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U-15 girls lose bronze medal game

TERELL McCoy in action during the bronze medal game against the Dominican Republic in the FIBA Centrobasket Under-15 Championships for women in Gurabo, Puerto Rico.

TERELL McCoy in action during the bronze medal game against the Dominican Republic in the FIBA Centrobasket Under-15 Championships for women in Gurabo, Puerto Rico.

As of Friday, July 1, 2022

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Dwaynae Knowles

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#IT was ultimately a fourth-place finish for Team Bahamas as they completed competition winless at the FIBA Centrobasket U15 Championships for women.

#The Bahamas lost 79-39 to the Dominican Republic yesterday in the bronze medal game in Gurabo, Puerto Rico.

#Terell McCoy led Team Bahamas with her second double double of the tournament – 13 points and 14 rebounds. Savannah Turnquest scored 11 with five assists, Geontae Simpson had five points and 10 rebounds, while Dwaynae Knowles added five points and seven rebounds.

#Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Dominican Republic will now qualify for the FIBA U16 Women’s Americas Championship in 2023.

#On Sunday, the Bahamas opened up tournament play with a 101-20 loss to Puerto Rico, before a 79-45 loss in the first meeting with the Dominican Republic. They followed with a 119-19 loss to Mexico in the playoff round prior to the bronze medal game.

#McCoy led the team in scoring and rebounding at 9.8 points and 10 rebounds per game. Turnquest averaged 6.5 points per game while Knowles averaged five points, 2.5 steals and 3.3 assists per game.

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World Championship team named

Shaunae Miller-Uibo and Steven Gardiner on their way to winning their 400 metres races at the Diamond League athletics meeting at Charlety stadium in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Shaunae Miller-Uibo and Steven Gardiner on their way to winning their 400 metres races at the Diamond League athletics meeting at Charlety stadium in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

As of Friday, July 1, 2022

#By BRENT STUBBS

#Senior Sports Reporter

#bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

#With the women’s 4 x 400 metre and mixed relay teams now added to the list, the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations will field a squad of 16 athletes for the World Championship in Eugene, Oregon, next month.

#Heading the list of competitors on Team Bahamas are reigning World champion and Olympic gold medallist Steven Gardiner and two-time Olympic champion Shaunae Miller- Uibo, along with World Indoor Championship silver medallist Devynne Charlton.

#Kendrick Thompson, the NACAC decathlon champion, along with 2002 World champion Donald Thomas, long jumper LaQuan Nairn and sprinters Anthonique Strachan, Tynia Gaither, Terrence Jones Jr and Samson Colebrooke.

#Just before the deadline for qualification on Monday, the Bahamas women’s 4 x 400m and the mixed relay teams both earned the 16th and final spots following the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations’ National Championships over the weekend to secure their spots at the World Championships.

#As a result of their performances, the BAAA named the women’s pool for both relays to include Miller-Uibo, Strachan, Megan Moss, Donneisha Anderson, Javonya Valcourt and Jenae Ambrose, while adding Gardiner, Alonzo Russell, Bradley Dormeus and Wanya McCoy to the men’s pool for the mixed relay.

#Head coach Rupert Gardiner said the team is a pretty good one and the management team is eager to work with them in Oregon for the championships from July 15-24.

#“We have some veterans like Shaunae and Steven and others like Anthonique Strachan, Tynia Gaither and Devynne Charlton and veteran like Donald Thomas and newcomers like LaQuan Nairn and Ken Mullings and both relay teams, so it’s a great team,” Gardiner said.

#“I expect them to do very well. Great things could happen for us. We have two relay teams and we expect that they will perform very well.”

#It was anticipated that the men’s 4 x 400m relay team would have also made the cut of the top 16 in the world, but they are the last team standing on the outside in 17th place. Should one of the top teams opt out of competing, the Bahamas could end up earning another team in the championships.

#Gardiner was a coach on the Bahamas team at the Olympic Games in 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

#He told Tribune Sports he anticipates that this team will perform very well and bring home a couple of medals.

#The team is scheduled to depart on July 12 in time to get acclimatised for the championships.

