Ronaldo admits paying 5,000 to settle sexual assault claim

20 August 2019
Ronaldo admits paying 5,000 to settle sexual assault claim

Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyers revealed for the first time in court documents the amount he paid to settle allegations that he raped a woman in a Las Vegas hotel...

I’ll never be a politician like Weah –Amokachi

17 August 2019
I’ll never be a politician like Weah –Amokachi

Ex-international Daniel Amokachi, in this interview with CHARLES OGUNDIYA, faults the Nigeria Football Federation for giving the Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, a semi-final target at the last Africa Cup...

Serena Williams's difficult time compared to Roger Federer's

16 August 2019
Serena Williams's difficult time compared to Roger Federer's

On a column for Tennis Smash, the former world No. 1 Todd Woodbridge commented on Serena Williams's momentum. The American player was forced to withdraw from Cincinnati due to a...

FIFA bans Samson Siasia for life

16 August 2019
FIFA bans Samson Siasia for life

Former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia has been banned for life and fined ,000 by Fifa for agreeing to 'the manipulation of matches.' Siasia was coach of Nigeria between 2010-2011 and...

Winning Champions League with several clubs makes me different from others - Cristiano Ronaldo

14 August 2019
Winning Champions League with several clubs makes me different from others - Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has said winning the Champions League with several clubs is the 'difference' between him and fellow five-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi. The 33-year-old Portuguese striker who featured...

Man City avoid transfer ban, get £315K fine

13 August 2019
Man City avoid transfer ban, get £315K fine

Manchester City have avoided a transfer ban despite admitting breaking FIFA rules on signing young players but were fined £315,000 after breaching rules on the transfer and regulation of foreign...

Man Utd's stance on Paul Pogba amid belief Real Madrid could launch transfer bid

13 August 2019
Man Utd's stance on Paul Pogba amid belief Real Madrid could launch transfer bid

Manchester United are bracing themselves for a last-minute bid from Real Madrid for their star midfielder Paul Pogba. Real boss Zinedine Zidane is understood to have demanded his club sign...

Police arrest of two men outside Mesut Ozil's house led to him and Sead Kolasinac missing Arsenal's season opener

11 August 2019
Police arrest of two men outside Mesut Ozil's house led to him and Sead Kolasinac missing Arsenal's season opener

One of the security threats that caused Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac to withdraw from Arsenal’s opening Premier League game of the season involved the arrest of two men outside...

Lightning strikes 15 footballers, tornado injures another 19

11 August 2019
Lightning strikes 15 footballers, tornado injures another 19

A rare tornado injured 19 people, two of them severely, in Luxembourg while 15 soccer players were injured by a lightning strike in southern Germany as unseasonal storms hit northern...

Serena, Osaka top Forbes list of best-paid female athletes

07 August 2019
Serena, Osaka top Forbes list of best-paid female athletes

Naomi Osaka’s Grand Slam title wins at the U.S. and Australian Opens have helped catapult the Japanese tennis player up to second, behind Serena Williams, in Forbes’ list here of...

I need to get my passion back - Joshua

06 August 2019
I need to get my passion back - Joshua

Anthony Joshua says he is determined to get his “passion” back for boxing ahead of his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr later this year. The British heavyweight lost his WBA,...

Lagos ready to host FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup – LSSC

06 August 2019
Lagos ready to host FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup – LSSC

FIFA officials inspecting Onikan stadiun on Lagos Island preparatory to the country’s hosting of the 2020 U-20 Women’s World Cup on Tuesday. NAN-Photo. The Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC) led...

Barcelona skipper Messi out of U.S. tour with calf strain

05 August 2019
Barcelona skipper Messi out of U.S. tour with calf strain

Barcelona skipper Lionel Messi will not travel to the United States for the club’s pre-season tour after sustaining a calf problem on his return to training from a close season...

Dillian Whyte: WBC suspend status as interim heavyweight champion and mandatory challenger pending investigation into alleged failed drug test

31 July 2019
Dillian Whyte: WBC suspend status as interim heavyweight champion and mandatory challenger pending investigation into alleged failed drug test

The World Boxing Council has provisionally suspended Dillian Whyte pending an investigation into an adverse finding in a drug test prior to his recent defeat of Oscar Rivas. Whyte won...

Idrissa Gueye completes move from Everton to Paris Saint-Germain

30 July 2019
Idrissa Gueye completes move from Everton to Paris Saint-Germain

The 29-year-old leaves after three years at Goodison Park, during which he made 108 appearances for Everton, scoring four goals. SSN first reported in January that the French champions were...

