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Leon Bailey’s cameo lights up Villa Park as Everton are blitzed
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Leon Bailey’s cameo lights up Villa Park as Everton are blitzed

Leon Bailey's stunning second-half cameo inspired Aston Villa to a 3-0 victory as Rafael Benitez suffered his first defeat as Everton manager on Saturday Night Football. After a goalless opening period, Matty Cash struck his first Villa goal (66), moments after Demarai Gray had come close to finding the breakthrough. Villa were then roared forward by a partisan Holte End and doubled their lead three minutes later when substitute Bailey's corner was inadvertently glanced into his own net by Lucas Digne. Things got even better for Villa and for Bailey as he latched onto Danny Ings' hooked through ball to fire in a third for the hosts within the space of nine minutes before he departed through injury. The result moves Villa up to 10th in the Premier League while Everton's first ...
Anambra election: YPP guber candidate, Sen Ubah loses close ally to APGA
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Anambra election: YPP guber candidate, Sen Ubah loses close ally to APGA

Dr. Chima Obi Ngonadi, a close ally of the flagbearer of the Young Peoples Party (YPP) in the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, has dumped the party for the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA). Ngonadi, until his defection, was a major stakeholder and financier of the YPP in Nnewi Local Government Area of the state and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NgoBros Nigeria Limited. He contested for the Anambra House of Assembly seat of Nnewi North Constituency in the last 2019 general elections held across the state on the platform of the YPP but lost to the current member and the candidate of APGA, Hon Nonso Smart Okafor, who later defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC). Speaking while being received by the entire ward executives of ...
Man Utd: Cristiano Ronaldo causing many problems for Solskjaer – Carragher
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Man Utd: Cristiano Ronaldo causing many problems for Solskjaer – Carragher

Former Liverpool defender, Jamie Carragher, has claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo’s signing to Manchester United will cause ‘many problems as it solves’ for the manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, this season. Carragher made the assertion ahead of Man United’s Premier League clash with West Ham on Sunday. Recall that Ronaldo made a stunning return to Man United from Juventus at the end of the summer transfer window, 12 years after leaving the Red Devils. The 36-year-old Portugal captain has wasted no time getting off the mark for Man United, scoring two goals in a victory over Newcastle before adding one in a shocking 2-1 Champions League defeat to Young Boys. “For all the understandable euphoria at Old Trafford with the return of Cristiano Ronaldo, his signing causes as many problem...
Europa League: Ex-Arsenal star, Mesut Ozil reacts after scoring first goal in three years
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Europa League: Ex-Arsenal star, Mesut Ozil reacts after scoring first goal in three years

Former Arsenal star, Mesut Ozil, has reacted after scoring his first European goal in three years after leaving the Gunners to join Fenerbahce. Ozil scored the only goal in Fenerbahce’s Europa League 1-1 draw against Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday. The playmaker tapped in from close range with his weaker right foot after just 10 minutes at the Deutsche Bank Park, but Fenerbahce were unable to hold onto their lead, with Sam Lammers equalising for their German club shortly before half-time of the encounter. The 32-year-old’s early goal marked the first time he has scored in European club competition since September 2018, when he netted in Arsenal’s 4-2 win over Vorskla Poltava in the Europa League group stages at Emirates Stadium. Reacting to the result after the game, Ozil in...
Arteta clears air on ‘clash’ with Leno
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Arteta clears air on ‘clash’ with Leno

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has denied reports that Bernd Leno reacted badly to being dropped for their 1-0 victory over Norwich in the Premier League. Arteta insists Leno responded like a “top professional” in training. Aaron Ramsdale was picked to start the game at the Emirates last Saturday, as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goal sealed the Gunners’ first win of the campaign. Ramsdale is yet to concede a goal since his arrival, after keeping a clean sheet on his debut in their 6-0 win over West Brom in the Carabao Cup. Speaking ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Burnley this weekend, Arteta refused to reveal which goalkeeper would be given the nod. “It’s the same in every position. We want them to make each other better. “We are competing against the opponent and we are not ...
Piers Morgan credits Meghan Markle as he wins TV Presenter of the Year award; says she has been ‘great for his career’
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Piers Morgan credits Meghan Markle as he wins TV Presenter of the Year award; says she has been ‘great for his career’

Piers Morgan has said that Meghan Markle has been "great" for his career. The 56-year-old broadcaster appeared at the TRIC Awards on Wednesday, September 15, where he picked up the award for TV Presenter of the Year. Piers departed from Good Morning Britain in March following his refusal to apologise for statements in which he expressed disbelief over Meghan Markle's claims that palace aides didn't help her after informing them she was feeling suicidal. Piers' controversial comments sparked a record 58,000 complaints to Ofcom. However, in a ruling earlier this month, the TV regulator cleared ITV of any wrongdoing in broadcasting the comments in context with the views expressed by other presenters. Speaking to Daily Star after winning TV Presenter of the year, Piers boasted a...
Champions League: Guardiola explains why he screamed at Mahrez during Leipzig wi
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Champions League: Guardiola explains why he screamed at Mahrez during Leipzig wi

