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Football / Re: Thread for T&T vs Puerto Rico Game (28-Mar-2021)
« on: March 31, 2021, 01:39:07 PM »
Mediocre in Mayaguez: Muckette, Wilfredo and T&T’s missing jockey shorts
Sean Powder Tuesday 30 March 2021 Global Football, National Football, Wired 868

I arrived 20 minutes prior to kick off at the Estadio Centroamericano in Mayaguez to a populated parking lot with a surprising stream of fans in red, white and blue.

The Puerto Rican Football Federation president Ivan Rivera stated on 15 March that the game would be played behind closed doors. Apparently for the Boriquen ‘closed to the public’ is as fluid a term as ‘excellence’ for Trinidad and Tobago head coach Terry Fenwick.

I learned that the Puerto Rican Federation provided every football club on the island with two tickets; and, although there was a guest list at the entrance, some Puerto Rican clubs might have studied our 19 November 1989 ticketing process.

The World Cup qualifier was staged at the home of Puerto Rico Sol FC, one of the strongest football programs in Puerto Rico since its founding in 2016. Across the street is Plaza Patos y Copas, a wonderful revenue generator—though I do not know whether for the club or the federation.

Former TTFA president David John-Williams would love the setting.

As the match kicked off on a pitch surrounded by an athletic track, Fenwick spent much of his time in lane one trying to get as close as possible to his players who he shouted orders to constantly.
Puerto Rico head coach Dave Sarachan, on the hand, only emerged from his bench with the occasional tactical adjustment.


The first half ended with both teams still on even terms. Thank Trinidad and Tobago goalkeeper Nicklas Frenderup for that, as he was lively and commanding—save for one strike that he judged to be wide but which struck his near post.

As the second half got underway, our back four must have felt like I did at the San Juan airport, greeted by an ants’ nest of Covid-19 regulations and tables of individuals in gloves, masks and white disposal suits, awaiting your ‘intake’. It was like a scene from the movie Pandemic.

In the Estadio Centroamericano, Trinidad and Tobago, effectively using four six foot central defenders across their entire backline, were struggling to cope with the nippy Puerto Ricans.

The 17-year-old human highlight reel that is right winger Wilfredo A Rivera Cepeda, aka Wilfredo Rivera, looked particularly impressive in an otherwise mediocre game.

Wilfredo spent his early years at one of the oldest clubs in Puerto Rico, Academia Quintana, and hails from the Quintana neighborhood of San Juan, where boys sweat from early in the morning until after the sun sets. He immigrated to Jacksonville, FL where he eventually joined Orlando FC.


Almost every talented footballer has some ‘barrio football’ in their past and Wilfredo is no different. The sons of the privileged almost never rise to the top in the game.

Fenwick injected some creativity into his team in the second half by swapping Daniel Phillips with Duane Muckette, and the impact was felt on and off the field.

“Ay Dios Mio (oh my God),” said the Puerto Rican fan next to me, “it’s good they did not start ‘Number 10’ because he changed the game. Now we are going to lose…”

Joevin Jones put the visitors ahead within 10 minutes of Muckette’s introduction. But the Trinidad and Tobago players were not efficient with our chances, while their defence always seemed desperate for protection from the Puerto Rico attackers.

We needed better game management. There didn’t appear to be a plan to sit deeper and hit them on the counter with Levi Garcia and Willis Plaza, or for Michel Poon-Angeron to stay home and look after the back four.

The match remained opened and Puerto Rico eventually found an equaliser with an attack that was well constructed but poorly defended.

“Yo soy Boricua pa que tu lo sepas (I am Puerto Rican in case you didn’t know),” sang the home fans, as they pushed their boys to go for the victory.

But 1-1 was as good as it was going to get for the hosts.

I was fortunate to meet and spend some time with Puerto Rico defender Nicolás Javier Cordona and flanker Gerald Jadiel Diaz after the match. They and the supporters felt the result was fair, although they felt they could have taken all three points.

They still view Trinidad and Tobago as a Caribbean powerhouse and considered the result to be an excellent one for the development of Puerto Rican football.

As a true patriot, I played along with their description of our team as a ‘powerhouse’, and did not tell them the emperor might have lost his jockey shorts some time ago.


