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Police probe alleged racist attack on Man City’s Sterling

British police are investigating an alleged racially aggravated assault on Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling before the Premier League leaders’ victory...

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I have unfinished business with Man Utd – Van Gaal

Firebrand football manager Louis van Gaal says he is “most likely done as a coach” but would step back into the ring for one exception: a c...

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PHOTOS: Henry Thiery crowned ‘Igwe of football’

Football legend, Henry Thiery, was on Sunday crowned ‘Igwe of football’  by an Igbo group in Nigeria. The Arsenal legend who is on a visi...

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PHOTOS: Henry Thiery ‘crowned’ Igwe of football

Football legend, Henry Thiery, who is popularly referred to as ‘Igwe’ by Arsenal fans, was on Sunday crowned ‘Igwe of football.’ The Ar...

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Morocco 2018: Eagles intensify build-up in Abuja

The Super Eagles B have moved camp to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja for the next phase of preparations for the 2018 African Nations Championship taking place in Morocco...

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Kanu was an underrated player – Henry

Former Arsenal and Barcelona forward, Thierry Henry, has described Nigerian legend and ex-teammate, Nwankwo Kanu, has the most technically gifted African player he played wit...

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Porto win race to sign Eagles midfielder

Festus Abu Portuguese Primeira Liga giants Porto have reportedly won the race to sign Nigeria’s Oghenekaro Etebo from   their struggling rivals Feirense during  the Janua...

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Pillars, Bulls out of FIBA ACC

Idris Adesina Nigeria’s two representatives Kano Pillars and Gombe Bulls are out of the 2017 FIBA Africa Champions Cup in Tunisia after losing their final group matches. How...

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Gotv boxing: Organisers promise security

’Tana Aiyejina Organisers of GOtv Boxing Night 13 Flykite Promotions have assured fans  adequate security at  Landmark Centre, Victoria Island Annex, Lagos, venue for the...

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Nigerian women wrestlers shine in South Africa

Idris Adesina Nigeria ended  the 2017 Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in South Africa on Sunday with  one gold, two silver and one bronze. Five wrestlers Kemasuodei Dre...

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Nigerian women wrestlers shine in S’Africa

Idris Adesina Nigeria ended  the 2017 Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in South Africa on Sunday with  one gold, two silver and one bronze. Five wrestlers Kemasuodei Dre...

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Brazilian star Kaka announces retirement

Former Brazilian World Cup champion Kaka announced his retirement as a player Sunday, suggesting that a management career at his old club AC Milan could be on the cards. &...

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Lukaku, Lingard strike as United beat West Brom

Goals from Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard gave Manchester United a 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion on Sunday as Jose Mourinho’s men kept their faint title...

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Barca reach agreement with Griezmann

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has met with the family of Atletico Madrid’s star forward Antoine Griezmann ahead of a possible summer move, sports...

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Ruthless Man City won’t let up – Jesus

Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus has warned his side’s rivals that the Premier League leaders won’t become complacent as they surge to...

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I would have been an excellent footballer if I had a good coach –Amaju Pinnick

President, Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, speaks with OLUSHOLA RICKETTS about his experience managing Nigerian football, his family and other related matters What...

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I’m working on my games village legacy— Chioma Ajunwa-Opara

Chioma Ajunwa-Opara,MON, is a former athlete who also doubles as a police officer. In this interview, she speaks about her illustrious career in sports, the Force and her fami...

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Uruguay 2018: Flamingoes advance to final round

Alexander Okere The Flamingoes on Saturday ended their return leg match against Ethiopia in the African qualifiers for the Uruguay 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in a goal...

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Young sprinters target athletics glory

‘TANA AIYEJINA Their performance stood them out at the recent annual inter-house sports competition of International School, Lagos. Despite representing different teams at t...

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After playing for Holland, I’m ready for Eagles — Owobowale

NEC Nijmegen versatile player, Segun Owobowale, who has represented Holland at youth levels tells ’TANA AIYEJINA in this interview about his desire to play for Nigeria, his...

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Ronaldo fires Madrid to Club World Cup glory

Cristiano Ronaldo’s superb free-kick gave Real Madrid a 1-0 win over Grêmio as the Spanish champions retained their FIFA Club World Cup title in Abu Dhabi. Ronaldo, who won...

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Maradona lauds ‘revelation’ Mbappe

Argentina great Diego Maradona praised Kylian Mbappe on Friday as “the revelation of football” after the French teenage sensation’s spectacular rise to stardom. Mbappe,...

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Ndidi sees red on birthday … as Palace maul Leicester 3-0

Crystal Palace climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone as they outplayed Claude Puel’s resurgent Leicester to seal a rare away win. Christian Benteke cost Palace v...

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Netanyahu slams Iran for forcing wrestler to avoid Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said Iran forcing their wrestler to lose a bout in order to avoid competing against an Israeli perfectly summed up the regime’s...

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Rainoil Tennis Open ends in Lagos

The maiden Rainoil Tennis Open ends on Sunday at the Clay Courts of the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Ikeja. The tournament, which started on December 8, has provided excitements an...

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Rugby federation to release draft constitution

’TANA AIYEJINA The Nigerian Rugby Football Federation is set to release a draft constitution as the new board members aim to return the sport to its glory days. NRFF preside...

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Latest English Premier League table (WK 18)

English Premier League table after Saturday’s matches (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): Man City       18 17 1  0 56 12 52...

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Bundesliga: Drama in Stuttgart as Bayern go 11 points clear

Thomas Mueller came off the bench to score the winner and Sven Ulreich saved a 95th-minute penalty as Bayern Munich won 1-0 at VfB Stuttgart on Saturday to go 11 points clear...

