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Ronaldo, Messi lead the pack

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will again go head to head for the title of world’s best footballer. The post Ronaldo, Messi lead the pack appeared first on Vanguard News...

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Benin reject Nigerian cars on arrival in Kano

Benin delegation for  Saturday’s CHAN 2018 qualifier rejected local transportation provided for them on arrival yesterday in Kano. The post Benin reject Nigerian cars on ar...

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Messi battles Ronaldo for FIFA’s best player award

’Tana Aiyejina Holder Cristiano Ronaldo and his Barcelona rival Lionel Messi have been nominated for the Best FIFA Men’s Player for the second year running. However, only...

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Nigeria Open: Oshonaike laments NTTF poor treatment

Idris Adesina Nigeria table tennis star, Funke Oshonaike, has said the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation’s poor treatment of the country’s players during the recently-conclu...

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Danjuma named new Falconets coach

’Tana Aiyejina The Nigeria Football Federation has named Christopher Danjuma as the new coach for the country’s U-20 women’s national team, the Falconets. Danjuma would...

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Karate: Nigeria win seven medals in Cotonou

Umar Muhammed, Lafia Nigeria’s karate team at the just-concluded 16th Union of African Karate Federations Zone 3 Championships in Cotonou, Benin Republic, won two gold, two...

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I’ll sack Wenger if I buy Arsenal – Dangote

Potential Arsenal buyer AlikoDangote says he would make sacking Arsene Wenger his first move if he took over the north London giants. The wealthy Nigerian businessman, estimat...

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Messi, Ronaldo other sports stars condemn Barcelona attack

Football icons and longtime rivals Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo joined Spanish sports stars around the world in expressing their grief after Thursday's terr...

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CHAN Qualifier: Football fans in Kano urge Super Eagles to beat Benin‎

Football Fans on Thursday in Kano urged the home-based Super Eagles to beat the visiting Squirrels of Benin on Saturday in the 2018 championship for African Nations (CHAN) qua...

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Irabor calls for urgent re-organisation of Nigeria sports

Pioneer chairman of the League Management Company and one-time chairman of the Federal House of Representatives Committee on Communications, Hon Nduka Irabor, has called for u...

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Six Nigerian Wrestlers set for 2017 World Championships in Paris

President, Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Daniel Igali, (NWF) , says six wrestlers are set to represent the country at the 2017 World Wrestling Championships in Paris The post...

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Victor Valdes retires

Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has retired. The 35-year-old, who also played for Manchester United and Middlesbrough, has hung up his gloves in order to start his n...

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Milan striker Niang set for Spartak switch

French striker M’Baye Niang is set to end his frustrating four-year spell at AC Milan by signing a four-year deal with Russian league side Spartak Moscow, re...

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Palacio joins Bologna from Inter

Argentinian striker Rodrigo Palacio signed for Bologna Thursday after his contract with Serie A rivals Inter Milan was not renewed. Palacio scored 39 goals for Inter in 140 ap...

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NFF to screen Finidi, Ugbade, 57 others for coaching roles

The  Nigeria Football Federation has invited a total of 59 coaches for interviews to fill vacant positions of Head Coach, Assistant Coach, and Goalkeeper Trainer in the U17,...

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Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar nominated for FIFA player award

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo leads the nominees unveiled on Thursday for the Best FIFA Men’s Player 2017 award. The 32-year-old Portuguese captain is f...

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NFF appoints Christopher Danjuma as Falconets’ head coach

The Nigeria Football Federation has appointed Christopher Danjuma as Head Coach of the U20 Women National Team, also known as Falconets. Danjuma will be assisted by Wemimo Mat...

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Barcelona hopeful of Coutinho, Dembele deals

Barcelona are hopeful of pushing through deals to sign both Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho in the coming days as efforts to fill the gap left by the departed Neymar int...

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Goetze set to return after seven months out

Germany's World Cup-winner Mario Goetze is poised to play for the first time in seven months for Borussia Dortmund at Wolfsburg on Saturday to end his illness mis...

