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Staff Reporter. Barcelona needed a second-half comeback to beat Rayo Vallecano 2-1 in the Copa del Rey round of 16 and advance to the quarterfinals on Wednesday night at the Estadio de Vallecas. Lionel Messi was back in the Barca XI after serving a two-match ban for a red card …
Staff Reporter. Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea reign got off to a frustrating start as Wolves secured a point in a drab stalemate at Stamford Bridge. But the German was given an indication of the huge challenge facing him as his new team struggled to carve out chances against a Wolves side…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns secured a hard fought 2-1 win away to Black Leopards in a DStv Premiership match at Thohoyandou Stadium in Limpopo. Peter Shalulile scored a brace of goals – including a winner deep into injury time when his side was a man down – as the Brazilians…
Staff Reporter. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has denied using racist language in his clash with Romelu Lukaku in the Milan derby on Tuesday night. AC Milan forward Ibrahimovic and Inter striker Lukaku were involved in a number of incidents on the pitch - before Ibrahimovic was eventually sent off. Inter won the…
Staff Reporter. Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says his recent absence from the side is because his mother has been in ill health. The 31-year-old Gabon international has missed the Gunners' past two matches. "My mother is going through some health issues and I had to be there for her," said…
Staff Reporter. The International Olympic Committee "is fully concentrated and committed to the successful and safe delivery" of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics this year despite the Covid-19 pandemic, IOC president Thomas Bach says. The German said all stakeholders, including the Japanese government, were "fully united and committed" to going…
Staff Reporter. The DStv Premiership match between Bloemfontein Celtic and Chippa United scheduled for the Dr. Molemela Stadium on Wednesday has been called off due to a waterlogged pitch. The Premier Soccer League (PSL) will advise a new date and time for the fixture in due course. After their CAF…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. South Africa Billionaire Patrice Motsepe and Mauritania's Ahmed Yahya have been cleared to run for the Confederation of African Football (Caf) presidency despite previous doubts over the duo's eligibility. Fifa's Review Committee has said both men can contest the 12 March elections, where they will take…
Staff Reporter. Sport, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has welcomed the appointment of Dr Stavros Nicolaous as acting Chairperson of Cricket South Africa (CSA) interim board. This comes after the recusal of Judge Zak Yacoob as Chairman of Cricket South Africa interim board. Mthethwa has taken note of weekend…
Staff Reporter. First Test, Karachi (day two of five): Pakistan 308-8: Alam 109, Faheem 64, Azhar 51; Rabada 2-45, Ngidi 2-55 South Africa 220: Elgar 58; Yasir 3-54 Pakistan lead by 88 runs. Pakistan's Fawad Alam hit his third Test century as Pakistan established an 88-run lead on the second…
Staff Reporter. Bloemfontein Celtic have lodged an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against FIFA's decision to impose a transfer ban on the club. FIFA have imposed a one-year transfer ban against Celtic for allegedly failing to pay former goalkeeper Patrick Tignyemb a certain amount of money…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City climbed to the top of the Premier League by handing West Brom a 5-0 drubbing. No team in Europe's top five divisions has conceded as many goals at home as Sam Allardyce's Albion and they were ruthlessly exposed again by a brilliant attacking display. For the…
Staff Reporter. West Ham continued their flawless start to 2021 with another impressive win to move into the top four of the Premier League. Crystal Palace took an early lead through their returning talisman Wilfried Zaha, but David Moyes' side were soon back on terms through Tomas Soucek and from…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Chelsea have appointed former Paris St-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel as their new manager on an 18-month contract with an option to extend it. He won two league titles, the French Cup and the French League Cup at PSG. "I cannot wait to meet my…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs did not move from seventh spot on the Premier Soccer League standings but escaped another disappointment at the hands of Baroka FC following a 1-1 draw at FNB Stadium. As a result, the Amakhosi remain seventh on the league standings ahead of their Soweto Derby clash…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Gallo Images. The assault case against Orlando Pirates football player Thembinkosi Lorch has been provisionally withdrawn. The decision was made in the Randburg magistrate's court on Tuesday. According to NPA spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane, Lorch, through his legal team, submitted representations to the senior public prosecutor and…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. The Botswana Football Association (BFA) has paid tribute to former national team coach David Bright who has died at the age of 64. In a statement the BFA said that it was "reeling in shock and mourning the death of Major Bright who passed away on…
