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At the regular season break, the usual suspects remain atop the bookmakers' power ratings, but there have been some massive movements underneath. Below, you can compare every team's odds to win the NBA Finals, the conference and the division from the day before the season started to today. Information is…
Image:Skysports. Faf Du Plessis has stepped down as captain of South Africa's Test and T20I sides with immediate effect. Du Plessis has cited a need to take a step back from captaincy in order to help facilitate the emergence of the next generation of leaders within the team under the…
Tottenham Hotspur has moved up to fifth in the Premier League, which could be enough to secure Champions League football should Manchester City's appeal against the ban fail – thanks to Son Heung-min's stoppage time winner to beat Aston Villa 3-2 on Sunday. Spurs are now just one point behind…
Orlando Pirates have secured a sixth Absa Premiership win in succession with a hard fought 1-0 win over Black Leopards at Thohoyandou Stadium. Thabiso Mokoena netted a late own goal to gift the visitors all three points,and victory moves Pirates back up to second, just six points behind league leaders…
Eoin Morgan carried England to a Twenty20 series win over South Africa as the visitors chased down a 200-plus score for only the second time in their history in the Centurion decider. Blistering half-centuries from Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow had laid the foundations in a mammoth chase of 223…
Julian Montoya scored a hat-trick as the Jaguares registered a 43-27 comeback win against the Reds in Buenos Aires on Sunday. The Reds were brilliant in the first half and were full value for their 12-point lead at the break, but they relinquished their dominance and their advantage in the…
Liverpool return to the scene of their Champions League triumph when they visit Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano on Tuesday. The Reds remain on course for a potential five-trophy haul this season. They have already lifted the Uefa Super Cup and Club World Cup. Jurgen Klopp has overseen three in four…
Maritzburg United have put a dent in Kaizer Chiefs’ Absa Premiership title bid with an upset 2-1 win at the FNB Stadium. Daylon Claasen scored a second-half brace for United, who firmly establish themselves in sixth place, while Chiefs suffered a third league loss of the 2019/20 season and see…
Manchester City have been banned from European club competition for the next two seasons after being found to have committed "serious breaches" of Uefa's club licensing and financial fair play regulations. The decision is subject to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Manchester City said they are "disappointed…
In the second consecutive match to go to the final ball, England roared back into the T20I series when they beat South Africa by two runs in front of a wildly excited crowd of 14 766 at Kingsmead in Durban. It will now be all to play for when the…
Anthony Davis was born and raised in Chicago, and the odds suggest he may add another All-Star Game MVP to his collection while visiting his hometown this weekend. SportsBetting.ag lists Davis as a 4/1 favorite to take home MVP honors Sunday. His teammate, LeBron James, has the second-best odds while…
The Confederation Africaine De Natation Amateur (CANA) Zone IV Swimming Championships will kick off in Gaborone, Botswana from 20th to 23rd February 2020 and will feature some of the continent’s top talent. The South African team topped the overall medal table at last year’s event in Namibia, with a total…
The Proteas interest in touring Pakistan for three T20Is later this year has been cancelled. All three matches that were due to be played in Rawalpindi,will no longer go ahead, following concerns over player workload.This is after a bumper home summer that has seen South Africa host England in four…
Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer and striker Gabadinho Mhango have scooped the Absa Premiership Coach and Player of the Month awards for January 2020. Zinnbauer joined Pirates in December and has made an immediate impact, with the Buccaneers currently sitting in second place on the Absa Premiership log. He guided…
Picture Credit: Roger Sedres. As he prepares for the 2020 track and field season, national 100m record holder Akani Simbine will be eager to retain his place among the fastest men in the world. Simbine discussed his 2019 campaign, after finishing fourth in the short sprint final at the World…
Image:Kaizer Chiefs. Kaizer Chiefs has confirmed on its club website that it has received a correspondence from FIFA Disciplinary Committee concerning the Malagasy player Adriamirado Aro Hasina Andrianarimanana. The club will lodge an appeal before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in accordance to article 58 par. 1 of…
Manchester City's home Premier League game against West Ham has been postponed because of bad weather conditions. A Manchester City spokesperson said: Due to extreme and escalating weather conditions and in the interests of supporter and staff safety, today’s match has been postponed. This decision has been made by Manchester…
Bidvest Wits beat Orlando Pirates 3-2 on penalties (3-3 after extra-time) in a thrilling Nedbank Cup fixture at Orlando Stadium in Soweto. Wits looked down and out after squandering a two goal advantage and having Elias Pelembe sent off, but Gift Motupa scored in the first minute of stoppage-time in…
England have secured a two-wicket victory over South Africa to square the three-match one-day international series 1-1 at the Imperial Wanderers in Johannesburg. Adil Rashid (3-51) and Moeen Ali (1-42) helped restrict the Proteas to 256-7 despite Quinton de Kock and David Miller both hitting 69. Jason Roy (21) and…
A Premier League clash between Pep Guardiola's City and David Moyes' Hammers. Kick-off is at 18:30,SA Time. Man City are currently second in the table - a massive 22 points behind league leaders Liverpool. West Ham are struggling at the wrong end of the table - third from bottom, in…
Orlando Pirates are set to play host to Bidvest Wits in the 2019/20 Nedbank Cup Last 32 match at Orlando Stadium this afternoon. Kick-off is 15:00. Pirates head into the clash on a five game winning streak with their most recent outing a 2-1 win over Chippa United. Gabadinho Mhango…
Watch:Highlights from the match between Emirates Lions and Reds taking place at Emirates Airline Park. Courtesy of Supersport. Super Rugby Results: Friday, February 7. Highlanders 20-42 Sharks. Brumbies 39-26 Rebels. Saturday,February 8. Chiefs 25-15 Crusaders. Waratahs 12-32 Blues. Lions 27-20 Reds. Stormers 13-0 Bulls.