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Football / Re: Thread for T&T vs Puerto Rico Game (28-Mar-2021)
« on: March 27, 2021, 06:42:27 PM »
WATCH: Snippet of pre-match press conference with Fenwick and Hyland.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/I8vrLqqTkxE" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/I8vrLqqTkxE</a>

these pre match press conferences make no sense. it's a waste of time. We learn nothing new except diplomacy and as we say in Trinidad - mamaguy. No insight on injuries update eg Bateau. Nothing on if the player tested positive for COVID then negative is available for tomorrows match. When will Fenwick have a real press conference.   

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Football / Re: Thread for T&T vs Guyana Game (25-Mar-2021)
« on: March 26, 2021, 09:33:48 AM »
TF, please sort out that penalty taking situation now. Thanks

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Football / Re: Thread for T&T vs Guyana Game (25-Mar-2021)
« on: March 17, 2021, 05:58:09 PM »
Fenwick is a con man  ;D ;D .. so where them new uk players he talking about .... you call up boucaud

he shot down Tallman and dem and say he has his own scouts in the UK..... what ah joke, just full of .....   
Anyway country first.

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Football / Re: The In Memory Of Thread
« on: February 18, 2021, 11:03:20 AM »
very sad news indeed about Larry..... shock !!! very mild manner guy indeed. Had the opportunity of giving him is only overseas stint at a USL club in the mid 90's. RIP my friend       

What club was that?

Charlotte Eagles

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Football / Re: The In Memory Of Thread
« on: February 18, 2021, 06:20:07 AM »
very sad news indeed about Larry..... shock !!! very mild manner guy indeed. Had the opportunity of giving him is only overseas stint at a USL club in the mid 90's. RIP my friend       

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Football / Re: Thread for USA vs T&T Game (31-Jan-2021)
« on: January 31, 2021, 07:22:54 PM »
Can't we just forget about these guys and call de track team? Ah lot of them studying in the US. It is the SLOWEST Trinidad team I  have seen in my life .

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Football / Re: Dayne St. Clair Thread
« on: December 23, 2020, 05:53:25 PM »
Well he got called up to Canada's training camp in January.
Wha we doing about dat? We just go lye down and take it without ah fight?

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Trinbago, NBA & World Basketball / Re: Re: Zonal and Local Basketball News
« on: November 23, 2020, 08:07:24 AM »
NBFTT planning women’s basketball league
JELANI BECKLES

THE National Basketball Federation of TT (NBFTT) in an effort to build the sport among women and girls in TT will launch a women’s basketball league, next month.

Chairperson of the TT Women’s Basketball League Allison Bastien said the aim of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) programme is to increase women’s involvement in administration in the sport throughout the Americas.
https://newsday.co.tt/2020/11/23/nbftt-planning-womens-basketball-league/


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Trinbago, NBA & World Basketball / NBA Finals
« on: October 10, 2020, 06:01:41 PM »
Heat put Lakers championship on hold

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Los Angeles Lakers — sporting the Black Mamba uniforms designed by the late Kobe Bryant that were undefeated in the postseason— intended to finish off the Miami Heat on Friday night in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

Anthony Davis laced up trophy gold Nike “5 Rings” Kobe 5 prototype shoes for the clash. If the game were poker, the Lakers were going all in.

Miami had other plans.

https://sports.yahoo.com/jimmy-butler-heat-not-ready-to-leave-bubble-as-they-spoil-lakers-celebration-plans-145800227.html

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Trinbago, NBA & World Basketball / Johnny Hamilton Thread
« on: July 16, 2020, 06:39:04 AM »

Turkisk team Fernerbache signs Johhny Hamilton


Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul (BSL) signed 26-year old Trinidad and Tobago center Johnny Hamilton (213-104kg-94, college: UT Arlington). He played last season at Darussafaka in the BSL. In 22 games he had 8.2ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.5bpg. Hamilton helped them to make it to the cup final. He also played 15 games in Eurocup where he recorded 11.3ppg, 8.1rpg (#3 in the league) and 1.4bpg.
Hamilton has played previously professionally in NBA G League (Grand Rapids Drive) and NBA Summer League (Milwaukee Bucks). He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Honorable Mention in 2020.
Hamilton won NBA G League Central Division championship title in 2019.
He attended University of Texas at Arlington until 2018 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

https://youtu.be/RafrfrFeYOM   

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I guess no light guys, mediation talks are of.   

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ah light....?