Staff Reporter. First Test, Karachi (day one of five): South Africa 220 all out (69.2 overs): Elgar 58, Yasir 3-54 Pakistan 33-4: Rabada 2-8 Pakistan trail by 187 runs Fourteen wickets fell on an enthralling opening day of the first Test between Pakistan and South Africa in Karachi. After opting…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. LeBron James became the oldest LA Lakers player to score 40 points in a game since Kobe Bryant's farewell appearance in 2016 as the Lakers beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 115-108. The 36-year-old, playing on the eve of the first anniversary of Bryant's death, finished…
Staff Reporter. The 2022 PGA Championship, which until two weeks ago was due to be played at a Donald Trump-owned course in New Jersey, will now he held at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the PGA of America said on Monday. The event needed a new home after…
Staff Reporter. Tottenham left it late to overcome a stubborn and spirited Wycombe side and progress to the fifth round of the FA Cup. Wycombe, bottom of the Championship, had stunned their Premier League opponents when Fred Onyedinma slotted in the opener midway through the first half. But Gareth Bale…
Staff Reporter. Fullview has it in good authority that the Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) players were officially introduced to the new club owners during a meeting held earlier today. TTM players and staff were summoned into an urgent meeting where they are expected to learn of the club's sale. However…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Al Ahly head coach Pitso Mosimane has talked about his FIFA Club World Cup campaign with his former side Mamelodi Sundowns in 2016. Mosimane had guided Sundowns to the FIFA Club World Cup after winning the CAF Champions League. Sundowns had earned a 3-1 win on aggregate…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Mercedes. Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff has revealed he contracted coronavirus earlier this month. The 49-year-old said he has now recovered after submitting a positive test while on a break in Austria. "We had planned to be here for a few days and out of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Muzi Ntombela. Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt has explained the absence of club captain and former first-choice goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune. Chiefs might have gone through their last four games unbeaten, winning three of them to climb up to seventh place in the DStv Premiership standings…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Frennie Shivambu. A group of players from Alexandra township in action during a tennis development programme at Sandton Sports Club in Johannesburg aimed at mobilizing players for the Rising Star tennis programme. As a sports project with a purpose, the BNP Paribas RCS Rising Star Tennis…
Staff Reporter. Black Leopards have confirmed the axing of coach Dylan Kerr after back-to-back defeats in the DStv Premiership. "Black Leopards FC and their head coach Dylan Kerr have reached an agreement to part ways amicably," the club announced. Assistant coaches Lehlohonolo Seema and Morgan Shivambu will take over the…
Staff Reporter. Chelsea have sacked manager Frank Lampard after 18 months in charge, with former Paris St-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel expected to replace him. Lampard, 42, leaves with the club ninth in the Premier League after last week's defeat at Leicester City, having won once in their past five league…
Staff Reporter. England completed a thrilling victory on day four of the second Test against Sri Lanka to take the series 2-0. Chasing a tricky 164, England were 89-4 on a turning pitch but opener Dom Sibley hit 56 not out to lead them to a six-wicket win. Sibley, who…
Staff Reporter. Joao Felix and Luis Suarez combined as Atletico Madrid came from behind to beat Valencia to continue their pursuit of the La Liga title. Valencia took a shock lead in the 11th minute with a long-range strike from Uros Racic but the league leaders responded when Felix stuck…
Staff Reporter. Everton eased past Championship strugglers Sheffield Wednesday to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup. Dominic Calvert-Lewin netted his 15th goal of the season by sliding in to convert Andre Gomes' low cross. The home side added to their tally in the second half as Richarlison and…
