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FIFA Launches Music Initiative, Podcast Series

Exclusives

Football body, FIFA has announced the launch of a new entertainment initiative “FIFA Sound”, aimed at creating an original and innovative connection between football, music, football fans, music enthusiasts, football players, and artists.

Apple Hyundai Set To Partner On Electric Car Tie-Up

Exclusives

Korean automobile manufacturer, Hyundai Motor is set to partner America’s Apple Inc in a deal on autonomous electric cars by March 2021 to begin production by 2024 in the United States, Korean IT News disclosed on Sunday.

NBA: Stephen Curry's Scores Career-High Points Propels Golden State Warriors to Victory

Exclusives

Stephen Curry has scored a record career-high 62 points as his Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Trailblazers 137-122 in San Francisco on Sunday. After Kobe Bryant at 37, the 32-year-old has now become the second-oldest player to score over 60 points in a game beating his previous best performance of 54 points against the New York Knicks in February 2013.

Mauricio Pochettino Set To Take Over At PSG After Thomas Tuchel Sack

Sports Transfers

Mauricio Pochettino is set to replace Thomas Tuchel as Paris Saint-Germain’s head coach after the German was sacked on Thursday, with the club that has been champions seven of the past eight seasons sitting third in Ligue 1.

Farhad Moshiri Increases Investment In Everton By £250m

Sports Transfers

Everton Football Club’s Board of Directors is proposing to create and issue new shares to Mr Moshiri’s Blue Heaven Holdings Limited. Mr Moshiri is currently the Club’s majority shareholder with 77.2% and this proposal - representing up to an additional £250,000,000 of investment - further underlines his long-term commitment to the Club.

Fulham Confirms The Signing Of Tosin Adarabioyo From Manchester City

Sports Transfers

Manchester City Anglo-Nigerian defender Tosin Adarabioyo has joined Fulham on a three-year deal with a further 12 months extension during the transfer deadline day. The 23-year-old, who impressed on loan at Blackburn Rovers last season, has explained that the time was right for him to leave the club that has been his home since the age of five.

Chelsea Vs Luto Town: Lampard Confirm His Squad For FA Cup

Football

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard has named the blues’ squad to face LutonTown in today’s FA Cup fourth round fixture at Stanford Bridge. According to football London, London has released a 31-man squad to clash with Luton Town at Stamford Bridge.

Cristiano Ronaldo Becomes Highest Goal Scorer In Football History

Football

Cristiano Ronaldo is the top scorer in Serie A this season with 15 goals in 14 games; the 35-year-old believes he can play for "many, many more years"; Ronaldo says winning the 2022 World Cup with Portugal would be a "dream"
Cristiano Ronaldo has surpassed Josef Bican for the most goals scored for club and country in football history - with his tally now at 760.

Former Real Madrid Striker Becomes First-Ever Footballer Bought With Cryptocurrency

Football

David Barral, the former Real Madrid B and Levante striker, has become the first-ever player to be purchased using cryptocurrency. The 37-year-old has officially signed for Segunda B side DUX Internacional de Madrid this week in a deal funded entirely through the use of bitcoin - the digital or virtual currency that uses peer-to-peer technology to facilitate instant payments.

French Open: Nadal Defeats Djokovic For A 20th Grand Slam Title

Tennis

Rafael Nadal has won his 13th French Open singles title and 20th Grand Slam tournament by beating Novak Djokovic in straight sets and he is now on tie with Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam singles titles.

Djokovic Disqualified From US Open Tournament

Tennis

Novak Djokovic was surprisingly disqualified from the US Open on Sunday for striking a female lines official in the throat with the tennis ball. The world number one hit the ball in disgust after he went 5-6 down against the Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta. It appeared Djokovic was looking away from the office when he struck the ball with considerable force. She could be heard gasping and coughing on the tennis court upon the impact of the ball on her throat.

COVID-19: Roland Garros Now Moved to September

Tennis

The organisers of the French Open tennis tournament have confirmed that the tournament has been postponed for about four months because of the coronavirus pandemic. It will now be played in September as against the earlier schedule date in May. The French tennis federation announced the decision Tuesday.

Anthony Joshua Makes Donations To Boxing Gyms

Boxing

Britain’s Heavyweight Champion, Anthony Joshua has made financial donations to boxing gyms over fears that many may go out of business due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Joshua’s donations came after his promoter, Eddie Hearn voiced his concerns over as well as some amateur gyms already shutting down temporarily through the Lockdown in the United Kingdom (UK). “Boxing helped shape me, both physically and mentally,” said Joshua. “It is no secret that without boxing and the family created around my amateur gym, my life could have been very different.

Boxing: Anthony Joshua Knocks Out Pulev To Retain Title

Boxing

World boxing heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua in his effort to retain the title of the champion had descended hard on his Bulgarian rival, Kubrat Pulev near the end of the ninth round on Saturday to retain his IBF, WBO, and WBA belts.

Dillian Whyte Brutally Knocked Out By Povetkin

Boxing

Dillian Whyte's world heavyweight title dream was left in tatters after a second career defeat by Alexander Povetkin in a sensational fifth-round knock-out.

Tokyo Olympics: ‘Anything Can Happen’ - Japan Minister

Athletics

The Japanese minister of Administrative and Regulatory Reform, Taro Kono has on Friday said: “anything can happen” as regards the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, contradicting the official position of the country’s Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga who assured a ‘safe and secure” tournament.
Mr Kono’s statement comes after the declaration of a state of emergency in 11 regions including Kyoto and Osaka. “Given the coronavirus situation, anything can happen,” Kono, a high-profile former foreign and defence minister, told a press briefing. “The organising committee and the IOC must of course be thinking about back-up plans. The government is firmly preparing for the Olympics and Paralympics.”

A Parisian court has on Wednesday found the former head of World Athletics, Lamine Diack guilty of corruption, and sentenced to four years in prison with two years suspended and a fine of nearly $600,000 in a Russian doping scandal. Diack, 87 led the IAAF for 16 years and was found guilty to have received bribes of over $3 million to cover up Russian athletes' doping and also using the money to help finance Macky Sall's presidential candidacy campaign in 2012.

The Minister of Youths and Sports, Sunday Dare has pledged that the Moshood Abiola national stadium main bowl pitch will be re-grassed and rehabilitated to world-class standards by April 2020. The Minister made this disclosure on Wednesday in Abuja during the handover ceremony of the pitch to the contractor for re-grassing, fixing of scoreboards, and rehabilitation of the main bowl. While handing over the project to the contractor, Dare assured that the feat will bring back the stadium to global reckoning as the citadel of sporting excellence.

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