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Simona Halep sent packing on Day 1 of US Open

Halep was left reeling after she was defeated by Kaia Kanepi

Festus Keyamo

NFF Crisis: Keyamo accuses minister of falsehood

He said it was thus necessary to put the record straight.

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Man. United v Tottenham: Three things to expect at Old Trafford

Spurs have won just twice in their last 10 visits to Old Trafford.

EPL: Liverpool’s Fabinho patiently adapting to ‘intense’ Premier League

The Brazilian midfielder was an unused substitute in Liverpool’s 4-0 home win over West Ham United in their league opener.

Alex Iwobi of Arsenal FC

EPL: Liverpool go top as Iwobi wins with Arsenal

Everton blew a two-goal lead to settle for a 2-2 draw against AFC Bournemouth.

Why Nigerian athletes are struggling – Chioma Ajunwa

Ajunwa says the problem is huge.

Salisu Yusuf

Rohr reacts to bribery scandal involving Super Eagles Coach

The Franco-German says “Salisu is a victim of circumstance. He fell for a trap. He was naive”.

Four matches to watch this weekend

For Juventus, there’s Cristiano Ronaldo, who will be itching to open his goals’ account.

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AFCON Qualifiers: Ighalo tops 24-man list of invited players for Seychelles tie

AFCON Qualifiers: Ighalo tops 24-man list of invited players for Seychelles tie

Club managers reject September 2 resumption of league season 

The club officials wants the League Management Company (LMC) to end the competition as it is presently.

Super Eagles of Nigeria

Three players Rohr needs to exclude from Super Eagles

The Eagles are already on the back foot after losing to South Africa 2-0 in Uyo last June.

Cristiano Ronaldo signing for Juventus (Photo Credit: BBC)

Decision to leave Real Madrid “easy,” Ronaldo says

The 33-year-old joined the Italian champions last month on a four-year deal.

FIFA headquarters

FIFA Corruption: Ex-Brazilian soccer boss jailed 4 years in U.S. prison

At least 42 individuals and entities have been charged in the FIFA probe and many have pleaded guilty.

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Top Sports Stories : Eto’o moves for the 13th time as Nouri wakes up from a coma

Novak Djokovic has battled back from a loss of form and various injuries to claim the Wimbledon title.

FIFA Headquarters

FIFA takes control of Uruguay football association

The move is part of a bid to ensure free and fair elections.

Henry Onyekuru

Watch Nigerian goals as Onyekuru gets his first with Galatasaray

Ighalo, in red-hot form, has now scored eight goals from his last eight outings in the league.

Serena Williams at Wimbledon. [Photo credit: Forefront Nigeria]

Serena Williams seeded 17th for U.S. Open

The current WTA rankings are the usual criteria to decide seeding in the women’s draw.

Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung,

NFF Crisis: We stand by rule of law –Dalung

FIFA on Monday shelved its plan to ban Nigeria’s football governing body.

Spanish team: U-20 Women World Cup France 2018 [goal.com]

Nigeria’s conqueror Spain through to U-20 Women World Cup final

it is Spain and Japan in the final on Friday.

Arsene Wenger to get honour for helping George Weah’s career

Wenger took Weah from Africa in 1988 to play for Ligue 1 side Monaco after a tip off from his compatriot Le Roy.

Messi misses out as UEFA reveals nominees for Player of The Year award

Luka Modric joins Salah and Ronaldo as the three-men shortlisted for the 2017-18 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has seen the competition expanded to 48 nations

NFF Crisis: FIFA releases statement on Nigeria

The suspension of the NFF will no longer be implemented, assures FIFA.

NFF Chairman, Amaju Pinnick

Nigerian govt ‘beats FIFA deadline’, recognises Pinnick-led NFF board

The government says it has written FIFA confirming the recognition.

Ndidi

Ndidi excited over new six-year Leicester deal

Ndidi, 21, has developed into one of the Premier League’s most exciting talents.

Kiki Bertens (Photo Credit: Fox Sports)

Tennis: Bertens stuns world number one Halep for Cincinnati title

Bertens, rebounding after a quick first set loss, outlasted Romania’s top seed in an exhausting second set tiebreaker.