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Kano Pillars Sack Technical Adviser, Kadiri Ikhana

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Kano Pillars Technical Adviser, Kadiri Ikhana, has been sacked ahead of the second stanza of the league. The former Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions suffered a 1-3 defeat to defending champions, Enugu Rangers, in a rescheduled game on Sunday. The 65-year-old paid for the club’s lack of results, seeing them lie...

Barcelona's Lionel Messi 'best player in the history of the game' - Luis Enrique

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Lionel Messi produced another outrageous performance as Barcelona beat Real Madrid to move top of La Liga, scoring his 500th goal for the club in stoppage time to seal a 3-2 win.   Casemiro had opened the scoring for Madrid, but Messi equalised soon after, starting and finishing a move which left...

Manchester United vs. Celta Vigo, Ajax vs. Lyon In Europa League Semis

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Manchester United will play Celta Vigo in the Europa League semifinals, with Ajax playing Lyon in the other tie. United boss Jose Mourinho has indicated that the Europa League is his side's priority this season as victory would ensure qualification for next season's Champions League and face a first ever competitive...

Real Madrid vs. Atletico, Juventus vs. Monaco In Champions League Semis

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Reigning European champions Real Madrid will play neighbours Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semifinals. Eleven-time European champions Real, who eliminated Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals, could become the first club in the Champions League era to win the competition in successive seasons. The Madrid clubs have met in the Champions League...

Ugo Ehiogu: Former England defender dies after suffering cardiac arrest

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Former England and Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu has died at the age of 44 after suffering a cardiac arrest at Tottenham's training centre on Thursday.

Chelsea and Tottenham Players Dominate PFA Team Of The Year

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The Professional Football Association (PFA) has announced its Team of the Year with Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur players occupying eight of the 11 spots. The team, voted for by players from all 92 clubs in the English Football League and eight from the Women's Super League, has a familiar feel to...

Serena Williams Reveals She Is Pregnant

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Serena Williams just shut down anyone who considers women "the weaker sex." A spokesperson for the tennis player has confirmed that she and fiancé Alexis Ohanian are expecting their first child. "I'm happy to confirm Serena is expecting a baby this fall," The news broke Wednesday after Williams offered up a side...

Former NFL Footballer, Aaron Hernandez, Kills Himself In Prison

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Former NFL footballer Aaron Hernandez has been found dead in his cell in Massachusetts, officials say. Hernandez hanged himself at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center and was pronounced dead later at hospital. The former New England Patriots tight end, 27, was serving a life sentence for killing a man who was dating...

Chelsea captain John Terry is Premier League's best-ever defender - Lampard

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Frank Lampard has said his former Chelsea teammate John Terry is "the greatest defender in Premier League history."   On Monday, Chelsea announced that captain Terry, 36, will leave Stamford Bridge after 22 years at the end of the season.   The central defender is out of contract in the summer and has signalled...

Cristiano Ronaldo Makes History As Real Madrid Beat Bayern Munich 2-1 In UCL

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Cristiano Ronaldo's double inspired Real Madrid to a 2-1 victory over 10-man Bayern Munich in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday as the Spaniards hit back from a goal down to steal an away win.   Arturo Vidal's thumping header steered manager Carlo Ancelotti's side into the...

Argentina Federation Confirms Sacking Of Coach Edgardo Bauza

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The president of the Argentine Football Association officially announced the dismissal of Edgardo Bauza as national team coach on Monday night.   "Bauza is no longer the coach of the national team," Claudio Tapia told reporters.   The move had widely been expected following Argentina's defeat to Bolivia last month, and ESPN reported on...

Super Eagles Move Up To 40th Spot In FIFA Rankings

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Nigeria moved up one place from 41st to 40th position in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday. In Africa, Nigeria moved two spots up from 7th to 5th. Cameroon slipped a spot down from 32nd to 33rd and third behind Egypt and Senegal on the continent. Algeria slipped 14th places down from...

Police Arrest Ahmed Musa For Allegedly Beating Wife

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British Police have arrested Leicester City and Super Eagles winger, Ahmed Musa, for allegedly beating his wife. According to The Sun Football, the 24-year-old was picked up at his home at 1am on Tuesday. According to neighbours, the police officers spent two hours at Musa’s five-bedroom detached property in the city’s Countesthorpe...

Federer Tops Nadal For 4th Straight Time At Miami Open

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Roger Federer defeated long-standing rival Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-4 to win the Miami Open on Sunday and continue his outstanding start to the year. 

Nigeria Claims Gold Medals At Africa Para Taekwondo Open

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Nigeria made its presence count at the 2017 African Para Taekwondo Open as the two-man contingent claimed two medals at the two-day championship. According to the Secretary General of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF), Oriss Taiwo, the athletes showed their stuff against their African counterparts to lay claim to the gold...

CAF B-Licence Coaching Course Ends In Abuja

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The CAF B-Licence Coaching Course organised by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has ended in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. Speaking at the closing ceremony of the training, Chairman of the League Management Company, Shehu Dikko, tasked participants to be willing to invest in learning new trends and technological innovations in...

Britain's Konta Beats Venus Williams To Reach Final Of Miami Open

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Britain's Johanna Konta beat Venus Williams 6-4, 7-5 in a grueling battle Thursday to reach the WTA Miami Open final, where she will face Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark. The Australian-born 25-year-old broke Williams in the first game and played aggressively throughout the opening set. Williams fought back strongly in the second set,...

Lionel Messi Suspended For Four Games After Ranting At Official

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FIFA have banned Lionel Messi for four international matches after finding the player guilty of verbally abusing an assistant referee. The world governing body issued a statement on its official website confirming its decision after the incident, which occurred as Messi featured against Chile for his country. The statement read: The FIFA Disciplinary Committee – in application...

Manchester City Fined £35,000 For Players' Behaviour Against Liverpool

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Manchester City have been fined £35,000 by the Football Association for their players' behaviour during the 1-1 draw with Liverpool on 19 March. The club admitted to a misconduct charge for failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion. It followed an incident "in or around the 50th minute", when referee Michael Oliver...

Senegal V Ivory Coast: Match Abandoned As Fans Ivade The Pitch

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A friendly match between Ivory Coast and Senegal was abandoned when fans invaded the pitch in Paris. The African sides were level at 1-1 on 88 minutes when a handful of fans broke onto the pitch, with one appearing to rugby tackle Senegal's Lamine Gassama. Players ran from the pitch and referee...


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