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  • Nigeria will break Argentine jinx in Brazil, says Peter Rufai

    December 14, 2013 11:00 PM 66

    The former Deportivo La Coruna player who was in goal for the Nigerian team that lost 2-1 to the Albiceleste at the USA '94 World Cup also believes that the big names in the Argentine squad don’t scare Stephen Keshi's players. Nigeria have since lost thrice to the South Americans at the World Cup. “This time that jinx is going to be broken. This is the inspiration

  • Januzaj would be happy to stay at Man Utd 'for life'

    December 14, 2013 6:23 PM 47

    Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj has said that he never wants to leave the club and could play at Old Trafford for all his life. According to the Mirror, the 18-year-old whizzkid signed a new five-year contract earlier this year but now insists he is ready to commit himself to Old Trafford for even longer. Januzaj, who made his Champions League

  • Real Madrid Star Cristiano Ronaldo Refers To Gareth Bale As Incredible

    December 14, 2013 2:56 PM 46

    Bale has scored nine goals in his first 14 appearances for the Spanish giants since his record-breaking move from Tottenham in the summer. There has been no issue with Bale and Ronaldo fitting into the same side, and the Portuguese is delighted for the Welshman. "Also, he had great pressure on him but now he is in great form and we are all helping him. "The fans love him now and he is a fantastic

  • The Analyst: Joe Root's dismissal upheld

    December 14, 2013 1:54 PM 42

    BBC Sport's cricket analyst Simon Hughes explains why the sport's review technology could not rescue Joe Root when he was given out on day two of the third Ashes Test. England's grip on the Ashes slipped still further as they closed on 180-4, still 205 runs adrift of Australia.

  • Stuck in a world of racist stereotypes

    December 14, 2013 12:22 PM 54

    December 14 2013 at 02:16pm By Nkareng Matshe Johannesburg – It’s amazing how next year’s World Cup hosts, Brazil, in spite of being beset by internal problems relating to their readiness for the tournament, have enjoyed a fairly positive press coverage from almost all corners of the world. In the last few weeks, there have been incidents which, had they happened

  • Grace swings into contention

    December 14, 2013 9:46 AM 65

    December 14 2013 at 11:42am By SAPA Johannesburg - The chaotic weather delays at the Nelson Mandela Championship tempered Branden Grace as he rediscovered his putting confidence en route to a second-round 66 at Mount Edgecombe Country Club on Friday. “I hit a great drive just short of the green and hit a good flop shot over the bunker to about five feet. “I had a good, positive

  • A little more Grace for Madiba

    December 14, 2013 6:35 AM 40

    On the eve of the state funeral of Nelson Mandela, Branden Grace is hoping to pay his own tribute to South Africa’s greatest statesman by winning the Nelson Mandela Championship at Mount Edgecombe Country Club on Saturday. Grace is four strokes off the lead of England’s Daniel Brooks after the completion of the suspended second round on Saturday morning

  • Thierry Henry joins BBC Sport for World Cup coverage

    December 14, 2013 1:15 AM 51

    Thierry Henry has signed for the BBC’s World Cup coverage in Brazil this coming summer during his break in the MLS season. The French World Cup winner will be part of the presentation team in Rio, joining Gary Lineker, Rio Ferdinand, Clarence Seedorf, Alan Shearer, Phil Neville and Alan Hansen. Henry will warm up for the role with a studio appearance

  • World Cup 2014: Thierry Henry to join BBC coverage team in Brazil

    December 14, 2013 12:43 AM 77

    French World Cup winner Thierry Henry will join the BBC team covering the 2014 tournament in Brazil next summer during the break in the MLS season. Henry will be part of the presentation team in Rio, joining Gary Lineker, Rio Ferdinand, Clarence Seedorf, Alan Shearer, Phil Neville and Alan Hansen. He will warm up for the role with an appearance on Saturday's

  • Iker Casillas ‘may make summer move to Arsenal’

    December 13, 2013 10:15 PM 50

    Real Madrid club captain Iker Casillas could be headed to Arsenal after the 2013-14 season if he does not see more playing time, according to various reports this week. Several news outlets attributed Spanish newspaper El Confidencial as reporting that the goalkeeper is becoming dissatisfied with his lack of league appearances under manager Carlo Ancelotti