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West Indies all-
50 off 19 balls to lead
Knights to a 39-run
win over Dolphins in
the Ram Slam T20
League in South
Africa, on Friday.
"They, just like us,
will believe they
have everything to
play for and will
fancy their chances."
T&T senior women's
football head coach
expects a tough
World Cup qualifier
(Ext: 2213, 2711,
SYDNEY---Australia cricket captain
Michael Clarke says Sean Abbott,
who bowled the bouncer that
resulted in the death of Phillip
Hughes, can't be blamed for the
Clarke, writing in News Corp.
newspapers' yesterday edition, said
"not one single person blames him ...
he deserves our full support, he will
absolutely have mine whenever he
needs it, and that also goes for the
entire Australian cricket
Abbott, 22, has reportedly
undergone counseling since the
Tuesday accident at Sydney Cricket
Ground. Hughes died Thursday.
Clarke says when Abbott wants to
return to playing "I will be the first
to strap on the pads and go stand
up at the end of the net."
The first test between India and
Australia, set to start Thursday, was
postponed. Hughes' funeral is
Clarke says no blame to Abbott over Hughes' death
T&T ended the 22nd Central
American and Caribbean (CAC)
Games, in Veracruz, Mexico in
tenth spot with 11 medals, two
gold, one silver and eight bronze
from 197 athletes.
The medal tally was the smallest
return for this country since 1990
in Mexico, when T&T managed 13
medals, five silver and eight bronze.
Last time in Mayaguez, Puerto
Rico T&T captured 34 medals, nine
gold, 12 silver and 13 bronze for
eighth spot on the medal table while
in Colombia (2006) T&T won 21
medals (one gold, nine silver and
11 bronze), 2002 in El Salvador T&T
bagged 17 medals (five gold, one
silver and 11 bronze); 1998 in
Venezuela, T&T won 14 medals (one
gold, eight silver and five bronze)
and five years prior in Ponce, Puerto
Rico, the T&T contingent picked
up 26 medals, three gold, seven sil-
ver and 16 bronze.
With the 11 medals won in Ver-
acruz, it moved the red, white and
black, to 11th on the overall table
with a total 209 medals, 41 gold,
75 silver and 93 bronze to be the
second ranked English-speaking
Caribbean country behind Jamaica s
340 medal haul, 101 gold, 117 silver
and 122 bronze.
Returning home from Veracruz
with precious gold for T&T were
shot putter Cleopatra Borel in the
women s shot put for a second
straight year, and swimmer George
Bovell who won a third straight
men s 50m freestyle title.
The senior men s national men s
hockey team got the lone bronze
medal after going down to Cuba 1-
5 in their title match while bronze
came via Dorian Alexander (taek-
wando), Curtis Humphreys/Dexter
St Louis (table tennis), Roger Daniel
(shooting), Christopher George
(judo), Kwesi Browne (cycling),
Bovell (swimming), Michael Alexan-
der (boxing) and the men s sevens
Yesterday, on the final day of
competition T&T s senior men s
volleyball team suffered a fifth
straight loss, 15-25, 21-25, 13-25 in
their seventh place battle with
Colombia at the Cordoba Arena.
The Colombians also swept past
T&T 10-25, 23-25, 13-25 when both
teams met in round-robin Pool A
play earlier in the week.
In beach volleyball, Nancy Joseph
and Ayanna Dyette ended ins
eventh spot after battling past Sts
Kitts/Nevis duo Brenda Allen and
Shanicia Dyer 21-18, 23-21 in 25
mins on Satuday night.
Earlier in the day, Dyette and
Joseph were beaten in their fifth to
eight semifinal playoff against
Guatemalans, Anna Ramirez and
Bianca Recinos, 19-21, 11-21.
And, in the men s tournament,
T&T s Fabien Whitfield and Daneil
Williams closed out with a 21-19,
21-12 victory over Dominican
Republic s William Sanchez and
Antonio Castillo for 11th.
This followed a shock 17-21, 21-
11, 14-16 loss to Jamaicans, Ryck
Webb-Mc Kenzie and Christopher
Walters in their ninth to 12th semi-
final, the same pair they defeated
21-10, 21-11 in their round-robin
pool series earlier in the week.
At the Leyes de Reforma Aquatic
Centre, the national men s water
polo team was edged out by Puerto
Rico 12-13 for fifth spot after leading
7-6 at the half, after which Puerto
Rico scored three straight and never
For the winners, Arturo Aponte
scored four times while Alan Bago,
Rafael Vidal, Francisco Vargas and
Feranndo Zaya got two each and
Yahveh Comas, the other.
On the otherhand, Ryan West led
T&T with a hat-trick and Russell
Ferreira and Jake Gillette two each,
and the quintet of Daniel Alvarez,
Daniel Abraham, Justin Bodden,
Matthew George and Stanley John
Littlepage, one apiece.
Despite the loss, it was a vast
improvement for the T&T boys who
were swept aside 9-15 by Puerto
Rico in the round-robin phase.
T&T tenth on CAC table
...lowest medal tally since 1990
CAC GAMES FINAL MEDAL TABLE
Dominican Republic 18
shot put for second
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