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Warriors’ evolution continues with goalless draw against New Zealand

The Trinidad and Tobago national football team’s evolution continued last night with a goalless draw against New Zealand at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain. Not that it might have felt much like progress at the time. If half-dozen policemen had walked on to the field and started planting …

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NAAA: Sport Minister exposed T&T to international sanctions

The National Association of Athletics Administrations of Trinidad and Tobago (NAAA) has retorted to criticisms from Sport Minister Anil Roberts by accusing the minister of lacking patience and respect for World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) legal procedures. The NAAA further claimed that Roberts’ probes and public pronouncements on the Semoy Hackett …

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Give sport a chance PM; bench Anil

In less than two weeks, Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar will have her third political reshuffle in three years, inclusive of the seismic sacking of former National Security Minister Jack Warner. The ruling People’s Partnership coalition has been embarrassed by lopsided recent defeats in Tobago and Chaguanas West, …

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Hockey triumph is inadequate cover for Sport dopes

The Trinidad and Tobago national men’s hockey team returned home this morning with bronze medals draped around their necks. No big deal really. It was only the first Pan American medal for a men’s national hockey team in 46 years. Sport Minister Anil Roberts, Permanent Secretary Ashwin Creed and the rest …

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Neymar ignites Brazil; Spain contemplates end of an era

A left footed bullet from 21-year-old Brazil football prodigy, Neymar Junior, which flew past Spanish captain Iker Casillas, made the world sit up. Cowering on the floor, stunned and bleeding, was Spain’s international reputation. Spain swaggered into Rio on the back of stylish triumphs at the Euro 2012 and 2010 …

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Samba versus Tiki Taka: Brazil plots Spanish resistance

Brazil is the only South American country that the Spanish conquistadors of old did not colonise. And, as football’s new favourites prepare to cross swords with the game’s old favourites, Spain’s football team must know already the scale of the task ahead in tomorrow’s FIFA Confederations Cup final at the …

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Why Brazilians are protesting the 2014 World Cup

Most Brazilians feel that the biggest football festival in the world, along with the foundation of their country, is being stolen from them. By Marina Amaral and Natalia Viana On Wednesday, days after massive protests took over the streets, officials in 14 cities in Brazil—including the capitals Sao Paulo, Rio …

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A star is born: Brazil’s Neymar matches the hype

On 19 June 2013, Brazilian starlet and football’s clown prince, Neymar, became a star. And, if ever they needed extra reason to dream, Brazil fans now have something tangible to pin their 2014 World Cup dreams on after a Neymar-inspired 2-0 win over CONCACAF champions, Mexico, at Fortelaza. The upcoming …

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