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Staff Reporter. South Africa will spend 11 days in France in October to avoid quarantine before three Tests in Britain, the organisers of the 2023 Rugby World Cup said on Thursday. The World Cup-winning Springboks head to Wales on 6 November, Scotland seven days later and England on 20 November…
By Anthony Moruthane. @PictureCafé. Johannesburg,23 September 2021 - ITF $25,000 World Tennis Tour. Rising South African tennis stars, Kholo Montsi and Alec Beckley have both reached their maiden ITF $25,000 World Tennis Tour quarterfinal round at the SA Spring Open on Thursday. South African teen sensation Montsi defeated Markos Kalovelonis…
Staff Reporter. Eoin Morgan's Kolkata Knight Riders picked up their second successive win of the rearranged Indian Premier League to boost their play-off hopes and dent those of holders Mumbai Indians. KKR chased 156 in 15.1 overs with Rahul Tripathi making 74 off 52 balls and Venkatesh Iyer a 30-ball…
Staff Reporter. Romelu Lukaku says footballers can do more to tackle racism than just taking the knee and wants social media companies to meet with players to help combat the issue of online abuse. The Chelsea striker says the gesture alone is not enough as players are continuing to receive…
By Michael Vlismas. @Galloimages. Dublin, Ireland (22 September 2021) – Vodacom Bulls flyhalf Johan Goosen literally left his teammates eating his dust and shocked all when he raced away from speedsters like Madosh Tambwe and Cornal Hendricks, and brushed off hits from forwards Bismarck du Plessis and Arno Botha in…
Staff Reporter. Holders Manchester City will travel to West Ham in the Carabao Cup fourth round. West Ham beat Manchester United in round three and will face their neighbours - who have won the past four EFL Cups - next. Championship side Preston will host Liverpool at Deepdale, while Arsenal…
Staff Reporter. Marco Asensio scored a superb hat-trick as Real Madrid reclaimed top spot in La Liga with an emphatic victory over Mallorca at the Bernabeu. Asensio scored twice in five first-half minutes - either side of Lee Kang-in's well-taken response for the visitors. The Spaniard found the bottom corner…
Staff Reporter. Aaron Connolly scored twice as Brighton reached round four of the Carabao Cup with a 2-0 win over Swansea City. Graham Potter made 11 changes to the side which started Brighton's last Premier League game and the Seagulls had to work hard for victory. Championship Swansea, who made…
Staff Reporter. Sunrisers Hyderabad's dismal run in this season's Indian Premier League continued as they lost to Delhi Capitals by eight wickets in Dubai. Kagiso Rabada (3-37) and Anrich Nortje (2-12) were the pick of the bowlers as Sunrisers were restricted to 134-9. Shreyas Iyer hit 47 as Delhi reached…
Staff Reporter. The Monaco Grand Prix is to undergo a historic change of format next season by changing to a three-day weekend. Traditionally, Monaco has been held over four days, with the first practice day on Thursday, and Friday a free day for Formula 1 teams and drivers. But to…
Staff Reporter. Juventus produced a second-half fightback to earn their first Serie A victory of the season against Spezia. Centre-back Matthijs de Ligt scored the winner from a corner six minutes after Federico Chiesa's equaliser. Spezia had produced their own comeback from a goal down through Emmanuel Gyasi and Janis…
By Anthony Moruthane. Photo Credits: Picture Cafe. Johannesburg,22 September 2021 - Several South African rising tennis stars safely progressed into the second round of the SA Spring Open at Ellis Park Tennis Courts in Johannesburg on Wednesday. There were mixed fortunes for the Kruger sisters, Zoe and Isabella, as Zoe…
Staff Reporter. Golden Arrows and AmaZulu played 2 -2 draw in a thrilling 2021/22 DStv Premiership fixture at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium in Clermont. The result moved Amazulu onto three points for the season, with Benni McCarthy's men still in search of their first league victory of the campaign. A…
Staff Reporter. Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez has completed a move from Everton to Qatari side Al Rayyan for an undisclosed fee. The 30-year-old leaves Goodison Park 12 months after joining the Toffees. Having signed from Real Madrid, Rodriguez scored six goals in 26 appearances in all competitions for Everton last…
Staff Reporter. Tyson Fury's co-promoter Frank Warren is confident an all-British undisputed heavyweight title fight with Anthony Joshua will happen. But he added both fighters will "go where the money is" when it comes to deciding where they meet. Warren is hoping Joshua successfully defends his belts against Oleksandr Usyk…
Staff Reporter. Lionel Messi has been left out of the Paris St-Germain squad to face Metz on Wednesday because of a knee injury. The 34-year-old Argentina superstar underwent a scan on Tuesday after being substituted 14 minutes from time in Sunday’s 2-1 victory over Lyon and is due to be…
Staff Reporter. Swallows FC head coach Brandon Truter and his grey sweatshirt. Picture: Samuel Shivambu / BackpagePix. Swallows FC head coach Brandon Truter's is expected to return to action in two weeks after being placed on leave by the club earlier this week. Truter has taken time off following the…
Staff Reporter. Al Ahly have decided to deduct the salaries of players and the coaching staff after losing the Egyptian Super Cup to Tala’a El-Gaish. Less than one month after losing the Egyptian Premier League title to arch rivals Zamalek, Al Ahly fell once again this time in the 2019/2020…
Staff Reporter. Luis Suarez scored two late goals as La Liga champions Atletico Madrid came from behind to beat neighbours Getafe. Getafe's first goal against Atleti since 2011 came when Stefan Mitrovic's header hit the post and went in off goalkeeper Jan Oblak's hand. That was the first time they…
Staff Reporter. Riyad Mahrez scored twice as holders Manchester City came from behind to thrash League One Wycombe and reach the last 16 of the Carabao Cup. The visitors took a shock lead through Brandon Hanlan, but Kevin de Bruyne levelled seven minutes later. Mahrez claimed his double either side…
Staff Reporter. Banyana Banyana secured a 4-2 victory over Nigeria to lift the Aisha Buhari Cup on Tuesday at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena. Banyana came into the clash on the back of a 3-0 win over Ghana, while Nigeria defeated tournament hosts Mali 2-0 in their opening encounter. South Africa…
Staff Reporter. Hungary have been ordered to play two matches behind closed doors by Fifa following the racism English players experienced at the World Cup qualifier in Budapest on 2 September. However, the second ground closure is suspended for two years. The Hungarian Football Federation has also been fined £158,400…
By Anthony Moruthane. @PictureCafé. Johannesburg, South Africa, 21 September 2021 - Men's top seed Konstantin Kravchuk of Russia suffered a surprise defeat at the hands of South African rising tennis star Alec Beckley, losing 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(3) in the SA Spring Open first round on Tuesday at Ellis Park Tennis…
By Michael Vlismas. Dublin, Ireland (21 September 2021) – The Vodacom Bulls have shown their Vodacom United Rugby Championship intent in some high intensity training sessions in Dublin these past two days as they prepare to open their campaign against Irish powerhouses Leinster at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. "We…
Staff Reporter. Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber has recalled the experienced trio of Lood de Jager, Elton Jantjies and Frans Steyn for Saturday's Rugby Championship Test against New Zealand in Townsville. Nienaber has made five changes to the match-day squad for the Test against the All Blacks, with Trevor Nyakane remaining…
Staff Reporter. Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has announced a provisional 34-man squad ahead of next month's 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Ethiopia. Broos side are set to resume their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign during the October international break with a highly-anticipated double-header against Group G rivals…
