Wimbledon champion Novotna dies after battle with cancer

21 November 2017
Wimbledon champion Novotna dies after battle with cancer

Czech tennis player Jana Novotna, who won the 1998 Wimbledon championship after falling short in two previous finals, has died at the age of 49 after a long battle with...

Nigeria promises to avoid pay disputes at the World Cup

16 November 2017
Nigeria promises to avoid pay disputes at the World Cup

Nigeria's football federation (NFF) has signed an agreement with its players which it says will avoid the bonus and pay rows that have blighted the team's past World Cup campaigns....

Super Eagles defeat Argentina 4-2 in glamour game

15 November 2017
Super Eagles defeat Argentina 4-2 in glamour game

 Nigeria’s Super Eagles inspired by captain Mikel John Obi humbled Jorge Sampaoli’s Argentina 4-2 inside the new Krasnodar Stadium in Russia on Tuesday night. Arsenal star, Alex Iwobi scored twice...

Cars burnt, police hurt in Brussels after Morocco World Cup success

13 November 2017
Cars burnt, police hurt in Brussels after Morocco World Cup success

Celebrations in Brussels to mark Morocco's return to soccer's World Cup finals for the first time in two decades turned violent late on Saturday, when crowds clashed with police, setting...

Morocco, Tunisia qualify for Russia 2018 World Cup

12 November 2017
Morocco, Tunisia qualify for Russia 2018 World Cup

Tunisia and Morocco have completed the roster of teams that would represent Africa at the Russia 2018 World Cup. Before Saturday, the trio of Nigeria, Egypt and Senegal had booked...

BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017: The five contenders

12 November 2017
BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017: The five contenders

The five-man shortlist of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Naby Keita, Sadio Mane, Victor Moses and Mohamed Salah has been revealed and voting for the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017 is...

Nigeria held away in final qualifier in Algeria

11 November 2017
Nigeria held away in final qualifier in Algeria

Already-qualified Nigeria failed to finish their preliminary campaign on a winning note but got in some good preparation for next year's World Cup in a feisty 1-1 draw away at...

Senegal beat South Africa to qualify for Russia 2018 World Cup

11 November 2017
Senegal beat South Africa to qualify for Russia 2018 World Cup

Senegal qualified for their second-ever World Cup on Friday after a 2-0 win over South Africa. A goal from Diafra Sakho and an own goal by Thamsanqa Mkhize was all...

Joshua the target as heavyweight hype packs a new punch

09 November 2017
Joshua the target as heavyweight hype packs a new punch

Anthony Joshua woke up on Wednesday to find himself more of a wanted man than ever in boxing's entertaining new era of old-fashioned heavyweight hoopla and intrigue. The Briton is...

Final three African World Cup slots to be settled

09 November 2017
Final three African World Cup slots to be settled

Senegal and Tunisia are on the brink of qualification for next year's World Cup finals but the tussle between the Ivory Coast and Morocco is set for a dramatic finale...

FIFA to reveal all 2026 World Cup votes, aims for clean bids

08 November 2017
FIFA to reveal all 2026 World Cup votes, aims for clean bids

FIFA has pledged to publish all votes by soccer officials in the 2026 World Cup bidding race after corruption claims tainted the 2018 and 2022 contests. Publishing documents Tuesday to...

Chelsea's Morata deals blow to United title bid

06 November 2017
Chelsea's Morata deals blow to United title bid

CHELSEA 1 MANCHESTER UNITED 0Alvaro Morata's second-half header secured Chelsea a 1-0 win over Manchester United in a compelling Premier League clash on Sunday as Jose Mourinho’s return to Stamford...

FIFA World Cup Trophy arrives Nigeria March 3

02 November 2017
FIFA World Cup Trophy arrives Nigeria March 3

The original FIFA World Cup, which Nigeria’s Super Eagles and 31 other teams will be competing for at the 21st FIFA World Cup finals in Russia next summer, will arrive...

Saudi women to be allowed into sports stadiums next year

31 October 2017
Saudi women to be allowed into sports stadiums next year

Saudi Arabia will allow women into sports stadiums as of next year, the kingdom's latest step toward easing rules on gender segregation - but they will be seated in the...

Joshua stops Takam in 10th to retain heavyweight crowns

29 October 2017
Joshua stops Takam in 10th to retain heavyweight crowns

Britain's Anthony Joshua retained his IBF, WBA and IBO world heavyweight titles when he stopped bloodied challenger Carlos Takam in the 10th round in Cardiff on Saturday. Unbeaten champion Joshua...

Tiger Woods pleads guilty to reckless driving

28 October 2017
Tiger Woods pleads guilty to reckless driving

Tiger Woods has been sentenced to a year's probation after pleading guilty to reckless driving. The professional golfer was arrested in May after officers found him slumped at the wheel...

Abia Warriors unveil new Brazilian coach

25 October 2017
Abia Warriors unveil new Brazilian coach

Abia Warriors Football Club of Umuahia are keen to give a good show in the Nigeria professional League next season and that has informed their decision to hire an expatriate...

Ronaldo joins Messi as five-time winner of FIFA player award

24 October 2017
Ronaldo joins Messi as five-time winner of FIFA player award

Cristiano Ronaldo has caught up with Lionel Messi to become a five-time winner of FIFA's best player award. The Real Madrid forward was crowned player of the year on Monday...

3sc sack Technical Adviser Amoo

24 October 2017
3sc sack Technical Adviser Amoo

Management of Shooting Stars Football Club has relieved the Team’s Technical Adviser, Mr Fatai Amao, of his post. The management equally said that it is reviewing the status of all...

