Sports

Whether you keen on rugby, water sports, and super bikes or being an active competitor taking part in your favourite sport, Man to Man has you covered.

Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Chelsea and Manchester City fans should not travel to Turkey for the Champions League final, says transport secretary Grant Shapps, after he added the country to England's travel red list. The biggest game in European football is set to take place in Istanbul on 29 May. Schapps…
Staff Reporter. Germany's Alexander Zverev beat Rafael Nadal for the first time on clay to reach his second Madrid Open semi-final. Fifth seed Zverev, 24, came back from 4-2 down in the opening set to defeat the five-time Madrid champion 6-4 6-4. It was his third straight victory over the…
Staff Reporter. Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) will go head to head with Chippa United in the 2020-21 Nedbank Cup final at the Free State Stadium on Saturday. Kick-off is at 6:00 pm CAT. TTM go to the clash with confidence as they secured a morale-boosting 2-1 win over Kaizer Chiefs…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit:Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. George – It's the round Wilco Nienaber has been looking for, and it's given him the opportunity he's been looking for. With a 64 on Fancourt's Outeniqua course on Friday, Nienaber heads into the weekend of the R6 million Dimension Data Pro-Am tied…
Staff Reporter. The first 2021 CANA Grand Prix Swimming Meet finals session kicked off today at the Stellenbosch University Swimming Pool with Matthew Sates adding his name to the Olympic Qualification shortlist. Sates posted an Olympic Qualification time during the heats session of the 200m individual medley, clocking 1:59.02 to…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns' dates and times for their CAF Champions League quarter-finals against Simba SC and Al Ahly have been finalised. Chiefs will host the Tanzanian giants, Simba FC - who have the Dar es Salaam derby against Yanga on Saturday before a Tuesday league clash…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. With just three games left this Bundesliga season, Schalke are the only team with their position confirmed, having already been relegated. As such, there is still much to play for in the final match days, with the battle for European football next season still being hotly contested.…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. George – Veteran professional Darren Fichardt has played a few rounds with top young amateur Casey Jarvis in professional events recently, and believes the 17 year old has a very big future in the game. "He's an amazing young talent," Fichardt said…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard has apologised for laughing with Chelsea players after his side were knocked out of the Champions League semi-finals. The former Chelsea man, 30, was seen joking and smiling with his former team-mates at the final whistle. Hazard said on Instagram it was…
Staff Reporter. Cricket South Africa (CSA) has published its new Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI) as approved by unanimous vote of the federation’s members council on 30 April. Last month, the interim board of CSA and its members’ council had a public dispute over the MOI amendments that would allow for…
Staff Reporter. Arsenal's Europa League hopes were dashed as Villarreal sealed a semi-final victory that will almost certainly end the Gunners' unbroken 25-season run of appearing in European competition. Trailing 2-1 from the first leg in Spain and knowing that victory in this tournament represented their only realistic route back…
Staff Reporter. Japan's Naomi Osaka has been named Sportswoman of the Year at the Laureus World Sports Awards, with fellow tennis player Rafael Nadal the men's winner. Osaka won the US Open in 2020, while Spaniard Nadal equalled Roger Federer's record of 20 Grand Slam men's titles by winning last…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. George – A bit of golf advice from Jack Nicklaus, and then personal advice from a friend all paid off for England's Ryan Evans as he signed for a 10-under-par 62 on the Outeniqua golf course at Fancourt on Thursday to lead…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates secured a morale-boosting 3-0 win over Black Leopards at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Thursday night. A brace of goals from Tshegofatso Mabasa and a late strike from Frank Mhango saw the Buccaneers to victory and lifted them to fourth place on the table –…
Staff Reporter. Proteas will tour the West Indies next month at the start of an intensive build-up to the T20 World Cup, which is scheduled for India in October, the national federation announced on Thursday. Cricket South Africa director of cricket Graeme Smith said South Africa would play two test…
Staff Reporter. World number one Ashleigh Barty reached the Madrid Open final by beating Spanish wildcard Paula Badosa to record her 16th consecutive win on red clay. Barty, 25, hit 30 winners on her way to a 6-4 6-3 victory against Badosa. The Australian won the 2019 French Open title…
Staff Reporter. Exeter's Sam Simmonds is included ahead of fellow England number eight Billy Vunipola in a 37-man British and Irish Lions squad, with two-time tourist Johnny Sexton also left out. Wales great Alun Wyn Jones is confirmed as captain for what will be his fourth Lions tour. England forward…
Staff Reporter. FIFA have confirmed the upcoming African 2022 FIFA Word Cup Qualifiers have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers for CAF was set to commence next month with several nations in Africa setting out their final preparations. Bafana Bafana confirmed yesterday that…
Staff Reporter. Athletics South Africa President Aleck Skhosana has outlined his manifesto for another term in office. Athletics SA (ASA) will hold its overdue election on May 8. The federation's ballot is normally held every four years in the year of the Olympic Games‚ but was delayed because of the…
Staff Reporter. The South African Football Association have confirmed to have reached an agreement with former Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki. SAFA have officially confirmed the departure of Ntseki following a meeting in which the parties reached an agreement to 'amicably' terminate the contract. "The South African Football Association (SAFA)…
Staff Reporter. Chelsea defeated Real Madrid to set up an all-English Champions League final against Manchester City on 29 May. After a 1-1 draw in Spain, Timo Werner, who earlier had a goal disallowed for offside, headed Chelsea ahead after Kai Havertz's chip rebounded off the bar. Real's Karim Benzema…
Michael Vlismas. Photo: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. George – A bit of time off and the recent flurry of South African victories on the European Tour and European Challenge Tour has seen George Coetzee arrive at Fancourt for this week's Dimension Data Pro-Am refreshed, regrouped and excited to get going in…
Staff Reporter. Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says he lost four kilos in weight and was "really, really down" after contracting malaria while on international duty with Gabon in March. Aubameyang, 31, made his return as a substitute in the Europa League semi-final first leg defeat Villarreal last week. "This was…
