NBA

Basketball: NBA Match Highlights & Results (March 24)

Results & highlights of Friday's NBA games:

Celtics 130, Suns 120

Devin Booker erupted for an NBA season-high 70 points, the most points scored in a game against the Boston Celtics, but it wasn't nearly enough for his Phoenix Suns on Friday night.

Isaiah Thomas accumulated 34 points and seven assists, and the Celtics scored the game's first six points and never looked back en route to a 130-120 victory.

Basketball: NBA Match Highlights & Results (March 23)

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

Mavericks 97, Clippers 95

Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes buried the go-ahead jumper and made a big steal with 3.9 seconds to go to give Dallas a 97-95 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday.

Basketball: NBA Match Highlights & Results (March 21)

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

Thunder 122, 76ers 97

Russell Westbrook recorded his 35th triple-double of the season to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 122-97 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday.

Westbrook scored 18 points -- going 6 of 6 from the field and 6-of-6 from the free-throw line -- in only 27 minutes. He also recorded 14 assists and 11 rebounds. Westbrook didn't attempt a three-pointer for the first time since March 14, 2016, a span of 83 games.

Basketball: NBA Match Highlights & Results (March 21)

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

Nets 98, Pistons 96

Brook Lopez capped a 29-point showing with a buzzer-beating jumper to give the Brooklyn Nets a dramatic 98-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons.

Lopez made 13-of-24 from the field and saved his biggest shot for the final possession after Detroit's Tobias Harris forged a 96-96 deadlock with an eight-footer.

NBA | Victor Oladipo Hits 17 Points As Thunders Bow To Warriors

Klay Thompson made seven three-pointers and scored 34 points, and Steph Curry also buried seven three-pointers on his way to 23 points to lead Golden State past Oklahoma City.

The Thunder's Victor Oladipo scored a team-high 17 points. Russell Westbrook had a sub-par night. He was held to 15 points on 4-of-16 shooting to go with eight rebounds and seven assists.

Basketball: NBA Match Highlights & Results (March 20)

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

Rockets 125, Nuggets 124

James Harden converted a coast-to-coast layup with 2.4 seconds remaining to cap a wild fourth quarter and give the Houston Rockets a 125-124 win over the Denver Nuggets at Toyota Center.

Harden corralled the rebound of an errant shot from Nuggets guard Jameer Nelson and raced up the center of the court before scoring to give the Rockets their final lead.

Basketball: NBA Match Highlights & Results (March 19)

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

Cavaliers 125, Lakers 120

Kyrie Irving scored 46 points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers used a fourth-quarter rally to knock off the Los Angeles Lakers 125-120 on Sunday.

Basketball: NBA Match Highlights & Results (March 19)

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

Warriors 117, Bucks 92

Matt Barnes contributed seven points and two assists to a second-quarter explosion that took the Golden State Warriors to past the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.

Stephen Curry scored a game-high 28 points on 9-for-13 shooting as the Warriors shot 60 percent in completing a perfect 3-0 homestand.

Basketball: NBA Match Highlights & Results (March 17)

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

Bucks 107, Lakers 103

Khris Middleton scored 30 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo contributed 26 points, eight rebounds and five assists, helping Milwaukee defeat the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night at Staples Center in a game that featured a scuffle between both clubs.

Antetokounmpo made 11 of 16 shots from the floor as the Bucks (34-34) won for the eighth time in the last nine games.

Basketball: NBA Fines Andre Iguodala $10,000 For Inappropriate Comments

The NBA has fined Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala $10,000 for postgame comments the league deemed inappropriate, according to Marc J. Spears of ESPN.

Following last Friday's loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Iguodala was asked if he knew he'd be sitting out Saturday's game versus the San Antonio Spurs along with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.

"Nope, no clue," Iguodala replied, according to Chris Haynes of ESPN.com. "I do what master say."

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Nigerian News

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NPFL Match Day 11: Ten Things Fans Said   

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NPFL: Match Day 11 Results   

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Rangers 1-0 ABS
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Gombe 2-0 FCIU
Abia Warriors 1-0 Tornadoes
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Victor Moses Extends Chelsea Contract   

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EPL, LA LIGA, SERIE A

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:

 

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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

 

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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

 

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La Liga Roundup: Madrid Held As Barca Goes To Top Of League Table   

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