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Goal-crazy Manchester City take over EPL top spot

Goal-crazy Manchester City take over EPL top spot Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as Manchester City moved top of the table and handed Watford their heaviest ever top-flight defeat. Previously unbeaten Watford could have also topped the Premier League with a win against Pep Guardiola’s side, but they were undone by City's prolific attack who have now scored 15...... more

Plateau United crowned Nigerian league champions

Plateau United crowned Nigerian league champions Plateau United have won the 2017 Nigerian Professional League championship, beating defending champions Rangers International 2-0 on the last day, to clinch the coveted trophy and cash of N50 million. The 2017 championship in the last few weeks was  a cheek and jowl affair between United and Lagos based MFM FC,...... more

Five-star Man City crush Liverpool in one-sided EPL clash

Five-star Man City crush Liverpool in one-sided EPL clash Liverpool’s Sadio Mane was dismissed for a challenge that saw goalkeeper Ederson stretchered off as Manchester City destroyed their Premier League title rivals 5-0 on Saturday. Brazilian Ederson was carried off in a neck brace after being caught in the face by Mane’s foot as he raced out to head the...... more

BREAKING: Eagles brighten World Cup hopes •Battle to draw in Yaounde

BREAKING: Eagles brighten World Cup hopes •Battle to draw in Yaounde Nigeria remained on course for a ticket to the Russia 2018 World Cup in Russia when the hard-fighting Super Eagles on Monday night battled to a pulsating 1-1 against Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in Yaounde. The visitors opened scoring in the 30th minute when Victor Moses drove a low cross into...... more

Businessman offers $20,000 for every goal scored by Super Eagles against Cameroon today in Yaounde

Businessman offers $20,000 for every goal scored by Super Eagles against Cameroon today in Yaounde Businessman Aka Udofia has offered Super Eagles $20,000 for each goal scored in Monday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup second leg qualifying cracker against Cameroon. A statement by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the young businessman from Akwa Ibom, made the promise as he briefly greeted players and officials inside the chartered...... more

Eagles earn N75m for Cameroon victory

Eagles earn N75m for Cameroon victory Money may not have been as much a motivation as a desire to play at the FIFA World Cup, but Nigeria’s Super Eagles will have no shortage of cash after their comprehensive win over Cameroon. At the last count, the Gernot Rohr-coached team will earn a total of about N75-million (about...... more

Wayne Rooney charged with drink-driving

Wayne Rooney charged with drink-driving Everton striker Wayne Rooney has been charged with drink-driving, Cheshire Police have said. Rooney was arrested shortly after 02:00 BST after officers stopped a black VW Beetle on Altrincham Road, Wilmslow. Cheshire Police said Rooney, 31, had been charged with driving whilst over the prescribed limit. The ex-England captain has been...... more

BREAKING NEWS: Eagles kill Lions in Uyo •Take step towards 2018 World Cup with 4-0 whitewash

BREAKING NEWS: Eagles kill Lions in Uyo •Take step towards 2018 World Cup with 4-0 whitewash Nigeria on Friday evening took a step towards the Russia 2018 World Cup after the Suoer Eagles unexpectedly whitewashed reigning Africa champions Indomitable Lions of Cameroon 4-0 in a Group B match at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Two goals in each half sealed victory for...... more

Super Eagles battle Lions in Uyo in search of 2018 World Cup ticket

Super Eagles battle Lions in Uyo in search of 2018 World Cup ticket Nigeria take on Cameroon from 5pm local time today, Friday, September 1, 2017, at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium as the race for a place in Russia 2018 gets tense. This encounter, the first of a doubleheader will see the Super Eagles negotiate for victory in Uyo as they hope to...... more

Liverpool hammer woeful Arsenal 4-0

Liverpool hammer woeful Arsenal 4-0 Arsenal’s early-season problems mounted at Anfield on Sunday after they were condemned to a miserable 4-0 defeat by Jurgen Klopp’s rampant Liverpool. Not even the return of Alexis Sanchez could inspire Arsene Wenger’s side as they fell to goals from Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Daniel Sturridge. Salah’s third...... more