Staff Reporter. Ronald Koeman "won't answer any more questions about the future" after Ronald Araujo's injury-time header rescued a point for his poor Barcelona side against Granada. It did little to paper over the cracks of another poor home display as the pressure continues to build on Koeman. Centre-back Araujo…
Staff Reporter. England have withdrawn their men's and women's teams from series in Pakistan that were due to take place in October. The men were set to make their first trip to Pakistan since 2005, while the women had never before played there. On Friday, New Zealand's men abandoned their…
Staff Reporter. Kolkata Knight Riders put in a complete performance to thrash Royal Challengers Bangalore by nine wickets in the second fixture of the rescheduled IPL. KKR, led by England white-ball captain Eoin Morgan, bowled their opposition out for just 92 despite losing the toss. Andre Russell and spinner Varun…
By Anthony Moruthane. Johannesburg, 20 September 2021 - The men's and women's singles draw for the second instalment of the SA Spring have been revealed at Ellis Park Tennis Courts on Monday afternoon. Spearheading the women's singles challenge of the $25 000 ITF World Tennis Tour event will be Valentini…
By Michael Vlismas. @GettyImages. Dublin, Ireland (20 September 2021) – As the Vodacom Bulls team bus rolled into Dublin for the first leg of their Vodacom United Rugby Championship tour, Bismarck du Plessis was regaling some of the younger players with stories of his many rugby memories from these parts.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Orlando Pirates midfielder Ben Motshwari is a free man for now after the case against him has been struck off the roll due to insufficient evidence. Motshwari appeared in Randfontein court after he was arrested this morning. This website broke the story on Sunday that Motshwari has…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Lionel Messi made his home debut for Paris St-Germain but was replaced in the second half as they went on to beat Lyon to make it six wins from six. Summer signing Messi hit the angle of post and bar with a free-kick in the first half…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Orlando Pirates have confirmed they have suspended their midfielder Ben Motshwari after he was charged by the police on Monday. "Orlando Pirates Football Club can confirm that it has suspended midfielder [Ben] Motshwari after being charged by police this morning. Mr Motshwari will remain suspended, pending an…
By Anthony Moruthane. New York, United States, 19 September 2021 - South Africa coasted to a convincing victory without dropping a set in their two-day Davis Cup by Rakuten World Group II tie against Venezuela at Forest Hills Stadium in New York. Replacing regular doubles player Ruan Roelofse on Sunday,…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns secured an impressive 3-0 victory over TS Galaxy in a DStv Premiership match at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Sunday evening. Sundowns toppled Tshwane giants SuperSport United from the top spot on the league standings,while Galaxy slipped down to the 15th spot on the log. The…
Staff Reporter. Chelsea stretched their unbeaten Premier League run to five games as Thomas Tuchel's team deservedly beat Tottenham. After managing no shots on target in the first half, the visitors looked like a different team after the break and scored three second-half goals at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The…
Staff Reporter. Jomo Cosmos and Cape Town Spurs continued their struggles in the GladAfrica Championship as they recorded defeats on matchday four. Cosmos remain winless this season after succumbing to a 2-1 defeat to an unbeaten Hungry Lions side away with Cleopas Dube scoring the visitors' consolation goal on Saturday.…
Staff Reporter. Jesse Lingard came off the bench to score a stunning late winner against his old side and David de Gea saved an injury-time penalty as Manchester United dramatically came from behind to beat West Ham. Lingard, who spent a successful loan spell at London Stadium last season, appeared…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. West Ham led the tributes for their former player Jimmy Greaves,who has died aged 81. On what will be an emotional day across football grounds, the Hammers held a minute's applause before their Premier League match against Manchester United. A minute's applause also took place at the…
Staff Reporter. Philippine boxing star Manny Pacquiao says he is to run for president in next year's election. He was nominated as a candidate by a faction of the ruling party, PDP-Laban. On top of a glittering career as a fighter, Mr Pacquiao, 42, is a senator in the Philippines'…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Orlando Pirates players celebrate a goal. (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images). One of Orlando Pirates' biggest stars is wanted on the charges of domestic violence in Randfotein. The source told Fullview that the player has been playing hide and seek,with other police officers trying to hide him.…
By Anthony Moruthane. New York, United States, 19 September 2021 - South Africa got off to a superb start on Saturday, winning their opening singles matches in their Davis Cup by Rakuten World Group II tie against Venezuela in New York. Playing at a neutral venue at the historic Forest…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs head coach Stuart Baxter has apologised to the club's supporters following the Soweto giants' defeat to Royal AM on Saturday evening. Chiefs succumbed to a humiliating 4-1 loss to Royal AM in a PSL match at their home ground, FNB Stadium. Speaking after the final whistle,…
Staff Reporter. AmaZulu showed fortitude to thrash Nyasa Big Bullets and claim a well-deserved 3-1 win at the Bingu National Stadium in Malawi on Saturday The result meant that Usuthu won the two-legged playoff 3-2 on aggregate after losing the first leg 1-0 in Durban last week. AmaZulu joined their…
Staff Reporter. Kesa Molotsane snatched a thrilling victory in the senior women's race and local favourite Mbuleli Mathanga destroyed his opposition to win the men's title at the ASA Cross Country Championships in Amanzimtoti, Durban on Saturday, which was Day 2 and final day. The championship was held over two…
Staff Reporter. Aston Villa scored three second-half goals in a brilliant display that saw Everton's unbeaten run ended at Villa Park. As one of only five Premier League teams still unbeaten before Saturday's game, the Toffees were undone by three goals in nine minutes as the hosts deservedly took all…
Staff Reporter. Bayern Munich cruised to an emphatic 7-0 victory over VfL Bochum to move to the top of the German Bundesliga. Bayern, who lead on 13 points from five games a point ahead of Wolfsburg,killed off the game in the first half and never took their foot off the…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs suffered their first home defeat of the DStv Premiership season after 4-1 loss to Royal AM. This was Chiefs’ second successive defeat in a week. A week ago, they were beaten by champions Mamelodi Sundowns in Tshwane. Royal AM started well with intent when Victor Letsoalo…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool remain unbeaten in the Premier League this season after Sadio Mane scored his 100th goal for the club in a victory against Crystal Palace. Jurgen Klopp's side created numerous chances against a resilient Palace before Mane pounced on a rebound at the back post in the first…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates made it two wins in a row when they fought back to secure a 3-1 over Chippa United at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Phakamani Mahlambi marked his first start for the Chippa with a goal, but three goals from Tshegofatso Mabasa, Abel Mabaso…
Staff Reporter. Brentford claimed their first win on the road in the Premier League with a comfortable victory over Wolves at Molineux. The newly-promoted London side, who arrived in the West Midlands with an unbeaten away record, took a first-half lead with a well-struck Ivan Toney penalty. The Bees forward…
