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Bonfrere Jo: ‘Youthful Super Eagles’ have great future

Former Super Eagles’ coach Bonfrere Jo says the Super Eagles lacked the tactical cohesion to excel at just concluded 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt but maintained that the team can excel if properly managed.
FILE PHOTO: Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, head trainer for IBF junior welterweight champion Zab Judah of New York, speaks during a news conference at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada July 21, 2011. Judah will defend his title against WBA super lightweight champion Amir Khan at the arena on Saturday. REUTERS/Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun/File Photo

Boxing legend Pernell Whitaker passes on at 55

Former Olympic boxing gold medallist and four-weight world champion Pernell Whitaker has died after a traffic accident in Virginia, police confirmed on Monday.
Germany send Super Falcons packing from 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup after 3-0 win on Saturday evening encounter at the Stade des Alpes in Grenoble. 51

Nigeria, South Africa improve in Fifa Women’s World Rankings

Nigeria moved two places up to 36th position in Fifa's latest women's world ranking.
South African 800 meters Olympic champion Caster Semenya arrives for a landmark hearing at the Court of Arbitration (CAS) in Lausanne on February 18, 2019. – Semenya will challenge a proposed rule by the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) aiming to restrict testosterone levels in female runners. (Photo by Harold CUNNINGHAM / AFP)

Caster Semenya: IAAF made me a human guinea pig

South Africa’s double Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya on Tuesday accused world athletics’ governing body the IAAF of using her as a “human guinea pig”.
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Tokyo 2020 podiums to be made of recycled plastic

Medalists at next year’s Summer Olympics will stand on podiums made from recycled plastic waste collected from local households or the ocean, Tokyo 2020 organizers said on Tuesday.
Manchester United completed a deal for Wales winger Daniel James this summer (Getty)

Manchester United-bound Daniel James likened to Usain Bolt and Ronaldo

Jet-heeled Manchester United-bound winger Daniel James was likened to eight-time Olympic gold medallist sprinter Usain Bolt and Brazil icon Ronaldo by Hungary coach Marco Rossi ahead of Tuesday's Euro 2020 qualifier with Wales.
Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya will run her last 800-metres today before the International Association of Athletics Federations imposes hugely controversial new rules limiting testosterone in female athletes.

Swiss court rules Caster Semenya free to run without medication while appeal is heard

Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya will for now be able to run in her favoured 800 metres event without medication to lower her testosterone levels, her lawyers said on Monday.
Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya will run her last 800-metres today before the International Association of Athletics Federations imposes hugely controversial new rules limiting testosterone in female athletes.

Caster Semenya to return to track in 2,000 metres race in France

Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya will run in the 2,000 metres in a meeting held in the Paris suburbs on June 11, the organisers said on Friday.
Lamar Odom

How NBA star used fake manhood to cheat drug testers in 2004

Former NBA star Lamar Odom has revealed he used a prosthetic penis to dupe drug-testers before competing at the 2004 Olympics for the United States, according to an upcoming memoir.
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Gernot Rohr defends Mikel Obi, Kelechi Iheanacho for AFCON

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has stoutly defend the choice of his 25-man provisional teal list for the forthcoming Total CAF Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Egypt 2019, insisting that addition of captain Mikel Obi was strategic towards a successful outing for the team.
Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare-Ighotegunor finished second with a time of 11.07seconds in the women’s 100m event at the Shanghai Diamond League on Saturday.

Blessing Okagbare qualifies for world athletics championship

Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare-Ighotegunor finished second with a time of 11.07 seconds in the women’s 100m event at the Shanghai Diamond League on Saturday.
(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.
South African Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya looks on after running the 1.500m senior women final at the ASA Senior Championships at Germiston Athletics stadium, in Germiston on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa on April 26, 2019. (Photo by STRINGER / AFP)

South Africa’s Caster Semenya loses court challenge against IAAF testosterone rules

Semenya, a double Olympic champion, was fighting measures imposed by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) that compel “hyperandrogenic” athletes — or those with “differences of sexual development” (DSD) — to lower their testosterone levels if they wish to compete as women.
Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge won the men’s London Marathon on Sunday in a time of two hours two minutes and 37 seconds – the second fastest time for any marathon.

Eliud Kipchoge wins men’s London Marathon

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge won the men’s London Marathon on Sunday in a time of two hours two minutes and 37 seconds – the second fastest time for any marathon.
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Olympics: Tokyo 2020 marathon events to start early due to heat fears

Next year’s men and women’s Olympic marathon events will start at 6 a.m. local time to prevent the worst of Tokyo’s blazing summer heat, organisers said on Tuesday.
Former international Nwankwo Kanu has given accolades to retiring Osaze Odemwingie as a perfect gentleman who comported himself both on and off the pitch.

Nwankwo Kanu: Osaze Odemwingie a perfect gentleman

Former international Nwankwo Kanu has given accolades to retiring Osaze Odemwingie as a perfect gentleman who comported himself both on and off the pitch.
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William Troost-Ekong: Playing for Nigeria best decision ever

Udinese defender William Troost-Ekong says switching allegiance from the Netherlands to Nigeria was his best career decision ever.
Nigeria's Odunayo Adekuoroye

Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye ripe for Olympic gold – coach

Female coach, Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF), Akuh Purity, believes World Wrestling Championship silver medalist, Odunayo Adekuoroye (57kg), has gathered enough experience to win gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.

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Troops invade Bayelsa community, raze houses over killing of soldiers

Troops of the 16 Brigade of the Nigerian Army on Tuesday allegedly invaded the Azagbene community in the Ekermor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State and burnt down houses after chasing away residents.
Ini Umotong scored a goal as Brighton thrashed Crystal Palace 5-1 to launch their preseason training activities in style.

Ini Umotong scores as Brighton thrash Crystal Palace in preseason opener

Ini Umotong scored a goal as Brighton thrashed Crystal Palace 5-1 to launch their preseason training activities in style.

Presidential panel summons NNPC boss over ExxonMobil underpayment

The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Property has summoned the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr Mele Kyari, over alleged $1.8bn owed the Federal Government by Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (ExxonMobil).
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MIKE SMITH Joint Military Task Force (JTF) spokesman Lt.Col. Onyema Nwachukwu speaks on illegal oil refineries and miltary operations to dislodge oil thieves in Bayelsa State of Niger Delta on April 9, 2013. Shell Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) had threatened to shut down production in April for nine days in the entire Nembe Trunk Line to remove a number of bunkering points on pipelines vandalised by oil thieves in the region. Since 2009, SPDC has experienced an upsurge in vandalisation of pipeline network by criminals causing severe environmental devastation and forcing the company to lose 60,000 barrels daily this year. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Troops kill 132 bandits, arrest 25 others

The Defence Headquarters yesterday said its operations launched to wipe out banditry, kidnapping and robbery in the North West part of the country have killed 132 armed bandits, recovered 39 firearms and 2,437 rounds of ammunitions between May and July.

Central bank chief defends planned restriction of forex for milk importation

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday confirmed that its planned policy to restrict allocation of foreign exchange (FOREX) for milk importation and other diary products into the country will soon become effective.