African sports

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Alan Irvine has called for patience over striker Brown Ideye

Irvine believes the club’s record £10million signing will quickly shrug off his penalty miss in the Capital One Cup shoot-out with Oxford on Tuesday, which Albion eventually won 7-6. The 25-year-old could make his first Premier League start of the season when Albion go to Swansea on Saturday after his debut at Southampton last week

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STEPHEN KESHI To Sign N6m Contract With NFF

Coach, Stephen Keshi is set to sign a new contract with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as soon as the crisis currently rocking the country’s football comes to an end. Sports Minister and Chairman of the National Sports Commission (NSC), Dr. Tamuno Danagogo told journalists in Abuja Thursday that but for the NFF crisis the

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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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Alan Irvine has called for patience over striker Brown Ideye

Irvine believes the club’s record £10million signing will quickly shrug off his penalty miss in the Capital One Cup shoot-out with Oxford on Tuesday, which Albion eventually won 7-6. The 25-year-old could make his first Premier League start of the season when Albion go to Swansea on Saturday after his debut at Southampton last week

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NFF: No suspension of Premier League Matches

The Nigeria Football Federation has urged all stakeholders to discountenance a statement from the League Management Company that matches of the Nigeria Premier League are being suspended. “It has come to our notice that the League Management Company has been issuing notices to clubs in the Premier League that matches are being suspended from this

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NFF: No suspension of Premier League Matches

The Nigeria Football Federation has urged all stakeholders to discountenance a statement from the League Management Company that matches of the Nigeria Premier League are being suspended. “It has come to our notice that the League Management Company has been issuing notices to clubs in the Premier League that matches are being suspended from this

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NFF: No suspension of Premier League Matches

The Nigeria Football Federation has urged all stakeholders to discountenance a statement from the League Management Company that matches of the Nigeria Premier League are being suspended. “It has come to our notice that the League Management Company has been issuing notices to clubs in the Premier League that matches are being suspended from this

US Sports

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Ryan Nelsen has been sacked as coach of Toronto FC

Nelsen, who lured the likes of Jermain Defoe to Major League Soccer, departs with his team still in contention to make the playoffs, but it seems critical comments about Toronto general manager Tim Bezbatchenko after Saturday’s defeat may have contributed to his departure. Nelsen was unhappy with comments Bezbatchenko had made telling the team to

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The Toronto Blue Jays lost 4-3 in 10 innings to the Boston Red Sox

The Toronto Blue Jays lost 4-3 in 10 innings to the Boston Red Sox, Yoenis Cespedes scoring Brock Holt for the decisive run. There was a surprise defeat for National League East leaders the Washington Nationals, who lost 3-2 to division basement side the Philadelphia Phillies. AJ Burnett struck out 12 batters and allowed just

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Ryan Nelsen has been sacked as coach of Toronto FC

Nelsen, who lured the likes of Jermain Defoe to Major League Soccer, departs with his team still in contention to make the playoffs, but it seems critical comments about Toronto general manager Tim Bezbatchenko after Saturday’s defeat may have contributed to his departure. Nelsen was unhappy with comments Bezbatchenko had made telling the team to

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Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James set for Miami return on Christmas Day

The NBA are expected to announce that Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James will return to face his former team, the Miami Heat, on Christmas Day. According to ESPN, the 2014-15 schedule is set to be released on Wednesday evening, and it is reported that James will be back on South Beach on the marquee date

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San Francisco 49ers cut Lawrence Okoye

Former British athlete Lawrence Okoye has been released by the San Francisco 49ers as part of their roster cutdown ahead of the 2014 season. The 22-year-old decided pursue a career in the NFL after competing for Great Britain at the Olympics in the discus event, and was signed by the 49ers last year after the

Cricket

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Zimbabwe claimed their first ODI win over Australia

Australia skipper Michael Clarke, making his return from a hamstring injury, had to cut his innings short on 68 and a final total of 209-9 was his country’s lowest in the 50-over format against Zimbabwe. With spin causing problems for both sides Nathan Lyon took 4-44 to threaten Zimbabwe’s chase, but captain Elton Chigumbura (52no)

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Golf

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Stephen Gallacher misses out on automatic Ryder Cup qualification

Stephen Gallacher has missed out on automatic qualification for Europe’s Ryder Cup team despite an impressive final round at the Italian Open. The Scot shot a seven-under 65 to jump from sixth to third in Turin, but required a top-two finish to guarantee an automatic place for the event at Gleneagles next month. In the

Tennis

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David Ferrer became the first top-10 man to go out of the US Open

Ferrer, whose relentlessness is legendary, struggled in hot and humid conditions in New York and went down 6-3 3-6 6-1 6-3. A well-rested Ferrer, who reached the third round in a walkover after Australian Bernard Tomic withdrew with a hip injury, got off to a sluggish start but fought back to take the second. But

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Boxing

Rugby

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Hull FC produced their best performance of the season to deny Hull KR

The ninth-placed Robins went into the contest on a wet night at the KC Stadium chasing a hat-trick of wins over the Black and Whites for the first time in the Super League era, but they were left smarting from a 28-0 defeat which leaves their top-eight aspirations hanging by a thread. The Airlie Birds

athletics

racing

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Sir Maximilian is likely to attempt to secure another win at the Curragh

Trainer Tim Pitt has Longchamp’s five-furlong dash on October 5 in mind for the five-year-old after he came with a devastating late run to claim the Listed Abergwaun Stakes at Ireland’s premier venue. The Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes at the Curragh during Irish Champion Stakes on September 14 is Pitt’s favoured option, though there