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Good News – Basketball-CAS rejects gamers’ save apart a query to to list Nigeria

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Good News – September 29, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike (30) is treated after suffering an injury against the Minnesota Lynx at some stage within the second half in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals at Staples Heart. Needed Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports actionsJuly 20 (Reuters) – The Court docket of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has rejected a save apart a query to by two females’s basketball gamers to list Nigeria at the Tokyo Olympics, after they weren’t chosen within the United States workers having completed for them at some stage in qualifying.Nneka Ogwumike and Elizabeth Williams, who play within the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), represented the U.S. workers at some stage in qualifying for the Tokyo Video games in September, 2019 and February, 2020.They requested an “distinctive swap” of their nationwide location, but basketball’s world governing physique FIBA declined and the pair went to sport’s top seemingly court docket.”FIBA acknowledges this day’s resolution of CAS to reject the save apart a query to for provisional measures filed by Ogwumike and Williams,” FIBA acknowledged in a assertion on Tuesday.It added that the gamers would must anticipate three years after their final game for the U.S. workers to be eligible to play at the Video games, as per guidelines plight out within the Olympic Charter.FIBA acknowledged the pair weren’t integrated within the listing of gamers submitted by the Nigeria Basketball Federation to the country’s Olympic committee for the Video games.Ogwumike, who performs for WNBA aspect Los Angeles Sparks, has helped the U.S. workers take hold of two gold medals within the World Cup whereas Williams represents Atlanta Dream and has three childhood world championships gold medals.Nigeria are plight to meet the U.S. in their first match at the Video games on July 27 earlier than playing France and hosts Japan.Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru, editing by Ed OsmondOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Tips.

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