Tag: sports

Japan’s Naomi Osaka sets to win the Australian Open

Japan’s Naomi Osaka dismissed Jennifer Brady in straight sets to win the Australian Open and underline her growing hold on women’s tennis on Saturday. Osaka edged a tight first set but controlled the second to win 6-4, 6-3 in 77 minutes in front of 7,381 fans at Rod Laver Arena.[Read More…]

Patrick Vieira has been sacked as coach of Nice

Patrick Vieira has been sacked as coach of Nice and replaced by his assistant following a run of five consecutive defeats, the French Ligue 1 club announced on Friday. The final straw for the former Arsenal player and France 1998 World Cup winner was Thursday’s 3-2 defeat at home to[Read More…]

Breaking: Diego Maradona is dead

Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60 after suffering a cardiac arrest, according to reports in his native Argentina. The football legend had a heart attack at his home just two weeks after leaving hospital where he underwent surgery on a blot clot in his brain.  Maradona, regarded[Read More…]

FIFA Ranking: Nigeria moves up by two spots, now world 29th

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved up by two spots in FIFA’s ranking for September to place 29th after more than six months of disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the ranking placed on the world football governing body’s website on Thursday, Nigeria garnered 1493 points during the period under[Read More…]

Tennis world number one, Novak Djokovic test positive for Covid-19

Tennis world number one Novak Djokovic said Tuesday he has tested positive for coronavirus, joining a slew of other infected players who took part in an exhibition tennis tournament in the Balkans. “Novak Djokovic tested positive for a virus COVID-19,” read a statement from his staff. “He is not showing[Read More…]

Odion Ighalo’s dream of making his stay with Manchester United may not materialize – here’s why

Shanghai Shenhua want £400,000 per week star back ahead of new seasonOdion Ighalo’s dream of making his stay with Manchester United may not materialize after all, according to reports from England. Ighalo went on a short loan stint in January transfer window with Manchester United from the Chinese Super League[Read More…]

French midfielder, Rabiot set for Juventus return

Juventus’s French midfielder Adrien Rabiot reacted with irony on Wednesday to reports his delay in returning to Turin was because he was on “strike” in protest at the club cutting wages amid the coronavirus pandemic. “When you realise it’s your last day on … STRIKE!” Rabiot wrote on Instagram, alongside[Read More…]

Just In: German Football Association confirms return of Bundesliga

German Football Association has confirmed the Bundesliga will return on May 16. The league was suspended in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic on March 13. DFL CEO Christian Seifert confirms in a press conference that the plan for the Bundesliga is to resume playing on May 16th. With players[Read More…]

English Premier League season suspended

Elite football in Britain has been suspended until at least 3 April as a result of the spread of coronavirus. All games in England’s Premier League, EFL, FA Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship are postponed. The Premier League said play will start on 4 April subject to “conditions at[Read More…]

Coronavirus: Arsenal Vs Manchester City Game Postponed – Here’s why

Arsenal’s game at Manchester City set for Wednesday has been postponed after players from the London club were quarantined, making it the first Premier League football fixture to be called off because of coronavirus. Arsenal said players and four staff had been isolated at their homes after coming into contact[Read More…]