#Women team – Anthonique Strachan (100/200m/4×400/ mixed medley relays); Shaunae Miller-Uibo (200/400m/4x400m/mixed medley relays); TyNia Gaither (100/200m); Devynne Charlton (100m hurdles); Donneisha Anderson (4x400m/mixed relay); Javonya Valcourt (4 x 400m/ mixed relays) and Janae Ambrose (4x400m/mixed relays).

#Men’s team – Steven Gardiner – 400m/mixed medley relay); LaQuan Nairn (long jump); Terrence Jones (100m); Samson Colebrooke (100m); Ken Mullings (decathlon); Donald Thomas (high jump); Alonzo Russell (mixed relay); Bradley Dormeus (mixed relay) and Wayna McCoy (mixed relay).

  • The management team consists of the following:

#Rupert Gardiner – head coach; Shaun Miller Sr – assistant coach and James Rolle – jumps coach. Mabelene Miller – manager; Dionne Britton – assistant manager; Cindy Dorsett – team doctor and Pharez Cooper – therapist.

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Bahamas ready to host Dominican Republic

As of Friday, July 1, 2022

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BUDDY Hield and Deyton Albury.

#By BRENT STUBBS

#Senior Sports Reporter

#bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

#WHILE the men’s national basketball team is preparing to play the US Virgin Islands tonight, the focus will be on their home game on Monday night against the Dominican Republic at the Baha Mar resort.

#The Bahamas Basketball Federation, in conjunction with Baha Mar and Oak Tree Medical Center, the principal sponsors, released the names of the players yesterday and encouraged the public to come out and cheer for them in their bid to qualify for the World Cup.

#Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Mario Bowleg, who served previously as both the president of the BBF and the men’s national coach, said during the press conference yesterday at Baha Mar that the team only needs to win one of these two games in order to qualify.

#Federation secretary-general Jurelle Nairn-Mullings, who conducted the press conference, said Team Bahamas, with a highly accredited coaching staff that includes Chris DeMarco of the Golden State Warriors, Grand Bahamian Yolett McPhee- McCuin, the head coach of Ole Miss women’s team, Mikhail McLean, an assistant coach at the University of Houston and Steve Barnes, encouraged the Bahamian public to come out and watch a fantastic show on Monday night in what will be a pre-Independence celebration.

#Baha Mar’s senior vice president Robert Sands said they were delighted when they got the call from Bowleg less than 10 days ago to make it happen, they got the wheels in motion to make the venue a world-class facility.

#“Sports tourism is an integral part of the marketing that we have here at Baha Mar and will continue to propel the Bahamas as a leading sporting destination and also as a leading tourism destination,” Sands said as he congratulated the BBF, the team and its principal sponsors for including Baha Mar in this venture.

#Kristi Deveaux, chief executive officer of the Oak Tree Medical Center and a former junior national team member, said when Oak Tree was invited by the federation to sponsor the event, they could not have turned down the offer, especially with their presence at the press conference on her husband’s birthday. She noted that Dr Deveaux, the medical director at Oak Tree, joined her in wishing the team every success and they look forward to watching coach McPhee make history on the sidelines as the first female to coach the national team.

#“Oak Tree is delighted to be here and we invite everybody to come out with their Bahamian flag to cheer on the Bahamian team,” she said.

#Moses Johnson, a coach on the men’s national team, announced the team that is currently competing in the US Virgin Islands tonight before they come home and take on the Dominican Republic on Monday.

#The players are – Deyton Albury – guard; Dominick Bridgewater – guard; Jaron Cornish – guard; Joshua Dames – guard; Radshad Davis – guard/ forward; Shaquilio Fritz – center; Buddy Hield – guard; Danrad Knowles – forward; Zane Knowles – center; Franco Miller Jr. – guard; Travis Munnings – forward; David Nesbitt – forward; Kentwan Smith – forward and Mychel Thompson – forward.

#It was hoped that both NBA players Deandre Ayton, who is with the Phoenix Suns and Kai Jones of the Charlotte Hornets, would have suited up for this window, but both players passed up the opportunity because of prior commitments.

#The other members of the management team are LJ Rose, the director of basketball operations, Rodney Wilson as the head of delegation, Eugenia Patton and Alicia Greene as the athletic trainers and John Nutt as the public relations officer.