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Hummels joins Mata in salary charity pledge

Mats Hummels is the first Germany star to join ‘Common Goal’ – a global initiative for high-profile footballers to donate...

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Barca aren’t one millimetre closer to signing Dembele – Hans-Joachim

Borussia Dortmund’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke on Thursday rubbished claims by Barcelona’s general manager Pep Segura that the Spanish giants...

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I’ll buy Arsenal after Lagos refinery is completed – Dangote

African richest man, Aliko Dangote, has revealed he would be in a position to offer the present management of Arsenal an offer they cannot refuse once the $11bn oil refinery i...

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Barca forward, Suarez, out for a month with knee injury

Troubled Barcelona were dealt a new blow ahead of the start of the Spanish league season when Luis Suarez was ruled out for a month with a knee injury on Thursday. The Uruguay...

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Zidane leads nominees for FIFA coach prize

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane heads the list of 12 nominees for the FIFA men’s coach of the year award announced on Thursday. Other candidates include An...

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Omagbemi makes FIFA Best Women’s Coach Award shortlist

Former Super Falcons coach Florence Omagbemi has been nominated for the FIFA Best women’s coach award. The 42-year-old is in the running for the prestigious...

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Breaking: Knee injury rules out Suarez for “four to five weeks”

Barcelona forward Luis Suarez will miss out on four to five weeks of action due to a knee injury, according to the Uruguayan Football Association. The post Breaking: Knee inj...

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Coutinho sale not close – Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has rejected Barcelona’s claims that they are close to signing unsettled Brazil forward Philippe Coutinho. Klopp&#...

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Barca new boy Paulinho confident despite fan scepticism

Brazil midfielder Paulinho is confident he can make an impression at his new club Barcelona amid scepticism from supporters of the Spanish giants about his signing. The 29-yea...

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I feel inferior to Real Madrid after loss- Pique

Following a 5-1 aggregate super cup loss to Real Madrid, Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has conceded that he feels inferior to Real Madrid for the first time during his caree...

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Breaking: Paulinho joins Barcelona from Guangzhou for €40m

Barcelona has completed the signing of Brazil international, Paulinho from Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao. The post Breaking: Paulinho joins Barcelona from Guangzho...

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Coutinho, Dembele ‘close’ to battered Barca

Barcelona could be handed a lift after losing 5-1 on aggregate to Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup as a senior official claimed the club are "close&qu...

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Coutinho, Dembele close to signing for battered Barca – Official

Barcelona could be handed a lift after losing 5-1 on aggregate to Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup as a senior official claimed the club are “close&a...

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Lighter gloves spell quick end of Mayweather, says McGregor

Mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor is happy about the switch to lighter gloves for his Aug. 26 fight against undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather. The post Lighter gloves...

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Nadal’s advice for injured stars -accept, keep going

Once and future world number one Rafael Nadal has some advice for men's tennis stars in danger of missing the US Open due to injury -- accept it and keep going. T...

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Women volleyball team heads for World Cup qualifier in Abidjan

Idris Adesina The Nigerian women volleyball team would leave Nigeria on Thursday for Abidjan for the 2018 FIVB Women’s World Championship qualifying tournament in Ivory Coas...

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Battered Barca to finalise Coutinho, Dembele move

Barcelona could be handed a lift after losing 5-1 on aggregate to Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup as a senior official claimed the club are “close&a...

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Eagles need prayers against Cameroon

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick has declared in Lagos that the football house is ready for the double-header FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier against...

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World Senior Wrestling Championship: Nigeria’ll win gold medal — Igali

THE Nigeria Wrestling Federation, NWF, yesterday unveiled an eight-man team to the Senior World Wrestling Championship billed for Paris, France from August 20 to 26. The post...

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Ronaldo-less Real Madrid win SuperCup

Real Madrid shrugged off the absence of the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo to cruise past rivals Barcelona 2-0 in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup to cap a 5-1 aggregate w...

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Ronaldo-less Real Madrid win Spanish SuperCup

Real Madrid shrugged off the absence of the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo to cruise past rivals Barcelona 2-0 in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup to cap a 5-1 aggregate w...

