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Messi scores twice as Barcelona dispatch Elche

Messi scores twice as Barcelona dispatch Elche

Lionel Messi soared past Luis Suarez to become La Liga’s top scorer on Wednesday by adding his 17th and 18th goals of the season in a much-needed 3-0 victory for Barcelona over Elche. Barca had followed up last week’s crushing ...

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Guardiola inspires Man City masterclass, Liverpool face Everton test

Guardiola inspires Man City masterclass, Liverpool face Everton test

As Manchester City power towards the Premier League title, the question is not whether Arsenal can stall the leaders, but is this Pep Guardiola’s finest achievement in his Etihad reign? Liverpool were expected to push City all the way but ...

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Ibrahimovic, Lukaku rematch as Milan rivals clash for Serie A top spot

Ibrahimovic, Lukaku rematch as Milan rivals clash for Serie A top spot

AC Milan and city rivals Inter renew their duel for top spot in Serie A on Sunday in a third clash this season between star strikers Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku as champions Juventus play catch-up. Antonio Conte’s Inter went ...

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D’Tigers battle South Sudan for 2021 FIBA Afrobasket ticket

D’Tigers battle South Sudan for 2021 FIBA Afrobasket ticket

Nigeria’s men’s senior national basketball team, D’Tigers, will take on South Sudan in their first game of the qualifiers for the 2021 FIBA Afrobasket Championship holding in Tunisia. The best teams from the qualifiers will pick the tickets for the ...

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Man Utd equal record with nine-goal blitz, Arsenal lose at Wolves

Man Utd equal record with nine-goal blitz, Arsenal lose at Wolves

Manchester United equalled the biggest win in Premier League history as they crushed nine-man Southampton 9-0, while Arsenal had two players sent off in their defeat at Wolves on Tuesday. Rampant United scored four times in the first half after ...

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Five-star Man City move top of the Premier League

Five-star Man City move top of the Premier League

Manchester City stormed to the top of the Premier League on Tuesday with a 5-0 demolition of West Brom to extend their winning streak to 11 games.Ilkay Gundogan scored twice, while Joao Cancelo, Riyad Mahrez, and Raheem Sterling were also ...

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Barca reach Spanish Super Cup final after Ter Stegen penalty heroics

Barca reach Spanish Super Cup final after Ter Stegen penalty heroics

Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s heroics ensured Barcelona edged past Real Sociedad on penalties on Wednesday to reach the Spanish Super Cup final, without the injured Lionel Messi. Messi was watching on as Ter Stegen did his best to fill the void ...

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Golden Eaglets hit semifinal as Ivory Coast beat Ghana 3-1

Golden Eaglets hit semifinal as Ivory Coast beat Ghana 3-1

The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria ‘sneaked’ into the last four of the African U-17 tournament yesterday, no thanks to the Baby Elephants of Ivory Coast, who defeated the Black Starlets of Ghana 3-1 in their last Group B in Togo. ...

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Anthony Joshua reveals retirement date

Anthony Joshua reveals retirement date

Anthony Joshua admits he is “coming towards the end of my career” and has hinted that he will have a maximum of “five years left” in the sport before retiring. The 31-year-old world heavyweight champion could be approaching the most ...

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Amoo confident as Golden Eaglets battle Young Elephants

Amoo confident as Golden Eaglets battle Young Elephants

• Nigerian referees on duty Five-time world champions, the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria, and the Young Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire will file out for the first match of Group B of the West African Football Union (WAFU) B Tournament this ...

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PSG, Man City in race to grab Messi

PSG, Man City in race to grab Messi

Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi is now finally free to negotiate with foreign clubs with a view to a summer move. The 33-year-old looked set to leave for Manchester City before the start of the season, only for the Barca board ...

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I could beat Fury twice, then circle back to reclaim WBO title, says Joshua

Anthony Joshua reveals retirement date

As the year comes to a close, the IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is looking forward to a potential full division unification with WBC champion Tyson Fury in 2021, reports boxingscene.com. Joshua was in action earlier this ...

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Arsenal end winless streak, beat Chelsea 3-1

Arsenal end winless streak, beat Chelsea 3-1

Mikel Arteta clinched a much-needed win to relieve some of the mounting pressure, with Arsenal surviving a late scare against Chelsea. Arsenal survived a late scare to end their winless run in the Premier League as Mikel Arteta’s much-maligned side ...

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12-time NBA champion KC Jones is dead

12-time NBA champion KC Jones is dead

KC Jones, a 12-time NBA champion as a player and coach and 1956 Olympic gold medalist, has died, his former club the Boston Celtics announced Friday. He was 88. Jones, who was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in ...

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Kanayo, Bob Manuel, Uche Jombo, Ezuruonye, others pay tributes to Chico Ejiro

Kanayo, Bob Manuel, Uche Jombo, Ezuruonye, others pay tributes to Chico Ejiro

The Nigerian entertainment industry was thrown into mourning when a popular scriptwriter, director and producer, Chico Ejiro, passed away on Christmas Day. He was said to have suddenly died at about 2am. Ejiro, who was popular for movies such as ...

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Lewandowski beats Ronaldo, Messi to FIFA’s award

Lewandowski beats Ronaldo, Messi to FIFA’s award

Poland and Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski has won FIFA The Best Men’s Player of the Year for 2020, beating Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo to the award. Lewandowski joins Luka Modric (2018) as the only players other than Lionel Messi (6) and Cristiano Ronaldo (5) to ...

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Joshua wary of Pulev threat

Joshua wary of Pulev threat

Anthony Joshua has set his sights on becoming the undisputed champion as he prepares to face Kubrat Pulev in his world heavyweight championship defence on Saturday at the SSE Arena London. Joshua described Pulev as a skillful fighter who has ...

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Neymar double downs Man Utd, gives PSG Champions League lifeline

Neymar double downs Man Utd, gives PSG Champions League lifeline

Paris Saint-Germain took a huge step towards avoiding an embarrassing early exit from the Champions League as Neymar scored twice in a 3-1 win away to Manchester United on Wednesday. Both sides still have work to do in their final ...

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R.I.P Diego Maradona

R.I.P Diego Maradona

Tributes have been flooding in for the late Diego Maradona who died at the age of 60 on Wednesday. Maradona suffered cardiac arrest at a home in Tigre, Argentina after recuperating from the removal of a blood clot on the ...

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Nigeria opens camp for Tokyo 2020 Olympics today

Nigeria opens camp for Tokyo 2020 Olympics today

Nigeria will begin its preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games today with prospective athletes expected to report to camps in Lagos and Abuja. The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development yesterday disclosed that it has made arrangements to ...

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