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Sports / Lebron James' 18-year-old Son Reportedly Suffers Cardiac Arrest During Training by DonBabaNG: 5:12pm On Jul 25, 2023
According to reports, LeBron James's son, Bronny James, suffered a heart attack during a basketball workout.
LeBron James's son, Bronny James, has reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest during a basketball workout.

The 18-year-old who is King James’ eldest son was immediately transported to the hospital after the incident occurred during a USC workout.

According to TMZ, Bronny James is now in stable condition and has been moved out of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Bronny James reportedly rushed to the ICU after suffering from Cardiac Arrest
According to reports on Monday, Bronny James, who recently committed his future to the USC Trojans basketball team, was transported by ambulance from USC's Galen Center, where the team plays and practices, following a reported 911 call made at 9:26 am on Monday.

TMZ sources also revealed that the incident is believed to have been classified as a Code 3, indicating the severity of the call, as it requires the use of ambulance lights and sirens.

LeBron James’ family asks for privacy amid Bronny James’ health concerns
Meanwhile, LeBron James confirmed the concerning incident involving his son ahead of Bronny’s debut season with the USC Trojans.

King James issued a statement to TMZ regarding the situation. "(Monday) while practicing Bronny James suffered a cardiac arrest," the James family said.

“Medical staff was able to treat Bronny and take him to the hospital. He is now in stable condition and no longer in ICU. We ask for respect and privacy for the James family and we will update media when there is more information."

"LeBron and Savannah wish to publicly send their deepest thanks and appreciation to the USC medical and athletic staff for their incredible work and dedication to the safety of their athletes."

BronnyJames recently took another step towards emulating his father's legacy by deciding to wear the iconic No. 6 jersey at USC for his freshman year.

USC revealed the news via their official Twitter page with a caption that read: "FIRST LOOK: Bronny James will wear No. 6 for the Trojans."

LeBron James is synonymous with the No. 6 jersey and has endured a remarkable career in the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat, although, he has also worn the jersey No. 23 in the past.

Source: Pulse Sports Nigeria


Sports / CAF Hands Osimhen A Boost In Race For African Player Of The Year - Pulse Sports by DonBabaNG: 12:35pm On Jul 25, 2023
Osimhen is the favourite to succeed Senegal and Bayern Munich’s Sadio Mane as Africa’s best player this year.
Super Eagles star Victor Osimhen has been handed a huge boost in his quest to win the African Player of the Year after CAF announced the date, venue and criterion for selection.

Osimhen is the favourite to win the award following an incredible season with Napoli and the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

Osimhen's remarkable year
The 24-year-old was arguably Africa’s best player last season after leading Napoli to their first league title in 33 years.

Osimhen scored 26 league goals in 32 matches for the Neapolitans, including the strike that sealed the league title against Udinese.

The Super Eagles star also scored five goals in six Champions League matches. Not forgetting the seven goals and two assists he recorded in Nigeria’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying campaign.

Osimhen’s performances have put him in the pole position to win the African Player of the Year for 2023.

Osimhen favourite for CAF award
The Nigerian striker has now been handed a boost after CAF announced that the period under review for the award is September 2022 to June 2023.

Osimhen was brilliant during this period and will feel confident in his chances of becoming the first Nigerian to win the award since Kanu Nwankwo won it in 1999.

This year’s award is scheduled to take place on December 11 in Morocco, although it remains to be seen if Rabat will be the host city again after it hosted last year’s ceremony.

Source: Pulse Sports Nigeria


Sports / Tobi Amusan: How Nigerian Hurdler Made World Record History A Year Ago by DonBabaNG: 11:49am On Jul 25, 2023
A year ago, Tobi Amusan became Nigeria's first World Record holder and World champion at the 2022 World Championships in Oregon.
A year ago (July 24th, 2022), Nigerians woke up to the ground-breaking news of Tobi Amusan becoming Nigeria's first World Record (WR) holder and outdoor champion in athletics history.

This life-changing moment was at the eighteenth World Championships in Oregon, where she rose from being a medal challenger to superseding the world's best in the women's 100m Hurdles event.

Amusan first gave a tip on what to expect, clocking a new lifetime best and lowering her African Record (AR) from 12.41s to 12.40s in the qualifying heats (it was also the fastest overall time in the rounds).

In a post-race interview, she said: "I didn't know I was running that fast, I was just trying to get to the finish line as soon as possible. My coach will be mad at me."

A day later, on July 24th, the Nigerian lined up for the semifinals, having top hurdlers

Amusan, to the surprise of many, scaled the ten hurdles fastest past the field. After crossing the finish line, she looked up at the scoreboard. At first happiness at winning the race, then surprise, then joy.

Her time was 12.12s, a new World Record, smashing Harrison's previous record of 12.20s that stood since 2016.

At that moment, a shocked Amusan's first words were: "What's happening"? The spectators at the stadium were speechless and wondered if the timer malfunctioned or if there was a wind-assistance reading to it. But no, it was a legal wind reading at 0.9m/s.

The 25-year-old improved the World Record by eight times the progress of 36 years and her personal best by almost a third of a second to make the final.

Her joy was short-lived as she had a final moment of glory to prepare for less than two hours later. With all eyes on her and everyone anticipating if her semifinal time wasn't a fluke, Amusan lived up to expectations, bettering her time once again in the final, with 12.06s (2.5 m/s wind assisted, thus not a legal WR), becoming Nigeria's first outdoor world champion.

Amusan's iconic feat not only shut down the Nigerian online and media space, but was also the only topic of discussion nationwide and worldwide, certifying the gravity of how historic her WR and title performance was as one of the highlights of the World Championships.

The almost girl who had back-to-back fourth-place finishes at the Doha 2019 World Championships and Tokyo Olympics had become the best hurdler in world athletics history.

