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Photo Credit:Getty Images. Toby Alderweireld's late header gave Tottenham victory in a tightly-contested north London derby. Spurs were second best for much of the encounter and conceded first, but after equalising and then holding firm against a dominant Arsenal, Alderweireld glanced home late on to move Jose Mourinho's men above…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The West Indies nudged passed England, on the final day of the 1st Test, to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series, winning by 4 wickets at the Ageas Bowl in Hampshire. Jermaine Blackwood's fighting 95 in the second innings helped West Indies seal a four-wicket…
Photo Credit:Mercedes. Lewis Hamilton took his first victory of Formula 1 2020 in dominant fashion in the Styrian GP as Mercedes proved too quick for Max Verstappen, while Ferrari imploded after a first-lap collision between Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc. After acing pole position in a qualifying deluge, Hamilton provided…
File Photo. Neither Africa Cup of Nations nor World Cup qualifying may be possible in Africa this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but there will be sufficient 2021 matchdays to catch up. FIFA originally allocated four two-match windows for Africa next year – March, August/September, October and November. The…
Photo Credit:Mamelodi Sundowns. South African Football Association (SAFA) insists that there will be no football played in the country until the Premier Soccer League (PSL) has fully complied with the health and safety directives of the Joint Liaison Committee (JLC). PSL acting chief executive Mato Madlala wrote a letter to…
Photo Credit:GCIS. The Institute of Foreign Affairs at the University Johannesburg Centre for Africa-China Studies and the UJ Library are hosting a webinar to mark ten years after South Africa successfully hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Watch Live Below:NMSD Webinar. Courtesy of SABC.
Photo Credit:Getty Images. In a windy Wellington afternoon, the Hurricanes managed to earn their second win of the season, holding off a late surge from the Highlanders to finish the game 17-11. The Hurricanes looked to be in control the entire match with the majority of the game spent in…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester City have secured their second successive 5-0 win as they thumped Brighton at the Amex. Raheem Sterling was at the centre of it with his third hat-trick in all competitions this season. Gabriel Jesus and Bernardo Silva were also on the scoresheet as City warmed up…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Sheffield United continued their push for European qualification as they moved into the Premier League's top six with a convincing win over in-form Chelsea. David McGoldrick broke his Premier League duck with two goals as Sheffield United dented Champions League-chasing Chelsea with a 3-0 victory at Bramall…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. First Test, day four, Ageas Bowl England 204 (Holder 6-42) & 284-8 (Crawley 76, Sibley 50, Stokes 46) West Indies 318 (Brathwaite 65, Dowrich 61) England lead by 170 England lost five wickets for 30 runs late on the fourth day to leave West Indies as favourites…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Liverpool have dropped points at Anfield for the first time in the Premier League this season as Burnley fought to a 1-1 draw. The Reds dominated for the first hour as man-of-the-match Nick Pope made two world-class saves from Mo Salah and Sadio Mane, but they came…
Photo Credit:RMDAnalysis Twitter. Gareth Bale is likely to finish the current campaign with his second La Liga winners medal. Bale, who is still a world-class footballer, has made 16 appearances in the league this season, scoring just two goals. He was on the brink of a move to China last…
Photo Credit:Farpost. The former chairman of Limpopo PSL club and founder of the defunct NSL club, Rabali Blackpool FC, Peter Rabali will be buried on Sunday at Ha-Rabali village in Nzhelele, outside Louis Trichardt, in Limpopo. Rabali died on Thursday after a short illness. The 73-year-old Rabali was a well-known…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. First Test, day three, Ageas Bowl England 204 (Stokes 43, Holder 6-42) & 15-0 West Indies 318 (Brathwaite 65, Dowrich 61, Stokes 4-49) England trail by 99 Scorecard England are under huge pressure in the opening Test after West Indies took a first-innings lead of 114 on…
Photo Credit. Gallo Images. Former Springbok wing Corra Dirksen has passed away in Krugersdorp from Covid-19 complications on Friday. A medical doctor by profession, Dirksen was still practicing his profession in Krugersdorp until he contracted the coronavirus about two weeks ago. Dirksen earned 10 Test caps between 1963 and 1968,…
Photo Credit: CnG Photography. Pierluigi Collina says Video assistant referees must not show the "wrong kind of solidarity" with colleagues by failing to correct their mistakes. Collina, Fifa's referees' chief, has called for consistency in the use of VAR all over the world. "If you belong to a team, you…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester United brushed aside struggling Aston Villa to strengthen their bid for the Champions League spots. Bruno Fernandes brought an end to a vibrant start from the struggling hosts after winning a controversial penalty from Ezri Konsa's challenge. The Aston Villa defender was judged to have clattered…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. During February 2020, Ntambi Ravele wrote a letter of complaint to the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture wherein she requested the Minister to investigate the conduct of the Acting President of SASCOC, Barry Hendricks and the President of Tennis South Africa, Gavin Crookes, for allegedly conspiring…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester City's Champions League last-16 second leg against Real Madrid will be played at Etihad Stadium. Uefa has confirmed all outstanding second-leg ties in the Champions League and Europa League will be held at the home teams' stadiums behind closed doors. City host Real on either 7…
File Photo. Real Betis have appointed former Real Madrid and Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini as their manager from next season on a three-year contract. Pellegrini, who won the Premier League with City in 2013-14 as well as two League Cups, returns to Spain where he had successful spells with…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Liverpool continued their relentless pursuit of a Premier League points record with victory over Brighton at the Amex Stadium. The newly-crowned champions looked on course to secure three more points with ease when they went two up inside eight minutes as Brighton, with sights set on Premier…
Image Supplied. Mamelodi Sundowns have confirmed that Rhulani Mokwena will re-join the club as an assistant coach, taking up the role he left in 2017. Mokwena will join up with the club in their Rustenburg training base once he has been give the Covid-19 all-clear, partnering once again with head…
File Photo. Springbok captain Siya Kolisi will tell his life story in an autobiography to be published ahead of next year's British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa. The book will be published by Harper Collins, who bought the world all-language rights from Roc Nation Sports, the company that…
Photo Credit:Gary Kellner. The PGA of America, Ryder Cup Europe and the PGA TOUR jointly announced that both the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup have been rescheduled and will now be played one year later than originally planned. The 43rd Ryder Cup, scheduled for September 22-27, at Whistling Straits in…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Juventus wasted the chance to move 10 points clear at the top of Serie A after throwing away a two-goal lead in a shock 4-2 loss to AC Milan. Maurizio Sarri's men led through goals from Adrien Rabiot and Cristiano Ronaldo early in the second half, but…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Jamie Vardy’s late finish earned a potentially valuable point for Leicester City in their Champions League race as Brendan Rodgers’ men came from behind to draw at 10-man Arsenal. After a nervous VAR check, Vardy’s 22nd goal of the campaign was given, the striker burying Demarai Gray’s…
