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Athletics – Thompson claims Shanghai win with 2017’s fastest time

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson set the fastest time in the world this year when she won the women's 100 metres at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting on Saturday. The Jamaican l...

Strong start for Etoile as new era of African Champions League kicks off

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The newly expanded group phase of the African Champions League, featuring 16 teams this season, kicked off on Friday with a strong start for Tunisian clubs. Etoile du Sahel, who are the only club to have won all ...

The ‘Iranian Messi’: Barcelona star’s lookalike taken to police station

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An Iranian student had to be taken to a police station at the weekend - because he looks too much like Lionel Messi. So many people in the city of Hamaden wanted a picture with Reza Parastesh that police took him...

Kipchoge runs fastest marathon, fails to break two hours

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Eliud Kipchoge ran the quickest recorded marathon on Saturday, crossing the line at the Monza Formula One track in two hours and 25 seconds but missing out on an ambitious attempt to break the two-hour barrier. https...

Caster Semenya Destroys Genzebe Dibaba in Much-Anticipated 800 Matchup at IAAF Doha Diamond League

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The much-anticipated 800 matchup between Olympic 800 gold medallist Caster Semenya and 1500 world record holder Genzebe Dibaba at the Diamond League opener in Doha proved to be no contest as Semenya did exactly what s...

Caf confirm Mali’s suspension has been lifted by Fifa

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The Confederation of African Football (Caf) confirmed that the suspension of Mali's Football Association (FEMAFOOT) has been lifted by the sport's world body Fifa. Mali were originally banned from global football...

Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele and Tirunesh Dibaba fall short of winning London Marathon

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Ethiopia’s great running legends Kenenisa Bekele and Tirunesh Dibaba came close but fall short of sweeping London Marathon to Kenya’s Daniel Wanjiru and Mary Keitany respectively. Kenenisa Bekele finished second in a ...

Sheger Derby ends in 1-1 draw

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Addis Ababa – The much anticipated Addis Ababa (Sheger) derby between defending champion St George and Ethiopia Coffee ended in a 1-1 draw here today in Week 23 of the Ethiopia Premier League competition.. Ethiop...

Ethiopia:All eyes on Sheger derby over the weekend

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All eyes are on the eagerly awaited Sheger derby between St George and Ethiopia Coffee at the Yidnekachew Tessema Stadium on Saturday starting at 1600hrs. St George seeking to win the one of most competitive Afr...

Ethiopia Replaces Mali CAF U17 Champiomship

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Ethiopia National U17 male football has filled in for the axed Mali ahead of the 2017 CAF Under 17 championship slated for Gabon next month. Mali booked a place in the continental gathering at the Youthful level but...

Borussia Dortmund football team bus hit by explosions

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The Champions League fixture between Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco has been postponed after an explosion hit the coach carrying the Dortmund team, injuring one player. The incident occurred around 7 pm CET in D...

Ethiopian athletes win men and women’s Rome marathon

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Ethiopian runners continued their proud tradition in the Italian capital, as they dominated a rain-drenched Rome Marathon on Sunday when they won both the men and women’s event.

Turkish runner Abeylegesse loses 2 Olympic medals for doping

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Turkish runner Elvan Abeylegesse has been banned for doping and stands to lose two Olympic silver medals. The IAAF says Abeylegesse tested positive for the banned steroid stanozolol in a retest of a sample she gave ...

Messi BANNED! Four games plus over $10K for ref abuse

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The Albiceleste captain will miss crucial qualifiers against Bolivia, Uruguay, Venezuela and Peru. Argentina have been handed a huge blow ahead of their clash with Bolivia in the World Cup qualifying round. The two...

African football hopes to benefit from new CAF leader

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Officials, fans and players across Africa are pondering what a change in leadership will mean for football on the continent. Ahmad Ahmad of Madagascar ended Issa Hayatou’s 29-year term in charge of the Confederatio...

Saint George FC 2 VS 0 AC Leopards de Dolisie- CAF Champions League – Full Highlights

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The atmosphere in Addis Abeba were amazing when St.George beat AC Léopards de Dolisié of Congo Brazzaville to join CAF Champions league group stage.

Mare Dibaba wins Lisbon half marathon

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Ethiopia's Mare Dibaba has won Lisbon Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, in the Portuguese capital on Sunday (19). The Ethiopian clocked 1:09:43, but was hoping ...

Ethiopian Feyisa Lilesa wins the New York City half marathon

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Ethiopian Feyisa Lilesa wins the New York City half-marathon with a time of 1:00:04 today.

Ahmad elected African football chief

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Madagascan Ahmad Ahmad was elected president of the Confederation of African Football Thursday, ousting veteran leader Issa Hayatou after 29 years in office to usher in a "new dawn" for the sport on the continent. ...

The Ethiopia protesters’ struggle moves to the athletics track

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While a state of emergency is still in place at home, global sporting events are providing an irresistible opportunity for protesters to be seen and heard. As she crossed the finish line in Sabadell, Spain, on 7 Fe...

50-year-old Japanese footballer breaks Sir Stanley Matthews’ record

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Longevity record Japanese footballer Kazu Miura has broken Sir Stanley Matthews’ long-standing record. Playing in a professional match at the age of 50 years and 7 days, the legendary Japanese international beca...

Jail term could stamp out doping in Ethiopia – Gebrselassie

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ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopian distance-running great Haile Gebrselassie believes doping could be stamped out in his country if an athlete who failed a test for meld onium is sent to prison. Ethiopian police are...

Feyisa Lilesa, Marathoner in Exile, Finds Refuge in Arizona

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The young boy was getting reacquainted with his father after an absence of six months and climbed on him as if he were a tree. The boy kissed his father and hugged him and clambered onto his shoulde...

Genzebe Diba sets personal best in 1000m race in Madrid

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World 1500m champion Genzebe Dibaba set an outright 1000m PB at the ‘Villa de Madrid’ international meeting, but fell a couple of seconds shy of her world record target on Friday (24). Paced by Viktoria Kushnir of ...

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