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File Photo. Justin Thomas returned to world number one by winning the WGC-St Jude Invitational in Memphis. The American began four shots behind leader Brendon Todd but won by three from Brooks Koepka, Phil Mickelson, Daniel Berger and Englishman Tom Lewis. Defending champion Koepka birdied 17 to get within one…
Twitter.com/OfficialCSA. Cricket South Africa (CSA) director of cricket (DOC) Graeme Smith has once again defended his decision to appoint Mark Boucher as head coach of the Proteas. In December 2019, shortly after Smith was named interim DOC, Boucher was unveiled as head coach of the national side less than two…
File Photo. The Indian Premier League (IPL) will be played in the UAE from 19 September, tournament organisers have confirmed. The 53 matches, including the final on 10 November, will be played across Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. There will also be a Women's T20 Challenge, involving three teams, played…
Photo Credit:FIFA. FIFA president Gianni Infantino will remain in the role while he is a subject of a criminal investigation. Last week,prosecutors in Switzerland launched legal proceedings against Infantino in relation to an alleged secret meeting he held with the Swiss attorney general Michael Lauber. Both men have denied any…
Photo Credit:Mercedes. Lewis Hamilton survived a late scare to win his seventh British Grand Prix in dramatic style. The Brit's tyres completely gave way on the final lap at Silverstone, and he just about nursed the car home in a heart-stopping finale. Bottas got off the line better than Hamilton…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The Blues are not going down without a fight in Super Rugby Aotearoa, producing a comprehensive and impressive 32-21 victory against the Highlanders. Powered by their thrilling young wing Caleb Clarke and sparked by flame-haired halfback Finlay Christie in Dunedin on Sunday, the Blues dominated the physical…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Champions Juventus suffered a first Serie A home defeat in 40 matches, losing to Roma as they finished only one point clear of Inter Milan. Juve secured a ninth consecutive title with two games to go, but end the domestic campaign with only two wins in their…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice as Arsenal came from behind to beat Chelsea and win the Heads Up FA Cup for a record 14th time. At a near-empty Wembley, Chelsea took the lead through Christian Pulisic's composed finished before Aubameyang equalised with a contentious penalty after Cesar Azpilicueta's…
A player has tested positive for Covid-19 at the Ladies Palermo Open, the first professional tournament to be held since sport was halted in March. A strong line-up including top-20 players Petra Martic, Marketa Vondrousova and Maria Sakkari are at the event. The WTA says the tournament will proceed as…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The Crusaders have returned to winning ways when they inflicted a 32-19 defeat on the battling Chiefs in Hamilton on Saturday. Crusaders did not take kindly to the defeat they suffered by the Hurricanes in Christchurch last week and inflicted their wrath on Warren Gatland’s struggling charges.…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Paris St-Germain beat Lyon on penalties in the French League Cup final to seal a fourth domestic treble in six years. It was the final French League Cup final, with the decision made last September to cancel the tournament after this season, and ended 0-0. After the…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Chelsea have received a huge boost ahead of the FA Cup final with the news that N'Golo Kante and Willian have both recovered from injury in time to face Arsenal on Saturday. Kante has not played for the Blues since coming off with a hamstring problem during…
The Premier Soccer League have confirmed that the Nedbank Cup semifinals will be played as a double-header at the Orlando Stadium on August 8. The first semi-final will see Baroka FC take on Bloemfontein Celtic at 14h00, before Mamelodi Sundowns clash with Bidvest Wits at 19h00. The time in between…
Photo Credit:Mamelodi Sundowns. The Premier Soccer League have announced the fixtures for the remainder of the 2019-20 Absa Premiership and GladAfrica Championship season. Mamelodi Sundowns will host Orlando Pirates at their temporary Dobsonville Stadium home on Tuesday, 11 August at 6pm CAT (SA, GMT+2),Kaizer Chiefs will take on BidVest Wits…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. A Saudi Arabian-backed consortium has ended its bid to buy Newcastle United. The group, which included Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund PIF, PCP Capital Partners and Reuben Brothers, had agreed a £300m deal to buy the club from Mike Ashley in April. The deal was still being…
Photo Credit:FIFA. Swiss prosecutors have launched legal proceedings against Fifa president Gianni Infantino. It is in relation to an alleged secret meeting the head of world football's governing body held with the Swiss attorney general Michael Lauber. Lauber last week offered to resign after a court said he covered up…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. World number one Ashleigh Barty has pulled out of the US Open because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. The first Grand Slam since tennis resumed is due to begin on 31 August at Flushing Meadows in New York. The Australian, 24, was also set to play…
Photo Credit:Oupa Manyisa Facebook. Oupa Manyisa has thanked Mamelodi Sundowns and the club's supporters following his departure from the club. The 31-year-old has signed a two-year deal with Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) following his release. TTM will be competing in the South African top-flight for the first time next campaign…
Image Supplied. 73 886 865; 20 000; 182; 11; 4 – these are the numbers behind the success of the inaugural #ToyotaEsportsChallenge, An activation conceptualised and implemented by the vehicle manufacturer’s newly appointed activation and sponsorship agency, Brand Inc, #ToyotaEsportsChallenge sought to fill the void created by the postponement of…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. The home venues for all 32 PSL and NFD teams in the Gauteng bio-bubble have been determined. The draw decided the home venues for each team as follows: Absa Premiership Baroka FC - Bidvest StadiumCape Town City - Loftus StadiumAmaZulu FC - Lucas Moripe StadiumMamelodi Sundowns -…
The South African football fraternity is mourning the passing away of Orlando Pirates super fan “Mgijimi”. Photo Credit:Howard Cleland. The Premier Soccer League(PSL) has made an announcement regarding venues and fixtures for the rest of the football season. Absa Premiership, GladAfrica Championship and Nedbank Cup matches are set to resume…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Real Madrid forward Mariano Diaz has tested positive for COVID-19, the Spanish champions said, casting doubt on his participation in their Champions League tie at Manchester City next week. Real said in a statement that tests were conducted on the squad on Monday and that though Diaz…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Stuart Broad's 500th Test wicket sent England on the way to completing a series victory over West Indies on the final day of the third Test at Emirates Old Trafford. Broad had Kraigg Brathwaite lbw to become only the fourth pace bowler and second England player after…
Photo Credit:Premier League Twitter. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been named the League Managers Association manager of the year. Klopp has been voted top boss by the League Manager’s Association after guiding Liverpool to their first league title since 1990. Liverpool ended the season on 99 points, 18 ahead of…
Photo Credit:PSG. Injured Paris St-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe will miss the Champions League quarter-final with Atalanta in Lisbon on 12 August. Mbappe, 21, sustained an ankle injury during the French Cup final against Saint-Etienne on Friday, ruling him out for three weeks. He could return for the semi-final on 18…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Premier Soccer League (PSL) chairman Irvin Khoza has confirmed on Monday that the domestic season will resume on August 8, following a four-month complete halt due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision to complete the 2019-20 season was voted for “unanimously” by clubs at a Board of…
