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Sport General

Hamilton hits back at critics with speed

27 November 2015, 18:05

Newly-crowned three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton hit back at criticism of his jetset lifestyle by outpacing Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in opening free practice.

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Ferrari hometown overwhelmed by roar of test-driving fans

27 November 2015, 17:55

In the streets of Maranello, the hometown of Ferrari, the roar of the famed sports car is no longer the occasional bragging right of a proud new owner, but a constant backdrop as a number of test-drive businesses give would-be Schumachers the chance to rev up and peel out.

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Former FIFA chief hospitalized in Rio

27 November 2015, 17:55

Former FIFA president Joao Havelange, a controversial figure who spent more than two decades in charge of world football, is being treated in a Rio hospital with respiratory problems.

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Formula One grapples major problems on the track and off

27 November 2015, 17:48

Wounded by another predictable and dull championship, and locked in a decision-making paralysis, the end of the Formula One season comes more as a relief than a climax.

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IAAF names Eaton and Genzebe Dibaba as world athletes of year

26 November 2015, 20:26

The IAAF named American decathlete Ashton Eaton and Ethiopian middle-distance runner Genzebe Dibaba as World Athletes of the Year.

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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Fury serenades Klitschko in latest stunt

25 November 2015, 19:13

Having previously dressed as Batman for a press conference, Tyson Fury employed more theatrics by turning to song in the latest round of mind-games with Wladimir Klitschko.

Hamilton wants to end triumphant season on a high

25 November 2015, 20:12

Lewis Hamilton wants to bring Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg's winning run to a halt and finish his triple-championship year on a high at this weekend's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Coe faces difficult questions at IAAF meeting

25 November 2015, 21:39

An anti-doping roadmap that Russia will have to follow to be allowed back into international competition will be discussed Thursday by track and field's governing body.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

David Haye announces comeback with bout against Mark de Mori

24 November 2015, 19:57

Former heavyweight champion David Haye is going to return to boxing with a bout against Mark de Mori of Australia at London's O2 arena next year.

Murray focused on Davis Cup final

24 November 2015, 23:01

Andy Murray said he had no qualms about playing the Davis Cup final in Belgium despite the security alert, but added that he would understand if any British fans decided to cancel their trips.

Fury vows to 'expose' 'old man' Klitschko

24 November 2015, 23:02

Challenger Tyson Fury has vowed to 'expose' undisputed champion Wladimir Klitschko in Saturday's world heavyweight title bout and has labelled the Ukrainian giant an 'old man'.

Monday, 23 November 2015

Army hails winning basketball team

23 November 2015, 19:49

The Nigerian Army Basketball Team (NIGARM Rockets) has maintained the winning streak by teams from the uniformed forces.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Federer beats Nishikori in 3 sets at ATP finals

19 November 2015, 21:24

Federer overcomes stubborn Nishikori in 3 sets at ATP finals to eliminate Japanese player

Russia 'ready to rebuild' anti-doping system after WADA suspension

19 November 2015, 22:43

Russia's sports minister pledged to revamp the country's anti-doping body after it was suspended by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) over non-compliance with international rules.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Red Bull 'will remain in F1 in 2016'

13 November 2015, 22:47

Red Bull plan to stay in Formula One next season, it was confirmed by the team's motorsport advisor Helmut Marko on Friday.

Monday, 09 November 2015

Nigerian bags World Scrabble title, in first for Africa

09 November 2015, 18:14

Cowboy-hat wearing Wellington Jighere from Nigeria crushed his English opponent 4-0 at the World Scrabble Championship in Australia to become first African to bag the word game's global title.

Buhari congratulates Jihere

09 November 2015, 22:38

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has heaped praise on Wellington Jighere following his sensational win at the World Scrabble Championships.

Wednesday, 04 November 2015

Former IAAF chief Diack charged over doping corruption

04 November 2015, 19:12

French police have charged former world athletics president Lamine Diack with corruption over suspicions he took bribes to cover up doping cases, investigators said.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Badminton veterans to play in Abuja

29 October 2015, 08:07

The country's leading veteran badminton players will converge in Abuja next month for a tournament the Citygate Badminton Club is set to host.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Ferrari on way up, Vettel aims to challenge Hamilton in '16

28 October 2015, 19:51

Lewis Hamilton was bearing down on his third world championship, focused on the pavement in front of him and his place in Formula One history.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Brady, unbeaten Patriots turn it on in 4th, beat Jets 30-23

27 October 2015, 08:32

Tom Brady overcame New England's shaky first three quarters by throwing for a pair of touchdowns in the fourth as the Patriots beat the New York Jets 30-23 to remain unbeaten in the NFL.

Wike assures protesting athletes of payment

27 October 2015, 08:51

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has approved the payment of N300 million to clear arrears for special athletes.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Putin slams 'politicisation' of sport

21 October 2015, 21:32

Russian President Vladimir Putin called for international measures to prevent politics from spilling over into sport as the West continues to snub Moscow over the Ukraine crisis.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Tom Brady on pressure, Gisele and Trump

15 October 2015, 22:41

Tom Brady has four Super Bowl rings and is off to a 4-0 start, and yet he's still quick to mention his 199th rank in the draft more than a decade ago as motivation for excellence.

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