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Federer beats Nadal in Australian Open final, wins 18th Grand Slam

  • 29 January 2017 - 18:38
Federer beats Nadal in Australian Open final, wins 18th Grand Slam

BBC - Roger Federer won his 18th Grand Slam title and first for five years with a thrilling five-set victory over Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final. The 35-year-old Swiss won 6-4 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-3 to claim his fifth Melbourne title and extend his lead at the top of the all-time men's major...

Tunisia leaves AFCON 2017 after losing against Burkina Faso 2-0

  • 28 January 2017 - 21:20
Tunisia leaves AFCON 2017 after losing against Burkina Faso 2-0

Kickoff - Burkina Faso booked a semifinal place at the African Nations Cup finals with a 2-0 victory over Tunisia in Libreville on Saturday. The introduction of former Chippa United forward Aristide Bance late in the game swung the momentum in favour of the Burkinabe as he opened the scoring...

Serena Williams beats sister Venus to win 7th Australian Open and sets new win record

  • 28 January 2017 - 18:03
Serena Williams beats sister Venus to win 7th Australian Open and sets new win record

BBC - Serena Williams beat sister Venus in straight sets to win her seventh Australian Open and an Open-era record 23rd Grand Slam singles title. Serena, 35, won 6-4 6-4 to pass Steffi Graf in the all-time list of major winners since the Grand Slams accepted professional players in...

Egypt beats Ghana 1-0, moves to play Morocco in AFCON 2017 quarterfinals

  • 26 January 2017 - 12:44
Egypt beats Ghana 1-0, moves to play Morocco in AFCON 2017 quarterfinals

Egypt reached the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals as Group D winners with a 1-0 win over already qualified Ghana, who finish as runners-up, BBC reported. Mohamed Salah provided the decisive moment, lashing in a free-kick through a gap in Ghana's defensive wall, it added. A mistake by...

Morocco beats title-holder Ivory Coast 1-0, moves to AFCON quarterfinals

  • 25 January 2017 - 18:32
Morocco beats title-holder Ivory Coast 1-0, moves to AFCON quarterfinals

ESPN - Ivory Coast failed to make it past the group stage in their defense of the African Nations Cup, crashing out without winning a game after Tuesday's 1-0 defeat to Morocco. The Elephants needed to beat Morocco in the last round of matches in Group C to make the quarterfinals but instead...

Algeria out of AFCON 2017 after 2-2 draw with Senegal

  • 24 January 2017 - 13:53
Algeria out of AFCON 2017 after 2-2 draw with Senegal

Algeria crashed out of the Africa Cup of Nations at the group stage after failing to win a single game in Gabon, the BBC wrote. They were held to a 2-2 draw by Group B winners Senegal in a match they had to win to have any chance of avoiding an embarrassing early exit, it added. Islam...

Arsenal beats Burnley with late goal by Sanchez

  • 22 January 2017 - 22:42
Arsenal beats Burnley with late goal by Sanchez

BBC - Alexis Sanchez scored a 98th-minute penalty as 10-man Arsenal recovered from conceding in injury time to claim a thrilling win over Burnley at Emirates Stadium. The Gunners' title chances appeared to have been derailed as substitute Francis Coquelin fouled Ashley Barnes in the 93rd minute...

Egypt beats Uganda 1-0 in AFCON 2017, Group D

  • 22 January 2017 - 18:12
Egypt beats Uganda 1-0 in AFCON 2017, Group D

BBC - Substitute Abdallah El Said scored a late winner for Egypt to knock Uganda out of the Africa Cup of Nations. After a drab game with few chances for either side, Mohamed Salah teed up El Said, who struck firmly past Uganda keeper Denis Onyango on 89 minutes. Uganda's Joseph Ochaya...

Tunisia beats Algeria 2-1 in AFCON 2017, Group B

  • 19 January 2017 - 22:05
Tunisia beats Algeria 2-1 in AFCON 2017, Group B

The Tunisian team managed to beat the Alegrian neighbouring team in their second match each as part of the Group B at AFCON 2017, Franceville, Gabon. Tunisia scored first in the second half by Aissa Mandi and then scored another goal by Naim Sliti. However, towards the end of the match,...

Egypt draws 0-0 with Mali in AFCON 2017

  • 18 January 2017 - 14:19
Egypt draws 0-0 with Mali in AFCON 2017

BBC - Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary became the oldest player at an Africa Cup of Nations tournament as he kept a clean sheet in their draw against Mali. El-Hadary turned 44 on Sunday and came on in the first half after an injury to Ahmed El-Shenawy, who collided with the post following Moussa...

