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Munnings to join top-tier Portugese Basketball League

TRAVIS Munnings was the latest Bahamian senior men’s national team member to capitalise on his free agency when he signed with a new club in a new country.

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Weir: ‘We will see what the new board decides’

WITH the election of officers scheduled for Saturday, outgoing president Darnett Weir said it will be up to the new executive board of the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association to decide whether or not they will keep the current Davis and Fed Cup teams in place.

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Dwight Coleby to return for 2nd stint in Turkey

DWIGHT Coleby (above) will return for a second stint in Turkey once pro basketball resumes in the country’s Turkish Basketball League (TBL).

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Gardiner wins 300m, falls short of Brown’s record

Bahamian world 400 metre champion Steven Gardiner sprung out of the COVID-19 lockdown with a victory in the 300 metres as he chased the Bahamian male national record on Saturday in San Juan, Florida.

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Candidates to vie for presidency of the BLTA

FORMER female national team member Dyphany Mortier has assembled a group of enthusiastic candidates that will join her in her bid to win the presidency of the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association.

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World Athletics launches ‘Road to Tokyo’

As the new norm for the world of sports continues to take shape in the midst of COVID-19, World Athletics yesterday revealed its plans for the postponed 2020 Olympic Games in launching what they call ‘Road to Tokyo.’

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‘I went on to win six gold medals’

ALIYAH Brown was off to a promising start to the 2020 track and field season for the CH Reeves Raptors and the 4-D Stallions before the coronavirus pandemic interrupted her performance at the National High School Track and Field Championships and possibly her debut at the CARIFTA Games.

McPhee-McCuin lobbying for social justice

COACH Yolett McPhee-McCuin continues to use her platform as the head coach of the Ole Miss Rebels Women’s Basketball programme to lobby for social justice in her adopted home state of Mississippi.

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‘Buddy’ tests positive for the coronavirus

Sacramento Kings guard Chavano “Buddy” Hield has tested positive for COVID-19.

Virtual learning: BBF launches ‘Summerfest 3-on-3 Basketball Training’

NO official timeline has been given on basketball’s return to the court but the country’s governing body of the sport began a virtual learning campaign for its latest initiative.

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‘The biggest factor for me was my health’

Jonquel Jones cited COVID-19 concerns and a lack of clarity in the WNBA’s return to play proposal as the main factors behind her decision to opt out of the upcoming season.

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BOC makes good on promise regarding athletes’ welfare

After making an announcement last month that they have formed a committee to assist developing athletes, the Bahamas Olympic Committee (BOC) has made good on its promise through its newly-formed Athletes Welfare Commission.

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Spencer Cartwright ‘a top-level international sailor’

THE Bahamas National Sailing School (BNSS) is pleased to introduce Spencer Cartwright as a top-level international sailor who began his impressive sailing career with the BNSS at the age of eight.

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Summer camp in memory of Webb, Smith

VERSATILE athlete Jonique ‘Mini’ Webb and veteran coach Sherman Smith, who both passed away this year, will be remembered with a girls’ and boys’ summer camp presented by the Diamond Basketball development programme.

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Jonquel Jones to sit out WNBA season

Connecticut Sun star Jonquel Jones has officially announced her intention to forego the upcoming shortened WNBA season amid COVID-19 pandemic concerns.