#Federation president Eugene Horton, who thanked Nairn and her team for the job they did in getting everything set up for the game, said the World Cup qualifier is an opportunity to get the Bahamas qualified for the next level.

#He noted that the inclusion of McPhee-McQuin as an assistant coach speaks of the power of women in sports and they are confident that she will be a valuable asset to the team.

#Horton also thanked both the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture for their involvement and participation in the promotion of the sport on the international scene.

#Bowleg said if the team can win one of these two games, they will qualify for the first time for the World Cup, and he thanked both Baha Mar and the Oak Tree Medical Center for partnering with the federation to make the journey possible.

#When he was coaching the team, Bowleg said he predicted that he would be in an administrative role when the team is on the verge of qualifying for the World Cup, but he never envisioned he would have been a politician.

#“I’m proud to be the Minister of Sports and on Monday, I’m asking all Bahamians to come out and see this team with a high qualified coach in Yolett McPhee- McCuin and players like Buddy Hield, so let’s come out and support this team,” Bowleg said.

#Both McPhee-McCuin and Hield addressed the media via Skype from where the team was getting ready to face the US Virgin Islands tonight.

#“A lot of sacrifices have been made by these young men and the coaches and supporting staff,” she said. “I think this is a good opportunity for basketball in the Bahamas to move forward.”

#Although track and field is considered the national flag carrier, McPhee-McCuin said basketball has a number of talented players who can make the sport a very competitive one and she’s just grateful to be a part of it.

#As for Hield, the Grand Bahamian native said he’s excited about coming home and playing in front of the Bahamian crowd.

#He thanked Baha Mar and Oak Tree for stepping up as sponsors and he encouraged the Bahamian fans to come out and watch an exciting game against Dominican Republic.

#Nairn-Mullings reminded everyone that tickets are priced at $30 for general admission, $60 for VIP and $250 for platinum, and are still available at BBFbasketball.com as well as onsite on game day, but she advised persons to get their tickets early and be in attendance in their Bahamian national colours to cheer on Team Bahamas. The doors open at 6pm on Monday and the tip off is at 7pm.

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Babe Ruth Region Caribbean Invitational July 7-11

As of Friday, July 1, 2022

#By RENALDO DORSETT

#Tribune Sports Reporter

#rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

#THE country’s best youth baseball talent will take on regional and international competition next weekend at the Babe Ruth Region Caribbean Championships and Invitational.

#A total of 16 teams from 13 countries are expected to compete in the U12 and U16 divisions July 7-11 at the newly renovated baseball fields at the Baillou Hills Complex.

#National Sports Authority chairman Greg Burrows Sr also serves as the Commisioner for Babe Ruth Baseball in the Caribbean.

#“My responsibility was mainly developing the brand in the region. The way I thought would be a good way to launch this brand was to host a tournament during our Independence.

#“I ended up at the NSA so I, immediately with the staff of the NSA and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force started the refurbishment of the Baillou Hills Fours,” he said. “I find that unless we create things, alot of us do not have the drive to do something. I’ve never seen so many people – once they have the understanding that something is happening – have the drive to get their hands dirty and start to develop those fields.”

#Ticket packages for the event can be purchased at the NSA office at the Thomas A Robinson Stadium. Five day packages for adults are available at $65 for adults and $20 for children. Daily rates are $15 for adults and $5 for children.

#SuperClubs Breezes will be the Games Village and teams are expected to begin arriving on July 4.

#Javier Bowe, head of government innovations at Cable Bahamas, spoke on his orgaisation’s role as a major stakeholder.

#“Once we were approached with sponsorship, our company gladly jumped in to assist with this worthwhile initiative,” he said. “We are happy to support this initiative. The support is from our CEO all the way down. We are excited to build on our mandate, connecting individuals and communities in a positive and meaningful way.”

#Bowe also serves as manager of one of two under- 12 teams The Bahamas will enter into the eight-team field. Lionel Ferguson Jr will serve as manager of the other U12 team while Greg Burrows Jr will be the manager of the U16 team.