Following the signing of the broadcast agreement between Athletics South Africa and the SABC a fortnight ago, the national federation released the broadcast schedule of events for the 2020 Athletics season. In what ASA has been hailed as a first time in more than a decade, all the ASA disciplines…
Dale Steyn will return to international cricket after nearly a year’s absence after being named in the T20 squad to face England. He has fully recovered from a recurring shoulder injury, and will be welcomed back into a squad where his experience will be highly valued. Steyn’s last appearance for…
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal battled at the Cape Town Stadium before the crowd of 51,954, setting a new world record that will take some beating in the years to come. The first Match in Africa occurred in Zurich in 2010 and Roger and Rafa were the main protagonists as…
Roger Federer will play his great rival Rafael Nadal tonight in the Match in Africa 6 to benefit children’s education in Africa. The match,which will take place in Cape Town,and it will be Federer's first match in Sub Saharan Africa. This will be the sixth edition of this event, and…
Image:AFP. Former world record holder and Olympic gold medallist Roland Schoeman has been suspended for doping, the International Swimming Federation (Fina) announced. As per the FINA ruling, Schoeman tested positive for banned substance GW501516 in May of 2019, a drug obtained on the black market and considered to be a…
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane said Al Ahly did not respect his side in last year’s CAF Champions League quarterfinals, but things will be different in this year’s campaign after Sundowns handed them a 5-1 aggregate thrashing. Sundowns and Al Ahly will face each other in a repeat of last…
A strong 10-member team has been announced by Athletics South Africa for the World Athletics Half-Marathon Championships, scheduled for Gdynia, Poland on 20 March 2020. National record holder Stephen Mokoka, who clocked 59:51 in Buenos Aires last year, will lead four other SA men at the biennial road running showpiece.…
Former Uganda boss Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic has been appointed as coach of Zambia on a two-year-deal. The Serbian was unveiled this afternoon by FAZ President Andrew Kamanga at Barca Academy in Lusaka. The 50-year-old who spoke to the press for the first time today, talked about his master plan to…
The Stellenbosch leg of the SA Grand Prix wrapped up yesterday with a number of thrilling performances from Rebecca Meder, Erin Gallagher and Christin Mundell. Meder was in top form as she bagged the gold medal in the 400m individual medley in 4:52.25 ahead of Tailyn Seyffert in 4:58.82 and…
Football. CAF Confederation Cup. Bidvest Wits ended their 2019-20 Total CAF Confederation Cup campaign on a low note as they slumped to a 2-0 loss at home to Djoliba at Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto on Sunday evening. Barou Sanogo and Oumar Camara were on the target for the visitors who…
Novak Djokovic: Getty Images. Novak Djokovic has battled back to win a record-extending eighth Australian Open men’s singles crown, the now 17-time Grand Slam champion overcoming Dominic Thiem 6-4 4-6 2-6 6-3 6-4 at Rod Laver Arena. The Serb added to his Melbourne successes in 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015,…
AmaZulu FC will face Polokwane City in an Absa Premiership match at the Kings Park Stadium this afternoon. Kick-off is at 3:30 pm. Amazulu stretched their winless run to five matches in the league when they recorded a 1-0 defeat to Orlando Pirates away in their previous match and as…
The DHL Stormers are regarded as best hope in Vodacom Super Rugby in 2020 when they started the competition with an emphatic 27-0 win over the Hurricanes at Newlands. Friday,31 January 2020. Blues 29-37 Chiefs. Brumbies 27-24 Reds. Sharks 23-15 Bulls. Saturday,01 February 2020. Sunwolves 36-27 Rebels. Crusaders 43-25 Waratahs,…
Mamelodi Sundowns and TP Mazembe will head into the 2019-20 Total CAF Champions League knockout stages as two of the favourites to clinch the crown after ending the group-stage campaign with an unbeaten record. Both teams finished on 14 points with four wins and two draws from their allotted fixtures…
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is not concerned by a dramatic dip in form for Raheem Sterling in recent weeks. Sterling has not scored in six appearances this year, with his last goals coming in City's 3-2 defeat by Wolves on 27 December. Guardiola believes Sterling is still making a…
A phenomenal start for Mzansi’s top athletes, as the second leg of the South African Grand Prix got underway at the Stellenbosch University Swimming Pool today. Olympian Chad le Clos kicked off the year with two gold medals during the first finals session, claiming the honours in the 100m freestyle…
Sofia Kenin celebrates winning the final against Garbiñe Muguruza: Reuters. Grand Slam final debutant Sofia Kenin came from one set to lift her maiden major title in the women’s singles final of Australian Open 2020 on Saturday night. The fourteenth seed defeated Garbine Muguruza, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 in a pulsating…
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho is excited about his latest young signings as he seeks to rebuild last season's Champions League finalists following a slump this term that has left them struggling for a top-four spot in the Premier League. The Spurs boss, criticised in the past for relying too…
The promising young scrumhalf Sanele Nohamba made sure of a 23-15 win for the Cell C Sharks over the Vodacom Bulls in their opening Vodacom Super Rugby clash at Jonnson King’s Park on Friday night. Courtesy of Supersport. Scores: Cell C Sharks 23 - Tries:Conversions: Curwin Bosch 2, Penalties: Curwin…
Maritzburg United played to a 1-1 draw with Cape Town City in an Absa Premiership match at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Friday night. United remained sixth, while City climbed up to the eighth spot on the log. Bradley Ralani set up Thabo Nodada who made no mistake as he…
South Africa were docked six World Test Championship points and fined 60 percent of their match fee on Monday for a slow over rate during their 191-run fourth Test defeat by England. In a statement, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said it has punished South Africa after match referee Andy…
Image:SAFA. Banyana Banyana forward Thembi Kgatlana has became the latest South African woman to join an overseas club. Following hot on the heels of Kelso Peskin, who is now on the books of French side Toulouse FC Féminines, and Linda Motlhalo who signed Djurgarden in Sweden, Kgatlana will now turn…
Neymar Jr: Getty Images. NBA legend Kobe Bryant died on Sunday when a helicopter he was riding in crashed and burst into flames in thick fog, killing all nine people on board including his teenage daughter and plunging the sports world into mourning. Bryant, 41, was travelling with his 13-year-old…
Arsenal advanced out of the FA Cup fourth round after a 2-1 victory against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium. The Gunners led after just five minutes when Bukayo Saka smashed his shot into the top corner past Mark Travers. Eddie Nketiah made it 2-0 after 26 minutes, with the 20-year-old…
The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) have confirmed they are finalising the signing of former Orlando Pirates coach Micho Sredojevic as the country’s new head coach. Sredojevic is expected in Zambia this week to sign a two-tear contract. South African Serame Lestsoaka was part of a technical group tasked with…
Neymar dedicated his second goal in Paris Saint-Germain's 2-0 win at Lille on Sunday to basketball legend Kobe Bryant, whose death on Sunday in a helicopter crash shocked the world. The Brazilian slotted home the 52nd-minute penalty that put PSG two goals up in the French Ligue 1 clash and…
Vernon Philander has been handed a fine and demerit point after swearing at Jos Buttler. Philander was found guilty for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct when he gave Buttler a verbal sendoff following the England wicketkeeper’s dismissal during the visitors’ first innings of the fourth and…
