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The Enugu Rangers International football club yesterday won the Defence force of Ethiopia 2-0 in the first leg of the CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round fixture, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu state. According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Rangers were unable to score during the first half, despite the chances they got.

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson Duel for $9Million

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The much anticipated $9 million winner-takes-all golf match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson has been set for Friday,23rd November, at the Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas, USA.

President of NFF, Amaju Pinnick has thanked the governor of Delta state, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa for his support to the Super Eagles. His appreciation is coming few days after the team qualified for the 2019 edition of AFCON. Speaking at a reception organized by the Delta state government he said

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.

Crystal Palace Keen On Duo Of Mikel And Moses

Football

African All Stars John Mikel Obi and Victor Moses are currently on the radar of Crystal Palace as the club is making efforts to strengthen their squad with the Nigerian duo.

Petr Cech Calls Time On His Trophy Landing Career

Football

Arsenal FC Goal Keeper, Petr Cech would be retiring from football at the end of the 2018/2019 English Premier League (EPL) football season. Cech who has played professionally for 20 years made the announcement on 15th of January.

Lionel Messi Hits 400th La Liga Goal

Football

Argentine striker Lionel Messi, has been reportedly declared the second player to have scored 400 goals in any of Europe's top five leagues, reaching the milestone in 63 games fewer than Cristiano Ronaldo did, and he has now nearly doubled Alan Shearer's Premier League record of 260 strikes. Messi has an average of 0.92 league goals per game in his illustrious career

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. 

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Tennis

World number 72 Marco Cecchinato became the first Italian man in 40 years to reach a Grand Slam semi-final on Tuesday with a breathtaking 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 1-6, 7-6 (13/11) victory over 12-time major winner Novak Djokovic. Cecchinato, who had never won a Grand Slam match in his career before Roland Garros, goes on to face Austrian seventh seed Dominic Thiem for a place in Sunday´s final.

American Madison Keys blazed into the French Open quarter-finals for the first time in her career with a 6-1 6-4 defeat of Romanian Mihaela Buzarnescu on Sunday. The 13th seed admitted in the build-up that she had never watched Buzarnescu in action but quickly got to grips with the unheralded 30-year-old who was playing in the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time.

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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