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Top Seed Halep Eases Into Australian Open Quarter Final

23 hours ago /

World number one Simona Halep eased into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open Monday with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over unseeded Naomi Osaka of Japan in 81 minutes. “I’m really happy that I’m back in the quarter-finals,” said the Romanian, who last made it this far in 2015 and has been...

Dortmund Deny Contact With Arsenal For Aubameyang

3 days ago /

Borussia Dortmund said on Thursday they have had no contact with Arsenal amidst reports their star striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is chasing a move to the Premier League giants. Aubameyang’s father and agent Pierre has reportedly been in London this week to negotiate a transfer for the Gabon forward, who was left...

Chelsea Edge Into FA Cup Fourth Round

5 days ago /

Chelsea needed a penalty shoot-out before finally killing off Norwich after a 1-1 draw in Wednesday’s FA Cup third-round replay, while Bournemouth slumped to a 3-0 defeat at Wigan. Antonio Conte’s side finished extra-time down to nine men after late red cards for Pedro and Alvaro Morata at Stamford Bridge. They had...

Djokovic Wears Down Monfils For Draining Win

5 days ago /

Six-time champion, Novak Djokovic, battled to a four-set victory over Gael Monfils in brutal heat to reach the third round at the Australian Open on Thursday. Djokovic, seeded 14 after elbow problems, downed Monfils 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 and will next play Spanish 21st seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas....

Neymar Set To Return For PSG

5 days ago /

Brazilian superstar, Neymar, looks set to return for Paris Saint-Germain against Dijon on Wednesday after coach Unai Emery included him in the Ligue 1 leaders’ squad on Tuesday. Neymar missed Sunday’s 1-0 win at Nantes due to a rib injury but Spaniard Emery believes he should be recovered in time. “Neymar trained...

Federer, Djokovic Win Big In Melbourne

6 days ago /

Flawless Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic stamped their mark on the Australian Open on Tuesday with focused former champion Maria Sharapova also successfully negotiating the first round after her drug ban. Defending champion Federer, rated as the favourite to win his 20th Grand Slam title, made his entrance on Rod Laver...

Three Injured In Kwara United Bus Crash

1 week ago /

Players and officials of Kwara United have been involved in a road accident on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The incident occurred this morning, no life was lost in the incident but three people were injured while the team bus was badly damaged. The ‘Harmony boys’ were on their way to Ilorin from Lagos...

Injured Coutinho To Wear No 14 Jersey At Barcelona

1 week ago /

Philippe Coutinho, the $192m new signing by Barcelona did not wear any numbered jersey during his presentation to about 7,500 fans at Camp Nou on Monday. But multiple reports said the Brazilian playmaker who is nursing a thigh injury  will most likely wear the No 14 shirt. According to The Independent...

 

Football For Peace In The Northeast

2 weeks ago /

Riverside FC of Damasak, have emerged overall champions of a Tournament organised for youths in Northern Borno. The tournament is a project of the the Nigerian Army Eight Division, Monguno.  It commenced in September 2017 with 16 Teams participating, and aims at keeping youths in the region occupied, motivated and unavailable for...

Federer Cruises Towards Australian Open With Another Hopman Cup Win

2 weeks ago /

Roger Federer took another impressive step towards his Australian Open title defence on Tuesday with a straight-sets win over Russian Karen Khachanov at the mixed teams Hopman Cup, as many of his main rivals faltered due to injury. Around the time Federer was warming up for his match with the 45th-ranked...

Klopp Dismisses Renewed Talk On Coutinho’s Sale

2 weeks ago /

Jurgen Klopp insists Philippe Coutinho was genuinely injured for Liverpool’s 2-1 win at Burnley as he laughed off talk of Brazil forward joining Barcelona. Coutinho missed Monday’s Premier League fixture at Turf Moor with a thigh injury amid a backdrop of speculation over a move to the Nou Camp in the January transfer...

Serena Williams Returns To Tennis

3 weeks ago /

Serena Williams will return to tennis in Abu Dhabi next week, almost four months after giving birth. The 36 year old American will play world number Seven Jelena Ostapenko In an exhibition match on December 30 during the Mubadala world tennis championship. Williams, who has won an open-era record 23 grand slams,...

Capello Rules Out Italy Job, Focus On China

1 month ago /

Former England manager, Fabio Capello,  on Friday ruled himself out as the Italian national team coach saying his focus was on his job in China. The Italian signed last June with Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning, a club which is owned by Suning Group and businessman Zhang Jindong, who also...

Balotelli Eyeing Man City Return

1 month ago /

Italian striker, Mario Balotelli has revealed he would return to play for former club Manchester City for free. The 27-year-old has scored 16 goals in 21 games in his second season at Ligue 1 side Nice, but hankers for big trophies again. “My aim is to return to a big club to...

 

Again, Super Eagles Drop In FIFA Rankings

1 month ago /

A ‘boardroom’ defeat led Nigeria to drop one place to ninth in the FIFA Africa rankings for December released Thursday.  Nigeria had a 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw in Algeria last month changed to a 3-0 defeat by FIFA officials after they fielded suspended Abdullahi Shehu. The result did not affect on...

Arsenal Wasted Oxlade-Chamberlain - Klopp

1 month ago /

Jurgen Klopp has risked Arsene Wenger’s wrath ahead of Liverpool’s visit to the Emirates Stadium by claiming the Arsenal manager failed to get the best out of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Oxlade-Chamberlain joined Liverpool in August after Wenger decided to cash in before the England midfielder’s contract expired. The 24-year-old never quite lived up...

Ex-Arsenal Star Rosicky Retires From Football

1 month ago /

The former Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund star, Tomas Rosicky sprung a surprise on Wednesday by announcing that he has played his last game of professional football. The 37-year-old played 105 times for the Czech Republic, and spent a decade at Arsenal wher he was known for stylish passing and slick skills. “I...

Politically Divided Spain United By El Clasico Rivalry

1 month ago /

Often symbolised as pitting the pride of Catalonia against Spain’s capital, the ‘El Clasico’ between Barcelona and Real Madrid is a match laced with political and social as much as sporting tension. Even more so this week when the sides face off in Madrid on Saturday lunchtime just over 36 hours...

Djokovic Picks New Format For Australian Open Warm-Up

1 month ago /

Former world number one,  Novak Djokovic will warm-up for a tilt at a record seventh Australian Open crown by playing in an innovative quickfire event at the Melbourne venue. Djokovic, who has been sidelined since July with a right elbow injury, is making his long-awaited return to the game at an...

Maradona Lauds ‘Revelation’ Mbappe

1 month ago /

Argentina great Diego Maradona praised Kylian Mbappe on Friday as “the revelation of football” after the French teenage sensation’s spectacular rise to stardom. Mbappe, who only turns 19 on December 20, finished seventh in last week’s Ballon d’Or voting — ahead of the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Harry Kane and Paris...


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