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Player seeks answers over missing dad

BOGOTA. – Colombian international footballer Juan Fernando Quintero on Monday demanded answers from the country’s new army chief over the fate of his father who went missing almost 25 years ago. “I don’t want to take advantage of the new General of the Army (Enrique) Zapateiro. . . taking office, …

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Kolisi pays back

CAPE TOWN. – South Africa’s Rugby World Cup-winning captain Siya Kolisi went to New York to pay tribute to a man who gave him a life-altering high school bursary. Kolisi was the recipient of a Vincent Mai bursary, which allowed him to attend Grey High in Port Elizabeth. In November …

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Ibra set for Milan comeback

MILAN. – Swedish football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be officially presented as an AC Milan player on Friday, the Italian club confirmed on Monday. Ibrahimovic returns to the side on a six-month deal, promising to help rescue the struggling Serie A outfit’s season. The 38-year-old will undergo his medical tomorrow …

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AJ must vacate two titles

LONDON. – British world heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua should vacate two world titles and push to fight the winner of Deontay Wilder’s rematch with Tyson Fury, according to Frank Warren. Fury and Wilder are scheduled to go to war again on February 22 in Las Vegas, while Joshua’s 2020 …

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An eventful sporting decade that belonged to Muripo

Tadious Manyepo Sports Reporter AN eventful decade which started with the staging of the FIFA World Cup on the doorstep in South Africa ushered in a new crop of sportspersons in Zimbabwe who have undoubtedly put the country on the world’s sporting map. Just a year before 2010, an articulate …

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Eyes on relegation dogfight

LONDON. — Liverpool appear to have the English Premier League football title wrapped up with a 13-point advantage over second-placed Leicester, but the fight to avoid relegation looks like being a down to the wire tussle. Just nine points separates ninth-placed Crystal Palace and third from bottom Aston Villa. The …

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Ferroviario eye Ariel Sibanda

Eddie Chikamhi Senior Sports Reporter REIGNING Goalkeeper of the Year Ariel Sibanda might not don the Highlanders jersey next year as interest for Zimbabwean football players continues to increase outside the borders ahead of the 2020 calendar year. It has emerged that Sibanda, who has been the inspiration behind Highlanders …

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Serena Williams takes top gong

LONDON. — Serena Williams was selected by The Associated Press as the Female Athlete of the Decade on Saturday. The winner was chosen by AP member sports editors and AP beat writers. Williams had an exceptional decade on and off the tennis court. She earned a dozen Grand Slam singles …

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Football not fun anymore: Boateng

LONDOn. — Former Barcelona forward Kevin-Prince Boateng has revealed he no longer enjoys playing football and he believes the “curse” of money has had a detrimental impact on the sport. The 32-year-old also criticised young players, insisting many of them care more about PlayStation and Instagram than their performances on …

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The Olympic sweethearts who wrote Zim football story of the decade

Robson Sharuko Senior Sports Editor IT was the beautiful story that cheered the world and eclipsed the Miracle of Kinshasa which exploded just two months before the 45th anniversary of the Rumble in the Jungle. The Cinderella adventure, which deservedly grabbed glowing headlines across the globe, and brought those trailblazers …

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