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ABS happy with Kwara Utd return to NPFL

Akhator (Dallas Wings), who stormed the team’s camp on Monday evening. Other players include Ezinne Kalu (Savannah State University), Sarah Ogoke (RC Celta Vigo, Spain), Adaora Elonu (Perfumeria Avenida, Spain), Chioma Udeaja (First Bank Basketball club), Nkechi Akashili (First Bank ...

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Okagbare tipped for medal in long jump

By Iyalla Adaye, Port Harcourt Okagbare IAAF World Championships: Blessing OkagbareIghoteguonor is expected to save Nigeria’s blushes at the ongoing IAAF World Championship by picking a medal in the women’s long jump. The country has yet to win any medal ...

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Big gunners target winning starts

By Gbenga Isaac Abuja Arsenal will kick off the Premier League season tonight when they take on Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium. Th e Gunners had a below par 2016/17, with a poor run of form ensuring they dropped ...

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Quadri, Oshonaike seeded in Doubles event

Stories by Lekan Olaseinde & Gbenga Jolaosho Abuja Nigerian Table Tennis star, Aruna Quadri and his doubles partner Egypt’s Omar Assar have been seeded number six at this year’s third edition of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Challenge Nigeria ...

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Isner wins fourth ATP Atlanta title

John Isner claimed his fourth ATP Atlanta title, saving a set-point in both sets en route to a 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (9/7) win over Ryan Harrison. Second-seeded American Isner notched his second ATP title in as many weeks afer lifting ...

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Vettel wins Hungarian Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel hung on to win a tense Hungarian Grand Prix despite problems with his Ferrari and a valiant attack by title rival Lewis Hamilton. In a nail-biting fi nish, Vettel had his teammate Kimi Raikkonen behind complaining that he ...

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Spanish FA boss resigns from FIFA, UEFA

Suspended Spanish Football Federation president Angel Maria Villar has resigned from his roles as vice-president FIFA and UEFA. He and his son Gorka were arrested earlier this month as part of a corruption investigation. Villar, who denied all the allegations, ...

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Ladipo swears in new FCT NFSC exco

Story by Lekan Olaseinde Abuja President General of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club and National Chairman, Dr. Rafi u Ladipo and Rev Samuel Ikpea yesterday sworn in the newly elected executives members of the FCT chapter to run the aff ...

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Emenike scores fi rst Olympiacos goal

Emmanuel Emenike scored his first goal in a competitive game for Olympiacos Piraeus on Tuesday night as the Greek side beat FK Partizan Belgrade 3-1 in the UEFA Champions League. Emenike netted in the first minute of second-half added time ...

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Dalung thumbs up SportsMark Awards

Th e Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung, has poured encomiums on SportsMark Award which will soon be launch in the country . Dalung praised the initiator of the Award Gboyega Okegbenro for the laudable initiatives and innovations ...

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Rooney can lift Everton – Koeman

Everton manager Ronald Koeman says their new signing Wayne Rooney has already made a huge impact on the squad and believes the England captain’s experience could lead the Merseyside club to new heights. Rooney, who is the record scorer for ...

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Rublev wins first career crown

Russian lucky loser Andrey Rublev claimed his fi rst career title on Sunday with a 6-4, 6-2 win over 35-year-old Italian veteran and fourth seed Paolo Lorenzi in the Umag claycourt fi nal. Rublev, 19, had lost in the fi ...

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Neymar staying at Barcelona — Pique

Brazilian superstar striker Neymar will stay with Barcelona, according to teammate Gerard Pique, who posted a Twitter message on the striker’s status yesterday Spanish international defender Pique indicated the South American maestro would continue at Camp Nou by tweeting a ...

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Accept defeat in good faith — Dalung

Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Barrister Solomon Dalung has debunked claims by NAWIS representative on the Board of the Athletic Federation of Nigeria, Rosa Collins that she was robbed of her presidential mandate describing it as falsehood and a ...

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Spieth targets Grand Slam

Jordan Spieth has set his sights on a career Grand Slam after notching his third major success in Th e Open at Royal Birkdale. Th e 23-year-old American added Th e Open title to his 2015 Masters and US Open ...

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CHAN Eagles resume Monday in Kano

Stories By Gbenga Jolaosho Abuja Nigeria’s home-based Super Eagles will now resume camping for next month’s African Nations Championship on Monday, July 24 in Kano. Th e 30-man team invited by coach Salisu Yusuf were initially billed to arrive camp ...

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