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Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. South Africa legend Jacques Kallis will join England as batting consultant for their tour of Sri Lanka in January. The 45-year-old is third on the all-time list of Test run-scorers with 13,289. He also took 292 wickets. Kallis has coached Kolkata Knight Riders in…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Orlando Pirates goalkeeper coach Jryi Nieminen has confirmed his departure from the Buccaneers as he issued a statement on social media. The veteran goalkeeper coach arrived at Mayfair in June 2019 to replace Andrew Sparkes who had just left to join Premier League side Southampton. Nieminen's arrival…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt admits he is facing tough times with the Soweto giants, saying it's the challenging job of his career. The former Bidvest Wits boss has only managed a single win out of eight matches at the Naturena-based club in the DStv Premiership so…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Photo Credit: Gallo Images. Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Rhulani Mokwena says the CAF Champions League competition is a different stage compared to the DStv Premiership. The Brazilians are looking to get their continental campaign off to a bright start following their draw against Golden Arrows on Saturday afternoon…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Real Madrid beat Eibar to record a fourth straight La Liga win and keep pace with leaders Atletico Madrid. Karim Benzema opened the scoring with his seventh league goal of the season and then set up Luka Modric as Real scored twice in the…
Staff Reporter. TS Galaxy have fired coach Dan Malesela after just a single win in eight DStv Premiership matches in their debut season, the club confirmed on Sunday. Galaxy lost 3-2 at Cape Town City this weekend to leave the club on seven points from a possible 24, with Malesela…
Staff Reporter. Scott McTominay became the first player to score twice inside the first three minutes of a Premier League game as Manchester United climbed to third in the table with a remarkable victory over old rivals Leeds at Old Trafford. The midfielder found the bottom corner with a ferocious…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Leicester City climbed to second in the Premier League as they overcame top-four rivals Tottenham to move four points behind leaders Liverpool. In a hard-fought battle between the sides starting the day third and fourth in the table - Spurs one point above the…
Staff Reporter. AmaZulu FC walloped Chippa United 3-1 in the DStv Premiership match at the Jonsson Kings Park Stadium this afternoon. United contained Amazulu in the opening stages of the match and the visitors managed to score first after the hosts failed to clear their lines. Isaac Nhlapo curled the…
Staff Reporter. Rafael Leao scored the fastest goal in Serie A history as AC Milan netted after just six seconds of their game at Sassuolo on Sunday. The Portuguese forward, 21, took Hakan Calhanoglu's pass in his stride to stroke the league leaders ahead virtually from the kick-off. Leao's goal…
Staff Reporter. The women's national team squad for the Pakistan women's inbound tour in Durban in January and February will be selected from a training camp featuring 25 players, including four who are new additions to the women’s national team roster, according to Cricket South Africa. The Momentum Proteas will…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez produced a near-flawless display to unpick Callum Smith and take the British fighter's WBA world super-middleweight title. The Mexican shone in Texas as he all but froze Smith out over 12 rounds with calculated pressure, spiteful punching and evasive defensive work.…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. PNC Championship first-round leaderboard -14 Team Kuchar (US); -12 Team Singh (Fiji); -11 Team Duval (US, Team Lehman (US), Team Norman (US) Selected others: -10 Team Daly (US), Team Furyk (US), Team O'Meara (US), Team Thomas (US), Team Trevino (US), Team Woods (US). Full…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Juventus maintained their unbeaten Serie A start with a comfortable victory over Parma. Sweden's 20-year-old forward Dejan Kulusevski slotted in from Alex Sandro's pass to send Andrea Pirlo's side ahead after 23 minutes. Ronaldo headed in three minutes later…
Staff Reporter. Robert Lewandowski scored a dramatic injury-time winner, his second goal of the game, to earn Bayern Munich a 2-1 comeback victory at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday, sending them top of the Bundesliga table going into the Christmas break. Patrik Schick brilliantly volleyed the hosts in front in the…
Staff Reporter. Everton revival continued with a 2-1 win over Arsenal in front of 2,000 fans at Goodison Park. A Rob Holding own goal and Yerry Mina strike on the stroke of halftime were enough to ensure that Nicolas Pepe's first-half penalty counted for nothing. Everton took the lead after…
Staff Reporter. The Lions ended a three-year Currie Cup losing run against the Sharks when they clashed in Johannesburg on Saturday. This was the perfect opportunity for the Sharks to move within three, potentially four, log points of the Vodacom Bulls and still have a game in hand. Instead, this…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs and Bloemfontein Celitc played to a 1-1 draw in a 2020-21 DStv Premiership match at FNB Stadium in Soweto. Itumeleng Khune dropped to the bench as Daniel Akpeyi returned in goal, while Ramahlwe Mphahlele replaced the suspended Philani Zulu. Chiefs opened the scoring on the eight…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City returned to winning ways in the Premier League and closed the gap to the top four with a hard-fought victory over in-form Southampton at St Mary's. Raheem Sterling swept in from Kevin de Bruyne's cutback after 16 minutes as Pep Guardiola's side stamped their authority following…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Lionel Messi equalled Brazil legend Pele's record of 643 goals for a single club after scoring for Barcelona against Valencia. The Argentine, 33, scored a diving header just before half-time immediately after his penalty was saved by Valencia keeper Jaume Domenech. Messi scored his first goal for…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Paris St-Germain forward Neymar is set to return in January from an ankle injury suffered against Lyon on 13 December. Neymar was seen screaming in agony and clutching his ankle after a challenge from Thiago Mendes, who was sent off. The Brazil international, 28,…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns failed to extend their lead at the top of the DStv Premiership with a 1-1 draw against Golden Arrows this afternoon. The result sees the Brazilians go three points clear at the top of the log, but they could be overhauled by Swallows FC (who play…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Twitter. Atletico Madrid went three points clear at the top of the Spanish La Liga table with two games in hand following victory over Elche. Ex-Liverpool and Barcelona forward Luis Suarez slotted in England international Kieran Trippier's cross in the 41st minute to put Atletico ahead.…
Staff Reporter. Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah both scored twice as Liverpool hit seven past Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park to go six points clear at the top of the Premier League table. Firmino, Salah, Takumi Minamino, Sadio Mane and Jordan Henderson were all on the scoresheet as the champions…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Photo Credit: BackpagePix. New AmaZulu coach Benni McCarthy has revealed his plans for the Durban-based club, saying his mission is to challenge for trophies. The South African all-time top scorer says he doesn't want to see Usuthu adding numbers in the DStv Premiership but at least fight…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Ahead of their trip to Angola for the Caf Confederation Cup clash against Sagrada Esperanca, Orlando Pirates could be without two of their key players. According to coach Josef Zinnbauer, strikers Zakhele Lepasa, and Tshegofatso Mabasa are doubtful for the clash as they sustained injuries. The duo…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Photo Credit: Lee Warren. Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Lebogang Manyama says it was disappointing to lose their midweek DStv Premiership game against SuperSport United but hopes they will minimize their errors. The Bafana Bafana international, however, has praised their team effort despite suffering to a 2-1 loss at…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Borussia Dortmund's Youssoufa Moukoko became the youngest player to score in the Bundesliga as his side lost 2-1 to Union Berlin. The striker, aged 16 years and 28 days, equalised on the hour mark. Union's goals were both from set pieces with on-loan striker…