#“We hosted showcases here in Nassau where each league sent their best players and the coaches had an opportunity to assess the players. We did the same thing in Grand Bahama to assess the talent. It was a very open process and each league was afforded an opportunity to make their players available,” Bowe said of the selection process. “We made the selections based on our criteria. There are no clubs, all teams have players represented from different leagues. We are all wearing Bahamas across our chest and that is what it is all about.”

#Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Mario Bowleg said the event is indicative of the current administration’s Sports in Paradise initiative.

#“We have to understand that the amount of money we invest in our youth determines the future of our nation. The little that we put into these events is not sufficient compared to the lives we save with these young men,” he said. “We have a lot of professional baseball players in our system. These U12 and U16 divisions, this is where they start. So the investment we as a people, as a government, the Sports in Paradise brand is not about just having heads in beds, it is about giving exposure to our young people, giving them the opportunity to explore the world.”

#A final schedule will be released in short order, pending confirmation from several outstanding teams.

#Each of the age groups will feature two divisions competing in pool play for the first three days of the tournament. All teams will go into a single elimination playoffs on Sunday, July 10.

#The opening ceremony will take place at 7pm on July 7 at the Thomas A Robinson Stadium.

#Admission is free of charge.

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National baseball stadium field ‘will be world class’

As of Friday, July 1, 2022

#By RENALDO DORSETT

#Tribune Sports Reporter

#rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

#AS baseball at all levels continues to take centre stage in the country, the timeline for completion of the much maligned Andre Rodgers National Baseball Stadium faces another possible delay.

#Minister of Youth, Sports, and Culture Mario Bowleg said that while the project continues its progression, completion will not be further hastened for a single event.

#Earlier this year, the Confederation of Caribbean Baseball (COCABE) announced that the fourth Caribbean Baseball Cup was set to be the first event hosted at the stadium December 4-11, 2022.

#“The deadline we had was to try and have that stadium completed for December. We know that the physical structure is just about 90-95 percent completed with some minor repairs going on right now. But at the end of the day, we believe that if we hold off until January, based on the field itself which needs to be settled, we would have time needed to compact that field before we put the surface on it,” Bowleg said.

#“We want to make sure that we don’t waste money and that it is prepared and ready to go. There is nothing more important to us than ensuring that that is ready, not an event.

#“We don’t want to be wasting money dealing with a stadium of that magnitude. We want to be able to attract professional baseball teams so that they come down in the spring seasons so we want to make sure that field is world class and it remains world class,” he said.

#Woslee Construction Company was originally contracted to build the stadium at a cost of approximately $25 million.

#Construction began in September 2016 and the original timeline for completion was set at 15 months, concluding in November 2017.

#Ensuing contractual disputes caused work to cease on the project and the edifice remained idle as costs of material, labour and the rise of Value Added Tax increased project expenditure.

#That figure was adjusted to $21.4 million, then increased to $27.5 million after contingency and provisional fees were added.

#In January 2022, Minister of Public Works and Utilities Alfred Sears said in the House of Assembly that an additional $31 million would be needed to complete the national baseball stadium project.

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Jay Fitness 5K was a success

As of Friday, July 1, 2022

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FEMALE competitors Ashanti Gibson, Sharon Kelly and Keisha Russell display their ‘sexy’ medals.

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Jay Fitness Bahamas instructor J Donavon Rolle, second from right, presents an appreciation award to Subway representatives Dion Miller and Shantika Jones.

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COMPETITORS CHERVEZ BROWN, Jamari Chea and Keith Gomez stretching. Photos courtesy of Derek Smith

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Competitors celebrating. Photo by 360 Designs and Images

#MACKEY Williams and Lesli Hanna emerged as the overall male and female walk winners, while Dexter Adderley and Eve Dorsette won the run segment of the 5-kilometre race.

#The event, held on Saturday, June 25 at St Augustine’s College, was organised by Jay Fitness Bahamas instructor J Donavon Rolle in his bid to do something different to inspire his clientele as well as raise some funds for the Bahamas Kidney Association.

#“I wanted to allow participants more freedom without road traffic and the terrain of the campus added another level of complexity,” said Rolle of the race dubbed “the Jay Way” and held at his alma mater.

#At the same time, Rolle said he wanted to do something different from the regular 5k, providing something fun with a little challenge.