Chelsea ban fan for life for racist abuse in Man City game

30 July 2019
Chelsea ban fan for life for racist abuse in Man City game

Chelsea have banned a supporter for life for hurling racial abuse at players during last season’s Premier League home match against Manchester City, the club said on Tuesday. City’s Raheem...

Lionel Messi led to safety after man 'attempts to attack' Barcelona star in Ibiza nightclub

29 July 2019
Lionel Messi led to safety after man 'attempts to attack' Barcelona star in Ibiza nightclub

Lionel Messi was led to safety in an Ibiza nightclub after a man appeared to try to attack the Barcelona forward. The shocking moment was captured on camera, with security...

FIFA Ranking: Super Eagles now 3rd in Africa

25 July 2019
FIFA Ranking: Super Eagles now 3rd in Africa

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved up 12 spots in the July FIFA ranking, to place 33rd in the world after winning bronze at the just-concluded Africa Cup of Nations tournament....

FIFA bans ex-Liberian football chief over Ebola funds theft

24 July 2019
FIFA bans ex-Liberian football chief over Ebola funds theft

Musa Hassan Bility, the former President of the Liberian Football Association (LFA), was on Wednesday handed a 10-year ban by FIFA over corruption, including misuse of funds meant for Ebola...

Kemi Adekoya Gets Four-Year Ban for Dope

24 July 2019
Kemi Adekoya Gets Four-Year Ban for Dope

Nigerian-born Bahraini athlete, Kemi Adekoya, will be stripped of the two Asian Games gold medals she claimed in Jakarta last year after she was given a four-year doping ban by...

Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr 'set to quit his role

23 July 2019
Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr 'set to quit his role

Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr is expected to quit his role despite leading Nigeria to a third-place finish in this year's Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. The 66-year-old...

Floyd Mayweather's seven-word reaction to Manny Pacquiao's win over Keith Thurman

22 July 2019
Floyd Mayweather's seven-word reaction to Manny Pacquiao's win over Keith Thurman

Manny Pacquiao may have surprised many by rolling back the years and beating Keith Thurman on Saturday night - but not Floyd Mayweather. Pacquiao dropped world champion Thurman in the...

What Man Utd told PSG after Neymar for Paul Pogba swap suggestion

21 July 2019
What Man Utd told PSG after Neymar for Paul Pogba swap suggestion

PSG are looking to offload Neymar this summer after the Brazilian told them he wanted to leave. It comes just two years after he made the move to Paris, becoming...

Algeria celebrate historic Africa Cup of Nations win

20 July 2019
Algeria celebrate historic Africa Cup of Nations win

Football-crazed Algeria burst into a paroxysm of euphoria on Friday night as the country's national team emerged triumphant at the Africa Cup of Nations final held in Egypt. Firecrackers lit...

Odion Ighalo confirms his retirement from international football with Nigeria

20 July 2019
Odion Ighalo confirms his retirement from international football with Nigeria

Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo has confirmed his retirement from international football with Nigeria after winning the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Golden Boot last night. The former Watford...

Ighalo joins Rashidi Yekini in AFCON golden boot hall of fame

20 July 2019
Ighalo joins Rashidi Yekini in AFCON golden boot hall of fame

Odion Jude Ighalo has won the highest goal scorer award at the just concluded 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Friday night. The Super Eagles star scored five goals in...

Algeria break 29-year jinx, wins 2019 AFCON

20 July 2019
Algeria break 29-year jinx, wins 2019 AFCON

Algeria pipped Senegal 1-0 to claim their second Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) trophy at the Cairo International stadium. The Dessert Foxes joined the list of those who confirmed the...

Pinnick attempt to kick out CAF president but his plans backfired - Report

19 July 2019
Pinnick attempt to kick out CAF president but his plans backfired - Report

Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), wanted to kick out Ahmad Ahmad as president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), so he could take over, insiders...

Amaju Pinnick steps down as CAF 1st Vice President

18 July 2019
Amaju Pinnick steps down as CAF 1st Vice President

The crisis in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Thursday forced Amaju Pinnick to step down as the 1st Vice-President of the continental football governing body. Pinnick, who also doubles...

Infantino rejects 'colonialism' criticism

18 July 2019
Infantino rejects 'colonialism' criticism

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has rejected comments that the global soccer body has taken a "colonialist" attitude towards African football and its governing organisation CAF (Confederation of African Football). FIFA...

Mikel Obi announces retirement from Super Eagles

18 July 2019
Mikel Obi announces retirement from Super Eagles

Super Eagles captain to the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt, John Obi Mikel has announced his retirement from the national team. Mikel made the announcement via his Instagram...