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Football / Re: William Wallace Thread
« on: June 22, 2020, 06:54:25 AM »
Could this be the result of Wallace secret meeting with Warner? A meeting that Warner said took please. Warner put him unto Miller? Ah wonder what was Warner's cut from Miller deal? The stupid plot thickens     

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Football / Re: The David Nakhid Thread
« on: June 13, 2020, 06:20:21 PM »
Hearing talk that  Nakhid will be UNC candidate for Tunapuna

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Football / Re: TTFA News Thread.
« on: June 13, 2020, 11:29:06 AM »
the wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round …..

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Football / Re: William Wallace Thread
« on: June 13, 2020, 11:21:15 AM »
are the watch words of Trinidad and Tobago's football - Bacchanal, Bacchanal and more Bacchanal ?
It certainly not the national watchwords of Discipline, Production and Tolerance.   

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Trinbago, NBA & World Basketball / Re: New York Knickerbockers Thread
« on: June 13, 2020, 11:13:46 AM »
Report: Ex-Knicks guard Gerald Wilkins arrested twice, hospitalized for mental health evaluation


Former New York Knicks guard Gerald Wilkins was reportedly arrested twice in the past two weeks in Georgia and sent to a hospital for a mental health evaluation, according to the New York Daily News.
Wilkins, who played for the Knicks from 1985-1992, reportedly locked himself inside his girlfriend’s room for more than two hours on June 6 before disabling the fire alarm and pouring “accelerants and other liquids through cracks on the door repeatedly,” including rubbing alcohol, bleach, soap, Epsom salt, water and urine, according to the report.
https://www.yahoo.com/sports/new-york-knicks-gerald-wilkins-arrested-hospitalized-mental-health-evaluation-dominique-damien-213744223.html

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Football / Re: Former T&T captain Sedley supports foreign coach.
« on: June 08, 2020, 05:28:35 PM »
little known fact -  although Sedley Joseph went to CIC and captained one of the great T&T teams in '67 he never played first 11 football for CIC.
RIP Sedley Joseph, thank you for your contributions on and off the field.       

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Cricket Anyone / Gomes has no regrets over blanking rebel tour
« on: May 02, 2020, 05:32:05 AM »
Gomes has no regrets over blanking rebel tour

