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Kvitova silences ‘soccer’ crowd to beat Sakkari in Melbourne

MELBOURNE Petra Kvitova compared the atmosphere created by Greek Maria Sakkari’s supporters on Rod Laver Arena to “a soccer match” but cut through the...

CAF CC: Enyimba Midfielder Oladapo “Hopeful” Club Can Save Face for Nigeria, Feels Sad for Rangers

Rangers have played four games, but failed to win any and have just 2 points; they need to win their remaining matches to stand...

Iheanacho wins Man of The Match Award in Foxes victory against Brentford

He has now scored nine goals in his nine FA Cup starts (5 goals for Leicester & 4 for Manchester City). The goal also increased the 23-year-old’s tally...

No Worries! Okechukwu benched in Basaksehir Defeat, but is All Smiles in the Morning

Goals courtesy of Max Kruse (72′) and Vedat Muriqi (86′) ensured the host secured maximum points in the keenly contested game.   The result at the...

After Brexit-settling election, UK firms see business bounce

LUTON, England At Bruderer UK, a small firm selling metal-stamping machines from an industrial estate just north of London, business kicked into high gear...

Super Lig: Onazi debuts in Denizlispor’s loss

        Super Eagles midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi made his first appearance for new club Denizlispor on Sunday as they fell to a 2-1 defeat away at...

Manchester City 4-0 Fulham: Gabriel Jesus double downs 10-man Cottagers

Gabriel Jesus grabbed a brace as Manchester City registered a 4-0 win over Fulham FC on Sunday at the Etihad Stadium to qualify to...

📺 WATCH: Gor Mahia vs Bandari highlights

Gor Mahia thumped Bandari 3-0 to move to within a point of log leaders Kakamega Homeboyz in a Kenyan Premier League clash staged at...

Djokovic’s five-year-old son ‘born with a backhand’

Novak Djokovic says his young son is a big tennis fan who likes picking up a racquet, but he won’t be pushing him to...

🇿🇲 🇦🇴 📹: Watch Zesco United 1-1 Primiero de Agosto

Striker Winston Kalengo's was canceled out by Ary Papel's strike to make sure Zesco United and Primiero de Agosto played out to a 1-1...

Inter 1-1 Cagliari: Nainggolan denies parent club as Martinez sees red for strop

Radja Nainggolan struck late on against his parent club as 10-man Inter's winless run in Serie A extended with a 1-1 draw at home...

Saudi League: Ogu Delighted With Al Adalah Showing in Draw At Al Ittihad

Super Eagles midfielder John Ogu has expressed his satisfaction with his performance and that of his Al Adalah teammates in their 0-0 away draw...

Manchester City punish 10-man Fulham 4-0 to reach FA Cup last 16

Holders Manchester City served up an attacking masterclass as they thrashed 10-man Fulham 4-0 in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday, with Gabriel...

Akwa Ibom footballers are exceptional talents – Ojo Paul Omamomo

NFF Intermediary and Nigerian agent/scout has said that Akwa Ibom footballers are exceptional talents in the field of sports most especially football. He made the...

Matlock Town footballer dies in hospital after assault

  Matlock Town footballer has died in hospital after being assaulted. Jordan Sinnott was found unconscious with a suspected fractured skull following a disturbance in Retford,...

CAF Champions League: Raja, Esperance

Raja Casablanca on Saturday picked up a point at Esperance de Tunis to qualify for Caf Champions League quarterfinals.  The record-setting Esperance top Pool D...

Erico, Owolabi, Adelabu, Lawal, make case for enrichment of local league

Seek Accommodation For Home-based Players In Eagles Football has been described as more than just a game. It’s now more of a lifestyle, which defines...

Chikwelu scores Brace (Her third Goal since moving to Spain) as Madrid beats Espanyol

Chikwelu completed a move to the Primera División Femenina this January on a Six-month deal, after spending a decade in Sweden.   Between her time at...

NPFL: Three-horse race lights up Match Day 17

A seeming three-horse race is gradually shaping up at the top of the 2019/20 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) which enters Match Day 17...

Kyrgios wins marathon, Nadal rolls on, Pliskova out

Australia’s Nick Kyrgios prevailed 6/2; 7/6(5); 6/7(8); 6/7(9); 7/6 (10-8) over Russia’s strongman Karen Khachanov in a marathon on Melbourne Arena. The titanic battle...

Confirmed: Tusker and Ulinzi Stars starting lineups

Tusker FC head coach Robert Matano has paraded his side to face Ulinzi Stars in a Kenyan Premier League match slated for a 2...

