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Staff Reporter. The Players Championship: third-round leaderboard -13 L Westwood (Eng); -11 B DeChambeau (US); -10 J Thomas (US), D Ghim (US); -9 P Casey (Eng), J Rahm (Spa), B Harman (US) Selected others:-8 S Garcia (Spa); M Fitzpatrick (Eng); -4 J Spieth (US); Level D Johnson (US) Lee Westwood…
Staff Reporter. Former undisputed middleweight world champion 'Marvelous' Marvin Hagler has died at the age of 66. The American dominated the middleweight division from 1979 until his controversial defeat by Sugar Ray Leonard in April 1987. "Today, unfortunately my beloved husband Marvelous Marvin passed away unexpectedly at his home here…
Staff Reporter. Burnley claimed a massive three points in their quest to stay clear of the Premier League relegation zone with a 2-1 win at Everton which at the same time put a dent in the host's top-four aspirations. Sean Dyche's side began the evening kickoff only four points clear…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Legendary Formula 1 commentator Murray Walker has died at the age of 97. Walker commentated on his first grand prix race for the BBC at Silverstone in 1949 and became a full-time F1 commentator in 1978. He became synonymous with F1 through his commentary,…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Tyrone Winfield. Daniel van Tonder finished birdie-eagle for a back nine of 29 and a 63 that shot him into a three-way tie for the lead going into Sunday's final round of the Sunshine Tour's Players Championship at Dainfern Golf Estate. Van Tonder led another day…
Staff Reporter. Chippa United became the first team to book their spot in the 2021 Nedbank Cup semifinals with a 2-1 win over Richards Bay FC at Sisa Dukashe Stadium in Mdantsane. Goals from Anthony Laffor and Maloisane Mokhele led the Chilli Boys into the final four for the third…
Staff Reporter. Karim Benzema scored two late goals to help Real Madrid come from a goal down to win 2-1 against Elche on Saturday. Daniel Calvo had put Elche ahead just after the hour mark before the Frenchman scored twice in the last 20 minutes to give Madrid the win.…
Staff Reporter. Bayern Munich cruised to a 3-1 victory at Werder Bremen on Saturday with striker Robert Lewandowski climbing to second place in the Bundesliga's all-time scorers list as the champions opened up a five-point lead at the top. The 32-year-old Lewandowski, the 2020 FIFA World Player, twice hit the…
Staff Reporter. Wales set up a Grand Slam encounter against France in Paris next Saturday by clinically disposing of hapless Italy with a seven-try rout in Rome. Hooker Ken Owens crossed for two tries with further scores from Josh Adams, Taulupe Faletau, George North, Callum Sheedy and Louis Rees-Zammit. Italy…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Manqoba Mngqithi is pleased with the Tshwane giants' mentality following their hard-fought win over Stellenbosch on Saturday afternoon. Sundowns came from behind to beat Stellenbosch FC 2-1 in a 2020-21 DStv Premiership match at Danie Craven Stadium. Peter Shalulile's stoppage-time winner moved the defending…
Staff Reporter. Chelsea dropped points against Leeds United on Saturday as Thomas Tuchel's side played out a drab 0-0 draw at Elland Road. The result means Chelsea stay in fourth place. Leicester City have the chance to go five points ahead of them if they beat Sheffield United on Sunday.…
Staff Reporter. Marco van Staden and Cornal Hendricks were named joint winners of the Players of the Year accolade during the Vodacom Bulls awards ceremony on Friday. The Blue Bulls Company held their combined awards ceremony for the 2020-21 season on the very field where they lifted both the Vodacom…
Staff Reporter. The Players Championship: second-round leaderboard -9 L Westwood (Eng); -8 M Fitzpatrick (Eng); -7 C Kirk (US), S Garcia (Spa) Selected: -6 B DeChambeau (US); -4 J Rahm (Spa), P Casey (Eng); -2 S Lowry (Ire), J Thomas (US); -1 D Johnson (US), P Mickelson (US); Level M…
Staff Reporter. Joel Embiid was injured in his first game since leaving Covid-19 isolation as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Washington Wizards 127-101. Embiid, who scored 23 points and seven rebounds, hyperextended his left knee while landing following a dunk. He missed Sunday's All-Star Game because of Covid-19 contact tracing…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane says he is unsure whether captain Sergio Ramos will stay at the club. Centre-back Ramos, 34, is out of contract at the end of the season. The Spain international has won four Champions League, four Club World Cups and…
Staff Reporter. It was Super Friday for South African juniors at the Pretoria Junior ITF in Tshwane, as Devin Badenhorst and Suzanie Pretorius lifted the boys’ and girls’ singles trophies, respectively, at Rietondale Tennis Club. Suzanie Pretorius, seeded 8th, bagged her first ever ITF title when she upsets top seed…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Tyrone Winfield. Jake Roos says he is at the stage of his career when it's a case of "Go big or go home". After rounds of 65 and 63 to lead the Sunshine Tour's Players Championship by three strokes going into the weekend at Dainfern Golf…
Staff Reporter. First Twenty20, Ahmedabad India 124-7 (20 overs): Iyer 67 (48); Archer 3-23 England 130-2 (15.3 overs): Roy 49 (32) England won by eight wickets. A magnificent bowling performance set England on the way to a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over India in the first Twenty20 in Ahmedabad. Jofra Archer's…
Staff Reporter. Mercedes had a difficult start to three days of Formula 1 testing in Bahrain. Lewis Hamilton and team-mate Valtteri Bottas ended the day 10th and 17th fastest and managed the lowest number of laps in the field. Mercedes had problems with reliability and the handling of the car.…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Samuel Shivambu. Kaizer Chiefs have announced the departure of their attacking midfielder Siphelele Ntshangase. Chiefs issued a statement confirming that his contract has been terminated by mutual consent. The early termination of the contract follows weeks of discussions and processes between the two parties‚ "the club…
Staff Reporter. Image Supplied. Springbok stalwart and Bulls captain Duane Vermeulen was named Players’ Player of the Year and Forward of the Year during the fourth annual Brightrock Players Choice Awards. The awards honour and recognise the commitment, determination and talent of South African rugby players. The winners are decided…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. With only 10 rounds of fixtures to go in the 2020-21 Bundesliga season, competition for the title, and the highly coveted Champions League positions, remains fierce. As we go into Matchday 25, there is potential for teams from across the table to rise through the ranks. The…
Staff Reporter. Ulrich van den Berg turned back the clock and signed for a bogey-free round of eight-under-par 64 to share the first-round lead with Jared Harvey in the Sunshine Tour's Players Championship at Dainfern Golf Estate on Thursday. They are one stroke clear of Jacques Blaauw, Ruan Conradie, Jaco…
Staff Reporter. The Players Championship: first-round leaderboard -7 S Garcia (Spa); -5 B Harman (US) -4 M Fitzpatrick (Eng), C Conners (Can), S Lowry (Ire); -3 L Westwood (Eng), T Hoge (US), D McCarthy (US), B DeChambeau (US), P Kizzire (US) R Sabbatini (Slo), W Zalatoris (US); -2 P Reed…
