Basketball: NBA Match Highlights & Results (Feb 16)

Highlights of National Association Basketball games on Thursday:

Bulls 104, Celtics 103

The Chicago Bulls hit all 22 of their free throws, including a pair by Jimmy Butler with 0.9 seconds left after a touch foul call, to edge the Boston Celtics 104-103 at the United Center.

Trailing 103-102, Butler drew a foul on Marcus Smart off a jump shot on Chicago's final possession.

The Bulls' leading scorer stepped to the free-throw line and drilled both foul shots, making him nine-for-nine for the game and giving him 29 points.

Basketball: NBA Match Highlights & Results (Feb 12)

Highlights of Sunday's National Basketball Association games:

Pistons 102, Raptors 101

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored five of his 21 points in the final minute and the Detroit Pistons overcame a 16-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Toronto Raptors 102-101 on Sunday.

DeMar DeRozan missed a 17-foot jumper at the end that would have given the Raptors victory.

It was the 10th loss in the past 14 games for Toronto(32-23).

Tobias Harris led Detroit (26-29) with 24 points off the bench.

Knicks 94, Spurs 90

Basketball: NBA Match Highlights & Results (Feb 10)

Highlights of Friday's National Basketball Association games.

Heat 108, Nets 99

Reserve James Johnson scored a season-high 26 points and the Miami Heat extended their winning streak to 13 games with a 108-99 comeback victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night.

Johnson came within one of a career high set Feb. 21, 2015, at Houston. Goran Dragic had 21 points for Miami (24-30), which outscored Brooklyn 50-30 in the final 19:24.

Warriors 122, Grizzlies 107

Klay Thompson scored 36 points and Golden State rolled past Memphis at FedExForum

Basketball: NBA News (Feb 9)

Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker suffered a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the rest of the season, the Bucks announced Thursday.

The seriousness of the injury was confirmed during an MRI exam on Thursday. Parker will require surgery and is expected to be sidelined for approximately 12 months.

Former New York Knicks forward Charles Oakley told ESPN that he has been rebuffed on numerous occasions in his bid to mend a fractured relationship with team owner James Dolan.

Basketball: NBA Match Highlights & Results (Feb 8)

Highlights from National Basketball Association games on Wednesday:

Cavaliers 132, Pacers 117

Kyrie Irving and Kyle Korver each scored 29 points to help the Cavaliers end the Pacers' seven-game winning streak.

LeBron James added 25 points for the Cavaliers, who won their fourth game in a row. Korver hit 10 of 12 shots, including 8 of 9 three-point shots. Kevin Love chipped in with 14 points and 10 rebounds for Cleveland.

Basketball: NBA Round Up (Feb 7)

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was fined $25,000 for verbal abuse of game officials and failing to leave the court in a timely manner after his ejection, the NBA announced Monday.

The incident occurred with 3:34 remaining in the third quarter of the Warriors' 109-106 overtime loss to the Sacramento Kings on Saturday.

Kerr was ejected with the Warriors trailing 75-73 and had to be held back near midcourt by assistant coach Mike Brown as the reigning NBA Coach of the Year moved toward official Bill Spooner.

Basketball: NBA Match Fixtures (Feb.6)

The war continues.....

Basketball: NBA Match Highlights & Results (Feb 5)

Highlights of National Basketball Association games on Sunday:

Celtics 107, Clippers 102

The emotion and admiration belonged to Paul Pierce. But the game belonged to his old team, the Boston Celtics, who fired up a club-record 52 3-point attempts in a 107-102 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.

Basketball: NBA Match Highlights & Results (Feb.4)

Highlights of Saturday's National Basketball Association games:

Cavaliers 111, Knicks 104

LeBron James poured in 32 points and became the youngest player to score 28,000 in a career as the Cleveland Cavaliers knocked off the New York Knicks 111-104 on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.

The 32-year-old James has scored 28,020 points, good for eighth place on the NBA list. He also had 10 assists. James is two assists from passing Lenny Wilkens (7,211) for 13th place on the NBA's career list.

Basketball: NBA Round Up (Feb.3)

Atlanta Hawks forward Taurean Prince and Miami Heat forward James Johnson were each fined $25,000 by the NBA after being involved in a skirmish this week.

The incident, for which Prince was assessed a Flagrant Foul 2 and ejected while Johnson was assessed a technical foul and ejected, occurred with 5:53 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Hawks' 116-93 loss to the Heat on Wednesday in Miami.


Nigerian News

Lagos Beach Olympic: Ten Teams To Compete In Maiden Edition   

Each of the 10 teams that will compete at the maiden edition of the Beach Olympics will be named after a Nigerian hero, organisers of the event, which is scheduled for March 3 and 4 at the Atlantic City, Lagos, have said.


Sunshine Stars Troop Out On Akure Streets To Protest Unpaid Salaries    

It's so glearing that football in Nigeria will still face protests of unpaid allowances and wages. Recently the Falcons took to the streets of Abuja to protest unpaid allowances after conquering Africa for the 7th time.