Barty says proud of indigenous heritage after Australia Day win

MELBOURNE Australian top seed Ash Barty said she was proud of her indigenous heritage but deflected questions about a contentious national holiday after advancing...

In-form Raonic downs Cilic to ease into quarter-finals

MELBOURNE In-form Canadian Milos Raonic pounded down 35 aces and 55 winners to overcome Croatian Marin Cilic 6-4 6-3 7-5 on Sunday and become...

Inter CEO Marotta ‘optimistic’ of finalising Eriksen deal in next few days

Inter chief executive Giuseppe Marotta is "confident" the Italian club will finalise a deal for Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen before the January window closes. The...

Solskjaer not fearing for job amid Man Utd struggles

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisted he held no fears over his job at the helm of Manchester United, but accepted results were needed. Solskjaer is under...

Rumour Has It: PSG interested in Aubameyang amid Barcelona links

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang continues to be linked with a move from Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain are the latest European heavyweight reportedly interested in the forward. Aubameyang,...

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Leganes: Toothless hosts fail to bounce back from Copa embarrassment

Atletico Madrid failed to bounce back from their Copa del Rey humiliation to Cultural Leonesa as they were held to a 0-0 draw at...

Iheanacho encourages himself after Leicester glorious feat

Super Eagles striker,Kelechi Iheanacho, has been singing song of praises since last Saturday glorious outing in the Leicester City victory over Brentford in the...

Sandgren reaches quarter-finals for second time after Fognini farce

MELBOURNE World number 100 Tennys Sandgren reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open for the second time in three years with an ill-tempered 7-6(5)...

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Chikwelu scores Brace (Her third Goal since moving to Spain) as Madrid beats Espanyol

Chikwelu completed a move to the Primera División Femenina this January on a Six-month deal, after spending a decade in Sweden.   Between her time at...

CAF CC: Enyimba Midfielder Oladapo “Hopeful” Club Can Save Face for Nigeria, Feels Sad for Rangers

Rangers have played four games, but failed to win any and have just 2 points; they need to win their remaining matches to stand...

No quick fix for Atletico with 0-0 draw against Leganes

MADRID Atletico Madrid’s dire run of results continued with a dismal goalless draw at home against 19th-placed strugglers Leganes in La Liga which ended...

Inter held again after on-loan Nainggolan scores against them

MILAN Second-placed Inter Milan were held to a third successive 1-1 draw after Radja Nainggolan, a player they loaned to Cagliari for this season,...

Manchester City punish 10-man Fulham 4-0 to reach FA Cup last 16

Holders Manchester City served up an attacking masterclass as they thrashed 10-man Fulham 4-0 in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday, with Gabriel...

Manchester City 4-0 Fulham: Ream red paves way for FA Cup holders’ triumph

Manchester City breezed through to the FA Cup fifth round with a 4-0 win over 10-man Fulham at Etihad Stadium. Pep Guardiola made eight changes from...

Nainggolan pleased to have denied Inter after being ‘treated like a toy’

Radja Nainggolan admits he took a degree of satisfaction from scoring the goal that earned Cagliari a 1-1 draw at Inter after being "treated...

Neymar determined to give everything for PSG – Navas

Neymar is "determined to give everything" for Paris Saint-Germain, according to goalkeeper Keylor Navas. Brazil international Neymar was heavily linked with a return to Barcelona...

Guardiola eyes Man Utd showdown after FA Cup victory

Pep Guardiola quickly turned his focus towards Manchester United after Manchester City thrashed Fulham 4-0 in the FA Cup fourth round. The game as a...

Phenomenal’ Liverpool too good for Man City – Guardiola

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola conceded the Premier League title to Liverpool and believes no team in the world would be able to stay...

Martinez sees red as Nainggolan frustrates Inter Milan

Radja Nainggolan grabbed the equaliser in a 1-1 draw for Cagliari to dent the title ambitions of his parent club Inter Milan, who struggled...

NWFL celebrates Nnadozie’s Paris FC deal

The board of the Nigeria Women Football League, headed by Aisha Falode, has sent a hearty congratulations to Rivers Angels of Port Harcourt and...

Solskjaer provides update on Manchester United spending in transfers

With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer under pressure, the manager has revealed he will not spend millions of pounds of Manchester United's money just to save his...

QPR’s Nigerian Winger Osayi-Samuel on Burnley Radar

Premier League club Burnley are keeping an eye on the progress of QPR Nigerian winger Bright Osayi-Samuel, Completesports..com reports. The Sun reporter Alan Nixon ...

