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Staff Reporter. Kylian Mbappe scored twice as Paris St-Germain produced a superb away performance to beat title holders Bayern Munich in a thrilling Champions League quarter-final first leg. This was a meeting between last year's finalists and they both contributed in a hugely entertaining game that in itself would have…
Staff Reporter. The battle for fast times has begun as Mzansi’s swimmers kicked off the 2021 SA National Aquatic Championships, doubling as the official Olympic and Paralympic Trials, at the Newton Park Swimming Pool in Gqeberha today, Wednesday, 7th April. Tatjana Schoenmaker showed off her record breaking form with a…
Staff Reporter. Another century from Fakhar Zaman helped Pakistan to a series-clinching 28-run defeat of South Africa in the third one-day international. Fakhar, who made 193 in a losing effort in the second ODI, made 101 from 104 balls, with captain Babar Azam adding 94 from 82 deliveries. Hasan Ali's…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Tiger Woods was driving about 40 miles per hour over the speed limit when he crashed a sport-utility vehicle in February, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva. Woods was traveling between 84 and 87 miles per hour in a 45 m.p.h. zone, Villanueva said at…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GeorgeLebese. Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila have confirmed the signing of George Lebese at the DStv Premiership club. Lebese joined Major League Soccer (MLS) side Colorado Switchbacks in December 2019 after parting ways with Mamelodi Sundowns. "I can confirm that TTM, we have signed George Lebese for the remainder…
Staff Reporter. @AP. AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in talks to sign a contract extension. The 39-year-old, whose current deal runs until June, has scored 15 league goals this season for Milan, who are second in Serie A. Talks are understood to be progressing well, though there is no…
Staff Reporter. @Gallo Images. With South Africa hosting the 2023 Netball World Cup (NWC), Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, has announced the NWC board. Addressing a media briefing on Tuesday, the Minister said the Cape Town International Convention Centre will host the 2023 NWC from 17 July…
Staff Reporter. @Getty Images. Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has signed a new contract with the Premier League leaders that runs until 2025. The 29-year-old Belgium international had more than two years remaining on his previous deal. De Bruyne has won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. LUX, today voiced its support for renowned South African Olympic gold medalist, Caster Semenya. This comes off the back of her fight against the World Athletics board (IAAF) to allow her to compete in the 800m race in the upcoming 2021 Olympics. In the animated video released…
Staff Reporter. @Getty Images. Bryson DeChambeau has a "secret" club for this week's Masters as he continues to "go down numerous rabbit holes" in his quest to win a Green Jacket. The American was favourite to win when the last Masters was held in November after his six-shot US Open…
Staff Reporter. Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool made it "too easy" for Real Madrid to win the quarter-final first leg between the sides, but feels Mohamed Salah's goal offers his side a lifeline in the return game at Anfield. The Reds were largely second best throughout an entertaining game against a…
Staff Reporter. Premier League leaders Manchester City have reported a loss of £126m for the 2019-20 season which was disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. The club posted an 11% reduction in revenue to £478.4m but the figure does not include delayed income from player sales - including proceeds from Leroy…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs and Stellenbosch FC produced a stunning second half performance with four quality goals as they settled for a 2-2 DStv Premiership stalemate at FNB Stadium. The result – which saw all four goals scored in a crazy span of 13 second-half minutes – sees the Amakhosi…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns moved six points clear at the top of the DStv Premiership after coming from behind to defeat Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila 3-1 on Tuesday afternoon. Rivaldo Coetzee, Sphelele Mkhulise and Sibusiso Vilakazi all scored for the first time this season as the Brazilians extended their unbeaten run…
Staff Reporter. North Korea has announced it will not take part in the Tokyo Olympics this year, saying the decision is to protect its athletes from Covid-19. The decision puts an end to South Korea's hopes of using the Games to engage with the North amid stalled cross-border talks. In…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs aims to make it three wins from three when they host Stellenbosch FC in the DStv Premiership on Tuesday. Victories over Orlando Pirates and Wydad Casablanca, two massive scalps for Chiefs, should infuse confidence in the side, but they are up against a wily opponent who…
Staff Reporter. West Ham captain Mark Noble says the Hammers have nothing to lose in the race to secure Champions League football after victory at Wolverhampton Wanderers moved them into the Premier League's top four. After racing into a three-goal lead during a brilliant opening 40 minutes, the Hammers held…
Staff Reporter. Ousmane Dembele scored a dramatic late winner to give Barcelona victory over Real Valladolid and a huge boost in their La Liga title challenge. Barcelona move up to second, one point behind leaders Atletico Madrid, thanks to a sixth La Liga win in a row. Barca looked as…
Staff Reporter. The Bafana Bafana vacant position has solicited extensive interest from high profile coaches around the globe as well as local trainers. The Senior Men’s National Team is looking for a coach after SAFA parted ways with coach Molefi Ntseki this past Wednesday. This followed South Africa’s failure to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Luc Eymael has been appointed as Technical Advisor of Chippa United while Siyabulela Gwambi has been named interim head coach following Dan Malesela's exit. Malesela parted ways with the Chippa United after the humiliating 5-1 loss to Maritzburg United on Saturday evening. Chippa statement: Chippa United Football…
Staff Reporter. @Getty Images. Four-time major champion Brooks Koepka believes he can win the Masters despite having surgery on his right knee three weeks ago. The former world number one had surgery on 16 March after dislocating his kneecap and sustaining ligament damage. The American says he was back hitting…
Staff Reporter. Enyimba FC and Raja Casablanca both registered home victories in the 2020-21 Caf Confederation Cup on Sunday. Goals from Augustine Oladapo and Tosin Omoleye inspired Nigerian giants Enyimba to a 2-1 win over their Group A rivals, ES Setif of Algeria, in Aba. Raja Casablanca claimed a comfortable…
Staff Reporter. Sevilla recovered from missing an early penalty to beat La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid 1-0 at home on Sunday and hand a lifeline to title challengers Barcelona and Real Madrid. Atleti's Jan Oblak saved a penalty for the second game in a row when he repelled Lucas Ocampos …
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates dropped to second spot in Group A after playing to a goalless away to Al-Ahli Benghazi on Sunday evening. Pirates were determined to record a win which would take them to the top of the group standings and also return to winning ways after losing 1-0…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United came from behind to beat Brighton for the second time this season as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side took a significant step towards confirming a place in next year's Champions League. Brighton looked set for the first Old Trafford victory in their history when former United striker…
Staff Reporter. Tottenham said they are "disgusted" after defender Davinson Sanchez was subjected to racist abuse on social media following Sunday's 2-2 draw at Newcastle. The Colombian, 24, posted a picture of the abusive messages on his Instagram Stories after the match, with the words "Nothing changes". Spurs said they…
