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The game eventually resumed in farcical fashion with Philippines fielding three players against Australia's five [Ted Aljibe-AFP]

Australia, Philippines basketball match marred by on-court brawl

A brawl broke out on the basketball court during a World Cup qualifying match that saw Australia and Philippines players throw punches, chairs and kicks at each other.
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Alex Nwora creates new basketball scoring record as D’Tigers beat Mali 93-53

Nigeria’s Basketball national team, D’Tigers, defeated Mali 93-53 in game three at the FIBA World Cup African qualifiers staged at the indoor Sports Hall of the National stadium in Surulere, Lagos with Jordan Nwora setting a new scoring record in the game.
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LeBron James to join NBA Lakers in four-year, $154 million deal

LeBron James is to join the Los Angeles Lakers in a four-year $154 million deal, his agents said Sunday, ending months of frenzied speculation about the NBA superstar’s next career move.
Alexander Ifeanyi Nwora (NGR) - Mali v Nigeria, 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 African Qualifiers, Bamako - Palais des Sports Salamatou Maiga(MLI), 1st Round, 25 February 2018

Alex Nwora targets early preparation for final FIBA World Cup African qualifiers

Nigeria national Basketball team, D’Tigers’ head coach, Alex Nwora, has stated that preparations for the next 2019 FIBA World Cup African qualifiers in September will start in earnest.
Alexander Ifeanyi Nwora (NGR) - Mali v Nigeria, 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 African Qualifiers, Bamako - Palais des Sports Salamatou Maiga(MLI), 1st Round, 25 February 2018

D’Tigers crush Uganda in opening game

Ike Diogu, team captain, Senior National Men’s Basketball team, D’Tigers led his team mates to an emphatic 109-66 win against Uganda in their opening game of the FIBA Africa World Basketball qualifiers on Friday in Lagos.
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LeBron James opts out of Cleveland Cavaliers deal, sets up NBA free agency circus

NBA superstar LeBron James informed the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday that he will not exercise his $35.6 million contract option, according to multiple reports, making him the top free agent prize.

Alex Nwora: D’Tigers battle ready for FIBA World Cup qualification

Alex Nwora, the head coach of the senior men’s national basketball team, D’Tigers, said on Thursday that the team was capable of fighting its way through in the upcoming FIBA World Cup qualifiers in Lagos.

FIBA qualifiers: D’Tigers bank on Ike Diogu

Nigeria’s D’Tigers team will be relying on the quality and experience of team captain, Ike Diogu, when they file out for their FIBA Men’s World Cup qualifiers in Lagos.

D’Tigers target FIBA World Cup qualification in China

Anticipation is high as D’Tigers led by head coach, Alex Nwora, are returning to Nigeria to play on home soil and continue their superb start on the road to China.

D’Tigers coach names squad for FIBA World Cup qualifiers

D’Tigers head coach Alex Nwora has called up Nanterre Basketball of France player, Aminu Alade, and Lawal Olaseni of Scandone AV of Italy to his squad for this month’s 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers in Lagos.

LeBron James ‘living the moment’ but eyes NBA talent options

LeBron James might be playing his “last” game for the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second and final time on Friday as the NBA superstar ponders becoming a free agent on July 1.

FIBA World Cup Qualifiers: D’Tigers to open camp June 19

Nigeria is to open Camp in Lagos on June 19 for this month’s FIBA World Cup African Qualifiers according to fillers from the Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF.

Cleveland’s LeBron James vows NBA fightback after ‘one of toughest career losses’

Cleveland’s LeBron James, known for bouncing back stronger from playoff losses, promises such heroics Sunday in the NBA Finals after what he calls one of the toughest defeats of his career.

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue accidentally reveals anxiety treatment

Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said Thursday he blundered in revealing to ESPN the details of his mysterious health problems — that he had been receiving treatment for anxiety.

LeBron James leads longshot Cavs against Warriors in NBA Finals

LeBron James will attempt the most amazing achievement of his historic career by leading the twice-rebuilt Cleveland Cavaliers against heavily fancied defending champion Golden State in the 72nd NBA Finals.

LeBron James dazzles as Cavs rally to beat Celtics in game seven

LeBron James booked his eighth straight NBA finals appearance, delivering another epic game-seven performance on the road as the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied to beat the Boston Celtics 87-79 on Sunday.

NBBF: No faction in Nigerian basketball

The Nigeria Basketball Federation has emphasized that there are no other factions guiding the country’s basketball other than the Musa Kida-led board.

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