Bahamas gets first win at Centrobasket

The Bahamas women’s national basketball team won its first game of the 2018 Centrobasket Championships in Puerto Rico yesterday. Behind a team-high 15 points from Tracey Lewis, The Bahamas pulled off a 60-57 win over Costa Rica. Sholanda Neely had 14 points in the win and Brea Forbes chipped in with 13 points. Natalia Gomez […]

Clarke, Armbrister compete in junior tennis tournament

Local players got off to a good start at the 2018 Tobago Junior International Tennis Federation (ITF) Tournament in Trinidad and Tobago. Sydney Clarke is competing in the girl singles division, while Donte Armbrister is competing in both boys’ singles and doubles competition. In her opener, Clarke defeated Selene Kentish from Antigua and Barbuda in […]

Jones named AP sixthwoman of the year

Jonquel Jones was named the Associated Press’ Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) Sixthwoman of the year yesterday. The award was voted on by the 14-media house panel that votes on the league’s weekly awards. Jones, who got off to a slow start to the season, has come on strong down the stretch for the Sun. […]

Gardiner, Barry win in Poland meet

Olympian Steven Gardiner and Trevor Barry were the only winners from the region yesterday at the Kamili Skolimowskiej Memorial track meet in Poland. Gardiner, who competed for the first time since June, set a new meet record of 44.43 seconds to cruise to an easy win. Gardiner finished almost a second better than Poland’s Karol […]

Miller, Gibson medal at Commonwealth Games

Team Bahamas captured two more medals on Thursday at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, bringing the country’s total medal count to three. Shaunae Miller-Uibo won gold in the women’s 200-metre (m) dash in a new games record of 22.09 seconds, smashing Debbie Ferguson’s old record of 22.20 seconds. Shericka Jackson, from Jamaica, was second […]

NFL competition committee to recommend catch rule changes

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The NFL’s catch rule would get less complicated if team owners approve recommendations from the powerful competition committee. One of the first orders of business when the league’s annual meetings begin Monday in Orlando, Florida, will be a proposal by the committee to clarify what is a catch. Commissioner Roger […]

A hero’s welcome for Water Polo team

The Bahamas water polo team received a hero’s welcome at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) upon their return home Monday night. Scores of parents, delegates and media swarmed the International Arrivals section of the airport to greet the athletes that made history in Kingston, Jamaica this past weekend, by sweeping the Caribbean Free Trade […]

BOC names Commonwealth Games team

With less than a month before the start of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, the Bahamas Olympic Committee (BOC) on Monday, ratified the 31-member team that will represent The Bahamas in Gold Coast, Australia. The games which features 19 sporting disciplines, is set for April 4-15 at the Carrara Stadium. The Bahamas will compete in seven events, including […]

BAAA ratifies 80-member CARIFTA team

Following two grueling days of competition at the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) IL Cares Foundation Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA) Trials, the BAAA yesterday ratified the team that will represent The Bahamas at home over Easter weekend. With the competition being held in New Providence, Team Bahamas will be able to field a […]

Nairn plays final game with MSU

Lourawls “Tum Tum” Nairn played the final game of his collegiate career yesterday with the Michigan State Spartans. Much like the rest of the season, Nairn played a reduced role, logging just two minutes in a 55-53 loss to No. 11 ranked Syracuse, the last team selected for the field of 68. Nairn and the […]

Jones, Shanxi XR face must-win situation

Jonquel Jones and Shanxi XR face a must-win situation on Wednesday after falling 82-55 to Beijing yesterday in the second game of the Women’s Chinese Basketball Association’s (WCBA) best-of-five championship series. Jones finished the game with 20 points and 15 rebounds, however, it was no match for Beijing’s defense, which held Shanxi to just 16-for-35 shooting from […]

Ayton leads Wildcats to Pac-12 

Deandre Ayton continues to prove why he’s widely considered as one of the best big men to pass through the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the past decade, adding to his legacy with a 32-point,18-rebound performance in Arizona’s 75-61 over USC to capture the Pac-12 title on Saturday. “The dominance he just put forth, if […]

Four Bahamians compete at NCAA Indoor Championships

Four of the country’s premier collegiate track and field athletes competed in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) Division I Men’s and Women’s Indoor Championships at Giliam Stadium. Carmeisha Cox was a part of the Purdue women’s 4×400 meter (m) relay team that finished second overall in a Big Ten Conference record 3:28.82 in the […]

Athletes qualify for CARIFTA at nationals

Hundreds of the country’s premier high school track and field athletes have converged at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium for the Government Secondary Schools Sports Association (GSSSA) Championships, with more than just school pride on the brain. Unlike the Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools (BAISS) Championships, the GSSSA nationals focus on individual performances […]

CARIFTA announces event sponsors

With less than three weeks remaining before the start of the CARIFTA Track and Field Championships, the event’s Local Organizing Committee (LOC) yesterday introduced the event’s sponsors to the general public. The junior championships will now be known as the 2018 BJ Nottage Flow CARIFTA Games, and will take place in New Providence, from March […]

CONCACAF announces Nations League format

The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced the details and structure of its new Nations League competition this week. The event is slated for September in Miami, Florida. CONCACAF begins with a one-off qualifying phase, while the group phase – comprised of three tiered leagues – will kick off next […]

Coleby ready to begin Conference USA Tournament run

After overcoming a regular season filled with injuries and mishaps, Dwight Coleby and the Western Kentucky University (WKU) Hilltoppers come into the Conference USA tournament as one of the highest ranked seeds. Coleby is in the midst of his best season as a collegiate player and now, the redshirt senior is looking to take No. […]