Awoniyi prefers Liverpool exit

November 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria youth star Taiwo Awoniyi has stated he prefers to leave Liverpool after failing to secure a work permit in the UK since his arrival in 2015. Awoniyi joined the Reds five years ago following his heroics at 2013 Fifa U17 World Cup and 2015 Africa U20 Championship where he helped Nigeria win both tournaments in the United Arab Emirates and Senegal respectively. The 23-year-old Read More

FIFA lists Ronaldo, Lewandowski, Messi, others for best footballers’ award

November 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

European player of the year Robert Lewandowski is one of 10 players on the shortlist for the Best FIFA Men’s Player award unveiled Wednesday, alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. Besides Polish striker Lewandowski, one other winner of the Champions League with Bayern Munich made the list, Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara, who joined Liverpool in September. Read More

Hamilton deserves knighthood –Murray

November 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Three-time Grand Slam tennis winner Andy Murray believes Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton deserves to join him as a British sporting knight. Reports have suggested that Hamilton, who won a record-equalling seventh title last week, will be awarded a knighthood in the New Year Honours.“In terms of what he has achieved as an athlete, of course he deserves it,” Murray, 33, Read More

British govt gives £300m rescue package to virus-hit sport

November 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The British government on Thursday revealed they will give a combined £300 million ($396 million) rescue package to 11 sports hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.Sport in the UK has suffered financially as a result of the absence of fans from stadiums due to the virus. The financial support will largely be in the form of loans, the Department of Read More

Former winner Garcia out of Masters after positive Covid-19 test

November 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former Masters champion Sergio Garcia has pulled out of this week’s major tournament after testing positive for Covid-19, he announced on Monday. Garcia said he began experiencing a sore throat and a cough on Saturday while he was driving back from the Houston Open, where he missed the cut, and got tested on Sunday.“After 21 years of not missing a Read More

Haney beats Gamboa to defend WBC title

November 8, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Devin Haney cruised past Yuriorkis Gamboa with a unanimous decision to defend his WBC lightweight title behind closed doors in Florida on Saturday. The unbeaten Haney was fighting for the first time since last November after undergoing shoulder surgery in January.Two judges had the 21-year-old American leading for every round while the other had him winning all but two. Following Read More

Clippers name Lue as head coach

October 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Tyronn Lue has been named as head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers to succeed Doc Rivers.Lue spent last season as an assistant on Rivers’ staff and previously coached the Cleveland Cavaliers.The 43-year-old took the Cavaliers to three consecutive NBA Finals and helped them win their first title in 2016. Clippers president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank says he expects Read More

‘Why Troost-Ekong, Kalu missed Tunisia game’

October 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Super Eagles duo of Troost- Ekong and Samuel Kalu did not play a part when Nigeria took on the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in Austria on Tuesday evening. The defender and winger have been granted permission to leave the national team camp and return to their various clubs for varying reasons. William Troost-Ekong was allowed to leave in order to Read More

Tottenham sign Doherty from Wolves

August 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Tottenham Hotspur have signed defender Matt Doherty from Premier League rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers for an undisclosed fee. The Republic of Ireland right-back, 28, has signed a four-year deal with Spurs.Doherty made over 300 appearances for Wolves after joining from League of Ireland side Bohemians in 2010.He becomes Spurs’ third signing of the summer following the arrivals of midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg Read More

Breaking: Nigeria’s Usman punches down Masvidal, retains UFC welterweight belt

July 12, 2020 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman dubbed as the Nigerian Nightmare has just defeated America’s Jorge Masvidal unanimously and retained welterweight belt in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Sunday morning. The clash happened at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Usman defeated Jorge Masvidal 50-45, 50-45, 49-46 in a keenly contested fight. Usman who the first two rounds but Masvidal took the third. At the Read More

Breaking: Arsenal suffer defeat ahead of Manchester City clash

June 10, 2020 TheSun 0

Arsenal have been beaten 3-2 by Brentford just days before their crunch restart clash with Manchester City. Gunners fans had been buoyed by the way their side ripped Charlton apart in a 6-0 friendly win at the weekend, with youngster Eddie Nketiah blasting a hat-trick. But Mikel Arteta watched his side slip to a shock loss at the hands of Championship side Brentford – after taking Read More

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