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Quadri begins quest for honour in India

African champion, Aruna Quadri, with other 47 top players will as from today at the Nehru Stadium in Chennai begin quest for honours in the lucrative CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis League in India. Quadri will be leading OilmaxStag Yoddhas against ...

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Costa undergoes medical at Juventus

Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa is undergoing medical tests at Juventus ahead of his expected move, the Italian champions said on Wednesday. “Douglas Costa is currently undergoing a routine medical ahead of a proposed transfer from Bayern Munich,” Juventus said ...

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Pacquiao vows to fi ght on despite loss

Former welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao says he will “continue to fight” despite his controversial defeat to Australia’s Jeff Horn. Horn, a former schoolteacher, shocked Pacquiao, 38, with a unanimous 12-round decision on 2 July in Brisbane. The World Boxing Organisation ...

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Murray knocked out by Querrey

Defending champion Andy Murray was knocked out of Wimbledon in the quarter-fi nals by American 24th seed Sam Querrey on Centre Court. Querrey, 29, won 3-6 6-4 6-7 (4-7) 6-1 6-1 to become the fi rst American to reach a ...

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Mayweather, McGregor face of

Conor McGregor predicted he will knock Floyd Mayweather out in the fourth round of their mega fi ght next month as the pair squared off for the fi rst time. Th e 28-year-old UFC star danced in front of Mayweather ...

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Pyagbara, Ebiyie dump Akwa for Euro trials

Strikers Christian Pyagbara and Moses Ebiyie have left NPFL title chasers Akwa United for trials in Europe just as more players are also in line to follow suit, SCORENigeria has specially gathered. Former Flying Eagles striker Pyagbara is currently in ...

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Kwara to build golf, T/Tennis academies

By Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin Th e Kwara State Government is to establish Golf and Table Tennis Academies to train youth to become top players and champions in national and international competitions. Th e State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed disclosed this ...

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Emeteole burial holds August 18

Th e family of late former Nigeria international, Kelechi Emeteole, has confi rmed that the remains of the onetime Green Eagles defender will be laid to rest on August 18, 2017, in his home town, Isiukwuator, Abia State. “Th e ...

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Okagbare, Amusan land in Nigeria

Stories by Lekan Olaseinde & Gbenga Jolaosho Abuja Nigeria’s top performers on the track this season Blessing OkagbareIghoteguonor and Tobi Amusan have both arrived in Nigeria ahead of the 2017 Warri Relays & CAA Grand Prix. Th e 2017 Warri ...

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Muguruza powers into s/fi nals

Garbine Muguruza powered into her second Wimbledon semifi nal in three years with an emphatic 6-3, 6-4 win over Russian seventh seed Svetlana Kuznetsova on Tuesday. Muguruza will face Coco Vandeweghe of the United States or Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova on ...

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Solanke signs for Liverpool

Liverpool have completed the signing of Chelsea’s teenage forward Dominic Solanke after his contract with the Premier League champions ended. Th e fee for the 19-year-old will be decided by a tribunal, with Liverpool expected to pay about £3m. Solanke ...

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Djokovic sets up Berdych clash

Novak Djokovic remained on course for his fourth Wimbledon title after dispatching Adrian Mannarino under the Centre Court roof on Tuesday after an overnight delay. Th e fourth-round match wasdue to be played on Court One on Monday, but Gilles ...

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Iheanacho agrees to join Leicester

Iheanacho has been heavily linked with a move away from Manchester after having a tough time getting games under Pep Guardiola last season. Several clubs have been said to be interested in the Nigeria striker, but Sky Sports last night ...

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Yusuf named Ezenwa, Odey, 28 others for CHAN

Stories by Lekan Olaseinde and Gbenga Jolaosho Abuja Super Eagles’ Chief Coach, Salisu Yusuf, has invited goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa and 29 other players to camp for next month’s 2018 African Nations Championship qualifying fi xture against the winner between Togo ...

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Akande eyes CHAN opportunity

Rivers United goalkeeper, Abiodun Akande wants a chance to strut his stuff for Nigeria at senior level and will relish a call-up when the squad for the upcoming African Nations Championships (CHAN) qualifi ers is announced. Akande produced a manof-the-match ...

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Top five (5) world record transfers

£89m – Paul Pogba. Juventus to Manchester United, 2016 £86m – Gareth Bale. Tottenham to Real Madrid, 2013 £80m – Cristiano Ronaldo. Manchester United to Real Madrid, 2009 £75.3m – Gonzalo Higuain. Napoli to Juventus, 2016 £75m – Luis Suarez. ...

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Man Utd agree £75m fee for Lukaku

Manchester United have agreed a fee of around £75m with Everton for striker Romelu Lukaku, senior club sources have told the BBC. The 24-year-old Belgium international scored 25 Premier League goals last season. United, who have been chasing Lukaku for ...

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Eagles drop to 39th in World ranking

By Gbenga Jolaosho Abuja Th e Super Eagles have slipped to 39th position in the world football and as well dropped to fi fth in Africa based on the latest world rankings released by world football governing body FIFA. Super ...

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Wimbledon 2017: Kerber starts safely

Last year’s runner-up Angelique Kerber began her Wimbledon campaign with a straight-sets victory over world No 247 Irina Falconi yesterday. World No 1 Kerber lost to Serena Williams in the 2016 fi nal but, returning to the Grand Slam as ...

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