NBA: Nigeria’s Adebayo late show leads Heat past Celtics
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NBA: Nigeria’s Adebayo late show leads Heat past Celtics

The Miami Heat have not forgotten that they fought a close battle in the National Basketball Association Eastern Conference Finals last season, only to lose out to eventual…

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<strong>Two-time Nigeria basketball league MVP Louis Edem launches domestic tournament</strong>
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Two-time Nigeria basketball league MVP Louis Edem launches domestic tournament

Two-time Nigerian basketball league most valuable player Louis Edem Ekpenyong is set to host an elite national basketball championship from February 7-11th 2023 in honour of his father…

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<strong>American Basketball player, Brittney Griner released from Russian custody in prisoner swap with Viktor Bout</strong>
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American Basketball player, Brittney Griner released from Russian custody in prisoner swap with Viktor Bout

U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner has been released in a prisoner swap with Russia and is on her way back to the United States, President Joe Biden said on Thursday,…

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U.S. basketball star Griner’s 9-year drug sentence upheld in Russia
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U.S. basketball star Griner’s 9-year drug sentence upheld in Russia

A Russian court on Tuesday dismissed U.S. WNBA basketball star Brittney Griner’s appeal against a nine-year sentence for possessing and smuggling vape cartridges containing cannabis oil, paving the…

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U.S. basketball star Griner’s Russian appeal hearing adjourned
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U.S. basketball star Griner’s Russian appeal hearing adjourned

 A Russian court on Tuesday began hearing an appeal by U.S. WNBA basketball star Brittney Griner against her conviction and nine-year jail sentence for possession and smuggling of…

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Jailed U.S. basketball star Griner “not expecting miracles” at Russian appeal
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Jailed U.S. basketball star Griner “not expecting miracles” at Russian appeal

U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner “does not expect miracles” at her appeal hearing on Tuesday against a nine-year Russian jail term for having cannabis oil in her luggage,…

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Mali players apologise for fighting at Women’s World Cup
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Mali players apologise for fighting at Women’s World Cup

Two Mali basketball players who were filmed fighting with each other at the Women’s World Cup have apologised, saying they were frustrated after their team were eliminated from…

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Mali players who took over D’Tigress’ slot, fight each other at Basketball World Cup
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Mali players who took over D’Tigress’ slot, fight each other at Basketball World Cup

After Mali lost 81-68 to Serbia on Monday to register their fourth straight defeat at the Women’s Basketball World Cup, their fans might have thought their campaign could…

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Nigeria’s D’Tigress replacement, Mali beaten in Basketball World Cup opener
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Nigeria’s D’Tigress replacement, Mali beaten in Basketball World Cup opener

Mali  who took the place of African champions, Nigeria’s D’Tigress, lost their opening group game at the Women’s Basketball World Cup, suffering an 89-56 defeat by Japan in…

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America’s Brittney Griner’s Russian detention hits 200-day mark
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America’s Brittney Griner’s Russian detention hits 200-day mark

Monday marked 200 days since WNBA star Brittney Griner was first detained in a Russian airport. The Phoenix Mercury center was arrested Feb. 17 with vape cartridges containing…

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Russia sentences Griner to 9 years in prison, White House calls for her release
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Russia sentences Griner to 9 years in prison, White House calls for her release

Biden calls ruling unacceptable Defence lawyers say they will appeal Griner weeps as she pleads for leniency Griner’s lawyers sought her acquittal United States has made Russia a…

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Russian court rules: America’s Griner is guilty
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Russian court rules: America’s Griner is guilty

Griner weeps as she pleads for leniency Prosecutor seeks 9-1/2 years in prison for U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner’s lawyers seek her acquittal United States has made Russia…

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No deal yet with U.S. on Griner swap for arms dealer Bout, Russia says
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No deal yet with U.S. on Griner swap for arms dealer Bout, Russia says

Russia said on Thursday there was no deal yet with the United States on swapping detained U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner and a former Marine for an imprisoned…

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US offers to exchange its basketball star with convicted Russian arm dealer
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US offers to exchange its basketball star with convicted Russian arm dealer

The administration of United States President Joe Biden has offered to exchange a prisoner in return for the release of basketball star Brittney Griner and a fellow American…

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Olukoya Women’s Basketball Championship goes international
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Olukoya Women’s Basketball Championship goes international

The Dr. & Dr Mrs DK Olukoya Women Basketball Championship which enters its third edition next year will welcome teams from outside Nigeria next year. Director of Sports…

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Olukoya, wife thrilled by MFM women basketball championship
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Olukoya, wife thrilled by MFM women basketball championship

General Overseer Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Dr Daniel Olukoya and his wife, Dr Folashade Olukoya are thrilled by the convergence of some of the best women…

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Sunday Dare, Lagos 1st Lady to grace MFM Basketball Championship
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Sunday Dare, Lagos 1st Lady to grace MFM Basketball Championship

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare and wife of Lagos State Governor, Dr Ibijoke Sanwoolu will lead other prominent Nigerians that includes the president of Nigeria…

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U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner arrives for trial at Russian court
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U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner arrives for trial at Russian court

Summary WNBA star Griner has been detained in Russia since February U.S. officials and athletes have called for her release This content was produced in Russia where the…

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NBBF name 12 for FIBA African World Cup qualifiers
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NBBF name 12 for FIBA African World Cup qualifiers

The Nigeria Basketball Federation has released a 12-man roster for the third window of the FIBA African World Cup qualifiers in Kigali, Rwanda between June 27 and July…

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Another policy somersault as government reverses Nigeria’s withdrawal from international basketball competitions
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Another policy somersault as government reverses Nigeria’s withdrawal from international basketball competitions

For the second time in 12 years, the Nigerian government has had to reverse its decision concerning withdrawal of the country from international competitions. This follows Nigeria’s return…

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Kida’s NBBF kicks against Nigerian Government’s Interim Management Committee
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Kida’s NBBF kicks against Nigerian Government’s Interim Management Committee

The faction of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) led by Musa Kida has kicked against the Interim Management Committee set up by the Ministry of Sports. In an…

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