Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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    How wife’s discovery of irregular heartbeat saved Kanu Nwankwo’s life

How wife’s discovery of irregular heartbeat saved Kanu Nwankwo’s life

Amara, wife of Nigerian football legend Kanu Nwankwo, once made a life-saving discovery that has probably kept him alive until today, according to her new book on healthy living.In the book, Amara recalls the day she noticed that his heartbeat was not regular and how she nursed him back to health after his second heart surgery in the US."His heartbeat [...]

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    Frank de Boer appointed new coach of Crystal Palace

Frank de Boer appointed new coach of Crystal Palace

Frank de Boer has been appointed as Crystal Palace manager on a three-year contract.The former Holland international will become Palace's fifth permanent manager in four years and the third manager in the last 12 months.The 47-year old is succeeding Sam Allardyce, who surprisingly resigned on May 24 after leading the Eagles to Premier League safety."We have undertaken a thorough interview [...]

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    Pogba brothers go to war as Manchester United draw St Etienne

Pogba brothers go to war as Manchester United draw St Etienne

Manchester United has been drawn against St Etienne in the Europa league cup draws held on Monday afternoon.The draws, held immediately after the UCL Round of 16 draws, in Nyom, Switzerland, means Paul Pogba will play against his brother Florentin, who plies his trade with St Etienne.Tottenham Hotspurs is to face KAA Gent of Belgium.The full draw for the Europa [...]

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    Cruyff ‘diagnosed with lung cancer’

Cruyff ‘diagnosed with lung cancer’

Dutch legend Johan Cruyff has been diagnosed with lung cancer, according to reports in Spain.Radio station RAC1 and Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo  have said the 68-year-old was diagnosed on Tuesday and is currently undergoing tests to discover the extent of his illness.The story in Spanish newspaper, Mundo Deportivo, says the ex-Barcelona manager was given the news by doctors on Tuesday [...]

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    UCL PREVIEW: City, CSKA, Roma in win-or-bust ties

UCL PREVIEW: City, CSKA, Roma in win-or-bust ties

Bayern Munich have already sealed top spot in Group E but Manchester City need a positive result against the champions of Germany to revive their fading UEFA Champions League (UCL) ambitions.City must win or hope the early game between CSKA Moscow and Roma finishes as a draw to remain in contention.CSKA will look to avenge the 5-1 opening-night defeat in [...]

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    Bayern eyeing second Roma rout, City seeking first win

Bayern eyeing second Roma rout, City seeking first win

After overwhelming Roma at the Stadio Olimpico, Bayern Munich can book their place in the round of 16 if they beat the Giallorossi again back in Munich in the UEFA Champions League (UCL).The 7-1 dismantling of Roma on Match Day 3 was Bayern’s biggest away win in UEFA competition. For Roma, it was the heaviest home loss and joint-biggest defeat overall [...]

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    UCL PREVIEW: City, Barca look to bounce back

UCL PREVIEW: City, Barca look to bounce back

Manchester City look to bounce back from dropping points against Roma at the Etihad in their last UEFA Champions League (UCL) game when they face familiar foe, CSKA Moscow, in Khimki on match-day three.It is deja vu for both sides because, for the second campaign running, they meet at the same stage and at the same venue.The Barclays Premier League [...]

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    UCL PREVIEW: City face familiar foe Bayern

UCL PREVIEW: City face familiar foe Bayern

Manchester City face a daunting trip to the Allianz Arena to face Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich on Wednesday night in their opening UEFA Champions League game.For the second successive season, both sides have been drawn in the same group, while this is their fifth encounter since September 2011.Chelsea begin their quest for a second UCL crown with the visit [...]

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    Oliseh in FIFA committee that gave Messi Golden Ball

Oliseh in FIFA committee that gave Messi Golden Ball

Former Super Eagles captain Sunday Oliseh is a member of the prestigious FIFA technical study group that awarded Argentina captain Lionel Messi the Golden Ball as the best player of the 2014 World Cup.The 13-strong committee, which analyses matches at international tournaments, was set up after the 1966 World Cup to monitor trends and developments in the game. But their [...]

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    Suarez booted out of World Cup for biting Chielini

Suarez booted out of World Cup for biting Chielini

Two days after top Uruguay striker Luis Suarez bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during the Group D stage of the ongoing World Cup, FIFA has placed a nine-match ban and four-month suspension from any football activity on him.Suarez, whose brace sent England out of the tournament, will be missing in action when Uruguay face Colombia at Rio de Janeiro on [...]

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    What’s it about human flesh that Suarez can’t stop biting?

What’s it about human flesh that Suarez can’t stop biting?

Not for the first time. Not for the second time.It is the third time, in fact, that Luis Suarez has been accused of biting an opponent.Following on from a seven-game suspension for biting Otman Bakkal while he was playing for Ajax.And the time he munched down on Branislav Ivanovic while playing for Liverpool in 2012, an action that earned him [...]

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    COUNTDOWN 8: RVP, Robben to finalise van Gaal’s parting gift

COUNTDOWN 8: RVP, Robben to finalise van Gaal’s parting gift

Heartbreak. Is there any country in the world football that has suffered this as much as the Netherlands?Possibly not. Well, the Oranje another chance to make their country and outgoing coach, Luis Van Gaal, happy; and the two proponents will most likely be Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben.Captain van Persie is a skilled goal scorer, finishing moves with [...]

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    COUNTDOWN 15: Enigmatic Suarez to lead Uruguay’s assault in familiar territory

COUNTDOWN 15: Enigmatic Suarez to lead Uruguay’s assault in familiar territory

Mercurial Suarez or Cannibal Suarez? Love him or hate him, he delivers on all fronts.Be it catching a shot like a goalkeeper, falling like a pack of cards without being touched, instigating racial abuses, biting off an opponent’s hand, scoring unbelievable goals or tapping them in with ease, this enigmatic Uruguayan will turn heads in Brazil.Luis Suarez’s bad-boy status precedes [...]

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    Why Madrid’s La Decima dream will not happen on Saturday

Why Madrid’s La Decima dream will not happen on Saturday

Real Madrid will not win their much-coveted tenth UEFA Champions League trophy because they knocked out the title holders.If statistics from previous games in the competition are to be believed, Real Madrid’s 5-0 aggregate score line win over last season’s winner, Bayern Munich will be their undoing.The 2013-14 UEFA Champions League is the 59th season of Europe’s premier club football [...]

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