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Matsushima hat-trick lights up World Cup opener

TOKYO. — Rugby’s first World Cup in Asia kicked off in spectacular style yesterday as a South African-born winger Kotaro Matsushima scored the first hat-trick of the tournament to help the hosts Japan down Russia in the opening game 30-10 in Tokyo. Matsushima could have had four tries, having had …

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ZRP Charities horse race on

Takudzwa Chitsiga Sports Reporter THE 2019 ZRP Charities horse race meeting will this year feature four runners with In The Mood one of the favourites. The race has attracted a small field as the Sable Flyers is restricted to fillies and mares only. In The Mood, a five-year-old Bold Silvano …

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England’s top six contenders face-off

LONDON.- The English Premier League football’s elite have little time to lick their wounds from a series of blows in European competition as domestic action offers an immediate chance of redemption for Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham. Manchester City were the only English side to win their Champions League opener in …

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From dodging street bullies to becoming professional boxers

Tadious Manyepo Sports Reporter EPWORTH is fast becoming a boxing hub in the country. Most national titles, both for professionals and amateurs, have been won by boxers from this community. Recently, Peter “Sniper” Pambeni, defied the odds to claim the World Boxing Organisation Africa lightweight title in Namibia. Yet, most …

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FC Platinum back in PSL trenches

Sports Reporter FC PLATINUM will be hoping to reclaim top spot in the Castle Lager Premiership race when they host Mushowani in a re-arranged league tie at Mandava this afternoon. The Zvishavane side are in third place on the table and will meet a Mushowani Stars punching above their weight. …

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CAPS Utd want Landi for commercial reasons

Eddie Chikamhi Senior Sports Reporter HARARE giants CAPS United say the decision to bring Italian coach Roberto Landi is aimed at transforming the club into a viable commercial entity that exports talent abroad. The well-travelled coach is expected to bring in experience and overseas contacts after having played and managed …

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National Volleyball League resumes

Takudzwa Chitsiga Sports Reporter THE 2019 National Volleyball League season resumes today, with several matches lined up at the University of Zimbabwe courts. The league will start with a women’s match between Harare City, who are the defending champions and Air Force of Zimbabwe side Manyame Falcons. In the men’s …

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Zim-China tennis tourney begins

Takudzwa Chitsiga Sports Reporter BRIAN Chamboko and Ashley Dhlamini will be expected to once again lead from the front when the Zimbabwe Table Tennis team take on their Chinese counterparts this weekend. The two teams will battle it out in the Chinese Ambassador’s Cup China-Zimbabwe table tennis tournament at Harare …

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Warriors want positive start

Eddie Chikamhi Senior Sports Reporter AFTER studying Lesotho’s recent battles in international football, Warriors caretaker coach Joey Antipas concluded they have a tough task on their hands tomorrow. He has summoned his players to produce their best when they host the first leg of the Africa Nations Championship final, qualifying …

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Antipas battles to complete unfinished business

Robson Sharuko Senior Sports Editor WHEN Joey Antipas decided he needed some first major reinforcements, in a desperate attempt to rescue the Warriors’ 2022 World Cup campaign, his first call went to Ovidy Karuru. Many suggested this was because of the trust the duo could have established working together at …

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