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Ex-world athletics head, Diack sentenced to two years in prison for corruption

From FRANCE 24 with REUTERS and APThe former head of world athletics’ governing body, Lamine Diack, was convicted in France on Wednesday of corruption in a Russian doping scandal and sentenced to spend at least two years in jail.Diack,...

Why Barcelona and Messi parting maybe mutually beneficial

When six time ballon d'or winner and FC Barcelona icon Lionel Messi, dropped the bombshell that he wants to leave FC Barcelona to ply his trade elsewhere, the football World was expectedly rattled.Prompting pundits who cannot imagine the Argentine...

Crystal Palace signs British born Nigerian forward, Eberechi Eze

British born Nigerian, Eberechi Oluchi Eze has became Crystal Palace second most expensive signing and Roy Hodgson's most, in his time as the club manager, after signing for a reported £20 million ($26.5 million) from second-tier Queens Park Rangers.Hodgson...

Man Utd captain Maguire released after 2 nights in police custody

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire was released from Greek police custody Saturday, TV footage showed, pending a hearing on assault charges on the island of Mykonos.Local TV footage showed Maguire leaving a courthouse on neighbouring Syros island, apparently accompanied...

Aubameyang strikes twice as Arsenal beat City to reach 21st FA Cup final

Arsenal reached a record 21st FA Cup final as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's double clinched a shock 2-0 win over holders Manchester City at Wembley on Saturday.Gunners boss Mikel Arteta outwitted City manager Pep Guardiola with an astute counter-attacking scheme and...

Man City European football ban overturned

Manchester City’s two-year ban from European football has been overturned by the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS), the Lausanne based court said on Monday.The decision means Pep Guardiola’s team will compete in next season’s Champions League.CAS ruled that...

Arsenal tie Nigerian teenager Bukayo Saka to long-term deal

Arsenal has tied down Nigerian teenager, Bukayo Saka to a long-term contract on Wednesday, ending speculations over the highly-rated teenager's future.Saka, 18, has made a major impact in 33 appearances in a variety of positions this season and has...

Novak Djokovic and wife test positive for coronavirus

World number one Novak Djokovic said Tuesday he had tested positive for coronavirus, the Serb star becoming the fourth player to contract the virus after taking part in his exhibition tennis tournament in the Balkans.Djokovic, who is "not showing...

Fmr IAAF chief Lamine Diack goes on trial for doping cover-up

Trial of Senegalese born former head of IAAF athletics’ governing body (IAAF), Lamine Diack, begins Monday in Paris on charges of corruption and money laundering linked to a Russian doping scandal reports Reuters.The former IAAF is being prosecuted for...

Fifa medical chief say matches should not be played till September

FIFA’s medical committee chairman Michel D’Hooghe has said football should not be played until at least the start of September to limit the spread of the new coronavirus and when it does resume that yellow cards be handed out...
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Post coup Mali interim president and vice sworn in

ReutersRetired colonel Bah Ndaw was sworn in as Mali’s interim president on Friday, tasked with presiding over an 18-month...
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Migrants stranded in Libya face vicious cycle of cruelty

Associated PressAmnesty International said Thursday that thousands of Europe-bound migrants who were intercepted and returned to Libyan shores this year have disappeared after being...

Unusually heavy rains in Senegal expose big gap in $1.4B flood plan

ReutersMore than two weeks after heavy rains hit Senegal, thigh-high stagnant water still fills streets in Dakar’s suburbs, as angry residents ask what happened...

Fmr French president Sarkozy to know fate in cash-from-Libya case

AFPA Paris appeals court will rule Thursday on a legal challenge by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy and former aides against an investigation into claims that...

US Secretary of States pushes for breakthrough on Sudan deal

AFPWith weeks to go before US elections, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is racing to make a breakthrough with Sudan that he hopes could...