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Sunday, 10 July 2016


Andy Murray face bore so much joy and relief after he beat Milos
Raonic to win a second wimbledon title in his career. Murray slumped
into his seat and held his tears in a towel after a ending a three
year title wait.
That barren stretch of 36 months had included an occasion of
placing second to his nemesis Novak Djokovic in the Australian and
French Open.
Murray became the next favourite after Djokovic's shock exit in
the third round of the tourney. But he had to play careful or gain the
repute of the first professional to lose in the finals of three
grandslams at a stretch.
"I'm proud to get my hands on the trophy
again," said the 29-year-old, who
beat Raonic 6-4 7-6(3) 7-6(2).
For his coach, Ivan Lendi, its a done job and right now Murray's
losses stand at 12-0. And its just a month after his coaching
relationship with the tennis star was re-kindled.
In their first period together, Murray picked up two grand slam
titles and also an Olympic medal at the 2012 Olympics. But. Since
Lendi's absence, things haven't been the best for Murray, who has lost
out at the finals of three major tournaments.
But under the guide of Lendi, there are high hopes things could get
balanced soon.
"I've had some great moments but also some
tough losses and this win feels extra special
because of the tough losses," Murray said
moments after spotting his name on the gilded
surface of the Cup.
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Christiano Ronaldo spent the biggest moments of his international
career in the dugout with a sore left knee but emerged almost two
hours later with a broad smile on his face as he celebrated the win
over France that has made them champions. Ronaldo had been injured in
the first half and had to be pulled off, all throughout the game, Ron
could only pace about like a manager in his shots. He actually paced
more than his manager though***.
The game saw France creating much of the scoring, about 17 to
Portugal's 6. But times were just against the French who kept running
into the Portuguese goalkeeper and the woodwork. The most gruelling
moment for France was when Andre-Pierre Gignac hit the bar.
Prior to the game on sunday night, the final was seen by French
fan as a opportunity to salve the heartbreaks they had been going
through for 14 years. The host nation has been at the receiving end of
series of disappointments since they won the 2000 Euros. They crashed
out of the group stages of the 2002 World Cup without scoring a single
goal. In 2004 they were counted among the spoils for Greece in their
run to the Euro trophy. In 2006 they missed out on a World Cup victory
when star player and Real madrid manager Zinedine Zidane got red
carded for headbutting Italy player Marco Materrazzi. In 2010 they
were on holidays in South Africa.
Portugal did not lose any match, and they drew all their group
stage games. They didn't win any game in regulation time until the
2-0 semi final win against Wales. Throughout the tournament, Santos'
men displayed so much strength, less skills and tactics but proved to
be the most mean defensive unit. Not so neat actually, but cool enough
to get the job done.
""It was quite a closed match, but we had our
chances," France manager Didier Deschamps
said. "The disappointment is there. It's huge.
And it will take time to digest it."
For the Portuguese coach: " we were as cunning as serpents, as
simple as doves".
Santos coached Greece to the second round of the 2014 World Cup in
Brazil, and he did a really good job building a team that centred
around the skills of Ronaldo. But he had to start thinking hard when
the Real star burned his knee. But thanks to a strong backline and a
goalkeeper that was determined not to let down, Portugal survived.
The goal came from a supposed Swansea flop Eder who took a
wonderful shot with his right foot sending the ball into the corner
of the net from a distance.
As Antoine Griezman said, "Portugal isn't all about Ronaldo and we
have seen it".
Somewhere in Manchester, England, new Manchester United boss Jose
Mourinho celebrated the victory by posting pictures of himself in his
pyjamas holding up a scarf in Portuguese colours.


Image: Pele and wife Cibel Aoki after cutting the wedding cake(behind them).

