THE GAFFER . . . Warriors caretaker coach Norman Mapeza (right) gives instructions to his troops as they take a break during yesterday’s international friendly against Zambia at the National Sports Stadium

Zim, Zambia in drab affair

Grace Chingoma Senior Sports Reporter— Zimbabwe . . 0 Zambia . . . . 0 EXACTLY five years after barking instructions from the Warriors dug out, Norman Mapeza found himself in familiar role yest...
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Chinless Manyuchi punished

Eddie Chikamhi Senior Sports Reporter CHARLES Manyuchi should have heeded the warning given by his challenger Qudratillo Abduqaxorov last week that he could be making “a dangerous mistake” of underra...
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Wisdom Mutasa quits DeMbare

Eddie Chikamhi Senior Sports Reporter DYNAMOS’ rebuilding exercise has suffered a big blow after two of their key players Elisha Muroiwa and Wisdom Mutasa yesterday joined the East African gravy trai...
DRIVING IN THE FAST LANE . . . Ferrari’s German driver Sebastian Vettel speeds through a corner on the way to winning the Formula One Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne yesterday. — AFP

Vettel masters Hamilton

MELBOURNE. — Four-times world champion Sebastian Vettel out-manoeuvred Lewis Hamilton and the world-champion Mercedes team with a stunning Formula One victory in the season-opening Australian Grand P...
NO DUTCH COURAGE . . . Netherlands captain Arjen Robben (second left) tries to work his way past Bulgaria’s Georgi Kostadinov (left) during their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification football match in Sofia on Saturday night. — AFP

Dutch suffer World Cup shock

PARIS. — The Netherlands’ hopes of reaching the World Cup soccer finals suffered a major setback on Saturday when the three-time runners-up slumped to a shock 2-0 defeat to Bulgaria. The loss left th...
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Vettel savours win

MELBOURNE. — Sebastian Vettel has lived through a number of false dawns at Ferrari but bright sunshine bathed the team’s garage after the German’s Australian Grand Prix victory yesterday.

Eastern Region tighten up

Takudzwa Chitsiga Sports Reporter ZIFA Eastern Region Division One soccer league will this year not include teams which are not from their jurisdiction says chairman Davison Muchena. The region, whos...

‘Hayatou ouster not a surprise’

JOHANNESBURG. — South African Football Association president Danny Jordaan said he was not surprised that veteran Confederation of African Football president Issa Hayatou was finally removed from his...

Local athletes flop in Uganda

Ellina Mhlanga Sports Reporter ZIMBABWEAN athletes found the going tough at this year’s IAAF World Cross-country Championships in Kampala, Uganda, yesterday where they failed to make an impression. Z...

Lyon roars for Aussies

DHARAMSALA. — Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon emerged as the unlikely hero, taking four key Indian wickets on an engrossing second day of the decisive fourth and final Test cricket yesterday.

Gunners, United to be crowded out

LONDON. — When the English Premier League returns after the international soccer break it does so as if making up for lost momentum; a full midweek programme follows this coming weekend’s fixtures an...

Black Caps in good position

HAMILTON. — Quinton de Kock batted through the pain of a damaged finger to bolster South Africa with a defiant 90 as the deciding Test cricket against New Zealand was evenly poised at the end of day ...

Kenya dominate champs

KAMPALA. — Kenya dominated the World Cross-country Championships yesterday, Geoffrey Kamworor defending his men’s title, Irene Cheptai leading a historic clean-sweep in the women’s race and Asbel Kip...

Federer, Wawrinka pull through

MIAMI. — Roger Federer survived a brave challenge from American qualifier Frances Tiafoe before emerging with a 7-6 (7/2) 6-3 victory as he got his Miami Open tennis title bid underway on Saturday.

Burkinabe team denied visas

LONDON. — Nigeria’s international friendly soccer match with Burkina Faso today in London has been called off after several Burkina Faso players failed to gain visas to enter the UK. According to the...