Premier League round up:Chelsea held,Manchester United and Everton get comfortable wins

Chelsea extended its lead over City to six points with a game in hand after a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, although the advantage would have been even bigger had Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster not produced several great second-half saves. Diego Costa’s 11th minute header ended the Spain striker’s seven-match goal drought. Chelsea failed to

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Cristiano Ronaldo Guides Real Madrid to 2-0 win over Schalke, Basle draw 1-1 with Porto.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s header in the first half of Madrid’s Champions League last-16 first leg at the Veltins Arena silenced his doubters and saw him go level with Lionel Messi and Raul as the top scorer in European competitions, with 76 goals across continental tournaments. The forward’s form was questioned before kick-off after having taken three

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MID-WEEK PREMIERSHIP PREVIEW

Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur (Anfield)  Liverpool   Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva  will miss Tuesday’s visit of Tottenham  while Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho have recovered from knocks from the weekend Merseyside derby. Adam Lallana and  striker Daniel Sturridge  are expected to play a part in todays game. Provisional squad: Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Sakho, Markovic, Henderson, Gerrard, Moreno,

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IVORY COAST WINS AFCON 2015

Ivory Coast won their first Africa Cup of Nations since 1992 in a dramatic fashion, beating Ghana 9-8 on penalties. All three of Cote d’Ivoire’s previous final appearances had ended goalless, and it was the same story in Bata as the two sides could not be separated after two hours of scoreless action. Yaya Toure the African player

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Ghana win overshadowed with violence

The Africa Cup of Nations semi-final between Ghana and Equatorial Guinea was suspended in the 83rd minute following violence between rival sets of fans. The host nation were trailing 3-0 following goals from Jordan Ayew, Wakaso Mubarak and Andre Ayew when supporters of the host nation began hurling bottles into the visiting support As a

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REALMADRID EDGE OUT SEVILLA IN A COSTLY WIN

Real Madrid who were playing infront of their own fans managed to edge Seville in a 2-1 victory curteosy  of goals from James Rodriguez and Jesse who were able to give the Barnabeau faithful something to cheer about after the game. The win however came at a cost for Real Madrid as they lost their

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BORUSSIA DORTMUND GO BOTTOM OF THE BUNDESLIGA

Borussia Dortmund slumped to another defeat in their guest for survival after losing to FC Ausburg in the Bundesliga. It was another unconvincing display at the Signal Iduna as Dortmund went bottom of the league. With the league results only getting worse, it sends out an early warning signal of how disastrous this campaign might

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Bayern Munich aim to bounce back

The German champions’ 17-game unbeaten start to the league season was halted in in a fashionable style on Friday as they lost 4-1 against 2nd placed Wolfsburg. The results meant second-placed Wolfsburg cut Bayern’s lead at the top to eight points having not had such an embarrassing result in the Bundesliga this season. Guardiola warned

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FEDERER WINS SHANGHAI TITLE

  Roger Federed  claims  the elusive Shanghai Rolex Masters crown on Sunday as he won his 23rd ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title with a 7-6(6), 7-6(2) victory over Gilles Simon. The Swiss will return to World No. 2 in the Emirates ATP Rankings on Monday and victory in Shanghai sees him close the gap

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WENGER: NO REGETS OVER ROW

Wenger shoved Mourinho as the Chelsea manager tried to stop him entering the home tehnical area during Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. The incident was the latest demonstration of the antipathy between two of football’s most high-profile figures, who have regularly crossed swords during Mourinho’s two spells in the Premier League. It

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Hamilton wins rain affected Japanese Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton wins a rain-shortened Japanese Grand Prix , claiming his third straight Formula One win and widening his lead over teammate Nico Rosberg in the race for the drivers’ championship. Hamilton triumphed for Mercedes at a wet Suzuka on Sunday afternoon, but the race was overshadowed by an accident involving Marussia’s Jules Bianchi. The

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JUVENTUS LEADS SERIA A

Juventus beats Roma 3-2 in a heated game to take sole lead of Serie A on Sunday as the visitors dropped their first points of the season. Juve’s victory in Turin moves them three points clear of Roma after six rounds of action in the Serie A. Leonardo Bonucci scored the winner four minutes from

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LEBRON JAMES SAYS WEIGHT LOSS NOT LINKED TO BASKETBALL

  LOOSING WEIGHT NOT ASSOCIATED WITH BASKETBALL Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James  while seating at a podium on Friday  took media-day questions in a Cleveland Cavaliers uniform and  said that weight  loss was not about basketball. Cavs head coach David Blatt and general manager David Griffin had already met the media, praising James for his leadership and

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MESSI & I FORMING ADEADLY PARTERNISHIP

