NIGERIA’S FORMER SPORTS MINISTER, KA’OJE DIES, BURIED IN ABUJA
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NIGERIA’S FORMER SPORTS MINISTER, KA’OJE DIES, BURIED IN ABUJA

Bala Bawa Ka’oje, a former Nigerian sports minister who died in Abuja on Tuesday morning has been buried in Nigeria’s capital city. His death threw the Nigerian sports…

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN MAY BE SCRAPPED AS FOUR MORE PARTICIPANTS ARE HIT BY COVID-19
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AUSTRALIAN OPEN MAY BE SCRAPPED AS FOUR MORE PARTICIPANTS ARE HIT BY COVID-19

Four more Australian Open participants, including one player, have been recorded with Covid-19 infections and more cases may come to light as testing continues, officials said on Monday…

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FORMER TENNIS NO. 1, ANDY MURRAY TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19
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FORMER TENNIS NO. 1, ANDY MURRAY TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

Scottish tennis player Andy Murray has tested positive for Covid-19, STV said on Thursday, adding that he is still in good health. The Scottish broadcaster said Murray was…

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COACH REFUSES MEDAL OF FREEDOM FROM EMBATTLED DONALD TRUMP
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COACH REFUSES MEDAL OF FREEDOM FROM EMBATTLED DONALD TRUMP

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Monday he would not accept the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Donald Trump as planned this week after the “tragic” riot…

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DONALD TRUMP ALSO LOSES ON SPORTS ARENA!
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DONALD TRUMP ALSO LOSES ON SPORTS ARENA!

The US President, Donald Trump who lost in the American presidential election has also lost in sports. Trump National in Bedminster has been stripped of the US PGA…

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SERENA WILLIAMS AND WORLD NO. 1, ASHLEIGH BARTY HEADLINE AUSTRALIAN OPEN WARM-UP TOURNAMENTS
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SERENA WILLIAMS AND WORLD NO. 1, ASHLEIGH BARTY HEADLINE AUSTRALIAN OPEN WARM-UP TOURNAMENTS

World No.1 Ashleigh Barty and 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams will spearhead the two WTA tournaments in Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open, with the top 32-ranked…

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NBA PLAYS ON WITH ‘HEAVY HEART’ AFTER US CAPITOL VIOLENCE, BLAKE DECISION
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NBA PLAYS ON WITH ‘HEAVY HEART’ AFTER US CAPITOL VIOLENCE, BLAKE DECISION

The National Basketball Association (NBA) went ahead with its slate of games on Wednesday (Jan 6) even as players said they were disturbed by images of chaos at…

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SWISS SENSATION, ROGER FEDERER OUT OF AUSTRALIAN OPEN
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SWISS SENSATION, ROGER FEDERER OUT OF AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Six-time champion Roger Federer has withdrawn from the Australian Open as he continues to work his way back to fitness from two knee operations earlier this year, his…

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ANDY MURRAY GETS WILD CARD FOR AUSTRALIAN OPEN
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ANDY MURRAY GETS WILD CARD FOR AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Britain’s former world No. 1 Andy Murray has been awarded a wild card for February’s Australian Open, tournament director Craig Tiley said on Sunday (Dec 27). The main…

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WINNERS EMERGE AS SJF HOLDS SECOND ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY
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WINNERS EMERGE AS SJF HOLDS SECOND ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY

Nigeria’s foremost virtual sports community, Sports Journalist Forum, held its second annual awards ceremony on Sunday, 20 December as part of its year-end activities to recognise the professional…

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NIGERIA SOLE REP, EKUTA WINS BRONZE AT THE AFRICAN JUDO CHAMPIONSHIPS
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NIGERIA SOLE REP, EKUTA WINS BRONZE AT THE AFRICAN JUDO CHAMPIONSHIPS

Nigeria has won bronze medal at the 41st African Seniors Championships held in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Nigeria’s only representative at the championships, Enku Ekuta, defeated Billet Sandrine of Cape…

