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Mon, 17 Jul 2017
By James Agberebi: Home-based Super Eagles' likely opponents Togo and Benin Republic played a 1-1 draw in their first leg First Round match of the 2018 CHAN qualifiersin Lome on Sunday. Benin Republic took the lead in the 44th minute through Koukpo Marcelline before Sewonou Koidjo equalised for Togo in the 47th minute. The reverse ... Read MoreThe post 2018 CHAN Qualifiers: Nigerias Possible Foes; Togo, Benin Draw In 1st Leg FIrst Round Match appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Six Arab countries write to FIFA demanding that Qatar be stripped of hosting the 2022 World CupThe six Arab countries who last month cut ties with Qatar are reported to have written to world soccer's governing body FIFA to demand it be stripped of hosting the 2022 World Cup because they consider the Gulf state to be a "base of terrorism".The post 2022 World Cup: Six Arab countries write FIFA, demand stripping of Qatar hosting right appeared first on Vanguard News. 

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Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Race Thompson announced Sunday he committed to the Indiana Hoosiers:Thompson is the No. 71 player in the 2018 recruiting class and the 17th-best power forward, according to Scout. He's also the best PF in Minnesota and fourth at his position in the Midwest region.Thompson may be helping the Hoosiers earlier than expected. TheHoosier.com's Jordan Wells reported Thompson plans to reclassify to 2017 and redshirt:Thompson is the first commitment of the Archie Miller era since Miller succee 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Wide receiver Daniel George announced his commitment to Penn State Sunday, giving the future passing attack another important boost.He made his announcement on Twitter:Per Scout.com, George is a 4-star receiver considered the No. 29 player in the country at his position. He is also No. 160 overall in the 2018 class.While he doesn't have elite speed, the athlete does a great job of making plays in the open field and is usually a threat to score whenever the ball is in his hands. He also has 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Dominick Blaylock announced Sunday he has committed to the Georgia Bulldogs.Blaylock, a native of Marietta, Georgia, is the No. 4 wide receiver and the No. 38 player overall in the 2019 recruiting class, per Scout. He's also the second-best wideout in the south region.Blaylockis the second wide receiver from the 2019 class to commit to Georgia. The Bulldogs also haveJadonHaselwood, who's the best wideout in the country, according to Scout.Despite entering his second season with the sch 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Eight teams have qualified for the Final 8 of the 13th Zenith Bank Womens Premier Basketball League after the conclusion of the third and fourth phases of the league which took place in Asaba and Ibadan respectively. The eight teams are defending champions First Bank Basketball Club of Lagos, IGP Queens of Lagos, Ist Deep []The post 8 teams for Zenith Bank women basketball finals appeared first on New Telegraph Online. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Gombe Uniteds rave of the moment, Sanni Abanni has said he has hit form at the right time to score more goals for the Desert Scorpions in the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League. 

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Mon, 17 Jul 2017
The Access Bank UK and Access Private Bank hosted the 10th annual 'Access Bank Polo Day' at the Guards Polo Club, Windsor. The annual event is part of its continued support of UNICEF and the climax to the high-profile Access Bank/UNICEF Charity Shield Polo tournament, celebrating a decade of commitment to UNICEF projects and aimed at reaching out to and highlighting the plight of vulnerable children and orphans and internationally displaced persons.The post Access Bank Group/UNICEF ini 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Defending champions of the Afrobasket Championship, Nigeria's D'Tigers have been drawn alongside 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
All Set for Freestyle Football Final 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Arsenal as doubt continues to cloud the futures of the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Barcelona have reportedly offered 65 million plus Ivan Rakitic to try to convince Paris Saint-Germain to sell Marco Verratti. If the Blaugrana can't strike a deal for Verratti, they will pursue Tottenham Hotspur star Dele Alli, per reports from Spain.Verratti appears to remain the Camp Nou club's main target, though. Italian source Calciomercato.com(h/t Sport) has revealed how Barca are willing to use Rakitic plus cash to get a deal done.There is optimism such a deal will be good enoug 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
The Serie A club, who have embarked on a summer spending spree, are interested in acquiring the Portugal international 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
The Serie A club, who have embarked on a summer spending spree, are interested in acquiring the Portugal international 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Bayern Munich have confirmed AC Milan want their midfield prodigyRenato Sanches.Speaking to German newspaperBild (h/tFootball Italia), Bayern supremoKarl-Heinz Rummenigge said the San Siro giants want the player on a two-year loan with an option to buy at the end of the deal.Rummenigge said:"I can confirm that Milan have shown interest in Renato Sanches, but there is no agreement yet."According toSky Sports, Milan want their option to buy to be set at40 millionjust5 more than Bayern pa 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Fans in Philadelphia didn't exactly get what they wanted from Week 4 of the Big3, but those in the Wells Fargo Center still got plenty of local flavor.Allen Iverson didn't play due to an injury, but he and Julius Erving did battle from the sidelines as coaches.Dr. J's Tri-State earned the win overIverson's 3's Company, whilePhiladelphia native Cuttino Mobley also came up big on the court to make it another solid day of action for the three-on-three league.Iverson announc 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Silverstone proved home from home again for Lewis Hamilton as a record-equaling fifth victory Sunday at the iconic British circuit saw him close the gap on title leader Sebastian Vettel to just a single point. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Bryson De Chambeaudid his job. He went low, birdied his final two holes and sat there and waited things out to see how Patrick Rodgers would fare under pressure.Not well, it seems.Rodgers bogeyed the par-five 17th and then parred on No. 18 to give DeChambeaua one-stroke victory at the 2017 John Deere Classic. The 23-year-old finished at 18 under and shot a six-under 65 on the final day at TPC Deere Run to earn his first PGA victory. His only other professional victory prior to Sunday was the 2016 DAP Cha 




Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Caitlyn Jenner is considering a potential run for public office in California.Jenner revealed that Sunday during an interview with John Catsimatidis on AM 970 in New York City (via Complex's Kyle Neubeck):"I have considered it, I like the political side of it. The political side of it has always been very intriguing to me. Over the next six months or so, I [have to] find out where I can do a better job. Can I do a better job from the outside, kind of working the perimeter of the politi 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
The Orlando City striker will join up with his country for the knockout stages of the CONCACAF tournament 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
The CHAN Eagles will now begin training camp in Kano on Thursday following the major renovation going on at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna, officials have informed said Kaduna was initially slated to play host to the home-based Super Eagles and they were expected to report to training camp by this weekend. Reports have []The post CHAN Eagles begin training camp in Kano Thursday appeared first on New Telegraph Online. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
By Monica Iheakam Barely three days to the resumption of camp for home Eagles, the team appears to 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Chelsea have announced the signing of midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from AS Monaco. The 22-year old central midfielder who was instrumental in Monaco's Ligue 1 triumph last season, as well as their impressive run to the Champions League semi-finals, joins the club five-year contract and will wear the No.14 shirt. Chelsea in a statement on its []The post Chelsea Announce Bakayoko Signing appeared first on Independent Newspapers . 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Antonio Conte's men are headed to the Far East this summer and will meet some top-class opposition as they prepare to defend the Premier League title 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Festus Abu Chelsea have left the door open for struggling Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo to leave Stamford Bridge this summer after being banished from the Blues' first team to their youth side. The Blues snapped up the South Africa 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner from Standard Liege in January 2012 after he impressed [] 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Chelsea reportedly had a substantial bid for Juventus centre-forward Gonzalo Higuain turned down. The Blues could also miss out on mooted target Andrea Belotti, with the Torino striker expected to join AC Milan in a deal possibly worth 100 million, per reports from Italy.Premier League champions Chelsea made a bid worth 87.5 million for Higuain, according to Italian publication Tuttosport (h/t Joe Short of the Daily Express). The offer was rejected after the Blues initially approached Juventus d 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Mexico edged past Curacao at the CONCACAF Gold Cup to finish top of Group C. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Mexico edged past Curacao at the CONCACAF Gold Cup to finish top of Group C. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
The Miami Marlins are in sell mode, and second baseman Dee Gordon is already garnering interest from around the league.According toJon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Los Angeles Angels, Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals have discussed Gordon as a possible trade target.Gordon is in the midst of a bounce-back season after missing much of 2016 due to a suspension for performance-enhancing drugs. In 87 games, he has a .288 batting average with 32 stolen bases, which rank third in the majors.The 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Tunde Disu, former Technical Director, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), on Sunday warned Super Eagles coach Genort Rohr against wrong tactics against Cameroun in the Russia 2018 qualifiers on September 1. Tunde Disu Disu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the team's tactical formation against South Africa in the AFCON qualifiers was [] 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Borussia Dortmund have fired striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a warning over his uncertain future. The Gabon international, who scored 40 goals in 46 games for his German club last season, has been linked with a 70m move to Chelsea, with AC Milan and PSG also understood to be interested. Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke insists the []The post Dortmund issue Aubameyang ultimatum appeared first on New Telegraph Online. 

