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Photo Credit:Grant Pitcher. Kaizer Chiefs have moved swiftly to dismiss media reports that Samir Nurkovic could be sold ahead of the start of the new season. On Tuesday, Saudi Arabian outfit Abha FC were also rumoured to have tabled an offer for the services of the Amakhosi striker. However, the…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Glasgow Rangers have confirmed the signing of midfielder Bongani Zungu on a season-long loan deal from French side Amiens. Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has prioritised bringing in a midfielder with the club having an option to make the deal for 27-year-old South African international a permanent one…
Photo Credit:AP. Manchester United have signed former Paris St-Germain striker Edinson Cavani on a free transfer. The 33-year-old Uruguay international, who left PSG at the end of June, has signed a one-year contract. Cavani has scored 341 goals in 556 club matches, including a record 200 in 301 appearances for…
Photo Credit:Manchester United. Manchester United have signed Brazil left-back Alex Telles on a four-year deal from Porto, with the option of a further year. The 27-year-old, who has one cap for his country, moves to Old Trafford for a fee of 15m euros (£13.6m) plus 2m euros (£1.8m) in add-ons.…
File Photo. Former Amazulu coach Cavin Johnson has joined Al Ahly as Pitso Mosimane's assistant. The new head coach and former Mamelodi Sundowns mentor, Pitso Mosimane, announced on Twitter that Cavin Johnson will be joining him at the Egyptian giants as his assistant coach. Johnson joins Kabelo Rangoaga and Musi…
Photo Credit: Gallo Images. The Premier Soccer League has confirmed the 2020/21 MTN8 quarterfinal fixtures, dates and kick-off times. The MTN8 quarterfinals will be played on the weekend of 17 and 18 October 2020. In line with Covid-19 regulations, all four matches will be played behind closed doors. Tshakhuma Tsha…
File Photo. Greek fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas reached his first French Open quarter-final with victory over Grigor Dimitrov in a high-quality encounter. The 22-year-old beat the Bulgarian former world number three 6-3 7-6 (11-9) 6-2 at Roland Garros. He will play 13th seed Andrey Rublev after the Russian's 6-7 (4-7)…
Image via @AlAhly. Pitso Mosimane's Ah Ahly secured a narrow 1-0 in over Al Mokawloon in the Egyptian Premier League match on Sunday night. The only goal of the encounter was netted by Amr Al Salaya a few minutes before the half-time break and it was enough to hand Mosimane…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Sergio Garcia secured his first PGA Tour win since the 2017 Masters with one-shot victory at the Sanderson Farms Championship in Mississippi. Garcia began the day in a three-way share of the lead but needed an eagle on the par-five 14th to draw level with clubhouse-leader Peter…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Jimmy Butler starred as the injury-hit Miami Heat took game three of the NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers 115-104. Butler's triple double of 40 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds helped lead the Heat to victory and they now trail 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.…
Photo Credit:PA. Ollie Watkins scored a first-half hat-trick and Jack Grealish had a hand in five goals as Aston Villa deservedly stunned champions Liverpool with one of the most unbelievable scorelines in Premier League history. Watkins had never scored a Premier League goal before kick-off and 45 minutes later he…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Reigning champions Real Madrid continued their unbeaten start in La Liga as goals from Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema saw off Levante. Brazil international Vinicius scored in consecutive La Liga games for the first time as he curled in a delightful finish following Luka Modric's corner. Benzema…
Photo Credit:Premier League. Jose Mourinho returned to Manchester United and humiliated his former club as Tottenham came from behind to record a famous Old Trafford win. Son Heung-min and Harry Kane scored twice, with Tanguy Ndombele and Serge Aurier also on target as 10-man United suffered a defeat on a…
Photo Credit:Premier League. Arsenal scored two quick-fire team goals to extend Sheffield United's point-less start to the Premier League season - although the Blades did manage their first goal. The Gunners did not really get going until the 60th minute when Bukayo Saka celebrated his first England call-up with a…
Photo Credit:Gavin Barker. Mamelodi Sundowns have announced the appointment of Manqoba Mngqithi and Rhulani Mokwena as joint head coaches. Sundowns president Patrice Motsepe said in a statement: "Manqoba and Rhulani have been with Mamelodi Sundowns for many years and were part of the technical team that were crowned champions of…
Photo Credit:ATP. Twelve-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal raced into the quarter-finals with a straight-set victory against American qualifier Sebastian Korda. Korda said in the build-up Nadal was his "idol" but the 20-year-old struggled to match the clay-court specialist on Court Philippe Chatrier. Second seed Nadal, chasing a fourth successive…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. World record holder Eliud Kipchoge was beaten in the London Marathon as Shura Kitata won a thrilling sprint finish to claim an unexpected victory. Four-time winner Kipchoge was the favourite, but fell behind with two laps to go and finished eighth. Ethiopian Kitata pushed ahead of Kenya's…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Top seed Simona Halep is out of the French Open after losing to Iga Swiatek in the fourth round in just 68 minutes. The Romanian, a heavy favourite to claim a second Roland Garros title, was stunned 6-1 6-2 by the Polish teenager. World number 58 Swiatek…
Virat Kohli(Credits: Twitter). Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli said he has a love-hate relationship with cricket after rediscovering his form in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the United Arab Emirates. The prolific right-hander managed 14, one and three in his first three matches before smashing an unbeaten 72…
Photo Credit:PA. World record holder Brigid Kosgei retained her London Marathon title with a commanding performance on a wet and closed course in the city. The 26-year-old Kenyan, who broke Paula Radcliffe's world record in Chicago last year, went clear of world champion Ruth Chepngetich after mile 18. She finished…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. An attacking masterclass from Allan Saint-Maximin led Newcastle to their second win of the season as they beat pointless Burnley 3-1. The French winger was in a swashbuckling mood, opening the scoring (14) with a fine individual effort before setting up Callum Wilson for the first of…
The Green team scored three unanswered tries to beat the Gold team 25-9 in the Springbok Showdown at Newlands. Both sides were resolute in their defence which made it difficult for any sort of attacking rhythm to be built up. The first half was Test match like but also blighted…
Photo Credit:EvertonFC. Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored his ninth goal of the season and James Rodriguez netted twice as Everton beat Brighton to make it four Premier League wins from four for the impressive table-topping Toffees. However, it was another game that will prompt questions about the quality of goalkeeper Jordan Pickford…
Photo Credit:ChelseaFC. Summer signing Ben Chilwell scored one and assisted another on his first Premier League start since his move from Leicester City as Chelsea returned to winning ways against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge. Having made his first appearance on Tuesday as Frank Lampard's side were knocked out of…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating. The news comes three days after the club said midfielder Thiago Alcantara had tested positive for Covid-19. Liverpool said the Senegal winger has "displayed minor symptoms of the virus but feels in good health overall".…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. LeBron James hoped the Los Angeles Lakers made Kobe Bryant's family "proud" as the team doubled their lead over the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals with a 124-114 win in game two. James scored 33 points and Anthony Davis contributed 32, as the Lakers wore 'Black…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Neymar scored twice as Paris St-Germain thrashed Angers 6-1 to move within a point of Ligue 1 leaders Rennes. The Brazil forward struck either side of half-time for the three-time defending champions, after Alessandro Florenzi had given them an early lead. Ismael Traore replied for the visitors…
