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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Rethinking disability through sport

Ghana isn't the easiest place for people with disabilities. That might change, as the country's Paralympic athletes try to change public perceptions using sport.

Mandela: Sport changes the world

"Sport has the power to change the world," Nelson Mandela once said -- and the South African prisoner-turned-president also provided perhaps the most eloquent supporting evidence for his claim.

‘Dainty, but slightly aggressive’

Roller derby is a full on, high-impact sport. And Cape Town's Rollergirls aren't scared of a few bruises.

Next basketball star from Africa?

Soccer may be the number one sport in Africa but basketball is growing fast and the NBA is targeting the continent to provide future stars, and tomorrow's fans.

Africa’s football factory scoring big

Africa's only formal ball manufacturer, Alive & Kicking uses the continent's passion for sport to create jobs, provide access to sport equipment and raise health awareness.

From townships to Le Tour

Cyclist Songezo Jim, 22, is the first black South African to compete in a World Tour cycling event -- becoming a pioneer for his sport in South Africa.

Soccer: Africa’s 2013 championship kick-off in South Africa

The African Cup of Nations has been the main platform in showcasing the plethora of talents that abounds in the continent. It has exposed soccer stars like Roger Milla, Rabar Madjer, Abedi Pele, Austin Okocha, Finidi George, George Weah, Rashidi Yekini, Samuel Eto, Michael Essien, Didier Drogba, Abedi Pele, etc.

Minister, 31 others dead in Ramadan PLANE CRASH

"Before landing, communication with the pilot was normal and the runway clear. Then an explosion was heard and the plane was destroyed," he said.

South Africa bids to host Olympics in 2020; following World Cup success….

South Africa bids to host Olympics in 2020; following World Cup success.... Special to USAfricaonline.com and CLASSmagazine JOHANNESBURG, Sept. 29, 2010: Following its success in hosting the 2010 soccer's World Cup, South Africa now has...

Islamist al-Shaabab militia claim responsibility for attacks, killings in Uganda; threatens U.S., U.N

Islamist al-Shaabab militia claim responsibility for attacks, killings of 74 persons in Uganda; threatens U.S., U.N Special to USAfrica, USAfricaonline.com and CLASSmagazine Houston At least 74 people were killed and dozens injured in late night bombings...

Jonathan makes u-turn on his Nigeria-FIFA international soccer ban

Jonathan reverses himself on Nigeria international soccer ban Special to USAfricaonline.com Nigeria's government on Monday July  5, 2010 lifted a two-year ban it imposed last week on its national football team after a dismal World Cup...

Nigeria’s shameful World Cup performance and defeat reflect sorry state of country….

Nigeria's shameful World Cup performance and defeat reflect sorry state of country.... Special to USAfricaonline.com and CLASSmagazine, Houston Nigeria’s participation at the ongoing FIFA 2010 World Cup came to a sad end on Tuesday June...

Is Nigeria’s good side doomed by the ugly and the bad?

Is Nigeria's good side doomed by the ugly and the bad? By Prof. Rosaire Obioha Ifedi Special insight for USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston. USAfricaonline.com,  CLASSmagazine, The Black Business Journal and Nigeria360@yahoogroups e-group It must be me or it just...

Tiger Woods’ scandal: What Leaders must do to recover Integrity and Image

As one of the world's most influential athletes, Tiger Woods is a big business that generates more than $100 million a year that gave him a $1 billion net worth. Therefore, he has do something to ensure that this money does not stop rolling in. This very first thing Tiger has to do is to put the rumors of extramarital activity behind him.

Tiger Woods’ drama: Rachel Uchitel denies any relationship with golf star

Rachel Uchitel has told the New York Daily News that she has no relationship with Tiger Woods and that the "girls" quoted in National Enquirer and Star magazine articles are lying. This...

2010 World Cup qualifying’s top players; Ronaldo missing

Current FIFA World Player of the Year, Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, is not on the list, and Portugal is in grave danger of missing the World Cup. Across the Atlantic, Lionel Messi of Argentina, considered by many to be the best soccer player in the world, also has missed the list, as his side has slipped from contention. Also, it’s no coincidence that all of the players on this list are on successful squads. Cesar’s Brazil, Lampard’s and Rooney’s England, Villa’s and Joan Capdevila’s Spain and Andre Ooijer’s and Joris Mathijsen’s Dutch teams have all already qualified for South Africa. Bocanegra’s U.S. side is currently in first place in the CONCACAF region. Bastian Schweinsteiger’s German team is atop Group Four in Europe, followed closely by Konstantin Zyryanov’s Russian side.

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Soccer: Ghana stuns Nigeria 4-1 to win WAFU cup

Ghana has won the West Africa Football Union Cup of Nations following a resounding defeat of their bitter soccer rivals Nigeria by a 4-1. It...

McCain kills Trump/Republicans’ second effort to repeal ObamaCare

Washington (AFP) - US Senator John McCain on Friday announced his opposition to the latest Republican attempt to replace Barack Obama's signature health care...