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Thomas wins high jump in Guadeloupe By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter HIGH jumper Donald Thomas, picking up a victory, led another list of Bahamian elite athletes competing in a number of track and field meets over the weekend. Their performances came as quarter-milers Steven Gardiner and Shaunae Miller-Uibo won the men’s 400m and the women’s 200m respectively at the Shanghai Diamond League in Shanghai, China. As the lone Bahamian competing

at the Bale Mahault Meeting in Guadeloupe, Thomas soared 2.25 metres or 7-feet, 4 1/2-inches for his triumph in his specialty. He retained his title that he held in 2016 with 2.31m (7-7). The men’s high jump was not on the schedule last year. Gaither fourth Tynia Gaither, the lone Bahamian at the Bermuda Invitational Permit Meet at the National Sports Centre in Devonshire, Bermuda, was fourth in the women’s 200m. Her time of 23.86 trailed American

champion Jessica Beard, who won in 23.378. Trinidad & Tobago’s Semoy Hackett got second in 23.50 and American Candyce McGrone was third in 23.64. Smith leads in Clermont Teray Smith had the fastest qualifying time of the Bahamian male sprinters in the preliminaries of the 100m at the Pure Athletics/NTC Sprint Elite Meet in Clermont, Florida. Smith, competing for Empire Athletics, won his heat in 10.40

while Shavez Hart, competing for Puma, was second in his heat in 10.45 and Blake Bartlett Jr, unattached, was fourth in his heat in 10.71. Smith also doubled up in the 200m where he finished second in his heat for fifth overall in 20.46 with former national record holder Michael Mathieu who was fifth in his heat in 20.81 for 10th overall. Cameron Parker, unattached, won his heat in 21.44 for 19th place. In the men’s 400m, Alonzo Russell, competing unattached, was second in his heat in 45.93. 

Warriors stop Rockets 119-106 to take Game 1 By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer

HOUSTON (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 37 points and Klay Thompson added 28 to lead Golden State to a 119-106 win in the long-awaited showdown with the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals last night. Starting a playoff series on the road for the first time since 2014, the Warriors trailed by as many as 9 early, but had evened it up by halftime and used a big run at the beginning of the fourth quarter to pull away. Eric Gordon opened the final period with a 3-pointer to get the topseeded Rockets within 4, but Thompson scored the first eight points of a 13-4 run to make it 100-87 with about eight minutes left. Houston used a 9-3 spurt, where James Harden scored five, to cut the lead to 103-96 with less than five minutes to go. But Thompson struck again, hitting a wide open 3 to leave the Warriors ahead by 10 with four minutes left. Harden scored 41 to lead the Rockets, who lost at home for the second time this postseason. Steph Curry added 18 for the Warriors, who are in the conference finals for a franchise-record fourth straight time. It’s Houston’s first trip since 2015 when Golden State won the series in five games.

GOLDEN State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) pulls down a rebound against the Houston Rockets during the second half of Game 1 of their NBA Western Conference Finals last night. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)



he recruitment process for Bahamian football player David Swaby has come to an end after the highly touted junior college transfer announced his decision on the next stop of his athletic career. Swaby committed to the Oklahoma Sooners and will join the incoming 2018 class in Norman, Oklahoma, this fall. The 6’9” 290-pound lineman for the Navarro Junior College Bulldogs had his choice of several elite Division I programmes. “I would like to officially announce that I am shutting down my recruitment. I would not be where I am today without the support and guidance of my mother and siblings who have been by my side showing me unconditional love,” he said. “I would like to give a special thanks to the coaching staff at Navarro College, especially my great offensive line coach Jens Danielsen for encouraging and supporting me every step of the way and always believing in me. This decision was not made lightly, after praying and talking with my family I have chosen to commit to the University of Oklahoma.” Swaby had an official visit with the University of Tennessee Volunteers, but has garnered the attention of many elite programmes across the US including offers from fellow SEC powerhouse Ole Miss, Baylor, Houston, Arkansas State, New Mexico, SMU, North Texas, Texas State and Southern Mississippi. Swaby will enrol for the summer session in preparation for the upcoming season. The Bahamian gridiron connection at Navarro College has also included former offensive lineman Rico Forbes. Coming out of Christian Life Center Academy in Houston, Texas, Forbes signed with Baylor but was not cleared by the NCAA Clearing House and played two seasons at Navarro. As a sophomore, he helped Navarro to an 11-1 record and the National Junior College Athletic Association national championship. He found his way back to NCAA Division I when he enrolled at Washington State in 2011.

Bahamians burn up track in weekend meets across US By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter SPRINTER Brianna Bethel, one half of the twin sisters combo from Grand Bahama, had a spectacular showing at the American Athletic Conference Championships to lead the list of Bahamians in action around the United States over the weekend.

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Competing for the University of Houston where ‘Golden Girl’ Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie is an assistant coach, Bethel was named the most outstanding athlete after posting two personal best and championship records in the process. She was joined on top of the podium by hurdler Devynne Charlton and triple jumper Kaiwan Culmer at the Big Ten Conference Championships. Bethel triple threat With Houston winning the women’s title at the AACC at the University of Cincinnati, Bethel blazed to individual glory in the 100 and 200m and helped the Cougars in the relay. Having qualified in the top spot in the preliminaries of the 100m in 11.31 seconds, Bethel clocked 11.20 to shatter the old AAC and championship records of 11.34 set by Chelsea Francis from SMU and the Gettler Stadium mark was 11.44 by Trisha-Ann Hawrthorne from UConn in 2010. In the 200m, Bethel had the second fastest qualifying time of 23.36 before she added the halflap victory to her tally in 22.74.

Bethel again erased the championship record of 25.85, ran by Anna Novosadova from SMU in 2017, the AAC meet record of 23.00 set by Lilla McMillan of Tulane in 2016 and the stadium mark of 23.40 that was done by Hawthorne in 2010. Bethel, in her sophomore year, ran the second leg of the Cougars’ 4 x 100m relay team that won in 44.46 and she also anchored their 4 x 400m team to victory in 3:36.51 to wrap up her leading performance for Houston. Charlton and Culmer shine at Big Ten In her specialty in the women’s 100m hurdles, Charlton clocked 13.07 for one of her triumphs. She added a victory in the 100m in 11.22m and was seventh in the 200m in 23.61. Penn State’s junior Keianna Albury, however, wasn’t able to advance in the 100m heats where she was 11th in 11.77 as Charlton posted the fastest time of 11.34. Charlton, in her senior year at Purdue where Bahamian Rolando Greene is the head coach and Norbert Elliott an assistant, was seventh overall in the 200m

preliminaries in 23.61. She also had the fastest time of 12.76 as she advanced in the rounds of the 100m hurdles. In his senior year as well at Nebraska, Kaiwan Culmer popped a winning leap of 16.43m (53-11) on his fifth attempt in the men’s triple jump. He opened with 15.11m (49-7), followed with 15.71m (51-6 1/2), 15.96m (52-4 1/2), foul and 15.85m (52-0). Also, Jyles Etienne - a freshman at Indiana - cleared 2.08m (6-9 3/4) for seventh place in the men’s high jump final. Coakley hurdled to sixth at SEC At the South Eastern Conference (SEC) Championships, Auburn’s junior Xavier Coakley had the best showing with a sixth place in the men’s 110m hurdles in a time of 13.90. Coakley, who is a member of Auburn’s team with Bahamian Henry Rolle as an assistant coach, advanced with the sixth fastest time in the preliminaries in 13.86. In the women’s shot put, Texas A&M’s sophomore Serena Brown could only muster an 11-place finish with her best toss of 14.37m

(47-1 3/4) on her first attempt. She fouled the second and did 14.03m (46-0 1/2) on the third. However, she didn’t post a mark in her three attempts in the discus. LaQuan Nairn, a sophomore at Arkansas, had to settle for 17th place in the men’s long jump with a leap of 7.48m (24-6 1/2) on his third attempt. He opened with 7.51m (18-6 1/2) and improved with 7.13m (23-4 3/4) on his second. He also contested the triple jump where he got 14th with 14.55m (47-9) on his first attempt. His second jump was 14.52m (47-7 3/4) and 13.43m (44-0 3/4) on his third. Seymour clinches second place At the Big 12 Conference Championships at the Clyde Hart Stadium in Waco, Texas, national record holder Pedrya Seymour ran an impressive 12.72, but she had to settle for second place in the women’s 100m hurdles to trail her sophomore team-mate Rushelle Burton, who won in 12.65. In the preliminary rounds, Seymour had the fastest qualifying time of 12.82 ahead of Burton’s second best of 12.85.

