Grand Slam clock ticking for weary Serena

25 May 2019
Grand Slam clock ticking for weary Serena

With her 38th birthday fast approaching, the clock is ticking for Serena Williams and on her pursuit of a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title at Roland Garros. The American star...

How IAAF’s 'missing' 5,000 saga was ‘spent’

23 May 2019
How IAAF’s 'missing' 5,000 saga was ‘spent’

The main actors in the IAAF’s ‘missing’ 5, 000 saga yesterday revealed how the money was ‘spent’ by the sports ministry and some key officials of the Athletics Federation of...

Manchester United’s Pogba goes on Umrah pilgrimage

20 May 2019
Manchester United’s Pogba goes on Umrah pilgrimage

Manchester United’s star Paul Pogba travelled to Saudi Arabia for Umrah, a ritual Islamic pilgrimage reports Anadolu Agency. The French midfielder posted a photo on Instagram of the Kaaba, the...

Buhari congratulates Falcons on victory at WAFU Women’s Cup

20 May 2019
Buhari congratulates Falcons on victory at WAFU Women’s Cup

Nigeria woman football team players celebrate with the trophy after their victory against Ivory Coast in the West African Football Union (WAFU) women final football match between Ivory Coast and...

Kelechi Iheanacho wins back Nigeria spot for AFCON after criticism from manager

18 May 2019
Kelechi Iheanacho wins back Nigeria spot for AFCON after criticism from manager

Kelechi Iheanacho has won back his place in the Nigeria squad despite recent criticism from Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr. Iheanacho was dropped by Nigeria in March after Rohr questioned...

Former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas insists he has no plans to retire from football after heart attack

17 May 2019
Former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas insists he has no plans to retire from football after heart attack

Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas has insisted he has no plans to retire from football, despite his recent heart attack. Casillas, who made 725 appearances for Spanish giants Real Madrid, was...

Ex-Super Eagles coach, Christian Chukwu arrives in UK for treatment

17 May 2019
Ex-Super Eagles coach, Christian Chukwu arrives in UK for treatment

Christian Chukwu, the former captain of the old Green Eagles and ex-coach of the Super Eagles has arrived in the United Kingdom (UK) for medical treatment. Chukwu travelled with his...

AFCON: Mikel, Iheanacho return to Eagles

15 May 2019
AFCON: Mikel, Iheanacho return to Eagles

Musa, 22 others for Nations Cup camping Idowu, Utin, 4 others on standby Captain Mikel Obi and Kelechi Iheanacho are back in the Super Eagles as they were named in...

US PGA Championship: Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy eye Olympic debuts in 2020

14 May 2019
US PGA Championship: Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy eye Olympic debuts in 2020

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are both keen to make their Olympic debuts at Tokyo 2020 next summer. Woods, who ended his 11-year wait for a major at last month's...

Time for Anthony Joshua to man up - Tyson Fury

14 May 2019
Time for Anthony Joshua to man up - Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury has told Anthony Joshua to “grow some nuts” and fight him for the undisputed world heavyweight title next year. Fury, Joshua and their US rival Deontay Wilder –...

'It's great to visit Rome city with my daughter Olympia' - Serena Williams

14 May 2019
'It's great to visit Rome city with my daughter Olympia' - Serena Williams

Serena Williams is enjoying her off-court time in Rome. The American player arrived in Italy on Wednesday last week and she visited the city. "Yeah, I actually haven't been able...

Serena Williams pulls out of the Italian Open with a knee injury

14 May 2019
Serena Williams pulls out of the Italian Open with a knee injury

Serena Williams withdrew from the Italian Open on Tuesday ahead of her second-round match against her sister Venus Williams because of an injured left knee. Tournament organizers made the announcement...

Man City retains EPL title, equals Man Utd back-to-back record

13 May 2019
Man City retains EPL title, equals Man Utd back-to-back record

Manchester City has been crowned champions of the 2018/19 English Premier League season, clinching back-to-back titles. Pep Guardiola’s men clinched the EPL title with a 4-1 victory over Brighton at...

