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Uganda cranes plan for their next AFCON game

By Juliet Nalwooga. Uganda cranes coach Sebastian Desabre says they now have to plan for the next game after pulling off a good performance against DR Congo for the group A encounter in Cairo Egypt at the AFCON finals 2019. The Uganda cranes ended a 41-year wait for an Africa Cup of Nations victory when they beat the Democratic Republic of Congo’s leopards 2-0 nil. Uganda’s stunning win came through Patrick Kaddu and Emmauel Okwi’s goals. This is also Uganda’s first three points at the finals since a 2-1 semi-final win over Nigeria en route to the 1978 Afcon final. In a post-match presser Coach Desabre said the win is now history and they are now focused on the next match …

Spain manager Enrique quits after 11 months

Spain manager Luis Enrique has stepped down for personal reasons and will be replaced by assistant Robert Moreno after less than a year in charge. The former Barcelona boss signed a two-year contract in July 2018. Enrique had been absent since March because of “a family matter of an urgent nature” according to the Spanish Football Federation. The 49-year-old took over the national team following their exit from the 2018 World Cup in the last 16. In a brief statement on the RFEF website, Enrique later thanked staff at the federation “for the faith they have shown me and for understanding the situation”. Enrique took charge of Spain’s Nations League campaign, where they failed to reach the semi-finals, and began their Euro …

Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem to win 12th French Open title

Rafael Nadal maintained his stranglehold on the French Open by beating Austrian fourth seed Dominic Thiem in four sets to lift a 12th men’s singles title. The Spaniard won for the third straight year at Roland Garros with a 6-3 5-7 6-1 6-1 victory in a high-quality final. The 33-year-old is the first player to win 12 singles titles at the same Grand Slam and has now won 18 majors overall. It leaves the left-hander two Grand Slam titles adrift of Switzerland’s Roger Federer, who he beat in the semi-finals, and three clear of Serbian world number one Novak Djokovic, whose bid to hold all four majors was ended by Thiem. By BBC SPORTS.

Portugal claim inaugural Nations League Trophy by beating the Dutch

Hosts Portugal claimed their second trophy in three years by beating the Netherlands to win the inaugural Nations League. Fernando Santos’ side triumphed at the 2016 European Championship and Goncalo Guedes’ second half strike gave them a narrow victory in Porto which Santos said was evidence of their unity as a team. The victory was achieved through Guedes in the 60th minute of the game smashing in from the edge of the area. England finished third in the tournament after a victory on penalties over Switzerland in Guimaraes. Portugal are the first European nation to host and win a final of a major competition since France beat Brazil 3-0 in the final of the 1998 World Cup. By BBC SPORTS

Semenya can compete without testosterone-reducing medication after Swiss court ruling

Caster Semenya will not need to take testosterone-reducing medication to compete after a Swiss court temporarily suspended a new IAAF ruling. The Olympic 800m champion, 28, last month lost her challenge to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) against the implementation of a restriction on testosterone levels in female runners. The ruling would have affected women competing from 400m to the mile. Her legal representative Dr Dorothee Schramm said: “The court has granted welcome temporary protection to Caster Semenya. The IAAF said it had yet to receive notification of the new decision from the Swiss court. In its initial judgement Cas found that the new rules proposed by the IAAF – athletics’ world governing body – for athletes with …