Africa

United Arab Emirates cricket authorities demanded yesterday that all of their team's matches in the ICC Trophy be replayed because two of their top players were refused entry into Canada.

Hasim Rahman's shock victory over Lennox Lewis in their world heavyweight title clash in South Africa on Sunday may give the sport of boxing a much-needed shot in the arm.

Sky Sports? digital viewers will be able to listen to everything the referee says when it launches Ref-Link for England?s Six Nations rugby clash with Italy at Twickenham, London on Saturday.

Nigeria pledged on Thursday that the building of facilities will be completed in time to host the All-Africa Games in 2003.

An interim report by investigators into cricket match-fixing allegations is to be placed before Indian Parliament next month, according to the country?s sport minister.

Australia, New Zealand and South Africa plan to turn their season upside down in 2002 by having domestic championships at the start of the season and the Tri-Nations at the end.

A multi-million rand community sports facility, sponsored by the UK aerospace and defence company, BAE Systems has opened in KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape.

UK government sports minister Kate Hoey has blasted England?s failed attempt to host the 2006 World Cup, claiming it was a waste of money, and that it never stood a realistic chance of winning.

South African stocks slumped in line with the nation's spirits after a decision by the world soccer governing body FIFA to give the 2006 World Cup soccer tournament to Germany.

The King commission into match-fixing faces a crucial week in which it will hear the testimony of former South African captain Hansie Cronje, the man at the centre of the storm.

South Africa has again disputed the campaigning tactics of World Cup 2006 bidding rivals, England.

MCC, the world's most famous cricket club, is to vote again on whether to allow women members for the first time in its 211-year history.

Allegations that two matches between Essex and Lancashire nine years ago were fixed are being investigated by the England Cricket Board.

Juan Antonio Samaranch has left the intensive care unit of the Swiss hospital he has been in for a week after suffering from chronic fatigue.

Cameroon's Issa Hayatou won a new term as president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), easily defeating Angolan Armando Machado at a CAF congress.

The United Nations investigator for children's rights has reported that professional soccer had joined the list of sectors shamed by child trafficking from underdeveloped countries.

A U.S. insurance giant and major Olympic sponsor has said the committee responsible for Sydney's successful bid for the 2000 Games appeared to have been involved in bribery.

Former South Africa captain Hansie Cronje opened on Wednesday his campaign to get a life ban overturned in the Pretoria High Court.

South African provincial cricket side Free State have played down suggestions Hansie Cronje will make a return to cricket with them if he wins his appeal against a life ban.

UK-based financial services group Old Mutual have been unveiled as title sponsor for the upcoming one-day cricket series between Zimbabwe and England.

German sports brand Puma has unveiled the first phase of its 2002 World Cup advertising campaign which focuses on the fortunes of the Cameroon national team.

Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh is close to signing a A$1million (US$490,000, B

The Ryder Cup and the Presidents Cup are trading places on the calendar beginning next year.

Former Australian test batsman and cricket administrator Barry Shepherd has died aged 64, the Australian Cricket Board has announced.