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Staff Reporter. Daniil Medvedev has another opportunity to land a first Grand Slam title after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach the Australian Open final. The in-form Russian won 6-4 6-2 7-5 against Greek fifth seed Tsitsipas, securing his 20th victory in a row. Fourth seed Medvedev, 25, will contest his…
Staff Reporter. Bukayo Saka warned his Arsenal team-mates that they cannot put a foot wrong when they face Benfica in the second leg of their Europa League last-32 tie after his goal earned them a draw in the first game in Rome. Played in Rome's Olympic Stadium instead of Portugal…
Staff Reporter. Gareth Bale scored and assisted a Tottenham goal in the same game for the first time since 2013 as they beat Wolfsberger in the Europa League. Bale crossed for Son Heung-min to head the opener and then cut inside and blasted home their second goal. Lucas Moura added…
Staff Reporter. Bongani Zungu has been temporarily removed from Rangers' squad and will be fined after being named by Steven Gerrard as one of five players who breached Covid regulations. Scottish police said they had attended a "gathering at a property" in Glasgow in the early hours of Sunday and…
Staff Reporter. Chris Morris. Photo Credit: (RCB Twitter). Chennai Super Kings have bought England all-rounder Moeen Ali for £700,000 at the Indian Premier League auction. South Africa's Chris Morris is this year's most expensive player, costing Rajasthan Royals £1.6m for the Twenty20 tournament, which starts in April. England all-rounder Tom…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Mamelodi Sundowns will not be travelling to Algeria for their CAF Champions League match against CR Belouizdad after receiving communication from CAF confirming that the match which was scheduled for Tuesday (23 February 2021), has been cancelled due to further medical restrictions in Algeria. The cancellation comes…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt has admitted that Itumeleng Khune’s declining standards is "a concern". Khune returned to Chiefs starting line-up following a two-month absence since being dropped back in December following costly blunders in successive games. The 33-year-old, however, failed to make good of the opportunity afforded…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Top seed Novak Djokovic overcame stern resistance from Aslan Karatsev to reach the Australian Open final and end the Russian qualifier's remarkable run. Despite the world number 114 causing moments of tension, Djokovic had enough quality to win 6-3 6-4 6-2. The 33-year-old Serb…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Serena Williams left her Australian Open news conference in tears after her semi-final defeat by Naomi Osaka. The American great saw her latest bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title ended by Japan's three-time major champion Osaka, who won 6-3 6-4. She gave…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City extended their English top-flight record winning streak to 17 games after earning a 3-1 victory at Everton on Wednesday, increasing their lead atop the Premier League table to 10 points. The Toffees were forced into an early change when Yerry Mina limped off in the 18th…
Staff Reporter, Photo Credit: Getty Images. Naomi Osaka claimed an impressive victory over Serena Williams to reach the Australian Open final and end the American's latest quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title. Three-time Slam champion Osaka withstood early pressure from Williams to win 6-3 6-4. Osaka is on…
Staff Reporter. Goals from Mehdi Taremi and Moussa Marega propelled FC Porto to their first ever victory over Juventus in the Champions League after they secured a 2-1 win over the Italian champions in the first leg of their last 16 tie on Wednesday. Mehdi Taremi pounced on Rodrigo Bentancur's…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns opened five points gap at the top of the DStv Premiership table after defeating Baroka 2-0 this evening. Sundowns secured their 10th win of the league season thanks to second-half strikes from Gaston Sirino and Peter Shalulile, putting clear daylight between themselves and nearest chasers SuperSport…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs suffered their third successive defeat as AmaZulu walked away with all three points from FNB Stadium this afternoon. A run of five unbeaten matches, including an initial three wins in a row, showed Chiefs finally was back into form after a dismal start to 2020-21, but…
Staff Reporter. Rafael Nadal saw his bid for a 21st Grand Slam title end as Greek fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas fought back from two sets down to reach the Australian Open semi-finals. The Spanish second seed was stunned as Tsitsipas claimed a 3-6 2-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 7-5 victory in…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs will be back in action this afternoon when they take on AmaZulu at FNB Stadium in a DStv Premiership game. The encounter was originally scheduled to have taken place just 48 hours after the team was supposed to return from a CAF Champions League game in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The World-Cup winning Springbok captain Siya Kolisi was officially unveiled as a Sharks player on Wednesday. Kolisi, who spent 11 years with Western Province and the Stormers, joins the Durban franchise on a multi-year deal. Sharks CEO Eduard Coetzee said: "We are delighted to welcome Siya and…
Staff Reporter. James Harden inspired the biggest half-time comeback in the history of the Brooklyn Nets as they recovered a 21-point deficit to beat the Phoenix Suns 128-124. Harden scored 38 points for the Nets, who were without the injured Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. They did not lead in…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: CSA. Former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has retired from Test cricket and will focus on the Twenty20 format. The 36-year-old batsman scored 4,163 runs at an average of 40.02 in 69 Tests since making his debut in 2012. "The next two years are ICC…
Staff Reporter. Kylian Mbappe scored a stunning hat-trick as Paris St-Germain ripped Barcelona apart in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie at the Nou Camp. The night did not start well for last year's runners-up when they fell behind to Lionel Messi's 27th-minute penalty. Messi, regarded as…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Karolina Muchova fought back to stun world number one Ashleigh Barty at the Australian Open and reach her maiden Grand Slam semi-final. The Czech 25th seed struggled with dizziness in the Melbourne Park heat but refocused after a medical time-out to beat the home…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Gallo Images. Former SA Schools captain and Jeppe High School head boy Muzi Manyike has been confirmed dead this week after going missing last November. A family spokesperson confirmed Manyike’s body had been identified, but that a cause of death was still not known at this…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Kaizer Chiefs have written to the Confederation of African Football (Caf) to express their concern at meeting a rescheduled Caf Champions League match against Wydad Casablanca in Egypt. Chiefs responded to a letter sent to them by CAF in which the club says it was suggested the…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Defending champion Novak Djokovic showed yet more mental and physical resilience to beat German sixth seed Alexander Zverev and reach the Australian Open semi-finals. The top seed fought back to win 6-7 (6-8) 6-2 6-4 7-6 (8-6) in Melbourne. The Serb will face Russian…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Serena Williams produced a stunning performance to beat second seed Simona Halep and set up an Australian Open semi-final with Naomi Osaka. The 39-year-old American, bidding for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title, won 6-3 6-3 against the Romanian. "I think this is the…
