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Olajuwon 'Godfather' of basketball in Africa
Over the groundbreaking years that followed after the boy walked into a Lagos gym, he gradually added a gentle mid-range shooting touch, some nifty footwork sharpened by soccer training, a pair of championship rings won back-to-back, and most famously ...
Women's Football Women's round-up: July 2015
July proved to be a massive month for women's football, headlined of course by the colourful goal-laden finale to the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™. So too, there was plenty of action elsewhere both internationally and at club level, with the ...
U.S. Women Beat Nigeria 1-0, Win Group And Advance To Elimination Rounds
Nigeria started the tournament well with a surprising and thrilling 3-3 draw against fifth-ranked Sweden. The Nigerian soccer team (nicknamed the Super Falcons) played flat in the next game against Australia, losing 2-0. This is the final game in group ...
Women's World Cup: Carli Lloyd's hat trick leads US to third title
"I called her my beast," U.S. coach Jill Ellis told Fox Sports. ... There was the controversy over synthetic turf, FIFA's flippant comments about Alex Morgan's looks, and, of course, the continuing saga of the soccer body's beleaguered president, Sepp ...
Nigerian leader says U.S. is 'aiding and abetting' Boko Haram
Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency called Thursday for urgent blood donations to treat 105 wounded people, according to spokesman Sani Datti who said at least 29 bodies have been recovered. Wednesday night's bombings in northeastern ...
Suicide bombs in north-eastern Nigerian towns leave scores dead
Gombe state's neighbours – Borno, Yobo and Adamawa – have been most affected by the Boko Haram insurgency that has killed more than 15,000 people in Nigeria since 2009. ... At least 13 people were killed in Damaturu on Friday in three suicide attacks ...
Federation seeks inclusion of para-soccer in National Sports Festival
The Para-soccer Federation of Nigeria (PFN) on Thursday advocated for the inclusion of the sport in the 19th National Sports Festival (NSF) scheduled for Calabar in 2014. The Vice-President of the federation, Theo Lawson, said in Lagos that its ...
U.S. Beats Colombia 2-0, But Will Be Shorthanded Vs. China
It's win or go home for the United States in Women's World Cup soccer today. The U.S. ... But the Americans struggled against Sweden with a scoreless draw, and a tight 1-0 victory over Nigeria. ... You can watch the game on Fox Sports 1 and NBC Universo.