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“Kassim the Dream” Dreams Of Another World Title

Posted September 29th, 2010 at 1:42 pm (UTC-4)
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“Our Reigning Prince of Pugilistics,” Nnamdi “Hollywood” Moweta, says Ugandan boxer Kassim “The Dream” Ouma “is in the driver’s seat” when it comes to getting another world title shot after his recent victory over American Joey Gilbert in Reno, Nevada. The 31-year-old Ouma (27-7, 17 KOs), a former child soldier in Uganda, stopped Gilbert in […]

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Will The Heat Sizzle This NBA Season?

Posted September 28th, 2010 at 12:22 pm (UTC-4)
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National Basketball Association clubs are opening their pre-season training camps this week, and the team getting the most attention is the Miami Heat. During the offseason, the Heat acquired all-stars Chris Bosh and LeBron James, who joined Miami’s all-star guard Dwyane Wade on a team that’s attracting interest not just in Florida and the USA, […]

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Sonny Side of Sports Backs USA World Cup Bid

Posted September 24th, 2010 at 4:06 pm (UTC-4)
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The Sonny Side of Sports is backing the USA in its bid to win the hosting rights to either the 2018 or 2022 World Cup.  The USA’s successful hosting of the 1994 World Cup has to work in its favor ahead of the big vote on 2 December by the executive committee of FIFA, world football’s […]

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Blazing MLS Start For Blaise Nkufo

Posted September 20th, 2010 at 1:26 pm (UTC-4)
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Here’s a Sonny Side of Sports salute for Kinshasa-born Blaise Nkufo, the new striker for the Seattle Sounders club in Major League Soccer.  The 35-year-old Nkufo has played professional soccer all over the world, but he surely will have great memories of at least one match here in the United States.  You might say Blaise […]

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Spanish Sporting Success in 2010

Posted September 15th, 2010 at 1:52 pm (UTC-4)
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World Cup football champion Spain is ranked #1 in the FIFA rankings for September. It’s just the latest accomplishment in a golden year of international sporting success for the Spaniards. Earlier this week, in New York, Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal won his first U.S. Open title to complete a career Grand Slam, i.e., winning […]

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Durant Delivers And USA Wins Gold In Turkey

Posted September 13th, 2010 at 2:52 pm (UTC-4)
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Who’s the best young basketball player in the world today? I think Kevin Durant has to be mentioned in any debate by hoop fans, especially based on his recent performance at the FIBA World Basketball Championship in Turkey. Durant, who celebrates his 22nd birthday on 29 September, was sensational during the competition. He scored a […]

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African Nations Cup Qualifying and Football For Hope Center in Kenya

Posted September 7th, 2010 at 1:46 pm (UTC-4)
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Of the six African football teams that qualified for this year’s World Cup in South Africa, five got off to good starts in qualifying matches for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations tournament, which will be co-hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.  Nigeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, World Cup host South Africa and World Cup quarterfinalist […]

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Angelo Dundee: Still Gettin’ His Kicks!

Posted September 6th, 2010 at 2:51 pm (UTC-4)
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I once asked Angelo Dundee, “Hey Angelo, why are you still training fighters? You could have retired years ago.” The Hall of Fame trainer, who celebrated his 89th birthday last week, quickly replied, “Because I’m still gettin’ kicks!” Dundee has gotten his kicks in boxing for more than 60 years. And, for more than 10 […]

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Sixteen teams. 28 matches. Three weeks. One winner. Champion of Africa.

Follow all the action in the Africa Cup of Nations 2015 with Voice of America. Led by on-the-ground coverage by Abdushakur Aboud from Equatorial Guinea, VOA’s reporters, producers and bloggers will be watching and reporting—here and on-the-air—as the sides look for bragging rights to be called the best in Africa, and look toward World Cup 2018.

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Schedule — All Times UTC


Saturday, Jan. 17 -- Group A
Equatorial Guinea v. Congo 4 p.m.
Burkina Faso v. Gabon 7 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 18 -- Group B
Zambia v. RD Congo 4 p.m.
Tunisia v. Cape Verde 7 p.m.

Monday, 19 Jan. -- Group C
Ghana v. Senegal 4 p.m.
Algeria v. South Africa 7 p.m.

Tuesday, 20 Jan. -- Group D
Cote d'Ivoire v. Guinea 6 p.m.
Mali v. Cameroon 7 p.m.

Wednesday, 21 Jan. -- Group A
Equatorial Guinea v. Burkina Faso 6 p.m.
Gabon v. Congo 7 p.m.

Thursday, 22 Jan. -- Group B
Zambia v. Tunisia 4 p.m.
Cape Verde v. RD Congo 7 p.m.

Friday, 23 Jan. -- Group C
Ghana v. Algeria 4 p.m.
South Africa v. Senegal 7 p.m.

Saturday, 24 Jan. -- Group D
Cote d'Ivoire v. Mali 4 p.m.
Cameroon v. Guinea 7 p.m.

Sunday, 25 Jan. -- Group A
Congo v. Burkina Faso 6 p.m.
Gabon v. Equatorial Guinea 6 p.m.

Monday, 26 Jan. -- Group B
RD Congo v. Tunisia 6 p.m
Cape Verde v. Zambia 6 p.m.

Tuesday, 27 Jan. -- Group C
South Africa v. Ghana 6 p.m.
Senegal v. Algeria 6 p.m.

Wednesday, 28 Jan. -- Group D
Cameroon v. Cote d'Ivoire 6 p.m.
Guinea v. Mali 6 p.m.


Saturday, 31 Jan.
1st Group A v. 2nd Group B 4 p.m.
1st Group B v. 2nd Group A 7 p.m.


Wednesday, 4 Feb.
Winner 25 v Winner 28 7 p.m.


Sunday, 8 Feb.
Winner 29 v. Winner 30 7 p.m.