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Boxing: Kayode Wins Kisner on Points Decision

Kayode Lateef Making His Ring Walk During a WBA Interim Heavyweight Title Fight in September 2014. Image: WBA/ Sumio Yemada.

Nigerian cruiserweight boxer Lateef ‘power’ Kayode dominated Nick ‘slick’ Kisner in a one-sided ten-round bout at the WC Handy Pavilion on Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee, USA on Friday night. Kayode Power (21-0-0, 16KOs) preserved his unbeaten record with a one-sided victory over the American orthodox, winning by unanimous decision. Two ... Read More »

Blatter Returns for a Fifth Term as Fifa President

Only French Former FIFA Official Jerome Champagne Has Announced a Candidacy for the 2015 FIFA Election.

Sepp Blatter has won re-election as Fifa president after Jordanian Prince Ali Bin al-Hussein conceded defeat in a second round poll. First round votes were deemed inconclusive as neither of the candidates could score the statutory 2/3 votes, only for opposition Prince Ali to concede in the run-off. “First of ... Read More »

Sharapova Eases Past Stossur as Cornet Keeps French Hopes Alive

Maria Sharapova Pumps Her Fist after Straight Sets Defeat of Samantha Stossur in the Third Round of the 2015 French Open. Image: RG via Getty.

Maria Sharapova is through to the round of 16 of the French Open after straight sets win over Sam Stossur. The second seed’s 12 winners to 21 unforced errors complimented a 6-3 6-4 win over the Australian who, aside impressing in medium rallies, could not keep her error counts down; ... Read More »

French Open: Federer Beats Dzumhur Through to Last 16

Roger Federer During His Round of 32 Clash With Damir Dzumhur at the Roland Garros. Image: RG via Getty.

Second seed Roger Federer advanced into the fourth round of the French Open for an 11th straight year with a straight sets win over Damir Dzumhur on Friday. Home favorite Richard Gasquet grounded out victory after going the distance with Argentina’s Carlos Berlocq, as Russia Tehmuraz Gabashvili advanced into the ... Read More »

It Was a ‘Difficult’ Start Under Van Gaal, Says Rooney

JOKE. Wayne Rooney is the Highest Earning Premier League Player on £300,000-a-Week Deal.

Wayne Rooney has admitted Manchester United took some time getting over a difficult start under Louis van Gaal. The Dutch boss’ Premier League reign was off to an unexpected start when they suffered an opening day defeat at home to Swansea City before they were bundled out of the League ... Read More »

Okagbare-Igho Offers Credentials for Test at Prefontaine Classic

Blessing Okagbare-Igho Celebrates after Winning the 100m at the Shanghai Diamond League Meet on 17 May. Image: Reuters.

Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor will look to consolidate for her early lead in the Diamond Race when she returns to Eugene, Oregon, USA on Saturday. The 41st edition of the Prefontaine Classic, one of a couple of multi-day event in the IAAF Diamond League calendar, holds at the Hayward Field between 29 ... Read More »

Benitez to Quit Napoli at the End of the Season

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Rafael Benitez has confirmed he will bid his final farewell to Italian club Napoli at the end of the final game of the Serie A season on Sunday. The 55-year-old joined the Naples outfit in May 2013, guiding them to an Italian Cup triumph in his first season and winning ... Read More »

Super Eagles Off To Kaduna On 7 June

© Twitter @CollinUdoh: Eagles Arrive at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.

The Super Eagles will arrive in Kaduna for next month’s 2017 Africa Cup Of Nations qualifier against Chad on Sunday, June 7, 2015. The team will stay at the Africa Continental Hotel, Kaduna. Coach Stephen Keshi, while unveiling his team’s programmes, said the Super Eagles would conclude their training in ... Read More »

Schiavone Downs Kuznetsova in Epic Match, Wozniacki Kisses the Dust

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Svetlana Kuznetsova and Francesca Schiavone played out an epic 3 hour and 49 minute second round cracker at the Roland Garros on Thursday, with the latter Italian taking it 6-7(13-11) 7-5 10-8. It was the third-longest women’s singles match at Roland Garros in the Open Era, after Virginie Buisson first-round ... Read More »

Hull’s Henandez Gets Three-Game Ban

Abel Hernandez Joins Hull City from Palermo.

