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John Terry Set For Mourinho’s Return

Terry has not played since suffering an ankle injury in the 2-2 draw with Swansea on September 11. Now, the Chelsea skipper is available for selection in Sunday's clash against Manchester United.

Neymar Extends Barca Stay Till 2021

The new deal is reported to have a net salary of €16 million a year, below the totals earned annually by teammate Lionel Messi and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Chelsea vs Man Utd: Mourinho Rules Out ‘Stamford Bridge Luck’

The Manchester United manager is not expecting 'luck' at the Stamford Bridge when the Red devils confront the Blues in Sunday's heavyweight Premier League clash.
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Kano Pillars: Gov. Ganduje Appoints Babangida As Chairman

The Kano State Governor appointed Muhammad along with six others on Thursday with the task of returning the four-time Nigerian champions to their glory days.

Match Bonus: We Never Demanded For Payment In Dollars – Mikel

The Super Eagles captain has debunked the report of the team demanding to be paid in dollars. He stated that he 'never granted any such interview and the team has not made that kind of demand at any time to the football federation.'

Seaman Advises Arsenal To Tie Down Ozil, Sanchez

The German had an amazing night with a hat-trick. The Chilean opened the floodgate of goals with a delicious chip. Their performance in the Champions League further showed how big an asset they are to the club.

Nigeria Climbs Four Steps On FIFA Ranking

The three-time African champions have moved four places to 60th in the world and 11th in Africa on the latest FIFA monthly ranking released on Thursday.

FIFA Appoint Gassama For Nigeria vs Algeria Qualifier

The 37-year-old Gambian will be flanked by two officials from Burundi and Kenye for the World Cup qualifying game on November 12 at the Godswill Akpabio stadium, Uyo.

UCL: Ozil Strikes Hat-trick As Arsenal Demolish Ludogorets

Mesut Ozil scored his first professional hat-trick as Arsenal produced a stellar performance to emphatically take out Ludogorets at the Emirates.
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Cooreman, Dokubo Fired By Akwa United

Both coaches, according to the club, were disengaged due to poor disciplinary record throughout last season.
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NPFL Fall-Out: Gov. Ganduje Sacks Kano Pillars Board

The Governor blamed the club's board for their poor run last season. The four-time Nigerian champions finished 7th in the league and missed out of a place on the continent.
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Ahmed Musa Vows To Fight For Leicester Future

Nigerian forward, Ahmed Musa has vowed to fight for his place in the Leicester set-up after struggling to adjust to life with The Foxes. This is coming amid speculations of a likely return to Russia.
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UEFA Champions League: Guardiola Seeks Win At Barca

Manchester City confront Barcelona tonight with Pep Guardiola hoping to get the better of his childhood club at the magnificent Camp Nou.
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Izu Joseph Shot Near Cultists’ Haven

The Nigerian Army has disclosed that late Shooting Stars defender, Izu Joseph was shot near a Cultists' hideout after JTF operatives moved in on the area.
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IAAF Announce 2016 Award Nominees

Jamaican sprint king, Usain Bolt, South African Wayde Van Nierkerk, David Rudisha of Kenya led the list of nominations as IAAF announces beginning of voting process for the 2016 IAAF World Athlete of the year.
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Modric Extends Deal With European Champions

The 31-yeal-old Croatian has penned a new deal that will see him in the colours of Real Madrid till June 30, 2020.
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Emenalo To Be Replaced By Italian, Sabatini

According to speculations, Chelsea's Director of Football, Michael Emenalo, is set to be replaced by former Roma director, Walter Sabatini. Current coach, Antonio Conte, seems to be rooting for his fellow Italian.
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Shooting Stars’ Joseph Shot Dead

Shooting Stars powerful defender, Izu Joseph has been shot dead by members of the Military JTF in Niger Delta. He was said to have been caught in a restricted area and his identity determined only after his death.

Serena To Miss Another Singapore Finals Due To Injury

With six days left to the start of the WTA Finals, the 22-time Grand Slam champion has withdrawn from the event for the second successive time, having missed last year's edition in similar circumstance.

Tyson Gay Loses Daughter In Street Shooting

The US sprinter's daughter was shot in the neck at a restaurant in Lexington, Kentucky, on Sunday about 4 am local time. She died in hospital within an hour of being transported. Witnesses said Gay was hit during an exchange of gunfire between two cars, according to police.
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