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Comets strike on day 1

LEADER OF THE PACK: Athletes compete yesterday on day one of the BAISS Track and Field Championships at the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium. SEE MORE PHOTOS ON PAGES 4 & 5 Photo: Shawn Hanna/Tribune Staff

Eleven new meet records set

By RENALDO DORSETT Sports Reporter rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

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leven new meet records were set, and the twoteam race for the 2017 Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools Track and Field title has already developed atop the standings following day one. The two-time defending champions Queen’s College Comets streaked ahead of the field and set the pace with an already dominant performance. The Comets posted 449 points, 53 points ahead of perennial powerhouse St Augustine’s College Big Red Machine, who scored 396 yesterday at the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium. The familiar foes have quickly emerged as the lone contenders yet again for this year’s title as the St Anne’s Blue Waves stand in third with 132 points, the St John’s College Giants are fourth with 96

points while the Nassau Christian Academy Crusaders round out the top five with 91 points. The remainder of the field includes the Temple Christian Suns with 66.50 points, Jordan Prince William Falcons (53.50 points), Kingsway Academy Saints (32 points), Aquinas College Aces (24 points), St Andrew’s School Hurricanes (23 points), Westminster College Diplomats (22 points) and Charles W Saunders Cougars (14 points). In addition to the new meet records set on day one, six athletes surpassed the CARIFTA qualifying standards. The Big Red Machine’s Megan Moss took the Under-16 girls’ 400m in 54.96 seconds. She surpassed the previous meet record of 56.72 and the U-18 CARIFTA

standard of 57.00. In the U-18 girls’ event, the top three finishers - Wendira Moss of St John’s (54.94), Marrisa White of SAC (56.62) and Tyler Gray of St Anne’s (56.88) all surpassed the previous record in the division and the aforementioned CARIFTA standard. On the boys’ side, the top three finishers in the U-14 boys’ 400m all surpassed the previous 20-year-old meet record of 1:00.30, with SAC’s Otto Laing in first place at 53.42, the Comets’ Antonio Bethel at 54.24 and SAC’s Shimar Bain at 58.69. Bethel also set a new record of his own in the long jump with a new mark of 5.31m to erase the 17-year-old mark of 5.18m. In the U-16 boys’ 400m, Kendrick Major of Queen’s College set

a new mark in the event in 49.84, followed by teammate Ethan Hanna in 50.47 and Raymond Oriaki of SAC in 50.92. Oriaki would return to break an 11-year-old meet record in the 80mH with his time of 11.41. The middle distance events also produced a new meet record in the U-14 girls’ 1,200m with first place going to the Comets’ Devin Cuffy-Bethel in 4:04.49. Breyanna Kemp of CW Saunders (4:15.04), and Esther Simms of St John’s (4:19.83) surpassed the old record of 5:39.92. Several records also fell in the field. The Comets’ Shaunece Miller set a new mark of 1.45m in the U-14 girls’ high jump while Jordan Lewis of Temple Christian set a new mark in the U-18 boys’ discus with his throw of 42.04 me-

tres. The Big Red Machine also produced a pair of CARIFTA qualifying sprint hurdlers. Oscar Smith ran 14.27 in the U-18 boys’ 110mH to dip below the necessary 14.70, while Travonte Mott took the U-20 boys’ race in 14.00 ahead of the 14.50 pace. Doniesha Anderson set a new record of 1.73m in the U-20 girls’ high jump and also took first place in the 400m in 55.56. The Comets’ Lavardo Henfield also took home two first place finishes on day one, winning both the U-20 boys’ 400m (48.77) and long jump (6.72m). Full results can be found at www.tekresults.net The Comets are currently ahead of last year’s pace when they posted 462 points on day one – 28 points ahead of the Big Red Machine who scored 434. They went on to lead the duration of the meet and win with a total of 1,477 points while SAC was second with 1365.

