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100,000 athletes, 27 countries for Lagos marathon today

At least 100,000 athletes from 27 countries, including Nigeria, will take part in today’s marathon race in Lagos. The sports contest, now in its second edition and sponsored by Access Bank Plc., will take place between 7am and 2pm with participants running through major routes across the city. Scheduled to …

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Hiddink takes over at Chelsea

helsea have appointed Guus Hiddink to replace Jose Mourinho on a short-term basis following the latter’s sacking, issuing a statement confirming the news on Saturday. The Dutchman, who previously took control of the Blues in 2009 on an interim basis, will be in the stands when the club take on Sunderland on Saturday, and his …

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Pacquiao demands Mayweather punishment, rematch over doping row

Philippine boxer Manny Pacquiao called for punishment and a rematch on Friday after his fierce rival Floyd Mayweather was accused of violating anti-doping rules in the build-up to their mega-fight in May. The eight-division world champion, who lost a unanimous decision to Mayweather in Las Vegas, urged Nevada sports officials …

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