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National Sports Festival 2018: Osun, Delta win first gold medals

Ibrahim Olaitan was the heroine for Osun as she won gold after lifting 125 kg in the Powerlifting Event.

Deborah Okpochini

National Sports Festival 2018: Team Delta swimmer breaks 27-year-old record

The gold won by Okpochini opened the floodgates of medals for Team Delta on Saturday.


National Sports Festival (Day One Wrap): Bayelsa, Rivers lead gold rush

Gladys Tombrapa of Rivers got the gold medal in the women’s 200 metres cycling event.

Teams lined up ahead of the conference.

National Sports Festival: Imo, Lagos win gold medals in female para-powerlifting

The athletes speak on their victory at the competition.

National Sports Festival: Buratai, Obaseki attend opening ceremony in Abuja

National Sports Festival opens in Abuja (Live Updates)

The last National Sports Festival was held six years ago.

Queen's College Football Team at a recent tournament by GTBank (Photo Credit: GTBank on Twitter)

Old Girls congratulate Queen’s College students for winning football tourney

The football team had earlier on, in the zonal stage of the competition (8th-18th November), clinched the South-West Zonal ticket, after defeating FGC Ijanikin 2 -1.

Scrabble game in progress

Nigeria’s Moses Peter wins African scrabble championship

Eleven Nigerian players were in the top 40 on the continent.

Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury

BOXING: Wilder, Fury end bout in stalemate

The three judges were divided on the outcome of the fight.

Tottenham Hotspur [Photo: BBC]

EPL Round-Up: Spurs overtake Chelsea after Derby win

Manchester City maintained their grip at the top with another comprehensive 0-4 trouncing of West Ham.

Zverev defeats Federer, Djokovic to win ATP Finals

Zverev has been billed as the player most likely to lead the sport into a new golden era.

Zverev stuns Federer to reach ATP Finals title match

Zverev is the first German to reach the final of the season-ender since Boris Becker lost to Pete Sampras in 1996.

Cleveland Cavaliers talisman and an NBA finalist for eight consecutive years, LeBron James. [Photo credit: Official Facebook page of Lebron James]

Lebron James goes fifth on NBA scoring list

James is largely expected to lead the 16-time champions to at least, the NBA Playoff finals.

Roger Federer (Photo Credit: Tennis World USA)

Roger Federer puts troubled start behind him

The six-time champion outclasses Dominic Thiem on Tuesday to stay on course for the knockout stage.

Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola [Photo: Dream Team]

Blue City v Red United: What colour will Manchester be on Sunday?

The two teams play different kind of football.

Lagos Kids Mini-marathon

Over 2000 students participate in Lagos kids mini marathon

The Marathon, which was founded to encourage all-around wellness for Nigerian kids, featured kids between ages 5-15 years.

Christiano Ronaldo

League: Ronaldo left out again by Portugal

The coach also omitted Ronaldo from the squad in September and October.

Abuja National Stadium

Sports Festival: Abuja National Stadium to be shut down next week

The closure is intended to put the stadium in a proper shape for the December National Sports Festival.

Wheelchair tennis players

Wheelchair Tennis: Nigeria wins gold in doubles finals

Alex Adewale and Wasiu Yusuf won the doubles final with a comprehensive 6-1, 6-0 scoreline over Peter Naveh and Collins Omonde of Kenya.

Novak Djokovic

Tennis: Djokovic marks return to world number one with Paris win

Djokovic extended his winning streak to 20 straight matches.

Family lay wreath after Leicester owner dies in helicopter crash

Family lay wreath after Leicester owner dies in helicopter crash

The Thai tycoon and four others were killed when his helicopter crashed, Saturday.

Leicester City owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. [PHOTO CREDIT: Sky Sports]

Ahmed Musa, Iheanacho & Ndidi mourn death of Leicester City owner

Srivaddhanaprabha bought Leicester in August 2010 for £39million and was named chairman in February 2011.

Table Tennis: Hungary, Nigeria set for cooperation

The competition had in attendance 78 players from 23 states of the federation, comprising 40 professionals and 38 veterans.

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Students grumble as OAU reduces participation in West African University Games

WAUG is a two-week event scheduled to commence 0ctober 31. The 2018 edition will hold in University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT).

World number one, Halep, withdraws from WTA Finals

Despite withdrawing from Singapore, Halep is guaranteed to end 2018 as world number one for the second year in a row.

Unified middleweight world champion, Canelo Alvarez

Boxer Alvarez signs N131bn deal, richest contract in sports history

Alvarez’s first fight under the contract will coincide with his move to super middleweight.