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AFCON2017: Asamoah Gyan fears his tournament is over

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan fears he may be ruled out of the Africa Cup of Nations after suffering an injury in Wednesday’s 1-0 defeat by Egypt. Gyan was substituted in the first half and is in danger of missing Sunday’s quarter-final against DR Congo. “I’m in pain right now. I don’t know the extent of the injury, we have to …

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Maradona: I’ve not seen anyone like Messi in my lifetime

As debates go, the best player in the world is one of the most ferocious across all of football, but Diego Maradona has stated that Lionel Messi provides that extra spark that he’s never before witnessed. Starting 2017 on rapid form, the Barcelona star is on a mission to win back his Ballon d’Or crown lost to Cristiano Ronaldo after …

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United edge past spirited Hull to reach League Cup final

Manchester United reached the League Cup final but were made to sweat as Hull City won the second leg of their last-four encounter 2-1 on Thursday to come within one goal of forcing extra time. Hull’s Oumar Niasse scored in the 85th minute to reduce the aggregate deficit to 3-2, but there was to be no fairytale comeback for the …

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Borussia Dortmund tease Trump with wall message

As a club well known for its famous yellow wall, Borussia Dortmund took the opportunity to poke fun at new US president Donald Trump‘s plans to build one across the country’s border with Mexico. Plenty have criticised the controversial concept on several fronts but the Bundesliga club chose to highlight their own version on social media. The only #wall we …

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Evra joins Marseille on 18-month contract from Juventus

France international full back Patrice Evra has joined Olympique de Marseille from Italian champions Juventus, the Ligue 1 club has confirmed. Evra, who joined Juventus from Manchester United in 2014, started three Serie A games for the Turin-based club this season and has signed an 18-month contract with the French side. Marseille, who are currently in seventh place in Ligue …

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Bundesliga posts record turnover for 12th straight year

Germany’s Bundesliga on Thursday posted a record turnover of 3.24 billion euros (2.76 billion pounds) for the 2015/16 season, up by almost 24 percent compared to a year earlier thanks to a rise in media and advertising revenues as well as transfer cash. The German football league (DFL), which is responsible for running the country’s top two divisions, said turnover …

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Cavaliers still searching after loss to Kings, Warriors bounce back

The NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers’ struggles continued with an overtime loss to the Sacramento Kings as the Golden State Warriors got back on track with a victory over the Charlotte Hornets. Not even a second straight triple-double from superstar LeBron James could lift the Cavs on Wednesday, who fell 116-112 and have lost their last three games and six of …

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Sulley Muntari: “I want to be back to the Black Stars”

Sulley Muntari is eyeing a comeback to the senior national football team of Ghana to fulfil his unfinished business with the team. The 32-year-old is yet to earn a Black Stars call-up, after he was thrown out of the team’s camp for indecent during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. He apologised last year for his actions and opened …

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Age-defying Venus Williams ends Grand Slam final drought

Venus Williams rolled back the years to battle into her first Grand Slam final since 2009 Thursday, brushing off the dangerous Coco Vendeweghe at the Australian Open. The focused 36-year-old was imperious in banishing her power-hitting fellow American 6-7 (3/7), 6-2, 6-3 on Rod Laver Arena, striking a blow for the tennis old guard. In making the decider, she becomes …

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Usain Bolt and Jamaican team stripped of Olympic gold

Usain Bolt has lost his ‘triple triple’ gold record after the International Olympic Committee confirmed that Jamaica would be stripped of their men’s 4x100m relay medal from the 2008 Olympics Games in Beijing. Carter and Bolt were teammates on the winning 4×100-meter relay team, which also included Michael Frater and Asafa Powell. A statement from the International Olympic Committee said …

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