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Sport General

Lagos City Marathon excites artisans, event managers

05 December 2016, 13:31

As the countdown to the 2017 Lagos City Marathon continues, the general public, especially artisans, designers, stylists and events managers are very excited with the window to make money working for the Lagos State Government and other sponsors.

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VIDEO: Three women who are taking Nigeria to her first Winter Olympics

01 December 2016, 14:33

Three female athletes are set to fly Nigeria’s flag for the first time, at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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Pacquiao says next fight must fit his schedule as senator

25 November 2016, 15:07

Manny Pacquiao says his next fight will be in April or May next year as that best fits his schedule as a senator for the Philippines. And he would like a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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South Africa captain Faf du Plessis fined for ball tampering

23 November 2016, 10:27

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has been found guilty of ball tampering and fined 100 percent of his match fee by the International Cricket Council.

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Monday, 21 November 2016

2017 Lagos City Marathon targets 50 000 runners

21 November 2016, 16:21

Organisers of the Lagos City Marathon are targeting 50 000 runners for the second edition.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Lagos City Marathon ranked 2nd in Africa, 71st worldwide

17 November 2016, 19:04

Months before it first anniversary, Lagos City Marathon held February 6, 2016, is ranked among the top 100 marathons in the world by All-Athletics.Com, the most comprehensive athletics database.

Monday, 14 November 2016

South Africa takes an 86-run 1st innings lead on day 1

14 November 2016, 20:11

Vernon Philander took five wickets to help skittle Australia for 85 before South Africa's batsmen combined to give the tourists an 86-run lead by stumps Saturday on a dramatic opening day to the second test

Nishikori thrashes Wawrinka at Tour Finals

14 November 2016, 20:11

Japan's Kei Nishikori dispatched error-strewn Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka 6-2 6-3 in a disappointingly one-sided clash at the ATP World Tour Finals on Monday.

Athletics: IOC boss Bach expects Qatar Olympics bid

14 November 2016, 21:28

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said on Tuesday that he could "imagine" Qatar will bid to host a future Summer Olympics.

Ex-Chelsea star Lampard departs New York City

14 November 2016, 21:28

Former Chelsea star Frank Lampard will leave Major League Soccer's New York City F.C. once his contract expires at the end of the year.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Kenya's Rudisha appointed head of African athletes' body

10 November 2016, 17:52

Kenya's two-time world and Olympic 800 metres champion David Rudisha has been appointed to chair the African Athletics Confederation (AAC) Athletes' Commission, replacing former Namibian sprinter Frank Fredericks.

Wednesday, 09 November 2016

FirstBank Lagos Amateur Golf Open Championship tees-off

09 November 2016, 18:23

Nigeria’s most valuable bank brand, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced that it is set to host this year’s edition of the Lagos Amateur Golf Championship.

Sunday, 06 November 2016

Olesen shoots 68, leads by 7 at Turkish Airlines Open

06 November 2016, 12:31

Thorbjorn Olesen extended his lead to seven shots at the Turkish Airlines Open after shooting 4-under 68 for his third round on Saturday, moving the Dane to the brink of a European Tour victory for the third straight year

Golf: Turkish Airlines Open scores

06 November 2016, 12:31

Turkish Airlines Open third round scores at the Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort, Belek on Saturday (par 71)

Pacquiao reclaims WBO welterweight title for third time

06 November 2016, 12:41

Manny Pacquiao reclaimed the World Boxing Organization welterweight title for the third time with a unanimous decision victory over former champion Jesse Vargas in his comeback fight

Friday, 04 November 2016

Usain Bolt to make Australia bow

04 November 2016, 16:25

Sprint superstar Usain Bolt will compete in Australia for the first time when he headlines an innovative team athletics event next year.

Thursday, 03 November 2016

Mary Onyali says unbroken 200m record sign of Nigeria’s athletics underdevelopment

03 November 2016, 19:29

An Olympian, Mary Onyali-Omagbemi, says that no Nigerian has broken her 20 years record in 200m which spans from 1996 to date is a sign of athletics underdevelopment in Nigeria.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Pacquiao not looking beyond next fight

27 October 2016, 10:29

Filipino star Manny Pacquiao says he remains undecided about his future in boxing beyond this year, insisting he is not looking past his upcoming world title bout with Jessie Vargas.

3 weightlifters stripped of Olympic golds in doping cases

27 October 2016, 16:19

Three female weightlifters from Kazakhstan have been stripped of gold medals from the 2012 London Olympics after failing retests of their doping samples.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

IAAF opts against Qatar bribery probe

26 October 2016, 12:06

Athletics' world body has decided not to investigate bribery claims against Qatar after a preliminary probe failed to find anything more than "rumours" surrounding bidding for the 2017 world championships.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Nneka Ogwumike lifts Sparks to WNBA title, beat Lynx 77-76

21 October 2016, 12:18

Nneka Ogwumike's short jumper with 3.1 seconds left gave the Los Angeles Sparks a 77-76 victory over the defending champion Minnesota Lynx for their first title in 14 years in the deciding game of the WNBA Finals.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Serena withdraws from WTA Finals

17 October 2016, 14:31

US superstar Serena Williams has withdrawn from the elite WTA Finals in Singapore, saying she's still working to recover from the shoulder troubles that hindered her in 2016.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

NTTF says all ready for November national championships

13 October 2016, 14:38

Players from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and 36 states will converge on Lagos to vie for honours at the 2016 Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) National Championships in November.

Fury vacates world heavyweight titles

13 October 2016, 18:39

Tyson Fury has given up his WBO and WBA world heavyweight titles "with immediate effect" to concentrate on his "medical treatment and recovery".

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