• NBA-Obama joins NBA Africa as strategic partner
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    NBA-Obama joins NBA Africa as strategic partner

    Obama will have a minority equity stake in the new venture, which over time he intends to use to fund Obama Foundation youth and leadership programs across Africa. "That's why I'm proud to join the team at NBA Africa and look forward to a partnership that benefits the youth of so many countries."

  • Soccer-Bordeaux name Petkovic as head coach on three-year contract
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    Soccer-Bordeaux name Petkovic as head coach on three-year contract

    The 57-year-old Petkovic, who helped guide Switzerland to the quarter-final of the European Championship this month, has signed a three-year contract with the French club. "We are so proud to be able to recruit Vladimir," club president Gerard Lopez said in a statement.

  • Rugby-Conan says Lions feeling the pressure with series win in sight
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    Rugby-Conan says Lions feeling the pressure with series win in sight

    Number eight Jack Conan says there is even more pressure on the British & Irish Lions ahead the second test against South Africa in Cape Town on Saturday as they seek to replicate their impressive 22-17 first-test win and wrap up the series. The Lions were full value for their victory after a strong second-half showing, and Conan believes now they have shown the standards they can reach, the players are feeling the weight of expectation. "There is probably even more pressure this week to back up that performance and go out there and get another victory to finish off this series," Conan told reporters on Tuesday.

  • Simone Biles hints she could withdraw from remainder of Tokyo Olympic Games
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    Simone Biles hints she could withdraw from remainder of Tokyo Olympic Games

    The 24-year-old pulled out of the women’s team event, citing a desire to prioritise her mental health.