Staff Reporter. Timo Werner scored and assisted as he ended a 14-game goal drought to help Chelsea to victory over Newcastle in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge. Werner's cross rebounded out to Olivier Giroud to net Chelsea's opener in the first half, after the France striker replaced the injured…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Naomi Osaka cruised past Hsieh Su-wei in just 66 minutes to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open. The Japanese third seed, who won the second of her three Grand Slam titles at Melbourne Park in 2019, beat the Taiwanese 6-2 6-2. Osaka will…
Staff Reporter. England succumbed to an inevitable 317-run defeat by India on the fourth day of the second Test in Chennai. Faced with the hopeless task of chasing 482 on a deteriorating pitch, England lost all 10 wickets to spin, bowled out for 164 to leave the four-Test series poised…
Staff Reporter. Cricket South Africa has announced that the Proteas will conduct their first-ever full limited-overs tour of Ireland in July. CSA director of cricket Graeme Smith on Monday morning hinted at a number of tours that could form part of the Proteas’ winter schedule. Proteas will face Ireland in…
Staff Reporter. The Sunshine Tour, Sunshine Ladies Tour and SuperSport are building on their longstanding broadcast partnership with an even more comprehensive offering that will dramatically increase the content value for local golf fans and give South African professional golf a greater presence on the World of Champions. From March…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. World number one Ashleigh Barty only needed 71 minutes to defeat American Shelby Rogers and move into the Australian Open quarter-finals. Barty, who is aiming to become the first Australian to win the women's singles since 1978, triumphed 6-3 6-4. American Jessica Pegula produced…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Romelu Lukaku scored twice and set up another goal as Inter Milan beat Lazio 3-1 to go top of Serie A. Lukaku opened the scoring from the penalty spot before hitting his 300th career goal for club and country just before the break. Substitute…
Staff Reporter. Former champion Rafael Nadal and fourth seed Daniil Medvedev both cruised into the Australian Open quarter-finals. Spaniard Nadal, the 2009 winner and number two seed, gained a routine 6-3 6-4 6-2 win over Italy's 16th seed Fabio Fognini at Melbourne Park. Nadal will face Stefanos Tsitsipas in the…
Staff Reporter. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a superb hat-trick as Arsenal ended their three-game winless run with victory over Leeds United at Emirates Stadium. Aubameyang opened the scoring in the 14th minute before doubling his side's advantage from the spot towards the end of the first half Right-back Hector Bellerin grabbed…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. France kept their Grand Slam aspirations intact with a scrappy 15-13 win over Ireland, who remain without a win in this year's Six Nations. Charles Ollivon scored the sole try of the first half after a passage of attacking brilliance from the visitors. Damian…
Staff Reporter. Real Madrid moved into second place in La Liga with a 2-0 victory at home to Valencia on Sunday. Karim Benzema, captain for the day, put Madrid ahead after 12 minutes before before Toni Kroos doubled the advantage just before half time at Valdebebas. Ferland Mendy thought he…
Staff Reporter. Pakistan clinched a four-wicket victory over South Africa in the third and final T20 international with eight balls to spare at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Sunday to clinch the series 2-1. Proteas were all at sea and despite heroics from David Miller, who scored an unbeaten…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates have one foot in the CAF Confederation Cup group stages after thrashing Jwaneng Galaxy 3-0 in the first leg of their play-off tie on Sunday. Linda Mntambo and Terrence Dzvukamanja were recalled with Thembinkosi Lorch starting from the bench while Thabang Monare was not in the…
Staff Reporter. Swallows FC were held to a goalless draw by AmaZulu FC in a DStv Premiership match at the Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto. Zukile Kewuti made his Usuthu debut after securing a loan move from Cape Town City, while Butholezwe Ncube, Siyethemba Sithebe, Andre de Jong were missing due…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United dropped points against West Brom on Sunday as they came from a goal behind to secure a 1-1 draw. Bruno Fernandes helped United rescue a point as his first half strike cancelled out Mbaye Diagne's early goal. United moved back above Leicester in second place, but…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Defending champion Novak Djokovic came through a stiff test of his fitness as he moved into the Australian Open quarter-finals, but third seed Dominic Thiem was stunned by Grigor Dimitrov. Bulgarian Dimitrov, a semi-finalist in 2017, dismantled the US Open champion of Austria 6-4…
Staff Reporter. Steeplechase world champion Beatrice Chepkoech has broken the women's 5km road world record, finishing the Monaco Run in 14 minutes 43 seconds. The Kenyan, who also holds the 3,000m steeplechase world record, battled windy conditions with assistance from male pacemaker Luuk Maas. The 29-year-old took a second off…
Staff Reporter. Second Test, Mirpur (day four) West Indies 409 (Da Silva 92, Bonner 90) & 117 Bangladesh 296 (Liton 71, Cornwall 5-74) & 213 (Tamim 50, Cornwall 4-105) West Indies won by 17 runs West Indies beat Bangladesh by 17 runs in a thrilling second Test in Mirpur to…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Simona Halep came from a set down to avenge her 2020 French Open fourth round defeat to Iga Swiatek at the Australian Open on Sunday. The second seed won 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 in an hour and 50 minutes. This was Halep's 100th match win…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Dominic Thiem says he is "not a machine" and had "physical issues" in a shock defeat by Grigor Dimitrov in the Australian Open fourth round. Bulgarian Dimitrov, a semi-finalist in 2017, dismantled the US Open champion of Austria 6-4 6-4 6-0. "Throughout every season…
Staff Reporter. Kevin Durant fired the Brooklyn Nets to a 134-117 victory against former team the Golden State Warriors, scoring 20 points. The two-time NBA champion was returning after missing the past three games while in quarantine. "I loved my time here, I loved playing for this team, but I'm…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Thinus Maritz. Springbok captain Siya Kolisi has been released early from his contract with Western Province Rugby and will be joining the Sharks. Kolisi’s move has become an 'open secret' and on Sunday, WP Rugby sent out a statement confirming the 29-year-old’s departure. "Kolisi’s current…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Reuters. Spezia felled another Serie A giant as they shocked league leaders AC Milan with a dominant display in a 2-0 victory on Saturday. City rivals Inter will go top if they beat Lazio on Sunday - with the Milan derby next weekend. Promoted Spezia, who…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Naomi Osaka saved two match points and Serena Williams was taken to three sets as two of the favourites reached the Australian Open quarter-finals. Having lost the opening set to Garbine Muguruza, Japan's Osaka was a break down in the second and faced two…
Staff Reporter. Lionel Messi scored two sensational goals as Bracelona overwhelmed Alaves, 5-1, to climb to second place in La Liga on Saturday. Messi and Francisco Trincao each scored a brace, and Junior Firpo added another as Ronald Koeman's men claimed their seventh straight league win with the rout. Luis…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City continued their dominance at the top of the Premier League table as they beat Jose Mourinho's Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 at the Etihad on Saturday. City led through Rodri's penalty after Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg clipped Gundogan. Midfielder Gundogan added the second with a shot Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris…
