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Going ‘Overboard’: Hollywood’s glut of gender-swap remakes

From the polarizing “Ghostbusters” remake to the controversy over female versions of James Bond and Doctor Who, Hollywood’s proclivity for gender-swapped retreads is among its most enduring and contentious.

LeBron James leads longshot Cavs against Warriors in NBA Finals

LeBron James will attempt the most amazing achievement of his historic career by leading the twice-rebuilt Cleveland Cavaliers against heavily fancied defending champion Golden State in the 72nd NBA Finals.

Nude gunman kills three at US restaurant

A nude gunman shot dead three people and injured at least four more in the early hours of Sunday at a restaurant on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee, police said.

Donald Trump: Porn star Stormy Daniels is conning the media

US President Donald Trump accused porn star Stormy Daniels on Wednesday of pulling a “total con job” by releasing an artist’s sketch of a man she said threatened her seven years ago not to talk about their alleged sexual encounter.

Floyd Mayweather’s bodyguard shot in Atlanta

A bodyguard for Floyd Mayweather was wounded when a gunman in a vehicle opened fire on the boxer’s motorcade.

I am the new UFC middleweight top dog – Adesanya

Nigeria-born New Zealand Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight fighter Israel Adesanya has warned other fighters that he has come to rule the division.

S.B.V. Excelsior’s Sophia Omidiji gets maiden call-up for Super Falcons

Las Vegas-born Sophis Omidiji has been handed a late call-up to the Super Falcons for the friendly game against France.

Manny Pacquiao announces Lucas Matthysse fight, but doubts emerge

Manny Pacquiao announced a world title fight against Argentina's Lucas Matthysse in Malaysia, but doubts quickly emerged over the self-promoted bout on Friday.

Manny Pacquiao to fight Argentine Lucas Matthysse in June

Manny Pacquiao is to fight Argentina’s World Boxing Association welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse in Malaysia on June 24, the Philippine ring legend has announced.

‘Unsolved’ re-examines Biggie and Tupac murder cases

The murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls not only robbed hip-hop of two defining artists but also uncovered allegations of conspiracy, bloody rivalries and police corruption — shining a light on rap’s criminal underworld.

South Africa’s Kevin Anderson ends Kei Nishikori’s run in New York

South Africa’s Kevin Anderson ended Kei Nishikori’s hopes of a comeback victory on Saturday at the New York Open, beating the Japanese fifth seed in three sets in Long Island.

Donald Trump visits Florida shooting survivors, FBI admits it missed tip

US President Donald Trump on Friday visited a Florida hospital to offer comfort to those wounded in a mass school shooting, after the FBI admitted it mishandled a tip about the troubled teen behind the massacre that left 17 dead.

Valentine’s Day: Las Vegas sets up quickie marriage centre at airport

The Las Vegas airport has given new meaning to rushing to make a connection, offering quickie wedding licenses for lovebirds desperate to get hitched on Valentine’s Day.

Bruno Mars sweeps Grammy Awards

Bruno Mars, who has revived retro funk and R&B for a new generation, on Sunday swept the Grammy Awards in a surprise snub for the hip-hop world, which had hoped for a major breakthrough on the music industry’s biggest night.

Benue elders’ bizarre voyage to Aso Rock

I weep for Nigeria. I weep for the poor masses. Whatever offence that Nigerians committed that made them to be saddled with such weak, cowardly, incompetent and non-caring rulers in Nigeria?

Corp members’ death, foreign news dominate Google search

The death of an unidentified National Youth Service Corps member in Akwa Ibom State dominated searches on the internet search engine Google this week.

US blames North Korea for massive WannaCry cyberattack

The United States has for the fist time publically blamed North Korea for being "directly responsible" for the WannaCry cyberattack earlier this year.

Jeff Horn knocks out Gary Corcoran to retain WBO welterweight title

Australian Jeff Horn retained his World Boxing Organisation welterweight title with an 11th round TKO win over English challenger Gary Corcoran in Brisbane on Wednesday.

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek made a good impression during his 10 minutes off the bench against Tunisia. Photograph- Eddie Keogh for FA:Rex:Shutterstock

Ruben Loftus-Cheek threatens to quit Chelsea if not guaranteed first-team role

The 22-year-old has made 31 appearances for the Blues since making his debut in December 2014, 19 coming as a substitute, and the lack of opportunities led to him spending last season on loan at Crystal Palace.
Hugo Ayala celebrates with fans after Mexico's win over Germany.

FIFA fines Mexico over homophobic chants at World Cup

Mexico have been fined 10,000 Swiss francs (£7,600) after their supporters were found guilty of making "discriminatory and insulting chants" during the first half of their 1-0 win over Germany on Sunday.
Spain's new boss Fernando Hierro

Spain boss Fernando Hierro says ‘I’m the new coach, get used to that!’

Celebrating a first win just one week into the job, Spain's new boss Fernando Hierro said he was happy with the narrow 1-0 defeat of Iran, while adding that people had better get used to him being in charge.
The MD:CEO Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, Mr. Segun Agbaje with Winner of the contest, Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

‘Decade Old Story’ wins GTBank’s dusty manuscript contest

A manuscript written almost ten years ago has been selected as the winner of the Dusty Manuscript Contest; a Prize organized for budding Nigerian writers.

World Cup: Nigerian enters Finland illegally from Russia

A yet to be identified Nigerian was among five persons who entered Finland illegally with the help of World Cup identity papers.