Photo Credit:Leanne Boon. Fernando Alonso is set to return to Formula 1 as Daniel Ricciardo's replacement at Renault for the 2021 season. It is understood that an official announcement confirming the news is set for Wednesday. After two seasons off the grid, the 38-year-old Alonso has signed with Renault for…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manager Jose Mourinho brought up his 200th Premier League victory as Tottenham edged past Everton - though home players Hugo Lloris and Son Heung-min had to be separated by team-mates during the match. A tepid contest threatened to boil over as the teams left the pitch at…
Photo Credit:Lefty Shivambu. Chippa United have confirmed the appointment of Lehlohonolo Seema as their new coach. "Chippa United FC hereby confirms that the team has with immediate effect appointed Lehlohonolo Simon Seema as its head coach on a three-year contract,"Chippa said in a statement. Coach Seema joins the Chilli-Boys from…
KFC MINI-CRICKET COACH OF THE YEAR Ruth Bowles - Western Province Ruth Bowles has been part of the KFC Mini-Cricket coaching programme for over 10 years. Enthusiastic, optimistic and with a positive approach to coaching, her love and passion for developing the game cannot be understated. Over the last few…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester City slumped to defeat at Southampton after Che Adams took advantage of a howler from Edersen. The City keeper was miles off his line when the former champions lost possession in their own half, allowing the Saints striker to lob what proved to be the winner…
Photo Credit:XPB Images. Valtteri Bottas won an astonishing Austrian GP, as a penalised Lewis Hamilton was relegated off the podium to fourth, in a hugely-dramatic return for Formula 1 in the first race of the delayed 2020 season. Hamilton finished second to Bottas on the road as otherwise-dominant Mercedes nursed…
Real Madrid maintained their 100% win record since the restart of LaLiga activity in June and once again the victory was overshadowed by a VAR decision which awarded Zidane's side a spot kick as the clock ticked down. Despite limited appeals from the visiting side when Marcelo and Dani Garcia…
Photo Credit:SAFA. SAFA NEC member, Natasha Tsichlas has lauded the recent move by CAF to establish an annual CAF Club Women’s championship, calling this a ground-breaking development. Tsichlas, who is also a member of the CAF Organising Committee for Women’s Football, said this will help grow the game tremendously, not…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Cristiano Ronaldo finally scored a free-kick for Juventus - from his 43rd attempt - as he became the first player to score 25 Serie A goals in a season for the club since 1961. The derby win over Torino was also notable for Gianluigi Buffon's record-breaking 648th…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. First-half goals from Olivier Giroud and Willian and a late strike from Ross Barkley earned Chelsea victory over struggling Watford to boost to their ambitions for Champions League football next season. France striker Giroud hit the target in the 28th minute, after a brisk move between Barkley…
Photo Credit:AP. Bayern Munich have added another trophy to their cabinet after thrashing Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 in Berlin to retain the German Cup. Robert Lewandowski passed 50 goals for the season as Bayern Munich beat Bayer Leverkusen to win a record 20th German Cup and 13th domestic double. David Alaba's…
File Photo. Proteas wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock has been named as the CSA Cricketer of the Year at its annual professional awards on Saturday evening. De Kock, who replaced Faf du Plessis as the new skipper in the limited-overs formats, edged fast bowlers Lungi Ngidi and Anrich Nortje for the…
Photo Credit:Bradley Collyer. Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka celebrated signing a new long-term contract by helping Arsenal deliver a blow to Wolverhampton Wanderers' hopes of Champions League football next season. Mikel Arteta's side made it three successive league victories thanks to Saka's first half strike and a late Alexandre Lacazette goal…
Photo Credit:Reuters. Manchester United momentarily moved into the top four following an entertaining 5-2 victory over relegation-threatened Bournemouth. United had to come from behind to secure the three points but ran out comfortable winners in the end to leapfrog Chelsea in the table ahead of the Blues' match against Watford.…
Photo Credit:Mercedes. Valtteri Bottas beat Lewis Hamilton to pole position as Mercedes dominated qualifying at the Austrian Grand Prix. Mercedes seemed unbeatable as the season re-started after a four-month delay as a result of the coronavirus. The cars, painted black this year to reflect Mercedes' support for anti-racism, were half…
Andy Muirhead had a score just three minutes into the game. Photo Credit: Getty Images. The Brumbies have delivered on their favourites tag coming into the Super Rugby AU reboot, seeing off the Rebels 31-23 in an intriguing clash in Canberra. The home side raced out of the gates to…
Lionel Messi is set to quit Barcelona in 2021 when his contract ends, according to reports. Messi could end up making a sensational move to Juventus to play alongside old rival Cristiano Ronaldo next summer, amid reports that the Argentine is unhappy at the Nou Camp. With the Catalan giants…
File image of Wilson Kipsang of Kenya.Photo Credit:IAAF. Two-time London Marathon winner Wilson Kipsang has been handed a four-year ban for anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs). The violations include the Kenyan former world record holder using a fake photo of a traffic accident to justify one of four missed whereabouts appointments.…
File Photo. Leroy Sane has completed his £54.8m transfer from Manchester City to Bayern Munich. The Germany international passed the second part of his medical on Thursday morning, before returning to Bayern's training centre to finalise his move. Bayern apologised to Manchester City following the publication of photographs showing Sane…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Clinical Manchester City put four past premier league champions Liverpool after guard of honour. Goals from Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (og) saw a surprise result at the Etihad Stadium. Pre-match, Liverpool walked out to a half-hearted guard of honour from City…
File Photo. Sheffield United picked up their first win since the Premier League restarted as they produced a hugely impressive display against Tottenham Hotspur. Sander Berge opened his account for the club with a neat finish in the first half, completing a fine, attacking move by the hosts. Harry Kane…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Andriy Yarmolenko's last-gasp winner settled an eventful London derby with Chelsea and delivered a huge boost to West Ham United's hopes of avoiding relegation. Chelsea are now just two points ahead of Manchester United and on equal games having squandered the chance to put some distance between…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Former Springbok hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle’s lawyer said there may be legal grounds on which he can appeal his long-term ban for doping. Ralepelle was handed an eight-year ban by an independent doping tribunal panel after testing positive for a banned anabolic substance last year. The 32-year-old, who…
Photo Credit:Reuters. Cricket South Africa (CSA) has signed a three-year deal with Betway as its new Test and One Day International (ODI) series sponsor,which was previously held by Sunfoil (Tests) and Momentum (ODIs). Betway marketing manager David Rachidi confirmed to Sport24 that the deal was signed in the last two…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Arsenal boosted their chances of securing European football for next season with a comprehensive 4-0 win over relegation-threatened Norwich. The Gunners again benefited from some poor goalkeeping as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang capitalised on Tim Krul's error to open the scoring before Granit Xhaka finished a fine move to…
