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IAAF WANTS KENYAN RITA JEPTOO’S DOPING BAN DOUBLED

IAAF WANTS KENYAN RITA JEPTOO’S DOPING BAN DOUBLED

NAIROBI - Athletics’ governing body has asked sport’s highest court to double Rita Jeptoo’s two-year doping ban. But the Kenyan athlete has filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration…

NBA’S FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN DIES AT 86

NBA’S FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN DIES AT 86

BASKETBALL: Earl Lloyd, who broke U.S. professional basketball’s color barrier when he became the first African-American to play in the National Basketball Association, died Thursday at age 86. The cause…

IVORY COAST WINS AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS ON PENALTIES

BATA, Equatorial Guinea – After 120 scoreless minutes, Ivory Coast defeated Ghana 9-8 on penalties to win the African Nations Cup. Goalkeeper Boubacar Barry saved and scored the crucial spot-kicks…

KENYAN MARATHONER AND THREE-TIME BOSTON MATATHON WINNER BANNED FOR DOPPING

NAIROBI – Kenyan marathon champion Rita Jeptoo has been banned for two years after testing positive for banned substance, according to Athletics Kenya. Jeptoo has denied doping, saying last year…

KENYANS DOMINATE NEW YORK STATE MARATHON

NEW YORK – Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang and Mary Keitney have won the top men’s and women’s titles at the New York City Marathon. Kipsang won the 42 kilometer race in…

IS ATLANTA HAWKS CO-OWNER TRYING TO CASH IN?

ATLANTA - Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson said Sunday he is selling his controlling interest in the team, in part due to an inflammatory email he said he wrote in…

GHANA SENDS $ 3M CASH TO PLAYERS IN BRAZIL

BRAZIL – Ghana’s government has sent more than $3 million in cash by plane to Brazil to pay the appearance fees owed to the national team players at the World…

UNITED STATES STRUGGLES TO BEAT GHANA 2-1 IN REVENGE MATCH

BRAZIL – The United States fought until the last second in 2-1 victory over the much favored Ghana. John Brooks’ headed goal gave the United States the revenge win in…

NETHERLANDS BEATS SPAIN, DEFENDING CHAMPIONS, 5-1 IN WORLD CUP OPENER

BRAZIL – The Netherlands defeated Spain 5-1 in the opening fixture of Group B in Salvador. Xabi Alonso had given Spain the lead from the penalty spot after Diego Costa…

KENYAN SOCCER TEAM GOES TO BRAZIL-TO WATCH SOME MATCHES

NAIROBI – Kenya’s dream of sending a team to the world Cup in Brazil came true – but just to go and watch some matches. President Uhuru Kenyatta and his…

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