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UCL: Lampard hopeful Chelsea underdogs can bite Bayern again

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has faith the Blues can again shock Bayern Munich in the Champions League despite their faltering form of late in...

Hearts of Oak striker Joseph Esso set for move to Slovakia

​Ghana Premier League side Hearts of Oak are facing the possibility of losing striker Joseph Esso who is on the verge of joining a...

Nadal feels at home in Acapulco as he returns to action

Rafa Nadal says the Mexican Open in Acapulco feels “a little bit like home” as the Spaniard returns to action on Tuesday for the...

Kwara beats Bauchi to win 2020 Ramat Cup

Kwara State has won the 37th edition of the U-16 Ramat Football Competition, which was concluded at the weekend at the Sani Abacha Stadium,...

CONFIRMED: Inter v Ludogorets to be played behind closed doors after coronavirus scare

The UEFA Europa League tie between hosts Inter Milan and Ludogorets at the San Siro Stadium will be played behind closed doors UEFA has...

Messi and Lewandowski must improve – Champions League in Opta numbers

Lionel Messi will hope to better a barren record on Italian soil when Barcelona visit Napoli in the last 16 of the Champions League...

Dr. Kwame Kyei warns Kotoko players

Asante Kotoko’s dismal form in the Ghana Premier League was enough to host an emergence meeting between the hierarchy and players. The catalyst for the...

Rumour Has It: Sancho may stay at Borussia Dortmund beyond this season

Perhaps Jadon Sancho will remain at Borussia Dortmund beyond this season. Sancho, 19, has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League after...

Breaking: Ex-Golden Eaglets coach, Kabiru Baleria dead

Former Golden Eaglets Assistant coach, Kabiru Baleria is dead. The sad news of his demise frittered in from Kano on Tuesday after a brief illness. The...

Coronavirus forces fan ban at Italian football games

Upcoming matches in Italian Serie A and the Europa League will be played behind closed doors to combat the spread of coronavirus, the Italian...

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta urged to drop Nicolas Pepe

Arsenal record signing Nicolas Pepe should be dropped by manager Mikel Arteta for the crunch Europa League clash with Olympiakos on Thursday night. According to...

🇪🇬 Farcical scenes as Zamalek fail to turn up for Cairo Derby

Zamalek president Mortada Mansour was not bluffing when he threatened to withdraw his team from Cairo Derby over what he termed as unfair sanctions...

Liverpool fight back against West Ham to win five-goal thriller

Runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool had to come from behind — and needed some help from two goalkeeping blunders - to beat lowly...

Pitso on Al Ahly mission: You must be smart with the fouls

Mamelodi Sundowns is in Cairo and the big mission is the CAF Champions League quarter-final battle against the mighty Al Ahly. Sundowns’ go first as...

NBA reviewing Mavs protest, Cuban outburst over officiating

Any NBA discipline of Mavericks owner Mark Cuban for his criticism of the league after a loss to Atlanta is reportedly on hold pending...

Taekwondo hails the Ministry of youth and sports for support

During the qualifying series, Elizabeth Anyanacho successfully secured a ticket for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics games.   The 2008 Olympics bronze medalist also expressed sadness as...

‘Gypsy King’ Tyson Fury prepares for hero’s return

Tyson Fury will return to Britain hailed as a hero after his demolition of Deontay Wilder completed a remarkable redemption story as anticipation grows...

Allswell Bassey Wins WAF National Scrabble Tournament, As Akwa Ibom Tops Scrabble League After Match Day 1

FAVOUR ITUA National Under 11 Winifred Awosika Scrabble Tournament for Schools came with good fortune for Akwa Ibom Children as 10 year-old Allswell...

Chelsea must maintain composure against Bayern – Jorginho

Chelsea must be aggressive all over the pitch when they host Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie...

Nedbank Cup confirms exciting exciting final eight draw

We're in the Nedbank Cup Ke Yona final eight and very few of us what have expected Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates to be...

Investigators seek motive after car rammed into German carnival parade

VOLKMARSEN, Germany Investigators were hoping on Tuesday to question a 29-year-old man suspected of ploughing a silver Mercedes car into a carnival parade in...