Staff Reporter. Arsenal needed a pair of late goals to secure a 3-1 victory over a resilient Olympiakos side in their Europa League round of 16, first-leg tie in Greece. Arsenal took the lead on 34 minutes when Real Madrid loanee Martin Odegaard scored an absolute screamer from long range…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United allowed a late away goal to draw 1-1 with AC Milan in their Europa League last-16 first-leg tie at Old Trafford. Amad Diallo's stunning header five minutes into the second half looked like giving United a first-leg lead. But Milan, who had already been harshly denied…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Roger Federer lost his second match since returning from a 14-month injury lay-off, going out to Nikoloz Basilashvili in the quarter-finals of the Qatar Open. The 20-time Grand Slam winner was overcome by Georgia's Basilashvili 3-6 6-1 7-5 in Doha. Federer had beaten Britain's…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates technical team member Franck Plaine has announced his departure following Pirates CAF Confederations Cup clash with ES Setif. Plaine was the club’s strength and conditioning coach at the Soweto giants for the past three years. He joined Pirates in 2018, a year after the arrival of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Mining magnate Patrice Motsepe expected to be crowned the new head of African football tomorrow in a tame end to tumultuous weeks of campaigning. The 59-year-old Motsepe, ranked by Forbes among the richest men on the continent, has been anointed as the new Confederation of African Football…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt praised the energy of his side after they rescued a late point in Wednesday’s 1-1 DStv Premiership draw at fellow strugglers Maritzburg United. Chiefs looked lethargic at times as they fell behind to Thabiso Kutumela’s opener, before Lebo Manyama’s late header gave the…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool gave their flagging season a timely boost by beating RB Leipzig to reach the Champions League quarter-finals. The English champions have seen their hopes of retaining the league title they won last June all but ended by a shocking run of recent domestic form, which includes defeat…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City were back to winning ways in the Premier League with a 5-2 victory over Southampton at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday. Riyad Mahrez and Kevin de Bruyne both scored twice as City delivered an emphatic and instant response to their defeat in Sunday's Manchester derby, which…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Rory McIlroy says Tiger Woods is "doing better" and could be home "in a week or so" after suffering serious injuries in a car accident. McIlroy said Woods was in good spirits. "Hopefully, if things go well over the next week or so he…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs scored a late goal to force a 1-1 draw at Maritzburg United in the DStv Premiership clash on Wednesday evening. Chiefs kept the same side that beat Petro de Luanda in the CAF Champions League, with Bernard Parker and Lebogang Manyama leading the front-line while striker…
Staff Reporter. Defending Nedbank Cup champions Mamelodi Sundowns progressed to the quarter-finals with a 4-0 victory over Polokwane City at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. Peter Shalulile, Lebohang Maboe, Lesedi Kapinga and Andile Jali found the back of the net in the opening half hour as the Brazilians avoided…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Carl Fourie. Adilson da Silva belongs to a time in golf the likes of which we will probably never see again. A time when a young Brazilian boy from a humble family in Santa Cruz do Sol outside Rio collected golf balls and caddied for pocket…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Lloyd Harris. South African top tennis ace Lloyd Harris recorded the biggest win of his career at the Qatar Open on Tuesday night in Doha. The 24-year-old qualifier withstood the power of Stan Wawrinka, the seventh seed and world number 20, in a 7-6(3), 6-7(6), 7-5…
Staff Reporter. Brazil's iconic Maracana stadium is to be named in honour of the country's legendary footballer Pele. The move follows a vote by the Rio de Janeiro state legislature to change the venue's name to the Edson Arantes do Nascimento - Rei Pele stadium. Edson Arantes do Nascimento is…
Staff Reporter. Sergio Oliveira's 115th-minute goal shocked Juventus to send Porto through in a stunning Champions League round of 16 tie despite a 3-2 second-leg win for the Italian side. Oliveira's long-range free-kick deep into the second half of extra-time went through the legs of Cristiano Ronaldo in the Juventus…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:B/R. Rangers boss Steven Gerrard says it is his dream to become Liverpool manager but that he hopes Jurgen Klopp remains in charge "for many years". Klopp's side have suffered six-straight home defeats, a run that has put a top-four league finish in jeopardy. Gerrard meanwhile has…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Erling Braut Haaland scored his 19th and 20th goals in 14 Champions League appearances as Borussia Dortmund drew 2-2 with Sevilla to progress to the quarter-finals 5-4 on aggregate. The 20-year-old striker opened the scoring on 35 minutes with what was his only touch…
Staff Reporter. Maritzburg United will look to extend Kaizer Chiefs’ winless run in the 2020-21 DStv Premiership season when the teams meet at Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday. Kick-off is a 6pm. Maritzburg have taken four points from their last two matches after playing to a 1-1 draw…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he is not "available" to succeed Joachim Low as manager of his native Germany. "Am I available for the job after the summer? No," said Klopp. "Someone else will do the job and, with the number of good German…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Paris St-Germain have ruled Neymar out of the second leg of their last-16 Champions League tie against Barcelona. The Brazil forward missed the first leg against his former side, which PSG won 4-1, with a thigh injury. "Neymar returned to partial training with the…
Staff Reporter. Joachim Low will step down from his role as Germany manager after this summer's European Championships. The 61-year-old has been in charge of his country's national team since replacing Jurgen Klinsmann in 2006. He had a contract until the 2022 World Cup but approached the German Football Association…
Staff Reporter. The U-17 Africa Cup of Nations has been cancelled by the Confederation of African Football only five days before the tournament was set to kick-off, amidst ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic in host country Morocco and beyond. Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania and Cameroon are among some…
Staff Reporter. Cristiano Ronaldo is set to return to the starting line-up as Juventus look to overturn a 2-1 deficit in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Porto in Turin on Tuesday. The 36-year-old Portugal forward was only a substitute for Juventus' 3-1 Serie A win…
Staff Reporter. Chelsea scored a goal in each half to see off top-four rivals Everton and maintain Thomas Tuchel's unbeaten start as Blues boss. The hosts took the lead when Kai Havertz's shot took a big deflection off Toffees defender Ben Godfrey. England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford made a fine save…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit:CAF. The Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) on Monday reduced a ban imposed on CAF President Ahmad Ahmad by football’s world governing body, FIFA, from five years to two years following his appeal. CAS published an urgent ruling without giving detailed reasons following the conclusion…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Barcelona. Joan Laporta has been named as Barcelona president for a second time after winning the club's election. Laporta, whose central pledge was to keep Lionel Messi at the club, won more than 54% of the vote. The 58-year-old, who oversaw the appointment of Pep Guardiola…
Staff Reporter. Gareth Bale and Harry Kane both scored twice to inspire Tottenham to a third consecutive Premier League win at the expense of Crystal Palace. On-loan Real Madrid forward Bale had Kane to thank for both of his goals, opening the scoring with a tap-in from Kane's cross and…
Staff Reporter. Golden Arrows returned to the winning trail in the DStv Premiership with a 3-1 victory over Black Leopards at Thohoyandou Stadium on Sunday. Knox Mutizwa, Seth Parusnath and Velemseni Ndwandwe found the back of the net for Abafana Bes’thende following Lifa Hlongwane's early opener. The result moved Arrows…