Photo Credit:Mamelodi Sundowns. An unofficial date of 8th of August,is anticipated as the date for the restart of PSL matches. The PSL's latest BOG meeting is still in progress as members of the Board of Governors finalize a return to football after more than four months of suspension. After the…
Photo Credit:Lefty Shivambu. Mamelodi Sundowns defender Ricardo Nascimento has signed a new three-year contract that will keep him at the club until June 2023. Sundowns centre-back has been an excellent signing for the club since his arrival in 2016 “I feel very happy about the confidence Mamelodi Sundowns has shown…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The inevitable Cristiano Ronaldo scored a beauty and made the second as Juventus sealed their ninth consecutive title with a 2-0 win over Sampdoria. Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 31st league goal of the season from Miralem Pjanic's short free-kick in first-half injury time and Federico Bernardeschi sealed…
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said he has "no doubt" Argentina forward Lionel Messi will sign a new contract with the club. The 33-year-old's current deal expires in 2021. "Messi has said many times that he wants to retire here and I have no doubt that he will re-sign," Bartomeu…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester United secured a place in the Champions League at the expense of Leicester City with victory at King Power Stadium. United needed a point to confirm a place in the top four and break the hearts of the Foxes, who were in a Champions League spot…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The Blues got back on the winning path as they sent the Chiefs crashing to an unwanted record with a 21-17 victory in a defensively focussed Super Rugby Aotearoa clash at Eden Park on Sunday. The win keeps the Blues alive as they still have a chance…
Photo Credit:PL. Champions League qualification and the battle to avoid relegation are at stake as the Premier League season concludes later today. Coronavirus prompted fears the campaign might not be completed but after 92 games in 40 days the top flight is set for a dramatic finale. Leicester City host…
Photo Credit:AP. Inter Milan moved into second place in Serie A, four points behind leaders Juventus, with a 3-0 win over Genoa thanks to goals from Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez. Juve will win the league with two games to spare if they beat Sampdoria on Sunday, but have only…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Third Test, Emirates Old Trafford (day two of five) England 369 (111.5 overs): Pope 91, Buttler 67, Roach 4-72 West Indies 137-6: Campbell 32, Broad 2-17, Anderson 2-17 Stuart Broad and James Anderson once again showed their enduring class as England took a huge step towards winning…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. FC Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez has tested positive for COVID-19. Xavi, 40, recently quashed rumours that he was preparing to move back to Barcelona and signed on for another season at the helm of the Qatari top-flight side. "A few days ago, following the Qatar Stars League…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Wes Goosen scored two tries to help the Hurricanes to a 34-32 win over the Crusaders, ending the home side's four-year unbeaten streak in Christchurch. Full-back Jordie Barrett added 19 points with the boot as the Hurricanes moved into second place on the table with 16 points,…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Paris St-Germain overcame an injury to Kylian Mbappe to beat 10-man Saint-Etienne and win the French Cup in a game for which some fans were allowed into the Stade de France. Neymar's goal in the 14th minute was enough to see off feisty Saint-Etienne on a bittersweet…
Photo Credit:GCIS. The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) expressed satisfaction with the meeting held with the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture led by Nathi Mthethwa. What emanated from the meeting is that SASCOC and the Department are not in competition but that they collaborate and share…
Photo Credit:Mercedes. Formula 1 has called off the US, Mexican and Brazilian Grands Prix this year as a result of the coronavirus crisis in the Americas. With infection rates rising in the three countries, F1 bosses believe it would be irresponsible to hold races there. Instead, three further races in…
Photo Credit:CSA. Cricket South Africa (CSA) have confirmed that 34 COVID-19 tests were conducted on the Momentum Proteas Women’s National High-Performance squad and support staff ahead of their first training camp, starting on Monday 27 July at the Powerade High Performance Centre in Pretoria. In a statement,CSA confirmed that three…
Photo Credit:Premier League. The 2020-21 Premier League and English Football League seasons will start on 12 September. The top-flight campaign will end on 23 May, while the Championship, League One and League Two seasons will culminate on 8 and 9 May. The play-off finals will take place on the May…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Juventus will have to wait to claim a ninth-straight Serie A title after a shock defeat to Udinese. Matthijs de Ligt put the league leaders into the ascendancy with a screamer from distance, but the hosts hit back through Ilija Nestorovsk and an injury time strike from…
Photo Credit:@LFC. Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson lifted the Premier League trophy on the Kop at a near-empty Anfield to mark the club's first top-flight triumph for 30 years. Henderson received the trophy from Reds legend Sir Kenny Dalglish, who was manager when Liverpool last won it in 1990. Liverpool were…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Liverpool beat Chelsea in a eight-goal thriller on the night the Reds' 30-year wait to get their hands on the English top-flight trophy ended. Naby Keita, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Georginio Wijnaldum put them in charge before Olivier Giroud pulled one back. It was 4-1 thanks to Roberto…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester United need a point from their final game to clinch a Champions League place following a draw against West Ham. United had to come from behind to secure a point at Old Trafford and it was a bizarre incident that gave West Ham the lead at…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. World football governing body,FIFA have given permission for the Premier Soccer League (PSL) season to be extended beyond the 31 August deadline that had previously been set by chairman Irvin Khoza. The PSL believe they need six weeks to finish the current 2019-20 season, and had set…
Anthony Taylor will become the first referee to take charge of two FA Cup finals since 1901 when Arsenal face Chelsea at Wembley on 1 August. Referees usually take charge of the FA Cup final just once in their career. The move is because coronavirus rules mean the game will…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Aston Villa moved out of the Premier League relegation zone for the first time since 28 February, with one game to go, after Trezeguet's priceless winner against Arsenal. Trezeguet beat Emiliano Martinez with a powerful first-time finish after Tyrone Mings had diverted a corner into the Egypt…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Watford failed to ease their relegation fears in the wake of Nigel Pearson's surprise sacking as they were hammered by a Raheem Sterling-inspired Manchester City. Defeat means the Hornets' battle to stay up will go to the final day of the season on Sunday, when they visit…
File Photo. 2018 CAF Women’s Player of the Year and Banyana Banyana striker Thembi Kgatlana is putting South Africa on the world map yet again. The tearaway striker has signed for Spanish Premier Division side SD Eibar from Benfica FC in Portugal. Kgatlana (24) who has had stints in USA…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Second Test, Emirates Old Trafford (day four of five) England 469-9 dec (Stokes 176, Sibley 120) & 129-3 dec (Stokes 78*) West Indies 287 (Brathwaite 75) & 198 (Brooks 62, Broad 3-42) England won by 113 runs; series level at 1-1 Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad again…
