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Sport General

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

21 October 2016, 11:18

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.

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Serena withdraws from WTA Finals

17 October 2016, 13:31

US superstar Serena Williams has withdrawn from the elite WTA Finals in Singapore, saying she's still working to recover from the shoulder troubles that hindered her in 2016.

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Fury vacates world heavyweight titles

13 October 2016, 17:39

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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NTTF says all ready for November national championships

13 October 2016, 13:38

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.

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Kenya's Olympic team leader charged, denies stealing $256K

12 October 2016, 11:52

Kenya's team leader at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics has been charged with stealing $256,000, money prosecutors say was for officials' and athletes' stay at the games.

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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Nigerian basketball player Nneka Ogwumike wins WNBA's MVP

28 September 2016, 14:15

Nneka Ogwumike shot her way to the WNBA Most Valuable Player Award for the first time.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

PHOTOS: Serena Williams flashes boobs in Milan

22 September 2016, 16:19

American athlete, Serena Williams stepped out revealing her boobs in an open black jacket.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Aruna Quadri hopes to surpass quarter-finals record at T/tennis World Cup

20 September 2016, 10:59

Africa’s number one table tennis player Quadri Aruna says he is using the French and Portuguese leagues to prepare for the Men’s World Cup in Saarbrucken, Germany.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Lagos City Marathon signs new partner

19 September 2016, 12:35

Seven-Up Bottling Company has officially joined the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon as the official water of the nation’s number one marathon.

Rio 2016 fallout: NIAA convention to focus state of athletics in Nigeria

19 September 2016, 13:35

Nigerian International Athletes Association (NIAA) 2016 convention slated for October in California, USA will focus on the state of athletics in Nigeria, according to the association’s President Grace Apiafi.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Cyclist dies after crash at Paralympics in Rio

18 September 2016, 12:08

A cyclist competing in the Paralympics at Rio has died after crashing during a race,

Paralympics team returns to rousing welcome

18 September 2016, 21:48

Nigeria’s team to the Rio 2016 Paralympics games on Sunday arrived the country to a warm reception.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Rio Paralympics: Orji breaks new records to win Nigeria’s 8th gold medal

15 September 2016, 14:18

Josephine Orji won a gold medal in women power-lifting’s +86 kg category for Nigeria’s 8th gold medal at the Rio Paralympics Games on Wednesday.

Rio Paralympics: Nigeria in quarter-finals of men’s table tennis team event

15 September 2016, 16:27

Team Nigeria recorded good success on Wednesday in the table tennis competition of the 2016 Paralympics Games in Rio, qualifying for the quarter-finals in the team event.

S.African prosecutors bid to extend Pistorius sentence

15 September 2016, 18:11

Prosecutors in South Africa said Thursday they would launch a new legal push for a tougher sentence for Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius, who was jailed for six years for murdering his girlfriend.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Rio Paralympics: Nigeria wins 7th gold medal

14 September 2016, 12:03

Flora Ugwunwa set a new world record in the women’s javelin – F54 event on Tuesday at the Rio Paralympics to give Nigeria its seventh gold medal.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Rio Paralympics: Nigeria adds 2 more gold medals from power-lifting

13 September 2016, 09:39

Team Nigeria’s contingent to the 2016 Paralympics Games in Rio increased its medals haul on Monday with two gold medals to take its total to nine so far.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Rio Paralympics: Nigeria’s Lucy Ejike breaks world record to win gold

12 September 2016, 10:40

Nigeria’s Lucy Ejike has broken the world record to win a gold medal in the women’s -61kg event in Powerlifting event at the ongoing Rio Paralympics on Sunday.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Rio Paralympics : Nigeria loses in first table tennis event

10 September 2016, 10:41

Nigeria lost its opening contest in the table tennis event of the ongoing 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio on Friday through Chinedu Nick who was eliminated by a South Korean opponent.

Friday, 09 September 2016

Hall of Fame boxer Bobby Chacon dies at 64

09 September 2016, 12:15

Hall of Fame boxer Bobby Chacon died Wednesday under hospice care for dementia. He was 64.

Pacquiao reveals retirement anguish as comeback looms

09 September 2016, 14:01

Manny Pacquiao says he knew almost as soon as his retirement began that he had made a mistake, revealing that loneliness and love for the sport had drawn him back into the ring.

Wednesday, 07 September 2016

Wozniacki gets past injured Sevastova to reach US Open SF

07 September 2016, 09:29

Doesn't matter to Caroline Wozniacki that she's ranked 74th. Or that she didn't win a Grand Slam match all year until she got to the U.S. Open. She was sure she was capable of another deep run at a major — and she was right.

Aruna Quadri soars in ITTF ranking

07 September 2016, 17:07

Aruna Quadri has soared from No. 40 to No. 25 in his best table tennis world ranking released by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).

Fury's Klitschko rematch gets October date

07 September 2016, 17:08

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury's rematch with Wladimir Klitschko will take place in Manchester on October 29.

Tuesday, 06 September 2016

Athletics: African supremo urges nationality review

06 September 2016, 18:11

Rules governing African athletes who controversially transfer allegiance to other countries need a full review.

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