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‘High expectations’ for Jones on 2016 WNBA draft boards

AFTER a stellar junior campaign, expectations loom high for Bahamian basketball player Jonquel Jones, and she spent the offseason with world famous company as she rises on 2016 WNBA draft boards.

Golden Boy’s ‘Reno’ to face O’Kane in October

AS the newest fighter in Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions stable, Bahamian middleweight Tureano Johnson will have two of his most sought after targets training together in preparation for bouts this fall.

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College football season kicks off today

EACH week, the organising committee of the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl will update college football fans on both conferences which will field teams to the second edition of the bowl, hosted December 24.

Bahamas Rowing Association charts course for growth at AGM

AS they continue their effort of raising the profile of rowing locally, the national governing body of the sport recently hosted its annual general meeting and charted a course for the growth of the sport.

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Hood ‘begging’ to face ‘Kimbo Slice’

Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson has been a polarising figure since he entered the world of professional mixed martial arts, and with his recent return to the sport, prospective opponents continue to jostle for an opportunity to face him in the cage.

Alex Cooper to start at right tackle for Cougars in ACC

HEADING into his final year of collegiate eligibility, Bahamian offensive lineman Alex Cooper is now firmly entrenched as a member of the offensive line for the Houston Cougars.

Karl McCartney and Stampeders lead the west in the CFL

NOW in his sixth season with a Canadian Football League powerhouse, Bahamian veteran Karl McCartney is continuing his role as a special teams ace and reserve linebacker.

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BOMAC ‘Fight For the Cure’

WITH two cage fights under their belt in 2015, BOMAC is set to host a third later in 2015, this time geared toward a good cause.

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Gardiner, Thomas set for Diamond League meet

THE 15th IAAF World Championships may have been the biggest meet on the track and field calendar but the season continues for several Bahamian track and field athletes.


SWIFT Swimming is pleased to announce the appointment of Allan Murray as head coach of its Nassau division, according to a press release.

Next Phenom aims to fill void in youth sports in Bahamas

A NEW initiative seeks to provide a social media platform for athletes aimed at creating a multi-faceted database with the tagline, “Be seen and have fun.”

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Junior tennis stars shine in Curacao

THE Bahamas’ 12-and-under girls team of Emma Weech and Perjae Major returned home yesterday after finishing fourth in an international tennis tournament in Curacao.

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SPORTING MISCHIEF & MAYHEM: How to keep your man happy during NFL season

ON behalf of my football brethren here in the Bahamas, I have a very important announcement.

Potcakeman Triathlon on September 5

FOR the second year PowerAde is the title sponsor of the Potcakeman Triathlon.

‘The Tank’ Williams loses unanimous decision to Hammer

IT WAS a less than desirable result in the return to the ring for Bahamian heavyweight Sherman “The Tank” Williams in his first fight of 2015.