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Wrestlers from 25 African countries will begin a journey to write their names in gold in the magnificent Alfred Diete Spiff Civic Centre, Port Harcourt, on Wednesday. It is the African Wrestling Championship, which has pulled the best matsmen from across the continent to the remodeled Civic Centre. The wrestlers will today battle for 270 […]

Former Arsenal striker, Thierry Henry has advised motorists in Nigeria to stay alive by not driving after drinking. Henry, the English Premier League club’s all-time leading scorer with 228 goals gave the advice in Lagos, Nigeria’s economic hub at the Guinness/Federal Roads Safety Corps Ember Month campaign, where he was the special guest of honour […]

Andy Murray has withdrawn from the US Open due to his ongoing hip injury, creating a market shake-up. After limping through another practice session, the British number one, looking close to tears, told the media in New York on Saturday: “I did pretty much everything I could to get myself ready here, took a number […]

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says hard work is the key as the team prepare for Sunday’s fixture against Tottenham after suffering a shock defeat to Burnley. Conte saw his team finish with nine players after Gary Cahill’s harsh first-half red card before Cesc Fabregas was dismissed late on for two bookable offences. That made it […]

The Brazilian international moved to French club Paris Saint-Germain in a record 222 million euro transfer. Valverde said Neymar has been a ‘great player’ for Barcelona but it was now time to look to the future. The Blaugrana’s traditional curtain-raiser, the Joan Gamper Trophy, took on emotional significance with the visit of Chapecoense, the Brazilian […]

After a historic 13-year career at Manchester United, English striker Wayne Rooney has revealed that he is leaving Old Trafford to sign with Everton. Rooney, who signed a two-year deal with the club, joins Everton on a two-year deal after both teams were able to agree on a free transfer. According to the BBC, Rooney […]

Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho will be included in Manchester City’s squad for their pre-season tour of the United States despite reports he might depart from the Etihad. Iheanacho is reportedly on the radar of West Ham United and Leicester City as Pep Guardiola plans for a massive clear-out as City. The Nigerian announced his […]

The Consultant to the NNPC/Shell Cup, Segun Odegbami, on Wednesday said that the competition had been yielding the desired results since its maiden edition. Odegbami Odegbami made the assertion in an interview in Lagos while reviewing the finals of the 19th edition of the annual NNPC/Shell Cup football tournament for secondary school boys. “So many […]

THE Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta has approved a sum of N23 million for this year’s NCC cup tournament. Speaking at the unveiling of the Tennis cup in Lagos, Danbatta said that the competition will be held across the country with 12 top teams to participate. Danbatta who was represented […]

The three-time Olympic 100m champion won in 10.06 seconds, 0.03secs ahead of Cuba’s Yunier Perez. Britain’s Mo Farah won the 10,000m in 27 minutes and 12 seconds, 2mins 34secs clear of Kenya’s Mathew Kimeli. South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk set a 300m world record of 30.81, beating Michael Johnson’s 30.85 set in 2000. Van Niekerk […]

Top seed Roger Federer resumed his comeback on the grass with a 6-3 6-1 demolition of Japan’s Yuichi Sugita in the Halle Open first round on Tuesday (June 20), with the Swiss looking sharper than in last week’s shock loss in Stuttgart. The 18-time grand slam winner won the Australian Open as well as Miami […]

Lewis Hamilton says equalling boyhood hero Ayrton Senna’s record of 65 pole positions remained the highlight of the weekend despite his impressive start-to-finish victory in Canada. “After 10 year we get this win, after my first win 10 years ago,” he said in a video posted on Instagram. “It was a special day. Equalling Ayrton […]


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