Coco Gauff's bid for history at the Australian Open ended in tears in the last 16 on Sunday as the 15-year-old crashed out in three sets to fellow American Sofia Kenin. Kenin recovered from a set down to win convincingly 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 6-0 and Gauff left the court crying.…
Mamelodi Sundowns have maintained their unbeaten Caf Champions League run after Saturday’s 2-2 with Petro de Luanda. Sundowns‚ who have already qualified for the quarter-finals‚ will finish in first place if they avoid defeat to their nemesis and Moroccan side Wydad Casablanca at the Lucas Moripe Stadium next Saturday. They…
Barcelona were denied the chance to open up a three-point lead at the top of La Liga after Valencia won 2-0. Jordi Alba scored an own goal, while Maxi Gomez also found the net for Valencia at the Mestalla to slow down Barca's momentum in the title race. It's a…
Orlando Pirates have secured a 1-0 victory over AmaZulu in an Absa Premiership match at the Orlando Stadium. The victory took Bucaneers to the fourth spot, while Usuthu remained bottom on the log table. Both teams went to half-time break goalless, with Amazulu having frustrated Pirates. Thembinkosi Lorch delivered a…
Lebogang Manyama's goal in injury time has earned Kaizer Chiefs a 1-0 win over Golden Arrows at Moses Mabhida Stadium. The result sees Chiefs extend their lead to 10 points over second-placed Mamelodi Sundowns (who now have a game in hand), while Arrows drop to ninth place after a seventh…
Pieter-Steph du Toit capped off phenomenal 2019 season when he added the prestigious SA Rugby Player of the Year award to his World Rugby Player of the Year accolade. Rassie Erasmus and the Springboks were also honoured for a brilliant 2019, when they won the Rugby World Cup and Castle…
Jacques Nienaber was named as the new Springbok coach as part of a revised coaching panel, that will report directly to Rassie Erasmus, South Africa’s director of rugby. Nienaber was promoted from an assistant coach’s role to carry the day-to-day responsibility while Erasmus will continue to direct strategy in a…
Image: Ausopen.com Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki said she is "very proud" of making her childhood dreams come true after an impressive career came to a close at the Australian Open. Wozniacki, 29, revealed her intention to retire in December, fittingly calling time at the venue where she won…
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane and Gift Motupa of Bidvest Wits, have been named the Absa Premiership Coach and Player of the month for December respectively. The coach and player were honoured after stellar performances in the Absa Premiership at the end of last year. During the month, Mosimane guided…
South Africa's Kevin Anderson bowed out of the Australian Open on Thursday after a second round defeat to 29th-seeded American Taylor Fritz. Anderson, who is enjoying a strong start to 2020 after injuries resulted in his world ranking slipping to 122, had looked in control against the 22-year-old American, ranked…
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made a request for new signings to help his team after a disappointing 2-0 home defeat to Burnley in the Premier League last night. "We are working to improve and get players in, and hopefully we can get something over the line. I…
As the sponsor of the KFC Mini-Cricket programme, KFC enters 2020 with new goals, a clear vision and excitement at the potential of the programme continuing to change lives through sport. The KFC Mini-Cricket programme is the largest national grassroots development programme in South Africa and offers kids the critical…
Paul Pogba’s future at Manchester United is set to be decided in the close season, his agent Mino Raiola has said. The midfielder has featured in only eight games this season for Manchester United due to injury. There has been frustration over his lack of involvement this season, but United…
Image: Supersport. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced its decision to ban South African wheelchair tennis athlete, Lucas Sithole, from all forms of competition for two years, as a result of an Anti-Doping Rule Violation under Article 2.4 of the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme. The two-time Grand Slam champion was charged…
Jose Mourinho is looking to avoid equalling his longest Premier League win-less run of five matches set at Chelsea from April to May 2007 and at Manchester United from April to May 2017. Despite a promising start to his tenure, Spurs have been inconsistent under Mourinho in recent weeks, having…
South Africa got Ghana again. They are already playing the Black Stars in 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying. Zimbabwe are old rivals, of course, with many of their top players in the Absa Premiership, while Ethiopia, as previously mentioned, stunned South Africa in Addis Ababa in qualifying for the…
Jacques Nienaber is expected to take charge of world champions Springboks this month despite never playing first-team rugby nor being a head coach. Nienaber was the defence coach of the Springboks when they won the World Cup a record-equalling third time last November by defeating England 32-12 in the final…
Image: CSA. Cricket South Africa (CSA) have named Quinton de Kock as the new Standard Bank Proteas One-Day International captain. He made his international debut in December 2012 after an impressive showing at that year’s ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in Australia and was called up into the ODI squad…
The Cell C Sharks have announced the appointment of Springbok centre, Lukhanyo Am, as the captain for the 2020 Vodacom Super Rugby competition. The 26-year-old started his rugby at Border before his career took off with the Southern Kings in 2016. Later that year he made the move north to…
Image:Reuters. South Africa's fast bowler Kagiso Rabada says he was surprised to be sanctioned for his celebration of Joe Root's dismissal in the third test against England. After bowling out Root, he ran down the pitch, went down on his haunches, clenched his fists and roared into the ground right…
Rafael Nadal produced a clinical performance to see off the brave challenge of Bolivia’s Hugo Dellien 6-2 6-3 6-0 in the opening round of the Australian Open. Dellien, the first Bolivian ever to compete at the Australian Open, fought hard, and the match was far closer than the scoreline might…
Serena Williams took the first step toward a potential record-tying 24th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open by winning her first-round match. Serena, 38, closed out her 6-0, 6-3 victory over 18-year-old Anastasia Potapova of Russia. Williams, the No. 8 seed, notched 24 winners and 16 unforced errors in…
England completed a comprehensive win by an innings and 53 runs on the fifth day of the third Test against South Africa at St George's Park,Port Elizabeth. The result afforded England a 2-1 series lead. The fourth and final Test will start at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Friday. Mark…
Liverpool's win against Manchester United, extended their lead at the top of the table to 16 points with a game in hand. The Reds were the superior side but faced late United pressure as they defended Virgil van Dijk's 14th-minute header before wrapping up the win in style in injury…
Mamelodi Sundowns have secured a 2-1 win over SuperSport United in an Absa Premiership match at Lucas Moripe Stadium. Sundowns remain second,with seven points behind the log leaders Kaizer Chiefs - while Supersport remained third on the log table. SuperSport (0) 1 (Furman 53') Sundowns (1) 2 (Zwane 32', Morena…
Siya Kolisi: Getty Images. Superhero Sunday: Wins for Bulls and Stormers. SCORERS DHL Stormers 21 - Tries: Herschel Janjties 2 and Godlen Masimla; Conversions Damian Willemse 2 and Jean-Luc du Plessis. Cell C Sharks 19 - Tries: Makazole Mapimpi 2 and Marius Louw; Conversions: Curwin Bosch and Boeta Chamberlain. Courtesy…