By Michael Vlismas. @SunshineTour. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Louis Albertse handled the pressure of chasing down his first Sunshine Tour title like a real professional on Saturday as he won the third leg of the Vodacom Origins of Golf Series at Mount Edgecombe Country Club Estate. The 25-year-old began the final…
Staff Reporter. Banyana Banyana were unstoppable in their first match of the Aisha Buhari Cup as they slotted three past the Black Queens of Ghana at the Mobolaji Johnson Stadium in Lagos, Nigeria on Friday. Desiree Ellis’s soldiers came into the Buhari tournament after a long layoff due to the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Wallabies have stunned the world champion Springboks for the second time in two weeks with a 30-17 win in Brisbane. Len Ikitau scored two first half tries and Marika Koroibete crossed for two in the second half as Australia completed back-to-back victories over world champions South…
Staff Reporter. Newcastle United and Leeds United fought out a 1-1 draw in an entertaining Premier League clash at St James' Park on Friday and the result did neither side any favours as it stretched their winless starts to five games. The result left Newcastle 18th on two points and…
By Anthony Moruthane. New York, United States, 17 September 2021 - South Africa's top-ranked player, Lloyd Harris, will open the national team's account against Brandon Perez in the Davis Cup by Rakuten Group II tie between SA and Venezuela at Forest Hills Stadium in New York on Saturday. While Perez…
By Michael Vlismas. @SunshineTour. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal – For the second day in a row Louis Albertse found himself at the top of the Vodacom Origins of Golf Series leaderboard alongside Adilson da Silva as they go into the final round of this Sunshine Tour event at Mount Edgecombe Country Club.…
Staff Reporter. The SAFA Ethics Committee, chaired by Judge Sisi Khampepe on Friday, 17 September 2021 heard the case of coach Luc Eymael in which he is accused of a racial outburst. Eymael was represented by his agent and judgement in the hearing was reserved. He caused a global stir…
Staff Reporter. Pep Guardiola says he will not apologise for calling on more Manchester City fans to attend their Premier League game with Southampton. Guardiola said he "would like more people" at the Etihad Stadium for the visit of the Saints on Saturday. While his plea attracted criticism from the…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs have made a fairly average start to the new campaign as they have so far won one, lost one and drawn one of their three matches. Chiefs host the Durban-based side, who recently bought the franchise of Bloemfontein Celtic, at FNB Stadium. Amakhosi look to bounce…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Early season pacesetters VfL Wolfsburg will likely have to maintain their 100% start to the 2021/22 Bundesliga campaign if they are to stay top of the table with reigning champions FC Bayern München breathing down their necks on Matchday 5. Wolfsburg come into the weekend two points…
Staff Reporter. New Zealand's men team have abandoned their tour of Pakistan following a New Zealand government "security alert". The Black Caps were due to play Pakistan in the first of three one-day internationals in Rawalpindi on Friday before moving to Lahore for a five-match Twenty20 series. England's men's and…
By Michael Vlismas. Christiaan Bezuidenhout will return to defend his Alfred Dunhill Championship title when the Sunshine Tour and European Tour co-sanctioned tournament is played at Leopard Creek Country Club from 9-12 December. The championship will abide by all South African government health protocols concerning COVID-19 and comply with any…
Staff Reporter. Brendan Rodgers said his "young team will learn" after they gave away a two-goal lead over Napoli in their Europa League opener at King Power Stadium. Napoli's Victor Osimhen scored twice in the second half after Ayoze Perez and Harvey Barnes had given Leicester a 2-0 lead. Osimhen's…
Staff Reporter. West Ham opened their Europa League Group H campaign with a comfortable win at Dinamo Zagreb. Michail Antonio set the Hammers on their way with his fifth goal of the season, latching on to an underhit backpass from Kevin Theophile-Catherine to round home goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic and slide…
By Michael Vlismas. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal – Brazilian Adilson da Silva has been dogged lately by an inconsistent putter and a struggle to maintain focus on the course, but he put it all together in fine style on Thursday as he claimed a share of the lead after the first round…
Staff Reporter. Former Orlando Pirates coach Roger De Sa . Picture: Tracy lee Stark. Former Orlando Pirates and Ajax Cape Town coach Roger De Sa has confirmed his appointment to join the Egyptian national team coaching setup. De Sa has since resigned at Cape Town All Stars to join former…
Staff Reporter. @PL. Nathan Ake has revealed his father died minutes after the Manchester City defender scored his first Champions League goal on Wednesday. Ake, 26, headed the opener after 16 minutes in City's 6-3 victory against RB Leipzig at Etihad Stadium. In a post on social media on Thursday,…
Staff Reporter. @LeeWarren. Irish club Ulster have confirmed the signing of World Cup-winning Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen. Vermeulen has signed on with Ulster until 2023, having already highlighted his desire to try to play through to the next World Cup after he missed the British & Irish Lions tour…
Staff Reporter. Virat Kohli will step down as India's Twenty20 captain after the men's T20 World Cup in November. The 32-year-old said he needed to "give himself space" to be "fully ready" to continuing leading India in Test cricket and one-day internationals. Kohli, who has scored 3,159 runs in 90…
By Michael Vlismas. @SunshineTour. The South African Open Championship will return to the Gary Player Country Club from 2-5 December 2021 with a prize fund of US$1.5 million and with Christiaan Bezuidenhout back to defend his title. Bezuidenhout, fresh from securing his PGA Tour card, will be joined at Sun…
Staff Reporter. FIFA has released its latest ranking after the recent 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, with Senegal retaining their place as the best-placed African nation. Last month, the Lions of Teranga were ranked 21st overall, but they have jumped up a place in the latest round. Tunisia, meanwhile, have…
Staff Reporter. Sebastian Vettel will continue at Aston Martin for a second season in 2022 alongside Canadian Lance Stroll. Vettel had a contractual option to take up to continue with the team and the four-time champion has decided to race on in Formula 1 with them. The 34-year-old said he…
By Michael Vlismas. @SunshineTour. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - A golfer who has missed a few cuts never sleeps easy before a tournament, but Merrick Bremner is determined to ensure he enjoys himself when he tees it up in this week's Vodacom Origins of Golf Mount Edgecombe tournament, starting on Thursday. Bremner,…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool had to come from behind to win a Champions League thriller against AC Milan at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp's team laid siege to Milan's goal from the start, taking a deserved early lead when former Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori deflected a cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold into his own…
Staff Reporter. English teenager Jude Bellingham shone for Borussia Dortmund as he opened the scoring in German side's Champions League Group C victory at Besiktas. The 18-year-old midfielder chested Thomas Meunier's lofted ball into his path before firing through keeper Ersin Destanoglu's legs from a tight angle. A smart run…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles testifies during a Senate hearing about the FBI's mishandling of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse investigation [Saul Loeb/Pool via Reuters]. Elite US gymnast Simone Biles has testified before the Senate about abuse she suffered at the hands of disgraced former team doctor, Larry…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Tyrone Winfield. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal – Curwin Bosch found the perfect way to soothe the pain of the Sharks' Carling Currie Cup Final defeat against the Vodacom Bulls when he swapped his kicking boots for golf clubs and played in the official pro-am of this week's…
