Victor Anichebe joins Beijing Enterprises

25 June 2017
Victor Anichebe joins Beijing Enterprises

Nigerian striker Victor Anichebe has signed with Chinese second-tier side Beijing Enterprises. Anichebe was recently released by Sunderland following their relegation from the Premier League. The Nigerian was brought to...

Lagos to add scrabble to schools’ curriculum

24 June 2017
Lagos to add scrabble to schools’ curriculum

Adetona Odukomaiya, Technical Director of Lagos State Scrabble Association, on Friday said plans were underway to add scrabble to schools’ curriculum in the state. Odukomaiya said that the association had...

Spanish prosecutors accuse Mourinho of 3.3 million euros tax fraud

21 June 2017
Spanish prosecutors accuse Mourinho of 3.3 million euros tax fraud

Spanish prosecutors said on Tuesday they had filed a claim against Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on two counts of tax fraud dating back to when he coached Real Madrid....

Sunshine, Shooting Stars ease relegation worries with home wins, other Match Day 25 results

19 June 2017
Sunshine, Shooting Stars ease relegation worries with home wins, other Match Day 25 results

Although Sunshine Stars and Shooting Stars face the risk of dropping into the Nigeria National League at the end of the season, they gave themselves hope on Sunday; registering home...

Nike to slash 1,400 jobs, cut sneaker styles in shakeup

16 June 2017
Nike to slash 1,400 jobs, cut sneaker styles in shakeup

Nike wants to be more nimble on its feet. The sneaker maker said Thursday that it plans to focus on the hottest-selling sneakers, slash the number of styles it offers...

Deputy governor, Senator, others win sports federations’ polls

14 June 2017
Deputy governor, Senator, others win sports federations’ polls

Despite allegations and counter allegations by aggrieved contestants, Nigeria’s Sports Federations elections held in Abuja on Tuesday have produced winners. While some of the winners were predictable long before Tuesday’s...

3SC mgt reads riot act to technical crew

13 June 2017
3SC mgt reads riot act to technical crew

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan The management of the 3sc Sports Club, Shooting Stars, on Monday, gave an ultimatum to the technical crew of the football team to immediately find a way...

Week 24 Nigeria League Review: Plateau United win big

12 June 2017
Week 24 Nigeria League Review: Plateau United win big

Plateau United on Sunday continued their fine run in the Nigeria Professional Football League as they recorded the biggest win of the weekend. The table toppers whitewashed Gombe United 5-1...

Nadal reclaims throne with brutal defeat of Wawrinka

12 June 2017
Nadal reclaims throne with brutal defeat of Wawrinka

Claycourt king Rafa Nadal regained his Roland Garros throne after two years in exile with a brutal 6-2 6-3 6-1 mauling of Swiss Stan Wawrinka to complete 'La Decima' on...

Bafana Bafana shoot down Super Eagles in AFCON qualifier

11 June 2017
Bafana Bafana shoot down Super Eagles in AFCON qualifier

South Africa stunned Nigeria 2-0 in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nation qualifier at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo on Saturday. Bafana Bafana had never beaten the Super Eagles...

Soccer: Form book in tatters as African qualifiers make shock start

11 June 2017
Soccer: Form book in tatters as African qualifiers make shock start

Guinea, Mozambique and South Africa all produced surprise away wins on the opening weekend of the African Nations Cup qualifiers to suggest the form book will have a few pages...

Ostapenko blasts back to claim stunning French title

11 June 2017
Ostapenko blasts back to claim stunning French title

Maiden grand slam finals are meant to be suffocating experiences but Jelena Ostapenko laid waste to that theory as she blasted a barrage of winners past Simona Halep to win...

Nigerians remember Stephen Keshi

08 June 2017
Nigerians remember Stephen Keshi

Exactly a year ago, former Super Eagles captain and coach Stephen Keshi passed away, at the age of 54. And Nigerians have been remembering the defender who led the country...

