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Two Fans Bag Life Imprisonment Over 2015 Egyptian Stadium Deaths
Two people have been jailed for life on Sunday by an Egyptian court over violence that led to a deadly football stadium stampede in Cairo in February 2015.
Standing With Locked Arms Is Good, Trump Reacts To NFL Protests
US President Donald Trump on Sunday responded to protests across the NFL over his remarks about players taking a knee during the national anthem.
Black Stars Thrash Super Eagles To Win WAFU Cup
The Black Stars of Ghana thrashed the Super Eagles of Nigeria  4-1  to win the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations.
Neymar Earned More Than Messi While At Barca – Report
German magazine, Der Spiegel, has claimed that  Neymar Jnr earned  €8.5 million more than former teammate, Lionel Messi while he was with Barcelona.
Dzumhur Defeats Fognini To Win Maiden Title
Damir Dzumhur beat Italian third seed Fabio Fognini in St Petersburg on Sunday to become the first Bosnian to win an ATP Tour title.
Federer Wins Laver Cup For Team Europe
Roger Federer has handed Team Europe the maiden Laver Cup title after beating Team World's Nick Kyrgios in a super tie-break thriller in Prague on Sunday.
NFL Fans Defy Trump’s Call For Boycott
Lovers of NFL came out in support of their respective teams in defiance to President Donald Trump's plea to boycott the games to punish players.
I Will Exploit Joshua’s Weaknesses – WBO Champ, Parker
New Zealand’s Joseph Parker has stated his readiness to put his WBO world heavyweight title belt on the line for a unification bout against Anthony Joshua
Brighton Record Second Premier League Win
Brighton have won their second Premier League game of the season after a laboured 1-0 win over Newcastle United on Sunday.
Nigeria Can Host CHAN 2018 – FA Chairman
The Nigerian Government has been urged to consider hosting the 2018 Championship of African Nations (Chan) tournament, following the stripping of Kenya as hosts. 
Salisu Expects Tough Ghana Final In Wafu Cup
Salisu Yusuf, Super Eagles assistant coach, says Ghana would be difficult to humble for a second time when both sides face off in the final of the 2017 Wafu Cup.
Ifeanyiubah players celebrate goal in the NPFL/Photo: LMC Media
Ifeanyiubah Crush Saraki To Reach Cup Semis
Defending champions FC Ifeanyiubah have booked a place in the semi-finals of the Aiteo Cup after routing ABS 4-0 on aggregate in the quarter-finals.
Wozniacki Dispatches Russian To Retain WTA Title
Caroline Wozniacki has retained the WTA Pan Pacific Open after seeing off Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-0, 7-5 on Sunday.
Morata Could Marry My Daughter – Conte
Chelsea coach, Antonio Conte, has expressed his delight at striker Alvaro Morata, who bagged his first hattrick in The Blues 4-0 win at Stoke on Saturday
Five Get Marching Orders In Grueling Istanbul Derby
Five players were sent off as Fenerbahce beat Besiktas 2-1 in an Istanbul derby.
Man Utd Ask For CCTV Footage Over Lukaku’s Controversial Chant
Manchester United have asked for CCTV footage to help identify fans who sang a controversial song about Romelu Lukaku during Saturday's win at Southampton.
Transfer News: Tottenham In Talks To Sign Real Madrid Star
It Has Not Been A Brilliant Moment For Real – Zidane
Zinedine Zidane admitted it has not been a brilliant moment for Madrid but maintained the three points were all important after their 2-1 win over Alaves
NBA, NFL And Athletes Hit Back After Trump Tirade
US President Donald Trump triggered a backlash from the US professional sports world after withdrawing a White House invitation to the NBA champion.
Caf Withdraws Kenya’s Hosting Right For 2018 CHAN
The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has stripped Kenya of the right to host the 2018 African Nations Championship over alleged poor preparation.
Liverpool Scale Past Leicester Hurdle
Liverpool returned to winning ways and got their own pound of flesh against Leicester in the Premier League game, defeating the Foxes 3-2.
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