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2022 Commonwealth Games: New updates and Nigeria’s new position on the medal table(Photos)

Nigeria’s Eucharia Iyiazi and Ugochi Alam clinches gold and bronze respectively in women’s F55-57 Shot Put final at the ongoing Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games on Saturday. Iyiazi sets a new Commonwealth Games record of 10.03m to win the gold medal for Nigeria. Alam also claimed the bronze medal with a throw of 9.30m to get the first and third position for the country. Sprinter Favour Ofili won a silver medal in the final of the Women’s 200 meters race.The 19-year-old completed in 22.51secs at the Alexander Stadium on Saturday night to trail behind Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah (22.02secs) and Namibia's Christine
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CommonWealth Games 2022:Nigeria among the top medal holders as they bag more medals

Nigeria bags more medals at the 2022 CommonWealth Games as Odunayo Adekuoroye secures Nigeria's first gold medal in Wrestling. She won a gold medal in women’s 57kg freestyle wrestling, defeating her Indian opponent Anshu Malik 7-3 (VPO1). Blessing Oborududu has also clinched the gold medal in the women’s freestyle 68kg wrestling event following Adekuoroye's victory. Oborududu beats Canada’s Linda Morais 5-1 (VPO1) on Friday to win Nigeria’s second gold medal in wrestling. In addition, Esther Kolawole claimed a bronze medal in the women’s freestyle 62kg wrestling category by defeating Abble Fountain 10-0 in the third place tie at the National
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Commonwealth Games 2022:Nigeria wins big for the first time in Discus event

American-born Nigerian track and field athlete, Chioma Chukwujindu Onyekwere "Cici" breaks record by becoming the first Nigerian woman to win gold medal in Women Category Discus at the CommonWealth Games. Onyekwere bagged the gold medal on Tuesday night at the Alexandra Stadium in Birmingham by throwing the discus to a distance of 61.70 metres in her fourth attempt,taking the lead from England's Jade Lally who led from the start of the competition with her opening throw of 57.33m. Another Nigerian athlete, Obiageri Amechi claimed the bronze medal with a throw of 56.99 metres. Though Nigeria stepped down to 10th position
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Commonwealth Games 2022:Nigeria wins another gold medal in weightlifting(Video)

Nigeria wins another gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Sunday,July 31. Rafiatu Lawal defeated others in women’s 59kg weightlifting category following Adijat Olarinoye's victory. The 25 year-old sets a new record for the Accumulated lifts,Snatch and Clean and Jerk categories. She lifted 90kg for her first lift in Snatch category and lifted in all her attempts 110kg, 115kg and 116kg in the Clean and Jerk Category. She clinches the gold medal by lifting a combined total lift of 206kg – 110kg in snatch and 116kg in Clean and Jerk. See the video below: https://youtu.be/AiFfiJCTgys
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Commonwealth Games 2022: Weightlifter Adijat Olarinoye wins Nigeria’s first gold medal in women category weightlifting (Video)

Nigerian weightlifter Adijat Olarinoye won the first gold medal in weightlifting at the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Saturday night,July 30. The 23 year-old defeated others in the women's 55kg category by lifting 92kg in snatch and 111kg in Clean and Jerk making 203kg in total. The gold medal is also the first medal at the games which began on Thursday,we hope for more medals to follow this one. This placed Nigeria in the ninth position on the medal table which has Australia in first position,they won 13 gold,8 silver and 11 bronze medal. India's Bindyarani Sorokhaibam won
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Tobi Amusan Breaks World Athletics Championship and Got $100,000

Tobi Amusan became the first Nigerian athlete to win a World Athletics Championship gold after winning the women’s 100m hurdles in Oregon on Sunday. The African, Commonwealth and now World champion’s record breaking campaign began from the heats where she set a new African Record from Heat 3. She was betrayed by her emotions when Nigeria’s national anthem was played during her Gold medal celebration as she shed tears of joy and was given a whopping prize of $100,000. Amusan, who had obliterated the world record in an astonishing semifinal where she clocked 12.12sec, got over the line at Hayward
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Pogba’s House Burgled During yesterday’s Match Against Atletico Madrid