Staff Reporter. Bruno Fernandes' superb 78th-minute free-kick gave Manchester United victory in a thrilling FA Cup tie with old rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford. Liverpool led a fantastic contest through Mohamed Salah, who then equalised after Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford had struck for the hosts either side of the…
Staff Reporter. Barcelona secured an important 2-0 win at Elche to keep pace at the top of La Liga. Frenkie de Jong and Riqui Puig scored at the end of each half to secure the points for Ronald Koeman's side. The result sees Barca remain in third place, behind Real…
Staff Reporter. Arthur Melo scored his first goal for Serie A champions Juventus as they beat Bologna to put pressure on the Milan teams. The Brazil midfielder's deflected long-range strike opened the scoring before Weston McKennie headed in a second. "It's very important for us. We watched yesterday how both…
Staff Reporter. Champions Bayern Munich opened up a seven-point gap at the top of the Bundesliga after dishing out a 4-0 thrashing at bottom club Schalke 04 on Sunday. Thomas Muller scored with two headers, putting Bayern in front after 33 minutes and netting again in the 88th after the…
Staff Reporter. SuperSport United have moved level at the top of the DStv Premiership after claiming a 2-0 away win over Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila at Thohoyandou Stadium. The result – secured by goals from Bradley Grobler and Sipho Mbule – sees Matsatsantsa join Mamelodi Sundowns and Swallows FC on 27…
Staff Reporter. A Tammy Abraham grabbed a hat trick to steer Chelsea into the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 3-1 win over Luton Town. Kickoff was delayed due to the ground staff clearing the heavy snow of the pitch. Chelsea opened the scoring after 11 minutes when…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, final leaderboard -18 T Hatton (Eng); -14 J Scrivener (Aus); -13 R McIlroy (NI); -12 R Cabrera Bello (Spa); -11 M Warren (Sco), D Lipsky (US); -10 T Fleetwood (Eng), F Zanotti (Par), C Paisley (Eng), M Wallace (Eng) Selected…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City needed late goals from Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus and Ferran Torres to beat League Two side Cheltenham 3-1 in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday. Cheltenham were close to recording an upset after Alfie May put them ahead in the second half but City left…
Staff Reporter. Steph Curry moved up to second on the NBA's all-time three-pointers list in the Golden State Warriors' 127-108 defeat by the Utah Jazz. Curry scored five three-pointers, with his fourth moving him ahead of Reggie Miller in the NBA's record books. In total, the 32-year-old has made 2,562…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Former two-weight world champion Conor McGregor was left stunned on his return to the UFC as Dustin Poirier claimed victory in their rematch at UFC 257. McGregor came out of retirement for a third time to face fellow 32-year-old Poirier at Abu Dhabi's Fight…
Staff Reporter. Karim Benzema scored twice and Eden Hazard picked up a rare goal as Real Madrid beat Alaves 4-1 in handy fashion in La Liga on Saturday. Real Madrid, who were without manager Zinedine Zidane due to COVID, took the lead early in the first half when Casemiro headed…
Atalanta consigned AC Milan to their second league defeat of the season with a 3-0 win at San Siro on Saturday, but Stefano Pioli's side were still named "winter champions" in Serie A. Cristian Romero headed home Robin Gosens' corner after 26 minutes before Josip Ilicic was brought down by…
Staff Reporter. West Ham gained a routine win over League One side Doncaster Rovers to set up an FA Cup fifth-round tie against either Manchester United or Liverpool. The Hammers went ahead in the second minute when Andriy Yarmolenko released Ryan Fredericks and his pull-back was steered into the net…
Staff Reporter. Stellenbosch FC and Kaizer Chiefs played to a 0-0 draw in a 2020-21 DStv Premiership clash at Danie Craven Stadium. Both teams had multiple chances to win the match, but neither could break the deadlock. The result leaves the two clubs in ninth and seventh place on the…
Staff Reporter. The Sharks scored a try in the final 10 minutes to earn a 19-9 Currie Cup semi-final victory over Western Province at Newlands. This was the first contest played between these two sides after their Super Rugby Unlocked and Currie Cup round-robin matches were both called off due…
Staff Reporter. A strong Southampton side knocked holders Arsenal out of the FA Cup in the fourth round courtesy of a first-half own goal on Saturday. The result brings an end to Arsenal's six match unbeaten in all competitions. Southampton will face another Premier League side, Wolves, in the next…
Staff Reporter. Swallows FC scored a late equaliser to maintain their unbeaten record and claim a 1-1 draw with Mamelodi Sundowns in a DStv Premiership top-of-the-table clash. Peter Shalulile and Brian Onyango’ absence handed a recall for Gaston Sirino and Hlompho Kekana in Masandawana’s two changes from the goalless draw…