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Mother’s Day honours

NPWBA president Mynez Cargill-Sherman makes presentations to the mothers who serve as statisticians at the table during their games at the D W Davis Gymnasium.

NPWBA: Best-of-5 championship opens tonight THE New Providence Women’s Basketball Association will open its best-of-five championship tonight at the DW Davis Gymnasium when the Lady Cheetahs take on the Bommer G Lady Operators. The Lady Cheetahs advanced to the final on Saturday night with an 85-79 victory over the Lady Connectors as Tanae Bowleg scored a game high 23 points in the win. During the night, the NPWBA, headed by president Mynez Cargill, honoured the mothers of the various teams that participated and the statisticians on the table in a pre-Mother’s Day presentation. On Friday night, the Lady Cheetahs won game

two to even the series at 1-1 with a 76-75 decision over the Lady Connectors. The Connectors won game one 57-47. Also on Friday night, the Bommer G Lady Operators advanced to the final after they swept the Foxxy Angels, winning 74-55 in game two. The Lady Operators won the opener 62-52. On Friday night, the NPWBA also honoured veteran coach Anthony Swaby of the Foxxy Angels for his contribution to the sport over the years. Swaby is known as the “godfather” of the sport, having coached longer than anybody else and has assisted in helping countless young women secure athletic scholarships.

NPWBA preasident Mynez Cargill-Sherman (centre) honours some of the mothers who play in the league.



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These Raging Bronsexuals! BRONSEXUAL - definition: Anybody who is a huge fan of LeBron James or has deep rooted ‘man crush’ or ‘bromance’ with LeBron James. They become fans of any team LeBron James plays for, or jumps ship to. These type of individuals think that LeBron James is better than Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan etc. etc. Despite having five (5) losses in the NBA FINALS, to go along with his impressive individual statistics. However, Bronsexuals feel the individual accolades are good enough reason to crown him the greatest of all time, the GOAT. Not on my watch ! Bronsexual is a term used for a fan who has bandwaggoned LeBron so much, from game jerseys and sneakers to social media. Consumed by their ‘King’, Lebron has become the basis of their sexuality and life. A bronsexual is likely to tell you some of the most blasphemous things you will ever hear. For example “LeBron James Is the G.O.A.T” or “Lebron is better than Michael Jordan” and any other insane, not even logical cow manure they can think of. A bronsexual is literally the most annoying sports fan ever. (yes, even more annoying than Cowboy fans.) They will tell you LeBron is the greatest, but not really tell you why, or substantiate it with facts. They prefer the ‘Trumpian’ alternate facts and fake news approach. Then, whenever you remind them LeBron has lost in the finals more than he has won, they will blame his All-Star teammates instead of giving him any blame.




A bronsexual tends to bring up other players like Kobe to change the topic away from LeBron. A bronsexual is literally in a full-fledged relationship with LeBron mentally, and they will defend their ‘bae’, with their life. It’s quite sad honestly. Most of the ‘millennial’ bronsexuals don’t even watch or care for the sport. KNOWN BRONSEXUAL ENTITIES: 1. Brian Windhorst of ESPN is the #1 Bronsexual in the universe since he worships LeBron James more than Libertarians worship Rand Paul. 2.92 per cent of Cleveland Cavaliers fans are bronsexuals since they did not follow the Cavs until LeBron’s arrival (before 2003) and between (2011-2014). 3.ESPN is the #1 Bronsexual Sports Media Outlet. The motto is “The Worldwide leader in ‘jocking’ LeBron James.” 4. Skip Bayless is a closet bronsexual. SCHOOL IS IN SESSION I had to educate some low sports IQ bronsexuals in Hadji’s convenience store the other day. The proprietor of Hadji’s, good friend and learned sports aficionado Frantz Watkins and I continued our conversation and he presented me with some powerful facts in regards to the tarnished legacy of LeBron James.

Bronsexuals have been known to create fake facts and stats to support the individual accomplishments of James, deflecting from his consistent failure on the biggest stage, pretty stats and all. FOOD FOR THOUGHT Here’s a few LeBron statistics for you bronsexuals to peruse and digest. Maybe you will think before you post those ridiculous, senseless LeBron memes all over social media in your attempts to reward mediocrity.

CAVALIERS’ LeBron James blows kisses as he walks off the floor after a 128-93 victory over the Toronto Raptors in Game 4 of their second-round playoff series in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

LBJ FUN FACTS FOR BRONSEXUALS • LeBron got swept in the final. • LeBron has as many finals losses as Kobe has rings. • LeBron lost back to back finals. • LeBron never threepeated once, let alone twice in this weak era. • Teams celebrated winning a title on LeBron’s home court on three different occasions. (’07, ‘11, ‘15) • LeBron lost to a Dwight Howard Orlando Magic team with no superstars in six games. • LeBron been the best player since 2008 according to LeBron fans but he couldn’t beat the Magic to meet Kobe in the finals. • LeBron is so great that he had to leave his team and jump to another team with two franchise superstar

players not role players, superstars. • Jumped ship, joined two superstars and still lost to a team with one superstar and a bunch of role players past their primes. • Jason Terry averaged more PPG’s in the ‘11 finals than LeBron. • LeBron would’ve lost the 2013 finals if it wasn’t for Ray Allen’s shot. • LeBron loses the finals in the following year by a record margin in 5 games. • Lebron got cramps in San Antonio meanwhile Kobe and Jordan will play till they die basically. • Lebron then jumps ship again, since he’s the goat and so great he bails on Miami and goes back to Cleveland, talk about loyalty. • LeBron loses in the 2015 finals where he was in position to win when he was up 2-1 with game 4 in

Coleby leads Happinets into championship series in Japan By RENALDO DORSETT Tribune Sports Reporter RANKED one of the top teams in the Japanese B2 League all season long, Kadeem Coleby leads his Akita Northern Happinets into the championship series. The Happinets will face the Fukuoka Rizing In a best of three series beginning May 19. Coleby finished with 14 points and two blocked shots as Akita closed out the semi-finals with a 99-65 win over Kumamoto in game two to close out the series. Akita and Fukuoka split a two-game series in late March in the only previous matchup between the two teams this season. Coleby finished with eight points and four rebounds in a 91-73 win and 21 points and nine rebounds in an 81-71 loss in game two. Coleby continues to perform at an All-Star level for his first place team that has a 53-6 record. He has posted averages of 11.9 points, 6.9 rebounds per game on 58 per cent shooting from the field and 1.6 blocks per game. Fukuoka Rizing advanced to the finals with a two-game sweep over Toyotsu FE. In 2017 during the Bahrain Premier League, Coleby was a member of Al Muharraq and was an integral part of the team’s run to the Cup final and league runners-up after a loss in championship series to Al Manama. After the season, Coleby signed with Al Manama for the 37th GCC Clubs Basketball Championship Tournament. The prior season, the former Wichita State Shocker was a key member in Al Manama’s title run – their fourth consecutive and 20th overall. He finished with 23 points in the season finale. In 2015, the 6’9”, 250-pound forward

WICHITA State’s Kadeem Coleby dunks the ball during practice for the NCAA tournament on March 20 in St Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) played with Al Fateh Al Hasa of the Saudi Arabian Premier League. He contributed to his team making it to the final after they ended the regular season as the second best team. He prepped himself for his professional debut with Geneva in Eurobasket Summer League in Las

Vegas, which is considered the top summer league for players seeking to make the pro leap to Europe. After a collegiate career which included stops at Odessa Junior College and Louisiana Lafayette, Coleby found a home in his senior season at Wichita State.