Another year, another milestone for Lionel Messi. His 700th career goal - coming just over 14 months after netting for the 600th time for Barcelona - means he joins a select group. According to data from Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation, Messi is now one of seven players to have reached the…
Photo Credit:AFP. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have confirmed the postponement of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations and a number of other continental competitions. In a virtual meeting held by the CAF executive committee, changes were made by the football body in response to the impact of the…
Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic will join Barcelona at the end of the season in a swap deal with Brazil international Arthur Melo. The 30-year-old will move to the Camp Nou on a four-year deal once the current, delayed season has been completed. The two clubs earlier confirmed that Brazilian international…
Photo Credit:Mercedes. Mercedes will run a new black livery in Formula 1 in 2020 as a signal of their commitment to greater diversity and inclusion in motorsport. Silver had been the company's colour scheme in racing since the 1930s. Mercedes said the Black Lives Matter movement had "shone a searching…
Real Madrid are two points clear at the top of La Liga after grinding out a victory at bottom club Espanyol. Casemiro scored the only goal as he latched onto Karim Benzema's brilliant no-look backheel through the legs of defender Bernardo Espinosa before firing home. The Brazilian had earlier gone…
File Photo. Manchester City will play Arsenal in the semi-final of the FA Cup. Manchester United will play Chelsea in the other semi-final. United earned the first semi-final spot last night when a late extra-time goal got them past Norwich City. Arsenal also needed a late goal - this time…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Ross Barkley's second-half goal was enough to send Chelsea into the FA Cup semi-finals, beating Leicester 1-0 at the King Power Stadium. The result will come as a relief for Frank Lampard after a sloppy first half in which Leicester took advantage of Chelsea's errors but could…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. An injury-time winner from Dani Ceballos saw Arsenal beat Sheffield United 2-1 at Bramall Lane to reach the FA Cup semi-finals. The Blades looked to have forced extra time when David McGoldrick capitalised on an error at the back to level the contest after 87 minutes, cancelling…
File Photo. SAFA chief medical officer Dr Thulani Ngwenya has explained the process that needs to be followed in order for competitive football action to resume. The PSL was earlier this week issued clearance to proceed with their plans to return to training and competition in a biologically safe environment…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Pep Guardiola confirmed that Manchester City's players will give new Premier League champions Liverpool a guard of honour at Etihad Stadium on Thursday. City's 2-1 defeat at Chelsea on Thursday ended their two-year reign as champions, with Liverpool holding a now unassailable 23-point lead with seven games…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said his main focus is to ensure the squad that delivered the Merseyside club's first top-flight title in three decades is not broken up in the near future. Liverpool's 30-year wait for their 19th English top-flight title ended on Thursday after second-placed Manchester…
Photo Credit:@ighalojude. Manchester United beat Norwich 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup at Carrow Road on Saturday. Odion Ighalo fired the visitors into the lead early in the second half, but Todd Cantwell equalised in the 75th minute for Norwich. Timm Klose was sent off in the 89th…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Further to the complaint by Ntambi Ravele that SASCOC’s erstwhile attorneys conducted themselves unethically during the arbitration proceedings which prejudiced her case, a meeting was convened by the Arbitrator and all parties on Wednesday 24 June 2020, where submissions were made as to why the Arbitrator should…
Barcelona saw their LaLiga title hopes hit by a late Iago Aspas free-kick in an entertaining 2-2 draw away to Celta Vigo. Luis Saurez headed the opener after 20 minutes at the far post following a well-worked free-kick as Lionel Messi curled a ball into his path with Celta expecting…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images.. Two of South Africa’s most celebrated football figures have joined hands with Betway South Africa in a bid to plough back to their communities. Recently retired star Daine Klate, alongside the evergreen Reneilwe Letsholonyane, have partnered with the leading sports betting and entertainment company as part of…
Photo Credit:AP. Arjen Robben is going to attempt a playing comeback with his hometown club FC Groningen. The 36-year-old - who was capped 96 times by the Netherlands - announced his retirement almost a year ago after a 19-year professional career which started in Groningen's academy. Robben played for PSV,…
Photo Credit:AP. Bayern Munich ended their Bundesliga campaign in an emphatic manner by scoring four past Wolfsburg. Kingsley Coman and Michael Cuisance scored in the first half, while Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski found the net in the second half. Having clinched an eighth straight title 11 days earlier, Bayern…
Photo Credit:Veli Nhlapo Neil Tovey will not have his contract as technical director of SAFA renewed at the end of June amid conflicting reports about the decision. South African Football Association (Safa) spokesperson Dominic Chimhavi said health was the main reason behind letting the skipper of the 1996 Cup of…
Sevilla missed out on an opportunity to move up to third in La Liga when they were held to a fourth consecutive draw in a 1-1 stalemate against visiting Real Valladolid. A late Lucas Ocampos penalty for the hosts cancelled out Kiko Olivas's first-half opener as Sevilla, who have 54…
Photo Credit:Juventus. Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 23rd goal of the season as Juventus moved seven points clear at the top of Serie A with victory over 10-man Lecce. Juventus, bidding for their ninth successive Italian title, moved to 69 points after 28 games. The visitors had Fabio Lucioni sent off…
Sixteen NBA players have tested positive for coronavirus, with the season set to resume on 30 July. Tests were carried out on 302 players on Tuesday. The 16 who tested positive will remain in self-isolation and will have to be cleared by a physician before they can return to training.…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Liverpool were crowned champions of England for the first time in 30 years after Manchester City lost to Chelsea. Only a win for City at Stamford Bridge would have allowed them to hold on to the Premier League trophy for a little longer and their two-season reign…
Photo Credit:Muzi Ntombela. Chippa United confirmed that their interim coach Rhulani Mokwena is leaving the club. Mokwena joined the Chilli Boys on-loan from Orlando Pirates earlier this year, and he was expected to continue until the end of the season. However, while Chippa United chairman Siviwe Mpengesi indicated that he…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Sport, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has approved plans for the resumption of football. “The plans of the Premier Soccer League have been approved, considering the mitigation strategies and plans in relation to the level 3 risk adjusted strategy in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic,” the Ministry…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. World No.1 Novak Djokovic is among four players who have tested positive for COVID-19 following their participation in the Adria Tour, an exhibition series. Djokovic confirmed that he and his wife Jelena had tested positive for the virus. Grigor Dimitrov,Borna Coric and Vikto Troicki who also played…
Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed that two players have tested positive for Covid-19 after 70 individuals underwent tests as part of return to train protocols. Chiefs made the announcement that the positive players will go into self-isolation for two weeks, though at this stage they are showing no symptoms of the…
