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Dutch soccer side Ajax Amsterdam has taken a 51 percent stake in Ghana's Ashanti Goldfields Sporting Club Ltd.

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.

South Africa will consider enforcing no-fly zones over cricket stadiums at the 2003 World Cup after last week's terrorist attacks on the US – as sporting events around the world tighten up on security.

The three-nation cricket tournament between Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe will go ahead as planned in October, organisers have said.

The International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption Unit is visiting South Africa this week for a series of meetings linked to security planning for the World Cup in 2003.

South Africa's soccer authorities face a damning indictment from an inquiry into the Ellis Park disaster, analysts have said.

The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) has angrily dismissed a rumour predicting the 2003 Rugby World Cup could be shifted from Australia and New Zealand to Europe.

South Korea has unveiled the fourth of its ten World Cup stadiums today with a friendly international against Nigeria.

South Korea is to create no-fly zones during next year's World Cup above its stadia amid security concerns sparked by the US attacks earlier this week.

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International sports leaders like to pretend to others, if not themselves, that sport is blissfully removed from politics.

The Extreme Sports Channel has extended its coverage beyond Europe after it signed a deal with pay-TV platform Showtime in the Middle East and Africa.

World heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman is prohibited from fighting anyone else for the next 18 months unless he gives former title holder Lennox Lewis an immediate rematch, a U.S. District Court judge ruled yesterday.

Officials from the International Cricket Council's (ICC) anti-corruption unit will meet organisers of the Sharjah tournament to combat potential match-fixing at this year's tournament.

Officials from the International Cricket Council's (ICC) anti-corruption unit will meet organisers of the Sharjah tournament to combat potential match-fixing at this year's tournament.

The England and Wales Cricket Board is monitoring unrest in Zimbabwe which could threaten England's tour of the country.

The Malaysian Hockey Federation (MHF) is hoping to raise US$3 million (B

South African terrestrial channel e.tv has secured the exclusive TV rights to the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea and Japan.