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SA striker killed in crash

Johannesburg: Promising South Africa striker Lesley Manyathela was killed in a car accident on Saturday night, hours after he had scored for his club Orlando Pirates in a cup tie.

The 21-year-old, who had been on trial at French champions Lyon earlier in the week, died instantly when his car overturned near his home town of Mussina in South Africa’s northern province, club officials said on Sunday.

Manyathela, the leading scorer in South Africa’s premier league last season, was driving home after playing for the Pirates in a Super Eight Cup quarter final in Johannesburg, where he scored in a 2-1 defeat at Jomo Cosmos.

Kalyani lifts 3 golds

New Delhi: India's K. Kalyani won three gold medals in the Asian junior weightlifting championship being held in Bali.

Kalyani dominated girls' 48 kg section, securing top positions in snatch, jerk and overall categories, according to information received here.

Earlier, Indian lifters finished third behind Indonesia and Chinese Taipei in the Asian youth championships held here from Tuesday to Friday.

Lewis plans to rest

London: Britain’s world heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis will take the rest of the year off, but has made no final decision on whether to hang up his gloves for good.

Lewis retained his WBC title in June with a sixth-round win over Vitali Klitschko after the Ukrainian suffered a horrific cut.

Plans for a rematch in November were immediately proposed. However, they were scuppered by Lewis only last week.

While he is still undecided about whether to retire from the sport, the 37-year-old says he has no plans to fight again this year. “I haven’t decided if I will retire yet. Nothing is final. But, I do know that I am not going to fight this year,” he said.

Duberry out for 8 weeks

London: Leeds United will be without defender Michael Duberry for up to eight weeks after he suffered a broken cheekbone in a pre-season friendly against Aston Villa.

Duberry was caught in the face by the boot of Villa striker Juan Pablo Angel eight minutes into Saturday’s game in Dublin, the Leeds website reported on Sunday. The defender was taken to a Dublin hospital for x-rays which confirmed a fracture.

Contra suffers injury

Madrid: Atletico Madrid will be without defender Cosmin Contra for around two months due to an ankle injury the Romanian international picked up in a pre-season tournament in Mexico, the club said Sunday.

The 27-year-old Contra tore ligaments in his right ankle during a match against Serie A side Roma in Monterrey. Contra had his leg put in plaster at a Madrid clinic soon after the team's return.


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