Basketball

Patriots shift focus to new league season

Patriots are now focused on defending their BK Basketball National League title when the 2020 season starts on January 10, head coach Francis Odhiambo has said. The two-time reigning champions turn attention on the new league season following their impressive qualification to the Basketball Africa League (BAL) 2020 regular season over the weekend. “Now the attention has …

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Senegal’s Tacko Fall set to be NBA’s tallest player

Senegal’s Tacko Fall, will become the tallest basketball player in the United States’ NBA, should he make the Boston Celtics’ 15-man roster for the upcoming season. The 23-year old center is 7ft 5in, which is just two and half inches shy of retired Romanian player Gheorghe Mureșan, the league’s tallest ever player. Fall was signed by …

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AfroBasket Women:title favorites advance to Quarter-Finals

DAKAR (Senegal) – Hosts Senegal, reigning champions Nigeria, Mali and Mozambique have booked their places in the Quarter-Finals of the 26th edition of the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket.  Defending champions Nigeria made light work of Cameroon 106-39 on Tuesday in a one-sided tie . Four players scored 14 points apiece including captain Adaora Elonu, Aisha Balarabe, debutant …

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FIBA U20 Women’s European Championship quarter-finals

Russia, Belgium, France and Spain all maintained their perfect records at the FIBA U20 Women’s European Championship as the Quarter-Finals lineup was confirmed on Wednesday. Russia survived a major scare against Germany – who went 0-3 in the Group Phase – before they eventually prevailed 53-47 with Anastasiia Zotkina collecting 15 rebounds to go with 7 points …

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