SIXTY DIAMOND MOMENTS OF NIGERIAN SPORTS HIGHLIGHT THE 60TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY!
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SIXTY DIAMOND MOMENTS OF NIGERIAN SPORTS HIGHLIGHT THE 60TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY!

BY KUNLE SOLAJA Lead writer of the Sports Village Square takes a peep down memory lane since Nigeria’s independence 60 years ago.  His findings are encapsulated in 60…

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DOMINIC THIEM ACES TOUGH FRENCH OPEN TEST, SERENA WILLIAMS ALSO THROUGH TO 2ND ROUND
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DOMINIC THIEM ACES TOUGH FRENCH OPEN TEST, SERENA WILLIAMS ALSO THROUGH TO 2ND ROUND

US Open winner Dominic Thiem navigated a testing first-round French Open tie against former major champion Marin Cilic on Monday (Sept 28). Thiem, the runner-up to Nadal in…

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UFC: NIGERIA’S ADESANYA EASILY DISPATCHES BRAZIL’S PAULO COSTA
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UFC: NIGERIA’S ADESANYA EASILY DISPATCHES BRAZIL’S PAULO COSTA

Nigerian-born Israel Adesanya in beating Brazil’s Paulo Costa to retain his UFC middleweight title in Abu Dhabi has recorded his 20th professional Mixed Martial Art victory. Now he…

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SERENA WILLIAMS FEELS ODD STAYING IN HOTEL INSTEAD OF PARIS HOME AT FRENCH OPEN
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SERENA WILLIAMS FEELS ODD STAYING IN HOTEL INSTEAD OF PARIS HOME AT FRENCH OPEN

Serena Williams finds it “weird” having to stay in a hotel during the French Open despite owning an apartment in Paris but the American is keeping a positive…

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US ANNOUNCES SANCTIONS AGAINST OFFICIALS INVOLVED IN IRANIAN WRESTLER’S EXECUTION
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US ANNOUNCES SANCTIONS AGAINST OFFICIALS INVOLVED IN IRANIAN WRESTLER’S EXECUTION

United StatesSecretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced sanctions against officials involved in the execution of wrestler Navid Afkari in Iran. Afkari was executed on September 12, having…

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NIGERIA’S CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF, BURATAI BIDS KIDA FAREWELL AS PRESIDENT OF NBBF BOWS OUT OF SERVICE
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NIGERIA’S CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF, BURATAI BIDS KIDA FAREWELL AS PRESIDENT OF NBBF BOWS OUT OF SERVICE

The bond between the Nigerian military and basketball displayed as the head of Nigerian Army paid tributes to the chieftain of basketball organization in Nigeria. The Nigerian Army…

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DJOKOVIC WINS FIFTH ITALIAN OPEN TO MAKE MASTERS HISTORY
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DJOKOVIC WINS FIFTH ITALIAN OPEN TO MAKE MASTERS HISTORY

World number one Novak Djokovic overcame a sluggish start to lift his fifth Italian Open title on Monday (Sept 21), defeating Argentine Diego Schwartzman 7-5 6-3 for a…

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NOVAK DJOKOVIC MOVES INTO 10TH ITALIAN OPEN FINAL
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NOVAK DJOKOVIC MOVES INTO 10TH ITALIAN OPEN FINAL

Top men’s seed Novak Djokovic advanced to the final of the Italian Open for the 10th time on Sunday (Sept 20) with straight sets win over Casper Ruud.…

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NADAL CRASHES OUT OF ITALIAN OPEN
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NADAL CRASHES OUT OF ITALIAN OPEN

Clay court king Rafael Nadal crashed out of the Italian Open on Saturday (Sept 19), falling to a straight sets defeat to Argentine Diego Schwartzman in a tournament…

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DJOKOVIC LOSES COOL AGAIN, BREAKS RACKET!
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DJOKOVIC LOSES COOL AGAIN, BREAKS RACKET!

