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Hazard caught in two minds

LONDON. – Eden Hazard is genuinely in two minds about his future, but he is too carefree a personality to be described as “agonising” over the decision. For him, it’s a win-win situation: Either he fulfils a boyhood dream by joining Spanish soccer giants Real Madrid next summer, or he …

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Cheetahs ill-prepared

Sports Reporter WITH the Zimbabwe Rugby Union having failed to ensure adequate preparations for them, the   Cheetahs will now have to rely on their experience and enthusiasm when they take a crack at the 2018 Africa Cup Sevens tournament in Tunisia at the weekend. The Cheetahs are expected to fly …

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Chevrons go down fighting

Mehluli Sibanda   in East London, South Africa A HALF century on debut by Hendrik van der Dussen combined with a five wicket haul by leg spinner Imran Tahir saw South Africa floor Zimbabwe by 34 runs in an entertaining first Twenty20 International at Buffalo Park in East London last night. …

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Ronaldo best in history

MILAN. – Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici on Monday said it was not easy to replace a player of the calibre of Cristiano Ronaldo as he also dismissed a return to Italy for Manchester United’s French World Cup winner Paul Pogba. Ronaldo (33) joined Juventus from Real Madrid last summer for …

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Serena for Aussie Open

MELBOURNE. – Seven-time champion Serena Williams will be back at the Australian Open tennis tournament in 2019 having missed her title defence this year after giving birth, organisers said yesterday. The 23-time Grand Slam winner, who won on her last appearance in 2017 while pregnant, will be joined in January’s tournament …

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No plans to replace Jose Mourinho

LONDON. – There are two crucial qualities required at board level by every major football club when it comes to hiring and firing their managers: ruthlessness and foresight. As the Jose Mourinho “stay or go” saga rumbles on at Manchester United, neither quality is there in abundance in the Old Trafford …

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‘Gunners to get a thrashing soon’

LONDON. – England soccer legend Paul Merson has tempered enthusiasm regarding Arsenal’s progress, predicting they will be on the end of a thrashing soon due to their poor defence. Arsenal made it nine wins in a row in all competitions in emphatic fashion with a stylish display in a 5-1 victory …

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AJ’s blockbuster fight backed

LONDON. – The WBC has ruled to support an “ultimate world heavyweight boxing fight” between Anthony Joshua and the winner of Deontay Wilder’s WBC title clash with Tyson Fury. WBC champion Wilder opted to fight Fury in Los Angeles on December 1 after he was unable to agree a blockbuster bout …

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Senegal to host Youth Olympics

BUENOS AIRES. — The International Olympic Committee has picked its first African host of any Olympics, formally awarding the 2022 Youth Games to Senegal. Senegal President Macky Sall was present on Monday to see International Olympic Committee members confirm the executive board’s preference from four candidates. Senegal will host the youth …

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No joy for Team Zim at Youth Olympics

Sports Reporter THERE was no joy for the Zimbabwe women’s field hockey side at the on-going Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where they lost their first two Pool B preliminary round matches to Australia and Poland on Sunday and Monday. According to reports from Buenos Aires, Zimbabwe were …

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