Photo Credit:AP. Burnley are "ashamed and embarrassed" by a banner reading 'White Lives Matter Burnley' that was towed by an aeroplane over Etihad Stadium during Monday's match against Manchester City. The aircraft circled over the stadium just after kick-off in City's 5-0 win. Burnley and City players and staff had…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The US PGA Championship will go ahead on its rescheduled date in August but without spectators present. The event at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco was moved from its original date of 14-17 May to 6-9 August because of the coronavirus pandemic. It will be the…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Liverpool edged closer to the title despite a drab Merseyside derby draw at Everton. The Reds went into the match, their first competitive match in 103 days, knowing a victory would allow them to secure their first league title in 30 years on Wednesday with a win…
Photo Credit: Lee Warren. The South African Football Association (SAFA) National Executive Committee (NEC) held an Extraordinary Meeting at SAFA House on Saturday, 20 June 2020 where it made a number of key resolutions. Among the key decisions were pronouncements on the SAFA National Women’s League, the NEC decided that…
File - In this Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Barcelona's head coach Quique Setien, right, salutes Betis' head coach Rubi during La Liga soccer match between Betis and Barcelona at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville, Spain. Real Betis has fired coach Rubi after the teams third consecutive setback…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Sadio Mane has sparked fears within Anfield that he could be ready to move out this summer. The £150 million-rated ($A270m) Senegalese star, 28, has yet to offer any indication that he will sign a new deal offered him nine months ago. And boss Jurgen Klopp is…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. The arbitration of the dispute between Ntambi Ravele and Barry Hendricks relating to him having allegedly conspired with the President of Tennis SA, Gavin Crookes to prejudice her from standing for election for the SASCOC Presidency, has reached an advanced stage of finalization. The arbitrator was about…
Photo Credit:AP. Robert Lewandowski scored twice for Bayern Munich and Erling Braut Haaland netted a double for Borussia Dortmund as both sides recorded victories in the round of Bundesliga games. Bayern, who had secured the title in their previous match, won 3-1 at home against Freiburg. Dortmund guaranteed themselves second…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Paul Pogba returned to action for first time since 26 December to win the late penalty that earned Manchester United a crucial point at Tottenham Hotspur. Pogba, who had not played for almost six months because of an ankle injury that needed surgery, emerged as a second-half…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Neymar has been ordered to pay his former club Barcelona €6.7m (£6m) after losing his court case over an unpaid signing bonus. The 28-year-old, who left Barca to join Paris Saint-Germain for a world record £198m fee in 2017, claims he was owed an unpaid loyalty bonus…
Photo Credit:Bidvest Wits. Bidvest Wits have finally confirmed they have reached an agreement for the sale of their franchise to Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM). This was done by virtue of a statement to the press this morning, although the sale still has to be ratified by the Premier Soccer League…
Ivano Ficalbi (left), chief executive of the PGA of South Africa, welcomes Jimmy Headbush, founder and Managing Director of Endaweni Media, as the promoter of the PGA Championship.PGA of South Africa/Supplied The PGA of South Africa is embarking on a new plan of growth for the PGA Championship, South Africa's…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester City secured a comfortable victory behind closed doors on the first night of the Premier League's return. Arsenal's David Luiz was sent off in a performance riddled with mistakes,who came on as a first-half substitute, failed to clear the ball just before half-time and Raheem Sterling…
Photo Credit:IAAF. Reigning world 100m champion Christian Coleman has been provisionally suspended over a missed drugs test. Coleman, who won the 100-meter title at last year's world championships and had been the early favorite for the Olympic gold medal at the Tokyo Games, was temporarily banned from competition by the…
Seventeen-year-old Ansu Fati scored his fifth La Liga goal of the season as Barcelona extended their lead at the top with victory over Leganes. The Guinea-Bissau forward produced a clinical finish at an empty Nou Camp before Lionel Messi doubled the lead from the penalty spot. Messi's 699th goal for…
This season's Champions League and Europa League competitions will be completed in August with 'final eight' tournaments in Portugal and Germany. The Women's Champions League will take place in northern Spain. Uefa competitions were suspended in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. The quarterfinals and semifinals will be staged over…
Photo Credit:PSL. The Premier Soccer League have confirmed that Free State Stars owner Mike Mokeona has passed away. Mokoena has a long history in the South African game, with his club one of the founding members of the National Soccer League in 1985, and a regular member of the top-flight…
A runner completes the 2019 Soweto Marathon. Picture: @CityofJoburgZA/Twitter. A thorough review of the Covid-19 health risks posed by large events and gatherings have left the organisers and sponsors of the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon 2020 with no choice but to cancel the event this year. Calling off South Africa’s…
Photo Credit:Premier League. A Norwich City player is one of two positive coronavirus results found in the Premier League's latest round of testing, the club confirmed. "Norwich City can confirm that one of its players has returned a positive test result following the recent round of COVID-19 testing," a statement…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. World number one Novak Djokovic won his opening match of the Adria Tour, as elite men's tennis returned for the first time since being suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Serb, 33, cruised past compatriot Viktor Troicki 4-1 4-1 in Belgrade in just 34 minutes. Djokovic…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Bayern Munich found a late winner to see off Borussia Monchengladbach and move to within one win of another Bundesliga title. A nice combination from Pavard and Goretzka clinched the victory and only a inconceivable disaster could deny them claiming an eighth straight Bundesliga title. Bayern were…
Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi are set to feature for Barcelona as the La Liga leaders return to action at Mallorca. The league's coronavirus suspension has given Suarez, 33, time to recover after the Uruguayan striker underwent surgery on his right knee in January. Top scorer Messi had a thigh…
Cricket South Africa CEO Thabang Moroe. Picture: @OfficialCSA/Twitter. Cricket South Africa’s Board of Directors issued a statement stating that Thabang Moroe remains suspended pending the outcome of an independent forensic audit. Moroe was suspended in early December 2019 on allegations of misconduct and he has spent the last six months…
Photo Credit:Mercedes. Formula 1 has confirmed the Japanese, Singapore and Azerbaijan Grands Prix have been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier this month the opening eight races of a revised calendar for the 2020 season were announced, beginning with the Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring in…
Siphiwe Tshabalala (C) of South Africa celebrates scoring the first goal with team mates during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group A match between South Africa and Mexico at Soccer City Stadium on June 11, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Clive Mason). Ten years to the…
Photo Credit:Bidvest Wits FC. Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) have officially sold their GladAfrica Championship franchise. According to the former chairman of the club, Masala Mulaudzi, the buyer took over the ownership of the club with effect from Monday, 1 June. The businessman was speaking on SABC radio station Phalaphala FM …