Staff Reporter. Sekhukhune United and Royal AM moved to within a point of GladAfrica Championship leaders Richards Bay FC with wins on Sunday. The Natal Rich Boys continue to lead the 2020-21 standings with 28 points, but could only conjure a 0-0 draw away to bottom-placed Bizana Pondo Chiefs in…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:AP. AC Milan moved within touching distance of Serie A leaders Inter Milan with a comfortable victory at Verona. Despite being without injured top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic, it appeared to be a welcome return to form for Milan, who have faltered of late. Rade Krunic's superb free-kick…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United brought Manchester City's sequence of 21 successive victories in all competitions to a crashing halt with an impressive derby victory at Etihad Stadium. Pep Guardiola's side still have what looks to be an unassailable 11-point lead at the top of the Premier League, but the manner…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Tyrone Winfield. It was around 13:30 on Sunday afternoon when Rhys Enoch's wife, Lynn, sent him a text saying she was sorry but she couldn't keep her eyes open and was going to have a Sunday nap, and that she hopes he finishes strong in the…
Staff Reporter. Real Madrid remain alive in the La Liga title race after Karim Benzema struck an 88th minute equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid on Sunday. Defeat would have left Real eight points off their rivals with 13 games remaining but Benzema buried a late strike to…
Staff Reporter. West Bromwich Albion's hopes of avoiding relegation were dented as they missed several chances in a 0-0 draw at home to fellow strugglers Newcastle United in the Premier League on Sunday. The result left Newcastle four points above the drop zone in 16th place on 27 from as…
Staff Reporter. Rangers are Scottish champions for the first time in 10 years after Celtic drew 0-0 with Dundee United. Steven Gerrard's side, who beat St Mirren 3-0 on Saturday, have a 20-point lead with six games remaining. It is former Liverpool and England captain Gerrard's first trophy as a…
Staff Reporter. Al Ahly were held to a 2-2 home draw by DR Congo’s AS Vita Club in the third round of the CAF Champions League group-stages. Following the defeat to Simba in the second round, the Reds entered the clash sitting third in Group A, just behind AS Vita…
Staff Reporter. Martin Guptill and Devon Conway made a century opening stand as New Zealand beat Australia by seven wickets to win the Twenty20 series decider. Australia, who had been 2-0 down in the series before levelling, posted 142-8 with Matthew Wade making 44 and leg-spinner Ish Sodhi taking 3-24.…
Staff Reporter. Daniel Amartey struck a late winner as Leicester City came from behind to beat Brighton and boost their bid for Champions League qualification. The defender stooped low to head into an empty net after Brighton keeper Robert Sanchez failed to claim Marc Albrighton's corner. Kelechi Iheanacho began the…
Staff Reporter. Barcelona moved closer to La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid with a victory at Osasuna on Saturday. Jordi Alba scored in the 30th minute and Ilaix Moriba added another late to provide all the goals second-placed Barca would need to see out the victory at the El Sadar stadium.…
Staff Reporter. Robert Lewandoski scored a hat trick as Bayern Munich completed a stunning comeback in a 4-2 victory against Borussia Dortmund at the Allianz Arena on Saturday. Erling Haaland scored twice inside the opening 10 minutes to stun Bayern before Lewandowski replied with a brace of his own in…
Staff Reporter. Aston Villa's European hopes suffered another setback as they were held to a goalless draw by Wolves in their West Midlands derby. The hosts, who suffered a surprise loss to Sheffield United in midweek, dominated the early stages with Ollie Watkins and Ezri Konsa both hitting the crossbar.…
Staff Reporter. Petra Kvitova beat fellow former Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza 6-2 6-1 to win her second Qatar Open title. Czech Kvitova, the world number 10 and fourth seed, triumphed in a repeat of the 2018 final in Doha. Spaniard Muguruza, 27, had the benefit of a full rest day…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs registered their first victory in the CAF Champions League group stages with a 2-0 win over Petro de Luanda. With Khama Billiat and Dumisani Zuma still missing through injury and Leonardo Castro and Samir Nurkovic added to the casualty list this week, it was Lebogang Manyama…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Tyrone Winfield. FULL SCORES https://bit.ly/2MSTzRX Storm clouds forced the suspension of the second round of the Sunshine Tour's Kit Kat Group Pro-Am on Saturday, but not before Johannesburg professional Luke Brown was able to find the silver lining. Dangerous weather at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Rangers FC/PA Images). Rangers swept aside St Mirren to move within a point of the Scottish Premiership title - and will be crowned champions if Celtic fail to win at Dundee United on Sunday. Alfredo Morelos' acute finish added to Ryan Kent's thumping strike as two…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates leapfrogged SuperSport United into second spot after registering a 3-0 victory over Chippa United in the DStv Premiership. Strikes from Deon Hotto and Ben Motshwari, as well as an own goal from Riaan Hanamub, saw the Buccaneers to a third win from their last four league…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns secured a 2-1 win over TP Mazembe in the CAF Champions League game on Saturday afternoon. Sundowns kept the same side that trounced Belouizdad, with Themba Zwane and Gaston Sirino supporting lone-striker Peter Shalulile upfront. Just when it seemed that hosts Mazembe had done enough to…
Kaizer Chiefs host Angolan giants Petro Atletico in the CAF Champions League this evening at the FNB Stadium and you can watch the match live below. Chiefs sit in 3rd place in Group C of the CAF Champions League, a point ahead of their opponents after two games while Wydad…
Staff Reporter. Arsenal lost further ground in their bid to qualify for the Champions League with an eventful 1-1 draw against Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday. After Xhaka's errant pass struck Chris Wood for a bizarre equaliser to cancel out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's opener, Arsenal piled on relentless pressure…
Staff Reporter. Fourth Test, Ahmedabad (day three): England 205 (Stokes 55; Axar 4-68) & 135 (Lawrence 50; Ashwin 5-47, Axar 5-48) India 365 (Pant 101, Sundar 96*) India won by an innings and 25 runs England's series defeat in India was sealed with one final, abject batting collapse on the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Senegalese candidate for the CAF presidency, Augustin Senghor, has officially withdrawn from the race and pledged his support for SA’s Patrice Motsepe. With Ivorian Jacques Anouma also confirming his withdrawal Motsepe is set to be confirmed as Caf president at the March 12 elective congress in…
Staff Reporter. SuperSport United were held to a 0-0 draw by TS Galaxy in a 2020-21 DStv Premiership match at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville. The result extended Galaxy's unbeaten run to seven matches and cemented their position in eighth spot on the league standings. SuperSport are now winless in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Two of the world’s most feared strikers will slug it out on Matchday 24 in the Bundesliga when Robert Lewandowski’s FC Bayern München host Borussia Dortmund in Der Klassiker. Defending champions FC Bayern need a win to stay clear of RB Leipzig in the title race, while…
Staff Reporter. Dean Burmester and Ockie Strydom shared the lead with their rounds of seven-under-par 65 in the first round of the Kit Kat Group Pro-Am at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington's East Course on Friday. They finished a weather-interrupted day one stroke clear of the South African duo of Malcolm…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Gallo Images. The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) has announced a multi-year partnership with Mr Price Sport, confirming the retailer as the official apparel sponsor of Team South Africa. President of SASCOC Barry Hendricks is excited that the national sporting body could finally…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Kaizer Chiefs will be aiming to return to winning ways when they host Petro Atletico in a 2020-21 Caf Champions League match at FNB Stadium on Saturday. Kick-off is at 6pm CAT (SA, GMT+2). Chiefs slumped to a humiliating 4-0 loss away to Wydad Casablanca at Stade…