Nigeria League Review: Plateau United stun Sunshine in Akure

08 June 2017
Nigeria League Review: Plateau United stun Sunshine in Akure

Plateau United and Enugu Rangers produced the most outstanding results in the midweek Nigeria Professional Football League games played across the country on Wednesday. While Plateau United revalidated their credentials...

Murray into semi-finals after taming Nishikori

08 June 2017
Murray into semi-finals after taming Nishikori

World number one Andy Murray shrugged off a sluggish start to reach his fifth French Open semi-final with a 2-6 6-1 7-6(0) 6-1 defeat of Japan's Kei Nishikori on Wednesday....

Man United top Forbes' most valuable soccer teams list

07 June 2017
Man United top Forbes' most valuable soccer teams list

Manchester United have replaced European champions Real Madrid as the world's most valuable soccer team, according to the annual list published by Forbes on Tuesday. United were valued at $3.69...

Ivorian Tiote adds to Africa’s on-field casualty list

06 June 2017
Ivorian Tiote adds to Africa’s on-field casualty list

The sudden death of Ivory Coast midfielder Cheik Tiote on Monday increased the number of high-profile African players who have collapsed and died while playing football, almost all of them...

MFM end FC IfeanyiUbah’s unbeaten run, other NPFL results

05 June 2017
MFM end FC IfeanyiUbah’s unbeaten run, other NPFL results

MFM FC 1-0 FC IfeanyiUbah MFM FC ended FC IfeanyiUbah unbeaten run after they emerged 1-0 victors at the Agege Stadium.Adebayo Waheed's 19th minute opener proved to be the winner...

Players have no fears about Wimbledon despite London attack

05 June 2017
Players have no fears about Wimbledon despite London attack

Novak Djokovic and other players at the French Open say they are not worried about competing at Wimbledon next month despite the recent attacks in Britain. Djokovic, a three-time champion...

Kelechi Iheanacho told he’s not wanted at Manchester City

04 June 2017
Kelechi Iheanacho told he’s not wanted at Manchester City

Nigerian star Kelechi Iheanacho has reportedly been told he is surplus to requirements at Manchester City. The Super Eagles attacker saw little playing time with the Citizens this past season...

Two-goal Ronaldo fires Real to 12th European title

04 June 2017
Two-goal Ronaldo fires Real to 12th European title

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid beat Juventus 4-1 in a memorable Champions League final full of attacking verve and brilliant goals on Saturday as the Spaniards won the...

Champions Chelsea earn £150m in Premier League payments

03 June 2017
Champions Chelsea earn £150m in Premier League payments

English champions Chelsea earned 150.8 million pounds from the Premier League this season while bottom side Sunderland were paid more than Leicester City got as title winners last year thanks...

Super Eagles smash Togo in friendly

02 June 2017
Super Eagles smash Togo in friendly

Nigeria cruised past Togo 3-0 in an international friendly played at the Stade Municipal de Saint Leu La Foret, Paris yesterday. Ahmed Musa struck twice in 15 minutes to put...

Police release Tiger Woods' DUI arrest video

01 June 2017
Police release Tiger Woods' DUI arrest video

Tiger Woods can't follow simple instructions during a dazed and disoriented encounter with police in dash-cam footage that Jupiter released Wednesday night. During a field sobriety test, Woods swayed as...

Rohr invites Onazi, Echiejile, 21 others for Bafana Bafana

31 May 2017
Rohr invites Onazi, Echiejile, 21 others for Bafana Bafana

Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has invited 24 players to the Super Eagles’ camp ahead of next week’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Bafana Bafana of South Africa....

Liverpool agree terms to sign Chelsea's Solanke

31 May 2017
Liverpool agree terms to sign Chelsea's Solanke

Liverpool have agreed personal terms to sign Chelsea's England youth international striker Dominic Solanke, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. The 19-year-old will complete the transfer on July 1,...

Tiger Woods asleep at wheel of car before Florida arrest - police

31 May 2017
Tiger Woods asleep at wheel of car before Florida arrest - police

Tiger Woods was asleep at the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz stopped on a Florida road and did not know where he was, said a police report released on Tuesday, a...

