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Sportsnet.ca
Canada eyes third straight Olympic soccer berthFor Canada, the Road to Rio begins in Texas. Coming off a bronze-medal perform
Canada eyes third straight Olympic soccer berth
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 15 hours ago
For Canada, the Road to Rio begins in Texas. Coming off a bronze-medal performance four years ago in London, the Canadian women’s team will try to book a ticket for its third straight Olympics later this month at the CONCACAF qualifying competition... Read more
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Velo News
Unrepentant Rebellin wants to be an example to younger riders Davide Rebellin, 44, is entering his 21st season as a professional cyclist. P
Unrepentant Rebellin wants to be an example to younger riders
Velo News / Posted 17 hours ago
Davide Rebellin, 44, is entering his 21st season as a professional cyclist. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com (File). DUKHAN, Qatar (VN) — Davide Rebellin, despite doping to win the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Always Have Confidence and Faith in GodThe President, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya AJJ Jammeh, Babi
Always Have Confidence and Faith in God
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
The President, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya AJJ Jammeh, Babili Mansa has congratulated and prayed for the World Boxing Council super-middleweight champion, Badou Jack who just left the country. Jack joined hundreds of Gambians... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
Jon Jones to make return against Daniel Cormier at UFC 197 on April 23LAS VEGAS – Jon Jones is back, and it will be as if nothing changed. Jones, wh
Jon Jones to make return against Daniel Cormier at UFC 197 on April 23
Yahoo Sports / Posted 2 days ago
LAS VEGAS – Jon Jones is back, and it will be as if nothing changed. Jones, who was stripped of the UFC light heavyweight title on April 29, 2015, after being involved in a hit-and-run accident in Albuquerque, N.M., will challenge Daniel Cormier for... Read more
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Vavel
Caroline Wozniacki To Carry The Danish Flag At The Opening Ceremony Of The Rio Olympics06-02-2016 Caroline Wozniacki has been chosen to hold the flag for Denmark at t
Caroline Wozniacki To Carry The Danish Flag At The Opening Ceremony Of The Rio Olympics
Vavel / Posted 2 days ago
06-02-2016 Caroline Wozniacki has been chosen to hold the flag for Denmark at the upcoming Olympics in Rio. Caroline Wozniacki after her loss to Serena Williams... Read more
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Yahoo News
Ex-Dynamo MF Holden retires at 30American midfielder Stuart Holden retires from soccer at 30 FILE - In this Jul
Ex-Dynamo MF Holden retires at 30
Yahoo News / Posted 4 days ago
American midfielder Stuart Holden retires from soccer at 30 FILE - In this July 24, 2013, file photo, United States Stuart Holden (11) attempts a shot on goal during … CHICAGO (AP) -- American midfielder Stuart Holden is retiring from soccer,... Read more
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New Kerala
China poses new challenge to Kerala's coir industryAlleppey (Kerala), Feb 4 : Tamil Nadu's steadily increasing exports of coir fib
China poses new challenge to Kerala's coir industry
New Kerala / Posted 5 days ago
Alleppey (Kerala), Feb 4 : Tamil Nadu's steadily increasing exports of coir fibre to China is posing a major challenge to Kerala's coir industry that is already beset with enough problems. Kerala government officials say that with Rs.300 crore worth... Read more
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KTVN Reno
American midfielder Stuart Holden retires from soccer at 30CHICAGO (AP) - American midfielder Stuart Holden is retiring from soccer, unabl
American midfielder Stuart Holden retires from soccer at 30
KTVN Reno / Posted 5 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - American midfielder Stuart Holden is retiring from soccer, unable to recover from knee injuries that have sidelined him for most of the past four years. The 30-year-old, who had a breakout season with Bolton in England's Premier... Read more
