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DEANDRE Ayton was named one of three finalists for the 2018-19 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year Award.
THREE of the Bahamas’ top junior tennis players continue their tour of tournaments throughout the Caribbean this spring.
Add another milestone to the list of accolades for a standout rookie season for the Phoenix Suns. Ayton was named to the NBA All-Rookie First team, just days after he was named one of three finalists for the 2018-19 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year award.
The semi-final matchups are all set following the official draw and just eight teams remain to vye for the national soccer championship in their respective divisions.
ROOSEVELT Whylly and the Holland College Hurricanes men’s basketball programme remain nationally ranked into the winter holiday break.
JONQUEL Jones delivered another dominant performance and her hot shooting led the Connecticut Sun to a blowout win in their WNBA preseason finale.
BAHAMIAN professional heavyweight boxer Amron Sands has signed with new management in an effort to capitalise on more opportunities to develop his career. Sands, 25, takes his undefeated record of 8-0 with 7KOs to Kevin Dever Sports Management.
MAVIN Saunders has decided on the destination for his final season of NCAA football. The Bimini native announced via Twitter that he is set to join the Kansas Jayhawks next fall after he announced his intention to transfer the Florida State Seminoles programme last month.
The Bahamas’ sports tourism product continues to suffer from the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic with several major events on the local calendar relocated or postponed. The latest casualties were Complete Sport Management’s Battle 4 Atlantis presented by Bad Boy Mowers and bd Global’s Islands of the Bahamas Showcase. Both events will be relocated to respective locations in the United States.
The trade rumours surrounding “Buddy” Hield have recently ramped up on social media, but the new general manager of the Sacramento Kings revealed no immediate plans to move the Bahamian shooting guard. Kings GM Monte McNair singled out “Buddy” Hield at his introductory press conference to the franchise. McNair said that Hield is an “elite shooter” and his spacing is important for the team. McNair also made it clear that he wants Sacramento to up the pace next year.
BAHAMIAN pro boxer Amron Sands had the opportunity of a lifetime - to work closely and learn from the most dominant heavyweight in boxing today. Sands participated in training camp alongside WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder as the latter prepares for his upcoming title defense next month against Tyson Fury.
AHEAD of next month’s inaugural “Don’t Blink Home Run Derby in Paradise” event organisers are hosting a two-day clinic for aspiring players. Approximately 50 participants turned out on day one of the clinic yesterday, which was hosted at the Freedom Farm Baseball Complex. Day two will be hosted at the Junior Baseball League of Nassau’s Field of Dreams from 9am to 1pm, free of charge and open to players between nine and 14 years.