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Jon rams his way into WGC - Dell Match Play semi-finals - Mar 25, 2017 - 7:34:05 PM

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Day four report


Jon Rahm continued his ascent to the very top of golf’s world order by moving into the semi-finals of the WGC – Dell Technologies Match Play after crushing the hopes of Charles Howell III and Søren Kjeldsen in the last 16 and quarter-finals on Saturday.

The 22 year old Spaniard, currently 25 in the Official World Golf Ranking, took out Howell 6&4 in his morning match, before crushing Kjeldsen 7&5 to set up a semi-final match with Bill Haas on Sunday morning at Austin Country Club...
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Rahm leads Euro charge at WGC - Dell Match Play - Mar 24, 2017 - 10:06:49 PM

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Day three report


Five European players remain in with a chance of scooping the WGC – Dell Technologies Match Play title after the last 16 was decided at the Austin Country Club on Friday.

Spanish sensation John Rahm was one of the first players to join Søren Kjeldsen and Alex Noren in the knock-out stages after the Dane and the Swede had secured their places on Thursday...
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Bahamas CARIFTA Judo Team 2017 Announced - Mar 24, 2017 - 11:31:43 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas - On Saturday, Bahamas Judo had its final selection tournament for CARIFTA 2017.

"We are proud that the team comes from all levels of our society," said D'Arcy Rahming, President of Bahamas Judo.

The islands of New Providence, Abaco, Acklins and Andros are represented, as well as students from Lyford Cay, S.A.C., Doris Johnson, C.H. Reeves, R.M. Bailey, St. Andrews, QC, St Johns, the Nazareth Center, and the University of the Bahamas...
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Three Bahamian Junior Tennis Players Shine Overseas - Mar 24, 2017 - 2:52:53 AM

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Congratulations are extended to three (3) of our juniors who recently gave amazing performances overseas, namely Iesha Shepherd, Donte Armbrister and Jacobi Bain.

Iesha Shepherd recently emerged as USTA champion at Extreme Tennis Academy, Miami, Florida in the Girls' 18 and under - Level 6. Iesha advanced to the final and defeated Karly Friedland 6-0, 6-2.

Donte Armbrister also prevailed as the USTA champion at Next Level Tennis at K-Town, Miami, Florida - Level 7 in the Boys' 16 and under...
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BTC Injects Almost $400,000 Into Major Sporting Events - Mar 22, 2017 - 2:40:32 PM

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The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) today announced their title sponsorship of three major sporting events. BTC will be the title partner for the IAAF World Relays, the CARIFTA Track & Field Championships scheduled for Curacao, and the CARIFTA Swimming Championships scheduled which will take place on our shores.

The sponsorship amounts are as follows:

· IAAF World Relays $275,000.00

· CARIFTA Swimming $90,000.00...
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BAAA High School Relays, March 15 - 17 - Mar 14, 2017 - 12:42:31 AM

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The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture in conjunction with The Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA's) held a press conference on Friday, March 10, at the Ministry to update the public on upcoming events including The Bahamas High School Nationals and the BAAA's High School Relays. Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Dr. Danny Johnson announced the events are starting Wednesday March 15 - 17 with the high school relays and ending with the test event, the nationals, March 18 and 19.

Minister Johnson also announced that plans are in the works for a sports academy and a sports hotel to house athletes participating in future events such as these...
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Mark Mendelblatt and Magnus Liljedahl (USA) are the winners of the Bacardi Cup 2017 - Mar 11, 2017 - 3:00:10 PM

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The 90th edition for the prestigious trophy ended in Biscayne Bay with a general recall at 12,58, leaving no time for the Race Committee to start another racing sequence, before the cut-off time.

It’s the 3rd Bacardi Cup of Mark Mendelblatt’s career and the 6th for his crew: “A win is a win, and it feels good even with no racing today” said an enthusiastic Magnus Liljedahl. “It’s so good to win such a prestigious event, I am incredibly happy” added the Coconut Grove based skipper Mendelblatt...

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West End International boat races kick off April 21 - Mar 10, 2017 - 12:18:19 PM

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Event organizers are planning for the inaugural West End International race day April 22 and 23 at West End Village in Grand Bahama Island.

The high-speed boat races will be held from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Sat., April 22 and Sun., April 23 with a kickoff party Friday night, April 21, at the Old Bahama Bay Resort and Yacht Harbour.

Racers from all over the world will compete at the West End International, with hydroplanes, Jersey skiffs and power boats hurtling up to 170 m.p.h...
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Atlantis Returns As Platinum Sponsor For SIRW - Mar 10, 2017 - 7:15:29 AM

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Atlantis, Paradise Island will return as a Platinum sponsor for the 9th annual Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend (SIRW).

SIRW, which includes the Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure® and Sunshine Insurance Marathon Bahamas (SIMB), will take place January 13-14, 2018.

On Thursday, several members of Sunshine Insurance’s senior team paid a courtesy call on Paradise Island President and Managing Director, Howard Karawan and Atlantis, Paradise Island Senior VP of Public Affairs, Ed Fields...
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BTC partners with FIFA World Cup Soccer Games - Mar 10, 2017 - 6:19:33 AM

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BTC is the official telecommunications partner for the upcoming FIFA World Cup Soccer Games which will be held in The Bahamas in just a few weeks.

CEO Leon Williams said, “BTC is deeply rooted in its community initiatives. Late last year, we announced our sponsorship for the upcoming FIFA games. Not only are we partnering with FIFA for the games, but we have also invested over a quarter of a million dollars in communications infrastructure at the stadium...
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Bahamas to face Switzerland, Senegal and Ecuador at FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup - Mar 10, 2017 - 1:58:50 AM

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The Bahamas faces Switzerland first when the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2017 kicks off on April 27.

