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Onishola: Lack Of Youth Policy Killed J’Tigers

-Solicits For Grassroots Developmental Programme Kwara Falcons Basketball Club coach, Steve Onishola has blamed lack of grassroots developmental programme for the poor performance of Nigeria’s male youth national team, J’Tigers at the FIBA Africa Men Under 16 Championship in Mali. The Junior Tigers lost their second game in the three played so far on Saturday against Mali who defeated them ...

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Awojobi: I’m Not Too Old

-Veteran Star Seeks More Glory With Islanders Lagos Islanders Basketball Club veteran player, Tunji Awojobi has argued it that age does not have any negative effect on his ability to play basketball either for the national team or his club side. The 42 year old player told Sports Day recently that his age gives him more opportunity to gain more ...

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D’Tigers Train In Paris

-Ahead Of AfroBasket 2015 Nigeria men Basketball team, D’ Tigers, have started preparations for the Afro Basketball championship slated to hold in Tunisia between August 19 to 30. The team jetted out to Paris, France, to participate in an invitational tournament and they will continue their preparation in Paris and leave for Tunis on August 15 for the Afrobasket championship. ...

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ZENITH WOMEN’S BASKETBALL LEAGUE FINAL: Dolphins Beat First Bank Elephants

Dolphins of Lagos kept to their promise not to concede defeat this season as they upstaged defending champions, First Bank of Lagos 77-72 in the final of the 11th edition of the Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball Championship at the weekend. The third position went to the four-time former champions, First Deepwater that out dunked the Inspector General of Police Queens ...

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Ex-Tigers’ Tamer Hails J’Tigress

-Bakare Sings Praises For U16 Ladies Former men’s senior national team, D’Tigers coach, Ayo Bakare has commended the Nigeria U-16 team, J’Tigress for the well done job at the just concluded 2015 FIBA Africa Women U-16 Championship in Madagascar, the young ladies came second in the tournament. Nigeria lost to Mali 46-57 in the final; this means the two African ...

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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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