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target=_blank rel=noopener>Djokovic defeats Medvedev to win Australian Open
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic has won a record-extending ninth Australian Open and 18th grand slam with a 7-5 6-2 6-2 victory over Russia’s Daniil Medvedev. His latest triumph in Melbourne has brought the 33-year-old world number one Djokovic to within two of the record mark of 20 major wins shared by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.Read More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Bayern Munich stunned by Eintracht Frankfurt in spite of Lewandowski’s season 26th
Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Amin Younes scored a superb goal and helped to create another as his team beat Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich 2-1 on Saturday. The win helped them to stay on course for a UEFA Champions League spot. Bayern Munich remain on 49 points, with second-placed RB Leipzig, who have 44 points, in actionRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Everton end long wait for derby win over Liverpool
Everton enjoyed their first Premier League win at Liverpool since 1999 with a 2-0 victory at Anfield, condemning Juergen Klopp’s fading champions to a fourth straight home defeat. The win moved seventh-placed Everton, who had not won in 20 attempts in the league against their Merseyside rivals, level with Liverpool on 40 points. Brazilian RicharlisonRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>The Dream Academy – the future of grassroots sports development
It is most unlikely that many would be familiar with the name of a town called Ileogbo. I never heard about it until a few months ago, when I was appointed as a consultant to work on a project sited in Ileogbo in Osun State.
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Sam Onyeaka: Why Insurance hit Rangers 3-0 in 1978
Sam Onyeaka was one of the stormtroopers who made Enugu Rangers African Winners Cup champions in 1977. A veteran of many battles, he survived the Civil War,
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target=_blank rel=noopener>NSSF plans maiden board games championships
The Nigeria School Sports Federation (NSSF) will soon organise its first Board Championships nationwide, the federation’s President, Olabisi Joseph, said on Thursday in Lagos.
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Juventus goalkeeper Buffon fined for blasphemy
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was on Thursday fined 5,000 euros ($6,000) by the Italian Football Federation for blasphemy. The 43-year-old Italian World Cup winner, who escaped a ban for the offence, was overheard using a “blasphemous expression” towards teammate Manolo Portanova during Juve’s 4-0 league win over Parma on December 19. Buffon, who holds theRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Wikki FC players escape death in road accident as bus burns to ashes
By Charly Agwam – Bauchi The players of Wikki Tourists Football Club of Bauchi State escaped death on Thursday morning as the bus conveying the team to Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom State for a match fixture with Dakada United of Akwa Ibom was involved in an accident. Secretary of the club, Abdullahi IbrahimRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Lesotho wins 34th Ajegunle Mock Nations Cup
By Emmanuel Okogba Two goals were enough for defending champions Lesotho as they brushed aside Ghana to win the 34th Ajegunle Mock Nations Cup on Sunday. The final which was played at the Nigerian Navy playground in Ajegunle was the first since 2019. ALSO READ Bale ‘towards end of career’, admits agent At the resumptionRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>NEWS EXTRA: Porto beat Juventus 2-1
Porto edged Juventus 2-1 in their Champions League last 16, first leg clash Wednesday with the lacklustre Italian giants needing a late goal to grab a lifeline in the tie. Porto’s Iran attacker Mehdi Taremi pounced on an under-hit back-pass from Rodrigo Bentancur to beat Wojciech Szczesny in the Juve goal with barely a minuteRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: Mark Lawrenson predicts Man United vs Newcastle, Arsenal vs Man City
A former Liverpool player, Mark Lawrenson, has backed Manchester United to secure a 2-0 win against Newcastle United in the Premier League on Sunday night at Old Trafford. Lawrenson also predicted Manchester City to beat Arsenal 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday evening. Providing his predictions, Lawrenson told BBC Sport: “Newcastle are the team
EPL: Mark Lawrenson predicts Man United vs Newcastle, Arsenal vs Man City