Staff Reporter. The President of CAF, Dr Patrice Motsepe announced during his visit to the Ivory Coast, the donation of USD 10m by the Motsepe Foundation to the FIFA-CAF Pan-African School Football Championship. The USD 10m donation will be used to initiate and support the development and growth of schools'…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns have opened a four-point lead at the top of the DStv Premiership after they defeated Maritzburg United 2-0 at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium. Sundowns still have a game in hand over nearest chaser AmaZulu and appear to have put themselves firmly back on course for an…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Belgian Hugo Broos announced as the new Bafana Bafana coach after he confirmed that he was contacted by high-ranking SA Football Association (Safa) officials. The announcement was made at the South African Broadcasting Corporation's (SABC) Radio Park in Auckland Park. Safa were desperately working around the clock…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Roc Nation Sports has announced the signing of South Africa’s limited-overs cricket captain, Temba Bavuma.Bavuma becomes the second national captain to join Roc Nation Sports alongside Springbok captain, Siya Kolisi. The batsman became the first black African player to be appointed as captain of the Proteas in…
Staff Reporter. Eric Tinkler is said to be returning to Cape Town City after the club have confirmed they have placed coach Jan Olde Riekerink on "administrative leave" after back-to-back defeats in the DStv Premiership. Assistant coach Diogo Peral will lead the team for the foreseeable future as it looks…
Staff reporter. Manchester City reached their first Champions League final as they sealed a commanding 4-1 aggregate win over Paris St-Germain. City won the first leg 2-1 and Riyad Mahrez's low shot stretched their lead at Etihad Stadium after Kevin de Bruyne's blocked effort. Mahrez scored again in the second…
Staff Reporter. Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) secured a 2-1 win over Kaizer Chiefs in the DStv Premiership match at the Peter Mokaba Stadium. Chiefs made three enforced changes, as goalkeeper Bruce Bvuma, Ramahlwe Mphahlele and Reeve Frosler replaced Daniel Akpeyi, Eric Mathoho and the suspended Daniel Cardoso. The win saw…
Staff Reporter. Jose Mourinho has been appointed Roma manager from the start of the 2021-22 season. The 58-year-old will replace fellow Portuguese Paulo Fonseca, who Roma announced earlier on Tuesday would leave at the end of the current season. Mourinho was sacked as Tottenham Hotspur boss on 19 April and…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo: Shaun Roy/Sunshine Tour. George – It is one of the great love stories in golf. The husband and wife team of Daniel and Abi van Tonder continues to flourish on the fairways with victory after victory, the latest of which in the Kenya Savannah Classic in…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs have travelled to Polokwane without five members of their first team for the upcoming DStv Premiership clash with Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila. Kick-off is at 5pm CAT (SA, GMT+2). Tshakhuma, who will take on Chippa United in the Nedbank Cup final on Saturday, suffered their 12th league…
Staff Reporter. The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been suspended after an increase in coronavirus cases among players. A Sunrisers Hyderabad player tested positive before Tuesday's match against Mumbai Indians. Monday's match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore was postponed after two KKR players tested positive. In a…
Staff Reporter. Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov fell in the first round of the Madrid Open on Monday after losing in three sets to South African Lloyd Harris. Harris, who beat world number four Dominic Thiem and Denis Shapovalov en route to the final in Dubai in March, pulled off another upset…
Staff Reporter. West Ham forward Michail Antonio said they will not give up on their dream of securing Champions League football after he scored twice in a comeback victory over Burnley. The Hammers moved up to fifth place in the table, just three points behind Chelsea in fourth, with four…
Staff Reporter. West Brom's Premier League future is all but over after Sam Allardyce's side could only secure a point from their Black Country derby with Wolves. Allardyce's proud record of never being relegated now requires his side to win all four of their remaining games, beginning with a trip…
Staff Reporter. Paris St-Germain face an anxious wait to see if Kylian Mbappe will be fit to face Manchester City in Tuesday's Champions League semi-final second leg. The striker, 22, missed Saturday's win over Lens with a calf injury. Boss Mauricio Pochettino says his top scorer will be monitored in…
Staff Reporter. @Reuters. Akani Simbine ran a storming anchor leg to help Team South Africa clinch the gold medal in the men’s 4x100m relay by the narrowest of margins at the World Relays in Poland on Sunday night. National 100m champion Simbine received the baton from Clarence Munyai for the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Inter Milan have ended their 11-year wait for the Serie A title and former Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has been at the heart of their success. When the Belgian made the £74m switch to the Nerazurri in August 2019, he had big boots to fill, replacing…
Staff Reporter. The Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday has been postponed after two KKR players tested positive for Covid-19. Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier have tested positive, while the rest of Eoin Morgan's KKR team tested negative. The match was scheduled…
Staff Reporter. Barcelona rode a trio of second-half goals to a 3-2 win over Valencia in La Liga on Sunday night to keep title hopes alive for Ronald Koeman's team. A 50th minute strike from Valencia's Gabriel looked to have Barca on the ropes as they tried to keep pace…
Staff Reporter Gareth Bale's hat-trick gave Tottenham a comfortable victory over relegated Sheffield United as they maintained their pursuit of European football. Bale flicked in the opener when it was lifted over the top by Serge Aurier before the right-back teed him up to thump in the third in the…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Geraint Thomas came third in Sunday's closing time trial to win the Tour de Romandie and claim his first victory since his 2018 Tour de France triumph. Ineos Grenadiers' Thomas came into the final day 11 seconds behind leader Michael Woods (Israel Start-up Nation). A superb ride…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United's game against Liverpool has been postponed after about 200 fans broke into Old Trafford to protest against the Glazer family's ownership of the club. The fixture was scheduled to kick off at 16:30 BST on Sunday. "This is a collective decision from the police, both clubs,…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Lewis Hamilton fought back to pass both Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen for a brilliant victory in the Portuguese Grand Prix. The seven-time champion fell to third as Verstappen's Red Bull overtook him at a restart after an early safety car. But he passed Verstappen four laps…
By Michael Vlismas. Photos: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Cape Town – After what he described as a time of tears, the stress of losing his game and almost giving up golf, JC Ritchie was back in the winner's circle again after beating Jacques Blaauw in a playoff for the Bain's Whisky…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns have returned to the top of the DStv Premiership log after claiming a classy 3-0 away win over Orlando Pirates on Sunday afternoon. Just 24 hours after being knocked down to second spot by in-form AmaZulu, the Brazilians responded with an impressive showing at Orlando Stadium…
