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Cheboror beats star-studded field to win Chinese race

Kennedy Cheboror clinched the Chongqing International Marathon in China on Sunday. Cheboror upset a quality field that included several sub-2:10 runners to achieve his first career win over 26.2 miles. His winning time of 2:13:41 is 3:20 shy of the personal best he set in Brescia 12 months ago. Ethiopia’s ...

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Elneny signs long-term Arsenal deal

London – Egypt midfielder Mohamed Elneny has signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal, the Premier League club announced on Monday. The 25-year-old joined from Basel in January 2016 and has since made 65 appearances for the Gunners. The length of his new deal was not disclosed. “We’re pleased to announce that Mo ...

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Mignolet: I’m staying at Liverpool

Out-of-favour Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet says he will not leave Jurgen Klopp’s side in search of regular playing time elsewhere. Mignolet, who is set for a rare start for his country for Tuesday’s international friendly against Saudi Arabia in the absence of the injured Thibaut Courtois, said he does not see the need to leave Anfield, ...

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Yaya Toure to miss Ivory Coast international comeback for family reasons

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has pulled out of two friendly internationals over the next week for “family reasons,” the Manchester City player said on Thursday, putting his long-awaited Ivory Coast comeback on hold.   Toure, who turns 35 in May, was named last week in a 24-man squad for matches ...

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Sanchez admits to struggling at United

Cape Town – Forward Alexis Sanchez has said things have not gone as expected since his January move to Manchester United. The Chilean star made the move from the Emirates at the turn of the year, but has struggled since, netting just one goal in 10 appearances. Speaking before Chile’s friendly with Sweden ...

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Drogba: Mourinho attacks Pogba because he likes him

Cape Town – Didier Drogba refuted reports of an irreparable breakdown of relationship between Paul Pogbaand Jose Mourinho, insisting his former boss is a supporter of the Frenchman. Drogba played for Mourinho in two spells at Chelsea, first from 2004 to 2007 and then in the 2014/15 season. The striker has revealed his relationship ...

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NIGERIA BEGINS TRAINING FOR 2018 WORLD CUP

In less than three months, the world’s most popular sporting activity, the captivating madness involving ‘the beautiful leather game’ known as the FIFA World Cup, will begin in Russia. To this end, most of the 32 teams heading to Russia in June, have lined up tone-up matches this weekend. The ...

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Alexis Sanchez admits mental exhaustion amid poor Man Utd start

Sanchez has managed just one goal in his first 10 appearances since arriving at Old Trafford and revealed he expected better of himself after his January move. After four years at Arsenal, Sanchez has found it hard to adapt to his new club and was dropped to the bench for last ...

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