(Photo: Twitter/@francefootball). The Ballon d'Or for the world's best players will not be awarded in 2020 because of a "lack of sufficient fair conditions" created by the coronavirus pandemic. The prize has been awarded by France Football every year since 1956. Barcelona's Lionel Messi won the men's prize last year,…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The men's T20 World Cup, scheduled to be held in Australia later this year, has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The tournament was due to take place between 18 October and 15 November. At today’s meeting of the IBC Board (the commercial subsidiary of the…
Photo Credit:@KaundaNtunja/Twitter. Former South African rugby player and respected commentator rugby Commentator Kaunda Ntunja has died. The tragic news was confirmed by his sister, Tando, on social media on Monday morning. "It is with deep sadness I confirm the passing of our beloved brother Kaunda Ntunja, earlier today in East…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Second Test, Emirates Old Trafford (day four of five) England 469-9 dec (Stokes 176, Sibley 120) & 37-2 West Indies 287 (Brathwaite 75, Brooks 68, Chase 51) England lead by 219 An explosive spell from Stuart Broad on the fourth evening kept alive England's hopes of winning…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Jon Rahm wiped away a tear of joy after replacing Rory McIlroy as world number one by winning the Memorial Tournament. A three-over-par 75 was enough to win on nine under, three clear of American Ryan Palmer (74), with Matt Fitzpatrick (68) third on five under, with…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea endured a Wembley nightmare as Chelsea cruised to victory and set up an FA Cup final date with Arsenal. De Gea,the experienced Spain international produced two horrendous errors either side of half-time to gift Chelsea two goals. He made a flimsy…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Tottenham boosted their chances of Europa League football next season and inflicted a huge blow on Leicester's Champions League ambitions with a superb performance. Leicester have been in the Premier League's top four for much of the season but this away defeat leaves them with a difficult…
Photo Credit:Mercedes. A dominant Lewis Hamilton seized the lead of the F1 world championship for the first time in the 2020 season with his second win in a row and a record-equalling eighth on the same circuit at the Hungarian GP. But Max Verstappen remarkably denied Mercedes another one-two finish…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Centre Sio Tomkinson scored the match-winning try in the 82nd minute as the Highlanders rallied from 24-0 down after 21 minutes to beat the Chiefs 33-31 in Super Rugby Aotearoa. They were down 24-7 at halftime and 31-7 early in the second half but rallied doggedly to…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Arsenal have reached the FA Cup final for the first time since 2017 after beating Manchester City 2-0 at Wembley. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his 24th and 25th goals of the season in all competitions to seal a memorable win for the Gunners. Arsenal have now beaten both…
AB de Villiers played a blistering 24-ball 61 knock for the Eagles. - Twitter (@SupersportTV). Aiden Markram (70) and AB de Villiers (61) helped the Eagles to 160/4 in its 12 overs, convincingly beating the Kites and the Kingfishers to the gold medal. The match was a collaboration between CSA…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Jordie Barrett kicked a sideline conversion of Asafo Aumua’s 76th minute try and gave the Hurricanes a 29-27 victory over the Blues in their Super Rugby Aotearoa clash. Barrett’s conversion upstaged older brother Beauden, who was making his first appearance for the Blues in Wellington after he…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Second Test, Emirates Old Trafford (day two of five) England 469-9 dec: Stokes 176, Sibley 120, Chase 5-172 West Indies 32-1 West Indies trail by 437 Ben Stokes and Dom Sibley completed centuries to move England into a dominant position on day two of the second Test…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Leeds United are finally back in the top flight after securing promotion from the Championship to the Premier League after 16 years and 15 managers worth of pain. Their place in the top flight for next season was confirmed by West Brom's 2-1 defeat at Huddlersfield Town …
Photo Credit:Sameera Peiris. Faf Du Plessis has admitted to having "got it wrong before" as he, alongside Dwaine Pretorius,Rasie van der Dussen,Anrich Nortje and Marizanne Kapp, became the first members of the white Afrikaans cricket community in South Africa to publicly voice their support for the Black Lives Matter (BLM)…
Photo Credit:AFP. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said fans could be able to return to stadiums in England from October. Pilots will take place from 1 August but any stadium reopenings would be subject to coronavirus guidelines. Some sports, including football and cricket, have resumed behind closed doors after the Covid-19…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. SASCOC Board held a meeting on Wednesday, 15 July 2020,resolved to respect the ongoing process being undertaken by the SASCOC Judicial Body in respect of Barry Hendricks. SASCOC’s Judicial Body Chairperson Advocate Willem Edeling SC advised on 13 July 2020, that despite the arbitration proceedings having been…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Real Madrid sealed the LaLiga title with a game left in the season, after beating Villareal 2-1 at home. Karim Benzema gave the Los Blancos the lead in the first half and then doubled the tally from the penalty spot. Villareal hit back with a late goal…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Leeds United took another big step towards ending their 16-year wait for promotion to the Premier League by battling past bottom-of-the-table Barnsley in a tense Yorkshire derby. The Whites now need just one point in their final two matches, but could be promoted as soon as Friday…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Leicester got their Champions League push back on track with a narrow win over Sheffield United to move within a point of third-placed Chelsea. The hosts dominated the first half with 19-year-old debutant Luke Thomas impressing at left wing-back and it was his low cross which set…
File Photo. Porto won their 29th Portuguese league title with two games to spare after second-half goals from captain Danilo Pereira and striker Moussa Marega secured a 2-0 home victory over Sporting Lisbon. Porto top the 18-team first division on 79 points from 32 games, eight more than perennial title…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Liverpool's hopes of setting a new points Premier League record ended when the champions suffered only their third defeat of their stellar campaign at Arsenal. And they looked on course when Sadio Mane gave Liverpool a fully deserved lead after 20 minutes when he slid home Andrew…
Photo Credit:GCIS. The British and Irish Lions tour to will take place in South Africa as scheduled in July and August 2021. Earlier during lockdown there were discussions about moving the tour to the autumn of 2021, not only because of coronavirus but to fit a new 'global-season' proposal. But…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. England have dropped batsman Joe Denly and rested pace bowlers James Anderson and Mark Wood for the second Test against West Indies. All-rounder Sam Curran and uncapped Sussex fast bowler Ollie Robinson have been named in a 13-man squad. Denly, 34, averages 29.53 in 15 matches, and…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. FIFA has announced that four matches will be played each day during the group stage of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The group games will be played over a 12-day period, with matches not being assigned to particular venues until after the finals draw in March…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Chelsea put themselves in the driving seat to secure a Champions League spot with an unspectacular victory over relegated Norwich at Stamford Bridge. Striker Olivier Giroud guided a header past Tim Krul on the stroke of half-time after Christian Pulisic created space for the cross on the…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said his team deserved an apology, after their two-year Uefa ban from European football was overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) – a verdict he called a "good day for football". Guardiola said the club's reputation had been damaged…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has acquired the Emirates FA Cup broadcast rights, through its sports division, SABC Sport. Watch the games on SABC 3, the SABC 3 YouTube channel. The rights are for the remaining 2019/2020 FA Cup season and include the quarter-finals, semi-finals and…
