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The seven sporting events that caught our attention last week

The seven sporting events that caught our attention last week

Falcons qualify for 10th Nations Cup

Nigeria’s Super Falcons are through to the 10th Africa Women’s Cup of after beating Senegal 2-0 in Abuja last Tuesday.

The African champions sealed their place in Cameroon 2016 with a 3-1 aggregate score line having played out a 1-1 draw in the first leg.

The goals came from Rita Chikwelu in the 36th minute and Osarenoma Igbinovia in the 46th minute.

Bryant plays his last NBA game

Kobe Bryant can be called one of the greatest ever players in the history of basketball and he played his last NBA game and ended up scoring 60 points.

Bryant, a 20-year veteran of the NBA put on show the array of skills and moves that made him a household name in a 101-96 Lakers’ victory over the Utah Jazz. He won five NBA titles plus an Olympic gold medal. But it is now bye-bye to one of the best ever.

Nadal wins Masters 1000 event after two years

 

Rafael Nadal created many records on Sunday as he made it 100 ATP Tour finals when he beat Andy Murray to qualify for the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters. He went further to win a first Masters 1000 event in two years and a ninth title on the Monte Carlo clay whilst also equaling Novak Djokovic’s haul of 28 Masters titles.

Nadal, otherwise known as the king of clay, beat Stan Wawrinka in the quarter finals to show that he is almost back to his best even though his cause was helped by the fact that Djokovic was dumped out in the second round. Can he now go on to win a 10th French Open title?

Warriors smash Bulls’ NBA record

Golden State Warriors surpassed Chicago Bulls’ NBA regular season record set 20 years ago with a 73rd win in the regular season by defeating the Memphis Grizzlies 125-104 on Wednesday.

The star of the franchise, Stephen Curry, also became the first player to make 400 three-pointers in a regular term. The defending NBA champions go into the playoffs as almost nailed on bets to retain the title.

Curry afterwards wrote on Instagram, “Tonight was special. #73. We did something that has never been done in the History of the league. Together. So proud of this squad…now the real journey begins. Let’s get it! #LockIn #Dubnation.”

Messi scores 500th career goal

Lionel Messi scored his 500th career goal for Barcelona on Sunday but it was a meaningless record as the Nou Camp side fell to a fourth consecutive defeat in all competitions.

Messi before the goal had suffered the longest goal drought in his career as he went 515 minutes without a league goal for the first time in his career. Barcelona now clearly have a crisis of confidence with five matches left in the season, tied on points with Athletico and Real Madrid just one point behind.

Mercedes and Rosberg look good again

Nico Rosberg drove like a champion once again as he claimed a third consecutive win in the Formula 1 season in China. However, the defending champion and Mercedes teammate, Lewis Hamilton, came seventh, in what has become a dismal title defence.

Hamilton was penalized for a broken gear box and started at the back of the grid and also suffered a broken front wing on lap one and did five pit stops.

 

Oliseh gets FIFA appointment

Oliseh gets FIFA appointment

Former Super Eagles Coach, Sunday Oliseh has been appointed into the new FIFA technical committee. Oliseh managed the Nigerian national team for seven months before he re...

Serena Williams Grinds out Victory in Indian Wells Return

Serena Williams Grinds out Victory in Indian Wells Return

Beth Harris, ASSOCIATED PRESS

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Serena Williams was a mess playing her first match at Indian Wells in 14 years. Her game was erratic and her emot...

FIFA accepts Appeals Committee’s majority decision, upholds Pinnick’s election

FIFA accepts Appeals Committee’s majority decision, upholds Pinnick’s election

by Christian Okpara

WORLD football governing body, FIFA, Tuesday accepted the majority decision of the Nig...

Africa Cup of Nations: Ghana, Cameroun Cruise, Ivory Coast Crash

Africa Cup of Nations: Ghana, Cameroun Cruise, Ivory Coast Crash

The Black Stars of Ghana won their first home match in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers by beati...

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