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Hurricane Carter: a super-grim tale

It wasn’t just a shooting… …it was a slaying. June, 1966. It’s muggy in Paterson, despite it being the early hours of the morning. In the Lafayette Bar and Grill, a run-down place on the corner of a run-down area, bartender Jim Oliver is still working. Fred Nauyoks is sitting opposite him, drink in one

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Behold, The Bearded Ruler!

They call him ‘Lucky’. Not because he is so prolific from the free-throw line or that he continues to smash points records but because it is a miracle that he is even playing professional basketball at all. Now the sport’s MVP and valued at close to $500million, he is yet a divisive figure on and

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Loma-Crolla: the fights between

  If everything had gone according to plan, unified WBA/WBO and Ring magazine lightweight titlist Vasyl Lomachenko (12-1, 9 KO) would be seeking his third belt in the division. An injury to newly minted IBF titlist Richard Commey in his title winning effort in February delayed that plan. Of course, even if we were getting

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Annan stays in the hunt for Afcon squad

Asante Kotoko goalkeeper, Felix Annan, emerged as the Most Valuable Player in the Ashanti Regional derby of the ongoing improvised Ghana league competition at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, yesterday. The Reds built on their rebound Match Day Three 3-0 road victory over winless Techiman Eleven Wonders played at the Nkoranza Children’Park, Sunday, following their

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Win means a lot to us – Akakpo Patron

Winning against Techiman Eleven Wonders in the makeshift premier league match, Sunday, is a big motivation to Asante Kotoko, says assistant coach, Akakpo Patron. He promised they would work very had to grab an opportunity to play in next season’s CAF champions league. Two spectacular free-kick goals from Abdul Fatau Safiu in the first half

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Efe Obada: from broken to golden

Five years ago, Efe Obada had not even played American football “Apparently if you want to book it you have to say: ‘The Efe Obada room please.’ That’s really cool. “If someone’s in there, I’ll just kick them out…” Efe Obada is joking about the meeting room we are about to enter at the NFL’s

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Kotoko boosted for Nkoranza trap game

Daniel Darkwah and Kwame Bonsu, have recovered from injuries just in time to boost Kotoko for a crucial Special Competition encounter, Sunday, ekowasmahsports can exclusively report. Kotoko dare home side, Techiman Eleven Wonders, on Match Day Three of the Normalisation Committee’s special competition, at Nkoranza. Left-back Daniel Darkwah sustained an ankle injury during the club’s last

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Does Loma need Teofimo Lopez?

  Seven nights from now, Vasiliy Lomachenko is scheduled to defend his WBA “super” world lightweight title against Anthony Crolla. You haven’t heard or read a whole lot about it just yet because, frankly, calling Crolla a legitimate threat to Lomachenko’s lightweight championship reign isn’t a narrative even legendary carnival barker Bob Arum could peddle

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Commey cleared to train after hand injury

  Richard Commey demolished Isa Chaniev last February with the vacant IBF lightweight belt and a crack at Vasiliy Lomachenko on the line, but wound up damaging his knuckle, leaving Lomachenko to face Anthony Crolla while the Ghanaian healed up. Luckily, the injury wound up not being severe, and Commey has been cleared to train after two months

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Wanheng Menayothin – 52-0 Going on 53

    Well beneath the radar for most US fight fans, Thailand’s 33-year old WBC 105 lb. titlist Wanheng Menayothin (52-0, 18 KO) will return to the ring on April 25. It will be the 11th attempted defence of the title he won in 2014 with a stoppage of Oswaldo Novoa. As has been the

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Songnè Yacouba on his way out of Kotoko

Burkinabe international, Songnè Yacouba, has told the management of Asante Kotoko he wants to leave the club after only one season. Yacouba, 27, signed on a one-year contract, has been an outstanding performer since he joined the club before the commencement of 2018/19 season. A source close to the Ghanaian giants has told ekowasmahsports that the

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Berchelt-Vargas, Navarrete-Dogboe rematches official

  As expected, Top Rank will be hosting a night of rematches in Tucson on May 11th. The card will compete with Jarrett Hurd vs. Julian Williams fight. Berchelt (35-1, 31 KO) stopped Vargas (25-1-2, 18 KO) in 2017 to win the WBC super featherweight belt the latter had taken from Takashi Miura and defended

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The Luck Index

“These decisions even themselves out over a season” It’s a cliché phrase used by managers and pundits alike in regards to bad decisions, luck and misfortune. But do they really? Do the big six get favourable decisions? Do mistakes even out over a period of time? Do you make your own luck and are teams

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NYSAC: behind the facade IV

To function properly, an organization needs standards and accountability. A lack of standards and accountability in one area seeps into another. Too often, the New York State Athletic Commission doesn’t train or evaluate its personnel as well as it should. In some instances, mediocrity has been institutionalized. Good NYSAC employees learn something new every day.

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