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Karim Benzema the fall guy as Real Madrid flounder

In a recurring theme of Real Madrid's stuttering season, Zinedine Zidane protested all his side lacked was a goal as they fell 10 points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona after firing more blanks in a bad-tempered Madrid derby.

Super Eagles star Shehu Abdullahi captains Anorthosis Famagusta

Super Eagles' Shehu Abdullahi has been elevated to the role of captain at his Cypriot club Anorthosis Famagusta.

Nigeria’s Ngozi Ebere joins Cyprus club Barcelona FA

Nigeria international Ngozi Ebere has joined Cyprus women club Barcelona FA on a one-year deal from Paris Saint-Germain ladies.

Borussia Dortmund throw away two-goal lead in Frankfurt draw

Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund threw away a two-goal lead in their 2-2 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday as the pressure remains on goalkeeper Roman Burki.

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades to stand for re-election

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades announced on Saturday he would run for re-election in January to continue his efforts to reunite the divided island and sustain an economic recovery.

Anothosis Famagusta’s Shehu Abdullahi confident of making Super Eagles squad to Russia

Cyprus-based defender Shehu Abdullahi is confident of making the Super Eagles’ final squad for the Russia 2018 World Cup after narrowly missing out on the last edition in Brazil.

Burnley win piles pressure on Everton boss Koeman

Everton manager Ronald Koeman was set for an uncomfortable international break after Jeff Hendrick's goal gave visitors Burnley a 1-0 win in the Premier League at Goodison Park on Sunday.

Tottenham stroll as Harry Kane bags brace

A Harry Kane masterclass ensured Tottenham cruised to a 4-0 victory against Huddersfield on Saturday.

Prudent Real remain Champions League favourites

Such is Real Madrid's confidence in creating more Champions League history that while others have spent hundreds of millions trying to catch up, the back-to-back European champions were happy to cash in.

US Open: Dimitrov, Thiem advance to second round

Grigor Dimitrov made an assured start to his US Open with a 6-1 6-4 6-2 win over Czech qualifier Vaclav Safranek Wednesday.

Arsenal face tough Europa League group

Arsenal face a tricky Europa League group stage with ties against Cologne and Red Star Belgrade as Arsene Wenger's side play in Europe's second-tier competition for the first time since 1997.

Migrant boats in Black Sea spark fears of new route

Romanian authorities said Monday that they had caught a fishing boat with 68 asylum seekers off Romania’s coast, the second such incident in a week, raising fears that a new migrant route to Europe is opening up.

Own goal seals Liverpool win at Hoffenheim

Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool are far from certain of a Champions League group stage berth despite their 2-1 win at Hoffenheim on Tuesday in their play-off, first-leg.

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Manchester City’s record run unfairly overshadowing Chelsea form – Antonio Conte

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Boko Haram has killed more Muslims than Christians – ex-Minister Sarafa Tunji

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NGO urges more sensitisation on polio vaccination

Women Friendly Initiative (WFI), an NGO, has called for more sensitisation and education of the public, especially parents on importance of immunisation of children against polio.

Yuletide: FRSC reassures Ebonyi road users of safety

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has reassured motorists and other road users on the commitment of the corps to ensure safety and security of all road users during the Yuletide.