Djokovic REUTERS-Third seed Stan Wawrinka became the latest high-profile casualty at the Italian Open on Thursday when the Swiss was knocked out in the third round by American John Isner. Isner took his ace count to 72 in three rounds as he powered past Wawrinka 7-6(1) 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals. It was his first
Ngolo KanteChelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has been named Player of the Year by the Football Writers Association(FWA) on Monday, adding to his list of accolades this season, including the PFA Player of the Year award. Kante, who joined leaders Chelsea from champions Leicester City in July, is on course to win consecutive Premier League titles.
AlukoBY SPORTSROLLCALL Fulham forward Sone Aluko says the Championship are ready for return to Premier League. The Whites will be assured of a top-six finish if they beat west London rivals Brentford at Craven Cottage on Saturday, and the Nigeria international believes they are the team to fear in the race for promotion to the
Sharapova intensifying training.REUTERS Maria Sharapova will stage a return to competitive tennis after a drug-induced ban as she has been handed wildcards into the claycourt events in Stuttgart, Madrid and Rome. This decision was made by tournament chiefs and sponsors, who are well aware of her ticket-selling appeal. This arrangement does not appeal to Roberta
Aluko Sone celebrates scoring with Fulham teammates. BY SPORTSROLLCALL Sone Aluko believes the way Fulham are playing compliments the pressure that comes with chasing the play-offs with three games left, something the other sides seem to be struggling with. Fulham have climbed into the play-offs after defeating Aston Villa 3-1 at the Cottage in a
DrogbaDidier Drogba has joined Phoenix Rising both as a player and shareholders, the USL side announced. The 39-year-old Ivorian star striker and Chelsea legend might succeed in rejoining Major League Soccer, after his Montreal Impact experience.
Peter Utaka of FC Tokyo celebrates scoring his side’s second goal during the J.League J1 match between FC Tokyo and Kawasaki Frontale at Ajinomoto Stadium on March 18, 2017 in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan.BY GODWIN AIKIGBE Ageless former Nigeria striker, Peter Utaka came off the bench to score twice for FC Tokyo, who gave up a
Perpetua and her husband.BY GODWIN AIKIGBE Nigeria legend and Super Falcons assistant coach, Perpetua Nkwocha- Nuufoh has taken to social media to celebrate her wedding anniversary. The Nigeria female record scorer tied the nuptial knot with Ernest Ikechukwu Nuufoh at Our Lady Carmel Catholic Church, Emekuku, Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State on
UEFA President, Aleksander CeferinUEFA will consider introducing squad limits and changes to the transfer system to prevent European teams hoarding players and stem the growing gap between rich and poor clubs, its president Aleksander Ceferin said on Wednesday. The Slovenian lawyer, elected as the head of European soccer’s governing body last September, told a conference
A scene from Matchday 14 match between Kano Pillars and Gombe United at the Sanni Abacha Stadium, Kano.BY ABAYOMI JOHNSON Gombe United manager, Manu Garba has promised to fortify the team’s attack during the mid-season transfer window to solve their goal-scoring problems and satisfy the fans. The former Golden Eaglets coach fears the fans will