Chikwelu Bags Brace In Madrid Ladies’ Win At Espanyol

Super Falcons midfielder, Rita Chikwelu, continued her impressive start to her career in the Spanish women’s top flight – Primera Iberdrola, as she bagged...

Manchester United demand £25m for Chris Smalling from Roma

With rumours strife that defender Chris Smalling is keen in making his loan move to AS Roma a permanent one, Manchester United are said...

CAF Champions League: Raja, Esperance

Raja Casablanca on Saturday picked up a point at Esperance de Tunis to qualify for Caf Champions League quarterfinals.  The record-setting Esperance top Pool D...

Manchester City 4-0 Fulham: Gabriel Jesus double downs 10-man Cottagers

Gabriel Jesus grabbed a brace as Manchester City registered a 4-0 win over Fulham FC on Sunday at the Etihad Stadium to qualify to...

Pablo Mari arrives in London ahead of Arsenal transfer

Spanish defender, Pablo Mari, has landed in London for a medical with Arsenal this weekend. A tweet on Friday night showed Mari in conversation with...

Iheanacho encourages himself after Leicester glorious feat

Super Eagles striker,Kelechi Iheanacho, has been singing song of praises since last Saturday glorious outing in the Leicester City victory over Brentford in the...

Semi Ajayi sees Red but West Brom Seal Narrow Win Over West Ham

Ajayi was sent off late on (72′) in the game following a second booking, but with a man less, the visitors held on to...

Iheanacho’s Goal fires Leicester City into FA Cup Fifth Round

Kelechi Iheanacho scored his 10th FA Cup goal and the first in his first appearance in the competition this season for Leicester as they...

Sandgren in quarter-finals for second time after Fognini ‘war’

MELBOURNE World number 100 Tennys Sandgren reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open for the second time in three years with a 7-6(5) 7-5...

Barty says proud of indigenous heritage after Australia Day win

MELBOURNE Australian top seed Ash Barty said she was proud of her indigenous heritage but deflected questions about a contentious national holiday after advancing...

Graphic: Confidence rises in UK economy after election, but will it last?

LONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s emphatic December election win has triggered a burst of optimism among British businesses and consumers, weakening the case for...

Federer shifts gear after slow start to reach Melbourne quarters

MELBOURNE Roger Federer regained control after a slow start against Hungarian Marton Fucsovics to march into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open with a...

After Brexit-settling election, UK firms see business bounce

LUTON, England At Bruderer UK, a small firm selling metal-stamping machines from an industrial estate just north of London, business kicked into high gear...

Day seven at the Australian Open

MELBOURNE Defending champion Novak Djokovic reached his 11th Australian Open quarter-final with a 6-3 6-4 6-4 victory over Argentine Diego Schwartzman on Sunday, while...

Football

Chikwelu scores Brace (Her third Goal since moving to Spain) as Madrid beats Espanyol

Chikwelu completed a move to the Primera División Femenina this January on a Six-month deal, after spending a decade in Sweden.   Between her time at...

CAF CC: Enyimba Midfielder Oladapo “Hopeful” Club Can Save Face for Nigeria, Feels Sad for Rangers

Rangers have played four games, but failed to win any and have just 2 points; they need to win their remaining matches to stand...

No quick fix for Atletico with 0-0 draw against Leganes

MADRID Atletico Madrid’s dire run of results continued with a dismal goalless draw at home against 19th-placed strugglers Leganes in La Liga which ended...

Inter held again after on-loan Nainggolan scores against them

MILAN Second-placed Inter Milan were held to a third successive 1-1 draw after Radja Nainggolan, a player they loaned to Cagliari for this season,...

Manchester City punish 10-man Fulham 4-0 to reach FA Cup last 16

Holders Manchester City served up an attacking masterclass as they thrashed 10-man Fulham 4-0 in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday, with Gabriel...

Manchester City 4-0 Fulham: Ream red paves way for FA Cup holders’ triumph

Manchester City breezed through to the FA Cup fifth round with a 4-0 win over 10-man Fulham at Etihad Stadium. Pep Guardiola made eight changes from...

Nainggolan pleased to have denied Inter after being ‘treated like a toy’

Radja Nainggolan admits he took a degree of satisfaction from scoring the goal that earned Cagliari a 1-1 draw at Inter after being "treated...

