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US Open: Nadal dazzles in first game

14-time grand slam winner Rafael Nadal, was a sight to behold, as he nailed his first game of the US open, in a clinical defeat of Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin by 6-1 6-4 6-2.

The Spaniard had been away from Tennis for some time, while he nursed a wrist injury but it appears injury did not slow him down one bit as he thoroughly thrashed Istomin. He won all three sets without much competition from his opponent.

Germany’s Angelique Kerber, was also impressive enough to catch our eye as she defeated Polona Hercog 6-0 1-0 but did not reach the third set because the Slovenian retired.


Barcelona confirms Messi’s harmstring injury 

Just at the start of the season, just like last season, Barcelona star has picked up an injury that may sideline him for weeks, the club has announced.

The Argentina captain who recently retired and then reversed his decision, was named in the squad that will face Uruguay but looks like that won’t happen now, though it has been revealed that he will be traveling with his teammates and will seek further medical attention when he gets to Argentina.

“His presence in those matches will depend on how the injury develops,” a Barcelona statement read.

New Argentina Coach Edgardo Bauza is already without Messi’s fellow forwards Sergio Aguero and Javier Pastore for his first game and will have to make do with the limited amount of forwards at his disposal.

Argentina will play against Uruguay on September 6, as they look to move on beyond third place on the 2018 World Cup qualifying table.


Amuzie seals move to Sampordia

Rio 2016 Bronze medalist Stanley Amuzie, has made a switch from Olhanense to Sampordia.

Amuzie was a key figure of the team that claimed bronze in Rio, despite many difficulties that the Mikel Obi lead team faced.

The talented young defender made 12 appearances for Olhanense last season. His new team, Sampordia are currently tied on the Serie A table with Juventus, after their 2-1 victory over Atalanta.


Napoli rejects Everton’s bid for Gabbiadini

Everton are determined to add to their attacking force and have set their sights on Manolo Gabbiadini and even gone as far as bidding for the 27-year but Sky Sports Italia is reporting that the bid has been turned down.

Everton are said to have launched a bid of €25 million for the talented forward, who despite the departure of Higuain Gonzales, is yet to get regular playing time at the club.

Napoli reportedly rejected the offer because Manolo will serve as a replacement for latest summer signing Arkadiusz Milik.

Though reports claim they are open to the possibility of selling Manolo, they intend to sign another attacker first before they can let go of the services of Manolo.

Written by Doyinsola Olaniyan

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