Official launch of ‘Team Bahamas’ CARIFTA movement By RENALDO DORSETT Sports Reporter rdorsett@tribunemedia.net THE 2017 CARIFTA season is set to be a busy one for Team Bahamas as the country prepares for competition both at home and abroad in several sporting disciplines. The “Team Bahamas” CARIFTA movement gathered at the Thomas A Robinson Stadium for the official launch to its season and to begin galvanising support from the general public. National federations representing judo, swimming, water polo and athletics will all field participating teams in April. The Bahamas was selected by the Caribbean Judo Confederation to host the inaugural edition of judo at CARIFTA April 5-9 at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium. Athletes ranging from age 13-20 will compete over the course of the event, expected to include approximately 120 participants. The Bahamas has a strong reputation in the region with many Bahamian junior judo athletes winning gold medals at regional tournaments like the Barbados International Open. Judo is currently practiced on several islands

in the Bahamas including the capital, Abaco, Bimini and Grand Bahama. “We’re very blessed to have such a good working government environment to be able to host CARIFTA Judo,” Bahamas Judo Federation executive D’Arcy Rahming Jr said. “The main competition is going to be on the seventh, so keep that date open. Eight teams are coming in, possibly nine. The athletes, we are getting the organisation done right now. The athletes are lifting weights everyday and training everyday after school.” The CARIFTA Water Polo Championships will run concurrently with judo April 7-9 at the Betty Kelly Kenning-Aquatic Centre. Chris Illing, head coach of Bahamas Water Polo, said the sport has seen tremendous growth within the last decade and hosting this event is evidence of that growth. “Back in 2004 we had one team, now we have three teams in three age categories. There will be over 20 teams coming from seven participating countries so we will have a lot of matches,” he said. “We definitely need everybody’s support. We need the eighth man which will be our audience hopefully, so we need eve-

SHOWN (l-r) are Tim Munnings, director of sports, Chris Illing, Bahamas water polo president, Midred Adderley, CARIFTA track and field team manager, Daniel Johnson, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Rochelle Bastian, Bahamas Swimming Federation assistant secretary and D’Arcy Rahming Jr, Bahamas Judo Federation high performance director. Photo: Shawn Hanna/Tribune Staff ryone to come out and support us,” he said. “Last year we had a triple silver finish in Trinidad & Tobago so it’s time for us to bring home the gold. We are very excited to host these countries. We are looking forward to welcoming everybody so please support us, the kids will really appreciate it.” The Bahamas fielded a 30-member team at the 2016 event in Trinidad and Tobago in the U-14, U-16

and U-19 categories. The CARIFTA Swimming Championships will also be held at the Betty Kelly-Kenning Aquatic Center. Two-time winners of the event in its past three editions, the Bahamas looks to reclaim the title at home. The Bahamas Swimming Federation will host the event April 15-19, with the final day of competition shifting to an open water

swim on Junkanoo Beach. “Our kids are working really hard right now. We only have hopefuls for the CARIFTA team, which will be named March 13. This is the youth we want to capture and we really want to promote them,” BSF representative Rochelle Bastian said. “Our team has won CARIFTA twice and last year we had a very tight second place finish in Martinique, this year we are

taking the crown back. We need our home crowd to be present everyday. We know it’s Easter weekend and we know people will be out to support us, bring your cowbells, bring that positive energy, let’s beat some drums, lets have some fun and cheer the kids on.” CARIFTA Track and Field will be the only discipline to travel in 2017 as they head to their marquee event April 15-17 in Curacao. Mildred Adderley, BAAAs treasurer, said this year’s team has several goals they wish to achieve. “We have to thank Dr Daniel Johnson and the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture for the continued support in ensuring that our junior athletes are able to participate in the CARIFTA Games each year. Two weeks prior we will have our trials, March 31 to April 1 after competition we will have our team selection and ratification. Then the ball will really be rolling for Curacao,” she said. “There are two main goals for this team, firstly to win CARIFTA and secondly to be ambassadors for our country as we show the region what the Bahamas has to offer as we prepare to host the games next year in 2018.”


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National beach soccer team player profiles AS part of the build-up to the Bahamas hosting the FIFA 2017 Beach Soccer World Cup in April and May, the regional championships will be held in Nassau next week featuring 16 top teams at the impressive new $2.5 million Malcolm Park West facility. The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Beach Soccer Championship will be played from February 20 to 26 with two places at the World Cup at

stake. The Bahamas, as hosts, are already guaranteed a place in the global showpiece but will be keen to impress and prove competitive action at the regional event. Sixteen teams will take part next week, with the Bahamas drawn in Group A with Jamaica, Belize and Guyana. Group B contains Mexico, Barbados, Canada and Guadeloupe; Group C has United States, Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and

