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Olympic Marathon Gold Medalist Gets 4-Year Ban for Doping

Jemima Sumgong, Kenya’s Olympic marathon champion has been suspended for four years for doping. The 32-year-old was found to have taken banned blood-booster EPO in an out-of-competition test in her home country.  Sumgong, who also tested positive for a banned substance in 2012, won the London Marathon in 2016 before …

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Ex-Nigeria footballer Oliseh named best coach in Dutch second tier

Former Nigerian international Sunday Oliseh has been named the best coach in the first round of the Dutch second tier, the Jupiler League. Oliseh, 43, is currently manager of the club side, Fortuna Sittard. The club sits third on the league after 12 weeks, marking the end to the first …

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Former Premier League player dead: Dionatan Teixeira suffers suspected heart attack, aged 25.

Former Stoke star Dionatan Teixeira has passed away aged just 25. Centre back Teixeira played twice in the Premier League for the Potters during a three year spell at the Bet 365 Stadium. The Slovakian under 21 ace died of a suspected heart attack in homeland Brazil on Sunday, A statement …

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Tanzania: marathon runner Ismael Juma killed in motorbike crash

Tanzanian marathon runner Ismael Juma died on Thursday when his motorbike collided with a lorry, Athletics Tanzania (AT) announced on Friday. The 26-year-old was one of Tanzania’s hopes for a medal at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia in April. “Tanzania athletics has lost one of its top long …

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Yakubu Abubakar Former Ghanaian soccer star dies at 36

Former Ghanaian international Yakubu Abubakar has died at the age of 36. The former Black Star defensive midfielder, died in a hospital in the southern Ghanaian city Tema on Tuesday October 31st. Ghana’s FA tweeted “we’re sad to hear the death of former Ghana, Ajax and Vitesse midfielder Abubakar. Our thoughts …

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Burkina Faso goalkeeper Soulama Abdoulaye dies at 37

African football is mourning the demise of former Burkina Faso goalkeeper Soulama Abdoulaye who died from a long illness in hospital in Bobo-Dioulasso at the age of 37. Late Soulama had 42 caps for his country and played twice as they finished runners-up at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.  His last professional …

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