Burkina Faso challenges FIFA order to replay fixed game

20 September 2017
Burkina Faso challenges FIFA order to replay fixed game

Burkina Faso Football Federation has challenged FIFA's ruling to replay a World Cup qualifying game because the referee was corrupt. Burkina Faso filed an appeal against a November replay of...

Devils' Boyle diagnosed with cancer, expects to keep playing

20 September 2017
Devils' Boyle diagnosed with cancer, expects to keep playing

Brian Boyle hopes to play hockey again soon after being diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a type of bone-marrow cancer that the New Jersey Devils' team doctor said can largely...

WAFU Cup: Super Eagles beat Ghana, qualify for semi-final

19 September 2017
WAFU Cup: Super Eagles beat Ghana, qualify for semi-final

Home-based Super Eagles have qualified for the semi-final of ongoing WAFU Cup of Nations with a crucial 2-0-win on Monday night over the Black Stars of Ghana. After poor displays...

British cyclist pedals around world in 78 days, smashing record

19 September 2017
British cyclist pedals around world in 78 days, smashing record

A British endurance cyclist has smashed the Guinness World Record for the fastest circumnavigation of the planet on a bicycle, riding 18,000 miles (29,000km) in under 80 days. Mark Beaumont...

Manchester United 4-0 Everton

18 September 2017
Manchester United 4-0 Everton

Romelu Lukaku scored against his former club as Manchester United thrashed Everton to move joint top of the Premier League.Wayne Rooney's return to Old Trafford ended in a dismal defeat...

Improved Arsenal hold Chelsea to goalless draw

18 September 2017
Improved Arsenal hold Chelsea to goalless draw

CHELSEA 0 ARSENAL 0Arsenal produced a vastly-improved away performance to have the better of a 0-0 draw with Premier League champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. After defeat at...

Over 500,000 World Cup tickets requested on first day of sales - FIFA

16 September 2017
Over 500,000 World Cup tickets requested on first day of sales - FIFA

Soccer fans requested more than 500,000 tickets for next year's World Cup finals in Russia on the first day of sales, FIFA said on Friday. World soccer's ruling body said...

World Cup tickets to cost from $105 to $1100

13 September 2017
World Cup tickets to cost from $105 to $1100

Tickets for next year's World Cup in Russia will go on sale from Thursday with prices ranging from $105 (£79) for the cheapest seats at group stage matches to $1,100...

PSG's Neymar, Mbappe and Cavani run riot at Celtic

13 September 2017
PSG's Neymar, Mbappe and Cavani run riot at Celtic

Paris St Germain's attacking trio of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani were all on the scoresheet as they tore Celtic apart to lead the French club to a 5-0...

Rafael Nadal wins US Open with straight-set win over Kevin Anderson

11 September 2017
Rafael Nadal wins US Open with straight-set win over Kevin Anderson

Rafael Nadal won his third US Open and 16th Grand Slam title with a one-sided victory over South Africa's Kevin Anderson in New York.The world number one powered to a...

Plateau United are NPFL champions

10 September 2017
Plateau United are NPFL champions

Plateau United have won the Nigeria Professional Football League title after defeating Enugu Rangers 2-0 on Saturday. The Peace Boys only needed a win to secure the title, having held...

3SC, ABS relegated from NPFL

10 September 2017
3SC, ABS relegated from NPFL

Shooting Stars and ABS are confirmed relegated from the Nigeria Professional Football League after they registered losses in the last day of the 2016-17 season. Prior to the Matchday 38,...

NFF announce Nigeria squad for WAFU Cup of Nations

08 September 2017
NFF announce Nigeria squad for WAFU Cup of Nations

Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) have announced Super Eagles squad for 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations. The tournament is scheduled to take place in Ghana between 9th-24th September. Salisu Yusuf, Nigeria...

