Barack Obama joins NBA-Africa
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Barack Obama joins NBA-Africa

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has announced that former US President Barack Obama has joined NBA Africa  as a strategic partner. President Obama will help advance the league’s social responsibility efforts…

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USA men’s basketball team returns to winning way
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USA men’s basketball team returns to winning way

The USA’s men’s basketball team bounced back from their shock opening-game defeat with a comfortable 120-66 victory over Iran. The Americans saw their 25-game Olympic winning streak ended by…

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Tokyo 2020:  D’Tigers’ heart not large enough
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Tokyo 2020: D’Tigers’ heart not large enough

Nigeria men’s basketball team, D’Tigers have suffered a second consecutive defeat at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after a 99-92 victory by Germany. They played gallantly and looked like reversing their…

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D’Tigress’ loss is US women’s 50th straight win
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D’Tigress’ loss is US women’s 50th straight win

The U.S. women won, as usual. It just wasn’t in the dominant fashion that the Americans are accustomed to. The winning streak for the world’s top-ranked team is…

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Togo’s Agbegnenou wins Olympic gold for France in Judo
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Togo’s Agbegnenou wins Olympic gold for France in Judo

This is an emotional win for France’s Clarisse Agbegnenou! The judoka who is of Togolese origin has taken into the golden score extra period by Tina Trstenjak (SLO), scores a waza-ari…

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Face of Tokyo 2020, Naomi Osaka crashes out of tennis tournament
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Face of Tokyo 2020, Naomi Osaka crashes out of tennis tournament

 Japan’s Naomi Osaka suffered a 6-1, 6-4 defeat to Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic in the third round of the Tokyo Games on Tuesday (July 27), crushing her…

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USA stars see off determined Nigeria’s D’Tigress
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USA stars see off determined Nigeria’s D’Tigress

Team USA survived an early onslaught to secure a nervous 81-72 win against Nigeria in their women’s basketball Group B opener on Tuesday (27 July). The six-time reigning Olympic champions…

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Djokovic dismisses Struff in Tokyo to keep Golden Slam hopes alive
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Djokovic dismisses Struff in Tokyo to keep Golden Slam hopes alive

Novak Djokovic defeated Jan-Lennard Struff in straight sets to reach the third round at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.   Novak Djokovic cruised through Round 2 of the Tokyo 2020…

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US men fall to France in first basketball loss since 2004
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US men fall to France in first basketball loss since 2004

The US men’s basketball team suffered a shock 83-76 defeat at the hands of France on Sunday (July 25), losing at the Olympics for the first time since 2004…

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Tokyo Olympics Basketball: Australia outscore Nigeria’s D’Tigers 84-67
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Tokyo Olympics Basketball: Australia outscore Nigeria’s D’Tigers 84-67

Nigeria’s D’Tigers on Sunday morning began their podium quest at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with a disappoint 87-67 loss to Australia who took absolute control of the game…

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Algerian judoka withdraws over potential meeting with Israeli
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Algerian judoka withdraws over potential meeting with Israeli

Algerian judoka Fethi Nourine has withdrawn from Tokyo 2020 after the draw set him on course for a potential meeting with an Israeli opponent. Nourine, 30, was due…

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With Nigeria demystifying US, ‘Dream Team’s era coming to an end?
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With Nigeria demystifying US, ‘Dream Team’s era coming to an end?

Team USA have dominated men’s basketball at the Olympics, winning six of the seven gold medals available – and earning the iconic ‘Dream Team’ nickname. Following the inclusion…

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Federer, Osaka among those named to US Open field
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Federer, Osaka among those named to US Open field

Defending champion Naomi Osaka, who withdrew from the French Open due to mental issues  and skipped Wimbledon, and Roger Federer, who missed the Olympics with a knee injury, were…

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Nigeria at Tokyo 2020 Olympics: The shift from competitors to Olympic medal contenders
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Nigeria at Tokyo 2020 Olympics: The shift from competitors to Olympic medal contenders

Tokyo 2020 could herald the start of a new reign for Africans across multiple sports outside their usual medal-winning events like athletics, and football and swimming. Nigeria recently…

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Setback for Nigeria’s D’Tigress as CAS rejects basketball pair’s bid to represent Nigeria at Tokyo 2020
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Setback for Nigeria’s D’Tigress as CAS rejects basketball pair’s bid to represent Nigeria at Tokyo 2020

Two women’s basketball players have had a last-ditch bid to represent Nigeria at the Olympic Games here thrown out by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Nneka…

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Tokyo 2020: The hijabi referee making Olympic history
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Tokyo 2020: The hijabi referee making Olympic history

Sara Gamal has a track record of achieving big things, and now the Egyptian civil engineer and basketball player-turned-referee is about to make Olympic history. She will be…

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Nigeria’s basketball teams get further financial boosts for Olympics
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Nigeria’s basketball teams get further financial boosts for Olympics

Nigeria’s National  Basketball Teams D’ Tigers and  D’ Tigress quests for Olympics medals have been given further boost  by  another corporate organization Fidelity Bank. The bank has extended support  to the…

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Tennis ace, Roger Federer withdraws from Tokyo Games
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Tennis ace, Roger Federer withdraws from Tokyo Games

Switzerland’s Roger Federer became the latest big name in tennis to withdraw from the Tokyo Olympics after the 20-times Grand Slam champion said on Tuesday (July 13) that…

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Novak Djokovic keeps iron grip on number one ranking
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Novak Djokovic keeps iron grip on number one ranking

Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic made it 329 weeks as world number one after collecting his third Grand Slam title of the year, when the new ATP rankings were…

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Serena Williams tumbles down from WTA top 10
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Serena Williams tumbles down from WTA top 10

 Serena Williams dropped out of the WTA top 10 for the first time in more than two years when the new rankings were released on Monday (July 12).…

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It’s 20th Grand Slam for Novak Djokovic, wins  Wimbledon
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It’s 20th Grand Slam for Novak Djokovic, wins Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic overcame Matteo Berrettini, the Italian slugger with the build of a heavyweight boxer, to capture his sixth Wimbledon title on Sunday (July 11). The Serb, who…

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