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New Lease of Life for NP Women’s Basketball Association - Feb 14, 2018 - 2:08:46 PM

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The New Providence Women’s Basketball Association (NPWBA) is the only remaining female league, formed out of the New Providence Basketball Association in 2003 when Mynez Cargill-Sherman spearheaded a breakaway when she found the women leagues lacked support and took a backseat to those of the men.

“Right now women’s basketball is still struggling,” said Ms. Cargill-Sherman, outgoing President of NPWBA. “However, with sponsorship from Consolidated Water Corporation (CWCO) we’ve developed a promising junior program which will eventually feed into the women’s league.”...
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Eleuthera Junior Baseball League – Opening Day 2108 - Feb 12, 2018 - 6:11:26 AM

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The Eleuthera Junior Baseball League (EJBL) held its Opening Day ceremonies on Saturday February 10th, 2018 at the Rock Sound Primary School Baseball Park. It was an exciting time in Rock Sound as teams from Rock Sound, Tarpum Bay and Palmetto Point were in attendance.

The first game began at 11:00am where the Palmetto Point Legends (2017 defending champs in the 9-12 division) defeated the Tarpum Bay Mosquitoes 9 to 7 in a keenly contested game...
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Lima 2019 looks to London 2012 for legacy inspiration - Feb 8, 2018 - 7:06:02 PM

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Lima 2019 today welcomed the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) to its headquarters, as the Pan American and Parapan American Games Organising Committee looks to incorporate global best practices into its legacy planning and guarantee positive, long-term impacts for communities across Peru.

Lima 2019 President Carlos Neuhaus and members of the Sports and Legacy Departments welcomed LLDC Director of Strategy, Marketing and Communications Ben Fletcher to the Lima 2019 HQ. The LLDC was created ahead of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games “to develop a dynamic new heart for east London,
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Scotiabank awards student athletes - Feb 8, 2018 - 10:40:51 AM

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Scotiabank – title sponsor of the Students Run Marathon Bahamas –recognized and rewarded the stellar performances of the winning school relay teams who participated in Marathon Bahamas on January 14.

Students from schools who placed in the Straight and Mixed relay categories, and their coaches, were presented with trophies and gifts at ceremonies at the Bank’s Rawson Square Corporate Offices in Nassau and Scotiabank’s Branch in Marsh Harbour...
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Winterbotham trust to sponsor Major New IC Junior Tennis Series - Feb 5, 2018 - 12:12:08 PM

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To develop tennis in the important young age groups of 12 & under and 10 & under, the International Tennis Club of The Bahamas (IC) is to stage a series of weekend tournaments at five different top tennis venues in The Bahamas during 2018. Kit Spencer, President of The Bahamas IC, is pleased to announce that The Winterbotham Trust Company Limited - “Winterbotham” - will be the major sponsor for this series.

Ivan Hooper, CEO of Winterbotham, said: “We are pleased to support this great new tennis initiative that reaches young Bahamians...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Shaunae Miller-Uibo Congratulated for record-breaking 300m at Millrose Games - Feb 4, 2018 - 8:05:13 PM

The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture extends congratulations to Mrs. Shaunae Miller-Uibo for her outstanding, record-breaking, gold-medal performance at the 2018 NYRR Millrose Games.

Shaunae has cemented her status as one the Bahamas’ greatest track and field athletes at all time and is currently ranked at number one in the world in the indoor 300m and outdoor 400m...
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Panam Sports says Lima 2019 organisers “well on the way” to hosting successful Games - Jan 31, 2018 - 10:36:37 AM

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The Lima 2019 Coordination Commission (CoCom) visit came to close today in the Peruvian capital as Chair Keith Joseph expressed his full confidence in the Organising Committee’s ability to deliver a successful Pan American Games.
 
During the final meeting of the two-day visit, Mr Joseph highlighted that Coordination Commission members were “particularly impressed by the progress in the construction of the Athletes’ Village” and “pleased to see the positive results from the Government-to-Government agreement between Peru and the UK.”...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Lincicome wins Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic - Jan 29, 2018 - 12:57:58 PM

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Florida native Brittany Lincicome, 32, walked away with the Sixth Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic title on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at the world-famous Ocean Club Golf Course on Paradise Island.

It was Lincicome’s second victory in the $1.4 million Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic held January 25 to 28, 2018.  Despite a slow start in the opening round, Lincicome won outright, beating Wei-Ling Hsu by two strokes, and Amy Yang and world No. 1 Shanshan Feng by three...
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Brittany Lincicome storms to victory, defends title in Sixth Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic - Jan 28, 2018 - 11:46:31 PM

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With darkness closing in, Brittany Lincicome shined bright down the stretch Sunday at the $1.4 million Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, firing a final-round 7-under-par 66 with birdies at four of her last five holes at Ocean Club Golf Course at Atlantis Resort to successfully defend her title.

A Pure Silk ambassador – and, in fact, the first – Lincicome, 32, won her eighth LPGA title and her first since her playoff victory over Lexi Thompson a year ago here. This time, despite a slow start in the opening round...
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Canada’s Brooke Henderson continues to lead at windy Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic - Jan 27, 2018 - 5:00:06 PM

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Battling strong winds that earlier had resulted in a suspension of the second round for more than a day, Brooke Henderson of Canada recorded an even-par 73 Saturday and retained her lead in the $1.4 million Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic.

