At least six killed in Cameroon stadium stampede, says state broadcaster

25 January 2022, 7:10 AM
At least six fans died in a stampede at the Yaounde Olembe Stadium in Cameroon on Monday before the host nation's round of 16 game in the African Cup of Nations against Comoros, the Central African nation's national broadcaster reported.
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Alpine skiing-US medal hopeful Johnson to miss Games due to injury 25 January 2022, 11:39 AM

Olympic downhill medal contender Breezy Johnson will miss the Beijing Winter Games due to a knee injury sustained in a crash, she said on Tuesday.

Veteran forward Coyne Schofield named captain of U.S. women’s ice hockey team 25 January 2022, 1:47 AM

Olympic gold medallist Kendall Coyne Schofield will serve as captain of the U.S. women's ice hockey team at the Beijing Games next month, USA Hockey announced on Monday.

Gambia’s giant killing run continues as they knock Guinea out of Afcon 24 January 2022, 8:19 PM

Musa Barrow scored a 71st-minute winner as Gambia continued their giant killing spree at the Africa Cup of Nations by pulling off an upset 1-0 win over Guinea in Bafoussam on Monday to advance to the quarter-finals. Striker Barrow, one of the outstanding performers at the tournament, was set up by a defence-splitting pass from Yusupha Bobb […]

Lizelle Lee named 2021 ICC women’s ODI cricketer of the year 24 January 2022, 6:05 PM

The opening batter of the South African women's cricket team, Lizelle Lee has been named the 2021 ICC Women's One-Day International Cricketer of the Year. 

Comoros keeper now available for Cup of Nations clash 24 January 2022, 12:44 PM

Comoros Islands goalkeeper Ali Ahamada has returned a negative COVID-19 test and will be available to play on Monday against hosts Cameroon in the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations finals, officials said.

Liverpool edge closer to City, Chelsea back to winning ways 24 January 2022, 12:14 PM

Liverpool took advantage of Manchester City's dropped points with a 3-1 victory at Crystal Palace on Sunday, taking a small bite out of City's commanding lead of the Premier League.

Olympics
China warns of air pollution risks during Beijing Winter Games 24 January 2022, 7:21 AM

Weather conditions ahead of the Beijing Winter Olympics at the start of February are "very unfavourable" when it comes to air quality, China's environment ministry spokesman Liu Youbin warned on Monday.

Chelsea beat Spurs 2-0 to keep dwindling title hopes alive 24 January 2022, 4:33 AM

Chelsea kept alive their remote Premier League title chances with a 2-0 win over London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, set on their way by an exquisite strike from Hakim Ziyech which was quickly followed up by a Thiago Silva header.

Tunisia upset Nigeria to book Cup of Nations last-eight place 24 January 2022, 12:20 AM

Captain Youssef Msakni scored with a long-range shot to hand COVID-hit Tunisia an improbable 1-0 win over 10-man Nigeria in Garoua on Sunday to advance to the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.

Quinton de Kock
De Kock ton leads SA to ODI series sweep of India 23 January 2022, 7:39 PM

 Quinton de Kock scored a superb century as South Africa completed a clean sweep of their three-match one-day international series against India with a tense four-run victory at Newlands on Sunday.

Olympics
Memorandum of Cooperation on anti-doping intelligence of Beijing 2022 signed 23 January 2022, 1:01 PM

The Beijing 2022 organizers signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with the International Testing Agency (ITA), the General Administration of Sport, the Ministry of Public Security, the General Administration of Customs and China Anti-Doping Agency (CHINADA) on Thursday to cooperate in the anti-doping investigative information and intelligence.

Pele
Pele ‘super strong’ as he recovers from tumor, daughter says 23 January 2022, 12:15 PM

Soccer legend Pele is at home and "super strong" as he recovers from a colon tumor, his daughter said on Saturday (January 22) in what appeared to be a rebuttal of media reports that his condition had worsened.

Krejcikova dumps out injured Azarenka to reach quarter-finals 23 January 2022, 8:42 AM

Fourth seed Barbora Krejcikova saw off the challenge from an injury-hampered Victoria Azarenka to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals for the first time on Sunday, defeating the former world number one 6-2 6-2.

