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Ogedengbe’s Rocks Get Fifth Seed

Nigerian-born Scotland-based basketball star, Tayo Ogedengbe and his pals at Glasgow Rocks wrapped up the fifth seed for the BBL play-offs with victory at Plymouth Raiders on the final day of the BBL Championship season on Sunday. Ogedengbe and Danny Huffor stepped up in the absence of club player-of-the-year Kieron Achara to share 63 points as the Scottish club outscored …

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Oluyole Seek Victory In Lagos

-Coach Vows To Defeat Union Bank Oluyole Warriors basketball club chief coach, Yemi Abiodun says his team will be in Lagos for the week 3 DStv Premier Basketball League fixture to defeat their hosts, Union Bank Basketball Club, as they will not give their opponents any opportunity to have dominion over them. Abiodun told Sports Day that they had enough …

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Ogedengbe Hits 23 For Rocks

Bristol Flyers could not hold on to their fourth quarter lead, as Glasgow Rocks stormed from behind to snatch a 97-91 victory on the road at WISE Basketball Arena in the BBL Championship, with Tayo Ogedengbe leading the way in points scoring. In the game that will be source of comments for a long while to come, Ogedengbe had a …

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FIBA AFROBASKET 2015: Adoko Predicts Success For D’Tigers

A basketball instructor in National Institute of Sports (NISports), Lagos, Hassan Adoko has appreciated the current form of the Nigeria’s men’s basketball senior team, D’Tigers and is optimistic they will excel at the 2015 FIBA Africa Basketball Championship scheduled to hold in Tunisia in August. Adoko stated further in an exclusive interview with SportsDay that, not only will D’Tigers successfully …

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Afrobasket Pits D’Tigers Against Hosts

–As Nigeria Face Tunisia, Uganda In Group A Nigeria’s senior male basketball team, D’Tigers have been pitted against former champions and host Tunisia in Group A of the 2015 FIBA Africa Basketball Championship scheduled to hold between August 19 and 30. At the draws which took place at the Carthage Acropolium in Tunis on Saturday, D’Tigers who are now the …

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Oladipo Shows Great Promise

Orlando Magic’s backcourt is the brightest spot, if anything feels very certain with the Magic in this rebuild it is that this team sees a future in building around Elfrid Payton and Victor Oladipo. March was good to both guards and they are the ones controlling the ball and leading the team it would seem, but the trick in rebuilding …

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Spurs Continue Winning Streak

-Sink Golden State Warriors 107-92 San Antonio Spurs won their seventh straight game, 10th in their last 11, defeating Golden State Warriors at home 107-92. The Warriors, who are atop the Western Conference, came into the game with a 12-game winning streak, making the win all the more impressive. The Spurs, without Tiago Splitter due to injury, came out with …

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Clark Signs Multi-year Contact

Brooklyn Nets have signed forward Earl Clark to a multi-year contract, the club’s general manager Billy King announced but, per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. Clark, who was signed by Brooklyn to a 10-day contract on March 27, has appeared in five games for the Nets, averaging 4.4 points and 3.4 rebounds in 12.3 minutes per …

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Paternostro Praises Leicester’s 200 Wins

Leicester Riders head coach Rob Paternostro paid tribute to his players after reaching the significant milestone of 200 wins. Riders’ sweep of three BBL Championship games last week took Paternostro into the company of the elite of BBL coaching, as Sunday’s win at Durham Wildcats made it his 200th from just 294 games as Leicester coach. That makes Paternostro the …

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Wolves Get New Belief For Play-offs

Worcester Wolves head coach Paul James insists victory over Newcastle Eagles will give his team belief they can succeed for a second year running in the play-offs. Wolves won 88-81 at the University Arena to record a third consecutive British Basketball League success of the season over the leaders – a sequence that stretches to four in all competitions following …

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