Oyo Unity Cup an Innovative Concept from the Minister of Sports – Joseph Yobo

The newly appointed assistant coach of the Super Eagles Joseph Yobo has commended the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, for...

FIAN Commiserate and Protests the Death of Tiamiyu Kazeem

The Football Intermediaries Association of Nigeria (FIAN), commiserates with the Family, Management of Remo Stars FC. and Football Fraternity over death of *Tiamiyu Kazeem;*...

Toni Kroos talked with Man United and Liverpool before making Madrid move

Germany midfielder Toni Kroos has opened up on how he was close to joining the English Premier League in the summer of 2014. Kroos who...

At Unity Cup final, Yobo commends Dare’s grassroots development efforts

Super Eagles’ New Assistant Coach, Joseph Yobo has commended the Youth and Sports Development Minister, Sunday Dare for developing a plan for the discovery of...

Tennis legend Oshonaike reveals her next move after quitting the game

The German based table tennis star, has been representing Nigeria since she was 17 years old and has featured in six Olympics games and...

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FCAAN appoints Sunju-Abbey as regional coordinator

The Football Coaches Association of Africa Nations (FCAAN) has appointed respected football technocrat Eldred Sunju-Abbey as the body’s South-South regional coordinator. Sunju-Abbey who is currently...

Juve fans have ‘every right’ to travel to France, says Sarri amid coronavirus fears

Maurizio Sarri says Juventus fans have "every right" to travel to France for the Champions League clash against Lyon on Wednesday amid the coronavirus...

Maybe he’s right – Guardiola accepts Muller claim he overthinks in Champions League

Pep Guardiola accepts there may be some truth to Thomas Muller's recent suggestion the Manchester City coach overthinks the opposition in the Champions League,...

Van Dijk praises Liverpool’s mental strength

Virgil van Dijk says Liverpool’s ability to stay calm under pressure is the key to their astonishing Premier League title charge after they came...

Sports Minister hails Taekwondo, Table Tennis Qualifiers

Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare has applauded Elizabeth Anyanacho, who is the first Nigerian female to qualify for Taekwondo in...

Stay away from sex and give me good football!-Becali

  Owner of Bucharest club FCSB, Gigi Becali has cited his player’s extreme love for sex as reason for the poor performance of the club. The...

Sterling fit to face Real Madrid as Guardiola laments loss of Hazard for Champions League tie

Raheem Sterling is fit to face Real Madrid on Wednesday, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed. England star Sterling has missed City's past two...

Minister Congratulates Nigeria’s first female to Qualify for Taekwondo After 16 Years

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare has applauded Elizabeth Anyanacho, who is the first female to qualify for Taekwondo...

Aruna, Omotayo, Edem win first games at ITTF Africa Top 16 Cup

Highest-ranked African player Quadri Aruna, Olajide Omotayo and Offiong Edem on Monday all won their first games at the ongoing International Table Tennis Federation...

EKOFOOTBALL FESTIVAL TEAM TO PLAY BURUJ SPORTS ACADEMY IN A FRIENDLY GAME ON WEDNESDAY 26TH FEBRUARY BY 7AM

“For preparation for the forthcoming 2020 National Sports Festival scheduled for Edo State in March and Buruj Sports Academy participation in another international tourneys.” After...

KWARA FA SYMPATHIZES WITH REMO STARS

The Kwara State Football Association has extended its condolences to Nigeria National League club, Remo Stars FC following the death of one of its...

🏥 West Ham’s January signing Soucek out for three weeks

West Ham United's January signing Tomas Soucek is set to be on the sidelines for three weeks after suffering a hip injury in Liverpool's...

Confirmed line-ups: Lewandowski, Gnabry start for Munich against Chelsea

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard will be in charge for the first time in the Champions League knock-out match when they host Bayern Munich...

TEAM NEWS: Griezmann, Messi to lead Barcelona’s attack against Napoli

Spanish giants Barcelona will be away to Napoli in the first leg of their last 16 tie in the Champions League.  Livescore: Napoli vs Barcelona Napoli...

Zimbabwe FA confirm CAF’s decision to move home games outside Zim

Zimbabwe's Warriors have been delt a blow to play international games outside the nation's boarders. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) previously warned the Zimbabwe...

