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Tottenham cannot compete financially with Manchester clubs – Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has acknowledged that Spurs will struggle to compete with the financial power of the two Manchester clubs.

A World Cup without Argentina ‘would have been crazy’ – Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi said "it would have been crazy a World Cup without Argentina" after his dramatic hat trick secured the nation's qualification for the tournament.

Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli salutes Lionel Messi heroics

Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli saluted Lionel Messi as his team overcame altitude and the loss of an early goal to beat Ecuador 3-1 and secure their ticket to Russia.

Aguero only world-class Premier League striker – Henry

Manchester City star Sergio Aguero is the only world-class striker in the Premier League, according to former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry.

Anderlecht sack coach Weiler

Rene Weiler was on Monday sacked as manager of Belgian champions Anderlecht, who are trailing in ninth place in the league after seven games.

Team-mates hail ‘goal machine’ Aguero

The 29-year-old Argentinian — who needs just three goals to become Manchester City’s all-time leading scorer and replace Eric Brook who has held the record of 177 since 1939 — is a ‘goal machine’ according to Ilkay Gundogan.

PSG’s ‘MCN’ turn focus back to domestic action

Paris Saint-Germain and their fearsome attacking trio of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani host Lyon on Sunday looking to make it six successive wins to kick off the Ligue 1 season.

PSG duo ruled out of Champions League opener

Paris Saint-Germain forwards Javier Pastore and Angel Di Maria have been ruled out of the French club’s Champions League opener at Celtic on Tuesday with injuries.

Dybala will leave Juventus – Raiola

Mino Raiola says he can see Juventus forward Paulo Dybala playing for Chelsea or either Manchester club in the future.

Federer, Nadal move closer to US Open semi-final meeting

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal continued their progress towards a potential US Open semi-final meeting on Saturday, with both players winning their third round matches to progress to the last 16.

Bayern boss wary as German clubs spend record sum

Germany's top clubs had spent a record 600 million euros ($713mn) by the time the transfer window closed Thursday with Bayern Munich boss Uli Hoeness wary of the spiralling prices.

Pope ‘deeply moved’ by plight of storm Harvey victims

Pope Francis said Thursday he was "deeply moved" by the deaths and damage caused by storm Harvey in Texas and Louisiana.

Rojo boosts Man United with return to training

Argentinian defender Marcos Rojo gave another filip to early Premier League leaders Manchester United by returning to training with the first team on Tuesday.

New manhunt for Barcelona attack driver

The driver in Thursday’s van attack that killed 13 people in a tourist area of Barcelona may still be alive and on the run, Spanish police say.


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Michael Appleton makes winning start to Leicester stint

Leicester City won 2-1 at Swansea City on Saturday in their first match since the dismissal of manager Craig Shakespeare.

Ekiti Assembly denies probing ex-Governor Segun Oni over alleged graft

The Ekiti State House of Assembly has made U-turn on the former Ekiti State Governor, Chief Segun Oni, saying it was not probing him.

21,650 write post-UTME exam in University of Ibadan

No fewer than 21, 650 candidates on Saturday sat for the University of Ibadan 2017 Post-UTME examination, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Manchester United treated Huddersfield match like a friendly – Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho admits Huddersfield thoroughly deserved to beat his Manchester United side, and said that if he had seen that performance in a friendly, he would be unhappy.

Nigeria, Pakistan joint commission to be revamped – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Nigeria-Pakistan Joint Commission will be revamped as a veritable platform to strengthen economic and trade relations between both countries.

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Pope Emeritus Benedict not sick – brother

The brother of Benedict XVI, Georg Ratzinger, has denied reports that the pope emeritus is seriously ill.

South Sudan opens first kidney hospital

President Salva Kiir opened South Sudan's first-ever kidney hospital Thursday in Juba, calling it a breakthrough for the country's medical care.

We’re on the same page with fed govt on borrowing – World Bank

The World Bank says it is not in disagreement with the Federal Government on the need to borrow to finance infrastructure.

NYSC member empowers Almajiris, prisoners in Kaduna

As part of his Community Development Services (CDS) to the people of his host community, in Kaduna State, a member of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Rotarian Ujueze A Somtoo, has empowered 35 youths in skills acquisition training to make them self-reliant.

FACA wants children living with HIV treated at facilities

The FCT Agency for Control of HIV/AIDS (FACA) on Wednesday appealed to pediatricians to use its facilities in parts of the territory to treat children living with HIV.