Less than two weeks after getting defaulted from the U.S. Open, Novak Djokovic lost his cool again midway through a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win over German qualifier Dominik…

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WRESTLER’S EXECUTION: WORLD PLAYERS ASSOCIATION DEMANDS IRAN’S EXPULSION FROM OLYMPICS
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WRESTLER’S EXECUTION: WORLD PLAYERS ASSOCIATION DEMANDS IRAN’S EXPULSION FROM OLYMPICS

BY NANCY GILLEN World Players Association executive director Brendan Schwab has outlined five commitments the pressure group wants the sporting world to make following the execution of wrestler…

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ANALYSIS: WIN IN ‘CRUEL’ US OPEN FINAL SHOWS THIEM’S PROMISE
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ANALYSIS: WIN IN ‘CRUEL’ US OPEN FINAL SHOWS THIEM’S PROMISE

By HOWARD FENDRICH Fifteen hours after Dominic Thiem collapsed on the court as the U.S. Open champion — his mind weary, his legs weak — he smiled when…

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BAM! NIGERIAN-BORN AMERICAN BASKETBALLER, ‘BAM’ ADEBAYO HELPS MIAMI HEAT WIN OVER CELTICS
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BAM! NIGERIAN-BORN AMERICAN BASKETBALLER, ‘BAM’ ADEBAYO HELPS MIAMI HEAT WIN OVER CELTICS

Miami Heat beat Celtics 117-114 Tuesday night; great thanks to Nigerian-born American player, Edrice Femi “Bam” Adebayo. What a dramatic ending.  Jayson Tatum thought he had a dunk…

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DJOKOVIC SAYS HE LEARNED A ‘BIG LESSON’ FROM US OPEN DEFAULT
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DJOKOVIC SAYS HE LEARNED A ‘BIG LESSON’ FROM US OPEN DEFAULT

BY ANDREW DAMPF Novak Djokovic learned “a big lesson” after being disqualified from the U.S. Open for unintentionally hitting a line judge in the throat with a ball.…

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US OPEN: NAOMI OSAKA HARNESSES SPORT’S BIGGEST SPOTLIGHT IN FIGHT FOR RACIAL JUSTICE
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US OPEN: NAOMI OSAKA HARNESSES SPORT’S BIGGEST SPOTLIGHT IN FIGHT FOR RACIAL JUSTICE

Naomi Osaka capped a transformative US Open with another Grand Slam title and a challenge to the millions watching across the globe on Saturday (Sept 12) to “start…

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OSAKA SAVOURS DOUBLE SUCCESS AT US OPEN
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OSAKA SAVOURS DOUBLE SUCCESS AT US OPEN

Japanese star beats veteran for 2nd title and 3rd Grand Slam while pushing against racism Naomi Osaka had just come back to secure a second US Open singles…

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SEVEN FACTS ABOUT US OPEN CHAMPION DOMINIC THIEM
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SEVEN FACTS ABOUT US OPEN CHAMPION DOMINIC THIEM

Austria’s Dominic Thiem, who beat German Alexander Zverev 2-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 7-6(6) to win the US Open title on Sunday (Sept 13), is the first player other…

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US OPEN CHAMPIONS, DOMINIC THIEM DREAMS MORE GRAND SLAMS
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US OPEN CHAMPIONS, DOMINIC THIEM DREAMS MORE GRAND SLAMS

Dominic Thiem produced a remarkable fightback to beat German fifth seed Alexander Zverev 2-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 7-6 (6) to win the US Open for the first time…

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SERENA WILLIAMS OUT OF ITALIAN OPEN WITH ACHILLES PROBLEM
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SERENA WILLIAMS OUT OF ITALIAN OPEN WITH ACHILLES PROBLEM

Serena Williams has pulled out of the Italian Open starting on Monday due to an Achilles injury, the former world number one confirmed on Saturday (Sept 12). Williams’…

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A NEW GRAND SLAM CHAMP EMERGES TODAY
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A NEW GRAND SLAM CHAMP EMERGES TODAY

Today, with world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, second-ranked Rafael Nadal and 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer all out of the picture, the 27-year-old, Dominic Thiem  will get…

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NAOMI OSAKA BEATS AZARENKA TO WIN US OPEN AND THIRD GRAND SLAM
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NAOMI OSAKA BEATS AZARENKA TO WIN US OPEN AND THIRD GRAND SLAM

Japan’s Naomi Osaka came from a set down to beat Victoria Azarenka of Belarus to win the US Open on Saturday (Sept 12) and clinch her third Grand…

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