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April 25: What A Day!

  On this day 25 April 1963 (Exactly 56 years ago), John Samuel Kwame Frimpong “Teacher Frimpong”, the man who gave the name Asante Kotoko to the Club some 84 years ago, died prematurely to the deepest regret of all members of Asante Kotoko Sporting Club. All other football fans all over the country were

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Fatawu is a brave player – C. K. Akonnor

Asante Kotoko head coach, Charles Kwablan Akonnor, has described striker Abdul Fatawu Shafiu as a brave player following the player’s sterling performances in the on going Normalization Committee’s Special Competition. The Reds beat visiting Berekum Chelsea 2-0 to finish the first round of the makeshift league with ten points, topping the Northern Zone of the

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Kotoko Technically Superior – Tony Lokko

The head coach of Ghana premier league side, Berekum Chelsea, Tony Lokko, has lauded Kotoko’s technical ingenuity. He ate the humble pie following the 3-2 defeat his side suffered in a NCSC match against Asante Kotoko at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, Wednesday. The Porcupines built on their fine form at home to beat Berekum

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Commey Returns June – On His Terms

Richard Commey and his team spent enough time talking with his promoters—including his own—last week to know what his immediate future will and won’t include. He’s also spent enough time in his career as a B-side to know that his next big move won’t come under similar conditions. The reigning lightweight titlist is set to

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Come & Get It! – Crawford teases Spence Jr

The man who many observers view as the pound-for-pound king, Terence “Bud” Crawford, will not need to relinquish that label. Crawford (35-0, 26 KOs) scored an unusual sixth-round TKO over Amir “King” Khan in front of 14,091 fans at Madison Square Garden to defend his WBO welterweight title for the second time. Crawford landed an accidental low

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VAR takes centre-stage in Spurs-City thriller

  Hip or arm? Offside or not? Ultimately, one fact trumps all. Score three goals against Manchester City away from home, and four over two legs, and you deserve anything that comes your way. So all VAR controversy aside, this was Tottenham’s tie, Tottenham’s glory. They won the first game at home, despite losing their

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Liverpool book semi-final date with Barca

  It was in the 65th minute that absolute confirmation arrived. A glorious pass from Trent Alexander-Arnold sliced Porto’s defence in half and Mohamed Salah galloped away to apply a serene finish. Here was a goal that was so easy on the eye, the sign of a team that is functioning perfectly, but what followed

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Miller positive test jeopardises Joshua fight

    Eddie Hearn hinted Tuesday night that Anthony Joshua still will fight June 1 at Madison Square Garden. Whether Jarrell Miller will remain his opponent apparently has not yet been determined. Hearn, Joshua’s promoter, also confirmed the adverse finding from the urine sample Miller provided the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association on March 20. VADA has

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We were spectacular – Messi hails team-mates

  Lionel Messi lauded a ‘spectacular’ display from Barcelona as the club beat Manchester Unitedto seal a place in the Champions League semi-finals. The captain struck twice in the first half before Philippe Coutinho‘s effort sealed the 4-0 aggregate win. However, Messi warned that the Catalan giants would need to start better against semi-final opponents Porto or Liverpool as a

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We keep pushing boundaries – Erik ten Hag

Ajax Amsterdam coach Erik ten Hag said his team would keep ‘pushing boundaries’ after they brought a breath of fresh air to the Champions League by reaching the semi-finals on Tuesday. Having knocked out Real Madridwith a 4-1 win at the Bernabeu in the previous round, Ajax came from behind to beat Juventus 2-1 in Turin and complete a remarkable

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After I Beat Canelo, GGG next – Jacobs

IBF middleweight world champion Daniel Jacobs (35-2, 29KOs) continues to train hard with veteran coach Andre Rozier, for the upcoming high stakes showdown with Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico. Jacobs will stake his title against Canelo, who brings his WBC, WBA world titles to the table. The contest takes place on Saturday, May 4 at

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Lopez Hopes To Face Commey in July

First things first. Rising lightweight contender Teofimo Lopez (12-0) has big plans but first must take care of business against Edis Tetli (31-2) on April 20th at Madison Square Garden in New York. The fight is part of a four fight  ESPN pay-per-view event. In the main event Terence Crawford faces former champion Amir Khan.

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Tiger roars back in Augusta Woods

  The back nine at Augusta National has long been the place where greatness shows itself, and now we have the ultimate example. In scenes of joy so pure and unconfined they might be unrivalled in the history of the sport, Tiger Woods completed his extraordinary comeback by winning the 83rd Masters. Tiger let out one

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CLARESSA SHIELDS: first female ring champion

CLARESSA SHIELDS HOLDS THE INAUGURAL RING WOMEN’S MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE ALOFT AFTER EARNING UNDISPUTED CHAMPION STATUS BY DOMINATING CHRISTINA HAMMER OVER 10 ROUNDS Claressa Shields kept extending her arm and asking anyone in an already-crowded ring to pinch her, as if trying to convince herself that what the whole boxing world just witnessed was real. But

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