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Simona Halep produced a relentless display to beat Elina Svitolina in straight sets and become the first Romanian woman to reach a Wimbledon singles final.

Simona Halep becomes first Romanian woman to reach Wimbledon final

Simona Halep became the first Romanian woman to reach the Wimbledon final on Friday when she defeated Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina 6-1, 6-3.
Petr Cech

Petr Čech gives an update on Chelsea’s managerial situation

Petr Čech says Chelsea are hoping to have a new manager in place before the players return for pre-season training on Wednesday.
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HJK Helsinki part ways with Elderson Echejile after three months

HJK Helsinki have announced the departure of Nigeria international Elderson Echejile, three months after his arrival.
Chelsea is unwilling to pay more than €45M for Real Madrid ace Mateo Kovacic as they hope Los Blancos president will lower their asking price for the Croatia international.

Chelsea set to offload a player after nine years

Chelsea is set to offload a player who spent nine years at the Stamford Bridge with just four appearances for the Blues.
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Five European-born black rhinos to be released in Rwanda

Five critically-endangered black rhinos are being transferred from captivity in Europe to a nature reserve in Rwanda.
Naomi Osaka congratulates Katerina Siniakova after the Czech player’s fourth-round win. Martin Bureau-AFP-Getty Images

Naomi Osaka crashes out of Roland Garros, ending bid for third successive slam

World number one Naomi Osaka’s hopes of winning a third successive Grand Slam ended Saturday when she was knocked out of the French Open in the third round by unheralded Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic.
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‘No regrets’ for retiring Cech despite Europa League loss

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech said he had “no regrets” as he played the final match of his career in Wednesday’s 4-1 Europa League defeat by former club Chelsea.
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French Open: Naomi Osaka survives as Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams stroll

Naomi Osaka staged a second successive Roland Garros great escape on Thursday as fellow top seed Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams strolled into the last 32.

AFCON: Wilfried Bony, Wilfred Zaha named in Ivory Coast squad

Former Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony, Wilfred Zaha and Nicolas Pepe named in Ivory Coast's provisional squad for 2019 Africa Cup of Nations as in-form Gervinho dropped.
Jose Mourinho believes Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech would have chosen to bow out in a game against Chelsea and will be determined to beat his old club in the Europa League final, despite being linked with a return to Stamford Bridge.

Didier Drogba consoles Petr Cech after Europa League loss to Chelsea

Didier Drogba has sent a message of consolation to his former teammate Petr Cech after Arsenal’s 4-1 defeat to Chelsea in the final of the Uefa Europa League on Wednesday.
Russia’s Anastasia Potapova returns the ball to Germany’s Angelique Kerber during their women’s singles first round match on day 1 of The Roland Garros 2019 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on May 26, 2019. Anne-Christine POUJOULAT - AFP

Angelique Kerber crashes to Russian teen at Roland Garros as Roger Federer returns

German fifth seed and reigning Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber saw her hopes of a career Grand Slam ended by Russian teenager Anastasia Potapova at Roland Garros on Sunday as Roger Federer prepared to make his Paris return after a four-year absence.

Real Madrid’s Marcelo, Vinicius Junior left out of Brazil’s Copa America squad

Real Madrid duo Marcelo and Vinicius Junior have been left out of Brazil's squad for the Copa America.

Governor Akeredolu seeks federal government’s investment in global marijuana market

The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has advised the Federal Government to explore the opportunities in the cannabis business.
Eric Dier

Eric Dier targets England squad spot for Nations League finals

After recovering from a number of injuries, Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier believes he is fit enough to be included in the England squad for the Nations League finals this summer.
The Flying Eagles will face stern tests against two Red Bull teams – Red Bull Salzburg and Red Bull Leipzig – before they fly out to the U20 World Cup in Poland.

Flying Eagles coach names final squad for FIFA U-20 World Cup

Head Coach for the Nigeria U-20 team, the Flying Eagles, Paul Aigbogun, has named his final 21-man squad for this year’s FIFA U20 World Cup finals in Poland.
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5G conference warns on security as Huawei controversy rages

Experts called on 5G providers Friday to heed supply chain security in light of concerns about technology providers such as China’s Huawei, recently banned by the US government.
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Joel Obi escapes death in Turkey

Nigeria international Joel Obi will have course to glorify the name of God for the injury that kept him out of his Turkish side Aytemiz Alanyaspor’s clash against Kayserispor as some of his teammates were involved in a ghastly accident while returning from the match last weekend.
Josef Sural

Josef Sural shirt number retired by Aytemiz Alanyaspor after death in bus crash

Turkish club Aytemiz Alanyaspor have retired the number 90 shirt in honour of Czech Republic striker Josef Sural, who died in a bus crash on Sunday.

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Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Tribunal: I have not been certified – Atiku Abubakar’s data analyst

Petitioners’ Witness 60, Joseph Gbenga, called by Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as an expert witness admitted before the Presidential Election Petitioner Tribunal, on Friday, that he had not been certified.
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

Presidency: Court will decide Ibraheem El Zakzaky’s fate

The Presidency has enjoined El-Zakzaky-led Shiite members to desist from needless violent street protests and await the decision of the court in Kaduna where their leader is currently being tried.

Governor Masari pushes for collective dialogue with bandits in North-West

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State says, for dialogue and amnesty programme for cattle rustlers and bandits in the Northwest to succeed, it must involve all state governments in the zone.

Tailor arrested over alleged N1.48 million fraud

A 47-year-old tailor, Popoola Abolade, was on Friday brought before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly defrauding a company of N1.48 million.
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Kogi guber: APC stakeholders drag NWC to court

The All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders Kogi State chapter, have taken legal action against the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) over the indirect mode of primaries adopted by the national leadership for the election of candidates for the November 16 Kogi State governorship poll.