Staff Reporter. The Vodacom Bulls book their spot in the final of the Currie Cup as wing Stravino Jacobs scored a brace of tries for Bulls to secure home advantage in the final. The Bulls will host the final at Loftus next week, facing either Western Province or the Sharks,…
Staff Reporter. Kenya has been fined 2.2 million shillings ($20 000) and two senior football officials suspended for breaching Covid rules in an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Comoros, a statement said on Saturday. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) said the Kenyan team refused to take coronavirus tests…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Former Sheffield United and Jamaica forward Luton Shelton has died aged 35. Shelton played 25 times for the Blades between 2007 and 2008 and was Jamaica's record goalscorer. He had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a motor neurone disease, in 2018 after retiring…
Staff Reporter. Paris St-Germain moved three points clear at the top of Ligue 1 and boosted their goal difference with a thrashing of 10-man Montpellier on Friday. Kylian Mbappe scored twice with Neymar and Mauro Icardi also on target for Mauricio Pochettino's side. Montpellier goalkeeper Jonas Omlin was sent off…
Staff Reporter. A stunning long-range goal by Vitinha proved the difference as Wolverhampton Wanderers endured an uncomfortable night to edge out sixth-tier Chorley 1-0 in the FA Cup fourth round on Friday. Vitinha, on loan from Porto, unleashed a swerving shot from 30 metres past Chorley's Matthew Unwin in the…
Staff Reporter. Borussia Moenchengladbach broke their jinx against neighbours Borussia Dortmund with a 4-2 home win that sent them up to fourth place in the Bundesliga on Friday. Moenchengladbach, who prevailed through a Nico Elvedi double and goals by Ramy Bensebaini and Marcus Thuram, had lost their 11 previous games…
Staff Reporter. The rescheduled Tokyo Games may have to be held behind closed doors if they are to go ahead in Japan this year, athletics chief Lord Coe has admitted. The World Athletics president remained confident the Olympics and Paralympics would take place despite a Times report suggesting they would…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. An Englische Woche with games on Tuesday and Wednesday has just concluded, and the Bundesliga shows no sign of stopping with Matchday 18 sending us into the second half of the 2020-21 season just two days after the last games in the German top-flight's Hinrunde. The weekend’s…
Staff Reporter. The Sharks has announced a new global partnership with the internationally acclaimed agency, Roc Nation. The Durban franchise announced on its official website that the Roc Nation is one of the world's leading entertainment companies, forming a unique and tangible partnership with the Sharks driven by innovation, community,…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Reuters. World number nine Tyrrell Hatton opened up a five-shot lead at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship before the second round was suspended owing to bad light. The Englishman will complete his round on Saturday morning having finished the day five under after 13 holes to…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:AFP. Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has tested positive for coronavirus. The Spanish club issued a short statement announcing that the 48-year-old had the virus, but gave no further information about his condition or any implications for the playing squad. Zidane is under pressure for Rea's poor…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne will be sidelined for four to six weeks with a hamstring injury, says manager Pep Guardiola. The Belgium playmaker, 29, suffered the injury during Wednesday's 2-0 Premier League win against Aston Villa. His absence will start with Saturday's…
Staff Reporter. A Luis Suarez double sent Atletico Madrid seven points clear in La Liga as they recovered after goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic had given Eibar the lead. Dmitrovic, taking on penalty duties for the first time for his club, fired in his first career goal. But Suarez levelled from a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The South African Football Association (Safa) has officially appointed Advocate Tebogo Motlanthe as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on a permanent basis. Motlanthe has been acting as CEO since May 2020 after taking over from his acting predecessor, Gay Mokoena. Mokoena vacated his role in mid-April…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool's 68-game unbeaten home run in the Premier League came to an end as Ashley Barnes fired in a late winner from the penalty spot to secure a famous victory for Burnley. Barnes was tripped in the box by goalkeeper Alisson with seven minutes remaining and converted the…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. LeBron James scored a season-high 34 points as the Los Angeles Lakers won 113-106 at the Milwaukee Bucks to stay unbeaten on the road this season. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope made seven three-pointers for the NBA champions and forward Anthony Davis had 18 points and nine…
