Sports Tennis Top Story

From ‘Boom Boom’ to bust, Becker must now serve time

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/John Sibley, REUTERS/Kieran Doherty. Boris Becker’s thunderous delivery earned him the nickname ‘Boom Boom’ as a 17-year-old Wimbledon winner in 1985 but on Friday, aged 54 and bust, the German great was told he must serve time in prison. Three times a champion on the grass courts of south-west London, the man who Read More…

Golf Sports Top Story

For Woods, pleasure and pain after Masters first round

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Brian Snyder. In picture above: Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 7, 2022 Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts after his tee shot on the 4th during the first round REUTERS/Brian Snyder Tiger Woods described his first competitive round of golf in 508 days Read More…

Football Sports Top Story

Man City stay ahead of Liverpool, Brentford stun Chelsea

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Chris Radburn, Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith. In picture above: Soccer Football – Premier League – Chelsea v Brentford – Stamford Bridge, London, Britain – April 2, 2022 Brentford’s David Raya in action REUTERS/Chris Radburn Manchester City maintained their slim advantage at the top of the Premier League with a routine 2-0 win Read More…

Sports Tennis Top Story

Osaka falls short in Miami but finds comfort in loss

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo. Naomi Osaka was certainly disappointed on Saturday after falling in straight sets to Iga Swiatek in the Miami Open final, but the four-time Grand Slam champion said she may leave Florida with something more valuable than the winner’s trophy. Osaka only dropped one set en route to the final, where Read More…

Sports Top Story

Marcell Jacobs Olympic sprint champion wins 60m title at world indoor championships 

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Olympic 100 metres champion Marcell Jacobs of Italy is now also the 60m world indoor champion. Jacobs won in 6.41 seconds on Saturday in Belgrade ahead of defending champion and 100m world champion Christian Coleman of the US. The American finished at the same time with compatriot Marvin Bracy third in 6.44. Coleman was banned Read More…

Football Sports Top Story

Dominant Chelsea ease into FA Cup last four

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Chelsea secured their place in the English FA Cup semi-finals with a comfortable 2-0 victory at Middlesbrough on Saturday. Boro overcame Manchester United and Tottenham to reach the last eight, but Thomas Tuchel’s Premier League side did not have such difficulties at the Riverside Stadium. This was in spite of the chaos around the Russian-owned Read More…

Football Sports

Inter Milan slip to draw against Serie A title contenders Fiorentina

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Football Italia. If Inter Milan FC had thought their fixture against Serie A title rivals, Fiorentina, would be a stroll in the park, they had another thing coming. Their hopes of a second straight Scudetto took yet another hit as they were held 1-1 by Fiorentina in Milan. The reigning Serie A champions Read More…

Boxing Sports Ukraine World

Klitschko brothers don Ukrainian army gear against Russia

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Gleb Garanich/File Photo. In picture above: Ukrainian heavyweight boxing world champion Wladimir Klitschko who joined the Ukrainian Territorial Defence Forces and his brother, Mayor of Kyiv and former heavyweight boxing champion Vitaly Klitschko, speak with journalists during the opening of the first Ukrainian Territorial Defence Forces recruitment centre in central Kyiv, Ukraine, February Read More…

Judo Sports

124 athletes converge in Lagos for Judo trials

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: THISDAYLIVE. No fewer than 124 athletes are taking part at the ongoing National Open Judo Commonwealth trials which opened on Wednesday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium Surulere, Lagos. The 124 athletes at the two-day trials are from 19 organisations including universities, states and clubs nationwide. Oshodi Musa, President, Nigeria Judo Federation, said at Read More…

Athletics Metro Sports

Sales Run road race draws 40 participants in Lagos

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Shutterstock. A 5.2-km Road Race to sensitise professional sales personnel on the importance of exercise to their health and physical well being flagged off in Saturday in Lagos. No fewer than 40 young sales personnel participated in the race, tagged ‘Sales Run 2022’. The race, which began by 7am at the main gate Read More…