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Gernot Rohr to stay on as Nigeria coach….

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Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr is to stay on as Super Eagles coach, ending months of protracted contract negotiations. Discussions have been going on since 2019 over the deal, with problems arising after the Nigeria Football Federation insisted publicly that Rohr spend more time in Nigeria.

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Rudiger leads tributes for late Cameroonian player Bouasse….

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger led the tributes to Cameroonian midfielder Joseph Bouasse Perfection who died from a heart attack aged 21 on Sunday. Rudiger, who played at Serie A club Roma during Bouasse’s time there as a youth-team player, expressed his sorrow at the “horrible news”.

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Holyfield open to Tyson rematch for charity….

Former world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield would fight Mike Tyson again – if his old rival asks. Holyfield, 57, who retired in 2014, won their two previous bouts in the 1990s, including the infamous ‘Bite Fight’ in 1997 when Tyson was disqualified. Both have planned returns for charity and Holyfield said a three-round fight was possible “if he [Tyson] wants to”.

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Odion Ighalo likely to return to China….

Striker Odion Ighalo looks set to return to China when his loan deal expires on 31 May, with Manchester United struggling to agree an extension with Shanghai Shenhua. The Nigerian, 30, was signed on a short-term loan deal in January as cover for striker Marcus Rashford, who had been ruled out by a back injury.

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Woods & Manning beat Brady & Mikelson in $20m charity match….

Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning beat Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady in a charity golf match which raised $20m for coronavirus relief efforts in the United States. Legendary NFL quarterback Brady hit the shot of the day, holing out from the fairway on the seventh. “I take my hat off to Tom and Peyton,” said Woods. “This is our arena, this is what we do for a living.

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Danish Superliga club create virtual grandstand for fans to watch game on Zoom….

Staying in touch with friends and family, business meetings and quizzes – video calls have become a key part of life during the coronavirus pandemic. And now Danish Superliga club AGF Aarhus are using the technology to bring 10,000 fans to the side of their pitch, despite the season being played behind closed doors when it restarts on Thursday.

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Coronavirus: Woods, Mickelson, Brady and Manning take on $10m golf challenge….

Rivals Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will be joined by NFL greats Tom Brady and Peyton Manning as they take on a $10m golfing rematch on Sunday. The event will raise money for Covid-19 relief efforts in the United States. It follows Rory McIlroy’s £4m skins event last week involving Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff also in aid of charity.

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Coronavirus: For Cyril Dessers, missing out on Nigeria debut was painful….

Heracles’ striker Cyriel Dessers – who finished the Dutch Eredivisie season as joint top scorer – has said missing out on his Nigeria debut because of the coronavirus pandemic was “painful”. Dessers, 25 – who was tied on 15 goals with Ajax’s Steven Berghuis at the top of the goal-scoring charts when the Dutch campaign ended early – received his first Super Eagles call-up in March. He was included in Gernot Rohr’s squad for an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone, but the match was put on hold because of the Covid-19 crisis, denying Dessers a chance to represent the country of his mother’s birth.

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Former long jump world champion fined for public drinking….

South Africa’s star long jumper Luvo Manyonga, who famously overcame a crystal meth addiction to win gold at the 2017 World Championships and silver at the 2016 Olympics, is in trouble with the law again. The 29-year-old, who was banned from athletics for 18 months after testing positive for the drug in 2012, has been fined for public drinking and contravening South Africa’s strict lockdown restrictions.

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Milan’s famous San Siro to be demolished….

The famous San Siro in Milan is set to be replaced by a new stadium after Italy’s heritage authority raised no objections to its demolition. AC Milan and Inter Milan share the venue, which was built in 1926. Last year the clubs filed a request to jointly build a new 60,000-seater stadium next to the existing ground.

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Olivier Giroud to stay at Chelsea next season….

Chelsea have extended Olivier Giroud’s contract by 12 months, which means the France striker will be at Stamford Bridge next season. Giroud had made just five Premier League appearances in January and was in the last six months of his contract. But after an injury to fellow Blues striker Tammy Abraham, Giroud, 33, impressed on his return, scoring twice in four league games.

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