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The front gate of SMIC's factory in Shanghai. (Alex Plavevski-EPA-EFE-Shutterstock)

US slams sanctions on China’s biggest chip manufacturer

The US has imposed restrictions on exports to China’s biggest chipmaker, SMIC, after concluding there is an “unacceptable risk” equipment supplied to it could be used for military purposes.
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French Open: Organisers to allow 1,000 people daily at Roland Garros

A maximum of only 1,000 people will be allowed each day at Roland Garros after the French government insisted Thursday on tougher restrictions to counter the resurgence of the coronavirus.
Hector Bellerin in his Arsenal suit in August (Stuart MacFarlane-Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal star becomes shareholder in League Two club

Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin has confirmed that he has become a shareholder of League Two club Forest Green Rovers.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Nigerian government reads out riot act to NFF, clubs over resumption of league

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has read out the riot acts to the Nigerian Football Federation and club owners that no stadium would be opened for any football game without strict adherence to the sports protocols, even as there must be total implementation of the club licensing control before the new football season can resume.
Premier League has been hit by 14 new cases of coronavirus since teams returned to training, reports claim.

Chinese fans ‘demand’ EPL action after TV rights row

Chinese football fans were left sweating on Friday after the Premier League pulled the plug on a mega-money broadcasting deal, just over a week before the new season kicks off.
Legendary reggae artiste, Majekodunmi Fasheke, aka Majek Fashek is dead. The artiste died in a New York hospital after a protracted illness on Monday about 5-45pm. He was aged 71.

Majek Fashek to be buried in America – family

Deceased Nigerian reggae legend, Majek Fashek, will be buried in New York, United States, his son, Randy, who is the first of his three children with his ex-wife, Rita, said in a video on Monday.
Jurgen Klopp has hit back at Frank Lampard after the Chelsea boss warned Liverpool’s coaching staff not to get “arrogant” following their Premier League title win.

Jurgen Klopp hits back at Frank Lampard over ‘arrogant’ comment

Jurgen Klopp has hit back at Frank Lampard after the Chelsea boss warned Liverpool’s coaching staff not to get “arrogant” following their Premier League title win.
Former boxer Mike Tyson before the fight REUTERS-Steve Marcus-File Photo

‘I’m back’ declares Mike Tyson in training video

Former-world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson continued to tease boxing fans about a possible return to the ring by posting another training video on Instagram on Monday that ended with the message, “I’m back”.

Hugo Lloris: Liverpool being denied Premier League title would be ‘cruel’

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris believes it would be “cruel” if Liverpool were denied the Premier League title due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Super Eagles on Sunday played out a 1-1 draw against five time World cup champions Brazil at the kallang Stadium in Singapore.

Super Eagles’ 2018 attire nominated among world all-time iconic football shirts

Nigeria’s home shirt at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia has been nominated among the 20 all-time iconic football shirts by the BBC.
More than 1,000 football fans flouted coronavirus preventive measures as they cheered, chanted and hugged each other during a Belarusian top-flight league match on Sunday.

Coronavirus: Over a thousand fans shun warning in Belarus

More than 1,000 football fans flouted coronavirus preventive measures as they cheered, chanted and hugged each other during a Belarusian top-flight league match on Sunday.

New dates for 2020 World Table Tennis Championships

Provisional dates of September 27 to October 4, 2020 have been agreed for the Hana Bank 2020 World Team Table Tennis Championships in Busan, Korea Republic.
Cristiano Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes will finance three intensive care units for coronavirus patients in the hospitals of Lisbon and Porto with a donation worth over €1m.

Cristiano Ronaldo, agent donate €1 million to fight Coronavirus

Cristiano Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes will finance three intensive care units for coronavirus patients in the hospitals of Lisbon and Porto with a donation worth over €1m.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has reacted to the death of Nasarawa United’s Chineme Martins, during a Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) fixture on Sunday.

Family approves autopsy on footballer Chineme Martins

The family of the late Nasarawa United Football Club player, Chineme Martins, has given their consent that an autopsy be conducted on the late player to unravel the cause of his death.
The ATP and WTA tennis tournament in Indian Wells, California, has been cancelled over concerns about the outbreak of the new coronavirus, making it the first major sporting event in the US to be scrubbed due to health concerns.

Indian Wells tennis cancelled over coronavirus fears

The ATP and WTA tennis tournament in Indian Wells, California, has been cancelled over concerns about the outbreak of the new coronavirus, making it the first major sporting event in the US to be scrubbed due to health concerns.
Luke Donald putts on the eighth green during the third round of the 2020 Honda Classic golf tournament at PGA National (Champion). Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

PGA Tour has no planned schedule changes amid coronavirus outbreak

The PGA Tour has no plans to make any schedule changes amid growing concerns over the coronavirus outbreak but has established new protocols in a bid to protect the health and safety of fans and players, it said on Monday.
Asisat Oshoala was delighted to be crowned African Women's Player of the Year for a fourth time at the Caf Awards Gala on Tuesday night.

Asisat Oshoala elated after record-equalling African Women’s Player of the Year feat

Asisat Oshoala was delighted to be crowned African Women's Player of the Year for a fourth time at the Caf Awards Gala on Tuesday night.
Ed Woodward has thrown his weight behind Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer despite the disastrous end to the club’s season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer open to Manchester United sales this January

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly fine with selling three players this January despite there being no obvious signs of any incoming players.

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The Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi, Mr Philip Maku, has warned criminals operating in the state to repent from their evil ways or leave the state.

#EndSARS: Police confirm attack on station in Ebonyi

The Police Command in Ebonyi has confirmed Thursday’s attack on Uburu Police Station in Ohaozara Local Government Area of the state by suspected hoodlums.
President Muhammadu Buhari

#EndSARS: President Buhari urged to probe Lekki shootings

A coalition of women groups, Mothers United and Mobilised (MUM), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to constitute a transparent panel of inquiry into alleged shooting of unarmed EndSARS protesters in Lekki on Tuesday.
Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has condemned what it called the silence of President Buhari over protests against operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, a unit of the Nigeria Police Force, in the past two weeks.

#EndSARS: Institute invites protesters for dialogue

The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has invited the youths currently protesting against police brutality with the hashtag, #ENDSARS for a dialogue with officials of the institute.
The nominees for the Premier League’s Young Player of the Year award have been named and it is unsurprising to see the list dominated by Manchester United stars.

Manchester United in buoyant mood ahead of clash with Chelsea

Manchester United will approach Saturday’s home English Premier League (EPL) clash with Chelsea in buoyant mood rather than in trepidation.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian speaks at the daily media briefing in Beijing on April 8. GREG BAKER-AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

China threatens retaliation over US-Taiwan arms sale

China on Thursday threatened to make a “legitimate and necessary” retaliation over the US sale of $1 billion worth of missiles to Taiwan as Beijing becomes increasingly strident over its claims to the self-ruled island.