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Mike Tyson Blasts Mayweather For Comparing Himself To Muhammad Ali

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The former Heavyweight champion of the world Mike ”Iron Mike” Tyson has blasted Floyd Mayweather for comparing himself to boxing great Muhammed Ali. A couple of days ago, Mayweather said that he was as great as Muhammed Ali. He said: “No disrespect to Muhammad Ali, but he did it in ... Read More »

Strong Team Nigeria With Strong Expectations At IAAF World Relays

Team Nigeria Women's Relay Team Finished 3rd in the 4X400m in Nassau.

Team Nigeria are focused on improving on their previous performance in the Women’s 4x100m race in Nassau, Bahamas on Sunday. The Nigerian women relay team are brimming with confidence following their first-placed finish in a World Lead 1:30.52secs in the 4x200m on Saturday and have said they want to finish ... Read More »

Mayweather Stays Undefeated After Mega-Fight Win By UD

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Floyd Mayweather defeated Manny Pacquaio by Unanimous (points) Decision after 12 rounds of hotly contested bout at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday. All three judges recorded a 118-110 116-112 116-112 victory for the American, who is now unbeaten in 48 bouts and claims the unified welterweight crown. ... Read More »

Nigeria Clinch Women’s 4x200m Gold In Nassau

Ndidi Winifred Claims Silver in the 58kg Women's Weightlifting Event as Nigeria Moved 10th.

Team Nigeria claimed gold medal in a World Lead time in a dramatic Women’s 4x200m race at the IAAF World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas on Sunday morning. The quartet of Dominique Duncan, Regina George, Christiana Udoh and Blessing Okagbare emerged victorious in 1:30.52secs (WL) in a race that saw both ... Read More »

Flying Eagles Midfielder, Nwobodo Out Of Youth Championship

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Nigeria under-20 international, Obinna Nwobodo has been ruled out of next month’s World Youth championship with a cruciate ligament injury. The Enugu Rangers’ midfielder picked up the injury during an African Youth Championship (AYC) showdown between the Flying Eagles and Senegal in April. The youngster is now expected to be sidelined ... Read More »

Warri Wolves Through to Caf Confedration Cup 3rd Round

Injured Oghenekaro Etebo Out of Wolves Trip to Burkina Faso.

Glo Premier League side Warri Wolves progressed to the third round of the Caf Confederation Cup after they beat MK Etanchiete of DR Congo 1-0 in Kinshasa on Friday. Oghenekaro Etebo’s strike in the 88th minute separated both side after full-time. The, Seasiders’ advanced on a 3-1 aggregate score following ... Read More »

Rio Ferdinand Loses Wife To Cancer

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Rio Ferdinand has confirmed that his wife, Rebecca Ellison, has died after a short battle with cancer. The footballer, a defender for Queen’s Park Rangers, said his “wonderful wife” passed away peacefully at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London. In a statement, he added: “My soulmate slipped away last night. ... Read More »

Brazilian Youngster Pereira Signs United Contract Extension

Andreas Pereira Signs New Manchester United Contract. image: Getty.

Brazilian prospect, Andreas Pereira has signed a contract extension at Manchester United which will keep him at the Premier League club until 2018, with an option to a further one-year extension. Pereira joined the Old Trafford club in 2011 after impressing then-manager Sir Alex Ferguson during the Manchester United Premier ... Read More »

Heartland Edge Pillars to Climb Top of Glo Premier League

Heartland Have Won and Drawn 4 Matches Each in the Ongoing NPFL Season, And Have Shared the Spoils on Eight Occasions.

Heartland FC returned to the top of the Glo Premier League standings after a 1-0 win over Kano Pillars in a rescheduled Match Day 1 fixture on Thursday. Bright Ejike clinically slot home from the penalty spot to send the Dan Anyiam stadium into wild jubilation after Adamu Hassan blocked ... Read More »

Gundogan Will Not Extend His Dortmund Contract Beyond Next Season

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Premier League club Manchester United have been handed a leverage in their reported pursuit of Ilkay Gundogan after Borussia Dortmund confirmed the German midfielder will not be extending his contract beyond the end of next season. United are said to have shown interest in the 24-year-old, who joined the Westfalians ... Read More »

Belgian Defender Mertens Dies 3 Days after Suffering Heart Attack

Belgian Defender Gregory Mertens Dies Three Days After Suffering Heart Attack on the Pitch. Image: Getty.

