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Swansea 0-4 Man United: Red Devils seal game with three-goal blitz

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A blistering three-goal burst in four minutes saw Manchester United sweep aside Swansea City to continue their impressive winning start to the Premier League season. Both teams hit the bar in a frantic start to the match – Jordan Ayew’s scooped cross for the hosts and Phil Jones’ header for United – and it was the visitors made their dominance ...

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Dangote wants to buy Arsenal, sack Wenger

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Africa’s richest man says he is plotting a bid to take over Arsenal — and that his first move as owner would be to fire Arsene Wenger. Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote told Bloomberg in an interview that he is planning to make an offer to majority owner Stan Kroenke once the construction of a new oil refinery in Lagos, Nigeria, is completed. “The first ...

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DStv creates a pop-up channel for Mayweather vs McGregor

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DStv customers are in for a massive treat as SuperSport launches a pop-up channel ahead of the “Money Fight” between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. Channel 213 will be available to all DStv customers from Premium to Access and will go live on Saturday (August 19) and broadcast daily from 5pm to 1am until the eve of the fight on ...

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Kevin Prince Boateng signs three year deal with Eintracht Frankfurt

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Ghana international Kevin Prince Boateng has signed a three year deal with German side Eintracht Frankfurt. The Ghanaian has wasted little time in moving back to Germany just 48 hours after terminating his contract with Spanish side Las Palmas. The 30-year-old former AC Milan man will be returning to the league he played in the past with Schalke, Dortmund and ...

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Bukom Banku, Bastie Samir presser draws thousands

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Thousands turned out at the Bukom Boxing Arena on Thursday afternoon at the Trust Sports Emporium to witness the first press conference for the bout between Braimah ‘Bukom Banku’ Kamoko (29-0, 22 KO’s) and Bastie Samir (15-0-1, 14 KO’s) slated for September 30 at the same venue. However, the fans including men, women and children did not have it easy ...

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Aubameyang and Omagbemi only Africans on FIFA shortlists

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Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nigeria’s women’s coach Florence Omagbemi are the only Africans in contention for Fifa’s annual awards. Aubameyang is one of 24 players nominated for The Best Fifa Men’s Player award. The 27-year-old was the top scorer in the Bundesliga last season with 31 goals for Borussia Dortmund. Omagbemi lead Nigeria to an eighth continental title in Cameroon last year and ...

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Harry Kane nominated for FIFA awards

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Harry Kane is one of four current Premier League players nominated for the Best Fifa Men’s Player 2017 award. The Tottenham striker joins Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez and Chelsea midfielders Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante on a shortlist of 24. Last year’s winner, Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, is nominated, as are Lionel Messi of Barcelona and Paris St-Germain’s world record ...

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Paulinho: Barcelona sign ex-Tottenham midfielder

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Barcelona have signed Brazil midfielder Paulinho from Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande for 40m euro (£36.4m). The former Tottenham player, 29, is the Spanish club’s first signing since Neymar left to join Paris St-Germain in a world record transfer. Meanwhile, Barca’s Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez will be out for “four to five weeks” after he was injured in the Super Cup ...

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Real 2-0 Barca (5-1 agg): Spanish Super Cup success for Zidane’s side

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Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-0 at the Bernabeu to win the Spanish Super Cup 5-1 on aggregate. The Spanish and European champions were dominant, even without the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo. Marco Asensio, who also scored in the 3-1 first-leg win, gave them an early lead with an excellent 25-yard strike. And Karim Benzema flicked up Marcelo’s cross and turned defender ...

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Real Madrid appeal against Cristiano Ronaldo ban rejected

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Cristiano Ronaldo will serve a five-match ban after Real Madrid failed in a bid to overturn the red card he received in the 3-1 Spanish Super Cup first-leg win over Barcelona. The Portugal forward was given his marching orders at the Nou Camp on Sunday after picking up two yellow cards – one for taking his shirt off after scoring ...

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