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Nigerian challengers Enyimba and Enugu Rangers received favourable draws when the CAF Confederation Cup play-offs pairings were made in Cairo Wednesday. Enyimba will have home advantage first against South African second division club TS Galaxy, who have won all four CAF matches this season, but against modest opponents. The Nigerian outfit from southeastern city Aba […]


Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa and Wydad Casablanca of Morocco will meet for the fourth consecutive season after the CAF Champions League group draw was made in Cairo Wednesday. Wydad defeated defending champions Sundowns on penalties in a 2017 quarter-final and the Moroccans won at home and drew away at the group stage the following […]


Inexperienced Sri Lanka completed a 3-0 clean-sweep in their Twenty20 series with world number one Pakistan on Wednesday with a 13-run victory in Lahore. Chasing a modest 148-run target, Pakistan were on course for victory with Haris Sohail’s 50-ball 52 with four boundaries and a six but leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga turned the tables with 3-21 […]


Maria Sharapova said on Tuesday that she could make a comeback at Luxembourg next week after her troublesome shoulder forced her to withdraw injured from the WTA indoor event in Linz. The five-time Grand Slam winner dropped out of the Austrian tournament last week but says that she could play in the Luxembourg tournament which […]


A fuming Andy Murray accused Fabio Fognini of shouting during a critical point as the Briton went down fighting in three bitter sets at the Shanghai Masters on Tuesday. The two players confronted one another in a lengthy exchange by the net near the end of a bad-tempered match that stretched past three hours, with […]


Exit Usain Bolt, enter the United States. As the desert dust settled on the World Championships on Sunday, American sprinters were left celebrating their biggest medal haul in more than a decade. After picking up just one gold medal in the men’s sprinting events in London two years ago, the Americans headed for home with five […]


A prominent US boxing trainer was in hospital Friday night with head injuries after allegedly being assaulted at a weigh-in in Flint, Michigan. James Ali Bashir was punched from behind and knocked unconscious during the weigh-in at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center, US media reported. The TMZ.com website said Michigan police have a suspect […]


Houston pitcher Justin Verlander threw seven scoreless innings and Jose Altuve belted a two-run homer to propel the Astros to a 6-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in game one of their Major League Baseball playoff series on Friday. Verlander took a no-hitter into the fifth inning and eventually departed having allowed just one […]


Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer jealously lauded the killer touch of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after the Arsenal striker secured a 1-1 draw for the Gunners at Old Trafford on Monday. A return of just nine points from their opening seven games is United’s worst league start for 30 years and leaves them already 12 points […]


New Zealand playing Canada may be a mismatch, but for All Blacks captain Kieran Read Wednesday’s clash in Oita is a vital step towards their target of a third consecutive World Cup. When they last met at the 2011 World Cup — since when the two-time defending champions are unbeaten at the World Cup — […]