By Anthony Moruthane. New York, United States, 15 September 2021 - On a superb run this season, Lloyd Harris will put his lofty personal ambitions aside this week when he leads the national team in the Davis Cup by Rakuten World Group II tie between South Africa and Venezuela at…
Staff Reporter. American track and field star Sha’Carri Richardson missed the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for cannabis. Photograph: Getty Images. The World Anti-Doping Agency is to review whether cannabis should remain a banned substance. The move follows American sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson missing the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Defender Pascal Struijk will serve a three-match ban after Leeds United lost their appeal against his red card during the defeat against Liverpool. Struijk was dismissed for a challenge on Harvey Elliott that left the Reds midfielder with a dislocated ankle. Elliott, 18, had surgery on Tuesday …
Staff Reporter Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber has again opted for a six-two split of forwards and backs on the bench where Marco van Staden, Kwagga Smith and Jasper Wiese will again serve as loose-forward cover. The coach made three changes to his match-day squad - one of which was injury…
Staff Reporter. Goals from Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski settled a battle of the big two in Champions League Group E as Bayern Munich claimed a dominant opening-game victory at Barcelona. The German champions controlled the game, with Muller scoring his seventh career goal against Barca courtesy of a first-half…
Staff Reporter. Inspired bowling and unbeaten fifties from Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks helped South Africa sweep the T20I series 3-0 against Sri Lanka with a crushing 10-wicket win on Tuesday. Chasing 121 for victory, South Africa romped home in 14.4 overs with De Kock on 59 and Hendricks…
Staff Reporter. AmaZulu and SuperSport United played out a goalless stalemate in their catch-up DStv Premiership fixture played at the Kings Park Stadium in Durban on Tuesday evening. The result, which saw both teams end the game with 10 men, means Usuthu have still not scored a goal this season…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United suffered a stoppage-time 2-1 defeat away to Young Boys after a calamitous defensive mistake in their Champions League opener in Bern on Tuesday with United States forward Jordan Pefok netted the winner. Cristiano Ronaldo 's early goal put United 1-0 ahead before Aaron Wan-Bissaka picked up…
Staff Reporter. AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss Wednesday's opening Champions League group match at Liverpool with an Achilles tendon problem. Ibrahimovic, who turns 40 in October, made a goalscoring return from injury in Sunday's Serie A win over Lazio. "After the match he had some inflammation," said the…
Staff Reporter. Sri Lanka seamer Lasith Malinga, the most successful bowler in Twenty20 international history, has retired. The 38-year-old, a World Twenty20 winner in 2014, took a record 107 T20 international wickets at 20.79 apiece. He played only T20 internationals, having retired from Tests in 2011, one-day internationals in 2019…
By Clifford Sihlezana. South Africa’s leading cricket development programme - KFC Mini-Cricket - continues its great start of season as the annual KFC Mini-Cricket provincial seminar continues on its journey through the country as it moves to the Easterns Cricket Union at Willowmoore Park in Benoni this Friday 17th of…
By Michael Vlismas. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal – Kevin Stone's former status as a Sunshine Tour professional and a past winner on the Vodacom Origins of Golf series certainly makes him qualified to give advice on what it will take to win this week's Vodacom Origins of Golf tournament at Mount Edgecombe…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates star Thembinkosi Lorch has undergone surgery after suffering a 'freak accident' at home, the club has confirmed. Lorch has been a notable absentee from the Pirates squad of late and after their 1-0 win over Swallows in the original Soweto derby this weekend, co-coach Fadlu Davids…
Staff Reporter. The Momentum Proteas secured their first series win in the Caribbean when they chased down 157 with 13.2 overs to spare to complete a eight-wicket win over the West Indies Women to take an unassailable 3-0 lead and win the five-match Women’s one-day international series with a brilliant…
Staff Reporter. Strong teams from around the country will converge on Friday (17th) and Saturday (18 September) at Hutchison Park, Amanzimtoti in Durban for the 2021 ASA Cross Country Championships. The first day will kick-start with the 8-13 years category competition, while the 14-49 years will compete on Saturday 18…
Staff Reporter. Andros Townsend's brilliant goal capped another comeback win for Everton as victory over Burnley moved them level on points with the Premier League's top three. Townsend, a free transfer arrival in the summer, also set up an equaliser for Michael Keane, whose header cancelled out Ben Mee's nodded…
Staff Reporter. Al Ahly’s new signing Percy Tau has been ruled-out of the Egyptian Super Cup game against Tala’a El-Gaish due to injury. Tau completed his move to Al Ahly coming from Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion, becoming the club’s most valuable player at €3 million, according to…
Staff Reporter. Barcelona striker Martin Braithwaite is set to undergo knee surgery. The Denmark international, 30, suffered injury to his left knee in the 2-1 win against Getafe on 29 August. Barcelona said the injury had not responded to "conservative treatment" and he will have surgery in the "coming days."…
Staff Reporter. Jose Mourinho marked his 1,000th game as a manager with a classic Jose Mourinho celebration. He rolled back the years, sprinting down the touchline to celebrate Stephan El Shaarawy's injury-time winner for Roma with his players. Those scenes were reminiscent of the iconic moment when he charged down…
Staff Reporter. Backpagepix. Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter was disappointed with the manner in which his side conceded against Mamelodi Sundowns. Chiefs wasted several opportunities while Lebogang Manyama missed from the spot, as Sundowns rallied to a 2-0 win on Sunday evening. "I have to say we started the game…
Staff Reporter. Zlatan Ibrahimovic returned from four months out injured by becoming Serie A's oldest foreign goalscorer in AC Milan's victory against Lazio. The Swede, 39, tapped in Milan's second goal after Rafael Leao's opener. Late on, Ibrahimovic forcefully rubbed Lucas Leiva's head and Maurizio Sarri ran onto the pitch…
Staff Reporter. Karim Benzema scored a hat-trick as Real Madrid twice came from behind to beat Celta Vigo in their first match at the Bernabeu in 560 days. Benzema scored either side of a Franco Cervi strike after Santi Mina had given the visitors the lead on four minutes. Vinicius…
Staff Reporter. @USOpen. Russia's Daniil Medvedev won his first Grand Slam title by shattering Novak Djokovic's hopes of completing a calendar sweep of the majors in a one-sided US Open final. Second seed Medvedev, 25, lost his two previous Grand Slam finals but was composed throughout a 6-4 6-4 6-4…
Staff Reporter. @GolfDigest. Ian Poulter, Sergio Garcia and Shane Lowry will play for Europe in this month's Ryder Cup against the United States after being named as wildcard picks by captain Padraig Harrington. They join Jon Rahm, Tyrrell Hatton, Paul Casey, Matt Fitzpatrick, Tommy Fleetwood, Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood, Viktor…
