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Super Sunday: Djokovic sets up 53rd career clash with Nadal

  When Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal take to the courts on Sunday in the Aussie Open final, it will not be a battle between strange bed fellows but that between arch rivals. It would mark the 53rd career clash between two ambitious and determined players who have learnt not to underrate each other but […]

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FA Cup: De Gea dropped

David de Gea has been dropped by Manchester United for tonight’s FA Cup tie against Arsenal. The Spanish goalkeeper has returned to top form in recent weeks, producing a memorable performance on his most recent trip to North London by keeping out Tottenham Hotspur with 11 saves. According to The Mirror, though, De Gea did not travel to […]

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Saturday Boxing Show: Amateur boxers to thrill fans at Rowe Park

Lagos amateur boxers will once again battle it out for supremacy at the Monthly Saturday Boxing Show tomorrow. The tournament – which never fails to thrill the fans-is hosted by Lagos Amateur Boxing Association at the Mobolaji Johnson Sports Center, Rowe Park. The boxing extravaganza, which will be holding its 99th edition is the longest […]

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Mikel has a winning mentality–Pulis

John Mikel Obi was received as a new bride in his second spell in England as Coach Tony Pulis of Middlesbrough has described the Nigerian as a player with winning mentality. Few hours after the official announcement of his singing by Boro, Mikel went straight into the thick of things with his first session under […]

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Mikel Obi joins Championship side Middlesbrough

Super Eagles captain, Mikel John Obi joined Championship side Middlesbrough on a short-term deal. The former Chelsea midfielder arrives at the Riverside Stadium in an effort to help ‘the Smoogies’ gain promotion to the Premier League. The 31 year-old became a free agent after leaving after leaving China’s Tianjin Teda at the end of the […]

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Ajunwa, Kaffo, others vow to lift Nigeria sports fortunes

The Nigeria Olympian Association (NOA) on Thursday in Lagos promised to focus on the welfare of Nigerian athletes both present and past with a bid to inspire them. Speaking at the first executive meeting of the NOA board led by its President, Olumide Oyedeji, the body made up of current and past Olympians believes the […]

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F/EAGLES: I’ am confident of world cup ticket in Niamey – Aigbogun

Chief Coach of the national U -20 team, Paul Aigbogun has stated that the sudden cancellation of the proposed international friendly matches against Saudi Araba, Egypt and Tunisia have adversely affected his preparations towards the CAF U-20 Nations Cup Championship in Niger Republic as he wanted to use the friendlies correct some of the lapses […]

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Ighalo talks with England, Turkey clubs

Super Eagles technical adviser Gernot Rohr has confirmed that the Eagles’ striker Odion Ighalo is currently negotiating a contract that will see him play in England or Turkey, SportingLife.ng reports. Ighalo has been desperate to seek a move to Europe after his Chinese Super League side Changchum Yatai finished second from bottom and were relegated […]

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Rohr happy over Mikel’s move to Middlesbrough

  Super Eagles technical adviser Gernot Rohr is happy that the team’s captain John Mikel has found a new club in Europe with his latest move to the English Championship side Middlesbrough, SportingLife.ng reports. Mikel signed the deal until the end of the season after he passed a medical and agreed personal terms. The 31-year-old […]

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Boro’s ambition, mentality lured me— Mikel

Despite offers from several clubs, John Mikel Obi has admitted that he decided to join Middlesbrough FC because of their ambition and mentality as a team. In his first official interview as a Boro player with the team’s official website, Mikel who was courted by clubs across Europe, says his decision to return to England […]

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