World Rugby has announced the qualification process for the 2023 World Cup in France aimed at promoting a “genuine opportunity” for all unions, the game’s global body said. Twelve teams — South Africa, England, New Zealand, Wales, Japan, France, Australia, Ireland, Scotland, Italy, Argentina and Fiji — have already qualified…
Photo Credit:@Orlandopirates. Orlando Pirates have announced that midfielder Ben Motshwari has full recovered from COVID-19. Motshwari became the first Premier Soccer League player to contract the coronavirus, having reportedly been infected while shopping. "Orlando Pirates Football Club is pleased to announce that Ben Motshwari has fully recovered from Covid-19. Motshwari…
Photo Credit:Premier League. There were no positive results for coronavirus from 1,195 tests in the latest round of Premier League testing. The sixth round of twice-weekly screening of players and club staff took place on 4 and 5 June. The Premier League - suspended since 13 March - is set…
File Photo. Conor McGregor announced that he has retired from fighting - for the third time in four years. Ireland's former two-weight UFC champion, 31, has a record of 22 wins and four defeats. His last fight, in January 2020, saw him beat American fan favourite Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone in…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. World number one Novak Djokovic has said participating in the US Open would be an impossible task due to the "extreme" COVID-19 protocols in place for the tournament at Flushing Meadows. The US Open, scheduled to begin on August 31, will be the first Grand Slam to…
Photo Credit: Getty Images. Bayern Munich came from a goal down to ease past hosts Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 and remain firmly on course to win the Bundesliga title with four games remaining. Lucas Alario fired in after 10 minutes as Leverkusen, without the injured Kai Havertz, scored with the first…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Michael Jordan announced that he will donate $100m (£78m) to groups fighting for racial equality and social justice. The NBA legend said in a statement that he and his Jordan Brand would distribute the money over 10 years. The money will go to a number of organisations…
Photo Credit:Premier League. The 2019/20 Premier League season restarts this month. The top-flight was forced to be suspended for several weeks but is now scheduled to resume on June 17. There are 92 fixtures left to be played this term with Liverpool closing in on the title. Here are some…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The rest of the NBA season is set to be played at Florida's Disney World Resort from 31 July. The season was suspended on 11 March because of coronavirus measures. Thirteen Western Conference teams and nine Eastern Conference teams will contest eight games each to determine seedings…
The Virtual Sunshine Tour (VST) will be taking it to the next level this weekend in a first for South African professional golf – a virtual golf knockout tournament. The VST Knockout powered by Gauteng Provincial Government will feature a total of eight golfers from the Sunshine Tour and Sunshine…
Photo Credit:BackpagePix. Kaizer Chiefs’ appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in the matter involving the transfer of Andriamirado ‘Dax’ Andrianamimanana from Malagasy side Fosa Juniors will be heard on September 9. Chiefs have been banned from signing any new players in the next two transfer windows, while…
Absa and the Premier Soccer League (PSL) will be ending their sponsorship relationship of the Absa Premiership when the sponsorship contract expires at the end of the current season. Absa had a 16-year relationship with football in South Africa, 13 of which have been as sponsor of the Absa Premiership…
Photocap: Cape Town City players turned to technology to learn some new skills during lockdown. Social media is replete with videos of athletes and ordinary people resorting to extraordinarily innovative ways to stay on top of their game during lockdown. Six Cape Town City players did just that, but rather…
The Covid19 pandemic sent the world in a spin. For sports, sports companies and athlete’s themselves, it’s become a time of adapt or die: Innovate in order to survive. Fondly tagged the #InItTogether, the Unity Ultra run will take place over the weekend of the Winter Solstice of 20 and…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Mamelodi Sundowns have confirmed long-term deals for key players Thapelo Morena and Gaston Sirino, who have signed new contracts to keep them at the club until 2025. The duo have emerged as important players for coach Pitso Mosimane in the last few seasons, and he will be…
As the curtain closes on yet another action-packed KFC Mini-Cricket season, KFC takes this time to reflect on the key moments that continue to set the grassroot programme apart. Whether it’s the dedicated mini-cricketers batting and bowling at a Provincial festival held in Umtata or Benoni, or the heart-warming moments…
Photo Credit: Lee Warren. SAFA have provided an update following the Joint Liaison Commitee's proposal for the return to play, following the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa issuing the green light in his address o Saturday. Safa said today's meeting adopted the report and protocol from the…
Photo Credit:@ighalojude. Forward Odion Ighalo has extended his loan deal at Manchester United until January 2021. Ighalo, 30, joined United in January from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua, initially until 31 May. There is no option for the Premier League club to buy the Nigeria international. Official announcement on…
Photo Credit:Skysports. French champions Paris St-Germain have signed striker Mauro Icardi for 60m euros (£54m) from Inter Milan. The 27-year-old Argentina international joined PSG in September on a season-long loan with a buy-out option. The new deal means he will be at the French side until June 2024. Icardi scored…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Robert Lewandowski scored a brace as Bayern Munich moved three wins from the Bundesliga title with a 5-0 demolition of Fortuna Dusseldorf. Lewandowski netted his 28th league goal of the season moments before the break to end a stunning move of one-touch football, and doubled his tally…
File Photo. Betway South Africa in partnership with former Kaizer Chiefs star, Jabu Mahlangu, fast tracked the return of football banter and discussions, with a trip down memory lane on a live interview conducted on Betway SA’s Facebook page. After enjoying a memorable career, the midfield maestro partnered with Betway…
Photo Credit:Liverpool FC. The UK government has approved the return of domestic competitive sport behind closed doors from Monday. The culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, has outlined the strict conditions for competitive sport to resume safely behind closed doors in England from 1 June, paving the way for the first domestic…
Photo Credit:CSA. The South African Football Association (SAFA) welcomes Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa’s clarification on the feasibility of resumption for both non-contact and contact sport. This clarity is helpful and will move towards the finalisation of football position at the meeting of Joint Liaison Committee on Monday. “We welcome the…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Sporting bodies and clubs will have to observe stringent measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 when professional non-contact sport training and activities resume on 1 June when lockdown level 3 begins. Sports, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa made the announcement at a briefing to outline…
Roger Federer is the first tennis player to top the annual Forbes list of the world's highest paid athletes, overtaking footballer Lionel Messi. The Swiss tennis great, owner of a men's record 20 Grand Slam singles titles, earned $106.3m (£86.3m) in the last 12 months, including $100m (£81.2m) via endorsements,…
The next LaLiga season will begin on September 12 if the organisers' bid to complete the current campaign after a three-month pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic goes to plan, president Javier Tebas has said. Having received government approval last weekend, LaLiga is set to start up again on June…