FORMER TT and West Indies cricketer Larry Gomes has no regrets over blanking the infamous WI rebel tours of South Africa in 1983.
Gomes made this point during an interview on the Barbados-based Andrew Mason and Guest radio show, from his home in Toronto, Canada, on Tuesday evening.
Reflecting on the enticement of a spot in the unsanctioned WI rebel team, led by Lawrence Rowe, Gomes said, “I was in Toronto on holidays. The phone kept ringing, Lawrence calling, (Dr Ali) Bacher calling, ‘Crofty’ (Colin Croft) calling, they wanted me to come down and join them down there.”
Bacher, now 77, was a former South Africa captain, manager and administrator, who played a key role in organising rebel tours from West Indies, Sri Lanka, England and Australia during the 1980s, when South Africa were banned from international sport due to their apartheid policies.
Gomes continued, “I had met with Dr Bacher in Manhattan, (United States) with my advisor Hugh Henderson, at a hotel privately. We went about doing a contract, but I didn’t sign it because I wanted to come back to Toronto and talk to my wife.
“At the time was the apartheid system so I was in two minds. If I’d gone, I’d be set for a lifetime. With the apartheid thing and studying if I want to go back home (to Trinidad), I don’t think they’d welcome you too much at that time. That made me not want to go there.”
During that time, Gomes was yet to cement a place in the WI middle order, which featured captain Sir Clive Lloyd, Sir Viv Richards, Faoud Bacchus, Collis King, Alvin Kallicharan and Gus Logie.
“It was very difficult to turn down,” admitted Gomes. “Dr Bacher and I decided not to disclose the contract. I still have the contract but we agreed not to disclose the details.”
Gomes, a passionate horseracing fan, and a former racehorse owner, said, “I even had a racehorse in the contract.”
However, he noted, “I have no regrets. I was sad for the guys though. The kind of monies they went for, I don’t think that’ll be enough, knowing that your careers would be at stake and that’ll be the end of them. I think I was the only one who negotiated a contract with (Bacher). Most of the guys ended up in South Africa without the contract.”
The then West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) banned the players who featured in the 1983 and 1984 rebel tours from playing First-Class and international cricket, under its auspices, for life. The ban was lifted in 1989, and Barbadian fast bowler Ezra Moseley played a pair of Tests, against England, in 1990.
Gomes said, “At the time it’s not like the money you’re getting now but it was real good money.”
Asked if he has ever communicated with the players who went to South Africa and if they regretted making the trips, Gomes replied, “Maybe some of them were happy that they went but most of them, afterwards, realised maybe they made a mistake by going. If you look at a few of them, for some reason, they didn’t end up well in life (after) going there. You had Richard Austin who turned a vagrant, it was sad to see him in Jamaica. And there were a few others, it wasn’t nice to see having played with them.”
The 66-year-old Gomes, who played 60 Tests (3,171 runs at an average of 39.63) and 83 One Day Internationals (1,415 at 28.87) between 1976 and 1987, mentioned the value of country and league cricket in England for helping the WI players of his era become the unstoppable force in world cricket, during the 1970s and 1980s.
“Why we were strong (was) most of the players were playing professionally in England,” said Gomes. “There was no restriction on the foreign players. We were used to playing day in, day out.”
What will he suggest for the present crop of WI players to improve their game? “To recommend for our guys now, the education level of the guys, especially the younger ones, they need guidance to solve their problems from early on, in crisis situations,” he responded. “They need mentors and advisors. Also, I don’t know how much of them set goals.”
During the interview, Gomes mentioned that he enjoyed playing against Australia because of their competitive nature and on-field banter (he scored six Test centuries against them). He also rated his knock of 123 at the Queen’s Park Oval against India in 1983 as his best.
With the array of pace bowling during his playing days, Gomes described Jeff Thomson, Michael Holding and Wayne Daniel as the fastest bowlers he faced and his favourite pitches were at Sabina Park, Jamaica (“it was a good atmosphere, I enjoyed it there”), and Adelaide, Australia (“I had a couple centuries there”).
On his most memorable moments, Gomes listed his first Test (in June 1976 against England at Nottingham) and winning the World Cup in 1979 (“it was a fantastic achievement”), while the 1983 World Cup final defeat to India was his most disappointing.
Gomes also touched on the famous 1984 Test victory against England at Lord’s, London, when Sir Gordon Greenidge made an unbeaten 214 while Gomes was 92 not out, as WI romped to a nine-wicket victory, on the final day.
“I always tell him he robbed me of a hundred at Lord’s,” said Gomes, in jest. “At the time, we were concentrating on winning the game. We made it very easily. Gordon went haywire and I played my role, rotated the strike as usual and we got (the total) with overs to spare.”

newsday

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Trinbago, NBA & World Basketball / Re: Tears for Kobe from Trinidad
« on: February 26, 2020, 04:13:06 AM »
Such a tragic story and untimely death not just for Kobe and his daughter but the others too.

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Trinbago, NBA & World Basketball / Re: T&T Pro & College Scene
« on: February 23, 2020, 07:50:09 AM »

Gardiner top foreign base player of the week

6-9 power forward John Gardiner was selected as Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) top overseas-based player for week ending February 16. Gardiner registered a double-double of 28pts & 12rebs as 11th ranked Raiders Tirol (6-16) scored an upset 80-73 away win over 6th ranked Mistelbach Mustangs (12-10) on February 8 in the Austrian 2 Bundesliga League (B2L). Gardiner is averaging 13.4pts, 10.0rebs (2nd in league) and 1.7 assists per game in the B2L.

Second is 7' center Johnny Hamilton registered a double-double of a game high 20pts, 10rbs and 3blks for Darussafaka on February 16. However, Fenerbahce outscored Darussafaka 27-23 in the decisive period to secure the Turkish Cup Title 74-71 in Ankara. Hamilton averaged 14.7pts, 8.7rebs and two blocks per game in the Turkish Cup games. Hamilton will see action again for Darusssafaka on February 26 against Telekom in the regular season of the Turkish BSL.

Third is 6-9 power forward Kadeem Jack Kadeem Jack who was a perfect 8-of-8 from the field, scoring 18 points to go with 9rebs & 2blks as the Oklahoma City Blue (17-18) scored a 137-118 home victory against the Long Island Nets (14-20) on February 11. Jack is averaging 11.6pts, 6.9rebs & 1.0 assist per game in the NBA G League.

Fourth is Devaughn Akoon-Purcell with 15pts, 3rebs, 2ast and a steal in Oklahoma City Blue 137-118 home victory against the Long Island Nets (14-20) on February 11. Akoon-Purcell is averaging 18.1pts, 6.6rebs and 1.9 assists per game in the NBA G League.

