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Nadal wins Cincinnati title, moves to Number 2

CINCINNATI (AFP) – Rafael Nadal won the Cincinnati Masters for the first time on Sunday, his ninth title of 2013 lifting him to number two in the world and cementing his status as a US Open favorite. The fourth-seeded Spaniard, whose season didn’t start until February when he returned from a seven...

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Usain Bolt wins third 200m title

Usain Bolt after winning the 200m MOSCOW (AFP) – Usain Bolt underlined his amazing sprinting prowess on Saturday by powering to a third successive world 200m title at the World Athletics Championships for his seventh world gold medal. The 26-year-old Jamaican destroyed the field to finish in 19.66 secon...

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Nigeria to defend African badminton title in Mauritius

By CitizensPlatform   Defending champions Nigeria are set to defend their African badminton title in Mauritius. The African badminton championship began on Wednesday (yesterday) and ends on August 22. Nigeria, who won the title at the 2011 All Africa Games, are being represented by 10 players, six male, ...

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Tennis: Del Potro clinches Washington title

Argentine top seed Juan Martin Del Potro rallied to defeat US eighth seed John Isner 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 on Sunday to win the ATP and WTA Washington Open. Del Potro captured his third Washington title after crowns in 2008 and 2009 and stretched his win streak in the US capital to 14 matches to take […]...

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Tennis: Fognini claims second straight ATP title

Fabio Fognini saved a match point and claimed his second straight title on Sunday with victory over Argentine qualifier Federico Delbonis in the Hamburg Open final. Italy’s Fognini won his debut title last weekend in Stuttgart and followed it up with a 4-6, 7-6 (10/8), 6-2 victory on Sunday over Delboni...

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Tennis: Fognini claims second straight ATP title

Fabio Fognini saved a match point and claimed his second straight title on Sunday with victory over Argentine qualifier Federico Delbonis in the Hamburg Open final. Italy’s Fognini won his debut title last weekend in Stuttgart and followed it up with a 4-6, 7-6 (10/8), 6-2 victory on Sunday over Delboni...

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Serena Williams takes Swedish Open title

World number one Serena Williams racked up her 51st win of the year on Sunday when she cruised past home player Johanna Larsson in the Swedish Open final in Bastad. Williams showed little mercy as she swept to a 6-4, 6-1 victory to take the 53rd WTA title of her career. Serena Williams with her […]...

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History maker Andy Murray wins Wimbledon title

Andy Murray ended Britain’s agonising 77-year wait for a Wimbledon men’s champion on Sunday when he destroyed world number one Novak Djokovic, 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 in the blistering heat of the All England Club. It was 26-year-old Murray’s second Grand Slam title to follow his breakthrough triumph ...

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2013/14 EPL: Man U To Begin Title Defense At Swansea

Barclays Premier League champions, Manchester United will start the 2013-14 season at League Cup winners, Swansea. New manager, David Moyes takes his team to south Wales on 17 August, before the returning Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea visit to Old Trafford the following weekend. A match at Liverpool follows for U...

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Zenith Bank League: Deepwater Relish Fourth Title

Both players and coach of First Deepwater club of Lagos, Lateef Erinfolami, were full of excitement over the weekend after the club became the champions of the Nigerian women’s basketball League for the fourth year successively. The defending champions, owned by First Deepwater Discovery Limited, defeated t...

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History maker Nadal wins 8th French Open title

David Ferrer- ruminates over loss to Nadal File Photo: Rafael Nadal: record eighth French title Rafael Nadal won the French Open for a record eighth time on Sunday by defeating fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in the final. It was the first time in tennis history that a man had won the same [&hellip...

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WBO Cruiserweight Title: Afolabi Dares Huck

WBO World Champion Marco Huck (35-2-1, 25 KOs) and his challenger Ola Afolabi (19-2-4, 9 KOs) have already entered fight mode. During the press conference, three days before the top-notch cruiserweights square off inside the ring, they got involved into a verbal altercation. 28-year-old Huck accused his oppon...

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NBA: Heat rip Pacers for title showdown with Spurs

MIAMI,Florida (AFP) LeBron James scored 32 points and the defending champion Miami Heat advanced to the NBA Finals for the third year in a row on Monday with a 99-76 rout of the Indiana Pacers. The Heat captured the best-of-seven Eastern Conference final four games to three and booked a championship series sh...

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Deepwater Prioritise Africa Title Over League Trophy

After winning the Nigerian women’s basketball league for two successive years and in pole position to win it for the third time this year, First Deepwater Club of Lagos have prioritised winning the African clubs championship over the league trophy this year. The coach Lateef Erinfolami-led Deepwater have qu...

