Monday, 02 August, 2021

Category: Sports


Ten Nigerian athletes have been disqualified from participating in the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics. This was contained in a statement in a statement from the Athletics Integrity Unit obtained by our correspondent on Wednesday. The Athletics Integrity Unit is an Read more…


There is a saying that ‘all works and no play makes Jack a dull boy’. It is in that spirit that members of the Royal Table Tennis Club of Nnewi, took time off from their active table tennis session to Read more…


Lionel Messi was uncharacteristically quiet in Argentina’s 1-0 win over Brazil on Saturday but his performance was irrelevant compared to what the victory means – a first major title for Messi in the blue and white of the national side. Read more…


Nigeria pulled off one of the greatest upsets in international basketball history Saturday night by stunning Team USA in an Olympic exhibition game in Las Vegas, 90-87. It was Team USA’s first-ever loss to an African nation. Team USA defeated Read more…


The Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt has become a father to twin boys, Thunder Bolt and Saint Leo Bolt. Bolt, 34, and his partner, Kasi Bennett, announced the news in a Father’s Day Instagram post, with a lightning bolt emoji next Read more…


The US has agreed to withdraw its remaining combat forces from Iraq, at a date to be determined in talks with Baghdad, and remain in the country solely in an advisory and support role against terrorists. “US forces are in Read more…


Russia’s top diplomat said Thursday that the country’s relations with the United States and its allies have “hit the bottom” and no date has been set for sending the Russian ambassador back to Washington. Russia recalled its ambassador to the Read more…


Former Super defender Yisa Sofoluwe died on Tuesday evening at the Intensive Care Unit of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital. The PUNCH broke the news of Sofoluwe’s ill-health on Friday, after the Maroc ’88 Africa Cup of Nations star was Read more…


Former Super Eagles Coach, Christian Chukwu has debunked the news of his death, saying that he is hale and hearty. Chukwu disclosed this on Sunday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at his Trans Ekulu residence, Read more…


Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has been taken to hospital, a Swiss newspaper said Thursday, but media insisted the disgraced official’s life was not in danger. “My father is in hospital. He’s getting better every day. But he needs time Read more…


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Nigeria-British boxer, Anthony Joshua, has got a street named after him in Sagamu Local government Area of Ogun State. The Council Chairman, Gbenga Banjo announced that the Cinema Road in the council has now become “Anthony Joshua Way”. Speaking at Read more…