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African Blogtable: It all comes down to this

The NBA Finals African Blogtable brings together some of the top basketball minds on the African continent to share their thoughts on the Heat-Lakers matchup at every stage of the best-of-seven series. Here are their predictions ahead of Game 5.

African Blogtable: A bad day at the office for the Lakers, or a sign of things to come?

The African Blogtable brings together some of the top basketball minds from across the continent to share their thoughts on the Heat-Lakers matchup in the NBA finals. After the Heat’s win in the latest game, here are their predictions ahead of game four.

Expect no charity from football’s elite

We should let go of the hope that our favourite clubs are going to act altruistically in English football’s looming financial crisis

Q&A Sessions: ‘Each generation must open doors for the next’ — Desiree Ellis

Desiree Ellis has a deep understanding of the development of women’s football in South Africa. The Banyana Banyana head coach talks to Luke Feltham about how the women’s game has changed over her 40-year career

African Blogtable: How will the Heat respond in game two of the NBA finals?

The African Blogtable brings together some of the top basketball minds from across the continent to share their thoughts on the Heat-Lakers matchup at every stage of the best-of-seven series. Here are their predictions ahead of the second game

African Blogtable: Lakers or Heat, who will win the 2020 NBA finals?

The NBA finals African Blogtable brings together some of the top basketball minds from across the continent who share their thoughts on the Heat-Lakers matchup at every stage of the best-of-seven series. Here are their predictions ahead of game one

African Blogtable: Who makes it out of the NBA conference

Every week the African Blogtable brings together the top basketball minds from across the continent to answer pressing questions about the NBA Playoffs

Slam-dunk apps for basketball in Nigeria

Would-be professionals have taken to technology into their own hands to arrange fixtures and tournaments for their favourite sport

African Blogtable: Which team will dominate this year’s NBA Western Conference finals?

This year’s NBA Western Conference finals sees the Lakers face off against the Nuggets, a matchup that last recalled a decade ago. We asked our team of experts for their predictions

The Premier League returns: Strange times, stranger football

English football is set for (another) defiant return, bringing with it several bizarre subplots

Semenya’s long run for justice ends

World Athletics, in its pursuit of Semenya, has destroyed anything resembling fairness. The waters have been polluted, leaving future generations to wade through a set of rules that make sense to very few people.

‘Wrong side of history’: Caster Semenya’s CAS appeal shot down

South Africa’s star Olympic athlete may well have run out of legal options after latest loss in Swiss tribunal

How Chadwick Boseman inspired Africa’s first black skeleton racer

Inspired by Chadwick Boseman’s portrayal of King T’Challa in ‘Black Panther’, Akwasi Frimpong set out to make his look, and impact, rich, black and cross-cultural

Controversy dogs Drogba’s top-job attempts

Does Didier Drogba deserve to lead Cote D’Ivoire’s football association?

African Blogtable: Who’ll emerge victorious when the Raptors take on the Celtics?

The Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics meet in the Eestern Conference playoffs this week. Our African Blogtable contributors weigh in on which team they think will take it

Akani Simbine’s Olympic dream deferred, not derailed

The sprinter has to wait a year longer to realise his dream of winning gold in Tokyo to make up for narrowly missing out on the podium in Doha

Cartoon: A Messi affair in the Barcelona house

An untidy board room has prompted a transfer request from the little man

More than a game: NBA players in wildcat strike to protest racial injustice

In 1961, Bill Russell led his fellow Boston Celtics in refusing to play in an NBA game in protest of systemic racism. It happened again on Wednesday.

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