Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Sport

Dare congratulates journalists on World Sports Day

• Says Nigerian sportswriters are among the hardest working in the world The Minister for Youth Development and Sport, Sunday Dare, yesterday congratulated sports journalists across the country and beyond as International Sports Journalists Day was celebrated around the world...

Brume eyes ‘improved performance’ in Diamond League today

Four days after jumping 6.89 meters to win the gold medal at the National Trials in Benin City, reigning African long jump champion Ese Brume is looking for "improved performance" tonight as the Diamond League dock in Sweden.Brume and...

Nigeria May Lose 4x100m World Championship Relay Spot to Liberia

Brume wins long jump gold at National Trials US-based Nigerian long jumper Ese Brume yesterday retained her position as one of the country's top stars to watch at this year's World Championships in Athletics in Oregon, USA and at the...

Technology has helped improve cricket in Africa, says Shah

Meet Shah, co-founder of CricHeroes, an online cricket scoring app, said technology has enhanced the development of cricket in Africa.Shah had this to say at the opening Africa cricket roundtable discussion, with a focus on development opportunities, hosted by...

Cech joins Chelsea’s departure list

Petr Cech became the latest member of Chelsea's management team to leave the club on Monday following a change in ownership.Long-time chairman Bruce Buck and director Marina Granovskaia also departed Stamford Bridge last week in the wake of a...

Para-athletes, Nnamdi, Popola promise exciting times

Innocent Nnamdi and Jubril Ademola Popoola, parasport debutants at next month's Commonwealth Games, have promised Nigerians an exciting time at the Birmingham 2022 edition of the competition, which runs from July 27 to August 7.Speaking to Newslodge at the...

Swiss court acquits PSG president Al-Khelaifi, Valcke gets suspended sentence

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser al-Khelaifi was acquitted on appeal by a Swiss federal court on Friday on charges of corruption in the allocation of World Cup television rights.Former FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke was also acquitted on the same...

Ugbade pumps up Eaglets spirits ahead of final against Etalons

Head coach Nduka Ugbade has told his Nigerian U17 boys they still have ground to conquer despite securing a ticket to the U17 Africa Cup of Nations in Algeria next year.Nigeria will face Burkina Faso in the final match...

Nigerian Government Revokes International Basketball Ban

*D'Tigress' participation in the World Cup remains doubtful The Nigerian government has rescinded its decision to ban the country's basketball teams from all international competition for two years.The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Ismaila Abubakar,...

FG lifts basketball ban, urges Kida to embrace other stakeholders

The Federal Government yesterday reversed its decision to withdraw Nigerian teams from international competitions for two years. But this comes after Nigeria's women's national team, D'Tigress, who had previously qualified for the FIBA ​​Women's World Cup 2022 to be...

Usyk-Joshua heavyweight rematch set for August 20 in Saudi Arabia

World heavyweight boxing champion Oleksandr Usyk will defend his titles in a rematch with Britain's Anthony Joshua in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on August 20, promoters announced Sunday.Ukraine's Usyk defeated then-WBA, IBF and WBO champion Joshua by unanimous decision in...

Axelsen tops off Zhao to defend Indonesia Open champion title

Badminton world number one Viktor Axelsen triumphed in straight sets over underdog Zhao Jun Peng of China on Sunday, securing the Indonesian Open championship for the second year in a row. The Danish ace took the first set at Jakarta's...

Mark secures more investment in grassroots basketball

Mark D Ball Basketball Championship initiator Igoche Mark has said much remains to be done to raise the level of elite and grassroots basketball in Nigeria.Mark, who praised the players and coaches for their sportsmanship at the ongoing Men's...

Soccer Rules Board approves permanent use of five substitutes

Soccer's rules body said on Monday that five substitutes would be introduced on a permanent basis for all major games and that a 3D offside detector is closer to being introduced for this year's World Cup.FIFA president Gianni Infantino...

Benin City to host Commonwealth Games and World Championship events

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) says the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City will host the selection trials for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and the World Championships in Athletics in Oregon, USA.Prince Adisa Beyioku, Secretary General of...

Man City complete Haaland’s ‘proud’ move

Erling Haaland said his transfer to Manchester City from Borussia Dortmund is a "big move" for his career as the Norwegian aims to lead the Premier League champions to more trophies.City announced last month that they had beaten competition...

NCF partners with The Middlestump on Africa Cricket Roundtable

The Nigerian Cricket Federation (NCF) has reached an agreement with Africa's leading cricket media organisation, The Middlestump, to host a virtual cricket series, tagged "Africa Cricket Roundtable", to premiere today via Twitter.The platform, according to Tayo Solowe, founder of...

Apata Ajele wins high school volleyball tournament

Apata Ajele Secondary School, Asa emerged yesterday as the winner of the inaugural Kwara Inter-Secondary School Volleyball competition held in Ilorin. The school secured the top spot by defeating Government High School, Adeta, 3-1 (25-14, 25-19, 20-25, 25-17).Third place...

LSSTF reaffirms commitment to infrastructure development

Lagos State Sports Trust Fund (LSSTF) Executive Secretary Olaposi Agunbiade reaffirmed the body's commitment to the ongoing renovation of the Mobolaji Johnson Indoor Sports Pavilion at Rowe Park Sports Centre, Yaba, saying it will be completed in August of...

Organizers reveal teams for Kwara Inter-Secondary School Volleyball

The organizers of the Kwara Inter-Secondary Schools Volleyball Championship have revealed the list of participating schools for the first grassroots volleyball championship, which officially started yesterday.Taking part in the tournament, which takes place in the indoor sports hall of...
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