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Patrick Ewing and Hoyas rout DeMarco and Bahamas 91-61

The Georgetown Hoyas were just a little too much for the under-sized Bahamas men’s national basketball team to handle. And it wasn’t any easier for the New Providence Basketball Association Select team as they got clobbered 135-60 by Memphis State Tigers.

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Undefeated Amron to square off with Hawkins

AMRON Sands, the Bahamian heavyweight contender now under new management, will return to the boxing ring on Friday, August 23 when he takes on American southpaw Thomas Hawkins at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC Auditorium in Tampa, Florida.

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Mike Sands making presence felt as the new NACAC president

ALTHOUGH he won’t take office until after the International Amateur Athletic Federation’s Congress in Doha, Qatar next month, Mike Sands is making his presence felt as the new president of the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association.

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Jones’ double double helps Sun defeat Mercury 78-71

PHOENIX (AP) — Jonquel Jones finished with 12 points and 14 rebounds, Jasmine Thomas scored 18 and the Connecticut Sun held off the short-handed Phoenix Mercury 78-71 on Wednesday night after giving up almost all of a 20-point lead.

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THE PRESS BOX: Cowboys rookie RB Tony Pollard ‘turning heads early’

WHILE Ezekiel Elliott continues to hold out, all while Dak Prescott’s alleged contract demands are downright ludicrous, and Amari Cooper continues to hobble around on an injured heel, Cowboys fans have rookie RB Tony Pollard to take our minds off the aforementioned Elliot, Prescott, Cooper drama in Dallas.

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Clarke eases into doubles finals, singles semi-finals in ITF Under-18 Tournament

SYDNEY Clarke eased her way into the girls’ doubles finals and singles semi-finals in the International Tennis Federation’s Under-18 Tournament yesterday in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

‘I really got along with the staff and players’

CHRIS DeMarco has some big plans for the Bahamas men’s national basketball team. It may not come overnight, but he considers it a work in progress with the potential of talent available at his disposal.

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Caribbean Tip-Off Showcase back for 2nd straight year

THE Bahamas Basketball Federation is bringing the Caribbean Tip-Off Basketball Showcase back for its second consecutive year. And when the event is held from November 1-3, the Bahamas will feature two All-Star teams instead of the local school teams.

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DeMarco and Bahamas earn 63-57 win over Red Raiders

Chris DeMarco got the first victory under his belt with the men’s national basketball team by pulling off a 63-57 decision over the Texas Tech Red Raiders at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium last night.

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Patrick Ewing, Bowers dare Bahamian youth to ‘dream big’

STEPHANIE Bowers, United States chargé d’affaires, witnessed the power of sports to inspire young people at the Kendal Isaacs gym in Nassau. The renowned Georgetown University Hoyas men’s basketball team and their coach Patrick Ewing are in Nassau until August 17 for a week-long summer training camp, which included a basketball clinic with dozens of Bahamian youth.

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'Hooping by the Park' awards

ORGANISER Jabari Wilmott turned the second annual ‘Hooping by the Park’ basketball tournament into a tremendous success. The five-day event was held over the Emancipation holiday weekend at the Freedom Park in Fox Hill.Behind the most valuable player

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Burrows and Bridgewater hope to face off in France

A YEAR ago, Jaraun ‘Kino’ Burrows helped to pave the way for talented, young point guard Dominick ‘Nardo’ Bridgewater to ink a professional contract right out of high school.This year, they hope to eventually play against each other as Burrows has mo

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Stuart to make debut on pro volleyball circuit in Finland

From the collegiate ranks, Eugene Stuart said he’s excited about his journey to Joensuu, Finland, where he’s preparing to make his debut as the third Bahamian to play on the professional volleyball circuit. Over the weekend, he left for Joensuu and

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RBDF officers and marines clash on court

A cross-section of officers and marines from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force took time away from their stressful duties to exert some energy and experience bonding through friendly competition in the form of an inter-rate and rank basketball tourname

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20-member team named for CARIFTA Triathlon, Aquathlon

THE Bahamas Triathlon Association has named a 20-member team that will represent the Bahamas at the third Carifta Triathlon and Aquathlon this weekend in Kingston, Jamaica. The team, made up of competitors from New Providence and Grand Bahama, will