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No Stephen Curry, no three-pointers as Rockets thrash Warriors

The Houston Rockets humbled the two-time defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors 107-86 on Thursday in a rematch of last season’s Western Conference finals.

National Division 1 Basketball League kicks off November 27

The Nigeria Basketball Federation has announced that the Total National Division 1 League will start on the 27th of November 2018.

Basketball: Civil Defenders, Rivers Hoopers pick Continental tickets

Civil Defenders of Abuja and Rivers Hoopers Basketball Clubs have both emerged as Nigeria’s representatives for the 2018 FIBA Africa Club Championship.
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Kevin Durant stars as Golden State Warriors bounce back

Kevin Durant scored 29 points as the Golden State Warriors set aside their off-court discord to post a 110-103 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday.

NBBF crisis: Gombe Bulls, Kwara Falcons drag Musa Kida-led board to court

The Gombe Bulls Basketball Club and Kwara Falcons Basketball Club have dragged the factional Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF Board led by Musa Kida to an Abuja High Court.
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Roger Federer crashes to Kei Nishikori in ATP Finals opener

Roger Federer suffered a shock straight-sets defeat to Kei Nishikori at the ATP Finals on Sunday, severely denting his bid for the 100th title of his illustrious career.

D’Tigers aiming to break 69-year World Cup jinx

D’Tigers star Al Farouq Aminu says the team’s aim at the 2019 FIBA World Cup will be to achieve the best ever result by an African side.

FIBA 3×3: D’Tigers, D’Tigress qualify for quarter-finals

Reigning FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup champions, Nigeria’s D’Tigers have booked a quarter-final ticket at the on-going FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup 2018 in Lome, Togo.
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FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup: Nigeria eases into men and women’s last eight

Nigeria’s men and women teams at the FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup have both progressed to their respective quarter-finals following very similar results in the first rounds.
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FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup: Nigeria playing to win – Acha

Nigeria’s 3×3 Head Coach Chris Acha says the Men’s and Women’s team at the FIBA African Cup will be competing with the sole aim to win.
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Nigeria national teams arrive Lomé for FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup

The Nigerian men and women’s national teams arrived in Lomé, Togo on Thursday for the 2018 FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup.
Group Managing Director-Chief Executive Officer of Zenith Bank, Peter Amangbo, has assured the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) that the bank will continue to support women basketball in the country.

Peter Amangbo promises more support as First Bank retains title

Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Zenith Bank, Peter Amangbo, has assured the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) that the bank will continue to support women basketball in the country.
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Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League final takes centre stage

The 14th 2018 annual Zenith Bank Basketball League ends today with the final of the Final Six competition at the Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos.

First Bank to face Dolphins in women’s basketball league final

Champions First Bank of Lagos will look to retain their title when they play Dolphins in the final of the Zenith Bank Women’s League National Final 6 on Wednesday.

MFM in bright start at Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball Final Six

New entrant into the Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League – Mountain of Fire Basketball Club, created an upset yesterday as they defeated Nigeria Customs 58-57 in the opening match of the Final Six decided at the Sports Hall of the National Stadium Lagos.
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Victor Oladipo powers Pacers to thrilling victory over Celtics

Victor Oladipo drained a clutch three pointer with three seconds left on the clock as the Indiana Pacers cooled off the red-hot Boston Celtics with a dramatic 102-101 victory on Saturday.

First Bank, Customs, four others qualify for Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League

Six teams from the Enugu and Abuja centres have booked their places in the National Final of the Zenith Bank Women Basketball League holding in Lagos.

Al-Farouq Aminu: D’Tigers gunning for perfection ahead of FIBA Basketball World Cup

Portland Trail Blazers guard Al-Farouq Aminu has admitted that the D’Tigers are still chasing perfection despite qualifying for next year’s FIBA Basketball World Cup in China.

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Ekiti to conduct psychiatric test on rapists, publish photos on website

As part of the efforts to tackle rapists and child abusers in Ekiti State, the government will henceforth conduct compulsory psychiatric test on offenders and publish their names and photographs on the website of the state Ministry of Justice.

RIFAN: Nigeria now producing eight million tons of rice annually

Contrary to the report that says Nigeria produces 4 million tons of rice, the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) says it has established that instead, Nigeria being the largest producer of rice in Africa is producing 8 million tons of rice annually.

Court remands bricklayer for allegedly raping housewife

A Senior Magistrates’ Court in Kano on Monday ordered that a 30-year-old bricklayer, Abdulrazak Dahiru, accused of raping a housewife, be remanded in prison.
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Gbenga Daniel: I’ve left partisan politics

Gbenga Daniel, former director-general of Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, has denied joining the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Bauchi elections: Governor Abubakar heads to court over INEC’s decision to resume collation of...

Bauchi State Governor Mohammed Abubakar has disclosed he is heading to court to challenge the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) decision to resume collation of results in the state ahead of supplementary elections declared in six states.