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Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Dwight Howard's lone season with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2012-13 featured more off-court drama than on-court success. However, the veteran center suggested Sunday that the reports of discord were overblown.When asked about his apparent beef with Kobe Bryant during a Twitter question-and-answer session, Howard explained his view:The 2012-13 Lakers finished 45-37 before the San Antonio Spurs swept them in the first round of the playoffs. During the tumultuous season, Howard reportedly mocke 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Eight people have died and at least 49 are injured after a wall collapsed at a football stadium in Senegal. The incident occurred at the end of Saturdays League CupThe post Eight dead after wall collapses at stadium in Senegal appeared first on TheCable. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Eight people have died and at least 49 are injured after a wall collapsed at a football stadium in Senegal. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Eight people have died and at least 49 are injured after a wall collapsed at a football stadium in Senegal. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Eight fans, on Sunday, lost their lives in Senegal when a football stadium wall collapsed on them during a match. This is even as details of how they died and at least 49 others injured are beginning to come to fore. The sad incident took place at the Demba Diop Stadium in capital Dakar at []The post Eight Football Fans Die In Senegal appeared first on Independent Newspapers . 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Europe has the highest number of countries participating in the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open. The continent has 148 players 95 men and 53 women thathave confirmed participation. A totalThe post Europe dominates entries for ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open appeared first on TheCable. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
An ace at 3:52PM local British time turned Roger Federer into the greatest Wimbledon men's champion of all time. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Ruthless Roger Federer thrashed suffering Croatian Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 6-4 to become the first man to win eight Wimbledon singles crowns on Sunday, five years after landing his seventh, Reuters reports. The Swiss maestro, appearing in his 11th Wimbledon final, was challenged early on but once he broke a nervous Cilic in the fifth [] 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Lagos Roger Federeron Sundayraked in 2.2m after winning this years Wimbledon Open. He thus became the first man to win the championship a record eighth times following his straight set 6-3 6-1 6-4 win over Croatian Marin Cilic in the men's final. The Swiss had earlier triumphed in the revered grand slam in 2003, 2004, []The post Federer Rakes In 2.2m, Makes Wimbledon Histories appeared first on Independent Newspapers . 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Roger Federer defeated Marin Cilic to win the 2017 Wimbledon Open in a very bright afternoon. Federer claimed his eighth Wimbledon title in straight sets 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 after Cilic injured himself when slipping in the first set before breaking down in tears in the second set. Federer thus becomes the only man to win []The post Federer Wins 2017 Wimbledon Open appeared first on Independent Newspapers . 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Roger Federer becomes the first man to win Wimbledon eight times and extended his record to 19 Grand Slam titles with victory over Croatias Marin Cilic. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Roger Federer thrashed Croat Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 6-4 to become the first man to win eight Wimbledon singles crowns on Sunday, five years after landing his seventh.12345678910 Latest NewsMuguruza can be best in world MartinezFederer wins eighth Wimbledon titleAbanni promises more goals for Gombe UnitedWarriors whitewash Bucklers FC in Capital League openerOrkuma signs four year deal with ENPPI in EgyptEight dead at Senegal football stadiumRonaldo to Man Utd is mission impossibleChelsea sign Mon 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Britain's Sam Bird completed an historic winning double Sunday as Formula E continued to excite on its first visit to New York. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Youri Djorkaeff's strike was enough to separate the two teams and give Les Bleus the world crown for football legends 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Youri Djorkaeff's strike was enough to separate the two teams and give Les Bleus the world crown for football legends 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Youri Djorkaeff scored the winner as France beat Denmark 2-1 in the final of the 2017 Star Sixes tournament at London's 02 Arena. France were worthy winners of the maiden edition of the competition following a final day loaded with goals.The French beat Spain 5-2 in the first semi-finalbefore Denmark stunned Brazil 4-2. Spain didn't reach the finalbut still managed to finish third after hammering Brazil 11-3 in the playoff.Ludovic Giuly scrambled the ball over from close range to put F 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
The former Tottenham star does not want to leave the Spanish giants despite being linked with a return to the Premier League 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
The former Tottenham star does not want to leave the Spanish giants despite being linked with a return to the Premier League 

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