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Brent Stubbs

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Bahamas ‘testing ground for first ever Babe Ruth Caribbean Championships’

TAKING full advantage of his new role in office, Caribbean Commissioner Greg Burrows Sr is working on bringing the regional Babe Ruth Baseball Tournament to the Bahamas.

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When can we resume sporting activities?

While they have seen the return of sports around the world, with and without fans in most cases, local sporting bodies are trying to find out exactly when they can resume their activities.

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Equestrian Bahamas growing vibrantly by leaps and bounds

SINCE the formation of the Equestrian Bahamas after the defunct of the BANEF, president Catherine Ramsingh-Pierre and her executive team have been working arduously to make the sport one of the more vibrant ones in the country.

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Dominic Demeritte ‘humbled’ by new post

DOMINIC Demeritte, the last athlete to win the International Amateur Athletic Federation’s World Indoor Championships’ 200 metres, is now the latest Bahamian to enter the track and field coaching ranks at an American college - a role he relishes with enthusiasm. Last week, Jayme Pendergast, the director of athletics at Life University, announced the appointment of the 1995 St John’s College graduate to the position of leader of the men’s cross country and men’s track and field programme in Marietta, Georgia.

Diamond Basketball to resume Saturday training session for girls

AFTER the summer camp was called off because of the coronavirus pandemic, Terrance ‘Red Eye’ McSweeney and his Diamond Basketball Development will resume a Saturday training session for girls in honour of the late Jonique ‘Mini’ Webb. Starting on Saturday and continuing through Saturday, December 10 at the Hope Center, under the theme: “Missed, but not forgotten,” McSweeney said he will conduct free lessons for female basketball players in the private and public schools between the ages of 5-11 years between the hours of 9am and noon.

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Sprinter Strachan 9th in 100m at 40th Golden Gala

DESPITE her season’s best for ninth place as her Jamaican training partner Elaine Thomson-Herah posted a world-leading time, Bahamian sprinter Anthonique Strachan said she was pleased with her 2020 debut in Europe in the COVID-19 atmosphere. At the 40th edition of the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea, the Italian leg of the Wanda Diamond League, which took place in the Olympic Stadium in Rome on Thursday, Strachan finished in a dead heat in the women’s 100 metres in a season’s best of 11.42 seconds, the same time as eighth place finisher Marije Van Hunenstijn of the Netherlands.

Sam Rodgers Sr returned unopposed as BBA president

SAM Rodgers Sr was returned unopposed as the president of the Bahamas Baseball Association. At the end of the nomination period on Friday at 5pm, Rodgers Sr went in by acclamation and was joined by his entire slate of officers, who all were not opposed.

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BOC calling for commission to assist local student-athletes

WITH the way the landscape of sports is shaping up around the world in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Bahamas Olympic Committee president Romell Knowles is calling for the formation of a commission to assist local student-athletes. When the BOC hosts their next board meting next week, Knowles is expected to introduce a proposal for the country’s top sporting organisation to provide $10,000 to assist with the administration of the commission, once it is formed.

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Tokyo Olympics ‘full steam ahead’

Although they got delayed until next year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bahamas Olympic Committee President Romell Knowles said they are now surging full steam ahead for the 2020 Olympic Games.

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Raw Talent: ‘Kino’ Burrows helping young players

ALTHOUGH he’s still competing at a high level in France, professional basketball player Jaraun “Kino” Burrows is doing his part to assist as many young players to realise their dreams of playing in Europe. Through his Raw Talent Group, which he formed in the summer of 2018, Burrows has been able to assist a number of players, including Dominick ‘Nado’ Bridgewater, Kenny Isnord, Adam Johnson and Briontae Riley to achieve their dreams.

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Valicia Demeritte holding court

Regarded as one of the top young female basketball players in the country, Valicia Demeritte is holding court as a small forward for the Coker University Cobras in Hartsville, South Carolina. The 20-year-old former player for the Kingsway Academy Saints left the Bahamas in grade nine in 2015 to enroll at the Potters House Christian Academy in Jacksonville, Florida, where she played for the Lion’s basketball, volleyball and track teams, earning the most improved player award and was a four-time SIAA State champion.

Adam Johnson goes pro in France

IT has been a long and tedious journey with so many disappointments for Adam Johnson. But through Jaraun ‘Kino’ Burrows’ Raw Talent programme, Adam Johnson is now playing professional basketball in France. He has signed with Fos Provence Basket Club where he’s developing through their No.5 team, but according to Burrows, they anticipate that the 6-foot, 6-inch forward will get the chance to advance through the ranks very quickly.

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Former baseball player Asa Ferguson dies at 83

ASA Ferguson, a former baseball player who became involved in the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations making great personal sacrifices, including mortgaging his home to sustain the sport financially, died on Saturday.

