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ORIOLES NAMES CUBS BENCH COACH BRANDON HYDE AS THEIR NEXT MANAGER

The Baltimore Orioles has decided to name Chicago Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde their next manager, ESPN has confirmed. The Athletic first reported the news. Hyde, 45, replaces Buck Showalter, 62, who was let go after the Orioles finished a franchise-worst 47-115. Hyde previously had served as the Cubs’ director of player development and also …

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LIVERPOOL MANAGER JURGEN KLOPP ACCEPTS DERBY CELEBRATION TRANSGRESSION CHARGE

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has accepted a charge of misconduct for running on to the pitch after his side’s 96th-minute winner against Everton at Anfield. Klopp ran on to hug goalkeeper Alisson after Divock Origi’s bizarre goal in Sunday’s Merseyside derby. He will receive a fine of about £8,000 from the Football Association and has …

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WILDER RETAINS HIS HEAVYWEIGHT CROWN AFTER FIGHT WITH FURY ENDS IN DRAW

After a heavy and energetic 12-round battle between the two wrestlers, Deontay Wilder retained his WBC heavyweight crown on Saturday after battling to a split decision draw against Britain’s Tyson Fury. Wilder had Fury on the canvas twice, including a spectacular final round knockdown, but was unable to get the knockout victory he had promised …

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NIGERIA’S SUPER FALCONS DEFEAT SOUTH AFRICA TO WIN 9TH AWCON TITLE

Nigeria’s Super Falcons have defeated South Africa to win the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations title. The Super Falcons overcame the South Africans in penalties after both sides failed to score in regulation time. This is the ninth time Nigeria is claiming The Africa Women’s Cup of Nations title, merging their place as the most …

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PRESIDENT BUHARI CONGRATULATES SUPER FALCONS FOR WINNING AWCON

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigeria’s Super Falcons for winning the Africa Women Cup of Nation on Saturday. The Super Falcons had edged South Africa 4-3 on penalties to win the championship for the ninth time, cementing their place as the dominant team on the continent and the President was delighted with their performance. “Congratulations …

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NEYMAR INJURED IN BRAZIL FRIENDLY

The Paris Saint-Germain attacker pulled up on five minutes when attempting a shot from outside the box and was replaced by Everton’s Richarlison. Neymar left the field with an apparent groin injury in Brazil’s friendly match with Cameroon in Milton Keynes on Tuesday. The world’s most expensive player scored during his country’s previous friendly in …

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COSTA RETURNS TO TRAINING AHEAD OF ATLETICO, BARCELONA CLASH

Striker Diego Costa returned to training on Tuesday but defender Diego Godin will miss Atletico Madrid’s top-of-the-table clash with Barcelona this weekend. Former Chelsea forward Costa has been suffering from a foot injury which kept him out Spain’s recent fixtures against Croatia and Bosnia, but photos on the club’s website showed him training. Uruguayan Godin …

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LOEW CLINGS TO GERMANY JOB DESPITE DISASTROUS YEAR

Even with his reputation battered by the worst year in German football history and a disastrous World Cup exit, Joachim Loew remains optimistic about Germany’s future in 2019. A 2-2 draw with the Netherlands on Monday, when both Dutch goals came in the final six minutes, plus Thursday’s 3-0 win over Russia do not paper …

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INJURED MBAPPE SUBSTITUTED IN FRANCE FRIENDLY

Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe was substituted due to a shoulder injury during the first half of France’s friendly with Uruguay on Tuesday at the Stade de France. The 19-year-old forward had to be replaced after landing awkwardly following a collision with visiting goalkeeper Martin Campana. It continued a worrying night for PSG coach Thomas …

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