Photo Credit:ATP. Rafael Nadal sent another ominous warning to his French Open rivals by dropping five games in a third-round win over Italy's Stefano Travaglia. Nadal, 34, is looking for a record-extending 13th title and looked comfortably at home on Court Philippe Chatrier in a 6-1 6-4 6-0 victory. Travaglia,…
Photo Credit:Lefty Shivambu. Bradley Grobler was the big winner at the SuperSport United end of season awards, walking away with three honours after an excellent 2019-20 campaign. The experienced forward collected the Player of the Season prize, the Top-Goalscorer gong and the Chairman’s Award after a season in which he…
Photo Credit:Carl Fourie. Van Tonder wrapped up the Sunshine Tour's five-tournament Rise-Up Series with another emphatic victory at Huddle Park Golf Club on Friday as he closed with a 66 to win the Vodacom Championship Reloaded by four strokes on 21 under par 195. It marked back-to-back victories for Van…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Last season’s top two FC Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund will seek a swift return to their winning ways on Matchday 3 of the 2020-21 Bundesliga season, which also features a Rhine derby as well as a pair of surprise frontrunners. Treble winners FC Bayern will not…
File Photo. AmaZulu FC have confirmed Sandile Zungu as their new president after he bought a 100 percent share of the KwaZulu-Natal club. The club was said to be in financial turmoil during the lockdown, with reports of players’ salaries not being paid in full. The new owner is the…
Image@Arsenal. FA Cup winners Arsenal will face League of Ireland side Dundalk, Rapid Vienna and Molde in Group B of the 2020-21 Europa League. Tottenham have been drawn alongside Bulgarian champions Ludogorets, LASK and Royal Antwerp in Group J. Leicester City will face Braga, AEK Athens and Ukrainian side Zorya…
Photo Credit:BackpagePix. Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki has named a 25-man squad for the upcoming international friendly matches against Namibia and Zambia in Rustenburg.Bafana Bafana take on Namibia on 8 October at Royal Bafokeng Stadium and three days later lock horns with Zambia at the same venue. Ntseki has brought…
File Photo. Red Bull and AlphaTauri power unit supplier Honda has confirmed it will leave Formula 1 at the end of the 2021 season. The team first revealed on social media today it would "conclude participation in [the] FIA Formula 1 World Championship." The Japanese manufacturer, which has participated in…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Novak Djokovic continued his dominant start to the French Open with a ruthless straight-set win against Lithuanian world number 66 Ricardas Berankis in the second round. The world number one won 6-1 6-2 6-2, meaning he has lost just 10 games in his first two matches. Djokovic,…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Arsenal beat Liverpool 5-4 on penalties to reach the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup after the sides drew 0-0. The sides played out a 5-5 draw at Anfield before last season's penalty shootout, won by Liverpool, but this was a considerably less exciting match. Both sides struggled…
Image:@EuropaLeague. Harry Kane scored a hat-trick and Dele Alli also found the target to help Tottenham reach the group stage of the Europa League courtesy of a hugely entertaining victory over Israeli side Maccabi Haifa. With this their seventh game in 19 gruelling days at the start of the season,…
Photo Credit:Charl Fourie. Daniel van Tonder eagled his last hole of the day to give him a three-stroke lead going into Friday's final round of the Vodacom Championship Reloaded at Huddle Park Golf Club. It was another emphatic display of his current dominance on the Sunshine Tour's Rise-Up Series. Teeing…
Manchester United will face Paris St-Germain, RB Leipzig and Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League group stage this season. Premier League champions Liverpool will have to negotiate a group containing Ajax, Atalanta and Danish side Midtjylland. Chelsea will play Europa League winners Sevilla, Krasnodar and debutants Rennes. Manchester City are…
Photo Credit:Mamelodi Sundowns. New Ah Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane has thanked the club’s management led by president Mahmoud El Khatib and pledged to give his best for the Egyptian Premier League club. Mosimane has also pleaded with the Red Devils supporters to give him a chance, saying he will do…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. LeBron James says the Los Angeles Lakers still have "a lot more work to do" after they comfortably beat the injury-hit Miami Heat 116-98 in game one of the NBA Finals. Anthony Davis scored 34 points for the Lakers, with James adding 25 points and nine assists.…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Vinicius hands Real second straight win. Substitute Vinicius Junior scored the only goal as defending champions Real Madrid beat Real Valladolid to continue their unbeaten start to the season. Zinedine Zidane's side had taken four points from their first two La Liga games - both away -…
Photo Credit:Carl Fourie. Daniel van Tonder continued his dominance of the Sunshine Tour's Rise-Up Series as he opened with a nine-under-par 63 including two eagles to lead the first round of the Vodacom Championship Reloaded at Huddle Park Golf Club on Wednesday. Van Tonder is one clear of Christiaan Basson…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Three-time champion Serena Williams has withdrawn from the French Open because of an Achilles injury. The 39-year-old had been scheduled to play her second-round match against Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova on Wednesday. The American has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles and was aiming to equal Margaret Court's…
Photo Credit:Mamelodi Sundowns. The Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has released a statement a announcing his resignation from the league champions. Mosimane has been at the helm of Sundowns for seven years where he had an overhaul of trophies including the CAF Champions League and the Super Cup. "It is…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. The Premier Soccer League (PSL) Chairman, Dr. Irvin Khoza has announced the 2020/21 season commencement dates at the League’s headquarters in Parktown, Johannesburg. Dr Khoza announced that the first day of the 2020/21 season will be on Saturday, 17 October 2020. The new season will kick-off with…
Photo Credit:Mamelodi Sundowns. Italian manager Luciano Spalletti has been reportedly linked with a surprise job of coaching Cairo giants Al Ahly. Al Ahly’s current head coach Rene Weiler has been rumoured to leave the club at the end of the season despite helping the Red Devils secure two trophies. A…
Image@ManCity. Manchester City have signed 23-year-old defender Ruben Dias from Benfica on a six-year deal for about £65m. Argentine centre-back Nicolas Otamendi has moved the other way for £13.7m. Dias becomes City boss Pep Guardiola's third significant summer signing, following the arrivals of defender Nathan Ake and forward Ferran Torres.…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Mason Mount missed the crucial spot-kick as Tottenham edged past Chelsea on penalties after a 1-1 draw to reach the Carabao Cup fifth round. A total of nine penalties had been converted before Mount stepped up to take the 10th, but the England midfielder's effort clipped the…
Photo Credit:Pro14. A special general meeting of the SARU voted on Tuesday to explore entering four teams into an expanded PRO Rugby competition as well as retaining a place in a revised SANZAAR competition. The four South Africa teams voted to potentially make the transition to the PRO14 were the…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Novak Djokovic started his French Open campaign with a comfortable win over Sweden's Mikael Ymer as he bids to turn a page on the fiasco at this year's US Open. The 33-year-old barely broke sweat as he strolled to a straight sets victory, 6-0 6-2 6-3 on…
