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Sport General

Don’t expect miracles from Nigerian athletes in Rio Olympics, says Amike

21 April 2016, 14:05

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.

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Zenith Bank Basketball League: Delta Force record 6th win of 2nd phase

21 April 2016, 13:56

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.

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Nigeria volleyball shift focus to 2020 Olympics

18 April 2016, 12:12

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.

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Monday, 11 April 2016

AFN president appeals to U.S. Embassy over top athlete’s visa

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

F1 deciding on fate of unliked qualifying system on Thursday

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

Fast-tracked heavyweight Joshua ready to live up hype

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

Sharubutu targets more glory after Paris debut success

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.

Six table tennis players depart for Algiers ITTF Junior championship

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.

Monday, 04 April 2016

Beaten Blackwell out of coma

04 April 2016, 22:40

Nick Blackwell has woken from the induced coma he was placed in following a British middleweight title defeat by Chris Eubank Jr, the former champion's promoter said on Monday.

Friday, 11 March 2016

Sharapova's racket sponsor: meldonium shouldn't be banned

11 March 2016, 22:40

Maria Sharapova's racket supplier says the drug she tested positive for at the Australian Open shouldn't be on the banned list.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Early preparations, key to successful Olympics outing, says Coach

10 March 2016, 20:27

John Bashorun, an athletics coach with the Lagos State, on Wednesday attributed excellent performance in international competitions to early preparation.

Tuesday, 08 March 2016

Sharapova says she failed drug test

08 March 2016, 13:22

Maria Sharapova's tennis career and Olympic hopes are in jeopardy, and she claims it's all because she failed to click on a link in an email that would have told her to stop taking meldonium.

Sponsors suspend ties with Sharapova after failed drug test

08 March 2016, 13:25

Two of Maria Sharapova's top sponsors have suspended ties with the Russian tennis star after she admitted failing a doping test.

Porsche suspend ties with Sharapova

08 March 2016, 20:03

German luxury car manufacturers Porsche on Tuesday became the third big-name sponsor to distance themselves from Maria Sharapova after the tennis star admitted failing a drug test at the Australian Open.

4-6 weeks is normal treatment for drug in Sharapova case

08 March 2016, 21:37

After Maria Sharapova tested positive for the banned substance meldonium, the drug's Latvian manufacturer says the usual maximum length for a course of the drug is six weeks.

Friday, 04 March 2016

Vettel tops testing times

04 March 2016, 19:09

Sebastian Vettel topped the early times on the fourth day of the second testing session in Barcelona on Friday.

Thursday, 03 March 2016

Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen tries out halo in F1 testing

03 March 2016, 19:07

Kimi Raikkonen used a prototype of the new head protection device on his Ferrari during preseason testing on Thursday

Olympic cauldron for stadium in Tokyo may pose fire threat

03 March 2016, 21:44

Plans for the new stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics may have to be reviewed over concerns that the installation of the cauldron may violate fire laws.

Djokovic to open for Serbia against Kazakhstan

03 March 2016, 22:33

Novak Djokovic will play the opening match against Aleksandr Nedovyesov when Serbia takes on Kazakstan in the first round of the Davis Cup.

Wednesday, 02 March 2016

Ubale assures of good performance at African Junior Champ

02 March 2016, 19:54

National Junior Tennis Coach Ubale Mohammed says Nigerians should expect a good performance from the country’s representatives to the main African Junior Championship (AJC) in Pretoria, South Africa.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Tiger Woods posts video to rebut rumors of his demise

24 February 2016, 22:30

Tiger Woods has posted a video of him swinging a 9-iron in a golf simulator. His agent says the video was posted to rebut rumors on social media that he had taken a turn for the worse.

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