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Champions League Cracker: ‘No Hiding Place For Arsenal’

Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger looks on before the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Arsenal at The Stadium of Light in Sunderland, north-east England on February 11, 2012.

Borussia Dortmund’s heavy metal-loving coach Jurgen Klopp has said he wants his team to make another loud statement in Wednesday’s Champions League at home to Arsenal. Dortmund pulled off an impressive 2-1 win over the Gunners at London’s Emirates Stadium a fortnight ago with Poland striker Robert Lewandowski netting the late winner. Klopp’s side are […]

Onuaku’s Path To NBA Filled With Adversity

As Arinze Onuaku’s 2009-10 senior season at Syracuse University progressed, he envisioned a promising future. The No. 1-ranked Orange appeared poised to make a run at the national championship. The burly 6-foot-9, 261-pounder was projected by many to be picked in the NBA draft that June. On 11 March, 2010, everything changed. During a Big […]

Play Like Champions, Glo Urges Eagles

The national team, Super Eagles have been enjoined to ensure victory over the Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia when both sides clash in their World Cup 2014 qualifier in Addis ababa on Sunday. Leading telecommunications operator and National teams’ sponsor, Globacom advised the team to put in hundred percent performance in the encounter to ensure total […]

I Want To Be A World Star –Ayetimiyi

•Abiodun Francis Ayetimiyi, a Nigerian basketball players

Abiodun Francis Ayetimiyi was meant to follow his father and pursue medicine in Nigeria. He found a different path one morning seven years ago when he was playing soccer and came upon another ball, a big orange one. The 16-year-old’s natural speed and athleticism now have him pursuing basketball stardom, a dream that is becoming […]

Nigerian Sports Still Crawling At 53

•DEJECTION...Nigerian forward Al Farouk Aminu (C) and teammates look dejected at the end of the men’s preliminary round

Nigeria as a nation on 1 October 2013 rolled out the red carpet to celebrate her 53rd independence anniversary, but sports in the country is still crawling decades after attaining independence. There is little or nothing to cheer when it comes to sports in the country as most of the sporting facilities are in dilapidated, […]

Women’s Afrobasket: Foreign-Based Stars Failed D’Tigress —Nnaji

The overreliance on foreign-based Nigerian basketball players was the reason Nigeria’s female team, D’Tigress fumbled at the just concluded Mozambique 2013 FIBA Afrobasket championship, this was the stand of coach of team, Scot Nnaji. Nigeria’s D’ Tigress lost their quarterfinal match 74-77 to hosts, Mozambique, to crash out of the tournament. The Nigerian female team […]

Basketball: Injured Okafor Sad

•Okafor (left) in action during a recent match.

Washington center Emeka Okafor will be sidelined indefinitely with a herniated disc while NBA teammate Chris Singleton will miss between six and eight weeks with a left foot injury, the Wizards announced. The setbacks come just 10 days before the start of Washington’s pre-season training camp. Okafor, the first member of his Nigerian-raised family to […]

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