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Extending Conte’s deal will be Chelsea’s biggest summer signing- Lampard

Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is of the opinion that tying down Antonio Conte at the club with a new deal will be the club's biggest summer signing. The...

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Confederation Cup: Werner brace fires Germany into semi against Mexico

Timo Werner netted twice as Germany set up a Confederations Cup semi-final against Mexico with a 3-1 win on Sunday against 10-man Cameroon, who initially had the wrong player...

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African champions Cameroon crash out of Confed Cup

What looked like a comeback fight was quickly checked by a third goal from the German Machines to ensure that African Champions Cameroon crashed out of the FIFA Confederations...

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Formula One: Vettel, Hamilton clash as Ricciardo wins in Baku

Sebastian Vettel was penalised for dangerous driving after deliberately crashing into title rival Lewis Hamilton in a wild and chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix won by Red Bull&am...

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Pacquiao vows to leave Australia as world champion

Philippine boxing great Manny Pacquiao arrived in Australia ahead of his title fight with Jeff Horn and declared: "I will be going home as world champion.&amp...

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Arsenal to pay €65million for Lacazette

Alexandre Lacazette is expected to make Arsenal reach deep down into their pocket and part ways with €65million if they are really interested in landing their man although c...

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Amapakabo refused advice after winning NPFL — Akabueze

A former Rangers International of Enugu and Green Eagles winger, Emeka Akabueze on Sunday alleged that the team’s former gaffer Imama Amapakabo, lost focus after winning the...

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Federer thrashes Zverev to win ninth Halle title

Swiss great Roger Federer thrashed Alexander Zverev to win his ninth title at the Wimbledon warm-up tournament in Halle on Sunday. The post Federer thrashes Zverev to win nint...

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Pacquiao vows to leave Australia as world champion

Philippine boxing great Manny Pacquiao arrived in Australia ahead of his title fight with Jeff Horn and declared: “I will be going home as world champion.&am...

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FIFA bans Ghanaian defender Inkoom for one year

Ghanaian international defender Samuel Inkoom has been banned from all football-related activity for a year, world governing body FIFA said on Saturday. The 28-year-old, who p...

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Rohr must beat Cameroon, says Eguavoen

Austin Eguavoen says Gernot Rohr’s Super Eagles must beat Cameroon in August to keep their chances of reaching the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament alive. The post Rohr must b...

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Eagles‘ll be at 2019 AFCON —Osimhen

Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen believes the team’s 2-0 defeat against Bafana of South Africa won’t stop Nigeria from qualifying for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. T...

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Onyekuru will score goals in England — Osaze

Former Super Eagles striker Osaze Peter Odemwingie has tipped up and coming Nigerian striker, Henry Onyekuru to succeed in the English Premer League. The post Onyekuru will s...

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Produce results to justify your election, Urhobo tells Gusau

Former national coach, Toni Urhobo has called on the newly elected board members of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria to prove to Nigerians they merited their positions, by...

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Shuaibu spearheads Bendel Insurance plot to return to NPFL

TO ensure that Bendel Insurance FC of Benin regained promotion to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), the Edo Government has promised to provide fans with three c...

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Enyimba must improve — Udoh

Enyimba skipper, Mfon Udoh says they must learn from their away loss to Nasarawa United and strive to make improvements when they confront El Kanemi Warriors on Wednesday in C...

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Okocha, Kanu thrill as Osun wins Copa Coca-Cola trophy

Friday, 23 July 2017 proved to be unforgettable for Osun State’s Progress Comprehensive High School after defeating rival team, Owerri City College, Imo State, to win the 20...

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Fed elections: Aggrieved contestants know fate on Thursday •Ebewele, others may get justice

’TANA AIYEJINA Aggrieved contestants at the controversial June 13 National Sports Federations elections will know their fate on Thursday, the Appeals Committee of the electi...

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Portugal, Mexico advance, Russia out

Portugal beat New Zealand 4-0 to advance to the semi-finals. Mexico also made the knockouts after beating hosts Russia 2-1. European champions Portugal comfortably dispatched...