Staff Reporter. Arsenal prepared for their Europa League showdown against Villarreal with a confidence-boosting win away to Newcastle at St James' Park. Mohamed Elneny scored his first Premier League goal for the Gunners, before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang secured the points in the second half. Arsenal trail 2-1 after the away leg…
Staff Reporter. Jos Buttler smashed his maiden T20 hundred with a stunning 124 from 64 balls for Rajasthan Royals against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. Buttler topped his previous best in the format of 95 not out, with his pulsating innings in Delhi featuring eight sixes and 11…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns will be fighting to reclaim the top spot while Orlando Pirates continue with their chase of a Caf Champions League berth when the heavyweights clash in a Premier Soccer League showdown at Orlando Stadium this afternoon. Kick-off is at 3pm CAT (SA, GMT+2). Sundowns have gone…
Staff Reporter. File: Andy Ruiz Jr knocks down Anthony Joshua in the seventh round. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Former world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr survived an early knockdown to beat Chris Arreola by unanimous decision in California. Knocked down by an overhand right in the second round, Mexican Ruiz…
Staff Reporter. @PSG. Neymar scored one and set up the other as champions Paris St-Germain beat Lens to move top of Ligue 1 and put the pressure back on title rivals Lille. The Brazil forward slotted in the opener at Parc des Princes, then saw his corner headed in by…
Staff Reporter. Kieron Pollard blasted 87 not out from 34 balls as Mumbai Indians completed a stunning chase of 219 against the Chennai Super Kings on the final ball. The West Indian came in with 138 needed from 62 balls and hit eight sixes and six fours for a four-wicket…
Staff Reporter. Inter Milan closed in on their first Italian Serie A title since 2010 with second-half goals from Christian Eriksen and Achraf Hakimi at Crotone. Inter will be crowned champions on Sunday if second-placed Atalanta fail to claim all three points at Sassuolo. Denmark midfielder Eriksen broke the deadlock…
Staff Reporter. Real Madrid Brazilian duo Eder Militao and Casemiro struck in the second half to secure a 2-0 home win over stubborn Osasuna on Saturday and keep the heat on La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid. Defender Militao finally prised open the visitors by heading home from a corner in…
Staff Reporter. Kai Havertz scored twice to boost Chelsea's grip on a Champions League place and send Fulham closer to Premier League relegation. The German, one of five changes in between the Blues' Champions League semi-final legs against Real Madrid, latched on to Mason Mount's through ball to give them…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Argentine football icon Diego Maradona received "deficient and reckless" health care before his death, a panel of medical experts has concluded. Prosecutors in Argentina asked the panel to investigate Maradona's medical team after the footballer's death in November last year. Maradona died of a heart attack at…
Staff Reporter. Bloemfontein Celtic came from two goals down to hold Kaizer Chiefs to a 2-2 draw in a 2020-21 DStv Premiership match at Dr Petrus Molemela Stadium on Saturday. The result leaves Chiefs in ninth and Celtic in 11th spot on the league standings respectively. Chiefs got off to…
Staff Reporter. Precious Mashele showcased his world-class potential with an impressive performance in the men's race on Saturday, while the foreign contingent ensured fast times in the women's contest at the Nelson Mandela Bay Half-Marathon, incorporating the ASA Half-Marathon Championships in Gqeberha, Eastern Cape. While the pace was not lightning…
By Michael Vlismas. Photos: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Cape Town – South Africans Jacques Blaauw and Neil Schietekat and Spain's Santiago Tarrio will head into Sunday's final round of the Bain's Whisky Cape Town Open in a three-way tie for the lead at the Royal Cape Golf Club. Blaauw kept the…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City could clinch the Premier League title on Sunday after two goals in the space of 83 seconds saw off a stubborn Crystal Palace. City will secure a third title in four seasons if second-placed Manchester United lose at home to Liverpool. After a scrappy first half…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City are aiming to become English champions for the seventh time in their history and win the Premier League title for the fifth time in 10 seasons. With five games of the Premier League season left Manchester City are 10 points ahead of rivals Manchester United. Leicester…
Staff Reporter. Bloemfontein Celtic face off with Kaizer Chiefs in the DStv Premiership match at the Dr Molemela Stadium this afternoon. Kick-off is at 3:00 pm CAT. Celtics are placed 11th on the league standings - three points behind eighth-placed TS Galaxy, who have a game in hand. Justice Chabalala,…
Staff Reporter. Jose Mourinho says he will "wait to be back in football" following his sacking as Tottenham manager in April. The Portuguese, 58, was dismissed after 17 months in charge, following a poor second half of the season in which Spurs slipped from top of the Premier League to…
Staff Reporter. LeBron James returned from injury after 20 games out but could not prevent his Los Angeles Lakers from slipping to a 110-106 defeat by the Sacramento Kings. James had been sidelined since 20 March after spraining his ankle - the longest absence of his 18-year NBA career. The…
Staff Reporter. Maritzburg United and Swallows FC played to a 1-1 draw in a 2020-21 DStv Premiership match on Friday. The result moved the Team of Choice four points clear of the relegation zone, while a 16th draw of the season and fourth successive stalemate took the Dube Birds above…
Staff Reporter. The South African Football Association (Safa) says it has "finalised" its deal with the new Bafana Bafana coach. In a brief media statement sent out on Friday afternoon, Safa said everything was in order. "We have concluded and finalized all the outstanding matters and we will announce the…
Staff Reporter. KL Rahul's unbeaten 91 from 57 balls helped Punjab Kings to a comfortable 34-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. The Punjab captain hit seven boundaries and five sixes as his side made 179-5. In reply, RCB only managed 145-8 with spinner Harpreet Brar…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Cape Town – Frenchman Jeong-Weon Ko signed for a sublime second-round 64 with a front nine of 29 to join South Africa's Jacques Blaauw at the top of the leaderboard going into the weekend of the Bain's Whisky Cape Town Open at the…
Staff Reporter. Cricket South Africa will bid to host the 2027 men’s Cricket World Cup, acting president Rihan Richards said on Friday. Richards made the announcement at a press conference at which details of a new governance model for CSA were revealed following months of wrangling. He said agreement on…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. CAF Champions League defending champions Al Ahly were drawn against Mamelodi Sundowns in quarterfinals that will bring coach Pitso Mosimane against his former paymasters. On-form Tanzanian giants Simba were drawn against tournament quarterfinal debutants Kaizer Chiefs who overcame their domestic league woes to book a place in…
Staff Reporter. The premier clubs on the continent will find out their CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup fate this afternoon including Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates. Watch the 2020/2021 CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup draw live below: Video Courtesy of CAF.
