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Egypt, Kenya Volleyball teams arrive for Zone 5 qualifier

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The national Volleyball youth teams of Egypt and Kenya have arrived in Kampala ahead of the Zone 5 qualifiers for the 2018 Africa Youth Games. Hadija Namanda, the Chairperson of the Uganda Volleyball Federation (UVF) confirmed to URN on Wednesday morning that the two teams …

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Iran president questions lack of women’s sport on TV

Tehran, Iran | AFP | Iran’s moderate President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday questioned why the successes of women athletes representing the Islamic republic were not being shown on state television. “What problem is there in television showing women or girls in competition, especially when they courageously take on prestigious international …

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Salah tops Ronaldo this season, says Liverpool’s Rush

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Liverpool great Ian Rush says Mohamed Salah has outshone Champions League final opponent Cristiano Ronaldo during an incredible record-breaking season. The Egyptian forward goes into Saturday’s showpiece against defending champions Real Madrid in Kiev needing an unlikely four goals to beat Rush’s Liverpool goals …

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Arsenal appoint ‘progressive’ Emery as Wenger successor

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsenal announced former Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery as their new boss on Wednesday, handing him the daunting task of revitalising a club that has slipped well behind their Premier League rivals. The Spaniard, who won the domestic treble with PSG this season, emerged …

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Russian footballers cleared after FIFA doping probe

Lausanne, Switzerland | AFP | FIFA has ended a doping investigation into Russian footballers named in the country’s provisional World Cup squad after finding “insufficient evidence” of any wrongdoing, it said on Tuesday. World football’s governing body launched a probe into “possible anti-doping rule violations” by players “against whom a …

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Cech happy to regain shirt number one at Arsenal

  Prague, Czech Republic | AFP |  Arsenal keeper Petr Cech said Tuesday he was happy to finally get back the shirt number one he wore throughout his eleven seasons at Chelsea but never with the Gunners. Cech joined Arsenal in 2015 at age 33 so he picked a shirt …

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Careless Sundowns defending helps Barcelona triumph

Soweto, South Africa | AFP | Careless defending gifted European giants Barcelona two goals as they defeated South African champions Mamelodi Sundowns 3-1 Wednesday in a friendly game to honour the late Nelson Mandela. Ousmane Dembele, Luis Suarez and Andre Gomes scored for the Spanish league and cup winners before …

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Griezmann!

Griezmann fires Atletico Madrid to Europa League title Lyon, France | AFP | Antoine Griezmann was the hero for Atletico Madrid as the French striker scored twice in their 3-0 win over Marseille in Wednesday’s Europa League final, allowing his club to win the trophy for the third time in …

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