Football

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Robben anticipates BVB clash

Arjen Robben is relishing the prospect of his Bayern Munich side meeting arch rivals Borussia Dortmund on May 17 in the DFB-Pokal final and is determined to make amends for last week’s [3 - 0] defeat in the Bundesliga. They progressed from Wednesday’s semi-final with a [5 - 1] demolition of second-tier outfit Kaiserslautern at

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Foot injury to keep Neymar Out for four weeks

Barcelona forward Neymar has been ruled out for a month with a foot injury. The Brazil international picked up the problem in Wednesday night’s Copa del Rey final defeat to Real Madrid. A statement on the club’s official website read: “The player suffered a concussion that caused an edema in the fourth metatarsal in his

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Tim Sherwood believes lack of European football involvement helped Liverpool

Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood has claimed that Liverpool’s title challenge has been sustained due to their lack of involvement in European football. The Reds finished eighth last season and failed to qualify for continental participation, and the Spurs boss believes that has been key to their Premier League charge this term. Speaking to reporters

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Ajaccio goalie ‘Ochoa’ on Milan radar

The agent of 28-year-old Ajaccio goal-keeper ‘Guillermo Ochoa’ has claimed that Serie-A outfit AC Milan are interested in signing the Mexico international this summer. Milan have long been linked with a new goalkeeper to battle it out with ‘Christian Abbiati’ for the No.1 position at San Siro and are believd to have identified the Mexican

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Guardiola : No chance of beating Madrid with our current form

Pep Guardiola has conceded that Bayern Munich have “no chance” of beating Real Madrid in the Champions League if they do not improve on their recent form. The Bavarians have been drawn to play Los Blancos in the semi-finals after bypassing Manchester United, with Chelsea versus Atletico Madrid the other last-four tie. Having previously gone

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Roy Hodgson : Italy’s Pirlo the biggest threat against England

Juventus midfielder Pirlo, 34, was man-of-the-match when Italy knocked England out of Euro 2012, and the two teams meet again in their World Cup opener in Manaus on 14 June. “In the last 10 years, he has made Italy play,” said the England manager. “We have respect for everyone but if I have to give

US Sports

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David Beckham waterfront stadium opposed by billionaire and shipping alliance

An alliance of shipping interests and a billionaire car dealer launched a newspaper ad on Monday protesting retired English footballer David Beckham’s plans for a football stadium at the port of Miami, saying it threatens the city’s plans to capitalize on the expansion of the Panama Canal. The ad, entitled “Here We Go Again,” asserts

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The Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds were locked together at 7-7

The Atlanta Braves got two homers from Dan Uggla, the second of which was a grand slam in the ninth inning, to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-6 at Citizens Bank Park. Evan Gattis also homered twice for the victorious Braves. There was also late drama in California as pinch-hitter John Jaso smashed a two-run home

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David Beckham waterfront stadium opposed by billionaire and shipping alliance

An alliance of shipping interests and a billionaire car dealer launched a newspaper ad on Monday protesting retired English footballer David Beckham’s plans for a football stadium at the port of Miami, saying it threatens the city’s plans to capitalize on the expansion of the Panama Canal. The ad, entitled “Here We Go Again,” asserts

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DeSean Jackson has agreed to join NFC East rivals Washington Redskins.

The three-time Pro Bowl receiver was released by the Philadelphia Eagles last week amid concerns about his attitude and off-field activity. The NFC East rival Redskins will add him to an offense that features quarterback Robert Griffin III and NFL receptions leader Pierre Garcon. Jackson spent much of Tuesday at Redskins Park while his agent

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John Gibson marked his NHL debut with an 18-save shutout

John Gibson marked his NHL debut with an 18-save shutout as Anaheim Ducks eliminated Vancouver Canucks from play-off contention with a 3-0 victory. Daniel Winnik, Kyle Palmieri and Matt Beleskey all scored for the Ducks, who are now three points clear of San Jose Sharks at the top of the Pacific Division. And in Monday’s

African sports

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NFF Set To Abolish Match Fixing And Corruption In Nigerian Football

The Nigeria Football Federation NFF in its efforts to curb the idea of match fixing and corruption in the leagues have appointed Dr. Mohammed Sanusi as Integrity Officer to see to the issue of match fixing and corruption in Nigeria Football. Sanusi has a doctorate degree holder in sport administration and has been in administration

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BAYELSA UNITED To Face SEWE SPORT In The Next Round Of CAF Confedrations Cup

The only remaining Nigeria representative in the continental competition BAYELSA UNITED will battle an Ivorian team in the next round of the Caf Confederations Cup in the weekend of 18-20th April in Abidjan in the first leg while the 2nd leg will be played in Sapele stadium in Nigeria the following weekend. The Restoration Boys