Hull city striker Abel Hernandez will miss the first three games of next season following an FA sanction for punching Manchester United’s Phil Jones. The incident occurred during the 0-0 draw with United in the final game of the Premier League season. The goalless draw at Stadium MK confirmed The ... Read More »

Djokovic Take Out Muller, Nadal, Murray Through to 3rd Round in Paris

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Top seed Novak Djokovic extended his winning run to 24 matches after straight sets defeat of Gilles Muller on Thursday. The Serb’s 35-18 winners to uninforced errors deferential was better suited for a slot in the third round than 32-year-old Muller’s 23-26, hike he claimed 5 of 12 break point ... Read More »

Advokaat Leaves Sunderland after ‘Great Escape’

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DickAdvokaat has quit as Sunderland boss having masterminded the Premier League club’s great escape from relegation this season. The Dutch boss succeeded Gustavo Poyet at the Stadium of Light, inheriting a team one point above relegation zone in March. The ‘Black Cats’ went on to win a record three and ... Read More »

Uefa Calls for Posponement of Fifa Election

The 65th FIFA Congress is Slated for Friday in Zurich. Image: Getty.

European football governing body, Uefa, says Friday’s Fifa presidential election should be postponed following the arrest of high-ranking Fifa officials in Zurich today. Seven Fifa officials were arrested and detained for separate probes by the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland and the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern ... Read More »

Lucic-Baroni Stuns Halep as Sharapova Lines Up Stossur at Roland Garros

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Mirjana Lucic-Baroni has yet provided the shock result of Day 4, seeing off last year’s French Open finalists, Simona Halep, in straight sets to reach the round of 32. The rampant Croatian known for her ground-breaking feats at Roland Garros smashed 29 winners- including four aces- broke five times and ... Read More »

Federer Accounts for Granollers, Nishikori, Wawrinka Advance

Roger Federer after Defeating Marcel Granollers at the French Open. Image: RG via Getty.

Roger Federer maintained his poise and professionalism and ensured victory was a happy end against Spaniard Marcel Granollers on Wednesday, as the second seed sealed a third round spot at the French Open. The 17-time Grand Slam champion, who is bidding for his second French Open crown, fought back from ... Read More »

Oshoala, Nwabuoku, Oparanozie Headline Falcons’ World Cup Squad

Assisat Oshoala Vies for an Aerial Ball Against a South African Opponent During the AWC in Namibia. Image: Caf via BackPagePix.

Goalkeeper Precious Dede, skipper Evelyn Nwabuoku and striker Asisat Oshoala are among a list of 23 players named in the Super Falcons’ squad for the 2015 Fifa World Cup in Canada. Coach Edwin Okon has also included Courtney Dike, one of the star performers at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s ... Read More »

Fifa Presidential Polls Will Go Ahead Amidst Corruption Arrests & World Cup Voting Inquiry

Jeffrey Webb is currently  a Fifa vice-president and executive committee member, Concacaf president, Caribbean Football Union (CFU) executive committee member and Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) president. Image: Getty.

Fifa has affirmed that the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments will go on as planned in Russia and Qatar respectively and there will not be postponement of Friday’s elective congress. These follows an early morning raid on a Swiss hotel, during which ‘seven’ Fifa officials were arrested and detained ... Read More »

Venus Williams Fined $3,000 For Skipping Media Rituals In Paris

Venus Williams Groans During Her 1st Round Defeat by Sloane Stephens. Image: Sports Today.

Venus Williams has been sanctioned to the tune of $3,000 (£1,900) by tournament organisers for aborting a mandatory news conference following her first-round exit at the French Open. Williams, seeded 15th at the Roland Garros this year, refused to show up at the post-game media briefing after suffering a 7-6 ... Read More »

Seven Fifa Officials in Custody of Swiss Police Ahead of Friday’s Congress

Fifa to Hold its First Executive Committee Meeting  of the Year Next Week's Friday. Image: Getty.

Seven top FIFA officials have been arrested and detained by Swiss police on suspicion of corruption in dawn raid. The officials, which according to reports include vice-president Jeffrey Webb from the Cayman Island, were seized from the luxury five-star Baur as Lac hotel in Zurich this morning. The New York ... Read More »

Caf Suspends Warri Wolves Goalkeeper For A Year

Warri Wolves Will Participate in the Caf Confederations Cup Next Season.

The Disciplinary Committee of the Confedration of African Football (Caf) have suspended Warri Wolves goalkeeper, Rhiogbere Tejiri for 12 months for “spitting at first assistant referee” during the Side’s 1-0 win at FC MK. Wolves advanced into the Caf Confederation Cup Play-off round courtesy of a 3-1 aggregate victory over ... Read More »