Cleveland with Kyrie being hurt, he had the chance to cement his goat status by going up 3-1 but couldn’t and lost those finals as well. • Two years ago if Kyrie doesn’t hit the dagger three, Golden state wins. • LeBron scored 11 points in the 4th quarter in the first 3 games of last year’s finals. • On the biggest stage of them all, it doesn’t matter how many times you made it, all that matters is if you won it and LeBron’s finals record is: 2007 - L (Swept) 2011 - L (Lost in 6 games) 2012 - W (Won in 5 games) 2013*- W (Ray Allen’s finals winning shot) 2014- L (Lost in 5 games) 2015- L (Lost in 6 games) 2016* - W (Kyrie’s finals winning shot) 2017- L (Lost in 5 games) goat?

• LeBron lost back to back finals. • LeBron almost threepeated in the finals with losses. Stop the comparisons with Michael when he’s got to catch Kobe first. Kids and millennials, stats don’t tell the whole story in this watered down era of basketball, with no physicality and hand checking, that’s why rings will always factor into the equation, when determining the GOAT. Until next week, go hard and go home. • Naughty presents ‘Mischief and Mayhem in da AM’ from 6am to 10am, Monday to Friday and ‘The Press Box’ sports talk show on Sunday from 10am to 1pm, on KISS FM 96.1. Comments and questions to

