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Sport General

'Our goal is to increase interest in water sports'

07 April 2014, 11:22

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.

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Wheelchair tennis stars are African champions

07 March 2014, 14:23

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

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Sports Minister Bolaji Abdullahi sacked

05 March 2014, 12:04

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

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Bayelsa Sports Academy ready for intakes

19 February 2014, 15:02

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

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Fair play must prevail at oil, gas games

13 February 2014, 16:02

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

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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.

Wednesday, 05 February 2014

Nadal making speedy recovery

05 February 2014, 13:43

Rafa Nadal is recovering well from the back problem that wrecked his Australian Open final last month and will return to training.

Former Nigerian athlete jailed in SA

05 February 2014, 19:36

Former Nigeria Olympian, Ambrose Monye has been handed a life imprisonment by a South African court.

Monday, 03 February 2014

Murray crushes USA hopes

03 February 2014, 11:53

Andy Murray beat America's Sam Querrey to send Great Britain into the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup for the first time since 1986.

Serena stays atop rankings

03 February 2014, 14:48

Serena Williams retains her commanding advantage at the top of the WTA women's tennis rankings issued on Monda.

Nadal dominates rankings

03 February 2014, 14:48

Rafael Nadal remains top of the men's ATP tennis rankings, with Novak Djokavic second Stanislas Wawrinka third.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Wawrinka rises in rankings

29 January 2014, 12:08

Stanislas Wawrinka will replace David Ferrer as the world's No 3 player after beating Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Nadal blames injury for loss

27 January 2014, 13:49

A devastated Rafael Nadal, wiping away tears, has said a back problem made it "impossible" to win the Australian Open final.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Wawrinka stuns Nadal in final

26 January 2014, 15:24

Swiss eighth seed Stanislas Wawrinka has won his first grand slam title at the Australian Open after beating Spain's Rafa Nadal.

Li Na eyes number one ranking

26 January 2014, 15:24

Li Na said she was ready to work hard to become world number one after clinching her first Australian Open title.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Li ends Bouchard dream

23 January 2014, 11:35

China's Li Na swept into the Australian Open final, brushing aside Canadian teenager Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets.

Murray happy with progress

23 January 2014, 14:56

Andy Murray has said he was always "very unlikely" to win the Australian Open, but added he was happy with his progress.

Federer focused on Nadal

23 January 2014, 16:10

Roger Federer says he didn't dare think about an all-Swiss Australian Open final after joining Stanislas Wawrinka in the semis.

AFN targets medal potentials for Commonwealth Games

23 January 2014, 16:10

The Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN) said it would focus on selecting athletes with potential to win medals at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

'I got lucky', says Nadal

22 January 2014, 12:08

Rafael Nadal admitted he got lucky as he moved into the semi-finals of the Australian Open with a win over Grigor Dimitrov.

Djokovic backs Becker

22 January 2014, 14:04

Three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic says he's prepared to give his new partnership with Boris Becker more time.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Serena win 'drained me'

21 January 2014, 11:39

Ana Ivanovic says the thrill of beating Serena Williams had left her emotionally drained in her Australian Open quarter-final upset.

Berdych fights off Ferrer

21 January 2014, 15:18

Tomas Berdych fought off the tenacious David Ferrer in four sets to win through to his first Australian Open semi-final.

Wawrinka dumps Djokovic out of Australian Open

21 January 2014, 15:22

A brilliant Stanislas Wawrinka ended Novak Djokovic's three-year reign at Melbourne Park.

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