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Japan’s ruling party on Monday elected chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga as its new leader, making him all but certain to replace Shinzo Abe as the country’s next prime minister.

Japan new premier pledges ‘strong commitment’ to Olympics

Japan’s new Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga, has told the president of the Interna­tional Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, that he is behind next year’s delayed Tokyo Games.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Minister Mr. Sunday Dare has commended Total E&P Nigeria Ltd for their commitment towards the Development of Basketball as well as the Youth.

Sports minister tips D’ Tigers, D’Tigress for laurels in Tokyo

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has commended Total E&P Nigeria Ltd for their commitment towards the Development of Basketball as well as the Youth.
Matchroom boss Barry Hearn is ’95 per cent’ sure Anthony Joshua faces Tyson Fury at the start of next year.

Anthony Joshua advices Tyson Fury to retire from boxing

Anthony Joshua has taken a swipe at heavyweight rival Tyson Fury by claiming he ‘should be looking to retire soon’.
America’s top athletes may be banned from the Olympics and other major sports events if the U.S. follows through on its threat to withdraw funding from the World Anti-Doping Agency.

US threat to pull WADA funding may bar Americans from Olympics

America’s top athletes may be banned from the Olympics and other major sports events if the U.S. follows through on its threat to withdraw funding from the World Anti-Doping Agency.
Coco Gauff’s hopes of launching another deep run at a Grand Slam ended in the first round at the US Open on Monday, with the US teenager succumbing in three sets to Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova.

Coco Gauff bows out of US Open

Coco Gauff’s hopes of launching another deep run at a Grand Slam ended in the first round at the US Open on Monday, with the US teenager succumbing in three sets to Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova.
Tokyo Olympics organisers are eyeing next July as a start date for the postponed Games, Japanese media reported Sunday, following the historic decision to delay the event due to the coronavirus.

Officials say Tokyo Games to be symbol of hope, as flame goes on display

Tokyo Games officials on Monday reiterated that next year’s Games would be a symbol of hope for the world as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.
The giant Olympic rings are seen in the dusk at the waterfront area at Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo, Japan, March 22, 2020. REUTERS-Issei Kato-File Photo

Japan eyeing Olympics, lines up half-billion doses of virus vaccine

Japan is making an aggressive move to grab enough coronavirus vaccine to inoculate its population four times over.
Legendary Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt tested positive for coronavirus, according to reports.

Legendary sprinter Usain Bolt contracts coronavirus

Legendary Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt tested positive for coronavirus, according to reports.
People walk past a mobile phone shop displaying lucky telephone numbers for sale in Hong Kong. Many Asian cultures consider certain numbers -- such as eight -- as good fortune Mike CLARKE AFP-File

‘Lucky’ Chinese phone number fetches $300,000 at online auction

A “lucky” mobile phone number has sold for a whopping 2.25 million yuan ($300,000) after hundreds of people vied online for the right to use the apparently auspicious string of digits.
Sarina Wiegman is to replace Phil Neville as head coach of the England women’s football team next year, the Football Association (FA) announced on Friday.

Dutch boss Sarina Wiegmann to replace Phil Neville as England coach

Sarina Wiegman is to replace Phil Neville as head coach of the England women’s football team next year, the Football Association (FA) announced on Friday.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Tokyo Olympics: Non-contact sports to resume training in Port Harcourt – minister

Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, says non-contact sports athletes will soon resume training in Port Harcourt, Rivers, ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Sport minister meets with PTF on sports festival

A strong indication has emerged that the postponed Edo 2020 National Sports Festival in Benin may still hold this year once there is a drop in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Board member of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation Professor Morakinyo Olatunde has stated that Nigeria wants to host and win the qualifying tournament for the Beach Volleyball event of the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Nigeria wants to host and win 2021 beach volleyball Olympic qualifiers

Board member of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation Professor Morakinyo Olatunde has stated that Nigeria wants to host and win the qualifying tournament for the Beach Volleyball event of the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Secretary-General of the Nigeria Olympic Committee Olabanji Oladapo has stated that the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics by a further one year had become necessary and hence imminent following the formal announcement from the International Olympics Committee yesterday on the premise of the Covid-19 pandemic.

NOC: We did not receive $100 million grant from IOC

The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has denied receiving $100 million grant given by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) clarifying that the body did not receive that sum as a palliative grant from the Committee.
The retirement of two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan signals the end of a golden era of Chinese sporting superstars, state media said on Tuesday.

Lin Dan retirement ends era of ‘Chinese sports superstar’

The retirement of two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan signals the end of a golden era of Chinese sporting superstars, state media said on Tuesday.
Gold medalist Wilson Kipsang of Kenya poses on podium. REUTERS-Toru Hanai-File Photo

Four-year ban for Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang after giving fake-photo evidence for missed test

Former marathon world record holder Wilson Kipsang of Kenya has been handed a four-year ban for anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs) that included using a fake photo of a traffic accident to justify one of four missed whereabouts appointments, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Friday.
Nigerian forward Asisat Oshoala is delighted with her exploits for Barcelona Feminine after bagging a hat-trick on Saturday.

Victor Oshoala blasts CAF over AWCON cancelation

Super Falcons star Asisat Oshoala has slammed the decision of the Confederations of African Football (CAF) to cancel this year’s African Women’s championship.
Jamie Carragher believes the decision not to sign Timo Werner could come back to haunt Liverpool after assessing Takumi Minamino’s contribution.

Jamie Carragher: Takumi Minamino gives Jurgen Klopp a problem after Timo Werner miss

Jamie Carragher believes the decision not to sign Timo Werner could come back to haunt Liverpool after assessing Takumi Minamino’s contribution.

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United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday said United States Ambassador to China Terry Branstad would leave the post.

Mike Pompeo: US initiates ‘snapback’ process to reimpose sanctions on Iran

The United States has initiated the so-called snapback process to restore almost all previously lifted UN sanctions against Iran, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement on Saturday.

Edo election: PDP charges INEC, security agents to protect Edo North votes

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Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), has warned residents to stop building structures on waterways.

Woman delivers baby under bridge in Lagos

Director General, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the “Ambulance team of the agency’s response unit at Eti-osa delivered Ms Blessing Emmanuel, a 35 year-old woman of a live male neonate this afternoon at about 4:30pm under the Ajah Bridge. The lady who has no home nor family in Lagos is from Cross River. Mother and baby are fine and have been taken to Island Maternity where they will get expert care.”