Source: Pulse Sports Nigeria


Sports / NFL Legend Tom Brady Reportedly Hooks Up With Cristiano Ronaldo's Ex-girlfriend by DonBabaNG: 10:59am On Jul 25, 2023
Tom Brady has sparked dating rumours with Irina Shayk, the former partner of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Tom Brady and Irina Shayk have recently sparked dating rumours after the pair were photographed together.

Brady who was recently present at Lionel Messi’s viral debut for Inter Miami has now returned to the headlines over his relationship life following his divorce from his ex-wife and Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen.

Brady and Bundchen ended their 13-year marriage in October 2022 over an alleged contention between the former couple due to Brady's decision to return to football after a brief 40-day retirement earlier last year.

Brady has been linked with a few high-profile women since his split from his ex-wife, including famous American TV star Kim Kardashian.

However, the latest reports now appear to be the most concrete of the reports of his relationship life after his divorce from Gisele Bündchen.

Tom Brady and Irina Shayk spark dating rumours
Latest reports in the U.S. suggest that Tom Brady could be ready to get into a relationship again, with another supermodel.

TMZ reports that Irina Shayk, the former girlfriend of Cristiano Ronaldo, and the NFL superstar quarterback have been spending time together recently.

The report adds that the Russian supermodel spent the night at Brady’s house over the weekend.

The reporters' cameras caught Tom Brady, 45, and Irina Sahyk, 37, in Los Angeles on Friday.

Brady is said to have picked her up at the Bel-Air Hotel and took her to his home.

And according to TMZ, the Russian beauty did not leave his home until the next morning, around 9:30 am.

At that time the two of them left again and Brady would have taken her to a hotel to pick her up again in the afternoon.

And it was there that they were photographed and recorded having a nice conversation and sharing a laugh in a Rolls-Royce while waiting for the traffic light to give the 'go' signal.

The rumours of Tom Brady and Irina Shayk’s romance have been going on for a month. The pair reportedly coincided at a wedding and some witnesses pointed out that the model was with the American throughout the night.

Although, Shayk’s representatives had previously suggested the rumours to be false prior to their latest meeting.

Pulse Sports cannot verify the authenticity of the latest reports as neither Tom Brady nor Irina Shayk have confirmed the latest rumours.

Source: Pulse Sports Nigeria


Sports / Chelsea Turn Down £40m Bid From West Ham For Conor Gallagher by DonBabaNG: 10:50am On Jul 25, 2023
West Ham have had a £40m bid for Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher rejected and are expected to make an improved offer.

Gallagher has been lined with a move away from Chelsea throughout the summer, with Liverpool, Newcastle, and West Ham all taking a keen interest in the midfielder.

Chelsea's Gallagher on the move?

The 23-year-old who scored in the Blues pre-season win over Brighton is believed to want to stay and fight for his shirt at Stamford Bridge but the arrival of Moises Caicedo will further limit his chances.

According to the Telegraph, West Ham have firmed up their interest by making a bid worth around £40m for Gallagher, a bid that was immediately turned down.

The Hammers are looking to strengthen their midfield after losing their captain Declan Rice, who moved to title contenders Arsenal for £105m.

Gallagher came through the academy at Chelsea but really made a name for himself while on loan at Crystal Palace in the 2021/22 season.

He made 35 appearances in the league for Chelsea last season.

Source: Pulse Sports Nigeria


Sports / Chelsea Offer ₦39 Billion For Eagles Star - Pulse Sports Nigeria by DonBabaNG: 8:36am On Jul 24, 2023
Chelsea continue their pursuit of Michael Olise after making a bid above the winger's release clause

Premier League side Chelsea have offered Crystal Palace £39 million for winger Michael Olise as they look to continue their spending spree under new owner Todd Boehly.

Chelsea looking to pay over the odds for Olise
The Eagles star had been on the radar of French giants Paris Saint-Germain before the summer transfer window opened and is also a rumoured target for Premier League champions Manchester City.

Olise reportedly has a release clause in his contract with Crystal Palace that will allow him to leave for £35 million, but the Blues have gone above the prescribed price to fast-track the deal.

They hope to beat Manchester City, who are the only other team keen on Olise with the impending departure of Riyad Mahrez to Saudi Arabia.

Chelsea looking to sign top Premier League talent
Olise is a top Premier League talent, and the 21-year-old is potentially one of the best players in the league in the coming years.

Chelsea want to continue their pursuit of young talent as they build for the future and Olise would fit perfectly into their club's direction despite already being experienced in league football at a young age.

The left-footed winger played youth football for current suitors Chelsea and Manchester City, as well as Arsenal, before playing professionally for Reading for two years, winning the EFL Championship Young Player of the Season in 2021.

Olise has been a revelation since joining Crystal Palace and was named the Eagles’ player of the year in the 2022/23 campaign, where he scored two goals and assisted 11 times in 37 matches.

Source: Pulse Sports Nigeria


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Sports / Chiamaka Nnadozie: 5 Interesting Fact About Super Falcons Goalkeeper by DonBabaNG: 9:23pm On Jul 23, 2023
Chiamaka Nnadozie the Nigeria women's goalkeeper is presently making her country proud at the ongoing Women’s World Cup.

The Paris FC Feminines goalkeeper captained the Super Falcons, leading them into the field against Canada.

Super Falcons goalkeeper Nnadozie was superb in Nigeria's first game in the Women’s World Cup.

The goalkeeper was influential in helping the Super Falcons secure a draw against Canada, saving a penalty to keep them in the game.

After having a spectacular game against Canada, we take a look at some interesting facts about the outstanding goalkeeper.

