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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

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 NewZimbabwe.com from his Redcliff base recently. “Companies and mines were major sponsors

Tatenda Taibu

Zim cricket legend Taibu set for sensational return as player

By Sports Reporter FORMER Zimbabwe national cricket team captain Tatenda Taibu is poised for a sensational return to professional cricket at the age of 35 after confirming a move to Sri Lankan first-class cricket side Baduraliya Sports Club. Taibu who is set to make his official debut for the club which is based in the

Michael Schumacher’s condition remains a mystery

Mirror Michael Schumacher’s condition ‘remains a mystery’ to even the closest friends of his son Mick. That is the claim made by Ferrari Challenge race Nicklas Nielsen. Nielsen, 21, is said to be a close friend of Schumacher’s 19-year-old son Mick, who was with the F1 legend when he suffered a tragic ski accident almost

Tapiwa Tsomondo

Zim rugby star Tapiwa Tsomondo shines in SA

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE rugby international, Tapiwa Tsomondo capped off a memorable season in South African rugby after being named the 2018 Boland Cavaliers Player of the Year during the Currie Cup side’s end of season awards ceremony held in Paarl, Western Cape on Saturday. The 25-year-old steely loose forward finished as the leading try

Kirsty Coventry

Coventry takes her Heroes Foundation project to Mutare

By Staff Reporter SPORTS and Recreation Minister Kirsty Coventry Friday visited Mutare to introduce her Heroes Foundation project where she emphasised the importance of swimming as a life-saving skill that must be taken up by every child. Coventry, a swimming sensation and country’s most successful athlete in the Olympics, launched the project in Harare June

Peter Moor

Moor, Mavuta aim for elusive Test series win

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE national team wicketkeeper batsman Peter Moor is confident of his team coming up with a good performance against hosts Bangladesh in the second and final Test in Mirpur which starts Sunday. Speaking during a press conference at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium on Friday, venue of the second and the final Test which

Hamilton Masakadza

Masakadza, Williams bask in historic Test win

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE cricket team captain Hamilton Masakadza was full of praise for his charges after they pulled off an historic first Test victory away from home in almost two decades following their 151-run triumph over Bangladesh in Sylhet on Tuesday. The famous win which was also Zimbabwe’s first against the Tigers, since 2001

Lalchand Rajput

Zimbabwe coach hopes to revive glory after Bangladesh win

AFP Zimbabwe coach Lalchand Rajput said Tuesday’s 151-run rout of Bangladesh would restore some confidence in their cricket after years languishing at the dead bottom of the Test rankings. The visitors bowled Bangladesh for 169 runs in Sylhet, notching not just their first Test victory in five years but the first away from home in

Tennis star Rafael Nadal

Nadal pulls out of Paris, Djokovic takes world number one spot

By AFP Rafael Nadal pulled out of the Paris Masters on Wednesday guaranteeing Novak Djokovic’s return to the world number one spot. Announcing his withdrawal at a hastily arranged press conference Nadal said: “My abdominal muscles haven’t felt good for the past few days, especially on serve, doctors recommended that I didn’t play.” Djokovic arrived

Injury delays Ngarava’s Test debut, Mpofu called up

By Sports Reporter PROMISING Zimbabwe cricket team left-arm seamer Richard Ngarava will have to wait a bit longer before making his Test debut after being been ruled out of the national team’s upcoming two-match Test series against Bangladesh which begins next Saturday. The 20-year-old was in line to make his bow in the longer version

Serena’s coach says in-match coaching would boost tennis

Associated Press Serena Williams’ coach says in-match coaching should be allowed in tennis to help the sport’s popularity. Patrick Mouratoglou, who admitted he used banned hand signals to try to help Williams during her loss in the U.S. Open final, wrote Thursday in a posting on Twitter that making coaching part of the spectacle would

Zim trio drafted to play in Mzansi Super League

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE cricket team players Brendon Mavuta, Sean Williams and Sikandar Raza have been rewarded for their consistency after securing lucrative contracts to play in the inaugural edition South African new city-based T20 competition, the Mzansi Super League in November and December. The duo of Williams and Raza were both signed up by

Courtney (left) and brother Benjamin Lock

Zimbabwean brothers win Lagos Tennis Open

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWEAN tennis siblings Benjamin and Courtney Lock captured their sixth team title on the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Futures Circuit after beating France’s Tom Jomby and Alexis Klegou from Benin in the final of the $25,000 Lagos Tennis Open in the Nigeria on Saturday. Competing in their fourth final as a team

Zimbabwe crumble against South African bowlers

Zimbabwe crashed to 117 all out after being sent in to bat in the first one-day international against South Africa at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley on Sunday. Opening bowler Lungi Ngidi took three for 19 to lead a potent South African bowling performance. It was Zimbabwe’s lowest total in 39 one-day internationals between the