Wearing Mikel’s No 10 jersey not a priority -Iwobi

18 July 2019
Wearing Mikel’s No 10 jersey not a priority -Iwobi

Super Eagles attacker, Alex Iwobi is looking beyond the struggle for the No 10 jersey, which team captain, John Obi Mikel is likely to drop any time from now. There...

CAF adopts one-leg final for Champions League

17 July 2019
CAF adopts one-leg final for Champions League

Ahmad Ahmad, president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), says the continent’s Champions League will now be a one-leg affair held at a neutral ground. The president made the...

Again, gunmen kidnap Samson Siasia’s mother

16 July 2019
Again, gunmen kidnap Samson Siasia’s mother

Gunmen yesterday invaded Odoni community in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State and abducted the mother of former Super Eagles player and coach, Samson Siasia. The state Police Public...

Fit again, Christian Chukwu wants to play in Super Eagles’ defence

15 July 2019
Fit again, Christian Chukwu wants to play in Super Eagles’ defence

Former Super Eagles Captain/Coach’s wife, Mrs. Lilian Chukwu (left); her husband, Mr. Christian Chukwu; and the Acting Chief Operating Officer, Zenon Oil, Mr. Phillip Akinola…at the weekend. A Couple of...

Mahrez stunner sends Algeria into Africa Cup of Nations final

15 July 2019
Mahrez stunner sends Algeria into Africa Cup of Nations final

Algeria’s forward Riyad Mahrez (R) scores a free-kick during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Semi-final football match between Algeria and Nigeria at the Cairo International stadium in Cairo...

Chukwueze shaping up to become Nigeria’s next most marketable footballer

13 July 2019
Chukwueze shaping up to become Nigeria’s next most marketable footballer

On a night when Nigeria triumphed against South Africa to reach the semi-finals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, the brightest star on the pitch was 20-year-old Samuel Chukwueze,...

Allow your female children play football - Asisat Oshoala

13 July 2019
Allow your female children play football - Asisat Oshoala

Asisat Oshoala Super Falcon striker and FC Barcelona female forward, Asisat Oshoala has urged African parents to support their girl child who aspire to become professional footballers. Oshoala during a...

Algeria will be tougher than Cameroon, S’Africa, says Ighalo

13 July 2019
Algeria will be tougher than Cameroon, S’Africa, says Ighalo

Odion Ighalo, Nigeria’s point man at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, says the semi-final clash against Algeria will be “tougher” for the Super Eagles than previous matches....

Ronaldinho 'had two beds in mansion for two girlfriends - and swapped each night'

13 July 2019
Ronaldinho 'had two beds in mansion for two girlfriends - and swapped each night'

Despite his famously goofy smile, footie star Ronaldinho had a knack for scoring off the pitch as well as on it. And the result that really raised eyebrows was the...

FIFA increases punishment for racism in football

12 July 2019
FIFA increases punishment for racism in football

The world football governing body, FIFA has increased punishment for racist incidents. They will be doubling their minimum ban for racist incidents to 10 games and will allow players to...

AFCON 2019: Nigeria to face Algeria in semi-final

12 July 2019
AFCON 2019: Nigeria to face Algeria in semi-final

The semi-final fixtures of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will be a battle of West Africa Vs North Africa. The Super Eagles of Nigeria will take on Algeria in...

AFCON 2019: Dangote, Otedola pledge dollar rain for Eagles

11 July 2019
AFCON 2019: Dangote, Otedola pledge dollar rain for Eagles

The day after their efficient performance against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa (conquerors of seven-time champions and host nation Egypt) that saw them reach the semi-finals of AFCON 2019,...

AFCON 2019: Yobo, Okocha hail VAR decision against Super Eagles

11 July 2019
AFCON 2019: Yobo, Okocha hail VAR decision against Super Eagles

Ex-Internationals Joseph Yobo and Austin Jay-Jay Okocha have hailed the decision of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) which awarded a “contentious goal” to South Africa in the quarter-final game against...

Super Eagles eliminate South Africa to cruise to AFCON 2019 semi-finals

11 July 2019
Super Eagles eliminate South Africa to cruise to AFCON 2019 semi-finals

The Super Eagles of Nigeria are through to the semi-finals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after defeating the Bafana Bafana of South Africa 2-1 at the Cairo International...

Egypt 2019 shows African football has grown - Kanu Nwankwo

11 July 2019
Egypt 2019 shows African football has grown - Kanu Nwankwo

Nigerian and African football legend, Nwankwo Kanu says that football in the continent has greatly improved since his playing days, crediting the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for the efforts...

Rohr promises fireworks against B’ Bafana

10 July 2019
Rohr promises fireworks against B’ Bafana

Super Eagles Manager Gernot Rohr is playing a mind game when he declared that their quarterfinal opponents South Africa are the favourites to advance. The German promised a cracker at...

