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Barca roll on calmly amidst Catalan chaos

Barcelona dismissed another day of political chaos in Catalonia to continue on their merry way at the top of La Liga by beating Malaga 2-0 at the Camp Nou. Spanish Primer Mini...

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Man City have found killer instinct – Guardiola

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City have found a more ruthless streak after they overcame stubborn Burnley 3-0 to earn a club record-equalling 11th consecutive victory. Sergio...

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Americans use my Olymipic medal to motivate their kids — Yusuf-Olukoju

Atlanta 1996 Olympics silver medallist, Fatimat Yusuf-Olukoju, tells Idris Adesina about her athletics career, the way forward for the sport and many more in this interview A...

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Quadri, Assar crash out of W’Cup

African stars Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri and Egypt’s Omar Assar failed to reach the quarter-finals of the 2017 International Table Tennis Federation World Cup in Belgium after...

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Eagles, Argentina friendly for Nov.14

World Cup-bound Nigeria will face Argentina in a friendly on November 14 in Krasnoder, Russia, after they rejected offers to play against Morocco, Iran and Saudi Arabia, offic...

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Nigeria to play Argentina in November

Three-time African champions Nigeria and two–time world champions Argentina will square up in a high–profile international friendly in the Russian city of Krasnodar on Tue...

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Man City thrash Burnley 3-0

Manchester City thrashed Burnley 3-0 at the Etihad Stadium to consolidate its position at the top of English Premier League, with Sergio Aguero equalling Eric Brook&am...

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English Premier League results

English Premier League results on Saturday: Chelsea 4 (Pedro 12, Batshuayi 71, 90+5, Azpilicueta 87) Watford 2 (Doucoure 45+2, Pereyra 49) Huddersfield 2 (Mooy 28, Depoitre 33...

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BREAKING: Man Utd lose 2-1 at Huddersfield

Man Utd lose 2-1 at Huddersfield in Premier League...

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Aruna Quadri crashes out of ITTF World Cup

Aruna Quadri, African Table Tennis Champion, has crashed out of the ongoing International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Cup in Liege, Belgium. Quadri suffered a 6-11, 7...

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ITTF World Cup: Quadri hopes to avoid World number one Ma Long

Aruna Quadri, the highest ranked African table tennis player, says he hopes to avoid World number one Ma Long in the ongoing Men’s International Table Tennis Federation Wor...

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Aguero equals Man City scoring record

Sergio Aguero equalled Manchester City’s all-time scoring record after netting a penalty in the first half of his side’s Premier League hom...

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Neymar a mentor for Mbappe at PSG says Marquinhos

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar will be crucial to the development of fellow new recruit Kylian Mbappe, the club’s vice-captain Marquinhos has told AFP...

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Luis Suarez to sit out Uruguay friendlies

Luis Suarez will play no part in Uruguay’s two friendlies in Europe in November, at the request of his club Barcelona, to allow the striker to rest a nagging...

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Mourinho says he is judged harshly because of success

Jose Mourinho says he is judged by a different set of standards from his rival managers in the Premier League because of his previous successes but insists that criticism does...

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EPL: Talk is cheap as Wenger eyes more misery for Everton

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has dismissed suggestions from Watford striker Troy Deeney that his players can be bullied and show little stomach for a physical battle. Deeney...

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Enyeama’s return not threat to Ezenwa, Akpeyi –Ex-Eagles keepers

Idris Adesina Former Nigeria goalkeepers Joe Erico, Ike Shorunmu and Joseph Dosu have said the return to training of former Super Eagles captain, Vincent Enyeama, is not a thr...

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Quadri progresses to ITTF World Cup knockout stages

Idris Adesina Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri, along with his Egyptian rival Omar Assar, on Friday progressed from the group stage of the 2017 ITTF World Cup in Belgium. Despite losi...

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Conte laments Chelsea’s busy schedule

Manager Antonio Conte believes Chelsea are working 70 per cent less this year due to their tough schedule, Skysports reports. Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte says his players...

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N4m for grabs at Katsina, Lagos badminton tourneys

Idris Adesina Over N4m in prizes will be won at the first Katsina Golden star National Badminton Championship in Katsina State from November 8 to 11 and the National Badminton...

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Olorunleke seeks Confed Cup success

Idris Adesina The 2017 Federation Cup Most Valuable Player, Ojo Olorunleke, has said Akwa United’s success on the continent is the target for him after winning the competiti...

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Bale back in training, eyes Tottenham reunion

Gareth Bale returned to training at Real Madrid after a month sidelined by a calf injury on Friday with the Welsh superstar primed to make his comeback against former club Tot...

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EPL: Kane a bigger threat than Lukaku, says Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes “world-class” Harry Kane poses a bigger threat to his side than Manchester United&#8217...

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Nigeria’s Ordega joins Atlectico Madrid Women

Super Falcons player, Francisca Ordega, on Friday joined Atletico Madrid Women on loan from the Washington Spirit. This was posted on the Club’s website: www.atleticodemadri...

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Everton ban fan who attacked Lyon player while holding child

Everton on Friday banned a fan who appeared to try and strike a Lyon player while holding a child during their Europa League tie as police probed crowd trouble at Goodison Par...

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NFF fixes year-end to conclude talks on World Cup win bonuses

The Nigeria Football Federation has promised to conclude talks on World Cup win bonuses by the end of the year, to avoid a repeat of protests that have dogged the team in prev...