Staff Reporter. Poland's Hubert Hurkacz poses with the ATP Delray Beach Open Trophy after beating Sebastian Korda in straights sets in the final. Poland's Hubert Hurkacz claimed his first ATP Masters 1000 title by beating Italian teenager Jannik Sinner in the Miami Open final. Hurkacz, 24, won 7-6 (7-4) 6-4…
Staff Reporter. Temba Bavuma narrowly missed out on a century but he enjoyed the greater delight of notching his first win as Proteas captain, as South Africa beat Pakistan by 17 runs in the second ODI at the Wanderers on Sunday. The hosts levelled the three-match series, despite Fakhar Zaman’s…
Staff Reporter. Bloemfontein Celtic ended a five-game winless run in the 2020-21 DStv Premiership season with a 2-1 victory over TS Galaxy at Dr Molemela Stadium on Sunday. The win moved Siwelele up to 10th spot on the league standings - three behind eighth placed Galaxy - and seven points…
Staff Reporter. Newcastle earned a vital point in their fight for Premier League survival thanks to a late equaliser against Tottenham from on-loan Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock at St James' Park. The 21-year-old reacted quickest, after Miguel Almiron's effort was cleared off the line, to fire into the roof of…
Staff Reporter. Dan Malesela has reportedly been fired by Chippa United following the club’s 5-1 defeat to Maritzburg United in the DStv Premiership on Saturday. Malesela joined United in December in a deal that was to last until the end of the 2020-21 campaign‚ with an option to renew for…
Staff Reporter. @Getty Images. Romelu Lukaku scored his 20th Serie A goal of the season to earn Inter Milan a 1-0 win at Bologna on Saturday and send the Milan club eight points clear on top of the table. The Belgian struck after 32 minutes to become the seventh player…
Staff Reporter. @Getty Images. The Carabao Cup final between Tottenham and Manchester City will have 8,000 fans in attendance after it was confirmed as a pilot event to test the return of big crowds. A proportion of tickets will be made available to both clubs for the game at Wembley…
Staff Reporter. Joel Embiid scored 24 points on his return from injury as his Philadelphia 76ers side beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 122-113. Embiid missed 10 games with a bone bruise in his left knee and was rusty on his comeback, missing all of his three-point attempts. The win sent the…
Staff Reporter. @AP. Real Sociedad beat local rivals Athletico Bilbao 1-0 in the rescheduled 2020 Copa del Rey final on Saturday to get their hands on a major trophy for the first time since 1987. After a five-minute VAR review of the decision to award a penalty, Mikel Oyarzabal sent…
Staff Reporter. Portugal forward Diogo Jota came off the bench to score twice as Liverpool claimed a third successive away win with a comfortable victory against lacklustre Arsenal. Liverpool hemmed the Gunners into their own half for much of the game but had to wait until after the hour mark…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City moved to within four wins of the Premier League title as two second-half goals saw off third-placed Leicester. In their first match since announcing club-record scorer Sergio Aguero will be leaving at the end of the season, Pep Guardiola's free-scoring side were on course for a…
Staff Reporter. Top seed Ashleigh Barty retained her Miami Open title after her Canadian opponent Bianca Andreescu was forced to retire with an ankle injury. The Australian world number one was leading 6-3 4-0 in the first meeting between the pair. The 2019 US Open champion had treatment from the…
Staff Reporter. Leon Goretzka's first-half goal was enough to give Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich a crucial 1-0 victory at second-placed RB Leipzig on Saturday, as they opened up a seven-point lead at the top and edged closer to a ninth-straight league crown. Midfielder Leon Goretzka scored the winner, drilling a…
Staff Reporter. Juventus needed a 79th-minute equaliser from Cristiano Ronaldo to rescue a 2-2 draw in the Turin derby against relegation battling Torino on Saturday, leaving the champions' Serie A title defence in tatters. Midfielder Federico Chiesa opened the scoring for Juve in the 13th minute before Antonio Sanabria equalised…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs kept their hopes of qualifying for the CAF Champions League quarter-finals alive with a 1-0 win over Wydad Casablanca. Chiefs made two changes from their win over Orlando Pirates, as Yagan Sasman got a rare start alongside the return of Lebogang Manyama while Khama Billiat, Leonardo…
Staff Reporter. Maritzburg United claimed a key win in their fight against relegation from the DStv Premiership, thrashing fellow strugglers Chippa United 5-1 at the Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday evening. A brace of goals from Thabiso Kutumela inspired the Team of Choice to a victory which lifts…
Staff Reporter. @PSG. Lille returned to the top of Ligue 1 with a crucial victory at title rivals Paris St-Germain who had Neymar sent off in the closing stages. Twenty-year-old Jonathan David's deflected effort opened the scoring for Lille midway through the first half. PSG's Neymar and Lille's Tiago Djalo…
Staff Reporter. Real Madrid forwards Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema struck to give their side a 2-0 win at home to Eibar in La Liga on Saturday, keeping up the pressure on leaders Atletico Madrid ahead of Tuesday's Champions League clash with Liverpool. The Frenchman recorded his 24th goal of…
Staff Reporter. Al Ahly have managed to reach the CAF Champions League quarter-finals despite a 2-2 draw to Sudan’s Al-Merrikh. The Reds entered the game sitting second in Group A with seven points, three behind leaders Simba and three ahead of AS Vita Club while Al-Merreikh were sitting bottom with…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs welcome Moroccan giants Wydad Casablanca to the FNB stadium in the CAF Champions League this evening and here’s how they lineup. Kaizer Chiefs XI: Akpeyi, Frosler, Cardoso, Ngezana, Sasman, Blom, Mashiane, Parker, Manyama, Ngcobo, Nurkovic. Subs: Khune, Mpahlele, Baccus, Katsande, Billiat, Castro, Kambole. Livestream Video Below:…
Staff Reporter. Delhi Capitals spinner Axar Patel has tested positive for Covid-19 and been put into isolation before the start of the Indian Premier League. The 27-year-old was instrumental in Tests for India against England in March, taking four five-wicket hauls. The IPL is due to start on Friday despite…
Staff Reporter. Chelsea suffered a humiliating 5-2 defeat at home against relegation-threatened West Brom on Saturday. Matheus Pereira and Callum Robinson each scored twice and Mbaye Diagne also found himself on the scoresheet as Thomas Tuchel fell to his first defeat since taking charge at Stamford Bridge. The hosts took…
Staff Reporter. Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho has signed a new deal to keep him at the club until 2024. The 24-year-old has scored seven times in his last four appearances for the Foxes, and was named Premier League player of the month for March. He has made 117 appearances,…
Staff Reporter. Tunisian giants Etoile du Sahel and CS Sfaxien will be eyeing a return to winning ways when the 2020-21 Caf Confederation Cup season resumes this weekend. All 16 teams will be in action on Sunday with matches scattered across the African continent. Orlando Pirates will become the first…
Staff Reporter. Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo has left Weston McKennie, Paulo Dybala and Arthur out of the squad for Saturday's Serie A game against Torino after they breached Covid protocols. The trio were fined by the club after USA midfielder McKennie hosted a dinner party on Wednesday. Argentina striker Dybala…
Staff Reporter. The Toronto Raptors recorded the biggest win in their history with a 130-77 demolition of the Golden State Warriors. The 53-point winning margin could have been worse, with the Raptors leading by 61 points at one stage. For the Warriors, it was the third-worst loss in their history…
