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The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee says it is taking a proactive approach to dealing with injuries to local athletes in Olympic sports. 
 
In a release on Monday, TTOC President Brian Lewis said his organization has formed an Olympic Sports Medicine and Injury Rehabilitation Support Service Network.
 
Lewis stated that this was part of the TTOC's 10 or more Olympic Gold medals by the year 2024.
West Indies Twenty20 captain Darren Sammy says he is looking forward to participating to the Dominica Relief celebrity charity game set for next Saturday in Barbados.
 
The 31-year-old Sammy, who led the regional side to the capture of the 2012 ICC Twenty20 World Cup, said it was important the region threw its support behind the venture.
 
Sammy captained West Indies in 30 of his 38 Tests before retiring from the longer version of the game last year.

Dalmiya lauded by WICB

West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) CEO Michael Muirhead says it is too early to gauge the effect of the death of Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) president Jagmohan Dalmiya on the relationship between the two boards. 
 
WICB president Dave Cameron, says Dalmiya was "a true friend of West Indies cricket" who made a huge contribution to developing the game globally.
 
Dalmiya died in Kolkata, India on Sunday night. He was age 75.
Defence Force reclaimed the lead in the CNG National Super League when they beat Guaya United 4-2 yesterday at the Hasely Crawford Stadium training field.
 
Defence Force lost the lead when the lost to Marabella Family Crisis Center but a Christopher Durity double put them back into the running.
 
FC Phoenix are third after beating Club Sando Moruga 3-1.
W Connection host Mexican club Santos Laguana in the Scotiabank Champions League tonight at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.
 
The Savonetta Boys beat Costa Rica's Saprissa last week and are looking to register their second win in the tournament.
 
However, Santos Laguna beat Connection 4-0 in Mexico in August and will be formidable opponents at the Port of Spain venue.
 
Kick-off is 8pm at the Hasely Crawford Stadium tonight.
 
Tomorrow night at 8pm, Central FC will take on the MLS Champions LA Galaxy at the same venue. 

Yogi Berra dies

Baseball legend Yogi Berra, whose humorous quotes made him one of America's most beloved sports icons, has died at the age of 90.
 
The Yogi Berra Museum announced that the Hall of Fame catcher had died on Tuesday evening.
 
Berra spent almost all of his 19-year career with the New York Yankees. He was a three-time Most Valuable Player and 13-time World Series champion.
 
His famous "Yogi-ism" quotes included "it ain't over till it's over".
 
Berra is also said to have inspired the cartoon character Yogi Bear.
Australia made a stuttering start to their World Cup campaign as they failed to earn a bonus point in their win against Pool A rivals Fiji in Cardiff.
 
An even start saw Australia's Bernard Foley and Fiji's Nemani Nadolo trade penalties, before the Wallabies took control with two David Pocock tries.
 
Prop Sekope Kepu stepped over from close range to extend their lead after the restart, before Fiji fought back.
 
Ben Volavola reduced the gap, only for Foley's penalty to ease Aussie fears.

ARC backs down on 2.5kg allowance

The Arima Race Club has announced that the weight for all T&T-bred colts and geldings in tomorrow's 2,000-metre NGC CNG Trinidad Derby Stakes will be 57 kilos.
 
In a media release on Tuesday the ARC apologized to trainers after concerns were raised over a proposed 2.5kilo allowance for T&T bred horses when racing against their Jamaican counterparts.
 
The ARC has agreed remove this condition among other races and the Triple Crown races.
Top junior golfers Ysabelle Lawrence and Liam Bryden placed 39th and 41st, respectively, at the recent Duke of York Young Champions Trophy Tournament at the Blue Tees, Princes Golf Club in York, England.
 
Lawrence fired rounds of 78, 81 and 75 for a total of 234.
 
Bryden was joint 41st after rounds of 84+74+77 for a three-day total of 236. 

Gabriel takes a five-for

Trinidad and Tobago fast bowler Shannon Gabriel claimed a five-wicket haul for Worcestershire in the England County Championship Division One four-day match against Middlesex in Worcester, which started yesterday.
 
Gabriel took 5/31 from nine overs to topple Middlesex for 98 in their first innings.
 
Gabriel was named in the West Indies 15-man Test squad for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka along with fellow fast bowlers Kemar Roach and Jerome Taylor.
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