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Defending champion Novak Djokovic is out of the French Open following a straight-set defeat by Dominic Thiem. The Serbian second seed was second best throughout to powerful-hitting Thiem, losing 7-6, 6-3, 6-0 in Paris.

This is the Austrian’s sixth seed’s first victory over Djokovic and he will now play Rafael Nadal in the last four.

Nadal reached the semi-finals after fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta withdrew from their match with an abdominal injury while trailing 6-2, 2-0.

Fourth seed Nadal is aiming to win a record 10th title at Roland Garros having become just the fifth man to reach 10 semi-finals at a single Grand Slam in the Open era.

The Super Eagles paid tribute to their late coach Stephen Keshi by observing one-minute silence before their morning training session today.

Super Eagles goalkeeper trainer, Ike Shorunmu, has expressed confidence in the ability of the young Eagles squad to keep their cool when they take on the Bafana Bafana in Saturday's 2019 AFCON qualifiers opening Group E match in Uyo.

House of Representatives Committee on Sports has set up a committee to look into the petitions by eleven National Sports Federations on their dissolution by Minister of Sport, Solomon Dalung before the end of their tenure.

Former Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote has died at the age 30 after collapsing during training in China. A spokesman, Emanuele Palladino announced that the Tiote passed away on Monday after collapsing in training.

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