Sony ‘unveils’ social-focused PS4

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Sony is sharing its PlayStation 4 with the world, but there was no word on price or availability, other than a fl ash on the screen saying “Coming holiday 2013”.
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The Japanese electronics giant unveiled their new gaming system this week, hyping the machine as a “supercharged PC” with the ability to effortlessly share interactive experiences, by instantly broadcasting video of gaming action or virtually handing out health potions to friends online.

“Today marks a moment of truth and a bold step forward for PlayStation,” said Andrew House, Chief Executive Officer of Sony Computer Entertainment. Read more about Sony ‘unveils’ social-focused PS4

Gyan claims racial abuse in Asian Champs League semi

Al Ain striker Asamoah Gyan has accused Al Hilal’s Romanian midfielder Mihai Pintilii of racially abusing him during their AFC Champions League semi-final second leg clash on Tuesday. Ghanaian Gyan was sent off with 20 minutes remaining for a lunging scissor tackle on the skilful Salem Al-Dawsari as his side was knocked out 4-2 on aggregate despite winning Tuesday’s home match 2-1. Pintilii ran over to Gyan to remonstrate after the tackle near the left hand touchline, which sparked a melee between players from both sides. Read more about Gyan claims racial abuse in Asian Champs League semi

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Arena set for explosive bouts

Katutura’s Independence Arena is expected to be sizzling when some of the finest Namibian boxers face international opponents on Saturday. With the international opponents having arrived on Monday, the fighters met their rivals in person for the first time at a well-attended gathering at Windhoek’s Town Square yesterday. Speaking at the event, Namibia Professional Boxing and Wrestling Control Board vice-president Ellison Hijarunguru reminded the fighters of an old boxing adage. Read more about Arena set for explosive bouts

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Hero’s homecoming for Kimetto

Marathon world record breaker Dennis Kimetto was given a hero’s welcome in Kenya yesterday after making history on the streets of Berlin by becoming the first man to break the 2 hour, 3 minute barrier. Kimetto, a former farmer from the Rift Valley who only started running professionally five years ago, was given a red carpet reception and adorned with garlands on arrival at Nairobi airport, before being taken on a victory tour of the capital. “I didn’t expect to break the world record,” said the soft-spoken 30-year-old Kimetto. Read more about Hero’s homecoming for Kimetto

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Brave Gladiators to battle Algeria

The Brave Gladiators will get tested by Algeria when they play an international friendly match on Saturday afternoon.
The match will be held at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Katutura at 17:00.
It will be a chance for the Gladiators to show they are capable of clinching the ninth edition of the TN Mobile African Women’s Championship 2014, which will be hosted in Windhoek from October 11 to 25.
This will be a crucial match in which both teams need to perform to make their supporters optimistic about the dream of winning the tournament.
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Williams, Tsonga headline Hopman Cup

World number one Serena Williams will play in January's mixed teams Hopman Cup in Australia, joining defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, tournament organisers said yesterday.
Williams, an 18-time Grand Slam singles winner, will partner Wimbledon doubles champion Jack Sock in the United States team at the January 4-10 event in Perth.
The 33-year-old, who won the Hopman Cup with James Blake in 2003 and with Mardy Fish in 2008, said she was looking forward to heading back to Western Australia.
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Ex-Wallaby coach covets All Blacks job

Former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has revealed he still hopes to coach his native New Zealand, saying his overseas experience would help him with the All Blacks.
Deans was in charge of Australia for almost six years before quitting in 2013 after a 2-1 series loss to the British and Irish Lions and then taking up a role with Japan's Panasonic Wild Knights in May.
"There is no doubt I am better as a coach, and a person, and that stint I had with the Wallabies was fantastic," the 55-year-old told Fairfax New Zealand.
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Record breakers Totti, Xavi hailed

European football greats Francesco Totti and Xavi Hernandez set Champions League records for oldest goal scorer and number of appearances on Tuesday.
But neither could cap that personal landmark with victory for their sides, Roma and Barcelona.
Totti turned 38 last weekend and he made sure he would remember it as he scored against Manchester City to level the game at 1-1 - Sergio Aguero having given the hosts the lead with a penalty- to break Ryan Giggs's record set when he was 37 years and 289 days old.
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New M3: Auto equivalent of 18 SLV

If you had asked me in January which cars I was most looking forward to driving this year, BMW’s M3 and M4 would have been top contenders – for more than one reason.
M cars, and especially the M3, have, in my opinion anyway, always been the very soul of the brand, cars which have worn their hearts on their sleeves if you will. They’ve tended to offer that perfect balance between power and charm, making them genuine purist tools.
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