Nedbank Cup confirms exciting exciting final eight draw

We're in the Nedbank Cup Ke Yona final eight and very few of us what have expected Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates to be...

Featuring in Arsenal first team is a dream come true – Saka

Bukayo Saka has revealed he never thought he could make it to the Arsenal first team, adding that it was a dream come true...

Ronaldo still among the best, but Lyon have no plans to stop him – Garcia

Rudi Garcia says Cristiano Ronaldo is still among the best players on the planet but the Lyon boss has no plans in place to...

🇳🇬 AFCON Qualifier: Super Eagles keeper Ezenwa ready for Sierra Leone test

Nigeria goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa says he is ready to face Sierra Leone in next month's AFCON qualifier match. Super Eagles will take on Sierra Leone...

Corona Virus: Moses, Inter Milan teammates To Play Europa League Behind Closed Doors

Italian authorities have directed that the Europa League clash involving Seria A side Inter Milan and visiting Ludogorets will now be played behind closed...

13-yr-old wonder-kid dreams Manchester United

Manchester United target, Daniel Akinleye, has admitted it is his dream to play at Old Trafford. The 13-year-old forward models his game around Romelu Lukaku...

Bad news for Real Madrid over Hazard injury

Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane, is unsure whether injured forward Eden Hazard will play again this season, reports BBC Sport. The 29 year old who...

Policemen harassed my son frequently– says mother of slain Remo Stars footballer

The Inspector General of Police (IG) Mohammed Adamu on Tuesday disbanded the Zonal Intervention Squad (ZIS) following the death of Remo Stars Football Club...

Sadio Mane is a dangerous player – Snodgrass

Robert Snodgrass has described Senegalese star, Sadio Mane as a dangerous player. Liverpool‘s Premier League victory over West Ham was, for the most part, too...

NFF set to announce Falconets coach

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Technical Committee headed by Ahmed Fresh Yusuf will today meet to appoint head and assistant coaches for the National...

Juve president drops strong hint over Guardiola’s future

Juventus president, Andrea Agnelli, has admitted it would be a lie to say that his club did not entertain the thought about bringing Pep...

Kluivert seeks to bring PSG star back to Barcelona

Barcelona youth chief, Patrick Kluivert, is making a move to re-sign Kays Ruiz from PSG. The 17 year-old midfielder quit La Masia five years ago...

Football

FCAAN appoints Sunju-Abbey as regional coordinator

The Football Coaches Association of Africa Nations (FCAAN) has appointed respected football technocrat Eldred Sunju-Abbey as the body’s South-South regional coordinator. Sunju-Abbey who is currently...

Juve fans have ‘every right’ to travel to France, says Sarri amid coronavirus fears

Maurizio Sarri says Juventus fans have "every right" to travel to France for the Champions League clash against Lyon on Wednesday amid the coronavirus...

Maybe he’s right – Guardiola accepts Muller claim he overthinks in Champions League

Pep Guardiola accepts there may be some truth to Thomas Muller's recent suggestion the Manchester City coach overthinks the opposition in the Champions League,...

Van Dijk praises Liverpool’s mental strength

Virgil van Dijk says Liverpool’s ability to stay calm under pressure is the key to their astonishing Premier League title charge after they came...

Sports Minister hails Taekwondo, Table Tennis Qualifiers

Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare has applauded Elizabeth Anyanacho, who is the first Nigerian female to qualify for Taekwondo in...

Stay away from sex and give me good football!-Becali

  Owner of Bucharest club FCSB, Gigi Becali has cited his player’s extreme love for sex as reason for the poor performance of the club. The...

Sterling fit to face Real Madrid as Guardiola laments loss of Hazard for Champions League tie

Raheem Sterling is fit to face Real Madrid on Wednesday, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed. England star Sterling has missed City's past two...

🏥 West Ham’s January signing Soucek out for three weeks

West Ham United's January signing Tomas Soucek is set to be on the sidelines for three weeks after suffering a hip injury in Liverpool's...

Confirmed line-ups: Lewandowski, Gnabry start for Munich against Chelsea

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard will be in charge for the first time in the Champions League knock-out match when they host Bayern Munich...

