Tag: basketball

Ado AminuJuly 13, 2021

282m face malnutrition in Africa- UN report says; Jailed transgender women in Cameroon to be released pending appeal | 5 Things That Matter Today

Across the African continent, here are 5 culturally relevant stories you shouldn’t miss out on: 282 million face malnutrition in ...

Chinedu OkaforMarch 7, 2019

The most valuable player in the NBA wants you all to know he is 100% Nigerian

The NBA Milwaukee bucks point forward, Giannis Antetokounmpo, also known as the Greek freak, has in fact dispelled the popular ...

Chinedu OkaforOctober 17, 2018

NBA season 2018/19 kicks off in grandstyle and here’s how the giants faced off

The NBA season began on Wednesday and it kicked off with a bang. Boston Celtics, rookie of the year contender, ...

Chinedu OkaforSeptember 27, 2018

Victory hungry D’Tigress to play USA at #FIBAWWC quarterfinal, who wins it?

Apart from football, basketball is another game laden with gifted athletes and, Nigeria’s female basketball team is not too far ...

Michael Adedipupo OgunFebruary 23, 2018

[The Sports Blog] The Carabao Cup is up for grabs this Super Sunday

The first domestic trophy is up for grabs in England this Sunday as a wonderful final awaits us when Manchester ...

ToluSeptember 18, 2017

“Terrorist People of Biafra”, Operation Python Dancers, the $999 iPhone X | These are last week’s winners and losers

The nature of the events that took centre stage in Nigeria last week and the fact that we may have ...

Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 15, 2016

#RioOlympics: D’Tigers lose to Brazil’s B’ball team, 86 – 69

Nigeria has crashed out of the basketball event of the Rio Olympics losing to hosts Brazil 86 – 69. D’Tigers’ undoing was ...

Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 14, 2016

#RioOlympics: Nigeria’s men basketball team tastes first victory, defeats Croatia 90 – 76

Nigeria’s men basketball team D’Tigers got their first victory in Rio as they outclassed Croatia 90-76. Croatia started the game ...

Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 12, 2016

#RioOlympics: Spain defeats Nigeria 96 – 87

Spain defeated Nigeria’s basketball team, D’Tigers 96-87 to win their first game in the Rio 2016 Olympics. The World number two ...

Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 10, 2016

#RioOlympics: Lithuania defeats Nigeria 89 – 80

Lithuania secured a nine-point victory over Nigeria’s D’Tigers this morning in the men’s basketball event. However, the world’s third best ...

Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 8, 2016

Rio Olympics: Argentina defeats Nigeria 94 – 66

Nigeria’s male basketball team, D’Tigers lost their first game at the 2016 Rio Olympics to South American giants Argentina. The ...

AzeezAugust 4, 2016

See full schedule of Team Nigeria’s activities at Rio Olympics

A full schedule of activities Team Nigeria will be involved in has been released, just hours to the kick-off of ...

Isime EseneSeptember 20, 2014

#BelieveItOrNot: This gentle Indian giant is only 5-years-old

by Akan Ido Standing at 5ft 7in tall, it’s hard to believe Karan Singh is only 5-years-old. The young Indian ...

Kolapo OlapojuAugust 23, 2014

LOL! Rihanna can’t hide her ANGER at chris Brown at charity game in NYC

by Kolapo Olapoju For some reason, Riri is pissed at Breezy! Former couple, Rihanna and Chris Brown came face-to-face at ...

December 22, 2013

Aww, she said yes! Actress, Gabrielle Union gets HUGE diamond engagement ring from boyfriend Dwyane Wade (LOOK)

After 4 years together, Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union have finally taken the next big step in their relationship. The ...

May 2, 2013

Nigerian among US basketball players accused of raping 18-year-old student (PICTURED)

It is always innocent until proven guilty, but let me say this for young men out there. Regardless of your ...

April 2, 2013

Meet Julian Newman: 4-foot, 5-inch Basketball phenomenon

Standing at a height of 4-foot, 5-inches tall, and weighing in at 70 pounds, Julian Newman, an 11-year-old basketball prodigy, ...

April 2, 2013

Basketball players vomit, cry on court after seeing teammate’s bone cut through his skin

During the Regional Finals of this year’s NCAA tournament, the nation was saddened to watch a devastating injury to Louisville’s ...

March 28, 2013

Mr. Cool: President Obama plays basketball with White House staff and their families (SNAPSHOT)

by Rachel Ogbu President Barack Obama plays basketball with senior staff and their family members during a retreat at Camp ...

March 23, 2013

Protecting his $650 million: Michael Jordan signs SERIOUS pre-nup before his 2nd wedding

When you work your behind off for several years as an NBA star to stockpile hundreds of millions of dollars ...

March 13, 2013

She’s a beauty! Meet the woman with the world’s longest legs (PHOTOS)

The longest female legs measuring 132 cm (51.9 in) belong to Svetlana Pankratova according to Guinness World Records. Svetlana, who ...

February 20, 2013

All smiles: Jay-Z and Beyonce greet Alicia Keys and her son, Egypt (SNAPSHOT)

Last night, the stars were out for the 2013 NBA All Star Weekend! Celebrity row was a who’s who of ...

January 11, 2013

2Face, Vector, Sound Sultan shoot hoops at the ‘Mark D Ball’ Basketball Tournament (PHOTOS)

by Akan Ido Celebrities like 2Face Idibia, Sound Sultan, Ikechukwu, and Vector were in Benue State recently to participate in ...

December 26, 2012

Game on! Chris Brown and Rihanna attend basketball game and there’s love in RiRi’s eyes (PHOTO)

by Isi Esene Not minding the reports of a separation between Chris Brown and Rihanna, the pair have been spotted ...

November 29, 2012

Nigeria’s Olympic basketball team member, Chinedu Onyeuku, shot dead in Texas

A former Nigerian national basketball player was shot dead in a botched burglary in Texas before Thanksgiving, it has been ...

August 12, 2012

He denies us: Nigerian Olympic basketballer Al-Faruq Aminu says he’s not from Nigeria

by Adeniyi Abdul Al-Farouq Aminu is a basketball player who was part of the Nigerian Olympic team. He used to ...

August 7, 2012

#OlympicsBasketball: New York Times: Bruised and beaten, but Nigerians are unbowed

by Greg Bishop The buzzer sounded the end of the fairy tale, and the Nigerian team limped off the court ...

August 3, 2012

Photo of the Day: Don’t bother looking for Ghana’s basketball team at the Olympics, they’re here

In the light of Nigeria’s loss to the US’s Dream Team at the London Olympics… Googled Ghana’s basketball team… they ...

August 3, 2012

“Where’s IBB when you need a match to be annulled?” – Check out ten (more) tweets about the Nigeria-USA match that just killed us

We already know what happened. Forget the long story, just read, and laugh. @therealGidiBoy: “Nigeria will no longer supply oil ...

August 3, 2012

“Why is our coach using a slate?” – Check out the top ten tweets on the Nigeria-USA Olympic Basketball match

by Adeniyi Abdul The Nigerian National Basketball team D’Tigers faced off against the US team in a preliminary play in ...

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