target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: Why I took Chelsea’s penalty in 1-1 draw against Southampton – Mason Mount
Chelsea star, Mason Mount, has revealed why he took the penalty in his side’s 1-1 draw against Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday. Mount’s penalty and Takumi Minamino’s strike ensured both Chelsea and Southampton shared a point each at St Mary’s. Jorginho has been a regular penalty-taker for the Blues, but the Italy international
EPL: Why I took Chelsea’s penalty in 1-1 draw against Southampton – Mason Mount
target=_blank rel=noopener>Victor Moses, Semi Ajayi shown red cards
Two Nigerian players, Victor Moses and Semi Ajayi, were given marching orders while featuring for their respective clubs on Saturday. Moses was sent off as Spartak Moscow lost 2-0 to Dinamo Moscow in Russia. With nine minutes left, the Chelsea loanee was given a second yellow card by referee Kirill Levnikov. The 30-year-old had already
Victor Moses, Semi Ajayi shown red cards
target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: Klopp gives reasons for Liverpool’s 16 points behind Man City, surrenders title chase
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that if not for injuries his team would have been challenging for the Premier League title with Manchester City by now. The German suggested that the 2021 is not a “normal season” with his several key players injured for significant stretches. Liverpool have defence trio of Virgil van Dijk,
EPL: Klopp gives reasons for Liverpool’s 16 points behind Man City, surrenders title chase
target=_blank rel=noopener>Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea: Tuchel gives verdicts on Olivier Giroud’s future
Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has said that it is too soon for the club to decide Olivier Giroud’s long-term future at Stamford Bridge. Giroud’s current contract with Chelsea will expire in the summer and it remains to be seen whether the France World Cup winner will be offered a new contract. The former Arsenal star
Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea: Tuchel gives verdicts on Olivier Giroud’s future
target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: Mourinho unveils Tottenham’s hope for current season
Jose Mourinho has insisted that his Tottenham side remain in the hunt for a top-four finish this season. This is despite slipping to ninth on the league table given recent disappointing run of results. Tottenham have failed to win in four of their last five league matches and is falling off the pace in a
EPL: Mourinho unveils Tottenham’s hope for current season
target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL top four: Dimitar Berbatov issues strong warning to Manchester United
Former Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov, has warned that the club could struggle to finish in the top four if the Red Devils continue to drop “unnecessary points” to weaker teams. Man United was held to a surprise 1-1 draw with relegation candidates West Brom at the Hawthorns Stadium last weekend. The Red Devils will
EPL top four: Dimitar Berbatov issues strong warning to Manchester United
target=_blank rel=noopener>LaLiga: We believe we can win title – Real Madrid midfielder, Casemiro
Real Madrid midfielder, Casemiro, has said that Zinedine Zidane’s side believe they can win the La Liga title after his goal earned a 1-0 win at Real Valladolid on Saturday evening. Casemiro’s goal against Valladolid narrowed the gap with leaders Atletico Madrid to just three points on Saturday. The result came after title favourites Atletico
LaLiga: We believe we can win title – Real Madrid midfielder, Casemiro
target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: Thomas Tuchel names Chelsea captains
Thomas Tuchel has named his captains at Chelsea. The German says he is pleased to have Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Jorginho, and Ngolo Kante as Chelsea captains. He also compared Azpilicueta with former Blues captains John Terry and Frank Lampard. Azpilicueta who fell in the pecking order during Lampard’s reign as manager, has seen himself
EPL: Thomas Tuchel names Chelsea captains
target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: Wenger identifies what Liverpool lacks after 2-0 defeat to Everton
Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has said that Liverpool ‘lack belief in everything they do’. Wenger said this while reacting to Liverpool’s 2-0 defeat against Everton in the Premier League on Saturday. Everton inflicted defeat on Jurgen Klopp’s side at Anfield for the first time in 22 years as the Reds slipped to their fourth
EPL: Wenger identifies what Liverpool lacks after 2-0 defeat to Everton
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