TEAM NEWS: Griezmann, Messi to lead Barcelona’s attack against Napoli

Spanish giants Barcelona will be away to Napoli in the first leg of their last 16 tie in the Champions League.  Livescore: Napoli vs Barcelona Napoli...

Zimbabwe FA confirm CAF’s decision to move home games outside Zim

Zimbabwe's Warriors have been delt a blow to play international games outside the nation's boarders. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) previously warned the Zimbabwe...

Nedbank Cup confirms exciting exciting final eight draw

We're in the Nedbank Cup Ke Yona final eight and very few of us what have expected Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates to be...

Featuring in Arsenal first team is a dream come true – Saka

Bukayo Saka has revealed he never thought he could make it to the Arsenal first team, adding that it was a dream come true...

Ronaldo still among the best, but Lyon have no plans to stop him – Garcia

Rudi Garcia says Cristiano Ronaldo is still among the best players on the planet but the Lyon boss has no plans in place to...

🇳🇬 AFCON Qualifier: Super Eagles keeper Ezenwa ready for Sierra Leone test

Nigeria goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa says he is ready to face Sierra Leone in next month's AFCON qualifier match. Super Eagles will take on Sierra Leone...

Corona Virus: Moses, Inter Milan teammates To Play Europa League Behind Closed Doors

Italian authorities have directed that the Europa League clash involving Seria A side Inter Milan and visiting Ludogorets will now be played behind closed...

13-yr-old wonder-kid dreams Manchester United

Manchester United target, Daniel Akinleye, has admitted it is his dream to play at Old Trafford. The 13-year-old forward models his game around Romelu Lukaku...

Bad news for Real Madrid over Hazard injury

Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane, is unsure whether injured forward Eden Hazard will play again this season, reports BBC Sport. The 29 year old who...

Policemen harassed my son frequently– says mother of slain Remo Stars footballer

The Inspector General of Police (IG) Mohammed Adamu on Tuesday disbanded the Zonal Intervention Squad (ZIS) following the death of Remo Stars Football Club...

Sadio Mane is a dangerous player – Snodgrass

Robert Snodgrass has described Senegalese star, Sadio Mane as a dangerous player. Liverpool‘s Premier League victory over West Ham was, for the most part, too...

NFF set to announce Falconets coach

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Technical Committee headed by Ahmed Fresh Yusuf will today meet to appoint head and assistant coaches for the National...

Juve president drops strong hint over Guardiola’s future

Juventus president, Andrea Agnelli, has admitted it would be a lie to say that his club did not entertain the thought about bringing Pep...

Kluivert seeks to bring PSG star back to Barcelona

Barcelona youth chief, Patrick Kluivert, is making a move to re-sign Kays Ruiz from PSG. The 17 year-old midfielder quit La Masia five years ago...

Man City go double denim for Champions League trip to Madrid

Manchester City's players turned on the style ahead of their clash with Real Madrid, with Pep Guardiola's squad travelling for the Champions League fixture decked out...

Europa League: Dennis To Miss Man United Clash Due To Injury

Emmanuel Dennis has been ruled out of Club Brugge’s Europa League Round of 32 second leg clash against Manchester United at the Old Trafford...

Boxing

Top Ten Heavyweight rankings: Joshua overtakes Wilder after Fury defeat

Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte have leapfrogged Deontay Wilder in the Ring Magazine’s new top ten heavyweight rankings. The prestigious US based publication now list...

‘Gypsy King’ Tyson Fury prepares for hero’s return

Tyson Fury will return to Britain hailed as a hero after his demolition of Deontay Wilder completed a remarkable redemption story as anticipation grows...

Wilder will reportedly seek rematch with Fury

Deontay Wilder plans to activate his rematch clause for a third fight with Tyson Fury after his seventh-round TKO loss to the Briton, US...

DJ Cuppy shares video teaching Anthony Joshua how to speak Yoruba

Daughter of Nigerian billionaire, DJ Cuppy, is taking her friendship with Nigerian-born British boxer Anthony Joshua a notch higher. DJ Cuppy is ensuring that Joshua...