Photo Credit:F1. Mick Schumacher is one of three Ferrari academy drivers who will be given Formula 1 race weekend debuts in forthcoming races. Schumacher, son of seven-time champion Michael, and British driver Callum Ilott will both drive in first practice at the Eifel Grand Prix on 9 October. German Schumacher…
Some of his fellow Sunshine Tour professionals refer to him as the Bryson DeChambeau of their Tour, and Daniel van Tonder's unique approach to his career is certainly paying off as he heads into this week's Vodacom Championship Reloaded at Huddle Park Golf Club. The Vodacom Championship Reloaded is the…
The first-ever World Table Tennis Championships is coming to Durban in 2023 and to the African continent for the first time since 1939. The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) on Monday said Durban won 90 votes (69.77%) to beat off competition from the other candidate city, Düsseldorf, Germany, which won…
Photo Credit:Liverpool FC. Liverpool's new signing Diogo Jota grabbed a home debut goal as the champions demonstrated their determination to retain an iron grip on their Premier League crown by coming from behind to record an impressive victory against Arsenal. Arsenal, who had won their opening two Premier League games,…
File Photo. European giants Ajax Amsterdam have announced parting ways with Ajax Cape Town. The decision has come a week after the PSL club failed to gain promotion to the South African top division after suffering relegation in 2017/18. "AFC Ajax NV has reached agreement on the sale of the…
File Photo. Mamelodi Sundowns have revealed the capture of former BidVest Wits stars Haashim Domingo, Ricardo Goss and Gift Motupa. The trio have all signed five-year contracts and continue the injection of younger players into the Sundowns squad as coach Pitso Mosimane begins a slow transition over the next few…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Spain's 12-time champion Rafael Nadal encountered few problems as he started the French Open with a three-set win over Belarusian Egor Gerasimov. Nadal, 34, wrapped up a 6-4 6-4 6-2 victory in two hours five minutes against the world number 83, who was making his main-draw debut…
Photo Credit:CSA. South Africa's Mzansi Super League (MSL), the flagship T20 tournament in the country in 2018 and 2019, will not take place this year. CSA said in a statement said that "various national and international logistical reasons caused by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic" have forced the postponement…
Photo Credit:AP. The Miami Heat reached the NBA Finals for the first time since 2014 as a 125-113 win over the Boston Celtics wrapped up a 4-2 series victory. The three-time NBA champions will play Western Conference winners Los Angeles Lakers in the best-of-seven finals, with game one on Wednesday.…
Lionel Messi scored a penalty as Ronald Koeman's era as Barcelona boss began with a comfortable La Liga win over Villarreal. Ansu Fati was the game's outstanding player and scored Barca's first two goals, with a first-time finish from a Jordi Alba ball and then a low drive from Philippe…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Andy Murray's return to the clay proved to be a chastening experience as he lost in straight sets to Stan Wawrinka in the French Open first round. The 33-year-old Scot was well below the level of 2015 champion Wawrinka, who eased to a 6-1 6-3 6-2 victory.…
Photo Credit:Reuters. Jamie Vardy scored a hat-trick as Leicester City inflicted a remarkable defeat on Manchester City to go top of the Premier League. Despite going behind to a superb fourth-minute strike by former Foxes midfielder Riyad Mahrez, the visitors responded in stunning fashion. Vardy levelled with a penalty before…
Bayern Munich slumped to a shock 4-1 loss at Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Sunday to end their 32-match unbeaten run in all competitions stretching back to last year. The European champions conceded two goals in eight minutes as their usually solid defence collapsed under Hoffenheim pressure, with Ermin Bicackcic…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Callum Wilson's 97th-minute VAR-awarded penalty continued the debate on the new handball interpretation as Newcastle held dominant Spurs to a 1-1 draw. In a game they controlled from almost start to finish, Lucas Moura slotted the hosts ahead when Harry Kane again turned provider to tee up…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Patrick Bamford's late header earned Leeds United a hard-fought victory over Sheffield United, who are still searching for their first points of the season. After both goalkeepers excelled, it looked as though a first Premier League derby between the two Yorkshire sides in 26 years was heading…
Photo Credit:XPB Images. Lewis Hamilton's quest for the all-time record of Formula 1 wins was put on hold when he was hit with penalties at the Russian Grand Prix. Hamilton's Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas dominated after the world champion was given a 10-second penalty for doing two illegal practice starts.…
File Photo. A frustrated Victoria Azarenka reached the French Open second round after briefly refusing to play in "completely ridiculous" conditions in Paris. At 2-1 in the opening set, Azarenka left the court after a debate with officials, saying it was "too cold". The Belarusian 10th seed, wearing a jacket…
Photo Credit:Vodacom Bulls. Jake White’s tenure as Vodacom Bulls coach began with a comprehensive victory over the Sharks on Saturday, with several of the squad’s new recruits impressing at Loftus. Watch Highlights Below:Bulls vs. Sharks. Scores: Vodacom Bulls 49 - Tries: Schalk Erasmus, Kurt-Lee Arendse 2, Stedman Gans, Travis Ismael…
Photo Credit:Mercedes. Formula 1 drivers have been told they cannot wear clothing bearing any slogans or messages while doing official duties after grands prix. The move is a reaction to Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wearing a T-shirt at the last race in Tuscany referencing the case of a woman killed by…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. LeBron James helped the Los Angeles Lakers reach the NBA Finals for the first time in 10 years with a 117-107 victory over the Denver Nuggets. It gave them a 4-1 win in the best-of-seven series. They were led by a triple-double from James, who scored 16…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Frank Lampard ordered Chelsea to cut out the mistakes as his side scored a 93rd-minute equaliser to complete an astonishing comeback after trailing West Brom at The Hawthorns. Lampard believes Marcos Alonso and Thiago Silva were at fault for his side's embarrassing first-half capitulation against West Brom.…
TS Sporting has confirmed the sudden passing away of midfielder Katlego Mojela. In a statement released on Saturday morning, TS Sporting said Mojela complained about dizziness on September 25. "TS Sporting Football Club would like to confirm the untimely passing away of our footballer Mr Katlego Mojela, also known as…
Photo Credit:Mercedes. Lewis Hamilton took a dramatic pole position at the Russian Grand Prix despite coming within a second of qualifying down in 15th. The Briton had no time in the second knockout session when it stopped after Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel crashed. It was restarted with just two minutes and…
Borussia Dortmund suffered a surprise Bundesliga defeat at Augsburg in front of about 6,000 fans. Felix Uduokhai headed the hosts into the lead from Daniel Caligiuri's free-kick, his first goal since 2017. And Caligiuri scored the second after latching on to Florian Niederlechner's pass and holding off Thomas Meunier before…
Photo Credit:Everton. Everton continued their perfect start to the season with a deserved victory against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Dominic Calvert-Lewin's fifth league goal of the season opened the scoring for the Toffees following neat build-up from James Rodriguez and Seamus Coleman. Cheikhou Kouyate's free header drew Palace level,…
