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Didier Drogba loses bid to be Ivory Coast FA President

Didier Drogba lost a controversial bid to become president of the Ivory Coast Football Federation when he was eliminated after the first round of voting at Saturday’s elective congress. The former Chelsea star polled only 21 votes in a three-way race, with the two other candidates, Yacine Idriss Diallo (59) and Sory Diabate (50) polling more than double his tally. ... Read More »

ASA Plus Destinations partners Deaf Sports Federation for 2022 Deaflympics in Brazil

The Ghana Deaf Sports Federation in partnership with ASA Plus Destination have officially declared their readiness to participate in the upcoming 2022 Deaflympics in Brazil. The 15-day competition would see participation in deaf Handball, Athletics, Football, Canoeing, Rowing among others. The 24th Deaflympics games have been scheduled to take place in the city of Caxias do Sul from May 1-15, ... Read More »

Steph Curry becomes the 49th player in NBA history to score 20,000 points

Stephen Curry pumped in 34 points to surpass 20,000 for his career and added 9 rebounds as the visiting Golden State Warriors beat the Denver Nuggets, 113-102, on Thursday night, March 10 (Friday, March 11, Manila time). Jordan Poole had 21 points, Klay Thompson and Jonathan Kuminga scored 18 apiece, and Kevon Looney had 10 for Golden State, which salvaged ... Read More »

Roman Abramovich sanctioned, assets frozen, Chelsea to operate on restricted basis

They just couldn’t leave it well alone, for just a few more days, could they? They just had to do something five days before the reported bidding deadline, after not doing anything for nearly two weeks. Today, the UK government have (finally) sanctioned Roman Abramovich for being “associated with a person who is or has been involved in destabilising Ukraine and ... Read More »

PHOTOS: Oscar Valdez & Shakur Stevenson Go Face to Face in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (March 9, 2022) — The world’s two best junior lightweights — WBC world champion Oscar Valdez and WBO king Shakur Stevenson— ignited their long-anticipated unification grudge match, which will take place Saturday, April 30 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (LIVE on ESPN, ESPN Deportes & ESPN+, 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT). Less than eight weeks from fight night, the ... Read More »

Guillermo Rigondeaux loses 80% of his sight in pressure cooker explosion

An exploding pressure cooker left a former champion boxer with severe facial injuries and caused him to lose most of his sight. Guillermo Rigondeaux was rushed to hospital after the “freak accident” which occurred at his home in Miami. The 41-year-old was cooking a meal when the pot exploded, his manager Alex Bornote explained to El Nuevo Herald. “When the pot exploded and we ... Read More »

Cameroon appoint legendary defender Rigobert Song new national team coach

Rigobert Song is the new Indomitable Lions head coach, Cameroon Sports Ministry announced on Monday evening as Portuguese manager Antonio Conceiçao is sacked. Toni Conceiçao’s future was cloudy since he failed to guide Cameroon to AFCON glory on their home soil. The Bronze medal won against Burkina Faso didn’t help the 60-year old in keeping his job and a FECAFOOT ... Read More »

Ukrainian Sports Activities Forced To Be Suspended Due To The Russian Invasion In Ukraine

The terrible and dangerous escalation of the crisis between Russia and Ukraine is experiencing another decisive phase in these hours, creating a humanitarian crisis. A scenario that involves Ukrainian sports as well: after the introduction of martial law overnight by Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy all sports activities have been suspended. CHAMPIONSHIP SUSPENDED The current situation involves the Ukrainian football world as well. The Ukraine championship, in fact, has ... Read More »

Scotland Fight Week: Undisputed junior welterweight champion Josh Taylor returns home to face Jack Catterall

Undisputed junior welterweight world champion Josh “The Tartan Tornado” Taylor has already made history. The first British undisputed champion in the four-belt era, Scotland’s Taylor (18-0, 13 KOs) will defend his titles against Jack “El Gato” Catterall (26-0, 13 KOs) this Saturday, Feb. 26, in front of a sold-out OVO Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. Taylor-Catterall and a loaded undercard, including ... Read More »

Samuel Eto’o declared the father of 22-year-old Spanish woman

Retired footballer Samuel Eto’o has been declared as the biological father of a 22-year-old woman in Madrid. The former striker has never acknowledged that he was the father of Erika Do Rosario Nieves and he did not attend the court proceedings in Madrid. Court number 83 in Madrid reached the verdict on Thursday to conclude a legal process that was ... Read More »