Staff Reporter. The 2021 Fifa Club World Cup could be held in South Africa in December. This after Japan pulled out of hosting the prestigious global tournament due to concerns about the spread of Covid-19 in the Asian country. "The Fifa Club World Cup will not be held in Japan…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool kept pace with the Premier League's leading pack as Mohamed Salah's 100th English top-flight goal helped them to victory at Leeds. The game was somewhat marred, though, by a serious injury to young midfielder Harvey Elliott, who was stretchered off following an initially innocuous-looking sliding challenge from…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns made the most of their chances to secure a hard-fought 2-0 league win against Kaizer Chiefs at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Sunday evening. Sundowns made just one alteration to their starting lineup with Themba Zwane replacing Siphelele Mkhulise and Chiefs also made one change to…
Staff Reporter. Thomas Lemar scored a dramatic injury-time winner as La Liga champions Atletico Madrid came from behind to beat newly promoted Espanyol. The France midfielder scored in the 99th minute to give Atletico a third victory from their opening four games. The hosts led from the 40th minute through…
Staff Reporter. McLaren's Daniel Ricciardo won the Italian Grand Prix after a frightening crash between title rivals Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. Red Bull's Verstappen flipped up beside Hamilton as the pair battled for position, the rear of Verstappen's car landing on Hamilton's Mercedes, the halo head protection device possibly…
Staff Reporter. Inter’s Edin Dzeko, left, and Sampdoria’s Omar Colley vie for the ball during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Sampdoria and Inter Milan at the Luigi Ferraris stadium in Genoa, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. (Tano Pecoraro/LaPresse via AP). Sampdoria fought back twice from behind to hold…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Quade Cooper kicked a dramatic penalty after the hooter to help Australia beat world champions South Africa in the Rugby Championship. Cooper, who played the last of his 70 Tests in 2017 against Italy, returned to the international fold last month.And the 33-year-old was his side's hero,…
Staff Reporter. Argentina arrived in Australia looking to repeat their historic upset victory over the All Blacks from 10 months ago. Instead, they came up against a relentless side who are going from strength to strength under Ian Foster, as the All Blacks showed no mercy during their 39-0 victory…
Staff Reporter. Paris St-Germain made it five wins out of five in Ligue 1 this season as Ander Herrera's double helped them to an emphatic home win over Clermont. PSG were without both Lionel Messi and Neymar following their late return from international duty but were still way too good…
Staff Reporter. Veteran goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune is confident Kaizer Chiefs will pull off a victory at what he terms their "happy hunting ground" when they face DStv Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns at Loftus Stadium on Sunday. Kick off is at 17:00 CAT. Chiefs have won three and drawn the other…
Staff Reporter. The Bulls scored six tries to beat the Sharks at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday to successfully defend their Currie Cup title with a record 34-point margin of victory. The 44-10 scoreline in the Bulls’ favour surpasses the previous record of 33-9 as the biggest winning margin in a…
Staff Reporter. Juventus remain without a victory this season after they lost to Napoli in the side's first game since Cristiano Ronaldo left for Manchester United. Ronaldo, who helped Juventus win Serie A twice in three seasons, rejoined United in a £12.8m deal on transfer deadline day and scored twice…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @USOpen. Emma Raducanu ended Britain's 44-year wait for a women's Grand Slam singles champion as she beat Leylah Fernandez to win the US Open in the most thrilling style. The 18-year-old ended her scarcely believable run in New York with a 6-4 6-3 win over her 19-year-old…
Staff Reporter. Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku said scoring at Stamford Bridge is something he has dreamed about since he was a child, after netting twice in Chelsea's win over Aston Villa. The Belgian scored his first ever goals at the stadium either side of a Mateo Kovacic strike as Thomas…
Staff Reporter. Bayern Munich moved up to second in the Bundesliga with an emphatic 4-1 win at last term's runners-up RB Leipzig. Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring for Bayern, recorded his sixth goal of the campaign with a penalty. Teenager Jamal Musiala volleyed the second shortly after the break, before…
Staff Reporter. Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice on his return to Manchester United as the hosts eventually cruised to victory against Newcastle to send Old Trafford into raptures. Cheered from the moment he left the team coach on its arrival at the ground, throughout the warm-up and then once the game…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates secured a 1-0 win over their Soweto rivals, Swallows FC, in a 2021/22 DStv Premiership match at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday. The matchday three result moved Pirates to the top of the league standings, while Swallows are placed 10th on the log. Swallows were looking…
Staff Reporter. Benni McCarthy attacked his side’s lack of desire after they slipped to a 1-0 home defeat against Malawi’s Nyasa Big Bullet’s in their Caf Champions League preliminary qualifying first leg on Friday. The result leave’s Amazulu, who are making a first ever appearance in continental competition, hanging by…
Staff Reporter. Odsonne Edouard scored twice on his debut to help Crystal Palace to a comprehensive 3-0 Premier League win over 10-man Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park on Saturday. Wilfried Zaha set the Eagles on their way, rolling in from the spot after Ben Davies was penalised for handball, before…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates will be looking to record their first win of the season when they welcome their Soweto neighbours, Swallows FC, to Orlando Stadium in a PSL encounter on Saturday. Kick-off is at 3:00 pm CAT. remain winless this season having recorded their second successive draw in the…
Staff Reporter. England-based players have been cleared to play for their clubs this weekend after complaints about their failure to report for international duty were dropped. Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Paraguay had invoked a Fifa rule which would have meant players not released for the recent South American World Cup…
By Anthony Moruthane With less than three days to go before the Jozi Open, Tennis South Africa (TSA) has announced the players on whom it has bestowed wild cards. The inaugural Jozi Open, a combined International Tennis Federation (ITF) $25,000 World Tennis Tour event for women and men, gets underway…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Brazilian football legend Pele remains in intensive care but is making a satisfactory recovery after having surgery for a suspected colon tumour. The 80-year-old is being treated at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo. His medical team said that he was "conscious, conversing actively and…
Staff Reporter. World number one Novak Djokovic won a gruelling five-setter against Alexander Zverev to set up a US Open final against Daniil Medvedev and keep his bid for a calendar Grand Slam on track. Russian second seed Medvedev had earlier kept alive his hopes of a first major title…
Staff Reporter. A quickfire 48 by Aiden Markram and disciplined bowling helped South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 28 runs in the first T2oI in Colombo on Friday. Markram’s 33-ball knock guided the Proteas to 163-5, a total they defended by restricting Sri Lanka to 135-6 to lead the three-match…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Julian Nagelsmann, Marcel Sabitzer and Dayot Upamecano return to their former stomping ground this weekend when FC Bayern München travel to a RB Leipzig side who have so far struggled to adapt to those key defections, but have the chance to remedy that in Saturday evening's big…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Tyrone Winfield/Sunshine Tour. Centurion, Gauteng – Jacques Kruyswijk was relieved to finally end a five-year win drought and claim his second Sunshine Tour title in the Sunshine Tour Invitational at Centurion Country Club on Friday. Kruyswijk closed with a 67, and then watched as Albert…
