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Betis Halt Madrid’s Goal-Scoring Run With Victory At Bernabeu

Real Madrid’s forward from Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo (L) vies with Real Betis’ midfielder from Spain Javi Garcia during the game at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on September 20, 2017. GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP Real Betis halted Real Madrid’s 73-game goal-scoring run on Wednesday after pulling off a shock …

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Bologna’s Verdi Ends Inter’s Perfect Run

Simone Verdi (3rdL) celebrates after scoring against Inter Milan during the Italian Seria A match Bologna versus Inter Milan, on September 19, 2017, at Bologna’s Dall’ Ara Comunal stadium.ANDREAS SOLARO / AFP A frenetic first-half display by Simone Verdi ended Inter Milan’s perfect start to the Serie A season as …

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Nigeria Beat Ghana, Qualify For WAFU Cup Semis

Nigeria’s Super Eagles are through to the semi-finals of the West African Football Union (WAFU) Cup of Nations after beating Ghana 2-nil in their last Group A clash. Following a goalless first half with few goalscoring chances, Lobi Stars striker Anthony Okpotu broke the deadlock in the 52nd minute. Peter …

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D’Tigers Beat Senegal To Reach Men’s Afrobasket Final

Nigeria’s D’Tigers have beaten Senegal to qualify for the final of the men’s Afrobasket in Tunisia. The defending champions beat the impressive Senegal 76-71 and will play the hosts Tunisia for the title on Saturday. It was a keenly contested match with Nigeria winning the first quarter 15 points to …

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2018 FIFA WCQ: Zambia shall not be free — Mikel

Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel said  it is important Nigeria beat Zambia in Uyo and cement their qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Mikel Obi After beating Algeria back-to-back, Zambia are burning with the desire to clinch the group B ticket and make their debut appearance at the …

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US Open: Sloane Stephens Beats Keys To Win First Grand Slam

Sloane Stephens of the US celebrates after winning against Madison Keys of the US during their women’s finals match during the US Open 2017 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on 9, 2017 in New York. Jewel SAMAD / AFP Sloane Stephens, sidelined for 11 months by …

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Plateau United Emerge NPFL Champions

Photo: @NPFLOfficial/Twitter Plateau United made history on Saturday with a first Nigerian title after edging out last season’s champions Enugu Rangers 2-0 at a packed Rwang Pam Stadium in Jos. Plateau United finished top of the 20-team table with 66 points from 38 matches. They will represent Nigeria in next …

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Pereira Extends Manchester United Contract Until 2019

Photo source: manutd.com //Andreas Pereira Andreas Pereira on Saturday extended his contract with English Premier League club Manchester United. According to the Red Devils, the extension will keep the Belgian midfielder at the club until June 2019 with an option to extend for a further year. Pereira, 21, has been …

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World Cup Africa zone qualifying results: Nigeria up

Nigeria’s Super Eagles walloped neighbours Cameroon Lions 4-0 to register a decisive win in their bid for qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Nigeria’s Mikel John Obi (C) celebrates with teammates William Ekong (L) and Odion Ighalo after scoring a goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying …

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Mbappe Wraps Up Big France Win As Ronaldo Bags Hat-Trick

France’s forward Kylian Mbappe celebrates after winning during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying football match France vs Netherlands at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on August 31, 2017. FRANCK FIFE / AFP Kylian Mbappe scored the final goal as France cruised to a 4-0 win …

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Kane Backs Tottenham Chief Levy’s Transfer Tiptoes

Tottenham Hotspur’s English striker Harry Kane reacts to a missed chance during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley at Wembley Stadium in London, on August 27, 2017.Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has defended club chairman Daniel Levy’s famously patient approach to …

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It’s do or die against Eagles —Cameroon

Christian Bassogog may not be quite the youngest of the current Cameroon team – the 21-year-old Henan Jianye attacker is a few months older than team-mates Fabrice Ondoa and Andre Onana. He is though, however, arguably the fastest player in the entire Indomitable Lions squad. •Bassogog The fleet-footed predator scored …

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Conte Eyes Upgrades After Troubled Spell

Chelsea’s Italian head coach Antonio Conte celebrates on the pitch at the end of the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in London, on August 20, 2017. Chelsea won 2-1. Ben STANSALL / AFP Exasperated by Chelsea’s failure to land his top transfer …

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Ronaldo Criticises Denial Of Last Appeal, Alleges Injustice

File photo Cristiano Ronaldo reiterated his anger at what he described as the “incomprehensible decision” to reject his final appeal against a five-match ban on Tuesday. Spain’s administrative sports court (TAD) dismissed Real Madrid’s latest appeal for the suspension handed out to the World Player of the Year for pushing …

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