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Vlasov and Beaumont pull off emotional win

It was a great weekend for Bahamian Ana Camille ‘Millie’ Vlasov and her horse, Beaumont, at the Jumping du Golfe St Tropez Hubside 1* Equestrian competition in St Tropez, France. Vlasov, the lone Bahamian in action, competed in three classes against competitors from France, Spain, Turkey, Italy, Chile, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Brazil, Ireland, Israel, Portugal, Switzerland, Sweden and the United Kingdom and was successful, winning all three of her races.

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Briontae Riley to play pro in France

FROM the time she picked up a basketball under the supervision of coach Varel Davis at CH Reeves Junior High School, Briontae Riley knew that she was going to be something special. Thanks to Bahamian Jaraun ‘Kino’ Burrows and his Raw Talent organisation, the versatile multi-talented Riley is heading to Grans, France, to play professionally for the Basket Club Gransois.

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High jumper Donald Thomas eager to resume season next year

EVEN as a late bloomer in the sport, Grand Bahamian Donald Thomas has surged on top of the Bahamian chart as a high jumper, having won every medal possible except for the Olympic Games.

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Tennis coach John Farrington continuing his career

TENNIS is back and so is Bahamian John Farrington as he takes advantage of the opportunity to continue his coaching career with a number of players on the international scene.

Triple jump legend Willie Banks visits Nassau

VETERAN long-triple jump coach Peter Pratt said he was delighted to renew his relationship with former American world record holder Willie Banks.

New NACAC office now open

Following the handing over of the baton from immediate past president Victor Lopez to newly elected president Mike Sands, the new North American, Central American and Caribbean office is now open.

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Lord Coe to open NACAC office in New Providence

Following the successful hosting of the first three editions of the International Amateur Athletic Federation’s World Relays, World Athletics’ President Lord Sebastian Coe said he’s delighted to be back to launch the opening of the North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) office.

After surgery, Serena Brown expects to make impact with Hawkeyes in Big 10

SHE has been out of action for the past year, recuperating from surgery to repair her rotator cuff. But now Serena Brown has settled in at the University of Iowa where she expects to make an impact in the Big 10 Conference for the Hawkeyes, making the switch from the Texas A&M Aggies and the Southeastern Conference.

Lopez: NACAC in ‘great hands’ with Sands

AS he passes the baton on to Mike Sands, immediate past president of the North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC), Victor Lopez said the organisation is in good hands.

NPBA ELECTIONS: ‘We couldn’t proceed with the meeting’

EUGENE Horton will have to hold onto the presidency of the New Providence Basketball Association a little longer than he had anticipated.

Williams prevails by unanimous decision

After losing his last fight by a split decision in the United States, Rashield Williams went to the Dominican Republic where he took his frustration out on his opponent in the third fight of his professional career with a four-round unanimous decision on Saturday night.

North and Central Andros in win column

THE North and Central Andros team finally snapped the Temple Christian Academy Suns’ three-year reign as champions of the Frank ‘Pancho’ Rahming National Primary Schools Track and Field Championships.

NPSA: Wildcats, Truckers win season openers

BOTH the new look Sunshine Auto Wildcats and the Commando Security Truckers picked up where they left off last year, winning the season opening games in the New Providence Softball Association 2019 season.

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Wilson in tie for fourth place at 10th Shanghai Grand Prix

HIGH jumper Jamal Wilson, tied with two others for fourth place, was the only Bahamian to compete at the 10th Shanghai Grand Prix track and field meet after injuries to fellow competitor Donald Thomas and quartermiler Steven Gardiner kept them both out of action.

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Nationals: Top tennis players secure their berths in finals

It will be a rematch between the Newman brothers in the men’s final of the Giorgio Baldacci National Open, while former Fed Cuppers Kerrie Cartwright and Danielle Thompson will meet in the ladies’ draw. The players all secured their berths in the semi-finals of the main draw of the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association’s weeklong tournament at the National Tennis Centre yesterday.

Wells’ ruling on PM Thunderbird ‘bittersweet’ in sailing community

The Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources’ decision to allow the Aliv PM Thunderbird to sail in the second annual Best-of-the-Best Regatta has drawn more conversation, not just about the A class boat’s participation over the weekend in Montagu Bay, but in future regattas.

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Newman brothers in Giorgio Baldacci Open

When the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association’s Annual Giorgio Baldacci Open is held next week, brothers Baker and Spencer Newman are looking to return and put on a show. The tournament is scheduled to begin on Monday and conclude on Saturday with the top men and women tennis players participating in singles and doubles. The BLTA intends to use the tournament as the trials for the men’s Davis Cup team and the ladies’ Fed Cup team.

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Best-of-the-Best Regatta ‘an overwhelming success’

Despite the controversy that highlighted the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources’ Best of the Best Regatta, Minister Renward Wells said the four-day event over the weekend lived up to its expectations in Montagu Bay.