Staff Reporter. The Indian and South African Swimming Federations today signed a milestone partnership agreement to further jointly develop swimming and water polo in their countries. The agreement will see South African and Indian teams participate in competitions against each other. In addition, a key part of the agreement will…
Staff Reporter. Retired constitutional court justice Zak Yacoob, who chairs the Interim Board, said Thursday its most important task over the next few weeks, is the manner in which Cricket SA’s Members Council goes about ensuring that an independent Board of Directors will run the federation in the future. For…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has tested positive for Covid-19. The Argentine, who has only played a total of 141 minutes across five appearances this season, was already isolating after coming into contact with a positive case. The 32-year-old tweeted: "I had some symptoms and I'm following doctor's…
Staff Reporter. Real Madrid "see the end of the Zinedine Zidane era" but do not want to replace him as manager until the summer, says Spanish football expert Guillem Balague. The Spanish champions were humiliatingly knocked out of the Copa del Rey in the last 32 by third division Alcoyano…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: GCIS. Minister of Sport Nathi Mthethwa has announced that the mandate of the Cricket South Africa interim board has been extended by a month. Mthethwa personally appointed a nine-member board in October last year, which was eventually accepted by the CSA members’ council in November. The…
Staff Reporter. European giants Real Madrid were handed a humiliating Copa del Rey last-32 defeat by third division outfit Alcoyano - who were down to 10 men. Madrid took the lead through defender Eder Militao but Jose Solbes took the tie to extra time. Alcoyano - who play in Segunda…
Staff Reporter. Goals from Christiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata helped Juventus to beat Napoli 2-0 to win the Italian Supercup on Wednesday, the annual meeting between the Coppa Italia winners and Serie A champions. Napoli, who beat Juventus in the final to win last season's Coppa Italia, came close to…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Manchester United rallied past Fulham to go back on top of the Premier League standings with a 2-1 win on Wednesday. The win at Craven Cottage gives United a two-point lead over Leicester City and Manchester City, and six points over Liverpool, who play…
Staff Reporter. Bundesliga top scorer Robert Lewandowski struck a first half penalty to help Bayern Munich earn a nervous 1-0 victory at Augsburg on Wednesday and stay four points clear at the top of the Bundesliga at the season's halfway mark. Lewandowski put the visitors in front with a 13th…
Staff Reporter. Bernardo Silva's controversial first Premier League goal of the season helped earn Manchester City a hard-fought 2-0 against Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday. City will be knocked off the summit later on Wednesday if Manchester United beat Fulham, but the determination they showed to claim…
Staff Reporter. Golden Arrows remain unbeaten in the DStv Premiership after they held Orlando Pirates to a 0-0 draw at Orlando Stadium this afternoon. The result sees Abafana Bes’thende extended their impressive start to 11 matches and remain in fourth place on 19 points, while the Buccaneers are a point…
Staff Reporter. The Premier League has formally agreed to trial the use of permanent concussion substitutes. Clubs approved the trial during a shareholders meeting on Wednesday, although there is no start date yet. The trial will begin when the "implementation of the reporting processes" has been resolved. The new rule…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Novak Djokovic has said his letter calling for better conditions for players self-isolating in Melbourne was written with "good intentions" and has been "misconstrued as being selfish, difficult and ungrateful". Djokovic was criticised after he asked Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley to relax…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. England head coach Eddie Jones is self-isolating after forwards coach Matt Proudfoot tested positive for Covid-19. Jones and attack coach Simon Amor have been identified as close contacts of Proudfoot and must self-isolate for 10 days. In a statement, the Rugby Football Union said…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Tiger Woods has put his season on hold after having back surgery for the fifth time in his career. The 15-time major winner last played at the PNC Championship in December, where he felt "discomfort" in his back. A statement on his social media…
Staff Reporter. Leicester City moved to the top of the Premier League table and increased the pressure on struggling Chelsea manager Frank Lampard with an impressive victory at The King Power Stadium. The Foxes knew a win would see them overhaul Manchester United and they were on their way after…
