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The next LaLiga season will begin on September 12 if the organisers' bid to complete the current campaign after a three-month pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic goes to plan, president Javier Tebas has said. Having received government approval last weekend, LaLiga is set to start up again on June…
Photo Credit:Premier League. The Premier League season is set to restart on 17 June with Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal. A full round of fixtures would then be played on the weekend of 19-21 June. There are 92 matches still to play, and the first…
The European Tour has announced a new date for the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player as part of its revised 2020 schedule. 'Africa's Major' is one of four rescheduled Rolex Series events and is now scheduled for December 3-6 at the Gary Player Country Club in Sun City.…
Blackburn captain Elliott Bennett and two unnamed Fulham players have tested positive for coronavirus in the latest round of testing in the Championship. Rovers said midfielder Bennett, 31, was "asymptomatic and feeling no ill effects". Across Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 1,030 players and staff were tested, with three positive results…
Photo Credit:Mercedes. The 2020 Dutch Grand Prix has been cancelled because of the global coronavirus pandemic. The race, which was set to return to the Formula 1 calendar for the first time since 1985, was due to be held on 3 May but was initially postponed. "We were completely ready…
Image Supplied. The Virtual Sunshine Tour (VST) is crossing the digital divide this weekend as Sunshine Ladies Tour professional Casandra Hall takes on Sunshine Tour professional and 2019 RAM Cape Town Open champion Benjamin Follett-Smith in a mixed online golf gaming showdown. And Hall is ready to break the Internet…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Premier League clubs have unanimously voted to resume contact training as 'Project Restart' moves to phase two. Players will be able to "train as a group and engage in tackling while minimising unnecessary close contact," a statement said. Discussions continue on plans to resume the season when…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Highlands Park have confirmed that they have parted ways with Zimbabwe international striker Tendai Ndoro. No reason was given for the player’s exit, except to say that it was “amicable”. “Highlands Park confirms the amicable parting of ways with Tendai Ndoro following a meeting between both parties…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Bayern Munich move seven points clear with a hard-fought win away from home at second-placed Borussia Dortmund,with six games left. Joshua Kimmich's wonderful chip from 20 yards gave Bayern the lead just before half-time after both sides had efforts cleared off the line. Dortmund brought on England's…
The president of the Haitian Football Federation, Yves Jean-Bart, has been suspended from his post for 90 days. The governing body of world football, Fifa, took the step after allegations emerged that he coerced teenage female players into having sex with him. He allegedly threatened the girls with losing their…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning beat Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady in a charity golf match which raised $20m (£16.4m) for coronavirus relief efforts in the United States. "I take my hat off to Tom and Peyton," said Woods. "This is our arena, this is what we…
Photo Credit:@afcbournemouth. A Bournemouth player was one of two people working for Premier League clubs who tested positive for Covid-19 following a second batch of testing, the club said on Sunday. Bournemouth did not disclose the player's identity but said he would self isolate for seven days in line with…
Photo Credit:Premier League. Two new cases of coronavirus, at two separate clubs, have been found in the latest round of Premier League tests - taking the overall total to eight. Tests took place on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of last week, with 996 players and club staff tested. A statement…
Photo Credit: Getty Images. Bayern Munich beat Eintracht Frankfurt 5-2 at home, while Dortmund beat Wolfsburg 2-0 away from home earlier in the day. Bayern takes a four-point lead over Dortmund into Tuesday's match between the two teams.Both the sides looked dangerous and sloppy today but both the German giants…
Spain's prime minister Pedro Sanchez has given a green light that La Liga can resume behind closed doors from 8 June. La Liga players this week started training in groups of no more than 10. "Spain has done what it should and now new horizons are opening for everyone. The…
Photo Credit:@BlackYellow. Bundesliga returned for its second round of fixtures after the season was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic. Borussia Dortmund kept the heat on Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich with a 2-0 win at 10-man Wolfsburg on Saturday. A sixth straight league victory for Dortmund was not nearly as…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. NBA legend Patrick Ewing has revealed that he has tested positive for coronavirus. The New York Knicks great, who played 17 seasons as a centre in the NBA, is currently the head coach of the Georgetown University men's team. He was an 11-time All-Star and two-time Olympic…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has become the highest paid female athlete in the world, topping American great Serena Williams. According to the Forbes magazine, Osaka earned $37.4 million in the last 12 months from prize money and endorsements, $1.4 million more than Williams, setting an all-time…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Bloemfotein Celtics owner Max Tshabalala has denied claims that He intends to sell the club,He responded with the following statement. There are currently rumours that the club has been sold and that has caused panic to our players, staff, supporters and sponsors. All the news and articles…
Photo Credit: Lee Warren. SAFA welcomes the opportunity for engagement from the English Football Association and it will participate in the discussions with the English FA whose experience will be invaluable in our attempt to find solutions to South African challenges. According to SAFA,the English Football Association has written to…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) has declared financial support to clubs from the COVID-19 Relief Fund after declaring the 2019/20 football season “null and void” due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Real de Banjul who were top of the first division league, after 14 round of matches, would…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Chelsea will allow N'Golo Kante to stay away from training because of coronavirus fears - even if it means missing the rest of the season. The French midfielder, 29, returned to limited training on Tuesday at the club's Cobham base.But he has since decided to train at…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Kaizer Chiefs and Leonardo Castro have reached an agreement to extend their relationship with a further two years, ending on 30 June 2022. An ecstatic Castro said “Thank you so much. I am very happy with the Chairman Kaizer Motaung and Club. I am also grateful to…
File Photo. The famous San Siro in Milan is set to be replaced by a new stadium after Italy's heritage authority raised no objections to its demolition. AC Milan and Inter Milan share the venue, which was built in 1926. Although approval from heritage authorities is not the final decision,…
Manchester United say the coronavirus pandemic has cost them an initial £28m - and expect the final figure to be far higher. United revealed their third-quarter results to 31 March on Thursday. Chief financial officer Cliff Baty said they are set to hand back £20m in TV revenue to broadcasters…
