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Mikel Arteta confirmed Arsenal would consider an appeal against David Luiz’s red card after his game-changing dismissal in the defeat at Wolves.

Arsenal to appeal David Luiz red card vs Wolves

Luiz was sent off for the third time in Arsenal colours after being adjudged to have committed a last-man challenge in first-half stoppage-time on the Wolves striker Willian Jose by referee Craig Pawson.
Semi Ajayi equalised after the interval and Pereira's second penalty sealed West Brom's first win in eight league games.

West Brom sink Wolves to seal Allardyce’s first win

West Bromwich Albion won for the first time under new boss Sam Allardyce as Matheus Pereira's penalty double clinched a 3-2 Premier League victory at local rivals Wolves on Saturday.
Cristiano Ronaldo was on Thursday named in the Portugal squad to play a friendly against Andorra and Nations League matches against France and Croatia.

Cristiano Ronaldo to make Portugal return against France, Croatia

Cristiano Ronaldo was on Thursday named in the Portugal squad to play a friendly against Andorra and Nations League matches against France and Croatia.
Lionel Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona, according to Juan Sebastian Veron, who says the Argentine superstar is struggling amid the Blaugrana's search for an identity.

Juan Sebastian Veron: Leo Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona

Lionel Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona, according to Juan Sebastian Veron, who says the Argentine superstar is struggling amid the Blaugrana's search for an identity.
Edouard Mendy has told Frank Lampard he is ready to face West Brom this weekend, as the Chelsea manager weighs up whether to throw the goalkeeper straight in for his debut.

Edouard Mendy: I’m fit to make Chelsea debut vs West Brom

Edouard Mendy has told Frank Lampard he is ready to face West Brom this weekend, as the Chelsea manager weighs up whether to throw the goalkeeper straight in for his debut.
Manchester United are being linked with Porto fullback Alex Telles.

Alex Telles pushing Porto to sell him to Manchester United

Alex Telles is pushing Porto to sell him to Manchester United.
Manchester United are keen on signing Alex Telles this summer.

PSG poised to hijack Manchester United’s Alex Telles deal

Manchester United appear to be close to signing left-back Alex Telles from FC Porto, but face a potential last-minute hijacking of the deal.
AS Monaco defender Benoit Badiashile remains on the agenda of Manchester United.

Manchester United launching bid for Monaco’s Benoit Badiashile

L'Equipe says United chief Ed Woodward has approved a payment of £23m for Badiashile after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made signing a defender a priority.

Inter Miami confirm signing of Blaise Matuidi on free transfer

Inter Miami have confirmed the signing of midfielder Blaise Matuidi following the Frenchman's departure from Juventus.
Chelsea made unsuccessful attempts to sign Neymar from Santos ahead of his move to Barcelona, it has emerged.

Neymar matches Lionel Messi with Champions League feat against Atalanta

Neymar has etched his name into the history books after playing a lively part in Paris Saint-Germain's dramatic 2-1 win over Atalanta in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Sevilla’s Lucas Ocampos (right) scores the only goal of the game from Éver Banega’s cross. Ina Fassbender-Reuters

Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk reach Europa League semi-finals

Sevilla midfielder Lucas Ocampos headed a late goal to snatch a 1-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers as they reached the Europa League semi-finals on Tuesday.
The Premier League, EFL and FA have reportedly drawn up contingency plans in the event of a mass shut-down of sporting events amid concerns over the spreading of the coronavirus.

Premier League: Only players with coronavirus will be quarantined

Only individual Premier League players who test positive for coronavirus will be quarantined rather than whole squads as plans for Project Restart gather pace.
Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo, together with players Ruben Neves, Leander Dendoncker, Ruben Vinaigre and Joao Moutinho, are due to report back for training next Monday (May 11).

Wolves adopts do it yourself as training opens May 11

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo, together with players Ruben Neves, Leander Dendoncker, Ruben Vinaigre and Joao Moutinho, are due to report back for training next Monday (May 11).
Dirk Kuyt believes Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool have all the ingredients to finally deliver an elusive Premier League title, stating that the Reds' current crop are a more complete outfit than the 2008-09 squad that were pipped to the top spot by Manchester United.

Liverpool’s ‘brilliant’ 2019 just a building block for Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool have now won 18 of their first 19 league games of the season and lost just once in the calendar year in the league, on top of winning the Champions League, Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup.
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Premier League not following FIFA advice for handling racism

Tottenham has asked the Premier League to clarify the procedures it follows in the wake of the fallout from Chelsea defender Antonio Rüdiger reporting being subjected to monkey noises from the home fans in Sunday’s London derby.
Nuno Espirito Santo has taken Wolves to stunning heights and it’s not surprising that he has been linked with a handful of high-profile jobs.

