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By Fabiola Antunes
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Feb 19th, 2015
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Zimbabwe’s Sikandar Raza batting against UAE at the World Cup. Cricket part-timers the United Arab Emirates made a bold return to the World Cup after almost 20 years today. They fully stretched Zimbabwe before losing by four wickets in a tight-finishing Pool B match. Shaiman Anwar made 67 and 43-year-old veteran Khurram Khan 45 as […]...
By Margaret Amoah
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Feb 12th, 2015
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Over 25 foreign athletes will be involved in the national cross country trials in Nairobi on Saturday, which is part of the IAAF permit meetings. With Kenya eyeing to fill the 24 slots up for grabs — six athletes each for senior men’s 12km, senior women’s 8km, junior men’s 8km and junior women’s 6km races […]...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 12th, 2015
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Tiger Woods is taking an indefinite break from golf. The former superstar, who has been plagued by injuries and poor play in recent times, says he’s taking a break until he is back to his best. “My play, and scores, are not acceptable for tournament golf,” he wrote in a statement on his website. “Like […]...
By Fabiola Antunes
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Feb 8th, 2015
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Unbeaten US boxing champion Floyd Mayweather has reportedly proved why he is known as ‘Money’ Mayweather, after his outrageous demands for his trip to Australia, which he aborted, were leaked. Mayweather, who is one of the world’s richest athletes, reportedly requested his rooms in Melbourne and Sydney be stocked with Cristal champagne and limitless g...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 6th, 2015
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Snoop Dogg’s son has surprised his gangster-rapper father by signing to a rival college football team. Snoop is a well-known fan of the USC Trojans, but his son, Cordell Broadus, has just signed to rival team, UCLA Bruins. But, as of yesterday Snoop Dogg is a Trojans supporter no more. Snoop told ESPN he would […]...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 5th, 2015
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‘True meaning of forgiveness’ … Serena Williams is set to end her Indian Wells boycott. World number one Serena Williams has buried the hatchet and will return to Indian Wells to play in the tournament she has boycotted for 14 years after suffering racist abuse. In an interview with TIME magazine, the 19-times major singles […]...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 5th, 2015
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Into the final … Ivory Coast defender Serge Wilfried Kanon (2nd R) celebrates scoring his team’s third goal. French coach Herve Renard has moved closer to a second Africa Cup of Nations triumph as Ivory Coast defeated Democratic Republic of Congo 3-1 in a semi-final in Bata, Equatorial Guinea. Yaya Toure gave Ivory Coast a […]...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 5th, 2015
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Focus on the Masters … Tiger Woods. Tiger Woods, coming off his worst score as a professional, was not overly concerned with his less-than-stellar pro-am showing on Wednesday, saying instead he is focused on peaking in time for the Masters. Rather than talking up his chances of winning his 80th PGA Tour event at this […]...
By Margaret Amoah
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Feb 4th, 2015
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No one can recall these kinds of odds for Tiger Woods at any tournament, certainly not one at Torrey Pines. He is listed at 50-to-1, which prompted a question that was even more shocking than the odds. Was that to win? Or to make the cut? Perhaps even more telling was an observation from Padraig […]...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 4th, 2015
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The FIFA presidential candidates (from left) the chairman of the Royal Dutch Football Association Michael van Praag, former Portuguese international football player Luis Figo, Jordan’s Prince Ali bin al-Hussein and FIFA president Sepp Blatter. Football’s world governing body FIFA announced yesterday that four candidates are bidding to become its president, includ...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 4th, 2015
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Senegal international Diafra Sakho of West Ham Senegal international Diafra Sakho and his English club, West Ham, face possible punishment from FIFA for a potential violation of regulations relating to the striker’s availability for the African Cup of Nations. Sakho withdrew from Senegal’s squad before the tournament began on Jan. 17, citing a back injury, ...
By Fabiola Antunes
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Feb 1st, 2015
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Tiger Woods is out of the top 50 in the world ranking for the first time in three years. And if he doesn’t turn his game around quickly, he will be ineligible for a World Golf Championship for only the second time. Woods was No. 1 in the world last May. After missing most of […]...
By Margaret Amoah
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Feb 1st, 2015
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Serena Williams has revealed how she feared her celebrated career was over four years and six grand slam titles ago. Now the all-conquering world No.1 isn’t ruling out crowning her extraordinary comeback from life-threatening illness with a rare calendar-year grand slam sweep in 2015. As she savoured a record sixth Australian Open triumph, a feat […]...
By Fabiola Antunes
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Jan 31st, 2015
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Serena Williams overcame illness to capture a sixth Australian Open crown with a straight-sets win over Maria Sharapova in the women’s final on Saturday evening. Serena Williams, who was struggling with the flu in the build-up to the final on Rod Laver Arena, triumphed 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) to lift the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup for […]...
By Margaret Amoah
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Jan 31st, 2015
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Athletics Kenya says on Friday it has banned marathon champion Rita Jeptoo two years for doping. Jeptoo has won the Boston Marathon three times, and her second Chicago Marathon in October. But traces of the banned blood-booster EPO were found in her out-of-competition test in Kenya on September 25.             […]...
By Margaret Amoah
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Jan 31st, 2015
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Tiger Woods never a score like this in his 1,267 official rounds as a pro. He never looked more lost on a golf course. Woods hit wedges fat and thin, but never close. He hit one drive into the water, another into the base of a desert bush. And when he missed a 10-foot par […]...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Jan 27th, 2015
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Photo: AN Liverpool football team manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed that Italian striker Mario Balotelli now faces a major struggle to win back his place in the squad following his disappointing start with the club. Balotelli joined Liverpool in a 16 million pound move from AC Milan and has since struggled to find pace in […]...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Jan 27th, 2015
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Photo:AN Serena Williams bounced back from a shaky start as he trounced her Spanish opponent Garbine Muguruza in three sets to stroll into the quarter-final round of Australian Open in Melbourne. Avenging last year’s French Open loss, the American world number one secured a 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Muguruza to advance to the next […]...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Jan 16th, 2015
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  NBA Commissionaire Adam Silver reconfirmed on Wednesday that an exhibition game will be held in August in Johannesburg. It will be the first time that an NBA game will be held on the African continent and it is expected to take place in conjunction with the Basketball Without Borders (BWB) programme. Details of the […]...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Jan 16th, 2015
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The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee, SASCOC, on Wednesday indicated interest in bidding for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. According to “Inside Games”, an online news portal, the Guateng Province in which Johannesburg is located has been tipped to be the host city. South Africa is aiming to create history by staging [&hellip...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Jan 13th, 2015
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While her older sister Venus was winning the WTA event in Auckland, New Zealand, Serena Williams was losing two of four singles matches at the Hopman Cup – and then her cool in the final. Serena’s week started with ordering a coffee court-side after being shut out 6-0 in her opening set of the year […]...
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