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Staff Reporter. Novak Djokovic threw one racquet and smashed another as his bid for an Olympic medal ended in defeat by Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta. The Serb, whose gold bid was ended by Alexander Zverev on Friday, lost 6-4 6-7 (6-8) 6-3 in the bronze-medal match. Djokovic then pulled out…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @PGATour. Kawagoe, Japan – American Xander Schauffele enters Sunday's final round of the men's Olympic golf tournament maintaining the one-stroke lead he held at the beginning of the day, though now the closest pursuer is Japan's own golf hero, Hideki Matsuyama, who replaced Mexico's Carlos Ortiz as…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South African swimming action at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre came to an end on Saturday morning with one last national record-breaking performance from Emma Chelius. The Durban swimmer took a further one hundredth of a second off the SA record she set in the heats on Friday,…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo: Christiaan Bezuidenhout of Team South Africa. Credit: Ben Jared/PGA TOUR/IGF. As Christiaan Bezuidenhout heads into the final round of the Olympic Golf competition leading Team South Africa's challenge, the Sunshine Tour star has said he cannot speak more highly of his Olympic experience, the Japanese hospitality,…
Staff Reporter. @GalloImages. Cricket South Africa (CSA) has confirmed the Proteas’ outbound tour to Sri Lanka for five limited-overs matches from 2 to 14 September. The two-week tour will consist of three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and three T20 internationals, all played at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Bleary-eyed South Africans celebrated the country’s first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics as Tatjana Schoenmaker powered to victory in the 200m breaststroke in a World Record time early this morning. The Pretoria swimmer, who already collected silver in the 100m breaststroke, became the first woman in…
Staff Reporter. Springboks captain Siya Kolisi says he "didn't feel respected at all" by referee Nic Berry in the opening loss to the British and Irish Lions, backing up claims made by Rassie Erasmus. The Springboks boss posted an unprecedented hour long video monologue online criticising the Australian referee's work…
By Michael Vlismas. @SunshineTour. The Vodacom Origins of Golf series, the longest running series of tournaments on the Sunshine Tour, will be back on the Tour's schedule in 2021 and 2022 after it had to be cancelled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The five-tournament series will tee off…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer has broken his silence on the surprise appointment of Mandla Ncikazi as the club's new assistant coach. Ncikazi joined Pirates over a month ago after he abruptly parted ways with Golden Arrows, who he led to a fourth-place finish in the DStv Premiership…
Staff Reporter. South Africa boss Rassie Erasmus has piled further pressure on match officials for the British and Irish Lions Tests with an extraordinary hour-long video monologue railing against the refereeing in last weekend's series opener. The Springboks director of rugby says he has made this unprecedented move it to…
Staff Reporter. South Africa's rising tennis stars will have an opportunity to chase prestige, prize money and points on home soil, with Tennis South Africa (TSA) confirming three weeks of back-to-back International Tennis Federation (ITF) World Tennis Tour prize money events, for both men and women, in the country, later…
Staff Reporter. @GalloImages. Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed the names of players they will be releasing ahead of the 2021-22 season. The tally includes midfield stalwart Willard Katsande (35) whose contract with the club expires at the end of the month. Also released are right-back Kgotso Moleko‚ left-back Philani Zulu and…
Staff Reporter. Sport, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has congratulated Tatjana Schoenmaker and Bianca Buitendag for winning the country’s first silver medals at the Tokyo Olympics. "Congratulations to our first two silver medalists, who have done an exceptional job at elevating women’s sport on the globe. "With the calibre…
Staff Reporter. Head coach Warren Gatland has made three changes to his starting XV as the British and Irish Lions look to wrap up the series against South Africa in the second Test on Saturday. Prop Mako Vunipola replaces Rory Sutherland in Cape Town, with scrum-half Conor Murray in for…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Bianca Buitendag of South Africa is greeted on the shore during the women’s surfing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach in Ichinomiyai, Japan, 27 July 2021. EPA. Bianca Buitendag won a silver medal in the women's surfing at the Olympic Games on…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed the signing of Keagan Dolly and Cole Alexander on free transfers ahead of the 2021/22 season. Dolly underwent his medical on Tuesday and has officially completed his move to Chiefs after leaving French Ligue 1 outfit Montpellier at the end of last season.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Tatjana Schoenmaker claimed South Africa's first Olympic medal in Tokyo as she took silver in the women's 100m breaststroke final on Tuesday. Swimming in lane four, Schoenmaker got off to a hot start, as she was the first swimmer to turn at the half-way point. However, 17-year-old…
Staff Reporter. The Premier Soccer League has released the fixture list for the opening round of the season, with the date set for August 20. According to the schedule sent to member clubs on Monday afternoon, the campaign will kick-off with the MTN8 next month and then the DStv Premiership…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Royal AM have lost their Supreme Court bid to overturn the Premier Soccer League decision to award Sekhukhune United the GladAfrica Championship title and now face the wrath of the league. The judgement from Justice Leonie Windell of the Gauteng Division on Monday has dismissed with costs…
By Michael Vlismas. The 2021 Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player will not take place as a result of the restrictions placed on events and spectators in South Africa because of the coronavirus pandemic. The European Tour, Nedbank and Sun International jointly agreed that the much anticipated 40th anniversary…
Staff Reporter. Tatjana Schoenmaker came roaring back to beat defending champion Lilly King and clinch victory in the 100m breaststroke semi-finals at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday to advance to Tuesday’s final. Schoenmaker who broke American King's Olympics record in Sunday's heat, wasn’t quite as quick this time around, but…
Staff Reporter. Zak Burger and the Kriel brothers scored tries as the Bulls claimed a bonus-point victory over the Lions in Pretoria on Sunday. The result saw the game-shy Bulls, who last played a Currie Cup match on 25 June, climb up to second place on the table, one point…
Staff Reporter. The disciplinary committee (DC) hearing into Royal AM’s no-shows to their Premier Soccer League promotion-relegation playoffs matches has been postponed again. The DC has been postponed by a week for a second time‚ to the coming Saturday. It is understood that Royal’s legal representatives brought two applications for…
Staff Reporter. South Africa secured a 3-0 series win over Ireland with a 49-run victory in the final Twenty20 match at Stormont. Proteas captain Temba Bavuma (72) and Reeza Hendricks (69) put on 127 for the opening stand to set the tourists on their way to 189-2. Ireland made a…
Staff Reporter. The British and Irish Lions drew first blood in the series against South Africa after fighting back from nine points down at half-time to win. The tourists were adrift at the break after Handre Pollard's four penalties. But hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie scrambled over from short range four minutes…