File photo of African Rainbow Minerals founder and executive chairperson Patrice Motsepe. Photo:AFP. Mamelodi Sundowns boss Patrice Motsepe holds a media briefing on the latest developments at the football club. The Premier Soccer League season has been suspended until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Coach Pitso Mosimane has…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Tottenham Hotspur are investigating after defender Serge Aurier appeared to breach coronavirus social-distancing rules for the third time. The Ivory Coast right-back, 27, posted a photo on social media of himself and a barber after getting a haircut. Hairdressers will open from 4 July at the earliest…
There were six positive tests for coronavirus across three Premier League clubs on Sunday and Monday, as the top flight prepares to resume in June. The tests are being done as part of a process designed to allow matches to restart in June. The league said in a statement: “The…
Photo Credit:Premier League. Premier League clubs have agreed to stage one of the return to training protocols which allows teams to start training in small groups from Tuesday. Clubs voted unanimously on the decision at Monday's "Project Restart" meeting. In a statement, the Premier League said: "This first stage has…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Rory McIlroy delivered the big-money shot as live golf returned to television for a Skins game that raised more than $US5 million ($7.8m) for coronavirus relief funds. The world number one was partnering Dustin Johnson in a skins game against Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff at Seminole…
Golden Arrows defender Nkanyiso Mngwengwe. Picture:Gallo Images. Former Golden Arrows captain Nkanyiso Mngwengwe has sadly passed away at his home on Monday. According to his brother, Mphathi, the former Arrows captain died upon admission at a hospital due to heart failure. “It’s hard, my brother. He woke up this morning…
Photo Credit:SNS Group. Celtic have been confirmed as Scottish Premiership champions for the ninth season in a row - and Hearts relegated - after the SPFL ended the season. The decision was taken at a board meeting on Monday after the 12 clubs agreed at the end of last week…
Photo Credit:AP. Robert Lewandowski and Benjamin Pavard scored in either side of the break to seal all three points for Bayern Munich. The defending champions reclaim a four-point lead at the top of the table. Lewandowski scored his 40th goal of the season when he converted a penalty just before…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) disassociate itself from media reports suggesting that SASCOC has cast doubt over the possibility of any team sports resuming in the near future in the wake of the Corona Virus (COVID-19). SASCOC Acting President, Aleck Skhosana said “In…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Uefa president Aleksander Cerefin has provided a "concrete plan" for finishing the European season "in August". The quarter-finals and semi-finals are expected to be played over two legs. The head of European football's governing body told BeIN Sports: "As things look now, I'm sure that we can…
In light of growing concerns and evolving nature of COVID-19 pandemic, leading to the suspension of football activities across the continent, CAF has resolved to accelerate the payment of final tranche of financial rewards to participating clubs in CAF Interclub competitions for the 2019/20 season. The distribution, which has since…
DR Congo is the latest African country to cancel its football season before completion as chances of concluding remain uncertain due to coronavirus pandemic. The Executive Committee of the DR Congo Football Association met on Wednesday,13 May 2020 in Kinshasa and made the painstaking decision to end its competitions. The…
Photo Credit:@BlackYellow. Germany's Bundesliga has resumed although clashes will be without spectators until the end of the season. Borussia Dortmund defeated the Schalke 4–0. Football is back. pic.twitter.com/BMm7sBkIM8 — Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) May 16, 2020 The club now ranked second with 54 points and one point behind Bayern Munich, who…
Photo Credit: Lee Warren. The South African Football Association (Safa) has hit back at former chief executive officer (CEO), Dennis Mumble, saying that he has made “contradictory statements in respect to events during and after his tenure as Safa CEO.” Last week, Mumble submitted a document to the association’s national…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. A post-mortem examination of the helicopter crash that killed basketball star Kobe Bryant has ruled blunt force trauma as the cause of death for all nine victims. The 180-page report also found that the pilot, 50-year-old Ara Zobayan, tested negative for drugs and alcohol. The cause of…
File Image. Germany's Bundesliga will be the first major football league in Europe to resume after a two-month break due to the coronavirus pandemic, despite many fans opposing the resumption of the season. The Bundesliga, however, will not be the same when it restarts on Saturday with no children to…
Photo Credit:Comrades Marathon. Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) Board and KwaZulu-Natal Athletics (KZNA), Athletics South Africa has announced the cancellation of the 2020 Comrades Marathon. ASA President Aleck Skhosana said: “Cancelling what would have been the 95th edition of the Comrades Marathon was a long and arduous decision to make. "With…
The Sunshine Tour has grown its digital footprint and is busy reaching a new community of golf fans through its pioneering Sunshine Tour Virtual Golf Challenge. The Tour launched its online gaming presence with great success during the national lockdown, and in the absence of live golf as a result…
Photo Credit:Mercedes. Daniel Ricciardo is to race for McLaren in 2021, taking the seat of Carlos Sainz, who will move to Ferrari. The double switch was announced by both teams on Thursday morning in a series of press releases. Ricciardo will partner Lando Norris, while Sainz is to replace four-time…
Kaizer Motaung. Picture: @KaizerChiefs/Twitter. Kaizer Chiefs chairman Kaizer Motaung has urged local coaches to up-skill themselves and praised the likes of Pitso Mosimane and Gavin Hunt who have earned high level coaching qualifications. Motaung, who is known to prefer overseas coaches to lead his side, with the hiring of Steve…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Agustin Pichot has resigned from his role on the World Rugby Council after his defeat by Sir Bill Beaumont in the election for World Rugby chairman. Pichot, 45, had served as Beaumont's vice-chairman for the past four years. He said in a statement: "As of today, I…
The South African Football Association (SAFA) and National Soccer League (NSL) have set up a joint task-team to pave a way for professional football to resume as they prepare to petition government to allow matches behind closed doors. The two organisations met in Johannesburg on Tuesday to discuss health issues…
Photo Credit: AFP. The PGA of America confirmed that Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma will stage the 2030 PGA Championship. PGA had already stated in 2017 that Southern Hills would host its fifth PGA Championship but did not confirm the year of the tournament. Southern Hills has staged…
Photo Credit:Ferrari. Sebastian Vettel’s future in Formula 1 beyond the end of 2020 has been thrown into doubt after it was announced the German and Ferrari will part ways at the end of the year. Vettel and Ferrari have been in talks for several months about an extension, with Team…
Photo Credit: Premier League. The Premier League says it has listened to the objections of some clubs to the use of neutral grounds if the season resumes and will support them in putting those views to the authorities. Chief executive Richard Masters said the organisation was in an "ongoing dialogue"…
Photo Credit:Atalanta FC. Atalanta midfielder Andrea Rinaldi has died aged 19 after suffering a brain aneurysm on Friday while training at home during the coronavirus lockdown. Rinaldi was part of the youth system at Atalanta and had been on loan at Serie D side Legnano this season. "Always available and…
The UK government has announced that no professional sport, even behind closed doors, will be staged in England until 1 June at the earliest. The government has published a 50-page guidance document detailing how England will begin to ease lockdown measures. Step two of that plan - which will not…