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Bayern Munich have been made to wait for their ninth straight Bundesliga title after defeat away at Mainz and RB Leipzig’s victory over VfB Stuttgart. With three matches left to go, what are the permutations for the 2020/21 title race? Bayern would've been champions with three games…
Staff Reporter. Sport, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has withdrawn the Government Gazette notice on Cricket South Africa (CSA). "Following several attempts to get CSA’s Interim Board (IB) and Members Council (MC) to agree on the contents of a revised Memorandum of Incorporation, as part of the Nicholson Report…
Staff Reporter. Nicolas Pepe's second-half penalty gave Arsenal renewed hope of reaching the Europa League final despite a semi-final first-leg loss at Villarreal as both sides finished with 10 men. With the Gunners trailing 2-0 and a man down following Dani Ceballos' sending off, Pepe stepped up and fired home…
Staff Reporter. Barcelona missed the chance to go top of La Liga as they suffered a surprise home defeat by Granada. Lionel Messi had given the hosts the lead when he combined with Antoine Griezmann before slotting into the far corner. Barcelona missed several opportunities to add to their lead…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GalloImages. The SA Football Association (Safa) has been caught in a situation of having put its eggs in the basket of securing Carlos Queiroz as its next Bafana Bafana head coach‚ and the Portuguese declining has left the association scrambling for a suitable candidate. Queiroz is believed…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Cape Town – Jacques Blaauw built on the already good memories he has of Royal Cape Golf Club and added another one on Thursday as he posted a bogey-free six-under-par 66 to lead the first round of the Bain's Whisky Cape Town Open.…
Staff Reporter. Quinton de Kock scored an unbeaten 70 from 50 balls as holders Mumbai Indians beat Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets in the Indian Premier League. The South Africa batsman hit six boundaries and two sixes as the five-time winners chased down 172 with nine balls to spare. Earlier,…
Staff Reporter. Precious Mashele will be defending his national half marathon crown in Gqeberha on Saturday@ASA. South Africa's top road runners will be in action on Saturday when they line up for national titles at the ASA Half-Marathon Championships which has been incorporated in the Nelson Mandela Bay Half-Marathon in…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates have advanced to the quarterfinals of the CAF Confederation Cup despite losing away to Nigerian giants Enyimba, as the competition wrapped up its group phase with eight matches across the African continent late on Wednesday and into early Thursday morning. Pirates needed only a draw in…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City produced a superb display to come from behind and take control of their Champions League semi-final with victory against Paris St-Germain in France. Pep Guardiola's side fought their way through a scintillating early PSG surge when they fell behind to Marquinhos' header, glanced in from Angel…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns played to a 0-0 draw at home to Golden Arrows on Wednesday evening and saw their lead at the top of the log cut to just one point. The result at Loftus Versfeld Stadium means Masandawana have now gone three league outings without a win and…
Staff Reporter. The Cricket South Africa members’ council has unanimously accepted the adoption of a new memorandum of incorporation (MoI). The organisation confirmed the written resolution was accepted on Wednesday as is contemplated in section 60 of the Companies Act. The new MoI will finally pave the way for a…
Staff Reporter. World number one Novak Djokovic will not defend his Madrid Open title after pulling out of next month's event. The Serb, 33, said he was sorry he would not be able to travel to Madrid for the Masters 1000 event which starts on Sunday, four weeks before the…
Staff Reporter. @RealMadrid. Real Madrid defender Marcelo could miss the second leg of their Champions League semi-final at Chelsea because he has been called up to monitor a polling station during local elections. The elections for the Madrid assembly take place on Tuesday, 4 May. Real, who were held 1-1…
Michael Vlismas. Photo: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Cape Town – Brandon Stone is confident that the current hot trend in South African professional golf will continue in this three-week stretch of European Challenge Tour events in South Africa, and including in this week's Bain's Whisky Cape Town Open which tees off…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs wing-back Philani Zulu concedes his side are "fighting for their lives" as they prepare to host relegation-threatened Chippa United in the DStv Premiership on Wednesday. Kick-off is at 3pm CAT. Chiefs broke into the top eight with a come-from-behind victory over Mamelodi Sundowns at the weekend,…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has confirmed he’s coming out of retirement to face YouTube star Logan Paul in an exhibition bout in June. The fight, originally mooted for February before it was postponed, will be held at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium on June 6 (Monday, June 7…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Wales manager and ex-Manchester United player Ryan Giggs has appeared in court to deny assaulting two women. Giggs is charged with causing actual bodily harm to a woman in her 30s and common assault of a woman in her 20s at an address in Salford last November.…
Staff Reporter. Chelsea produced a composed performance to secure a fully deserved draw and a crucial away goal to put themselves in a promising position after their Champions League semi-final first leg against Real Madrid. Thomas Tuchel's side were superior on the night and might even regard themselves as unfortunate…
Staff Reporter. Australia’s David Warner joined a chorus of praise for AB de Villiers after the South African superstar reached a notable milestone in the IPL on Tuesday. In yet another stunning batting display for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, De Villiers was not out on 75 off just 42, in…
Staff Reporter. Maritzburg United needed a late strike from the penalty spot to see off Stellenbosch FC 1-0 in the DStv Premiership on Tuesday afternoon. Bandile Shandu and Nazeer Allie were recalled to the Maritzburg side from the 1-1 draw against Baroka FC, as Stellies restored Leletu Skelem to the…
By Michael Vlismas. The Mother City's finest rugby players arrived at the Royal Cape Golf Club on Tuesday to personally welcome the Sunshine Tour professionals competing in this week's Bain's Whisky Cape Town Open in the only way they know how – with a match. After the official pro-am of…
Staff Reporter. Wimbledon will abandon its traditional rest day on the middle Sunday of the tournament from 2022. The Grand Slam will instead be played over 14 consecutive days, with All England Lawn Tennis Club chairman Ian Hewitt saying this was possible because of better grass-court maintenance. Organisers also revealed…
Staff Reporter. @PSG. Neymar says the current season has been his happiest at Paris St-Germain amid speculation over his future. The Brazil forward, 29, is yet to sign a new contract at PSG with his current deal running out next summer. He has been linked with a move away, including…
Staff Reporter. Teams will be allowed to select a 26-player squad instead of the usual 23 at this summer's European Championship. The change has been implemented to lessen the load on players after a club season compressed because of the coronavirus pandemic. It will also help managers adapt if outbreaks…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. An "ultra-rare" LeBron James trading card has been bought for $5.2m (£3.75m), making it the most expensive basketball card ever sold. The 2003 rookie card is from James' debut season for Cleveland Cavaliers. "With so few becoming available and demand increasing by the day, this card is…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann will join Bayern Munich on a five-year contract at the end of this season, the German champions have announced. Current boss Hansi Flick said last week he wanted to leave the Bavarian club. At 33, Nagelsmann is one of the most…
