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TENNIS PLAYER, SERENA WILLIAMS KNOCKED OUT OF ON-GOING AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Tennis star, Serena Williams says she “did not choke” after missing four match points before succumbing to Czech seventh seed Karolina Pliskova in a dramatic Australian Open quarter-final.

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LEAGUE MANAGEMENT COMPANY POSTPONES FOUR NPFL MATCHES

The League Management Company has stood by its words to begin the 2018/19 season of the Nigeria Professional Football League on Sunday after it released the fixtures for the first matchday yesterday. The abridged season of the NPFL is expected to hold between January and May with 24 teams in two groups. Following the conclusion […]

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FORMER SUPER EAGLES COACH CANVASSES EFFORT TO REVIVE NIGERIAN LEAGUE

Former Super Eagles striker and coach, Samson Siasia has charged the Nigeria Football Federation and the League Management Company to urgently intervene and chart a way forward for the Nigeria Professional Football League and the Nigeria National League ( NNL) season. The 2017/2018 season was halted in the heat of the power tussle between NFF […]

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19TH NATIONAL SPORTS FESTIVAL OFFICIALLY OPENS IN ABUJA TODAY

Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung says a total of 8,861 athletes and officials are taking part in the 19th National Sports Festival in Abuja. Dalung said the participants were drawn from 35 states. Only Ebonyi State is not participating in the Games, which begin today and ends on December 16. President Muhammadu […]

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FORMER EAGLES STAR ETUHU FACES TRIAL IN SWEDEN OVER MATCH-FIXING

Former Premier League soccer player, Dickson Etuhu goes on trial in a Swedish court today to face a charge of match- fixing, which he denies. Etuhu played at the 2010 World Cup for Nigeria and had a lengthy career in England for Manchester City, Preston North End, Norwich, Sunderland, Fulham and Blackburn Rovers before moving […]

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SUPER FALCONS COACH UNDER PRESSURE AHEAD OF CAMEROON AWCON CLASH

Super Falcons coach, Thomas Dennerby admitted that he was under little bit of tension ahead of today’s semi-final clash between Nigeria and Cameroon, after coming to terms with the level of rivalry between the two nations in the African Women Cup of Nations football contest. Nigeria has played against Cameroon 11 times in the AWCON. […]

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SUPER EAGLES TO RETURN TO UYO CAMP AHEAD OF CAMEROON AFCON CLASH

Nigeria’s Super Eagles will return to their Uyo camp for their Africa Cup of Nations build-up, and most likely travel from the Akwa Ibom State capital to neighbouring Cameroon for the continental soccer showpiece in June 2019. Speculation has been on already that the Eagles would most likely play their last match of the AFCON […]

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SUPER FALCONS COACH PROMISES TO SECURE WORLD CUP TICKET

Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby says he remains optimistic that the eight-time African Women Cup of Nations champions would secure a ticket to the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France. The coach made this known in a conference ahead of the team’s game against Zambia at the ongoing 2018 AWCON in Ghana.

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WORLD CUP WINNER JAILED OVER ARMS, MAFIA LINKS

Former Juventus and Italy striker Vincenzo Iaquinta has been sentenced to two years in prison as part of a mafia trial, Football Italia reports.

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Real Madrid sack Julen Lopetegui as manager

Real Madrid have sacked Julen Lopetegui as manager after four and a half months in charge at the Bernabeu. The Spaniard succeeded Zinedine Zidane in June but the crushing 5-1 El Clasico defeat by Barcelona on Sunday was their fifth loss in six games. Real, Champions League winners for the past three years, are ninth […]

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