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  By TIM DUNCAN Special to the V.I. Free Press The three islands that make up the U.S. Virgin Islands — St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas — have a combined population of 100,000 and a poverty rate of 22 percent, nearly 50 percent higher than where I live

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SAN ANTONIO — Imagine going to “Tim Duncan High” where the fundamentals of learning are key. How about “Gregg Popovich High School” where students are taught to check their egos at the door and to keep pounding that rock. A Texas school trying to shed its Confederate ties is considering

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PUTTIN’ ON MY BEST WILL SMITH IMITATION: Tim Duncan poses with a basketball in St. Croix. SAN ANTONIO — Retired Virgin Islands-born NBA star Tim Duncan is asking for help for the territory, decimated by Hurricane Irma just days ago, and effete country-western singer Kenny Chesney says he is launching

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CHRISTIANSTED — Former St. Croix resident Rakeem Christmas is packing his bags and leaving for Turkey. Christmas, the 36th pick of the 2015 NBA draft, has been languishing on the “Mad Ants” in the D-League which is the Indiana Pacers farm team. Sources close to the Pacers say that they

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HIRED AGAIN: Veteran NBA executive Milt Newton of St. Thomas. MILWAUKEE — St. Thomas native Milt Newton has a job again in the NBA. This time he will be the assistant general manager for the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks announced multiple additions to their staff on Wednesday, with the most

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DENVER — On the occasions that John Collins has visited family from his mother’s side in St. Croix, it has always been easy to identify the region’s most beloved sports hero. “As soon as you come out of the airport, there’s a flag of Tim Duncan,” Collins, a 6-foot-10 power

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SAN ANTONIO — After 19 years and five championships with the San Antonio Spurs, Tim Duncan announced Monday morning that he would retire at age 40. Duncan was an elite player on an excellent Spurs team for his entire career. The Spurs made the playoffs every year in his tenure, never

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