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Usain Bolt was beaten in his last major championship appearance, with Justin Gatlin taking World Championship gold in 9.92 seconds. The 30-year-old Jamaican had been given a scare ahead of his last ever major championship appearance in an individual event, with American Christian Coleman beating him into second place in the semi-finals. And Bolt was unable to raise his level for the final, finishing third as 35-year-old Gatlin produced a season’s best to claim victory in London. The result is likely to be a remarkable final victory for Gatlin, who has played second-fiddle to Bolt for much of his career.…

An Accra Magistrate Court has fined Braimah Kamoko popularly known as Bukom Banku $42 (GHC 180) and warned him to be of good behavior. Instead, Arit Nsemoh, the magistrate, advised him to be a good example for the youth. She gave the advice on Thursday when she discharged the boxer for threatening to harm a hairdresser at Bukom in March this year. Kamoko is also said to have verbally assaulted the hairdresser just because she was talking to his daughter. The court discharged the boxer because the matter was settled through Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). “As a boxer, you should…

Eddie Hearn says that November 11 in Las Vegas is the date and location penciled in for the rematch between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko. Hearn revealed last month that Las Vegas was the preferred option, despite interest in Dubai, Nigeria and Cardiff, and it now looks all but certain that the second fight will go stateside. Both Hearn and Joshua have been spending time in the Nevada city and the Matchroom boss reveals that he has met with representatives of MGM and the T-Mobile Arena as he looks to try and finalise the rematch. Speaking to Sky Sports News…

Mike Tyson says Conor McGregor will get ‘killed’ in his upcoming boxing match with Floyd Mayweather. The UFC star is leaving behind the octagon for the Queensberry Rules when he takes on Mayweather Jnr in Las Vegas on August 26 and ‘Iron Mike’ does not rate the Irishman’s chances. The former boxer revealed in an interview with podcast Pardon My Take that he believes McGregor made a serious mistake in agreeing to fight a boxer — who is unbeaten in his 49 fights and rated among the pound-for-pound all-time greats — at his own game. Tyson said: ‘McGregor is going to get killed in…

Ghana’s cyclist Anthony Boakye made history by winning the country’s first yellow jersey in an international event at the just ended Cycling Championship dubbed “La route de l’est” in Cote D’Ivoire over the weekend. The 22-year-old clocked a time of 18hrs 49mins 38 secs in the 766.8km race which was competed in 11 stages. Boakye who is also a member of the River Stars Cycling team snatched the Ultimate Jersey from Ivorian Daniel Kabre who was initially in hold of the Jersey since the beginning of the tour at the semifinal stage of the championship with a time difference of…

The Ghana baseball Under 12 team on Tuesday began their participation in the Smart Kids tournament hosted by Ivory Coast on a good start with 16 runs to 1 against Burkina Faso. Ghana is one of four countries participating in this year’s competition with the remaining side being Europe’s France. Baseball is growing steadily in the country with the interest increasing marginally by the day and the team’s participation at the outgoing tourney can only add some gold dust on the success story of the sport. The tournament which seeks to promote baseball in the sub region is yearly competition.…

Roger Federer became the first man to win Wimbledon eight times and extended his record to 19 Grand Slam titles with victory over Croatia’s Marin Cilic. The Swiss third seed won 6-3 6-1 6-4 as seventh seed Cilic struggled with a blister on his left foot and broke down in tears during the second set. Federer, 35, finished the contest in one hour and 41 minutes to claim his first Wimbledon title since 2012. He becomes the oldest man in the Open Era to win at the All England Club. “It is cruel sometimes,” Federer said of Cilic’s physical difficulties.…

Former IBF Bantamweight Champion Joseph Agbeko has expressed surprise at comments made by the President of Ghana Boxing Association Peter Zwennes, describing him as a fraudulent boxer. “The GBA President’s allegations against me and the fight that has been called off has affected me a lot…because I am a noble man and I have worked hard to build a name for myself,” Agbeko said. The Ghana Boxing Association, called off the two-time former world champion’s bout against Kenya’s Nick Otieno that was to be staged on June 30th, 2017. According to Agbeko, “as a former Champion of the sport, it…

President of the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) Peter Zwennes has described two-time former bantamweight world champion Joseph Agbeko as a fraudulent boxer. His comments come after Agbeko’s bout against Kenya’s Nick Otieno was called off last week due to some challenges in his opponent’s camp. But Zwennes has revealed that the Ghana boxing Authority did not sanction the bout between Agbeko and Otieko. According to Zwennes, Fresh King Promotions – promoters of the bout – failed to comply with the laws which would enable the fight to be sanctioned. “Time and again we have had problems with Agbeko’s Fresh king…

US tennis star Venus Williams has been involved in a car crash that led to the death of a 78-year-old man. A spokesman for Palm Beach Gardens police in Florida confirmed to the BBC they were investigating a fatal crash involving the Grand Slam champion. A man was taken to hospital after the accident on 9 June and died two weeks later from his injuries, he said. Police believe she was at fault but her lawyer says it was an accident. She has not been cited or charged. The man who died, Jerome Barson, was travelling with his wife who…

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