Ilorin Defeats Abuja to Win ARS 4 National Championship

Monday, August 04, 2014
Lagos, Nigeria; August 2, 2014: A solitary strike off the foot of Ayinde Taiye was all team Ilorin needed to beat Abuja to the Airtel Rising Stars National Championship title in a keenly contested final match decided at the Yabatech Sports Complex, Lagos on Saturday.The game was a clear departure from the goalless contest between the two teams ... Read more

ARS 4 National Championship Takes off In Lagos

Friday, August 01, 2014
Lagos, Nigeria; July 30, 2014: The National Championship of the season four of the Airtel Rising Stars U-17 Tournament for boys and girls got off to a resounding start in Lagos on Wednesday with first round of group matches decided at the Sports Complex of the Yaba College of Technology.Five zones are participating in the championship with a to ... Read more

160 Youngsters for ARS 4 National Finals

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Lagos, Nigeria; July 2014: 160 players made up of five zonal male and female teams will be vying for honours when the National Finals of the season four of the annual Airtel Rising Stars U-17 tournament kicks off in Lagos on Wednesday, July 30 at the Yabatech Sports Complex, Lagos.The number consists of a male and female team of 16 players from ... Read more

Brazil Fires Coach Felipe Scolari

Monday, July 14, 2014
Brazils football confederation CBF will not renew national coach Luiz Felipe Scolaris contact, local media reported early Monday, just hours after Germany defeated Argentina to win the 2014 World Cup. Scolari said that he would let the CBF decide his fate after his team lost the game for third place 3-0 to the Netherlands on Saturday, and a ... Read more

Wenger Calls Eagles Organization Poor

Monday, July 14, 2014
Poor organization and not lack of talent has been identified as the reason behind the failure of Nigerias Super Eagles to progress beyond the round of 16 at the 2014 Fifa World Cup finals in Brazil. This is the verdict of the Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger who has been carrying out a post-mortem of the African champions showing in Brazil. ... Read more

Newcastle Sign French Midfielder Cabella

Monday, July 14, 2014
English Premier League club Newcastle United signed midfielder Remy Cabella from French side Montpellier, the British club said on Sunday. The 24-year-old, who Newcastle first tried to sign in January, signed a six-year contract with the club for an undisclosed free. This is a move that I really wanted to make as I have heard nothing but g ... Read more

Transfer News: Luis Suarez Will Sign For Barcelona Next Week After Fee Agreed With Liverpool

Friday, July 11, 2014
Barcelona have agreed a fee with Liverpool for Luis Suarez, which Sky Sports News understands is 64.3million. Liverpool have confirmed the agreement and the controversial striker will now leave Anfield next week, with Barca saying he will sign a five-year deal. In a statement, the Reds said: Liverpool FC confirms that Luis Suarez will be ... Read more

NBA: LeBron James Confirms Return To Hometown Team Cleveland Cavaliers

Friday, July 11, 2014
LeBron James is to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers four years after spurning his hometown club to join the Miami Heat. James spent his first seven years in the NBA at the Cavaliers before moving to Florida, where he reached the NBA Finals four times, winning two championships. He told Sports Illustrated: Before anyone ever cared where I ... Read more

Luis Suarez's Appeal Against Bite Ban Rejected By Fifa

Friday, July 11, 2014
Fifa has rejected Uruguay and Liverpool striker Luis Suarezs appeal against a four-month ban from all football-related activities for biting Italys Giorgio Chiellini. Suarez was also banned for nine international matches after the incident at the World Cup in Brazil. The Uruguayan FA had described Fifas ruling as an excessive decision ... Read more

Liverpool sell Suarez to Barcelona

Friday, July 11, 2014
Barcelona announced on Friday they had struck a deal to sign Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez from Liverpool, sealing the transfer despite the uproar over him biting a World Cup rival. Suarez will be travelling to Barcelona next week for a medical, to sign his five-year contract and to be officially presented to the media and fans as an FC Barcel ... Read more

Balotelli Courts Controversy With Gun Photo

Friday, July 11, 2014
Italy striker Mario Balotelli has stoked more controversy by publishing a picture of himself on Instagram pointing a gun at the camera with the message a big kiss to all the haters. The AC Milan player quickly removed the photo but his latest gaffe will do him no favours in Italy where he has been a frequent target of racial abuse and has com ... Read more

The '05 Generation Meets The Class Of '09

Friday, July 11, 2014
When the 22 players representing Germany and Argentina step out onto the Maracana pitch for Sundays World Cup final, roughly half will be fulfilling prophecies made in the previous decade. From Argentina captain Lionel Messi to Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, the team-sheets will reflect the fact that glory for both teams has been in the pipe ... Read more

Alexis Sanchez: Arsenal Reach Agreement On Barcelona Forward

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Arsenal are close to completing the signing of Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez. The clubs have reached a deal in principle and the 25-year-old has agreed personal terms. Arsenal are set to pay in the region of 35m for the Chile international, who joined Barca from Udinese in 2011 and has scored 43 goals in 119 appearances. The Gunners ... Read more

Neymar To Join Brazil For Third-Place Play-Off

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Brazils injured striker Neymar will attend Saturdays third-place play-off when the battered World Cup hosts take on the Netherlands. Brazil were consigned to the ignominy of fighting out a game Dutch coach Louis van Gaal has attacked as unfair after their 7-1 semifinal mauling by Germany. Neymars absence dominated the build-up to Tuesd ... Read more

Brazil Cracked Up, Says Germany's Joachim Low

Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Brazil cracked up during Tuesdays stunning 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat by Germany, according to victorious coach Joachim Low. The three-time winners scored on five occasions in the first half including four in six minutes as they inflicted Brazils biggest World Cup loss. Scoring three in four minutes the hosts were in shock, s ... Read more
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