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FC PLATINUM have lined up three friendly matches against Southern African clubs as they up their preparations for the Caf Champions League. ...

In the 40th over of Sri Lanka’s chase on Wednesday, Thisara Perera smacked Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer for 17 runs. Sri Lanka suddenly needed to score at less than six an over to win the one-day international (ODI) cricket game, and for the first time, the situation was under their control. ...

CAPS United have continued to strengthen their squad ahead of the 2018 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League season with defender Oscar Machapa completing his return to the Green Machine. ...

WARRIORS coach Sunday Chidzambwa has urged Khama Billiat to seriously consider an offer from Europe over the other leagues as several clubs stampede for one of the most sought-after forwards on the African continent. ...

THE International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged Rajan Nayer with three counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code after he tried to influence Zimbabwe national cricket team captain Graeme Cremer into fixing their Test series against West indies last year. ...

FOLLOWING his brilliant performance at the BMW SA Open Golf Championship last week where he finished an incredible fourth, rising star Scott Vincent’s continues to impress after he made a satisfactory start at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA, which teed off at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club yesterday. ...

If Arsenal forward, Alexis Sanchez does make the switch to Manchester United during this transfer window, he will join a team that, while 12 points behind Premier League leaders, Manchester City, have built the necessary platform for the Chilean’s strengths. ...

Zimbabwean attacker, Michelle Katsvairo is back at South African Premier Soccer League side, Kaizer Chiefs following his departure from Singida United. ...

HARARE football giants, Dynamos are angling to secure another Cameroonian forward, as they continue to build a squad they hope can win the league title in the forthcoming season. ...

Zimbabwe 290 for 6 (Raza 81*, Masakadza 73, Gunaratne 3-37) beat Sri Lanka 278 (Kusal 80, Thisara 64, Chatara 4-33) by 12 runs DHAKA — Sikandar Raza, Hamilton Masakadza and Tendai Chatara yesterday combined to lead Zimbabwe to a 12-run one-day international cricket win over Sri Lanka, their first victory against a full member at a neutral venue in 15 years. ...

Australia 135/3 beat Zimbabwe 134 (Bartlett 3/20) by 7 wickets with 31.4 overs remaining ...

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said his side would like to strive as a team when they start their tri-nation one-day international (ODI) series campaign taking on Zimbabwe at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka today. ...

KickOff.com has learnt that Orlando Pirates have stepped up their efforts to sign forward Khama Billiat from Mamelodi Sundowns. ...

NEWLY-formed Mutare side Manica Diamonds Football Club has attracted some of the top players in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League, in a bid to assemble a strong squad ahead of the Eastern Region Division One League programme. ...

After comprehensively winning their opening game against Papua New Guinea (PNG), Zimbabwe can secure their passage to the quarter-finals of the 2018 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup with victory over Australia today. ...

DESPITE their financial challenges, Shabanie Mine have successfully retained their technical team ahead of the new season. ...

AFTER being decimated by the departure of several stars including the reigning Castle Lager Premier Soccer League Golden Boot winner Dominic Chungwa, Caps United have moved to assemble what could turn out to be the deadliest attack on the domestic soccer scene, with reports suggesting former striker Simba Nhivi could return to the club. ...

The International Cricket Council (ICC) yesterday released the schedule for the World Cup qualifiers that will be hosted by Zimbabwe starting March 4. ...

A 27-MEMBER youthful Highlanders squad has embarked on a two-week training camp outside Bulawayo as new head coach Madinda Ndlovu starts preparations for the 2018 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League season. ...

THE Dynamos’ supporters leadership are determined to end violence and hooliganism at matches involving their team, and this week met with the club’s executive to find ways in which they can nip the scourge. ...

Bangladesh 171 for 2 (Tamim 84*, Shakib 37) beat Zimbabwe 170 (Raza 52, Shakib 3-43) by eight wickets ...

Despite the ongoing dispute with Chicken Inn over Lawrence Mhlanga, FC Platinum have taken the risk and registered the defender in their final Caf Champions League squad. ...

SCOTT Vincent was left to rue an average round three performance on Saturday at the BMW SA championships at the Glendower Golf Club in Ekurhuleni, as he missed on the chance to bag his first European Tour title. ...

ZIMBABWE’S junior tennis team continues to impress after Nicole Matukutire took 1st place in the Under- 14 category the under14 while Rufaro Mugarira came third at Zonal Tennis Championships taking place in Botswana. ...

CHICKEN INN are set to unveil Joey Antipas, who takes over the coaching reigns from Rahman Gumbo, whose contract expired last month and was not renewed. ...

A cold Dhaka needs a bit of warming up, so the cricket has come at a good time, and there is plenty at stake as Mirpur hosts the international game's middle-weight battle. ...

DYNAMOS have made a surprise U-turn on their decision to dismiss “bad-boy” Denver Mukamba (pictured), who will now be allowed to see out the remainder of his contract with the club. ...

Chicken Inn have reported Zifa to the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) over the dispute involving defender Lawrence Mhlanga, who has been allowed to join FC Platinum while the GameCocks argue he is still their player. ...

Former Dynamos defender Lincoln Zvasiya has attracted interest from Black Rhinos and How Mine following his ouster from DeMbare over alleged misdemeanours. ...

Scott Vincent continued his brilliant run of good form after moving into contention at the 107th playing of the BMW SA Open Golf Championship at Glendower yesterday to edge closer towards following in the footsteps of some of the country’s greatest ever golfers. ...