2 Fulham players test positive for coronavirus

May 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Two Fulham players have tested positive for coronavirus in the latest round of testing, the Championship club announced on Thursday. The English Football League said tests were carried out on 1 030 players and staff between Monday and Wednesday. Three individuals tested positive from two clubs. “Those players or club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate in line with Read More

Nigerian born wrestler, Crews wins 1st WWE title

May 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Nigerian born America wrestler Sesugh Uhaa popularly known as Apollo Crews has clinched the United States Championship on Monday Night Raw. Uhaa is from Benue state in the North central geo-political zone of the nation. The 32-year-old heavily built fighter dethroned former champion Andrade to win his first-ever title in the WWE rings.  Crews gained momentum in the fight after Read More

Hull City confirm 2 coronavirus cases

May 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Championship side Hull City have confirmed two people at the club have tested positive for coronavirus. The English Football League earlier said there were two positive cases out of more than 1,000 players and staff tested at the 24 second-tier clubs. In a statement, Hull said the pair were asymptomatic and feeling no ill effects, but would self-isolate for seven Read More

UEFA releases nearly 70 million euros in payments to clubs

April 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

UEFA has released nearly 70 million euros ($75 million) of compensation payments to clubs ahead of schedule to help deal with the impact of soccer’s COVID-19 related stoppage. European soccer’s governing body pays clubs who have contributed players to national teams during the qualification process for the European Championships. The payment was due to be made after the completion of Read More

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Badminton Confederation upgrades Nigerian umpire

April 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Badminton Confederation of Africa (BCA) has upgraded Nigeria’s Naomi Adeoyin Oyinloye, a certified national umpire as a continental certified umpire. According to a statement from the President of Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN), Frank Orbih, the upgrade was a result of BCA Umpires Assessment, which took place in Casablanca, Morocco during the All African Games in August 2019. The last Read More

Motor racing legend dies at 90

April 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

British motor racing legend Sir Stirling Moss has died at the age of 90, his wife has confirmed. Moss was one of the most iconic figures in British sports in the 1950s and 1960s, winning 16 Formula One races and finishing as the runner-up in the Drivers’ Championship on four occasions. “He died as he lived, looking wonderful,” his widow, Read More

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F1 postpones Dutch, Spanish and Monaco Grands Prix

March 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Formula One has confirmed that its Dutch, Spanish and Monaco Grands Prix have been postponed as the coronavirus pandemic continues to grip Europe. F1 said in a statement that the decision had been taken to protect the health of “travelling staff, championship participants and fans” and added that alternative dates were under consideration. “In view of the continued global spread Read More

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Badminton President narrates ordeal in hands of Egyptian Embassy

February 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

President of the Nigerian Badminton Federation, Francis Orbih is still very bitter over the attitude and antics displayed by the Egyptian Embassy for delay in issuing visas to his athletes who featured at the just concluded All Africa Senior Badminton Championship in Egypt. He wondered why they accepted to host the event when they knew they would not be ready Read More

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Halep claims 20th career title with Dubai triumph

February 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Simona Halep defeated Elena Rybakina 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) on Saturday to secure her 20th career title with victory at the Dubai Championships and claimed she felt “pretty dead”. The world No 2 from Romania, who also won the title in Dubai in 2015, clinched her first trophy since Wimbledon last summer. “I love playing here, I gave everything I Read More

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Hamilton, Biles, Messi win Laureus Awards

February 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Gymnast Simone Biles won her third Laureus Sportswoman of the Year award while Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton and footballer Lionel Messi shared the men’s title. American Biles, 22, won five gold medals in Stuttgart last year to become the most decorated athlete at the World Championships. Briton Hamilton, 35, won his sixth drivers’ title. Argentine Messi, 32, guided Barcelona Read More

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Clijsters falls to Muguruza in first match since 2012

February 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Kim Clijster’s WTA comeback match ended in a first-round defeat to Australian Open finalist Garbine Muguruza at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. The four-time Grand Slam winner was playing in her first professional match since 2012 and was well beaten by the Spaniard in the first set, losing 6-2. However, she rallied in the second after falling 3-0 down, Read More

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Mouktar promises juicy incentives as Beach Soccer kicks off in Abuja

