BY OLAOTAN FALADE | TheNewsGuru
NBA club Boston Celtics are finalizing an agreement with Brooklyn Nets assistant Ime Udoka to make him the franchise’s new coach, sources told ESPN. Udoka, a former Nigeria international will replace Celtics president of basketball operations Brad Stevens.
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From Guardian Newspaper
Former heavyweight boxing champion, Deontay Wilder, stunned fans globally after he revealed on Saturday he had traced his roots to Edo State.
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Feeds 1000 kids in Lagos
Kamaru Usman, the Nigerian-born welterweight world champion of the Mixed Marshal Art promotion, Ultimate Fighting Championship, UFC, is visiting his home country for the first time in 26 years. He has had a busy schedule but has also taken time to take part in some philanthropic activities including feeding 1000 indigent children in Lagos.
By Alex Monye | The Guardian Newspaper
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Still, P1 visas may be restrictive, but without them, they simply provide undocumented migrant athletes with at least a little security. For most of these runners, a P1 visa is not a dream come true enough to avoid a nightmare. As a longtime member of WSX named Girma Segni says, “just go to America and you’ll be rewarded.”
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by DAVID ISABIRYE | Kawowo
Two Ugandans; forward Andrew Nkurunungi and goalkeeper Paul Musoke signed for US based North Alabama Sports Club.
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BY MARTENZIE JOHNSON | The Undefeated
The NBA has announced that it has awarded scholarships to two young African female athletes to attend the SEED Academy, a multidisciplinary boarding school in Senegal. The scholarship is a continuation of the partnership between the league and the SEED (Sports for Education and Economic Development) Project organization.
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By Meg Wochnick | The Columbian
This is how many know Jacques Badolato-Birdsell: a Camas High School standout in football, wrestling and track and field who set two single-season school records in 2019 playing running back in the Papermakers’ undefeated football season. Who can forget the last football game he played? Last December’s Class 4A state championship win over Bothell — rushing for 207 yards and scoring three touchdowns — still brings a smile to his face in a memory-filled season.
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By Colin Udoh | ESPN
With no time to scrimmage, and only a handful of practice games before the tournament, Brown’s 20-man roster could have been forgiven for squeaking through, maybe even dropping a game. Instead, they beat South Sudan (led by Brown’s former player Luol Deng), Rwanda, and Mali by margins of 20, 21 and 23 respectively, leaving Brown drooling over the heights they can scale in the immediate future.
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By KEN MAGUIRE | AP Sports
Diogu was the lone Nigerian-American among a group of international players selected back in 2005. This year, a whole starting five and then some could be built from all the picks with Nigerian ties.
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