Staff Reporter. Paris St-Germain geared up for their Champions League trip to Barcelona with a 2-1 home win against Nice that sent them provisionally top of the Ligue 1 standings on Saturday. Julian Draxler put the defending champions ahead from a rebound after Mauro Icardi hit the post. Rony Lopes…
Staff Reporter. Goals from Jadon Sancho and Erling Braut Haaland were not enough for victory as Borussia Dortmund drew with Hoffenheim. England's Sancho ran on to a through ball to give them the lead before Munas Dabbur's first-time finish to level. Ihlas Bebou put Hoffenheim ahead with a header after…
Staff Reporter. La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid overcame conceding a second-half equaliser to score again and beat Granada 2-1 away from home on Saturday to get back to winning ways and move eight points clear at the top of the standings. Luis Suarez hit the crossbar early in the second…
Staff Reporter. SuperSport United moved to within two points of DStv Premiership leaders Mamelodi Sundowns after edging Cape Town City 2-1. SuperSport made three changes, as Bongani Khumalo got a rare start alongside the return of Keenan Phillips and Jamie Webber while the Citizens were bolstered by the return of…
Staff Reporter. South Africa 145 for 4 (Hendricks 42, van Biljon 42, Afridi 2-18) beat Pakistan 144 for 7 (Rizwan 51, Pretorius 5-17) by six wickets. Proteas broke a losing streak that stretched back five T20Is to last February and stayed alive in the ongoing series in Pakistan by successfully…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. England found flashes of attacking flair to bounce back from last weekend's Scotland defeat and claim a six-try Six Nations win against Italy. Monty Ioane's early try caused a scare at Twickenham, before England's Jonny Hill and Anthony Watson crossed. Wing Jonny May closed…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. The Los Angeles Lakers recovered from an early 20-point deficit on Friday to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 115-105 and secure their seventh straight win. Anthony Davis returned from two games out with Achilles soreness to score 35 points as the Lakers improved to 21-6.…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: ATP. Rafael Nadal beat an impressive Cameron Norrie to reach the Australian Open fourth round and end British interest in the singles competition. Spanish second seed Nadal was able to see off his spirited 69th-ranked opponent 7-5 6-2 7-5. Playing on an empty Rod Laver Arena…
Staff Reporter. Leicester City staged an astonishing late comeback to beat Liverpool as the Premier League champions collapsed and paid the price for another defensive calamity involving keeper Alisson. Liverpool looked to be cementing their top-four aspirations when Mohamed Salah put them ahead after 67 minutes with a clever finish…
Staff Reporter. Moeen Ali (C) celebrates with teammates after taking a wicket. (AFP Photo). Batsmen rarely walk these days: Outside edges are one thing, but India captain Virat Kohli took it to another level when he refused to leave the crease despite being bowled by Moeen Ali in the second…
Staff Reporter. Daniil Medvedev's coach walked out as the Russian blew a two-set lead before winning a five-setter for the first time in the Australian Open third round. The fourth seed eventually beat Filip Krajinovic 6-3 6-3 4-6 3-6 6-0. Medvedev repeatedly yelled at his box as he went 4-1…
Staff Reporter. Karolina Pliskova smashed two racquets and argued with the umpire in her 7-5 7-5 third-round loss to Karolina Muchova at the Australian Open. The Czech sixth seed was given a code violation when she destroyed her racquet after losing the first set. She then walked into the players'…
Staff Reporter. Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho says a midweek social media post by Gareth Bale was a "contradiction" with reality. Wales forward Bale, on loan from Real Madrid, missed Wednesday's incredible 5-4 FA Cup defeat at Everton. Mourinho said the player had asked for a scan after missing training on…
Staff Reporter. Swallows FC will test their unbeaten run this season against in-form AmaZulu, who have shown attacking verve under new coach Benni McCarthy. The Birds are unbeaten in 15 games this campaign and lost just one of their last 32, but there have been signs of late that they…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Defending champion Novak Djokovic is unsure if he will be able to play in the fourth round of the Australian Open after he survived an injury scare to battle past American Taylor Fritz. World number one Djokovic was hampered by a side injury that…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. We may have to wait until Monday to see newly crowned world champions FC Bayern München in action, but there’s still a host of exciting match-ups on offer on Matchday 21 in the Bundesliga. FC Bayern return from the FIFA Club World Cup with a historic sixth…
Staff Reporter. Fernando Alonso sustained a fracture of his upper jaw in his cycling accident on Thursday, his Alpine team say. The 39-year-old two-time world champion had a "successful corrective operation" and will remain in hospital for observation for 48 hours. The team added: "The medical team are satisfied with…
Staff Reporter. Pakistan pipped the Proteas by three runs in a dramatic first T20I at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Thursday. Chasing 170 for victory, the Proteas needed an intimidating 19 off the final over. Dwayne Pretorius and Bjorn Fortuin managed 13 off the first five deliveries from Faheem…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: AP. The head of the Tokyo Olympics organising committee has resigned after he was criticised for making "inappropriate" remarks about women. Yoshiro Mori, 83, was quoted as saying women talk too much and that meetings with many female board directors would "take a lot of time".…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Serena Williams overcame a sluggish start to beat Anastasia Potapova and reach the Australian Open fourth round. Tenth seed Williams, bidding for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title, came through 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 against the 101st-ranked Russian. However, the American had trailed 5-3 in…
Staff Reporter. Bayern Munich beat Liga MX's Tigres to win the Club World Cup in Qatar on Thursday and secure their sixth trophy in the last 12 months. Bayern looked to have scored in the 18th minute through a powerful Joshua Kimmich strike from outside the area, but VAR ruled…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Southampton reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with a routine victory over Wolves at Molineux. A Danny Ings goal from close range and Stuart Armstrong's neat late finish secured a win that ended a run of four consecutive defeats. While both managers made…
Staff Reporter. Al Ahly clinched third spot at the FIFA Club World Cup following a 3-2 penalty shootout win over Palmeiras. After a goalless 90 minutes, the game went straight to penalties and Al Ahly captain Mohamed El-Shenawy saved the final spot-kick attempt from ex-Juventus midfielder Felipe Melo to seal…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Neymar will miss the first leg of Paris St-Germain's last-16 Champions League tie against his former club Barcelona with a thigh injury. The Brazil forward was injured in PSG's French Cup victory over Caen on Wednesday. Mauricio Pochettino's side travel to the Nou Camp…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed that their scheduled CAF Champions League group stage debut against Wydad Casablanca has been cancelled. The 2019/20 DStv Premiership runners-up confirmed they received communication from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) via SAFA on Wednesday evening. "Kaizer Chiefs can confirm that the club finally…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:ATP. Spanish second seed Rafael Nadal will meet Britain's Cameron Norrie in the Australian Open third round after both won their matches on Thursday. Nadal's bid for an outright men's record 21st Grand Slam continued with a 6-1 6-4 6-2 win over American qualifier Michael Mmoh on…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. LeBron James scored 25 points as the Los Angeles Lakers won their sixth game in a row by beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 114-113 in overtime. James also made seven assists and six rebounds in the defending champions' third straight overtime contest. The Lakers'…