#“It broke up the monotony over other road races that just go up one way and back,” Rolle said. “Hence we have “surprises” on the route. It was important for us to make sure that the novice runner found it entertaining and the more seasoned runner found it challenging.

#“We ensured that regardless of the fitness level that the event was one that every member of the family would enjoy.”

#After watching one of Jay fitness family members donate a kidney and continue to live a healthy lifestyle, Rolle said he wanted to make a contribution to the BKA, especially after they finally got a chance to stage an event coming out of the pandemic.

#“Kidney disease is on the rise you want to encourage more Bahamians to stay fit,” he said.

#“This year the organisers of 5K the Jay Way are excited to host yet another event.”

#In addition to their commitment in motivating others to lead healthier lifestyles, Rolle said they are dedicated to community building.

#“This year in addition to the tennis shoe drive which will provide shoes to those less fortunate, your financial support will allow us to donate to those affected by kidney disease,” he said.

#“This will also assist in bringing awareness to this disease that continues to increase in The Bahamas.”

#The winners are listed here:

#Male Walker – 1. Mackey Williams; 2. Erle Bethell; 3. Michael Dillett.

#Female Walker – 1. Liesl Hanna; 2. Latina Rolle; 3. Tia Johnson. Male Runner – 1. Dexter Adderley; 2. Perez Willie; 3. Andrew Gardiner.

#Female Runner – 1. Eve Dorsette; 2. Romona Lewis; 3. Lapeedra Damianos.

#Youth Walker – 1. Khyda Hanna; 2. Nadlyn Rolle.

#Youth Runner – 1. Denaja Minus.

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Team Bahamas 4th at the Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships

TEAM Bahamas fell short of their goal of getting into the top three with a fourth-place finish at the Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships in Humacao, Puerto Rico.

TEAM Bahamas fell short of their goal of getting into the top three with a fourth-place finish at the Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships in Humacao, Puerto Rico.

As of Friday, July 1, 2022

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#By BRENT STUBBS

#Senior Sports Reporter

#bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

#TEAM Bahamas fell short of their goal of getting into the top three with a fourth-place finish at the Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships in Humacao, Puerto Rico.

#The championship was completed yesterday with the Bahamas earning a total of 37.00 points. Puerto Rico took advantage of their home turf by winning the overall crown with 52.00. The Dominican Republic was second with 42.00 and Jamaica was third with 39.00.

#Bahamas team manager Gina Gonzalez-Rolle said she was very proud of the team’s performance.

#“The conditions were a little rough and what golfers would say was really rough,” she said. “It rained off and on, the field got flooded but because there was no rain since March the ground sucked it up and the kids continued to play.

#“The players braved it well and look forward to playing next year in the Cayman Islands.”

#The top finishers for Team Bahamas came from Aidan Gorospe, Kerrington Rolle and Heathcliffe Kane, the team captain. Kane also won the Izzy Marley Sportsmanship Award in his final year representing the junior team.

#Aidan Gorospe had the best individual finish for the Bahamas with a two-way tie for second place in the boys 13-and-under division with Puerto Rico’s Fernando Leduc. Gorospe shot a three-day total of 73-79-81-233, while Leduc did 76-79-78.

#Puerto Rico’s Evan Pena, who was tied with Gorospe with the early lead on day one, won the divisional title with 73-74-81 for his total of 228.

#In the under-15 boys division, Jackson Mactaggart was 7th with 249 (79-88-82); Camdyn Forbes ended up in a two-way tie for 14th with 275 (90-94- 91) and Rhan Miller was 17th with 291 (101-103-87).

#Cayman Island’s Danny Lyne emerged as the divisional champion with 226 (75-75-76).

#Bahamas Golf Federation men’s national champion Heathcliff Kane placed sixth in the boys’ 18-and-under division with 231 (75-81-75) and national men’s runner-up Alexander Dupuch was tied for 14th with 244 (84-82-78).

#Puerto Rico’s Kelvin Hernandez, turning in a solid performance, won the divisional crown with 210 after he shot impressive rounds of 73, 68 and 69.

