Sports Scope

Major Olympics decision looms for sports leaders

FROM LEFT Romell Knowles, Present Olympic President and Sir Arlington Butler, BOA chief in 1980

As the Coronavirus infections number grows in Japan, the 2020 Olympic Games extravaganza, due to get started on July 24, appears to be threatened. The Government of Japan, the Olympic Organizing Committee there, and, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) are all in a quandary as to a definite course of action. Although the Japanese Olympic…
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Colin “Troppy” Knowles, A forgotten sports icon


Those who observed Colin “Troppy” Knowles over the last four decades, before his death, several years ago, would remember him as the sort of laid-back mentor of athletes. His sports club discovered and nurtured youthful athletes in softball, basketball and track and field. Knowles indeed, provided the very foundation for the development of many who…
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Sidney “Moon” McPhee, the other twin deserves Hall of Fame status


Eight years ago, in this very space, I brought to the attention of readers, the awesome contribution to national sports development by, yes, that “other” McPhee.  Reference is to the older twin, Sidney McPhee, also known as “Moon,”  just like his more famous brother, Coach Gladstone McPhee. Ironically, while Gladstone, the younger brother by a…
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Buddy Hield at pivotal point in NBA career

Buddy Hield

Sacramento Kings Coach Luke Walton sent Grand Bahama native Buddy Hield, the best shooter on the team, to the bench several weeks before the NBA All-Star break and has maintained the team structure following the classic. Walton might be interested only in getting the best team performance. The Kings are playing slightly above .500 during…
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