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Rafael Nadal sues ex-French minister Roselyne Bachelot for 100,000 euros

Rafael Nadal is seeking 100,000 euros ($118,000) in damages from former French sports minister Roselyne Bachelot after she accused the Spanish tennis legend of a dope test cover-up.

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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.

Cross River APC faction adopts direct primaries

The All Progressives Congress, APC, faction in Cross River State led by Mr John Etim on Monday joined the other faction in the state to adopt the direct primary election for the selection of candidates to bear the party’s flag in the 2019 elections.

Antoine Griezmann: Ballon d’Or ‘on my mind’

Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann says he still can’t fathom why he was not voted one of the world’s top three players by FIFA — but hopes winning the “more prestigious” Ballon d’Or will make amends.
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State. Photo- NAN

Governor Ganduje nominates Gawuna as deputy governor, seeks assembly’s approval

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has sent the name of the Commissioner for Agriculture, Alhaji Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, to the state Assembly as his Deputy Governor nominees.
FILE - Head coach Manu Garba attends a Nigeria press conference ahead of their FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013 Semi Final match against Sweden at Al Rashid Stadium on November 4, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Alex Grimm - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Manu Garba: It’s a shame Ghana won’t be part of U-17 AFCON

Golden Eaglets head coach, Manu Garba, says it’s disappointing Ghana failed to qualify for the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations to be staged in Tanzania next year.