Nuno Espirito Santo emerges ‘favourite’ to become Arsenal boss

Nuno Espirito Santo has taken Wolves to stunning heights and it’s not surprising that he has been linked with a handful of high-profile jobs.
The UEFA Champions League football cup is displayed prior to the draw for the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League football tournament at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon on December 17, 2018. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI - AFP)

European Leagues critical of proposed Champions League reforms

The European Leagues has said plans to revamp the Champions League should be started from scratch as the current proposals only benefit "a few rich and dominant clubs".
Manchester United can have no excuses about the manner of their exit against Wolves in the FA Cup on Saturday night.

Wolves shock ‘poor’ Manchester United to reach FA Cup semis

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted Manchester United produced the poorest performance of his reign as Wolves sent them crashing out of the FA Cup on Saturday with a 2-1 quarter-final win.
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Diogo Jota’s hat trick for Wolves leaves Leicester coach under fire

Diogo Jota’s hat-trick piled pressure on Leicester manager Claude Puel as the Wolves midfielder’s last-gasp strike secured a thrilling 4-3 win on Saturday.
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Portugal atop UEFA Nations League group after away win against Poland

Portugal's Bernardo Silva scored a fine individual goal as their new-look side recovered to win 3-2 away to Poland in the UEFA Nations League with an impressive performance on Thursday.
Former Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has hailed the Wolves’ outstanding display against Manchester United in Saturday’s English Premier League clash.

Carl Ikeme hails Wolves’ ‘great effort’ in draw at Manchester United

Former Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has hailed the Wolves’ outstanding display against Manchester United in Saturday’s English Premier League clash.
Sir Alex Ferguson applauds fans before Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Wolves at Old Trafford. Photograph- Matthew Lewis-Getty Images

Liverpool, Manchester City cruise as Manchester United held on Sir Alex Ferguson’s return

Liverpool and Manchester City’s shootout for the Premier League title intensified on Saturday with comfortable wins over Southampton and Cardiff, while Manchester United were held 1-1 by Wolves on the day Alex Ferguson returned to Old Trafford.

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RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann played down his influence on their 3-2 Champions League defeat of Manchester United.

RB Leipzig boss ‘in Bayern Munich sights’ after Premier League links

The highly-rated RB Leipzig boss has recently been linked with Tottenham, among other clubs across Europe, in the event that Spurs decide to part company with Jose Mourinho after a frustrating 2020/21 campaign.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta admits it would be ideal to be able to rest Bukayo Saka in the coming weeks but warned his players not to complain about fatigue.

Arsenal confirm huge double injury boost for Slavia Prague cracker

Arsenal have received a double injury boost with Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe fit for their key Europa League clash with Slavia Prague – but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Martin Odegaard remain doubts.

Ex-minister: Nigeria can host African Games with facilities in Benin

Former minister of youth and sports development, Solomon Dalung, says Nigeria can host the African Games with the current facilities in Benin.

ECOWAS speaker: Border extortion, major challenge within member states

Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Sidie Tunis, has disclosed that border extortion has been a challenge within member states.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Man arrested in Enugu for ‘robbing’ female teachers

Some residents of a community in Enugu State on Wednesday arrested a man, Winfred Ekpon, from Benue State, for allegedly robbing two female teachers inside a school.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Gunmen attack police station in Cross River

Confirming the incident to newsmen on Monday, the Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Command, Igiri Ewa, said they were awaiting information on the attack on Ekori Station.
The five governors of the Southeast region, on Sunday, launched Ebubeagu regional security to fight terrorism in the zone. The governors in attendance were, Governor of Abia State, Okezuo Ikpeazu, Anambra, Willie Obiano, Enugu, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Ebonyi, Dave Umahi and the host governor, Hope Uzodinma.

Southeast governors lunches regional security outfit

The five governors of the Southeast region, on Sunday launched Ebubeagu regional security to fight terrorism in the zone.
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has assured the people of the state that the forthcoming local government election will be free and fair.

Ogun governor: Our council chairmen will be elected, not selected

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has assured the people of the state that the forthcoming local government election will be free and fair.
Fulham manager Scott Parker says he’s disappointed after Ademola Lookman missed a glorious opportunity that would have earned his side a point on Saturday.

Leicester City plot Ademola Lookman swoop

Leicester City will make a move for Ademola Lookman should Fulham fail to stay in the Premier League at the end of the season.

Pat Utomi: Calibre of politicians terrible mistake for Nigeria

A political economist and former presidential candidate, Prof. Pat Utomi, has described the calibre of people who became politicians in Nigeria as a terrible mistake for the country.