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3SC Sign 5 Players, Begin Preparation For NPFL Second Half
Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) club, Shooting Star of Ibadan have begun preparations ahead of the second half of the season.
Evander Holyfield’s Son Arrested Over Marijuana
The son of former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield may face a one-game suspension from the University of Georgia’s football team after his arrest on misdemeanour marijuana charges.
Mikel To Miss Eagles-Bafana Afcon Qualifier
Super Eagles skipper John Mikel Obi appears set to miss the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa's Bafana Bafana on 10 June.
Liverpool Beat Watford With Can’s Sublime Strike
Emre Can stole the show with a sublime goal as Liverpool edged Watford to capitalise on favourable results in the race for next season's Champions League.
‘I Can Beat Joshua With One Arm’
Tyson Fury taunted Anthony Joshua on Monday by insisting he could beat the world heavyweight champion with “one arm tied behind my back”.
Zidane Confident Ahead Atletico Duel
Zinedine Zidane says his Real Madrid side are ready to confront local rivals Atletico today in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Sand Eagles Crash Out Of Fifa Beach World Cup
Nigeria have crashed out of the Fifa Beach World Cup in the Bahamas after losing 2-1 to Iran on penalties following a pulsating 4-4 draw after extra time in a Group B duel.
Game between Plateau United and Lobi Stars at the Rwang Pam stadium in Jos/ Photo: LMC Media
NPFL To Resume May 21
The resumption of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) billed for May 7 has been postponed to Sunday, May 21, 2017, the League Management Company (LMC) announced on Monday.
Enyimba Unveil Ichull, Togo Int’l Atchou
Former champions Enyimba have confirmed the signings of Lordson Ichull and Togo international Franco Atchou, as they seek revival in the Nigeria Professional Football League which resumes on 21 May.
Nigerian Army Female Wrestler,Winnie, Bags Gold At African Championship
Gofit Winnie wins gold in the 75kg category at the ongoing African Wrestling Championships in Marrakech, Morocco.
Zidane Makes Winning Start To Real Madrid Return
No Real Edge For New Madrid Semi-final Showdown – Zidane
Real Madid manager, Zinedine Zidane says past UCL victories over Atletico Madrid have no beaing on Tuesday's semifinal first leg.
Europa League Final: Why Arsenal Should Not Play Cech - Seaman
Cech ‘Angry’ After Derby Defeat
Petr Cech made no attempt to hide how “angry and disappointed” he felt after a 2-0 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur dented the Gunners’ Champions League hopes.
Saraki Commends ABS Football Club Over NPFL Victory
The Senate president, Bukola Saraki has congratulated the Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) Football Club for winning the Under-15 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) tournament in Lagos.
Adekuoroye, Oborududu Others Sparkle In Morocco
Odunayo Adekuoroye, Blessing Oborududu, Aminat Adeniyi and new-comer, Bisola Makanjuola won their events in the women's freestyle at the Africa Senior Wrestling Championships in Morocco.
Man Utd Schedule ‘Not Human’ – Mourinho
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has described the clubs jammed-packed schedule as “not human” as a growing injury list threatens to wreck hopes of a place in next season’s Champions League.
Victor Moses set to miss Nigeria's friendlies against Senegal and Burkina Faso
Eagles To Face Corsica Without Moses, Iwobi
Victor Moses and Alex Iwobi have been ruled out of Nigeria's friendly duel against the Corsica due to club engagements.
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)
Okagbare Earns Berth At London 2017
Nigeria's queen of the track Blessing Okagbare has booked a place at the 2017 London World Athletics Championships.
Nadal raises his trophy as he celebrates after winning Austrian tennis player Dominic Thiem at the end of the ATP Barcelona Open “Conde de Godo” tennis tournament final in Barcelona on April 30, 2017. Nadal won 6-4, 6-1. Josep LAGO / AFP
In-form Nadal Wins 10th Barcelona Open
The Spaniard, who won the title for the 10th time, will aim for a 10th French Open next month after also claiming his 10th title at the Monte Carlo Masters last week.
Nigeria Names 14 Athletes For World Taekwondo Championship
Fourteen players have been selected by the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) for the 2017 World Championship in Muju, South Korea.
Fury Accepts Joshua’s Title Challenge
Tyson Fury has accepted the challenge issued by world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua following the Londoner’s title victory over Wladimir Klitschko, the BBC reports.
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