Paul Pogba, Manchester United Midfielder , has revealed that his house was burgled on Tuesday night while his children slept. He revealed this in a statement he posted across his social media pages, while offering a reward for anyone who could provide information on the incident. He furthermore also revealed that the incident occurred while Manchester United faced Atlético Madrid in their Round of 16 Champions League clash. The World Cup winner expressed his concerns that the burglars had taken away his family’s “sense of safety and security”. He stated, “Last night our family’s worst nightmare was realised when our
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Do You Know Cristiano Ronaldo is Now The Highest Football Goal-Scorer Of All-Time?

Cristiano Ronaldo one of the world greatest and finest footballers the world have ever seen, is now the football all-time highest goal-scorer with his first and second goals equaling and breaking Josef Bican's 805 Goal record on saturday. Cristiano Ronaldo was able to achieve this breaking record of topping the list of the world highest goal-scorer on his match in Manchester-United with Tottenham, where he scored a hat-trick of 3-2, Incrising his Total Number Of Goals from 804 to 807. Sporting News reached out to FIFA to confirm the list. No word from the world-governing body as of publication time,
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UK Freezes Owner Of Chelsea FC’s Asset, Stops sells of Club, Tickets and Merchandise

The United Kingdom government has officially frozen Roman Abramovich’s assets in the UK today. A development that will see the sale of Chelsea Football Club being put on hold, sales of tickets and merchandise also halted. In announcing its actions against Abramovich, the government stated that it has taken efforts to secure Chelsea’s ability to continue operations and meet its schedules. “Given the significant impact that today’s sanctions have on Chelsea football club and the potential knock on effects of this, the Government has this morning published a license which authorizes a number of football-related activities to continue at Chelsea,” the British
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Qatar 2022: Date for Ghana vs Nigeria World Cup qualifier confirmed by NFF

NFF confirms date of the reverse FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 play-off leg between Nigeria and Ghana to the Confederation of African Football. In a statement, NFF said Nigeria and Ghana will face off in a pitched battle at the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on Sunday, March 27. NFF’s spokesperson, Ademola Olajire, described the final leg clash as a “potentially–explosive”.“Ghana Football Association now has to confirm whether the first leg inside the Cape Coast Stadium will be on Wednesday, 23rd March or Thursday, 24th March,” the statement said.
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Senegal Wins AFCON 2021 For The First Time in history

Senegal have won the 2021 edition of the African Cup of Nations. In a final that was billed a Mohammed Salah versus Sadio Mane affair, the two ‘best teams’ at this year’s took a final step to continental glory but only one of them could emerge champions. Sadio Mane missed a penalty in the opening minutes in the first half and the game dragged on for a gruesome 120 minutes with either team failing to find the back of the net. Penalty shootout was then required and Mane who missed a penalty earlier on, scored the crucial penalty that crowned
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Cristiano Ronaldo hits 800 career goals

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 800 career goals at club and international level, racking up the incredible milestone number in Manchester Uniteds Premier League clash with Arsenal. Already with far more official strikes than goalscoring icon Pele, Ronaldo swept home the 800th of a historic career in front of the Stretford End at Old Trafford with his first of the night after being fed by Marcus Rashford early in the second half. It was Ronaldos 11th goal for United since returning to the club in August. He scored 118 during his first spell in Manchester from 2003 to 2009, when he
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Lionel Messi wins The seventh Ballon d’Or

Messi was the highest goal scorer, highest assist provider and best player in the South American tournament. Monday’s ceremony saw Robert Lewandowski finish second while Chelsea’s Jorginho settled for third. “it’s Incredible to be here again,” said Messi. “Two years ago I thought that it was my last year and now I am here again. I am very happy, very excited and wanting to fight for new challenges.”“I do not know how long I have left but I hope it will be a long time. I want to thank my teammates from Barcelona and PSG, and especially the Argentina team.
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Breaking: Ralph Rangnick Becomes Manchester United New Interim Manager.

