Basketball

Rivers Hoopers coach confident of advancing to knock out phase

Rivers Hoopers’ head coach Ogoh Odaudu has expressed confidence in his team’s chances of making it to the single-elimination playoffs of the Basketball Africa...

Rivers Hoopers begin Basketball Africa League against Ferroviario

NBBF President Cup Champions Rivers Hoopers will face Mozambican League champions Ferroviario de Maputo in their opening game of the Basketball Africa League on...

NBA: Heat crush Cavaliers, honour Wade

Miami broke the franchise record for points in the first half en route to a 124-105 rout of the Cleveland Cavaliers on a night...

NBA: Beilein resigns as Cavaliers coach after 14-40 run

John Beilein, unable to spark the moribund Cleveland Cavaliers above the second-worst record in the NBA this season, resigned as coach of the struggling...

Okogie tips D’Tigers for Gold at Tokyo 2020

Shooting guard Josh Okogie has assured that the D’Tigers can ‘potentially win’ gold in the 2020 Olympic Games coming up in Tokyo, Japan from...

Team LeBron outguns Team Giannis in NBA All-Star Game

Kawhi Leonard stole the show on the floor and Hall of Famer Magic Johnson took centre stage in an emotional pre-game ceremony on a...

NBA loses ‘hundreds of millions’ in China over Hong Kong tweet

NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Saturday the league expects to lose “several hundred million dollars” due to a row with China over a tweet...

Basketball Africa League Names Two-Time NBA All-Star Luol Deng as League’s Global Ambassador

The Basketball Africa League (BAL) today named two-time NBA All-Star and 2012 Olympian Luol Deng as BAL Global Ambassador. Following his retirement from...

NBA: Team USA rallies to beat Team World in Rising Stars contest

Team USA outgunned Team World 151-131 in the NBA’s Rising Stars event on Friday in a game that lacked little semblance of defense even...

Ezinne Kalu says D’Tigress capable of anything in Tokyo

D’Tigress point guard, Ezinne Kalu who put up an incredible performance to make this Olympic dream a reality shared her excitement about the development...

Nigeria D’Tigress rise in latest FIBA ranking

Olympics bound D’Tigress moved up three places in the latest FIBA ranking following an impressive Olympic qualifiers in Serbia at the weekend which saw...

FIBA Ranking: D’Tigress rise to 14 after sealing Olympic ticket

Nigeria leaped three positions to occupy the 14th position the latest FIBA World Ranking for Women after clinching Olympic qualification in Belgrade, Serbia last...

Woods still struggling to get to grips with Bryant’s death

More than two weeks after Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash, Tiger Woods is among those who find the shock may have worn...

Goovy Iyorhe to D’Tigress: Go have fun while winning in Tokyo

Nguveren Goovy Iyorhe a member of the Nigeria D’Tigress squad that qualified for the Olympics back in 2004 in Athens says she is “very...

Nigeria’s D’Tigress Seal Tokyo 2020 Olympics Ticket

  D’Tigress on Saturday booked a ticket to the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo despite losing to host-Serbia in their second group game at the...

Kobe Bryant memorial set for Feb 24 – reports

Los Angeles will host a public memorial on February 24 at Staples Center for NBA icon Kobe Bryant and eight others killed last month...

D’Tigress off to great start with Mozambique win

African Champions, the D’Tigress took a giant step towards qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with an impressive win over Mozambique in Belgrade,...

D’Tigress overcome Mozambique to close in on Olympics return

  Nigeria on Thursday celebrated a key victory as they overcame African counterparts Mozambique 85-51 in Serbia in an Olympic qualifier. In a group also involving...

Golden State Warriors’ Mike Brown Accepts Nigeria Head Coach Job

Nigeria Basketball Federation have appointed Golden State Warriors Associate Coach Mike Brown to lead D’Tigers to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. “I’m honored and humbled...

Golden State Warriors’ Mike Brown takes over D’Tigers

The Nigerian Basketball Federation (NBBF) has announced the appointment of Golden State Warriors’ Mike Brown as head coach of D’Tigers. Mike Brown, assistant coach of...

Toronto’s Nurse earns spot as Head Coach of Team Giannis in 2020 NBA All-Star Game

Nurse is in his second season as the Raptors’ head coach after spending five seasons as an assistant coach with Toronto Toronto Raptors head coach...

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...

WNBA star, “Chiney” Ogwumike storms Nigeria

WNBA star and Nigerian-American basketball star, Chinenye “Chiney” Ogwumike has traced passion and purpose as one of the main ingredients for her success as...

Volleyball, Basketball to be included in Lagos Principals Cup

Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC), Mr Sola Aiyepeku has revealed that the Lagos Principals Cup will no longer be just a...

Why Olumide Oyedeji can’t stop crying

Nigerian professional basketball player who featured in NBA, Olumide Oyedeji has not hidden his pain of the sudden death of LA Lakers black Mamba...

Oklahoma City’s Paul and Houston’s Westbrook Headline Reserves for 2020 NBA All-Star Game NBA All-Star Draft to Air on TNT on Thursday, Feb....

Six First-Time All-Stars Among Reserves: Adebayo, Gobert, Ingram, Mitchell, Sabonis and Tatum; NBA All-Star Draft to Air on TNT on Thursday, Feb. 6 at...

Meet Odegbami and Amadou Gallo Fall Tonight

Amadou Gallo Fall is a Senegalese. He is listed amongst the 100 most influential Africans of 2019. He is the Managing Director of NBA Africa,...

OQT: FIBA tips D’Tigress’ Kalu to shine in Belgrade

D’Tigress’ Point guard Ezinne Kalu has been listed among the five players who could make a significant impact at the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying...

Oyedeji, Akhator pay tribute to fallen NBA star

The 41-year-old Bryant died in an helicopter crash on Sunday with his daughter Gianna and seven others when the aircraft came down in Calabasas on the...

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