 Staff Reporter. First Test, Adelaide Oval (day three) India 244 (Kohli 74) & 36 (Hazlewood 5-8, Cummins 4-21) Australia 191 (Paine 73*) & 90-2 (Burns 51*) Australia win by eight wickets. India collapsed to 36 all out - their lowest total in Test cricket - as Australia won the first…
Staff Reporter. Stellenbosch FC came back to hold Maritzburg United to a 2-2 draw in the DStv Premiership match at the Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg. Maritzburg went into the clash on Friday looking for their first victory of the season, and will have been bouyed by their perfomance from…
Staff Reporter. The Cheetahs overturned a 10-point deficit in the second half to claim a 35-31 win over the Pumas at Mbombela Stadium. The defending Currie Cup champions, headed into this clash hunting their first victory in the competition and a result that would see them close the gap on…
Staff Reporter. South Africa have confirmed two unnamed players have tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of their two-match test series against Sri Lanka that starts in Pretoria on Boxing Day, forcing the call-up of a trio of players as replacements. The positive tests were announced on Friday, a day before…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Photo Credit: Gallo Images. Mamelodi Sundowns coach Manqoba Mngqithi has admitted that the Brazilians are experiencing problems as the club is under a dark cloud. The reigning league champions have endured a tough few weeks dealing with the loss of defenders Anele Ngcongca and Motjeka Madisha who…
Staff Reporter. Sergio Perez has signed to race for Red Bull alongside Max Verstappen in 2021. The 30-year-old Mexican, who took his maiden Formula 1 win in the Sakhir Grand Prix this month, replaces British-Thai Alex Albon, who will stay with the team as reserve driver. Red Bull decided Albon…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Photo Credit: Muzi Ntombela. Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Dumisani Zuma says it is time for them to bounce back and that it feels good to be back in action after he was sidelined because of a niggling hamstring injury. The former Bloemfontein Celtic hitman also thanked the coaching…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. One of the most extraordinary seasons in Bundesliga history could hardly break off for the winter without one last gift to its followers, and Saturday's top-of-the-table clash between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and FC Bayern München ticks all the boxes. FC Bayern came from behind to beat VfL…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said his side played "brilliant football" as they moved to sixth in the Premier League with a comeback victory over bottom club Sheffield United. Marcus Rashford's double ensured the visitors maintained their perfect away record in the Premier League this season but…
Staff Reporter. Formula 1's governing body the FIA has confirmed the calendar for the longest season in history next year. There will be 23 grands prix held, starting in Australia on 21 March and ending in Abu Dhabi on 6 December. The British Grand Prix at Silverstone will be on…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:AP. Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski won the best men's player at the Best Fifa Football Awards in Zurich, beating last year's winner Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to the top prize. The Poland striker scored 55 goals in just 47 games last season as he helped German…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Russia's ban from all major sporting events after a doping scandal has been cut to two years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The ban still prevents Russia from competing in the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, set to be held next year, and…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. The Griquas match against the Vodacom Bulls scheduled for Kimberley on Saturday has become the first Currie Cup game to be called off due to Covid-19 protocols. SA Rugby confirmed that the fourth-round match has been cancelled after players and management from the Bulls…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. The Australian Open will start on 8 February next year after being pushed back three weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic. The first Grand Slam of the 2021 season was scheduled to take place in Melbourne from 18 to 31 January. The four-day men's…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Manchester United's Edinson Cavani has been charged for a deleted social media post containing a Spanish phrase that is offensive in some contexts. The Uruguayan striker sent the message after scoring the injury-time winner in United's 3-2 win at Southampton. Cavani, 33, subsequently deleted…
Staff Reporter. Robert Lewandowski scored twice to pass the 250-goal mark in the Bundesliga as Bayern Munich came from behind to end Wolfsburg's unbeaten start. The 32-year-old Poland striker becomes just the third player to reach the landmark in the German top flight, after Gerd Muller and Klaus Fischer. Maximilian…
Staff Reporter. Roberto Firmino's last-minute header broke Tottenham's stubborn resistance at Anfield and sent Liverpool to the top of the Premier League table. An entertaining encounter looked set to end in stalemate before - with the game entering stoppage time - Firmino soared to flash a header high past Spurs…
Staff Reporter. Barcelona came from behind to beat Real Sociedad and knock the Basque side off top spot in La Liga. Barca move up from eighth to fifth with the win, while Atletico Madrid take over from Real Sociedad on goal difference at the top. Willian Jose tapped La Real…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates were made to sweat for their 1-0 win over Chippa United in the Premier Soccer League match which was played at Orlando Stadium. The Soweto giants broke a six-year trophy drought on Saturday with MTN8 success against Bloemfontein Celtic. Fortune Makaringe netted with less than five…
Staff Reporter. A dominant Leeds scored three late goals against Newcastle as they secured only their second Premier League win in seven games. The home side had created 20 efforts on target after 76 minutes, but found themselves level at 2-2 before right-back Stuart Dallas stole in at the far…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Cristiano Ronaldo had a penalty saved as Juventus drew for the sixth time in 12 Serie A games, this time against Atalanta. Federico Chiesa put the champions ahead with a fine strike from outside the box, his first league goal for Juve. Remo Freuler…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. It has been confirmed that former Highlands Park legend and Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates coach Joe Frickleton has died. Scotland-born Frickleton spent the majority of his playing and coaching days in South Africa where he was one of the most successful coaches from the 1970s…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Al Ahly head coach Pitso Mosimane has tested positive for COVID-19, the club’s official website confirmed. Mosimane was appointed by Al Ahly in October and managed to guide them to a season treble for the third time in the club’s history. A 2-1 win over Zamalek in…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. West Brom manager Slaven Bilic has been sacked after 18 months in charge, with the club 19th in the Premier League. The Baggies have gathered seven points from 13 league games, with eight defeats, though they earned a surprise 1-1 draw at Manchester City…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo has signed a contract extension worth a reported $228.2m (£170.1m) - the richest in NBA history. The two-time Most Valuable Player, 26, has agreed a five-year deal. His agent confirmed the details of the contract to ESPN, with the…
