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Deandre is NBA #1

BROOKLYN, New York - When the Phoenix Suns selected Deandre Ayton with the first overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, it represented a historic moment for Ayton, the franchise and The Bahamas.

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THE FINISH LINE: Deandre and Buddy at the double for the NBA

THE Bahamas can now prepare to watch two Bahamians play at the same time in the National Basketball Association with Deandre Ayton getting drafted last night with the first pick of the 2018 Draft by the Phoenix Suns to join Grand Bahamian Chavano “Buddy” Hield of the Sacramento Kings.

Bronze for Bahamas

The Bahamas women’s national basketball team clinched the bronze medal at the FIBA Caribbean Women’s Cup Championships and in the process, qualified for the Centro Basket from August 20-24 in Puerto Rico.

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End of an era as Amertil retires

AFTER enjoying one of the longest tenure for a Bahamian female athlete in track and field, quarter-miler Christine Amertil has announced her retirement.

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Ayton ready for NBA draft

MANHATTAN, New York - With his life set to change in a matter of hours on NBA Draft night, Deandre Ayton is very cognizant of his place in Bahamian history.

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Ayton aims to give back with new Puma deal

MANHATTAN, New York – With a new Puma endorsement deal, Deandre Ayton hopes that the new faces of the country’s basketball division can serve the needs of young Bahamians.“Puma is a big deal on all these Caribbean islands, especially in their track a

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Bahamas beaten by Dominican Republic in semifinal

The Bahamas women’s national basketball team suffered a 56-41 loss to the unbeaten Dominican Republic in the semifinal of the FIBA Caribbean Women’s Cup Championships on Wednesday night at the Anthony Nesty Sporthal in Paramaribo, Suriname. Point guard Valerie

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Mychal Thompson reflects on being number one pick

MYCHAL “Sweet Bells’ Thompson clearly remembers the day he was selected as the first foreign-born player with the number one pick in the National Basketball Association’s 1978 draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. Forty years later, he is eagerly wai

Retired Boxers Association spearheaded by Patrick Strachan

PATRICK ‘the Centerville Assassin’ Strachan has formed the Retired Boxers Association.Formed earlier this month, the association hopes to provide a forum for the ex-boxers to fellowship on a quarterly basis.While Strachan spearheaded the formation an

Trio to compete at chess championships

Three members of the National Olympiad teams have travelled to Jamaica to compete for the Bahamas at the 2018 Subzonal 2.3.5 Chess Championships. FM Cecil Moncur, WCM Polina Karelina, and official Bahamas delegate Chapell Whyms are the representative

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'Tum Tum' is a leader off the court for Spartan players

The attention at the NBA draft is focused on this year’s top prospects, but several players from the Michigan State Spartans said they continue to draw inspiration and mentorship from Lourawls “Tum Tum” Nairn.Nairn’s former Spartan teammates Miles Br

Team Bahamas 'prepared for whoever they face' in Suriname

WHILE they wait to see who their opponent will be, interim head coach Wayde Watson said the Bahamas women's basketball team will be prepared for whoever they face in the FIBA Caribbean Women’s Cup crossover playoffs today in Paramaribo, Suriname.Team Bahamas qualified as t

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Mako clinch first swimming title

THE Mako Aquatic Club made their debut in the Bahamas Swimming Federation’s National Championships a spectacular one.At the end of the four-day meet on Tuesday night at the Betty Kelly Kenning Swim Complex, Mako celebrated as they clinched their fir

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Bahamas delegation heads to NBA draft for Deandre

MINISTER of Youth, Sports and Culture Michael Pintard, will head a Bahamian delegation to Brooklyn, New York for the National Basketball Association (NBA) 2018 Draft where Bahamian Deandre Ayton is expected to become the number one pick.The draft wil

WORLD CUP: Mexico shock champions Germany

MOSCOW (AP) — Defending World Cup champions have been finding it hard to get out of the group stage lately, and Germany are proving no exception.