Neymar determined to give everything for PSG – Navas

Neymar is "determined to give everything" for Paris Saint-Germain, according to goalkeeper Keylor Navas. Brazil international Neymar was heavily linked with a return to Barcelona...

Guardiola eyes Man Utd showdown after FA Cup victory

Pep Guardiola quickly turned his focus towards Manchester United after Manchester City thrashed Fulham 4-0 in the FA Cup fourth round. The game as a...

Phenomenal’ Liverpool too good for Man City – Guardiola

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola conceded the Premier League title to Liverpool and believes no team in the world would be able to stay...

Martinez sees red as Nainggolan frustrates Inter Milan

Radja Nainggolan grabbed the equaliser in a 1-1 draw for Cagliari to dent the title ambitions of his parent club Inter Milan, who struggled...

NWFL celebrates Nnadozie’s Paris FC deal

The board of the Nigeria Women Football League, headed by Aisha Falode, has sent a hearty congratulations to Rivers Angels of Port Harcourt and...

Solskjaer provides update on Manchester United spending in transfers

With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer under pressure, the manager has revealed he will not spend millions of pounds of Manchester United's money just to save his...

QPR’s Nigerian Winger Osayi-Samuel on Burnley Radar

Premier League club Burnley are keeping an eye on the progress of QPR Nigerian winger Bright Osayi-Samuel, Completesports..com reports. The Sun reporter Alan Nixon ...

Chikwelu Bags Brace In Madrid Ladies’ Win At Espanyol

Super Falcons midfielder, Rita Chikwelu, continued her impressive start to her career in the Spanish women’s top flight – Primera Iberdrola, as she bagged...

Manchester United demand £25m for Chris Smalling from Roma

With rumours strife that defender Chris Smalling is keen in making his loan move to AS Roma a permanent one, Manchester United are said...

CAF Champions League: Raja, Esperance

Raja Casablanca on Saturday picked up a point at Esperance de Tunis to qualify for Caf Champions League quarterfinals.  The record-setting Esperance top Pool D...

Manchester City 4-0 Fulham: Gabriel Jesus double downs 10-man Cottagers

Gabriel Jesus grabbed a brace as Manchester City registered a 4-0 win over Fulham FC on Sunday at the Etihad Stadium to qualify to...

Pablo Mari arrives in London ahead of Arsenal transfer

Spanish defender, Pablo Mari, has landed in London for a medical with Arsenal this weekend. A tweet on Friday night showed Mari in conversation with...

Iheanacho encourages himself after Leicester glorious feat

Super Eagles striker,Kelechi Iheanacho, has been singing song of praises since last Saturday glorious outing in the Leicester City victory over Brentford in the...

Semi Ajayi sees Red but West Brom Seal Narrow Win Over West Ham

Ajayi was sent off late on (72′) in the game following a second booking, but with a man less, the visitors held on to...

Iheanacho’s Goal fires Leicester City into FA Cup Fifth Round

Kelechi Iheanacho scored his 10th FA Cup goal and the first in his first appearance in the competition this season for Leicester as they...

Inter 1-1 Cagliari: Nainggolan denies parent club as Martinez sees red for strop

Radja Nainggolan struck late on against his parent club as 10-man Inter's winless run in Serie A extended with a 1-1 draw at home...

Erico, Owolabi, Adelabu, Lawal, make case for enrichment of local league

Seek Accommodation For Home-based Players In Eagles Football has been described as more than just a game. It’s now more of a lifestyle, which defines...

Rangers boss hails his January signings after three straight wins

Posta Rangers head coach Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo has hailed his January acquisitions in their week 19 over Wazito FC. Rangers have won all their three...

Tusker 1-1 Ulinzi Stars: The Soldiers and Brewers extend long unbeaten runs with a draw

Tusker and Ulinzi Stars made it 12 and 15 games unbeaten respectively after registering a 1-1 draw in a Kenyan Premier League match staged...

🇹🇳 🏆 Esperance set new Caf Champions League record

Tunisian champions Esperance on Saturday set a new Caf Champions League of the longest unbeaten run in Africa's top club competition. The Tunisians drew 2-2...

Boxing

Anthony Joshua backs Fury to win rematch against Wilder

  Anthony Joshua expects British heavyweight rival Tyson Fury to beat Deontay Wilder in the pair’s much-anticipated rematch in Las Vegas. Fury and Wilder will step...

Anthony Joshua: I won’t let fame change me

World heavyweight champion boxer Anthony Joshua will never let fame change him and insists he’s as grounded in reality as he ever was. The 30-year-old...