Staff Reporter. British and Irish Lions prop Wyn Jones has been ruled out of Saturday's first Test against South Africa in Cape Town. The 29-year-old Wales loose-head has withdrawn with a minor shoulder injury suffered in training on Thursday. Jones is replaced in the starting XV by Scotland's Rory Sutherland,…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has signed a new deal with the club until 2024, with an option for a further year. The Norwegian, 48, took over permanently in March 2019, having been put in interim charge when Jose Mourinho departed three months earlier. He led United…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Former SABC Sport analyst Coudjoe affectionately known as 'Malume' Amankwaa has died on Friday night from cardiac arrest. Ghanaian-born naturalised South African Amankwaa was rushed to Sandton Mediclinic when he "couldn’t wake up for supper and upon arrival at hospital he was declared dead". The late Amankwaa…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. With the likes of FC Schalke 04, SV Werder Bremen, Hamburger SV, Hannover 96, 1. FC Nürnberg, Fortuna Düsseldorf and more now in Germany’s second division, the 2021/22 Bundesliga 2 season promises to be the most exciting yet. And it all kicks off on Friday with a…
Staff Reporter. The Premier Soccer League have broken their silence on the delay behind the release of next season's fixtures. It is not quite clear how the fixtures are going to look as there remains the unresolved court case between the PSL, Sekhukhune United FC and Royal AM. According to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @Backpagepix. Paul Adams has revealed how he was racially discriminated against by former South African teammates, including current coach Mark Boucher, during his time as a Proteas player. Speaking at Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) Social Justice and Nation-Building hearings, the former South African spinner revealed several instances…
Staff Reporter. The British and Irish Lions have been left furious at the decision to have a South African as the Television Match Official for the first Test against the Springboks in Cape Town. Marius Jonker was chosen after New Zealander Brendon Pickerill was unable to travel because of the…
Staff Reporter. Tottenham forward Son Heung-min has signed a new four-year contract keeping him at the club until 2025. Son, 29, has scored 107 goals in 280 appearances for the club since joining from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015. He has been capped 93 times by South Korea, scoring 27 goals…
Staff Reporter. @Sanchooo10. England winger Jadon Sancho has completed his £73m move to Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund. Sancho is the second most expensive English player of all time behind his new United team-mate Harry Maguire. United agreed the fee for the 21-year-old on 1 July. "I'll always be grateful…
Staff Reporter. Proteas have won successive T20I series, and the second in seven rubbers in the format under Mark Boucher, with a game to spare and under severe pressure. South Africa recovered from 58 for 5 at the halfway stage of their innings to post a more-than-respectable 159, thanks to…
Staff Reporter. Fullview has learnt of the tragic passing of former Orlando Pirates striker Ian Palmer. Palmer,55, was a prolific striker during his heydays and is reported to have passed on due to Covid-19 related complications. However, his playing career ended prematurely due to a kidney-related disease. Palmer had his…
Staff Reporter. Australia and New Zealand have pulled out of the Rugby League World Cup because of "player welfare and safety concerns" related to Covid-19. The men's, women's and wheelchair events are scheduled to take place in England this autumn. New Zealand Rugby League (NZRL) chief Greg Peters said it…
Staff Reporter. High profile junior international tennis returns to South Africa later this year, with the news that Tennis South Africa (TSA) will be hosting five International Tennis Federation (ITF) events for juniors - from late August through to late October. The tournaments are ITF ranking events for boys and…
Staff Reporter. @OrlandoPirates. Orlando Pirates have rewarded their top performers from the 2020-21 season where Vincent Pule bagged no less than FOUR awards. The winger took home the Golden Boot award after scoring nine goals for the Buccaneers, the Goal of the Season, and shared the Fans Player of the…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs chairman Kaizer Motaung has reached out to Happy Mashiane after he was red carded in the dying stages of the first half in the 3-0 Caf Champions League final defeat to Egyptian giants Al Ahly in Casablanca. "I wish to take this opportunity to congratulate the…
Staff Reporter. Alun Wyn Jones returns to captain the British and Irish Lions in the first Test against South Africa on Saturday, in a side that includes three Scottish players for the first time since 1997. Scrum-half Ali Price is preferred to Conor Murray, while Duhan van der Merwe and…
Staff Reporter. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 50 points as the Milwaukee Bucks claimed their first NBA title for 50 years with a 105-98 victory over the Phoenix Suns. The Bucks' 4-2 series win was sealed in front of a 17,000 crowd as 65,000 celebrated outside the Fiserv Forum. They are only…
Staff Reporter. England overcame an almighty wobble to beat Pakistan in a pulsating final Twenty20 at Emirates Old Trafford and win the series 2-1. Chasing 155 on a dry, turning pitch, England needed 61 from nine overs with eight wickets in hand after Jason Roy's 64. However, with Pakistan's spinners…
Staff Reporter. Anthony Joshua's world heavyweight title defence against Oleksandr Usyk will take place at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on 25 September. Joshua, 31, will risk his IBF, WBA and WBO belts against the Ukrainian, who is his mandatory challenger. Usyk, 34, has not fought for a title as a heavyweight…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GalloImages. Former SAFA Technical Director Neil Tovey talks about the Euro2020 tournament and compares it to what is happening in the rest of the world. He also looks at the new ideas and changes that are going on in the world of football. Even during lockdown football…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. All three Tests between South Africa and the British and Irish Lions will now be staged in Cape Town as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The series was scheduled to head to Johannesburg for the second and third Tests after starting in Cape Town. However, the…
Staff Reporter. @Backpagepix. Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed the signing of Austin Dube from Richards Bay United, which marks their seventh signing of the season. The defender, 28, joins the club after winning the 2021 COSAFA Cup with the senior South Africa national team this past month. Dube spent just one…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @ ThinusMaritz. South Africa captain Siya Kolisi has recovered from Covid-19 to be named in the starting XV to face the British and Irish Lions in the first Test in Cape Town on Saturday. Kolisi leads a side which includes 11 of the players who started the…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. A Premier League footballer has been arrested on suspicion of child sex offences. The 31-year-old man, who has not been named for legal reasons, was detained on Friday by Greater Manchester Police. The footballer in question is a member of the top English Premier League club…
Staff Reporter. Tabraiz Shamsi, put in a superb performance to limit Ireland to 132 for nine in their 20 overs, handing the visitors a comfortable 33-run win in the first T20I at The Village in Dublin on Monday. After Ireland had won the toss and sent the Proteas in to…
Staff Reporter. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed the dates for bids to host the finals of the Champions League and Confederation Cup for the 2021/22 season. Following the Confederations' Executive Committee (Exco) meeting held in Morocco last week, it was announced that the hosting bids will open…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has admitted the difficulties facing the club as they seek to find their way back to the top. Chiefs have not had an off-season with the 2020/21 Champions League season dates having overlapped into July, due to the strain Covid-19 placed on the…
