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Zambia Captures First African Cup

Posted February 13th, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Zambia’s football team has won its first African Cup of Nations after beating tournament favorite Ivory Coast in a dramatic 8-7 penalty shootout. The game Sunday in Gabon’s capital, Libreville, was scoreless after regulation and extra time. The two teams needed 18 kicks in the shootout to decide the match, with Zambia’s Stophira Sunzu scoring […]

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Zimbabwe Football Players Suspended in Match Fixing Probe

Posted January 31st, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Zimbabwe Football Association has suspended at least 67 players, including most of the national team, after a probe into alleged match-fixing. A number of Zimbabwe players told investigators they accepted money from an Asian betting syndicate to lose friendly matches during team trips to the Far East between 2007 and 2009. Zimbabwe Football Association […]

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Pakistani-Born US Businessman Becomes NFL’s First Ever Minority Owner

Posted December 15th, 2011 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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A self-made Pakistani-born businessman with a passion for American football has been confirmed as the National Football League’s first ever minority owner. Shahid Khan’s estimated $760 million purchase of the Jacksonville Jaguars was unanimously approved by NFL owners on Wednesday. A smiling Khan told reporters at a press conference that owning an NFL franchise represents […]

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Ethiopia Beats Somalia, Advances In World Cup Qualifiers

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Ethiopia’s football team has defeated Somalia 5-0 in Addis Ababa, becoming the 12th and final team to reach the second round of Africa qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The teams had played a scoreless draw in Djibouti on Saturday, but in Wednesday’s match Omod Okwury scored in the fifth minute to give […]

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Paterno Fired Amid Child Abuse Scandal

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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Iconic U.S. college football coach Joe Paterno has been fired by Pennsylvania State University amid criticism over how he and other school officials handled accusations of child sex abuse by a longtime assistant coach. The board of trustees at Penn State made the decision late Wednesday to fire the 84-year-old Paterno, who has guided the […]

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Paterno Fired Amid Child Abuse Scandal

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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Iconic U.S. college football coach Joe Paterno has been fired by Pennsylvania State University amid criticism over how he and other school officials handled accusations of child sex abuse by a longtime assistant coach. The board of trustees at Penn State made the decision late Wednesday to fire the 84-year-old Paterno, who has guided the […]

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2 Nigerian Soldiers Accused in Obi Kidnapping

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Two Nigerian soldiers are accused of helping to kidnap the father of football star John Obi Mikel. Police told reporters in the city of Jos Wednesday that the soldiers are among eight suspects in the case. Mikel plays for Chelsea in the English Premier League. His father, Michael Obi, was kidnapped in Jos on August […]

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Egypt to Host African Olympic Football Qualifying

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The Confederation of African Football has selected Egypt to host the continent’s qualifying tournament for next year’s London Olympics. The November 26-December 10 event will include Algeria, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and host Egypt, after they survived a three-round, home-and-away elimination process. The decision to award Egypt the tournament was made […]

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Kidnapped Father of Nigerian Footballer Released

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The kidnapped father of Nigerian football player John Obi Mikel has been freed after a police raid in the northern Nigerian city of Kano. Police said Monday Michael Obi’s abductors have been arrested. Police said no ransom was paid. The Sport Entertainment & Media Group, Mikel’s management company, confirmed the release. John Obi Mikel plays […]

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Nigerian Footballer Gets Ransom Demand for Dad

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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Representatives for Nigerian football player John Obi Mikel say he has received a ransom demand for the return of his missing father. Michael Obi has not been seen since last Friday in the central Nigerian city of Jos, and family members say he was kidnapped. The Sport Entertainment & Media Group says that reports of […]

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