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THE FINISH LINE - BAAA elections: Whoever wins, let's 'work for the common good'

SO it’s shaping up to be a battle between two incumbents as the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations gets ready for its election of officers. So far, Rosamunde Carey has logged her intentions of pursuing her second term in office as the firs

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THE FINISH LINE: ‘We need to ensure that our athletes are comfortable’ right here at home

FOR years, we have complained that our elite Bahamian athletes have not been treated fairly and there was and is the possibility that we could and would lose some of them to other countries.

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THE FINISH LINE: IAAF’s Diamond League Finals ‘truly two beauties to behold’

THE International Amateur Athletic Federation continues to broaden its horizons in providing more innovative events for their athletes to compete in around the world.

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THE FINISH LINE: In the case of Steven Gardiner, ‘there’s more to life than money’

THE International Amateur Athletic Federation’s Diamond League Final will probably be one of those memorable meets for quarter-miler Steven Gardiner.

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THE FINISH LINE: Boxing election results KO’d

THE Bahamas Amateur Boxing Federation has confirmed that they have to go back to the election polls next Friday to elect a new executive team for the next three years.

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THE FINISH LINE: Organising funding for our athletes

DO you think it’s time for our sporting bodies to come together and form one organisation that will be solely responsible for finding the necessary funds to assist our national teams when they travel? Or do you think these individual sporting bodies,

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THE FINISH LINE: 'Hooping by the Park' a success

IT’S not every day that you see former athletes come back into their communities where they got started and promote events to help uplift the spirits of the people. Jabari Wilmott was one of those rare gems who should be commended, along with his or

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THE FINISH LINE: Congrats to the BBFF on bodybuilding medal haul

CONGRATULATIONS to the Bahamas Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation. With only 12 athletes in Mexico City for the 23rd Central American and Caribbean Games, the Bahamas collected nine medals, including three gold. That eventually resulted in the Baha

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THE FINISH LINE: Congrats to 'Golden Girl' Joanna and our swimming team at CAC Games

WHAT a difference an international meet has been for Olympic swimmer Joanna Evans. In her second appearance at the Commonwealth Games Down Under in the Gold Coast in Australia in April, Evans was quite disappointed that she didn’t get to perform at

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THE FINISH LINE: Let's get out and support Summer of Thunder

IT’s the summer time and we’re finding out that more and more teams are travelling to represent the country at various international meets around the world. At the same time, more and more teams are looking forward to coming to the Bahamas to bask i

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THE FINISH LINE: Let's welcome the first female Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture

LET’s welcome the first female Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Lanisha Rolle.Rolle stepped into office on Wednesday, replacing Michael Pintard, who has been moved to the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources where he will have responsib

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THE FINISH LINE: BBA seems to be headed in the right direction

THE Bahamas Baseball Association had to play a back seat to mother nature over the weekend in Grand Bahama as the fields got too wet from the rain at the Emera Sports Complex to complete all of the divisional finals in their inaugural National Baseba

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THE FINISH LINE: Deandre and Buddy at the double for the NBA

THE Bahamas can now prepare to watch two Bahamians play at the same time in the National Basketball Association with Deandre Ayton getting drafted last night with the first pick of the 2018 Draft by the Phoenix Suns to join Grand Bahamian Chavano “Buddy” Hield of the Sacramento Kings.

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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.

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THE FINISH LINE - Davis Cup: Bahamas, 'it's time to get back to Zone I'

OVER the weekend, the Bahamas’ super quartet of Baker Newman, Philip Major Jr, Jody Turnquest and player captain Marvin Rolle returned home, having accomplished their ultimate goal of advancing from American Zone III to Zone II for 2019. It was anot

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'Let's give the NPWBA the credit they deserve'

THE New Providence Women’s Basketball Association didn’t have a full season like they normally do, nor did they have a full complement of teams participating.But league president Mynez Sherman should be commended along with her executives for pulling

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THE FINISH LINE: Ayton expected to be franchise player wherever he goes in the NBA Draft

I LIKE the position that Bahamian DeAndre Ayton finds himself in going into the National Basketball Association’s June Draft.Based on the order of picks determined on Tuesday night, Ayton can either remain in Arizona after he was one-and-done at Ariz

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THE FINISH LINE: CARIFTA LOC making amends to ‘human error’ over missing medals

DURING the week, the Local Organising Committee for the CARIFTA Games took the opportunity to make amendments to a “human error” that occurred during the hosting of the top regional track and field competition here over the Easter holiday weekend.

