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Sport Iyabo Obasanjo chides Buhari's agents over re-circulation of 2013 letter
Author: 0 Iyabo Obasanjo chides Buhari's agents over re-circulation of 2013 letter

Obasanjo's statement is, therefore, a vivid and incisive expression of disappointment and frustration of many Nigerians with the Buhari administration, and should serve as a wake-up call for the President to shed his regime of nepotism, cronyism and the influence of incompetent, inept and corrupt cabal.

Sport Pastore pushes PSG for Inter
Author: 0 Pastore pushes PSG for Inter

Pastore confirmed his interest in a return to Serie A following PSG's Ligue 1 win against Montpellier on Saturday, with the Argentina global aiming to increase his first-team chances ahead of the World Cup. While he performed well early in his stint with Les Parisiens , he was eventually overtaken in the midfield pecking order by subsequent arrivals, although he always remained a solid contributor.

Sport India retain No. 1 ranking with Wanderers win
Author: 0 India retain No. 1 ranking with Wanderers win

And in both Tests, India could not put together sizable partnerships on the chase. "We had to show character in this game, not for anyone else, but for belief of the team". Questions were constantly raised over unusual team selections, including Ajinkya Rahane, one of India's best batsmen in pacey conditions, being left out for the first two tests of the series.

Sport Federer fights off Cilic to win record-equalling sixth Australian Open
Author: 0 Federer fights off Cilic to win record-equalling sixth Australian Open

Victory gave him a sixth Melbourne crown to put him alongside Novak Djokovic and Roy Emerson in the all-time Australian Open leader list. Federed was leading 6-1, 5-2 when Chung retired under the closed roof at Rod Laver Arena . "I think I've done everything pretty well, you know". "In the second set I felt he was getting slower". Their last four encounters have taken place either at Grand Slams, or at the ATP Tour Finals.

Sport Conte denies rumors of his discontent with Chelsea team
Author: 0 Conte denies rumors of his discontent with Chelsea team

Where then, has it all gone wrong at Chelsea this season less than a year after being English football's kingpins? "But we must be focused and give everything and know that we have to face great difficulties". "I'm the coach. My task is to try to do the best for this club, to try to improve my players for this club". "Those who know me very well know I am not a diplomatic man".

Sport Chelsea think about transfer for Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud
Author: 0 Chelsea think about transfer for Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud

Speaking on Friday ahead of Arsenal's game with Swansea next Tuesday in the Premier League, Wenger provided an update on the Aubameyang saga: 'I can not tell you more. Today, Chelsea are linked with Olivier Giroud .... Wenger says France global Giroud, who was linked with Borussia Dortmund this week but is likely to stay, is set to be in contention for the game after recovering from his hamstring injury that has kept him out since the middle of December but the clash will come too soon for ...

Sport UFC on FOX 27 Draws Respectable Gate and Attendance in Charlotte
Author: 0 UFC on FOX 27 Draws Respectable Gate and Attendance in Charlotte

Souza (25-5) finished the unsafe Brunson via TKO at 3:50 of the opening round in the headlining fight at UFC Fight Night at Charlotte's Spectrum Center. Souza, is coming off a loss to now champion Robert Whittaker , can elevate back into the conversation with a win after winning seven of his nine fights since joining UFC in 2012.

Sport Ronaldo speaks on leaving Real Madrid for PSG
Author: 0 Ronaldo speaks on leaving Real Madrid for PSG

We played an fantastic game on a pitch that's never easy, but we had to do it. In 2017-18, Los Blancos talisman Cristiano Ronaldo has fallen well short of his best domestically, while Karim Benzema , his longstanding foil, has been inconsistent too.

Author: 0 Brady returns to full practice, Gronk not ready yet

While Gronkowski and Wise were on the field, it's unclear whether they have been officially cleared from the protocol. In fact, this would have put him out of action for the Super Bowl had it been played this upcoming Sunday and not next weekend.

Sport Edinson Cavani Sets PSG Goalscoring Record, Celebrates Wildly
Author: 0 Edinson Cavani Sets PSG Goalscoring Record, Celebrates Wildly

The Uruguay worldwide took just 11 minutes of Saturda'ys Ligue 1 match against Montpellier to score his 157th goal for the club. The Uruguayan striker is on the verge of becoming PSG's all-time scorer after drawing level with Zlatan Ibrahimovic's benchmark in the 8-0 rout of Dijon last week.

Sport Arsenal are over a hard January run, says Wenger
Author: 0 Arsenal are over a hard January run, says Wenger

Nacho Monreal's free header from a corner ricocheted off the heads of Chelsea duo Marcos Alonso and Ruediger before flying into the net in the 12th minute. Already out of the FA Cup , and 23 points behind City in the Premier League, it is between this and some good sides in the Europa League for Silverware.

Sport San Jose to host 2019 All-Star Game
Author: 0 San Jose to host 2019 All-Star Game

The weekend includes The NHL All-Star Skills Competition, which is scheduled for January 26 and the NHL All-Star Game , slated for January 27. He was the lone player to register a shot that cracked the 100 miles per hour mark. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman officially announced Saturday that the San Jose Sharks will host the 2019 NHL All-Star Game at SAP Center. Price will be action for the Atlantic Division on Sunday afternoon in the 2018 NHL All-Star Game , which will be played using ...