1. Who is Chiamaka Nnadozie
Chiamaka Cynthia Nnadozie, a goalkeeper for Paris FC in the French Division 1 Féminine and the Nigeria women's national team, was born in Nigeria on December 8, 2000.

She possesses a dominating presence, quick wit, and great all-around talent as a goalkeeper. She can also initiate build-up play with her ball delivery.

The Super Falcons goalie is recognized as one of the top goalkeepers in the world and the best female goalkeeper in Africa.

2. Club career
Chiamaka Nnadozie joined Rivers Angels to begin his professional career at the beginning of the 2016 campaign.

The Rivers Angels won the league championship in 2019 thanks in large part to Nnadozie's performance in goal.

She left the country on January 22, 2020, when she signed an 18-month contract with Paris FC of France.

3. International career
Chiamaka Nnadozie started representing her country right from the U-20 and participated in the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.

She played all four matches in the tournament and performed well against Haiti, earning the Player of the Match award.

She was chosen for the 2018 Africa Women's Cup of Nations not long after the U-20 Tournament.

Nnadozie was selected to play for the senior national team at the age of 19 in preparation for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France.

After the Super Falcons defeated Korea, Nnadozie became the youngest goalkeeper to record a clean sheet at the World Cup.

Nnadozie once more assisted the Falconets in winning the gold medal at the African Games in Morocco following the 2019 World Cup by saving three penalties against Cameroon in the shootout.

4. Ability
The Super Falcons goalkeeper Nnadozie is an excellent goalie with lots of abilities such as swift feet and reflexes.

She is considered one of the best goalkeepers in the world and also the best goalkeeper in Africa.

He is good with her feet when with the ball and also commands a good aerial presence when contesting for the ball.

She is also one of the best goalkeepers when it comes to penalty saves and she showed a glimpse of it against Canada when she saved a penalty to keep her team in the game.

Nnadozie is also a very good shot-stopper and has the ability to make crucial saves most especially one on one saves.

5. Trophies won
The Super Falcons goalkeeper has won many honours as a footballer and while still playing she is likely to win more.

She won the Nigerian Women's Championship with her team Rivers Angels in 2016 and also the Nigerian Women's Cup in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Nnadozie also won the African Women's Championship with Nigeria in 2018 and the African Games in 2019.

6. Individual awards
Aside from trophies won for club and country, Nnadozie has also won several individual awards for herself.

In 2019 she scooped the IFFHS Africa's Best Woman Goalkeeper and was nominated for the IFFHS World's Best Woman Goalkeeper and African Women's Footballer of the Year.

She was also nominated for the NFF Awards of the Young Player of the Year in 2018 after representing the U-20 team.

In the 2021-2022 season, she won the EaglesTracker Awards for the Nigerian Goalkeeper of the Season.

She also won a double award in the 2022–23, the EaglesTracker Awards for Nigerian Golden Gloves and EaglesTracker Awards Goalkeeper of the Season.

Source: Pulse Sports Nigeria


Sports / Gabe Vincent: Winning Olympic Gold With Nigeria Is Greater Than An NBA Champions by DonBabaNG: 1:49pm On Jul 23, 2023
Gabe Vincent says winning Olympic Gold for 400 million Nigerians is greater than winning an NBA Championship with the Lakers.

Vincent recently joined the Los Angeles Lakers on a reported 29 billion naira deal during NBA free agency.

Gabe Vincent on Nigeria and NBA championship
Born to a Nigerian father Gabe Vincent of the LA Lakers is a national representative for the D’Tigers.

Nigeria's D'Tigers did not qualify for the 2023 FIBA World Cup, but the newest Lakers star places winning on the international competition greater than winning the NBA title.

Vincent gave an explanation of why he prefers winning the World Cup to receiving an NBA ring in a conversation with JJ Redick for the podcast The Old Man and the Three.

He said, "For me personally, I've been looking forward to raising that Larry O'Brien trophy.

"But knowing how much it would mean to the 400-plus million people in Nigeria, let along the 1-point something billion in the continent of Africa, that's a hard one to pass up. Especially in this sport where African teams really haven't had much of a footing.

"I think that'd be, not only would it be fulfilling, and great, in its own way, but I think legacy wise, I think it would stand taller, stand a little longer.

"So, I'm gonna reluctantly have to say the gold medal with Nigeria. I think that would just be epic."

Gabe Vincent and Nigeria
Vincent rose to stardom when the D'Tigers recorded a shock victory against the USA in a friendly ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

At the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, where the D'Tigers finished 17th, Vincent played his first game for the team.

Despite not having much basketball success, Nigeria has qualified for the last three Olympic tournaments.

It is unclear if Vincent will now feature for the D'Tigers in the 2024 Pre-Olympic qualifiers in Lagos.

Source: Pulse Sports Nigeria


Sports / Lionel Messi: 808 Goats Assembled To Celebrate Inter Miami Star 08 Career Goals by DonBabaNG: 1:41pm On Jul 23, 2023
Lionel Messi is the second active footballer to have scored over 800 career goals.
Lionel Messi has already enjoyed a Hollywood start to his Inter Miami career.

The 36-year-old Argentine playmaker broke the internet last week with his stunning last minute free-kick for his new club against Mexican club Cruz Azul to win the game for the hosts in their opening Leagues Cup match.

.Messi entered the match in the 54th minute to a huge roar from the sold-out crowd at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

However, the 2022 World Cup champion showed excatly why he is worth his $5o million contract in front of thousands of fans including superstars like Inter Miami co-owner David Beckham, NBA legend LeBron James, Tennis legend Serena Williams, NFL legend Tom Brady and famous American influencer Kim Kardashian.

Messi’s goal against Cruz Azul was his 808th goal in his legendary career.

The former Barcelona and PSG star is one of two only active footballers to have netted over 800 goals in their career.

