Udoka makes history, becomes first-ever Nigerian NBA coach

Former Nigerian International Ime Udoka has made history after he was officially announced by the Boston Celtics as their Head Coach from the 2021/22 NBA season. The 43-year-old becomes the first Nigerian to coach a team in the NBA after his appointment. Udoka, who was born in Portland, played in the NBA for seven years …

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Middleton, Giannis shine as Bucks takes lead in Eastern Conference finals

Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Atlanta Hawks 113-102 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals to take the lead 2-1 in the series with a competent performance in the game. Khris Middleton led the scoring with 38 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists for the Milwaukee Bucks, with Giannis Antetokoumpo scoring 33 points, 11 rebounds …

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Verstappen wins Styrian GP to extend lead to 18 points

Max Verstappen avoided any drama as he secured a record-setting third win at the Red Bull Ring to pull further clear at the top of the drivers’ championship. Verstappen’s fourth victory of 2021 – his best return in a single Formula One campaign – gave Red Bull a weekend to remember at their home track at …

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Brazil held by Ecuador in final Copa America group game

Brazil played a 1-1 draw against Ecuador in their final Group A game at the Copa America 2021 to qualify for the quarterfinals with 10 points from three wins and a draw. The Selecao rested a number of starters, including Neymar, Thiago Silva, Danilo and Casemiro, for the game. Real Madrid defender Eder Militao opened …

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Brazil held by Ecuador in final Copa America group game

Brazil played a 1-1 draw against Ecuador in their final Group A game at the Copa America 2021 to qualify for the quarterfinals with 10 points from three wins and a draw. The Selecao rested a number of starters, including Neymar, Thiago Silva, Danilo and Casemiro, for the game. Real Madrid defender Eder Militao opened …

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Hazard thunderbolt ends Portugal Euro 2020 campaign

Belgium handed Portugal a 1-0 defeat via a splendid defensive performance and a brilliant strike from Thorgan Hazard in the 42nd minute of the encounter. Belgium started the game well and kept the ball moving nicely, with fit-again captain Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne both at the centre of their gameplay against a disciplined …

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Nasarawa United to face stern Rivers United test as Enyimba visits Plateau United in NPFL Matchday 29

Wikki Tourists will host Lobi Stars at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium in Bauchi in their NPFL Matchday 29 encounter. The game is set to kick off at 2:30 pm. On Sunday June 27th, high-flying Nasarawa United will play host to Rivers United at the Lafia Township Stadium with both sides looking to pick up …

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Barça Femení reportedly sack Oshoala’s coach for doing his job

Futbol Club Barcelona Femení have reportedly sacked their head coach Lluís Cortés for doing his job. The 34-year-old former footballer was said to have been sacked despite winning seven titles for Blaugranes in two years. Lluís Cortés who became Culés manager in 2019 won back-to-back Primera División and Copa de la Reina titles. He led …

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Italy, Denmark breeze through to Euro 2020 last 8

Denmark overcame the challenge of the Welsh national team at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam, winning 4-0 to eliminate the Gareth Bale-led side and progress to the quarterfinals of the tournament. They were joined in the last eight by Italy, after the Azzurri overcame a spirited Austrian side 2-1 at Wembley Stadium in extra …

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Daniel Akpeyi drags Kaizer Chiefs to CAF Champions League final

Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi has helped his South African club Kaizer Chief to the 2021 CAF Champions League final. Daniel Akepyi was in goalnand on the pitch for the entire match as the Amakhosi secured a 1-0 aggregate win against Wydad Athletic Club. The second leg clash between Kaizer Chief and Wydad Athletic Club …

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