• Victor Moses: Ex-Premier League referee, Poll says Chelsea star is a serial diver and a 'cheat'

    Moses was caught diving and was given a second yellow card in the 68th of Chelsea’s 2-1 loss to Arsenal. Chelsea star Victor Moses has been branded a serial diver and a 'cheat' following his sending off in the FA Cup final on Saturday, May 27 for diving. Moses was caught diving and was given a second yellow card in the 68th of Chelsea’s 2-1 loss to Arsenal.ALSO READ: Arsenal beat Chelsea to win FA CupHe fell down in the Arsenal penalty area without being touched or foul. In his colum
  • Barcelona: La Liga club to make coach appointment on Monday

    The club's president said after Saturday's Copa del Rey final win over Alaves that there would be a board meeting on Monday. Barcelona are expected to confirm Ernesto Valverde as their new coach later on Monday after club president Josep Maria Bartomeu called a press conference for 1900 local time (1700 GMT).Bartomeu said after Saturday's Copa del Rey final win over Alaves that there would be a board meeting on Monday afternoon where he will "examine the options and announce wh
  • Barca to make coach appointment on Monday

    Barcelona are expected to confirm Ernesto Valverde as their new coach later on Monday after club president Josep Maria Bartomeu called a press conference for 1900 local time (1700 GMT).
    Bartomeu said after Saturday’s Copa del Rey final win over Alaves that there would be a board meeting on Monday afternoon where he will “examine the options and announce who will be our next coach”.
    Valverde, who left Athletic Bilbao after four years in charge last week, has been lined up for th
  • FA Cup: Victor Moses and other Nigerian players who have played in final

    These are players who played for Nigeria, not Nigerian-born players who represented other countries. Nigeria international Victor Moses played in the FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea and was on the losing side. Moses’ Chelsea were beaten 2-1 by Arsenal in the FA Cup final played at Wembley on Saturday, May 27. He was sent off following the second yellow card which he received for diving, ending a miserable evening for the Nigeria international. Following his appearance in the FA Cu
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  • NPFL: Abia Warriors maul Rangers 4-0

    Abia Warriors Football Club of Umuahia on Sunday trounced league defending champions Rangers International FC of Enugu 4-0 at the Umuahia Township Stadium.
    The match was a Match Day 21 fixture in the 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
    Sunday Adetunji opened scores in the sixth minute of the encounter, when his strike a few metres from outside Rangers’ penalty kick area caught goalkeeper Saidu Matawakilu off-guard.
    Dimunitive midfielder, Anthony Okemiri, who was unmarked
  • Indianapolis 500: Sato seizes moment for historic win

    Sato became the first Japanese driver to win the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, holding off three-time winner Helio Castroneves. When the moment came, Takuma Sato seized it, and was rewarded with one of auto racing's grandest prizes.Sato became the first Japanese driver to win the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, holding off three-time winner Helio Castroneves of Brazil to do it.Sato had toiled for two weeks at Indianapolis in the shadow of temporary Andretti Autosport teammate Fernando Alonso -- the tw
  • World Cup Qualifiers: USA opens football training camp in Colorado

    Dempsey and Altidore are two of 11 players on the invite list who have played in 10 or more FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Clint Dempsey and Jozy Altidore highlight a group of 27 players invited to USA Soccer's training camp as the national team prepares to play two World Cup qualifiers in June.Dempsey and Altidore are two of 11 players on the invite list who have played in 10 or more FIFA World Cup qualifiers."I think we have a good group," coach Bruce Arena said. "I'm still in the early goings wit
  • Champions League: Juventus the final hurdle to history for Zidane's Madrid

    Zidane is one match away from joining a stellar cast as just the 20th coach to win the competition twice. Even for a man and a club synonymous with European Cup glory, Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid stand on the brink of history in Saturday's Champions League final against Juventus in Cardiff.Since the European Cup was rebranded and expanded into the Champions League in 1992, no team has been capable of defending the trophy.However, just 18 months into his first senior managerial role, Zidane i
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  • Amir Khan, Kell Brook: Former champion wants bout with compatriot

    The 2004 Olympic lightweight silver medalist announced this in the wake of Brook losing his IBF welterweight title. Britain's former light-welterweight world boxing champion Amir Khan wants to end years of failed negotiations and finally take on compatriot Kell Brook he told Sky Sports.The 2004 Olympic lightweight silver medalist announced this in the wake of Brook losing his IBF welterweight title to the impressive unbeaten American Errol Spence Junior at Sheffield United's Bramall Lane ground
  • PGA Colonial: American Kisner closes with 66 to win tournament

