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Udi’s many troubles at Rangers

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These are not the best of times for Rangers manager, Duke Udi, who has been confronted with increasing poor results of late and is now having to deal with injuries and fitness issues that have rocked the team, who are in the 12th position.

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Sunshine confront away ghosts at Wikki

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Sunshine Stars will need to dig deep to overcome their poor away form when they travel to play Wikki Tourist in tomorrow’s week 25 game at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium in Bauchi.

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Rangers storm Atlanta

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The city of Atlanta, USA is today witnessing a convergence of former and current soccer stars and lovers of the game of soccer as former players of Enugu Rangers International Football Club resident in the United States of America under the name, Ex-Enugu Rangers USA Incorporated are organizing an event to honor the legends of the club and Nigerian football as well.

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SPORTS DEVELOPMENT: Buhari sends signals

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Amaju Pinnick admits that Nigeria is passing through difficult times but he is very hopeful that the country will be a better place for all with time.
His meeting with President Mohammadu Buhari has triggered some tremendous hope in the project Nigeria.

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Super Falcons thrash Katsina Spotlight Queens 7-0

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Nigeria's soccer team players run with balls during a training session at the Waverley Soccer Complex in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on June 9, 2015, ahead of their 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup group D football match against Australia to be played on June 12. AFP PHOTO

The Super Falcons on Thursday in Abuja thrashed Katsina Spotlight Queens 7-0 in a friendly match to prepare for the 11th All-Africa Games (AAG) holding in Brazzaville, Congo.

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Champions League draw smiles on Barca, Man Utd

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The draw for the groups E, F, G and H is displayed on a screen during the UEFA Champions League Group stage draw ceremony, on August 27, 2015 in Monaco. AFP PHOTO

Reigning champions Barcelona and returning giants Manchester United were dealt favourable hands in the Champions League draw in Monaco on Thursday.

Barca’s quest to become the first team to retain the European crown began smoothly as Lionel Messi and company were paired with Bayer Leverkusen, Roma and BATE Borisov in Group E.

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Lionel Messi wins #UEFA BestPlayer

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Lionel Messi wins #UEFA BestPlayer in Europe

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Nigerian boxers lack supports that can make them world champion, says Ajose

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SURULERE LOCAL GOVERNMENT'S EMEDIONG SIMEON (BLUE)
 KICKS SHITTU RAMON OF ISOLO LOCAL GOVERNMENT, DURING A SEMI-FINAL OF MEN KICK-BOXING  GAME AT THE LAGOS STATE SPORTS FESTIVAL IN LAGOS  (24/5/12). NAN

Former World Boxing Title Challenger, Olusegun Ajose, says Nigerians boxers lack the necessary support and adequate preparations that can make them world champions. The United Kingdom (UK) based-boxer told pressmen in Lagos on Thursday that these inadequacies were responsible for most of the country’s boxers’ dismal performance at the world championships.

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Bolt wins fourth world 200m title

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Jamaica's Usain Bolt makes his trademark celebration pose after winning the final of the men's 200 metres athletics event at the 2015 IAAF World Championships at the "Bird's Nest" National Stadium in Beijing on August 27, 2015.  AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS

Jamaican Usain Bolt outstripped American rival Justin Gatlin to win his fourth consecutive world 200m title on Thursday to add to the 100m gold he won at the weekend.

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Ronaldo named world’s most charitable sports star

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Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the world’s most charitable sports star after donating million of pounds to causes across the globe. Ronaldo topped DoSomething.org’s Athletes Gone Good 2015 list and beat the likes of John Cena, Serena Williams and Barcelona star Neymar. The former Manchester United winger has been recognised for his generosity – where he has raised money for various causes and used his global status as a spokesperson for charities.

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Shocker! Okagbare chickens out of 200m

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Athletics Federation of Nigerian officials are reeling with shock, following Blessing Okagbare’s decision not to start the women 200m at the IAAF World Championships on-going in Beijing, China. This is against the background of her poor showing in the women 100m where she placed last. Before that race on Monday, Okagbare, had shown signs of distress.

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Salami may miss Tanzania clash

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Unless urgent steps are taken, one of Nigeria’s consistent strikers, Gbolahan Salami may not travel to Dar es Salam with the rest of the Super Eagles for the all-important 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Taifa Stars of Tanzania. Salami’s plans of featuring in the match which comes up next month may hit the rocks if nothing is done immediately to get his international passport out of the Norweigian embassy.

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Egypt withdraws from 2015 African Games

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Egypt has withdrawn its men’s Under-23 team and women’s senior team from the 2015 African Games, which will be held from 6-18 September in Brazzaville. The rules state that the Organising Committee could replace a team with the opponent it eliminated. However, Senegal (Women) and Burundi (Men) decided not to take up a spot because of the short notice period. It means both the men’s and women’s competition will have one group of three teams and one group of four.

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AAG: Awoniyi shuns Siasia’s U-23 for Liverpool

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Nigerian U-23 striker, Taiwo Awoniyi will miss the All Africa Games. He has travelled out to Liverpool for medicals, prior to his signing for the English premier league club. Awoniyi, is part of coach Samson Siasia plans for the Games, which begin on September 4. But according to the team’s spokesman, Timi Ebikaboro the former Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles star has not been with the team, training in Port Harcourt.

