Basketball

Basketball: NBA Match Highlights & Results (March 16)

Results & highlights of Thursday's National Basketball Association games:

Thunder 123, Raptors 102

Russell Westbrook posted his 34th triple-double of the season with 24 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Toronto Raptors 123-102 on Thursday night.

Victor Oladipo added 23 points as the Thunder won their fourth consecutive game. The Raptors lost for the fourth time in seven games.

Basketball: NBA Match Highlights & Results (March 15)

Results & highlights of Wednesday's National Basketball Association games:

Celtics 117, Timberwolves 104

The Boston Celtics continued their mastery of the Timberwolves, overcoming a 10-point first-half deficit and cruising to a 117-104 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday night.

Boston, which defeated Minnesota at TD Garden for the 11th straight time, used a 21-6 run bridging the halves and rode a great all-around game by Al Horford and a typical Isaiah Thomas performance to its 10th win in 11 games.

Basketball: NBA Match Highlights & Results (March 14)

Results & highlights of Tuesday's National Basketball Association games:

Cavaliers 128, Pistons 96

LeBron James remained on his triple-double craze and helped lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to an easy 128-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.

James finished with 16 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists in 28 minutes, taking off the entire fourth quarter of the blowout.

Basketball: NBA Match Highlights & Results (March 12)

Results & highlights of Monday's National Basketball Association games:

Spurs 107, Hawks 99

Kawhi Leonard poured in 31 points to lead four team mates in double-figure scoring as the San Antonio Spurs played through a season-high 23 turnovers and defeated the Atlanta Hawks 107-99 at the AT&T Center.

San Antonio (52-14) moved into a tie with the Golden State Warriors for the best record in the NBA. The Spurs have won nine of its past 10 games overall and nine in a row at home.

Basketball: NBA Match Highlights & Results (March 12)

Results & highlights of Sunday's National Basketball Association games:

Rockets 117, Cavaliers 112

James Harden recorded his 16th triple-double on the season, and the Houston Rockets grabbed a season-high 20 offensive rebounds to claim a tense back-and-fourth affair with the Cleveland Cavaliers 117-112 on Sunday night.

Basketball: NBA Match Highlights & Results (March 11)

Match results and highlights of NBA Saturday games:

Thunder 112, Jazz 104

Russell Westbrook collected his 32nd triple-double of the season to lead the Thunder to a 112-104 victory over the Utah Jazz Saturday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Westbrook posted 33 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds to break a tie with Wilt Chamberlain (1967-68) for second place on the triple-double list. Westbrook continues to average a triple-double and lead the NBA in scoring. Oklahoma City is 26-6 in games he records a triple-double.

Basketball: NBA Match Highlights & Results (March 10)

Results & Highlights of Thursday's National Basketball Association games:

Pistons 106, Cavaliers 101

Reggie Jackson scored 21 points and the Detroit Pistons overcame LeBron James' 50th career triple-double and downed the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-101 on Thursday night at The Palace.

Basketball: NBA Match Highlights & Results (March 8)

Results & highlights of Wednesday's National Basketball Association games:

Spurs 114, Kings 104

Manu Ginobili scored a season-high 19 points and David Lee equaled his season-best scoring output with 18 points as the short-handed San Antonio Spurs roared from behind to beat the Sacramento Kings 114-104 on Wednesday for their ninth straight victory.

Basketball: Nigerian Forward Al-Farouq Aminu Hits 500th NBA Career Apearance

D'Tigers forward, Al-Farouq Aminu, has made his five hundredth NBA career appearance for the Portland Trail Blazers in a regular season.

His team, recorded a One hundred and twenty- six to One hundred and twenty- one win over the Oklahoma City Thunder in the early hours of Wednesday.

It was Aminu's forty- first appearance this season for the Blazers and One hundred and twenty- third since joining from the Dallas Mavericks in twenty- fifteen where he featured seventy- four times. 

Basketball: NBA Match Highlights & Results (March 7)

Results & highlights of Tuesday's National Basketball Association games:

Mavericks 122, Lakers 111

Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points, including the 30,000th of his career, to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 122-111 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night at American Airlines Center.

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Nigerian News

Victor Moses Extends Chelsea Contract   

Super Eagles winger Victor Moses has extended his contract with English Premiership side Chelsea after a brilliant campaign under Italian coach Antonio Conte.

 

Victor Moses Aiming For Better Goal Scoring Form Return   

Super Eagles star and Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses is currently enjoying the best form of his career but the Nigerian admits he needs to take more of his goal-scoring opportunities after he was rewarded with a two-year contract extension earlier this week.

 

Amos Adamu Banned By FIFA For Two More Years   

Fifa, on Tuesday, placed a two-year suspension on its former executive committee member Amos Adamu after investigation into a proceeding opening against him last year.