Rangers FC Not Begging For Money - Ndukwe   

Recently news broke ot that the players refused to collect the money issued out to them for continental football then another news broke out that the team has been begging for money to help them pursue continental success.


Lagos City Marathon: Six Things You Should Know   

Twenty Nigerians will win cash prizes from the Lagos City Marathon from the female & male categories. The star prize for the wining Nigerians ranges from N1M to N20,000.

The winner in the competition will win a whopping $50,000


Rohr To Call Up Five New Players For Senegal Friendly   

Five players who have never been called up to the Super Eagles will be in the squad for the friendly game against Senegal and possibly Ghana. 


What! Abandoned Nigerian Stadium Turned To Trailer Park   

The Muda Lawal Stadium, Asero, Abeokuta, Ogun State—once the home of Abiola Babes in the 80s, when it was known as Asero Stadium – has been converted to a park for heavy duty vehicles.


Sad! Former Super Eagles Coach Paul Hamilton's Leg Amputated   

Former Super Eagles coach Paul Hamilton’s leg has been amputated, The PUNCH has learnt.

The 75-year-old former international has been bedridden for months before his left leg was amputated from the knee, Hamilton’s wife, Durdy, said.


CAF Appoints Two Nigerian Referees For Continental Duties   

Confederation of African Football, CAF, has appointed two Nigerian referees to officiate in the First Round , Second Leg matches of continental club competitions.


World Cup Qualifier: Cameroon Aiming Four Points Against Nigeria    

AFCON 2017 Champions, the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon are hoping they can pick at least four points off Nigeria’s Super Eagles when both teams clash in crunch 2018 World Cup qualifiers starting in August.


Nigeria will defeat Sout Africa & Cameroon Says Rohr   

Prior to AFCON 2017 Nigeria appeared like a better team than Cameroon but their victorious outingg in Gabon has raised eyebrows ahead of their World cup qualifier with Nigeria.


Yakubu Aiyegbeni Joins English League One Side   

Former Everton & Super Eagles forward, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, has completed his return to English football after signing a short-term deal with Coventry City a team which features in League One.

Aiyegbeni, 34, has been without a club since he left Turkish side Kayserispor in 2016.


Basketball: Kano Pillars Star, Abubakar Usman Set To Fight For D' Tigers Shirt   

With a terrific display at FIBA Africa Champions Cup (ACC) last December in Cairo, Abubakar Usman reminded everyone how he is preparing to regain a place in the senior men’s national team, the D’Tigers. 



Granada vs Real Betis: Match Preview, Facts & Stats   

Granada have not lost in their last eight Andalusian derbies at home in La Liga (W4 D4); last losing in May 2014 (0-2 vs Almeria).


Competition At Manchester City Will Help Iheanacho - Mikel Obi   

Nigeria's Super Eagles captain and legend John Mikel Obi who spent 10 and half years at English Premier League giants Chelsea has advised Kelechi Iheanacho on his future at Manchester City. 


Bournemouth 0-2 Man City: Sterling Reduces Chelsea's Lead To Eight Points    

Guariola's men climbed into second in the Premier League table with a 2-0 win over Bournemouth, although the triumph was soured by Gabriel Jesus’ early injury.


Lazio vs AC Milan: Match Facts, Head To Head & Stats   

C Milan have only lost three of their last 37 Serie A games against Lazio, winning 16 and sharing 18 draws.


Bournemouth vs Manchester City: Match Facts, Head To Head & Stats   

Manchester City have never lost to Bournemouth in a league game, winning seven and drawing two.


Swansea 2-0 Leicester: Musa, Ndidi Continues Free Fall   

Musa, Vardy, Mahrez, Ndidi and others have not scored a premier league goal in year 2017 which as accounted for their free fall in the league.


Burnley 1-1 Chelsea: Robbie Brady's Goal Holds Blues   

Conte's men missed the opportunity to open up a 12-point gap at the Premier League summit as Burnley fought back to earn a 1-1 draw at Turf Moor.


Ferdinard: Iwobi, Others Don't Have Premier League wining Mentality    

Ferdinard's opinion on Arsenal will certainly make Alex Iwobi and his colleagues have a re-think as the former United defender believes they can't win the title yet.


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

Since beating Leicester in their first Premier League meeting in October 2014, the Swans have lost each of their last four, scoring once and conceding 11.


Burnley vs Chelsea: Match Facts, Head To Head & Stats   

Burnley have never won a Premier League encounter against Chelsea, losing four of five previous attempts (D1).


EPL Round Up: Mane Nets Brace, Gunners, United Win   

Sadio Mane scored a quick-fire brace as Liverpool revitalised their Premier League campaign with an impressive 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on Saturday.


Fiorentina vs Udinese: Match Facts, Head To Head & Stats   

16 of the last 19 Serie A games between Fiorentina and Udinese have seen at least three goals scored - an average of 3.6 goals per game.