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D’Tigers win Afro Basket

31 August 2015, 14:30

The Nigerian men’s basketball team claimed its first ever senior continental title on Sunday when they defeated Angola in the final of the FIBA AfroBasket tournament in Rades, Tunisia.

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Nigeria fails to impress at 2015 Beijing championships

31 August 2015, 08:47

Nigeria continues to see red in the on-going International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) Beijing championship.

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D’Tigers beat Gabon to qualify for Afro basket semis

27 August 2015, 18:10

Nigeria’s D’Tigers on Thursday beat Gabon 88 to 64 points to qualify for the semifinal of the 2015 African Basketball Championship taking place in Tunisia.

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Bolt wins fourth straight 200 metres world title

27 August 2015, 18:04

Jamaica's Usain Bolt ran the fastest time of the year in 19.55 seconds to win the world 200 metres title for a record fourth time.

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Thursday, 27 August 2015

Okagbare attacks journalists over 200m fiasco

27 August 2015, 16:36

Nigeria track and field queen Blessing Okagbare has chosen to attack journalists instead of explaining why she failed to show up for the 200m Heat at the 2015 IAAF World Championship.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Okagbare fails to show up for 200m race

26 August 2015, 18:25

Nigerian track and field athlete Blessing Okagbare on Wednesday failed to show up on track to compete in the 200m Women’s Heat at the IAAF World Championship in Beijing, China.

Gatlin, Bolt qualify 1-2 for world 200m final

26 August 2015, 20:19

Sprint king Usain Bolt and American rival Justin Gatlin swept into the 200 metres final with consumate ease as they prepare to resume hostilities at the world championships.

Two Kenyans fail drugs tests at Beijing world champs

26 August 2015, 21:35

Two Kenyans have failed pre-competition drugs tests at the world championships in Beijing and have been provisionally suspended, the IAAF announced.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Bolt shrugs off Gatlin threat in world 200m

25 August 2015, 19:55

Usain Bolt icily dismissed the threat of American Justin Gatlin after the fierce rivals cruised into the semi-finals of the 200 metres at the world championships.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Gatlin defends his mom from the podium stand at worlds

24 August 2015, 19:58

Standing on the podium after receiving his 100-meter silver medal Monday at the world championships, the American sprinter gestured toward a heckler who was bothering his mother in the stands.

Fraser-Pryce on course to match Bolt for sprint gold

24 August 2015, 21:43

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce stayed on track for her third world title in the 100 meters, a feat that would match Jamaican teammate Usain Bolt, by coasting into the final.

Fraser-Pryce seals historic treble, Jamaican sweep

24 August 2015, 21:57

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce became the first woman to win three world 100m titles and completed a Jamaican sprint double as she emulated Usain Bolt by storming to victory.

Federer back as world number two ahead of U.S. Open

24 August 2015, 22:36

Five-times winner Roger Federer will go into next week's U.S. Open as the world number two after beating Novak Djokovic in the final of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Nigerian cycling set to impress at All Africa Games

19 August 2015, 20:09

The Technical Director of Cycling Federation of Nigeria (CFN), Mohammed Bashir, is confident that they can impress all their onlookers when they ride at the All Africa Games in Brazzaville, Congo.

World awaits more Bolt magic after doping scandals

19 August 2015, 21:37

Usain Bolt returns to the site of his first global triumph this week for a world championships showdown with a convicted dope cheat that has ramifications for athletics.

Reaction to Sebastian Coe becoming new IAAF president

19 August 2015, 22:48

Following is reaction to Sebastian Coe being elected president of the International Association of Athletics Federations(IAAF) after beating Ukraine's Sergey Bubka by 115 votes to 92.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Nigerian trio aims to tear form book in Beijing

18 August 2015, 16:10

Nigeria will be aiming to turn the tables on its more illustrious rivals at the upcoming International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in Beijing, China.

A serene Serena Williams not feeling Grand Slam pressure

18 August 2015, 19:59

One major title stands between Serena Williams and a Grand Slam, and she's enjoying this "awesome" and "crazy" ride.

Shaq picks Jordan over James - but 'Dr. J was best'

18 August 2015, 21:34

Shaquille O'Neal weighed into basketball's great debate when he backed a young Michael Jordan to beat LeBron James one-on-one, but added that both were outshone by the legendary Dr. J.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Nigeria name table tennis team for AAG

17 August 2015, 15:40

Segun Toriola and Olufunke Oshonaike are set to spear head the Nigerian table tennis team that was announced by the NTTF.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Bolt back at Bird's Nest for world championships

14 August 2015, 21:09

They burst onto the sports scene together, seven summers ago. In their own ways, the Bird's Nest and Usain Bolt redefined what was possible at the Olympics.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Nigerian weightlifters feeling demoralized

13 August 2015, 21:39

The Nigerian weightlifters have lost their trust in National Sports Commission after having their daily allowances halved during their training camp.

Kenyan great Keino says doping cases taking too long

13 August 2015, 22:34

Kenya's athletics great Kipchoge Keino says the IAAF should act more quickly on doping cases as the sport's governing body begins disciplinary action against 28 athletes.

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