Photo Credit:AP. Conor McGregor says he is coming out of retirement for a boxing fight with Manny Pacquiao in the Middle East. The former two-weight UFC champion, 32,retired from fighting in June - for the third time in four years. He returned to face Floyd Mayweather in his first professional…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Cricket South Africa (CSA) and the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) appear to be at an impasse, with the former continuing to deny the latter unrestricted access to the forensic report. Sascoc’s board met on Friday to discuss how they were going to go…
The details around the new 2020-21 DStv Premiership season are set to be released next Wednesday by Premier Soccer League chairman Dr Irvin Khoza. A press conference has been set for 11am, where fans are to be updated on the PSL season start, and what structure it will take with…
Photo Credit:Carl Fourie. Daniel van Tonder claimed his second victory on the Sunshine Tour's new Rise-Up Series when he won the Vodacom Championship Unlocked by one stroke at ERPM Golf Club on Friday. Van Tonder closed with a final round of 67 to win on 13 under par 203, one…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Atletico Madrid have completed the signing of striker Luis Suarez from La Liga rivals Barcelona. The Uruguay international signed a two-year contract with the club on Friday after passing his medical. The 33-year-old joined Barca from Liverpool in 2014, winning the Champions League title in his first…
Photo Credit:BackpagePix. Kaizer Chiefs have given an update on their appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on the two-window transfer ban. According to Chiefs, CAS is yet to communicate their ruling with them and the club has promised to make it public once they receive communication. There…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The number of fans allowed into the French Open has been cut to 1,000 per day after new coronavirus restrictions were imposed by the French government. The French Tennis Federation said it "deeply regrets" the new restrictions. The clay-court Grand Slam, which starts on Sunday, had originally…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Tottenham have been given a bye into the Carabao Cup fourth round after their tie with Leyton Orient was called off when a number of Orient's players tested positive for Covid-19. The English Football League decided the League Two club must forfeit the tie having been unable…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Following a blockbuster start to the new campaign, the 2020/21 Bundesliga season heads into its second week with some teams looking to build on the opening weekend, and others in search of an early turn of fortune to kick-start their season. The headline result of Matchday 1…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The Los Angeles Lakers moved to within one win of the NBA Finals with a 114-108 victory over the Denver Nuggets in game four of the Western Conference finals in Orlando. Anthony Davis scored a game-high 34 points while LeBron James added 26, plus nine rebounds and…
Photo Credit:UEFA. Bayern Munich 2-1 Sevilla, Puskas Arena(Goretzka 34', Martinez 104'— Ocampos pen 12'). Bayern Munich beat Sevilla 2-1 after extra time on Thursday to lift the UEFA Super Cup and complete a quadruple under coach Hansi Flick, in the first European game played with fans in the stands since…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Liam Delap marked his senior debut with a goal as defending champions Manchester City beat Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup third round. The 17-year-old forward struck in the first half, latching on to Phil Foden's great ball before placing a composed finish beyond the goalkeeper. Sam Surridge…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Son Heung-min scored one and set up two as Tottenham advanced to the Europa League play-off round after a scare against Shkendija in North Macedonia. Joe Hart, who was making his Spurs debut, was beaten by a stunning 20-yard finish by Valmir Nafiu. But Son drilled in…
The Premier Soccer League has confirmed that DStv has signed a five-year deal to become the new title sponsor of the premier division. This is a continuation of a vibrant and fruitful partnership between the PSL and the MultiChoice. The PSL has transformed into a top 10 league globally after…
Photo Credit: Carl Fourie. It was possibly the most perfect way MJ Viljoen could have celebrated Heritage Day. For this golfer from Bloemfontein, it's already a bonus that his girlfriend's birthday is on "Braai Dag". And then on Thursday he went one better and maintained his place at the top…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Premier Soccer League (PSL) chairman Irvin Khoza is set to announce DStv as the new sponsor of the Premiership this evening. Khoza is scheduled for a 6pm press conference‚ televised on prime-time TV on two of DStv’s SuperSport channels. DStv would replace Absa‚ the banking company which…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Sanzaar has announced a condensed six-week Castle Lager Rugby Championship schedule that will see the tournament end on 12 December this year, but some big question marks still hang over the tournament that is scheduled to take place in Australia. The schedule would practically mean that Springbok,…
Photo Credit:Leanne Boon. Fernando Alonso says he decided to return to Formula 1 because he loves the sport. The two-time F1 champion, 39, said he had completed his “check list” of other things to do in his two years away. Alonso said: “It’s not I was missing it or want…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Teams will be allowed to make up to five substitutions in Uefa competitions until the end of the 2020-21 season. The rule change was proposed by Fifa because of congested fixture schedules caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In August, the Premier League said it would not adopt…
File Photo. Chelsea have signed Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy on a five-year deal. The Senegal international, 28, made 25 league appearances for the Ligue 1 side after joining from Reims in 2019. He completed his medical on Tuesday, with manager Frank Lampard having said he wants to increase competition with…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Chelsea's new signing Kai Havertz scored a hat-trick as the Blues thrashed Barnsley to reach the the Carabao Cup fourth round. It was the 21-year-old Germany international's first goals for the club after arriving from Bayer Leverkusen earlier this month. Tammy Abraham had put the Blues ahead…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Paris St-Germain forward Angel di Maria has been banned for four matches for his role in a bad-tempered Ligue 1 defeat by Marseille on 13 September. Di Maria, 32, was accused of spitting at Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez during a match in which five players were also…
Photo Credit: Carl Fourie. He's already a qualified pilot, and now MJ Viljoen is hoping to take his golf career to new heights after coming through Wednesday's first round of the Vodacom Championship Unlocked with a two-stroke lead. Viljoen opened with an eight-under-par 64 at ERPM Golf Club and made…
The CAF Medical Committee member Dr Yacine Zerguini has heaped praises on the Premier Soccer League for successfully implementing a biologically safe environment in the 2019/20 season. The PSL bio-bubble has been hailed by the CAF medical expert as the 'most elaborate example'that has 'set the new standards'. After the…
File Photo. Orlando Pirates have unveiled two more signings with the arrival of BidVest Wits forward Terrence Dzvukamanja and former Baroka FC attacking midfielder Collins Makgaka. Dzvukamanja, 26, has signed a three-year deal having impressed in the Premier Soccer League last season, netting 13 goals in 52 appearances for The…
Photo Credit:Pro14. Pro14 organisers have confirmed they are in talks about increasing the number of South African teams in the competition. League bosses also hope South African teams will still join the 2020-21 campaign in the new year. Cheetahs and Southern Kings have been the two sides involved in the…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The Denver Nuggets saw off a final-quarter surge from the Los Angeles Lakers to win 114-106 in the Western Conference finals in Florida. The Nuggets now trail 2-1 in the best-of-seven series after Jamal Murray scored 28 points and Jerami Grant 26. It brought the Lakers' six-game…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Barcelona have agreed to let striker Luis Suarez join La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid. Suarez is not wanted at Barca and the Catalans were happy to release him for free, providing he did not join certain other top clubs. The Uruguayan agreed terms on a reduced salary…
