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Black Maidens return home from Gambia

Ghana’s U-17 female team, the Black Maidens, landed in Accra on Sunday from Banjul after defeating Gambia 5-1 in the first leg of the first round of the qualifiers for the 2018 Women’s U-17 World Cup. The Maidens dominated the tie thanks for four goals from captain Mukarama Abdulai and one from Nina Norshie. The result puts Ghana in a ...

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Sadam Ali defeats retiring Miguel Cotto via unanimous decision

Miguel Cotto, who began boxing as an 11-year-old to lose weight, said farewell on Saturday night, closing out a glorious 17-year career, but not how most expected. Instead of an easy win over big underdog Sadam Ali, Cotto was nowhere near his best in what he said would be his final fight. Ali won a unanimous decision to take his ...

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Valencia defeat leaves Barcelona five points clear

Second-placed Valencia lost for the first time in La Liga this season as Getafe beat them to leave Barcelona five points clear at the top. The hosts, who move up to eighth in the table, played 65 minutes with 10 men after Mauro Arambarri was sent off for a second booking. Markel Bergara scored the only goal, with his 25-yard ...

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Perisic scores hat-trick as Inter go top with 5-0 win

Ivan Perisic scored a hat-trick as unbeaten Inter Milan went top of Serie A thanks to a comfortable win over mid-table Chievo. Luciano Spalletti’s side took advantage of Napoli’s 1-0 defeat by title rivals Juventus on Friday to go a point clear at the top. Perisic had a shot fumbled in, Mauro Icardi slammed home their second and Perisic ran ...

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Messi and Suarez score but Barca held by Celta Vigo

Barcelona remain unbeaten at the top of La Liga after being held to an entertaining draw by Celta Vigo. Iago Aspas put Celta ahead after Marc-Andre ter Stegen parried Maxi Gomez’s shot, but Barca levelled moments later as Lionel Messi converted Paulinho’s pass for his 17th goal this season. Luis Suarez had a goal harshly ruled out for offside and ...

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Hazard scores twice as Chelsea beat Newcastle

Eden Hazard scored twice in a brilliant display as Chelsea beat Newcastle to draw level on points with second-placed Manchester United in the Premier League. On his return to the starting XI, Hazard fired the Blues level with an angled strike after Dwight Gayle’s poked effort had given the Magpies a surprise lead. Striker Alvaro Morata made it 2-1 to ...

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Neymar, Cavani send PSG 10 points clear in Ligue 1

Brazil striker Neymar broke Troyes’ resistance as Paris St-Germain took a 10-point lead in Ligue 1 while Monaco lost ground by losing to Nantes. PSG wore down Troyes to win 2-0 thanks to second-half goals from their world-record signing and Edinson Cavani. Lucas Lima’s goal in the 92nd minute gave Claudio Ranieri’s Nantes a dramatic victory that pushed Monaco down ...

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Alan Pardew appointed West Brom manager

West Brom have appointed former Newcastle and Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew as manager. The Baggies sacked Tony Pulis on 20 November after they went 10 Premier League games without a victory and were a point above the relegation zone. Pardew, 56, has been out of the game since being sacked by Palace in December 2016. He has signed a contract until the end ...

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Official poster for 2018 World Cup unveiled

With just three days to go to the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ in the Russian capital, the famed Moscow Metro held the unveiling of the last remaining visual icon of the event. For the 2018 issue of the Official Poster, the renowned Russian artist Igor Gurovich chose legendary Soviet goalkeeper Lev Yashin as a central figure ...

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CAF to pilot Video Assistant Referee at CHAN 2018

Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will be used for the first time in a CAF competition at the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) Morocco 2018. The usage of the latest technology was okayed by the CAF Referees’ Committee at its meeting on Monday, 27 November 2017 in Cairo, Egypt. The experimentation of the VAR technology will commence from the quarter finals ...

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