Staff Reporter. A century by Babar Azam set up a three-wicket, last-ball win for Pakistan in the first one-day international against South Africa at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Friday. The Pakistan captain hit a stroke-filled 103 off 104 balls and shared a second-wicket partnership of 177 with Imam-ul-Haq, who…
Staff Reporter Mamelodi Sundowns maintained their unbeaten record in the CAF Champions League after playing to a goalless draw with Al Hilal Omdurman. Sundowns looked to make the early breakthrough from a layoff by Mauricio Affonso to Gaston Sirino following good work from Khuliso Mudau, but the Uruguayan narrowly missed…
Staff Reporter. Cristiano Ronaldo's moment of frustration at a controversial decision in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday is turning into something positive. The captain's armband the Portugal star threw to the ground when he was controversially denied a stoppage-time winner against Serbia has been sold at auction to raise…
Staff Reporter. Munster’s Chris Cloete has been awarded the Turnover King title for the 2020/21 Guinness PRO14 season in a hotly-contested competition. The Turnover King title was introduced in 2018 to recognise the player who showed the most skill in winning the ball back for his team in order to…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said the club are unlikely to buy a striker this summer to replace the outgoing Sergio Aguero. City confirmed on Monday that Aguero, 32, will leave when his contract expires at the end of the season. Guardiola has been looking at options,…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns visit Sudanese outfit Al-Hilal in their penultimate CAF Champions League Group B clash at the Al-Hilal Stadium on Friday. Kick-off is at 15h00. Confirmed line-ups: Sundowns: Goss, De Reuck, Mvala, Lebusa, Modiba, Mudau, Kekana, Mkhulise, Mkhuma, Sirino, Affonso. Subs: Mweene, Onyango, Lakay, Maluleka, Domingo, Vilakazi, Makgalwa.…
Staff Reporter. @Getty Images. Brumbies returned to the top of the Super Rugby AU standings but had to hang on grimly to beat the winless New South Wales Waratahs 24-22 at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday. The Brumbies scored four tries to three to make it five wins out…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns will face off with Al Hilal in the CAF Champions League Group B match at the Al Hilal Stadium in Omdurman on Friday. Kick-off is at 3:00 pm CAT. Sundowns have maintained their 100 per cent record in Group B when they claimed a 1-0 victory…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs will be seeking revenge when they host Wydad Casablanca in Johannesburg on Saturday 3 April for their penultimate CAF Champions League Group C match. Kick-off at the FNB Stadium is set for 6pm CAT. The last meeting of these teams – which was rescheduled and played…
Staff Reporter. Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, who tested positive for Covid-19 last week, has been admitted to hospital. Tendulkar tweeted on Friday that he decided to go to a hospital in Mumbai "as a matter of abundant precaution under medical advice". The former captain, who is loved by millions,…
Staff Reporter. @Lee Warren. The Confederation of African Football (Caf) president Patrice Motsepe has appointed SA Football Association (Safa) president Danny Jordaan as advisor to the president in charge of Sport and Marketing. The former Fifa World Cup 2010 CEO has vast experience in this area, having served on Fifa's…
Staff Reporter. @ Getty Images. Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is set to miss both legs of the Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool after suffering a calf muscle injury. The 35-year-old defender picked up the injury while on international duty. Real face the Reds on Tuesday, 6 April and Wednesday,…
Staff Reporter. The Milwaukee Bucks ended a three-game losing streak with a 112-97 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, who lost debutant Andre Drummond to injury. Jrue Holiday scored a game-high 28 points for the Bucks, while Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Drummond had scored four…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has published a new directive that amends the country’s sports broadcasting regulations. The changes, which take effect immediately, are aimed at addressing inequalities that play a role in how television is accessed by people and the nature of the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Bundesliga Matchday 27 sees a veritable clash-of-the-titans as league leaders FC Bayern München take on second-placed RB Leipzig. With only eight games left in the season, a win would see defending champions FC Bayern extend their lead to seven points. However, three points for RB Leipzig would…
Staff Reporter. @Getty Images. The details of what caused Tiger Woods' car crash will only be released if the 15-time major winner gives permission for police to share their findings. A cause has been determined and the investigation is concluded, said Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva. Woods, 45, needed…
Staff Reporter. @Danielle Parhizkaran. World number two Naomi Osaka's 23-match winning run came to an abrupt end as she lost 6-0 6-4 to Maria Sakkari in the Miami Open quarter-finals. Japan's Osaka was stunned by the Greek 23rd seed's aggressive start, making 12 unforced errors and not landing one winner…
Staff Reporter. North Macedonia scored an 85th-minute winner through Eljif Elmas to stun hosts Germany 2-1 in their World Cup Group J qualifier on Wednesday as the Balkan country celebrated their greatest international victory. Goran Pandev had put North Macedonia ahead in the 2022 World Cup qualifier on the stroke…
Staff Reporter. South Africa rugby chief Mark Alexander says proposals for the return of fans are being taken to the country's government before this summer's British and Irish Lions tour. Alexander added that "there is no reason to doubt the tour taking place". Earlier in March, a contingency plan to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa Football Association (Safa) CEO Teboho Motlanthe has announced at a press conference at Safa House in Nasrec on Wednesday that Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki has been fired. This follows Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to Sudan in Omdurman that saw Bafana fail to qualify for the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The friendly city of Gqeberha in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro will play host to the 2021 SA National Aquatic Championships that double as Olympic and Paralympic Trials, with the action set to start from 7th to 12th April at the Newton Park Swimming Pool. Chad le…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The South African Football Association (Safa) is expected to announce the firing of Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki at a press conference at Safa House on Wednesday‚at noon. This follows an apparent confrontational meeting between Safa’s leadership and the coach at the Association’s headquarters in Nasrec late…
Staff Reporter. @Getty Images. Defending champion Ashleigh Barty moved into the Miami Open semi-finals with a battling win over Belarusian seventh seed Aryna Sabalenka. The Australian world number one won 11 of the final 12 points, as Sabalenka struggled with an abdominal injury, to seal a 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 6-3…
Staff Reporter. Nigeria ended their Africa Cup of Nations qualification campaign with a comfortable 3-0 win over Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos on Tuesday evening. The Super Eagles were already guaranteed to finish top of Group L before the match, but the result adds to their dominance…
Staff Reporter. Brighton's Leandro Trossard and Leicester's Dennis Praet scored their first Belgium goals in a crushing World Cup 2022 qualifying win over Belarus. Michy Batshuayi got the first before Hans Vanaken's volley made it 2-0 to the number one team in Fifa's rankings. Trossard's exquisite finish from 22 yards…