Staff Reporter. Marco Reus scored 12 minutes from time as Borussia Dortmund beat Werder Bremen to secure a first victory under interim head coach Edin Terzic. Lucien Favre was sacked as Dortmund boss after a 5-1 humbling at recently promoted Stuttgart on Sunday. Reus converted on the rebound after his…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Karim Benzema scored twice as Real Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao to move level on points at the top of La Liga. Athletic's Raul Garcia was sent off early on after two bookings for fouls on Toni Kroos, who put Real ahead with a first-time…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Premier League. Chelsea missed the chance to go top of the Premier League as Pedro Neto scored in the 95th minute to earn Wolverhamton Wanderers a 2-1 win at Molineux. Oliver Giroud put Chelsea in front only for Daniel Podence to level. Neto thought he had…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs have suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of SuperSport United at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Tuesday evening. Siyabonga Ngezana returned to the Chiefs line-up at the expense of Kgotso Moleko while SuperSport were without midfielder Teboho Mokoena through suspension. Goals from Bradley Grobler and Sipho…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Newcastle boss Steve Bruce said two of his players are "not well at all" after contracting coronavirus. Bruce has not named those who are still suffering, or how many tested positive. "If you ever underestimated this thing then don't, because you're talking about elite…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. New leaders Bayer 04 Leverkusen will try to defend their position, defending champions FC Bayern München face a stern test, and Borussia Dortmund begin life after Lucien Favre in a busy round of midweek fixtures on Matchday 12 of the Bundesliga. Midweek rounds of league action are…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Photo Credit: Muzi Ntombela. SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo believes Kaizer Chiefs are still a top team in the DStv Premiership despite their recent struggles. The Matsatsantsa boss is preparing to lead his charges against Amakhosi at Lucas Moripe Stadium, saying coach Gavin Hunt's men can still…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: AP. World number 94 A-Lim Kim claimed her first major title with a stunning final round at the US Women's Open. Kim, 25, started five strokes behind leader Hinako Shibuno but closed with three straight birdies in a four-under 67 to finish three under overall. The…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United will face David Silva's La Liga leaders Real Sociedad in the last 32 of the Europa League. The Manchester City legend moved to Sociedad last summer and will return to the city with his Spanish side. Arsenal face Portuguese giants Benfica and Premier League leaders Tottenham…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana Photo Credit: Gallo Images. Mamelodi Sundows have finally issued a statement saying its a "difficult period of uncertainty" surrounding the reported death of defender Motjeka Madisha as the player’s family await DNA identification of the remains burnt beyond recognition in a car crash that occurred early Sunday…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Photo Credit: Gallo Images. Former Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has paid tribute to the late defender Motjeka Madisha who passed in a car accident on Sunday morning.The Limpopo-born defender lost his life allegedly in a horrific car accident in the early hours of Sunday morning. 'Jingles'…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Gallo Images. The CSA Interim Board has delivered a notice of suspension and a disciplinary hearing to CSA’s acting-chief executive officer, Kugandrie Govender, on Monday. This notice sets out allegations of misconduct by Govender while in the position as chief commercial officer of CSA and…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. After lifting the MTN8 trophy on Saturday night beating Bloemfontein Celtic, Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer says he knew exactly what he was getting himself into when took the job last year in December. The German manager took over a club that hadn't won a major trophy…
Staff Reporter. Ireland and Scotland will face each other in the pool stages of the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France. England - finalists in 2019 - will play Japan and Argentina, while 2019 semi-finalists Wales will face Australia and Fiji. It is the second successive World Cup in which…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Thinus Maritz. When Siya Kolisi, Springbok rugby captain, Stormers and Western Province player, was 12 years old, he nearly drowned. Kolisi, says that "there are 600 children who drown in South Africa every year in entirely preventable incidents. In my community, we have days when we…
Staff Reporter. Cape Town City and Bafana Bafana midfielder Thabo Nodada takes a long view of professional and personal success, even if that means making difficult decisions and putting hard graft before glitz. His isn’t a typical football story, nor is his approach to money that of the stereotypical big-spending…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: BackpagePix. Amazulu have unveiled Bafana Bafana legend Benni McCarthy as their new head coach. The 43-year-old replaced Ayanda Dlamini, who stepped down as head coach last week with Usuthu down in 11th in the Premier Soccer League, having won just one of his opening six PSL…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Liverpool will face last season's semi-finalists RB Leipzig in the last 16 of the Champions League, while Chelsea come up against Atletico Madrid. Manchester City will face Borussia Monchengladbach, who are in the last 16 for the first time since 1978. Holders Bayern Munich face Italian side…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Liverpool FC. Former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier has died at the age of 73. The Frenchman managed the Reds from 1998-2004 and led them to five major trophies, including the FA Cup, League Cup and Uefa Cup treble in 2000-01. Prior to Liverpool, Houllier managed Lens,…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Paris St-Germain forward Neymar was carried off on a stretcher with what appeared to be a serious ankle injury during his side's defeat by Lyon. The Brazilian was pictured screaming in agony and clutching his ankle after suffering the injury in stoppage time. It…
Staff Reporter. Lionel Messi scored in the second half to give Barcelona a 1-0 win over Levante on Sunday. With his 642nd goal in a Barca shirt, Meessi now is on the cusp of tying Brazil and Santos legend Pele for most goals with a single club. It was tough…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Reuters. James Maddison scored twice as Leicester produced a relentless first-half display to beat Brighton and climb to third in the Premier League. The 24-year-old struck twice before half-time, his second a sublime, curled finish into the top corner after he had slotted in from Jamie…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Cristiano Ronaldo scored two penalties to earn a Serie A victory for Juventus at struggling Genoa. With the tally level, Ronaldo scored after a foul on Juan Cuadrado then made certain of the points after Alvaro Morata was brought down. Paulo Dybala had given…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool missed out on the chance to go top of the Premier League and were somewhat fortunate to come away with a draw from a game in which they were second best for large periods to an impressive Fulham. Mohamed Salah earned them their point, firing a low…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Jeffrey Schlupp scored a late Crystal Palace equaliser after a mistake by Hugo Lloris to deny leaders Tottenham victory before their top-of-the-table game at Liverpool on Wednesday. Harry Kane put Spurs on course for a sixth win in seven league games with a shot…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: BackpagePix. Springbok wing Aphiwe Dyantyi has been informed of a four-year suspension for a doping offence. In 2019, just weeks before the Springboks were set to depart for the World Cup, news first broke that Dyantyi’s mandatory B sample had come back testing positive for three…