    Kisner second career victory contrasted sharply with his first at the 2015 RSM Classic which he won by a whopping six shots. Kevin Kisner finally broke through on Sunday for his first victory since 2015, holding off a strong field at the PGA Tour's Colonial with a closing round of four-under 66.Kisner second career victory contrasted sharply with his first at the 2015 RSM Classic which he won by a whopping six shots.He finished 72 holes at 10-under 270 just one stroke ahead defending champion Jo
  • LPGA Volvik: Feng notches first win of season

    The 27-year-old Feng's victory was her seventh LPGA triumph and her first since last year's Japan Classic. China's Feng Shanshan survived two late bogeys to post her first LPGA victory of the season on Sunday in the Volvik Championship in Ann Arbor, Michigan.Feng, of Guangzhou, had six birdies before bogeys at 16 and 18 en route to a four-under par 68, good enough for a 19-under par total of 269 and a one-stroke lead over Australia's Minjee Lee and South Korean Park Sung-Hyun."
  • BMW PGA Championship: Noren buoyed for major challenge after win

    Noren shot a 10-under-par 62 to claim the title to land the European Tour's flagship event, his fifth win in less than a year. Sweden's Alex Noren believes his win in the European PGA Championship at Wentworth on Sunday puts him in with a chance in the season's three remaining major championships.Noren shot a 10-under-par 62 to claim the title –- coming from seven shots off the pace -– to land the European Tour's flagship event, his fifth win in less than a year.The 34-year-
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  • Ai Miyazato: Japanese golfer blames mental slump for decision to quit

    The Japanese 31-year-old admitted her struggles dated back to 2012, when she claimed her last tournament victory. Former women's world number one Ai Miyazato said Monday that a crisis of confidence triggered her decision to retire from professional golf at the end of the current season.The Japanese 31-year-old, a nine-time winner on the American LPGA circuit, admitted her struggles dated back to 2012, when she claimed her last tournament victory."It was getting harder and harder to stay motivate
  • Conte defends Moses, says he was tired

    Victor Moses has got the backing of Chelsea boss Antonio Conte following his sending off for diving in Saturday’s FA Cup final against Arsenal.The wing-back got his first booking after fouling Danny Welbeck shortly before the hour mark, and soon after received the second yellow card when referee Anthony Taylor adjudged him to have dived inside the area in the 68th minute.
    “Honestly, I did not see the situation. I do not know for sure, but there is a lot of attention on this moment. S
  • French Open: Kerber in historic loss, tearful Kvitova returns

    German world number one Kerber dropped serve six times on her way to a 6-2, 6-2 defeat to Russia's Ekaterina Makarova. Angelique Kerber became the first top seed to lose in the opening round at Roland Garros on Sunday as tearful Petra Kvitova swept to victory in her first match since surviving a knife attack which almost ended her career.German world number one Kerber dropped serve six times on her way to a 6-2, 6-2 defeat to Russia's Ekaterina Makarova.Before this year, the earliest ex
  • French Open: Tearful Kvitova returns, Venus marks 20th anniversary

    The two-time Wimbledon champion downed outclassed Julia Boserup of the United States 6-3, 6-2. Petra Kvitova swept to a tearful French Open victory on Sunday in her first match since surviving a horrifying knife attack which almost ended her career.The two-time Wimbledon champion downed outclassed Julia Boserup of the United States 6-3, 6-2, falling to her knees in celebration before weeping at the net."I'm really glad to have made the decision to play here," said 27-year-old Kvitova, who was se
  • French Open: Nadal, Djokovic launch Roland Garros assaults

    Nadal is bidding to become the first player in the Open era to win 10 titles at any Grand Slam event. Record nine-time winner Rafael Nadal and title-holder Novak Djokovic set off Monday ahead of a French Open collison course, while champions past and present meet in the women's first round.Nadal is bidding to become the first player in the Open era to win 10 titles at any Grand Slam event, with a spectacular return to form in 2017 once more marking the Spaniard out as this year's Roland Garros f
  • Juventus final hurdle to history for Zidane’s Madrid

    Even for a man and a club synonymous with European Cup glory, Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid stand on the brink of history in Saturday’s Champions League final against Juventus in Cardiff.
    Since the European Cup was rebranded and expanded into the Champions League in 1992, no team has been capable of defending the trophy.
    However, just 18 months into his first senior managerial role, Zidane is one match away from joining a stellar cast as just the 20th coach to win the competition twice.
  • FA Cup: Critics made me stronger says Mertesacker