La Liga president Javier Tebas hopes Spain’s top flight will restart on 12 June. Tebas confirmed all matches will take place without spectators, as will be the case when Germany's Bundesliga restarts next week, and he said the league was working on ways to add to the atmosphere although he…
The Premier League trophy. Picture: Action Images. A third Brighton Hove and Albion player has tested positive for coronavirus. The unnamed player, who will now self isolate for 14 days, was tested on Saturday - two other players tested positive earlier in the pandemic. Brighton players have been training individually…
Lionel Messi poses after winning his record sixth Ballon d'Or. (Photo: Twitter/@francefootball). The Ballon d'Or has been football's most prestigious individual award since its inception in 1956. Initially open to Europeans, all players at European clubs became eligible in 1995, before all players from around the world were considered from…
Live coverage of the ePremier League Invitational semi-finals and final as players and celebrity fans from all 20 Premier League clubs compete for the honour of being the second ePL Invitational champion. Match 1 - Keinan Davis (Aston Villa) v James Maddison (Leicester City). Match 2 - Max Aarons (Norwich…
Photo Credit:Premier League. Watford have followed Brighton and Aston Villa in opposing the use of neutral venues in the Premier League's proposed Project Restart plan. Hornets chairman and chief executive Scott Duxbury said it would compromise fairness and sporting integrity. It is understood Premier League clubs are not planning to…
Photo Credit: Lee Warren. The South African Football Association (SAFA) has announced the appointment of Advocate Tebogo Motlanthe as the new Acting CEO of the organisation. The appointment of Advocate Motlanthe (39) is with immediate effect,He takes over the vacancy left by Gay Mokoena who quit last month. Mokoena had…
Photo Credit: Liverpool Football Club. Teams will be allowed to use five substitutes when the season resumes after a Fifa proposal to help with fixture congestion was approved. The change applies to competitions due to be completed within this calendar year, and the decision on whether to implement the changes…
Photo Credit:AP. Serie A club confirmed that it's entire first-team squad have given negative results in testing for the coronavirus. Almost Serie A clubs have re-started training on an individual basis this week following a two-month stoppage due to the coronavirus pandemic and all players and staff are subject to…
Photo Credit: AFP. Four-time heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield says he’s prepared to fight Mike Tyson a third time if the money is right. Holyfield, 57, has followed Tyson, 53, in announcing a comeback to the ring for exhibition matches. That raises the possibility of the two continuing their heated…
Photo Credit: Gallo Images. The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) has acknowledged comments and concerns raised by the joint sitting of the Portfolio Committee on Sports, Arts and Culture, and the Select Committee on Education, Technology, Sports, Arts and Culture at the virtual meeting held on 6…
Photo Credit:@Orlandopirates. Orlando Pirates have confirmed that Ben Motshwari has tested positive for coronavirus. He becomes the first local footballer to test positive for the virus. The 29-year-old will now be in isolation for the next two weeks. "Ben was presented with flu-like symptoms last week and after undergoing tests,…
File Image. Chancellor Angela Merkel has confirmed that the German Bundesliga season can resume this month. It will become the first major league in Europe to return to competition, with a date for resumption to be confirmed by the German Football League (DFL) on Thursday. All matches will be played…
Image Supplied. AmaZulu Football Club have confirmed the passing of club legend, Thulani Cedric ‘Sugar Ray’ Xulu. General Manager at Usuthu, Lunga Sokhela, confirmed that Xulu has passed away on Monday around 5pm at Marainhilll Hospital. Born in Clermont in December 1939, Xulu had the honour of having a stadium…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. SA Rugby president Mark Alexander has dismissed media reports that the 2021 British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa could be under threat of cancellation because of Covid-19. According to BBC,SA Rugby said it starting to examine the possibility of the 2021 British and Irish Lions…
Chad Le Clos. Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka. The governing body of world swimming said on Monday,the postponed World Swimming Championships will be held in Fukuoka on May 13-29, 2022. The date was moved back a year after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed from 2020 until 2021. The swimming championships had…
Photo Credit: GCIS. The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture’s COVID-19 Relief Fund has come to the rescue of 293 financially distressed athletes, Minister Nathi Mthethwa announced on Monday. This comes after a R150 million Relief Fund was announced to assist artists, athletes, technical personnel and the core ecosystem of…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. FIFA vice-president Victor Montagliani has said that moving the European soccer season to the calendar year is a “possibility to be discussed” in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic which has brought football to a standstill around the world. In an interview with Italy’s Radio Sportiva, Montagliani,…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 28, has hinted he could quit Manchester City if their Champions League ban is upheld. ( Manchester Evening News) Real Madrid are preparing a £70m bid for 27-year-old Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba. The France international has told the Premier League club…
Marcel van der Merwe © AFP . The Blue Bulls have confirmed the signing of former Springbok prop Marcel van der Merwe. Van der Merwe spent two-and-a-half years at the Bulls when he joined from the Cheetahs in 2014. He then moved to French giants Toulon after the 2016 Vodacom…
SAFA President Dr Danny Joordan,Photo Credit: Lee Warren. South African Football Association have expressed concern over allegations of vicious and orchestrated campaign that has been levelled against the association and its leadership during the nationwide lockdown. On Friday, a letter was circulated to the Minister of Sport, SAFA officials and…
Photo Credit: Getty Images. Former England captain Sir Bill Beaumont has been re-elected as chairman of World Rugby for another four years. The 68-year-old defeated his deputy, ex-Argentina skipper Agustin Pichot, by 28 votes to 23. French Rugby president Bernard Laporte has been elected as vice-chairman. "I am honoured to…
Getty Images. Boxing Promoter Eddie Hearn has denied negotiations have begun for Anthony Joshua to fight Tyson Fury but admitted preliminary talks have taken place after Saudi Arabia made an offer to stage the unification showdown. Reports claimed that talk are underway that would see Deontay Wilder and Kubrat Pulev…
Photo Credit: Premier League. Premier League clubs were told during a video conference on Friday,that the neutral venues will be the only way to complete the season. "Up to 10 stadiums" would be used to resume the 2019-20 campaign. The Premier League would also need up to 40,000 tests for…
Photo Credit:Playing for 90. Guinea have become the third African country inside 24 hours to declare a premature end to their soccer season in the wake of the covid-19 outbreak, following on the heels of Angola and Kenya. The season, which started in October, had only reached the halfway stage…
Image Courtesy of Getty Images. Players are "scared" about the prospect of returning to action amid the coronavirus pandemic, said Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero. The Premier League has been postponed since March 13 due to the Covid-19 outbreak with June 8 touted as a potential return date. Matches would…
Taking a cue from thousands of KFC Mini-Cricket kids who have found ways to continue to play their favourite game under lockdown, KFC is challenging them to share how they’ve turned their passages into pitches and stoeps into stadia, with Mini’er Cricket. KFC Mini’er Cricket is all about substituting household…
