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Ex-Senegal International Bouba Diop dies aged 42

Former Senegal international, Papa Bouba Diop, has passed away aged 42, according to reports in his native Senegal. The former Fulham midfielder is said to have battled with illness for the past months. Bouba Diop is famous for scoring Senegal’s first-ever goal at the FIFA World Cup; the winner against France in the opening game of the 2002 edition in …

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Nominees for The Best FIFA Football Awards 2020 revealed

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Official FIFA logo ZÜRICH, November 25, 2020 – FIFA has revealed the candidates shortlisted for seven of the individual trophies that will be presented at The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony on 17 December 2020. Two expert panels – one for women’s football and one for men’s football – have selected the candidates for each category The nominees are listed below in alphabetical order: The …

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CAF president Ahmad banned by FIFA for five years

Confederation of African Football (Caf) president Ahmad has been banned for five years by Fifa for breaching various codes of ethics. The Fifa vice-president, 60, has been found to have breached codes relating to duty of loyalty, offering and accepting gifts, abuse of position as well as misappropriation of funds. “The investigation into Mr Ahmad’s conduct … from 2017 to …

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Basketball: NBA announces Structure and Format for 2020-21 Season

NEW YORK, United States of America, November 18, 2020/ — Play-In Tournament to Determine Teams That Fill; Seventh and Eighth Playoff Seeds in Each Conference; Regular-Season Schedule to Be Released in Two Segments The NBA (www.NBA.com) today announced the structure and format for the 2020-21 season, which will include a Play-In Tournament to determine the teams that will fill the seventh …

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Usain Bolt of Jamaica says: “I think no one will get to my records yet”

LAUSANNE, November 16, 2020 – Whenever Usain Bolt watches athletics competitions he feels the urge to return to the sport he dominated for a decade, but that longing quickly dissipates once he reminds himself of “all the training” he would have to undergo to compete at the highest level.  The eight-time Olympic champion, who was a guest at the Marca Sport …

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[VIDEO] Partey leads praise and worship as part of Arsenal initiation

The Spirit of the Lord came down at Premier League side, Arsenal’s team dinner on Saturday, when Thomas Partey decided to lead a praise and worship session as part of his initiation. New Arsenal signings, per team tradition, are required to sing a song of their choice in front of their teammates. Ghana international, Partey, who joined from Atletico Madrid …

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Nigeria yet to return to full sporting activities amidst COVID-19

LAGOS, October 15, 2020 — The focus in Nigeria today has shifted from the challenge of curtailing the spread of COVID 19 to that of checking the spread of protests by the youths nationwide against police brutality as shown over time by the now disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). COVID-19 has gingerly taken the back seat and attention is no …

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Lakers win 17th NBA championship

The Los Angeles Lakers ended a decade-long wait for a 17th NBA title as they beat the Miami Heat 106-93 to seal a 4-2 series victory. The Finals’ most valuable player (MVP) LeBron James posted a triple double – scoring 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists – with both Anthony Davis and Rajon Rondo adding 19 points. Victory ties …

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Ghana’s Duke Micah stopped in three rounds by John Riel Casimero

Ghana’s Duke Micah failed in his bid to annex the WBO Bantamweight title after losing via a third round TKO against Filipino John Riel Casimero. Micah started the fight well by using his jab but seemed to fizzle out physically as the fight progressed. The Ghanaian went down in the second round but made it back onto his feet in …

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