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TSN
American MF Holden retires from soccerCHICAGO - American midfielder Stuart Holden is retiring from soccer, unable to
American MF Holden retires from soccer
TSN / Posted 5 days ago
CHICAGO - American midfielder Stuart Holden is retiring from soccer, unable to recover from knee injuries that have sidelined him for most of the past four years. The 30-year-old, who had a breakout season with Bolton in England's Premier League... Read more
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Philboxing
UNBEATEN HEAVYWEIGHTS GERALD WASHINGTON & OSCAR RIVAS COLLIDE ON SATURDAY, FEB. 27, LIVE ON SHOWTIMEExciting Night Of Action Features Undefeated Leo Santa Cruz vs. Kiko Martinez &
UNBEATEN HEAVYWEIGHTS GERALD WASHINGTON & OSCAR RIVAS COLLIDE ON SATURDAY, FEB. 27, LIVE ON SHOWTIME
Philboxing / Posted 6 days ago
Exciting Night Of Action Features Undefeated Leo Santa Cruz vs. Kiko Martinez & Julio Ceja vs. Hugo Ruiz 2 In A Pair Of World Title Bouts ANAHEIM, CALIF. (Feb. 2, 2016) � Unbeaten brawlers Gerald �El Gallo Negro� Washington (16-0-1, 11 KOs) and... Read more
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Khaleej Times
World body, cyclist should link up: WigginsFormer Tour de France champion Sir Bradley Marc Wiggins, reckons cyclists conce
World body, cyclist should link up: Wiggins
Khaleej Times / Posted 6 days ago
Former Tour de France champion Sir Bradley Marc Wiggins, reckons cyclists concerned and the world governing body should have a communication link before doping issues are addressed and made public. Here in the city for the Dubai Tour, he gave credit... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Sugar Land's Steven Lopez wins weight class at Olympic TrialsTwo-time Olympic gold medalist Steven Lopez of Sugar Land won the USA Taekwondo
Sugar Land's Steven Lopez wins weight class at Olympic Trials
Houston Chronicle / Posted 6 days ago
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Steven Lopez of Sugar Land won the USA Taekwondo men's welterweight Olympic Trials on Tuesday night in Reno, Nev., defeating Terrence Jennings of Alexandria, Va., 5-4 in overtime. Lopez, 37, a five-time world champion... Read more
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soccernews
No Olympics for Messi - MartinoArgentina coach Gerardo Martino has reiterated that Barcelona ace Lionel Messi
No Olympics for Messi - Martino
soccernews / Posted 7 days ago
Argentina coach Gerardo Martino has reiterated that Barcelona ace Lionel Messi is unlikely to feature at the Olympics in Rio. The 28-year-old guided his country to gold in Beijing in 2008 and suggested last year that he would be open to competing in... Read more
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Soccer Way
No Olympics for Messi - Martino No Olympics for Messi - Martino Argentina coach Gerardo Martino has reiterated
No Olympics for Messi - Martino
Soccer Way / Posted 7 days ago
No Olympics for Messi - Martino Argentina coach Gerardo Martino has reiterated that Barcelona ace Lionel Messi is unlikely to feature at the Olympics in Rio. The 28-year-old guided his country to gold in Beijing in 2008 and suggested last year that... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Suhr breaks own world indoor pole vault recordBrockport became the world capital of track and field on Saturday, thanks to Je
Suhr breaks own world indoor pole vault record
The Buffalo News / Posted 9 days ago
Brockport became the world capital of track and field on Saturday, thanks to Jenn Suhr. The current Olympic gold medalist broke her own world indoor record in the pole vault during the Brockport Golden Eagle Multi and Invitational. She cleared the... Read more
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SportsFan
Bulgaria Rio drug appeal rejectedBulgaria's weightlifters will be barred from the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeir
Bulgaria Rio drug appeal rejected
SportsFan / Posted 10 days ago
Bulgaria's weightlifters will be barred from the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected an appeal against a ban for numerous anti-doping violations. In November, the International Weightlifting Federation... Read more