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Simonet getting back to his roots

MAHERSHAL Simonet, a professional basketball player of Bahamian descent who has played in a number of countries overseas, is in town to get acquainted with his roots.

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Bul Reg Regatta to hit Exuma on New Year’s Day

WITH the completion of the second annual Best of the Best Regatta, the focus of attention switches to Exuma for the Bul Reg New Year’s Day Regatta.

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Boilermakers’ Charlton, Cox open indoor season in fast lane

The Bahamian hurdle and sprint duo of Devynne Charlton and Carmiesha Cox kicked off their Purdue Boilermakers indoor season on Saturday as they competed in the 2017 Hoosier Open at the Gladstein Fieldhouse at Indiana University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Roadrunners Track & Field Club’s 18th annual gala awards banquet

FOR the 18th consecutive year, president/head coach Dexter Bodie and his executive team took the time out to honour the accomplishments of their Roadrunners Track and Field Club at their gala awards banquet.

New sailing champions crowned in Best-of-the-Best Regatta

The Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources’ second annual Best-of-the-Best Regatta concluded yesterday in Montagu Bay with three new champions crowned.

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'Fireman' postpones meet until next April

INSTEAD of going to Grand Bahama, Chris 'Fireman' Brown has decided to holf off his initial Invitational Track and Field Classic and is now expected to stage it at the new Thomas A Robinson Stadium next year.

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SPORTS IN BRIEF

VOLLEYBALL NPVA POSTSEASON PLAY THE New Providence Volleyball Association has announced that on Wednesday night at the DW Davis Gymnasium, the Saints and the Crusaders will play a sudden death game to determine who will get fourth place in the men's pl

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FEDERATION SIGNS ANTI-DOPING DEAL

THE Bahamas Anti-Doping Commission and the Bahamas Cycling Federation on Friday, December 30, signed a historic agreement. The BADC, established via the Bahamas Anti-Doping In Sports Act of 2009, recognizes the various national federations in the countr

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RATTLERS RETAKE CLASSIC TROPHY

By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net WITH the key big men on both teams fouled out, the CI Gibson Rattlers got a 1-2 punch from Lamont Armaly and Kristen Francis to win the Providence Holiday Basketball Classic for the first ti

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U-17 girls secure berth in CONCACAF Championships

By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net A lone goal from Keisha McCartney was all the Bahamas Football Association's under-17 girls national team needed to secure their berth in the Confederation of North, Central American and Car

QC Comets blast Giants 28-1

GAMETIME: The Queen's College Comets' junior girls blasted the visiting St John's Giants 28-1 at QC as Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools continued its regular season on Wednesday. Shown are some of the game's highlights.

BAAA 2011 AWARDS NOMINATIONS

The Basil Neymour Most Outstanding Junior Male Track Athlete Of The Year Delano Davis 2011 CARIFTA Games U17 100m Gold medallist 2011 CARIFTA Games U17 200m Bronze medallist 2011 IAAF World Youth 100m Semifinalist O'Jay Ferguson Hig

STAGE SET FOR MORE COMPETITIVE CATHOLIC PRIMARY POSTSEASON

By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net THE stage has been set for the Catholic Diocesan Primary Schools' Basketball League postseason. The sudden death playoffs, scheduled for Monday at Loyola Hall on Gladstone Road, will be play

STAGE SET FOR MORE COMPETITIVE CATHOLIC PRIMARY POSTSEASON

By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net THE stage has been set for the Catholic Diocesan Primary Schools' Basketball League postseason. The sudden death playoffs, scheduled for Monday at Loyola Hall on Gladstone Road, will be play

Bria settles for University of Nebraska scholarship

By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net She had a choice between three top division one collegiate programmes in the United States, but Bria Deveaux decided to settle for an athletic scholarship to swim for the University of Nebra

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BASKETBALL NPBA SCHEDULE THE New Providence Basketball Association is scheduled to continue its regular season with the following games at CI Gibson Gym: Friday 7:30pm - RBDF Mariners vs Commonwealth Bank Giants 8:30pm - Phil's Rockets vs COB Caribs Satur

sports inbrief

BASKETBALL NPBA SCHEDULE THE New Providence Basketball Association is scheduled to continue its regular season with the following games at CI Gibson Gym: Friday 7:30pm - RBDF Mariners vs Commonwealth Bank Giants 8:30pm - Phil's Rockets vs COB Caribs Satur

QC Comets blast Giants 28-1

GAMETIME: The Queen's College Comets' junior girls blasted the visiting St John's Giants 28-1 at QC as Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools continued its regular season on Wednesday. Shown are some of the game's highlights.

sports inbrief

BASKETBALL NPBA SCHEDULE THE New Providence Basketball Association is scheduled to continue its regular season with the following games at CI Gibson Gym: Friday 7:30pm - RBDF Mariners vs Commonwealth Bank Giants 8:30pm - Phil's Rockets vs COB Caribs Satur

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