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USA: On tap with Obiageri Amaechi, track and field’s newest throwing star – Samantha Shapiro

December 11, 2017

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     Obiageri Amaechi, Princeton  Top track Athlete, Freshman.   First-year Obiageri Amaechi joins the track and field team as one of the nation’s most coveted recruits. Her personal best discus throw (177 ft) ranks fourth amongst the Class of 2021. Amaechi is also a force to be reckoned with for shot put, where she […]

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The stories behind Serena’s fairy-tale wedding dress and – um – the sequined Nike sparklers – Tola Adenle

November 24, 2017

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Serena knew what she wanted for her wedding day: a fairy tale dress with a personal statement – a cape – as in SUPERWOMAN! She had been pregnant with her new baby before embarking on her quest to equal the record 23 Slams long held by Margaret Court. After two grueling weeks of practice and […]

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Serena Williams, Alexis & Baby Ohanian at New Orleans star-studded wedding ceremony- Tola Adenle

November 19, 2017

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As in the biggest of the world’s fashion shows – the New York Fashion Show Week – Anna Wintour, close friend and ally of Serena, was right there in the usual front row but the star of the formalization of Serena & Alexis’ relationship was, perhaps, Baby Alexis Olympia Ohanian. Even though the bride and […]

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USA: “Taking a knee” [kneeling during anthem rendition] is not disrespectful to veterans – a US Vet

October 9, 2017

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  “I didn’t serve, so that these SOB’s could protest!” By BC in Illinois  Wait. Maybe I did. In reading about the Trump words and tweets about people taking a knee at a time and in a way that displeases him, and how these SOB’s should be fired on the spot, I have come across […]

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USA: Sloane Stephen’s US Open victory & the ressurection of America’s women’s tennis – Tola Adenle

September 11, 2017

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First of all, a huge congratulations to the four semi-finalists at the just-concluded US Open: Coco Vandewghe, Madison Keys, Venus Williams and, of course, the newly-minted Leader of the Pack, Sloane Stephens. America’s tennis establishment and tennis fans have longed for this. The stats were reeled out over and over again during the past fortnight, especially […]

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Fans the world over share Serena’s [& Ohanian’s] joy of new baby – Tola Adenle

September 5, 2017

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Delta seems ready when Serena’s baby is, and oh wow, what better Gate to await Ohanian’s precious little girl!       Delta seems ready when Serena’s baby is … at – where else – Gate 23! DELTA on Twitter   Various sports have been a big part of this blog from the beginning, and […]

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Serena is greatest female tennis player of Open Era – bbc.com

May 17, 2017

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  Photo Credit: Google Images CHECK OUT THE STORY:     http://www.bbc.com/sport/tennis/38802221   You may also wish to check out the following old stories https://emotanafricana.com/2014/09/11/comments-on-huffposts-watch-serena-williams-at-age-11-adorably-predict-her-greatness-tola-adenle/ http://www.forbes.com/sites/allenstjohn/2014/09/07/why-serena-williams-is-now-the-greatest-american-tennis-player-ever/ https://emotanafricana.com/2017/01/28/tennis-history-made-as-williams-sisters-play-aussie-singles-finals-with-serena-claiming-open-era-most-singles-titles-tola-adenle/    

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Nigeria: A beautiful spring-like day as Ibadan School hosts 2017 Swimming gala – Tola Adenle

April 29, 2017

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A lone pupil frolics around before the start of the competition at The Premier Hotel, Ibadan, a structure that sits majestically on one of the many hills that dot the ancient city. Looking at a definitely confident boy – who was perhaps testing the water – so to say – with seeming trepidation is the event […]

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Serena pregnancy buzz: “Auntie Caro” Wozniacki, Andy Roddick, Rosie O’Donnel … take to social media to congratulate Serena on pregnancy news – Tola Adenle

April 20, 2017

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Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian  & Serena on a beach  – dailymail.co.uk Serena shows off her huge sparkler definitely would go with anything, including her sporty outfit,  and, without a shadow of doubt, elevates her branded footwear! TOLA. [Photo Credit: The Sun] Caroline Wozniacki ✔@CaroWozniacki “Auntie Caro” sounds pretty good to me Everyone around me getting pregnant! What […]

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Why a Lagos slum is producing Nigeria’s top football talent – bbc.com

April 17, 2017

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    Taribo West is just one of the many top footballers to come out of Ajegunle [Getty Images] Ajegunle is known for being one of Lagos’ toughest, most dangerous slums, but it also has another reputation – for producing some of Nigeria’s top footballers. So what’s the secret to its unlikely success? For a […]

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