Proteas coach Mark Boucher has accepted responsibility for the slump that has left the hosts on the brink of defeat in the third test against England. “It was a very disappointing batting performance,” Boucher said after Proteas lost 10 wickets on the fourth day at St George’s Park,Port Elizabeth. They…
Darren Fichardt added his name to the rich history of South African golf when he won the prestigious Eye of Africa PGA Championship on Sunday, and on a day when the Sunshine Tour itself made history with its coverage of the country’s second oldest professional golf tournament. Fichardt beat Chile’s…
Peter Mathebula earned himself a special place in SA boxing history when he won the WBA flyweight title in 1980. The date was 13 December, and Mathebula beat Tae Shik Kim from South Korea on points at the Olympic Arena in Los Angeles to take the belt. Mathebula, who was…
Cape Town City have returned to winning ways in the Absa Premiership with a 2-0 victory over Bidvest Wits at Cape Town Stadium. Kermit Erasmus broke the deadlock for City and Craig Martin doubled their lead after he went clear on goal from Bradley Ralani's through ball. The Citizens remain…
Newcastle United steal the three points with a late winner and changes a dull match into a massive win. Manchester City have dropped more points in their Premier League title defence after Crystal Palace earned a 2-2 draw at the Etihad Stadium. Wolverhampton Wanderers pulled off a memorable comeback from…
The relegation fighting Black Leopards held log leaders Kaizer Chiefs to 1-1 draw at a packed Thohoyandou Stadium. Chiefs remain well in charge at the top of the log,with 10 points clear of second placed Mamelodi Sundowns, having played one more game. Amakhosi enjoyed early dominance and claimed the lead…
Jacques Kruyswijk is ready to take the battle-hardened lessons he learned during a tough year on the European Tour last year and make them count as he heads into Sunday’s final round of the Eye of Africa PGA Championship tied for the lead. Kruyswijk signed for a 64 at the…
National champion Precious Mashele and experienced athlete Lebo Phalula led the charge on Saturday, winning the senior men's and women's 10km races at the ASA Cross Country Trials in Potchefstroom. Competing in the colours of Central Gauteng Athletics (CGA), Mashele took the men's contest in 30:27. His closest challenger was…
Liverpool will be looking to protect a 38 game unbeaten record, and it is well documented that Liverpool have only dropped two points so far this season and that was in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford back in October. Meanwhile Manchester United successes over Norwich City and Wolverhampton Wanderers,…
This weekend will mark Siya Kolisi’s first competitive match since the heroic World Cup final last November and expectations are that a massive crowd will accompany his return at Vodacom Super Hero Sunday at FNB Stadium. By yesterday morning,ticket sales had pushed beyond 52 000,close to the 55 000-mark recorded…
Maritzburg United will seek to keep up their amazing record at the Harry Gwala Stadium when they host AmaZulu in the Absa Premiership tonight. United have won two and drawn one of their last three games at home to Usuthu. Meanwhile Stellenbosch FC will square off with Baroka FC in…
The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations will go back to its former slot and it will start on 9 January,hosts Cameroon have announced. The tournament was scheduled to take place in June and July but was changed because of the "unfavourable" weather in the country at that time of year.…
Orlando Pirates dents Mamelodi Sundowns title hopes with a 1-0 win to reclaim the fifth spot in the ABSA Premiership. The result means Kaizer Chiefs continue to lead the log by nine points from the Brazilians, who have now played the same number of games as the log leaders. Pirates…
Umhlali Country Club and Golf Estate on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal is South Africa’s 2019 Club of the Year after being awarded this prestigious title by the Club Management Association of South Africa (CMASA). The CMASA Awards recognise the top management at South Africa’s sport and recreation clubs and…
Rugby World Cup champions Springboks have been nominated by over 1,000 global sports media for the Laureus World Team of the Year accolade at the 20th anniversary Laureus World Sports Awards. Springboks who won the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, will be up against tough competition from Jürgen Klopp’s…
Orlando Pirates will square off with Mamelodi Sundowns in an Absa Premiership match at Orlando Stadium tonight, kick-off at 19:30. Pirates have extended their unbeaten run to five matches in the league when they defeated Polokwane City 4-1 away last week. The victory took them to the fifth spot on…
Plenty of action is on the cards for the 2020 athletics season, with the latest Athletics South Africa Fixtures List reflecting a full calendar of events across a variety of disciplines both at home and abroad. On the domestic circuit, multiple opportunities will be provided for athletes to qualify for…
Springbok and Stormers captain Siya Kolisi was voted as the 2019 Rugby Union Writers’ Club Personality of the Year. He won the award after over 200 of the RUWC’s members were polled ahead of their annual dinner in London. Kolisi, who succeeds Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton as the holder of…
Barcelona have sacked coach Ernesto Valverde and replaced him with former Real Betis coach Quique Setien. Valverde, 55, helped the club to two successive La Liga titles and they are on top the log this season. However, Barcelona have produced a series of unconvincing displays under his leadership and have…
Result:Aston Villa 1- 6 Manchester City. Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick to become the highest goalscorer in Premier League history as Manchester City produced a sterling performance to thrash Aston Villa. City were at their clinical best as they rattled in three goals in the space of 10 first-half minutes…
Kaizer Chiefs 3-0 win over Cape Town City this afternoon was the headline result of this weekend PSL action, with the Soweto giants surging nine points clear at the top of the log. The Amakhosi triumphed thanks to a trio of headed goals from Leonardo Castro, Samir Nurkovic and Eric…
Last November, Branden Grace sat in an airport in America and outlined clearly his goals for 2020. At Randpark Golf Club on Sunday, Grace achieved the first of those goals when he won the South African Open hosted by the City of Joburg. Grace produced one of the finest putting…
Portuguese motorbike rider Paulo Goncalves has died after a crash during the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia. The 40-year-old suffered the fatal accident after 276 kilometres (171 miles) of the seventh stage. A statement from organisers said he was pronounced dead in hospital having earlier been found unconscious after suffering…
Serena Williams won her first title in three years and first since becoming a mother with victory over Jessica Pegula at the Auckland Classic. The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion beat her fellow American 6-3 6-4. It is the 38-year-old's first singles title since she won the Australian Open in…
Result: Chippa United 0-0 Maritzburg United. Maritzburg United have maintained their unbeaten run to six matches following a goalless draw with Chippa United in the Absa Premiership. Here's how the two sides lined up: Chippa: 34. Mothwa, 22. Modisane, 24. Thopola, 20. Moyo, 12. Malepe, 13. Maphangule, 33. Mahola, 11.…
Result: Totenham 0 Liverpool 1. Roberto Firmino's first-half goal made the difference between the sides,and Liverpool march on. The best start ever to a top-division season in England and the big leagues in Europe: 20 wins and a draw in 21 matches. 38 games in a row unbeaten, too, the…
Photo (from left to right): Ivano Ficalbi, Chief Executive of the PGA of South Africa; Grant Hepburn, Chief Executive Officer of GolfRSA and Managing Director of the South African Golf Development Board (SAGDB); Selwyn Nathan, Commissioner of the Sunshine Tour; and Naadir Agherdien, President of the South African Golf Association…
