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Ghana, Niger join Nigeria for Ramat Cup

Three teams from Ghana and Niger Republic are to join those from Nigeria’s 36 states and FCT to compete for the 37th Ramat Cup. The annual competition organised by Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON) is scheduled for Kano from Jan. 11 to Jan. 19. Nasiru Gawuna, the President of YSFON, said that the involvement of the three teams would […]

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Ribery shoots Bayern second in Bundesliga

The evergreen Franck Ribery scored for the third time in four days as reigning champions Bayern Munich moved up to second in the Bundesliga table on Saturday with a 3-0 win at Eintracht Frankfurt. The victory leaves them six points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund. After more than a decade at Bayern, Ribery, 35, made another strong argument for an extension […]

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Solskjaer fires ‘hairdryer’ warning to Man Utd stars

Sir Alex Ferguson was renowned for his infamous ‘hairdryer’ temper – and the Norwegian says he’s ready to lay down the law in similar fashion he has warned Manchester United’s players he is prepared to given them his own hairdryer treatment. Former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was renowned for his infamous ‘hairdryer’ temper – laying into players with the […]

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Messi collects record 5th Golden Shoe

Lionel Messi collected a record fifth Golden Shoe award on Tuesday for finishing last season as the top goalscorer in Europe. The striker scored 34 goals in 68 games for Barcelona, putting him ahead of Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Tottenham’s Harry Kane. Cristiano Ronaldo, who has won the award four times, hit 26 goals in 52 matches for Real Madrid. […]

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Team Delta wins 19th National Sports Festival

Delta won the 4x400m mixed relay gold medal on the final day of the 19th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Abuja on Sunday to round up an impressive haul of medals. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that trophies were presented to states which finished first, second and third on the medals table. Delta, with 164 gold, 87 silver […]

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Benzema keeps Madrid in touch with Barcelona, Atletico

ReFrenchman Karim Benzema shot Real Madrid to within two points of joint La Liga leaders Barcelona and Atletico Madrid with the winning goal in a scrappy 1-0 win over Rayo Vallecano at Santiago Bernabeu. Earlier, Antoine Griezmann fired a brace in a 3-2 win over Real Valladolid to take Atletico Madrid level with Barca. Benzema’s 13th-minute strike was enough for […]

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Chelsea fan break silence to apologise on sterling racism abuse

Colin Wing, 60, said he was ashamed of his behaviour and had lost his job and his season ticket – but insisted he called Sterling a “MANC c**t”, not “black c**t” The Chelsea fan at the centre of the Raheem Sterling race storm has been named. The Blues yesterday suspended four people from attending matches as police investigate the alleged […]

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Seychellois basketball teams in the lead at regional club championship

Two teams from Seychelles are leading the Indian Ocean basketball club championship taking place in the island nation from December 5-11. Premium Cobras is first in the men’s category after winning all five matches. On the women’s side, Mont Fleuri is leading with victories in all three matches. The 14th edition of the Indian Ocean Club championship, which will end […]

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Copa Libertadores final madness was summed up in one player

Boca Juniors goalkeeper Esteban Andrada was the name on the lips of everyone as the game went to extra-time After the bus attacks, tear gas and postponements, all eyes shifted to Madrid for the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final. And thankfully all the focus was on the pitch this time. After the first leg between Boca Juniors and […]