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Trump presses attack on Democratic ‘squad’ congresswomen, wants apology

President Donald Trump escalated his attacks against four first-year Democratic congresswomen on Monday after earlier telling them to “go back” to the “places from which they came” in a series of weekend tweets that Democrats and other critics called racist. Trump’s fellow Republicans in Congress have had little public reaction to Trump’s tweets that appeared […]

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Carling Black Label Cup is sold out as fans clamour to see Soweto rivals

Tickets for the 2019 Carling Black Label Cup have officially sold out a little under two weeks before Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates meet in the pre-season contest. Chiefs confirmed on Monday that the game at the FNB Stadium was a sell-out, with fans set to flock to the July 27 meeting to […]

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Man City set to embark on pre-season tour two days late

Manchester City have finally been cleared to fly to China for their pre-season tour after two days of frustrating delays. The treble winners were due to travel to Shanghai ahead of the Premier League Asia Trophy on Saturday but their departure was twice put back due to an administrative issue involving travel agent Thomas Cook […]

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Lack of love fuels Djokovic desire to be top dog

Maybe when the fans start serenading Novak Djokovic in a Centre Court love-in it will be time for the Serb to call it a day. When he starts receiving the same adoration reserved almost exclusively for Roger Federer in Sunday’s epic Wimbledon final, maybe his resolve will soften, his hunger for the fight diminish, his […]

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Ghana’s Cup of Nations woes continue

Ghana’s recent run of misfortune at the Africa Cup of Nations continued on Monday when they were bundled out in the last 16 by Tunisia, condemning a side that once ruled African football to their earliest exit since 2006.Ghana had won more Cup of Nations titles than any other country when they were last crowned […]

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Tanzania fire Nigeria legend Amunike after Afcon exit

Tanzania have fired their national team coach Emmanuel Amunike after they failed to win a game at the Africa Cup of Nations and exited at the group stage. Amunike took over last August and helped them qualify for the finals for the first time in 39 years. “Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) and the coach of […]

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MAN CITY SIGN SPAIN INTERNATIONAL RODRI FOR CLUB RECORD FEE

Premier League champions Manchester City on Thursday announced the signing of Spanish international midfielder Rodri on a five-year deal from Atletico Madrid for a club record fee. Rodri, 23, officially became a City player a day after the La Liga club revealed the 70-million-euro (£63 million) release clause in his contract had been triggered. “Manchester […]

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LAMPARD NAMED CHELSEA COACH ON THREE-YEAR DEAL

Chelsea have appointed Frank Lampard as head coach on a three-year contract, the Premier League club announced on Thursday. Lampard, a former Chelsea player who won three Premier League titles and the Champions League in a 13-year spell at Stamford Bridge, managed Derby County last season and led them to the Championship (second-tier) playoff final. […]

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ARGENTINA WAITING FOR MESSI MAGIC TO MAKE AN APPEARANCE

For the last dozen years, Argentina has been waiting for global superstar Lionel Messi to lead their football team to a major international trophy. But when the the country needed the five-time Ballon d’Or winner most, Messi failed to emulate the feats of Diego Maradona in 1986 – when for some he almost single-handedly won […]

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GHANA’S SLOW START IN AFCON CONTINUES

Ghana’s slow start to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations continued on Saturday night when they were held to a 0-0 draw by Group F rivals Cameroon at the Ismailia Stadium. The result sees the Indomitable Lions on top of the group standings with four points, while the Black Stars are second with two points. […]

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BENIN FRUSTRATED BY GUINEA- BISAU

Benin were frustrated by Guinea-Bissau, who held them to a 0-0 draw in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) Group F match at the Ismailia Stadium in Egypt on Saturday night. The draw saw the Squirrels climb up to second place on the group standings with one game left, while the African Wild Dogs […]

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England into World Cup semifinals with win over Norway

