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Photo Credit:FIFA. FIFA president Gianni Infantino has tested positive for COVID-19, football's world governing body said in a statement on Tuesday. Infantino, who is 50 years old, has reported mild symptoms and will quarantine for at least 10 days. All those who have come into close contact with Infantino have…
The Gary Player Country Club plays host to the 50th anniversary of the Investec Royal Swazi Open this week. Photo Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. This week's Investec Royal Swazi Open at the Gary Player Country Club takes on even greater significance on its 50thanniversary, and in light of December's South…
Photo Credit :CSA. Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced a busy international programme of home international fixtures for the 2020/2021 season against England, Sri Lanka, Australia and Pakistan. The international season begins with a three-match, KFC T20 International Series and three-match, Betway One-Day International (ODI) Series presented by Momentum, against England…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The SA National Short Course Swimming Championships successfully concluded today with 5 athletes swimming a total of 10 FINA Qualification times during the four-day competition, which was held at the Seals Swim Centre in Pietermaritzburg. 18 year old Rebecca Meder continued to shine, winning gold and a…
Photo Credit:Muzi Ntombela. Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki has named his 25-man squad to play Sao Tome in back-to-back Cameroon 2022 AFCON qualifiers. The first match will be played in Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium on 13 November 2020 (kick-off 19h00) while the away match will take place three days later…
Photo Ctedit:Premier League. Son Heung-min and Harry Kane linked up yet again for the only goal as Tottenham claimed a fortunate win away to Burnley. Kane headed Erik Lamela's pass into the path of Son, who headed home Spurs' first effort on target. That is the 29th time the pair…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. After three days of competition, South Africa’s top athletes have no plans of slowing down as the Records and FINA World Championships Qualification times continue to pour in at the SA National Short Course Swimming Championships in Pietermaritzburg. Tatjana Schoenmaker was once again in top form, adding…
Photo Credit: Gallo Images. Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs, have been scheduled for back-to-back weekend fixtures in the semifinals of the MTN8. The first leg of the MTN8 semifinals will be this coming weekend, 31 October and 1 November. The second leg will be on the following weekend; 7 and…
Photo Credit:Premier League. Jamie Vardy came off the bench to score a customary goal against Arsenal and send Leicester to within a point of the Premier League summit with a first win at the Gunners' home since 1973. Vardy, 33, had missed two games with a calf injury but was…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Zozo Championship final leaderboard -23 P Cantlay (US); -22 J Thomas (US), J Rahm (Spa); -19 R Henley (US), C Smith (Aus), B Watson (US), R Palmer (US) Selected others: -15 R McIlroy (NI), J Rose (Eng); -14 M Fitzpatrick (Eng); -13 T Hatton (Eng); -12 P…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Richard Carapaz took the overall lead from defending champion Primoz Roglic on a wet stage six of the Vuelta a Espana. Ineos Grenadiers rider Carapaz dropped Roglic, who had led since the opening day, on the final ascent of the 146km mountain stage to Aramon Formigal. Ion…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The second day of the SA National Short Course Swimming Championships in Pietermaritzburg saw Tatjana Schoenmaker set a new African Record with a FINA Qualification Time in the 100m breaststroke, while Matthew Sates added the 100m butterfly and Rebecca Meder the 200m individual medley. Schoenmaker broke her…
Photo Credit:Ryan Wilkisky. Swallows FC marked their return to the top-flight with a 1-1 draw away to Stellenbosch FC in a DStv Premiership clash at the newly revamped Danie Craven Stadium. Gladafrica champions opened their goal-scoring account after 16 minutes when new signing Ruzaigh Gamildien converted from the spot after…
Photo Credit:@Everton. Ten man Everton suffered their first Premier League defeat of the season as Southampton ran riot at St Mary's. James Ward-Prowse and Che Adams' first-half goals saw the Saints move fifth while the Toffees remain top on goal difference. Everton went into the game having taken 13 points…
Image:@giroditalia. Tao Geoghegan Hart has become only the second British man to win the Giro d'Italia. The 25-year-old, who won stage 20 on Saturday, was tied with Australian Jai Hindley before the final-day time trial, the first such instance in the race's history. But Ineos Grenadiers' Geoghegan Hart finished 39…
Photo Credit:Mercedes. Lewis Hamilton passed Valtteri Bottas to take a commanding victory in the Portuguese Grand Prix and break Formula 1's all-time win record. Hamilton dropped to third in a manic first two laps, which ended with McLaren's Carlos Sainz in the lead, but fought back to crush his team-mate's…
Photo Credit:IPL. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 8 wickets at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. RCB scored 145/6 in their 20 overs. CSK overhauled the target with 8 balls to spare. After winning the toss, RCB opted to bat first but ended up losing…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has stunned the mixed martial arts world by announcing his immediate retirement from the sport. "Today, I want to say, this was my last fight," Nurmagomedov said. The news came moments after Nurmagomedov had extended his perfect professional record to 29-0 with…
Photo Credit:BackpagePix. Cricket South Africa has confirmed on Sunday that acting president Beresford Williams has handed in his resignation with immediate effect. CSA confirmed the departures of Williams, Angelo Carolissen, Tebogo Siko, John Mogodi and Donovan May, all members of the Members’ Council and the CSA board, in a string…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. SuperSport United secured a 2-0 win over Black Leopards in the DStv Premiership match at the Lucas Moripe Stadium. The sides took to the field in rainy conditions and the match was suspended in the ninth minute after a strong wind and lightning United dominated the match…
Defending champions Liverpool returned to winning ways in the Premier League with a hard-fought comeback victory over struggling Sheffield United at Anfield. Liverpool midfielder Fabinho conceded a 13th-minute penalty for a foul on Oliver McBurnie on the very edge of the box, allowing Sander Berge to slot in following a…
File Photo. Dutch giants Ajax recorded the biggest victory in Eredivisie history with a 13-0 thrashing at mid-table side VVV-Venlo, who had a player sent off. Ajax, who lost 1-0 to Liverpool in the Champions League on Wednesday, surpassed their previous record - a 12-1 win over Vitesse in 1972.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The South African National Short Course Swimming Championships got underway today at the Seals Swim Centre in Pietermaritzburg with the 400m freestyle events. There was plenty of young talent to showcase their form and top honors of the day in the women’s category went to 18 year…
Photo Credit:Vodacom Bulls. The Vodacom Bulls produced a clinical and composed performance to claim a 41-14 bonus-point victory over the Sharks at Loftus Versveld. Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White has made a few changes to his team for this clash after their narrow defeat against the Toyota Cheetahs in…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester United have failed to win their first three home league games for the first time in 48 years after Edinson Cavani's debut failed to inspire the hosts in Saturday's 0-0 draw against Chelsea. Cavani almost scored with his first touch after coming off the bench in…
Real Madrid beat Barcelona in an entertaining El Clasico behind closed doors. Federico Valverde smashed Real, who had lost their previous two games, into the lead from Karim Benzema's pass. Barcelona's Ansu Fati, 17, levelled from Jordi Alba's cross, becoming the youngest goalscorer in El Clasico history. Sergio Ramos scored…
