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Aaron Ramsey Debuts New Hairstyle
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Aaron Ramsey Debuts New Hairstyle

Arsenal midfielder, Aaron Ramsey turned heads when he debuted his new haircut on Twitter. Ramsey who rocked a blonde hair to the just concluded Euro 2016 has ditched the blonde for a silver lining.
Usain Bolt Pictured Kissing Another Mystery Woman
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Usain Bolt Pictured Kissing Another Mystery Woman

After a 20-year old Brazilian student posted photos of herself with Usain Bolt in a compromising situation, new photos have surfaced of the Jamaican Olympic star kissing a second woman in a Rio nightclub. The sprinter was celebrating his 30th birthday in style after claiming an historic ninth gold medal and was pictured with the mystery brunette. Usain Bolt was pictured partying until the early hours of Sunday morning at All In, a club in the Barra de Tijuca suburb of Rio. Usain Bolt and the new mystery woman were pictured kissing in the VIP area of the club in the early hours of the morning.
Brazilian Girl Shares Bedroom Pictures With Usain Bolt
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Brazilian Girl Shares Bedroom Pictures With Usain Bolt

World fastest runner, Usain Bolt who celebrated his 30th birthday Sunday was seen dancing with a girl who was grinding on him in a club in the Barra de Tijuca suburb of Rio but it seems he didn't go with the girl. Another girl, 20 -year-old student from Rio called Jady Duarte apparently spent some time with him. Duarte has shared pictures of what appear to be her with Usain Bolt after a wild night of partying on the final weekend of the Olympics. In one of the pictures - which first appeared on several Brazilian websites including El Globo after Duarte shared them with friends - Bolt seems to give Duarte a kiss on the cheek while she looked into the camera. How to bring in your 30th #birthday! ⚡️?? #UsainBolt #RIO #WSHH A video posted by WorldstarHipHop (@worldstar...
Former Super Eagles Player Pius Ikedia Collapses During Friendly Match
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Former Super Eagles Player Pius Ikedia Collapses During Friendly Match

Former Super Eagles player Pius Ikedia was admitted to hospital yesterday August 20 in Amsterdam, Holland after he collapsed on the field during a friendly match. The 36 year old was playing with other former Ajax players during an exhibition match to mark the 50th anniversary of the club, when he suddenly fell. He was revived on the pitch and later taken to the hospital. "It was a close shave with death for Pius. We only thank God that with proper care, we were not celebrating the death of another Nigeria football star on the pitch.” a top source told AfricanFootball.
Brazil Defeat Germany to Win Their First Olympic Football Gold
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Brazil Defeat Germany to Win Their First Olympic Football Gold

Neymar shed tears of joy after delivering Brazil's first men's soccer gold medal with the winning penalty in a 5-4 shootout triumph over Germany after a thrilling final ended in a draw following extra-time on Saturday. Brazil had lost the Olympic final three times - in 1984, 1988 and 2012 - but they finally got the gold they craved on a dramatic night at the Maracana stadium in which they outplayed the Germans but were saved three times by the woodwork.
Rohr Calls up Mikel Obi, Victor Osimhen & Troost Ekong For Tanzania Clash
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Rohr Calls up Mikel Obi, Victor Osimhen & Troost Ekong For Tanzania Clash

New technical adviser of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr has called up 23 players for the 2017 African cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania in Uyo on 3rd of September 2016. The German tactician surprisingly called up youngster Victor Osimhen and Ifeanyi Ubah goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, while other bigger names like Victor Moses, Ahmed Musa, Odion Ighalo and John Mikel Obi make the cut. It will be Rohr's first match as Nigeria boss, and although Nigeria missed out on qualification to AFCON 2017, the match will give the German an opportunity to meet the players and discuss his future plans. FULL LIST: Goalkeepers: Carl Ikeme (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England); Emmanuel Daniel (Enugu Rangers); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah) Defenders: Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); ...
Premier League Side West Ham United Announces Partnership Deal With Capital Oil & FC Ifeanyi Ubah
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Premier League Side West Ham United Announces Partnership Deal With Capital Oil & FC Ifeanyi Ubah