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Nigeria Women Premier League Super 4: Amazons, Queens to clash in opening match

The opening match of the 2017 Nigeria Women Premier League Super Four mini League will be flagged off in Benin City on September 9, with Nasarawa Amazons taking on Bayelsa Que...

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Politics keeping Musa on Leicester bench, says Pinnick

’Tana Aiyejina Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick has said politics and not incompetence is the reason why Super Eagles winger Ahmed Musa has struggled to i...

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Eagles need prayers to qualify for W’Cup —Pinnick

’Tana Aiyejina and Etim Ekpimah President of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick says the NFF has done its part in ensuring that the Super Eagles qualify for the 2...

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Ronaldo claims persecution after failed appeal

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo said the decision to suspend him for five games is “persecution”, Sky Sports reports. The 32-year-old failed in his appeal against th...

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D’Tigress target Africa conquest

Idris Adesina Nigeria’s women national basketball team D’Tigress have said no team would stop them from winning their third title when the Mali 2017 FIBA Africa Championsh...

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Idoko laments Lobi’s poor outing

John Charles, Makurdi Lobi Stars’ vice chairman, Mike Idoko, has attributed the poor performance of the team in recent matches to the absence of some of the key players, who...

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SWAN to hold road race for journalists

Simon Utebor, Yenagoa The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, Bayelsa chapter, says it has concluded plans to hold a six-kilometre road race for journalists in the state. T...

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NWPL winners to receive N3m

’Tana Aiyejina Winners of the 2017 Nigeria Women Premier League Super 4 tournament will receive N3m while the second-place team will get N2m, Head, Nigeria Women’ Football...

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NWF unveils team for Paris 2017

Simon Utebor and Idris Adesina The Nigeria Wrestling Federation on Wednesday unveiled an eight-man team to the Senior World Wrestling Championship billed for Paris, France, fr...

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FA denies Onazi work permit

Nigeria international Ogenyi Onazi has been denied a work permit to play for English Championship side Birmingham City. The post FA denies Onazi work permit appeared first on...

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Home-based Eagles beat Kano Pillars 1-0‎ in friendly‎

‎Home-based Super Eagles on Wednesday beat Kano Pillars 1-0 in a friendly match in preparation for the Championship for African Nations (CHAN) qualifying match against Beni...

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Liverpool agree £104m Coutinho sale

Barcelona have struck a £104million deal with Liverpool to sign Philippe Coutinho, according to reports in the Spanish media. The post Liverpool agree £104m Coutinho sale ap...

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BREAKING: Sigurdsson completes record £45m move to Everton

Everton signed Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson from Premier League rivals Swansea for a club record £45 million ($58m, 49.4m euros) on Wednesday. The 27-year-old penned a...

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Sigurdsson completes record £45m move to Everton

Everton signed Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson from Premier League rivals Swansea for a club record £45 million ($58m, 49.4m euros) on Wednesday. The 27-year-old penned a...

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Sigurdsson completes record £45 million move to Everton

Everton signed Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson from Premier League rivals Swansea for a club record £45 million ($58m, 49.4m euros) on Wednesday. The post Sigurdsson comp...

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Boxing: Mayweather, McGregor to wear lighter gloves

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will be allowed to wear lighter gloves when they clash in their Las Vegas superfight this month, it was confirmed on Wednesday. The post Bo...

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Five-game ban: This is persecution, says Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo blasted his treatment by the Spanish Football Federation as “persecution” after his appeal against a five-game ban was re...

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Van Dijk NOT for sale- Southampton

Southampton have dealt clubs seeking the signature of Dutch International, Virgil van Dijk a major blow by insisting he is not for sale. The post Van Dijk NOT for sale- South...

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Sigurdsson passes medical, set for record move to Everton

Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson is due to complete a £45 million ($58m, 49.4m euros) move to Everton from Premier League rivals Swansea City later on Wednesday after he p...

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BREAKING: Ronaldo’s appeal against five-match ban rejected

The Disciplinary Committee of the Real Spanish Football Federation has upheld the five match ban slammed on Real Madrid’s star Cristiano Ronaldo. It means the player will be...

