Author Archives: Edwin Kwakofi

Juventus keep up pressure on Napoli with win at Chievo


Sami Khedira and Gonzalo Higuain scored as Juventus beat nine-man Chievo to go two points clear at the top of Serie A. Midfielder Samuel Bastien was dismissed for two yellow card incidents while Fabrizio Cacciatore was shown a straight red with the game goalless. Shortly after Chievo were reduced to nine players, Khedira drilled home from 12 yards before Argentine ...

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Roma’s poor form continues after loss to Sampdoria


Striker Edin Dzeko, who has been linked with a move to Chelsea, played as Roma’s torrid form continued with a home defeat to Sampdoria. Colombia forward Duvan Zapata scored 10 minutes from time to settle the game. Former Manchester City striker Dzeko, 31, played the full 90 minutes but was unable to prevent his side from sliding to defeat. Roma are without ...

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Messi scores late free-kick as Barcelona overcome Alaves


Philippe Coutinho’s Barcelona league debut ended in victory as his new side came from behind to beat lowly Alaves at the Nou Camp. Former Manchester City forward John Guidetti beat Marc-Andre ter Stegen after racing clear to give the visitors a surprise lead. Lionel Messi had a free-kick touched on to the post by Alaves keeper Fernando Pacheco before Luis ...

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La Liga round-up: Atletico ease past Las Palmas but Sevilla are held


Atletico Madrid eased past Las Palmas to strengthen their grip on second place in La Liga. The 3-0 win moves Atleti six points clear of Valencia as Diego Simeone’s men remain the closest challengers to runaway leaders Barcelona. Antoine Griezmann and Fernando Torres eventually broke down the visitors after the pair had both to come close to opening the scoring ...

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FA Cup: Batshuayi nets brace as Chelsea ease past Newcastle


Michy Batshuayi scored twice as Chelsea reached the fifth round of the FA Cup at the expense of Newcastle. Batshuayi rounded off a superb move to open the scoring before putting the finishing touch to another Chelsea attack just before half-time. The 2017 finalists had made a slow start until Batshuayi’s opener, with goalkeeper Willy Caballero kept busy with four ...

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‘Gameboy’ Tagoe stops Saucedo in 10th Round to retain IBO title


Ghana’s Emmanuel ‘Gameboy’ Tagoe defeated Argentina’s Fernando David Saucedo in a controversial 10th round Technical Knockout (TKO), to defend his International Boxing Organisation (IBO) Lightweight belt on Saturday at the Bukom Boxing Arena. The much-publicized fight failed to live up to expectations as both boxers failed to explode on the night. Tagoe dominated the early rounds and dropped Saucedo in the 2nd ...

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Federer wins sixth Aussie Open and 20th Grand Slam title


Roger Federer won his sixth Australian Open and 20th Grand Slam title with a five-set victory over Marin Cilic. The Swiss lost five games in a row as he dropped the fourth set but recovered to win 6-2 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 3-6 6-1. Federer, 36, becomes only the fourth player after Margaret Court, Serena Williams and Steffi Graf to win ...

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First GAA National Circuit serves up shocks aplenty


The Ghana Athletics Association opened the 2018 athletics season with its first circuit of the year at the Sekondi Stadium. 18-year-old Hor Halutie was the biggest winner as she defended her 100m and 200m titles posting times of 11.71s and 23.85s respectively. The men’s 100m was won by Sarfo Ansah of the University for Development Studies, crossing the line in ...

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Valencia 1-4 Real Madrid: Ronaldo nets brace to ease pressure on Zidane


Cristiano Ronaldo scored two first-half penalties as Real Madrid beat Valencia 4-1 at the Mestalla to relieve the pressure on Zinedine Zidane. Ronaldo made no mistake from 12 yards, on 16 and 38 minutes, after Martin Montoya had been penalised for fouling the Portuguese forward and then Karim Benzema. Santi Mina brought Valencia back into it after the break before ...

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Caroline Wozniacki beats Simona Halep to win first Grand Slam title


Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki beat Romanian Simona Halep to win her first Grand Slam title and regain the number one ranking at the Australian Open. The second seed won 7-6 (7-2) 3-6 6-4 in punishing conditions to finally land a major title at the 43rd attempt. Nine years after her first Grand Slam final defeat, and 17 months after she was ...

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