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Pacquiao eyes World Peace for his hoop team

Manny Pacquiao has expressed interest in recruiting former NBA All Star Metta World Peace to the Filipino boxing champion's newest venture - professional basketball.
Pacquiao has become playing coach of the newly formed KIA Sorentos in the Philippine Basketball Association, adding to his other careers as a world champion boxer and local congressman.
Local media this week quoted Pacquiao saying he intended to speak to the 34-year-old forward about joining the expansion team.
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Doeseb to lead NPL once more

Johnny Johnson Doeseb will lead the Namibia Premier League (NPL) for the next few years after being re-elected as chairman over the weekend.
The NPL held its elective congress at the Windhoek Country Club Resort and Casino on Saturday, with Doeseb emerging as the clubs’ choice as leader.
Tigers’ Gibson Imbili, who is also a former chairman of the NPL’s disciplinary committee, was Doeseb’s only opponent, with the latter edging the vote 12-2.
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Bolt can achieve more - Fredericks

Namibia’s sprint legend, Frank Fredericks, is adamant that athletics sensation Usain Bolt could go on to reach even greater heights.
Speaking a week after Bolt broke Fredericks’s indoor 100m world record, the Namibian said anything is possible when it comes to the Jamaican.
“Usain Bolt is an incredible athlete and his accolades speak for themselves. No one has ever done what he has done,” Fredericks said via email from China where he was attending the Youth Olympic Games that ended on Thursday.
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Cuba-to-Florida swimmer gets award

US swimmer Diana Nyad - the first to swim across the Florida Straits without a shark cage - was presented with Cuba’s Order of Sporting Merit on Saturday, the first American athlete to receive the
award.
Nyad, after four failed attempts, successfully swam from Cuba to Key West, Florida, in September 2013 without a shark cage, in a 53-hour feat.
Speaking in Spanish, the 65-year-old said the Cuban
award was “the most precious honour of my whole
life.”
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Moon balls from qualifier doom Kvitova

Instead of trying to match Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova’s power, unknown Aleksandra Krunic confounded her with looping shots and frustrated her by chasing down every ball.
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Mourinho praises ‘complete’ Costa

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho hailed Diego Costa as the complete striker after his side’s 6-3 English Premier League (EPL) win over Everton but is concerned opponents will try to get the Spain international sent off.
Brazil-born Costa scored twice in a thrilling match at Goodison Park to take his tally to four goals in three games, and maintained Chelsea’s winning start to the season.
Mourinho bought Costa from Atletico Madrid during the close season to add more firepower to a Chelsea side that managed 71 goals last season.
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Province cements top spot in Currie Cup

Two tries within five minutes gave Western Province a crucial 23-18 victory over the Blue Bulls at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday to cement their place at the top of the Currie Cup log.
An action-packed first half strangely produced only three points as the two sides played positive rugby from the outset.
Uncharacteristically there was also less kicking from the hosts as they opted to attack the line with the quick ball they received.
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Campbell-Brown claims Diamond League win on return

Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown has her eyes firmly fixed on next year’s world athletics championships in Beijing after claiming her first win at a Diamond League meet since her doping controversy in Zurich last Thursday.
Campbell-Brown won the women’s 100m in 11.04sec at the 13th in the 14-leg Diamond League series.
“My season has had highs and lows,” said former double
Olympic 200m champion
Campbell-Brown, who had a
two year ban overturned in February.
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Exciting Champs League draw

Champions Real Madrid will play five-time former winners Liverpool while fellow Spanish giants Barcelona plucked big-spending Paris Saint-Germain as the Champions League group stage draw was made in Monaco last Thursday.
But the most mouth-watering draw saw 2013 champions Bayern Munich paired with Manchester City, Roma and CSKA Moscow in Group E.
It is the third time in four years that Bayern and City will have faced each other in the group stages.
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NERA top performers rewarded

The Namibian father-and-daughter endurance riding duo George and Sune Wessels were showered with accolades and awards at the Africa Championships and Namibian Endurance Riders Association’s (NERA) awards hosted at the Town Hall in Walvis Bay on Thursday.
Both riders put up sterling individual and team member performances for Namibia against South Africa.
Sune and her horse Kalharabi Dakar won the division for Junior Riders over 122 km with a time of 6:46:10 to become the Junior Africa Champion for 2014.
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