Photo Credit:Premier League. The Premier League season is set to restart on 17 June with Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal. A full round of fixtures would then be played on the weekend of 19-21 June. There are 92 matches still to play, and the first…
The European Tour has announced a new date for the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player as part of its revised 2020 schedule. 'Africa's Major' is one of four rescheduled Rolex Series events and is now scheduled for December 3-6 at the Gary Player Country Club in Sun City.…
Blackburn captain Elliott Bennett and two unnamed Fulham players have tested positive for coronavirus in the latest round of testing in the Championship. Rovers said midfielder Bennett, 31, was "asymptomatic and feeling no ill effects". Across Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 1,030 players and staff were tested, with three positive results…
Photo Credit:Mercedes. The 2020 Dutch Grand Prix has been cancelled because of the global coronavirus pandemic. The race, which was set to return to the Formula 1 calendar for the first time since 1985, was due to be held on 3 May but was initially postponed. "We were completely ready…
Image Supplied. The Virtual Sunshine Tour (VST) is crossing the digital divide this weekend as Sunshine Ladies Tour professional Casandra Hall takes on Sunshine Tour professional and 2019 RAM Cape Town Open champion Benjamin Follett-Smith in a mixed online golf gaming showdown. And Hall is ready to break the Internet…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Premier League clubs have unanimously voted to resume contact training as 'Project Restart' moves to phase two. Players will be able to "train as a group and engage in tackling while minimising unnecessary close contact," a statement said. Discussions continue on plans to resume the season when…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Highlands Park have confirmed that they have parted ways with Zimbabwe international striker Tendai Ndoro. No reason was given for the player’s exit, except to say that it was “amicable”. “Highlands Park confirms the amicable parting of ways with Tendai Ndoro following a meeting between both parties…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Bayern Munich move seven points clear with a hard-fought win away from home at second-placed Borussia Dortmund,with six games left. Joshua Kimmich's wonderful chip from 20 yards gave Bayern the lead just before half-time after both sides had efforts cleared off the line. Dortmund brought on England's…
The president of the Haitian Football Federation, Yves Jean-Bart, has been suspended from his post for 90 days. The governing body of world football, Fifa, took the step after allegations emerged that he coerced teenage female players into having sex with him. He allegedly threatened the girls with losing their…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning beat Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady in a charity golf match which raised $20m (£16.4m) for coronavirus relief efforts in the United States. "I take my hat off to Tom and Peyton," said Woods. "This is our arena, this is what we…
Photo Credit:@afcbournemouth. A Bournemouth player was one of two people working for Premier League clubs who tested positive for Covid-19 following a second batch of testing, the club said on Sunday. Bournemouth did not disclose the player's identity but said he would self isolate for seven days in line with…
Photo Credit:Premier League. Two new cases of coronavirus, at two separate clubs, have been found in the latest round of Premier League tests - taking the overall total to eight. Tests took place on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of last week, with 996 players and club staff tested. A statement…
Photo Credit: Getty Images. Bayern Munich beat Eintracht Frankfurt 5-2 at home, while Dortmund beat Wolfsburg 2-0 away from home earlier in the day. Bayern takes a four-point lead over Dortmund into Tuesday's match between the two teams.Both the sides looked dangerous and sloppy today but both the German giants…
Spain's prime minister Pedro Sanchez has given a green light that La Liga can resume behind closed doors from 8 June. La Liga players this week started training in groups of no more than 10. "Spain has done what it should and now new horizons are opening for everyone. The…
Photo Credit:@BlackYellow. Bundesliga returned for its second round of fixtures after the season was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic. Borussia Dortmund kept the heat on Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich with a 2-0 win at 10-man Wolfsburg on Saturday. A sixth straight league victory for Dortmund was not nearly as…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. NBA legend Patrick Ewing has revealed that he has tested positive for coronavirus. The New York Knicks great, who played 17 seasons as a centre in the NBA, is currently the head coach of the Georgetown University men's team. He was an 11-time All-Star and two-time Olympic…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has become the highest paid female athlete in the world, topping American great Serena Williams. According to the Forbes magazine, Osaka earned $37.4 million in the last 12 months from prize money and endorsements, $1.4 million more than Williams, setting an all-time…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Bloemfotein Celtics owner Max Tshabalala has denied claims that He intends to sell the club,He responded with the following statement. There are currently rumours that the club has been sold and that has caused panic to our players, staff, supporters and sponsors. All the news and articles…
Photo Credit: Lee Warren. SAFA welcomes the opportunity for engagement from the English Football Association and it will participate in the discussions with the English FA whose experience will be invaluable in our attempt to find solutions to South African challenges. According to SAFA,the English Football Association has written to…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) has declared financial support to clubs from the COVID-19 Relief Fund after declaring the 2019/20 football season “null and void” due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Real de Banjul who were top of the first division league, after 14 round of matches, would…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Chelsea will allow N'Golo Kante to stay away from training because of coronavirus fears - even if it means missing the rest of the season. The French midfielder, 29, returned to limited training on Tuesday at the club's Cobham base.But he has since decided to train at…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Kaizer Chiefs and Leonardo Castro have reached an agreement to extend their relationship with a further two years, ending on 30 June 2022. An ecstatic Castro said “Thank you so much. I am very happy with the Chairman Kaizer Motaung and Club. I am also grateful to…
File Photo. The famous San Siro in Milan is set to be replaced by a new stadium after Italy's heritage authority raised no objections to its demolition. AC Milan and Inter Milan share the venue, which was built in 1926. Although approval from heritage authorities is not the final decision,…
Manchester United say the coronavirus pandemic has cost them an initial £28m - and expect the final figure to be far higher. United revealed their third-quarter results to 31 March on Thursday. Chief financial officer Cliff Baty said they are set to hand back £20m in TV revenue to broadcasters…
File photo of African Rainbow Minerals founder and executive chairperson Patrice Motsepe. Photo:AFP. Mamelodi Sundowns boss Patrice Motsepe holds a media briefing on the latest developments at the football club. The Premier Soccer League season has been suspended until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Coach Pitso Mosimane has…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Tottenham Hotspur are investigating after defender Serge Aurier appeared to breach coronavirus social-distancing rules for the third time. The Ivory Coast right-back, 27, posted a photo on social media of himself and a barber after getting a haircut. Hairdressers will open from 4 July at the earliest…
