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Dalung Extends Federation President’s Tenure To 12 Years
The guidelines for the 2017 elections into National Sports Federations have been amended, with the tenure of presidents extended to three terms of 12 years.
Eguma Confident Rivers Will Reach Caf Cup Group Phase
Rivers United coach, Stanley Eguma, has said his team will avoid their Caf Champions League round of 32 mistakes when they meet Rayon Sports of Rwanda in the second leg of their second round on Saturday.
Rangers, Pillars To Honour Dead Calabar Football Fans
Players of Rangers and visiting Kano Pillars are to wear black armbands during their game in Enugu on Sunday, the League Management Company (LMC) has said.
Goffin Sends Djokovic Out Of Monte Carlo Masters
World number two Novak Djokovic's has crashed out of the Monte Carlo Masters, following his defeat by Belgium's David Goffin on Friday.
Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus Reuters / Andrew Yates Livepic
Jesus To Return Against Arsenal
Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus could feature for the Citizens in Sunday's FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal, manager Pep Guardiola has revealed.
Fifa Saddened Over Death Of Football Fans In Calabar
Fifa have expressed sadness over the tragic death of about 30 football faithful on Thursday at a viewing centre in Calabar, Cross River.
Real Madrid Drawn Against Atletico Madrid, Man Utd To Tackle Celta Vigo
UEFA Champions League defending champions, Real Madrid has been drawn against fellow city rival, Athletico Madrid in the last four of the prestigious club competition.
Former England Defender Ugo Ehiogu Dies After Cardiac Arrest
Former England and Aston Villa defender, Ugo Ehiogu, has died after suffering a cardiac arrest at Tottenham's training centre on Thursday.
Eagles Coach Targets Semis At Beach World Cup
Sand Eagles coach Audu Adamu believes his side are capable of progressing beyond the quarter-finals of the Fifa Beach soccer World Cup in the Bahamas.
Rory McIlroy, Erica Stoll To Tie The Knot In Ireland
Something in the form of a Golf Royal Wedding is apparently imminent as Rory McIlroy and Erica Stoll are set to say their ‘I do’s.
Lobi Stars line-up in game against Akwa United in Makurdi/Photo: LMC Media
Expect More From Lobi Stars – Ogbeide
Tony Okpotu scored a hat-trick as Solomon Ogbeide began his reign as Lobi Stars coach with a 3-1 spanking of former club, Sunshine Stars in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
Super Sand Eagles of Nigeria/Photo: CAF Media
Eagles Fly To The Bahamas For Beach World Cup
Nigeria's beach soccer team have left the country for the Bahamas, venue of the 9th Fifa Beach Soccer World Cup.
Bayern Goalie Neuer To Miss Rest Of The Season
Bayern Munich goalie Manuel Neuer will miss the rest of the season after fracturing his left foot during Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final second-leg defeat at Real Madrid.
Rashford Sends United Into Semis After Extra-Time
Marcus Rashford netted an extra-time winner as Manchester United survived a strong showing from Anderlecht to reach the Europa League semis.
British Olympic Medalist Dies In Jamaica Motorbike Crash
Germaine Mason, British Olympic high jump silver medallist, has passed away aged 34 after a motorcycle crash in Jamaica on Thursday.
Blessing Okagbare celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win the Commonwealth Games women's 100m at Hampden Park in Glasgow on July 28, 2014. By Adrian Dennis (AFP)
Nigeria Selects Okagbare, 12 Others For IAAF World Relays
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria has named Blessing Okagbare and 12 other female athletes on a provisional list to represent the country at the IAAF World Relays.
Bale Back In Training Ahead Clasico
Gareth Bale, who missed the tie UCL second leg tie against Bayern Munich, is back in training and might partake in the Clasico on Sunday.
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Wilshere Will Be Back In July – Arsene Wenger
Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has said that midfielder Jack Wilshere will return to normal training in July.
Ifeanyiubah players celebrate goal in the NPFL/Photo: LMC Media
Obaje Strikes Twice As Warriors Edge Warriors In Dramatic Fightback
Godwin Obaje put away two second-half spot kicks as Ifeanyiubah came from a goal down to beat Shooting Stars 2-1 in the Nigeria Professional Football League on Wednesday.
Ex-NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Kills Self In Jail
Former New England Patriots tight end, Aaron Hernandez, has reportedly hung himself in the jail cell where he was serving a life sentence for murder.
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