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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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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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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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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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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Basketball: Nigeria score historic upset over US in Olympic exhibition
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Basketball: Nigeria score historic upset over US in Olympic exhibition

The United States men’s basketball team was upset by Nigeria on Saturday evening (July 10) in its first exhibition game ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, a stunning outcome…

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Nigeria’s Gabe Osabuohien lights up USA College basketball
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Nigeria’s Gabe Osabuohien lights up USA College basketball

Another Nigerian sports star is emerging in the US. He is Gabe Osabuohien who is standing at 6ft 8inches tall.   According to The Business Immigrant newspaper in…

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Eight NBA Stars Dominate Nigeria’s  D’Tigers 15-man Olympics List
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Eight NBA Stars Dominate Nigeria’s D’Tigers 15-man Olympics List

After weeks of camping, D’Tigers Head Coach, Mike Brown has pruned the 49-man list to 15 ahead of the friendly series lined up for the team just before…

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From mountain top comes commendation for Mrs Olukoya Women’s Basketball tournament
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From mountain top comes commendation for Mrs Olukoya Women’s Basketball tournament

General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Dr Daniel Olukoya has commended the high level of organization and interest the 1st Dr & Mrs D. K. Olukoya…

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1st D.K Olukoya Girls Basketball championship tips off in Lagos
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1st D.K Olukoya Girls Basketball championship tips off in Lagos

Women’s Basketball in Nigeria comes alive in Lagos as the maiden edition of D.K Olukoya Girls Basketball Championship jump ball on Monday at the Molade Okoya Thomas Hall…

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Nigerian to coach American basketball club, Boston Celtics
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Nigerian to coach American basketball club, Boston Celtics

Former Nigeria basketball international Ime Udoka has been named as the new coach of the Boston Celtics in the NBA. According to BBC, the 43-year-old was recruited by…

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Nigeria’s “Bam” Adebayo named in America’s basketball team to Tokyo 2020
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Nigeria’s “Bam” Adebayo named in America’s basketball team to Tokyo 2020

BY KUNLE SOLAJA Nigeria’s Edrice Femi ‘Bam’ Adebayo has been named in the 12-member basketball squad of the United States to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics holding next month.…

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Nigerian-born Nneka Ogwumike misses USA Olympics roster cut again, raising eyebrows
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Nigerian-born Nneka Ogwumike misses USA Olympics roster cut again, raising eyebrows

USA Basketball has announced a loaded women’s roster  for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics on Monday. But one omission is drawing some heat. Nigerian-born Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike  missed the…

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Sexual abuse claims consume Mali’s FIBA President,  Hamane Niang
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Sexual abuse claims consume Mali’s FIBA President, Hamane Niang

Hamane Niang has temporarily stepped down as International Basketball Federation (FIBA) President amid allegations of systemic sexual harassment within the Mali Basketball Federation. The Malian official is not…

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