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RESULTS: BAHAMAS SWIMMING FEDERATION’S LENO BARRACUDA SWIM MEET Boys 11-12 50M Backstroke (Prelimi- qNATL. 4, Styles, Philena, DSC, 42.18  THE Bahamas Swimming Federation hosted its 2018 Leno Barracuda Swim Meet naries) 1, Bonamy, Amauri, MAC, 36.56  qNATL.  at the Betty Kelly Kenning Swim Complex qNATL. 2, David, Damani, DSC, 36.97  Girls 13-14 50M Breaststroke (PreqNATL. 3, Williams, Rondon, DSC, 36.99  liminaries) 1, Hepburn, Jamilah, MAC, over the weekend. Here’s a look at the results posted from qNATL. 4, Carey, Christian, BSC, 38.69  36.48  qCCAN. 2, Moss, Tamia, AAC, qNATL. 5, Mott, Koen, MAC, 45.40  q. 40.79  qNATL. 3, Styles, Philena, DSC, the various events: Girls 10 & Under 50M Backstroke (Semi- 6, Johnson, Arrieon, Blue Waves, 45.90  41.84  qNATL. 3, Bethel, Kyla, MAC, 41.84  Finals) 1, Knowles, Anjaleah, SWAT, q. 7, Wells, Cherkadin, MAC, 47.89  q. 8, qNATL. --, Roberts, Mandia, BSC, X45.27  40.54  qNATL. 2, Clarke, Alia, MAC, Hinzey, Keiyanno, Blue Waves, 48.63  q. 9, NATL.  44.65  qNATL. 3, Bostwick, Bailey, BSC, Ferguson, Shawne, Blue Waves, 50.29. 10, Women 15 & Over 50M Breaststroke 46.41  qNATL. 4, Smith, Chelsea,  Mantas, Scavella, Andrew, BSC, 51.26. 11, Ferreira, (Semi-Finals) 1, Slatter, Katherine, BSC, 48.50  qNATL. 5, Rolle, Jordyn, DSC, 51.89  Sotario, BSC, 1:01.86. 12, Brooks, Latrell, 40.17  qNATL. 2, Albury, Kaliyah, MAC, NATL. 6, Dillet, Morgan,  BSC, 53.65. 7, Blue Waves, 1:17.51. 13, Minnis, Sanchez, 42.88  qNATL.  Blue Waves, 1:31.16.  Moss-Moultrie, Kaiden, SWAT, 55.05.  Women 15 & Over 50M Breaststroke Boys 13-14 50M Backstroke (Semi- (Preliminaries) 1, Slatter, Katherine, BSC, Girls 10 & Under 50M Backstroke (Preliminaries) 1, Knowles, Anjaleah, SWAT, Finals) 1, Reckley, Jared, MAC, 33.89  39.95  qNATL. 2, Albury, Kaliyah, MAC, 40.64  qNATL. 2, Fiaux, Elina, AAC, qNATL. 2, Bartlett III, Hugh, MAC, 36.98  42.76  qNATL. 3, Hanna, Australia, MAC, 43.75  qNATL. 3, Clarke, Alia, MAC, 44.87  qNATL. 3, Miller, Melvin, BSC, 37.12  46.87  q.  qNATL. 4, Bostwick, Bailey, BSC, 46.62  qNATL. 4, Longley, Sean, BSC, 39.38  q. Boys 10 & Under 50M Breaststroke qNATL. 5, Smith, Chelsea, Mantas, 48.97  5, Gardiner, Joshua, MAC, 59.57. --, Roy, (Semi-Finals) 1, Charles, Jarrod, AAC, qNATL. 6, Moss-Moultrie, Kaiden, SWAT, Ishan, MAC, DQ.  40.58  qNATL. 2, Farrington, Will, Boys 13-14 50M Backstroke (Preliminar- BSC, 50.46  qNATL. 3, Adderley, Tyler, 50.66  qNATL. 7, Rolle, Jordyn, DSC, 50.93  qNATL. 8, Dillet,  Morgan, BSC, ies) 1, Roy, Ishan, MAC, 31.40  qNATL. BSC, 51.18  qNATL. 4, Miller, Matthew, 51.90  qNATL. 9, Pratt, Trinity, BSC, 53.12. 2, Reckley, Jared, MAC, 33.63  qNATL. BSC, 52.91  qNATL. 5, Storr, Kaidin, BSC, 10, Turnquest, Emma, Mantas, 53.72. 11, 3, Miller, Melvin, BSC, 36.56  qNATL. 4, 52.94  NATL. 6, Moss, Orion, ORCA, Knowles, Taylor, SWAT, 53.92. 12, Pratt, Bartlett III, Hugh, MAC, 36.96  qNATL. 5, 56.04  NATL.  Adriel, Blue Waves, 56.12. 13, Ferguson, Longley, Sean, BSC, 37.65  qNATL. 6, GarBoys 10 & Under 50M Breaststroke Alissa, BSC, 57.09. 14, Zatarain, Alexia, diner, Joshua, MAC, 57.82  q.  (Preliminaries) 1, Charles, Jarrod, Men 15 & Over 50M Backstroke (Semi- AAC, 40.75  qNATL. 2, Wells, Caden, LSC,  57.27. 15, Turnquest, Savannah, DSC, 57.65. 16, Proffitt, Poppy, LSC, 57.92. 17, Finals) 1, Carey, Davante, MAC, 31.90  MAC, 46.41  qNATL. 3, Adderley, Tyler, Julien, Madyson, BSC, 59.16. 18, Baldwin, qNATL. 2, Wood, Ralph III, BSC, 33.37  BSC, 47.48  qNATL. 4, Farrington, Will, Zara, LSC, 59.18. 18, Miller, Maya, AAC, qNATL. 3, Mott, Kadin, MAC, 34.92  BSC, 48.91  qNATL. 5, Kemp, Aidan, 59.18. 20, Tiivas, Saskia, LSC, 59.47. 21, qNATL. --, Neely, Shawn, ORCA, DQ.  DSC, 50.03  qNATL. 6, Storr, Kaidin, BSC, Men 15 & Over 50M Backstroke (Pre- 50.92  qNATL. 7, Moss, Orion, ORCA, Corneille, Kaitlyn, DSC, 59.58. 22, McWilliam, Cianna, BSC, 59.91. 23, Ingraham, liminaries) 1, Carey, Davante, MAC, 32.97  54.14  qNATL. 8, Miller, Matthew, BSC, Dayna, BSC, 1:01.98. 24, Cooper, Aryanna, qNATL. 2, Wood, Ralph III, BSC, 33.00  54.28  qNATL. 9, Fox, Michael, BSC, AAC, 1:02.13. 25, Sherman, Allisah, BSC, qNATL. 3, Neely, Shawn, ORCA, 33.41  54.89  NATL. 10, Duncombe, Tre, BSC, 1:02.19. 26, Johnson, Sydney, Blue Waves, qNATL. 4, Mott, Kadin, MAC, 36.51  q. 5, 55.01  NATL. 11, Singh, David, BSC, 55.72  1:02.78. 27, Cambrige, Olivia, Blue Waves, 1:02.93. 28, Russel, Maliyah, Blue Waves, 1:03.63. 29, Burrows, Allyssa, ORCA, 1:04.12. 30, George, Teryl, Blue Waves, 1:04.59. 31, Newry, Kennedy, Blue Waves, 1:05.21. 32, Pickstock, Zahra, ORCA, 1:05.75. 33, Burrows, Paityn, Mantas, 1:05.87. 34, Longley, Aryana, Blue Waves, 1:09.40. 35, Pickstock, Zahran, ORCA, 1:09.85. 36, Simmons, Tiara, Blue Waves, 1:10.27. 37, Major, Mathea, AAC, 1:10.85. 38, Mackey, Jayda, Blue Waves, 1:12.73. 39, Paul, Gianna, AAC, 1:12.97. 40, Mernard, Yrena, Blue Waves, 1:14.02. 41, Russell, Jaidyn, AAC, 1:15.73. 42, Lynes, Bharti, Blue Waves, 1:18.45. 43, Wood, Ranajah, Blue Waves, 1:20.49. 44, Evans, Anneka, DSC, 1:22.49. 45, Rolle, Kamryn, DSC, 1:23.95. 46, Daxon, Laurel, DSC, 1:24.05. 47, Tiivas, Anna, LSC, 1:25.85. 48, Butler, Shani, Blue Waves, 1:27.33. 49, Sands, Gianna, Blue Waves, 1:28.07. --, Albury, Gillian, MAC, X1:15.56. --, Minnis, Aaliyah, Blue Waves, DQ. --, Carter, Imani, BSC, DQ.  Girls 11-12 50M Backstroke (SemiFinals) 1, Moss, Keianna, MAC, 34.62  qCCAN. 2, Farrington, Grace, BSC, 37.30  qNATL. 3, Higgs, Kyana, BSC, 43.05  qNATL. 4, Roach, Kami, AAC, 43.49  qNATL. 5, Blacquiere, Mikayla, AAC, 48.40.  Girls 11-12 50M Backstroke (Preliminaries) 1, Moss, Keianna, MAC, 36.80  qNATL. 2, Farrington, Grace, BSC, 37.22  qNATL. 3, Higgs, Kyana, BSC, 42.35  qNATL. 4, SWIMMERS compete in the Bahamas Swimming Federation’s Leno Barracuda swim meet at the Roach, Kami, AAC, 42.70  qNATL. 5, Betty Kelly Kenning Swim Complex over the weekend. Blacquiere, Mikayla, AAC, 47.74  q. 6, Photo: Shawn Hanna/Tribune Staff Rahming, Dreanna, Blue Waves, 1:12.60  q.  Girls 13-14 50M Backstroke (SemiFinals) 1, Eneas, GiGi, DSC, 37.88  Farquharson, Kirkwood, Blue Waves, 48.27  NATL. 12, Seligman, Roy, LSC, 1:00.02. qNATL. 2, Mortimer, Madison, ORCA, q.  13, Bonamy, Mason, Mantas, 1:00.30. Girls 10 & Under 50M Breaststroke 14, Chatlani-Pickstock, Jahan, MAC, 38.10  qNATL. 3, Roberts, Mandia, BSC, 39.76  qNATL. 4, Paul, Vanaj, DSC, 41.18  (Semi-Finals) 1, Adderley, Tia, MAC, 44.90  1:01.36. 15, Munro, Zane, MAC, 1:03.09. qNATL. 5, Taylor, Ebonie, ORCA, 41.53  qNATL. 2, Albert, Micah, LSC, 51.31  16, Johnson, Tahje, Blue Waves, 1:03.69. NATL. 6, Munnings, Teja, BSC, 42.24  qNATL. 3, Moss-Moultrie, Kaiden, SWAT, 17, Turnquest, Elijah, Mantas, 1:04.33. 18, 53.04  qNATL. 4, Sherman, Allisah, BSC, Moss, Ayden, Mantas, 1:05.21. 