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Sports-mad Indonesian couple name baby ‘Asian Games’

Sports-mad Indonesian couple have named their new baby ‘Asian Games’ to mark her arrival as the country kicked off the world’s second-biggest multi-sport event.   The little girl – full name Abidah Asian Games – was born about a month early in co-host city Palembang, just hours before Saturday’s opening ceremony, her parents told AFP on Tuesday. “We already had ...

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France 2018: Spain foils hosts France, hits the final

  A lone goal from Spaniard Patricia Guijarro was all Pedro Lopez ladies needed to defeat hosts France. They thus secured a clash against Japan in the final match of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. Guijarro’s sixth goal of the tournament, in the 51st minute, was able to hand the team a first-ever chance at the finals of the ...

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U.S Open: Serena ranked lower than Venus

  Serena Williams has been seeded 17th at this year’s U.S. Open one place below her sister Venus. Serena, the Wimbledon runner-up this year after losing to Germany’s Angelique Kerber in the final, is ranked 26th in the world, nine places below the seeding she has been awarded. The current WTA rankings are the usual criteria to decide seeding in ...

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Ajax footballer Abdelhak Nouri wakes up, after being in coma for over a year

Ajax Footballer, Abdelhak Nouri who has been in coma for over a year after collapsing during a friendly match on July 8, 2017, has finally woken up.   Abdelhak Nouri reportedly woke from coma on August 5, 2018, and his brother disclosed that he recognized his loved ones and started to communicate with his family, even though he suffered serious, lasting brain damage.   ...

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Ronaldo, Modric & Salah shortlisted For UEFA Player Of The Year Award

UEFA have officially announced the three final players in the shortlist for the 2017-18 UEFA Player Of The Year Award. Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric and former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo, who moved to Juventus after winning the Champions League with the Spanish side, are the other players on the three-man shortlist.   Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah was also shortlisted after helping ...

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FG recognizes Amaju Pinnick as NFF chairman

The Presidency on Monday said it recognised Amaju Pinnick as NFF Chairman alongside his executives as the authentic Nigerian Football Federation executives. The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a message he posted on his Twitter handle, @akandeoj.   Akande said the Federal Government had already conveyed its position to the ...

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Alex Iwobi makes Nollywood debut in new movie

Nigeria international and Arsenal forward, Alex Iwobi, has made his Nollywood debut in a soon to be released action-packed movie titled, Inpadisu. The movie, now trending on social media, features Iwobi being pursued all over the place, apparently because of choices he made in the movie.   Iwobi also took to his Instagram page @Alexanderiwobi to confirm his role in the film ...

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Footballer kills mum, sleeps with aunt, sister

  Footballer has shocked the world with a series of bizarre claims – saying he had sex with his aunt and sister, and his mum was killed in a “spiritual sacrifice”. In video footage released online, Shiva N’Zigou, previously of French club Nantes, claimed his mother was killed in a “spiritual sacrifice” to further his footballing career. He also claimed ...

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After 10 years and 21 days of marriage, former Super eagles goalkeeper, Peterside Idah, welcomes a child

Idah Peterside, a former Nigerian international football goalkeeper, media officer, television pundit and pastor who retired from active football in 2002 has just welcomed his first child after 10 years of marriage.   Sharing the good news this evening, he wrote ‘we give God the glory that after 10years 21 days of marriage God has finally blessed us with our first child.mother ...

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Teenage athlete bans parents from foreign trips

Teenage shooter Manu Bhaker has revealed that she banned her parents from accompanying her on foreign trips.   The 16 year old athlete told her parents not to accompany her to tournaments abroad as she struggles to adapt to life as one of India’s best known sportswomen.   Manu Bhaker has brought home World Cup and Commonwealth Games gold medals this year ...

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Lionel Messi’s brother handed two-and-a-half-year suspended prison sentence for possessing an illegal firearm

Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi’s older brother has been handed two-and-a-half-year suspended prison sentence for possessing an illegal firearm.   The Barcelona star’s sibling, Matias, received a two-and-a-half year prison sentence on Thursday August 16th but instead of going to jail, he will undertake community service. Argentine newspaper, La Capital, reports that the decision was reached through a deal with investigating prosecutors.   Recall, ...