Staff Reporter. SA U23 coach David Notoane said his side were caught in the eye of a coronavirus storm and likened their situation to waiting for a guillotine to fall ahead of their Tokyo Olympic Games opener against hosts Japan on Thursday. The squad was severely depleted by Covid-19 infections…
Staff Reporter. South African tennis star Kevin Anderson captured his seventh career ATP title on Sunday, defeating 20-year-old Jenson Brooksby in straight sets to win the Hall of Fame Open in Newport, Rhode Island. It has been a tough year for Anderson, who began the week in Newport with a…
Staff Reporter. Returning British and Irish Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones is fit for Saturday's first Test against South Africa, says defence coach Steve Tandy. Tandy also confirmed "the majority" of the team for the game had been decided. Jones, who dislocated his shoulder in a warm-up match against Japan…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Nerve-less Collin Morikawa shot a scintillating bogey-free final round to clinch the Claret Jug on his Open Championship debut as returning fans soaked up the victory at a sun-drenched Royal St George's. The American wrestled hold of the lead with three birdies to finish the front nine…
Staff Reporter. Mark Cavendish failed in his bid to set a new record of 35 stage wins in the Tour de France as Wout van Aert won the final stage of the 2021 Tour. Cavendish struggled to find space and could not come past Van Aert in the final few…
Staff Reporter. England's spinners squeezed Pakistan to claim an emphatic 45-run victory in the second Twenty20 and level the series at 1-1. Though Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone - who twice hit sixes out of Headingley - all sparkled with the bat, England failed to post a total…
Staff Reporter. South Africa beat Senegal 5-4 on penalties (0-0 after extra-time) to win the 2021 Cosafa Cup tournament at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Gqeberha on Sunday. Captain Veli Mothwa emerged as the hero on the day to lead Bafana Bafana to their first Cosafa Cup title since 2016…
Staff Reporter. Lewis Hamilton fought back from a 10-second penalty for a crash with title rival Max Verstappen to pass Ferrari's Charles Leclerc for a dramatic victory in the British Grand Prix. Hamilton was blamed for a collision with Verstappen's Red Bull at Copse corner on the first lap of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa’s men’s U23 football team suffered yet another blow in its preparations for the upcoming Olympic Games after three members tested positive for COVID-19. The entire South Africa Under-23 squad is in quarantine after two players, Thabiso Monyane and Kamohelo Mahlatsi, as well as video analyst …
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Al Ahly head coach Pitso Mosimane claims he predicated Kaizer Chiefs playing style from the start, while dedicating the title to Mahmoud El-Khatib. The Red Devils have lifted their tenth CAF Champions League title after thrashing Kaizer Chiefs 3-0 in the final at the Stade Mohammed V…
Staff Reporter. The Milwaukee Bucks moved to within one game of their first NBA title since 1971 with a 123-119 win over the Phoenix Suns. The Bucks now lead the best-of-seven series 3-2 and can seal the title at home in game six (02:00 BST on Wednesday 21 July). They…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Two athletes have become the first to test positive for coronavirus at the Tokyo Olympic athletes' village - five days before the start of the Games. Organisers say the duo are from the same team and sport as the official who tested positive on Saturday. Other members…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Al Ahly sucessfully defended their Caf Champions League title after securing a 3-0 victory over Kaizer Chiefs in the final on Saturday night. The Red Devils were dominating possession as expected, but Chiefs were looking resolute in defence. The title sees Ahly become the first team to…
Staff Reporter. Cosafa Cup defending champions Zambia have parted ways with coach Micho, FAZ said in a statement on Saturday. "The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) wishes to announce to its members and stakeholders that it has mutually separated with the senior Men’s National Team Head Coach Milutin 'Michó' Sredojevic.…
Staff Reporter. Louis Oosthuizen is the 54-hole leader at The 149th Open Championship after hanging on over the back nine at Royal St. George's. Oosthuizen made an 8-foot birdie on the 16th hole and a long two-putt par on the closing hole for a 69. That gives him a one-shot…
Staff Reporter. The disciplinary committee (DC) hearing for Royal AM having not honoured their four Premier Soccer League promotion-relegation playoff matches was postponed to next Saturday. The legal representatives of Royal had asked for the postponement‚ which was granted. Royal had failed to pitch for all four of their playoffs…
Staff Reporter. The British and Irish Lions prepared for their first Test against the Springboks with a 49-3 win over the Stormers on Saturday. The Lions will go into next weekend's first Test with just one blemish on their report card‚ the midweek defeat at the hands of South Africa…
Staff Reporter. Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) will win the 2021 Tour de France in Paris on Sunday after safely defending his lead on the stage 20 time trial. The Slovenian finished eighth on the stage, just shy of a minute from the victory, having ridden a fairly cautious time…
Staff Reporter. @BlueBullsRugby. The Vodacom Bulls scored 17 unanswered second-half points to claim a 17-14 victory over South Africa A with a week to go until the first Test of the Lions series. South Africa A got off to a flying start as they camped in the Bulls’ 22 for…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns confirmed the signing of attacker Thabiso Kutumela on a five-year-contract from Maritzburg United. "Thabiso Kutumela has reached an agreement with Mamelodi Sundowns and signed a 5-year contract with the reigning DStv Premiership Champions," the club statement read. "The 28-year-old striker joins The Yellow Nation after scoring…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has completed his move to AC Milan for an undisclosed fee after three years at Stamford Bridge. The 34-year-old thanked Chelsea on Twitter for the "special memories", saying he's "starting a new journey with a light and happy heart". He wrote: "Our victories…
Staff Reporter. Liam Livingstone's spectacular century was not enough to prevent England from being beaten by Pakistan in a riotous first Twenty20 at Trent Bridge. With the hosts chasing 233 - what would have been their highest T20 pursuit of all-time - Livingstone reached 50 from 17 balls and 100…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Record-breaking Louis Oosthuizen holds a two-shot lead at The Open as the world's best tamed Royal St George's with a flurry of low scores on Friday. The South African pulled three clear with an eagle at 14 but his first bogey of the tournament on 17 saw…
Staff Reporter. Janneman Malan and Quinton de Kock produced a stunning 225-run opening partnership to set up victory over Ireland on Friday, although the bowlers then laboured as the Proteas ultimately came away with just a 70-run win. Ireland were eyeing their first ODI campaign success against a top-eight nation…
Staff Reporter. Bafana Bafana progressed to the 2021 COSAFA Cup final with an impressive 3-0 victory over Mozambique at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Friday. Njabulo Ngcobo opened the scoring with an excellent header before Yusuf Maart scored a sensational second in the 59th minute. Victor Letsoalo then wrapped…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Kaizer Chiefs will have the chance to join rivals Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns as CAF Champions League winners when they face Al Ahly in the 2020-21 season final in Casablanca, Morocco on Saturday night. Chiefs have upset the odds all the way through their CAFCL campaign.…