 

FIFA 'Mafia' Behind My Ban Says Amos Adamu   

Amos Adamu has slammed the FIFA mafia for his increased football ban globally. Amos thinks he's suffering from the fall out with the recent cabal that allegations forced out of FIFA

 

CAF Elections: Solomon Dalung Backs Pinnick   

Amanju Pinnick has gained and won the support of Solomon Dalung toward contesting for a CAF seat and backing Ahmad Ahmad to defeat long serving Isa Hayatou to the surprise of many who thought the Minister was going to call Pinnick's blough.

 

Bash Ali Sues Sports Minister, Demands For N1b For Damages   

It ought to have been a meeting where Nigeria's record aiming boxer Bash Ali would have cemented a plan with the Minister for sports to promote his proposed World Guniess book of record match but it turned to a fight between him and the minister's security aides and it has grown to a

 

Graphic: Just For Laughs   

Nigeria............................ is this the next stage?

 

NPFL Match Day 11: Ten Things Fans Said   

It seems the fans are happy with the way the NPFL is progressing. Here are a few comments from the fans after match day 11:
 
Fans Talk

 

Friendly: Nigeria Boast Better Head To Head Records Than Senegal, Burkina Faso   

Ahead of the international friendlies against Senegal and Burkina Faso in London in March, records show that the Nigerian team have faired better in previous encounters against their West African neighbours. 

 

NPFL: Match Day 11 Results   

NPFL Match day 11 results:

Rangers 1-0 ABS
Katsina 2-1 MFM 
Remo 1-1 Pillars
Enyimba 0-0 3SC
Plateau 0-0 Lobi
Gombe 2-0 FCIU
Abia Warriors 1-0 Tornadoes
El-Kanemi 3-1 Sunshine
Wikki 0-0 Rivers

 

Funke Oshonaike Kicks Off Table Tennis Clinic For Youth, Says Future Is Bright   

Table, tennis star, Funke Oshonaike, has urged young Nigerian players to take their training seriously, saying it’s the only way they can fulfill their potential in the sport.

The Germany-based player said this during the Funke Oshonaike Table Tennis Clinic in Lagos on Monday.

 

EPL, LA LIGA, SERIE A

West Ham vs Chelsea Preview: All You Need To Know   

Venue: Olympic Stadium

Referee: Andre Marriner (England)

Match Facts, Head to Head & Stats:

 

Sunderland vs Manchester City: All You Need To Know   

Match Venue: Stadium of Light

Referee: Martin Atkinson (England)

Match Facts, Head to Head & Stats:

 

Tottenham vs Everton: All You Need To Know   

Match Venue: White Hart Lane

Referee: Michael Oliver (England)

Match Facts, Head To Head & Stats:

 

Super Messi runs Riot On Celta de Vigo   

Enrique's Barcelona returned to the top of La Liga with a thumping 5-0 win over Celta Vigo, with Lionel Messi and Neymar at their peak.

 

Eibar 1-4 Real Madrid: Benzema's Double Inspires Los Blancos   

Karim Benzema inspired Real Madrid to a comprehensive 4-1 win over Eibar, putting Zinedine Zidane’s side top of La Liga - at least until Barcelona play later this evening.

 

Barcelona vs Celta de Vigo: All You Need To Know   

Match Venue: Camp Nou

Referee: Jesus Gil (Spain)

Match Facts, Head To Head & Stats

 

Liverpool vs Arsenal: All You Need To Know   

Venue: Anfield

Referee: Robert Madley (England)

Match Facts, Head To Head & Stats

 

Manchester United 1-1 Bournemouth: Mourinho's Men Look Destined For 6th Position As Zlatan's Penalty Gets Saved   

Rojo scored for Mourinho's men, Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a penalty saved and somehow avoided a red card as Manchester United drew 1-1 at home to 10-man Bournemouth as the Red Devils looke

 

Leicester vs Hull: Match Facts, Head To Head & Stats   

This is the fourth Premier League meeting between the teams, with both sides claiming one victory each in the three previous games (D1).

 

Manchester United vs Bournemouth: All You Need To Know   

Match venue: Old Trafford

Referee: Kevin Friend (England)

Stats, Head to Head & Match Facts

 

Pep Guardiola Slams Selfish Players Aiming For Personal Glory   

Guardiola expressed his fury over players that places individual honours ahead of team commitment and the Spanish thinks awards are really nothing.

 

Ronaldo, Bale, Morata Set To Miss Real Madrid's Trip To Eibar   

CR7 is out of the clash due to an injury scare a move that has left Real Madrid with the option of Benzema in attack as the other two regulars Bale and Morata are out on card issues, it