Log Leaders Real Madrid beat Granada 2-1 to clinch its ninth win on the trot in the La Liga. France defender Ferland Mendy opened the scoring with a ferocious finish from a tight angle before countryman Karim Benzema doubled the lead. But Real were forced to endure a nervous second…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Southampton substitute Michael Obafemi's 96th-minute equaliser prevented Manchester United from jumping up to third place. United led 2-1 for 73 minutes after Marcus Rashford had slotted home an equaliser and Anthony Martial fired a superb second three minutes later. They were on course to leapfrog top-four rivals…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester City's appeal against their two-year ban from European competition, handed to them by UEFA in February, was overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) this morning. UEFA had found City guilty of breaching their club licensing and financial fair play regulations, but CAS found…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Premier Soccer League chairman Irvin Khoza has spelt out their hopes around the resumption of the 2019-20 season but did not commit to matches resuming this coming weekend. Khoza did confirm that the PSL believes they need six weeks to complete the season, and have committed with…
Photo Credit:Mamelodi Sundowns.. PSL chairman Irvin Khoza is expected to reveal when football will return to action after being halted in March by the coronavirus pandemic. Khoza is also expected to reveal which of the provinces will host the 54 outstanding league games. Both the Premier League and GladAfrica Championship…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Toby Alderweireld's late header gave Tottenham victory in a tightly-contested north London derby. Spurs were second best for much of the encounter and conceded first, but after equalising and then holding firm against a dominant Arsenal, Alderweireld glanced home late on to move Jose Mourinho's men above…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The West Indies nudged passed England, on the final day of the 1st Test, to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series, winning by 4 wickets at the Ageas Bowl in Hampshire. Jermaine Blackwood's fighting 95 in the second innings helped West Indies seal a four-wicket…
Photo Credit:Mercedes. Lewis Hamilton took his first victory of Formula 1 2020 in dominant fashion in the Styrian GP as Mercedes proved too quick for Max Verstappen, while Ferrari imploded after a first-lap collision between Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc. After acing pole position in a qualifying deluge, Hamilton provided…
File Photo. Neither Africa Cup of Nations nor World Cup qualifying may be possible in Africa this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but there will be sufficient 2021 matchdays to catch up. FIFA originally allocated four two-match windows for Africa next year – March, August/September, October and November. The…
Photo Credit:Mamelodi Sundowns. South African Football Association (SAFA) insists that there will be no football played in the country until the Premier Soccer League (PSL) has fully complied with the health and safety directives of the Joint Liaison Committee (JLC). PSL acting chief executive Mato Madlala wrote a letter to…
Photo Credit:GCIS. The Institute of Foreign Affairs at the University Johannesburg Centre for Africa-China Studies and the UJ Library are hosting a webinar to mark ten years after South Africa successfully hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Watch Live Below:NMSD Webinar. Courtesy of SABC.
Photo Credit:Getty Images. In a windy Wellington afternoon, the Hurricanes managed to earn their second win of the season, holding off a late surge from the Highlanders to finish the game 17-11. The Hurricanes looked to be in control the entire match with the majority of the game spent in…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester City have secured their second successive 5-0 win as they thumped Brighton at the Amex. Raheem Sterling was at the centre of it with his third hat-trick in all competitions this season. Gabriel Jesus and Bernardo Silva were also on the scoresheet as City warmed up…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Sheffield United continued their push for European qualification as they moved into the Premier League's top six with a convincing win over in-form Chelsea. David McGoldrick broke his Premier League duck with two goals as Sheffield United dented Champions League-chasing Chelsea with a 3-0 victory at Bramall…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. First Test, day four, Ageas Bowl England 204 (Holder 6-42) & 284-8 (Crawley 76, Sibley 50, Stokes 46) West Indies 318 (Brathwaite 65, Dowrich 61) England lead by 170 England lost five wickets for 30 runs late on the fourth day to leave West Indies as favourites…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Liverpool have dropped points at Anfield for the first time in the Premier League this season as Burnley fought to a 1-1 draw. The Reds dominated for the first hour as man-of-the-match Nick Pope made two world-class saves from Mo Salah and Sadio Mane, but they came…
Photo Credit:RMDAnalysis Twitter. Gareth Bale is likely to finish the current campaign with his second La Liga winners medal. Bale, who is still a world-class footballer, has made 16 appearances in the league this season, scoring just two goals. He was on the brink of a move to China last…
Photo Credit:Farpost. The former chairman of Limpopo PSL club and founder of the defunct NSL club, Rabali Blackpool FC, Peter Rabali will be buried on Sunday at Ha-Rabali village in Nzhelele, outside Louis Trichardt, in Limpopo. Rabali died on Thursday after a short illness. The 73-year-old Rabali was a well-known…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. First Test, day three, Ageas Bowl England 204 (Stokes 43, Holder 6-42) & 15-0 West Indies 318 (Brathwaite 65, Dowrich 61, Stokes 4-49) England trail by 99 Scorecard England are under huge pressure in the opening Test after West Indies took a first-innings lead of 114 on…
Photo Credit. Gallo Images. Former Springbok wing Corra Dirksen has passed away in Krugersdorp from Covid-19 complications on Friday. A medical doctor by profession, Dirksen was still practicing his profession in Krugersdorp until he contracted the coronavirus about two weeks ago. Dirksen earned 10 Test caps between 1963 and 1968,…
Photo Credit: CnG Photography. Pierluigi Collina says Video assistant referees must not show the "wrong kind of solidarity" with colleagues by failing to correct their mistakes. Collina, Fifa's referees' chief, has called for consistency in the use of VAR all over the world. "If you belong to a team, you…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester United brushed aside struggling Aston Villa to strengthen their bid for the Champions League spots. Bruno Fernandes brought an end to a vibrant start from the struggling hosts after winning a controversial penalty from Ezri Konsa's challenge. The Aston Villa defender was judged to have clattered…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. During February 2020, Ntambi Ravele wrote a letter of complaint to the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture wherein she requested the Minister to investigate the conduct of the Acting President of SASCOC, Barry Hendricks and the President of Tennis South Africa, Gavin Crookes, for allegedly conspiring…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester City's Champions League last-16 second leg against Real Madrid will be played at Etihad Stadium. Uefa has confirmed all outstanding second-leg ties in the Champions League and Europa League will be held at the home teams' stadiums behind closed doors. City host Real on either 7…
