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Super Eagles whip Libya, Ighalo gets hat trick

Super Eagles whip Libya, Ighalo gets hat trick A hat trick from Odion Ighalo and one goal from Samuel Kalu gave Nigeria’s Super Eagles a 4-0 win over Libya in a 2019 AFCON Qualifier in Uyo. The victory moved the Eagles into second place in Group E, behind leaders South Africa. The Eagles now have six points from three...... more

Thierry Henry takes over Monaco: Reports

Thierry Henry takes over Monaco: Reports  Arsenal legend Thierry Henry may have agreed a three-year coaching deal with struggling French club Monaco. The French newspaper L’Equipe gave this indication on its website Friday. It said Henry will leave Belgium on Saturday to travel to Monaco, where his three-year contract will be officialised”. The report added: “He will...... more

VAR innovator Van Basten to quit FIFA technical post

VAR innovator Van Basten to quit FIFA technical post Dutch football legend Marco van Basten will leave his post as FIFA’s technical director after reaching a “mutual agreement”, world football’s ruling body announced on Friday.   Former Ajax and AC Milan striker Van Basten joined FIFA in 2016 but will quit his post at the end of October to “spend...... more

Usain Bolt bangs in two goals during soccer debut

Usain Bolt bangs in two goals during soccer debut Jamaican multiple Olympic Champion Usain Bolt scored two goals on his debut as a professional player for Australian A-League team Central Coast Mariners. He scored the two goals in the second half for the club in a friendly. According to BBC Sports, the Jamaican eight-time Olympic sprint champion scored the Mariners’...... more

Hazard rules out January move to Real Madrid

Hazard rules out January move to Real Madrid   Chelsea forward Eden Hazard appeared to dismiss the possibility of a January move to Real Madrid on Thursday despite casting fresh doubt over his future in recent days.  The 27-year-old was speaking at a press conference on national team duty with Belgium, broadcast on Sky Sports News. It was put to...... more

Enugu Rangers, Kano Pillars romp into AITEO Cup final

Enugu Rangers, Kano Pillars romp into AITEO Cup final Five-time Nigeria FA/Aiteo Cup champions, Rangers International FC of Enugu, on Wednesday in Kano fought from two goals down to defeat Nasarawa United 4-2 and set up a dream final against Kano Pillars. Kano Pillars, on the other hand, grabbed the ticket to the final in a similar dramatic note. The...... more

Libya coach quits ahead of AFCON qualifier in Nigeria

Libya coach quits ahead of AFCON qualifier in Nigeria Libya coach Adel Amrouche has resigned just days before his side are to due face Nigeria in an African Nations Cup qualifier. His departure has been confirmed by the Libyan Football Federation and on Wednesday by Belgian Amrouche, who told Reuters he was frustrated by working conditions with the team. The...... more

Ronaldo among first nominees for Ballon d’Or award

Ronaldo among first nominees for Ballon d’Or award   Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo was among the first 10 nominees for the men’s Ballon d’Or trophy announced on Monday, awarded by France Football magazine to the best player in the world. The Portuguese has won the award for the past two years and five times in total, a record he shares...... more

Liverpool survive penalty scare, battle City to a draw

Liverpool survive penalty scare, battle City to a draw Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk was a relieved man after giving away a late penalty that Riyad Mahrez missed in a goalless draw with title rivals Manchester City on Sunday. City, the reigning Premier League champions, were given a gilt-edged chance to leave Anfield with a win for the first time...... more

Rampant Arsenal thrash Fulham

Rampant Arsenal thrash Fulham Arsenal swaggered to a ninth successive win as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette’s doubles and a goal of the season contender from Aaron Ramsey inspired a 5-1 rout of Fulham on Sunday. Unai Emery’s side turned on the style on the banks of the River Thames, recording their biggest win of...... more

