Tag Archive | Nigeria

USA Women’s Basketball defeats Nigeria, 81-72

When you’re chasing history, nothing comes easy. But the U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team (1-0) knew that coming into Tuesday’s opening contest at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Having already had to wait a year when the Games were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the veteran-led U.S. team wasn’t going to let an early deficit […]

USA Women’s National Basketball Team defeats Nigeria, 93- 62

Showing a crisper offense and stellar defense, the U.S. used an early 14-0 run to take control against Nigeria en route to a 93-62 victory at Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay, which gave the Americans a 1-2 record during its six-day stay in Las Vegas. The victory will help make for a happy flight […]

Washington Spirit stars O’Hara and Sonnett Named to USWNT Roster for Tokyo Olympics

U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Vlatko Andonovski has named Spirit defenders Kelley O’Hara and Emily Sonnett to the roster for the Tokyo Olympic Games.  The team will play two games against Mexico prior to leaving for Tokyo. Both matches will be played in Hartford, CT with the first being on July 1 (7 p.m. […]

Washington Spirit stars O’Hara, Sonnett, Sullivan Named to USWNT Summer Series Roster

U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Head Coach Vlatko Andonovski has named Washington Spirit midfielder Andi Sullivan and defenders Kelley O’Hara and Emily Sonnett to the roster for the team’s upcoming Summer Series from June 10-16.  The USWNT will face Portugal, Nigeria and Jamaica in the final three games before Andonovski names the 18-player Olympic Roster. […]

Washington Spirit Forward Mariana Speckmaier Named to Venezuela National Team

Venezuela Women’s National Soccer Team Head Coach Pamela Conti has named Spirit forward Mariana Speckmaier to the roster for the Basque Country International Women’s Cup. Other teams in the tournament include Basque Country, Argentina, and Nigeria.  Venezuela will play Basque Country on Thursday, April 8 at 3:00 p.m. ET. The winner of that game will play the […]

Smith-Vlasov WBO World Title Bout Rescheduled for April 10 in Tulsa, Oklahoma

If at first you can’t fight, try again. Joe “The Beast” Smith Jr. and Maxim Vlasov are headed to the Sooner State to fight for the vacant WBO light heavyweight world title Saturday, April 10 at Osage Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They were originally scheduled to fight Feb. 13, but Vlasov tested positive for COVID-19 […]

U.S. Men’s Olympic Basketball Draw And Preliminary Round Schedule Announced

FIBA (International Basketball Federation) conducted the draw for the Tokyo Olympics Men’s Basketball competition virtually Tuesday from its headquarters in Mies, Switzerland, and the U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team has been drawn into Group A alongside 2019 FIBA World Cup bronze medalist France, 2017 Asia Cup runner-up Iran, and the winner of the FIBA Olympic […]