Egypt 2019: CAF brings VAR forward to q’finals

09 July 2019
Egypt 2019: CAF brings VAR forward to q’finals

The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system will be introduced from the quarter-final stage of the Africa Cup of Nations, increasing the possibility of drama in a tournament traditionally filled with...

'I’ll sack Gernot Rohr if I were NFF boss' – Segun Odegbami

09 July 2019
'I’ll sack Gernot Rohr if I were NFF boss' – Segun Odegbami

Segun Odegbami, a former national team captain says he would have sacked Gernot Rohr after Nigeria’s 2-0 defeat to Madagascar at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations if he were...

Tanzania sacks Emmanuel Amuneke as Coach

09 July 2019
Tanzania sacks Emmanuel Amuneke as Coach

Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) has relieved Emmanuel Amuneke of his job following the poor performance of the Taifa Stars in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt. The...

Serena Williams fined k for damaging Wimbledon court

09 July 2019
Serena Williams fined k for damaging Wimbledon court

Serena Williams will be paying ,000 in fines, after damaging a Wimbledon tennis court during a pre-tourney practice session. It was alleged that the American tennis star damaged the practice...

Lionel Messi may face two-year ban for Copa America “corruption” comments

09 July 2019
Lionel Messi may face two-year ban for Copa America “corruption” comments

Lionel Messi is facing a potential two-year ban from international football following his comments made after Argentina’s victory over Chile in the third-place playoff at Copa America. Argentina were beaten...

Nigeria vs Cameroon: What I told my mates at half-time – Ighalo

08 July 2019
Nigeria vs Cameroon: What I told my mates at half-time – Ighalo

Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo has revealed what he told his teammates before the second half of their round of 16 encounter with Cameroon, saying the charge contributed to their...

Lionel Messi conspiracy claims cast a cloud over Copa America thanks to CONMEBOL's silence

07 July 2019
Lionel Messi conspiracy claims cast a cloud over Copa America thanks to CONMEBOL's silence

It's not about the red card. It's about what Lionel Messi said and did after Argentina's win over Chile to secure third place in the Copa America. "We don't have...

Former Rio de Janeiro governor admits he paid million bribe to host 2016 Olympics

05 July 2019
Former Rio de Janeiro governor admits he paid  million bribe to host 2016 Olympics

The former governor of Rio de Janeiro state said in court testimony on Thursday that he paid million to buy votes to ensure the sprawling Brazilian seaside city would...

Frank Lampard appointed Chelsea manager as club legend returns to Stamford Bridge

04 July 2019
Frank Lampard appointed Chelsea manager as club legend returns to Stamford Bridge

Chelsea have appointed Frank Lampard as their new manager as the club legend makes a sensational return to Stamford Bridge. Lampard, the club's all-time top goalscorer, has signed a three-year...

Messi fails again as Brazil beat Argentina for Copa America final

03 July 2019
Messi fails again as Brazil beat Argentina for Copa America final

Agony for Lionel Messi as Argentina fail to beat Brazil to reach Copa America final Lionel Messi has again failed to win for Argentina as Copa America hosts Brazil humbled...

Westerhof faults Rohr’s tactics against Madagascar

03 July 2019
Westerhof faults Rohr’s tactics against Madagascar

Former Super Eagles manager, Clemens Westerhof, has criticized the tactics adopted by current boss Gernot Rohr in the 2-0 loss to Madagascar in the ongoing African Cup of Nations. Rohr...

15-year-old tennis star defeats Venus Williams, 39, at Wimbledon 2019

02 July 2019
15-year-old tennis star defeats Venus Williams, 39, at Wimbledon 2019

American junior tennis player, Coco Gauff has just defeated, Venus Williams, 39, the big sister of tennis legend, Serena Williams at the ongoing Wimbledon tournament. The 15-year-old who is the...

AFCON: Madagascar shock fumbling Super Eagles

01 July 2019
AFCON: Madagascar shock fumbling Super Eagles

No shame in losing to Madagascar –Rohr The Super Eagles suffered an embarrassing 2-0 defeat to Madagascar in their final Group B match of the 2019 AFCON in Egypt on...

2019 AFCON: Eagles want five more matches - Rohr

29 June 2019
2019 AFCON: Eagles want five more matches - Rohr

SUPER Eagles’ Technical Adviser has told NationSport that his personal ambition is for his team to play in the remaining five matches of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations holding...

