TTOC president Brian Lewis

MEANINGFUL CONTRIBUTION: TTOC president Brian Lewis, right, receives a cheque from Guardian Group’s senior manager – Group Corporate Communications, Ayesha Boucaud-Claxton, to aid the TTOC’s #10golds24 Athlete Welfare and Preparation Fund at the company’s headquarters at Columbus Circle, Westmoorings, last Friday.

The Guardian Group once again reaffirmed its long-standing partnership and commitment to the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee’s (TTOC) Athlete Welfare and Preparation Fund with a $200,000 cheque. The Fund offers financial assistance and professional support to athletes in their preparation for Olympics as well as for life after sport.

The hand-over took place at the Guardian Group headquarters, Columbus Circle, Westmoorings, last Friday. In a media release, the Guardian Group stated: “For the past 17 years this partnership has allowed many athletes the opportunity to train, recover and compete. The Fund aims to assist athletes with out of pocket expenses, health and accident insurance, life skills training and career development. Our continuous commitment to this programme is testament to one of our guiding philosophies, which is to nurture and develop sport in Trinidad and Tobago and the region at large.”


Trinidad and Tobago left-arm orthodox spinner Akeal Hosein is happy and grateful to be awarded a Cricket West Indies central retainer contract and is focused on repaying the faith of the selectors by lifting his game as he aims to become an all-format asset for the regional side.

RAMIRO AMARELLE says that Trinidad and Tobago is ready for next week’s CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship.

T&T are in a very tough Group C and begin their campaign against hosts Costa Rica on Monday, before meeting the USA and then Turks and Caicos Islands. The two finalists in the 11-team competition will qualify for the 2021 Beach Soccer Championships.

Tyler Herro scored 24 points and the Miami Heat clinched a playoff spot and sent the Boston Celtics to the brink of the play-in tournament Tuesday night with a 129-121 victory.

Serena Williams brought up a landmark 1,000th career match at the Italian Open, but it ended in defeat at the hands of Nadia Podoroska.

The 39-year-old American, who was playing her first match since the Australian Open at the end of February, went down in straight sets to the world No 44.

Guyana Amazon Warriors manager Omar Khan is backing Nicholas Pooran to come good in the 2021 edition of the Hero Caribbean Premier League as the franchise builds its squad for a run at the elusive title when the tournament is staged at Warner Park in St Kitts, starting August 28.