Getty Images. Paris St-Germain have been awarded the Ligue 1 title after it was announced the season would not resume because of the coronavirus pandemic. PSG were 12 points clear at the top of the table, with a game in hand, when French football was suspended indefinitely on 13 March.…
Image Supplied. Sunshine Tour professionals Brandon Stone and Haydn Porteous are preparing for their upcoming virtual golf match against each other exactly as they would for any major tournament. Except that Porteous says his usual pre-round stretching routine might be a little shorter for the time he'll spend in front…
Photo Credit:@PSG Twitter. The Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 seasons will not resume after France banned all sporting events, including behind closed doors, until September. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the 2019-20 sporting season was over as he announced plans to ease France's coronavirus lockdown on 11 May. French football's…
SA Football Association president Danny Jordaan was accused by former acting CEO Gay Mokoena of flouting corporate governance rules. Image: Lee Warren. South African Football Association(SAFA) expressed dissappointment that a confidential letter by former Acting CEO, Gay Mokoena to be tabled and discussed by the NEC, has been circulated to…
The South African Football Association said they will be guided by the government on when the Premier Soccer League may return to complete the 2019-20 season. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced an easing of the country’s lockdown due to the coronavirus from 1 May, but said sports events would remain off…
Image Courtesy of Skysports. Former Liverpool and Republic of Ireland striker Michael Robinson has died at the age of 61.Robinson, who was one of Spain's most recognisable sports broadcasters, was diagnosed with skin cancer in 2018. "With tremendous sadness we tell you about Michael's passing," said a post from Robinson's…
Gallo Images. ASA president Aleck Skhosana‚ Netball South Africa (NSA) president Cecilia Molokwane‚ Free State Rugby president Jerry Segwaba and Northern Cape Sports Confederation head Farrell Moses were given the thumbs up after winning their appeals to stand in the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) elections,Athletics South Africa…
@FIFA.COM. FIFA has proposed giving teams "temporary dispensation" to make five substitutions as a way of dealing with the fixture congestion that will come when football resumes. The majority of leagues worldwide have been halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The substitutions will be allowed in a maximum of three…
Cape Town City chairman, John Comitis, admitted there will be serious implications if the current PSL season doesn’t end. In an exclusive interview with Sport24, Comitis said that he is aware of the financial difficulties ahead for his club due to the coronavirus. Comitis has revealed that some sponsors have…
Image Courtesy of Reuters. Formula 1 boss Chase Carey says he plans to start the season in Austria in July, after France became the latest country to postpone its race. French Grand Prix organisers said on Monday the race at Paul Ricard on 28 June was off because of the…
Getty Images. Everton have labelled Moise Kean's actions “unacceptable” after he flouted coronavirus lockdown restrictions. The striker filmed himself partying at home with guests in a breach of social distancing regulations during the coronavirus pandemic. Kean, who joined from Juventus for a reported £24million last summer, is likely to face…
Image: You-Tube Screengrab. Live coverage of the ePremier League Invitational semi-finals and final as players and celebrity fans from all 20 Premier League clubs prepare to battle for supremacy. Representatives from each team will go head-to-head in EA SPORTS FIFA 20 throughout this week with the final commencing on Saturday…
Getty Images. Chelsea's first-team players will not be taking a pay cut to contribute to the club during the coronavirus pandemic, but will "focus on further supporting other charitable causes". It had been reported that the men's team would take a 10% cut this month. But a statement on the…
@CAOsasuna. Five former directors of Spanish La Liga club Osasuna and two former Real Betis footballers have been handed prison sentences after being found guilty on a series of corruption charges, a Spanish court filing showed on Friday Osasuna's former managing director Angel Vizcay was given the heaviest prison sentence,…
@AFCAjax. The Eredivisie,the top tier of football in the Netherlands has been abandoned for the season with no title winners and no teams relegated. The move comes after the national government banned major events until 1 September because of coronavirus. Dutch football's governing body the KNVB said "it has become…
Bayern Munich celebrate winning the Supercup. Photo: DPA The Bundesliga has secured agreements with rights holder Sky and all but one broadcaster for payments for the rest of the 2019/2020 season that will help keep clubs afloat amid the coronavirus pandemic, German Football League (DFL) CEO Christian Seifert said on…
Image Courtesy of UEFA. Uefa has confirmed that the 2021 Women's European Championship will take place from 6-31 July 2022. The tournament, to be held in England, has been pushed back after the men's European Championship and the Tokyo Olympics were both postponed until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.…
Getty Images. An overseas broadcaster,BeIN Sports has asked the Premier League to BLOCK the proposed takeover of Newcastle United. Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund has agreed a £300million deal for the club in conjunction with financier Amanda Staveley and billionaire property investors David and Simon Reuben. BeIN Sports’ move is…
Image Courtesy of Runnersworld. The Berlin Marathon scheduled for September 27, has been canceled due to coronavirus restrictions. According to an announcement on the race’s event page, the marathon can’t be run as scheduled because of an ordinance set in place by the German government prohibiting all events with more…
@SerieA. Italy's 20 Serie A teams have unanimously agreed they should try and complete the 2019-20 season which is currently at a standstill because of the coronavirus outbreak. "The Serie A general assembly met this morning and confirmed, with a unanimous vote of all 20 clubs connected by video conference,…
Barcelona will sell the naming rights to the Nou Camp for the first time and donate all the revenue to fighting coronavirus. Barca's stadium - which is known as Camp Nou in Catalan - has never had another name since opening in 1957. The La Liga champions have given the…
The Fiji Rugby Union backed Sir Bill Beaumont for re-election as chairman of World Rugby (Mike Egerton/PA). Fiji Rugby Union Chairman Francis Kean has stepped down from the World Rugby Council and withdrawn his nomination for the body's Executive Committee after allegations of discrimination were published by The Sunday Times,…
Gallo Images. AmaZulu have denied media reports linking the club to former Chippa United coach Norman Mapeza. The Zimbabwean tactician walked out on the Chilli Boyz in March despite being praised for the work he was doing at the club, and has since been heavily linked with the vacant hot-seat…
Image Courtesy of Reuters. With the current Premier League season suspended indefinitely amid the coronavirus pandemic, the start date for next season's campaign is unclear. Here is the latest on how clubs are handling season tickets. Liverpool. Liverpool, who are 25 points clear at the top of the table, have …
Image Courtesy of Skysports. Belgium’s coach Robert Martinez said on Sunday that Eden Hazard is recovering well from an ankle surgery. Hazard had the operation in Dallas last month after fracturing his ankle after he was hurt in late February in Real Madrid’s loss to Levante, having only just returned…
Wayne Rooney is England and Manchester United's record goalscorer. Photo:@Waynerooney. Wayne Rooney never considered himself a natural goalscorer, but Manchester United and England's record-breaking striker believes he should have netted even more. Having burst onto the scene with Everton so astonishingly at 16, the forward earned a big-money move to…
