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Oshoala set for massive pay rise at Barca

Oshoala set for massive pay rise at Barca

Super Falcons striker, Asisat Oshoala, is set for a massive pay rise at Barcelona following a collective agreement on pay and conditions that guarantees a minimum salary of 16,000 euros for women footballers, signed by Spain’s top women’s division. The ...

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Player banned for biting opponent’s private parts

Player banned for biting opponent’s private parts

An amateur football player in France has been banned for five years after biting an opponent’s penis, while his victim has also received punishment. Neither player involved in the incident could be named for legal reasons, which took place in ...

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We did not appoint Amokachi technical director, says NFF

We did not appoint Amokachi technical director, says NFF

Contrary to reports that made the rounds on Tuesday, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) yesterday denied ever appointing former Super Eagles’ Striker, Daniel Amokachi as its technical director. The Federation declared that the position had never been declared vacant, adding ...

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FIFA’s Wenger wants offside law changed

FIFA’s Wenger wants offside law changed

FIFA’s head of global development, Arsene Wenger will attempt to make a major change to the offside law, which could end a run of contentious decisions in the game since the introduction of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR). Wenger, who ...

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Fury describes rematch with Wilder as biggest heavyweight fight in 50 years

Fury describes rematch with Wilder as biggest heavyweight fight in 50 years

Lennox Lewis-Mike Tyson and Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko are commonly considered boxing’s two biggest heavyweight events of this century, reports boxingscene.com. But Tyson Fury feels his rematch against Deontay Wilder on Saturday night is bigger than those fights. The ever-confident Fury ...

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UEFA reduces VAR review time in Champions League games

UEFA reduces VAR review time in Champions League games

UEFA says it has shaved 15 seconds off the average time it takes for the Video Assistant Referee system to correct a decision in its Champions League this season. It said the average is now down to one minute 30 ...

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Guendouzi dropped for Arsenal’s Newcastle clash due to training ground row with Arteta

Guendouzi dropped for Arsenal’s Newcastle clash due to training ground row with Arteta

Matteo Guendouzi was left out of the Arsenal squad for Sunday’s Premier League win against Newcastle following an argument with head coach, Mikel Arteta and members of his coaching staff during the Gunners’ mid-season training camp in Dubai, goal.com has ...

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Liverpool face tough test as Champions League actions resume

Liverpool face tough test as Champions League actions resume

Champions League last 16 games get underway today with the defending champions, Liverpool returning to the scene of their UEFA Champions League final triumph from last season, the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, to face hosts Atletico. There will be four ...

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Arsenal prioritises new deal for Bukayo Saka

Arsenal prioritises new deal for Bukayo Saka

Arsenal are in a hurry to secure Bukayo Saka to a new contract, according to David Ornstein’s latest column for The Athletic. The 18-year-old has been a breakthrough star this season, filling in effectively at left-back and leads the club’s ...

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Tiger Woods is on the verge of history and still tinkering

Tiger Woods is on the verge of history and still tinkering

Tiger Woods was clad in his hallmark red for the final round at the Farmers Insurance Open last month when he took a compact swipe at his 141-yard approach shot on the second hole. The ball found the green and ...

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Obamas’ first film wins best documentary Oscar

Obamas’ first film wins best documentary Oscar

Filmmakers Jeff Reichert and Julia Reichert, winners of the Documentary Feature award for American Factory, attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards Governors Ball at Hollywood. Photo: AFP The Barack and Michelle Obama-produced film “American Factory” snagged an Oscar on Sunday ...

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Fans go nuts for Super Eagles’ new kit

Fans go nuts for Super Eagles’ new kit

• ‘If there was a World Cup for kits, Nigeria would win every time’ Nike have revealed the new ‘Swoosh’ Nigeria kits and their designs have once again been met with widespread acclaim. The last World Cup shirt two years ...

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Buhari names Amokachi football ambassador

We did not appoint Amokachi technical director, says NFF

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has named ex-international, Daniel Amokachi, as the country’s football ambassador, a State House statement said on Tuesday. Amokachi, popularly known as ‘the Bull”, is both a former Super Eagles player and an assistant ...