Ruthless Mamelodi Sundowns get another one over Kaizer Chiefs with comfortable 3-0 win in the opening day's league action at the FNB Stadium. Chiefs had the first chance to open the scoring just three minutes into the game, with Khama Billiat firing off a volley which required a sharp save…
Photo Credit:AP. Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick, taking his tally to 10 goals in five Bundesliga games, as the defending champions thumped hapless Eintracht Frankfurt 5-0. Lewandowski fired Bayern in front after 10 minutes when he was given too much space by the Eintracht defence and headed…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Michail Antonio scored a wonderful goal to earn his side a hard-earned point against Manchester City, who have now won once in four Premier League games. Antonio's spectacular acrobatic overhead volley from Vladimir Coufal's cross put the Hammers ahead at London Stadium - and provided another twist…
File Photo. Britain's Tao Geoghegan Hart sealed victory in stage 20 at the Giro d'Italia to move into a share of the overall lead with one day remaining. It was the Briton's second stage win of the Giro after a victory at Piancavallo on stage 15 and one that puts…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The Super Rugby Unlocked match between the Lions and Cheetahs scheduled for Ellis Park on Saturday afternoon has been called off in line with Covid-19 protocols. The decision was taken as part of prescribed precautions advised by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) to limit the…
Photo Credit:Muzi Ntombela. Kaizer Chiefs will be seeking a revenge victory over Mamelodi Sundowns in their sights when the teams meet later today at FNB Stadium in the pick of the 2020-21 DStv Premiership’s opening round of matches. Chiefs ended the 2019-20 Premier Soccer League season with a heart-breaking draw…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Head coach Gregor Townsend says Scotland's forwards "stood up well" against a powerful Georgia pack in their 48-7 win at Murrayfield. Hooker Fraser Brown scored twice from driving mauls, with his replacement Stuart McInally adding one of his own. Flanker Hamish Watson also scored a try, adding…
Photo Credit:Al Ahly. Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane has reached his second CAF Champions League final after guiding his side to a 5-1 aggregate win over Wydad Casablanca. Mosimane made only one change after a 2-0 win in the first-leg, as he recalled Ahmed Fathi in place Ali Maaloul while…
Photo Credit:BackpagePix. Cricket South Africa (CSA) can confirm that the Members’ Council met on Thursday, 22 October 2020 to discuss various matters including what is in the best interest of cricket, as well as the organisation. The meeting was an analysis of several scenarios that were put on the table…
Caption:Merrick Bremner claimed his seventh victory on the Sunshine Tour when he won the Sun Wild Coast Sun Challenge at the Wild Coast Sun Country Club on Friday. Credit: Shaun Roy/Sunshine Tour. Merrick Bremner battled some of the toughest conditions he's ever experienced on a golf course to win the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Matchday 5 of the 2020-21 Bundesliga season is centred around one game as the ‘Mother of all Derbies’ returns with Borussia Dortmund hosting arch-rivals FC Schalke 04 in the first Revierderby clash of the campaign. Six Bundesliga teams were in action in Europe this week, as with…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Carlos Vinicius can play alongside Harry Kane in attack and not just be his stand-in, manager Jose Mourinho said after the Brazilian impressed on his debut in Tottenham's 3-0 win over LASK in the Europa League. The 25-year-old, on loan from Benfica, set up Lucas Moura for…
Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Themba Zwane stole the show at the 2019/20 PSL Awards on Thursday night taking home three major awards. Zwane was crowned the 2019/20 PSL Footballer of the Season and Absa Premiership Players' Player of the Season. The Bafana Bafana star completed a hat-trick when he was also…
Photo Credit:Premier League. Substitute Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the winner as Arsenal came from behind to win at Rapid Vienna in their Europa League Group B opener. The hosts had taken the lead early in the second half when they capitalised on an error by Bernd Leno - who was poor…
Keenan Davidse is in a three-way tie for the lead and chasing his maiden victory on the Sunshine Tour going into Friday's final round of the Sun Wild Coast Sun Challenge at the Wild Coast Sun Country Club. Credit: Shaun Roy/Sunshine Tour. With 14 top-10s in his career and two…
File Photo. Britain's Tao Geoghegan Hart rode himself right into contention to win the Giro d'Italia after finishing a superb second on a dramatic stage 18. The Ineos Grenadiers rider fought superbly up the Stelvio Pass, the hardest climb in the race which tops out at 2,757m, to claw back…
Photo Credit:Lee Warren. MultiChoice Group (MCG) and the South African Football Association (SAFA) announce a landmark, 5-year sponsorship agreement that champions South African football. The partnership supports the more than 40,000 referees officiating in all matches played under the auspices of SAFA and provides assistance to both the male and…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. The Portfolio Committee on Sports, Arts and Culture has warned the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) to get its house in order to avoid jeopardising the country’s preparations for next year’s games in Tokyo, Japan. The committee raised the concern during a briefing on…
The South African Open Championship will add the iconic Gary Player Country Club to its roster of celebrated golf courses that have hosted this championship as it moves to Sun City this year where it will be played from 3-6 December, with support from Nedbank and Sun International. The 110th …
Manchester City made a winning start to their 10th attempt at winning the Champions League after fighting back to beat Porto. The Portuguese champions took a surprise early lead but Sergio Aguero quickly levelled from the spot and second-half goals from Ilkay Gundogan and substitute Ferran Torres gave City victory.…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says he feels he has "failed" with midfielder Mesut Ozil after leaving him out of his 25-man Premier League squad. The German, who had also been omitted from the Europa League squad, can now only play for Arsenal Under-23s until his deal expires…
File Photo. Shakhtar Donetsk stunned Real Madrid with a 3-2 victory that sends Zinedine Zidane’s team into Saturday’s meeting with Barcelona off the back of two humbling defeats. The Ukrainian champions arrived in Madrid without 13 first-team players after 19 positive Covid-19 tests throughout the club left them needing to…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. England's white-ball tour of South Africa next month will go ahead after it was given the green light by the South African government. They will play three Twenty20s and three one-day internationals from 27 November, all behind closed doors. England team will travel to South Africa on…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Britain's Chris Froome lost nearly 20 minutes at the Vuelta a Espana as Marc Soler won the second stage. Froome, 35, fell back from the peloton with 41km to go of the hilly 152km stage from Pamplona to Lukenberri. Ineos Grenadiers' Froome is now nearly 30 minutes…
Luke Jerling opened with a six-under-par 64 – including a front nine of 29 – to share the lead with Louis Albertse in the Sun Wild Coast Sun Challenge at the Wild Coast Sun Country Club on Wednesday. Credit: Shaun Roy/Sunshine Tour. Full Scores: https://bit.ly/35qVouK. Both Luke Jerling and Louis…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The 2020 Alfred Dunhill Championship will be played for record prize money of R29 million when professionals from the Sunshine Tour and European Tour compete in this prestigious co-sanctioned tournament at Leopard Creek from 26-29 November. The 2020 Alfred Dunhill Championship will anchor a strong run of…