Belgian footballer Gregory Mertens has died aged 24, three days after suffering a heart attack while playing for Lokeren’s reserves. Mertens collapsed 20 minutes into a game against Genk reserves on Monday. He received treatment on the pitch before being placed in an induced coma in hospital. Lokeren said in ... Read More »

NFF Fed Cup Draw: NPFL Clubs Avoid Matchups, Bayelsa Derby Opens Competition

Enyimba and Giwa FC; Dolphins and Prime FC Lines Up Against One Another in 2014 Federation Cup Semis.

Draws for the Men’s and Women’s competitions of the 2015 Federation Cup were conducted at the Conference Room of the Fifa Goal Project, National Stadium Complex, Abuja on Thursday. Out of the 64 teams that made it through the regional finals in the Men’s competition, defending champions Enyimba International FC ... Read More »

Everton’s Bryan Oviedo Out For The Rest Of The Season

Bryan Oviedo Out for the Rest of the Season. Image: Getty.

Everton midfielder, Bryan Oviedo have been hit with a fresh injury setback as manager Roberto Martinez reveals the Costa Rican will not feature again for the rest of the season due to a broken metatarsal. The 25-year-old could not play football for eight months last year after suffering a double ... Read More »

Warri Wolves Vows To Defeat Entanchiete For Governor Uduaghan

Warri Wolves' Gbolahan Salami Won Best National Team Player of the Year Award at the League Bloggers Gala on Monday Night. Image:" LMC.

Players and management of Glo Premier League side, Warri Wolves, have expressed gratitude to the Governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan, for providing cash for their journey t DR Congo for a Confederation Cup second round second leg tie. The ‘Seasiders’ will face MK Entanchiete this weekend in a reverse ... Read More »

Villarreal Goalkeeper Faces Long Lay-Off After Damaging ACL

Sergio Asenjo Damaged His ACL After Landing Awkwardly Following a High-Ball Contest. Image: AS.

Villarreal goalkeeper, Sergio Asenjo could miss the rest of the season and the start of the 2015-16 season having been diagnosed with a third degree damage of his anterior cruciate ligament. The Spaniard, 25, suffered the injury in the closing minutes of his side’s 1-0 defeat after landing awkwardly following ... Read More »

Djokovic Pulls Out Of Madrid Open

Djokovic Is the First Man to Win the First Three Masters of a Season. Image: Getty.

World No. 1, Novak Djokovic will not play the Madrid Open for a second year running to rest before the Rome Open and the Rolland Garros. Organisers of the clay Masters event announced in a statement on Wednesday that the Serb has confirmed he will take a break “before continuing ... Read More »

Drogba Earns Barclays Recognition For Charity Works In Africa

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Ivorian striker, Didier Drogba has been honoured with a Barclays Spirit of the Game award for his charity work with the Didier Drogba Foundation in Africa. Drogba launched his foundation in 2007 with the aim to give financial and material support in health and education to less privileged Africans. He ... Read More »

PSG Keen on Pogba as Thiago Urges Club to Sign Frenchman

Paul Pogba Celebrates After Scoring on Match Day 4 of the 2014-15 Uefa Champions League. Image: AFP/Getty

Paris St-Germain (PSG) and Juventus are reportedly set to begin talks on the transfer of Paul Pogba, as Thiago Silva has added weight to rumours concerning the France youngster’s prospective arrival at the Parc des Princes. Italian website Tuttosport rumoured that PSG are bent on landing the ex-Manchester United midfielder ... Read More »

Madrid Clubs Refute Transfer Ban Report

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Spanish capital city clubs Atletico Madric and Real Madrid have refuted claims that they are about to be served a transfer ban by FIFA in light of local media’s reports. According to ‘El Larguero’- a radio programme on Cadena SER- world football’s governing body are poised to stop Real and ... Read More »

Serge Aurier Makes PSG Move Permanent Until 2019

Serge Aurier Tries to Beat James Rodriguez During His Side's 2-1 Loss to Colombia.

Serge Aurier has completed a permanent move to Paris St-Germain having previously joined the French champions on loan in July 2014. Aurier, 22, joined PSG on a season-long loan from fellow Ligue 1 outfit Toulouse and has impressed manager Laurient Blanc on the right-back position. The full-back has now signed ... Read More »