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.
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.
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.
“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.
The Miami Marlins continue to solidify their position in the National League East standings with another win against the Philadelphia Phillies in the season finale between the two teams.
DOMNICK Bridgewater is having an immediate impact in his progression to France’s Nationale Masculine 2 (NM2) League. Bridgewater finished with 10 points in his regular season debut to lead Sapela Basket 13 to an 87-72 win over La Ravoire Challes Basket.
“JAZZ” Chisholm and the Miami Marlins have moved into sole possession of second place in the National League East following yesterday afternoon’s sweep in a double header over the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Miami Marlins began a pivotal seven-game homestand against the Philadelphia Phillies with their first walkoff win of the season and regained a winning record in the standings.
Bahamian junior national basketball team standout Malik Joseph is posting major numbers in his senior season and is garnering more attention on the recruiting circuit.
AS the NCAA Division I Track and Field Indoor season recommenced, several Bahamian athletes turned in nationally ranked performances in their first meets of 2020.
IN a dramatic finish, American Tommy Gainey took first place at bd Global’s Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Golf Course, Emerald Bay.
AZARO Roker and StFX X-Men scored the biggest upset of the Men’s U SPORTS college basketball season with a thrilling win over Shemarr Burrows, Jordan Wilson and the No. 2 ranked Dalhousie Tigers.
EMPOWER Sports Network (ESN) seeks to solidify its plans of establishing an exchange programme between the Bahamas and Canada for aspiring student athletes on the basketball court.
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.
One former men’s national basketball team member is looking to develop the student-athletes within his community with his new initiative. Abel Joseph’s “Bringing Ball In the Inner Community” looks to increase its exposure during the summer months and extend into a year-round programme.
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.
TRAVIS Munnings will get his first opportunity to showcase his skillset for an NBA franchise. Munnings was invited to a Pre-Draft workout for the Charlotte Hornets today at the team’s training facility in Charlotte, North Carolina.
SEVERAL Bahamian student athletes have advanced to the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships following their performances at their respective regional qualifiers.
JONQUEL Jones began the 2019-20 WNBA regular season with a double double as the Connecticut Sun won on opening night.
COLE Dubet’s senior season has been the most productive of his NCAA baseball career and the St Louis Billikens infielder was honoured by the Atlantic 10 Conference. Dubet was named an A-10 All-Conference Second Team selection for the St Louis Billikens.
THE Bahamas Basketball Federation (BBF) continues its mandate of developing the sport and was recognised by the international governing body as one of its fastest growing member federations in the region.
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 Bahamas men’s national beach soccer team were eliminated in the quarterfinal of the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championships.
DEANDRE Ayton was named one of three finalists for the 2018-19 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year Award.
JONQUEL Jones delivered another dominant performance and her hot shooting led the Connecticut Sun to a blowout win in their WNBA preseason finale.
Bahamian fighters won a pair of silver medals at the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) and the World Mixed Martial Arts Association (WMMAA) Unified the Pan-American Open Championships of Amateur MMA.
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.
THREE of the Bahamas’ top junior tennis players continue their tour of tournaments throughout the Caribbean this spring.
CHRISTIAN Wilmore continues to set new milestones for Bahamian basketball referees and continues his progression through the FIBA ranks at some of the organisation’s most prestigious events.
It was a week of commemorative achievements for two of the Bahamas’ top collegiate basketball players as the NCAA regular season enters its final week.
NATIONAL team standout Valerie Nesbitt was awarded with a postseason accolade following her first season of collegiate basketball for Chipola College.
THE 25th Annual GSSSA Track and Field Championships got underway yesterday in a return to the format with both junior schools and senior schools competing simultaneously.
THE Sunland Baptist Academy Stingers senior boys basketball team spent the beginning of their holiday vacation playing against international competition. The Stingers claimed the championship title in the second annual Deep South Christian Christmas Classic, hosted in Orlando, Florida.
THE preparation for the stakeholders, participating teams, fans, locals and visitors are complete and game day is finally here. The fourth edition of the Bahamas Bowl, a matchup between the Ohio University Bobcats and the University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers, kicks off 12:30pm today at the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium.
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.
Bowl week events continued for the fourth edition of the Bahamas Bowl as the organisers attempted to extend their community outreach and interaction between visiting players and locals. Student athletes and spirit squads from both the Ohio University Bobcats and UAB Blazers participated in community-building exercises with aspiring youth football player on Wednesday.
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.
Buddy Hield continues his efficient shooting for the Sacramento Kings. Hield scored 14 points on 6-14 shooting (2-5 from three) in the Kings’ 99-92 win over the Phoenix Suns at the Golden One Center in Sacramento, California, on Tuesday night.
THE Bahamas Bowl aims to create a festive atmosphere surrounding the game with community outreach efforts and a family atmosphere. The matchup between the Ohio University Bobcats and UAB Blazers is all set for 12:30pm Friday, December 22 at Thomas A Robinson National Stadium.
ANOTHER pair of young Bahamians will add their names to the ever-expanding list of local baseball prospects to sign pro baseball contracts. Keithron Moss and D’Vaughn Knowles, products of the International Elite Sports Academy, signed with the Texas Rangers organisation to enter their minor league system.
THE Regulators dominated the overtime period and closed the game on a 10-1 run en route to the win. Alexander Rolle outscored the Rebels all by himself in overtime when he dropped 10 of his game high 31 points.
ROOSEVELT Whylly and the Holland College Hurricanes men’s basketball programme remain nationally ranked into the winter holiday break.
LASHANN Higgs and her Texas Longhorns suffered their first loss of the season and dropped six spots in the Associated Press Top 25 poll as a result.
THE Arizona Wildcats were locked into another close game down the stretch when they turned to their freshman phenom to deliver in the clutch. DeAndre Ayton made a pair of jumpers on consecutive possessions to help the Wildcats pull away for an 88-82 win over the Alabama Crimson Tide at the McKale Center in Tuscon, Arizona, on Saturday.