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‘Fireman’ clocks fifth fastest 400m time in world so far this year

ALTHOUGH he just got his season opener this past weekend, quarter-miler Chris ‘Fireman’ Brown showed that he’s in tip-top shape and ready to lead Team Bahamas at the IAAF/BTC Bahamas World Relays at the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium this weekend.

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‘Golden Knights’ finish behind US without Brown

While Chris ‘Fireman’ Brown was leaving his mark at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, his ‘Golden Knights’ team-mates were making their presence felt at the Penn Relays over the weekend where Tabernacle Baptist and St Augustine’s College high school teams and the College of the Bahamas also got some success in Philadelphia.

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Tida Wave, New Susan Chase, Whitty K and Judgment D crowned champions

THE Tida Wave, New Susan Chase, Whitty K and Judgment D all took the spotlight in the 62nd National Family Island Regatta in Georgetown, Exuma, over the weekend.

Devynne Charlton sets a new national record in 100m hurdles

AFTER a competitive indoor season where she produced some respectable times, Purdue University Boilermakers’ sophomore Devynne Charlton is now coming into her own on the outdoor season.

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Buddy Hield returns to Oklahoma for senior year

OKLAHOMA Sooners guard Buddy Hield, the Big 12 basketball player of the year, has chosen to return for his senior season.

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Regatta time again

The 62nd National Family Islands Regatta is underway in picturesque Elizabeth Harbour in Georgetown, Exuma, with the largest fleet of boats ever registered.

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DeAndre Ayton named to MaxPreps All-American First-Team

HE MISSED much of the season due to a lingering foot injury but it didn’t slow down Bahamian centre DeAndre Ayton from being recognised as one of the top sophomores in America.

Predators destroy the Ravens 19-0

THE once dominant defence of the Summit Academy Ravens was overpowered by the explosive offence of the Finlandia Predators, who took home the 19-0 victory to stay on top of the men’s division at the Winton Rugby Centre.

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THE FINISH LINE: More of our elite athletes should have been selected for 2nd IAAF World Relays team

BAHAMIAN athletics saw the return of two of its premier athletes - quarter-miler Ramon Miller and triple jumper Leevan “Superman” Sands - after they were forced to sit out the entire season with injuries last year. That was some good news.

Andre Sands gets NCAA basketball scholarship opportunity

ANOTHER in the pipeline of Bahamians to matriculate through Sunrise Christian basketball programme has been afforded the opportunity of an NCAA Division I basketball scholarship.

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A ‘Bahamazing’ star-studded field

THE final entry lists are in and just over a week remains before the biggest names in track and field descend on the Bahamas for the BTC/IAAF World Relays.

‘We have a very impressive list of young athletes ready to make their debut’

WHILE the focus of the track and field world will be on the star-studded, elite level athletes descending on the Bahamas for the BTC/IAAF World Relays 2015, it provides a special opportunity to present the future of local junior athletes.

On and off the pitch, Lyford Cay FC makes ‘fine impression’

ON and off the pitch Lyford Cay FC made a fine impression as they became the first Bahamian soccer club to take part in the Caribbean Football Union Club Championship last week.

PM Christie and Fred Mitchell attend meeting on West Indian cricket crisis

PRIME Minister Perry Christie’s tenure as chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has seen him not only involved in dialogue on matters of state but also in matters of sport.

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Shaunae gets set for 4 x 200 in IAAF World Relays debut

A coach’s decision will only allow Shaunae Miller to come home and compete in the women’s 4 x 200 metres, but the country’s premier quarter-miler is still confident that Team Bahamas will put on a show as she makes her debut at the IAAF 2015 BTC World Relays.