Spaniard Jon Rahm enjoyed plenty of success on the European Tour last year. But the world number one said on Tuesday he might not defend any of his titles because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Rahm, competing this week in the PGA Tour’s FedExCup playoff opener at Norton in Massachusetts, said he...
Paris St-Germain (PSG) reached their first ever UEFA Champions League final with a 3-0 win over RB Leipzig on Tuesday, inspired by Argentine Angel Di Maria. Goals from Marquinhos and Di Maria put PSG 2-0 up at the interval. Juan Bernat added the third in the 56th minute for what was...
The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Kano state chapter, has set up a three-man electoral committee to oversee the election of new executive committee (EXCO), that would pilot the association’s affairs in the next three years. Inaugurating the committee shortly after the executive meeting on Tuesday in Kano, the...
U.S. Open organisers said on Tuesday that they were happy with the slate of competitors for this year’s tournament, in spite of numerous dropouts by high-profile names amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. One of tennis’ four Grand Slams and the crown jewel of the U.S. tennis calendar, the U.S. Open...
Immediate past chairman of the Lagos chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Fred Edoreh, has appealed to the Minister of Youth & Sports Sunday Dare to not evict the owners of businesses within the National Stadium Lagos as the rehabilitation of the stadium is ongoing. Edoreh made...
Eric Abidal's reign as Barcelona's sporting director is over after he was sacked by the club following a dismal campaign. The Nou Camp outfit announced the news on Tuesday afternoon and comes just a day after manager Quique Setien was also relieved of his duties. “Barcelona and Eric Abidal have reached...
 Barcelona are negotiating a deal to appoint Netherlands coach, Ronald Koeman as the successor to Quique Setien, a club source said on Tuesday. Koeman is dearly loved at Barca for his playing career in Johan Cruyff’s hugely successful side known as the ‘Dream Team.’ He scored the goal that delivered the...
Bayern Munich totally embarrassed Barcelona in a 8-2 Champions League win on Friday night to book a spot in the semi-finals of the tournament in Lisbon. The match got off to a cracking start with Thomas Muller putting Bayern ahead early and David Alaba conceding an own goal to Barcelona...
World 10,000m champion Joshua Cheptegei broke the world 5000m record at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Monaco on Friday night (14), clocking a stunning 12:35.36. The Ugandan took two seconds off Kenenisa Bekele’s mark of 12:37.35, set 16 years ago in Hengelo. Amazingly, it was Cheptegei’s first race since...
Three Spanish sport enthusiasts died and a fourth was presumed dead after a storm surprised them while they were canyoning in a river gorge in eastern Switzerland, authorities said on Thursday. The four men, from the northern Spanish region of Navarre, went missing in the Parlitobel Gorge in the canton...
Arsenal forward Mesut Oezil says he wants to see out his contract with the Premier League club, which runs to summer 2021. The Germany World Cup winner, who did not play for the club when the season resumed in June after the coronavirus lockdown, said he would fight his way...
Barclays Plc is being probed by the United Kingdom’s privacy watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), over allegations that the British bank spied on its staff, the agency said on Sunday. Earlier this year, Barclays said it was changing a system that the bank was piloting, which tracked how employees...
Paul Scholes says Manchester United lack a prolific centre forward and should prioritise a move for Tottenham Hotspur striker, Harry Kane, over Borussia Dortmund winger, Jadon Sancho. United have been heavily linked with a move for the 20-year-old Sancho. But media reports say the club have baulked at Dortmund’s valuation of...
Romelu Lukaku and Christian Eriksen were on target as Inter Milan moved into the last eight of the Europa League with a 2-0 win, over Getafe on Wednesday. The single-match, neutral-venue tie, played at the Veltins-Arena, was rearranged after the scheduled fixtures in March were postponed due to the COVID-19...
The Electoral Committee for the 2020 elections into the nine-man Anambra State Football Association (AnSFA) Board and 20 Local Football Councils (LFCs) on Tuesday defended the process it midwifed. The process, which led to the re-election of incumbent Ifeanyi Ubah via electronic voting on Sunday, has since been rejected by...
Two Italian girls whose video of their rooftop tennis game went viral have received a surprise visit from Roger Federer. The video of Vittoria Oliveri and Carola Pessina playing on the rooftops of neighbouring buildings in Finale Ligure during the COVID-19 lockdown garnered over 10 million views. The girls thought they...
Three players were sent off as Genoa, Italy’s oldest professional club, beat Hellas Verona 3-0 to guarantee their Serie A survival on Sunday. However, Lecce became the final team to be relegated after losing 3-4 at home to Parma. Genoa, whose coach Davide Nicola pulled off one of Serie A’s great...