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Brazil forward Neymar posted a picture of himself wearing the 2018/2019 Paris St-Germain home shirt on Saturday amid growing speculation he could leave the French champions soon. “Proud to wear the new jersey and to continue giving you joy,” the 26-year-old striker who is recovering from foot surgery posted on his verified Twitter account. Media reports claim that Neymar has told PSG directors he wanted to leave the club after only one season. The Brazilian joined the Ligue 1 club from FC Barcelona for a world record 222 million...

Posted on May 14 2018 - 12:43am by admin
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German Bundesliga table on Saturday, the final day of the season (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): Bayern Munich 34 27 3 4 92 28 84 – champions Schalke 04 34 18 9 7 53 37 63 Hoffenheim 34 15 10 9 66 48 55 Borussia Dortmund 34 15 10 9 64 47 55 ——————————————- Bayer Leverkusen 34 15 10 9 58 44 55 RB Leipzig...

Hamburg were relegated from the Bundesliga for the first time in their history on Saturday, as a 2-1 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach proved too little too late. A proud run of 55 season in Germany’s top flight came to an ugly end, as Hamburg fans set off a flurry of fireworks, releasing a cloud of black smoke across the Volksparkstadion, forcing play to be suspended...

Posted on May 13 2018 - 9:04pm by admin
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German Bundesliga results on Saturday: Bayer Leverkusen 3 (Alario 2, 18, Brandt 56) Hanover 96 2 (Fuellkrug 90, Harnik 90) Bayern Munich 1 (Tolisso 21) VfB Stuttgart 4 (Ginczek 6, 55 Donis 42, Akolo 52) Freiburg 2 (Hoefler 50, Kleindienst 65) Augsburg 0 Hamburg 2 (Hunt 11-pen, Holtby 64) Borussia Moenchengladbach 1 (Drmic 28) Hertha Berlin 2 (Ibisevic 4, Kalou...

Posted on May 13 2018 - 8:33pm by admin
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Brazil forward Neymar posted a picture of himself wearing the 2018/2019 Paris St-Germain home shirt on Saturday amid growing speculation he could leave the French champions soon. “Proud to wear the new jersey and to continue giving you joy,” the 26-year-old striker who is recovering from foot surgery posted on his verified Twitter account. Spanish newspaper Marca...

British sprinter Reece Prescod foiled the local challenges and overcame world champion Justin Gatlin to win the men’s 100 metres on Saturday. The victory at a rainy Shanghai Stadium in China helped him to claim his maiden IAAF Diamond League victory. Running in the outside lane, the 22-year-old came through to win in 10.04 seconds. He edged out local favourite...

African and Commonwealth champion Aminat Adeniyi shares her gold medal-winning exploits at Gold Coast 2018 and more in this interview with ’TANA AIYEJINA How do you feel winning a gold medal in your second Commonwealth Games having also achieved same feat at Glasgow 2014? It’s awesome. I feel so happy to have won gold medals back-to-back in a big championship...

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has said he expects his future at the club to be settled by next week. There is serious speculation that the Italian will leave Stamford Bridge, after the FA Cup final against Manchester United. Chelsea are expected to part with Conte this summer, after months of squabbles over the club’s transfer policy, as well as a run of poor...

Ex-Super Eagles midfielder, Garba Lawal, a veteran of the 1998 and 2002 World Cups, recalls his Mundial experiences in this interview with ’TANA AIYEJINA The World Cup Playing at the World Cup is the highest, the very best. You get bunch of talented and skillful players coming from each country to showcase what they’ve got. If you are looking for any quality...

Manchester United have announced that Jose Mourinho’s long-time assistant, Rui Faria, will leave the club this summer. Faria has been Mourinho’s No.2 for 17 years, but he is now ready to test himself as a manager. The 42-year-old will be on the United bench for the final time in the FA Cup final against one of his former clubs, Chelsea, next weekend at Wembley. “After...

Ex-Super Eagles midfielder, Garba Lawal, a veteran of the 1998 and 2002 World Cups, recalls his Mundial experiences in this interview with ’TANA AIYEJINA The World Cup Playing at the World Cup is the highest, the very best. You get bunch of talented and skillful players coming from each country to showcase what they’ve got. If you are looking for any quality of players at the World Cup, they are all there; it’s like the football market. That’s why you see players crying when they are injured and can’t play at the World Cup,...

