T&T not producing quality players, says Yorke

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC -According to former national player and Manchester United midfielder Dwight Yorke, Trinidad is struggling to produce quality football players and he has called on authorities to look at the way football is structured in the twin-island republic.

English T20 coach praises ground staff in St Lucia

GROS ISLET, St Lucia, , CMC – England’s head coach Mark Robinson has heaped praise on the curator and ground staff at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground for their excellent work which resulted in Group A matches of the ICC Women’s World T20 being played at the ground despite heavy rainfall.

Brilliant Root ton puts England on top against Sri Lanka

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka,  (Reuters) – England captain Joe Root hit a brilliant century to put his team in a strong position in their quest for a series-clinching victory on the third day of the second test against Sri Lanka yesterday.

Haynes right man for Windies head coach job: Sir Viv

ST JOHN’S, Antigua,  CMC – Legendary former West Indies captain Sir Vivian Richards believes that Desmond Haynes is the right man to succeed Stuart Law as head coach of the regional team.

India into semis after thrashing Ireland

ICC Women’s T20

Another half century from Mithali Raj ensured India thrashed Ireland by 52 runs in their first ever encounter at the Providence stadium to book their spot yesterday in the semifinals of the ICC T20 World Cup.

Double basketball victory for Pacesetters

Pacesetters secured wins in the 1st and U23 Divisions, when the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association [GABA] ‘League Championship’ continued on Wednesday at the Burnham Court, Carmichael and Middle Streets.

Kiwis hand Pakistan 54-run defeat

Despite being eliminated from the Women’s World T20, New Zealand defeated Pakistan by 54 runs in a virtual dead rubber yesterday at the Providence to secure their first win of the tournament.

Verwey trounces Cadogan 

—Gomes rebounds, Alphonso records another win

The third day of the 2018 edition of the Farfan & Mendes Junior Skill level squash tournament saw the ever-improving Nicholas Verwey orchestrating another major win by downing Abosaide Cadogan in straight sets at the Georgetown Club Squash Court, last evening.  

Normal service resumed as Federer breezes into semis

LONDON,  (Reuters) – Swiss great Roger Federer made sure he will be among the last four at the ATP Finals this weekend after outplaying South Africa’s Kevin Anderson to top his group yesterday.

Sri Lanka get bizarre five-run penalty for running short

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka,  (Reuters) – Sri Lanka were hit with five penalty runs on the second day of the second test against England after match officials ruled the hosts’ batsmen breached the law governing deliberate short runs.

Bangladesh level series with Mehidy Hasan’s five-for

(ESPN) Mehidy Hasan Miraz bowled Bangladesh to a series-levelling win on the fifth day at the Shere Bangla National Stadium yesterday, taking 5 for 38, as Zimbabwe were bowled out for 224 half way through the second session.

Resilient Silva helps Sri Lanka gain lead of 46

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka,  (Reuters) – Roshen Silva struck a combative fifty and expertly guided Sri Lanka’s lower order to help the hosts gain a first-innings lead of 46 against England on the second day of the second test yesterday.

Hamilton clarifies ‘poor’ India comments

LONDON,  (Reuters) – Five times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has clarified comments about how he had felt torn to be racing in ‘poor’ India during the years when the country hosted a grand prix.

Premier League to turn to VAR from next season

LONDON,  (Reuters) – Premier League clubs have agreed in principle to introduce video assistant referees (VAR) from the start of next season, they said on Thursday.

India’s Kohli asks batsmen to step up

MUMBAI, (Reuters) – India have the bowling strength to dismiss any opposition, but their fate in the four-test series in Australia will depend on their batsmen, captain Virat Kohli said on Thursday.

South Africa lose 9 for 28 as West Indies defend 107

ICC women’s T20 tournament

(ESPN) With a howling gale whistling behind her, Shabnim Ismail, one of the fastest bowlers in women’s cricket, blew away West Indies’ top order, but South Africa lost 9 for 28 in pursuit of 108 to be dismissed for 76.

Bullock’s buzzer-beater pulls Pistons past Raptors

(Field Level Media) Reggie Bullock hit a 5-foot fadeaway jumper at the buzzer with an assist from former Raptor Jose Calderon, giving the Detroit Pistons a 106-104 victory at Toronto yesterday.

George drops 35 as Thunder cruise past Knicks

(Field Level Media) Taking the lead once again with Russell Westbrook injured, Oklahoma City’s Paul George scored 35 points as the Thunder cruised past the New York Knicks 128-103 on Wednesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

France’s World Cup triumphs changed attitudes to immigrants – Thuram

BARCELONA,  (Reuters) – France’s two World Cup wins in 1998 and 2018, which were characterised by the diversity of the players’ backgrounds, have helped to ease racial tensions in the country and changed attitudes to immigrants, former defender Lilian Thuram has said.

