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Table Tennis Chief Tips Aruna To Make Top Five At German Bundesliga

The President of TTC RhönSprudel Fulda-Maberzell (TTC), Stefan Frauenholz, has tipped Africa’s top table tennis player, Quadri Aruna, to be among the top five performers in the 2020/2021 Table Tennis Bundesliga (TTBL) season. Frauenholz is backing his words on the recent form of Aruna and the records he has set in the last six years. The Nigerian, who replaced departed ...

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Inter Milan Have No Plans To Sign Messi – Club Official

Inter Milan have no plans to try and sign Lionel Messi nor the financial means to engineer a deal for the six-time Ballon d’Or winner, a club official said Tuesday. “I don’t know where some ideas can come from,” Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio told Sky Sport Italia. The Serie A runners-up have been linked with a move for Messi ...

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Messi Boycotts First Pre-Season As Barcelona Demand $833m Release Clause

Lionel Messi boycotted Barcelona’s first pre-season training session on Monday, club sources have confirmed to AFP, as the striker upped the stakes in his battle to leave this summer. After skipping coronavirus tests on Sunday, Messi was absent again from the club’s Ciutat Esportiva training ground, where Ronald Koeman held a session at 5:30 pm, his first since being appointed ...

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West Brom Nominate Super Eagles Star Semi Ajayi For POTY Award

Newly-promoted English Premier League side, West Bromwich Albion have nominated Super Eagles defender, Semi Ajayi, for the club’s Player of the Year award for 2020. Ajayi, 26, teamed up with the Baggies in the summer of 2019 from League Two side, Rotherham United, going ahead to becoming a mainstay in the side’s defence. The Nigerian scored five goals in 43 ...

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Mbappe Out For Three Weeks, Doubtful For Atalanta Clash

Kylian Mbappe will be sidelined for “around three weeks” after spraining his ankle in the French Cup final, likely ruling him out of Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League quarter-final against Atalanta on August 12. The France forward limped off in the first half of Friday’s 1-0 win over Saint-Etienne after a dreadful tackle that resulted in a red card for opposing ...

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EPL: Obafemi’s Late Strike Denies Man United The Chance To Go Third

Manchester United missed the chance to move up to third in the Premier League on Monday after Michael Obafemi’s 96th minute equaliser earned Southampton a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford in the latest twist in the race for a place in next season’s Champions League. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men were unable to take advantage of weekend defeats for Chelsea and ...

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Real Madrid Now One Win Away From La Liga Title After Beating Granada

Real Madrid are one victory away from clinching the La Liga title after they held off a second-half comeback from Granada on Monday to win 2-1 and move four points clear of Barcelona. With two games left, Madrid will be crowned champions if they beat Villarreal at home on Thursday regardless of how Barca fare at the Camp Nou against ...

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Beach Volley Ball: Nimrod Gives Olympics Qualification Assurance

The President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Musa Nimrod is optimistic the country’s beach volleyball women’s team will qualify for next year’s Tokyo Olympics. Nimrod admits the COVID-19 will play a vital role whenever the Confederation of Africa Volleyball decides to choose host for the final round. He assured that the country will not have a repeat of what happened four ...

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Fernandes Nets Brace As Man Utd Beat Brighton

Bruno Fernandes boosted Manchester United’s bid to qualify for the Champions League as his brace inspired an impressive 3-0 win at Brighton on Tuesday. Cajoled by the dazzling Fernandes, United produced one of their best performances of the season at the Amex Stadium. Mason Greenwood opened the scoring early in the first half and Fernandes doubled the lead before the ...

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Messi Scores 700th Career Goal Against Atletico Madrid

Lionel Messi scored the 700th goal of his career on Tuesday by converting a penalty against Atletico Madrid in La Liga. Barca’s captain fooled Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak with a chip down the middle at Camp Nou, where he hit another remarkable milestone for club and country. Messi’s 700 goals include 630 for Barcelona and 70 for Argentina.

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Man City Thrash Burnley To Delay Liverpool’s Title Claim

Manchester City thrashed Burnley 5-0 at an empty Etihad to ensure Liverpool will not be able to clinch the Premier League title when they face Crystal Palace on Wednesday. Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez scored twice, while David Silva grabbed what could prove his final City goal to cut the gap at the top to 20 points. A bad night ...

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Eagles Star Simon Moses Signs Four-Year Deal With French Side Nantes

Super Eagles star, Simon Moses, has signed a new four-year permanent deal with French side, Nantes, valued at €6.5 million. The Nigerian, who had been on a season-long loan to the French side from Levantes since last summer, will now stay with the Yellow and Green until the 1st of July, 2024. READ ALSO: I Have Not Gotten A Fresh ...

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I Have Not Gotten A Fresh Offer From Arsenal, Says Aubameyang

Arsenal forward, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, has said the club has not offered him a fresh contract and he is waiting for them to do so. Aubumeyang, 30, has a contract with the Premier League side until June 2021 with several clubs including Barcelona and Inter Milan lurking around to snap the Gabonese away from the Emirates Stadium. According to the former ...

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Ex-Real Madrid Star Casillas Ends Spanish Football Federation Presidency Bid

Spain’s World Cup-winning captain Iker Casillas announced on Monday he was ending his bid to run for the presidency of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) due to the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. “I would like to inform you that I have decided not to run for the upcoming RFEF elections,” the Porto goalkeeper wrote on social media. Read ...

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Lewandowski Shoots Bayern Munich Into German Cup Final

Bayern Munich stayed on course for the double this season after the Bundesliga leaders squeezed past Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 in Wednesday’s German Cup semi-final behind closed doors. Bayern’s early goal by Ivan Perisic was cancelled out by a second-half equaliser from Danny da Costa, who had only been on three minutes, before Lewandowski sealed the home win with his 45th ...

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