Real Madrid appeal against Cristiano Ronaldo ban rejected


Cristiano Ronaldo will serve a five-match ban after Real Madrid failed in a bid to overturn the red card he received in the 3-1 Spanish Super Cup first-leg win over Barcelona. The Portugal forward was given his marching orders at the Nou Camp on Sunday after picking up two yellow cards – one for taking his shirt off after scoring ...

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Fox Sports to bear the cost of 2017 WAFU tournament


Director General of the National Sports Authority, Robert Sarfo-Mensah, has confirmed that American sports broadcasting giants Fox Sports will bear the full cost of stadium maintenance during the upcoming WAFU Tournament in Ghana. Fox Sports who are the headline sponsors of the tournament have pumped in a huge amount of cash into the tournament with the winner set to take ...

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Buffon, Messi and Ronaldo on Player of the Year shortlist


Gianluigi Buffon (Italy, Juventus), Lionel Messi (Argentina, Barcelona) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Real Madrid) are the three nominees for the 2016/17 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award. The award will be presented at the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Monaco on Thursday 24 August. The shortlist of three players was selected by a jury comprising the ...

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Real Madrid boss Zidane ‘upset’ by ‘excessive’ Ronaldo ban


Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has slammed the five-game ban handed to Cristiano Ronaldo after his red card and subsequent push on the referee during Sunday’s dramatic Super Cup win over Barcelona. Madrid hold a 3-1 lead going into Wednesday’s decider against their fierce rivals but are set to be without Ronaldo at the Bernabeu. The Portugal star, having been booked ...

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West and Warren led Africa All Access basketball camp underway


Leadership,Basketball Fundamentals and a possible opportunity to pursue the sport at a higher level awaits the youngsters selected to receive instruction and training from NBA Champion David West and his mentee from the Phoenix Suns T.J Warren. Founder and Chairman of Zoetic Energy,Jerome Ringo emphasized that his organisation’s vision went far beyond just sponsoring basketball camps and developing the youth ...

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30 players invited to Black Princesses camp on Monday


Thirty players have been invited to the Black Princesses camp as they begin preparations for their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches. The players who have been invited to camp are expected to report to the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence, Prampram on Monday 7th August, 2017 at 4pm. The national U-20 female team will commence their World Cup qualifying campaign against  ...

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“Preps for World Championships were tough”- Nadia Eke


Ghana’s triple jump queen Nadia Eke has revealed how difficult her preparations were leading to the just ended IAAF World Athletics Championships in London. The defending African champion failed to progress from the qualification round at the World Championships, finishing 23rd with a distance of 13.56m in what was one of her worst performances this year. The 24-year old US ...

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Paulinho: Barcelona agree to sign ex-Tottenham midfielder Paulinho for 40m euros

Paulinho became Tottenham's record signing when he joined in 2013 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Barcelona have reached an agreement to sign Brazil and ex-Tottenham midfielder Paulinho from Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande for 40m euros (£36.4m). It would be Barcelona’s first signing since they sold striker Neymar to Paris St-Germain for a world record £200m. Paulinho, now 29, joined Tottenham for £17m from Corinthians in 2013 and moved to China two years later. He will ...

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