Category: Sports


9
Nov

Not many marathon routes pass under road signs pointing towards Mosul and Baghdad. Not many marathon routes are guarded by the heavily armed Peshmerga — Kurdish ground troops — who have been crucial in the local fight against ISIS. But then not many marathon routes are in Iraq. The Erbil International …

11
Oct

Hat-trick hero Lionel Messi said it would have been “crazy” if Argentina did not qualify for the World Cup but reckons the two-time champions could go on to win next year’s tournament despite the ardous manner of reaching the Mundial. Outside of the CONMEBOL qualification places and on the brink …

11
Sep

Names work on a six-year cycle, but are retired if the hurricanes are “particularly deadly or costly” Hurricane Harvey passed through Houston, causing devastation in its wake. Now Hurricane Irma is headed for Miami. It’s awkward news for people with those names. If you’ve wondered if a hurricane will ever …

7
Sep

A senior member of the South African Football Association (Safa) has said that it “cannot accept” the decision by football’s world governing body, Fifa, to order a re-match of a World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal after officiating referee, Joseph Lamptey, was banned for life, BBC reports. South …

7
Sep

FIFA have announced that the World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal will be replayed after the referee for the match, Ghana’s Joseph Lamptey, was banned for life following the game. Lamptey awarded South Africa, who won 2-1, a penalty in a move FIFA described as “match manipulation,” later …

5
Sep

Britain’s Anthony Joshua will defend his IBF and WBA world heavyweight titles against Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on October 28, the two fighters announced on Tuesday. Joshua, 27, had been pursuing a Las Vegas rematch with Wladimir Klitschko, who he beat at Wembley in April, only for …

4
Sep

FRIDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER GROUP C Czech Republic 1 Germany 2  FT Norway 2 Azerbaijan 0  FT San Marino 0 Northern Ireland 3  FT GROUP E Kazakhstan 0 Montenegro 3  FT Denmark 4 Poland 0  FT Romania 1 Armenia 0  FT GROUP F Lithuania 0 Scotland 3  FT Malta 0 England 4  FT Slovakia 1 Slovenia 0  FT SATURDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER GROUP D Georgia 1 Republic of Ireland 1  FT Serbia 3 Moldova 0  FT Wales 1 Austria 0  FT GROUP G Albania 2 Liechtenstein 0  FT Israel 0 FYR Macedonia 1  FT …

  Nigeria women basketball team have emerged winners of the 2017 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket Championship having defeated Senegal 65-48 points in the final of the tournament concluded on Sunday in Bamako, Mali. The Nigerians, who defeated host nation Mali 48-47 points in the semi-final on Saturday to secure one of …