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Lewis Hamilton to miss Sakhir Grand Prix after testing positive for Covid-19

World champion Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for coronavirus and will miss this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain, Formula One’s governing body FIA announced Tuesday. “In accordance with COVID-19 protocols and public health authority guidelines in Bahrain he (Hamilton) is now isolating,” said an FIA statement. “The procedures set out by the FIA andRead More
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Wolves’ Jimenez hopes ‘to return’ after fractured skull

Raul Jimenez says he hoped to be back playing football soon despite the Wolverhampton Wanderers striker suffering a fractured skull in a horrific clash of heads with Arsenal’s David Luiz. The 29-year-old Mexican international tweeted from his hospital bed where he is under observation following an operation. Jimenez received 10 minutes of treatment on theRead More
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Getting sacked does not bother Arsenal’s Arteta

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has brushed aside questions on whether he is concerned about the sack after the club endured its worst start to a season since 1981. Arsenal lost 2-1 at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday, their third successive Premier League defeat. The Gunners are 14th in the table after five losses inRead More
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Cavani investigated by English FA over social media post

Edinson Cavani’s joy at scoring twice for Manchester United on Sunday could be dampened as he is to be investigated by the Football Association over a social media post he subsequently deleted. The 33-year-old Uruguayan striker sent an Instagram post including the Spanish word “negrito” (‘black’) in reply to a message of congratulations after hisRead More
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Okoku lauds mandate to have four NPFL stars in Eagles

Ex-international, Paul Okoku, has welcomed the decision to mandate Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, to include four players from the Nigeria Professional Football League in future Super Eagles squads. Speaking against the backdrop of the recent poor showing of a wholly foreign-based Eagles squad against Sierra Leone in a 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualification double-headerRead More
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NWFL: Edo Queens target success

Edo Queens Football Club of Benin-City captain Osahenoma Igbinovia has reiterated the club’s commitment in winning laurels in the forthcoming 2020/21 Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) season. Captain Osahenoma, told her colleagues during a training session in Abuja to brace up, adding that the only way to get the State government’s attention is by winningRead More
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Dennis faces fine of 100,000 Euros

Emmanuel Dennis should be fined at least 100,000 Euros after he stormed off the team bus for a UEFA Champions League tie, according to a former star of Club Brugge. This week, Dennis caused a huge uproar when he got off the team bus heading for a Champions League clash after he was not allowedRead More
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BOXING: Blockbuster Mike Tyson, Roy Jones Jr bout ends in draw

Ahead of Saturday’s exhibition fight between boxing legends Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr., it was impossible to predict what would happen in the ring. At a combined 105 years of age and with uncertainty over the rules ahead of the event, an already unpredictable situation felt even harder to figure out. But once theRead More
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Delayed Tokyo Olympics to cost additional $1.9bn — Report

The coronavirus-delayed Tokyo Olympics could cost $1.9 billion more than its original budget of $13 billion, a 15 percent increase, a report said Sunday. The Olympics organisers will formally decide the increased budget for the Games as early as mid-December after communicating with the Japanese government and the host city Tokyo, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported,Read More
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Maradona and Nigeria

By Desmond Ekwueme Nigeria is 60…and Diego Armando Maradona who just passed on a couple of days ago was 60. Maradona was born on October 30, 1960….same month and year Nigeria gained her independence from colonial rule. Nigeria got her independence on October 1st, 1960. Maradona featured against Nigeria at USA 94 World Cup. HeRead More
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EPL: FA told to ban Cavani for more than three matches

Watford captain, Troy Deeney, has said Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani should get more than a three-game ban for his Instagram post. The Football Association has launched an investigation into Cavani’s post on social media following United’s 3-2 victory over Southampton on Sunday. The Uruguay striker responded to a post from a friend with ‘Gracias negrito’, …
EPL: FA told to ban Cavani for more than three matches

