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Goal feast in EPL as Arsenal, Chelsea win, United close in on City

   Goal feast in EPL as Arsenal, Chelsea win, United close in on City Arsenal showed there was plenty of life after Alexis Sanchez as they beat Crystal Palace 4-1 in the English Premier League on Saturday without the Manchester United-bound Chilean forward. With Sanchez moving slowly but surely towards a £35 million transfer to Old Trafford, Gunners manager Arsene Wenger left him out of...... more

Eagles down Libya, zoom to top of CHAN group

Eagles down Libya, zoom to top of CHAN group Sunday Faleye’s late goal helped Nigeria claim all three points against Libya and pull their African Nations Championship chestnuts from the fire. Faleye stretched his sinews to reach a headed knockdown from Osas Okoro’s corner and volley the Super Eagles ahead with just over 10 minutes of play left prompting jubilant...... more

Messi misses penalty as Barcelona suffer first defeat of the season •Atletico Madrid crumble at home

Messi misses penalty as Barcelona suffer first defeat of the season •Atletico Madrid crumble at home Espanyol struck in the dying moments to consign Barcelona to their first defeat since August last year. Earlier, Lionel Messi had missed a penalty. The 1-0 loss by the Spanish giants occurred in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals on Wednesday. Oscar Melendo slotted home a neat finish...... more

CHAN 2018: Wasteful Super Eagles held by Rwanda’s Amavubi

CHAN 2018: Wasteful Super Eagles held by Rwanda’s Amavubi The home-based Super Eagles failed to claim a win as they were held 0-0 by Rwanda in their opening match of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) on Monday. Nigeria and Rwanda settled for a barren draw in their Group C opener at the Stade Ibn Batouta in Tangiers, Morocco. The...... more

Abia Warriors fire MFM FC 2-0 in their 2017/2018 NPFL opening fixture •All Match Day 1 results

Abia Warriors fire MFM FC 2-0 in their 2017/2018 NPFL opening fixture •All Match Day 1 results Abia Warriors Football Club of Umuahia began their 2017/2018 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) campaign on Sunday on a promising note by beating visiting MFM FC of Lagos 2-0. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the club won a penalty kick in the second minute but the opportunity was...... more

Goal rain at Anfield as Liverpool end Man City’s unbeaten run

Goal rain at Anfield as Liverpool end Man City’s unbeaten run Liverpool scored three times in nine minutes on the way to a dramatic 4-3 win over Manchester City on Sunday which ended the Premier League leaders’ unbeaten start to the season. Liverpool struck after less than 10 minutes when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain surged forward from midfield to collect a neat layoff from...... more

Tax evasion: Spanish taxmen comb Messi’s accounts again

Tax evasion: Spanish taxmen comb Messi’s accounts again Lionel Messi’s problems with the Spanish tax authorities are far from being over as the accounts of his foundation come under scrutiny. The tax authorities are investigating whether payments from FC Barcelona to Lionel Messi’s foundation were used to help the player evade taxes, Spanish daily El Mundo reported on Saturday....... more

Abdullahi condoles Kwara United over auto-crash, promises to help team

Abdullahi condoles Kwara United over auto-crash, promises to help team Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, the National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has sympathised with the management and players of the Kwara United Football team which recently had an auto accident on its way from a football engagement in Lagos. The team which was returning from the ‘Super 4’ tournament...... more

Super Eagles to play against England in friendly June 2

Super Eagles to play against England in friendly June 2 As part of preparations for this year's FIFA World Cup in Russia, Nigeria's senior national team, the Super Eagles are scheduled to meet with England in a friendly encounter at the famous Wembley Stadium in London on June 2. The match will give Nigeria the chance to test their strength against an...... more

Simidele set to make history for Nigeria at the Winter Olympics

Simidele set to make history for Nigeria at the Winter Olympics Nigerian athlete, Simidele Adeagbo is just one race away from qualifying for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in the sport of skeleton. If she is successful, she will make Olympic history as a member of the first Nigerian contingent to one of the world’s most prestigious competitive sporting events. The skeleton is...... more