Disappointed Jurgen Klopp sends message to Man City after Premier League glory

12 May 2019
Disappointed Jurgen Klopp sends message to Man City after Premier League glory

Jurgen Klopp sent his congratulations to Manchester City after they pipped his side to the Premier League title. Liverpool beat Wolves 2-0 but finished just a point behind Pep Guardiola's...

Yaya Toure quits active football at age 35

11 May 2019
Yaya Toure quits active football at age  35

Former Ivory Coast international Yaya Toure has officially announced retirement from active football. After eight successful seasons with Manchester City, Toure brought an end to his glittering Citizens career at...

Europa League: In extra-time, we were really tired, says Sarri as Chelsea qualify for final

10 May 2019
Europa League: In extra-time, we were really tired, says Sarri as Chelsea qualify for final

Maurizio Sarri admitted Chelsea rode their luck to reach the Europa League final as Kepa Arrizabalaga’s penalty heroics clinched a dramatic 4-3 shoot-out win against Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday. Sarri’s...

Barcelona on brink of SACKING manager Ernesto Valverde after 4-0 humiliation by Liverpool dumped them out of Champions League for second year in a row

08 May 2019
Barcelona on brink of SACKING manager Ernesto Valverde after 4-0 humiliation by Liverpool dumped them out of Champions League for second year in a row

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde is reportedly on the verge of the sack following their Champions League humiliation at Liverpool. The Catalans threw away a three-goal first leg lead to lose...

Lionel Messi inconsolable in dressing room after loss to Liverpool

08 May 2019
Lionel Messi inconsolable in dressing room after loss to Liverpool

Lionel Messi broke down in tears after his dream of winning the Champions League for a fifth time with Barcelona collapsed against Liverpool. The Argentina international was inconsolable in the...

Chelsea transfer ban appeal rejected

08 May 2019
Chelsea transfer ban appeal rejected

The world governing body announced earlier this year that the west London club have been banned from signing players in the next two transfer windows for breaching rules in relation...

FG charges Pinnick with ‘.4m fraud’

08 May 2019
FG charges Pinnick with ‘.4m fraud’

The federal government has charged Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), and four others with alleged misappropriation of .4 million belonging to the federation. The money was...

No mercy for Messi as Klopp’s men club Barça out of Uefa Champions League final.

08 May 2019
No mercy for Messi as Klopp’s men club Barça out of Uefa Champions League final.

Liverpool produced arguably the greatest comeback in their history, defeating Barcelona 4-0 to overturn a 3-0 first leg defeat to qualify for the Uefa Champions League final. It was history...

Pogba ready to dump Man Utd after club fails to qualify

07 May 2019
Pogba ready to dump Man Utd after club fails to qualify

Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, is ready to force his way out of the club after they failed to qualify for next season’s Champions League, ESPN reports. Pogba, who joined...

I was told to pay a bribe before playing for Nigeria – David Alaba of Bayern Munich

04 May 2019
I was told to pay a bribe before playing for Nigeria – David Alaba of Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich star, David Alaba has revealed he chose to play for Austria ahead of Nigeria because he was asked to pay a bribe. Alaba said he was asked to...

Messi-inspired Barcelona hit wasteful Liverpool 3-0

02 May 2019
Messi-inspired Barcelona hit wasteful Liverpool 3-0

Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (C) celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg football match between Barcelona and Liverpool at the Camp Nou Stadium...

Legendary goalkeeper, Iker Casillas suffers heart attack during Porto training

01 May 2019
Legendary goalkeeper, Iker Casillas suffers heart attack during Porto training

Iker Casillas insists 'all is under control' after he had a heart attack while training with Porto. The 37-year-old goalkeeper, who won the World Cup with Spain in 2010, was...

