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BREAKING NEWS: Anthony Joshua reclaims world heavyweight boxing titles

BREAKING NEWS: Anthony Joshua reclaims world heavyweight boxing titles True to his words, Nigerian-born British pugilist Anthony Joshua has reclaimed the world heavyweight boxing titles which he lost to Mexico’s Andy Ruiz Jr six months ago. The big fight concluded around 11 O’Clock this night of Saturday, December 7, 2019, saw both men lasting the distance, with two cards having...... more

BREAKING: United shock City in tense Manchester derby

BREAKING: United shock City in tense Manchester derby           English Premier League defending champions Manchester City are now 14 points behind leaders Liverpool after being shocked at home by visiting underdogs Manchester United on Saturday night at the Ethihad Stadium. United made their intentions known early in the tense Manchester derby, and were on their way to victory with two...... more

Hopes high in Sagamu as Anthony Joshua seeks to retrieve world boxing titles from Andy Ruiz

Hopes high in Sagamu as Anthony Joshua seeks to retrieve world boxing titles from Andy Ruiz Sagamu, the home town of Anthony Joshua, is in prayer mood awaiting the world heavyweight boxing title contest between their son and Mexican-American, Andy Ruiz Jr. today in Saudi Arabia. Joshua suffered a shock defeat when they met in New York in June, and today, he has another opportunity to reclaim...... more

Man Utd bigger than Man City, says Solskjaer ahead of today’s Manchester derby

Man Utd bigger than Man City, says Solskjaer ahead of today’s Manchester derby  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still believes Manchester United are a bigger club than Manchester City. City are well placed to finish above their rivals for a seventh successive season, which has not happened since the 1930s. The Blues have won three Premier League titles since the last of United's 20 successes in...... more

Chelsea transfer ban lifted

Chelsea transfer ban lifted Chelsea can sign players in January after having their Fifa transfer ban reduced following an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The Premier League side were given a two-window ban by Fifa in February for breaching rules on signing young players. Cas halved the ban to one window, which...... more

Mourinho loses back at Man Utd, Liverpool romp clear as Leicester keep up pursuit

Mourinho loses back at Man Utd, Liverpool romp clear as Leicester keep up pursuit Jose Mourinho endured an unhappy return to Manchester United as Marcus Rashford's double beat Tottenham 2-1 while Liverpool restored their eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 5-2 romp against Everton. Second-placed Leicester equalled their top-flight league record of seven consecutive wins with a 2-0 victory against...... more

NFF declares all national teams’ coaching roles, except Super Eagles’, vacant

NFF declares all national teams’ coaching roles, except Super Eagles’, vacant The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed that the position of the head coach for various national teams is vacant, except for the Super Eagles. The NFF disclosed that the technical crews for the Golden Eaglets, Flying Eagles, Dream Team and home base Super Eagles have moved on and that the...... more

SWAN Week: Don’t allow sports die in Anambra, stakeholders charge Obiano

SWAN Week: Don’t allow sports die in Anambra, stakeholders charge Obiano  Sports stakeholders in Anambra State have called on Governor Willie Obiano to, as a matter of urgency, revive the comatose state of sports sector in the state. They made the call over the weekend during Recognition/Gala Night held at the Suncity Hotel, Awka, the state capital, to round off a three...... more

BREAKING: Messi wins Ballon d’Or for record sixth time

BREAKING: Messi wins Ballon d’Or for record sixth time Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has won the Ballon d'Or award for the world's best player for a record sixth time. It is the 32-year-old Argentine's first Ballon d'Or since 2015 and comes after he scored 54 times for club and country in 2018-19, in which Barca won La Liga. Virgil van...... more

Iheanacho scores dramatic winner as Leicester pile pressure on Liverpool

Iheanacho scores dramatic winner as Leicester pile pressure on Liverpool Substitute Kelechi Iheanacho struck a dramatic stoppage-time winner as Leicester City beat Everton 2-1 to move back up to second place in the Premier League. Everton took the lead on 23 minutes after Djibril Sidibe's right-wing cross was powerfully headed in by Richarlison from eight yards out. Leicester had a penalty...... more