Staff Reporter. Akani Simbine leads a national team of 10 athletes as captain on Tuesday 27 April 2021 to the World Athletics Relay Championships to be hosted at Silesia, Poland on 1-2 May. The team is scheduled to finally depart this evening (8.30pm) on Qatar Airways from OR Tambo International…
Staff Reporter. Leicester City moved closer to Champions League qualification as they came from behind to beat Crystal Palace. Wilfried Zaha put the visitors ahead after only 12 minutes, with a first-time finish following a fine through ball from Eberechi Eze. But Timothy Castagne equalised for the Foxes within five…
Staff Reporter. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is to be investigated by Uefa over an "alleged financial interest in a betting company". According to reports in his native Sweden, the AC Milan striker, 39, has broken rules after becoming a partner in a betting company. Uefa's disciplinary regulations state players should not have…
Staff Reporter. Former England striker Alan Shearer and ex-France forward Thierry Henry have become the first players to be inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame. Shearer is the Premier League's record scorer, with 260 goals for Blackburn Rovers - with whom he won the title in 1995 -…
Staff Reporter. Arsenal legends Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira have joined Spotify founder and billionaire Daniel Ek's bid to buy the club. Owner Stan Kroenke has no intention to sell, but more than 1000 fans protested outside Emirates Stadium on Friday calling for him to quit. Arsenal had…
Staff Reporter. Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson have joined fellow Australian Andrew Tye in ending their Indian Premier League (IPL) season early to return home. India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, 34, also said he is taking a break from the IPL to support his family. The news comes as India struggles…
Staff Reporter. Inigo Martinez's late header threw La Liga's title race even further open as leaders Atletico Madrid lost at Athletic Bilbao. Alex Berenguer scored early for the hosts but Stefan Savic looked to have rescued a point until Martinez struck. Atletico remain two points above both Real Madrid and…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. This is a lesson. It's a lesson in chasing your dream. It's a lesson that the dream is the easy part. How badly you want it though, that's where it gets so much harder. It's a lesson a teenage boy can teach…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Cricket SA has averted a potential disaster after the Members’ Council and the Interim Board finally reached an agreement on all outstanding issues related to amending the Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI). The Members’ Council and the Independent Board met on Sunday after the Minister of Sport Nathi…
Staff Reporter. Antonio Conte's Inter Milan moved a step closer to winning their first Serie A title since 2010 with a hard-fought victory against Hellas Verona. Former Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian scored the game's only goal, firing home in the 76th minute after being found by Achraf Hakimi. "We…
Staff Reporter. Rafael Nadal won his 12th Barcelona Open title, saving a match point in a thrilling three-set victory over Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas. Nadal trailed 4-2 in the opener but recovered, breaking twice to take it. World number five Tsitsipas showed great grit in the second set, saving two match…
Staff Reporter. A stunning performance from Ravindra Jadeja helped Chennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore and go top of the Indian Premier League. Jadeja, who was dropped on nought, equalled the IPL record for most runs by a batsman in an over when he hit 37 off the final…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City won the League Cup for a record fourth time in succession with a deserved victory over a disappointing Tottenham Hotspur side at Wembley. City defender Aymeric Laporte, arguably fortunate to be on the pitch after escaping a yellow card in the first half before being cautioned…
Staff Reporter. Antoine Griezmann scored twice as Barcelona came from behind to beat Villarreal 2-1 in their La Liga clash at the Estadio de la Ceramica on Sunday. After Real Madrid dropped points against Real Betis, Barca knew they could move level with their Clasico rivals in second place with…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns unbeaten run in the DStv Premiership come to an end with a 2-1 loss against Kaizer Chiefs on Sunday afternoon. Sundowns came with three changes from the goalless draw against AmaZulu in Gift Motupa, Andile Jali and Brian Onyango, while Chiefs gave Leonardo Castro a return.…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United and Leeds United had all the potential of being a fiery affair with tensions high before the game but instead the two sides played out a drab 0-0 draw at Elland Road on Sunday. The Leeds CEO called out United in the match programme, writing that…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Modimolle, Limpopo – The night before the final round of the Limpopo Championship, Brandon Stone sat on a deck with a glass of Amarula in hand and watched a magnificent African sunset over the bushveld. Life was good. A day, and 19 holes…
Staff Reporter. Striker Chris Wood scored a first-half hat-trick as Burnley cruised to a 4-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday and eased their Premier League relegation fears. Sean Dyche's visiting side exposed a listless Wolves defence as they snapped a three-game losing run to climb to 14th in the…
Staff Reporter. Kylian Mbappe scored twice before going off with a thigh injury as Paris St-Germain beat Metz to move two points clear at the top of Ligue 1. The 22-year-old slotted in a fourth-minute opener and added a second with a deflected strike after Fabien Centonze had equalised with…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns will be aiming to keep their unbeaten record intact when they host Kaizer Chiefs in a heavyweight clash at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Sunday. Kick-off is at 3pm CAT (SA, GMT+2). Sundowns extended their league unbeaten run to 21 games this season, and remained in charge…
Staff Reporter. Real Madrid fell two points behind La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid after a drab 0-0 home draw with Real Betis on Saturday. The result gives Zinedine Zidane's men 71 points from 33 matches, three ahead of third-placed Barcelona who have two more games yet to play. The draw…
Staff Reporter. Watford sealed automatic promotion back to the Premier League at the first attempt after a narrow home win over Millwall. Ismaila Sarr's composed 11th-minute penalty, after the Senegal winger was brought down in the box by Billy Mitchell, proved enough for the Hornets. Mitchell drew a save from…
Staff Reporter. Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson guided his side to their second Indian Premier League win of the season with a six-wicket win over Eoin Morgan's Kolkata Knight Riders. Chasing 134 to win Samson made an unbeaten 42 as Rajasthan won with seven balls to spare. Kolkata made 133-9…
Staff Reporter. @ATP. Rafael Nadal beat fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 6-3 6-2 to reach his 12th Barcelona Open final. Victory sets up a re-match with Greece's world number five Stefanos Tsitsipas, who came back from two sets down to stun Nadal in February's Australian Open quarter-finals. World number three…
Staff Reporter. Chelsea took a huge step towards securing a Champions League spot as Timo Werner's first goal since February helped Thomas Tuchel's side beat top four rivals West Ham. Werner, who has struggled to make a significant impact since joining for £47m last summer, started and finished the move…
Staff Reporter. The original Soweto derby between Swallows FC and Orlando Pirates ended in a 1-1 stalemate at the Dobsonville Stadium on Saturday evening. The draw – the Birds’ 14th this season – sees them remain in fifth place on 38 points, while the Buccaneers are one point and one…