Fury open to fighting Joshua if Wilder turns down rematch

Tyson Fury has his sights on the man who could be his next opponent, and that is Anthony Joshua. “The Gypsy King,” told the...

Fury celebrates Wilder defeat in style at Irish pub

Tyson Fury continued his celebrations on Sunday with a day drinking session at an Irish pub alongside brother Tommy and his Love Island girlfriend...

Coach blames defeat on ‘heavy’ pre-fight costume

Jay Deas has partially attributed Deontay Wilder’s defeat to Tyson Fury on the costume he wore during his ring walk, reports express.co.uk. Wilder’s five-year...

Mike Tyson filmed dancing for joy after Fury’s victory

Last night, Tyson Fury defied the odds - not for the first time in his remarkable career - to bully, suffocate and ultimately stop...

Fury appears to lick Wilder’s blood during bout

Tyson Fury became heavyweight world champion in a brutal title rematch in Las Vegas on Saturday night, proving that he’s wilder than Wilder. “A fighting...

Now, America is furious over Britain’s dominance

Worse yet, Wilder’s loss took place less than three months after American Andy Ruiz got pounded by England’s Anthony Joshua, losing the fight by...

Eagles legends endorse Oyo Unity Cup

All For Unity:L-R Ex Nigerian internationals Mutiu Adepoju, Daniel Amokachi, Youth and Sports Minister Mr Sunday Dare , Former Eagles Captain Joseph Yobo, IKE...

Boxing: Fury calls out Anthony Joshua after beating Wilder

Tyson Fury has told Anthony Joshua he ‘missed his chance’ to beat Deontay Wilder and claim the WBC belt, declaring himself the number one...

BREAKING: Fury beats Wilder to become WBC heavyweight champion

Tyson Fury has beaten Deontay Wilder to become the new WBC heavyweight champion of the world. Fury produced a stunning performance in Las Vegas, dropping...

Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder: The winner HAS to fight Anthony Joshua, Eddie Hearn reveals

Eddie Hearn has revealed he will consider offering the winner of Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder’s rematch an equal split of the purse to...

Fury, Wilder set to thrill boxing fans

The rematch that has been on the card for 15 months will finally take place this weekend when WBC champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson...

Joshua’s visit reawakens old memories in Awo’s Dynasty

The visit by World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua, to his hometown, Sagamu during the week may have brought back some old memories of...

Fury, Wilder to earn over $25m ahead rematch

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are both going to pocket over $25m (£19.3m) from their rematch for Wilder’s WBC heavyweight title on Saturday night. That...

Boxing: Fear over Tyson Fury’s fitness!

Tyson Fury’s trainer,Javan ‘Sugarhill’ Steward, has admitted it would be impossible for the heavyweight to enter his rematch against Deontay Wilder 100 percent fit. The...

Anthony Joshua may be crowned Ajagungbade of Yorubaland

World heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua, will bag a chieftaincy title in his hometown, Sagamu when he returns to Nigeria in March. Joshua was given...

Fury describes rematch with Wilder as biggest heavyweight fight in 50 years

Lennox Lewis-Mike Tyson and Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko are commonly considered boxing’s two biggest heavyweight events of this century, reports boxingscene.com. But Tyson Fury feels his...

Deontay Wilder labels Anthony Joshua ‘IRRELEVANT’ in the heavyweight division

Deontay Wilder has taken a swipe at heavyweight rival Anthony Joshua as he steps up preparations for his rematch with Tyson Fury. A fight with...

Anthony Joshua filmed performing 21 Seconds along with So Solid Crew

Anthony Joshua was able to live his teenage dream after performing 21 Seconds alongside So Solid Crew at a packed out nightclub. The British heavyweight,...

George Foreman predicts Fury will beat Wilder on Saturday

• ‘Losing to Ali was a mystery to me’ Former heavyweight champion of the World, George Foreman, has expressed his excitement ahead of Saturday’s rematch...

Anthony Joshua storms Sagamu, meets Akarigbo of Remo

World heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua, made a surprised appearance to his birthplace, Sagamu, Ogun State yesterday. The British boxer who regained his heavyweight titles...

Anthony Joshua visits Akarigbo’s Palace after NIN registration

World heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua paid a courtesy visit to the Palace of Akarigbo of Remo in Sagamu in Ogun State on Wednesday...

