Big names, big interviews and topical debate from BBC Global Sport. Lee James and Caroline Barker present a weekly highlights compilation of the award winning Sportsworld show on the BBC World Service.

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  • Sportsworld Special: Rumble in the Jungle

    Sat, 25 Oct 14

    42 mins

    26 days remaining

    A chance to relive perhaps the greatest piece of sporting theatre of the 20th Century. A memorable night in Africa that entered sporting folklore as the Rumble in the Jungle. Sportsworld takes you back 40 years to Kinshasa and the events of the 30th of October 1974 where the challenger Muhammed Ali took on the younger, bigger, unbeaten George Foreman for the heavyweight championship of the World. We hear from both fighters and those who were there to witness the fight including Muhammed Ali's life-long friend Gene Kilroy.

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  • Sportsworld: The affect of the Ebola Outbreak on AFCON 2015

    Mon, 20 Oct 14

    46 mins

    20 days remaining

    On Sportsworld this Saturday Lee James was joined by former Grenada international and Premier league striker Jason Roberts. This week Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini said he has no concerns over players like Yaya Toure visiting West Africa despite the outbreak of the Ebola virus. But the venue for next year's finals is in major doubt, after the proposed host country, Morocco, raised fears about the Ebola outbreak. We discussed whether footballers and coaches be worried? Plus former German international Thomas Hitzlsperger joined Lee to discuss how significant a move it was for him to became the first Premier League player to announce that he's gay. On Sunday Caroline Barker discussed one of the hot topics in sport at the moment - Autobiographies in a one off Sunday Bookclub.

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  • Sportsworld and the Africa Cup of Nations

    Mon, 13 Oct 14

    47 mins

    14 days remaining

    With the international break, Sportsworld looked ahead to the Africa Cup of Nations with John Bennett, Ghanaian football journalist Michael Oti Adjei, Senegalese football journalist Aliou Goloko and South Africa based sports reporter Mo Allie. Sportsworld also spoke to former Manchester United and Arsenal defender Mikael Silvestre on playing for Chennaiyin FC in the Indian Super League. Whilst on Sunday's Sportsworld, Caroline Barker brought you the climax to the Women's Football Super League where Chelsea blew their chance to be crowned champions for the very first time.

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  • Sportsworld on team-mate rivalries

    Sun, 5 Oct 14

    40 mins

    6 days remaining

    This Saturday on Sportsworld John Bennett was joined by Benni McCarthy, Champions League winner with Porto and South Africa's leading goal scorer and as the race for the Formula One title heads to a close finale, former World Champion from South Africa Jody Scheckter had his say on team-mate rivalries and the Rosberg Hamilton battle. Former Ferrari driver Scheckter also gave his thoughts on four-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian vettel's proposed move to Ferrari and why it's special to race for the Italian team Li Na is a two-time major winner and the pin-up of Chinese tennis and on Sportsworld we discussed the future of Asian tennis following her retirement with Xin Li from the BBC's Chinese Service and Shanghai Masters director Michael Luevano. Finally on Sunday we heard reaction to all they day's football including Falcao's first goal for Manchester United from former Arsenal striker John Hartson and former Everton midfielder Kevin Kilbane joining Caroline Barker.

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