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Chiney Ogwumike is WNBA's top overall draft pick

4 years ago /

Nigerian born college basketball player, Chineye Ogwumike, has been drafted to the women’s NBA by the Connecticut Sun.

 

Nigeria Basketball league: Kano Pillars maintain unbeaten run

4 years ago /

Nigeria/Dstv Premier Basketball men’s league champions, Kano Pillars have remained unbeaten in the 2014 season 

London Marathon results 2014: Wilson Kipsang wins; Mo Farrah finishes 8th

4 years ago /

World record holder, Wilson Kipsang of Kenya set a new course record of two hours, four minutes and twenty nine seconds to win the 2014 London marathon on Sunday.

Mourinho fined by FA

4 years ago /

Chelsea’s coach Jose Mourinho has been fined £8000 and warned by the English Football Association for re-entering the field of play during the defeat at Villa Park.

Lord Coe to vie for IAAF presidency next year

4 years ago /

Vice President of the International Association of Athletics Federations, IAAF, Lord Coe, has indicated interest in vying for the presidency of the body in 2015.

Ogenyi Onazi visits Golden Eaglets camp

4 years ago /

Super Eagles midfielder and Lazio of Italy player, Ogenyi Onazi, has  charged  prospective members of the Golden Eaglets to take their assignment  seriously as  they are going through the most difficult phase of their football career .

FIFA ranking: Nigeria ranks 45th in the world

4 years ago /

Nigeria moved two places up in the latest FIFA world ranking released on Thursday.  

Abdul Ningi identifies problems facing hockey in the country

4 years ago /

President of the Nigeria Hockey Federation, HFN, Abdul Ningi, has identified poor remuneration and lack of motivation for hockey players as factors militating against the growth of the sport in the country.

Sport writers urged to be professional in the discharge of duties

4 years ago /

Members of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN FCT Chapter, have been advised to always observe the ethics of the profession in the discharge of their duties.

WWE Legend, Ultimate Warrior is dead

4 years ago /

WWE wrestler The Ultimate Warrior has died at the age of 54 after collapsing in front of his hotel room, with The Rock, Triple H, Hulk Hogan and more paying tribute.  

Stephen Keshi to lead Nigeria to the 2014 World Cup

4 years ago /

The House of Representatives committee on sports has laid to rest any doubts in the minds of Nigerians on whether or not coach Stephen Keshi will lead Nigeria to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

FCT to increase sports infrastructure

4 years ago /

Challenges of sports infrastructure in Nigeria’s capital may soon be a thing of the past, if the statement by the chairman, FCT Football Association, Musa Tale is anything to go by.

Nigeria Professional Football League results

4 years ago /

Akwa United continue to set the pace in the Nigeria Professional Football League as they defeated troubled Nembe City two nil in Uyo on Sunday.  

NWFPL results

4 years ago /

Rivers Angels continued their impressive form in the Nigeria Women Football Premier League (NWFPL) as they thrashed Osun Babes five – nil in the week six fixtures over the weekend in Port Harcourt.

Hamilton wins in Mercedes drivers finest

4 years ago /

Lewis Hamilton continued his dominance of formula one, winning a thrilling Bahrain grand prix on Sunday.  

Norwich sacks manager

4 years ago /

Chris Hughton has been sacked as manager of English Premier League side, Norwich city.

Joe-Kyari Gadzama hosts seventh edition of annual golf tourney

4 years ago /

There was so much at stake at an annual golf tournament in Abuja on Saturday which featured both professional and amateur players from different parts of Nigeria. The tournament is part of the drive to identify talents who will represent the country in the sport in the 2016 Olympic games.

 

Golden Eaglets set for WAFU

4 years ago /

The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria have been invited to take part in a six-nation WAFUU-17 tournament scheduled for Togo from April 19 to 27.

Pacquiao ready to face Mayweather

4 years ago /

Hall of fame trainer, Freddie Roach, has revealed that avenging losses to Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez are the primary targets of Manny Pacquiao but believes the Filipino will one-day face Floyd Mayweather.

FIFA fears World Cup will be delayed

4 years ago /

World football governing body, FIFA is already having fears about the state of readiness of infrastructure for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.