#Haley Hall, the lone competitor in the girls’ 13-and-under division, was sixth with 274, shooting 86, 94 and 94. Puerto Rico’s Ava Saavedra won with 237 (79-82-76).

#In the girls’ 15-and-under, Chemari Pratt finished ninth with 281, although she managed to bounce back after her opening round of 101 with 85 and 95 on the final two days. Jamaica’s Samantha Azan was the divisional winner with 231 (74-79-78).

#And Tyesha Tynes rounded out Team Bahamas’ participation in the girls’ under-18 division where she was 10th with 271 (94-90-87).

#Jamaica’s Emily Mayne won the divisional title with 224 (74-70-80).

#Lemon Gorospe was the team’s head coach, assisted by Georgette Rolle-Harris and Frederick Taylor.

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Wanda Diamond League: Gaither 4th in 200m, Charlton 5th in 100m hurdles

As of Friday, July 1, 2022

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TyNia Gaither and Devynne Charlton.

#By BRENT STUBBS

#Senior Sports Reporter

#bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

#AFTER their victories at the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations’ National Track and Field Championships over the weekend, TyNia Gaither and Devynne Charlton got fourth and fifth respectively in their return to the Wanda Diamond League on Thursday.

#Gaither, the 29-year-old national 100m champion, moved up to the women’s 200m where she placed fourth in 23.06 seconds, while the 26-year-old Charlton, coming off her national record-breaking performance, was fifth in her specialty event in the women’s 100m hurdles in 12.65.

#Gaither, a third-place finisher behind Shaunae Miller-Uibo and Anthonique Strachan in the 200m at the nationals, got left in the blocks, but she came off the curve and made up some ground on the home stretch.

#The race came down to a photo finish as Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith got the win over Switzerland’s Mujinga Kambundi after they both clocked 22.37. Denmark’s Ida Karstoft was third in 22.90.

#With her performance, Gaither earned five points to join Miller-Uibo, American Tamara Clark and Poland’s Nikola Horowska for ninth place in the Wanda Diamond League standings, while Asher-Smith surged out front with 20 points. Strachan is tied with Ivory Coast’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou and Gambian’s Gina Bass with four apiece.

#Charlton, the World Championship indoor silver medallist, got the early lead in the 10 flights of hurdles, but mid-way into the race Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn and the rest of the field surged ahead. While Camacho- Quinn went on to secure the win in 12.46 seconds, Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan got second in 12.50,

#American Nia Ali was third in 12.53 and Jamaican Danielle Williams got fourth in a season’s best of 12.59.

#Charlton’s time was off her new Bahamian national record of 12.60 that she posted last Friday night at the nationals. Despite her finish, Charlton is now tied for second place with Camacho-Quinn with 16 points each in the Diamond League standings, which has Amusan on top with 22.

#This was the eighth in the 12-race series for the Wanda Diamond League that began in Doha, Qatar on May 13 and will wrap up in Brussels, Belgium on September 2 before the finals take place in Zurich, Switzerland, September 7-8.

#The next meet in the series will take place on August 6 in Silesia, Poland.

#Charlton, now a grad assistant coach at the University of Kentucky where she’s training under Bahamian coach Rolando ‘Lonnie’ Greene, is looking for her first global medal on the outdoor scene this year at the World Championships.

#Gaither is expected to run the sprint double in Eugene with Strachan, while Miller- Uibo is expected to join them both in the 200m.

#Miller-Uibo, however, will have her priority on the 400m where she was the reigning runner-up from Doha, Qatar in 2019.

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Team Bahamas suffers another lopsided loss

The Bahamas under-15 girls basketball team at the FIBA Centrobasket Under-15 Girls Championship at the Coliseo Fernando ‘Rube’ Hernandez in Gurabo, Puerto Rico.

The Bahamas under-15 girls basketball team at the FIBA Centrobasket Under-15 Girls Championship at the Coliseo Fernando ‘Rube’ Hernandez in Gurabo, Puerto Rico.

As of Thursday, June 30, 2022

#TEAM Bahamas suffered another lopsided loss to Puerto Rico and remains winless headed into the bronze medal game at the FIBA Centrobasket Under-15 Championships for women.

