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Kenyan Clifton Miheso complains to Fifa over gun-threat allegation

By at March 30, 2017 | 10:37 pm | 0 Comment

Kenyan Clifton Miheso complains to Fifa over gun-threat allegation

Kenya international Clifton Miheso has filed a complaint to Fifa over his claim he was forced at gunpoint to end his contract with Golden Arrows. Miheso alleges the incident took place on 14 January at the South African club's offices in Durban. The 24-year-old is seeking a transfer ban or other sanction to be placed on Golden Arrows and also wants $22,000 he claims more...

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Mohammed Anas: Ghana’s viral footballer denies having girlfriend

By at March 21, 2017 | 10:36 pm | 0 Comment

Mohammed Anas: Ghana’s viral footballer denies having girlfriend

A footballer whose post-match interview went viral after he thanked his wife and girlfriend has denied being unfaithful. Ghanaian Mohammed Anas, of South Africa's Free State Stars, told the BBC he was referring to his daughter. "My family knows that I call my daughter my girlfriend. That's what I was talking about. I don't have a girlfriend," he said. Anas said he was more...

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Feyisa Lilesa, Marathoner in Exile, Finds Refuge in Arizona

By at February 28, 2017 | 8:15 am | 0 Comment

Feyisa Lilesa, Marathoner in Exile, Finds Refuge in Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The young boy was getting reacquainted with his father after an absence of six months and climbed on him as if he were a tree. The boy kissed his father and hugged him and clambered onto his shoulders. Then, when a protest video streamed on television, the boy grabbed a stick, and the lid of a pot to serve as a shield, and began to mimic a dance more...

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With Success in England, Zlatan Ibrahimovic Strikes a Blow Against Snobbery

By at February 28, 2017 | 7:52 am | 0 Comment

With Success in England, Zlatan Ibrahimovic Strikes a Blow Against Snobbery

  MANCHESTER, England — Eleven years ago, Martin O’Neill said something he probably regrets. O’Neill was working as part of the BBC’s team covering the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Bright and articulate, naturally inclined to playing the polemicist, his presence was quite a coup for the network. O’Neill did not go in for platitudes, which made him good more...

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Clashing Agendas: Antidoping Officials vs. U.S. Olympics Leaders

By at February 28, 2017 | 7:47 am | 0 Comment

Clashing Agendas: Antidoping Officials vs. U.S. Olympics Leaders

COLORADO SPRINGS — Executives at the United States Anti-Doping Agency here are agitating for a forceful response to Russia’s state-run doping program, lobbying international sports officials for more aggressive sanctions and for an overhaul of the global regulatory system. Executives at the nearby United States Olympic Committee’s headquarters have a different more...

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