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WWE smashes cultural taboos, signs first woman wrestler from Arab world

Abuja – World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. signed its first female performer from the Arab world on Sunday, smashing cultural taboos as the U.S.-based pageant seeks to piledrive its way into lucrative foreign markets. Shadia Bseiso Shadia Bseiso, a Jordanian versed in jiu-jitsu, dreams of encouraging more Arab women to take …

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Borrowing a leaf from South Africa’s Sports Development Strategy – Yemi Olus

Two weeks ago, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) released a shortlist of nominees for the World Athlete of the Year award. The list comprises of 20 names (10 Male, 10 Female) of some of the best athletes in the world. Fourteen countries are represented in the list of …

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FIBA Zone 3 Qualifiers: Gombe Bulls, Kano Pillars threaten Kida’s NBBF with legal action

Two top Nigeria club sides that qualified to represent Nigeria in the forthcoming 2017 FIBA Africa Zone 3 Qualifiers have threatened to take legal action against the Musa Kida led faction of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF, over its planned move to rob them of the tickets. Kida The clubs …

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Iwobi needs more goals to become world class, says Parlour

Former Arsenal great, Ray Parlour believes Nigerian midfielder, Alex Iwobi can become one of the best in the world if he adds more goals to his game. Alex Iwobi Iwobi scored the goal that booked Nigeria’s ticket to the Russia 2018 World Cup on Saturday. Parlour made the comments during …

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Setting agenda for the AFN ahead of the 2018

TRACK AND FIELD By Yemi Olus The 2017 Athletics season is one Nigeria’s athletes will want to forget in a hurry! The outgone season epitomized a year of dashed hopes and dreams for these athletes who were left to their devices for the better part of the season, following the …

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India gives 27,000 free tickets to avert World Cup ’embarrassment’

India gave away 27,000 tickets for the opening games of the Under-17 World Cup in New Delhi on Friday in a bid to avoid the embarrassment of empty stands when Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends, an official said. U -17 FIFA-trophy Thousands of children filled the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium …

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FIFA WWC 2019: Equatorial Guinea banned

Equatorial Guinea have been expelled from the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France for fielding 10 ineligible players and using forged documents. The players all took part in qualifying for the 2016 Olympic women’s tournament in Brazil.The latest sanctions come on top of their ban from taking part in the …

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Brila fm celebrates 15 years of sports broadcasting

Nigeria’s Sports industry has a reason   to celebrate as the country’s first and only all-sports radio station, sports radio station 88.9 Brila FM celebrated 15 years of establishment on the 1st day of October, pleasantly coinciding with the nation’s independence day. Larry Izamoje Known for its pace-setting innovations and dependability …

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FIFA reject Leicester’s appeal to register Silva

Leicester City’s appeal to register Adrien Silva was rejected by FIFA on Wednesday despite support from the English Football Association after the paperwork was submitted 14 seconds late on deadline day. The club and the FA had asked FIFA to ratify the midfielder’s transfer after the late delivery of the …

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Mendy ruptures knee ligament, set for surgery

Manchester City full-back Benjamin Mendy faces a long injury lay-off after the Premier League leaders confirmed Thursday he has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Benjamin Mendy The 23-year-old French international — signed for £50 million ($67 million) from Monaco in the summer — will undergo surgery …

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