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Eaglets spank Turkey 2-0 in Uefa/Caf tourney

Five-time world champions, Golden Eaglets of Nigeria began their campaign at the Uefa/Caf U17 tournament by condemning Turkey, host nation to two unreplied goals scored by Olakunle Olusegun and Divine Nwachukwu in each half of the game. It was an explosive encounter from the blast of the whistle as Turkey tried to unsettle their Nigerian counterparts

I don’t listen to Real president – Solskjaer

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned Real Madrid that any attempt to sign Paul Pogba in January will be unsuccessful. Real tried to get Pogba, the France midfielder, in the summer but their offer - £27.6m plus Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez - was deemed well below United's valuation of the World Cup winner. Zinedine Zidane,

Iran has ‘assured’ women can attend qualifier – Infantino

Fifa has been "assured" by Iranian authorities that women will be able to attend the October World Cup qualifier in Tehran, Gianni Infantino, president of the body said on Sunday. A female Iranian fan died earlier this month, after setting herself on fire to protest against her arrest for attending a match. Fifa officials have been in Iran

Osaka returns to winning ways with Pan Pacific Open crown

Naomi Osaka lifted her first trophy since winning the Australian Open in January, blasting past Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2 6-3 in the Pan Pacific Open final on Sunday. Her victory marked a return to the ruthless form that helped world number four Osaka claim last year's U.S. Open crown before her Melbourne success, with the

Mount has a chance of playing Liverpool – Lampard

Chelsea will make a late call on midfielder Mason Mount's participation in Sunday's Premier League clash against leaders Liverpool as he continues to recover from an ankle injury, manager Frank Lampard said on Friday. Having scored three league goals this season, Mount's Champions League debut on Tuesday lasted nine minutes as a horror tackle by Valencia's

D’Tigers are 23rd in the World

D’Tigers have moved  up 10 places to the 23rd in the World in the latest FIBA ranking released after the 2019 FIBA men’s World Cup in China. The senior men’s team who became the first country in the world to qualify for the World Cup won 3 games and lost 2 during the competition

Beardsley suspended over racist insults

Former Newcastle United Under-23s coach Peter Beardsley has been suspended for 32 weeks by the Football Association (FA) after he was found guilty on three counts of offensive language towards the club's U-23 players, the FA said on Thursday. Beardsley, a former England international and league winner with Liverpool, had been suspended since January last year

Eagles are 34th on Fifa ranking, 3rd in Africa

Nigeria's Super Eagles dropped one place from 33rd to 34th in the latest ranking released by Fifa on Thursday, September 19. Eagles, who were held to a 2-2 draw by Ukraine in a friendly clash last week at the Dnipro Arena gathered 1482 points during the month under review. Gernot Rohr’s men however remain unmoved

Dibaba out of world championships with foot injury

Ethiopia’s 1,500 metres world record holder and 2015 world champion Genzebe Dibaba has withdrawn from the world championships starting in Doha next week due to a foot injury, her management company said on Thursday. The Ethiopian, who set a new 1500m world record in 2015 of 3:50.07 before clinching the world title in Beijing, was diagnosed

Federer ‘can make it to 40 and perhaps beyond’ – Laver

Roger Federer still has plenty of gas left in the tank and Rod Laver is backing him to go beyond next year's Olympic Games. Federer said earlier this week that he had decided he would at least play Wimbledon next year and that a decision about the Olympics in Tokyo which follow it would be