Oil giants, Capital Oil and Gas and Anambra based NPFL club side FC Ifeanyi Ubah have inked a long-term partnership deal with West Ham United FC, one of the leading clubs in the English Premier League. The deal, which was officially signed today in London is set to be unveiled at the Olympic stadium on Sunday, 21st of August before West Ham United FC's first home league match against Bournemouth. Read the Press release below:  "West Ham United are delighted to announce the Club’s first ever official partnership in Africa, following the signing of a long-term agreement with Capital Oil and Gas Ind. Ltd, the principal investor in the Nigerian Professional Football League outfit, FC Ifeanyi Ubah. Capital Oil and Gas, a company of strategic national importance in Nigeria stands out as a ...
Fans Blast BBC Journalist John Inverdale For Ignoring Anthony Joshua During ‘Disrespectful’ Interview
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Fans Blast BBC Journalist John Inverdale For Ignoring Anthony Joshua During ‘Disrespectful’ Interview

Fans have gone on twitter to blast veteran BBC journalist John Inverdale, accusing him of ignoring heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua in a new interview. Inverdale, 58, was talking to Joshua following the culmination of the women's boxing semi-final involving Great Britain's Nicola Adams. The presenter was discussing Adams' chances of retaining her Olympic title when her opponent in the final, France's Sarah Ourahmoune, walked past the camera. As Joshua previewed Adams' Olympic final, Inverdale appeared to ignore Joshua, who won Gold medal at London 2012, thinking about catching up with French fighter Sarah Ourahmoune for an impromptu interview. Viewers were quick to spot Inverdale's distracted demeanour, accusing the presenter of showing Joshua a lack of respect. ...
Japanese Surgeon Flies to Brazil to Donate $390k to Nigeria’s Dream Team
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Japanese Surgeon Flies to Brazil to Donate $390k to Nigeria’s Dream Team

The Japanese plastic surgeon, Dr Katsuya Takasu, who reportedly fell in love with the Nigeria's Under 23 team at the 2016 Rio Olympics, and promised to give each player of the squad $30,000 if they win Gold, $20,000 if they win silver and $12,000 for bronze is now on his way to Rio to watch their Bronze medal match and donate $390,000 to Coach Samson Siasia and the team's Captain, Mikel Obi.
Kelechi Iheanacho Signs New Contract With Man City
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Kelechi Iheanacho Signs New Contract With Man City

Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho has signed a new improved deal at top English club Manchester City. The 19-year-old on Thursday night put pen to paper on a two- year contract extension that will see him remain at the Etihad outfit until the summer of 2021. “Kelechi is a natural goal-scorer. I knew about him before, but I’ve been really impressed with him since I arrived, ” manager Pep Guardiola told Man City’s official website. “I like his personality, his attitude, his ability – we hope to help him reach the highest level and to realise his full potential.” Iheanacho said: “I can't express how I'm feeling! I'm very happy to sign my new deal for this Club, I'm excited. "I just need to keep working hard and express my feelings on the pitch, and work really well and do grea...
Happy Birthday to The Strongest Man in Nigeria Olu Strong
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Happy Birthday to The Strongest Man in Nigeria Olu Strong

Oluwatofunmi aka Olu Strong is a year older today. Olu Strong has represented Nigeria in so many foreign competitions, most recently the Arnold classic in South Africa. He's a great ambassador and he's representing this great nation with love and honour. Happy birthday to him.
Nigeria’s Dream Team VI Loses 0-2 to Germany
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Nigeria’s Dream Team VI Loses 0-2 to Germany