Staff Reporter. Bayern Munich must wait to be confirmed as Bundesliga champions for the ninth season in a row after they suffered a surprise defeat at Mainz. The league leaders need just one win from their remaining three games to seal the title. However, they fell behind early on when…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Modimolle, Limpopo – On the toughest day yet at Euphoria Golf and Lifestyle Estate, Daniel van Tonder signed for a round of two-over-par 74 that was still good enough to earn him a two-stroke lead heading into Sunday's final round of the Limpopo…
Staff Reporter. Newcastle substitute Joe Willock scored a dramatic but deserved 95th-minute equaliser to deny Liverpool a much-needed win in their pursuit of Champions League football. Mohamed Salah's early goal appeared to have put the champions on track for a vital three points as they chase a top-four finish at…
Staff Reporter. Owner Roman Abramovich and the Chelsea board say they "deeply regret" the decision to join the controversial European Super League. They were one of six Premier League clubs to join only to withdraw 48 hours later following a furious backlash. Chelsea fans held a protest on Tuesday to…
Staff Reporter. Tiger Woods has posted a photo of himself smiling on a golf course - the first time he has been pictured since he was seriously injured in a car accident in February. The 15-time major champion underwent surgery on open fractures to his lower right leg and further…
Staff Reporter. An absolute howler from Arsenal's Bernd Leno gifted Everton a crucial win in their bid for a Champions League place - as Gunners fans protested against the club's owners outside. Over 1,000 Arsenal supporters gathered outside Emirates Stadium to show their anger about Stan Kroenke's role in the…
Staff Reporter. @AFP. Japan has announced emergency Covid measures in Tokyo and three other areas in a bid to curb rising infections, just three months before the country is set to host the Olympics. The government said the state of emergency - set to last for about two weeks -…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The SA Football Association’s (Safa) announcement of new Bafana Bafana head coach on Saturday has been postponed. Safa posted a brief statement on their media WhatsApp group on Friday night that the postponement was due to international "Covid-19 travel issues". Safa’s statement read: "The Bafana Bafana coach…
Staff Reporter. Baroka FC held Maritzburg United to a 1-1 draw in the DStv Premiership match at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Friday evening. The result saw Bakgaga Ba Mphahlele and the Team of Choice remain eighth and 13th respectively on the league standings. Team of Choice controlled the match…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Modimolle, Limpopo – It was another calm stroll in the bushveld for Daniel van Tonder on Friday as he maintained his place at the top of the leaderboard through two rounds of the Limpopo Championship at the Euphoria Golf and Lifestyle Estate.…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Wales manager and ex-Manchester United player Ryan Giggs has been charged with assaulting his former girlfriend. He is accused of causing actual bodily harm to Kate Greville, 36, and common assault of a woman in her 20s - understood to be her sister - at his home…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Steve Daniels. Wembley has been given an extra Euro 2020 last-16 tie - which could involve England - after Dublin lost its four fixtures because of Covid-19 issues. Bilbao's four games have been moved to fellow Spanish city Seville, while Munich will keep the matches it…
Staff Reporter. Minister of Sport Nathi Mthethwa has officially informed Cricket South Africa’s interim board and members’ council that he will invoke section 13(5) of the National Sports Act. After threatening the organisation with his interference since last weekend’s Special General Meeting, the letter, addressed to Interim Board chair, Dr…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. A victory at FSV Mainz 05 on Matchday 31 will see FC Bayern München crowned Bundesliga champions for the ninth season in a row. FC Bayern took another significant step towards a 30th Bundesliga title with a 2-0 win over Bayer 04 Leverkusen in midweek Matchday 30.…
Staff Reporter. Lionel Messi scored twice as Bracelona crushed Getafe 5-2 on Thursday to stay in the hunt for the La Liga title. Messi broke the deadlock before lowly Getafe equalised through Clement Lenglet's own goal. A mix-up between Sofian Chakla and keeper David Soria restored Barca's lead and Messi…
Staff Reporter. Leicester opened up a four-point gap to fourth place in the Premier League with victory over relegation-bound West Brom at the King Power Stadium. Three goals in 13 first-half minutes did the damage as striker Jamie Vardy scored one and assisted another. Vardy was teed up by Timothy…
Staff Reporter. Atletico Madrid returned to the top of La Liga with a win over Huesca 24 hours after withdrawing from the European Super League. Real Madrid had replaced neighbours Atletico at the summit after a 3-0 win over Cadiz on Wednesday. On Thursday, goals by Angel Correa and Yannick…
Staff Reporter. AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed a one-year contract extension that will keep him at the club beyond his 40th birthday. Ibrahimovic joined Milan for a second time in December of 2019. He extended his initial six-month contract for one year in August of 2020 and has…
Staff Reporter. Devdutt Padikkal hit an unbeaten 101 as Royal Challengers Bangalore thrashed Rajasthan Royals by 10 wickets in the Indian Premier League. The 20-year-old's innings came off only 52 balls as RCB reached their target of 178 with 3.3 overs to spare. RCB captain Virat Kohli - who scored…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Steve Daniels. Wembley is set to be given an extra Euro 2020 last-16 tie when Uefa addresses uncertainty around matches in Dublin, Bilbao and Munich on Friday. Dublin is certain to lose its four games and Bilbao's could be moved to Seville because of Covid-19 issues.…
Staff Reporter. Prominent South African football referee Victor Gomes continue to set himself lofty standards after he was appointed among officials to officiate at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. Gomes becomes the only second South African referee to be appointed for the Olympic Games after Jerome Damon’s appearance at the 2008…
Michael Vlismas. @Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Modimolle, Limpopo – The power of a European Tour victory is seen not only in the confidence of Daniel van Tonder's play, which shone through in his first-round 66 for the clubhouse lead in the Limpopo Championship at Euphoria Golf and Lifestyle Estate on Thursday,…
Staff Reporter. Inter Milan edged closer to their first Scudetto since 2010 with a 1-1 draw at Spezia that took them 10 points clear at the top of Serie A. Diego Farias' early goal put the hosts in front but Ivan Perisic levelled for Antonio Conte's side. Earlier on Wednesday,…
Staff Reporter. Real Madrid went level on points with Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga with a win at Cadiz in a week dominated by the announcement and seeming collapse of the European Super League. There were fan protests outside the ground against the new league, which Real…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said the failed European Super League (ESL) was a "closed chapter" after his side beat Aston Villa to move closer to becoming Premier League champions. City were one of 12 clubs to sign up to the breakaway ESL on Sunday, but withdrew on…
Staff Reporter. Three-time champions Chennai Super Kings moved to the top of the Indian Premier League table with an 18-run victory over Kolkata Knight Riders. Chennai made 220-3 from their 20 overs with Faf du Plessis making an unbeaten 95 and Ruturaj Gaikwad 64. Kolkata slumped to 31-5, with Deepak…
Staff Reporter. Son Heung-min's late penalty capped Tottenham's fightback as they beat Southampton in interim head coach Ryan Mason's first match in charge. Former Spurs midfielder Mason, the Premier League's youngest head coach at the age of 29, succeeded Jose Mourinho after the Portuguese was sacked on Monday. He made…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs’ winless run in the DStv Premiership stretched to three matches with a 2-1 loss to Cape Town City. The result at the FNB Stadium was decided by goals from Tashreeq Morris and Bradley Ralani, as the Citizens further strengthened their grip on seventh spot with a…
