Bianca Andreescu had to dig deep as the Canadian teenager won her first match since her US Open heroics with victory in the China Open first round Monday. The 19-year-old defeated 60th-ranked Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 in what was at times an unconvincing performance. Andreescu, the new star of women’s tennis, finished […]
The mother of former Nigeria coach and player Samson Siasia has been released after being kidnapped by gunmen ten weeks ago. Ogere Siasia, 76, and two others were seized back in July in Bayelsa, southern Nigeria, where kidnappings for ransom are frequent. Siasia, who had pleaded for help last week, told the BBC he was […]
Two Bahrain athletes of Nigerian descent Abass Abubakar and Musa Isah have given reasons for changing their nationalities. The athletes, who represented Bahrain in the mixed 4x400m at the ongoing World Championships in Doha, Qatar, said they were not recognised in Nigeria. Abubabakr decried inadequate support for Nigerian athletes and urged the Nigerian government to […]
Team Nigeria, made up of 25 athletes, are still searching for their first medal of the tournament as activities at the 2019 World Championships in Doha, Qatar enter Day 3. The team have so far participated in the men’s 100m and 200m, and men’s 400m hurdles and won no medal. One of Nigeria’s brightest prospects, […]
Liverpool on Saturday deafeats Sheffield United 1-0 at Bramall Lane Stadium. The only goal scored by Georginio Wijnaldum at the 70th minutes of the game secured Liverpool’s victory. An attempt by Mo Salah to double the goal was saved by Sheffield’s goalkeeper.