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All the players except Elizabeth Balogun from Louisville University, USA, are already in the D’Tigress camp in Serbia ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Qualifying Tournament, which will begin on Thursday in Belgrade.

11 D’Tigress hit camp for Tokyo 2020 qualifier

All the players except Elizabeth Balogun from Louisville University, USA, are already in the D’Tigress camp in Serbia ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Qualifying Tournament, which will begin on Thursday in Belgrade.
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

Peter Ahmedu: D’Tigress won’t be tempted to underrate Mozambique in Olympic qualifying tourney

Assistant coach of Nigeria’s women national basketball team D’Tigress Peter Ahmedu has stated that players of the women national team will not be allowed to underrate their Mozambican counterpart ahead of the fast approaching Olympics qualifying tournament in Belgrade, Serbia which begins on Thursday 6th February 2020.
D’Tigress forward, Evelyn Akhator has revealed that the Nigerian team is gearing up preparation ahead of the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament next month in Belgrade.

Evelyn Akhator: D’Tigress will be ready for the Olympic qualifying tourney challenge

Nigeria’s women national basketball team forward Evelyn Akhator has stated that the D’Tigress will be ready for the challenge of playing and competing at the Olympic qualifying tournament which starts on Thursday in Belgrade, Serbia as the D’Tigress seek qualification for the women basketball event of the Tokyo Olympics.
The New York Comedy Club canceled a performance by Ari Shaffir after the comedian posted a video celebrating Kobe Bryant’s death.

Club drops performer after comment about Kobe Bryant

The New York Comedy Club canceled a performance by Ari Shaffir after the comedian posted a video celebrating Kobe Bryant’s death.
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Los Angeles Lakers win first game since Kobe Bryant tragedy

Anthony Davis scored a team-high 21 points as the Los Angeles Lakers put the emotions of their Kobe Bryant tribute night behind them with a 129-113 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday.
LeBron James unveiled a new tribute tattoo to Kobe Bryant on his Instagram on Friday, hours before he and the Lakers were scheduled to take the court for the first time since Bryant’s death.

LeBron James unveils ‘Black Mamba’ Kobe Bryant tribute tattoo

LeBron James unveiled a new tribute tattoo to Kobe Bryant on his Instagram on Friday, hours before he and the Lakers were scheduled to take the court for the first time since Bryant’s death.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have paid their tributes to Kobe Bryant after the NBA legend died on Sunday. The former LA Lakers star and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were two of the nine people who died on board a helicopter when it crashed outside the city of Calabasas, which is situated to the west of Los Angeles, at around 10am on Sunday morning.

Vanessa Bryant ‘completely devastated’ by death of Kobe, daughter

Vanessa Bryant spoke out Wednesday for the first time since her husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna were killed in a horrific helicopter crash, saying the family is “completely devastated” by the tragedy.
The helicopter carrying basketball superstar Kobe Bryant and eight others crashed into a Calabasas, California, hillside with a high energy impact, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.

Kobe Bryant crashed helicopter has no black box – investigators

United States investigators assessing the cause of NBA legend, Kobe Bryant, helicopter crash revealed it has no black box.
A man walks past an NBA logo at an NBA exhibition in Beijing, China October 8, 2019. REUTERS-Jason Lee

Petition to make Kobe Bryant new NBA logo passes 2.5 million

A petition to make LA Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash, the new NBA logo has become the first petition of 2020 on change.org to pass a million signatures.
The helicopter that crashed into a Los Angeles hillside killing NBA legend Kobe Bryant and eight others, was not equipped with vital software that alerts pilots when aircraft are too close to the ground, officials said.

NTSB: Kobe Bryant’s helicopter not equipped with vital warning system

The helicopter that crashed into a Los Angeles hillside killing NBA legend Kobe Bryant and eight others, was not equipped with vital software that alerts pilots when aircraft are too close to the ground, officials said.
D’Tigress forward, Evelyn Akhator has revealed that the Nigerian team is gearing up preparation ahead of the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament next month in Belgrade.

Evelyn Akhator targets Olympics spot with D’Tigress

D’Tigress forward Evelyn Akhator has revealed that the Nigerian team is gearing up preparation ahead of the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament next month in Belgrade.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have paid their tributes to Kobe Bryant after the NBA legend died on Sunday. The former LA Lakers star and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were two of the nine people who died on board a helicopter when it crashed outside the city of Calabasas, which is situated to the west of Los Angeles, at around 10am on Sunday morning.

Michael Jordan pays tribute to Kobe Bryant

Michael Jordan mourned the death of Kobe Bryant on Sunday, saying the Los Angeles Lakers icon was “like a little brother” to him.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have paid their tributes to Kobe Bryant after the NBA legend died on Sunday. The former LA Lakers star and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were two of the nine people who died on board a helicopter when it crashed outside the city of Calabasas, which is situated to the west of Los Angeles, at around 10am on Sunday morning.

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo pay tribute to Kobe Bryant after NBA legend dies

The former LA Lakers star and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were two of the nine people who died on board a helicopter when it crashed outside the city of Calabasas, which is situated to the west of Los Angeles, at around 10am on Sunday morning.
Kobe Bryant, a five-time NBA champion and two-time Olympic gold medallist, is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players in history

Tributes poor in for NBA legend Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash

NBA legend Kobe Bryant died Sunday when a helicopter he was riding in crashed and burst into flames in thick fog, killing all nine people on board including his teenage daughter and plunging legions of fans around the world into mourning.
Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash in Los Angeles

Kobe Bryant, 41, the legendary basketball star who spent 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers, was killed when the helicopter he was traveling in crashed and burst into flames Sunday morning amid foggy...
Air Warriors Basketball club chairman Solademi Abdulmajid Oladimeji says he is not done with the feat set by his ladies, declaring that the team’s management is doing everything to raise the bar in women basketball.

Peter Ahmedu: Dolphins will bounce back for the title

Last season’s Playoffs in the Nigeria Women’s Premier Basketball League produced some stunners including the end of First Bank WBC dominance and Coach Peter Ahmedu failing to reach the final for the first time in three years.
Newly signed Miami Heat Point guard Nigerian-American Gabe Vincent says his love for basketball made him goal-driven and stopped playing other sports to commit to the game at a young age.

D’Tigers’ Gabe Vincent opens up on love for basketball

Newly signed Miami Heat Point guard Nigerian-American Gabe Vincent says his love for basketball made him goal-driven and stopped playing other sports to commit to the game at a young age.
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

NBBF: Fund won’t hinder D’Tigress

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has stated that the country’s female national team, the D’Tigress, would not suffer paucity of funds, as the team opens camp on February 1 in Serbia for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics qualifier championship taking place in Belgrade, Serbia from February 7 to 9.

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