You are here
Slider Sports 

US Olympian, Kelly Catlin, 23, Commits Suicide

Olympian Kelly Catlin, who helped the United States win the women’s pursuit team silver medal at the 2016 Rio Games, has died, USA Cycling said on Sunday. The three-time world champion was 23. Catlin’s father, Mark, said that she died on Friday night at her home in California. Her father added that she died by suicide. “The U.S. cycling community suffered a devastating loss with the passing of Kelly Catlin,” USA Cycling President and Chief Executive Rob DeMartini said in a statement. “Kelly was more than an athlete to us,…

Read More
Slider Sports 

Canaan House Wins MD School Inter House Sports

Canaan House, also known as the Blue House, has emerged winner of the M.D School, Oko Oba, Lagos State 13th biennial inter house sports competition held at the Agege Stadium on Thursday. Canaan House beat Bethel and Gilgal to lift the giant trophy as champions. I did so by garnering 14 gold, six silver and nine bronze medals. Bethel House was a distant second with eight gold, nine silver and nine bronze medals, while Gilgal House was third with seven gold, 14 silver and six bronze medals. Goshen House was…

Read More
Slider Sports 

With 4-1 Home Defeat, Leicester City Sack Manager Claude Puel

……….After 16 Months In Charge. City were beaten 4-1 at home by Crystal Palace on Saturday in what proved to be Puel’s final game. This season, Leicester have won nine of their 27 league matches, including back-to-back victories over Manchester City and Chelsea over the festive period. But Puel’s style of play and recent team selections have been met with hesitation from Foxes fans. Puel incensed some fans by fielding a weakened side against Manchester City in a Carabao Cup quarter-final defeat, with James Maddison and Marc Albrighton starting on the…

Read More
Slider Sports 

Sanwo-Olu Assures On National Stadium Rehabilitation

*Ikorodu, Kosofe To Get Mini Stadium The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has reiterated his commitment to revive sporting activities in the state if elected. He made the commitment while he was speaking with members of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) at its secretariat in National Stadium, Surulere. The dearth of recreation centres and the dilapidated state of the National Stadium, a Federal Government-owned sport facility, were the focus of an interactive discussion with SWAN members, with the APC candidate pledging to…

Read More
Slider Sports 

Shocking, Ex-NFFA Sec, Taiwo Ogunjobi, Dies At 65

It was a moment of grief for the Nigeria Football Federation as former General Secretary and later board member, Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi died on Monday morning. The former international’s death coincided with the 35th anniversary of his only cap for the Nigerian national team. He was in the team that played goalless with Morocco on February 11, 1984. The match was the first leg of the last qualifying duel for the Los Angeles 1984 Olympics. Ogunjobi had played for the Nigeria Academicals against Ghana at the first Nigeria-Ghana Sports Festival in…

Read More
Slider Sports 

Nigerian-Born Adesanya Emerges Martial Arts World Champion

Undefeated middleweight Israel Adesanya stepped into the main event spotlight and claimed the biggest scalp of his mixed martial arts career with a unanimous decision victory over Anderson Silva at UFC 234. Nigeria-born Kiwi Adesanya, 29, and Brazilian legend Silva were originally scheduled to face off in the night’s co-main event contest in Melbourne. They were promoted to the main event of the show after Australian UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker withdrew from his fight. Whittaker was taken to hospital and had emergency surgery on what UFC officials called a…

Read More
Slider Sports 

At Last, Footballer Sala’s Body Located In Crashed Plane Wreckage

A body retrieved from the wreckage of a crashed plane in the English Channel has been formally identified as Cardiff City’s Argentina-born football player Emiliano Sala, British police said on Thursday. Sala, 28, had been flying from his previous club Nantes in western France to Wales on January 21. He was going to make his debut for the English Premier League club when the single-engined Piper Malibu aircraft disappeared over the sea. Wreckage was found on Sunday following a privately-funded underwater search and a body recovered on Wednesday and taken…

Read More
Slider Sports 

Serena Sent Packing By Pliskova From Australian Open

Four times, Serena Williams was only one point – a single point – from closing out a victory in the Australian Open quarterfinals. On the first such chance, at 5-1, 40-30 in the third set, she turned her left ankle awkwardly. The owner of the best serve in the sport would lose every point she served the rest of the way. And so it was that a startling reversal and result would follow Wednesday at Melbourne Park, with Williams dropping the last six games of a 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 loss…

Read More
Slider Sports 

Adams Appeals To FG, Multinationals To Sponsor Sports

……As His U13 Football Tourney Ends The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, has urged the Federal Government and multinational companies operating in the country to recommit themselves to the development of sports in the country. He made the appeal on Thursday at the final of the Aare Gani Adams U13 football tourney at the Legacy Pitch of the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos. Aare Adams said it was a shame that the National Stadium was in such a bad shape, recalling his growing up days when he…

Read More
Slider Sports 

CAF Names Egypt As 2019 Nations Cup Host

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced that Egypt will host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Egypt beat South Africa, the only other nation to submit a bid, in a vote held at a CAF Executive Committee meeting. Original host nation Cameroon was stripped of staging the tournament in November because of slow preparations. Egypt, which will host the tournament for a fifth time, has just six months to prepare for the expanded 24-team finals, which kick off in June. CAF has since offered Cameroon the chance to…

Read More
Open

All-In-One Solution Pack: Hosting, Domain Registration, Web Design / Dev and Content Management. Contact : 09054605145