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Nigeria's Alex Iwobi (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying football match between Nigeria and Zambia in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on October 7, 2017. PHOTO/AFP
Nigeria's Alex Iwobi (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying football match between Nigeria and Zambia in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on October 7, 2017. PHOTO/AFP

Rafael Nadal Outclasses Kyrgios To Be Crowned King In China

BEIJING, China- World number one Rafael Nadal won his sixth title of another remarkable year as he punished a disgruntled Nick Kyrgios at the China Open on Sunday. The 31-year-old Spaniard was never really in trouble against the temperamental Australian in a 6-2, 6-1 rout in 92 minutes on Beijing’s outside hard courts. READ MORE

Brave Thailand Dim Harambee Stars In FIFA Friendly

BANGKOK, Thailand- Harambee Stars suffered their second consecutive loss at the hands of Thailand in a FIFA international friendly match played at the SCG Stadium, Bangkok on Sunday evening. Teerasil Dangda, who was in the books of English Premier League (EPL) side Manchester City FC in 2008, scored the all important goal in the 64th minute to sink the Kenyans. The loss follows the 1-2 defeat to Iraq on Thursday. READ MORE

Arsenal’s Iwobi Sends Nigeria To Russia, Ghana Crash Out

ABUJA, Nigeria- Alex Iwobi’s goal saw Nigeria become the first African team to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia, while Ghana were eliminated in the qualifiers. A 73rd-minute strike by Arsenal FC forward Iwobi handed the Super Eagles a 1-0 success over Zambia in Uyo, ensuring top spot in Group B with a game to spare. READ MORE

Munala Keen On Topping Group After Convincing Nigeria Victory

YAOUNDE, Cameroon- Malkia Strikers head coach Japheth Munala is keen on finishing top of Group B after the convincing 3-0 victory over Nigeria in the opening match of the 2017 Women’s African Volleyball Championship in Yaounde on Saturday. The national women’s team cruised to a 25-16, 25-18 and 25-10 win over the West African side in a one sided encounter. READ MORE

Brazil’s Olympic Committee Chair Resigns After Arrest

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil- The chairman of Brazil’s Olympic Committee, who helped organize the Rio 2016 Games, submitted his resignation Saturday, saying he wanted to concentrate on defending himself against corruption charges. “To be able to fully exercise my right to defense, which has up until now been violated, I resign with immediate effect my duties as chairman of the Brazilian Olympic Committee,” Carlos Nuzman said in a statement released Saturday but dated Friday. READ MORE

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