Category: The Sports Blog

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Chinedu OkaforNovember 26, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: 54 year old Mike Tyson makes his return to boxing, and here’s what to expect

It’s been about 15 years since the world was treated to a boxing bout from one of the history’s most ...

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Chinedu OkaforNovember 25, 2020

Soccer legend, Diego Maradona leaves a legacy of imperfect glory | #YNaijaSportsExtra

Argentine football legend, Diego Maradona has just passed on after suffering a heart failure. The fabled Argentina attacking midfielder suffered ...

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Chinedu OkaforNovember 25, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: At age 33 and 35, Messi and Ronaldo still dominate conversations for World best footballers

It’s been over a decade of dominance for both superstar players, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and even in their ...

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Ado AminuNovember 23, 2020

FIFA is attempting a clean up of the Confederation of African Football, and ‘someone’ is answering for it

The international governing body of association football, Federation International de Football Association (FIFA), is once again forced to ban a ...

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Chinedu OkaforNovember 20, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: Nigeria’s ‘global dominance’ in sports continues, as athletes of Nigerian origin make the NBA draft

It is becoming increasingly glaring that Nigerians are a very dominant people when it comes to the world of sports. ...

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Chinedu OkaforNovember 18, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: The Anthony Joshua vs Fury fight is one step closer to becoming a reality

For the past two years now, the biggest story surrounding the world of heavyweight boxing has centred around three key ...

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Chinedu OkaforNovember 16, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: The Fury/Wilder saga continues, as Wilder accuses Fury of cheating

In February, before the pandemic disrupted sporting events all over the world, we got to bear witness to one of ...

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Chinedu OkaforOctober 29, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: Nigerian-born Efe Ajagba is set to face Tyson Fury for the WBC title

Could all the world heavyweight boxing championship titles be held by a Nigerian? Possibly, following news of Tyson Fury’s potential ...

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Chinedu OkaforOctober 29, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: Here’s why the world is raving over Marcus Rashford

What defines an athlete? Most sports analysts would say said athlete’s level of play. And, in the world of sports, ...

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Chinedu OkaforOctober 28, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: Ronaldo vs Messi showdown not happening, owing to a small misunderstanding

Remember how excited the football world was to discover that both Lionel Messi’s team Barcelona, and Cristiano Ronaldo’s team, Juventus, ...

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Chinedu OkaforOctober 26, 2020

#YNaijaEndSARSupdates: Lewis Hamilton joins the #EndSARS movement, then proceeds to break a world record

The record for most first-place victories in auto racing league Formula 1, now belongs to Lewis Hamilton, with a record ...

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Chinedu OkaforOctober 20, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: UEFA set to kick off tonight with a big bang as Man United takes on PSG

It is said that the first chapter of a book is often the difference between the readers finishing the entire ...

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Chinedu OkaforOctober 16, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: Marcus Rashford’s attempt to end child hunger frustrated by the UK government

Having lived off food vouchers while growing up, Manchester United‘s Marcus Rashford is well aware of the distress of fighting ...

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Chinedu OkaforOctober 14, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: World’s most beloved athlete Cristiano Ronaldo contracts Covid-19

From the moment sporting leagues all over the world gradually and successively began reopening sporting events, the badgering question of ...

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Chinedu OkaforOctober 8, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: Israel Adesanya picks a fight with the world’s most dangerous athlete

As it currently stands, Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya may just be the best pound for pound mixed martial artiste in the ...

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Chinedu OkaforOctober 5, 2020

#YNaijaSportsCoverage: Weird weekend for sports as big name teams face embarrassing losses | other updates

It was a strange weekend for the world of sports as major sport’s franchises across football basketball and even American ...

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Chinedu OkaforOctober 5, 2020

#YNaijaSportsAnalysis: Reasons why Liverpool and Manchester United fell flat on their face this weekend

Talk about a lack of energy, or perhaps over confidence, however you choose to look at it, there really is ...

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Chinedu OkaforOctober 2, 2020

#YNaijaSportsRoundup: Anthony Joshua’s promoter tests positive for Covid-19 | see other updates

Arsenal shuts down Liverpool Arsenal Thursday, via a penalty shoot-out that ended 5-4, took down the most menacing team in ...

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Chinedu OkaforOctober 1, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: UCL draws pit Ronaldo against Messi in the group stages

What teams are your squad up against? Is the dreaded question that follows the conclusions of the annual UEFA Championship ...

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Chinedu OkaforOctober 1, 2020

#YNaijaSportsRoundup: Is English football facing bankruptcy? | See other updates

English football faces a terrible dilemma as they teeter towards the brink of bankruptcy. Owing to the financial strain brought ...

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Chinedu OkaforSeptember 30, 2020

#YNaijaSportsRoundup: Anxiety in Liverpool over Alcantara’s COVID-19 status, Mcgregor challenges Manny Pacquiao

Here’s our daily news roundup for Sports: The world of sports each day presents us with wildly interesting turn of ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiSeptember 28, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: All the upsets this weekend and our prediction for the Liverpool vs Arsenal match

Football surely comes with its surprises. Who would have known that football clubs will, in this century, get three penalties ...

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Chinedu OkaforSeptember 28, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: See the Underdogs vs the Top dogs for the NBA finals

It’s time for the NBA finals and two big-name teams, the Miami Heats and the Los Angeles Lakers are set ...

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Chinedu OkaforSeptember 25, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: The Lakers face a huge threat on their way to the NBA finals

The Los Angeles Lakers, a premier team in the National Basket Ball Association (NBA), and one of the few, if ...

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Chinedu OkaforSeptember 23, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: Irony as presumably racist sports brand; NASCAR gets a black owner

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing; Nascar, an American auto racing company, gets a new outlook as it ...

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Chinedu OkaforSeptember 22, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: Panic in European sports world as coronavirus halts live fan attendance

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus and the necessary lockdown in some parts of the world, the topic of how ...

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Chinedu OkaforSeptember 18, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: Ronaldo just may win his 6th UEFA cup as he teams up with Pirlo

As we look to begin the new season of Italian football league, Serie A, all eyes are on the reigning defending ...

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Chinedu OkaforSeptember 17, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: We are excited about Isreal Adesanya’s scheduled fight and he is unbothered

Mixed martial arts specialist and Ultimate Fighting Champion’s (UFC) middleweight champion, Isreal Adesanya in a recent interview disclosed how he ...

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Chinedu OkaforSeptember 16, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: Iwobi’s stint with Everton may be coming to an end

The world of sports is riddled with sometimes great and other times bad decisions when it comes signings. Sports analysts ...

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Chinedu OkaforSeptember 16, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: Here’s the NBA game the whole world is talking about

Basketball is usually a tough sell for the typical Nigerian sports fan, as we tend to gravitate more towards soccer ...

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