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LONDON — A mural by the artist Banksy satirising racism has been removed by the governing council of a British town where the anti-immigration UK Independence Party hopes to win its first parliamentary seat — after a complaint that the painting itself was “offensive and racist.”

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‘I didn’t anticipate that’ as Hefley throws ten TDs

NOT even new Presbyterian football coach Kevin Kelley expected the record-setting offensive fireworks from his team and quarterback Ren Hefley on Saturday.

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Bahamian football players receive offers from colleges

A PAIR of Bahamian football players have garnered collegiate offers following successful seasons at one of the newest rising prep programmes in South Florida.

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Look for a Super Bowl rematch in Indianapolis

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer GET ready for the rematch. The Super Bowl rematch, not the Harbaugh coaching family reunion. For a Super Bowl redux to happen, the New York Giants will need another huge road win, this time at San Francisco. And whe

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Bahamas tops Turks & Caicos 24-7, into Zone 1

ALTHOUGH they won 24-7, manager John Gates said he expected the men’s national rugby team to perform much better offensively against the Turks and Caicos Islands.

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Cartwright makes Trojans switch

BAHAMIAN collegiate football player, Michael Cartwright, officially announced his intention to transfer and join the Virginia State University Trojans football programme.

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Christie 'regrets' offensive hand gesture

PRIME Minister Perry Christie has expressed "regret" for sticking up his middle finger at a Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) event earlier this week, saying in hindsight he would not have made the offensive gesture.

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Alex Cooper signed by Bengals as an undrafted free agent

ALEX Cooper didn’t hear his name called during the three days of the NFL Draft, but the Eleuthera native didn’t have to wait very long after to learn of his new opportunity to make an NFL roster.

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NCAA Football: Ferguson, Lowe in win column

CHRIS Ferguson and Elijah Lowe reclaimed spots in the win column with their teams this week in NCAA Division I Football.Ferguson shifted to left tackle on the offensive line and the Bearcats won 35-13 over the Miami of Ohio Redhawks.Ferguson sported

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Jones and Sun in win column

Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller said he hopes the recent performances from Jonquel Jones means the All-Star forward has turned the corner and overcome her late start to the season.Jones finished with eight points, five rebounds, two assists an

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Alex Cooper works out for NFL on Cougars’ pro day

BAHAMIAN offensive lineman Alex Cooper prepares for the next step on his football journey following his career with the Houston Cougars.

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PM’s finger flip not offensive enough

SOCIAL media sites literally went viral the day after Prime Minister, The Rt Honourable Perry Christie, put up his middle finger while addressing a rally in Fox Hill on Monday.

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Charles Bain posts season high scoring effort

CHARLES Bain posted a season high scoring effort to lead his Robert Morris Colonials to a fifth straight win in the Northeastern Conference. Bain finished with 16 points in the Colonials’ 61-58 win on the road over Sacred Heart. The junior forward

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THE PRESS BOX: All eyes will be on Bears' QB Trubisky

As we edge closer to real football, and the start of the NFL season, we continue our division by division camp preview. This week we take a look at the NFC NORTH. • CHICAGO BEARS Training camp report dates: rookies (July 19) and veterans (July 26

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Michigan beats No. 8 Gonzaga 82-64 to win Atlantis title

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Isaiah Livers scored 21 points and Michigan again overwhelmed a highly ranked opponent with its flowing offense to beat No. 8 Gonzaga 82-64 on Friday in the championship game of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

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Knowles-Tener, Cartwright make NCAA Division II debuts

LINEMEN playing on opposite sides of the ball made their respective debuts on the gridiron in NCAA Division II football.

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Demetrius leads Hurricanes to first championship title

By RENALDO DORSETT Sports Reporter rdorsett@tribunemedia.net Sparked by a group of players from the Bahamas led by dynamic and versatile playmaker Demetrius Ferguson, the 2011 Holland College Hurricanes have returned football to prominence in Prince Edwa

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‘Buddy’ Hield books his best offensive game of the season

CHAVANO “Buddy” Hield broke out of a shooting slump for his best offensive game of the season, but the Sacramento Kings squandered a late lead to lose their sixth game in their last eight appearances.

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Oldtimers softball heats up

THE New Providence Oldtimers Softball Association continued its regular season with a series of games in the Archdeacon William Thompson Softball Park at the Southern Recreation Grounds over the weekend.