BREAKING: Mayweather knocks out McGregor in epic fight

BREAKING: Mayweather knocks out McGregor in epic fight LAS VEGAS – For weeks, odds on the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor kept dropping as bettors relentlessly put their money on the Irishman who holds the UFC lightweight championship belt. Though record amounts were bet – the William Hill sports books reported early Saturday that total handle on the bout had already...... more

EPL: United still unbeatable, City also taste victory

EPL: United still unbeatable, City also taste victory Substitutes Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini scored as Manchester United continued their 100 percent start to the Premier League season by beating Leicester City 2-0 on Saturday. Leicester threatened to frustrate United when Kasper Schmeichel saved a penalty by Romelu Lukaku early in the second half, but the hosts’ pressure told...... more

Rooney retires from international football

Rooney retires from international football England’s all-time leading goalscorer Wayne Rooney has retired from international football after turning down the chance to be part of the squad for next month's World Cup qualifiers. The Everton striker was asked by England boss Gareth Southgate to be involved against Malta and Slovakia. “Every time I was selected was...... more

Mikel, Ighalo lead Super Eagles squad for Cameroon •Gernot Rohr’s full 23-man list

Mikel, Ighalo lead Super Eagles squad for Cameroon •Gernot Rohr’s full 23-man list Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has named team captain Mikel Obi, forward Odion Ighalo and Israel-based marksman Anthony Nwakaeme as squad members ahead of the battle against Cameroon on 1 September. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Rohr, on Tuesday, released his list of players for the 2018...... more

Obaseki eyes sports revival, inaugurates Committee to set up Edo Sports Commission

Obaseki eyes sports revival, inaugurates Committee to set up Edo Sports Commission The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has inaugurated an 11-man committee to assist with the modalities for setting up a sports commission that will help the state reclaim her top position in sports in the country. Inaugurating the committee, Obaseki said the idea of a commission of experts was...... more

Chelsea rediscover winning formula, spoil Spurs’ Wembley opener

Chelsea rediscover winning formula, spoil Spurs’ Wembley opener Two goals from Marcos Alonso gave Chelsea a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday in the first-ever Premier League game at Wembley Stadium. For all the noise and wall of flags that greeted their arrival, Spurs, who are playing at Wembley while their new stadium is constructed, needed an early...... more

Stoke sinks Arsenal in EPL duel, Man United hit four again

Stoke sinks Arsenal in EPL duel, Man United hit four again Jese Rodriguez made a memorable start to life at Stoke City by scoring the only goal of a 1-0 victory over Arsenal at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday. The Spanish forward, a loan signing from Paris Saint-Germain, finished crisply in the 47th minute to bring Arsene Wenger’s side down to earth...... more

Real crush Barca to win Spanish Super Cup

Real crush Barca to win Spanish Super Cup Real Madrid shrugged off the absence of the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo to cruise past rivals Barcelona 2-0 in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup to cap a 5-1 aggregate win. Ronaldo was slapped with a five-game ban for pushing the referee after he was sent-off in the first leg,...... more

Usain Bolt set for Man U debut

Usain Bolt set for Man U debut Sprint sensation, Usain Bolt, has signed for Manchester United — to play a charity football match against Barcelona. The lifelong fan was to make his first appearance since retiring from athletics to line up alongside legends Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes at Old Trafford on September 2. But after pulling his...... more

Buffon, Messi and Ronaldo on UEFA player of the year shortlist

Buffon, Messi and Ronaldo on UEFA player of the year shortlist Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Gianluigi Buffon have been nominated for the UEFA’s Player of the Year award, the sport’s European governing body said on Tuesday. Ronaldo helped Real Madrid to a second consecutive Champions League title and finished as the tournament's top scorer with 12 goals. Goalkeeper Buffon led Juventus...... more

