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First 'Knucklehead' Cross Country Championships

TWO long-time distance running rivals turned best friends collaborated to put on the first William ‘Knucklehead’ Johnson Cross Country Championships. Rupert Gardiner’s Silver Lightning Track Club hosted the one-day meet on Saturday at the Bahamas Go

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Senior Men's National Team No.59 in new 'FIBA World Ranking'

AS teams head toward the FIBA World Cup and Olympic qualification, the Bahamas is one of 15 islands in the Caribbean Basketball Confederation to make the lastest edition of the rankings list. The Bahamas senior men’s national team was ranked No.59 i

Cybots get 106-103 win over police, take 1-0 lead in playoffs

EUGENE Bain had a monster game as he helped to power the Bamboo Shack Cybots to a 106-103 victory over the Police Crimestoppers as they took a 1-0 lead in the Bahamas Government Departmental Basketball Association’s best-of-five championship series.B

Bahamian players to speed up offence for Warhawks

THE University of Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks intend to run a faster-paced offence this season and two Bahamian players plan to figure prominently into the new small-ball scheme.The Warhawks began practice this week with junior forward Travis Munnings

Action heats up in the Financial Bowling League

THE top scorer in the Financial Bowling League competition last night was Clayton Gardiner of Leno Corporate Services with a 216 high game and a 595 high three game set. The runner-up was Tyrone Knowles also of Leno Corporate Services with a 588 seco

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'Tum Tum' team captain for 3rd straight year

At the Michigan State Spartans men’s basketball media day, Lourawls “Tum Tum” Nairn Jr’s senior season was one of the topics of discussion as the head coach bestowed him with a rare honour.Head coach Tom Izzo named Nairn Jr a team captain for the thi

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THE FINISH LINE: Bahamas basketball needs 'a more experienced' international coach

LAST week, I had the opportunity to travel with a Bahamas Olympic Committee delegation to North Andros to view the state of the Carl Oliver Track in Nicholls Town.The track will be getting a much needed Mondo surface, which when completed will provid

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Lady Spartans, Buckeye Oilers BFFL Champions

THE Bahamas Flag Football League hosted its 8th annual BFFL Invitational at the Winton Rugby Pitch over the weekend with some unsuspecting winners taking home the championship trophies.

Best of The Best Regatta all set for Montagu in December

FOR the second consecutive year, international and local sailors will come together as the country hosts one of the marquee regattas on the portfolio for the festival season.The Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources, in conjunction with the St

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BBF: Team Bahamas needs FIBA sponsors

In 46 days, the Bahamas begins its bid toward FIBA World Cup and Olympic qualification and local stakeholders are petitioning the corporate Bahamas to rally behind the effort.The Bahamas Basketball Federation, in conjunction with the Ministry of Yout

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Buddy struggles to find 'Buckets'

BUDDY Hield has struggled to find his shooting stroke thus far in the NBA preseason.Through four games, Hield is averaging 9.5 points on 39 percent shooting from the field and 23 per cent from the three-point line. In addition he has grabbed 3.8 rebo

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NAUGHTY'S NFL PICKS: 'I hate, but respect Aaron Rodgers'

LET me start by saying “I hate you Aaron Rodgers.”No further comments, yes I’m still salty, now let’s get to the PICKS.THURSDAYEAGLES vs PANTHERSThe “Cambodian Express” continues to sail down the track.A revitalised, shades of his MVP season, Cam New

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Two big games this weekend for UB Mingoes men's soccer team

AFTER splitting their first two games in their first trip to play in the United States last month, the University of the Bahamas Mingoes men’s soccer team are off again this weekend.And head coach Dion Godet said he’s confident that they should be ab

SAC junior boys rout Kingsway Academy 9-1

THE St Augustine’s College Big Red Machine’s junior boys continued to roll along in the Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools, routing the Kingsway Academy Saints 9-1.In their return to action yesterday after the break for the holiday

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Bringing home bronze

Although they only got one medal, head coach Dorian Roach said the Bahamas’ four-member team performed exceptionally well at the inaugural Carifta Triathlon in Bridgetown, Barbados.