Fifth is 6-9 power forward Jabari Narcis who closed in on a double-double with 8pts, a game-best 9rebs, 2blks and 2 steals for the University of Texas Arlington Maverick (12-15, 8-8 Sun Belt) on February 15 at their College Park Center. UTA never trailed and posted an impressive 76-65 win over Sun Belt Conference leader Little Rock (18-9, 12-4 Sun Belt) to complete a pivotal weekend sweep. Earlier on February 13, Narcis finished with 4pts, 4rebs, 2ast and a steal as UTA picked up a much-needed 77-67 home win over Arkansas State (15-11, 7-8 Sun Belt). Narcis is averaging 7.2pts and 6.7 rebounds per game.

Sixth is 6-8 forward Shakeil Bertrand with 8pts, 5rebs, 1blks & 1stl for the Central Arizona College Vaqueros (8-11) in a nail-biting 57-58 loss at Chandler-Gilbert Community College (3-16) on February 12. Bertrand is averaging 11.4pts and 7.3rebs per game in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference, NJCAA D1.

Seventh is 6-4 point guard Daniel Dillon with 7pts, 2ast and 2 steals for 7th ranked Adelaide 36ers (12-16) in a 79-94 road loss against 2nd ranked Perth Wildcats (19-9) on February 15 in the Australian NBL. Dillon is averaging 3.5pts, 1.1rebs & 1.0 assists per game.

Eight is 7' center Kyle Rowley with 6pts and 3rebs in 12mins court time for 11th ranked Almansa (10-12) in an 81-64 win against 16th ranked Oviedo (7-15) on February 15 in a Spanish LEB Gold game. Rowley is averaging 5.4pts and 7.0rebs per game.

Ninth is 6-9 power forward Leston Gordon with 2pts, 5rebs and a block shot for 7th ranked L'Hospitalet (11-11) in a 76-85 loss against 6th ranked FC Barcelona 2 (11-11) on February 15. Gordon is averaging 4.7pts and 3.5 rebounds per game in the Spanish LEB Silver league.

Albert Lee Young

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Trinbago, NBA & World Basketball / Re: Re: Zonal and Local Basketball News
« on: February 23, 2020, 07:42:46 AM »
Clippers Crowned National Champions   



Cale­do­nia Clip­pers emerged men’s cham­pi­ons of the Na­tion­al Bas­ket­ball Fed­er­a­tion of T&T’s (NBFTT) Na­tion­al In­vi­ta­tion­al Cham­pi­onships (NIC) af­ter de­feat­ing Sto­ries of Suc­cess (SOS) Bas­ket­ball Acad­e­my 108-95 in the de­cider at the Mal­oney In­door Sports Are­na on Sun­day.

Kirk Bap­tiste led the way for Clip­pers with a game-high 25 points as Clip­pers swept the three-game se­ries 2-0.

SOS en­tered game two al­ready at a dis­ad­van­tage fol­low­ing a nar­row 77-76 loss to Clip­pers in game one on Thurs­day.

In a fran­tic ef­fort to keep their cham­pi­onship hopes alive, the SOS unit was com­bat­ive from the jump, ap­ply­ing de­fen­sive pres­sure from coast-to-coast. Dur­ing the first quar­ter, it was a show­down be­tween Clip­pers’ Kurt “Ko­to” Chris­t­ian and SOS’ Ah­keel “Smal­ly” as the two guards were go­ing at each oth­er on each pos­ses­sion.

The young SOS group stayed with­in strik­ing range in the first half of play, lim­it­ing the on-court pro­duc­tion of Clip­pers’ Adri­an Joseph through their de­fen­sive strat­e­gy and end­ing the first two quar­ters 24-29 and 52-55 re­spec­tive­ly.

How­ev­er, Ako Pas­cal, who record­ed a sea­son-high 35 points in Cale­do­nia’s vic­to­ry over SOS dur­ing the reg­u­lar sea­son, be­gan to heat up, scor­ing 11 of his 22 points in the sec­ond pe­ri­od.


In the sec­ond half, the phys­i­cal­i­ty of the con­test grew much to the dis­ad­van­tage of the SOS out­fit. De­spite SOS’ open dis­plea­sure with the of­fi­cials, the men in or­ange fe­ro­cious­ly bat­tled through­out the en­tire con­test.

