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Olympics: D’Tigers lost to Spain again


Nigeria’s D’Tigers lost 87-96 to Spain on Thursday to further narrow their chances of squeezing through into the quarter-finals of Men’s Basketball Event at the Rio Olympics. The Nigerian side’s last-eight qualification chances at the Games had always looked an uphill task from the onset, but injuries and sub par form have worsened the situation. […]

Olympics: Basketball fans sad D’Tigers lost to Lithuania


Basketball fans on Wednesday expressed disappointment with the D’Tigers who fell to Lithuania 80-89 in their second group game of the ongoing basketball event at the Rio 2016 Olympics. The fans in Lagos said that though the national team had played better against Lithuania, it’s tough to accept the loss. A former Head Coach of […]

Rio Olympics: Nigeria lost to Argentina 66-94 in basketball


A poor start by D’Tigers, further compounded by the early loss of inspirational player Olaseni Lawal to injury, on Sunday ensured a 66-94 loss to Argentina at the Rio Olympics. The Nigerian male basketball side were playing in their second Olympics, yet they never played like the African champions they are as they crashed to […]

Nigeria withdraws from basketball championships


The FIBA Africa Zone 3 U-18 Championship for Boys and Girls scheduled to commence from July 2 to July 9 in Cotonou, Republic of Benin, will be held without Nigeria. FIBA’s Administrative Secretary, Joe Apu, said in a statement on Friday in Lagos that the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) had withdrawn from the competition. According […]

Cavaliers edge out Warriors for first NBA trophy

LeBron James with the trophy

LeBron James has led Cleveland Cavaliers to win their first NBA trophy, beating Golden State Warriors, defending champions at home, 93-89. For James, the victory has cemented his name in the NBA legend. Twice he had played in two NBA finals Game 7, twice he had won both. More remarkable was that James’ Cavaliers have […]

Cavaliers, Warriors to settle NBA championship in Game 7

LeBron James : had another  record 41 points

LeBron James scored 41 points, Kyrie Irving added 23 and the Cleveland Cavaliers sent the NBA Finals packing for California by beating the rattled Golden State Warriors 115-101 on Thursday night to even this unpredictable series and force a decisive Game 7. James delivered another epic performance in an elimination game and the Cavs saved […]

Brazil’s Neymar and Warriors star Curry exchange jerseys

FILE PHOTO: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors poses with Neymar, after Game Two of the 2016 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 5, 2016 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images/AFP

NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry swapped jerseys with Brazilian football star Neymar on Sunday after Curry helped the Golden State Warriors rout Cleveland 110-77 in the NBA Finals. NBA scoring champion Curry made the exchange shortly after the defending NBA champions seized a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven championship series, which resumes Wednesday in […]

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