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Brent Stubbs

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Joanna Evans ends up 3rd overall

With a first and second place finish in the women’s 400 and 200 metre freestyle races respectively in her regional competition in San Antonio, Texas, Grand Bahamian Joanna Evans placed third overall in both events at the US Open Swimming Championships.

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BLTA hosts successful International Tennis Federation National School Officiating Course

AMIDST the loosening of the COVID-19 restrictions, the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association hosted a successful International Tennis Federation’s National School Officiating Course at the National Tennis Centre over the weekend.

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Mikhail McLean making impact as assistant director of player development

AFTER suffering an injury, Bahamian basketball player Mikhail McLean thought his career was over.

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Derrick Atkins named head women’s track and field coach

Men’s national 100 metre record holder Derrick Atkins, who still holds the distinction of being the only Bahamian to win a male sprint medal at the World Championships, has been named the new head women’s coach of the Trailblazers’ track and field club at Dixie State University in Utah.

In Japan, Mark St Fort wins, Kadeem Coleby suffers loss

IT was contrasting results for Bahamian professional basketball players Mark St Fort and Kadeem Coleby yesterday as they continued their journey in the regular season of the Japanese B League.

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Kendal Isaacs Gym ‘not available for us to use’

The Bahamas Basketball Federation was faced with the dilemma of securing the necessary funding to send its men’s national team off to the FIBA AmeriCup 2022 Qualifiers from November 27 to December 1.

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Michael Carey Jr won’t be making trip to Indiana

WHILE the men’s national basketball team is preparing to head to Indianapolis, Indiana, in a couple of weeks for the FIBA AmeriCup 2022 Qualifiers, professional player Michael Carey Jr has made it clear that he won’t be making the trip.

Roadmasters’ Bahamas Half marathon, 10k race goes virtual

IN the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Bahamas Roadmasters has decided to take its 2020 Bahamas Half & 10 kilometre race virtually, powered by the Cancer Treatment Centres of America.

Bahamians invited to participate in One Run Global Challenge

BAHAMIANS are being invited to participate in the One Run Global Challenge on December 10.

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NACAC says Miller-Uibo’s concerns ‘require urgent attention of World Athletics’

North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) is supporting Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo in questioning why World Athletics didn’t penalise women’s 400 metre world champion Salwa Eid Naser from Bahrain for apparently missing a series of drug testing.

Top athletes in spotlight for National Sports Heritage Month

WITH sports taking on a new look due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture has made some changes to its National Sports Heritage Month.

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Kadeem Coleby posts double double for win on birthday

Birthday boy Kadeem Coleby helped the Akita Northern Happinets pick up their second straight victory in two nights over his celebrated weekend against the same team in the Japanese D1 professional basketball league.

Basketball, bodybuilding national teams won’t get full funding

THEY won’t get the full funding, but the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture will make a contribution to the Bahamas Basketball Federation and the Bahamas Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation as they prepare to send their national teams off in the next few weeks.

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Justin Roberts and Maginley ousted in semifinals

THE run for the men’s doubles title at the Legacy Bank NWA Tennis Series ended in the semifinals for Bahamian Justin Roberts and his long-time partner Jody Maginley from Antigua & Barbuda.

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Swaby: ‘He got me with a really good left hook to the body’

BAHAMIAN professional boxer D’Angelo Swaby suffered his second straight defeat as a heavyweight and now he’s contemplating dropping down to the cruiserweight division for his next bout.

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In Spain, Lashann Higgs sinks 13 in losing effort

Bahamian guard Lashann Higgs turned in another outstanding performance, but it wasn’t quite enough to lead her Embutidos Pajariel Bembibre PDM women’s professional basketball team to victory in the Spanish League yesterday.

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Major fast tracks to 2022 Commonwealth Games

WITH the postponed 2020 Olympic Games that have been pushed back to next year in Tokyo, Japan out of his grasp, cyclist Jay Major is focusing his attention on his third appearance at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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Walkover victory: Roberts and Maginley advance to semifinals

A positive test for the coronavirus by one of their opponents enabled Bahamian Justin Roberts and his close friend and long-time partner Jody Maginley to advance to the semifinal of the men’s doubles in the Legacy Bank NWA Tennis Series.