Fury: I’m happy no British judge was selected ahead Wilder rematch

Tyson Fury is happy no British judge will be involved in his clash with Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas. American referee Kenny Bayless will take...

Coronavirus brings Adidas sales collapse in China

German sportswear maker Adidas said Wednesday store closures in China had brought plummeting sales since the beginning of the novel coronavirus outbreak in late...

30 years after Douglas knocked down Tyson to shape boxing history

To this day, James ‘Buster’ Douglas retains a place in folklore for his stunning heavyweight title defeat of Mike Tyson in the Tokyo Dome,...

Anthony Joshua gets National Identity Slip after visiting NIMC

Nigeria born British boxer, Anthony Joshua has been issued with his National Identification Number (NIN) slip after visiting the office of the National Identity...

Fury: I will go on cocaine, prostitutes after Wilder Rematch

Tyson Fury has some interesting plans after his rematch with Deontay Wilder. Fury, who is recognized as the lineal boxing heavyweight champion, will meet Wilder...

Tennis

Nadal feels at home in Acapulco as he returns to action

Rafa Nadal says the Mexican Open in Acapulco feels “a little bit like home” as the Spaniard returns to action on Tuesday for the...

South Korea table tennis world championships postponed over virus fears

SEOUL Next month’s table tennis world championships in South Korea have been postponed until June over health concerns as the east Asian nation grapples...

Australia’s Hewitt says ATP Cup success put ITF under pressure

MELBOURNE Former world number one Lleyton Hewitt says the success of the inaugural ATP Cup in January has put the International Tennis Federation (ITF)...

‘Why Buhari sacked Nunieh’

The choice of a lead consultant for the forensic audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has been identified as a factor for the...

PDP to seek Supreme Court review for 2019 presidential election verdict

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday said the current state of the country has left it with no choice but to approach the...

Environmentalists condemn horrific video of Manatee captured in Niger Delta

A horrific video of threatened West African manatee dragged down a street in Burutu area of Delta State, at the weekend has attracted reactions...

Djokovic continues hot streak with opening win in Dubai

DUBAI World number one Novak Djokovic extended his unbeaten start to the season with a 6-1 6-2 victory over Tunisian Malek Jaziri in the...

American teenager Anisimova upsets Svitolina in Qatar

American teenager Amanda Anisimova claimed the third victory of her career over a top-10 player on Monday by stunning fifth seed Elina Svitolina 6-3...

American Gauff breaks into top 50 at the age of 15

American teenage sensation Coco Gauff made her top 50 debut in the updated WTA rankings released on Monday, becoming the first 15-year-old in 15...

Djokovic surprised by Federer knee surgery news

MUMBAI News of Roger Federer’s knee surgery caught Novak Djokovic by surprise and the world number one said he hoped to see his Swiss...

Lagos government inspects ongoing clearance, dredging of drainage channels, canals

The Lagos State Government over the weekend inspected some ongoing drainage clearance and dredging projects across the state to ensure a flood-free Lagos. Mr Kunle...

Trump advisor asserts seeing no intel of Russia meddling

President Donald Trump’s national security advisor said Sunday he had seen no intelligence that Russia was again meddling in the US elections in favor...

Garin ends qualifier Mager’s run to claim Rio title

Chile’s Cristian Garin halted Italian qualifier Gianluca Mager’s Rio Open run with a hard-fought victory in the final on Sunday. The third-seeded Garin prevailed...

Opelka fires 27 aces in beating Nishioka in Florida

Towering American Reilly Opelka beat Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka in three sets to win his second career ATP Tour title at the Delray Beach Open...

Qualifier Mager to face Garin in Rio final

The magic continued for Italian qualifier Gianluca Mager as he outlasted Hungary’s Attila Balazs to win their rain delayed semi-final in three sets at...

Opelka beats Raonic and will face Nishioka for Delray title

American Reilly Opelka surprised Canada’s second-seeded Milos Raonic in their rain-delayed semi-final to set up a meeting with Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka for the Delray...

Tsitsipas sinks Auger-Aliassime to win Marseille title again

Defending champion and second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-3 6-4 on Sunday to win the Marseille Open for the second...