Sports company PUMA has created the Neymar Jr. collection featuring the Neymar Jr. PUMA KING and apparel range for its newest football ambassador Neymar Jr. The iconic PUMA KING Platinum in black and white is the star of the PUMA x Neymar Jr. collection, with the signature NJR logo, which…
Andrea Pirlo claimed his first Champions League win as Juventus coach as Alvaro Morata's second-half brace secured a 2-0 victory at Dynamo Kiev. Juve have made an unconvincing start to life under the legendary former midfielder and are four points behind Serie A leaders Milan after four games. Morata opened…
Caption:Daniel van Tonder heads into this week's Sun Wild Coast Sun Challenge as the most in-form golfer on the Sunshine Tour with three victories from his last four tournaments. Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Daniel van Tonder will look to continue his incredible form on the Sunshine Tour as he heads…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. UAE Team Emirates rider Fernando Gaviria has tested positive for coronavirus for a second time this year and is out of the Giro d'Italia. The Colombian tested positive in the Giro's latest round of testing, as did a Team AG2R La Mondiale staff member. Gaviria also tested…
File Photo. Orlando Pirates have confirmed the signing of Maritzburg United goalkeeper Richard Ofori. The 26-year-old has agreed to a three-year deal with Pirates, and will add to their keeping stocks that also include Wayne Sandilands and Siyabonga Mpontshane. "I am very happy to be here. It is a dream…
South African professional golf has received a major boost with the announcement that the Joburg Open will make its return to the Sunshine Tour and European Tour schedules this November, thereby ushering in the country's return to international golf following lockdown. The 2020 Joburg Open will be played from 19-22…
Just when they think you couldn’t get any faster PUMA has unveiled the Turbo Pack featuring turbocharged editions of the ULTRA 1.1 and the FUTURE 6.1. Created for football in high gear, putting the torque of a turbocharged engine and all the control of a highly tuned machine at your…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Jos Buttler made a brilliant unbeaten 70 from 48 balls as Rajasthan Royals beat Chennai Super Kings by seven wickets in the Indian Premier League. England batsman Buttler, who came in at 28-3 in pursuit of 126 in Dubai, hit seven fours and two sixes to seal…
CJ Cup final-round leaderboard -20 J Kokrak (US); -18 Schauffele (US); -17 T Hatton (Eng), R Henley (US); -16 T Gooch (US); -13 J Niemann (Chi); -12 B Watson (US), L Griffin (US) Selected others:-8 I Poulter (Eng), M Fitzpatrick (Eng), J Thomas (US); -7 J Rahm (Spa); -6 S…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Amazulu have unveiled their new signings for the upcoming Premier Soccer League season, with Siphiwe Tshabalala and Luvuyo Memela among the big names. The KwaZulu-Natal outfit have also added ex-Orlando Pirates star Augustine Mulenga, while his former teammate Xola Mlambo is another new arrival to an increasingly …
The South African National Short Course Swimming Championships will kick off behind closed doors on Saturday, 24th October 2020 and will conclude on Tuesday, 27th October 2020. Swimming SA hosted Regional Short Course Championships, which were held around the country from 26th-27th September 2020, and due to the lockdown regulations…
Photo Credit:Premier League. Ross Barkley drilled in an injury-time strike to maintain Aston Villa's 100% start to the season as they edged to victory at Leicester. The game looked set to be the first goalless match of the campaign, but on-loan Chelsea midfielder Barkley finished incisively into the bottom corner…
File Photo. Briton Tao Geoghegan Hart won his first Grand Tour stage to climb to fourth place overall at the Giro d'Italia. His win on stage 15 gave Ineos Grenadiers their fifth stage victory at the 2020 Giro, while Deceuninck-Quick Step's Joao Almeida held onto the leader's pink jersey. Several…
File Photo. Mamelodi Sundowns 2020-21 season got off to a nightmare start when they were beaten 1-0 by Bloemfontein Celtic in the last MTN8 quarterfinal. After a goalless opening 45 minutes, the second half almost saw a goal soon after the restart when Peter Shalulile ran onto a ball over…
Photo Credit:Muzi Ntombela. Former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo will be in court on Monday on assault charges after he was involved in a stabbing on Saturday. Khuzwayo — capped three times for SA — tweeted on Sunday morning that he was in hospital after being stabbed…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. West Ham came back from three goals down with under 10 minutes to go to rescue a point in an astonishing comeback against Tottenham. Manuel Lanzini's brilliant long-range strike in injury time levelled the scores after Spurs had taken complete control with three goals in the opening…
File Photo. Teofimo Lopez beat Vasyl Lomachenko by a unanimous points decision in Las Vegas to become the undisputed world lightweight champion. The American's win over the Ukrainian means he now adds the WBA, WBO and WBC 'Franchise' titles to his IBF belt. Lopez, 23, dominated the first half of…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. CJ Cup third-round leaderboard -15 R Henley (US); -12 X Schauffele (US), L Griffin (US), T Gooch (US), J Kokrak (US); -10 J Thomas (US), J Day (Aus), T Hatton (Eng) Selected others: -9 C Moriwaka (US); -8 R McIlroy (NI), B Watson (US), H Matsuyama (Jap); …
Photo Credit:Al Ahly. Al Ahly have defeated Wydad Athletic Club 2-0 in the first leg of the CAF Champions League semi-finals on Saturday. The Reds started the game with a bang and scored after just five of play through Mohamed Magdy Afsha. Afsha managed to capitalize on a defensive error…
Kenya's Peres Jepchirchir sets a world record in the women's half marathon during the 2020 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships on Saturday in Gdynia, Poland.Photo Credit:AFP. Kenya's Peres Jepchirchir has broken her own world record for a women-only half marathon. The 27-year-old ran one hour five minutes 16 seconds at…
File Photo. A superb second-half display gave New Zealand at 27-7 win over Australia in their second Bledisloe Cup match at a near sold-out Eden Park in Auckland. After a dramatic draw in the opening game last week, the All Blacks led 10-7 at half-time and scored three quick tries…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester United scored three late goals at Newcastle to earn victory and help ease the misery inflicted by the heavy defeat against Tottenham. It was an incredible final few minutes for a team who looked as if they had blown their chance of three points following Bruno…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The Stormers opened their Super Rugby Unlocked campaign with a come-from-behind 23-17 victory over the Lions at Newlands. The hosts struggled against the aggressive linespeed of the Lions, who deservedly took a 10-6 lead into half time. That forced Damian Willemse and Warrick Gelant on to the…
Barcelona were shocked by Getafe 1-0 on Saturday in a match that saw United States international Sergino Dest make his first start. Barça played well and missed a couple of really good chances in the first half, but couldn’t maintain the intensity in the second and saw a gritty Getafe…
Photo Credit:AP. Striker Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munch swept aside Bundesliga newcomers Arminia Bielefeld 4-1. Poland's Lewandowski, 32, has now scored 102 goals in his last 100 games for Bayern. Germany midfielder Thomas Muller scored either side of Lewandowski's double to make it 4-0 before Ritsu Doan netted…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Orlando Pirates beat 10-man Cape Town City 1-0 at Orlando Stadium to book their place in the MTN8 semifinals. Terrence Dzvukamanja scored the only goal in a game in which Fagrie Lakay received his marching orders. City were the better team in the opening exchanges but it…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester City got back to winning ways in the Premier Lead after Raheem Sterling's first half goal handed them a 1-0 victory over Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium. Sterling, given the armband by manager Pep Guardiola with Fernandinho on the bench and Kevin de Bruyne injured, finished…
