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Written by Published in Foreign July 28 2015 0

The best of Nigerian athletes will fight to book a place in the country’s team to the IAAF world championships and the All Africa Games when they meet, at the All Nigeria Championships starting in Warri from tomorrow.

For former world and Olympic champion, Maurice Greene says it will be a tough contest, as the top athletes are prepared to display their best performances in a bid to earn a place in the team.


Written by Published in Foreign July 28 2015 0

The city of Boston and the US Olympic Committee (USOC) have agreed to end a bid for the 2024 Olympics because of a lack of public support.

The bid had faced opposition, with many people concerned that local funds would be used to pay for cost overruns.


Written by Published in Foreign July 28 2015 0

Lewis Hamilton admitted he had a "very bad day at the office" after dropping from pole position to finish sixth in the Hungarian GP on Sunday.

Starting from pole position, the world champion fell to fourth place at the first corner after being passed by the Ferraris of Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen as well as Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.


Written by Published in Foreign July 28 2015 0

Sir Dave Brailsford says accusations of doping from pundits and spectators spurred Chris Froome and Team Sky on to victory at the Tour France.

Froome emerged triumphant for the second time in three years on Sunday and it was a third success in four years for Team Sky.


Written by Published in Foreign July 28 2015 0

In the Golf rankings released yesterday, there were  no changes at the top with Jordan Spieth still less than a point away from world No 1 Rory McIlory, although the pair could switch places should Spieth win next week’s WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

Jason Day replaces Dustin Johnson as the world No 4 after bouncing back from his near-miss at the 144th Open by claiming Canadian Open victory, with Jim Furyk rising one place to sixth having finished fourth in Ontario.


Written by Published in Foreign July 28 2015 0

Jerzy Janowicz and Albert Ramos-Vinolas are the highest profile players to win their first-round matches at the Hamburg Open yesterday.

World No 51 Janowicz, the big-serving Pole, defeated Taro Daniel 6-4 6-3 to safely secure his passage into the next round.


Written by Published in Foreign July 28 2015 0

Fifa has said its reform taskforce will be chaired by an independent person from outside of football.

Fifa president Sepp Blatter announced plans last week to form an 11-person panel to review football's scandal-hit world governing body.


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Written by Published in Foreign July 28 2015 0

Spanish authorities yesterday, moved to fine FC Barcelona €66 000 and Athletic Bilbao €18 000 over last season's Cup final where fans of the Catalan and Basque sides whistled Spain's King Felipe VI.

The state Higher Sports Council proposed the sanctions for "behaviour whose aim was to transform the sporting event into a stage for political demands through intolerant acts".


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