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Turkish club sells 18 players to buy 10 goats

A Turkish club, Gulspor which is based in the city of Isparta and one of the oldest clubs in Turkey as it was founded in 1954, have sold 18 youth players whose sales money they used in buying 10 goats in a bid to earn ‘extra money from milk sales’ which will be used to serve the club’s priority needs.   Kenan Buyuklebleb, the Turkish ...

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Sergio Ramos hits back at Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp over Real Madrid defender’s challenge on Mo Salah

  Sergio Ramos has taken a swipe at Jurgen Klopp following the Liverpool boss’ criticism over his challenge on Mo Salah in last season’s Champions League final. Salah was forced off in the first half of Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat by the Spanish side in May. And Klopp later branded Ramos “ruthless and brutal” and claimed his challenge on the Egyptian ...

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Serena Williams crashes out of Cincinnati Masters

Tennis star, Serena Williams suffers another defeat in Cincinnati Masters after losing to Petra Kvitova.   The former world No 1 lost 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 to eighth-seeded Petra Kvitova in the second-round of the competition which lasted for two hours on Tuesday.   The mother of one was also knocked out in her last tournament at San Jose two weeks ago after ...

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US embassy suspends consular services and appointments in Abuja till further notice

The United States Embassy has suspended consular services and appointments in Abuja till further notice. It explained that appointments for visa and for American citizen services have also been put on hold temporarily.   Consular operations in Lagos were, however, not affected, the mission said in a statement on its website on Tuesday. No reason was given for the decision.   ...

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David Silva announces Spain retirement

  The playmaker joins Andres Iniesta and Gerard Pique in stepping down from La Roja following the 2018 World Cup Manchester City star David Silva has confirmed he will no longer represent Spain at international level, in a letter published on social media. Silva represented his country on 125 occasions, scoring 35 times in an international career that spanned 12 ...

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Photos- David Beckham shares fun holiday snaps with children in Bali as they narrowly avoid earthquake

  David Beckham looked like he was having a whale of a time with his kids on holiday despite getting caught up in the Bali earthquake. The former footballer appeared in high spirits as he posted a series of snaps with children Brooklyn, 19, Romeo, 15, Cruz, 13, and seven-year-old Harper while holidaying in Indonesia. One image showed Beckham beaming ...

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Real Madrid unveils Thibaut Courtois after sealing £35m move from Chelsea (Photos)

Real Madrid have unveiled former Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois after sealing a  £35m move which will see him stay with the Spanish club for six-years.   The 26-year-old Belgian was presented by the club president Florentino Perez at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Thursday.   ‘Arriving at the best club in the world makes me very happy. I have always given my best and will continue to do that,’ ...

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Mourinho expecting no deadline day deals

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho does not expect to add to his squad before the transfer window for Premier League clubs closes later on Thursday (1600GMT). Mourinho has repeatedly complained about United’s lack of transfer activity in pre-season and warned earlier this week that the Red Devils face a “difficult season” if his squad wasn’t strengthened before the new campaign. ...

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Sharapova completes suspended-match blowout in Montreal

Maria Sharapova’s first-round match at the Rogers Cup extended over two days, but it ended quickly. The Russian veteran beat Bulgarian qualifier Sesil Karatantcheva 6-1, 6-2 on Tuesday in Montreal. The match had been suspended Monday due to rain and lightning with Sharapova ahead 4-1 in the first set. “After getting a good, quick start, maybe the (rain) delay wasn’t ...

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Carl Ikeme reveals his wife’s reaction when he informed her he has cancer

Former Super Eagles keeper, Carl Ikeme, who was diagnosed with acute Leukemia a year ago and had to miss the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia, has told of his wife’s reaction after he informed her of his diagnosis. Carl Ikeme had recently retired from football after months of battling with Acute Leukamia. The 32-year-old Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper made 274 domestic ...

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