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‘I’m looking forward to ending his career in the desert’: Andy Ruiz vows to beat Anthony Joshua for the second time

Andy Ruiz has finally confirmed his rematch with Anthony Joshua is on and it will take place in Saudi Arabia in December.   The Mexican-American heavyweight champion who defeated Joshua in June to win the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles took to Instagram in the early hours of Saturday morning (August 24) to confirm his rematch with the British-Nigerian boxer. I’m excited to announce my ...

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Nigerian and Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi gets admission to study business and management at De Montfort University (DMU)

Aside from his football career, the Nigeria international has taken steps to develop his academic life Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is ‘happy’ to be studying business and management at the De Montfort University (DMU). The 22-year-old is focused on being educated despite his daily commitments at the King Power Stadium. Ndidi has established himself as a regular fixture in Brendan Rodgers’ ...

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Franck Ribery is welcomed by 12,000 fans at Stadio Artemio Franchi after completing move to Fiorentina (Photos)

Franck Ribery has joined Italian side Fiorentina on a free transfer.   The French footballer, 36, became a free agent in the summer after 12 years at Bundesliga club, Bayern Munich, where he made 425 appearances and scored 86 goals in all competitions. On Wednesday, August 21, Ribery signed a two-year deal with Fiorentina.   At his unveiling on Thursday, August 22, at Fiorentina’s Stadio Artemio ...

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Andy Ruiz Jnr finally ‘agrees to Saudi Arabia rematch with Anthony Joshua’ after receiving huge financial offer

Andy Ruiz Jnr have agreed to fight Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia for their The world heavyweight rematch in December.   The world heavyweight champion who defeated Joshua in June to win the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles originally had ‘security concerns’ about their location for their rematch in the Middle East. But, after receiving reassurances and a bigger purse than ...

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Former Super Falcon star, Ifeanyi Chiejine has died

Ifeanyi Chiejine, a former Super Falcons player, has died.   According to a statement released on Thursday August 22nd by the Nigeria Football Federation NFF, Chiejine died after a brief illness on Wednesday August 21st.   Until her death, she was playing for SSVSM-Kairat Almaty in the Kazakhstani Championship.   The midfielder captained the first Nigerian team to the then U19 Women’s World ...

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Juventus head coach Sarri diagnosed with pneumonia

  After suffering from flu over the past week, the now Bianconeri boss has pneumonia, according to the club Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri has been diagnosed with pneumonia, the Serie A champions have confirmed, and his status for the club’s league opener is unknown. The 60-year-old missed Juve’s friendly win over Triestina on Saturday due to “the persistence” of flu, which he developed ...

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Mario Balotelli completes emotional return to his hometown club, Brescia

Brescia has unveiled Mario Balotelli after signing the striker on a free transfer.   The Ex-Liverpool and Manchester City striker made an emotional return to his hometown club today, August 19, to also mark his return to Serie A after a three-year absence.   The Italian striker will wear the No 45 shirt he also donned for Liverpool and Manchester City.   During his unveliing, the 29-year-old who ...

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Myself and other Super Eagles players used to sneak girls into Eagles camp back then- Pastor Taribo West confesses

Taribo West, the very talented Super Eagles defender, has disclosed how himself and some of his Super Eagles teammates used to sneak women, both local and foreign, into camp during national assignments.   Taribo who has since become a Pastor, disclosed this in an interview with Sports Extra.   “Sometimes we (the players) will import ladies from other countries and keep them ...

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Coutinho completes Bayern loan switch from Barcelona with €120m purchase option

The Brazil international playmaker will spend the 2019-20 season with the Bundesliga champions before a decision is made on a permanent transfer Philippe Coutinho has completed his loan switch to Bayern Munich from Barcelona, with a season-long agreement including a €120 million (£110m/$133m) purchase option. The Brazil international playmaker will spend the 2019-20 campaign with the Bundesliga champions before a decision is made on a permanent transfer. ...

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Rugby player Archie Bruce, 20, is found dead in his hotel room just hours after making his debut

A young rugby league player has been found dead in his hotel bedroom after making his debut for Batley Bulldogs last night.   20-year-old Archie Bruce and Batley Bulldogs scrum-half only made his debut for the West Yorkshire club on Saturday night (Aug.17) against Toulouse. His team lost 46-0.   Club chairman Kevin Nicholas said in a statement this morning: ‘Batley Bulldogs are greatly saddened to announce the ...

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Former Chelsea and England defender Ashley Cole announces retirement from football

  The left-back won Premier League and Champions League titles, plus picked up over a hundred caps for England during a 20-year career Former Chelsea and England defender Ashley Cole has announced his retirement from all forms of football at the age of 38 following a two-decade-long career. The veteran left-back made the announcement on Sky Sports Super Sunday ahead of the Blues’ clash ...

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3 killed, 10 others injured in Honduran football riot

A former Celtic defender was caught up in the violence, which occurred ahead of a scheduled match between Motagua and Olimpia Three people have been killed and 10 injured following riots at a match in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The incidents occurred ahead of a scheduled game between Motagua and Olimpia on Saturday evening. Violence began when the Motagua players’ bus was ...

