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Heavyweight Boxer Tim Hague Boxed To Death
A former UFC fighter Tim Hague has died after succumbing to injuries he suffered in a brutal fight against Adam Braidwood on Friday in Canada.
Chinese Clubs May Face 100% Tax On Signings
China Football Association (CFA) has said it would introduce 100% tax on signings as their mid-season transfer window opens on Monday.
AC Milan Fans Brand Goalkeeper ‘Dollarumma’
Some AC Milan fans have branded 18-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma "Dollarumma" after revealing that he won't be renewing his contract with the Rossoneri.
Uefa Draws Teams For Champions League Playoffs
The draw for the first and second round qualifiers of European football club money spinning tournament, Uefa Champuons League has been released.
Crotone Manager Cycles Length Of Italy For Escaping Relegation
Crotone manager Davide Nicola has completed a 1,300km bike ride up the length of Italy, after telling his players he would do so if they avoided relegation from the Italian Serie A.
Rangers Coach Hails Players Over Win
Rangers Team Manager Amaobi Ezeaku has hailed the players' dedication for the goalless draw with Niger Tornadoes FC of Minna in Lokoja.
Warriors Earn Late Winner Against Plateau, As Pillars Humble MFM
Shedrack Asiegbu scored a brace as Abia Warriors got the better of leaders Plateau United at the death in one of Sunday's Nigeria Professional Football League games played in Umuahia.
World Champions Germany Expect Tough Confed. Cup Opener
World champions Germany will field an inexperienced line-up against Australia in their Confederations Cup opener on Monday with striker Timo Werner fearing a robust challenge from the Socceroos.
Third Wimbledon Title Gets Murray’s Attention
World number one Andy Murray says he has no plan to relax just yet as he eyes a third Wimbledon title, even as the Briton believes he has few years left at the top level.
Fight With McGregor Is What People Want – Mayweather
Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has said he has no problem coming out of retirement to fight mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor.
Monaco Complete Signing Of Meite
French champions Monaco have signed Soualiho Meite from Belgian side, Zulte Waregam making him the second buy from the Belgian league.
Hosts Russia Defeat New Zealand In Confederations Cup Opener
Russia kicked off their Confederations Cup campaign with a 2-0 win over New Zealand in Russia's second largest city, St Petersburg.
Okagbare Out Of IAAF World’s Long Jump
Reigning Nigeria sprint queen, Blessing Okagbare, has been eliminated from the Oslo Diamond League meeting after finishing seventh place in the final classification.
Pele Wants Brazil To Play Against Russia In 2018 World Cup Final
Brazilian football legend, Pele, has stated that he would love to see Brazil play against Russia in next year’s World Cup final.
Lobi Stars line-up in game against Akwa United in Makurdi/Photo: LMC Media
Imenger Strikes Late Winner As Lobi Survive Rivers
Barnabas Imenger's late strike saved the day for Lobi Stars who battled to a 1-0 win over Rivers United in Friday's NPFL game played in Makerdi.
Abia Warriors line-up in game against Katsina United/Photo: LMC Media
It’s Payback Time For Plateau, Warriors Coach Declares
Head coach of Abia Warriors Abdul Biffo has charged his players to go all out against leaders Plateau United in Sunday's Nigeria Professional Football League game in Umuahia.
Ronaldo Focusing On Confed. Cup – Teammate
Portugal and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is focusing on the Fifa Confederations Cup, amid accusations of tax evasion, teammate Andre Silva said Friday.
Atletico Striker Griezmann Says ‘I Do’ In Secret
France and Atletico Madrid marksman Antoine Griezmann has married his long-term girlfriend Erika Choperena in a secret ceremony in Toledo.
Arsenal, Wenger Must Up The Ante – Petit
Arsenal must spend more on wages if it hopes to keep players away from global competitors, former midfielder Emmanuel Petit told AFP Friday.
I Saw Tiote Fighting For His Life, Teammate Leke James Reveals
Leke James, teammate of late Cheick Tiote, has revealed how he saw the player fight or his life before giving up the ghost after reportedly suffering cardiac arrest on the training ground.
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