Liverpool extend lead at top of the Premier League to 11 points •City stumble as Mourinho wins again with Spurs

Liverpool extend lead at top of the Premier League to 11 points •City stumble as Mourinho wins again with Spurs Leaders Liverpool extended their advantage at the top of the Premier League to 11 points with victory over Brighton, as champions Manchester City surrendered further points in the title race. Centre-back Virgil van Dijk headed in twice in six first-half minutes for Jurgen Klopp’s side, but their day was soured somewhat...... more

BREAKING: Arsenal sack Emery, appoint Jungberg

BREAKING: Arsenal sack Emery, appoint Jungberg The Spaniard, who previously led Paris St-Germain to the French league title and won three Europa Leagues with Sevilla, was appointed Gunners boss in May 2018, succeeding Arsene Wenger.  He has been replaced on a temporary basis by assistant and former Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg.  Arsenal said the decision had been...... more

Anambra SWAN applauds Onyali’s appointment as SA to Sports Minister

Anambra SWAN applauds Onyali’s appointment as SA to Sports Minister The Anambra State chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has applauded the appointment of former sprints queen Mary Onyali as Special Adviser to Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare. In a letter of congratulations signed by the State Chairman and Secretary, Anthony Oji and Chimezie Anaso respectively, Anambra...... more

TMS Harbour Race excites Lagos sailing fans

TMS Harbour Race excites Lagos sailing fans It was celebration galore as the Lagos Yacht Club held its Harbour Race competition at the Magazine Point, Marina Lagos, on Sunday, November 24, 2019. Known as the “TMS Harbour Race” and sponsored by Technical Mechanical Service, a global company that specialises in the supply of heavy duty spare parts, the...... more

Ighalo, Osimhen, Nnadozie, Oshoala nominated for CAF Awards

Ighalo, Osimhen, Nnadozie, Oshoala nominated for CAF Awards Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo, Victor Osimhen and Wilfred Ndidi have been shortlisted for the 2019 CAF Men Footballer of the Year. The trio were nominated alongside 27 others in a list released by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Sunday. Usual suspects, Mohammed Salah of Egypt, Senegal’s Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick...... more

Wilder KOs Ortiz to retain WBC heavyweight title

Wilder KOs Ortiz to retain WBC heavyweight title Unbeaten Deontay Wilder landed a devastating right hand to knock out Luis Ortiz in the seventh round and retain his World Boxing Council heavyweight title.  The 34-year-old Wilder remains on course to achieve his goal of unifying all four heavyweight belts despite being largely outboxed by Ortiz before the explosive one-punch...... more

Man City keep Liverpool in sight as Mourinho magic lifts Spurs

Man City keep Liverpool in sight as Mourinho magic lifts Spurs Manchester City kept Premier League leaders Liverpool in their sights on Saturday after battling back to beat Chelsea as Jose Mourinho ended Tottenham's away-day woes in his first game in charge. Leicester saw off Brighton 2-0 to stay in second place, eight points behind Jurgen Klopp's men, while struggling Arsenal needed...... more

EPL: Solskjaer ready for Jose Mourinho ‘circus’ at Tottenham

EPL: Solskjaer ready for Jose Mourinho ‘circus’ at Tottenham Jose Mourinho has taken over from Mauricio Pochettino as Tottenham head coach. Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is prepared for the "circus" that will accompany Jose Mourinho's return to the Premier League. Eleven months after being sacked by United, Mourinho returns to the dugout at the London Stadium on Saturday...... more

Edo hosts first schools Rugby tournament

Edo hosts first schools Rugby tournament The Ehibam Griefshare Foundation which launched the Ehibam Schools Rugby program last year has made good its promise to institute an annual schools Rugby tournament in Edo State. The first edition of the championship is billed for Friday, November 29, 2019 at Idia College in Benin City, Edo State from 10am...... more

BREAKING: Jose Mourinho emerges new Tottenham Manager

BREAKING: Jose Mourinho emerges new Tottenham Manager Jose Mourinho has been appointed Tottenham manager, succeeding Mauricio Pochettino who was sacked on Tuesday. Former Chelsea and Manchester United boss Mourinho has signed a contract until the end of the 2022-23 season. "The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me," said the 56-year-old Portuguese. "Working with these...... more

