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Sport General

Lagos holds Scrabble Players Competition

24 July 2016, 15:26

As the World Scrabble Champion, Wellington Jighere prepares to defend his title in Lille, Nigeria Scrabble Friends is pleased to announce the 3rd edition of Scrabble Players Competition which is the last tune up even before the world event.

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Kenyan president signs anti-doping bill into law

23 June 2016, 18:02

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday signed the amended anti-doping bill into law in a move that clears the way for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to review Kenya's compliance with its code.

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Kenya boosting tests under new IOC rule

23 June 2016, 12:06

Kenya has welcomed the new doping testing procedure set by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for its athletes ahead of the Rio Olympic Games.

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LeBron makes case for all-time best with historic Finals

21 June 2016, 08:21

LeBron James ensured his place among the NBA's all-time legends by leading the Cleveland Cavaliers in the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history and has made a solid case for being the greatest player ever.

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Warriors cap greatest Finals collapse with Game 7 loss

20 June 2016, 06:03

Stephen Curry tried to shake Kevin Love with a dribble and let loose with one of those long 3-pointers he seemed to make at every big moment this season.

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Saturday, 18 June 2016

England clinch historical series in Australia

18 June 2016, 14:27

England have clinched a first-ever series win in Australia with a remarkable defensive effort, scrapping their way to a win in Melbourne.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

WATCH: Pistorius changes clothes, shows prosthetics in court

16 June 2016, 08:44

Oscar Pistorius has changed clothes during a break in court proceedings. He was wearing a suit, but has re-entered the court wearing a hoodie and a shorts; his prosthetics are on show.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Pistorius walks on stumps in court ahead of murder sentence

15 June 2016, 14:32

Oscar Pistorius has walked on his stumps in a South African courtroom as part of his defense team's argument that the double-amputee athlete, convicted of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, is a vulnerable man who deserves leniency when he is sentenced.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Father of Reeva Steenkamp testifies at Pistorius sentencing

14 June 2016, 17:54

His voice breaking with emotion, the father of Reeva Steenkamp testified in a South African court that her fatal shooting by boyfriend Oscar Pistorius "devastated" his family and that he thinks of her constantly, even trying to imagine the horrific moment of her death.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Eddie Jones' magic sees England down Wallabies

12 June 2016, 11:07

Eddie Jones' dream start as England coach continued in Brisbane as his side put the Wallabies to the sword.

Friday, 10 June 2016

Thousands in Louisville to bid final farewell to Ali

10 June 2016, 20:19

Thousands of people from near and far were expected to line the streets of Muhammad Ali's hometown Louisville on Friday to say goodbye to the boxing legend and civil rights hero, who mesmerized the world with his dazzling skills.

Thursday, 09 June 2016

Maria Sharapova suspended for 2 years for doping

09 June 2016, 11:14

Maria Sharapova has been suspended for two years by the International Tennis Federation for testing positive for meldonium at the Australian Open.

Thousands expected to bid farewell to boxing legend Ali

09 June 2016, 17:46

Thousands of people are expected to attend an Islamic prayer service for Muhammad Ali on Thursday, the start of two days of poignant ceremonies honoring the late boxing legend.

Monday, 06 June 2016

Novak Djokovic finally wins French Open for 4th major in row

06 June 2016, 11:38

A French Open champion at long last, and the first man in nearly a half-century to win four consecutive major championships, Novak Djokovic grabbed a racket and etched a heart in the very red clay that had given him such heartache in the past.

Muguruza second in world rankings after French Open win

06 June 2016, 16:45

Spain's Garbine Muguruza rose to number two in the WTA rankings released on Monday after her French Open victory over Serena Williams.

Saturday, 04 June 2016

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies at 74

04 June 2016, 08:07

Heavyweight boxing legend Muhammad Ali, an icon of the 20th Century whose fame transcended the sport during a remarkable career that spanned three decades, died Friday, his family said.

Muhammad Ali: Nigerians mourn as 'The Greatest’ passes away

04 June 2016, 15:25

Chuka Momah, a prolific boxing analyst on Saturday described Mohammed Ali, who died on Friday, as a boxer of exemplary humanity, whose legacy would always be remembered and cherished.

Thursday, 02 June 2016

AFN Golden League fixed for Monday in Akure

02 June 2016, 18:30

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN have announced that the final leg of the Golden League will be holding in Akure on Monday, June 6, 2016 inside the Sports Complex of the Federal University of Technology, FUTA.

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Lewis Hamilton wins thrilling Monaco GP

29 May 2016, 19:04

Lewis Hamilton won an incident-packed Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday to get his Formula One championship bid back on track after a dismal run of eight races without a win.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Wawrinka edges Rosol in 5 sets to avoid stunner

24 May 2016, 06:04

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.

Nadal, Murray reach 2nd round at French Open

24 May 2016, 21:51

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.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Pacquiao's Senate victory brings him closer to presidency

19 May 2016, 12:36

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.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Savannah Conference wins third consecutive DStv All Star Game

18 May 2016, 15:22

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.

Monday, 16 May 2016

AFN Golden League: Ogho-Oghene wins 100 metres

16 May 2016, 15:18

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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