FIFA orders South Africa-Senegal qualifier to be replayed after ref banned

07 September 2017
FIFA orders South Africa-Senegal qualifier to be replayed after ref banned

FIFA has ordered the World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal, played in November 2016, to be replayed after the referee was banned for life. FIFA said in March...

Super Eagles to get full match bonus despite draw with Cameroon

06 September 2017
Super Eagles to get full match bonus despite draw with Cameroon

Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has opted to pay players and officials of the Super Eagles full match bonus for Monday’s crunchy 2018 FIFA World Cup encounter against Cameroon in Yaounde....

2018 World Cup qualifier: Cameroon 1-1 Nigeria - As it happened

05 September 2017
2018 World Cup qualifier: Cameroon 1-1 Nigeria - As it happened

Welcome to as-it-happened coverage of the 2018 World Cup qualifier between Cameroon and Nigeria from Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaounde. Commentary:
All times CAT 90+8' - Full time - It...

Africa champion Cameroon misses out on World Cup

05 September 2017
Africa champion Cameroon misses out on World Cup

The African champion won't be in Russia for next year's World Cup.Cameroon was the first team to be eliminated in the final round of qualifying in Africa after drawing with...

Nigeria vs Cameroon: Businessman promises Super Eagles $20,000 per goal

04 September 2017
Nigeria vs Cameroon: Businessman promises Super Eagles $20,000 per goal

A businessman, Mr Aka Udofia, has offered the Super Eagles $20,000 for each goal they score in Monday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup second-leg qualifying cracker against Cameroon. In a statement...

Nigeria League title race goes to the wire; NPFL Match Day 37 results

04 September 2017
Nigeria League title race goes to the wire; NPFL Match Day 37 results

Winner of Nigeria Professional Football League for the 2016/17 season will only be decided on the final day of action following results from the penultimate games of the season played...

Super Eagles ride Indomitable Lions 4-0

02 September 2017
Super Eagles ride Indomitable Lions 4-0

Nigeria put in a superb performance to humble African champions Cameroon 4-0 in the teams’ 2018 World Cup qualifying match in Uyo on Friday evening. The victory at the Godswill...

Serena Williams gives birth to baby girl

02 September 2017
Serena Williams gives birth to baby girl

Serena Williams has given birth to a baby girl, the first child for the former world number one tennis player, her coach Patrick Mouratoglou said on Twitter on Friday. The...

I'll pay $10,000 for each goal scored by Super Eagles - Akwa Ibom Gov

01 September 2017
I'll pay $10,000 for each goal scored by Super Eagles - Akwa Ibom Gov

Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has pledged a sum of $10,000 to the Super Eagles for every goal they score against Cameroon. Udom told the players: “We...

Nigeria v Cameroon: Three key battles

30 August 2017
Nigeria v Cameroon: Three key battles

Nigeria and Cameroon will meet for an eagerly anticipated 2018 World Cup qualifier in Uyo on Friday night. We take a closer look at three key battles which could go...

Report reveals high level of drug use in athletics

30 August 2017
Report reveals high level of drug use in athletics

Over 30 percent of athletes who competed at the 2011 world championships admitted to having used banned substances in the past, according to a World Anti-Doping Agency-commissioned study released on...

Mikel, Akpeyi, Ezenwa, Ighalo hit Uyo from Abuja

29 August 2017
Mikel, Akpeyi, Ezenwa, Ighalo hit Uyo from Abuja

Officials of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF have disclosed that they expect a full house tomorrow in the Super Eagles training camp in Uyo ahead of Friday’s World Cup qualifier against...

Rivers United delay Plateau United’s title celebration; other NPFL Matchday 36 results

28 August 2017
Rivers United delay Plateau United’s title celebration; other NPFL Matchday 36 results

Plateau United could have sealed the Nigeria Professional Football League title on Sunday but that has been delayed. With MFM FC losing 1-0 in Umuahia against Abia Warriors in their...