Shomari Wiltshire in easy opening win

-victories for Cadogan, Verwey, Alphonso 

Easy going junior national sensation, Shomari Wiltshire began the 2018 edition of the Farfan & Mendes Junior Skill level tournament with an easy win on the second day of the tournament at the Georgetown Club Squash Court, last evening. 

Chance for India to seal semifinal spot

Women’s T20 world cup

Coming to the back end of the group stages, Group B could possibly see India joining Australia as the two to advance to the semifinal of the women’s T20 World Cup when they play Ireland at Providence today.

Djokovic dismantles Zverev at ATP Finals

LONDON,  (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic produced a rock-solid performance to dismantle the challenge of German firebrand Alexander Zverev at the ATP Finals yesterday.

Australian Open director Tiley defends Federer scheduling

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley has defended giving Roger Federer “prime time” treatment at the year’s first grand slam, saying it was a matter of meeting fans and broadcasters’ demands for the “box office” athlete.

Shoulder injury puts Holder out of Bangladesh Tests

ST JOHN’S, Antigua,  CMC – West Indies have suffered a major setback ahead of the two-Test tour of Bangladesh starting next Wednesday in Chittagong, after talismanic captain Jason Holder was ruled out with a shoulder injury.

Curran, Buttler fifties rescue England in Pallekele

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka,  (Reuters) – Sam Curran exhibited his six-hitting prowess and Jos Buttler made an enterprising 63 to help England overcome a top order collapse and post 285 in the first innings on the opening day of the second test against Sri Lanka yesterday.

Australia advance to semis with victory over Kiwis

ICC Women’s World T20

Three-time tournament winners, Australia marched on to their 12th consecutive win while contrastingly handing New Zealand their seventh straight loss with a 33-run win and book their spot in the semi finals for the sixth time at the Women’s World T20 at Providence last night.

Clarkson, Thompson lead struggling Cavs over Hornets

(Field Level Media) Jordan Clarkson scored 24 points off the bench, and Tristan Thompson had 21 rebounds as part of a double-double as the injury-ravaged Cleveland Cavaliers came together for a resounding 113-89 thumping of the visiting Charlotte Hornets last night.

WA to welcome Bancroft as soon as ball-tampering ban over

MELBOURNE,  (Reuters) – Western Australia will be quick to welcome former test batsman Cameron Bancroft back to the fold once his ball-tampering ban expires in December, the state team’s coach Adam Voges has said.

Cadogan, De Abreu shine

-at Farfan & Mendes Junior Skill level tournament

Caribbean silver girls under 15 silver medallist Abosaide Cadogan was the centre of attention on the opening night of the 2018 edition of the Farfan & Mendes Junior Skill level tournament after she notched up a hard-fought win over Lucas Jonas last evening at the Georgetown Club Squash Court.

Delighted Anisa Mohammed poised to play historic 100th T20

GROS ISLET, St Lucia,  CMC – Veteran off-spinner Anisa Mohammed has pointed to her record 100th wicket in Twenty20 Internationals as the highlight of her outstanding career, as she prepares to play her 100th T20I when West Indies clash with South Africa here tonight.

Pouderoyen, Mahaica Determinators win

Turbo Energy Drink Football

Pouderoyen and Mahaica Determinators secured contrasting wins, when the 2nd Annual Turbo Energy Drink Football Championship, continued on Monday at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue.

Warriors’ Durant, Green have heated exchange

(Field Level Media) Golden State All-Stars Kevin Durant and Draymond Green had a heated exchange Monday night following Green’s costly turnover at the end of regulation in the Warriors’ 121-116 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.

Foakes keeps Bairstow out as England retain Galle XI

(Reuters) – Ben Foakes retained the wicketkeeper’s position after his dream debut in Galle as England named an unchanged XI for the second test against Sri Lanka, which starts on Wednesday in Pallekele.

South Africa make winning start to campaign

ICC Women’s Twenty20 World Cup

GROS ISLET, St Lucia,  CMC – South Africa thrashed Sri Lanka by seven wickets here late Monday night, to make a winning start to the ICC Women’s Twenty20 World Cup.

High fives at Mercedes as Hamilton sets sights on six

BRIXWORTH, England, (Reuters) – Five-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton vowed to raise the bar further next year as he told Mercedes factory staff yesterday never to stop believing in what they can achieve.

T&T drives off with Caribbean championship

Team Trinidad and Tobago once again drove off with the winner’s spoils of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championships (CMRC) which concluded on Sunday at the South Dakota Circuit.