Nigeria’s Dream Team VI on Wednesday lost their semifinal game 0-2 to their German counterparts. Lukas Klostermann‘s 9th minute strike put the Germans ahead. Nils Petersen extended his team’s lead by 2 goals in the 89th minute. The Dream Team will now play Honduras to compete for the bronze medal of the event.
Yobo Mourns Late Azerbaijan Based Player Michael Umanyika
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Yobo Mourns Late Azerbaijan Based Player Michael Umanyika

Former Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo has mourned the death of a young Nigerian footballer, Michael Umanyika who died on Monday August 15th while in training with Azerbaijani First Division club, Zagatala PFK. He described it as saddening and unfortunate.
Nigerian Sprinter Divine Oduduru Comes Second Behind Usain Bolt
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Nigerian Sprinter Divine Oduduru Comes Second Behind Usain Bolt

Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru came second to Usain Bolt by just six hundredths of a second in their men's 200m heat, setting a personal best as he booked his place automatically in the semi-final. In fairness to Bolt, he slowed down almost to a canter by the 100m mark, keeping his lead but preserving energy for the next races. Oduduru's first name is given in official results as Ejowvokoghene, but he is better known as Divine in Nigeria.
Nigerian Player Michael Umanyika Dies During Training in Azerbaijan
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Nigerian Player Michael Umanyika Dies During Training in Azerbaijan

A young Nigerian footballer, Michael Umanyika has died yesterday while training with Azerbaijani First Division club, Zagatala PFK. Umanyika suddenly stopped and fell during a training session and all efforts to revive him proved futile. Monday’s training was the player’s first with Zagatala PFK after returning from vacation in Nigeria. The deceased joined Zagatala PFK last season and made 20 appearances for the club.May his soul rest in peace.
Warri Wolves to Sign Mario Balotelli
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Warri Wolves to Sign Mario Balotelli

Nigerian football club, Warri Wolves F.C has extended an invitation to embattled Liverpool striker, Mario Ballotelli. The club expressed their interest in the Italian International via their official twitter handle. Balotelli is surplus to requirements at Liverpool and has been told to find another club this summer after an unsuccessful loan spell at Milan.
Ex-President Joao Havelange is Dead
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Ex-President Joao Havelange is Dead

Joao Havelange, whose two-decade presidency of FIFA saw soccer's governing body transformed into a multibillion dollar business and a hotbed for subsequent corruption that damaged its reputation, has died. He was 100. The Brazilian expanded the World Cup from 16 to 32 teams and made it one of sport's most important events. He organized six World Cups as FIFA president from 1974 to 1998, when Sepp Blatter replaced him. He secured lucrative broadcast deals, brought nations into FIFA, and created the women's World Cup. With more cash for football also came widespread financial wrongdoing by its top officials, including Havelange. In 2013, FIFA ethics court judge Joachim Eckert said Havelange's conduct had been "morally and ethically reproachable." Havelange was never punished. He was...
Sprinter Wins Gold After Diving Across Finish Line
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Sprinter Wins Gold After Diving Across Finish Line

In a desperate lunge at the finish line, Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas won the women’s 400 meters at the Rio Olympics on Monday night, defeating Allyson Felix of the United States. Running in Lane 7 and leading down the stretch, Miller apparently could sense that Felix was closing fast on the inside. With four strides remaining, Miller then dived towards the finish line. The maneuver actually may have slightly slowed Miller, 22, as she began to put less force into the ground to propel herself forward. Still, Miller’s torso crossed first, as required by the rules, and she took the gold medal in 49.44 seconds, her personal best. Miller’s dive was clearly a move of desperation. And it’s completely legal.
Japanese Surgeon Promise Dream Team $30,000 Each
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Japanese Surgeon Promise Dream Team $30,000 Each

