Fan voting begins today for Seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by Kaiser Permanente
NEW YORK – Fan voting for the 2017-18 Seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by Kaiser Permanente will begin on social media today at 12 p.m. ET and conclude on Sunday, May 6 at 11:59 p.m. ET, the NBA announced today. Chosen by fans and an NBA executive panel, the seasonlong winner will be announced at the 2018 NBA Awards presented by Kia on Monday, June 25 (9 p.m. ET, TNT) from historic Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif.
Host Liberia and Cote d’Ivoire eased into the semis of the ongoing WAFU ‘A’ U-20 tournament after convincing wins in the ultimate Group A matches on Saturday.
Liberia beat Sierra Leone 5-1 at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium whilst Cote d’Ivoire edged Guinea Bissau 4-0 at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Stadium at the both in Monrovia. The Ivorians topped the group with nine points, Liberia on six, with Sierra Leone and Guinea Bissau in that order on three and zero point respectively.
NEW YORK – National Basketball Players Association Executive Director Michele Roberts and National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver issued the following statement today:
“The NBA and the NBPA thank Secretary Rice and the members of the Commission on College Basketball for their commitment to address the issues facing men’s college basketball. We support NCAA policy and enforcement reforms that will better safeguard the well-being of players while imposing greater accountability on representatives and programs that fail to uphold the values of the game.
Perform to manage league’s official websites in more than 15 international markets
NEW YORK – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Perform Media, a leading digital sports content and media group, today announced a multiyear partnership that will see Perform manage the league’s official websites in more than 15 international markets, including Argentina, Australia, Canada, India, Japan, Mexico and Spain.
After three days (April 26-28) of intense discussion and exchange of ideas, the FINA World Water Polo Conference concluded today in Budapest (HUN). The Magyar rendezvous gathered representatives of over 100 National Federations, who had the opportunity to share their vision, experience and proposals for the future development of the oldest team sport in the Olympic programme.
As kick-off at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ edges closer every day, we at FIFA.com thought we would whet your appetite for the action.
With some outstanding games in store across June and July, we are going to focus in on highlights from some of the most memorable encounters from four years ago.
We were treated to excitement, drama, and an avalanche of goals at Brazil 2014, so what better way to get your imagination flowing for what may be around the corner this time!
Egypt beat Angola 3-2 on Sunday in Cairo to complete a double and claim the sole continental ticket to the Youth Olympics Futsal tournament scheduled for 7-18 October 2018 on Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Junior Pharaohs 6-2 winners from the first leg away in Luanda qualified 9-4 on aggregate.
The Friends of Boxing (FOB) have commended Isaac Dogboe for knock outing Mexican Jessie Magdaleno and winning the World Boxing Organisation Junior Featherweight title in style on Saturday April 28, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA.
Till this day, Tuesday, 27 April 1993 remains the darkest moment in the history of Zambian football and one that shocked the entire football world.
Such a painful memory when the plane carrying the Zambian team for a World Cup qualifier against Senegal crashed off the coast of Libreville, Gabon, killing all 30 persons on board, can never be forgotten so easily especially as the 18 players who died constituted probably the best team in the history of Zambian football.
Tanzania were crowned champions of the CECAFA U-17 Championship after beating Somalia 2-0 in the final on Sunday (29 April 2018) at the Gitega Stadium in Gitega, over 60-kilometres from the Burundian capital, Bujumbura.
Goals from Edson Jeremiah and Jaffar Mtoo were enough for the ‘Serengeti Boys’ to end the fairytale story of the Somalis in the final watched by CAF President Ahmad.
Zambian football was omitting an indescribable buzz in April 1993. It was the circumstance of a half-decade in which the Zambian game had shed its cape of anonymity and risen to prominence.
At the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Seoul 1988, a Kalusha Bwalya hat-trick had propelled them to a 4-0 thumping of an Italy side including Ciro Ferrera, Luigi de Agostini and Andrea Carnevale en route to topping Group B. That same year that same player had beaten the likes of Roger Milla, Rabah Madjer and George Weah to become the first Zambian to be crowned the African Footballer of the Year.
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On 1 May, the FIFA World Cup Original Trophy will return to Russia, the host country of the upcoming 21st FIFA World Cup™. There it will visit nine remaining cities: Vladivostok, Novosibirsk, Ekaterinburg, Samara, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg and Moscow, making it the longest host country tour in history. The return of the Trophy to Russia heralds the beginning of final preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and will mark the 45-days-to-go milestone to the planet’s premier football event.
This week, as part of its activities to expand its digital presence in China, FIFA is opening an official FIFA WeChat account and a microsite in Mandarin, FIFAofficial.cn, as well as launching a special online campaign, FIFA World Cup Wish. The aim of these activations is for FIFA to deepen its online connection with Chinese fans and create new ways of engaging with them.