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Ronaldo’s appeal against five-match ban rejected

The Disciplinary Committee of the Real Spanish Football Federation has upheld the five match ban slammed on Real Madrid’s star Cristiano Ronaldo. It means the player will be...

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Van Dijk not for sale – Southampton

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk won’t be allowed to leave St Mary’s in the current transfer window, the Premier League club&am...

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Ronaldo’s 5-match ban upheld, Zidane in trouble

The Disciplinary Committee of the Real Spanish Football Federation has upheld the five match ban slammed on Real Madrid’s star Cristiano Ronaldo. The post Ronaldo’s 5-matc...

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Clubs to share an estimated €2.35bn for 2017/2018 UEFA campaign

UEFA has issued its UEFA Champions League revenue distribution system for the forthcoming campaign. The estimated gross commercial revenue from the 2017/18 UEFA Champions Leag...

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What you might not already know about the Europa play-offs

What you might not already know about the play-offs The post What you might not already know about the Europa play-offs appeared first on Vanguard News...

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Jailed blade runner, Pistorius, attends grandmother’s funeral

Jailed South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius briefly left his Pretoria prison on Wednesday to attend his grandmother’s funeral. &#8220...

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PSG’s Matuidi set for Juventus medical – report

Midfielder Blaise Matuidi is on the verge of signing for Juventus, who have agreed to pay Paris Saint-Germain 20 million euros plus bonuses, according to reports on Wednesday...

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London 2017: Ogunkoya blames failure on inexperience

One Nigerian who was not surprised by the country’s barren outing at the just-concluded London 2017 IAAF World Championship is Chief Falilat Ogunkoya. The post London 2017:...

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Why we dropped Mbappe – Monaco

Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim has claimed that star striker Kylian Mbappe was left on the bench last weekend “to protect him” rather than as...

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World Cup Qualifier: Pinnick meets Gov Emmanuel

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick on Tuesday met with Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State and members of the State’s cabinet as th...

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Enyeama ‘ll return to Eagles – Rohr

Super Eagles coach  Gernot Rohr has sensationally confirmed the return of Eagles captain and goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama to the team as soon as he regains full fitness. The po...

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D’Tigress can win Afrobasket – Coach

The coach of D’Tigress, Sam Vincent, on Wednesday said that the team was confident and ready to excel at the upcoming 2017 Women’s Afrobasket Championship in Mali. The fem...

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PSG’s Matuidi set for Juventus medical

Midfielder Blaise Matuidi is on the verge of signing for Juventus, who have agreed to pay Paris Saint-Germain 20 million euros plus bonuses, according to reports on Wednesday...

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Dortmund agree to sell Dembele to Barcelona

Reports from Spain claim Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund have agreed a deal that will see Ousmane Dembele move to the Nou Camp. According to Bundesliga expert, Lee Price, Dort...

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Boateng quits Las Palmas for ‘personal reasons’

Kevin-Prince Boateng had his contract with La Liga side Las Palmas terminated by mutual agreement on Wednesday with the club citing "irreversible personal reasons...

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Sigurdsson record move to Everton hinges on medical

Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson is due to complete a £45 million ($58m, 49.4m euros) move to Everton from Premier League rivals Swansea later on Wednesday if he passes a...

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Newcastle sign Spanish striker Joselu from Stoke

Rafael Benitez's frustration at missing out on several transfer targets abated a little as Spanish striker Joselu on Wednesday agreed a move to Newcastle United f...

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Spaniard Jese joins Stoke on loan from PSG

Spanish forward Jese has joined Stoke City on a season-long loan from Paris Saint-Germain, the two clubs announced on Wednesday. The post Spaniard Jese joins Stoke on loan fro...

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Bolt set for Man U debut

Sprint sensation, USAIN Bolt, has signed for Manchester United — to play a charity football match against Barcelona. The post Bolt set for Man U debut appeared first on Vang...

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No progress on Sanchez talks – Wenger

Alexis Sanchez and Arsenal remain at an impasse over new contract talks, manager Arsene Wenger said on Wednesday. The post No progress on Sanchez talks – Wen...

