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Strachan, Brown on 'Americas dream team'

SPRINTER Anthonique Strachan and quarter-miler Chris ‘Fireman’ Brown will both represent the Bahamas on the Americas team for the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) Continental Cup September 13-14 in Marrakesh, Morocco.

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'It's an honour because you get to represent the region, which means that you are one of the best'

THEY’VE had slightly different paths on the athletic circuit this year, but quarter-miler Chris ‘Fireman’ Brown and sprinter Anthonique Strachan are pleased that they will both have the opportunity to represent the Americas team at the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) Continental Cup.

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A Richardson gets second call-up to major leagues

For the second time in his pro career, Antoan Richardson received the promotion every minor league player dreams of - a call up to Major League Baseball.



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New champions crowned in urban renewal basketball tourney

THE Daniel Johnson Carmicheal Road Surgeons are the new men’s champions of the Urban Renewal Basketball Tournament.

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U-12 tennis stars bring home the gold, bronze

WELL DONE: The Bahamas’ under-12 team walked away from the ITF/GSDF Wilson English Caribbean Under-12 COTECC Team Championship with gold and bronze medals. The boys won the gold as the overall champions in the under-12 division going 4-0. The girls got into the final by winning pool B with a 3-0 record.

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National beach soccer team players complete season with top Swiss team

MARKED as another milestone for the development of beach soccer in the Bahamas, two of the country’s national team players completed their season with a top side out of Switzerland.

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BLTA juniors and ZNS in mini-tennis 'Play and Stay'

THE Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association’s (BLTA) junior development programme, led by Kim O’Kelley, joined forces with ZNS to introduce mini-tennis ‘Play and Stay’ to the youngsters, who attended the back-to-school event.

Demitri Knowles and Hokies open NCAA season in win column

DEMITRI Knowles and the Virginia Tech Hokies kicked off the NCAA 2014 football season in the win column as the junior wide receiver tries to find his way in the new-look offence.

'Sam was one of the finest all around sportsmen that this country has produced'

THE Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture and the Bahamas Anti-Doping Commission (BADC) joined in the many persons and organisations in extending its condolences to the family of Samuel ‘Sam’ Haven on his passing.

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Soccer icon, administrator Sam Haven dies in Florida

SAM Haven, one of the country’s most prolific soccer player and sports administrators, passed away on Thursday in Florida.

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Men’s divisional championship to wrap up Urban Renewal & Street Legends tourney

THE stage is set for the completion of the Urban Renewal Commission and Street Legends Grand Championships.

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National tennis teams return home from tourney in El Salvador

THE Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association (BLTA) is pleased to announce that our 16 and 14-and-under JITIC national teams returned home from San Salvador, El Salvador, where they played August 17-25 respectively with a refocused commitment to heighten their game.

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Michael advances to 3rd round of Lil Mo International in New York

EIGHT-year-old Michael Major, from the Brajaxba Tennis Programme, is making a big splash at the 2014 Lil Mo International-Forest Hill at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, New York.