OSAKA TO CONFIRM JAPANESE CITIZENSHIP FOR TOKYO 2020
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OSAKA TO CONFIRM JAPANESE CITIZENSHIP FOR TOKYO 2020

BY DAN PALMER Tennis ace Naomi Osaka is to confirm her Japanese citizenship in order to represent the host nation at next year’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The…

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NIGERIA SPORTS MINISTER SUNDAY DARE RELOCATES OFFICE TO STADIUM
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NIGERIA SPORTS MINISTER SUNDAY DARE RELOCATES OFFICE TO STADIUM

Nigeria Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has relocated his office to the M.K.O Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.  According to a press release from the ministry,…

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TO BE OR NOT TO BE? ROGER FEDERER KEEPS TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC ORGANISERS GUESSING
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TO BE OR NOT TO BE? ROGER FEDERER KEEPS TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC ORGANISERS GUESSING

BY MIKE ROWBOTTOM. Roger Federer has planned his schedule up until next year’s Wimbledon, but has not yet decided whether to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Games, An…

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LAGOS SPORTS BOSS, KWEKU TANDOH APPLAUDS NATIONAL YOUTH GAMES
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LAGOS SPORTS BOSS, KWEKU TANDOH APPLAUDS NATIONAL YOUTH GAMES

The Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr. Kweku Tandoh, has applauded the Grassroots and Youth Development department of the Sports Ministry, headed by Dr. Ademola Are,…

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BEYOND RABAT 2019 AFRICAN GAMES
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BEYOND RABAT 2019 AFRICAN GAMES

BY KUNLE SOLAJA. Rabat 2019 African Games reached the crescendo as the skies of the Prince Moulay Abdella Stadium in Rabat were ignited. The 12th edition of the continental…

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NIGERIA FINISHES SECOND AT 12TH AFRICAN GAMES
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NIGERIA FINISHES SECOND AT 12TH AFRICAN GAMES

BY KUNLE SOLAJA, RABAT. As the curtain falls on the 12th African Games tonight in Rabat, Team Nigeria places second as at close of most events on Friday…

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NIGERIA’S SPORTS MINISTER, SUNDAY DARE PROMISES ATHLETES’ SUSTENANCE FUND
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NIGERIA’S SPORTS MINISTER, SUNDAY DARE PROMISES ATHLETES’ SUSTENANCE FUND

BY KUNLE SOLAJA, RABAT, MOROCCO Just one week on the saddle, Nigeria’s new Sports Minister has promised a holistic reform in the sector that unites all Nigerians. To…

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SUNDAY DARE BECOMES NIGERIA’S 35TH SPORTS MINISTER
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SUNDAY DARE BECOMES NIGERIA’S 35TH SPORTS MINISTER

BY KUNLE SOLAJA Veteran journalist and former media adviser and Chief of Staff to the former Lagos State governor and national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC…

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2019 AAG: BUHARI CHARGES TEAM NIGERIA TO WIN CLEAN MEDALS
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2019 AAG: BUHARI CHARGES TEAM NIGERIA TO WIN CLEAN MEDALS

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged Nigeria contingent to the 12th Africa Games scheduled to hold in Rabat, Morocco to stay clear from performance enhancing drugs urging them to…

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SERENA, OSAKA BOOK US OPEN FINAL REMATCH IN TORONTO QUARTER-FINAL
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SERENA, OSAKA BOOK US OPEN FINAL REMATCH IN TORONTO QUARTER-FINAL

Serena Williams and Japan’s Naomi Osaka booked a rematch of last year’s US Open final in the WTA Toronto quarter-finals after straight-set triumphs. Reigning US and Australian Open…

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DOPING: WIMBLEDON GIANT-KILLER HADDAD MAIA PROVISIONALLY SUSPENDED
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DOPING: WIMBLEDON GIANT-KILLER HADDAD MAIA PROVISIONALLY SUSPENDED