File Photo. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice in three minutes as in-form AC Milan beat rivals Inter to maintain their winning start to the Serie A season. Ibrahimovic tapped in to open the scoring after Samir Handanovic saved his penalty and made it two moments later from Rafael Leao's smart cross.…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Timo Werner scored brace and assisted another for Chelsea but Jannick Vestergaard's last-gap equaliser earned Southampton a 3-3 draw in another Premier League thriller at Stamford Bridge. With Chelsea leading 3-2 in stoppage time, Vestergaard flicked home Theo Walcott's half volley for only his second Saints goal…
Photo Credit:AP. Kagiso Rabada set a new Indian Premier League (IPL) record for the fastest bowler to pick up 50 wickets. The Delhi Capitals bowler who has now picked up a wicket in 23 successive IPL matches, got to the landmark in his 27th match in the tournament on Saturday…
File Photo. Italy's world time-trial champion Filippo Ganna won Saturday's Giro d'Italia 14th stage with Portugal's Joao Almeida tightening his grip on the leader's pink jersey. Ganna claimed his third stage win in this year's race over 34.1km through Italy's sparkling wine Prosecco region. He clocked 42min 40sec, with Australian…
Photo Credit: Gallo Images. Defending champions SuperSport United became the first team to book their place in the MTN8 semifinals following a 3-2 win over Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila at Thohoyandou Stadium. Goals from Bradley Grobler, Iqraam Rayners and Gamphani Lungu spearheaded Supersport to victory,while Mogakolodi Ngele scored a brace for…
Photo Credit:IPL. AB de Villiers smashed 55 from 22 balls to guide Royal Challengers Bangalore to a seven-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. RCB, chasing 178 to win, had fallen to 102-3 and needed 64 from the final 30 balls to register an unlikely win. De…
Photo Credit:EvertonFC. Everton came from behind twice to maintain their unbeaten start to the Premier League in a Merseyside derby thriller as Liverpool were denied a stoppage-time winner by the video assistant referee. Sadio Mane put the visitors ahead in the third minute but they were furious soon afterwards when…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Award-winning South African referee, Victor Gomes will take charge of a highly anticipated Africa Cup of Nations Group D qualifier between Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The match will take place on 17 November 2020 at the Estádio 11 de Novembro stadium in Luanda, Angola.…
Photo Credit:Cheetahs. Cheetahs coach Hawies Fourie has hailed his side’s victory over the Vodacom Bulls after the adversity the franchise faced over the past couple of weeks. Despite having to cling on to a narrow two-point margin for a 19-17 win in the second round of Super Rugby Unlocked, Fourie…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Tottenham have signed Wales centre-back Joe Rodon from Swansea on a five-year deal for an initial £11m plus add-ons. Rodon, 22, made 54 appearances for the Championship club having made his Swans debut during the 2018-19 campaign. He started all three of Wales' matches during the international…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne will miss Saturday's home Premier League game against Arsenal through injury. The Belgium midfielder, 29, was substituted in his country's Nations League match against England on Sunday. Belgium manager Roberto Martinez said the move was a "precaution", but City boss Pep Guardiola…
File Photo. Seven-time MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi said he has tested positive for coronavirus and will miss this weekend’s Grand Prix of Aragon. The 41-year-old Italian said he could also miss next week’s Teruel Grand Prix at the same circuit in Spain. "Unfortunately, this morning I woke up and…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. The Premier Soccer League (PSL) released the 2020-21 DStv Premiership fixtures on Friday 16 October. Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns will feature in the opening act of the DStv Premiership at FNB Stadium on Saturday, 24 October. At the same time, Baroka FC will be at home…
PUMA ambassador Virat Kohli, Captain Indian Cricket TEAM played host for an Instagram Live session with Pep Guardiola, coach of football club Manchester City. The 30-minute conversation saw them discuss sports and lessons from the pitch. Pep highlighted the importance of character over skill, mental strength, his mentor and coach…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Thanks to October's international break, we have had to wait another week for the return of Bundesliga football. But now the German top-flight is back and so are we, with all 18 teams in actions across just two days this coming weekend. Bundesliga stars were still taking…
File:South African President Cyril Ramaphosa congratulated victorious Springboks skipper Siya Kolisi after the Rugby World Cup final in Yokohama. SA Rugby have announced that they have reluctantly been forced to withdraw the Springboks from this year’s Rugby Championship. Due to the on-gong complications related to the Covid-19 pandemic and concerns…
Photo Credit:Reuters. South Africa has withdrawn from the Rugby Championship to cut the number of tournament matches in half. The South African rugby body said it has "noted"media reports that the Springboks will withdraw from the Rugby Championship and has made no move to deny it, with an official announcement…
Photo Credit: Gallo Images. Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila will be aiming to make the perfect start among South Africa's elite when they host SuperSport United in the opening MTN8 quarterfinal of the 2020-21 season on Saturday at the Thohoyandou Stadium. Kick-off is at 3:00pm. TTM's place in the country's premier division…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. The League will announce the 2020/21 DStv Premiership fixtures at 10h00 on Friday, 16 October 2010. The DStv Premiership will kick-off on Saturday, 24 October 2020. Meanwhile the PSL Awards will be held virtually this year‚ on Thursday next week (October 22). PSL Awards Nominees for 2019-20:…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Lamontville Golden Arrows have confirmed Mandla Ncikazi as their new head coach. Ncikazi‚ the 51-year-old former defender of the now-defunct African Wanderers‚ will work with the club’s former striker Mabhudi Khenyeza‚ who was unveiled this week as the new assistant at Arrows. "Our journey continues with Mandla…
Photo Credit:WorldAthletics. Kenya's Daniel Wanjiru, winner of the 2017 London Marathon, has been banned from athletics until 2023 for doping. Wanjiru was provisionally suspended in April but denied taking a prohibited substance and requested a tribunal. The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has now confirmed the 28-year-old's ban, in place until…
Photo Credit:Muzi Ntombela. Saint George have announced the arrival of former Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp, who is expected to take up the reins of the side in the next week. Middendorp was axed as Chiefs boss after failing to lead the side to the league title last month on…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Harry Maguire's miserable start to the season continued as he became the first England defender to be sent off at Wembley as the hosts lost to Denmark. Manchester United captain Maguire, 27, was booked twice in the space of 25 first-half minutes. Former Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Juventus have been awarded a 3-0 win over Napoli, who have been docked a point after they failed to fulfil their Serie A fixture earlier this month. With two positive Covid-19 tests before the game, Napoli were ordered not to travel by their local health authority. Serie…
File Photo. France's Arnaud Demare claimed his fourth win of the 2020 Giro d'Italia in a sprint finish on stage 11. The Groupama-FDJ rider held off Peter Sagan and Alvaro Jose Hodeg at the end of the 182km ride from Porto Sant'Elpidio to Rimini. Portugal's Joao Almeida maintained his lead…
Global sports company PUMA has signed a long-term partnership with the top 2020 NBA prospect LaMelo Ball, who will serve as a brand ambassador both on and off the court. “I am really excited to be joining the PUMA family,"said LaMelo Ball. "I believe the brand is the perfect partner…
