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target=_blank rel=noopener>Take politicians off our sports, Prof Bademosi advises government

Former Captain of the Nigerian and West African Cricket teams, Professor Jide Bademosi, has called on the Federal Government to get rid of politicians in the administration of sports in the country.
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Another great Tiger Woods comeback is possible, say experts

Tiger Woods could return to competitive golf within a year, top orthopedic surgeons said on Wednesday, but the road back from serious leg injuries sustained in a car crash will be a long and grueling one. Already credited with one of sport’s great comebacks when he returned from back surgery to win a fifth MastersRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Tiger Woods is awake, with rod, screws, bolts, pins holding shattered leg together

Tiger Woods is ‘awake and responsive’ in LA hospital after having a metal rod inserted into his shattered right leg and screws and pins in his ankle. Tiger Woods was put under general anaesthetic while surgeons repaired his shattered right leg using metal rods, pins and screws following a ‘horror’ crash in South Los AngelesRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Mourinho hopes to leave positive Spurs legacy

Jose Mourinho is confident he will be remembered for the right reasons at Tottenham despite overseeing a collapse in Spurs’ form during his first full season in charge. Mourinho’s men were top of the Premier League in early December but have taken just 12 points in 13 games since to slip to ninth. They areRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Everton secure planning permission for 53,000-capacity stadium

Everton have secured planning permission for a £500 million ($705 million) 53,000-capacity stadium in Liverpool’s docklands as they seek to compete with the Premier League’s “Big Six”. The club, who currently play at Goodison Park, have been English champions nine times in their illustrious history but have not won any silverware since 1995. Chairman BillRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Simona Halep pulls out of Qatar Open

World number three Simona Halep has pulled out of next week’s Qatar Open, organisers of the WTA event announced on Tuesday. The Romanian’s withdrawal follows her Australian Open quarter-final loss to Serena Williams. “Unfortunately I’ve decided to withdraw, I can’t wait to be back in Doha next year,” organisers quoted her as saying on Instagram.Read More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Kenyan Olympic teams set for bubble training ahead of Tokyo

Kenya’s Olympic teams are to start training in specialized bubble camps early March in the run-up to the Tokyo games, officials said on Tuesday. The camps are to start on March 2 and will see athletes confined to specific areas as they train, to counter the spread of Covid-19. “The athletics long-distance runners will beRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Breaking: Super Falcons hammer E/Guinea 9-0 to win Turkish Women’s Cup

By Emmanuel Okogba Nigeria’s Super Falcons strolled past an Equatorial Guinea side in what was a one-sided match from start to finish, making it three wins in three matches and emerging winner of the Turkish Women’s Cup invitational tournament. Oshoala led the charge with four goals, while Glory Ogbonna, Uchenna Kanu, Charity Adule, Payne Oyedupe,Read More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Osimhen returns after nasty head knock at Atalanta

Victor Osimhen is returned to Naples on Monday evening despite the Napoli forward having to be hospitalized after banging his head on the ground during his side’s Serie A defeat at Atalanta. Nigeria striker Osimhen was stretchered off the pitch unconscious towards the end of Sunday’s 4-2 loss in Bergamo after hitting his head followingRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Gundogan central to Man City’s latest Champions League pursuit

Ilkay Gundogan’s free-scoring form has played a major role in Manchester City surging 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League as they close in on a third title in four seasons. However, City’s latest quest for the trophy they most desire restarts this week with the first leg of their Champions LeagueRead More
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target=_blank rel=noopener>LaLiga: Laporta announces names to join him at Barcelona if he wins elections

Barcelona presidential candidate, Joan Laporta, has officially announced the individuals he will work with should he win the elections. Laporta, a former President of the club, along with vice presidential candidate, Rafael Yuste, revealed the two key additions to their project in a press conference on Thursday evening. Former goalkeeper of the club, Victor Valdes,
LaLiga: Laporta announces names to join him at Barcelona if he wins elections

target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL: Mane snubs Salah, names favourite Liverpool teammate