The Beach Soccer World Cup takes place in beautiful Nassau, Bahamas, and will attract competitors from 15 other countries including Brazil, Italy, Ecuador, Senegal and Mexico to name a few.

During the official draw ceremony, held at the Atlantis Theatre on Paradise Island on February 28, Prime Minister Perry Christie said the country takes “great pride in hosting” the cup...
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Conchman Triathlon Committee Prepares for 2017 - Mar 9, 2017 - 12:37:45 PM

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After successfully staging the 30th Annual GBPA Conchman Triathlon a mere four weeks after the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew in October, the Conchman committee and title sponsor, the Grand Bahama Port Authority, are already preparing for a spectacular event in 2017.

As the triathlon is held yearly on the first Saturday in November, this year's event will take place on November 4 and will feature a number of segments that made their debut last year...
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MLB player Antoan Richardson retires from professional baseball - Mar 9, 2017 - 11:41:40 AM

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Nineteen years ago I left The Bahamas with one goal in mind, to get a college education. Even though I left on a sports scholarship for high school in the United States, I placed boundaries on what baseball could do for me. I didn’t understand the role it would play in my life. And yet, several years later I also earned a college scholarship and got drafted on four separate occasions. I finally signed with the San Francisco Giants to start my career as a professional baseball player, and with that I travelled the world.

A baseball career was not a childhood ambition. I was generally interested in sports, but my dream was to graduate from St Anne’s High School, become a police officer and get married...
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Grand Bahama's rebirth of boys' soccer - Mar 7, 2017 - 2:40:32 PM

Small steps continue to be taken on Grand Bahama in re-establishing boys’ and men’s soccer to the island.

Recent programmes at the YMCA and the Freeport Rugby Football Club have been successful in getting grassroots soccer player for boys aged 6 to 11 with over 100 boys signed up between the 2 programmes this season.

The Saturday programme at the Freeport Rugby Football Club has been so successful that organisers are extending the season until at least Easter break to allow boys to continue playing the game...
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New high school opening at Albany with elite sports academy - Mar 7, 2017 - 10:12:09 AM

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Windsor High School at Albany, an academic and athletic upper secondary school in The Bahamas, announced it will open this fall along with the Albany Sports Academy featuring an elite tennis program led by renowned industry veteran Lleyton Hewitt.

The Albany Sports Academy has partnered with the Australian former world no. 1 professional tennis player to run the tennis program, which will provide student-athletes with extensive training, conditioning and instruction from an expert team of coaches and staff, including Director of Tennis Grant Doyle...
Community
Team Commonwealth Rides for Hope - Mar 7, 2017 - 7:57:56 AM

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At mile 44 of 50, Stephen Johnson, a branch manager of Commonwealth Bank, thought he was having a heart attack. He rested his bike near the side of the road in the grass and walked across the street towards the beach.

“Please, dear God, don’t let me have a heart attack and die right here,” he prayed.

A half hour later, Johnson was up and cycling again, pedaling with renewed energy and purpose, one of a team of eight from Commonwealth Bank who participated in the 2017 cancer fighting and education fund-raiser, Ride for Hope in Eleuthera...
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UB Mingoes Win Their First Game - Mar 5, 2017 - 11:07:32 AM

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The University of The Bahamas (UB) men's basketball team played its first game under its new name, (UB) Mingoes, Saturday, March 4, at the Kendall Isaacs Gymnasium. On this occasion, the university's "Mingoes" Mascot made a debut. The name 'mingoes' is in recognition of the National Bird, the flamingo.  UB President Dr. Rodney Smith, enjoyed the game, along with students, staff and faculty. 

UB Mingoes beat the Island Game Pros 89-70...
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UB Athletic Brand Launched with 'UB Blue Day and Pep Rally' - Mar 3, 2017 - 5:06:12 PM

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Presenting its athletics brand to the community, the University of The Bahamas (UB) held a fun-filled 'UB Blue Day and Pep Rally' on Thursday, March 2, at the Oakes Field Campus, introducing the men's basketball team, 'UB Mingoes,' and the institution's 'Mingoes Mascot' to the student body and the general public.

The word, Mingoes, is in recognition of the National Bird, the flamingo.

At the pep rally, the Miss UB contestants were revealed, in lead-up to the contest on March 9...
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Eleuthera Junior Baseball League Season to Commence, March 4th - Mar 3, 2017 - 12:50:26 PM

The Eleuthera Junior Baseball League of Rock Sound will be hosting the opening of its 2017 Baseball Season in Rock Sound on Saturday 4th March 2017 at 1:00.pm.

President Larry Forbes predicts that they will have a fantastic season this year as teams from Rock Sound, Green Castle, Tarpum Bay and Palmetto Point  will be participating in the Minor (9-12) Division, and Rock Sound and Green Castle will be participating in the Junior (13-15) Division.

Also there will be both Tee Ball and Coach Pitch Teams in Rock Sound. President Forbes extends an invitation to ALL other settlements on Eleuthera to join them in wholesome recreation and training for young boys and girls ages 5 to 15 throughout Eleuthera...
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Bahamas Judo Federation athletes all medal in Florida - Mar 2, 2017 - 10:46:49 PM

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Bahamas Judo had it's best international performance ever at the Florida Open on February 25th. All 18 athletes medalled! Some attained multiple medals for multiple divisions. In total a haul was made of 9 gold, 8 silver and 7 bronze. Trophies for 2nd Best Team overall, and best male senior athlete (Joshua Mcfall).

"This is the best performance we have ever had as a federation," said Sensei D'Arcy of the Bahamas Judo Federation. Three promotions to Black Belt by victory over other Black Belts. Best senior male athlete trophy (Joshua Mcfall). 2nd place overall team. Wow. Our sport has tipped..." 
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