    Arsene Wenger handed Mertesacker his first appearance in the starting line-up for 392 days in Saturday's FA Cup final. Per Mertesacker says his key role in Arsenal's FA Cup final triumph was fuelled by the critics who claimed he was past his best.With Arsenal's defence ravaged by injury and suspension, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger handed Mertesacker his first appearance in the starting line-up for 392 days in Saturday's Wembley showpiece against Chelsea.A serious knee injury suffered last
  • Cesc Fabregas won't rule out Chelsea exit after FA Cup Final snub

    uestioned why he was dropped for Chelsea8217;s FA Cup Final defeat to his old side Arsenal .The 30-year-old midfielder started four of the Blues last six Premier League games as Antonio Conte masterminded another Stamford Bridge title success....
  • MLS: Atlanta United stops New York City FC, Villa remains at 49

    Reigning MLS MVP Villa had two shots on goal but failed to score, leaving him one goal shy of his 50th MLS goal. Miguel Almiron scored two goals as the Atlanta United defeated the David Villa-led New York City FC 3-1 on Sunday at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta.Reigning MLS MVP Villa had two shots on goal but failed to score, leaving him one goal shy of his 50th MLS goal.The former Barcelona striker has been red hot lately, scoring two goals in a 3-0 win over Orlando City last week.Almiron scored
  • Under-20 World Cup: Flying French looking good for Italy football repeat

    Les Bleus are yet to concede after reaching the knock-out stage with three straight wins. France will look to soar into the Under-20 World Cup quarter-finals this week when they take on Italy in a rematch of last year's U19 European final.Just 10 months ago, the French thrashed Italy 4-0 to lift the European trophy and they will have little to fear after a perfect tournament in South Korea so far.Les Bleus are yet to concede after reaching the knock-out stage with three straight wins against Hon
  • Victor Moses marries long time partner

    Nigerian international and Chelsea player, Victor Moses, on Sunday married his long-time partner in London.
    The low-key wedding ceremony comes after Moses won the Premier League alongside his team, Chelsea and a day after being red carded in Chelsea’s FA Cup final 2-1 loss to Arsenal.
    Only a few family members and friends witnessed the ceremony between the couple who already have two children together, a five-year-old son Brentley and a two-year-old daughter Nyah.
    This has been a breakthro
  • Oboabona Optimistic Rizespor Will Avoid Relegation 

     
    By Johnny Edward:
    Godfrey Oboabona believes his club Rizespor has chance of avoiding relegation on the final day of the Turkish Super League first division,  reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
    Rizespor are currently 17th in the Turkish Super Lig first division and they must beat Alanyaspor at home in their final league game of the season and hope Bursaspor, in 16th position with two points ahead, lose in their final game away to Trabzonspor.
    Bursaspor have lost their last five games
  • Paul Pogba: Man Utd star on Mecca pilgrimage sends Ramadan greetings

    The Frenchman posted a photo of himself standing in front of the Kaaba, a black cube towards which Muslims turn for their five daily prayers. The world's most expensive footballer Paul Pogba has posted pictures of himself at the holiest site of Islam, days after helping Manchester United to victory in the Europa League final.He also issued greetings for the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, which began on Saturday.On Instagram, the Frenchman posted a photo of himself standing in front of the
  • Hazard, Kante Bag Chelsea Best Player Awards

    Eden Hazard and N'golo Kante were rewarded on Sunday night for their outstanding performance in the 2016/2017 season with individual awards in the club's end of season awards,  reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
    The club's annual awards was held at Batteries Evolution in London and attended by the players and team officials.
    The Belgian, who was instrumental in the club winning the Premier League crown this season, scoring 16 league goals was voted as the best player by Chelsea supporters t
  • Echiejile/Vwemo’s White Wedding Holds June 3 In France

             By Johnny Edward:
    Super Eagles full-back, Elderson Echiejile, will walk his lovely spouse Oghenevwemo Ziregbe in a white wedding ceremony in France on Saturday 3rd of June 2017, Completesportsnigeria.com has reliably gathered.
    The ceremony will hold at the Le Domaine des Fontenelles 1 Route de Mantes in France.
    Echiejile is currently with the Super Eagles squad in France, in preparation for their forthcoming international friendly against Togo in Paris 
    Ec
  • Paul Pogba goes to Mecca, sends Ramadan greetings

    The world’s most expensive footballer Paul Pogba has posted pictures of himself at the holiest site of Islam, days after helping Manchester United to victory in the Europa League final.
    He also issued greetings for the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, which began on Saturday.
    On Instagram, the Frenchman posted a photo of himself standing in front of the Kaaba, a black cube towards which Muslims turn for their five daily prayers.
    “Most beautiful thing I’ve seen in my life,&
  • Bafana Bafana, Cameroon no threats to Eagles — Nwosu

