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Nigerian teen strikes gold in weightlifting

25 July 2014, 19:17

African champion Chika Amalaha, at just 16 years of age, won gold in the women's 53kg weightlifting category at the Commonwealth Games.

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Tiger Woods off to slow start at British Open

17 July 2014, 15:25

Playing in his first major championship since back surgery, Tiger Woods got off to a shaky start in the British Open.

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Boxing coach confident of success

15 July 2014, 12:59

With the Commonwealth Games around the corner, Nigeria’s assistant national boxing coach Adura Olalehin has promised to bring home a few gold medals.

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Pillars qualify for playoff semis

14 July 2014, 16:20

Kano Pillars have qualified for the semifinals of the 2013/2014 DStv Premier Basketball Playoff after beating Plateau Peaks 83-53 in their second game played on Monday.

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Mark Jelks glad to rep Nigeria

14 July 2014, 15:57

Nigeria’s new 100m sprint champion, Mark Jelks, reveals why he chose to run for Nigeria.

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Monday, 14 July 2014

GOtv to cover athletics champ

14 July 2014, 12:21

GOtv announced that it will partner with the Cross River State Government as sponsors of the 5th Athletics and Swimming Championships for primary and secondary schools in the region.

Gov. Dickson backs wrestling team

14 July 2014, 12:21

Bayelsa State Governor Henry Seriake Dickson has encouraged members of the Nigerian Wrestling team who will compete at the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland to bring back the medals.

Tosin Oke looks forward to Glasgow

14 July 2014, 13:34

Tosin Oke is hoping to defend is triple jump title at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Oluyole Warriors crash out of playoff

14 July 2014, 15:32

Oluyole Warriors have crashed out of the 2013/2014 DStv Premier Basketball Playoff taking place in Lagos.

Friday, 11 July 2014

Lagos Sports Council reveal plans

11 July 2014, 11:05

Plans have been revealed by the Lagos State Sports Council for the National School Sports Festival, as well as the National Sports Festival.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Nigeria Handball team dominates in Sweden

10 July 2014, 14:51

Nigeria fared well at a recent invitational youth tournament in Sweden, bringing home two gold medals.

Wednesday, 09 July 2014

Judo champs set for August date

09 July 2014, 12:26

The Nigeria Judo Federation (NJF) says it expects to hold the maiden Judo President National Open Senior and Junior Championships from August 6 - 8 in Benin, Edo State.

Onyali optimistic of Commonwealth Games success

09 July 2014, 14:40

Olympic bronze medallist Mary Onyali believes Nigerian athletes will have a record-breaking Commonwealth Games campaign in Glasgow later this month.

Karate trials end in Asaba

09 July 2014, 15:14

The trials for the upcoming 15th African Senior Karate Championships have been concluded by the Karate Federation of Nigeria.

Tuesday, 08 July 2014

‘NSF is failing’

08 July 2014, 07:44

Anslem Ojezua, the chairman of All Progressives Congress, Edo State, says the National Sports Festival is currently failing in its development goals.

Monday, 07 July 2014

Okagbare strategising for Commonwealth Games

07 July 2014, 14:59

Nigeria's star athlete Blessing Okagbare says she will take some time to consider her strategy for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Floyd sets September date

20 May 2014, 22:00

Floyd Mayweather will reportedly fight on September 13, which would rule out Amir Khan as an opponent.

Monday, 07 April 2014

'Our goal is to increase interest in water sports'

07 April 2014, 12:22

The Nigeria Rowing, Sailing and Canoe Federation (NRSCF) said that its goal was to increase the popularity of the sports in the country to discover talents.

Friday, 07 March 2014

Wheelchair tennis stars are African champions

07 March 2014, 15:23

Wheelchair tennis mentor, Frank Tarmena, welcomed his team’s victory at the just-ended BNP Paribas World Team Cup African Qualification.

Wednesday, 05 March 2014

Sports Minister Bolaji Abdullahi sacked

05 March 2014, 13:04

Sports Minister Bolaji Abdullahi has been relieved of his ministerial appointment by President Goodluck Jonathan.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Bayelsa Sports Academy ready for intakes

19 February 2014, 16:02

Bayelsa State Governor has directed the ministry of sports development to admit the first batch of students to the State Sports Academy.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Fair play must prevail at oil, gas games

13 February 2014, 17:02

The sponsors of the upcoming Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry Games (NOGIG) called on participants to practise fair play.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Del Potro to face Monfils

11 February 2014, 14:39

Juan Martin del Potro was subjecting his delicate left wrist to steadily building pressure as he prepares for a meeting with Gael Monfils.

Venus wins opener in Doha

11 February 2014, 15:16

Venus Williams has made a winning start to the Qatar Open which brought back great memories at a familiar venue.

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