Manchester City assistant coach, Mikel Arteta, has emerged the leading candidate to replace Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager. Arteta, who made 150 appearances for the Gunners, took up a coaching role at City in 2016 after leaving the Emirates. BBC however reports no agreement has yet been reached on the chosen candidate and the club are not close to making an appointment. However,...

Leinster were told Friday to step up a gear against French club Racing 92 if they want to win their fourth Champions Cup final. “We have got to top our quarter-final and semi-final performance because we know we are going to have to go up another level to win tomorrow,” Leinster coach Leo Cullen said ahead of Saturday’s clash against Racing at Bilbao’s San...

Lionel Messi has not been included in Barcelona’s squad for Sunday’s trip to Levante. The LaLiga champions are seeking to go the entire season unbeaten and can stretch their unbeaten run to 44 games in the league, if they avoid defeat in Valencia, with 37 of those games coming in the current campaign. Their last fixture is at home against Real Sociedad. However,...

Pep Guardiola has vowed to give Phil Foden or Brahim Diaz his Premier League winner’s medal if they end up without one. The Manchester City boss said it is ‘ridiculous’ that the two youngsters were not automatically given a medal with the rest of the squad when the presentation was held on the pitch after the Huddersfield game. Foden and Diaz, along with fellow...

Barcelona ace, Andres Iniesta, has surprised fans by naming former Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal as the ‘most important manager’ in his career. The 34-year-old announced last month that he would leave the Catalan club at the end of the season after winning sixteen trophies at the Camp Nou. Ahead of his departure, the midfield maestro was asked by...

Lionel Messi may have gone two years without winning the Ballon d’Or, but the Barcelona attacker is even better now than he was when he was racking up the individual awards, says Paulo Zabaleta. The Argentina international was named the world’s best player for the fifth time when he was awarded the Ballon d’Or in 2015, but has watched Cristiano Ronaldo beat...

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has provided updates on striker, Romelu Lukaku’s injury ahead of the Red Devils clash with Chelsea in the FA Cup final slated for May 19 at Wembley stadium. Lukaku injured his ankle during United’s 2-1 victory over Arsenal in the Premier League two weeks ago. Mourinho said the 24-year-old is in Belgium undergoing treatment...

Posted on May 12 2018 - 3:59pm by admin
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Another player on new sports betting platform BetKing, Michael Obiorah, won N3m in Anambra State with N500. According to a statement, the winner emerged last weekend and has since been contacted by BetKing’s representatives in the state. Obiorah said he had been a sports fan since childhood and decided to try out BetKing when he was told about the platform. He said...

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has insisted both Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar could play together in the same team. Although Zidane says there would be no compatibility issues, he denied being aware of any talks to sign the Brazilian from Paris Saint-Germain. Recent reports claim Madrid president, Florentino Perez, is close to finally landing long-time target...

Idris Adesina Nigeria forward Victor Moses and his Chelsea teammates will on Sunday hope to upset fourth-placed Liverpool for a place in next season’s UEFA Champions League as they tackle Newcastle in one of the last matches of the English Premier League season. Fifth-placed Chelsea are two points behind Liverpool, who are on 72 points. The Reds host Brighton in...

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has lashed out at the Premier League, for refusing to give all of his record-breaking squad winners’ medals. Youngsters Phil Foden and Brahim Diaz were not given because they are one game short of the five appearances stipulated by the Premier League. They left empty-handed when their team-mates received their medals during...

Posted on May 12 2018 - 8:43am by admin
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Prestige Otaben Dolphins coach Ochuko Okworogun has said she will miss working with the women’s national team after she was replaced by the Nigeria Basketball Federation with Shola Shomala in the team. In a statement on Thursday, the NBBF replaced Okworogun with former D’Tigress captain Shomala, who currently coaches Lagos club First Deepwater. She joins First...

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has stated that Captain, Micheal Carrick will start the club’s last Premier League clash for this season against Watford. Carrick is set for a sunny send-off when he calls time on his illustrious playing career after Sunday’s Old Trafford clash with Javi Gracia’s men. Mourinho, however, said he want to use their final...

Idris Adesina The Flying Eagles battle hosts Guinea Bissau in Bissau on Saturday in the first leg of their Niger 2019 U-20 African Cup of Nations. Nigeria drew bye into the second round of the qualifiers and will have to scale the Guinean hurdle to reach the final round of qualifiers before they get a place in Niger 2019. The match holds at the September 24 Stadium...