Jon rams his way into WGC - Dell Match Play semi-finals
- Mar 25, 2017 - 7:34:05 PM
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.
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...
Rahm leads Euro charge at WGC - Dell Match Play
- Mar 24, 2017 - 10:06:49 PM
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.
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...
Bahamas CARIFTA Judo Team 2017 Announced
- Mar 24, 2017 - 11:31:43 AM
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.
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...
Three Bahamian Junior Tennis Players Shine Overseas
- Mar 24, 2017 - 2:52:53 AM
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...
BTC Injects Almost $400,000 Into Major Sporting Events
- Mar 22, 2017 - 2:40:32 PM
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...
BAAA High School Relays, March 15 - 17
- Mar 14, 2017 - 12:42:31 AM
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
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...
Mark Mendelblatt and Magnus Liljedahl (USA) are the winners of the Bacardi Cup 2017
- Mar 11, 2017 - 3:00:10 PM
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
West End International boat races kick off April 21
- Mar 10, 2017 - 12:18:19 PM
Event organizers are planning for the inaugural West End International
race day April 22 and 23 at West End Village in Grand Bahama Island.
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...
Atlantis Returns As Platinum Sponsor For SIRW
- Mar 10, 2017 - 7:15:29 AM
Atlantis, Paradise Island will return as a Platinum sponsor for the 9th annual Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend (SIRW).
which includes the Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure® and
Sunshine Insurance Marathon Bahamas (SIMB), will take place January
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...
BTC partners with FIFA World Cup Soccer Games
- Mar 10, 2017 - 6:19:33 AM
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
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...
Bahamas to face Switzerland, Senegal and Ecuador at FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
- Mar 10, 2017 - 1:58:50 AM
The Bahamas faces Switzerland first when the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2017 kicks off on April 27.
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.
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...
Conchman Triathlon Committee Prepares for 2017
- Mar 9, 2017 - 12:37:45 PM
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.
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...
MLB player Antoan Richardson retires from professional baseball
- Mar 9, 2017 - 11:41:40 AM
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...
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...
New high school opening at Albany with elite sports academy
- Mar 7, 2017 - 10:12:09 AM
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...
Team Commonwealth Rides for Hope
- Mar 7, 2017 - 7:57:56 AM
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
“Please, dear God, don’t let me have a heart attack and die right here,” he prayed.
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...
UB Mingoes Win Their First Game
- Mar 5, 2017 - 11:07:32 AM
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...
UB Athletic Brand Launched with 'UB Blue Day and Pep Rally'
- Mar 3, 2017 - 5:06:12 PM
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...
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)
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...
Bahamas Judo Federation athletes all medal in Florida
- Mar 2, 2017 - 10:46:49 PM
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