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We will extend olive branch to Umar — Ahmedu

FIBA Africa Zone 3 president and member of the newly-elected board of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Col. Sam Ahmedu (retd.), talks about the NBBF’s plans for basketball...

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Confed Cup: Eunisell hails Rivers United

Official front-of-shirt sponsor of Rivers United, Eunisell Limited, has applauded the Port-Harcourt side for their 2-1 victory over Uganda’s Kampala City Council Authority i...

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Milo b’ball: GSS conquer opponents without ‘David and Goliath’

Government Secondary School, Minna, emerged winners of the Milo Secondary School Basketball Championship in Lagos, thanks to an 85-year-old Irish priest, who established a bas...

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Osun win Copa Coca-Cola

Osun State’s Progress Comprehensive High School on Friday defeated Owerri City College, Imo State, to win the 2017 Copa Coca-Cola tournament at the national final match play...

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Getafe return to La Liga at first attempt

Getafe returned to La Liga at the first time of asking on Saturday when they defeated Tenerife 3-1 in the second leg of their promotion play-off. The post Getafe return to La...

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Messi, Ronaldo’s fans clash over birthday message

THE official Champions League account wished Lionel Messi a happy birthday on Saturday as he turned 30, but were probably not expecting a backlash on Twitter. The post Messi,...

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Confed Cup: Toothless Indomitable Lions worry coach

Cameroon coach Hugo Broos admits his side are lacking a clinical striker as the Indomitable Lions struggle to score at the Confederations Cup. “If you have one [striker] i...

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City plant buy-back hurdle on Iheanacho

Manchester City are willing to sell striker Kelechi Iheanacho, but the are bent on inserting a buy-back clause in the contract of the player, if he agrees terms with either Le...

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Ronaldo hits 75th international goal as Portugal reach semi-finals

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 75th international goal as Portugal trounced New Zealand 4-0 in Saint Petersburg on Saturday to advance to the semi-finals of the Confederations C...

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NNL: Insurance fans storm Owerri for Heartland game

Edo government says it will provide three buses for fans of Bendel Insurance FC to travel to Owerri to cheer the team when they clash with host, HeartLand FC in a Nigeria Nati...

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Lionel Messi’s birthday: His career in 30 facts

1: First senior goal – on 1 May 2005 – came for Barcelona as a late substitute in a Liga game against Albacete; to the manner born, the 17-year-old chipped in impudently...

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Confed Cup: We play for Foe – Cameroon

The memory of Marc-Vivien Foe who died during the 2003 Confederations Cup remains in the hearts of Cameroonian players, says midfielder Arnaud Djoum. The post Confed Cup: We p...

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Germany’s Goretzka brushes off Arsenal rumours

Germany's rising star Leon Goretzka on Saturday brushed off reports that Arsenal are set to swoop for the midfielder who has impressed at the Confederations Cup...

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NPFL: Matchday 26 fixtures

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Five months pregnant Montano runs 800m race

American runner Alysia Montano stole the headlines on Thursday at the USA Track and Field Championships despite not winning the race. The post Five months pregnant Montano run...

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Rohr: No longer at ease

Since the defeat of the Super Eagles by the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in Uyo in a 2019 AFCON qualifier a fortnight ago, nothing seems the same again for the team, and in p...

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What Abiola told me: John Mastoroudes tells the Leventis United story @ 70

* Speaks on the disbandment of Abiola Babes, Leventis United and how Iwuanyanwu pulled out from the plan against NFA How does it feel to be 70? I think I have been a very fort...

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One sport: legitimacy battle between two boards deepens

It’s one week after the controversial elections of new boards of national sports federations. The dust raised by the exercise is yet to settle. Predictably, the elections, w...

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Osaze tops goals chart in Indonesia

The Indonesian Liga 1 season is one third of the way through, with Robert Alberts’ PSM Makassar holding a one-point lead from Madura United, for whom Nigerian import Peter O...

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Messi commutes prison sentence to fine

Spain’s public prosecutor has agreed to substitute Lionel Messi’s suspended 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud with a fine. The post Messi commutes prison sentence to...

