DJOKOVIC OTHERS MOURN KOBE BRYANT AT AUSTRALIAN OPEN
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DJOKOVIC OTHERS MOURN KOBE BRYANT AT AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic led the tennis world in mourning “mentor” Kobe Bryant on Monday (Jan 27) after Melbourne Park awoke to the news that the National…

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KOBE BRYANT REMEMBERED AT GRAMMY AWARDS HOURS AFTER HIS DEATH
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KOBE BRYANT REMEMBERED AT GRAMMY AWARDS HOURS AFTER HIS DEATH

Musicians and performers at the Grammy Awards paid tribute to Kobe Bryant on Sunday (Jan 26) at his former home arena, the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, hours…

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TRIBUTE: NBA SUPERSTAR KOBE BRYANT WIDELY CONSIDERED ONE OF BASKETBALL’S GREATEST PLAYERS
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TRIBUTE: NBA SUPERSTAR KOBE BRYANT WIDELY CONSIDERED ONE OF BASKETBALL’S GREATEST PLAYERS

Kobe Bryant, widely considered one of the greatest players in basketball, was killed in a helicopter crash in Southern California on Sunday (Jan 26). He was 41. A…

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OBAMA, TRUMP PAY RESPECT TO KOBE BRYANT
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OBAMA, TRUMP PAY RESPECT TO KOBE BRYANT

BY KUNLE SOLAJA. The immediate past and present American presidents have joined million others in paying tributes to Kobe Bryant who was killed along with his daughter in…

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BREAKING! BASKETBALL LEGEND, KOBE BRYANT DIES IN HELICOPTER CRASH
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BREAKING! BASKETBALL LEGEND, KOBE BRYANT DIES IN HELICOPTER CRASH

Kobe Bryant, the basketball star who spent the entirety of his 20-year NBA career with the Los Angeles Lakers, has died at the age of 41. The superstar…

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2020 OLYMPIC BASKETBALL QUALIFIERS: NIGERIA’S D’TIGRESS OPEN CAMP IN BELGRADE
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2020 OLYMPIC BASKETBALL QUALIFIERS: NIGERIA’S D’TIGRESS OPEN CAMP IN BELGRADE

The Nigerian women’s basketball team, D’Tigress, will open their 2020 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament camp on Saturday February 1 in Belgrade. The team under the tutelage of Otis Hughley will…

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NIGERIA BASKETBALL FEDERATION MOURNS DAVID STERN
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NIGERIA BASKETBALL FEDERATION MOURNS DAVID STERN

The Nigeria Basketball Federation has joined the global community in mourning the demise of former NBA Commissioner, David Stern who died on Wednesday, 1st of January, 2020. The…

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MAGONGO CROWNED  AS 2019 AJANAH ANNUAL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER
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MAGONGO CROWNED AS 2019 AJANAH ANNUAL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER

Ogori Magongo Local Government Area of Kogi State has emerged champions of the Ajanah Annual Basketball Championship after defeating 2017 champions and host- Okene Local Government 69-68 points…

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ZIK’S 1964 NEW YEAR MESSAGE STILL APT FOR NIGERIA 56 YEARS ON
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ZIK’S 1964 NEW YEAR MESSAGE STILL APT FOR NIGERIA 56 YEARS ON

BY KUNLE SOLAJA. On January 1, 1964, Nigeria’s first president, Nnamdi Azikiwe in a New Year message analysed the state of sports in the country and urged the…

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EXPECT QUANTUM LEAPS IN BASKETBALL IN 2020 SAYS KIDA
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EXPECT QUANTUM LEAPS IN BASKETBALL IN 2020 SAYS KIDA

Nigerian Basketball stakeholders have been assured of more strides in the sports as 2020 beckons. In his New Year speech to stakeholders, the Nigeria Basketball Federation President, Musa…

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THE GOOD, THE BAD OF SPORTS IN 2019
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THE GOOD, THE BAD OF SPORTS IN 2019

BY UDOKA CHRISTIAN NJOKU, PLUS TV AFRICA If there is one thing 2019 has delivered, its great moments in sports. Records have been set and broken, impossible feat…