#Puerto Rico took an 83-37 win over The Bahamas last night at the Fernando Hernandez Colesium in Gurabo, Puerto Rico.

#Terell McCoy led the team with a double double – 14 points and a game high 11 rebounds – while Savannah Turnquest scored 12.

#Dwaynae Knowles finished with six points, seven rebounds, seven assists and five steals.

#Desirek Nieves led Puerto Rico with a game high 18 points while Mia Canales scored 10.

#The Bahamas won the rebounding edge for the first time all tournament, 49-43.

#They also had their most productive period in the tournament when they were outscored by just seven in the fourth quarter, 23-16. Puerto Rico took an early 17-7 lead at the end of one and took a 45-18 lead at the half.

#Andica Curtis’ lone basket of the game was The Bahamas only field goal in the third quarter when they were outscored 15-3. They trailed 60-21 headed into the fourth.

#The Bahamas is now slated to face the Dominican Republic in the bronze medal game at 5:15pm today local time. Mexico and Puerto Rico will follow with the gold medal game at 8pm.

#The top three teams in the championships will qualify for the FIBA Under-16 Women’s Americas Championship in 2023.

#In the first meeting against the Dominican Republic, The Bahamas suffered a 79-45 loss.

#On Sunday, the Bahamas opened up tournament play with a 101-20 loss to Puerto Rico, before the loss to the DR.

#They followed with a 119-19 loss to Mexico prior to yesterday’s playoff round.

Team Bahamas suffers another lopsided loss The Bahamas under-15 girls basketball team at the FIBA Centrobasket Under-15 Girls Championship at the Coliseo Fernando ‘Rube’ Hernandez in Gurabo, Puerto Rico. The Bahamas under-15 girls basketball team at the FIBA Centrobasket Under-15 Girls Championship at the Coliseo Fernando ‘Rube’ Hernandez in Gurabo, Puerto Rico. As of Thursday, June 30, 2022 Sign in to favorite thisDiscuss Comment, Blog about Share this Email, Facebook, Twitter #TEAM Bahamas suffered another lopsided loss to Puerto Rico and remains winless headed into the bronze medal game at the FIBA Centrobasket Under-15 Championships for women. #Puerto Rico took an 83-37 win over The Bahamas last night at the Fernando Hernandez Colesium in Gurabo, Puerto Rico. #Terell McCoy led the team with a double double – 14 points and a game high 11 rebounds – while Savannah Turnquest scored 12. #Dwaynae Knowles finished with six points, seven rebounds, seven assists and five steals. #Desirek Nieves led Puerto Rico with a game high 18 points while Mia Canales scored 10. #The Bahamas won the rebounding edge for the first time all tournament, 49-43. #They also had their most productive period in the tournament when they were outscored by just seven in the fourth quarter, 23-16. Puerto Rico took an early 17-7 lead at the end of one and took a 45-18 lead at the half. #Andica Curtis’ lone basket of the game was The Bahamas only field goal in the third quarter when they were outscored 15-3. They trailed 60-21 headed into the fourth. #The Bahamas is now slated to face the Dominican Republic in the bronze medal game at 5:15pm today local time. Mexico and Puerto Rico will follow with the gold medal game at 8pm. #The top three teams in the championships will qualify for the FIBA Under-16 Women’s Americas Championship in 2023. #In the first meeting against the Dominican Republic, The Bahamas suffered a 79-45 loss. #On Sunday, the Bahamas opened up tournament play with a 101-20 loss to

Team Bahamas suffers another lopsided loss

The Bahamas under-15 girls basketball team at the FIBA Centrobasket Under-15 Girls Championship at the Coliseo Fernando ‘Rube’ Hernandez in Gurabo, Puerto Rico.

The Bahamas under-15 girls basketball team at the FIBA Centrobasket Under-15 Girls Championship at the Coliseo Fernando ‘Rube’ Hernandez in Gurabo, Puerto Rico.

As of Thursday, June 30, 2022

#TEAM Bahamas suffered another lopsided loss to Puerto Rico and remains winless headed into the bronze medal game at the FIBA Centrobasket Under-15 Championships for women.

#Puerto Rico took an 83-37 win over The Bahamas last night at the Fernando Hernandez Colesium in Gurabo, Puerto Rico.

