Mickell Pierre

DISADVANTAGE: Trinidad and Tobago’s Mickell Pierre, left, takes on Argentina’s Agustin Mazzilli in a Men’s Hockey Pool A match at the Pan-Am Games in Lima, Peru on August 1. Argentina won 6-0 and repeated as champions while T&T finished fifth, despite lacking a turf to train on at home.

—Photo: AFP

The $1.3 million hockey turf is finally here. After an estimated three-year wait, the turf landed on the Port of Spain docks earlier this week.

The turf, manufactured by the Burgheim, Germany-based Poly­tan GmbH - a man­u­fac­tur­er and in­staller of syn­thet­ic sport surfaces world wide, and accompanying equipment will be taken from the docks in four containers to the National Hockey Centre (NHC) in Tacarigua Monday.

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TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO Pro League clubs have sent counter-proposals to the governing Trinidad and Tobago Football Association after recently rejecting a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which would have seen the governing body directly involved in league operations and the payment of salaries.

It was a derby of sorts but only one team made an impact. La Horquetta Rangers returned to winning ways with a 7-0 home victory over FC Santa Rosa, last season’s Trinidad and Tobago Super League champions, when they met in the Ascension Invitational Football Tournament on Wednesday.

Red-hot Guyana Amazon Warriors extended their unbeaten start to the Caribbean Premier League season while inflicting yet another blow to Jamaica Tallawahs’ playoff hopes, with a commanding 81-run victory Wednesday night.

Team TTO’s cyclists have boosted their chances of securing a place at next year’s Tokyo Olympics, having made significant progress in the latest World rankings. T&T leaped six places to fifth in the Track Men’s team sprint Olympic ranking when the world governing body for the sport, UCI (International Cycling Union) updated their rankings Tuesday.

The West Indies women predictably suffered their second straight series whitewash at the hands of powerhouses Australia when they went down by nine wickets in the final Twenty20 International of the three-match series in Barbados Wednesday night. But captain Stafanie Taylor still saw signs of hope for her team.