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Football / EPL 2023-2024
« on: November 26, 2023, 08:49:42 PM »
What a frriggin  GOALAZO. ManU. vs Everton.

What about Track & Field / Junior Commonwealth Games 2023
« on: August 09, 2023, 09:53:05 AM »
Anybody home who could post something ?

Other Sports / 2023 CAC Games Netball
« on: July 07, 2023, 06:20:07 AM »

TT vs JA tonight. I think this is the final. Not sure.

What about Track & Field / Penn Relays 2023
« on: May 01, 2023, 06:41:27 PM »
I went to the Relays for the first time last Saturday. It was well worth it sitting in the drizzling rain. The competition was at a very high standard. Our high school kids have a long, long way to go. QRC came 4th in the 4x100 on Friday. Sad I did not see them live. The JA HS schools ruled in almost all the events. The JA crowd support is overwhelming. The highlight of the day was  100 meters for men 85 and over. The crowd was cheering the ultra seniors. The guy who came in last was 96 years old. It was a beautiful sight to behold. I would recommend this Penn Relays to anyone. Blessings Forumites!!!!

Trinbago, NBA & World Basketball / Cape Verde in World Cup Basketball
« on: February 28, 2023, 07:56:31 PM »

Michelle Katami - BBC Sport Africa
Mon, February 27, 2023 at 12:15 PM EST·1 min read

Cape Verde have made history by becoming the smallest country ever to qualify for the Fiba Basketball World Cup.

With a population of just over 500,000, the Atlantic island nation beat the record previously held by Montenegro, who qualified in 2019.

An impressive 79-64 victory over Ivory Coast sealed the Blue Sharks' spot at the tournament which will be co-hosted by Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines from 25 August to 10 September and will see five African teams compete.

On Friday, South Sudan also made history, qualifying at the first attempt just three years after the team took part in their debut international competition.

Angola and Egypt booked their places at the World Cup in qualifiers held in Cairo, while Ivory Coast were the first African nation to qualify back in August.

What about Track & Field / Commonwealth Games 2022
« on: July 28, 2022, 09:21:47 AM »
From TTExpress July 24 2022

Tyra Gittens is hungry for Commonwealth Games success.

“I’m going to starve myself until I get there,” the Trinidad and Tobago athlete declared. “I literally eat, breathe and sleep this.”

On Saturday, Gittens was eliminated from the World Championship women’s long jump. She finished 19th in qualifying with a 6.44 metres leap at Hayward Field here in Eugene, Oregon, USA., and then immediately switched her focus to the July 28 to August 8 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.

Gittens, who switched from the heptathlon to the individual long jump and high jump this season, plans to go medal hunting in both events in Birmingham. The final decision, however, will be made after consultation with her coach, Haitian-born Canadian Edrick Floreal.

“We’ll see what he says,” Gittens told the Express, “but for now, long and high. I don’t mind doing both to take my mind off of something. I like to do a lot. My mind needs that stimulation. Focusing on one thing has been so hard. But while the hep was definitely my personality, I don’t regret not going back to it.

“That decision,” she continued, “was fully to preserve my body and my professional career. I did a lot collegiately.”

Last year, Gittens finished tenth in the Olympic Games long jump final, and also produced a 6.96m national record leap. The 2022 season has not been as successful. Her best jump to date this year is 6.69.

“We all have to face it no matter what we’re doing in life. We all have those seasons. I think I’m going through mine. But I’m happy because it’s kind of early in my career and I’m a pretty good swimmer, so I think I’ll make it.”

Gittens said her World Championship disappointment makes the Commonwealth Games outing all the more important.

“Oh my gosh, yes. You might not know, I’m a sore loser. I will do it with a smile, but you should see my journal. And it’s not against the athletes. It’s just that I know what I can do. I have so much faith, and my support group, my family, they don’t let stuff slide. Obviously they’re proud of me because of where I am, but they know what I’m capable of and they know when I’m not there.

“They hold me accountable,” Gittens continued, “and so does my fiancé (Donavan Spotsville). He’s a very important person in my life and my career right now. When stuff doesn’t go good, it’s disappointing, but not because I feel like I let anybody down. It’s because I know what I can do, I know I represent a lot, and it means a lot to me.”