Aftermath of U-17 AFCON: Eaglets rejec t NFF’s N40k

01 May 2019
Aftermath of U-17 AFCON: Eaglets rejec t NFF’s N40k

Players lament poor motivation ‘We used same jerseys for training, matches’ Chieftains of the Nigeria Football Federation are trying to douse the tension in the camp of the Golden Eaglets...

Mike Tyson Regrets

29 April 2019
Mike Tyson Regrets

Mike Tyson used to refer to himself as “the baddest man on the planet” and for good reason. He was bad (as in good) in the ring. He was also...

Pogba's World Cup-winning boots sell for 30,000 euros

29 April 2019
Pogba's World Cup-winning boots sell for 30,000 euros

The football boots with which Paul Pogba effectively won the World Cup for France last year were sold for 30,000 euros at a Paris auction on Monday. The proceeds will...

Pogba’s World Cup-winning boots sell for €30,000

29 April 2019
Pogba’s World Cup-winning boots sell for €30,000

The football boots with which Paul Pogba effectively won the World Cup for France last year were sold for 30,000 euros (,470) at a Paris auction on Monday. The Manchester...

Cameroon defeats Guinea in shoot-out to lift U-17 AFCON

29 April 2019
Cameroon defeats Guinea in shoot-out to lift U-17 AFCON

Cameroon defeated Guinea 5-3 on penalties to be crowned the champions of the Total Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations 2019 at the National Stadium, Dar es Salaam yesterday. Goalkeeper Manfred...

Neymar in trouble again for punching fan after PSG lost Coupe de France final in a penalty shootout to Rennes

28 April 2019
Neymar in trouble again for punching fan after PSG lost Coupe de France final in a penalty shootout to Rennes

The Brazilian had to be restrained by team-mates after a post-match exchange with the supporter Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar may find himself in further trouble after striking a fan following...

Messi sets new records, wins 10th La Liga title with Barcelona

28 April 2019
Messi sets new records, wins 10th La Liga title with Barcelona

Lionel Messi came off the bench to hand Barcelona its fourth La Liga title in five years in a 1-0 defeat of Levante. Messi broke Andre Iniesta’s record as the...

Neymar banned for three Champions League matches over ref rant

26 April 2019
Neymar banned for three Champions League matches over ref rant

Neymar was suspended for three Champions League matches by UEFA on Friday for insulting match officials following Paris Saint-Germain’s shock exit from this season’s tournament to Manchester United. The Brazil...

No going back on retirement from national team – Moses

26 April 2019
No going back on retirement from national team – Moses

Victor Moses is all but ruled out of the upcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt as he has vowed not to rescind his decision to quit the Super...

Otedola presents ,000 cheque to Christian Chukwu for foreign medical treatment

24 April 2019
Otedola presents ,000 cheque to Christian Chukwu for foreign medical treatment

Christian Chukwu, former coach of the Super Eagles and one of Nigeria’s greatest footballers ever, will travel to the UK for further treatment in the first week of May following...

Bundesliga rookie Glasner to take over Wolfsburg from next season

23 April 2019
Bundesliga rookie Glasner to take over Wolfsburg from next season

Bundesliga newcomer Oliver Glasner will take over VfL Wolfsburg from next season after the Austrian coach signed a three-year deal, the German club said on Tuesday. Glasner will succeed current...

The Fastest Person In The World Now A Nigerian! Smashed Usain Bolt’s Record

22 April 2019
The Fastest Person In The World Now A Nigerian! Smashed Usain Bolt’s Record

Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru achievement has again put Nigeria in the radar of victory after he smashed Usain Bolt’s record to become the fastest man in the world. Divine who is...

Barcelona coach, Ernesto Valverde names ‘best manager’ in world football

20 April 2019
Barcelona coach, Ernesto Valverde names ‘best manager’ in world football

Barcelona coach, Ernesto Valverde has identified Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola as the “best manager” in world football. Valverde said this on Friday while reacting to Manchester City’s Champions League...