North London woes: Arsenal routed at Liverpool as Spurs draw

28 August 2017
North London woes: Arsenal routed at Liverpool as Spurs draw

Humiliation for Arsenal at Liverpool. More Wembley frustration for Tottenham. The north London clubs had an afternoon to forget in the Premier League on Sunday before the two-week international break.An...

Mayweather silences McGregor with 10th round stoppage

27 August 2017
Mayweather silences McGregor with 10th round stoppage

A ruthless Floyd Mayweather scored a 10th round technical knockout over mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor on Saturday, the American cementing his legacy as an all-time boxing great with...

Mayweather dominates McGregor in late rounds to go 50-0

27 August 2017
Mayweather dominates McGregor in late rounds to go 50-0

Floyd Mayweather Jr. put on a show in the last fight of his spectacular career. Conor McGregor didn't do so badly, either.Mayweather figured out a 50th opponent Saturday night, letting...

Farah wins final track race after rival trio collide

25 August 2017
Farah wins final track race after rival trio collide

Mo Farah won the final track race of his career by the skin of his teeth on Thursday, clinching a dramatic 5,000 metres win after three chasing rivals collided with...

Barcelona suing Neymar for alleged breach of contract

23 August 2017
Barcelona suing Neymar for alleged breach of contract

Barcelona are suing Neymar for 8.5 million euros (7.79 million pounds) for alleged breach of contract and demanding he return the loyalty bonus paid after he renewed his deal in...

MFM FC cut Plateau United’s lead; other NPFL Matchday 35 results

21 August 2017
MFM FC cut Plateau United’s lead; other NPFL Matchday 35 results

MFM FC have reduced the advantage of Plateau United to just three points at the summit of Nigeria Professional Football League table. Olukoya Boys beat Gombe United 1-0 at Agege...

Nigeria beat Benin Republic to CHAN ticket

20 August 2017
Nigeria beat Benin Republic to CHAN ticket

Super Eagles B team have qualified for the Africa Nations Championship, CHAN 2018, to be staged in Kenya. The home-based Eagles team secured a 2-0 win over the Benin Republic...

Lethal Man Utd hit four again, Arsenal lose at Stoke

20 August 2017
Lethal Man Utd hit four again, Arsenal lose at Stoke

Manchester United netted four goals for the second consecutive week in the Premier League to rout Swansea City 4-0 on Saturday and ensure their highest-scoring start to a season for...

NFF to interview Finidi George, 58 others for coaching roles

18 August 2017
NFF to interview Finidi George, 58 others for coaching roles

Former Super Eagles winger, Finidi George, has been listed among 59 people invited by Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, for an interview to fill the positions in the national teams. NFF...

Dominant Madrid crush Barcelona to win Super Cup

17 August 2017
Dominant Madrid crush Barcelona to win Super Cup

Real Madrid won the Spanish Super Cup for the 10th time with a 2-0 win over rivals Barcelona at a joyous Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday to complete a 5-1 aggregate...

Nigeria League Review: Plateau United go 6 points clear

14 August 2017
Nigeria League Review: Plateau United go 6 points clear

Plateau United now have a six-point cushion at the summit of the Nigeria Professional Football League table following their 1-0 win over closet rivals, MFM FC on Sunday. The Jos...

Bolt takes a tumble and can't complete final race at worlds

13 August 2017
Bolt takes a tumble and can't complete final race at worlds

Usain Bolt was ramping into warp speed when suddenly, stunningly, the sprint turned into a somersault. Fifteen steps into the final homestretch of his final race, something gave in his...

Edris ends Farah's invincibility in final race

13 August 2017
Edris ends Farah's invincibility in final race

Mo Farah's aura of invincibility after six years of unrelenting success was finally cracked in his very last major track race on Saturday as he lost his world 5,000 metres...

Giroud header seals Arsenal win in season-opening thriller

12 August 2017
Giroud header seals Arsenal win in season-opening thriller

ARSENAL 4 LEICESTER CITY 3Arsenal had to come from behind twice to beat Leicester City 4-3 in a thriller as the Premier League season got off to a flying start...