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Olympics 2016: Nigeria 1-0 Sweden

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Nigeria beat Sweden 1-0 to go top of the table, while qualifying for the quarter-finals of Olympics football. Nigeria started on the front foot, holding possession and putting pressure on Sweden’s defense, almost taking the lead via forward Sadiq Umar whose attempt was saved by Swedish goalie Linde. In the 23rd minute Sweden had its best scoring opportunities of the ...

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Olympics 2016: Djokovic crashes out after first round defeat

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Top seed Novak Djokovic was beaten in the first round of the Olympic men’s singles by Juan Martin Del Potro. The Serb, who lost to Del Potro in the bronze medal play-off at London 2012, was again overpowered by the Argentine, who won 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (7-2). The world number one, 29, was in tears as he left the court ...

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OFFICIAL: Inter Milan sign Candreva

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Inter have announced the signing of Antonio Candreva from Lazio on a four-year contract. The Italy international leaves the Rome outfit after four seasons, having made almost 200 appearances, becoming Inter’s first acquisition since Suning Holdings Group took over the club. Candreva has also played 40 times for his national team, appearing at the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016. ...

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OFFICIAL: Manchester city sign Gabriel Jesus

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Manchester City have completed the signing of Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus from Palmeiras. Jesus has signed a contract which will last until 2021, but he will remain with Palmeiras until the end of this year, teaming up with Pep Guardiola’s charges in January 2017. And the Brazil U23 international is looking forward to developing under the tutelage of the Catalan ...

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OFFICIAL: Everton signs Gueye from Aston Villa

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Everton have completed the signing of Idrissa Gueye from Aston Villa. The 26-year-old defensive midfielder has signed a four-year contract with the Toffees after they agreed to meet his £7.1 million release clause. “I am very happy to be here at Everton and I am very happy and excited to put on the Blue shirt to start the new season ...

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Bencic pulls out of Olympic to focus on US open

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World number 16 Belinda Bencic has pulled out of next month’s Olympic Games in Rio to focus on the US Open. The Swiss, 19, was forced to withdraw from the second round at this year’s Wimbledon with a wrist injury. Earlier last week, Bencic’s compatriot Roger Federer, the men’s world number three, pulled out of Rio with a knee injury ...

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Manchester City complete Sane transfer

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Germany midfielder Leroy Sane has completed his move to Manchester City for a fee of £37m plus add-ons.The 20-year-old has signed a five-year contract after leaving Schalke. City manager Pep Guardiola said: “He is a special talent and an exciting player that I think our supporters will enjoy watching.” Sane, who helped Germany reach the semi-finals at Euro 2016, scored ...

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Federer to miss Olympics due to Knee Injury

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Swiss tennis great Roger Federer will miss the Olympics and the rest of the season with a knee injury. The 17-time Grand Slam champion said he needs “more extensive rehabilitation” if he wants to prolong his career. s Federer, 34, had knee surgery in February before missing May’s French Open with a back problem. Federer required treatment twice during a ...

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Top Ten Disaster Movie list

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Good morning viewers, For this week, we bring to your attention the top ten disaster Movies of all time. We must add that this was compiled by some of the best movie critics in the country and their recommendations are highly valued. However, a disclaimer must also be added that your taste in movies may affect your perception of what ...

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OFFICIAL: Liverpool sign Wijnaldum

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Liverpool has completed the signing of Newcastle midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum after the Dutch international agreed to a five-year deal at Anfield. The attacking midfielder becomes the Reds’s sixth signing of the summer following the arrivals of Joel Matip, Loris Karius, Sadio Mane, Ragnar Klavan and Alex Manninger. He moves to Liverpool for a fee of £23 million ($30.1 million), with another ...

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OFFICIAL: Barcelona to sign Valencia’s Andre Gomes

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Barcelona have announced an agreement with Valencia to sign Portuguese midfielder Andre Gomes. The midfielder 22 years has spent two seasons in La Liga following his move from Benfica in July 2014 and played a part as Portugal claimed a fairytale Euro 2016 success with their final win over France. Reports suggest Barcelona paid €40million for Gomes, who made 30 ...

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Klopp refuses to discuss Allen exit rumours

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was quiet in regards to the future of Joe Allen, who is reportedly a target for fellow Premier League outfit Stoke City. The Wales international has been linked with an Anfield exit in the off-season, with reports suggesting Stoke have put in a bid in the region of £13million. Allen, 26, has just one year remaining on ...

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Pogba’s Manchester united move evident?

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News coming in from Old Trafford indicates that Mourinho may have gotten his way in securing the services of Paul Pogba from Juventus. Pogba has been heavily linked with a world-record move to Old Trafford, with reports suggesting that a deal to sign their former player could cost United an eye-watering €120 million. It is now understood that the deal has ...

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Top Horror movies that you must watch

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Knowing how much Nigerians love to watch movies. I and some movie loving friends came up with a plan to supply you with the best of the best in terms of movie recommendations. This week’s break in will concern the horror movie genre. Below are the top ten movies of the horror subgenre (within the horror genre). Natural Horror Movies ...

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OFFICIAL: Burnley sign Iceland’s Gudmundsson

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Icelandic winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson has become Burnley’s first summer signing after joining from Charlton Athletic for an undisclosed fee. The 25-year-old has agreed a three-year deal with the option of a further 12 months to represent manager Sean Dyche’s first foray into the transfer market since steering the Lancashire club back into the Premier League. Gudmundsson started all five ...

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Liverpool likely to announce Klavan signing this week

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Ragnar Klavan is closing in on a move to Liverpool from Augsburg, with his medical pencilled in for Tuesday. The seasoned centre-back is due to have his physical check before wrapping up the paperwork on a deal in the region of 4 million pounds plus add ons for increased performances.  An official announcement on his transfer is expected on Wednesday should proceedings ...

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OFFICIAL: Wellington Silva leaves Arsenal to re-join childhood club Fluminense

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Wellington Silva has rejoined Fluminense after failing to make a single competitive appearance for Arsenal, it has been confirmed. The 23-year-old joins the Brazilian side after spending six turbulent years with the Gunners. Silva was signed by Arsene Wenger in 2010 but did not receive his work permit to play in England until last season, with the attacker spending time ...

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OFFICIAL: Barcelona sign Paris St. Germain full back Digne

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Barcelona has completed the signing for Paris Saint-Germain defender Lucas Digne after the 22-year-old agreed a five-year deal at Camp Nou. Digne has joined the Blaugrana for an initial fee of 16.5 million euros  which could eventually rise based on individual and team-based add-ons. The fullback becomes Barcelona’s second new arrival from Ligue 1 after Samuel Umtiti completed his switch ...

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OFFICIAL: Norwich sign Canos from Liverpool

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Sergi Canos has completed his $3.3 million switch from Liverpool to Norwich City on a four-year deal. The 19-year-old, who made his Reds debut in 1-1 draw at West Brom in the club’s final Premier League game of last season, also has the option of an extra 12 months with the Championship side. Liverpool is expected to pocket $5.96 million ...

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Conte very vocal in Chelsea’s first pre-season training

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New Chelsea manager Antonio Conte’s focus on tactical approaches was evident as he led his first training session since being appointed on Wednesday. The former Juventus boss took up duties at Stamford Bridge this week after leaving his role as Italy head coach following the Azzurri’s Euro 2016 exit to Germany. Conte conducted morning and afternoon sessions at the club’s Cobham training ...

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