Saturday, April 17, 2021



ABS return to winning ways with 2-0 victory over Zamfara

Abubakar Bukola Saraki, ABS, Ilorin FC returned to winning ways on Monday with a 2-0 victory over visiting FC Zamfara of Gusau.

Federer pulls out of Dubai event to focus on training

Roger Federer has pulled out of the upcoming ATP 500 event in Dubai after the former world number one lost in the Qatar Open quarter-finals on Thursday.

Nadal to skip Dubai event due to back issue

Rafa Nadal will not compete at next week’s ATP 500 event in Dubai as he has not recovered fully from a back issue sustained ahead of the Australian Open, the world No.2 said on Thursday.

Justice for Diego: Argentines march seeking answers over Maradona’s death

Argentines took to the streets on Wednesday to demand what they say is justice for Diego Maradona after the soccer icon’s death in November sparked investigations into how he died and whether there had been any negligence in his care.

Champions League: PSG hold off FC Barcelona to reach quarter finals

Paris Saint-Germain survived an upset-minded FC Barcelona to reach the Champions League quarterfinals, 5-2 on aggregate, after a 1-1 draw in their second leg in Paris on Wednesday.

UEFA Champions League: Salah and Mane fire Liverpool past Leipzig into quarters

Second-half goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane eased Liverpool into the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a 2-0 win over RB Leipzig at the Puskas Arena on Wednesday.

We need enough time to prepare for World Cup – Coach

The head coach of Nigeria’s under-19 boys volleyball team, Sani Mohammed, has urged the Nigeria Volleyball Federation, NVBF, to give his team enough time to prepare for the World Cup.

U-19 boys volleyball championship: Cameroon defeat Gambia 3-0

Cameroon’s under-19 boys volleyball team on Sunday defeated their Gambian counterparts 3-0 at the ongoing African Nations Volleyball Championship in Abuja.

Int’l Women’s Day: World Athletics makes new equality pledges

The world governing body says it is focusing on three core areas of the sport – empowering women in leadership positions, breaking with traditions and shining a spotlight on women’s stories across its platforms.

Ahead of NBA All-Star Game, VP Harris begs Americans to take COVID-19 vaccine

Vice President Kamala Harris on Sunday appeared ahead of the NBA All-Star Game and appealed for Americans to take COVID-19 vaccines, as President Joe Biden’s administration seeks to counter vaccine hesitancy among African Americans.

Olympics: Most Japanese don’t want foreign fans to attend Games – Report

Most Japanese do not want international spectators to attend the Tokyo Games this summer amid fears a large influx of visitors could spark a resurgence in new coronavirus infections, a Yomiuri newspaper poll showed.

Laporta voted in as FC Barcelona’s new president

Joan Laporta was elected FC Barcelona president for a second time on Sunday as club members voted him in to replace Josep Maria Bartomeu. The...

Kwara United maintain NPFL leadership with away draw, after Rangers stun Kano Pillars [See Table]

Kwara United of Ilorin maintained their leadership of the ongoing 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, on Sunday with a 1-1 draw against hosts...

Tokyo 2020 games won’t be postponed again – CEO

Tokyo 2020 organising committee CEO Toshiro Muto affirmed on Friday that the postponed Olympics would never be pushed back again or canceled.

Maradona’s Porsche up for sale

A Porsche car owned by Argentina’s soccer great Diego Maradona during his “forgotten” final season in Europe will go under the hammer this week.

U20 AFCON: Uganda down Tunisia to book Ghana date in final

Derrick Kakooza on Monday scored a hattrick as debutants Uganda continued with their dream run at the Total Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, beating Tunisia 4-1 at the Olympic Stadium in Nouakchott to book a date against Ghana in Saturday’s final.

300 athletes across Nigeria, West Africa registered for 3rd MoC Grand Prix

With less than five weeks to the third “Making of Champions, MoCs, Grand Prix”, over 300 Athletes from across Nigeria and West Africa have registered for the 2 and 3 April event.

Kwara United say no life lost after bus fire incident in Asaba 

Jimoh Bashir, the Media Officer of Kwara United Football Club, says no lives were lost and no one was injured when the team’s bus caught fire in Asaba on Monday morning.

Djokovic reaches ninth Australian Open final

World male tennis number one Novak Djokovic progressed to his ninth Australian Open final on Thursday, chasing an 18th Grand Slam title.

Medvedev, Rublev again make history for Russia in Australian Open quarter-finals

Russia has three men in a grand slam quarter-finals for the first time on Monday at the Australian Open.

Tsitsipas given walk-over into quarter-final with Nadal

Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas has been given a walk-over into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open after Italian Matteo Berrettini withdrew shortly before their fourth round match citing an abdominal strain.

NBA fines Hawks PG Trae Young after late-game ref dispute

Not only did Trae Young lose a game Wednesday night, but now he’ll lose some money on top of it.

Tokyo Olympics chief set to quit over sexist remarks in another blow to the Games

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Chief Yoshiro Mori is expected to resign on Friday over sexist comments he made early this month, with the mayor of the Olympic village, Saburo Kawabuchi, saying Mori had asked him to take over.

Melbourne enters new lockdown, barring Australian Open crowds

Australia’s second-most populous city will enter a five-day snap coronavirus lockdown, authorities said on Friday, barring spectators for much of the Australian Open tennis tournament.

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