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African champions defeated in Sudan

The Chipolopolo boys tumbled 2-0 in Khartoum in their opening 2014 Brazil World Cup qualifier against Sudan Saturday evening. The match was goalless at half time but Sudan came back strong with Mohammed Tahir grabbing two goals after the break. Tahir, 28, scored in the 49th and 72nd minute to…
skipper Chris Katongo
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Chipolopolo ready for Sudan test

African champions Zambia are in upbeat mood ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Sudan in Khartoum on Saturday.The Chipolopolo who have been grouped alongside Ghana, Lesotho and Sudan will kick off their campaign this weekend expected to replicate their Africa Cup of Nations winning performances.“We are not under pressure…

Herve Renard
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Renard drops two players

Herve Renard has dropped defender Aaron Katebe and midfielder Joseph Sitali from Zambia’s 2014 World Cup Group D qualifier away to Sudan.Sitali of Zambian champions Power Dynamos and Katebe from Zimbabwean club Hwange were both dropped on Thursday at the end of Zambia’s two week training camp in Johannesburg ahead…
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FAZ reduces ticket prices for the Zambia Vs Ghana game

Football Association of Zambia, FAZ have slashed down the ticket prices for the eagerly anticipated Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifier against Ghana on June 9.In a statement posted on their facebook page, FAZ said "After reading all your comments and taking everything into consideration FAZ has decided to reduce the…

FIFA is having to take special precautions for war-stricken and countries experiencing attacks from alleged terrorist groups, mostly occurring in Africa.
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Extra Security for Africa's World Cup Qualifiers

 SPORTS Many of Africa’s teams are having to play their World cup qualifying matches under tight security  - and some without fans. There are 20 games in the opening round of the main group stage, which starts on Friday. Five countries will eventually emerge from final playoffs at the end…
General Motors jumps from facebook to Manchester United
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General Motors jumps from facebook to Manchester United

General Motors is still working out how it will spend the money it is saving by scrapping ads on Facebook and pulling out of the Super Bowl.But it has decided that at least some will go toward a five-year deal to make Chevrolet the official automotive sponsor of the popular…

Egypt opens WCup qualifying at military stadium
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Egypt opens WCup qualifying at military stadium

Egypt will open its qualifying campaign at a military stadium on the Mediterranean coast without any fans in attendance, while FIFA wants extra policing in terrorist-targeted Kenya as Africa's top teams begin the long road to the 2014 World Cup.With increased focus on security across the continent, Nigeria has moved…
Sudan, Zambia game on ZNBC
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Sudan, Zambia game on ZNBC

The Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation -ZNBC has secured broadcast rights for the match between Zambia and SUDAN to be played in Sudan this Saturday.Public Relations Manager, Masuzyo Ndhlovu says the rights have been secured at a great cost.Mr. Ndhlovu has called on the corporate world to partner with the national…

FIFA: Mali-Algeria qualifier at neutral venue
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FIFA: Mali-Algeria qualifier at neutral venue

Mali's home World Cup qualifier against Algeria next month will be played at a neutral venue, FIFA said on Tuesday, while Kenya must provide additional security for games in Nairobi after recent terrorist attacks there.FIFA also said the Egyptian Football Association is considering allowing soldiers in to watch its opening…
FILE - In this photo taken Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 South Africa's Caster Semenya, center, competes in a Women's 800m qualification heat at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea. After claiming the world 800-meter title in a stunningly fast time at her first major international meet in 2009, she was subjected to invasive and embarrassing gender tests because of her muscular build and rapid improvement in times. The teenage girl from a tiny village in rural northern South Africa recoiled amid the testing and the resultant whirlwind of speculation over whether or not she was female. The turmoil easily could have killed her resolve, and forced her into premature retirement. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
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Semenya wants her running to now do the talking

 SPORT JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Seeing her most intimate details reported and debated in the global media robbed Caster Semenya of the chance to really celebrate winning her first world championship at the age of 18. After claiming the world 800-meter title in a stunningly fast time at her first major…

Chipolopolo squad depth key to maiden WC appearance.
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Chipolopolo squad depth key to maiden WC appearance.

The Chipolopolo Boys return to competitive action this weekend when they take on Sudan in Khartoum in the opening match of the Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifiers.A week later, the African Champions will welcome the Black Stars of Ghana in what would be the first international match to be staged…
Ghanian Head coach Kwesi Appiah
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Ghana To Camp In South Africa Ahead Of Zambia Qualifier

Ghana will go ahead with plans to camp in South Africa ahead of their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Zambia.Earlier reports claimed the Black Stars will fly straight to Kitwe, Zambia before playing the Chipolopolo on June 9.Ghana FA Protocol Officer Alex Asante and Black Stars management committee member…

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Chris Katongo to join Chipolopolo in camp

Chipolopolo Boys coach Herve Renard is expected to have a full house today with news that skipper Chris Katongo and fellow Far East based James Chamanga are in transit from their base.And Switzerland based striker Emmanuel Mayuka and defender Davies Nkausu have joined camp.Nkausu, who was watched by his mostly…
Diagram of running barefoot vs with shoes
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Born to run barefoot? Not too fast...