Staff Reporter. @BackpagePix. Wayde van Niekerk delivered in style on Tuesday, rocketing to victory in the men's 200m race at the ASA Athletix Invitational powered by AVANTI at Ruimsig Athletics Stadium in Roodepoort, Johannesburg. Van Niekerk crossed the line in 20.10 (albeit with a +2.1m/s tailwind), holding off a challenge…
Staff Reporter. @ Getty Images. World number one Dustin Johnson has apologised for withdrawing from this week's Texas Open to prepare for the Masters. The 36-year-old committed to the tournament on Friday but had a change of heart leading into the defence of his Masters title next week. "After much…
Staff Reporter. @Getty Images. A new Champions League format, featuring a 10-match first phase from 2024, is expected to be agreed by Uefa on Wednesday. The proposal, which has been under discussion for almost two years, will be finalised on Tuesday and then signed off by Uefa's executive committee. Under…
Staff Reporter. @Getty Images. Japanese second seed Naomi Osaka extended her winning streak to a 23rd match as she moved into the Miami Open quarter-finals for the first time. Osaka, whose unbeaten run includes claiming the US Open and Australian Open titles, won 6-3 6-3 against Belgium's 16th seed Elise…
Staff Reporter. Richard Mbulu scored after 16 minutes to give Malawi a 1-0 Group B victory over Uganda on Monday, and qualification for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations The 27-year-old forward headed powerfully past Uganda goalkeeper Denis Onyango off a cross from former Atletico Madrid youth squad member Robin…
Staff Reporter. Record goalscorer Sergio Aguero will leave Manchester City at the end of the season, the club has announced. The 32-year-old striker's contract expires at the end of the season and he has been told it will not be renewed. The Argentine, who signed from Atletico Madrid in 2011,…
Staff Reporter. @Gallo Images. Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki admitted that his side made life difficult for themselves after failing to qualify for the 2021 African Cup of Nations. Ntseki was commenting after Bafana Bafana's 2-0 loss away to Sudan which saw them missing out on playing in next year's…
Staff Reporter. @Getty Images. Hal Robson-Kanu, Rabbi Matondo and Tyler Roberts have been released from the Wales squad after "breaching protocols". The Football Association of Wales (FAW) did not specify the nature of the breach. Wales are preparing for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Czech Republic in Cardiff. "The three…
Staff Reporter. Poland striker Robert Lewandowski will miss Wednesday's 2022 World Cup qualifier against England at Wembley with a knee injury. The 32-year-old Bayern Munich player limped off during Sunday's 3-0 win over Andorra after scoring two goals. The Polish FA say he faces up to 10 days out with…
Staff Reporter. @ Yuzuru Sunada. Adam Yates has won the Volta a Catalunya ahead of Geraint Thomas in a race dominated by Ineos Grenadiers. Britain's Yates, 28, led the race since a powerful victory on the summit finish of stage three on Vallter 2000. Ineos completed the top three in…
Staff Reporter. @Getty Images. Billy Horschel beat his fellow American Scottie Scheffler 2&1 to win the WGC Matchplay title in Austin, Texas. Scheffler won the second hole but Horschel chipped in to win the fifth and was two ahead by the ninth. An increasingly scrappy match saw eight holes on…
Staff Reporter. Sudan beat South Africa 2-0 at Al-Hilal Stadium in Omdurman on Sunday to book their spot at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon). Victory moved the Falcons of Jediane up to 12 points in Group C, a point behind Ghana who defeated Sao Tome and Principe 3-1,…
Staff Reporter. @Getty Images. England maintained their winning start to the 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign with a comfortable victory over Albania in Tirana. Albania provided more of a challenge than hapless San Marino in England's opening 5-0 win at Wembley but once they had survived an early scare when…
Staff Reporter. Third one-day international, Pune India 329 all out (48.2 overs): Pant 78 (62); Wood 3-34 England 322-9 (50 overs): Curran 95* (83), Thakur 4-67 India won by seven runs, England were beaten in a thrilling one-day series decider against India, despite Sam Curran's heroic 95 not out. Chasing…
Staff Reporter. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton held off Max Verstappen's Red Bull for victory in an extraordinary finish to the Bahrain Grand Prix. Verstappen actually took the lead from Hamilton with four laps to go but handed the position back because he had overtaken by running off the track. The…
Staff Reporter. South Africa needs at least a point to qualify, Bafana Bafana are currently second in Group C with 10 points while Sudan are just below in third spot with nine points. Hosts Sudan go into this match knowing that nothing else but victory is what they need to…
Staff Reporter. France forward Anthony Martial went off after receiving treatment for an injury during his country's World Cup qualifying win over Kazakhstan. Martial's clever turn and pass set up Ousmane Dembele to make it 1-0 against the team ranked 122 in the world. Sergiy Maliy produced a fine clearance…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Tyrone Winfield/Sunshine Tour. Jaco Prinsloo claimed his second Sunshine Tour victory in three tournaments when he won the Serengeti Pro-Am Invitational at Serengeti's Jack Nicklaus Signature Design Championship course on Sunday. Prinsloo finished the five-round tournament on 15 under par 327 with a closing 68,…
Staff Reporter. @Getty Images. Stephanie Frappart became the first woman to referee a qualifying match for a men's World Cup when she took charge of Saturday's clash between the Netherlands and Latvia in Amsterdam France's Frappart, 37, has been a trailblazer for women officials and in December was the first…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki says he anticipates a tough encounter when his side meets hosts Sudan this evening but expects South Africa to progress to the AFCON finals in Cameroon next year. The match takes place at Al Hilal Stadium, Omdurman in the Sudanese capital of…
Staff Reporter. @Getty Images. France's Victor Perez is the sole European in the WGC Matchplay semi-finals after he beat Sergio Garcia 4&3 and Tommy Fleetwood and Jon Rahm lost. Fleetwood missed a 10-foot putt to win on the 18th against Billy Horschel and then lost at the first extra hole…
Staff Reporter. Cristiano Ronaldo stormed off the pitch at full time when he was denied a stoppage-time winner in Portugal's 2-2 draw in Serbia. Liverpool's Diogo Jota scored two headers for the Group A favourites before Serbia fought back in their World Cup qualifier. Aleksandar Mitrovic pulled one back before…
Staff Reporter. @Gallo Images. The DHL Stormers ticked several more boxes as they got full value from a comprehensive 44-12 win over the Emirates Lions in their final Kick Off 2021 preparation game at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday evening. The Stormers scored five tries, with the Lions getting…
Staff Reporter. @Reuters. Real Madrid's Luka Modric became Croatia's most-capped player as his side defeated Group H rivals Cyprus in their World Cup qualifier. Midfielder Modric, who made his debut in 2006, surpassed former defender Darijo Srna's record of 134 caps. The 35-year-old captained his side who, despite creating 17…
Staff Reporter. Ineos Grenadiers' Adam Yates retained the lead of the Volta a Catalunya after Saturday's penultimate stage. Yates, 28, is now favourite to win overall in Spain with just one stage remaining, and team-mate Geraint Thomas in third, 49 seconds behind. Yates' twin brother Simon is one minute 20…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Tyrone Winfield/Sunshine Tour. The tougher test of a Serengeti Jack Nicklaus Signature Design Championship course armed with a stiff breeze suited Jaco Ahlers as he played his into a one-stroke lead going into Sunday's final round of the Sunshine Tour's Serengeti Pro-Am Invitational. Ahlers signed…
Staff Reporter. Max Verstappen beat Lewis Hamilton to pole position for the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix following an exhilarating qualifying session. Red Bull's Verstappen delivered a supreme final lap to see off seven-time world champion Hamilton by almost four tenths of a second with his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas third.…
