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Mo Farah: I dream of making Britain my home again – but only after I’ve had one last shot at the marathon

By James Gill Sir Mo Farah is homesick after years spent training abroad – but even with President Trump in the White House, Team GB's hero is staying in the US for the sake of his running career Mo Farah training in Dubai, where he has...

Mohamed Aboutrika’s name added to Egypt ‘terror list’

Egyptian authorities have added retired football star Mohamed Aboutrika, one of the country's all-time greatest athletes, to an official "terror list". Aboutrika, dubbed The Magician, is accused of funding the banned Muslim Brotherhood, which Egypt's government designated a "terrorist" organisation after the army removed democratically...

FIFA agrees to expand World Cup to 48 teams

Soccer's governing body, FIFA, voted on Tuesday to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from its current 32, brushing aside concerns that the expansion would lower the overall standard of the tournament and make it too big and unwieldy. FIFA president Gianni Infantino, fulfilling...

Leicester city’s Riyad Mahrez named 2016 African player of the year

Riyad Mahrez has capped the most successful period of his career by winning the 2016 African player of the year award. The winger scored 17 Premier League goals as Leicester won the title under Claudio Ranieri, with the Algerian’s exploits earning him the PFA players’...

The Premier League’s likely winners and losers from 2017 Africa Cup of Nations

Now is the time for top clubs to prove that to be forewarned really is to be forearmed. Everyone knew that the Africa Cup of Nations was on the agenda for early 2017 and now, with 23 Premier League players among those heading off...

Sir Mo Farah is a fitting title for Britain’s greatest athlete

By:JIM WHITE Arise Sir Mo. How good that sounds. How right, how appropriate, how proper. And how timely. The knighthood bestowed in the New Year’s Honours list to Mo Farah is not simply a recognition of the fact that he is a multiple bullion-bedecked champion in...

Brazil Chapecoense football team in Colombia plane crash

A plane carrying 81 people, including a top Brazilian football team, has crashed on its approach to the city of Medellin in Colombia. Police say five people survived the crash but the rest of those on board died. The chartered aircraft, flying from Brazil via Bolivia,...

Liverpool v Man Utd ratings: Coutinho close; Pogba disappoints

  Philippe Coutinho came close but the visitors disappointed as Liverpool were forced to settle for a point against a resolute United defence. Philippe Coutinho and Emre Can came closest for the hosts, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic headed wide with the Red Devils’ best chance. Liverpool Loris Karius: Never...

Klopp admits ‘mixed emotions’ as Liverpool held by Man Utd

  Jurgen Klopp admitted Liverpool did not play ‘as well as they could have played’ as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Manchester United at Anfield. “I have mixed emotions,” said Klopp. “I’m not happy about the game – we didn’t play as well as...

Kenya: Boxing for change

By:Amanda Fisher Nairobi, Kenya - In a darkened hall deep inside a slum in Kenya's capital Nairobi, the air is filled with the scent of sweat, Olympic dreams and the thwack of flesh connecting with flesh. Kenya is known for its running talent, yet among the...