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2018 soccer stars named

Eddie Chikamhi and Ellina Mhlanga FOR the first time in over a decade, giants Dynamos have failed to contribute a player to the Castle Lager Premier Soccer Stars of the Year calendar, after the best 11 players in the just-ended season were unveiled yesterday, with champions FC Platinum dominating the …

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Gems back to winning ways in SA

Veronica Gwaze in POLOKWANE, South Africa AFTER suffering a surprise setback against Zambia on Wednesday, Zimbabwe’s Gems bounced back to winning ways last night when they overcame Namibia 62-43 at the ongoing Diamond Challenge netball tournament here. An elated coach Lloyd Makunde described the win as a major boost in …

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Klopp hopes for Anfield magic

PARIS. — Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp now has to hope that Anfield will again bring the best out of his team in their decisive final Champions League soccer group game against Napoli after Wednesdaynight’s damaging defeat at Paris Saint-Germain. Last season’s runners-up are in serious danger of a group-stage exit …

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Mubaiwa,Ncube are Carling pool champs

Sports Reporter TENDAI Mubaiwa and Charity Ncube were crowned the 2018 Carling Black Label Pool champions at Raylton Sports Club in Bulawayo at the weekend. The pair won the annual tournament which is sponsored by Delta Beverages to walk away with $1 000, pool table cue stick and balls each. …

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Big fight brawl

LOS ANGELES. — Tyson Fury believes Deontay Wilder deliberately caused a brawl at a press conference on Wednesday in order to get out of their world heavyweight boxing title fight this weekend. Fury and Wilder meet for the WBC belt in Los Angeles on Sunday and the pair came close …

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Dortmund, Atletico pull through

PARIS. — Borussia Dortmund, Atletico Madrid, Schalke and Porto all secured their tickets to the Champions League soccer last 16 on Wednesday night. Dortmund earned their presence in the knockout stages in a goalless draw at home to Club Brugge. Atletico claimed a spot in the knock-out stages beating Monaco …

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Aussies hang up on Jack

SYDNEY. — Jake White has offered to replace under-siege Michael Cheika as Wallabies coach and was due to have a phone hook-up with Rugby Australia yesterday, but it was cancelled after news of the call was leaked. The South African, who steered the Springboks to the 2007 Rugby World Cup …

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FIFA Open Regional Office

ZIFA president Philip Chiyangwa, his deputy Omega Sibanda and accountant Marylyn Chifamba joined the rest of leaders from the COSAFA region in Johannesburg yesterday as FIFA underlined their commitment to uplifting standards of the game on the continent by opening a regional office in South Africa. Chiyangwa attended the function …

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Bangladesh eye rare Test series win

DHAKA. — Bangladesh will be looking for a rare Test cricket series win when they take on West Indies in the second and final Test at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka today. The home side lead the two-match series 1-0 thanks to their 64-run win the first Test in …

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