MEDAL BOUNTY: The Trinidad and Tobago karatekas display their medals won at the fifth edition of the Caribbean Karate Championship in the Dominican Republic, following their return at Piarco International Airport

Trinidad and Tobago karatekas had a successful medal haul reaped at the fifth edition of the recently-concluded three-day Caribbean Karate Championship in the Dominican Republic.

The tournament attracted its largest attendance since its inception with a total of 13 countries - Jamaica, St Lucia, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Venezuela, Martinique, Mexico, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Curacao.

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Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams defended head coach Dennis Lawrence following home and away draws against Martinique and insisted that the national team is progressing although they have not been getting the results that he would have liked.

THE players who battled for the Under-11 and 15 titles in the recent CAREBACO (Caribbean Regional Badminton Confederation) Championship in Barbados will square off again in the finals of the Solo Junior Badminton Tournament today.

Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs Shamfa Cudjoe has promised Government would make a contribution to recognise Nicholas Paul’s world record ride at last week’s Pan Am Elite Track Cycling Championships in Bolivia.

The Sportsmax cameras will be switched off again, but this time by design when the second round of matches in the Shell/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League kicks off this afternoon.

A filly by Triple Crown winner and leading freshman sire American Pharoah and out of Broodmare of the Year Leslie’s Lady sold for US$8.2 million, among the top prices in the history of the Keeneland September yearling sale, as the auction’s marquee Book 1 portion closed its three-day run on Wednesday with major gains.