KYLE WILLIAMS

DWAYNE FORBES

ALEX THOMPSON

Barbuda and the US Virgin Islands; and Group D El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama and Turks and Caicos Islands. There will be six matches each day, kicking off at 1.45pm with the last at 8pm. There will be free entry. The Bahamas open against Guyana on February 20, then play Belize (February 21) and Jamaica (February). All their matches kick off at 8pm. After the group stage there will be knockout (for the top two qualifiers in

Name - Kyle Ramon Williams Age - 29 Position - Striker Jersey Number - 5 Height - 6ft 1in Profile - Kyle is the son of Kirk and Linda Williams. Attending the Bowling Green State University, University of Tampa and the University of International Business and Economics, Kyle is quite the entrepreneur. He played for Bears FC during his youth football career and also with St Andrew’s School Hurricanes in the Junior and Senior High. He also played football with the Bowling Green State University and University of Tampa Spartans. His playing career also took him overseas, playing for the University of International Business Collegiate squad for two years in Beijing, China. Kyle was selected and played in the 2010 and 2013 CONCACAF Beach Soccer qualifiers and is still a regular player in the Bahamas  Beach Soccer team.  He says - “I enjoy being on the Bahamas Beach Soccer team as I am passionate about the game but even more about my country. Every time I step on the pitch to be able to represent my flag and country is an honour that is irreplaceable. The team also consists of a great group of guys that share the same passion for the sport making it a great environment to be a part of. My ultimate goal is to represent my country at the World Cup level and compete consistently at a professional level.” Name - Dwayne Robert Forbes Nickname - “Smokey” Age - 28 Position - Defender Jersey Number - 8 Height - 5ft 7in Profile -  Dwayne went to CI Gibson Senior High School and played for United FC. He has played many times for the Bahamas, at Under-17, Under-20, Under-23, Bahamas Select team 2010, in Beach Soccer qualifiers 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2015. Dwayne is still a regular in the Bahamas Beach Soccer team.  He says - “Being a part of the Bahamas men’s beach soccer programme has given me the opportunity to be able to play beach soccer at a world class level. As a young Bahamian man I have never dreamed of being able to travel the world and meet players with the same love and passion that I have for this game. To interact with others from different cultures and to see how we all create magic when the ball hits this sand. My goal for this CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship is to play hard and help motivate my teammates, to make the people of the of the Bahamas proud and through it more young men like myself can be encouraged and inspired to play beach soccer . This beach soccer programme has done so much already and it is my belief that it can change the minds of our young Bahamians about this sport. I would like to thank the BFA coaches and staff for all they have done. Also my teammates for their dedication, hard work and commitment to the BFA Beach Soccer National Programme.” Name - Alexander Ryan Thompson Nickname - Alex Age - 26 Position - Defender Jersey Number - 2 Height - 6ft 1in Profile - Alex started in the BFA Beach Soccer national programme in 2013. He took time to focus on his studies and grass football and then returned in 2015. The programme is at a high level as the BFA has worked some of the top players and coaches in the sport from all over the world. He loves beach soccer because of the doors it has opened for him,

each group) and placement (for the rest) rounds, so all teams will end with a ranking. The finalists will earn the World Cup places, unless hosts Bahamas or nonFIFA member Guadeloupe advance to the final, in which case the next-highest finisher would earn the spot. The World Cup runs from April 27 to May 7. Again 16 teams will take part with Portugal defending the title they won on home sand two years ago.

Already qualified for the World Cup are the Bahamas, Nigeria, Senegal, Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay, Tahiti, Italy, Poland, Portugal and Switzerland. Three qualifiers will come from Asia and two from next week’s CONCACAF championships. The beach soccer facility, built on the site of the original complex at Malcolm Park West, will be capable of hosting over 3,000 patrons and will be equipped with a number of modern amenities.