Sport Jared Goff wants Pro Bowl MVP: 'I'm throwing it deep'
Author: 0 Jared Goff wants Pro Bowl MVP: 'I'm throwing it deep'

The AFC roster is filled with 10 members of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New Orleans Saints lead the NFC with seven. Darren McMullen on the journey across America to find a team of his own in USA Network's 'NFL Football Fanatic'. That was back when there was absolutely no defense being played at all. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger , fullback Roosevelt Nix and offensive linemen Alejandro Villanueva, Maurkice Pouncey and David DeCastro join Bell and Brown on the AFC offense.

Author: 0 IPL auction: Quality buys for Rajasthan, Chennai choose experience

Other high-profile players who benefited from a second chance were India opener M Vijay (INR 2 crore to Chennai Super Kings ), wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel (INR 1.7 crore or United States dollars 265,000 approx to Royal Challengers Bangalore ), and Australia quick Mitchell Johnson (INR 2 crore to Kolkata Knight Riders ), all of whom were bought when they were recalled on the second afternoon after going unsold the first time around.

Sport Stephen Curry carries Warriors past Celtics
Author: 0 Stephen Curry carries Warriors past Celtics

After matching and exceeding the Warriors most of the night, the Celtics felt an East Bay chill early in the second half. "The guard play tonight was just an unbelievable back-and-forth", Warriors Coach Steve Kerr said. The Warriors rank first in assists per game (30.8) while the Celtics rank 20th (22.0). Kerr will likely zero in on Curry and Irving. The nine points are just two more than a season low for the 24-year-old player.

Sport Joe Root top-scores as England set Australia 260 in Perth
Author: 0 Joe Root top-scores as England set Australia 260 in Perth

The captain plundered 687 runs in the emphatic Australian Ashes victory but has scored only 102 runs in his five innings in the one-day matches, falling to spin on four occasions. Australia won the toss and chose to bowl in Sunday's fifth and final one-day global against England in Perth. It seemed as if England would rue three dropped catches but Curran's spirited spell of fast, accurate bowling ensured a 19th win in their last 22 matches.

Sport LeBron picks Durant, Irving for All-Star Game
Author: 0 LeBron picks Durant, Irving for All-Star Game

Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving said "It will be fun" to team up with Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James and Kevin Love again at the NBA-All Star game. Someone's going to be insulted if they're publicly outed as the last one taken, so you can bet there will be questions about roster selection left unanswered.

Sport Ottawa's Gabriela Dabrowski wins mixed doubles at Australian Open — NewsAlert
Author: 0 Ottawa's Gabriela Dabrowski wins mixed doubles at Australian Open — NewsAlert

The tournament's organisers had enforced the extreme heat policy as the temperature neared 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit). The duo, who reached the final at Wimbledon previous year, were seeded fifth in Melbourne. Victory on Rod Laver Arena saw Babos win her first Grand Slam in her third appearance in a final. Halep was broken in her opening service game of the third set to go down 2-0, just as she was in the first set.

Author: 0 Stokes tops IPL bidding war despite court date

Jonny Bairstow remained unsold at the IPL auction. Archer has been a success in Australia's T20 franchise competition, the Big Bash, and although born in West Indies, wants to play his worldwide cricket for England. Kings XI and Royal Challengers Bangalore spend money on quite a few worldwide players, while Delhi Daredevils and Rajasthan Royals make good picks.

Sport Pakistan notch solid total in T20 decider
Author: 0 Pakistan notch solid total in T20 decider

However outside New Zealand , Pakistan sealed a T20 series win 2-0 in Dubai in November 2009 while another two-match series held at the Same Venue in December 2014 concluded in a draw. New Zealand are the number one team in the world in the shortest format but Pakistan are number two. It would be Pakistan's first T20I at Mount Maunganui which has so far been luckiest for New Zealand because the Side played five T20Is there and won four of them while one game got washed out.

Sport Suresh Raina back in India's T20I squad for South Africa series
Author: 0 Suresh Raina back in India's T20I squad for South Africa series

Raina was in brilliant form for Uttar Pradesh in the recently concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, accumulating 314 runs at an strike-rate of 146.04. Middle-order batsman Suresh Raina has been named in the squad . " India squad for T20I series: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma " Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul , Suresh Raina , MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya , Manish Pandey, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar , Jasprit Bumrah , ...

Sport Real Madrid player ratings: Cristiano Ronaldo impressive vs Valencia - but who failed?
Author: 0 Real Madrid player ratings: Cristiano Ronaldo impressive vs Valencia - but who failed?

And might the Portuguese be able to bring something else to the club before long - a certain Cristiano Ronaldo perhaps? "Cheer up team. Cheer up madridistas ", he wrote on Twitter . It represents a huge challenge for Levy, particularly as Tottenham's hopes of keeping key players such as Harry Kane , Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris appear tied to the manager's long-term future at the club.

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