Benzema agent dismisses Arsenal link

 Karim Benzema has no desire to leave Real Madrid despite reports of an offer from Arsenal, according to the striker’s

Sharapova crashes out of Kremlin Cup

Maria Sharapova has been knocked out of the Kremlin Cup in the first round, two days after winning her first

I’m in no rush to fight in US – Joshua

British world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua says he is “in no rush” to fight in the United States. The 28-year-old

Sterling plans long-term future at Etihad

England international Raheem Sterling says his long-term future lies at Manchester City. Arsenal were keen to sign the forward in

Breaking: Leicester City sack Shakespeare four months after

Leicester City have sacked manager Craig Shakespeare just four months after he signed a three-year deal to take the job

Weah’s son scores hat-trick for US U-17 team

When you are the son of a former Ballon d’Or winner, it is likely you would be pretty handy in

AFLW block transgender athlete from 2018 draft

Transgender athlete, Hannah Mouncey, has been blocked from taking part in next year’s Australian rules football professional women’s league. In

Amapakabo unveils as El Kanemi coach

El Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri have officially confirmed the signing of Coach Imama Amapakabo as its new manager in an

Kane is a complete player – Zidane

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has described Tottenham’s Harry Kane as a “complete player” before the sides meet in the

Joshua in ‘difficult position’ afer late change of opponent

Anthony Joshua will defend his IBF and WBA heavyweight world titles against Carlos Takam after Kubrat Pulev withdrew through injury.

Icardi hat-trick sinks Milan

Captain Mauro Icardi scored a 90th-minute winner from a controversially awarded penalty to complete his hat-trick and give Inter victory

Nigeria moves in FIFA ranking

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have made an upward movement on the latest FIFA rankings released by the world football

Sharapova wins first title since 2015

Former world number one Maria Sharapova won her first title since May 2015, beating Aryna Sabalenka 7-5 7-6 (10-8) in

Married squash couple make history

US Open squash champions Ali Farag and Nour El Tayeb are the first husband and wife in sporting history to

Federer beats Nadal in Shanghai Masters final

Wimbledon champion Roger Federer beat world number one Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-3 in the Shanghai Masters final to capture his

Indonesian goalkeeper dies after collision with team mate

A goalkeeper in Indonesia’s top division has died after colliding with a team-mate during a league match. Choirul Huda, 38,

I will not end my career at Man Utd – Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he does not believe he will finish his career at the Premier League club.

Sharapova reaches Tianjin final

Former world number one Maria Sharapova reached her first WTA final since returning from a drugs ban as she beat

Not many managers could do better than me – Klopp

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says there are few managers who could have done a better job at the club than

Arena leaves after World Cup failure

United States coach Bruce Arena has left his role after the side failed to reach the World Cup finals for

Messi considering Man City move

Lionel Messi is seriously considering a ‘fresh start’ at Manchester City next summer. The Barca’s ace confided in Argentina team-mates

Vialli tips Man City for EPL title

 Gianluca Vialli believes that Antonio Conte’s Chelsea will find it difficult to compete with Manchester City this season, but has

Uefa appoints Figo as football advisor

Former Barcelona and Portugal striker Luis Figo has joined Uefa as a football advisor. The 44-year-old’s role at European football’s

Left back problem: Solutions for Gernot Rohr

Stick with Elderson Echiejile: One of the few veterans of the 2013 Nations Cup still standing, some Nigeria fans aren’t

Top 11 players who will miss the World Cup in Russia

 Jan Oblak, Slovenia and Atletico Madrid The Atletico Madrid stopper is one of the finest in the game and has been Diego

Robben retires from international duty

Netherlands captain Arjen Robben has retired from international football after his side missed out on a place at next summer’s

Real set to offload top players for Kane

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is willing to offer top notch players to Tottenham Hotspur in a bid to sign

Messi hat-trick takes Argentina to World Cup

“I told the group: Messi did not owe the World Cup to Argentina, but football owed the World Cup to

Barcelona sporting director, Soler, resigns

Barcelona’s sporting director Albert Soler has also handed in his resignation at Camp Nou following Raul Sanllehi’s resignation as Barcelona

Australia ends Syria’s World Cup dream

Syria’s unlikely 2018 World Cup dream is over after Australia progressed to the final qualifying round courtesy of Tim Cahill’s

2018 World cup Qualification: Table officials to undergo FIBA certification

In anticipation of Nigeria’s hosting of one of the qualifiers of the FIBA 2019 World Cup qualifiers for men in

Breaking: Iceland qualify for 2018 World Cup

Less than 18 months after sensationally knocking England out of Euro 2016, Iceland qualified for the World Cup for the

Lewandowski breaks qualifying record as Poland flies to Russia

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, has helped his national side qualify for Russia, setting a new high mark for goalscoring

El-Kanemi to unveil Amapakabo as coach on Tuesday

Nigeria Professional Football League club  El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri will unveil newly appointed former Enugu Rangers coach Imama Amapakabo on Tuesday. Amakapabo was appointed

NFF: Nobody died in Uyo on Saturday

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has stoutly denied a report making the rounds that five football fans died during stampede

Club Championship elimination: Indoor Sports Hall to wear new look

The Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos is expected to wear a new look ahead of the

El Kanemi release 15 players

El-Kanemi Warriors FC have dropped 15 players and retained 25 ahead of the new season and are also on the

Ambode unveils 22ft ‘Football Forever’ statue in Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Saturday unveiled the ‘Football Forever’ statue at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, acknowledging that

Nadal wins China Open

Rafael Nadal won his sixth title of another remarkable year by beating an agitated Nick Kyrgios at the China Open

Crolla beats Burns in Manchester

Anthony Crolla edged a fantastic non-title lightweight contest against Ricky Burns at the Manchester Arena. The referees scored it 116-113,

Iwobi strike takes Nigeria to Russia

By Yemi Esho   A 73rd minute goal from Arsenal of England player,  Alex Iwobi, has landed Nigeria in Russia

Pique booed as Spain seals World Cup ticket

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique was jeered by fans as Spain qualified for next summer’s World Cup with a comfortable 3-0

Iceland one win away to Russia

Iceland are on the brink of qualifying for their first World Cup following victory in Turkey on Friday. Burnley’s Johann

Heynckes takes charge at Bayern

Bayern Munich have appointed former coach Jupp Heynckes as their manager until the end of the season following Carlo Ancelotti’s

I’m the best in the world – Eubank jnr

Britain’s Chris Eubank Jr says he is the “best super-middleweight in the world” and will prove it by winning the

Adepoju gives tips on how to beat Zambia

Tunisia ’94 Africa  Cup of Nations winner, Mutiu Adepoju, has said  Zambia could shock  Nigeria  in their  Russia 2018 World

Cornish eyes boxing history

Gary Cornish aims to become Scotland’s first British heavyweight boxing champion when he faces Sam Sexton for the vacant belt

Iniesta signs ‘lifetime contract’ with Barcelona

Barcelona midfielder and captain Andres Iniesta has signed a “lifetime contract” with the La Liga giants. The Spain international, 33,

England ‘won’t become Spain in eight months’

Gareth Southgate says his England side remain “a work in progress” and warned they “won’t become Spain in eight months”

Argentina World Cup qualification shaky

Argentina are in danger of missing a first World Cup since 1970 after being held to a goalless draw by