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Mayweather vs_AlvarezPound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather stretched his unbeaten string to 45 straight fights with a 12-round majority decision over Mexican champ Saul Alvarez on Saturday.

The 36-year-old, who earned the biggest purse in boxing history at $41-million, managed to win the showdown between the two undefeated fighters and wrest Alvarez's World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association super welterweight belts.

"It is about skills," Mayweather said. "I came out tonight and showed my skills.

"I just took my time and took the opportunities when I got them. I can't say this is my best performance."

Thursday, 12 September 2013 10:17

Waiting on Mourinho to decide on Omeruo

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Kenneth-OmeruoInjured Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo could return back to training earlier than expected as he will on Wednesday be given a comeback date after making a remarkable recovery from a shoulder injury.

Initial diagnosis was that he will be out for eight weeks after the surgery on August 14.
But the 19-year-old’s adviser Chika Akujobi disclosed to that: “Kenneth is doing very well, he has made a remarkable recovery, even quicker than expected. He will visit the specialists on Wednesday to know when he could return to action.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 12:01

Durban South Africa, to bid for Olympics

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DurbanThe Sport and Recreation Ministry said yesterday the city's infrastructure, humility and humanity were "fantastic and world class".

"The sport economy is one of the major fundamentals for the country. We continue to attract major events . and are attractive to the world after hosting world events like the Fifa [soccer] World Cup," said Department of Sport and Recreation spokesman Paena Galane. "Now, we believe we are ready, through Durban, to host the Olympics."

He added: "Interestingly, Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula is in Argentina attending the World Anti-Doping Agency executive meeting on the sidelines of the International Olympic Committee, where delegates, after the announcement of Tokyo [as 2020 Olympics city], spoke of Durban as the preferred destination."

Monday, 02 September 2013 09:35

Bale finally joins Real Madrid

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Gareth BaleReal Madrid have finally announced the signing of Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur for a record-breaking €100-million.

The Wales international brushed off late intereste from Manchester United, and his transfer was announced after Tottenham’s 1-0 defeat in the north London Derby against Arsenal.

The 24-year-old becomes the most expensive player ever, surpassing his new teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.

Bale has signed a six-year contract with the La Liga club, which is reportedly worth £170,000 a week after tax.

The deal was expected to be completed last week, but Spurs refused to sanction it until they had signed replacements.

Platini UEFA_BossAnimal rights group PETA has called on Uefa to ban the "ritual slaughter of animals" after a sheep was sacrificed prior to Kazakh side Shakhter Karagandy's Champions League playoff match against Celtic.

The organisation has written to Uefa president Michel Platini asking him to use his influence to ensure that the governing body's "prestigious competitions are not tainted by such horrifying cruelty".

Shakhter killed the sheep before training for their home first leg tie against Celtic, which they went on to win 2-0 on Tuesday.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 11:07

Man Utd Officials to Meet with Eto'o

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Samuel EtooManchester United will apparently meet with the representatives of Samuel Eto'o this week after entering the race to sign the up-for-sale forward.

His club, Anzhi Makhachkala, are looking to offload many of their high-earning foreign stars and have apparently made Eto'o available for around £5m.

Transfer target

Chelsea have admitted that want-away Red Devils striker Wayne Rooney is their number-one transfer target, but have also been linked with a move for the 32-year-old.

Super Eagles_vs_BafanaGoal South Africa highlights four things Bafana Bafana learned while playing their international friendlies against the Super Eagles and the Burkinabe

Last week, South Africa’s friendly encounters against Nigeria and Burkina Faso were followed by wholly different reactions from fans and the media alike.

A crushing defeat by Nigeria sparked widespread criticism, citing the team’s inadequacies and their lack of ability to test arguably Africa’s strongest team. The Super Eagles were perceived to be on another footballing planet to Bafana Bafana, with a wealth of talent and potential.

Arsene WengerWenger has a year left on his current deal with Gunners chief executive Ivan Gazidis intending to offer him a new contract.

But a statement from the AST read: “We believe this is inappropriate.

“A decision should only be taken following the closing of the transfer window and assessment of the team’s performances in the weeks ahead.

"Considerable improvement must be shown for us to be convinced this should happen and we believe that other senior appointments must come first.

Usain BoltUsain Bolt guided Jamaica to victory in the sprint relay in Moscow to become the most successful athlete in the history of the World Championships.

The 26-year-old added 4x100m gold to his 100m and 200m triumphs and now has a total of eight golds and two silvers.
Carl Lewis and Allyson Felix also have 10 medals but have eight golds, one silver and a bronze respectively.
Jamaica won in 37.36 seconds with the United States second and Canada third after Great Britain were disqualified.

British relay team

Baton blunder cost Brits bronze.Britain finished third but lost their bronze after an appeal was lodged against their second changeover.

Monday, 19 August 2013 10:56

Lampard:Mourinho has come home!

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Jose MourinhoFrank Lampard has hailed Jose Mourinho’s return to the Premier League following Chelsea's 2-0 victory over Hull City Tigers on Sunday.

Oscar struck the opening goal before Frank Lampard's 30-yard free kick sealed a comfortable win against Steve Bruce's side at Stamford Bridge.

"It was brilliant. I think the crowd loved it and he loved it," Lampard told Sky Sports.

"He was obviously very professional and concentrating on the game, but it was a great atmosphere with the fans.

"He's come home. We know how much the club means to him and what he means to the fans."

Uche NwaforUche Nwofor fired a brace against South Africa on Wednesday to make a big case for players on the fringes of the Super Eagles to be given a chance in the team.

Former Flying Eagles star Nwofor displayed a top striker’s predatory instincts with two well-taken goals on his full international debut. The VVV Venlo striker, who has been recently linked with a move to the English Premier League, most certainly enhanced his chances of now being part of Coach Stephen Keshi’s plans going forward.

Nwofor’s goals made sure that the team’s star striker Emmanuel Emenike was not missed as was the case at the FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil in June.

Friday, 16 August 2013 12:14

Okagbare Aiming To Be Like Bolt

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Okagbare BlessingNigeria's superwoman, meet Jamaica's superman. Triple threat Blessing Okagbare, here to compete in the long jump, 100 and 200 metres, is drawing favourable comparisons to sprint sensation Usain Bolt at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics (WCA).

She likes it.

"A lot of people have been, maybe, saying that," Okagbare said, laughing on August 15. "If they say that, then it's an honour.

"Usain Bolt is a great athlete, an extremely talented athlete, and for some people to say you actually have, maybe you're even close to the talent he has, is a great honour for me."

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