The Bahamas hosted the CONCACAF beach soccer qualifying tournament in 2013. As part of the build up to the CONCACAF championships, today and tomorrow The Tribune is looking at the players who will represent the Bahamas, featuring profiles of the team members who carry home hopes.

as well as the opportunity to represent his country. He can’t forget the bicycle kicks. His goals are to become the best beach soccer player possible and to also inspire fellow Bahamians that dreams are possible through desire, discipline and hard work. Alex is still a regular player in the Bahamas Beach Soccer team. He says - “Only through great sacrifice can you find great reward” Name - Renardo Andeano St Clear McCallum Nickname - Nardo Age - 28 Position - Striker Jersey Number – n/a Height - 6ft Profile - Renardo is the son of Thalyn and Xavier McCallum. He studied at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute and works as an Inventory Manager at Nassau Sun Retail Ltd. He has played football at Government High School, Bears FC and Elite Beach Soccer FC. He has been married to Tawana for two years. Renardo is a regular player in the Beach Soccer team and is part of the BFA’s national programme.  He says - “I always loved soccer. I played it from as far as I can remember but nothing compares to beach soccer” Name - Mark Leo Daniels Age - 32 Position - Defender Jersey Number - n/a Height - 5ft 10in Profile - Mark was born in New Providence in 1984 and by the age of four had already developed a love for the game of soccer. Throughout most of his childhood he was involved with his school team at Kingsway Academy, as well as various soccer clubs including programmes sponsored by Island Sea Food and Insurance Management. His high school soccer experience was shared between Kingsway Academy and Temple Christian High, as well as the New Providence Football League team United Football Club. He was first selected to represent the Bahamas at 14 as part of the under-17 national team, continuing to represent his country on the Under-21 and men’s national teams as a centreback and sweeper. Mark was selected as part of the Bahamas’ first men’s beach soccer team for the 2009 CONCACAF qualifiers in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Since then, he has participated in the 2011 and 2013 CONCACAF qualifiers for the Bahamas team, missing the 2015 qualifiers to pursue a Master of Science Degree in Botany from Miami University. Mark returns to the team with hopes of lifting both the CONCACAF trophy and World Cup trophy on his own home sand. Mark is still a regular player in the Bahamas beach soccer team. He has been appointed as the Kit/Equipment manager in the CONCACAF championship and the World Cup qualifiers 2017. He says - “Defend Your Own” Name - Gary Joseph Age - 26 Position - Midfield Jersey Number - 6 Height - 5ft 8in Profile - Gary has played football most of his life. He played with Dynamos FC and has several caps playing for the Bahamas national grass team. Although Gary still plays the 11-a-side game, he has a passion for beach soccer. Gary recently became a father for the first time and is loving it. He works in construction with Capstone Construction, who gives him all the support to play for his country. Gary is still a regular player in the Bahamas Beach Soccer team.  He says - “Being a new dad, makes me play and train harder to make my son proud”

RENARDO MCCALLUM

MARK DANIELS

GARY JOSEPH


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DeAndre Ayton gets honourary McDonald’s All-American jersey By RENALDO DORSETT Sports Reporter rdorsett@tribunemedia.net DEANDRE Ayton made history last month as the first Bahamian on the McDonalds-All American boys’ basketball team and was recently honoured by the organisation as they continued to make their tour around the United States to recognise the awardees. Ayton received his honourary McDonald’s All-American jersey as the McDonald’s Hometown Heroes presented by American Family Insurance made its stop at his Hillcrest Academy campus in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday. His family was in attendance at the ceremony and Ayton placed his selection in perspective for both his family and for the country. “They enjoyed themselves and they took a lot of pictures. It’s big (to be selected),” he told USA Today High School Sports, “To be in among the names up there with guys like Michael Jordan is amazing. I just want to keep on going and make history for my nation and my family as well.” Ayton, the consensus No.1 player in the class of 2017 and commit to the University of Arizona, will headline the 40th edition of the game to be hosted at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, on May 29. He follows current University of Texas guard and Harbour Island native LaShann Higgs, who was named to the girls’ roster in 2015. Ayton said he wanted his two-year tenure at Hillcrest to be remembered long after he graduates.

“I hope people will know that one of the best players came through here and that I’ve left my mark with a goal to always be a role model,” he said. “Hillcrest Prep has helped me with the competitiveness that I can bring to Arizona and always knowing to play hard and not take plays off. Even when you think no one is watching, somebody always sees you.” Ayton was the only Arizona commit named to the list of the top 24 high school players in the United States. His West team will include other top players such as Gary Trent Jr (Prolific Prep/Duke), Brian Bowen (la Lumiere/Undecided), Troy Brown Jr (Centennial/ Oregon), Trae Young (Norman North/Oklahoma) and Brandon McCoy (Cathedral Catholic/Undecided), who all appeared in the Nike EYBL Bahamas exhibition game this summer. The East team also includes Nike EYBL Bahamas alumni, including Mohammed Bamba (Westtown/Undecided), Wendell Carter Jr (Pace Academy/ Duke), Quade Green (Neumann-Goretti/Kentucky), Mitchell Robinson (Chalmette/Western Kentucky), Collin Sexton (Pebblebrook/Alabama), Lonnie Walker (Reading/Miami0, PJ Washington (Findlay Prep/Kentucky), and Jarred Vanderbilt (Victory Prep/ Kentucky). The University of Kentucky Wildcats have four signees in the game while 12 universities will be represented and seven players are still uncommitted. “I want to go out there and have fun and represent the West as best as we can as a team,” he said. “And I want to enjoy myself. I don’t

