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Famed Triathlete brings message of motivation to Grand Bahama Youth Ahead of Conchman 2018 - Sep 6, 2018 - 12:07:34 PM

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Ready, Set, Go! Come November 3rd the sound of the starting pistol will signal another exciting GBPA Conchman Triathlon, which returns to the beautiful Taino Beach on Grand Bahama Island. Since 1986, the event has provided an environment of friendly competition for both residents and visitors while encouraging physical health activity.

Over the years, the event which has grown in popularity has attracted some of the world’s preeminent triathletes. None more famous than Hector Picard. Picard, 52, exemplifies courage and strength in the face of adversity and his story continues to inspire new generations of triathletes. In 1992, Picard, lost his entire right arm and half of his left because of an accident while working as an electrician.
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UB Mingoes starts soccer season with draw, loss; finds positives in opening leg - Aug 26, 2018 - 3:59:12 PM

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The UB Mingoes men’s soccer team opened the season with a 0-0 draw against Penn State Altoona and then a 3-0 loss to Mount Aloysius College.

The Mingoes ended in a 0-0 tie against Penn State Altoona Thursday in Altoona, Pennsylvania and then lost 3-0 against Mount Aloysius College Saturday in Cresson, Pennsylvania.

Head Coach Dion Godet says he was impressed with the side’s performance on Thursday against Altoona...
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Sydney Clarke potential double crown winner, and Donte Armbrister doubles finalist in Tobago U18 ITF - Aug 26, 2018 - 12:58:59 PM

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Bahamains Sydney Clarke and Donte Armbrister continued their summer tennis tournament competitions packing their bags and heading to Trinidad and Tobago after their singles(Sydney) and doubles (Sydney and Donte) finals appearances in St Lucia's Coca Cola ITF Tournament.

Sydney has once again proven her consistency, tenacity and tennis acumen by securing final berths in both singles and doubles in Tobago's U18 ITF. Sydney who is seeded #1 due to her under 500 international ranking swept through the singles competition defeating Kentish from Antigua...
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BreAnn Ferguson is a double winner at two USTA Tournaments - Aug 23, 2018 - 6:12:35 AM

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BreAnn Ferguson  was a double crown winner as she outshined everyone else in two Florida based tournaments.  The tournaments were both USTA certified tournaments where highly competitive tennis athletes around the United States and other countries participate.

The first tournament held the weekend of August 11th was "Lake Cane Summer Challenge Level 6" where BreAnn participated in the Girls 10s Green Dot Level 1.  The format of play was round robin and the pool consisted of four girls.  BreAnn proved her skill and dominance by going undefeated in tournament play!

Continuing on to the second tournament "Friends of Miami Tennis Level 6" BreAnn once again had the opportunity to display her tennis abilities...
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Congratulations to the NCAA Woman of The Year Nominee Danielle Thompson - Aug 22, 2018 - 7:53:19 PM

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The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association(BLTA) congratulates Ms. Danielle Thompson on being selected by Morgan State University as a nominee for
the 2018 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Woman of the Year Award.
This prestigious program has honored the academic achievements, athletics excellence, community service and leadership of outstanding female college athletes for the past 28 years

The NCAA Woman of the Year program celebrates the accomplishments of female college athletes across all three NCAA divisions. This year, more than 200,000 women are playing college sports, and the NCAA received a program record of 581 nominations for this prestigious award...
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SOCCER STARTS: UB Mingoes opens season against two strong opponents - Aug 22, 2018 - 4:32:29 PM

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The UB Mingoes men’s soccer team prepares to open the season Thursday August 23, 2018 against Penn State Altoona in Altoona Pennsylvania.

The Mingoes also play Mount Aloysius College Saturday August 25, 2018 in Cresson, Pennsylvania as well as a part of the two-match opening tour.

