Sunday, November 18, 2018

Tag "USA"

    D’Tigress’ impressive World Cup run comes to an end

D’Tigress’ impressive World Cup run comes to an end

The US team on Friday ended D'Tigress' impressive run at the FIBA Women's World Cup in Tenerife, Spain.The defending champions overcame their slow start to defeat D'Tigress 71-40 and earn their 20th straight win in the competition.The D'Tigress won the first quarter 17-9, marking the first time the world number one team had scored less than 10 points in any [...]

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    FG to repatriate $500m Abacha loot from US — without middlemen

FG to repatriate $500m Abacha loot from US — without middlemen

The federal government is in negotiations with the United States on the repatriation of another $500 million looted by Sani Abacha, the former military head of state.The repatriation this time, however, would be done without middlemen -- in what should be considered a victory for the campaign against sleaze in the loot recovery.“I am happy to report that we [...]

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    US, Canada, Mexico to host 2026 World Cup

US, Canada, Mexico to host 2026 World Cup

The US, Canada and Mexico have won the right to host the 2026 World Cup.The decision for a three-nations host was adopted at the 68th FIFA Congress in Moscow, Russia, on Wednesday.The ‘United 2026’ bid was selected by 134 FIFA member nations, beating Morocco's bid.The 2026 tournament will be the biggest World Cup ever held – with 48 teams playing 80 [...]

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    US, Canada, Mexico launch joint bid to host 2026 world cup

US, Canada, Mexico launch joint bid to host 2026 world cup

The United States, Mexico and Canada have announced a joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup.The announcement was made on the floor of the One World Trade Center in New York on Monday.If the ambitious three-nation bid is successful, it will be the first time a World Cup will be hosted by multiple countries since the 2002 tournament in [...]

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    FLASHBACK: On this day in 1960, J.F. Kennedy was elected 35th US president

FLASHBACK: On this day in 1960, J.F. Kennedy was elected 35th US president

It's exactly 56 years that US Democratic candidate, John F. Kennedy was elected as the 35th president in the country.The 1960 election was the 44th presidential election in the United States of America.Kennedy was chosen over the Republican candidate and incumbent vice-president, Richard Nixon and he was president for 2 years until he was assassinated in 1963.November 8th in the [...]

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    Trump can make America great again, says Obama’s brother

Trump can make America great again, says Obama’s brother

Malik Obama, half-brother of Barack Obama US president, believes Donald Trump, Republican party nominee, is sufficiently capable for the country's highest office.Having been invited by Trump to the last debate of the election campaign, Malik says his host is the anointed one.Trump and Hillary Clinton, Democratic party nominee, will lock horns Wednesday night and will hope to perform better than the [...]

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    Trump fires campaign manager

Trump fires campaign manager

Donald Trump, presumptive Republican nominee, has fired Corey Lewandowski, his campaign manager, in the face of sagging poll numbers and increased pressure from his party.The development is the campaign's most significant staff change to date, and signals an acknowledgment from Trump that an overhaul is necessary ahead of the general election.Trump has suffered major setbacks since becoming the GOP's presumptive [...]

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    Amuneke salutes Eaglets’ winning start

Amuneke salutes Eaglets’ winning start

Golden Eaglets coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, has described Saturday's 2-0 win over the United States of America as a morale booster for the players in the quest to successfully defend the FIFA U-17 World Cup.Chukwudi Agor and Victor Osimhen gave Nigeria a winning start courtesy of two second half goals against the Americans in Santiago, Chile.Amuneke said after the game that [...]

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    Golden Eaglets start title defence with win

Golden Eaglets start title defence with win

It's a day of 2-0 win for Nigerian football after the U-17 team, the Golden Eaglets, emulated the home-based Super Eagles with a victory over the USA in the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile.The defending champions dominated the game from start to finish, earning a comfortable win in the World Cup opener on Saturday in Santiago, Chile.The first goal [...]

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    Buhari wants Eaglets to bring U-17 World Cup from Chile

Buhari wants Eaglets to bring U-17 World Cup from Chile

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his wishes for a triumphant outing to the U-17 national football team, the Golden Eaglets, who are in Chile to participate in the 2015 edition of FIFA U-17 World Cup.In a statement by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, the president urged the Golden Eaglets to do their best to [...]

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    Super Falcons drop in FIFA ranking

Super Falcons drop in FIFA ranking

The Super Falcons of Nigeria experienced the biggest drop by ranks in the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking for the month of September.The African champions have dropped nine places in the global rankings and now occupy the 38th position but remain the best team in the continent.They are expected to slide further in the next ranking after an abysmal outing at [...]

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    Jordon Ibe confirms allegiance to England

Jordon Ibe confirms allegiance to England

Liverpool winger, Jordon Ibe, has confirmed he wants to play international football for England rather than Nigeria.The 19-year-old is also eligible to play for the Super Eagles, and Coach Sunday Oliseh tried to convince him to represent the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winners.However, London-born Ibe, who recently made his debut for England Under-21s, has opted to stay loyal to [...]

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    Eaglets are ready for any team, says Amuneke

Eaglets are ready for any team, says Amuneke

Golden Eaglets coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, is upbeat about his team's chances of defending their FIFA U-17 World Cup despite being drawn against host Chile, Croatia and the USA in the group phase.The official draw was conducted on Thursday night at the Centro de las Artes in Santiago, and Amuneke reckons his team's route will be interesting.“The draw is a welcome [...]

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    ‘Football’ memories from the Women’s World Cup in Canada

‘Football’ memories from the Women’s World Cup in Canada

It took time for my soul to catch up with my body that’s why this piece on my Women's World Cup experience in Canada is coming 3,024,000 seconds after I left Winnipeg for Lagos.I hope it won’t take longer for the story to catch up with your interest.MEAL SERVICERatatouille saladSautéed chicken with sweet and sour sauce, steamed rice, sautéed [...]

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    Champions USA!

Champions USA!

USA ended their 16-year FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy drought with a 5-2 win over Japan to bag their third title.In a repeat of the 2011 final, which Japan won on penalties, Carli Lloyd scored a 16-minute hat-trick to fire her side to victory.Barely 15 minutes had elapsed when Lloyd put the USA 4-0 up. Lauren Holiday volleyed the third [...]

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    It’s Japan and USA…again

It’s Japan and USA…again

Japan set-up a rematch of the 2011 edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup with the USA after a last-gasp 2-1 win over England at Edmonton broke the heart of the brave Lionesses. An unfortunate injury-time own goal from Laura Bassett separated the two sides in a keenly contested match.England gave as good as they got throughout the entire match [...]

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