BY PATRICK O’KANE Brazilian tennis player Beatriz Haddad Maia has been provisionally suspended by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) after failing a drugs test during the Croatia Open…

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SERENA WILLIAMS FAILS IN RECORD 24TH WIMBLEDON TITLE BID
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SERENA WILLIAMS FAILS IN RECORD 24TH WIMBLEDON TITLE BID

It was a first Wimbledon title win for Romania’s Simona Halep, but it was a failed record equaling bid for Serena Williams as Halep produced a spectacular display…

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UPSET GALORE AT WIMBLEDON! 15-YEAR OLD SENDS WILLIAMS OUT; TOP SEED OSAKA IS OUSTED IN ROUND 1
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UPSET GALORE AT WIMBLEDON! 15-YEAR OLD SENDS WILLIAMS OUT; TOP SEED OSAKA IS OUSTED IN ROUND 1

MICHAEL PAVITT. Second seed Naomi Osaka was the major casualty on the first day of Wimbledon as the women’s second seed crashed out to Kazakhstan’s Yulia Putintseva. Osaka…

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FRENCH OPEN 2019: RAFAEL NADAL WINS THIRD CONSECUTIVE FRENCH OPEN TITLE
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FRENCH OPEN 2019: RAFAEL NADAL WINS THIRD CONSECUTIVE FRENCH OPEN TITLE

Rafael Nadal is the 2019 French Open champion after defeating Dominic Thiem in four sets to claim the title on Sunday. It is his third consecutive win of…

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DJOKOVIC AND NADAL THROUGH TO SECOND ROUND OF FRENCH OPEN
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DJOKOVIC AND NADAL THROUGH TO SECOND ROUND OF FRENCH OPEN

BY DANIEL ETCHELLS Top seed Novak Djokovic and Spanish star Rafael Nadal are comfortably through to the second round of the French Open after picking up straightforward victories…

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DJOKOVIC TARGETS FOURTH CONSECUTIVE GRAND SLAM VICTORY AT FRENCH OPEN
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DJOKOVIC TARGETS FOURTH CONSECUTIVE GRAND SLAM VICTORY AT FRENCH OPEN

BY NANCY GILLEN World number one Novak Djokovic is seeking a fourth consecutive Grand Slam win as the French Open gets under way in Paris this Sunday The…

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INJURY FORCE SERENA WILLIAMS, WOZNIACKI OUT OF ITALIAN OPEN
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INJURY FORCE SERENA WILLIAMS, WOZNIACKI OUT OF ITALIAN OPEN

Twenty-three time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams plans to compete at the French Open despite withdrawing from the Italian Open with a knee injury. The American, 37, was…

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TOKYO OLYMPICS MEN’S TENNIS FINAL REDUCED TO BEST-OF THREE SETS
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TOKYO OLYMPICS MEN’S TENNIS FINAL REDUCED TO BEST-OF THREE SETS

BY LIAM MORGAN The men’s singles tennis final at next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo has been reduced to best-of-three sets, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) has announced.…

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SERENA WILLIAMS RETIRES AT INDIAN WELLS
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SERENA WILLIAMS RETIRES AT INDIAN WELLS

Serena Williams retired from her third-round match at Indian Wells while trailing Garbine Muguruza 6-3 1-0. The 37-year-old won the first three games of the match but called…

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SERENA BACKS USA WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM ON EQUAL PAY
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SERENA BACKS USA WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM ON EQUAL PAY

Serena Williams has voiced her support for the US women’s football team in their legal battle for equal pay. All 28 members of the national squad have joined…

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YAKMUT ALHASSAN BOUNCES BACK TO SPORTS!
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YAKMUT ALHASSAN BOUNCES BACK TO SPORTS!

The former Director-General of the National Sports Commission Mallam Alhassan Yakmut has been appointed Team Nigeria’s Chief de Mission to the 12th  Africa Games in Rabat Morocco later…

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