I am proud to play for Nigeria — Ola Aina

29 June 2019
I am proud to play for Nigeria — Ola Aina

SUPER Eagles’ defender Ola Aina is happy to star for Nigeria at the ongoing 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt. The Former England youth international has 10 caps for...

Court bars AC Milan from Europa League

28 June 2019
Court bars AC Milan from Europa League

AC Milan players AC Milan have been excluded from the 2019-20 Europa League as a result of Financial Fair Play (FFP) breaches, the Court of Arbitration for Sport has announced....

‘I smoke 60 cigarettes a day’, reveals Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri

28 June 2019
‘I smoke 60 cigarettes a day’, reveals Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri has a bad smoking habit according to his own admission but the Europa League winning coach has now revealed the number of cigarettes he smokes in...

Why Falcons refused to leave France —NFF

23 June 2019
Why Falcons refused to leave France —NFF

The Nigerian Football Federation has provided insight into why the Super Falcons protested over unpaid bonuses, following their elimination from the Women’s World Cup in France, explaining that they demanded...

Super Falcons refuse to leave their hotel in France until their share of the FIFA money is paid

23 June 2019
Super Falcons refuse to leave their hotel in France until their share of the FIFA money is paid

Nigerian Super Falcons players staged a sit-in protest last night, refusing to leave their hotel in France until all of their outstanding bonuses are paid, following the team's elimination from...

Federer wins 10th Halle title, 102nd career title

23 June 2019
Federer wins 10th Halle title, 102nd career title

Roger Federer: makes record 10th title in Halle Swiss ace Roger Federer has won his 10th Halle title after 13 finals, overpowering Belgian David Goffin in two straight sets 7-6...

Sub Ighalo snatches Nigeria winner against stubborn Burundi

23 June 2019
Sub Ighalo snatches Nigeria winner against stubborn Burundi

Nigeria’s forward Odion Ighalo (C) celebrates his goal during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) football match between Nigeria and Burundi at Alexandria Stadium on June 22, 2019. Giuseppe...

AFCON 2019: Iheanacho set to replace Samuel Kalu in Super Eagles squad

22 June 2019
AFCON 2019: Iheanacho set to replace Samuel Kalu in Super Eagles squad

Leicester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, has been contacted and placed on standby, as Nigeria await a decision from the CAF Medical Committee on Samuel Kalu’s participation at the Africa Nations...

2019 AFCON: Okocha speaks on Iwobi, Rohr, Super Eagles chances

22 June 2019
2019 AFCON: Okocha speaks on Iwobi, Rohr, Super Eagles chances

Former Super Eagles and Bolton Wanderers captain, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha, has spoken about his nephew, Alex Iwobi, coach Gernot Rohr and the chances of the John Obi Mikel-led team winning...

2019 AFCON: Super Eagles striker, suffers heart attack 24-hours before AFCON, collapsed in training

22 June 2019
2019 AFCON: Super Eagles striker, suffers heart attack 24-hours before AFCON, collapsed in training

Super Eagles forward, Samue Kalu, on Friday suffered a heart attack during training in Egypt, just a day before the Nigeria’s Afcon opener According to reports, the 21-year-old player collapsed...

Top players to watch at 2019 AFCON

22 June 2019
Top players to watch at 2019 AFCON

Africas greatest football showpiece got underway yesterday with the battle between host Egypt and Zimbabwe, LUKMAN OLOGUNRO brings you some of the players that are tipped to light up the...

Fernando Torres retires from football

21 June 2019
Fernando Torres retires from football

Fernando Torres: announces retirement from football Fernando Torres, the former Atletico Madrid, Liverpool and Chelsea forward who won the World Cup with Spain, announced Friday he was retiring. “I have...

Corruption Scandal: FIFA takes over running of CAF

20 June 2019
Corruption Scandal: FIFA takes over running of CAF

A drastic and dramatic overhaul of African football is expected to be announced on Thursday, the eve of the kickoff of the African Cup of Nations, in the wake of...

FIFA Women’s World Cup: Nigeria beat South Korea 2 - 0

12 June 2019
FIFA Women’s World Cup: Nigeria beat South Korea 2 - 0

The Super Falcons of Nigeria have kept their hope of qualifying for the next round at the ongoing FIFA Women World Cup in France after beating South Korea 2 -...

Women's World Cup 2019: USA break FIFA World Cup record, beating Thailand 13 - 0

12 June 2019
Women's World Cup 2019: USA break FIFA World Cup record, beating Thailand 13 - 0

Defending champions, United States have set a new FIFA World Cup record after thrashing Thailand 13-0 in their Group F match in Reims on Tuesday. The match was Thailand's heaviest...