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THE FINISH LINE: ‘Pro boxing needs an infusion and Grand Bahama is an ideal location’

SHERMAN ‘The Tank’ Williams is now feeling what other promoters have experienced in the past in trying to stage professional boxing matches here in the Bahamas.

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THE FINISH LINE: 'Golden Knights' mural 'better late than never'

I WANT to take this opportunity to commend the Grand Bahama Port Authority for taking the initiative to recognise the ‘Golden Knights’ for their victory in the men’s 4 x 400 metre relay at the Olympic Games, even if it was six years later since they

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THE FINISH LINE: XXI Commonwealth Games ‘should have taught us some valuable lessons’

THE recent staging of the XXI Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia, should have taught us some valuable lessons.

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THE FINISH LINE: Water polo champs have made a case for their own training facility

MICHAEL Pintard, the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture made two announcements this week in the House of Assembly that grabbed my attention.

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THE FINISH LINE: Like judo, ‘we need to see more non-traditional sports making leap forward’

THE Bahamas Judo Federation, one of the fastest progressing sports in the island nation, has advanced to another realm in securing the rights to host the Junior World Championships.

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THE FINISH LINE: Ayton emerges as one of the top prospects in NBA Draft

CONGRATULATIONS to Bahamian DeAndre Ayton. He’s on his way to becoming the next Bahamian to play in the National Basketball Association. With just one year of college under his belt at Arizona, Ayton has emerged as one of the top prospects in the NB

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THE FINISH LINE: Sir Durward Knowles 'was an extraordinary Bahamian who excelled to the highest order'

ACCOLADES continue to pour in for the late Sir Durward Knowles, better known as the “Sea Wolf,” who passed away on Saturday, February 24 at Doctor’s Hospital. Knowles, who turned 100 on November 2, was celebrated as the oldest living Olympic gold me

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THE FINISH LINE: Lourawls 'Tum Tum' Nairn Jr 'made us proud as a Spartan'

I REMEMBER when Lourawls ‘Tum Tum’ Nairn Jr was running cross country for Carlton Francis Primary School. In his younger years, he had what was considered to be a promising career in track and field. Could you imagine where he would have been had h

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THE FINISH LINE: UB Mingoes look to prove that they can represent in judo too

IN just two short years, the University of the Bahamas Athletic Department, under the directorship of Kimberley Rolle, has made great strides as they prepare for their inclusion into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

THE FINISH LINE: Record breakers speak volumes for future of international track, field

THE record-breaking performances by quarter-milers Shaunae Miller-Uibo and Steven Gardiner should bode well for the future of track and field for the Bahamas on the international scene.

THE FINISH LINE: Kudos to International Elite, Max D for helping our baseballers get to next level

IT’S one thing to talk about what you can do, but it’s another to actually go out there and do it.

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THE FINISH LINE: Star Trackers' Jaide and Anthaya standout as CARIFTA qualifiers

THE 2018 Flow CARIFTA Games is fast approaching and the focus right now is on getting athletes to attain the qualifying standards, although it doesn’t automatically name them to the team that will represent the Bahamas at the Thomas A Robinson Nation

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THE FINISH LINE: Bahamas Baseball Federation makes'a move that should be commended'

THE Bahamas Baseball Federation’s decision to cease all operations and allow the Bahamas Baseball Federation to carry out their mandate as the governing body for baseball in the country is a move that should be commended. Over the years, several att

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THE FINISH LINE: More sporting bodies should take advantage of our sun, sand and sea

LET me first of all congratulate Todd Isaacs Jr and Sr as well as Lucius Fox for their unique initiative in staging the “Don’t Blink” Home Run Derby in Paradise that was held on Saturday in Montagu Bay.

