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D’Tigers Ready To Defend FIBA Title – Ike Diogu
Ike Diogu says the D 'Tigers are ready to go defend the African title it won at the next FIBA men basketball championship in Tunisia.
I Am ‘Proud’ Of My Pro Boxing Debut Despite Defeat – McGregor
Conor McGregor says he is "proud" of what he achieved on his professional boxing debut, despite losing the bout in the 10th round to Floyd Mayweather.
Drinkwater Completes Chelsea Move From Leicester City
Chelsea have signed England midfielder Danny Drinkwater from Leicester City for £35m, reuniting him with an old teammate, with N'golo Kante.
Bank Promises To Support Impressive D’Tigresses Ahead Of Spain 2018
Zenith Bank has promised to continue lending its support to the 2017 FIBA Women’s Afrobasket Championship winners, D’Tigresses.
Ronaldo, Lukaku Bag Hat-tricks As Mbappe Wraps Up Big France Win
Cristiano Ronaldo returned to action for Portugal with a hat-trick, while  Kylian Mbappe scored the final goal as France cruised to a 4-0 win over Netherland
Man City Lose Interest In Sanchez – Report
Manchester City may have given up their chase to land Arsenal unsettled forward Alexis Sanchez.
Paris St-Germain Sign Mbappe From Monaco
Paris St-Germain have secured the services of 18-year-old forward Kylian Mbappe on a season-long loan from Monaco.
Spurs Sign Aurier From PSG
Tottenham have completed the signing of Paris St-Germain defender Serge Aurier for a fee in the region of £23m.
Liverpool Land Chamberlain From Arsenal
The 24-year-old passed a medical on Wednesday after the Gunners accepted Liverpool's bid in the region of £35m which could rise to £40m.
Plateau United players celebrate a goal against Sunshine Stars in Akure/Photo: LMC Media
Rangers, Lobi Lose To Lower-league Sides In Aiteo Cup
Five-time champions Rangers have crashed out of the 2017 Aiteo Cup after losing to lower-league side Unicem Rovers 6-5 on penalties in the second round.
I’m Ready For Eagles Challenge – Ezenwa
Home-based Super Eagles goalie, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, has vowed to give his best and make Nigerians proud ahead of Friday’s World Cup qualifier.
PSG Have Reina Bid Rejected By Napoli
Napoli has rejected a bid by Paris Saint Germain for its Spanish goalkeeper, Pepe Reina.
National Stadium Gym Repairs Will Enhance Preparation – Paralympians
Paralympians have said the renovation of the gymnasium at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos would enhance athletes training ahead of major competitions.
Enyeama Still Has A Place In My Team – Rohr
Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, has blamed an injury for the delayed return of former captain Vincent Enyeama to the team.
Ezenwa To Start Against Lions As Ajiboye Gets Invite
Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, has called up into the Super Eagles camp Plateau United goalkeeper, Dele Ajiboye to replace injured Daniel Akpeyi.
Eagles Will Land In Russia, Dalung Assures Nigerians
Nigeria's Minister of Sports Solomon Dalung is confident the Super Eagles will earn a place at the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia.
Chelsea
Drinkwater Hands In Transfer Request Amid Chelsea Interest
The England midfielder is understood to want to move to Chelsea but the champions have failed to meet Leicester's valuation so far, with a fee of £25m having been discussed.
Gibbs Leaves Gunners, Joins Baggies
West Bromwich Albion have completed the signing of England left-back Kieran Gibbs from Arsenal for £7m.
Buhari Splashes Cash On Victorious D’Tigresses
Each player of Nigeria's women's basketball team that won the just concluded FIBA Africabasket Championship will receive one million naira as reward.
Bolivia To Miss World Cup After Losing CAS Appeal
Bolivia will have to forfeit two 2018 World Cup qualifiers for fielding an ineligible player after the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected their appeal.
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