• NBA stars gather for first game in Africa


    JOHANNESBURG: Basketball stars including Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers and Luol Deng of Miami Heat warmed up on Friday (Saturday in Manila) for the NBA’s first game in Africa, as the sport looks to expand into the continent. The sold-out exhibition game at the Ellis Park arena in Johannesburg on Saturday will pit a team with African links captained by Deng against a “world team” captained by Paul. Five-time NBA Champion Gregg Popovich will coach Team Africa, which includes Deng, who was born in South Sudan, Luc Mbah a Moute from Cameroon, Senegalese Gorgui Dieng and Frenchman Boris Diaw, whose father is from Senegal.



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