Twitter, Snapchat strike deal with Fox to provide coverage of Russia 2018 World Cup

  Twitter, Snapchat strike deal with Fox to provide coverage of Russia 2018 World Cup  Twenty-First Century Fox’s Fox Sports is partnering with Twitter to stream a live show and Snap Inc’s Snapchat to showcase stories with match-day highlights on the FIFA World Cup soccer tournament to be hosted in Russia later this year. Fox Sports would produce the show, which will be streamed from Moscow’s...... more

Super Eagles star Alex Iwobi in trouble for late night partying involving Indian hemp

Super Eagles star Alex Iwobi in trouble for late night partying involving Indian hemp Arsenal’s Nigerian international Alex Iwobi is currently being investigated by his club after reports emerged that he was partying early in the morning on the day Arsenal were bundled out of the FA Cup by lower League side Nottingham Forest. The Super Eagles star was reportedly up until 3:30 a.m. The...... more

Defending champs Arsenal knocked out of English FA Cup by managerless Championship side Nottingham Forest

Defending champs Arsenal knocked out of English FA Cup by managerless Championship side Nottingham Forest Arsene Wenger was condemned to his first FA Cup third-round exit as managerless Championship side Nottingham Forest stunned holders Arsenal at the City Ground. The hosts took the lead when Eric Lichaj headed in from close range, although the advantage lasted just three minutes as Per Mertesacker followed up after Rob...... more

Barcelona finally land Coutinho, release clause set at €400m

  Barcelona finally land Coutinho, release clause set at €400m Barcelona on Saturday confirmed that they had agreed to sign Brazilian star Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool, promising to give the details later. But multiple reports said the transfer deal is worth up to €160 million. “Barcelona and Liverpool have reached an agreement for the transfer of Philippe Coutinho. The player will sign...... more

Wenger banned for 3 matches, fined £40,000

Wenger banned for 3 matches, fined £40,000 Arsene Wenger has been handed a three-match touchline ban and fined by the English Football Association over comments he made about the refereeing of Sunday’s Premier League game against West Brom. In a separate case, the Arsenal boss has also been asked by English football’s governing body to provide his observations...... more

Footballer killed during match in Ebonyi, others injured

Footballer killed during match in Ebonyi, others injured The Police command in Ebonyi on Friday confirmed the death of a footballer during a football match in Ikwo Local Government Area of the state. ASP Loveth Odaa, the command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), confirmed the situation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), saying that several people...... more

Conte questions Mourinho’s sanity

Conte questions Mourinho’s sanity Chelsea boss Antonio Conte suggested on Friday that Jose Mourinho has “senile dementia” and that the Manchester United manager is still focused on events at Stamford Bridge two years after he was sacked. Mourinho, who had two spells as Chelsea boss and is Conte’s immediate predecessor, appeared to take a swipe...... more

Salah, Oshoala crowned African footballers of the year

Salah, Oshoala crowned African footballers of the year Liverpool and Egyptian playmaker Mohamed Salah etched his name into football history after being crowned African Player of the Year 2017. In the female category, Nigerian Asisat Oshoala, who now plays for the Chinese side Dalian Quanjian F.C. was crowned Africa’s best. Salah fended off opposition from club-mate Sadio Mane of...... more

Arsenal survive Chelsea scare in Emirates thriller

Arsenal survive Chelsea scare in Emirates thriller Hector Bellerin came to Arsenal’s rescue as the defender’s last-gasp strike earned a dramatic 2-2 draw in a heated London derby against Chelsea on Wednesday. Bellerin looked set to be the villain of the piece for Arsenal after the Spaniard’s foul on Eden Hazard conceded a penalty that allowed the Chelsea...... more

Unease as Buhari appoints NFF board members contrary to FIFA rules •It’s an oversight, says Dalung

Unease as Buhari appoints NFF board members contrary to FIFA rules •It’s an oversight, says Dalung The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has urged football stakeholders to remain calm over some appointments into the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) board by the Federal Government. Dalung, in a statement on Saturday in Abuja, said efforts were being made to correct an oversight made following the recent appointments...... more

