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    Ighalo scores as Man United qualify for FA Cup semifinals

Ighalo scores as Man United qualify for FA Cup semifinals

Odion Ighalo, former Super Eagles striker, scored a goal and delivered an impressive performance as Manchester United needed extra time to defeat ten-man Norwich City 2-1 on Saturday. The win means United have booked their 30th appearance at the semifinals of the prestigious tournament, the most by any club in the English FA Cup. The 31-year-old striker, whose Man United’s loan deal [...]

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    Liverpool win their first Premier League title in 30 years

Liverpool win their first Premier League title in 30 years

Liverpool FC have secured their first top-flight English league title since 1990, which is a 19th league success in their history and a first in the Premier League era. The Jurgen Klopp inspired side clinched the title on Thursday night, without kicking a ball, thanks to Manchester City who lost to Chelsea at Stamford bridge. The Reds have been the dominant team [...]

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    Australia and New Zealand to host the Women’s World Cup in 2023

Australia and New Zealand to host the Women’s World Cup in 2023

The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has named Australia and New Zealand as joint hosts of the Women’s World Cup in 2023. The decision was announced at the conclusion of voting held during the FIFA council meeting on Thursday. The joint bid of Australia and New Zealand was chosen ahead of Colombia after gathering 22 votes from the 37-member FIFA council [...]

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    New York City Marathon cancelled due to COVID-19

New York City Marathon cancelled due to COVID-19

The 2020 New York City Marathon, which was earlier scheduled for November 1, has been cancelled due of the coronavirus pandemic. The New York Road Runners (NYRR), organisers of the event, in a press release on Wednesday, said the decision to cancel the marathon race was taken in conjunction with the mayor of New York's office due to safety and health-related concerns [...]

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    Martial hat-trick seals Man United win as Liverpool edge closer to EPL title

Martial hat-trick seals Man United win as Liverpool edge closer to EPL title

Anthony Martial scored a hat-trick to help Manchester United stroll to a comfortable 3-0 win over Sheffield United, while Liverpool put four goals past Crystal Palace on Wednesday to edge closer towards an inevitable English Premier League title. At Old Trafford, Martial scored twice in the first half and added a third goal in the second period. The Frenchman’s hat-trick is the [...]

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    Novak Djokovic, wife test positive for COVID-19

Novak Djokovic, wife test positive for COVID-19

Novak Djokovic, Serbian tennis player, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus after he competed at the Adria Tour. The 17-time Grand Slam winner, in a statement on Tuesday, also revealed that Jelena, his wife, tested positive for COVID-19, but the results of their children came out negative. Adrian Tour, which took place in Belgrade, Serbia and Zadar, Croatia, was plunged into [...]

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    Burnley condemn banner flown over Etihad Stadium during Man City clash

Burnley condemn banner flown over Etihad Stadium during Man City clash

Burnley, an English Premier League (EPL) club, have issued a strongly worded statement, after a plane carrying what appeared to be an offensive banner flew over the Etihad Stadium during Monday's match against Manchester City. A helicopter with a banner inscribed with the words “White Lives Matter Burnley” flew over the stadium before City strolled to a 5-0 win over Burnley. The [...]

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    Etebo, Ndidi, Omeruo… TheCable’s team of the week

Etebo, Ndidi, Omeruo… TheCable’s team of the week

With quite a number of top performances over the weekend, TheCable selects the best Nigerian XI. Adebayo Adeleye - Hapoel Jerusalem Katamon The young lanky goalkeeper stood between the sticks on his 31st Israeli Leumit appearance and made several key saves to prevent the star studded Maccabi Petah Tikva side from putting the ball past him on several occasions. Dominic Iorfa - Sheffield [...]

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    ‘Nothing left to accomplish’ — Undertaker retires from wrestling

‘Nothing left to accomplish’ — Undertaker retires from wrestling

Mark Calaway, a wrestler better known as Undertaker in WWE, has called time on his career, saying he has "nothing left to accomplish". The 55-year-old US professional wrestler announced his retirement in the latest episode of 'The Last Ride', his documentary series, after spending nearly 30 years with the WWE. He has gone on to win every championship and event possible while [...]

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    ‘The heartbreak is too much’ — DJ Cuppy dumps Arsenal

‘The heartbreak is too much’ — DJ Cuppy dumps Arsenal

Florence Otedola, a Nigerian disk jockey (DJ) better known as Cuppy, says she has ended her six years relationship with Arsenal FC. The development comes at about the same time when Mikel Arteta, Arsenal manager, had vented his frustration at his players. The London club, on Saturday, conceded two late goals to lose against Brighton, a relegation-threatened side — handing them their second defeat [...]

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