Team SA claim two medals at IAAF U18 World Champs

Cape Town – Team SA opened their campaign in spectacular fashion on Wednesday, securing top spot in the medals table after the first day of competition at the IAAF World U18 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya.

Competing in wet conditions, sprinters Tshenolo Lemao and Retshidisitswe Mlenga earned gold and silver respectively in the Boys 100m final.

The duo scooped the nation’s first ever medals in a world championship event over the short-sprint distance, with Lemao clocking 10.57, holding off Mlenga by just 0.04. Jamaican speedster Tyreke Wilson settled for bronze in 10.65.

“It feels good to win the first gold of the championship for South Africa,” Lemao said afterwards. “I came prepared for the race after finishing second in my semi-final.”

Though he had entered the race as th...

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chile tothe finals after beating portugal


Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo was the hero as Chile reached the Confederations Cup final by beating Portugal on penalties.

Bravo denied efforts from Ricardo Quaresma, Joao Moutinho and Nani as Chile converted all their spot-kicks.

It was perhaps justice for Chile, who had a strong claim for a penalty denied deep in extra time and also hit the post twice in quick succession.

They will play either Germany or Mexico in Sunday’s final in St Petersburg.

Arturo Vidal, whose shot hit the post in closing stages of extra-time before Martin Rodriguez’s follow up also hit the woodwork, was successful from the spot for Chile along with Charles Aranguiz and Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez.

The dramatic finale lit up an otherwise dull encounter, with both sides looking tired after playing thei...

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Chelsea’s £60m Alex Sandro deal rocked as Manchester City and PSG join race for Juventus star


Chelsea’s hopes of wrapping up a deal for Juventus left-back Alex Sandro have been dashed at the last minute, with both Manchester City and PSG showing late interest.

The Blues appeared to be close to concluding a deal for the Brazilian, with a new and improved offer of £60 million enough to finally tempt the Italian champions into selling.

But, according to the reliable Gianluca Di Marzio, word of the price tag has reached rival clubs, giving City and PSG cause to weigh up bids of their own.

Pep Guardiola is known to want as many as four new full-backs this summer, and a move for Sandro appears to have been triggered as a deal for Monaco’s Benjamin Mendy continues to stall.

PSG, meanwhile, are in need of a new left-back after Maxwell took the decision to retire at the end of the 201...

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Florentino Perez does not ‘think’ Real Madrid are in talks with Manchester United over Alvaro Morata


Florentino Perez has provided a rather cryptic update regarding Alvaro Morata’s potential move to Manchester United, saying he does not ‘think’ Real Madrid are in talks over a transfer amid claims the club are holding out for a bigger fee.

The Spanish striker’s potential move to Old Trafford is one of the biggest stories of the summer window, with some recent reports even suggesting that Morata took a break from his honeymoon to speed up negotiations..

The Bernabeu boss, who was recently elected to a new four-year term, says much of the chatter currently surrounding Morata is pure agent talk, and categorically denied a fee had been agreed.

Speaking on esRadio’s El Primer Palo show, he said: ‘I don’t think we’re in negotiations with Manchester United, which is not to say th...

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Confederations Cup: Cameroon campaign ends with Germany defeat


Cameroon’s Confederations Cup campaign is over after a 3-1 defeat by Germany in their final Group B game on Sunday.

The African champions let in goals from Kerem Demirbay and Timo Werner, who netted twice, while Vincent Aboubakar grabbed a consolation goal for them.

The Indomitable Lions also had Ernest Mabouka sent off after confusion involving the Video Assistant Referee.

Sebastien Siani was initially dismissed in a case of mistaken identity before the error was corrected.

‘I didn’t know what was happening’

Colombian referee Wilmar Roldan consulted the VAR after a high challenge by Mabouka on Germany’s Emre Can led to Cameroon captain Siani wrongfully receiving a yellow card.

However, the initial outcome was to switch the colour of Siani’s card to red.

It was only after Cameroon’s playe...

