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Innocent Simiyu back as Shujaa coach Innocent Simiyu back as Shujaa coach
- June 26, 2018

The meeting also resolved that the ministry wil work with KRU on pending salaries and allowances for the players. "In future, the federation to be consulting with the ministry before such key and serious decisions are made", read a statement from Sports CS Rashid Echesi. (more...)
Serena Williams happy to plant seed of doubt for Wimbledon rivals Serena Williams happy to plant seed of doubt for Wimbledon rivals
- June 26, 2018

The U.S. Tennis Association oversees the U.S. Open, and in an interview with The New York Times on Friday, USTA president and chairwoman Katrina Adams explained the reasoning behind the Open's decision for seeding protection: "It's the right thing to do for these mothers that are coming back". (more...)
Shields wins decision over Gabriels; Hammer next? | AP sports Shields wins decision over Gabriels; Hammer next? | AP sports
- June 26, 2018

The contest represents a step up of the opponent calibre for both fighters involved. I have to beat my opponent, beat the eyes to make [fans] like women's boxing . I may have got put on my ass, but it wasn't over. "Everyone else I fought has been former world champions but she's a three-time world champion to date ". (more...)
Team India Management Not Happy Over Politics Surrounding Yo-Yo Test Team India Management Not Happy Over Politics Surrounding Yo-Yo Test
- June 26, 2018

Is this correct? If so, who took this decision and when and what is the rationale for the same? "What happens if the best player of the team has a mild niggle in the knee but can play the Test match that starts in two days, but, because of the knee niggle he is not in a position to or is not advised to take a Yo-Yo test at all", he enquired. (more...)
Ex-NFL, Alabama player Keith McCants arrested on drug charge
- June 26, 2018

The arrest was his ninth in the Tampa area since 2010, and he was booked on a felony cocaine charge in addition to a second offense of driving with a suspended or revoked license. After his All-America selection in his final season in Tuscaloosa, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted McCants fourth overall in the 1990 NFL Draft. (more...)
Singer who butchered national anthem performs for Radio Sport Singer who butchered national anthem performs for Radio Sport
- June 26, 2018

Speaking to Radio Sport this morning, Collins said she felt "horrible" about the performance. She had sung the England anthem God Save the Queen acapella, and when the New Zealand anthem came on with a backing track, she could not hear the monitor. (more...)
Portugal and Iran share VAR drama as Spain top group Portugal and Iran share VAR drama as Spain top group
- June 26, 2018

Portugal came perilously close to a group stage exit from the World Cup during a frenetic stoppage-time period on Monday when unfancied Iran equalised through a penalty and nearly scored a victor after Cristiano Ronaldo had earlier missed from the spot. (more...)
Amelie Mauresmo to replace Yannick Noah as Davis Cup captain for France Amelie Mauresmo to replace Yannick Noah as Davis Cup captain for France
- June 26, 2018

Her counterpart for the Fed Cup, the women's equivalent of the Davis Cup, will be Julien Benneteau, who also replaces Noah. FFT president Bernard Giudicelli described the decision as "completely innovative". Mauresmo also has a solid record as a coach. Julien Benneteau, now ranked 66th in the ATP singles rankings, will take on the Fed Cup role, held in the past by Mauresmo. (more...)
Ahmed Musa threat to us - Argentina Ahmed Musa threat to us - Argentina
- June 26, 2018

Messi further noted that he has already won important awards in his career including the Champions League with Barcelona, but he is eager to win the World Cup . Argentina face Nigeria on Tuesday night in a desperate attempt to qualify for the knockout rounds, with nothing less than a win good enough. The entire nation has been following the squad, which is known at home as "Our Boys". (more...)
LeBron James reportedly not interested in elaborate free agency pitches LeBron James reportedly not interested in elaborate free agency pitches
- June 26, 2018

James, who holds a $35.6 million player option for the 2018-19 National Basketball Association season, has until June 29 to decide if he will become an unrestricted free agent . According to USA Today's Sam Amick , James' camp believes free agent All-Star forward Paul George may be more likely to re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder than previously believed. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo Reacts to Iranian Fans outside Portugal's Hotel Cristiano Ronaldo Reacts to Iranian Fans outside Portugal's Hotel
- June 26, 2018