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has said he was unhappy with Riyad Mahrez for ignoring his half-time instructions during their 6-3 win over RB Leipzig in the Champions League. It was Guardiola’s 87th victory in the competition, overtaking legendary Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger into third place. The game was also the highest-scoring European game of the Spaniard’s career, with Nathan Ake, Jack Grealish, Joao Cancelo, Gabriel Jesus and Mahrez all getting on the scoresheet. Despite his side netting six goals, in the 63rd minute with City 4-2 ahead, Guardiola called Mahrez over and berated him, screaming in his face. Grealish also received similar treatment from the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss. When asked why he was so unhappy with Mahrez and Grealish, Gua...
Bellingham breaks Mbappe’s Champions League record for youngest scorer in consecutive games
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Bellingham breaks Mbappe’s Champions League record for youngest scorer in consecutive games

      The England international made it two straight European matches with a goal and in the process broke a record set by the PSG star Jude Bellingham surpassed a record held by Kylian Mbappe by scoring in Borussia Dortmund's Champions League win over Besiktas on Wednesday. The teenager opened the scoring before providing an assist for Erling Haaland just before half-time as the Bundesliga outfit held on for a 2-1 victory. With his goal, Bellingham became the youngest-ever player to score in consecutive Champions League appearances.
Champions League: Rudiger delivers Chelsea verdict after Zenit victory
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Champions League: Rudiger delivers Chelsea verdict after Zenit victory

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger, has given his thoughts regarding his side’s Champions League 1-0 victory over Zenit on Tuesday night. Chelsea secured three points as they began their defence of Europe’s most coveted trophy, thanks to a second-half goal from Romelu Lukaku. Speaking to Chelsea’s official website after the game, Rudiger discussed the result and performance of Thomas Tuchel’s men. “It was one of those types of games where if you don’t find an early goal, it becomes difficult but we kept going,” Rudiger said. He added: “The only threat that was coming from them was the counter-attack and we did very well with that. We played well, defended so well and got the one goal.” Chelsea will face Juventus in their next Champions League fixture on September 29 in Turi...
Champions League: Koeman reveals why Barcelona lost 3-0 to Bayern Munich
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Champions League: Koeman reveals why Barcelona lost 3-0 to Bayern Munich

Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has admitted that the gulf in talent between his side and Bayern Munich was apparent following their 3-0 defeat on Tuesday. The LaLiga giants began their quest to win the Champions League without Lionel Messi with a home defeat to the Bundesliga champions. Thomas Muller scored once before Robert Lewandowski’s second-half brace ensured an emphatic victory. Koeman also pointed out that his side played without injured stars like Sergio Aguero, Ousmane Dembele, and Ansu Fati. “I can’t complain about the team’s attitude, but there’s a quality difference. One team that have played together for a long time [against] us, with a lot of young players who in two, three years will be better. It’s really difficult to accept, but we hope to i...
Queen of England ‘to reward 18-year-old Emma Raducanu with OBE after stunning US Open win
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Queen of England ‘to reward 18-year-old Emma Raducanu with OBE after stunning US Open win

Britain's tennis star, Emma Raducanu is reportedly set to be one of the youngest CBE recipients ever after her stunning US Open win. Raducanu has ended Britain's 44-year wait for a women's Grand Slam singles champion after beating Leylah Fernandez to win the US Open in a thrilling style last week. Raducanu, who was the first qualifier ever to reach a Grand Slam final, beat her 19-year-old Canadian opponent 6-4, 6-3 at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York. After her stunning victory, Her Majesty personally congratulated Raducan A message from the Queen at Balmoral to the teenager read: 'I send my congratulations to you on your success in winning the United States Open Tennis Championships. It is a remarkable achievement at such a young age, and is testament to your hard work ...
Daniil Medvedev wins US Open, shatters Novak Djokovic’s Grand Slam dream
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Daniil Medvedev wins US Open, shatters Novak Djokovic’s Grand Slam dream

Daniil Medvedev shattered Novak Djokovic’s Grand Slam with a straight sets victory in the US Open final here Sunday, denying the world number one a record-breaking 21st major men’s singles title. Russia’s second-ranked Medvedev dominated Djokovic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to prevent the first calendar-year Grand Slam since 1969 and keep Djokovic level with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal atop the career Slam title list. Medvedev, the 2019 US Open runner-up, captured his first Grand Slam title in his third Slam final, a rematch of February’s Australian Open final, won in straight sets by the 34-year-old Serbian to launch his Slam quest. Djokovic’s bid to sweep the US, French and Australian Opens and Wimbledon in the same year for the first time since Rod Laver did it 52 years ago collapsed at...
No more sliding on my knees!’ – Chelsea star Lukaku says he’ll retire celebration after Villa mishap
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No more sliding on my knees!’ – Chelsea star Lukaku says he’ll retire celebration after Villa mishap

