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Bermuda strikes early to defeat Bahamas 5-0 in first leg of World Cup qualifier

THE visiting BFA emerged as winners once again as the Bahamas hosted Bermuda in international competition.

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Knowles and Wood-Knowles inducted into ISF Hall of Fame

AN emotional Oria Wood-Knowles, who holds the distinction of being the first Bahamian female manager, and an overjoyed Rommel ‘Fish’ Knowles, who had a tremendous transformation from the playing field to the administration office, became the 15th and 16th Bahamians inducted into the International Softball Federation’s Hall of Fame.

Postseason run for Tavario Miller and Aggies ends in the quarter-final

THE postseason run for Tavario Miller and the Texas A & M Aggies came to an end in the National Invitational Tournament quarter-final on Monday night.

Bahamas faces Antigua and Barbuda in CONCACAF Championship

WHILE the senior men’s national soccer team is tackling Bermuda over two legs of a FIFA World Cup qualifying tie on grass, the beach soccer side is set to begin their foray into international competition. The Bahamas departs for competition today in the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship, scheduled for March 28 to April 4 in El Salvador.

Cybot Queens edge the Operators to clinch title berth

ON a night when both teams struggled shooting from the field, the Super Value Cybot Queens did enough to edge the Bommer G Operators and clinch a berth in the championship series.

First of four pennants decided in AID Basketball Classic

THE first of four pennants were decided on Saturday as the Baptist Sports Council’s 2015 AID Basketball Classic starts to wind down.

Cybots and Giants trail 2-1 in NBPA semi-finals

DESPITE going in opposite directions at the AF Adderley Gymnasium on Monday night, Mail Boat Cybots and Commonwealth Bank Giants find themselves in the same position in the New Providence Basketball Association men’s semi-final playoff series.

Coach Dion Godet: "We have to win this first leg"

WHILE the Bahamas will be laden with collegiate players, Bermuda will be showcasing a team that is centred around four professional players, including Nahki Wells out of the English club Huddersfield Town, when the two square off in the first leg of their FIFA World Cup Qualifier tonight.

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Williamson twins to part ways in name of soccer

Identical twin brothers Donovan and Devaughn Williamson were hoping to give the Bahamian soccer fans a double look on the men’s national team but, for the first time, they will be separated when the FIFA World Cup Qualifier and the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championships get underway this week.

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Senior athletes hit the track, field in Florida and Jamaica

WHILE the focus here was on the junior athletes in the final CARIFTA trials at the Thomas A Robinson Track and Field Stadium, a number of senior athletes were competing in meets in Florida and Jamaica.

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Who had the greatest NCAA tourney runs in Bahamian basketball history?

WHAT Buddy Hield and “Tum Tum” Nairn have done for Bahamian basketball has captivated the country. They’re the first players of the social media age to bring this spotlight to the Bahamas in the most media saturated and commercially profitable event not called the Super Bowl.

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SPORTING MISCHIEF & MAYHEM: If we build it they will play. And live

AS I look around the landscape of my beloved Bahamaland, it’s not hard to see that bloodstains, heartache and death are part of the scenery. Sadly, many of our youth are being lost to the coroner or the penal system daily.

Drexel Maycock sets new junior national record in shot put

DREXEL Maycock came home from school in Jamaica and turned in a dominating performance at the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations’ final trials for the CARIFTA Games.

CARIFTA team named

After a lengthy selection process, the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations has announced a 51-member team, including eight non-qualifiers, who have been added to the relay pools for the 2015 CARIFTA Games.

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Buddy and ‘Tum Tum’ to face off in Sweet 16

IT will be a bittersweet Sweet 16 for Bahamian basketball fans as two of the country’s top NCAA prospects will square off in the next round of “March Madness.”