Local Sports


Panthers set to host Independence volleyball tournament

IN an effort to provide an opportunity for the local players to get ready for the New Providence Volleyball Association season, the Central Gas Lady Panthers Club is scheduled to host its first Independence Volleyball Tournament.

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Bahamian gymnast Kianna Dean to represent Bahamas at Pan Am Games

Originally, there was supposed to be two competitors selected by the Bahamas Gymnastics Federation to represent the Bahamas at the Pan American Games. But an injury sustained this year by Simone Hall leaves Kianna Dean as the lone flag bearer in Toronto, Canada.

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MLB dreams become reality for Bahamian players

IN baseball circles, July 2 is known as the day when dreams come true and careers are solidified for international prospects chasing a spot on a Major League Baseball roster.

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‘I’m not taking sides, but this picture looks a little mucky’

The Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) hosted its National Open Track and Field Championships at the Thomas A Robinson Track and Field Stadium simultaneously with the Bahamas Swimming Federation’s Royal Bank of Canada National Swimming Championships.

Landmark day for Max D Sports Academy as three graduates sign MLB contracts

IT WAS a landmark day for the Maximum Development Sports Academy when three of its graduates - Lucius Fox Jr, Jasrado Chisholm and Larry Alcime Jr - were signed to Major League Baseball contracts yesterday.

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THE New Providence Martial Arts & Fitness Centre, located at 1 Shirley Plaza on Shirley Street, is scheduled to host a Summer Karate Camp for children aged four to 16.

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‘Fireman’ not selected to run 400 at IAAF Worlds

Chris “Fireman” Brown, the former national record holder in the 400 and one of the London Olympics “Golden Knights,” has not been selected by the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) to run the individual 400 metres at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing next month.

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Bahamas to field 36-member team for the 17th Pan American Games

THE Bahamas will field a 36-member roster, representing five disciplines, at the 17th Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, July 10-26.

Kyle Simmons reaches agreement to begin pro career with Pirates

AS a dual sport athlete during his high school career, Kyle Simmons decided to give up track and field and focus primarily on baseball.

MAKING HISTORY: Bahamian judo champion strikes gold in El Salvador

TWENTY one-year-old Bahamian national judo champion Cynthia Rahming has won the Juan Carlos Vargas and Yanira Vigil International Cup in El Salvador, defeating black belt opponents from El Salvador and Ecuador.

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Chris Brown left out of 400m for World Championships

CHRIS “Fireman” Brown, the former national record holder at 400m and one of the London Olympics "Golden Knights”, has not been selected to run the individual 400m at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing next month by the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA).

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IAAF Worlds - It’s decision time for Shaunae Miller & Co.

Quarter-miler Shaunae Miller and her management team will have a major decision to make in the weeks leading up to the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China in August - whether she will compete in the 200 or the 400 metres.

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Sands, Stuart headline 1st Blue Marlin Track Classic

NATIONAL triple and long jump record holders respectively, Leevan ‘Superman’ Sands and Bianca ‘BB’ Stuart are expected to headline a star-studded list of local and international athletes when the first Blue Marlin Track Classic is held at Thomas A Robinson Track and Field Stadium on Saturday.

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Cat Island committee gets $35,000 gov grant for 59th annual regatta

ALTHOUGH it’s considered just a “drop in the bucket,” the Cat Island Regatta committee received a grant of $35,000 from the Bahamas Government for their 59th annual regatta to be held at the regatta site in the “cultural capital of the Bahamas” in New Bight, Cat Island, over the Emancipation holiday weekend.

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More than a basketball camp

HUNDREDS of young basketball enthusiasts descended on the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium for one of the country’s most popular summer basketball camps.