Nishioka rallies to upset Humbert in Florida semi-final

Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka fought back from a sluggish start to overpower sixth-seeded Frenchman Ugo Humbert in a rain-interrupted semi-final at the Delray Beach Open...

Lagos airport safe for international flights landing, FG assures

The Federal Government has announced that the two runways at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos have now been calibrated for CAT...

Nigerians to enjoy hourly train services on Lagos-Ibadan route soon – NRC

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says Nigerians will soon enjoy hourly train services on the Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge rail line. The Lagos Railway District Manager,...

Nigeria denies it plans to hand over $100m from Abacha loot to Kebbi governor

The Nigerian government on Saturday said it is mischievous to claim that it asked the United States to give $100 million from loots recovered...

Tsitsipas to battle Auger-Aliassime for Marseille Open title

Greek second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik 7-5 6-3 to advance to his second consecutive Open 13 Provence final in Marseille on...

Thiem falls to Italian qualifier Mager in Rio quarter-finals

Top seed Dominic Thiem was knocked out of the Rio Open by Italian qualifier Gianluca Mager in the completion of a rain delayed quarter-final...

Halep survives Rybakina onslaught to win Dubai title

Top seed Simona Halep came back from a set down for the third time in the tournament to beat Kazakhstan’s rising star Elena Rybakina...

Residents lament high cost of house rent in Enugu

Some residents of Enugu have expressed concern over the astronomical rise in house rent in the city. A cross-section of the people, who spoke on...

US opposes Nigeria’s plan to hand Kebbi governor $100m from Abacha loot

The United States is opposing plans by Nigeria to give $100 million from loots recovered from former Nigeria military dictator Sani Abacha to Kebbi...

South African Anderson has second knee operation in five months

South Africa’s former world number five Kevin Anderson said on Friday he will be out of action for the foreseeable future after surgery on...

Rybakina sets up final showdown with Halep in Dubai

Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina marched into her fourth final of the season with a 7-6(5) 7-6(2) win over Petra Martic at the Dubai Duty Free...

NAF destroys ISWAP hideout, neutralises insurgents in Borno

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it has destroyed an Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) hideout at Bukar Meram on the fringes...

Leah Sharibu’s mother meets Archbishop of Canterbury in London

The mother of the abducted Nigerian schoolgirl Leah Sharibu Thursday met with the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby in London. Rebecca Sharibu is in London...

Basketball

Pacers’ Lamb out for season with torn knee ligament, broken leg

Indiana Pacers forward Jeremy Lamb needs surgery on multiple knee injuries and will miss the remainder of the NBA season, the team said Monday. The...

NBA reviewing Mavs protest, Cuban outburst over officiating

Any NBA discipline of Mavericks owner Mark Cuban for his criticism of the league after a loss to Atlanta is reportedly on hold pending...

AfroBasket 2021: Ivory Coast stun Cameroon in Yaoundé

Ivory Coast recorded a flawless run of three games at the first leg of the AfroBasket 2021 qualification held in Cameroon’s capital Yaoundé from...

NBA: James’ ‘dream shake’ helps lift Lakers over Celtics

LeBron James delivered the go-ahead jumper with 30 seconds left to help lift the Los Angeles Lakers to a 114-112 victory over the Boston...

Rivers Hoopers coach confident of advancing to knock out phase

Rivers Hoopers’ head coach Ogoh Odaudu has expressed confidence in his team’s chances of making it to the single-elimination playoffs of the Basketball Africa...

Rivers Hoopers begin Basketball Africa League against Ferroviario

NBBF President Cup Champions Rivers Hoopers will face Mozambican League champions Ferroviario de Maputo in their opening game of the Basketball Africa League on...

NBA: Heat crush Cavaliers, honour Wade

Miami broke the franchise record for points in the first half en route to a 124-105 rout of the Cleveland Cavaliers on a night...

NBA: Beilein resigns as Cavaliers coach after 14-40 run

John Beilein, unable to spark the moribund Cleveland Cavaliers above the second-worst record in the NBA this season, resigned as coach of the struggling...