File Photo. Real Betis have appointed former Real Madrid and Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini as their manager from next season on a three-year contract. Pellegrini, who won the Premier League with City in 2013-14 as well as two League Cups, returns to Spain where he had successful spells with…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Liverpool continued their relentless pursuit of a Premier League points record with victory over Brighton at the Amex Stadium. The newly-crowned champions looked on course to secure three more points with ease when they went two up inside eight minutes as Brighton, with sights set on Premier…
Image Supplied. Mamelodi Sundowns have confirmed that Rhulani Mokwena will re-join the club as an assistant coach, taking up the role he left in 2017. Mokwena will join up with the club in their Rustenburg training base once he has been give the Covid-19 all-clear, partnering once again with head…
File Photo. Springbok captain Siya Kolisi will tell his life story in an autobiography to be published ahead of next year's British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa. The book will be published by Harper Collins, who bought the world all-language rights from Roc Nation Sports, the company that…
Photo Credit:Gary Kellner. The PGA of America, Ryder Cup Europe and the PGA TOUR jointly announced that both the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup have been rescheduled and will now be played one year later than originally planned. The 43rd Ryder Cup, scheduled for September 22-27, at Whistling Straits in…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Juventus wasted the chance to move 10 points clear at the top of Serie A after throwing away a two-goal lead in a shock 4-2 loss to AC Milan. Maurizio Sarri's men led through goals from Adrien Rabiot and Cristiano Ronaldo early in the second half, but…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Jamie Vardy’s late finish earned a potentially valuable point for Leicester City in their Champions League race as Brendan Rodgers’ men came from behind to draw at 10-man Arsenal. After a nervous VAR check, Vardy’s 22nd goal of the campaign was given, the striker burying Demarai Gray’s…
Photo Credit:Leanne Boon. Fernando Alonso is set to return to Formula 1 as Daniel Ricciardo's replacement at Renault for the 2021 season. It is understood that an official announcement confirming the news is set for Wednesday. After two seasons off the grid, the 38-year-old Alonso has signed with Renault for…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manager Jose Mourinho brought up his 200th Premier League victory as Tottenham edged past Everton - though home players Hugo Lloris and Son Heung-min had to be separated by team-mates during the match. A tepid contest threatened to boil over as the teams left the pitch at…
Photo Credit:Lefty Shivambu. Chippa United have confirmed the appointment of Lehlohonolo Seema as their new coach. "Chippa United FC hereby confirms that the team has with immediate effect appointed Lehlohonolo Simon Seema as its head coach on a three-year contract,"Chippa said in a statement. Coach Seema joins the Chilli-Boys from…
KFC MINI-CRICKET COACH OF THE YEAR Ruth Bowles - Western Province Ruth Bowles has been part of the KFC Mini-Cricket coaching programme for over 10 years. Enthusiastic, optimistic and with a positive approach to coaching, her love and passion for developing the game cannot be understated. Over the last few…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester City slumped to defeat at Southampton after Che Adams took advantage of a howler from Edersen. The City keeper was miles off his line when the former champions lost possession in their own half, allowing the Saints striker to lob what proved to be the winner…
Photo Credit:XPB Images. Valtteri Bottas won an astonishing Austrian GP, as a penalised Lewis Hamilton was relegated off the podium to fourth, in a hugely-dramatic return for Formula 1 in the first race of the delayed 2020 season. Hamilton finished second to Bottas on the road as otherwise-dominant Mercedes nursed…
Real Madrid maintained their 100% win record since the restart of LaLiga activity in June and once again the victory was overshadowed by a VAR decision which awarded Zidane's side a spot kick as the clock ticked down. Despite limited appeals from the visiting side when Marcelo and Dani Garcia…
Photo Credit:SAFA. SAFA NEC member, Natasha Tsichlas has lauded the recent move by CAF to establish an annual CAF Club Women’s championship, calling this a ground-breaking development. Tsichlas, who is also a member of the CAF Organising Committee for Women’s Football, said this will help grow the game tremendously, not…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Cristiano Ronaldo finally scored a free-kick for Juventus - from his 43rd attempt - as he became the first player to score 25 Serie A goals in a season for the club since 1961. The derby win over Torino was also notable for Gianluigi Buffon's record-breaking 648th…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. First-half goals from Olivier Giroud and Willian and a late strike from Ross Barkley earned Chelsea victory over struggling Watford to boost to their ambitions for Champions League football next season. France striker Giroud hit the target in the 28th minute, after a brisk move between Barkley…
Photo Credit:AP. Bayern Munich have added another trophy to their cabinet after thrashing Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 in Berlin to retain the German Cup. Robert Lewandowski passed 50 goals for the season as Bayern Munich beat Bayer Leverkusen to win a record 20th German Cup and 13th domestic double. David Alaba's…
File Photo. Proteas wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock has been named as the CSA Cricketer of the Year at its annual professional awards on Saturday evening. De Kock, who replaced Faf du Plessis as the new skipper in the limited-overs formats, edged fast bowlers Lungi Ngidi and Anrich Nortje for the…
Photo Credit:Bradley Collyer. Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka celebrated signing a new long-term contract by helping Arsenal deliver a blow to Wolverhampton Wanderers' hopes of Champions League football next season. Mikel Arteta's side made it three successive league victories thanks to Saka's first half strike and a late Alexandre Lacazette goal…
Photo Credit:Reuters. Manchester United momentarily moved into the top four following an entertaining 5-2 victory over relegation-threatened Bournemouth. United had to come from behind to secure the three points but ran out comfortable winners in the end to leapfrog Chelsea in the table ahead of the Blues' match against Watford.…
Photo Credit:Mercedes. Valtteri Bottas beat Lewis Hamilton to pole position as Mercedes dominated qualifying at the Austrian Grand Prix. Mercedes seemed unbeatable as the season re-started after a four-month delay as a result of the coronavirus. The cars, painted black this year to reflect Mercedes' support for anti-racism, were half…
Andy Muirhead had a score just three minutes into the game. Photo Credit: Getty Images. The Brumbies have delivered on their favourites tag coming into the Super Rugby AU reboot, seeing off the Rebels 31-23 in an intriguing clash in Canberra. The home side raced out of the gates to…
Lionel Messi is set to quit Barcelona in 2021 when his contract ends, according to reports. Messi could end up making a sensational move to Juventus to play alongside old rival Cristiano Ronaldo next summer, amid reports that the Argentine is unhappy at the Nou Camp. With the Catalan giants…
File image of Wilson Kipsang of Kenya.Photo Credit:IAAF. Two-time London Marathon winner Wilson Kipsang has been handed a four-year ban for anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs). The violations include the Kenyan former world record holder using a fake photo of a traffic accident to justify one of four missed whereabouts appointments.…
File Photo. Leroy Sane has completed his £54.8m transfer from Manchester City to Bayern Munich. The Germany international passed the second part of his medical on Thursday morning, before returning to Bayern's training centre to finalise his move. Bayern apologised to Manchester City following the publication of photographs showing Sane…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Clinical Manchester City put four past premier league champions Liverpool after guard of honour. Goals from Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (og) saw a surprise result at the Etihad Stadium. Pre-match, Liverpool walked out to a half-hearted guard of honour from City…
