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Toure slams poor officiating, says Thursday’s derby may be better without a referee

Manchester City midfielder, Yaya Toure, has criticized the standard of officiating in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final match. The Ivorian said he will prefer to play without a referee in Thursday’s derby with Manchester United in the English Premier League. “I ...

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N’golo Kante wins PFA Player award; as Dele Alli win young player award

Sensational Chelsea midfielder, N’Golo Kante emerged the winner of the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year award for 2016-17. It was Tottenham’s Dele Alli who won the young player prize for the second successive year, while Manchester City’s Lucy ...

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Messi’s brace and 500th goal help Barcelona sink Madrid in El Clasico clash

Messi scores 500th goal against madrid

Lionel Messi scored twice to help Barcelona defeat Real Madrid in the Spanish League match played on Sunday night. Messi’s last goal of the game was his 500th Barcelona goal and that to blew the La Liga title race wide ...

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Nadal defeats Ramos-Vilonas to win record 10th Monte Carlo Masters title

The King of Clay, Rafael Nadal took 80 minutes to become a record setter in Monte Carlo on Sunday. The World No. 7 beat Albert Ramos-Vilonas 6-1 6-3 to claim a record 10th title in Monte Carlo. His first was ...

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Arsenal edge Manchester City after extra-time to reach FA Cup final

Alexis Sanchez struck an extra-time winner as Arsenal came from behind to beat Manchester City 2-1 in their FA Cup semi-final at Wembley. Sergio Aguero had put City ahead with a fine breakaway goal just after the hour having had ...

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Rooney fills Zlatan void, helps Man United keep top four hope alive

Manchester United cruised to a routine victory at Burnley to move to within a point of fourth-placed Manchester City. United boss Jose Mourinho made eight changes from the Europa League victory over Anderlecht, among them the return of David De ...

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Chelsea defeats Spurs to book a spot in FA Cup final

Chelsea defeated league rivals, Tottenham Hotspur 4-2 to book a place in the finals of the English FA Cup. In the thrilling encounter at Wembley Stadium, Chelsea twice led Spurs but the London neighbours always found a way to keep ...

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Nadal books Monte Carlo Masters final

World number seven, Rafael Nadal, overcame Belgium’s David Goffin in straight sets to reach the final of the Monte Carlo Masters. Nadal fought back from a break down in the first set and went on to win 6-4 in controversial ...

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National Sports Federations presidents to get 12-year tenure

The guidelines for the 2017 elections into National Sports Federations have been amended. The new guidelines were announced in a statement signed by Nneka Ikem-Anibeze, special assistant media to Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung. The amendments were arrived ...

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EUROPA LEAGUE SEMI-FINAL DRAW: Man. Utd to play Celta Vigo, Ajax gets Lyon

Manchester United will play Celta Vigo in the Europa League semi-finals. Marcus Rashford’s extra-time goal saw United past Anderlecht in the last eight on Thursday, and La Liga’s 10th-placed Celta now stand between Jose Mourinho’s side and the Stockholm final ...

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