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Rogers Cup: Bianca Andreescu wins title as Serena Williams retires injured

Serena Williams retired with a back injury in the final of the the Rogers Cup in Toronto, handing the title to Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu. Williams, 37, was left in tears after suffering back spasms as 19-year-old Andreescu comforted her courtside, the 19-year-old of Canadian and Romanian descent leaving her to become the 1st Canadian to win the …

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Wayne Rooney flies to England as former Manchester Unites striker set to become Derby County player-coach

Wayne Rooney is set to make a shock return to English football as Derby County player-coach. DC United’s Wayne Rooney, who still has 2 years left on his contract in MLS, looks to be heading back to English football, as Derby County are showing significant interest in bringing the Manchester United legend in as a …

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Ex-boxing champ sentenced 18 years for sexually abusing daughter

A court in Argentina has sentenced former welterweight world boxing champion Carlos Baldomir to 18 years in prison on Wednesday for the repeated sexual abuse of one of his daughters, a court in Santa Fe has announced The 48-year-old, who was World Boxing Council champion for 10 months in 2006, was arrested in 2016 following allegations …

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Alex Iwobi warns Gunners he could quit club if they sign Crystal Palace ace Wilfried Zaha

Nigerian super Eagles and Arsenal attacker, Alex Iwobi has told the London club he may be forced to quit if they sign Wilfried Zaha to take his place. The £80million-rated Crystal Palace winger is the Gunners’ No1 target before the transfer window shuts on August 8. “I am not one to chicken out. I have had it all over …

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Algeria beat Senegal to win African Cup of Nations

The Desert Foxes of Algeria have won the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) with a 1-0 victory over Senegal. The final match was played this evening in Egypt, the host country for the tournament. Baghdad Bounedjah’s strike after just 79 seconds – the quickest final goal in the history of the competition – sealed victory …

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Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr speaks on Nigeria AFCON loss, says ‘It was a wonderful match’

Super Eagles of Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr has reacted to his team’s semi-final game at 2019 Africa Cup of Nations which they lost to 2 – 1 to Algeria last night.   Manchester City star, Riyad Mahrez scored a stunning free-kick for the Desert Foxes in the stoppage time to take his country to the final clash of the tournament.   Speaking …

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AFCON 2019: Nigerian football legend Emmanuel Amuneke breaks silence after being sacked by Tanzania

Former Tanzania coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, has said he is proud of all he achieved with the team, after he left the job on Monday. The ex-Nigeria international became the fourth coach to part company with the Taifa Stars, after they were eliminated from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Amuneke was fired, after both parties …

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AFCON 2019: Nigeria knocks out defending champions Cameroon to qualify for Quarter-finals

Nigeria qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals with a 3-2 win over defending champions Cameroon on Saturday, July 6, at Alexandria Stadium. Nigeria first took the lead in the 28th minutes after Odion Ighalo found the net. But Cameroon later replied with two goals from Stephane Bahoken and Clinton N’Jie in the 41 and 44 minutes.   The comeback …

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17-year-old Kenyan athletics champion is forced to release his passport and birth certificate following doubts over his age

A Kenyan athlete has been forced to release his passport and birth certificate to prove he is 17 after some people online raised doubts over his age.   Zakayo Pingua‘s club Benfica, in Lisbon, Portugal, hit back at trolls doubting his age by releasing copies of his passport and birth certificate.   Confusion about his age started …

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Manchester City seal club-record £63m Rodri signing

Premier League champions, Manchester City have confirmed the signing of Rodrigo Hernández Cascante, known as Rodri from Atletico Madrid in a £63million deal.   The Spanish midfielder joins City on a five-year deal after they activated his release clause at the Wanda Metropolitano. The cost of the deal for the 23-year-old who has been earmarked as a long-term replacement for Fernandinho makes him the …

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