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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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Rohr threatens to resign as Eagles coach

… Claims NFF interference Rabiu emerges 7th VAT Wonder Goal Award winner Th ere are strong indications that that the rancour between the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the Super Eagles Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr is becoming messier with the ...

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CAF ban Al-Ahly coach for media snub

Al-Ahly coach Hossam El Badry has been suspended for one match by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) after boycotting a press conference over the presence of the Qatariowned BeIn Sports channel. Egypt and several of its allies cut diplomatic ...

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Montsho leads Team Botswana to Warri

Stories By Gbenga Jolaosho Abuja Former world champion in 400m, Amantle Montsho, will be participating in the 2017 edition of the Warri Relays/CAA Grand Prix according to a statement signed by the Meet Media Director, Olukayode Th omas. Joining Montsho ...

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Rivers United pip MFM 1-0 in P/H

MFM FC missed the chance to close the gap on leaders Plateau United to just two points following their 1-0 defeat to 10-man Rivers United in a rescheduled Nigeria Professional Football League matchday 28 game at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, ...

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Quadri begins quest for honour in India

African champion, Aruna Quadri, with other 47 top players will as from today at the Nehru Stadium in Chennai begin quest for honours in the lucrative CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis League in India. Quadri will be leading OilmaxStag Yoddhas against ...

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Costa undergoes medical at Juventus

Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa is undergoing medical tests at Juventus ahead of his expected move, the Italian champions said on Wednesday. “Douglas Costa is currently undergoing a routine medical ahead of a proposed transfer from Bayern Munich,” Juventus said ...

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Pacquiao vows to fi ght on despite loss

Former welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao says he will “continue to fight” despite his controversial defeat to Australia’s Jeff Horn. Horn, a former schoolteacher, shocked Pacquiao, 38, with a unanimous 12-round decision on 2 July in Brisbane. The World Boxing Organisation ...

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Murray knocked out by Querrey

Defending champion Andy Murray was knocked out of Wimbledon in the quarter-fi nals by American 24th seed Sam Querrey on Centre Court. Querrey, 29, won 3-6 6-4 6-7 (4-7) 6-1 6-1 to become the fi rst American to reach a ...

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Mayweather, McGregor face of

Conor McGregor predicted he will knock Floyd Mayweather out in the fourth round of their mega fi ght next month as the pair squared off for the fi rst time. Th e 28-year-old UFC star danced in front of Mayweather ...

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Pyagbara, Ebiyie dump Akwa for Euro trials

Strikers Christian Pyagbara and Moses Ebiyie have left NPFL title chasers Akwa United for trials in Europe just as more players are also in line to follow suit, SCORENigeria has specially gathered. Former Flying Eagles striker Pyagbara is currently in ...

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Kwara to build golf, T/Tennis academies

By Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin Th e Kwara State Government is to establish Golf and Table Tennis Academies to train youth to become top players and champions in national and international competitions. Th e State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed disclosed this ...

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Emeteole burial holds August 18

Th e family of late former Nigeria international, Kelechi Emeteole, has confi rmed that the remains of the onetime Green Eagles defender will be laid to rest on August 18, 2017, in his home town, Isiukwuator, Abia State. “Th e ...

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Okagbare, Amusan land in Nigeria

Stories by Lekan Olaseinde & Gbenga Jolaosho Abuja Nigeria’s top performers on the track this season Blessing OkagbareIghoteguonor and Tobi Amusan have both arrived in Nigeria ahead of the 2017 Warri Relays & CAA Grand Prix. Th e 2017 Warri ...

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Muguruza powers into s/fi nals

Garbine Muguruza powered into her second Wimbledon semifi nal in three years with an emphatic 6-3, 6-4 win over Russian seventh seed Svetlana Kuznetsova on Tuesday. Muguruza will face Coco Vandeweghe of the United States or Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova on ...

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