Barbados and Suriname will contest the final of the Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) Boys' Under-19 Championships recording identical 3-1 victories over United States Virgin Island (USVI) and Jamaica, respectively, on Thursday at GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sport.

Jamaica won a silver and two bronze medals in the individual age-group competition at the 2019 Caribbean Area Squash Association’s (CASA) Junior Championships currently underway in Trinidad and Tobago.

WhosWhoLegal has selected Trinidadian/Canadian attorney, Dr. Emir Crowne, as one of the best sports lawyers in the world. He is the first Caribbean sports lawyer to be recognised in this manner.

Trinidad and Tobago sprinter Michelle Lee Ahye is claiming that she is “saddened” by the circumstances under which she and her wife Chelsea have parted ways but insists that she was not charged in relation to allegations that she abused the woman she married in May 2018.

Eleven teams comprised of more than 200 players and officials from six counties are expected in Jamaica later this month for the Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) Under-19 and Under-18 Championships at GC Foster College.

Jamaica’s National U-17 male team departs the island on Thursday, July 4, for Trinidad and Tobago where they will participate in the CWI Regional U-17 Championship from July  6 – 14.

Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago played to a 1-1 draw at Children’s Mercy Park on Wednesday night in a Caribbean derby in Kansas City in which Guyana picked up a historical first ever point in a Gold Cup. 

Defending champions the United States advanced to the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarter-finals after routing Trinidad and Tobago 6-0 in Group D on Saturday.

USA infamously lost to Trinidad and Tobago in 2017 as they failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup but Gregg Berhalter's men exacted some revenge against the Soca Warriors in Cleveland.

Aaron Long headed home a 41st-minute opener before a five-goal second half, with Gyasi Zardes' quick-fire brace, and Christian Pulisic, Paul Arriola and the former leading to the USA to back-to-back wins following their 4-0 demolition of Guyana.

USA started the match with pace and purpose, but they were unable to create any real clear-cut chances in the first 30 minutes.

But after Khaleem Hyland's warning shot for Trinidad and Tobago on the counter, Zardes' header across the six-yard box almost picked out Arriola.

In control for much of an end-to-end opening half, New York Red Bulls defender Long did break the deadlock four minutes prior to the interval after being picked out by Pulisic's teasing cross.

USA pushed forward and peppered the Trinidad and Tobago goal without success, while their opponents managed to keep Zack Steffen relatively busy in a high-octane second half.

After Marvin Phillip produced a stunning save to thwart Arriola from point-blank range, Zardes popped up to all but extinguish Trinidad and Tobago's hopes in the 66th minute when he finished a simple tap in from Nick Lima's cushioned header.

Zardes was at it again three minutes later after curling home his second thanks to Pulisic, who drifted past two defenders and slid in his team-mates, and the Columbus Crew forward nearly had his hat-trick but was denied by the woodwork and Philipp.

Trinidad and Tobago capitulated during the closing stages as Morris teed up Pulisic and Arriola to put an exclamation mark on the result, while Long added a sixth at the death.

 

What does it mean? USA into quarters

The United States' title defence is firmly on track. With 10 goals in two games and back-to-back clean sheets, a second successive Gold Cup trophy does not look out of reach.

Chelsea-bound Pulisic dazzles

Pulisic showed by Chelsea splashed the cash to prise him away from Borussia Dortmund. The 20-year-old attacker was lively throughout, scoring a goal and setting up two others.

Soca Warriors lose their way

Trinidad and Tobago went toe-to-toe with USA up until the hour mark. After that point, they were put to the sword by a merciless opponent, who could have won by more.

What's next?

USA close out their group-stage campaign against Panama in Kansas City on Wednesday, while Trinidad and Tobago face Guyana on the same day.

Trinidad and Tobago midfielder Alvin Jones, the player whose lethal long-range bullet led to the end of perennial powerhouses United States’ FIFA World Cup campaign, admits he is looking forward to a reunion in the upcoming CONCACAF Gold Cup.

T&T and the United States will face off in Group D of the tournament, which also includes Guyana and Panama.  The teams are set to face off at the FirstEnergy Stadium, in Cleveland on June 22.

Jones dramatically scored the first goal in a 2-1 win for T&T, which eliminated heavy favourites the United States from World Cup qualification.  The result sent shockwaves across the region and around the world.

“The last time we played the US we defeated them 2-1.  We have a better team at the moment.  We aren’t taking them lightly, we know they are home and it will be a very important game in the group stage.  For me personally, we take it game by game and when we reach the US we know it will be a challenging game.”

“We just have to take it game by game.  We just have to go for the win and I think six points is enough to go through.”

The United States are the competition’s defending champions.

 

Trinidad and Tobago have made two changes to their team for the 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England from July 12-21.

This week, the exciting US import Stranger Danger hit the track again at Caymanas Park as a heavy favourite at 1-9 under ex-champion jockey Omar Walker for trainer Wayne DaCosta.

Windies legend Curtly Ambrose has admitted to being concerned by the form of top-order batsman Darren Bravo, heading into the ICC World Cup later this month.

The 30-year-old Bravo, who only recently rejoined the team following a two-year break, showed plenty of grit in a surprise Test series win for the Windies against England two months ago.  The batsman also made a decent contribution in the preceding ODI series averaging 31.5, including one half-century in two games.

The Trinidad and Tobago national has, however, struggled to continue that traction in the current tri-nation series.  In four matches so far the batsman’s highest score has been 17.  It is those statistics that have Ambrose concerned.

“We must really be concerned about his form because we need him to really come to the party and produce the runs that we know he is capable of doing,” Ambrose said.

“Because as we go deep into this World Cup and in order to get out of the group stages, we can’t rely on one, two or three players. We need a whole team to click or most of the team to click, for us to get out of the group stages,” he added.

“So I am concerned about Darren Bravo’s form but I feel that he’s good enough to get out of that slump and produce the runs for us.”

Trinidad and Tobago Table Tennis legend Dexter St. Louis died on Thursday in France, media in Trinidad and Tobago are reporting.

Trinidad and Tobago and Panama maintained their 100 per cent win records by each winning their second matches in Group B at 2019 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship in Mexico on Tuesday.

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