A stunning strike by Lucy Bronze helped England to a 3-0 quarterfinal win over Norway in Le Havre on Thursday as Phil Neville’s team eased into the last four of the women’s World Cup. David Beckham, a former colleague of Neville’s for Manchester United and England, was among the crowd of more than 21 000 […]

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Premlall sets SA pace in Ireland

South African junior Yurav Premlall fired an opening four-under-par 68 at County Louth Golf Club to lead the seven-strong GolfRSA National Squad crew in the East of Ireland Amateur Open Championship on Saturday. The 16-year-old Glendower golfer fired three birdies on the bounce over the last three holes to finish two shots behind Irish pacesetter […]

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Aston Villa sign defender Hause from Wolves

Aston Villa have completed the signing of defender Kortney Hause from Wolverhampton Wanderers, the promoted Premier League club said on Monday. The 23-year-old, who has represented England at under-20 and under-21 level, had joined Villa on loan in January and made 12 appearances in the second-tier Championship. “Aston Villa have taken up the option to […]

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Pogba hints at move away from Manchester United

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba suggested on Sunday that he could be open to a move away from the Premier League side, telling reporters in Tokyo that now “could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else”. The Frenchman has been linked in the British media with a move to Real Madrid […]

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Scotland see glass half full as search for first points goes on

Scotland coach Shelley Kerr remained upbeat despite seeing the women’s World Cup debutants slump to their second defeat in as many outings at the tournament as they lost 2-1 to Japan on Friday. The circumstances of the defeat in Rennes were almost identical to their loss by the same scoreline against England at the weekend […]

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France defender Ferland Mendy signs with Real Madrid for initial €48m

French defender Ferland Mendy has signed for Real Madrid in a deal worth an initial 48 million euros, the player’s current club Olympique Lyonnais said on Wednesday. Since he joined Lyon in July 2017, Mendy, 24, has played four times for France and played games in Champions League. Real Madrid and its newly re-hired coach […]

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USA World Cup goal celebrations polarises opinion

The United States’ record 13-0 drubbing of Thailand at the Women’s World Cup on Tuesday did not sit well with everybody, with opinion divided on whether the team should have so mercilessly punished a hapless opponent. Striker Alex Morgan scored five times as the holders began their World Cup campaign with the largest margin of […]

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Waratahs rest Wallabies for Highlanders clash

The Waratahs look to have given up all hope of claiming a Super Rugby playoff position after opting to rest five of their Wallabies players for Friday’s final regular season match against the Highlanders. Flanker and captain Michael Hooper, prop Sekope Kepu, lock Rob Simmons, flyhalf Bernard Foley and fullback Kurtley Beale will be left […]

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USA take on Thailand as underdogs show defence can work

Argentina collected a first-ever Women’s World Cup point with a determined defensive display against Japan on Monday, but holders United States can also expect to face a Thailand team determined to stifle on Tuesday. On a day of defence against attack, Argentina held Japan 0-0 in Paris in Group D while Canada edged Cameroon 1-0 […]

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Alkana reaches Diamond League podium in Rome

National record holder Antonio Alkana continued to build on his impressive form on Thursday night, charging to a podium place at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rome, Italy. Alkana, the only SA athlete competing at the fourth leg of the international series, dipped on the line to take third position in the men’s 110m […]

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Bradley earns first-round lead with 63 at Canadian Open

Brooks Koepka endured a frustrating day on the greens, shooting an even-par 70 that left him seven strokes behind first-round leader Keegan Bradley at the Canadian Open in Ontario on Thursday. A week before going for a third straight US Open title, there was nothing wrong with Koepka’s long game, but he had trouble gauging […]

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Netherlands beat England to reach Nations League final

England’s long wait for a trophy since 1966 goes on as the Netherlands set up a Nations League final meeting with Portugal on Sunday with a 3-1 win after extra-time in Guimaraes.Marcus Rashford’s penalty gave the Three Lions a first-half lead against the run of play, but Matthijs de Ligt made amends for his error […]

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Ferrari tricks could end Mercedes dominance – Vettel

