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Russian athletes appeal IOC’s Olympic bans

Twenty-two Russian athletes banned for life by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for doping offences at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics are appealing their ban.

CAS rejects Adrien Silva’s request to join Leicester City during appeal process

Adrien Silva's application to register for Leicester on a provisional basis was rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

FIFA delays taking action on Israeli settlement teams

International football's governing body has once again postponed a decision to take action on the future of six Israeli football clubs based in illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank.

Leicester ‘reluctantly accept’ FIFA decision on Adrien Silva registration

Leicester City have "reluctantly accepted" FIFA's decision to stop the club from registering Adrien Silva until January.

PSG chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi faces criminal probe over World Cup media rights

A Swiss court has opened a corruption probe against Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the Qatari businessman and chief executive of Paris Saint-Germain, and former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke.

Ex-FIFA scribe Jerome Valcke at CAS to appeal 10-year corruption ban

FIFA’s former secretary general Jerome Valcke was at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne on Wednesday to appeal his 10-year ban from football.

FIFA investigates Man City, Chelsea over youth signings

Chelsea and Manchester City are being investigated by Fifa over their recruitment of young players.

Chelsea deny wrongdoing amid reports of FIFA transfer investigation

Chelsea have denied any wrongdoing amid reports that they face a FIFA investigation for breaching the governing body's regulations regarding the signing of youth players.

South Africa accept FIFA verdict to replay W’Cup qualifier against Senegal

South Africa have decided not to appeal a decision by FIFA to have their World Cup qualifier against Senegal replayed.

Sharapova draws No. 2 Halep in US Open first round

Russian wildcard Maria Sharapova, making her return to Grand Slam tennis after a 15-month doping suspension, will face world number two Simona Halep in the first round of the US Open.

Cameroon crisis won’t make Indomitable Lions less dangerous – Amuneke

Emmanuel Amuneke has sounded a big warning loud and clear to the Super Eagles – do not take the crisis in the Cameroonian football federation as an advantage going into next month’s double-header FIFA World Cup qualifiers against the Indomitable Lions.

FIFA sets up normalisation c’ttee to run Cameroon FA

FIFA has set up a 'normalisation committee' to run the Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot).

Sharapova determined to prove point on Slam return

Former world number one Maria Sharapova makes her first Grand Slam appearance next week since serving a 15-month doping suspension, bringing renewed passion and resolve to the US Open.

Top 10 Premier League transfers of 2017/18 season

Ahead of Arsenal’s home game with Leicester City in the curtain-raiser to the new Premier League season on Friday, AFP Sport selects the 10 biggest transfers of the close season.

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EFCC urges Nigerians to give confidential information on financial crimes

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Nearly 900 migrants rescued off Libya arrive in Italy

Sicily on Monday welcomed nearly 900 migrants rescued in Mediterranean waters off the coast of Libya in the past few days, with many expressing relief at having escaped the "Libyan hell".

SDGs attainment depends on monitoring, evaluation – Presidency

Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SSAP-SDGs) said SDGs attainment in Nigeria would be tied to Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system.

Rivers APC condemns call to scrap SARS

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China condemns attack on UN peacekeepers in DRC

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APC chair John Odigie-Oyegun’s comments on ex-VP Atiku Abubakar uncharitable – Timi Frank

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Chelsea’s Victor Moses disappointed over draw against Atletico Madrid

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