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Baptiste strikes down Rangers; Stars hold Civic goalless

Another weekend and another goal for Kerry “El Corbeux” Baptiste. Baptiste, the 32-year-old San Juan Jabloteh captain, decided a drab affair with a close range header off a Rennie Britto cross that helped the “San Juan Kings” to a 1-0 win over St Ann’s Rangers at the Larry Gomes Stadium, …

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Defence Force withdrawn from Pro League; Police plays… for now

Defence Force’s 2013/14 Pro League football season was thrown into limbo today after a directive from civil military affairs officer, Major Al Alexander ordered that “with immediate effect, all Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force’s involvement in national, regional and community type/level sporting activities is suspended in favour of the operational …

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Police FC shakes off withdrawal rumours to face Connection today

Police FC coach Richard Hood sent his players text messages this morning that read: “The game is on.” At 6 pm today at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, Police will face DIRECTV W Connection in Digicel Pro League action. At present, Connection is top of the standings …

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PM’s call to arms leaves Police, D/Force sweating over Pro League fates

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s response to Trinidad and Tobago’s crime problem might again spell chaos for the local Pro League competition as the Defence Force and Police football clubs admitted that they were waiting anxiously for news on their immediate futures. Defence Force is the defending Pro League champion club …

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Central calamity as Jabloteh spoils Guerra’s homecoming

Central FC managing director Brent Sancho declared last week that the recruitment of “Soca Warrior” Ataullah Guerra was a key step to challenging for a top two Pro League finish and a place in next year’s Caribbean Club Championship. It can still happen, of course. But yesterday’s 1-1 draw with …

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Slipshod Stars edge Rangers to go third

If ever there was a game to recapture the imagination of Arima’s football fans, this was not it. At the final whistle, North East Stars had jumped three places from sixth to third spot in the 2013/14 Digicel Pro League standings but the unconvincing manner of its 1-0 win over …

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Defence Force holds Connection; Caledonia edges Point Fortin

DIRECTV W Connection welcomed 21-year-old starlet Shahdon Winchester backed into its fold last night but was forced to settle for one point after a 1-1 draw against Defence Force at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain. Jerrel Britto, another 21-year-old, put Connection ahead in the 48th minute but Defence …

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Central edges plucky Rangers; Caledonia holds Connection

DIRECTV W Connection dropped its first Pro League points of the season last night after being held goalless by Caledonia AIA at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain. Connection midfielders Jomal Williams and Silvio Spann both had shots rebound off the crossbar although Caledonia gave a good account …

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