Staff Reporter. @ATP. Spanish top seed Rafael Nadal survived a scare before fighting back to beat Belarusian qualifier Ilya Ivashka in the second round of the Barcelona Open. Nadal, who has not lost on clay to an opponent ranked outside the world's top 100 since 2004, won 3-6 6-2 6-4…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Manchester United co-chairman Joel Glazer says the club "apologise unreservedly for the unrest" caused by the proposed European Super League. The rare public comment from the American came after Liverpool owner John W Henry apologised to supporters. United, Liverpool and four other Premier League sides withdrew from…
Michael Vlismas. @Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Modimolle, Limpopo – Winning is the only goal in the mind of Wilco Nienaber at the moment, and this week's Limpopo Championship at the Euphoria Golf and Lifestyle Estate seems as good a place as any to make that a reality, and in a tournament…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates remain unbeaten in the CAF Confederation Cup group stages after drawing 0-0 with ES Setif at Orlando Stadium. Josef Zinnbauer handed a start to Siyabonga Mpontshane ahead of Wayne Sandilands while Thulani Hlatshwayo returned to the defence with the young Thabiso Sesane dropping to the bench.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa under-23 Men’s national team have been drawn against hosts Japan, France and Mexico for the upcoming Tokyo Olympic football tournament. The virtual draw was held in Zurich, Switzerland on Wednesday morning and the Olympics football tournament is scheduled to run from 22 July 2021 to…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns were held to a 0-0 draw by AmaZulu FC in the DStv Premiership match at the Jonsson Kings Park Stadium in Durban. The draw saw unbeaten Sundowns remain at the top of the league standings - six points above second-placed Amazulu, with the former having two…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Rhulani Mokwena says his side will have to give their "best performance" to beat high-flying AmaZulu in their top-of-the-table DStv Premiership clash in Durban tonight. The reigning league champions now need 19 points from the 30 left to play to seal their fourth title on…
Staff Reporter. The technical team merry-go-round at Chippa United has turned full circle again with the appointment of Serbian coach Vladislav Heric at technical advisor. Heric returns to the club who he helped to win promotion to the top-flight in the 2013/14 season, having left struggling second-tier side Cape Town…
Staff Reporter. All six Premier League teams involved in the European Super League have now withdrawn from the competition. Manchester City were the first club to pull out after Chelsea had signalled their intent to do so by preparing documentation to withdraw. The other four sides - Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester…
Staff Reporter. Chelsea shared a goalless draw with Brighton to climb into the Champions Leagues places on a night where the future of European football came to a dramatic head. The fixture was almost a side note, with the news breaking before kick-off that Chelsea were preparing to pull out…
Staff Reporter. Bayern Munich eased to a 2-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday with two early goals to open up a 10-point gap at the top of the Bundesliga as they cruise towards their ninth straight league crown. Bayern have endured a turbulent seven days following their Champions League…
Staff Reporter. @Getty Images. Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward will step down from his role at the end of 2021. It comes amid widespread criticism of the proposed European Super League (ESL), with Manchester United one of six Premier League clubs to have initially signed up to the plan.Woodward,…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City have withdrawn from the European Super League (ESL) and Chelsea are also preparing to do so. Efforts to leave come just two days after both were announced as two of six English clubs to sign up to the controversial new competition. The ESL has been widely…
Staff Reporter. Baroka FC moved into the top eight in the DStv Premiership with a 1-0 win over Chippa United on Tuesday afternoon. Gregory Damons and Bienvenu Eva Nga were Chippa’s key changes from the win over Pretoria Callies, while Denwin Farmer came into Bakgaga’s side from the draw with…
Staff Reporter. @Getty Images Eddie Jones has been backed to continue as England head coach following a review into the team's disappointing fifth-place finish in the Six Nations. Jones' position had been under scrutiny since defeats by Ireland, Wales and Scotland in the same tournament for the first time in…
Staff Reporter. Ryan Mason will remain as interim head coach at Tottenham Hotspur for the remainder of the season after the sacking of Jose Mourinho. The 29-year-old former midfielder, who retired from playing in 2018 after suffering a fractured skull, has been working with the club's academy. He took first-team…
Staff Reporter. @FIFA. Everton have criticised the "preposterous arrogance" of the clubs involved in the European Super League, while Fifa boss Gianni Infantino "strongly disapproves" of the plans. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham are among 12 clubs who have agreed to join proposed ESL."The backlash is…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs and Cape Town City will both be aiming to build momentum in the DStv Premiership when they meet at FNB Stadium on Wednesday 21 April 2021. Kick-off is at 5pm. Chiefs extended their unbeaten run in the league to five matches when they were held 1-1…
By Michael Vlismas. @ Sunshine Tour. Modimolle, Limpopo Brandon Stone heads into this week's Limpopo Championship with a very clear goal of using these next three European Challenge Tour events being hosted on the Sunshine Tour as preparation for next month's PGA Championship. Stone forms part of a strong South…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Things are ramping up at both ends of the table as the Bundesliga moves into midweek Matchday 30, with FC Bayern Münchenlooking to extend their lead at the top of the table, FC Schalke04 desperately trying to avoid relegation, and the race for European football reaching fever…
Staff Reporter. Diego Llorente scored a late equaliser for Leeds to deny Liverpool a place in the top four of the Premier League - as uncertainty reigns over what that would mean following the announcement of the European Super League. The Reds are one of 12 clubs to agree to…
Staff Reporter. The new Bafana Bafana coach will be announced on Saturday and the South African Football Association (Safa) have begun talks with the three men who have made the final shortlist. Safa have received more than 200 applications since ex-Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki was sacked last month and as…
Staff Reporter. England all-rounders Sam Curran and Moeen Ali both played key roles as Chennai Super Kings beat Rajasthan Royals by 45 runs in the Indian Premier League. Chennai posted 188-9, with Faf du Plessis top-scoring with 33 while Moeen made 26 and Curran 13 from six balls. Curran then…
Staff Reporter. The European Super League (ESL) is a "disgraceful, self-serving" plan and a "spit in the face of football lovers", says Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin. He also said players who play for teams involved in the closed league would be "banned from the World Cup and Euros". Arsenal, Chelsea,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Egypt are keen to submit a joint bid with Morocco host the 2030 FIFA World Cup, according to news reports coming from the Atlas Lions. Egyptian Minister of Youth and Sports Ashraf Sobhi had revealed before that Egypt are planning on hosting the 2030 World Cup and…
Staff Reporter. In a letter to FIFA president Gianni Infantino and UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin, seen by Reuters, the "European Super League Company S.L." inform the two organisations that they are taking legal steps to protect their organisation but also call for talks. "We invite you to attend on an…
Staff Reporter. The Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein will host the Nedbank Cup Final for the first time in history, becoming the 10th venue to host the tournament’s finale in the past 13 years. The Nedbank Cup 2021 final will take place on Saturday, 08 May 2021. Kick-off is at…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Jose Mourinho has been sacked by Tottenham after just 17 months in charge. The Portuguese replaced Mauricio Pochettino as Spurs manager in November 2019 and guided the club to sixth in the Premier League last season. They are currently seventh, having picked up two points from their…