Staff Reporter. Accidental handball that leads to a goal-scoring chance or a goal for a team-mate will no longer be penalised, say football's law makers. Ifab confirmed the change on Friday, saying it was because of the "interpretation of handball incidents" not being applied consistently. Fulham lost to Tottenham as…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Liverpool defender Andy Robertson says they cannot "rely on the past" after Chelsea inflicted a fifth successive competitive home defeat on the reigning Premier League champions for the first time in their history to leave them battling to make the top four. Mason Mount's…
Staff Reporter. Tottenham recorded consecutive Premier League victories for the first time since November as Jose Mourinho's side survived late Fulham pressure at Craven Cottage. Not since beating Manchester City to move top of the table on 21 November had Spurs won back-to-back games, but a Tosin Adarabioyo own goal…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Temba Bavuma has become the first black African to permanently captain a South Africa side after being appointed their limited-overs skipper. Batsman Bavuma, 30, will lead the Proteas in the next two Twenty20 World Cups, later this year and in 2022, and the next 50-over World Cup…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. An updated fixtures list has been released by Athletics South Africa, and while there have been some changes made due to the ongoing pandemic, it includes a full calendar of the national championship events. Though dates have not yet been confirmed, two ASA Invitational track and field…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Glasgow and Dublin are at growing risk of being cut from the list of hosts for this summer's European Championship. With fewer than 100 days until the delayed Euros, Uefa wants each of the countries staging matches to submit their plans - including for…
Staff Reporter. Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki has announced a 26-man squad that will face Ghana and Sudan in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers on March 22 and March 28 respectively. The first match will be played at FNB Stadium on March 25 against the Black Stars, while…
Staff Reporter. Barcelona overturned a two-goal first-leg deficit as they beat 10-man Sevilla 3-0 after extra time in a Copa del Rey semi-final full of drama and incident. Martin Braithwaite got the decisive goal, a diving header early on in the additional 30 minutes. Ousmane Dembele had opened the scoring…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United's already slim Premier League title hopes were dealt a blow as they were held to a goalless draw in a drab encounter at Crystal Palace. The visitors dominated possession but struggled to create many meaningful chances, with Nemanja Matic going closest in the first half when…
Staff Reporter, Photo Credit: @AstonMartinF1. Sebastian Vettel says he is "at peace" with his poor season at Ferrari last year and "excited" about starting work with his new Aston Martin team. The four-time champion said he had "high expectations" as the Aston Martin name returns to F1 for the first…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Rangers FC/PA Images). Rangers manager Steven Gerrard was sent to the stand before Alfredo Morelos' late winner at Livingston moved his side within four points of the Scottish Premiership title. Gerrard was sent off at half-time for comments to referee John Beaton, who booked Morelos for…
Staff Reporter. Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have agreed to a world title unification fight, says promoter Bob Arum. The all-British bout between 32-year-old WBC champion Fury and Joshua, 31 - who holds the IBF, WBO and WBA titles - will see all four belts contested in a heavyweight fight…
Staff Reporter. Bottom club Sheffield United survived for more than 30 minutes with 10 men to claim only the fourth Premier League win of their disappointing season and dent Aston Villa's European ambitions. David McGoldrick gave his side a first-half lead from inside the six-yard area after being picked out…
Staff Reporter. Golden Arrows and Baroka FC played to a goalless draw in their DStv Premiership match at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium in Clermont on Wednesday evening, with the visiting team recording their first clean sheet of the 2020-21 season. The result sees the Durban side remain in fifth place…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer believes it is "not possible" for his side to lift the DStv Premiership trophy this season despite emerging as the most likely challengers to leaders Mamelodi Sundowns. The Buccaneers claimed a narrow 1-0 victory over 10-man Bloemfontein Celtic on Tuesday to move to…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. A parliamentary inquiry into the link between sport and long-term brain injury is being launched on Wednesday. MPs will consider the links between head trauma and dementia, and how risks can be mitigated. Last year, Sir Bobby Charlton became the fifth member of England's…
Staff Reporter. Left-arm spinner Ashton Agar took 6-30 as Australia crushed New Zealand by 64 runs in the third Twenty20 in Wellington to keep the series alive. Chasing 209, the hosts managed 144, with Agar returning the best figures by an Australian in T20 internationals and the fifth-best of all…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City overcame a resilient Wolves side with a 4-1 victory to extend their winning run in all competitions to 21 games and put further distance between themselves and the chasing pack in England's top flight. Pep Guardiola believes his team have "come through hell and done something…
Staff Reporter. Christiano Ronaldo marked his 600th league appearance with his 20th Serie A goal of the season as Juventus beat Spezia 3-0 on Tuesday to move within three points of second-placed AC Milan. All three goals came in the second half, with Ronaldo getting his side's third when he…
Staff Reporter. Lazio's Serie A match at home to Torino ended in farce when the visitors failed to show up at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome because health officials requested the squad be quarantined. With eight players testing positive for Covid-19, local health officials in Turin told the club not…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Muzi Ntombela. Kaizer Chiefs have reportedly banned Itumeleng Khune from excessively using social media in an attempt to help him focus on his game. KickOff.Com reports that Khune was asked by Chiefs to slow down on either posting or relying to his fans on social media.…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates climbed to third spot in the DStv Premiership standings with a 1-0 win over Bloemfontein Celtic on Tuesday evening. Fortune Makaringe netted the only goal of the game as the Buccaneers claimed an eighth league win of the campaign, leapfrogged to third place and moved to…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Carl Fourie. Gary Player said change is the price of survival. But the secret for every professional golfer is to know when to change. Or in the case of multiple Sunshine Tour and Asian Tour champion Jbe Kruger, whether you should even change at all. For…
Staff Reporter. Picture@McLarenF1. The Mercedes in which Lewis Hamilton will bid for an eighth drivers' title has retained the team's black anti-racism livery for a second season. The new Mercedes W12 is an upgrade of last year's car, which dominated the season with 13 wins in 17 races. Team boss…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa’s Patrice Motsepe appears favourite to take over as Confederation of African Football (CAF) President amid reports rival candidates have agreed to step aside from standing in the election. Reports have claimed Senegal’s Augustin Senghor and Mauritania’s Ahmed Yahya have agreed to end their campaigns to…