Staff Reporter. Max Verstappen ended a frustrating season for Red Bull on a high with victory in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Dutchman took his second win of the year ahead of Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton, who were unable to challenge in second and third. An early…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Borussia Dortmund have sacked head coach Lucien Favre after their 5-1 home defeat to Stuttgart. It was Dortmund's fourth defeat of the season, and left them five points behind Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich. Favre, whose contract was due to expire at the end of…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Southampton moved into the Premier League's top four by sweeping aside bottom club Sheffield United. Che Adams pounced in the box to poke in the opener, Stuart Armstrong scored a deflected opener, with Nathan Redmond came off the bench to add a delightful third.…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Lee Westwood has won a third Race to Dubai title after an extraordinary finish to the European Tour season at the DP World Tour Championship. Matthew Fitzpatrick won the event on 15 under but Westwood was second on his own to claim the season-long title, 20…
Staff Reporter. McLaren Racing has agreed to sell a third of the company to a group of United States-based investors. MSP Sports Capital will inject £185m by the end of 2022 in a deal valuing the British company at £550m. The consortium has initially bought 15% of the firm running…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Gallo Images. Bafana Bafana defender Motjeka Madisha has been killed in a car accident on Saturday night, the second tragedy to hit South African football in a matter of weeks after the passing of Anele Ngcongca. Madisha died in an accident in Kempton Park, his…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Unified world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua mixed power and patience as he knocked out Kubrat Pulev to bolster hopes that a historic fight against Tyson Fury could soon be a reality. The British heavyweight smashed home a hard right hand in round three that forced his…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:@Everton. Everton rewarded their returning fans with a much-needed victory at Goodison Park which ended Chelsea's 17-game unbeaten run. Carlo Ancelotti's side, who hosted 2,000 fans for the first time this season, went ahead when Gylfi Sigurdsson tucked away from the spot following Edouard Mendy's foul on…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Real Madrid showed why they are La Liga champions with a convincing 2-0 win at home to leaders Atletico Madrid in the derby on Saturday to end the visitors' unbeaten start to the league season. Real made a blistering start and deservedly took the…
Staff Reporter. Bayern Munich remained atop the Bundesliga after coming from a goal behind for the fifth consecutive league game to rescue a 1-1 draw at Union Berlin on Saturday. Union stunned the visitors in the sixth minute with Grischa Proemel's glancing header from a corner. The hosts were the…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Manchester United and Manchester City played out a dismal derby stalemate behind closed doors at Old Trafford. In a game devoid of quality and excitement, neither side were able to carve out the opportunity that could make a difference amid the eerie silence of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Al Ahly. Al Ahly manager, Pitso Mosimane, talked about their ambitions in the upcoming Club World Cup and how Rene Weiler helped the team's development. After winning their ninth CAF Champions League title, when they beat arch rivals Zamalek in the final. This automatically put…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates came from behind to clinch the 2020 MTN8 title with a 2-1 win over 10-man Bloemfontein Celtic at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. Victory in the final secured a first piece of silverware for Pirates in six years. Celtic, who had Ronald Pfumbidzai sent off in…
Staff Reporter. Borussia Dortmund lost further ground in the Bundesliga title race as they suffered a heavy home defeat by promoted side Stuttgart on Saturday and maintain their unbeaten run on the road this season. Silas Wamangituka put Stuttgart ahead with a 26th-minute penalty, after Emre Can had brought down…
Staff Reporter. The Currie Cup title race was reignited after the Sharks claimed a thrilling 32-29 victory over the Vodacom Bulls in Durban. The result reduced the Bulls’ lead at the top of the Currie Cup standings to just four points, after the men from Pretoria entered the weekend sitting…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: PA. Substitute Anwar El Ghazi converted a stoppage-time penalty as Aston Villa snatched victory in their West Midlands derby at Wolves. Wolves had the better of their first home game since striker Raul Jimenez suffered a fractured skull, with Fabio Silva hitting a post midway through…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. A brace of tries from hooker Scarra Ntubeni helped DHL Western Province to a bonus-point 28-14 Carling Currie Cup victory over the Phakisa Pumas at DHL Newlands in Cape Town. The match, which was littered with penalties from both sides, was more of a…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. West Ham boss David Moyes said the video assistant referee is making "terrible decisions" in the Premier League, despite seeing his side fight back to beat Leeds and move up to fifth. Leeds had gone in front when Mateusz Klich converted a twice-taken sixth-minute penalty, with…
Staff Reporter. Quinton de Kock will lead the Proteas’ Test squad for the 2020/2021 season. The decision comes as Cricket South Africa (CSA) also names the squad that will take on Sri Lanka in the two-match, Betway Test Series to be played over the traditional Boxing Day and the New…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Anthony Joshua warned Kubrat Pulev he will face a "real one" in Saturday's world title fight as the pair exchanged heated words at Friday's weigh-in. Pulev, 39, goaded Joshua as the unified world heavyweight champion took to the scales, drawing an animated reaction. The pair stood…
Staff Reporter. Zambian national football coach Milutin Sredojević has been released on R10,000 bail after appearing in court in a sexual assault case. The 51-year-old, who previously coached Orlando Pirates and several other African nations, appeared in the New Brighton magistrate's court in Port Elizabeth on Friday morning, the National…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer explains the feeling of reaching his first cup final in South African football, saying they will do their best to lift the MTN8 trophy. The German manager says it was not an easy passage to the final as they defeated Cape Town…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. FC Bayern München, RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Bayer 04 Leverkusen and TSG Hoffenheim return to Bundesliga action on Matchday 11, after achieving a clean sweep for German football on the European stage. UEFA Champions League defending champions FC Bayern ploughed through Group A, advancing to…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Photo Credit: Gallo Images. Former Bloemfontein Celtic midfielder Lefa Tsutsulupa has urged coach John Maduka's troops to overcome stage fright against Orlando Pirates. The Free State-based outfit is preparing to face the Buccaneers in the MTN8 final on Saturday evening and the retired player wants Phunya Sele…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Photo Credit:Muzi Ntombela. Despite netting in their 2-2 draw against Black Leopards on Wednesday night, Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt demands more from star player Khama Billiat. The Zimbabwean attacker ensured Amakhosi bagged a point as they rallied to hold Lidoda Duvha at FNB Stadium in the…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Photo Credit: BackpagePix. Mamelodi Sundowns coach Manqoba Mngqithi has lashed out at the Western Cape government for not holding a provincial funeral for the late defender Anele Ngcongca. The former Bafana Bafana right-back was laid to rest on Thursday in Gugulethu, Cape Town after passing away in…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho said it is impossible to keep his whole squad happy after a largely second-string Spurs side beat Royal Antwerp to progress to the Europa League last 32 as Group J winners. Mourinho has stuck to a fairly consistent first XI…
