Serena says 'almost died' after giving birth

21 February 2018
Serena says 'almost died' after giving birth

Serena Williams "almost died" after giving birth to her daughter last September, the former women's world number one tennis player wrote in a column for CNN published on Tuesday. Williams...

Messi breaks Chelsea duck to earn Barca 1-1 draw

21 February 2018
Messi breaks Chelsea duck to earn Barca 1-1 draw

If at first you don't succeed the saying goes and it proved fitting for Willian and Lionel Messi as both scored in an absorbing 1-1 draw between Chelsea and Barcelona...

Nasarawa, Kwara United play six-goal triller in Lafia; other Match Day 9 NPFL results

19 February 2018
Nasarawa, Kwara United play six-goal triller in Lafia; other Match Day 9 NPFL results

It was goals galore in the Nigeria Professional Football League Match Day 9 duel between Nasarawa United and Kwara United on Sunday at Lafia Township Stadium. The game which ended...

Cameroon beat Nigeria to World Cup ticket

19 February 2018
Cameroon beat Nigeria to World Cup ticket

The hope of Nigeria’s U17 Women’s team, Flamingos qualifying for FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay has been dashed. The Nigerian girls were beaten to the ticket on Sunday...

Back on top, Federer becomes oldest ATP world number one

17 February 2018
Back on top, Federer becomes oldest ATP world number one

Roger Federer added yet another record to his vast collection when he guaranteed becoming the oldest ATP world number one by beating Dutchman Robin Haase 4-6 6-1 6-1 to reach...

Super Eagles drop further on FIFA Rankings

16 February 2018
Super Eagles drop further on FIFA Rankings

The steady downward movement for Super Eagles on the monthly FIFA rankings continued on Thursday as the world football governing released the February edition. Super Eagles were 51st in the...

Oliseh attacks Dutch club over sacking

15 February 2018
Oliseh attacks Dutch club over sacking

Tunisia ’94 Africa Cup of Nations winner, Mr Sunday Oliseh was on Wednesday ‘suspended’ by struggling Dutch second division club Fortuna Sittard over “unacceptable actions”. Oliseh, appointed by the Eerste...

Ronaldo double helps Real to 3-1 win over PSG

15 February 2018
Ronaldo double helps Real to 3-1 win over PSG

Ronaldo double helps Real to 3-1 win over PSG Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid came from behind to beat Paris St Germain 3-1 on Wednesday, with the holders...

Messi cried after Champions League exit to Chelsea - Sanchez

13 February 2018
Messi cried after Champions League exit to Chelsea - Sanchez

Lionel Messi was so distraught at Barcelona missing out on reaching the 2012 Champions League final that he was reduced to tears after his side's semi-final elimination to Chelsea, his...

NFF names new coaches for Super Eagles, Olympics team, others

13 February 2018
NFF names new coaches for Super Eagles, Olympics team, others

Nigeria Football Federation on Monday released the names of coaching crews of all the National Teams, bar those of the main Senior Men Team (Super Eagles), U20 Women (Falconets) and...

Kano Pillars secure away point; other NPFL results

12 February 2018
Kano Pillars secure away point; other NPFL results

Only Kano Pillars got an away point in Nigeria Professional League Match Day 8 games played on Sunday across the country. Pillars forced Sunshine Stars to a barren draw in...

Serena loses in return but says 'on the right track'

12 February 2018
Serena loses in return but says 'on the right track'

Serena Williams was understandably far from her best in her return to competition on Sunday but the greatest player of her generation said it was a positive step towards her...

Champions League: Ronaldo-Neymar showdown with jobs at stake

12 February 2018
Champions League: Ronaldo-Neymar showdown with jobs at stake

The Champions League resumes with a mouthwatering meeting of the aristocrats and the disruptors of European soccer. The hosts: Real Madrid, the indisputable kings of the continent with 12 titles...

