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A new sponsor - but the same tradition of top performances

This year brought a new title sponsor and the country elite junior swimmers continued their tradition of standout performances on the opening day of the Bahamas Aquatics Federation (BAF) National Swimming Championships.

WORLD CUP: France win, Argentina held

MOSCOW (AP) — Day 3 of the World Cup began Saturday with France becoming the first team to benefit from a penalty called after video review in a World Cup match. Antoine Griezmann put France ahead with the ensuing penalty kick. Australia tied it with a penalty kick by Mile Jedniak, but France moved ahead again when Paul Pogba's shot hit the crossbar and then made it over the goal line. The tally was confirmed by goal-line technology.

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WORLD CUP: Ronaldo scores hat trick in six goal thriller

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick, capped by a dipping free kick in the 88th minute as Portugal and Spain played to a wild 3-3 draw in the Group B opener for both countries.

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WORLD CUP: Own-goal earns Iran 1-0 win over Morocco

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Aziz Bouhaddouz, head in his hands and face buried in the turf, was probably unaware of the opposing players and coaches swarming all around him in jubilation.

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WORLD CUP: Gimenez scores late winner for Uruguay

Defender Jose Gimenez came to Uruguay's rescue scoring the lone goal in a 1-0 victory over Egypt in their Group A opening game at the World Cup on Friday.

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Big names in Bahamas team for FIBA World Cup Qualifiers

The Bahamas Basketball Federation has announced the 24-member preliminary squad for the men’s national team as they prepare for the third window of FIBA World Cup – Americas Qualifiers.

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Bahamas Volleyball team a mixture of youth and experience

EVEN though it’s a very young team selected, the Bahamas Volleyball Federation and its women’s national volleyball team are hoping to make their presence felt when they travel to Suriname to participate in the CAZOVA Senior Championships.

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All together now: the next level for baseball

The Bahamas Baseball Association has reformed into one operation with all of the fragmented bodies now back under its fold.

Junior golfers to face best in the region

The country’s top junior golfers will again face off with the best in the region at the Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships.

Isaacs Jr helps Captains defeat the Lugnuts

A pair of Bahamian baseball players once again faced off in the Midwest League, while another increased his team-leading home run total to highlight this week’s action around the minors.

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WORLD CUP: 5-0 victory for Russia in Opener

MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin craves sporting glory, and he got another taste of it in the opening match of the World Cup.

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Pintard: Bahamas can become Caribbean hub for aspiring MLB players

Several initiatives that have been discussed ad nauseam took centre stage for Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Michael Pintard yesterday as he noted the impact his ministry will have on this administration’s budget.

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Charlton named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Year

WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana – Senior Devynne Charlton was named the Big Ten Track Athlete of the Year, the conference office announced yesterday. The award is voted on by the conference coaches.

BAAA to host top junior, senior athletes in the Nationals

FOR consecutive weekends, the BAAA will host its top athletes at both the junior and senior levels as they vie for national titles and national team roster spots.

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Tennis players put in quality fitness training with MacFit

LOCAL tennis players Danielle Thompson, Larikah Russell and brother and sister Justin and Savannah Roberts got a chance to get in some quality fitness training yesterday from MacFit trainer Jimmy Mackey.