Conor McGregor handed £50k for defeating in 40 seconds

  Conor McGregor was awarded a £50,000 bonus by UFC president Dana White after the ‘Notorious’ defeated Donald Cerrone in his return to the Octagon. The...

Fury’s camp slams Joshua for lying about holding talks with Wilder

Frank Warren has slammed Anthony Joshua for lying about holding talks with Deontay Wilder over a unification fight after his rematch with Tyson Fury. The...

Lagos Governor’s Belt  Champion ranked 8th in the world

2019 Lagos Governor’s Belt winner Abdulafeez Osoba has been ranked the eighth best amateur boxer in the Welterweight division in the world, according to...

Joshua receives huge pay to fight Wilder, Fury in Saudi Arabia

Anthony Joshua has been approached by Saudi Arabia to stage a mega-fight with the winner of Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, according to AJ’s...

Ruiz splits with trainer as he plots comeback from Joshua defeat

  Andy Ruiz has split from his trainer, Manuel Robles Jr. Ruiz became the unified heavyweight champion of the world when he sensationally dethroned Anthony Joshua...

Knockout specialist, Ehwarieme eyes Edo 2020 Sports Festival crown

After his historic victory against Argentine’s Ariel Baracamonte in their World Boxing Federation (WBF) Intercontinental heavyweight title fight in Lagos on December 28, Onoriode...

‘Everyone wants to see my fight against Wilder’

Anthony Joshua has revealed he has already held talks to fight Deontay Wilder in 2020 in order to try and delay a THIRD bout...

Boxing: Fury reveals three-fight plan ahead of Wilder rematch

Brit superstar Tyson Fury has reaffirmed that he will fight at least two more times after his blockbuster rematch with Deontay Wilder. The 31-year-old ‘Gypsy...

Boxing: Joshua,Hearn hold talks with Usyk’s agent in London

British heavyweight, Anthony Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn have been pictured in London with Oleksandr Usyk’s manager Alexander Krassyuk. Joshua is currently choosing whether...

Enjoy yourself, Wilder tells Fury after masturbation admission

  Deontay Wilder has told Tyson Fury to “enjoy himself” after the British heavyweight claimed that he is “masturbating seven times a day” as part...

Kubrat Pulev vs Anthony Joshua bout may hold in May

Kubrat Pulev on Thursday appears to have confirmed that he will fight Anthony Joshua in Istanbul in May 2020. The 38-year-old posted a link to...

Tyson reveals disturbing details about his children’s hatred towards African Americans

Whenever Mike Tyson’s name comes up in a conversation, many will equate him as one of the best boxers of all time. During his...

Nigeria’s Oto Joe Boy stripped of ABU title

• ‘Fight of The Decade’ can still hold, says NBB of C • I did not receive any letter, boxer insists One of Nigeria’s brightest boxers...

Anthony Joshua is no longer aggressive boxer, says Dillian Whyte

Dillian Whyte claims Anthony Joshua has deserted the “aggressive” style that made him exciting and popular and insists the world champion will not be...

Fury turns down £10m Sky Box Office bid for Wilder rematch

  BT Sport has seen off the challenge of Sky Sports in order to win the rights to the upcoming boxing rematch between Tyson Fury...

I want to break the jinx, says Bash Ali

• Insists he got Buhari’s approval for Guinness Book of Record fight “Why is it that when a Nigerian stands up to do something great...

I masturbate seven times ahead Wilder rematch–Fury

Tyson Fury has shockingly revealed that he masturbates seven times a day to get himself in top shape ahead of his rematch against Deontay...

Sports ministry denies presidential consent for Bash Ali’s ‘Guinness Record Fight’

Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has refuted issuing any presidential endorsement to former World Cruiserweight Champion, Bash Ali, for his planned Guinness Record...

Under fire Federer to donate to Australia bushfires appeal

Roger Federer said he would donate to the Australia bushfires appeal on Monday after coming under criticism from climate campaigners including Greta Thunberg over...

Ajagba among top five heavyweight boxing prospects for 2020

Undefeated so far in the professional ranks, Efe Ajagba has been named among the top five heavyweight prospects to watch in 2020 by SB...

I was fined $250,000 for beating opponent while high on cannabis–Mike Tyson

Retired boxing champion Mike Tyson was fined $250,000 for being under the influence of cannabis during his fight against Andrew Golota in October 2000. The...

Tokyo 2020: Cardboard beds won’t fold under pressure, says manufacturer

Randy athletes worried that eco-friendly cardboard beds could curtail their sex life at the Tokyo Olympics can breathe easy – they’re sturdy enough, say...