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Reuters Sports News
CAS rejects Bulgaria's appeal against Olympic banZURICH Bulgaria's weightlifters will be barred from the Rio Olympics after the
CAS rejects Bulgaria's appeal against Olympic ban
Reuters Sports News / Posted 10 days ago
ZURICH Bulgaria's weightlifters will be barred from the Rio Olympics after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Friday rejected an appeal against a ban for numerous anti-doping violations. In November the International Weightlifting... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
CAS rejects Bulgaria's appeal against Olympic banZURICH: Bulgaria's weightlifters will be barred from the Rio Olympics after the
CAS rejects Bulgaria's appeal against Olympic ban
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 10 days ago
ZURICH: Bulgaria's weightlifters will be barred from the Rio Olympics after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Friday rejected an appeal against a ban for numerous anti-doping violations. In November the International Weightlifting... Read more
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give me sport
Neymar pulls off superb skill v Athletic Bilbao - then Lionel Messi tried to outdo himFootball News Towards the end of Barcelona’s Copa del Rey quarter-finals again
Neymar pulls off superb skill v Athletic Bilbao - then Lionel Messi tried to outdo him
give me sport / Posted 11 days ago
Football News Towards the end of Barcelona’s Copa del Rey quarter-finals against Athletic Bilbao, Neymar and Lionel Messi decided to have some fun out on the Camp Nou pitch. It was the Brazilian who kicked things off: producing a fabulous piece of... Read more
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Times of Malta
Sports roundBasket, NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue will lead the Eastern Confere
Sports round
Times of Malta / Posted 11 days ago
Basket, NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue will lead the Eastern Conference at next month’s All-Star Game despite having only three games under his belt, the NBA announced. Lue, 38, was promoted to his first head coaching position last week... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Badou Jack Pledges to Support Gambian BoxingGambia-Swedish WBC super-middleweight boxing champion Badou Jack has expressed
Badou Jack Pledges to Support Gambian Boxing
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
Gambia-Swedish WBC super-middleweight boxing champion Badou Jack has expressed his readiness to support Gambian boxing get to the next level. The Ripper as he is referred to, said his visit to The Gambia was to see boxers' training to help them with... Read more
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Reuters Sports News
Beijing champion diver Mitcham quits ahead of RioMatthew Mitcham of Australia reacts on the podium before receiving his gold med
Beijing champion diver Mitcham quits ahead of Rio
Reuters Sports News / Posted 12 days ago
Matthew Mitcham of Australia reacts on the podium before receiving his gold medal for the men's 10m platform diving final at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 23, 2008. MELBOURNE Australia's former Olympic champion Matthew Mitcham has decided to... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Beijing champion diver Mitcham quits ahead of RioMELBOURNE: Australia's former Olympic champion Matthew Mitcham has decided to c
Beijing champion diver Mitcham quits ahead of Rio
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 12 days ago
MELBOURNE: Australia's former Olympic champion Matthew Mitcham has decided to call time on his diving career and will not compete at the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro this year. The 27-year-old's 10-metre platform triumph at Beijing's Water Cube... Read more
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SameSame
Matthew Mitcham announces retirement: "I'm free, I'm a lady of leisure!"Australian Olympic gold medallist Matthew Mitcham has just announced he’s retir
Matthew Mitcham announces retirement: "I'm free, I'm a lady of leisure!"
