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The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has banned Togolese referee, Kokou Hougnimon Fagla from both National and International football-related activities for life, NAN reports. FIFA on Wednesday said that the ban came after Fagla was found guilty of accepting bribes to manipulate an international friendly match, which was against the organisation's code of ethics.

Torch And Pictograms Of Tokyo 2020 Olympics Unveiled

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Ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has unveiled the signature torch that will be used as well as a set of 50 retro style pictograms, with the aim to pay homage to icons of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

Formula One: Valtteri Bottas Clinches Season Opener

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The season opener of the  Formula One (F1) Grand Prix has kicked started in Australia with Valtteri Bottas beating his world champion team-mate Lewis Hamilton to claimed an early lead as the F1 season begins.

Nigeria midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo took a break from his World Cup preparations to join English Championship club, Stoke, on Monday. Etebo will be a member of the Nigeria squad when the World Cup gets underway in Russia on Thursday. The 22-year-old is free to concentrate on his international commitments after leaving Portuguese side Feirense in a £6.35 million ($8.5 million) switch to second-tier Stoke.

Arsenal have signed Swiss defender Stephan Lichtsteiner from Italian champions Juventus on a free transfer, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. The 34-year-old made more than 250 appearances for Juve, winning the Serie A title in each of his seven seasons at the club.

Everton have appointed Marco Silva as their new manager, the Premier League club announced on their official website on Thursday. Silva, who was fired by Watford mid last season, replaces Sam Allardyce. “Marco Silva has revealed his pride at being appointed Everton manager and his resolve to build a winning side with a winning style and a deep connection between the team and Evertonians,” Everton stated.

Juventus Suffers First League Defeat

Football

Juventus has fallen to their first Serie A defeat of the season as they suffered a shock loss at Genoa in the absence of  Champions League hero Cristiano Ronaldo.

UEFA Champions League Quarter Final, Semi-Final Fixtures

Football

The UEFA Champions League, an annual football competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations and contested by top-division European clubs have fixed date for the 2018/2019 championships.

Solskjaer Suffers First EPL Defeat As Man-United Manager

Football

Goals from Granit Xhaka and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang was enough to hand the baby face assassin his first defeat as caretaker manager of Manchester United.

Serena Williams Cruise To Second Round In Indian Wells

Tennis

Former world number one (1), Serena Williams has defeated Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-3 in order to reach the second round at Indian Wells.

Japan's Naomi Osaka won the Australian Open, making it her second Grand Slam title by beating Petra Kvitova in the final stage of the tournament, according to ALJAZEERA. Osaka, 21 years who also defeated former No.1 Serena Williams in the U.S Open in September 2018, is now the first Asian to be ranked No.1.

Andy Murray Could Retire This Year

Tennis

Britain’s tennis player Andy Murray on Friday announced he would likely retire from playing tennis this year due to severe pain from a hip injury, saying next week’s Australian Open could be the last tournament of a glittering career. 

Anthony Joshua Set To Fight Deontay Wilder In April

Boxing

The WBA, WBO and IBF world champion, Anthony Joshua has challenged Deontay Wilder, WBC belt-holder to a fight. The IBF world champion, made this challenge during an interview on US network ESPN.

The IBF stripped Gennady Golovkin of its middleweight title Wednesday. The New Jersey-based sanctioning organization ruled to take Golovkin’s 160-pound championship from him because Golovkin didn’t adhere to the stipulations of the exception the IBF granted before he fought Vanes Martirosyan on May 5 in Carson, California.

Deontay Wilder believes a fight against Anthony Joshua will happen in either September or November this year and insists the match-up will definitely take place. Wilder (40-0, 39KOs) defended his WBC heavyweight belt against Luis Ortiz in March while Joshua beat Joseph Parker to add the New Zealander's WBO strap to his existing WBA and IBF titles.

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