Brazil Legend Edson Arantes do Nacimento got married again for
the third time in his life on saturday night. The 75 year old
Brazilian football legend wedded his long time girlfriend of six years
in Sao Paulo in Brazil.
Pele was due to marry Cibele Aoki about two years ago, but that got
thwarted when the legend faced a few health challenges. And right now,
he's fully fit to play the game of love.
Both of them met in New York in the 1980's but only started dating
in 2010 when they had a chance meeting In Brazil.
Japanese born Marcia is the daughter of a Paediatrician. She is also
a successful entrepreneur and business woman, dealing in medical
Four years ago while making plans for their wedding then, Pele
said he met Marcia for the second time after meeting her 30 years
before. He met her while attempting to renovate his home. He only
discovered that the next door neighbour he was speaking to about
renovation plans was the woman he met 30 years ago. Talk about the
world being small, and round too.
Pele had three children with his first wife Rosimeri Cholbi whom
he was married to for 12 years, and then another two children with a
second, a gospel singer, Assiria Nacimento, he was married to her for
14 years.
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One of hollywoods most famous serial monogamists has disclosed that
she has not ruled out the option of getting married again yet. She
said she had learned a thing or two about love and had learned the
hard way.
The super star singer turned hollywood actress is the mother of
eight year old twins and is currently in an off on relationship with
actor and choreographer Casper Smart who is 18 years her junior.
The couple began dating back in 2011 when she broke up with her
third husband, singing legend Mark Anthony. And in a magazine
interview on saturday, J-LO as she is fondly called by fans said: "I'm
not saying that marrying is out of the question, but then nothing in
my life is out of the question". Always the incurable and ever hopeful
romantic, she added: "I don't put limits on myself".
The singer cum actress is currently staring as a cop in the
Shades of Blue on Sky Living, her role in the movie is as a New York
Police Officer. Her first marriage was in 1998 to Ojani Noa, a Cuban
waiter , and then came an affair with raper "puff Daddy". That ended
after they were both arrested over connections with a night club
shooting. They came out clean anyway but split.
Her next stop was with a member of her dancing group Chris Judd.
What really happened? Nothing that much, just broke up, after 8 months
of paparazzi. And then she got engaged with Ben Afleck. They never
wedded, the wedding got called off few days before they tied the
knot(That should have made the count four).
Six months later she got married to Mark Anthony, a five time
grammy award winner. The couple had a pair of great looking twins in
2008, fast track to 2012 and the whole thing was history. Anthony sued
for a divorce.
Well, she said she feels good and happy with her love life right
now. And says there are no red flags in her current
relationship(probably with boyfriend Casper). But back in May the
singer ruled out a marriage with Casper who could actually pass for
her son. But as she said "anything is possible".


Bey and Jay Z turnout to watch Serena Williams slam on to a
Wimbledon final triumph.
Its a normal attraction to see celebrities turn out to watch their
favourite tennis stars play on the court. And yesterday during the
female wimbledon finals, Pop queen Beyonce and her hubby JayZ were in
the stands to watch Serena Williams win another grand slam.
Bey and JayZ watched the game from the players' together with the
family of Serena. She sat just behind Serena's mom. The couple dressed
in white was spotted cheering and smiling as Williams defeated
Angelique Kerber (7-5, 6-3) to become the second woman in history to
have 22 grand slams.
A few months ago Williams made a 'twerking' cameo appearance on
queen Bey's Lemonade video. Last month, in an interview with the WSJ
mag, Serena said she had known Bey for a long time as a friend.
Bey and JayZ weren't actually the only 'bigshots' at the finals,
other celebs and Harvard grads were there smiling laughing and
cheering 'super Serena' up.

After his evergreen hit single 'Osinachi' blew up the Nigerian
industry making him an overnight success, Ekene Ijemba aka Humblesmith
has disclosed a bit about his humble beginnings. Humblesmith did not
actually have it as rosy as BankyW, Falz and other Nigerian singers
from 'soft' backgrounds.
He wrote recently on one of his social media pages that at a time
he was actually hawking moi moi ( a kind of cake made from beans) on
the streets of Lagos. He said he sold the stuff 'in motor parks, bus
stands, on the road, traffic and everywhere."
The singer relocated to Lagos in 2012 from Asaba, Delta where he
had spent a few years doing menial jobs and lifting blocks. He said
that then, he was payed N20 for each block he lifted or offloaded.
Speaking further he added that after working in the block industry for
a while, he was able to set up a shop where he sold music tapes and
CDs. He was inspired to go into the business by his love for music.
"When I go on the streets of Lagos and I see
hawkers struggling to make sales in traffic, I
recall those days I used to do the same. As a
matter of fact, I hawked from when I was in
primary school until I finished secondary
school. I am grateful to God for his
benevolence," he stated.

The Ebonyi State born singer also added that he could not
continue his education up to a tertiary level because no one was there
to sponsor him. And had no other option than to slug a future out by
hustling on the streets.
Humblesmith who just signed a sumptuous deal with noodle maker
Tummy Tummy has received wide-spread airplays allover Nigeria on his
hit single-'Jukwese'. He has also launched a contest on
instagram,pending the release of the video. The contest is tagged
#JukweseContest. And the contest is inviting fans to compete by
posting videos of the suggestions for the song Jukwese. For a star
prize of $2000.
In the Nigerian Entertainment Awards(NEA), Humblesmith as been
nominated under two categories: Hottest Single of the Year-OSINACHI
and Best New Act.
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