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Martha Bissah adjudged Most Outstanding Track Athlete

Ghanaian female sprinter Martha Bissah earned Most Outstanding Track Athlete honors at the MEAC Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday, winning two more gold medals to go with two from earlier in the week as the Spartan women placed fourth at the meet. The Spartans finished the meet with 72 points. North Carolina A&T won with 145, Florida A&M …

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Ayew wants to step up for West Ham after Afcon

West Ham United attacker Andre Ayew says he is ready to go for the English Premier League side upon his return from the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. The 27-year-old resumed club training last week after helping Ghana reach the semi-finals of the continental showpiece held in Gabon. Having struggled for form and fitness since his acquisition from Swansea City …

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Zambian gay rights dispute erupts over football

A proposal by Zambian football authorities to ban discrimination against gays and lesbians has kicked off a dispute over homosexuality, which is illegal in the country and widely seen as immoral. The new draft constitution of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) contains a clause banning discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation, in line with regulations from world governing body …

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Wenger concerned by artificial pitch in FA Cup clash

Arsene Wenger is worried about the artificial pitch Arsenal must navigate in the Gunners’ fifth-round FA Cup clash with Sutton United on Monday. The Gunners will face the fifth-tier side on a 3G surface at Gander Green Lane after Sutton United ousted Dartford, Cheltenham Town, AFC Wimbledon and Leeds United in the cup competition. Arsenal, who defeated Preston North End …

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Barcelona haven’t lost faith in Luis Enrique – Iniesta

Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta says his team-mates have not lost confidence in under-fire head coach Luis Enrique. All eyes were on Luis Enrique as Barcelona battled to an unconvincing 2-1 win at home against lowly Leganes in La Liga on Sunday. Luis Enrique was jeered by Barca fans in the wake of Tuesday’s embarrassing 4-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in …

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Everton Luiz leaves pitch in tears after racial abuse in Serbia

Partizan midfielder Everton Luiz left the field in tears Sunday after suffering racist abuse during his team’s 1-0 victory over Rad in Belgrade, Serbia. Fans persisted in the abuse despite warnings from the referee and public address announcer, at one point unveiling a banner with a racial message that was removed by stewards. After the conclusion of the 90 minutes, …

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Messi strikes late penalty to give Barcelona win

Lionel Messi’s 90th-minute penalty saw off the challenge of gutsy Leganes and spared Barcelona from a second successive embarrassing result. The champions underwhelmed again after Tuesday’s 4-0 Champions League defeat at Paris St-Germain and had keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen to thank for a string of great saves. Messi gave Barca an early lead, before Unai Lopez fired in the equaliser. …

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Zlatan & Pogba come to the rescue of flagging Man United

For 62 minutes, Blackburn Rovers’s hopes of knocking Manchester United out of the FA Cup were very much alive. Having taken the lead before being pegged back in the first half, the Championship outfit could certainly argue they were deserving of at least a replay following a spirited performance. Enter Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba. Kept on the bench by …

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Guardiola slams ‘unacceptable’ Wenger treatment

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola labelled the recent treatment of under-fire Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger as “unacceptable”. Wenger has been widely criticised in the wake of his team’s 5-1 loss at Bayern Munich in the Champions League last-16 first leg. But Guardiola is unhappy with the way the Frenchman has been treated, in particular in the media, as speculation over …

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Bayern wanted to finish Arsenal off – Robben

Bayern Munich went in for the kill after seeing Arsenal’s heads go down in the Champions League, according to Arjen Robben. The Gunners came from behind at the Allianz Arena to go into the break level at 1-1 in the first leg of the round-of-16 tie, but ended the match on the wrong end of a humiliating 5-1 defeat, their …

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