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 Mourinho’s top target, Stones faces Barnsley

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Everton defender John Stones was named in the starting line-up for the Merseysiders’ English League Cup tie at Barnsley on Wednesday, just a day after handing in a transfer request following repeated interest from Premier League champions Chelsea.

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World Championships: Oke advances to triple jump final, Okagbare out of 200m

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Team Nigeria’s Tosin Oke on Wednesday advanced to the final of the men’s triple jump event at the 15th IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China.

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Two Kenyans fail drugs tests at Beijing worlds

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Two Kenyans fail drugs tests at Beijing worlds

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Team Nigeria Depart for Congo August 30

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The directive by President Muhammadu Buhari that Team Nigeria must do everything possible to top South Africa and Egypt at the end of the 11th All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville will be fully implemented, says Director General of the National Sports Commission (NSC), Al-Hassan Yakmut.

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Beijing 2015 Worlds: Team Nigeria’s nightmare continues

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Nigerian athletes’ nightmare at the IAAF World Championships, on-going in Beijing, China continued yesterday when Women 400m hopeful, Patience Okon-George and men 200m runner, Tega Odele bowed out of the contest.

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Nigerians in UCL: Musa, Onazi eye group stage tickets

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Ahmed Musa, Ogenyi Onazi, Efe Ambrose and Nosa Igiebor will continue their chase for a spot in
the group stage of the Uefa Champions League this week.

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Okagbare to redeem self in 200m

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Blessing Okagbare said she is ready to make amends for her dismal showing in the women 100 m as she prepares to run the 200m heats today at the IAAF World Championships.

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Ebola: Gombe raises alarm over S/Leone, CIV match in Lagos

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File: Ivory Coast players celebrate after forward Gervinho scored a goal against Tunisia during the 2013 African Cup of Nations match at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg. AFP PHOTO

President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to reverse the decision taken by the Nigeria Football Federation to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Sierra Leone and Cote d’Ivoire in Nigeria.

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England beat Nigeria to Ibe

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Nigeria may have lost out in her battle with England for the services of several Anglo-Nigerian youngsters, particularly, Liverpool winger, Jordon Ibe who has been formally approached by Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh with a view to playing for the Super Eagles.

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Stones ready to play for Mourinho, hands in transfer request to Everton

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Chelsea FC manager, Jose Mourinho  at Stamford Bridge.

Everton defender John Stones has handed in a transfer request in an attempt to persuade his club to sell him to Chelsea, according to reports on Tuesday.

Stones is Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho’s top target as he seeks to bolster his defensive options, but Everton have rejected three offers for the England international and he has now taken matters into his own hands.

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Milan confirm return of Reds misfit Balotelli

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Liverpool misfit Mario Balotelli said he is ready to resurrect his career as he re-joined AC Milan on a season-long loan deal that has divided fans and pundits in Italy.

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Japan: We cannot guarantee Olympic stadium deadline

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Japan said Tuesday that it cannot guarantee that the main stadium for the 2020 Games will be completed by January that year as requested by the International Olympic Committee. Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, scrapped Japan’s original plan for the main venue after construction costs ballooned to 252 billion yen (2 billion dollars) from an initially projected 130 billion yen, which provoked public outrage.

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Commission seeks Buhari’s assistance on sports development

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PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI ADMIRING AN ART WORK PRESENTED TO HIM BY THE PERMANENT SECRETARY, FEDERAL MINISTRY OF TOURISM CULTURE AND NATIONAL ORIENTATION, MRS NKECHI EJELE, DURING THE BRIEFING ON ACTIVITIES OF THE MINISTRY AT THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA IN  ABUJA ON WEDNESDAY

Director-General, National Sports Commission, Alhassan Yakmut has appealed to President Mohamadu Buhari to allow a percentage of proceeds of the Nigeria Lottery Trust Fund for development of sports in Nigeria.

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Afcon 2017: Lawal disagrees with Oliseh on Ighalo

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Former Super Eagles midfielder Garba Lawal has disagreed with Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh for excluding Watford striker, Odion Ighalo from the 2017 AFCON qualifier with Tanzania on September 5.

Lawal argued that Oliseh should have invited Ighalo to play alongside Anthony Ujah and Emmanuel Emenike

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Okagbare flops as Fraser-Pryce claims 100m ‘hat-trick’

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Blessing Okagbare-Ighotegunor’s quest to land her first World Championships gold in the women 100m, ended on a heap of regrets yesterday at the Beijing National Stadium. She placed last in the final won by Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.

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Okagbare stumbles as Fraser-Pryce shine

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Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won the race with crossed the line in 10.76 seconds to beat the strong-finishing Dafne Schippers, who set a Dutch record of 10.81 for second place. American Tori Bowie finished third in 10.86 to win bronze.

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Appeal Terry red card ‘waste of time’, says Mourinho

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Manager Jose Mourinho believes Chelsea should contest captain John Terry’s red card from the 3-2 win at West Brom but admits an appeal would probably be “a waste of time”.

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Sunshine drub El Kanemi 5-0 to go top

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Sunshine Stars are back on top of the Nigeria league table after they drubbed El Kanemi Warriors 5-0 in Akure yesterday.

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