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Tennis History made as Williams Sisters play Aussie Singles Finals with Serena claiming Open Era most singles titles – Tola Adenle

January 28, 2017

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                     The joy of two loving sisters This Cup’s for Us! [Credit: AP] It was their 9th  head to head grand slam final, and with an intimidating 20-0 score line in Grand Slam Finals, a 15-11 head to head lead over big sister, Venus, a supreme confidence […]

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Tennis: Singles finals bring excitement more than shaking things up from Down Under – Tola Adenle

January 28, 2017

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Just when tennis seems to be losing the type of excitement that always awaited Singles finals come along a pair of ultimate dream pairings this weekend in Melbourne. None of these greats is spring chicken: they’ve been around – no, not tennis courts but here on earth – for a total of a hundred and […]

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Milestone: “Down on one knee/He said 4 words/And …” Serena said Yes! Love in the air for tennis Queen

December 29, 2016

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    Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38464603 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2016. 9:50 p.m. [GMT]

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Spunky Cibulkova stuns Kerber to win women’s year-ending tennis crown at Singapore – Tola Adenle

October 30, 2016

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28 year-old World Number 8, and Tournament ranked #7, Dominika Cibulkova shook off her Round Robin three-setter loss to World & Tournament-ranked #1, Angelique Kerber to pull off the greatest win of her career at her maiden appearance at the WTA Championship at Singapore on Sunday. In a 6-3, 6-4 match that lasted a mere […]

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2016 Olympics (4): van Niekerk, a new African track star; Nigerian athletes crowd-funded Olympic trips while Govt. subsidizes Hajj; + wonderful stories & images – Tọla Adenle

August 24, 2016

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South Africa’s golden ‘boy’, Wade van Niekerk on the run in the 400 m final, as he races to an Olympic and new World Record in the 400 meter in 43.03 secs to erase America’s Michael Johnson’s record that had stood for 17 years! Is this a 200m-run or what? van Nierkerk turns the 300m […]

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2016 Olympics (3):$395,000 gift to Nigeria’s U-23 no longer hijacked by officials! – Tola Adenle

August 21, 2016

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Letter from Nigeria’s Charge d’Affaires in Japan specifying the recipients of the donation  [Credit: Sahara Reporters]     Despite the agony and discomfort that the Nigerian team went through which saw them at the Rio Olympics the same day they played their first match – all because Nigerian government officials did not pay the airlines nor […]

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2016 Olympics (2): Stanford’s dominant swimming program sends Simone & Lia, two AfrAmerican females to gold – a first, and a silver at Rio Olympics – Tọla Adenle

August 13, 2016

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Sick jokes like – blacks can never master swimming; blacks would sink to the bottom of pools … if they try to swim … blacks cannot float … are now bound for the dumpster of America’s racist past and, to quite some extent, its present.   Stanford Cardinals Lia & Simone at an NCAA Meet […]

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2016 Olympics (1): It’s another Olympics quadrennial … Mary-Lou Retton reincarnates in more-daring and as lovable Simone Biles – Tola Adenle

August 4, 2016

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  All 4’8″, Simone Biles, all dressed up: A gymnast’s dazzling smile to match the outfit and a gold medal. Rio’s gold? Simone’s set to give her best! Already a megastar: Simone excites her Houston hometown Astros’ home crowd for the 4th of July game as the ceremonial first pitcher, a position reserved for celebrities […]

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Wimbledon: She did it, and on tennis’ most hallowed ground ! – Tola Adenle

July 9, 2016

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  Google Images     Serena’s most ardent fans always knew that this day would come but did not know when “this day” would be. And what better place than at Wimbledon, the stage of her last triumph at slams, the place that has always shown the form of tennis that she and older sister, […]

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The BBC obliges Ali’s millions of fans around the world to enjoy the spectacle of thousands lining route of final journey home in Louisville – Tola Adenle

June 10, 2016

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For hours this Friday, Muslims’ holy day during the Faith’s Holy month of Ramadan, the BBC – surprisingly more than any American television station – carried uninterrupted live broadcast of the cortege of Ali’s funeral procession as it passed through the streets of Louisville, Kentucky, the city that earned him the “Louisville Lip” sobriquet. After […]

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