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EPL: De Bruyne makes it sweet 16 for awesome Man City

Kevin De Bruyne produced another virtuoso performance as Manchester City crushed Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 on Saturday to register a record-extending 16th consecutive Premier Leag...

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BREAKING: Real Madrid beat Gremio to retain Club World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo’s second-half free-kick ensured Real Madrid picked up a fifth trophy of 2017 by beating Gremio 1-0 in Abu Dhabi on Saturday to retain the C...

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Real Madrid beat Gremio to retain Club World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo’s second-half free-kick ensured Real Madrid picked up a fifth trophy of 2017 by beating Gremio 1-0 in Abu Dhabi on Saturday to retain the C...

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Latest English Premier League table

English Premier League table after Stoke v West Ham match (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): Man City       17 16 1  0 52 11 49 Man Utd   ...

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EPL: Alonso edges Chelsea past Southampton

Marco Alonso’s free-kick on the stroke of half-time gave champions Chelsea their second Premier League win of the week with a 1-0 victory over Southampton on...

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Chelsea sink Saints, Ozil cracker downs Newcastle

Chelsea kept their faint Premier League title hopes alive with a 1-0 win over Southampton, while Mesut Ozil’s stunning strike fired Arsenal to a 1-0 victory...

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Stoke’s clash with West Ham delayed after power failure

Stoke’s Premier League clash with West Ham was delayed on Saturday after a “major power outage” at the bet365 Stadium. Ma...

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EPL: Benteke ends Crystal Palace’s 14-game goal drought

Christian Benteke ended a 14-match goal drought with a 19th minute header for strugglers Crystal Palace in their Premier League clash with Leicester on Saturday. It was Crysta...

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Ligue 1: Monaco hit four to stay in PSG chase

Reigning French champions Monaco eased past struggling Saint-Etienne 4-0 on Friday to stay on PSG’s tail with the highly coveted Fabinho and Thomas Lemar amo...

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Mourinho faces Ibrahimovic dilemma for West Brom clash

Jose Mourinho must decide whether now is the time to recall Zlatan Ibrahimovic to his starting line-up as Manchester United prepare to visit West Brom in the Premier League on...

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How Eagles can succeed in Russia – Taribo

’Tana Aiyejina Former Nigeria  centre-back Taribo West says the  Super Eagles will be a force to reckon with at  the Russia 2018 World Cup if  the national team coach Ge...

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Flamingoes target victory over Ethiopia

Head Coach BalaNikyu says his Nigeria U-17 girls, Flamingoes, are prepared to beat their Ethiopian opponents to guarantee a place in the final round of African qualifiers for...

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Six wrestlers stranded in Nigeria, miss C’wealth tourney

Idris Adesina Six of the 11 wrestlers scheduled to take part in the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in South Africa were stranded in the country on Friday, our correspond...

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Kanu, Diouf in charity match for Boko Haram victims

Nigeria’s former Arsenal striker Nwankwo Kanu led a team of African all-stars in a charity football match on Thursday, to raise money for people displaced by the Boko Haram...

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NBA, Solektra seal lighting deal

’Tana Aiyejina The National Basketball Association and Solektra International, an energy solutions company investing in economic growth and employment in Africa, on Friday a...

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FIFA threatens to bar Spain from World Cup

The governing body of world football confirmed on Friday that it has written to the Spanish federation (RFEF) warning they could be suspended form the 2018 World Cup because o...

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Walker needs brains, says Guardiola

Kyle Walker has been told by Pep Guardiola he is physically one of the best full-backs in the world, but needs to improve his football brain to maintain his form into his thir...

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AC Milan faces UEFA financial fair-play penalties

AC Milan face penalties from UEFA after European football’s governing body said Friday it had failed to strike a deal with the Italian club over its spending...

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NBB of C endorses Anthony Joshua’s planned homecoming

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja  The President of Nigerian Boxing Board of Control, Dr. Rafiu Ladipo, has endorsed plans by a firm, Peel Aston Global to sponsor the visit of boxing...

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Wenger desperate for win in race for Champions League places

Arsene Wenger knows Arsenal cannot afford another slip-up when they face Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium aiming to end a damaging run of three Premier League games without a...

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Ligue 1: Neymar ready to face Rennes says Emery

Neymar, who made a three-day trip to Brazil earlier in the week, should be ready to play for Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 this weekend, manager Unai Emery said on Friday. Ne...

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Morata cannot be compared to Drogba – Conte

Spanish striker Alvaro Morata cannot be compared to Chelsea icon Didier Drogba, the Premier League champions’ coach Antonio Conte said on Friday. Morata &...

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Morata should not be compared to Drogba – Conte

Spanish striker Alvaro Morata cannot be compared to Chelsea icon Didier Drogba, the Premier League champions’ coach Antonio Conte said on Friday. Morata &...

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Man United’s Bailly set for ankle surgery

Jose Mourinho confirmed on Friday that Manchester United defender Eric Bailly will be forced to undergo surgery that will keep him out for up to three months. Bailly, so domin...

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Brazilian football chief, Del Nero, given 90-day ban

FIFA handed Brazilian football confederation president Marco Polo Del Nero a 90-day ban from all football activities on Friday. The 76-year-old, a former member of the FIFA Co...

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BREAKING: Brazilian football chief, Del Nero, given 90-day ban

FIFA handed Brazilian football confederation president Marco Polo Del Nero a 90-day ban from all football activities on Friday. The 76-year-old, a former member of the FIFA Co...

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Kylian Mbappe, ‘the revelation of football’ — Maradona

Argentina great Diego Maradona praised Kylian Mbappe on Friday as “the revelation of football” after the French teenage sensation&amp...

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