Ian Prescott

Few were present, but many wept.

Yesterday, local body-building icon Lawrence “The Beast” Marshall was sent to his eternal rest, following a tear-filled funeral service at Armstrong’s Funeral Home.

Marshall, 58, passed away last Saturday. Marshall was the second body-builder from Trinidad to turn professional in the IFBB pro league, following Darrem Charles.

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AFTER a 13-year journey and on his fourth try, top middleweight amateur boxer Aaron Prince has finally qualified for the Olympic Games.

Chaguanas boxer Prince, 35, joins a rare group, becoming just the fourth Trinidad and Tobago boxer to qualify for the Olympics, joining Kurt Sinette, USA-born Carlos Suarez and Rio 2016 qualifier Nigel Paul.

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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.

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) members report they are still awaiting word from the normalisation committee following a promise to meet last week to address concerns raised by local football stakeholders.

Last Saturday, the normalisation committee issued a release, promising to address the highlighted issues.

CLYDE LEON departed from us in the same humble fashion as he lived.

Yesterday’s sending off for the former Trinidad and Tobago national senior team captain was low-keyed and restricted to a few family members at the Heaven Pathway Funeral Home, San Fernando—the numbers limited due to Covid-19 protocols which prevented a large gathering.

Trinidad and Tobago’s beach soccer men’s team gave an improved performance despite going down 5-2 to their Paraguayan counterparts on Thursday in a friendly in Asuncion, the second in a series of matches against the 2019 Beach Soccer World Cup hosts.

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WITH JUST about two minutes left, Trinidad and Tobago were level with previous champions Guatemala and having the clear chances.

Searching for an unlikely victory, T&T pushed the hosts to the brink over a quick and intense 40-minute match, until captain Alan Aguilar made full use of the mistake when beating substitute goalkeeper Kern Caesar with just a minute to go, giving Guatemala victory by a slender 4-3 margin.

CLYDE LEON’S football playing career ended abruptly a decade ago because of heart-associated problems. And yesterday, the outstanding W Connection and Trinidad and Tobago midfielder died from a heart attack at age 37. 

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Trinidad and Tobago’s men’s futsal team coach Constantine Konstin has selected his final 14-man training squad as he winds up preparations for the next month’s CONCACAF Futsal Championship in Guatemala City.

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LOCAL football agent Joshua Lamb yesterday refuted claims made by Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith that two former national youth footballers he had sent on trial were abandoned and are now stranded in London.

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