  The Belgian bagged a brace to continue his superb start to the season, but suffered a pratfall in his attempts to commemorate the moment Romelu Lukaku has vowed to retire his knee-slide celebration after the Chelsea striker took an ungracious tumble during the Blues' victory over Aston Villa on Saturday. The Belgian bagged a brace to continue his superb start to his second life at Stamford Bridge, keeping Thomas Tuchel's side firmly in the mix near the Premier League summit. But the striker's attempt to commemorate his first goal was scuppered when his attempted knee slide fell short, leaving him in a comical heap - and the forward has now stated he will not repeat the feat.      
It wasn’t what I Expected – Saul Niguez Reflects on Poor Chelsea debut
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It wasn’t what I Expected – Saul Niguez Reflects on Poor Chelsea debut

Saul Niguez has admitted his Chelsea debut did not go according to plan, after he endured a difficult 45 minutes on Saturday. The midfielder, on loan from Atletico Madrid, was included in the Blues’ starting XI for the visit of Aston Villa. But Saul had a poor debut, which led to Thomas Tuchel taking him off at half time and bringing on Jorginho. The 26-year-old was guilty of giving the ball away too many times, failing to press and dallying in possession and being caught out. Several times, Edouard Mendy and Thiago Silva had to bail him out. “Wasn’t the expected debut,” Saul wrote on social media, along with a picture of him with his new teammates. “Really happy with my first game and victory with the team. Incredible to see Stamford Bridge full of Blues....
Lewandowski strikes again as Bayern sweep aside RB Leipzig
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Lewandowski strikes again as Bayern sweep aside RB Leipzig

Robert Lewandowski scored his sixth goal in four Bundesliga games this season as Bayern Munich swept aside hosts RB Leipzig 4-1 on Saturday to go second in the table behind Wolfsburg. Lewandowski netted a first-half penalty before 18-year-old Jamal Musiala and Leroy Sane added quick-fire goals just after the break in front of 34,000 fans at Leipzig’s Red Bull Arena. The hosts pulled back a goal when midfielder Konrad Laimer drilled into the top corner from outside the area before Lewandowski’s replacement Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored Bayern’s late fourth. Defending champions Bayern ensured they stayed two points behind Wolfsburg, who have won all four games so far following their 2-0 victory at Greuther Fuerth. Leipzig, last season’s runners-up, have lost three of their op...
Aubameyang Winner gets Arsenal off the mark
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Aubameyang Winner gets Arsenal off the mark

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a second-half tap-in to give Arsenal their first goal and first points of the Premier League season as they sent Norwich to the bottom table. Both sides ran out at the Emirates Stadium having lost their opening three league games of the campaign and, following a game lacking quality, Aubameyang settled the contest as his close-range finish earned the Gunners a 1-0 victory. Even then there was a nervy wait as a VAR check for offside ultimately went the way of the home side, who travel to Burnley next weekend with something to build on. Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta made seven changes from the galling defeat at Manchester City before the international break as deadline-day signing Takehiro Tomiyasu started at right-back. The Canaries also showed alt...
Hwang Nets on Debut as Wolves earn first win
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Hwang Nets on Debut as Wolves earn first win

Hee-Chan Hwang's debut goal helped earn Wolves their first points of the season as they beat a poor Watford side 2-0 at Vicarage Road. Coming into the game without a point or a goal to their name, it looked likely to be another painful afternoon for Wolves' new manager Bruno Lage after Nelson Semedo fired wide when clean through with an hour gone. But a helping hand from Watford's Francisco Sierralta, who headed into his own net from a low cross, finally got them off the mark with 15 minutes to go, and substitute Hwang then doubled the lead from close range after Marcal had hit the post. Wolves' victory ended Watford's club-record run of 10 straight league wins coming into the game, inflicting a third consecutive defeat on Xisco Munoz, and dropped them below Wolves, who jumped...
British teenager Emma Raducanu, 18, becomes the first qualifier in history to reach a Grand Slam final
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British teenager Emma Raducanu, 18, becomes the first qualifier in history to reach a Grand Slam final

British teenage tennis sensation Emma Raducanu has made history after winning her US Open semi-final in straight sets to secure a place in her first major final and a cheque for a minimum of $1.25million (£900,000). She is the first British woman to reach the US Open final since Virginia Wade in 1968, and the youngest Slam finalist since Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon in 2004. She is also the first British woman to reach a Grand Slam final in 44 years. The 18-year-old from Kent defeated seventeenth seed Maria Sakkari 6-1, 6-4 in just 84 minutes on Friday morning September 10, to book a place in the final clash. Raducanu said on court after her victory: 'Honestly the time here in New York has gone so fast. I've just been taking care of each day and three weeks later I'm in fina...
Cricket: Nigeria defeat Sierra Leone by five wickets in opener
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Cricket: Nigeria defeat Sierra Leone by five wickets in opener