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NIGERIA NAMES 14 BASKETBALL PLAYERS FOR 2020 OLYMPICS QUALIFYING TOURNEY
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NIGERIA NAMES 14 BASKETBALL PLAYERS FOR 2020 OLYMPICS QUALIFYING TOURNEY

Nigeria’s women’s basketball coach, Otis Hughley has called up 14 players to D’Tigress for the last phase of the 2020 Olympics Qualification Tournament billed for Belgrade early next…

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NBBF NATIONAL MEN DIVISION 1 LEAGUE GETS JANUARY 20 DATE
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NBBF NATIONAL MEN DIVISION 1 LEAGUE GETS JANUARY 20 DATE

Twenty-three teams in the Nigeria Basketball Federation National Men Division 1 league will battle for honour and promotion slots to the Premier Division on Monday, 20th, January 2020.…

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NIGERIA’S D’TIGRESS TO BATTLE USA, SERBIA, MOZAMBIQUE FOR OLYMPICS TICKET
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NIGERIA’S D’TIGRESS TO BATTLE USA, SERBIA, MOZAMBIQUE FOR OLYMPICS TICKET

Reigning African Champions, Nigeria will face World Number One, United States of America, Serbia and Mozambique in the battle for a spot at the 2020 Olympic Games in…

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2020 OLYMPICS QUALIFIERS: D’TIGRESS LANDS IN POT 3
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2020 OLYMPICS QUALIFIERS: D’TIGRESS LANDS IN POT 3

Nigeria’s women national basketball team, D’Tigress has been seeded in pot three alongside Japan, Brazil and Great Britain ahead of the draw ceremony for the 2020 Olympic Games…

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MUSA KIDA COMMENDS D’TIGRESS OVER TOKYO 2020 QUALIFICATION
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MUSA KIDA COMMENDS D’TIGRESS OVER TOKYO 2020 QUALIFICATION

President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Musa Kida has lauded the senior women’s national team, D’Tigeress, which beat Mali in the semifinals of the FIBA Africa Pre-Olympic…

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RIVERS HOOPERS PICK NBA-FIBA BASKETBALL LEAGUE TICKET
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RIVERS HOOPERS PICK NBA-FIBA BASKETBALL LEAGUE TICKET

Rivers Hoopers have been crowned the NBBF President Cup champions after a resounding 97-57 points win over Raptors of Lagos in the final to book the only NBA-FIBA…

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NIGERIA’S D’TIGRESS TO FACE MALI AFTER MOZAMBIQUE WIN
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NIGERIA’S D’TIGRESS TO FACE MALI AFTER MOZAMBIQUE WIN

D’Tigress took a bold step to picking a ticket to the Olympics Qualifying Tournament (OQT) in 2020 after beating host- Mozambique 57-48 points to go top of group…

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RIVERS HOOPERS BATTLE RAPTORS FOR NBA-FIBA BAL TICKET
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RIVERS HOOPERS BATTLE RAPTORS FOR NBA-FIBA BAL TICKET

Rivers Hoopers and Raptors of Lagos will face off in the final of the 2019 NBBF organised President Cup National Final 8 on Sunday. Raptors defeated Niger Potters…

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QUALIFYING FOR TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS IS NOT NEGOTIABLE SAYS NIGERIA’S BASKETBALL WOMEN’S COACH
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QUALIFYING FOR TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS IS NOT NEGOTIABLE SAYS NIGERIA’S BASKETBALL WOMEN’S COACH

As Nigerians eagerly anticipate the commencement of the FIBA Africa pre-Olympic qualifiers, head coach of senior women national team, Otis Hughley says the team is fully focused on…

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D’TIGRESS CAMP BUBBLES AS PLAYERS STORM MAPUTO
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D’TIGRESS CAMP BUBBLES AS PLAYERS STORM MAPUTO

D’Tigress camp came alive on Sunday as players and coaches reported to their base in Maputo for the 2020 pre Olympics qualifiers coming up in Mozambique between November 14…

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