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Mourinho ‘in compliance’ with all his tax obligations


Jose Mourinho has denied any wrongdoing after he was accused of tax fraud during his time in charge of Real Madrid.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has released a statement through his agent Jorge Mendes’ company Gestifute to stress that he is “in compliance” with all his tax obligations and has not heard anything to the contrary from the Spanish tax authorities.

The former Real Madrid boss has been accused of defrauding tax authorities to the tune of €3.3million by a Spanish regional prosecutor, with a complaint filed on Tuesday.

Mourinho is under suspicion of having committed two offences in relation to personal income tax, but the 54-year-old has denied any wrongdoing.

“Jose Mourinho has not received any notification with regards to the news published Tuesday...

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Kenya Premier League 2017 Table
1 Gor Mahia 13 18 8 10 27
2 Tusker FC 13 17 12 5 27
3 Ulinzi Stars 13 19 12 7 24
4 Posta Rangers 13 10 5 5 24
5 Kariobangi Sharks 13 12 9 3 21
6 Sofapaka 13 14 9 5 20
7 Nakumatt 13 12 11 1 19
8 Bandari 13 15 11 4 18
9 Kakamega Homeboyz 13 8 6 2 18
10 Nzoia Sugar FC 13 18 14 4 17
11 Chemelil Sugar 13 10 9 1 17
12 AFC Leopards 13 10 13 -3 15
13 SoNy Sugar 13 9 13 -4 15
14 Zoo FC 13 11 17 -6 13
15 Muhoroni Youth FC 13 7 15 -8 11
16 Thika United 13 12 18 -6 10
17 Western Stima 13 9 19 -10 10
18 Mathare United 13 10 20 -10 9
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Arsene Wenger reveals board meeting on Tuesday will decide his managerial future


Arsene Wenger guided Arsenal to a record 13th FA Cup success with a deserved victory over 10-man Chelsea before declaring his future will “be very clear” following a board meeting on Tuesday.

The 67-year-old also became the FA Cup’s most successful manager as he claimed a seventh winners’ medal.

The 2-1 victory over London rivals and newly-crowned Premier League champions Chelsea came courtesy of a controversial Alexis Sanchez opener on five minutes, with Aaron Ramsey then heading Arsenal back ahead three minutes after Diego Costa’s deflected equaliser.

Sanchez appeared to handle the ball in the build-up to his strike, which was provisionally ruled offside until referee Anthony Taylor over-ruled his assistant.

Chelsea got themselves back into the contest as Costa struck despite the...

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man utd win europa league


Manchester United claimed their second major trophy of the season and secured Champions League football as they overcame Ajax to win the Europa League final in Stockholm.

On an emotional night following the attack which killed 22 people at Ariana Grande’s concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday, United’s fans were allowed a measure of celebration as Jose Mourinho’s side won in comfort.

Paul Pogba’s deflected shot put them ahead in the 18th minute and Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s sixth Europa League goal of the campaign, flicked in from Chris Smalling’s header at a corner, confirmed they would add to the EFL Cup won against Southampton earlier this season.

Wayne Rooney made a brief appearance as a substitute with a minute left and the game won, being handed the captain’s armband by Antonio Valenc...

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Kenya: Shujaa Close Season With 5 Points in London


Kenya’s hopes of closing the 2016/17 HSBC Sevens World Series season with a bang went up in smoke after succumbing to a deserved 45-5 defeat to Fiji in the London 7s Challenge Trophy semi-final played at the Twickenham Stadium on Sunday.

Disappointing Kenya collected five points in London as the season came to an end to finish 12th overall on 63 points.

Head coach Innocent Simiyu only managed to reach two Main Cup Quarter finals in Cape Town and Singapore, a massive drop in performance compared to last season where Kenya finished seventh on 98 points under the management of head coach Benjamin Ayimba.

Against Fiji, it was a one sided match as Kenya only got one try late in the second half through a solo effort from Dennis Ombachi.

With Fiji finding themselves contesting the Challenge Tro...

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