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Former US President George H.W. Bush dead at 94

Former US President George H.W. Bush has died at age 94 in Houston, according to his spokesperson. Born into privilege and a tradition of service, Bush was a son of a senator, celebrated World War II combat pilot, student athlete, Texas oilman, Republican congressman, national party chairman, pioneering diplomat and spy chief. After his own 1980 presidential campaign came up ... Read More »

Ghana’s Harmonious Chorale crowned world champions at 2018 World Choir Games

Ghana’s sole participant at the 2018 World Choir Games, The Harmonious Chorale, has been crowned as World Champion in Pretoria, South Africa. The choir won the newly created category C28 during the second awards ceremony held on Friday at the Moreleta Park Church. This is an Open Repertoire at the championship level of the World Choir Games. In the first ... Read More »

The burden of being Messi

“This kid will save us”. It was 2006, the era of Saviola, Crespo, Riquelme and Tevez, but Lionel Messi was already feeling the pressure of becoming a World Cup legend. He was 18 when he was called up for Germany 2006, and had already turned 19 when he scored his first goal, in the 6-1 against Serbia and Montenegro. In ... Read More »

Switzerland: Journalists at Tamedia embark on strike in protest of unfair treatment and job cuts

Journalists working for Tamedia, the biggest media group in Switzerland, have undertaken a strike action to protest the unfair treatment meted out to them by their Zurich-based owners. The strike came into effect at a strategic time of 4pm on Tuesday, the exact time Switzerland were taking on Sweden in the Round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup in ... Read More »

John Obi Mikel: I kept father’s kidnap secret when we played Argentina

Nigeria’s World Cup captain John Obi Mikel has described how he played against Argentina without telling anyone he had just learned of his father’s kidnapping. Enugu state police in south-east Nigeria announced late yesterday via Twitter that Chief Pa Michael Obi and his driver, named as Ishaya John, had been freed after a forest shootout with kidnappers. Police Superintendent Ebere ... Read More »

Reports: LeBron James agrees deal to join Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James is leaving home for Hollywood and an iconic team. The Los Angeles Lakers have a new superstar—LA-Bron. The four-time NBA MVP announced Sunday night that he has agreed to a four-year, $154-million contract with the Lakers, joining one of the league’s most-storied franchises and switching conferences to try and dethrone the Golden State Warriors and grow his own ... Read More »

2018 World Cup: Knockout dramas spell end of the world for both Messi and Ronaldo

World Cup is no respecter of reputation. Every victory has to be earned. Again and again. Hence the 2018 FIFA World Cup no longer has any use for Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The two superstars whose goal-greedy exploits have dominated the world stage for the past decade were both condemned to flights home from Russia within hours of each ... Read More »

Collina reveals new orders for World Cup refs after penalty protests

Aleksandar Mitrovic and Harry Kane, if early matches of Serbia and England were replayed, would benefit from penalty claims turned down in their respective games against Switzerland and Tunisia. World Cup referees were enabled, by the introduction of video assistance, to hit a 99.3pc ‘perfection rate’ according to FIFA refereeing chairman Pierluigi Collina. But Collina has also indicated one particular ... Read More »

IOC President welcomes the Swiss President to The Olympic Museum

The President of the Swiss Confederation, Alain Berset, was guest of honour at The Olympic Museum in Lausanne on Friday. IOC President Thomas Bach gave the Swiss Head of State a personal guided tour of the exhibitions at The Museum, including a special exhibit devoted to Swiss athletes who participated in the recent Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. The pair ... Read More »

OKC Fight Night: Saucedo and Zurdo primed for Saturday Night

The fighters sat on a podium atop the floor where the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder play, discussing Saturday’s ESPN-televised card (9 p.m. ET) at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. The biggest card to hit The Sooner State in years will feature a local product, Oklahoma City native Alex “El Cholo” Saucedo (27-0, 17 KOs) against Lenny Zappavigna (37-3, 27 KOs) in 10-round junior welterweight bout. The ESPN main event ... Read More »