Photo Credit:Reuters. South Africa have delayed their departure to the Rugby Championship while they decide whether to take part during the coronavirus pandemic. The Springboks have not played since beating England in the World Cup final in Japan last November. The six-week championship, which begins on 31 October, will be…
Photo Credit:Orlando Pirates. Orlando Pirates have completed the signing of former BidVest Wits midfielder Thabang Monare on a two-year contract, the fourth new signing from the now defunct Clever Boys. Monare joins as a free agent after terminating his deal with Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila, who had purchased the status of…
Photo Credit:GCIS. Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa has given the International Cricket Council notice to intervene in Cricket South Africa's affairs. The notice of government intervention follows a series of meetings between Mthethwa and CSA in a bid to resolve the leadership crisis at the national cricket body. The minister said…
Photo Credit:UERO2020. Spain were made to pay for a host of wasted chances as Ukraine inflicted their first defeat in nearly two years. Leeds forward Rodrigo wasted two headers as Ukraine goalkeeper Georgi Bushchan continually frustrated the former world champions in the stadium where they won Euro 2012. Spain had…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. World number one Dustin Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus, the PGA Tour has announced. Johnson, 36, who is now self-isolating, has withdrawn from the CJ Cup, which starts on 15 October at Shadow Creek. The American last competed in September's US Open where he finished tied…
Photo Credit:EURO2020. The Portuguese soccer federation has confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for the coronavirus. The federation said Ronaldo was doing well and had no symptoms. It did not say when he tested positive. Ronaldo played in the 0-0 draw at France in the Nations League on Sunday,…
File Photo. South African tennis ace Kevin Anderson has been named as president of the ATP Player Council. Anderson, a former world No 5, had previously served as the council's vice-president. The governing body of men's professional tennis also announced that four new players have been elected to the ATP…
AmaZulu Football Club (F.C) are evoking the "Rebirth of the Warrior" with the new official Umbro kit for the DSTV Premier Soccer League season. Officially unveiled at The Zunguness in the KZN Midlands on 12 October 2020, the new home and away jerseys are inspired by a Zulu spear print…
File Photo. The Mitchelton-Scott team and title contender Steven Kruijswijk have withdrawn from the Giro d'Italia after the latest round of Covid-19 testing. Jumbo-Visma's Dutchman Kruijswijk and Team Sunweb's Michael Matthews tested positive as did four staff members of the Australian team, from 571 tests. "As a social responsibility we've…
File Photo. Kubrat Pulev will fight champion Anthony Joshua in a world heavyweight title bout in London on 12 December, the Bulgarian claims. Joshua was originally scheduled to fight Pulev, 39, on 20 June but it was postponed due coronavirus. "It's official: Pulev vs. Joshua on 12 December in London,"…
In 2011 a motorcycle accident changed Reyaan Traut’s life forever. Since then he has won 12 gold medals in the South African & Western Cape track, time trial and road cycling championships, finished eighth in the Manchester Para Internationals and was the first disabled athlete to finish sub-three hours in…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Steve Komphela has confirmed that he will join Mamelodi Sundowns after his sudden resignation at Golden Arrows on Sunday. "I would like to express my deep gratitude to the Chairperson of Lamontville Golen Arrows, Mato Madlala and to Golden Arrows FC for their support and encouragement whilst…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The Los Angeles Lakers ended a decade-long wait for a 17th NBA title as they beat the Miami Heat 106-93 to seal a 4-2 series victory. The Finals' most valuable player (MVP) LeBron James posted a triple double - scoring 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists…
Photo Credit:EURO2020. England came from behind to overcome the world's top-ranked team Belgium and record an important Uefa Nations League victory at Wembley. Belgium took a lead their early superiority deserved when Romelu Lukaku sent England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford the wrong way after the striker had been brought down by…
Photo Credit:AP. Englishman Tyrrell Hatton sealed his fifth European Tour win with a four-stroke victory at the prestigious BMW PGA Championship. The 28-year-old world number 15 from Buckinghamshire was three ahead overnight and shot a five-under 67 for a 19-under total on the West Course. Victor Perez of France challenged…
Photo Credit:ATP. Rafael Nadal claimed the 13th Roland Garros crown, beating Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 in two hours and 41 minutes. Thus, the Spaniard equaled Roger Federer's record of 20 Major titles, securing his title of the greatest clay-courter once again and extending the reign in Paris after winning…
Bafana Bafana suffered a 2-1 defeat to Zambia in an international friendly on Sunday afternoon. Substitutes Kelvin Kapamba and Chaniza Zulu grabbed the equaliser and the winning goal for Chipolopolo respectively after Keagan Dolly had given Bafana the lead early on in the second half. Bafana were forced to make…
Portugal's Ruben Guerreiro claimed stage nine at the Giro d'Italia as compatriot Joao Almeida retained his overall lead in the event. Almeida faltered on the final 9.6km climb in the mountainous stage in Abruzzo, but holds a 30-second overall lead for the race leader's pink jersey. Guerreiro, 26, claimed his…
Photo Credit:Mercedes. Lewis Hamilton equalled the all-time record for career Formula 1 victories by winning the Eifel Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver's win was the 91st of his career and he will surely break Michael Schumacher's record soon. Hamilton extended his championship lead over team-mate Valtteri Bottas to 69 points…
File Photo. A further five Republic of Ireland players are out of Sunday's Nations League game against Wales after one of them tested positive for Covid-19. The Football Association of Ireland said that an unnamed player tested positive on Friday after having tested negative last Monday. Four other squad members…
Photo Credit:Reuters. The participation of world champions South Africa in the 2020 Rugby Championship hangs in the balance after a statement released on Saturday said a decision would be made next week. The springboks are scheduled to participate in the Rugby Championship in Australia in November and SA Rugby said…
Bafana Bafana will be looking for a win when they take on Zambia on Sunday, in their second match of this FIFA window. The match will be played at Royal Bafokeng Stadium and kick offs at 15h00. Bafana Bafana played to a 1-1 draw against Namibia on Thursday night and…
File Photo. Jordie Barrett's 79th-minute penalty salvaged a 16-16 draw for New Zealand against Australia in the first international Test match since March. The Wallabies were chasing a first victory in New Zealand for 19 years. The game was the first international Test match since the Covid-19 restrictions, and the…
File Photo. Mamelodi Sundowns president Patrice Motsepe is planning to buy shares of an unnamed top Egyptian Premier League side, according to Ghanaian journalist Nuhu Adams. Egyptian powerhouse, Al Ahly, already made history earlier this month when they appointed their first non-Egyptian manager in Pitso Mosimane. Motsepe approved of Mosimane’s…
Photo Credit:EURO2020. Spain remain top of their Nations League group after a narrow victory over Switzerland in Madrid. Real Sociedad forward Mikel Oyarzabal scored the only goal early in the first half. De Gea, who replaced Chelsea's Kepa Arrizabalaga, was forced into a smart early save by Loris Benito, palming…
Photo Credit:Vodacom Bulls. The Vodacom Bulls had to fight back against a brave Griquas side to claim a season-opening 30-23 win in Pretoria. Despite claiming the win, the Bulls looked a shadow of the team that outplayed the Sharks at the same venue a couple of weeks ago. Credit must…