Lay's gathers 808 goats to celebrate Messi 808 career goals
In celebration of his 808th career goal, popular Snack brand Lay’s gathered 808 goats in a field and lined them up brilliantly to project Lionel Messi’s face from a bird’s eye view in a new ad.

Lay’s took to their social media networks to post the ad with a caption that read: ‘+1 🐐for the 808th goal for the G.O.A.T @leomessi’

Messi who is synonymous with the GOAT (Greatest of All Time) nickname will no doubt go down as possibly the greatest player to ever grace a football pitch.

The majestic Argentine is one of the top 10 highest goalscorers in football history and has been widely regarded as the best player of all time.

Messi is currently in contention for the Ballon d’Or later this year as the Albiceleste skipper could scoop a record 9th Ballon d’Or award in his trophy-laden career.

Source: Pulse Sports Nigeria


Sports / Bad Market! Arsenal Fans Give Up On Havertz After Poor Performance Against Man U by DonBabaNG: 1:11pm On Jul 23, 2023
Arsenal new boy Kai Havertz was once again anonymous as the Gunners lost 2-0 to Manchester United in a pre-season friendly.

Havertz signing for Arsenal, split opinion from day one but it would be foolish to doubt Mikel Arteta's sense of judgment and track record with incomings.

However, in just a few weeks there have been shades of brilliance but more questions than answers.

Havertz slow start to life at Arsenal

After coming off the bench to score a fine goal against the MLS ALL-Stars in midweek, silencing a few critics in the process, he returned to his now familiar pattern.

Havertz played 70 minutes against Manchester United at the Met Life Stadium and did absolutely nothing. Lining up on the left side of a midfield three, with license to move into attacking areas, he basically ghosted through the game.

The 24-year-old was especially tepid in a first half that saw new Manchester United captain Bruno Fernandes and Jadon Sancho score two fine goals to take the game away from Arteta's men.

For Havertz, fans are curious as to what his real position is, and this was another performance to forget for the Germany international.

What next for Arsenal & Havertz
It is too soon to write Havertz off as he will certainly need some time to gel and grasp the basic requirements of Arteta's style of play.

Arsenal play Barcelona next, on Thursday at the SoFi stadium in Los Angeles.

Source: Pulse Sports Nigeria


Sports / Samuel Eto'o: Cameroonian Legend Under Investigation For Match Fixing by DonBabaNG: 11:12am On Jul 22, 2023
Samuel Eto'o, the head of the Cameroonian Football Federation, is under investigation for match-fixing.

According to reports, recordings have surfaced in which Eto'o promised Valentine Gawain, president of Victoria United, that he would influence referees to promote the team.

He gave his word to the president of Victoria United, stating that he will promote them to the second division by manipulating games.

At the end of the season, Victoria United got promoted when the federation decided that Stade de Bertoua, the runner-up from the previous season, was ineligible.

Eto’o’s voice recording in word
It has been revealed that Samuel Eto’o’s voice was heard in a recording making a promise to the president of Victoria United.

Eto'o said as reported by Daily Mail, “There are things we can do, but you have to be very discreet, brother.

“I haven't even had time to get home yet. I'm out, bro. I haven't had time to get home and work with the president (of the Cameroonian Referee's Association) because I can't call the refs directly and tell them to be careful. But I can work with the president.”

Eto'o was reportedly heard saying, “Opopo (Victoria United's nickname) must go up to the first division. This is our goal (…) This is our Federation. Victoria United will go up.

“Stay calm, we will grant you the three points and we will suspend the referee. But let me at least go back to Cameroon.

“He arrived on the 3rd (January) at night. So we'll see you in the office on the 4th. Anyway, I'm going to rule out and disqualify this referee.”

Eto’o also spoke about how powerful the president of the referee association is by saying, “He has the power.

“From there, he with his commissions will be able to suspend even the president of the referees. Our club, Opopo, must go up to the first division, that is our objective.”

With the evidence of Eto’o’s voice being heard in a recording, he is now under investigation for match-fixing in Cameroon.

Source: Pulse Sports Nigeria


Sports / Heartbreak As PSG Goalkeeper And Gf Stripped And Robbed Of Items Worth £432,000 by DonBabaNG: 3:59pm On Jul 21, 2023
Gianluigi Donnarumma is at least the 13th PSG player to have been a victim of a robbery attack in recent years.

Paris Saint Germain goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma and his partner Alessia Elefante were victims of an assault last night on their home in Paris by a group of thieves.

Donnarumma was reportedly robbed alongside his girlfriend, both of whom fortunately survived the horrific incident.

The 24-year-old Italian goalkeeper was slated to travel this week to Japan as PSG begins their pre-season tour.

Gianluigi Donnarumma and his girlfriend robbed at gunpoint in their home in Paris
According to a report from Le Parisien, the criminals forced the door of Donnarumma’s house, located in an exclusive area of the VIII district of the French capital.

The criminals assaulted the Paris Saint-Germain and his girlfriend, after which they fled with goods and items estimated to be worth £432,000 (500,000 euros)

The report from Le Parisien reveals that the Italy international and his partner were tied up during the assault by "several individuals" and the thieves held them hostage "at gunpoint" while they found valuables.

However, the couple managed to escape the incident with no severe injuries as they later took refuge in a hotel near their home where employees tipped off the police.

However, Le Parisien, citing a confidential source, Donnarumma was "slightly injured".

Both Donnarumma and his girlfriend Alessia Elefante were later taken to a hospital to be examined.

The building's doorman, who was also previously tied up by the thieves in order to carry out the robbery, was also reportedly taken to the hospital to be examined.

A special unit of the Paris criminal police was assigned to the investigation.

Concern grows as Donnarumma joins list of PSG stars who have been robbed

In recent years there have been reported cases of PSG players who have been victims of assaults on their homes, usually while they were not at home.