Aguero scores four in City romp, Kane leads Spurs past Arsenal

11 February 2018
Aguero scores four in City romp, Kane leads Spurs past Arsenal

Sergio Aguero scored four goals as Manchester City extended their Premier League lead to 16 points and Harry Kane netted again as Tottenham Hotspur beat arch-rivals Arsenal 1-0 on Saturday.After...

At Olympics, fiery optics both entertaining and symbolic

10 February 2018
At Olympics, fiery optics both entertaining and symbolic

Tracers lit up the night. Explosions rocked the stadium, and the acrid smoke that followed the rockets' red glare left some in the crowd coughing and choking. By the time...

Olympic Games in Africa? A door long shut could be opening

09 February 2018
Olympic Games in Africa? A door long shut could be opening

Other than Antarctica, only one continent on the planet has never hosted an Olympic Games: Africa. Finally, though, that could be about to change.But there'll be a step to take...

London to host inaugural eight-nation World Cup

06 February 2018
London to host inaugural eight-nation World Cup

A new World Cup event featuring eight leading athletics nations and intended to attract a wider audience to the sport will take place in London this year, British Athletics said...

FUTA final year student dies while playing football

05 February 2018
FUTA final year student dies while playing football

A 500-level Applied Geophysics student at Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Mr Tunji Agboola, has reportedly slumped and died while playing football on Saturday at FUTA South Gate...

CHAN 2018: Morocco humiliate Nigeria 4-0 to win first title

05 February 2018
CHAN 2018: Morocco humiliate Nigeria 4-0 to win first title

Atlas Lions of Morocco have emerged as Champions of CHAN 2018 tournament and they did it in style; beating home-based Super Eagles 4-0 on Sunday night in the final match...

Nigeria bobsledders welcomed home in Lagos ahead of Games

02 February 2018
Nigeria bobsledders welcomed home in Lagos ahead of Games

Three women set to make history by becoming the first people to represent Nigeria in the winter Olympics arrived in Africa's most populous country on Thursday amid final preparations ahead...

It’s Nigeria, Morocco final as Eagles beat Sudan 1-0

01 February 2018
It’s Nigeria, Morocco final as Eagles beat Sudan 1-0

A solitary first half goal by Akwa United FC player, Gabriel Okechukwu, gave Nigeria’s Home-based Eagles victory over hard-fighting Sudan last night in the second semi final of 2018 African...

Man City 15 points clear in EPL as Man United, Chelsea lose

01 February 2018
Man City 15 points clear in EPL as Man United, Chelsea lose

Manchester United and Chelsea couldn't afford any slip-ups if they were to have even the slightest chance of catching Manchester City in the final months of the Premier League. Both...

English clubs the big spenders in record transfer year - FIFA report

31 January 2018
English clubs the big spenders in record transfer year - FIFA report

Football clubs across the world splashed out a record $6.37 billion on players during 2017 with English teams again the biggest spenders, FIFA’s Global Transfer Market Report said. The total...

Federer beats Cilic in Aussie final; wins 20th major title

29 January 2018
Federer beats Cilic in Aussie final; wins 20th major title

As Roger Federer cried while accepting his 20th Grand Slam title, Rod "Rocket" Laver took a chance to snap a picture for posterity. Federer has won more major singles titles...

Nigeria beat South Africa, qualify for FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup

28 January 2018
Nigeria beat South Africa, qualify for FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup

Nigeria U-20 team, Falconets, have qualified for 2018 FIFA Women’s U20 World Cup, after they demolished their South African counterparts 6-0 on Saturday at Sam Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City,...

Woods brings back big crowds, big cheers with a 72

26 January 2018
Woods brings back big crowds, big cheers with a 72

Tiger Woods brought big crowds back to golf, and he even produced a few big roars. In his first PGA Tour event in a year because of a fourth back...

CHAN 2018: Super Eagles through to quarter-final

24 January 2018
CHAN 2018: Super Eagles through to quarter-final

A brilliant second-half display has earned home-based Super Eagles team a place in the quarterfinals of ongoing African Nations Championships, CHAN taking place in Morocco. Nigeria started on the backfoot...

