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‘King Kong’ wins gold for Uganda at African boxing champs

Welterweight Muzamir ‘King Kong’ Kakande won his final fight Sunday as Uganda ended the AIBA African Boxing Championships in Congo Brazzaville with a gold and two silver medals. It is Uganda’s first gold in a major boxing tournament in 13 years. Uganda national champion Kakande beat Mauritian Merven Clair on …

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S. Korea president invites N. Korea to Pyeongchang Olympics

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Saturday invited North Korea to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, saying sports could serve as a peace maker. The South and nuclear-armed North Korea are separated by one of the world’s most heavily armed borders and remain technically …

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WTF? World Taekwondo Federation rebrands over acronym

Seoul, South Korea | AFP |  The World Taekwondo Federation has changed its name to World Taekwondo after becoming uncomfortable with the “negative connotations” of its acronym, WTF. The body has been named World Taekwondo Federation since 1973, but it has been considering a change since the slang abbreviation ‘WTF’ …

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Portugal, Mexico, Russia tussle for Confed Cup semi-final berths

Sochi, Russia | AFP |  Portugal are set to rest Cristiano Ronaldo for Saturday’s clash against New Zealand as the Euro 2016 winners look to clinch their place in next week’s Confederations Cup semi-finals. Ronaldo brushed off allegations of tax evasion in Spain with man-of-the-match performances in the 2-2 draw …

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KCCA FC, FUS, Africain and Rivers on 6 points

KCCA, FUS, Africain and Rivers on 6 points after dramatic winners in CAF Cup thrillers Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Club Africain of Tunisia and Al Hilal Obeid of Sudan snatched dramatic stoppage-time winners Wednesday to boost hopes of reaching the CAF Confederation Cup quarter-finals. Imed Meniaoui volleyed a …

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VIDEO: Mujib Kasule issues statement on FUFA Elections

VIDEO: Mujib Kasule issues statement on FUFA elections  Former footballer Mujib Kasule has explained the circumstances under which soccer governing body FUFA disqualified him from the race to challenge Moses Magogo for the presidency of the association in August’s elections. Kasule said the FUFA Electoral Commission came up with many new …

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