Staff Reporter. Real Madrid forward Vinicius Jr came off the bench to snatch a 1-1 draw at home to Real Sociedad on Monday although the Spanish champions still lost momentum in the title race ahead of next week's showdown at leaders Atletico Madrid. Still missing key players due to a…
Staff Reporter. Richarlison continued his good form as Everton kept their European ambitions on track with victory over out-of-form Southampton. The Brazilian rounded Fraser Forster to score his fifth goal in as many games as Carlo Ancelotti's side moved level on points with Liverpool and two points behind fourth-placed West…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Russia is closer to having its suspension from World Athletics for doping offences lifted after the sport's international governing body approved plans for reform. The 31-page plan is described as a "last chance and urgent attempt" for change after Russia's 2015 suspension. A number…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns Co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi praised his players they completed the biggest ever away victory for a South African side in the CAF Champions League group stages with a 5-1 trouncing of Algerian outfit CR Belouizdad in neutral Tanzania on Sunday. No South African side has matched this…
Staff Reporter. Novak Djokovic has equalled Roger Federer's record of 310 weeks ranked as world number one. The 33-year-old Serbian is guaranteed to break the mark next week. Djokovic won his 18th Grand Slam title and his ninth Australian Open crown in Melbourne last month. "After achieving the historic number…
Staff Reporter. Catalan police says they have made several arrests after searching the offices of Spanish side Barcelona. The number of arrests made and the identity of those involved have not yet been confirmed. The police operation was conducted on Monday after an investigation into financial issues at Barcelona. In…
Staff Reporter. Leaders Atletico Madrid moved five points clear at the top of La Liga by winning away at Villarreal. Atletico, aiming to win the Spanish title for the first time since 2013-14, went ahead thanks to an own goal from Villarreal's Alfonso Pedraza. Joao Felix doubled their lead with…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. LeBron James marked his 1,300th NBA regular-season game by helping the Los Angeles Lakers to a 117-91 victory over the Golden State Warriors. James, who has won championships with three franchises, had 19 points plus six rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocked…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool ended a run of four successive Premier League defeats and scored their 7,000th top-flight goal during a victory at Sheffield United that moves them within two points of a Champions League place. Blades goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale produced a string of fine saves to frustrate Liverpool in the…
Staff Reporter. Formula 1 has declined an offer from Bahrain to vaccinate all personnel attending pre-season testing and the year's opening grand prix. The Gulf state said the move was part of its vaccination programme, which it was extending to events in the country. A spokesman for F1 said the…
Staff Reporter. Premier Soccer League (PSL) and tournament sponsor Nedbank hosted the quarterfinal draw to confirm the last eight teams that will continue their journey in the tournament. The draw took place after a thrilling match between Chippa United and Cape Town City at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium that…
Staff Reporter. Thomas Tuchel's unbeaten run with Chelsea extended to seven games in the Premier League on Sunday as they played out a 0-0 draw with Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. Ole Gunnar Solkjaer's side remain second but are now 12 points adrift of City while the result left Chelsea…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs suffered a 4-0 defeat against Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca in the CAF Champions League Group C. Chiefs made two changes from their goalless draw against Horoya, as Njabulo Blom and Lebogang Manyama started ahead of Nkosingiphile Ngcobo and Bernard Parker. Wydad got off to the perfect start…
Staff Reporter. The Imperial Lions delivered a brilliant display to beat the Dolphins by four wickets in Durban on Sunday to win the CSA T20 Challenge. Keshav Maharaj had won the toss and immediately decided to bat first but a wonderful bowling display from bowler of the match, Kagiso Rabada…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Serie A leaders Inter Milan moved seven points clear at the top of Serie A on Sunday as Romelu Lukaku scored after 32 seconds and bagged an assist in a 3-0 win over Genoa. Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring after only 32 seconds with…
Staff Reporter. Gareth Bale scored twice and made another as Tottenham cruised to an easy Premier League win over Burnley that boosted their hopes of European qualification. Spurs had lost five of their previous six league matches but went ahead inside two minutes when Bale converted Son Heung-min's low cross.…
Kaizer Chiefs face Moroccan giants Wydad Athletic Casablanca in Burkina Faso in a CAF Champions League group stage clash this evening and you can watch all of the live action below. Kaizer Chiefs XI: Khune, Ngezana, Agay, Mphahlele, Baccus, Frosler, Katsande, Blom, Manyama, Castro, Nurković. Subs: Akpeyi, Cardoso, Kambole, Ngcobo,…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns made it two wins in as many matches in CAF Champions League Group B after beating a 10-man Algeria side CR Belouizdad 5-1 at the Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium. Sundowns made only one change from the win over Baroka FC in their last outing, as Thapelo…
Staff Reporter. Arsenal produced another fightback as three goals in 17 minutes either side of half-time gave them a 3-1 victory at Leicester to prevent the Foxes moving second. Having gone out of the Europa League on Thursday, the Foxes were given an early tonic by the Gunners as Youri…
Mamelodi Sundowns face Algeria’s CR Belouizdad at the Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium in their second CAF Champions League Group B match on Sunday. You can watch the action here: Confirmed line-ups: Sundowns: Onyango, Nascimento, Lebusa, Lakay, Coetzee, Morena, Mkhulise, Maboe, Sirino, Zwane, Shalulile. Subs: Mweene, Erasmus, Jali, Mvala, Kapinga, Modiba,…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez beat Turkish challenger Avni Yildirim to defend his WBC and WBA super-middleweight titles in Florida. Yildirim retired before the start of the fourth round after being knocked down by the Mexican in the third. Alvarez, 30, is a four-division world champion…
Staff Reporter. Wydad Casablanca will host Kaizer Chiefs in a Group C 2020-21 Caf Champions League match at Stade du 4 Août in Ouagadougou on Sunday. Kick-off is at 6pm CAT (SA, GMT+2). The match was originally set to take place in Morocco earlier this month, but was postponed after…
Staff Reporter. Juventus were held to a draw by mid-table Verona and now sit seven points behind Serie A leaders Inter Milan. Andrea Pirlo's side led when Cristiano Ronaldo slotted home with a first-time finish from Federico Chiesa's pass, his 19th league goal of the season. But Juve were poor…
Staff Reporter. Aston Villa moved within six points of the top four with an impressive victory over Leeds United on a difficult pitch at Elland Road. Anwar El Ghazi scored the only goal, brilliantly controlling Ollie Watkins' cross and firing past Islan Meslier after just five minutes. Dean Smith's side,…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:PA. Wales won the Six Nations Triple Crown with victory against England at Principality Stadium. Wales led 17-14 at half-time following controversial tries awarded by French referee Pascal Gauzere for Josh Adams and Liam Williams with Anthony Watson responding for England. Scrum-half Kieran Hardy and Ben Youngs…
