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VAR will cause ‘controversy’ admits Premier League chief

Shanghai, China | AFP | Premier League interim chief executive Richard Masters admits VAR is certain to cause “controversy” when the technology makes its English top-flight debut in the forthcoming season. The video referee system will be used for the first time in the Premier League after its introduction was delayed …

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Dolphins, Oilers game ends prematurely due to faulty rim

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A hotly contested basketball game between defending champions City Oilers and the JKL Dolphins ended prematurely on Friday night after the rim became faulty. Although the National Basketball Association games between JKL and Oilers started off smoothly in a fully packed YMCA Arena, the …

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Penny drops for Canada’s teen swim queen Oleksiak

Gwangju, South Korea | AFP |  Canada’s Penny Oleksiak insists she has finally left the “weirdness” of capturing Olympic swimming gold at the tender age of 16 after finally recovering from a lengthy Rio hangover. Oleksiak, who is preparing for the world championships which begin in South Korea this weekend, stunned …

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Algeria are African football champions

FULL TIME: Algeria 🇩🇿 1 (Baghdad Bounedja 2′)  Senegal 🇸🇳 0 Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Baghdad Bounedjah’s early goal propelled Algeria to a first Africa Cup of Nations title in 29 years after a fiery 1-0 victory over Sadio Mane’s Senegal in Friday’s final in Cairo. Bounedjah gave Algeria a dream start in …

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LIVE: Sadio Mane vs Mahrez in Senegal-Algeria final

64 MINS: Algeria 🇩🇿 1 (Baghdad Bounedja 2′)  Senegal 🇸🇳 0 Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  Salif Sane returned in Senegal’s defence alongside Cheikhou Kouyate for Friday’s Africa Cup of Nations final against Algeria in Cairo with Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly suspended. Sane partnered Koulibaly in Senegal’s opening game of the tournament but …

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European defeat fires up Tottenham’s Pochettino for next season

Singapore, Singapore | AFP | Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino said Friday that last month’s Champions League final defeat has made him more determined to succeed at the club, after the conclusion of another solid campaign. Pochettino said he was keen to continue with the five-year “project” that has seen Tottenham …

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