Boxing

Maria Sharapova retires

• Journey of five-time Grand Slam champion in tennis court Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova is “saying goodbye” to tennis at the age of 32. In an article written for Vogue and Vanity Fair, Sharapova said her body “had become a distraction” after a struggle with shoulder injuries. The …

Read More »

Tambuwal receives unity torch, reaffirms commitment to sports development

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal on Tuesday received the torch of unity totem for the forthcoming National Sports Festival scheduled to hold in Edo State from April 20. About 250 athletes are expected to attend the national festival, according to a press statement released by GovernorTambuwal’s Special Adviser on Media and …

Read More »

Djokovic, Tsitsipas power into Dubai quarter-finals

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts after serving against Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber during the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in the United Arab Emirates on February 26, 2020. (Photo by KARIM SAHIB / AFP) Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas powered into the Dubai Championships quarter-finals with runaway victories on Wednesday. World number …

Read More »

Maria Sharapova retires from tennis

(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 13, 2020 Maria Sharapova of Russia hits a return during her match with Laura Siegemond of Germany which was abandoned due to the smoke from Australia’s bushfires at the Kooyong Classic tennis tournament, in Melbourne. – Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova, …

Read More »

NBBF will not beg overseas-based stars to play for Nigeria, says Ogunade 

• 20 home-based players compete for slots as team get Nigeria, U.S. campsThe Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has debunked the story that the body has been begging overseas-based players, especially the Nigerian born Americans, to play for the men and women national teams at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. NBBF Vice …

Read More »

Ministry picks Nilayo to market Nigeria’s Tokyo 2020 Olympics team

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has entered into a marketing agreement with Nilayo Sports Management Limited, which makes the outfit the official marketer of Team Nigeria to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Sports Minister, Sunday Dare and the management of NIlayo Sports Management Limited, led by Bukola Olopade, …

Read More »

AFN petitions police, wants Gusau probed over Puma deal, others

Gusau The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has dragged its impeached president, Shehu Ibrahim Gusau to the Police for criminal investigation of the deal signed with sportswear manufacturer, PUMA in July 2019. The petition, addressed to the Inspector General of Police and signed by its Secretary General, Prince Adisa Beyioku …

Read More »

Anyanacho’s Olympics qualification thrills Dare

Sports Minister, Sunday Dare has applauded Elizabeth Anyanacho, who is the first Nigerian woman to qualify for taekwondo in 16 years and second ever woman taekwondo Olympian following her qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Games. Dare said Anyanacho’s qualification has further raised the hope of a good outing for Nigeria in …

Read More »

Fury longs for caravan despite receiving White House, Vatican invites

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury celebrates his win by TKO in the seventh round against Deontay Wilder in the Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP Britain’s newly-crowned …

Read More »

Wilder will reportedly seek rematch with Fury

(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 22, 2020, US boxer Deontay Wilder reacts during his World Boxing Council (WBC) Heavyweight Championship Title boxing match against British boxer Tyson Fury at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. – Deontay Wilder plans to activate his rematch clause for …

Read More »