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Rafa Nadal out for three weeks

Tennis World number one Rafa Nadal faces three weeks out after being diagnosed with a torn inner hip muscle during his Australian Open quarter-final defeat, his management said Wednesday. The 16-time Grand Slam champion had a scan in a Melbourne hospital after he retired early in the fifth set of his match with Croatia’s Marin […]

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Asensio ends Madrid’s victory drought

A last gasp goal from Marco Asensio gave a virtually second string Real Madrid a 1-0 first leg Spanish Cup quarter-final victory at Leganes on Thursday. The 21-year-old midfielder converted a cross from French full-back Theo Hernandez from the centre of the box. That ended a run of three matches without victory for Zinedine Zidane’s […]

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Baru challenges NNPC staff on sports

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, has charged staff of the corporation to get involved in sporting activities towards improving their productivity and service delivery.  Baru made the call in a statement signed by Mr Ndu Ughamadu, NNPC  Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, on Sunday in […]

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NPFL season: Rangers unveil 18 new players

Rangers International Football Club of Enugu on Thursday unveiled 18 new players for the 2017/2018 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season. The players include former Abia Warriors striker Godwin Zaki, Isaac Loute from FC Ifeanyi Ubah, former Rivers United goalkeeper Femi Thomas and SuperSand Eagles player Abu Azeez. The club’s General Manager, Davison Owumi, told […]

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Go Round FC lift NNL Super 4 trophy

Go Round Football Club of Port Harcourt on Tuesday defeated Heartland FC of Owerri 2-1 to emerge champions of the 2106/2017 Nigeria National League (NNL) Super 4 competition. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the competition’s final match, played at the Agege Stadium in Lagos, saw a brace from Solomon Nwachukwu settling the […]

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FC Ifeanyi Ubah team in road crash

The management of FC Ifeanyi Ubah has confirmed the road crash involving members of the team en route to their match with Sunshine Stars of Akure on Sept. 2. The club’s Chairman, Chuma Ubah, who described the incident as pathetic and excruciating, said the team was coming out of the trauma. He assured their fans […]