Monday, 30th April 2018 – Lausanne, Switzerland: Following the review of the International Boxing Association’s Corrective Action Repot (CAR), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) concluded that all non-conformities based on the CAR have been addressed appropriately by AIBA.
With a new leadership in place, AIBA has been working hard in bringing positive change and further improvements to its anti-doping system. After outsourcing the management of its anti-doping programme, AIBA is pleased to confirm that it will join the Independent Testing Authority as soon as it is up and running, with an anticipated date of June 2018.
Ghana’s Isaac Dogboe aka The Royal Storm made Ghana and Africa proud by knock outing Mexico’s Jessie Magdaleno in Round 11to win the World Boxing Orgnisation WBO Super Bantamweight title in Philadelphia, the United States of America (USA) on Saturday, April 28, 2018.
Sports and Recreation Minister Tokozile Xasa believes that Caster Semenya is being targeted by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for her continued success on the track.
Semenya made history at the recent Commonwealth Games held on Australia’s Gold Coast by winning gold medals in the 800m and 1 500m races, and setting a new 1 500m record of 4:00.71.
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The FIFA Referees Committee has selected 13 Referees, who will act solely as Video Assistant Referees (VARs) during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.
The hosts Malaysia beat Uganda by nine runs on the first day of the ICC World Cricket League Division 4 in Kuala Lumpar, where the top two teams will qualify for ICC World Cricket League Division 3.
In the day’s other matches Denmark secured an emphatic eight wicket win over Bermuda at the Royal Selangor Club and Jersey beat Vanuatu by seven wickets at UKM Cricket Oval.
The next event on the road to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 takes place in Malaysia as six teams compete for two qualification spots from ICC World Cricket League Division 4.
The road to India 2023 sees Bermuda, Denmark, Jersey, Malaysia, Uganda and Vanuatu all competing to climb the ladder to ICC World Cricket League Division 3. The event that begins on 29 April will see 18 matches played over an eight-day period in a packed schedule in Kuala Lumpar.
Photo Credit: HochZwei / Haspa Marathon Hamburg
Ethiopians world-class runners dominated the Haspa Marathon Hamburg, taking all three places on the podium: Solomon Deksisa won with 2:06:34, the third fastest time ever in Hamburg. Debutant Tadu Abate took second with 2:06:54 while Ayele Abshero was third in 2:07:19. Kenya’s Solomon Yego finished fourth with 2:07:37 while the 2012 Olympic Champion Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda, was fifth in 2:07:57.
Winner Gilbert Yegon: Photo credit: METRO Marathon Düsseldorf / Klaus-Dieter Weber
Volha Mazuronak produced the top performance at the METRO Marathon Düsseldorf as the Belorussian athlete ran a women's course record of 2:25:25. Mazuronak, the top European finisher in fifth place in the 2016 Olympic Marathon in Rio, dominated the race. The German runner Fabienne Amrhein was a surprise second placer, improving her best to 2:32:35. Her personal best was inside the team qualifying time for the European Championships in Berlin this summer. The Kenyan Rose Maru finished third in 2:33:55 with last year's women's champion Doroteia Peixoto Alves of Portugal fourth in 2:35:15.
DR Congo's Bismack Biyombo - @Photo courtesy : Fernando Medina, Orlando Magic
KINSHASA (FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 African Qualifiers) - Three games into the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 African Qualifiers, and the Democratic Republic of Congo are yet to win a game, but Bismack Biyombo believes they can turn things around sooner rather later.
55 Omar Tarek Oraby (EGY) - Egypt v Angola, 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 African Qualifiers, Luanda - Pavilhao Multiusos de Luanda(ANG), 1st Round, 25 November 2017
ALEXANDRIA (FIBA Basketball World 2019 African Qualifiers) - Omar Tarek Oraby is one of those players who believe that playing at a FIBA Basketball World Cup can be a life-changing opportunity.
The CAF Referees Committee on 28 April 2018, has confirmed the recommendation of the CAF Disciplinary Board to ban Nigeria referee Joseph Ogabor from any official mission for one year for attempted match manipulation with respect to the Total CAF Confederation Cup 1/16th round first leg between Plateau United (Nigeria) and USM Alger (Algeria) played on 7 April 2018 in Lagos.
Former Asante Kotoko star midfielder, Daniel Nii Adjei has expressed his joy for being nominated for the SWAG Footballer of the Year 2017.
The player who moved from TP Mazembe of DR Congo to Wydad Athletic Club Casablanca in Morocco this year after a successful experience with the Congo club said if he plays in Africa and he is contesting Europe based players, then he should be content and confident of winning.