Staff Reporter. Borussia Dortmund's hopes of moving up to second in the Bundesliga were dashed as they fell to a narrow defeat at Bayer Leverkusen. The result instead sees Leverkusen go second, three points above Dortmund who remain fourth. Moussa Diaby's low effort had given the hosts a merited early…
Staff Reporter. Michail Antonio scored for the second successive game as West Ham edged struggling West Brom to move up to seventh in the Premier League. The hosts took the lead on the stroke of half-time when Jarrod Bowen chested in Vladimir Coufal's cross. However, West Brom levelled soon after…
Staff Reporter. Lionel Messi has been banned for two games after being sent off for the first time for his club during their Spanish Super Cup defeat. Barcelona say they will appeal against the suspension, which was handed out by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF). The 33-year-old forward, in his…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Tokyo Olympics organisers say they are not willing to see the event held behind closed doors - and that the Games "will take place this summer". International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound said recently there could be no guarantees of the postponed 2020 Games going ahead…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs claimed their third victory in a row with a 3-0 win over Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila at FNB Stadium. Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt brought in three new players into today’s starting XI Kgotso Moleko, Darrell Matsheke and Leonardo Castro came on as second half substitutes in Saturday’s…
Staff Reporter. India pulled off an astonishing run-chase to inflict Australia's first defeat at the Gabba since 1988, win the fourth Test by three wickets and take one of the all-time great series. Needing 328, a Brisbane record run-chase, the injury-hit tourists got home with three overs to spare. Shubman…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Bundesliga holds its second Englische Woche of the season on Tuesday and Wednesday as the campaign reaches the halfway mark on Matchday 17. Standout games include Borussia Dortmund’s trip to Bayer 04 Leverkusen and a Bavarian derby between FC Augsburg and FC Bayern München. While Dortmund…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Legendary SA football administrator Abdul Bhamjee has died aged 83. Bhamjee, who died on Monday night, was one of the founders of the professionalised National Soccer League (NSL) when it broke away from the old National Professional Soccer League (NPSL) in 1985. The initial 78‚000-seater FNB Stadium‚…
Staff Reporter. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice as Arsenal beat Newcastle to move into the top 10 of the Premier League and increase the pressure on Magpies boss Steve Bruce. Aubameyang, who had earlier hit the post from a tight angle in the first half, opened the scoring in the 50th…
Staff Reporter. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice as AC Milan regained their three-point lead at the top of Serie A with a victory at Cagliari. Inter Milan's win over Juventus on Sunday had put them level on points with Stefano Pioli's side Ibrahimovic, who now has 13 goals from 13 matches…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns, the 2019/20 treble champions, have been declared as the DStv Premiership Q-Innovation Quarter One Winners. After the first eight matches in the DStv Premiership, both Sundowns and second placed Swallows FC finished on 18 points each but the former enjoyed a superior goal difference and were…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Fifa. Kieran Trippier's 10-week ban for breaking betting rules applies globally, Fifa ruled as it dismissed an appeal by his club, Atletico Madrid. The England full-back was suspended by the Football Association in December, but the ban was provisionally lifted in January after Atletico appealed. The…
Staff Reporter. Sri Lanka 135 (Bess 5-30) & 359 (Thirimanne 111, Leach 5-122) England 421 (Root 228; D Perera 4-109) & 76-3 (Bairstow 35*, Embuldeniya 2-29) England won by seven wickets; take 1-0 series lead England wrapped up a seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the first Test of a…
Staff Reporter. Lionel Messi was shown the first red card of his Barcelona career as they were beaten 3-2 by Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Super Cup final on Sunday. Messi, in his 753rd appearance for Barca, swung at Asier Villalibre in the final seconds of extra time - an…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United stayed top of the Premier League with a mediocre goalless stalemate against champions Liverpool at Anfield. It was a game that failed to justify the pre-match anticipation and while United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may be happier with a point than Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp, he…
