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.
KINO Burrows and the FOS Provence Basket Byers are off to a fast start in the French LNB Pro B Leaders Cup as they continue their preparation for the 2020-21 season. The Byers are 2-0 in the Cup with their latest win against a LNB Pro A (Jeep Elite) side. Burrows finished with 15 points, 11 rebounds and three assists in an 81-65 win over Etan Chalon. The Byers began the Leaders Cup with a 76-59 victory over the Antibes Sharks. Burrows finished with 21 points.
After weeks of speculation, Tureano “Reno” Johnson got the fight he lobbied for on his journey to the top of the middleweight division. Johnson will take on former WBO super welterweight champion Jaime Munguia at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, on October 30.
NCAA Division I college basketball will return in late November, but another event on the country’s sports tourism calendar is in jeopardy. According to a report by CBS Sports college basketball insider Jon Rothstein, the Boston College Eagles and Tulsa Golden Hurricane have opted not participate in the 2020 Junkanoo Jam.
MARK St Fort looks to make the most of what could be a limited tenure with his new club in Japan. St Fort recently said the deal with SeaHorses Mikawa of the Japanese B-League was an unexpected opportunity due to restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on import players.
PRO basketball leagues across Europe have tipped off their regular seasons and several Bahamian players were active in their respective teams’ debut. Both Domnick Bridgewater and Kentwan Smith got off to winning starts in France’s Nationale Masculine 2 (NM2) League. Bridgewater led Sapela Basket 13 to an early 2-0 record and recorded another double double.He finished with 19 points and 10 assists in a 90-74 win over Le Cannet Cote d’Azur Basket.
“Jazz” Chisholm and the Miami Marlins head into the final week of the Major League Baseball regular season in playoff contention. Despite a 15-0 loss to the Washington Nationals last night in the series finale at Marlins Park, the Marlins went 9-6 over the course of their 15-game homestand which began September 10. Miami won game one of yesterday’s double header 2-1.
BAHAMIAN national team player Mark St Fort has progressed to the highest level of basketball in Japan for the upcoming 2020-21 season. St Fort recently agreed to a deal with SeaHorses Mikawa of the Japanese B-League. He spent last season in the country’s third division, the B3-League with the Saitama Broncos, where he averaged 17.9 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. The B3-League has eleven teams made up of de facto semi-professional teams.
MAJOR League Baseball’s regular season is near its conclusion and with just weeks left to play to decide playoff positioning, both Bahamians in the big leagues could appear in the postseason. Both Jazz Chisholm’s Miami Marlins and Antoan Richardson’s San Francisco Giants are currently in line to earn playoff berths in the MLB’s new 16-team playoff format.
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.