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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said that his team would “stand up” and fight for the Premier League title after their dreams of a quadruple were ended by Wednesday’s dramatic exit from the Champions League.

Champions League exit will not change Pep Guardiola’s support of VAR

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insisted VAR does produce “fair football” despite a cruel Champions League quarter-final exit on away goals to Tottenham after a pulsating tie ended 4-4 on aggregate.
Fabio Capello has revealed that Real Madrid have a staggering €500 million (£430m-$560m) to spend in the upcoming summer transfer window.

Fabio Capello: Real Madrid have €500 million to spend in the summer

Fabio Capello has revealed that Real Madrid have a staggering €500 million (£430m/$560m) to spend in the upcoming summer transfer window.
Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal makes winning start in Monte Carlo

Rafael Nadal produced a clay court masterclass to pick apart fellow Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1 6-1, as the world number two began his Monte Carlo Masters title defence in stunning fashion on Wednesday.
Dejected Manchester City players discover Raheem Sterling's dramatic winner has been ruled offside. PA

VAR manna from heaven for Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld

Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld went from “hell to heaven” when VAR denied Manchester City a late winner to send Spurs into the Champions League semi-finals.
Paul Pogba’s attitude and inconsistency would not be accepted at Real Madrid, says Paul Parker, with more expected from a World Cup-winning Manchester United midfielder.

Paul Parker: Paul Pogba’s attitude, inconsistency wouldn’t be accepted at Real Madrid

Paul Pogba’s attitude and inconsistency would not be accepted at Real Madrid, says Paul Parker, with more expected from a World Cup-winning Manchester United midfielder.
Scotland manager Alex McLeish will learn his fate today after a SFA meeting

Scotland coach Alex McLeish leaves position by mutual consent

The Scottish FA said in a statement: "The decision was agreed collectively by the board at its scheduled meeting today and in consultation with Alex.”
Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino celebrates at the final whistle during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg football match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. Getty Images

Champions League semi-final dates

The order of matches for the Champions League semi-finals was announced by UEFA on Thursday, with Tottenham and Ajax playing first in the first leg and second the following week.
FIFA has announced that the tickets for the Group A clash between hosts France and the Super Falcons of Nigeria at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup has been sold out.

FIFA: More than 720,000 women’s world cup tickets sold

The opening match between the hosts and South Korea at the Parc de Princes in Paris is sold out, along with the semi-finals and final, which are in Lyon.
Lionel Messi has been told that he will “never reach Diego Maradona’s level” by Hector Enrique, a member of Argentina’s 1986 World Cup-winning squad.

Diego Simeone: Lionel Messi criticism in Argentina is not at all fair

Diego Simeone has hit out at critics of Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi, particularly from his home country of Argentina.
Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino celebrates at the final whistle during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg football match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. Getty Images

Mauricio Pochettino: I thought it was all over but it was a fun game

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino hailed his team as “heroes” after Wednesday’s astonishing Champions League quarter-final with Manchester City.
Senegal . Kalidou Koulibaly . Napoli

Napoli confirm Kalidou Koulibaly’s €150 million release clause

Napoli have fired a warning to any clubs interested in signing Kalidou Koulibaly by insisting that he's not for sale, although head coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed his €150 million (£130m/$169m) release clause.
Eden Hazard continues to be linked with a move to Real Madrid and Chelsea team-mate Gonzalo Higuain concedes it will be “difficult to change his mind” if he wants a new challenge in Spain.

Gianfranco Zola: Eden Hazard is Chelsea’s best foreign player

The Belgium international has been at Stamford Bridge for seven years, winning two Premier League titles, an FA Cup, the Europa League and an EFL Cup since joining from Lille.
Joey Barton is yet to be contacted by police over the incident. GETTY IMAGES

Fleetwood Town’s Joey Barton ’emphatically denies” Barnsley allegations

Fleetwood Town manager Joey Barton says he "emphatically denies" allegations that he assaulted Barnsley boss Daniel Stendel at Oakwell.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said that his team would “stand up” and fight for the Premier League title after their dreams of a quadruple were ended by Wednesday’s dramatic exit from the Champions League.

Pep Guardiola: Manchester City will ‘stand up’ in title race after exit

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said that his team would “stand up” and fight for the Premier League title after their dreams of a quadruple were ended by Wednesday’s dramatic exit from the Champions League.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino hailed his team as “heroes” after Wednesday’s astonishing Champions League quarter-final with Manchester City.

UEFA Champions League semi-final dates confirmed

Liverpool will travel to Barcelona for their first leg on Wednesday, 1 May before hosting the Spanish side in the reverse fixture on Tuesday, 7 May.
Paul Pogba deserves better than what Manchester United are currently offering, says Paul Ince, with a man being linked with a move to Real Madrid needing more “class players” around him.

Paul Ince: Paul Pogba deserves a top team, and that’s not Manchester United

Paul Pogba deserves better than what Manchester United are currently offering, says Paul Ince, with a man being linked with a move to Real Madrid needing more “class players” around him.
Bernardo Silva has rallied his Manchester City team-mates to pour their Champions League heartache into a final push for Premier League glory.

Bernardo Silva: Manchester City want titles, not Tottenham revenge

Bernardo Silva has rallied his Manchester City team-mates to pour their Champions League heartache into a final push for Premier League glory.
A retired National Boxing Coach, Samson Aransiola, on Monday said that indigenous boxers were being robbed of a place in the heavyweight category because the sport lacked adequate investment in the country.

Boxing needs more corporate support – WABU chief

The President of the West African Boxing Union (WABU), Remi Aboderin, has called on corporate organisations in Nigeria to emulate pay television service provider, GOtv’s support for Nigerian boxing.

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Manchester United target Kalidou Koulibaly reiterates commitment to Napoli

Kalidou Koulibaly has reiterated his desire to remain with Serie A side Napoli beyond the end of the 2018-19 season amid reported interests from several European heavyweights.

NSITF Board: Ministry accuses labour of disrupting inauguration

The Ministry of Labour and Employment has accused the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) of disrupting the inauguration of the new board of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF).

Senator Akpabio: I have no regret joining APC

Former Senate Minority leader, Godswill Obot Akpabio, has denied allegations that he called the All Progressives Congress (APC) evil and was considering returning to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Chelsea progressed to the semi-finals of the Europa League after defeating Slavia Prague 4-3 at Stamford Bridge, resulting in a 5-3 aggregate victory.

Chelsea reach Europa semis despite alarming second half

Chelsea beat Slavia Prague 4-3 in a thrilling encounter to book their place in the Europa League semi-finals despite an alarmingly complacent second-half performance at Stamford Bridge on Thursday.

Federal government has 58 roads, bridges ongoing projects in Southeast – minister

The Federal Government has 58 ongoing road and bridge projects in the South East, Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Alhaji Mustapha Shehuri, has said.