Saturday, July 24, 2021

British and Irish Lions: Lions fight back to clinch series opener

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The aerial battle was keenly contested throughoutSouth Africa: (12) 17Try: De Klerk Pens: Pollard 4British and Irish Lions: (3) 22Try: Cowan-Dickie Con: Biggar Pens: Biggar 4, FarrellThe British and Irish Lions drew first...

Tokyo Olympics: Zambia’s Banda claims her second hat-trick of Games

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Banda's penalty shortly before half time brought Zambia back into the gameZambia captain Barbra Banda became the first woman to score back-to-back hat-tricks at the same Olympics in her side's thrilling 4-4 draw...

Tokyo Olympics: Algerian judoka withdraws over potential meeting with Israeli

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Nourine announced his withdrawal shortly before his team-mates joined the opening ceremony at the OlympicsAlgerian judoka Fethi Nourine has withdrawn from Tokyo 2020 after the draw set him on course for a potential...

Tokyo 2020: Le Clos wants to be ‘best athlete South Africa has ever had’

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South African Olympic Swimmer Chad Le ClosWhen you've beaten history's most decorated Olympian in his prime, with Michael Phelps boasting a staggering 23 gold medals, you might think that could be enough to...

Tokyo 2020: Guinea withdraw on eve of Games over Covid fears

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Guinea at the Olympic Opening Ceremony in 2016The government of Guinea has decided not to send any athletes to the Tokyo Olympics over Covid-19 fears, two days before the Games' official start.The Guinean...

Tokyo 2020: Egypt’s Sherif to ‘play with heart’ in historic medal bid

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Mayar Sherif is the first Egyptian woman to ever win a singles Grand Slam matchMayar Sherif is no stranger to breaking barriers but as she embarks on her historic Olympic tennis campaign, she...

Tokyo 2020: Missing Ugandan weightlifter Julius Ssekitoleko found in Japan

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The Ugandan weightlifter who went missing from a pre-Olympic training camp on Friday in Japan has been found.The UOC's Secretary General, Beatrice Ayikoru, confirmed he had been found in a short video statement...

Tokyo Olympics: Zambia’s Copper Queens out to shine despite dented preparations

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When you are preparing to make your Olympic debut against women's football heavyweights and European champions, smooth preparations would help - but Zambia's Copper Queens have had anything but. The team upset...

Africa backs two-yearly World Cup despite biennial Nations Cup

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Africa has given its backing to staging the World Cup every two years even though it already hosts the African Cup of Nations on a biennial basis. Confederation of African Football (Caf) president...

The Open 2021: Louis Oosthuizen takes one-stroke lead into final day

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-12 L Oosthuizen (SA); -11 C Morikawa (US); -9 J Spieth (US); -8 C Conners (Can); -7 J Rahm (Spa), M Hughes (Can), D Frittelli (SA)Selected others: -5 S Lowry (Ire), P Casey...

African Champions League: Ahly seek tenth title as Chiefs chase first

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Holders Al Ahly are favourites to continue their remarkable dominance of the African club game on Saturday evening as they face South Africa's Kaizer Chiefs in Morocco. The Egyptians are looking to win...

Champions League: Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane is torn by final against boyhood favourites

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Pitso Mosimane is bidding to deny his home nation's Kaizer Chiefs from winning the African Champions LeagueAl Ahly's South African coach Pitso Mosimane admits that he is 'conflicted' about taking on Kaizer Chiefs,...

Montjane: ‘Wimbledon finals answered my Tokyo questions’

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Montjane and her British doubles partner Lucy Shuker were women's wheelchair doubles runners-up at WimbledonKgothatso Montjane may have lost two wheelchair finals at Wimbledon last weekend but the experience has sky-rocketed her confidence...

Ines Boubakri: Tunisian fencer on making history for Arab women

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Ines Boubakri battled through injury to win Olympic bronze in RioWinning Olympic bronze in Rio allowed Ines Boubakri to realise she no longer had to prove herself to anyone. The Tunisian had had...

Joel Obi: Nigeria midfielder ‘satisfied and sorry’ for Italian abuser

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Nigeria's Joel Obi says he feels 'sorry' for Michele Marconi after the Pisa player racially abused the midfielder last season, adding he is satisfied with the Italian's 10-match ban.Obi believes the punishment was...