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LEBRON JAMES’ EMPIRE CRUMBLING

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The Cleveland Cavaliers stood in silence, LeBron James lighting into each and every one of them. James understands the process of integrating an All-Star such as Isaiah Thomas after seven months of rehab, understands the chemistry needing to be rejuvenated after Kyrie Irving was shipped out. But the lack of drive and precision against the Toronto Raptors last week infuriated ...

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CLOCK TICKING ON OKC THUNDER

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Two more months. That’s roughly the amount of time the Thunder have to figure out if their bold experiment — bringing in Carmelo Anthony and Paul George to play alongside Russell Westbrook — is going to work. online By the time February rolls around and the trade deadline is imminent, Sam Presti should not hesitate to blow this team up ...

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JACK OF ALL TRADES, MASTER OF ALL

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JACKS of all trades are usually said to be masters of none but Precious Pazani can argue to be a master of all her trades. Sports Reporter –Larry Trusida The 27-year-old has proven her worth in basketball, athletics and rugby, representing the country in all the three disciplines. And now Pazani is slowly making a name as a rugby referee ...

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OUTSTANDING CHIKOKO SHINES IN INJURY COMEBACK

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SIX months after suffering a serious foot injury which brought his impressive debut season to a grinding halt, Zimbabwe basketball star, Vitalis Chikoko showed what his French side Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez has been missing in his absence with a stunning display on his return last week. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The 2,08m 26-year-old gifted centre made an immediate impact on his ...

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HARARE CITY HORNETS HOPES UP IN SMOKE

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HARARE City Hornets’ chances of progressing to the semi-finals were hampered after they lost to Mozambican side Ferroviário da Beira in their fourth game at the ongoing Federation of International Basketball Zone Six Club championships being played in Gaborone, Botswana. BY HENRY MHARA Hornets were beaten 84-71 in their fourth match of the competition, their second defeat having earlier lost ...

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SOCKS SHINES ON AND OFF THE COURT

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US-BASED Zimbabwean basketball player Simiselo Ncube Socks is not your typical athlete. Standing at just over two metres tall (6,6 feet), he looms over most of his teammates at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas in the US. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO But it’s not only the forward’s stature that sets him head and shoulders above the ...

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‘ONLY GOD CAN STOP GSW’

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THE NBA’s Pacific Division is a one-team race for the foreseeable future. The Warriors will win this division for the fourth straight year, with an act of God more likely to stop them than any of the other team in this group. Golden State would have to lose multiple stars before it started to worry, so don’t expect a tight ...

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CLEVELAND CAVALIERS SIGN DWAYNE WADE

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CLEVELAND, OH – The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed guard Dwyane Wade, Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman announced on Wednesday, September 27th from Cleveland Clinic Courts. “We’re extremely happy that Dwyane chose to join us in Cleveland and become a core part of helping us achieve success at the highest level,” said Altman. “Dwyane has proven time and time again that ...

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THE STING IN THE HORNETS’ NEST

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EXPATRIATE basketball star Titus Njovi might still be an unknown quantity on the local basketball scene, but it appears Harare City Hornets have great plans for their latest signing who hails from Zambia. By Tinashe Kusema Hornets imported the 27-year-old small forward from Lusaka as they look to solidify their squad ahead of next month’s AfroBasket Club Championship qualifiers in ...

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BBA LEAGUE IN EXPANSION DRIVE

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THE newly-elected Bulawayo Basketball Association (BBA) board is considering enlisting academies into their league programme for the 2017/2018 season and spreading the game to the western suburbs when the league starts after the National Youth Games in August. BY FORTUNE MBELE The board, led by Darlington Chafara, was appointed at the association’s elective annual general meeting held on June 10. ...

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