Sports Money: Basketball Africa League reveals teams; Hennessy activates NBA partnership
Details and information are projected on a screen during the announcement of the The NBA-backed Basketball Africa League (BAL) at the Museum of Black Civilisations in Dakar, on July 30 2019. The Basketball Africa League is set after the 12 teams that will participate in the inaugural season next month were announced during the National Basketball Association's 2020 All-Star Weekend in Chicago. Basketball clubs from Algeria (GSP), Cameroon (FAP), Madagascar (GNBC), Mali (AS Police), Mozambique (Ferrovirio de Maputo), and Rwanda (Patriots Basketball Club) will be added to the 2020 season, too. Last February, the NBA, in partnership with FIBA, announced its plans to commence a basketball league in Africa. The BAL will tip-off the 2020 season at Dakar Arena in Dakar, Senegal.cnbc.com
Michigan Finds Their Rhythm Against Northwestern
Eli Brooks scored 18 points, Isaiah Livers added 17 more, and Michigan its coach the win in his homecoming-of-sorts, beating Northwestern 79-54 on Wednesday night. Brooks nailed four 3-pointers, including a momentum stopper after Northwestern cut a 23-point lead in the second half to 12. And Michigan won for the fourth time in five games since losing four straight. Its always that Michigan tradition Michigan being that second-half-of-a-season team. Northwestern: The Wildcats came into the game last in the Big Ten in scoring and among the worst in field-goal percentage.detroit.cbslocal.com
Mutombo helps CDC with Ebola PSA
Having spent 18 years in the NBA and standing at 7 feet, 2 inches, former basketball star Dikembe Mutombo is highly recognizable. Now Mutombo has teamed up with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help spread communication about Ebola with the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo. "I care deeply about our country, and I need your help to stop the Ebola outbreak in the north part of the country," Mutombo, who is Congolese, said in a public service announcement. More than 6 of every 10 of our brothers and sisters sick with Ebola have died, including many of our children. Mutombo, an eight-time All-Star and four-time NBA defensive player of the year, played for six teams in his NBA career, retiring in 2009.