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Battle 4 Atlantis scores another stacked field

BUDDY Hield was the focus of Bahamian basketball fans at the NBA Draft but it also displayed the extensive talent pool Bahamians get an opportunity to see every year at the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Bahamas water polo teams victorious at the Florida Sunshine State Games

THE Bahamas water polo team were victorious in two age groups - under-12 and under-14 - at the Florida Sunshine State Games over the weekend.

11th Annual Summer Sailing Camp launched

THE Ministry of Education, Sports & Culture, Ministry of Agriculture, Marine Resources and the Bahamas Sailing Association are pleased to announce the launch of the 11th Annual Summer Sailing Camp.

Swimmers hope to make cut for Olympics at CISC

The focus switches today on the XXI Caribbean Island Swimming Championships (CISC) with more than 20 countries in town to compete in the four-day event at the Betty Kelly Kenning Swim Complex.

Team Bahamas named for the CAGC

NOT since the days of the “Young Lions” in the late 1970s and the “Young Lionesses” in the early 2000s has the Bahamas earned any major success at the Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships.

Coach Mapp lends a hand to local basketball programmes

SHE would have been here assisting Jurelle Nairn with the staging of the seventh edition of the Ballin’ By Da Beach Girls’ Basketball Camp. But after it was cancelled, coach Charisse Mapp decided to make use of her time in the Bahamas.

SPORTING MISCHIEF AND MAYHEM - Naughty: Perfect picks in 2016 NBA Draft

NOW that the dust has settled and the smoke cleared from last week’s NBA Draft, here are some of the things I have my eye on moving forward, which will shape the NBA landscape for years to come.

Tennis ace Philip Major dominates

BAHAMIAN Philip Major dominated the field at the US Open National Playoffs Southern Sectional Qualifying Tournament.

Cooper ready to make the most of Bengals training camp

CINCINNATI Bengals training camp is a month away and Bahamian offensive lineman Alex Cooper will have to make the most of his opportunity in order to claim a spot on the roster or practice squad.

Freedom Farm rules at Baseball Nationals in Grand Bahama

FREEDOM Farm Baseball League returned to the Bahamas Baseball Federation’s Andre Rodgers National Championship this year and staked their claim as the sport’s most dominant programme in the country.


THE Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations’ National Track and Field Championships, just like the Jr Nationals held two days prior, didn’t produce the full slate of competitors as anticipated at the new Thomas A Robinson National Stadium over the weekend.

Shaunae Miller earns athlete of the year honours

Quarter-miler Shaunae Miller was named the Charlie Major Athlete of the Year and James Rolle, who coaches a number of high jumpers, was selected as the Coach of the Year as the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations held its awards banquet to honour their most outstanding athletes for the 2015 season.

Men’s national basketball team needs to restructure key areas of its programme

According to members of its coaching staff, the Bahamas’ men’s national basketball team needs to restructure its programme in several key areas if they wish to capitalise on the current talent pool and qualify for the 2020 Olympics.

Swift Swimming claims the National Championship for 6th straight year

FOR an unprecedented sixth consecutive year, Swift Swimming has claimed the Bahamas Swimming Federation’s National Championship, presented by RBC.

Buddy hopes to inspire players chasing ‘hoop dreams’

WHEN NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced Buddy Hield as the sixth overall selection of the 2016 NBA Draft, Hield said he was cognisant of his elevated status in Bahamian basketball and hoped to serve as an inspiration to others chasing “hoop dreams.”