Kwara United Players escape death after auto crash Players and officials of newly promoted Nigeria Professional Football League club Kwara United were involved in a road accident on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Wednesday morning. No life was lost in the incident, which occurred around Ibadan, in which the team bus was badly damaged. The team was on their way...... read more
Home Super Eagles berth in Morocco ahead CHAN tourney The home-based Super Eagles Tuesday arrived in Casablanca, Morocco for the 2018 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN). The team’s arrival was confirmed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on their verified Twitter handle. Players and officials departed for Morocco on Monday for the tournament. “Our CHAN bound Super Eagles have arrived in...... read more
Coutinho now a complete Barcelona Player, targets trophies, tastes action in 21 days Philippe Coutinho said he is targeting titles at Barcelona after finally completing his "dream" 160 million-euro move from Liverpool on Monday. The Brazilian signed a five-year contract in a ceremony sitting alongside Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu, making him the third-most expensive player in history. "It's an honour for me, a...... read more
BREAKING: Coutinho undergoes medical in Barcelona ahead €160m record move from Liverpool Philippe Coutinho is undergoing a medical in Barcelona ahead of the completion of his transfer to the La Liga leaders from Liverpool. The Brazil star arrived in Spain on Saturday after the clubs agreed a reported fee of €160 million – a record purchase for Barca and the most expensive deal in...... read more
More exodus hits Australian Open as Azarenka joins Serena to pull out Victoria Azarenka has become the latest big-name star to pull out of the Australian Open. The two-time champion in Melbourne, currently ranked 210 in the world, had been handed a wild-card entry but is now not competing. The 28-year-old is "unable to travel to Australia this year", according to organisers. Azarenka,...... read more
Championship side, Forest bundle Arsenal out of FA Cup FA Cup holders Arsenal were sensationally dumped out of the competition by Nottingham Forest on Sunday, joining Leeds United as big-name casualties on a day of shocks. Elsewhere, West Ham stayed alive with a goalless draw at Shrewsbury and Tottenham scored three goals in eight second-half minutes to see off the...... read more
FA Cup: Liverpool send Everton out, United get late goals to stay on Virgil van Dijk scored a dramatic late winner on his debut as Liverpool clinched a 2-1 victory over Everton in a heated Merseyside derby FA Cup tie at Anfield. Liverpool had led 1-0 at the break after James Milner converted from the penalty spot but Everton looked to have secured a...... read more
Defending champion, Serena out of Australian Open after Murray, Djokovic exit Former world number one Serena Williams has withdrawn from this month's Australian Open in Melbourne. The 36-year-old American last week played her first match since giving birth in September. Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam winner and the reigning Australian Open champion, said: "Although I am super close, I'm not where I...... read more
Mo Salah, Oshoala, others scoop CAF awards in Accra Prolific Liverpool scorer Mohamed Salah was named African Player of the Year in Ghanaian capital Accra on Thursday, the first Egyptian to win the award since Mahmoud al Khatib in 1983. The 25-year-old has scored 23 goals in 29 matches in all competitions this season for the Premier League outfit after...... read more
New Breeds soar in NTF ranking; AbdulMujeeb, Esuku, Anyanacho, Okon, others top list The Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) has released its inaugural National Ranking for Nigeria taekwondo practitioners who compete in the Olympic event of Kyeorugi [fight], with many young talents who have never represented the country topping the various weight categories. According to NTF Technical department, obtained by Whirlwindnews.com, the ranking is based...... read more
Official: Murray pulls out of Australian Open A former world number one, Andy Murray, has pulled out of the Australian Open after failing to recover from a hip injury, tournament organisers said on Thursday. The three-time Grand Slam winner has not played a competitive match since a Wimbledon quarter-final loss last July. In spite of coming through a...... read more
Returning Serena tests defeat at Abu Dhabi ahead Australian Open Serena Williams was "excited to be back" after completing her first match since giving birth fourth months ago. The exhibition match in Abu Dhabi against Jelena Ostapenko was the American's first match for 11 months. Williams struggled with her movement at first but played some fine shots in a 6-2 3-6...... read more
Free-scoring Chelsea plunder Stoke City 5-0, displace United on EPL table Chelsea demonstrated the yawning chasm in squad depth that exists in the Premier League with a 5-0 canter past Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. While both sides rotated their squads after a hectic series of fixtures, Chelsea maintained their quality on the pitch in a scintillating opening half-hour, racing...... read more
Australian Open: Djokovic ruled out, Murray nears return Former world number one Novak Djokovic’s preparation for next month’s Australian Open suffered a blow after he pulled out of the season-opening exhibition event in Abu Dhabi on Friday. The 12-time Grand Slam winner’s withdrawal was as a result of pain in his right elbow. He was scheduled to kickstart the...... read more
Unhappy Mourinho: £300 not enough to chase Man City *I’m happy with my players Jose Mourinho says he is not happy with the performance of Manchester United, but happy with his players, who are currently struggling to compete with Manchester City, saying the latter’s financial might, made the difference with his side’s nearly £300million transfer spending. He said the amount was not enough to win...... read more
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