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Olympic movement targets youth-centric sports for Tokyo2020

“The five sports will serve as a driving force to further promote the Olympic movement and its values.”

The 7 sporting events that caught our eyes last week

Lionel Messi is out for two months

Eagles Abroad | Ogbeche with a brace, Ajagun nets winner for Panathinaikos

Abdul Ajagun was on the pitch for 58 minutes and got the only goal for Panathinaikos against Platanias.

Segun Odegbami (Photo:

FIFA Presidency – My credentials (1), By Segun Odegbami

“I have never been afraid to take the long, lonely and more challenging route in all my activities.”

African Games: Para athletes lead the way as Nigeria unearths more stars in Congo

It remains to be seen how the Nigerian government will honour the athletes in the days ahead.

Sepp Blatter

Blatter’s FIFA continues to unravel and the 7 things we saw last week

Daniel Amokachi quits FC Ifeanyi Ubah after just five matches in charge

​All Africa Games: Nigeria power lifters set 3 new world records

Nigeria shone at the power lifting competitions.

ANALYSIS: Why Jordon Ibe may regret the decision to choose England over Nigeria

“Ibe, look and learn. There are many that have gone down this well-worn road and have come to regret it.”

Serena williams

7 top sports events last week: Nasarawa United breaks another record, Mayweather retires

Hingis wins two Grand Slam titles at the US Open.

CAF and soccer development in Africa, by Chidi John

“In Africa, we always cry of poor soccer followership and bad media coverage of our soccer events.”

7 top sports event last week: Konta sets US Open match record, Referee sued by assistant, and more

Holland lose for the first time at home in Euro qualifiers

ANALYSIS: Nigeria sports must move from hope to science, By Jide Alaka

If we continue at the rate we are going, then the years ahead will become known for more painful disappointments

How Super Eagles players fared in Europe last weekend

The Super Eagles will be meeting this week in Abuja.

Weekend’s 7 top sports events | First, Bolt ‘rescues’ athletics with bold win

Golfer Andreas Harto, Denmark, made a tournament called ‘Made In Denmark’ count when he proposed to his girlfriend, Louise, during the tournament in Farso on Friday.

2015 IAAF World Championships: Team Nigeria battling against the odds

This games may not be a good one for the Nigerian team – and that is far from being pessimistic.

FILE: Tiger Woods watches a tee shot during the final round of the 110th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links on June 20, 2010 in Pebble Beach, California. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods needs to take a break and the 7 things we saw last week

Djokovic: ‘Someone is smoking weed, I can smell it, I’m getting dizzy.”

Arsenal get reality ‘Cech’ and the other things we saw from the weekend

A 10-year-old from Bahrain became the youngest swimmer to compete at the FINA World Championships

Sourcing players for the Supers Eagles from the Diaspora

Coach Oliseh is trying to lure foreigners with Nigerian ancestry into the National Team.

Nigerian players to watch this weekend

Find out the Nigerian players that will be in the spotlight this weekend.

Doreen Amata seeks a jump into the history books

The athlete wants to become the first woman to win the All-Africa Games’ high jump gold three times

Rafael Nadal

7 top sports events of the week

The Nigerian Football Premier League continued to reel out good figures.

Five things we learnt from today’s Community Shield match Arsenal won

With the EPL to kick off next weekend, the friendly match afforded the supporters a glimpse into some facts concerning these London sides.

7 top sporting events of the week: Bolt’s blistering return, FIFA World Cup draws and others

FIFA president also made what was a rare public appearance.

FIFA headquarters

Racism, football and the 2018 Russian World Cup

Racism is  a major concern in Russian football, and it’s unclear whether FIFA didn’t consider that in awarding the 2018 world cup to the country.

Rivaldo, son score in same match; plus 6 other eye-catching sporting events last week

NPFL is definitely getting better.