Sports (AP) As more avid runners and casual athletes experiment with barefoot running, doctors say they are treating injuries ranging from pulled calf muscles to Achilles tendinitis to metatarsal stress fractures, mainly in people who ramped up too fast. In serious cases, they are laid up for several months. Many…

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Mourinho extends Real contract

Jose Mourinho agrees a two-year extension with the Spanish champions, keeping him at the Santiago Bernabeu until 2016.Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has extended his contract until June 2016 after taking the Spanish giants to victory in the Primera Division, the team said Tuesday.The 49-year-old, who joined Real in May…
Oscar Pistorius (R) of South Africa, Jerome Singleton (C) of the United States, and Christoph Bausch (L) of Switzerland compete in the Men's 100m T44 Final Athletics event at the National Stadium during day three of the 2008 Paralympic Games on September 9, 2008 in Beijing. (China Photos/Getty Images) #
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Countdown to Paralympic Games

 Sports The countdown to the Paralympic Games has begun. The Paralympics is a major event where physically disabled athletes compete. Broadly speaking the permitted categories are amputee, cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, wheelchair, visually impaired and Les Autres (literally "The Others", which are athletes with disabilities that do not fall into…

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Everest weekend death toll reaches 4

 Sports KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Climbers have reported seeing another body on Mount Everest, raising the death toll to four for one of the worst days ever on the world's highest mountain. Nepali mountaineering official Gyanendra Shrestha said Tuesday that the body of Chinese climber Ha Wenyi was spotted not…
In related news, FIFA is having to take special precautions for war-stricken and countries experiencing attacks from alleged terrorist groups, mostly occurring in Africa.
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Nigeria picks 2 ex-England youth internationals

 Sport ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi selected former England youth internationals Victor Moses and Omatsone Aluko among 11 overseas-based players in his squad on Thursday for World Cup and African Cup of Nations qualifiers next month. Chelsea midfielder Jon Obi Mikel, West Bromwich Albion striker Peter Odemwingie…

Egypt seek friendly with Zambia after Senegal cancel
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Egypt seek friendly with Zambia after Senegal cancel

Pharaohs request friendly with Zambia to fill gap in schedule after Senegal pull out of match timetabled for 25 May.The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) contacted their Zambian counterpart Sunday to organise a friendly between the two national teams ahead of June's continental qualifiers.The EFA have turned to Zambia after Senegal…
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Chipolopolo regroup in Johannesburg

The Zambia national soccer team has assembled in Johannesburg – South Africa to prepare for the June World cup qualifier matches against Sudan and Ghana.The Zambian contingent of 5 local players and 2 foreign based players, who were already in the country, led by assistant coach Patrice Beaumulle left today…

Chelsea's Frank Lampard kisses the trophy at the end of the Champions League final soccer match between Bayern Munich and Chelsea in Munich, Germany Saturday May 19, 2012. Chelsea's Didier Drogba scored the decisive penalty in the shootout as Chelsea beat Bayern Munich to win the Champions League final after a dramatic 1-1 draw on Saturday.
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Chelsea, luckiest team in football

MUNICH (AP) — Lots of money, lots of luck, and players who didn't care about winning ugly — just so long as they won — turned Chelsea into the champions of Europe.The money, of course, is Roman Abramovich's. The billionaire finally got his hands on the shiny trophy with big…
Chelsea's Jose Bosingwa holds up the trophy at the end of the Champions League final soccer match between Bayern Munich and Chelsea in Munich, Germany Saturday May 19, 2012. Didier Drogba scored the decisive penalty in the shootout as Chelsea beat Bayern Munich to win the Champions League final after a dramatic 1-1 draw on Saturday.
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Chelsea beats Bayern Munich in penalty shootout

MUNICH (AP) — You can't keep Didier Drogba down.The charismatic striker was at the heart of Chelsea's unlikely comeback victory in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich on Saturday night, scoring the tying goal in the 88th minute and the winner on the final penalty kick of the 4-3…

73-year-old Tamae Watanabe reached the summit of Mount Everest this Saturday, smashing her own record to again become the oldest woman to scale the world's highest mountain.
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73-year-old Japanese woman scales Mount Everest

 Sport KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A 73-year-old Japanese woman has climbed Mount Everest, smashing her own record to again become the oldest woman to scale the world's highest mountain. Ang Tshering of the China Tibet Mountaineering Association says Tamae Watanabe reached Everest's 8,850-meter-high (29,035-foot-high) summit from the northern side of…
CHIPOLOPOLO PLAYER SPOTLIGHT
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CHIPOLOPOLO PLAYER SPOTLIGHT

Name: Isaac Chansa Position: Midfielder Age: 28 CAREER HISTORY Source/Previous clubs: Helsingsborgs IF (Sweden), Orlando Pirates (SA), Power dynamos (Zambia) PSL’ debut: 2004 (with Pirates) Period re-joined Pirates: 2009/10 Pirates debut: HONOURS Club level: PSL runner-up, Absa Cup runner-up (both in 2005/06), PSL runner-up, PSL’s Perfectly balanced team of the Year (both in 2004/05). National level: Zambian senior national team full international…

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