  The Brazilian bagged a hat-trick and the Argentine scored twice – with Ivan Rakitic scoring the other goal – as Luis Enrique’s men won 6-0 at Camp Nou. Neymar, 22, was delighted with his performance and stressed the attacking duo he is forging with Messi is starting to show fruition. “I’m very happy with

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NO ROONEY APPEAL FOR WEST HAM REDCARD

Wayne Rooney says he will not be appealing for his three match-ban for the red card he got during Manchester United’s 2-1 win over the Hammers. Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has confirmed he will not be appealing the ban for the sending off in Saturday’s 2-1 win over West Ham at Old Trafford. He

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NEVADA BOXING COMMISSION RE-CALLS MAYWEATHER

The Nevada boxing regulators have recalled flyod  Mayweather  jr to appear before them next week to answer questions about scenes aired on the Showtime network prior to his fight Saturday night against Marcos Maidana. Specifically, they want to ask Mayweather about two lengthy fights in his gym where neither fighter got a rest break, and

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DEBUCHY OUT FOR THREE MONTHS, CHAMBERS IN

Debuchy, signed from Newcastle for £12m in the summer, was taken off after catching his studs in the turf against Manchester City on September 13. It had been hoped the full extent of the injury would not prove severe, but the France full-back now faces an extended spell on the sidelines. Wenger says: “He had

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REAL MADRID PUT DEPORTIVO ON THE SWORD

Back from last weekend’s defeat to local rivals Athletico Madrid, they responded with an emphatic win against Deportivo La Coruna at Riazor.Goals  come from  Cristiano Ronaldo  hat-trick  while Gareth Bale  and Javier Hernandez both scored twice as Real Mdrid ran riot against Deportivo La Coruna at Riazo in a 8-2 win. While Ronaldo, Bale and

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BARCELONA CRUISE PAST LEVANTE

Luis Enrique’s early leaders made it four wins from four and kept a fourth straight clean sheet as goals from Neymar, Ivan Rakitic, Sandro, Pedro and Lionel Messi demonstrated the wide gulf in class between the two sides. There were, however, two moments of concern for the Catalan giants, with Messi missing a penalty after

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Lampard denies his former team the 3 points

In the pre-match briefing document prepared for his players on Manchester City’s strengths and weaknesses, Jose Mourinho will no doubt have noted the tendency of the opposition’s No 18 to make late runs into the penalty area and score important goals. After all, Frank Lampard has made a career out of doing just that: the

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Van Gaal: MAN UTD WILL BOUNCE BACK

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal is convinced they will bounce back from their humiliating 5-3 defeat to the hands of Leicester. Barclays Premier League newcomers Leicester city come back from 3-1 to complete their first home win over 20-time English champions in 29 years. Manchester united spent spent over £150million in the transfer window,

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ARSENAL EASE PAST VILLA

Arsenal was back to winning ways after getting an easy win against Astoni Villa on Saturday. They opened the scoring from under fire Germany international Mesuit Ozil after being played through by Danny Welbeck. Ozil put the Gunners in front in the 32nd minute and former Manchester united striker Danny Welbeck scored his first arsenal

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BOATENG DOWNS CITY

  Jérôme Boateng struck his first ever UEFA Champions League goal in the 90th minute to give FC Bayern München victory in their opening  Group E match against Manchester City FC. It was almost a perfect start for the Bavarians when Mario Götze and Robert Lewandowski combined to put Thomas Müller through within 50 seconds of

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SILVERBACKS & GAZELLES RESUME ZONE 5 PREPS

The Basketball National Teams resumed preparations for the FIBA Africa Zone V Championships on Monday. Following the postponing of the event that was earlier scheduled for June 16-21 to this month, the tournament preps were paused. It was near-full house at Silverbacks’ second practice session on Tuesday evening as they prepare for the upcoming event

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GARETH BALE SAVES WALES FROM EMBARRASSMENT

Gareth Bale’s late free-kick saved Wales from embarrassment in Andorra as his two goals made it a winning start to their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign. Andorra had stunned Chris Coleman’s side by taking a sixth-minute lead through Ildefons Lima’s penalty, Andorra’s first competitive goal since 2010. Bale headed Wales level 16 minutes later, though that

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Premier League: Manchester United lose 2-1 to Swansea in Louis van Gaal’s first game

Summer signing Gylfi Sigurdsson scored Swansea’s winner with just under 20 minutes remaining, having also teed up Ki Sung-yueng’s first-half opener before Wayne Rooney acrobatically levelled for United early in the second half. United suffered a blow midway through the first half when debutant Jesse Lingard was forced off due to injury and was replaced

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US Open to break $50m prize barrier

Prize money at the 2017 US Open will top $50m, organisers confirmed on Tuesday 19th, July, 2017 once again making the tournament the richest event in tennis according to Reuters. The United States Tennis Association (USTA) states in a statement that the tournament purse had been increased by $4m, taking it up to $50.4m in total. The

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