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Nadal, Murray reach 2nd round at French Open

24 May 2016, 20:51

Andy Murray rallied to win from two sets down for the ninth time, advancing to the second round of the French Open by beating qualifier Radek Stepanek 3-6, 3-6, 6-0, 6-3, 7-5.

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Wawrinka edges Rosol in 5 sets to avoid stunner

24 May 2016, 05:04

Stan Wawrinka narrowly avoided becoming the first defending champion to lose in the first round of the French Open, coming back to edge 59th-ranked Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic 4-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Monday.

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Pacquiao's Senate victory brings him closer to presidency

19 May 2016, 11:36

Boxing great Manny Pacquiao was proclaimed Thursday as one of the winners of Philippine Senate seats, bringing him closer to a possible crack at the presidency.

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Savannah Conference wins third consecutive DStv All Star Game

18 May 2016, 14:22

The Savannah Conference won their third straight DStv Premier Basketball league All Star game at the weekend inside the indoor hall of the National Stadium, Abuja in a tightly contested match to beat the Atlantic Conference 81 -77 points.

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AFN Golden League: Ogho-Oghene wins 100 metres

16 May 2016, 14:18

Nigerian sprinter, Egwero Ogho-Oghene, has emerged the winner of the 100 metres race of the 2016 first leg of the Athletics Golden League.

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Monday, 16 May 2016

Athletes chase cash, qualification tickets at AFN Golden League

16 May 2016, 11:10

The cream of Nigerian athletes will Saturday, May 14 2016 converge in Abuja for the first leg of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Golden League Meet.

Federer overtakes Murray as world number two

16 May 2016, 12:26

Andy Murray has lost the world number two spot to Roger Federer in the latest ATP rankings released on Monday, after his defeat to Novak Djokovic in the Madrid Masters final.

100m gold medalist boasts of 12 sec at AFN Golden League

16 May 2016, 12:26

Grace Ayemoba, a 100m gold medalist on Thursday boasted to run a sub-12.00 sec at the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Golden League scheduled for May 14 in Abuja.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

25 athletes for Chukwumerije taekwondo workshop

12 May 2016, 14:04

No fewer than 25 athletes will participate in the 6th Chika Chukwumerije Sports Foundation (CCSF) taekwondo training workshop for under-20 slated to hold in Abuja.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

AFN mourns Adeniji-Adele’s demise

10 May 2016, 21:30

The sports family has lost a rare gem in the late Prince Ademola Adeniji-Adele, President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN Chief Solomon Ogba has submitted.

Friday, 06 May 2016

Mercedes deny Rosberg favouritism claims

06 May 2016, 20:49

Mercedes released an open letter to fans in which they dismissed social media claims that the German team are deliberately favouring Nico Rosberg over world champion Lewis Hamilton.

Wednesday, 04 May 2016

AFN holds All-Comers Event in Lagos

04 May 2016, 12:36

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) have concluded arrangements to host an All-Comers Championship on Wednesday at the Yaba College of Technology in Lagos.

Monday, 02 May 2016

Saints draft Onyemata who learned football in Canada

02 May 2016, 08:04

The Saints' draft class now includes a Nigeria native who learned to play football while in college in Canada.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

New badminton court commissioned in Abuja

27 April 2016, 16:08

The newly built badminton court in Abuja has been commissioned.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Zenith Bank Basketball League: Delta Force record 6th win of 2nd phase

21 April 2016, 14:56

Delta Force Female Basketball Club on Sunday defeated First Deep Water of Lagos 60-56 points to record their sixth straight win at the ongoing Zenith Bank National Female Basketball League.

Don’t expect miracles from Nigerian athletes in Rio Olympics, says Amike

21 April 2016, 15:05

The President of the Nigeria Olympian Association (NOA), Henry Amike, told Nigerians on Thursday not to expect miracles from athletes at the forthcoming Olympics Games in Brazil.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Nigeria volleyball shift focus to 2020 Olympics

18 April 2016, 13:12

The President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Habu Gumel, on Sunday in Abuja said the federation will target qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games.

Monday, 11 April 2016

AFN president appeals to U.S. Embassy over top athlete’s visa

11 April 2016, 17:54

The President, Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Solomon Ogba, on Monday appealed to the U.S. Consulate to issue a visa to a Nigerian top athlete to attend the Penn Relay.

Thursday, 07 April 2016

F1 deciding on fate of unliked qualifying system on Thursday

07 April 2016, 19:46

F1 team bosses and the series' key powerbrokers will vote on Thursday whether to adopt new qualifying system in which a driver's time is based over two laps instead of one.

Wednesday, 06 April 2016

Fast-tracked heavyweight Joshua ready to live up hype

06 April 2016, 18:56

Long seen as a future heavyweight star, the moment has arrived for British boxer and Olympic gold-medalist Anthony Joshua.

Tuesday, 05 April 2016

Sharubutu targets more glory after Paris debut success

05 April 2016, 22:45

After an encouraging finish at the just-ended Paris Marathon, Philibus Sharubutu is targeting more success in the international scene.

Six table tennis players depart for Algiers ITTF Junior championship

05 April 2016, 22:45

Six cadet and junior table tennis players on Monday departed the country for Algiers, Algeria, to participate in the Junior and Cadet Open/International Table Tennis Federation Junior Circuit.

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