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THE FINISH LINE: Report on national baseball stadium all set for next week

WELCOME to 2018.With the New Year comes the much anticipated announcement by Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Michael Pintard that work on the new national baseball stadium will commence.Pintard said when the House of Assembly reconvenes next we

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THE FINISH LINE: My bold predictions to 'prick your curiosity' ahead of the New Year

JUST like that, Christmas has come and gone. In a few days we will also bid farewell to the year 2017 and usher in 2018. As we prepare for the unexpected, I would like to make some bold predictions just to prick your curiosity. January With the pr

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THE FINISH LINE - Minister Wells: 'I agree with the PM in making sailing the national sport'

CHRISTMAS is coming, the goose is getting fat... Please put a penny in the old man’s hat. That’s a portion of a popular nursery rhyme that depicts the season that we are preparing for. And as we look forward to the Yuletide season, one of the devel

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THE FINISH LINE: ‘Canadian colleges have been good to the Bahamas and our players’

IT seems as if more and more Bahamians are heading to Canada where they are having an impact not just on the collegiate scene, but the professional circuit.

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Faye ‘has been an awesome competitor who has represented the country well’

LIKE the major sports in basketball, athletics, swimming and baseball, just to name a few, bodybuilding continues to flourish with two more competitors earning their professional card this year.

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THE FINISH LINE: One or two suggestions BSF can consider moving forward

By BRENT STUBBS bstubbs@tribunemedia.net THE Bahamas Softball Federation caught the contagious bug that has rocked local sports in recent times - a decline in the participation of teams - in their 2017 Rozina Taylor National Championships. The o

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THE FINISH LINE: Wildcats survive battle of the fittest

THE New Providence Softball Association completed its 2017 season by crowning its champions in the Godfrey ‘Gully’ Burnside best-of-seven championship series. While the ladies’ outcome came down to the seventh and final game, the men’s series was st

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'Good time for us to say thank you to Sir Durward Knowles'

THE focus next week will be on the Sir Durward Knowles 100 Regatta in Montagu Bay.It’s anticipated that more than 100 boats competing in the sloop sailing and Olympic-style competition will be in action from Thursday to Saturday.The regatta, under th

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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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THE FINISH LINE: Sailors Holowesko and McKinney following in footsteps of 'Sea Wolf'

EVEN as icon Sir Durward ‘Sea Wolf’ Knowles is still making headlines at home long past his retirement, the sport of sailing continues to sail on with the distinguished performances from Mark Holowesko and Gavin McKinney.One month after McKinney made

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THE FINISH LINE: Mark Knowles and ‘The Lionheart’ are giving back to the community

IT’S good to see that some of the prominent former sporting icons, who have excelled at the international level, are now giving back to the further growth and development of the sport.

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THE FINISH LINE: Let's give more consideration to honouring sporting icons

LAST week I sort of scratched the surface in calling for some permanent fixture to be erected to keep the memory of a number of our former sporting personalities alive or to give them flowers while they are alive. The list drew a lot of comments as

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THE FINISH LINE: Athletes who should be considered for some type of national recognition

THERE has been another clarion call for a permanent recognition for legendary sailor Sir Durward “Sea Wolf” Knowles.

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THE FINISH LINE: 'We should be celebrating Gardiner' for his silver run

Instead of coming home to try to plan a welcome home celebration for Steven Gardiner and Shaunae Miller-Uibo for their medal-winning performances at the 16th IAAF World Championships, the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations has decided to ho

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THE FINISH LINE: We wish every success to 'Reno' tonight against 'The Technician'

WHILE the construction of the new national baseball stadium is still on hold, the movers and shakers in the sport are working behind the scene to amalgamate all of the splinter groups, organisations and leagues under one umbrella. Back in March, the

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THE FINISH LINE: ‘I want to congratulate our stellar athletes’ Miller-Uibo and Gardiner

WE’VE come a long way from the days when the late great Tommy Robinson pioneered the Bahamas’ international participation as the sole representative at the Pan Am Games in Mexico City in 1958, serving as the manager, coach and athlete, competing in the 100 and 200 metres.

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THE FINISH LINE: A three medal prediction for Team Bahamas

LONDON: By the time you read this, the 16th International Amateur Athletic Federation’s World Championships will be underway with a lot of expectations of the 24-member team in England. The games were due to get started with the opening ceremonies j

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THE FINISH LINE: Low turnout, but a first class event

For six days, top athletes from more than 60 countries participated here in the sixth edition of the Olympic-style Commonwealth Youth Games.

