Fans targeting Djokovic risk being kicked out of Aussie Open

January 11, 2023 Editorial IV 0

Australian Open spectators were warned on Wednesday that they risk being ejected if they target nine-time champion Novak Djokovic. The Serbian will be back at the Grand Slam in Melbourne next week after being deported on the eve of last year’s tournament over his Covid vaccination stance. His deportation divided opinion in a city that endured some of the longest Read More

Invitational basketball Championship: Edem launches N3m for winners 

December 26, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Two-time Nigerian basketball league most valuable player Louis Edem Ekpenyong is set to host an elite national basketball championship from February 7-11 2023 in honour of his father who passed during the COVID pandemic in 2020. The tournament is set to feature 8 Premier league teams from across Nigeria competing for the grand price of 2 million Naira with the Read More

Messi is my biggest idol – Djokovic

December 25, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Novak Djokovic has hailed Lionel Messi as a role model and said that he admires the Argentina captain and respects him a lot after winning the World Cup in Qatar. The 35-year-old scored a brace and also converted his penalty in the shootout as Argentina won their third World Cup. Messi was awarded the Golden Ball for being the best Read More

Messi named BBC Sports Personality of the year for 2022

December 20, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Argentina’s World Cup-winning captain Lionel Messi has been named BBC Sports Personality’s World Sport Star of the Year for 2022. Messi led Argentina to their first World Cup triumph in 36 years in Qatar. The 35-year-old won the tournament’s Golden Ball – awarded to the best player – after scoring seven goals at his fifth World Cup. The former Barcelona Read More

Rozner claims 3rd European title with Mauritius Open win

December 18, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Antoine Rozner carded a final round 67 to record a five-shot victory in the DP World Tour’s Mauritius Open at the Mont Choisy Le Golf in Grand Baie on Sunday, claiming a third title on the European circuit. The Frenchman went into the final round with a two-shot advantage, but a front nine that included three birdies and an eagle Read More

NPFL: 3SC clear air on N100m pre-season prize money

December 13, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The management of the Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan, wishes to clear the air on the prize money of the just concluded NPFL/Doxy Mmobuosi Super Cup Football Tournament. Contrary to the belief that 3SC got the whole 100,000,000 naira, being the winner of the 4-team tourney, we wish to state that the club only got 50,000,000 naira as Read More

Qatar 2022: Tunisia pip France, crash out

November 30, 2022 Editorial IV 0

French-born Wahbi Khazri scored the only goal of the game as Tunisia upset World Cup holders France 1-0 at the Education City Stadium on Wednesday, but the shock victory was not enough for them to join the defending champions in the last 16 of the tournament in Qatar. Khazri steered home a 58th-minute winner amid a cluster of defenders for Read More

Tiger to skip Hero World Challenge

November 29, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Tiger Woods pulled out of the Hero World Challenge because of a foot injury he said he sustained in “preparation and practice” to play. The tournament begins on Thursday at Albany Golf Club in the Bahamas. Woods has hosted it since 2000. “I’ve developed plantar fasciitis in my right foot, which is making it difficult to walk,” Woods posted to Read More

Hundreds of fans miss start of England- Iran game

November 21, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Hundreds of fans missed the start of England’s opening match against Iran at the World Cup due to an issue with Fifa’s ticketing app. The match at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha was the second of the tournament. And at kick off at 13:00 GMT on Monday some fans were stuck outside with Fifa saying there were issues with Read More

Nigeria’s tennis umpires elect new leaders

November 20, 2022 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Nigeria Tennis Umpires Association (NTUA) at the weekend elected a new executives to pilot its affairs for the next two years. The eight-member exco emerged unopposed during the association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM)/election held in Benin City, Edo State capital. Mr. Emeka Achusiogu and Rose Abu emerged chairman and vice respectively, while Efe Okuoagbe was elected as Secretary of Read More

El Mihdawy banned after admitting match-fixing charges

September 7, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Adam El Mihdawy has been banned from tennis for three-and-a-half years and fined $5,000 (£4,346) after admitting match-fixing charges. The American, 32, was sanctioned for fixing elements of matches, receiving money for fixing and failing to report corrupt approaches in line with the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP). The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) relate the charges to an event in Read More

AFCON 2021: Super Eagles camp open *Osimhen, Ndidi expected Jan 3

December 28, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The  Super Eagles camp  at the  Bolton  White Apartments camp  in  Wuse Zone  7 is expected  to come  alive Wednesday with arrival  of  several players that will prosecute the Africa Cup of Nations for the country. Blueprint sport Tuesday scooped  that several backroom staff of the team are already in the camp waiting the arrival of the  players. Enyimba’s No 1   John  Noble , South Africa   based duo  Daniel  Akpeyi and Olisa  Ndah  as  well as returnee  Odion Ighalo  are expected to be  the early birds   in camp  with the  latest  ruling by  CAF that  European clubs can hold  on  to Read More

Remo stars break 7-year jinx

October 28, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Remo Stars broke their seven years jinx in the Ogunjobi Gold Cup in style as they are through to their first finals after they defeated Niger Tornadoes in one of the semi-final games of the pre-season tournament at the Remo Stars Stadium in Ikenne. It was an action-packed encounter that saw two super strikes from free-kicks as the Sky Blues Read More

Kaduna Polo tourney: Debutants Badakozaz defeat defending champions

October 26, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  The 2021 edition of Kaduna International Polo Tournament enters top gallop on Tuesday as debutants Badakozaz defeated defending champions, Kaduna El- Amin to top the Georgian Cup table.  El-Amin, 13 times champions of Africa’s most prestigious polo trophy, the Georgian Cup, commenced the defence of their trophy with a 6-7 loss to the Badakozaz who is playing their first Read More

Swiatek, Badosa to make WTA Finals debut next month

October 25, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Poland’s Iga Swiatek and Spaniard Paula Badosa will make their WTA Finals debut next month after booking their spots for the season-ending tournament in Guadalajara, Mexico, the women’s tour said on Monday. Swiatek, last year’s French Open champion, made at least the fourth round of each of the four majors in 2021 while also winning two WTA titles this season. Read More

Flying Officers Cup 2021: Confluence, Edo, Sunshine Queens, Nasarawa Amazons complete pack as quarterfinal kicks off October 18

October 16, 2021 Editor 0

Royal Queens and Osun Babes will on Monday October 18, 2021 sweat it out in the first quarterfinal match of the ongoing Flying Officer’s Cup 2021. The game is expected to kickoff 10am. Thereafter, FC Robo Queens will face Naija Ratels FC in another final eight encounter of the competition that has glowingly and increasingly drawn spectators. Their encounter will Read More

Flying Officers Cup 2021: Osun Babes coach in cloud 9 as team hit quarterfinal

October 16, 2021 Editor 0

Osun Babes Manager, Whyte Ogbonda, has expressed satisfaction with his team, as they earn a berth in the quarter-finals of the 2021 Flying Officers Cup. The ‘Omoluabi Queens’ played a goalless draw against Bayelsa Queens on Friday evening to book a spot in Quarter-Final of the biggest Women Football Pre-season Championship in Africa. The former Ibom Angels Manager praised his Read More