Staff Reporter. Nigeria qualified for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday after Lesotho and Sierra Leone drew 0-0 in Group L. The result in Maseru guaranteed the Super Eagles a top-two finish in the section ahead of their top-of-the-table clash away to Benin in Porto-Novo later Saturday. Nigeria…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa will be aiming to avoid being upset by Sudan when the two countries meet a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier at Al-Hilal Stadium on Sunday Kick-off is at 6pm CAT (SA, GMT+2). There has been conflicting reports with some saying the match will…
Staff Reporter. Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has tested positive for Covid-19. Tendulkar - widely considered the greatest batsman of all time - said he had mild symptoms in a tweet on Saturday. "I've quarantined myself at home and am following all the necessary protocols as advised by my doctors,"…
Staff Reporter. Sharks Head coach Sean Everitt unfurled a satisfied smile after his Sharks showed the kind of attacking intent to beat the Bulls that earned them nationwide admiration during Super Rugby last year. Everitt said the appetite to get at their opponents in the way they did to the…
Staff Reporter. Wales clinched the Six Nations as 14-man Scotland snatched their first victory in Paris since 1999 to wreck France's title hopes. The hosts, needing a bonus point and a winning margin of 21 points, had only one try and a 13-10 lead at the break. Damian Penaud's second-half…
Staff Reporter. Morocco and the Ivory Coast secured places at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in contrasting ways on Friday, as they raised the number of finalists to 16 with eight more places up for grabs. The Moroccans booked an 18th appearance after Group E rivals Burundi and the…
Staff Reporter. Jonny Bairstow struck a magnificent century and Ben Stokes a brutal 99 in an emphatic England chase of 337 to beat India in the second one-day international in Pune. Stokes was simply awesome in cracking 10 sixes in his 52-ball stay, while the brilliant Bairstow made 124 from…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Tyrone Winfield/Sunshine Tour. MJ Viljoen will take a one-stroke lead into the weekend of a Serengeti Pro-Am Invitational that has tested every element of the Sunshine Tour professionals' games, including tackling Serengeti's Whistling Thorn Par 3 Course in their third round on Friday. Viljoen posted…
Staff Reporter. @AFP. Former Arsenal and France striker Thierry Henry says he is removing himself from social media because of racism and bullying across platforms. Henry, 43, posted a message to his 2.3m followers on Twitter on Friday saying the problem was "too toxic to ignore". He said he would…
Staff Reporter. The Comoros Islands and the Gambia qualified for the African Cup of Nations for the first time, securing places at next January’s finals after their penultimate group games on Thursday. A goalless home draw against Togo maintained the Comoros’ unbeaten record in qualifying and guaranteed a top-two finish…
Staff Reporter. Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy recovered from his error-strewn first day at the WGC Matchplay in Texas with a 4&3 win over American Lanto Griffin. The four-time major winner, who found a swimming pool during his loss to Ian Poulter, led the 46th seed from the first to the…
Staff Reporter. Kai Havertz and Ilkay Gundogan scored as Germany got their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign off to a good start with a comfortable win over Iceland. The home side led 2-0 after just seven minutes, with Chelsea forward Havertz firing in the second after Leon Goretzka's well-taken opener.…
Staff Reporter. Lewis Hamilton says world champions Mercedes are "not the fastest" team heading into the first race of the new Formula 1 season in Bahrain. Mercedes struggled with their car in testing and Hamilton said the title fight would "absolutely" be closer than 2020, which he and his team…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Tobias Ginsberg. A world-class 200m line-up featuring the likes of Wayde van Niekerk, Akani Simbine and Anaso Jobodwana will headline the second ASA Athletix Invitational Meet powered by AVANTI at Ruimsig Athletics Stadium in Roodepoort, Johannesburg on Tuesday, 30 March 2021. The men's half-lap race, starting…
Staff Reporter. Bafana Bafana were held 1-1 by Ghana at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Thursday evening, with Group C in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers set to go down to the wire. The result at Soccer City is enough for the Black Stars to punch their ticket…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune is set to meet with management after the AFCON qualifiers, when a final decision regarding his future in the team will be made. Bafana Bafana are due to play Ghana on Thursday, 25 March at home followed by an away clash against Sudan…
Staff Reporter. Rory McIlroy drove his ball into a swimming pool during a thumping defeat to Ian Poulter in his opening group game at the WGC Matchplay in Texas. The four-time major winner's wayward drive on Austin's fifth hole was one of a number of errors in a 6&5 thrashing.…
Staff Reporter. France were held to a surprise draw by Ukraine as they got their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign under way. The world champions began confidently and deservedly went ahead when Antoine Griezmann superbly curled a left-foot effort into the corner from 18 yards. However, Ukraine held firm in…
Staff Reporter. Netherlands began their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign with a surprise defeat by Turkey. The Dutch, runners up in 2010, fell behind when Burak Yilmaz's deflected shot wrong-footed goalkeeper Tim Krul. Yilmaz then converted a penalty before Hakan Calhanoglu curled in a third. Memphis Depay saw a late…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Guinea booked their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) ticket with a 1-0 win over Mali in a Group A qualifier at Stade du 28 Septembre. Victory moved the Syli Nationale up to 11 points, two behind Mali who had already booked their…
Staff Reporter. Portugal coach Fernando Santos could not help but shrug his shoulders and smile when asked whether his side were stronger without Cristiano Ronaldo. "I don't think any team in the world can perform better when its best player is not around," he replied in the news conference prior…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Tyrone Winfield/Sunshine Tour. Jaco Prinsloo's decision to play the kind of golf he did as a kid continues to pay off as he retained his lead in the Serengeti Pro-Am Invitational at Serengeti Estates on Wednesday. Prinsloo signed for a one-under-par 71 on the Jack…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City are to install 5,620 rail seats this summer to "enhance supporter safety" at Etihad Stadium. The seats, which can be folded away to create a 'safe standing' area with barriers, will be installed in the lower tier of the South Stand. Standing at grounds in the…
Staff Reporter. Brighton & Hove Albion player Percy Tau said Bafana Bafana are aware that the two last qualifiers (against Ghana and Sudan) will be difficult but is confident the boys will deliver the goods. South Africa who are second in Group C behind Ghana on head-to-head count, take on…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. FIFA has banned ex-president Sepp Blatter from football until 2028 after giving him a new suspension of six years and eight months. Former Fifa general secretary Jerome Valcke has received a similar ban, with both also being fined £780,000. The punishments were for "various violations" of Fifa's…
Staff Reporter. Akani Simbine beats Luxolo Adams to win the 100m men's final to clock 10.00 with an assisted +2.1m/s tailwind, just outside the legal limit of +2.0m/s for an official time in the first leg of the ASA Athletix Invitational Meet powered by AVANTI at Ruimsig Athletics Stadium, Johannesburg. …
