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Moses Scores As Chelsea Breeze Through Champions Leicester

Two first-half goals from Diego Costa and Eden Hazard propelled the west Londoners to a classy win.

Shanghai Masters: Bautista Agut Knocks Out Djokovic

Defending champion Novak Djikovic is out of the Shanghai Rolex Masters following a 6-4, 6-4 defeat to 19th-ranked Roberto Bautista Agut in the semi-final.

Bolt To Run Last Home Race At Racers Grand Prix In June

The Jamaican, who stated this Friday, had already planned to retire from the sport after the August 2017 World Championships in London. Bolt won the 100 metres at this year’s Racers Grand Prix. And he is looking forward to replicating the feat in 2017 as he bows out.

World Cup: Fifa To Study Expansion To 40 or 48 teams

The 2026 World Cup could feature 40 or 48 nations as Fifa has agreed to study options to expand the tournament from its 32-team format in greater detail.

Copa del Rey: Barcelona Draw Hercules, Real Get Cultural Leonesa

The Catalan giants will begin hostilities against Hercules, while rivals Real Madrid engage Cultural Deportiva Leonesa in the opening round. Atletico Madrid are away to Guijuelo, Villarreal will go against Toledo, even as Valencia confront Leganes in November.

National Sports Festival: Abuja May Replace Cross River As host – Minister

Cross River state appears not ready to stage the festival. Lack of funds is largely the reason. They have called on the sports ministry for financial aid. But the ministry is not likely to grant the request.

Gerrard Returns To Liverpool, Seeks Injury Treatment

The former Liverpool skipper will miss Sunday’s match against the Houston Dynamo. And his status for the remainder of the campaign is uncertain, even though he hopes to recover from the already injury-plagued season.

Chelsea To Wear Nike Kits Next Season After Sealing Club Record Kit Deal

The new deal is understood to see the company make the full kit for Chelsea’s first-team, academy sides and ladies’ squad for the next 15 years. The Premier League giants will earn an estimated £900 million by the time the deal, which starts from next season, expires in 2032.

Wenger Not Willing To Choose Successor

Arsene Wenger does not have an idea of who will succeed him as Arsenal manager when his reign ends at the club. According to the Frenchman, that's the decision of the club to take. He would, however, be willing to give his opinion on it should he be contacted by the club.

Djokovic Eases Into Shanghai Quarter-finals

The world number one reached the final eight with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Vasek Pospisil. He will battle 110th-ranked Mischa Zverev for a place in the semi-finals of the Masters.

FIFA Executives Meet To Discuss 48-team World Cup Plan

Infantino wants to expand the tournament to 48 teams. Critics say it could dilute its quality. The powerful 36-member FIFA Council will weigh the idea at the meeting on Thursday and Friday. But a final decision will not be made until next year.

Fury Gives Up World Heavyweight Titles

Tyson Fury is no longer the world heavyweight champion. The Briton has vacated the titles citing health reasons. He was due to be stripped of his titles after cancelling two planned rematches this year against Ukrainian former champion Wladimir Klitschko.

Governor’s Cup: Nigerians Reach Quarterfinals At Championship

The Lagos Governor's Cup has reached the quarterfinals, with some Nigerian players vying for places in the doubles event. The duo of Henry Atseye and Enosoregbe Clifford will play Tunisia’s Moez Echargui and Egyptian Karim-Mohamed Maamoun in some of today's games at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan.

Algeria Dismiss Coach After Cameroon Draw

The football federation of Nigeria's next opponent in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers have sacked their coach. Milovan Rajevac was just over three months into his contract with Algeria. His side's 1-1 draw with Cameroon is believed to be the reason for his firing.
Super Falcons

Omagbemi Invites 30 Falcons To Camp Ahead Cameroon 2016

The seven-time African champions begin preparations for the bi-annual tournament with a list of 30 players, which comprises 8 foreign-based falcons.

World Cup Qualifier: Zambia Captain Blames Loss To Nigeria On Fear

The Zambian captain believes some of his colleagues were scared of the Nigerian stars, which caused them the game. He, however, hopes they can bounce back from the defeat.
World Number 1

Murray Targets Djokovic’s World Number One Spot At Shanghai Masters

The Scot, who defeated Grigor Dimitrov to claim his fifth title of the year at the China Open, is one tournament away from topping world number one Novak Djokovic, having earned up to 1,000 points.

Tennis: 16th Governor’s Cup Serves Off In Lagos

Over ten Nigerian players will compete for ranking points, and 50, 000 dollars prize money in the championship, which serves off today in Lagos. Spain's Enrique Lopez-Perez is men's top seed, while Valetini Grammatikopoulou from Greece is the Women's No. 1 seed.

Iwobi, Iheanacho Score As Eagles Beat Zambia In Ndola

A heavy hush blanketed the Levy Mwanawasa stadium as Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho put Nigeria two up at half time. Collins Mbesuma pulled one back for the rampaging Chipolopolo, with about 20 minutes left. But the Eagles held on till the end.

Russia 2018: England, Germany Cruise In European Qualifying

England and Germany recorded comfortable wins in the European qualifiers for the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia. The Three Lions, under interim manager Gareth Southgate, dispatched Malta 2-0, while the reigning world champions were imperious in their 3-0 spanking of Czech Republic.
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