Okogie tips D’Tigers for Gold at Tokyo 2020

Shooting guard Josh Okogie has assured that the D’Tigers can ‘potentially win’ gold in the 2020 Olympic Games coming up in Tokyo, Japan from...

Team LeBron outguns Team Giannis in NBA All-Star Game

Kawhi Leonard stole the show on the floor and Hall of Famer Magic Johnson took centre stage in an emotional pre-game ceremony on a...

NBA loses ‘hundreds of millions’ in China over Hong Kong tweet

NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Saturday the league expects to lose “several hundred million dollars” due to a row with China over a tweet...

Basketball Africa League Names Two-Time NBA All-Star Luol Deng as League’s Global Ambassador

The Basketball Africa League (BAL) today named two-time NBA All-Star and 2012 Olympian Luol Deng as BAL Global Ambassador. Following his retirement from...

NBA: Team USA rallies to beat Team World in Rising Stars contest

Team USA outgunned Team World 151-131 in the NBA’s Rising Stars event on Friday in a game that lacked little semblance of defense even...

Ezinne Kalu says D’Tigress capable of anything in Tokyo

D’Tigress point guard, Ezinne Kalu who put up an incredible performance to make this Olympic dream a reality shared her excitement about the development...

Nigeria D’Tigress rise in latest FIBA ranking

Olympics bound D’Tigress moved up three places in the latest FIBA ranking following an impressive Olympic qualifiers in Serbia at the weekend which saw...

FIBA Ranking: D’Tigress rise to 14 after sealing Olympic ticket

Nigeria leaped three positions to occupy the 14th position the latest FIBA World Ranking for Women after clinching Olympic qualification in Belgrade, Serbia last...

Woods still struggling to get to grips with Bryant’s death

More than two weeks after Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash, Tiger Woods is among those who find the shock may have worn...

Goovy Iyorhe to D’Tigress: Go have fun while winning in Tokyo

Nguveren Goovy Iyorhe a member of the Nigeria D’Tigress squad that qualified for the Olympics back in 2004 in Athens says she is “very...

Nigeria’s D’Tigress Seal Tokyo 2020 Olympics Ticket

  D’Tigress on Saturday booked a ticket to the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo despite losing to host-Serbia in their second group game at the...

Kobe Bryant memorial set for Feb 24 – reports

Los Angeles will host a public memorial on February 24 at Staples Center for NBA icon Kobe Bryant and eight others killed last month...

D’Tigress off to great start with Mozambique win

African Champions, the D’Tigress took a giant step towards qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with an impressive win over Mozambique in Belgrade,...

D’Tigress overcome Mozambique to close in on Olympics return

  Nigeria on Thursday celebrated a key victory as they overcame African counterparts Mozambique 85-51 in Serbia in an Olympic qualifier. In a group also involving...

Golden State Warriors’ Mike Brown Accepts Nigeria Head Coach Job

Nigeria Basketball Federation have appointed Golden State Warriors Associate Coach Mike Brown to lead D’Tigers to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. “I’m honored and humbled...

Golden State Warriors’ Mike Brown takes over D’Tigers

The Nigerian Basketball Federation (NBBF) has announced the appointment of Golden State Warriors’ Mike Brown as head coach of D’Tigers. Mike Brown, assistant coach of...

Toronto’s Nurse earns spot as Head Coach of Team Giannis in 2020 NBA All-Star Game

Nurse is in his second season as the Raptors’ head coach after spending five seasons as an assistant coach with Toronto Toronto Raptors head coach...

11 D’Tigress hit camp for Tokyo 2020 qualifier

All the players except Elizabeth Balogun from Louisville University, USA are already in the D’Tigress camp in Serbia ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Qualifying...

WNBA star, “Chiney” Ogwumike storms Nigeria

WNBA star and Nigerian-American basketball star, Chinenye “Chiney” Ogwumike has traced passion and purpose as one of the main ingredients for her success as...

Volleyball, Basketball to be included in Lagos Principals Cup

Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC), Mr Sola Aiyepeku has revealed that the Lagos Principals Cup will no longer be just a...

Why Olumide Oyedeji can’t stop crying

Nigerian professional basketball player who featured in NBA, Olumide Oyedeji has not hidden his pain of the sudden death of LA Lakers black Mamba...