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ALL is set for the Old Mutual Vumba half-marathon scheduled for October 28, where the country’s top athletes are expected to converge. ...

HARARE City coach Philani Ncube has refused to dwell on his team’s relegation battle, and, instead, he has turned his attention to the Chibuku Super Cup semi-final match against fellow relegation strugglers Bulawayo City set for Barbourfields Stadium tomorrow afternoon. ...

JUST four months after the death of Edzai Kasinauyo, the football fraternity was yesterday robbed of another former Warriors player, Friday “Amayenge” Phiri. ...

CAPS United are trying to be secretive about their ambitions but whatever their target, it suffered a jolt after failing to beat a 10-man Black Rhinos in a Castle Lager Premiership football match at the National Sports Stadium yesterday. ...

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde celebrated his first 100 days in charge and Lionel Messi hit his 100th European goal as the Catalan giants swept aside Olympiakos 3-1 on Wednesday. ...

HIGHLANDERS’S bid for a more respectable finish in the 2017 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League campaign was boosted by their win over hosts Triangle in a match played at Gibbo Stadium yesterday. ...

IF Dynamos fail to win the title, they will probably look at their match against Tsholotsho on Wednesday, where they struggled to a home draw, as the day they tossed it away. ...

Two years ago, Atletico Madrid came within a penalty shoot-out of winning the Champions League — now they risk failing to even reach the knock-out stages. ...

Antonio Conte took the blame for Chelsea’s failure to protect their lead in a thrilling 3-3 draw against Roma in the Champions League ...

WEST INDIES vice-captain Kraigg Brathwaite has warned the two-Test cricket series against Zimbabwe will not be a straightforward one, and has urged his teammates to show the same self-belief and fighting spirit they displayed in their shock win over England at Headingley last August. ...

CHICKEN INN are refusing to disappear from the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League title matrix and their win yesterday against a sinking Harare City, coupled with two of their rivals dropping points on Wednesday, has put them firmly back in the hunt. ...

NORMAN Mapeza’s 100th game in charge of FC Platinum turned out to be an occasion to savour after his side beat Shabanie Mine in a spellbinding Zvishavane Derby at Mandava Stadium yesterday, to shoot top of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League table. ...

Golf no longer needs Tiger Woods to captivate global audiences because a new generation of young superstars has emerged in his absence, Olympic champion Justin Rose has said. ...

Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund face an uphill struggle to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League after they were unexpectedly held to a 1-1 draw by Apoel Nicosia on Tuesday which left them third in Group H. ...

McCarthy Dube was the toast of the day as relegated Bantu Rovers stunned visiting ZPC Kariba in a lunchtime Castle Lager Premier Soccer League kick off match at Luveve Stadium yesterday. ...

DYNAMOS’ title dream suffered a reversal yesterday after they were held to a draw by relegation-threatened Tsholotsho in a Castle Lager Premiership match at the National Sports Stadium. ...

Airforce of Zimbabwe side Chapungu frustrated title-chasing Ngezi Platinum Stars by holding them to a 1-all draw in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at Ascot Stadium yesterday. ...

It was a draw, but it was also a victory for Pochettino, read one Madrid headline yesterday morning and if the Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino does harbour a desire to one day coach Real Madrid, he did himself the power of good with this assured, intelligent display from his team. ...

HARARE City are confident of winning the Super Chibuku Cup after they were yesterday paired against Bulawayo City in the competition’s semi-final draw held in the capital. ...

BULAWAYO City will be desperate to pick maximum points when they face How Mine in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at Luveve Stadium this afternoon to ease their relegation worries, as they continue their fight to remain in the top league. ...

Brendan Taylor and Kyle Jarvis, both back to the Zimbabwe cricket fold after county stints, have been included in the Test squad for the two-match series against West Indies starting on Saturday in Bulawayo. ...

DYNAMOS’ title push received a major boost yesterday with the news that skipper Ocean Mushure (pictured), and the club’s leading goalscorer Christian Ntouba Epoupa could feature in the team’s must-win Castle Lager Premier Soccer League showdown against Tsholotsho at the National Sports Stadium this afternoon. ...

FORMER Caps United midfielder Tafadzwa Rusike is trying his luck at Zambian Premier Soccer League side Zanaco. ...

US-BASED Zimbabwean basketball player Simiselo Ncube Socks is not your typical athlete. Standing at just over two metres tall (6,6 feet), he looms over most of his teammates ...

WITH six matches left before the end of the 2017 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League season, Ngezi Platinum Stars coach Tonderai Ndiraya has stoked the flames by suggesting ...

Dynamos will be looking to win the championship for the first time since 2014 when they lifted it over four successive seasons under Kalisto Pasuwa. ...

FC PLATINUM coach Norman Mapeza has praised Mkhokeli Dube’s commitment and hard work after the striker opened his goal account for the club since he joined the club ...

“This is a game of fundamental importance for us. It’s a stage where we would want to amass as much points as we can to ensure our safety as the season is coming to an end,” he said. ...

Roger Federer got one over his old rival Rafael Nadal to win the Shanghai Masters 6-4, 6-3 yesterday in a showdown between the two best players on the planet. ...

Rowing Association of Zimbabwe (RAZ)has named a three-member junior team squad set to participate at this year's edition of African championships to be held in Tunisia at the weekend . ...