Team Nigeria won their first game in the ongoing International Cricket Council Women’s T20 World Cup qualifiers against Sierra Leone, in Gaborone Nigeria defeated their West African rivals by five wickets in the game played on Thursday at the Botswana Cricket Oval. Sierra Leone won the toss and elected to bat first. The team’s best performer in Aminata Kamara with 28 runs in 36 balls was not enough for the side as they settled for 102 runs in 20 overs for the loss of nine wickets. Nigeria came on to chase their opponents in the second innings, scoring 103 runs in 16 overs for the loss of five wickets. Nigeria’s captain Blessing Etim declared as the `Man of the Match’ with her 27 runs in 31 balls, including two boundary hits, underlined the team’s performance. “I am happ...
Mane beats Salah to Liverpool award with Burnley finish
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Mane beats Salah to Liverpool award with Burnley finish

  The Senegal international opened his goal account for the season by sealing the Reds' 2-0 win at Anfield last month Sadio Mane saw off competition from Mohamed Salah to win Liverpool’s Goal of the Month award for August. Mane finished off a fine team move, courtesy of Trent Alexander-Arnold’s assist, to double the Reds’ lead in their 2-0 victory over Burnley on August 21. The 69th-minute strike was Mane's maiden goal of the season and it was also his 50th league goal for Jurgen Klopp's side at Anfield.  
Winning Copa America with Argentina was ‘Most Difficult’ Trophy of my Career – Lionel Messi
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Winning Copa America with Argentina was ‘Most Difficult’ Trophy of my Career – Lionel Messi

Six time Ballon d'Or winner, Lionel Messi has called the international silverware he won with Argentina, his most difficult trophy of his career so far. According to Messi, who now plays for PSG after two decades with Barca, Copa America glory with Argentina gave him "peace of mind" at international level. Messi suffered final heartache at the 2014 World Cup and back-to-back Copa losses in 2015 and 2016 with Argentina. At a point he feared that he wouldn't win anything with Argentina but he captained Lionel Scaloni's side to a memorable victory, and says he has had a truly successful career. Messi speaking to ESPN said: "Everything I won was important and beautiful, but this was the most difficult because I went through many things. It was knock after knock. "I finally had...
You lack character – Manninger Slams Arsenal stars
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You lack character – Manninger Slams Arsenal stars

Former Arsenal goalkeeper, Alex Manninger has slammed the club’s current set of players, accusing them of lacking character and leadership. He said he sees nothing in Arsenal players that he saw in his own teammates at the club. Manninger was at the club from 1997-2002, serving as a back-up goalkeeper during a golden age when many of Arsenal greatest ever players turned out for them. The Austrian shot-stopper feels there is no comparison between his time to the current squad in terms of personality, adding that this must be addressed if Mikel Arteta is to turn around the current slump. Arsenal lie bottom of the Premier League table having lost their first three games and scoring no single goal. Mikel Arteta’s team host Norwich City on Saturday and the pressur...
Cape Verde vs Nigeria: Super Eagles, NFF clash over N1m match bonus after Liberia win
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Cape Verde vs Nigeria: Super Eagles, NFF clash over N1m match bonus after Liberia win

A row is brewing between the Super Eagles and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over match bonuses following their 2-0 win over Liberia last Friday. Kelechi Iheanacho scored twice in the first half as Gernot Rohr’s began their World Cup qualifying series with victory. After the game, the NFF informed the players their bonuses will be paid in Naira, according to OwnGoalNigeria. It is part of the federation’s policy for matches played on home soil. The players, however, rejected the sum of N1million the NFF offered as match bonuses. According to them, they did not agree to the said amount. This comes as the Eagles prepare for their qualifier away to Cape Verde.
Brazil vs Argentina: Lionel Messi doubtful, Neymar eyes victory
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Brazil vs Argentina: Lionel Messi doubtful, Neymar eyes victory

Brazil host Argentina in Sunday’s World Cup qualifier less than two months after their Copa America final from less than two months ago. Depleted Brazil were second best for much of their trip to Santiago having seen 11 players prevented from joining the squad by their clubs due to coronavirus quarantine restrictions. Key English based players Alisson of Liverpool, Chelsea’s Thiago Silva and Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus were missing but crucially Neymar, who plays for Paris Saint-Germain in France, was available. But they continued their perfect start to qualifying with a seventh win out of seven as Everton Ribeiro scored the only goal in a 1-0 away victory over Chile. Also, Argentina star Lionel Messi is a slight doubt after being subjected to a harsh tackle by Ve...
2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Ghana coach Akonnor shares honest assessment of difficult Ethiopia win
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2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Ghana coach Akonnor shares honest assessment of difficult Ethiopia win