Golden Eaglets Book 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup Ticket

18 April 2019
Golden Eaglets Book 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup Ticket

Five-time world champions Nigeria became the first African team to book a 2019 FIFA Under-17 World Cup ticket after 1-0 defeat of Angola in Dar es Salaam Wedneday. The win...

Tiger Woods wins first major title in 11 years

15 April 2019
Tiger Woods wins first major title in 11 years

Tiger Woods has won the 83rd edition of The Masters Open at Augusta, scooping his first major title in eleven years. The American golfer sealed his first Major title since...

Woods wins Masters to end 11-year major drought

14 April 2019
Woods wins Masters to end 11-year major drought

Tiger Woods won the Masters for the fifth time on Sunday to land his 15th major title and first since 2008. Woods, who began the final round two shots back...

Eagles get easy draw, face Guinea, Madagascar, Burundi

13 April 2019
Eagles get easy draw, face Guinea, Madagascar, Burundi

Morocco, Cote d’Ivoire, South Africa, Namibia in ‘Group of death’ The Super Eagles of Nigeria were drawn in one of the easiest group yesterday, as the draw for Egypt 2019...

Madrid’s Diego Costa handed eight-match ban for insulting referee

11 April 2019
Madrid’s Diego Costa handed eight-match ban for insulting referee

Diego Costa has been suspended for eight matches after insulting the referee during Atlético Madrid’s 2-0 defeat by Barcelona on Saturday. Costa was sent off for dissent in the 28th...

Diego Maradona to resign as coach of Mexican Club, Dorados over ‘referee bias’

07 April 2019
Diego Maradona to resign as coach of Mexican Club, Dorados over ‘referee bias’

Argentina great Diego Maradona said he will quit his job with Mexican second-division club Dorados at the end of the season over perceived refereeing bias against his team. The 58-year-old...

Super Eagles move to third in Africa in the New FIFA ranking

06 April 2019
Super Eagles move to third in Africa in the New FIFA ranking

The Super Eagles are now ranked third in Africa after moving up four places to 42 in the latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday. The three-time African champions earned wins...

Osaze Odemwingie announces retirement from football

04 April 2019
Osaze Odemwingie announces retirement from football

Former Super Eagles striker Peter Odemwingie has announced his retirement from football at the UEFA’s Equal Game conference at Wembley on Wednesday. On his retirement, Odemwingie said: “It’s an emotional...

Lionel Messi moves ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo as all-time top goalscorer in Europe's top five leagues

03 April 2019
Lionel Messi moves ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo as all-time top goalscorer in Europe's top five leagues

Lionel Messi's late free-kick against Villarreal did not just give Barcelona hope of claiming a point but also saw him enter the record books. The superb set-piece saw the Argentine...

Brazil football legend Pele hospitalised with strong fever in Paris

03 April 2019
Brazil football legend Pele hospitalised with strong fever in Paris

Brazil football legend Pele was hospitalised in Paris late on Tuesday, although he is not in a life-threatening condition, RMC Sport reported on its website. Pele was admitted to hospital...

Somebody asked the Pope if calling Lionel Messi 'God' is sacrilegious, and he responded

01 April 2019
Somebody asked the Pope if calling Lionel Messi 'God' is sacrilegious, and he responded

Lionel Messi is not actually God, according to Pope Francis. The FC Barcelona and Argentina national team soccer player is a divinely-skilled forward who spreads his wings to glide past...

‘Angry’ Lionel Messi: My son, 6, asks me why in Argentina they want to kill me

29 March 2019

The Barcelona legend slammed "many lies" after he pulled out of his country's second friendly last week with injury. Messi is furious but "not surprised" his commitment to Argentina is...

Onuachu scores second fastest goal in international football history as Eagles beat Egypt 1-0

27 March 2019
Onuachu scores second fastest goal in international football history as Eagles beat Egypt 1-0

Debutant, Paul Onuachu scored the second fastest goal in the history of international football when he blasted the ball past Egypt’s goalkeeper, Mahmoud Gennesh, less than seven seconds after the...