Head Coach Dion Godet says he has high expectations for the team that won the local Bahamas Football Association league last season.
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UB Mingoes find positives in loss to Northern Arizona University - Aug 20, 2018 - 4:30:01 PM

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Justin Smith hit seven three-pointers to lead the UB Mingoes with 27 points in the loss to The Northern Arizona University Lumberjacks 92-82 in Summer of Thunder action on Sunday August 19, 2018 at The Kendal Issacs gym.

The Mingoes got within single digits of the division one school twice in the fourth quarter but just ran out of time. Smith said that despite the loss the team looks good for the regular season.

“The Lumberjacks play systematic basketball and we were able to get within single digits at one point,” he said. “The teams we will see this season aren’t any better than them so as long as we play as a team...
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Miller-Uibo wins Birmingham 200m - Aug 18, 2018 - 1:53:19 PM

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Shaunae Miller-Uibo of The Bahamas set a Meeting Record of 22.15 in the Women's 200m at the 2018 Müller Grand Prix Birmingham, UK.

Her time was 22.15. Great Britain's Dina Asher-Smith came second with 22.31, and Netherland's Dane Schippers came third with 22.41 while Sherika Jackson of Jamaica took fourth with 22.55.
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Bahamas Tennis Lineup for CAC Games - Jul 27, 2018 - 11:08:22 AM

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Tennis has kicked off at the 2018 CAC Games in Baranquilla, Colombia.  Here we go Bahamas!

The A Team for the men comprise: Spencer Newman, Baker Newman, Kevin Major and  Philip Major. The team is coached by Marvin Rolle.

Up first is our Men's #1 Spencer Newman who will be playing Alvarado from El Salvador followed by Baker Newman who will be competing against Maginley from Antigua & Barbuda...
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Bahamian Jacobi Bain named U16 Regional Jitic champion - Jul 26, 2018 - 6:21:24 PM

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The Under 16 2018 JITIC Champion Jacobi Bain is pictured receiving his award after an amazing comeback win today in Costa Rica 36 62 61!

Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association congratulates Jacobi on this amazing victory. We look forward to many more victories...
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Bahamain Jacobi Bain in the finals of U16 JITIC - Jul 25, 2018 - 9:09:28 PM

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The top juniors in the Caribbean and Central America have converged in El Salvador for the U16 Junior International Championships(JITIC).

 Bahamain Jacobi Bain has emerged as one of the best in the region as he has secured a ticket into the finals tomorrow.

A consummate tennis player, Jacobi  came into the tournament in El Salvador ranked  #1 overall...
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Dominic Adams Elite Soccer Camp in Grand Bahama, July 23 - 28 - Jul 22, 2018 - 7:29:13 PM

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The Freeport Rugby Football Asocation anneDominic Adams is putting on a soccer program this coming week for 10 - 18 yr olds. Dom has played soccer all over the world and his experience and love of soccer will mean all the kids that attend are in for a great soccer experience.

The Dom Adams Elite Soccer Camp runs nightly from 5 - 6:30 p.m., and registration will take place on July 22 and 23 at 4:30 p.m...
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Meeting, National Record and World Lead for Shaunae Miller-Uibo - Jul 21, 2018 - 10:57:33 AM

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Olympic 400m champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo had to produce the fastest run of her career to hold off the challenge of Bahrain’s 20-year-old Salwa Naser Eid on a steamy night in the Stade Louis II stadium on Friday (20). And she did, setting an IAAF Diamond League and Bahamian record of 48.97.

Her smaller opponent was second in 49.08, taking almost half a second off her own Asian record.

The first meeting of the season between Miller-Uibo, who has been concentrating mainly this year on the 200m...
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Joanna Evans takes gold in 400m freestyle at CACs - Jul 20, 2018 - 10:13:31 PM

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Bahamian Joanna Evans of Grand Bahama won the first gold for Team Bahamas at the 23rd Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia. 

In the 400 m freestyle Evans clocked a time of 4:11.15, setting a new meet record.

