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Oborududu elected into UWW Athletes Commission

Tokyo 2020 Olympics silver medalist, Blessing Oborududu, has been elected into the United World Wrestling (UWW) Athletes Commission as Africa’s sole representative for the next four years (2021 to 2025). The 10-time African champion polled 90 votes from the 397 athletes, who participated in the election during the 2021 World Championships in Oslo, Norway at the weekend. This is a massive win for an African country as it is not easy to get voted in as she is still very young although she has been a 10 time championship holder. The commission in the past has tend to take older...

76ers’ Ben Simmons arrives in Philadelphia amid trade tension

76ers All-Star Ben Simmons has arrived in Philadelphia and taken a COVID-19 test, per the NBA's protocols, these protocols were put in place so that the players and people around them would be safe as it is near impossible to be masked when playing sports. Prior to his arrival, sources confirmed that Simmons and his agent, Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul, were… working around the clock on a resolution to have...

‘Got to learn’ – Reaction as Sheffield United’s Rhian Brewster sees red for England…

The Young Lions were indebted to Arsenal’s Emile Smith Rowe for his winner against stubborn opposition. The 1-0 victory leaves Lee Carsley’s men third in Group G, two points behind the Czech Republic and Albania. Following last week's draw in Slovenia. Brewster, who should have put England ahead before he poked James Garner’s cross wide from around five yards out, saw red after picking up a second yellow card in the 56th...

NBA champ Smith debuts as college golfer

Retired two-time NBA champion JR Smith has played his first college golf tournament for North Carolina A&T - as a 36-year-old freshman. Seemingly although sportsmen say they want to retire it probably just means the sport they are playing at the time. Smith has played in packed arenas at the highest level of a global sport but admitted he was nervous playing at Elon's Phoenix Invitational - with scores of...

Pies recruit reveals why he left the Kennel

Patrick Lipinski was on the outside looking in at the Western Bulldogs and knew he needed a fresh start. So after five seasons and 56 senior games, the 23-year-old on-baller has taken a calculated risk by joining the new-look Collingwood. The Bulldogs boast the League's deepest well of midfield talent and Lipinski only managed 11 senior games this season - and significantly, none after round 20. He also wants to...

‘Rafael Nadal never shows his frustration, only his?

In 2005, 18-year-old Rafael Nadal stormed the field in Acapulco to claim the third ATP title and build momentum for one of the best teen seasons in the Open era. Last year, Nadal competed in Acapulco as one of the best players of all time. Rafa lost just nine points behind the opening shot, annihilating the only break point he faced and dominating the opponent's second serve to take three...

Fijian Drua name five more players in maiden Super Rugby Pacific squad

The Fijian Drua have announced the signings of five more players for their inaugural Super Rugby Pacific squad. A week after the expansion franchise announced its first five players and former All Blacks and Wallabies skills coach Mick Byrne as its head coach for the next two seasons, the Drua have confirmed its second batch of players for next year. Those players are Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Meli Derenalagi, 12-test utility back Serupepeli Vularika, former Fiji U20 loosehead prop...