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Miller-Uibo, Gardiner don’t make nominees’ list for athlete of year

Unlike the two years, no Bahamian athletes made the list of nominees for the World Athletics’ 2020 Male or Female Athlete of the Year.

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Justin Roberts and Maginley stay alive in doubles

AFTER they both got eliminated the day before in their singles, Bahamian Justin Roberts and his close friend and long-time partner Jody Maginley from Antigua and Barbuda stayed alive in the men’s doubles in the Legacy Bank NWA Tennis Series.

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Jimmy Norius: ‘There’s no reason why I can’t crack the top three in this show’

THEY’VE been married for the past two years and training together, now Jimmy and Serena Salius Decius-Norius are planning to compete in the same venue, albeit in two different events, in one weekend.

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Joanna Evans: Training for US Open Swim Championships ‘going pretty good’

While she continues to train at her alma mater at the University of Texas, Bahamian multiple national record holder Joanna Evans is preparing to get back into the pool when she competes in the 2020 US Open Swimming Championships.

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Serena 2nd in bikini class

Serena Salis Decius-Norius is fast becoming a household name on the local and international bodybuilding scene.

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‘Reno’ gets busted lip ‘stitched right away’

TUREANO ‘Reno’ Johnson was on the verge of setting himself up for one of the greatest accomplishments in Bahamian boxing history. But that was thwarted by Mexican Jaime Munguia at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California, on Saturday night.

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Mike Sands: ‘We have to get the message out about who is NACAC’

THE North American, Central American and the Caribbean (NACAC), in its bid to bridge the gap in all aspects of the region, hosted a virtual meeting with the media to ascertain the way forward and, in particular, the highly acclaimed CARIFTA Games as it reaches close to its 50th anniversary. The meeting was hosted by NACAC’s newly elected president Mike Sands and facilitated by Trinidad & Tobago’s journalist Kwame Laurence and local photographer Kermit Taylor and events manager Dianne Woodside-Johnson.

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Impressive showing for Albury and Believe Prep in Florida

DESPITE losing their first game of the pre-season, Deyton Albury and the Believe Prep Academy basketball team had an impressive showing at the Big House Complex in Tavares, Florida, over the weekend.

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BBF needs to secure at least $80,000

After missing out on the opportunity to host the second window of the FIBA AmeriCup 2022 Qualifiers in a bubble here, the Bahamas Basketball Federation will now have to secure at least $80,000 to send the men’s national basketball team off to compete.

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Garreth looks forward to the competition in college

After participating in a few Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Basketball Tournaments this summer, Garreth Edgecombe is eagerly looking forward to competing at the collegiate level.

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Leevan Sands: ‘My goal is to qualify for Tokyo’

AS he prepares for his second season as an assistant coach with the Bears’ track and field team at the University of Northern Colorado, Leevan “Superman” Sands is eagerly looking forward to his final appearance at the Olympic Games.

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‘Golden Girls’ celebrate 20 years

In a five-year span that began in 1995, collectively the team of Savatheda Fynes-Coke, Chandra Sturrup, Pauline Davis-Thompson, Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie and Eldece Clarke culminated the journey being crowned champions of the women’s 4 x 100m relay at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

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34th Mario Ford Baseball Camp underway at Windsor Park

AFTER being delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, the 34th version of the Mario Ford Baseball Camp is currently underway at Windsor Park. Despite the inclement weather on Saturday, the camp staged its second week since resuming after Prime Minister Hubert Minnis, the Competent Authority, recently reopened the parks.

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Deyton Albury enrols at Believe Prep Academy

AS he continues to work through the best offer for his collegiate experience, rising young basketball star Deyton Albury has enrolled at Believe Prep Academy in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Coming off a series of AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) Tournaments in July and August as he reunited with his former Temple Christian Suns’ coach Jamal Smith and team-mate Garreth Edgecombe, Albury said he’s eager to showcase his talent for coach Kevin Jackson.

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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.

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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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.

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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.

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.

