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Beruang Blazers set to raise standard of regional league

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BBA chairman Lim Ting Guan (R) and EBL Sports Event marketing manager Nicholas Teo sign the endorsement papers to endorse Beruang Blazers’s participation in the 2nd Yuwang EBL Basketball League last Saturday. Kuching will host the first leg on Aug 19, with the competition then moving on to Kota Kinabalu and Labuan. The Brunei leg is slated for Sept 16-18. Picture: BT/Ak Fauzi Pg Salleh



BY AK FAUZI PG SALLEH

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - EAST Malaysia Basketball League (EBL) Sports Event Sdn Bhd believe that the participation of local side Beruang Blazers in the 2nd Yuwang EBL Basketball League will lift the standard of the semi-professional basketball competition.
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Swimmers confirmed for SUKMA

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Nur Haziq Samil during a training session at the National Aquatics Centre of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Berakas on Monday. He will be joined by Ashley Chai in representing Brunei at the 16th Malaysia Games (SUKMA) in Kuching, Malaysia, from July 22 to 31. Picture: BT/Khaliq Roziman



BY NADZIRAH MALEK-WEBB

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - NATIONAL aquatic sports head coach Eric Landa has confirmed that two national swimmers will represent Brunei at this year’s 16th Malaysia Games (SUKMA) to be held in Kuching, Malaysia, from July 22 to 31.

National swimmer Ashley Chai will be competing in the 50m freestyle event and the 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke events.
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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu on the rise

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Busiido Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) Club’s head coach Ahmad Faez Anuar (top) in a dominating position against his opponent in a tournament. The country’s only representative in the sport, Busiido BJJ Club have competed in numerous international and premier Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournaments in the Asian region since their introduction in 2011 and regularly finish on the podium - collecting 67 medals last year. Picture: Courtesy of Busiido BJJ Club



BY AK FAUZI PG SALLEH

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - HAS the time arrived for Brunei to finally pay more attention to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, one of the fastest growing sports in Asia?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was featured at the 4th Asian Beach Games in Thailand in 2014 with 11 participating countries – and Southeast Asia represented by Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia.
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Ramazotti hat-trick fires DPMM FC up

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DPMM FC’s Rafael Ramazotti celebrates scoring a goal in their Singapore League (S-League) game against Balestier Khalsa FC at the Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore last night. Picture: Courtesy of S-League



BY YEE CHUN LEONG

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - A RAFAEL Ramazotti hat-trick helped DPMM FC snap their three-game winless run in the Singapore League (S-League) after defeating Balestier Khalsa FC 4-1 last night.

The Brazilian forward, who was last season’s topscorer, found the back of the net twice in the opening half before adding another after the interval to bring his tally to 12 goals to go joint top with Atsushi Kawata of Albirex Niigata (S) FC in the goal-scoring chart this campaign.
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