Donnarumma becomesat least the 13th PSG player to have reportedly been a victim of a robbery, as Ángel Di María, Sergio Rico, Mauro Icardi, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Dani Alves, and Choupo-Moting have experienced episodes with thieves.

In January this year, two men were convicted of robbing Marquinhos' home in March 2021, while in February two other people were sentenced to three and four years in prison for the assault on Di Maria's home, also carried out in March 2021.

However, these unfortunate incidents do not occur only in the Paris region, and do not only concern footballers at PSG.

Le Parisien reports that in the summer of 2022, Marco Verratti was robbed for more than 3 million euros while on holiday in Ibiza.

Source: Pulse Sports Nigeria


Sports / Havertz Scores Superb Goal To Silence Critics As Arsenal Wallop MLS All-stars by DonBabaNG: 11:14am On Jul 20, 2023
Arsenal's £65m signing Kai Havertz scored his first goal for the club in a 5-0 pre-season win over MLS All-Stars on Wednesday night.

After a disgraceful performance in Tuesday's MLS skills challenge, Havertz bounced back to show what he's capable of with a fine performance for Arsenal in the All-Star game.

Havertz silences critics
In stoppage time of the second half, the former Chelsea man was on the receiving end of a sweet Marquinhos cross, controlled it brilliantly with his chest before slamming it into the net and past New England Revolution keeper Djordje Petrovic.

Arsenal on fire
Arsenal flew out of the blocks with Gabriel Jesus opening the scoring inside 5 minutes. Leandro Trossard doubled the lead before the interval to put Wayne Rooney's men in all kinds of trouble.

The goal-fest continued in the second half with further strikes from Jorginho, Martinelli, and a sweet Kai Havertz finish to wrap things up.

Source: Pulse Sports Nigeria


Sports / Tuchel-ball! Ex-chelsea Boss Leads Bayern Munich To 27-0 Victory by DonBabaNG: 10:28pm On Jul 19, 2023
Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich absolutely destroyed FC Rottach-Egern 27-0 in a friendly match on Tuesday.

Bayern Munich began their preparations for the new season with a friendly match against FC Rottach-Egern in Tegernsee on Tuesday evening.

Bayern destroy FC Rottach-Egern 27-0

Thomas Tuchel's men absolutely torched the local side, scoring 27 goals without reply.

Jamal Musiala opened the scoring in the third minute and former Arsenal man Serge Gnabry doubled his team's lead a minute later.

Alphonso Davies made it 3-0, with Gnabry getting on the score sheet again to make it 4-0. Musiala scored another to put Bayern five goals to the good. Konrad Laimer, Mathys Tel (x5), Noussair Mazraoui, Dayot Upamecano and Leroy Sane made it 14-0.

A hat-trick by Musiala was followed by two more goals by Gnabry before halftime.

Despite being 18-0 up at the interval, Bayern continued to thrash Rottach-Egern in the second half. Marcel Sabitzer, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Manchester United, scored five times to make it 23-0.

Raphael Guerreiro got in on the action as did Ryan Gravenberch and Kingsley Coman to make it 26-0. Former Liverpool man Sadio Mane completed the rout as the Bundesliga club won 27-0.

Source: Pulse Sports Nigeria


Sports / ! Top 3 Most Beautiful Players In The Nigerian Women’s Football League by DonBabaNG: 6:36pm On Jul 17, 2023
The 2022/2023 season in the Nigerian Women’s Football League is over and here are the hottest female footballers in the League.

The Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) came to an end after the NWFL Championship in Ikenne, Ogun state over the weekend in all divisions.

This year’s elite league (NWFL Premiership) was won by Delta Queens and two clubs from the second division got promoted to the elite division.

In this article, Hassan of Pulse Sports highlights three beautiful faces that makes male fans troop into the stadium to watch the Women's game.

Here are the Top 3 most beautiful female footballers in the League;

3. Yemisi Samuel (Edo Queens)
The Edo Queens striker, Yemisi Samuel has been ranked in the top three of the most beautiful players in the Nigerian Women’s Football League.

Yemisi was part of the Edo Queens squad at the Super Six in Asaba.

Yemisi scored 11 goals in 6 matches for the Nigerian women's U-17 national team in qualifiers in 2020.

The striker played for Osun Babes and Sunshine Queens before joining Edo Queens.

2. Taiwo Lawal (Robo Queens)
Taiwo Lawal is one of the reasons why several male fans visit the stadium to watch the Women’s League.

Beauty, panache, glamour, and style are all synonymous with Taiwo Lawal which makes her a fan favourite in the Nigerian Women’s League.

She is blessed with the creative instinct of a midfielder and the finishing traits of a striker.

Moreover, she can easily find space in the middle of the pitch and smell blood from a distance

The forward started her career with Aseyori Queens in Lagos before she became a professional when she teamed up with FC Robo Queens.

She is blessed with mouthwatering looks and a terrific physique to complement her outstanding performances on the pitch.

1. Peace Abbey (Delta Queens)

No doubt, Peace Abbey has been regarded as one of the most beautiful players in the (NWFL)

The beautiful Delta Queens player was part of the team that won the Women's League.

Source: Pulse Sports Nigeria


Sports / Barcelona Hoping To Offload 5 Players In Three Days - Pulse Sports by DonBabaNG: 11:11am On Jul 17, 2023
Barcelona have reportedly identified five players who need to leave the club before the

LaLiga giants Barcelona are reportedly keen on finding exits for five players before the club head to the United States of America to begin pre-season training on Wednesday.

Barcelona looking to offload five players

The Blaugrana currently have a bloated squad with more players than manager Xavi is willing to handle, and they have only a few days to trim the squad with five players expected to leave this summer.

