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Cooper Jr graduates from Drake University

It took a little longer than expected, but after five years of juggling his time and energy in academics, sports, church and the community, versatile, multi-talented Michael Cooper Jr has now graduated from Drake University.

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Curry-Turnquest dies on her 63rd birthday

THE softball community is mourning the loss of Molere Curry-Turnquest.

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Sastre Jr commits to join Seahawks

BAHAMIAN water polo continues to increase in international profile and produce collegiate prospects.

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Trio to join Pioneers basketball club this fall

A trio of Bahamian hoop prospects will make the transition as teammates from the prep to the collegiate level.

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‘I would love to be home’

While he was not fortunate to get out of the United States of America before the Bahamas Government closed its border for international travel because of the spread of the coronavirus, former Major League Baseball player turned coach Antoan Richardson is making the best of his conditions in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Joseph named Most Valuable track and field team member

TRAVIS Joseph’s stellar freshman season was recognised by his Valley City State Vikings when the programme announced its postseason awards.

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Rising tennis star Major Jr off to promising career

HE’S off to a promising career as one of the rising young tennis players in the country. But like everybody else, Michael Major Jr has been forced to work out from home with no activities for players in the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association or the International Tennis Federation as a result of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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THE PRESS BOX: In COVID-19 pandemic, ‘Thank god for game replays on YouTube’

AS we continue to get through the COVID-19 pandemic, and things slowly return to normalcy, pro sports continue to remain sidelined, leaving sports fans with nothing of substance to fill the sports void.

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Bain’s jersey, shoes in Hall of Fame

It’s not every day that a Bahamian basketball player gets to hit a momentous, game-winning shot for his team to pull off one of the biggest upsets in college basketball. The performance was so significant that Nathan Bain will get his Stephen F Austin Lumberjack jersey and tennis shoes donated to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Mackey Jr named EBA’s Eurobasket Player of the Year

BAHAMIAN pro basketball player Willis Mackey Jr received league-wide recognition for a standout rookie season in Spain.

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WBC ‘casualty’ for top minor league players

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to force cancellations throughout the baseball world with the 2021 World Baseball Classic reportedly the latest casualty.

COVID-19 pandemic affects the international signing period

MAJOR League Baseball continues to make adjustments to its schedule of operations and a reduction in the amateur draft could delay the international signing period, a time when many Bahamian prospects have signed minor league deals in recent years.

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Teleos Cherubims will cherish 2020 accomplishments

THE spread of the coronavirus has not only interrupted the flow of sports worldwide, but it has forced the closure of schools as well.​

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Spence has second successful bone marrow transplant in US

A week before the United States of America shut down the country because of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, Bahamian coach Fritz Spence had his second successful bone marrow transplant surgery to help him overcome his battle with leukemia (AML).​

Pilot 3-on-3 basketball tournament ‘is coming’ in August

WHILE no definitive date has been set yet for the resumption of sporting activities in the country, the Bahamas Basketball Federation is looking forward to hosting a pilot 3-on-3 basketball tournament in August that is mandated by FIBA - the governing body for basketball worldwide - with the view of returning to the regular 5-on-5 basketball tournaments.