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THE FINISH LINE: WNBA All-Star Game starter Jonquel Jones 'turning heads' for Bahamas

IT IS not how you start, nor how you get there. Most importantly, it’s how you finish.• The Finish Line, a weekly column, seeks to comment on the state of affairs in local sports, highlighting the highs and the lows, the thrills and the spills and th

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THE FINISH LINE: Farewell Dr Bernard Nottage, one of our most outstanding athletes

IT IS not how you start, nor how you get there. Most importantly, it’s how you finish. • The Finish Line, a weekly column, seeks to comment on the state of affairs in local sports, highlighting the highs and the lows, the thrills and the spills and

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THE FINISH LINE: Pintard remarks 'like music to the ear', vote for All-Star select Jonquel

IT IS not how you start, nor how you get there. Most importantly, it’s how you finish. • The Finish Line, a weekly column, seeks to comment on the state of affairs in local sports, highlighting the highs and the lows, the thrills and the spills and

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THE FINISH LINE: The argument still exists . . . what is our national sport?

IT IS not how you start, nor how you get there. Most importantly, it’s how you finish. • The Finish Line, a weekly column, seeks to comment on the state of affairs in local sports, highlighting the highs and the lows, the thrills and the spills and

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Let’s give Michael Pintard time to assess his ministry

Let’s welcome the new Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Michael Pintard.

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THE FINISH LINE: Time for further discussion on a national lottery

THE general elections have come and gone and now it’s time for the Free National Movement to put their plan in action for their five years in office.

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THE FINISH LINE: Who will emerge as the new sports minister?

OVER the past few years, we have seen a drastic decline in the participation of athletes and teams in all of our sporting events.

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THE FINISH LINE: ‘It was quite disappointing’ that our 4 x 400m teams fell short

AFTER the bright lights and cameras shut down, the Bahamas came up with its best showing in the three years of the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) World Relays. 

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THE FINISH LINE: Out goes CARIFTA, in comes World Relays

By just one gold medal, Team Bahamas fell short of finishing second at the 46th Flow Carifta Games in Willemstad, Curacao, over the Easter holiday weekend.

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THE FINISH LINE: ‘We should be more concerned about qualifying’ for World Championships

I don’t want to make it seem as if I have a personal vendetta against the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations as they are the focus of my attention for the second consecutive week.

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THE FINISH LINE: New BAAAs constitution a ‘step in the right direction’

TWO fledgling sporting bodies in the country took the spotlight as they reflected on the latest developments in their organisations.

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THE FINISH LINE: ‘I commend the Bahamas Baseball Association for taking stand to unite’

FOR some time I’ve been writing, agitating for the re-amalgamation of baseball in the country.

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THE FINISH LINE: Let’s repair the Walk of Fame in time for 3rd IAAF World Relays

THE third version of the IAAF World Relays is fast approaching and already a stern warning has gone out to the top athletes to either come home and prepare for the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations’ training camp or turn in their Bahamas team uniform.

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THE FINISH LINE: In baseball, ‘a tremendous run’ for Antoan Richardson

The Bahamas Basketball Federation and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology collaborated to pull off another success National High School Basketball Championships in Grand Bahama over the weekend.

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THE FINISH LINE: Hugh Campbell ‘rules and regulations should be consistent’ across the board

THE 35th Hugh Campbell Basketball Classic saw the Tabernacle Baptist Academy Falcons taking the prestigious senior boys’ basketball title back to Grand Bahama for the seventh year.

THE FINISH LINE: ‘Buddy Buckets’ ready to take Sacramento to higher heights

It was interesting to note that Chavanno ‘Buddy’ Hield said he was surprised that he was traded from the New Orleans Pelicans to the Sacramento Kings.

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THE FINISH LINE: Consider Justin Roberts for next Davis Cup tie in April

After the controversy with regard to not getting a chance to attempt the 200/400 metre double at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, newly wed Shaunae Miller-Uibo has made it clear that she will be pursuing it at the IAAF World Championships in London, England, in August.

