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Neymar on target as Brazil rout Venezuela in Copa America opener

Neymar scored a goal and provided an assist as Brazil cruised to a 3-0 victory over Venezuela in their Copa America opening game in Brasilia on Sunday.

World Bicycle Day: Lagos Cyclists organise 60km Ride

Some selected cyclists from Lagos State under the auspices of FT Cycle Care will organise a 60km ride across some destinations in the state as part of activities to mark World Bicycle Day.

Zidane: Why I left Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane has revealed that he left La Liga giants Real Madrid as the “club no longer has the faith in me I need”.

Football fans will soon be allowed back into Nigerian stadiums – Pinnick

Amaju Pinnick, the President of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has assured that football fans in Nigeria would soon be allowed back into the stadiums to support their teams.

BREAKING: Zidane quits Real Madrid coaching job

Real Madrid has announced the quitting of Zinedine Zidane as its coach.

Japan firms say Tokyo Olympics should be cancelled or postponed

Nearly 70 percent of Japanese firms want the Tokyo Olympics either cancelled or postponed, a Reuters survey has found out.

Senate considers bill to establish sports university

A bill seeking to establish the Federal Sports University of Nigeria, Nkalagu, Ebonyi State, has scaled second reading in the Senate. The bill is sponsored...

Stuttgart may lose 45m euros due to pandemic

VfB Stuttgart are expecting a loss of around 45 million euros (54.6 million dollars) due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Biggest sports betting wins in football

In sports betting, there is nothing quite like placing a wager on your favourite team and winning. All football enthusiasts love the thrill of following an unpredictable match that ends with the result they predicted.

I never let outside noise affect my managerial decision – Mourinho

Former Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho insists he does not let outside noise affect his managerial decisions as he prepares to take over at AS Roma.

Minister tasks para-athletes on Tokyo Paralympics qualification

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has charged Nigerian Para-Athletics team heading to Switzerland, to ensure they qualified for the Tokyo Paralympics Games.

Kano Pillars target league win with 8 new signings

Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL club, Kano Pillars, has signed eight new players for the second stanza of the 2020/2021 league season, a statement...

Guardiola reflects on Manchester City’s journey after reaching Champions League final

Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City’s ultimate target is now in sight after guiding the club to their first UEFA Champions League final.

Martinez to leave Bayern Munich after 9 years

Spanish veteran Javi Martinez will leave Bayern Munich after nine years in the summer after both sides agreed not to renew his contract, the Bundesliga champions said on Tuesday.

JUST IN: Mourinho appointed AS Roma’s head coach

Italian club AS Roma has announced the appointment of Jose Mourinho as its new manager, ahead of the 2021-22 season.

Ajax celebrate 35th Dutch championship

Ajax secured their 35th Dutch championship after beating FC Emmen 4-0 in Amsterdam on Sunday.

Osaka suffers early exit to Muchova, Halep eases through

Naomi Osaka suffered a shock second-round exit to Carolina Muchova at the Madrid Open, but there was no such trouble for Simona Halep as she held off Zheng Saisai.

Manchester United vs Liverpool fixture postponed over safety concerns

Manchester United’s 2020/2021 English Premier League, EPL, clash against Liverpool on Sunday was called off after their fans broke into Old Trafford and invaded the pitch during a protest.

Australian Olympians prioritised for COVID vaccination

Australian athletes competing in the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will be given priority access to coronavirus vaccines.

Handball National League to hold in Edo

The Handball Federation of Nigeria, HFN, says that the National Division One League would hold in Edo from July 9 to July 17 in Benin city.

Iheanacho helps Leicester City to 2-1 win against Crystal Palace

Leicester City closed in on a UEFA Champions League return after red-hot Kelechi Iheanacho struck again to beat Crystal Palace.

Golf: We need more tournaments, sponsorship – Oche

Andrew Oche, Nigeria’s number one professional golf player, on Tuesday called for regular tournaments and more corporate sponsorship for the game to develop in the country.

Tottenham sacks Morinho

Tottenham Hotspur have sacked manager Jose Mourinho. 

Arsenal thrash Slavia Prague 4-0 to clinch Europa League semi-final spot

Arsenal cruised past Slavia Prague 4-0 to book a Europa League semi-final spot on Thursday, with three quick-fire goals in seven first-half minutes to advance 5-1 on aggregate.

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