  The Black Stars boss reflects on Friday’s slim triumph over the Walias on their attempt to reach Qatar Ghana coach CK Akonnor admits his team struggled to clinch victory in their 2022 World Cup opener against Ethiopia on Friday. The Black Star walked away from the Cape Coast Sports Stadium with a slim 1-0 win, thanks to Mubarak Wakaso’s goal, which was ensured by a goalkeeping howler. The home triumph has sent Ghana top of the table in Group G, where they sit two points clear.      
Nigeria vs Liberia: I jumped off my seat – Sanwo-Olu
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Nigeria vs Liberia: I jumped off my seat – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Saturday revealed he could not contain his excitement during Nigeria’s soccer outing against Liberia. The Super Eagles took on the Lone Stars on Friday in a 2022 World Cup Qualifier. The team emerged victorious after two clinical finishes from Leicester City star, Kelechi Iheanacho popularly called ‘senior man’. In a post on Facebook, Sanwo-Olu hailed the players for their performance and for making him and other Nigerians happy. “With Lagos comes a spirit of victory and like every football loving Nigerian, I jumped out of my seat when Kelechi Iheanacho scored the two goals that gave us victory. “A big congratulations to our darling Super Eagles on their convincing victory over the Lone Stars of Liberia in their World Cup...
Arsenal must beat Norwich or Arteta loses his job – Joe Cole
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Arsenal must beat Norwich or Arteta loses his job – Joe Cole

Former Chelsea midfielder, Joe Cole, has said Arsenal must defeat Norwich after the international break or else Mikel Arteta risks losing his job. According to Cole, Arteta is “in the storm at the moment”. The Gunners are rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table having failed to pick up a point, or score a single goal in their first three fixtures. Having lost to Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City, Cole believes that anything less than victory over Norwich on September 11 is “probably the end” for Arteta. He told Coral via Metro: “The future at Arsenal is obviously up in the air. I know they’ve played Chelsea, they played Manchester City, the two best teams, but it’s the manner of both defeats. “They had all pre-season to prepare for the Brentford game and they...
Paralympics: Nigeria’s Iyiazi Wins Shot Put bronze
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Paralympics: Nigeria’s Iyiazi Wins Shot Put bronze

Eucharia Iyiazi on Thursday increased Team Nigeria’s medals haul at the ongoing 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo by winning a bronze medal in the women’s seated shot put event. In the final of the event’s F57 class at the Olympic Stadium, Iyiazi had a season best throw of 10.40 metres to finish third and claim the bronze medal. Algeria’s Safia Djelal, who is the world and Paralympic record-holder in the F56 class of the event, created a new world record in the F57 with 11.29m to win the gold medal. China’s Xu Milan heaved 10.81m to finish second and win the silver medal. Iyiazi’s victory took Nigeria’s medals tally at the Games to three gold, one silver and four bronze medals. The 2020 Paralympics will end on Sunday.
Storey wins 17th gold to become Britain’s most Successful Paralympian
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Storey wins 17th gold to become Britain’s most Successful Paralympian

An emotional Sarah Storey said she felt “overwhelmed” after becoming Britain’s most successful Paralympian Thursday with her 17th gold medal, 29 years after her first. Storey won cycling’s C4-5 women’s road race for her third gold at Tokyo 2020, following victory in the individual pursuit at the velodrome last week and triumph in the C4-5 road time trial two days ago. “I’m a bit overwhelmed, again,” she told Channel 4 TV immediately after the 79.2 kilometre race. “I feel like it is happening to someone else. “Right now I can’t explain or compute anything about the race, but crossing the line first felt so good.” In treacherous cool, wet and foggy conditions at Fuji International Speedway, cycling queen Storey finished in 2hr 21min 51sec to eclipse Mike Kenny’s 16 swimmi...
Ike Ugbo scores on Genk debut against Anderlecht
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Ike Ugbo scores on Genk debut against Anderlecht

It took the Anglo-Nigerian five minutes into his first appearance for the Smurfs to find the back of the net against the Purple and Whites Ike Ugbo scored on his first Genk game to propel John van den Brom’s men to a 1-0 victory over Anderlecht on Sunday evening. The former England youth international – who joined the Smurfs from Chelsea – was introduced for Paul Onuachu in the 82nd minute of the keenly contested encounter. And with just five minutes of action, he handed his team all three points after firing past goalkeeper Hendrik van Crombrugge courtesy of a pass from Kristian Thorstvedt.  
Greenwood Winner at Wolves after De Gea heroics
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Greenwood Winner at Wolves after De Gea heroics

Mason Greenwood’s late strike earned Manchester United a 1-0 win over Wolves at Molineux in a game marked by David de Gea's stunning double save. The build-up to Greenwood's goal was not without controversy as Paul Pogba appeared to catch Ruben Neves only for Mike Dean to ignore the appeals of the midfielder. United, who included Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho in the starting line-up for the first time, also had De Gea to thank for the victory after his extraordinary efforts to twice keep out Romain Saiss. Wolves will rue their finishing as they remain without a point under new boss Bruno Lage but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side now find themselves third - with Cristiano Ronaldo on the way. How the game unfolded at Molineux Wolves started the game with real intensity, Adama Tra...
Leicester Edge Victory at Norwich
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Leicester Edge Victory at Norwich

