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Tonye Jekiri

Tonye Jekiri: D’Tigers determined to stay unbeaten

Nigeria and Gaziantep basketball club of Turkey Center Tonye Jekiri has stated that the Nigeria men basketball national team D’Tigers is determined to stay competitive ahead of next month’s final FIBA 2019 world cup Africa qualifiers.

2019 FIBA: D’Tigers target good World Cup outing

Nigeria’s male basketball national team, D’Tigers’ captain Ike Diogu says the squad is focused on a good outing at the World and will make the country proud ahead of the forthcoming FIBA World Cup qualifiers in Dakar, Senegal.
Enes Kanter has refused to travel to London ofter saying he fears assassination. David Zalubowski-AP

Report: Turkey seeks warrant for Knicks’ Enes Kanter

Turkish prosecutors are seeking an arrest warrant for New York Knicks centre Enes Kanter on accusations he is part of a "terrorist" organisation, according to a news report.
Stephen Curry got the best of Luka Doncic and the Mavericks in a thriller capped by his game-winning 3-pointer. (Getty)

Stephen Curry delivers 48 points, Ibaka lifts Raptors over pesky Wizards

Stephen Curry scored 48 points and drained 11 three-pointers as the Golden State Warriors stretched their win streak to four straight with a 119-114 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: Michael Beasley #11, LeBron James #23 and Moritz Wagner #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers react to a Laker goaltending behind Mario Hezonja #8 of the New York Knicks during a 119-112 Knicks win at Staples Center on January 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron James to miss at least three more NBA games for Lakers

NBA superstar LeBron James, who has already missed four games with a strained left groin, will miss at least three more before being re-evaluated, the Los Angeles Lakers announced Friday.
Kei Nishikori of Japan | Agence France-Presse

Kei Nishikori: My goal is to get back in top five

Kei Nishikori showed he was back to his best form as he downed Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov 7-5, 7-5 to reach the semi-finals of the Brisbane International on Thursday.

NBBF banks on stakeholders for better 2019

The leadership of the Nigeria Basketball Federation has tasked all stakeholders to brace up for another rollercoaster ride in 2019 as the federation gets ready to hit the ground running.
LeBron James hobbled off the court after sustaining a groin injury during the third quarter on Tuesday.CreditCreditKyle Terada-USA Today Sports, via Reuters

Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James taking time to heal after injury

The Los Angeles Lakers had to get used to life without LeBron James as they faced the Sacramento Kings on Thursday.
LeBron James hobbled off the court after sustaining a groin injury during the third quarter on Tuesday.CreditCreditKyle Terada-USA Today Sports, via Reuters

LeBron James injured in Lakers rout of champions Warriors

LeBron James left with a groin injury but the Los Angeles Lakers regrouped for a 127-101 blowout win over two-time defending champion Golden State that snapped an 11-game losing streak on the Warriors’ home court.
Stephen Curry scored a game high of 42 points, including the game winning layup while Kevin Durant scored 35, and changed the momentum with a four point play in the court, as the Warriors edged the Clippers 129-127.

Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant lift Warriors over clippers in NBA thriller

Stephen Curry scored the last of his 42 points on a driving layup with a half-second remaining Sunday and reigning NBA champion Golden State edged the Los Angeles Clippers 129-127.
PORTLAND, OR - OCTOBER 18- LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on before the game against the Portland Trail Blazers on October 18, 2018 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. NBAE Sam Forencich-NBAE via Getty Images-AFP

NBA star LeBron James slams NFL owners’ ‘slave mentality’

NBA superstar LeBron James offered a scathing take on NFL team owners on the latest episode of his HBO show “The Shop” on Friday, saying the gridiron league is run by “old white men” with a “slave mentality”.

FIBA reaffirms Musa Kida NBBF president

The Federation of International Basketball Association (FIBA) has reaffirmed Engineer Musa Kida as the sole President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF).

D’Tigers get date to know World Cup opponents

Nigeria’s D’Tigers will on March 16 in Shenzhen, one of the eight host cities of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019, know her opponents at the the draw ceremony.
LeBron James told Dwyane Wade after their final game against each other on Monday that it was either ending in Los Angeles or at Madison Square Garden — hinting that he was considering signing with the New York Knicks. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

NBA: LeBron James wins final duel with Dwyane Wade as Lakers roll on

LeBron James won the final instalment of his long rivalry with Dwyane Wade on Monday, scoring 28 points as the Los Angeles Lakers held on for a 108-105 victory over the Miami Heat at the Staples Center.

D’Tigers drop one spot in latest FIBA world ranking, retain first in Africa

Nigeria’s D’Tigers dropped one spot from their 32nd position to 33rd in the latest FIBA world ranking released on Thursday.
Serena Williams

Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray all confirmed for Australian Open

Serena Williams will make her return to the Australian Open for the first time since winning in 2017 when eight-weeks pregnant, it was confirmed Wednesday, with virtually all the world’s top 100 players due at Melbourne Park.
Aisha Mohammed

Aisha Mohammed, Ginette Mfutila named in FIBA ACCW All Star Team

Two First Bank Basketball players, Aisha Mohammed and Ginette Mfutila, were named in the All-Star Five team of the tournament at the just concluded 2018 FIBA Africa Champions Cup for Women.
Stephen Curry

NBA star Steve Curry escapes death in auto crash

Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry escaped serious injury Friday morning after being involved in a multi-car smash while en route to the Golden State Warriors’ practice facility.

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