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D’Tigress ready for pre-Olympic qualifiers – coach

Head coach of senior women national basketball team Otis Hughley says the team is fully focused on the task as the FIBA Africa pre-Olympic qualifiers commence today in Maputo.
Los Angeles Lakers’ rollercoaster ride in the new NBA season continued on Wednesday night as LeBron James inspired their 120-94 win against a struggling Golden State Warriors.

Los Angeles Lakers consolidate on great start to NBA season, pip Golden State Warriors...

Los Angeles Lakers’ rollercoaster ride in the new NBA season continued on Wednesday night as LeBron James inspired their 120-94 win against a struggling Golden State Warriors.
Golden State Warriors All-Star guard Stephen Curry said Monday he expects to return from a broken left hand before the conclusion of the NBA season but not before late March.

NBA: Warriors star Stephen Curry expects to return before season ends

Golden State Warriors All-Star guard Stephen Curry said Monday he expects to return from a broken left hand before the conclusion of the NBA season but not before late March.
The Nigeria women national basketball team, D’Tigress on Sunday defeated hosts Senegal in the final of the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket to win their fourth continental title. - 101

Pre-Olympic qualifiers: D’Tigress camp bubbles in Maputo

D’Tigress camp came alive on Sunday as players and coaches reported to their base in Maputo for the 2020 pre Olympics qualifiers coming up in Mozambique between November 14 to 17.
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LeBron James claims another record as Lakers down Miami

LeBron James became only the third player in NBA history to score 20 points in 1,000 career games as Los Angeles Lakers beat Miami Heat 95-80 for their seventh consecutive victory.
The Nigeria women national basketball team, D’Tigress on Sunday defeated hosts Senegal in the final of the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket to win their fourth continental title. - 108

FIBA ranking: D’Tigress now rated 16th in the World

Nigeria’s women basketball team, D’Tigress, have been ranked the 16th best team in the world and first in Africa according to the latest FIBA ranking released on Friday.
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Evelyne Akhator cautious about D’Tigress’s pre-Olympic qualifiers

Nigeria women basketball league player Evelyne Akhator is threading with caution after stating that Nigeria’s D’Tigress will not be taken their pre Olympic qualifying tournament opponents for granted ahead of the tournament slated for Mozambique between November 14 to 17.

LeBron James under fire after blaming China row on ‘misinformed’ Rockets chief

Basketball superstar LeBron James was accused of turning a blind eye to Chinese repression on Tuesday after he criticized a Houston Rockets executive for angering China with a “misinformed” tweet supporting protesters in Hong Kong.
Former NBA champion, Festus Ezeli is eyeing a spot of the D’Tigers team to next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

Former NBA champion Festus Ezeli eyes Olympic Games with D’Tigers

Former NBA champion, Festus Ezeli is eyeing a spot of the D’Tigers team to next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
Amadu Musa Kida

D’Tigers, D’Tigress’ successes earn Musa Kida, Sam Ahmedu FIBA appointments

Nigeria has began to reap the rewards of D’Tigers and D’Tigress’ successes in international basketball with NBBF boss, Engineer Musa Kida and Sam Ahmedu getting appointment into top Federation of International Basketball Association, (FIBA) Committees.

Hector Bellerin doubtful to start against Manchester United

Arsenal boss, Unai Emery, does not believe Hector Bellerin will be able to start against Manchester United in the Premier League, despite his successful return to action on Tuesday.
Angola on Wednesday in Foshan needed five extra minutes to beat Philippines 84-81 in the last game of Group D at the ongoing FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in China. 38

Field set for FIBA Olympic qualifying tournaments

All 24 teams that will compete in the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments have been confirmed following the conclusion of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 and the release of an updated FIBA World Ranking, presented by NIKE.
D’Tigers head coach Alex Nwora has backed the team to make a big impact at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games following their impressive performance at the ongoing FIBA Men’s World Cup in China

FIBA ranking: D’Tigers’ progress excite Musa Kida, Sam Ahmedu

The hierarchy of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) is excited over the rise of the Men’s National Basketball team in the latest FIBA ranking which was released yesterday.
D’Tigers have confirmed their place in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games after beating China 86-73 at the FIBA World Cup game played at the Gyangzhou Gymnasium, China.

D’Tigers ranked 23rd in FIBA ranking

D’Tigers ranked 23rd in FIBA ranking following their amazing performance at the just concluded 2019 FIBA men’s World Cup in China, Nigeria’s D’Tigers are now 23rd in the latest ranking.
Nigeria’s men national basketball team, D’Tigers, on Friday secured an 83-66 points win over Cote d’Ivoire at the ongoing FIBA World Cup in China. 63

D’Tigers move 10 places up in FIBA world rankings

Nigeria’s D’Tigers have moved 10 places up in the recently-released FIBA Men World Rankings presented by Nike on Thursday.
D’Tigress forward Evelyn Akhator has revealed that it was her D’Tigress teammates that convinced her to come to Spain.

Evelyn Akhator: How I joined CB Avenida

D’Tigress forward Evelyn Akhator has revealed that it was her D’Tigress teammates that convinced her to come to Spain.
Argentina will do battle with Spain, Sunday, in the FIBA World Cup final in China after beating France 80-66 in the semi-finals.

FIBA World Cup: Spain and Argentina battle for top prize in final

Argentina will do battle with Spain, Sunday, in the FIBA World Cup final in China after beating France 80-66 in the semi-finals.
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Alex Nwora: Blame me for D’Tigers group stage ouster

D’Tigers coach Alex Nwora has absolved his team of any blame for failing to qualify for the quarter-finals of the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China.

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