Super Eagles’ final list was difficult- Rohr

10 June 2019
Super Eagles’ final list was difficult- Rohr

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has confessed that he found it difficult making up his mind to drop Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, and Rotherham United defender, Semi Ajayi, from...

Rohr drops Iheanacho, Ajayi from Afcon squad

09 June 2019
Rohr drops Iheanacho, Ajayi from Afcon squad

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, has dropped Kelechi Iheanacho, Leicester City forward, and Rotterdam’s Semi Ajayi from the 23-man final squad for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) in...

WhatsApp conversations between Neymar and rape accuser Najila Trindade surface

09 June 2019
WhatsApp conversations between Neymar and rape accuser Najila Trindade surface

The WhatsApp conversations including raunchy messages betweenBrazilian footballer, Neymar and rape accuser Najila Trindade Mendes de Souza have been released by the Brazilian TV channel Globo. Trindade who appeared on...

Oduduru breaks multiple records to become second fastest African athlete ever

09 June 2019
Oduduru breaks multiple records to become second fastest African athlete ever

The Nigerian athlete Divine Oduduru has won his first NCAA 100m title clocking 9.86 seconds to become second African runner to achieve this feat. Oduduru’s 9.86 second was the second-fastest...

Real Madrid 'agree to double Eden Hazard's salary' from £200,000 to £400,000 per week.

07 June 2019
Real Madrid 'agree to double Eden Hazard's salary' from £200,000 to £400,000 per week.

Real Madrid has reportedly agreed to double Eden Hazard's Chelsea salary' to a staggering £400,000 per week when he finalises his £130million move. According to the Evening Standard, Madrid have...

African football president Ahmad Ahmad questioned in Paris

06 June 2019
African football president Ahmad Ahmad questioned in Paris

Fifa has confirmed that the president of the Confederation of African Football, Madagascar’s Ahmad Ahmad, was questioned on Thursday by French authorities in Paris. Last month the former secretary general...

CAF president arrested in France

06 June 2019
CAF president arrested in France

The president of the Confederation of African Football Ahmad Ahmad has been arrested in a Paris hotel by French police. According to Jeune Afrique, Ahmad was picked up around 8:30...

Gianni Infantino re-elected for a second term as FIFA president

05 June 2019
Gianni Infantino re-elected for a second term as FIFA president

Gianni Infantino was re-elected Wednesday June 5th by acclamation for a second term as FIFA president at the Congress of world football’s governing body in Paris. The 49 year-old, who...

Joshua triggers rematch clause against Ruiz

05 June 2019
Joshua triggers rematch clause against Ruiz

Anthony Joshua has triggered the rematch clause in his contract with Andy Ruiz, promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed. Joshua suffered the first defeat of his professional career, being knocked to...

Flying Eagles refuse to leave Poland hotel over non-payment of allowances

04 June 2019
Flying Eagles refuse to leave Poland hotel over non-payment of allowances

The Flying Eagles have refused to leave their hotel in Poland over the non-payment of their allowances by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), an insider tells TheCable. The Nigerian team...

Andy Ruiz Jr to earn just £5m after stunning Anthony Joshua in world title fight... with the British heavyweight landing £20m despite shock defeat

02 June 2019
Andy Ruiz Jr to earn just £5m after stunning Anthony Joshua in world title fight... with the British heavyweight landing £20m despite shock defeat

Newly-crowned world champion Andy Ruiz Jr will bank just £5million after producing one of the greatest heavyweight upsets in history against Anthony Joshua at Madison Square Garden. The Mexican underdog...

Footballer Neymar denies rape allegations

02 June 2019
Footballer Neymar denies rape allegations

Brazilian football star Neymar da Silva denied rape allegations Sunday, publishing texts and photos he said prove he was set up, and his representative claimed he was the victim of...

Rest up, recover, regroup and come again - Tyson Fury tells Anthony Joshua

02 June 2019
Rest up, recover, regroup and come again - Tyson Fury tells Anthony Joshua

British Boxer Tyson Fury has told Nigerian-born boxer Anthony Joshua, that his defeat by underdog Andy Ruiz at Madison Square Garden, USA, on Saturday, was not a strange phenomenon. Fury...

'I'm sorry I let my friends and supporters down' - Anthony Joshua

02 June 2019
'I'm sorry I let my friends and supporters down' - Anthony Joshua

The sold-out crowd in New York which was largely in favor of Anthony Joshua were left stunned and silent when the champion was knocked out in the 7th round of...

Ruiz Jr defeats Anthony Joshua to become first Mexican world heavyweight champion

02 June 2019
Ruiz Jr defeats Anthony Joshua to become first Mexican world heavyweight champion

Andy Ruiz Jr. stunned Anthony Joshua on his US debut with a “TKO” in the seventh round, becomes Mexico’s first ever world heavyweight champion. Ruiz walks away from Madison Square...

