Paul Pogba

Manchester United through as runners-up after limp defeat to Valencia

By AFP Manchester United squandered the chance to win their Champions League group on Wednesday after a lacklustre display got what it deserved in a 2-1 defeat to Valencia. Already through to the last 16, Jose Mourinho made eight changes at the Mestalla, including a return for Paul Pogba, but United were largely outplayed by

Tottenham’s wait for stadium move drags on

By AFP Tottenham Hotspurs’ game against Manchester United in January will be played at Wembley, the Premier League club announced on Wednesday, as their long wait to move into their new stadium drags on. In a statement, Tottenham said that testing “is being conducted both during the day and night” on safety systems and that

Macauley Bonne

Leicester City join race for Zimbabwe hotshot Macauley Bonne

By Sports Reporter ENGLISH Premier League side Leicester City have reportedly joined the chase for in-form Zimbabwe international striker Macauley Bonne, who has been dubbed the next Jamie Vardy following his goal scoring exploits for non-league side Leyton Orient. The in-demand 23-year-old has scored 17 goals already for the National League leaders this season and

Graeme Cremer

Ex-Zim captain Cremer returns from injury, eyes glory with Rhinos

By Sports Correspondent FORMER Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer has set his sights on helping Rhinos win some silverware this season. He marked his return from an injury layoff with two wickets in his franchise’s victory over Mountaineers in a Pro50 Championship match played at Kwekwe Sports Club on Saturday. The 32-year-old leg-spinner had been side-lined

Mohamed Salah

Salah sends Liverpool into last 16, Moura rescues Spurs

By AFP Mohamed Salah’s first-half goal and a stunning late save from goalkeeper Alisson saw Liverpool edge into the Champions League knockout stage after a tense 1-0 win over Napoli on Tuesday, while Lucas Moura’s late strike saw Tottenham progress with a draw at Barcelona. Last year’s runners-up Liverpool knew victory by two goals or

Spanish league scraps plan to play January match in US

By Associated Press MADRID: The Spanish League has given up on its plan to play a regular-season match in the United States next month because Barcelona backed down from its commitment. The Catalan club said on Monday it did not intend to play the game against Girona near Miami because there was no consensus among

Jurgen Klopp and Mo Salah

Klopp: I was never worried about Salah’s form Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insisted he was never worried about Mohamed Salah’s form after the forward scored a hat-trick against Bournemouth. Salah’s treble helped Liverpool to a 4-0 win and to the top of the Premier League table on Saturday. The Egypt international is yet to recapture his incredible form of last season, but

Ronaldo and Messi

‘Try something new, come to Italy,’ Ronaldo urges Messi

AFP Cristiano Ronaldo has urged long-time rival Lionel Messi to be more like him and push his limits by challenging himself in another league than Spain. “I’d like him to come to Italy one day. I hope he accepts the challenge like me, but if he’s happy there then I respect that,” Ronaldo told the

Benjamin (left) with brother

Benjamin Lock wins ITF tennis tourney in SA

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE’S leading tennis player Benjamin Lock capped off a memorable season on tour after winning the International Tennis Federation (ITF)/ Digicall Futures tennis tournament at Maties Tennis Clu in Stellenbosch, South Africa on Sunday. The top seed faced a tough task as he battled against South African Davis Cup star Ruan Roelofse,

Rugby: Zimbabwe outclassed by Blitzboks

IOL CAPE TOWN – The Blitzboks made a big statement against Zimbabwe with a massive 43-0 win to make it two-out-of-two on Day One of the Cape Town Sevens. After beating Samoa in their first task of the second leg of the 2018/19 World Sevens Series, the South Africans made quick work of their opposition

Harry Kane

Barca line up world record fee for Harry Kane as Hazard eyes Man City move Barcelona are reportedly lining up a world-record bid for Harry Kane. According to The Star, the Tottenham striker is on Barca’s transfer radar and the Catalan giants are prepared to fork out a whopping A$354 million for the England captain. After winning the Golden Boot at the World Cup last summer, the 25-year-old has

Raheem Sterling

Man City star Raheem Sterling claims racial abuse at Stamford Bridge

BBC Newspapers are helping to “fuel racism” by the ways in which they portray young black footballers, says Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling. It comes after Sterling, 24, faced alleged racist abuse from Chelsea fans during City’s 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Chelsea and the Metropolitan Police are investigating the allegations. “All I

Rodwell Chinyengetere

Chinyengetere over the moon after retaining Soccer Star gong

By Sports Reporter FC Platinum star Rodwell Chinyengetere was over the moon after becoming only the fourth player in the history of Zimbabwean top flight football to retain the Castle Soccer Star of the Year award. Chinyengetere was crowned the domestic topflight league’s finest player for the second successive season at a colourful ceremony on

N'golo Kante

Chelsea end Manchester City’s unbeaten run with 2-0 home win The Blues were made to suffer, particularly during the first half, but they battled their way to a stunning 2-0 victory over Pep Guardiola’s champions Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri was asked on the eve of Saturday’s Premier League showdown with Manchester City how to beat the undefeated table-toppers. “I’ve lost every match against Pep

Sprint legend Partson Muderedzi

Sprint legend Partson Muderedzi challenges minister Coventry

By Kwekwe Correspondent FORMER sprint king and Olympian Partson Muderedzi has challenged Sports Minister Kirsty Coventry to spearhead a complete overhaul of sports administration in the country. “The country used to have a vibrant sporting sector because then companies were functional,” Muderedzi told from his Redcliff base recently. “Companies and mines were major sponsors

Graeme Cremer

Zim cricket stars target Indian Premier League

By Sports Reporter FOUR Zimbabwe national cricket team players have positioned themselves to win places at this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) by registering for the tournament’s player auction to be held on December 18. The IPL Player Registration closed on Tuesday with 1,003 players, including 232 overseas cricketers aiming to fill up the available

Tapiwa Tsomondo

Zimbabwe recall Tsomondo for Cape Town Sevens

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE has recalled South Africa-based star Tapiwa Tsomondo ahead of their participation at the Cape Town leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series which gets underway at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday. The 25-year-old flank, who plays for South African Currie Cup side Boland Cavaliers is the only new face