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    NBBF signs ‘biggest ever’ sponsorship deal with Total Nigeria

NBBF signs ‘biggest ever’ sponsorship deal with Total Nigeria

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has signed a sponsorship deal with Total E&P Nigeria.The signing ceremony took place on Thursday at the oil company's head office in Lagos.The two-year sponsorship deal is worth N60million with an option of extension.Musa Kida, NBBF president, described the arrangement as the "biggest deal ever" and a "major breakthrough" for the domestic league.Kida said: "This partnership [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: Young runner wastes effort of team members in relay race

TRENDING VIDEO: Young runner wastes effort of team members in relay race

In a video trending on social media, a kid who was supposed to run the race and pass the baton to the final racer in a relay competition ran towards the starting point, thwarting the efforts of the first two runners.An official ran after the boy, apparently to guide him but he kept on heading towards the wrong destination."Oh my God!" [...]

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    New IAAF female rule: Reduce high testosterone level or join men to compete

New IAAF female rule: Reduce high testosterone level or join men to compete

The International Association of Athletics Federation, IAAF, has released new regulations to govern the eligibility of female athletes hoping to compete in its future events.According to a press release made public earlier today by the track and field governing body, the regulation is targeted at female athletes with high testosterone levels competing in the long distance races including 400m, hurdles [...]

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    Joshua offered $50m to fight Wilder in the US

Joshua offered $50m to fight Wilder in the US

Anthony Joshua has been offered $50million by Deontay Wilder for their heavyweight unification showdown.The proposed fight is expected to take place between September and December at a venue of Wilder’s choice.One of Wilder’s managers Shelly Finkel is understood to have made the offer via email to Hearn. Finkel is offering $50million or 50 percent of the purse, whichever is bigger, [...]

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    Youngsters score as Real Madrid defeat Bayern in Germany

Youngsters score as Real Madrid defeat Bayern in Germany

Goals from Marcelo and Marco Asensio helped defending Champions, Real Madrid to a 2-1 comeback win over Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semi final tie.Bayern faced injury concerns to key players David Alaba and Arturo Vidal and were dealt further blows with early injuries to Arjen Robben and Jerome Boateng.Both [...]

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    Mikel says Eagles ready for ‘big match’ against England

Mikel says Eagles ready for ‘big match’ against England

John Mikel Obi says the Super Eagles will put their best foot forward during the international friendly match against the Three Lions of England.The game is billed to hold at the Wembley Stadium, London, on June 2.Mikel, who celebrated his 31st birthday on Sunday, said the three-time African champions are ready for the "big match".“The match comes up only two weeks before [...]

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    Five-star Salah and Liverpool thrash Roma

Five-star Salah and Liverpool thrash Roma

Mohamed Salah scored twice and assisted another two as Liverpool tore Roma to shreds in a dominant  5-2 win at Anfield.Much of the pre-match build up was centred around Mo' Salah facing his former club and he made the match his own, further endearing himself as a fans' favourite.Roma matched Liverpool's intensity early on, De Rossi and Nainggolan pinning the [...]

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    Omoyele, Ezenwa, Shammasu… TheCable’s NPFL team of the week

Omoyele, Ezenwa, Shammasu… TheCable’s NPFL team of the week

As is the case every other week, the performances of some players in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) trump others.Here are the players who made TheCable’s team of the week.Ikechukwu Ezenwa - Enyimba The goalkeeper was constantly called into action in his side's encounter with Wikki Tourists. He made a number of crucial saves.Ernest Governor - EnyimbaThe youngster was composed [...]

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    NPFL: What coaches, players are saying about week 18 results

NPFL: What coaches, players are saying about week 18 results

TheCable takes a look at reactions from coaches and players on the matches played in week 18 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).Here goes: FC Ifeanyi Ubah 0-0 Enugu Rangers Ladan Bosso, FC Ifeanyi Ubah coach: "It's a point won, but the match disappointed me a bit. It was intense, with two good sides duking it out. I think we played [...]

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    Champions League semi-final preview: Can Bayern stop Madrid for real?

Champions League semi-final preview: Can Bayern stop Madrid for real?

The semi final draw threw up the dream final a round early. Real Madrid, aiming to win three consecutive UCL crowns, will have to go through the might of German champions, Bayern Munich, who are on a renaissance and also looking to win a second treble under veteran coach Jupp Heynckes.Similarly, Liverpool face an AS Roma side they defeated [...]

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