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Man City appoint Arteta as coach

Former Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta has taken up a coaching role at Manchester City under new manager Pep Guardiola. Arteta, 34, retired from playing at the end of last season after five years at Emirates Stadium. He won two FA ...

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Arsenal confirm Asano deal

Arsenal have secured a deal to sign Japan striker Takuma Asano from Sanfrecce Hiroshima. The Gunners confirmed on Sunday that a deal has been agreed in principle “subject to the completion of a medical and regulatory processes”. Arsenal did not ...

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Flying Eagles off to Khartoum

Lekan Olaseinde Abuja Nigeria’s U20 squad, the Flying Eagles, will depart the country on Wednesday for Khartoum for a 2017 Africa U20 Cup of Nations qualifying match against their Sudanese counterparts. Coach Emmanuel Amuneke, while addressing the boys Saturday morning ...

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Messi exit leaves Argentina in turmoil

Lionel Messi’s tearful decision to quit the international football  left Argentinean football in turmoil on Monday after a traumatic penalty shootout defeat to Chile in the COPA  America final. The heartbroken Barcelona superstar left the field in tears after missing ...

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Tyson Fury denies doping allegation

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has denied an allegation of doping after a British Sunday newspaper said he was under investigation. “We are baffled by today’s story in the Sunday Mirror,” said a statement issued by the boxer’s promoter Hennessy ...

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Klitschko: Tyson comments ‘sounded like Hitler

Tyson Fury should be banned from boxing for comments which made him sound “like Hitler”, Wladimir Klitschko says. Britain’s world heavyweight champion apologised last month for a video he posted online containing homophobic, sexist and anti-Semitic comments. But ex-champion Klitschko, ...

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Beckham pledges to vote for Euro stay

Ahead of this week’s decision regarding the future of the United Kingdom’s placement in the EU, David Beckham , the former England captain has passionately pledged to vote to stay. The retired 41-year-old highlighted the positive impact of foreign players ...

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Lagos rocks for Onazi, bride

The nation’s industrial and economic capital, Lagos was at its most vivacious on Saturday as the Nigeria football fraternity celebrated with Super Eagles and SS Lazio of Italy midfielder Eddy Ogenyi Onazi, who got married to his heart-throb, Sandra Osagioduwa ...

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Zamalek tame Enyimba at Port-Harcourt

Two times African champions ,Enyimba Football Club of Aba quest for a third attempt at the lucrative CAF Champions league suffered a set back as the visiting Egyptian giants Zamalek yesterday tamed the Peoples Elephants 1-0  in a CAF Champions ...

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Wikki stop 8-man Kano Pillars

Nigeria league leaders Wikki Tourists consolidated their top spot on the table after they came from behind to beat eight-man Kano Pillars 3-1 at home on Sunday courtesy of a brace by debut boy ‘Muazam’ Alhassan Ibrahim. Wikki remain top ...

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Pedro wants return to Barcelona

Chelsea forward Pedro has revealed he wants to return to Barcelona and says he has already spoken to the Spanish club’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu regarding a possible move. Pedro signed for Chelsea in August 2015 having previously spent his ...

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Belarus twin towers sink Nigeria

By Lekan Olaseinde With agency Nigeria’s hope of securing Rio Olympic berth suffered a setback as Anastasiya Verameyenka of Belarus came up with a dominant performance to inspire the Europeans  to a 71-60 win over Nigeria in Monday’s FIBA Women’s ...

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Nadal to miss Wimbledon

The Spaniard, who turned 30 at the beginning of June, has failed to recover from the problem which forced him to quit the French Open two weeks ago. Nadal had arrived at Roland Garros with a genuine chance of claiming ...

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Sharapova banned for two years

Maria Sharapova has been banned for two years by the International Tennis Federation after failing a drugs test. The Russian was provisionally banned in March after testing positive for meldonium at January’s Australian Open. The heart disease drug, which 29-year-old ...

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Nigerians, Africa mourn legend, Keshi

Reactions have continued to trail the sudden death of former Super Eagles captain and coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, with the Nigeria Football Federation, football stakeholders and lovers of the game in the country and all over the world  expressing deep ...

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S/Eagles avoid Pharaohs of Egypt

By Lekan Olaseinde With agency Apprehensive Nigerians can now heave a sigh of relief as the Super Eagles will avoid AFCON 2017 nemesis Egypt in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers after both teams were drawn in the same Pot 2 ...

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Abdullahi: Keshi’s death shocking

The former Minister of Sports, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi has expressed deep sadness and shock over the passing of Stephen Keshi, the former head coach of Nigeria’s Super Eagles. Abdullahi recalled that as Minister in 2013, he worked closely with the ...

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Man Utd sign Bailly

Manchester United have signed defender Eric Bailly from Villarreal subject to a work permit, the club have confirmed. The 22-year-old has penned a four-year deal, with the option for a further two years, and becomes Jose Mourinho’s first signing at ...

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Chelsea doctor ‘rejected £1.2m payoff’

Dr Carneiro is claiming constructive dismissal against the football club. She is also bringing a separate legal action against Jose Mourinho, who left Chelsea in December, for alleged victimisation and discrimination. Dr Carneiro’s lawyer said the former Chelsea manager would ...

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