Staff Reporter. Image@Arsenal. Arsenal finished their Europa League Group B campaign with a 100% record as they overcame Dundalk in muddy conditions at the Aviva Stadium. Eddie Nketiah gave the Gunners the lead when he clipped his shot past Gary Rogers after an error by Andrew Boyle. Mohamed Elneny doubled…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. International cricketer, JP Duminy has his sights set on raising R400 000 in conjunction with the South African Bone Marrow Registry – the figure that's still needed this year for them to match donors with patients, suffering from life-threatening blood disorders who can't afford it. Alicia…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:F1. Lewis Hamilton will take part in this weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after testing negative for Covid-19. The seven-time world champion missed the Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain last weekend after contracting coronavirus. Hamilton, 35, arrived in Abu Dhabi on Thursday after completing 10 days of…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Gallo Images. Italy's 1982 World Cup hero Paolo Rossi has died aged 64, his family says. Rossi became a household name after leading the Azzurri to victory at the tournament in Spain, finishing as top scorer and being named best player. At club level he first…
Staff Reporter. Karim Benzema's two headers sent Real Madrid into the Champions League knockout stages with victory over Borussia Monchengladbach, who also qualify for the last 16. Inter Milan and Shakhtar Donetsk drew 0-0. Both sides needed a win to qualify but they go out with the San Siro draw.…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs came from behind to hold Black Leopards to a 2-2 draw in a 2020-21 DStv Premiership match at FNB Stadium. Eric Mathoho and Anthony Akumu Agay returned to the Amakhosi’s starting eleven , whereas Ovidy Karuru was handed his first start for Leopards against his former…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Paris St-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir players took a knee around the centre circle in an anti-racism message before the restart of their Champions League tie on Wednesday. Neymar scored a hat-trick as PSG won the game 5-1 to top their group. The match was…
Staff Reporter. The Sunshine Tour has announced that it will tee off 2021 with a strong run of seven tournaments, including three which will be co-sanctioned with the European Challenge Tour. The local golf year will begin with the R1 million Kit Kat Invitational at Houghton Golf Club from 5-7…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Mercedes. Mercedes says Lewis Hamilton's health is "improving" - but still do not know whether he will be able to race in the year's final grand prix this weekend. The world champion missed the Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain last weekend after contracting coronavirus. Hamilton remains…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Photo Credit: Muzi Ntombela. Kaizer Chiefs skipper Itumeleng Khune says they have good energy and attitude heading to their DStv Premiership clash against Black Leopards on Wednesday night. The veteran goalkeeper says their good results in the CAF Champions League against PWD Bamenda will come as a…
Staff Reporter. Cricket South Africa has confirmed that the Proteas men’s team will travel to Pakistan for their first tour since 2007. It will consist of a two-match test and a three-match T20 series across three venues in Karachi, Rawalpindi and Lahore respectively. The tour is scheduled to run from…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Photo Credit: Gallo Images. Bloemfontein Celtic coach John Maduka says he expects a guns blazing Orlando Pirates in the MTN8 final that will be held at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday night. The former Phunya Sele Sele skipper, however, says it's not enough reaching a cup final…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. File Photo. Orlando Pirates legend Joseph Makhanya is of the view that the Buccaneers are under pressure going to the MTN8 final against Bloemfontein Celtic this weekend. The Soweto giants are out to end the six-year trophy droughtthey have endured since winning the Nedbank Cup back in…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:PSG. Paris St-Germain's Champions League game against Istanbul Basaksehir will resume on Wednesday after it was abandoned on Tuesday with a match official accused of using a racist term towards one of the away side's backroom staff. Istanbul allege fourth official Sebastian Coltescu used the language towards…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United's season suffered a huge blow as a defeat at German side RB Leipzig knocked them out of the Champions League. Needing just a draw to progress to the last 16, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side conceded twice inside 13 minutes to leave their hopes in tatters before…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. File Photo. Out of favour Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Siyabonga Mpontshane is said to be looking for an exit at Mayfair according to local media reports. The former Platinum Stars shot-stopper has been starved of regular game time at the Buccaneers and with age not on his side,…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Reuters. England will host Australia and South Africa at Twickenham during November next year. The Autumn International series will start with England playing an emerging nation on 6 November before a game against Australia on 13 November. England will then face South Africa, who beat Eddie…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Kaizer Chiefs defender Daniel Cardoso says they expect a tough clash against Black Leopards on Wednesday night. The Amakhosi centre-back admits it's not easy to play every three days and that Lidoda Duvha had enough rest to prepare for the DStv Premiership clash. Although coach Gavin Hunt…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Photo Credit: Gallo Images. Former Mamelodi Sundowns winger Anthony Laffor says he has accepted his fate after parting ways with the Brazilians. The Liberian international says coach Manqoba Mngqithi was the first person to call him regarding his departure, but explains he cannot divulge all the details.…
Staff Reporter. Brighton wing-back Solly March said his side were the victims of the Premier League's latest "random decision" as a video assistant referee-awarded penalty consigned them to defeat against Southampton. The Seagulls looked on course for a point until March was penalised for a late foul on Southampton full-back…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Paul Pogba is "unhappy" at Manchester United and "has to change teams" in the next transfer window, says his agent Mino Raiola. The France midfielder's current contract runs until June 2022. Pogba, 27, has made only eight Premier League appearances this season, starting five,…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Amazulu FC. AmaZulu have confirmed that Ayanda Dlamini has stepped aside as head coach of the side, with the more experienced Allan Freese to take temporary charge of the team. Dlamini had been set to herald in a brave new era for Usuthu under owner Sandile…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. England's tour of South Africa has been abandoned after a number of a positive coronavirus tests. A South Africa player and two members of hotel staff tested positive, while England say two members of their party returned "unconfirmed positive tests". A three-match Twenty20 series - which England…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Mamelodi Sundowns coach Steve Komphela has downplayed that they rely on three players such as Kermit Erasmus, Peter Shalulile, and Themba Zwane. The veteran manager says even if the three players can be unavailable, they can still win their games because they depend on their structure. Erasmus,…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Ahead of their MTN8 final this weekend, Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer is a concerned manager as his troops continue to fire blanks. The German tactician says they do not have luck and urges his troops to continue pushing harder as he reflected on their 2-2 draw…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has moved the DStv Premiership clash involving Kaizer Chiefs and Black Leopards to Wednesday night. Following their goalless draw against Cameroon's PWD Bamenda on Saturday night, Amakhosi will now face Lidoda Duvha on Wednesday night instead of Tuesday as it was initially…
