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Bundesliga Gets First Female Referee
A 38-year-old German policewoman will next season become the first female referee in Europe’s top leagues after she was promoted to officiate in the Bundesliga on Friday.
Put Desert Scorpions To The Sword, Rangers Coach Charges Players
Interim head coach of Enugu Rangers Chukwuma Agbo has tasked his players to demolish visiting Gombe United when both sides face off in one of Sunday's Nigeria Professional Football League games.
Edo Govt Explains Why It Sponsored Okpekpe Mountain Race
The government of Edo State has reacted strongly to claims that it lavished the state’s money on the recently concluded 10km Okpekpe Race.
Winner Of NCC Tennis Cup Championship To Get N7 Million
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has concluded arrangements for the second edition of the annual Lawn Tennis League Championship tagged 'NCC Tennis Cup'.
Bayern Legend Lahm, Alonso Bow Out On Saturday
Bayern Munich will bid farewell to two giants of the game on Saturday when World Cup winners Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso retire from professional football.
NNL Seals N200m Deal With Bet9ja
The Nigeria National League (NNL) has announced a three-year partnership deal worth N200 million with leading sports betting company, Bet9ja.
30 Lions Named For Ozil, Sanchez, Others
Cameroon coach Hugo Broos on Thursday announced a 30-man squad for the 2017 Fifa Confederations Cup coming up in Russia from 17 June to 2 July.
Sunshine Strengthen Squad With Ojo, ThankGod, Five Others
Nigeria Professional Football League side Sunshine Stars have confirmed the signings of Al Merrikh midfielder Dare Ojo and six other players.
Kane Bags Four In Spurs’ Hammering Of Leicester
It was a night to remember for Harry Kane who found Leicester's net four times as Tottenham produced another spectacular display to breeze through their hosts 6-1.
Super Eagles Will Take On Corsica, Togo, NFF Confirm
The NFF have confirmed that the Super Eagles will play two international friendly matches against Corsica and Togo before the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa in June.
English Football Association To Ban Players For Diving
The English football body has approved retrospective ban for players who dive from next season under new Football Association regulations.
Chelsea News: Cech Denies Sporting Director Role Deal With The Blues
Arsenal Playing In Europa League Won’t Be So Bad – Cech
Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech says playing in the second-tier European club football Europa League next season would not be a disaster.
Qatar Completes 2022 World Cup First Air-conditioned Stadium
Plans by the Qatar football body ahead of the 2022 Fifa world cup seems to be in top gear as the first venue for the mundial has been completed.
Bello Calls For Open Camp For National Basketball Players
A committee member of the NBBF, Ajibarede Bello has backed the idea of open camps for national teams where those good enough get selected on merit.
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Rohr Cancels Super Eagles’ France Camp
The Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr says the team will no longer hold a training camp in Paris before their African Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa on June 10.
Top Seed Kerber Knocked Out Of Italian Open
World number one Angelique Kerber has been knocked out of the Italian Open in a surprise straight-set defeat by Estonia's Anett Kontaveit on Wednesday, BBC reports.
Monaco Clinch First Ligue 1 Title In 17 Years
The principality side needed a point to dethrone Paris Saint-Germain as French champions for the eighth time and the in-form Kylian Mbappe ensured they took the lead.
Ronaldo Breaks Record As Real Take Charge Of La Liga
The reigning Fifa Best Player Cristiano Ronaldo broke Jimmy Greaves' 46-year European scoring record as Real Madrid moved within a point of their first Spanish title since 2012.
Romero Saves United From Third Straight League Defeat
Sergio Romero saved a spot kick as under-strength Manchester United held Southampton to a goalless draw at St Mary's in a dull end-of-season Premier League duel.
12-year-old Son Of Late Amodu Shuaibu Dies
Former Super Eagles coach, Late Amodu Shuaibu, has lost his 12-year-old son, Suleman Amodu, less than a year after his demise.
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