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Happy Olympic anniversary Pauline Davis-Thompson

IT took her fifth and final Olympic Games in 2000 in Sydney, Australia for Pauline Davis-Thompson to ascend the podium to finally secure her elusive individual track and field medal on the world’s biggest sporting stage.

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Sprinter Anthonique Strachan posts season’s best performance in Europe

IN another season’s best performance, Bahamian sprinter Anthonique Strachan improved on her previous finish to complete her two track and field meets in Europe this weekend.

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Antoan Richardson and Giants eliminated from playoff contention

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.

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‘Jazz’ Chisholm hits homer, 2-run double

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.

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Chavano ‘Buddy’ Hield trade rumours

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.

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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Fight night: ‘Reno’ ready to shine against Munguia

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.

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Burrows and Byers off to fast start in French LNB Pro B Leaders Cup

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.

Junkanoo Jam in jeopardy: Hurricane and Eagles opt not to participate

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.

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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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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.

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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PRO basketball players tip off regular seasons in Europe

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.

St Fort looks to make the most of new club stint in Japan

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.

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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.