Norwich were condemned to a 13th straight Premier League defeat as Leicester secured a 2-1 victory at Carrow Road. Jamie Vardy's early strike (8) gave Leicester the perfect start, but Norwich responded on the stroke of half-time, Teemu Pukki making no mistake from the penalty spot after Caglar Soyuncu was adjudged to have fouled Pierre Lees-Melou in the penalty area after a VAR review. Leicester restored their advantage in the 76th minute through Marc Albrighton, but Norwich, who threw everything at Leicester late in the second half, thought they had grabbed an instant response thanks to Kenny McLean's header. However, VAR was once again involved and the goal was ruled out because of a tight offside against Todd Cantwell, who was stood right in front of Kasper Schmeichel a...
Okocha wonder goal comparison delights German Holtmann
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Okocha wonder goal comparison delights German Holtmann

Bochum winger, Gerrit Holtmann, says he is over the moon after his excellent strike against Mainz at the Vonovia Ruhrstadion last weekend drew comparisons with Nigerian legend Austin Okocha’s wonder goal for Eintracht Frankfurt almost three decades ago. In August 1993, during Frankfurt’s 3-1 victory over Karlsruher SC, Okocha tore Karlsruher’s defenders into shreds inside the box, sending legendary German goalkeeper Oliver Kahn sprawling, before unleashing a left-footed shot past the perplexed shot-stopper. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, in an interview, described Okocha’s goal as the most spectacular in the history of German football. Holtmann brought to mind the memories of the goal when he grabbed the opening goal for Bremen on August 21 and got tongues waggling inside the stadium...
Robert F Kennedy’s killer to be released from prison after the late senator’s sons voted in his favour
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Robert F Kennedy’s killer to be released from prison after the late senator’s sons voted in his favour

U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy's assassin was granted parole Friday, August 27, after two of RFK's sons spoke in his favor. Sirhan Sirhan, 77, who was convicted of fist-degree murder, has served 53 years for murdering Kennedy, then a contender for the Democratic presidential nomination. On Friday, August 27, a California parole board panel voted in favor of Sirhan B. Sirhan’s request for release from prison on parole. It was Sirhan’s 16th parole hearing. Since California abolished capital punishment in 1972, and Sirhan’s sentence was changed to life, he has been eligible for release since 1975. The decision by the parole board was a major victory for the 77-year-old prisoner, though it does not assure his release. The ruling by the two-person panel at Sirhan’s 16th p...
Bayern Munich four-goal hero Choupo-Moting: I’m very positive and happy
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Bayern Munich four-goal hero Choupo-Moting: I’m very positive and happy

The 32-year-old is on cloud nine after a fantastic showing as the Bavarians earned their biggest margin of victory this century Bayern Munich striker Eric Choupo-Moting is delighted after his four-goal haul helped the Bavarians to a 12-0 demolishing of Bremer SV in the DFB-Pokal on Wednesday. Apart from his treble in 27 minutes, the Cameroon international also contributed three assists as the Bundesliga giants recorded their widest margin of victory since 1997. Although the 2021-22 season is just two weeks old, the African star is already five goals short of his best Bavarian goals tally since he joined them from Paris Saint-Germain in 2020, and he is impressed by his recent feat.
Nagelsmann applauds Choupo-Moting starring role in historic 12-0 romp for Bayern Munich in DFB-Pokal
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Nagelsmann applauds Choupo-Moting starring role in historic 12-0 romp for Bayern Munich in DFB-Pokal

The Cameroon international was involved in seven goals as the Bavarians earned their widest margin of victory this century Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann applauded the work of Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting in Bayern Munich's widest margin of victory since 1997, as the Bavarians defeated Bremer SV 12-0 in the DFB-Pokal on Wednesday. Choupo-Moting contributed to seven goals, scoring four and assisting three, and notched a hat-trick in just 27 minutes. The Cameroon international has a limited role in the Bundesliga as a secondary option to Robert Lewandowski, and Nagelsmann was pleased the forward "stepped on the gas" when given the opportunity.  
‘Elliott is a special player’ – Henderson praises ‘outstanding’ Liverpool Premier League debutant
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‘Elliott is a special player’ – Henderson praises ‘outstanding’ Liverpool Premier League debutant

The Reds captain was hugely impressed with the teenager's display in the 2-0 home win over Burnley at the weekend Harvey Elliott is "a special player", according to Jordan Henderson, who has praised the Liverpool starlet for his "outstanding" performance on his full Premier League debut. Elliott, who returned to Anfield this summer following a loan spell at Blackburn Rovers, played the full 90 minutes of Liverpool's 2-0 victory over Burnley on Saturday after being handed his first top-flight start for Jurgen Klopp's side. The 18-year-old was deployed in a three-man midfield alongside Naby Keita and Henderson, with the Reds captain hugely impressed by his energy and vision in the final third of the pitch.
John Terry hails one Arsenal player after 2-0 defeat to Chelsea
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John Terry hails one Arsenal player after 2-0 defeat to Chelsea