Staff Reporter. England's fifth Test against India at Old Trafford has been cancelled after a number of the tourists' backroom staff tested positive for Covid-19. India were unable to field a team because they fear further cases spreading through their squad. The England and Wales Cricket Board said: "We send…
Staff Reporter. Ruswahl Samaai and Akani Simbine closed out South Africa’s World Athletics Diamond League campaigns in the series final in Zurich, Switzerland on Thursday. After crashing out in the qualifying round of the men's long jump at the Tokyo Olympic Games last month, Samaai had bounced back to take…
By Michael Vlismas. The Sunshine Tour is proud to announce a new partnership with Jaguar Land Rover South Africa in conjunction with Jaguar Land Rover Centurion, as the official vehicle partner, that will take South African professional golf to the next level in the years ahead. As part of their…
Staff Reporter. Lionel Messi has overtaken Pele as the leading South American men's goalscorer in international matches with a hat-trick in Argentina's World Cup qualifier win against Bolivia. Scoring all the goals in the 3-0 win in Buenos Aires brought Messi's total for Argentina to 79 in 153 games. Brazil…
Staff Reporter. Canadian teenager Leylah Fernandez shocked another high-ranked opponent in second seed Aryna Sabalenka to reach the US Open final - where she will face 18-year-old Briton Emma Raducanu. Unseeded Fernandez, who turned 19 on Monday, won 7-6 (7-3) 4-6 6-4 to edge a tense semi against the Belarusian.…
Staff Reporter. The South African cricket selectors have left Andile Phehlukwayo out of the Proteas’ T20 squad to contest the World Cup in the UAE and Oman in October and November. The all-rounder has struggled with form of late, with the selectors opting rather for Wiaan Mulder and Dwaine Pretorius,…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. German footballer Jerome Boateng has been found guilty of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, and has been ordered to pay a €$1.8m (£1.5m) fine. He had denied injuring the mother of his twin daughters, named as Sherin S, during an argument on holiday in 2018. She told the…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Tyrone Winfield/Sunshine Tour. Centurion, Gauteng – When the swing changes he's been working on finally fell into place for Albert Venter, they did so with a glorious 62 that has put him top of the leaderboard going into Friday's final round of the Sunshine Tour…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Japan has pulled out of hosting the Club World Cup in December because of Covid-19 restrictions in the country. Fifa said the Japanese Football Association (JFA) told them on Thursday that "it is no longer in a position" to host the competition. The annual tournament features the…
Staff Reporter. India have cancelled Thursday's optional training session after another positive Covid-19 test result among their coaching staff. Players have been told to stay in their hotel rooms after having fresh tests on Thursday morning, with a spokesperson for the India team telling BBC Sport "everyone is being tested…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has provided an injury update on the likes of Lebogang Manyama, Leonardo Castro and Dumisani Zuma ahead of this weekend's clash against Mamelodi Sundowns. In their first match since the conclusion of the September international break, Chiefs are set to return to action…
Staff Reporter. Novak Djokovic will continue his bid to win all four Grand Slams in the same year against Olympic champion Alexander Zverev in Friday's US Open semi-final. The world number one came from a set down to beat Italy's Matteo Berrettini 5-7 6-2 6-2 6-3 in the last eight.…
Staff Reporter. Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt says it is "too late" for a comeback but admits he has "got that itch" for a dramatic return to the sport. The Jamaican, 35, ended his glittering track and field career in 2017. He says he was tempted by a possible return…
Staff Reporter. Nice have been docked two points, one of which is suspended, and must replay their Ligue 1 game with Marseille after crowd trouble led to the match on 22 August being abandoned. Marseille's Dimitri Payet was hit by a bottle and threw it back into the crowd,causing fans…
Staff Reporter. @GeoffBurke. Lloyd Harris' impressive run at the US Open ended at the hands of Alexander Zverev on Wednesday with the German fourth seed winning their quarter-final clash in straight sets. German fourth seed Zverev, 24, won 7-6 (8-6) 6-3 6-4 in just over two hours. Zverev, who trailed…
Staff Reporter. Wales' hopes of qualifying automatically for the 2022 World Cup look to be all but over after they were held to a deeply frustrating goalless draw at home to group minnows Estonia. Despite an initially celebratory atmosphere at Cardiff City Stadium as it hosted an international match without…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Former Portugal and Iran boss Carlos Queiroz has been appointed as Egypt national team’s new manager, replacing Hossam El-Badry. El-Badry was sacked as the Pharaoh’s head coach following the team’s 1-1 draw with Gabon in the World Cup qualifiers. Despite not losing a single game, the former…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. The United States Ryder Cup team will have six rookies after captain Steve Stricker selected four debutants among his picks to face Europe in September. Stricker chose Daniel Berger, Scottie Scheffler, Harris English and Xander Schauffele among his six wildcards. Collin Morikawa and Patrick Cantlay qualified and…
Staff Reporter. Eight Premier League players will be stopped from playing for their clubs this weekend after Brazilian football authorities triggered a Fifa rule to prevent them appearing. Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United and Leeds United will all be affected. Players not released for an international window can be…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Tyrone Winfield/Sunshine Tour. Veteran Sunshine Tour professional Adilson da Silva found himself amongst the younger trio of Estiaan Conradie, Michael Palmer and Jaco van Zyl when he joined them at the top of the first-round leaderboard at the Sunshine Tour Invitational at Centurion Country Club…
Staff Reporter. Duane Vermeulen will make his first appearance for the Springboks since the 2019 Rugby World Cup final when South Africa resume their Rugby Championship campaign on Sunday against Australia at Robina Stadium in Gold Coast. The experienced No 8 – who joined the Springbok squad at the start…
Staff Reporter. Cricket South Africa (CSA) have confirmed a full tour for the Proteas men to England that will include three One-Day Internationals (ODIs), T20 Internationals and test matches from 19 July to 12 September 2022. Riverside, Old Trafford and Headingley will play host to the ODI series, Bristol, Sophia…
Staff Reporter. @USTA. Teenager Leylah Fernandez produced another fearless performance to beat Elina Svitolina and set up a US Open semi-final with Aryna Sabalenka. Canada's Fernandez, who turned 19 on Monday, showed all of her devastating power to win a tense tie-break 6-3 3-6 7-6 (7-5) in New York. Svitolina,…
Staff Reporter. @Euro2020. Antoine Griezmann scored twice as France beat Finland in their 2022 World Cup qualifier to get back to winning ways. The reigning world champions had to come from behind in their last two qualifiers to draw with Bosnia-Herzegovina and Ukraine. Victory was never in doubt in this…
Staff Reporter. @USOpen. Second seed Daniil Medvedev ended qualifier Botic van de Zandschulp's battling run to reach the US Open semi-finals and keep his bid for a maiden Grand Slam trophy alive. The Russian raced through to a two-set lead but Van de Zandschulp, despite looking exhausted, hit back. The…
