Serena Williams suffers worst defeat of her career

Serena Williams is usually the one who inflicts heavy defeats on others, but the former world No.1 suffered the most one-sided loss of her illustrious career Tuesday when she was knocked out of the first round of the Silicon Valley Classic after a 6-1 6-0 defeat. During a 53-minute rout, British No.1 Johanna Konta, ranked 48th in the world, won 12 games in a row — including two service games to love in the second set — to progress to the second round in San Jose. Williams, a 23-time grand…

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NBA legend opens school for less-privileged kids

Lebron James builds his legacy off the court by establishing a school to help children from difficult backgrounds. The inspiration behind the school is to help students of Akron who come from difficult backgrounds progress in their educational ambitions up till university level. Before the official launch of the school, LeBron described the institution as ‘one of the greatest moments of my life. Lebron who recently completed a big money move to LA Lakers skipped university but the I Promise School will provide the resources for students in his community…

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Benjamin Pavard’s volley against Argentina is named the best goal of 2018 World Cup

There are 169 goals in 64 matches at 2018 World Cup, and the official best goal of the tournament goes to France’s Benjamin Pavard when he hit a stunner against Argentina in the first knockout round. In an online poll where over three million fans casted their votes, Pavard’s outside-of-the-foot rocket for France against Argentina, in which the 22-year-old displayed marvellous technique, has been voted the goal of the tournament. France equalized the score to 2-2 with Pavard’s wonderful goal, and they went on to record a 4-3 victory in…

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Ronaldo & Messi among 10 nominees for 2018 Best FIFA Men’s Player as Neymar dropped

FIFA have officially unveiled the nominees for The Best FIFA Men’s Player award, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi included in a ten-man shortlist while Neymar has been dropped. 10-MAN NOMINEE SHORTLIST Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Juventus, Portugal) Lionel Messi (Barcelona, Argentina) Luka Modric (Real Madrid, Croatia) Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid, France) Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City, Belgium) Eden Hazard (Chelsea, Belgium) Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, Egypt) Kylian Mbappe (PSG, France) Raphael Varane (Real Madrid, France) Harry Kane (Tottenham, England) DETAILS FOR THE BEST FIFA MEN’S PLAYER AWARD The Best FIFA Football…

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Rio Olympics Football Bronze: Nigeria’s football has nosedived – Fans

Abuja – In spite of winning the bronze medal of the men’s football event of the ongoing Rio 2016 Olympics, fans who followed the Dream Team VI matches say they performed averagely. The fans on Saturday in Abuja, that the team was lucky to have played the third place match of the football event. Nigeria won her first medal at the Games following the Dream Team VI 3-2 defeat of Honduras in the third place match on Saturday. Nigeria’s players William Ekong (L) and John Obi Mikel (R) celebrate after…

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Olympics: Germany to face Brazil in final after win over Nigeria

– Germany progress into the final of the men Olympic football event after a 2-0 win over Nigeria – Goals from Lukas Klostermann and Niels Petersen gave the Germans the victory over their African counterpart – The Germans will play Brazil in the final while Nigeria will battle Honduras for the Bronze medal Germany on Wednesday, August 17, defeated Nigeria 2-0 in the semi-finals of the men Olympic football event, ending the nation’s hope of repeating their 1996 feat at the games. The Germans grabbed their first goal in the…

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Germany can’t stop Nigeria – Mikel

Team Nigeria captain Mikel Obi has said the national U-23 team will go into Wednesday’s semi-final game against Germany with a winning mentality, like they have done in their previous games at the Rio 2016 Olympics. African champions Nigeria defeated Denmark 2-0 to advance to the last four stage, while the Germans hammered Portugal 4-0 to seal a clash with the Atlanta 1996 Olympic champions. Mikel, who is also the U-23 team captain, maintained his stance of picking a medal before returning to join his English Premier League side Chelsea.…

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Chelsea’s Mikel John Obi scores as Nigeria beat Denmark on Saturday

The Super Eagles have been in impressive form in Rio despite initial chaos in trying to reach the tournament due to plane trouble, and were firmly in control against the Danes in Salvador. Nigeria took the initiative at the Arena Fonte Nova as Imoh Ezekiel produced a fine run down the left side before teeing up Chelsea’s Mikel to finish before half-time. Ezekiel continued his impressive performance after the break, but it was Mikel who turned provider for Nigeria’s second as he set up Aminu Umar to head home from…

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Rio Olympics: Nigeria 2 vs 0 Denmark (Full Time)

Full Time: Nigeria 2-0 Denmark 91′ Reckless tackle from Kielson on Shehu. He goes into the referee’s book. 90′ Three minutes of added time. 88′ Saliu Popoola comes on for Imoh Ezekiel. 83′  Nigeria gets anotuer free-kick. Azubuike comes off for Udo Ndifreke. Junior Ajayi makes his first appearance at the Olympics. 79′ Azubuike cautioned. He becomes the fourth Nigerian player to be booked in this encounter after Sincere Seth, Mikel Obi and Usman Mohammed. 78′ Danish defender Larsen being attended to by the medical team 21:34 76′   Azubuike blasts his…

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Rio Olympic Games: Nigeria’s U-23 Team Beat Sweden 1-0, Zooms Into Quarter Final

Nigeria’s U-23 team have qualified for the quarter finals of the Rio Olympic Games after beating Sweden 1-0 at the Amazonia Arena on Sunday to remain top of group B. Sadiq Umar’s well timed header from Stanley Amuzie’s tailored cross in the 43rd minute was enough to condemned the European champions to defeat and ease the pressure from the team ahead of their final fixture against Colombia on Wednesday. The Dream Team’s early domination of possession couple with some good exchange of passes in the midfield failed to yield a…

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