Staff Reporter. Premier League champions Liverpool welcomed the return of fans to Anfield for the first time since March with an emphatic victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers. Mohamed Salah gave Liverpool the lead in the first half after Wolves defender Conor Coady misjudged a long ball from Jordan Henderson. Georginio Wijnaldum…
Staff Reporter. The second one-day international between South Africa and England, set for Monday, has been postponed. It was a decision taken jointly by Cricket South Africa (CSA) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). The 2nd Betway One-Day International between South Africa and England, which is due to…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Tottenham returned to the top of the Premier League table with a comfortable victory over arch-rivals Arsenal as Harry Kane became the north London derby's highest goalscorer. The deadly double act of Kane and Son Heung-min were at the heart of another impressive Spurs…
Staff Reporter. Racing Point's Sergio Perez took his first Formula 1 victory in the Sakhir Grand Prix as Mercedes fumbled what should have been a debut win for George Russell. The 22-year-old Briton, standing in for Lewis Hamilton after the world champion contracted coronavirus, was on his way to an…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Reuters. Jamie Vardy scored a 90th-minute winner for Leicester to break Sheffield United hearts and leave them in a perilous position at the bottom of the Premier League table. The Blades looked set to secure only their second point of the season when Oli McBurnie scored…
Staff Reporter. Baroka FC moved to third place in the DStv Premiership with a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Chippa United on Sunday afternoon. Goals from Evidence Makgopa and Richard Mbulu secured all three points for Bakgaga as they moved up to third spot on the league standings. Chippa, who had…
Staff Reporter. Owen Farrell finally found his kicking boots to land a sudden-death penalty and subdue a stand-in France to win the Autumn Nations Cup at Twickenham. Pre-match favourites England needed a last-minute try from Luke-Cowan Dickie to take the contest to sudden death. In a helter-skelter extra-time period, Farrell…
Staff Reporter. Caption:Christiaan Bezuidenhout (right) with the South African Open trophy and Casey Jarvis with the Freddie Tait trophy for the leading amateur. Photo Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Christiaan Bezuidenhout added his name to the greats of South African golf as he claimed a five-shot victory in the South African…
Staff Reporter. Wilfried Zaha and Christian Benteke marked their respective returns to the Crystal Palace XI with doubles in a 5-1 hammering of West Brom, who controversially had Matheus Pereira sent off. Zaha had been self-isolating after a positive Covid-19 test while an often out-of-favour Benteke was handed his first…
Staff Reporter. Virat Kohli(Credits: Twitter). All-rounder Hardik Pandya made an unbeaten 22-ball 42 as India beat Australia by six wickets to win the Twenty20 series with a game to spare. India needed 14 off the final over, and Pandya hit debutant Daniel Sams for two sixes to win with two…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Kenya's Kibiwott Kandie has set a new world record for the half marathon with a stunning victory in Valencia. Kandie took 29 seconds off mark set by compatriot Geoffrey Kamworor in Copenhagen last year, to complete the 13.1 miles in 57 minutes 32 seconds.…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. The first match of England's one-day series in South Africa has again been called off because of positive coronavirus tests, this time from two members of hotel staff. The game, due to be played on Friday, was postponed after an unnamed South Africa player…
Staff Reporter. England's first one-day international in South Africa has been delayed after two members of staff from the hotel where the teams are staying tested positive for Covid-19. The match, scheduled for Friday, was postponed until Sunday after an unnamed South Africa player tested positive. The South Africa squad…
Staff Reporter. Cadiz beat Barcelona for the first time in La Liga as former Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo scored a famous winner. It was a first home win in the top flight against any opposition for promoted Cadiz since 2006 and takes them four points above Barca. Alvaro Gimenez…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Premier League. Chelsea went top of the Premier League as they came from behind to beat Leeds United in their first game in front of fans for nine months. Former Blues striker Patrick Bamford, who spent five years at Chelsea without making a senior appearance, gave…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Fullback Tiaan Swanepoel kicked four penalties to see the Lions claim a last-gasp 22-19 victory over Western Province at Ellis Park. The win moves the Lions above the Free State Cheetahs into fourth place on the Currie Cup table and they trail Western Province,…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs booked their place in the final qualification round of the 2020/2021 CAF Champions League following a goalless draw against PWD Bamenda at the FNB Stadium. Chiefs walked away with a 1-0 aggregate victory over the Cameroonian Champions thanks to a solitary Eric Mathoho goal in last…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit:Al Ahly. Al Ahly have defeated Tala’a El-Gaish 2-1 on Saturday evening to complete their treble and win their first Egypt Cup title since 2017. Tala’a El-Gaish had a strong start to the game and nearly broke the deadlock in the eighth minute but had a…
Staff reporter. Maritzburg United and Mamelodi Sundowns drew 1-1 in a DStv Premiership match which was played at the Harry Gwala Stadium. Sundowns threatened first when Themba Zwane forced goalkeeper Sebastian Mwange into a great save just six minutes into the match. United were not afraid to push forward in…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United responded to their midweek Champions League defeat by Paris St-Germain by staging another Premier League fightback to beat West Ham United and climb to fourth in the table. Goals from Paul Pogba, Mason Greenwood and substitute Marcus Rashford turned things around for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side,…
Staff Reporter. Bayern Munich clung on to the Bundesliga's top spot after holding closest rivals RB Leipzig to a thrilling 3-3 home draw, with Thomas Muller scoring twice in a rip-roaring contest on Saturday. The result left Bayern on 23 points from 10 games, two more than Leipzig and four…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Leonardo Bonucci scored a last-minute winner as Juventus came from behind to beat Torino in the Turin derby and move up to second in Serie A. The visitors started the match brightly, keeping very organised at the back, and with an early lead, looked…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Real Madrid beat Sevila 1-0 in La Liga to ease some pressure on manager Zinedine Zidane. An own goal by Sevilla keeper Yassine Bounou secured all three points for Los Blancos. Madrid, who rise to third in the La Liga table, are four points…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Manchester City continued their return to form with another one-sided home win, outclassing Fulham to move up to fourth in the Premier League table. Pep Guardiola's side recorded their now annual 5-0 home win over Burnley last weekend and were similarly dominant, albeit a…