    By Jacob Ajom
    Former Nigeria international, Henry Nwosu is confident Nigeria’s flag will flutter high in the skies of Moscow and Yaounde  when the 2018 FIFA World Cup and 2019 Africa Cup of Nations hold in Russia and Cameroon respectively.Nwosu says neither the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon nor Bafana Bafana of South Africa can stop the Eagles from achieving the twin-dream of appearing in both tournaments.
    Speaking Wednesday at the Onikan Stadium, Lagos where he went to watch students
  • Joshua could be forced to vacate IBF title

    Anthony Joshua is waiting to hear if he could be forced to give up one of his two world heavyweight titles without losing it in the ring, Express.co.uk reports.
    Wladimir Klitschko appears ready to invoke a rematch clause to face Joshua later this year which would force the Nigerian-born to give up the IBF title he won against Charles Martin if the boxing authorities rule he has to take on his mandatory challenger Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev next.
    But Joshua’s promotor Eddie Hearn is lobbying fo
  • 17 Eagles hit Paris camp

    With the arrival of Wilfred Ndidi and Olarewaju Kayode, there are now a total of 17 players in Super Eagles camp preparing for their next friendly game against Togo.
    But for the absence of Manchester City wonderkid, Kelechi Iheanacho who was permitted to leave camp for London on personal grounds, the arrival of the duo would have swelled the number of players in the Paris camp  to 18.
    Iheanacho played and scored Nigeria’s only goal in their 1-1 draw against Corsica on Friday, but was
  • Iheanacho: West Ham table £20m

    West Ham have made a bid for Manchester City’s £20m-rated striker Kelechi Iheanacho.
    Kelechi IheanachoCity boss Pep Guardiola is likely to allow the 20-year-old to leave this summer with West Ham heading up the queue of clubs keen to sign him.
    West Ham are unlikely to meet City’s sky-high valuation but they are hopeful of getting a deal done after tabling a first formal bid which is designed to get things moving.
    West Ham are keen to strengthen their strike force especially aft
  • N1m up for grabs at first Freestyle football tourney

    Feet ‘n’ Tricks International at the weekend announced a winning prize of N1m, for the winner of the first edition of the Nigeria National Freestyle Championships scheduled for July 22, in Lagos.
    The chairman of the organisation, Valentine Ozigbo, announced this during a press conference where Feet ‘n’ Tricks signed an exclusivity agreement with the World Federation of Freestyle Football to organise freestyle competitions in the country.
    Ozigbo described the motive behind
  • Nigerian Track Stars Amusan, Egbeniyi Qualify For NCAA Championships

    …Okagbare Disappoints In Eugene
    By Dare Esan:University of Texas in El Paso’s Tobiloba Amusan dominated the 100m hurdles at the NCAA West Region Preliminaries, racing home first in her 100m hurdles heat in a wind-aided 12.57 seconds to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships.It would be the petite Nigerian’s second trip to the American collegiate championships after finishing second to Kentucky’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn last year.Also set for Eugene, Oregon for the
  • Victor Moses Gets Married To Mum Of His Kids

    Super Eagles forward Victor Moses on Sunday in London wedded his girlfriend and mother of his two children in a low key wedding attended by few family members and friends,Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
    Th long-time girlfriend, who Moses has kept from the limelight, has given the Chelsea star a five-year old son, Bentley, and a two-year old daughter Nyah.
    Both mother and children were at Stamford Bridge on May 21 to celebrate the Premier League title with Moses after Chelsea’s last game
  • Hammers approach City for Iheanacho

    West Ham have reportedly made a move for Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho, Express.co.uk reports.
    Iheanacho has struggled for game time under Pep Guardiola this season, starting just one game for Manchester City since the turn of the year.
    And according to Sky Sports, West Ham have approached City about signing the young Nigeria international this summer.
    City are said to value Iheanacho at around £20m, with Premier League duo Leicester and Everton also said to have shown firm int
  • Stakeholders fault NBBF N500m fundraiser

    ‘Tana Aiyejina
    Major basketball stakeholders  in the country  have described the May 19  N500m fundraising  by the Nigeria Basketball Federation as “illegal”.
    The basketball financiers and administrators, who spoke to our correspondent, insisted  that  those who conducted the fundraising  had no legal right to do so because  the NBBF had been  dissolved by the sports ministry.
    The sports ministry also dissolved other  National S
  • 2,000 freestylers for Feet ‘n’ Tricks tourney