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Real Madrid's Champions League quarter-final first leg at home to Liverpool will not be moved abroad, following an easing of coronavirus restrictions. Spain imposed restrictions on flights from Britain in December over concerns of a variant of Covid-19, which affected European ties involving Chelsea…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Tyrone Winfield/Sunshine Tour. Jaco Prinsloo is hunting his second victory in three tournaments after opening with an eight-under-par 64 to lead the first round of the Serengeti Pro-Am Invitational at Serengeti Estates on Tuesday. Prinsloo, the winner of The Players Championship hosted at Dainfern Golf…
Staff Reporter. Bafana Bafana will be aiming for a potentially decisive win in their Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying campaign when they host Ghana in a top-of-the-table Group C clash at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Thursday. The group standings see Ghana and Bafana Bafana are level at…
Staff Reporter. The British and Irish Lions plan to tour South Africa this summer after rejecting contingency options of staging the matches elsewhere. The possibility of switching the tour to Britain and Ireland or hosting it in Australia had been raised as the Covid pandemic continues to hamper sport. However,…
Staff Reporter. First one-day international, Pune India 317-5 (50 overs): Dhawan 98 (106); Stokes 3-34 England 251 (42.1 overs): Bairstow 94 (66); Krishna 4-54 India won by 66 runs. England squandered the chance to win a fluctuating first one-day international against India, losing by 66 runs in Pune. Jonny Bairstow's…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: GolfRSA. South Africa's number one amateur, Christiaan Maas, will have the opportunity to test himself against the Sunshine Tour professionals in this week's Serengeti Pro-Am Invitational at Serengeti Estates, which tees off on Tuesday. The 18-year-old GolfRSA National Squad star and reigning South African Amateur champion…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Gallo Images. SA Rugby president Mark Alexander has pleaded with the government to allow 50% spectator entry at stadium for this year’s British and Irish Lions tour, according to a report. Rapport reported that SA Rugby was desperate to make sure that the Lions tour took…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Deryck Foster. South Africa U23 National Team coach, David Notoane has named a 24-man squad comprising only locally based players for a training camp in eThekwini from 21-29 March 2021. This is part of the preparations for Summer Olympics scheduled for Tokyo, Japan from 23 July-8…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Bafana Bafana coach, Molefi Ntseki has called up 5 more players to the national set-up to beef up the squad ahead of crucial AFCON qualifiers against Ghana and Sudan this week. Bafana Bafana play the Black Stars of Ghana on Thursday, 25 March 2021 at FNB Stadium…
Staff Reporter. Formula 1 finds itself at a crossroads, a junction in history, as it embarks on a marathon 2021 World Championship. The sport has set its ambitions high in embarking on what is planned to be its longest season in the middle of a pandemic. But whether it runs…
Staff Reporter. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has disqualified Chad from the remainder of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, accusing the government of interfering in the affairs of the football federation. The Chadian Ministry of Youth and Sports stripped the country’s football federation of its powers on…
Staff Reporter. Chris Paul became the sixth man in NBA history to reach 10,000 assists as his Phoenix Suns team beat a Los Angeles Lakers side without LeBron James. Paul, 35, scored 11 points, with 10 rebounds and 13 assists as the Suns beat the Lakers 111-94. James injured his…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt has issued a stern warning to all his charges as the club looks set for wholesale changes at the end of the season. Chiefs have several players in the final few months of their contracts and, following the departure of Siphelele Ntshangase, the…
Staff Reporter. @PSG. Kylian Mbappe scored twice as Paris St-Germain won 4-2 at Lyon to go top of Ligue 1. The 22-year-old France striker's efforts either side of the break saw him become the youngest player to score 100 goals in the French top flight. Mbappe opened the scoring from…
Staff Reporter. @Serenawilliams. Serena Williams has pulled out of this week's Miami Open after having oral surgery. The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion was knocked out of the Australian Open semi-finals by Naomi Osaka in January. Williams, who lives in Florida, said in a statement: "Miami is a special tournament…
Staff Reporter. Lionel Messi celebrated a record-breaking 768th appearance for Barcelona with two goals as the Spanish giants thrashed Real Sociedad 6-1 in La Liga. The Argentina forward, 33, moved one game clear of former midfielder Xavi's total as Barca closed the gap on leaders Atletico Madrid to four points.…
Staff Reporter. Manager Jose Mourinho said it is "sad" Tottenham had to suffer their shock midweek Europa League exit in order to produce the committed performance that saw them secure the victory at Aston Villa which keeps Spurs in the hunt for a top-four Premier League finish. They were labelled…
Staff Reporter. Leicester City reached their first FA Cup semi-final for 39 years with a fully deserved win over Manchester United at the King Power Stadium. Brendan Rodgers' side will face Southampton at Wembley with Chelsea and Manchester City meeting in the other semi-final. Leicester, who lost to eventual winners…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Eight-time winners Chelsea will play quadruple-chasing Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-finals. Leicester and Manchester United know they will face Southampton in the last four if they can earn victory in their quarter-final on Sunday. Leicester and United were 1-1 draw when…
Staff Reporter. Lizelle Lee and Laura Wolvaardt struck match-winning knocks as the Proteas Women beat India by six wickets with the final delivery of the match on Sunday to win the T20I series. After winning the opening clash on Saturday, the South Africans were set a tricky target of 159…
Staff Reporter. Arsenal came from three goals down to rescue a point in a stunning game against London rivals West Ham in the Premier League. West Ham punished a sleepy Arsenal with Jesse Lingard, Jarrod Bowen and Tomas Soucek putting them in complete control and set to go level on…
Staff Reporter. Black Leopards came back to hold Mamelodi Sundowns to a 1-1 draw in the DStv Premiership match at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium. The draw saw Sundowns open a four-point lead at the top of the league standings, while Leopards remained 16th on the log. Sundowns got off to…
Staff Reporter. @juventusfcen. Beneveto dented Juventus' Serie A title hopes on Sunday as Adolfo Gaich's second-half strike sealed a shock 1-0 victory in Turin and ended the relegation battlers' 11-match winless run. Gaich pounced on a careless pass from Juve midfielder Arthur to fire in the decisive goal after 69…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs secured a hard fought 1-0 win over Orlando Pirates in their DStv Premiership match at FNB Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Daniel Cardoso, Reeve Frosler, Nkosingiphile Ngcobo and Samir Nurkovic were all recalled to the Chiefs line-up while Pirates made only one alteration, with Siphesihle Ndlovu starting…
Staff Reporter. Eight-time winners Chelsea moved into the FA Cup semi-finals with a hard-fought 2-0 home win against Sheffield United. The Blues, beaten finalists last season, went ahead in fortunate circumstances as Ben Chilwell's low cross was steered into his own net by Blades midfielder Oliver Norwood. Christian Pulisic was…
Staff Reporter. Jbe' Kruger claimed an emotional two-stroke victory in the Gauteng Championship presented by Betway at the Ebotse Links on Sunday. Kruger closed with a 66 to win on 21 under par. Martin Rohwer took second place on 19 under following his own final round of 66. Neil Schietekat,…