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THE FINISH LINE: Bahamas needs to beat Bolivia to remain in zone II for 2018

DESPITE the way the team performed, it was obvious that the absence of Baker Newman and Kevin Major Jr made a difference in the outcome of Team Bahamas performance in the first round of the American Zone II Davis Cup tie.

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THE FINISH LINE: Kudos to the BAAAs for honouring its past presidents

It’s not every day that you see leaders reach out to their former leaders and take the time out to celebrate the history of their sports.

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THE FINISH LINE: Our pro golfers should be commended for handling the home court pressure

FOR the rest of the week, some of the top female golfers in the world will be teeing off at the Ocean Golf Club on Paradise Island in the fifth annual Pure Silk/Bahamas LPGA Golf Classic.

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THE FINISH LINE: Lunn and Major are two capable replacements on Davis Cup team

The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association completed its selection process for the men’s team that will represent the Bahamas at the first round of the American Zone II Davis Cup tie against Venezuela next month in Miami, Florida.

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THE FINISH LINE: Miller, Gardiner crack top 10 in the final standings for 2016

What a way to end 2016 and start 2017.

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THE FINISH LINE: 2017 promises to be banner sporting year

FOR those of you that I didn’t get a chance to see personally or communicate through our sports pages, let me take this opportunity to say Happy New Year.

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THE FINISH LINE: Shaunae’s thrilling dive for the gold highlights an amazing year of sports

SO just like that, before we realised it, Christmas has come and gone.

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THE FINISH LINE: A gift for sports enthusiasts who were ‘naughty and nice’

FORGIVE me for taking this time to stray away a little from the norm. This is not an ordinary time.

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THE FINISH LINE: Kudos to Max D for ‘pitching’ baseball movement forward

IT was an early Christmas present for Tahnaj Thomas as he inked his name on a professional contract with the Cleveland Indians baseball organisation on Tuesday.

THE FINISH LINE: Bahamas ‘sporting destination’ of the Caribbean

Welcome the world to what is fast becoming the “Sporting Destination” of the Caribbean - the Bahamas.

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THE FINISH LINE: DeAndre Ayton, ‘Tum Tum’ put on a show for the fans at home

We’re smack into the Thanksgiving season and although we don’t go all out and celebrate like our neighbours to the north – United States of America – do, we still should be grateful to God for giving us so much to be thankful for.

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THE FINISH LINE: Nationals show softball still alive and well in Bahamas

THE Bahamas Softball Federation’s 2016 BTC National Round Robin Championships in the Banker’s Field at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex over the weekend turned out to be one of the most competitive in quite some time.

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THE FINISH LINE: C&S Hitmen ‘were clearly the best team down the stretch’

Last week we celebrated the Johnson’s Lady Truckers, winners of the New Providence Softball Association’s 2016 ladies championship.

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THE FINISH LINE: Congrats to the Johnson’s Lady Truckers on NPSA title victory

The passing of Hurricane Matthew may have been a blessing in disguise for the New Providence Softball Association.

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THE FINISH LINE: In aftermath of the hurricane, let’s be our brother’s keeper

IT’S been just over a week since the passage of Hurricane Matthew and the Bahamas has been in a recovery mode as people try to get back to normality.

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THE FINISH LINE – The age-old question: Why can’t baseball dispute be resolved?

THE recent World Baseball Classic Qualifier was a prime example why this long-standing dispute between the Bahamas Baseball Association and the Bahamas Baseball Federation should be resolved.

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THE FINISH LINE: Kudos to National Sports Authority for ‘facelift’ at the QE Sports Centre

THE National Sports Authority has been in a transformation mode over the past few months under the leadership of chairman Lynden Maycock.

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THE FINISH LINE: Is it fair to tell bodybuilders to stay home because of a lack of funding?

It’s another same old sad commentary, this time coming from the Bahamas Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation President Joel Stubbs.

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THE FINISH LINE: ‘A snippet of some of my most memorable experiences here’

RIO de Janeiro, Brazil — Just like that, it’s down to the final two days of competition at the 2016 Olympic Games. Can’t believe that time has passed by that quickly.