Staff Reporter. Cape Town City and Orlando Pirates played out a highly-entertaining 2-2 draw in their DStv Premiership clash at Danie Craven Stadium. Deon Hotto, Innocent Maela, Thabang Monare, Ben Motshwari and Vincent Pule were given a recall by the Buccaneers, while City celebrated Taariq Fielies and Thabo Nodada’ 100th…
Staff Reporter. Christiaan Bezuidenhout takes a five-stroke lead into Sunday's final round of the South African Open. Photo Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Christiaan Bezuidenhout has the chance to join South African golf royalty as he takes a five-stroke lead into Sunday's final round of the South African Open at the…
Staff Reporter. Burnley were forced to settle for a point in their Premier League clash with Everton at Turf Moor. The hosts made a lightning start, Robbie Brady's strike from outside the box giving them the lead in the third minute. Everton were vulnerable, but improved after an injury to…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Australia missed a last-minute penalty as they drew 16-16 with Argentina in the final game of the 2020 Tri-Nations. Argentina, who left out captain Pablo Matera and two other players after comments on their social media accounts came to light, led 13-6 at half-time following Bautista…
Staff Reporter. Napoli have renamed their stadium after late club legend Diego Maradona. Former Argentina attacking midfielder and manager Maradona, who died aged 60 in November, led the Italian side to two Serie A titles, in 1987 and 1990. The Stadio San Paolo will now be known as the Stadio…
Staff Reporter. Japan will host the Club World Cup in its existing format in late 2021, FIFA president Gianni Infantino announced on Friday, with his expanded version of the tournament still on hold for now after being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. It means there will be two Club…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. The Pumas secured a hard-fought 22-17 Currie Cup victory over Griquas in Nelspruit on Friday. In a bottom of the table battle, the Pumas outscored their visitors three tries to two to come away with the win to secure the log points on offer.…
Staff Reporter. The sporting director of Italian football club Juventus has been placed under investigation over an alleged attempt to "speed up" Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez's bid for citizenship. The striker took a language exam as part of a proposed move to the team. Prosecutors say the contents of the…
Staff Reporter. Christiaan Bezuidenhout shares the lead going into the weekend of the South African Open at Sun City. Photo Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Christiaan Bezuidenhout maintained his push for back-to-back victories on the Sunshine Tour and European Tour's South African Swing, but he still has company at the top…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. File Photo. With Al Ahly set to bag two trophies in less than a week, former Orlando Pirates defender Willem Jackson backs Cavin Johnson to become a success in Egypt. The Red Devils are still celebrating their ninth Caf Champions League title they bagged last week beating…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers was unveiled as the Eastern Province Elephants. This probably was the worst-kept secret in South African rugby as the Eastern Province Rugby Union has always favoured the celebrated but controversial coach for a position at the union. He…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Thinus Maritz. Springbok Rugby captain, Siya Kolisi, has announced he has chosen to join forces with Aquafresh as its All-in-One Ambassador and lead a nationwide campaign to inspire the people of Mzansi to reach their full potential. The 29-year-old who led the Springbok team to victory…
Staff Reporter. England's first one-day international against South Africa in Cape Town on Friday was postponed after one of the hosts' players tested positive for coronavirus. Cricket South Africa (CSA) said a player tested positive on Thursday following the Twenty20 series. The first ODI of the three-match series, due to…
Staff Reporter. The Confederation of African Football (Caf) have approved Kaizer Chiefs’ proposal to have the second leg of their Champions League preliminary round tie against Cameroonian club PWD Bamenda played at 6pm on Saturday at the FNB Stadium. The match was initially scheduled to kick off at the same…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Photo Credit: Gallo Images. Mamelodi Sundowns have announced the departures of legends in the form of defender Wayne Arrendse and forward Anthony Laffor. The Brazilians took to their Twitter page to confirm the news on Friday morning, with the statement further conveying a special message to the…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Nice have sacked ex-France and Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira as their manager after two and a half years. The French club have lost five games in a row, including Thursday's 3-2 defeat by Bayer Leverkusen that confirmed their exit from the Europa League, and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Berlin derby and FC Bayern München’s top-of-the-table clash with RB Leipzig are the headline fixtures on Bundesliga Matchday 10. Hertha kick things off at home to city rivals Union in only the third such top-flight encounter of the Bundesliga era. Union took the spoils in the…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said the return of fans to Emirates Stadium as they outclassed Rapid Vienna in the Europa League made it a "very special night". It had been 271 days since Arsenal fans had last been at their home, for the victory…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Anthony Davis and LeBron James have signed new deals with NBA champions the Los Angeles Lakers. Davis has agreed a reported five-year deal worth $190m. His agent told ESPN the 27-year-old has the option to terminate it before the fifth year. Four-time NBA champion…
Staff Reporter. Substitute Dele Alli scored from the spot as Tottenham secured a place in the Europa League knockout stages despite LASK earning a late 3-3 draw. Alli's penalty, after Johannes Eggestein had levelled with six minutes left, looked to have won it - only for Mamoudou Karamoko to curl…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Photo Credit: Backpagepix. Al Ahly boss Pitso Mosimane has shared an update in their quest to land Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Gaston Sirino, saying the creative attacker wants to join the Red Devils. 'Jingles' has declared their intentions to sign the Uruguayan player and the latest reports indicate…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Christiaan Bezuidenhout finished the first round of the South African Open in a six-way tie for the lead. Photo Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Christiaan Bezuidenhout opened with a five-under-par 67 to place him in a six-way tie for the first-round lead of the South African Open as…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. LeBron James is on the verge of signing a two-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers, which is worth a reported $85m (£63m). The 35-year-old's agent told ESPN his contract will run until the end of the 2022-23 season - his 20th in…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Recently released SuperSport United defender Clayton Daniels has revealed he is disappointed to leave the club but holds no grudges against the three-time Premier Soccer League champions. The Cape Town-born defender was released from his contract earlier this week after the Tshwane giants failed to extend and…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. File Photo. Former Orlando Pirates coach Kostadin Papic has landed a head coaching job in the Ghanaian Premier League with Accra Hearts of Oak. The erstwhile Kaizer Chiefs boss is making his return to the West African side after having a spell back in the 2008/09 campaign.…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Photo Credit:BackpagePix. Former Bafana Bafana and Mamelodi Sundowns defender Anele Ngcongca's funeral has been postponed and will now be held on December 10. The veteran right-back tragically passed away last week in a car accident along the N2 highway in KwaZulu-Natal. According to a statement released by…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United missed the chance to qualify for the Champions League knockout stages with a game to spare as they lost to last year's runners-up Paris St-Germain at Old Trafford. Neymar lashed home on the half-volley, after a Kylian Mbappe shot was blocked, to give the visitors the…