A benefactor has promised a bonus of $30,000 to each Nigerian player should they win gold at the Rio 2016 men’s Olympic football tournament in Brazil according to reports Celebrated Japanese plastic surgeon Katsuya Takasu announced his desire to reward the 1996 Olympic football champions, along with $20,000 for silver and $10,000 for bronze after hearing about their financial woes. “I read about the financial problems affecting the team and I felt the need to make a big contribution,” Takasu told reporters. 71 year old Takasu is a philanthropist. In 1995, immediately after the Great Hanshin earthquake which killed 6,434 people and injured 43,792, his Organization of Cosmetic Surgery Volunteers offered plastic and reconstructive treatment to victims for free.
Former Aston Villa Player Dalian Atkinson Dies After Being Tasered By Police
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Former Aston Villa Player Dalian Atkinson Dies After Being Tasered By Police

Former Aston Villa star Dalian Atkinson has died after being shot with a Taser by police. The ex-footballer was named as the 48-year-old who died following the police operation in Telford. Officers from West Mercia Police raced to the scene after receiving reports that people were concerned for the safety of a person in Telford. Police were called at around 1.30am this morning to a home in the area. As they arrived, a Taser was used and Atkinson, who subsequently received medical attention, was pronounced dead at approximately 3am. He was rushed to hospital where he had a heart attack but could not be saved. A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “An ambulance was dispatched and upon arrival found a man who had been Tasered. “As he was being conveyed to Princess R...
Chinese Olympian Proposes to Girlfriend in Rio
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Chinese Olympian Proposes to Girlfriend in Rio

A Chinese Olympian received the surprise of a lifetime when her boyfriend of 6 years who also competed during the Rio Games popped the question during her medal ceremony. He Zi, 25, of China settled for silver in women's 3-meter springboard on Sunday Her boyfriend and fellow diver Qin Kai, 30, surprised her with a marriage proposal as she stepped off the medal podium. Qin took out the ring and after she solemnly nodded yes, Qin slipped it on her finger. He clapped her right hand over her eyes and Qin presented her a red rose encased in glass. The crowd cheered its approval. The other divers stopped what they were doing and watched in amazement.     Source: Dailymail.
Usain Bolt Becomes The First Man to Win 3-Gold Medals in 100-Metre Race
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Usain Bolt Becomes The First Man to Win 3-Gold Medals in 100-Metre Race

Usain Bolt has won a gold medal for the third time in the 100-meter men's race on the track at Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday night. The Jamaican runner who had previously won the gold in this same event in 2008 and 2012. Bolt, 29, is also the current world-record holder for this race. He finished the race in 9.81, enough to take the gold. Gatin was just .08 seconds behind, and won the silver. Canadian Andre De Grasse took the bronze with a time of 9.91.
Arsenal keeper Petr Cech Crash His Car After  Liverpool Defeat
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Arsenal keeper Petr Cech Crash His Car After Liverpool Defeat

A miserable day for the former Chelsea keeper went from bad to worse in the aftermath of Arsenal’s defeat. Liverpool have defeated Arsenal at home for the first time in seven years following a 3 – 4 win in their opening game of the 2016/2017 Premier League season. The match was marred by various injuries as Aaron Ramsey, Iwobi, Coutinho were all substituted. And after plucking four balls from the net in 18 only minutes, the experience goalkeeper reportedly crashed his car.
Liverpool Thrash Arsenal at The Emirate
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Liverpool Thrash Arsenal at The Emirate

Liverpool kicked off the new Premier League campaign with a win in remarkable circumstances as they bested Arsenal in a seven-goal thriller at Emirates Stadium on Sunday, emerging 4-3 victors. The Reds needed to come from behind after Theo Walcott opened the scoring midway through the first half but responded in fine style as Philippe Coutinho netted twice either side of an Adam Lallana strike and Sadio Mane also got on the scoresheet. What should have been a straightforward conclusion for the visitors turned nervy as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Calum Chambers gave the Gunners optimism. However, Liverpool held on at the end of an eventful fixture that also saw Simon Mignolet save a penalty to start 2016-17 with a win over last season's runners-up. Jürgen Klopp handed Ragnar Kla...
Gary Lineker Presents Match of The Day in His Underwear
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Gary Lineker Presents Match of The Day in His Underwear