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Agony of a sports family: How Nigeria abandoned Aladefa to die – Sister

Former Nigerian long jumper, Ayo Aladefa, 47 died recently and was buried in the United States of America. His sister Taiwo Aladefa has claimed that Ayo’s early demise was a...

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5 Nigerians picked as 2017 NBA drafts

Five basketball players of Nigerian decent have been selected from the NBA Draft of 60 and may feature in the 2017/18 NBA season. The post 5 Nigerians picked as 2017 NBA draft...

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Delta Govt approves completion of Asaba stadium, others

The Delta State Government has approved the completion of outstanding works and spectators stand/tartan track of Asaba Township Stadium, Asaba. The post Delta Govt approves co...

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Lagos Gov pledges support for Blind Football devt

The Lagos State government has pledged to support Blind Football development which debuted recently in the country with an Inter college football competition for the blind. T...

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Chinese contractor abandons Rivers stadium renovation after N2.9bn payment

Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt SINCE 2006 when a group of militants wrote a letter to the contractor handling the expansion of the popular Liberation Stadium, now Yakubu Gowo...

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I collapsed when Leventis crashed out of Africa in 1987 – Mastoroudes

Defunct Leventis United chairman, John Mastoroudes, who clocked 70 recently, spoke to journalists on how he built one of Nigeria’s greatest sides, his Greek-Nigerian connect...

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Eguma wary of Shooting Stars threat

Idris Adesina Rivers United coach, Stanley Eguma, has said he is aware of the danger posed by visiting Shooting Stars in their Premier League match at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium...

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Zenith B’ball League: First Bank, Dolphins maintain winning run

Defending champions, First Bank Basketball Club opened the third phase of the 2017 Zenith Bank Women Premier League with a 112-62 defeat of IGP Queens in Asaba, Delta State, o...

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Winners emerge in NNPC/SNEPCO tourney

The NNPC/SNEPCO tennis tournament, which took place at the tennis section of the Ikoyi Club 1938 came to a close last weekend after six days of thrilling tennis from participa...

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Turkish clubs Sivasspor, Goztepe chase Emenike

Ex-Nigeria international Emmanuel Emenike may remain in Turkey as Sivasspor and Goztepe have shown interest to sign him, according to media reports in Turkey. The 2013 Africa...

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Anichebe joins Beijing Enterprises

Sunderland striker Victor Anichebe has completed a move to Chinese club Beijing Enterprises, Goal reports. The former Everton striker made 18 appearances in the Premier League...

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Five Nigerians make NBA draft

Idris Adesina Five players of Nigerian descent were among the talented basketballers selected with the 2017 NBA Draft on late on Thursday. According to the draft, Ogugua Anuno...

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Hearts set to dump Oshaniwa

Idris Adesina Nigeria defender, Juwon Oshaniwa, faces the exit door at Scottish Premier League side Heart of Midlothian. The 26-year-old left-back has fallen out of favour at...

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Golden Bunch honours fathers with football match

Director, Golden Bunch School, Yaba, Lagos, Mrs. Modupe Ogundimu, has said the school honoured fathers with a novelty match recently to further establish the bond between fath...

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Federer eases into 13th Halle semi-final

Roger Federer eased closer to a ninth title at the Halle grass court tournament on Friday when he demolished defending champion Florian Mayer of Germany 6-3, 6-4 in the quarte...

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Grateful Barca shower praise on Qatar

La Liga giants, FC Barcelona could not hide their emotions when they expressed gratitude to the Qatar Foundation and Qatar Airways for their sustained sponsorship which has l...

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Lagos State to add scrabble to schools’ curriculum

Adetona Odukomaiya, Technical Director of the Lagos State Scrabble Association, on Friday said plans were underway to add scrabble to schools’ curriculum in the state. The p...

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Southampton name Mauricio Pellegrino as new manager

Southampton Football club have named Mauricio Pellegrino as their new manager. The post Southampton name Mauricio Pellegrino as new manager appeared first on Vanguard News...

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Southampton name Pellegrino as new manager

English Premier League side Southampton named Argentinian coach Mauricio Pellegrino as their new manager on Friday to replace Claude Puel, who was sacked after just one season...