File Photo. Sheffield United picked up their first win since the Premier League restarted as they produced a hugely impressive display against Tottenham Hotspur. Sander Berge opened his account for the club with a neat finish in the first half, completing a fine, attacking move by the hosts. Harry Kane…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Andriy Yarmolenko's last-gasp winner settled an eventful London derby with Chelsea and delivered a huge boost to West Ham United's hopes of avoiding relegation. Chelsea are now just two points ahead of Manchester United and on equal games having squandered the chance to put some distance between…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Former Springbok hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle’s lawyer said there may be legal grounds on which he can appeal his long-term ban for doping. Ralepelle was handed an eight-year ban by an independent doping tribunal panel after testing positive for a banned anabolic substance last year. The 32-year-old, who…
Photo Credit:Reuters. Cricket South Africa (CSA) has signed a three-year deal with Betway as its new Test and One Day International (ODI) series sponsor,which was previously held by Sunfoil (Tests) and Momentum (ODIs). Betway marketing manager David Rachidi confirmed to Sport24 that the deal was signed in the last two…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Arsenal boosted their chances of securing European football for next season with a comprehensive 4-0 win over relegation-threatened Norwich. The Gunners again benefited from some poor goalkeeping as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang capitalised on Tim Krul's error to open the scoring before Granit Xhaka finished a fine move to…
Another year, another milestone for Lionel Messi. His 700th career goal - coming just over 14 months after netting for the 600th time for Barcelona - means he joins a select group. According to data from Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation, Messi is now one of seven players to have reached the…
Photo Credit:AFP. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have confirmed the postponement of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations and a number of other continental competitions. In a virtual meeting held by the CAF executive committee, changes were made by the football body in response to the impact of the…
Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic will join Barcelona at the end of the season in a swap deal with Brazil international Arthur Melo. The 30-year-old will move to the Camp Nou on a four-year deal once the current, delayed season has been completed. The two clubs earlier confirmed that Brazilian international…
Photo Credit:Mercedes. Mercedes will run a new black livery in Formula 1 in 2020 as a signal of their commitment to greater diversity and inclusion in motorsport. Silver had been the company's colour scheme in racing since the 1930s. Mercedes said the Black Lives Matter movement had "shone a searching…
Real Madrid are two points clear at the top of La Liga after grinding out a victory at bottom club Espanyol. Casemiro scored the only goal as he latched onto Karim Benzema's brilliant no-look backheel through the legs of defender Bernardo Espinosa before firing home. The Brazilian had earlier gone…
File Photo. Manchester City will play Arsenal in the semi-final of the FA Cup. Manchester United will play Chelsea in the other semi-final. United earned the first semi-final spot last night when a late extra-time goal got them past Norwich City. Arsenal also needed a late goal - this time…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Ross Barkley's second-half goal was enough to send Chelsea into the FA Cup semi-finals, beating Leicester 1-0 at the King Power Stadium. The result will come as a relief for Frank Lampard after a sloppy first half in which Leicester took advantage of Chelsea's errors but could…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. An injury-time winner from Dani Ceballos saw Arsenal beat Sheffield United 2-1 at Bramall Lane to reach the FA Cup semi-finals. The Blades looked to have forced extra time when David McGoldrick capitalised on an error at the back to level the contest after 87 minutes, cancelling…
File Photo. SAFA chief medical officer Dr Thulani Ngwenya has explained the process that needs to be followed in order for competitive football action to resume. The PSL was earlier this week issued clearance to proceed with their plans to return to training and competition in a biologically safe environment…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Pep Guardiola confirmed that Manchester City's players will give new Premier League champions Liverpool a guard of honour at Etihad Stadium on Thursday. City's 2-1 defeat at Chelsea on Thursday ended their two-year reign as champions, with Liverpool holding a now unassailable 23-point lead with seven games…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said his main focus is to ensure the squad that delivered the Merseyside club's first top-flight title in three decades is not broken up in the near future. Liverpool's 30-year wait for their 19th English top-flight title ended on Thursday after second-placed Manchester…
Photo Credit:@ighalojude. Manchester United beat Norwich 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup at Carrow Road on Saturday. Odion Ighalo fired the visitors into the lead early in the second half, but Todd Cantwell equalised in the 75th minute for Norwich. Timm Klose was sent off in the 89th…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Further to the complaint by Ntambi Ravele that SASCOC’s erstwhile attorneys conducted themselves unethically during the arbitration proceedings which prejudiced her case, a meeting was convened by the Arbitrator and all parties on Wednesday 24 June 2020, where submissions were made as to why the Arbitrator should…
Barcelona saw their LaLiga title hopes hit by a late Iago Aspas free-kick in an entertaining 2-2 draw away to Celta Vigo. Luis Saurez headed the opener after 20 minutes at the far post following a well-worked free-kick as Lionel Messi curled a ball into his path with Celta expecting…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images.. Two of South Africa’s most celebrated football figures have joined hands with Betway South Africa in a bid to plough back to their communities. Recently retired star Daine Klate, alongside the evergreen Reneilwe Letsholonyane, have partnered with the leading sports betting and entertainment company as part of…
Photo Credit:AP. Arjen Robben is going to attempt a playing comeback with his hometown club FC Groningen. The 36-year-old - who was capped 96 times by the Netherlands - announced his retirement almost a year ago after a 19-year professional career which started in Groningen's academy. Robben played for PSV,…
Photo Credit:AP. Bayern Munich ended their Bundesliga campaign in an emphatic manner by scoring four past Wolfsburg. Kingsley Coman and Michael Cuisance scored in the first half, while Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski found the net in the second half. Having clinched an eighth straight title 11 days earlier, Bayern…
Photo Credit:Veli Nhlapo Neil Tovey will not have his contract as technical director of SAFA renewed at the end of June amid conflicting reports about the decision. South African Football Association (Safa) spokesperson Dominic Chimhavi said health was the main reason behind letting the skipper of the 1996 Cup of…
Sevilla missed out on an opportunity to move up to third in La Liga when they were held to a fourth consecutive draw in a 1-1 stalemate against visiting Real Valladolid. A late Lucas Ocampos penalty for the hosts cancelled out Kiko Olivas's first-half opener as Sevilla, who have 54…
Photo Credit:Juventus. Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 23rd goal of the season as Juventus moved seven points clear at the top of Serie A with victory over 10-man Lecce. Juventus, bidding for their ninth successive Italian title, moved to 69 points after 28 games. The visitors had Fabio Lucioni sent off…
