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SportPesa shines bright at top African sports awards fete

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For the third year in a row, SportPesa emerged top in Africa’s prestigious sports award held in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The sports betting firm won in all the categories it was nominated in.

SportPesa, which was shortlisted in two of the 18 categories at the 2018 Sports Industry Awards held at the Sandton Convention Centre, took home the Best African Sponsorship Award for Everton in Tanzania. The leading gaming firm also beat DStv’s SuperSport to clinch the top honour in the Best Pan African Campaign for the Everton in Tanzania tour in July 2017. It was Everton’s maiden tour of East Africa.

The win comes slightly over a year since SportPesa launched in Tanzania. The bookmaker’s partnership with English Premier League Club Everton sealed in May…

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Around the Region – Aug. 18 | News, Sports, Jobs

Charles Town today

CHARLES TOWN — The 26th African-American Cultural & Heritage Festival will continue today with a parade beginning at noon from West 3rd Avenue in Ranson to the festival ground, 300 South Lawrence St., in Charles Town. Local school bands and independent marching units from Maryland will participate. The festival this year focuses on the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War 1.

Parking restrictions set for annual parade

CHARLES TOWN–The 26th Annual Jefferson County African American Cultural & Heritage Parade will begin at 12 p.m. today in the downtown business district. The parade will begin on North George Street and end at the intersection of West Congress Street and South Lawrence Street.

Parking restrictions will be in place along the parade route, beginning at…

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Sports stars tackle racism amid Australia’s ‘African gang’ claims

When Australian rules footballer Aliir Aliir kicked the winning goal for the Sydney Swans in a critical match last month, it was a special moment for the 23-year-old. But it was the sight of him walking off the pitch arm-in-arm with opponent Majak Daw, a fellow Sudanese refugee, that he hoped people remembered most. 

“Majak is a good mate,” said Mr Aliir, a 6ft 4in defender, whose physical presence has energised the Swans this year. “Who would have ever thought that two Africans could be playing the top sport in a different country? It shows we can come to Australia and make a difference. We can be role models.” 

Sudanese people are one of the fastest-growing ethnic groups in Australia, which resettled thousands of refugees following a brutal civil war in Sudan between 1983 and…

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Caribbean Sports – Honorary UWI Doctorate For Former Caribbean Cricketers

Shivnarine Chanderpaul of Lancashire batting during the afternoon session of the June 2018, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, England; Specsavers County Championship Cricket. (photo by Alan Martin/Action Plus via Getty Images)

By NAN Sports Editor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 10, 2018: Two of the Caribbean’s top cricketers are set to be presented with honorary doctoral degrees by the University of the West Indies (The UWI) this fall.

Top Guyana-born, former West Indies captain and cricketer, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, will be presented the Doctorate of Law for his achievements in the sport of cricket at the St Augustine Campus.

Meanwhile, former Windies fast bowler, Michael Anthony Holding from Jamaica will also receive the Doctorate of Law for his achievements in…

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6 African players who just moved to the Premier League – Sports


It is August 9 which only means one other thing in the English Premier League — its Transfer Deadline Day!

After 12 weeks of buying new players and shipping out others, the summer transfer window will come to a close at 5 pm BST.

A number of clubs have made record signings, among them players from African countries.

Business Insider SSA now takes a look at the African entrants who have just moved to the English Premier League:

May 22: Leon Balogun, Nigeria


Position: Defender

Mainz FC → Brighton

Price: Free

June 19: Issa Diop, Senegal


Position: Defender

Toulouse → West Ham United

Price: £22.5 million

July 12: Jean Michael Seri, Ivory Coast


Position: Midfielder

Nice → Fulham

Price: £25 million

July 17: Yves Bissouma, Mali


Position: Midfielder

Lille → Brighton


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Sports Shorts: Peaty breaks own world 100 metres breaststroke record

A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Saturday


IMAGE: Adam Peaty of Britain reacts after the 100m Breaststroke men final at the 2018 European Championships at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow on Saturday. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Adam Peaty added more lustre to his reputation as perhaps the world’s most dominant swimmer when he smashed his own 100 metres breaststroke world record in 57.00 seconds while winning the European Championships gold medal on Saturday.

The 23-year-old Englishman knocked 0.13 seconds off his own record set at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016 — the fourth time he has set a new mark in the discipline in which he has been unbeaten for four years.

“It’s incredible. I wasn’t targeting the record at all,” said Olympic…

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