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How Thomas Partey risked everything to follow European football dream

How Thomas Partey risked everything to follow European football dream

It’s a story of flight and resilience to become a professional footballer in one of European football’s top leagues. Of having to work three times as hard as other players because you’re “African.” And having succeeded in fulfilling that ambition not forgetting about those who have made that journey from Africa in search of a…MORE

Armand Duplantis breaks his own pole vault world record to justify the hype

Armand Duplantis breaks his own pole vault world record to justify the hype

He has been described as the athlete to take over the mantle of track and field’s greatest star from Usain Bolt. And at the Indoor Grand Prix in Glasgow, Armand Duplantis showed why fans are excited about what the 20-year-old might achieve. Last weekend in Poland, the US-born Swede cleared 6.17 meters in the pole…MORE

What now for Pep Guardiola after Manchester City’s European ban?

What now for Pep Guardiola after Manchester City’s European ban?

What started with claims in a German magazine has resulted in Manchester City being banned from European club competitions for two seasons and fined $32.5 million. UEFA’s decision to punish the reigning English Premier League champion after it found the club had committed “serious breaches” of the European governing body’s club licensing and financial fair…MORE

Manchester City banned from upcoming UEFA competitions

Manchester City banned from upcoming UEFA competitions

Manchester City has been banned from UEFA club competitions for the next two seasons — beginning in 2020/21 — and handed a $32.5 million fine by European football’s governing body. The organization’s Adjudicatory Chamber of the Club Financial Control Body found that the English Premier League team had “committed serious breaches” of its Licensing and…MORE

Pele says he’s ‘not afraid’ as he dismisses his son’s depression claims

Pele says he’s ‘not afraid’ as he dismisses his son’s depression claims

Soccer legend Pele has played down fears over his mental health after the Brazilian’s son suggested he had become depressed due to his inability to walk unaided. Edinho had said his 79-year-old father was reluctant to even leave the house following complications with his recovery from hip surgery, but Pele has announced he is “fine.”…MORE

Kobe Bryant’s absence looms large over the 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend

Kobe Bryant’s absence looms large over the 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend

A Black Mamba-shaped shadow looms large over this year’s NBA All-Star Weekend. It is less than a month since NBA legend Kobe Bryant — as well as his daughter Gianna and seven others — lost their lives in a helicopter crash in California’s Calabasas on January 26. All-Star Weekends in the past have been fun…MORE

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