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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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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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AFCON may hold in June/July

African soccer’s biggest tournament, AFCON could be moved from the start of the year to the European summer months of June and July, with the number of teams being increased from 16 to 24. Th e proposals for the future ...

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Arsenal stun Bayern in Shanghai

Arsenal were outplayed for long periods by Bayern Munich before salvaging a last-gasp draw and then winning 3-2 on penalties in a Shanghai friendly on Wednesday. Reserve goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez was the unlikely hero for the Premier League side, saving ...

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Transfer news –

Manchester City look set to beat Chelsea to the signing 26-yearold Real Madrid full-back Danilo for a fee of up to £31m. • Former Blackburn Rovers and Congo defender Christopher Samba, 33, could earn a contract at Aston Villa for ...

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US Open to top $50m in prize money

US Open will become the fi rst tennis tournament to top $50 million in prize money following a nine percent increase in the total purse, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) has said Winners of the men’s and women’s singles ...

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Frankie Fredericks suspended from athletics

Former Namibian sprinter and IAAF Council member Frankie Fredericks has been provisionally suspended from athletics pending an investigation into a potential ethics violation, the sport’s governing body said on Monday. Fredericks is being investigated by the Athletics Integrity Unit over ...

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