I will floor Oladosu at ‘Fight of The Decade’, ABU champion Joe Boy boasts

African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight champion, Oto ‘Joe Boy’ Joseph has told his challenger, West African Boxing Union (WABU) lightweight champion, Rilwan ‘Real One’...

Who’s next for Dillian Whyte?

Fan-favorite heavyweight Dillian Whyte has been the mandatory challenger for WBC champion Deontay Wilder for more than two years. And it is perhaps an...

Djorkaef, Mido, other legends educate children about positive values through football

One of the oldest institutions on the African continent, Cairo University, played host to a select group of FIFA Legends on Monday, 6 January...

Lagos invites five Bulmaro players for training ahead of Edo 2020

Ahead of this year’s National Sports Festival billed to hold in Benin, Edo State, the Lagos State Football Association has invited five players from...

Anthony Joshua reveals battle with anxiety during ring walks

Anthony Joshua has lifted the lid on his battle against anxiety – which leaves him wanting to turn back as he walks to the...

Joshua targets early knockout against Wilder

Two-time world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has revealed how he would target a ruthless early knockout win over WBC king Deontay Wilder if they...

Tennis

Sandgren in quarter-finals for second time after Fognini ‘war’

MELBOURNE World number 100 Tennys Sandgren reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open for the second time in three years with a 7-6(5) 7-5...

Barty says proud of indigenous heritage after Australia Day win

MELBOURNE Australian top seed Ash Barty said she was proud of her indigenous heritage but deflected questions about a contentious national holiday after advancing...

Federer shifts gear after slow start to reach Melbourne quarters

MELBOURNE Roger Federer regained control after a slow start against Hungarian Marton Fucsovics to march into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open with a...

Day seven at the Australian Open

MELBOURNE Defending champion Novak Djokovic reached his 11th Australian Open quarter-final with a 6-3 6-4 6-4 victory over Argentine Diego Schwartzman on Sunday, while...

Coco Gauff, 15, crashes out in tears at Australian Open

Coco Gauff’s bid for history at the Australian Open ended in tears in the last 16 on Sunday as the 15-year-old crashed out in...

Sandgren reaches quarter-finals for second time after Fognini farce

MELBOURNE World number 100 Tennys Sandgren reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open for the second time in three years with an ill-tempered 7-6(5)...

Kyrgios wins marathon, Nadal rolls on, Pliskova out

Australia’s Nick Kyrgios prevailed 6/2; 7/6(5); 6/7(8); 6/7(9); 7/6 (10-8) over Russia’s strongman Karen Khachanov in a marathon on Melbourne Arena. The titanic battle...

Djokovic’s five-year-old son ‘born with a backhand’

Novak Djokovic says his young son is a big tennis fan who likes picking up a racquet, but he won’t be pushing him to...

Defending champion Djokovic into quarter-finals at a canter

MELBOURNE Novak Djokovic continued his imperious progress through the Australian Open draw on Sunday, negotiating a potentially tricky encounter with Diego Schwartzman 6-3 6-4...

Kvitova silences ‘soccer’ crowd to beat Sakkari in Melbourne

MELBOURNE Petra Kvitova compared the atmosphere created by Greek Maria Sakkari’s supporters on Rod Laver Arena to “a soccer match” but cut through the...

Kenin snuffs out ‘Cocomania’ in Melbourne

MELBOURNE Crowd favourite Coco Gauff’s giant-killing run at the Australian Open came to an end on Sunday as the American teen bowed out in...

Nadal meets the ‘new Nick’ Kyrgios in fourth-round blockbuster

MELBOURNE World number one Rafa Nadal renews his rivalry with Nick Kyrgios in a blockbuster fourth-round clash at the Australian Open on Monday, as...

Highlights: Day seven at the Australian Open

MELBOURNE Highlights of the seventh day at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, on Sunday (times AEDT; GMT+11): Seven-times...

In-form Raonic downs Cilic to ease into quarter-finals

MELBOURNE In-form Canadian Milos Raonic pounded down 35 aces and 55 winners to overcome Croatian Marin Cilic 6-4 6-3 7-5 on Sunday and become...

Kvitova beats Sakkari to make quarter-finals in Melbourne

Petra Kvitova came from a set down and took full advantage as her Greek opponent Maria Sakkari’s self-belief drained away to advance to the...