Staff Reporter. Paris St-Germain Kylian Mbappe bagged a double as they hammered bottom side Dijon 4-0 away to cut Lille's Ligue 1 lead to one point on Saturday. Moise Kean, on loan from Everton, slotted in an early opener for Mauricio Pochettino's side. Mbappe then scored a penalty and curled…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates advance into the quarterfinals of the Nedbank Cup after they came from a goal down to defeat Maritzburg United 3-1 at the Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg. Pirates joins Black Leopards, Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila and Cape Town All Stars in the next round, thanks to goals…
Staff Reporter. Lionel Messi scored and created the other as Barcelona beat in-form Sevilla and went within two points of La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid. Messi fed Ousmane Dembele to slot home the opener before team-mate Sergino Dest hit the post. Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet had a header disallowed for…
Staff Reporter. Bundesliga top scorer Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry both struck twice as Bayern Munich crushed Cologne 5-1 in the Bundesliga on Saturday to earn their first win in three league games and go five points clear at the top. The champions, who next week face Borussia Dortmund, are…
Staff Reporter. Guinness Six Nations: Italy v Ireland Italy: (10) 10 Try: Meyer Con: Garbisi Pen: Garbisi Ireland: (27) 48 Tries: Ringrose, Keenan, Connors 2, Stander, Earls Cons: Sexton 6 Pens: Sexton 2 Ireland ran in six tries to claim their first win of this year's Six Nations in a…
Staff Reporter. Temba Bavuma played a masterful innings to help guide the Imperial Lions into the final of the Betway T20 Challenge with a seven-wicket victory over the Dafabet Warriors in the playoff match at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead in Durban on Saturday. Bavuma was busy around the crease, turning singles into…
Staff Reporter. The South African U17 Men’s National Team (Amajimbos) have reported for camp at the SAFA National Technical Centre in Johannesburg to complete their preparations for the 2021 TOTAL U-17 AFCON scheduled for Morocco next month. Amajimbos have been drawn into group C of the tournament together with West…
Staff Reporter. Britain's Adam Yates came second on his debut for Ineos Grenadiers at the UAE Tour, despite crashing heavily. Yates finished 35 seconds overall behind winner Tadej Pogacar after rivals slowed up to allow the 28-year-old to be treated for cuts to his face. There appeared to be a…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City extended their winning run to 20 matches and moved 13 points clear at the top of the Premier League as John Stones' second-half strike was enough to seal victory over a resilient West Ham United. Stones fired home his fourth goal of the season from Riyad…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Tiger Woods is "in good spirits" after being moved to a new Los Angeles hospital for treatment from injuries he sustained in a car accident. A statement on the golfing champion's Twitter account said he had received successful "follow-up procedures" at the Cedars-Sinai Medical…
Staff Reporter. Jimmy Butler scored a season-high 33 points as Miami Heat beat high-flying Utah Jazz 124-116 on Friday. Butler was supported by Goran Dragic, who scored 26 points off the bench as Miami earned a fifth straight win. Donovan Mitchell netted 30 points for Jazz, who have the best…
Staff Reporter. Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila beat Swallows FC 4-3 on penalties (2-2 after extra-time) at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane to book their spot in the Nedbank Cup quarterfinals. Washington Arubi saved successive penalties from Vuyo Mere and Musa Nyatama as Tshakuma became the first team to beat Swallows in…
Staff Reporter. Scotland will play defending champions South Africa in their first match of the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France. England's opening match of the tournament will be against Argentina on the previous day, 9 September. Wales take on Fiji, against whom they suffered a pool-stage shock in 2007,…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United will play seven-time Champions League winners AC Milan in the last 16 of the Europa League. AC Milan, who sit second in Serie A, have never won the competition while United's only title came in 2017. Arsenal, finalists in 2019, face Greek side Olympiakos, who knocked…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Bundesliga leaders FC Bayern München and their closest challengers RB Leipzig continue their tussle for championship glory this weekend as the race for the Meisterschale heats up. FC Bayern's uncharacteristic two-game winless run and a formidable four-match streak of victories for RB Leipzig has narrowed the gap…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has been ruled out for up to 10 weeks as a result of the groin injury he suffered against Everton. The England midfielder, 30, was forced off in the first half in Saturday's 2-0 Meyerside derby defeat to add to…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has thanked supporters for their messages and tributes to his father, who died after drowning in a lake near his holiday home in southern Brazil on Wednesday. Jose Becker, 57, had been swimming at a dam on his property when…
Staff Reporter. Leicester were dumped out of the Europa League by Czech side Slavia Prague after turning in a miserable display at the King Power Stadium. With playmaker James Maddison missing with a hip injury and in-form winger Harvey Barnes left on the bench for the first hour, Brendan Rodgers'…
Staff Reporter. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a dramatic late winner to help Arsenal edge past Benfica into the last 16 of the Europa League. In a 'home' leg played at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Greece because of Covid-19 restrictions, Aubameyang opened the scoring to give the Gunners a 2-1 aggregate lead.…
Staff Reporter. Scotland's Six Nations match with France is unlikely to take place next weekend after a further Covid case in the home squad forced its postponement. The game was expected to be played on Sunday, despite 10 French players and some coaches testing positive. But it was announced an…
Staff Reporter. Third Test, Ahmedabad (day two) England 112 (Crawley 53; Axar 6-38) & 81 (Axar 5-32, Ashwin 4-48) India 145 (Rohit 66, Root 5-8, Leach 4-54) & 49-0 India won by 10 wickets England succumbed to a 10-wicket defeat against India inside two days of an astonishing third Test…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns president Patrice Motsepe has unveiled his 10-point action plan at the launch of his Confederation of African Football (CAF) Presidential Manifesto. The official manifesto: Investing in developing and growing football in each African country through sponsorships, private sector and other partners Improving the efficiency and professionalism…
Staff Reporter. Defending NBA champions the Los Angeles Lakers suffered their fourth straight defeat on Wednesday, beaten 114-89 by the Utah Jazz. Jordan Clarkson scored 18 points in Salt Lake City as Utah recorded a 22nd win in 24 games. LeBron James hit 19 points for the Lakers but had…
Staff Reporter. Tiger Woods will not face any criminal charges following the single-car crash he was involved in on Tuesday that left him with serious injuries. The US golfing champion was driving alone on a Los Angeles downhill stretch of road known for crashes. His SUV hit the central reservation,…
Staff Reporter. Ferland Mendy scored a stunning late winner as Real Madrid clinched a hard-working last-16 first-leg victory against 10-man Atalanta. Real looked like being left frustrated by a well-organised home side until Mendy curled in with four minutes left. Atalanta's Remo Freuler was sent off after just 17 minutes…
Staff Reporter. Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona beat Elche to move within five points of La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid. The Argentina forward found the bottom corner to open the scoring from Martin Braithwaite's backheel after the break. The 33-year-old then doubled the lead 20 minutes later, finishing smartly…