Photo Credit:Reuters. West Ham have confirmed that manager David Moyes, along with two members of the first-team, have tested positive for coronavirus. Issa Diop and Josh Cullen, who were originally named in the starting XI for the game against Hull on Tuesday night, have also contracted COVID-19. All three left…
Caption:Carling Black Label Brand Manager – Khwezi Vika , Former Kaizer Chiefs Midfielder – Josta Dladla, Kaizer Chiefs Communications Officer – Vina Maphosa, Former Orlando Pirates Striker – Phumudzo Manenzde , Orlando Pirates Media Officer – Thandi Merafi , Head Coach Golden Arrows, SMSA CEO Bertie Grobbelaar, Sports Commentator –…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Swiss prosecutors have requested a 36-month prison sentence for ex-FIFA secretary general Jérôme Valcke and a 28-month term for Paris Saint-Germain President Nasser Al-Khelaifi at their corruption trial. AFP reports that, prosecutor Joël Pahud did not oppose part of the sentences being suspended. Valcke has been charged…
 Image@FCBayernEN. Four broadcasters to show Bundesliga matches in Mexico and Central America during the 2020-21 season Combination of pay-TV, Free-to-Air and Over-The-Top offerings means more chances to watch the German top flight than ever before Individual deals deliver on goal of bringing the Bundesliga closer to fans throughout the region…
File Photo. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed plans for fans to return to watch live sport events in England from 1 October will not go ahead. The plans were placed under review after a rise in coronavirus cases. The UK's Covid-19 alert level has moved to 4, meaning transmission…
Photo Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. A weekend of South African golf success around the world has inspired Tristen Strydom to push even harder for his maiden Sunshine Tour victory when he tees it up in this week's Vodacom Championship Unlocked at ERPM Golf Club. Strydom is part of another strong…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Inter Milan have signed midfielder Arturo Vidal from Barcelona for just over £900,000. The Chilean's move to the San Siro sees him reunite with Inter boss Antonio Conte, with whom he won three Serie A titles during their time together at Juventus. At 33, Vidal is the…
Photo Credit:AP. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice as AC Milan got off to a winning start in Serie A against Bologna at the San Siro stadium. Ibrahimovic, 38, headed in Theo Hernandez's curling cross from the left in the first half before making it 2-0 from the spot after the break.…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester City held off a second-half Wolves fightback to begin their quest to regain the Premier League title with a win at Molineux. City did the damage in a superb first half as Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year Kevin de Bruyne and Phil Foden, playing…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. World number one Novak Djokovic won a record 36th Masters title by beating Diego Schwartzman in the Italian Open. The Serb, playing in his first tournament since being disqualified from this month's US Open, won 7-5 6-3 in the final to ensure he goes into next week's…
Photo Credit:Orlando Pirates. Orlando Pirates have unveiled new signings Thulani Hlatshwayo and Deon Hotto following their arrival from now defunct BidVest Wits. "We are pleased to welcome Thulani and Deon to the Club,” Pirates chairman Dr Irvin Khoza said in a statement. "These are two players who have a proven…
Photo Credit:Kaizer Chiefs. Kaizer Chiefs have announced Dillon Sheppard and Arthur Zwane as Gavin Hunt's assistants for the next three seasons. The duo joins the technical team this week, with Arthur returning to the first team squad after having been there from 2010 to 2012. Zwane played for Kaizer Chiefs…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Top seed Simona Halep warmed up for next week's French Open by winning her first Italian Open title after opponent Karolina Pliskova retired injured. Romania's Halep led 6-0 2-1 against the Czech second seed, whose movement seemed to be hampered from the start. After a 20-minute first…
South African professional golf is celebrating a truly outstanding weekend, with the country's golfers flying the flag across the golf world and across generations. In Portugal, young star Garrick Higgo, a product of the GolfRSA National Squad, achieved his maiden victory on the European Tour in the Open de Portugal…
The Sunshine Tour's continued drive to restart its schedule has been given another major boost with the announcement that Vodacom will sponsor the final two tournaments on the Tour's new Rise-Up Series. The five-tournament Rise-Up Series will now close with back-to-back Vodacom tournaments totalling a joint R1.2 million in prize…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Cristiano Ronaldo scored as Juventus marked Andrea Pirlo's first match as head coach with a comfortable 3-0 win over Sampdoria in Serie A. Sweden winger Dejan Kulusevski opened the scoring on his debut, with a calm finish into the bottom left corner. And Leonardo Bonucci prodded in…
File Photo. US Open final leaderboard -6 B DeChambeau (US); E M Wolff (US); +2 L Oosthuizen (SA); +3 H English (US); +4 X Schauffele (US); +5 D Johnson (US), W Zalatoris (US) Selected others: +6 R McIlroy (NI), J Thomas (US), T Finau (US); +7 L Westwood (Eng), P…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Liverpool delivered a powerful statement of intent about their desire to retain the Premier League title with a comfortable dismissal of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The Reds were already in complete control even before Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen was correctly shown a red card on the stroke…
Photo Credit:TadejPogacar.com. Slovenia's Tadej Pogacar confirmed his victory as the second youngest Tour de France champion in history after Sam Bennett won the final sprint in Paris. Pogacar, 21, overhauled long-term race leader Primoz Roglic with a stunning time trial win on Saturday to claim the yellow jersey on his…
Photo Credit:Julien Crosnier /FFT. Defending Internazionali BNL d'Italia champion Karolina Pliskova surged into a second straight final in Rome, dispatching 2019 Roland Garros runner-up Marketa Vondrousova, 6-2, 6-4. Pliskova navigated a tricky second set after a scintillating opener against her countrywoman, booking a championship match with fellow former World No.1…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Novak Djokovic moved one win away from a record-breaking 36th ATP Masters 1000 trophy on Sunday with a 7-5, 6-3 victory against Casper Ruud in the Internazionali BNL d’Italia semi-finals. The World No. 1 saved two set points in the first set and fired 12 aces to…
Photo Credit:PSG. France forward Kylian Mbappe marked his return to action with a vintage performance and a goal as champions Paris St Germain rediscovered their form with an impressive 3-0 win at Nice in Ligue 1 on Sunday. Mbappe had missed their opening three games - two defeats and one…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Son Heung-Min scored four goals as Tottenham Hotspur came back from a goal down to thrash Southampton 5-2 at St Mary's Stadium. The South Korea international combined with Harry Kane for all four of his goals as Spurs took control after Danny Ings' fine finish from a…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. World number two Simona Halep stayed on course to win her first Italian Open title after beating Garbine Muguruza 6-3 4-6 6-4 in the semi-finals in Rome. Top seed Halep, 28, overpowered her 26-year-old opponent in the first set. The pair then traded several breaks in the…
File Photo. The South African Football Association (SAFA) has consolidated its Technical Committee by roping in the expertise of several ex footballers and coaches. The Committee is chaired by SAFA NEC senior member Jack Maluleka who himself was an accomplished soccer player. His deputy is football legend, Buddha Mathathe who…
