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Adebayor handed Africa award

Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor has been named African Footballer of the Year. The Togo international beat Chelsea's Ghanaian midfielder Michael Essien and Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Aboutrika in a poll of coaches and captains of African national teams by the Confederation of African Football (C


Favre announces retirement...again

New York Jets quarterback Brett Favre has retired from the National Football League after 18 record-breaking seasons and one Super Bowl championship. Favre's decision comes nearly one year after he retired from the Green Bay Packers. The steely 39-year-old, who won the Super Bowl in the 1996-97 se


Spain rain on Beckham's parade

Spain ruined David Beckham's celebrations of equalling England's appearance record for an outfield player with a 2-0 win Wednesday 2-11-2009. Beckham came on as a half-time substitute in Seville for his 108th international appearance, but David Villa and Fernando Llorente scored to hand England the


Chelsea in the spotlight

Luiz Felipe Scolari has departed, blamed for Chelsea's fall from grace. Now the London club's under-performing players come under the microscope on Saturday at second division Watford in the FA Cup, fifth round. English Premier League leaders Manchester United continue their quest for five trophie


AFC praises Yemen arrangements to host 20th Gulf Cup

SANA'A, Feb. 08 (Saba) - The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) praised here on Sunday the achievements and arrangements the government made to host 20th Gulf Cup by the end of 2010. During his meeting with the Prime Minister Ali Mujawar, AFC President Mohammad Bin Hammam confirmed the AFC's keenne


AFC to assist Yemen to host Gulf 20th

SANA'A, Feb. 08 (Saba) - The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) will present technical assistance to succeed the Yemen's host of the Gulf Cup 20 by the end of 2010. In a press conference, AFC President Mohammad Bin Hammam asserted the confederation would train the technical and administrative cadre


Egypt's Ahly claims another African record

CAIRO - Angola World Cup striker Flavio Amado was the hero Friday 2-6-2009 when Al-Ahly of Egypt confirmed they are the best club on the continent by lifting the African Super Cup a record fourth time. Amado headed both goals as Ahly defeated CS Sfaxien of Tunisia 2-1 in the annual one-off match be


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Swann gives England control

Graeme Swann's stunning debut, becoming only the second bowler in test history to take two wickets in his first over, helped England seize control of the first test against India at the close of the second day. The rookie offspinner trapped opener Gautam Gambhir (19) and Rahul Dravid (3) lbw with h


Gould's field goal in OT lifts Bears over Saints

By ANDREW SELIGMAN, AP - CHICAGO – Robbie Gould raced over to his tee on the Chicago Bears sideline after the New Orleans Saints tried to ice him with a timeout in overtime Thursday night. After a practice kick, Gould walked back onto the field and booted the Saints out of Soldier Field with a


Celtics continue winning streak

In Boston, Ray Allen scored 19 points and Rajon Rondo followed his first career triple-double with 16 points, eight rebounds and seven assists as Boston downed Portland 93 - 78. Boston's 11th straight win, their longest streak since their championship-winning season of 1985-86, snapped Portland's s


England keen to play in India

England's cricketers are keen to return to India for a two-test series after their tour was suspended following last week's attacks in Mumbai, coach Peter Moores said. The England team, along with nine members of the England Performance Squad, are training in Abu Dhabi as the England and Wales


LeBron James leads Cavaliers to win

  LeBron James scored 38 points in leading a second-half rally that helped the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the short-handed Utah Jazz 105-93 for their seventh straight NBA victory. Mo Williams added 20 points for the Cavaliers, including a 3-pointer and a layup midway through the fourth quarter


Maradona back on the world stage

With a raft of international football matches taking place in midweek, Diego Maradona's first game as coach of Argentina eclipses even the latest chapter in the long history of Germany v England confrontations. The football great, whose 'Hand of God' goal against England 22 years ago helped Argenti


Crawford leads Knicks over Heat

Jamal Crawford scored 29 points, Zach Randolph added 20, and the Knicks beat the Miami Heat 120-115 to win their first game under Mike D'Antoni. Wilson Chandler had 17 points and nine rebounds and New York, relying just as much on solid defence as D'Antoni's up-tempo offence, seized control late


Germany 3-2 Turkey

Lahm stole in on Thomas Hitzlsperger's pass to beat Rustu Recber and give the Germans victory after a thriller in which Turkey were the better side. Ugur Boral scrambled Turkey ahead after 22 minutes, but Bastian Schweinsteiger equalised quickly from close range. Miroslav Klose headed Germany in


For Garnett, wait and weight is finally over

Sighs matter. Season after season, year after year, eight playoffs and eight eliminations, Kevin Garnett would open his postmortems with pretty much the same moves: a flop into a folding chair, head bowed, a moment of reflection and finally, a sigh, his broad shoulders taking a ride with the great


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