Super Falcons star, Asisat Oshoala meets Lionel Messi at training

25 March 2019

Super Falcons star, Asisat Oshoala, has posted a picture of herself with Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi. Oshoala, who recently joined Barcelona and has scored one goal, was delighted to have...

Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi? Ex-Barcelona ace reveals who is better

25 March 2019

Lionel Messi is a "technically" better player than rival Cristiano Ronaldo but the latter's achievements shouldnt be overlooked That’s the verdict of Brazilian legend Romario. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo ...

Nigeria vs Libya: Osimhen hat-trick delivers U23 AFCON qualification

25 March 2019
Nigeria vs Libya: Osimhen hat-trick delivers U23 AFCON qualification

Hat-trick hero Victor Osimhen celebrates with Samuel Chukwueze and Kelechi Nwakali. Victor Osimhen’s hat-trick and a goal from Chidozie Okereke against Libya handed Nigeria a slot in the U23 Africa...

Alvaro Morata shocked by Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku talks and will target Antonio Conte link-up at Chelsea

08 July 2017

Manchester United’s surprise move for Romelu Lukaku has left Alvaro Morate in limbo. The Real Madrid striker was convinced as late as Wednesday that he was days away from being...

FIFA hammers Sudan FA

07 July 2017

FIFA wielded the big stick on Friday and suspended the Sudan Football Association (SFA). The order effectively stripped Sudan from participating in all international competitions. The football governing body said...

Iheanacho set to join Leicester for £25m

07 July 2017

Manchester City and Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho is close to making move worth £25 million (about N1.25 billion) to former English Premier League champions Leicester City. According to media...

Super Eagles goalkeeper Carl Ikeme diagnosed with acute leukaemia

07 July 2017

Super Eagles’ England-based goalkeeper Carl Ikeme is to begin chemotherapy after being diagnosed with acute leukaemia, according to media reports in London on Thursday. The 31-year-old player of Championship side...

FIFA Ranking: Nigeria drops to 39th, Germany back atop

06 July 2017

The Super Eagles have dropped to the 39th spot from 38th in the July FIFA World Rankings. The rankings table on FIFA’s website on Thursday indicated that Nigeria now has...

Messi seals his Barcelona renewal, extending to 2021 with a €300m release clause

05 July 2017

Barcelona and Lionel Messi have finally come to an agreement and the player will renew his contract with the Catalan club until 2021, with a further one-year option. As for...

Nigerian keeper Vincent Enyeama's Lille future is in doubt

04 July 2017

Former Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama is one of 11 players who has been told they are no longer required by new Lille coach Marcelo Bielsa. The French club's new Argentine...

South Africa disappointed by Cosafa exit

03 July 2017

South Africa coach Stuart Baxter was left frustrated after his side were knocked out of the Cosafa Cup in the quarter-finals losing 1-0 to Tanzania. The hosts and defending regional...

Sports world shocked by decision in Manny Pacquiao-Jeff Horn fight

02 July 2017

Shock and disappointment permeated social media on Saturday night as all three judges awarded Jeff Horn of Australia a unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines in the WBO...

Tiote’s death is a lesson to all of us – Kanu Nwankwo

01 July 2017

Former Super Eagles striker, Kanu Nwankwo, has urged Africans to become more aware of heart-related diseases, following the untimely death of Ivory Coast international, Cheick Tiote. Tiote collapsed and died...

Nigerian company forms football club in South Africa

30 June 2017

A Nigerian firm based in South Africa, Soldee Group, has formed an amateur football club in that country. Doris Solarin, a Director in the firm, told the News Agency of...

Ronaldo shows off his twin baby boys

30 June 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo will be missing in action on Sunday in Portugal’s third-place match at the 2017 Confederations Cup. Instead, he will be in the United States west coast, playing nanny,...

Nigeria Olympic Day run thrills Ghana, NOC/NSPAC

30 June 2017

Nigeria Sports for All Commission has praised the fitness clubs and individuals that trooped out in their hundreds to observe the 2017 Olympic Day Celebration held on Saturday 24th June...

