Brazil Supreme Court to decide fate of Copa America

June 10, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Brazil’s Supreme Court opened an extraordinary session on Thursday to decide whether the Copa America can go ahead in three days, the latest threat to a tournament beset by the chaotic fallout of the pandemic. The high court’s 11 justices have until 11:59 pm to cast their votes remotely in three cases brought by opposition parties and a union, which Read More

Tokyo Olympics: Team Nigeria in top shape performance

June 6, 2021 Editor 0

With 46 days to the commencement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the cloud is becoming clearer for Team Nigeria with preparations in top gear. Athletes like Elizabeth Anyanacho, Tobi Amusan, Blessing Okagbare, Ese Brume are putting up impressive performances in their respective events. Anyanacho was the star performer in Dakar as she settled for Silver medal at the 2021 African Read More

Why I’m preparing hard for Tokyo Olympics – Anyanacho

June 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria’s sensational taekwondo star, and Olympic-bound Elizabeth Anyanacho, has said she used the just concluded African Taekwondo Championships in Dakar, Senegal as part of her preparations to the 2021 Olympic Games. The two-day continental championship was held between June 5 and 6, 2021 at the Dakar arena. The championship is a major event that will count towards the seeding of Read More

Lagos to host 22nd African Athletics C’ship

May 26, 2021 Lekan Olaseinde 0

  Thirty-two years after hosting the sixth edition of the African Senior Athletics Championship, Lagos has been confirmed as the host of the 22nd edition billed to hold between June 23 and 27, 2021 at the Teslim Balogun stadium, Surulere.                   In a statement issued in Cairo, Egypt , Kalkaba Malboum, President of Read More

We’d be back better next season – Egbayelo, Iganmu FC president

May 20, 2021 Akeem Busari 0

The President of Iganmu FC, Abayomi Egbayelo, has promised that his Lagos based NLO side would be back in action next season and better prepared. In a good will and thank you message to its associates, teeming supporters and sponsors, the Tokyo, Japan based philanthropist and sportspreneur, recalled with glee, the valiant efforts of the team and its modest achievements Read More

Joshua, Fury to fight in specially-built stadium – Hearn

May 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have finalised the date for their undisputed heavyweight championship clash and will meet in a specially-created stadium, the promoter, Eddie Hearn, has said. Joshua and Fury’s fight will be on August 14 in Saudi Arabia and was described by Hearn as “a done deal” although it is yet to be officially confirmed by both sides. Read More

Tokyo Olympics: I’m not distracted – Dare

May 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

Ahead of Olympic Relay qualifier in United States, Minister of Youth and Sports Mr. Sunday Dare took time out earlier this week to speak to select Journalists on Ministry’s plans for a successful Tokyo Olympic Games. Excerpt… What was likely missed in Poland will it be gained on this tour to United states of America? Absolutely! You know qualification is Read More

How Abhishek Agrawal’s story inspiring youths

March 23, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Digital media expert Abhishek Agrawal has challenged youth not to lose focus on their life goals affirming that their ultimate return on investment should be happiness.  Agrawal, who is considered an authority in the digital media industry said he has made investments over the years, and has realized that it’s not just about building wealth and growing businesses but says Read More

Principal Cup zonal qualifiers: Ruth to represent Kaduna in table tennis

March 17, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

As the Northwest Zonal qualifiers of the Principal Cup kicks off, Sadique Abubakar Abdulsalam of Ansar-ud-Deen College and Ruth Ayo of Faith Academy qualified to represent Kaduna state. Sadique defeated Mustapha Mukhtar of Government Secondary School Doka, while Ruth Ayo defeated Danielle Ashilere also of Faith Academy in the Kaduna state table tennis final of the Principal’s Cup. Christ Comprehensive Read More

World indoor championships postponed again

December 11, 2020 Blueprint 0

The World Athletics Indoor Championships in Nanjing, China, have been pushed back again to March 2023 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the sport’s global governing body said on Thursday. The event was initially scheduled for March 13-15 this year, but was postponed for 12 months over fears related to the spread of the novel coronavirus in China. Organisers have now Read More

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