In this file photo taken on March 05, 2018 US actor and basketball player Kobe Bryant (R) holds an oscar beside his wife Vanessa Laine Bryant during the 90th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California. Image:AFP. Vanessa Bryant celebrated the 19th anniversary of her wedding to her late husband Kobe…
Barry Hendricks during the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) Board members portraits on January 12, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo by Gallo Images. The Board of SASCOC has noted with disappointment the latest regrettable attacks on its integrity by Barry Hendricks. On 15 April 2020, SASCOC…
Getty Images. Jose "Special One" Mourinho reportedly agreed to become Liverpool manager in 2004 before Chelsea hijacked the deal. A new book, "Mourinho": Behind the Special One, from the origin to the glory,’ written by French journalist Nicolas Vilas, details a previously unknown battle for the Portuguese tactician while he…
Image Courtesy of CSA. New South Africa Under-19 Women’s coach Dinesha Devnarain said she feels nervous and excited at the same time as she looks forward to the next chapter in her career. The 31-year-old was last week named in the dual role of first full-time appointment to the post…
Toto Wolff and Lewis Hamilton, Photo: Mercedes. Mercedes F1 team principal Toto Wolff has bought a stake in Aston Martin. The British sportscar company is controlled by Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll, owner of the Racing Point F1 team, which will be rebranded as Aston Martin in 2021. Wolff has bought…
Getty Images. The former Manchester City, Preston and Fulham footballer Dickson Etuhu has been handed a five-year football ban for match-fixing. Etuhu, 37, cannot play in Sweden for the next half-decade having been found guilty of attempting to fix a match between IFK Gothenburg and AIK in 2017. His lawyers…
Image Supplied. Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) head Brett Clothier said the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics will allow athletes banned until 2020 to qualify for the Games next year as doping bans are based on time periods and not events. The International Olympic Committee and the Japanese government agreed to…
Premier League clubs remain committed to finishing the 92 remaining fixtures of the current season but did not discuss a deadline by which play must resume at a meeting on Friday. In a two-hour video conference, representatives of English football’s top 20 teams met with league officials to discuss various…
Leeds United great Norman Hunter has died in hospital aged 76 after contracting coronavirus. Hunter was admitted to hospital on 10 April after testing positive for coronavirus. Leeds said Hunter's death leaves "a huge hole" in the family of the club. "His legacy will never be forgotten and our thoughts…
Gallo Images. The Comrades Marathon has officially been postponed. Athletics SA confirmed that with the lockdown in South Africa extended until the 30th of April, it had taken the decision to postpone the ultra marathon which was scheduled to be held on the 14th of June. ASA President Aleck Skhosana…
Twitter.com/OfficialCSA. Cricket South Africa (CSA) has appointed former Proteas Test captain Graeme Smith as its director of cricket. “Graeme has made a huge impact with his energy, expertise, hard work ethic and characteristic determination and passion he has brought to the position during the six months he has served in…
Getty Images. Uefa is working to plans that would see the Champions League final end the 2019-20 season on 29 August,the BBC has reported. European football's governing body will meet on 23 April for more discussions about how to complete a campaign which has been disrupted by coronavirus. It is…
Gallo Images. The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC)’s Board has placed the Acting President, Mr Barry Hendricks on leave of absence, with immediate effect from the 15 April 2020 pending the outcomes of an investigation to be conducted by the SASCOC Judicial Body. The investigation is subsequent…
American tennis player Coco Gauff has said that she struggled with depression after her rapid rise last year on WTA Tour. The 16-year-old has enjoyed a sensational run on the professional circuit since July last year when she reached the fourth round of Wimbledon in her first major championship appearance.…
SA Rugby president Mark Alexander. Image: Gallo Images. World Rugby has confirmed the nominations for the positions of Chairman and Vice-Chairman, which will be determined at the annual meeting of Council on 12 May, 2020. Incumbent chairman Bill Beaumont is being challenged for the top job by his current vice-chairman,…
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a massive impact on our lives and our communities and, as we lock down in an effort to win the battle against the virus, we hope that you are keeping safe. In solidarity with the communities that we operate in, Betway have committed to contributing…
@USATSI. Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri (Nigeria) was a guest on #NBATogether with Ernie Johnson on NBA Twitter Live on Monday night. The 2019 NBA Champion reflected on his journey from Nigeria to the NBA, on his participation in the Basketball Without Borders Africa camps and bringing the Larry O’Brien…
Image@IPL. The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been indefinitely postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. ‘‘As of now, the league stands postponed as the priorities of the nation are now different. We will examine if a window is available later in the year around September-October if there is any change…
Egan Bernal and Julian Alaphilippe share a light-hearted moment on Stage 21 of the 2019 Tour de France. Photo: ASO. The postponed 2020 Tour de France will now start on 29 August, following the French government's extension of a ban on mass gatherings to mid-July because of the coronavirus pandemic.…
Boxing: April 15, 2001. World heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis pays homage to the 43 people crushed to death at Johannesburg's Ellis Park Stadium four days earlier – considered the worst sporting accident in South African history. The tragedy occurred during a soccer game between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates when…
Image Courtesy of Getty Images. A Newcastle United takeover has taken a step closer after new documents show that owner Mike Ashley has entered into a charge agreement with potential buyer Amanda Staveley. Financier Staveley is leading a bid which involves Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund and the Reuben Brothers.…
Photo: Marouane Fellaini / Instagram. Former Manchester United star Marouane Fellaini was discharged on Tuesday after three weeks in a Chinese hospital being treated for coronavirus, his club said. The 32-year-old Shandong Luneng midfielder, the only player known to have contracted the disease in the Chinese Super League (CSL), will…
Photo: Gett Images. Jamaican world record holder Usain Bolt has posted a hilarious photo to his social media accounts showing everyone just what social distancing looks like. The photo shows Bolt around five metres ahead of his fellow competitors, and following government guidelines of social distancing, makes for a very…
Boxing great Mike Tyson: Getty Images. Heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is widely regarded as one of the greatest boxers to have ever lived. He insists that there is ‘no doubt’ he would beat the current crop of heavyweights if he was still in his prime. The heavyweight division exploded back…
The former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Chris"Rollaway"Ndlovu passed away on 11 April 2020. Ndlovu was born in Pimville in Soweto, and it was only natural that he would play for the local soccer giants, Pimville United Brothers (PUBS). However, when PUBS got into financial trouble in 1974, most of the players …
Tottenham have reversed their decision to use the government's furlough scheme for some non-playing staff during the coronavirus crisis following criticism from supporters. The club announced,on the 31st of March that 550 employees would take a 20% pay cut in an attempt "to protect jobs". In a Spurs statement ,the…
