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Bahamas suffers 3-2 loss to Switzerland

It was a valiant effort by Team Bahamas in their FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup debut, but a late surge in the third period fell just short.

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EXECUTIVES at the international and local level noted that they expect the 2017 Beach Soccer World Cup to be a milestone event for the Bahamas and the entire Caribbean as the sport continues to develop throughout the region.

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THE FINISH LINE: ‘It was quite disappointing’ that our 4 x 400m teams fell short

AFTER the bright lights and cameras shut down, the Bahamas came up with its best showing in the three years of the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) World Relays. 

Bahamas’ top triathletes get set for Caribbean Championships in Florida

ONE of the fastest growing sports in the country, the Bahamas’ top triathletes are preparing to face the competitors from around the Caribbean this weekend.

Sports Notes

THE Financial Bowling League completed its quarter-final round last night with Leno Corporate Services vs Deloitte & Touché & Rubis Oil Stars taking on the defending champions Moonlight Strikers.

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Let the games begin

The FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2017 is underway and Team Bahamas is set to face off against a familiar opponent in the opening game of the group stage.

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Visiting beach soccer teams give Bahamas rave reviews

THE 15 visiting teams competing in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 gave The Bahamas rave reviews after several days in Nassau preparing for the biggest beach soccer event on the globe. The teams dug their heels in the white sands of the national beach soccer arena ahead of the competition, which will see a champion crowned after nine gruelling days of play.

First National Interschool Equestrian Championships April 29

THE high school sporting schedule continues this weekend as with the introduction of a new initiative.

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Rotary Club’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Ocean Club May 8

THE Rotary Club of East Nassau is set to host one of the signature events on its sporting calendar and a major fundraiser focused on community outreach.

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Operators force deciding game 5

With the game and their season on the line, Keva Johnson powered inside for the winning basket to help the Bommer Gee Operators stave off elimination and force a fifth and deciding game.

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Bahamas relay teams get set for the Penn Carnival

THE goal was to get all four relay teams qualified for the IAAF World Championships over the weekend. But team manager Philippa Willie said they were more surprised that the 4 x 400 teams didn’t make it and the 4 x 100m teams did at the IAAF/BTC World Relays at Thomas A Robinson National Stadium on Sunday.

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All systems are go for FIFA Beach Soccer WCup

INTERNATIONAL excitement is boiling over for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 set to kick-off tomorrow, and FIFA officials say the host country is ready to stage the best tournament yet. The stadium is dressed and all systems are go. 

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Justin Roberts and Bulls defeat UCF 4-1 to win title

JUSTIN Roberts helped the University of South Florida Bulls win the American Athletic Conference Championship title on Sunday, as they defeated in-state rival UCF 4-1.

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There was no qualification tournament in the Oceania Zone, with the regional confederation choosing to name Tahiti as their representative at Bahamas 2017, and not without good reason.

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Local coach disappointed in turnout of players for basketball showcase

RODNEY Curry’s second annual Top Elite Basketball Showcase is going quite well at the AF Adderley Gymnasium. But the local basketball coach is just a little disappointed in the turnout from the players.