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Rose Akusho

Rose Akusho wins 2018 Lagos Women Run

Ace distant runner and winner of the 2018 Access Bank Lagos Marathon, Rose Akusho, once again imposed her dominance in long distant race as she emerged Gold medalist in the Lagos Women run.
Abraham Kiptum

Abraham Kiptum sets half-marathon world record in Valencia

Kenyan Abraham Kiptum set a world record of 58 minutes and 18 seconds in the men’s race at the Valencia half-marathon in Spain yesterday.
Ethiopia's Feyisa Lilesa crosses the finish line of the men's marathon athletics event at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 21, 2016. Olivier Morin—AFP-Getty Images

Ethiopian marathoner who made Rio protest returns from exile

The Ethiopian marathon runner who made global headlines with an anti-government gesture at the Rio Olympics finish line returned from exile on Sunday after sports officials assured him he will not face prosecution.
Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova

Dominika Cibulkova to get first shot at US Open champ Naomi Osaka

Big-hitting Dominika Cibulkova will get her first crack at newly crowned US Open champion Naomi Osaka after squeaking into the last 16 of the Pan Pacific Open on Monday.
No fewer than 989 long distance athletes have registered for the forthcoming Enugu City Half-Marathon, tagged “Coal City International Marathon’’.

989 athletes register for Coal City marathon

No fewer than 989 long distance athletes have registered for the forthcoming Enugu City Half-Marathon, tagged “Coal City International Marathon’’.
Mo Farah's

Mo Farah eyes history bid in Great North Run

Mo Farah will have history in his sights on Sunday as the British star chases a record fifth Great North Run title.
US President Donald Trump speaks during an event to announces a grant for drug-free communities support program, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on August 29, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - MANDEL NGAN

From popsicles to Trump tweets: how US-Canada trade talks stalled

It was about 10:30 pm when Chrystia Freeland emerged from a meeting with Robert Lighthizer, saying she had but a few words with the US Trade Representative.
MONTREAL, QC - AUGUST 09- Venus Williams serves against Simona Halep of Romania during day four of the Rogers Cup at IGA Stadium on August 9, 2018 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Minas Panagiotakis-Getty Images-AFP

Simona Halep doubles up by destroying Venus Williams in straight sets

World number one Simona Halep crushed seven time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams in straight sets on Thursday at the WTA Montreal event just hours after a delivering a marathon three-hour victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
Senator and former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner sits next to Senator Fuentes as lawmakers debate on a bill that would legalize abortion, in Buenos Aires. REUTERS

Argentina Senate votes against legalizing abortion

Argentine senators on Thursday voted against legalizing abortion in the homeland of Pope Francis, dashing the hopes of women’s rights groups after the bill was approved by the legislature’s lower house in June.
Firefighters carry a dead person following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens, on July 24, 2018. Sixty people have died and 160 have been injured in wildfires ravaging woodland and villages in the Athens region, as Greek authorities rush to evacuate residents and tourists stranded on beaches along the coast on July 24, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / STR

Rescuers scour scorched towns after Greece wildfires kill at least 74

Rescue workers in Greece continued to search charred homes and burned-out cars Wednesday as the toll from some of the worst wildfires this century is expected to rise from at least 74 dead and 187 injured.
Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge (R) vies for the ball with Borussia Dortmund's Sergio Gomez during the 2018 International Champions Cup at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 22, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON

Jurgen Klopp hands Daniel Sturridge Liverpool lifeline

Jurgen Klopp says Daniel Sturridge can be a "decisive player" for Liverpool after impressive displays from the injury-plagued striker in pre-season matches.
This photo taken on July 24, 2018 show cars burnt following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens, on July 24, 2018. Fifty people have died and 170 have been injured in wildfires ravaging woodland and villages in the Athens region, as Greek authorities rush to evacuate residents and tourists stranded on beaches along the coast on July 24, 2018. The death toll soared with a Red Cross official reporting the discovery of 26 bodies in the courtyard of a villa at the seaside resort of Mati. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELOS TZORTZINIS

Greek wildfires kill 50 as resort ‘no longer exists’

The grisly discovery of 26 bodies brought the death toll to 50 on Tuesday in the wildfires ravaging the seaside areas around Athens in Greece's deadliest blazes in more than a decade, with fears the death toll may yet rise further.

Spectator steals London Marathon runner’s number tag, claims prize

There is an ongoing investigation to locate a spectator at the London Marathon who stole a runner’s number, finished the race and claimed the medal.

Six arrested on suspicion of Berlin half marathon plot

Berlin authorities said they arrested six people Sunday over an alleged plot to carry out a "violent crime" at the German capital's half marathon which attracted 36,000 runners.

Hundreds of foreigners join Pyongyang marathon as tensions ease

Hundreds of foreigners joined in the annual Pyongyang marathon on Sunday despite political tensions that have only recently begun to ease and a ban on U.S citizens traveling to the country that is still in effect.

South Korean ex-president Lee Myung-bak admits taking $100,000 from spy agency

Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak has admitted receiving $100,000 from the state spy agency while still in office, reports said Thursday, after he faced a marathon interrogation by prosecutors over corruption allegations.

Minister Solomon Dalung redeems pledge to Nigerian marathon winners

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung, on Monday, received the first Nigerian male and female marathoners to reach the finish line at the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon which took place in Lagos at the weekend.

Governor Ambode vows to get top class coaches to train Nigerian runners

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, said plans are afoot to invest in training of Nigerian athletes to compete with elite athletes all over the world for the grand prize of the annual Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.

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Venus Williams settles fatal car crash lawsuit

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Edo government set to host Muhammadu Buhari next Tuesday

Edo State Government will on November 27, host President Muhammadu Buhari, who will commission the Edo-Azura Power Plant and grace the Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Annual Conference, which is billed to hold in Benin City.

Mustapha Maihaja: NEMA never received N5.8 billion from VP office

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has denied allegation by the National Assembly members that it received un-appropriated funds from the office of the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, for the care of people in the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps.