Monday, 22 October 2018

England players among top cricketers in new ‘spot-fixing’ claims.

An England and Wales Cricket Board spokesman said
that ECB analysis of al-Jazeera’s information
‘has cast no doubt on the integrity or behaviour of any England player, current or former’.

An al-Jazeera documentary has claimed that 15 international cricket matches in 2011 and 2012 were the subject of 26 spot-fixing scams, with “a small group” of England players alleged to have been involved on seven occasions.

Cricket’s Match-Fixers: The Munawar Files is the follow-up to the Qatar-based news network’s previous such programme in May this year. It looks into the movements of Aneel Munawar, an alleged operative for the Indian crime syndicate D-Company who was recently the subject of a public appeal by the ICC’s anti-corruption unit.

The film was made available by al-Jazeera on Sunday and details the alleged spot-fixing arrangements – ie the number of runs that would be scored by batsmen during a 10-over passage of play – supported by recorded telephone conversations in which Munawar allegedly outlines the agreed details to a bookmaker in India.

By Ali Martin.
Full story at Yahoo News.

Friday, 19 October 2018

EFCC arraign 3 NFF officials for mismanagement of $9.5m FIFA grant.

Gianni Infantino is yet to comment on the
accusations on the NFF (Complete Sports)

An investigation has been launched by to the activities of some NFF members on a FIFA grant.

Three members of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have reportedly been arraigned to the Federal High Court at Maitama Abuja by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over a FIFA grant worth $9.5m.

NFF Director of Administration and Finance Christopher Andekin, Head, Finance and Account Department Fadanari Mamza and Cashier Reagan Zaka are the three members of the football body that are the defendants.

According to a report by the Vanguard, The EFCC is accusing the trio of tampering with a sum of 9.5 million Dollars and $1.3 million received by the world governing body.

By Tosin Abayomi.
Full story at Pulse NG.

Thursday, 18 October 2018

SA black boxers continue to thrive in post-apartheid era after decades of racial barriers.

Vuyani Bungu (left) in action against Prince Naseem Hamed
in March 2000. Photo: Richard Heathcote/Reuters

JOHANNESBURG – The past 72 years have seen some great South African fighters at international and world level but the colour bar during the apartheid era prevented many black fighters from rising to their true potential.

Together with soccer, rugby and track and field athletics, boxing became a protagonist in the dismantling of apartheid. 

Mixed bouts between South Africans were legalised in 1977, but it was not until two years later that the last vestiges of the colour bar disappeared when the system of white, black and supreme titles were mercifully done away with.

Full story at IOL.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Serena Williams delighted as Duchess of Sussex wears jacket from star's collection during Australia tour.

The Duchess of Sussex gave a touching nod to her close friend Serena Williams by stepping out in a jacket from the tennis star's clothing line on day two of her visit to Australia.

Sporting a more casual look for a trip to the New South Wales city of Dubbo, the Duchess paired the grey plaid blazer with black Outlander jeans, a white shirt from Maison Kitsune and black boots by J Crew.

Williams, who has been friends with Meghan for several years, launched her fashion line, called "Serena", earlier this year, and describes the brand as "strong, sexy, sophisticated clothing".

The "Boss" jacket donned by Meghan on Wednesday sets buyers back $145 (£110) and features a notched collar and patch pockets.

By Our Foreign Staff.
Full story at Yahoo News.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Get the chequebook out! - Mayweather talks up potential Khabib clash.

Khabib Nurmagomedov called out Floyd Mayweather Jr.
on Saturday night and it did not take the American long to respond.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has joined Khabib Nurmagomedov in talking up the possibility of a money-spinning bout.

Nurmagomedov defeated Conor McGregor at UFC 229 to retain his lightweight title, although the victory was overshadowed by post-fight incidents in which the two were involved in clashes with members of the opposing camps.

And the Russian has received various offers as he waits to learn of possible penalties, with Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson set to meet the 30-year-old over a possible Bellator fight.

Full story at Yahoo News.

Monday, 15 October 2018

Double Olympic shotput champion Adams to have second child.

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Two-time Olympic shotput champion Valerie Adams is to have a second child, with the news coming just weeks after she opened up about her problems with infertility.

Adams used social media on Sunday to announce her pregnancy with a photograph of her one-year-old daughter Kimoana holding a sign stating "I'm going to be a sister".

The 34-year-old, however, also told TVNZ on Sunday the pregnancy would not stop her plans to end her glittering career at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

It was, however, due to her issues with fertility she felt she could not wait until after the Games to add to her family.

Full story at Yahoo News.

Friday, 12 October 2018

Gernot Rohr: 7 things Super Eagles boss said at his press conference.

7 things Super Eagles's Gernot Rohr said at press conference
ahead of the AFCON 2019 qualifiers against Libya (Pulse)

Ahead of the game against Libya, Rohr faced the media and spoke on a range of issues.

Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr faced the media on Wednesday, October 11 ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against Libya.

In the matchday three of the AFCON 2019 qualifiers, Nigeria will host Libya in Uyo on Saturday, October 13 before a return leg in Tunisia on Tuesday, October 16.

Ahead of the game, Rohr faced the media and spoke on a range of issues. These are seven things he said.

By Steve Dede.
Full story at Pulse NG.

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Bafana win against Seychelles crucial - Lorch.

Cape Town - Thembinkosi Lorch shared his reaction to receiving a late Bafana Bafana call-up and how a win over Seychelles will be vital in qualifying for AFCON 2019.

Thembinkosi Lorch was about to walk onto Orlando Pirates' training grounds when he received a call from his team manager, Floyd Mbele bearing news which took him by total surprise.

"Mr Mbele called me on Tuesday morning and said that I would not be training with the team this week as coach (Stuart) Baxter wanted me in the Bafana Bafana camp.

"I just dropped everything and made my way there (to the Bafana camp).

Full story at Sport24.