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Syracuse beat Texas for Battle 4 Atlantis title

They were prohibited from NCAA postseason play last season, but Syracuse made the most of their first tournament in over a year, highlighted by two wins over ranked teams.

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FOR the second consecutive year, a Bahamian player will appear in the Battle 4 Atlantis final.

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Iesha ousted in quarters at Goombay Splash Bowl

Iesha Shepherd, the last Bahamian playing in the main draw of the International Tennis Federation’s Goombay Splash Bowl, got ousted in the quarter-final of the girls’ singles after putting up a gallant effort against top ranked Jacqueline Pelletier of the US.

1st annual ‘Ray Minus Youth Boxing Championship’ this Saturday

ONE of the leading boxers in the Bahamas in recent years at the amateur and professional level, Meacher “Major Pain” Major continues to make the transition to the coaching and promotional ranks.

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Amateur boxers prepare for Olympic qualifiers next year

COACH Andre Seymour and his crew of amateur boxers are back together again as they prepare for the Olympic Games qualifying tournaments next year.

Undefeated Spartans gets 99-68 victory over Eagles

LOURAWLS “Tum Tum” Nairn had a lot to be thankful for - another win as the starting point guard for one of the top teams in all of college basketball and a career night.

Texas Longhorns earn 82-70 win over Washington

SAME teams, different location, and much improved result for the Texas Longhorns in their second matchup of the season against the Washington Huskies.

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THE FINISH LINE: Kudos to ministry for hosting our first major sports awards banquet

In everything we ought to give thanks and what a more appropriate time than now as we are smacked into the Thanksgiving season.

Government leaders meet with FIFA officials ahead of the 2017 Beach Soccer World Cup

TWO of the top officials in the world of football met with Acting Prime Minister Philip ‘Brave’ Davis, Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture Dr Daniel Johnson and Ministry of Tourism Permanent Secretary Harrison Thompson today, and scored their first goal – assurance that government would provide “the highest level of cooperation” as the country prepares to host the FIFA 2017 Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas.

Sports Notes

THE New Providence Women’s Basketball Association kicked off its 2015 season at the DW Davis Gymnasium on Saturday. In the opening game at 7pm, the Bommer G Operators face the Career Builders Lady Cheetahs. Following a “soft opening,” last year’s runners-up Super Value Cybots Queens take on defending champions Johnson’s Lady Truckers in the feature contest.

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Miller and Aggies get 84-73 win over Cleare and Longhorns, into Battle 4 Atlantis semis

SHAQUILLE Cleare had the better individual performance, but it was Tavario Miller and the No.25 ranked Texas A&M Aggies who came away with the win to advance to the Battle 4 Atlantis semi-final.

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Wiltjer leads Bulldogs to 80-64 win over Huskies in opener

THE opening session of the fifth annual Battle 4 Atlantis saw the favourites easily advance to the winner’s circle in a pair of dominating performances in the Atlantis resort’s Imperial Arena.

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RENALDO: There are two ways things can play out for the Lions here: You move forward with the interim general manager and he Dan Campbell’s the system and wins two games based solely off energy; or you realise you just hired a guy that knows nothing about football and is simply a friend of the Ford family.

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Eagles, Panthers and Bears will be the turkeys today

HAPPY Thanksgiving everybody. Despite going 7-7 last week, my Cowboys shed that gargantuan monkey off their backs with a long overdue win in Miami, and started their march to the NFC East division title and the playoffs.

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Bye bye Carolina’s perfect record - I’m going with the Cowboys

BYE WEEKS are done, it’s turkey day, football is on and, most of all, the NFL playoffs picture is starting to become clearer.