Ihedioha: Why Supreme Court may not reverse judgment

With increasing calls for the reversal of the Supreme Court judgment on Imo State governorship election, ONYEDIKA AGBEDO writes that based on precedent, the...

Kyrgios prevails in stormy epic to reach fourth round

MELBOURNE Nick Kyrgios lost his temper and blew a two-set lead but still managed to win a five-set thriller to storm into the fourth...

Serena, Osaka beaten, as Tunisia’s Jabeur moves on

Serena Williams was halted in her quest for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title by China’s Qiang Wang, while Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki lost her...

Schwartzman seeking maiden victory over in-form Djokovic

Diego Schwartzman joked after his Australian Open third-round win on Friday that he knew more about the diminutive Yoshihito Nishioka than Novak Djokovic, but...

Barty named Young Australian of the Year

MELBOURNE Ash Barty was named Young Australian of the Year on Saturday in recognition of her rise to number one in the world and...

Stress-free Zverev cruises past Verdasco into fourth round

MELBOURNE Seventh seed Alexander Zverev credited a stress-free life off court for his strong run at the Australian Open after marching into the fourth...

Halep happy to advance as more seeds fall in Melbourne

MELBOURNE Simona Halep proved too strong for Kazakh Yulia Putintseva in their first career meeting as the Romanian fourth seed sailed through to the...

Australian Open order of play on Sunday

MELBOURNE Order of play on the main showcourts on the seventh day of the Australian Open on Sunday (play begins at 0000 GMT, prefix...

Errors and off the pace, Pliskova dumped out in Melbourne

Karolina Pliskova was left counting the cost of a performance well short of her best as she passed up a golden opportunity to push...

Nadal clicks into top gear, brushes aside Carreno Busta

MELBOURNE Rafa Nadal delivered his best performance of the week as the Spaniard dismantled compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta 6-1 6-2 6-4 to advance to...

Tennis: Brazil’s Souza gets life ban for match-fixing

Brazilian Joao Souza has been banned from tennis for life after being convicted of multiple match-fixing and other corruption offences, the Tennis Integrity Unit...

Buhari’s aide accuses Obasanjo, Ezekwesili of influencing corruption index

Presidential aide Lauretta Onochie has accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the former minister of education Oby Ezekwesili of influencing Nigeria’s latest position on...

Highlights: Day six at the Australian Open

MELBOURNE Highlights of the sixth day at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, on Saturday (times AEDT; GMT+11): Second...

Deposed Osaka says she does not have ‘champion mentality’

Naomi Osaka said she had been overwhelmed by the pressure of defending her Australian Open title and admitted she does not have a “champion...

ATP to use electronic review at select clay court events in 2020

An electronic review system will be in place on clay courts for the first time on the ATP Tour as part of a trial...

Basketball

NBA: Lakers bounce back with victory over Knicks

LeBron James started hot and Anthony Davis found his groove Wednesday as the Los Angeles Lakers bounced back from an embarrassing loss to the...

Riyadh to host 2020 FIBA 3×3 World Tour final

Riyadh will host the final of the 2020 International Basketball Federation (FIBA) 3×3 World Tour.   The announcement means yet another event will take place in...

NBA: Celtics rout Lakers, Sixers and Bucks win

The Boston Celtics handed LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers their worst defeat of the NBA season on Monday, routing the Western Conference...

2021 Afrobasket: D’Tigers to start qualification race in November

D’Tigers will compete in Group D alongside Mali, Rwanda and Algeria for a place in the 2021 FIBA Afrobasket Championship. The Olympic Games bound squad...

NBA: Antetokounmpo scores 29 as Bucks cruise past Nets

The Milwaukee Bucks, led by 29 points from reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo, ran roughshod over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday, improving...

Luiz key to Arsenal push for PSG fullback Kurzawa

David Luiz is emerging as key in Arsenal’s pursuit of PSG fullback Layvin Kurzawa. Off contract in June, the France defender is now in talks...

FIBAOQT: D’Tigress final roster released

Nigeria’s women basketball national team coach, Otis Hughley has released a list of 14 D’Tigress players for camping ahead of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying...

D’Tigers’ Vincent opens up on love for basketball

Newly signed Miami Heat Point guard Gabe Vincent says his love for basketball made him goal-driven and stopped playing other sports to commit to...

D’Tigers Vincent signs to two-way deal with Miami Heats

Former Stockton King guard Gabe Vincent has signed a two-way contract with the Miami Heat, the organization announced yesterday. The 6’3″ who played for Nigeria...