Sebastian Vettel says Ferrari have a few tricks up their sleeves for this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix and will need to conjure up something special if they are to end Mercedes’ magical run. Six races into the season, Vettel is not ready to wave the white flag and concede the title to Mercedes who have […]

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Thompson beats Asher-Smith to win 100m in Rome Diamond League meet

Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson dominated the field to win the women’s 100 metres at the Diamond League meet in Rome ahead of Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith. Jamaican Thompson clocked 10.89sec in the Olympic Stadium with Asher-Smith second in 10.94 and American Aleia Hobbs, winner in Shanghai, third in 11.12. Thompson, the Olympic champion in the […]

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Sterling captains England as Kane, Henderson left out

Raheem Sterling will captain England for the first time on his 50th cap in Thursday’s Nations League semifinal against the Netherlands, with Harry Kane and Jordan Henderson left on the bench. Both Kane and Henderson were involved in Saturday’s Champions League final as Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 and England boss Gareth Southgate decided against […]

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De Ligt deserves move to big club, says Koeman

Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman believes 19-year-old Ajax Amsterdam defender Matthijs de Ligt has only scratched the surface of his potential, but deserves a move to a big club. De Ligt was one of the standout performers for Ajax during their run to the Champions League semifinals this season and has been linked with several of […]

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Ronaldo hat-trick sends Portugal into Nations League final

Cristiano Ronaldo hit a hat-trick as Portugal withstood a huge moment of VAR controversy to beat Switzerland 3-1 and reach the Nations League final on home soil in Porto. Ronaldo’s free-kick opened the scoring midway through the first-half, but the Swiss levelled when the referee overturned his decision to award Portugal a penalty to give […]

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Portugal, Swiss meet in Nations League semifinal

Portugal face Switzerland in the Uefa Nations League semifinal on Wednesday night at the Estadio do Bessa in Porto, Portugal. Kick-off is at 20:45 CAT. The UEFA Nations League semi-finals get underway tonight with Portugal and Switzerland in action.#UNL pic.twitter.com/EmYErcVAcO— SuperSport?? (@SuperSportTV) June 5, 2019 POSSIBLE LINE-UPS: Portugal: Rui Patrício; João Cancelo, Pepe, Rúben Dias, […]

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Reyes laid to rest in Spain after car crash

Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral in Spain on Monday of former Real Madrid and Arsenal forward Jose Antonio Reyes, who was killed in a weekend car crash. Reyes’ coffin, drapped in the flag of his boyhood club Sevilla, was carried through the streets of his hometown of Utrera before the funeral service at a […]

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‘I don’t see myself as head coach’ – Sorg steps in for Loew

Germany assistant coach Marcus Sorg, 53, will stand in for Joachim Loew in Germany’s two Euro 2020 qualifiers this weekend, but said on Monday that he harbours no secret ambitions to take Loew’s job in the long term. Head coach Loew will miss upcoming games against Belarus and Estonia as he recovers from a minor […]

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‘Proud’ Pochettino hints he could stay at Spurs after final defeat

Mauricio Pochettino kept tight-lipped about his future as Tottenham Hotspur coach after his side lost the Champions League final to Liverpool on Saturday. The Argentine has been linked with a move to Italian champions Juventus and German giants Bayern Munich but suggested he may stay to try to guide Spurs to another final after their […]

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Klopp hails ‘best night’ of his life after ending final hex

Jurgen Klopp revelled in the biggest night of his managerial career on Saturday after winning Liverpool’s sixth Champions League title, ending a run of six straight losses in finals.Klopp had lost his two previous Champions League finals, against Bayern Munich as Borussia Dortmund boss in 2013 and last year against Real Madrid, the 2016 Europa […]

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Tottenham vs Liverpool LIVE, Champions League Final 2019: Commentary stream and latest score

Things have got off to an electric start after Sadio Mane’s attempt at a cross was adjudged to have been handled by Moussa Sissoko by referee Damir Skomina , who pointed to the spot. There was a substantial wait as the video assistant referee checked the decision, but Salah kept his nerve and buried the […]