BREAKING: Tottenham sack Pochettino

BREAKING: Tottenham sack Pochettino Tottenham have sacked head coach Mauricio Pochettino after five years in charge of the Premier League club. The former Southampton boss, 47, was appointed in May 2014 and led the club to the Champions League final last season, where they lost to Liverpool. But Spurs have made a disappointing start to...... more

Super Eagles fight back to beat hosts Lesotho in 2021 AFCON qualifiers

Super Eagles fight back to beat hosts Lesotho in 2021 AFCON qualifiers The Super Eagles of Nigeria came from a goal down to beat the Crocodiles of Lesotho 4-2 in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Lesotho took the lead on the 13th minute before Alex Iwobi leveled the scores for the Super Eagles. A brace from Victor Osimhen and one from Chukwueze...... more

Olympic Eagles crash out of AFCON U23 Competition

Olympic Eagles crash out of AFCON U23 Competition Nigeria missed out on a chance to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games football tournament when they were held 0-0 by South Africa in Cairo on Friday. Unmarked Sunday Faleye wasted a great chance to snatch victory for the Nigerians in the final minute by heading a cross wide when...... more

First Bank Lagos Amateur Open Golf Championship achieves global recognition, gets listed in the WAGR

First Bank Lagos Amateur Open Golf Championship achieves global recognition, gets listed in the WAGR Nigeria’s premier and leading financial services provider, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, has announced that the First Bank Lagos Amateur Golf Championship which teed-off on Friday, November 15, 2019, is now listed among the golf tournaments in the World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR). The WAGR is offered by the R&A and...... more

FIFA names Arsene Wenger Global Football Development Chief

FIFA names Arsene Wenger Global Football Development Chief Former Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger has been confirmed as FIFA’s new chief of global football development, the world governing body has announced. The 70-year-old - who left the Gunners after 22 years in charge in the summer of 2018 - will be chiefly responsible for "overseeing and driving the growth and...... more

IOC President arrives Nigeria to rousing welcome

IOC President arrives Nigeria to rousing welcome President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Dr Thomas Bach, on Wednesday, arrived Nigeria on a two-day official visit. Bach, who arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at about 4. 05 p.m. was received by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare and other top government officials. He said...... more

BREAKING: Super Eagles start 2021 AFCON qualifiers on winning note, beat Squirrels of Benin in Uyo

BREAKING: Super Eagles start 2021 AFCON qualifiers on winning note, beat Squirrels of Benin in Uyo Nigeria’s Super Eagles kick-started their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations campaign on a winning note by beating the Squirrels of Benin Republic 2-1. The squirrels drew first blood with Stephane Sessegnon’s 3rd minute goal, which stemmed from a flaw in the Nigerian defense line. However, Victor Osimhen brought the Eagles back...... more

BREAKING: Liverpool hammer champions Man City 3-1 to extend EPL lead

BREAKING: Liverpool hammer champions Man City 3-1 to extend EPL lead Two quick goals early in the game and a third shortly on the restart was all that Liverpool needed to beat defending champions Manchester City on Sunday night at Anfield and further extend their lead at the top of the English Premier League. Fabinho scores with stunning long-range drive while Mohammed...... more

EPL Battle of Giants: Guardiola fearless despite City’s poor Anfield record

EPL Battle of Giants: Guardiola fearless despite City’s poor Anfield record Pep Guardiola has "never" felt like an underdog and insists even a daunting trip to face Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday will not alter his belief in his Manchester City side. Guardiola takes City into Sunday's clash with everything seemingly in favour of the home side. The European champions have a...... more

EPL: Chelsea leapfrog Man City to take second position

EPL:  Chelsea leapfrog Man City to take second position Chelsea recorded a sixth consecutive Premier League win for the first time since their title-winning season of 2016-17 as they moved up to second in the table. The Blues' victory over Crystal Palace means they are now five points behind leaders Liverpool. Frank Lampard's side moved above Manchester City, who play...... more

 

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