Staff Reporter. Thibaut Courtois made a number of important saves as a depleted Real Madrid held off a spirited Getafe to earn a point that keeps them in touch with La Liga leaders Atletico. Zinedine Zidane was without several players through injury, suspension or in isolation because of Covid-19. Courtois'…
Staff Reporter. Leicester City have reached their first FA Cup final since 1969 after Kelechi Iheanacho's strike saw off Southampton at Wembley. Iheanacho scored the game's only goal as City saw out a narrow victory over Southampton on Sunday night to book a spot against Chelsea in the FA Cup…
Staff Reporter. Roger Federer has confirmed he will play in this year's French Open as he continues his return from injury. Federer, 39, is making his comeback after two knee operations and has not played a Grand Slam since January 2020. The 20-time Grand Slam winner made his return after…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates climbed to fourth spot in the DStv Premiership with a 2-0 victory over Maritzburg United on Sunday night at Orlando Stadium. Pirates were without the suspended Thulani Hlatshwayo for this game, and with Happy Jele also on the sidelines Ntsikelelo Nyauza captained the team against United.…
Staff Reporter. Shikhar Dhawan hit a superb 92 to lead Delhi Capitals to victory over Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League. With Prithvi Shaw making 32 and Marcus Stoinis 27 not out from 13 balls, Delhi won by six wickets with 10 balls to spare. Punjab had been taken…
Staff Reporter. Greek world number five Stefanos Tsitsipas won his first Masters 1000 title after beating Andrey Rublev 6-3 6-3 in the Monte Carlo Masters final. Tsitsipas, who did not drop a set throughout the competition, needed just one hour 11 minutes to win a one-sided match against the Russian.…
Staff Reporter. Senior Uefa figures are furious that 12 major European clubs, including the 'big six' from England, have signed up to a breakaway European Super League. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham are part of the group. La Liga's Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid and…
Staff Reporter. Mason Greenwood scored twice as Manchester United saw off Burnley to close the gap on Premier League leaders Manchester City to eight points. The 19-year-old watched his thumping opener after the break cancelled out moments later when James Tarkowski rose above Harry Maguire to level. But Greenwood scored…
Staff Reporter. Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila will meet Chippa United in the Nedbank Cup final after overcoming Mamelodi Sundowns 6-5 on penalties after full-time had ended 0-0 at Loftus Versfeld on Sunday. TTM’s Zimbabwean goalkeeper Washington Arubi made several astonishing saves throughout 120 minutes to see the game end 0-0 after…
Staff Reporter. Eddie Nketiah's goal late in stoppage time for Arsenal delivered a major blow to Fulham's already slim Premier League survival hopes. Until Nketiah's 97th-minute effort, Josh Maja's second-half penalty had looked likely to give the Cottagers a valuable three points in their battle against relegation. The on-loan Bordeaux…
Staff Reporter. Red Bull's Max Verstappen took his first win of the year in a chaotic, incident-strewn Emilia Romagna Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton fought back to second after a rare error. Rain at the start led to one of the most topsy-turvy races in memory as the treacherous conditions…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @BackpagePix. World 400-metre record-holder and Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk won the South African 200m title in Pretoria on Saturday, but missed out on the Tokyo Games qualifying time. The 28-year-old clocked 20.38 seconds on a chilly night at the University of Pretoria -- 0.14 sec outside…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Minister of Sport,Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa, says he will act within his rights to take action against Cricket South Africa (CSA) after Saturday’s Special General Meeting. CSA’s Members' Council voted against the amendment of the Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI) in a shocking U-turn on their initial…
Staff Reporter. @Reuters. Eliud Kipchoge won the NN Mission Marathon in his final race before he defends his title at the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The Kenyan, 36, clocked two hours, four minutes and 30 seconds in his first outing since his shock defeat at last year's London Marathon. Compatriot…
Staff Reporter. @FIFA. Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick says he has told the club he wants to leave at the end of the season. Flick, whose contact runs until June 2023, made the announcement after his side beat Wolfsburg 3-2 to move seven points clear at the top of…
Staff Reporter. Sheffield United were relegated to the Championship after Willian Jose's first goal for Wolves secured victory. The visitors knew, following Newcastle's win over West Ham earlier on Saturday, that they had to avoid defeat at Molineux to delay their inevitable demotion for a few days. But it was…
Staff Reporter. @Getty Images. Barcelona scored four goals in 12 minutes - including a brilliant strike from Lionel Messi - to thrash Athletic Bilbao and win the Copa del Rey. Barca were frustrated until the 60th minute when Antoine Griezmann turned in Frenkie de Jong's cross before De Jong headed…
Staff Reporter. Indian Premier League, Chennai Mumbai Indians 150-5 (20 overs): De Kock 40 (39), Pollard 35* (22); Shankar 2-19 Sunrisers Hyderabad 137 (19.4 overs): Bairstow 43 (22); R Chahar 3-19, Boult 3-28 Mumbai Indians won by 13 runs. Mumbai Indians eked out a 13-run Indian Premier League win over…
Staff Reporter. Chelsea ended Manchester City's quadruple hopes this season after securing a 1-0 win to reach the FA Cup final at Wembley. City and Chelsea had both secured their places in the last four of the Champions League this week - but Pep Guardiola's side had their sights set…
Staff Reporter. Teenager Jamal Musiala scored twice in the first half to steer Bayern Munich to a nervous 3-2 victory at third-placed VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday to move seven points clear at the top of the Bundesliga with five matches left to play. Three days after their Champions League quarter-final…
Staff Reporter. Chippa United secured a 1-0 win over Pretoria Callies in the Nedbank Cup semi-final match on Saturday afternoon. Sandile Mthethwa punished Callies, who committed their first error of the game against the run of play following a defensive error from Oupa Moeketsi. In a first half characterised by…
Staff Reporter. @NorwichCityFC. Norwich City have won promotion to the Premier League for a fifth time, after Brentford and Swansea's failure to win ensured Daniel Farke's side could not be caught in the automatic places. The Canaries make an instant return to the top flight following relegation to the Championship…
Staff Reporter. Lewis Hamilton took pole position ahead of Sergio Perez in a thrilling Emilia Romagna Grand Prix qualifying session. Briton Hamilton was just 0.035 seconds clear in the Mercedes as Mexican Perez, in only his second race for Red Bull, beat team-mate Max Verstappen. Charles Leclerc put the Ferrari…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa’s collective decision to pick a starting side for the fourth KFC T20 International on Friday, with just four frontline batsmen,was a very bad one. It’s one thing to experiment with the composition of the starting team, quite another to throw out the fundamentals of a…
Staff Reporter. Newcastle took a big step towards securing their Premier League status with a dramatic win against 10-man West Ham. Issa Diop's own goal and a Joelinton tap-in had put the hosts in a commanding position at the break. However, West Ham, who had Craig Dawson sent off for…
Staff Reporter. Anthony Joshua says Wembley Stadium would be the "ideal" venue when he faces fellow British champion Tyson Fury in their world heavyweight clash. A two-fight deal between the pair was signed last month but the venue and date has not yet been announced. Joshua said finding the right…
Page 1 of 17