Friday, September 21, 2018

Tag "tennis"

    Venus Williams sued for car crash that killed elderly man

Venus Williams sued for car crash that killed elderly man

Tennis superstar Venus Williams has been sued for wrongful death over a car crash which sent an elderly man to the ICU, where he died two weeks later.According to TMZ, Williams flouted several traffic laws as she sped through an intersection and caused the crash on June 9.Linda, wife of late Jeroma Barson who was driving, told police she was [...]

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    Quadri wary of Egyptian players ahead of ITTF Africa Cup

Quadri wary of Egyptian players ahead of ITTF Africa Cup

Africa’s highest ranked player Aruna Quadri says Egyptian players will pose the biggest challenge to him at the 2017 ITTF Africa Cup in Agadir, Morocco.Quadri says he will have to work hard to overcome Egypt's representatives at the ITTF Africa Cup."I think all the Egyptian players are threats to my ambition in Morocco and I am going to look forward to [...]

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    Serena Williams does nude pregnancy shoot for Vanity Fair

Serena Williams does nude pregnancy shoot for Vanity Fair

Pregnant Serena Williams has posed naked for August edition of Vanity Fair.The tennis champ showed off her blooming baby bump with just a simple chain covering her modesty. [...]

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    My goal is to be the best in tennis, says 14-year-old Marylove Edwards

My goal is to be the best in tennis, says 14-year-old Marylove Edwards

Nigeria's young tennis prodigy Marylove Edwards has revealed that her goal is to be the best in her chosen profession.The 14-year-old defied logic with her unprecedented achievement for a junior category player at the just concluded Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) senior championship in Lagos.She was in the championship as a wildcard and was not expected to be among the [...]

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    ITTF lists Nigeria Open, confirms date for tournament

ITTF lists Nigeria Open, confirms date for tournament

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has included Nigeria Open in its Challenge Series calendar.The international tennis body has also confirmed the date for the championships holding at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.Nigeria Open remains the highest prize-money tournament among the ITTF Challenge Series with a purse of $46,000.Algeria’s Mounir Bessah has been named as the competition [...]

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    Quadri to fly Nigeria’s flag at Ultimate Table Tennis League

Quadri to fly Nigeria’s flag at Ultimate Table Tennis League

Aruna Quadri is the only Nigerian listed among 24 foreign players that will participate in the maiden edition of the Ultimate Table Tennis League in Chennai, India.Quadri, in spite of his second round exit at the just concluded ITTF World Championships in Düsseldorf, Germany, rose two spots up from 37 to 35 in the latest ITTF ranking released on Thursday.The [...]

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    ITTF World Championship: Nigeria, Egypt make seeding list in doubles events

ITTF World Championship: Nigeria, Egypt make seeding list in doubles events

Nigeria and Egypt have been included in the seeding list of doubles event of the 2017 ITTF World Championships holding in Dusseldorf, Germany.In the 32 pairs seeded in the men’s doubles, Nigeria’s duo of Aruna Quadri and Olajide Omotayo are the Africa’s highest ranked men’s doubles occupying 22 while Egypt’s El-Sayed Lashin and Ahmed Saleh are seeded 26th.In the women’s [...]

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    Oshonaike, Hanffou link up again for ITTF World Championships

Oshonaike, Hanffou link up again for ITTF World Championships

African women champion, Olufunke Oshonaike, will partner Cameroon’s Sarah Hanffou in the doubles event of the 2017 ITTF World Championships holding in Dusseldorf, Germany.According to the rules of ITTF, players from different countries are allowed to pair themselves in the doubles and mixed double events of the global tournament.Oshonaike and Hanffou have been partners before at the 2015 edition of [...]

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    Serena Williams reveals she announced her pregnancy by accident

Serena Williams reveals she announced her pregnancy by accident

Serena Williams has revealed that she "accidentally" made her pregnancy public.The world number one learned she was expecting a baby two weeks before the Australian Open in January.Williams had last week posted a picture on Snapchat showing off a small baby bump with the caption “20 weeks”.She took down the post shortly afterwards. The news was eventually confirmed by her [...]

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    INTERVIEW: Young table tennis players at risk of dumping the sport, says Oshodi

INTERVIEW: Young table tennis players at risk of dumping the sport, says Oshodi

Wahid Oshodi, president of Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF), is passionate about youth development. His interest in the sport and the youths in particular, has seen him sponsor series of junior programmes for table tennis players across the country.Against the backdrop of Nigeria's absence at the ITTF African Junior Championships, Oshodi says that sustained funding is required to support the development of [...]

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    Serena Williams hints she’s 20 weeks pregnant

Serena Williams hints she’s 20 weeks pregnant

Tennis superstar Serena Williams has announced that she is expecting her first child.Williams made the announcement on Snapchat on Wednesday by posting an image of herself in a yellow bikini with the caption “20 weeks”. [...]

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    Quadri, Oshonaike lead Nigeria to ITTF World Championships

Quadri, Oshonaike lead Nigeria to ITTF World Championships

The Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) has named a strong team for the ITTF World Championships holding in Dusseldorf, Germany, from May 29 to June 5.Africa’s highest ranked player, Aruna Quadri, and seven-time Olympian Segun Toriola will lead the men’s team while African champion, Olufunke Oshonaike, will head the women’s team.Italy-based Olajide Omotayo will be making his debut at the [...]

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    ITTF African Junior Championship: Players beg Dalung to resolve funding issue

ITTF African Junior Championship: Players beg Dalung to resolve funding issue

Nigerian representatives for the ITTF African Junior Championships have appealed to sports minister, Solomon Dalung, to intervene in the issue of funding for the games.The tournament is holding in Tunis, Tunisia, from April 9 to 15 but the players are uncertain over their attendance as funding and logistics are yet to be settled.But Nneka Anibeze, SA media to the minister of [...]

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    Funding threatens Nigeria’s participation in ITTF African junior championship

Funding threatens Nigeria’s participation in ITTF African junior championship

There are strong indications that the Nigerian team may not make it to the 2017 ITTF African Junior Championship over a paucity of funds.The ministry of youth and sports, TheCable learned, has approved funds for the trip but its late release may hinder the Nigerian contingent's trip.With less than five days to the tournament which begins April 9 in Tunis, the [...]

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    Nigeria-born Italian, Oyebode, shines at ITTF Junior Open

Nigeria-born Italian, Oyebode, shines at ITTF Junior Open

Nigerian-born Italian, John Oyebode, was in superb form at the just concluded 2017 ITTF Italian Junior and Cadet Open in Lignano.The 15-year-old claimed two gold medals in the cadet event of the championship.Oyebode partnered Matteo Gualdi to beat Czech Republic’s Simon Belik and Tomas Martinko 11-9, 9-11, 15-17, 11-9, 11-8 to win gold in the cadet boys doubles.He also paired [...]

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    Oshonaike to inspire table tennis players through training clinic

Oshonaike to inspire table tennis players through training clinic

Olufunke Oshonaike, the most successful female table tennis player in Africa, is set to organise a clinic for young Nigerian players.According to Oshonaike, the essence of the 10-day camping exercise is to inspire and motivate the players to be passionately committed to the sport."I love table tennis and the sport has given me all I need in life. Apart from [...]

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