Ronaldo hit with five-match ban for pushing referee

Ronaldo hit with five-match ban for pushing referee Cristiano Ronaldo was hit with a five-match ban by the Spanish football federation (RFEF) on Monday for pushing the referee after being sent off in Real Madrid’s 3-1 Spanish Super Cup, first leg win over Barcelona. The World Player of the Year received an automatic one-match ban for his dismissal on...... more

10-man Real Madrid tame Barca in Spanish Super Cup •How Ronaldo saw red

10-man Real Madrid tame Barca in Spanish Super Cup •How Ronaldo saw red Real Madrid made light of a red card for Cristiano Ronaldo to deal a further blow to Barcelona by winning 3-1 in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday. Ronaldo, only introduced as a second-half substitute, was shown two quickfire yellow cards after blasting Madrid into a 2-1...... more

Lukaku double fires Man United to EPL winning start

Lukaku double fires Man United to EPL winning start Romelu Lukaku introduced himself to Old Trafford in triumphant fashion with two goals as Manchester United crushed West Ham United 4-0 in an impressive Premier League opener on Sunday. The Belgium striker, a £75 million ($97.6 million, 82.5 million euros) signing from Everton, struck either side of half-time to take his...... more

Nightmare for Usain Bolt; fails to finish last race of his career

Nightmare for Usain Bolt; fails to finish last race of his career Jamaica’s Usain Bolt failed spectacularly to finish the last race of his career the World Championship in London. He developed a muscle pull and was unable to finish the 4×100 relay final for his country. It was an agonizing end for the former world champion, who now formally retired today. He...... more

Burnley stun champions Chelsea in EPL opener

Burnley stun champions Chelsea in EPL opener Sam Vokes scored twice as Burnley torpedoed defending champions Chelsea 3-2 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday in one of the most sensational opening-weekend results in English top flight history. Chelsea had captain Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas sent off and Burnley took full advantage through Vokes’ brace and a superb Stephen...... more

English Premiership back with a bang; Arsenal triumph over stubborn Leicester in thrilling opener

English Premiership back with a bang; Arsenal triumph over stubborn Leicester in thrilling opener  Olivier Giroud was on hand on the opening day of the English Premier League to save Arsenal the agony of losing at home, when he came in  as a sub to give the Gunners a 4-3 winning edge over Leicester. New signing, Alexandre Lacazette in the second minute, opened the scoring...... more

Real Madrid survive Man United fightback to win Super Cup

Real Madrid survive Man United fightback to win Super Cup A delightful goal by Isco proved the difference as Real Madrid survived a Manchester United fightback to win 2-1 and lift the UEFA Super Cup in the Macedonian capital of Skopje on Tuesday. Casemiro put the reigning European champions in front on 24 minutes on a steamy summer's night in the...... more

Arsenal beat Chelsea to win Community Shield

Arsenal beat Chelsea to win Community Shield  Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and star signing Alvaro Morata were the Chelsea fall guys as Arsenal won the Community Shield 4-1 on penalties at Wembley on Sunday. Goals from Chelsea’s Victor Moses and Arsenal new boy Sead Kolasinac sent the game to a shootout and with both Courtois and Morata limply squandering...... more

Air Force engages personnel in 10km rain exercise

Air Force engages personnel in 10km rain exercise As part of its efforts in improving the physical fitness of its personnel, the Nigerian Air Force has held its Annual Walk exercise, covering 10 kilometres within its environs. News Express correspondent who monitored the walk on Saturday reports that, participants took off from Mogadishu Cantonment and turned back at the Niger...... more

Usain Bolt upset in last solo race, beaten to 3rd place in IAAF World Championships 100m final

Usain Bolt upset in last solo race, beaten to 3rd place in IAAF World Championships 100m final There was to be no triumphant end to Usain Bolt’s final individual race. The great Jamaican will retire after the IAAF World Championships in London, bringing the curtain down on an incomparable career. But in the 100m final on Saturday he had to settle for bronze as the controversial American Justin...... more

 

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