Result: Mamelodi Sundowns 2 USM Alger 1. Mamelodi Sundowns have qualified for the CAF Champions League knockout stage after defeating Algerian giants USM Alger this afternoon. The Brazillians went ahead ten minutes to halftime after Thapelo Morena connected with a ball out wide to head into an empty net. Aymen…
Louis Oosthuizen, the Player-Host and defending champion of the South African Open hosted by the City of Joburg, has an opportunity to become the first player in 16 years to claim back-to-back SA Open titles at Randpark Golf Club on Sunday. Oosthuizen signed for a bogey-free 64 on Randpark's Firethorn…
Senegalese forward Sadio Mane was crowned as the African Player of the Year at the CAF Awards 2019 in Hurghada, Egypt last Tuesday, but years ago, not many would have believed that the native of Bambali, a village on the banks of the Casamance river, would sit on the king’s…
At the end of last year, Toto Thimba Jnr. was very clear on the biggest goal he had for 2020. "I want to win the SA Open". The South African took a big step towards achieving this goal as he came through Thursday's first round of the South African Open…
Paris Saint-Germain crushed Galatasaray 5-0, and Real Madrid overcame a spirited Club Brugge side in Belgium. Juventus beat Bayer Leverkusen in Germany, and Manchester City cruised to a win over Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia. Bayern Munich got past Tottenham Hotspur in the marquee clash of the night. Here are Wednesday's…
Mamelodi Sundowns secured a 3-1 win over Stellenbosch FC in a heated Absa Premiership clash at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Tshwane. Themba Zwane, Sphelele Mkhulise and Keletso Makgalwa found the back of the net for the Brazilians as they reduced the difference between themselves and league leaders Kaizer Chiefs back…
Graeme Smith has signed a three month contract with Cricket South Africa to be its temporary Director of Cricket. The former Proteas captain agreed terms after a hectic few days of talks between himself and the organisation which has been engulfed in controversy over the last few months culminating the…
The 2019 Khaya Majola Cricket will be played in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands from December 16th to 20th. It will hosted by the KZN Inland Schools Cricket Union and based at Michaelhouse School in Balgowan. This is the 26th time the week is being staged since the unification of South African…
Liverpool have qualified for the last-16 after surviving a test in Salzburg to win 2-0 - a result which sees the title holders through as Group E winners. Elsewhere Ajax crashed out after a shock 1-0 home loss to Valencia, Barcelona beat Inter Milan 2-1 and Chelsea also progessed with…
Durban Heat were frustrated by rain for the fifth time in their campaign as their Mzansi Super League match against Jozi Stars was abandoned without a ball being bowled at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead in Durban. This means that Tshwane Spartans – who also had five washouts in their 10 matches –…
Mamelodi Sundowns will play host to a struggling Stellenbosch FC side at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Tshwane on Wednesday evening. Kick-off is at 7:30pm. The rescheduled match, which was originally set to take place in Cape Town, will see the current ABSA premiership champions take on last season's National First…
Orlando Pirates has announced the appointment of German Josef Zinnbauer as the club's new head coach on a three-year deal. Pirates is pleased to announce the appointment of Josef Zinnbauer," a statement from the club read. The club chairperson Irvin Khoza said he has high hopes for the club's new…
Russia has been handed a four-year ban from all major sporting events by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada). This means the Russia flag and anthem will not be allowed at events such as the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics and football's 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Russian prime minister Dmitry…
Arsenal came from behind to end their nine-match winless streak as Freddie Ljungberg enjoyed his first victory as interim manager at the expense of West Ham. Gabriel Martinelli marked his full Premier League debut by side-footing an equaliser which cancelled out Angelo Ogbonna's deflected first-half opener. Within nine minutes, Nicolas…
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers said he is happy for his side to be left out of the Premier League title conversation after an eighth win on the bounce kept the Foxes second in the table. Leicester thrashed Aston Villa 4-1 at Villa Park to move back within eight points…
Maritzburg United moved into top eight following a 1-0 win over Polokwane City in a Absa Premiership match at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane. The halftime match statistics showed that Maritzburg failed to land a single shot on target. Maritzburg managed to open the scoring through Yusuf Jappie…
Danish teenager Rasmus Højgaard drew a finger across the face of his putter like it was indeed a blade, and then holed a 10-foot eagle putt on the third playoff hole to win his maiden professional title in the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at the Heritage Golf Club on Sunday.…
Anthony Joshua became a two-time world heavyweight champion with a unanimous points victory over Andy Ruiz Jr. He out-pointed Ruiz in Saudi Arabia to avenge his shock defeat by the Mexican in June., Joshua risked seeing his career left in tatters with a second defeat, but served up 36 minutes…
Mamelodi Sundowns and Wydad Casablanca played to a goalless draw in their CAF Champions League Group C clash. Sundowns were knocked out by the Moroccans in the semi-final last season,but were forced to settle for a draw in North Africa, although they remain on top of Group C. Team: Onyango,…
Log leaders Kaizer Chiefs came from behind on three occasions to beat Bloemfontein Celtic 5-3 on Saturday evening at Moses Mabhida Stadium. Ndumiso Mabena gave the visitors a lead after he connected with a long ball to finish past Daniel Akpeyi 12 minutes from the start. Chiefs equalised after Samir…
Result:Man City 1-2 Man Utd. This was a thrilling derby but sadly there appears to have been an incident of racist abuse, with a supporter appearing to make a monkey gesture towards a Manchester United player in the second half. With United leading 2-0, a number of objects were thrown…
Frenchman Antoine Rozner has the chance to claim his first title on the European Tour as well as become the first French winner of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open as he heads into Sunday’s final round of this tournament in a three-way tie for the lead at Heritage Golf Club.…
The Blitzboks were crowned Dubai Sevens champions after beating New Zealand 15-0 in the final on Saturday. Blitzboks had beaten Argentina and Samoa in their quarter-final and semi-final respectively. Coming into this final,the USA, Australia, Fiji and England,were tied for the most Dubai titles won (six), but with this victory…
Real Madrid have recorded a comfortable win over Espanyol but were down to 10 men for the final stages after Ferland Mendy was sent off. Karim Benzema scored and picked up an assist and made it 2-0 with just over 10 minutes to go. The victory moves Real Madrid three…
The former Titans CEO Jacques Faul has been appointed as the acting CEO by Cricket South Africa following the suspension of the embattled Thabang Moroe. CSA president Chris Nenzani made an announcement at a press conference at OR Tambo International on Saturday. Nenzani said former Proteas wicketkeeper and ICC CEO…
Chelsea can sign players in January after having their Fifa transfer ban reduced following an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The Premier League side were given a two-window ban by Fifa in February for breaching rules on signing young players. CAS halved the ban to one window,…
LaLiga co-leaders Barcelona and Real Madrid headline another round of intriguing fixtures including Saturday's Valencia city derby and Sunday’s relegation six pointer at Butarque. Third-placed Sevilla remain right in a historically tight title race with Basque side Athletic Club and Real Sociedad also showing championship form through recent weeks, while…
