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Former Heartland Coach, Kelechi Emeteole, Dies

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Former Nigerian International and Ex-Heartland Football Club coach, Kelechi Emeteole, has died. Emeteole, who was also a former head coach of the Nigerian Beach Soccer team, reportedly died in an Indian hospital. Popularly known as The Caterpillar, Emeteole was part of the Green Eagles, and managed several clubs including Rangers of Enugu,...

Edo Govt To Upgrade Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium

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The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has restated the commitment of his administration to re-position sports in the state by upgrading the facilities at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium to meet international standard in a bid to attract world class sporting events to the state. The Governor gave the assurance when he...

Mayweather, Mcgregor Agree To August Super Fight

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Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial arts icon Conor McGregor confirmed plans for a long-awaited showdown on Wednesday, triggering both criticism and anticipation for what is set to be one of the richest fights in history. Mayweather and McGregor -- kingpins of their sports -- will climb into a boxing...

Boxing Champion Anthony Joshua To Visit Nigeria In August

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World Boxing heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, is set to visit Nigeria on a three-day tour in August, during which he would pay courtesy calls on Acting President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja; and the governors of Lagos and Ogun states. He would also visit some royal fathers, including the Ooni of Ife,...

Goalkeeper Ariyo Gets 12-Match Ban

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Sunshine Stars goalkeeper David Ariyo has been handed a 12-match suspension for "breaching the NPFL Framework and Rules." Ariyo was charged by the League Management Company (LMC), which oversees the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), for assaulting an assistant referee during his team's 2-1 home loss to Plateau United on 7...

Cristiano Ronaldo Accused Of €14.8m Tax Fraud In Spain

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Prosecutor alleges footballer used shell company, failed to declare some earnings and under-reported others.

Kevin Durant, Warriors Beat Cavaliers In Game 5 To Win 2017 NBA Championship

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The Golden State Warriors exorcised the demons of their blown 3-1 lead last season and reclaimed their place atop the NBA summit Monday night with a 129-120 Game 5 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena. Kevin Durant, who was named Finals MVP, led the way with a Finals career-high...

French Open: Rafael Nadal Beats Stan Wawrinka To Win The Tournament For A 10th Time

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Spain's Rafael Nadal made history by winning a record 10th French Open title with victory over Stan Wawrinka in the Paris final. Nadal, 31, came through 6-2 6-3 6-1 against the Swiss third seed to claim his 15th major title. He becomes the first man or woman in the Open era to...

Gernot Rohr Reveals Why He Left Out Chinese-Based Players

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Gernot Rohr has revealed why he opted against selecting Chinese-based players such as such as John Obi-Mikel, Odion Ighalo and Anthony Ujah for his latest Nigeria squad. Along with the above-mentioned trio, Obafemi Martins and Brown Ideye were also left out of the Super Eagles’ squad for their upcoming 2019 Africa...

Riyad Mahrez Asks To Leave Leicester City

3 weeks ago /

Leicester City forward Riyad Mahrez has announced he wants to leave the club. The 26-year-old, who joined from French club Le Havre for a reported £400,000 in 2014, said he had agreed "to stay for another season" following "a good discussion with the chairman" after the Foxes won the Premier League...

Arsene Wenger’s Future In Arsenal To Be Announced Soon

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A board meeting is taking place at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium on Tuesday (May 30) with the future of Arsene Wenger as manager on the agenda. Wenger’s contract as manager of the club ended with the final match of the season and decisions on his future have been made by senior management. Board...

Alcohol Was Not Involved In My Arrest –Tiger Woods

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Former world golf number one,  Tiger Woods said alcohol was not a factor in his DUI arrest earlier on Monday and instead blamed an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. Woods, who is currently sidelined from competition after having his fourth back surgery in April, said in a statement he took full...

Barcelona Confirm Ernesto Valverde As New Manager At Camp Nou

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Barcelona have confirmed Ernesto Valverde as their new manager following Luis Enrique’s departure.   Valverde, 53, stepped down from his role in charge of Athletic Bilbao last week having led the Basque club to seventh place in La Liga and Europa League qualification.   He has also managed Villarreal, Valencia and Barça’s city rivals...

Pique Considers Valverde To Be A ‘Good Option’ For Barcelona

1 month ago /

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique believes Ernesto Valverde would be a “good option” to become the La Liga club’s new coach. The Spanish giants are searching for a replacement for Luis Enrique, who announced at the start of March he would leave at season’s end. Barca are expected to announce their new coach...

Pogba, Mkhitaryan On Target As Man United Beat Ajax To Win Europa League

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Manchester United pulled together in their city’s time of darkness, showing no little skill and spirit to overcome Ajax and win the Europa League. Less than 48 hours after a terror attack killed 22 people and injured many more at Manchester Arena, the club’s fans, players and staff stood unbowed in...

Guinea Clinch First U20 World Cup Point

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Guinea picked up their first point at the FIFA under-20 World Cup after a 1-1 draw with England in Jeonju, South Korea, on Tuesday. England took the lead in this Group A encounter after the break when Lewis Cook's 25-yard effort found the back of the net. But a comical own goal...

Barcelona To Name New Coach May 29

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Barcelona President, Josep Bartomeu, has confirmed that the club will announce its new coach on May 29, two days after the Copa del Rey final. Reports in the Barcelona media last week said the club have already agreed on a two-year deal with Athletic Bilbao coach, Ernesto Valverde. Luis Enrique said in...

New Bafana Bafana Coach Says His Team Is Ready To Give Super Eagles Tough Time

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The new coach of South Africa’s Bafana Bafana, Stuart Baxter, says his team will give Nigeria’s Super Eagles a tough time when the two teams clash on June 10. “I hope we will be very competitive with Nigeria. We will give them a game,” Baxter said after his unveiling in Johannesburg...

Fabregas’ Late Winner Rescues Chelsea In Seven-Goal Thriller

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Cesc Fabregas scored in the 88th minute to lift champions Chelsea to a wild 4-3 win over Watford on Monday night to match the Premier League record for wins in a season. John Terry also scored in a rare start but two defensive lapses from the 22-year Chelsea man nearly allowed...

Ndidi Named Leicester City Young Player Of The Year

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Nigerian midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, has won Leicester City’s young player of the year award. The 20-year-old beat Demarai Gray and Ben Chilwel to clinch the prize. Ndidi has scored two goals in 15 English Premier League appearances in the 2016/17 season. “It’s so great to be rated alongside Demarai Gray and Chiwell,” said...


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