Football

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Bacary Sagna close to agreeing a new long-term deal with Arsenal

The Frenchman’s current contract at the Emirates expires this summer, meaning that he is free to discuss terms with interested parties. Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are just two of a number of clubs that have been linked with the experienced full-back in recent months. However, according to Goal.com, Sagna is close to penning fresh

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Hugo Sanchez says Real Madrid could move for Barcelona star Lionel Messi

Former Real Madrid forward Hugo Sanchez player said he would not be surprise if Los Blancos made a move to sign Barcelona star Lionel Messi. The Argentine has scored 39 times for the Catalan outfit this season, but recent reports have claimed that he is not content with life at the Camp Nou. As a

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Bacary Sagna close to agreeing a new long-term deal with Arsenal

The Frenchman’s current contract at the Emirates expires this summer, meaning that he is free to discuss terms with interested parties. Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are just two of a number of clubs that have been linked with the experienced full-back in recent months. However, according to Goal.com, Sagna is close to penning fresh

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Conte pleased with Juventus 1-0 win against Bologna

Juve won courtesy of a Paul Pogba goal. “The only thing that counts is to win and that wasn’t simple today,” Conte told Sky Sport Italia. “All teams come to the Juventus Stadium in order to defend and create a packed midfield. It’s down to us to score early and break that deadlock. We were

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Karim Benzema strike gives Real Madrid a hard-fought win over Bayern Munich

Real Madrid may have lacked possession against Bayern Munich but it made little difference as Karim Benzema gave his side a 1-0 lead in their Champions League semi-final. The France international poked home Fabio Coentrao’s cross in the first half for the only goal of the game to inflict only a second defeat in the

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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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Minnesota Timberwolves in hunt for new coach to replace Rick Adelman

Minnesota Timberwolves general manager Flip Saunder has confirmed that the team is preparing to compile a shortlist of candidates to replace head coach Rick Adelman. The 67-year-old announced his retirement earlier this week following a 23-season coaching career in the NBA, including the last three with the Timberwolves. Saunders, who was the team’s coach between

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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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Minnesota Timberwolves in hunt for new coach to replace Rick Adelman

Minnesota Timberwolves general manager Flip Saunder has confirmed that the team is preparing to compile a shortlist of candidates to replace head coach Rick Adelman. The 67-year-old announced his retirement earlier this week following a 23-season coaching career in the NBA, including the last three with the Timberwolves. Saunders, who was the team’s coach between

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Russell Allen has been forced to announce his retirement at the age of just 27

Allen has quit on medical grounds after suffering a brain injury in the week 15 fixture against Buffalo in December. The former undrafted free agent thought he had sustained a mild concussion following a helmet-to-helmet clash with Bills centre Eric Wood. He managed to finish the game despite struggling with blurred vision and a severe

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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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SANI KAITA Explains His ENYIMBA Switch

Former Nigeria international midfielder Sani Kaita says he chose to join the People’s Elephant because he wants to focus on football. Kaita, 27, joined the Aba-based club last week on a three-month loan deal and says he picked Enyimba because they are the best club in Nigeria. “I came here to play. I chose Enyimba

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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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President Goodluck Jonathan approves NFF World Cup budget

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) budget for this summer’s World Cup has been approved by President Goodluck Jonathan. This disclosure was made by NFF President, Aminu Maigari, during Tuesday’s meeting with Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi were deliberations were made over the provisional list of invited players. Maigari assured that preparations are in top gear

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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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SANI KAITA Explains His ENYIMBA Switch

Former Nigeria international midfielder Sani Kaita says he chose to join the People’s Elephant because he wants to focus on football. Kaita, 27, joined the Aba-based club last week on a three-month loan deal and says he picked Enyimba because they are the best club in Nigeria. “I came here to play. I chose Enyimba

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SANI KAITA Explains His ENYIMBA Switch

Former Nigeria international midfielder Sani Kaita says he chose to join the People’s Elephant because he wants to focus on football. Kaita, 27, joined the Aba-based club last week on a three-month loan deal and says he picked Enyimba because they are the best club in Nigeria. “I came here to play. I chose Enyimba

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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

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AGHOGHO WILLIAM’s Spot-kick Rescue Points For OSUN BABES Against EDO QUEENS

William’s Fifth goal in as much as six games this current season,was all her team needed to gain the maximum points at home against edo Queens. Coach Kehinde johnson,made six changes to his starting line up as Rejoice Ikoyo and Adeleke Ganiat,both returned back to the squad,after being left out in th last game against

Rugby

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Tom Prydie, Ashley Smith signs new deals to extend Dragon stay

Prydie, 22, who has five Wales caps, and Smith, 27, are key members of the Dragons squad. Director of rugby Lyn Jones is pleased they have re-signed at Rodney Parade. “I am delighted that both Ashley and Tom are extending their contracts with us for another three seasons,” Jones said. “Ashley is an integral part

Tennis

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Third seed Fabio Fognini bows out at Barcelona Open

Third seed Fabio Fognini from Italy bowed out with a whimper, trailing 6-0 4-0 to Colombian Santiago Giraldo when he retired from the second round match on Wednesday. Just minutes after second seed David Ferrer was eliminated by unseeded Russian Teymuraz Gabashvili, Italy’s Fognini surrendered against Giraldo two games from defeat. Fognini won just 15

Boxing

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Wba Champion scott Quigg aiming to unify World title

WBA champion Scott Quigg says he is keen to take on the other super-bantamweight world title holders and unify the division. “I want those big fights,” the 25-year-old told BBC Radio Manchester. “I want to unify the division with fights with [IBF champion] Kiko Martinez or [WBC champion] Leo Santa Cruz, the other champions. “The

Cricket

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Essex signs New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder to play in all formats this season

The 29-year-old has an average of 40.93 from his 18 Tests and has played 48 one-day internationals and 22 T20s. He has had a troubled career, most recently being dropped from the Kiwi Test side in February after a late-night drinking session. “I’m thrilled to have been given the opportunity to represent Essex,” said the

Golf

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Wie wins third Lpga tour title and her first in over three years

The American, 24, shot a five-under-par 67 in the final round at the Ko Olina Golf Club in her home state of Hawaii. Compatriot Angela Stanford finished two shots back in second, ahead of South Korea’s world number one Inbee Park. “I’m just having fun out there,” Wie said after winning her first Tour title

formula1

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McLaren insists nothing wrong with their team

Both drivers finished outside the top 10 in Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix to underline McLaren’s struggle for pace. But racing director Eric Boullier said: “There is nothing fundamental. This team has good individuals.” Boullier – a replacement for former team principal Martin Whitmarsh, who was sacked in January – admitted his task was to “rebuild

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