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SPORTS: Naomi Osaka makes tennis history as she wins Japan’s first tennis Singles Grand Slam – Tola Adenle

September 8, 2018

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At the Billie Jean Tennis Center in New York on Saturday, Osaka outplayed her idol to win the 2018 Women’s Singles, earning the land of her birth its first Women’s Tennis Singles.,. Naomi started the match swinging, racing to a 5-1 lead before Serena’s second game win could not slow her challenger down, the set […]

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2018 African Senior Athletics Championships: African athletes come face to face with Nigeria’s ineptitude & typical chaos at Lagos in flight cancellations, airport sleep-overs … Tola Adenle

August 3, 2018

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African Athletes stranded in Lagos – CNN I am a consumer of athletic events as I am of many sports, and the ongoing IAAF competitions in various cities: London, Berlin, Lausanne … have prevented a big void after the high of the World Cup (WC) in Russia. I look out for Nigerian sprinter, Ms. Amusan […]

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The farce of FIFA’s lottery-style draws produced five Nigeria/Argentina match-ups in six Super Eagles appearances … African teams as atmosphere at W/Cup tournaments – Tola Adenle

July 1, 2018

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“God is with Argentina and would not let us down”! [Lionnel Messi, after he – and his team – played a lackluster decider against Nigeria in the Group Stage but still won.] God is maker of all and a team’s ability PLUS other variables decide a winner but then, again FIFA is also A god […]

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USA: Àríkẹ́ Ògúnbọ̀wálé’s ‘Hail Mary’ 3-pointer wins NCAA Tournament for Notre Dame

April 2, 2018

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  Read the story through the link below. https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/ncaabk/notre-dame-beats-mississippi-state-on-last-second-shot/ar-AAvmgX2?ocid=spartanntp NOTE:  Thanks Bro. for sending this before I got to it. MONDAY, APRIL 02, 2018. 12:06 P.M. [GMT]  

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Winter Olympics: Ṣeun Adigun, PhD., leads Nigeria’s improbable bobsled team in quest of glory – Tola Adenle

February 10, 2018

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The four Nigerian-Americans: the bobsledding trio and Simisade Adeagbo (Skeleton) at the Games’ Opening Ceremony [Google Images] Thirty-one “breakout stars”  from around the world for the Pyeongchang Games are featured in a TIME magazine essay referenced below. A little down the listing are the improbable stories of a couple of young ladies from the African […]

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USA/Africa: Winter Olympics, here we come! Three Diasporan Africans will make history at 2018 Games – Tola Adenle

January 24, 2018

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  US Teenage speed skater, Maamey Biney, strutting her stuff ahead of other US competitors   While there will be a few other Africans during the forthcoming Winter Olympics in Seoul who qualified for the games, 17-year old Ghanaian-American, Maame Biney, may, perhaps, be the only possible medal contender but hei, Africa, a continent that […]

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Why do we let immigrants from ‘holes’ into our country? Because of people like Ngozi Anosike – Washington Post/Sally Jenkins

January 14, 2018

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  Ngozi Anosike as a [Tennessee U] “Lady Volunteer” player and her then coach, late Pat Summit during their team’s ’05 Final Four appearance [The Washington Post]   The Bible teaches that there are no real “shitholes,” of course, that the only things that defile us come from somebody’s mouth. But if that source isn’t […]

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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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