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Thiago Silva is eager to point out that he is not at Chelsea to “visit tourist sites” and “go through the motions”, with the Brazilian defender determined “to win” with the Blues.

Thiago Silva not at Chelsea to ‘visit tourist sites’

Thiago Silva is eager to point out that he is not at Chelsea to “visit tourist sites” and “go through the motions”, with the Brazilian defender determined “to win” with the Blues.
Israel Adesanya delivered a perfect performance to knock out bitter rival Paulo Costa and retain his UFC middleweight championship.

Israel Adesanya knocks out Paulo Costa to retain UFC middleweight title

Israel Adesanya delivered a perfect performance to knock out bitter rival Paulo Costa and retain his UFC middleweight championship.
Liverpool new boy Thiago Alcantara is the best in the world at keeping possession, claims Reds legend John Barnes, while Fabinho is fast becoming one of the first names on the team sheet at Anfield.

Liverpool new boy Thiago billed as world’s best in one key area as Barnes...

Liverpool new boy Thiago Alcantara is the best in the world at keeping possession, claims Reds legend John Barnes, while Fabinho is fast becoming one of the first names on the team sheet at Anfield.
CONCACAF has confirmed that the body's member nations will have to wait until 2021 in order to begin qualifying for the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

CONCACAF postpones start of World Cup qualifying until 2021 due to pandemic

CONCACAF has confirmed that the body's member nations will have to wait until 2021 in order to begin qualifying for the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
Lionel Messi reportedly has Barcelona in “suspense” amid talk over his future.

Gary Neville: I hope Lionel Messi doesn’t do very well for Manchester City

Gary Neville cannot see his former employers at Manchester United joining the race for Lionel Messi and hopes the mercurial Argentine “doesn’t do very well” if he ends up leaving Barcelona for Manchester City.
Fires resulting from unchecked deforestation are poisoning air millions of people breathe, affecting health throughout the Brazilian Amazon, a report said on Wednesday.

Fires in Brazilian Amazon cause extensive health damage – report

Fires resulting from unchecked deforestation are poisoning air millions of people breathe, affecting health throughout the Brazilian Amazon, a report said on Wednesday.
Lionel Messi reportedly has Barcelona in “suspense” amid talk over his future.

Joan Laporta: Barcelona board look like they want to sell Lionel Messi

Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta has hit out at the “incompetents” currently controlling the club, with Josep Maria Bartomeu accused of disrespecting Luis Suarez and looking to sell Lionel Messi.
Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

Coronavirus death toll exceeds 700, 000 worldwide

Coronavirus deaths across the world have surpassed 700, 000, as cases continue to surge in countries yet to reach the peak of infections.
Barcelona legend Ronaldinho is set to be released from house arrest in Paraguay after four months, according to a report in ESPN.

Ronaldinho to regain freedom after four-month house arrest

Barcelona legend Ronaldinho is set to be released from house arrest in Paraguay after four months, according to a report in ESPN.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Brazil records over 50,000 coronavirus cases for third consecutive day

Brazil has recorded over 50,000 new cases of the novel coronavirus in a 24-hour period for the third day in a row, the Health Ministry said in the capital Brasilia late Friday.

FIFPRO wants specific measures to protect players from overload

The global footballers’ union FIFPRO wants concrete safeguards to protect players from fixture overload and the consequent risk of injury.
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Leeds ready to offer Marcelo Bielsa a mind-blowing new contract

Leeds officials will sit down with Marcelo Bielsa this week and try to thrash out a contract extension that will see the Argentine coach stay for at least another 12 months.

Amaju Pinnick: NFF working on hiring quality coaches for the Super Falcons

The President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, says hiring a top-quality coach for the Super Falcons remains the priority of the Federation.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

Super Eagles set for two friendly games

The Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick, has revealed that the Super Eagles will return back to action with two friendly games in September.
Philippe Coutinho’s loan move to Bayern Munich is costing the Bavarians £563,000 a game, according to German news outlet, Bild.

Barcelona offer Philippe Coutinho to Arsenal, Newcastle

Barcelona have offered Philippe Coutinho to Arsenal and Newcastle in an ongoing bid to free up squad space and funds that will allow them to launch a raid on Inter for Lautaro Martinez, according to a report.

Botafogo sign another former Chelsea star

Brazilian club Botafogo has opted to sign another ex-Chelsea star Salomon Kalou after been heavily linked to former Nigeria international John Mikel Obi
China acknowledged that it instructed unauthorized laboratories to destroy samples of the novel coronavirus but for biosafety reasons.

Brazil becomes second country to hit one million coronavirus cases after US

Brazil has become the second country in the world to hit one million coronavirus cases after infections soared by 54,000 in one day.
Inter Milan defender Diego Godin felt “exposed” to coronavirus until the last minute, saying Serie A tried to continue until it became “unsustainable”.

Diego Godin has no plans to quit Inter amid Tottenham transfer speculation

Diego Godin insists he is happy at Inter amid reports the experienced Uruguayan defender is looking for a way out just a year after his arrival in Serie A.

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Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has disclosed that the US$50 million University of Transportation, Daura, scheduled to take off September next year will be built free of charge by the Chinese government.

Nigeria to apply for $11 billion loan to construct Lagos-Calabar rail line – minister

Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, said, yesterday, that the Federal Government was set to apply for a $11 billion loan to construct Lagos to Calabar rail.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti governor interacts with workers, assures of improved welfare

The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has assured workers of better welfare and improved working conditions as incentives for quality service delivery.
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Thomas Mueller’s form fuels calls for Germany recall

His latest eye-catching club performance has prompted fresh hopes of a Germany recall for Mueller, who was dropped by Joachim Loew from the national set-up in 2019 alongside Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels.
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has denied claims that his government has sold off the Ekiti State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja.

#EndSARS: Why Ekiti deployed soldiers to protest locations – official

The Ekiti State Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, Akin Omole, says the government deployed soldiers to #EndSARS protest locations in the state to protect the youths demonstrating against police brutality and extrajudicial killings.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

One dead, policeman injured in Kano

The death of a 17-year-old on Monday sparked off demonstrations by angry youths against the police in Kano.