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Basketball legend Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

Bryant is survived by his wife Vanessa and their four daughters

Anthony Joshua poses with President Buhari and Jeofrey Onyeama, Foreign Affairs Minister, in a picture.

Anthony Joshua meets Buhari in London

Buhari congratulated Joshua for regaining his world championship belt, as well as putting Nigeria “on the world map again

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Cycling: Team Nigeria win gold, silver at African Track Championship

Grace Ayuba and Mary Samuel won gold and silver for Nigeria.

Nigerian National volley ball team playing volleyball. [PHOTO CREDIT: Daily Times Nigeria]

Team Nigeria crashes out of 2020 Olympic’s volleyball qualifiers

The Kenyan team has now qualified to represent Africa in the 2020 Olympics Game.

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Top runners set for action at Lagos City Marathon

52 elite runners from five continents will be participating in the 2020 Lagos Marathon.

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Nigeria athletics coach, Tobias Igwe, is dead

Tributes have been pouring in for the late coach many believe was abandoned during his trying times.

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NBA Roundup: Pacers halt Lakers’ winning streak

LeBron James had 20 points, nine rebounds and nine assists while Dwight Howard made all 10 of his field-goal attempts and scored a season-high 20 points

UFC 245: Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman retains Welterweight Title

After starting not too convincingly, Usman closed out in thrilling fashion, knocking down the challenger twice

Anthony Joshua showing off his belts [Photo: Sky Sports]

Anthony Joshua to present world championship belts to Buhari soon – Presidency

“The Minister of Sports announced that Anthony Joshua will be presenting his belts to the President in a matter of days.”

2,000 runners expected at first Ikogosi Marathon

Fayemi assures participants of adequate security.

Cricket team

Cricket U-19 World Cup: Hopes as Team Nigeria departs Lagos for South Africa

Nigeria will be campaigning from Group B where they have been housed with Australia England and the West Indies.

Why we want autonomy for AFN – Shehu Gusau

The AFN boss said he is positive that with the requested autonomy, more gains will be achieved.

Anthony Joshua showing off his belts [Photo: Sky Sports]

Buhari salutes Anthony Joshua on comeback victory

He wished Anthony Joshua well ”as he seeks to bring more glory to Nigeria, and to the boxing profession”.

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South Africa win five medals as Ogun hosts first ultra race

Elizabeth Power Nuhu took the silver medal for Nigeria in 3:47:39.

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AFN Crisis: Association declares ‘autonomy’ from sports’ ministry

A faction of the AFN also suspended six board members of the association.

Taekwondo: Korean centre trains Abuja residents on self-defence

Taekwondo is a Korean martial art, characterised by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques.

President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Solomon Ogba

Solomon Ogba resigns from AFN board

According to Thomas, Ogba is not comfortable with the dirty politicking that has taken over the AFN.

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Basketball: Gidi Giants emerge champions at Temple Jam tournament

Eight teams competed for the trophy over a seven-day period.

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Lagos City Marathon: Organisers announce plans for 2020 edition

Olopade also announced that the sponsors have already purchased over 50,000 forms for runners.

Anthony Joshua

Ruiz defeat made me a smarter fighter, says Joshua

Joshua said he lost to the Briton due to a lack of experience.

Brazil rally back to win U-17 World Cup

The win was revenge of a sorts for Brazil, who lost 3-0 to Mexico in the under-17 final in 2005.

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Probably my best ever, Thiem says after defeating Djokovic

Thiem battled back from 4-1 down in the final set tiebreak to claim a fourth win in five against the 16-time Grand Slam champion.

ASQ Offcials ready to train football agents across the country

Football agents in Nigeria tasked on trafficking, other vices

There are lots of agents in Nigeria, but the fact remains that they do not know what to do

ICPC Operatives

ICPC arrests AFN Secretary-General for alleged $130,000 fraud

The ICPC said the cash belonged to the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF).

Roger Federer at Wimbledon

Federer crushes De Minaur to claim record 10th Basel title

Federer has now won 103 singles titles in his career.