AFN expresses shock over Okagbare’s doping rule violation
August 1, 2021 976 727

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria has said it received with great shock the press release by the Athletics Integrity Unit suspending Blessing Okagbare for a doping rule violation. The Federation, in a statement yesterday, said it is in the proc... Read more

Thompson-Herah beats Fraser-Pryce for women’s 100m gold
August 1, 2021 849 603

Elaine Thompson-Herah led a historic Jamaican sweep for back-to-back Olympic women’s 100 metres gold, clocking the joint-second fastest time in history. Thompson-Herah pulled away in the closing stages as she ran 10.61 seconds to beat Shell... Read more

D’Tigers bow out of Tokyo 2020 Olympic basketball
August 1, 2021 865 602

D’Tigers of Nigeria were yesterday sent packing from the Tokyo 2020 men’s basketball event, after losing 71-80 to Italy in their last Group B. The encounter held at the Saitama Super Arena Aomi Urban Sports. D’Tigers had lost 67... Read more

Aruna hails Dare for brokering peace
July 31, 2021 1839 1179

NIGERIA’S General Team Captain to the Tokyo Olympics Aruna Quadri has assured that peace had returned to Team Nigeria camp in Tokyo following the intervention of the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr Sunday Dare. According to the ... Read more

Alexander-Arnold pens long-term extension with Liverpool
July 31, 2021 1633 1041

LIVERPOOL full back Trent Alexander-Arnold signed a contract extension on Friday to stay with his boyhood club though the 2024-25 season. A “no-brainer” was how he described it. “It’s the only club I´ve ever really ... Read more

Japan breaks record with gold rush at Tokyo Olympics
July 31, 2021 1539 958

JAPAN has broken its own record for gold medals at a single Olympic Games. The host nation still has nine days of competition to go.The Japanese men’s 45-36 win over Russian fencers in the final of the team épée on Friday broug... Read more

Manchester United’s Rashford to have shoulder surgery
July 31, 2021 1468 891

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford is to undergo shoulder surgery, the Premier League giants announced Friday, and could now miss the opening months of the new season.The 23-year-old has long had shoulder trouble, nursing the injury for muc... Read more

Okagbare, Nwokocha face tough semifinal hurdles in Tokyo
July 31, 2021 1376 831

Track and field events began yesterday at the Tokyo Olympics, and for the first time since London 2012, two Nigerian athletes will be running in the semifinals of the women’s 100meters. The duo of Blessing Okagbare and Grace Nwokocha made it... Read more

Onyeka’s flip side at Midtjylland revealed
July 30, 2021 2235 1376

The Director of football for Danish-side FC Midtjylland has revealed that Frank Onyeka used to frustrate the team when he first joined the team in 2016. The Brentford new boy, who made his Bees’ debut against Manchester United on Wednesday,... Read more

AFN apologises over disqualification as Anugweje heads medical, anti-doping unit
July 30, 2021 1988 1255

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) yesterday took full responsibility over the disqualification of 10 athletes from participating in the track and field events of the ongoing Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU... Read more

D’Tigers on prayer mats as Germany beat Nigeria 99-92
July 29, 2021 2680 1719

Contrary to expectations, Nigeria’s men’s national basketball team, D’Tigers, yesterday lost their second game at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics to Germany. The game ended by 99 points to 92 in favour of the Europeans.Following ... Read more

NFF set to settle Super Eagles’ outstanding bonuses, coaches’ salaries
July 29, 2021 2402 1521

NFF General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, said in Abuja, yesterday that the challenges and disruptions caused by the global coronavirus pandemic are still being felt by government institutions and businesses the world over, and there was no need ... Read more

Sergio Ramos misses PSG debut with calf injury
July 28, 2021 2704 1756

Sergio Ramos will be unable to make his debut for Paris Saint-Germain in the French season curtain raiser due to a calf injury, the club announced Tuesday.PSG, the French Cup winners, face Ligue 1 champions Lille in Sunday’s Champions Trophy... Read more

CAF bans Enyimba captain Oladapo for one year over alleged doping violation
July 28, 2021 2364 1451

Enyimba Captain, Austin Oladapo, has been handed a one-year ban from football by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) over an alleged doping violation. According to CAF, Oladapo returned positive for Prednisolone/Prednisone when his urine ... Read more

Tokyo Olympics;Jordan Nwora’s 33 points not enough as D’Tigers go down to Germany
July 28, 2021 2090 1276

Nigeria’s D’Tigers lost for the second time in a row in the Olympic men’s basketball tournament, going down to Germany 99-92 following a fourth-quarter collapse that made fruitless Jordan Nwora’s game-leading 33-point perfo... Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo underwent a medical in Turin yesterday
July 27, 2021 2927 1803

Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo underwent a medical in Turin yesterday ahead of his fourth season with Juventus, along with four other returning Euro 2020 participants. The 36-year-old Portugal international, who has one-year left on his con... Read more

Neymar, Barca settle legal dispute
July 27, 2021 2574 1591

Barcelona have reached an out-of-court agreement with their former player Neymar to end a legal dispute in “amicable fashion”. Brazil forward Neymar, 29, claimed Barca refused to pay him £37.2m in owed loyalty bonuses after his ... Read more

At 35, Brazil’s Marta is still dancing Samba in Tokyo
July 27, 2021 2336 1430

Fourteen years ago, Marta Vieira da Silva, simply known as Marta, led Brazil to the final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup held in China.   The 2007 edition was the first time Brazil women’s team made it to the final after finishin... Read more

Lukaku hopes for ‘even more’ with Serie A champions Inter next season
July 27, 2021 2234 1270

Romelu Lukaku warned Serie A champions Inter Milan hope to achieve “even more” next term as the Belgium striker returned to pre-season training on Monday.   Inter ended their 11-year wait for the Italian title last campaign topp... Read more

Oshonaike, Omotayo, Eke return home, Toko, Offiong march on
July 26, 2021 2877 1678

It is the fifth day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, but already, five Nigerian athletes have been eliminated from the competition. Three of them are expected to leave the Games Village two days after their ouster. Olufunke Oshonaike, Olajide Omo... Read more

Poor shooting, turnovers hurt D’Tigers as Australia beat Nigeria 84-67
July 26, 2021 2511 1488

Nigeria’s D’Tigers had everything going for them in their opening game of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics basketball event against Australia, but poor shooting and too many turnovers held them down. For all their agility and determination to ... Read more

Wijnaldum didn’t feel ‘Liverpool love’
July 25, 2021 2874 1629

Georginio Wijnaldum has said social media abuse was behind his decision to leave Liverpool, explaining he “didn’t feel love” from a section of the club’s support.   Wijnaldum — who signed for Paris Saint-Germai... Read more

D’Tigers begin quest for olympics medal
July 25, 2021 2427 1342

Nigeria’s men’s national basketball team, D’Tigers, will this morning, at the Saitama Super Arena, begin their quest for Olympic honours with their sights set on avenging their earlier defeat to the Australians.   The Grou... Read more

Man Utd manager Solskjaer ‘delighted’ to sign new three-year deal
July 24, 2021 2830 1503

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has signed a new-three year deal, the Premier League club announced on Saturday. The Norwegian, who took over from Jose Mourinho in 2018, will stay at Old Trafford until at least 2024, with the optio... Read more

US bounce back on goal-laden day in Olympic women’s football
July 24, 2021 2429 1240

The United States bounced back from their embarrassing opening defeat by Sweden in the Tokyo Olympics women’s football competition, thrashing New Zealand 6-1 on Saturday, while Britain and the Swedes reached the quarter-finals. The previous... Read more

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