Staff Reporter. Everton reached the FA Cup quarter-finals after edging out Tottenham Hotspur in a nine-goal classic at Goodison Park. A magnificent contest swung in both teams' favour before Carlo Ancelotti's hosts - showing huge reserves of resolve and fitness - finally struck the decisive blow when Bernard fired home…
Staff Reporter. Atalanta will face Juventus in the Coppa Italia final after beating Napoli in the semi-final thanks to two goals from Matteo Pessina. After a goalless first leg, Duvan Zapata fired Atalanta into the lead from 25 yards - and the striker was involved in all three goals. He…
Staff Reporter. Sevilla's Jules Kounde scored a fine goal and Ivan Rakitic struck against his old side as Barcelona lost their Copa del Rey semi-final first leg. Kounde ran from his own penalty area, beat four Barca players and confidently fired past Marc-Andre ter Stegen. Rakitic - who left the…
Staff Reporter. Defending women's champion Sofia Kenin has been knocked out of the Australian Open, losing in straight sets to Kaia Kanepi in the second round. The American fourth seed, 22, was beaten 6-3 6-2 in just 64 minutes on Margaret Court Arena. Estonian Kanepi, 35, dominated throughout, hitting 22…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was unable to return to Germany for his mother's funeral on Tuesday because of Covid-19 travel restrictions. Germany has banned most travel from countries hit hard by new variants of the virus, including the UK. Liverpool tweeted a message of…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City rewrote English football's record books as a comfortable 3-1 victory at Swansea City sent them into the FA Cup quarter-finals. Kyle Walker, Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus were on target as Pep Guardiola's team won a 15th game in a row in all competitions, with Swansea…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Kaizer Chiefs could fail to travel to Morocco for Saturday’s CAF Champions League Group C match against Wydad Casablanca as the Amakhosi travelling delegation are yet to obtain visas to enter the North African country. Chiefs were meant to begin their CAF Champions League campaign against the…
Staff Reporter. The 2021 edition of the Comrades Marathon scheduled for June 13 has been cancelled‚ organisers announced on Wednesday. But the ultra-marathon‚ celebrating its centenary this year‚ will be held as a virtual run instead. "This decision comes in the wake of engagements with KwaZulu-Natal Athletics‚ Athletics SA‚ the…
Staff Reporter. Real Madrid moved up to second in La Liga as they closed the gap to leaders Atletico Madrid with a comfortable win over Getafe. The reigning champions began the contest without nine first-team players because of injury or suspension but were dominant throughout. Karim Benzema headed in the…
Staff Reporter. The Utah Jazz beat the Boston Celtics 122-108 on Tuesday to equal their best ever start to an NBA season. Donovan Mitchell finished with 36 points and nine assists in Salt Lake City as the Jazz claimed their fifth straight win - and 16th in 17 games. They…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he was pleased with his players' mentality in their FA Cup fifth-round win over West Ham United after "feeling low" following the draw with Everton. Scott McTominay scored in extra time to send the Red Devils into the quarter-finals. An otherwise…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. World number one Novak Djokovic overcame a scare in his bid for a ninth Australian Open as he saw off American Frances Tiafoe in four sets. Djokovic, aiming for a third successive title in Melbourne, won 6-3 6-7 (3-7) 7-6 (7-2) 6-3 on Rod…
Staff Reporter. Juventus beat Inter Milan 2-1 on aggregate to reach the Coppa Italia final following a 0-0 draw in the second leg of the semi-final. Leading from the first leg in Milan, Juve survived a couple of scares before making it to the final for the second successive season.…
Staff Reporter. The Sunshine Tour has appointed 30South Eyewear as the official eyewear supplier to the Tour for 2021. The Proudly South African company was founded in 2017 with the goal of providing high quality yet affordable eyewear made with the same materials as the world's leading eyewear brands. It…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates scored twice in the opening five minutes to set up a 2-0 win over Cape Town City in a 2020-21 DStv Premiership encounter at Orlando Stadium on Tuesday evening. Deon Hotto and Vincent Pule were the goalscorers for Pirates who subsequently moved up to fourth on…
Staff Reporter. World number two Rafael Nadal began his bid for a men's record 21st Grand Slam title with a straight-set victory over Laslo Djere at the Australian Open. The Spaniard did not play in the ATP Cup last week after struggling with a back injury, but he moved well…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. World number one Ashleigh Barty took just 44 minutes and did not drop a game as she ended a year-long wait for Grand Slam tennis with a stunning win. The Australian beat Danka Kovinic 6-0 6-0 in a ruthless display to reach the Australian…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. LeBron James scored 28 points in a stellar display to help the Los Angeles Lakers to a 119-112 overtime win against the Oklahoma City Thunder. James also served up 14 rebounds and 12 assists as his team earned a fifth straight win to leave…
 Staff Reporter. First Test, Chennai (day five) England 578 (Root 218) & 178 (Root 40, Ashwin 6-61) India 337 (Pant 91, Bess 4-76) & 192 (Kohli 72, Anderson 3-17, Leach 4-76) England win by 227 runs James Anderson and Jack Leach bowled England to a famous 227-run victory against India…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Defending champion Sofia Kenin made a nervous start to her Australian Open defence, while former winner Victoria Azarenka was knocked out after seeming to struggle with her breathing. American Kenin was in tears before a 7-5 6-4 win over Australian wildcard Maddison Inglis. "I felt a…
Staff Reporter. Luis Suarez scored twice but it was not enough to earn victory for La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid as they were held to a draw by Celta Vigo. Santi Mina headed the visitors into the lead before Suarez tucked in an equaliser just before the break. The Uruguay…
Staff Reporter. Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich progressed to the Club World Cup final by beating Al Ahly in Qatar. The German champions dominated the first half and deservedly took the lead when Lewandowski slotted in. Egyptian side Al Ahly competed well after the break, with their pace…
Staff Reporter. Cape Town Spurs booked their spot in the Nedbank Cup last-16 with a 5-4 penalty shootout win (1-1 after extra-time) over Baroka FC at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Monday. Meanwhile defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns have what looks a plumb draw in the Last 16 of the…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Isaac Drogba Facebook. Isaac Drogba, son of former Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker Didier, has signed for Italian fourth division side Folgore Caratese. The 20-year-old forward previously had spells in the Chelsea youth set-up and with the under-19 and B teams at French side Guingamp. Dider…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Bayern Munich square off against Al Ahly in the Club World Cup this evening in what is just their second ever appearance in the competition. While the Champions League winners earned a bye through to the semi-finals, Al Ahly reached the last four with victory over Al-Duhail.…
