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Excitement in FUTA as student wins silver medal for Africa at World Youth Games in Argentina

Akintola represented Nigeria at the West African Zone 2 Youth Championship in Ghana in April, winning gold and qualifying to represent West African at the African Youth Championship in Algiers.

Patrick Baumann, the 51-year-old secretary general of basketball’s world governing body

Basketball chief Patrick Baumann dies in Buenos Aires — FIBA

Baumann was a former player, coach and referee.

Tennis

Lagos Open Tennis: British teenager upsets top seed to clinch title

Britain’s Jack Draper became the youngest winner of an ITF Futures tournament in Nigeria.

Conny Perrin

Semifinalists emerge at Lagos Open Tennis Championship

In the Women’s Singles, Swiss prime seed, Conny Perrin, defeated seventh-seeded Tereza Mihalikova of Slovakia

People playing Tennis used to illustrate the story.

Lagos Open Tennis: Quadre fails 2nd round test

The Nigerian lost to Ukrainian Valeriya Strakhova on Wednesday.

Okocha and Tournament Director Oladunjoye

Okocha attends Lagos Open Tennis Championship as main draws begin

The first leg (Futures 4) of the Lagos Open started at the weekend.

The Nigeria national women’s basketball team, D’Tigress

Women’s Basketball World Cup: Nigeria loses narrowly to Canada, finishes eighth

The Nigerian ladies will now shift focus to successfully defending their AfroBasket title in 2019.

D'Tigress - Greece

Women’s Basketball World Cup: Nigeria defeat Greece, qualify for quarter-final

The Nigerian team face the United States of America in the quarter-final.

Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin

Boxing: Anthony Joshua knocks out Povetkin

Anthony ‎Joshua won the bout in the seventh round.

FIBA Women’s World Cup: Nigeria’s D’Tigress lose to Australia

D’Tigress are billed to square up against Turkey on Sunday night in their second group game.

Nigeria's D’Tigers

Basketball: Nigeria’s D’Tigers qualify for World Cup

The feat achieved by the Super Eagles as the first African team to qualify for the FIFA World Cup has been replicated by the country’s national men’s basketball team, D’Tigers.

Nissan signs rising tennis star Osaka as brand ambassador. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram page of Naomi Osaka]

Nissan signs rising tennis star Osaka as brand ambassador

Osaka, 20, shot to international fame on Saturday when she defeated American Serena Williams.

Guus Hiddink

Hiddink appointed coach of Chinese Olympic team

China has not appeared at the Olympic football finals since 2008.

Novak Djokovic

Tennis: Djokovic dismisses Del Potro to win U.S. Open

The win for Djokovic gives him 14 Grand Slams.

Serena Williams

Tennis: Serena Williams fined $17,000 for US Open code violations

Serena Williams lost the US Open final.

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Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri emerges African champion

Quadri did not drop a point from the first round until the final when he defeated Egypt’s Ahmed Saleh 4-1.

Nigeria’s national cricket team to debut in South African tourney

The tournament will consist of four pools of five teams.

Organisers provide more details of Lagos media marathon

The route and eligibility were among issues clarified by an official.

Cycling: Team Nigeria departs for Italy

The championship is slated to hold from September 11 to September 14.

Adaora-Elonu

Ahead of World Cup, D’Tigress captain joins Lagos camp

Elonu was recently named team captain by head coach, Otis Hughley.

Jamie Murray

Murray, Mattek-Sands win U.S. Open mixed doubles

“It was a little emotional getting that win,” said Mattek-Sands.”

Young athletes on the track [Photo Credit: Making of Champions]

2,447 athletes in Ilorin for national youth games

The games will officially open on Monday from 2pm.

Diego Maradona

Maradona named coach again

Maradona will debut as coach on Sept. 15

Ondo Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu

Ondo athletes to be absent at Youth Sports Festival – Official

The official also gives a reason for the absence.

Table Tennis: Nigeria wins men’s team title at African championship

Nigeria have secured the ticket to represent the continent at 2019 ITTF World Team Cup in Tokyo.