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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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Okagbare

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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Okagbare

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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File: Jose Mourinho

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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Nasarawa end Pillars 12-year home invincibility

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Kano Pillars

Nasarawa yesterday rewrote the history books when they defeated home team Kano Pillars 2-1 to end a 12-year unbeaten home run by Pillars at the Sani Abacha Stadium.

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Okagbare on course for 100m gold

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Okagbare

Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor kept her title hopes alive yesterday as she won her heat, with 11.07seconds in the women’s 100m at the IAAF World Champions-hips in Beijing, China.

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Committee demands clean performance at All Africa Games

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All Africa Games

Maj.-Gen. Johnny Hamakim, Chairman, Nigeria Anti-Doping Committee, has demanded clean performance from Nigeria contingent to the All Africa Games.

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Transfer window absolutely ridiculous, says West Brom’s Pulis

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Saido Berahino

West Brom coach Tony Pulis blasted the transfer window as “ridiculous” on Sunday after he was forced to rest unsettled star striker Saido Berahino from the 3-2 loss to Chelsea.

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Barca gain revenge in Bilbao thanks to Suarez stunner

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Barcelona exacted revenge for their Spanish Super Cup defeat to Athletic Bilbao to get off to a winning start in La Liga thanks to Luis Suarez’s solitary second-half strike.

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AAG: Sports Commission sends athletes’ blood samples to South Africa

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All Africa Games

Al-Hassan Yakmut, Director-General, National Sports Commission (NSC), says it sent blood samples of athletes competing in the 11th All Africa Games (AAG), in Congo, to South Africa for testing.

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Bolt remains fastest man on earth

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CHAMPION.....Usain Bolt wins gold in the men’s 100m final as Justin Gatlin of the USA wins silver at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing on August 23.

It was a tight race, but Usain Bolt still managed to defeat Justin Gatlin at the death to win the men’s 100m gold with 9.97seconds Sunday at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing.

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Everton Vs Man City: See Kolarov’s goal against Everton

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Everton Vs Man City: See Kolarov’s goal against Everton

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10-man Chelsea hang on for victory at West Brom

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Moses celebrates his goal

Chelsea survived almost 40 minutes with 10 men to claim their first Premier League victory of the season with a 3-2 win at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

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Liverpool out to score a point against Arsenal

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UNITED THEY STAND: Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, fourth left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his second penalty against West Ham at Upton Park in London on Sunday. (Reuters)

Emboldened by back-to-back victories, Liverpool visit longstanding rivals Arsenal on Monday looking to score points in the early-season battle for position in the Premier League.

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Pedro starts for Chelsea, Mikel, Anichebe on bench again

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Pedro and Fabregas

Pedro makes his Chelsea debut. The new signing comes straight into the starting line-up to play with Willian and Eden Hazard as attacking support to Diego Costa.

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Blatter “unfairly treated,” says FIFA reform chief

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Blatter

Swiss lawyer Francois Carrard, appointed by FIFA to carry out reforms in the wake of a corruption scandal, says the federation’s chief Sepp Blatter has been “unfairly treated.” “There is something unfair in the way he is treated. I am saying this in a completely independent capacity,” Carrard said in an interview published Sunday in

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Oliseh reshuffles home-based team ahead of match with Tanzania

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Oliseh

Super Eagles Head Coach, Sunday Oliseh, on Saturday made adjustments to the home-based team in preparation for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Taifa Stars of Tanzania.

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Ten-man Bayern sneak late win after

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A 90th-minute Robert Lewandowski goal saw ten-man league leaders Bayern Munich earn a dramatic 2-1 win at Hoffenheim on Saturday after conceding the joint fastest goal in Bundesliga history.

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EPL: Newcastle hold Man United to 0-0 draw

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Manchester United’s winning start to the Premier League season ended on Saturday as they were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw by Newcastle United at a sun-soaked Old Trafford.

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Man United: We won’t sell De Gea, says van Gaal

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Manchester United's Dutch manager Louis Van Gaal watches from the dug out during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on August 16, 2014. Swansea City won the game 2-1. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS

Louis van Gaal claims unsettled Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea will not be sold to Real Madrid before the transfer window closes.

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MLS: It’s war, Gerrard tells Lampard

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Steven Gerrard warned Frank Lampard to be ready for “war” as the two former Liverpool and Chelsea midfield adversaries prepared to lock horns once more for their Major League Soccer sides here Sunday.

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Babaganaru in emotional Nasarawa clash

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Kano Pillars

Emotions will certainly run wild this weekend as Coach Mohammed Babaganaru comes face to face with his former team, Nasarawa United, who this weekend, play Kano Pillars at the Sani Aacha Stadium in Kano.

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Enyimba vow to win title

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It has been one back and forth, end to end and dramatic campaign for teams in the nation’s top flight as the chase for the title has seen an exchange and inter-exchange of the top spots by Sunshine Stars and Enyimba in the last one month or so, which in itself, has rekindled the interest of fans in the Nigerian league.

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No hope for Nigeria as World Championship begins

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Dashing to the finish...(L-R) Ivory Coast’s Murielle Ahoure, Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare and Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce during the women’s 200 metres final at the 2013 IAAF World Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow yesterday.

What has changed in Nigeria’s athletics in the last four years that could raise any hope of a medal haul at the 15th World Athletics Championship starting today at the Beijing’s National Stadium in China, with Team Nigeria still heavily reliant on Olympic medallist, Blessing Okagbare to spearhead its medals chase?

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Why Victor Moses is not playing for Chelsea — Mourinho

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Moses against New York Red Bulls

Jose Mourinho has disclosed that Super Eagles’ star, Victor Moses is injured and will not be part of the team to face Brown Ideye’s West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

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Mikel snubbed me in London – Oliseh

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Super Eagles Chief Coach, Sunday Oliseh yesterday explained why he left out Chelsea of England midfielder, John Mikel Obi from his list of players invited for the forthcoming 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Tanzania. Oliseh who revealed this at a media parley in Abuja said he made several phone calls including text messages to Obi’s number but he never responded to any.

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FIFA appoints Pinnick Organizing Committee member

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Pinnick

Nigeria football recorded a huge applause on Thursday after world football –governing body, FIFA, announced the appointment of the President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick as a Member of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Organizing Committee.

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LMC to present opportunities in club sponsorship to corporate CEOs

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The League Management Company (LMC) on Monday took the first major step in a strategic initiative aimed at sensitizing Corporate Nigeria about opportunities in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). A major objective of this initiative aimed at expanding the revenue generating capacity of the 20 clubs in the league is that sponsorship of all 20 clubs are to be made available to leading Nigerian companies willing to partner or affiliate with the passion of majority of Nigerians.

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Falconets return to camp tomorrow

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Falconets

The U-20 Women National Team, Falconets, will return to camp on Saturday as preparations begin for their 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup third round qualifying fixture against Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Joel Obi doubtful for Tanzania

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Joel Obi

Torino midfielder Joel Obi is doubtful for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania in just over two weeks time. According to reports by , the Nigeria international is feeling pains in the flexor muscles of the left thigh and results of further tests carried out Thursday to know the extent of damage and the number of days he will have to spend on the sidelines were still being awaited.

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