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Sharapova In Dope Scandal

.Failed Drugs Test In Australian Open Former world number one tennis player, Maria Sharapova has revealed she failed a drugs test at the Australian Open. The Russian, 28, tested positive for meldonium, a substance she has been taking since 2006 for health issues. Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam champion, said she was not yet aware of the sanctions she will ...

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ITF/CAT Junior Championships: Team Nigeria Secures Visas

.Departs For South Africa Monday After a delay by the South African embassy, Team Nigeria were eventually issued visas on Sunday and are scheduled to depart Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja  in the early hours of Monday for the forthcoming ITF/CAT African Junior Championship in Pretoria. The seven-man team was originally scheduled to travel for the championship holding from March ...

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Nigeria, India Clash In ITTF Quarter-final

India has set up a rematch against Nigeria in one of the quarterfinal matches scheduled for today at the ongoing ITTF World Team Championship taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Having finished second behind Nigeria in Group F, India clashed against Hungary in the round of 16 and the Asian side prevailed over the European with a 3-1 win. In ...

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ITTF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: Nigeria Record Big Win Over India

Nigeria faced the biggest test at the ongoing ITTF World Championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and the West African giant came out victorious against their highly-rated Indian counterparts in the third round match of division two. Also, Egypt continued their unbeaten run with two victories on the second day of the championship. The North African maintained their 100 per cent ...

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Eko U-15 Tennis Tourney Ends

-Floods Of Accolades Trail Competition The first edition of Eko U-15 Secondary Schools Tennis Championship ended Saturday with loads of accolades for the organizers and sponsors. The Special guest of Honor Oba Elegushi poured encomiums on the executive organizer of the event, Mr Anthony Adeyinka Adeboye the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Lagos State Akinwunmi Ambode during the ...

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Obot Pledges More For Kandaval T’Tennis

-Gbadamosi Tayo, Moruf Zainab Rule 5th Schools Tourney By Henry Esabunefe henry.esabunefe@sportsdayonline.com Kandaval Communications Limited chief executive, Mr Tony Obot has promised to continue sponsoring the table tennis competition he bankrolls for schools in the Ikeja-Berger-Ojodu axis of Lagos State, as he aims to contribute more in discovering Nigerian talents for the sport. Obot stated as much during the finals ...

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Isheri Grammer Win Kandaval Table Tennis

-Gbadamosi Tayo, Moruf Zainab Rule 5th Schools Tourney By Henry Esabunefe henry.esabunefe@sportsdayonline.com Isheri Grammar School stole the show at the fifth edition of the annual Kandaval Inter-school Table Tennis Championship, as both Gbadamosi Tayo and Moruf Zainab were crowned champions in the male and female category respectively. Tayo Gbadamosi retained the trophy he has now won on three occasions, as ...

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Quadri, Toriola Impress In Sudan

Nigerian table tennis stars, Aruna Quadri and Segun Toriola have begun their campaign at the ongoing ITTF Africa Top 16 Cup in Sudan on a solid note. Quadri have been impressive in two games already decided on Sunday by dispatching Algeria’s Belkadi Aissa 3-0. He also kept the impressive form to edge out Togo’s Agbetoglo Mawussi 3-1 to stay top ...

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NTTF Seeks NSC Support For Tournaments In Sudan, Malaysia

In order to be part of this month’s ITTF Africa Top 16 cup and Olympics Qualifying Tournament in Sudan as well as the World Championship in Malaysia, the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) is soliciting for the financial support of the National Sports Commission (NSC). The tournaments which would help some of the players that had already qualified for the ...

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Macleod Needs Trust Fund – Yesufu

Recently bereaved national tennis junior champion, Angel Macleod should be endowed with a trust fund to ameliorate her pain and assist her in furthering her talent, according to Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF) board member, Bala Yesufu. The renowned philanthropist and tennis financier has been moved by the conditions that Angel is facing after her mother was murdered by a trigger ...

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