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LeBron leads Lakers charge in Game 2 win over Heat

New York, Oct. 3, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) LeBron James took another step toward his fourth championship title on Friday. This was after the dominant Los Angeles Lakers clinched Game 2 over the Miami Heat 124-114 to extend their lead to 2-0 in the NBA Finals. The Lakers...

IOC has been working to improve opportunities and image for women, official says

By Ijeoma Okigbo Abuja, Sept. 29, 2020 Abhinav Bindra, Member of the Athletes’ Commission of International Olympic Committee (IOC), says the body has been working on providing tools to improve opportunities for and the image of women. Bindra said this during an online conference organised by...

Heat take down Celtics, move on to NBA Finals

Orlando, Florida, Sept.28, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Bam Adebayo had a career-high 32 points and 14 rebounds, Tyler Herro came alive with 11 points in the fourth quarter and the Miami Heat booked their trip to the NBA Finals with a 125-113 Game 6 win over...

Ajibade, Azeez win Asiwajuniwa Cycling Tournament

By Oluwaseyi Oduneye-Ogunwomoju Ibadan, Sept. 28, 2020 Elizabeth Ajibade on Sunday clinched the gold medal in the Under-15 category at the fourth edition of the Asiwajuniwa Cycling tournament in Ibadan. Newsmen reports that Aishat Arogundade came second while Olawunmi Ogunsina came third. In the...

CHAN 2021: Zambia invite 40 players to camp

By Olanrewaju Akojede Lagos, Sept. 25, 2019 As African nations prepare for the 2021 Championship of African Nations (CHAN), Milutin Micho Sredojevic, Head Coach of the Zambian men’s football national team, says the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has invited 40 players to camp. Sredojevic...

Kenyan runner banned for fleeing from anti-doping staff

Monaco, Sept. 24, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Kenyan long-distance runner Patrick Siele has been banned for three-and-a-half years for fleeing from anti-doping officials who were trying to collect a sample, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Thursday. Siele is the latest in a long line of...

Bach sounds optimistic note on Tokyo Games in 2021

Tokyo, Sept. 24, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach on Thursday sounded an optimistic note about holding the Tokyo Olympics next year. Bach is taking heart from the recent resumption of major sports events and progress in novel coronavirus vaccine development. “We can...

NIBCARD Games to represent Nigeria in world’s largest game exhibition

By Enebeli Alex Anayo Abuja, Sept. 21, 2020 A Nigerian game company, NIBCARD Games, has been selected to exhibit alongside 40 other countries in Germany. The company will be attending the world’s largest games’ convention known as SPIEL, which attracted over 200, 000 guests in 2019...

Reed grabs halfway lead, as Tiger misses cut at U.S. Open

Mamaroneck (U.S.), Sept. 19, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Former Masters champion Patrick Reed put his sterling short game on display to grab the U.S. Open halfway lead on Friday. Tiger Woods finished well outside the cut in windy conditions which humbled many of the game’s top golfers. Reed...

COVID-19: 41 countries to feature at 2020 NIBCARD Games online convention

By Enebeli Alex Abuja, Sept.15, 2020 Participants from 41 countries are expected to feature in the 2020 online version of the World Largest Tabletop games convention slated for between Oct. 22 and Oct. 25, the Nigeria Board Games (NIBCARD) has said. The creative director and...
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