Jamaica swept the sprint relays, the sprint hurdles and the 4x400m relays on Sunday’s final day to close out the 2019 Carifta Games in emphatic fashion.

Horse Racing expert Lance Whittaker brings us the latest thoroughbred action from Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados, Jamaican racing ahead of this weekend’s Guineas Classics.  We review the repeat Grand national win in Britain for the brilliant Tiger Roll, and a stirring win for the 67-year-old Bahamian jockey Gary Bain at Gulfstream Park in Florida.

The United States will get a chance to exact revenge on Trinidad and Tobago at the Gold Cup after they were drawn together in a group that also features Panama and Guyana.

It was a 2-1 loss to Trinidad and Tobago in October 2017, coupled with Panama's dramatic win over Costa Rica, that meant the USA failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup - the first time they had missed the tournament since 1986.

At this year's Gold Cup, defending champions the USA will face Trinidad and Tobago and Panama in Group D, as well as Guyana, who qualified for their first major tournament last month.

Mexico will face Canada, Martinique and Cuba in Group A, while Costa Rica will meet Haiti, Nicaragua and Bermuda in Group B, and Honduras will have encounters with Jamaica, El Salvador and Curacao in Group C.

The tournament, expanded to 16 teams from 12, begins on June 15 and most of the fixtures will take place in the USA, though double-headers will be staged in Costa Rica and Jamaica.

 

Group A: Mexico, Canada, Martinique, Cuba.

Group B: Costa Rica, Haiti, Nicaragua, Bermuda.

Group C: Honduras, Jamaica, El Salvador, Curacao.

Group D: United States, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana.

President of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association has described the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group D as an interesting one.

Jamaican cyclist Dahlia Palmer said she is overjoyed that he career is moving in the right direction following news this week that she has climbed to number 34 in the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) track cycling world ranking.

Ryan Giggs is hopeful his decision to rest key players will pay off when Wales face Slovakia in their opening Euro 2020 qualifier on Sunday.

Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey, Ben Davies and Joe Allen were among the established names rested by Giggs on Wednesday, as Ben Woodburn's late effort secured a 1-0 friendly win over Trinidad and Tobago.

Wales toiled for much of the encounter, though manager Giggs was pleased with the patience his side showed in finding the breakthrough midweek.

And Giggs is confident he made the right call in giving his star names some rest ahead of Sunday's Group E meeting in Cardiff.

"We've got players minutes who needed it, a lot of lads who weren't even on the bench are fresh," Giggs said.

"Slovakia are playing on Thursday, and it's not a given but we wanted to use that advantage. Going into the game fresh, with a win, there's a lot to be pleased about.

"I thought there was some really good stuff. We've only had a few days to work on stuff and some of it paid off.

"Second half I think the lads tired, which you can understand, and credit to Trinidad and Tobago they just sat in their shape and waited to counter-attack.

"But we kept going and got our reward in the end. We had our luck a little bit with Gunter clearing it off the line but I told the lads if we kept a clean sheet we'd always have a chance."

"Everyone's fine," Giggs added when asked for an injury update. 

"We've just got to monitor Aaron [Ramsey]. Everyone's come to the camp with different levels of fitness, some have played a lot of games, Gareth's just played a 90 minutes, a lot of players needed minutes. We'll have a recovery day on Thursday and then go again Friday."

Wales got their 2019 off to a winning start as Ben Woodburn's stoppage-time goal claimed an unconvincing 1-0 friendly victory over Trinidad and Tobago at the Racecourse Ground.

Ryan Giggs made nine changes from the XI that started the 1-0 defeat to Albania in November, with star duo Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey also left out.

And though their absence was felt as Wales' inexperienced line-up toiled for much of Wednesday's clash in Wrexham, Liverpool forward Woodburn was on hand to bundle home in the 92nd minute.

Things could have been different if not for Chris Gunter's goal-line block at the other end, but Wales will be buoyed ahead of their opening Euro 2020 qualifier against Slovakia.

A mammoth score and centuries from Shemaine Campbelle and Stafanie Taylor and a record score highlighted the second round of the Colonial Medical Insurance Women’s Super50 Cup on Tuesday.

Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica notched wins on Sunday’s opening day of the Windies Women’s Championships being held in Guyana.

Ataulla Guerra re-acquainted himself with Trinidad and Tobago’s national set-up in 2017 after an absence of three years and is now saying he is happy with the way things are going under head coach, Dennis Lawrence. 

Trinidad and Tobago coach Dennis Lawrence is concerned that his team may not be as match sharp as it should be ahead of a friendly international against Wales at the end of this month. 

At 69-years-old David 'Scorcher' Mckenzie becomes oldest ever winner at Sabina Park.

Trinidad and Tobago sprinter, Michelle Lee Ahye, clocked a season’s best in the women’s 60m to close her indoor season at the Millrose Games in New York on Saturday.

Ahye clocked 7.15, which was good enough for second place behind a resurgent English Gardner of the United States.  Gardner got off to a good start and powered to the line in 7.10, which was a new personal best and the second fastest time in the world this year.  The American is looking to get back to her best after two ACL surgeries.

For Ahye, the result beat her previous best time of 7.21 set at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix last month but obviously did not come with the gold medal the Trinidadian won on that occasion.

 On Saturday, Javianne Oliver, another American, was third behind Ahye with a time of 7.19.

Ahye, the 2018 Commonwealth Games champion, is the fastest Caribbean woman over the distance this year.  The next closest of Jamaica’s Remona Burchell who has a best of 7.23 set in Poland earlier this month.  The fastest time recorded over the distance this year was set by Poland’s Ewa Swoboda who recorded 7.08 in Karlsruhe Germany earlier this month

  

Former English Premier League (EPL) goalkeeper and television pundit Shaka Hislop has been appointed as an ambassador for the Trinidad and Tobago Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL). 

The 49-year-old Hislop, who spent 10 years in the EPL’s top flight where he represented Newcastle and then West Ham is expected to play the role of mentor for burgeoning T&T schoolboy football talent.

According to Hislop, who attended St Mary’s College as a young player, claimed the decision to take up the position was a no-brainer.

“It was a pretty easy decision on my part.  I’m a product of the Secondary School’s Football League (SSFL).  I’ve always been a huge admirer of what it brings and what it offers to young men and women in the Trinidad and Tobago school system.

“I know how big a role it played in my own football development.  So I’m more than happy to lend a hand in hopes that it can do the same for some of the other,” he added.

 In his role as ambassador Hislop is expected to conduct clinics with coaches as well as visiting schools to give inspirational addresses.  At the end of the season, he will be selecting an All-Star team.  Hislop made some 26 appearances for the Trinidad and Tobago national team.

Page 2 of 7
© 2018 SportsMaxTV All Rights Reserved.