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Syrians wave their national flag as they celebrate in Damascus' Umayyad Square on October 5, 2017, after Syria's national football team scored in the first leg of the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifier between Syria and Australia. Syria drew with Australia 1-1. PHOTO/AFP
Syrians wave their national flag as they celebrate in Damascus' Umayyad Square on October 5, 2017, after Syria's national football team scored in the first leg of the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifier between Syria and Australia. Syria drew with Australia 1-1. PHOTO/AFP

Mohamed Salah Breaks Egypt’s 27-Year World Cup Hex

CAIRO, Egypt- Liverpool FC forward Mohamed Salah converted a stoppage-time penalty to give Egypt a dramatic 2-1 win over Congo Brazzaville on Sunday and a place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Salah put Egypt ahead during the second half in Alexandria only for Arnold Bouka Moutou to equalise two minutes from the end of regular time. READ MORE

Colts Officially Retire Veteran Peyton Manning’s Jersey

WASHINGTON, United States- The Indianapolis Colts officially retired the number 18 jersey worn by quarterback Peyton Manning in 14 illustrious seasons with the NFL club. The ceremony honouring Manning came at half-time of the Colts’ home game on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. READ MORE

Glory, Glory, Kawangware United: Is It All Over For Thairu?

NAIROBI, Kenya- Celebrations that lasted the entire evening broke out at the BP Grounds and surrounding areas on Sunday when home side, Kawangware United FC, sealed the SportPesa Super 8 Premier League (SPS8PL) crown. It took a nervous 1-0 victory over Kayole Asubuhi FC to Francis Thairu- the evergreen player coach- and his charges to the promised land, as the leaders to their tally to unassailable 65 points with two games to spare. READ MORE

War-Torn Syria Eye Upset In Sydney For Play-Off Spot

SYDNEY, Australia- Syria will rely on their trademark fighting spirit to keep their World Cup “miracle” alive against Australia on Tuesday, as the Socceroos look to ride a wave of home support. The Syrians were fortunate to grab a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the Asian play-off in Malaysia last week, courtesy of a controversial late penalty that left Australia fuming. READ MORE

I’m Still The Man To Beat- Hamilton Warns Rivals

SUZUKA, Japan- A rampant Lewis Hamilton has fired a warning to Formula One’s baby-faced new generation of drivers, telling them he’s still the man to beat. The Briton took a giant step to a fourth world title by steering his Mercedes to victory in Japan on Sunday, opening a 59-point lead over Sebastian Vettel with just four races left this season. READ MORE

 

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