SameSame / Posted 12 days ago
Australian Olympic gold medallist Matthew Mitcham has just announced he’s retiring from championship diving ahead of the Rio Olympics. “I’m free, I’m a lady of leisure!” he told the presenters on 7’s Sunrise show this morning. “There’s never really... Read more
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Palo Alto Weekly
Stanford grads O'Hara, Press named to USA soccer rosterThree days removed from a 5-0 victory against the Republic of Ireland after the
Stanford grads O'Hara, Press named to USA soccer roster
Palo Alto Weekly / Posted 12 days ago
Three days removed from a 5-0 victory against the Republic of Ireland after the completion of January Camp, U.S. Women's National Team head coach Jill Ellis has selected 20 players for the 2016 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship to be... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Champion Boxer Badou Jack Arrives in GambiaWorld Boxing Committee super-middleweight champion Badou Jack arrived in Gambia
Champion Boxer Badou Jack Arrives in Gambia
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
World Boxing Committee super-middleweight champion Badou Jack arrived in Gambia last night after being away from his father's home country for sixteen years. He was received on arrival by friends, family and members of The Gambia Boxing... Read more
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FIFA
James Galanis and the story behind Carli Lloyd's successWhen Carli Lloyd completed her hat-trick in the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ Final a
James Galanis and the story behind Carli Lloyd's success
FIFA / Posted 12 days ago
When Carli Lloyd completed her hat-trick in the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ Final after 16 minutes, it was not destiny. When she stood in front of the football world to collect her FIFA Women's World Player of the Year award, it was not fate; it all came... Read more
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Irish Examiner
What brought Rebecca Adlington to tears on The Jump? | Irish Examiner Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 01:43 pm Olympic swimmer Rebe
What brought Rebecca Adlington to tears on The Jump?
Irish Examiner / Posted 13 days ago
| Irish Examiner Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 01:43 pm Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington says she cried when she saw the new ski ramp she has... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Boxer Badou Jack Due in Gambia TomorrowWBC super-middleweight boxing champion Badou Jack is due in The Gambia tomorrow
Boxer Badou Jack Due in Gambia Tomorrow
AllAfrica.com / Posted 13 days ago
WBC super-middleweight boxing champion Badou Jack is due in The Gambia tomorrow (Tuesday) for a week's visit. The 32-year-old former Gambia Olympian will be in his father's home country to present some boxing equipment to the Gambia Boxing... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
The Jump ski ramp freaked me out, says Rebecca Adlington Rebecca Adlington is one of 12 celebrity contestants who have to brave the ne
The Jump ski ramp freaked me out, says Rebecca Adlington
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
Rebecca Adlington is one of 12 celebrity contestants who have to brave the new ski jump Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington says she cried when she saw the new ski ramp she has to tackle as... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Prosecutors to Oppose Pistorius' Appeal Against ConvictionState lawyers have said they will oppose Oscar Pistorius' bid to appeal for a l
Prosecutors to Oppose Pistorius' Appeal Against Conviction
AllAfrica.com / Posted 13 days ago
State lawyers have said they will oppose Oscar Pistorius' bid to appeal for a lesser conviction after he was found guilty of murdering his girlfriend. The Constitutional Court would be the athlete's final legal recourse. In an affidavit addressed to... Read more
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SportingNews
Dirk Nowitzki retires from the German national teamWith Germany already out of Olympics qualification, Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzk
Dirk Nowitzki retires from the German national team
SportingNews / Posted 14 days ago
With Germany already out of Olympics qualification, Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki has decided to retire from international play. The move makes sense, because Nowitzki has a lot of mileage on his legs. The 7-footer has done a lot for basketball in... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Badou Jack Set for Gambia VisitWBC super-middleweight boxing champion Badou Jack is set for a visit to The Gam
Badou Jack Set for Gambia Visit
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
WBC super-middleweight boxing champion Badou Jack is set for a visit to The Gambia on Tuesday. The 32-year-old former Gambian Olympian will be in his father's home country to present some charity boxing equipment to the Gambia Boxing Association... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Boxer Kakembo in the LimelightProfessional boxer Edward Kakembo donned a dog chain around his neck when he ca
Boxer Kakembo in the Limelight
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
Professional boxer Edward Kakembo donned a dog chain around his neck when he came for the Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) monthly dinner at the Imperial Royale hotel last Thursday. This was to live up to his boxing ring nickname, majegere... Read more
