23
Apr2017

Man Utd brighten top-four chances with Burnley win

Man Utd brighten top-four chances with Burnley win

Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial scored on their returns to the side as Manchester United improved their hopes of a top-four Premier League finish with a 2-0 win at Burnley on Sunday. The convincing victory — United made light of the season-ending injury to top-scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic — sets up...

23
Apr2017

Rafael Nadal wins unprecedented 10th Monte Carlo Masters title

Rafael Nadal wins unprecedented 10th Monte Carlo Masters title

As the first men's tennis player in the Open era to win the same title 10 times, Rafael Nadal showed Sunday he's likely the best ever on clay after easily beating Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, 6-3 in an all-Spanish final at the Monte Carlo Masters. It was Nadal's 50th career title...

21
Apr2017

Man U, Britain mourn dead Nigerian fans

Man U, Britain mourn dead Nigerian fans

Manchester United FC of England (Man U) has sent condolences to the families of football fans who died while watching Thursday night’s UEFA Europa League match against Anderlecht. No fewer than 30 people died in Calabar after an electricity cable fell on the roof of the viewing centre where they...

20
Apr2017

Tennis superstar Serena Williams confirms pregnancy

Tennis superstar Serena Williams confirms pregnancy

Tennis superstar Serena Williams is pregnant and expecting to deliver her first baby this fall, her spokeswoman said on Wednesday, capping a day of intense speculation set off by a short-lived selfie posting on social media. Williams, who has not played since her Australian Open win in January, citing a...

10
Apr2017

Masters 2017 results: Sergio Garcia beats Justin Rose in a play-off to win his first major title

Masters 2017 results: Sergio Garcia beats Justin Rose in a play-off to win his first major title

Five years after claiming he was not good enough to win a major, Sergio Garcia proved himself wrong in thrilling fashion by beating Justin Rose in a play-off for the Masters. On what would have been the 60th birthday of two-time champion Seve Ballesteros, Garcia became the third Spanish winner...

06
Apr2017

Ahmed Musa to sue over wife beating reports

Ahmed Musa to sue over wife beating reports

Leicester and Nigerian forward,Ahmed Musa is considering legal action after his agent described reports that he was arrested for beating up his wife on her birthday as “inaccurate”. The Nigeria international, who joined the Premier League champions last summer from CSKA Moscow for £16m, was questioned by Leicestershire police in...

01
Apr2017

Chelsea suffer shock loss, Spurs win, Liverpool beat Everton

Chelsea suffer shock loss, Spurs win, Liverpool beat Everton

New life was pumped into the Premier League title race on Saturday after leaders Chelsea suffered a shock 2-1 defeat at home to Crystal Palace, enabling Tottenham Hotspur to cut the gap at the top to seven points after their 2-0 win at Burnley. Liverpool won a feisty Merseyside derby...

31
Mar2017

FIFA hands 1,300-page corruption report to Swiss authorities

FIFA hands 1,300-page corruption report to Swiss authorities

FIFA has completed a 22-month internal inquiry into allegations of high-level corruption and criminal misconduct that buffeted world football and handed its report to Swiss authorities, football's ruling body said on Friday. "FIFA will now return its focus to the game, for fans and players throughout the world," said FIFA...

28
Mar2017

FIFA bans Messi for four Argentina matches

FIFA bans Messi for four Argentina matches

Barcelona star Lionel Messi was suspended for four Argentina matches by FIFA on Tuesday for swearing at an assistant referee, a ban that will see the striker miss out on decisive qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup. Messi was found guilty of “having directed insulting words at an assistant referee”...

27
Mar2017

No professional football club in Nigeria — Onigbinde

No professional football club in Nigeria — Onigbinde

Former Coach of the Super Eagles, Chief Adegboye Onigbinde says there is no Nigerian football club that can truly qualify to be described as a professional football club in the real sense of the word. Onigbinde who was a guest on a radio programme monitored in Abuja said going by...