Image courtesy of Getty Images. The Italian Football Federation hopes that players can be tested for coronavirus at the start of May in preparation for the season to restart. There is no set date for when the campaign can resume in Italy, with 12 full rounds and four outstanding fixtures…
Image courtesy of Skysports. Crystal Palace Manager Roy Hodgson is keen for the season to finish even if it means a shorter summer break for players and staff. He told Crystal Palace’s official website: “Everyone is in total agreement we need an end to this season. It’s now been one…
Image courtesy of Skysports. Former Chelsea and England goalkeeper Peter Bonetti has died aged 78 after a long illness. He was part of England's 1966 World Cup-winning squad but was unused throughout the tournament. Bonetti made seven England appearances and featured in the 1970 World Cup quarter-final defeat by West…
Image courtesy of CAF. The CAF Emergency Committee has decided to postpone the following matches until further notice due to growing concerns and evolving nature on COVID-19. - Total CAF Champions league and Total CAF Confederation Cup Semi- final matches: Both legs scheduled for 1-3 May & 8-10 May 2020.…
Photo by Skysports. British motor racing legend Sir Stirling Moss has died at the age of 90 following a long illness. He was widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula 1 drivers of all time, even though he did not win the World Championship. Moss retired from public life …
Image courtesy of Skysports. Mahendra Singh Dhoni's international career could be in jeopardy if this year's Indian Premier League (IPL) succumbs to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to former India captain Krishnamachari Srikkanth. The immensely popular Dhoni took a break from the game after India's defeat in last year's World Cup…
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is preparing for his Manchester United return prior to the suspension of the Premier League season. Pogba hasn't featured for United since playing 45 minutes in the 4-1 win against Newcastle United at the end of December. He required surgery for an ankle injury and…
SA Rugby is hoping to have the country’s professional players back on the playing field in June. All rugby is currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic but the country's rugby bosses have been hard at work behind the scenes to formulate plans for the year ahead. According to Rapport …
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has outlined his three immediate priorities for FIFA to support football during and beyond the coronavirus in a video message specifically addressed to the 211 FIFA member associations and shared with members of the FIFA Council. The FIFA President reiterated, in order of priority, that health…
Image:Skysports. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been urged to leave Arsenal and sign for a ‘move ambitious club’ by the president of the Football Association in his home country, Gabon. The Gunners striker has 20 goals for this season and was joint-top scorer in the Premier League with 22 goals last term,…
Image:@Sharron Elkabas. Steven Gerrard sent well wishes to fellow Liverpool legend Sir Kenny Dalglish after it was confirmed the former Reds player and manager has tested positive for coronavirus. Gerrard played under Dalglish,who also represented Scotland and Celtic in his playing days during his second spell as Liverpool manager and…
The Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, holds a club shirt at the presentation of Quique Setién as manager in January. Photograph:AP. Six Barcelona board members have resigned and told president Josep Maria Bartomeu they are unhappy at how the club is being managed. In a joint letter, the six expressed…
Getty Images. World Champion Floyd Mayweather is set to return to the ring in digital form in unique match-ups against other boxing greats. Mayweather went his entire 50-fight career unbeaten in the ring and has persistently teased another comeback since his last bout.But after teaming up with streaming platform fuboTV…
Ex-England defender Norman Hunter is being treated in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus, his former club Leeds United have confirmed. Hunter, 76, played 726 games in 15 years at Elland Road, won two league titles and played in the 1975 European Cup final defeat by Bayern Munich. He was…
Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 32, has denied reports linking him with a move to Inter Milan in a post on social media. (Instagram) Everton believe that the prospect of working under manager Carlo Ancelotti can persuade Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish, 24, to for them this summer.(Football Insider)…
The ongoing measures to combat the spread of Covid-19 have resulted in little football and, consequently, next-to-no movement in the latest FIFA World Rankings. A whole raft of international fixtures, including qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup and other major tournaments, were postponed, while dates were redrawn for showpiece men’s…
Real Madrid's players, coaches and "main directors" will take a pay cut of 10-20% this year as the club deals with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Real said the decision to reduce pay was "taken by players, coaches and employees" to avoid "traumatic measures that affect the rest of…
IAAF chief Sebastian Coe (Photo: Leaders Business Summit). Organisers of the 2022 World Athletics Championships in the United States have agreed to stage the event three weeks earlier than planned to avoid a clash with the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. After a week of negotiations, a compromise has been reached, with…
Courtesy of Twitter. Twice Olympic 800 metres finalist Donato Sabia has died from COVID-19 at the age of 56, the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) said on Wednesday. CONI said in a statement that Sabia had been in the intensive care unit of the San Carlo hospital on Potenza, in the…
Image:Getty Images. A Paraguayan judge has ordered the release of Brazilian football great Ronaldinho and his brother into house arrest at a hotel in downtown Asuncion. Judge Gustavo Amarilla told reporters that he had ordered the “continuation of house arrest in a hotel for Ronaldinho and his brother.” They were…
@SpursOfficial. Tottenham Hotspur announced that former prolific goalscorer Jimmy Greaves is being admitted in hospital. But there was no mention in their brief statement of whether the former striker was suffering from the coronavirus, or indeed the exact nature of the 80-year-old's current condition. "We can confirm that our record…
Image:Skysports. Thomas Müller has signed a new contract which will keep him at Bayern Munich until 2023. "This club is not just any old employer for me. It's my passion," said Muller, who has scored 116 Bundesliga goals. "I'm happy that I'll be here for two extra years, and I'll…
Formula 1 has put about half its staff on enforced leave while senior figures are to take a salary cut as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The decision follows similar moves by three teams in the past few days. The F1 leadership group have all voluntarily agreed to take…
Trevor Immelman © Gallo Images. Trevor Immelman has been named International team captain for the 2021 Presidents Cup. Immelman will be 41 years old during next year's matches, making him the youngest captain for either team in the event's history. He has won 11 times around the world, including a…
The Tokyo Games organizing committee announced that public exhibition of the Olympic flame in Fukushima Prefecture will be suspended after Wednesday due to escalating concerns about the spread of the new coronavirus in Japan. The flame was put on display last Thursday following the postponement of the 2020 Summer Games…
@KaizerChiefs. The South African U-23 National team has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics. The team coached by David Notoane secured their spot in the Olympics during the CAF U-23 Cup of Nations held in Egypt from 8 to 22 November 2019. Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt and South Africa finished in the…
