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Aubameyang Delighted with CAF Player of the Year Award

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was honoured to take out the CAF Player of the Year award after a stunning year of form with Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund. Aubameyang has long been touted as one of the leading talents to come out of Africa in recent times and he has delivered on that reputation with some remarkable form, taking out the CAF top ...

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Carneiro case starts in London Against Chelsea

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Eva Carneiro’s case for constructive dismissal against Chelsea got underway on Wednesday as she appeared at a preliminary hearing at the London South Employment Tribunal. The 42-year-old was dropped as first-team doctor by the Premier League champions following a row with formal chelsea manager Jose Mourinho during the season-opening draw with Swansea at Stamford Bridge. The flashpoint occurred after Carneiro ...

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NFF is Mourning Over Abubakar Death

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Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) head of protocol Ibrahim Abubakar was shot dead on Wednesday, the NFF has confirmed. Abubakar, 43, was at home when burglars broke in and opened fire. An NFF statement read: “The Nigeria Football Federation family woke up  on Wednesday with the sad news of the sudden death of its Head of Protocol, Ibrahim Abubakar. “Abubakar, 43, was brutally murdered in cold blood by dare-devil armed robbers ...

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10 players Fired in Kano Pillars

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The management of Kano Pillars Football Club has fired 10 of its players ahead of the 2015/2016 Glo Premier League season. Idris Malikawa, Media Officer of the club made this known in an interview on Tuesday in Kano. Malikawa said the 10 players were sacked based on medical ground and poor performance. “The management of the club felt the only way to ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Real Madrid Sack Benitez, Turn to Zidane

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Real Madrid have sacked head coach Rafael Benitez after just seven months in charge and appointed Zinedine Zidane as his successor. Benitez, 55, has paid the price for an uninspiring start to the season with Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Valencia leaving Madrid third in La Liga, four points adrift of leaders Atletico Madrid and two behind arch-rivals Barcelona, who also have a game ...

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Steph Curry hurt again, Karl equals record for fifth-most wins

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NBA MVP Steph Curry re-injured his left shin during the Golden State Warriors’ 111-108 overtime win against the Denver Nuggets on Saturday. Heading into the game, Curry had missed back-to-back outings with discomfort in his shin, but decided during warm-ups that it felt good enough before facing Denver. However, Curry managed to score just five points in 14 minutes in his ...

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Eden Hazard injury woes continue at Palace

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Eden Hazard’s struggles this season took another unfortunate turn on Sunday when the Chelsea star limped out of the Premier League match against Crystal Palace after just 16 minutes, where Chelsea won 3 – 0 The Belgium playmaker appeared to suffer a groin injury after cutting inside to shoot in the ninth minute and he signalled to the away bench ...

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Roger Federer Happy to Retire With 17 Grand Slams

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Roger Federer would be happy to end his career without adding to his 17 grand slam wins, but remains confident he can push for honours at majors. Federer’s last grand slam success came in 2012 at Wimbledon, with consecutive final appearances at the All England Club in the past two years giving Federer his best chances of another title – only for the ...

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Hawks continue fine form, LeBron leads Cavs

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Hawks continue fine form, LeBron leads Cavs The Atlanta Hawks made it seven wins in their past eight games with a 121-115 victory over the Houston Rockets in the NBA on Tuesday. Al Horford (30 points and 14 rebounds) and Paul Millsap (22 and 13) led the Hawks to their win as they improved to 21-13. Kent Bazemore (26 points) ...

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Michael Jordan tribute was ´awesome´ for Bryant

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Michael Jordan tribute was ´awesome´ for Bryant Kobe Bryant was honoured to receive a personal message from NBA icon Michael Jordan ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers’ encounter with the Charlotte Hornets. The 37-year-old announced his intention to retire at the end of the season and has received a pre-recorded farewell from Jordan – six-time NBA champion, five-time MVP and principal owner of ...

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Messi Set To Make 500 Barcelona Games

Messi Set To Make 500 Barcelona Games

Messi Set To Make 500 Barcelona Games Lionel Messi is set to make his 500th appearance for Barcelona in all competitions when Luis Enrique’s side take on Real Betis in La Liga on Wednesday. The 28-year-old has enjoyed a stunning Camp Nou career since making his debut for the club in 2004 and is hoping to win a fifth Ballon ...

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Premier League Boxing Day Results

Premier League Boxing Day Results

Premier League Boxing Day Results 26/12                                               Stoke City     2:0     Manchester United 26/12                                           ...

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Premier League Boxing Day Fixtures

26/12                                               Stoke City     13:45     Manchester United 26/12                                              Aston Villa    16:00 ...

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Basketball – NBA Results

25/12           Oklahoma City Thunder  96 – 105    Chicago Bulls 25/12          Golden State Worriors      89 – 83      Cleveland Cavaliers 26/12          Houston Rockets                88 – 84      San Antonio Spurs 26/12         Los ...

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Hodgson warn Wayne Rooney he must perform for United

Hodgson warns Rooney he must perform for United

England manager Roy Hodgson warn Wayne Rooney he must perform if he is to be selected for Euro 2016. Rooney has struggled for Manchester United this season, scoring just two goals in 13 league appearances ahead of his side’s trip to Stoke City on Boxing Day. United are on a run of six games without a win in all competitions, ...

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Kobe Bryant Dominating First 2016 NBA All-Star Votes

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LA Lakers guard Kobe Bryant may not be having the best season with his 34 percent field-goal shooting, but it’s his final season and the fans love him. That’s why he’s topping the first returns of the 2016 NBA All-Star voting results. Bryant leads the NBA and Western Conference with 719,235 votes, while LeBron James leads the Eastern Conference with 357,937 votes. Last year’s ...

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Basketball – NBA

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Basketball Fixtures:  26/12   Houston           02:00     San Anto                                      26/12   Los Angeles     04:30    Los Angeles Clippers                                 ...

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Mercedes formula one team to analyse late-season results

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After Nico Rosberg enjoyed a superb ending to the 2015 Formula One season, Mercedes formula one  boss Toto Wolff says the team will look into the German’s dominance over Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton’s victory at the United States Grand Prix secured him a second successive world title with three races to spare in another imperious season for Mercedes formula one team. ...

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Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar nominated for Ballon d´Or

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar have been shortlisted for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or. The award has been dominated by Ronaldo and Messi over the past seven years, with the Real Madrid man bagging the trophy three times and the Argentine taking the honour home on four occasions. Messi is favourite to make it five after a wonderful 2014-15 ...

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Murray wants Davis Cup triumph to inspire future generation

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Great Britain’s Davis Cup hero Andy Murray hopes the triumph over Belgium will provide a lasting legacy. Murray defeated David Goffin 6-3 7-5 6-3 on Sunday to seal a 3-1 victory for his country, having already overcome Ruben Bemelmans in his first singles match and joined brother Jamie in doubles success. After celebrating Britain’s first Davis Cup win since 1936, Murray called on ...

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