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It’s change of the guard in tennis

Alexander Zverev won the biggest title of his tennis career against Novak Djokovic at the ATP Finals on Sunday, but is the new kid on the block ready to smash the cartel at the top of the game? The 21-year-old German has long been talked of as the leader of …

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Cloud hangs over COSAFA nations

A CLOUD of uncertainty continued to hang over the bulk of the COSAFA teams after only one side from Southern Africa — surprise packages Madagascar — managed to secure their 2019 African Cup of Nations berth by the end of the penultimate round of qualifiers on Sunday night. Thirteen countries …

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Southgate challenges England

Gareth Southgate has challenged his vibrant young England soccer side to build on a year to remember after they clinched a place in the Nations League semi-finals in dramatic style. Just over a year ago, England’s qualification for the World Cup was greeted with yawns and a barrage of paper …

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Jessica Howden shines in S. Africa

Collin Matiza Sports Editor ZIMBABWE’S female Superbike sensation Jessica Howden made her presence felt during the Midas PE200 & Klinicare PE100 Endurance Race Championships at the Aldo Scribante Circuit in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, at the weekend where she managed to last the distance in the two races that she …

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Simona defends Champion Fillies stakes

Takudzwa Chitsiga Sports Reporter SIMONA successfully defended her Champion Fillies stakes when she got the better of three other runners at Borrowdale Racecourse on Sunday. The five-year-old mare by Gimmethegreenlight was drawn third carrying 60kg and had Caleb Habib as the pilot and they went home $4 600 richer. Coming …

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Gems brace for Diamond Challenge

ZIMBABWE’S senior netball team captain Perpetua Siyachitema has warned her side to brace for a tough assignment at the upcoming Diamond Challenge which begins next week in South Africa. Zimbabwe will join hosts South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Zambia for the tournament running from November 27 to December 1. The …

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Cheetahs to be honoured

Takudzwa Chitsiga Sports Reporter AFRICAN rugby Sevens champions – the Cheetahs – are set to be feted like kings on Thursday night when the Zimbabwe Rugby Union in conjunction with the Sevens committee host a dinner in their honour in Harare. Although the Sables remain the country’s flagship team, Gilbert …

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Zim Education Squash Trust mark anniversary

SCORES of talented young squash players are expected to converge at Belgravia Sports Club in Harare on November 30 and December 1 for the ninth anniversary celebrations of the Zimbabwe Education Squash Trust. According to the director of the Zimbabwe Education Squash Trust, Mashumba Mukumba, preparations for this two-day event …

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OUR FATE IS IN OUR HANDS

Spencer Manguwa Special Correspondent FOR the second time in a month, the Warriors blew a golden chance to seal their place at the 2019 AFCON finals with the latest setback being a demoralising first defeat, in this qualifying campaign, in Liberia on Sunday. The striking irony of it all is …

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Maguranyanga, Masibhera prepare for IAAF Champs

Collin Matiza Sports Editor UNITED States-based Zimbabwean track and field stars Kundai Maguranyanga and Cloud Masibhera are already preparing for the 2019 season in which they both hope to make it into Team Zimbabwe for the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar. Both Maguranyanga (20) and Masibhera (19) are on …

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