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Atletico Madrid, Diego Costa agree to terminate contract

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Atletico Madrid and Diego Costa have reached an agreement for the termination of the striker’s contract, which was to end on June 30, 2021. The striker asked to leave the club for personal reasons a few days ago and on Tuesday signed the termination …

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Cranes coach McKinstry confident ahead of CHAN

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Cranes head coach Jonathan McKinstry has asked his players to be confident of victory as the team departs for the CHAN tournament 2021. The 25 players on Monday departed to Cameroon for the Pre-CHAN Mini Tournament Scheduled to start on 1st January 2021. The …

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Ankle injury sidelines Messi against Eibar

Madrid, Spain| THE INDEPENDENT |   FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman said on Monday that his side will be without Lionel Messi for Tuesday’s La Liga game at home to Eibar. Messi has delayed his return to Barcelona from Argentina, and speaking to the press ahead of the game, Koeman said …

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Coach Fred Kajoba ejected from Uganda cranes camp

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Experienced goal keeping coach, Fred Kajoba has been ejected from the Uganda Cranes Camp that is preparing for theAfrican Nations Championship-CHAN for alleged non-compliance with the Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs. Kajoba was shown the exit on Christmas, according to a statement issued by the Federation of …

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Could LeBron James come up against his son in the future?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | With the 2020-21 NBA season set to explode onto your screens in just a few days, one of the biggest pieces of news coming out of the league has been LeBron James signing a two-year, $85million contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers. The 35-year-old …

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Maradona autopsy shows no trace of alcohol, narcotics

Buenos Aires, Brazil | Xinhua | A second autopsy has shown that Argentine football legend Diego Maradona did not consume alcohol or narcotics in the days before his death, a local prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday. The 1986 World Cup winner died of a heart attack aged 60 on November 25, …

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Tokyo 2020 shuffles Olympic ceremony teams

Tokyo, Japan | THE INDEPENDENT |     The Tokyo 2020 organizing committee announced here on Wednesday that Hiroshi Sasaki has replaced actor Nomura Mansai to become the chief executive creative director of next year’s opening and closing ceremonies. Sasaki, director of the flag handover ceremony at the 2016 Rio Olympics, …

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