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Durward Knowles and Cecil Cooke arrived home to a heroes welcome as Bahamians thronged to greet the country’s first Olympic champions following their victory in the Star class sailing at the Tokyo Games 50 years ago today. It is a feat which will be recognised on Thursday at a gala lunch hosted by the Bahamas Olympic Committee. As part of The Tribune’s series this week marking the anniversary Knowles describes the emotional journey from atop the Olympic podium to being feted in Nassau...

BOC all set to host 'Sports Outlook 2014'

IN an effort to unite and develop the sporting community through a cross-section of ideas, two of the country’s leading sporting entities will host a gathering of the most influential persons within the demographic.

Ferguson named 'Athlete of Week' for 2nd time this season

A STELLAR season on the gridiron continues for Bahamian defensive back Demetrius Ferguson and the St Francis Xavier X-Men.

Falcons dismantle Cougars 17-8

IN A showdown between the top two Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools senior boys softball teams, Jordan Prince Williams (JPW) made a convincing statement against Charles W Saunders (CWS), the Falcons dismantling the Cougars 17-8 to record a seventh successive win this season.

Elite eight in Junkanoo Jam on Grand Bahama next month

WHILE the top men’s NCAA basketball programmes will flock to Paradise Island during next month’s Thanksgiving Holiday, simultaneously, women’s NCAA basketball will take centre stage in the nation’s second city.

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World record swim attempt from Eleuthera to Nassau underway

An Australian endurance athlete has started an attempt to achieve a world-record 80 mile swim in the open waters of the Bahamas.

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Wildcats blow out Brackettes 12-2 to take 2-0 lead in championship series

THE New Providence Softball Association’s ladies defending champions Sigma Brackettes avoided getting shutout again, but they couldn’t stop the pennant winning Sigma Wildcats’ onslaught as they pulled off another abbreviated victory.

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'I just see Carl if he was here, just how happy he would be'

STEPHANIE Meadows, still sobbing, was too overwhelmed to express her gratitude to the New Providence Softball Association for remembering her son.

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Hitmen seal 10-9 walk-off victory over Truckers

RUDY Fox may not have come through as a clutch hitter so far for the Arnette’s Sporting Lounge Hitmen, but the Sting Truckers will remember why the versatile cricket player was slotted into their clean-up spot in the line-up.

A perfect 6-0 season for the Hurricanes

IT was a perfect season for the Holland College Hurricanes football club, and now they set their sights on the postseason and successfully defending the Atlantic Football League’s Moosehead Cup.

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CAFL season opens with intense rivalry

THE Commonwealth American Football League (CAFL) officially kicked off this weekend with a rematch of the last four Boil Fish Bowl championship games between the defending champions V8 Fusion Stingrays and the Orry J Sands Pros at DW Davis.

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Big Red Machine destroy Giants

For the second consecutive BAISS game the St Augustine’s College junior boys softball team needed only three innings to take out their opponents as “The Big Red Machine” destroyed St John’s Giants 11-1 yesterday.

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Stiff competition in the 'Briland' regatta

THE 25th North Eleuthera Regatta hosted by the North Eleuthera Regatta Association October 6-13 marked the last event on the country’s 2014 regatta calendar.

Sports in brief

SMALL in stature but with a big heart, Ambrose ‘Cabbage’ Hanna was the forerunner of the great Bahamian triple jumpers. However, the sporting community mourns his passing after he died on Sunday, September 28. He was 89.