JASRADO “Jazz” Chisholm Jr emerged as the leading vote getter for National League second baseman after the first return of 2022 MLB All-Star ballots.
TYRONE Oliver suffered a loss in the first international bout of his young professional boxing career.
BAHAMIAN high school basketball prospect Jehu Wright is headed to a new programme in South Florida as his recruiting profile increases.
Jaime Munguia caught Tureano Johnson with a vicious uppercut that severely gashed the Bahamian middleweight’s upper lip and led to a doctor’s stoppage. Munguia retained the WBO Intercontinental title and was awarded a sixth round knockout win over Johnson in Friday night’s DAZN Boxing main event at the Fantasy Springs Resort in Indio, California.
It WAS another standout performance from Prince Strachan in the regular season finale for the John Carroll High School Golden Rams football team. The junior wide receiver finished with five catches for a game high 94 yards and one touchdown in the Rams’ 35-3 win over Sebastian River on homecoming night in Port St Lucie, Florida.
AN active weekend for Bahamian pro basketball players in their respective leagues across the globe featured several season high performances. Headlining the list was veteran forward Kadeem Coleby in the Japanese B-League. Coleby finished with 30 points and 15 rebounds - both season highs - in an 89-86 loss for his Akita Northern Happinets to Hitachi SRT. He shot 11-14 from the field and also added two blocked shots. Akita dropped to 6-4 on the season, sixth place in the Eastern Conference.
The Bahamas Basketball Federation received its first funding to secure travel to the FIBA AmeriCup 2022 Qualifiers but federation president Mario Bowleg said the efforts may be hollow if the team is unable to adequately prepare for competition.
FOLLOWING the completion of the 2020 Major League Baseball season, the pair of Kristian Robinson and Jasrado “Jazz” Chisholm each achieved their highest rankings to date in the MLB Pipeline top 100.
JONQUEL Jones and her juggernaut UMMC Ekaterinburg Foxes club continue to dominate the Russian Premier League.
THE NCAA Division I basketball season tips off on November 25 and several Bahamians - whether on the court as players or on the sidelines as members of the coaching staff - are prominently featured in top 25 rankings from various media outlets.
AFTER a strong preseason, Dwight Coleby made his 2020 debut in the Turkey Basketball League.
KADEEM Coleby, Mark St Fort and Travis Munnings were several of the top performers among Bahamian basketball players active in their respective programmes over the weekend.
Chavano “Buddy” Hield was honoured by the programme where he concluded his high school career, a place vital on his journey toward NBA stardom and a place he calls his second home.
SHAUNAE Miller-Uibo has been vocal about her displeasure with the decision in Salwa Eid Naser’s whereabouts case – which cleared the Bahraini sprinter of any wrongdoing and now other icons in the sport have joined the growing chorus of scepticism.
WOMAN Candidate Master (WCM) Daijah Johnson concluded her historic run at the International School Sports Federation’s (ISF) Virtual World Schools Championship against a field that comprised some of the top players across the globe.
SHAQUILLO Fritz made his professional debut for Hero Jairis in Spain’s Liga Espanola de Baloncesto (LEB Silver).
One week away from fight night, Tureano Johnson and Jaime Munguia have different motivations headed into their bout, but both look to ascend the rankings in the middleweight division.
ADAM Johnson is continuing to post standout numbers in his rookie season of professional basketball.
THE Miami Hurricanes coaching staff is optimistic on the potential of true freshman defensive lineman Elijah Roberts.
MAJOR League Baseball produced its first Top 30 Prospects for each franchise of the offseason and several Bahamian players were listed for their respective clubs. Kristian Robinson continues to head the list as the No.1 prospect of the Arizona Diamondbacks while Jazz Chisholm remains the No. 4 prospect of the Miami Marlins.
JAZZ Chisholm’s historic 2020 season had several milestones and one primary lesson learned which he hopes will set the stage for a long career in Major League Baseball. “Trust your routine, 100 percent your routine. Everything has to do with what you do every day because your body reacts to what you do every day, so I learned that very quickly,” Chisholm said on the MLB Pipeline Podcast with Jonathan Mayo.
Shaunae Miller-Uibo may have been the athlete most impacted by Salwa Eid Naser’s doping rule violation and the Bahamian athletics icon spoke publicly to express her views on the controversial decision.
BAHAMIAN heavyweight boxer Sherman “Tank” Williams has transitioned to the sidelines for the first time in his storied career and became the head trainer for Sarah Mahfoud as she chases titles in women’s boxing. Mahfoud (10-0), the current IBF featherweight title holder, is set to face Amanda Serrano (38-1-1) on December 11 in Las Vegas, Nevada with Williams in her corner for the second consecutive fight.
IT was an active weekend for Bahamian basketball across pro leagues in Asia and Europe as several players made their season debuts and others had season-high performances.
EUGENE Stuart is on the move to a new country and a new club in the second season of his pro volleyball career.
Another major event on The Bahamas’ sports tourism calendar has been cancelled due to the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.
ANDRE Arthur became the latest Bahamian prospect to join the Miami Marlins farm system.
KINO Burrows and the FOS Provence Basket Byers continue the French LNB Pro B Leaders Cup as they continue their preparation for the 2020-21 season.
EVAN Sweeting has delivered a series of impressive performances to boost his stock ahead of his collegiate baseball recruitment.
THE surprising run for the Miami Marlins continued into the postseason as they now stand one win away from the National League Divisional Series. The No.6 seeded Marlins took game one of the Wild Card series on the road with a 5-1 win over the No. 3 seed Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.
THE Bahamas made history by becoming the newest member of the International School Sports Federation.
TRAVIS Munnings made his preseason debut in Portugal with Oliveirense Basquetebol. The team is 4-1 in their preseason games, and Munnings has been a catalyst of the offence. Munnings finished with 16 points, seven rebounds and four assists in the exhibition opener, an 84-76 win over AD Ovarense. He followed with 10 points and four rebounds in another win over AD Ovarense, 77-71.
In a tale of two teams, Jasrado “Jazz” Chisholm and the young Miami Marlins’ playoff race will begin in the MLB Wild Card Round against the Chicago Cubs’ battle-tested group of veterans. The Marlins (No.6) will go on the road to face the Cubs (No.3) in game one of the series 2pm Wednesday at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The game will be broadcast live on ABC. Game two is set for Thursday (time to be announced) and if necessary, game three will be hosted Friday (time to be announced), both aired on ESPN/TBS.
Back in February, Jasrado “Jazz” Chisholm spoke candidly at Miami Marlins’ Fanfest on his team’s probability to earn a playoff spot and become a contender in the National League. The rookie’s brash projection came to fruition sooner than most expected as the Marlins clinched a berth in the Major League Baseball playoffs for the first time since 2003. The Marlins finished 31-29, the franchise’s first winning season since 2009, and clinched the No.6 seed in the National League.They will go on the road to face the No.3 seed and National League Central Division champion Chicago Cubs in the Wild Card Round. The best-of-three wild card series begins on Wednesday night at Wrigley Field.
A surprising season came to an end for Antoan Richardson and the San Francisco Giants as they were eliminated from playoff contention on the final day of the regular season. The Giants suffered a heartbreaking 5-4 loss to the San Diego Padres yesterday in the series finale at Oracle Park in San Francisco, California.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IN a dramatic finish, American Tommy Gainey took first place at bd Global’s Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Golf Course, Emerald Bay.