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Argentina's Lucas Matthysse reacts after he was knocked down by Philippines' Manny Pacquiao during their world welterweight boxing championship bout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 15, 2018. Mohd RASFAN / AFP

Philippines erupts in joy after Manny Pacquiao win

Millions of boxing fans across the Philippines erupted in cheers and tears of joy on Sunday after national icon Manny Pacquiao beat Argentine Lucas Matthysse in a world title bout.

Commonwealth: Yetunde Odunuga wins bronze in women’s lightweight boxing

Yetunde Odunuga of Nigeria lost to Paige Murney of England in the semi-final of the women’s lightweight class in the boxing event of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games on Friday.

6,600 athelets, officials for Commonwealth Games in Australia

No fewer than 6,600, athletes and team officials from 71 countries are expected to take part in 275 events at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia from April 4 to April 15.

Commonwealth Games: Team Nigeria to depart March 24 for Gold Coast

Team Nigeria athletes for the XXI Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, are expected to depart for the games on March 24, an official of the Federal Ministry of Sports, Yemi Usikaye, said on Monday.

Anambra inaugurates 19 sports associations executive committees

Uju Nwogu, Commissioner for Sports and Youth Entrepreneurship in Anambra on Friday, inaugurated the Executive Committees of the 19 sports associations in the state.

Para-Powerlifting Federation releases names of 6 athletes to represent Nigeria

The Nigeria Para-Powerlifting Federation on Wednesday announced the names of six athletes that will represent the country in the forthcoming 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

Commonwealth Games: Team Nigeria depart from March 18

The Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports on Monday announced that Nigeria’s contingent to the XXI Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, would start departing on March 18.

Africa: A continent without democrats

In the past two decades, there have been many electoral transitions across the continent indicative of a pattern of democratic consolidation. In reality, however, mercenaries of democracy, dictators and a military culture dominate African politics.

Governor Ambode sacks sport associations boards

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has approved with immediate effect the dissolution of the 36 State Sport Associations, excluding the State Football Association, under the supervision of the Lagos State Sports Commission.

Anthony Joshua steps out with secret son, Joseph

Boxing’s heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, was on ‘Daddy’s duty’ this week when he stepped out with his secret son, Joseph.

Muhammad Ali’s cornerman Ferdie Pacheco dies at age 89

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali's physician and cornerman, "Fight Doctor" Ferdie Pacheco, died Thursday at his home in Miami, his family announced. He was 89.

National Youth Games: FCT cricket team begins training

Ayo Adewole, FCT Cricket Association Secretary, on Monday said that the team had began training ahead of the National Youth Games (NYG) in September.

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