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War Maker wins Trinidad Derby

War Maker won the 85th Trinidad Derby Stakes on Republic by 6 3/4 lengths from Charismatic Groom.
 
The Baskaran Bassawh-owned chestnut colt was trained by John O'Brien, with Nobel Abrego.
 
The win in the 2000 meter Trinidad Derby was tinged by an injury to War Maker, which came in very sore in the left hind leg.
 
Abrego jumped off the horse while returning to the winners enclosure. 
 
The victory was Abrego's fifth Derby triumph, and the sixth for O'Brien.

Ramnarine leads T&TCb reform bid

Former WIPA President Dinanath Ramnarine and former T&T skipper Daren Ganga are among a group of six elected National League representatives seeking to reform Trinidad and Tobago cricket.
 
The six, which also includes Andre lawrence, Anil Kamal, Giles Antoine and Clint Pamphile were at the presentation of a document entitled, "Draft Principles Recommended For Adoption By, and Inclusion In the Constitution Of, The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB). In pursuit of Good Governance for the Love of the Game."
 
Among the aspects of the T&T Cricket Board constitution that the group seeks is, term limits for the presidency of the board and no votes for outgoing members of the executive.
 
Ramnarine was defeated by incumbent Azim Bassarath for the T&T Cricket Board presidency in 2013.

T&T Pro League begins today

CEO Dexter Skeene has identified increasing the crowds at Digicel T&T Pro League matches as his number one priority for the 2015-2016 season.
 
The season begins today with Angus Eve's Rangers Fc against former champions Defence Force.
 
Skeene spoke at the official launch of the League season earlier today at the Hasey Crawford Stadium.
 
He outlined several new incentives including increasing the prize money for the team winning each of the three rounds to $50,000, up from $35,000.
 
The winning team pockets a cool TT$1,000,000.
 
Central FC are the defending champions and Club Sando is set to make its League debut on Saturday. 
Swiss prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into Sepp Blatter, the head of football's world governing body Fifa.
 
The attorney general's office said he was suspected of criminal mismanagement or misappropriation over a TV rights deal and of a "disloyal payment" to European football chief Michel Platini.
 
Mr Blatter was being questioned, and his office was searched, it added.
 
Fifa said it was co-operating with the investigation.
 
Mr Blatter, 79, has run Fifa since 1998 and has always denied any wrongdoing.

Maradona inspires Pumas

Argentina stood firm against a powerful Tonga in Pool C to take a giant stride towards the World Cup quarter-finals.
 
The Pumas have won two of their three group games and sit in second place behind New Zealand.
 
Argentina captain Agustin Creevy said Diego Maradona's dressing room dance after the victory has inspired his team to push for World Cup glory.
 
Maradona, who won the football World Cup with Argentina in 1986, said he would watch the team again should they reach the semi-finals.

Rosberg aims to overhaul Hamilton

Nico Rosberg says he has not given up hope of beating Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to the Formula 1 title going into Sunday's Russian Grand Prix.
 
Rosberg, who finished second to Hamilton last time out in Japan, trails the defending champion by 48 points with five races left this season.
 
Mercedes lead Ferrari by 169 points in the constructors' championship.

Olesen wins Dunhill Championships

Thorbjorn Olesen claimed his third European Tour title with victory in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews.
 
The Dane carded a one-under-par 71 to finish on 18 under, two strokes ahead of Brooks Koepka, with fellow American Chris Stroud a shot further back.
 
England's Chris Wood tied for fourth thanks to a superb seven-under 65.
India's Twenty20 match against South Africa in Cuttack had to be stopped twice because of crowd trouble.
 
Fans threw bottles onto the field after the home side were all out for 92 in game two of a three-match series.
 
The match was halted for periods of 20 and 25 minutes during the South Africa reply, and English match referee Chris Broad ordered organisers to improve security before it could resume.
 
The touring side reached their victory target in 17.1 overs.

Simmons future in doubt

Phil Simmons' future as West Indies coach hangs in the balance after the disciplinary hearing against him was deferred to next week. 
 
ESPNcricinfo understands that Simmons had been asked to present himself on Saturday in front of a human resources panel from the West Indies Cricket Board. 
 
On September 30, the WICB had indicated that Simmons's future would be sorted in a week.
 
Surprised at the lack of notice period given to him, Simmons' lawyers responded to the WICB, saying Simmons could not make himself available without an advance alert and requested the hearing be rescheduled to next week. 
 
It is learned that the WICB agreed, but no date has been set yet.
Liverpool have made contact with representatives of Jurgen Klopp as they look to replace sacked manager Brendan Rodgers.
 
The former Borussia Dortmund coach is favourite to take over from the Northern Irishman, with ex-Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti a strong contender.
 
German Klopp, 48, is understood to be open to the idea of a move.
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