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STATESIDE: Short-term gains can lead to long-term problems

THERE’S an old saying: what goes around, comes around. It means that if you do something today, there may well be consequences down the road. You may be well pleased now with the results of what you did, but in the future, maybe you won’t be so happy.

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STATESIDE: Has anyone out there got an answer?

IF YOU’RE Joe Biden you really need a tough skin and determination in the face of daunting adversity these days. The American President seems beset with intractable problems, insoluble divisions in his own party and economic and political trends that do not bode well for a rise anytime soon in his slumping popularity.

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Bahamas Bowl

MIDDLE Tennessee (6-6, Conference USA), vs. Toledo (7-5, Mid-American Conference), December 17, noon ET

NAUGHTY’S NFL PICKS - WEEK 9

LAST WEEK: 8-7 SEASON: 86-36

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The Press Box column: Michael Strachan

THE Bahamas’ very own Michael Strachan, the talented rookie wide receiver with the Indianapolis Colts, is making waves and turning heads in Colts training camp.

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Mavin Saunders scores touchdown for Black Demons in 46-38 win

MAVIN Saunders returned to the gridiron and was a pivotal force behind his club’s playoff berth in Spain’s LNFA Serie A, the second-tier division of American football in the country.

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Fenton in second straight Super Bowl

IT’S very rare that a professional athlete gets to play for two consecutive titles in any sport in the same state that he was born in.

NAUGHTY’S NFL PICKS WEEK 5

Every so often there’s a week that just goes absolutely haywire, last week was exactly that kind of week for me, the Cowboys won but we lost our QB Dak Prescott for the year and my NFL Picks took a hit also leaving me a robust 7-7 for the week stuck at .500.

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THE PRESS BOX: All quiet about the Cowboys

Mum’s the word on my Cowboys, we are in a bad state right now. In fact if the Cowboys were a horse they would have to be put down humanely, to put their fans out of their suffering. Now back to mum’s the word!

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STATESIDE: How tweet it is - Trump’s favourite platform points out a few facts

Something happened this week that might turn out to be pretty significant to the way the American election turns out in now less than six months. On Tuesday, Twitter decided to fact-check the President of the United States.

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THE PRESS BOX: My Cowboys’ gamble pays off, and they ‘steal again’

THIS week saw the Dallas Cowboys see their gamble pay off and the team get away with larceny, yet again.

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THE PRESS BOX: In COVID-19 pandemic, ‘Thank god for game replays on YouTube’

AS we continue to get through the COVID-19 pandemic, and things slowly return to normalcy, pro sports continue to remain sidelined, leaving sports fans with nothing of substance to fill the sports void.

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THE PRESS BOX: My Cowboys crushed NFL virtual draft

THE 2020 NFL Draft has come and gone, and my Dallas Cowboys crushed it!

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STATESIDE: Just the ticket - Biden and Klobuchar?

For a several weeks now the US has been floundering in its response to the coronavirus pandemic. Initially, the American administration, and especially President Donald Trump, downplayed the health danger of the virus. As a result the US found itself underprepared and potentially overwhelmed once the virus truly turned its attention to America.

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STATESIDE: Biden scares Trump and he may be right to do so

With everything that’s going on in Washington DC these days, a couple of old aphorisms come to mind. The first one is “where there’s smoke, there’s fire”. Right now, there is so much smoke billowing around Donald Trump’s presidency that it almost obscures the tragic conflagration that is engulfing Australia and its climate-denying prime minister. Literally every day, something new emerges about Trump’s efforts to cheat his way to another term in office.

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STATESIDE: The dangerous dance of President and the Pulpit

Before he was elected President in 2016, there was no real evidence that Donald Trump concerned himself with social conservative issues like abortion. He was a registered Democrat for many years and, like wealthy people in democracies in many countries including The Bahamas, he contributed generously to all major political parties.

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STATESIDE: We’ve read this script before - now for Bush read Trump

As Americans awoke on New Year’s Day, their thoughts may have initially been of a reflective nature, contemplating the end of one astonishing decade in their recent history and legitimately wondering what the next ten years might bring to top the tumult and turmoil to which they have unfortunately become accustomed.

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STATESIDE: Pardoning a disgraced Seal - cynical or genius?

Thanksgiving morning in the United States has for the past 30 years been preceded by the charming ritual of the American President “pardoning” a couple of fat, healthy turkeys from becoming someone’s holiday feast. The president, with his wife at his side, usually pats one of the turkeys, cracks a joke or two, and the photo op is over.

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STATESIDE: Just another year - or was it?

1973 was an interesting year, one that enjoys particular relevance in a number of different ways as we begin to anticipate Christmas and the end of the year of Dorian. Here are some highlights:

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THE PRESS BOX: COWBOYS CAN’T GET TRICKED THIS HALLOWEEN WEEKEND!

BEWARE, it’s Halloween weekend, anything can happen. The Dallas Cowboys, who are presently 3-0 in their division - the NFC East - and looking to improve to 4-0 in the division with a season series sweep of the New York Giants on Monday, on Monday Night Football.