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Forbes Releases 2015 List Of World’s 100 Highest Paid Athletes

FORBES has released the annual ranking of the World’s 100 Highest-Paid Athletes. The top 100 athletes earned a total of $3.2 billion over the last 12 months, which is a 17 per cent increase from the prior year. The blockbuster showdown between boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao fuelled much of the $460 million earnings increase in 2015. Mayweather tops ... Read More »

Lionel Messi faces tax fraud

Argentina and Barcelona star Lionel Messi has moved a step closer to being tried for tax evasion after a Spanish high court rejected his latest appeal. Messi and his father Jorge are both accused of defrauding the authorities of more than €4m (£3.1m; $5m). The court ruled that Messi should not be granted impunity for not knowing what was happening ... Read More »

“Of course we will scale through”-Ahmed Musa expresses confidence in AFCON 2O17 qualifiers

Super Eagles forward, Ahmed Musa, is confident Nigeria will qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted by Gabon. The 2013 AFCON winners failed to defend their title when they failed to qualify for the 2015 edition as South Africa and Congo beat them to the qualification tickets. Nigeria are in Group G of the qualifiers alongside ... Read More »

Dani Alves renews Barcelona contract

Barcelona announced that Dani Alves signed a new contract with the club on Tuesday. The 32-year-old had been holding off extending his existing deal that expired at the end of June, doing little to distance himself from rumors of a summer departure. It now appears though that the defender eventually relented and has committed to finishing his career with the Catalans. “FC ... Read More »

Gallant Falcons claw back to hold European giants

A commanding second half display by Nigeria Women saw them hold Sweden to a 3-3 draw in their opening game at the Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg. Goals from Asisat Oshoala, Ngozi Okobi and Francisca Ordega were all Edwin Okon’s ladies needed to fight back having gone down by two goals in the first half. The Falcons, who have never defeated the ... Read More »

Fiorentina sack head coach Montella

Fiorentina have announced they have parted company with head coach Vincenzo Montella. The former striker had caused frustration among the Viola hierarchy after delaying a decision over whether or not to commit to the club for the long term, with his contract soon to enter its final year. President Andrea Della Valle released a statement last week expressing his concern ... Read More »

Togo Kicks Emmanuel Adebayor After He Arrives Late To Camp

Emmanuel Adebayor has been removed from the Togo squad, after he reported late to camp. The West Africans begin their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification campaign against Liberia on Sunday. New coach Tom Saintfiet has decided to leave out Adebayor, Reims goalkeeper Kossi Agassa and Bastia’s Floyd Ayite, who all arrived late. “I have no problem with the players ... Read More »

New comers Ivory Coast swallows 10 as Germany runs riot

Cote d’Ivoire were given a harsh welcome to the Women’s World Cup, with the debutants thrashed 10-0 by Germany. Silvia Neid’s Germany struck five times in the opening 35 minutes at TD Place Stadium in Ottawa, Ontario. And the floodgates widened in the final half-hour as they racked up double digits in the Group B clash. Celia Sasic scored a ... Read More »

Africans survive group stage at FIFA U20 World Cup

It has been a good tournament so far for Africa at the Fifa U20 World Cup as all four teams from the continent reached the knock out stage Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana and Mali all reached the second round in New Zealand, as the Flying Eagles secured a 2-0 victory over Hungary on Sunday morning. Ghana finished top of their Group ... Read More »

Players who may have played their last game after Champions League Final

The end of an amazing season for both Champions League final contestants could lead to a summer of mass upheaval as players head for the exit Saturday’s Champions League final saw two of the strongest sides in the continent battle it out for the European crown. The 3-1 win for Barcelona brought an end to a fabulous campaign for the ... Read More »