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Nigerian basketball player Calistus Anyichie drowns in US

      Binghamton University basketball player Calistus Anyichie passed away from an accidental drowning death on Sunday evening, Binghamton University released in a statement on Monday. “There are no words. There is no blueprint for how to deal with such a painful loss,” said Tommy Dempsey, head coach of the Binghamton University men’s basketball team, in a statement. “We all loved Calistus so ...

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After God, it’s Otedola in my life – Ex-Super Eagles coach, Christian Chukwu

Former Super Eagles coach, Christian Chukwu has come out to say he lacks words to use in thanking billionaire businessman Femi Otedola, for footing his medical bill.   Through the assistance of Otedola, Chukwu, who was down with prostrate cancer, underwent a surgery at Wellington Hospital in London. Otedola had issued him a cheque of $50,000 ahead of the medical trip. ...

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Arsenal fans open letter to owner, Stan Kroenke

In an unprecedented protest, the leading Arsenal fans’ groups and influential blogs have joined forces today to call on the club’s owner, Stan Kroenke, to “reinvigorate” a footballing institution that has fallen into stasis with regression on the field, a lack of ambition in the transfer market and supporters never feeling “more marginalised, less listened to or valued”.   See ...

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Legendary boxer Pernell Whitaker dies at 55 after being hit by vehicle in Virginia

  A legendary four-division champion and Olympic gold-medal winning boxer, Pernell Whitaker died Sunday night after being hit by a vehicle in Virginia Beach, Virginia, according to the Virginia Beach Police Department. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Whitaker was 55. Whitaker, who boxed for 17 years and held titles at lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight and ...

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Woman,47, tries to emulate her son’s girlfriend’s success at the Champions League final by invading Cricket World Cup final in skimpy swimsuit (Photos)

A 47-year-old woman was grabbed by quick-thinking stewards as she made an attempt to invade the Cricket World Cup final between England and New Zealand on Sunday.   Elena Vulitsky, was advertising the same x-rated website her son’s girlfriend Kinsey Wolanski promoted at the Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham.     Back in May, Kinsey Wolanski, the girlfriend of Vulitsky’s son Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, invaded the pitch while wearing ...

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Samson Siasia’s mum kidnapped in Bayelsa

Beauty Ogere Siasia, the 76 year-old mother of former Super Eagles striker and Coach, Samson Siasia has been kidnapped again, the second time in four years.   According to reports, Madame Siasia was abducted from her home in Sagbama Local Government of Bayelsa state by unidentified armed men in the early hours of today Monday July 15th.   She was first ...

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‘It was a wonderful match’ – Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr speaks on Nigeria AFCON loss to Algeria

Super Eagles of Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr has reacted to his team’s semi-final game at 2019 Africa Cup of Nations which they lost to 2 – 1 to Algeria last night.   Manchester City star, Riyad Mahrez scored a stunning free-kick for the Desert Foxes in the stoppage time to take his country to the final clash of the tournament.   Speaking on the match, Rohr, 66 ...

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Some Nigerian northerners said they’d rather Algeria wins Nigeria because the Super Eagles team is made up of mostly Igbos

A number of Nigerians took to their social media accounts to say they hope Nigeria loses to Algeria at AFCON because most of the players making up the Super Eagles team are Igbos.   The men said they support Algeria and hope for Nigeria’s loss.   Nigerians have called out their behaviour while pointing out that tribalism is keeping us ...

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FIFA announces tougher sanctions on racism and homophobia in football

FIFA, world football’s governing body, is doubling its minimum ban for racist incidents to 10 games, and will start inviting players to make victim statements at disciplinary hearings, according to its new disciplinary code.   Stricter handling of discrimination allegations is a key theme of the redrafted FIFA disciplinary code which comes into effect next week. “Topics like racism and ...

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Barcelona complete €120m Griezmann signing

A protracted transfer saga has finally reached its end, with the World Cup winner swapping the Spanish capital for Catalunya Barcelona have officially announced the signing of Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid, with the French forward putting pen-to-paper after the Blaugrana paid his full €120m (£107m/$134m) release clause. The former Real Sociedad forward and 2018 World Cup winner has signed at the Camp Nou for ...