Staff Reporter. Thomas Muller set up one goal and scored a second-half winner as Bayern Munich struggled past Freiburg 2-1 on Sunday to end their opponents' five-game winning run and extend their lead at the top of the Bundesliga to four points. Bayern, who conceded a goal for the 11th…
Staff Reporter. Tottenham got their top-four challenge back on track with a comfortable victory against bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United. A disappointing run of just one win in their six previous Premier League fixtures had seen Spurs slip down the table with their inability to kill off games proving damaging. But they…
Staff Reporter. Black Leopards have secured a 2-0 win over Orlando Pirates in a PSL match which was played in Thohoyondou stadium this afternoon. Pirates welcomed back Thulani Hlatshwayo from suspension, with Paseka Mako dropping out of the team altogether while Leopards recalled Wiseman Maluleke, Roderick Kabwe and Tebogo Makobela.…
Staff Reporter. First Test, Galle (day four) Sri Lanka 135 (Bess 5-30) & 359 (Thirimanne 111, Leach 5-122) England 421 (Root 228; D Perera 4-109) & 38-3 (Embuldeniya 2-13) England need further 36 runs to win England need 36 runs on the final day to win the first Test against…
Staff Reporter. Leicester City climbed to second in the Premier League as they won a keenly contested encounter with fellow top-four hopefuls Southampton at King Power Stadium. James Maddison fired in from a tight angle after 37 minutes, the Foxes midfielder instructing his team-mates to stand back as he performed…
Staff Reporter. Layvin Kurzawa scored a second-half goal as a lacklustre Paris Saint-Germain moved top of the Ligue 1 table with a 1-0 victory at Angers on Saturday. Kurzawa volleyed home for his first goal of the season, allowing PSG to move onto 42 points from 20 games, two ahead…
Staff Reporter. Chelsea struggled to a 1-0 win against 10-man Fulham on Saturday who held on well until late in the second half following the sending off of defender Antonee Robinson. Mason Mount scored Chelsea's only goal of the game after 78 minutes of sustained pressure from Frank Lampard's side.…
Staff Reporter. Brighton boosted their Premier League survival hopes as Neal Maupay's winner against a lacklustre Leeds United ended a run of nine league games without a victory. Maupay tapped in after 17 minutes following slick build-up from Alexis Mac Allister and Leandro Trossard."Everything worked well today, we defended together…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs claimed back-to-back wins in the DStv Premiership for the first time this season with a 2-1 triumph over Cape Town City. Kearyn Baccus and Nkosingiphile Ngcobo started for Amakhosi along with Dumisani Zuma, as City welcomed back Thabo Nodada and Mpho Makola. Following on from their…
Staff Reporter. SuperSport United and Mamelodi Sundowns played out a goalless draw in a 2020-21 DStv Premiership match at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville. The result leaves Sundowns top of the league standings on 25 points, two clear of Matsatsantsa in second spot. SuperSport suffered a major blow on the…
Staff Reporter. Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is close to completing a move to Turkish club Fenerbahce. The 32-year-old still has half a season left on his Arsenal contract but both parties are in advanced talks which they expect to lead to an agreement to terminate it. That would pave the…
Staff Reporter. West Brom came from behind to claim victory in the Black Country derby as two penalties from Matheus Pereira helped them beat Wolves at Molineux. It was only the Baggies' second win of the season - and their first under new boss Sam Allardyce - and the first…
Staff Reporter. Minnesota Timberwolves player Karl-Anthony Towns says he will "not end up in a box" after testing positive for Covid-19. Towns has lost seven family members in the past year, including his 59-year-old mother, who died from Covid-19 complications on 13 April. The NBA postponed the Timberwolves' game with…
Staff Reporter. Forty-seven players will be confined to hotel rooms before the Australian Open after other passengers on their flights tested positive for coronavirus. Two-time champion Victoria Azarenka and former US Open champion Sloane Stephens are reportedly among those affected. The players will not be able to leave their hotel…
Staff Reporter. Substitute Cedric Teuchert scored an 88th minute winner as Union Berlin stunned Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 on Friday to climb to fourth place in the Bundesliga. Teuchert, who had hit the woodwork early in the second half and missed another chance on the hour, scored on the break in…
