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Trump, Obama, Other Politicians Pay Tribute To BryantKobe

LAGOS JANUARY 27TH (NEWSRANGERS)-President Donald Trump was among those who took to Twitter on Sunday after the sudden death of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash early on Sunday morning outside of Los Angeles. He was 41. Trump called the […]

NBA Legend, Kobe, Daughter, Seven Others Die In Helicopter Crash

LAGOS JANUARY27TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Los Angeles County officials said the Sunday morning helicopter crash that killed NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, also claimed the lives of seven other victims. Los Angeles County fire chief Daryl Osby said after receiving a 911 call just before 10 a.m. on Sunday, they discovered a brush fire […]

Anthony Joshua May Defend His Title In Nigeria Before June

LAGOS JANUARY 25TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed Pulev is the ‘front-runner’ to face Anthony Joshua next and said the fight would likely take place in the UK or in Nigeria. ‘Kubrat Pulev is the frontrunner,’ said Hearn. ‘I think we’ve established that the IBF mandatory was called before the WBO mandatory. ‘Pulev is the […]

Super Eagles’ Shot Stopper, Akpeyi Named Nigerian Goalkeeper Of The Year In S/Africa

LAGOS JANUARY 14TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Kaizer Chiefs shot-stopper Daniel Akpeyi has been named Nigerian Goalkeeper of the Year. The 33-year-old player won the accolade at the inaugural Ballers Awards ceremony which is a new initiative to recognise homegrown Nigerian talent. Akpeyi beat Omonia Nicosia keeper Francis Uzoho and El Kanemi Warriors shot-stopper Adamu Abubakar to the award. […]

‘Panic’ In Iran Over Missing Female Olympic Medalist

LAGOS JANUARY 10TH 9NEWSRANGERS)-Concern mounted Thursday in Iran over the fate of the Islamic republic’s only woman to have won an Olympic medal, who is believed to want to settle in The Netherlands. Kimia Alizadeh clinched a taekwondo bronze medal at the Rio Olympics in 2016, drawing praise from her compatriots including the country’s President […]

Atletico Madrid Beats Barca To Reach Super Cup Final

LAGOS JANUARY 10TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Atletico Madrid pulled off a stunning turnaround to beat FC Barcelona 3-2 in an enthralling Spanish Super Cup tie in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Thursday. They thus booked their place in the final of the revamped competition where they will face Real Madrid on Sunday. Argentine forward Angel Correa struck the decisive […]

Senegalese Forward, Sadio Mane Beats Salah, Mahrez To Emerge Africa Best Footballer

LAGOS JANUARY 8TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Senegalese forward Sadio Mane has won the 2019 CAF African Player of the Year award. He beats Liverpool’s teammate Mohammed Salah and Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez to win the award at the annual awards ceremony staged in Hurghada on Tuesday. Mane has been a finalist in the previous three editions of the […]

Nigeria Forward, Chukwueze Debunks Report On Chelsea, Liverpool Move

LAGOS JANUARY 5TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Super Eagles’ winger, Samuel Chukweze has debunked news making the rounds that he could join Premier League sides, Chelsea or Liverpool, as there has been no concrete move by both clubs, AOIFootball.com confirmed. The winger, who is back in Villarreal ahead of this weekend’s trip to Real Sociedad told AOIFootball.com that he […]

Read Why Anthony Joshua Agrees To Give Up One Of His Heavyweight Title

LAGOS JANUARY 5TH (NEWSRANGRS)-Anthony Joshua is ready to give up one of his four versions of the world heavyweight title in order to make sure the division stays entertaining. The 2012 Olympic champion lost his title belts in June last year when Andy Ruiz Jr inflicted the British heavyweight’s first professional loss but Joshua regained […]

Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury Fight Rematch Date, Location Officially Pronounce

LAGOS DECEMBER 28TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The highly anticipated rematch between undefeated heavyweight champions Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury has officially been set for Feb. 22 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Wilder and Fury first met in December 2018, and the fight ended in a split draw. Since then, both Wilder and Fury have won […]

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