Photo Credit:IPL. Virat Kohli led from the front as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) beat Chennai Super Kings by 37 runs to win the 25th Match of the Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 on Saturday. After electing to bat, RCB lost Aaron Finch in the third over after Deepak Chahar…
File Photo. Polish teenager Iga Swiatek completed a stunning rise by becoming the lowest-ranked woman to win the French Open after beating American Sofia Kenin. Swiatek, 19, is a former junior Wimbledon champion but the world number 54's rise to Roland Garros history has been swift and surprising. She showed…
File Photo. Britain's Alex Dowsett claimed a solo victory in the eighth stage of the Giro d'Italia with Matthew Holmes third. The 32-year-old Israel Start-Up Nation rider was part of a six-man breakaway allowed to go free on the 200km run from Giovinazzo to Vieste. There was no change in…
Photo Credit: Getty Images. LGBT rights campaigners have criticised World Rugby's decision to prevent transgender women from competing at the highest levels of the women's game. New guidelines published on Friday "do not recommend" transgender women play contact rugby "on safety grounds" National unions can be flexible in their application…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Britain's Simon Yates is out of the Giro d'Italia after testing positive for coronavirus. The Tirreno-Adriatico champion will not start Saturday's eighth stage of the Grand Tour. Yates, 28, was tested after he "developed very mild symptoms" following Friday's seventh stage, his Mitchelton-Scott team said. Team staff…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The Sharks held out against a Lions comeback to claim a 19-16 victory in the Super Rugby Unlocked opener in Durban on Friday night. The first official game of South Africa’s domestic restart may not have been a high-scoring affair, but it was a thriller that went…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The Miami Heat beat the Los Angeles Lakers 111-108 to win a thrilling game five in the NBA Finals and take the series into a sixth game. The Lakers led by a point with 21.8 seconds left, before two foul shots by Jimmy Butler nudged the Heat…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. World no. 1 Novak Djokovic scored the 36th victory from 37 matches in 2020, prevailing over Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-2, 5-7, 4-6, 6-2 in four hours. Thus, Djokovic is through to his fifth final in Paris, advancing to his 27th Major title match and facing Rafael Nadal…
Image credit: Bettini Image. Frenchman Arnaud Demare proved strongest in a sprint finish to claim his second straight stage victory and third overall at the Giro d'Italia. The Groupama-FDJ rider surged clear of Slovakian Peter Sagan and Australian Michael Matthews to win the 143km seventh stage from Matera to Brindisi.…
File:Tsholo Lejaka, Ntambi Ravele, Jan Bergman, Dr Chris Mpeka, Lehlohonolo Ledwaba, Brett Hoppe, Joyce Kungwane at launch. Image: Lefty Shivambu. Excitement is building up ahead of next week’s boxing tournament, which is going to be promoted by TLB Boxing Promotions. And TLB Boxing Promotions boss Joyce Kungwane is understandably happy…
Photo Credit:ATP. Rafael Nadal maintained his grip on the French Open by reaching another men's singles final with a battling win over Argentina's Diego Schwartzman. The Spanish second seed is going for a record-extending 13th title and won 6-3 6-3 7-6 (7-0) against the 12th seed. Nadal, 34, has only…
Photo Credit:Premier League. Premier League games not selected for broadcast in October will be available to fans on a pay-per-view basis. The five fixtures per round not already picked to be shown live, will be available on BT Sport Box Office or Sky Sports Box Office, priced at £14.95. Clubs…
This week was the start to the Provincial KFC Mini-Cricket Online Seminars and the first seminar was hosted by Northerns Cricket Union. The KFC Mini-Cricket Provincial Seminars aim to highlight some of the past season’s gains and further communicates the strategy for the season ahead. Run by South African MC…
Photo Credit:CSA. Cricket South Africa announced the fixtures for the three revised franchise competitions for the 2020/21 season as well as the senior provincial fixtures for both men and women. As previously announced the franchises will play a T20 competition in addition to the Momentum One-Day Cup and the CSA…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Cricket South Africa (CSA) is expected to hand over nearly 500 pages of the full Fundudzi report to parliament by close of business on Friday. The report has been a major issue for CSA in recent weeks, and especially since the South African Sports Confederation and Olympics…
File Photo. The French Open women's final will be contested between Australian Open winner Sofia Kenin and Polish teenager Iga Swiatek after two contrasting displays in their semi-finals. Swiatek, 19, needed only 70 minutes to beat Argentine Nadia Podoroska 6-2 6-1 to reach her first major final. American Kenin, 21,…
Image: Safa/twitter. Bafana Bafana are held to a 1-1 draw by a resilient Brave Warriors side in their maiden match since November 2019. Luther Singh got his first official goal for Bafana after right winger Keegan Dolly fed a loose to Kermit Erasmus who laid a good pass to Singh…
Photo Credit:Mercedes. A member of the Mercedes team has tested positive for coronavirus before this weekend's Eifel Grand Prix. Mercedes said the team would not reveal the identity of the person affected but it is not one of the two drivers, Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas. The team said the…
Image credit: Bettini Image. Arnaud Demare won stage six of the Giro d'Italia in a sprint finish for his second victory of the 2020 race. French Groupama-FDJ rider Demare powered away from Team Sunweb's Michael Matthews and Astana's Fabio Felline to win in Matera at the end of the 188km…
File Photo. Polish teenager Iga Swiatek is a step away from a remarkable first Grand Slam after brushing aside Nadia Podoroska 6-2 6-1 in her French Open semi-final. The 19-year-old needed only 70 minutes to beat the Argentine, who also was a first-time major semi-finalist. Swiatek, whose devastating forehand did…
Photo credit : Thabo Easy-t Pooe. The South African Football Association (SAFA) NEC has resolved to declare the 2019/2020 ABC Motsepe League in all nine Provinces as final and according to the existing log standings. Therefore, the nine Provincial teams currently occupying position number one, will proceed to the National…
Following a long hiatus brought about by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, KFC and Cricket South Africa (CSA) are getting ready to launch the new cricket season by hosting virtual KFC Mini-Cricket Provincial Seminars throughout the month of October, across the 16 Provincial Unions. The annual KFC Mini-Cricket Provincial Seminars are…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Midfielder Mesut Ozil has been left out of Arsenal's Europa League squad for the forthcoming campaign. The 31-year-old's future at the club remains uncertain after being persistently left out of the side by manager Mikel Arteta. The Germany international has not played for the Gunners since March.…
Photo Credit:AFP. Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei smashed the men's 10,000m world record as Ethiopia's Letesenbet Gidey broke that of the women's 5,000m in Valencia. Cheptegei, 24, clocked 26 minutes 11.00 seconds to beat Kenenisa Bekele's 15-year-old time by more than six seconds. Gidey, 22, clocked 14 minutes 6.62 seconds to better…
Image@Frenchteam. Chelsea's Olivier Giroud became France's second-highest goalscorer of all time - surpassing Michel Platini - in a friendly hammering of Ukraine. Giroud, 34, scored twice in the first half to take his tally to 42 on his 100th international appearance, nine adrift of Thierry Henry's record. Teenager Eduardo Camavinga,…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. World number one Novak Djokovic overcame early physical struggles to beat Pablo Carreno Busta and reach the French Open semi-finals. The Serb arrived on court with tape on his neck, repeatedly massaged his left biceps and grimaced on his way to losing the first set, but went…