SuperSport United will lock horns with Highlands Park in an Absa Premiership match at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville tonight at 20:00. United extended their unbeaten run to seven matches in the league when they drew 1-1 with Stellenbosch at home last weekend. Despite the draw, SuperSport climbed up…
The AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open celebrated its fifth anniversary as a uniquely tri-sanctioned tournament with a Three Tour Challenge between golfers from the European Tour, Sunshine Tour and Asian Tour at the Heritage Golf Club before the start of this year’s tournament. Germany’s Marcel Siem represented the European Tour against…
Result: Arsenal 1 (Lacazette 50'), Brighton and Hove Albion 2 (Webster 36', Maupay 80'). A fine performance from Brighton saw them win at Arsenal for the first time in their history, moving from 15th to 13th in the table. Alexandre Lacazette marked his 100th Gunners appearance by heading his side…
It’s not something you’ll find in any golf instruction manual, but for Brandon Stone, lying by the pool and taking long walks on the beach proved the perfect preparation for his opening 66 and a share of the first-round lead in the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at Heritage Golf Club…
Willowton Group, which runs the Sunfoil Education Trust,has called on Cricket South Africa (CSA) CEO Thabang Moroe and CSA president Chris Nenzani to resign over the state of affairs at Cricket South Africa. It penned an open letter, noted its “grave concern over the state of affairs that have transpired…
Liverpool retained their eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a win at Anfield which dropped Everton into the relegation zone. The Reds effectively won the game with four goals in the first half - Sadio Mane creating two early strikes for Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri…
Allan Donald has been appointed head coach of South Africa for next year’s Over-50 World Cup. Australia, England, Canada, India, Sri Lanka, Namibia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Wales, West Indies, Zimbabwe and South Africa – will contest the tournament. It will be hosted in Cape Town, from 11-24 March 2020. ‘I…
Ten years after winning his first Ballon d’Or award, the prize given out annually by France Football to the best player of the calendar year, Lionel Messi has won it for a sixth time. The Barcelona forward was crowned the planet’s best footballer in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and…
Top-ranked Mauritian amateur Pierre Pellegrin will represent the island’s growing golf strength when he tees off in the country’s flagship professional golf tournament, the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at Heritage Golf Club on Thursday. Pellegrin qualified for the tournament – which is tri-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour, European Tour and…
Jose Mourinho returns to the Old Trafford dugout almost a year after his last appearance, for a 4-1 win over Fulham on 8 December 2018 that proved to be his last victory as Manchester United manager. MATCH FACTS Head-to-head The away side won both Premier League meetings last season. Tottenham…
The British & Irish Lions will face the Springboks in Tests at the FNB Stadium, Cape Town Stadium and Ellis Park when they tour South Africa in 2021. The highly anticipated series is set to make history as the Lions embark on an eight-game tour of South Africa. Warren Gatland’s…
You can't mention the big role players in youth development in South Africa without the name Augusto Palacios. 'Njenje', as he's affectionately known, has been around the block in SA football, especially nurturing the youth who have gone on to play at the highest level, including Lebogang 'Cheeseboy' Mokoena and…
What has been going on in LaLiga this past week? Here are 11 of the top stories, from a documentary release to a prestigious award. Lionel Messi fires Barcelona to the top of LaLiga Santander A trademark Lionel Messi goal in the 86th minute earned Barcelona a 1-0 victory away…
Photo (From Left to Right): Top-ranked Mauritian amateur Pierre Pellegrin, Shubhankar Sharma, Romain Langasque, George Coetzee, Nicolas Colsaerts and Thomas Pieters at the official press conference for the 2019 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open. The AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open identifies itself as 'The most beautiful week in golf', and clearly the…
Dean Furman has confirmed that he will leave Supersport United at the end of the season to head back to the United Kingdom. Furman returned to South Africa in 2015 to join SuperSport after leaving Doncaster Rovers. He has also played for Scottish giants Rangers and Oldham Athletic in his…
When the fans leave the Nike Football Training Centre in Soweto after watching games from the Discovery Walter Sisulu Soccer Challenge, their conversations centre around what they witnessed on the field throughout the day. On Monday, it was no exception. The last match of the day saw Soweto Super United…
Lionel Messi has won the Ballon d'Or award for the world's best player for a record sixth time. It is the 32-year-old Argentine's first Ballon d'Or since 2015 and comes after he scored 54 times for club and country in 2018-19, in which Barca won La Liga. Virgil van Dijk…
Former Cricket South Africa president Norman Arendse has written an open letter to the board, members council and administrators. Arendse’s letter comes amid ongoing criticism of CSA chief executive officer Thabang Moroe and the recent decision to suspend the media accreditation of several journalists. Dear cricket-loving fraternity, ‘It is painful…
Its official Zamalek SC and Milutin "Micho" Sredojević have parted ways. Zamalek had a disappointing week as they suffered two consecutive defeats to put more pressure on Micho. A 2-1 defeat to Enppi in the league on Monday followed by a 3-0 defeat to TP Mazembe five days later has…
An initiative from clubs in the north of Spain is already spreading to other clubs across LaLiga Santander. The objective is to make it easier for supporters to travel to away games, developing respect between fanbases. There is extra reason to look forward to the derbies across LaLiga Santander this…
Dale Steyn produced the best figures of Mzansi Super League 2.0 as the Cape Town Blitz beat the Tshwane Spartans by 15 runs at PPC Newlands in Cape Town. Steyn took a phenomenal three for 10 in four overs as the Spartans could only manage 142 for seven in pursuit…
Caption:Current Orlando Pirates striker & former Sneke Park Chillers player, Zakhele Lepasa with Jabu All Stars & Banyana Banyana striker, Amanda Mthandi and Mamelodi Stars midfielder, Sibusiso Vilakazi at the Nike Centre on Sunday, 01 December 2019. Arriving at Nike Football Centre in Soweto for the start of the 2019…
Lewis Hamilton dominated the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to end the season in which he won a sixth world drivers title on a high. Hamilton led away from pole position and cruised off into the distance, without any trouble. Charles Leclerc ran second in the early laps, ahead of Verstappen,…
Manchester United drew 2-2 with a newly-promoted side, Aston Villa for the second game in a row at Old Trafford. United played out a dramatic 3-3 draw at Sheffield United last weekend, and things started in much the same way as a stunning Jack Grealish goal opened the scoring inside…
Kwazulu-Natal rivals AmaZulu and Maritzburg United played to a 0-0 draw in an Absa Premiership fixture at King Zwelithini Stadium in Umlazi this afternoon. The result leaves Usuthu in 15th place on the log standings, two points and five places behind the Team of Choice who end the weekend in…
Pablo Larrazabal battled through the pain of blistered feet to win the Alfred Dunhill Championship at a Leopard Creek golf course where his professional career first teed off 12 years ago. The Spaniard showed immense heart as he birdied the last to pull himself out of a three-way tie for…