In spite of SOS’ fight, it was not enough as Joseph, Pas­cal, Chris­t­ian and de­fen­sive spe­cial­ist Bap­tiste com­bined for 44 points in the Clip­pers’ 53-point charge to­wards the end of reg­u­la­tion as they swept their op­po­nents.

Sev­en teams par­tic­i­pat­ed in this year’s com­pe­ti­tion. The oth­er teams were Po­lice, Bri­an Chase Bas­ket­ball Acad­e­my, Mal­oney Pac­ers, Pris­ons and De­fence Force.

Fol­low­ing the pre­lim­i­nary round, SOS fin­ished at the top of the ta­ble and the Clip­pers, De­fence Force and Po­lice were ranked sec­ond, third and fourth re­spec­tive­ly.

Clip­pers swept De­fence Force 2-0 in the Big Four se­mi-fi­nals, se­cur­ing their place in the se­ries fi­nal. SOS’ jour­ney was a bit longer as they de­feat­ed Po­lice 2-1.

In the women’s di­vi­sion, Po­lice, De­fence Force, Bri­an Chase and En­ter­prise-Mal­oney Com­bined field­ed teams to form a pool of four in the com­pe­ti­tion, which jumped off in De­cem­ber with some of the top avail­able teams in T&T in the men’s and women’s di­vi­sions.

Po­lice were crowned the women’s cham­pi­ons with De­fence Force plac­ing sec­ond and BC­BA se­cur­ing third place.

Score:

CLIP­PERS 108 (Kirk Bap­tiste 25, Ako Pas­cal 22, Kurt Chris­t­ian 22, Adri­an Joseph 16) v SOS 95 (Ah­keel Boyd 24, Kern George 14, Keron Stephens 12, Je­lani Val­ley 11).

Quar­ter scores: 1st. 29-24, 2nd. 55-52, 3rd. 86-70 (All in favour of Clip­pers).

Clip­pers won se­ries 2-0

Spe­cial Awards:


• MVP: Adri­an Joseph (Clip­pers)

• Best De­fen­sive Play­er: Kirk Bap­tiste (Clip­pers)

• Most Promis­ing Play­er: Ah­keel Boyd (SOS)

• Top Per­form­ing Coach: Col­in Al­leyne (Clip­pers)

• Most Out­stand­ing Man­ag­er: Milio Camp­bell (Po­lice)

• Most Out­stand­ing Train­er/Physio: Nicole Abra­ham (Po­lice)

Trinidad Guardian

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Trinbago, NBA & World Basketball / Re: Lakers Thread
« on: January 28, 2020, 07:59:03 PM »
My favorite athlete of all time! RIP Kobe, will always be a legend in my book.
RIP to Gianna and the other lives lost, heartbreaking.

Very heart wrenching sooo sudden, makes you ask questions about life. Today you’re here tomorrow you’re gone. Life is like a vapor

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Football / Re: TTFA News Thread.
« on: January 19, 2020, 03:33:16 PM »
I must say although its early days I'm impress with the continual updates from this new board keeping the public informed and updated, therefore generating interest .   

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Football / Re: Nigel Myers Thread
« on: January 12, 2020, 06:33:12 PM »
congrats to Tallman.. more than well deserved. This move has shown me this administration has a broader vision.

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Trinbago, NBA & World Basketball / Re: T&T Pro & College Scene
« on: October 24, 2019, 08:04:09 AM »
Pro Round Up

The evaluation for the top performing Trinidad & Tobago professional player for week ending 20/10/2019 was a tough choice between ex-Detroit Pistons summer league team-mates center Johnny Hamilton and point guard Khadeen Carrington. In the final analysis, Hamilton won based on individual ranking in their last games. He enjoyed a 31 ranked while Carrington had 28.

The week's number one is Hamilton who scored a game high 21pts with 10rebs and four block shots as Darussaf defeated Gaziantep 76-58 on October 20. With the win, Darussaf improved to 6th place with a 3-1 record in Turkish BSL. Hamilton currently enjoys an average of 13.3pts, 8.7rebs and leads the league with 2.3 blocks per game.

The second best performer was 6-4 point guard Khadeen Carrington in Germany. Carrington hit a team high 27pts, 5 assists & 5 steals for Ludwigsb in a 106-75 win versus Ratioph on October 20. With the win, Ludwigsb remains in 7th position in the BBL with a 3-1 record. Currently, Carrington leads the league in scoring with an average of 21ppg and is 10th ranked with 1.8 steals per game. He also average 2.7rebs & 3.8 assists per game.