Klitschko’s camp favours Las Vegas for rematch with Joshua

30 June 2017

IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua might need to do some traveling if he wants to fight a rematch with the 41-year-old Wladimir Klitschko. According to Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn, Las...

Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Portugal Confederations Cup squad to meet newborn twins for first time

29 June 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo has left the Confederations Cup in Russia following the birth of his twins the Portuguese Football Federation have told Sky Sports News HQ. The 32-year-old will not play...

McEnroe regrets Serena 'No. 700 on men's tour' remark

29 June 2017

John McEnroe said Wednesday he would have been better off never trying to compare Serena Williams to men's tennis players after the furor over his remark that she would rank...

Messi's star-studded Argentine wedding: what we know

29 June 2017

Football and showbiz stars will gather in northern Argentina on Friday for Latin America's celebrity wedding of the decade when Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi marries his childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo....

FIFA publishes Garcia report

28 June 2017

FIFA has published the Report on the Inquiry into the 2018/2022 FIFA World Cup Bidding Process, also known as the “Garcia Report”. The report which is downloadable on the FIFA...

Egyptian star ready for Nigerian ladies in Morocco

27 June 2017

The defeat in the final of the 2016 ITTF African Championship in Agadir, Morocco last October is still fresh in the memory of Dina Meshref and with the staging of...

Jose Mourinho loses dad

27 June 2017

Jose Mourinho’s father, Felix has passed away. He was 79. Manchester United broke the news of the death on their website today as they offered condolences for their manager who...

El Hadji Diouf: I am not a bad guy, says controversial Senegal great

26 June 2017

El Hadji Diouf is a hero in Senegal. Everywhere he goes, he is mobbed by fans both young and old. His countrymen are still grateful for the stellar role he...

Confederations Cup: Ronaldo helps Portugal into semi-final as hosts Russia out

25 June 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a penalty as Portugal beat New Zealand 4-0 to seal their semi-final place at the Confederations Cup. Ronaldo’s 33rd-minute goal was followed by strikes from Manchester City-bound...

Lionel Messi 'could swap tax fraud jail sentence for fine'

24 June 2017

Football star Lionel Messi could avoid a 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud by paying a fine, Spanish media are reporting. Spain's state prosecutor would swap jail time for a...

Mohamed Salah: Liverpool sign Roma's former Chelsea winger for £34m

23 June 2017

Liverpool have completed the 39m euro (£34m) signing of Roma's former Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian, 25, has signed a five-year deal and has been a prime target for...

'Africa must do more for women's football

21 June 2017

African nations are not doing enough to promote women's football, according to Meskerem Tadesse Goshime of the Ethiopian Football Federation. The deputy secretary general's comments come in the wake of...

Man Utd have concerns about Cristiano Ronaldo bid

20 June 2017

Manchester United have reservations about trying to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford this summer, Sky Sports understands. The Real Madrid forward has been linked with a move back...

Heavyweight boxer Tim Hague dies after fight

19 June 2017

A former UFC fighter has died after succumbing to injuries suffered in a brutal knock out he suffered in a boxing match on Friday. Tim Hague passed away on Sunday...

Get me Man U move, Ronaldo instructs agent

18 June 2017

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is prioritising a move to Manchester United in the summer transfer window, according to reports in Italy. It’s understood Ronaldo is considering a move away...

Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid

16 June 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid because he does not want to play in Spain any more, Sky sources understand. The former Manchester United winger is angry about the...

Boxing champion Anthony Joshua to visit Nigeria in August

15 June 2017

World boxing heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, is set to visit Nigeria on a three-day tour in August. According to the organisers of the visit, Peel Aston Global, the British-born Nigerian...

Diego Costa's future in limbo as he waits for Chelsea's transfer decision

12 June 2017

Diego Costa is waiting on a decision from Chelsea as rumours continue to swirl over his future at Stamford Bridge. Costa scored a vital goal for Spain in their 2-1...