Mamelodi Sundowns have began their CAF Champions League group stage campaign with a 3-0 victory over Petro de Luanda in Group C at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium. Mauricio Affonso opened the scoring in the seventh minute with a header towards the bottom corner from Gaston Sirino's cross on the right…
SuperSport United climbed to the second spot in the Absa Premiership following a 1-1 draw at home against Stellenbosch FC at the Lucas Moripe Stadium. Kudakwashe Mahachi gave Supersport a lead when he volleyed into the bottom corner after Stellies failed to clear their lines off a short corner however…
Southampton came from behind to beat fellow strugglers Watford and ease the pressure on Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl. The hosts appeared set for a damaging defeat until Danny Ings bundled home Sofiane Boufal's cross with 12 minutes remaining. James Ward-Prowse then found the top corner with a superb free-kick six…
England have been drawn against Croatia and Czech Republic in Group D at UEFA EURO 2020, with Wales alongside Italy, Switzerland and Turkey in Group A. Germany will face world champions France and reigning European champions Portugal in Group F. The winners of Scotland's play-off path, which includes Norway, Serbia…
Liverpool have moved 11 points clear at the top of the table with victory over Brighton. The Reds were coasting to victory after two Virgil van Dijk headers from Trent Alexander-Arnold assists in the space of six minutes during first half. But Alisson's red card - for clearly handling outside…
Spain’s Pablo Larrazabal was physically and mentally drained after a day of 48.5°C heat where he was still able to secure a three-stroke lead in the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek. “I am as tired as I have ever been,” he said after a 70 that puts him top…
Manchester City's hopes of defending their Premier League title were dealt another blow when Newcastle United got a late equaliser at St James' Park. Pep Guardiola must have thought his side had won it when Kevin de Bruyne found the net in the 82nd minute with a brilliant long-range effort…
Pablo Larrazabal’s love for Leopard Creek shone through as he opened up a three-stroke lead over the field going into the weekend of the Alfred Dunhill Championship. On another scorching day in the bushveld, the Spaniard signed for a round of 69 and the lead on nine under par. But…
SuperSport will not broadcast the heavyweight championship fight between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz on 7 December. Their acquisition of broadcast rights has fallen through, due to the supplier being unable to deliver on their deal. SuperSport tried to bring the rematch to DStv subscribers, but that has unfortunately not…
Arsenal have announced the sacking of their head coach Unai Emery . The Gunners have not won any of their last seven matches in all competitions, they never went on as poor a run across 1235 games under Arsène Wenger. Emery insisted after last night's Europa League defeat that his…
Wolves qualified for the knockout stages of the Europa League after playing out a thrilling draw with Braga in Portugal. ⏰ THURSDAY'S RESULTS ⏰✅ APOEL, AZ, Braga, Gent, LASK, Sporting CP, Wolfsburg & Wolves into round of 32... ? Who impressed you the most?#UEL pic.twitter.com/b4sGWMv1e6 — UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague)…
Ernst Middendorp has been voted the Absa Premiership Coach of the Month for the second month in succession after directing Kaizer Chiefs to four straight wins in the September/October period. He became the second coach to claim the award in two successive months after Pitso Mosimane, who previously clinched the…
Two of the brightest young talents in world football are on the books of Atlético de Madrid and Barcelona, who face each other this Sunday. Atlético de Madrid and Barcelona fans have reason to be excited about their respective futures. Both sides have found two of the most exciting attacking…
On a scorching hot first day of the Alfred Dunhill Championship, it was the over six-foot tall Wil Besseling of The Netherlands who left the rest of the field standing in his shade as he took a one-stroke lead at Leopard Creek. Besseling opened with a round of seven-under-par 65…
Atletico de Madrid host Barcelona on Sunday with both teams ready for what has become one of LaLiga's most significant and dramatic fixtures.Reigning champions Barça go into the game joint-top of the LaLiga Santander standings with Real Madrid, with Atletico just three points behind in fourth position. Both Ernesto Valverde’s…
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that Jesse Lingard will captain his young Manchester United team versus Astana today. The 26-year-old has now been at United for 19 years and has expressed his pleasure at being given the responsibility. “It's a massive honour," he told MUTV. “I said at the start…
Barcelona has qualified to the last 16 following their home victory against Borussia Dortmund, and Inter Milan have moved up to second in Group F, and their hopes remains alive, while the defending champions Liverpool drew with second-placed Napoli and they have to wait for the final match to secure…
Kaizer Chiefs have continued their dominance of the Absa Premiership last night, with an emphatic 4-0 away win over Stellenbosch at the Cape Town Stadium. Samir Nurkovic scored a brace for the Chiefs as they have now made it six wins from six matches on the road this season. Victory…
As one of the world’s biggest sports, football has a role to play in raising awareness around key societal challenges such as gender-based violence. Absa, title sponsor of the Absa Premiership, has developed an initiative to tackle the on-going epidemic in South Africa. Absa has launched the #StoptoStartinitiativeas a commitment…
The Alfred Dunhill Championship will play its part in a ground breaking move for professional golf wherein the Sunshine Tour and European Tour have agreed to allow the players competing in this week’s tournament to wear shorts for the duration of the event. The decision was taken after consultation with…
There are now 12 LaLiga Santander clubs with an official mascot, from walking footballs to giant cucumbers. Beyond in-stadium activities, these mascots are forming an important part of international growth strategies. Mascots are often seen as one of the more light-hearted and amusing elements of a football team, but there…
Tottenham booked their place in the Champions League knockout stage for a third successive year with a brilliant comeback win against Olympiakos in Jose Mourinho’s first home game in charge of the club. Meanwhile, Manchester City also secured their spot in the knockout stages following a rather dour 1-1 draw…
Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates both returned to the winning ways, while Bidvest Wits salvaged a 1-1 draw away to Highlands Park. Sundowns secured a hard-fought 1-0 win over AmaZulu in a match which was played at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria. The result saw defending champions Sundowns and AmaZulu…
Charl Schwartzel will make his comeback from injury in the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek Country Club from 28 November to 1 December, returning to a tournament he has won four times. “I’m very happy to be back at Leopard Creek. If I was ever going to make a…
Cheslin Kolbe scooped up three awards at the annual Top 14 ceremony in Paris. The Bok flyer walked away with the Top 14 Player of the Year award, Best Try of the Season and was also voted the Best Top 14 Player at the World Cup. He was instrumental to…
Orlando Pirates and Polokwane City will both be looking to bounce back from derby defeats in the Absa Premiership when they meet at Orlando Stadium tonight. Pirates have suffered a fourth league defeat of the season when they were beaten 3-2 away to Soweto rivals Kaizer Chiefs on November 9.…
Óscar García’s first win in LaLiga Santander New RC Celta coach Óscar García was able to celebrate on Sunday as his side went to Villarreal and achieved a 3-1 victory. After visiting and losing at Barcelona on his debut, the Spanish tactician has achieved his first ever victory as a…
