Category: Sports

Birima Seck | Arizona State University among first to offer scholarship to Senegalese center

By MASON KERN  | 247Sports

In 2016, Birima Seck made a decision that altered the course of his life’s trajectory. A native of Dakar, Senegal, the capital of the country in West Africa, Seck grew up playing soccer before a massive growth spurt made him consider alternate athletic endeavors. He had good reason, considering he was in the process of blooming into a towering 6-foot-11 frame that led to a transition from kicking a ball on the pitch to dribbling one on the hardwood.

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Nigeria is making a strong play to get the Miami Heat’s Bam Adebayo on the roster

By Colin Udoh | ESPN

Not so long ago, Miami Heat star Bam Adebayo seemed completely lost to Nigeria. Now, it appears he could maybe, possibly, perhaps be on the verge of playing his international basketball for the African country as they actively court him to do so.

What a difference a year makes.

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Chukwuma Okorafor | Steelers’ was born in Nigeria, but made in America

By TOM REED | dkpittsburghsports

Tim Conley’s first look at Chukwuma Okorafor came in the school gymnasium while the super-sized sophomore was playing ping pong.  Needless to say, the Southfield High football coach had not left his classroom in the middle of the day to see whether the new transfer student had the makings to be the next Forrest Gump of table tennis.

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Bam Adebayo bounces back in big way to spark Miami Heat’s advance to NBA Finals

By Nick Friedell | ESPN Staff Writer

The Miami Heat are headed to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2014 because Nigerian-American Bam Adebayo saved the biggest performance of his life for the moment his team needed it most. The All-Star big man delivered an epic postseason performance with a career-high 32 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists in 39 minutes as the Heat finished off the Boston Celtics 125-113 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals.

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Israel Adesanya earns one-sided domination of Paulo Costa at UFC 253 to retain middleweight title

BY BRENDAN BRADFORD | Sporting News Australia

Israel Adesanya has retained his middleweight title with a utterly one-sided beatdown of Paulo Costa at UFC 253 on Fight Island. Adesanya dominated the fight from start to finish, ending proceedings in with a minute to fight in the second round after systematically breaking the Brazilian down.

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Ex-USA striker Charlie Davies argues Jonathan Mensah is 2020 Major League Soccer MVP

By Soccernet

Former US men’s national team forward Charlie Davies has made a strong case for Columbus Crew captain Jonathan Mensah to be named best player of the 2020 MLS season. Mensah has been identified a key performer in Crew’s incredible campaign this term.

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President Donald Trump Calls Nigerian-born Kamaru Usman “An Unbelievable Talent”

BY ISHAAN BHATTACHARYA | Essentially Sports

Nigerian-born Kamaru Usman, the UFC Welterweight Champion of the World has received high praise from President Donald Trump who has called him “An Unbelievable Talent”

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Efe Ajagba Makes Top Rank Debut with Decision win over Jonnie Rice

By Jake Donovan  | Boxing Scene

Nigerian Efe Ajagba hoped to make more of a statement in his first fight under new management. Instead, the heavyweight prospect had to settle for winning tonight and looking good the next time.

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Louis Oosthuizen | SA golf celebrates epic weekend

By SuperSport

In America, Louis Oosthuizen finished third in the US Open at Winged Foot Golf Club and eight shots behind winner Bryson DeChambeau. The US Open is now the one Major where Oosthuizen has had the most top-10 finishes of four.

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