Category: Sports

Former UFC star Rodrigo de Lima, 28, killed in alleged hit-and-run incident after altercation with Uber driver

Former UFC fighter, Rodrigo de Lima has died after an alleged hit-and-run incident in Brazil. News of his death was reported by MMA Fighting, who claimed UFC welterweight Michel Prazeres told them that de Lima, his long-term friend, was hit from behind by an Uber driver on Sunday. It is said that de Lima, a Jungle Fight welterweight champion […]

Nigerian stars, Ndidi and Iheanacho nominated for Leicester City best player award

Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and his Nigerian teammate Kelechi Iheanacho have been nominated for Leicester City’s Player of the Season and Young Player of the Season awards respectively.   Ndidi and Iheanacho’s names were among the list of nominees for both categories of the awards released on Leicester City’s official website on Friday. Ndidi has won the Young […]

Manchester United legend Nicky Butt arrested after ‘assaulting a woman’

Manchester United legend and head of the club’s academy, Nicky Butt, was on Tuesday arrested on suspicion of assault. Sportsmail reported that the 44–year-old was held by police at 2pm on Tuesday following reports that a woman had been assaulted, hours before United took on Barcelona in their crunch Champions League quarter-final second leg. Butt remained in custody into […]

Anthony Joshua’s US debut is in doubt as opponent Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller ‘fails drugs test’

British-Nigerian heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua‘s American debut is now a doubt after his supposed opponent Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller was reported to have failed a drugs test. The 29-year-old was scheduled to fight Miller at New York’s Madison Square Garden on June 1. ESPN, citing three people with knowledge of the situation, said 30-year-old Miller tested positive for […]

Champions League: Lionel Messi progresses with Barcelona while Ronaldo crashes out with Juventus

The anticipated face-off between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the final of this year’s UEFA Champions League will not happen.   While Messi with two goals on Tuesday night helped Barcelona beat Manchester United 3-0, the solitary goal scored by Ronaldo was inadequate as Ajax stunned Juventus 3-1 in Turin. Barca entered Tuesday’s second leg […]

Man.U legend Paul Scholes charged with misconduct by FA after placing 140 bets on football matches

Manchester United football legend, Paul Scholes, has been charged by the Football Association after placing 140 bets on football over a four-year period.   Scholes, who recently stepped down as manager of Oldham Athletic is alleged to have broken gambling rules when he was part-owner and director at Salford City with the Class of ’92.   He is said to have […]

FIFA bans convicted Brazilian soccer chief, Jose Marin for life

Brazilian soccer official Jose Maria Marin has been banned for life by FIFA 16 months after he was convicted of corruption charges in the United States.   86-year-old Marin, who led Brazil’s organizing committee for the 2014 World Cup, was sentenced in August to four years in prison for racketeering, money laundering and wire fraud. FIFA said Marin was […]

Christian Australian rugby star, Israel Folau ruled out of Rugby World Cup for saying ‘hell awaits’ gay people

Christian Australian rugby star, Israel Folauhas been ruled out of Rugby World Cup over his disturbing homophobic social media posts.   The 30-year-old said on his Instagram and Twitter accounts last week that ‘hell awaits’ for ‘drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists, idolaters.’ Because of the controversial comments, Folau won’t be part of the Wallabies’ […]