Category: Sports

Serie A: Juventus, Milan battle for Champions League spot

Dethroned Juventus host AC Milan on Sunday in a clash of former Serie A title hopefuls now fighting to qualify for the Champions League. Juventus’ bid for a 10th consecutive title collapsed as Inter Milan sealed their first league crown since 2010 with four games to spare last weekend. Antonio Conte’s Inter host Sampdoria in the San Siro Saturday, their […]

‘It hurts to disappoint people’, says Arteta after Arsenal’s Europa exit

Mikel Arteta admits he feels “deep pain” at missing out on reaching the Europa League final but insists he is the right man to take Arsenal forward after a dismal season. Arsenal were held to a goalless draw by Villarreal at the Emirates on Thursday, with former boss Unai Emery’s current side advancing to a final against Manchester United 2-1 […]

World’s oldest person pulls out of Olympic torch relay

The world’s oldest person, a Japanese woman aged 118, has given up her spot in the Olympic torch relay due to a surge in Covid-19 cases across the country. Kane Tanaka from Fukuoka in southern Japan had been planning to use a wheelchair to carry the torch when it passes through the city on Tuesday. But her family said in […]

Bayern renew bid to win Bundesliga as Dortmund battle Leipzig

Bayern Munich make their second attempt to wrap up the Bundesliga title on Saturday after Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig clash earlier in a rehearsal for next week’s German Cup final. A 2-1 defeat at relegation-threatened Mainz a fortnight ago cost Bayern the chance to be confirmed Bundesliga champions for the ninth straight season. With three games left, they can […]

PSG chase Lille Ligue 1 title after Champions League exit

Paris Saint-Germain are out of the Champions League and there is a danger that for once they will miss out on the French title too as they head into the weekend still trailing leaders Lille. With three games remaining PSG are a point behind Lille, the possibility that Mauricio Pochettino could fail to deliver any major silverware in his first […]

Mixed reactions as FIFA postpones World Cup qualifiers

‘Tosin Oluwalowo and Ebenezer Bajela Published 7 May 2021 Reactions have trailed the decision of the Confederation of African Football to postpone the first round qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. CAF Emergency Committee announced in a statement on Thursday its decision to postpone the opening World Cup qualifiers in the continent due to COVID-19. “The CAF Emergency […]

AWCON qualifiers: Falcons know foes Monday

Record African champions Super Falcons will know their opponents for the 2022 African Women’s Cup of Nations qualifiers when the draws are held on Monday. CAF, in a statement on their website on Thursday, announced that the draws would be held at CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. “The Total Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2022 will pit the continent’s […]

Madrid Open: Nadal reaches last eight, Barty in final

Rafael Nadal swept into the Madrid Open quarter-finals on Thursday with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Alexei Popyrin, while Ashleigh Barty booked her spot in the women’s final by ending the run of wildcard Paula Badosa. Nadal’s path to a possible sixth Madrid title was cleared of second seeded Daniil Medvedev and fourth-seeded Monte Carlo champion Stefanos Tsitsipas who were […]

BREAKING: Arsenal out of Europa League

Arsenal’s season was left in tatters as Villarreal held on for a 0-0 draw at the Emirates Stadium to secure a 2-1 aggregate victory and a place in the Europa League final against Manchester United. Following a 2-1 defeat in Spain in the first leg last week, the Gunners were sluggish as they tried to find the goal they so […]