Osaka unsure she will play Wimbledon after ranking points sanction
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Osaka unsure she will play Wimbledon after ranking points sanction

Four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka’s participation in Wimbledon was in doubt on Monday after the Japanese player said the decision by the sport’s authorities to strip the…

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Osaka knocked out in French Open first round by Anisimova
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Osaka knocked out in French Open first round by Anisimova

Japan’s Naomi Osaka crashed out of the French Open in a 7-5 6-4 first-round loss to American Amanda Anisimova on Monday, a year after her dramatic withdrawal from…

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FG Appoints Interim Management Committee(IMC) to Oversee Nigeria Basketball 
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FG Appoints Interim Management Committee(IMC) to Oversee Nigeria Basketball 

According to a press release by the Nigerian Ministry of Youth and Sports, a caretaker committee has been set up to administer basketball in the country. It is…

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Players bemoan lack of ranking points at Wimbledon
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Players bemoan lack of ranking points at Wimbledon

Players were disappointed about the absence of ranking points at Wimbledon this year but had grudgingly accepted the governing bodies’ decision, Tunisia’s world number six Ons Jabeur said…

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Highlights of Day One at French Open 
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Highlights of Day One at French Open 

Highlights of the first day at the French Open, the second Grand Slam of the year, on Sunday (times GMT): 1515 AUGER-ALIASSIME SURVIVES, ISNER THROUGH Canadian ninth seed…

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Thiem crashes out at first hurdle at French Open
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Thiem crashes out at first hurdle at French Open

  Twice French Open finalist Dominic Thiem crashed out of the tournament in the first round on Sunday, losing in straight sets to Bolivian world number 87 Hugo…

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Nigeria’s Sports Minister to host victorious Flying Eagles, scrabble team in Abuja
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Nigeria’s Sports Minister to host victorious Flying Eagles, scrabble team in Abuja

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare will host members of the victorious Flying Eagles squad to the WAFU U20 Tournament and the all conquering Scrabble…

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Wimbledon no longer a ranking tournament!
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Wimbledon no longer a ranking tournament!

Wimbledon had its ranking points stripped by the ATP and WTA Tours on Friday over its decision to exclude players from Russia and Belarus at this year’s Championships…

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Fired-up Djokovic braced for Alcaraz, Nadal challenge at French Open
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Fired-up Djokovic braced for Alcaraz, Nadal challenge at French Open

Novak Djokovic admits he will be fired up by the fiasco of his high-profile deportation from Australia when he targets a record-equalling 21st major on his Grand Slam…

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Nadal knocked out of Italian Open by Shapovalov in last-16
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Nadal knocked out of Italian Open by Shapovalov in last-16

 Rafa Nadal was knocked out of the Italian Open after the 21-times major winner was beaten 1-6 7-5 6-2 by Canadian Denis Shapovalov in the last-16 of the…

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Bye, bye as Nigeria take two-year sabbatical leave from international basketball
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Bye, bye as Nigeria take two-year sabbatical leave from international basketball

Nigeria’s basketball teams, D’Tigers and D’Tigress which have been sensational on the continent and the female team making waves globally, are now on international exile. This is sequel…

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Djokovic heartbroken over former coach Becker’s jail sentence
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Djokovic heartbroken over former coach Becker’s jail sentence

 World number one Novak Djokovic said on Sunday that he was “heartbroken” after his former coach Boris Becker was sent to prison earlier this week in a bankruptcy…

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From ‘Boom Boom’ to bust, Becker who served on court, must now serve time
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From ‘Boom Boom’ to bust, Becker who served on court, must now serve time

Boris Becker’s thunderous delivery earned him the nickname ‘Boom Boom’ as a 17-year-old Wimbledon winner in 1985 but on Friday, aged 54 and bust, the German great was…

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Jighere, Oduwole, Karo  hit Asaba for South-South Opens Scrabble Tourney 

Scrabble word-lords Wellington Jighere, Olatunde Oduwole,  Eta Karo as well as Dennis Ikekeregor will add sparks to the maiden South-South Opens Scrabble Tournament which begins this weekend in…

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Sharapova says she is pregnant with first child
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Sharapova says she is pregnant with first child

Former world number one Maria Sharapova on Tuesday used the occasion of her 35th birthday to announce that she was pregnant with her first child. The Russian five-time…

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Russian players to be barred from competing at Wimbledon
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Russian players to be barred from competing at Wimbledon

Russian players will not be allowed to compete at Wimbledon this year due to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, according to a report in sports industry news site Sportico…

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Ebonyi girls are winners of 11th Chuma Anosike Cup
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Ebonyi girls are winners of 11th Chuma Anosike Cup

BY AKANIMO KUFRE Ebonyi female cricket team on Thursday final showed class and style as they defeated two-time finalist and current defending champions, Anambra by 39 runs. It…

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Anambra emerge Southeast Cricket champions, win Chuma Anosike Cup 
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Anambra emerge Southeast Cricket champions, win Chuma Anosike Cup 

BY AKANIMO KUFRE Four-time champions of the Chuma Anosike Cup, Anambra offset Enugu to become winners of the 11th edition of Nigeria’s longest cricket competition in Umuahia, Abia…

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Sports NGO, CSED lifts Netball in Nigeria with scholarship awards
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Sports NGO, CSED lifts Netball in Nigeria with scholarship awards

A sports inclined non-governmental organisation, the Community Sport and Educational Development (CSED) has further demonstrated its commitment to the development of grassroots netball in Nigeria. In the bid to revive netball,…

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Serena Williams hints at Wimbledon return
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Serena Williams hints at Wimbledon return

Former world number one Serena Williams hinted on Thursday that she could make her long-awaited return at Wimbledon in June, exactly a year since she last played on…

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Two Ukrainian sportsmen killed in Russian invasion
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Two Ukrainian sportsmen killed in Russian invasion

Ukraine’s former rugby and water polo captains Oleksi Tsibko and Yevhen Obedinsky have been killed during Russia’s ongoing invasion of the country. Tsibko reportedly died fighting Russian forces…

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