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IAAF Announce 2016 Award Nominees
Jamaican sprint king, Usain Bolt, South African Wayde Van Nierkerk, David Rudisha of Kenya led the list of nominations as IAAF announces beginning of voting process for the 2016 IAAF World Athlete of the year.
Modric Reveals Why He Was Landed Red Card In Real Madrid’s 3-0 Victory Over Celta Vigo
Modric Extends Deal With European Champions
The 31-yeal-old Croatian has penned a new deal that will see him in the colours of Real Madrid till June 30, 2020.
Emenalo
Emenalo To Be Replaced By Italian, Sabatini
According to speculations, Chelsea's Director of Football, Michael Emenalo, is set to be replaced by former Roma director, Walter Sabatini. Current coach, Antonio Conte, seems to be rooting for his fellow Italian.
Shooting Stars Defender
Shooting Stars’ Joseph Shot Dead
Shooting Stars powerful defender, Izu Joseph has been shot dead by members of the Military JTF in Niger Delta. He was said to have been caught in a restricted area and his identity determined only after his death.
Serena To Miss Another Singapore Finals Due To Injury
With six days left to the start of the WTA Finals, the 22-time Grand Slam champion has withdrawn from the event for the second successive time, having missed last year's edition in similar circumstance.
Tyson Gay Loses Daughter In Street Shooting
The US sprinter's daughter was shot in the neck at a restaurant in Lexington, Kentucky, on Sunday about 4 am local time. She died in hospital within an hour of being transported. Witnesses said Gay was hit during an exchange of gunfire between two cars, according to police.
Serena Williams
Serena Williams Defends Sexuality, Poses For Cover Shoot
Serena Williams, 35, is one female successful tennis genius and greatest champion with a striking African body, posing on the cover of Fader Magazine, she defends her sexuality.
Tennis: Wozniacki Wins Hong Kong Open, Beats Unyielding Mladenovic
The former world number one had to dig deep in almost three hours to beat unseeded Kristina Mladenovic 6-1, 4-7, 6-2 to win the Hong Kong Open on Sunday.
Olamide Shodipo
Olamide Shodipo Continues To Shine For QPR
Nigerian-born Irish winger, Olamide Shodipo continues his impressive performance for Queens Park Rangers.
iheanacho
CAF Lists Iheanacho, Mikel And Musa For 2016 Player Of The Year
The Manchester City starlet earns his first nomination on the 30-man shortlist for Africa's most prestigious individual award.
Nasarawa Beat Enyimba To Reach First Federation Cup Final
Nasarawa ended Enyimba's hopes of picking a continental ticket after a 1-0 win in the semi-finals of the Federation Cup. Seun Sogbesan's 13th minute goal separated both sides in a keenly contested game. The Solid Miners and FC Ifeanyiubah will go head-to-head for Nigeria's oldest trophy on October 30 at the Teslim Balogun stadium in Lagos.
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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.
The Best Football Awards 2019: FIFA Releases Statement About Reports Of Electoral Fraud
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.
Osinbajo
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
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.
ChelseaFifa Ban Chelsea For Next Two Transfer Windows
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.
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