NBA ALL-STAR GAME FORMAT TO HONOUR KOBE BRYANT
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NBA ALL-STAR GAME FORMAT TO HONOUR KOBE BRYANT

Kobe Bryant’s jersey number 24 will be honored at the NBA All-Star Game in February under a new format for the mid-season exhibition announced on Thursday (Jan 30).…

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JENNIFER LOPEZ AND SHAKIRA PLAN SUPER BOWL MESSAGE OVER KOBE BRYANT’S DEATH
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JENNIFER LOPEZ AND SHAKIRA PLAN SUPER BOWL MESSAGE OVER KOBE BRYANT’S DEATH

Kobe Bryant’s death in a helicopter crash has reminded everyone how fragile life is, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira said on Thursday (Jan 30), and the pop superstars plan…

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BRYANT’S WIFE, VANESSA, STILL COMPLETELY DEVASTATED OVER DEATHS OF KOBE AND DAUGHTER
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BRYANT’S WIFE, VANESSA, STILL COMPLETELY DEVASTATED OVER DEATHS OF KOBE AND DAUGHTER

Vanessa Bryant spoke out for the first time since her husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna were killed in a helicopter crash on on Sunday (Jan 26), saying the…

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BODIES RETRIEVED FROM KOBE BRYANT’S HELICOPTER CRASH SITE
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BODIES RETRIEVED FROM KOBE BRYANT’S HELICOPTER CRASH SITE

Coroner’s investigators said they had recovered three bodies from the crash site of Kobe Bryant’s crashed helicopter and were searching for more remains. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s…

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BREAKING! CAUSE OF KOBE BRYANT HELICOPTER CRASH REVEALED
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BREAKING! CAUSE OF KOBE BRYANT HELICOPTER CRASH REVEALED

The pilot of Kobe Bryant’s ill-fated helicopter was flying too low to be monitored in fog, air traffic controller recordings showed on Monday (Jan 27). The Sikorsky S-76 chopper…

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ALL NINE VICTIMS OF KOBE BRYANT CRASH IDENTIFIED
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ALL NINE VICTIMS OF KOBE BRYANT CRASH IDENTIFIED

All nine individuals, including the pilot, have been identified and include three youth basketball players on the team, as well as parents. The identities of the remaining victims…

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CRASH VICTIM, BRYANT’S DAUGHTER’S COACH, MOURNED BY HUSBAND
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CRASH VICTIM, BRYANT’S DAUGHTER’S COACH, MOURNED BY HUSBAND

Christina Mauser was one of the eight passengers on board the Sikorsky S-76 helicopter that crashed outside Los Angeles on Sunday, along with Kobe and his daughter, Gianna Bryant.…

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LONGTIME COLLEGE BASEBALL COACH AMONG THOSE WHO DIED IN HELICOPTER CRASH WITH KOBE BRYANT
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LONGTIME COLLEGE BASEBALL COACH AMONG THOSE WHO DIED IN HELICOPTER CRASH WITH KOBE BRYANT

Basketball icon Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter near Calabasas that also claimed the life of his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other people who were aboard the helicopter.…

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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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