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Let the games begin

Follow the Rio Olympics in The Tribune in words and pictures as ‘The Greatest Show On Earth’ runs for 17 days in Brazil.Follow the Rio Olympics in The Tribune in words and pictures as ‘The Greatest Show On Earth’ runs for 17 days in Brazil.

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THE FINISH LINE: Waltiea Rolle has a right to complain

FOR quite some time, I’ve been agitating for more recognition of our athletes and sports administrators, who deserve the accolades for a job well done.

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THE FINISH LINE: CBC U-16, Davis Cup glory makes Bahamians proud

THE Bahamas Basketball Federation must be commended for the outstanding performances of the boys and girls national teams that returned from the Caribbean Basketball Confederation’s Under-16 Tournament as champions.

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THE FINISH LINE: Last-minute push for relays to qualify for Rio ‘not sufficient’

THE Blue Marlin Track Classic on Independence Day served as the last chance for the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations to get all of its relay teams positioned to get a lane for the 2016 Olympic Games.

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THE FINISH LINE: Come out and cheer for athletes in the pool and on the track, field

This is the time of the year that all sports fanatics relish in.

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THE FINISH LINE: High expectations for our Davis Cup team to advance to Zone II

I liked what I saw at the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association’s trials for the men’s 2016 Davis Cup trials over the weekend at the National Tennis Centre as the team prepares to travel to Bolivia July 11-16.

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THE FINISH LINE: A fitting honour for veteran track and field coach Frank ‘Pancho’ Rahming

IT’s not every day that we take the time out to honour those persons who have made invaluable contributions to the growth and development of sports in our country.

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THE FINISH LINE: Get ready, set for an ‘interesting showdown’ at Nationals in June

So far, there are a number of qualifiers in the traditional events for the Olympic Games that will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in August.

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THE FINISH LINE: Miller and Gibson hit form as Olympic Games approach

The outdoor track and field season is now in full swing and the athletes are getting in high gear as they prepare for the long trek to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in August.

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THE FINISH LINE: ‘There’s no reason why we should not be fielding all teams at this level’

NOW with less than 100 days left before the start of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Bahamas Olympic Committee is vigorously trying to ensure that Team Bahamas is ready to compete.

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THE FINISH LINE: Kudos to Chris and ‘Catch the Fire’

After a two-year hiatus, Chris ‘Fireman’ Brown got back on track in hosting his second Chris Brown Bahamas Invitational at the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium over the weekend.

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THE FINISH LINE: Hats off to NPWBA champions Lady Operators

Let’s tip our hats off to the Bommer G Lady Operators.

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THE FINISH LINE: ‘We have to be proud of Buddy Buckets’ and Jonquel Jones as Draft Day nears

It’s not always that I want to focus on the performances overseas, but these are not ordinary occasions.

THE FINISH LINE: Jamaica in class of their own at CARIFTA as Bahamas faced some stiff competition

Every year around this same time, we take an retrospect of the performances of the Carifta teams representing the country.

THE FINISH LINE: Team Bahamas ‘looks solid’ and should do very well in Grenada

Following the final trials, the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations announced a 54-member team that has since being increased by a few additional athletes.

THE FINISH LINE: ‘We wish all of the boxers the very best’ on their quest for Olympic qualification

THE Amateur Boxing Association of the Bahamas made a move that was anticipated for quite some time. Two additional boxers were added to the national programme as the Strikers Boxing Club and their coach Ronn Rodgers is starting to get the recognition they deserve.

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THE FINISH LINE: Hats off to coach Mario Bowleg and CC Sweeting Cobras

It’s not how you start, nor how you get there. Most importantly, it’s how you finish.

THE FINISH LINE: A remarkable turnaround for CR Walker Knights

So the CR Walker Knights are back on top of the Government Secondary Schools Sports Association track and field chart. Under first year coach Ednal Rolle, they regained the championship title that they relinquished to the CV Bethel Stingrays two years ago.

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THE FINISH LINE: Saluting the Comets and Mystic Marlins

There’s a saying that good things come in pairs.

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THE FINISH LINE: A new twist to annual bout of February Fever

The NCAA Basketball Association is gearing up for their March Madness next month when Chavano ‘Buddy’ Hield and the Oklahoma Sooners are expected to lead the charge for a couple of Bahamian basketball players in action for their respective teams.

