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Oduduru Breaks 13-Year Jinx, Finishes 100m In 9.86 Seconds

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Divine Oduduru has broken Nigeria’s thirteen years record, finishing a 100 meters race in approximately 10 seconds. Oduduru broke his personal and season best records to set a world-leading record of 9.95sec to win at the Michael Johnson Invitational on Saturday.

Tiger Woods Wins First Major Trophy Since 2008

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Tiger Woods won his fifth Green Jacket on Sunday 14th April, 2019 at the Augusta National, which is his first major win after an 11-year trophy drought as a result of successive back surgeries.

Weightlifter Arm Suffers Permanent Damage

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The European Weightlifting Championships is an annual event organized by the European Weightlifting Federation (EWF) was in the media space for the wrong reasons in the early hours of today 13 April 2019 after a 31-year-old Weightlifter Gaelle Nayo Ketchanke suffered multiple breaks of her arm and a dislocated elbow during the tournament.

Nigeria midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo took a break from his World Cup preparations to join English Championship club, Stoke, on Monday. Etebo will be a member of the Nigeria squad when the World Cup gets underway in Russia on Thursday. The 22-year-old is free to concentrate on his international commitments after leaving Portuguese side Feirense in a £6.35 million ($8.5 million) switch to second-tier Stoke.

Arsenal have signed Swiss defender Stephan Lichtsteiner from Italian champions Juventus on a free transfer, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. The 34-year-old made more than 250 appearances for Juve, winning the Serie A title in each of his seven seasons at the club.

Everton have appointed Marco Silva as their new manager, the Premier League club announced on their official website on Thursday. Silva, who was fired by Watford mid last season, replaces Sam Allardyce. “Marco Silva has revealed his pride at being appointed Everton manager and his resolve to build a winning side with a winning style and a deep connection between the team and Evertonians,” Everton stated.

Shane Long's 7.69secs Goal Becomes EPL Fastest

Football

Southampton striker Shane Long scored the fastest goal of the Premier League era when he netted after 7.69 seconds in Tuesday's draw at Watford. This goal breaks the initial record of 9.82 seconds scored by Tottenham Ledley King against Bradford in 2000.

Following recent racist abuses against some professional footballers, Premier League stars have today led footballers in England and Wales in a 24-hour social media boycott in order to curb online racist abuses.

Times Magazine: Mo Salah Named Among 100 Most Influential People In The World

Football

Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah has been named as one of the world's 100 most influential people by Time magazine. The Egypt striker, 26, a practicing Muslim, was also one of the US magazine's six cover stars and used his interview to discuss women's equality.

Serena Williams Cruise To Second Round In Indian Wells

Tennis

Former world number one (1), Serena Williams has defeated Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-3 in order to reach the second round at Indian Wells.

Japan's Naomi Osaka won the Australian Open, making it her second Grand Slam title by beating Petra Kvitova in the final stage of the tournament, according to ALJAZEERA. Osaka, 21 years who also defeated former No.1 Serena Williams in the U.S Open in September 2018, is now the first Asian to be ranked No.1.

Andy Murray Could Retire This Year

Tennis

Britain’s tennis player Andy Murray on Friday announced he would likely retire from playing tennis this year due to severe pain from a hip injury, saying next week’s Australian Open could be the last tournament of a glittering career. 

Anthony Joshua Set To Fight Deontay Wilder In April

Boxing

The WBA, WBO and IBF world champion, Anthony Joshua has challenged Deontay Wilder, WBC belt-holder to a fight. The IBF world champion, made this challenge during an interview on US network ESPN.

The IBF stripped Gennady Golovkin of its middleweight title Wednesday. The New Jersey-based sanctioning organization ruled to take Golovkin’s 160-pound championship from him because Golovkin didn’t adhere to the stipulations of the exception the IBF granted before he fought Vanes Martirosyan on May 5 in Carson, California.

Deontay Wilder believes a fight against Anthony Joshua will happen in either September or November this year and insists the match-up will definitely take place. Wilder (40-0, 39KOs) defended his WBC heavyweight belt against Luis Ortiz in March while Joshua beat Joseph Parker to add the New Zealander's WBO strap to his existing WBA and IBF titles.

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