Staff Reporter. Dele Alli scored a superb overhead kick as Tottenham cruised into the Europa League last 16 with an 8-1 aggregate win over Austrian side Wolfsberger. Spurs were already in control of the tie following a 4-1 first-leg victory and quickly asserted their authority at home with Alli's spectacular…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Al Ahly head coach,Pitso Mosimane said that his side deserved a more positive result against Simba SC in the CAF Champions League. Mosimane suffered his second loss as Al Ahly head coach following a narrow 1-0 defeat in Tanzania against Simba SC. The only goal of the…
Staff Reporter. SuperSport United and Orlando Pirates played an entertaining 1-1 draw in their DStv Premiership clash at Lucas Moripe Stadium. Matsatsantsa were keen to return to winning ways after drawing 1-1 with Kaizer Chiefs in a PSL clash over the weekend and also avenge their 2-1 defeat to Pirates…
Staff Reporter. TP Mazembe and Al Hilal continued their slow starts to Group B of the CAF Champions league after they played to a 0-0 draw at the Al Hilal Stadium, Omdurman, on Wednesday afternoon. The result leaves the Ravens in second place on the log on two points –…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Craig Foy. Celtic manager Neil Lennon has resigned with his side 18 points adrift of Rangers in the Scottish Premiership. Lennon took charge for a second spell in February 2019 when Brendan Rodgers left and led the club to two titles, two Scottish Cups and a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Tiger Woods is "awake and responsive" following surgery on serious leg injuries suffered in a car crash in Los Angeles on Tuesday. The 15-time golf major champion, 45, had to be "extricated from the wreck" by firefighters and paramedics. The American suffered "open…
Staff Reporter. Jamal Musiala became the youngest English scorer in the Champions League as holders Bayern Munich thrashed Lazio in the last-16 first leg in Rome. The 17-year-old finished smartly from outside the box to also become Bayern's youngest scorer in the competition. Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring with his…
Staff Reporter. A superb free kick from Brazilian winger Ramphinha capped a 3-0 win for Leeds United over Southampton at Elland Road on Tuesday, condemning the struggling Saints to their seventh defeat in eight Premier League games. The tone was set for Southampton in the first half when referee Andre…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Aerial footage the rollover crash involving Tiger Woods, Feb. 23, 2021, in Los Angeles. Tiger Woods is in surgery after suffering "multiple leg injuries" in a car crash in Los Angeles, California. The LA County Sheriff's Department said that it "responded to a single-vehicle rollover" accident in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Portfolio Committee on Sports, Arts and Culture held a meeting on Tuesday and one of the matters discussed was Caster Semenya, as the Tokyo Olympics looms. The 800m World Champion is still unable to compete professionally as her bid to overturn the drug-hormone rule was unsuccessful.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Tiger Woods has been taken to hospital following a car crash, says the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The police department said that it "responded to a single vehicle rollover" accident in which the "vehicle sustained major damage". Woods, 45, had to be…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs got their CAF Champions League campaign underway with a goalless draw against Group C leaders AC Horoya. Chiefs were looking to start their group stage campaign with a victory and also snap their six-match winless run across all competitions in the process. Kearyn Baccus replaced Njabulo…
Staff Reporter. Black Leopards beat 10-man Golden Arrows 2-1 in a 2020-21 DStv Premiership match at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium. Ghanaian Mohammed Anas scored both of Leopard's goals, finding the back of the net either side of a Michael Gumede equaliser to move the Limpopo club off bottom spot and…
Staff Reporter. Simba SC went top of Group A in the Caf Champions League after a 1-0 win over champions Al Ahly at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium. Luis Miquissone's first-half screamer sealed maximum points for the hosts in Dar es Salaam. After a hard-fought 1-0 win away to AS Vita, the…
Staff Reporter. Sunshine Tour professionals JC Ritchie and Daniel van Tonder will this week reap the rewards of their home success with a chance to take on the best in world golf in the WGC-Workday Championship in Florida. Ritchie and Van Tonder qualified for the exclusive 72-man field by virtue…
Staff Reporter. Red Bull have revealed the car they hope will enable them to mount their first title challenge for eight years. The RB16B develops the 2020 car, with which Max Verstappen finished third in the championship behind Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas. Red Bull have worked on…
Staff Reporter. Everton FC's plans for a new 52,000-seater stadium have been unanimously approved by city councillors. The club said the Bramley-Moore Dock site will be a "world-class addition" to the city's waterfront and hopes to host games there in 2024. The £500m scheme which it's claimed will create 15,000…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. A decision on whether Scotland's Six Nations match in Paris can go ahead is expected on Wednesday after no more coronavirus cases were found in the latest round of testing. The French Rugby Federation announced on Monday that five more players - including captain…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. The Los Angeles Lakers let a 17-point third-quarter lead slip as they fell to a 127-124 overtime defeat to the Washington Wizards. The reversal means that the NBA champions have lost three games in a row for the first time this season. Both LeBron…
Staff Reporter. Cristiano Ronaldo scored two headers as Juventus beat bottom side Crotone to go within eight points of leaders Inter Milan. Ronaldo turned home an Alex Sandro cross before powering a header in from Aaron Ramsey's ball, his 70th Serie A goal in just over two and a half…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates have been grouped with two former African champions in the CAF Confederations Cup after the draw took place on Monday in Cairo, Egypt. After easing past Botswana Premier League champions Jwaneng Galaxy in the play-off round with a 4-0 aggregate win, Pirates will now face two…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs striker Leonardo Castro has CAF Champions League group stage experience after his time with 2016 winners Mamelodi Sundowns, but few of his teammates have been to this stage of the competition before. Chiefs will host Guinea side Horoya on Tuesday in what has turned out to…
Staff Reporter. Devon Conway's unbeaten 99 off 59 balls helped New Zealand thrash Australia by 53 runs in the opening Twenty20. Playing only his sixth T20 international, left-handed Conway helped the hosts recover from 19-3 to post 184-5 in Christchurch. Australia slumped to 19-4 as Tim Southee and Trent Boult…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Tiger Woods "hopes" to play in the Masters at Augusta National in April after undergoing a fifth back surgery. The 45-year-old American had a microdiscectomy to relieve a pressurised disc fragment in January. Woods recovered from spinal fusion surgery in 2017 to win a…
Staff Reporter. Monaco condemned Mauricio Pochettino to his second defeat as Paris St-Germain head coach with a shock win at Parc des Princes in Ligue 1. Sofiane Diop opened the scoring for the visitors in the sixth minute, heading home Ruben Aguilar's header back across goal from Kevin Volland's cross.…