Staff Reporter. Ex-Al Ahly’s German manager Reiner Hollman believes the Reds can overcome Bayern Munich in the Club World Cup semi-finals. After beating Qatari champions Al-Duhail in the second round of the Club World Cup thanks to a Hussein El-Shahat strike, Al Ahly have booked their spot in the tournament’s…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba will be out of action for "a few weeks" with a thigh muscle injury, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed. France international Pogba was replaced after 39 minutes during Saturday's 3-3 draw with Everton at Old Trafford. "It's an injury that will take…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Novak Djokovic started the defence of his Australian Open title by dropping just six games in a dominant win over France's Jeremy Chardy in Melbourne. The Serbian top seed eased to a 6-3 6-1 6-2 victory to extend his 100% winning record against Chardy…
Staff Reporter. Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has signed a new one-year contract with Mercedes for the 2021 season. The 36-year-old's previous deal lapsed in 2020 but he will now race for Mercedes for a ninth season. Hamilton became the sport's most successful driver ever in 2020, breaking Michael…
Staff Reporter. Second Test, Rawalpindi (day five) Pakistan 272 (Babar 77, Nortje 5-56) & 298 (Rizwan 115*; Linde 5-64) South Africa 201 (Hasan 5-54) & 274 (Markram 108, Bavuma 61; Hasan 5-60) Pakistan won by 95 runs Pakistan completed a 2-0 series clean sweep over South Africa with a 95-run…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs have delivered some ignominious results in the Nedbank Cup over the years and made another mortifying exit when lower tier side Richards Bay put them to the sword at FNB Stadium. The first word that comes to me is 'embarrassing'. On a personal level I don't…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Serena Williams launched her latest bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam with a 56-minute demolition of Laura Siegemund at the Australian Open. The American, 39, said it was "vintage Serena" as she thrashed the German 6-1 6-1 in front of a small, unmasked…
Staff Reporter. Lionel Messi scored three minutes after coming off the bench as Barcelona came from behind to win at Real Betis. The home side took the lead in the first half when Borja Iglesias finished from close range after a quick counter. Messi, rested by manager Ronald Koeman, was…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Morocco became the first back-to-back winners of the African Nations Championship (Chan) when they scored twice after corners to defeat Mali 2-0 in the final in Yaounde on Sunday. Soufiane Bouftini broke the deadlock on 69 minutes and captain Ayoub el Kaabi doubled the…
Staff Reporter. Chelsea recovered from Antonio Rudiger's own goal to move up to fifth in the Premier League, as Thomas Tuchel's unbeaten start as manager continued with a 2-1 victory at Sheffield United. The German, who took over from Frank Lampard last month, watched as his side struggled in the…
Staff Reporter. Tigres became the first Mexican side to reach the Club World Cup final with a surprise victory over Copa Libertadores champions Palmeiras of Brazil. The South American champions soon staved off the nervy start and began to pose all the danger much of the first half, with Rony…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City extended their lead at the top of the table to five points after Alisson made two blunders in a 4-1 victory at Liverpool on Sunday. Ilkay Gundogan grabbed himself a brace while Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden also scored in a big win for Pep Guardiola's…
Staff Reporter. Wales took advantage of Peter O'Mahony's 14th minute red card to beat Ireland in their Six Nations opener. Flanker O'Mahony became the first Irishman to be sent off in the Six Nations following a reckless elbow to the head of prop Tomas Francis. Ireland bounced back to lead…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs suffered shock Nedbank Cup exit after going down 2-1 to GladAfrica Championship side Richards Bay FC. Chiefs last won the tournament in 2013, defeating SuperSport United 1-0 after extra-time to clinch the title for the 13th time. Siyabonga Vilane scored a stoppage-time winner for the Natal…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Reuters. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the 500th club goal of his career and added a second as AC Milan reclaimed top spot in Serie A with a 4-0 win over bottom side Crotone on Sunday. He returned to Milan in 2020 and his strike against Crotone was…
Staff Reporter. Swallows FC secured a hard fought 1-0 win over Cape United in a Nedbank Cup last-32 match at Dobsonville Stadium. The Birds made changes to almost the entire squad, with only Thabo Matlaba, Fawaaz Basadien and Kgaogelo Sekgota remaining in the line-up from their draw with SuperSport United.…
Staff Reporter. Second Test, Rawalpindi (day four): Pakistan 272 (Babar 77, Nortje 5-56) & 298 (Rizwan 115*; Linde 5-64) South Africa 201 (Hasan 5-54) & 127-1 (Markram 59*, Van der Dussen 48*) South Africa need 243 more runs to win Mohammad Rizwan scored his maiden Test century but South Africa…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Harry Kane scored on his return from injury to help Tottenham end their winless run with a 2-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. Kane and Son Heung-Min struck in the second half to earn Spurs their first Premier League win since Jan.…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Saudi International - final leaderboard -15 D Johnson (US); -13 J Rose (Eng), T Finau (US); -12 C Hill (Sco), V Perez (Fra); -11 R Fox (NZ), V Hovland (Nor), T Hatton (Eng), R Hojgaard (Den); -10 T Pieters (Ger), G Coetzee (SA) Selected…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. First Test, Chittagong (day five): Bangladesh 430 (Mehedi Hasan 103, Warrican 4-133) & 223-8 dec (Mominul 115; Warrican 3-57) West Indies 259 (Brathwaite 76; Mehedi Hasan 4-58) & 395-7 (Mayers 210*, Bonner 86) West Indies won by three wickets Debutant Kyle Mayers scored a stunning 210 not…
Staff Reporter. Leon Spinks flattens the nose of heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali with a left jab during their 1978 title fight at Las Vegas. (Associated Press) Former world heavyweight champion Leon Spinks has died aged 67. The American achieved a famous upset win over Muhammad Ali in 1978, in just…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United twice gave up the lead as Dominic Calvert-Lewin netted deep in second-half stoppage time to earn Everton a 3-3 draw at Old Trafford on Saturday. Everton looked the more dangerous side in the opening minutes, but it was Manchester United that scored first when Edinson Cavani…
Staff Reporter. Borussia Dortmund conceded two goals in three minutes to slump to a 2-1 loss at Freiburg on Saturday and drop 16 points behind leaders Bayern Munich while putting their hopes of a Champions League spot next season at risk. Dortmund have long given up on the title but…
Staff Reporter. AmaZulu FC defeated Lamontvile Golden Arrows 5-4 on penalties following a 1-1 draw in the Nedbank Cup Last 32 match at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium on Saturday evening. As a result, Usuthu advanced to the Last 16 after winning an entertaining KwaZulu-Natal Derby match, while Abafana Bes'thende…
Staff Reporter. Raphael Varane scored twice as Real Madrid had to come from behind to beat bottom club Huesca and ease the pressure on Zinedine Zidane. Real boss Zidane had demanded "respect" from journalists before Saturday's game, claiming his side were still in the La Liga title race. But Javi…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Scotland claimed a first win at Twickenham since 1983 as returning fly-half Finn Russell orchestrated a shock 11-6 Six Nations victory over England. Capitalising on the hosts' ill discipline, Russell gave Scotland a three-point lead before helping to set up Duhan van der Merwe's…