19, Bethell, NATL. 7, Evans, Aleesha, DSC, 1:01.81.  Girls 13-14 50M Backstroke (Prelimi- 55.78  qNATL. 5, Bridgewater, Lauren, Daniel, MAC, 1:05.24. 20, Rolle, Gerard, naries) 1, Mortimer, Madison, ORCA, BSC, 55.86  NATL. 6, Barnes, Sanaa, BSC, Blue Waves, 1:05.53. 21, Deveaux, Dmitri, 37.49  qNATL. 2, Eneas, GiGi, DSC,  1:01.04.  Mantas, 1:07.96. 22, Gomez, Dylan, BSC, Girls 10 & Under 50M Breaststroke (Pre- 1:08.60. 23, Hope, Luke, BSC, 1:10.40. 24, 38.21  qNATL. 3, Roberts, Mandia, BSC, 39.94  qNATL. 4, Paul, Vanaj, DSC, 40.85  liminaries) 1, Adderley, Tia, MAC, 44.44  Asuama, Alejandro, DSC, 1:30.95.  qNATL. 5, Munnings, Teja, BSC, 41.23  qNATL. 2, Moss-Moultrie, Kaiden, SWAT, Boys 11-12 50M Breaststroke (SemiqNATL. 6, Taylor, Ebonie, ORCA, 42.40  50.56  qNATL. 3, Albert, Micah, LSC, Finals) 1, Ferguson, Tristin, MAC, 39.31  qNATL. 7, Evans, Aleesha, DSC, 1:01.58  51.91  qNATL. 4, Sherman, Allisah, BSC, qNATL. 2, Bonamy, Amauri, MAC, 39.80  55.24  qNATL. 5, Bridgewater, Lauren, qNATL. 3, Prince, Hodari, BSC, 40.06  q.  Women 15 & Over 50 LC Meter Back- BSC, 55.56  qNATL. 6, George, Teryl, Blue qNATL. 4, Kemp, Yohancy, DSC, 41.54  stroke (Semi-Finals) 1, Pinder, Amber, Waves, 55.61  qNATL. 7, Bain, Quiana, Blue qNATL. 5, Roach, Noah, MAC, 41.63  BSC, 35.79  qNATL. 2, Trotman, Jazmine, Waves, 56.49  qNATL. 8, Barnes, Sanaa, NATL. 6, Thompson, Matthew, BSC, 46.94  AAC, 36.86  qNATL. 3, Wood, Sara, BSC, BSC, 56.63  qNATL. 9, Dean, Olivia, DSC, NATL. 7, Barr, Jack, BSC, 49.20. 8, Turn56.66  NATL. 10, Rolle, Chloe, Blue Waves, quest, Rome, DSC, 53.61.  40.19  qNATL.  Women 15 & Over 50 LC Meter Back- 57.15  NATL. 11, McPhee, Arielle, BSC, Boys 11-12 50M Breaststroke (Prelimistroke (Preliminaries) 1, Pinder, Amber, 57.28  NATL. 12, George, Trinity, Blue naries) 1, Ferguson, Tristin, MAC, 38.16  BSC, 36.38  qNATL. 2, Trotman, Jazmine, Waves, 57.59  NATL. 13, Barr, Khalilah, qNATL. 2, Prince, Hodari, BSC, 40.62  AAC, 37.31  qNATL. 3, Hanna, Australia, BSC, 59.12. 14, Cowan, Teeann, ORCA, qNATL. 3, Bonamy, Amauri, MAC, 40.84  MAC, 41.54  q. 4, Wood, Sara, BSC, 41.83   59.43. 15, Bain, Nia, AAC, 1:00.49. 16, qNATL. 4, Kemp, Yohancy, DSC, 41.83  Pratt, Adriel, Blue Waves, 1:00.67. 17, Gil- qNATL. 5, Roach, Noah, MAC, 42.39  q. --, Albury, Kaliyah, MAC, X41.61.  Boys 10 & Under 50M Backstroke bert, Madison, BSC, 1:00.84. 18, Stevenson, qNATL. 6, Thompson, Matthew, BSC, (Semi-Finals) 1, Moncur III, Tre, MAC, Kristen, Blue Waves, 1:01.23. 19, Donald- 46.34  qNATL. 7, Barr, Jack, BSC, 47.79  39.83  qNATL. 2, Roy, Anish, MAC, 43.09 son, Samirah, Mantas, 1:02.02. 20, Butler, q. 8, Turnquest, Rome, DSC, 48.76  q. 9, qNATL. 3, Saunders, Donald, DSC, 43.52  Shani, Blue Waves, 1:03.29. 21, Knowles, Watson, Czaire, BSC, 49.55. 10, Miller, qNATL. 4, Farrington, Will, BSC, 45.65  Taylor, SWAT, 1:04.99. 22, Sands, Gianna, Justin, AAC, 53.77. 11, Banister, Elijah, qNATL. 5, Moncur, Ayrton, MAC, 47.09  Blue Waves, 1:05.30. 23, Baldwin, Zara, DSC, 54.04. 12, Hinzey, Keiyanno, Blue NATL. 6, Bartlett, Mikhail, MAC, 47.77  LSC, 1:08.33. 24, Brooks, Shianne, Blue Waves, 55.91. 13, Brooks, Latrell, Blue NATL. 7, Cheetham, Jordan, MAC, 49.27  Waves, 1:08.60. 25, Laslop, Ellie, AAC, Waves, 59.14. 14, Cordova, Ragh, DSC, 1:12.14. 26, Albury, Gillian, MAC, 1:12.45. 1:01.67. 15, Angelo, Farquharson, Blue NATL.  Boys 10 & Under 50M Backstroke 27, Newry, Kennedy, Blue Waves, 1:12.68. Waves, 1:04.64.  (Preliminaries) 1, Roy, Anish, MAC, 28, Prince, Nia-Ishia, BSC, 1:13.76. 29, Boys 13-14 50M Breaststroke 42.05  qNATL. 2, Moncur III, Tre, MAC, Johnson, Sydney, Blue Waves, 1:19.28. 30,  (Semi-Finals) 1, Stubbs, Kierro, 42.20  qNATL. 3, Saunders, Donald, DSC, Cambrige, Olivia, Blue Waves, 1:24.63. MAC, 32.90  qNATL. 2, Knowles, Reis, 42.99  qNATL. 4, Bartlett, Mikhail, MAC, 31, Lynes, Bharti, Blue Waves, 1:27.43. 32, BSC, 37.85  qNATL. 3, Cooper, Elbert, 44.37  qNATL. 5, Farrington, Will, BSC, Simmons, Tiara, Blue Waves, 1:33.43. 33, AAC, 40.02  qNATL. 4, Adderley, Brian, 45.07  qNATL. 6, Moncur, Ayrton, MAC, Mackey, Jayda, Blue Waves, 1:38.57.  BSC, 40.55  qNATL. 5, Bain, Christopher, Girls 11-12 50M Breaststroke (Semi- MAC, 46.77.  46.75  qNATL. 7, Laslop, Victor, AAC, 48.02  qNATL. 8, Cheetham, Jordan, Finals) 1, Gibson, Alexia, ORCA, 39.36  Boys 13-14 50M Breaststroke (PreMAC, 48.13  qNATL. 9, Butler, Damari, qNATL. 2, Gibbs, Rhanishka, BSC, liminaries) 1, Stubbs, Kierro, MAC, 32.49  DSC, 49.57  NATL. 10, Butler, Daunte, 40.77  qNATL. 3, Jimenez, Jada, MAC, qNATL. 2, Knowles, Reis, BSC, 37.54  MAC, 50.95  NATL. 11, Eneas, Atun, 41.33  qNATL. 4, Singh, Sarah, BSC, qNATL. 3, Cooper, Elbert, AAC, 38.09  DSC, 52.34. 12, Mckenzie, Kayden, ORCA, 42.71 qNATL. 5, Williams, Kaitlyn, qNATL. 4, Adderley, Brian, BSC, 38.74  54.39. 13, Johnson, Taeden, Blue Waves, Mantas, 43.18  NATL. 6, Saidi, Layla, LSC, qNATL. 5, Dean, Joshua, Blue Waves, 55.27. 14, Burrows, Keron, BSC, 55.84. 15, 47.77 NATL. 7, Delson, Arianna, ORCA, 40.97  qNATL. 6, Tucker, Anwar, Blue Mendez, Francisco, LSC, 56.55. 16, Rus- 53.31.  Waves, 45.90  q. 7, Bain, Christopher, Girls 11-12 50M Breaststroke (Pre- MAC, 47.61  q. 8, Theophilus, Akeil, Blue sell, Trace, MAC, 57.15. 17, Rollins, Aiden, Blue Waves, 57.63. 18, Knowles, Shan- liminaries) 1, Gibson, Alexia, ORCA, Waves, 51.69  q. 9, Knowles, Renato, MAC, tero, Mantas, 58.98. 19, Johnson, Kevin, 39.66  qNATL. 2, Gibbs, Rhanishka, BSC, 56.60.  Blue Waves, 59.06. 20, Dean, Aaron, LSC, 40.51  qNATL. 3, Jimenez, Jada, MAC, Men 15 & Over 50M Breaststroke (Semi1:01.06. 21, Rolle, Gerard, Blue Waves, 41.35  qNATL. 4, Singh, Sarah, BSC, 42.68  Finals) 1, Walcott, Andre, MAC, 33.36  1:02.49. 22, Morada, Neil, DSC, 1:07.01. 23, qNATL. 5, Williams, Kaitlyn, Mantas, qNATL. 2, Gaitor, Tenajh, BSC, 34.23  Simmons, Dijon, Blue Waves, 1:10.02. 24, 43.70  qNATL. 6, Byer, Erynn, Blue Waves, qNATL. 3, Jolly, Ricardo, DSC, 35.30  Bournas, Mathis, LSC, 1:33.20. --, Bethell,  47.25  qNATL. 7, Saidi, Layla, LSC, 48.27  qNATL. 4, Evans, Rashad, DSC, 43.18  q. qNATL. 8, Delson, Arianna, ORCA, 50.46  5, Williams, Theo, ORCA, 46.89.  Daniel, MAC, X55.75.  Boys 11-12 50M Backstroke (Semi- qNATL. 9, Johnson, Bianca, Mantas, 50.66  Men 15 & Over 50M Breaststroke (PreFinals) 1, Bonamy, Amauri, MAC, 35.83  NATL. --, Fox, Maria, BSC, DQ.  liminaries) 1, Walcott, Andre, MAC, 32.72  Girls 13-14 50M Breaststroke (Semi- qNATL. 2, Jolly, Ricardo, DSC, 34.40  qNATL. 2, Williams, Rondon, DSC, 36.33  qNATL. 3, Carey, Christian, BSC, 40.13  Finals) 1, Hepburn, Jamilah, MAC, 37.08  qNATL. 3, Gaitor, Tenajh, BSC, 34.99  qNATL. 4, Wells, Cherkadin, MAC, 46.60  qNATL. 2, Moss, Tamia, AAC, 41.23  qNATL. 4, Evans, Rashad, DSC, 42.53  q. qNATL. 3, Bethel, Kyla, MAC, 41.52  5, Fergurson, Shawn, Blue Waves, 42.96  q. q. 5, Mott, Koen, MAC, 48.04. 

