José Mourinho sacked by Manchester United

Manchester United have sacked José Mourinho following Sunday’s defeat at Liverpool, ending a tenure that began in May 2016. A poor start to the Premier League season has seen United slip 19 points behind the leaders, Liverpool, and fall off the pace in the hunt for a top-four place. They have won only once in six league matches, drawing during…

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Chelsea: Fifa allegedly recommends Blues handed two-year transfer ban after signing of minors

Chelsea allegedly face the threat of a two-year transfer ban following a Fifa investigation into their signing of foreign under-18 players, including former striker Bertrand Traore. Based on documents from Football Leaks, French website Mediapart claims 19 Chelsea signings have been looked at in a three year-long investigation. Mediapart alleges that 14 of those signings were under the age of…

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The Open 2018: first round – live!

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Arsene Wenger: Arsenal boss to leave club at end of season after 22 years

Arsene Wenger is to leave Arsenal at the end of the season, ending a near 22-year reign at the club. The Frenchman departs a year before his latest contract was due to expire. The Gunners are sixth in the league and set to miss out on a top-four spot for the second straight season, with their hopes of reaching the Champions…

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Gold Coast: Amusan wins Gold in 100m Hurdles

Oluwatobiloba Amusan won Commonwealth gold in the women’s 100m Hurdles. The 20-year old raced perfectly out of the blocks to cross the line in 12.68 seconds, a Season’s Best. Amusan becomes the first Nigerian to win a hurdles title. Danielle Williams and Yanique Thompson won silver and bronze respectively for Jamaica. With Australian World Champion, Sally Pearson injured, Amusan was…

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Ronaldo’s penalty takes Real Madrid into Champions League semis

Cristiano Ronaldo smashed home a penalty in the seventh minute of stoppage time to take Real Madrid through to the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday, despite a 3-1 defeat on the night to Juventus after a remarkable comeback attempt by the Italians. Juve had produced a stunning performance at the Santiago Bernabeu, Mario Mandzukic’s brace and a Blaise Matuidi goal…

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Federer makes history as tennis oldest Number One

Roger Federer smashed his way into tennis history books on Friday, beating Dutch Robin Haase to reach the semi-finals of the Rotterdam Open. More significant, he earned the needed points to topple Rafael Nadal as the tennis world number one, becoming the oldest man, at 36, to reach tennis zenith. Haase almost stopped Federer from attaining the historic goal, taking…

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Nigerian debut in Winter Olympics; on parade at Pyeongchang

Nigeria’s small contingent was on parade as the 2018 Winter Games kicked off on Friday in the alpine town of PyeongChang, South Korea. As spectators at the opening ceremony fortified themselves against the cold of the mountainous region with thick coats and blankets, the Nigerian team was simply dazzling in the national colours of green and white. It was the…

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Aubameyang joins Arsenal for record fee

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has joined Arsenal for a record fee for the Gunners, a reported £56 million ($79.2 million, 63.7 million euros), from Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund, both clubs confirmed Wednesday. The 28-year-old Gabon striker, who has scored 141 goals for Dortmund since joining in 2013, signed a long-term contract with the storied London club. His transfer fee outstrips the £46.5…

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Roger Federer wins 20th grand slam title with Australian Open victory over Cilic

• Federer beat Cilic 6-2, 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
• Swiss in angry exchange with official after close line call

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