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Nadal Beats Federer To Claim Seventh Rome Masters Title

Spain’s Rafael Nadal dominated his 30th meeting with Swiss rival Roger Federer to secure his seventh title in nine years at the Rome Masters on Sunday. Nadal’s 6-1, 6-3 triumph means he now leads Federer 20-10 in their series, with 13 of his wins coming on clay. The Spaniard, winning his sixth tit...

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Athletico beat Real after 19 years to Win Copa Del Rey Title

By CitizensPlatform Miranda’s 98th minute header ensured that Athletico Madrid triumphed over their fierce rivals Real Madrid on their own turf, in a feisty Copa Del Rey final. Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo were both sent off as Atletico Madrid beat Real Madrid for the first time since 1999 to win the...

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Musa’s CSKA seal Russian title

Eagles star misses scoring chances lBattles Eto’o’s Anzhi in Cup final June 1 Ahmed Musa’s CSKA Moscow sealed the Russian title with a game to spare following a scrappy 0-0 home draw with Kuban Krasnodar on Saturday. The lone point was enough to give the Nigeria international and army side p...

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Serena Williams retains Madrid title

Serena Williams retained her Madrid Open title on Sunday with a devastating display to beat world number two Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-4. The title is Williams’ 50th of her singles career and extends her amazing run over Sharapova whom she hasn’t lost to in 12 meetings since 2004. And Williams believ...

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Barcelona gets La Liga title

By CitizensPlatform Barcelona emerged as new La Liga champions on Saturday, the night his Real Madrid team drew 1-1 with Espanyol. Los Blancos went behind early in the game, but Gonzalo Higuain, who has been linked with a move to Juventus and Arsenal, levelled up. The result mathematically handed the title to...

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Barcelona win 22nd La Liga title

Barcelona won the Spanish league title for the 22nd time on Saturday after closest rivals Real Madrid could only draw 1-1 at Espanyol. The result left defending champions Real seven points behind Barcelona with only two games left in their programme. Barca, on 88 points, face Atletico Madrid on Sunday. Lionel...

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Nadal faces Wawrinka for Madrid title

Rafael Nadal reached a seventh consecutive final since returning from a seven-month injury layoff with 6-0, 6-4 win over compatriot Pablo Andujar at the Madrid Masters on Saturday. The 26-year-old will next face Swiss star, Stanislas Wawrinka who beat Tomas Berdych 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. Nadal: to meet Wawrinka World...

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Juventus win 29th Italian title

Arturo Vidal’s 10th league goal of the season was enough to secure a 1-0 win over Palermo and help ten-man Juventus to their 29th Serie A title on Sunday. Juve, however, courted controversy when several players brandished giant shields in the colours of the Italian flag and adorned with ’31′...

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Sharapova Defends Stuttgart Grand Prix Title As Nadal Wins Barcelona Open

World number two Maria Sharapova saved her best performance of the week for last as she successfully defended her Stuttgart grand prix title with a 6-4 6-3 victory over second seed Li Na of china to kick off her clay-court season in style. Sharapova, who had needed three sets in all her previous rounds in [&h...

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Napoli halt Juventus title celebration

Goals by Gokhan Inler, Goran Pandev and Blerim Dzemaili handed Napoli a valuable 3-0 win away to rock-bottom Pescara on Saturday and put Juventus’s title celebrations on hold for at least another week. Juventus began the day with an 11-point lead on Napoli and would have secured their 29th Scudetto with...

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Man United Set To Clinch 20th EPL Title

Sir Alex Ferguson has challenged his Manchester United players to clinch the Premier League title tonight and then write their names into history by finishing the season with a record points total. Manchester City’s defeat at Tottenham yesterday means United will pick up their 20th title — and 13th under ...

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Tennis: Djokvic Eyes French Open Title

Novak Djokovic can cast his hopes forward a month to the start of Roland Garros with serious thoughts of a Paris title after stunning Rafael Nadal to win a first career trophy at the Monte Carlo Masters. “This trophy could not come at a better moment for me. It was a difficult last two months. […]...

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City book date with Wigan, dash Chelsea’s title defence hopes

LONDON(AFP) – Manchester City withstood a valiant fightback from Chelsea to win a gripping FA Cup semi-final 2-1 at Wembley Stadium on Sunday and knock the holders out of the competition. Goals in each half from Samir Nasri and Sergio Aguero put City in control, but Chelsea replied through Demba Ba, onl...

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Serena Williams clinches record 6th Sony Open Title

Serena Williams proved she still has a lot to offer world tennis even at 31, when she overpowered Maria Sharapova in three sets in Miami Open Final today. The world number one came back from one set down to demolish Maria 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, clinching a record sixth Sony Open title and her 48th career […]...

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