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Joshua, Klitschko rematch for October

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Welsh rugby could have an impact on Anthony Joshua’s next move with scheduled autumn internationals putting the boot into the initial plans for a November return, The Independent reports. It is looking highly likely that the IBF and WBA heavyweight champion will face Wladimir Klitschko in an immediate rematch after ...

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Paul Pogba’s Father Fassou Antoine Dies Aged 79

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The father of Manchester United star midfielder, Paul Pogba, Fassou Antoine Pogba, has died according to reports in France. According to Mirror, the sad news was confirmed to popular French daily, Le Parisien on Friday night by the family. A number of other French publications have also reported his passing. ...

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Chelsea Wins English Premier League

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Chelsea are Champions after they won the English Premier League title after a dramatic late victory at West Bromwich Albion. Substitute Michy Batshuayi prodded home Cesar Azpilicueta’s shot-cross from close range in the 82nd minute to see the Blues pass a dogged West Brom side that looked to be in ...

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Nigeria Retain Position In Latest FIFA Ranking

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Nigeria has retained its 40th position on the latest ranking released by FIFA on Thursday, 4 May. The team had been placed on the same spot in April. They remain fifth in Africa behind Egypt, Senegal, Cameroon and Burkina Faso who also maintained their positions. In the world ranking, the ...

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Ethiopian Athletes sweep medals at Rome Marathon

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Ethiopian runners dominated a rain-drenched Rome Marathon as they won both the men and women’s event in the Italian capital on Sunday. Ethiopian Shura Kitala Tola won the men’s race ahead of Kenyan duo Ruto Dominic and Benjamin Bitok. The women’s podium was a clean sweep for Ethiopia. Rahma Chota ...

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Crisis looms for Eagles as NFF fails to pay Rohr

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The Nigeria Football Federation has engaged in a desperate effort to source money to pay the Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr his salary arrears. The development came barely a day after Cameroon’s Belgian coach Hugo Broos threatened to quit his role at the Indomitable Lions over management and funding problems ...

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Britain’s Konta downs Venus to reach Miami final

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Britain’s Johanna Konta beat Venus Williams 6-4, 7-5 in a grueling battle Thursday to reach the WTA Miami Open final, where she will face Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark. The Australian-born 25-year-old broke Williams in the first game and played aggressively throughout the opening set. Williams fought back strongly in the ...

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Messi protests FIFA ban, Argentina to appeal

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Lionel Messi has written to FIFA to request that his four-game international ban be overturned, El Mundo Deportivo has reported. Argentina captain Messi was punished for verbally abusing a match official during Argentina’s World Cup qualifier against Chile last week. He was fined 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,160) by FIFA’s disciplinary ...

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Brazil book World Cup berth as Argentina collapse

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Brazil’s midfielder Marcelo (L) celebrates with teammates after scoring against Paraguay during their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier football match in Sao Paulo, Brazil on March 28, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NELSON ALMEIDA Brazil became the first team to qualify for the World Cup on Tuesday after beating Paraguay ...

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Messi ban unfair, says Barcelona

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Lionel Messi’s four-match international ban for swearing at an assistant referee was “unfair and totally disproportionate”, his Spanish club Barcelona said Wednesday. “FC Barcelona expresses its surprise and indignation at the decision by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee to suspend Leo Messi following the FIFA World Cup qualifying fixture between Argentina ...

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Crisis-hit Argentina risk missing World Cup

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(L-R) Argentina’s Mateo Mussacchio, Matias Caruzzo (2nd-L) and Ever Banega leave the field after losing their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier football match against Bolivia in La Paz, on March 28, 2017. JUAN MABROMATA / AFP The world’s top-ranked football nation Argentina risk failing to qualify for the World Cup ...

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I might not retire from Athletics soon -Usain Bolt

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It was all about the fastest man in the world at the Laureus award, Usain Bolt as he won his fourth Laureus Sportsman of the Year Award on Tuesday night after losing the award to Novak Djokovic last year. The award was won by the Jamiacan of his fantastic form ...

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Nigerian Anthony Joshua Knocks Out Eric Molina to Retain IBF Crown

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Three rounds was all Nigeria’s super heavyweight boxer, Anthony Joshua needed to put challenger, Eric Molina in his place following several months of anticipation from boxing fans. Britain’s Anthony Joshua successfully defended his IBF heavyweight title with a third-round stoppage of Eric Molina in Manchester. Joshua, who was making the ...

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