Photo Credit:IPL. England all-rounder Sam Curran helped Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians in the opening game of the 2020 Indian Premier League. Curran recorded bowling figures of 1-28 from four overs and took two catches as the holders made 162-9. He then hit 18 from six balls as CSK…
Photo Credit:AP. The Boston Celtics claimed a dominant 117-106 win over the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference finals to close the gap to 2-1 in the best-of-seven series. Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum led the Celtics fightback as they avoided a third loss on the bounce in Florida. It…
Photo Credit:Sam Greenwood. -5 M Wolff (US); -3 B DeChambeau (US); -1 L Oosthuizen (SA); Level H Matsuyama (Jpn), X Schauffele (US); +1 R McIlroy (NI) Selected others: +3 P Reed (US); +4 J Thomas (US); +5 P Casey (Eng), D Johnson (US), L Westwood (Eng); +7 J Rahm (Spa); …
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Rafael Nadal was beaten in straight sets in the quarter-final of the Italian Open but Novak Djokovic is through to the semi-finals. The nine-time champion lost to Argentina's Diego Schwartzman for the first time in his career, going down 6-2 7-5 as he struggled with his serve.…
Image@Arsenal. Arsenal will not need to be told that they were fortunate to win against a West Ham United team that had controlled most of the game and created the best of the chances. The final scoreline, sealed by a late finish by substitute Eddie Nketiah, will feel like yet…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester United suffered a shock 3-1 defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace in their opening Premier League match of the season. Wilfried Zaha double and an Andros Townsend strike sealed the points for the visitors as United lost their first league opener at home since 2014.…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Leeds came out on top in a seven-goal thriller against Fulham in their first Premier League home game for 16 years. Marcelo Bielsa's side opening two Premier League games this season have seen 14 goals, the most in a top-flight side's opening two matches since Wolves in…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Tottenham Hotspur have re-signed Wales forward Gareth Bale from Spanish champions Real Madrid on a season-long loan. Bale originally joined Tottenham as a 17-year-old from Southampton in 2007 for an initial payment of £5m. He has also won two La Liga titles, one Copa del Rey, three…
File Photo. The Eastern Province Rugby Union and SA Rugby have decided to liquidate Southern Kings. In a statement released this afternoon, SA Rugby said the decision was taken with the Pro14 franchise R55m in the red and with no income expected for the remainder of 2020. Kings have become…
Photo Credit:TadejPogacar.com. Tadej Pogacar is set to win the Tour de France ahead of strong favourite Primoz Roglic in one of the most dramatic turnarounds in the race's history. Pogacar, 21, will be confirmed as the youngest winner for 110 years at the end of Sunday's largely processional stage to…
Image@LFC. Liverpool have completed the signing of Portugal forward Diogo Jota from Wolves in a £41m deal that could rise to £45m with add-ons. The 23-year-old has signed a five-year deal with the Premier League champions. The move represents a net outlay of about £30m for Liverpool, with defender Ki-Jana…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane said he "never had a problem" with Gareth Bale, with the Wales forward set to rejoin Tottenham on loan. A run of injuries, indifferent form and a reported falling-out with Zidane saw the Welshman become a marginal figure at the Spanish club.…
Photo Credit:@Everton. Dominic Calvert-Lewin hit a first career hat-trick and James Rodriguez scored on his home debut as Everton continued their impressive start to the Premier League season with a dominant win against 10-man West Brom. West Brom took an early lead through an excellent solo effort by Grady Diangana,…
Image@BrumbiesRugby. The Brumbies were crowned Super Rugby AU champions after clinching a 28-23 victory over the Reds in Canberra on Saturday. Despite losing to the Reds in a dead-rubber a fortnight ago, the Brumbies were favourites coming into this title-decider. The Reds fought with courage and determination, but they were…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. US Open second-round leaderboard -4 P Reed (US); -3 B DeChambeau (US); -2 J Thomas (US), R Cabrera-Bello (Spa), H English (US); -1 J Kokrak (US) Selected others: Level X Schauffele (US); +1 J Rahm (Spa); +3 L Westwood (Eng), D Johnson (US), R McIlroy (NI); +5 …
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets 126-114 to go 1-0 up in the NBA Western Conference final in Florida. Anthony Davis top-scored with 37 points and 10 rebounds in what was the Lakers' first conference final series appearance since 2010. The second match of the…
Image@FCBayernEN. Serge Gnabry scored a hat-trick and Leroy Sane scored on his Bayern Munich debut as they opened the new Bundesliga season with a demolition of Schalke. Leroy Sane, making his debut after a £44.7m move from Manchester City, assisted two of Gnabry's goals. Hansi Flick's side have won 22…
File Photo. Next month's Scottish Open will be the first European Tour event played in front of spectators since March. The tournament at the Renaissance Club in East Lothian has been chosen as a pilot for the return of fans, with 650 permitted on both Saturday and Sunday. Only Edinburgh…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo has been named the NBA's Most Valuable Player for the second successive season. He becomes only the third player, after Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon, to earn the MVP and Defensive Player of the Year award in the same season. Antetokounmpo, 25,…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Soren Kragh Andersen claimed his second win of the Tour de France with another shrewd late solo attack on stage 19. Team Sunweb's Andersen, 26, attacked from a break 16km out and powered to the line in Champagnole, 53 seconds ahead of Luka Mezgec in second. Ireland's…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Black Leopards secured their top-flight status for another season following a 2-0 win over Ajax Cape Town in a Premier Soccer League (PSL) promotion/ relegation play-offs. Lidoda Duvha finished 15th in South Africa’s top tier league, meaning they had to slug it out against the top two…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has arrived at Tottenham Hotspur's training ground as he nears a return to the club. Wales international Bale, 31, is expected to rejoin Spurs on loan. He flew into Luton Airport on Friday before travelling to the training ground in Enfield, North…
Photo Credit:Mamelodi Sundowns. Mamelodi Sundowns have officially announced the signing of Peter Shalulile and Mothobi Mvala from Highlands Park. In a statement released on Friday, the club said both players have signed five-year deals. The announcement comes a week after Sundowns completed a domestic treble, also securing a spot in…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Akani Simbine, delivered in style on Thursday night, showcasing his fine form by charging to victory at the seventh leg of the Wanda Diamond League series in Rome, Italy. Simbine won the men's 100m race in 9.96 seconds, crossing the line just 0.04 outside the season's best…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Thiago Alcantara, who has agreed a deal to sign for Liverpool, says leaving Bayern Munich was the "most difficult decision" of his career. The Spain midfielder's arrival has not been officially announced by Liverpool, but Thiago, 29, has said goodbye to Bayern in an open letter. "I…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Tottenham survived a scare to reach the third qualifying round of the Europa League as they came from behind to beat nine-man Lokomotiv Plovdiv. Georgi Minchev headed the Bulgarians ahead on 72 minutes as Spurs looked in danger of falling at the first hurdle. But Harry Kane…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Michal Kwiatkowski won stage 18 to give Ineos Grenadiers their first win of the 2020 Tour de France as Adam Yates fell back in the general classification. Kwiatkowski and Ineos team-mate Richard Carapaz rode away from the rest of the field on the huge mountain stage. They…
