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Report: Inter Milan prepare to offer Barcelona several players for Jordi Alba

Barcelona’s summer overhaul under Joan Laporta is in full flow. Tasked with reversing a frightening economic crisis, as well as building a competitive squad for the season to follow, things have not been easy. But the club has been making major moves.
Bayern Munich have responded after UEFA rejected a request for Germany to light up the Allianz Arena in rainbow colours for Wednesday’s Euro 2020 clash with Hungary due to political reasons.

Euro 2020: Bayern respond to UEFA rainbow rejection

Bayern Munich have responded after UEFA rejected a request for Germany to light up the Allianz Arena in rainbow colours for Wednesday’s Euro 2020 clash with Hungary due to political reasons.
The German FA has said it will not be punished by UEFA for the rainbow-coloured captain’s armband Germany skipper Manuel Neuer has worn during Euro 2020 in solidarity with gay pride this month.

No Uefa hammer for gay supporting German skipper

The German FA has said it will not be punished by UEFA for the rainbow-coloured captain’s armband Germany skipper Manuel Neuer has worn during Euro 2020 in solidarity with gay pride this month.
Robin Gosens put on a masterclass for Germany against Portugal and it earned the Atalanta wing-back interest from Barcelona.

Barcelona target Atalanta wing-back Robin Gosens

Robin Gosens put on a masterclass for Germany against Portugal and it earned the Atalanta wing-back interest from Barcelona.
Nigeria’s national U-21 champion Taiwo Mati has been listed among the awardees of 2021 With The Future In Mind (WFIM) scholarship by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).

Taiwo Mati gets ITTF scholarship

Nigeria’s national U-21 champion Taiwo Mati has been listed among the awardees of 2021 With The Future In Mind (WFIM) scholarship by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).
Real Madrid and Chelsea has scoffed at an online report of Timo Werner being of interest for Carlo Ancelotti.

Real Madrid, Chelsea baffled by Timo Werner claims

Real Madrid and Chelsea has scoffed at an online report of Timo Werner being of interest for Carlo Ancelotti.
Athletics - IAAF Diamond League - Golden Gala - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy - May 31, 2018 Luvo Manyonga of South Africa celebrates winning the Men's long jump REUTERS/Tony Gentile

South African long jumper gets four-year ban for anti-doping violation

Olympic long jump silver medallist Luvo Manyonga is set to miss the Tokyo Games after being banned for four years for a second anti-doping rule violation, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Friday.
Inter Miami owner Jorge Mas believes his side will be able to land Barcelona star Lionel Messi in the future.

Barcelona boss: Leo Messi has to finish his career at Camp Nou

Ronald Koeman says Lionel Messi "has to finish his career at Barcelona", with the Blaugrana boss expecting a contract extension for the mercurial Argentine to be announced "soon".
Pop star turned swimmer Cody Simpson missed out on making Australia’s Tokyo Olympic team Thursday, but now has his sights set on Paris in 2024.

Pop star turned swimmer Cody Simpson misses qualifying for Olympics

Pop star turned swimmer Cody Simpson missed out on making Australia’s Tokyo Olympic team Thursday, but now has his sights set on Paris in 2024.
Japan’s government will approve tighter coronavirus measures for the capital on Friday, weeks after lifting a state of emergency and with just over 100 days until the postponed Tokyo Olympics.

IOC announces details of ‘Olympic Forest’ project

International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the details of its project to plant the “Olympic Forest” in Mali and Senegal, an element of the IOC’s climate-positive strategy.
Raheem Sterling proved doubters wrong with a superb performance in England’s 1-0 victory over Croatia at Wembley in Euro 2020 on Sunday.

Euro 2020: Raheem Sterling takes up meditation to ‘stay connected’ to body

England forward Raheem Sterling has said he meditates in his downtime during the European Championship to “stay connected” to his body and brain.
Manchester United legend Gary Neville has theorised that his former club signed Donny van de Beek in the expectation that Paul Pogba would depart.

Donny van de Beek offering himself to Barcelona following Manchester United misery

According to recent reports, Manchester United midfielder, Donny van de Beek has offered his services to La Liga giants Barcelona.
Kei Kamara converted a penalty to take Sierra Leone to the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 1996 with a 1-0 win over Benin on Tuesday in a qualifier twice postponed due to a coronavirus tests drama.

Clubless Kei Kamara takes Sierra Leone back to AFCON

Kei Kamara converted a penalty to take Sierra Leone to the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 1996 with a 1-0 win over Benin on Tuesday in a qualifier twice postponed due to a coronavirus tests drama.
American middle distance runner Shelby Houlihan has been banned from athletics for four years after testing positive for a prohibited substance which she blamed on a burrito.

American middle distance runner banned for four years

American middle distance runner Shelby Houlihan has been banned from athletics for four years after testing positive for a prohibited substance which she blamed on a burrito.
Ahmed Musa trained with Kano Pillars for the first time since rejoining the club on Monday morning.

