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.
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.
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.
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.
Nigerian sprinter, Egwero Ogho-Oghene, has emerged the winner of the 100 metres race of the 2016 first leg of the Athletics Golden League.
Monday, 16 May 2016
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
27 April 2016, 16:08
The newly built badminton court in Abuja has been commissioned.
Thursday, 21 April 2016
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.