Staff Reporter. Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 23rd goal of the season as Juventus beat Roma to move ahead of them in the pursuit of Serie A leaders Inter Milan. Ronaldo ended a run of three games without a goal with a low finish into the bottom corner from 18 yards.…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. France started their Six Nations campaign with a seven-try 50-10 bonus-point victory over Italy in Rome on Saturday. Antoine Dupont touched down and had a role in four other tries as last year's runners-up dominated a young Azzurri side. Les Bleus provisionally take top…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates booked their spot in the Nedbank Cup last-16 with a 1-0 win over Uthongathi FC at Orlando Stadium. Gabadinho Mhango's second-half strike proved enough for the two-time champions to advance into the next round at the expense of their GladAfrica Championship opponents. Pirates posed all the…
Staff Reporter. Second Test, Rawalpindi (day three) Pakistan 272: Babar 77; Nortje 5-56 & 129-6: Azhar 33; Linde 3-12 South Africa 201: Bavuma 44*; Hasan 5-54 Hasan Ali took 5-54 as Pakistan ended day three of the second Test against South Africa in Rawalpindi in a strong position. The seamer…
Staff Reporter. Arsenal suffered back-to-back defeats in the Premier League after losing 1-0 at Aston Villa on Saturday. Ollie Watkins' early goal was enough for the win as Arsenal endured another injury setback with Thomas Partey coming off in the second-half. Villa recovered from their midweek loss against West Ham…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Serena Williams says she is "super confident" a right shoulder problem will be fine for the Australian Open. The American was due to play world number one Ashleigh Barty in the Yarra Valley Classic semi-finals but withdrew on Friday because of the injury. Williams…
Staff Reporter. Late Mamelodi Sundowns and Bafana Bafana star Motjeka Madisha is being laid to rest in Ga-Madisha in Zebediela following his tragic death in a car accident near Kempton last December. Madisha played his final Mamelodi Sundowns match in their 3-0 DStv Premiership win over Stellenbosch FC on 28…
Staff Reporter. Bayern Munich head to Qatar for the FIFA Club World Cup with a 10-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga after victory in snowy Berlin. Bayern were dominant if not at their fluent best throughout, with Robert Lewandowski missing an early penalty. Kingsley Coman scored the only…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Internazionale moved top of the Serie A standings with a comfortable 2-0 win at Fiorentina thanks to goals from Nicolo Barella and Ivan Perisic on Friday. Inter got themselves in front in the 31st minute, with Barella curling a stunning strike into the net. A brilliant…
Staff Reporter. The Momentum One-Day Cup has been shared between the Imperial Lions and the Hollywoodbets Dolphins after rain once again ruined the final between the two teams at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom on Friday. Steady rain prevented the players from getting on the field on Thursday, and lightning and…
Staff Reporter. Maritzburg United secured a 2-1 victory over GladAfrica Championship side Sekhukhune United to advance to the Nedbank Cup last 16. German-born goalkeeper Marcel Engelhardt was handed his Maritzburg debut, whilst veterans Jabulani Maluleke and Tapuwa Kapini featured for Sekhukhune. The hosts had an early scare after Thabo Motlafi…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Ronald Bonestroo. Ajax and Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana has been banned from football for a year for a doping violation. The 24-year-old failed an out-of-competition drugs test in October when the banned substance furosemide was found in his urine sample. Ajax said Onana had mistakenly taken…
 Staff Reporter. The two weeks suspension of athletics has been lifted. All athletics activities will re-open from Saturday 6 February 2021. Athletics South Africa (ASA) had declared the suspension of activities after the State President Cyril Ramaphosa put the country on a 14 day extension of the national lockdown due…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. The NBA's plans to stage an All-Star Game amid the coronavirus pandemic are a "slap in the face" for players, says LeBron James. Reports suggest the game could be arranged to be played on 7 March in Atalanta, having initially been cancelled before the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Bundesliga continues into the second month of 2021 with a headline fixture to kick-off the weekend in style under the Friday night lights of the capital. League leaders FC Bayern München travel to Berlin to begin the action, facing Hertha Berlin on Friday at the Olympiastadion.…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Serena Williams has withdrawn from her Yarra Valley Classic semi-final against world number one Ashleigh Barty with a right shoulder injury. Williams had earlier beaten fellow American Danielle Collins 6-2 4-6 10-6 in the last eight in Melbourne. Australian Barty, who won 7-5 2-6…
Staff Reporter. Princess Anne says she does not think anybody is "wholly confident" that Tokyo 2020 will go ahead - but is "grateful" organisers are continuing to plan for the Games. The Princess Royal, who is an International Olympic Committee (IOC) member and British Olympic Association president, feels there is…
Staff Reporter. Tottenham suffered their third consecutive Premier League defeat as they lost at home to Chelsea, who moved up to sixth in the table. Jorginho's penalty, after Eric Dier had fouled Timo Werner, gave Chelsea a deserved lead in the first half. Werner, who headed wide in the opening…
Staff Reporter. Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) and Cape Town All Stars progressed to the Nedbank Cup Last 16 after recording wins on Thursday. TTM caused an upset when they eliminated five-time Nedbank Cup champions SuperSport United in the Last 32 match at the Thohoyandou Stadium in Limpopo in the evening.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Egyptian giants, Al Ahly, have booked their spot in the Club World Cup semi-finals after beating Qatari champions Al-Duhail in the second round. The Red Devils dominated the game in terms of possession but hadn’t created many chances until the 30th minute. Al Ahly striker Walter Bwalya…
Staff Reporter. Arsenal have lost their appeal to overturn David Luiz's red card against Wolves - but a ban for Southampton's Jan Bednarek has been rescinded. Gunners centre-back Luiz clipped Willian Jose's heel in the box in a 2-1 defeat at Wolves, while Bednarek was adjudged to have fouled Anthony…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Kaizer Chiefs. Khama Billiat has started gym exercises and is set for a return to the pitch as the club issued an update on his progress. Billiat suffered a leg fracture last month and has since missed his side's last six DStv Premiership fixtures. The Zimbabwean…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Australian Open boss Craig Tiley says he is "absolutely confident" the Grand Slam will start as planned on Monday, despite 160 players waiting for the outcome of coronavirus tests. A total of 507 people connected to the event were told to isolate by Melbourne…
Staff Reporter. The Two Oceans Marathon, scheduled for Easter Saturday, 3 April 2021, has been cancelled. The popular ultra-marathon and half marathon was set to take place in its traditional Easter slot in Cape Town, however given the current circumstances and the possibility of a third wave of covid-19 infections…
Staff Reporter. Paris St-Germain (PSG) bounced back from last weekend's defeat with a comprehensive 3-0 home victory against bottom side Nimes to stay hot on Ligue 1 leaders Lille's heels on Wednesday. Angel di Maria and Kylian Mbappe were on target as PSG kept pace with their Ligue 1 title…
Staff Reporter. Barcelona survived a major scare to reach the Copa del Rey semi-finals at Granada's expense. Extra-time goals from Antoine Griezmann, Frenkie de Jong and Jordi Alba sealed a dramatic victory for Barca, who had trailed 2-0 until the 88th minute. Late goals from Griezmann and Alba forced extra…
Staff Reporter. Brighton moved 10 points clear of the Premier League relegation zone by stunning Liverpool, whose recent struggles at Anfield continued. Steven Alzate got a fortuitous but deserved winner for the Seagulls, who are now unbeaten in four league matches. The Reds, who are seven points behind leaders Manchester…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City restored their three-point lead at the top of the Premier League and extended their ominous-looking winning streak to 13 games with a comfortable victory at Burnley. City came into this match on the back of 13 successive victories in all competitions and extending that run was…