    Idris AdesinaOver 2, 000 freestyle footballers are expected to participate in the 2017 National Freestyle Championships organised by Feet ‘n’ Tricks International at the Eko Atlantic City in Lagos on July 22.
    Chairman of the company, Valentine Ozigbo, said at a press conference in Lagos on Friday  the competition was organised to promote the entertainment aspect of football.
    He said, “A game of football usually lasts 90 minutes or more and the viewers are always looking ou
  • Sunshine bar reporters

    Peter Dada, Akure
    Sunshine Stars on Sunday  barred reporters  from covering their Premier  League match against Enyimba at the Akure  Stadium. The hosts won the encounter 1-0.
    The League Management Company asked the Akure team to play their remaining home matches behind  closed doors following the unruly behaviour of their  fans  against Lobi Stars last week.
    Many  of the reporters including those who came from other cities  were told at the entrance
  • Uche Hits Brace In Gimmastic Relegation Fight; Oboabona’s Rizespor Get Lifeline

    By James Agberebi:
    Former Super Eagles striker Ikechukwu Uche scored two goals for Gimnastic in their 3-1 home win against Girona in the Spanish second division LaLiga 1/2/3 on Sunday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
    Uche has now scored seven goals in 22 league appearances for Gimnastic this season.
    Pablo Maffeo gave Girona the lead in the first minute but Manu Barreiro equalised for Gimnastic in the 50th minute.
    Uche made it 2-1 in the 60th minute before adding another goal to make it 3-1 ei
  • Tianjin Coach Pacheo: Ideye Must Start Scoring

    By Johnny Edward:
    Tianjin TEDA manager Jamie Pacheo is hoping Super Eagles striker Brown Ideye rediscovers his scoring touch after the Nigerian has managed to score only two goals in his first 10 games for the club in the Chinese Super League.Pacheo told sports.enorth.com.cn: “We are progressing, and he (Ideye) is improving and they are adjusting to my ideas – the little things we are trying to change – so I think I have to be pleased but he needs to score goals.
    “He&rsqu
  • Victor Moses marries mother of his two kids

    Chelsea high flying wingback, Victor Moses has officially tied the nuptial knot with the mother of his children less than 24 hours after he was sent off in Chelsea’s 1-2 loss to Arsenal in the FA Cup final.
    Victor Moses with familyMoses early Sunday, got married to Josephine, the lady who happens to be the mother of his two kids  Bentley and Nyah  in London.
    Video of his wedding was shared by a London based Super Eagles fan, who has close links with the Chelsea star after hooking
  • WBA Champ ‘Floyd Mayweather’ to visit Nigeria, Ghana

    The famous world boxing champion and boss of The Money Team (TMT), Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr. has concluded arrangements for his hospitality tour of two West African countries, Nigeria and Ghana next month, June 2017.
    MayweatherThe undefeated champion in the welterweight category in a statement made available through the official marketing company handling the tour, Zzini Media said that the Africa tour which is stipulated to kick off from June 12 to 14 will include Lagos, Anambra State and Abuja
  • I’m not going to China but…- Costa

    Chelsea striker Diego Costa says he has no interest in a lucrative move to a Chinese club because it would jeopardise his chances of playing in next year’s World Cup.
    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that recent speculation has linked the Spaniard with Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian.
    After losing 1-2 in the English FA Cup final match to Arsenal on Saturday, Costa told Spanish media that former club Atletico Madrid were the only team he would leave for.
    “If the club want
  • IfeanyiUbah Brace Hero Obaje Eyes NPFL Title After Pillars Win

    By Johnny Edward:
    FC IfeanyiUbah striker Godwin Obaje says the Anambra Warriors are strong contenders for the Nigerian Professional Football League title this season following Sunday’s 2-0 win over Kano Pillars, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
    Obaje who finished as the highest scorer in the NPFL last season with 18 goals playing for Wikki Tourists scored a brace for FC IfeanyiUbah on Sunday to avenge his side’s 3-0 defeatin the hands of Pillars in Kano on matchday 1.
    Sunday’
  • Benfica lift Portuguese Cup, secure double

    Benfica won the Portuguese Cup on Sunday, beating Vitoria Guimaraes 2-1 in the final to clinch a domestic double after they had earlier retained the league title.
    BenficaMexican striker Raul Jimenez put the Lisbon giants ahead early in the second half at the national stadium at Jamor, near the Portuguese capital, following in to score after a Jonas shot had been saved.
    Eduardo Salvio then headed in a Nelson Semedo cross to make it 2-0, before the South African Bongani Zungu headed in a late cons

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