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Tokyo 2020: Omotayo knocked out of men’s table tennis singles

  Olajide Omotayo on Saturday in Tokyo crashed out of the men’s table tennis singles event of the ongoing 2020 Olympic Games. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Omotayo was humiliated with 0-4 defeat by Tiago Apolonia of Portugal. Apolonia made light work of his performance as he thrashed Omotayo in four straight …

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Rivers Angels depart for maiden CAF Women Champions League

A delegation of Rivers Angels Football Club of Port Harcourt has departed for Cote d’Ivoire, where they will feature in the maiden edition of the CAF Women Champions League.   Prior to departure yesterday, the team was hosted to a party, where they were assured of maximum support by the Rivers State government and the …

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Nigeria’s contingent to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Athletics

Oduduru Divine (Men’s 100m & 200m), Adegoke Enoch (Men’s 100m), Usheoritse Itsekiri (Men’s 100m), Enekwechi Chukwuebuka (Men’s Shotput), Okagbare Blessing (Women’s 100m & 200m, 4 x 100m Relay), Nwokocha Grace (Women’s 100m & 200m, 4 x 100m Relay), Amusan Tobi (Women’s 100m Hurdles), Ofili Favour (Women’s 200m, 4 x 100m Relay), Usoro Ruth (Women’s Long …

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How Kobe Bryant shaped my career success -Naomi Osaka

  Japanese tennis star, Naomi Osaka, has narrated how the late Kobe Bryant’s mentorship shaped her career success. “I’m supposed to carry on his mentality,” says the four-time Grand Slam singles champion of her mentor in her Netflix documentary series, Naomi Osaka, released on Friday. Bryant died on January 26, 2020 in air mishap involving a …

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Man United’s Rashford to undergo shoulder surgery, faces 12 weeks out

  Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford could be sidelined for up to three months after deciding to have surgery on a shoulder issue following Euro 2020, according to reports on Tuesday. Rashford, 23, had a scan earlier in the day on the issue which has hampered the England striker since the end of the club …

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Djokovic wins record-equalling 20th Grand Slam and sixth Wimbledon title

Novak Djokovic won a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title and sixth Wimbledon on Sunday with a four-set victory over Italian slugger Matteo Berrettini with rival superstar Roger Federer hailing the achievement as a “wonderful performance”. The world number one triumphed 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 to move level on 20 majors with Federer and Rafael …

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UPDATED] Euro 2020 final: Italy beat England 3-2 on penalties

  Italy inflicted more penalty heartache on England to win Sunday’s Euro 2020 final 3-2 in a shoot-out, Bukayo Saka missing the decisive kick to deny the hosts after the game at Wembley had ended in a draining 1-1 draw through extra time. Saka’s kick was repelled by Gianluigi Donnarumma to give Italy the Henri …

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Mexico friendly: Eagles to undergo COVID-19 tests today

  Officials and players of the Super Eagles will on Tuesday (today) undergo COVID-19 screening in Abuja as they prepare to depart the country for their friendly fixture against Mexico in the US. The team’s media officer, Babafemi Raji, confirmed this on Monday. Nigeria are billed to face Mexico in California on July 3. The …

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