Serena Williams returning to competition for US Fed Cup team

24 January 2018
Serena Williams returning to competition for US Fed Cup team

U.S. Tennis Association says Serena Williams will return to competition for the first time in more than a year at the country's Fed Cup matches against the Netherlands next month....

Lobi Stars go top, Rangers secure derby win; other NPFL results

22 January 2018
Lobi Stars go top, Rangers secure derby win; other NPFL results

Lobi Stars have shot to the top spot on Nigeria Professional Football League table following their lone goal win over the newly-promoted side, Go Round FC, on Sunday. Samad Kadiri...

Iwobi on target in Arsenal’s demolition of Palace

21 January 2018
Iwobi on target in Arsenal’s demolition of Palace

Alex Iwobi got his name on the scoresheet in Arsenal’s 4- 1 victory over Crystal Palace in Saturday’s English Premier League encounter. The Gunners went on a 22-minute rampage in...

Victor Moses scores first EPL goal of the season

21 January 2018
Victor Moses scores first EPL goal of the season

Victor Moses found the back of the net for the first time this season as Chelsea hammered Brighton and Hove Albion 4-0 in Saturday’s English Premier League tie. The wing-back’s...

Aguero treble gets City back on track, United keep up the chase

21 January 2018
Aguero treble gets City back on track, United keep up the chase

A Sergio Aguero hat-trick helped Manchester City get back to winning ways in the Premier League with a 3-1 victory over Newcastle United, as they stayed 12 points ahead of...

Rohr signs another two-year contract

18 January 2018
Rohr signs another two-year contract

Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday in Lagos handed a new two-year deal to Super Eagles coach, Mr Gernot Rohr. Rohr took charge of the national team in 2016, after they...

NPFL: Tornadoes, Plateau United stay on top

18 January 2018
NPFL: Tornadoes, Plateau United stay on top

Niger Tornadoes and Plateau United have taken the early lead on the Nigeria Professional Football League table after Match Day 2 games were concluded across the country on Wednesday. After...

Brazil great Ronaldinho to retire, says brother

17 January 2018
Brazil great Ronaldinho to retire, says brother

Former Brazil and Barcelona midfielder Ronaldinho, who won the World Cup, Champions League, Copa Libertadores and World Player of the Year award, is retiring from the game, his brother and...

Plateau United begin title defence with away win; other NPFL results 

15 January 2018
Plateau United begin title defence with away win; other NPFL results 

Reigning champions of Nigeria Professional Football League, Plateau United on Sunday started their title defence on an impressive note. The Solid Miners secured an away win over Nasarawa United in...

Kane at the double as Spurs rout Everton; Chelsea only draw

14 January 2018
Kane at the double as Spurs rout Everton; Chelsea only draw

Harry Kane continued his rich scoring streak by netting twice in Tottenham Hotspur's 4-0 win over Everton at Wembley as Mauricio Pochettino's side made up ground on third-placed Chelsea who...

Saudi stadiums open for women in a first to watch soccer

13 January 2018
Saudi stadiums open for women in a first to watch soccer

Saudi women were allowed into a sports stadium for the first time Friday to watch a soccer match between two local teams - though they were segregated in the stands...

WBC heavyweight champ Wilder to face unbeaten Ortiz

13 January 2018
WBC heavyweight champ Wilder to face unbeaten Ortiz

WBC heavyweight championship Deontay Wilder is set to meet unbeaten Luis Ortiz on March 3 at Barclays Center. Wilder (39-0, 38 KOs) is coming off a first-round knockout of Bermane...

England to play Nigeria, Costa Rica in World Cup warm-ups

11 January 2018
England to play Nigeria, Costa Rica in World Cup warm-ups

England will prepare for the World Cup with friendlies against Nigeria and Costa Rica before flying to Russia. Gareth Southgate's side will play Nigeria at Wembley Stadium on June 2...





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