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Falcons fly high to get past the Blue Waves

Jordan Prince Williams Falcons showed St Anne’s Blue Waves why they are the Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools (BAISS) senior boys defending basketball champions.

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Standing ovation for Buddy Hield in Oklahoma

IT is not often that you see a home crowd give a standing ovation to an opposing player, but that is exactly the reception Buddy Hield received when he returned to Oklahoma as a professional.

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Call on corporate Bahamas to sponsor sloops

WITH the local sailing sloops getting a big boost over the weekend with the successful staging of the first Best-of-the-Best Regatta in Montagu Bay, one local sailing enthusiast is calling on corporate Bahamas to get more involved in sponsoring the boats to make the sport more viable for the owners and sailors.

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Bahamas bowl adds another chapter to budding rivalry

THE 2016 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl will add another chapter to the budding rivalry between the Old Dominion Monarchs and the Eastern Michigan Eagles.

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SPORTING MISCHIEF & MAYHEM: My 11-1, playoff berth-clinching Cowboys ‘America’s Team’ again

MY Dallas Cowboys, sorry my 11-1, playoff berth clinching Dallas Cowboys are ‘America’s Team’ again.

Saunders and Seminoles accept bid to play in the Capital One Orange Bowl

FOR the second consecutive year, Mavin Saunders will appear in a New Year’s Six Bowl game.

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Tida Wave and crew emerge victorious

While Brooks Miller and his Tida Wave ran away with the A class title in the inaugural Best of the Best Regatta, Stefon Knowles carried home the titles in both the B and C classes respectively on board the New Susan Chase and the Whitty K.

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Matsuyama holds on for 3rd straight victory

HIDEKI Matsuyama has been one of the hottest golfers on the PGA Tour recently, and that stellar play continued in the Bahamas en route to the 2016 Hero World Challenge Championship.

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‘The Tank’ KOs Brazilian in 1st round with ‘conch punch’

IF there was anybody who doubted whether Sherman ‘the Tank’ Williams still has what it takes to be a heavyweight contender, he proved it on Saturday night.

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Americans Mendelblatt and Fatih win Star Sailors League Finals

MARK Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih, of USA, have won the SSL Finals 2016 and a lion share of the $200,000 prize purse.

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Eastern Michigan Eagles face Old Dominion Monarchs in Popeyes Bahamas Bowl

THE matchup is set, now both teams and their respective fanbases are undergoing the final weeks of preparation for the third edition of the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl.

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FOURTH QUARTER PRESS: ‘Gronk’ may be sidelined but don’t be too quick to count out Brady and the Patriots

WITH the news that Rob Gronkowski is expected to be sidelined for the remainder of the year, all of New England breathes a sigh of regret, while the rest of the league lets out a sigh of relief.

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Shaquille Cleare and Longhorns snap three-game losing streak

A lighter more slender Shaquille Cleare has been the anchor on the Texas Longhorns’ frontline and helped spark a come from behind win this weekend to snap his team’s three-game losing streak.

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Matsuyama holds on to win Hero World Challenge at Albany

HIDEKI Matsuyama, of Japan, won his third successive golf tournament on Sunday, holding off Henrik Stenson over the final few holes to win the Hero World Challenge at Albany in south western New Providence.

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Johnson and Matsuyama lead while Woods improves

RYDER Cup winning golfer Dustin Johnson was not expecting to be in the Bahamas for the Hero World Challenge this week but is making the most of being at the Albany course, being tied for the lead after two days with Hideki Matsuyama.