Showing posts with label Sports. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sports. Show all posts

Saturday, June 10, 2017

SPORTS: Andy Murray Loses Epic French Open To Stan Wawrinka

 In sports news, Andy Murray has failed to lift the Coupe des Mousquetaires for another year. 

Still, after an injury-ravaged season, Murray sounded reasonably satisfied with his spectacular five-set defeat at the hands of Stan Wawrinka.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

BUSINESS: Premier League Revenues Soar But Clubs Still Accumulate Loss

 Premier League clubs posted record revenues of £3.6bn in 2015-16, but still struggled to make a profit.

The 20 top-flight English teams made a pre-tax loss of £110m, after two consecutive seasons in the black, according to figures from Deloitte.

Clubs saw increased player expenditure, operating costs and

SPORTS: Serena Williams Is Pregnant

 Serena Williams, the most successful female player of the Open era, is pregnant - just 12 weeks after winning a record 23rd Grand Slam singles title.

The American, 35, is due to give birth in the autumn, says her representative.

The world number two posted a picture on

SPORTS: Enyeama Free To Come Back To Super Eagles — NFF

 The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has expressed dismay over a recent statement made by former Super Eagles goal keeper, Vincent Enyeama, that he is not ready to grant the request by coach Gernot Rohr to return to the Super Eagles squad because of some issues he had with the NFF.

Speaking with The Guardian in Lagos, NFF Spokesman, Ademola Olajire, stated that the federation had never at any point had problem with Enyeama, adding that

SPORTS: Juventus Holds Firm To Kickk Out Barcelona

 Barcelona failed to produce another miraculous Champions League comeback as Juventus held out for a 0-0 draw at the Camp Nou on Wednesday to reach the semi-finals 3-0 on aggregate.

The Spanish champions had overcome a 4-0 first leg deficit against Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16 with a dramatic 6-1 win back on home soil.

But Juventus showed why they boast the best defensive record in

SPORTS: Mbappe Fires Up Monaco To Champions League Semis

 Teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe scored again to set Monaco on their way to a 3-1 second-leg victory over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday that allowed them to win their Champions League quarter-final 6-3 on aggregate.

Radamel Falcao also netted for the home side in a

SPORTS: NOC Moves To Rescue Nigeria From IOC Ban

 In a move seen in some quarters as efforts to save Nigerian sports from international embarrassment, the Nigeria Olympics Committee (NOC), resolved yesterday that there was need to harmonize the election guidelines released by the Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, last week for the June 20 polls.

The guidelines released in Abuja during a stakeholders’ meeting ruled out some

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

SPORTS: No need To Panic Over Ikeme’s Injury — Dosu

 Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Joseph Dosu, has said the nation needs not panic over who to man the post, as the nation prepares for the forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) and World Cup qualifiers.

According to him, the country is blessed with good goalkeepers that can stand in for injured Super Eagles current number goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, as he recuperates.

According to, Ikeme may likely miss the rest of the

SPORTS: Athletes & Officials Blame Edo Government On Okpekpe Road Race

 Some athletes and officials in Edo State have faulted the decision by Governor Godwin Obaseki to continue with what they term as ‘wasteful’ Okpekpe 10km road race.

The state is warming up to stage the fifth edition of the competition, which was one of the projects initiated by immediate past governor of the state, Adams Oshiomole.

An official of Edo State Sports Council told

SPORTS: Time For Video Refs — Beaten Ancelotti

 Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti said UEFA must swiftly introduce video technology after the Germans lost a controversial Champions League quarter-final second leg to Real Madrid in extra time.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to become the first man to score 100 Champions League goals as holders Madrid completed a 4-2 win on Tuesday, going through 6-3 on aggregate.

