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French Dakar Rally rider dies from injuries after fall: organisers

French motorcycle rider Pierre Cherpin has died from his injuries after a fall during the Dakar Rally, becoming the notoriously perilous race’s first fatality this year, organisers said on Friday. “During his transfer by medical plane from Jeddah to France, Pierre Cherpin died from the injuries caused by his fall… on January 10th,” a statementRead More
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‘Anything can happen’ with Tokyo Olympics: Japan minister

A Japanese cabinet minister admitted Friday that “anything can happen” with the coronavirus-postponed Tokyo Olympics, becoming the first senior official to concede uncertainty about the Games as Japan and other countries battle a surge in cases. Taro Kono, minister for administrative and regulatory reform, did not rule out the possibility of the Olympics being cancelled,Read More
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Tomori’s future is at Chelsea, Lampard insists

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has reiterated that defender Fikayo Tomori’s long-term future remains at the London club. England defender Tomori has been earmarked for a loan switch away from Stamford Bridge this month, with AC Milan, Leeds and Newcastle all interested. Tomori has made just four first-team appearances this season, with Chelsea eyeing a loanRead More
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WAFU-U17: Lawan tasks Eaglets to defeat Burkina Faso

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has urged Golden Eaglets to go all out and ensure that they defeat their Burkina Faso counterparts in Friday’s semi-final encounter of the ongoing WAFU U-17 championship taking place in Togo. He urged the team to focus on the record already set by the country in U-17 football both atRead More
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Pressure piles on Lampard, as Chelsea reportedly hold talks with candidates

A report claims that Chelsea have held talks with several candidates as they prepare to give Frank Lampard the boot at Stamford Bridge. The Blues have only mustered four points from a possible 18 in the Premier League over the last six matches, having looked like possible title contenders earlier on in the season. TheRead More
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NPFL: Eguma blames fatigue for Wikki Tourist loss

The Technical Adviser of high-flying Rivers United FC, Stanley Eguma, on Thursday said that fatigue was responsible for the team’s loss against Wikki Tourist FC of Bauchi in the Match Day 4 of the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). The Media Officer of the Club, Mayuku Charles, in a statement in Lagos, quoted EgumaRead More
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In-form Foden is natural fit for England, says Guardiola

Phil Foden should be an automatic pick for England at this year’s delayed European Championship after his outstanding season so far, says Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola. The 20-year-old midfielder scored his eighth goal of the season as City beat Premier League strugglers Brighton 1-0 on Wednesday — their seventh successive win in all competitions.Read More
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Foden on target as City see out Brighton 1-0

Manchester City extended their unbeaten Premier League run after Phil Foden’s first-half goal secured a comfortable 1-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion. Foden found the back of the net a minute before half-time and that proved to be enough for Pep Guardiola’s men to make it eight games without defeat – including four straightRead More
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NPFL: Dakkada snap up 1-0 win against FC IfeanyiUbah

FC IfeanyiUbah of Nnewi on Sunday, lost their Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) MatchDay 3 by 1-0 against Dakkada FC of Uyo inside the main bowl of the FC Ifeanyi Ubah Stadium. A 29th-minute goal scored by Nnamdi Mejuobi in his first start for Dakkada turned out to be the only goal and talking pointRead More
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NPFL: Ahmed, Sani shine as Katsina United edge Adamawa United

A goal in each half by Rasheed Ahmed ensured Katsina United subdued their guests, Adamawa United in one of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) MatchDay 3 games played at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium on Sunday. Faisal Sani delivered both assists in a similar fashion as Rasheed headed in the first on 42 minutes and baggedRead More
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Liverpool vs Man Utd: How United will send shockwaves through Premier League – Carragher

Sky Sports pundit, Jamie Carragher, has said Manchester United will send shockwaves through the Premier League, if they beat Liverpool on Sunday. Jurgen Klopp’s men have lost fun in recent weeks, while United are top of the table three points ahead. A win for the Red Devils at Anfield, would see them open up a …
Liverpool vs Man Utd: How United will send shockwaves through Premier League – Carragher

EPL: How Mourinho helped Man Utd in getting more penalties

Manchester United striker, Marcus Rashford, has admitted that Jose Mourinho urged him to be more “savvy” in order to win more penalties for the club. Recently, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp mocked United’s high penalty count, by claiming that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side had been awarded more spot-kicks in the last two years than his team. …
EPL: How Mourinho helped Man Utd in getting more penalties

Fulham vs Chelsea: Lampard issues new ban to his players

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, will lead a clampdown on goal celebrations by ordering his players to practise new routines in training. Lampard is ready to ban group hugs in training, in a bid to follow a new Premier League COVID-19 crackdown on celebrations. Premier League bosses are holding meetings with captains, PFA reps and managers …
Fulham vs Chelsea: Lampard issues new ban to his players

Transfer: Arteta gives update on Ozil’s departure after 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has given an update on Mesut Ozil’s imminent move to Fenerbahce. Arteta has frozen Ozil out his squad for the 2020/2021 season. The 32-year-old has not played a single minute for the Gunners and is widely expected to leave in the current transfer window. On Wednesday, Fenerbahce sporting director Emre Belozoglu …
Transfer: Arteta gives update on Ozil’s departure after 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace

Spanish Super Cup: What Zidane said about Hazard as Real Madrid crash out

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has pleaded for more patience with Eden Hazard, after he struggled to make an impact in their 2-1 defeat to Athletic Club in the Spanish Super Cup semi-final on Thursday. Two first-half goals from Raul Garcia was enough to give the Basque side victory, despite Karim Benzema’s strike in the …
Spanish Super Cup: What Zidane said about Hazard as Real Madrid crash out

Spanish Super Cup: Zidane reacts as Real Madrid crash out

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has insisted that his team’s exit from the Spanish Supercopa at the hands of Athletic Bilbao is not “a failure.” The holders crashed out on Thursday night after losing 2-1 to Athletic Bilbao in the second semi-final. Raul Garcia scored a first-half to give the Basque club the lead, before …
Spanish Super Cup: Zidane reacts as Real Madrid crash out

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace: Arteta reveals why Gunners failed to win

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has blamed fatigue for their 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace on Thursday night. The Gunners had won three straight matches in the Premier League, but could find no pick up a fourth against Palace. Arteta’s men dominated possession in the second half, but failed to give goalkeeper Vicente Guaita much to …
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace: Arteta reveals why Gunners failed to win

Didier Drogba’s marriage of 10 years crashes

Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba’s marriage to his wife, Lalla Diakite has crashed. He announced his separation from his wife after twenty years on Instagram. This comes after video of Drogba with another woman went viral on social media recently. In the footage, which a representative claimed had been hacked, the ex-Ivory Coast striker was seen …
Didier Drogba’s marriage of 10 years crashes

EPL: New signing names two trophies he’ll help Manchester United win

Manchester United new signing, Amad Diallo has said he hopes to help the club win the English Premier League and the Champions League. The 18-year-old forward had remained in Italy after signing for United last season but has now joined the Red Devils this January. He also named a fellow Ivorian in United ranks, Eric …
EPL: New signing names two trophies he’ll help Manchester United win

Spanish Super Cup: Real Madrid crash out, Barcelona to face Athletic Bilbao in final

Real Madrid are out of the Spanish Super Cup, after they lost 2-1 to Athletic Bilbao on Thursday night. Raul Garcia scored twice in the first half, to give Athletic a deserved lead at the break. Although Karim Benzema pulled one back, the holders could not find a second goal to drag the game into …
Spanish Super Cup: Real Madrid crash out, Barcelona to face Athletic Bilbao in final

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