Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the French Open. The four-time Grand Slam singles champion was fined $15,000 after she did not conduct a post-match press conference following her first-round win against Romanian Patricia Maria Tig on Sunday. The four Grand Slam organisers reacted strongly to Osaka’s move, releasing a joint statement on
Jose Mourinho has been sacked as Tottenham Hotspur manager. The announcement comes just hours after the Premier League club announced it was part of controversial plans to join a European Super League. The 58-year-old had been in charge of Spurs since November 2019 after taking over from Mauricio Pochettino. The Portuguese manager’s
Hideki Matsuyama quenched the thirst of a golf-crazed nation on Sunday by polishing off a wondrous weekend at Augusta National Golf Club to become the first Masters champion from Japan. Playing in his 10th Masters and shouldering the hopes of a nation yearning for one of their countrymen to finally
President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, has declared that the president will go for his routine medical checkup in 2022 and 2023. Onochie made the remark while rubbishing those wailing over Buhari’s medical trip to London. She said Buhari has seen his personal doctor since 2017,
Nigerian athlete Blessing Okagbare has been recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the only athlete to have attended the Athletics Diamond Meetings 67 times. Okagbare on Wednesday shared the good news via her verified Instagram handle. She said, “A dream made reality through God’s grace and determination.
Anthony Joshua has beaten his mandatory challenger, Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev, by a knockout in the ninth round to retain his three world heavyweight championship belts — after a year away in a title defence. Joshua regained the WBA, WBO and IBF titles in a rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr. last December in
Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has passed away at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack. The Gimnasia coach had been hospitalised at the start of November, days after celebrating the landmark birthday, after complaining of low spirits and fatigue. Tests at the La Plata clinic revealed a
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has resigned, with the entire board also stepping down from their posts. Bartomeu’s decision comes after several months of criticism in the wake of Barcelona’s 8-2 Champions League elimination to Bayern Munich, as well as Lionel Messi’s shock request to leave the club shortly after.