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Man City’s Sane steps up return from injury

Leroy Sane ramped up his return from injury as the Manchester City winger played 57 minutes with the club’s under-23 side on Friday. Germany international Sane has not played since suffering a knee ligament injury in the Community Shield against Liverpool in August. Sane, who was PFA Young Player of the Year in City’s 2017-18Read More
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Lewis sinks Leicester to boost Norwich survival bid

Brendan Rodgers admitted he was “bitterly disappointed” to see Kelechi Iheanacho’s goal disallowed before Jamal Lewis fired bottom club Norwich to a 1-0 win over Leicester on Friday. Daniel Farke’s side ended a four-game winless run as they took three points for just the second time in 15 league matches. Norwich were in danger ofRead More
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Man Utd to play Austria’s LASK in Europa League last 16

Manchester United will meet Austrian club LASK in the last 16 of the Europa League, while Wolves were pitted against Olympiakos in Friday’s draw in Nyon. United, who lifted the trophy in 2017, are one of six former champions left in the competition. The first leg will be played in Linz on March 12 withRead More
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Lest we forget: The back-flipping Celestine Babayaro

We take a look at players for whom we have a great deal of lingering fondness, sometimes for reasons unclear. We are putting together quite a collection From where did he appear? He cameth from Anderlecht, where I can glean a small amount of information on his performances for the team in possession of boringRead More
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Klopp insists Liverpool duo are not competing for captain’s role

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are not competing against each other for the current vacant midfield place. Reds captain Jordan Henderson is likely to be sidelined for another couple of weeks, with Keita and Oxlade-Chamberlain vying for his position. Oxlade-Chamberlain made an immediate impact having replaced Keita against West Ham,Read More
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Messi’s like any other player — Courtois

Sunday’s El Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona is one of the most important in recent years. Just two points separate the Spanish giants in the two-horse title race with just 13 matches remaining. A Barca victory would extend their lead to five points and they would take a giant step towards winning La Liga.Read More
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Oboh celebrates Fury’s victory over Wilder

Former British and Commonwealth light-heavyweight boxing champion, Peter Oboh has not stopped celebrating the victory of the new WBC Heavyweight champion of the world Tyson Fury over Deontay Wilder, early hours of Sunday morning. Reacting to the victory, Oboh who had, long before the fight tipped Fury to defeat the loquacious Wilder said, more thanRead More
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THE MATHEMATICAL: National Sports Festival — The greatest Sports show in Africa!

By Segun Odegbami, Brief History From March 22, 2020, the 20th edition of the Nigerian National Sports Festival will begin and Nigeria’s best domestic athletes will converge in the ancient city of Benin, Edo State, for the biggest domestic sports festival in the whole of Africa. This bi-annual celebration of sports, cancelled and postponed onRead More
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WADA cancels symposium over coronavirus concerns

The World Anti-Doping Agency has cancelled its annual symposium and related athlete session in Switzerland over concerns about the coronavirus epidemic. In a statement issued on Friday, Montreal-based WADA said it took the decision based on the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health’s announcement banning large-scale gatherings of more than 1,000 people in Switzerland untilRead More
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Nadal strolls into Acapulco final

Rafael Nadal used a steady stream of blistering forehand winners and a heavy dose of precision serves to book his spot in the ATP Mexico Open final with a convincing 6-3, 6-2 win over Grigor Dimitrov. The two-time tournament champion will be the favorite to claim his third Acapulco title when he faces unseeded TaylorRead More
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Messi vs Ronaldo: Van Basten picks world’s best player

Netherlands legend, Marco van Basten, has said that people who pick Cristiano Ronaldo over Lionel Messi, know nothing about football. The debate over who is the greatest player currently has rumbled on for years. For almost a decade, Messi and Ronaldo were direct rivals in LaLiga with Barcelona and Real Madrid. The Argentine won more
Messi vs Ronaldo: Van Basten picks world’s best player

EPL: Arteta told nine Arsenal players to sell this summer

Former Arsenal player, Perry Groves, has told Mikel Arteta to get rid of up to nine players this summer. This follows the Gunners’ shocking exit from the Europa League in the round of 32. Arsenal won 1-0 at Olympiacos and were favourites to qualify, but lost 2-1 to the Greek side in the reverse fixture.
EPL: Arteta told nine Arsenal players to sell this summer

LaLiga: Sergio Ramos reveals what he really thinks about Messi ahead of El Clasico

Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos, has confessed he holds Barcelona counterpart Lionel Messi in high esteem, despite the rivalry between both clubs. Both players come face to face on Sunday in El Clasico. “I have huge respect for him. I think he’s one of the greatest players in history and I have huge respect for
LaLiga: Sergio Ramos reveals what he really thinks about Messi ahead of El Clasico

EPL: Iheanacho reacts to disallowed goal in Leicester’s 1-0 defeat to Norwich

Leicester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, has insisted the ball did not touch his hand, after he saw a goal ruled out during their 1-0 defeat to Norwich City on Friday night. The decision proved to be a turning point in the game, as Jamal Lewis’ spectacular finish in the 70th minute gave the Canaries maximum
EPL: Iheanacho reacts to disallowed goal in Leicester’s 1-0 defeat to Norwich

EPL: Ozil’s agent opens up about Arsenal future

Erkut Sogut, the agent to Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil, has insisted the player will not leave the club before his current contract expires in 2021. Ozil had been linked with DC United in the Major League Soccer (MLS), but his agent has said there is “no chance” he will leave the Premier League club. “He still
EPL: Ozil’s agent opens up about Arsenal future

VAR: FIFA president, Infantino supports Wenger’s offside proposal

FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, has lent his support to introducing the ‘daylight’ principle to the offside law. Video Assistant Referees (VAR) decisions have caused a lot of controversy in the Premier League, with a few goals chalked off because of very fine offside margins. FIFA’s chief of global football development, Arsene Wenger, last week that
VAR: FIFA president, Infantino supports Wenger’s offside proposal

Coronavirus in Nigeria: Italy-based Nigerian footballer catches disease

An Italian-Nigerian footballer, King Paul Akpan Udoh has contracted the Covid-19, also known as Coronavirus. He becomes the first football player to be infected with coronavirus. He currently plays with Pianese, an Italian division 3 side. The footballer was diagnosed of the disease yesterday and has been quarantined. The 22-year-old, who started his football career
Coronavirus in Nigeria: Italy-based Nigerian footballer catches disease

EPL: Kane could return to play five games this season – Mourinho

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has said Harry Kane is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a hamstring injury. Mourinho, speaking at a press conference on Friday, claimed Kane could play as many as five Premier League games this season. Kane limped off during Spurs’ 1-0 defeat to Southampton on New Year’s Day, with
EPL: Kane could return to play five games this season – Mourinho

EPL: I was angry watching Man Utd – Ighalo

Odion Ighalo has said watching Manchester United struggle after Sir Alex Ferguson retired, made him “angry”. The former Super Eagles striker is a boyhood United fan and signed for the Red Devils in January on a six-month loan. Ighalo is now determined to help put things right as part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad. “So
EPL: I was angry watching Man Utd – Ighalo

EPL: Liverpool ‘could miss out on title’ if league ends because of coronavirus

Liverpool have been given “no guarantees” they will be awarded the Premier League title, if the coronavirus crisis means the season ends prematurely, the UK Telegraph reports. This comes amid fears over the rapid spread of the virus in the UK and around the globe. As well as Jurgen Klopp’s men are not being assured
EPL: Liverpool ‘could miss out on title’ if league ends because of coronavirus

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