African sports

AYC: Golden Eaglet Beat Congo DR in Kinshasha

The Golden Eaglets recorded a 1-0 away win over DR Congo in the first-leg of their CAF African Under-17 Championship qualifying tie played on Saturday evening at the Stade Tata Raphael in Kinshasa. Victor Osimhen scored the only goal of the encounter in a game the Nigerian boys could have won by a much wider

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FIFA Suspension: Ejidike Appreciates All Parties… Calls For Proper Study of FIFA Statutes

Following the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF escaping suspension from world football governing body, FIFA and has allowed the country to participate at the all international football events, the Pillar of Sports in Nigeria, Chief Donatus Agu-Ejidike has enjoins the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), National Sports Commission (NSC) and other stakeholders to work together in moving

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DOLPHINS FC Media Officer Described SHARKS FC As Their Noisy Neighbour

Dolphins’ media officer, China Acheru has described Sharks as their noisy neighbours. Dolphins will be away to Sharks in the League on Saturday and Acheru says Sharks have been all noise and no achievements since their formation as a football club. “From 1972 to 2014 makes it 42 years and the only thing they have

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Nigeria National League NNL Week 21 RESULTS

Nigeria National League NNL Week 21 RESULTS DIVISION A Kogi United 5:0 DSS FC Kwara United 3:1 Nigeria Prisons Plateau United 2:0 Wikki Tourists Ranchers Bees 1:0 FRSC FC Sokoto United 1:0 Mighty Jets Spotlight FC 1:0 Niger Tornadoes Supreme Court 3:1 Adamawa United TEAP FC 2:1 Jigawa G’ Stars DIVISION B ABS FC 2:0

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ENUGU RANGERS Captured Hamza Onwuemenyi From AKWA UNITED

Enugu Rangers has completed the signing of defender Hamza Onwuemenyi from Akwa United for an undisclosed fee believe to be around N5.8M according to Rangers media officer Mr. Foster Chime. The defender who moved to Akwa United from Gabros International in 2011 was a key player for the Uyo based team as his prowess distinct

US Sports

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Los Angeles Lakers confirmed the appointment of Byron Scott as their new coach

The California native becomes the 25th head coach in franchise history and he will be taking charge of his fourth NBA team after spells with the New Jersey Nets, New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets and Cleveland Cavaliers. He left the Cavaliers in 2013 and spent last season in the broadcast booth for Time Warner Sports. Scott

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The Cleveland Indians claimed a 5-3 victory over the New York Yankees

Masahiro Tanaka’s bid to become the major league’s first 13-game winner was ruined by Brantley, who hit a leadoff homer in the seventh and also had RBI doubles in the first and fifth. Nick Swisher also hit a go-ahead two-run shot for the Indians during a dismal day for Tanaka (12-4), who allowed season worsts

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New York Red Bulls star Thierry Henry dismisses retirement rumours

New York Red Bulls club’s global director, Gerard Houllier, said that he expects the 36-year-old to retire, after New York’s 1-0 friendly win over Arsenal on Saturday. “Oh he said that?” Henry asked in response to Houllier’s comments, then added, “We’ll talk at the end of the season.” Henry was also asked if there were

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Los Angeles Lakers confirmed the appointment of Byron Scott as their new coach

The California native becomes the 25th head coach in franchise history and he will be taking charge of his fourth NBA team after spells with the New Jersey Nets, New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets and Cleveland Cavaliers. He left the Cavaliers in 2013 and spent last season in the broadcast booth for Time Warner Sports. Scott

Cricket

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David Sales to retire at end of season

36-year-old Northants batsman ‘David Sales’ has confirmed he will retire at the end of the current season because of injury problems. Sales made his debut for Northants in 1996, and has made 577 appearances for the county in all competitions. He has scored over 14,000 runs in 249 first- class games, at an average of

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    Ferrari have denied that Pat Fry has been sacked

    Team boss Stefano Domenicali was replaced by Marco Mattiacci in April while engine chief Luca Marmorini is also understood to have left the Scuderia earlier this month. Speaking at Silverstone following reports of Marmorini’s ousting, a Ferrari spokesman said: “I have no comment to make on this. We are re-organising several areas of our structure

      Golf

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      Rory McIlroy desperate to challenge for more honours

      Despite being forced to tackle inconsistent form for much of the year, Rory McIlroy believes that he is now ready to achieve more success thanks to his dominant performance at Royal Liverpool. “I think every time you have success, you need to reassess your goals because it’s only halfway, two-thirds through the season, and a

        Tennis

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        Grigor Dimitrov has withdrawn from this week’s ATP Washington Open

        Dimitrov had been seeded third for the hardcourt event in the capital behind world No 5 Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic and sixth-ranked Canadian Milos Raonic. Frenchman Gael Monfils is another leading player to drop out of the tournament because of an ongoing knee problem. “We will miss having Grigor as a part of

          Cycling

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          New Zealand’s Anton Cooper claims gold in men’s cross-country

          New Zealand cyclist Anton Cooper has won the gold medal in the men’s cross-country at the Commonwealth Games. The 19-year-old won the event in a time of 1:38:26 to clinch his first medal of the Games. Copper’s teammate Samuel Gaze finished just three seconds behind him to claim the silver medal, while Australia’s Daniel McConnell

            Boxing

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            Tyson Fury pulls out of Ustinov fight

            Tyson Fury has withdrawn from Saturday night’s heavyweight fight with Belarusian ‘Alexander Ustinov’ after his uncle and first trainer Hughie fell seriously ill and was taken to hospital. The event in Manchester will go ahead with Hatfield’s Billy Joe Saunders’ clash with Italian Emanuele Blandamura for the vacant European Middleweight title now the main fight.

              Rugby

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              England knocked out of rugby sevens by Samoa at Commonwealth Games

              England have been knocked out of the rugby sevens competition at the Commonwealth Games following a 15-14 defeat to Samoa in the quarter-finals this afternoon. The Sevens World Championship runners up took an early lead through a Marcus Watson try. However, James Rodwell was sent to the sin bin in the third quarter, allowing Samoa

                athletics

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                Usain Bolt says 2014 Commonwealth Games are “a bit shit”

                The Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt, who will be taking part in the 4x100m relay and sprint relay for Jamaica in Glasgow, is said to have been standing waiting in the rain after leaving the Athletes’ Village when making the passing remark. A report in The Times claims that when he was asked if was

                  racing

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                  Michael Scudamore died aged 81

                  Scudamore, who won the Grand National aboard Oxo in 1959, rode in the race for 16 consecutive years from 1951. He also partnered Linwell to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 1957 and during his career claimed nearly every other major National Hunt prize apart from the Champion Hurdle. Forced to retire at 34 with