South African golf received another welcome boost with the news that the iconic Gary Player Country Club will reopen its fairways on Saturday 19 September as part of the Sun City Resort's general resumption of activities, and with a R1-million prize on offer for one lucky Sun MVG golfer. The…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich for at least £20m, plus £5m in add-ons, on a four-year contract. Thiago, 29, joined the German giants from Barcelona in 2013 and played in last season's Champions League final victory over Paris St-Germain.…
LaLiga, Spain’s premier professional football league,announced a two-fold partnership agreement with South African sports-wagering provider, Hollywoodbets. The two partners will extend their existing agreement covering the South African market and will initiate a new partnership in Mozambique. LaLiga is a popular football league with millions of dedicated fans on the…
Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed the appointment of Gavin Hunt as the new head coach on a three year deal. Hunt takes over from Ernst Middendorp who was sacked at the end of the season following Amakhosi's unsuccessful Absa Premiership title challenge. He brings a wealth of experience since he joined…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. The Premier Soccer League confirmed the approval of the Executive Committee of the National Soccer League for the sale of Highlands Park to TS Galaxy. The Rockets, who are owned by former agent Tim Sukazi, indicated that they have reached an agreement with the Lions of the…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. The South African rugby season will be kick-started back into action on September 26 with a double header at Loftus. Bulls will take on the Sharks‚ while the Lions will play the Stormers in a rugby festival that will go by the name Vodacom Super Fan Day.…
Photo Credit:Reuters. Lamine Diack, the ex-head of athletics' governing body, has been jailed after being found guilty of corruption. The Senegalese, 87, faced corruption and money-laundering charges linked to the Russian doping scandal. Diack was convicted of accepting bribes from athletes suspected of doping to cover up test results and…
Photo Credit:Cricket.Com. Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey's record-breaking 212-run partnership steered Australia to a thrilling one-day series victory over England at Emirates Old Trafford. Chasing 303, Maxwell hit a blistering 108 from 90 balls and Carey a more measured 106 as a belligerent partnership rescued Australia from 73-5. Maxwell fell…
Photo Credit:Getty Images Miguel Angel Lopez won stage 17 of the Tour de France as Primoz Roglic extended his lead in the race. Astana's Lopez pulled clear of the other general classification contenders on the final climb of the day, beating Roglic into second by 15 seconds. The stage victory…
Photo Credit:World Athletics. Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk has marked an emotional return to competitive athletics by winning the 400m at the Gala dei Castelli meet in Switzerland. The South African started out of the blocks slowly in Lane 4 but powered home down the finishing straight to win in …
Photo Credit:Premier League. Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has signed a new three-year deal with the club. The 31-year-old striker joined the Gunners in January 2018 and won the Premier League Golden Boot in his first full season in 2018-19. "Signing for this special club was never in doubt," he said.…
Photo Credit:AFP. Cricket South Africa will lose ODI sponsor Momentum, whose contract expires in April 2021. In a statement issued on Tuesday afternoon, Momentum confirmed it will not seek to renew its sponsorship of international ODIs, the franchise one-day cup, the national club championships, the under-13, under-15 and under-17 school's…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. German Lennard Kamna produced a superb solo break to power to victory on stage 16 of the Tour de France as Primoz Roglic maintained the overall lead. The Bora-Hansgrohe rider, 24, pulled away on the penultimate climb of the 164km stage from La Tour-du-Pin to Villard-de-Lans to…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Ajax Cape Town are now level with Black Leopards with six points in the playoffs standings, but the Urban Warriors top the log because of a superior goal difference. Eleazor Rodgers hat-trick saw Ajax Cape Town coming back from being 1-0 down to win their relegation/promotion clash…
The English Football League will continue to stage pilots with up to 1,000 fans at matches this weekend, following approval from the government. EFL clubs were asked to put in requests by Tuesday in order for their plans to be signed off in time. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden will meet…
Photo Credit:@Timowerner. Chelsea got their Premier League campaign on track after lethal finishing coupled with a slice of good fortune gave them a 3-1 win at Brighton & Hove Albion late on Monday. The Blues finished 33 points adrift of the Reds last season and lost both league fixtures against…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Highlands Park co-director Sinky Mnisi’s lawyer Mandla Tshabalala has confirmed that the Premier Soccer League(PSL) has declined the sale of the club to TS Galaxy. According to Tshabalala, the deal was turned down by the league’s governing body based on section 112 of the Companies Act. Mnisi…
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has topped the Forbes list for highest-earning footballers in 2020. Forbes estimated Messi’s yearly earnings at $126m (£97.2m) with Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo second on $117m (£90.3m). Neymar was in third with Paris St-Germain team-mate Kylian Mbappe fourth. Three Premier League players – Mohamed Salah, Paul Pogba…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Paris St-Germain will "strongly support" their playmaker Neymar after he said he was racially abused by Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez. Neymar was the last of five red cards in Sunday's bad-tempered Ligue 1 match,sent off for hitting Gonzalez. On Twitter, Neymar accused his opponent of racism and…
Photo Credit:Mercedes. Formula 1 bosses are looking into whether Lewis Hamilton broke rules at the Tuscan Grand Prix by wearing a T-shirt highlighting police brutality. A spokesman for the FIA said the matter was "under active consideration". He said the FIA was a non-political organisation and was considering if Hamilton's…
South African George Coetzee claimed his fifth European Tour victory with a one-shot win at the Portugal Masters. The 34-year-old world number 147 began the final day one stroke ahead and carded a five-under 66 for a 16-under total at Dom Pedro Victoria, Vilamoura. Laurie Canter, the 30-year-old from Bath…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Austria's Dominic Thiem clinched his first Grand Slam title after a gritty fightback from two sets down stunned Alexander Zverev in the US Open final. Second seed Thiem, 27, had lost his previous three major finals and looked destined for another agonising defeat. But 23-year-old Zverev, playing…
Photo Credit:Cricket.Com. Second one-day international, Emirates Old Trafford England 231-9 (50 overs): Morgan 42, T Curran 37, Zampa 3-36 Australia 207 (48.4 overs): Finch 73, Archer 3-34, Woakes 3-32 England won by 24 runs; series level 1-1 England claimed an astonishing 24-run victory as Australia crumbled in the second one-day…
Photo Credit:@Everton. Dominic Calvert-Lewin's brilliant header ensured new-look Everton made a flying start to the Premier League season with victory at Tottenham. Calvert-Lewin gave Hugo Lloris no chance after connecting with Lucas Digne's in-swinging free-kick to earn the Toffees a first win over Spurs since 2012. In a high-octane encounter,…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Tadej Pogacar won stage 15 of the Tour de France to slightly cut Primoz Roglic's lead as defending champion Egan Bernal dropped out of contention. Pogacar beat yellow jersey Roglic in a sprint to the line and now trails his fellow Slovenian by 40 seconds. Bernal cracked…