5-star Chelsea crush Stoke, Liverpool edge Leicester

5-star Chelsea crush Stoke, Liverpool edge Leicester Chelsea climbed into second place above Manchester United in the English Premier League on Saturday after spanking Stoke City 5-0 at Stamford Bridge. Antonio Conte’s side made the perfect start when German defender Antonio Rudiger rose above three Stoke defenders to head home from Willian’s free-kick in the third minute. Eden...... more

Dogara establishes football club to harness talent in Bauchi State

Dogara establishes football club to harness talent in Bauchi State In order to boost sports in Bauchi State and promote youths with football talents from the state, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara.has announced the formation of a football club to be sponsored by him. The Speaker disclosed this at the finals of the Dogara Unity Cup competition...... more

Barca crush Real Madrid to move 14 points clear on top of La Liga table

Barca crush Real Madrid to move 14 points clear on top of La Liga table Barcelona took a huge step towards regaining the La Liga title as goals from Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Aleix Vidal beat bitter rivals Real Madrid 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday to open up a 14-point lead over the European champions. In a recurring theme of this season Madrid...... more

Iwobi sparkles as Arsenal, Liverpool share spoils in 6-goal thriller at the Emirates

Iwobi sparkles as Arsenal, Liverpool share spoils in 6-goal thriller at the Emirates Nigerian internal Alex Iwobi was in the thick of the action on Friday night at the Emirates, London, as Liverpool survived an incredible Arsenal fightback and rescued a 3-3 draw,   a match that soccer pundits described as a strong contender for the Premier League’s game of the season. And after the...... more

Doping: 11 Olympic athletes banned for life

Doping: 11 Olympic athletes banned for life Eleven Russian athletes have been banned from the Olympics for life after committing doping offences at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. Silver medal-winning lugers Tatyana Ivanova and Albert Demchenko are among those to have been disqualified. The others include bobsledders, speed skaters and ice hockey players. The bans come as a...... more

NPFL releases 2017/18 draws; action kicks off Jan. 14

NPFL releases 2017/18 draws; action kicks off Jan. 14 The draw for the 2017/18 season of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) was conducted in Kano on Sunday morning. The season kicks off on January 14, 2018. Title holders Plateau United will open their defence with a short trip to Lafia to square up against Nasarawa United, which finished fifth...... more

City extend Premier League record; Blues, Arsenal win

City extend Premier League record; Blues, Arsenal win Manchester City racked up a 16th consecutive English Premier League win as the runaway leaders routed Tottenham 4-1, while Mesut Ozil’s stunning strike fired Arsenal to a 1-0 success against Newcastle on Saturday. Ilkay Gundogan opened the scoring at Eastlands before Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling netted after the interval...... more

Super Eagles lose 3 points in World Cup qualifier

Super Eagles lose 3 points in World Cup qualifier Nigeria’s Super Eagles have lost three points in their 2018 World Cup qualifier. The loss came as FIFA gifted Algeria a 3-0 walk-over defeat of the Eagles, because Nigeria fielded an ineligible player in the match. The fixture on Nov. 10 had ended 1-1, but FIFA on Tuesday added that the...... more

UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid draw formidable PSG, as Chelsea get FC Barcelona

UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid draw formidable PSG, as Chelsea get FC Barcelona Title-holders Real Madrid will have to overcome a sizeable obstacle when the UEFA Champions League resumes in February, after Monday’s draw pitted the 12-time winners against Paris St Germain (PSG). Bidding for a third successive title in Europe’s elite club competition, Real paid a heavy price for not winning their group....... more

Man City down title rivals Man Utd, establish 11-point lead in Premier League

Man City down title rivals Man Utd, establish 11-point lead in Premier League Manchester United’s defensive deficiencies gifted Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City a 2-1 derby victory on Sunday that allowed them to establish a massive 11-point lead in the English Premier League. Romelu Lukaku was United’s fall guy, his failure to clear two set-pieces enabling David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi to score either side...... more

 

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