Category Archives: SPORTS

Joshua open to fight with MMA opponent

WBA and IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua would fight a mixed martial arts opponent as long as there was a no submissions rule, BBC Sport reports. UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor takes on undefeated American Floyd Mayweather in a boxing

Quadri wants coach ahead of World Cup

Nigeria table tennis star, Aruna Quadri, has said he needs the services of a good coach to assist him ahead of and during the 2017 ITTF Men’s World Cup in Belgium. The 29-year-old will represent the continent at the tournament,

Owoseni unveils Chamberlain Squash trophy

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, on Sunday unveiled the trophy for the maiden Chamberlain Squash Open at the Lagos Country Club, Ikeja. Organisers said the competition, which has a prize money of $12,000, was organised to keep

Wayne Rooney becomes second player to hit 200 Premier League goals

Wayne Rooney scored the 200th Premier League goal of his career on Monday, when he struck for Everton against Manchester City, in their 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium. Rooney met Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s pass with his left foot and sent

[Updated] Everton hold Man City to 1-1 draw

Raheem Sterling came on to score an 82nd-minute equaliser as 10-man Manchester City rescued a 1-1 draw against Everton in their opening Premier League home game on Monday. Wayne Rooney put Everton ahead with his 200th Premier League goal before

Rooney scores 200th Premier League goal

Wayne Rooney chalked up another career milestone on Monday when he scored his 200th Premier League goal to put Everton 1-0 up at Manchester City. The 31-year-old forward, who returned to Everton from Manchester United in July, struck in the

Iniesta warns he could quit Barcelona

Andres Iniesta has warned Barcelona, that he could walk away when his contract expires at the end of the current season. The 33-year-old midfielder has spent his whole career at Camp Nou and new coach Ernesto Valverde had told him

Man City, Everton honour Barcelona victims

Manchester City and Everton paid tribute to the victims of the Manchester and Barcelona terror attacks in their Premier League meeting at the Etihad Stadium on Monday. Both teams’ shirts carried an image of a worker bee, which became a

Robson-Kanu out for three games after losing appeal

West Bromwich Albion forward Hal Robson-Kanu will serve a three-match ban after an FA Commission dismissed his club’s appeal against his red card in Saturday’s 1-0 Premier League win over Burnley. The 28-year-old Wales international — most famous for his

Messi seriously considering Barca exit as Man City meet representatives

Barcelona may lose Lionel Messi before the summer window shuts, as reports from Europe claim the Argentine wizard is “seriously considering” leaving the Nou Camp. Reports claimed Manchester City met with Messi’s representatives in Barcelona last week to try and

Ghana international striker Dwamena joins Brighton

Ghanaian international striker Raphael Dwamena is to sign for Premier League newboys Brighton and Hove Albion from Swiss outfit FC Zurich, the English club announced on Monday. The 21-year-old — who is valued at £8million (8.7m euros, $10.3m) although Brighton

Pogba will win Ballon d’Or – Martial

Manchester United forward, Anthony Martial, has hailed team-mate Paul Pogba, as the best midfielder in the world and expects him to win the Ballon d’Or prize in the next five years. Pogba has started the new season in fine form,

National Youth Games: FCT cricket team begins training

Cricket Ayo Adewole, FCT Cricket Association Secretary, on Monday said that the team had began training ahead of the National Youth Games (NYG) in September. Adewole told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja after the team had secured

Kwese Basketball: Kwara Falcons set sights on continental ticket

Basketball Kwara Falcons Basketball Club of Ilorin says its main target is to win the continental ticket at the Kwese Basketball Premier League Final 8 in Kano. Joseph Adeyemo, the Chairman of Kwara State Basketball Association, told the News Agency