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Monaco Insist Lemar Not Leaving Before End Of Season

4 months ago /

Monaco will not let sought-after midfielder Thomas Lemar leave the club before the end of the season, the vice-president of the reigning French champions said on Monday. Vadim Vasilyev was asked in an interview if he could “100 percent guarantee that Thomas Lemar will stay at Monaco until the end of...

2018 CHAN: Nigeria Beat Angola To Qualify For Semi-Finals

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Nigeria’s home-based Super Eagles have qualified for the semi-finals of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN). The Eagles advanced to the next stage of the tournament on Sunday after battling from a goal down to beat Angola in Morocco. Eagles looked on the way out of the tournament until Lobi Stars forward...

I Never Stopped Believing, Says Wozniacki

4 months ago /

Caroline Wozniacki says she never gave up on herself or her Grand Slam title dream after beating Elise Mertens Thursday to reach her first Australian Open final. The Danish world number two overcame a late wobble in her semi-final to beat the unseeded Mertens 6-3, 7-6 (7/2) and set up a...

Nadal Crushed By Latest Injury Setback

4 months ago /

Rafael Nadal called on tour organisers to do more to halt injuries to top players after heartache at the Australian Open as he pulled out of his semi-final on Tuesday. The Spanish world No.1 retired with a muscle injury in his upper right leg while trailing 0-2 to former US Open...

2018 CHAN: Eagles Beat Equatorial Guinea To Reach Quarter-Finals

4 months ago /

Nigeria has qualified for the quarter-final of the 5th African Nations Championship in Morocco after coming from a goal down to thrash Equatorial Guinea 3-1 in Agadir. The Super Eagles created useful chances in each of their first two matches against Rwanda and Libya, but had only Sunday Faleye’s 79th-minute winner...

Google Honours ‘The Big Boss’ Stephen Keshi

4 months ago /

The former Super Eagles captain and coach, Stephen Keshi, has been honoured with a Google doodle on his posthumous birthday on Tuesday, January 23. Popularly called the ‘Big Boss, Google honoured him on its search page with a caricature wearing the Nigerian number four jersey and another wearing a face cap...

Top Seed Halep Eases Into Australian Open Quarter Final

4 months ago /

World number one Simona Halep eased into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open Monday with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over unseeded Naomi Osaka of Japan in 81 minutes. “I’m really happy that I’m back in the quarter-finals,” said the Romanian, who last made it this far in 2015 and has been...

Dortmund Deny Contact With Arsenal For Aubameyang

5 months ago /

Borussia Dortmund said on Thursday they have had no contact with Arsenal amidst reports their star striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is chasing a move to the Premier League giants. Aubameyang’s father and agent Pierre has reportedly been in London this week to negotiate a transfer for the Gabon forward, who was left...

Chelsea Edge Into FA Cup Fourth Round

5 months ago /

Chelsea needed a penalty shoot-out before finally killing off Norwich after a 1-1 draw in Wednesday’s FA Cup third-round replay, while Bournemouth slumped to a 3-0 defeat at Wigan. Antonio Conte’s side finished extra-time down to nine men after late red cards for Pedro and Alvaro Morata at Stamford Bridge. They had...

Djokovic Wears Down Monfils For Draining Win

5 months ago /

Six-time champion, Novak Djokovic, battled to a four-set victory over Gael Monfils in brutal heat to reach the third round at the Australian Open on Thursday. Djokovic, seeded 14 after elbow problems, downed Monfils 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 and will next play Spanish 21st seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas....

Neymar Set To Return For PSG

5 months ago /

Brazilian superstar, Neymar, looks set to return for Paris Saint-Germain against Dijon on Wednesday after coach Unai Emery included him in the Ligue 1 leaders’ squad on Tuesday. Neymar missed Sunday’s 1-0 win at Nantes due to a rib injury but Spaniard Emery believes he should be recovered in time. “Neymar trained...

Federer, Djokovic Win Big In Melbourne

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Flawless Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic stamped their mark on the Australian Open on Tuesday with focused former champion Maria Sharapova also successfully negotiating the first round after her drug ban. Defending champion Federer, rated as the favourite to win his 20th Grand Slam title, made his entrance on Rod Laver...

Three Injured In Kwara United Bus Crash

5 months ago /

Players and officials of Kwara United have been involved in a road accident on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The incident occurred this morning, no life was lost in the incident but three people were injured while the team bus was badly damaged. The ‘Harmony boys’ were on their way to Ilorin from Lagos...

Injured Coutinho To Wear No 14 Jersey At Barcelona

5 months ago /

Philippe Coutinho, the $192m new signing by Barcelona did not wear any numbered jersey during his presentation to about 7,500 fans at Camp Nou on Monday. But multiple reports said the Brazilian playmaker who is nursing a thigh injury  will most likely wear the No 14 shirt. According to The Independent...

 

Football For Peace In The Northeast

5 months ago /

Riverside FC of Damasak, have emerged overall champions of a Tournament organised for youths in Northern Borno. The tournament is a project of the the Nigerian Army Eight Division, Monguno.  It commenced in September 2017 with 16 Teams participating, and aims at keeping youths in the region occupied, motivated and unavailable for...

Federer Cruises Towards Australian Open With Another Hopman Cup Win

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Roger Federer took another impressive step towards his Australian Open title defence on Tuesday with a straight-sets win over Russian Karen Khachanov at the mixed teams Hopman Cup, as many of his main rivals faltered due to injury. Around the time Federer was warming up for his match with the 45th-ranked...

Klopp Dismisses Renewed Talk On Coutinho’s Sale

5 months ago /

Jurgen Klopp insists Philippe Coutinho was genuinely injured for Liverpool’s 2-1 win at Burnley as he laughed off talk of Brazil forward joining Barcelona. Coutinho missed Monday’s Premier League fixture at Turf Moor with a thigh injury amid a backdrop of speculation over a move to the Nou Camp in the January transfer...

Serena Williams Returns To Tennis

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Serena Williams will return to tennis in Abu Dhabi next week, almost four months after giving birth. The 36 year old American will play world number Seven Jelena Ostapenko In an exhibition match on December 30 during the Mubadala world tennis championship. Williams, who has won an open-era record 23 grand slams,...

Capello Rules Out Italy Job, Focus On China

5 months ago /

Former England manager, Fabio Capello,  on Friday ruled himself out as the Italian national team coach saying his focus was on his job in China. The Italian signed last June with Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning, a club which is owned by Suning Group and businessman Zhang Jindong, who also...

Balotelli Eyeing Man City Return

5 months ago /

Italian striker, Mario Balotelli has revealed he would return to play for former club Manchester City for free. The 27-year-old has scored 16 goals in 21 games in his second season at Ligue 1 side Nice, but hankers for big trophies again. “My aim is to return to a big club to...


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