#Terell McCoy led the team with a double double – 14 points and a game high 11 rebounds – while Savannah Turnquest scored 12.

#Dwaynae Knowles finished with six points, seven rebounds, seven assists and five steals.

#Desirek Nieves led Puerto Rico with a game high 18 points while Mia Canales scored 10.

#The Bahamas won the rebounding edge for the first time all tournament, 49-43.

#They also had their most productive period in the tournament when they were outscored by just seven in the fourth quarter, 23-16. Puerto Rico took an early 17-7 lead at the end of one and took a 45-18 lead at the half.

#Andica Curtis’ lone basket of the game was The Bahamas only field goal in the third quarter when they were outscored 15-3. They trailed 60-21 headed into the fourth.

#The Bahamas is now slated to face the Dominican Republic in the bronze medal game at 5:15pm today local time. Mexico and Puerto Rico will follow with the gold medal game at 8pm.

#The top three teams in the championships will qualify for the FIBA Under-16 Women’s Americas Championship in 2023.

#In the first meeting against the Dominican Republic, The Bahamas suffered a 79-45 loss.

#On Sunday, the Bahamas opened up tournament play with a 101-20 loss to Puerto Rico, before the loss to the DR.

#They followed with a 119-19 loss to Mexico prior to yesterday’s playoff round.

Suns make qualifying offer to Ayton

DEANDRE Ayton in action.

DEANDRE Ayton in action.

As of Thursday, June 30, 2022

#By RENALDO DORSETT

#Tribune Sports Reporter

#rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

#The NBA free agency period begins in earnest today (see sidebar) and the contract situation between Deandre Ayton and the Phoenix Suns remains one of the most speculated on the market.

#Earlier this week, the Suns tendered a $16.4 million qualifying offer to Ayton, which will make him a restricted free agent on July 1.

#With the offer, the Suns now have the ability to match any offer sheet Ayton may sign with another franchise.

#Teams may officially begin negotiating with free agents beginning today at 6pm and can begin signing them to contracts as early as July 6.

#Should Ayton accept the qualifying offer, he becomes an unrestricted free agent next summer.

#The fourth-year centre, at the end of his rookie deal, has been linked in several sign and trade scenarios or team’s outright offering the max contract his representation seeks.

#During the NBA Draft Combine in May, Ayton’s agent Bill Duffy discussed his client’s future on SiriusXM’s NBA show.

#“We’re disappointed. We wanted a max contract,” Duffy said. “He went out and was a soldier the whole year, played well, improved his statistics. So, we’re proud of him. A lot of guys handle things differently, but he was very mature about it. Things will work out for Deandre. He’s a valuable player. There’s other teams in the league as well. He’s a restricted free agent, so we’ll see how this process unfolds.”

#Suns general manager James Jones reiterated his organisation’s desire to keep its former no.1 overall pick under contract moving forward.

#“Nothing has changed on our end. We haven’t said anything different. DA remains a huge part of what we do and he’s a free agent. So we’ll talk about free agency when that time comes, but that hasn’t changed,” Jones said following last week’s NBA Draft.

#“I think you hear his teammates. They echo the same sentiment that we have. This team is a really good team and we’re going to keep it together.”

#As a restricted free agent, Ayton is free to sign an offer sheet with another franchise but the Suns would still have the ability to match the deal and retain his rights if they choose to do so.

#In his fourth season, the 23-year-old centre averaged 17.2 points on a career high 63 percent from the field and 10.2 rebounds per game in 58 appearances.

#Contract negotiations between Ayton and the Suns reached an impasse last April after both sides failed to reach an agreement on a rookie contract extension.

#He was eligible for a five-year, $172.5 million extension that could have reached as much as $207 million if he reached benchmarks and incentives.

#Ayton appeared in only 17 minutes of the Suns’ 123-90 elimination loss to the Dallas Mavericks in game seven of the Western Conference semifinals.

#Several players in Ayton’s 2018 NBA draft class have received max contract extensions, including Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks, Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Jaren Jackson Jr of the Memphis Grizzlies, Kevin Huerter of the Atlanta Hawks and Michael Porter Jr of the Denver Nuggets.

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