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Chinese TELEVISION pulls Arsenal match after Ozil’s talk about Muslims treatment

Arsenal’s German midfielder Mesut Ozil. PHOTO: AFP Chinese state broadcaster CCTV pulled a game between Arsenal and Manchester City from its programme after the Gunners midfielder Mesut Ozil expressed support for mainly Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang. Ozil, a German of Turkish origin, condemned China’s crackdown on Uighurs and other minorities in the western region in…

Tyson Fury divides with coach ahead of Wilder clash

Tyson Fury Tyson Fury has split with his coach Ben Davison just two months before his rematch with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. Davison had been Fury’s coach for the last two years but he revealed on Sunday that they have decided to part ways. With the Briton’s clash against America’s Wilder looming on February 22, Fury moved quickly to…

I peed on the posts to break witch curse on Liverpool–...

Bruce Grobbelaar Legendary Zimbabwean and Liverpool goalkeeper, Bruce Grobbelaar has revealed the bizarre reason why he believes his former club will go on to win the Premier League title this season. Grobbelaar, known for his lively character and fiery personality, opened up on a secret prior to Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Watford on Saturday…

Asghar returns as Afghanistan captain 8 months after sacking

Asghar Asghar Afghan was reappointed as Afghanistan captain on Wednesday just eight months after being controversially sacked as skipper, the war-torn country’s cricket board announced. The 31-year-old Afghan, who made 104 international appearances as captain after taking over following the 2015 World Cup, was originally dumped in May, with senior players including Rashid Khan and…

Benitez guidelines himself out of Toolbox and Everton tasks

Benitez Rafael Benitez insisted on Monday there is “no chance” he will fill the managerial vacancies at either Arsenal or Everton, but he refused to completely rule out a return to the Premier League. Former Liverpool and Real Madrid boss Benitez is currently in charge of Chinese side Dalian Yifang after leaving Newcastle United after…

Nigeria gets approved for 2020 World Ultra Runners Champion

  South African, Nigerian and Zimbabwean teams have qualified for the 2020 World Ultra Runners Championship at the Valuejet Remo 50 kilometres Ultra Race held in Sagamu and Ikenne. Dapo Sotiminu, Media Coordinator, 2019 Remo Valuejet Ulra Race, made this known on Sunday. According to Sotiminu, Zimbabwe, who competed in the ultra race first time…

FALSE:: MISTAKE: UNSUPPORTED ENCODING

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Rainoil Tennis Open: Imeh, Emmanuel power into quarterfinals

Two tennis players, Joseph Imeh and Sylvester Emmanuel, have qualified for the quarterfinals in their respective games in the ongoing Rainoil Tennis Open, men single defending champion. Christian Paul, who was seeded 13, Imeh had to dig in deep to win at 7/6 (3), 5/1 to move closer to the title race. It was at…

Sheffield Wednesday countered at EFL over arena sale charges

Sheffield Wednesday have threatened to take legal action against the English Football League (EFL) after the governing body charged the Owls with misconduct over the sale of their Hillsborough stadium to owner Dejphon Chansiri. The sale helped Wednesday stay within the EFL profit and sustainability regulations that dictate Championship teams are permitted to lose a…

Ajayi assists West Bromwich Albion extend winning streak versus Bristol City

Semi Ajayi delivered impressive performance to help West Bromwich Albion clinch a 4-1 victory against Bristol City in Wednesday’s Championship game. The Super Eagles star was handed his 18th league start and made the most of the opportunity, playing a key role to ensure the Baggies secure maximum points in front of their home fans.…

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