Ajanah Annual Basketball Championship: Early victory for Omala, Dekina, Ogori and Adavi

The 7th Ajanah Annual Basketball Championship officially started in Okene on Friday as 10 mens teams and 2 women’s teams out of the 21...

Ogoke-Ejiogu denies retirement from D’Tigress

D’Tigress point and shooting guard, Sarah Ogoke-Ejiogu, has denied retiring from basketball, adding she was still available for national team selection. Ogoke-Ejiogu led Mozambican side...

D’Tigers’ Okogie scores 12 points in T/wolves loss

D’Tigers’ Josh Okogie provided 12 points, four rebounds, two steals and an assist over 26 minutes in the Timberwolves’ 106-104 loss to the Bucks...

Justice Ajanah committed to basketball development in Kogi

The Chief Judge of Kogi State, Justice Nasiru Ajanah has reiterated his continued support for the development of basketball at the grassroots in the...

Ajanah Basketball Championship lights up Okene

Basketball players across Nigeria will converge in Okene for the 7th edition of the Ajanah Annual Basketball Championship set to start today. According to organisers,...

NBBF applauds FG gesture foe injured D’Tigress star

The Nigeria Basketball Federation has thanked the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare for his fatherly intervention towards sourcing  funds for injured D’Tigress...

2021 Afrobasket Qualifiers: Oyedeji okays draw as Nigeria battle Mali, others

 Former D’Tigers captain Olumide Oyedeji has described as favourable the 2021 Afrobasket Qualifying draws which placed Nigeria in group D alongside Mali, Rwanda and...

Tokyo 2020: D’Tigress coach names 14 players for qualifiers

D’Tigress head coach, Otis Hughley has invited 14 players for the last phase of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualification Tournament in Serbia. Read more on...

Joshua arrives late for Andy Ruiz rematch after getting lost on the way

Anthony Joshua got lost on the way to Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia where he is set to take on Andy Ruiz Jr for...

D’TIGRESS TO BATTLE USA, SERBIA, MOZAMBIQUE FOR OLYMPICS TICKET

Reigning African Champions, Nigeria will face World Number One, United States of America, Serbia and Mozambique in the battle for a spot at the...

Temple Jam: Gidi Giants, Flames in semi-final battle

The semi-final games of the Temple Jam Basketball Tournament takes place on Saturday with Gidi Giants taking on Anambra Flames in one of the...

2020 Olympics Qualifiers: D’Tigress lands in pot 3

The senior women National Basketball team has been seeded in pot three alongside Japan, Brazil and Great Britain ahead of the draw ceremony for...

Kida commends D’Tigress OQT qualification

Engr Musa Kida has lauded the qualification of the senior women’s national team for beating Mali in the semifinals of the FIBA Africa Pre-Olympic...

Breaking! Russia risks 2020 Olympics ban over anti-doping data

  Russia could be set for a new ban from major international sporting events like next summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games over claimed inconsistencies in...

Temple Jam B/ball: Potters, Flame win

Temple Jam Basketball Tournament dunked off in Lagos yesterday with Niger Potters and Anambra Flames winning their opening games. Potters defeated Delta 85-69 in a...

SUNSHINE STARS SLIP TO A NARROW DEFEAT AT THE CATHDRAL

Nnamdi Egbujuo scored the only goal as an impressive Sunshine Stars fell 1-0 to Enugu Rangers in a closely fought rescheduled NPFL week one...

D’Tigress qualify for OQT

D’Tigress of Nigeria have qualified for the Olympics Qualifying Tournament (OQT) next year after beating Mali 74-59 yesterday in Mozambique. Host Mozambique also qualified for...

Temple Jam Basketball tips off with Gidi Giants

The Temple Jam Basketball Tournament will tip off today in Lagos as Gidi Giants debuts. The invitational basketball tournament which will show case seven Nigerian...

D’Tigress qualify for Olympic Qualifying Tournament

Nigeria’s female basketball team D’Tigress qualified for the Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament (WOQT) after defeating Mali 74-59 in the semifinals of the African pre-qualifiers...

NBBFPresidentCup: Rivers Hoopers lift third title 

Rivers Hoopers have been crowned league champions for the third time after their victory over Raptors in the NBBF 2019  President Cup final on...

NBBFPresidentCup: Hoopers wary of Raptors’ Abel Offia 

Rivers Hoopers coach, Ogoh Odaudu has picked Abel Offia of Raptors as the dangerman ahead of their NBBF President Cup final on Sunday. Odaudu and...