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Eddie Ford at peace with health issues


I was sent an updated photo of Eddie Ford on Wednesday and it had quite a surreal effect on me. No, I wasn’t hallucinating, but it was strange indeed having to flip my mind quickly from the once robust, remarkably-athletic specimen to an Eddie Ford who is in a serious health battle. The once super…
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Enthusiastic exchange program sparked development of softball

Four decades ago, The Bahamas was noted worldwide for its softball prowess. In fact, on both sides of the gender line, The Bahamas had earned upper echelon status as the No. 3 ranked country in the world. For sure, we were that good in softball. It is important to note, that while we have had…
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Bahamas could lose quality athletes to interested European nations

Jonquel Jones driving

Two decades ago, Australia made a genuine offer to a Bahamian elite athlete. Mostly, because of a patriotic spirit, the athlete in question declined the offer, even though the prospect of being set financially for life, was tempting. Bahamian athletes have been able to do so much better with financial rewards from other countries, compared…
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