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Dortmund’s Schuerrle out for month with thigh injury

World Cup-winner Andre Schuerrle is set to miss the first four weeks of the new season after tearing his thigh muscle, Borussia Dortmund confirmed on Wednesday. The post Dortm...

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No progress on Sanchez talks – Wenger

Alexis Sanchez and Arsenal remain at an impasse over new contract talks, manager Arsene Wenger said on Wednesday. Wenger’s admission will only heighten specu...

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Stoke loan Jese from PSG

Spanish forward Jese has joined Stoke City on a season-long loan from Paris Saint-Germain, the two clubs announced on Wednesday. “Jese was a man in demand wh...

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SuperCup: Madrid wait for Ronaldo appeal

Real Madrid expect today the final word by the Spanish Football Federation on the appeal lodged by the club on the five match ban on star player, Cristiano Ronaldo. The post S...

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Tevez expected back in China after treatment – Shenhua

Shanghai Shenhua denied suggestions that Carlos Tevez’s career in China was over and said Wednesday they expected him to return after the Argentine went home...

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SuperCup: Madrid wait for Ronaldo appeal

Real Madrid expect today the final word by the Spanish Football Federation on the appeal lodged by the club on the five match ban on star player, Cristiano Ronaldo. Coach Zine...

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Blame Govt not coaches for our poor show — Okon

Former sprinter and coach, Gabriel Okon who was in charge of technical matters in Nigeria’s participation at the IAAF World Championships in London, has insisted that poor p...

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What you sow is what you reap! Ebewele slams Nigerian Sports

The woeful performance of Nigerian athletes at the just concluded 2017 IAAF Athletics World Championships in London has come under severe scrutiny from former commissioner of...

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Rohr confident of Enyeama Eagles’ return

’TanaAiyejina Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has expressed optimism over the return of Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama to the national team but ruled him out of the crucial...

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Barca lack firepower without Neymar –Busquets

Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets reiterated his call for the club’s board to strengthen in the transfer market on Tuesday, but warned replacing the departed Neymar will...

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TMC brings Venus’ fashion brand to Africa

Tennis star Venus Williams’ fashion brand, EleVen By Venus Williams, has collaborated with leading West Africa creative talent agency, Temple Management Company, as it expan...

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AITEO Cup: Clubs to share gate revenue

Organisers have announced that clubs in this year’s AITEO Cup competition would share the proceeds from the turnstiles, after the host Football Association would have deduct...

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Future Eagles tackle Morocco U-15 in friendly

The U-15 national team, Future Eagles, will on Wednesday and Thursday play two international friendly matches against their Moroccan counterparts in Rabat, Morocco. Both teams...

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West Brom sign Everton midfielder Barry

West Bromwich Albion signed former England midfielder Gareth Barry from Everton for an undisclosed fee on Tuesday. The post West Brom sign Everton midfielder Barry appeared fi...

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Everton set to seal Sigurdsson swoop

Everton have finally agreed a deal to sign Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson for around £45 million ($57 million), according to reports on Tuesday. The post Everton set to...

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Ronaldo ban sours Madrid’s march towards more silverware

Cristiano Ronaldo is banned, but it would take a huge upset for Real Madrid's trophy-winning streak to be ended by Barcelona on Wednesday (kick off 2100GMT) as th...

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ICYMI: Chelsea fine Costa for not training

Chelsea have fined Diego Costa two weeks’ wages for failing to return to training as the dispute over his future rumbles on, according to reports. Costa, who remains in his...

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Barca lack firepower without Neymar – Busquets

Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets reiterated his call for the club's board to strengthen in the transfer market on Tuesday, but warned replacing the departed N...

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Neymar becomes Handicap International ambassador

Neymar-mania, which has engulfed France, landed briefly in neighbouring Switzerland on Tuesday where the Brazilian star became Handicap International’s first...

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Sharapova receives US Open wildcard

Five-time major champion Maria Sharapova of Russia will play her first Grand Slam event since serving a 15-month doping suspension after receiving a wildcard Tuesday into the...

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