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ITTF: Aruna ranked 18th, still Africa’s best

ITTF: Aruna ranked 18th, still Africa’s best

Nigeria’s Quadri Aruna maintained the 18th position he held last year in the world table tennis ranking for February, which was released on Tuesday. The ranking meant Aruna remains the best table tennis player in Africa, ahead of Egypt’s Omar ...

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Ighalo may not play for Man United until next month, says former coach

Odion Ighalo’s former boss, Quique Sanchez Flores has warned it may take up to a month for Manchester United’s new signing to reach his peak after completing a shock return to the Premier League, reports dailymail.co.uk. Sanchez Flores was Ighalo’s manager at Watford when the Nigerian struck 17 goals in a season, before also coaching him for a short time at Shanghai Shenua in China. The Old Trafford side will be hoping the 30-year-old can rediscover that form this season, but Sanchez Flores warned that standards between China and England differ greatly. Sanchez Flores told The Athletic: “Mainly, the problem is how they train in China. It is not the same as in England.“Is he really ready for first-team matches in the Premier League because the physical difference is so big? He probably needs one month to recover the full rhythm. “The good thing is he knows his body well, works hard on injury prevention and he is always working after training.“I should say, also, that I felt in China, he gave exactly the same effort and quality as he gave me four years ago. We had the feeling in China that he could recover a high level with any team in Europe.”Sanchez Flores still believes Ighalo can shine under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United strive to climb the league. The Spaniard added: “I have an amazing impression of the player. I fell in love with him. As a guy, he’s professional. He’s a straight arrow. As a person, his life is private. He has strong Christian values and he is respectful. “As a player, it is difficult to explain Ighalo. His first quality is he can protect the ball and he gives time to the team to get up the field and win the second ball. It’s so difficult to get the ball from him. He’s stronger than he looks.“Four years ago, when we put ball in the space, he was also super fast. Now, with five years difference, he is a bit different… but he will always be fine in a physical battle. “We played him up front in a two with Troy Deeney and they knew each other inside out but he is absolutely fine to play as a lone frontman, too. One of his most valuable qualities is that his team-mates very quickly learn his strengths and he adapts very well.”

Odion Ighalo’s former boss, Quique Sanchez Flores has warned it may take up to a month for Manchester United’s new signing to reach his peak after completing a shock return to the Premier League, reports dailymail.co.uk. Sanchez Flores was Ighalo’s ...

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Australian Open: The men in Melbourne

Australian Open: The men in Melbourne

The Australian Open commemorated its 108th year in which Nadal, Djokovic and Federer arrived in Melbourne with the singular purpose to increase individual tally of Grand Slam titles. Getting to Australia as world number 2, Djokovic had additional goals of ...

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Kobe’s complicated legacy for women’s sports

Kobe’s complicated legacy for women’s sports

Fans of women’s sports were familiar with Kobe Bryant, even if they didn’t follow his 18-time All-Star career with the Los Angeles Lakers or witness the five NBA championships he won. Bryant was a fixture at WNBA games, often sitting ...

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Buhari receives Edo sports festival ‘torch of unity’

Buhari receives Edo sports festival ‘torch of unity’

• Urges athletes to be good ambassadors at Tokyo Olympics President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja called on private sector investors to collaborate with the government towards youth and sports development in the country. The President spoke at the Presidential ...

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Coronavirus ‘overruns’ World Indoor Athletics in China

Coronavirus ‘overruns’ World Indoor Athletics in China

To protect athletes and officials from walking into the dreaded Coronavirus now rampaging all the regions in China, the World Athletics Indoor Championships slated for the city of Nanjing has been cancelled for the year. The competition, one of the ...

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I once told my father I‘ll marry his mate, says Regina Daniels

I once told my father I‘ll marry his mate, says Regina Daniels

Popular Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels Nwoko, once told her father that she would marry his mate. Regina, according to a statement issued on Wednesday by the spokesperson for Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation, Niyi Ifetayo, said this in her new celebrity ...

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