Morocco had nothing to play for, except for the chance to spoil Spain's World Cup campaign, that is. Not much to see here. How good was the goal? Spain is guaranteed to finish no worse than second in the group thanks to the stalemate in Kalingrad . (more...)
Simmons named Rookie of the Year Simmons named Rookie of the Year
- June 26, 2018

The 2017-18 NBA Awards remains on-going, with Victor Oladipo taking out the Most Improved Player , and Rudy Gobert earning Defensive Player of the Year honours in awards given out thus far. "That doesn't take anything away from Jayson or Donovan". The award is decided by members of the United States and Canadian sports media. The deadline was back in April. (more...)
Pallasator wins the Queen Alexandra Stakes Pallasator wins the Queen Alexandra Stakes
- June 26, 2018

The Queen spoke about her fondness for Royal Ascot in her foreword for the official programme: "My family and I greatly look forward to Royal Ascot". The one thing Royal Ascot had lacked, until Friday, was a horse with star quality, a Group One victor that stood head and shoulders above its peers and it took a jump trainer to provide it when Jessica Harrington, whose more natural habitat is the winners' enclosure at Cheltenham, sent out Alpha Centauri to win the Coronation Stakes by a ... (more...)
Man Utd push Real Madrid to open Kovacic talks Man Utd push Real Madrid to open Kovacic talks
- June 26, 2018

The report further revealed that the Croatian worldwide, who is a three-time Champions League victor with the Los Blancos, is still under contract with the Santiago Bernabeu side until 2021. Whether Kovacic, who is now away in Russian Federation at the World Cup, can force a move away remains to be seen. Recently, in an interview with Spain's respectable news outlet, Marca , Kovacic said: "I know that it's hard to be a starter at Real Madrid, especially when I arrived at a really young ... (more...)
Ioane treble as New Zealand whip France in seven-try spree Ioane treble as New Zealand whip France in seven-try spree
- June 26, 2018

France stand-in captain Baptiste Serin , who was an early replacement for Morgan Parra , said the All Blacks had been hard to stay with in the second half of the match, but he was pleased with their own development during the series. (more...)
Uruguay wins Group A, Spain pulls out dramatic Group B
- June 26, 2018

The World Cup is nearly to the knockout stage, which begins on Saturday, and while some teams have already made it through to the round of 16, many are doing the maths to see how they can make it. Two draws and a win saw Portugal accumulate five points from their three games, and they have been involved in some of the tournament's most eye-catching moments so far. (more...)
Astros' Bregman shaved mustache between at-bats Astros' Bregman shaved mustache between at-bats
- June 26, 2018

So after popping-out in the first inning and walking in the second, the 24-year-old shaved his moustache before his next at-bat in the fourth inning to, perhaps, change his luck. Bregman told reporters after the game there was no particular reason for the change, adding he "just shaved it", according to ABC 13 . "I don't pay attention to Alex's shaving habits in the middle of the game". (more...)
Javier Mascherano: Lionel Messi 'desperate' to turn things round with Argentina Javier Mascherano: Lionel Messi 'desperate' to turn things round with Argentina
- June 26, 2018

The 1986 World Cup victor described himself as "furious and upset" and lashed out at the Argentina Football Association President Claudio Tapia as the "guilty party" after Thursday's result. Messi wasn't just central to his plan for the team, he explained. "Leo is fine", Mascherano told a news conference. "He is a human being who has his frustrations because things haven't worked out, but so are we all". (more...)
England advances with 6-1 win v Panama England advances with 6-1 win v Panama
- June 26, 2018

This result means England moves onto the Round of 16s and will play Belgium in their final group stage match to see who will be the leaders of Group G . It's easy to caveat Kane's hat-trick, but not Kane himself. Boss Gareth Southgate , who celebrated each goal with a left-handed clenched first salute after dislocating his right shoulder last week, wants his young side to keep the winning habit by beating the Belgians. (more...)
Philadelphia guard Ben Simmons named NBA rookie of the year Philadelphia guard Ben Simmons named NBA rookie of the year
- June 26, 2018

In his first season playing in the league, the Melbourne, Australia product played in 81 games and averaged 15.8 points, 8.2 assists, 8.1 rebounds and 1.7 steals while shooting 54.5% from the field. He beat out fellow finalists Clint Capela of the Houston Rockets and Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets. "It's only the beginning for us". Oladipo also led the league in steals for the first time. (more...)

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