Photo Credit:Mercedes. Lewis Hamilton took his 90th career victory by beating Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas in a chaotic, incident-strewn Tuscan Grand Prix. The victory takes the Briton to within one race victory of Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 – a landmark he could equal in Sochi, Russia, a week next…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Jamie Vardy converted two penalties to help Leicester City get off to a winning start in the Premier League season with a 3-0 victory at promoted West Bromwich Albion. After goalkeeper Sam Johnstone twice came to the home side's rescue with saves to deny Harvey Barnes in…
Bloemfontein Celtic have lodged a complaint with the Premier Soccer League (PSL) after Mamelodi Sundowns had the suspended Tebogo Langerman on the bench in their Nedbank Cup Final match. While the player did not take to the field in the game,however rules stipulate that suspended players may not "be dressed…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. LeBron James scored 29 points as the Los Angeles Lakers reached their first Western Conference in 10 years with a 119-96 win over the Houston Rockets. The last time they reached this stage was when Lakers legend Kobe Bryant led them to the 2010 NBA title. Bryant,…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Debutants Callum Wilson and Jeff Hendrick both scored as Newcastle made a winning start to the 2020-21 Premier League season against an uninspiring West Ham. Wilson, summer signing from Bournemouth, was a threat throughout as the Magpies won their opening game for the first time since 2012.…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Naomi Osaka demonstrated her growing maturity to fight back against Victoria Azarenka in a compelling US Open final and claim her third Grand Slam title. Japanese fourth seed Osaka, 22, won 1-6 6-3 6-3 for her second US Open title. Osaka was overwhelmed in the first set…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Mamelodi Sundowns picked up their third trophy for the 2019/2020 season after defeating Bloemfontein Celtic in the Nedbank Cup final. The result, secured by a late goal from Gaston Sirino, saw the Brazilians complete a treble of trophies for the 2019-20 campaign, adding to their successes in…
Lionel Messi made his first appearance for Barcelona since his failed attempt to leave the club, playing in their friendly with Gimnastic de Tarragona. The 33-year-old Argentine submitted a transfer request in August but decided to stay last week because no club would be able to afford his release clause.…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Mohamed Salah completed his hat-trick with a late penalty as Premier League champions Liverpool saw off Leeds on their long-awaited return. Marcelo Bielsa's side, back in the top flight after 16 years, were impressive throughout and came from behind to level on three occasions. But Salah -…
Photo credit:Getty Images. Global sports company PUMA announced that the company has managed to ink a long-term deal with Brazilian striker Neymar Jr. He will be a brand ambassador off-pitch for the company as well, wearing PUMA's most important lifestyle, training, and sport-inspired footwear and apparel products. Neymar's 15-year-long association…
Lewis Hamilton took his seventh pole position in nine races this season at the first Tuscan Grand Prix. The world champion beat Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas by just 0.059 seconds on Formula 1's first competitive experience of the spectacular Mugello circuit. Red Bull locked out the second row, Max Verstappen…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Soren Kragh Andersen took a surprise win on stage 14 of the Tour de France to cap a sublime tactical ride by Team Sunweb. The Dane attacked with three kilometres to go in a frantic finale and stayed away to claim his first stage win. Primoz Roglic…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Black Leopards have secured a 3-1 win over Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila in the PSL promotional/relegation playoffs match at the Bidvest Stadium. The victory saw Leopards open a three points gap at the top of the playoffs standings, while TTM remained at the bottom without a single point.…
Photo Credit:Premier League. Debutants Gabriel and Willian impressed as Arsenal blew away promoted Fulham in the opening game of the Premier League season. Former Chelsea winger Willian had a hand in all three goals and Gabriel scored in his first game in English football. Arsenal were highly impressive, while Fulham…
File Photo. Germany's Alexander Zverev reached his first Grand Slam final in the most difficult manner after fighting back to beat Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta in a tense US Open five-setter. Fifth seed Zverev, 23, looked lost as Carreno Busta played smartly and precisely to race into a two-set lead.…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. SASCOC says the Resolution adopted on 8 September 2020 whereby SASCOC resolved to appoint an independent Task Team to conduct investigations into the administrative, operational and/or financial affairs of Cricket South Africa. This Resolution was not lightly adopted. Very serious issues have plagued CSA over many months…
 Photo Credit:Cricket.Com. England fell to a 19-run defeat against Australia despite Sam Billings' maiden century in the first one-day international at Old Trafford. Chasing 295, England were quickly reduced to 57-4 after a fine opening spell from pace bowler Josh Hazlewood. Billings' 118 and 88 from Jonny Bairstow gave England…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Primoz Roglic extended his lead in the yellow jersey on the Tour de France after Daniel Martinez claimed a superb win on stage 13. Roglic and fellow Slovenian Tadej Pogacar dropped all of their rivals on a gruelling final climb to Puy Mary. Defending champion Egan Bernal…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Australia will host the delayed 2020 Rugby Championship, with the southern hemisphere tournament beginning on 7 November. New Zealand and Argentina will take part in the competition, but South Africa's place is yet to be confirmed. The All Blacks were front-runners to host but lost out after…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The Los Angeles Lakers are one win away from the Western Conference final after a bruising 110-100 victory against the Houston Rockets. The Lakers now have a 3-1 lead over the Rockets in the best-of-seven semi-finals. They could reach the finals for the first time in 10…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Cricket South Africa has rejected the demand by the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee for its Board and senior officials to "step aside." Cricket SA's Members Council met late on Thursday night after Sascoc in a letter signed by its president , Aleck Skhosana demanded…
File Photo. Serena Williams' latest bid for a 24th Grand Slam singles title ended as Victoria Azarenka rolled back the years to reach the US Open final. Williams, seeking to equal the all-time record for majors, raced away with the first set but lost 1-6 6-3 6-3 to the inspired…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. The South African Sports Federation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) has made decisive steps in taking over the running of Cricket South Africa. It has been reported that SASCOC has asked the entire CSA board to step aside. However, SASCOC’s Acting CEO Ravi Govender denies this. "The short…
The CAF Executive Committee ratified the decisions of the CAF Emergency Committee on the resumption of the qualifiers for the Total Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 qualifiers and the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Ordinary General Assembly 2020 The CAF Ordinary General Assembly 2020 is scheduled on 11 December…
File Photo. Former South Africa Test player Jonty Rhodes has been appointed as Sweden’s head coach. According to a statement form the Swedish Cricket Federation, the move is part of the board's broader plans to invest in junior cricket and high performance in the country. The statement also said, "Cricket…
Photo Credit:AFP. Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel is to join the renamed Aston Martin team in Formula 1 next year. Vettel, 33, is moving to the team currently known as Racing Point from Ferrari, who earlier this year decided not to offer the German a new contract. Aston Martin said…
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