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Champions: Los Angeles earns 1st WNBA title in 14 years

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nneka Ogwumike’s short jumper with 3.1 seconds left gave the Los Angeles Sparks a 77-76 victory over the defending champion Minnesota Lynx for their first title in 14 years in the deciding game of the WNBA Finals last night.

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Matthew destruction forces Junkanoo Jam to relocate

Due to the damage inflicted by Hurricane Matthew, the internationally renowned Junkanoo Jam basketball tournament was forced to relocate.

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Bahamas’ Top junior golfers Turnquest, Anand in Annika Invitational

TWO of the Bahamas’ elite junior golfers are participating in a top regional tournament aimed at developing the game among young ladies.

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Men’s national volleyball team in NORCECA qualifier

THE men’s national volleyball team, which had very little time to practice because of the passing of Hurricane Matthew and the unavailability of a gymnasium, is competing in the NORCECA qualifying tournament in Martinique October 20-25.

IAN FERGUSON: How you can help Matthew’s victims

Two weeks after Hurricane Matthew ravaged a number of islands in our beautiful archipelago, many businesses and individuals, particularly in Grand Bahama, New Providence and Andros, are struggling feverishly to pick up the pieces and move towards normalcy.

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Rosa and crew lead field at Snipe World Masters

The restoration efforts from the effects of Hurricane Matthew have presented several challenges for the organisers of the Snipe World Championships Masters. However, the event continues this week at the Royal Nassau Sailing Club.

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BOC boss Miller thanks PM for ‘encouraging note’

DESPITE the effects Hurricane Matthew has had on many aspects of day-to-day life for Bahamians, the plethora of major sporting events the country expects to host in 2017 are expected to remain on schedule.

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Buddy Hield projected to win Rookie of the Year

ACCORDING to one of NBA.com’s most decorated writers of the past two decades, expect Buddy Hield to have a major impact on the New Orleans Pelicans this season and lead the 2016 rookie class.

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The “I Take Everything Back” Award presented by every ex-boyfriend of Scarlett Johansson - Bob McAdoo. Odell Beckham Jr was a distraction until he caught eight passes for 222 yards and two touchdowns.

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NAUGHTY'S NFL PICKS: ‘With only a two-game lead, Mrs Dorsett can be caught’

I WENT 9-6 last week, could have been worse I suppose.

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RICARDO'S NFL PICKS: Even the Packers can get it right against the bumbling Bears

THE aftermath of Hurricane Matthew kept me from commentating in my picks column last week. The week before, with the storm approaching the Bahamas, the picks were done a day early.

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‘Buddy Buckets’ gets first preseason start

The learning curve for Buddy Hield continues as the New Orleans Pelicans prepare to conclude their preseason schedule this week.

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David Nesbitt making moves in the pro ranks

NATIONAL basketball team stalwart David Nesbitt is on the move again at the professional level. The 25-year-old forward has been a key component for his new club in Uruguay’s Liga Uruguaya de Básquetbo (LUB), Goes Montevideo.

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FOLLOWING a productive rookie season, Jonquel Jones looks to continue her offseason development in Korea as her season tips off in just under two weeks.

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As beach soccer events draw near, Sealey talks development

IN a relatively short time span, the Bahamas has become a major regional player in beach soccer and now the Bahamas Football Association seeks to join the rest of the Caribbean in making the development of this mode of the sport a major initiative.