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Ronaldo breaks Juve duck

TURIN. — Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first competitive goals for Juventus yesterday with a second-half double by the Portuguese star giving the Italian champions a 2-1 Serie A win over Sassuolo to make it four victories from as many games. The 33-year-old tapped in from barely a yard out after …

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Ali abused by Aussie cricketer

LONDON. — England all-rounder Moeen Ali has said he was called “Osama” by an Australia player during the 2015 Ashes cricket series. Ali’s allegation was made in his autobiography, an extract of which was published in Saturday’s edition of The Times newspaper. Cricket Australia has announced it is launching an …

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Ramaphosa salutes Boks

JOHANNESBURG. — South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa has tweeted his congratulations to the Springboks following their historic victory over the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship in Wellington, New Zealand, on Saturday. Rassie Erasmus’ Boks beat their fiercest rivals 36-34 for their first win in New Zealand since 2009. Ramaphosa …

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Jonker to face Zimbabwe

CAPE TOWN. — Warriors batsman Christiaan Jonker has been named as a new cap in the South Africa cricket squad for the three-match ODI Series against Zimbabwe which starts at the end of this month. The squad also features the return of fast bowler Dale Steyn after an injury-enforced layout, …

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Chapungu, Nichrut share the spoils

Mukudzei Chingwere in GWERU Chapungu ………….. (1) 1 Nichrut ……………….(1) 1 THERE was no winner in this Castle Lager Premiership battle of relegation-threatened homeboys as Chapungu and Nichrut settled for a share of the spoils at Ascot yesterday. The result left both sides with hopes of avoiding demotion at the …

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Triangle overcome Chiefs

Ricky Zililo in Bulawayo Bulawayo Chiefs ……. 0 Triangle United …….. (1 ) 1 A SPECTACULAR 44th minute goal by Trevor Mavhunga secured visiting Triangle United maximum points and pushed Bulawayo Chiefs further into the red zone. Mavhunga’s beauty, described by Chiefs coach Garthly Chipuka as “a goal from nowhere”, …

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Alvarez outpunches Golovkin

LAS VEGAS. — Mexico’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez ended Gennady Golovkin’s unbeaten reign as unified world middleweight boxing champion on Saturday night, battling to victory by majority decision in a pulsating rematch. Alvarez showed skill and durability to outlast Golovkin in another attritional contest between the two evenly-matched rivals at the …

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Barca ride luck to sink Sociedad

MADRID. — Barcelona rode their luck to come from behind and win 2-1 at Real Sociedad on Saturday, continuing to banish their awful record in San Sebastian and maintaining their perfect start to the Spanish La Liga season. The champions fell behind following a thumping shot from Aritz Elustondo in …

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Chelsea, Liverpool maintain lead

LONDON.— Chelsea and Liverpool continued to throw down the gauntlet to English Premier League soccer champions Manchester City as all three were victorious on their return to action on Saturday. Liverpool showed their credentials in targeting a first title since 1990, and such was the Reds’ dominance in their 2-1 …

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CHIPEMBERE RUN RIOT

Tadious Manyepo Sports Reporter Black Rhinos ………… (3) 7 Mutare City ……………..0 RAMPANT Black Rhinos turned on a dominant display, rarely witnessed in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League these days when they put hapless Mutare City to the sword in a one-sided affair at the National Sports Stadium yesterday. …

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