Staff Reporter. Portugal cruised to a 3-0 victory away to Azerbaijan in World Cup qualifying on Tuesday to move top of Group A. Portugal were without Cristiano Ronaldo, who was suspended after picking up a yellow card while celebrating his second goal in their last-gasp 2-1 victory over Ireland last…
Staff Reporter. England forward Jesse Lingard has rejected a contract offer from Manchester United. It is understood Lingard has concerns about how often he is likely to play this season, especially since the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo. Lingard, who scored twice in Sunday's World Cup win against Andorra, impressed during…
Staff Reporter. Debutant spinner Maheesh Theekshana claimed four wickets as Sri Lanka hammered South Africa by 78 runs in the third ODI to clinch the series 2-1 on Tuesday. Theekshana, an off-spinner with a lethal carrom ball, returned figures of 4-37 as the hosts bowled out South Africa for 125…
Staff Reporter. The much-awaited ASA Cross Country Championships next week has now been expanded to a two-day event and will be held on 18 and 19 September 2021 at Hutchison Park in Amanzimtoti at the seaside city of Durban. The championships will now host the 8 to13 years in addition…
By Anthony Moruthane. Rising international star Lloyd Harris will spearhead a strong South African team packed with a mix of youth and experience in their Davis Cup by Rakuten World Group II tie against Venezuela next week. A five-member national squad was named by SA captain Christo van Rensburg on…
Staff Reporter. File:George Russell fist bumps with Lewis Hamilton after finishing second in qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix (John Thys/AP). George Russell will partner Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes from next season, the team have announced. The 23-year-old Briton replaces Valtteri Bottas, whose move to Alfa Romeo from 2022 was…
By Michael Vlismas. @SunshineTour. Centurion, Gauteng – Jayden Schaper’s decision to return home from Europe and build his confidence on the Sunshine Tour has already shown rewards in his finishes of ninth and second in his last two tournaments. He’ll continue with that process in this week’s Sunshine Tour Invitational,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. This week, Blue Bulls Rugby Union President Willem Strauss will do what he normally does before a big final for the Vodacom Bulls. He'll phone coach Jake White 10 times and ask if everything's on track. He'll phone CEO Edgar Rathbone 10 times and ask if everything…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Brazil legend Pele has had surgery to remove a tumour from his colon. Following reports that the 80-year-old had been in hospital for six days, he posted on social media on Monday, saying he had surgery to remove the "suspicious lesion" last Saturday. "Fortunately, I'm used…
Staff Reporter. Novak Djokovic was again made to fight hard as he beat American wildcard Jenson Brooksby to reach the US Open quarter-finals and keep his calendar Grand Slam hopes alive. The world number one overcame a poor first set to win a bruising encounter 1-6 6-3 6-2 6-2. He…
Staff Reporter. South Africa have moved to the top of Group G in Africa’s 2022 World Cup Qualifying after a late Bongokuhle Hlongwane goal saw them defeat Ghana 1-0 at the FNB Stadium. Bafana Bafana moved to four points – leapfrogging the Black Stars, who remain on three – at…
Staff Reporter. @USOpen. Olympic champion Belinda Bencic came through a punishing match against Iga Swiatek to reach the US Open quarter-finals in humid New York conditions. The Swiss, 24, won a mammoth first set tie-break to set up a 7-6 (14-12) 6-3 win over the seventh-seeded Pole. The first set…
Staff Reporter. England's batting disintegrated in the face of an inspired India, who won the fourth Test by 157 runs to take a 2-1 lead in the series. Set an unlikely 368 for victory or, more realistically, batting out the fifth day, England were dismissed for 210 on a blameless…
Staff Reporter. Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin has rejected the idea of holding the World Cup every two years, saying it would "dilute" the tournament. Fifa is holding a feasibilty study into a biennial men's and women's World Cup following a proposal from the Saudi Arabian football federation in May. The…
Staff Reporter. Fifa says it "regrets" the scenes leading to the suspension of Brazil and Argentina's World Cup qualifier which stopped "millions of fans" from enjoying the game. Sunday's match was abandoned just after kick-off after Brazilian health officials objected to the participation of three Argentine players they say broke…
Staff Reporter. @USOpen. Canadian teenager Leylah Fernandez continued her remarkable US Open run as she beat 2016 champion Angelique Kerber to advance to the quarter-finals. On the eve of her 19th birthday, Fernandez backed up her win over Naomi Osaka with a 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 victory over Germany's Kerber.…
Staff Reporter. Romelu Lukaku celebrated his 100th Belgium cap with his 67th international goal in a comfortable win over the Czech Republic in World Cup qualifying. The Chelsea striker, 28, raced onto a Hans Vanaken through ball to score with a first-time finish from the edge of the box. Vanaken…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Patrick Cantlay birdied the 18th hole at East Lake to win the Tour Championship, FedEx Cup title and $15m (£10.9m) first prize in Atlanta. The American hit a closing one-under-par 69 to finish on 21 under, one shot ahead of world number one and US Open champion…
Staff Reporter. The Vuelta a Espana 2021 has now concluded and Primož Roglič has been crowned the overall winner. The Slovenian confirmed his third consecutive victory with a dominant display to take the win in the final time trial on stage 21, beating Magnus Cort (EF Education-Nippo). Roglič wins the…
Staff Reporter. Brazil and Argentina's World Cup qualifier was halted just minutes after kick off on Sunday after Brazilian health officials objected to the participation of three Argentine players they believe broke quarantine rules. The visitors walked off the pitch at the Corinthians arena after the officials came out to…
Staff Reporter. A spectacular overhead kick goal from Elmo Kambindu steered Namibia to a 1-0 win over Togo in a CAF second round 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifying match, at Stade de Kégué in Lome on Sunday. Victory moved the Brave Warriors top of Group H on four points, one…
Staff Reporter. @USOpen. Fifth seed Elina Svitolina produced a commanding performance to beat two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep and reach the US Open quarter-finals. The Ukrainian, who is bidding for her first Grand Slam title, beat Romania's Halep 6-3 6-3. Svitolina is now on a nine-match unbeaten streak and…
Staff Reporter. England cruised to a comfortable 4-0 win over Andorra at Wembley on Sunday to extend their lead at the top of World Cup qualifying Group I. Manager Gareth Southgate made 11 changes from the side that won 4-0 in Hungary in readiness for arguably the toughest test in…
Staff Reporter. England need a further 291 runs on day five to complete their record Test chase of 368 and take a 2-1 series lead over India after making a steady start on the fourth evening at The Kia Oval. Faced with what would be England's highest successful chase in…
Staff Reporter. Gareth Bale completed a match-winning hat-trick deep in injury time to save Wales from an embarrassing defeat against Belarus in Russia and keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup. Wales made the ideal start as the first of two Bale penalties gave them an…
Staff Reporter. Red Bull's Max Verstappen took a dominant victory over Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton in the Dutch Grand Prix to retake the championship lead. Verstappen, cheered on by 65,000 enthusiastic home fans, led all the way from pole position, comfortably keeping a following Hamilton at bay. The Dutchman leads Hamilton…
Staff Reporter. South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns have been crowned the inaugural winners of the 2021 TotalEnergies CAF Women’s Champions League | COSAFA Qualifiers with a 3-0 victory over Black Rhinos Queens of Zimbabwe in the final in Durban on Saturday. The jubilant Sundowns side not only claim bragging rights in…