Photo Credit:Grant Pitcher. Voting for the 2019/20 Premier Soccer League Goal of the Season is now open and the football supporters will now have a direct say on who wins the prestigious award at the PSL Awards. Voting is on the PSL website, www.PSL.co.za until midnight on 15 October 2020…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Stuart Armstrong, Kieran Tierney and Ryan Christie will all miss Scotland's Euro 2020 play-off semi-final against Israel on Thursday after the former tested positive for Covid-19. Armstrong was the only member of the squad to return a positive test. But Arsenal defender Tierney and Celtic attacker Christie…
File Photo. Greek fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas reached his first French Open semi-final with a commanding straight-set victory over Andrey Rublev. Both players competed fiercely in the opening stages but pressure seemed to get the better of the Russian 13th seed when he served for the first set. Tsitsipas, 22,…
 Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Bafana Bafana arrived in Rustenburg on Tuesday afternoon, and got straight into training in preparation for the international friendly match against Namibia at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg. The match will be played on Thursday, 8 October 2020 and will kick-off at 19h00. Coach Molefi Ntseki will…
Photo Credit:ATP. Rafael Nadal's bid to equal Roger Federer's record of 20 Grand Slams at this year's French Open remains alive following victory over Jannik Sinner in the tournament's latest ever finish. The big-hitting Italian broke Nadal in the opening set and looked to serve out before the Spanish 12-time…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The Los Angeles Lakers are a game away from winning their first championship in 10 years after they beat Miami Heat 102-96 to go 3-1 up in the NBA Finals. Their last title in 2010 was led by Kobe Bryant,who died in a helicopter crash in January.LeBron…
File Photo. An investigation has begun into alleged match-fixing in a French Open women's doubles first-round match, the Paris prosecutor's office has confirmed. Officials began investigating on 1 October after suspicions of "organised fraud" and "corruption in sports". The inquiry focuses on Andreea Mitu and Patricia Maria Tig v Yana…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Orlando Pirates have confirmed the release of eight players ahead of the new DStv Premiership season, including midfielder Xola Mlambo. The players have agreed on a mutual termination of their contracts after being told they were not in the plans of head coach Josef Zinnbauer. The 29-year-old…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. One of the main Australian Open warm-up events-the Auckland Classic - has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. It was due to be played in January before the first Grand Slam of 2021. New Zealand has all-but eliminated Covid-19 but maintain strict travel restrictions. The 2020…
Photo Credit:Grant Pitcher. Kaizer Chiefs have moved swiftly to dismiss media reports that Samir Nurkovic could be sold ahead of the start of the new season. On Tuesday, Saudi Arabian outfit Abha FC were also rumoured to have tabled an offer for the services of the Amakhosi striker. However, the…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Glasgow Rangers have confirmed the signing of midfielder Bongani Zungu on a season-long loan deal from French side Amiens. Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has prioritised bringing in a midfielder with the club having an option to make the deal for 27-year-old South African international a permanent one…
Photo Credit:AP. Manchester United have signed former Paris St-Germain striker Edinson Cavani on a free transfer. The 33-year-old Uruguay international, who left PSG at the end of June, has signed a one-year contract. Cavani has scored 341 goals in 556 club matches, including a record 200 in 301 appearances for…
Photo Credit:Manchester United. Manchester United have signed Brazil left-back Alex Telles on a four-year deal from Porto, with the option of a further year. The 27-year-old, who has one cap for his country, moves to Old Trafford for a fee of 15m euros (£13.6m) plus 2m euros (£1.8m) in add-ons.…
File Photo. Former Amazulu coach Cavin Johnson has joined Al Ahly as Pitso Mosimane's assistant. The new head coach and former Mamelodi Sundowns mentor, Pitso Mosimane, announced on Twitter that Cavin Johnson will be joining him at the Egyptian giants as his assistant coach. Johnson joins Kabelo Rangoaga and Musi…
Photo Credit: Gallo Images. The Premier Soccer League has confirmed the 2020/21 MTN8 quarterfinal fixtures, dates and kick-off times. The MTN8 quarterfinals will be played on the weekend of 17 and 18 October 2020. In line with Covid-19 regulations, all four matches will be played behind closed doors. Tshakhuma Tsha…
File Photo. Greek fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas reached his first French Open quarter-final with victory over Grigor Dimitrov in a high-quality encounter. The 22-year-old beat the Bulgarian former world number three 6-3 7-6 (11-9) 6-2 at Roland Garros. He will play 13th seed Andrey Rublev after the Russian's 6-7 (4-7)…
Image via @AlAhly. Pitso Mosimane's Ah Ahly secured a narrow 1-0 in over Al Mokawloon in the Egyptian Premier League match on Sunday night. The only goal of the encounter was netted by Amr Al Salaya a few minutes before the half-time break and it was enough to hand Mosimane…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Sergio Garcia secured his first PGA Tour win since the 2017 Masters with one-shot victory at the Sanderson Farms Championship in Mississippi. Garcia began the day in a three-way share of the lead but needed an eagle on the par-five 14th to draw level with clubhouse-leader Peter…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Jimmy Butler starred as the injury-hit Miami Heat took game three of the NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers 115-104. Butler's triple double of 40 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds helped lead the Heat to victory and they now trail 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.…
Photo Credit:PA. Ollie Watkins scored a first-half hat-trick and Jack Grealish had a hand in five goals as Aston Villa deservedly stunned champions Liverpool with one of the most unbelievable scorelines in Premier League history. Watkins had never scored a Premier League goal before kick-off and 45 minutes later he…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Reigning champions Real Madrid continued their unbeaten start in La Liga as goals from Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema saw off Levante. Brazil international Vinicius scored in consecutive La Liga games for the first time as he curled in a delightful finish following Luka Modric's corner. Benzema…
Photo Credit:Premier League. Jose Mourinho returned to Manchester United and humiliated his former club as Tottenham came from behind to record a famous Old Trafford win. Son Heung-min and Harry Kane scored twice, with Tanguy Ndombele and Serge Aurier also on target as 10-man United suffered a defeat on a…
Photo Credit:Premier League. Arsenal scored two quick-fire team goals to extend Sheffield United's point-less start to the Premier League season - although the Blades did manage their first goal. The Gunners did not really get going until the 60th minute when Bukayo Saka celebrated his first England call-up with a…
Photo Credit:Gavin Barker. Mamelodi Sundowns have announced the appointment of Manqoba Mngqithi and Rhulani Mokwena as joint head coaches. Sundowns president Patrice Motsepe said in a statement: "Manqoba and Rhulani have been with Mamelodi Sundowns for many years and were part of the technical team that were crowned champions of…