Sam Rodgers Sr returned unopposed as BBA president

SAM Rodgers Sr was returned unopposed as the president of the Bahamas Baseball Association. At the end of the nomination period on Friday at 5pm, Rodgers Sr went in by acclamation and was joined by his entire slate of officers, who all were not opposed.

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Sprinter Strachan 9th in 100m at 40th Golden Gala

DESPITE her season’s best for ninth place as her Jamaican training partner Elaine Thomson-Herah posted a world-leading time, Bahamian sprinter Anthonique Strachan said she was pleased with her 2020 debut in Europe in the COVID-19 atmosphere. At the 40th edition of the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea, the Italian leg of the Wanda Diamond League, which took place in the Olympic Stadium in Rome on Thursday, Strachan finished in a dead heat in the women’s 100 metres in a season’s best of 11.42 seconds, the same time as eighth place finisher Marije Van Hunenstijn of the Netherlands.

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Tokyo Olympics ‘full steam ahead’

Although they got delayed until next year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bahamas Olympic Committee President Romell Knowles said they are now surging full steam ahead for the 2020 Olympic Games.

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BOC calling for commission to assist local student-athletes

WITH the way the landscape of sports is shaping up around the world in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Bahamas Olympic Committee president Romell Knowles is calling for the formation of a commission to assist local student-athletes. When the BOC hosts their next board meting next week, Knowles is expected to introduce a proposal for the country’s top sporting organisation to provide $10,000 to assist with the administration of the commission, once it is formed.

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Raw Talent: ‘Kino’ Burrows helping young players

ALTHOUGH he’s still competing at a high level in France, professional basketball player Jaraun “Kino” Burrows is doing his part to assist as many young players to realise their dreams of playing in Europe. Through his Raw Talent Group, which he formed in the summer of 2018, Burrows has been able to assist a number of players, including Dominick ‘Nado’ Bridgewater, Kenny Isnord, Adam Johnson and Briontae Riley to achieve their dreams.

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Valicia Demeritte holding court

Regarded as one of the top young female basketball players in the country, Valicia Demeritte is holding court as a small forward for the Coker University Cobras in Hartsville, South Carolina. The 20-year-old former player for the Kingsway Academy Saints left the Bahamas in grade nine in 2015 to enroll at the Potters House Christian Academy in Jacksonville, Florida, where she played for the Lion’s basketball, volleyball and track teams, earning the most improved player award and was a four-time SIAA State champion.

Adam Johnson goes pro in France

IT has been a long and tedious journey with so many disappointments for Adam Johnson. But through Jaraun ‘Kino’ Burrows’ Raw Talent programme, Adam Johnson is now playing professional basketball in France. He has signed with Fos Provence Basket Club where he’s developing through their No.5 team, but according to Burrows, they anticipate that the 6-foot, 6-inch forward will get the chance to advance through the ranks very quickly.

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Briontae Riley to play pro in France

FROM the time she picked up a basketball under the supervision of coach Varel Davis at CH Reeves Junior High School, Briontae Riley knew that she was going to be something special. Thanks to Bahamian Jaraun ‘Kino’ Burrows and his Raw Talent organisation, the versatile multi-talented Riley is heading to Grans, France, to play professionally for the Basket Club Gransois.

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Vlasov and Beaumont pull off emotional win

It was a great weekend for Bahamian Ana Camille ‘Millie’ Vlasov and her horse, Beaumont, at the Jumping du Golfe St Tropez Hubside 1* Equestrian competition in St Tropez, France. Vlasov, the lone Bahamian in action, competed in three classes against competitors from France, Spain, Turkey, Italy, Chile, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Brazil, Ireland, Israel, Portugal, Switzerland, Sweden and the United Kingdom and was successful, winning all three of her races.

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Former baseball player Asa Ferguson dies at 83

ASA Ferguson, a former baseball player who became involved in the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations making great personal sacrifices, including mortgaging his home to sustain the sport financially, died on Saturday.

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High jumper Donald Thomas eager to resume season next year

EVEN as a late bloomer in the sport, Grand Bahamian Donald Thomas has surged on top of the Bahamian chart as a high jumper, having won every medal possible except for the Olympic Games.