22
May2017

Arsenal not for sale, says US owner Kroenke

Arsenal not for sale, says US owner Kroenke

Arsenal majority owner Stan Kroenke said on Monday his shares in the Premier League club were not for sale after media reports that the club’s second-largest investor had made an offer to buy out Kroenke. “KSE (Kroenke Sports & Entertainment) UK Inc is a committed, long-term investor in Arsenal and...

21
May2017

Who is Joel Pereira?: The best Portuguese goalkeeper of the next generation at Man Utd

Who is Joel Pereira?: The best Portuguese goalkeeper of the next generation at Man Utd

The third-choice goalkeeper comes highly recommended by Jose Mourinho and will make his first start against Crystal Palace on Sunday. “We have two fantastic goalkeepers, and we have a third goalkeeper that I think will be the best Portuguese goalkeeper of the next generation,” said Jose Mourinho earlier this month...

15
May2017

Rafael Nadal wins Madrid open title

Rafael Nadal wins Madrid open title

Rafael Nadal beat Dominic Thiem 7-6 (10-8) 6-4 on Sunday to win his fifth Madrid Open title and move into the world’s top four. The Spaniard has now won three straight titles, after his Barcelona Open and Monte Carlo Masters victories, while his record on clay this year is 15-0....

12
May2017

Premier League: Chelsea are kings of England

Premier League: Chelsea are kings of England

Chelsea Football club have emerged champions of the 2016/2017 English Premier League, after a 1-0 win over hosts West Brom which took them to 87 points. They succeeded Leicester City who won it the last season. Chelsea now have 10 points more than closest rivals Tottenham who can only get...

07
May2017

Tyson Fury says he will deal with unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua "like a cat playing with a ball of wool" when he returns to boxing

Tyson Fury says he will deal with unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua "like a cat playing with a ball of wool" when he returns to boxing

Fury, 28, has dealt with depression and lost his boxing licence since beating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015. In a wide-ranging interview, Fury said he will shed eight stone in weight and remove the "fraud from the division". "Joshua is a big man with a puncher's chance and has no...

03
May2017

How Anthony Joshua stirred up emotions in Sagamu

How Anthony Joshua stirred up emotions in Sagamu

Wild celebrations erupted at the makeshift open-air viewing centre in Sagamu, Ogun State, after Anthony Joshua knocked Wladimir Klitschko out in the 11th round to win the world heavyweight title fight at Wembley on Saturday, according to ESPN. One over-enthusiastic fan knocked over the projector from which the game was...

02
May2017

Nigeria to invite Anthony Joshua home

Nigeria to invite Anthony Joshua home

Nigeria’s Federal Government plans to invite Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua, the boxing world heavyweight champion to the country soon. Minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed dropped this hint in the congratulatory message issued on behalf of the Federal Government on Tuesday. Mohammed said the government will soon invite the...

30
Apr2017

Nigerian-born Anthony Joshua knocks out Klitschco

Nigerian-born Anthony Joshua knocks out Klitschco

Nigerian-born Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua delivered one of the great nights in British boxing history by stopping Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round to be crowned IBF, WBA and IBO world heavyweight champion. He staged the feat in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, reported Reuters....

28
Apr2017

Manchester United to honour dead Nigerian fans

Manchester United to honour dead Nigerian fans

Manchester United will on Sunday honour the seven Nigerians who lost their lives while watching the Red Devils’ Europa League against Anderlecht. The Nigerian fans had died when a transformer near the viewing centre where they were watching the match exploded twice. A high tension wire dropped on the structure...

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...

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