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Dereck Chisora

Chisora calls out Joseph Parker ahead of comeback fight

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE-BORN British heavyweight Dereck Chisora has called out New Zealander Joseph Parker for “war” ahead of their likely clash in a headline fight in London in April. Chisora is poised to face former WBO heavyweight champion Parker on April 20 at London’s 02 Arena, the venue of his last fight where he

Maurizio Sarri

Sarri says unconcerned by fan abuse after FA Cup defeat to Man United

KickOff Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri says he was unconcerned by the hostile environment at Stamford Bridge during their FA Cup defeat to Manchester United. The atmosphere towards Sarri turned toxic once United surged ahead thanks to first-half goals from midfield duo Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba. A crescendo of boos greeting of boos greeted

Hamilton Masakadza

Zim Cricket keep faith in captain Masakadza, Moor named vice-captain

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE Cricket (ZC) has retained Hamilton Masakadza as national team captain for all three formats of the game ahead of the 2019/2020 season with wicketkeeper batsman Peter Joseph Moor being named new vice-captain. The decision to keep faith with Masakadza was made by the ZC board of directors following its recent meeting,

Dereck Chisora

Dereck Chisora set for Takam rematch

By Sports Reporter DERECK Chisora could be set for a quick return to the ring after France-based heavyweight Carlos Takam called out the veteran Zimbabwe-born British heavyweight boxer for a rematch following their initial bout six months ago. The 35-year-old Harare-born fighter stopped Takam in an exciting fight in which he was trailing going into

Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates her victory over Daria Gavrilova of Australia in the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy-2019 tennis tournament match in St.Petersburg, Russia

Sharapova earns first WTA match win in Russia in 13 years

By Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG: Maria Sharapova earned her first WTA win in her native Russia for 13 years after beating Daria Gavrilova 6-0, 6-4 in the first round of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Monday. In a win which sets up a second-round match against Russian No. 1 Daria Kasatkina, Sharapova brushed aside

Japan's Naomi Osaka poses with her trophy the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup at Melbourne's Brighton Beach following her win over Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne

Australian Open champ Osaka is Asia’s 1st No. 1 in tennis

By Associated Press MELBOURNE: Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka is the first player from Asia to top the men’s or women’s tennis rankings — and the youngest woman to make her debut at No. 1 in nine years. “I feel like I’m literally just still learning,” the 21-year-old Osaka said. “Everyone kind of adjusts to

Rafael Nadal

Public enemy? Nadal wants love after Aussie hat-trick

By AFP Rafael Nadal hopes home fans will still love him after he broke their hearts by completing an Aussie hat-trick at the first Grand Slam of the year. The Spanish world number two has only faced Australians so far at Melbourne Park — and sent all three packing in double quick time. James Duckworth,

Serena Williams

Serena and Djokovic relentlessly march on at Austalian Open

By AFP Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic’s relentless drive towards more Australian Open glory cranked up another gear Saturday with third round drubbings, as Naomi Osaka and Elina Svitolina survived big scares to stay in the hunt. On day six at Melbourne Park, 23-time Grand Slam Williams crushed Ukrainian teenager Dayana Yastremska 6-2, 6-1 before

Serena Williams

Serena Williams back with yet another incredible tennis outfit

www.msn.com Serena Williams is inarguably one of today’s most exciting tennis players to watch — not solely because of the energy she brings to her matches, but also because she, as of late, has eschewed traditional tennis outfits for everything from tutus to catsuits. At the Australian Open on Monday night, the tennis legend didn’t

TENNIS: Ominous Serena, Djokovic make Open statements

By AFP A focused Serena Williams sent an ominous Australian Open warning with a 49-minute first-round demolition Tuesday as world number one Novak Djokovic destroyed his opponent as he targets a record seventh title. US Open champion Naomi Osaka also stormed through, but world number one Simona Halep was lucky to stay alive, needing to

Serena Williams

Serena shooting for Slam history

By AFP Serena Williams has adopted a low profile ahead of the Australian Open, but rival players admit the American’s shadow looms large in Melbourne as she eyes a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam crown. Williams won her 23rd title and seventh at Melbourne Park while eight weeks pregnant two years ago, and now attempts to

Ex-ZOC boss Robert Mutsauki lands Kenyan job

By Sports Reporter FORMER Zimbabwe Olympic Committee chief executive Robert Mutsauki has bounced back into mainstream sports administration after being appointed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to spearhead the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (Nock) Strategic Plan for 2019-2024. The renowned sports administrator served as technical director of the Association of National Olympic Committees

Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather admits he could be KO’d by Tenshin Nasukawa

Mirror Floyd Mayweather admits his bizarre exhibition against Tenshin Nasukawa could end in disaster. The boxing legend takes on the Japanese kickboxing star over three rounds under boxing rules in Tokyo on New Year’s Eve. The result is irrelevant as the fight will not count towards either man’s record. And Mayweather insists he is not

Tatenda Taibu

Tatenda Taibu hints on Zim cricket comeback

By Sports Reporter FORMER Zimbabwe Cricket captain Tatenda Taibu is not ruling out another sensational return to the national team following his surprise return from retirement recently to play for Sri Lankan first class cricket side Baduraliya Sports Club. The 35-year-old Zimbabwean wicket-keeper batsman appears to have got his comeback to first class cricket off

Zimbabwe seeks funding for maiden Netball World Cup appearance

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE Netball Association (ZINA) president Leticia Chipandu has appealed to the corporate world to financially assist the national team ahead of its maiden appearance at the Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England next year. The national netball side, which is affectionately known as the Gems team, qualified for the tournament for the

Serena Williams

Serena hails rule changes to protect mothers in tennis

By AFP Serena Williams has described the new changes to the ‘Special Ranking’ rule introduced by the WTA for 2019 as “great” and believes the move will encourage more players to take a break from the tour to have children then come back to resume their careers. Under the new rules, returning mothers who have

Dereck Chisora

Anthony Joshua backs Dereck Chisora to ‘whoop’ Dillian Whyte

By Sports Reporter WORLD heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua is backing one of his idols, Zimbabwe-born Dereck Chisora to overcome Dillian Whyte in their scheduled rematch. The British heavyweight rivals will collide for a second time on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London. They first met two years ago, with Whyte winning a very

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