Staff Reporter. Former British and Irish Lion Matt Dawson says "the wheels are off the tour" if the side records a second loss against the Stormers on Saturday. Warren Gatland's team were betean 17-13 by a test-level South African A team at Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday. They face provincial…
Staff Reporter. Bahrain-Victorious' Matej Mohoric won stage 19 of the Tour de France, denying Mark Cavendish an opportunity to break the record for stage wins he shares with Eddy Merckx. Cavendish had hoped to compete for a 35th stage win, but a breakaway of 20 riders left the peloton well…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Collin Morikawa stormed through the field to set the clubhouse lead on nine under par at The Open on a gloriously sunny day at Royal St George's. The American, playing in his first Open, leads those to have finished their second round by three strokes. Morikawa set…
Staff Reporter. The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the groups for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 to be hosted by the BCCI in Oman and the United Arab Emirates from 17 October to 14 November. The groups, selected on the basis of team rankings as of 20…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The South African Broadcasting Corporation will show the Caf Champions League final between Kaizer Chiefs and Al Ahly live on television, after a deal was struck between them and rights holders SuperSport late on Friday. This was confirmed by the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, Ms…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Former champion Louis Oosthuizen leads The Open by one stroke after posting a brilliant bogey-free six under par on the opening day at Royal St George's. The 2010 winner salvaged par on the 18th to set the early pace as the Kent venue welcomed the return of…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Arjen Robben has retired from football for the second time at the age of 37. The former Netherlands international initially hung up his boots in 2019 before reversing the decision to return to his first club Groningen last season. Injuries and the coronavirus pandemic marred the winger's…
By Michael Vlismas. @GettyImages. Louis Oosthuizen made another strong push for a second Major when he shot to the top of the early leaderboard on day one of The Open at Royal St George's on Thursday. Oosthuizen opened with a bogey-free six-under-par 64 on the par-70 English links to take…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Tyson Fury's third world heavyweight title fight against Deontay Wilder has been rescheduled for 9 October. The bout, which had been due to take place in Las Vegas on 24 July, was postponed after the British heavyweight tested positive for Covid-19. Fury, 32, beat American Wilder,…
Staff Reporter. Slovenia's Tadej Pogacar claimed back-to-back Tour de France stage wins to underline his dominance in the leader's yellow jersey. Pogacar accelerated clear on the summit finish on stage 18 at Luz Ardiden to extend his overall lead to five minutes and 45 seconds. Jonas Vingegaard and Richard Carapaz…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Kaizer Chiefs striker Khama Billiat has vowed that his side will be ready to compete in the CAF Champions League final against Al Ahly. The clash between the two giants is scheduled to take place next Saturday, July 17 at the Mohamed V Stadium in Morocco. Mosimane’s…
Staff Reporter. Khris Middleton scored 40 points as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Phoenix Suns 109-103 to level the best-of-seven NBA Finals series at two games apiece. Middleton scored 10 consecutive points in the final quarter as the Bucks rallied from a nine-point deficit. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 26 points and…
Staff Reporter. Bafana Bafana interim coach Morena Ramoreboli was satisfied with his side’s 0-0 draw with Zambia on Wednesday that meant they enter the competition unbeaten in the pool stages and without conceding a goal. The side had already qualified as pool winners before the fixture, and made numerous changes…
Staff Reporter. A Test-strength South Africa A inflicted the 2021 British and Irish Lions' first defeat to serve up a sobering reminder of what awaits when the series starts later this month. Tries from Sbu Nkosi and Lukhanyo Am gave the hosts a 14-point lead after a powerful first-half display.…
Staff Reporter. Lionel Messi has agreed to stay at Barcelona on a deal until 2026 that includes reducing his wages to half of his previous salary. The announcement is dependent on player departures that will allow Barca to fund the Argentina captain's wages. Re-signing Messi was the principal summer target…
Staff Reporter. Defending champion Tadej Pogacar took a sublime victory atop the Col du Portet on stage 17 of the Tour de France to extend his lead in the yellow jersey. The Slovenian, 22, kicked clear of Jonas Vingegaard and Richard Carapaz with 150 metres to go to win his…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rhulani Mokwena has shed details on the club's medical assessments amid the Covid-19 pandemic and Christian Eriksen's recent heart attack. The majority of Sundowns' squad reported for pre-season training on Monday and Tuesday last week where the players were made to undergo rigorous medical testing…
Staff Reporter. @GalloImages. Former footballer and coach, Neil Tovey, will be the guest on the next Intune with Sports Coaching Webinar. He will be chatting about the UEFA Euro 2020 final and the upcoming Olympic games. The Intune with coaching series makes a return once again with an exciting chat…
Staff Reporter. Team SA's men's rugby sevens squad have gone into quarantine after landing in Tokyo ahead of the Olympic Games following a Covid-19 positive case on board their flight. Sascoc announced in a statement that none of the South Africans returned a positive test, but a passenger not linked…
Staff Reporter. The British and Irish Lions' game against a high-quality South Africa A side on Wednesday will be "pivotal" in determining Test selection, says former tourist Ugo Monye. The Springboks team includes seven of those who started the side's 2019 World Cup final win against England. The Lions begin…
Staff Reporter. James Vince hit his first international century as England pulled off an electrifying chase of 332 against Pakistan to complete a 3-0 clean sweep in the one-day international series. Vince, so often criticised for his inconsistency, scored 102 from 95 balls as his side won by three wickets,…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Ireland captain Andy Balbirnie led from the front with a hundred as his side beat South Africa for the first time in an ODI with a 43-run success at Malahide on Tuesday. Balbirnie’s 102, his seventh hundred at this level, was the centrepiece of Ireland’s 290-5. South…
Staff Reporter. Uefa has opened disciplinary proceedings into security breaches at the Euro 2020 final at Wembley. Fans fought with stewards and police as they attempted to break through gates for Sunday's showcase event. Football Association chief executive Mark Bullingham apologised to legitimate fans and said the security team had…
Staff Reporter. Patrick Konrad from Austria held on to clinch a thrilling solo victory on stage 16 of the Tour de France. He attacked out of a breakaway on the Col de Portet-d'Aspet, the penultimate climb of the hilly 169km stage. It is the 29-year-old's first Tour stage and first…
Staff Reporter. Twenty-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics because of a knee injury. Federer, 39, lost in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon this year but anticipates re-joining the tour for the hard-court swing later in the year. The Swiss won doubles gold at Beijing…
Staff Reporter. Debutant Victor Letsoalo bagged a hat-trick Bafana Bafana advanced to the Cosafa Cup semi-finals with a 4-0 win over Lesotho at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. Sphelele Mkhulise scored South Africa's other goal in a dominant display. Letsoalo also became the first player to score a hat-trick on…
