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Colebrooke qualifies for IAAF Worlds

THIS was a breakout year for sprinter Samson Colebrooke and nobody was more surprised by his accomplishments than his Bahamian coach Norbert Elliott at Purdue University. Colebrooke’s time of 10.01 seconds in a photo finish for the silver behind gol

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Jonquel selected as a starter for the WNBA All-Star game

JONQUEL Jones, enjoying one of her best professional basketball seasons, has been selected as a starter for the Women’s National Basketball Association’s AT&T WNBA All-Star 2019.

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Miller-Uibo, Gardiner win

While Shaunae Miller-Uibo, with her silver hairstyle, inked her name on another meet record in producing a season’s best performance, Steven Gardiner fell shy of eclipsing his own mark as they were both victorious in their respective events in Szekesfehervar, Hungary.

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FIBA U-17 Centrobasket: Bahamas rout Barbados 83-41

AFTER a heartbreaking loss to eliminate them from medal contention, Team Bahamas responded yesterday with their most lopsided win of the tournament.

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Bahamas U-17 girls suffer 83-43 rout to Puerto Rico

The Bahamas was on the opposite end of a lopsided result on day two of the Centrobasket Under-17 Championships for Women. The team suffered an 83-43 loss to Puerto Rico in their second game of the group stage yesterday at the Roberto Clemente Colise

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Elite athletes warm up for BAAA track and field nationals

WITH the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations’ National Track and Field Championships fast approaching, some of the elite athletes were in action over the weekend at the Star Athletics Sprint Series at the Montverde Academy in Montverde, Flor

Water polo funding 'insufficient' despite regional success

LOCAL water polo continues to face issues with funding, despite the recent success the sport has had at the regional level. Over the weekend, the team was forced to cut travel plans short at the CCCAN Championships in Bridgetown, Barbados, where the

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Sands Beer Cup: Jenna Bayles in the lead

BAHAMAS Golf Federation president Lynford Miller has announced that the race for the 2019 Sands Beer Cup is in full swing. After six rounds, the current leader is Jenna Bayles with a total of 151 points representing her best four rounds. Bayles also

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Burnside brothers recognised at Cycling Nationals

THEY were hailed as a group of brothers who collectively helped to change the scope of cycling on the local and international scene. During the Bahamas Cycling Federation’s 46th National Cycling Championships, Lawrence, Jeffery, Franklyn and Drexel B

Career highs for D'Shawn Knowles and Tahnaj Thomas in minor league baseball

A CAREER-high hitting streak for D’Shawn Knowles and a career-high strikeout performance for Tahnaj Thomas highlighted Bahamian minor league baseball play over the weekend. Knowles carried an eight-game hit streak into last night’s series finale aga

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Coach Anthony Swaby on Soaring Eagles' honours list

LONG time legendary women’s basketball coach Anthony Swaby was among four persons making the Commonwealth Baptist Church’s Soaring Eagles’ 14th annual Community Independence Service honours list. Swaby, along with Minister of Works Desmond Bannister

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Athletes bring home 3 gold medals, 4 silver, bronze

SAMSON Colebrooke, Keyshawn Strachan and Anthaya Charlton helped to lead the Bahamas to a fifth-place finish in the 10th North American, Central American and Caribbean U-18 and U-23 Athletic Championships in Queretaro, Mexico.

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Bahamas dominate El Salvador 79-59

The Bahamas made an impressive debut with a dominant performance to open tournament play at the Centrobasket Under-17 Championships for Women.

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Chisholm hits two home runs, ties career high for RBIs

JAZZ Chisholm homered twice to bring his season total to 17 and tied a career high for RBIs in a single game to lead his Jackson Generals to their latest win in Double A Baseball. Chisholm also added a single to finish 3-5 with five RBI and two runs

Volleyball: Defenders win title

WITH not so many teams participating, the Defenders took advantage of their experience to win the women’s title in the TMT Independence Volleyball Classic yesterday at the DW Davis Gymnasium. The Defenders knocked off the combination of the Lady War