Football player jumps from 16-storey building, dies

Football player jumps from 16-storey building, dies A Duquesne University football player Marquis Brown has died after he plunged 16 stories from a private residence hall in Pittsburgh on Thursday. Brown, a junior at the Pittsburgh University, jumped out of the window at Brottier Hall a private residence hall on the school’s campus, FOX 5 DC reported. Police...... more

Mourinho’s Manchester United roar back to life

Mourinho’s Manchester United roar back to life Jose Mourinho’s stuttering Manchester United gave a glimpse of their old image, roaring back from a two goal deficit in the first half to beat Newcastle United 3-2. Alexis Sanchez scored the winner with a header on 90th minute. The duo of Kenedy and Yoshinori Muto had shot Newcastle United ahead...... more

Embattled Ronaldo scores for Juventus

Embattled Ronaldo scores for Juventus Cristiano Ronaldo, embroiled in rape allegations, scored for Juventus in Saturday’s Serie A game against Udinese. The Portuguese forward lashed in the second goal for the Italian champions after 37 minutes from the left following a cross from Croatia’s Mario Mandzukic. It was his fourth this season for Juventus, with the...... more

Madrid slump continues as they suffer shock defeat

Madrid slump continues as they suffer shock defeat Real Madrid suffered a shock defeat by Alaves on Saturday to make it four games without a victory and also four games without a goal. For the European champions, it was their longest scoring drought since 1985, as Manu Garcia headed home in the 95th minute to send the Mendizorrotza Stadium...... more

Confederation Cup: Raja Casablanca beat Enyimba in Aba

Confederation Cup: Raja Casablanca beat Enyimba in Aba Morocco’s Raja Casablanca picked-up a crucial away goal when they beat Nigeria’s Enyimba 1-0 in a first leg CAF Confederation Cup semifinal at Enyimba International Stadium on Wednesday. Despite playing in front of their home crowd the Nigerian team started a little slowly and struggled to get their foot on the...... more

Police reopens Ronaldo’s rape case

Police reopens Ronaldo’s rape case Police in Las Vegas, United States said they have reopened an investigation into a rape accusation made by a former model against soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. The model claimed Ronaldo attacked her in his Las Vegas hotel penthouse suite in 2009. Ronaldo, who now plays for Juventus in Italy’s Serie A,...... more

Liverpool snatch point at Stamford Bridge in dramatic fashion

Liverpool snatch point at Stamford Bridge in dramatic fashion Daniel Sturridge’s brilliant long-range strike a minute from full-time at Stamford Bridge in London preserved Liverpool’s unbeaten league run. Chelsea were leading 1-0 before Sturridge struck. Eden Hazard had given the hosts the lead on 25th-minute, after he curled the ball to the far left of the keeper. Liverpool pressed for...... more

Manchester United lose 3-1 to West Ham

Manchester United lose 3-1 to West Ham Manchester United’s dire week ended in a damaging 3-1 defeat at the hands of West Ham on Saturday as Jose Mourinho failed to arrest a growing sense of crisis surrounding the club. United, who kicked off eight points behind leaders Liverpool, already look out of the Premier League title race and...... more

Arsenal, Man City, Everton, Leicester win

Arsenal, Man City, Everton, Leicester win Champions Manchester City, Everton, Arsenal, Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers all recorded wins on Saturday, on a day, Jose Mourinho’s boys were condemned to another defeat by West Ham. In a late flourish, Arsenal got two goals against visiting Watford, one a gift from Craig Cathcart in the 81st minute. Two...... more

How Cristiano Ronaldo raped me — Accuser

How Cristiano Ronaldo raped me — Accuser A Las Vegas woman is reportedly challenging Cristiano Ronaldo over a 2009 legal settlement in which the soccer superstar agreed to pay her $375,000 to keep silent over an alleged sexual assault. Kathryn Mayorga came forward Friday as the victim of the alleged incident, speaking with German publication Der Spiegel. Claiming...... more

