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New dad Djokovic wins

In his first match since the birth of his first child, defending champion Novak Djokovic stayed on course to finish the season as No. 1 by defeating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-4 in the second round of the Paris Masters on Tuesday.
The top-seeded Djokovic took a 5-1 lead in the first set and broke his German opponent in the opening game of the second.
“Very good match considering the fact that I didn’t play indoors for a year,” Djokovic said.
“I struggled a little bit physically. It was a pretty tough couple of weeks.”
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Erongo RED powers Rhythmic National Championships

Erongo RED handed over a N$60 000 sponsorship towards the 2014 Rhythmic National Championships to be hosted by the Walvis Bay Gymnastics Club at the Indoor Sport Complex on Friday and Saturday.
Erongo RED CEO Robert Kahimise said the sponsorship was a demonstration of the company’s determination to empower youngsters and to create platforms where children can have fun and develop their full potential.
“It is the first time that we sponsor a national event and this is the biggest sponsorship we have ever given to a particular sports code,” he said.
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Liverpool, Chelsea dig deep

Mario Balotelli sparked a dramatic fight back by Liverpool and Chelsea needed a late own goal to edge past plucky fourth-tier opposition as the two Premier League giants squeezed into the League Cup quarterfinals.
Late goals settled four of the five last-16 matches on Tuesday - and two were scored at Anfield as Liverpool came from behind to beat Swansea 2-1.
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Super Falcons legend hails Namibia's hosting of AWC

Veteran Nigerian women’s footballer Perpetua Nkwocha has congratulated Namibia for staging a splendid TN Mobile CAF African Women Championship (AWC) tournament.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with nfa.org.na, Nkwocha said she was impressed with the Land of the Brave’s hosting.
"I have to congratulate Namibia for having done a great job. This is the first time that they are hosting the tournament, but I must confess they have really done a good job for hosting everyone here."
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Lakers rookie breaks leg in NBA debut

Injury woes mounted for the Los Angeles Lakers as rookie forward Julius Randle broke his leg in his first National Basketball Association (NBA) game on Tuesday night.
With just under seven minutes to play in a blowout 108-90 Houston Rockets win, Randle fell hard after a drive to the lane, breaking his tibia, the Lakers announced.
The Lakers, who lost Kobe Bryant to injury for all but six games of last season, had already been hit with injuries even before Randle got hurt.
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SKW juniors claim top tennis scalps

SKW took advantage of the top-of-the-table clash between CTC A and CTC B to move up the log to second place in the National Tennis Association (NTA) inter-club league matches that were played last weekend.
The youthful SKW team beat CTC-OTB by claiming five matches without losing to bag 19 points in the process.
SKW is now second in the overall standings behind CTC B.
The stand-out match of the weekend was in the SKW-CTC-OTB clash where SKW’s top player Codie van Schalkwyk won a tough three-set battle against CTC-OTB’s number one player Peter Brinkmann.
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NFA congress set for December 6

Following the successful hosting of the ninth edition of the TN Mobile CAF African Women’s Championship in Windhoek, the local football fraternity is now bracing itself for the all-important elective congress of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) set for December 6.
According to NFA Secretary-General Barry Rukoro, the 24th ordinary congress of the NFA will be held at Football House, leading to a new executive committee and president being elected.
“We started with the preparations for this important congress a long time ago,” Rukoro said.
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Inline hockey champs to be crowned

The top four teams in each age division in the Namibian Inline Hockey League will battle it out this weekend at the national championship to be held at the Coastal Pirates rinks in the Swakopmund Indoor Sport Centre (SISC).
Dubbed the Namibia Ice and Inline Hockey Association (NIIHA) Championship, the matches will start tomorrow evening and run back-to-back until late.
With action resuming on Saturday morning, the final winners are set to be determined late Saturday night.
Coastal Pirates, who hail from Swakopmund, have a team in all ten divisions.
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Lara advises youngsters to dream big

Aspiring sportsmen and women need to have big dreams and find themselves role models to achieve success, says West Indian cricket legend Brian Lara.
Lara was speaking at the official opening of the Hammanskraal Cricket Oval, outside Pretoria, where he unveiled a plaque and spent time in the nets with a group of children ranging from 8 to 15 years old.
“You have to dig deep into your hearts and minds and know exactly what you want,” he said.
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