The 63-year-old German will take charge of Manchester United until the end of the season before moving into an upstairs role after replacing the sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Uramah media further gathered that the latter role is arguably just as noteworthy as his imminent presence in the Old Trafford hot-seat, given the club have been lacking direction from the top of the hierarchy throughout the post- Sir Alex Ferguson era. Rangnick also has success as a director of football under his belt after taking on the role for both Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig from 2012 onwards. In his statement , He said:
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Champions League fixtures for matchday five.

Four teams have already qualified but there are more matches to play on Matchday 5 of the UEFA Champions League group stage. Tuesday 23 NovemberGroup E: Dynamo Kyiv vs Bayern (18:45 CET), Barcelona vs BenficaGroup F: Villarreal vs Man. United (18:45 CET),Young Boys vs Atalanta Group G: Sevilla vs Wolfsburg, LOSC vs Salzburg Group H: Malmö vs Zenit, Chelsea vs Juventus Group A: Man. City vs Paris, Club Brugge vs Leipzig Group B: Atlético de Madrid vs AC Milan, Liverpool vs Porto Group C: Beşiktaş vs Ajax (18:45 CET), Sporting CP vs Dortmund Group D: Inter vs Shakhtar Donetsk (18:45
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Highest goal scorers in Premier League after Week 11 (Top 12)

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah remains the top scorer in the Premier League after Week 11 games. The Egyptian international is ahead of Leicester City's Jamie Vardy and West Ham's Michail Antonio on the goal chart. Salah has so far scored ten Premier League goals for Liverpool. The forward has three goals ahead of Vardy and four goals ahead of Antonio. Premier League top scorers after match-day eleven: 10 goals: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool). 7 goals: Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) and 6 goals: Michail Antonio (West Ham) and Sadio Mane (Liverpool). 5 goals: Raphinha (Leeds United). 4 goals: Ismaila Sarr (Watford), Bruno Fernandes
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Fury knocks out Wilder to retain WBC heavyweight Crown

Tyson Fury retained his WBC heavyweight crown on Saturday with a spectacular 11th-round knockout of Deontay Wilder as their trilogy fight delivered a boxing classic.In an epic battle in front of 15,820 fans at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, both fighters were knocked down on multiple occasions in a contest full of improbable twists and turns as the two rivals traded blows. Fury looked to have gained the upper hand after flooring Wilder in the third round, only for the 35-year-old from Alabama to respond with two knockdowns of Fury that had the English champion clinging on desperately in
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Anthony Joshua Looses Heavyweight Champion to Oleksandr Usyk

After six months of heavy training, Anthony Joshua’s reign as world heavyweight champion ended in London after he was defeated by Oleksandr Usyk. Oleksandr Usyk is crowned as the new unified world heavyweight champion after a unanimous decision win over Anthony Joshua with scores of 117-112, 116-112, 115-113.Usyk has become the third boxer after Evander Holyfield and David Haye to win world titles at cruiserweight and heavyweight.However, there is a rematch clause, with Joshua – who has now won 24 and lost two of his professional bouts – having previously lost his belts when beaten by Andy Ruiz in New
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8 Champions League matches that left an open wound for the defeated

Ask any manager for the matches that made them and you may be surprised. Because more often than not, the games that define your life in football are not the ones in which you got a positive result. It's the defeats that leave scars and push you onto bigger and better things. That's certainly true of these eight Champions League nights. Allow us to present a history of managers not eating, not forgetting and sometimes wandering the streets of Athens in search of reflection. 1. Liverpool’s Greek Tragedy Liverpool were a more cohesive unit than the 2005 version but couldn’t
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Arsene Wenger gives verdict on Mikel Arteta and his Arsenal team

Arsene Wenger says he sees “potential” in Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal despite a tough start to the season. The Gunners beat Norwich 1-0 on Saturday but they remain 16th in the Premier League table with three defeats in their first four games. Arsenal will not be involved in the Champions League, Europa League or Europa Conference League when those competitions get under way this week. In fact, this will be the club’s first campaign outside Europe since 1994/95 following an eighth-place finish last term. Arteta did win the FA Cup in his first half-season in charge at the Emirates Stadium, but
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