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Ex- Welterweight World Champion Amir Khan Not Sure Of Retirement

Former welterweight world champion Amir Khan does not know if he will box again. Khan has twice earned world titles in the 147lbs division and won an Olympics silver medal at Athens 2004 when in the amateur ranks. The 33-year-old last fought in July 2019 when he defeated Billy Dib in Saudi Arabia, a bout which followed a bizarre TKO defeat to Terence Crawford when he was unable to continue after being caught with an accidental low blow. It remains to be seen if Khan will step back into the ring,…

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Ex-Marseille President Pape Diouf Dies From Coronavirus

Former president of French football club Olympique de Marseille, Pape Diouf, has died after contracting coronavirus – the first death in Senegal from the pandemic. The 68-year- old man was being treated at Fann Hospital in the capital, Dakar. Diouf, a Senegalese national who moved to Marseille as a teenager, was president of the football club from 2005 to 2009. A statement on the Ligue 1 club’s Twitter account said: “Olympique de Marseille learned with great sadness of the death of Pape Diouf. Pape will forever remain in the hearts…

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Manchester United Coach Pep Guardiola Donates 1m Euros To Fight Covid 19

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has donated one million euros ($1.08 million) to help buy medical supplies for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in his native Spain. The former FC Barcelona boss gave the money to the Medical College of Barcelona to buy “medical equipment that is currently lacking in health centres in Catalonia,” the body said in a statement. His donation will also be used to produce ventilators to treat patients and protective gear for health care workers in Guardiola’s northeastern region of Spain. Meanwhile Barcelona’s Hospital Clinic…

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COVID 19: IOC Postpones Tokyo 2020 Olympics To Summer 2021

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed to no later than the summer of 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe, the International Olympic Committee announced Tuesday. The Games were scheduled for July 24-August 9, but after telephone discussions between IOC President Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a historic joint decision was taken for the first postponement of an Olympics in peace time. Abe had earlier said Bach was in “100 percent agreement” when Japan asked the IOC to push back the Games. The IOC…

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English Premier League, Others Suspended Till April 30 Over Coronavirus

English football will be suspended until at least 30 April because of the continued spread of coronavirus. All games in England’s Premier League, EFL, Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship, and all fixtures in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, are currently postponed. The Football Association has also agreed that the current season can be “extended indefinitely”. Under current rules the season had been scheduled to end on 1 June. A joint statement issued by the FA, Premier League and EFL expressed “a commitment to finding ways of resuming the 2019-20…

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House Of Reps Calls For Sports Festival Postponement Due To Coronavirus

The House of Representatives has called for the postponement of the National Sports Festival scheduled to hold next week in Edo State. The lawmakers who made the call during plenary on Tuesday said it is due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The matter was raised as a motion of urgent public importance by Representative Onofiok Luke, who raised concerns over the new case of COVID-19 which now brings the total number of cases in the country to three. According to the lawmakers, the resolution to suspend the Sports Festival is in…

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Anthony Joshua Stakes His Titles In June, Looks Beyond Tyson Fury  

Nigerian-born British boxer, Anthony Joshua has confirmed that he will defend his world heavyweight titles against Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev in London on June 20. Joshua on Monday posted a picture of himself wearing his belts on his Twitter feed with the words “June 20th”. The decision is a clear indication that the boxer has decided to look beyond a possible clash with another British boxer, Tyson Fury, who recently defeated his American challenger, Deontay Wilder in a stunning technical knockout. Joshua regained the World Boxing Association, (WBA), International Boxing Federation,…

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Jesus Secures Manchester City’s 1-0 Victory Over Leicester

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola praised his players for passing “an incredible test” as Gabriel Jesus came off the bench to score a late winner at Leicester and cement themselves in second spot. Jamie Vardy had hit the post for Leicester in the first half, but both sides wasted numerous chances before Jesus slotted home with a cool finish after a surging run from Riyad Mahrez had opened up the home defence. The best of those opportunities saw Foxes keeper Kasper Schmeichel deny Sergio Aguero from the spot on the…

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UEFA Bans Manchester City For Failing FFP Rules, Club Appeals

English champions Manchester City have been banned from European competition for the next two seasons and fined 30 million euros ($32.53 million) by European soccer’s governing body UEFA after an investigation into alleged breaches of Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules. UEFA said in a statement https://www.uefa.com/insideuefa/about-uefa/news/newsid=2638659.html that City had committed “serious breaches” of the rules while the Premier League club swiftly said on their website https://www.mancity.com/news/club-news/club-news/2020/february/manchester-city-club-statement that they will appeal the decision to the Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The ruling, if upheld, would mean Pep Guardiola’s side…

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Nigeria’s Temi Fagbenle Riding On Basketball To Harvard Fame, Stardom

Temi Fagbenle’s basketball journey began on a court marked with tramlines, not free-throw lines. A little over a decade ago, she was playing tennis with her younger sister in north London, without a single hoop dream in her head. Last month, she played a low-key pick-up game with three of her brothers on a neighbourhood court in the capital. The locations are only few miles apart. The cast of characters drawn from the same family. The switch apparently simple. But the route between the two times and places is a…

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