This was The Bahamas first medal  of the event, and a games' record breaking performance...
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Bahamas Fed Cup team wins big over #1 seeded Bolivia - Jul 19, 2018 - 2:40:53 PM

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The Bahamas Fed Cup Team has gotten off to a blazing start!  The Bahamas faced the number one seeded country in the tournament, Bolivia. In the first match of the day, Danielle Thompson opened up competiion with a strong performance against Daniela La Fuente Strassburger of Bolivia.  Bahamain Danielle won in straight sets 6,3 6,2.  Danielle expressed that there were some nerves at the beginning but she wanted to come out strong.  "Representing my country with the letters on my back and my teammates cheering me on was really good" said Danielle.  She said she played to the best of her ability and left it all on the court.  She wanted to set the tone for the day. And the tone was set from her fine performance hot out of the gates.  Teammate Kerrie Cartwright said that "Danielle came out aggressive and eager and I loved her energy and also loved watching her play.".....
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BAWF introduces young athletes to wrestling through Miami Inner City Wrestling Club - Jul 19, 2018 - 2:25:22 PM

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Dozens of young athletes got an introduction to the sport of wrestling through a summer clinic offered by Miami’s Inner City Wrestling Club (ICW) in association with the Bahamas Amateur Wrestling Federation (BAWF).

Coach Wilbert Johnson, ICW program manager, led a team of coaches and other volunteers to Nassau, where they gave lessons in core wrestling skills. Instructors included Earl Hall, a four-time Florida wrestling champion and former wrestler for Iowa State University; Dr. Joey Miller, a college female champion; and Mervin Ford, a USA Wrestling official...
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BUD FIFA Winner returns after Moscow World Cup Games - Jul 16, 2018 - 10:16:51 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas – Fresh from his trip to the World Cup Games in Moscow, Russia, Anthony Bullard is back on home soil and sharing his incredible journey with the media. “It truly was a trip of a lifetime” gushed Bullard, “there’s no better way to describe it. The entire trip was an amazing experience from start to finish. I have so many incredible memories that I know will last a lifetime and I’m so happy to have been lucky enough to win”.
 
Ahead of this year’s World Cup games, Budweiser Beer in partnership with the Bahamian Brewery & Beverage Company Ltd., launched a promotion giving one lucky soccer enthusiast the opportunity to see one of the most anticipated international...
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Shaunae Miller-Uibo sets Meeting Record for Women's 200m in Rabat - Jul 14, 2018 - 1:24:45 AM

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Bahamas' Shaunae Miller-Uibo competed in the women’s 200m on July 13 and set a meeting record of 22.29 in the Women's 200m at the 2018 Meeting International Mohammed VI in Rabat, Morocco.

Dina Asher-Smith of Great Britain placed second with 22.40, and in third was Jenna Prandini of the USA with a time of 22.60.  

Miller-Uibo was the only Bahamian at the event in Rabat.
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BLTA - Junior Tennis Nationals Close Out In Stride - Jul 12, 2018 - 2:39:00 PM

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Congratulations go out to the Winners and Runners-up of our recently held Junior Nationals. Approximately 70 entrants participated in the annual tournament.  Also, scores of family members, friends, and tennis enthusiasts came out to cheer for their favourite player.  Special thanks go out to Tournament Director Wesley Rolle, and Ceron Rolle & Steve Taylor who rendered assistance. Appreciation is also extended to  Christina Galanos, LLb for sponsoring the trophies;  Michelle Telecanos for ensuring that the courts and facility were in order and Nadine Munroe who assisted with Registration.
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DNA seek answers over IAAF World Relays cancellation - Jul 9, 2018 - 3:23:40 PM

The recent news that the Government of The Bahamas has cancelled the IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2019 was met with much dismay and disappointment by several Bahamians and sports enthusiasts. This announcement sent shock waves across the nation and the global sports community with just 10 months before the event was scheduled to take place...
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