Staff Reporter. South African football fans might get an opportunity to watch the CAF Champions League final live on TV. The plans to show the much-anticipated clash between Kaizer Chiefs and Pitso Mosimane led Al Ahly on TV, were revealed by CAF president Dr Patrice Motsepe during a media briefing…
Staff Reporter. Following the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday 11 July to extend the lockdown under Level 4 of the country by 14 days in order to slow down and manage the extent of the Corona Virus (COVID-19), ASA has taken the decision to extend the suspension of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Bundesliga stars shine at EURO 2020 EURO 2020 was the first iteration of the tournament to be held across the continent, with 11 host cities in all. Players from the Bundesliga were just as widespread – 92 players from Germany’s top flight played across the competitions 51…
By Michael Vlismas. Ernie Els will reach yet another major milestone in his career when he makes his 30th Open appearance at Royal St George's this week. It's a journey that began in 1989 when Els made his Open debut at Royal Troon after winning the South African Amateur title…
Staff Reporter. British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has rejected calls from the Springboks camp for his side to play South Africa A twice in a row. The Lions face a Test-quality A team on Wednesday and South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus says he will "beg"…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Image Supplied. Having delivered a career breakthrough on the eve of the showpiece, wheelchair tennis star Kgothatso Montjane says she is ready to challenge for a medal at the Tokyo Paralympic Games. Montjane made history over the weekend by becoming the first black South African woman to…
Staff Reporter. The final squad to represent Team SA at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is. All athletes have been selected on the basis of qualifying for the Games as per their international federation/IOC policy. ATHLETICSMen: Akani Simbine, Clarence Munyai, Antonio Alkana, Cheswill Johnson, Ruswahl Samaai, Rocco van Rooyen, Jason van…
Staff Reporter. Giannis Antetokounmpo played down comparisons to Michael Jordan after making history in helping the Milwaukee Bucks to a crucial win over the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Finals. The Bucks star became only the sixth player in NBA Finals history to score 40 points in consecutive games as…
Staff Reporter. The South African Under-23 squad due to compete in the Olympics had to release five players owing to medical reasons. The five released include important players such as Lyle Foster, Fagrie Lakay, Abbubaker Mobara, Sipho Mbule and Keletso Makgalwa. There is no doubt that the news will severely…
Staff Reporter. @GalloImages. South African wheelchair tennis ace Kgothatso Montjane took the runner-up spot on Sunday after putting up a valiant fight in the women's singles final at Wimbledon. Facing top seed Diede de Groot of the Netherlands, Montjane made history in the match by becoming the first black South…
Staff Reporter. Rain led to the first one-day international between Ireland and South Africa at Malahide on Sunday being abandoned. After a delayed start, the hosts were put into to bat and made 195 for two in 40.2 overs, with Andrew Balbirnie and William Porterfield scoring 65 and 63 respectively.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @EURO2020. Italy beat England in a penalty shootout to win the European soccer championship on Sunday in London, dashing England’s hopes of winning its first major title since the 1966 World Cup. The shootout was a dramatic conclusion to a gripping day at Wembley Stadium that saw…
Staff Reporter. Namibia secured a comfortable 2-0 victory over Zimbabwe in an encounter that took place at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. Zimbabwe, who have won a record six Cosafa Cup titles, were keen to record their maiden victory in this year's tournament, while Namibia were hoping to make it two…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Novak Djokovic won his sixth Wimbledon title to equal Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal's record of 20 men's Grand Slam victories after fighting back to beat Italy's Matteo Berrettini. The 34-year-old Serb won 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-4 6-3 in front of a passionate and vocal 15,000 crowd…
Staff Reporter. American Sepp Kuss claimed his maiden victory on the Tour de France with a solo ride in the 15th stageas defending champion Tadej Pogacar was barely bothered in the 191.3-km mountain trek from Ceret to Andorra on Sunday. The Jumbo-Visma rider prevailed from the day's breakaway thanks to…
Staff Reporter. Botswana beat Lesotho 4-0, while defending champions Zambia slipped to a second successive defeat on a thrilling day of group A action at the 2021 Cosafa Cup in Nelson Mandela Bay on Saturday. Zambia now face early elimination from the competition as they trail the top two teams…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama has withdrawn from next week's Open Championship after testing positive for coronavirus. The 29-year-old from Japan has been self-isolating since testing positive during the Rocket Mortgage Classic on 2 July. Matsuyama has continued to deliver positive results, despite being symptom free. "I'm feeling…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @ ThinusMaritz. Springboks captain Siya Kolisi has tested positive for Covid-19, two weeks before the first Test against the British and Irish Lions. Dan du Preez, Ox Nche, Bongi Mbonambi, Scarra Ntubeni and Makazole Mapimpi, plus three of the management team, have also tested positive for coronavirus.…
Staff Reporter. Conor McGregor was sensationally defeated for the second time in two fights after suffering a suspected broken ankle at UFC 264 on Saturday night in Las Vegas. McGregor, 32, was stopped in the closing seconds of the first round against former interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier. Replays showed…
Staff Reporter. England pulled off another impressive victory over Pakistan by 52 runs in the second one-day international at Lord's to clinch the three-match series with a game to spare. After rain reduced the contest to 47 overs per side, England recovered from 160-7 to 247 all out in 45.2…
Staff Reporter. @CopaAmerica. Lionel Messi ended his wait for a first major international title as Argentina beat Brazil in the Copa America final in Rio's Maracana stadium. Messi, 34, dropped to the ground in joy at the full-time whistle and was swiftly mobbed by his team-mates, before being hurled in…
Staff Reporter. The British and Irish Lions pulled through their toughest test so far as they overcame a committed Sharks side and their own errors to claim victory. The Sharks, who lost 54-7 to the Lions three days earlier, were level 26-26 at the break with three of their tries…
Staff Reporter. @LeTour. Bauke Mollema claimed a fine solo victory on stage 14 of the Tour de France as Guillaume Martin moved up to second overall behind Tadej Pogacar. Dutchman Mollema broke clear of the rest of the breakaway with 42km of the 183.7km to Quillan left and won his…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @Wimbledon. Ashleigh Barty won her maiden Wimbledon title as she beat Karolina Pliskova in a nervy final to become the first Australian women's champion for 41 years. Barty won the first 14 points to take early charge in a 6-3 6-7 (4-7) 6-3 win on the 50th…
Staff Reporter. Producing another solid result, in-form sprinter Akani Simbine closed an impressive week on the European circuit by taking second place in the men's 100m race at the World Athletics Diamond League meeting in Monaco on Friday night. Simbine, who set an African record of 9.84* seconds at a…