Mourinho reads Riot Act to Pogba

Mourinho reads Riot Act to Pogba Jose Mourinho warned Paul Pogba that no player is bigger than Manchester United, but praised the Frenchman’s attitude in training during another week in which tensions escalated between the Portuguese coach and his star midfielder. Mourinho stripped Pogba of his role as vice-captain on Tuesday and a frosty exchange between the...... more

Breaking: D’Tigress make history, beat Greece to zoom into FIBA World Cup quarter-finals

Breaking: D’Tigress make history, beat Greece to zoom into FIBA World Cup quarter-finals D’Tigress becomes the first African team to qualify for the quarter-final of the FIBA Women’s World Cup following their hard-fought 57-56 win against Greece, and the First African team to win 3 straight games in the FIBA Women’s World Cup. Nigeria will play USA in the quarter-final on Friday. The US...... more

Mourinho strips Pogba of Man United captaincy

Mourinho strips Pogba of Man United captaincy Paul Pogba has been told by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho he will never captain the club again while the Portuguese remains in charge. Reports said tensions between United’s star midfielder and manager have continued to rise. Pogba has deputised as skipper in the absence of club captain Antonio Valencia on...... more

D’Tigress on rampage at FIBA World Cup, beat mighty Argentina

D’Tigress on rampage at FIBA World Cup, beat mighty Argentina The Nigerian women’s basketball team, D’Tigress, recorded their second-straight win at the ongoing FIBA Women’s World Cup with a hard-fought 75-70 victory over Argentina in Spain on Tuesday. The keenly contested game, which was played at the San Cristobal de la Laguna, Tenerife, saw the Nigerian side take the first quarter...... more

Modric ends Ronaldo-Messi Era, wins FIFA Best Player of the Year Award

Modric ends Ronaldo-Messi Era, wins FIFA Best Player of the Year Award Luka Modric ended Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s decade-long domination of football’s individual awards by being crowned FIFA’s best player of the year on Monday. The Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder starred for both club and country as Madrid won a third straight Champions League, and he inspired Croatia to reach...... more

Confed Cup: Pinnick hails Enyimba, demands self-belief against Raja

Confed Cup: Pinnick hails Enyimba, demands self-belief against Raja The President, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has advised Nigeria’s flagbearers in the semi-finals of 2018 CAF Confederation Cup, Enyimba FC of Aba, to have unwavering self-belief when they confront Raja Casablanca of Morocco. According the federation’s Media Aide, Ademola Olajire, Pinnick gave the advise on Sunday while congratulating the...... more

Ballon d’Or announces award for female footballers

Ballon d’Or announces award for female footballers Ballon d’Or organizers France Football have announced the creation of awards for the top female footballer and the best under-21 player in the world. The awards ceremony for the 63rd edition, created and decided by the French football magazine, will be held on December 3 in Paris. While 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe of Paris...... more

Ruthless Enyimba crush Rayon to book CAF Confederations Cup semis spot

Ruthless Enyimba crush Rayon to book CAF Confederations Cup semis spot Enyimba are the first team to book their place in the semifinals of the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup following a commanding 5-1 win over Rayon Sports at the Enyimba International Stadium in Aba on Sunday. There were five different goalscorers for Enyimba in a convincing victory for the hosts in front...... more

Sarri sets sights on Liverpool after West Ham stop Chelsea

Sarri sets sights on Liverpool after West Ham stop Chelsea Maurizio Sarri laughed off suggestions that next week’s summit meeting with Liverpool is a “must-win” game after seeing Chelsea’s 100 percent Premier League record ended by stubborn West Ham in a 0-0 draw on Sunday. Chelsea had won all five of their league matches before the weekend, going toe to toe...... more

BREAKING: Joshua knocks out Povetkin to retain world boxing heavyweight crowns

BREAKING: Joshua knocks out Povetkin to retain world boxing heavyweight crowns Britain’s Anthony Joshua delivered a devastating technical knockout in the seventh round to defeat Russian Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium on Saturday and retain his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO world heavyweight championship belts. In front of about 80,000 fans, Joshua moved on to 22 fights unbeaten in his professional career...... more

 

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