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USA beat Mexico 3-2 to win inaugural CONCACAF Nations League

The United States beat Mexico 3-2 to win the inaugural CONCACAF Nations League Sunday, with a wild extra-time finish featuring a penalty from Christian Pulisic and a penalty save from substitute keeper Ethan Horvath. The United States came from behind twice — from 1-0 and from 2-1 down — to …

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Ruben Dias wins Premier League Player of the Season award

Manchester City defender, Ruben Dias, has won the English Premier League ‘Player of the Season’ award for the 2020/21 football season. The 24-year-old Portuguese centre back won the prestigious award in his debut season at the Etihad side, after helping coach Pep Guardiola win the Premier League, Carabao Cup, and …

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Djokovic to face Musetti in French Open last 16

Novak Djokovic moved effortlessly into the French Open fourth round for the 12th successive year on Saturday, setting up an intriguing duel against Italian teenager Lorenzo Musetti as Elina Svitolina crashed out, leaving just three of the women’s top 10 seeds in the tournament. World number one Djokovic, the champion …

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Drogba bags honorary degree for charity work in Ivory Coast

Former Chelsea star, Didier Drogba, has been awarded an honorary degree for his work of charity in Ivory Coast. The Network of Universities of Science and Technology of the Countries of Africa south of the Sahara (RUSTA) presented the honorary degree to the football star. An honorary degree is an …

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Medvedev races into French Open last 16 for first time

Daniil Medvedev wasted little time in booking his place in the French Open fourth round for the first time on Friday, brushing aside American Reilly Opelka in straight sets. The Russian second seed, who had lost in the first round on each of his four previous French Open appearances, won …

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Olympics: Nigerian wrestlers to prepare in Poland

Nigeria wrestlers will travel to Poland for the Poland Open Ranking Series in preparation for the 2020 Olympics Games. Four Nigerian female wrestlers: Odunayo Adekuoroye, Blessing Oborududu, Aminat Adeniyi and youngster Adijat Idris have already qualified for the Tokyo Games. Speaking with our correspondent from their training camp in Yenagoa, …

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NFF joins fight against fake news

The Nigeria Football Federation says it will help championing the fight against misinformation and fake news in the country. NFF president Amaju Pinnick stated this during the inauguration of the federation’s Media and Publicity Committee in Abuja on Wednesday. Pinnick, who was represented by a member of the NFF Executive …

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Tsitsipas powers into French Open last 32

Fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas marched into the French Open third round on Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 victory over Spaniard Pedro Martinez. The Greek star, who lost an epic semi-final at Roland Garros to Novak Djokovic last year, next faces big-serving American John Isner for a spot in the …

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18 Eagles land in Austria camp for Cameroon clash

Eighteen out of the invited Super Eagles players have arrived their camp, Hilton Garden Inn, Wiener Neustadt Osterreich Austria in Vienna, Austria ahead of their international friendly game against Cameroon, The PUNCH reports. The three-time African champions will take on the Indomitable Lions at Stadion Weiner Neustadt, Austria in the …

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