Staff Reporter. Anthony Watson will make his first start of the British and Irish Lions tour against the Sharks on Saturday. Watson, Liam Williams and Duhan van der Merwe, who scored a hat-trick in Wednesday's win over the same opposition, make up the back three. Watson's England team-mate Jamie George…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Boxer Chris Eubank's son Sebastian has died days before his 30th birthday, his father's representatives have said. Sebastian had followed his father's footsteps and become a professional boxer himself. The British middleweight Eubank Snr said he and his family were "devastated" to hear of his son's…
Staff Reporter. @CopaAmerica. Luis Diaz scored a second-half double, the second an unstoppable 25-metre strike in injury time, to give Colombia a 3-2 win over Peru on Friday and secure them third place in the Copa America. Yoshimar Yotun had given Peru the lead in the first half only for…
Staff Reporter. @GalloImages. South African wheelchair tennis star, Kgothatso Montjane, ousted Momoko Ohtani 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-4 to reach her first Wimbledon final, at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, in London, on Friday. In a big-hitting and big-serving affair, it was the South African world No.5 who created more opportunities,…
Staff Reporter. @Wimbledon. Defending champion Novak Djokovic needed all of his nous and quality to edge past Denis Shapovalov and set up a Wimbledon men's final with Italy's Matteo Berrettini on Sunday. Canada's Shapovalov, 22, played superbly for the most part, only for Djokovic to claim the key moments on…
Staff Reporter. @Wimbledon. Matteo Berrettini became the first Italian to reach the Wimbledon men's singles final with a dominant victory over Poland's Hubert Hurkacz. The seventh seed and Queen's champion used his big forehand and serve to good effect in a 6-3 6-0 6-7 (3-7) 6-4 win. He will play…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana Britain's Mark Cavendish has made history in the Tour de France by equalling Belgian great Eddy Merckx's record of 34 stage wins. The Deceuninck-Quick Step rider won the sprint into Carcassonne by a few inches ahead of team-mate Michael Morkov. Briton Simon Yates of Team Bike Exchange…
By Michael Vlismas. The European Tour and the Sunshine Tour are delighted to jointly announce today a new landmark partnership which celebrates their already long-term relationship of over a quarter of a century and recognises South Africa's contribution to the global game. The European Tour has committed to help further…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns have confirmed four new signings. Sundowns unveiled Pavol Safranko, Divine Lunga, Neo Maema and Grant Kekana. Šafranko arrives as the marquee striker from Sepsi OSK in a deal worth a reported €700 000 (R12m) and brings the experience of being capped with the Slovakia national team.…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed six new signings and the recall of Given Thibedi from Swallows ahead of the 2021/22 DStv Premiership season. With the two-window FIFA transfer ban officially coming to an end on 1 July, Amakhosi have finally confirmed their first signings. They are Brandon Peterson‚ Sifiso…
Staff Reporter. Bafana Bafana have reinforced their squad and technical team for the COSAFA Cup after Covid-19 ruled out two coaches. Helman Mkhalele and goalkeeper coach Lucky Shiburi have been notable absentees from the opening two games while the squad only had four substitutes in the 1-0 win over eSwatini…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. The trilogy fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder is still set to take place on 24 July despite a coronavirus case in the Briton's camp. WBC world heavyweight champion Fury, 32, has been training in Las Vegas to prepare for the eagerly awaited bout at…
Staff Reporter. A depleted and inexperienced England thrashed Pakistan by nine wickets for a stunning win in the first one-day international in Cardiff. After a Covid outbreak forced the hosts to field an entirely new squad on Tuesday,England picked five debutants and bowled Pakistan out for 141 in 35.2 overs…
Staff Reporter. @Wimbledon. World number one Ashleigh Barty will play Czech eighth seed Karolina Pliskova in Saturday's Wimbledon final. Australian Barty beat former champion Angelique Kerber 6-3 7-6 (7-3) before Pliskova came from a set down to defeat Aryna Sabalenka 5-7 6-4 6-4. It will be a first final at…
Staff Reporter. Nils Politt soloed to victory on stage 12 of the Tour de France as Tadej Pogacar retained the leader's yellow jersey. The German broke clear with 12km left on the 159.4km run to Nimes after being involved in a long-range 13-man breakaway. Pogacar finished safely in the peloton…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Three days after breaking the African 100m and national record, Akani Simbine will return to action when he enters the blocks against a powerful line-up at the World Athletics Diamond League meeting in Monaco on Friday night. Simbine, who clocked 9.84 seconds in Hungary on Tuesday, will…
Staff Reporter. Triple world champion Peter Sagan withdrew from the Tour de France on Thursday because of a knee injury. The 31-year-old from Slovakia was unable to start the Tour's 12th stage. He said: "In a sprint stage I hurt my knee. Yesterday I managed to finish the stage but…
Staff Reporter. Top seed Ashleigh Barty reached her first Wimbledon final with a straight-set win over former champion Angelique Kerber in the first women's semi-final. Barty, 25, started strongly but had to fight off resistance from Kerber before securing a 6-3 7-6 (7-3) victory. The Australian will face Belarusian second…
Staff Reporter. The British and Irish Lions intend to play the Sharks,who they beat 54-7 on wednesday, again on Saturday after their original opposition pulled out of the game after positive Covid-19 tests. Four Bulls players and a member of their backroom staff tested positive earlier this week, ending any…
Staff Reporter. Paris St-Germain have signed Sergio Ramos on a two-year deal following the defender's departure from Real Madrid. Ramos, 35, left Madrid after 16 years when his contract expired at the end of June. Spain's most-capped player won five La Liga titles and four Champions League medals with Real.…
Staff Reporter. England's 55-year wait to reach a major final is over at last after victory against Denmark in the Euro 2020 last four, on a night of nerve-shredding tension then unconfined joy at Wembley. Gareth Southgate's side were on a mission to travel one step further than any England…
Staff Reporter. Duhan van der Merwe scored a hattrick of tries in his first match on South African soil as a British and Irish Lion as the tourists romped to a one-sided 54-7 win over the Cell C Sharks in their second tour match at Emirates Airlines Park in Johannesburg…
Staff Reporter. Roger Federer's bid for a ninth Wimbledon title is over after he was stunned in straight sets by Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals. The Swiss lost 6-3 7-6 (7-4) 6-0 to the 14th seeded Pole, who reached his first Grand Slam semi-final. It is the first time 20-time…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Banyana Banyana striker Thembi Kgatlana poses with her awards at the OR Tambo Airport on her return from Dakar in Senegal where she won the CAF African Women's Player of the Year as well as the African Goal of the Year on January 10 2019.Photo Credit: Ryan…
Staff Reporter. The celebration cauldron is lit during the opening ceremony ahead of the the first day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay at the J Village during the Tokyo Olympic Games torch relay on March 25, 2021 in Naraha, Fukushima, Japan. Photo Credit: Getty Images. The Olympic torch…
Staff Reporter. Belgium's Wout van Aert claimed a fine solo win on stage 11 of the Tour de France as leader Tadej Pogacar showed a first glimpse of vulnerability. Van Aert dominated the double ascent of Mont Ventoux to finish one minute 14 seconds ahead of Kenny Elissonde and Bauke…
