Google honours Stephen Keshi on his posthumous birthday

Google has honoured former Nigerian coach and player, Stephen Keshi, with a doodle on its search engine page for Nigerian loggers. The honour came on Keshi’s 56th birthday. Keshi died suddenly in Benin on 7 June, in 2016, to the shock of his compatriots. He was born in Azare, Bauchi. But his parents hailed from Delta state. Keshi was educated…

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Salah, Oshoala crowned African players of the year

Liverpool and Egyptian playmaker Mohamed Salah etched his name into football history after being crowned African Player of the Year 2017. In the female category, Nigerian Asisat Oshoala, who now plays for the Chinese side Dalian Quanjian F.C. was crowned Africa’s best. Salah fended off opposition from club-mate Sadio Mane of Senegal and Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, winner in 2015, to…

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Andy Murray heading home after pulling out of Australian Open

  • Murray now contemplating having surgery on his injured hip
  • Operation could keep Scot out of the game for months
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Two decades of Federer, and still going strong

The amazing Roger Federer will embark on his 21st professional season when he leads Switzerland in the mixed teams Hopman Cup starting in Perth on Saturday. The 36-year-old Swiss is coming off an extraordinary year where he took his majors tally to 19, with a fifth Australian Open title and a record eighth Wimbledon. Federer finished the year at number…

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Birmingham to host 2022 Commonwealth Games

Birmingham has been awarded the hosting rights of the 2022 Commonwealth Games. After being chosen ahead of Liverpool as Britain’s candidate city, Birmingham’s was the only bid submitted to the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) by the 30 September deadline. The CGF initially deemed the bid was “not fully compliant”. However, the city has now been confirmed as the host of…

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Gatlin agent says doping claims ‘just big talk’

The agent at the centre of an investigation by a British newspaper into world 100 metres champion Justin Gatlin’s entourage said Tuesday he invented a story about obtaining banned drugs to impress undercover reporters. Robert Wagner, who has occasionally represented Gatlin, and Gatlin’s coach Dennis Mitchell were secretly filmed by the Daily Telegraph newspaper claiming they could obtain and administer…

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Pistorius injured in prison brawl over phone

Former Paralympic champion and convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has been injured in a prison brawl over the use of a public phone, a South African official said on Tuesday. The double amputee — who is serving a 13-year jail term for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp — was left with a bruise after “an altercation with another inmate…

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World Cup: Nigeria draw Argentina again

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have drawn Argentina once again in the World Cup. The two countries once met in 1994 World Cup. They  will meet again in Russia next year. Also in the group are Croatia and Iceland.

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Neymar, Cavani put PSG on Cloud 9 at Monaco

Edinson Cavani and Neymar were both on target as Paris Saint-Germain edged champions Monaco 2-1 to climb nine points clear atop France’s Ligue 1 on Sunday. But it was a frustrating night in the principality for the world’s most expensive teenager, as Kylian Mbappe missed a raft of chances on his return to the club who will bank 180 million…

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South African court doubles Pistorius sentence to more than 13 years

A South African appeals court increased paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius’ sentence for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp to 13 years and five months on Friday. The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein more than doubled his original sentence of six years after the state appealed that it was unduly lenient. Prosecutors argued earlier this month that Oscar Pistorius failed to…

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