Super Eagles’ Ekong, Mikel meet Buhari in Turkey

20 October 2017
Super Eagles’ Ekong, Mikel meet Buhari in Turkey

Super Eagles stars William Troost-Ekong and Mikel Agu met President Muhammadu Buhari and his Turkish counterpart Mr Recep Erdogan thursday when the Nigerian President visited Turkey. President Buhari is on...

For sale: Newcastle owner wants to sell Premier League club

17 October 2017
For sale: Newcastle owner wants to sell Premier League club

English Premier League club Newcastle is up for sale. Newcastle owner Mike Ashley's company, St. James Holdings, released a statement Monday saying the decision was taken "to give the club...

Tiger cleared by doctors to return to golf

17 October 2017
Tiger cleared by doctors to return to golf

Tiger Woods has been cleared to resume full golf activity with no restrictions by the doctor that performed back surgery on the 14-time major champion in April, ESPN reported on...

Sharapova wins first WTA title since return from ban

16 October 2017
Sharapova wins first WTA title since return from ban

Maria Sharapova won her first WTA title in more than two years at the Tianjin Open on Sunday, showing plenty of grit and determination as she came from behind in...

Federer brushes aside Nadal to win Shanghai Masters

16 October 2017
Federer brushes aside Nadal to win Shanghai Masters

Roger Federer brushed aside world number one Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-3 to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday and register his fourth victory of the year over his Spanish rival....

Man City dazzle after Liverpool-United bore draw

15 October 2017
Man City dazzle after Liverpool-United bore draw

Manchester City opened up a two-point lead over their neighbours Manchester United at the top of the Premier League on Saturday thanks to another display of scintillating brilliance in a...

Zaha gives Palace first victory as Chelsea lose again

15 October 2017
Zaha gives Palace first victory as Chelsea lose again

Crystal Palace ended the worst-ever start to a Premier League season and condemned champions Chelsea to their second successive defeat with a 2-1 victory at Selhurst Park on Saturday. Palace...

3.5m ticket requests for FIFA World Cup

13 October 2017
3.5m ticket requests for FIFA World Cup

FIFA said 3.5million requests have been made for tickets for its flagship World Cup tournament in Russia next year, as it dropped the curtains on the first sales period. The...

Egypt claim Africa’s second World Cup ticket, Ghana out

09 October 2017
Egypt claim Africa’s second World Cup ticket, Ghana out

Egypt national football team have emerged as second African country to qualify for Russia 2018 World Cup. An injury-time penalty from Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah ensured Egypt’s qualification as they beat...

Buhari congratulates victorious Super Eagles

08 October 2017
Buhari congratulates victorious Super Eagles

PRESS RELEASE President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Super Eagles on their victory Saturday over the Chipolopolo of Zambia at Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. The President, who...

Nigeria vs Zambia match: Five feared dead in Uyo Stadium

08 October 2017
Nigeria vs Zambia match: Five feared dead in Uyo Stadium

Five people were feared dead while scores sustained serious injuries on Saturday following a stampede at the entrance of Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital. The...

Fashola to represent Buhari at Nigeria, Zambia match

07 October 2017
Fashola to represent Buhari at Nigeria, Zambia match

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, will represent President Muhammadu Buhari at Saturday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying showdown between Nigeria and Zambia in Uyo. Nigeria Football...

Late Kane goal fires lacklustre England to World Cup

06 October 2017
Late Kane goal fires lacklustre England to World Cup

Harry Kane's stoppage time goal earned England a 1-0 victory over Slovenia on Thursday and a place at next year's World Cup finals although his last-gasp effort barely masked a...

Three African countries on brink of World Cup qualification

05 October 2017
Three African countries on brink of World Cup qualification

Nigeria, Egypt and Tunisia could all book their spots at next year's World Cup in the penultimate round of African qualifiers at the weekend but the other two slots will...

110 local, international golfers converge in Ibadan for ‘Mesiogo Open’

04 October 2017
110 local, international golfers converge in Ibadan for ‘Mesiogo Open’

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan No fewer than 110 golfers, both local and international, are expected to participate in the maiden edition of Ibadan Mesiogo Open starting today, ‪October 4.‬ Oyo State...

Nigeria’s Falconets thrash Tanzania 6-0

02 October 2017
Nigeria’s Falconets thrash Tanzania 6-0

Nigeria Women’s U-20 team, the Falconets, are through to the next round of the 2018 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers. Falconets booked their passage in style as they thrashed...

Mersey misery as Koeman's Everton lose and Liverpool draw

02 October 2017
Mersey misery as Koeman's Everton lose and Liverpool draw

Everton manager Ronald Koeman is under mounting pressure after they lost 1-0 at home to Burnley on Sunday, while Liverpool drew 1-1 at Newcastle United as the Merseyside clubs continued...

Malawian referees banned for $20 match-fixing

29 September 2017

Media reports in Ghana indicate that four football referees in Malawi have been found guilty of match fixing after receiving $20 between them to fix a game. The referees allegedly...

WAFU Cup: Black Stars black out Super Eagles, lift Cup

25 September 2017

Black Stars of Ghana emerged champions of 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations on Sunday after they thrashed Super Eagles 4-1 at Cape Coast Stadium. Stephen Sarfo who was voted as...

Manchester City too strong for Palace as United labour

24 September 2017

Manchester City ran riot in the second half at the Etihad to thrash Crystal Palace 5-0 in the Premier League on Saturday, while Manchester United made hard work of their...

Golf: Tiger progressing but still no timetable for return

23 September 2017

Tiger Woods is not hitting full shots and has no timetable for his return to competitive golf after undergoing his fourth back surgery in April, the former world number one...

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