Kano Pillars forward Ahmed Musa faults crowd troubles as LMC fines club

Super Eagles Captain, Ahmed Musa, has expressed dissatisfaction over crowd troubles in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
Tonobock Okowa, chairman of Delta State Athletics Association, has been elected President of Athletics Federation of Nigeria.

Tonobock Okowa emerges new AFN president

Okowa who was the sole candidate for the position of President polled 41 votes (three voided) and was duly returned as the president of the AFN by the chairman of the of the AFN Electoral Commission, Mr Elias Gora, former General Secretary of the Nigeria Olympics Committee and former World Athletics lecturer and course director.
Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte it set to play for Spain at the European Championship.

Report: Aymeric Laporte pressuring Manchester City to allow Barcelona transfer

It has been a busy beginning to the summer transfer window for Barcelona, already completing the signings of Sergio Agüero, Emerson Royal, and Eric García. Now, another Manchester City player is being linked to a move to Catalunya this summer as the Catalan club look to continue their rebuild.
Czech Republic coach Jaroslav Silhavy is anticipating a close-run Euro 2020 opener against Scotland after missing two games against them last year due to a Covid-19 outbreak.

Euro 2020: Czech coach expects close Scotland game in opener

Czech Republic coach Jaroslav Silhavy is anticipating a close-run Euro 2020 opener against Scotland after missing two games against them last year due to a Covid-19 outbreak.
Ibrahim Shehu Gusau emerges new AFN President

Ibrahim Gusau laments as World Athletics denies him access to AFN official email

Under-fire outgoing president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Shehu Ibrahim Gusau, says he has been locked out of the official e-mail of the federation by World Athletics.
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Euro 2020: Italy coach writes open letter to fans ahead of kickoff

Mancini will lead Italy into the tournament boasting a 100 per cent record in qualifiers.

Manchester United identify Kingsley Coman as Jadon Sancho alternative

Manchester United will make an approach for Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman if they fail to reach a transfer agreement for Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho.
Ajax’s Cameroonian international goalkeeper Andre Onana has been suspended for one year for doping, the Dutch club said on Friday.

Arsenal alerted as CAS slashes Andre Onana’s doping ban

Ajax goalkeeper, Andre Onana, has had his doping ban reduced to nine months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

‘Armed robbers’ involved in ghastly motor accident in Ogun

Three suspected armed robbers on Saturday were involved a ghastly motor accident at Ode-Remo, Ogun State, while escaping with a car they allegedly snatched at gunpoint.

Russians nationals detained in Chad desert say they are tourists

A group of Russians detained by the police in a part of northern Chad where the army has been battling a rebel invasion from Libya said on Wednesday that they were tourists who had come to sightsee in the Sahara Desert.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate vows to expose MDAs refusing to account for public funds

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the upper chamber will publish the names of government agencies that have refused to appear before the Public Accounts Committee to defend the interrogations of the Auditor-General for the Federation in the 2015 report.
Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has addressed the issues surrounding the strike action by some state-owned tertiary institutions, declaring that the state will resolve the matter within the month.

Oyo governor urges council chiefs to strengthen intelligence gathering in their areas

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged local government chairmen in the state to upscale intelligence gathering in their respective council areas.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

Super Eagles coach joins NPFL stars in training ahead of Mexico friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

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Turkish club Menemenspor have beamed their searchlight on Nigerian forward David Egbo as they get ready for next season.

Turkish club Menemenspor chase David Egbo

Menemenspor are hoping to add the 22-year-old Egbo from Major League Side (MLS) side Vancouver Whitecaps to their squad.
Britain on Thursday said it had agreed on a truce with the United States over a 17-year long tariffs dispute involving European planemaker Airbus and US rival Boeing.

UK, US strike deal over Airbus-Boeing dispute

Britain on Thursday said it had agreed on a truce with the United States over a 17-year long tariffs dispute involving European planemaker Airbus and US rival Boeing.

Mikel Obi promises to inspire after appointment as youth ambassador

Former Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has promised to inspire athletes in Nigeria to realize their goals after being appointed Youth Ambassador by the federal government.
The Management of Rivers State College of Health Science and Management Technology Port Harcourt has directed all the students of the institution to vacate the college premises until further notice.

Rivers college shut, students ordered to vacate premises

The Management of Rivers State College of Health Science and Management Technology Port Harcourt has directed all the students of the institution to vacate the college premises until further notice.
A worker operates a forklift to transport Moderna vaccines against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Taiwan Air cargo Terminal in Taoyuan, Taiwan, June 18, 2021. REUTERS-Ann Wang

Taiwan welcomes US vaccine aid, bolstering its coronavirus fight

Taiwan welcomed 2.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from the United States on Sunday as help from a true friend, more than doubling the major semiconductor-producing island’s arsenal of shots as it deals with a cluster of domestic infections.