Archive | October 26, 2016

EFL Cup Results (26 Oct., 2016)….

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Wednesday 26th October, 2016:

Southampton 1 – 0 Sunderland

West Ham United 2  – 1 Chelsea

Manchester United 1 – 0 Manchester City

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Rita Jeptoo’s doping ban doubled….

Rita Jeptoo

Kenyan marathon runner Rita Jeptoo has had her two-year ban doubled after an IAAF appeal was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. She became Kenya’s first high-profile athlete to fail a test when she tested positive for the performance-enhancing drug EPO in 2014. Jeptoo, 33, says she may have been prescribed banned substances at a local hospital after a road accident. Jeptoo will forfeit her 2014 Boston and Chicago Marathon titles as part of the punishment.

Guardiola still awaits Yaya Toure agent’s apology….

Pep Guardiola and Yaya Toure

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wants to recall midfielder Yaya Toure but is still waiting for an apology from the player’s agent. The Ivorian, 33, has played just once this season, in the Champions League play-off round. He was then left out of the competition’s group stage squad. Dimitri Seluk claimed Toure had been “humiliated” by the decision. Asked if Toure could play in the EFL Cup tie at Manchester United, Guardiola said: “You know the situation.” The Spaniard said in September Seluk “must apologise” if Toure is to play in the first team again, but the agent told BBC Sport at the time: “What do I need to apologise for? He should speak to Yaya, who is doing his job.” But with no apology forthcoming, a stand-off remains between the manager and player. Guardiola, speaking ahead of Wednesday’s Manchester derby at Old Trafford, added: “I would like to take Yaya [with the team], believe me, I would like, but you know the situation.” City won their first 10 games under the ex-Barcelona boss but have failed to win in their last five.

A woman’s fight against Malawi’s ‘hyenas’….

Natasha spends time with girls in various public schools sharing her life experiences

Natasha Annie Tonthola is a Malawian and the founder of Mama Africa Foundation Trust which she uses to fight injustice meted out to girls in rural Malawi. Fight against issues of male ‘hyenas’ (men paid to have sex with young girls from their village, as part of a sexual initiation ritual) and girls dropping out of school are very dear to her. Hear her:

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EFL Cup Results (25 Oct., 2016)….

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Tuesday 25th October, 2016:

Bristol City 1 – 2 Hull City

Leeds United 2 – 2 Norwich (Leeds won 3 – 2 on penalties)

Liverpool 2 – 1 Tottenham

Newcastle 6 – 0 Preston

Arsenal 2 – 0 Reading