NBA CAPSULES RAPTORS 90, HORNETS 85 TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry scored 21 points and Toronto overcame a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat Charlotte. Norman Powell had 17 points and Jonas Valanciunas added 10 points and 11 rebounds for Raptors. Frank Kaminsky had 27 points, and Kemba Walker added 24 points and nine assists for Charlotte. BUCKS 129, NETS 125 NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 33 points in his final game before making his All-Star debut, Greg Monroe added 25 and Milwaukee sent Brooklyn Nets to the break on a 14-game skid.

want it to go by too fast and not rush anything.” As for competing against the top players in the country attached with the lofty expectation of a No.1 overall ranking, Ayton said he has become accustomed. “I got used to it,” he said of the rankings. “I didn’t really pay attention to it or put it in my mind about being the No. 1 player. I just know I have a big chip on my shoulders at all times. People are always going to come at me and I just need to be humble. Anything can shift on you. One day they love you, one day they hate you. I just have to be neutral and stay grounded.” The McDonald’s AllAmerican Game is an AllStar game for American and Canadian boys and girls high-school basketball graduates. Consisting of the top players, each team plays a single exhibition game after the conclusion of the high-school basketball season, in an East vs West format. Several Bahamian players have received McDonald’s All-American nominations in the past. However, Higgs was the only Bahamian player to advance to the final stage in the selection process, which begins with hundreds of players nationally in the United States. As part of the annual event, boys also compete in a slam-dunk contest, a three-point shooting competition and an overall timed skills competition. The girls compete in the three-point shooting competition and the overallskills competition. The boys’ game has been contested annually since 1978, and the girls’ game has been played each year since it was added in 2002.

Khris Middleton finished with 20 points in his strongest game since returning from a ruptured left hamstring that forced him to miss the first 50 games. Monroe was 12 for 16 from the field after going 12 for 15 on Monday in a victory over Detroit. Brook Lopez scored a season-high 36 points for the Nets. CELTICS 116, 76ERS 108 BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas scored 13 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter and the surging Boston Celtics held on to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 116-108 last night. It was the 40th straight 20-point game for Thomas, tying the team record set by John Havlicek during the 1971-72 season. Marcus Smart added 21 points and eight steals for the Celtics. Boston has won four in a row and 11 of 12. Philadelphia had won three straight. Dario Saric led the 76ers with 20 points

DEANDRE AYTON (in this action photo) has received his honourary McDonald’s All-American jersey as the McDonald’s Hometown Heroes presented by American Family Insurance made its stop at his Hillcrest Academy campus in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday.

and 11 rebounds. Robert Covington added 18 points. PISTONS 98, MAVERICKS 91 AUBURN HILLS, Michigan (AP) — Reggie Jackson scored 22 points, Jon Leuer added 20 and Detroit beat Dallas. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 16 points, and Tobias Harris 13. Dirk Nowitzki had 13 of his 24 points in the third quarter to help the Mavericks rally. CAVALIERS 113, PACERS 104 CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 31 points, Kyrie Irving added 26, Kyle Korver made six 3-pointers and Cleveland beat Indiana to roll into the All-Star break with its seventh win in eight games. Irving and Korver combined to make four 3s in the first 2:50 of the fourth quar-

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ter — Korver finished with 22 points and became the seventh player with 2,000 career 3s — as the NBA champions improved to 7-1 in February following a drama-anddistraction filled January. Glenn Robinson III scored 17 points for Indiana. The Pacers have lost five straight. SPURS 107, MAGIC 79 ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge scored 23 points and Kawhi Leonard added 22, leading San Antonio past short-handed Orlando. San Antonio’s frontcourt took advantage of a Magic team that was down a key player after newly acquired swingman Terrence Ross was unable to suit up because Serge Ibaka didn’t complete his physical in Toronto time. The Magic sent Ibaka to Toronto for Ross and a first-round draft pick Tuesday.