Barcelona are reportedly seeking deals for players like Clement Lenglet and Sergino Dest, who spent the 2022/23 season out on loan, as well as Alex Collado, Franck Kessie, and Pablo Torre, who is expected to leave on loan to Girona as part of a deal bringing La Masia graduate Oriol Romeu back to the club.

All five players are not currently part of Xavi’s vision for the team and will have to make way, especially if the club intends to sign more players this summer.

Barcelona looking to bolster squad with funds from sales
Barcelona have already completed the signings of ex-Manchester City captain Ilkay Gundogan, Inigo Martinez from Athletic Club, and Brazilian striker Vitor Roque, who joins in January from Athletico Paranaense, and could see more players enter the club’s doors before the end of the transfer market.

To finance any new transfers, the Catalan club will almost certainly need to sell off some of the squad’s players, as their financial situation remains precarious despite recent league success.

Barcelona won the 2022/23 LaLiga title after holding off the challenge of Real Madrid, but will need to be even better next season as Los Blancos’ summer transfer business will see them mount a stronger title challenge.

Source: Pulse Sports


Sports / Tobi Amusan Storms To Back-to-back Diamond League Wins And Meeting Record by DonBabaNG: 6:55pm On Jul 16, 2023
World champion Tobi Amusan won her second consecutive Diamond League meet in Silesia, blazing to a Meeting Record and Season's Best of 12.34s.

World Record (WR) holder Tobi Amusan is hitting her top form at the right time after storming to a Meeting Record (MR) of 12.34s (0.9) to win the women's 100m Hurdles at the Silesia Diamond League.

Amusan edged former WR holder Keni Harrison on the line in12.35s and newly crowned US champion Nia Ali in 12.38s. Jamaican champion Megan Tapper finished fourth ahead of her compatriot Danielle Williams in fifth.

The Nigerian's time is her fastest this season, equaled Jasmine Camacho-Quinn's MR, and propels her to the top of the Diamond League standings as she continues her build-up to a third successful title defense.

Also, her victory is her second consecutive Diamond League win, having succeeded in Stockholm. She is now seven points ahead of Camacho-Quinn, who for the first time, didn't feature in a Diamond League meet this season.

The reigning world champion proved in Silesia that she's still in the conversation for the world title and peaking perfectly, as her SB is now No.2 on the world's top list behind Camacho-Quinn's 12.31s.

Source: Pulse Sports Nigeria


Sports / Naija Super 8: 5 Talking Points Ahead Of Remo Stars Vs Sporting Lagos Final by DonBabaNG: 4:26pm On Jul 16, 2023
All the Naija Super 8 games have witnessed a record turnout of fans, an unusual trend in local football matches in Nigeria.

After 14 games and eight days of exciting football at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, the final of the Naija Super 8 tournament between south-west rivals, Remo Stars and Sporting Lagos is set to take place on Sunday at 5 pm.

Here are five interesting talking points ahead of the highly anticipated final of the biggest off-season tournament in the country.

1. Mouth-watering Prizes
Having earned N3 million for each of their previous four matches in the tournament, the two clubs are assured of more millions in their coffers.

The winner of the tournament will be rewarded with a grand prize of N25 million and a trophy, while the runner-up will receive N9 million.

2. South-west Derby Rematch
Remo Stars and Sporting Lagos had earlier faced each other in the group stage round, a tie which Sporting Lagos won 2-1. The finalists had begun to build a healthy rivalry on social media when Sporting Lagos gained promotion to the NPFL and both teams bragged about emerging zonal champions whenever they meet.

The cup final on Sunday presents a perfect opportunity for either Remo Stars or Sporting Lagos to establish derby superiority ahead of their first-ever league meeting.

3. Music Interlude
Two notable Afrobeats artistes, Portable and Pheelz Mr Producer, are billed to perform at the final. Portable notably performed at the opening match between Remo Stars and Enyimba International, he stole the show when he climbed the barricade to roll with the fans at the stand while shouting his popular slang “Wahala Wahala Wahala”. Fans cannot wait to see another episode of the controversial artiste, on Sunday.

4. Fan of the Tournament
Flykite Productions, organisers of the Naija Super 8 have reiterated that the tournament is all about the fans, which was why the teams that participated at the tournament, were voted by the fans. All the games at the tournament have witnessed a record turnout of fans, an unusual trend in local football matches in Nigeria.
To crown it all, 8 fans will be announced as the Naija Super 8 Fans of the tournament on Sunday. The winners are set to win trophies, autographed match balls and Naija Super t-shirts. To stand a chance at winning, post a photo or video of yourself at the stadium using the hashtag #NaijaSuper8Fans.

5. Live Broadcast
While tickets for the match will sell at N200 for regulars and N2000 for VIPs at the ticketing booth of the stadium. Fans outside Lagos can get to follow the highly anticipated final on SuperSport. on SuperSport Football (DStv ch 205 & GOtv ch 61), SuperSport Variety 4 (DStv ch 209). This is the biggest game of the off-season and you cannot afford to miss it.

The Naija Super 8 is organised by Flykite Productions in partnership with MultiChoice Nigeria and sponsors, MTN, Hero Lager, DStv, GOtv, SuperSport, Moniepoint, Pepsi and Custodian Assurance.

Source: Pulse Sports Nigeria


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Sports / FIFA WWC: 7 players who could stop Asisat Oshoala from winning the Golden Ball by DonBabaNG: 12:50pm On Jul 16, 2023
These seven players are all that stand between Super Falcons star Asisat Oshoala and the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup Golden Ball

With the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup set to kick off in the next few days, many fans of Nigeria’s Super Falcons are praying for a special performance in Australia and New Zealand.

