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UB Mingoes student-athletes still cautiously optimistic - May 4, 2020 - 12:15:11 PM

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Like the rest of the world, University of The Bahamas (UB) Mingoes student-athletes have had to balance disappointment with distancing in this COVID-19 environment, withdrawing from the very interactions that have been pivotal to their growth and success.

To stay conditioned, home life has been infused with the routines they used to do on the field, at the track and at the gym. The COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing protocols to curb the spread of the disease have led to the suspension of local sporting events and the closure of sporting venues and facilities.

“I’m just doing what I can at home,” says UB Mingoes basketball forward Kemsey Sylvestre. “All exercises that can be done out of gym I’m doing at home...
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Three Bahamas Bowl alumni selected in 2020 NFL Draft - Apr 27, 2020 - 3:45:27 PM

Two student-athletes who participated in last year’s Bahamas Bowl joined one other from 2018 as they were selected during the 2020 NFL Draft, held in a virtual format April 23-25.

Charlotte defensive end Alex Highsmith was selected in the third round (No. 102 overall) by the Pittsburgh Steelers, Charlotte offensive tackle Cameron Clark was selected in the fourth round (No. 129 overall) by the New York Jets...
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Bahamian Tennis players staying ready during the pandemic - Apr 10, 2020 - 7:20:29 PM

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The Bahamas Lawn Tennis is encouraging its athletes to stay ready duringthis global crisis.

We believe if our athletes continue to practise the drills, shadow their moves and condition their bodies they will come out stronger and ready to meet the challenges ahead.

Here are four featured athlethes who are staying ready...
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WNBA on the start of the 2020 regular season - Apr 3, 2020 - 11:00:05 AM

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WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert released the following statement:
 
“As developments continue to emerge around the COVID-19 pandemic, including the extension of the social distancing guidelines in the United States through April 30, the WNBA will postpone the start of its training camps and tip of the regular season originally scheduled for May 15.  While the league continues to use this time to conduct scenario-planning regarding new start dates...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Game - Mar 31, 2020 - 1:30:18 PM

On the 24th March, 2020, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced its decision to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as a result of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Further to this announcement The Bahamas Olympic Committee (BOC) advised the Ministry of its support for and compliance with this decision...
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WNBA on COVID-19 - Mar 12, 2020 - 11:35:22 AM

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WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert released the following statement: “The health and safety of players and employees – with our teams and at the league level – is of the utmost importance.  With regard to COVID-19, we are in touch with the teams, consulting with infectious disease specialists and monitoring guidance from the CDC and WHO. The WNBA is currently not in season, but together with the WNBPA and teams, we have been in close communication and will continue to connect with and offer resources to players in the U.S. and those playing overseas...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Prime Minister Minnis attends the BAISS Annual Track and Field Championships - Mar 5, 2020 - 7:05:02 PM

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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis attended the Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools (BAISS) annual track and field championships at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium, Thursday, March 5, 2020. 

(BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)...
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2nd Annual Commodore’s Bowl Flag Football Tournament - Mar 3, 2020 - 10:13:36 AM

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Team Delta dominated and held on to beat Team Bravo during the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s 2nd Annual Commodore’s Bowl Flag Football Tournament on Friday past at the T.A. Robinson Stadium.

Coached by Petty Officer Crevin Anderson, Team Delta went into halftime leading 8-0, and won by a final score of 21-0. The double elimination format featured 4 co-ed teams making spectacular performances on the field...
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GBTA Junior National Tennis Tournament - Feb 24, 2020 - 10:30:37 AM

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The Grand Bahama Tennis Association(GBTA) Junior National Tournament was held this weekend in Freeport, Grand Bahama at the YMCA. The event sponsor was Bahamas Pure Water & Ice.

The event was sanctioned by The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association and is the first junior national calendar event held in Grand Bahama for 2020. President Darnette Weir of the BLTA was on hand at the Tournament Draw along with the President of the GBTA, Natishka Barrett and tournament directors Danny Rigby and MacArthur Rigby...
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Justin Roberts heads to the doubles procircuit semifinals - Feb 21, 2020 - 11:36:24 AM

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Justin Roberts is making his presence felt on the ITF World Tennis Tour Circuit. This week Justin teamed up with Antiguan Jody Magilney for doubles at the M15 in Cancun Mexico. The dynamic duo has already had a successful combination last year as doubles champions on the procircuit.

Yesterday, this Caribbean duo  won over Americans George Goldhoff and Alfredo Perez. In the first set the competition was stiff going to a tiebreak in favor of Justin and Jody 7-6 with the score of 12-10 in the first set tiebreak...
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Collegiate Tennis News -Abigail Simms & Sierra Donaldson - Feb 18, 2020 - 10:35:31 PM

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Abigail Simms from The Bahamas is playing as the #1 flight singles for her team Indiana Tech. In this position she faces the #1 ranked girls on the opposing teams On Saturday Feb 15th the Warriors took on the No. 23-ranked Cumberland University. Abigail lost in #1 singles 3-6,1-6 against Garrida. The second flight doubles of Abigail and partner Fabbrice was victorious 6-3. .l This win by Abigail and the Warriors was key to the upset win over Cumberland.