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BUCKS’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) looks to pass against the Pistons’ Jon Leuer last night in the second half. (AP)


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Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships

SETTING THE PACE: Athletes compete on day one of the Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships at the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium. Photos: Shawn Hanna/Tribune Staff


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Bayern routs Arsenal 5-1 to put foot in quarterfinals By CIARAN FAHEY Associated Press MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich answered its critics with a comprehensive 5-1 rout of Arsenal in the first leg of their Champions League clash to move a step closer to the quarterfinals yesterday. Thiago Alcantara struck twice in a superb performance, and Arjen Robben, Robert Lewandowski and substitute Thomas Mueller scored the other goals. The return match is March 7, when Bayern will be a hot favourite to advance. “It’s a very, very good position,” Bayern captain Philipp Lahm said with a smile. “It should do.” Arsenal, which lost captain Laurent Koscielny to injury early in the second half, appears set to exit in the Round of 16 for the seventh season in a row. “The real problems came after the third goal, because we lost our organisation and looked really jaded,” Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger said. “The last 25 minutes was like a nightmare for us because we had no response.” In the night’s other first-leg match, Real Madrid rallied from a goal down to beat Napoli 3-1 in Spain. Bayern extended its winning run at home in the competition to 16 games with a repeat of the score from the last time the sides met in November 2015. “It’s only one game,” Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti said, playing down the significance

defender Koscielny and the referee awarded the penalty before the half-hour mark. Amid deafening whistles from the home fans, Manuel Neuer saved Alexis Sanchez’ weak spot kick. Sanchez missed the rebound, but cut the Bayern fans’ cheers short when he prodded in at the third attempt. Suddenly the momentum was with Arsenal. Granit Xhaka should have scored when he shot straight at Neuer, and Mesut Ozil might have made it 2-1 at the break, only for Neuer to come to Bayern’s rescue again. But it was all Bayern after Arsenal lost Koscielny in the 49th minute. Robben and Lahm combined on the right ring, the latter producing an inviting cross for Lewandowski to rise above two defenders and head inside the right post in the 53rd. The Poland striker produced a brilliant back-heeled flick to send Thiago through to score another three minutes later. Bayern had a host of other chances, first through Lewandowski, who struck the crossbar after rounding the ‘keeper, and then through Robben, who was blocked by Kieran Gibbs, illegally according to the Bayern players, who demanded a penalty. Those claims were forgotten when Thiago scored his second, minutes later, with a deflected shot after a corner, before he set up Mueller to complete the rout with two minutes remaining. The Germany forward had come on two minutes before. “We have to cope with the result,” Wenger said. “No matter what we say now, it’s detrimental to us.”

BAYERN’s Arjen Robben questions a referee call yesterday during the Champions League round of 16 first leg match against Arsenal. (AP) of the win. “It’s not the final, unfortunately.” But Ancelotti will be relieved his side showed what it is capable of after five unconvincing games since the winter break, when Bayern faced criticism for looking tired and lacking the dominance it displayed at the start of the season. There was little Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina could do to stop Robben from opening the scoring in the 11th minute. Given too much space, the Dutchman cut inside as he’s done so often before and let fly with a shot that went in off the underside of the bar. Bayern dominated, and it seemed only a matter of time before the home side would add to its tally. Instead, Arsenal was given a lifeline when Lewandowski took down central

REAL MADRID RALLIES TO BEAT NAPOLI 3-1 IN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MADRID (AP) — The Real Madrid players kept their cool despite conceding a stunning early goal in the Champions League, producing an outstanding performance that kept the defending champions on track for a seventh straight appearance in the quarterfinals. Madrid rallied to defeat Napoli 3-1 in the first leg of the Round of 16 yesterday. Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos and Casemiro all scored after Lorenzo Insigne’s extraordinary goal for Napoli less than 10 minutes into the match at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. The Italian forward struck an unexpected shot from way outside the area, catching Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas out of position. But the visitors couldn’t hold on to their lead against a Madrid team that delivered one of its best performances for weeks.

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10:59 a.m. 0.3 10:54 p.m. 0.0

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6:43 a.m. 6:05 p.m.