Morocco loses 0-1 to DR Congo in its first AFCON 2017 match

  • 17 January 2017 - 13:15
Morocco loses 0-1 to DR Congo in its first AFCON 2017 match

DW - After Moroccan Mbark Boussoufa struck the crossbar, Florent Ilbenge's nomadic side pinched the three points from the former champions when Lomalisa Mutambala played in Kabananga and he finished off with a nice left-foot finish. The upset came despite the fact that DR Congo's...

Riyad Mahrez scores twice to earn Algeria 2-2 draw with Zimbabwe

  • 15 January 2017 - 21:51
Riyad Mahrez scores twice to earn Algeria 2-2 draw with Zimbabwe

BBC - Riyad Mahrez scored twice as Algeria left it late to earn a 2-2 draw with Zimbabwe at the Africa Cup of Nations. The Leicester winger put his side ahead with a curling shot in off the post. But Kudakwashe Mahachi's low shot into the corner and a Nyasha Mushekwi penalty made it 2-1 to...

Algeria plays Zimbabwe in AFCON 2017 Gabon, Tunisia plays Senegal

  • 15 January 2017 - 14:09
Algeria plays Zimbabwe in AFCON 2017 Gabon, Tunisia plays Senegal

AFP - Virtually all the pre-2017 Africa Cup of Nations talk about Group B has concerned which two countries from Algeria, Senegal and Tunisia will advance to the quarter-finals. Zimbabwe, who complete the quartet based in southeastern Gabonese city Franceville, have been dismissed as no-hopers...

Cristiano Ronaldo awarded The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2016

  • 9 January 2017 - 21:50
Cristiano Ronaldo awarded The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2016

Real Madrid and Portugal’s star player, CR7, is the man of the hour! It looks like 2017 is a continuation of his most successful year, 2016, as the year just began with a grand award! Cristiano Ronaldo awarded The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2016 is the story rocking the world of soccer at the...

Libya loses friendly match to Senegal 2-1

  • 9 January 2017 - 20:30
Libya loses friendly match to Senegal 2-1

  Libya's national football team has shown weak performance when it lost on Sunday 2-1 against Senegal in Congo. Libya's goal was scored by Muhammad Al-Ganudi after Senegal had scored two goals in the friendly match that came before the start of Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon on next...

Real Madrid matches Barcelona’s 39-unbeaten-match run in less than a year

  • 8 January 2017 - 17:38
Real Madrid matches Barcelona’s 39-unbeaten-match run in less than a year

Los Blancos thrashed Granada on Saturday to draw level with the Catalans' mark from 2015-16 and here, Goal has taken a look at the numbers behind the two streaks. Goal - Never have these two teams been quite so dominant. Barcelona's 39-match unbeaten run in 2015-16 was the finest in the...

Real Madrid beats Sevilla 3-0 at Copa del Rey last 16 1st leg

  • 5 January 2017 - 20:42
Real Madrid beats Sevilla 3-0 at Copa del Rey last 16 1st leg

AS - James Rodríguez starred as Real Madrid strolled to victory over Sevilla in the Copa del Rey last-16 1st leg at the Bernabéu. James' double and a Varane header gave Los Blancos a 3-0 win. James Rodríguez took full advantage of a rare starting opportunity, helping fire Real Madrid to a...

Arsenal becomes third in Premier League after beating Crystal Palace 2-0

  • 1 January 2017 - 23:35
Arsenal becomes third in Premier League after beating Crystal Palace 2-0

BBC - Olivier Giroud's incredible scorpion kick set Arsenal on the way to a victory over Crystal Palace which moved them up to third in the Premier League. With a cross from Alexis Sanchez delivered behind him, Frenchman Giroud elastically reached the ball with his left foot, looping it over...

Serena Williams engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian

  • 31 December 2016 - 21:26
Serena Williams engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian

BBC - Serena Williams has used the social media platform Reddit to announce that she is engaged to its co-founder, Alexis Ohanian. The tennis star made the announcement in the form of a poem. She said he took her to Rome, where they first met, to propose to her - and she said...

Boat carrying a Ugandan football team capsizes in Lake Albert, 30 drown

  • 26 December 2016 - 19:43
Boat carrying a Ugandan football team capsizes in Lake Albert, 30 drown

BBC - At least 30 people have drowned after a boat carrying a football team and their fans capsized on Lake Albert in Uganda, police say. The overcrowded vessel was carrying some 45 people. Police say the boat became unbalanced when too many passengers moved to one side. Nine bodies have...