Cristiano Ronaldo becomes father to newborn twins

11 June 2017

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has become a father to twins with a surrogate mother, Portuguese media reported on Saturday. Reports said the babies – a girl and boy named...

Barcelona shirts BANNED in Saudi Arabia with possible £120,000 fine and 15-year prison sentence

11 June 2017

Wearing a Barcelona shirt in Saudi Arabia could land you with a fine of up to £120,000 and a 15-year prison sentence, due to the club's continued ties with Qatar...

South Africa beat Nigeria 2-0

10 June 2017

South Africa recorded their first-ever competitive victory over Nigeria on Saturday, winning in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Uyo 2-0. Nigeria and South Africa had clashed 12...

Manchester United confirm Zlatan Ibrahimovic's departure

09 June 2017

Man Utd news includes confirmation on the future of Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic who is out of contract this summer. Zlatan Ibrahimovic will leave Manchester United after one season at...

Ederson Moraes: Manchester City sign goalkeeper from Benfica for £35m

08 June 2017

Manchester City have signed goalkeeper Ederson Moraes for £35m from Benfica. The 23-year-old broke into the Benfica team last March and won the Portuguese league and cup double this season....

Manchester United now world’s richest football club

07 June 2017

Europa League champions Manchester United have overtaken record UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid as the world’s most valuable football club, going by statistics provided by business magazine Forbes. Manchester...

The world's highest-paid soccer players 2017: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi lead the list - Christina Settimi

04 June 2017

Ten years ago FORBES wrote, “While not in the same earnings league as Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods, top-paid soccer players are getting within touching distance of the better-paid U.S....

Two-goal Ronaldo fires Real to 12th European title

04 June 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid beat Juventus 4-1 in a memorable Champions League final full of attacking verve and brilliant goals on Saturday as the Spaniards won the...

United players dedicate Europa League win to Manchester victims

25 May 2017

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has dedicated their Europa League triumph over Ajax Amsterdam to the victims of the deadly bomb attack in Manchester on Monday, while Juan Mata and...

Arsenal not for sale, says US owner Kroenke

22 May 2017

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...

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

21 May 2017

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...

Rafael Nadal wins Madrid open title

15 May 2017

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...

Premier League: Chelsea are kings of England

12 May 2017

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...

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

07 May 2017
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...

How Anthony Joshua stirred up emotions in Sagamu

03 May 2017

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...

Nigeria to invite Anthony Joshua home

02 May 2017

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...

Nigerian-born Anthony Joshua knocks out Klitschco

30 April 2017

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...

Manchester United to honour dead Nigerian fans

28 April 2017

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...

Man Utd brighten top-four chances with Burnley win

23 April 2017

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...

Rafael Nadal wins unprecedented 10th Monte Carlo Masters title

23 April 2017

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...

Man U, Britain mourn dead Nigerian fans

21 April 2017

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...

Tennis superstar Serena Williams confirms pregnancy

20 April 2017

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...

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

10 April 2017

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...

Ahmed Musa to sue over wife beating reports

06 April 2017

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...

Chelsea suffer shock loss, Spurs win, Liverpool beat Everton

01 April 2017

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...

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

31 March 2017

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...

FIFA bans Messi for four Argentina matches

28 March 2017

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...

No professional football club in Nigeria — Onigbinde

27 March 2017

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...

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

26 March 2017

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...

Nigeria, Burkina Faso friendly cancelled

25 March 2017

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...

Super Falcons climb up in FIFA ranking

24 March 2017

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...

Rohr must fix Super Eagles' problems, says Adepoju

22 March 2017

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...

Footballer makes wife and 'girlfriend' speech blunder

20 March 2017

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...

FIFA bans Ghanaian referee for life for 'match manipulation'

20 March 2017

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...

Federer v Wawrinka: An all Swiss final at Indian Wells

19 March 2017

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...