Image:Reuters. Liverpool have reversed their decision to place some non-playing staff on temporary leave and apologised to fans. In a letter to their fans, chief executive Peter Moore said: "We believe we came to the wrong conclusion last week and are truly sorry for that." He added that the Reds…
Former Fifa executives took bribes in return for voting for Russia and Qatar to host the World Cup, according to US prosecutors. In what could be a highly significant twist in the FBI's long-running investigation into allegations of football corruption, a new indictment was revealed in the US District Court…
Image:Reuters. Tottenham Hotspur player Son Heung-min will start four weeks of national service in South Korea. Son returned to Asia recently after the Premier League was postponed due to coronavirus and is in a two-week quarantine period. With English football unlikely to return soon, the South Korea star will complete…
@TheOpen. This year's 149th Open Championship has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The tournament, which was due to take place in July at Royal St George’s Golf Club in Sandwich, Kent, will now be hosted by the venue in 2021. R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers said: "We have…
Image:Skysports. England men's manager Gareth Southgate and women's boss Phil Neville are to take a 30% pay cut to their salaries as two of the Football Association's highest earning employees. Chief executive Mark Bullingham said it was "challenging times" and did not "take these decisions lightly." The government's furlough scheme…
File photo of Pep Guardiola. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola's mother, Dolors Sala Carrio, has died aged 82 in Barcelona after contracting coronavirus. "Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends,"…
File photo of Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick during a training session. The German champions will resume training from Monday. AFP. Bayern Munich return to training for the first time since the Bundesliga campaign was suspended. The country’s top flight has been on hold since March 13 because of the…
Premier League players are set to start negotiations on a club-by-club basis over proposed wage cuts. It comes after talks aimed at a collective pay deal in response to the coronavirus crisis broke down without resolution over the weekend. The Premier League proposed a 30% pay cut but the Professional…
@AUSC. The Troika of Ministers responsible for Sport of the African Union Sports Council Region 5 Member Countries, during the virtual conference meeting held on the 2nd of April 2020. Noting with concern the impact of the novel COVID-19 pandemic on sport and its devastating magnitude to health and safety…
Manchester City have announced they will not be furloughing employees at the tax payer's expense. A statement released to PA read: “We can confirm, following a decision by the chairman and board last week, that Manchester City will not be utilising the UK Government's coronavirus job retention scheme (government funded…
Getty Images. Fans voted in numbers on Twitter to have their favourite World Cup matches streamed on YouTube. Now, it’s time to enjoy these classic games with fans across the globe. Courtesy of FIFA TV and YouTube.
Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy. Photograph: ©INPHO. The Football Association of Ireland has announced that Stephen Kenny is to succeed Mick McCarthy as Republic of Ireland manager with immediate effect. Former Ireland defender McCarthy, 61, took over in November 2018 and was poised to lead them into last month's…
Log leaders Liverpool are the latest Premier League club to place some non-playing staff on temporary leave. Staff affected will receive 80% of their salary through the government's job retention scheme and the club will make up the difference. The decision has been criticised by former Liverpool players Jamie Carragher…
Netball South Africa President, Cecilia Molokwane. Picture: Supplied. Netball South Africa has revealed that its president Cecilia Molokwane has recovered from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). She had been among the first prominent South Africans to test positive for the coronavirus, which Netball SA had announced on Tuesday, March 24. This…
Getty Images. Bryant will be posthumously inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.The five-time NBA champion died, aged 41, in a helicopter crash in January alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others. Los Angeles Lakers great Bryant retired in 2016; he was the NBA Most Valuable Player…
@BurnleyFC. Burnley could lose up to 50 million pounds ($61.30 million) in revenue if the Premier League season is not completed due the coronavirus outbreak. The Premier League said on Friday the current campaign had been postponed indefinitely, adding that the "2019/20 season will only return when it is safe…
Gettyimages. Anthony Joshua’s next heavyweight world title defence against Kubrat Pulev has been postponed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The fight was announced to take place on June 20 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but no new date has been announced. It is also possible the venue may change,…
Getty Images. Bayern Munich have extended Hansi Flick’s contract, making him the permanent coach until 2023. The 55-year-old has won 18 out of 21 games in all competitions since taking charge. He became assistant to former Bayern coach Niko Kovac at the start of the season but took over as…
Club Brugge have been declared Belgian champions after the remainder of the country’s professional league season was cancelled on Thursday due to the coronavirus pandemic. Brugge had a runaway 15 point lead at the top of the standings with one round of matches left to play before the start of…
Getty Images. Neymar has been revealed as the man behind a secret £770,000 donation to help fight coronavirus. Reports in Brazil named the Paris Saint-Germain star after he made the anonymous pledge to UNICEF. During football's suspension, Neymar is back in his home country, riding out the pandemic with friends…
At a meeting of Premier League Shareholders today, clubs discussed in detail how to respond to the COVID-19 global pandemic. First and foremost, it was reaffirmed that the overriding priority is to aid the health and wellbeing of the nation and our communities, including players, coaches, managers, club staff and…
The Sunshine Tour, in support of President Cyril Ramaphosa's call for social solidarity from all South Africans in the fight against COVID-19, has announced a comprehensive financial relief programme for South African men's and women's professional golf. In an unprecedented move in South African professional golf, the Sunshine Tour will…
Image:Skysports. Eddie Jones has agreed a contract extension to coach England until the Rugby World Cup in France in 2023. His current contract was due to expire in August 2021, but he had been set for a new deal since leading England to the World Cup final last year. Jones…
Getty Images: UEFA’s executive committee has announced all competitions will remain postponed until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic. European football’s governing body confirmed the news following a meeting with its 55 member associations to discuss strategy in the wake of the global health crisis. Deadlines related to the…
This summer's Wimbledon has been cancelled due to coronavirus, the All England Club has confirmed.Only the two World Wars have prevented the oldest tennis tournament in the world, founded in 1877, from being held. One of the most important events in the annual tennis calendar, the Championships was due to…
Image supplied. The football world was thrown into a state of shock and sorrow following the death of former Olympique Marseille president Mababa ‘Pape’ Diouf, who passed away on Tuesday (31 March 2020) in Dakar, Senegal, after contracting the deadly coronavirus. He was 68. He was hospitalised in Senegal after…
Manchester United will reportedly be forced to pay Alexis Sanchez a hefty £1.1m. Manchester United will reportedly be forced to pay Alexis Sanchez a hefty £1.1m loyalty bonus when he returns to the club in July.The Chilean winger has had a disastrous spell on loan at Inter Milan this season,…
