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Roger Federer makes 12th Halle final, on course to retain No.1

Roger Federer is on course to retain the world number one ranking after booking his 12th career final at the ATP Halle grass tournament on Saturday, beating qualifier Denis Kudla 7-6 (7/1), 7-5.
Granit Xhaka

Shaqiri’s late winner gives Switzerland control of Group E destiny

Xherdan Shaqiri scored a late winner to help Switzerland stun Serbia 2-1 in their second Group E game on Friday.
Brazil's forward Neymar attends a training session at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 21, 2018 on the eve of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Brazil and Costa Rica. | AFP PHOTO | GABRIEL BOUYS

Spotlight on Neymar as Brazil aim to find form

Neymar's fitness will be under the microscope on Friday as Brazil try to kickstart their World Cup campaign, anxious to avoid the kind of pitfall that has left Argentina and Lionel Messi facing an early exit.
Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter leaves the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after being heard in the arbitration procedure involving him and FIFA in Lausanne, Switzerland, August 25, 2016. REUTERS:Pierre Albouy Picture Supplied by Action Images

Ex-FIFA supremo Sepp Blatter claims VAR is failing

The 82-year-old Swiss believes FIFA should be using only one VAR "judge" to make sure that decisions are more consistent throughout the World Cup.

Abacha loot: AGF confirms receipt of $370 million from Swiss government

The Federal Government, yesterday, met with top officials of the United Kingdom, United States of America and Jersey to work out the final modalities for drawing down $500 million Abacha loot frozen by the American government.

Sepp Blatter to defy FIFA ban to attend World Cup, meet Vladimir Putin

Disgraced former FIFA chief Sepp Blatter will defy a ban to attend two World Cup matches and also meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, his spokesman said Monday.

Brazil held to shock draw by Switzerland in World Cup Group E opener

Switzerland battled back from a goal down to earn a point in a 1-1 draw with Brazil as the two teams opened Group E play at Rostov Arena on Sunday.

Swiss parliament approves ‘gender quotas’ for big businesses

The Swiss parliament has voted for gender quotas in the boardrooms of large publicly-traded companies.

Roger Federer wins 98th ATP Title in Stuttgart

Roger Federer claimed his 98th ATP title on Sunday with a 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) defeat of Milos Raonic in the grass-court Stuttgart Cup final.

Roger Federer regains world number one ranking after Nick Kyrgios win

Roger Federer staged a 6-7 (2-7), 6-2, 7-6 (7/5) comeback on Saturday over Nick Kyrgios to reach the Stuttgart Cup final and take back the world number one ranking.

World Cup: Brazil better prepared now than in 2014 – Paulinho

Brazil midfielder Paulinho believes his side are in much better shape heading into this year’s World Cup in Russia than they were as the host nation four years ago.

Federal government approves N500 million legal fee for N330 billion MTN fine

The Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved the payment of N500m to the lawyers that worked for the recovery of N330bn fine from MTN Nigeria Limited.

Gianni Infantino says FIFA was ‘clinically dead’ when he took over

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said Wednesday that world football’s governing body was “clinically dead” when he took over following a corruption scandal that engulfed his predecessor Sepp Blatter.

Rafael Nadal stays top of ATP pile with French Open repeat

Spain’s Rafael Nadal maintained his hold on top spot in the men’s ATP rankings Monday after his 11th French Open success.

Paolo Guerrero scores twice on Peru comeback after doping reprieve

Peru captain Paolo Guerrero celebrated his reprieve from a doping ban in style on Sunday, scoring twice in a 3-0 friendly win over Saudi Arabia.

Top sports court says won’t oppose World Cup place for Paolo Guerrero

The Court of Arbitration for Sport indicated it would not oppose a stay for Guerrero, who tested positive for traces of cocaine after a World Cup qualifier against Argentina in November.

Elderly Amnesty volunteer on trial in France for helping migrants

A 73-year-old Amnesty International volunteer appeared in court in France on Wednesday charged with helping two underage Africans illegally enter the country, the latest case involving activists assisting migrants on the move through Europe.

2019: Nigerians urges INEC to reconsider independent candidacy

A cross section of Nigerians in Switzerland on Tuesday urged the Independent National Electoral Commission to join the comity of democratic nations by mainstreaming independent candidacy in the electoral process in 2019.

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2019: Ex-President Obasanjo hold talks with Afenifere, other Yoruba leaders in Lagos

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