There were six positive tests for coronavirus across three Premier League clubs on Sunday and Monday, as the top flight prepares to resume in June. The tests are being done as part of a process designed to allow matches to restart in June. The league said in a statement: “The…
Photo Credit:Premier League. Premier League clubs have agreed to stage one of the return to training protocols which allows teams to start training in small groups from Tuesday. Clubs voted unanimously on the decision at Monday's "Project Restart" meeting. In a statement, the Premier League said: "This first stage has…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Rory McIlroy delivered the big-money shot as live golf returned to television for a Skins game that raised more than $US5 million ($7.8m) for coronavirus relief funds. The world number one was partnering Dustin Johnson in a skins game against Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff at Seminole…
Golden Arrows defender Nkanyiso Mngwengwe. Picture:Gallo Images. Former Golden Arrows captain Nkanyiso Mngwengwe has sadly passed away at his home on Monday. According to his brother, Mphathi, the former Arrows captain died upon admission at a hospital due to heart failure. “It’s hard, my brother. He woke up this morning…
Photo Credit:SNS Group. Celtic have been confirmed as Scottish Premiership champions for the ninth season in a row - and Hearts relegated - after the SPFL ended the season. The decision was taken at a board meeting on Monday after the 12 clubs agreed at the end of last week…
Photo Credit:AP. Robert Lewandowski and Benjamin Pavard scored in either side of the break to seal all three points for Bayern Munich. The defending champions reclaim a four-point lead at the top of the table. Lewandowski scored his 40th goal of the season when he converted a penalty just before…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) disassociate itself from media reports suggesting that SASCOC has cast doubt over the possibility of any team sports resuming in the near future in the wake of the Corona Virus (COVID-19). SASCOC Acting President, Aleck Skhosana said “In…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Uefa president Aleksander Cerefin has provided a "concrete plan" for finishing the European season "in August". The quarter-finals and semi-finals are expected to be played over two legs. The head of European football's governing body told BeIN Sports: "As things look now, I'm sure that we can…
In light of growing concerns and evolving nature of COVID-19 pandemic, leading to the suspension of football activities across the continent, CAF has resolved to accelerate the payment of final tranche of financial rewards to participating clubs in CAF Interclub competitions for the 2019/20 season. The distribution, which has since…
DR Congo is the latest African country to cancel its football season before completion as chances of concluding remain uncertain due to coronavirus pandemic. The Executive Committee of the DR Congo Football Association met on Wednesday,13 May 2020 in Kinshasa and made the painstaking decision to end its competitions. The…
Photo Credit:@BlackYellow. Germany's Bundesliga has resumed although clashes will be without spectators until the end of the season. Borussia Dortmund defeated the Schalke 4–0. Football is back. pic.twitter.com/BMm7sBkIM8 — Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) May 16, 2020 The club now ranked second with 54 points and one point behind Bayern Munich, who…
Photo Credit: Lee Warren. The South African Football Association (Safa) has hit back at former chief executive officer (CEO), Dennis Mumble, saying that he has made “contradictory statements in respect to events during and after his tenure as Safa CEO.” Last week, Mumble submitted a document to the association’s national…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. A post-mortem examination of the helicopter crash that killed basketball star Kobe Bryant has ruled blunt force trauma as the cause of death for all nine victims. The 180-page report also found that the pilot, 50-year-old Ara Zobayan, tested negative for drugs and alcohol. The cause of…
File Image. Germany's Bundesliga will be the first major football league in Europe to resume after a two-month break due to the coronavirus pandemic, despite many fans opposing the resumption of the season. The Bundesliga, however, will not be the same when it restarts on Saturday with no children to…
Photo Credit:Comrades Marathon. Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) Board and KwaZulu-Natal Athletics (KZNA), Athletics South Africa has announced the cancellation of the 2020 Comrades Marathon. ASA President Aleck Skhosana said: “Cancelling what would have been the 95th edition of the Comrades Marathon was a long and arduous decision to make. "With…
The Sunshine Tour has grown its digital footprint and is busy reaching a new community of golf fans through its pioneering Sunshine Tour Virtual Golf Challenge. The Tour launched its online gaming presence with great success during the national lockdown, and in the absence of live golf as a result…
Photo Credit:Mercedes. Daniel Ricciardo is to race for McLaren in 2021, taking the seat of Carlos Sainz, who will move to Ferrari. The double switch was announced by both teams on Thursday morning in a series of press releases. Ricciardo will partner Lando Norris, while Sainz is to replace four-time…
Kaizer Motaung. Picture: @KaizerChiefs/Twitter. Kaizer Chiefs chairman Kaizer Motaung has urged local coaches to up-skill themselves and praised the likes of Pitso Mosimane and Gavin Hunt who have earned high level coaching qualifications. Motaung, who is known to prefer overseas coaches to lead his side, with the hiring of Steve…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Agustin Pichot has resigned from his role on the World Rugby Council after his defeat by Sir Bill Beaumont in the election for World Rugby chairman. Pichot, 45, had served as Beaumont's vice-chairman for the past four years. He said in a statement: "As of today, I…
The South African Football Association (SAFA) and National Soccer League (NSL) have set up a joint task-team to pave a way for professional football to resume as they prepare to petition government to allow matches behind closed doors. The two organisations met in Johannesburg on Tuesday to discuss health issues…
Photo Credit: AFP. The PGA of America confirmed that Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma will stage the 2030 PGA Championship. PGA had already stated in 2017 that Southern Hills would host its fifth PGA Championship but did not confirm the year of the tournament. Southern Hills has staged…
Photo Credit:Ferrari. Sebastian Vettel’s future in Formula 1 beyond the end of 2020 has been thrown into doubt after it was announced the German and Ferrari will part ways at the end of the year. Vettel and Ferrari have been in talks for several months about an extension, with Team…
Photo Credit: Premier League. The Premier League says it has listened to the objections of some clubs to the use of neutral grounds if the season resumes and will support them in putting those views to the authorities. Chief executive Richard Masters said the organisation was in an "ongoing dialogue"…
Photo Credit:Atalanta FC. Atalanta midfielder Andrea Rinaldi has died aged 19 after suffering a brain aneurysm on Friday while training at home during the coronavirus lockdown. Rinaldi was part of the youth system at Atalanta and had been on loan at Serie D side Legnano this season. "Always available and…
The UK government has announced that no professional sport, even behind closed doors, will be staged in England until 1 June at the earliest. The government has published a 50-page guidance document detailing how England will begin to ease lockdown measures. Step two of that plan - which will not…
La Liga president Javier Tebas hopes Spain’s top flight will restart on 12 June. Tebas confirmed all matches will take place without spectators, as will be the case when Germany's Bundesliga restarts next week, and he said the league was working on ways to add to the atmosphere although he…
The Premier League trophy. Picture: Action Images. A third Brighton Hove and Albion player has tested positive for coronavirus. The unnamed player, who will now self isolate for 14 days, was tested on Saturday - two other players tested positive earlier in the pandemic. Brighton players have been training individually…