Staff Reporter. @Wimbledon. Defending champion Novak Djokovic had too much quality for Hungary's Marton Fucsovics as he reached the Wimbledon semi-finals with a focused display. Djokovic, 34, was far from his best, but still won 6-3 6-4 6-4 against 29-year-old Fucsovics, who was contesting his first Grand Slam quarter-final. The…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. As South African football’s most decorated club, Kaizer Chiefs understands better than most that a great team helps a club to win titles. But a great partnership helps a club to make history and build a legacy. There is a particular partnership that has served as the…
By Michael Vlismas. @SunshineTour. Louis de Jager qualified for his first Major when he successfully came through Final Qualifying for The Open at Royal St George's this July. The five-time Sunshine Tour winner reflects on this achievement as well as some of the challenges of being a touring professional during…
Staff Reporter. SA Rugby has confirmed that the planned second Test match between the Springboks and Georgia had been cancelled because of Covid-19 infections in both camps. The match was scheduled to take place at Emirates Airline Park on Friday night but, following a review by the Medical Advisory Group…
Staff Reporter. Chippa United has confirmed that they had signed Gavin Hunt as their new head coach, ahead of the 2021/22 season. Hunt has been out of a job since being sacked by Kaizer Chiefs at the end of May, with the side sitting in relegation danger, with just two…
Staff Reporter. Moroka Swallows striker Kagiso Malinga’s fine second half finish was enough to give Bafana Bafana. a 1-0 victory over Botswana in the opening match of their Cosafa Cup campaign. Bafana Bafana had been hit by plenty of withdrawals ahead of the tournament, and that was also missing head…
Staff Reporter. The Australian Grand Prix has been called off for the second year in a row because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Australian round of the MotoGP world championship, scheduled for 24 October, has also been cancelled. The Formula 1 event was due to take place from 19-21 November…
Staff Reporter. It will be Lionel Messi's Argentina against Neymar's Brazil in the Copa America final on Saturday. Argentina won its semifinal against Colombia 3-2 on penalties after three saves by goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez. Regular time ended 1-1 at the Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia on Tuesday. Argentina hasn't captured…
Staff Reporter. Italy reached the Euro 2020 final after keeping their nerve from the penalty spot to edge Spain 4-2 in a shootout following a compelling 1-1 draw after extra time on Tuesday. After Alvaro Morata's penalty was saved, Jorginho strolled up to score and set up a final with…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Sprint star Akani Simbine produced a memorable performance on Tuesday night, shattering the national and continental 100m records at the Istvan Gyulai Memorial in Szekesfehervar, Hungary. He completed the race in 9.84 seconds, outclassing a strong field, with Michael Rodgers of the United States taking second position…
Staff Reporter. The British and Irish Lions’ tour match against the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday has been postponed, while the Springboks’ second Test against Georgia, scheduled for Ellis Park on Friday, is expected to be called off. After a day of high drama, uncertainty and positive Covid tests,…
Staff Reporter. World number one Ashleigh Barty crushed fellow Australian Ajla Tomljanovic to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals for the first time. Barty, 25, won 6-1 6-3 and will play Angelique Kerber in the last four. Kerber, the 2018 Wimbledon champion, progressed after a convincing 6-2 6-3 win over Karolina Muchova.…
Staff Reporter. Mark Cavendish sprinted to his 33rd stage victory at the Tour de France to move within one win of Belgian legend Eddy Merckx's all-time record. The Manx rider, 36, held off Wout van Aert and Jasper Philipsen to win stage 10 in Valence after a perfect lead-out. Deceuninck-Quick-Step's…
Staff Reporter. Banyana Banyana star Thembi Kgatlana has signed for Spanish giants Atletico Madrid after leaving Eibar. The 25-year-old, who impressed last season while turning out for SD Eibar, has now been unveiled as an Atletico player, with a contract that runs up to 2024. "Thembi Kgatlana [May 2, 1995,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The British and Irish Lions are ready to "adapt" if Covid-19 cases in South Africa disrupt their tour, says defence coach Steve Tandy. The Springboks are isolating for the second time in eight days after a positive coronavirus test in the squad. There are also reports that…
Staff Reporter. Aryna Sabalenka reached her maiden Grand Slam semi-final with a straight-sets win over Ons Jabeur at Wimbledon. The Belarusian won 6-4 6-3 against Tunisia's Jabeur - the first Arab woman to reach the last eight at the All England Club. World number four Sabalenka, 23, will play Karolina…
Staff Reporter. Lucas Paqueta sent defending champions Brazil into the Copa America final with a first-half winner against Peru at the Nilton Santos Stadium. Neymar beat three defenders on the left before crossing for Paqueta to guide home the semi-final's only goal. Brazil, who have won the Copa America every…
Staff Reporter. @Wimbledon. Eight-time champion Roger Federer followed top seed Novak Djokovic into the Wimbledon quarter-finals as both eased through their last-16 matches. Djokovic, 34, continued his bid for a record-equalling 20th men's Grand Slam title with a 6-2 6-4 6-2 win against Chile's Cristian Garin. Federer, who holds the…
Staff Reporter. Bafana Bafana Head coach Helman Mkhalele and goalkeeper coach Lucky Shiburi are the latest in the Cosafa Cup squad to test positive for Covid-19. Team doctor Tshepo Molobi confirmed on Monday that the pair had been isolated after initial rapid testing, while they waited for the results from…
Staff Reporter. England fast bowler James Anderson took his 1,000th first-class wicket to help Lancashire skittle Kent for 74 inside a session at Emirates Old Trafford. Anderson took a wicket in each of his first three overs, then added four more in his 7-19 as Kent collapsed to 34-8 -…
Staff Reporter. In a virtual meeting of the CAA Southern Region 5 Executive Meeting held on 1 July 2021 and after much deliberation, a decision was taken to cancel the 2021 Athletics Season of the region, due to the non-availability of hosts and the ongoing battle against Covid 19 in…
Staff Reporter. World number one Ashleigh Barty reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the first time with a straight-set victory over Barbora Krejcikova. The Australian defeated French Open champion Krejcikova, making her first Wimbledon singles main draw appearance, 7-5 6-3. She will face British wildcard Emma Raducanu or compatriot Ajla Tomljanovic…
Staff Reporter. Tunisian 21st seed Ons Jabeur produced a stunning display to overcome Polish seventh seed Iga Swiatek and secure her first Wimbledon quarter-final. With the victory, Jabeur, 26, becomes the first Arab woman to reach the last eight at the All England Club. The world number 24 recovered from…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Springboks are isolating for the second time in eight days after a positive coronavirus test in the squad. The Springboks are due to play Georgia on Friday, with their three-Test series against the British and Irish Lions beginning on 24 July. The side previously suspended training on…
Staff Reporter. @GerhardDuraan. Orlando Pirates have confirmed four new signings for the club ahead of the 2021/22 DStv Premiership season. Goodman Mosele, 21,has signed a four-year contract as he completes a reported R8-million transfer from Baroka ahead of joining up with the South Africa U-23 squad for the 2020 Olympics.…
Staff Reporter. @GalloImages. Golden Arrows have announced Lehlohonolo Seema as their new head coach ahead of the 2021/22 DStv Premiership campaign. Seema, 41, succeeds Mandla Ncikazi in the position after his departure to Orlando Pirates last month and takes over the side the finished fourth in the league. Straight after…
Staff Reporter. Lucas Herbert of Australia with the trophy after winning the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf Championship at Mount Juliet Golf Club in Thomastown, Kilkenny. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile. -19 L Herbert (Aus); -16 R Karlberg (Swe); -15 J Veerman (US); -14 R Bland (Eng), R Ramsay (Sco), G…
