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Global soccer body FIFA has said there is no reason for Swiss authorities to launch criminal proceedings against its president Gianni Infantino who will continue in his role as normal.
Rafael Nadal does not expect to return to play competitive tennis until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has decimated much of this year’s calendar.
Dumped out of the Brisbane International in straight sets last week, Barty retains a comfortable cushion of 1,607 points over the Czech, who went on to win the Brisbane title for the third time in four years on Sunday.
Rafael Nadal was confirmed as the year-end world number one for the fifth time after the ATP released its season-closing rankings on Monday.
Former world number one Andy Murray climbed over 200 places in the new ATP rankings released on Monday while Novak Djokovic extended his lead over Rafael Nadal at the top.
Sand Eagles forward Abu Azeez has has nominated for the 2019 Beach Soccer Stars, Best Male Player of the Year; for a third year running.
Karolina Plikosva’s victory at the Zhengzhou Open at the weekend means the Czech is now just 86 points behind Ashleigh Barty who remains at the top of the WTA rankings released on Monday.
Washington Open semi-finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas has for the first time climbing into the top five of the latest ATP rankings released Monday.
The women’s world rankings were unchanged at the top on Monday with Ashleigh Barty of Australia at number one after leading players took the week off post-Wimbledon.
French head coach Corentin Martins has called-up experienced forwards Moulaye Ahmed Khalil and Ismael Diakhite as well as youngsters Mohamed Dellah Yali and El Hacen El Id who plays for Real Valladolid in Spain for the competition.
Japan’s Naomi Osaka maintained a slender lead over Romanian Simona Halep at the top of the WTA rankings released on Monday.
The Serb is almost 2,500 points ahead of Rafael Nadal while third-placed Alexander Zverev will hope to pick up points at the Marrakech claycourt event this week when Britain’s Kyle Edmund will hope to make moves to regain his place in the top 20.
Roger Federer jumped up one spot to fourth in the ATP rankings released on Monday after capturing his 101st career title with his victory over John Isner in Miami.
World number ones Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep were named top seeds on Thursday for next week’s Australian Open, with 23-time major winner Serena Williams lurking at 16 on the women’s side.
South Africa's Kevin Anderson climbed up two places to sixth in Monday's ATP rankings after sealing a berth at the Tour Finals following his title in Vienna at the weekend.
Russia's Karen Khachanov moved into the top 20 in the latest men's ATP tennis rankings released Monday following his win in the Kremlin Cup.
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The Oyo State Task Force on COVID-19, said on Monday, that Isolation Centres run by the state has recorded zero fatality since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the state, in March 2020.
National Youth Leader, Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, Olorogun Vincent Oyibode, Wednesday, appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to inaugurate without any further delay the new board of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, previously screened and confirmed by the Senate, to check the highhandedness of the Minister of Niger Delta, Senator Godswill Akpabio.
The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation DELTA SAFE, on Tuesday, in Bayelsa, raided the Pirates/Militants’ camp and Kidnappers’ hideouts, eliminating six criminals.
Togo’s tally of COVID-19 cases reached 1,001 on Wednesday with 13 new cases reported in the last day, according to the latest report from the Health and Public Hygiene Ministry.
An Ekiti State High Court, Ado Ekiti Division, on Thursday sentenced a 25 years old herdsman, Mohamodu Haruna, to death by hanging for killing a fellow herder, one Mohamadu Usman.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), on Sunday, said that it is considering a new date, for the commencement of 2020 admission exercise.