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Read story 2018 Sports Year-End Review
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The year 2018 was a great year for sports. These are just some of the stories that captured my interest....

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From US women's Under-20 football team coach following group stage World Cup elimination: America's days of domination are over
"We always make it to at least the quarterfinals which, prior to today was our worst showing in this competition...." - see story

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Dafne Schippers to drop the 100M entirely to focus only on the 200M

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Dafne Schippers is to drop the 100M entirely from her programme and focus exclusively on the 200M. The two-time reigning World Champion made the announcement in an interview today after yet another disappointing finish in the 100M this season where she ended up in fifth place...

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Nicco Montano promises to knock out Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 228

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UFC Women's Flyweight Champion Nicco Montano is making what many experts believe to be an audacious prediction in her first title defense against number one challenger Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 228 on Saturday night - that she will knock out the Kyrgyzstan fighter....

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Cris Cyborg challenges WWE's branding of Ronda Rousey as the "Baddest Woman on the Planet"

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Reigning World UFC Featherweight Women's Champion Cris Cyborg is challenging WWE's branding of Ronda Rousey with the title "Baddest Woman on the Planet" claiming that it is "ludicrous" and "absolutely undeserving"....

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Netherlands' Coach Blind following impressive win over Germany: This is the start of the turnaround for Dutch Football

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An ecstatic Dutch Coach Danny Blind boldly declared at a post-match press conference following the Netherlands' emphatic demolition of former World Champions Germany in their League A Group 1 encounter in the UEFA Nations League that the result was the start of the turn-around for the Dutch National team...

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Peruvian President declares Monday 10th December 'Shevchenko Day' following UFC 231 title win

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Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra has declared tomorrow Monday 10th December a national holiday named ‘Shevchenko Day' following Valentina Shevchenko's victory at UFC 231 over Poland's Joanna Jedrzejczyk on Saturday in the Flyweight Division in Toronto, Canada to capture her first UFC title and the first for a Peruvian fighter....

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BBC reporter fired for "racist" comment while covering FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup match

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A sports reporter with the BBC has been fired for a "racist" comment she made while covering the FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup now taking place in Uruguay. The reporter, identified as Samantha Lewis, had worked with the BBC since 2008 covering football matches. She even covered games from the previous Under-17 Women's World...

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Joachim Low following Germany's last minute World Cup win over Sweden: "The sleeping giants have finally awoken"

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Germany Coach Joachim Low has referred to his team which had a dramatic last minute win over a tough Sweden outfit as "the sleeping giants" who have "finally awoken."...

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US women's Under-20 football team coach following group stage World Cup elimination: America's days of domination are over

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The disappointed coach of the US women's Under-20 football team was as frank as can be following her team's group stage elimination at the World Cup currently taking place in France as she said emphatically at a post-match press conference:...

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