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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.

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.

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The Trinidad and Tobago Red Force players will resume team training sessions from July 6 at the National Cricket Centre in Balmain, Couva and the first order of business will be a fitness assessment.

Team sporting activities were halted in mid March as part of the health and safety measures implemented to curb the spread of the deadly Covid-19 virus.

The West Indies’ fast-bowling was again impressive in the little time they were on the field during a rain-shortened second day of an intra-squad warm-up match at Old Trafford in Manchester yesterday, with Chemar Holder grabbing two wickets as he continues to press for a spot in the tourists’ starting line-up for the first Test against England starting next week.

KICK-OFF is July 29 for first submissions as to whether the Trinidad and Tobago Supreme Court has jurisdiction to hear the claim brought by former executives of the TTFA against football’s governing body, FIFA. An oral submission will be made before local justice Carol Gobin to determine whether the local court is the right place to decide the dispute.

AFTER two postponements, the 2020 NORCECA (North, Central America and the Caribbean) Beach Volleyball Tour has been cancelled because of the Coronavirus.

FORMER national team striker Ron La Forest is making his boldest move as a football coach.

Having had successful coaching stints with local schools and club teams, La Forest has formed Real West Fort United, his first senior club. The team will be based at the spanking new Diego Martin Sporting Complex and hopes to kick into action next month.