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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ROGER FEDERER BECOMES 2ND TENNIS STAR TO WIN 100TH CAREER TITLE
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ROGER FEDERER BECOMES 2ND TENNIS STAR TO WIN 100TH CAREER TITLE

Swiss sensation, Roger Federer has claimed a historic landmark in his career after he won his 100th title with a 6-4, 6-4 victory against Stefanos Tsitsipas at the…

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ROGER FEDERER HUNTS FOR 100TH TITLE IN DUBAI
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ROGER FEDERER HUNTS FOR 100TH TITLE IN DUBAI

Roger Federer began his latest quest for a 100th ATP title with a battling 6-4 3-6 6-1 win over Philipp Kohlschreiber in the first round of the Dubai…

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PIQUE HITS OUT AT CRITICS OF THE WORLD CUP-STYLED DAVIS CUP
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PIQUE HITS OUT AT CRITICS OF THE WORLD CUP-STYLED DAVIS CUP

“It will be a festival of tennis’, so claimed soccer star, Gerard Pique whose private company has the assignment of revamping the Davis Cup. He was reacting to…

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SERENA WILLIAMS CLIMBS BACK TO TOP 10 IN WTA RANKINGS
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SERENA WILLIAMS CLIMBS BACK TO TOP 10 IN WTA RANKINGS

Serena Williams has made her way back to the Top 10 in the WTA rankings for the first time since the birth of her daughter in September 2017.…

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NFF ISSUES STATEMENT ON MALICIOUS VIDEO DOCUMENTARY
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NFF ISSUES STATEMENT ON MALICIOUS VIDEO DOCUMENTARY

The Nigeria Football Federation has dismissed in its entirety, a video documentary released online by some faceless elements, which quoted outlandish figures as having been misappropriated by the…

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LA LIGA IN SPONSORSHIP TIE-UP WITH REVAMPED ‘WORLD CUP’ STYLED DAVIS CUP
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LA LIGA IN SPONSORSHIP TIE-UP WITH REVAMPED ‘WORLD CUP’ STYLED DAVIS CUP

BY DAVID OWEN La Liga has agreed to sponsor the Davis Cup, the reformatted men’s team tennis competition whose first new-look edition will culminate in November in the…

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JAPAN’S OSAKA WINS AUSTRALIAN OPEN
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JAPAN’S OSAKA WINS AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Naomi Osaka recovered after wasting three championship points and reasserted herself down the stretch to win the Australian Open for a second consecutive Grand Slam title, edging Petra…

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