Victoria Azarenka and Naomi Osaka were set for a title clash two weeks back before the Japanese withdrew due to injury. But the former world number one players will have another chance to establish supremacy during Saturday’s U.S. Open women’s singles final. A left hamstring injury forced the 22-year-old Osaka to...
Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 100th goal for Portugal in their Nations League clash away to Sweden on Tuesday. The goal scored by Ronaldo meant he joined Iran’s Ali Daei as the only male player to score 100 goals or more in international soccer. Having been denied on a number of occasions...
Lionel Messi arrived at Barcelona’s training ground on Monday as he begins to reintegrate with the team following his failed attempt to leave the club this summer. Messi was seen driving into the Ciutat Esportiva in Sant Joan Despi at just after 4:00 pm (1400 GMT) on Monday, where he...
English Premier League (EPL) clubside Everton on Saturday said they have signed Brazil midfielder Allan from Italian side Napoli on a three-year deal. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed, but British media reported Everton had paid a fee of around 25 million pounds to Napoli for the 29-year-old. Allan...
Former Super Eagles defender Ajibade Babalade is dead. He died yesterday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, after suffering cardiac arrest. We gathered that Babalade, 48, died while he was being taken to the University College Hospital, Ibadan. He was a squad member of the Eagles that won bronze...
Inter Milan forward Alexis Sanchez has said he was ready to end his ill-fated spell at former club Manchester United after only one training session with the Premier League side. Manchester United had signed Chile international Sanchez in January 2018 after he scored 80 goals in three and a half...
Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium could once again ring to the sound of chanting fans next month, with the English Premier League club on Wednesday, saying it planned to allow a reduced crowd. Matches had been played in empty stadiums since Premier League’s coronavirus lockdown was lifted in June. But last week, 2,500...
Lionel Messi is unlikely to change his mind about leaving FC Barcelona, a presidential candidate in the Spanish club’s elections, Victor Font, has said. Messi rocked FC Barcelona last month when his lawyers told the club he wanted to activate a clause in his contract. It is a clause that will...
American Sam Querrey confirmed after his first round exit at the U.S. Open on Tuesday that he had resigned from the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Players Council. Querry has now joined the breakaway players’ group led by Novak Djokovic. World number one Djokovic resigned as head of the council last...
Spanish champions Real Madrid will begin the defence of their La Liga title away at Real Sociedad on Sept. 20. They will take on FC Barcelona in the season’s first Classico just over one month later, according to Monday’s draw for the 2020/2021 season’s fixtures. Real Madrid visit Real Sociedad one...
Germany’s Alexander Zverev survived a tricky first-round test to beat 2017 finalist Kevin Anderson 7-6(2) 5-7 6-3 7-5 in the U.S. Open on Monday. For the second straight event since the COVID-19 lockdown, world number seven Zverev was given a tough draw, facing a former top five opponent in his...
The management of Akwa United Football Club has confirmed that the Nest of Champions in Uyo will remain the club’s hoime ground when the 2020/2021 season of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) resumes. The decision was taken by a five-man club licensing committee set up by the management of...
Arsenal beat Liverpool 5-4 on penalties on Saturday to lift the Community Shield, the curtain-raiser for the English domestic season, after the two sides played out a 1-1 draw on a chilly afternoon at Wembley. Gunners captain and match goal-scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang blasted home the final penalty of the afternoon...
Winning the 2019/2020 English Premier League (EPL) title has not quelled Liverpool’s hunger for silverware, team captain Jordan Henderson said on Friday. The England international said the Reds would continue to push for trophies in the new season. Liverpool ended their 30-year wait for a top-flight title last season, finishing 18...
Former European champions Celtic will miss out on the UEFA Champions League group stage for the third successive season. Their misfortune came after a dispiriting 2-1 home defeat by Hungary’s Ferencvaros in the second qualifying round of the 2020/2021 competition on Wednesday. Tokmac Nguen latched on to a hopeful long punt...
Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side Warri Wolves would be advancing the building of their squad around young players scouted from the club's academy and other grassroots teams. The club's General Manager Moses Etu, spoke of the policy they adopted last season and which he pointed out got them results...
Daniil Medvedev powered his way past qualifier Aljaz Bedene on Wednesday to keep alive his chances of retaining the Western and Southern Open title. Third seed Medvedev was too solid in a 6-3, 6-3 victory over 68 minutes for a place in the quarter-finals. He will now play eighth seed Roberto...