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A logo is seen at the entrance to the International Tennis Federation headquarters in London, Britain January 18, 2016. REUTERS-Toby Melville-File Photo

ATP, WTA and ITF extend suspensions due to coronavirus pandemic

The ATP Tour and International Tennis Federation (ITF) have extended their suspensions of professional tennis until July 31 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they said on Friday.
President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has described the late Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, as an experienced lawyer and banker.

Aisha Abba Kyari: My daddy, my best friend

On 17th April, 2020, my world came crashing down and my heart shattered into a billion pieces. Upon receiving the news of my father’s passing, I immediately felt the most excruciating pain – a pain I would not wish on my worst enemy. My biggest fear in the world had materialised.
A woman holds a mobile phone while the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, April 19, 2020. REUTERS-Steven Watt

European scientists and researchers raise privacy concerns over coronavirus contact tracing apps

A rift has opened up over the design of smartphone apps to trace people in Europe at risk of coronavirus infection, potentially hindering efforts to curb the pandemic and ease crippling travel restrictions.
Nigerian Pastor TB Joshua has waded again into the controversies surrounding the dramatic spread of COVID-19 and the extreme measures implemented by leaders worldwide to contain it.

Prophet TB Joshua: Hardship virus more dangerous than coronavirus

Prominent Nigerian Pastor TB Joshua has again waded into the contentious issue of the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, calling on world leaders to reopen the economy.
[Fil] International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach- AFP PHOTO - Fabrice COFFRINI

World Athletics chief calls for Tokyo Olympics postponement

In a letter to International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach, written before Sunday’s IOC meeting, Coe said holding the Games in July 2020 was “neither feasible nor desirable” because of the global crisis.
Samson Siasia has vowed to clear his name after world governing body FIFA banned him yesterday from football following an allegation of match-fixing brought against him.

Samson Siasia requests temporary work permit as CAS postpones life ban appeal hearing indefinitely

Samson Siasia has pleaded with Court of Arbitration for Sports, CAS, to grant him temporary relief to resume his coaching business pending when his appeal against the life ban slammed on him by FIFA would be heard.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday that “the preparations for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 are continuing as planned.”

No deadline for Olympic decision – c chief

The International Olympic Committee’s point man for the Tokyo Games has insisted there’s no deadline to call off the event and that it was still going ahead as planned.
Caster Semenya

Caster Semenya switches to 200 metres in bid to compete at Tokyo Olympics

South African middle distance athlete Caster Semenya is aiming to run in the 200 metres at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Five Italian Serie-A weekend matches including Sunday’s clash between Juventus and Inter Milan have been postponed due to the novel Coronavirus, the Italian football league said Saturday.

How coronavirus has hit global sport

The Six Nations rugby union match between Italy and England was postponed on Thursday, the latest high-profile sports event to be scratched from the international calendar due to the global spread of the deadly coronavirus.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday said it wanted Tokyo to understand the reasons why it was switching the 2020 Games marathon to the northern city of Sapporo, a decision that had infuriated the capital’s governor, Yuriko Koike.

IOC stands firm on Tokyo Games in spite of coronavirus concerns

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday gave further unequivocal backing to this summer’s Tokyo Olympics, urging athletes to prepare “full steam” in spite of the coronavirus threat.
[Fil] International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach- AFP PHOTO - Fabrice COFFRINI

IOC chief warns athletes against political protests at Tokyo 2020

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, Thomas Bach, has warned athletes against protesting in any form at Tokyo 2020, claiming the Games “must never be a platform to advance political or any other potentially divisive ends”.

WADA meet with Russia’s sporting fate in their hands

Russia will discover Monday whether they will be banished from sporting competitions, including the Olympic Games, for four years when the World Anti-Doping Agency hold a crunch meeting in Lausanne.
Eighty-year-old Mrs Beauty Ogoere Siasia and two other kidnapped victims have narrated their ordeals after 10 weeks in the den of abductors.

Samson Siasia’s mother in poor health after release

The mother of former Nigeria coach and player Samson Siasia has been released after being kidnapped by gunmen ten weeks ago.
Former Nigeria international and coach Samson Siasia has denied any wrongdoing after he was slapped with a lifetime ban by Fifa on Friday.

FIFA ban: Samson Siasia to file N36.4 million appeal

Embattled former Super Eagles’ coach, Samson Siasia is prepared to appeal life ban at the Court of Arbitration (CAS) after his mother regained freedom from kidnappers den on Sunday.
San Siro

San Siro to be ‘knocked down’ – AC Milan chief

AC Milan and Inter are moving ahead with plans to demolish their famous San Siro stadium, Rossoneri president Paolo Scaroni has claimed.

Nestle in talks to sell skincare brands

Swiss food giant Nestle said Thursday it is in talks to sell its skincare business to a group led by a Swedish private equity firm and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 1, 2018 Indian sprinter Dutee Chand speaks during a press conference in Hyderabad. – Indian gender-row sprinter Dutee Chand on May 2, 2019 said Caster Semenya’s court defeat over testosterone rules was “wrong”, but backed the Olympic 800 metres champion to overcome the potentially far-reaching ruling. (Photo by NOAH SEELAM / AFP)

Caster Semenya ‘made to suffer’ – Indian sprinter

Indian gender-row sprinter Dutee Chand on Thursday said Caster Semenya’s court defeat over testosterone rules was “wrong”, but backed the Olympic 800 metres champion to overcome the potentially far-reaching ruling.
International Olympic Committee (IOC)

IOC accepts resignation of Japanese Olympic chief

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has accepted the resignation of Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) president Tsunekazu Takeda, the world sports body said on Tuesday.

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U.s. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence watch as the Falcon 9 rocket bearing the Crew Dragon launches from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.

Donald Trump eyes Mars as US launches first human spaceflight in nine years

Speaking after the successful launched of the country’s first human spaceflight in nine years, Trump said the aim was to “establish a permanent presence in space and a launching pad to Mars’’.
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Coronavirus cases exceed six million worldwide

More than six million cases of the novel coronavirus have been officially recorded worldwide, two-thirds of them in Europe and the United States, according to an AFP tally on Saturday.g
Maltese authorities have seized counterfeit Libyan money worth $1.1 billion that was printed by a Russian firm and worsen the north African country’s economic problems, the US State Department said.

US: Malta seizes $1 billion in counterfeit Libyan money

Maltese authorities have seized counterfeit Libyan money worth $1.1 billion that was printed by a Russian firm and worsen the north African country’s economic problems, the US State Department said.
Sudan has summoned the Ethiopian embassy's chargé d'affaires over a border attack by suspected Ethiopian rebel fighters that killed and wounded several Sudanese army personnel and civilians, Khartoum said in a statement on Saturday.

Sudan summons Ethiopia envoy over deadly cross-border attack

Sudan has summoned the Ethiopian embassy's chargé d'affaires over a border attack by suspected Ethiopian rebel fighters that killed and wounded several Sudanese army personnel and civilians, Khartoum said in a statement on Saturday.

Thirteen killed in Katsina bandit attacks

Thirteen people died on Friday when villagers fought back against armed cattle thieves in Katsina State where rustling has been on the increase.