The Warriors return to action on Saturday, February 29 as they begin conference action against Aquinas...
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Bahamas Jr Fed Cup wins against Honduras - Feb 13, 2020 - 10:28:59 PM

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The Bahamas recorded a good win today at the Junior Fed Cup in El Salvador. The team consists of Peyton Anderson, Kinza Johnson and Kaylee Kanuka. The Team is coached by Chelsi Russell.

Kaylee Kanuka playing as the #2 won in straight sets 6-4, 6-1.

Peyton Anderson who played as the #1 lost the 1st set 1-6,but came back strong to win the second set 6-2. Peyton dropped the third set 2-6...
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Justin Roberts advances On The ITF Pro Circuit - Feb 13, 2020 - 10:45:22 AM

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Participating in the M15 at the Cancun Tennis Academy in Cancun, Mexico is Bahamian Justin Roberts.

In the R1(round of 1)Justin played Alexander Sarkissian winning in straight sets 6-4, 6-2. Justin was able to close out quickly and will face Juan Alejandro Serrano from Mexico in R2.

Justin had a great 2019 season. He won doubles and a singles pro circuit championship titles in 2019...
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Tennis Developmental Program focuses on beginners - Feb 10, 2020 - 10:30:13 AM

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The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association (BLTA) "Play Tennis" program is reporting a steady stream of young children between the ages of 4 and 16o n Saturdays at its free tennis clinics.

On this past Saturday the rain did not deter the crowd of children and the fun activities moved indoors at The National Tennis Centre. The Coaches focused the kids on footwork and fitness, recognizing the importance of both in the sport in tennis...
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The Bahamas 2020 Junior Fed Cup Team - Feb 6, 2020 - 11:33:27 AM

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The Bahamas will be participating in the Junior Fed Cup in El Salvador starting Sunday, February 9th 2020. Representing The Bahamas is a 3 member team of Peyton Anderson, Kinza Johnson and Kaylee Kanuka. The Team is coached by Chelsi Russell. Coach Chelsi was recently certified as an ITF Level 2 Coach in Valencia, Spain.

The Junior Fed Cup is an international team competition for girls in the 16 and under age category. Nations enter regional qualifying events with the winners advancing to the Finals...
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New entrants of The BLTA Play Tennis Program - Feb 5, 2020 - 5:03:08 PM

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The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association(BLTA) is raising up the next generation of tennis players by providing a pathway for new beginners into tennis.

On this past Saturday new entrants participated in The BLTA "Play Tennis" program held at The National Tennis Centre. The program is attracting first timers to the sport of tennis...
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The 2020 Bahamas Tennis Collegiate Scene - Feb 3, 2020 - 11:45:30 AM

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A number of Bahamians are participating in the  tennis college arena with their respective colleges and university.

Lee University - Sierra Donaldson
In their season opener Sierra Donaldson and The Lee University women's tennis team defeated Carson-Newman University 5-2.

In her singles match Donaldson fought back from a 7-6 first-set loss to win the final two sets 6-3 and 7-6 over Vuckovic at the fifth position...
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The Bahamas Junior Davis Cup Travels To El Salvador - Jan 30, 2020 - 9:30:40 AM

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The Bahamas is participating in the Junior Davis Cup in San Salvador, El Salvador starting February 2nd 2020. Representing The Bahamas is a 2 member team of Anthony Burrows Jr. and Dentry Mortimer Jr. The Team is coached by Jared Turnquest.

Junior Davis Cup is an international team competition for boys in the 16 and under age category. Nations enter regional qualifying events with the winners advancing to the Finals...
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RBDF Participates in Marathon Bahamas 2020 (Sunshine Insurance) - Jan 26, 2020 - 3:37:06 PM

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Kudos go out to the Officers and Marines of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) for a great showing at The 11th Annual Sunshine Insurance Marathon Bahamas (Race Weekend) race on Sunday January 19th, 2020.

The RBDF had a total of 2 relay teams and 3 individual half-marathon runners in the competition. The RBDF Road Runners 1 Team consisting of Able Seamen Gharvis Sturrup and Michael Gibson and Marine Seamen Wellington Ramsey and Marvin Minns finished with an overall time of three hours, twenty-eight minutes and eighteen seconds (3:28:18)...
Community
Colina Sponsors Two Teams in The JBLN - Jan 21, 2020 - 3:00:13 PM

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Colina Insurance Limited is sponsoring two Junior Baseball League of Nassau (JBLN) teams during the league’s 2020 season. The Colina Tigers will compete in the Coach-Pitch (ages 7-8) division while the Colina Crushers will contend in the Girls Softball (under-21) division. Taige Adderley, of Colina’s Corporate Communications department had the opportunity to meet with the teams during JBLN's opening day ceremony at the JBLN Field of Dreams this past weekend...

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