Tiger Woods blames medications for his arrest on DUI charge

30 May 2017
Tiger Woods blames medications for his arrest on DUI charge

Tiger Woods attributed an "unexpected reaction" to prescription medicine for his arrest on a DUI charge that landed him in a Florida jail Monday for nearly four hours. Woods, the...

Nigeria League Review: Plateau stay top as Rangers suffer defeat

29 May 2017
Nigeria League Review: Plateau stay top as Rangers suffer defeat

Plateau United are holding on tenaciously to their lead at the summit of the Nigeria Professional Football league. The Jos-based team on Sunday beat bottom side Remo Stars by a...

Arsenal deny Chelsea double as Ramsey seals FA Cup

28 May 2017
Arsenal deny Chelsea double as Ramsey seals FA Cup

Arsenal salvaged some silverware from a traumatic season as they beat Premier League champion Chelsea 2-1 in the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday thanks to Aaron Ramsey's late...

Nigeria, Corsica friendly ends in stalemate

27 May 2017
Nigeria, Corsica friendly ends in stalemate

Nigerian national team and their Corsica counterparts settled for a 1-1 draw in an international friendly played between both sides on Friday. Despite the myriad of chances created mostly by...

Nigerian league footballer slumps, dies in training

26 May 2017
Nigerian league footballer slumps, dies in training

A player of the Nigeria National League (NNL) side, Kwara United FC of Ilorin, Mr Saka Azeez, on Friday slumped and died in training. The club’s Media Officer, Abdulwaheed Bibire,...

United players dedicate Europa League win to Manchester victims

25 May 2017
United players dedicate Europa League win to Manchester victims

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has dedicated their Europa League triumph over Ajax Amsterdam to the victims of the deadly bomb attack in Manchester on Monday, while Juan Mata and...

Nigeria League: Violence at Akure Stadium as Lobi beat Sunshine

22 May 2017
Nigeria League: Violence at Akure Stadium as Lobi beat Sunshine

The Match Day 20 between Sunshine Stars FC of Akure and Lobi Stars was marred with violence as the home team fans attacked match officials for disallowing their side’s goal....

CAF, NFF congratulate Victor Moses

22 May 2017
CAF, NFF congratulate Victor Moses

Confederation of African Football and Nigeria Football Federation have congratulated Victor Moses for his English Premier League triumph with Chelsea. Moses, who had failed to tie down a place in...

Manchester City, Liverpool deny Arsenal Champions League slot on final day

22 May 2017
Manchester City, Liverpool deny Arsenal Champions League slot on final day

Manchester City and Liverpool claimed the last two Champions League qualifying spots with comfortable wins on Sunday that meant Arsene Wenger's Arsenal missed out on Europe's elite club competition for...

Olympics - More than 100 rusted or defective medals returned

21 May 2017
Olympics - More than 100 rusted or defective medals returned

More than 100 medals won at the Rio Olympics have been returned to organisers because they have rusted or developed black spots on them, the games' spokesman said on Friday....

Don't drink the water! Diarrhoea from U.S. swimming pools rising

19 May 2017
Don't drink the water! Diarrhoea from U.S. swimming pools rising

As warm weather approaches, U.S. health officials are warning that outbreaks of diarrhoea caused by swallowing swimming pool water containing parasites have doubled in the past few years. The infections...

Chelsea star Victor Moses signs deal with Opera

17 May 2017
Chelsea star Victor Moses signs deal with Opera

Chelsea defender-cum-midfielder Victor Moses is delighted to have signed a partnership with one of the most popular browsers in Africa, Opera. The Nigeria international will be featured in the new...

Wilfred Ndidi wins Leicester City’s Young Player of the Year award

17 May 2017
Wilfred Ndidi wins Leicester City’s Young Player of the Year award

Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi picked up Leicester City’s Young Player of the Year gong at the club’s awards ceremony Monday night. The 20-year-old Nigerian joined Leicester from Genk in the...