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Deontay Wilder retained his WBC heavyweight crown on Saturday after battling to a split decision draw against Britain’s Tyson Fury in a pulsating 12-round battle.

WBC orders Fury/Wilder rematch negotiations

The World Boxing Council (WBC) has ordered for negotiations for a rematch between American heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder and British challenger Tyson Fury to begin.
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic faces qualifier at Australian Open, Roger Federer takes on Denis Istomin

World number one Novak Djokovic will start his bid to win a record seventh Australian Open title next week against a qualifier following Thursday’s draw.
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National Sports Festival: Kano battles Rivers in para-soccer final

The winner of the gold medal at stake in para-soccer would be decided between Kano State and Rivers State on Friday (today) at the ongoing National Sports Festival at the package B, Abuja National Stadium.
Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury

Deontay Wilder claims Anthony Joshua’s team begging for fight

WBC champion Deontay Wilder claims Anthony Joshua’s team are “begging” for a world heavyweight unification bout.
Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari challenges African youths to champion anti-corruption war

President Muhammadu Buhari challenges African youths to champion fight against corruption, saying their involvement is critical to winning anti-graft crusade in the continent
Samuel Chukwueze

Samuel Kalu, Samuel Chukwueze’s league performances excite Gernot Rohr

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has hailed the league performance for of Super Eagles’s Samuel Chukwueze, who dazzled for his club Villarreal against Barcelona and Samuel Kalu, who ignited Bordeaux’s attack against visiting heavyweight Paris Saint Germain in the weekend matches.
Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrives on stage to pose for a group photo before the start of the ASEAN-Japan summit on the sidelines of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore on November 14, 2018. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Rohingya crisis besieges Suu Kyi at Singapore summit

Diplomatic niceties have been in short supply for Aung San Suu Kyi at a summit in Singapore, where the one-time rights champion has been publicly chastised over her handling of the Rohingya crisis, compounding a dismal week for Myanmar's de facto leader.

Mike Tyson: Anthony Joshua is the world’s best heavyweight boxer

Former world heavyweight boxing champion, Mike Tyson, believes Anthony Joshua is the best heavyweight in the world, ahead of the likes of Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic eyes US Open as ‘Big Four’ reunited

From the pits of despair in Paris, record-setting Novak Djokovic now eyes a third US Open title in New York where for the first time since Wimbledon last year, the sport’s ‘Big Four’ will be reunited.
MTV Video Music Awards

List of MTV Video Music Award nominees

The MTV Video Music Awards will be hosted on Monday 20 August 2018 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The show will feature a lot of phenomenal performances from music artists.

Peter Stoger: Usain Bolt not ready for top level

Borussia Dortmund head coach Peter Stoger said Usain Bolt had "a lot of work to do" to make it at the top level.

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Election: PDP urges military to disobey presidential order on ballot box snatching

The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and PDP national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, have urged the military and other security agencies to disobey the presidential order asking them to deal ruthlessly with would-be ballot box snatchers.

NAF arrests 10 armed bandits, recovers 57 livestock

The 453 Base Service Group, Nigerian Air Force, Kaduna, on Tuesday said it had arrested 10 suspected thugs and bandits and recovered 57 livestock.

Senator Lokpobiri: Governor Dickson of recruiting militants to destabilise elections

Sen. Heineken Lokobiri, Minister of State for Agriculture, has dismissed accusations of instigating violence in Bayelsa leveled against him and other APC chieftains in the state by Gov. Seriake Dickson.
South African 800 meters Olympic champion Caster Semenya arrives for a landmark hearing at the Court of Arbitration (CAS) in Lausanne on February 18, 2019. – Semenya will challenge a proposed rule by the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) aiming to restrict testosterone levels in female runners. (Photo by Harold CUNNINGHAM / AFP)

Caster Semenya unleashes team of professors to battle IAAF, CAS

Caster Semenya has released a list of experts she will call in her appeal hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) this week in her fight against regulations aimed at lowering the testosterone levels of hyperandrogenic athletes like her.
OLAMIJU ALAO-AKALA

Olamiju Alao-Akala suspended as Ogbomoso council chairman

The Chairman of Ogbomoso North Local Government Area of Oyo State, Hon. Olamiju Alao-Akala, has been suspended from office.