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IOC Partially Lifts Brazil Committee Ban

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The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday cleared Brazil’s suspended Olympic body to participate in upcoming events but affirmed that a broader ban imposed amid a corruption scandal remains in force. “The Brazilian Olympic Committee… will be allowed to exercise its membership rights in National Olympic Committee associations again”, the IOC said in a statement. The move will allow Brazilian officials take part in two meetings scheduled ... Read More »

Werder Bremen Sack Coach Nouri

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Alexander Nouri on Monday became the third Bundesliga coach sacked this season when Werder Bremen fired him with the club second from bottom in the Bundesliga and winless this season. Bremen’s 3-0 thumping at home to mid-table Augsburg on Sunday was the last straw for Werder’s board after cries of “Nouri out!” were heard by home fans after the final whistle. The defeat left Bremen ... Read More »

NBBF Mourns Late Nigerian Basketball Star, Daniel Daudu

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Nigeria Basketball Federation, led by Ahmadu Musa Kida and the nation’s basketball community mourn the death of ex-Junior D’Tiger and International player, Daniel Daudu. The information is in a statement on the official website of the federation. According to the statement, NBBF is in deep shock over the death of Daudu, 28, involved in a car crash on October 27 at Indianapolis, U.S.A. The federation ... Read More »

ISIS Threatens Messi, Neymar

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NEYMAR and Lionel Messi appear to have been threatened by Islamic State after a sick picture has emerged on Twitter, The Sun reports. The horrifying photoshopped image shows a terrorist stood behind a crying Neymar on his knees with his hands tied behind his back beside an ISIS flag and Messi who appears to have been executed. The tweet came from a pro-ISIS group and ... Read More »

N. Korea Slams Sanctions For Blocking Sports Activities

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North Korea protested Thursday that its sports activities were being blocked as a result of US-led sanctions, just days after Australia denied visas to North Korean football players. The nuclear-armed North is subject to a host of UN sanctions for its weapons programme, which include restrictions on imports of sporting equipments like skis, yachts, mountaineering boots and even billiard tables. But in a statement carried ... Read More »

Super Eagles Can Beat Argentina – Coach

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Salisu Yusuf, Assistant Coach of the Super Eagles on Thursday said that Argentina are a beatable side. Yusuf spoke in Abuja ahead of the Nov. 14 friendly match against the former world champions in Russia. The coach said that the Super Eagles were capable of reversing the series of defeats suffered at the hands of the South Americans by beating them in Russia this time ... Read More »

Neymar Will Be Automatically Suspended, Must Learn, Says PSG’s Emery

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Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery has said Neymar needs to learn not to respond to provocation after the world’s most expensive player was sent off against Marseille last weekend. The 222 million-euro ($264 million) Brazilian picked up a second yellow card late in Sunday’s 2-2 draw between the bitter rivals at the Velodrome for reacting to a foul by Lucas Ocampos. Neymar got up and ... Read More »

Wozniacki Floors Halep To Reach Singapore Semis

A rampant Caroline Wozniacki stunned world number one Simona Halep in straight sets as she stormed into the last four at the WTA Finals on Wednesday. The 27-year-old Dane broke Halep five times to win 6-0, 6-2 in just 63 minutes at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in the Red Group round robin. Sixth seed Wozniacki also crushed Elina Svitolina in her opening match in Singapore, ... Read More »

Rohr, Mikel Snub Ronaldo In FIFA Best Player Award

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Lionel Messi was the Eagles boss’ top pick for the award, with Antoine Griezmann and Manuel Neuer taking up his second and third votes for the gong Gernot Rohr Gernot Rohr Gernot Rohr chose Lionel Messi for the 2016-17 Best FIFA Men’s Player award, leaving out eventual winner Cristiano Ronaldo in his top three. Real Madrid star, Ronaldo claimed the prize in London, edging Messi ... Read More »

No Automatic Shirt For Enyeama – Rohr

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Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr has taken out time to explain how the battle for the first choice spot of the Super Eagles will be like following the impending return of former goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama. Enyeama Enyeama is set to return to the team after talks with Rohr ended on a positive note on the goalkeeper ending his exile from the ... Read More »

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