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Nigeria’s Under 17 team, Golden Eaglets have crashed out of the ongoing Under 17 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Algeria. The team lost 1-2 to their Burkina Faso counterparts in the quarter finals of the event at the Nelson Mandela Stadium on Thursday. The result means that Nigeria could not secure a ticket to […]

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Argentina’s Lionel Messi has won the Laureus Award for best male athlete of 2022 on Monday, ahead of names such as Rafa Nadal, Kylian Mbappe and Steph Curry, boosted by his performance with the Argentina national team, which he led to the Qatar 2022 World Cup. It is the second time Messi, 35, has won a Laureus – considered a […]

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Yaya Toure has dissociated himself from talks about his former agent placing a curse on Manchester City that is supposed to prevent them from lifting the Champions League.   The agent in question is Dimitri Seluk, who used to represent the Ivorian, and with Manchester City at the business end of the UCL, talks of the […]

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Nottingham Forest’s English Premier League (EPL) survival hopes got a massive boost as a brace by Super Eagles’ Taiwo Awoniyi on Monday helped them to a 4-3 home win. They beat bottom club Southampton and the result meant Southampton’s 10-year stay in the top-flight look to be coming to an end. A nerve-jangling City Ground clash […]

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President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu has described Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen as the “new king of Serie A” following Napoli’s scudetto win. The Nigerian delivered the Azzurri’s first Serie A title in 33 years after netting a scudetto-sealing equaliser in their 1-1 draw against Udinese on Thursday. Reacting via his Twitter handle on Sunday, Tinubu […]

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A 26-year-old man died in Naples after being injured by shots fired during a night of celebrations sparked by Napoli winning its third Serie A title, media said Friday. Three other people were injured in the same incident in the southern Italian city. It is not yet clear if the shots were fired as part […]

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A record eight international players, six of them linemen from Nigeria, were assigned to NFL clubs on Thursday under the league’s International Player Pathway program for the 2023 season. Australia and France will also be represented at clubs by players starting with training camps in July. It’s the most players ever allocated to squads in […]

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Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen, was on target as Napoli were crowned Serie A champions on Thursday night. The 24-year-old former Lille striker scored the equalizer in their 1-1 draw at Udinese as Napoli became Serie A champions for the first time in 33 years. Sandi Lovric had given Udinese the lead on 13 minutes as […]

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Lionel Messi will leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season, with the Ligue 1 club not planning to offer the forward a new contract. Messi joined PSG in the summer of 2021 on a two-year deal after leaving Barcelona due to their financial issues. The 35-year-old has played 71 times for the French […]

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United States athlete Tori Bowie has passed away aged 32. Her representatives, Icon Management, confirmed her tragic death in a statement on social media and tributes have poured in from the world of athletics. The statement read: “We’re devastated to share the very sad news that Tori Bowie has passed away. We’ve lost a client, […]

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Petr Cech has joined Rio Ferdinand in being inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame for 2023. The former goalkeeper – who represented Chelsea and Arsenal in his career – was selected after a vote by fans across the world from a 15 person shortlist. Cech becomes the 18th player to join the Hall of Fame after eight legendary stars […]

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Argentina captain Lionel Messi has been suspended by Paris St-Germain for two weeks after travelling to Saudi Arabia without the club’s permission this week. The trip followed the French club’s home defeat by Lorient on Sunday, in which Messi played the full 90 minutes. Messi will not train or play for PSG during the period of his […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been named as the highest-paid sportsman on the planet following his switch to Saudi Arabia. Ronaldo swapped Manchester United for Al-Nassr in January following his bombshell interview with Piers Morgan. The Portuguese megastar is reported to be on £175million-per-year with his new outfit, enough to see him top the table. According to Forbes, Ronaldo has now […]

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Arsenal were delayed returning from their Champions League semifinal Sunday after their plane burst into flames on the runway at the Braunschweig Wolfsburg Airport in Germany. Following a 2-2 semifinal draw against Wolfsburg, the Arsenal women’s team was traveling home to England when a bird reportedly flew into the left engine of the team plane during […]

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Chelsea expect to appoint Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager, according to reports. The ex-Tottenham boss believes he can transform the Blues back into Premier League title contenders following a shocking season so far. The Premier League side sacked Graham Potter at the beginning of the month and brought in Frank Lampard as caretaker boss until the end of […]

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Nigerian football legend,  Jay-Jay Okocha, has said he would have cost around €150m in today’s transfer market for clubs to secure his services. The former PSG, Fenerbahçe, and Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder was commenting on the high fees clubs now pay to sign players. In an interview with hurriyet, Okocha believed he would have cost around […]

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 Following are the results of Match Day 15 fixtures played on Sunday in the 2022/2023 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL): Niger Tornadoes 3-0 Abia Warriors Plateau United 1-0 Nasarawa United Sunshine Stars 1-0 Lobi Stars Doma United 2-0 Bayelsa United Shooting Stars 3-0 Gombe United Enyimba International FC 1-1 Remo Stars Played on Saturday: Bendel […]

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Following are the results of Match Day 14 fixtures played on Sunday in the 2022/2023 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL): Bayelsa United 3-0 Lobi Stars Remo Stars 1-1 Bendel Insurance Plateau United 1-0 Akwa United Doma United 2-0 Wikki Tourists El-Kanemi Warriors 0-0 Shooting Stars Rivers United 1-0 Dakkada FC (suspended) Kwara United 1-2 Enyimba […]

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A pair of sneakers worn by NBA superstar Michael Jordan sold for $2.2 million on Tuesday, setting a record price at auction for game-worn sports footwear, Sotheby’s announced. The basketball great wore the “Bred” Air Jordan 13s during Game 2 of the 1998 NBA Finals on the way to his sixth and last NBA championship […]

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Napoli forward Victor Osimhen will miss his side’s UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg game at AC Milan on Wednesday. This came after the Nigerian was left out of manager Luciano Spalletti’s match day squad due to injury. Osimhen, who is Serie A’s top scorer this season with 21 goals, has missed this month’s league […]