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Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid  Zinedine Zidane rejects Champions League semi-final ‘favourites’ tag
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Real and Atletico meet for the fourth successive season in the Champions League knockout phase Zinedine Zidane does not think Real Madrid are favourites in their Champions League semi-final against Atletico Madrid, despite his side holding the upper hand in recent meetings with their city rivals. Tuesday night’s first leg at the Bernabeu sees the two teams meet in the competition for the fourth successive year. Real have won on all three previous occasions, including in two finals in 2014...

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Tuesday, 02 May 2017
Anthony Joshua Stops Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th Round at Wembley
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Anthony Joshua produced the performance of his career to add the WBA world heavyweight title to his IBF crown with an enthralling knockout win over Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium. A post-war record 90,000 fans at the national stadium were treated to a see-saw contest, Joshua dropping the former unified world champion in the fifth round, before being put down – for the first time in his 19-fight career – in the sixth. Both men looked in danger of being...

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Tuesday, 02 May 2017
‘I’d prefer no referee for Man Utd game – Yaya Toure
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Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure would prefer to play “without a referee” in Thursday’s derby with Manchester United after criticising the standard of officiating in the FA Cup semi-final defeat by Arsenal. Referee Craig Pawson ruled out Sergio Aguero’s first-half strike at Wembley. Replays suggested the goal should have stood and City went on to lose the game 2-1 after extra time. “I think the referees have to stop this,” said Toure. “I am very disappointed. It is not the...

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Monday, 24 April 2017
GNPC will continue to sponsor Black Stars, Sports Minister assures GFA
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Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah has assured Ghana Football Association that GNPC’s sponsorship of the Black Stars will continue. Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Majority Leader Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu has been championing the cancellation of the deal since the new government took office. Mr. Mensah-Bonsu argues there is no need to invest in the senior national team while the country gets nothing in return. GNPC has been sponsoring the Black Stars for the last five years on a reported US$ 3 million-a-year...

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Monday, 24 April 2017
Champions League semi-final draw: Real Madrid face Atletico Madrid, Juventus to play Monaco
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Reigning European champions Real Madrid will play neighbours Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semifinals. Eleven-time European champions Real, who eliminated Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals, could become the first club in the Champions League era to win the competition in successive seasons. The Madrid clubs have met in the Champions League final in two of the last three years, with Real coming out on top on both occasions. Atletico had also reached the final in 1974, when they lost...

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Friday, 21 April 2017
Kotoko part ways with team manager
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Asante Kotoko have officially parted ways with team manager Shilla Alhassan by mutual consent. Both parties have agreed to go their seperate ways after a only four months. Alhassan has been in charge since January following the appointment of  coach Zdravko Logarusic. But Zravko’s departure meant Shilla had to accompany the Croat out of the club. “The decision to terminate Shilla Alhassan’s contract was by mutual consent,” the club’s Communication manager Obed Acheampong told Asantekotokosc.com. He was part of...

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017