I'd never been to a live rugby match before, but as a fan of all sports I was intrigued by an invitation to visit the opening leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai last weekend.

This country’s junior men’s volleyball team stayed in contention for a medal at the tenth  Junior (Under-21) Championships by winning its final two Pool B matches.

“Don’t blame or ridicule players for choosing to play T20 cricket instead of country” said Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the T&T Cricket Board Suruj Ragoonath.

Trinidad and Tobago Soca Warriors have withdrawn their services for their next international match against Haiti. The team was carded to participate in the Copa América Centenario Berth match, scheduled for January 8, at the Estadio Rommel Fernandez in Panama City, Panama.

President Anthony Carmona was among those who attended the funeral service of former T&T tennis coach and umpire Carlos Taylor at the Covenant House of Praise in Diego Martin, yesterday.

Arsène Wenger has revealed he is a lifelong fan of Bob Marley. Photograph: Boris Streubel/Getty Images

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