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Everton fan holding child punches player

Struggling Everton could face UEFA sanctions after a supporter holding a young child appeared to punch a Lyon player in a stormy Europa League clash at Goodison Park on Thur...

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Hodgson keeps Crystal Palace players grounded after shock win

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson says he has worked hard to keep his players’ feet on the ground after they finally scored their first goals and won their...

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PSG fans banned from Marseille game

Paris Saint-German fans have been banned from Marseille’s stadium and the surrounding areas for Sunday’s Ligue 1 clash between the bitter r...

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Putin invites Sepp Blatter to 2018 World Cup

FIFA’s disgraced ex-president Sepp Blatter has told AFP he will go to next year’s World Cup in Russia at the invitation of President Vladim...

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Leicester players ‘want answers’ over Shakespeare sacking

Leicester City caretaker manager Michael Appleton believes the owners of the former Premier League champions could face questions from players over Craig Shakespeare&a...

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Troubled Chelsea fight to boost flagging morale

Chelsea are beset by injury problems and low morale as the troubled champions look to get their Premier League title defence back on track against Watford on Saturday. Antonio...

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Pogba on comeback trail for injury-hit Man United

Paul Pogba appears to be getting closer to a Manchester United comeback, but manager Jose Mourinho remains unsure as to when the France midfielder will be fit to return. Unite...

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Ligue 1: Neymar, Mbappe primed for PSG-Marseille rivalry

Paris Saint-Germain will unleash star strike duo Neymar and Kylian Mbappe on bitter foes Marseille for the first time this weekend in the latest instalment of France&a...

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NFF scraps match bonuses for U17, U20, U23 teams

Festus Abu Six arms of the national teams have been dealt a huge blow  after the Nigeria Football Federation announced  on Thursday  that they were no longer entitled to ma...

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Buhari meets Troost-Ekong, Agu

Super Eagles players  William Troost-Ekong and Mikel Agu met with  President Muhammadu Buhari and his Turkish counterpart Recep Erdogan in  Turkey on Thursday. Buhari is in...

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I’m ready for Joshua fight – Takam

Carlos Takam is not fazed by the prospect of stepping in to challenge Anthony Joshua for the WBA ‘Super’ and IBF heavyweight titles. The France-based Cameroonian (35-3-1-2...

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South African FA boss raped me – Singer

South African singer and ex-MP Jennifer Ferguson has accused the country’s football boss Danny Jordaan, 66, of raping her nearly 24 years ago, BBC News reports. He “overpo...

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Ronaldo shirt swap delights Kane

Tottenham striker Harry Kane said he had swapped shirts with “role model” Cristiano Ronaldo after the 1-1 Champions League draw at Real Madrid on Tuesday. The game at the...

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Gov begs NFF to unban Plateau Utd juniors

Plateau State Governor  Simon Lalong  on Thursday in Jos appealed to the Nigeria Football Federation  to lift the 10-year ban placed on Plateau United  Feeder Team for mat...

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Gov begs NFF to unban Plateau Utd juniors

Plateau State Governor  Simon Lalong  on Thursday in Jos appealed to the Nigeria Football Federation  to lift the 10-year ban placed on Plateau United  Feeder Team for mat...

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Ejoor unveils plan for COPA Lagos

Super Sand Eagles coach  Adamu Ejoor has promised to blend experience with youth in the forthcoming COPA  Lagos beach soccer  competition. The tournament  has been schedul...

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NVBF moves to avoid crisis

Idris Adesina The Nigeria Volleyball Federation has moved to avoid crisis in the men’s national volleyball team ahead of the African Nations Cup  in Egypt from October 25 t...

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Crown FC fire 14 players

Idris Adesina Crown have  fired  14 of their players after they finished fifth in the National League  last season. The Ogbomoso club garnered 50 points in the Southern Con...

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AFN to hold five Golden Leagues

Idris Adesina The Athletics Federation of Nigeria on Thursday released its calendar for the 2018 athletics season. According to the calendar, the federation will organise  Go...

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English FA bosses face calls to quit over Sampson affair

English Football Association bosses faced calls to quit on Thursday over their “shambolic” handling of the Mark Sampson affair as Britain&a...

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Europa: Giroud overhead kick edges Arsenal past Red Star

Olivier Giroud scored a fantastic late winner as Arsenal edged to their third straight Europa League win by beating 10-man Red Star Belgrade 1-0 in Serbia on Thursday. Arsene...

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Man United to aid football development in Saudi Arabia

Manchester United have agreed a deal with the General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia to help develop football in the country. United will lend business and sporting expertis...

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FIFA in deal to end FIFPro transfer complaint

FIFA on Thursday reached a deal it hopes will lead to footballers union FIFPro withdrawing its complaint to the European Commission over “transfer market mad...

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Goalkeeper Lloris feels vindicated by Tottenham’s progress

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris says his decision to stay at the club has been vindicated by the major progress made under manager Mauricio Pochettino. Lloris was con...

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Nigeria can win 2018 World cup – Pinnick

The President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr Amaju Pinnick, says Nigeria can lift the 2018 World Cup in Russia in the light of the preparations the association is putting...

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Bayern flourish under ‘father-figure’ Heynckes

Bayern Munich’s stars have been reminded of their 2013 treble under “father-figure” coach Jupp Heynckes after scoring eig...

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Player gets five-game ban for urinating on pitch

An Italian footballer who was banned for five matches for urinating towards rival fans will appeal the decision, his club said on Thursday. Giovanni Liberti, a 21-year-old mid...

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