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Williams Trounces Sharapova at US Open

“It’s an incredibly tough draw.” So said tennis superstar Serena Williams of meeting longtime rival Maria Sharapova in yesterday’s first-round matchup at New York’s Arthur Ashe Stadium. Williams, who handily defeated the Russian 6-1, 6-1, is eyeing a 24th Grand Slam title. The 37-year-old sparked controversy in last year’s tournament...

Nigeria, Kenya among countries with highest illegal Premier League viewers

Nigeria and Kenya have been listed among countries with highest illegal Premier League viewers causing heavy losses to Premier League clubs. This is according to a study carried out by American sponsorship valuation firm GumGum Sports and London-based digital piracy experts MUSO. The study has revealed that illegal streaming is...

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CAF URGED TO TAKE ACTION OVER CAMEROON FEMALE FOOTBALL TEAM’S CONDUCT

The head of women's soccer in Africa wants Cameroon to face punishment for the conduct of players in their Women's World Cup loss to England. The Cameroon team rebelled against three officiating decisions in a 3-0 loss to England in the round of 16 on Sunday. After the game, Cameroon manager...

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Nigerian born Greek basketball star, Giannis Antetokounmpo wins Most Valuable Player Awards

Nigerian born Greek basketball star, Giannis Antetokounmpo, 24 has been named the NBA's Most Valuable Player (MVP). Nicknamed the "Greek Freak", the 24-year-old Milwaukee Bucks player on Monday got 78 first-place votes, well ahead of the 23 received by fellow MVP finalist James Harden of the Houston Rockets. "Two, three...

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The saddening disparity in the women’s and men’s World Cups

The Winner of the 2019 Women’s World Cup will take home $4 million. While this amount is double the amount the United States national team won at the previous Women’s World Cup in 2015, the winner of the men’s World Cup 2018, the French team, took home $38 million (Sh3.9...

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Kenyan-born female athlete gets four-year suspension for doping

Kenyan-born Bahraini Eunice Jepkirui Kirwa, who won marathon silver at the Rio Olympics in 2016, has been suspended for four years for doping, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced Monday. Kirwa had been provisionally banned since May after the prohibited blood-booster EPO was detected in her blood sample. Her four-year...

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BREAKING: ANDY RUIZ KNOCKS DOWN ANTHONY JOSHUA, TAKES HOME 3 WORLD TITLES

A late replacement and massive underdog, Andy Ruiz Jr. just shook up the world. Ruiz (33-1, 22 KOs) spoiled the long-awaited U.S. debut of unified heavyweight champion and British star Anthony Joshua to score four knockdowns and record a spectacular upset via seventh-round TKO at Madison Square Garden, New York....

Knee Takes Serena Williams Out of Italian Open

Due to face sister Venus after beating Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson this week in the first round of the Italian Open, the 37-year-old dropped out, citing pain from a previously injured left knee. For now, the four-time Rome winner says she’s “concentrating on rehab.” It’s the third consecutive withdrawal from an...

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PAUL POGBA’S TRANSFER TO REAL MADRID SUFFERS SETBACK

Manchester United’s star midfielder Paul Pogba was looking well-set for a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid in the summer, but it appears that a transfer deal will not take place soon, as his agent Mino Raiola has been given a worldwide transfer ban by FIFA. Metro reports that FIFA,...

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Zamalek, RS Berkane to Face Off in CAF Showdown

Zamalek of Egypt and RS Berkane of Morocco will contest the final of the 2018/19 Total CAF Confederation Cup after aggregate wins in their respective semifinals. RS Berkane advanced to their first-ever continental tournament final after a 3-0 second leg win over CS Sfaxien at the Stade Municipal de Berkane...