Neymar accused of raping a woman at a Paris hotel after meeting her on Instagram

02 June 2019
Neymar accused of raping a woman at a Paris hotel after meeting her on Instagram

Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil superstar, Neymar has been accused of raping a woman at a Paris hotel after meeting her on Instagram. Reports emerged on Saturday via the Brazilian publication...

Liverpool wins 2018/2019 UEFA Champions League

02 June 2019
Liverpool wins 2018/2019 UEFA Champions League

Liverpool has won the 2019 UEFA Champions League, after beating Tottenham Hotspurs 2-0 in Madrid, Spain. Mohammed Salah got the first goal for the Reeds in the first minute of...

Joshua vs Ruiz Jr: Anthony Joshua dismisses concerns about swollen eyes ahead of world title fight

01 June 2019
Joshua vs Ruiz Jr: Anthony Joshua dismisses concerns about swollen eyes ahead of world title fight

Anthony Joshua has played down concerns about his swollen eyes ahead of his world heavyweight title fight against Andy Ruiz Jr in New York. Britain's unified champion makes his US...

Pele meets with Obama in Brazil

31 May 2019
Pele meets with Obama in Brazil

Pele met with former US president Barack Obama in Sao Paulo Thursday where the pair discussed how "to make the world better," the Brazilian football great said on Twitter. Weeks...

Man Utd likely to seal first signing after June 11th – Terms already agreed

31 May 2019
Man Utd likely to seal first signing after June 11th – Terms already agreed

If reports in the media are anything to go by then Manchester United should be able to confirm the signing of Welsh playmaker Daniel James in the middle of next...

Asisat Oshoala: Nigerian star joins Barcelona women on a permanent deal

31 May 2019
Asisat Oshoala: Nigerian star joins Barcelona women on a permanent deal

Nigeria forward Asisat Oshoala has joined FC Barcelona women on a permanent deal from Chinese champions Dalian Quanjian. The 24-year old has agreed a three-year contract with the Spanish clubafter...

Okocha yet to settle ‘tax debt’

29 May 2019
Okocha yet to settle ‘tax debt’

A Lagos High Court in Igbosere on Wednesday heard that a former Super Eagles’ captain, Augustine Jay-Jay Okocha, is yet to liquidate his alleged tax debt owed the Lagos State...

Grand Slam clock ticking for weary Serena

25 May 2019
Grand Slam clock ticking for weary Serena

With her 38th birthday fast approaching, the clock is ticking for Serena Williams and on her pursuit of a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title at Roland Garros. The American star...

How IAAF’s 'missing' 5,000 saga was ‘spent’

23 May 2019
How IAAF’s 'missing' 5,000 saga was ‘spent’

The main actors in the IAAF’s ‘missing’ 5, 000 saga yesterday revealed how the money was ‘spent’ by the sports ministry and some key officials of the Athletics Federation of...

Manchester United’s Pogba goes on Umrah pilgrimage

20 May 2019
Manchester United’s Pogba goes on Umrah pilgrimage

Manchester United’s star Paul Pogba travelled to Saudi Arabia for Umrah, a ritual Islamic pilgrimage reports Anadolu Agency. The French midfielder posted a photo on Instagram of the Kaaba, the...

Buhari congratulates Falcons on victory at WAFU Women’s Cup

20 May 2019
Buhari congratulates Falcons on victory at WAFU Women’s Cup

Nigeria woman football team players celebrate with the trophy after their victory against Ivory Coast in the West African Football Union (WAFU) women final football match between Ivory Coast and...

Kelechi Iheanacho wins back Nigeria spot for AFCON after criticism from manager

18 May 2019
Kelechi Iheanacho wins back Nigeria spot for AFCON after criticism from manager

Kelechi Iheanacho has won back his place in the Nigeria squad despite recent criticism from Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr. Iheanacho was dropped by Nigeria in March after Rohr questioned...

Former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas insists he has no plans to retire from football after heart attack

17 May 2019
Former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas insists he has no plans to retire from football after heart attack

Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas has insisted he has no plans to retire from football, despite his recent heart attack. Casillas, who made 725 appearances for Spanish giants Real Madrid, was...

Ex-Super Eagles coach, Christian Chukwu arrives in UK for treatment

17 May 2019
Ex-Super Eagles coach, Christian Chukwu arrives in UK for treatment

Christian Chukwu, the former captain of the old Green Eagles and ex-coach of the Super Eagles has arrived in the United Kingdom (UK) for medical treatment. Chukwu travelled with his...

