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Olympic hopeful has ‘Charisma’

She’s looking to become one of the next Bahamian Olympians, but the multi-talented Charisma Taylor will have to decide whether she will do it in the triple jump, the high hurdles or in both events.

MLB clubs decide on payments to players

AS the uncertainty around Major League Baseball and its minor league affiliates continues, several MLB clubs have made their decision on whether to halt or continue payments to players in their farm systems.

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Kemp, Wilson named NCAA Div. II All-Americans

SHYRONE Kemp and Jahmaal Wilson were named NCAA Division II All-Americans by the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for their standout indoor seasons prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cargill: National swimming championships postponed

As Bahamas Aquatics gradually works its way back into the pool through several phases, the altered timeline has prompted the organisation to announce the official postponement of its national championships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 puts damper on Mario Ford baseball camp

FOR the past three decades, Mario Ford has spent a considerable amount of his time teaching so many youngsters the game of baseball at his homestead on Windsor Park, a place where he and his family were able to hone their skills in becoming some of the most successful players to participate in the sport, along with softball.

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Track and field athletes get All-America honours

While they didn’t get to compete in the NCAA indoor championships because of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of Bahamian track and field athletes got All-America honours for the 2020 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field season.

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Canadian swim coach Tony ‘TK’ Kennedy dies

POPULAR Canadian swim coach Tony “TK’ Kennedy, who helped to establish the Barracuda Swim Club as one of the most competitive teams in the Bahamas Swimming Federation, passed away last week.

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San Salvador sporting facilities ‘deplorable’

WHILE many persons are looking at ways of how they will operate once sports resume in the country, sports administrator and physical education teacher Rev Stephen Brown is trying to find ways to get the facilities improved on the island of San Salvador.

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Davonte Jennings commits to Saints

Davonte Jennings will be headed to the Junior College (NJCAA) route to continue his academic and athletic career in the fall.

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‘I really wanted to graduate at school with my friends and family’

IT seems as if there will always be a debate in their home on Shrimp Road, Carmichael Road, as to who will be the better basketball player between brothers Deyton and Michael Albury Jr.

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Athletes named on Academic All-Summit League teams

Bahamian quarter-miler Bradley Dormeus, high hurdler Sasha Wells and sprinter Kayvon Stubbs were among six Oral Roberts University athletes named on the 2020 Outdoor Track and Field Academic All-Summit League Teams.

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FSU head coach: Izaak Bastian ‘is a model student-athlete’

IZAAK Bastian continues to receive academic accolades for the past season, most recently by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Nortmann re-signs with new club in Iceland

MEN’S senior national basketball team member Robert Nortmann re-signed in Iceland for another year with a new club.

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Bain, Lumberjacks’ season marred by NCAA violations

A season of historic milestones for Nathan Bain and the Stephen F Austin Lumberjacks will be marred by NCAA violations centred around improprieties in the academic certification process for several student athletes.

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‘This coronavirus ain’t nothing to play with’

AFTER his freshman year ended without a trip to the prestigious NCAA Basketball Tournament, Sammy Hunter is looking forward to returning to help the Ole Mississippi University Rebels regain its prominence during his sophomore year.