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  On this day,  20 June 2004 (Exactly 15 years ago), Ghana skipper Stephen Appiah took advantage of a calamitous South Africa defence to score twice and steer his country to a 3-0 win in their 2006 FIFA World World Cup qualifying match played at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi. The then Juventus

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TODAY IN HISTORY

  On this day 19 June 1938 (Exactly 81 years ago) Italy became the first team to retain the FIFA World Cup after beating Hungary 4-2 in the final at the Stade Olympique de Colombes in Paris. With war clouds gathering over Europe, the third FIFA World Cup tournament took place against a bleak backdrop

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TODAY IN HISTORÝ

  On this day, 18 June 2005 (Exactly 14 years ago), Ghana beat South Africa 2-0 in a decisive FIFA World World Cup qualifying match played at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. With three points at stake for both sides, South Africa were the first off the blocks, South Africa’s veteran striker Shaun Bartlett came

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TODAY IN HISTORY

  On this day, 16 June 2012 (Exactly 7 years ago) Asante Kotoko midfielder, Daniel Nii Adjei, was named the best player of the 2011/2012 Ghana Premier League season by the Premier League Board of the Ghana Football Association. Nii Adjei beat off competition from the season’s top scorer, Emmanuel Baffour from New Edubiase United

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Could any team replicate the Raptors stunner?

  In his office overlooking downtown Toronto in January 2015, Masai Ujiri, then the general manager of a surprising 24-9 Toronto Raptors team, looked back on an unlikely 13-month rise beginning with the trade of Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings in late December 2013 — when the Raptors were just 7-12. “We made the Rudy trade to see where we

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India v. Pakistan: more than cricket!

It is a match that – on the surface at least – is just one of 48 at this rain-splattered Cricket World Cup. Yet when India and Pakistan face off in Manchester on Sunday, the sporting contest will be magnified and warped by so much else: the 70-plus years of shared history and antipathy between the two

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The Two Messis: Star v. scar

Messi has won just about everything there is to win at the club level and he’s done it at a club that has remained as sharp and as hungry for success as he is.   When Lionel Messi finally retires, few could argue against him being considered one of the game’s best-ever players. He loves

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Loma-Campbell on course – Bob Arum

  Top Rank’s CEO Bob Arum, who promotes WBO, WBO lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko, says a mandatory fight with Luke Campbell is nearly finalized in the coming months. The vacant WBC lightweight title will be at stake in the contest. The World Boxing Council is placing a lot of pressure on both sides to finalize

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TODAY IN HISTORY

  On this day 15 June 2018 (Exactly a year ago) Cristiano Ronaldo stole the show with a spectacular hat-trck to ensure that Portugal and Spain shared the spoils in Match 3 of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Cristiano Ronaldo was Portugal’s saviour once again as he scored a hat-trick to secure a draw against

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TODAY IN HISTORY

  On this day, 14 June 2015 (Exactly four years ago), Ghana got their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign off to a perfect start with a 7-1 demolition of Mauritius at the Accra Sports Stadium. Goals Scored Ghana Christian Atsu (11) Jordan Ayew (17,38) Asamoah Gyan (23,30) Jeffery Schlupp (66) David Accam (90)

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Joshua Should NOT Do a Direct Rematch – Robles

    If Manny Robles was the trainer of Anthony Joshua, he would not be taking the direct rematch with Andy Ruiz, but he is not the coach of the Briton. Robles is the head trainer of Ruiz, and he welcomes a direct rematch between the two at the end of the year. Robles will allow Ruiz

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Wanna be bigger than Canelo – Andy Ruiz

    Once Andy Ruiz achieved something that many thought would be impossible, he stated to everyone that there is no impossibility and that one can go as far as he dreams. On June 1, Ruiz shocked the entire sport when he dropped Anthony Joshua four times to capture the WBO, IBF, IBO, WBA world

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Estadio Azteca to host Ruiz-Joshua II?

The Azteca Stadium hosted both the 1970 and 1986 World Cup finals Andy Ruiz Jr wants his rematch with Anthony Joshua to take place at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. The Mexican-American heavyweight dethroned the British champion in a thrilling upset on June 1 and is now tied in to a contractual second fight. Anthony Joshua

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TODAY IN HISTORY

  On this day, 12 June 2006 (Exactly 13 years ago) Italy got their 2006 FIFA World Cup campaign off to a winning start with a deserved victory over Ghana in Hanover. A Ghana team making their FIFA World Cup debut contributed richly to the spectacle but Italy’s greater know-how told as they won through

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