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Katsina set to host hitch-free NFF elections

Despite threats of court injunctions from a minute section of the Nigerian football family, Katsina State Government announced yesterday its readiness to host a hitch-free 2018 Congress of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) where a new executive committee will be elected to pilot affairs for the next four years on Thurday, September 20.
Bryan Idowu (left) training with Lokomotiv Moscow

Bryan Idowu blames nervous start for Galatasaray defeat

Bryan Idowu has blamed a nervous start by Lokomotiv Moscow for a 3-0 pounding at Galatasaray in the UEFA Champions League.
Memphis Depay

Memphis Depay: Manchester United exit improved me

Depay, brought to Old Trafford by Louis van Gaal in 2015 from boyhood club PSV in a £27.9m deal, had a frustrating 19 months at United - registering seven goals and six assists in 53 appearances.
Arnaut Danjuma

Arnaut Danjuma disappointed to lose on Champions League debut

Arnaut Danjuma has said he was disappointed Club Brugge fell to a late goal by Borussia Dortmund on his UEFA Champions League debut, saying the result was “harsh” after all the hard work.
Morocco coach Herve Renard

Herve Renard pledges future to Morocco

Morocco coach Herve Renard has pledged his future to the Atlas Lions, ending speculation about him moving elsewhere.

Anthony Joshua: I’ll face Tyson Fury at his best

Anthony Joshua is not yet interested in fighting Tyson Fury as he wants to face the former world champion “at his best”.
US Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova during their Women's Singles Quarter-Finals match at the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 4, 2018.Six-time champion Serena Williams overpowered Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 6-3 on Tuesday to reach the semi-finals of the US Open. / AFP PHOTO / Don EMMERT

Serena Williams moved up to 28th after Wimbledon

Serena Williams climbed 153 spots in the WTA rankings after her runner-up finish at Wimbledon, putting her back into the top 30.
Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel

Thomas Tuchel: Liverpool win over PSG was ‘not logical or correct’

Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel claims Liverpool's last-gasp 3-2 win over his side at Anfield on Tuesday night was "not logical or correct".
Cristiano Ronaldo

Marcelino: Stopping Cristiano Ronaldo ‘big step’ towards beating Juventus

Valencia head coach Marcelino says that stopping Cristiano Ronaldo would a “big step” towards beating Juventus when his side meet the Serie A giants in Wednesday’s Champions League opener.

Sierra Leone face FIFA ban after anti-graft officials raid FA offices

Sierra Leone face the prospect of a ban from international competition by FIFA after the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) followed through on a threat to raid the offices of its football association on Tuesday.

NWF: Nigeria on course to winning Olympic medal in wrestling

The Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF), says its long-term aim is to produce an Olympic medalist for the country.
Sergio Ramos

Sergio Ramos slams Antoine Griezmann’s ‘ignorance’

Sergio Ramos has launched a scathing attack on Antoine Griezmann’s attitude after the French forward said he has his eye on the Ballon d’Or this year and is on a par with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Charnchai Issarasenarak, anti-graft official and plaintiff in the corruption case against Thai duty-free giant King Power leaves the central corruption court in Bangkok on September 18, 2018. The court dismissed a lawsuit on September 18 accusing King Power, a duty-free giant that owns Leicester City Football Club, for hundreds of millions of dollars over the alleged underpayment of taxes. / AFP PHOTO / Lillian SUWANRUMPHA

Thai court rejects lawsuit against company of Leicester City owner

A Thai court Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit accusing duty-free giant King Power, the firm that owns Leicester City Football Club, of owing the state more than $430 million in unpaid revenues.
Cristiano Ronaldo finally broke through for Juventus, but was his second goal good enough to top the list from Matchday 4 in Serie A?

Dani Alves: Cristiano Ronaldo sale makes Real Madrid more dangerous

Dani Alves believes that Cristiano Ronaldo’s move from Juventus to Real Madrid has made the Spanish side a more dangerous proposition.

Raheem Sterling set for fresh Manchester City contract talks

Raheem Sterling's long-term future at Manchester City could be secured within the next fortnight, with new contract talks set to get underway.
Maradona celebrates with his players. AFP

In Pictures: Maradona wins first game in Mexico as coach of Dorados

Diego Maradona won on his Mexican coaching debut on Monday, as the Argentine legend's new club, Dorados, routed fellow second-division side Cafetaleros 4-1.
Ivan Gazidis . Arsenal

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis to join AC Milan

Chief executive Ivan Gazidis will leave Arsenal on October 31 to take up a similar post at AC Milan, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 23, 2018 Russian Pussy Riot punk group member Pyotr Verzilov, who was recently jailed for 15 days in police cells after a pitch invasion at the World Cup final, attends an appeal hearing at a court in Moscow.An activist from the Russian protest group Pussy Riot who staged a pitch invasion during the World Cup has been hospitalised with suspected poisoning, members of the punk collective said on September 13, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Vasily MAXIMOV

Doctors: World Cup final pitch invader and Pussy Riot activist probably poisoned

An anti-Kremlin activist who invaded the pitch during the World Cup final was probably poisoned with a substance that has affected his nervous system, his doctors have said.

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