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Nigerian-born Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua delivered one of the great nights in British boxing history by stopping Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round to be crowned IBF, WBA and IBO world heavyweight champion.

Nick Kyrgios has pulled out of the Indian Wells quarter-final match against Roger Federer due to food poisoning.

Russia will miss this summer's World Athletics Championships in London after the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) taskforce on Monday extended the country’s doping ban till November.

Serena Williams and sister Venus will meet in the Australian Open final on Saturday after the duo both won their semi-final clashes on Thursday.

Jamaican sprinter, Usain Bolt has lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals after one of his teammates tested positive for a banned substance.

Apparently disappointed by the Federal Government’s inability to accord a befitting reception to the Paralympians for winning laurels at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, gold medallist, Lauretta Onye, may quit sport.

In spite of winning medals and hoisting the country’s flag at different international championships, Onye says she is not proud to be called a Nigerian para-athlete.

Onye told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Lagos that she was tired of representing the country that did not appreciate her determination and patriotism.

Residents in Clayton County, Georgia will think twice before disobeying the law with their new sheriff’s deputy. Legendary NBA center Shaquille O’Neal was sworn in by the area’s sheriff, Victor Hill, at the weekend as an honorary deputy.

The former LA Lakers and Miami Heat star becomes the tallest deputy in the county’s history, standing at 7ft 1'.

The four-time NBA champion is one of the most recognizable figures in American sport

‘Welcome to the crime fighting family, Shaq!’ Hill posted to his Facebook page on Saturday.

O’Neal has also has been designated as an honorary US Deputy Marshal and a reserve police officer with agencies in California, Arizona and Florida, reported Clayton

The four-time NBA champion has been a part-time Atlantan for the past 15 years with three properties in the area: a Buckhead condo, a six-acre farm in Gwinnett and a £1.2million home in McDonough.

The 44-year-old is also the owner of one of Atlanta’s much-loved sweet eateries, having bought a downtown Krispy Kreme franchise last October.

Russian tennis star, Maria Sharapova's two-year doping ban has been reduced to 15 months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Following their outstanding performance at the just concluded 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, members of House of Representatives have promised to give each member of team Nigeria the sum of N50, 000.

A poignant and defiant Rio 2016 Paralympics closing ceremony celebrated Brazil, the strength of the human spirit and diversity while stylishly handing the baton over for Tokyo 2020.

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