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    Usman, ‘Nigerian Nightmare’, knocks out ‘American Chaos’ to defend UFC 245 title

Usman, ‘Nigerian Nightmare’, knocks out ‘American Chaos’ to defend UFC 245 title

Nigeria's Kamaru Usman technically knocked America's Colby Covington out to defend his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight 245 title.The 'Nigerian Nightmare' "TKO-ed" the 'American Chaos' at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday morning.He knocked Covington out in 4 minutes 10 seconds of the fifth round to defend his title.https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut5Ks5fMmwAUsman, who defeated Woodley in March at the UFC [...]

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    Philip Osondu, ex-Golden Eaglet, dies in Belgium

Philip Osondu, ex-Golden Eaglet, dies in Belgium

Philip Osondu, former Golden Eaglets forward, has died in Belgium.According to reports, Osondu died on arrival to the hospital he took himself to for treatment on Thursday when he felt unwell at work.The 48-year-old former youth international played regularly for the youth teams of Nigeria, but never reached the first team.The former El-Kanemi warrior player was part of Nigeria squad [...]

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    Dare threatens N10bn suit against founder of Human Rights Radio

Dare threatens N10bn suit against founder of Human Rights Radio

Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports, has threatened to sue Ahmed Isah, founder of Human Rights radio, over alleged defamation.In a letter dated December 12, 2019, Okechukwu Uju-Azorji and Festus Ukpe, Dare’s lawyers, asked Isah to retract a statement he made against the minister or face a N10 billion suit.Details of the letter were disclosed in a statement issued [...]

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    Sunday Dare: Anthony Joshua will present his belts to Buhari

Sunday Dare: Anthony Joshua will present his belts to Buhari

Sunday Dare, minister of sports, says Anthony Joshua, world heavyweight boxing champion, will present his championship belts to President Muhammadu Buhari.Dare said this while briefing journalists at the end of Wednesday's federal executive council (FEC) meeting presided by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.Dare said no date has been fixed for the presentation of the belts.Joshua reclaimed his titles from Andy Ruiz Jr, a [...]

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    ‘373 punches, inspirational Fela’ — how streetwise Joshua defeated Ruiz

‘373 punches, inspirational Fela’ — how streetwise Joshua defeated Ruiz

Diriyah Arena, Saudi Arabia, was the coming of age for Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua. It was either a win to retrace his steps or a loss to become Samuel Peters 2.0, and what a smart display to reclaim his WBO, IBF, IBO and WBA heavyweight titles.Looking back at the bout and the preparations that went into it, Anthony Joshua has [...]

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    Cricket U-19 World Cup: NCF bids team farewell as players depart Lagos

Cricket U-19 World Cup: NCF bids team farewell as players depart Lagos

It was an emotional moment in Lagos on Sunday as the Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) presented players that will represent the country at the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2020 to the media.The Nigerian team, which is participating at the tournament for the first time, were presented before their departure for South Africa to embark on a 50-day preparation for the [...]

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    Five lessons learnt from Anthony Joshua’s comeback

Five lessons learnt from Anthony Joshua’s comeback

BY SAMUEL OSHO The suspense in the misty air of Diriyah Arena turned to an atmosphere of celebration as British boxer Anthony Joshua reclaims his heavyweight titles. Joshua’s tense rematch with Andy Ruiz remains one of the most significant moments in 2019 for the world of boxing.Andy Ruiz stunned the world six months ago at the Madison Square Garden in New [...]

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    Joshua defeats Ruiz to reclaim world titles

Joshua defeats Ruiz to reclaim world titles

Anthony Joshua defeated Andy Ruiz Jr to reclaim his three world heavyweight championship belts -- setting some new records in the process. The judges unanimously adjudged Joshua winner with 118-110, 118-110 and 119-109 over Ruiz Jr and made history by winning the first world heavyweight title bout in the Middle East.The fight which drew comparisons with Muhammad Ali versus George Foreman's Rumble [...]

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    Marco Silva sacked as Everton manager — after Liverpool defeat

Marco Silva sacked as Everton manager — after Liverpool defeat

Marco Silva, Alex Iwobi's manager at Everton, has been sacked by the Merseyside club, after the English football side fell into the relegation zone.Silva was sacked on the back of Wednesday's 5-2 defeat to Liverpool, which leaves the club in 18th position on the log.It was Everton's most dreadful record at Anfield -- 20 years and still counting without a [...]

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    Solaja’s book on Super Eagles unveils ‘hidden facts’ of Nigerian football

Solaja’s book on Super Eagles unveils ‘hidden facts’ of Nigerian football

Nigeria has undoubtedly made major marks in global football with its teams hitting notable milestone as first side outside Europe to win the Olympic games gold medal in 68 years following the exploits of Kanu Nwankwo-led Dream Team of 1996.That is not all. The Nigerian U23 football team also became the first in the world to win gold, silver and [...]

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