However, the Portuguese’s second and third goals were

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

SPORTS: Eagles In EPL To Rest Two Days Before Joining Camp

 In preparation for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Super Eagles are scheduled to begin their training camp in France on Tuesday, May 23 ahead of June qualifier against South Africa. The group of players that will be called up to the get-together in Corsica will form the core of the group that will tackle Bafana Bafana in Uyo. With the Premier League set to end on May 21, it means Kelechi Iheanacho (Man City), Victor Moses (Chelsea), Wilfred Ndidi, Ahmed Musa (Leicester City) and Alex Iwobi (Arsenal) will have only two days of rest before reporting to camp. However, their traveling plans are not cast in stone yet with at least one of the aforementioned players expected to be on parade at Wembley Stadium for the FA Cup final on May 27. Ndidi and Musa may be excused from

SPORTS: Ukpong Foretells Tough Jide Bademosi U-19 Cricket Championship

 The coordinator for the maiden Jide Bademosi U-19 cricket tournament, Okon Ukpong, foresees a tough contest among the four teams that will be taking part in the tourney meant for teams in the southwest region. The tournament commences tomorrow at the Liberty Stadium Ibadan. Organisers said only four states; Lagos, Ogun, Osun and host Oyo will be represented in this year’s edition, which is an initiative of Energy and Mineral Resources(EMR) who are also the sponsors. Team Osun have already arrived Ibadan and are training hard to ensure they get acclimatised to both the playing conditions and the facility on offer.“They have been in Ibadan for two days now,”

Sunday, February 26, 2017

SPORTS: Chelsea Lengthen Lead In EPL, As Everton Down Sunderland

 Goals from Cesc Fabregas, Pedro and Diego Costa gave Chelsea an 11-points lead at the top of the English Premier League in one of yesterday’s fixtures.Antonio Conte’s leaders won for the 17th time in their last 20 league games to push them a step closer to the title.

Fabregas, restored to the team in place of Nemanja Matic, was making his 300th Premier League appearance and the former Arsenal star marked the milestone in the 19th minute with his 46th goal in the competition.

Picked out inside the penalty area by

SPORTS: Vardy Denies Rift With Axed Ranieri

 Jamie Vardy has slammed claims a breakdown in his relationship with Claudio Ranieri played a key role in the Leicester manager’s shock sacking.

Ranieri was dismissed by Leicester’s Thai owners on Thursday, less than a year after masterminding his team’s fairytale Premier League title triumph.

The Italian’s exit was widely suggested to have been linked to

SPORTS: Everton's Gueye & Lukaku Down Sunderland

 Idrissa Gueye’s superb finish and a late second goal for Romelu Lukaku saw Everon to a 2-0 win over Sunderland at Goodison Park on Saturday as the visitors took another step closer to relegation from the Premier League.

Everton will happily take the points and the plaudits from this occasion –- but little else on an afternoon where entertainment and quality were extremely thin on the ground in Merseyside.

This was only David Moyes’s second return to Goodison since

SPORTS: Allardyce's Palace Edge Boro In Relegation Scrap

 Former England boss Sam Allardyce oversaw just his second Premier League win in nine games as Crystal Palace edged relegation rivals Middlesbrough 1-0 at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Injury ravaged Palace started the day level bottom with Sunderland on 19 points, but climbed clear of the drop zone by leapfrogging Hull, Leicester and Boro as

SPORTS: Magic Johnson Now In Control Of Los Angeles Lakers

 The storied Los Angeles Lakers, perennial winners of (17) NBA championships, but more recently, perennial losers, have decided it’s past time to make a change in the front office.

On Tuesday the Lakers announced that Earvin “Magic “Johnson will now run the organization moving forward.

Here’s the deal: Johnson has officially been named

Saturday, February 25, 2017

SPORTS: Anxiety In Hayatou’s Camp As More Supporters Defect

 The re-election bid of incumbent President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Issa Hayatou, seems to be heading for failure if claims in some quarters are anything to go by.

Hayatou, 70, was elected CAF President in March 1988, and is contesting for a record eighth term. He had been challenged for the presidency only twice, with both rivals coming from southern Africa, but Hayatou survived, defeating Armando Machado of

SPORTS: British-Born Nigerian Female Footballer Scores 14 Goals In One Match

 A young Nigerian female footballer, Rinsola Babajide, who plies her trade in England, was delighted to open her goalscoring for new club, Watford Ladies during the week following her transfer from Millwall Lionesses.

The 18-year-old Babajide needed only two minutes to open scoring for the new club on Wednesday, though the Hornets were held to a 1-1 draw by

SPORTS: Man United Get Tough Europa Draw

 Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said yesterday’s draw for the last 16 of the Europa League against Russian side, Rostov, has been unkind to his team, the favourites.

“It is a bad draw in every aspect. Far and difficult. Comes in a bad period,” Mourinho, whose side are still competing on four fronts, told