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Nigeria Nick World U16 Ticket

-After Beating Mozambique 54-51 Nigeria’s female junior national team, J’Tigress brought their world championship to reality as they cruised to a hard-fought 54-51 points victory over Mozambique in the semi-finals of the FIBA Africa U-16 Championship in Madagascar and sealed a ticket to the global level Team Nigeria started slowly; trailing 5-16 in the 1st quarter, but shook off the ...

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Ugoka Targets AfroBasket Women Title

Nigeria’s Uju Ugoka is looking forward to make her first appearance at senior level at Afro Basket Women 2015 and is taking an aim at the continental crown. The 12-team event will take place in Yaounde, Cameroon from 24 September to 3 October. The 1.85m forward, who plies her trade with Italian side Lavezzini Parma, featured for Nigeria in their ...

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Embiid Set For More Surgery

Joel Embiid rebroke the navicular bone in his right foot this summer and will require surgery, according to an early Monday report. To recap, Philadelphia took Embiid with the third pick of the 2014 NBA draft knowing that he was dealing with a foot injury. Doctors determined he would require surgery to stabilize the navicular bone (one of several small ...

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Anderson’s NBA Summer League MVP

Former St. Anthony High boys basketball great Kyle Anderson was named the 2015 NBA Summer League MVP Sunday after averaging 22 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.3 steals while leading the San Antonio Spurs’ summer league team to a 5-1 record. Anderson’s award was announced Sunday after he guided the Spurs to a victory over the Atlanta Hawks in ...

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Chandler’s Arrival Excites Len

Phoenix Suns’ Alex Len says he is happy by the arrival of veteran centre Tyson Chandler, despite the threat that he poses to his position in the team. Len, who was drafted as the fifth overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, was expected to be unsettled by the arrival of Chandler, who signed a four-year, $52m (£33m) deal with ...

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Smart Takes Consolation From Dislocation

Boston Celtics point guard Marcus Smart has admitted his relief at not breaking his finger during a Vegas Summer League match on Thursday. Smart, who instead dislocated his right index and middle fingers when landing on the floor of the court, is hopeful of being back in action in early September, when the Celtics resume their training camp ahead of ...

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McDaniels Rejoins Rockets

Houston Rockets have re-signed restricted free agent guard KJ McDaniels on a three-year deal worth $10m (£6.4m). McDaniels made ten appearances for the Rockets last season, having been traded from the the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for a 2015 second-round pick and Isaiah Canaan. The guard becomes the second restricted free agent to sign with the franchise this off-season, following ...

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Couisnard Capture Thrills Wolves

Former Leicester Riders star, Jay Couisnard is making a return to the British Basketball League (BBL) as Worcester Wolves’ new signing. Couisnard, who enjoyed plenty of success during his two-year spell in the East Midlands, is Wolves’ fifth signing of a summer in which the club is making ambitious plans to reclaim silverware. The 27-year-old from Houston, Texas, made his ...

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J’Tigress’ Coach Hails Ibeh

-After Top Form At FIBA U-16 Africa Women Championship Raptors Basketball Academy’s head coach, Charles Ibeziakor has described one of the J’Tigress top players in the FIBA Africa U16 Women Championship, Chinelo Lucy Ibeh, as a promising basketball player who will make Nigeria proud. The coach, who said this in an exclusive interview with Sports Day yesterday, revealed that the ...

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NBBF Pick Tari Preh For Boys’ Team

Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) have selected former International and Ahmadu Bello University basketball icon, Tari Preh, to be the head coach of the National U-16 team preparing for the 2015 Afrobasket taking place in Bamako, Mali from July 30 to August 8, 2015. Preh would be assisted by 2013 Afrobasket assistant coach, Ogoh Odaudu. Some young coaches would be invited ...

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