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NIGERIAN CRUISERWEIGHT SENSATION, EFETOBOR APOCHI, IS SET TO FACE THE TOUGHEST TEST OF HIS PROFESSIONAL CAREER WHEN HE GOES HEAD-TO-HEAD WITH UNBEATEN AMERICAN, DEON NICHOLSON, IN A 12-ROUND WBA TITLE ELIMINATOR AT THE SHRINE EXPOSITION CENTER, LOS ANGELES ON APRIL 17. NICHOLSON IS RANKED FIFTH IN THE WBA DIVISION, WHILE APOCHI IS RANKED SIXTH. THE […]

MANCHESTER CITY MIDFIELDER KEVIN DE BRUYNE HAS SIGNED A TWO-YEAR CONTRACT, WHICH WOULD KEEP HIM AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM UNTIL 2025. THE 29-YEAR-OLD, WHO ARRIVED AT THE CLUB FROM WOLFSBURG IN 2015, HAD BEEN IN TALKS OVER A NEW DEAL SINCE NOVEMBER LAST YEAR. REPORTS IN JANUARY HAD SUGGESTED THAT DE BRUYNE HAD REJECTED CITY’S […]

VICE PRESIDENT OF THE NIGERIA BASKETBALL FEDERATION, BABS OGUNADE, SAYS HOME-BASED PLAYERS WILL BE GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO FIGHT FOR PLACES WITH THEIR OVERSEAS-BASED COUNTERPARTS AT THE TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS. THE MEN AND WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAMS HAD RELIED LARGELY ON OVERSEAS-BASED PLAYERS RECENTLY, BUT OGUNADE SAYS TOP LOCAL PLAYERS WILL BE GIVEN THE CHANCE TO […]

SERENA WILLIAMS STROLLED INTO THE THIRD ROUND OF THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN ON WEDNESDAY BUT FORMER US OPEN CHAMPION BIANCA ANDREESCU’S EMOTIONAL COMEBACK FROM 15 MONTHS OUT ENDED AT THE HANDS OF TAIWANESE VETERAN HSIEH SU-WEI. WILLIAMS, 39, CONTINUED HER QUEST TO EQUAL MARGARET COURT’S ALL-TIME MARK OF 24 GRAND SLAMS WITH A 6-3, 6-0 ROMP […]

THE LEAGUE MANAGEMENT COMPANY HAS FINED NIGERIA PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE SIDE HEARTLAND FOR WEARING SHIRTS THAT DIDN’T DISPLAY NUMBERS, SURNAMES, CLUB NAME AND LOGO. THE CLUB WORE THE JERSEY FOR THEIR MATCH-DAY NINE TIE AGAINST MFM FC AT THE AGEGE STADIUM ON SUNDAY. ACCORDING TO A STATEMENT BY THE LMC ON TWITTER, THE  “ACTS BREACH […]

NIGERIA’S D’TIGERS WILL NEXT MONTH CONTINUE ITS QUEST FOR A TICKET TO THE AFROBASKET 2021 QUALIFIERS IN MONASTIR, TUNISIA IN FEBRUARY WHEN THE FEBRUARY WINDOW OF THE FIBA AFROBASKET 2021 QUALIFIERS HOLDS FROM 17-25. ACCORDING TO THE FIBA REGIONAL OFFICE AFRICA WHICH CONFIRMED THIS ON FRIDAY, THE FEBRUARY WINDOW OF THE FIBA AFROBASKET 2021 QUALIFIERS […]

WEST BROM REGISTERED A 3-2 WIN AT THE HOME OF THEIR BIGGEST RIVALS WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS IN AN ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE CLASH ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON WITH SUPER EAGLES STRIKER SEMI AJAYI SCORING THE WINNING GOAL. NIGERIA INTERNATIONAL SEMI AJAYI MADE HIS THIRTEENTH CONSECUTIVE START FOR THE BAGGIES IN THE TOP-FLIGHT AND WENT THE DISTANCE ON BLACK […]

NAPOLI MUST COPE WITHOUT NIGERIA INTERNATIONAL FORWARD, VICTOR OSIMHEN, WHO SHOULD STILL BE OUT FOR 20 TO 30 DAYS, BSNSPORTS.COM.NG REPORTS. THE GREEK DEFENDER WAS REPLACED IN THE FIRST HALF AGAINST UDINESE AND THE CLUB CONFIRMED HE HAS SUFFERED A FIRST-DEGREE MUSCLE INJURY. ITALIAN PRESS, SPORTMEDIASET, REPORTS THAT HE WILL BE OUT FOR, AT LEAST, […]

 THE NIGERIA TENNIS FEDERATION (NTF) HAS UNVEILED ITS 2021 ACTIVITIES AIMED AT ENHANCING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE GAME IN THE COUNTRY, THE NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA (NAN) REPORTS. THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION, DAYO ABULUDE, SAID IN ABUJA THAT THE FEDERATION WOULD BE ORGANISIMG VARIOUS LOCAL TOURNAMENTS, AS WELL AS PARTICIPATE IN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS. […]

TYSON FURY SAID ON MONDAY HE CAN KNOCK OUT FELLOW BRITISH WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION ANTHONY JOSHUA INSIDE TWO ROUNDS DUE TO HIS RECENT FORM. WBC BELT HOLDER FURY SAID FOLLOWING JOSHUA’S PAST TWO BOUTS — A UNANIMOUS POINTS DECISION OVER ANDY RUIZ JUNIOR IN DECEMBER 2019 AND A NINTH-ROUND STOPPAGE OF KUBRAT PULEV LAST MONTH […]


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