6, Williams, Theo, ORCA, 46.20 q. 7, Farquharson, Kirkwood, Blue Waves, 55.77  q. --, Carey, Davante,  MAC, X34.45  NATL.  Girls 10 & Under 50M Butterfly (SemiFinals) 1, Bowe, Taliyah, SWAT, 36.35  qNATL. 2, Ward, Rayven, MAC, 37.07  qNATL. 3, Knowles, Anjaleah, SWAT, 40.19  qNATL. 4, Barr, Khalilah, BSC, 51.68  q. 5, Grant, Dasia, ORCA, 55.43. 6, Cooper, Makaela, BSC, 56.52.  Girls 10 & Under 50M Butterfly (Preliminaries) 1, Ward, Rayven, MAC, 36.58  qNATL. 2, Bowe, Taliyah, SWAT, 37.44  qNATL. 3, Knowles, Anjaleah, SWAT, 40.34  qNATL. 4, Grant, Dasia, ORCA, 52.29  q. 5, Barr, Khalilah, BSC, 53.01  q. 6, Cooper, Makaela, BSC, 58.58  q. 7, Rolle, Chloe, Blue Waves, 59.78  q. 8, Bournas, Issa, LSC, 1:00.61  q. 9, George, Trinity, Blue Waves, 1:00.63. 10, Barnes, Sanaa, BSC, 1:01.24. 11, Rousseau-Cox, Sofia, LSC, 1:10.59. 12, Newry, Kennedy, Blue Waves, 1:12.80. 13, Laslop, Ellie, AAC, 1:12.81. 14, Roberts, Breanna, BSC, 1:15.28. 15, Sands, Gianna, Blue Waves, 1:19.12.  Girls 11-12 50M Butterfly (SemiFinals) 1, Cuffy-Bethel, Devin, BSC, 33.09  qNATL. 2, Sastre, Mia, MAC, 34.56  qNATL. 3, Culmer-Mackey, Sienna, DSC, 37.63  qNATL. 4, Wells, Jayna, AAC, 44.97  q.  Girls 11-12 50M Butterfly (Preliminaries) 1, Cuffy-Bethel, Devin, BSC, 32.77  qNATL. 2, Sastre, Mia, MAC, 34.50  qNATL. 3, Culmer-Mackey, Sienna, DSC, 39.15  qNATL. 4, Wells, Jayna, AAC, 44.65  q. 5, Sands, Giann, Blue Waves, 44.89  q. 6, Major, Monae, AAC, 46.21  q.  Girls 13-14 50M Butterfly (Semi-Finals) 1, Lundy, Rachel, MAC, 32.71  qNATL. 2, Roberts, Mandia, BSC, 32.83  qNATL. 3, Russell, Charlot, AAC, 33.12  qNATL. 4, Bethel, Kyla, MAC, 36.63  qNATL.  Girls 13-14 50M Butterfly (Preliminaries) 1, Lundy, Rachel, MAC, 32.30  qNATL. 2, Roberts, Mandia, BSC, 32.99  qNATL. 3, Russell, Charlot, AAC, 33.33  qNATL. 4, Bethel, Kyla, MAC, 34.50  qNATL.  Women 15 & Over 50M Butterfly (SemiFinals) 1, Slatter, Katherine, BSC, 36.73  qNATL. Women 15 & Over 50Meter Butterfly (Preliminaries) 1, Slatter, Katherine, BSC, 34.44  qNATL.  Boys 10 & Under 50 LC Meter Butterfly (Semi-Finals) 1, Moncur III, Tre, MAC, 36.46  qNATL. 2, Saunders, Donald, DSC, 39.16  qNATL. 3, Gibson, Zion, MAC, 39.72  qNATL. 4, Daniels, Maxwell, DSC, 39.83  qNATL. 5, Darville, Caellum, AAC, 40.75  NATL. 6, Albury, Kyle, BSC, 40.88  NATL. 7, Miller, Matthew, BSC, 47.29  NATL. 8, Butler, Damari, DSC, 48.67  NATL.  Boys 10 & Under 50Meter Butterfly (Preliminaries) 1, Moncur III, Tre, MAC, 36.27  qNATL. 2, Gibson, Zion, MAC, 39.23  qNATL. 3, Daniels, Maxwell, DSC, 39.40  qNATL. 4, Saunders, Donald, DSC, 39.74  qNATL. 5, Albury, Kyle, BSC, 40.11  qNATL. 6, Darville, Caellum, AAC, 41.20  qNATL. 7, Miller, Matthew, BSC, 45.17  qNATL. 8, Butler, Damari, DSC, 48.04  qNATL. 9, Laslop, Victor, AAC, 48.91. 10, Kemp, Aidan, DSC, 50.90. 11, Rollins, Aiden, Blue Waves, 53.57. 12, Storr, Kaidin, BSC, 54.19. 13, Lewis, Micah, BSC, 55.16. 14, Duncombe, Tre, BSC, 56.68. 15, Rigby, Zayne, MAC, 57.57. 16, Cartwright, Makhai, Blue Waves, 1:10.19. 17, Simmons, Dijon, Blue Waves, 1:10.95. 18, Russell, Trace, MAC, 1:11.72.  Boys 11-12 50M Butterfly (Semi-Finals) 1, Bosland, Msanaa, BSC, 33.28  qNATL. 2, Prince, Hodari, BSC, 34.68  qNATL. 3, Scavella, Andrew, BSC, 39.25  qNATL. 4, Sealy, Kieran, BSC, 43.07  q. 5, Simms, Matthais, BSC, 44.65. 6, Roberts, Seth, BSC, 44.87. 7, Wells, Cherkadin, MAC, 47.28.  Boys 11-12 50M Butterfly (Preliminaries) 1, Bosland, Msanaa, BSC, 32.52  qNATL. 2, Prince, Hodari, BSC, 34.21  qNATL. 3, Feaste, William, MAC, 38.36  qNATL. 4, Scavella, Andrew, BSC, 39.59  qNATL. 5, Sealy, Kieran, BSC, 41.36  q. 6, Simms, Matthais, BSC, 44.26  q. 7, Roberts, Seth, BSC, 44.64  q. 8, Wells, Cherkadin, MAC, 45.20  q. 9, Bonaby, Winston, BSC, 1:01.45.  Boys 13-14 50M Butterfly (Semi-Finals) 1, Reckley, Jared, MAC, 29.46  qNATL. 2, Thompson III, Erald, MAC, 29.85  qNATL. 3, Curtis, Jayden, ORCA, 30.08  qNATL. 4, Bartlett III, Hugh, MAC, 30.57  qNATL. 5, Miller, Melvin, BSC, 32.34  NATL. 6, Gray, Wellington, MAC, 33.58  NATL. 7, Longley, Sean, BSC, 38.66.  Boys 13-14 50M Butterfly (Preliminaries) 1, Thompson III, Erald, MAC, 29.14  qNATL. 2, Reckley, Jared, MAC, 29.53  qNATL. 3, Curtis, Jayden, ORCA, 30.61  qNATL. 4, Bartlett III, Hugh, MAC, 31.70  qNATL. 5, Miller, Melvin, BSC, 31.95  qNATL. 6, Gray, Wellington, MAC, 32.40  qNATL. 7, Longley, Sean, BSC, 37.04  q. 8, Knowles, Joshua, AAC, 37.84  q. 9, Butler, Asa, BSC, 41.29. 10, Bodie, Lloyd, AAC, 45.46.  Men 15 & Over 50M Butterfly (SemiFinals) 1, Carey, Davante, MAC, 27.58  qNATL. 2, Murray, Joshua, MAC, 28.67  qNATL. 3, Kajokaya, Jeong-il, ORCA, 28.99  qNATL. 4, Wood, Ralph III, BSC, 31.01  qNATL. 5, Roach, Jacob, MAC, 33.64.  Men 15 & Over 50M Butterfly (Preliminaries) 1, Russell, Tristan, MAC, 28.42  qNATL. 2, Kajokaya, Jeong-il, ORCA, 28.44  qNATL. 3, Carey, Davante, MAC, 28.58  qNATL. 4, Murray, Joshua, MAC, 28.95  qNATL. 5, Wood, Ralph III, BSC, 30.72  qNATL. 6, Roach, Jacob, MAC, 32.96  qNATL. 7, Fergurson, Shawn, Blue Waves, 36.08  q. 8, Bowe, Philan, Blue Waves, 37.37  q. 9, Munroe, Joshua, Blue Waves, 1:06.15. 