What about Track & Field / World TF Championship 2022 in Oregon
« on: July 15, 2022, 09:35:46 PM »
Saw TT's Elcock in the 100m heats. Tried hard but could not make it. Came in 4th. Wish him all the best in his endeavors.

What about Track & Field / Sydney MacClaughlin
« on: June 06, 2022, 06:24:02 AM »
Sydney ran 51.61 in 400 m hurdles yesterday. This lady is fantastic.

Football / GA Gateway Athletic Cup at Macoya
« on: May 12, 2022, 12:17:38 PM »
Anybody following this league. Gateway Athletes Cup. And, is the turf a new turf at Macoya ?

What about Track & Field / Carifta Games 2022
« on: April 18, 2022, 09:19:06 PM »
Carifta Games 2022 Medal Standings After Day 2
1. Jamaica 26 golds, 19 silvers, 9 bronze – – 54 medals
2. British Virgin Islands 4 golds, 1 bronze – – 5 medals
3. Trinidad and Tobago 2 golds, 6 silvers, 8 bronze – – 16 medals
4. Guyana 2 golds, 3 silvers – – 5 medals
5. Bahamas 1 gold, 6 silvers, 3 bronze – – 10 medals
6. Barbados 1 gold, 2 silvers, 3 bronze – – 6 medals
7. Cayman Islands 1 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze – – 4 medals
8. Dominica 1 gold, 1 silver – -2 medals
9. Antigua and Barbuda 1 gold, 2 silvers – – 3 medals
10. French Guiana 1 gold – – 1 medal

What about Track & Field / Junior PanAm 2021
« on: November 29, 2021, 02:10:11 PM »
Any TF rep in this games currently going on in Cali ?

What about Track & Field / Prefontaine classic. The big face off
« on: August 21, 2021, 03:26:04 PM »
Richardson got blown away. No competition.

What about Track & Field / 2021 U-20 Track and Field in Nairobi Kenya
« on: August 20, 2021, 02:42:31 AM »
Like nobody notice U-20 T&F going on in Nairobi. Just by chance flicking thru the channels that I got it on nbcsports. They are about 8 hrs ahead. A 17 year old JA won the women's 100 in fine style. 11.08. A Namibian yuteman won the men 100. A Grenadian and a Cuban were the Caribbean rep, I think the Cuban came in 3rd. That's all folks.

Cricket Anyone / International Cricket
« on: May 17, 2021, 08:49:50 AM »
Euro cricket on now. Germany.

Football / Richard "Richie" Peters
« on: March 23, 2021, 11:46:50 AM »

This article is about Richard "Richie" Peters from Sando area. He played for Prez and South Colleges and Youth teams. He also played for the now defunct Sando Juniors and Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey. I played against him in all those teams. It appears that he has covid. I did not read the entire article because you have to sign up. He has been in JA 20 yrs now. Anyone of the Southies can get more info. By the way Richie was a damn good player(striker). It was just that there were other damn good players around. He tried out for the 74 youth team. He had serious competition from Chinapoo, Murrel, Winty Hacket, Mike Grayson.

Other Sports / Olympic Surfing
« on: March 21, 2021, 09:57:26 AM »
This is so sad. A Salvadoran surfer who was struck by lightening while training, died. When it is your time, it is your time. God Bless!!!!

What about Track & Field / Tyra Gittens Thread
« on: March 12, 2021, 05:10:09 PM »
The young lady delivered.

T&T's Tyra Gittens put on an amazing record-breaking performance to claim the NCAA pentathlon national championship with a score of 4,764 points at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas in the United States on Thursday evening.

The University of Texas A&M junior also set a new national record, the previous mark being 4,276, which was held by her and is the most in the pentathlon by a women's athlete from a Caribbean nation.

While setting a collegiate record, the multi-athlete also set a facility record and became the first female Aggie to win an individual indoor title since 2014 when Brea Garrett won the weight throw.

"Today (Thursday) means so much to me. When I was a freshman and looked at the collegiate record I just thought ‘Oh my gosh, I don’t think I can do that but I can come somewhere in that area’.

"As I matured, I definitely realised that it can be more achievable than I thought and I was so happy that I was able to do it today, "The national champion Gittens was quoted saying on the Texas A&M website.