Image:Reuters. Cricket South Africa’s acting director of cricket, Graeme Smith, said the South African team will require six weeks of preparation before embarking on any tours. Smith said in a video media conference that the players needed to take responsibility for maintaining their fitness while at home but would also…
@SARugby. SA Rugby and the British & Irish Lions have jointly agreed to postpone the on-sale dates for the ticket ballots due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The ticket ballot in South Africa and the release of the ticket-inclusive supporter travel packages for the eargerly awaited series next year were initially…
The leaderships of the key parties came together via telephone conference earlier today, joined by IOC President Thomas Bach, Tokyo 2020 President Mori Yoshirō, Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko and Olympic and Paralympic Minister Hashimoto Seiko, and agreed on the new schedule. This decision was taken based on three main considerations…
Pep Guardiola: Getty Images. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola joked he will come back "fatter" from a long layoff from football as he urged supporters to follow the advice of scientists and medical professionals. Guardiola, who donated one million euros ($1.08 million) to help buy medical supplies for the fight…
Wimbledon organisers expected to announce the cancellation. Wimbledon organisers will announce the cancellation of the event this week due to the coronavirus pandemic, German Tennis Federation (DTB) vice-president Dirk Hordorff said. All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) officials said last week the event, due to start on 29 June would…
Rustu Recber © Gallo Images. Turkey's former goalkeeper Rustu Recber, is in a "critical period" in hospital with coronavirus. The ex-Barcelona and Fenerbahce keeper, 46, won 120 caps and was one of the players of the tournament when Turkey reached the 2002 World Cup semi-finals. "We are still in shock…
Image:Getty Images. Juventus announced that they had cut their players' and coach Maurizio Sarri's salaries after all Italian sport was suspended until at least 3 April due to the coronavirus pandemic. "The economic and financial effects of the understanding reached are positive for about €90 million for the 2019-20 financial…
Olympic Games-bound Zambia are this edition’s highest climbers in the FIFA Women’s World Rankings released by the World governing football body. Following a busy start to the year, that included a shock preliminary triumph over Cameroon, Zambia are up by six spots to 100th in the world and 12th on…
Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates her semi-final win over Madison Keys at the 2018 US Open: Getty Images. Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka took to social media on Saturday to show her support for the decision to postpone the Games until next year Osaka, who won the US Open in…
Image: Getty Images. Stormers and Springboks captain Siya Kolisi took to social media to wish South Africans well as the country started day one of the 21-day lockdown. “I want to encourage you guys to stay indoors and look after your family,” said Kolisi. “Keep each other positive, keep active,…
Atletico Madrid became the latest La Liga club to request labour authorities to allow them to cut player and staff salaries while football is suspended in Spain due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, club CEO Miguel Angel Gil said that they were "obliged" to propose a partial unemployment…
Image@PSG twitter. Paris St Germain have raised over 200 000 euros ($221 320.00) for local healthcare professionals battling the coronavirus outbreak with the release of a limited edition jersey, the Ligue 1 champions have said. The shirt is a replica of PSG's current home strip but has the words 'Tous…
Image:@ICC. International Cricket Council (ICC) postponed all qualifiers for the 2021 Twenty20 World Cup due to take place before July as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc with international sport. Tournaments in Kuwait, South Africa, Spain, Belgium, Malaysia and Finland are all affected by the decision, a statement said.…
Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo each reportedly donated €1 million ($1.1 million) to help fight the spread of the coronavirus. Clinic Barcelona confirmed that it had received a donation from the Argentine, which will go towards both treating infected patients and researching COVID-19. "Thank you very much Leo, for your…
Jake White © Gallo Images. The Blue Bulls Company have announced that Jake White has signed as Director of Rugby and will be officially joining the Bulls Family effective immediately until the 2023 World Cup. The former Springbok coach and Rugby World Cup winner assumes the position vacated by Alan…
Image: Gallo Images. Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021. The Tokyo Olympics are to be postponed until 2021 after talks between Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and the International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach, led to confirmation of a decision made inevitable by the coronavirus pandemic. Abe said they had established…
Sadio Mane is more likely to leave Liverpool for Real Madrid than Mohamed Salah, according Anfield favourite Mohamed Sissoko. The former Liverpool Valencia and Juventus defensive midfielder believes Mane has the traits tha Zinedine Zidane looks for in players. Both players have been linked with moves away from the club…
The Spanish soccer calendar has been postponed until further notice, La Liga and the Spanish soccer federation (RFEF) said in a joint statement. The statement said a joint commission between the two bodies had agreed to postpone all professional soccer competitions until the Spanish government considered they could start again…
Cameron van der Burgh © Gallo Images. Retired South African Olympic swimmer Cameron van der Burgh has detailed his struggles with coronavirus from the last two weeks. By far the worst virus I have ever endured despite being a healthy individual with strong lungs(no smoking/sport), living a healthy lifestyle and…
Photo: Blake Linder. SASCOC has referred back to its Nominations Committee the decision to declare the nomination of Aleck Skhosana as ineligible for election, for reconsideration. The independent Nominations Committee appointed by SASCOC to assist the independent auditors in finalising the list of persons who were eligible for nomination to…
The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has suspended the domestic League over fears around the coronavirus, officials confirmed. In a short statement,FAZ confirmed having also postponed the Absa Cup matches that were due to be played this weekend. “FAZ Suspends League over COVID-19 Threat. Members advised to observe Ministry of…
The 32 member clubs of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) met today, in Kempton Park for an Extra-Ordinary Board of Governors meeting to deliberate the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Below is the resolution of the Board of Governors: The NSL values the lives of all our people. We view the…
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) continued its consultations with all the stakeholders of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The first took place with the International Olympic Summer Sports Federations.Those with the National Olympic Committees (NOCs), the athletes’ representatives, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), other International Federations (IFs) and other stakeholders…
Image:FIFA.COM. The world is facing an unprecedented health challenge and clearly a global and collective response is needed. Cooperation, mutual respect and understanding must be the guiding principles for all decision makers to have in mind at this crucial moment in time. Particularly in football, finding appropriate and fair solutions…
Image: Shaun Roy/Sunshine Tour/Gallo Images. South African golfer Victor Lange has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the PGA Tour has said in a statement. Lange, ranked 1,215th in the world, was diagnosed with the COVID-19 in his native South Africa after returning from an event in Mexico on the…
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