If the Super Falcons are able to shock the world, Barcelona forward Asisat Oshoala is expected to be central to any success, which could leave her as one of the favourites to win the competition’s Golden Ball as its best player.

Winning such an honour will certainly not come easily, as several other players will be vying for the honour, with these seven being the most likely to keep Oshoala from being named player of the tournament.

Sam Kerr — Australia
The Chelsea forward will certainly enjoy playing in her home country during the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup and will be hoping to replicate her superb club form for Australia as they look to make the best of their home advantage.

he hopes of the entire nation of Australia rest on the shoulders of the Chelsea forward and the country’s all-time leading goalscorer as they aim to do better than their current best finish at the World Cup in 2007, 2011, and 2015 when they reached the quarterfinals.

Kerr has scored 62 goals for the Matildas in 120 appearances and has also scored 90 goals in 116 games since joining the Blues in 2019.

With Australia seen as one of the dark horses for the trophy, Kerr could put in a Golden Ball-worthy performance to excite the home crowd.

Alexia Putellas — Spain
Spain’s Alexia Putellas is looking to return to the Spanish national team with a bang at the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

The Barcelona midfielder suffered a horrific injury ahead of Spain’s 2022 UEFA Women’s Euros campaign, which has seen her miss most of the 2022/23 season, allowing her only six appearances at the end of the campaign to regain fitness in time for the World Cup.

Putellas, who received the 2022 Ballon d’Or Féminin and FIFA The Best Women’s Player of the Year award, is looking to regain her position at the top of the football world and will be the central figure to Spain’s squad at the World Cup.

In her last full season, she was Barcelona’s top scorer in all competitions with 34 goals in 42 games as she helped the Blaugrana to the UEFA Women’s Champions League final and LaLiga Femeino title.

Alex Morgan — USA
Title favourites The United States of America will be looking for inspired performances from the 2019 Women's World Cup’s joint-top scorer, Alex Morgan.

The USA have won the last two editions of the World Cup, in 2015 and 2019, and Morgan has scored seven goals across both tournaments.

Morgan has scored a total of nine goals at the World Cup and will be keen to add to her tally in Australia and New Zealand as The Stars and Stripes aim for an incredible third World Cup win in a row.

The San Diego Wave forward was named Player of the Tournament in the 2022 CONCACAF Women’s Championship, her last involvement in a major tournament, and she could replicate that performance at the 2023 FIFA World Cup.

Lieke Martens — Netherlands
Netherlands forward Lieke Martens will have to navigate the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup without her strike partner Viviane Miedema, but this means that she will have the spotlight all to herself as the 2019 losing finalists aim to go one step further in Australia.

Martens is recognised as one of the best players on the planet and was named the 2017 UEFA and FIFA Women’s Player of the Year after incredible performances with the Netherlands national team.

The Paris Saint-Germain forward led the Netherlands to their first-ever major title in 2017 as they won the UEFA Women’s Euros, with Martens named Player of the Tournament and winning the Bronze Boot.

Marta — Brazil
No player in FIFA Women’s World Cup history has scored more goals than Brazil’s Marta, who has scored 17 goals in total in 20 competition matches.

The Brazilian sensation will be heading to her sixth consecutive World Cup tournament in Australia and New Zealand, but despite her advanced years, she still poses a threat for the Golden Ball award thanks to her incredible skill and drive.

The six-time FIFA Women’s Player of the Year is one of the most popular faces in the women’s game and could mark what is expected to be her last hurrah on the world stage with a performance fitting of the end of her great career with the Canarinhas.

Even with an ageing squad, Brazil are still considered one of the favourites for the tournament in Australia, and they will be hoping for one last dose of Marta magic to hand them their first world title.

Alexandra Popp — Germany
Germany’s Alexandra Popp, who has lost two major finals in the space of a year, enters the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup hoping to right the wrongs of the past 365 days.

She was joint-top scorer at the 2022 Women’s Euros with six goals as Germany ultimately fell short in the final against England, and also scored twice in the final of the 2022/23 UEFA Women’s Champions League with Wolfsburg, only to see Barcelona make a stunning comeback to secure a 3-2 win.

Her recent form perhaps deserves more silverware than it has gotten, and Germany will be pinning their hopes on the dominant striker producing another exhibition to help them wrestle the World Cup trophy from the grasp of the USA.

Caroline Graham Hansen — Norway
Barcelona’s Caroline Graham Hansen, like her teammate Alexia Putellas, missed a large part of the 2022//23 season, but when fit, the Norwegian forward showed the world what she was capable of, leaving zero doubts about her talents.

The swift and skilful winger entered Barcelona’s season late on and was one of the driving forces behind their push to a second UEFA Women’s Champions League title in the last three years.

Graham Hansen put up incredible performances in the crucial part of the 2022/23 season, scoring in both legs of Barcelona’s UEFA Women’s Champions League semifinal against Chelsea and putting up another superb performance in the final against Wolfsburg, assisting one of the Blaugrana’s three goals.

The 28-year-old forward has entered fine form just in time for the World Cup and could be key for Norway, alongside Ada Hegerberg, in the Grasshopper’s hopefully long competition run.

Source: Pulse Sports Nigeria


Sports / Inter Milan Set To Abandon Lukaku Chase From Chelsea - Pulse Sports by DonBabaNG: 12:05pm On Jul 16, 2023
Romelu Lukaku's dream move from Chelsea to Inter could be off with the Nerazzurri reportedly withdrawing interest in the Belgian forward

Serie A giants Inter are reportedly set to abandon their pursuit of Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, who spent the 2022/23 campaign on loan with them.

Inter set to abandon interest in Chelsea striker
Inter were believed to be in the driving seat in a race for Lukaku’s signature and were set to beat rivals Juventus and AC Milan to the Belgian’s services, but a new twist in the saga has left the Nerazzurri reconsidering their interest in the forward.

