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Tokyo Olympics: Jordan Nwora’s 33 Points Not Enough As D’Tigers Go Down To Germany

Tokyo Olympics: Jordan Nwora’s 33 points not enough as D’Tigers go down to Germany

Nigeria’s D’Tigers lost for the second time in a row in the Olympic men’s basketball tournament, going down to Germany 99-92 following a fourth-quarter collapse that made fruitless Jordan Nwora’s game-leading 33-point performance. It was an incredible display from the …

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Sancho, the $100 million man, wants to bring trophies back to Man United

Sancho, the $100 million man, wants to bring trophies back to Man United

Jadon Sancho said he wanted to help bring trophies back to Manchester United after joining the English football giants from Germany’s Borussia Dortmund in a deal worth a reported £73 million ($100 million). The 21-year-old England international, a former Manchester …

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Tokyo Olympics: D’Tigress go down fighting in narrow loss to USA

Tokyo Olympics: D’Tigress go down fighting in narrow loss to USA

Nigeria’s national women’s basketball team, D’Tigress, on Tuesday lost 81-72 to the United States in their Olympic Games opener in Saitama. It was a brave performance from the African champions who were recently beaten by these same Americans 93-62 in …

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Despite COVID-19 New Wave, XXXII Olympiad Begins

Despite COVID-19 new wave, XXXII Olympiad begins

• 61 Nigerians take on world’s best athletes Today in Tokyo, Japan, the best athletes from across the world will gather in various centres to compete for medals and cultivate new relationships. It is the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the …

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Suddenly, D’Tigers are Tokyo 2020 basketball medal contenders

Suddenly, D’Tigers are Tokyo 2020 basketball medal contenders

• Beat Argentina 94-71, meet Australia today For the first time in the history of the beautiful game, an African country is being rated among the medals prospects in global contest. Basketball has been the sole preserve of the United …

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Kenyans, Other Athletes Storm Ijebu Ode Today For Heritage Half Marathon

Kenyans, other athletes storm Ijebu Ode today for Heritage half marathon

Over 40 foreign runners, including Kenyans, Ugandans and Azerbaijanis are expected to arrive in Nigeria today ahead of the maiden Ijebu Heritage International Half Marathon fixed for Saturday, July 17. The introduction of the Ijebu Heritage International Half Marathon has …

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Buhari Unveils Team Nigeria’s Official Outfit, Wants Repeat Of 1996, 2000 Feat

Buhari unveils Team Nigeria’s official outfit, wants repeat of 1996, 2000 feat

• Minister promises excellent outing as NOC takes over contingent President Mohammadu Buhari has charged Team Nigeria to replicate the performances of past Nigerian Olympians, noting, ‘you stand on the shoulders of giants.’ Speaking while officially unveiling Team Nigeria’s outfit to …

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Italy Inflict More Penalty Heartache On England To Win Euro 2020 Final

Italy inflict more penalty heartache on England to win Euro 2020 final

Italy inflicted more penalty heartache on England to win Sunday’s Euro 2020 final 3-2 in a shoot-out, Bukayo Saka missing the decisive kick to deny the hosts after the game at Wembley had ended in a draining 1-1 draw through …

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Super Eagles ridiculed Nigeria against Mexico, says Izilien, Babatunde Joseph

Super Eagles ridiculed Nigeria against Mexico, says Izilien, Babatunde Joseph

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says its plan to get the Super Eagles B exposed to high-grade international games to improve their level of confidence and aptitude remains in place, despite the 4-0 defeat by Mexico’s ‘A’ Team in Los …

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Mexico friendly: Eagles to undergo COVID-19 tests today

Mexico friendly: Eagles to undergo COVID-19 tests today

Officials and players of the Super Eagles will on Tuesday (today) undergo COVID-19 screening in Abuja as they prepare to depart the country for their friendly fixture against Mexico in the US. The team’s media officer, Babafemi Raji, confirmed this …

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Full list: Burna Boy, Chris Brown win at BET Awards 2021

Full list: Burna Boy, Chris Brown win at BET Awards 2021

Singer Burna Boy has won the award for Best International Act at the 2021 BET Awards show held last night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The singer beat fellow Nigerian, Wizkid, and Diamond Platnumz from Tanzania to the …

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Super Eagles’ Austria Winless Jinx Continues, Hold Indomitable Lions To Goalless Draw

Mexico friendly: Eagles to undergo COVID-19 tests today

Super Eagles’ search for their first victory in Vienna, Austria, continued yesterday, as they could only manage a goalless draw with the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in a friendly match. It was the fifth time the Nigerian senior national team …

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Man City Fans Gather To Celebrate Title Glory

Man City fans gather to celebrate title glory

Jubilant Manchester City fans gathered outside the Etihad Stadium to celebrate the team’s Premier League title triumph after arch-rivals Manchester United were beaten 2-1 by Leicester on Tuesday. Several hundred City supporters descended on the Etihad to start their title …

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Bittersweet victory for Emery as Villarreal spare 10-man Arsenal

Bittersweet victory for Emery as Villarreal spare 10-man Arsenal

Unai Emery won his big reunion with Arsenal but 2-1 might prove a small reward for Villarreal, who failed to take advantage of Dani Ceballos being sent off in a frantic Europa League semi-final first leg on Thursday. Manu Trigueros …

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Joshua versus Tyson Fury now in serious jeopardy, says Bob Arum

Joshua versus Tyson Fury now in serious jeopardy, says Bob Arum

• ‘Gypsy King may fight Wilder instead’ Anthony Joshua’s undisputed showdown with Tyson Fury is in serious jeopardy due to a lack of communication, according to The Gypsy King’s promoter Bob Arum, reports givemesport.com. The Top Rank boss says making …

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FIFA president Infantino to give verdict on Super League

FIFA president Infantino to give verdict on Super League

FIFA president Gianni Infantino is expected to deliver his verdict on the European Super League on Tuesday after the widely condemned breakaway competition triggered threats of legal action and punitive measures. European body UEFA will look to support from the …

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Juventus, Man United shares jump on Super League plans

Juventus, Man United shares jump on Super League plans

Shares in Juventus and Manchester United jumped on Monday after the clubs announced a breakaway European Super League with another 10 of football’s most powerful teams. The Italian club’s shares closed nearly 18 percent higher at 0.91 euros on the …

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BREAKING: Tottenham sack Jose Mourinho

BREAKING: Tottenham sack Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has been sacked as Tottenham coach after 17 months in charge of the London club. According to reports, Ryan Mason and Chris Powell will be in temporary charge until a new permanent manager is appointed. It was gathered …

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NPFL return: Ogunbote, others urge Eagles stars to emulate Musa

NPFL return: Ogunbote, others urge Eagles stars to emulate Musa

Top Nigerian Professional Football League coaches and players have urged unattached Super Eagles players to emulate Ahmed Musa by joining clubs in the local league, in a bid to stay in shape and boost the image of the NPFL, reports. …

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Edo not desperate to win festival, says Obaseki

Edo not desperate to win festival, says Obaseki

Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, says the state’s priority was not necessarily to host and win the ongoing National Sports Festival in Benin City, but to project the ideals of the event. Obaseki stated this while speaking with journalists …

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