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Business Standard India
Beijing to earmark $2.57 billion to improve air qualityThe funds will be used to cut back on coal use and eliminate outmoded vehicles
Beijing to earmark $2.57 billion to improve air quality
Business Standard India / Posted 15 days ago
The funds will be used to cut back on coal use and eliminate outmoded vehicles in the capitalThe funds will be used to cut back on coal use and eliminate outmoded vehicles in the capital China's... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Nowitzki calls time on Germany basketball careerBERLIN - Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki on Sunday announced his retirement
Nowitzki calls time on Germany basketball career
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 15 days ago
BERLIN - Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki on Sunday announced his retirement from international competition for Germany. Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks takes a shot against Serge Ibaka #9 of the Oklahoma City Thunder on January 22,... Read more
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New Kerala
Beijing may halve winter car use to cut smogBeijing, Jan 22 : Beijing may keep half the city's cars off the roads during th
Beijing may halve winter car use to cut smog
New Kerala / Posted 18 days ago
Beijing, Jan 22 : Beijing may keep half the city's cars off the roads during the coldest months of the year when coal-fired municipal heating tends to cause a lot of smog. Lawmakers attending the plenary session of the People's Congress and... Read more
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Philboxing
GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS PICKS FIGHTERS TO WATCH IN 2016For 2015, Golden Boy Promotions received extraordinary media acclaim for exciti
GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS PICKS FIGHTERS TO WATCH IN 2016
Philboxing / Posted 19 days ago
For 2015, Golden Boy Promotions received extraordinary media acclaim for exciting fights year-round and was awarded the honors of Promoter of the Year, Event of the Year, Fight Cards of the Year, Fight of the Year, Fighter of the Year, and Knockout... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Out of the pool, Katie Hoff has perspectiveFor a few days last month, Katie Hoff felt like Tom Sawyer, listening to the eu
Out of the pool, Katie Hoff has perspective
Baltimore Sun / Posted 20 days ago
For a few days last month, Katie Hoff felt like Tom Sawyer, listening to the eulogies at her own funeral. The experience was … surprisingly moving. Though Hoff qualified for the Olympics at 15 and won three medals at 19, she'd struggled for years... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian BMX community impressed by new Bathurst trackBMX soars in popularity as riders flock to Bathurst to ride Australia's newest
Australian BMX community impressed by new Bathurst track
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 22 days ago
BMX soars in popularity as riders flock to Bathurst to ride Australia's newest world-class track Photo: Two competitors in the Bathurst Open, held on January 17, going over a jump at the brand-new, $1.5 million facility. (ABC Central West: Melanie... Read more
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NBC Los Angeles
Kobe Bryant Shuts Door on 2016 OlympicsOn Saturday In Utah, Kobe Bryant revealed that he will not play in the 2016 Oly
Kobe Bryant Shuts Door on 2016 Olympics
NBC Los Angeles / Posted 23 days ago
On Saturday In Utah, Kobe Bryant revealed that he will not play in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro because, well, he wants his final game of basketball to be in the purple and gold of the Los Angeles Lakers. Kobe said as "beautiful as it would... Read more
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ESPN.co.uk
Wilder wants to fight the top heavyweightsDeontay Deontay Deontay Wilder, of course, loves his family. But there is a
Wilder wants to fight the top heavyweights
ESPN.co.uk / Posted 23 days ago
Deontay Deontay Deontay Wilder, of course, loves his family. But there is another love in his life, one he will also gladly talk about from the moment you ask.... Read more
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ESPN
Wilder wants to fight the top heavyweightsDeontay Wilder, of course, loves his family. But there is another love in his l
Wilder wants to fight the top heavyweights
ESPN / Posted 24 days ago
Deontay Wilder, of course, loves his family. But there is another love in his life, one he will also gladly talk about from the moment you ask. Often, he'll talk about it even if nobody asks. "I just love boxing. I'm in love with the sport," Wilder... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Olympic Dream Tops Bill for Local Pugilists in 2016Being an Olympic year and given the country's reputation in international boxin
Olympic Dream Tops Bill for Local Pugilists in 2016
AllAfrica.com / Posted a month ago
Being an Olympic year and given the country's reputation in international boxing, Ugandan pugilists will certainly be on the list of top attractions in the ring during an action-packed 2016 season. MOSES MUGALU looks at some of the events ahead and... Read more

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