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Salomon Kalou set for Botafogo move

Rio de Janeiro, Jul 9 (Xinhua) Botafogo have reached a deal to sign former Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou, according to press reports in Brazil.

The 34-year-old has agreed to an 18-month contract pending a routine medical exam, the Globo newspaper reported on Wednesday, citing Botafogo executive board member Carlos Montenegro.

Kalou's contract with Germany's Hertha BSC ended on June 30. The Ivorian will arrive in Rio with his Brazil-born partner, Karina Ferreira, next week on a flight from Berlin with a stopover in Frankfurt, the newspaper said.

He is the second high-profile signing for Botafogo in less than six months following the arrival of Japanese playmaker Keisuke Honda in February.

Kalou's 17-year professional career has included spells at Feyenoord, Chelsea and Lille. The 34-year-old has been capped 97 times for the Cote d'Ivoire national team, scoring 28 goals.

The Brazilian Serie A season is set to begin in August, having missed its scheduled May start because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Rogers shocks Williams to reach Top Seed Open semifinals

15 Aug 2020 | 8:55 AM

Washington, Aug 15 (Xinhua) Shelby Rogers stunned top seed Serena Williams 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5) on Saturday in the quarterfinals at the WTA Top Seed Open in Lexington, the United States.

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Top seed Halep eases into WTA Prague Open semis

15 Aug 2020 | 8:49 AM

Prague, Aug 15 (Xinhua) Top seed Simona Halep breezed past Magdalena Frech of Poland 6-2, 6-0 in just under an hour to reach the semifinals of Prague Open here on Saturday.

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Uganda's Cheptegei refreshes 5,000m world record at return of Diamond League

15 Aug 2020 | 8:46 AM

Paris, Aug 15 (Xinhua) World champion Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda on Friday conquered Ethiopian legend Kenenisa Bekele's 16-year-old 5,000m world record by improving it by 1.99s at the restart of the coronavirus-hit Diamond League in Monaco, media reported on Saturday.

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Ghanaian president allows junior national football teams to resume camping

15 Aug 2020 | 8:26 AM

Accra, Aug 15 (Xinhua) Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Saturday granted special dispensation to two male junior national football teams here, allowing them to resume training amid the COVID-19 restrictions ahead of international engagements.

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Flamengo confirm Rafinha's move to Olympiacos

15 Aug 2020 | 8:19 AM

Brasilia, Aug 15(Xinhua) Brazilian Serie A giants Flamengo announced on Friday the departure of right-back Rafinha to Greek side Olympiacos.

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