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Barega wins first Olympic athletics gold with victory in 10,000m

Ethiopia's Selemon Barega held off a sprint finish from world record holder Joshua Cheptegei to win the Olympic 10,000m title - the first athletics gold of Tokyo 2020. The 21-year-old, who won silver in the 5000m at the 2019 World Championships, out-kicked Cheptegei on the final straight to become the first new winner of the

D’Tigers, D’Tigress named for Tokyo Olympics

All is now set for the 2020 Olympic Games as the D'Tigers and D'Tigress coaches have released their final 12-man roster. After about a month camping exercise in Sacramento and Las Vegas, D'Tigers head coach, Mike Brown selected Josh Okogie (Minnesota Timberwolves), Miami Heat’s trio of Gabe Vincent, KZ Okpala and Precious Achiuwa. Jahlil Okafor

Falcons storm Austria to prepare for Aisha Buhari tourney

A contingent of nine-time African champions Nigeria has arrived in the Austrian capital, Vienna for an 8-day training camp as part of intense preparations for some upcoming challenges, most notably the Aisha Buhari Invitational Women’s Football Tournament. The City of Lagos will host the six-nation invitational that will see the Super Falcons, Ghana’s Black Queens,

Fireworks in Lokoja, Aba, Kaduna in Aiteo Cup Round of 16

The round of 16 matches of the men’s section of this year’s Aiteo Cup competition will come alive on Wednesday with potentially explosive encounters at the Confluence Stadium in Lokoja, Enyimba Stadium in Aba and Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna. It will surely be a fight-to-finish in Lokoja when respected Tin City lords, Plateau United

Wins over US, Argentina big boost for Olympics – Okafor

As the 2020 Olympic Games draw nearer, D'Tigers centre, Jahlil Okafor says the big wins against USA and Argentina is a morale booster for what they hope to achieve in Tokyo. The Detroit Pistons big man made his announcement on the international stage with a bang after missing the game against USA. Okafor scored 15points

Eric out of Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Michael Eric will not be representing Nigeria at the 2020 Olympic Games due to Covid-19 complications. In an official announcement made yesterday, Eric who recently won the European Championship with CSKA Moscow said he has tested positive to Covid-19. “I will not be able to represent my country, Nigeria in this year’s Olympics in Japan. During

Eagles land in America for clash with Mexico

The delegation of Nigeria’s Senior Men National Team has arrived in Los Angeles, United States of America for Saturday’s international friendly match taking place at the imposing Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, simply known as LA Coliseum. Organisers expect a full house at the 77,500-capacity LA Coliseum at Saturday’s match, which would make it the most-attended

Thiem pulls out of Wimbledon

US Open champion Dominic Thiem has withdrawn from Wimbledon with a wrist injury. The Austrian had to retire from his match against Adrian Mannarino at the Mallorca Open on Tuesday, and after undergoing further examination and tests, his doctors have confirmed that he has "a detachment of the posterior sheath of the ulnar side of

England team will all go blond if we win Euro, says Foden

Phil Foden has revealed that the England squad have agreed to all dye their hair blond if they win the European Championship. Manchester City's Foden drew comparisons with former England international Paul Gascoigne when he dyed his hair blond ahead of the tournament. But he has revealed the inspiration actually came from Manchester City team-mate Sergio

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