26
Mar2017

Soyinka to referee in boxing match between Tinubu, Heavyweight Champ Holyfield

Soyinka to referee in boxing match between Tinubu, Heavyweight Champ Holyfield

Legendary five-time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Evander Holyfield will in May, feature in the most anticipated exhibition boxing match that will pitch him against former Lagos State Governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu (BAT). According to a statement by Foluke Michael, the Project Manager of the fight, tagged “Rhumbles in Lagos’’, the...

25
Mar2017

Nigeria, Burkina Faso friendly cancelled

Nigeria, Burkina Faso friendly cancelled

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Saturday said Super Eagles’ second international friendly, against Burkina Faso in London on Monday, has been called off over UK entry visa hitches. Ademola Olajire, NFF’s Director of Media and Communications, said in a statement that the development was after seven players in the...

24
Mar2017

Super Falcons climb up in FIFA ranking

Super Falcons climb up in FIFA ranking

The Super Falcons of Nigeria has moved up by one spot in the latest FIFA women’s ranking released on Friday. Florence Omagbemi’s ladies moved up to 34th position in the world and number one in the African continent. Despite not featuring in friendly matches and recent women invitational tournaments, the...

22
Mar2017

Rohr must fix Super Eagles' problems, says Adepoju

Rohr must fix Super Eagles' problems, says Adepoju

The former midfielder wants the German to use the London friendlies to solve his team's problems ahead of their competitive fixtures later this year. Ex-international, Mutiu Adepoju says Nigeria technical adviser, Gernot Rohr must use the friendly matches in London to fix his side’s weaknesses ahead of the African and...

20
Mar2017

Footballer makes wife and 'girlfriend' speech blunder

Footballer makes wife and 'girlfriend' speech blunder

A footballer whose post-match interview went viral after he thanked his wife and girlfriend has denied being unfaithful. Ghanaian Mohammed Anas, of South Africa's Free State Stars, told the BBC he was referring to his daughter. "My family knows that I call my daughter my girlfriend. That's what I was...

20
Mar2017

FIFA bans Ghanaian referee for life for 'match manipulation'

FIFA bans Ghanaian referee for life for 'match manipulation'

Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey has been banned for life by Fifa for what it calls "match manipulation". The ban results from a penalty he awarded to South Africa in a 2-1 win over Senegal in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in November. He penalised Kalidou Koulibaly for handball, but replays...

19
Mar2017

Federer v Wawrinka: An all Swiss final at Indian Wells

Federer v Wawrinka: An all Swiss final at Indian Wells

Australian Open champion Roger Federer will face compatriot Stan Wawrinka in an all-Swiss final match at the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells in California, the U.S.. The match will be played at 9pm Nigerian time. Wawrinka swept past Spain’s Pablo Busta, the world number 23, 6-3 6-2 in...

18
Mar2017

West Brom humiliate Arsenal

West Brom humiliate Arsenal

Arsenal on Saturday suffered a fourth defeat in five league games as Craig Dawson’s double helped West Brom inflict a major blow to the Gunners’ hopes of a top-four finish. Dawson capitalised on some awful defending from the Gunners to head both of his goals from corners – the first...

17
Mar2017

FIFA bars Mali from international football

FIFA bars Mali from international football

World football body, FIFA on Friday in Zurich said all of Mali’s football clubs have been suspended from international competitions, after the country’s government interfered in the national association. FIFA took action after Mali’s sports Minister, Housseini Amion Guindo, decided to replace the executive body of the Malian Football Association...

17
Mar2017

Jose Mourinho: Manchester United are not ready to dominate Premier League

Jose Mourinho: Manchester United are not ready to dominate Premier League

Manchester United "are not ready to be a dominant force" and fans should forget about a return to the days of Sir Alex Ferguson, manager Jose Mourinho has told BBC Sport. United won 13 Premier League titles under Ferguson, but Mourinho says it is now impossible to be so dominant....

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