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WORLD NO. 1 DJOKOVIC, WITHDRAWS FROM ATP PLAYER COUNCIL ELECTIONS
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WORLD NO. 1 DJOKOVIC, WITHDRAWS FROM ATP PLAYER COUNCIL ELECTIONS

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from this month’s ATP Player Council elections citing the governing body’s new rule that would make it a “conflict of interest”…

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RUSSIAN TENNIS STAR, MARIA SHARAPOVA ENGAGES BRITISH MILLIONAIRE
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RUSSIAN TENNIS STAR, MARIA SHARAPOVA ENGAGES BRITISH MILLIONAIRE

Maria Sharapova’s secret is out. The five-time Major champion announced on Instagram that she is engaged to British millionaire Alexander Gilkes, 41. The retired Russian tennis superstar, 33,…

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COVID-19 FORCES AUSTRALIAN OPEN TO SHIFT TO FEBRUARY & QUALIFYING EVENT TO DOHA
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COVID-19 FORCES AUSTRALIAN OPEN TO SHIFT TO FEBRUARY & QUALIFYING EVENT TO DOHA

The Australian Open has been pushed back three weeks with the men’s qualification event moved to Doha in Qatar due to the coronavirus pandemic, it has been confirmed.…

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SPORTS MINISTER UNVEILS ASANKA GURUSINHA AS HEAD COACH OF THE NIGERIA CRICKET TEAM
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SPORTS MINISTER UNVEILS ASANKA GURUSINHA AS HEAD COACH OF THE NIGERIA CRICKET TEAM

In a bid to move the Nigeria Cricket Federation forward and for the team to favourably compete among the best globally, Nigeria’s Minister of Youth and Sports Development,…

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BASKETBALL: MASAI UJIRI PRICKS GLOBAL CONSCIENCE WITH LAUNCH OF HUMANITY
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BASKETBALL: MASAI UJIRI PRICKS GLOBAL CONSCIENCE WITH LAUNCH OF HUMANITY

The co-founder of Giants of Africa/President of the Toronto Raptors Masai Ujiri has launched an inspirational movement that should prick a lot of hearts across the globe. The…

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WITH PLANS FOR 109 COURTS, BASKETBALL BOARD THANKS NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT
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WITH PLANS FOR 109 COURTS, BASKETBALL BOARD THANKS NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT

The Nigeria Basketball Federation has thanked the Federal Government through the Ministry of Youth and Sports for its support to funding and approval of its programs which has…

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RACE FOR 2021 FIBA AFROBASKET QUALIFICATION NOT OVER SAYS KIDA
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RACE FOR 2021 FIBA AFROBASKET QUALIFICATION NOT OVER SAYS KIDA

The Nigeria Basketball Federation has announced that the race for a place in the 2021 FIBA Afrobasket is not yet over as Nigerians continue to shower accolades on…

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PERFECT START FOR D’TIGERS AS 2021 FIBA AFROBASKET QUALIFIER ENDS IN RWANDA
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PERFECT START FOR D’TIGERS AS 2021 FIBA AFROBASKET QUALIFIER ENDS IN RWANDA

D’Tigers concluded their first FIBA Afrobasket on a winning note as they maintained their unbeaten run with another emphatic 91-68 points win against Mali. Captain, Ike Diogu led…

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN MAY BE DELAYED
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AUSTRALIAN OPEN MAY BE DELAYED

The Australian Open is likely to be delayed by a week or two as negotiations between organisers, the tennis tours and the Victoria government over health measures continue,…

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN MAY BE POSTPONED DUE TO VICTORIAN QUARANTINE RULES
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AUSTRALIAN OPEN MAY BE POSTPONED DUE TO VICTORIAN QUARANTINE RULES

The 2021 Australian Open could be postponed after concerns were raised over tennis players’ ability to arrive in Australia and complete the mandatory quarantine period before the Grand…

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