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Sport General

Olympics-Rights groups slam decision to give Beijing Winter Games

31 July 2015, 18:46

Human rights activists criticized the decision to award Beijing the 2022 Winter Olympics, saying the International Olympic Committee had sent the wrong message.

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Brazil corruption probe threatens Rio Olympics preparations

31 July 2015, 17:30

Brazil's largest-ever corruption scandal threatens to slow down preparations for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next year.

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Hamilton beats Raikkonen in popularity poll

30 July 2015, 21:38

World champion Lewis Hamilton has edged out Kimi Raikkonen as Formula One's most popular driver in a global fan survey carried out by Britain's Autosport magazine and associated publications.

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Ferrari under no illusions about task ahead

30 July 2015, 20:24

Despite winning two out of 10 races so far, Ferrari have no illusions about how tough it will be to match Mercedes when they return for the second half of the Formula One season.

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NBA in Africa? 'Stay tuned' for regular-season game

30 July 2015, 19:09

The NBA is in Africa for an exhibition, and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver expects more important games to come.

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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Lack of funds force AFN to move athletic championship

28 July 2015, 14:17

Following the lack of sponsorship from the Cross River State government, the Athletic Federation of Nigeria has moved the 2015 All Nigeria Athletics Championships to Warri in Delta State.

Monday, 27 July 2015

2 surrender, 1 hurt in barricade crash at Tour de France

27 July 2015, 21:45

A police official says two people have surrendered in the search for the driver of a car that tried to crash barricades near the Tour de France finish line.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Nigeria athletics president gets reception July 26

23 July 2015, 09:14

The planned grand reception for Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) President, Solomon Ogba by the Edo Sports Media Practitioners, will now hold on Sunday, July 26, 2015 in Lagos.

America’s Maurice Green in Nigeria for athletic events

23 July 2015, 17:17

Former World and Olympics Champion, Maurice Green, has arrived Warri, Delta State, South-south Nigeria ahead of the 2015 CAA Grand Prix, the Warri Relays billed for the Warri City Stadium and a grand reception for AFN President, Solomon Ogba.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

President Buhari releases funds for AAG

22 July 2015, 10:47

Muhammadu Buhari, the president of Nigeria, has approved the funds needed to help Nigerian athletes prepare for the All Africa Games in Brazzaville, Congo, in September.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Lagos government to ensure growth of sport

20 July 2015, 09:56

The Lagos State Government has reiterated its commitment to develop sports in the region.

Jules Bianchi's funeral to take place in Nice on Tuesday

20 July 2015, 22:39

Jules Bianchi's funeral will take place in his hometown of Nice. The French Formula One driver died from head injuries sustained in a crash at last year's Japanese Grand Prix.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Serena Williams withdraws from Bastad

16 July 2015, 19:53

World number one Serena Williams pulled out of the WTA Swedish Open in Bastad on Thursday citing elbow pain, organisers announced.

Rome promises a fusion of tradition and future

16 July 2015, 21:31

Rome promised a combination of "tradition and future", all done on a cost-sustainable basis, if it wins the right to host the 2024 Olympic Games, backers of the bid said.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Nigeria poised to exploit profitable sports industry

15 July 2015, 16:57

The Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment has outlined plans to explore avenues to make the most of the lucrative global sports industry.

Kenya's Kipsang focused on marathon gold in Beijing

15 July 2015, 19:54

Former Kenyan world marathon record holder and Olympic bronze medallist Wilson Kipsang is focused on reclaiming the world title for Kenya in Beijing next month.

Spieth impressively assured as he prepares for history bid

15 July 2015, 21:33

Pressure? What pressure? That seemed to be the message Jordan Spieth wanted to send out as he prepared for his attempt to become the first player since 1953 to win the year's first three majors.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Nigeria basketball players suspended

14 July 2015, 14:41

Three members of the Nigerian under-16 national team have been suspended from the 2015 FIBA Africa U-16 Women's Championships in Madagascar.

Dolphins prepare for next basketball phase

14 July 2015, 16:35

Dolphins basketball team are preparing for the women’s playoff stages of the Zenith League.

Friday, 10 July 2015

D’Tigers await coach Voigt’s invitation

10 July 2015, 10:53

Players of D’Tigers are awaiting the list of newly appointed coach William Voigt ahead of the 2015 Afrobasket billed to hold in Tunisia in August.

Federer dismantles Murray to reach 10th Wimbledon final

10 July 2015, 22:33

Roger Federer does not lose Wimbledon semi-finals and he produced a display of clinical majesty to down Andy Murray and maintain his bid for a record eighth title with a sparkling 7-5 7-5 6-4 win.

Thursday, 09 July 2015

Murray and Federer to resume Wimbledon rivalry

09 July 2015, 18:03

A lot has happened to Andy Murray in the three years since he choked back the tears on Centre Court after a four-set defeat that handed Roger Federer the Wimbledon trophy for a seventh time.

Williams beats Sharapova in 2 sets to reach Wimbledon final

09 July 2015, 19:59

Serena Williams is just one win away from another Grand Slam milestone. The top-ranked Williams maintained her 11-year dominance over Maria Sharapova, beating the Russian 6-2, 6-4.

Wednesday, 08 July 2015

Federer at his silky best to reach Wimbledon semis

08 July 2015, 21:34

Roger Federer was at his regal best as he floated into the Wimbledon semi-finals with a silky 6-3 7-5 6-2 win over Frenchman Gilles Simon.

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