Staff Reporter. Defending Nedbank Cup champions Mamelodi Sundowns booked their spot in the last-16 with a 3-2 win over Stellenbosch FC at Loftus Versfeld Stadium. Peter Shalulile scored what proved to be the winner in the 117th minute of the match. Goals from Shalulile and Gaston Sirino set the Brazilians…
Staff Reporter. Johanna Konta and Katie Boulter fell to three-set defeats in their Australian Open warm-up event, while fellow Briton Dan Evans advanced in his. Boulter took the opening set against US Open champion Naomi Osaka before the world number three hit back to win 3-6 6-3 6-1 in the…
Staff Reporter. Alexander Zverev won his first match of the year as Germany beat Canada 2-1 in their ATP Cup group tie. The 23-year-old, runner-up to Dominic Thiem in September's US Open final, settled the tie with a 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 7-6 (7-4) win over Denis Shapovalov after Jan-Lennard Struff…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer was left "baffled" after the 2-0 defeat to Golden Arrows on Tuesday night. Pule Mmodi scored in one or the other half for Arrows to hand Pirates their third loss in the DStv Premiership this season. "First-half we were not on the field,…
Staff Reporter. Erling Braut Haaland scored an extra-time winner as Borussia Dortmund edged past second-tier Paderborn in the third round of the German Cup. Goals from Emre Can and England winger Jadon Sancho saw the hosts take charge. But goals from Julian Justvan and a Prince Osei Owusu penalty -…
Staff Reporter. Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Juventus came from behind to win the first leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final at Inter Milan. Argentine forward Lautaro Martinez had put Inter in front, steering a shot past Juve goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon on his 1,100th senior appearance. However, Ashley Young's foul…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United equalled the Premier League record by putting nine goals past nine-man Southampton - the second time Saints have lost 9-0 in two seasons. The visitors were forced to play almost the entire game with 10 men after Southampton's Alexandre Jankewitz -- making his first Premier League…
Staff Reporter. Arsenal had two players sent off as they threw away a lead and lost to Wolves - who won for the first time in nine Premier League games. The Gunners, who had earlier hit the woodwork twice and had a goal disallowed, went ahead when Nicolas Pepe held…
Staff Reporter. Rafael Nadal pulled out of Spain's opening ATP Cup tie with a lower back problem less than a week before he bids for a record 21st men's Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. The world number two, 34, was scheduled to face Australia's Alex de Minaur at…
Staff Reporter. Golden Arrows secured a 2-0 win over Orlando Pirates in a PSL match on Tuesday evening. Pirates made four changes from the win over Kaizer Chiefs, as Innocent Maela and Paseka Mako were recalled while Siphesihle Ndlovu earned a rare start alongside youngster Azola Tshobeni. The Buccaneers felt…
Staff Reporter. Former Bafana Bafana coach, Stuart Baxter has been fired at Indian Super League side, Odisha FC after making an unsavoury analogy about rape. Baxter made headlines on Tuesday morning after his club said they would deal with his utterances in a TV post-match interview where he made insensitive…
Staff Reporter. Plans to build a new Formula 1 circuit in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro have been abandoned. The project, to be built on a former army base, had been criticised by environmentalists as it required the felling of a patch of native forest. World champion Lewis…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. The 2021 Six Nations will go ahead as planned after France's sports minister said quarantine restrictions would be eased for the tournament. Organisers were awaiting confirmation from the French government that UK teams travelling to France, or the French team re-entering, would be exempt…
Staff Reporter. Australia have pulled out of their tour of South Africa in February and March because of coronavirus concerns. The teams were due to play three Tests, subject to bio-secure protocols being agreed. Cricket Australia said it had "no choice" but to postpone the series because of the health…
Staff Reporter. LeBron James says an argument between himself and fans during the Los Angeles Lakers' 107-99 win over the Atlanta Hawks was "blown out of proportion" and they did not deserve to be ejected. Two women heckled James after he had exchanged heated words with a man they were…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool are close to completing a loan deal for Schalke's Turkey central defender Ozan Kabak. The 20-year-old will join Liverpool until the end of the season in addition to the deal which brings Preston North End's Ben Davies to Anfield for £2m. Marseille's Duje Caleta-Car is also a…
Staff Reporter. South African former top junior Kholo Montsi in action at the 2020 Potch Open played at the North-West university in Potchefstroom. Photo Credit: Picture Cafe. Tennis South Africa (TSA) announced the names of three players on Monday who have received Wild Card entries into the first week of…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Muzi Ntombela. Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt has taken positives from their DStv Premiership loss to Orlando Pirates. Hunt’s charges created the better of the goalscoring opportunities and dominated possession. But football is all about taking your chances, and Pirates converted theirs to win, while Amakhosi…
Staff Reporter. The latest coronavirus testing rounds in the Premier League have found seven new cases in the past week. That is down from the previous week's total of eight positive tests. From 25-28 January, there were four new positive tests from 1,713 players and club staff tested, with three…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Britain's Katie Boulter beat Anna Kalinskaya in the first round of the Gippsland Trophy as players began their Australian Open preparations. Boulter, playing in just her second WTA main draw match since February 2019, beat the Russian 6-1 6-3 in 59 minutes. The 24-year-old…
Staff Reporter. Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann fired Barcelona to a 2-1 win at home to Athletic Bilbao in La Liga on Sunday, avenging their recent defeat to the Basque side in the Spanish Super Cup final. Messi curled in a free kick after 20 minutes for his 650th Barca…
Staff Reporter. Brighton & Hove Albion held Tottenham Hotspur scoreless in their 1-0 Premier League victory at the Amex Stadium on Sunday night. Leandro Trossard finished off a lovely team move to give Brighton a first-half lead with the game's only goal, firing past Hugo Lloris from a Pascal Gross…
Staff Reporter. Mohammed Salah broke his six-game Premier League scoreless streak on Sunday as Liverpool beat West Ham 3-1 at the London Stadium. Salah scored the first two to put Liverpool in control. Georginio Wijnaldum added a third on 84 minutes before Craig Dawson grabbed a consolation goal for West…
Staff Reporter. Luis Suarez fired in two goals as a clinical Atletico Madrid thrashed Cadiz 4-2 away in an action-packed game on Sunday to march 10 points clear at the top of La Liga. Suarez gave Atletico the lead in the 28th minute with a curling free kick which was…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns opened a five-point gap at the top of the DStv Premiership standings following a 2-0 win over hapless Chippa United at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium. The win saw Sundowns open a five-point lead at the top of the league standings,while the Chippa remained 13th on the…
Staff Reporter. Barcelona say they will take "appropriate legal action" against Spanish newspaper El Mundo after it published details of forward Lionel Messi's contract. According to El Mundo, Messi would receive a maximum of €555,237,619 ($673,919,105) over four seasons, if a series of conditions were met. The report claimed that…
