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World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua likes 'turning men into boys' as Joseph Parker enters his radar

Anthony Joshua with Manager

World boxing champion Anthony Joshua says he enjoys watching opponents "turn from a man to a boy" in the ring as he starts to set his targets on rising New Zealand heavyweight Joseph Parker.

The big Brit has started a 10-week training camp ahead of his November 26 IBF title defence in Manchester.

Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn is set to reveal the opponent on September 26.


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Ghana now second best in Africa in latest FIFA Rankings

Black Stars of Ghana in training

Ghana has overtaken Ivory Coast to become Africa’s second best side in the latest ranking released by FIFA on Thursday.

The Black Stars, who have 749 points, overtook the Elephants (748 points) on the global and continental ranking to occupy the 35th place in the global ranking even though the two countries did not play any competitive matches in the month under review.

Ghana will now set their sights on gaining the first place in Africa as leaders Algeria in 32nd position (with 781 points) are just three places above.


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Team Commey to protest verdict of last Friday’s bout

Richard Commey

Accra, Sept 13, GNA – The management of Richard Commey, is set to lodge a protest with the International Boxing Federation (IBF) over the split decision that ensured Commey’s defeat to Robert Easter Jr, in the IBF Lightweight World title fight last Friday.

Lawrence Carl Lokko, coach of Commey, told the GNA Sports that, the result was not a true reflection of the fight and they have been pondering over it and will file a protest with the IBF to seek redress.


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Paul Pogba celebrates Muslim festival with former Manchester United and Juventus team mate Patrice Evra

Paul Pogba was criticised for his role in Manchester United's defeat to Man City CREDIT: BPI

Paul Pogba has taken time out of his Premier League weekend preparations to celebrate the Muslim holiday, Eid Al-Adha.

The Manchester United midfielder is a practising Muslim and joined fellow France international and former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra in marking the September festival.

Pogba was criticised for his anonymous performance in United's derby defeat to Manchester City on Saturday but the 23-year-old looked in good spirits in a video posted to his Instagram page.


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Usain Bolt gives up on setting new world records: ‘It’s all beyond me now’

Usain Bolt holds the world records in the 100 and 200 metres, with both recrods set at the 2009 world championships in Berlin. Phil Noble / Reuters

Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt has said he does not expect to break anymore world records as his illustrious athletics career enters its final stages.

Bolt, 30, last month completed his Olympic career by securing a sweep of the sprint titles in Rio for a third successive Games.

It was at the first of those Games, at Beijing 2008, that Bolt stormed to his first pair of world records of 9.69 seconds in the 100m and 19.30 seconds in the 200m...


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Russian hackers leak Simone Biles and Serena Williams files

Simone Biles' confidential medical data has been released

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has condemned Russian hackers for leaking confidential medical files of star US Olympic athletes.

Athletes affected include tennis players Venus and Serena Williams and teenage gymnast Simone Biles.

A group calling itself "Fancy Bears" claimed responsibility for the hack of a Wada database.

After the leak, Ms Biles said she had long been taking medicine for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

The hacker group had accused her of taking an "illicit psycho-stimulant", but she said she had "always followed the rules".


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Ghana arrive in Russia ahead of friendly

Ghana National Team, Black Stars

The Black Stars contingent is in Moscow for the international friendly against the Golden Eagles

The Black Stars have arrived in Moscow ahead of an international friendly against Russia at the Stadion Lokomotiv on Tuesday, a day after the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final qualifier against Rwanda.

Ghana shared the spoils 1-1 with the Amavubi at the Accra Sports Stadium to top Group H.

The friendly is expected to hold amid controversies.


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Black Stars coach not happy with preparation for Rwanda tie

Avram Grant, Ghana's Coach

Avram Grant has moaned about the Black Stars preparation for the clash against the Amavubi's

Black Stars coach, Avram Grant has stated that he is not pleased with the preparation of the Senior Male National Football Team of Ghana towards the final hurdle of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Rwanda.

The Black Stars players had to foot their airfares after the Ministry stated they were cash-strapped, so can't afford their travelling expenses for the clash.


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We can’t pay Black Stars bonuses – Vanderpuye

Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, Sports Minister

The Ministry of Youth and Sports is seriously cash strapped, the sector Minister, Nii Lantey Vanderpuye has stated.

As a result, he said the ministry has been “struggling to respond to the demands of the GFA [Ghana Football Association]” and that it cannot pay the bonuses of the Black Stars' foreign based players.


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