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Kenya hope to grab final Rugby World Cup spot

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya are hoping to clinch the final place at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in next month’s play-off tournament, coach Ian Snook said on Monday A Kenyan victory at the round-robin contest would mark the first time for the 15s team at the World Cup. …

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Police use tear gas, stun grenades after Kaizer Chiefs lose

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Police fired tear gas and stun grenades in Durban Saturday to disperse angry Kaizer Chiefs fans after the club suffered a shock South African FA Cup semi-final defeat. Chiefs’ players had to sprint to the changeroom when furious supporters invaded the pitch following a …

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Man Utd weather Spurs storm to reach 20th FA Cup final

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United weathered an early Tottenham storm to come from behind to win 2-1 and reach a 20th FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday. Goals from Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera cancelled out Dele Alli’s opener and ensured that Tottenham’s decade-long wait for …

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Drama as African rookies win CAF Confederation Cup ties

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | African club football newcomers Deportivo Niefang of Equatorial Guinea, Energie of Benin and La Mancha of Congo Brazzaville reached the CAF Confederation Cup last-32 stage on Tuesday. The progress of Energie was the most dramatic as they scored deep in stoppage time to hold …

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Spurs face uncertain Cup fate after Rochdale revival

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Tottenham Hotspur were left in FA Cup limbo after being held to a 2-2 draw by lowly Rochdale in a fifth-round tie on Sunday. It seemed Harry Kane’s penalty two minutes from time, which made it 2-1 to the visitors, had seen Spurs straight …

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Tech company behind Man Utd’s VAR ‘wobble’ apologises

London, United Kingdom | AFP | The company responsible for the ‘wobbly line’ that caused confusion during Manchester United’s debut using the controversial video assistant referee (VAR) system has apologised for a technical error. Juan Mata thought he had put United 2-0 up against Huddersfield Town just before half-time in …

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Big guns kept apart in FA Cup quarter-final draw

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Four of the top Premier League’s top five were kept apart in Saturday’s draw for the FA Cup quarter-finals as Manchester United host Brighton, whilst Chelsea visit Leicester. Tottenham Hotspur face a trip to Sheffield Wednesday or Swansea, who need a replay after Saturday’s …

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