In third place is 6-9 power forward John Gardiner who plays in the Austrian B2L. He tallied a double double of 10pts & 12rebs for Tirol in a 69-61 victory over Deutsch-Wagram on October 20. After five rounds, Tirol improves to 9th place with a 2-3 record. Thus far, Gardiner is averaging 12.3pts and ranked 2nd in rebounds with an average of 11.8rpg. Gardiner also has St Vincent citizenship.

Fourth place is 6-9 power forward Leston Gordan with 10pts, 5rebs & 2 steals for L'Hospitalet in closely contested 72--71 win over Gran Canaria 11 on October 19. With the victory, L'Hospitalet improved to 5th position with a 4-2 record in the western division of the Spanish LEB Silver. Gordan has an average of 6.2pts & 3.0rebs per game.

Next is 7' center Kyle Rowley in 10mins court time with 2rebs & one steal for 16th ranked Almansa in a 67-85 loss to Castello (13th). With the defeat, Almansa remains winless (0-4) in the Spanish LEB Gold league. Rowley average is 1.0pts & 6.0rebs per game.

Down under, veteran point guard 6-4 Daniel Dillon was restricted to two minutes court time for 4th ranked Adelaide 36ers in 104-98 win over Brisbane Bullets (13th) on October 19 in the Australian NBL.
 

Albert Lee Young

   


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Trinbago, NBA & World Basketball / Re: T&T Pro & College Scene
« on: October 20, 2019, 04:42:37 PM »
A Darussafaka Double-Double for Rio-Claro’s very own Johnny Hamilton

 21 points and 10 rebounds were a game high. He also had 4 blocks and 2 steals to go with it.

Darussafaka won their Basketball Super League match against Gaziantap 76-58.



Total SporTT

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Football / Re: Thread for T&T vs Honduras Games (10-Oct & 17-Nov-2019)
« on: October 10, 2019, 07:52:09 PM »
FINAL: Trinidad and Tobago 0-2 Honduras. Goals scored by Brayan Moya (52') and Douglas Martinez (90'). T&T ended the game with 9 men as Levi Garcia and Mekeil Williams were ejected from the game.
ah guess the mystery warriors ting didn't work

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UTT Basketball Coach off to New York Knicks

 On Monday 30th September, The University of Trinidad and Tobago's (UTT's) Basketball Coach, Stefan "Star" Dillon, left the shores of Trinidad and Tobago en route to New York, USA to join the New York Knicks NBA Basketball team's pre-season preparation and training camp.

This special invitation to be part the New York Knicks training camp was extended by their team trainer, Mr. Roger Hinds and by extension Knicks General Manager, Mr. Scott Perry. The invitation came after fruitful discussions with Mr. Albert Lee Young, Mr. Dillon's former coach and current mentor in sport.

The camp is expected to run from October 1st - 6thand will feature the Knicks' team preparation for the 2019 - 2020 NBA regular season which is scheduled to begin on October 22nd, 2019.

This camp will involve the likes of current and upcoming NBA stars such as Dennis Smith Jr., Julius Randle, and R.J Barrett. R.J Barrett was a standout student-athlete at Duke University and the third overall pick in this year's NBA draft.

Stefan is expected to interact and learn from the likes of New York Knicks Head Coach David Fizdale and Assistant Coaches Keith Smart and Kaleb Canales. Also on Dillon's radar is the real possibility of meeting and engaging past NBA great Allan Houston who is now the Special Assistant to General Manager Scott Perry.

Stefan was extremely delighted to be specially selected to be among such a great NBA franchise and had this to say:

"I'm extremely grateful for this rare opportunity to be amongst athletes that are considered the best in the world. It will be great to see the elites in their element and to observe hands-on how advanced the sport is in the U.S. With the information garnered I will be able to apply the knowledge and practices to the HP programme here at UTT with hope that it will spark a new direction in which we see basketball locally."

The Sport & Recreation Unit is very thrilled when our coaches are given these opportunities and exposure to such world class modern training academies. We are sure that such opportunities can only redound to the benefit of the Sport Programme here at UTT and by extension Trinidad and Tobago. The department looks forward to Stefan's return and his implementation of new and advanced training techniques as we look towards building our new and advanced UTT Basketball Academy.

Join us in congratulating Mr. Dillon on this achievement. Best wishes to him in his further endeavours.


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