Man City’s winning streak is over, United break into top four 23 January 2022, 1:12 AM

Manchester City's seemingly unstoppable charge to the Premier League title slowed slightly as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Southampton on Saturday, snapping a 12-match winning sequence that had distanced their rivals.

Manchester United move into top four of Premier League 22 January 2022, 8:48 PM

Manchester United laboured but moved into the top four of the Premier League with a last-second goal from Marcus Rashford earning them a 1-0 win over West Ham United at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Comoros hit by COVID-19 outbreak at Cup of Nations 22 January 2022, 6:47 PM

The Comoros Islands have been hit by an outbreak of COVID-19 in their camp, including their coach and two available goalkeepers, two days before they are due to meet Africa Cup of Nations hosts Cameroon in the last 16.

Africa’s four superstars fail to ignite Afcon 22 January 2022, 5:37 PM

Africa’s four top players failed to make a mark at the Africa Cup of Nations finals but the start of the knockout rounds on Sunday offers a chance at least for Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah to deliver on their home continent.

Afcon heads into knockout round 22 January 2022, 3:53 PM

The Africa Cup of Nations finals head into the knockout stages from Sunday, lifting the stakes and adding excitement to a tournament that came alive over the last days after a static opening week.

2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualification preliminary round draw 22 January 2022, 1:30 PM

The draw for the preliminary round of the qualifiers for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, was conducted on Friday.

Man United ride luck to seal important win at Brentford 22 January 2022, 9:22 AM

Manchester United rode their luck before burying luckless Brentford with a second-half goal blitz to claim a 3-1 away victory on Wednesday and boost their challenge for a top-four finish in the Premier League.

Proteas beat India by 7 wickets to win 2nd ODI and series 21 January 2022, 9:09 PM

The Proteas beat India by 7 wickets to win the second One Day International match in Paarl, and in doing so the series against India as well

City winger Mahrez given week off after AFCON, says Guardiola 21 January 2022, 8:33 PM

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said Algeria international Riyad Mahrez will not be involved in Saturday's Premier League trip to Southampton after being given a week off following his team's early exit from the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Blitzboks beat Scotland 27-7 on Day 1 of Rugby’s Sevens Series in Spain 21 January 2022, 7:26 PM

South Africa had to come from behind to beat Scotland 27-7 on day one of the Malaga legs of World Rugby's Sevens Series.

Nadal, Barty advance to 4th round of Australian Open but Osaka crashes out 21 January 2022, 6:40 PM

World number five, Rafael Nadal of Spain, has advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne

Jota at the double as Liverpool beat Arsenal to reach League Cup final 21 January 2022, 10:07 AM

Diogo Jota's double earned Liverpool a comfortable 2-0 win at Arsenal in the second leg of their League Cup semi-final on Thursday, setting up a Wembley showdown against Chelsea.

Brazil’s Pele released from hospital after tumor treatment 21 January 2022, 2:41 AM

Brazilian soccer great Pele was discharged from hospital on Thursday after undergoing two days of treatment for cancer, the Sao Paulo clinic that treated him said.

Mali ease past Mauritania to claim top spot 21 January 2022, 1:53 AM

Left back Massadio Haidara's early goal set Mali on their way to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Mauritania on Thursday and top spot in Africa Cup of Nations Group F.

Sierra Leone out after penalty miss in loss to Equatorial Guinea 20 January 2022, 8:35 PM

Sierra Leone’s veteran striker Kei Kamara missed a late penalty to scupper their chances of reaching the next round of the Africa Cup of Nations as they lost 1-0 to Equatorial Guinea on Thursday.

Defending Champs Algeria knocked out of Afcon after Ivory Coast defeat 20 January 2022, 8:25 PM

Nicolas Pepe scored a superb solo goal as Ivory Coast beat Algeria 3-1 to send the defending champions crashing out of the Africa Cup of Nations finals on Thursday following a disastrous Group E campaign.

Proteas coach Mark Boucher faces disciplinary hearing 20 January 2022, 7:06 PM

South Africa national cricket team coach Mark Boucher faces a disciplinary hearing into allegations of gross misconduct, which could lead to his dismissal.