Saturday, November 18, 2017
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Mfon Udoka, D'Tigress, FIBA Ranking
African champions, D'Tigress have been rewarded with a six figure cash sums by President Muhammadu Buhari for their victory in this year's FIBA Women's AfroBasket Championship. Each player got ₦1,000,000 while 5 Coaching crew members got ₦500,000 each. The news of the cash reward was disclosed by Minister of Youth and Sports Solomon Dalung. "In Mr President's usual way of showing appreciation to...
Nkechi Akashili, 2016 FIBA Africa Champions Cup for Women
Nigeria side First Bank Basketball Club have released a star studded 12-player final roster for the upcoming FIBA Africa Women's Champions Cup taking place in the Angolan capital Luanda from November 10 - 19. Four FIBA Women's AfroBasket Champions including Nkechi Akashili, Chioma Udeaja, Cecilia Okoye and Ugochi Nicole Nwaigwe, and Ivorian International Minata Fofana make up the core of...
FIBA 3X3 Africa Cup, NBBF
The President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Engineer Musa Kida is excited at the possibility of Nigeria participating in the FIBA certified 3x3 event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic. Kida made this known following the gold and silver medal winning feat of the senior national men and women's teams which participated in the inaugural FIBA 3X3 Africa Cup. In a statement...
Rafael Nadal
Spain’s Rafael Nadal remained in the number one spot in the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday. While Britain’s Andy Murray and Serbia’s Novak Djokovic dropped out of the    top 10. Nadal, 16-time Grand Slam champion, was followed by Switzerland’s Roger Federer with 9.005 points, reports Efe. The 12th placed Djokovic and Murray, who fell...
Andy Murray
Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic dropped outside the ATP top 10 for the first time in years in the latest rankings released on Monday. The 30-year-old Murray plummeted from third to 16th after not playing since July with a hip injury. The Scot’s last appearance outside the top 10 was in October 2014. The three-time Grand Slam winner last appeared on the...
Nigeria’s basketball senior men national team, D’Tigers, have won the 3×3 FIBA Africa Basketball Championship held in Lome, Togo. D’Tigers defeated Congo by 21 points to 9 in the Basketball finals. Azouma Dike won the most valuable male player award, beating Ivory Coast’s Tisiane Traore and Elly Randriamampionona of Madagascar. Meanwhile, the women’s team, D’Tigress, settled for silver after narrowly losing to Mali...
Rafael Nadal could be fit to feature at the ATP World Tour Finals in London after scans showed no new damage to a long-standing knee injury, his doctor has revealed. The world number one, Nadal,  who has earlier this week sealed his place at the top of the year-end rankings. It is the second time in a few weeks that the...
Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal will end the 2017 season as the world No 1 after beating South Korea’s Chung Hyeon in the second round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday. Roger Federer paved the way for his long-time rival to end 2017 top of the rankings after pulling out of the Paris Masters in order to rest ahead of the ATP Finals. Nadal’s win against...
OKC, NBA, Plane
"What animal/thing flies at the same altitude as a plane and can cause this???" tweeted Oklahoma City Thunder's Spanish player Álex Abrines after the NBA team's plane suffered major damage in mid-air on Friday night. The plane's nose was left completely caved in after an apparent collision with an as yet unidentified object as Oklahoma flew to Chicago following their...
Roger Federer
Roger Federer breezed past Benoit Paire in Basel to reach the quarter-finals of the Swiss Indoors. Having swatted aside American teenager Frances Tiafoe in the previous round, the world No 2 won 6-1 6-3 in 57 minutes. The victory means Federer’s hopes of usurping Rafael Nadal as world No 1 before the end of the year continue. He needs to...
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