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Footballer Anele Ngcongca dies in a car accident aged 33

Footballer Anele Ngcongca dies in a car accident aged 33

Former South African football international Anele Ngcongca died in a car accident on Monday, according to the country’s IPSS Medical Rescue service. In a statement on its website, IPSS Medical Rescue said it responded to a single vehicle roll-over on the N2 highway near Mtunzini. “On arrival of IPSS advanced life support paramedics, they found…

Rugby league mourns the passing of 20-year-old Keith Titmuss

Rugby league mourns the passing of 20-year-old Keith Titmuss

Rugby league is mourning the death of promising star Keith Titmuss who one official said “had the world at his feet” after the 20-year-old died suddenly on Monday. According to his club the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, Titmuss was taken ill after a training session in the Sydney suburb of Narrabeen, Australia. He was taken…

Liverpool sets a new club record after victory against Leicester City

Liverpool sets a new club record after victory against Leicester City

The current Liverpool side is used to breaking records and the Reds set yet another on Sunday after beating Leicester City 3-0 at Anfield. Victory means Jurgen Klopp’s side is now unbeaten in its last 64 league games at home — a run that stretches back to May 2017. The previous record of 63 was…

US swimmer Caeleb Dressel breaks two world records in one hour

US swimmer Caeleb Dressel breaks two world records in one hour

Weekends are times when some people struggle for motivation. Caeleb Dressel apparently has no such issues. On Saturday, the American swimmer broke two world records as he competed in the International Swimming League final in Budapest, Hungary. Dressel smashed the previous 100-meter butterfly world record of 48.08 seconds to 47.78, pushed by previous holder Chad…

Tottenham Hotspur upset Manchester City to go top of Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur upset Manchester City to go top of Premier League

Goals from Heung-min Son and Giovani Lo Celso helped Tottenham Hotspur surprise Manchester City 2-0 and move to the top of the Premier League table. Son’s early stabbed finish gave Tottenham the lead early on, after a sumptuous through-ball from French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele. Despite constant Manchester City pressure including a disallowed goal from Aymeric…

Dominic Thiem edges Novak Djokovic in thriller to advance to final of ATP Finals

Dominic Thiem edges Novak Djokovic in thriller to advance to final of ATP Finals

Dominic Thiem needed two monster tie breaks to overcome Novak Djokovic and advance to the final of the ATP Finals, beating the Serbian 7-5, 6-7 (10-12), 7-6 (8-6) in a three-set thriller on Saturday. The reigning US Open champion produced his best tennis during the match’s biggest points, saving break points and set points to…

Haiti’s soccer chief banned for life for sexual abuse of young football players

Haiti’s soccer chief banned for life for sexual abuse of young football players

International football’s governing body, FIFA, has banned the president of the Haitian Football Federation (FHF), Yves Jean-Bart, from the sport for life, following an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment and abuse, the organization said in a statement. In May, Jean-Bart, also known as “Dadou,” was provisionally suspended by FIFA while the organization’s ethics committee…

Klay Thompson ruled out for second successive season after tearing Achilles

Klay Thompson ruled out for second successive season after tearing Achilles

For the second successive NBA season,the Golden State Warriors‘ will have to do without Klay Thompson. The perennial All-Star tore his right Achilles tendon during a workout on Wednesday, and an MRI scan in Los Angeles confirmed the seriousness of Thompson’s injury, said the Warriors on its website. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Thompson is…

Maternity support for female footballers welcomed as ‘essential step’ for the game

Maternity support for female footballers welcomed as ‘essential step’ for the game

Proposed new measures supporting female professional footballers who have children during their playing careers have been welcomed as an “essential step” for the game. FIFA announced on Thursday that its Football Stakeholders Committee (FSC) has backed reforms that would see women granted a minimum 14-week maternity leave — eight weeks of which must occur after…

Ecuador star Pervis Estupinan finds his missing passport after social media appeal

Ecuador star Pervis Estupinan finds his missing passport after social media appeal

Everyone knows the feeling. You’re on the way the airport and, suddenly, your heart drops: “I’ve forgotten my passport.” Ecuador defender Pervis Estupinan would have experienced such dread on Wednesday as he attempted to fly back to Spain after helping his country to a stunning 6-1 win over Colombia in World Cup qualifying in Quito.…

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is stunned by Daniil Medvedev at the ATP Finals

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is stunned by Daniil Medvedev at the ATP Finals

Daniil Medvedev produced a brilliant display to beat world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in straight sets, 6-3 6-3, at the ATP Finals on Wednesday. The 24-year-old made beating the 17-time grand slam champion look comfortable as he progressed into the semifinals of the tournament. Medvedev has now won three of his last four meetings against…

Vince Reffet, ‘Jetman’ pilot, dies in training accident in Dubai

Vince Reffet, ‘Jetman’ pilot, dies in training accident in Dubai

Vince Reffet, a French jetpack pilot who flew for Jetman Dubai, has died in an accident during training. The incident occurred in Dubai on Tuesday morning local time, according to a statement from the company, posted on Facebook. “Vince was a talented athlete, and a much-loved and respected member of our team,” the statement reads.…