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Djokovic braced for unhappy Nadal and Roland Garros demons

Novak Djokovic will renew his love-hate relationship with Roland Garros in the knowledge that it is himself rather than seemingly unsettled 12-time champion Rafael Nadal who could pose the greatest threat to winning a second Paris title and 18th Grand Slam crown. The only man to beat Djokovic in 2020 is Djokovic after the Serb’sRead More
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Wife’s alleged plot to kill footballer husband backfires horribly

Turkish football WAG Yagmur Asik has been accused of plotting to have her husband murdered by a $1.2 million hitman, according to reports. Yagmur, 27, married ex-Turkey international Emre Asik in 2012, with the couple since having three children together. But after Yagmur was accused of having an affair, Asik, 46, began the process ofRead More
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Rivers Real Madrid academy to produce future generation of stars — Iyaye

Rivers Sports Commissioner, Boma Iyaye says the State-owned Real Madrid Football Academy in Port Harcourt will produce a future generation of football superstars comparable to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Iyaye stated this when he visited the Academy ahead of official resumption, on his way to the Rivers United Football Club Camp, shortly after inspectingRead More
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PHOTOS: Atletico confirm arrival of Luis Suarez for £5.5m from Barcelona

Atletico Madrid have signed striker Luis Suarez from La Liga rivals Barcelona for £5.5m on a two-year deal. Suarez, 33, had one more year to run on the contract he signed with Barca in 2016 but was told by new head coach Ronald Koeman last month that he was not part of his plans. HeRead More
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Bosso, Amoo, others appointed to head technical crew, national teams

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has appointed Ladan Bosso, Christopher Danjuma and several other coaches as members of new technical crews of a number of its national teams. Ademola Olajire, NFF’s Director of Communications, in a statement on Friday in Abuja said Bosso would head the technical crew of the Flying Eagles, the national under-20Read More
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Gabriel Jesus adds to Manchester City’s injury woes

Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus is set to be sidelined until at least the middle of next month after he was withdrawn from Brazil’s squad to face Bolivia and Peru in their opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers. The nature of Jesus’ injury has not been disclosed, although the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) confirmed in aRead More
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9 Kwara United FC players test positive for Covid-19

No fewer than nine people in Kwara United FC of Ilorin have tested positive to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. An official of the state’s Technical Committee on COVID-19, who pleaded anonymity revealed this in an interview with NAN on Friday in Ilorin. The official told NAN that amongRead More
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Moyes to take charge of West Ham despite self-isolation

West Ham assistant boss Alan Irvine has confirmed David Moyes will still manage the team for Sunday’s game against Wolves even though he is self-isolating at home after testing positive for coronavirus. The Hammers boss, and players Issa Diop and Josh Cullen, had to leave the London Stadium on Tuesday after they received positive testsRead More
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Messi chides Barcelona over Suarez exit

Lionel Messi bid an emotional farewell on Friday to Luis Suarez, the day after the Uruguayan striker had said tearful goodbyes to Barcelona after the club sent him to Atletico Madrid. “Today I went into the dressing room and the awful truth hit me,” Messi posted on Instagram, before renewing his criticism of club management.Read More
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Arsenal can face Liverpool with confidence, says Arteta

Mikel Arteta believes Liverpool are getting “better and better” but says Arsenal must go to Anfield believing they can win after two straight victories against Jurgen Klopp’s men. Arsenal have a maximum six points from their first two league matches of the season but face the ultimate test of their character against the Premier LeagueRead More
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Real Betis vs Real Madrid: Zidane’s squad for LaLiga clash confirmed

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has released a 22-man squad to tackle Real Betis in today’s La Liga fixture. Zidane omitted forward, Eden Hazard from the squad to face Betis at the Benito Villamarín Stadium. The Frenchman announced the list in a post through the club’s official website. Zidane’s men head to the game after …
Real Betis vs Real Madrid: Zidane’s squad for LaLiga clash confirmed

UFC: Nigerian-born, Isreal Adesanyan issues strong warning to Paulo Costa ahead of fight

Nigerian-born UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, has issued a warning to his opponent, Paulo Costa, ahead of their fight at the Yas Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Sunday. The 31-year-old, who has won 19 professional MMA fights and recorded no loss, said he would unleash himself like Jet Li on Costa, adding …
UFC: Nigerian-born, Isreal Adesanyan issues strong warning to Paulo Costa ahead of fight

Lyon reduce transfer fee for Aouar as Arsenal close in on deal

Lyon have dropped their asking price for Houssem Aouar, with Arsenal closing in on a deal, ESPN reports. The Ligue 1 side will reject the Gunners’ opening £32million bid, but expect them to return with an improved offer. Lyon chiefs initially demanded £55m for Aouar, but have now reduced that figure to between £36-41m, which …
Lyon reduce transfer fee for Aouar as Arsenal close in on deal

Brighton vs Man Utd: Solskjaer set to break EPL record

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is set to equal the club’s Premier League record when his side tackles Brighton on Saturday afternoon. Man United are looking for their first Premier League win of the 2020/21 season in their game against Brighton at the Falmer Stadium. The Red Devils lost 3-1 against Crystal Palace at …
Brighton vs Man Utd: Solskjaer set to break EPL record

EPL: Arsenal told who to sign between Partey, Aouar

Arsenal legend, Liam Brady, has urged the club to make a transfer move for Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey over Lyon’s Houssem Aouar. Partey, Aouar have all been linked with a move to Arsenal this summer. But Brady believes Partey would be great for Arsenal, adding that the Ghana international’s profile is more fit for Mikel …
EPL: Arsenal told who to sign between Partey, Aouar

EPL: Michael Owen predicts Chelsea vs West Brom, Brighton vs Man United

Former England striker, Michael Owen, has predicted Chelsea to beat West Brom in today’s Premier League fixture at the Hawthorns Stadium. Owen also backed Manchester United to defeat Brighton at the Falmer Stadium. Writing in his column for BetVictor, Owen said: “With heavy defeats against Leicester and Everton in their opening two games, there is …
EPL: Michael Owen predicts Chelsea vs West Brom, Brighton vs Man United

West Brom vs Chelsea: Lampard speaks on starting Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has said that both Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell are in good condition to start in his side’s Premier League clash against West Brom on Saturday evening. Silva and Chilwell made their Chelsea debuts in their 6-0 victory against Barnsley in the Carabao Cup third-round tie on Wednesday. When asked at …
West Brom vs Chelsea: Lampard speaks on starting Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell

Brighton vs Man Utd: Solskjaer blasts Red Devils’ fans over Van de Beek

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has blasted supporters who feel Donny Van de Beek is not enough to improve his squad this summer. The Dutch midfielder arrived at Old Trafford for a fee around £40 million this month. However, fans are still frustrated that the 23-year-old remains the only business United have done so …
Brighton vs Man Utd: Solskjaer blasts Red Devils’ fans over Van de Beek

Cote d’Ivoire withdraws from Super Eagles friendly

The Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire have pulled out of a friendly with Nigeria, which was scheduled to be played next month. The Super Eagles were to face the Ivorians and Tunisia’s Carthage Eagles within four days in Austria, in preparation for their Africa Cup of Nations double header against Sierra Leone in November. However, their …
Cote d’Ivoire withdraws from Super Eagles friendly

Nine Kwara United FC players test positive to coronavirus

No fewer than nine people in Kwara United FC of Ilorin have tested positive to the dreaded coronavirus disease. An official of the state’s Technical Committee on COVID-19, who pleaded anonymity, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen on Friday in Ilorin, NAN reports. The source said 45 people were tested in the club, but …
Nine Kwara United FC players test positive to coronavirus

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