Teguramori set to lead Japan in quest for elusive medal

Aug 3, 2016

Teguramori set to lead Japan in quest for elusive medal

Yuya Kubo is out and Musashi Suzuki is in and with that, the makeup of Makoto Teguramori’s Japan for the Rio Olympics is finally set. But is the team ready? That remains to be seen based on Saturday’s schooling at the hands of Brazil, ...

Team USA routs Nigeria in final Olympic tuneup

Aug 2, 2016

Team USA routs Nigeria in final Olympic tuneup

There were no bumps on this road to Rio. Next up for the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team is the trip to Brazil, where the Americans think they can play even better now that they’re done having to go place to place. “As a ...

Teguramori issues challenge to players before South Africa match

Jun 28, 2016

Teguramori issues challenge to players before South Africa match

Japan’s Rio Olympic coach Makoto Teguramori urged his team to give him a selection headache with one, final captivating home performance against South Africa on Wednesday. Ahead of Friday’s announcement of Japan’s 18 for the Summer Games, Teguramori said Tuesday he expects to see ...

Food, safety elude Nigerians who fled Boko Haram attack

Jun 17, 2016

Food, safety elude Nigerians who fled Boko Haram attack

Tens of thousands of Nigerians who fled a deadly Boko Haram attack are in “great distress,” with many lacking food and health care, Niger’s interior minister said during a visit to the displaced Thursday. Boko Haram attacked a military post in Bosso in Niger’s ...

Jun 8, 2016

Nigerian soccer icon Keshi dies at 54

Former Nigeria defender Stephen Keshi, who won the African Nations Cup as both a player and a coach, died of a suspected heart attack on Wednesday, the country’s soccer association has confirmed. The 54-year-old coached Nigeria to the Nations Cup title in South Africa ...

Boko Haram raids in Niger force 50,000 to flee: UNHCR

Jun 8, 2016

Boko Haram raids in Niger force 50,000 to flee: UNHCR

More than 50,000 people have been forced to flee their homes in southeastern Niger after a series of attacks by Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, the United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday. Attacks by the Nigeria-based fighters on Friday, Sunday and Monday on the ...