Police in Brazil close investigation into Neymar rape allegations

Police in Brazil probing rape allegations against football superstar Neymar have closed the case due to a lack of evidence, the Sao Paulo attorney general’s office said Monday. The police decision will be sent to prosecutors on Tuesday, who will have 15 days to evaluate the case, a spokeswoman for the attorney general’s office told AFP. A final […]

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AFCON 2019 casualties: Morocco coach Herve Renard quits

 Renard quits as Morocco coach Two-time Africa Cup of Nations winner Herve Renard quit his position as coach of with Morocco, following the country’s shock early exit at the tournament in Egypt. “It’s time for me to close this long and beautiful chapter of my life, not without some emotion and sadness, but it is […]

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Can Hlanti contain Salah? The confident Bafana defender is not afraid of facing the Egyptian

Bafana Bafana do not need to fear anyone‚ not even Egypt‚ left-back Sifiso Hlanti has said after the South Africans’ 2019 Africa Cup of Nations took another dramatic turn when they found out late on Tuesday night that they had qualified for the last-16. At a personal level‚ Hlanti said‚ he also does feel the […]

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Madagascar president charters plane for Africa Cup fans

‘Barea’, who take their nickname from a breed of local cattle, play DR Congo on Sunday for a place in the semi-final. Madagascan President Andry Rajoelina has chartered a special plane to take football fans to Egypt for the Africa Cup of Nations after the country unexpectedly qualified for the round of 16. Excitement has […]

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SWISS COURT REJECTS IAAF REQUEST TO REIMPOSE TESTOSTERONE RULES AGAINST CASTER

Lawyers for South African track star Caster Semenya say Switzerland’s Federal Supreme Court has rejected the IAAF’s urgent request to be allowed to immediately reimpose its eligibility regulations on her. In an order issued on Wednesday, the Swiss supreme court upheld its prior order made on 31 May in favour of Semenya. “The supreme court’s […]

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IN PICTURES: 94th Comrades Marathon

South Africans produced stellar performances during the 94th edition of the comrades on Sunday. Edward Mothibi and 2019 Two Oceans marathon winner Gerda Steyn won the men’s and women’s races respectively, With Steyn adding a national record to her victory. Mothibi made his Comrades debut in 2018 finishing in fourth place. This year however Mothibi stunned everyone winning the race in five […]

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Woman who accuses Brazil’s Neymar of rape gives details in TV interview

Brazilians for the first time late Wednesday heard from the woman who says that football superstar Neymar sexually assaulted her at a Paris hotel. Extracts of a televised interview with Najila Trindade Mendes de Souza, the alleged victim, aired just one hour before Neymar was about to enter the pitch for a friendly game between […]

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