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LEON CASSIE was absolutely brilliant as he advanced to three semifinals in the junior international events of the Caribbean Regional Badminton Confederation (CAREBACO) Championships, on Friday night in Barbados.

The 2011 Caribbean under-11 champion has been on fire from the start of the under-19 singles draw and after winning his other two singles matches 21-8, 21-8 and 21-5, 21-8, he stunned top seed Tyrese Jeffrey of Guyana 21-14, 19-21, 21-14 to advance to last night’s medal round.

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Alyssa Ramdath became the other Trinidad and Tobago player to reach the under-19 singles semis when she trounced Barbadian McKaila Reid 21-9, 21-13.


Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo were among a host of white ball stars who were ignored in the draft for cricket’s brand new competition The Hundred, yesterday. However, fellow West Indians Andre Russell and Sunil Narine went for top dollar, while Fabian Allen and Ravi Rampaul were the only other West Indians to be picked up.

For much of the journey along the Priority Bus Route, yesterday, the 2019 First Citizens UWI SPEC International Half-Marathon looked to be a competitive duel between defending champion Didimo Sanchez and Kenya’s Alex Ekesa. But three miles from home, Sanchez surged, opening up a huge gap on his rival to end the race as a contest.

Is there a way out of the downward spiral that is Trinidad and Tobago football? Based on what we heard from Jamaal Shabazz last Friday on Morning Edition on TV6, there appears to be as much chance of the nation’s most popular pastime getting on a stable footing—on and off the pitch—as the state itself diverting from a delusional and destructive path to something more resembling what a real country should be.

Ryan Telfer’s recent pair of appearances for Trinidad and Tobago in the CONCACAF Nations Lea…