Chelsea legend, John Terry has hailed Arsenal midfielder, Emile Smith Rowe after Chelsea’s 2-0 victory at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Romelu Lukaku netted his debut goal for Chelsea, while Reece James made it 2-0 to secure the three points for Thomas Tuchel’s side. Arsenal received their second defeat in the new season with Mikel Arteta’s side delivering another disjointed display in front of their fans. The Gunners were also booed off the pitch by their own supporters at half time and after the full-time whistle. Many Arsenal players struggled to make an impact against Thomas Tuchel’s Blues, but Smith Rowe managed to catch Terry’s eye late in the game. The Chelsea legend, who was watching the match, posted a clip of Rowe’s highlight on Instagram along with the caption...
‘This one is the best’ – Lukaku says Arsenal opener is his most special Premier League goal
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‘This one is the best’ – Lukaku says Arsenal opener is his most special Premier League goal

The Chelsea forward took just 14 minutes to find the net for the first time this season following his big money return to Stamford Bridge Romelu Lukaku says his opener for Chelsea against Arsenal on Sunday is the most special Premier League goal he's ever scored. The striker swept in from full-back Reece James' cross to kickstart the Blues' 2-0 victory in his first start since rejoining the club from Inter. While the finish was straightforward, he did well to hold up the ball in the build-up before making a darting run beyond Gunners goalkeeper Bernd Leno. Lukaku entered the match with 113 career Premier League goals, though none in the 10 domestic appearances he made during his first stint at Stamford Bridge.
Solskjaer blames Fred after Man United 1-1 draw with Southampton
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Solskjaer blames Fred after Man United 1-1 draw with Southampton

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has accused his Manchester United players of ‘losing their heads’ against Southampton. Solskjaer also singled out midfielder, Fred for criticism after his side played out a disappointing 1-1 draw with the Saints on Sunday. United supporters were hoping for another night of glory after an impressive victory over Leeds United last weekend,. But the Red Devils delivered a disjointed display away to Southampton and were behind after 30minutes following Fred’s own goal. Mason Greenwood scored United’s equaliser in the 55th minute but Solskjaer expressed his displeasure with the result. “I think they started with a couple of set-plays and when we weathered that storm I thought we played some very good football. We shoul...
Boxing: Pacquiao beaten by Ugas on return to ring at 42
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Boxing: Pacquiao beaten by Ugas on return to ring at 42

Cuba’s Yordenis Ugas sent Manny Pacquiao spinning to a dramatic upset defeat on Saturday, outclassing the Filipino boxing icon with a composed unanimous points victory at the T-Mobile Arena. In his first fight after a two-year absence from the ring, Pacquiao was made to look every bit of his 42 years as the younger Ugas dominated with a stinging jab and cleaner punching to retain his WBA welterweight belt. Ugas, 35, had only been drafted in to face Pacquiao earlier this month after the eight-division world champion’s original opponent Errol Spence Jr. suffered an eye injury in training. But the defending champion seized his opportunity brilliantly to win on all three cards, with one judge scoring it 115-113 and two others 116-112. “That’s boxing,” a deflated Pacquiao said aft...
Brighton 2-0 Watford: Shane Duffy and Neal Maupay fire as Seagulls Soar to Second
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Brighton 2-0 Watford: Shane Duffy and Neal Maupay fire as Seagulls Soar to Second

Brighton moved to second in the Premier League after making it back-to-back wins with a 2-0 victory over Watford. Brighton struggled offensively last season with their attacking stats a concern to Graham Potter but there are more positive signs this season with four goals in their two opening games. Both of their strikes in this impressive win came in the opening 45 minutes with Shane Duffy netting his first goal (10) for the club since November 2019 and Neal Maupay doubling the lead (41). Maupay limped off with a shoulder problem at the break but Brighton's first-half efforts were enough as Watford improved but couldn't find the required quality in the final third to set up a comeback. The win means Brighton have won their opening two games of a top-flight season for the firs...
Liverpool 2-0 Burnley: Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane score for Reds at Anfield
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Liverpool 2-0 Burnley: Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane score for Reds at Anfield

  Liverpool welcomed fans back to Anfield by securing a second straight victory of the new Premier League campaign, but they were made to work for their 2-0 victory by a spirited Burnley. Sean Dyche's side were causing Liverpool, who handed youngster Harvey Elliott a first Premier League start, plenty of problems, but the hosts showed their clinical edge in front of goal as Diogo Jota (18) headed Kostas Tsimikas' inch-perfect cross past Nick Pope to break the deadlock. Liverpool, who saw a Mohamed Salah strike ruled out for offside by VAR towards the end of the first half, were given a warning early in the second half when Ashley Barnes's strike was correctly ruled out by the offside flag, but it wasn't long before Jurgen Klopp's side took firm control of the game. And...
Peak sponsors Nigeria’s Paralympians at Tokyo 2020
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Peak sponsors Nigeria’s Paralympians at Tokyo 2020