Manchester City are top of Group C and will qualify with a game to spare if they draw at Etihad Stadium. While Jose Mourinho, who won the tournament with Porto and Inter Milan, replaced the sacked Mauricio Pochettino last week and won 3-2 at West Ham on Saturday.Spurs are second…
CAF has released the list of nominees for the 28th edition of its annual football awards which will take place on Tuesday, 7 January 2020, at Citadel Azure, Hurghada, Egypt. The list of nominees is compiled by a panel of media and technical professionals. It features several award categories for…
European Tour champions George Coetzee, Justin Harding and Brandon Stone have added their names to an already strong field for the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at the Heritage Golf Club from 5-8 December. The trio of South Africans join a field including Major winner Paul Lawrie, Ryder Cup stars Nicolas…
The 20th anniversary of the Gary Player Invitational was indeed one of the most memorable as Sunshine Tour professional Zander Lombard and his team including Irish pop star Brian McFadden celebrated their tournament victory against the backdrop of an incredible R2.3 million raised for The Player Foundation at Sun City…
Sheffield United scored a dramatic late equaliser to salvage a point against Manchester United, after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side had recovered from two goals down to lead at Bramall Lane. Oliver McBurnie's 90th-minute strike was awarded following a nervous wait as the video assistant referee reviewed the goal for a…
Maritzburg United beat Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 in a thrilling Telkom Knockout semifinal clash at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Sunday afternoon. Judas Moseamedi scored a brace for the KwaZulu-Natal side who will face Mamelodi Sundowns in the final at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on 14 December. #TKO2019 - HALFTIME:Kaizer…
MATCH FACTS Head-to-head Sheffield United were victorious against Manchester United on the opening day of the inaugural Premier League season in 1992. Brian Deane scored the first ever Premier League goal in that match. However, the Blades have lost all five subsequent Premier League meetings, and the last seven in…
Kaizer Chiefs and Maritzburg United will do battle in the semifinals of the 2019 Telkom Knockout this afternoon at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit. Kick-off is at 3:00pm. Chiefs earned their place in the final four of this season's competition by overcoming arch rivals Orlando Pirates in the quarterfinals. The teams…
Deontay Wilder defended his WBC world heavyweight title for the 10th time with a stunning knockout after being out-boxed by Luis Ortiz for six rounds. The American looked set to see his world-title reign end just short of five years as Ortiz picked him apart for half of their Las…
Rugby World Cup-winning Springbok Steven Kitshoff and an array of South African sports legends will come together this weekend in support of The Player Foundation and its drive to make a difference for charity through the Gary Player Invitational at the Lost City Golf Course at Sun City from 23-24…
South Africa’s National Under-23 side qualified for next year’s Tokyo Summer Olympic Games after beating Ghana 6-5 on penalties following a 2-2 draw after fulltime in a U-23 AFCON 3rd/4th playoff match which took place at Cairo International Stadium on Friday night. In this match, SA side played with great…
Jose Mourinho described himself as humble in his first news conference as Spurs boss, saying he spent his time away from football analysing his career. "I realised I made mistakes," he said. "I'm not going to make the same mistakes. I'll make new mistakes - but not the same." Mourinho,…
Spanish football league, LaLiga threw an event with a difference on 21 November, whereby they showcased to media professionals and football lovers alike, the sheer competitiveness of the current football season. Their timing could not have been more scorching as the 2019/20 LaLiga Santander season was shaping up to be…
LaLiga returns this weekend with the title race hotting up; more thrills and spills are sure to come as the most competitive LaLiga Santander table in decades currently has just two points separating the top five clubs, while local pride and much more will be on the line as four…
The rain-jinxed Tshwane Spartans and Durban Heat suffered their third washout each for the Mzansi Super League match at Supersport Park in Centurion which was abandoned. Four of the 12 matches in the second season of the MSL have been rained off. TSHWANE SPARTANS: Theunis de Bruyn, Dean Elgar, Heinrich…
After securing their place in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, hosts Egypt face Cote d’Ivoire in the Total U-23 Africa Cup of Nations final today, with a new Champion waiting to be crowned at the 3rd edition of the tournament. Starting in 2011, Gabon and Nigeria claimed the first two…
Mamelodi Sundowns will take a mixed record in Telkom Knockout semifinals into their clash with Lamontville Golden Arrows at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium. Sundowns will be making a sixth appearance in the semifinals of the competition since its inception in 2006, and have three wins and two defeats in…
Ten of the top stories from around LaLiga this weekend, including some high-profile contract renewals and some big anniversaries. LaLiga legend David Villa announces his retirement One of the all-time LaLiga greats has announced that he’s hanging up his boots. David Villa, who starred for a number of Spanish clubs…
Nedbank and Sun International, founding Trustees of The Sports Trust, recently gave Gauteng and North West development golfers an opportunity of a lifetime, to visit and watch their heroes at the Nedbank Golf Challenge (NGC) on Friday, 15 November. These development golfers, a group of 24 players between the ages…
After making his debut in last week’s Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player, South Africa’s Zander Lombard will realise another dream after receiving an invitation from South Africa’s legendary golfer to play in the Gary Player Invitational at the Lost City Golf Course at Sun City from 23-24 November.…
Jose Mourinho has been appointed Tottenham manager, succeeding Mauricio Pochettino who was sacked yesterday. Former Chelsea and Manchester United boss Mourinho has signed a contract until the end of the 2022-23 season. "The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me," said the 56-year-old Portuguese. Spurs chairman Daniel…
Tottenham Hotspur have sacked manager Mauricio Pochettino after five years in charge of the Premier League club. Spurs have made a disappointing start to the current campaign and are 14th in the Premier League. "We were extremely reluctant to make this change. It is not a decision the board has…
South Africa’s National Under-23 side lost their first match of this year’s U-23 AFCON tournament following a 3-0 defeat in their semi-final clash against Egypt in a jam-packed Cairo Stadium. This result means South Africa will have to push for a win in their 3rd/4th place playoff match against Ghana…
Khaldoon Al Mubarak has predicted more success at Manchester City as the club celebrates its 11th consecutive year growth under their owners. City is the second English club ever to break the £500m revenue barrier last season, the latest annual report released today confirmed that the club have backed that…
Following the announcement by the board during the national General Council Meeting to look to tap into the experience of top performing countries, Athletics South Africa are bringing two of Africa’s top mentors to the 2019 ASA National Level 3 Coaches Symposium at the University of North West’s High Performance…
The race to qualify for Euro 2020 is nearing its conclusion, with one final international break left to secure the remaining spots at next summer's tournament. 16 teams have already qualified for the European Championships, with eight more places up for grabs. England sealed their spot at Euro 2020 with…
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