Thursday, 29th February 2024
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11 Feb
Marathon world record holder Kelvin Kiptum has died in a traffic accident, local media in Kenya reported on Sunday night. Kiptum's Rwandan coach Gervais Hakizimana was also killed in the accident. The Nation reported that the 24-year-old Kenyan star athlete was driving when the accident occurred, with two passengers, including Hakimimana in the car. The…
11 Feb
Wadata Barau of Bauchi State, yesterday, emerged winner of the male category of the fourth edition of the Senator Douye Diri (SDD) Bayelsa Marathon.
11 Feb
Kenyan athletes once again proved they are the undisputed leaders of long distance races as they dominated the 9th edition of the Access Bank/Lagos City Marathon held yesterday.
10 Feb
Yusuf Alli, the Technical Director of Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, says no fewer than 5,000 runners who failed to pick up their kits on time were disqualified.
10 Feb
Kenya’s Bernard Sang on Saturday won the 2024 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon with the time of 2:16:49.
10 Feb
The 9th edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon will hold today, with a record 88 elite runners. The 42km race, as usual, will start at the National Stadium, Lagos, by 6.30am and finish at the Eko Atlantic City on Victoria Island.
9 Feb
Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya on Friday appealed for funds for her legal battle against regulations requiring female athletes with high testosterone to take medication as she prepares for a May hearing at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
9 Feb
Organisers of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon have confirmed that 81 elite runners from across the world will participate in the ninth edition of the race, which flags off tomorrow at the National Stadium, Surulere.
8 Feb
Governor Siminalayi Fubara has affirmed that the upcoming Rivers State International Marathon would captivate the global spotlight and shine a positive light on the state.
6 Feb
United States-based Nigerian star, Favour Ofili, has set an African women’s indoor record in 300 metres by dipping 35.99 seconds at the NB Indoor Grand Prix in Boston.
5 Feb
Nigeria's Favour Ofili has broken the national and African record in the women's 300m at the 2024 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston on Sunday. Ofili ran a time of 35.99 seconds to set the new record. She becomes the 10th fastest woman ever over the distance. The 21-year-old finished second behind Gabrielle Thomas…
5 Feb
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria’s (AFN) first pre-Africa Games competition ended in Abuja at the weekend with the federation’s Technical Director, Samuel Onikeku, rating the athletes 85 per cent ready for the continental fiesta billed for Accra, Ghana.

Sport

3 hours ago
Marcus Rashford says he can take "any headline" but asked his critics to show a "bit more humanity" before they question his commitment to Manchester United and love of football.
5 hours ago
Netherland-born forward Joshua Zirkzee is considering switching his allegiance to Nigeria. Born to a Dutch father and a Nigerian mother, Zirkzee has only played youth football for the Netherlands. The 22-year-old former Bayern Munich player is eligible to play for either the Netherlands or Nigeria. Switching allegiance to Nigeria, he said, is an option being…
6 hours ago
Everton manager Sean Dyche says the reduction of the club's penalty for breaching Premier League financial rules has brought "clarity" as they battle to stay in the top flight. The Goodison Park club were docked 10 points in November for breaking profit and sustainability rules in the three-year period to 2021/22 -- the biggest punishment…
8 hours ago
Paris Saint-Germain coach Luis Enrique on Thursday promised that the French giants will have a stronger team next season despite the impending departure of Kylian Mbappe when the superstar forward's contract expires.
10 hours ago
France star Paul Pogba has been given a four-year ban from football by Italy's anti-doping tribunal after testing positive for testosterone last August, his club Juventus said on Thursday. A spokesman for the club told AFP it had been notified of the decision against the 30-year-old World Cup winner, who had been provisionally suspended in…
10 hours ago
A fan of Spanish football club Atletico Madrid has been arrested for racially abusing an eight-year-old girl wearing a jersey of Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior, Spanish police said Thursday.
10 hours ago
Liverpool made a pre-tax loss of £9 million ($11.4 million) last season as increased commercial income failed to offset a drop in media and matchday revenues, the club's latest accounts revealed on Thursday.
12 hours ago
Manchester United will host Liverpool in an FA Cup quarter-final blockbuster after the bitter rivals took contrasting routes to their fifth round victories on Wednesday. United eased the pressure on beleaguered boss Erik ten Hag as they scraped through with a 1-0 win at Nottingham Forest thanks to Casemiro's late goal. Fresh from their League…
12 hours ago
Saudi Arabia's football governing body on Thursday suspended Cristiano Ronaldo for one game over a gesture he made on the pitch last weekend that was judged a "provocation".
13 hours ago
Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen matched the late Diego Maradona's scoring achievement at Napoli after scoring a hat-trick in a 6-1 win at Sassuolo on Wednesday. It was Osimhen's second hat-trick in the Serie A. Osimhen's second goal against Sassuolo which put Napoli 3-1 up, took his league goals for the season to 10. According to…