Category: Foreign Sports

Chapecoense win title  … Less than 6 months after plane crash

Chapecoense win title … Less than 6 months after plane crash

CHAPECOENSE have won their first title since most of their team were killed in a plane crash. Only three of the Brazilian club’s players survived November’s crash, when 71 of 77 people on board died. Top clubs from Brazil and Argentina offered to loan players to Chapecoense, who signed 25 new players this season and promoted nine from the youth […]

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New CAF president won’t take salary

New CAF president won’t take salary

The new Confederation of African Football (CAF) President, Ahmad Ahamad, says he has refused to accept a salary from African football’s governing body. His election in March ended Cameroonian Issa Hayatou’s 29-year reign. “I’ve refused a CAF salary for the simple reason it doesn’t respect good administration,” he told BBC Sport. “The salaries of all CAF employees, from administrators to […]

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Semi-final advantage for Real  … As Ronaldo grabs hat-trick

Semi-final advantage for Real … As Ronaldo grabs hat-trick

Cristiano Ronaldo scored another European hat-trick as Real Madrid beat Atletico 3-0 in their Champions League semi-final, first leg clash on Tuesday. The Portugal international has now netted back-to-back trebles in the competition after also doing so against Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals and put himself on level terms with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi for Champions League hat-tricks (seven). Ronaldo wasted […]

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Newcastle considering £6.5m buy-option on Atsu

Newcastle considering £6.5m buy-option on Atsu

Much has not been talked about Christian Atsu this season, but he technically remains a Chelsea player as he finishes out the fourth year of his original five-year contract the same exact way he has finished all previous years of it – out on loan. Not that anything was expected more than this reality after opportunistically signing him in the […]

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Dortmund boot out Bayern to reach German Cup final

Dortmund boot out Bayern to reach German Cup final

OUSMANE Dembele’s brilliant second-half strike took Borussia Dortmund through to the German Cup final as they came from behind to beat Bayern Munich. Marco Reus had put Dortmund ahead, before Javier Martinez’s towering header and Mats Hummels’ tidy finish gave Bayern a 2-1 lead at the break. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang brought Dortmund level, before Dembele curled into the top corner with […]

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Pacquiao: I have more to show in boxing

Pacquiao: I have more to show in boxing

MANNY Pacquiao has a lot on his plate these days, and the 38-year-old Filipino Senator will be heading back into the ring on July 2, when he travels to Australia to face prospect Jeff Horn, with Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight title on the line. Pacquiao made a low-key entry to Australia on Monday, touching down at Brisbane airport for a promotional […]

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Serena expecting a baby

Serena expecting a baby

Worlds  No. 2 tennis player Serena Williams will have a baby in the autumn, her representative has confirmed. The 35-year-old, who has 23 Grand Slam titles to her name, posted a picture of herself on social media app Snapchat on Wednesday showing a prominent bump with the message “20 weeks.” She deleted this later in the day. Williams clinched the […]

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FIFA orders Zamalek to pay Ghana’s Agogo €1.2m

FIFA orders Zamalek to pay Ghana’s Agogo €1.2m

ZAMALEK have been ordered to pay €1.2 million (Euros) to former Ghana striker Junior Agogo over unpaid salaries. FIFA’s Dispute Resolution Chamber communicated the ruling to the White Knights on Tuesday to pay the former Ghana international who terminated his contract with them in 2009. “Zamalek will take the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to appeal the […]

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Mayweather’s car set ablaze in UK

Mayweather’s car set ablaze in UK

FLOYD Mayweather’s UK tour appears to have gone up in smoke after one of his cars was torched in Birmingham. The undefeated boxing superstar is spending his retirement on tour visiting cities around England to meet and greet fans. However, his visit to the Midlands was marred – and one of his luxury cars charred – by an arsonist who […]

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United, Rostov clash in Russia

United, Rostov clash in Russia

With no Wayne Rooney and a squad looking for confidence, Manchester United head for the uneven Olimp-2 stadium surface to take on Rostov today and keep alive hopes of becoming one of the few teams to have won all three European cups. United fans have been told not to wear their team’s red colours in the Russian city to avoid […]

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