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Italy bans Chatbi from Rio over missed tests

28 July 2016, 17:10

The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) have excluded steeplechaser Jamel Chatbi from the Rio Games due to missed drug tests.

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Brazil's Grael family aims to rule Olympic waves

28 July 2016, 16:43

Olympic teammates are bound to get close to each other. But imagine competing alongside your brother -- and being coached by dad.

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Bolt, "the main man" touches down in Rio

28 July 2016, 16:20

Usain Bolt has touched down in Rio de Janeiro, ready to fine-tune his preparations for another bid at an Olympic double in the 100- and 200-meter sprints.

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Zamalek coach resigns after Sundowns loss

28 July 2016, 15:13

Zamalek coach Mohamed Helmi has resigned after the Egyptian giant's 1-0 loss to Mamelodi Sundowns, while captain Hazem Emam has been suspended over an altercation with a team member.

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Russia's depleted Olympic team heads for Rio de Janeiro

28 July 2016, 14:42

Russia's much-depleted Olympic team has departed for the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro after dozens of its athletes were excluded amid the country's doping scandal.

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PHOTOS: Keshi’s funeral mass begins in Edo

28 July 2016, 14:40

The funeral service for the late coach of the Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi has commenced in Edo State.

Africa's best Olympian dives in for the last time

28 July 2016, 13:48

The African with the most Olympic medals is of the great distance runners from Kenya or Ethiopia, right? Nope.

Fabregas sees red as Chelsea beat Liverpool

28 July 2016, 12:23

Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas was sent off for a reckless lunge at Liverpool new boy Ragnar Klavan, overshadowing a 1-0 win for the Blues in a friendly at the Pasadena Rose Bowl Wednesday.

Nikyu calls 30 Flamingoes to camp for Jordan 2016 W/Cup

27 July 2016, 23:13

Ahead of the final preparations for the 5th FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup, Jordan 2016, Coach Bala Nikyu has invited to camp 30 players who will arrive in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Sunday.

Mikel: I will carry everybody along in Rio

27 July 2016, 21:45

Captain of Team Nigeria to the Rio Olympic Games and member of the Nigeria U23 squad, John Mikel Obi has described his appointment as overwhelming, and has promised to carry everybody along.

Putin talks of 'discrimination' against athletes

27 July 2016, 19:23

Russian President Vladimir Putin says that Russian track and field athletes are victims of "discrimination" that the country is "not going to put up with."

Amokachi’s sons set for training at Besiktas

27 July 2016, 19:32

Former Super Eagles assistant coach Daniel Amokachi’s two sons will train with Turkish club Besiktas this week.

FG to honour late Stephen Keshi after Rio

27 July 2016, 18:29

The Nigeria government says it is suspending a move to honour late Stephen Keshi until after the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Brazil's Rousseff, Lula to boycott Olympic opening ceremony

27 July 2016, 17:20

Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff and her predecessor and left-wing ally Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will boycott the opening ceremony at the Rio Olympics.

Stephen Keshi’s burial rites begin

27 July 2016, 17:31

The final journey of Nigeria football legend Stephen Okechukwu Keshi will begin in Benin City, Edo State on Thursday.

Olympic boxers to fight without headgear, worry about cuts

27 July 2016, 16:02

Although Antonio Vargas still thinks about the cut that nearly ended his Olympic dream, his unprotected head will be clear when he steps into the ring in Rio de Janeiro.

Ex-German FA boss Niersbach to appeal FIFA ban

27 July 2016, 16:02

Wolfgang Niersbach, the former president of the German Football Association (DFB), said on Wednesday that he will appeal the one-year ban imposed on him by FIFA's ethics committee.

Injury anxieties grow but Bolt says 'sport needs me to win'

27 July 2016, 15:17

Whatever controversy is raging in the Olympic world there's one constant: Usain Bolt's bravado and self-confidence.

Football's five most expensive transfers

27 July 2016, 14:42

Five most expensive transfers after Italian champions Juventus splashed out 90 million euros ($98.8m, £75.3m) to prise Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain away from Napoli on Tuesday.

Higuain completes sensational Juventus move

27 July 2016, 12:16

Gonzalo Higuain completed a sensational move to Juventus after the Italian champions agreed to pay a 90 million euros ($98.8m) fee, the third highest in history, to wrest the Argentine striker from Napoli on Tuesday.

Roger Federer says he is out for Olympics, done for year

27 July 2016, 12:14

Roger Federer says he will miss the Rio Olympics and the rest of the tennis season to protect his surgically repaired left knee.

Etoile Sahel revive Confed Cup semifinal hopes

27 July 2016, 11:05

Etoile Sahel revived their hopes of a Confederation Cup semifinal spot with a slender 1-0 win away from home over Al-Ahli Tripoli in a Group B match at the Stade Chedli Zouiten on Tuesday night.

Indian Rio hopefuls claim innocence on doping

26 July 2016, 22:36

Two Indian competitors have proclaimed their innocence after testing positive for banned steroids just days before they were to leave for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Pochettino not interested in Argentina job

26 July 2016, 22:37

Mauricio Pochettino says he is not interested in the vacant coaching post with his native Argentina because he is happy at Premier League side Spurs.

List of Russians banned from Rio

26 July 2016, 19:06

International sports federations and Russia's Olympic Committee on Monday began to announce the Russian competitors who will be sidelined from the Rio Games over past doping offences.

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