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THE FINISH LINE: Georgette put up a gallant effort against the world’s best golfers

WE have reached the end of the first month of 2016 and with it came the hosting of the fourth annual Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic.

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THE FINISH LINE: Let’s show our support for the 2nd Chris Brown Bahamas Invitational

SO the Bahamas Government has given the financial backing for Chris ‘Fireman’ Brown to host the second edition of his Bahamas Invitational Track Classic.

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THE FINISH LINE: First All Girls High School Basketball tourney shows there’s no lack of talent

BROTHERS Shane and Eric Gibson Jr should be commended for the effort they put forth in partnering with the Ministry of Local Government to kee the memory of their late father alive in the staging of the second annual King Eric All-For-One Family Island Regatta.

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THE FINISH LINE: Jonquel, Buddy making a name for themselves on the hardwood

As we began the new year, the focus was on a couple of Bahamians who continued to shine for their respective men’s and women’s collegiate teams in the United States of America.

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THE FINISH LINE: ‘It’s time to pull the curtain down on 2015 and usher in 2016’

It’s not how you start, nor how you get there. Most importantly, it’s how you finish.

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THE FINISH LINE: What happened to the Father Marcian Peters Invitational?

IT IS the basketball season and it’s a pity that the popular Father Marcian Peters Invitational is not a part of this year’s menu.

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THE FINISH LINE: Is national stadium only for international athletes?

So they voted in Rosamunde Carey and ousted Mike Sands as president of the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations.

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THE FINISH LINE: Kudos to ministry for hosting our first major sports awards banquet

In everything we ought to give thanks and what a more appropriate time than now as we are smacked into the Thanksgiving season.

THE FINISH LINE: Who do you think will win BAAA elections?

AFTER taking a couple weeks off to relax, it’s good to be back from vacation. But I’ve noticed that it’s still sports as usual. Nothing changed. Still the package includes a little bit of everything, including some controversy. After all, that is what sports is all about in the Bahamas.

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THE FINISH LINE: Mike Sands introduces his ‘One BAAA’ team

AFTER taking a couple weeks off to relax, it’s good to be back from vacation. But I’ve noticed that it’s still sports as usual. Nothing changed. Still the package includes a little bit of everything, including some controversy. After all, that is what sports is all about in the Bahamas.

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THE FINISH LINE: BAAA elections ‘shaping up to be an all out war’

IT’S not how you start, nor how you get there. Most importantly, it’s how you finish.

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THE FINISH LINE: ‘I’m sure we could be looking at our future international stars’ in sailing

THE Back to School Regatta in Montagu Bay over the weekend turned out to be quite an interesting exercise.

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THE FINISH LINE: Who gets the money?

It’s unusual to start this column off this way, but it was an unusual occurrence this week as we mourn the loss of two sporting legends.

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THE FINISH LINE: My top 10 memories of the 15th IAAF World Championships

IT’S not how you start, nor how you get there. Most importantly, it’s how you finish.

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THE FINISH LINE: Go 242! The Bahamas takes the spotlight at the IAAF Worlds

AS I ended last week’s column, I indicated that this week the focus of attention will be on the International Amateur Athletic Federation’s 15th World Championships.

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THE FINISH LINE: Arianna will forever be one of the shining stars in history of Bahamian swimming

Over the years, we have seen a number of top notch competitors emerge out of the swimming pool, but none has had the kind of impact as Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace.

THE FINISH LINE: ‘Independence holiday could have used some more sporting flavour’

The Bahamas’ 42nd Independence celebrations came and gone and there was very little going on.

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‘I’m not taking sides, but this picture looks a little mucky’

The Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) hosted its National Open Track and Field Championships at the Thomas A Robinson Track and Field Stadium simultaneously with the Bahamas Swimming Federation’s Royal Bank of Canada National Swimming Championships.

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THE FINISH LINE: Why do we have a new national stadium that isn’t available for our best athletes to compete?

IT’S not how you start, nor how you get there. Most importantly, it’s how you finish.

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THE FINISH LINE: Women’s basketball takes a quantum leap with title win

The Bahamas Basketball Federation has seen the resurgence of the women’s basketball programme, which took a quantum leap by winning the Caribbean Basketball Confederation Championships in Tortola, British Virgin Islands.

