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

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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.

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.

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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Afrobasket: D’Tigers Beat S’Sudan 76-56 In Qualifier Opener

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D’Tigers kicked off their 2021 Afrobasket qualifiers with a comfortable 76-56 win over South Sudan at the Kigali arena on Thursday.

South Sudan fought back in the third quarter to reduce the deficit to 20-15, but D’Tigers showed their superiority in the final quarter taking the game 15-7 to win 76-56 with a 20-point margin.

Ike Ireogbu was D’Tiger’s most efficient player in the game, scoring 13 points, seven rebounds, eight assists, and one steal.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Equals Lionel Messi’s Home-Goal Record In UEFA

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Cristiano Ronaldo has equalled Lionel Messi’s record for the most home goals scored in UEFA champions league history.

With this, the Portuguese extended his overall goals record in the competition to 132.

70 of his goals have now been scored in home matches which have now seen him level with long-time rival Lionel Messi for the most home goals in the competition’s history.

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Naples’ Mayor Begins Process To Rename Stadium For Maradona

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The football world is mourning the death of football legend Diego Maradona. Argentina’s president, Alberto Fernandez has declared three days of official mourning of Maradona who died of a heart attack on Wednesday at the age of 60.

The Gimnasia coach was hospitalized early in November after complaining of low spirits and fatigue.

Maradona began his professional career with Argentinos juniors at the age of 16.

Mayor of Naples has started a formal process to rename the San Paolo stadium for Diego Maradona.

The city operates the stadium, where Maradona led Napoli to their only two Serie A titles in 1987 and 1990.

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