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Ethiopian Athletes sweep medals at Rome Marathon


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


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


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


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


(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


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


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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Enyeama Makes U-turn, Ready To Return To Super Eagles


Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, says former goalkeeper and captain, Vincent Enyeama is giving him positive signals about a possible return to the national team. Rohr said that so far discussions with the Lille of France shot stopper, suggested he (Enyeama) may give a consideration to being part of ...

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Super Falcons Head To Cameroon For African Women Championship


The Super Falcons of Nigeria have departed for Cameroon to defend the Women Africa Cup of Nations title. Hours before the team departed, the president of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, offered words of motivation and encouragement during his visit to the team’s camp. Pinnick told the Falcons ...

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