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Warner returns from ban to star for Australia

David Warner and Steve Smith returned to international cricket on Saturday to see Australia through to a comfortable seven-wicket win over Afghanistan in their World Cup opener at Bristol’s County Ground. Warner top-scored with an unbeaten 89 while Smith made 18 as Australia easily chased down a modest target after Afghanistan, who won the toss […]

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Halep eases into last 16; Osaka, Williams out

Serena Williams’s bid to win a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title was thwarted again on Saturday when she was knocked out of the French Open 6-2, 7-5 by compatriot Sofia Kenin in the third round.It was 37-year-old Serena’s earliest exit at the Slams since a third round loss to Alize Cornet at Wimbledon in 2014. […]

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Klopp hoping to break curse in UCL final as Spurs wait on Kane

Jurgen Klopp refused to accept that luck had anything to do with him losing six straight finals as he leads Liverpool into Saturday’s all-English Champions League decider against Tottenham Hotspur, who will make a late call on the fitness of Harry Kane. Klopp has not come out on the winning side in a final since […]

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Thiem, Djokovic, Zverev into third round

Last year’s runner-up Dominic Thiem overcame an entertaining challenge from Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik to reach the third round at Roland Garros for the fourth straight year on Thursday.The Austrian fourth seed was facing a fifth set when trailing 5-2 in the fourth, but reeled off five straight games to win 6-3, 6-7 (6/8), 6-3, 7-5. […]

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Semenya’s absence overshadows Stockholm Diamond League

Caster Semenya’s shadow will hang over the Diamond League meeting in Stockholm on Thursday even though the double Olympic 800 metres champion will be absent. The South African announced Wednesday she is launching a new appeal in the Swiss courts against new rules that would force her to take medication to lower her testosterone levels. […]

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Muguruza, Svitolina into French Open third round

Former champion Garbine Muguruza cantered into the third round of the French Open with a routine 6-4 6-1 victory against Swede Johanna Larsson on Wednesday. The Spaniard, seeded 19th, was kept on her toes in the opening set before motoring on in the second on Court Suzanne Lenglen. Garbi the Great ?@GarbiMuguruza marches past Johanna […]

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Maldini lined up for new role after Leonardo, Gattuso exit

AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini could be set for a new role in the club after chief executive Ivan Gazidis said Wednesday he wanted to convince the former Italy defender to become technical director. Brazilian Leonardo stepped down as sporting director on Tuesday, along with head coach Gennaro Gattuso, amid reports of financial cutbacks at […]

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Muguruza, Svitolina into French Open third round

Former champion Garbine Muguruza cantered into the third round of the French Open with a routine 6-4 6-1 victory against Swede Johanna Larsson on Wednesday. The Spaniard, seeded 19th, was kept on her toes in the opening set before motoring on in the second on Court Suzanne Lenglen.Muguruza, who lifted the Suzanne Lenglen Cup in […]

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City exploits gives England winning mentality – Maguire

England’s chances of landing the inaugural Nations League title – a first continental trophy since the 1966 World Cup – have been boosted by Manchester City’s exploits last season, says central defender Harry Maguire. The 26-year-old Leicester star – linked to a big money move to Manchester United – said City players like Raheem Sterling, […]

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City exploits gives England winning mentality – Maguire

England’s chances of landing the inaugural Nations League title – a first continental trophy since the 1966 World Cup – have been boosted by Manchester City’s exploits last season, says central defender Harry Maguire. The 26-year-old Leicester star – linked to a big money move to Manchester United – said City players like Raheem Sterling, […]

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The darker side of David Beckham revealed.

He’s long been the face of English football with his scene-stealing dress sense, celebrity marriage and role as adoring father to four children. However, as David Beckham was banned from driving today after being caught using his phone behind the wheel, it looks like the public’s love affair with the ex-England captain could be wearing […]