Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Sports News (1532)

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice and missed a penalty as Portugal defeated Latvia in a World Cup Group B qualifier.

Boxer Kell Brook has insisted he will not give up his IBF welterweight title after returning to training.

Donald Trump's victory in the United States presidential election has given an "added layer" to Friday's World Cup qualifier against Mexico, says USA captain Michael Bradley.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton got his critical Brazilian Grand Prix weekend off to the ideal start with fastest time in first practice.

Neymar and Philippe Coutinho each scored as Brazil beat Argentina 3-0 in their 2018 World Cup qualifier.

Referees have been told to crack down on incidents which could lead to concussion in rugby union's autumn international series.

Tennis star Maria Sharapova will be reinstated as a UN goodwill ambassador when her suspension for using a prohibited drug expires next April, a UN statement says.

Fifa says it has not banned the display of poppies by England and Scotland footballers, insisting any such claim is a "distortion of the facts".

Malawi is set to roll out the inaugural Para Athletics Championships in January next year.

This has come with a special call to parents and guardians to let children with disabilities participate in various sports.

Chairperson of the Para Athletics Committee announced that venues are yet to be identified.

Joseph Galanje added that the Southern region of the country will be the first to conduct qualifiers.

President of the Malawi Paralympic Committee said they are currently training coaches, athletes’ managers, athletes and classifiers.

Taonere Banda made history by becoming Malawi's first Paralympic athlete, competing in the women's T12-13 1500m.

Though the Paralympic Committee arranged for two athletes to take part at the Rio Paralympics only Banda made the cut for the race.

The 20-year-old, who was born visually impaired, took part at  Paralympic games held in Brazil one month ago.

In the year 2012 the Malawi Olympic team failed to participate in the Paralympic Games which were held in London.


The team's failure led to sanctions by the International Paralympic Committee as it was provided with funding to send two athletes but ended up using it elsewhere. 

Stakeholders are demanding substantial financial injection into netball, days after the Malawi Queens won their first ever bronze medal at the Fast5 World Series in Australia.

The Chicago Cubs have won Major League Baseball's World Series, ending the longest title drought in the game.

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