Moonrise Moonset

11:21 p.m. 10:21 a.m.

Last

New

First

Full

Feb. 18

Feb. 26

Mar. 5

Mar. 12

CAT ISLAND

E

W

High: 83° F/28° C Low: 66° F/19° C

N

S

E

W

10‑20 knots

S

10‑20 knots Shown is today’s weather. Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.

Statistics are for Nassau through 1 p.m. yesterday Temperature High ................................................... 84° F/29° C Low .................................................... 62° F/17° C Normal high ....................................... 77° F/25° C Normal low ........................................ 64° F/18° C Last year’s high ................................. 79° F/26° C Last year’s low ................................... 67° F/19° C Precipitation As of 1 p.m. yesterday ................................. 0.00” Year to date ................................................. 0.79” Normal year to date ..................................... 2.14”

The higher the AccuWeather UV IndexTM number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.

ANDROS

SAN SALVADOR

GREAT EXUMA

High: 83° F/28° C Low: 67° F/19° C

High: 83° F/28° C Low: 68° F/20° C

N

High: 82° F/28° C Low: 67° F/19° C

E

W S

LONG ISLAND

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High: 85° F/29° C Low: 69° F/21° C

12‑25 knots

MAYAGUANA High: 84° F/29° C Low: 70° F/21° C

Shown is today’s weather. Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.

CROOKED ISLAND / ACKLINS RAGGED ISLAND High: 85° F/29° C Low: 70° F/21° C

High: 85° F/29° C Low: 69° F/21° C

GREAT INAGUA High: 84° F/29° C Low: 71° F/22° C

N

E

W

E

W

N

S

S

7‑14 knots

8‑16 knots

marine Forecast ABACO ANDROS CAT ISLAND CROOKED ISLAND ELEUTHERA FREEPORT GREAT EXUMA GREAT INAGUA LONG ISLAND MAYAGUANA NASSAU RAGGED ISLAND SAN SALVADOR

Today: Friday: Today: Friday: Today: Friday: Today: Friday: Today: Friday: Today: Friday: Today: Friday: Today: Friday: Today: Friday: Today: Friday: Today: Friday: Today: Friday: Today: Friday:

WINDS NW at 15‑25 Knots NE at 3‑6 Knots W at 10‑20 Knots NW at 7‑14 Knots WSW at 10‑20 Knots NE at 6‑12 Knots WSW at 8‑16 Knots NW at 4‑8 Knots W at 12‑25 Knots NE at 4‑8 Knots WNW at 12‑25 Knots ENE at 3‑6 Knots SW at 10‑20 Knots WNW at 4‑8 Knots SW at 8‑16 Knots NNE at 4‑8 Knots WSW at 10‑20 Knots WNW at 3‑6 Knots SW at 10‑20 Knots NNW at 4‑8 Knots W at 10‑20 Knots ENE at 6‑12 Knots SW at 7‑14 Knots NW at 3‑6 Knots SW at 12‑25 Knots ENE at 4‑8 Knots

WAVES 5‑9 Feet 3‑5 Feet 2‑4 Feet 1‑2 Feet 3‑5 Feet 2‑4 Feet 2‑4 Feet 1‑2 Feet 3‑5 Feet 2‑4 Feet 4‑7 Feet 2‑4 Feet 1‑3 Feet 0‑1 Feet 2‑4 Feet 1‑2 Feet 1‑3 Feet 0‑1 Feet 3‑6 Feet 3‑6 Feet 2‑4 Feet 1‑2 Feet 1‑3 Feet 1‑2 Feet 2‑4 Feet 1‑3 Feet

VISIBILITY 8 Miles 10 Miles 5 Miles 10 Miles 5 Miles 10 Miles 10 Miles 10 Miles 5 Miles 10 Miles 8 Miles 10 Miles 5 Miles 10 Miles 10 Miles 10 Miles 8 Miles 8 Miles 10 Miles 10 Miles 5 Miles 10 Miles 8 Miles 8 Miles 5 Miles 10 Miles

WATER TEMPS. 73° F 73° F 77° F 77° F 78° F 78° F 78° F 78° F 76° F 76° F 76° F 76° F 76° F 76° F 75° F 75° F 79° F 79° F 78° F 78° F 75° F 75° F 78° F 78° F 78° F 78° F


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