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World Tennis Number 2, Novak Djokovic, has suffered a shocking defeat in the hands of Denis Istomin, ranked Number 117.In 13 appearances at the Australian Open, Djokovic had won the title six times and never lost to anyone ranked lower than No. 68 in the world. So his 7-6, 5-7, 2-6, 7-6, 6-4 defeat at the hands of No. 117 Denis Istomin was a
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Wednesday, 31 August 2016 08:08

Rio 2016 – Why we really failed

Just a few days after the just concluded Rio Olympics, Mariam Usman, a Commonwealth medallist, said she has lost the urge to represent Nigeria at international events. She was the only weightlifter that represented Nigeria in Rio, where she competed in the +75 category and amassed 265 kg.She finished 8th in her group. Her words: “It is
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The Nigeria Football Federation has named Frenchman Paul Le Guen as the new Super Eagles technical adviser, according to report by BBC.The report said that the Frenchman will work with current caretaker coach, Salisu Yusuf, who was named chief coach.Le Guen, 52, has the record of leading Cameroon to the 2010 World Cup finals while Yusuf had
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While Van Gaal is generally well liked among the squad, the Guardian has learned this influential faction has been unsure for a while about him being able to turn the side’s fortunes around, theguardian.com has reported.The London broadsheet reported that Thursday’s dismal 2-1 defeat at Midtjylland in the Europa League last-32
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Wife of Rivers State Deputy Governor, Dr Mina Ikuru, has identified the route to future security of the polity. She has argued that by engaging children and youths early in sporting activities, the society is securing the future. Dr Ikuru, who was speaking at the Eastern Junior Tennis Championship 2014 for U-16, U-12 and U-10 held at the Port
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The dream of completing a golf estate in Port Harcourt, Rivers State for lovers of golf would soon be realized, Rivers State Governor and Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has said. He spoke in Lagos at the weekend at the Ikeja Golf Club during the Club’s Captain Day celebration. Governor Amaechi said he
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