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Okagbare leads Nigeria into relay finals

…As US team crashes out Olympic and World Championships medallist, Blessing Okagbare, on Thursday led team Nigeria into the finals of the women’s 4x100m relay at the Olympic Games after posting a 42.55sec finish. The Nigerian quartet, made up of Okagbare, Gloria Asumu, Jennifer Madu and Agnes Osazuwa, came second in heat two behind Germany who clocked 42.18sec. The United ... Read More »

Iheanacho signs two-year contract extension with ManCity

Nigerian international, Kelechi Iheanacho, has signed a new two-year contract extension with City. The 19-year-old, who scored 14 times in all competitions last season, will now stay with the Club until at least 2021. Iheanacho said: “I can’t express how I’m feeling! I’m very happy to sign my new deal for this Club, I’m excited. “I just need to keep ... Read More »

Olympics: From Cuban gun-shot victim to Rio boxing gold

Cuba’s Julio Cesar La Cruz poses on the podium with a gold medal after winning the Men’s Light Heavy (81kg) Final Bout match at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Riocentro – Pavilion 6 in Rio de Janeiro on August 18, 2016. Three-time amateur world champion Julio Cesar La Cruz beat Kazakhstan’s Adilbek Niyazymbetov to win light-heavyweight Olympic gold. ... Read More »

Klitschko to sue Fury

Wladimir Klitschko said Wednesday he will take legal action against world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury in a dispute over the contract for their rematch. After Klitschko suffered his first defeat in a decade last November, the rematch against Fury had been scheduled for July 9 in Manchester, but the British fighter cried off the second bout with an ankle injury. ... Read More »

Oduduru joins Bolt in 200m semis, Amusan shines

Usain Bolt moved closer to realising his dreams of winning sprint “triple triple” when he jogged into the semifinals of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games men’s 200m at the at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday. But the Jamaican, who won a third successive 100m title on Sunday to set up his bid to repeat his haul ... Read More »

Germany can’t stop Nigeria – Mikel

Team Nigeria captain Mikel Obi has said the national U-23 team will go into Wednesday’s semi-final game against Germany with a winning mentality, like they have done in their previous games at the Rio 2016 Olympics. African champions Nigeria defeated Denmark 2-0 to advance to the last four stage, while the Germans hammered Portugal 4-0 to seal a clash with ... Read More »

Olympics: Russia stripped of 2008 relay title over doping

Russia was stripped of its 4x100m women’s sprint relay title from the 2008 Beijing Olympics on Tuesday after team member Yulia Chermoshanskaya failed a doping re-test. “The Russian Federation team is disqualified from the women’s 4x100m relay,” the International Olympic Committee said in a statement announcing Chermoshanskaya’s failure. Chermoshanskaya, now 30, tested positive for two banned substances after samples from ... Read More »

Olympics: Russia stripped of 2008 relay title over doping

Russia was stripped of its 4x100m women’s sprint relay title from the 2008 Beijing Olympics on Tuesday after team member Yulia Chermoshanskaya failed a doping re-test. “The Russian Federation team is disqualified from the women’s 4x100m relay,” the International Olympic Committee said in a statement announcing Chermoshanskaya’s failure. Chermoshanskaya, now 30, tested positive for two banned substances after samples from ... Read More »

Dalung sends two U-23 players, officials back to Nigeria

Sports minister Solomon Dalung has sent two players and three officials of the national U-23 team back to Nigeria from the ongoing 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil. It was learnt that the two alternate players Stanley Dimgba and goalkeeper Yusuf Mohammed alongside the team’s media officer, Timi Ebikagboro, curator and the team coordinator were sent packing from the games ... Read More »

Ex-FIFA president Joao Havelenge dies

Former FIFA president, Joao Havelange, has died in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the age of 100. Havelange was the first non-European FIFA president and was in office between 1974 and 1998, when he was succeeded by Sepp Blatter, Goal reports. The Brazilian competed at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin and featured in his country water polo team to the ... Read More »