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International parent sports federations insist upon members’ independence

FATMA SAMOURA—FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura headed a delegation to Spain to have talks with the country’s sports minister, regarding government -meddling concerns.

Independence of member bodies is an entitlement international sports federations insist upon. Through the years, communist and socialist governments have gotten away with meddling in the affairs of sporting bodies within their jurisdictions and because of the secret environments, some infractions have fallen through the cracks. However generally, international parent sports organizations have fiercely guarded…
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Bahamian Jonquel Jones shooting for another basketball milestone

Jonquel Jones

Writing about Jonquel Jones never gets unexciting. Jones has become such a wonderfully eventful athlete, who deserves all of the encouragement and accolades she gets from this forum and elsewhere. It is well documented, her rise to being one of the world’s best female basketball players over the last two years. Two seasons in the…
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Tom Brady casts large shadow over game of American Football

Few sports heroes can compare with New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady, in producing dominating careers for lengthy periods of time. In boxing, Jack Dempsey, Jack Johnson, Sugar Ray Robinson and Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali were magnificent, beyond the ‘normal’ greatness of their peers. For soccer (or English Football), there was Pele. Hockey had Gordie Howe…
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WR Philip Dorsett, a quandary for Bahamian followers of NFL

Phillip Dorsett does not get into action afield very much but I think of him, as one of the key deep threat wide receivers on the New England Patriots team. He is actually about the fourth wide receiver choice for future Hall of Famer Tom Bradley, but following his sensational grab of a 31-yard pass…
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