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Walsh woe as Falcons squeeze home over Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks kicker Blair Walsh missed a last-gasp field goal as the Atlanta Falcons held on for a crucial 34-31 victory on Monday. Walsh could have taken the game to overtime with seven seconds left on the clock but his potentially game-tying field goal from 52 yards dropped just short Read More…

Irving seals sweet 16 for Celtics, Cavs rout Pistons

 Subscribe Kyrie Irving laid on a 47-point masterclass to give the Boston Celtics a 16th straight victory on Monday as the Cleveland Cavaliers thrashed the Detroit Pistons to continue their revival. Irving was in dazzling form for Boston as they rallied from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to Read More…

Deadline extended as ‘Japan’s Babe Ruth’ eyes majors

Japanese star Shohei Ohtani’s hopes of playing in Major League Baseball were given a boost Monday after the US players union agreed to extend a key deadline that could pave the way for a move. The Major League Baseball Players Association said it had approved a 24-hour extension to a Read More…

South African court doubles paralympic champion’s to more than 13 years

A South African appeals court increased paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius’ sentence for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp to 13 years and five months on Friday. The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein more than doubled his original sentence of six years after the state argued that it was unduly lenient. Read More…

Indonesia Country’s basketball players fixed games ‘to pay their salaries’

Eight Indonesian pro-basketball players and a team official have been banned for life over match fixing, the league said Thursday, reportedly to help their cash-strapped squad pay salaries. The members of Siliwangi Bandung, one of a dozen teams in the Indonesian Basketball league, were given the boot this week for Read More…

Players receive N1M each from Buhari for AfroBasket win

President Muhammadu Buhari has fulfilled his cash pledge to the members of Nigeria’s women’s basketball team, D’Tigress. Buhari pledged the sum of N1 million each for the D’Tigress as a reward for their victorious outing at the 2017 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket in Bamako, Mali.The 12 players in the team have received N1m each while the Read More…

The ‘broke and broken’ Olympian

At the 2012 London Olympics, before 80,000 roaring fans and a constellation of camera flashes, it took Oscar Pistorius 45.44 seconds to become a global icon. The South African’s sprint around the 400m track was the first time in history that a double-amputee had raced at the Olympic Games. The Read More…

Gov’s national wrestling championships filled with debutantes

New wrestling sensations are currently pulling their strings at the ongoing maiden edition of Wike National Wrestling Championships in Port Harcourt. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that many new debutants are participating especially in the cadet and junior categories. The Mountain of Fire Ministries (MFM) club team, which comprises of eight females, Read More…

Kids the bait in football shark pool

The money men began sniffing around Hannibal Mejbri when he was just nine — it was “way too soon” complains his father, who was fielding dozens of phone calls and pitchside advances as word of his son’s potential spread. The boy from the French capital rapidly attracted interest as scouts Read More…

World Cup stadium rises from ashes of Battle of Stalingrad

First they dug up the bones and defused the bombs. Then Russia erected a light-as-air stadium for the 2018 World Cup that rises from the ground around which two million people died over 200 days in the Battle of Stalingrad — the tragic turning point of World War II. “Every Read More…

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