En route to setting an overall personal best in the pentathlon, she set personal records in three of the five events, while winning three events.

Gittens’ day started with clocking 8.27 in the 60m hurdles, .01 seconds faster than her previous personal best. She followed by winning the high jump at 1.93m, which bettered her previous school record of 1.91m. The high-flyer owns the top five all-time performances in Aggie history, she has cleared 1.93m, 1.91m, 1.89m, 1.88m and 1.87m in her career. Her clearance also equalled the T&T national record held by Natasha Alleyne-Gibson.

She continued to show her dominance winning the shot put at 13.86m, less than two inches short of her personal record. The junior followed by winning the long jump on her final attempt at 6.58m, which was just short of her personal record of 6.62m.

Gittens capped the record performance by clocking a personal-best 800m time of 2:28.22, which produced an overall pentathlon score of 4,764.

“I think the 800 was definitely the thing that I’m most proud of because of how much of a mental block and just mental funk it is for me. Even though it wasn’t an amazing time, I broke out of that mental blockage and it was definitely needed today. I came into the meet saying, ‘However, anything else goes, I don’t care because the 800 is one thing that I know I need to work on. And I was so happy. I could cry that it turned out the way it did and I stuck to it. I stuck to the plan,” said Gittens on her fantastic showing in the two-lap event.

Texas A&M's head coach Pat Henry raved about Gittens’ achievement saying: "It was the finest effort any collegiate athlete has ever had. To do the things she did and start off with a personal best in the 60m hurdles and clear 6-4 in the high jump is absolutely a tremendous start. She came to this meet with a lot of intention, an intention to win this championship.

“Tyra [Gittens] didn't win the SEC title two weeks ago and it shows the whole team that it's about how you think. If you're a positive person and go in there with the experiences you've had, be ready to do it on this day. This is the day that you have to put everything you know together to try to win an event. I think today teaches that it showed that you can do it because Tyra just did it!"

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Amazing Race
« on: October 15, 2020, 03:57:34 PM »
I saw the TT part of the amazing race last night. Actually, it was real kixx. Especially playing the pan. I laugh like hell.

Football / US NCAA football
« on: December 15, 2019, 10:01:48 PM »
Georgetown Univ. from Washington DC beat UVA for NCAA title. Wow, how time has changed.

General Discussion / Fashion show at the Trinity Cathedral.
« on: November 08, 2019, 07:05:43 PM »
What allyuh think about that piece ah bakanal or stupidity. I have no problem with fashion shows. But to have it in front of the altar! Both the rector and the person managing the show should get some bwah!

Football / WMF. World Mini Football
« on: October 14, 2019, 10:04:55 AM »
Guys, allyuh that the World Mini Football(6 a side) is currently taking place in Aussie.

What about Track & Field / Briana Williams
« on: August 27, 2019, 10:37:42 PM »
Read she tested positive!

Football / Pan American Games 2019
« on: July 29, 2019, 07:22:13 PM »

I forget about PanAm. Saturday I found it when I was flicking thru the channels. I even forgot we send a football team. The men lost 4-2 to Mex. after leading 2 nil at the half. I Think Uruguay won the gold.

Cricket Anyone / England tour of West Indies 2019:1st Test
« on: January 24, 2019, 04:48:36 PM »
This  current  West Indies team is real heart attack. Out England for 77. Now their 2nd innings is 127 for 6. It would be crazy if England was to come back and win this match.

Football / Hamza Choudury Greneda-Bangladesh Doughla power
« on: December 27, 2018, 11:39:40 AM »
From the DailyMail.

Well here is a Douglah of Caribbean-Bangladeshi descent trying to make waves in the EPL. Could probably make England. Maybe Greneda.

His dad is from Grenada, his mum is from Bangladesh and now he's Leicester's new star with the big hair after playing key role their shock wins over Chelsea and City... meet football's new Asian pioneer Hamza Choudhury

    The 21-year-old has started in the victories over Chelsea and Manchester City
    His start at Stamford Bridge was his first league appearance of the season
    It came with Puel under pressure amid reports that his job was on the line
    The French boss responded by including rookie Hamza Choudhury in midfield

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / RIP Brother Superior
« on: November 25, 2018, 06:53:12 PM »
Lord Superior has passed. Excellent Kaisonian. RIP.

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