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SPORTS NEWS; STERLING HITS HAT-TRICK AS MAN CITY THRASH WEST HAM

Raheem Sterling said it was a “joy” to score for Manchester City after his hat-trick in the Premier League champions’s opening 5-0 demolition of West Ham on Saturday.   Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus opened the scoring midway through the first half in London before Sterling took over, scoring three goals in the second half as… Continue reading SPORTS NEWS; STERLING HITS HAT-TRICK AS MAN CITY THRASH WEST HAM

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SPORTS NEWS: BRAZILIAN JUDGE DISMISSES NEYMAR RAPE CASE

A Brazilian judge on Friday dismissed the rape case against footballer Neymar citing insufficient evidence, according to court sources.   The decision - the final episode in the rape case against the Brazilian international superstar - comes on the recommendations of prosecutors just over a month after police dropped the case citing lack of evidence.… Continue reading SPORTS NEWS: BRAZILIAN JUDGE DISMISSES NEYMAR RAPE CASE

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SAUDI ARABIA TO STAGE JOSHUA, RUIZ WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT FIGHT

Saudi Arabia will stage the world heavyweight title rematch between Britain’s Anthony Joshua and champion Andy Ruiz Jr, promoters announced on Friday.   The December 7 fight, dubbed ‘Clash on the Dunes’, will see Joshua trying to win back the IBF, WBA and WBO titles he sensationally lost to Ruiz Jr in New York in… Continue reading SAUDI ARABIA TO STAGE JOSHUA, RUIZ WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT FIGHT

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SPORTS NEWS: CHELSEA FC BEAT BARCELONA 2-1 IN JAPAN

Goals from Ross Barkley and Tammy Abraham saw Chelsea grab a 2-1 victory against Barcelona on Tuesday in an exhibition match in Japan.   Chelsea striker Abraham opened the scoring in the 34th minute by pouncing on a mistake by Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets who attempted to clear the ball.   But with Chelsea midfielder… Continue reading SPORTS NEWS: CHELSEA FC BEAT BARCELONA 2-1 IN JAPAN

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SPORTS NEWS: PINNICK REMOVED AS CAF 1ST VICE PRESIDENT

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has been reportedly removed as the Confederation of African Football 1st vice president and replaced by Congolese Omari Constant.   Mauritania FA boss, Fouzi Lekjaa and South Africa’s Danny Jordaan are now the 2nd and 3rd vice presidents of the continent’s football governing body respectively.   Pinnick… Continue reading SPORTS NEWS: PINNICK REMOVED AS CAF 1ST VICE PRESIDENT

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SPORTS NEWS: 19M TICKET REQUESTS FOR EURO 2020 GAMES – SAYS UEFA

  UEFA has received 19.3 million ticket requests for Euro 2020 matches in the first phase of ticket sales, the European governing body said on Monday.   UEFA said that 1.9 million requests alone were placed for July 12, 2020, final at London’s Wembley Stadium, 22 times the stadium capacity.   Tickets for the London… Continue reading SPORTS NEWS: 19M TICKET REQUESTS FOR EURO 2020 GAMES – SAYS UEFA

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BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIA TO PLAY BENIN, SIERRA LEONE IN 2021 AFCON QUALIFIERS

The Confederation of Africa Football has announced the group stage draw for AFCON 2021 qualifiers.   CAF held the draw in Cairo, Egypt, on Thursday.   The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (also referred to as AFCON 2021 or CAN 2021) is scheduled to be the 33rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the… Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIA TO PLAY BENIN, SIERRA LEONE IN 2021 AFCON QUALIFIERS