February 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Chairman of Federal Capital Territory FCT Football Association, Alhaji Mohammed Mouktar has promised Beach Soccer players representing Abuja incentives as the Beach Soccer championship kicks off at Jabi Lake Friday. Mouktar said the team is new in the championship, he is doling out something to spur them into great performance during the championship. “The game is a bit fresh to Read More

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Nigeria to host African Rugby C’ship, President’s Cup

February 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria has been giving the hosting right of the African Rugby Championship and the 2020 President’s Cup coming up later in the year.  This was disclosed by Kelechukwu Mbagwu, President, Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF) during the federation’s Board meeting in Lagos at the weekend. Mbagwu said the NRFF decided to host the tournament in order to create more awareness Read More

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Players union congratulates Amokachi on his appointment

February 6, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Nigerian players union has sent a congratulatory letter to retired Nigerian professional footballer, Daniel Amokachi, on his appointment as Nigeria’s Football Ambassador by President Muhammadu Buhari.A statement on Tuesday signed by the President’s Spokesman, Garba Shehu, stated that as, “Nigeria’s Football Ambassador, a largely ceremonial role, Amokachi will assist the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to scout for talents, Read More

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Coca cola FC Clinch Chairman’s final cup

February 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Coca-cola football club Tuesday, won the 13th edition of the Kuje chairman’s cup competition played at J.T. Useni township stadium in Kuje, Abuja-FCT.  Speaking to Blueprint in Kuje during the final match of the competition, the council chairman, Alhaji Abdullahi Suleiman Sabo said he was happy to witness the closing ceremony of the Kuje area council chairman’s cup. It is interesting to Read More

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Lehmann to have heart bypass surgery

February 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former Australia batsman and coach Darren Lehmann will have a heart bypass operation after falling ill on Wednesday, his 50th birthday. Lehmann suffered chest pains while watching his son Jake, 27, captain a Cricket Australia XI against England Lions on the Gold Coast. Lehmann, who played in 27 Tests, will have surgery in Brisbane on Saturday. “I would like to Read More

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HFN set to hold National U-12 &15 Handball C’ship in Sokoto

January 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN) is set to hold the National Under 12&15 male and female handball championship in Sokoto State. In a circular sent out to the different state sports commission, handball associations and teams hoping to participate in the competition by the secretary-general of the Handball Federation of Nigeria Alhaji Maigidasanma Mohammed, the competition will hold from Read More

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15 Wrestlers to represent Nigeria in African C’ships

January 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) has announced a strong team of 15 athletes that will fly the country’s flag at the 2020 African Wrestling Championships in Algiers, Algeria, from February 3rd to 9th. The list which made up 10 female and 3 male wrestlers comprises Blessing Oborududu (68kg), a 9-time African champion and world No. 2 Odunayo Adekuoroye (57kg) for the Read More

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FIFA picks Nigeria referee for Futsal tourney

January 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

World football governing body, FIFA has picked Musa Dung Davou from Plateau state referee council as one of the officiating arbiter of the Total Africa Futsal Championship in Morocco. Dung Davou, one of the Futsal Fifa referees from Nigeria was successful in his fitness and medical tests organised to determine preparedness of the referees invited for the competition. Davou is Read More

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Adesanya confirms next date against Romero

January 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria’s mixed martial arts (MMA) champion, Israel Adesanya has been offered a date for his next tile defence, as he is set to take on Yoel Romero at the upcoming 248th edition of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Details of the report disclosed that the UFC middleweight champ will go out for his first official title defense at UFC 248 on Read More

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Eze makes Championship team of the month

January 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Queens Park Rangers’ Nigerian midfielder, Eberechi Eze, has been included in the December Sky Bet Championship Team of The Mont. The Team of The Month was unveiled on Sunday by football facts and statistics website, Whoscored.com. Also in the list is Black Stars of Ghana skipper and Swansea City forward Andre Ayew. The Team of The Month which is in a Read More

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AFN promises better results, scandal-free 2020

January 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) says it is committed to an open, transparent and efficient management of track and field in the new year and beyond. Acting President of the federation, Honourable Olamide George says the federation has learnt from the mistakes made since the current board was inaugurated and will put all supporting structures in place this year Read More