Girls 10 & Under 50M Freestyle (SemiFinals) 1, Bowe, Taliyah, SWAT, 34.79 qNATL. 2, Ward, Rayven, MAC, 34.87  qNATL. 3, Adderley, Tia, MAC, 35.52  qNATL. 4, Rolle, Jordyn, DSC, 37.70  qNATL. 5, Dean, Olivia, DSC, 38.27  NATL. 6, Clarke, Alia, MAC, 38.34  NATL. 7, Roberts, Cimiyah, ORCA, 40.49  NATL. 


Tuesday, May 15, 2018, PAGE 5


CLEVELAND Cavaliers forward LeBron James, left, and centre Kevin Love, right, watch from the bench during the fourth quarter of Game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics on Sunday night. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

LeBron has ‘zero’ concern after Cavaliers’ lopsided Game 1 loss By KYLE HIGHTOWER AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James has made Boston’s TD Garden his personal playground during the playoffs in recent years. The Cleveland Cavaliers entered the Eastern Conference finals with a 9-3 record against the Celtics in games played at the Garden over the last four years, including six straight wins. James’ 979 postseason points against Boston were the most by any player against any opponent in the last 50 years. And his 21 playoff wins against the Celtics were also the most against them during that span. But none of that mattered Sunday in Boston’s dominating 108-83 win over Cleveland in Game 1, in which James committed seven turnovers while being held to just 15 points, nine assists and seven rebounds. It would be solid night for most NBA players, but was

pedestrian by the super-human standard that LeBron has set for himself this postseason, at times single-handedly carrying the Cavs to victories. But he was clear that his concern level down being 1-0 was “zero.” “I didn’t go to college, so it’s not March Madness,” he said. “You see ways you can get better throughout the series. But I’ve been down 0-1, I’ve been down 0-2. I’ve been down before in the postseason. “But for me, there’s no level of concern no matter how bad I played tonight with seven turnovers, how inefficient I was shooting the ball. ... We have another opportunity to be better as a ballclub come Tuesday night and we’ll see what happens.” James said the Celtics deserved credit for the defensive strategy they employed against him, which started with Marcus Morris challenging him from outset, limiting him to 2-of-6 shooting in the first quarter as Cleveland fell into a 36-18 hole.

“I think they had a great game plan in Game 1, and he was the start of it,” James said. “He was my matchup and I think they did a great job of communicating throughout the whole game, knowing where I was and all of my teammates was. (Celtics coach) Brad (Stevens) did a great job.” “We have an opportunity to look at some film tomorrow and see ways they was making us uncomfortable.” The Celtics showed James several different looks throughout the game, switching as many as five different players on him. Morris, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Terry Rozier, Marcus Smart and Aron Baynes all took turns guarding James at times. Boston frequently sent a double team when he got the ball in the post. It forced him to settle for jump shots early and limited his ability to get to the rim. That in turn kept James from creating shots for his teammates.

For the game Cleveland was outscored by 18 points with James on the floor. “We are just going to try to make it as tough for him as we can,” Rozier said. “The other guys, obviously, (Kevin) Love and J.R. Smith, we don’t want to give them open looks. ... That has been a big emphasis the last couple of days. We did a good job of that and we just have to keep it up.” When the Cavs did finally show a little momentum, cutting Boston’s lead to 14 at the end of the third quarter, the Celtics responded with a 7-0 run at the start of the fourth. James was asked afterward what happened during that flurry and he responded with a verbatim recitation of each play , down to Tatum’s coast-to-coast layup off a Eurostep move in the lane. When he was finished James leaned back in his chair, spread his arms and wryly said, “There you go.”

CHICAGO (AP) — Ozzie Albies hit a leadoff drive for his 13th homer, Jose Bautista connected for a three-run shot and the Atlanta Braves held off the Chicago Cubs for a 6-5 victory yesterday. Julio Teheran (4-1) pitched six innings and Tyler Flowers hit his first homer this season as NLleading Atlanta (25-15) won for the sixth time in seven games. The surprising Braves moved 10 games over .500 for the first time since July 28, 2014. A.J. Minter worked a shaky ninth inning for his second save in the makeup of an April 15 rainout. Minter hit Ian Happ to force in a run with two out, but Kris Bryant lined out to left to end the game. Chicago closed out a 5-2 homestand with its second straight loss. Bryant and Albert Almora Jr. each hit a two-run homer, but Jose Quintana (4-3) struggled after pitching six sparkling innings against Miami in his previous start. The 21-year-old Albies drove Quintana’s second pitch the opposite way into the bleachers in right for his fourth career leadoff homer. The rookie second baseman also doubled and singled. Almora went deep in the second and Bryant connected in the third, but the Cubs were unable to keep up with the slugging Braves. Flowers, Quintana’s former batterymate with the Chicago White Sox, hit a two-run shot in the top of the third, a towering drive over the wall in left-centre. Bautista lifted Atlanta to a 6-4 lead in the fifth, belting a drive to left for his second homer since joining the club on May 4. Teheran allowed four runs and four hits, struck out one and walked three. The 27-year-old righthander had a scoreless streak of 16 2/3 innings before Almora’s second homer of the season. Sam Freeman replaced Teheran and got one out before departing with runners on first and second. Shane Carle then came in and retired each of his five batters while extending his scoreless streak to 13 innings.