Staff Reporter. Emphatic finishes from Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso gave Thomas Tuchel his first victory as Chelsea head coach against a below-par Burnley. Captain Azpilicueta - the longest-serving player in the team - drilled Callum Hudson-Odoi's lay-off high past Nick Pope just before half-time in the Premier League encounter…
Staff Reporter. South Africa’s leading women’s player Chanel Simmonds in action in the 2020 Ilana Kloss International played at the North-West university in Potchefstroom. South African top female player Chanel Simmonds and rising star Zoe Kruger head the list of women receiving wild cards for the first week of the…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. England's Paul Casey won his 15th European Tour title with a four-stroke success at the Dubai Desert Classic. The 43-year-old led by one shot going into Sunday's final round and a two-under 70 was enough for a 17-under final total. South Africa's Brandon Stone…
Staff Reporter. Damian Lillard hit two late three-pointers, including one on the buzzer, to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 123-122 NBA win over the Chicago Bulls. Lillard finished with a game-high 44 points, including eight three-pointers. One of those, with 8.9 seconds left, put the Trail Blazers within two…
Staff Reporter. Australia has offered to stage this year's British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa, which is under threat because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Rugby Australia Chairman Hamish McLennan said on Sunday. The Lions are scheduled to play eight matches in South Africa, including a three-match series against…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United dropped points for the third time in four Premier League games after a goalless stalemate with fast-improving Arsenal. United made five changes after their midweek loss to Sheffield United. The first half was scrappy with United enjoying the best opportunities. They had 67% of the possession…
Staff Reporter. Bayern Munich crushed visitors Hoffenheim 4-1 on Saturday with four different scorers, to go provisionally 10 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga in their quest for a ninth consecutive league crown. Goals from Jerome Boateng, Thomas Muller, Robert Lewandoski and Serge Gnabry secured a comfortable win…
Staff Reporter. Swallows FC extended their unbeaten start to the DStv Premiership season to 14 matches with a 1-1 draw away to SuperSport United at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville. The Birds, as was the case last week against log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, fought back from a goal down to…
Staff Reporter. The Vodacom Bulls scored a massive try a minute from the end of extra time to win their first Carling Currie Cup title in 12 years, beating the Cell C Sharks 26-19 in a brutal disrupted final at Loftus Versfeld. The Bulls won the Currie Cup for the…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City cemented their position at the top of the Premier League table with a 1-0 win over Sheffield United on Saturday. Gabriel Jesus scored the only goal of the game to send City four points clear of Manchester United. It was not a vintage City performance. Aside…
Staff Reporter. Levante striker Roger Marti brushed off squandering a penalty to score the winning goal as his side pulled off a shock 2-1 La Liga victory at Real Madrid on Saturday after playing the majority of the game with an extra man. Real defender Eder Militao was sent off…
Staff Reporter. AC Milan got back to winning ways in Serie A with a 2-1 victory at Bologna on Saturday, with goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma in fine form to help his side open up a five-point lead at the top of the standings. Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a penalty saved as AC…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Mamelodi Sundowns have confirmed that Motjeka Madisha will finally be buried next week. On Saturday, six weeks after Madisha’s passing, Sundowns released a statement on their website where they confirmed the star defender’s death. "Mamelodi Sundowns is saddened to confirm that the person who passed away in…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates claimed Soweto derby bragging rights with a 2-1 win over Kaizer Chiefs in a 2020-21 DStv Premiership match at Orlando Stadium. Goals from Thembinkosi Lorch and Siphesihle Ndlovu led the Buccaneers to all three points and up to fourth on the league standings, five points off…
Staff Reporter. Al Ahly's legendary manager, Manuel Jose, believes Pitso Mosimane can lead the Reds to accomplish great things at the Club World Cup. The Egyptians travelled to Qatar on Friday to compete in the 2020 Club World Cup set to take place in Doha. Their first game will be…
Staff Reporter. Newcastle United celebrated their first Premier League win in 10 games and lifted some pressure off their manager Steve Bruce after two goals from Callum Wilson gave them a deserved 2-0 win at Everton on Saturday. Bruce has endured intense criticism from Newcastle's fan base as his team…
Staff Reporter. South African rising star, Luc Koenig makes it two titles in two weeks at the same venue in Durban after defeating top seed Devin Badenhorst in three sets on Friday. South African rising star, Luc Koenig makes it two titles in two weeks at the same venue in…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Up to 30,000 fans a day will be allowed to attend the Australian Open, Victoria's minister for sport has announced. A daily crowd capacity of 30,000 will be permitted for the first eight days of the tournament, split equally between day and night sessions.…
Staff Reporter. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku have been given a one-match ban following Tuesday's Milan derby. AC Milan forward Ibrahimovic was given the ban after being shown two yellow cards, one of them for a confrontation with Inter striker Lukaku. Lukaku was also booked and is banned because it…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. There’s a huge clash at the top of the ladder on Matchday 19 as second-placed RB Leipzig host Bayer 04 Leverkusen in third, while FC Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund are out for revenge. The weekend’s standout fixture comes on Saturday at the Red Bull Arena between…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Muzi Ntombela. Saturday’s Soweto derby between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs will be as much about the match-up on the field as it will be between coaches Josef Zinnbauer and Gavin Hunt. It will be the third time the two Soweto giants clash this season. Hunt…
Staff Reporter. First Test, Karachi (day four of five) Pakistan 378 (Fawad 109) & 90-3 (Azhar 31*) South Africa 220 (Yasir 3-54) & 245 (Markram 74; Nauman 5-35, Yasir 4-79) Pakistan won by seven wickets. Debutant Nauman Ali took 5-35 as Pakistan wrapped up a seven-wicket win over South Africa…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool returned to form in impressive fashion as the Premier League champions secured a convincing victory at Tottenham Hotspur. After a run of five league games without a win - four of those without a goal - Liverpool moved back into the top four as they discovered their…
Staff Reporter. Juventus footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is being investigated by Italian police over a trip he allegedly took to celebrate his girlfriend's birthday. He is accused of breaking Covid-19 rules by travelling between the regions of Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta. Now-deleted footage posted on social media showed the couple on…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Executive Committee of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) today considered an application submitted by the Black Gold Trust to transfer the club, Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila to a corporation by the name of Protoscape 202 CC. The application for approval met the requirements of Article 14 of…
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