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Brave Warriors’ Shilongo prospers in Gaborone

Namibian professional footballer Benson Shilongo is ecstatic to play for Botswana Premier League (BPL) giant-killer Gaborone United.
The former Tigers striker last week spoke to Namibian Sun about his life in the BPL.
He said the treatment at United is very good and it is helping to grow his football career.
Shilongo also hopes the move will see him making faster strides in his attempts at becoming a better footballer.
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Hurricanes back to winning ways

Fly half Beauden Barrett became the leading scorer for the Hurricanes in Super Rugby yesterday, kicking three conversions and three penalties in a 35-19 win over the Queensland Reds, which returned the Wellington-based team to the top of the championship table.
When Barrett kicked a penalty for the opening points of the match in the second minute, he passed David Holwell's record of 676 points for the Hurricanes, whose competition lead was briefly usurped by the Chiefs during the weekend's 11th round.
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Westwood in dramatic Indonesia hat-trick

Lee Westwood battled back from a late putting collapse in the final round to win his third Indonesian Masters title yesterday in a dramatic sudden-death playoff with Thailand's Chapchai Nirat.
The English former world number one holed a six-foot birdie putt at the first extra hole to defeat the Thai and continue his love affair with golf in Asia.
Westwood's only two wins in 2014 came at the Thailand Golf Championships in December and the Malaysian Open last April.
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Younger Schumacher makes driving inroads

Mick Schumacher Jr. finished 12th in his second Formula Four race yesterday having enhanced the famous name by claiming the best rookie trophy on his debut the day before.
The 16-year-old son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher finished 10.07secs behind winner Marvin Dienst, who also won Saturday's race over 18 laps at the Oschersleben track, near Hanover.
Schumacher had started 19th on the grid for yesterday morning's race having started his fledgling Formula Four career this weekend.
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Destiny pits Pirates against Tigers

Two sides that are convinced that their names will be written on the Bidvest Namibia Cup trophy have been set on a collision course.
This, after both Tigers and Orlando Pirates qualified for the final of the tournament at the expense of Eleven Arrows and African Stars respectively.
In the build-up to the semi-finals, which took place at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Saturday, Tigers’ coach Bobby Samaria said that all signals point to a victory for his side
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Kipchoge adds London title to Marathon collection

Eliud Kipchoge led a Kenyan clean sweep of the podium places as he won the men’s London Marathon yesterday in an unofficial time of two hours, four minutes and 41 seconds.
The final mile saw Kipchoge sprint clear of defending London champion Wilson Kipsang, with world record-holder Dennis Kimetto finishing in third place.
Victory saw Kipchoge add the London title to his wins in last year’s Rotterdam and Chicago marathons.
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Pacquiao to shun MGM arrival

Manny Pacquiao isn’t feeling much love for the hotel where he will fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in boxing’s richest fight ever.
Pacquiao plans to skip a ceremony that will be held tomorrow (Tuesday) at the MGM Grand marking formal fighter arrivals, an event that has been standard at the hotel for major championship fights.
Pacquiao is staying at another hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, and will have his after fight party at yet another hotel, the Wynn.
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Lukas passes first test of character

Sakaria ‘Desert Storm’ Lukas won the IBF Continental Africa featherweight title in the early hours of yesterday morning after beating Tanzania’s Issa Nampepeche by a seventh round KO.
The fight, which took place at the Windhoek Country Club, was the main biller in the ‘Prospects in Action’ card.
Lukas had started the bout tentatively as he went about assessing his East African opponent.
While he had control of the first and second rounds, Nampepeche came to the fore in the third and fourth rounds as he showed all the experience picked up in his 27 previous bouts.
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Costa, NCF smoke peace pipe but cyclist’s suspension remains

The Namibia National Olympic Committee (NNOC) and Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) have announced the immediate suspension of top cyclist, Raul Costa Seibeb, from any activities facilitated by the national organisations.
The Namibian Cycling Federation (NCF) in February this year, suspended Seibeb for breaching his contract and the cycling body’s code of ethics.
The suspensions meant Seibeb would not be selected for the national cycling team nor partake in any international events or competitions with the team, until the end of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
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Juventus 'not afraid' as semi-final looms - Allegri

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri insists his side will not be in the Champions League semi-finals just to make up the numbers after the Italian giants edged past Monaco on Wednesday evening.
The Serie A leaders played out a 0-0 second-leg draw at the Stade Louis II to win their quarter-final tie 1-0 on aggregate; Arturo Vidal's penalty in Turin last week ultimately proving to be the difference.
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