LAY YOUR MONEY DOWN: COURT SAYS STATES CAN OK SPORTS BETTING By JESSICA GRESKO AND WAYNE PARRY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court cleared the way yesterday for states coast to coast to legalise betting on sports, breaking a longtime ban and creating a potential financial boon for states and the gambling industry. The first bets could be placed within weeks. Despite opposition from the major sports leagues and the Trump administration, the high court struck down a federal law that had barred betting on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states. States that want to take advantage of the ruling now will generally have to pass legislation to allow sports books to open. Some, including New Jersey, which brought the case to the Supreme Court, have a head start. Sports leagues had expressed concerns about any expansion of sports gambling. Their huge businesses could be badly harmed if people thought the outcome of games could be altered by someone who had wagered money on a certain result. However, the ruling also could be seen as merely bringing an activity out of the shadows that many people already see as a mainstream hobby. Americans wager about $150 billion on sports each year illegally, according to the American Gaming

Association. The law the justices struck down forbade state-authorised sports gambling with some exceptions and made Nevada the only state where a person could wager on the results of a single game. Stock prices for casino operators and equipment makers surged after the ruling was announced. Gambling on sports could quickly become widely available, with one research firm estimating that 32 states would likely offer sports betting within five years. The ruling “opens up the floodgates” for sports gambling in any state that wants to have it, said Daniel Wallach, a sports law expert in Florida. The decision had been eagerly anticipated by gamblers and also states that hope their cut of legalised sports betting can help solve budget problems. States that have already laid the legal groundwork include New Jersey, where one racetrack said it would begin taking bets within two weeks. Mississippi and West Virginia have also been preparing for sports betting, and gamblers there could be placing bets as early as this summer and certainly before the NFL season starts in September. Delaware, too, could quickly expand beyond certain bets currently offered at its casinos. Pennsylvania and New York have also made moves to begin sports gambling. However, other states that

MONMOUTH Park racetrack is seen from a box in Oceanport, N.J., yesterday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) want to allow sports betting could still see several Super Bowls come and go before people there can place a legal bet close to home. The Trump administration had urged the high court to uphold the law, surprising perhaps because the president is the former owner of a New Jersey casino, the Trump Taj Mahal, now being remade into a Hard Rock casino resort. All four major US professional sports leagues and the NCAA also had urged the court to uphold the federal law, saying a gambling expansion would hurt the integrity of their games. They also said that with legal sports betting in the United States, they’d have to spend a lot more money monitoring betting patterns and investigating suspicious activity. Sports gambling proponents argued that the leagues already do that work and that legal sports betting will make

enforcement easier than it is now, when most bets in the US are made illegally. They say state regulators are capable of monitoring suspicious bets, as is done in Nevada. On Monday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver and Major League Baseball issued statements saying the “integrity” of their games would remain a priority. Representatives of the National Hockey League, National Football League and NCAA said they were reviewing the court’s decision. Some saw other concerns, including for some gamblers. The ruling “will likely increase gambling participation and gambling problems unless steps are taken to minimise harm,” said Marlene Warner, the president of the National Council on Problem Gambling’s board of directors. The council said any government body or sports league that receives a direct percentage or portion of

sports betting revenue should dedicate some of it to treat gambling problems. The law the justices struck down was passed by Congress in 1992 and called the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the court, “The legalisation of sports gambling requires an important policy choice, but the choice is not ours to make.” The court’s “job is to interpret the law Congress has enacted and decide whether it is consistent with the Constitution,” he wrote. “PASPA is not.” Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor dissented. Ginsburg wrote for the three that when a portion of a law violates the Constitution, the court “ordinarily engages in a salvage rather than a demolition operation,” preserving what it can. She said that instead of using a “scalpel to trim the statute” her colleagues used “an axe.”

Breyer agreed with the majority that part of the law must be struck down but said that should not have doomed the rest of the law. Congress could try to step in again. Sen. Orrin Hatch said he would soon introduce legislation to set national standards for sports betting, but It is unclear whether the rest of Congress will want to join him. The ruling was a particular victory for New Jersey, which has fought for years to legalise gambling on sports at casinos and racetracks. Former Republican Gov. Chris Christie tweeted that it was a “great day for the rights of states and their people to make their own decisions.” The state’s current governor, Democrat Phil Murphy, said he was “thrilled” to see the high court strike down the “arbitrary ban.” Several hours after the Supreme Court ruled, New Jersey lawmakers introduced new legislation that would regulate and tax sports gambling in the state. Casinos and racetracks in the state are also moving quickly. Monmouth Park, a racetrack at the Jersey Shore, has already set up a sports book operation and said yesterday it plans to start taking bets within two weeks “unless someone stops us.” And Tony Rodio, president of Tropicana Entertainment, said his Atlantic City casino will offer sports betting once it can get it up and running. “It’s been a long time coming,” he said.


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IC Junior Tennis Series moves to Baha Mar next weekend AFTER two successful events at the National Tennis Centre and Albany Tennis Academy, The Winterbotham IC Junior Tennis Series moves to Baha Mar next weekend. This event for the development of 10s and 12s is designed to give all participants maximum participation on a round robin basis over a single weekend. “This is not about winning but about development,” former Brazilian Davis Cup player and Bahamas IC member Fernando Gentil told the juniors at the last event. “I was not the best 12-yearold in Brazil but worked on my game to win the Orange Bowl at 18, beat Jimmy Connors and play Davis Cup for Brazil.” Wise words from an experienced player. The International Club of The Bahamas is putting on this series of five events to encourage a group of young Bahamians to develop as a group at this critical age for getting them into tennis. Then hopefully it will help

them on to future tennis scholarships at college which has been a popular route for many Bahamians. “Your competition is not each other but all the other young tennis players overseas - so work together to improve,” the IC said in a press release. The IC encourages this by its round robin format and providing a lunch each day to keep the juniors together and make friends. This time the competition will be a little stronger as several overseas players have now been attracted to this event at Baha Mar. This achieves another IC objective of providing relatively low cost competition within the Bahamas itself and avoiding the high cost of participating overseas. Entries close at 6pm on Wednesday. Entry forms are available at tennis centres such as Baha Mar and National Tennis Centre. Also from the main organisers Neil Mactaggart (359-0900), Kit Spencer (363-2930), Mickey Williams (557-8307) and Bradley Bain (357-5580).

NEW TENNIS VENUE: The Winterbotham IC Junior Tennis Series is all set to be staged at Baha Mar next weekend.


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THE Lucaya International Buccaneers held the GBSSAA junior boys soccer championship trophy high after defeating Bishop Michael Eldon 5-1 at the St George’s soccer pitch on Friday. Magnus Alnebeck Jr was dominant, scoring two goals in the final on his way to earning tournament MVP. Josh Campbell scored the other three goals in the final. Jaden Moss-Gardiner scored the lone goal for the Warriors.

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