Photo Credit:ATP. Twelve-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal raced into the quarter-finals with a straight-set victory against American qualifier Sebastian Korda. Korda said in the build-up Nadal was his "idol" but the 20-year-old struggled to match the clay-court specialist on Court Philippe Chatrier. Second seed Nadal, chasing a fourth successive…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. World record holder Eliud Kipchoge was beaten in the London Marathon as Shura Kitata won a thrilling sprint finish to claim an unexpected victory. Four-time winner Kipchoge was the favourite, but fell behind with two laps to go and finished eighth. Ethiopian Kitata pushed ahead of Kenya's…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Top seed Simona Halep is out of the French Open after losing to Iga Swiatek in the fourth round in just 68 minutes. The Romanian, a heavy favourite to claim a second Roland Garros title, was stunned 6-1 6-2 by the Polish teenager. World number 58 Swiatek…
Virat Kohli(Credits: Twitter). Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli said he has a love-hate relationship with cricket after rediscovering his form in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the United Arab Emirates. The prolific right-hander managed 14, one and three in his first three matches before smashing an unbeaten 72…
Photo Credit:PA. World record holder Brigid Kosgei retained her London Marathon title with a commanding performance on a wet and closed course in the city. The 26-year-old Kenyan, who broke Paula Radcliffe's world record in Chicago last year, went clear of world champion Ruth Chepngetich after mile 18. She finished…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. An attacking masterclass from Allan Saint-Maximin led Newcastle to their second win of the season as they beat pointless Burnley 3-1. The French winger was in a swashbuckling mood, opening the scoring (14) with a fine individual effort before setting up Callum Wilson for the first of…
The Green team scored three unanswered tries to beat the Gold team 25-9 in the Springbok Showdown at Newlands. Both sides were resolute in their defence which made it difficult for any sort of attacking rhythm to be built up. The first half was Test match like but also blighted…
Photo Credit:EvertonFC. Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored his ninth goal of the season and James Rodriguez netted twice as Everton beat Brighton to make it four Premier League wins from four for the impressive table-topping Toffees. However, it was another game that will prompt questions about the quality of goalkeeper Jordan Pickford…
Photo Credit:ChelseaFC. Summer signing Ben Chilwell scored one and assisted another on his first Premier League start since his move from Leicester City as Chelsea returned to winning ways against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge. Having made his first appearance on Tuesday as Frank Lampard's side were knocked out of…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating. The news comes three days after the club said midfielder Thiago Alcantara had tested positive for Covid-19. Liverpool said the Senegal winger has "displayed minor symptoms of the virus but feels in good health overall".…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. LeBron James hoped the Los Angeles Lakers made Kobe Bryant's family "proud" as the team doubled their lead over the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals with a 124-114 win in game two. James scored 33 points and Anthony Davis contributed 32, as the Lakers wore 'Black…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Neymar scored twice as Paris St-Germain thrashed Angers 6-1 to move within a point of Ligue 1 leaders Rennes. The Brazil forward struck either side of half-time for the three-time defending champions, after Alessandro Florenzi had given them an early lead. Ismael Traore replied for the visitors…
Photo Credit:ATP. Rafael Nadal sent another ominous warning to his French Open rivals by dropping five games in a third-round win over Italy's Stefano Travaglia. Nadal, 34, is looking for a record-extending 13th title and looked comfortably at home on Court Philippe Chatrier in a 6-1 6-4 6-0 victory. Travaglia,…
Photo Credit:Lefty Shivambu. Bradley Grobler was the big winner at the SuperSport United end of season awards, walking away with three honours after an excellent 2019-20 campaign. The experienced forward collected the Player of the Season prize, the Top-Goalscorer gong and the Chairman’s Award after a season in which he…
Photo Credit:Carl Fourie. Van Tonder wrapped up the Sunshine Tour's five-tournament Rise-Up Series with another emphatic victory at Huddle Park Golf Club on Friday as he closed with a 66 to win the Vodacom Championship Reloaded by four strokes on 21 under par 195. It marked back-to-back victories for Van…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Last season’s top two FC Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund will seek a swift return to their winning ways on Matchday 3 of the 2020-21 Bundesliga season, which also features a Rhine derby as well as a pair of surprise frontrunners. Treble winners FC Bayern will not…
File Photo. AmaZulu FC have confirmed Sandile Zungu as their new president after he bought a 100 percent share of the KwaZulu-Natal club. The club was said to be in financial turmoil during the lockdown, with reports of players’ salaries not being paid in full. The new owner is the…
Image@Arsenal. FA Cup winners Arsenal will face League of Ireland side Dundalk, Rapid Vienna and Molde in Group B of the 2020-21 Europa League. Tottenham have been drawn alongside Bulgarian champions Ludogorets, LASK and Royal Antwerp in Group J. Leicester City will face Braga, AEK Athens and Ukrainian side Zorya…
Photo Credit:BackpagePix. Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki has named a 25-man squad for the upcoming international friendly matches against Namibia and Zambia in Rustenburg.Bafana Bafana take on Namibia on 8 October at Royal Bafokeng Stadium and three days later lock horns with Zambia at the same venue. Ntseki has brought…
File Photo. Red Bull and AlphaTauri power unit supplier Honda has confirmed it will leave Formula 1 at the end of the 2021 season. The team first revealed on social media today it would "conclude participation in [the] FIA Formula 1 World Championship." The Japanese manufacturer, which has participated in…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Novak Djokovic continued his dominant start to the French Open with a ruthless straight-set win against Lithuanian world number 66 Ricardas Berankis in the second round. The world number one won 6-1 6-2 6-2, meaning he has lost just 10 games in his first two matches. Djokovic,…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Arsenal beat Liverpool 5-4 on penalties to reach the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup after the sides drew 0-0. The sides played out a 5-5 draw at Anfield before last season's penalty shootout, won by Liverpool, but this was a considerably less exciting match. Both sides struggled…
Image:@EuropaLeague. Harry Kane scored a hat-trick and Dele Alli also found the target to help Tottenham reach the group stage of the Europa League courtesy of a hugely entertaining victory over Israeli side Maccabi Haifa. With this their seventh game in 19 gruelling days at the start of the season,…
Photo Credit:Charl Fourie. Daniel van Tonder eagled his last hole of the day to give him a three-stroke lead going into Friday's final round of the Vodacom Championship Reloaded at Huddle Park Golf Club. It was another emphatic display of his current dominance on the Sunshine Tour's Rise-Up Series. Teeing…
Manchester United will face Paris St-Germain, RB Leipzig and Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League group stage this season. Premier League champions Liverpool will have to negotiate a group containing Ajax, Atalanta and Danish side Midtjylland. Chelsea will play Europa League winners Sevilla, Krasnodar and debutants Rennes. Manchester City are…
Photo Credit:Mamelodi Sundowns. New Ah Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane has thanked the club’s management led by president Mahmoud El Khatib and pledged to give his best for the Egyptian Premier League club. Mosimane has also pleaded with the Red Devils supporters to give him a chance, saying he will do…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. LeBron James says the Los Angeles Lakers still have "a lot more work to do" after they comfortably beat the injury-hit Miami Heat 116-98 in game one of the NBA Finals. Anthony Davis scored 34 points for the Lakers, with James adding 25 points and nine assists.…
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