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Manchester City attacker Raheem Sterling has played down the comparison between him and the two most consistent football of this era Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Raheem Sterling rejects comparison with Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi

Sterling scored a hattrick against Atalanta in Manchester City 5-1 win over the Italian team in the Champions League on Tuesday evening, he was also nominated for the Ballon d’Or along Ronaldo and Messi who has won the award on five occasions each.
Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku thriving at Inter Milan after Manchester United flop

Italian coach Antonio Conte has made his “gentle giant” Romelu Lukaku the focus of Inter Milan’s attack this season where the striker has found his scoring touch again after leaving Manchester United.
Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo will not be leaving the Serie A champions anytime soon.

Cristiano Ronaldo happy with ‘more attacking’ Juventus

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo gave coach Maurizio Sarri a vote of confidence on Monday when he said he was happy with the “more attacking” approach the club had adopted since Sarri came on board in the summer.
Italy’s strongman Matteo Salvini holds a rally in Rome Saturday aimed at relaunching the Italian right and making a power grab for the capital.

Italy’s strongman Matteo Salvini flexes muscles with Rome rally

Italy’s strongman Matteo Salvini holds a rally in Rome Saturday aimed at relaunching the Italian right and making a power grab for the capital.
West Ham defender Angelo Ogbonna says Alex Iwobi is one of the players the hammers must keep their eyes on if they are to leave Goodison park unhurt in Saturday’s Premier League clash.

West Ham’s Angelo Ogbonna wary of Alex Iwobi and other Everton forwards

West Ham defender Angelo Ogbonna says Alex Iwobi is one of the players the hammers must keep their eyes on if they are to leave Goodison park unhurt in Saturday’s Premier League clash.
Antonio Conte says Alexis Sanchez is not ready to start for Inter Milan since joining on loan from Manchester United in the summer.

Inter Milan: Alexis Sanchez may require surgery for ankle injury

Chile striker Alexis Sanchez may need surgery on his ankle after picking up an injury in their 0-0 draw with Colombia last week, his club side Inter Milan have said.
Samuel Chukwueze was on target as Villarreal were held to a 4-4 draw by Granada in their opening La Liga fixture.

Golden Boy Award: Samuel Chukwueze dropped from 20-man shortlist

Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze as well as his compatriot Tom Dele-Bashiru, have been shut out of the 2019 Golden Boy Award for the best Under-21 player in Europe as organisers on Tuesday reduced the number of entries from 40 to 20.
Jose Mourinho has praised the work being done by Lille coach Christophe Galtier in developing young players including Nigeria international Victor Osimhen.

Victor Osimhen, Tom Dele-Bashiru omitted from final list of nominees for 2019 Golden Ball...

Nigerian duo, Victor Osimhen and Tom Dele-Bashiru have been omitted from the final list of nominees for the 2019 Golden Boy Award.
Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo will not be leaving the Serie A champions anytime soon.

Cristiano Ronaldo departure ruled out as Juventus expect Portuguese to honour contract

Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo will not be leaving the Serie A champions anytime soon.
The Italian Carabinieri police corps said that more than 31,000 pills of Yaba, known as the `madness drug,’ have been seized in a large-scale operation.

Italian police seize 31,000 Yaba drug in massive raid

The Italian Carabinieri police corps said that more than 31,000 pills of Yaba, known as the `madness drug,’ have been seized in a large-scale operation.
Parma have announced Ivory Coast international Gervinho has signed a contract extension, keeping him at the club until 2022.

Former Arsenal forward commits to Parma until 2022

Parma have announced Ivory Coast international Gervinho has signed a contract extension, keeping him at the club until 2022.
The next generation of youngsters made their mark at the Shanghai Masters as Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev knocked out former champions Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer respectively, booking their semi-final spots on Friday.

Roger Federer loses cool, follows Novak Djokovic out of Shanghai

Roger Federer’s trademark cool spectacularly deserted him and he was given a point penalty as he followed Novak Djokovic out of the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals on Friday.
Eliud Kipchoge’s bid on Saturday to become the first person to run a marathon in under two hours will excite scientists and sports followers alike.

Eliud Kipchoge’s bid to run marathon in two hours excites scientists, others

Eliud Kipchoge’s bid on Saturday to become the first person to run a marathon in under two hours will excite scientists and sports followers alike.
Fabio Fognini

Fabio Fognini says Andy Murray just like him ‘because he complains’

Fabio Fognini said on Thursday that Andy Murray and himself are alike because they both like to complain after their match at the Shanghai Masters descended into acrimony.
US Open finalist Daniil Medvedev saved five first-set points as he struggled into the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals with victory over 248th-ranked Vasek Pospisil on Thursday

Daniil Medvedev struggles over qualifier to reach Shanghai quarters

US Open finalist Daniil Medvedev saved five first-set points as he struggled into the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals with victory over 248th-ranked Vasek Pospisil on Thursday

Turkey launches assault on Syrian Kurdish forces

Turkey launched an assault on Kurdish forces in northern Syria yesterday with air strikes and artillery fire reported along the border.
Italian Club AC Milan have sacked manager Marco Giampaolo after only three and a half months in charge because of a poor start to the season.

AC Milan sack boss Marco Giampaolo

Italian Club AC Milan have sacked manager Marco Giampaolo after only three and a half months in charge because of a poor start to the season.
Alexis Sanchez believes his failure to shine in a dismal 18 months at Manchester United prior to joining Inter Milan on loan was due to a lack of opportunities.

Manchester United demand £25 million for Alexis Sanchez from Inter

Manchester United are demanding for £25m for forward Alexis Sanchez who is on season-long loan deal at Inter ahead of the summer transfer window.

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Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isah Pantami

FEC approves name change for Ministry of Communications

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the renaming of the Federal Ministry of Communications as Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, Wednesday approved funds to repay IAAF, for the excess fund the World Athletics body mistakenly transferred to Nigeria.

Sports minister approves fund to refund IAAF overpayments

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, Wednesday approved funds to repay IAAF, for the excess fund the World Athletics body mistakenly transferred to Nigeria.
The China Civil Engineering and Construction Company, contractors handling the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line, says it has made appreciable progress in Lagos section in spite of impediments.

Lagos-Ibadan rail: We’re overcoming impediments in Lagos section – CCECC

The China Civil Engineering and Construction Company, contractors handling the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line, says it has made appreciable progress in Lagos section in spite of impediments.

Police declare four cultists wanted in Lagos

This followed confessional statement of seven Eiye confraternity members who were recently charged to court after men of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, Iju base rounded them up.
Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has admitted to wearing brownface makeup during a 2001 event at a school where he was teaching, saying it is something he “regret[s] deeply”.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rules out coalition as he forms new Canadian government

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday ruled out forming a coalition government despite an election victory that left his Liberals short of a majority.