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Chief Osayuki Obaseki, the first Chairman of Nigeria Professional Football League is dead

Chief Osayuki Obaseki, the first Chairman of Nigeria Professional Football League is dead.   He passed on in the early hours of Sunday, August 18th 2019. News of his death was broken on the Edo State chapter of the Sports? Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN)’s WhatsApp group.   It was however gathered that he had been suffering from undisclosed ailment for a ...

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Peter Okoye unveils the ball for new LaLiga Season (Photos)

Peter Okoye unboxed the new LaLiga ball to officially kick-off of the 2019/2020 LaLiga season.   The singer was selected alongside On-Air Personality, VJ Adams to unbox the new LaLiga ball as part of a global campaign that ushers in the start of the new LaLiga season, which kicked off on Friday, August 16, 2019.   Mr. P is currently in Spain to watch his first La ...

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2019 FIBAWC: Nigeria’s men’s basketball team accuse NSC of refusing to release funds allocated them for preparation

Nigeria’s men’s basketball team, D’Tigers have cried out over the non-availability of funds for their FIBA Basketball World Cup preparation.   The tournament is set to kick-off in China starting August 31st, and the team is yet to receive funds to prepare .   D’Tigers forward, Stan Okoye accused the Nigerian Sports Commission of refusing to release the money allocated to them for training, travel, and ...

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Ghanaian footballer, Kingsley Sarfo released after serving prison sentence for having sex with an underage girl in Sweden

Kingsley Sarfo, the 24-year-old Ghanaian footballer jailed for two years and eight months in Sweden after being found guilty of two child rape charges in 2018, was released earlier this week on the ground of good conduct.   Sarfo who pleaded not guilty to the allegation and also stated that he didn’t know the girl was underaged, was also accused of ...

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I had to walk naked to prove to people I was a girl – Caster Semenya

Caster Semenya, the South African Olympic champion banned from competing in world female track and field championships as long as she continues to refuse hormone treatments to reduce her testosterone levels, has revealed that at some point in her career she usually walked into the changing room naked just to prove that she was a girl.   Semenya made the disclosure at the Standard Bank Top ...

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Barcelona and Bayern Munich confirm agreement in principle for one-year Coutinho loan

The Brazilian star looks set to move to Germany on a temporary basis after both clubs confirmed the impending move Barcelona and Bayern Munich have confirmed that an agreement is in place to send Philippe Coutinho to the German champions on a one-year loan with a purchase option. The Brazilian midfielder has failed to impress since joining the La Liga champions from Liverpool in January 2018, and ...

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I did nothing wrong and I have not received any letter from FIFA’ – Samson Siasia reacts to lifetime ban

FIFA place a life ban on former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia from all football related activities after being found guilty of accepting to receive bribes in order to manipulate matches.   In his reaction, Siasia had a chat with veteran sports journalist, Colin Udoh where he’s quoted to have said, “I don’t know anything about this. I did nothing wrong and ...

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FIFA bans Samson Siasia for life over match fixing

Samson Siasia, a former Nigerian football player and National team coach, has been banned for life by world governing body, FIFA, after he was found guilty of match fixing.   Siasia who coached various national youth sides before a spell as senior coach in 2016, was linked to FIFA’s long-running investigation into the activities of Singaporean Wilson Raj Perumal who has been described ...

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Check out the £10m mansion ex-Chelsea star Eden Hazard just bought in Madrid (Photos)

Eden Hazard has bought a new mansion following his £150million move to Real Madrid from Chelsea.    The 28-year-old Belgian footballer splashed £10m on a futuristic in the Spanish capital as he looks to get settled before the new season.     The mansion named ‘Casa de Hazard’ is located in the plush La Finca neighbourhood, which is a popular area where his Real ...

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Liverpool 2-2 Chelsea (5-4 on penalties): Stand-in Adrian the hero as Liverpool beat Chelsea on penalties to claim the UEFA Super Cup trophy

Tammy Abraham saw Chelsea’s fifth penalty saved by Adrian as Liverpool secured the UEFA Super Cup in Istanbul. Adrian saved from Tammy Abraham as Liverpool beat Chelsea 5-4 on penalties to win the first all-English UEFA Super Cup following a 2-2 draw in Istanbul. Olivier Giroud gave Frank Lampard’s side a deserved first-half lead on Wednesday, but the introduction of Roberto Firmino as a half-time ...

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Pamela Anderson’s ex-Adil Rami sacked by Marseille after skipping training to feature on reality TV show

French footballer, Adil Rami has reportedly been sacked by Marseille after missing club training to appear on a reality TV show.   The 33-year-old was initially suspended by the French club last month after failing to report for first-team duty. He was due to return for training on May 20 but failed to show. He was later seen on TV featuring in a mud-wrestling ...

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Nigeria Football Federation marks 30th anniversary of the death of Samuel Okwaraji who died at the National Stadium during a match

The Nigeria Football Federation marked the 30th anniversary of the death of footballer, Samuel Okwaraji who died at the National Stadium, Surulere on the 12th August 1989, during a match.   The NFF shared a video in memory of the late football player where the NFF president, Amaju Pinnick was quoted as saying, “We still feel and respect the labours of our ...

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