Staff Reporter. The SA National Open Water Swimming Championships concluded today at the Marina Martinique in Jeffrey’s Bay, with Leigh McMorran and Nathan Hughes winning the 5km gold medals. Johannesburg’s McMorran (17) clocked a fast 1:01:24.07 to defend her 2020 title and add her name to the FINA World Junior…
Staff Reporter. LeBron James will be "out indefinitely" after sustaining a high right ankle sprain in the Los Angeles Lakers' 99-94 defeat by the Atlanta Hawks. James, 36, screamed out after rolling his ankle in the second quarter on Saturday and had to leave the game. The Lakers are already…
Staff Reporter. South Africa’s Open Water swimmers continued to shine during the second day of the Championships, taking place at the Marina Martinique in Jeffrey’s Bay. This year’s competition also doubles as the official trials for the FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships and the top two athletes in…
Staff Reporter. France inflicted Grand Slam heartbreak on Wales in a Parisian thriller to keep alive their Six Nations title hopes. Brice Dulin crossed in injury time to clinch an epic bonus-point win and take the tournament to the final match next weekend, when they play Scotland. Wales are five…
Staff Reporter. South Africa's Lloyd Harris lost in the Dubai Championships final on Saturday, but he enjoyed a dream run during the week, toppling several higher ranked players. Though he stumbled at the final hurdle, Lloyd Harris is likely to look back on this week’s Dubai Tennis Championship as a…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City needed late goals from Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin de Bruyne to secure a 2-0 win over Everton to reach the FA Cup semifinals on Saturday. The victory keeps City's quadruple hopes alive this season as they managed to break Everton's defensive shape late on and Pep…
Staff Reporter. ©INPHO. Ireland produced by far their best performance of the Andy Farrell era to beat a sorry England 32-18 in the Six Nations in Dublin. Keith Earls and Jack Conan scored superb first-half tries while Johnny Sexton kicked 22 points with Lions coach Warren Gatland watching on. Late…
Staff Reporter. Chippa United fought back from two goals down to hold Swallows FC 2-2 in a DStv Premiership clash at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Gqeberha on Saturday afternoon. The result sees the Birds extend their winless run to eight matches in the league and remain in fifth…
Staff Reporter. Karim Benzema scored twice and provided an assist as Real Madrid secured a 3-1 win at Celta Vigo on Saturday to close the gap in the La Liga title race. Benzema has now scored in six consecutive matches in all competitions for the first time since 2016. Marco…
Staff Reporter. Bayern Munich retained their four-point cushion at the top of the Bundesliga with a 4-0 home rout of VfB Stuttgart on Saturday with Robert Lewandowski netting a hat trick after they had Alphonso Davies sent off early on. Canada international left-back Davies was shown a straight red card…
Staff Reporter. Fifth Twenty20, Ahmedabad India 224-2 (20 overs): Kohli 80* (52), Rohit 64 (34) England 188-8 (20 overs): Malan 68 (46); Bhuvneshwar 2-15 India won by 36 runs England lost their Twenty20 series decider to an India side that followed a batting masterclass with some wonderful bowling in Ahmedabad.…
Staff Reporter. Southampton put their Premier League troubles to one side as they reached the FA Cup semi-finals by brushing past Championship hosts Bournemouth. Nathan Redmond inspired the Saints, who have lost 10 of their past 12 league games, with two goals and an assist. The visitors went ahead when…
Staff Reporter. Photo: Tyrone Winfield. Neil Schietekat birdied the last to maintain his one-stroke lead in the Gauteng Championship presented by Betway at the Ebotse Links on Saturday. On a day when a good breeze made the Ebotse Links play more true to its name, Schietekat signed for a 69…
Staff Reporter. Exciting battles are on the cards next week when the country's top athletes square up against some international stars at the first leg of the ASA Athletix Invitational Meet powered by AVANTI, to be held at Ruimsig Athletics Stadium in Roodepoort on Tuesday, 23 March 2021. In perhaps…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. No international fans will be permitted at the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics this summer because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Japanese authorities told the Olympic and Paralympic committees it was "highly unlikely" that entry to the country could be guaranteed. Organisers…
Staff Reporter. Patrick Bamford hopes he can play himself into England's Euro 2020 squad after scoring one and setting up the other as Leeds beat Fulham. The game came the day after Bamford was left out of Gareth Southgate's squad for the first World Cup qualifiers. Fulham, meanwhile, missed the…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Lloyd Harris. South Africa’s leading tennis star Lloyd Harris continued a stunning week in Dubai by claiming another big win in a three-set triumph over third seed Denis Shapovalov on Friday. Harris became the first qualifier to reach the Dubai Tennis Championships final, when he rallied…
Staff Reporter. Neil Schietekat added to the incredible run of low scoring on the Sunshine Tour at the moment as he signed for a 62, including a first nine of 29, to lead the Gauteng Championship presented by Betway by a single stroke heading into the weekend at the Ebotse…
Staff Reporter. The 2021 South African Open Water Swimming Olympic Trials and qualification for the FINA World Junior Championships began today at the Marina Martinique in Jeffrey’s Bay. The top two swimmers from the men’s and women’s 10km race will be eligible for national selection and the first to pencil…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United have been drawn against Granada in the Europa League quarter-finals, while Arsenal will face Slavia Prague. Ajax have been drawn against Roma, while Dinamo Zagreb will take on Villarreal. If Manchester United overcome Granada in the quarter-finals, they will play the winners of the tie between…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool will face Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Manchester City have been drawn against Borussia Dortmund, while Chelsea play Porto and defending champions Bayern Munich take on Paris St-Germain, the team they beat in last year's final. In the semi-finals, the winner of the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer says his side will have to be at the top of their game to beat Kaizer Chiefs in the Soweto Derby at FNB Stadium on Sunday. Pirates have already defeated Chiefs three times in all competitions this season, scoring seven goals and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Robert Lewandowski’s relentless charge towards Gerd Müller’s single-season Bundesliga goals record continues on Matchday 26. Lewandowski’s effort in FC Bayern München’s 3-1 win at SV Werder Bremen marked his 268th goal in the Bundesliga, putting him in joint second with Klaus Fischer in the all-time scoring charts.…
Staff Reporter. Jose Mourinho apologised to the Tottenham fans and said his players failed "at the basics of life" after they threw away a 2-0 lead to be knocked out of the Europa League by Dinamo Zagreb. A second-leg display described as "diabolical" and "a disaster" by their ex-player and…
Staff Reporter. Paul Pogba returned from injury to send Manchester United into the Europa League quarter-finals and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says the midfielder will continue to make a big impact in the final stages of the season. The Frenchman scored the winner against AC Milan at the San Siro…
Staff Reporter. Tottenham were knocked out of the Europa League as a sublime hat-trick from Mislav Orsic completed a remarkable second-leg turnaround for Dinamo Zagreb. Leading 2-0 after a one-sided first encounter in London seven days earlier, Spurs - who made seven changes - paid the price for a desperately…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Lloyd Harris. South African Lloyd Harris continued his dream week on Thursday by becoming the first qualifier to reach the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships semi-finals. World No. 81 Harris advanced to his first ATP 500 semi-final with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 victory over former World…
