Recent Posts by Fred Sturrup, Sports Scope

Govt. challenged to foster sports-friendly approach

The present central administration inherited an approach to sports that was quite friendly. In fact, a glowing light for the former Progressive Liberal Party Government was its great success in heightening the Bahamas Sports Brand through the hosting of international sports events; and the depth of its sponsorship of a sports/tourism environment, inclusive of the…
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Saluting Charlie “Softly” Robins

Today, I salute Charlie “Softly” Robins. The Bahamian sports icon is dealing with some health challenges at the moment and informed me recently that he will soon be opting out of the presidency of the Bahamas Basketball Federation.That is, before the next annual general meeting, he plans to resign. “That’s it for me. I’ve given…
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Commonwealth Boxing Salute event to provide training of officials forum

Yesteryear when professional officiating certificates were not required, boxing in The Bahamas still was afforded quality personnel such as George “Boo” Wilmore, Cyril Smith and Nelson Chipman. Former middleweight champion Sammy Isaacs also engaged in officiating at times upon his retirement. They presided over orderly bouts and visiting boxing folks admired their work in the…
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Lebron facing unfair criticisms

Lebron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers’ teammates crashed out of the recent National Basketball Association (NBA) championship round in four games. The Golden State Warriors simply overwhelmed the Cavaliers from the overtime segment of the first game to the over-matched final quarters of the fourth contest. Out of the fray of a four-game sweep and…
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