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TP Mazembe slumped to a 2-1 defeat in Côte d’Ivoire against Sewe Sport,

Belgian-Tunisian coach Nasredin Nabi took Sudanese club Al Hilal to his former team AC Leopards with whom he won the CAF Confederation Cup in 2012 and secured an important 1-1 draw, which leaves the tie wide open ahead of the return leg. Four-time champions TP Mazembe slumped to a 2-1 defeat in Côte d’Ivoire against

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NFF Set To Abolish Match Fixing And Corruption In Nigerian Football

The Nigeria Football Federation NFF in its efforts to curb the idea of match fixing and corruption in the leagues have appointed Dr. Mohammed Sanusi as Integrity Officer to see to the issue of match fixing and corruption in Nigeria Football. Sanusi has a doctorate degree holder in sport administration and has been in administration

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DOLPHINS FC Media Officer Described SHARKS FC As Their Noisy Neighbour

Dolphins’ media officer, China Acheru has described Sharks as their noisy neighbours. Dolphins will be away to Sharks in the League on Saturday and Acheru says Sharks have been all noise and no achievements since their formation as a football club. “From 1972 to 2014 makes it 42 years and the only thing they have

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NFF Set To Abolish Match Fixing And Corruption In Nigerian Football

The Nigeria Football Federation NFF in its efforts to curb the idea of match fixing and corruption in the leagues have appointed Dr. Mohammed Sanusi as Integrity Officer to see to the issue of match fixing and corruption in Nigeria Football. Sanusi has a doctorate degree holder in sport administration and has been in administration

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ENYIMBA Loss Won’t Affect Our Continental Ambition- AKWA UNITED Coach

Akwa United head coach Patrick Udoh has emphasized that their away loss to Eyimba fc over the weekend won’t derail their ambition of securing continental ticket at the end of the season. The promise keepers surrendered their early season invincibility at the Enyimba international stadium through a goal scored by former ABS striker Abdulrahman Bashir

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Enugu Rangers get cash incentive to beat Kano Pillars

Enugu Rangers players have been handed a cash incentive to beat Kano Pillars when they play host to the reigning champions in this weekend’s Week 3 encounter of the Glo Premier League. Rangers lost 2-1 to Enyimba in the Oriental Derby last week, and in a bid to motivate the team, some senior officials of

NIGERIA WOMEN PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE GETS KICKOFF DATE

The Nigeria Women Professional League NWPL will kickoff on March 1st according to the NWPL board and the team representing the State of Osun known as OSUN BABES will have their first match of the 2013/14 season against high riding Ibom Angels at the football pitch of the Federal Polytechnic Ede. The Defending and Federation

Rugby

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Widnes centre Stefan Marsh sign a two-year contract extension

Centre Stefan Marsh will be staying with Widnes Vikings until at least the end of the 2016 season after signing a new two-year deal. The 23-year-old joined the club on loan from Wigan in 2010 and spent the 2012 season with the Vikings before signing permanently ahead of the 2013 campaign. Marsh has played 40

Tennis

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Laura Robson to miss Wimbledon and French open with wrist injury

The 20-year-old world number 64 has completed just one match this year – a first-round defeat by Kirsten Flipkens at the Australian Open. Writing on Facebook, (external) she said her surgeon, Dr Richard Berger, was “very confident” she will be back “pain-free before you even have time to miss me”. The Melbourne-born left-hander reached the

Boxing

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Dereck Chisora Calm over Tyson Fury taunts

The British fighters meet in Manchester on 26 July, with the winner set to challenge IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. Fury flipped over a table and goaded Chisora at a press conference promoting the fight in March. “We are just going to chill out. I will just ignore him and then put

Cricket

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Kevin Pietersen ruled out of Ipl opener with finger Injury

The former England star was due to skipper Delhi Daredevils against Bangalore in Sharjah on Thursday but his seasonal bow is on hold. “Kevin is still a few days away so he won’t be considered,” said Eric Simons, Delhi’s assistant coach. “It is obviously a setback because he’s an important player in our set-up and

Golf

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Masters champion Bubba Watson targets Ryder Cup success

The World No 4 Bubba Watson who joined Tom Watson in becoming a two-time Masters champion with his impressive victory at Augusta National on Sunday has now focused on helping United States captain Watson end Europe’s dominance of the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in September. Europe have won seven of the last nine contests, including

formula1

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Fernando Alonso : New Ferrari chief need time to turn things around

Marco Mattiacci has replaced Stefano Domenicali, whose resignation was announced on Monday. “We need to give him time and see how he settles down,” Alonso said. Asked if it was a problem Mattiacci had no Formula 1 experience, he said: “It’s too early to say if it’ll be a very good thing or very bad.”

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