Staff Reporter. Arsenal were given a scare by Olympiakos but had enough from the first leg to beat the Greek side on aggregate and reach the Europa League last eight. Leading 3-1 from the game in Greece, the Gunners were comfortable throughout the first half in London. Some nerves began…
Staff Reporter. Fourth Twenty20, Ahmedabad India 185-8: Suryakumar 57 (31), Iyer 37 (18); Archer 4-33 England 177-8: Stokes 46 (23), Roy 40 (27); Thakur 3-42, Pandya 2-16 India won by eight runs India set up a series decider with an eight-run win over England in an absorbing fourth Twenty20 in…
Staff Reporter. Tristen Strydom's consistent rise in form carried him to the top of the leaderboard after the first round of the Gauteng Championship presented by Betway at the Ebotse Links on Thursday. Strydom opened with a bogey-free eight-under-par 64 to lead the field by a single stroke in this…
Staff Reporter. Athletics South Africa (ASA) is excited to celebrate South Africa’s return to competitive track and field racing with the launch of the exhilarating ASA Athletix Invitational Meet powered by AVANTI which will be held in Johannesburg over two legs with the first next week Tuesday 23 March 2021.…
Staff Reporter. The squads for countries facing crucial qualifiers for the Africa Cup of Nations will be hit after all players in the top two divisions of French football were banned from leaving Europe. The 40 clubs from Ligue 1 and 2 agreed unanimously to prevent their players from leaving…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Lloyd Harris. South African tennis star Lloyd Harris maintained his fine form at the Dubai Tennis Championships (ATP 500) with a straight sets victory over Serbian 14th seed Filip Krajinovic on Wednesday night. The 24-year-old qualifier prevailed 7-6(5), 6-4 in the match which lasted 92 minutes…
Staff Reporter. Chelsea moved into the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time in seven years with a 3-0 aggregate win over Atletico Madrid. Having established a slender first-leg lead, Emerson Palmieri's late strike sealed the win after Hakim Ziyech had earlier put the hosts firmly in control…
Staff Reporter. Paris Saint-Germain forwards Mauro Icardi and Kylian Mbappe fired them to a 3-0 win over Lille on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the French Cup. Argentine Icardi put the holders in front by bundling the ball into the net in the ninth minute, while France striker Mbappe…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates registered their first win in Group A after defeating Enyimba 2-1 in CAF Confederation Cup action on Wednesday evening. Goals from Deon Hotto and Tshegofatso Mabasa earned the Buccaneers the victory, while Augustine Oladapo netted the Aba Warriors' first-half equaliser. Pirates made three changes to the…
Staff Reporter. Nadine de Klerk claimed three wickets in a strong bowling display by the Momentum Proteas that helped set them on their way to a five-wicket win over India – and with it a 4-1 series scoreline – in the fifth one-day international at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in…
Staff Reporter. Sekhukhune United and Richards Bay FC continue to set the pace in the GladAfrica Championship following narrow 1-0 wins in their respective matches on Wednesday. The two teams are locked on 31 points atop the 2020-21 league standings, but Babina Noko have played a game more than the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Jean Hugo is often named as one of the most naturally gifted professionals on the Sunshine Tour, even by his peers. But to describe him only as a "natural talent" who has never had to work hard at his craft would be to miss the finer details…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Tiger Woods has returned home and will work on "getting stronger every day" following the car crash that left him with significant injuries. The American, 45, needed surgery after suffering a fractured leg and shattered ankle in the crash.The 15-time major champion was moved…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City moved into the Champions League quarter-finals for a fourth successive season by completing a comprehensive aggregate victory over Borussia Monchengladbach. Leading 2-0 after the first leg, the Premier League leaders extended their overall advantage after only 12 minutes of the last-16 second-leg tie through Kevin de…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Bloemfontein Celtic owner Max Tshabalala confirmed that suspended CEO Khumbulani Konco has been retrenched. Konco was sacked following a long suspension in a move Tshabalala termed retrenchment due to necessary cost-cutting at the struggling franchise. "You know the team doesn’t have a sponsor‚ and we have…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Lloyd Harris. Lloyd Harris earned the biggest win of his career on Tuesday, when he stunned top seed Dominic Thiem 6-3, 6-4 at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. The South African dropped only one point behind his first serve (29/30) and struck 23 winners to…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs were held to a 0-0 draw by Petro de Luanda (Petro Atletico) in a Group C 2020-21 Caf Champions League match at Estádio 11 de Novembro on Tuesday. Both teams struggled to get going in the Angolan capital, but despite the stalemate Chiefs remain within reach…
Staff Reporter. Jos Buttler countered Virat Kohli's sparkling half-century with his highest T20I score of 83 not out from 52 balls as England beat India by eight wickets to take a 2-1 series lead on the day of captain Eoin Morgan's 100th international in the format. Buttler hit four sixes…
Staff Reporter. Al Ahly head coach Pitso Mosimane has hailed his players following the historic 3-0 victory over AS Vita Club in Kinshasa, DR Congo. The Reds started their group-stage campaign in wonderful fashion after beating Al-Merrikh 3-0 at home; however, two disappointing results followed as they lost to Simba…
Kaizer Chiefs will be looking to do a 'double' over Angolan side Petro de Luanda when they meet them in a Group C Caf Champions League match at Estádio 11 de Novembro tonight. Watch the game LIVE HERE!: Amakhosi beat their opponents 2-0 in the reverse fixture earlier this month…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:AP. Sweden's record goalscorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been recalled to the national team five years after announcing his retirement. The 39-year-old scored 62 goals in 116 internationals before quitting after the team's Euro 2016 group-stage exit. He opened the door to a return in a newspaper interview…
Staff Reporter. The 2021 South African National Aquatic Championship will kick off with the Open Water competition at the Eastern Cape’s Marina Martinique in Jeffrey’s Bay from the 19th to the 21st of March. This Open Water Championship doubles up as the official Olympic Trials, as well as qualification for…
Staff Reporter. LeBron James recorded the 98th triple-double of his career as the Los Angeles Lakers eased to a 128-97 win over the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco. Montrezl Harrell scored 15 of his team-high 27 points as the Lakers pulled away in the second quarter to win the…
Staff Reporter. Diogo Jota rekindled Liverpool's Premier League top-four hopes with the winning goal on his return to Molineux in a game that ended with a worrying head injury to Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio. Jota, who joined Liverpool from Wolves in September, drilled a low first-time shot under Patricio to…
Staff Reporter. Barcelona moved back to within four points of La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid in a record-setting night for Lionel Messi as his team beat Huesca at the Camp Nou on Monday. Messi was part of Ronald Koeman's starting XI, putting him level on career appearances in all competitions…
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