Sixteen NBA players have tested positive for coronavirus, with the season set to resume on 30 July. Tests were carried out on 302 players on Tuesday. The 16 who tested positive will remain in self-isolation and will have to be cleared by a physician before they can return to training.…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Liverpool were crowned champions of England for the first time in 30 years after Manchester City lost to Chelsea. Only a win for City at Stamford Bridge would have allowed them to hold on to the Premier League trophy for a little longer and their two-season reign…
Photo Credit:Muzi Ntombela. Chippa United confirmed that their interim coach Rhulani Mokwena is leaving the club. Mokwena joined the Chilli Boys on-loan from Orlando Pirates earlier this year, and he was expected to continue until the end of the season. However, while Chippa United chairman Siviwe Mpengesi indicated that he…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Sport, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has approved plans for the resumption of football. “The plans of the Premier Soccer League have been approved, considering the mitigation strategies and plans in relation to the level 3 risk adjusted strategy in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic,” the Ministry…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. World No.1 Novak Djokovic is among four players who have tested positive for COVID-19 following their participation in the Adria Tour, an exhibition series. Djokovic confirmed that he and his wife Jelena had tested positive for the virus. Grigor Dimitrov,Borna Coric and Vikto Troicki who also played…
Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed that two players have tested positive for Covid-19 after 70 individuals underwent tests as part of return to train protocols. Chiefs made the announcement that the positive players will go into self-isolation for two weeks, though at this stage they are showing no symptoms of the…
Photo Credit:AP. Burnley are "ashamed and embarrassed" by a banner reading 'White Lives Matter Burnley' that was towed by an aeroplane over Etihad Stadium during Monday's match against Manchester City. The aircraft circled over the stadium just after kick-off in City's 5-0 win. Burnley and City players and staff had…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The US PGA Championship will go ahead on its rescheduled date in August but without spectators present. The event at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco was moved from its original date of 14-17 May to 6-9 August because of the coronavirus pandemic. It will be the…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Liverpool edged closer to the title despite a drab Merseyside derby draw at Everton. The Reds went into the match, their first competitive match in 103 days, knowing a victory would allow them to secure their first league title in 30 years on Wednesday with a win…
Photo Credit: Lee Warren. The South African Football Association (SAFA) National Executive Committee (NEC) held an Extraordinary Meeting at SAFA House on Saturday, 20 June 2020 where it made a number of key resolutions. Among the key decisions were pronouncements on the SAFA National Women’s League, the NEC decided that…
File - In this Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Barcelona's head coach Quique Setien, right, salutes Betis' head coach Rubi during La Liga soccer match between Betis and Barcelona at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville, Spain. Real Betis has fired coach Rubi after the teams third consecutive setback…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Sadio Mane has sparked fears within Anfield that he could be ready to move out this summer. The £150 million-rated ($A270m) Senegalese star, 28, has yet to offer any indication that he will sign a new deal offered him nine months ago. And boss Jurgen Klopp is…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. The arbitration of the dispute between Ntambi Ravele and Barry Hendricks relating to him having allegedly conspired with the President of Tennis SA, Gavin Crookes to prejudice her from standing for election for the SASCOC Presidency, has reached an advanced stage of finalization. The arbitrator was about…
Photo Credit:AP. Robert Lewandowski scored twice for Bayern Munich and Erling Braut Haaland netted a double for Borussia Dortmund as both sides recorded victories in the round of Bundesliga games. Bayern, who had secured the title in their previous match, won 3-1 at home against Freiburg. Dortmund guaranteed themselves second…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Paul Pogba returned to action for first time since 26 December to win the late penalty that earned Manchester United a crucial point at Tottenham Hotspur. Pogba, who had not played for almost six months because of an ankle injury that needed surgery, emerged as a second-half…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Neymar has been ordered to pay his former club Barcelona €6.7m (£6m) after losing his court case over an unpaid signing bonus. The 28-year-old, who left Barca to join Paris Saint-Germain for a world record £198m fee in 2017, claims he was owed an unpaid loyalty bonus…
Photo Credit:Bidvest Wits. Bidvest Wits have finally confirmed they have reached an agreement for the sale of their franchise to Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM). This was done by virtue of a statement to the press this morning, although the sale still has to be ratified by the Premier Soccer League…
Ivano Ficalbi (left), chief executive of the PGA of South Africa, welcomes Jimmy Headbush, founder and Managing Director of Endaweni Media, as the promoter of the PGA Championship.PGA of South Africa/Supplied The PGA of South Africa is embarking on a new plan of growth for the PGA Championship, South Africa's…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester City secured a comfortable victory behind closed doors on the first night of the Premier League's return. Arsenal's David Luiz was sent off in a performance riddled with mistakes,who came on as a first-half substitute, failed to clear the ball just before half-time and Raheem Sterling…
Photo Credit:IAAF. Reigning world 100m champion Christian Coleman has been provisionally suspended over a missed drugs test. Coleman, who won the 100-meter title at last year's world championships and had been the early favorite for the Olympic gold medal at the Tokyo Games, was temporarily banned from competition by the…
Seventeen-year-old Ansu Fati scored his fifth La Liga goal of the season as Barcelona extended their lead at the top with victory over Leganes. The Guinea-Bissau forward produced a clinical finish at an empty Nou Camp before Lionel Messi doubled the lead from the penalty spot. Messi's 699th goal for…
This season's Champions League and Europa League competitions will be completed in August with 'final eight' tournaments in Portugal and Germany. The Women's Champions League will take place in northern Spain. Uefa competitions were suspended in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. The quarterfinals and semifinals will be staged over…
Photo Credit:PSL. The Premier Soccer League have confirmed that Free State Stars owner Mike Mokeona has passed away. Mokoena has a long history in the South African game, with his club one of the founding members of the National Soccer League in 1985, and a regular member of the top-flight…
A runner completes the 2019 Soweto Marathon. Picture: @CityofJoburgZA/Twitter. A thorough review of the Covid-19 health risks posed by large events and gatherings have left the organisers and sponsors of the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon 2020 with no choice but to cancel the event this year. Calling off South Africa’s…
Photo Credit:Premier League. A Norwich City player is one of two positive coronavirus results found in the Premier League's latest round of testing, the club confirmed. "Norwich City can confirm that one of its players has returned a positive test result following the recent round of COVID-19 testing," a statement…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. World number one Novak Djokovic won his opening match of the Adria Tour, as elite men's tennis returned for the first time since being suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Serb, 33, cruised past compatriot Viktor Troicki 4-1 4-1 in Belgrade in just 34 minutes. Djokovic…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Bayern Munich found a late winner to see off Borussia Monchengladbach and move to within one win of another Bundesliga title. A nice combination from Pavard and Goretzka clinched the victory and only a inconceivable disaster could deny them claiming an eighth straight Bundesliga title. Bayern were…
Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi are set to feature for Barcelona as the La Liga leaders return to action at Mallorca. The league's coronavirus suspension has given Suarez, 33, time to recover after the Uruguayan striker underwent surgery on his right knee in January. Top scorer Messi had a thigh…
Cricket South Africa CEO Thabang Moroe. Picture: @OfficialCSA/Twitter. Cricket South Africa’s Board of Directors issued a statement stating that Thabang Moroe remains suspended pending the outcome of an independent forensic audit. Moroe was suspended in early December 2019 on allegations of misconduct and he has spent the last six months…
Photo Credit:Mercedes. Formula 1 has confirmed the Japanese, Singapore and Azerbaijan Grands Prix have been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier this month the opening eight races of a revised calendar for the 2020 season were announced, beginning with the Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring in…
Siphiwe Tshabalala (C) of South Africa celebrates scoring the first goal with team mates during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group A match between South Africa and Mexico at Soccer City Stadium on June 11, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Clive Mason). Ten years to the…
Photo Credit:Bidvest Wits FC. Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) have officially sold their GladAfrica Championship franchise. According to the former chairman of the club, Masala Mulaudzi, the buyer took over the ownership of the club with effect from Monday, 1 June. The businessman was speaking on SABC radio station Phalaphala FM …
World Rugby has announced the qualification process for the 2023 World Cup in France aimed at promoting a “genuine opportunity” for all unions, the game’s global body said. Twelve teams — South Africa, England, New Zealand, Wales, Japan, France, Australia, Ireland, Scotland, Italy, Argentina and Fiji — have already qualified…
Photo Credit:@Orlandopirates. Orlando Pirates have announced that midfielder Ben Motshwari has full recovered from COVID-19. Motshwari became the first Premier Soccer League player to contract the coronavirus, having reportedly been infected while shopping. "Orlando Pirates Football Club is pleased to announce that Ben Motshwari has fully recovered from Covid-19. Motshwari…
Photo Credit:Premier League. There were no positive results for coronavirus from 1,195 tests in the latest round of Premier League testing. The sixth round of twice-weekly screening of players and club staff took place on 4 and 5 June. The Premier League - suspended since 13 March - is set…
File Photo. Conor McGregor announced that he has retired from fighting - for the third time in four years. Ireland's former two-weight UFC champion, 31, has a record of 22 wins and four defeats. His last fight, in January 2020, saw him beat American fan favourite Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone in…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. World number one Novak Djokovic has said participating in the US Open would be an impossible task due to the "extreme" COVID-19 protocols in place for the tournament at Flushing Meadows. The US Open, scheduled to begin on August 31, will be the first Grand Slam to…
Photo Credit: Getty Images. Bayern Munich came from a goal down to ease past hosts Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 and remain firmly on course to win the Bundesliga title with four games remaining. Lucas Alario fired in after 10 minutes as Leverkusen, without the injured Kai Havertz, scored with the first…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Michael Jordan announced that he will donate $100m (£78m) to groups fighting for racial equality and social justice. The NBA legend said in a statement that he and his Jordan Brand would distribute the money over 10 years. The money will go to a number of organisations…
Photo Credit:Premier League. The 2019/20 Premier League season restarts this month. The top-flight was forced to be suspended for several weeks but is now scheduled to resume on June 17. There are 92 fixtures left to be played this term with Liverpool closing in on the title. Here are some…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The rest of the NBA season is set to be played at Florida's Disney World Resort from 31 July. The season was suspended on 11 March because of coronavirus measures. Thirteen Western Conference teams and nine Eastern Conference teams will contest eight games each to determine seedings…
The Virtual Sunshine Tour (VST) will be taking it to the next level this weekend in a first for South African professional golf – a virtual golf knockout tournament. The VST Knockout powered by Gauteng Provincial Government will feature a total of eight golfers from the Sunshine Tour and Sunshine…
Photo Credit:BackpagePix. Kaizer Chiefs’ appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in the matter involving the transfer of Andriamirado ‘Dax’ Andrianamimanana from Malagasy side Fosa Juniors will be heard on September 9. Chiefs have been banned from signing any new players in the next two transfer windows, while…
Absa and the Premier Soccer League (PSL) will be ending their sponsorship relationship of the Absa Premiership when the sponsorship contract expires at the end of the current season. Absa had a 16-year relationship with football in South Africa, 13 of which have been as sponsor of the Absa Premiership…
Photocap: Cape Town City players turned to technology to learn some new skills during lockdown. Social media is replete with videos of athletes and ordinary people resorting to extraordinarily innovative ways to stay on top of their game during lockdown. Six Cape Town City players did just that, but rather…
The Covid19 pandemic sent the world in a spin. For sports, sports companies and athlete’s themselves, it’s become a time of adapt or die: Innovate in order to survive. Fondly tagged the #InItTogether, the Unity Ultra run will take place over the weekend of the Winter Solstice of 20 and…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Mamelodi Sundowns have confirmed long-term deals for key players Thapelo Morena and Gaston Sirino, who have signed new contracts to keep them at the club until 2025. The duo have emerged as important players for coach Pitso Mosimane in the last few seasons, and he will be…
As the curtain closes on yet another action-packed KFC Mini-Cricket season, KFC takes this time to reflect on the key moments that continue to set the grassroot programme apart. Whether it’s the dedicated mini-cricketers batting and bowling at a Provincial festival held in Umtata or Benoni, or the heart-warming moments…
Photo Credit: Lee Warren. SAFA have provided an update following the Joint Liaison Commitee's proposal for the return to play, following the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa issuing the green light in his address o Saturday. Safa said today's meeting adopted the report and protocol from the…
Photo Credit:@ighalojude. Forward Odion Ighalo has extended his loan deal at Manchester United until January 2021. Ighalo, 30, joined United in January from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua, initially until 31 May. There is no option for the Premier League club to buy the Nigeria international. Official announcement on…
Photo Credit:Skysports. French champions Paris St-Germain have signed striker Mauro Icardi for 60m euros (£54m) from Inter Milan. The 27-year-old Argentina international joined PSG in September on a season-long loan with a buy-out option. The new deal means he will be at the French side until June 2024. Icardi scored…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Robert Lewandowski scored a brace as Bayern Munich moved three wins from the Bundesliga title with a 5-0 demolition of Fortuna Dusseldorf. Lewandowski netted his 28th league goal of the season moments before the break to end a stunning move of one-touch football, and doubled his tally…
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