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Sheffield United striker Billy Sharp brutally attacked by a pitch invader

Sheffield United striker,  Billy Sharp was brutally attacked by a pitch-invading Nottingham Forest fan during wild celebrations at the City Ground on Tuesday night, May 17. As fans ran onto the pitch to celebrate their victory on penalties in the Championship play-off semi-final, one ran towards Sharp who was standing […]

Who are the world’s highest-paid athletes according to Forbes?

On Wednesday, May 11, Forbes released their annual list of the highest-paid athletes in the world. Argentina and PSG forward Lionel Messi was the highest-paid sportsperson over the past year with earnings of $130 million, as per Forbes’ list. It is the second time that Messi has topped the list. […]

FIFA orders NFF to pay Gernot Rohr $378,000 compensation for ‘Unfair dismissal’

World football ruling body, FIFA has ordered the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to pay former Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, $380,000 as compensation for ending his contract early. Rohr was sacked last December by the NFF few weeks to the start of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in […]

Chelsea confirm American billionaire Todd Boehly has signed an agreement to buy the club from Roman Abramovich in a £4.25bn deal

Chelsea have confirmed that terms have been agreed for Todd Boehly to complete his £4.25billion takeover of the club. This is coming after Boehly’s consortium was named as the preferred bidder to take over at Stamford Bridge by the Raine Group, the American bank who are overseeing the sale. He […]

Arsenal are the ‘number one’ contenders to sign Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen this summer

Arsenal have emerged as the number one contenders to sign Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen from Napoli this summer, according to reports in Italy. Osimhen has netted 17 goals for the Naples outfit this season and has been attracting several Premier League after his fine displays in the Serie A. […]

Manchester United’s interim manager Ralf Rangnick hired as new Austria manager

Manchester United’s interim manager, Ralf Rangnick has been confirmed as Austria’s new manager on a two-year contract, with the Manchester United interim manager staying on at Old Trafford in a consultancy role. In a press conference by the Austrian FA on Friday, April 29, Rangnick was appointed the new national […]

Mohamed Salah named FWA Footballer of the Year for 2021/22

Liverpool winger, Mohamed Salah has been named the Football Writers’ Association Men’s Footballer of the Year for 2021/22. Salah, 29, has scored an impressive 22 goals and 13 assists in just 31 Premier League games to help propel Jurgen Klopp’s side to second in the table, just a point behind […]

Ben Stokes steps in to fill Joe Root’s shoes

Joe Root recently gave up his position as the England Test captain after successively failing to make the team perform well in past months. After Root, Ben Stokes was an obvious choice for the position. The all-rounder graciously accepted the offer on Thursday. “I am honored to be given the chance […]

WTA not returning to China in 2022, wants a resolution to the Peng Shuai case

The WTA is currently seeking to resolve the deadlock with China over the Peng Shuai case. But Tour chief Steve Simon has stated that the WTA will not return to China this year. The WTA was concerned about the former world no. 1’s well-being after she posted a message on social […]

Ex-Sporting Lisbon coach, Jose Peseiro leads race for Super Eagles job

Former Sporting Lisbon manager, Jose Peseiro is reportedly the leading candidate to become the new head coach of the Super Eagles. An official of the ministry confirmed to PUNCH Sports Extra on Monday that Peseiro, who in February said he never told the NFF that he would take over the […]