Staff Reporter. RB Leipzig squandered a two-goal lead before Alexander Sorloth's stoppage-time goal earned them a 4-3 victory at Instanbul Basalsehir in Champions League Group H on Wednesday and kept the German side in the running for a top-two finish. Sorloth drilled in his shot after the Turks had fought…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Cape Umoya United moved top of the 2020-21 GladAfrica Championship standings with a 2-0 win over Free State Stars at Parow Park on Wednesday. Umoya and University of Pretoria are tied on six points after two matches with the latter having defeated JDR Stars in a…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:Mercedes. Williams driver George Russell will replace Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes for this weekend's Sakhir Grand Prix. Hamilton has been forced to withdraw from the race in Bahrain after testing positive for Covid-19.Williams reserve Jack Aitken will replace Russell. "I might be wearing a different race suit…
Staff Reporter. Virat Kohli(Credits: Twitter). India ended their one-day series in Australia on a high as they claimed a 13-run win in Canberra. Ravindra Jadeja (66) joined Hardik Pandya (92) with India on 152-5 with 18 overs left and they finished unbeaten, taking the tourists' score to 302-5. Opener Aaron…
Staff Reporter. Sunshine Tour professional Dylan Naidoo is amongst those dreaming of a place in South African Open history this week. Photo Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. The 110th playing of the South African Open at the Gary Player Country Club this week represents an incredible opportunity for the entire field,…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Gallo Images. Bradley Grobler, Ali Meza and Augustine Kwem’s goals from the opening day of the 2020/21 season are just some of the superb goals nominated for the first DSTV Premiership Goal of the Month award for October/November. The beautiful goals from the three forwards, join…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Carlos Queiroz has lost his job as coach of Colombia, with the former Real Madrid boss paying the price for two expensive 2022 World Cup qualifying losses, the country's football federation announced on Wednesday. Queiroz, 67, leaves the job in the wake of a…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Curtis Jones scored his first Champions League goal after a horrific goalkeeping mistake as Liverpool beat Ajax to win Group D and secure a place in the last 16. Andre Onana misjudged the flight of Neco Williams' cross and 19-year-old midfielder Jones took advantage…
Staff Reporter. Real Madrid's Champions League progress is in peril after Shakhtar Donetsk earned a shock 2-0 win over Zinedine Zidane's stuttering side. Bruno Dentinho finished off a counter-attack in the 57th minute, pouncing as Raphael Varane dithered, and then Manor Solomon was allowed to drive from halfway before striking…
Staff Reporter. Jos Buttler and Dawid Malan shared a magnificent 167 as England completed a 3-0 Twenty20 series win over South Africa with a nine-wicket victory. Chasing 192 to win, Malan joined Buttler on 25-1 and the pair hit 14 fours and 10 sixes to guide England home with 14…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Newcastle United's game at Premier League rivals Aston Villa on Friday has been postponed following a "significant increase" in Covid-19 cases at the Magpies' training ground. Several Newcastle players and staff members are self-isolating at home after returning positive test results The club's training…
Staff Reporter. Dylan Frittelli is back on South African fairways this week for the South African Open at the Gary Player Country Club at Sun City. Photo Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Dylan Frittelli believes so much in the history and tradition of the South African Open that he goes as…
Staff Reporter. The fixtures have been released for the preliminary stage of the Nedbank Cup that will see the 16 GladAfrica Championship sides battle it out for eight places in the Last 32 for the 2021 competition. Cape Town All Stars will host Royal AM at Parow Park on December…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe Kaizer Chiefs boss Gavin Hunt has hailed his team's effort following their 1-0 win over PDW Bamenda of Cameroon in the Caf Champions League on Sunday. The Amakhosi manager says the slender victory was an unbelievable result as they now look to host their opponents in the…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. SuperSport United have confirmed the departure of defender Clayton Daniels with immediate effect. In a statement to the media, the 2019/20 MTN8 champions announced that the Bafana Bafana defender is leaving the club on mutual consent. Daniels, 36, has been used sparingly by coach Kaitano Tembo as…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Former Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper John Tlale has congratulated Pitso Mosimane for lifting his second Caf Champions league trophy with Al Ahly. Mosimane became the first South African coach to lift the continental title for the second on Friday night after doing so with the Brazilians back in…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:Mercedes. World champion Lewis Hamilton will miss this weekend's Formula 1 Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain after testing positive for coronavirus. His team, Mercedes, said the Briton woke with mild symptoms on Monday and returned a positive result at a subsequent test and again at a retest.…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Fulham climbed out of the Premier League relegation places with an impressive victory over Leicester that denied Brendan Rodgers' side a share of top spot. The visitors scored twice in eight first-half minutes, their first arriving when Ademola Lookman slotted past Kasper Schmeichel following…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Northern Premier League side Marine will play Jose Mourinho's Premier League leaders Tottenham in the third round of the FA Cup. Marine are just the second eighth-tier side to reach the third round. National League North side Chorley will host Wayne Rooney's Derby, while…
Staff Writer. Many of us have grown up hearing that age-old saying that the sky is the limit. Few of us, apart from flying through the clouds, have actually put that statement to the test. As the first black African woman to summit Mount Everest, Saray Khumalo is one such…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:AP. Manchester United's Edinson Cavani has apologised for a deleted social media post containing a Spanish phrase that is offensive in some contexts. The Uruguayan striker sent the message after scoring the injury-time winner in United's 3-2 win at Southampton. The Football Association is looking into the…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: BackpagePix. The Premier Soccer League confirmed that the domestic transfer window will close today, 30 November 2020 at midnight. The transfer window officially opened on 24 September although clubs made deals prior to that, but they will now have less than 24 hours to push through…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Wolves striker Raul Jimenez has had surgery on a fractured skull suffered in a clash of heads during his side's Premier League win at Arsenal. Sunday's match at Emirates Stadium was in its early stages when Jimenez and Gunners defender David Luiz accidently collided…
Staff Reporter. South African U17 men’s national team, Amajimobs were crowned COSAFA Cup champions after a 4-2 penalty win over Zambia in the COSAFA U17 final on Sunday afternoon at Gelvandale stadium. Amajimbos came into this encounter as the underdogs after a 1-0 defeat against Zambia in the "Round Robin"…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Wolves striker Raul Jimenez was taken to hospital after being given oxygen following a clash of heads during his side's Premier League match at Arsenal. Sunday's game at Emirates Stadium was in its early stages when Jimenez and David Luiz accidently collided. Play was…
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