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Odartey Lamptey eyes national team coaching job

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Former Black Stars midfielder, Nii Odartey Lamptey, says he is ready to take up any coaching role in the any of the nation’s age-restricted teams. Lamptey had a career which took him to Europe and South America and he also featured for Ghana at U-17, U-20, U-23 and senior team levels. At a point in 1991, he was christened by ...

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TAMAKLOE: Are Hearts Really WELL-ington?

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Radio Maxx’s Atsu Tamakloe wonders if Hearts of Oak’s struggles in the opening weeks of the 2018 Ghana Premier League season are temporary or they represent the team’s true colours. Not many teams start their season without a substantive coach. Fewer still, do so and expect to win the league. When you add a 9 year title wait to the ...

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Isco gets hat-trick as Spain thrash Argentina 6-1 in friendly

Spain recorded their biggest win against a World Cup winning nation (image credit: Rex Features)

Isco scored a hat-trick as Spain warmed up for the 2018 World Cup by crushing 2014 finalists Argentina in Madrid. Spain raced into a 2-0 lead when Diego Costa stabbed past Sergio Romero before Isco side-footed his first goal. Argentina, without injured forward Lionel Messi, pulled it back to 2-1 through Nicolas Otamendi’s header. Isco and Thiago Alcantara extended the ...

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VAR denies England win over Italy in friendly

Jamie Vardy strikes the ball past Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma to record his first goal for England for 366 days (Image credit: Getty Images)

England were denied a second successive friendly victory by a late Italy penalty awarded by the video assistant referee (VAR) at Wembley. Gareth Southgate’s side were good value for a lead given to them by Jamie Vardy’s powerful 26th-minute finish, fired past keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma after Jesse Lingard’s quickly taken free-kick caught the visitors out. England were fortunate to escape ...

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Aguero reiterates desire to return to Argentina in 2020

Sergio Aguero has reiterated his desire to return to Independiente when his contract at Manchester City expires. The 29-year-old joined City in 2011, signing from La Liga side Atletico Madrid. During his six years in Manchester, Aguero has been prolific and has become a legendary figure. He has just over two years left on his contract at the Etihad and ...

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Miami Open: Johanna Konta beats Elise Mertens in third round

Johanna Konta will next face Venus Williams or Kiki Bertens (Image credit: Getty Images)

British number one Johanna Konta moved into the Miami Open fourth round with a dominant win over Elise Mertens. Defending champion Konta, ranked 14th in the world, secured a 6-2 6-1 victory over the Belgian world number 21 in 65 minutes. The 11th seed will next face 37-year-old Venus Williams, the world number eight. American Williams defeated 26-year-old Dutchwoman Kiki ...

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Ronaldo scores twice as Portugal beat Egypt in friendly

Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 19 goals in his last nine appearances for club and country (Image credit: Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo won the battle between two of Europe’s in-form strikers as Portugal defeated Mohamed Salah’s Egypt 2-1 in Zurich. The European champions trailed until the 90th minute before Ronaldo scored twice to steal victory. Salah opened the scoring after the interval with a sweet left-footed drive from outside the area. But Ronaldo made it 43 goals in 40 appearances ...

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West Ham give lifetime bans to pitch invaders at Burnley game

Some West Ham fans protested in front of the directors' box during the defeat by Burnley (Image credit: PA)

West Ham United have given lifetime bans to five supporters who invaded the pitch during the team’s 3-0 defeat by Burnley at London Stadium. Several fans have also been banned for life for throwing coins or objects “with intent to injure or harm”. Hammers joint-owner David Sullivan was hit by a coin as fans protested in front of the directors’ ...

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