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IOC meet gives hope to ‘clean’ Russian athletes

Take a look at the 10 ways Russian athletes have tried to cheat the system #doping pic.twitter.com/rNN8pJ7NbC — RFE/RL (@RFERL) June 19, 2016 For Russia’s track and field stars, Tuesday’s meeting of Olympic executives may offer the last chance to compete at the Games in Rio de Janeiro. Last week, …

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Cavaliers edge Warriors to complete greatest comeback

Oakland, United States | AFP | Past 10 winners of the NBA Finals: 2016 – Cleveland Cavaliers 2015 – Golden State Warriors 2014 – San Antonio Spurs 2013 – Miami Heat 2012 – Miami Heat 2011 – Dallas Mavericks 2010 – Los Angeles Lakers 2009 – Los Angeles Lakers 2008 …

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Vipers win Cup final, end Onduparaka dreams

Vipers SC 3  Onduparaka FC 1 Pius Wangi hit a brace as Vipers SC grabbed their first Uganda Cup trophy on Saturday, ending the dream run of Onduparaka. Viper’s 3-1 victory at the Nakivubo stadium final also brought and end to their Uganda Cup finals jinx that had seen them …

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Vardy set to stay at Leicester – Wenger

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger appears ready to give up his pursuit of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy after saying Sunday he believe the England forward will stay with the Premier League champions. “Jamie Vardy is, at the moment, at Leicester and from what I …

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Joy in Albania at historic win

“Goooooooooool” tweeted Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama Tirana, ALBANIA | AFP | Thousands of Albanians celebrated wildly in the streets of the capital Tirana on Sunday after the national football team secured its first ever victory in a major international finals.   Sheer delight for Albania. Their first-ever win at …

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Ronaldo ‘sad’ after night to forget at Euro 2016

Portugal 0 Austria 0 Belgium 3 Ireland 0 Paris, France | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo crashed a penalty against the woodwork, blowing the chance to write his name into European Championship history, as Portugal stumbled to a second draw against Austria. Ronaldo was foiled again in his bid to become …

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Putin condemns “unfair” IAAF ban

President Vladimir Putin on Friday condemned as “unfair” the IAAF decision to extend a ban on the doping-tainted Russian athletics federation, saying he hoped a solution could be found to allow “clean” athletes to compete in the Olympic Games. “Of course it’s unfair,” Putin said during a meeting with journalists. …

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Uganda Cup history beckons as Vipers, Onduparaka lock horns

Uganda Cup 2015/16 Final: Vipers v Onduparaka Saturday– Nakivubo Stadium (4 p.m) Entry : sh5000 (Ordinary), sh10,000 (Covered Wings) sh 20,000(VIP) Referee: Brian Nsubuga Miiro Whatever the result today, Uganda Cup history will be made when newcomers Onduparaka battle giants Vipers. The 42nd Uganda Cup final will see Vipers seek to …

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Ramadan-time Euro 2016 fever sweeps Arab world

Kuwait City, Kuwait | AFP | From Dubai to Tunis, Euro 2016 football fever is sweeping the Arab world, filling cafes and restaurants and overshadowing the nightly television soap operas that normally dominate Ramadan viewing. Every year, during the Muslim fasting month, television audiences soar as families gather in front …

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