Lukaku has made known his desire to leave Chelsea this summer after spending last season on loan outside the club, and his declaration sparked a bidding war for his services despite the Blues requesting a modest sum for the Belgian national team’s all-time top scorer.

The bids for Lukaku, all under Chelsea’s €45 million valuation, were thought to be a formality since Lukaku’s choice appeared to be to sign for Inter, but the striker’s behaviour in recent days has opened the possibility of a move elsewhere.

Lukaku considering Juventus interest

According to reports from Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Lukaku’s head has been turned by Juventus’ interest and the striker has stalled on concluding personal terms with Inter, despite claiming earlier that he only wanted a move to the Nerazzurri.

The Belgian striker and his agent have reportedly avoided speaking with representatives of Inter as they wait for Juventus’ terms for a personal deal.

Inter have now reportedly responded by cutting ties with the Belgian forward, ending their pursuit of Lukaku in favour of other targets.

Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun has emerged as an option for Inter and would cost around the same amount as Lukaku for a summer move.

Source: Pulse Sports Nigeria


Sports / Chelsea Face Reece James Injury Scare, Sent For Precautionary Knee Scan by DonBabaNG: 5:12pm On Jul 15, 2023
Reece James has been sent for a knee scan days before Chelsea is scheduled to go on a preseason tour of the US, raising concerns about an injury.

The Chelsea defender struggled with injury last season which kept him out of the majority of their games.

The Blues finished the 2022/2023 season in 12th position which was one of their worst campaigns as a club.

New manager Mauricio Pochettino was brought in to change the team's fortune and will play their first preseason game in a few days' time.

The Chelsea team will likely be without their star player Recce James after he was sent for a knee scan by the club doctors.

Reece James injury issues
The Evening Standard, as cited by Daily Mail, said that Chelsea is anticipating good news on the scan but was eager to receive a medical opinion on the status of the 23-year-old after he complained of pain.

Given James' troubles with injury last season, the news will undoubtedly worry many Blue supporters.

During a turbulent period that saw Thomas Tuchel replaced by Graham Potter, the England star started eight of the team's first ten Premier League games.

James was forced to the sidelines in October due to a knee injury, missing out on a spot in Gareth Southgate's England World Cup team.

The full-back made a comeback in February, but his time with the team was brief as additional injuries limited him to just 14 Premier League starts for the entire season.

Chelsea continues summer clear-out
Romelu Lukaku, Hakim Ziyech, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang did not accompany the team on the preseason tour as Chelsea's summer clear-out continues.

Aubameyang is reportedly interested in moving to Marseille in Ligue 1, while Lukaku is caught in a Serie A bidding war between Juventus and Inter Milan over his services for the upcoming year.

Callum Hudson-Odoi, a graduate of the Blues Academy, will not be joining the tour either. The 22-year-old is also set to leave Stamford Bridge this summer.

The first game of the Blues' four summer friendlies will take place on Wednesday in North Carolina against Wrexham.

Source: Pulse Sports Nigeria


Sports / Super Falcons Of Nigeria Thrash Lions FC 8-1 In Friendly Game - Pulse Sports by DonBabaNG: 10:47am On Jul 15, 2023
Wearing their new kit, Super Falcons thrash Queensland Lions FC 8-1 in friendly game

The Super Falcons of Nigeria continue their preparation for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup.

The team led by Head Coach Randy Waldrum recorded an 8-1 victory against Queensland Lions FC on Friday, July 14, 2023.

Super Falcons 8-1 Lions FC
The Super Falcons are already in Australia and are already fine-tuning preparations for their three group games.

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The Super Falcons confirmed the friendly with photos and a statement on their official social media platforms.

A statement by the Super Falcons on the game said, "We recorded a morale-boosting 8-1 victory over an Australian club, Lions FC in a friendly in Gold Coast 🇳🇿.

"SCORERS: Asisat Oshoala (2), Ifeoma Onumonu, Toni Payne, Rasheedat Ajibade, Halimatu Ayinde, Uchenna Kanu and Gift Monday."

According to the latest Super Falcons update, star forward Asisat Oshoala has recovered from an injury that saw her miss the 2023 UEFA Women's Champions League for Barcelona.

Oshoala scored twice to complement six others in a comfortable warm-up encounter.

The Super Falcons have reportedly put aside issues of a strike and are now focused on the task at hand.

Along with Australia, Canada, and the Republic of Ireland, the Super Falcons have been placed in group B.

Source: Pulse Sports Nigeria


Sports / Video: lionel Messi Escapes Serious Car Crash In The US - Pulse Sports by DonBabaNG: 10:37am On Jul 15, 2023
Inter Miami's new star and Barcelona legend Lionel Messi is yet to be unveiled as a new player in the MLS but already is making headlines in Florida, USA.

Just days before his official unveiling, Lionel Messi was saved from a serious accident in Florida, United States of America.

Messi and his family are in Florida ahead of a new adventure with Inter Miami in Major League Soccer, MLS.

Messi avoids auto crash
Messi is on the verge of being announced as a new Inter Miami player after he left Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer.

However, just days before his official presentation as a new player in the MLS, the World Cup winner found himself in a near-precarious situation.

According to a report from the Daily Mail, the 35-year-old was being escorted by the police in his new hometown in Florida when his car went past the red light.

The car carrying the Argentine went into the busy intersection but was lucky to avoid a crash with multiple cars.

Messi’s scary moment was captured live by an Argentine TV channel, TyC Sports and shared on the social media platform Twitter.

Messi will be unveiled on Sunday as a new Inter player, with his debut slated for July 21 against Cruz Azul in the MLS/Liga MX.

Watch the video here


Source: Pulse Sports Nigeria

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