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Rio Olympics: D’Tigers defeated by Argentina in first match

Nigeria’s D’Tigers suffered a poor start from dunk off to lose 94-66 on Sunday in their first game at the Rio 2016 Olympics men’s basketball encounter. Argentina took an 11 points lead with Nigeria yet to hit one, before the African champions managed to find the net and ended the first

D’Tigers beat Argentina in Rio preparation

Nigeria’s senior basketball team on Monday in the United States defeated their Argentine counterpart 96-92 in a Rio 2016 Olympics preparation game. The friendly was played in Las Vegas. The first week the African champions converged in Los Angeles, they moved to China for the Stankovic Cup. Nigeria beat China, lost to Argentina

Argentina beg Messi not to quit

Argentines begged Lionel Messi on Monday not to quit the national team after its traumatic Copa America defeat, but his friends said the country has mistreated its greatest footballing asset. The Barcelona superstar left the field in tears after missing a spot-kick in the Copa America Centenario final shootout against Chile

Messi retires from int’l football after Argentina’s fourth failure

Lionel Messi sensationally announced his retirement from international football on Sunday after Argentina crashed to an upset defeat against Chile in the final of the Copa America. The heartbroken Barcelona superstar was distraught after missing a spot-kick as Chile snatched victory in a penalty shoot-out -- Messi's fourth straight defeat in

Messi ready for crowning glory in Copa final

Lionel Messi will bid to gild his legacy as the greatest footballer of his generation here Sunday by ending Argentina's 23-year wait for a major title in a dream final against holders Chile in the Copa America Centenario. For Messi's many millions of admirers, the five-time world footballer of the year

Maradona tells Argentina ‘don’t come back’ without Copa

Argentina football legend Diego Maradona told his national team not to bother coming back home if they don't win the Copa America Centenario on Sunday. "We will certainly win on Sunday... and if we don't win, they shouldn't come back," Maradona, 55, told Argentina television channel C5N. The retired star was interviewed

No decision yet on Messi for Copa opener – Martino

Argentina coach Gerardo Martino said Sunday no decision has been taken on Lionel Messi's fitness for his team's Copa America Centenario opener against Chile. Messi, who arrived in California on Friday after giving evidence at his tax fraud trial last week, is struggling with a back injury sustained during Argentina's 1-0

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