Staff Reporter. Marcus Rashford played a key role in a win over struggling Newcastle as Manchester United returned to second place in the Premier League. The England striker helped the hosts overcome a stuttering start when he lashed in an 18th goal of the season by beating Karl Darlow at…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates secured their place in the CAF Confederation Cup Group Stage after Linda Mntambo’s 55th-minute goal earned them a 1-0 win over Jwaneng Galaxy at the Orlando Stadium. The result meant Pirates won the tie 4-0 on aggregate after having dominated their opponents in the first leg…
Staff Reporter. Britain's Chris Froome made a quiet start in his first race for Israel Start-Up Nation as Dutchman Mathieu van der Poel won stage one of the UAE Tour. Froome, 35, making his debut after January's Vuelta San Juan was called off, is eight minutes 39 seconds back. Tour…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City extended their winning run to 18 games as they continued their impressive march towards the Premier League title with victory at Arsenal. The visitors have not dropped a point since 15 December and looked confident right from the outset, taking the lead with just two minutes…
Staff Reporter. Rangers need just 10 more points to win the Scottish Premiership after overwhelming Dundee United at Ibrox. Ianis Hagi and Ryan Kent gave Steven Gerrard's side an interval lead after Lawrence Shankland and Louis Appere spurned chances for a sprightly United. Joe Aribo netted a stunning third to…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Lautaro Martinez's two goals helped Inter Milan to an impressive derby win against AC Milan as they opened up a four-point gap at the top of Serie A. The striker's early header laid the platform for a confident Inter display. Zlatan Ibrahimovic twice went…
Staff Reporter. Swallows FC remain undefeated thanks to a 1-1 draw at Cape Town City on Sunday. The clash at Cape Town Stadium saw the Birds, who ended the game with 10 men, register a fifth successive draw and extend their unbeaten start to the season to 16 matches, while…
Staff Reporter. Richards Bay have opened a three-point lead at the top of the GladAfrica Championship following a full round of matches played across South Africa this weekend, while worries continue for strugglers Steenberg United, Cape Town Spurs and Bizana Pondo Chiefs. The Natal Rich Boyz appeared to be in…
Staff Reporter. Bracelona's s La Liga title hopes faltered after they slipped to a 1-1 draw against Cadiz at Camp Nou on Sunday. A late Alex Fernandez penalty cancelled out Lionel Messi's first-half opener from the spot. Ronald Koeman's side now find themselves eight points behind league leaders Atletico Madrid …
Staff Reporter. West Ham moved into the top four of the Premier League with a narrow victory over Tottenham that increases the pressure on Spurs manager Jose Mourinho. Michail Antonio - back in the Hammers' starting line-up after a two-game absence - gave the hosts the perfect start, poking home…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Novak Djokovic continued his dominance of the Australian Open by overwhelming an irritated Daniil Medvedev to win a record-extending ninth men's title. Top seed Djokovic won 7-5 6-2 6-2 to claim his 18th Grand Slam, leaving him two behind Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the men's…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka said she felt comfortable being a role model for the next generation after her fourth Grand Slam victory solidified her position at the forefront of a new era for tennis. But the Japanese star, a four-time major-winner at the…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. The Miami Heat beat the Los Angeles Lakers 96-94 in a rematch of last season's NBA Finals. The Lakers claimed a 4-2 series win to take the title last October. But in the first meeting between the sides this season, Kendrick Nunn scored 27…
Staff Reporter Jadon Sancho and Erling Braut Haaland both scored as Borussia Dortmund claimed an emphatic derby win at Bundesliga strugglers Schalke. The result marks a return to form for Dortmund, who had won just one of their previous six matches in the German top flight. England winger Sancho opened…
Staff Reporter. Real Madrid gained ground on La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid with a 1-0 victory against Real Valladolid on Saturday. Atletico were stunned 2-0 by eighth-placed Levante earlier in the day, and Zinedine Zidane's men took advantage in the late game at the Jose Zorrilla stadium. A Casemiro header…
Staff Reporter. India have included three uncapped players in their 19-man squad for March's Twenty20 international series against England. Mumbai Indians batsmen Suryakumar Yadav, 30, and Ishan Kishan, 22, plus Haryana leg spinning all-rounder Rahul Tewatia, 27, have been called up. Bhuvneshwar Kumar returns, with fellow seamer Jasprit Bumrah rested.…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool winless run continued as rivals Everton earned a rare Merseyside derby victory with a 2-0 result at Anfield on Saturday. Goals from Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson in each half were enough for Everton to secure their first derby victory at Anfield since 1999. The result means that…
Staff Reporter. Atletico Madrid's grip of the lead at the top of La Liga loosened after a surprise home defeat by Levante. Their second meeting against the Valencian side in a week was decided by Jose Luis Morales' 30th-minute deflected strike and Jorge de Frutos' stoppage-time effort. Atletico, who created…
Staff Reporter. Midfielder Amin Younes scored a superb goal and helped with another as Eintract Frankfurt beat leaders Bayern Munich 2-1 on Saturday to stay on course for a Champions League spot. Former Germany international Younes helped to set up Daichi Kamada for the hosts' first goal in the 12th…
Staff Reporter. Members of the South African National 4x100m relay team in action during their first official training session at the University of Pretoria. From Left to right: Chederick van Wyk, Akani Simbine, Clarence Munyai and Simon Magakwe. On Saturday Athletics South Africa concluded a successful maiden National Relay Training…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has given Moroccan club Wydad Casablanca less than 48 hours to find a venue for its upcoming CAF Champions League game against South Africa’s Kaizer Chiefs. If Wydad Casablanca does not communicate the name of the country that will host the…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs extended their winless run to six matches after drawing 1-1 with SuperSport United at FNB stadium on Saturday. Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt made several changes to the Chiefs starting line-up. Darrel Matsheke was suspended while Philani Zulu was demoted to the bench. Anthony Akumu came in…
Staff Reporter. Tanzanian side, Simba SC, said that they can beat Egyptian powerhouse Al Ahly when they meet in the CAF Champions League. Both teams had a winning start to their campaign, with Al Ahly beating Al-Merrikh 3-0 at home while Simba came out victorious in Congo against Vita Club.…
Staff Reporter. Chelsea were left frustrated after being held to a 1-1 draw at Southampton on Saturday. Mason Mount's second-half penalty rescued a point for Chelsea after Liverpool loanee Takumi Minamino opened the scoring for Southampton. Chelsea remain unbeaten in the seven matches since new boss Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank…
Staff Reporter. Olympique Lyon went provisionally top of the Ligue 1 standings by beating Brest 3-2 after benefiting from some terrible defending by their hosts on Friday. The visitors led 3-0 at the break through Lucas Paqueta, Houssem Aouar and Memphis Depay's penalty. But mid-table Brest battled back and goals…
Staff Reporter. Rory McIlroy missed his first cut since the 2019 Open Championship after recording a second-round 76 at the Genesis Invitational. McIlroy had played in 30 events since his Friday exit at the Open in his native Northern Ireland. The Northern Irishman carded one birdie, four bogeys and a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Japan's Naomi Osaka cemented her place as the outstanding star of the women's game by beating American Jennifer Brady in the Australian Open final to win her fourth Grand Slam title. Osaka, 23, is unbeaten in major finals after a 6-4 6-3 win…
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