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NBA Changing All-Star Game Format, Adding A Kobe Bryant Tribute

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NBA Changing All-Star Game Format, Adding A Kobe Bryant Tribute

The US National Basketball Association, NBA, has taken a decision to honor the life of Kobe Bryant by changing the format of its 2020 all-star game in Chicago.

The new format is set up to maximize money that can be won for charity. The biggest change comes in the form of an untimed fourth quarter and a target score featuring Bryant’s number 24.

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Each quarter will be treated as a mini game, lasting 12 minutes, to give each team a chance to win money for local charities. At the end of the third quarter, each team’s points will be added up for an overall score.

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At the start of the fourth quarter, a “target score” will be determined by adding 24 to the lead team’s overall score.  24 is the number Bryant wore for the second half of his NBA career.

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Court Frees Pinnick, Sanusi From Being Joined In Financial Misappropriation Case

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The Federal Capital Territory high court has cleared NFF president Amaju Pinnick and secretary general Mohammed Sanusi of a case of financial misappropriation brought against the pair by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

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Justice Peter O. Affen refused the amendment sought by the EFCC to include Pinnick and Sanusi to a trial of misappropriation of an eight-million-dollar FIFA grant.

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This is the second time the court has thrown out financial allegations against both parties.

Pinnick and Sanusi say the charges were borne out of envy, malice, victimization and vendetta.

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IFAB Rules Out Immediate Change To Offside Law After Wenger Floats VAR Proposal

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IFAB Rules Out Immediate Change To Offside Law After Wenger Floats VAR Proposal

International Football Association Board (IFAB) has ruled out the possibility of Arsene Wenger’s proposed changes to the offside law making it in time for this summer’s European championships.

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The former arsenal manager’s proposals would mean a player would be deemed onside if any part of his body is level or behind the last defender.

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However, IFAB general secretary Lukas Brud told Sky Sports news there will be no law change regarding offside at this month’s annual general meeting.

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Rangers Protest Against Referee Jacob Gwatsa

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Rangers Protest Against Referee Jacob Gwatsa

Rangers football club management have appealed to the League Management Company, LMC, against the decisions of over referee Jacob Gwatsa’s handling of match day 20 NPFL fixture with Akwa United in Enugu.

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Rangers say the referee intentionally ignored two clear penalty calls which cost them the victory.

Rangers wondered if it was a coincidence that the same referee, whose decision was reversed by the LMC barely a year ago, could be found culpable again

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The ‘Flying Antelopes’ are appealing to LMC for justice.

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