Sports Scope

Hield dealing with distraction as rookie season moves along

Fred Sturrup

Buddy Hield, during this present rookie season with the New Orleans Pelicans, has not put up numbers anywhere near those that made him the top collegiate player in the United States, at Oklahoma University.   The numbers are meager, considering the high expectations. He is averaging just 8.6 points per game, 2.9 rebounds and 1.4…
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Sports neglect in GB still an issue

Fred Sturrup

One day, the government is congratulated for how it addresses sports.   Very soon though, it becomes necessary to point out a glaring inefficiency.   It is disturbing to many in Grand Bahama that the Government of The Bahamas, through its agencies (Ministry for Grand Bahama, National Sports Authority and the Ministry of Sports) has…
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Commonwealth Youth Games giving Bahamas high sports hosting profile

Fred Sturrup

For a while, the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games, slated for July 18-23 in The Bahamas, looked to be continually upstaged by two other international sports events being hosted in the country this year.   Reference is the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Beach Soccer World Cup (April 27-May 7) and the International Association of…
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PLP Government given high praise by Youth Games Chairman Miller

Fred Sturrup

The Progressive Liberal Party Government, under Prime Minister Perry Christie, has been highly praised.   Bahamas Olympic Committee President Wellington Miller, on Monday, lauded the Christie Government for its “Intense and proactive approach” to sports development and he said that largely because of this central administration, the historic Commonwealth Youth Games will be a “huge”…
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