16 December 2019


England seek South African cure for travel sickness (6)
16 Dec 2019 AFP / DAVID GRAY In the runs but questions to answer - England captain Joe Root How do England score enough runs and take 20 wickets a match to be a competitive Test side away from home? These are the stark questions confronting Joe Root's men ahead of a four- Test tour of South Africa. While England are buoyed at home by the comforts of the Dukes ball and conditions that often assist quick bowlers, a combination of the far less
‘Couldn't wish for better year' - Tiger Woods completes road to redemption (5)
MELBOURNE (AFP)-Two years ago the future for Tiger Woods looked bleak to the point of darkness. Four back surgeries, countless knee operations, marital strife and run-ins with the law meant Woods had not won a major since 2008, had no tournament victories since 2013 and had seen his world ranking plummet to 656. But on Sunday, US player-captain Tiger Woods capped a year that has seen one of the most memorable comebacks in sporting history by driving his team
Golf: 'We gave it a hell of a go' - Els could captain again in 2021 (4)
Sport Golf: 'We gave it a hell of a go' - Els could captain again in 2021 16 Dec 2019 03:56PM MELBOURNE: Ernie Els said he might be like a crack at being Presidents Cup captain again in 2021 after seeing his young International team fall to an agonising defeat. The big South African spent months plotting a way to topple the United States for only the second time in Presidents Cup history after playing in the only team to achieve the feat in 1998, also at Royal Melbourne.
Everyone welcome? Gay football fans prepare for Qatar (4)
Doha (AFP) World Cup 2022 host Qatar has given the clearest indication yet that LGBT fans will be welcome, engaging with gay supporters as it hosts the Club World Cup - despite criminalising homosexuality. Organisers of the 2022 soccer spectacle travelled to Britain in recent months to meet Liverpool fan clubs including the side's gay supporters' group, individuals briefed on the meeting have told AFP.
Zimbabwe VP's wife arrested for suspected fraud, money laundering (2)
December 15, 2019 Zimbabwean authorities have arrested the wife of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga on charges of money laundering, fraud and violating exchange control regulations, the country's anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) said on Sunday. Marry Mubaiwa was arrested on Saturday evening and will likely appear in court on Monday, ZACC spokesman John Makamure said, He declined to give further details.
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