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Mt Alvernia hunt second win against Montego Bay High in girls' basketball

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Defending champions Mt Alvernia High School will go after back-to-back wins when they take on crosstown rivals Montego Bay High in their ISSA Western Conference Girls' Open basketball first round today at Montego Bay High School. Read More

Team USA rally to beat Team World in Rising Stars contest
LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Team USA outgunned Team World 151-131 in the NBA’s Rising Stars event on Friday night in a game that lacked little semblance of defence even before it deteriorated into an unofficial dunk contest.... Read More

Kobe tributes abound at NBA All-Star Game in Chicago
LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Tributes to the late Kobe Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers legend who died last month in a helicopter crash, will play a major role in tomorrow's 69th NBA All-Star Game.... Read More

Tatum powers Celtics over Clippers in double overtime
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Jayson Tatum scored 39 points, two off his career high, and Marcus Smart added 31 on Thursday to lift the Boston Celtics over the Los Angeles Clippers 141-133 in double overtime. ... Read More

Snoop Dogg apologises for attacking TV anchor over Bryant story

Friday, February, 14 2020    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Rapper Snoop Dogg apologised on Wednesday for an obscenity-laced tirade in which he appeared to threaten a CBS news anchor over an interview about late basketball star Kobe Bryant. Read More

Red-hot Lakers beat Nuggets in overtime, Pacers snap losing streak

Friday, February, 14 2020    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) - Anthony Davis scored a team-high 33 points as the Los Angeles Lakers beat Denver 120-116 in overtime in the final game before the all-star break for two of the top teams in the West. Read More

Raptors extend streak to 15, Bucks rally past Kings

Wednesday, February, 12 2020    

Los Angeles, United States (AFP) — Pascal Siakam scored 34 points as the Toronto Raptors shrugged off their injury problems to extend their winning streak to 15 games on Monday with a 137-126 defeat of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Read More

Coronavirus chaos ravages Asia's sporting calendar

Tuesday, February, 11 2020    

Hong Kong , China (AFP) — The chaos in China's sporting programme caused by the deadly coronavirus outbreak, which has already forced China to cancel or reschedule a host of events, is spreading into Asia's sporting calendar. Read More

Bogdanovic hits winner for Jazz, Celtics win seventh-straight

Tuesday, February, 11 2020    

Los Angeles, United States (AFP) — Bojan Bogdanovic shook off a frustrating shooting night by nailing a clutch three-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Utah Jazz to a 114-113 win over the Houston Rockets on Sunday. Read More

Streaking Raptors beat Pacers, Celtics down Hawks

Sunday, February, 9 2020    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The NBA champion Toronto Raptors' mid-season surge continued with a franchise-record 13th-straight victory on Friday, a 115-106 win over the Indiana Pacers. Read More

Westbrook's 41 points shoot Rockets past Lakers

Saturday, February, 8 2020    

Los Angeles, United States (AFP) — The Houston Rockets, fuelled by 41 points from Russell Westbrook, surged late to shock the NBA's Western Conference-leading Los Angeles Lakers 121-111 on Thursday. Read More

Camperdown, Campion cop ISSA Southern Conference Basketball titles

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Saturday, February, 8 2020    

Campion College and Camperdown High retained their titles in the best-of-three finals of the 2019-2020 Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Southern Basketball Conference Schoolboys Under-16 and Under-19 competitions, respectively, at Kingston College basketball court... Read More

Kobe Bryant memorial set for Feb 24 — reports

Saturday, February, 8 2020    

Los Angeles, United States (AFP) — Los Angeles will host a public memorial on February 24 at Staples Center for NBA icon Kobe Bryant and eight others killed last month in a helicopter crash, US media reported Thursday. Read More

Capela to Hawks in deal as NBA trade deadline looms — reports

Friday, February, 7 2020    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) – Swiss centre Clint Capela moved from the Houston Rockets to the Atlanta Hawks as part of a reported massive 12-player, four-team deal ahead of yesterday's NBA trade deadline. Read More

Ibaka sparks Raptors over Pacers for 12th-straight win

Friday, February, 7 2020    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) – Spanish centre Serge Ibaka scored a season-high 30 points and powered the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors to a club-record 12th consecutive triumph on Wednesday by beating Indiana 119-118. Read More



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