Champions League: Man United confirm players to miss PSG clash at Old Trafford

Manchester United have confirmed that Luke Shaw and Axel Tuanzebe will miss the Red Devils’ Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night at Old Trafford due to suspension and injury. Tuanzebe is serving a one-match suspension for picking up three bookings, while Shaw is still recovering from a hamstring injury he sustained against …
Champions League: Man United confirm players to miss PSG clash at Old Trafford

Aouar takes decision on leaving Lyon for Arsenal in January

Lyon star, Houssem Aouar, has ruled out any possibility of leaving the club amid links to Arsenal in the January transfer window. Arsenal tried several times to sign Aouar in the summer but was unable to agree to a deal with Lyon, who were demanding a €60million (£55.5m) transfer fee for the midfielder. Aouar ended …
Aouar takes decision on leaving Lyon for Arsenal in January

Champions League: PSG suffer double injury blow ahead of Man United clash

Paris Saint-Germain will be without Mauro Icardi and Pablo Sarabia when they face Manchester United in the Champions League on Wednesday night at Old Trafford due to injuries. GFFN France reports that Icardi has felt adductor pain in the right leg, while Sarabia is suffering from “muscle pain.” The report added that Julian Draxler’s fitness …
Champions League: PSG suffer double injury blow ahead of Man United clash

Lewis Hamilton tests positive for COVID-19

Seven-time Formula One (F1) champion, Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for COVID-19. The official Twitter handle of F1 confirmed the development in a tweet on Monday night. “Lewis Hamilton will miss this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain after a positive test for Covid-19,” F1 tweeted. Hamilton is now self-isolating and will miss this weekend’s …
Lewis Hamilton tests positive for COVID-19

Champion League: Chelsea gets major boost ahead of Sevilla clash

Chelsea has been handed a significant injury boost ahead of their Champions League clash with Sevilla on Wednesday night. Chelsea survived a potential injury nightmare in their 0-0 draw with Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League over the weekend. There was some concern in the second half against Tottenham when Chelsea defender, Ben Chilwell went …
Champion League: Chelsea gets major boost ahead of Sevilla clash

EPL: Highest goal scorers in Premier League after Week 10 See top 13

Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin is clear in the race for the Golden Boot this season with 10 goals after Game Week 10 fixtures. Calvin-Lewin remains top of the scoring charts, despite failing to find the back of the net as they lost 1-0 to Leeds United last weekend. Tottenham Hotspur forward, Heung-Min Son, who did not …
EPL: Highest goal scorers in Premier League after Week 10 See top 13

Leicester City vs Fulham: Brendan Rodgers reveals why his team lost 2-1 at home

Leicester City boss, Brendan Rodgers, has said that Fulham defeated the Foxes 2-1 in the Premier League on Monday night because his team made ‘too many mistakes’ during the encounter against the visitors. Fulham defeated Leicester at the King Power Stadium, thanks to two goals from Ademola Lookman and Ivan Cavaleiro. Harvey Barnes scored a …
Leicester City vs Fulham: Brendan Rodgers reveals why his team lost 2-1 at home

Jay Jay Okocha reveals players Rohr needs to succeed with Super Eagles

Former Nigeria captain, Jay-Jay Okocha, has said the national team needs natural offensive midfielders to succeed. The three-time African champions have not found an attacking midfielder in the mould of Okocha, since the 47-year-old retired in 2006. The Super Eagles have used John Obi Mikel, Joel Obi, Alex Iwobi and recently Joe Aribo in the …
Jay Jay Okocha reveals players Rohr needs to succeed with Super Eagles

EPL: Rio Ferdinand tells Martial, Rashford, Greenwood one area to learn from Cavani

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has urged forwards, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood to learn from their fellow teammate, Edinson Cavani’s movement. Ferdinand believes Cavani, who scored two goals and provided an assist in Man United’s 3-2 win at Southampton on Sunday, possesses the type of killer instinct that has been missing at …
EPL: Rio Ferdinand tells Martial, Rashford, Greenwood one area to learn from Cavani

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