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Serena Williams becomes the oldest woman to reach a Grand Slam final after victory over Barbora Strycova

Serena Williams has qualified for her 11th Wimbledon final after defeating Czech Barbora Strycova in a brutal 6-1 6-2 victory in 59 minutes on Centre Court on Thursday.   The 37-year-old mother of one will become the oldest woman to contest a Grand Slam final on Saturday and a victory for the tennis superstar will see her land her 24th Grand Slam.   Speaking after the ...

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Football star, Neymar to be hit with £340,000 fine for failing to turn up for PSG training as he tries to force through Barcelona move

Neymar is reportedly set to be fined £340,000 for failing to turn up to Paris Saint-Germain training this week amidst reports he is trying to force through Barcelona move   While other stars reported for training on Monday, the Brazil star didn’t show up as the Ligue 1 champions kick-started their preparations for the next campaign.   According to Spanish outlet Marca, Neymar will not ...

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AFCON: AKA reacts to South Africa’s defeat by Nigeria

  It was really a bad night for Bafana Bafana and South Africans in general, and AKA couldn’t hold back ranting on Twitter following the 2-1 defeat by the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the quarter-finals match of the 2019 African Cup of Nations.   AKA in his tweet about the match, described it as the biggest rivalry on the continent ...

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Neymar now a born again?.. Brazil and PSG star surrenders to Christ during a Christian program in Brazil (Photos)

  according to twitter user ‘Sports Mandela‘, the Brazil and PSG superstar Neymar Jnr surrendered his life to Christ yesterday in a Christian program in Brazil.   Though more details wasn’t given about the incident, but in some photos circulating in social media, the former Barcelona ace can be seen kneeling before a suspected man of God while in the ...

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AFCON: President Buhari hails Super Eagles over victory against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana

President Buhari has congratulated the Super Eagles for another spectacular outing that has confirmed Nigeria’s progress to the Next Level in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Egypt 2019. The Super Eagles beat South Africa’s Bafana Bafana 2-1 in a match that held last night.   President Buhari in a statement signed by his Special Advisier on Media and Publicity, Femi ...

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Car crazy Arsenal star, Aubameyang adds £240,000 Lamborghini Huracan to his incredible car collection now worth £2.1MILLION (Video)

Arsenal and Gabonese striker,  Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who earns £198,000-a-week has added a customized £240,000 Lamborghini Huracan to his incredible car collection now worth £2.1MILLION.   The 30-year-old footballer who also owns three different high-end models of Ferraris, two Audi R8s and an Aston Martin took to his Instagram story to show off his new luxury whip.   Aubameyang has got a new toy ...

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Daniel Sturridge offers £30,000 reward for return of his stolen dog in emotional video

A distraught Daniel Sturridge is offering a £30,000 to whoever reunites him with his Pomeranian dog, which was stolen after his Los Angeles home was broken into.   In an emotional plea on social media, the striker begged for Lucky Lucci which he has owned for a year and half to be returned to him. Daniel Sturridge is in Los Angeles for the summer, and is currently ...

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AFCON 2019: Nigerian football legend Emmanuel Amuneke breaks silence after being sacked by Tanzania

Nigerian football legend and former Tanzania coach, Emmanuel Amuneke has broken his silence after he was sacked on Monday.   The ex-Nigeria international who was appointed national team coach by the Tanzania Football Federation in August 2018 was fired yesterday after the Taifa Stars were eliminated from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.   After a meeting with the board of Tanzania Football ...

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Serena Williams fined $10k for damaging Wimbledon court

The incident reportedly happened before the event began. Wimbledon is in full swing and Serena Williams is doing her best at bringing home another title. The 37-year-old tennis champion reportedly had a rough start on Monday, according to the Associated Press, after she was issued a fine before a game had even been played. There aren’t many details being given regarding the ...

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