Football fans were left stunned and some deep in hilarity after England football great Gary Lineker presented BBC's match of the day program in his underwear, months after tweeting that he will present the first program of the season in his underpants if Leicester could do the unthinkable and win the premier league title. Leicester city wrote themselves in the history books by winning the league by 10 points at the wild odds of 5000 and Gary a former Leicester player kept to his promise.
Mikel Obi Save Olympic Football Team From Embarrassment at Brazil Hotel
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Mikel Obi Save Olympic Football Team From Embarrassment at Brazil Hotel

Chelsea star Mikel Obi has had to shell out $4,000 to ensure the Nigeria Olympic team caught their flight to Salvador after the hotel in Sao Paulo held the entire team to ransom . Players and officials of the Dream Team VI, were held to ransom in Sao Paulo, over unpaid bills incurred by additional officals. Organizers of the Games, insisted on a team of 25 players – 18 players and seven officials. A source confirms that it was the responsibility of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), to offset the bills of the extra five officials. “We just arrived Salvador now from Sao Paolo. We nearly missed our flight because of unpaid bills in the hotel. The hotel held us to ransom,” a team official told AfricanFootball.com.The problem is that all the additional officials here in Brazil are ...
27 Years Ago Today We Lost a Patriot
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27 Years Ago Today We Lost a Patriot

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has remembered late Samuel Okwaraji, who died on August 12, 1989, while serving his country. "Today we remember Samuel Sochukwuma Okwaraji who died on this day in 1989. Our Patriot rest on," the federation said on its Twitter page.
I Can Qualify Nigeria to World Cup – New Super Eagles Technical Adviser
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I Can Qualify Nigeria to World Cup – New Super Eagles Technical Adviser

Gernot Rohr, who was on Tuesday confirmed by the NFF as Super Eagles new technical adviser says he believes he can qualify Nigeria to the Russia 2018 World Cup and even take the country to the latter stages of the tournament. "I am enthusiastic to get to work. This is a big challenge because Nigeria has big players everywhere and has the ability to do well internationally.' he told the NFF official website. “I have a German heart – the heart of a winner," "I have confidence that with the right atmosphere and the right support, the Super Eagles have the capacity not only to qualify for the FIFA World Cup, but get to the latter stages of the competition.” NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, happy with the German's appointment on a two year deal said; “We are happy that this has been sealed...
Nigerian Table Tennis Player Aruna Quadri Makes History at The Olympics
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Nigerian Table Tennis Player Aruna Quadri Makes History at The Olympics

Nigeria’s table tennis player, Aruna Quadri, yesterday made history as he became the first African to ever get to the quarterfinals of the table tennis game in any Olympic Games. Aruna beat Germany’s Timo Boll 4-2 in men’s single table tennis match at the ongoing Rio, Brazil Olympic. 28 year old Aruna will play against Ma Long in the quarterfinals next week Tuesday August 16th. Aruna last year also made history as the first African to win International Tennis player of the year award at a ceremony held in Dubai.
Manchester City Sign John Stones For £47.5m From Everton
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Manchester City Sign John Stones For £47.5m From Everton

Manchester City are delighted to announce the permanent transfer of John Stones from Everton. The England international defender has signed a six-year deal which will keep him at the Etihad Stadium until at least 2022. Stones, who will take squad number 24, becomes City’s eighth signing of the 2016 summer transfer window, following in the footsteps of Ilkay Gundogan, Nolito, Aleksandar Zinchenko, Aaron Mooy, Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus, Marlos Moreno. The 22-year old told ManCity.com: "I'm absolutely delighted to sign for City and now the deal's done I'm looking forward to the next stage in my career. "I've obviously seen what's going on here at the Etihad, it's an ambitious Club with a great manager so I can't wait to get stuck in and help achieve the goals. "I know it will be ...
Pogba Thank Juve Fans as he Confirms Man U Move
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Pogba Thank Juve Fans as he Confirms Man U Move

