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Tottenham Hotspur are in talks with Real Madrid to re-sign winger Gareth Bale, his agent said on Tuesday, as the Wales international looks to end his troubled spell at the Spanish club.

Tottenham in talks with Real Madrid to re-sign Gareth Bale – agent

Tottenham Hotspur are in talks with Real Madrid to re-sign winger Gareth Bale, his agent said on Tuesday, as the Wales international looks to end his troubled spell at the Spanish club.
Tiger Woods hits from the thirteenth tee during a practice round for the 2020 U.S. Open golf tournament at Winged Foot Golf Club - West. Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Tiger Woods aims to end lacklustre run at U.S. Open

Tiger Woods hopes to snap his run of lacklustre performances at the U.S. Open this week, nearly a year after his last PGA Tour victory.
The McLaren 765LT is seen at its launch at the McLaren headquarters in Woking, Britain. REUTERS-Peter Nicholls

McLaren to sell and lease back Woking factory

McLaren will sell their state-of-the-art Formula One headquarters and lease it back long-term to raise cash and reduce the company’s debt, the team’s chief executive Zak Brown said on Saturday.
Britain's Andy Murray reacts during his match against Netherlands' Tallon Griekspoor REUTERS-Susana Vera-File Photo

Murray wants assurance on quarantine issues before U.S. Open

Players need assurance that they would not face mandatory quarantine upon returning to Europe from the U.S. Open before travelling to New York amid the COVID-19 pandemic, former world number one Andy Murray has said.
Zamalek's Mahmoud Alaa celebrates scoring their third goal REUTERS-Amr Abdallah Dalsh

African Champions League final to be played October 16-17

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has abandoned plans to play the semi-final and final of the 2019-20 African Champions League in a single venue and have set a date of Oct. 16-17 for the continental decider.
Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne in action with Watford's Ismaila Sarr, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Richard Heathcote-Pool via REUTERS

Watford slip into Premier League bottom three after thrashing by Manchester City

Watford’s hopes of avoiding relegation suffered a double blow on Tuesday when they were thrashed 4-0 at home by Manchester City and then slipped into the Premier League relegation zone after fellow strugglers Aston Villa beat Arsenal in the late game.
David Havili of the Canterbury Crusaders scores a try as he is tackled by Ruan Combrinck of South Africa's Lions. REUTERS-Stringer

South Africa Super Rugby teams back in training on Monday

South Africa’s Super Rugby franchises will be allowed to start training next week, officials confirmed on Friday, a step closer to a return to the playing field after a frustrating four months.
Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette in action with Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS - Paul Childs - Pool

Arsenal beat Liverpool 2-1 to end hopes of record points haul

Arsenal capitalised on shocking errors from Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Alisson to beat the champions 2-1 at The Emirates on Wednesday and end their hopes of a record points tally for the Premier League season.
West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini. REUTERS-David Klein

Manuel Pellegrini named new Real Betis manager on three-year deal

Real Betis have appointed former Real Madrid and Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini as their manager from next season on a three-year contract, the La Liga side said on Thursday.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton on the grid kneels wearing an anti-racism T-shirt before the race Mark Thompson-Pool via REUTERS

Lewis Hamilton, other F1 drivers take a knee in Austria

Six times world champion Lewis Hamilton and a majority of Formula One’s 20 drivers took a knee on the starting grid before Sunday’s season-opening Austrian Grand Prix.
Gold medalist Wilson Kipsang of Kenya poses on podium. REUTERS-Toru Hanai-File Photo

Four-year ban for Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang after giving fake-photo evidence for missed test

Former marathon world record holder Wilson Kipsang of Kenya has been handed a four-year ban for anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs) that included using a fake photo of a traffic accident to justify one of four missed whereabouts appointments, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Friday.
Liverpool fans celebrate winning the Premier League outside Anfield after Chelsea won their match against Manchester City REUTERS-Phil Noble-File Photo

Liverpool reiterate need for safe celebrations ahead of Villa clash

Liverpool have again urged their supporters to avoid mass gatherings in the city and to celebrate their Premier League triumph safely at home in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, chief executive Peter Moore said on Friday.
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Inter Milan reach agreement to sign Achraf Hakimi from Real Madrid

Inter Milan have reached an agreement with Real Madrid to sign Moroccan fullback Achraf Hakimi, the La Liga club announced on Thursday.
West Ham United's Andriy Yarmolenko scores their third goal, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Michael Regan-Pool via REUTERS

West Ham win an anomaly in meek relegation battle

Until West Ham United’s 3-2 home win over Chelsea on Wednesday, restart had certainly not amounted to a fresh start for the club’s languishing at the wrong end of the Premier League.
General view as Red Bull's Max Verstappen celebrates winning the race with second placed Ferrari's Charles Leclerc and third placed Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas on the podium REUTERS-Lisi Niesner-File Photo

Austria gives go-ahead to crowd-free F1 races

Formula One can start its season in Austria with two races behind closed doors on July 5 and 12, the country’s health ministry said on Saturday.
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp looks dejected as he applauds the fans after the match REUTERS-Phil Noble

Jurgen Klopp delivers Zoom surprise to Liverpool fans in isolation

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp brought smiles to the faces of three supporters currently in isolation amid the COVID-19 pandemic by dropping in on their Zoom calls.
Bournemouth's Simon Francis looks dejected. Reuters-Molly Darlington

Bournemouth skipper concerned by risk of players spreading the coronavirus

Bournemouth captain Simon Francis said he is concerned by the Premier League’s plans to resume its 2019-20 season due to the risk of players spreading the coronavirus amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bayern Muninch's Manuel Neuer during training despite most sport being cancelled around the world as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID19) continues. REUTERS-Andreas Gebert

Hope mixed with worry and uncertainty as football reawakens

Football is re-awakening amid the COVID-19 pandemic but the sense of hope at teams which have started training is mixed with worry over whether it might be too soon and the uncertainty of how to keep players safe.

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Ondo governor approves second term inauguration committee

Ahead of his inauguration for the second term in office, Ondo State governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, on Friday approved the setting up of a 25-member committee.
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#EndSARS: Lagos government directs MDAs to forward list of destroyed properties

Sequel to the recent unrest in Lagos State which resulted in wanton destruction to some government properties, items, and valuables, the state government on Friday directed all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to send the list of all affected properties, items and other valuables in their domain.
Liberian President George Weah on Friday inaugurated a new national carrier for the West African country, named Lone Star Air, about 30 years after the country’s previous airline went bust.

Liberia launches new national carrier ‘Lone Star Air’

Liberian President George Weah on Friday inaugurated a new national carrier for the West African country, named Lone Star Air, about 30 years after the country’s previous airline went bust.
John Nkengasong, Africa's Director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), speaks during an interview with Reuters at the African Union (AU) Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 11, 2020. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri

Africa CDC warns of possible second wave of virus infection

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Friday urged the African continent to brace itself for possible second wave COVID-19 infections.
Ms Comfort Lamptey, UN Women Country Representative to Nigeria, gave the commendation during the launch of activities to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the UNSCR 1325 in Abuja.

UN lauds Nigeria for implementing programmes on women

The United Nations (UN) has commended the Federal Government on the implementation of its (UN) Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) 1325 programmes on women, peace and security in Nigeria.