Staff Reporter. England won their one-day international series against Sri Lanka 2-0 after the third match in Bristol was washed out. England, who also won the Twenty20 series 3-0, looked well-placed for another victory when they dismissed a sorry Sri Lanka cheaply once more - the tourists all out for…
Staff Reporter. Red Bull's Max Verstappen dominated at his team's own track for the second time in a week to take control of the drivers' championship. Verstappen's victory in the Austrian Grand Prix was his fourth in five races and moves him into a 32-point lead over title rival Lewis…
Staff Reporter. Australia's Ben O'Connor soloed to victory on stage nine of the Tour de France as Tadej Pogacar extended his overall race lead. O'Connor broke clear of Colombia's Sergio Higuita 17km from the summit of the final climb to the line in Tignes. The debutant briefly looked on course…
Staff Reporter. Crystal Palace have appointed Patrick Vieira to succeed Roy Hodgson as the Premier League club's manager. The former Arsenal captain emerged as Palace's preferred candidate after a lengthy process since Hodgson announced he was leaving the club on 18 May. The 45-year-old Frenchman has signed a three-year contract…
Staff Reporter. Hungry Lions FC were crowned champions of the 2020/21 ABC Motsepe National play-offs on Saturday after beating Platinum City Rovers 5-4 on penalties in the final of the tournament at Mbombela Stadium. The match had ended in a stalemate but Hungry Lions edged Platinum City Rovers on penalties…
Staff Reporter. @NBA. The Milwaukee Bucks reached the NBA Finals for the first time since 1974 by overcoming the Atlanta Hawks to win the Eastern Conference title. The Bucks earned a 118-107 victory in game six to claim the best-of-seven series 4-2. Khris Middleton scored 32 points and Jrue Holiday…
Staff Reporter. South Africa won their first T20I series since March 2019, and first in six series, by successfully defending the highest total of the five-match series against West Indies in Grenada. The victory earns coach Mark Boucher and captain Temba Bavuma their first T20I trophy and means South Africa…
Staff Reporter. Lionel Messi scored a free kick and served up two assists as Argentina beat Ecuador 3-0 on Saturday to set themselves up for a Copa America semifinal against Colombia. Messi missed a golden chance in the first half but set up Rodrigo De Paul five minutes before half-time…
Staff Reporter. @EURO2020. England are one win away from a first major tournament final since 1966 after thrashing Ukraine in Rome to reach the Euro 2020 semi-finals. Goals at the start of each half by Harry Kane and Harry Maguire helped set up a last-four meeting with Denmark at Wembley…
Staff Reporter. @EURO2020. Denmark's impressive and emotional Euro 2020 campaign continued as they marched on to the semi-finals courtesy of a victory over the Czech Republic in Baku. The Danes have gone from strength to strength in the tournament since the trauma of their opening game, in which midfielder Christian…
Staff Reporter. Josh Adams scored four times as the British and Irish Lions began their 2021 tour of South Africa in positive fashion, registering a dominant 56-14 victory over the Sigma Lions in Johannesburg. The tourists notched eight tries in total, as debutants Louis Rees-Zammit and Hamish Watson scored early,…
Staff Reporter. South Africa U23 Men’s national team coach David Notoane has announced his final squad for the Tokyo Olympics. Notoane has included Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Nkosingiphile Ngcobo in his Olympics squad, but it’s not clear if he will depart for Tokyo with the rest of the squad or if…
Staff Reporter. @Wimbledon. Eight-time champion Roger Federer needed all of his quality and resilience to dash British number two Cameron Norrie's hopes of causing a big upset in the Wimbledon third round. Federer, 39, has had little court time over the past 16 months but played well enough to win…
Staff Reporter. Belgium's Dylan Teuns took a fine solo victory on stage eight of the Tour de France as Tadej Pogacar claimed the yellow jersey in Le Grand-Bornand. Defending champion Pogacar, 22, rode away from his rivals for the overall victory on the penultimate climb of the Tour's first day…
Staff Reporter. New Zealand scored 16 unanswered tries as they trounced Tonga 102-0 in their first Test of the year in Auckland. Crusaders wing Will Jordan crossed five times for the All Blacks while Brad Weber scored three against a Tonga side that featured 13 debutants in their match-day squad.…
Staff Reporter. @WorldAthletics. National long jump champion Ruswahl Samaai will step up his preparations for the Tokyo Olympic Games when he competes in his first World Athletics Diamond League meeting of the season in Stockholm, Sweden on Sunday. Having displayed consistent form throughout the 2021 campaign after clearing eight metres…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. England fast bowler Ollie Robinson is free to play cricket again immediately despite being given an eight-match ban for historical racist and sexist tweets. Five games of the ban are suspended for two years and three have already been served, after he missed the second Test against…
Staff Reporter. World champion Lewis Hamilton has signed a new two-year deal with Mercedes until the end of 2023. The Briton, 36, has won six of his seven world titles with the British-based German team since joining from McLaren in 2012. This season Hamilton is contending for a record-breaking eighth…
Staff Reporter. @CopaAmerica. Brazil had striker Gabriel Jesus sent off in their Copa America quarter-final against Chile but held on for a 1-0 win to set up a semi-final against Peru. Lucas Paqueta gave Brazil an lead early in the second half before Jesus was sent-off with two minutes later…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. One of South Africa’s most talented fighters, Lehlohonolo "Hands of Stone" Ledwaba, who won a South African title and world titles in three different weights has died from Covid-19 related complications. He was 49, would have celebrated his 50th birthday on 27 July. Ledwaba made his pro…
Staff Reporter. Italy defeated Belgium 2-1 to reach the Euro 2020 semifinals thanks to first-half goals from Nicolo Barella and Lorenzo Insigne. Italy will now face Spain for a chance to reach the final at Wembley. Barella's fantastic strike in the 31st minute put the Italians ahead, with Isigne doubling…
Staff Reporter. South Africa have beaten Georgia in a warm-up for the Lions Tour, but they didn't have it all their own way. The Springboks trailed for half an hour and looked every bit like a team who haven't played since the World Cup final almost two years ago. Aphelele…
Staff Reporter. @EURO2020. Three-time champions Spain survived another scare to beat 10-man Switzerland in a dramatic penalty shootout to reach the semi-finals of the European Championship. In open play,Spain were in front in St Petersburg against Switzerland too - midfielder Denis Zakaria deflected Jordi Alba's shot into his own net…
Staff Reporter. @Reuters. Olympic 100m hurdles champion Brianna McNeal will miss the Tokyo Games starting later this month, as well as Paris 2024 after her appeal against a five-year doping ban was dismissed. The 29-year-old American was suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit in April after a disciplinary tribunal found…
Staff Reporter. Novak Djokovic defeated a spirited Denis Kudla to move one step closer to retaining his Wimbledon title. The Serbian world number one won 6-4 6-3 7-6 (9-7) to reach the fourth round, where he will play Chile's 17th seed Cristian Garin. American qualifier Kudla, a strong grass-court player,…
Staff Reporter. Slovenia's Matej Mohoric earned his first Tour de France victory with a fine breakaway win on stage seven. The Bahrain Victorious team rider was part of a breakaway with 50km remaining and left his challengers to cross the line in Le Creusot one minute and 20 seconds ahead…
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