Liverpool forward, Sadio Mane, has picked Roberto Firmino as his “favourite team-mate” at the club. Both players and Mohammed Salah have formed a fearsome front three at Anfield for a few seasons. Although they are stuck in a bad run of form at the moment, Mane remains a big fan of Firmino, who believes does
EPL: Mane snubs Salah, names favourite Liverpool teammate

target=_blank rel=noopener>Chelsea vs Man Utd: Cavani to receive €2m to leave Red Devils

Manchester United will have to pay Edinson Cavani about €2million, if they decide not to extend his one-year contract, ESPN reports. However, the club is waiting to see how Cavani has recovered from injury which makes him a doubt for Sunday’s Premier League clash at Chelsea, before making a decision about his future. United are
Chelsea vs Man Utd: Cavani to receive €2m to leave Red Devils

target=_blank rel=noopener>Chelsea vs Man Utd: Solskjaer gives injury updates ahead of EPL clash

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, hopes to have three of his injured players back in the squad to take on Chelsea this weekend. The Red Devils qualified for the last 16 of the Europa League on Thursday night after a 0-0 draw against Real Sociedad at Old Trafford, having won 4-0 in the first
Chelsea vs Man Utd: Solskjaer gives injury updates ahead of EPL clash

target=_blank rel=noopener>Argentina President, Fernandez leases Messi’s private jet

Argentina President, Alberto Fernandez, has leased Lionel Messi’s private jet for four days. According to Marca, Fernandez leased the jet for $160,000 for his official visit to Mexico to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the country’s independence. Messi’s jet became an option because of its coronavirus preventive requirement. . Messi bought his Gulfstream V plane
Argentina President, Fernandez leases Messi’s private jet

target=_blank rel=noopener>Ronaldo is best player in history – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Former Swedish International and Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has named Brazil legend Ronaldo as ‘the best player in history’. Ibrahimovic expressed his admiration towards the former Real Madrid, Barcelona, PSV, Inter and AC Milan star. He put the World Cup winner ahead Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo who are believed to be the greatest of
Ronaldo is best player in history – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

target=_blank rel=noopener>Tyson Fury reveals why he licked Deontay Wilder’s blood during fight

British boxer, Tyson Fury, has spoken about his victory over Deontay Wilder last year and revealed why he licked blood off the American’s body. Just over a year after their first bout ended in a controversial draw in December 2018, the Gypsy King produced the performance of his career to beat Wilder by knockout in
Tyson Fury reveals why he licked Deontay Wilder’s blood during fight

target=_blank rel=noopener>Europa League: Shola Shoretire breaks Man Utd record during 0-0 draw with Sociedad

Manchester United winger, Shola Shoretire, set a new club record after making his Europa League debut on Thursday night. Shoretire was introduced in the second half of their 0-0 draw with Real Sociedad at Old Trafford. The Red Devils progressed to the last 16 of the competition on a 4-0 aggregate. The teenager is now
Europa League: Shola Shoretire breaks Man Utd record during 0-0 draw with Sociedad

target=_blank rel=noopener>EPL referees fined up to £50,000 for their mistakes

Referees in the English Premier League are paying for their mistakes, missing out on annual performance-related bonuses of up to £50,000 with each error, SportsMail reports. Referees are awarded marks for every fixture they officiate, depending on whether their decisions are deemed right or wrong. These scores are tallied by their bosses in a ‘merit
EPL referees fined up to £50,000 for their mistakes

target=_blank rel=noopener>Europa League Round of 16: Man Utd, Arsenal, AC Milan discover opponents

The draw for the Europa League Round of 16 will take place on Friday, February 26. The event kicks off 1pm CET. The 16 winners of the round of 32 ties, which was finalised on Thursday are: Ajax (NED) Arsenal (ENG) Granada (ESP) Molde (NOR) Rangers (SCO) Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) Tottenham (ENG) Villarreal (ESP) Dynamo
Europa League Round of 16: Man Utd, Arsenal, AC Milan discover opponents

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