Henderson, 20, had four bogeys and four birdies, including a 12-foot birdie at the last, to complete 36 holes in 5-under 141 at the Ocean Club Golf Course at Atlantis Resort. She led world No. 1 Shanshan Feng by a stroke, while Ryann O’Toole...
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Canada’s Brooke Henderson Posts Spotless 68 To Grab Lead At Windy Pure Silk-bahamas LPGA Classic - Jan 25, 2018 - 7:05:47 PM

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Brooke Henderson of Canada played impeccable golf amid unrelenting winds Thursday to shoot a bogey-free 5-under-par 68 and grab a one-stroke lead after the first round of the $1.4 million Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic.

Coming off a two-win season in 2017, Henderson, 20, was one of just 17 players to better par on a challenging day at the Ocean Club Golf Course at Atlantis Resort when winds gusted to 35 miles per hour and blew steadily at 15-20 mph. She led by a stroke over Rookie Luna Sobron Galmes of Spain and veteran Sarah Jane Smith of Australia....
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Ministry of Tourism welcomes Sixth Annual Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic - Jan 24, 2018 - 9:34:00 PM

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Extolling the virtues of The Bahamas as a “sports mecca,” Travis Robinson, Parliamentary Secretary in The Ministry of Tourism welcomed pro golfers to the Sixth Annual Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic during a press conference at the world famous Ocean Club Golf Course on Paradise Island.

Mr. Robinson said that the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation is pleased to be a co-title sponsor of the tournament in conjunction with Pure Silk and the Ladies Professional Golf Association..
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Top LPGA Golfers Praise The Bahamas - Jan 24, 2018 - 1:30:29 PM

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Two of the top players vying for the number one spot at this year’s Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic gushed about how much they enjoy The Islands Of The Bahamas and look forward to teeing off here every year.

Defending champion Brittany Lincicome said she enjoys taking in the beautiful scenery of The Islands of The Bahamas while getting into the swing of things...
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Team Run Dat All Female Team brings home Gold at Marathon Bahamas 2018 - Jan 23, 2018 - 3:32:31 PM

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Team Run Dat, co-sponsored by Keys Bahamas Realty and Petro Express places 1st overall in all female category at Marathon Bahamas, held in Nassau Bahamas on Sunday, 14th January, 2018.
 
Marathon Bahamas is a fundraiser whose primary objective is to raise money to assist The Bahamas with our fight against breast cancer.  The primary beneficiaries of the marathon are Cancer Society of the Bahamas, Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation...
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Welcome Press Conference, RBC Junior Clinic Fill Busy Day at Sixth Annual Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic - Jan 23, 2018 - 3:09:34 PM

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism’s Travis Robinson, Parliamentary Secretary, on Tuesday extolled the virtues of his homeland as a “sports mecca” and welcomed local and international media and golf fans from around the world to the sixth annual Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic during a press conference at the Ocean Club Golf Course at Atlantis Resort....
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Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic to start Jan. 22 - Jan 19, 2018 - 10:22:58 AM

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Female Golfers from around the world will compete at the 2018 Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic, and the Caribbean Bottling Company Ltd. (CBC) has returned for the fifth consecutive year as the event’s official non-alcoholic beverage provider.

“We are excited to once again return as a sponsor for the LPGA Classic” said Nikia Wells, Marketing Manager. “Our team is committed to supporting community and sporting initiatives around the country...
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Photos: Home Run Derby in Paradise Showcases Pro-Baseball Local Talent - Jan 7, 2018 - 1:17:18 AM

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The following are photos from the inaugural, "Don't Blink - Home Run Derby in Paradise" event showcasing the best in Bahamian baseball talent held at Montagu Foreshore on Saturday, Jan. 6.

Hosted by Don't Blink Apparel founded by Isaacs and Lucius Fox Jr. (Tampa Bay Rays) in hopes to encourage baseball in the beautiful Islands of The Bahamas.

"Since the day I signed to play on to play pro baseball I always wanted to do something where we baseball players can give back to the Bahamas..."

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15th Annual Club Monica Track & Field Classic Coming Jan. 26 & 27 - Jan 6, 2018 - 3:19:30 PM

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15th Annual Club Monica Track & Field Classic Friday January 26th, 6pm & Saturday January 27th, 12pm at Thomas A Robinson Track & Field Stadium.


Athletes are asked to register...
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Usain Bolt and Kevin Hart in The Bahamas for PokerStars #GameOn - Jan 5, 2018 - 11:55:11 PM

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Dubbed as the World's Fastest Man and the World's Funniest Man, Jamaican athletic icon Usain Bolt and American comedian Kevin Hart were seen in The Bahamas today on Cabbage Beach, Paradise Island.

Announced in June, 2017, both are taking part in the PokerStars #GameOn Challenge.

"#GameOn sees the superstars face-off in a battle of wits using the metrics of their social media channels as scorecards, allowing fans to decide who wins each battle..."
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Congrats to Afrika Smith - Finalist In USTA Tournament - Dec 17, 2017 - 3:00:16 PM

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The BLTA congratulates once again Afrika Smith who emerged finalist at Holiday Level 6 USTA junior tournament in Hallandale, Florida.  Afrika has had a great season this year. She defeated Leyla Britez in the semifinals 7-6(9), 7-5 and fell short of the title to Ashley Velma 3-6, 2-6. Afrika will be participating in BLTA's Open Nationals which begins TOMORROW.

Sierra Donaldson also participated in the Tournament and emerged the consolation winner by defeating Alejandra Coronel 6-2, 6-2.  Sierra will also be participating in BLTA's Open Nationals...

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