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Australia’s second most populous state Victoria entered a five-day lockdown on Saturday as authorities raced to prevent a third wave of COVID-19 cases sparked by the highly infections UK variant.
Paris St Germain forward Neymar has said he was the target of a racist slur during the French champions’ 1-0 defeat by Olympique Marseille on Sunday, the BBC reported.
Novak Djokovic has proved unbeatable on court this year but Sunday’s dramatic disqualification from the U.S. Open was not the first time questionable judgement has led to unintended consequences for the world number one.
Women professionals are taking part in discussions on joining Novak Djokovic’s breakaway tennis players association, the men’s world number one said on Friday, adding that he was “unpleasantly surprised” at the opposition from some players.
Novak Djokovic cruised past Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff 6-3 6-1 on Wednesday to reach a record-equalling eighth Western & Southern Open semi-final where he will face Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut.
Australian sportsmen from several codes have spoken out against gamblers who abuse players on social media when they lose bets after an Australian Rules player said he had received death threats at the weekend.
Goalkeeper David de Gea will not be content with personal accolades and needs to win more major trophies at Manchester United, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho says he is unhappy with the long break between matches his team have had since the Premier League resumed following the COVID-19 shutdown.
Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce wants “clarity” from the Premier League on the proposed Saudi-backed takeover of the club as he says the delay in approving the deal is “not healthy for anybody”.
World number two Simona Halep is “highly unlikely” to play in the U.S. Open with organisers set to put strict health protocols in place for the Grand Slam due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a spokeswoman for the Romanian told Reuters.
Winger Kenki Fukuoka, who helped Japan reach the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals last year, has said he will not be available for the rugby sevens tournament at the Tokyo Olympics as he will be studying for medical school.
World number one Rory McIlroy says he is planning to play in the PGA Tour’s first three tournaments when the season resumes next month after the COVID-19 disruption.
Manchester City defender Kyle Walker says he feels “harassed” by a section of the British media following a report that he broke lockdown restrictions three times this week to visit family.
The Premier League is determined to complete the season stalled by the COVID-19 pandemic but is “nowhere near” finding a formula that would allow it to do so, Aston Villa chief executive Christian Purslow has said.
“The organizing committee has identified those who have had close contact with the patient and entered them in home isolation from today, while the floor where the individual worked will be closed off and disinfected,” the committee said in a statement.
German football clubs are hoping a return to action is on the horizon, even if it means playing in closed stadiums, after the country’s health minister and regional leaders said matches could potentially resume from May 9.
American teenager Coco Gauff says she struggled to deal with the hype and mental pressure brought on by her rapid rise in the tennis world and that she had to rediscover her love for the game after becoming depressed.
Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins is on the verge of a return to Shanghai Shenhua, Chinese media have reported, increasing the likelihood Odion Ighalo will make his stay at Manchester United a permanent one this summer.
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Some gunmen in the early hours of Monday attacked the Iboko Divisional Police Station in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Nigeria’s South-east.
A source in the community told newsmen that the victim simply identified as Chinwendu visited the suspect from her village, Ohabele in Obosima community in Ohaji/ Egbema LGA of the state after returning from Aba in Abia state.
FIFA have asked three candidates to back South Africa’s Patrice Motsepe in the upcoming Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidential election, a source close to one of the candidates told AFP.
Manchester City are in another battle with stats boffins Opta over Pep Guardiola’s managerial record.
According to him, “if after 50 years of Nigeria/Biafra civil war and political power brokers do not find it expediently urgent to close this monumental gap of inequality by giving a sense of belonging to the South-East region of Nigeria, then Ndigbo Republic (NR) is inevitable and I will lead the struggle of its actualisation.”
Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said he’s the worst loser at the club.
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says it has completed the listing of households in 50 enumeration areas of Edo, ahead of the 2021 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS 6) in the state.
The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Kashifu Abdulahhi, has stated that Nigeria’s attainment of digital transformation depends on the optimisation of the vast opportunities embedded in the space ecosystem.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced June 15 as the deadline for the 2020 admissions into Nigerian tertiary institutions.
The German tactician stated this in an interview with News Central, where he highlighted reasons why it will be tough for the team to lift the trophy. g