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    Champions League: Osimhen down plays Lille's 3-0 loss to Ajax

    Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen believes he and his Lille teammates have learnt useful lessons following their 3-0 defeat in the Champions league by Ajax on Tuesday. Osimhen, who was in action for the entire duration of the match remained optimistic that hope still lies ahead. The 20 year apparently not in the mood for long talk after the match simply told his teammates and...

    • 3 hrs ago
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    IAAF dangles N2.6bn on Nigerians, others

    The International Associations of Athletics Federation (IAAF) has put together N2.6billion ($ 7,530,000) as prize money for the 2019 World Athletics Championships holding in Doha, Qatar from September 27 to October 6. In a statement issued by IAAF and made available to NationSport, athletes from Nigeria and other participating countries will be aiming to share from the purse, while athletes who set new...

    • 3 hrs ago
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    Golf: 600 players for 2019 Nigeria Cup

    OVER 600 players will vie for honours at 23rd edition of the Nigerian Cup, which will take place from September 21 to 28 at the Ikoyi Club 1938 Golf Section. According to the outline of activities released by the Organising Committee headed by Uwem Udoh, the week-long event meant to commemorate Nigeria's independence will begin with the children clinic on September 21st, the caddies will take to the...

    • 3 hrs ago
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    Brazil good test for Super Eagles, says Rohr

    GERMAN coach Gernot Rohr has admitted that the October 13th international friendly against the Selecao of Brazil in Singapore is a very good test for the Super Eagles, even as he vowed to restrict the use of mobile phones and social media while players are on international duty. The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) on Monday disclosed on its website that the reigning Copa America champions will...

    • 3 hrs ago
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    Wrestling: Nigeria's Adekuoroye qualifies for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

    Nigeria's wrestler Odunayo Adekuoroye has qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Adekuoroye defeated Sun Jong of North Korea 12-2 via technical superiority in the 57kg category to reach the semi-finals of the 2019 Senior World Wrestling Championship in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, NAN reported. The 25-year-old was, however, displaced by Japan's Rusako Kawai, 6-1 in the...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    City put aside domestic slip with 3-0 win at Shakhtar

    Manchester City put aside their recent Premier League setback, delivering a comfortable performance in a 3-0 win at Shakhtar Donetsk in Champions League Group C on Wednesday. Pep Guardiola's side, beaten by Norwich City on Saturday, brought in their Brazilian and former Shakhtar midfielder, Fernandinho, as a makeshift central defender to replace the injured John Stones. But there was to...

    • 10 hrs ago
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    Real Madrid lose to PSG as Di Maria shines

    Real Madrid spent more than €300m during the summer but they are painfully short on quality in every area of the pitch, as a 3-0 loss at PSG proved. Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) opened their Champions League campaign with a 3-0 rout of the 13-time winners at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday and it was even more of a stroll than the emphatic scoreline suggests.

    • 12 hrs ago
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    UCL: Olympiakos hit back to draw 2-2 with Tottenham Hotspur

    Olympiakos Piraeus battled back from a two-goal deficit to earn a 2-2 home draw with last year's runners-up Tottenham Hotspur in their UEFA Champions League Group B opener on Wednesday. The hosts were stunned as Tottenham struck twice in four minutes midway through the opening half, first with Harry Kane's penalty and then a stunner by Lucas Moura. Daniel Podence halved the...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    Lightning: College players collapse in Kingston Jamaica

    Two football players were rushed to hospital in Jamaica after they collapsed on the pitch following a bolt of lightning. The unfortunate incident occurred in Manning Cup match between Wolmer's Boys and Jamaica College that was being held at the Stadium East field in Kingston. Footage was recorded from the 82nd minute with Wolmer's Boys 2-1 up as one of their players on the wing...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    Stadia maintenance to gulp N1.2bn yearly - Sports Minister

    THE Minister of Youths and Sports Department, Mr. Sunday Dare on Wednesday said that Stadia maintenance for facilities with dilapidated infrastructure will require about N1.2 billion. This is even as he said that most of these stadiums don't belong to the Federal Government and that the ministry intends to seek funding to revive facilities in the stadia. The Minister disclosed this...

    • 16 hrs ago

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