AFCON: Mikel, Iheanacho return to Eagles

15 May 2019
AFCON: Mikel, Iheanacho return to Eagles

Musa, 22 others for Nations Cup camping Idowu, Utin, 4 others on standby Captain Mikel Obi and Kelechi Iheanacho are back in the Super Eagles as they were named in...

US PGA Championship: Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy eye Olympic debuts in 2020

14 May 2019
US PGA Championship: Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy eye Olympic debuts in 2020

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are both keen to make their Olympic debuts at Tokyo 2020 next summer. Woods, who ended his 11-year wait for a major at last month's...

Time for Anthony Joshua to man up - Tyson Fury

14 May 2019
Time for Anthony Joshua to man up - Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury has told Anthony Joshua to “grow some nuts” and fight him for the undisputed world heavyweight title next year. Fury, Joshua and their US rival Deontay Wilder –...

'It's great to visit Rome city with my daughter Olympia' - Serena Williams

14 May 2019
'It's great to visit Rome city with my daughter Olympia' - Serena Williams

Serena Williams is enjoying her off-court time in Rome. The American player arrived in Italy on Wednesday last week and she visited the city. "Yeah, I actually haven't been able...

Serena Williams pulls out of the Italian Open with a knee injury

14 May 2019
Serena Williams pulls out of the Italian Open with a knee injury

Serena Williams withdrew from the Italian Open on Tuesday ahead of her second-round match against her sister Venus Williams because of an injured left knee. Tournament organizers made the announcement...

Man City retains EPL title, equals Man Utd back-to-back record

13 May 2019
Man City retains EPL title, equals Man Utd back-to-back record

Manchester City has been crowned champions of the 2018/19 English Premier League season, clinching back-to-back titles. Pep Guardiola’s men clinched the EPL title with a 4-1 victory over Brighton at...

Disappointed Jurgen Klopp sends message to Man City after Premier League glory

12 May 2019
Disappointed Jurgen Klopp sends message to Man City after Premier League glory

Jurgen Klopp sent his congratulations to Manchester City after they pipped his side to the Premier League title. Liverpool beat Wolves 2-0 but finished just a point behind Pep Guardiola's...

Yaya Toure quits active football at age 35

11 May 2019
Yaya Toure quits active football at age  35

Former Ivory Coast international Yaya Toure has officially announced retirement from active football. After eight successful seasons with Manchester City, Toure brought an end to his glittering Citizens career at...

Europa League: In extra-time, we were really tired, says Sarri as Chelsea qualify for final

10 May 2019
Europa League: In extra-time, we were really tired, says Sarri as Chelsea qualify for final

Maurizio Sarri admitted Chelsea rode their luck to reach the Europa League final as Kepa Arrizabalaga’s penalty heroics clinched a dramatic 4-3 shoot-out win against Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday. Sarri’s...

Barcelona on brink of SACKING manager Ernesto Valverde after 4-0 humiliation by Liverpool dumped them out of Champions League for second year in a row

08 May 2019
Barcelona on brink of SACKING manager Ernesto Valverde after 4-0 humiliation by Liverpool dumped them out of Champions League for second year in a row

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde is reportedly on the verge of the sack following their Champions League humiliation at Liverpool. The Catalans threw away a three-goal first leg lead to lose...

Lionel Messi inconsolable in dressing room after loss to Liverpool

08 May 2019
Lionel Messi inconsolable in dressing room after loss to Liverpool

Lionel Messi broke down in tears after his dream of winning the Champions League for a fifth time with Barcelona collapsed against Liverpool. The Argentina international was inconsolable in the...

Chelsea transfer ban appeal rejected

08 May 2019
Chelsea transfer ban appeal rejected

The world governing body announced earlier this year that the west London club have been banned from signing players in the next two transfer windows for breaching rules in relation...

FG charges Pinnick with ‘.4m fraud’

08 May 2019
FG charges Pinnick with ‘.4m fraud’

The federal government has charged Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), and four others with alleged misappropriation of .4 million belonging to the federation. The money was...

No mercy for Messi as Klopp’s men club Barça out of Uefa Champions League final.

08 May 2019
No mercy for Messi as Klopp’s men club Barça out of Uefa Champions League final.

Liverpool produced arguably the greatest comeback in their history, defeating Barcelona 4-0 to overturn a 3-0 first leg defeat to qualify for the Uefa Champions League final. It was history...

Pogba ready to dump Man Utd after club fails to qualify

07 May 2019
Pogba ready to dump Man Utd after club fails to qualify

Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, is ready to force his way out of the club after they failed to qualify for next season’s Champions League, ESPN reports. Pogba, who joined...