Nigeria's leading dairy brand, Peak, the official milk brand of the Nigerian Para Powerlifting team has announced it will continue its partnership with Team Nigeria at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. The Games which will run from Tuesday 24 August to Sunday 5, September 2021, comprises 589 events in 22 sports out of which Nigeria’s Paralympic team will be competing in the Para Powerlifting game. Ecstatic about the Peak support for Nigeria’s Paralympians, the Marketing Manager, Peak Milk, Grace Onwubuemeli said, “It feels good to know Nigeria is solidly represented at the Tokyo2020 Paralympics and more importantly, they have been nourished for the journey ahead. Having witnessed the hard work that the athletes have put in towards the Paralympics, we are confident that these ‘Unst...
Dimitar Berbatov predicts Arsenal vs Chelsea, Man United, Tottenham, Leicester, other fixtures
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Dimitar Berbatov predicts Arsenal vs Chelsea, Man United, Tottenham, Leicester, other fixtures

Former Tottenham and Manchester United star, Dimitar Berbatov has predicted results of this weekend’s Premier League fixtures. His predictions include the actions between Arsenal and Chelsea which comes up on Sunday. The opening weekend of matches in the English top flight produced some fascinating results with Arsenal losing 2-0 to Premier League first timers, Brentford while Manchester United setting an early pace after their demolition of Leeds 5-1. Man United will face Southampton this weekend while Chelsea that defeated Crystal Palace in their opening game will feel equally confident of victory at an out of form Arsenal. Here are Berbatov predictions, according to Metro UK: Liverpool 3-1 Burnley Aston Villa 2-1 Newcastle Crystal Palace 2-1 Brentford Leeds 1-0...
The door is always open’ – Tuchel promises chances for Chelsea academy players
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The door is always open’ – Tuchel promises chances for Chelsea academy players

The manager hopes that more youngsters will follow Trevoh Chalobah's lead and push themselves into contention Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel promised that he would remain open to giving the club's budding young academy talent a chance to shine. Trevoh Chalobah has made a big first impression so far this season in defence, scoring in the Blues' 3-0 Premier League victory over Crystal Palace on the opening day of the season. And his boss called on other academy graduates to make their own case for selection over the course of 2021-22.
Chelsea star Pulisic set ambitious ‘double digits’ target by USMNT legend Friedel
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Chelsea star Pulisic set ambitious ‘double digits’ target by USMNT legend Friedel

The iconic former goalkeeper who spent many years in England during his career is backing his fellow countryman to thrive in 2021-22 Christian Pulisic is being set the ambitious target of reaching "double digits" for goals and assists in 2021-22, with United States national team legend Brad Friedel expecting big things from his fellow countryman at Chelsea. The highly-rated 22-year-old has entered a third season at Stamford Bridge, with his account for the campaign opened when finding the target in a 3-0 opening-day victory over London rivals Crystal Palace. Pulisic will be eager to kick on from here, having hit the net just six times in 2020-21, and Friedel believes a man that now has Champions League and CONCACAF Nations League winners' medals to his name can add consistent end pr...
Solanke leads Bournemouth past Aneke’s Birmingham City
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Solanke leads Bournemouth past Aneke’s Birmingham City

The 23-year-old opened his new season account as the Cherries saw off Blues away from home on Wednesday night Bournemouth secured a 2-0 away victory over Birmingham City in Wednesday’s English Championship encounter. Dominic Solanke was featuring in his third game of the 2021-22 campaign and the former Liverpool prodigy scored his first goal the season to lead the Cherries past the Blues Heading into the fixture at St Andrew's, Scott Parker’s men had stayed unbeaten in their last two outings – playing a 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion and defeating Nottingham Forest 2-1 away from home. The hosts began the game on a bright note, holding on to ball possession and threatening to score.
Oliseh predicts team that will overthrow Man City as champions
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Oliseh predicts team that will overthrow Man City as champions

Former Super Eagles captain, Sunday Oliseh, has tipped Chelsea as favourites to overthrow Manchester City as Premier League winners. This follows their £98million transfer for Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan. Thomas Tuchel kicked off the new campaign with a 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday, The win came days after they clinched the UEFA Super Cup against Villarreal.sday. “Chelsea are definitely, in my opinion, clear favourites to dominate this season. “Manager Thomas Tuchel has definitely won over most skeptics with the conquest of the UEFA Champions League last season, coupled with an authoritative finish to the league season last year, beating defending champions, Pep Guardiola’s Man City, three times along the way, without a dominant fixed point ...

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