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Everton indicate interest in signing Rooney

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Everton football club have indicated interest in signing back out-of-favour Manchester United and England captain, Wayne Rooney. Everton manager, Ronald Koeman described the striker as a “great player” and would welcome the chance to bring him back to Goodison Park, his boyhood club. Rooney is struggling at Manchester United with ...

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Klitschko says Briton Fury dragging boxing ‘through the mud’

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Wladimir Klitschko has accused world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury of throwing boxing into disrepute after the Briton twice called off a fight against the Ukrainian, briefly retired from the sport and admitted to substance abuse. Fury, WBA and WBO champion, had been due to defend his titles against Klitschko in ...

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Svitolina stuns Kerber to reach China Open last eight

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Elina Svitolina stayed calm in the face of adversity to secure a surprise 6-3 7-5 win over German world number one Angelique Kerber as the Ukrainian advanced to the China Open quarter-finals in Beijing on Thursday. The 16th-seed saved nine of 10 break points in the opening set, six of ...

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Robbers attack Ghana’s football star’s home in Italy

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Black Stars midfielder, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu has emerged the latest target for robbers who recently raided his home in Italy. According to several reports, the unknown gang of thieves broke into his home in the late hours of Monday, October 3, while the star was in Ghana preparing for the 2018 ...

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Nigeria wins first gold at Rio Paralympics

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Roland Ezuruike of Nigeria has won men’s 54kg powerlifting title to claim first gold for the country at ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympics. The 40-year old Ezuruike entered the contest lifting 185kg on the first try to set a new Paralympic record before he extended it with his second lift of ...

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Serena Williams loses quest in upset by Pliskova

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Serena Williams’ semifinal loss to Karolina Pliskova confirmed the statement of truth that in one’s strengths lie the weaknesses. They are two sides of the same coin. Her over-powering serve missed the target every time she needed it. At the end, the unseeded Czech earned victory in two straight sets, ...

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Japanese surgeon hands $390,000 to U-23 team

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A benefactor has handed a reward of $390,000 to the Nigerian Olympic football team in Brazil after they won won bronze on Saturday, BBC Sport reports. Japanese plastic surgeon Katsuya Takasu had promised to reward the team after hearing about their financial difficulties before and during the tournament. Takasu fulfilled ...

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Rio 2016 ends with spectacular ceremony as Olympic flag goes to Tokyo

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The Rio Olympics ended on Sunday with a spectacular carnival-inspired closing ceremony, ushering in the official handover to 2020 hosts Tokyo. The colourful ceremony, lasting almost three hours, celebrated Brazil’s arts and was held in a wet Maracana Stadium. Among the highlights were Tokyo’s impressive showcase and a vibrant carnival ...

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Ex-FIFA boss dies at 100

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Former FIFA President Joao Havelange has died at the age of 100, BBC Sport reports. The Brazilian was predecessor to Sepp Blatter at world football’s governing body, serving from 1974 to 1998. He resigned as FIFA’s honorary president in April 2013 following an investigation into bribery allegations and was admitted ...

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Pele to visit Nigeria Sept. 23

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Football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, popularly known Pele, will now visit Nigeria on September 23, after his earlier scheduled visit was cancelled due to ill-health. The Winihin Jemide Series and the Youth Experience Days Africa had planned to bring the Brazilian to Nigeria for the WJS/YEDA Legend Edition with ...

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Bolt, Fraser-Pryce, Okagbare set as athletics begins

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The Olympic track and field competition begins on Friday with all eyes on Jamican sprint sensation Usain Bolt. And Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will attempt to complete an unprecedented hat-trick of Olympic gold in the woman’s 100m. Tori Bowie, who posted the United States’ fastest times in 100 and 200m, is ...

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Dogara begs Dream Team not to boycott quarterfinal

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Yakubu Dogara, has appealed to Nigeria’s U-23 Dream Team at the ongoing Rio 2016 Olympics not to boycott their upcoming match against Denmark on Saturday. This is contained in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr ...

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