Staff Reporter. New Zealand continued their impressive start to the Rugby Championship as they completed a Bledisloe Cup whitewash of Australia with a 38-21 win in Perth. The All Blacks led 18-0 at half-time, despite being reduced to 14 men for 20 minutes as Jordie Barrett was sent off, going…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Patrick Cantlay takes a two-shot lead into the final round of the PGA Tour's season-ending Tour Championship after posting a three-under 67 on day three. The American started on 10 under and with a two-shot advantage over the field as the Fedex Cup leader and has improved…
Staff Reporter. @USOpen. World number one Ashleigh Barty fell in the US Open third round after Shelby Rogers produced a superb comeback in front of a raucous New York crowd. Wimbledon champion Barty held a 5-2 lead in the final set and twice served for the match but home favourite…
Staff Reporter. @GalloImages. Tafel Lager Griquas scored a late try to cause a few nervous flutters among Cell C Sharks supporters but in the end the Durbanites held on for a 28-24 semifinal win that sets up a second successive Carling Currie Cup final between them and the Vodacom Bulls…
Staff Reporter. Rohit Sharma's imperious century gave India the edge over England after three days of a fascinating fourth Test at the Kia Oval. Rohit was commanding in making 127 - his first Test hundred outside India - leading the way as the tourists reached 270-3, a lead of 171.…
Staff Reporter. @USOpen. Bianca Andreescu needed just 67 minutes to sweep aside lucky loser Greet Minnen and reach the US Open fourth round. The Canadian sixth seed, who is finding her way back from a long-term knee injury, beat the Belgian 6-1 6-2. Champion in 2019, the 21-year-old has now…
Staff Reporter. @lavuelta. France's Clement Champoussin claimed a stunning win in a dramatic penultimate stage at the Vuelta a Espana. Jumbo Visma's Primoz Roglic all but confirmed a third straight Vuelta victory, finishing the stage in second and extending his lead over Enric Mas in the general classification. Mas' Movistar…
Staff Reporter. Shane Duffy spared the Republic of Ireland's blushes with a late header to earn a World Cup qualifying draw with Azerbaijan in Dublin. After losing their last home qualifier to Luxembourg, the Irish risked embarrassment once again thanks to Emin Mahmudov's first-half strike. But Duffy's 87th-minute header earned…
Staff Reporter. Janneman Malan scored his third ODI century and anchored a strong South African batting effort, made more impressive in the absence of Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma. Proteas 283 meant Sri Lanka will be required to pull off the third-highest successful chase under lights on the island…
Staff Reporter. Max Verstappen beat Lewis Hamilton to pole position at the Dutch Grand Prix by just 0.038 seconds, sending his devoted home fans wild. The Red Bull driver had appeared in control throughout qualifying but Hamilton improved on his final lap to miss out by the narrowest of margins.…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Former six-weight world champion Oscar de la Hoya has withdrawn from his comeback fight against Vitor Belfort after being hospitalised with Covid-19. The 48-year-old was due to fight the former UFC champion in Los Angeles on 11 September, 13 years after retiring. He posted a video from…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. African champion Ruswahl Samaai produced a podium result in a jump-off on Friday night, taking second place in the men's long jump at the World Athletics Diamond League meeting in Brussels. Samaai landed at 7.95m, just four centimetres short of American athlete Steffin McCarter, who took the…
Staff Reporter. @F1. Alfa Romeo driver Kimi Raikkonen has tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss this weekend's Dutch Grand Prix. The 41-year-old Finn, who this week announced he will retire from F1 at the end of the season, will be replaced by reserve driver Robert Kubica. Alfa Romeo said:…
Staff Reporter. @Sanchooo10. Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho will miss England's World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and Poland because of a "minor knock". The 21-year-old was hurt in training earlier this week, and sat out Thursday's win over Hungary.He will now return to his club, leaving Gareth Southgate with a…
Staff Reporter. Christine Mboma produced a powerful late surge to edge out Shericka Jackson in a star-studded women's 200m race at the Brussels Diamond League. Namibia's Mboma clocked 21.84 seconds to finish ahead of Jackson (21.95) and Britain's world champion Dina Asher-Smith (22.04). American Sha'Carri Richardson was fourth with a…
Staff Reporter. @USOpen. Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz claimed a fifth set tie-break to stun Greek third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in a thrilling third-round US Open match. Alcaraz, 18, twice led Tsitsipas by a set before prevailing 6-3 4-6 7-6 (7-2) 0-6 7-6 (7-5) to set up his first Grand Slam…
Staff Reporter. Japan's Naomi Osaka reacts during her 2021 US Open Tennis tournament women's singles third round match against Canada's Leylah Fernandez at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, on September 3, 2021.Photo Credit:: AFP. Naomi Osaka says she will take another break from tennis…
Staff Reporter. Ollie Pope struck 81 and Chris Woakes 50 but England's fourth Test against India remains tantalisingly poised after a see-saw second day at The Kia Oval. Pope, returning after missing the first three Tests, added 89 with Jonny Bairstow, who made 37, and shared 71 with Moeen Ali,…
Staff Reporter. Two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza battled past former world number one Victoria Azarenka to reach the fourth round of the US Open. Ninth seed Muguruza, who has never been past the fourth round at Flushing Meadows, took the win 6-4 3-6 6-2. "This year so far it's…
Staff Reporter. @Lavuelta. Denmark's Magnus Cort claimed his third win in this year's Vuelta a Espana as he produced a superb sprint finish to take stage 19. EF Education-Nippo rider Cort, who also won stages six and 12, edged out breakaway companions Rui Oliveira of Portugal and American Quinn Simmons.…
Staff Reporter. Royal AM president Shauwn Mkhize has responded to reports that several players were not paid their salaries by the club. This week it was reported that several of the alleged 62 players registered to the club have yet to be paid while some were forced to live together…
Staff Reporter. South Africa got their 2022 World Cup Qualifying Group G campaign off to a solid start by holding hosts Zimbabwe to a 0-0 draw at the National Sports Stadium in Harare. In a match which saw the Warriors enjoy more of the ball, Bafana Bafana had the better…
Staff Reporter. The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has announced that it will be a third party in the appeal matter between 800m runner Caster Semenya and the Swiss Federal Supreme Court which will be heard at the European Court of Human Rights. Semenya is seeking to overturn a…
Staff Reporter. Fifa is investigating racial abuse aimed at England players during Thursday's 4-0 win over Hungary in a World Cup qualifier in Budapest. Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham were both targeted. England condemned the abuse as "completely unacceptable". Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged Fifa "to take strong action…
Staff Reporter. Novak Djokovic continued his pursuit of a calendar Grand Slam by reaching the US Open third round with a straight-set win over Dutch rival Tallon Griekspoor. Djokovic, aiming to become only the sixth player to complete a clean sweep of the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. England maintained their 100% winning record in World Cup qualifying by scoring four times in an impressive second-half showing to ease past Hungary. Gareth Southgate's side top their group after winning all four games so far and are five points clear of second-placed Poland, who beat Albania.…
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