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Rafael Nadal (right) went into the final having not dropped a set all week (Gregorio Borgia-AP)

Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic to win ninth Rome title

Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 to win a ninth Italian Open title and a record 34rd Masters crown on Sunday.
Manchester City’s Belgian captain Vincent Kompany (C) lifts the winner’s trophy as the players celebrate victory after the English FA Cup final football match between Manchester City and Watford at Wembley Stadium in London, on May 18, 2019. – Manchester City beat Watford 6-0 at Wembley to claim the FA Cup. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) /

Pep Guardiola hails Manchester City’s history boys

Pep Guardiola saluted Manchester City’s history makers after they clinched the domestic treble with a swaggering 6-0 rout of Watford in the FA Cup final on Saturday.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has revealed how his team beat Liverpool to the Premier League title, according to report in BBC.

Pep Guardiola: I have full confidence in Manchester City over FFP affair

Pep Guardiola insisted on Thursday that he has complete confidence in his bosses at Manchester City ahead of UEFA’s ruling on their participation in the Champions League, as his side prepares for this weekend’s FA Cup final against Watford.
Iker Casillas has dispelled rumours that he is set to retire from football following a heart attack during a Porto training session.

Iker Casillas quashes retirement rumours

Iker Casillas has dispelled rumours that he is set to retire from football following a heart attack during a Porto training session.
After Manchester City became the first team to defend the Premier League title for a decade, Ernesto Valverde had warm words for Pep Guardiola.

Pep Guardiola: Next season I will be Manchester City manager

Pep Guardiola has insisted he will not be taking over at Juventus or any other club as he reiterated his commitment to Manchester City.

Ander Herrera, Pablo Sarabia, Julian Brandt and the best bargains of the transfer window

Premier League clubs can begin reinforcing their squads for next season in earnest after the transfer window opened on Thursday and there are plenty of shrewd signings to be made.

Ander Herrera confirms he is leaving Manchester United

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera will leave the club after five years in the Premier League.
Alvaro Morata is set to remain with Atletico Madrid through June 2020 with the club opting to pay €16 million (£13.8 million-$18 million) to continue the loan arrangement with Chelsea.

Atletico Madrid to pay €16 million to continue Alvaro Morata loan

Alvaro Morata is set to remain with Atletico Madrid through June 2020 with the club opting to pay €16 million (£13.8 million/$18 million) to continue the loan arrangement with Chelsea.
David De Gea

Frans Hoek: David de Gea ‘could play for Barcelona or Manchester City’

David de Gea “could play for Barcelona or Manchester City”, says former Manchester United goalkeeping coach Frans Hoek.
Unai Emery has been urged to offload three Arsenal players (Getty)

Unai Emery wishes Valencia vs Arsenal was Europa League final

Unai Emery says he wishes Arsenal were playing his former club Valencia for the Europa League trophy, rather than facing them in a semi-final.
Erik ten Hag

Bayern consider ex-Real coach or Ajax boss to replace Kovac

Bayern Munich are considering a summer move to Ajax manager Erik ten Hag or former Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui as one of the candidates to replace Niko Kovac end of the season.
Roger Federer was beaten in straight sets by Berna Coric (AFP)

Roger Federer happy to return to clay after three-year absence

Former world number one Roger Federer says he is glad he made the decision to return to clay courts.
Juan Mata has received his final contract offer from Manchester United, with coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopeful the player will remain.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer provides Juan Mata update after Manchester United offer

Juan Mata has received his final contract offer from Manchester United, with coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopeful the player will remain.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he wants Juan Mata to stay at Manchester United and is hopeful the club can agree a deal for him to extend his stay at Old Trafford

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopeful Juan Mata will sign new Manchester United deal

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he has made it clear to Juan Mata that he wants him to remain a Manchester United player, and revealed he is hopeful the midfielder will sign a new deal.
David de Gea is “not the problem” at Manchester United, says Peter Schmeichel, with a legendary former goalkeeper “very disappointed” to see the Spaniard being questioned.

Peter Schmeichel: David de Gea isn’t the problem at Manchester United

David de Gea is “not the problem” at Manchester United, says Peter Schmeichel, with a legendary former goalkeeper “very disappointed” to see the Spaniard being questioned.
Arsenal took a huge step towards the Europa League final as a double from Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s late strike earned a 3-1 semi-final, first leg win over Valencia on Thursday.

Arsenal edge towards Europa League final with victory over Valencia

Arsenal took a huge step towards the Europa League final as a double from Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s late strike earned a 3-1 semi-final, first leg win over Valencia on Thursday.
Maurizio Sarri believes Chelsea's season has been successful so far, as pointed to achievements in cup competitions alongside his side's efforts to finish in the top four.

Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea are facing defensive crisis

Maurizio Sarri says Chelsea are in “trouble” as they face a defensive crisis ahead of their Europa League semi-final against Eintracht Frankfurt.
Pep Guardiola has rubbished reports suggesting that Riyad Mahrez could be moved on just 12 months after making a club-record £60 million ($78m) switch to Manchester City.

Pablo Zabaleta: Pep Guardiola to stay at Manchester City long-term

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola will stay in charge of the club for the foreseeable future regardless of any speculation, according to Pablo Zabaleta.

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A group photograph with Kano State governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, his deputy Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, Speaker state assembly Rurum and the newly appointed emirs from left Sarkin Rano, Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Ila; Sarkin Bichi, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero; from right Sarkin Gaya – Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir Gaya and Sarkin Karaye, Dr. Alhaji Ibrahim ll. After the official installation of four new emirs by Kano State governor on Saturday at indoor stadium at Sani Abacha. Photo Sani Maikatanga

Group calls for scrapping of new emirates in Kano

A group under the aegis of the Renaissance Coalition in collaboration with Civil society organisations (CSOs), and other stakeholders in Kano have called for the scrapping of the newly created emirates in the state.
The rain storm in Lagos on Monday resulted in many residents and motorists counting their losses as it caused traffic gridlock and wreaked havoc in many areas, damaging communication masts, electric poles and other infrastructure.

Downpour causes traffic gridlock in Lagos

The rain storm in Lagos on Monday resulted in many residents and motorists counting their losses as it caused traffic gridlock and wreaked havoc in many areas, damaging communication masts, electric poles and other infrastructure.
President Buhari receiving Report of the Technical Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the National Minimum Wage in State House on 25th Mar 2019 2

Federal government declares May 29, June 12 public holidays

The Federal Government has declared May 29 and June 12 as public holidays to mark the transition to a new government and Democracy Day respectively.

Sanitation: Taraba government bans use of polythene bags

Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba on Monday banned the use of polythene and plastic bags in the state to boost clean environment.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Governor Obaseki: We’ll ensure investors in plantations in Edo preserve forest belt

Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said that the state will ensure its forest belt is preserved as more investors in oil palm, cocoa, rubber plantations set up shop in the state, noting that state will collaborate with relevant stakeholders in the sector on a reforestation programme.