French international, Paul Pogba has confirmed his transfer from Italian giant Juventus to Manchester United. The transfer cost Man United a whooping world record of over a hundred million pounds. Pogba took to social media to thank Juventus fans.
I Broke My Penis 3 Times – Dennis Rodman
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I Broke My Penis 3 Times – Dennis Rodman

Basketball star Dennis Rodman has revealed in excruciating detail how he broke his penis THREE times. The former NBA legend snapped his manhood during s3x on three separate occasions over the years. The first unfortunate incident happened during a romp on a boat in Dallas, Texas following a day of "drinking and partying". In a video for Viceland the star revealed: "Me and my girlfriend, we were on the back of the boat in a king size bed and she said 'I think I'm going to try something different. She told me to walk over there and told me to run and jump in her p."  After taking a leap Dennis, 55, said heard a crunch and saw "blood everywhere". He said his partner screamed: "Oh my God, he is dead, he is dead. I have killed him," before he reassured her: "No honey. I just broke my d**...
Boxing Champ Anthony Joshua Enjoy Holiday in Thailand
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Boxing Champ Anthony Joshua Enjoy Holiday in Thailand

Current IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua took to his Instagram page to share pictures from his holiday in the Jungle in Thailand. With his bulging arms spread out wide, and his mighty six pack on show, Anthony Joshua looks ready to take on the world in his latest Instagram post.  Alongside the caption 'Welcome to the Jungle', Joshua showed that he is ready for his return to the ring later this year to defend his IBF heavyweight title.
Swimmer Michael Phelps Becomes Most Decorated Olympian of All Time
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Swimmer Michael Phelps Becomes Most Decorated Olympian of All Time

31-year-old American swimmer Michael Phelps, who quit the sport after the 2012 Olympic Games, produced a vintage performance on Sunday to claim an astonishing 19th Olympic gold medal of his career after helping his fellow American swimmers win Gold in the 4 x 100 relay event. In front of a raucous crowd that had already witnessed three broken world records earlier Sunday night, the U.S. men earned an unexpected gold in their first Olympic relay of  Rio 2016. Caeleb Dressel led off with a strong 48.10-second leg, before the greatest Olympian of all time- Michael Phelps gave America its lead, then Ryan Held contributed the third leg, and a strong close finish by anchor Adrian in 46.97 secured victory. .  Phelps, who produced a stunning second leg, has now won 23 medals in total, extending...
Alex Iwobi’s Girlfriend Sends Him Goodluck Message
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Alex Iwobi’s Girlfriend Sends Him Goodluck Message

Arsenal player, Alex Iwobi shared a new picture of his mixed raced girlfriend Clarisse on his Instagram page and captioned it "Princess". Clarisse is South American and European. Meanwhile on her page, she wished him good luck as he starts the new Premier league season. What she wrote below... "Wishing my baby good luck this season! I can't wait to see the big things you'll be doing...you show that with hard work and dedication you can achieve. Keep shining, God bless. #17"
Serena Williams & Venus Williams Lose at Olympic Doubles
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Serena Williams & Venus Williams Lose at Olympic Doubles

Serena Williams and Venus Williams have lost an Olympic doubles match as partners for the first time. They lost in the opening round of the Rio de Janeiro Games to Czech Republic's Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova by 6-3, 6-4. Three-time doubles champions and gold medalists, entered Sunday's match with a 15-0 career record in the Olympics, winning the gold medal in women's doubles every time they entered the event: in 2000, 2008 and 2012. "We played terrible, and it showed in the results. I wasn't playing the way I needed to play. I wasn't crossing the way I need to cross," Serena said. Neither Safarova nor Strycova, has ever won an Olympic doubles match, going a combined 0-3 with other partners. They are even unseeded in Rio while the Williams sisters are seeded No. 1 in Rio. Str...

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