Lionel Messi poses after winning his record sixth Ballon d'Or. (Photo: Twitter/@francefootball). The Ballon d'Or has been football's most prestigious individual award since its inception in 1956. Initially open to Europeans, all players at European clubs became eligible in 1995, before all players from around the world were considered from…
Live coverage of the ePremier League Invitational semi-finals and final as players and celebrity fans from all 20 Premier League clubs compete for the honour of being the second ePL Invitational champion. Match 1 - Keinan Davis (Aston Villa) v James Maddison (Leicester City). Match 2 - Max Aarons (Norwich…
Photo Credit:Premier League. Watford have followed Brighton and Aston Villa in opposing the use of neutral venues in the Premier League's proposed Project Restart plan. Hornets chairman and chief executive Scott Duxbury said it would compromise fairness and sporting integrity. It is understood Premier League clubs are not planning to…
Photo Credit: Lee Warren. The South African Football Association (SAFA) has announced the appointment of Advocate Tebogo Motlanthe as the new Acting CEO of the organisation. The appointment of Advocate Motlanthe (39) is with immediate effect,He takes over the vacancy left by Gay Mokoena who quit last month. Mokoena had…
Photo Credit: Liverpool Football Club. Teams will be allowed to use five substitutes when the season resumes after a Fifa proposal to help with fixture congestion was approved. The change applies to competitions due to be completed within this calendar year, and the decision on whether to implement the changes…
Photo Credit:AP. Serie A club confirmed that it's entire first-team squad have given negative results in testing for the coronavirus. Almost Serie A clubs have re-started training on an individual basis this week following a two-month stoppage due to the coronavirus pandemic and all players and staff are subject to…
Photo Credit: AFP. Four-time heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield says he’s prepared to fight Mike Tyson a third time if the money is right. Holyfield, 57, has followed Tyson, 53, in announcing a comeback to the ring for exhibition matches. That raises the possibility of the two continuing their heated…
Photo Credit: Gallo Images. The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) has acknowledged comments and concerns raised by the joint sitting of the Portfolio Committee on Sports, Arts and Culture, and the Select Committee on Education, Technology, Sports, Arts and Culture at the virtual meeting held on 6…
Photo Credit:@Orlandopirates. Orlando Pirates have confirmed that Ben Motshwari has tested positive for coronavirus. He becomes the first local footballer to test positive for the virus. The 29-year-old will now be in isolation for the next two weeks. "Ben was presented with flu-like symptoms last week and after undergoing tests,…
File Image. Chancellor Angela Merkel has confirmed that the German Bundesliga season can resume this month. It will become the first major league in Europe to return to competition, with a date for resumption to be confirmed by the German Football League (DFL) on Thursday. All matches will be played…
Image Supplied. AmaZulu Football Club have confirmed the passing of club legend, Thulani Cedric ‘Sugar Ray’ Xulu. General Manager at Usuthu, Lunga Sokhela, confirmed that Xulu has passed away on Monday around 5pm at Marainhilll Hospital. Born in Clermont in December 1939, Xulu had the honour of having a stadium…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. SA Rugby president Mark Alexander has dismissed media reports that the 2021 British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa could be under threat of cancellation because of Covid-19. According to BBC,SA Rugby said it starting to examine the possibility of the 2021 British and Irish Lions…
Chad Le Clos. Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka. The governing body of world swimming said on Monday,the postponed World Swimming Championships will be held in Fukuoka on May 13-29, 2022. The date was moved back a year after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed from 2020 until 2021. The swimming championships had…
Photo Credit: GCIS. The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture’s COVID-19 Relief Fund has come to the rescue of 293 financially distressed athletes, Minister Nathi Mthethwa announced on Monday. This comes after a R150 million Relief Fund was announced to assist artists, athletes, technical personnel and the core ecosystem of…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. FIFA vice-president Victor Montagliani has said that moving the European soccer season to the calendar year is a “possibility to be discussed” in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic which has brought football to a standstill around the world. In an interview with Italy’s Radio Sportiva, Montagliani,…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 28, has hinted he could quit Manchester City if their Champions League ban is upheld. ( Manchester Evening News) Real Madrid are preparing a £70m bid for 27-year-old Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba. The France international has told the Premier League club…
Marcel van der Merwe © AFP . The Blue Bulls have confirmed the signing of former Springbok prop Marcel van der Merwe. Van der Merwe spent two-and-a-half years at the Bulls when he joined from the Cheetahs in 2014. He then moved to French giants Toulon after the 2016 Vodacom…
SAFA President Dr Danny Joordan,Photo Credit: Lee Warren. South African Football Association have expressed concern over allegations of vicious and orchestrated campaign that has been levelled against the association and its leadership during the nationwide lockdown. On Friday, a letter was circulated to the Minister of Sport, SAFA officials and…
Photo Credit: Getty Images. Former England captain Sir Bill Beaumont has been re-elected as chairman of World Rugby for another four years. The 68-year-old defeated his deputy, ex-Argentina skipper Agustin Pichot, by 28 votes to 23. French Rugby president Bernard Laporte has been elected as vice-chairman. "I am honoured to…
Getty Images. Boxing Promoter Eddie Hearn has denied negotiations have begun for Anthony Joshua to fight Tyson Fury but admitted preliminary talks have taken place after Saudi Arabia made an offer to stage the unification showdown. Reports claimed that talk are underway that would see Deontay Wilder and Kubrat Pulev…
Photo Credit: Premier League. Premier League clubs were told during a video conference on Friday,that the neutral venues will be the only way to complete the season. "Up to 10 stadiums" would be used to resume the 2019-20 campaign. The Premier League would also need up to 40,000 tests for…
Photo Credit:Playing for 90. Guinea have become the third African country inside 24 hours to declare a premature end to their soccer season in the wake of the covid-19 outbreak, following on the heels of Angola and Kenya. The season, which started in October, had only reached the halfway stage…
Image Courtesy of Getty Images. Players are "scared" about the prospect of returning to action amid the coronavirus pandemic, said Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero. The Premier League has been postponed since March 13 due to the Covid-19 outbreak with June 8 touted as a potential return date. Matches would…
Taking a cue from thousands of KFC Mini-Cricket kids who have found ways to continue to play their favourite game under lockdown, KFC is challenging them to share how they’ve turned their passages into pitches and stoeps into stadia, with Mini’er Cricket. KFC Mini’er Cricket is all about substituting household…
Getty Images. Paris St-Germain have been awarded the Ligue 1 title after it was announced the season would not resume because of the coronavirus pandemic. PSG were 12 points clear at the top of the table, with a game in hand, when French football was suspended indefinitely on 13 March.…
Image Supplied. Sunshine Tour professionals Brandon Stone and Haydn Porteous are preparing for their upcoming virtual golf match against each other exactly as they would for any major tournament. Except that Porteous says his usual pre-round stretching routine might be a little shorter for the time he'll spend in front…
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