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WAUG: 5,000 athletes arrive Port Harcourt

The University of Port Harcourt came alive on Saturday as the 14th West Africa Universities Games began with 85 universities and 5,000 athletes participating.

Lagos Open: We’ll set up Academy to meet world standard – Akinwunmi Ambode

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Saturday said the State Government will fully support the setting up of a Lawn Tennis Academy in the State that would make the annual Lagos Open International Tennis Championship attract the global attention that it truly deserves.
Heavy rain and flash floods hit Sant Llorenc de Cardassar on the island of Majorca

Rafael Nadal helps with clean-up after deadly Majorca floods

Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal has helped with the clean-up operation after deadly flash floods hit his home island of Majorca.
Li Na

Li Na: Naomi Osaka needs ‘desire’ to go further

Chinese tennis great Li Na said US Open champion Naomi Osaka can go on and win multiple Grand Slam titles — if she can find the inner desire to match her physical abilities.

Lagos Open Tennis: Wale Oladunjoye charges foreign embassies to support

Foreign Embassies and High Commissions in Nigeria have been enjoined to mobilise support for their countries players in the ongoing Lagos Open Tennis Championship.
Serena Williams

Topless Serena Williams sparks internet breast cancer stir

Tennis superstar Serena Williams caused an internet sensation on Sunday by posing topless for a video while singing “I Touch Myself” to raise awareness for breast cancer.
Serena Williams

Serena Williams goes topless in breast cancer campaign video

Tennis superstar Serena Williams caused an internet sensation Sunday by posing topless for a video while singing “I Touch Myself” to raise awareness for breast cancer.

World stars arrive as Lagos Open Tennis begins

Lagos will play host to players across the world as the International Tennis Federation (ITF) approved circuit, the Lagos Open Tennis, begins this weekend.
Serena Williams’s claim that the code violations that sparked her meltdown in the US Open final were sexist stirred debate, with WTA Tour chief executive Steve Simon backing her on Sunday.

Serena Williams’ US Open treatment divides tennis world

Serena Williams’ behaviour in Saturday’s US Open final divided the tennis world after she called the chair umpire a “liar” and a “thief”.

Oyo to field 100 athletes for National Youth Games

Oyo State is to field 100 athletes to represent the state in 25 sports at the National Youth Games, billed for the University of Ilorin in Kwara from Sept. 7 to Sept. 17.
Serena Williams

Serena Willaims seeks to cap comeback year with Grand Slam No. 24

Serena Williams, riding an emotional rollercoaster as she adapts to juggling tennis and motherhood, seeks to end 2018 on a high with a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title at the US Open.
Serena Williams

Serena Williams plays down on Roland Garros catsuit red card

Serena Williams has been told that the black catsuit she wore at this year’s French Open will not be allowed next time round at Roland Garros.

French Open bans Serena Williams’ ‘super hero’ catsuit

The French Open is introducing a strict dress code from next year and has effected a ban on Serena Williams’ casuit which she said made her feel like a ‘Super Hero’.

Aliko Dangote calls for quality education funding

Alhaji Aliko Dangote has urged other stakeholders in the sector to join hands with the government to fund education, adding that funding qualitative education goes beyond the government.
Kiki Bertens

Kiki Bertens stuns world number one Simona Halep for Cincinnati title

Dutch surprise Kiki Bertens shocked a fatigued world number one Simona Halep 2-6 7-6(6) 6-2 to win her first hard court final at the Cincinnati Masters on Sunday.
Serena Williams

Serena Williams, Angelique Kerber reach Wimbledon final

The 36-year-old Williams, who did not play Wimbledon last year while taking a leave of absence to have her first child, reached a Grand Slam final for the 12th straight season by beating Julia Goerges 6-2, 6-4 at the All England Club on Thursday.
Roger Federer

Federer warns against internal battles in tennis bodies

Tennis must avoid “internal battles” if its growth is to keep pace with other sports, top male tennis player Roger Federer said on Monday.
Andy Murray

Andy Murray withdraws from Wimbledon

Murray, 31, who has won the competition twice in the past claimed that it is a bit too soon to be playing best-of-five-set matches as he continues his recovery from a hip operation.

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INEC: 13,000 PVCs unclaimed in Kuje

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned against “plot’’ to use the police as a tool to intimidate voters and rig the Irepodun/Ekiti/Oke-Ero/Isin Federal Constituency by-election in Kwara scheduled for Saturday.
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