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THE FINISH LINE: Proper lighting needed at QE Spors Centre, Baillou Hills

The Amateur Boxing Federation of the Bahamas sent three boxers to the qualifying tournament in Tijuana, Mexico, and all three were successful in qualifying for the 17th Pan American Games by winning bronze medals.

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THE FINISH LINE: Justin following in tennis ace Mark Knowles’ footsteps

IT’S not how you start, nor how you get there. Most importantly, it’s how you finish.

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THE FINISH LINE: We certainly want to make World Relays another ‘Bahamazing’ experience for all

IT’S not how you start, nor how you get there. Most importantly, it’s how you finish.

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THE FINISH LINE: More of our elite athletes should have been selected for 2nd IAAF World Relays team

BAHAMIAN athletics saw the return of two of its premier athletes - quarter-miler Ramon Miller and triple jumper Leevan “Superman” Sands - after they were forced to sit out the entire season with injuries last year. That was some good news.

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CARIFTA: More concerted effort needed with local track coaches

I’m not sure whether the announcement that Usain Bolt is coming to town or the success at the CARIFTA Games was the biggest news this past week.

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THE FINISH LINE: Did BAAA really stick to its guns in selection of CARIFTA track team?

IT’S not how you start, nor how you get there. Most importantly, it’s how you finish.

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THE FINISH LINE: BSF taking swimming to the next level

Nobody can say that the Bahamas Swimming Federation isn’t focused on taking the sport to the next level.

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STUBBS OPINION: Kudos to the founders of MaxD Sports Academy

IT wasn’t so long ago that a bitter dispute within the Bahamas Baseball Association led to the formation of the Bahamas Baseball Federation and subsequently the operation of both Freedom Farm and the Junior Baseball League of Nassau in the eastern district of New Providence.

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STUBBS OPINION: 'Bringing the world to our backyard'

THE Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations will be bringing the world to the new Thomas A Robinson Track and Field Stadium when it hosts the inaugural IAAF World Relays May 24-25.

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BRENT STUBBS: Who will win a medal at IAAF Worlds?

As you read this, I will be en route to Moscow, Russia, with high expectations to cover the 14th IAAF World Championships in Athletics.

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BRENT STUBBS: How did BAAA get in this predicament?

WHEN the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations held its election of officers on November 7, I don’t think any of the members expected for the most prominent sporting body in the country to be going through the turmoil that it has in the past eight months.

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STUBBS OPINION: Getting swim complex ready for nationals

The Bahamas Swimming Federation is all set to host its National Swimming Championships at the Betty Kelly Kenning National Swim Complex June 20-23. And once again, the championships will be sponsored by the Royal Bank of Canada.

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STUBBS OPINION: 'Rain rain go away, sporting organisations want to play'

RAIN rain go away. Come back another day.

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BEACH SOCCER: Witness history in the making

MY only question is why have we taken so long to get to expose the world to what we have to offer with our traditional slogan of “It’s better in the Bahamas” with our sun, sand and sea - beach soccer and volleyball competition.

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OPINION: Excitement brewing for IAAF Worlds

THIS past week was quite an eventful one for sports in the Bahamas.

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STUBBS OPINION: 'We could have structured our team in a better way to combat Jamaica'

SO it was all business once again for the Jamaicans...

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STUBBS OPINION: 'There are a number of scenarios waiting to be played out'

AS WE venture into the last quarter of this year, there are a number of scenarios waiting to be played out in local sports.

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Where was the rest of Team Bahamas during celebrations for 'Golden Knights'?

THE 2012 Olympic Games is history and the celebrations for the “Golden Knights” - the men’s 4 x 400 metre relay team that won gold - are over.

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2012 Olympic: Team Bahamas lived up to the expectations...

BY NOW, you would have heard the news that the 2012 Olympic Games produced just one medal - a gold - for the 26-member Team Bahamas.

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'Make it mandatory for athletes to compete in Nationals'

THERE has been much debate about whether or not it was right for athletes to skip the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations'

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When are we going to fix this vexing problem that has existed in our society for so long?

It's the same old story every year - athletes not being able to get time off from their jobs to rep

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