June 23, 2013 |
When reporters got to Paul Caligiuri and his teammates in the cramped American lockerroom after he scored a looping 35-yarder that had fooled Trinidad's goalkeeper on Nov. 19, 1989, and put the U.S. into the World Cup for the first time in 40 years, most of the players were doing a most American thing, drinking Budweisers. "I was, because there was no water," Caligiuri said, in a phone interview last week. "We had just played in 90-degree heat. You took a few gulps, every muscle cramped within seconds.
December 9, 2012 |
I'll never forget sailing on a glass-bottom boat from Store Bay in Tobago to Buccoo Reef, one of the most spectacular treasures of the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago. At the Coral Gardens, the boat stopped to allow those who wanted to swim, snorkel, or scuba dive to get off, while the rest of us stayed on to survey the fantastic coral formations and watch the varied marine life swimming in the turquoise water beneath the boat. At the Nylon Pool, a naturally formed pool within the reef itself, I got out of the boat with the other passengers and jumped into the warm water.
September 10, 2011 |
WHILE SPECIFICS were cloudy, a team source confirmed that Union midfielder Keon Daniel will miss tonight's match against Portland at PPL Park (7:30, The Comcast Network). Earlier in the day, another source revealed that Daniel - who missed Wednesday's 4-4 tie with New England because of international responsibilities for Trinidad and Tobago - is dealing with immigration issues. The matter was said to be centered on Daniel's work permits and visa. While team officials would not confirm nor deny the claim, a representative texted that Daniel will "not be available for tomorrow's match.
May 20, 2011
Daily News boxing writer Bernard Fernandez counts down what he considers to be the top five performances by 46-year-old Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins, who bids to become the oldest fighter to win a widely recognized world championhip when he challenges WBC light-heavyweight titlist Jean Pascal tomorrow night in Montreal. Here is his account of No. 1, Hopkins' 12th-round stoppage of Felix Trinidad in their Sept. 29, 2001, middleweight unification bout in Madison Square Garden: Take 19,075 spectators, a bout to produce the first undisputed middleweight champion in 14 years, heated feelings all around and fighters with a combined record of 79-2-1, with 61 knockouts, and what do you get?
June 5, 2010 |
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Robbie Findley sounded quiet, slightly unsure, as he leaned into the microphone and answered only the questions directly asked of him, and nothing more. Findley's reserve was understandable. He was sitting next to World Cup veterans: goalkeeper Tim Howard and defender Steve Cherundolo. In such company, deference was easy. But given the possible shift in the U.S. team's attacking scheme - presumed starting forward Jozy Altidore sprained his right ankle during Thursday's training - Findley's speedy, attacking game could move him from the bench to the starting lineup.
March 21, 2010 |
You will hear, on occasion, expats from Trinidad pine for a lost land - for beaches that are gone, and trails paved over, for the slower boat to Tobago (now it's a two-hour trip, not an overnight), and island architecture washed away by a wave of Americanized design. Last week one of them named Clarence Drakes, an architect himself, happened by Calypso, the homey Trinidadian stand in the Chestnut Hill Farmers Market, and he soon fell into a deep, misty-eyed reverie. Ah, but the food, reminded his friend Ayanna Osbourne, who has family ties on the island, that's another matter: No one has torn that page from Trinidad's story.
September 10, 2009 |
Ricardo Clark scored in the 62d minute, and the United States edged Trinidad and Tobago, 1-0, last night in Port-of-Spain to move into first place in its World Cup qualifying group. The Americans went ahead when Clint Dempsey played the ball wide to Landon Donovan, who cut the ball back to Clark. Clark took a touch and let loose a bending 26-yard shot that swerved past goalkeeper Clayton Ince. The United States (5-2-1) leads the final round of North and Central American and Caribbean qualifying with 16 points, two ahead of Honduras (4-2-1)
January 5, 2009 |
Trinidadian boxing champion Jisselle Salandy, one of the sport's rising young stars, died yesterday from injuries sustained in a car crash on the outskirts of the Caribbean country's capital. She was 21. Salandy died at Port-of-Spain General Hospital shortly after the dawn crash, according to Information Minister Neil Parsanlal. He said Salandy's car ran off a highway and smashed into a concrete column after she had taken a friend to Piarco International Airport. Known for her quick feet and fast hands, Salandy had easily defended her WBC, WBA and WIBA belts against the Dominican Republic's Yahaira Hernandez on Dec. 26, which pushed Salandy's professional record to 17-0.
July 19, 2007 |
LAS VEGAS - More than almost anyone else, Jermain Taylor and Felix Trinidad bring unique perspectives to Saturday night's matchup of Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins and Winky Wright, who vie in a 170-pound catchweight bout at the Mandalay Bay. Both Taylor, the WBC/WBO middleweight champion, and Trinidad, the former welterweight, junior middleweight and middleweight titlist, have swapped punches with both of the main-eventers. Taylor won a pair of close but disputed decisions against Hopkins, the first of which, on July 16, 2005, snapped B-Hop's division-record of 20 successful middleweight title defenses.
July 3, 2007 |
A former Olympic sprinter from the Caribbean confessed that he raped four women and a teenage girl during a 4-year period after stalking them in New York City's parks, authorities said yesterday. Alvin Henry, a member of the 400-meter relay team for Trinidad and Tobago at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, was arrested Sunday near Prospect Park in Brooklyn by police who matched him to a composite sketch of the rape suspect. The 30-year-old runner was arrested on charges of rape, sexual misconduct and sexual abuse, police said.