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NPFL: LBA names Eduwo, Preko May winners

Lobi Stars forward Kingsley Eduwo and FC Ifeanyiubah's Ghanaian head coach Yaw Preko have been named League Bloggers Awards (LBA) Player and Manager respectively...

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Saudi Arabia raises foreign player quota

Saudi Arabia will increase by 50 percent the quota of foreign footballers in its pro league, as part of broader efforts to develop sports in the kingdom. The post Saudi Arabia...

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Leaving Chelsea made me a better player- Salah

New Liverpool boy, Mohamed Salah says it has only been upward and forward since he parted ways with Chelsea. The post Leaving Chelsea made me a better player- Salah appeared f...

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Community Shield proceeds goes to Grenfell Tower victims- FA

Chelsea and Arsenal have agreed to dedicate the 2017 Community Shield to the victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the Football Association (FA) has confirmed. The post Commu...

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COPA Coca-Cola 3rd place match: Fosler Academy bows to Government College Katsina

Fosla Academy of Abuja were unable to retain the third position in the third place match against Government College Katsina in the ongoing Copa Coca Cola football championship...

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Prosecutors not against replacing Messi jail term with fine

Prosecutors in Barcelona say they are not against replacing football star Lionel Messi's 21-month jail sentence for tax fraud with a fine, a spokeswoman announced...

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Court to replace Messi’s 21-month jail term with $450 per day fine

Prosecutors in Barcelona say they are not against replacing football star Lionel Messi’s 21-month jail sentence for tax fraud with a fine, a spokeswoman anno...

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Leicester entice Iheanacho with £25m bid

Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare is leaving no stone unturned in his bid to land Manchester City Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho. The post Leicester entice Iheanach...

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Fed polls: 20 petitioners storm Appeals Committee

The Petitions and Appeals Committee for the June 13 national sports federation elections has said it has  so far received 20 petitions from 11 federations. The  Director of...

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Joshua can rule heavyweight for years – Chisora

ANTHONY JOSHUA can rule the heavyweight division for an age, according to one of the hardest fighters in boxing Dereck Chisora, The Sun reports. Del Boy, who has shared a ring...

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Bankruptcy shocks Becker

Former German tennis star Boris Becker said he was “surprised and disappointed” after being declared bankrupt by a court in London on Wednesday for failing to pay a “sub...

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Enyeama set for Burkinabe competition

Former Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has welcomed the signing of Burkina Faso international Herve Koffi by the French Ligue 1 side Lille. Koffi, 20, left Ivorian giants A...

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Zenith b’ball: Dolphins, IGP win

Lagos side Dolphins  on Thursday  overpowered  Sunshine Angels of Akure  86 to 58   in their first game in the third phase of the Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball  Leag...

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Iheanacho under pressure from Leicester

Festus Abu Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho  has reportedly  come under increasing pressure from Leicester  City  who are doing everything within their power to lure...

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Confed Cup: Cameroon disappoint again

Australia captain Mark Milligan converted a second-half penalty in Thursday’s 1-1 draw with Cameroon in Saint Petersburg that left both teams heading for an early Confederat...

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LMC to honour Emeteole

Players and match officials of the Nigeria Professional Football League  are to wear  black arm bands  in  honour  of former Nigeria defender  Kelechi Emeteole,  who pa...

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Enyeama ready to groom Burkina Faso keeper for Lille

Retired Super Eagles keeper, Vincent Enyeama said he will be on hand to groom Burkina Faso international goalkeeper, Herve Koffi, for the French Ligue 1 side, Lille. The post...

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Osimhen: I have a point to prove at Wolfsburg

Victor Osimhen is determined to silence his doubters at Wolfsburg after an indifferent debut campaign at the Volkswagen Arena. The post Osimhen: I have a point to prove at Wol...

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Niger, Bayelsa emerge champions of Nestle Milo Basketball Championships

Goverment Secondary School, Minna, Niger state and St. Jude Girls Secondary School, Amarata, Bayelsa state have emerged the champions of the 2017 edition of the Nestle Milo S...

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Confed Cup: Sanchez becomes Chile’s all-time top scorer

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez became Chile’s all-time top-scorer with his 38th international goal in Thursday’s 1-1 draw with...

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