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Drogba shuns reports of retirement at Impact

Didier Drogba is denying rumours that he’s on his way to retirement. Reports from the French magazine L’Équipe said the 37-year-old Ivorian told the Montreal Impact he’s leaving them to join the coaching staff at his former club Chelsea. But the Impact says that discussion never happened, and Drogba himself says he’s still in talks Read More

Nigerian soccer official shot dead by robbers at home

A Nigerian soccer official has been shot dead in a home robbery. Ibrahim Abubakar was approached by armed robbers inside his Abuja home before being killed. The 43-year-old Abubakar was the head of protocol for the Nigeria Football Federation, and is survived by his wife and three children. The Nigerian national team was in Pretoria Read More

Amla resigns as captain for South Africa

Hashim Amla has stepped down as South Africa’s captain. He first took the role from the outgoing Graeme Smith in 2014, with some skepticism. South Africa won their first three series under Amla, followed by a 0-0 draw in rainy Bangladesh and a 3-0 whitewash in India. However, in the second Test against England – Read More

Ex-Jays GM Anthopoulos to join Dodgers’ front office, say reports

Reports from ESPN and Fox Sports say former Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos has been hired in a front office position with the Los Angeles Dodgers. What he’ll be doing isn’t yet known, but it does confirm an earlier statement by him that he would return to baseball. The 38-year-old Anthopoulos shocked Jays fans Read More

Finland beats Russia to take gold at World Juniors

Finland has won the IIHF World Junior Championships; the host country took gold by defeating Russia 4-3 in overtime at the final in Helsinki. The bronze medal went to the USA, who crushed Sweden 8-3. (Image source: CTV)

Manny Pacquiao to retire from boxing in April

Filipino boxing great Manny Pacquiao will be hanging up his gloves soon. He confirms that he will be retiring in the spring to focus on a political career in the Philippines. Pacquiao, who lost that high-profile challenge to Floyd Mayweather back in May, had a boxing career lasting more than 20 years, with 57 wins, Read More

FIFA considers nine-year ban for Valcke

FIFA is recommending a nine-year ban from soccer activity for former secretary general Jerome Valcke. In October the Frenchman was provisionally suspended for 90 days over claims that he was planning to profit from World Cup ticket sales. Valcke is also dealing with bribery allegations, but has denied any wrongdoing. The proposed nine-year ban would Read More

Australia to skip U-19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh

Australia is pulling out of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh due to security concerns. The move echoes earlier actions by Australia’s senior team, who pulled out of their Bangladesh tour for the same reason in October last year. The ICC has called in Ireland as Australia’s replacement ahead of the tournament, which starts Read More

Gayle fined for comments in Big Bash League match interview

West Indies star player Chris Gayle has been fined almost $10,000 Canadian by his Big Bash League team, the Melbourne Renegades, for comments to an Australian TV reporter seen as sexist. This was during Monday’s BBL match with the Hobart Hurricanes. In an interview with Channel 10 reporter Mel McLaughlin, Gayle was commenting on McLaughlin’s Read More

Hiddink sees first EPL win for Chelsea, as Spurs draw at Everton

On Sunday, Chelsea secured their first English Premier League victory under manager Guus Hiddink, as they defeated Crystal Palace 3-0 inside Selhurst Park; and at Goodison Park, Tottenham Hotspur were held to a 1-1 draw with Everton. (Image source: BBC)

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