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Serena Williams Nominated For Two ESPYs

It feels like the accolades may never stop for Serena Williams. The 35-year old mother-to-be was nominated for two 2017 ESPY awards: Best Female Athlete and Best Female Tennis Player. Williams has had a good history of raking in the hardware at the ESPYs. She has been nominated for Best Female Athlete five times and won twice and nominated for …

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NBA draft: D’Tigers Voigt Sees Bright Future For Nigeria

Five players of Nigerian descent were among the talented basketball players selected with the 2017 NBA Draft late on Thursday. The unprecedented number is just one year into the NBA got the national coach of Nigeria William Voigt quite excited and he reacted to the development in a sentence reports Extrasportsnigeria.com. Voigt who won Nigeria its first African cup has …

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Becker’s ‘Five Second Sex’ In A Cupboard Has Cost Him His fortune

Tennis legend Boris Becker, who inadvertently blew £20m ($25m) after impregnating a Russian model in a broom cupboard of a restaurant, has now seen his fortune whittled down to the point of bankruptcy, the International Business Times alleges. Three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker was declared bankrupt at a court in London yesterday (21 June) despite having earned an estimated £100m …

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Tennis Legend Becker Declared Bankrupt After Failure To Pay Debts

Tennis champion Boris Becker has been declared bankrupt – by a court official who watched him play on Centre Court. Lawyers for the three-time Wimbledon winner pleaded with a Bankruptcy Court registrar in London on Wednesday for “a last chance” to pay a long-standing debt. But Miss Registrar Christine Derrett, who recalled watching him play, said it was “with regret” …

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Eduwo, Preko emerge LBA winners for May

Lobi Stars forward Kingsley Eduwo and FC Ifeanyiubah’s Ghanaian head coach Yaw Preko have been named League Bloggers Awards (LBA) Player and Manager respectively for the month of May. Eduwo and Preko posted superior performances with their clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) in the month under review to fend off other contenders in the running for both …

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Sports Minister Mourns Emeteole

 The Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung has expressed dismay and sadness over the death of a member of the “Dammam Miracle ” coaching crew, Kelechi Emetole after a protracted illness. Reacting after the news filtered in from India where the late Emetole had gone for a surgery, Dalung expressed shock that despite the timely intervention of Nigerians …

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FFIG commiserates with Lizzy Onyewenwa’s family

The President of the Female Football Interest Group (FFIG), Henrietta Ukaigwe, has commiserated with the family of the late Mrs. Lizzy Onyewenwa, over her shocking death on June 15. Onyewenwa, who was the first Head of Women’s Football Department who took care of the affairs of the Super Falcons and the Nigeria Women’s Football League for close to ten years. …

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SOLOMON DALUNG: A MAN, MISUNDERSTOOD

The name SOLOMON SELCAP DALUNG is a household name. From religion, politics, activism, youths and now sports, DALUNG is the man they love to ‘hate’. When he assumed office as Minister of Youth and Sports on 11th November, 2017, nobody gave him a chance of succeeding. His administration had been declared ‘dead on arrival’! According to armchair analysts and big …

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Arsenal Brings English FA Cup to Nigeria, Visits MTN Head Office in Lagos

It was all smiles, laughter and selfies today when MTN Nigeria’s executive management team, led by its Chairman, Pascal Dozie, received representatives of the current English FA Cup champions, Arsenal F.C of London, at the head office in Lagos. Arsenal’s Head of Partner Services, Gordon Tannock, accompanied by Partner Services Manager at Arsenal F.C, Michael Higham as well as the …

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NATIONAL FEDERATIONS ELECTION FALLOUT: Dalung Accused Of Manipulation

A disenfranchised candidate from last Tuesday’s elections into the board of National Sports Federation, Olukayode Thomas, over the weekend, accused the Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, of manipulating the process to favor his cronies because he abhors progressive change and good governance. Thomas, who contested for the position of President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), said Dalung not …

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