Staff Reporter. Australia v India, Brisbane (day two) Australia 369: Labuschagne 108, Paine 50; Natarajan 3-78, Sundar 3-89 India 62-2: Rohit 44; Lyon 1-10 India trail by 307 runs Australia remain on top after a rain-shortened second day of the decisive fourth Test against India in Brisbane. After resuming on…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: AP. Championship side Derby County have appointed England's record goalscorer Wayne Rooney as their new manager on a two-and-a-half-year contract. The 35-year-old, who had been in interim charge since Phillip Cocu was sacked on 14 November, has now also officially retired as a player. Rooney has…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Paris St Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino has tested positive for coronavirus. The former Tottenham manager only took over at the Parc des Princes on January 2 and led the club to Trophee des Champions glory on Wednesday with a 2-1 victory over Marseille. An…
Staff Reporter. Athletic Bilbao will face Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup final after beating Real Madrid 2-1 in the semi-final. Forward Raul Garcia scored twice for Bilbao, with Karim Benzema pulling one back for Real late on. Athletic will meet Barca after the Catalans beat Real Sociedad in a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. There’s another action-packed Bundesliga weekend to enjoy on Matchday 16 as champions FC Bayern München look to bounce back from defeat, RB Leipzig seek to apply the pressure, Borussia Dortmund aim to cut the gap at the top, and FC Schalke 04 continue California Dreamin’ in their…
Staff Reporter. Arsenal's recent resurgence was checked by a stubborn Crystal Palace, who claimed a hard-fought point from a forgettable encounter at Emirates Stadium. Tagged as relegation candidates as little as three weeks ago, the Gunners came into the game off the back of four straight wins in all competitions,…
Staff Reporter. Ferrari Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc tests positive for Covid-19: Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc has announced he has tested positive for Covid-19. In a statement on Twitter, the 23-year-old from Monaco said: "I am feeling OK and have mild symptoms. "I will remain in isolation in my home…
Staff Reporter. The fixtures for the Nedbank Cup last 32 were confirmed on Thursday evening, with only teams from the top two tiers in South African football included. The PSL confirmed this in a statement on Thursday, adding that the eight GladAfrica Championship sides, initially knocked out in play-offs against…
Staff Reporter. Mauricio Pochettino won the first trophy of his managerial career - albeit a minor one - as Paris St-Germain beat Marseille to win the Trophee des Champions in Lens. It was only the former Spurs manager's third game in charge of PSG after being appointed earlier this month.…
Staff Reporter. Aston Villa's Premier League game at home to Everton on Sunday has been postponed because of the ongoing Covid-19 issues at the club. The Villa training ground remains closed after a coronavirus outbreak. A Premier League statement said that a "significant number" of Villa players and staff remained…
Staff Reporter. Former world number one Andy Murray's participation at the Australian Open is in doubt after the Briton tested positive for coronavirus. The 33-year-old Scot was set to fly out to Melbourne on a chartered flight arriving there over the next 36 hours. Instead he remains in quarantine and…
Staff Reporter. Ivan Cavaleiro scored a late header to earn Premier League strugglers Fulham a hard-fought draw against Tottenham in their hastily rearranged London derby. The Portuguese forward's finish cancelled out Harry Kane's first-half diving header and came just minutes after Son Heung-min hit the post in search of Spurs'…
Staff Reporter. Barcelona are through to the Spanish Super Cup final after beating Real Sociedad in a penalty shootout following a 1-1 draw after extra time. Riqui Puig scored the decisive spot kick for the Spanish giants, after Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie de Jong both missed the target. Marc-Andre ter…
Staff Reporter. The Brooklyn Nets fought back to beat the New York Knicks 116-109 on a night they reportedly signed James Harden. US reports say Harden, NBA top scorer for the past three seasons, has left the Houston Rockets after nine years. Kevin Durant scored 26 points in the Nets'…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates returned to winning ways in the 2020-21 DStv Premiership season with a 3-0 victory over Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila at the Thohoyandou Stadium. The win moved Pirates up to fourth place on the standings, seven points behind league leaders Mamelodi Sundowns. Defeat leaves TTM in 12th place,…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs secured their second DStv Premiership win of the season as they beat AmaZulu 1-0 at Kings Park Stadium this afternoon. Samir Nurkovic bagged the all-important goal in his first start of the season to give Chiefs their first victory in eight league matches. The result sees…
Staff Reporter. The Sunshine Tour has announced the postponement of its 2021 schedule by one month in light of the current nationwide rise in COVID-19 cases and in support of President Cyril Ramaphosa's call for all South Africans to work together to help curb the spread of the virus. Thomas…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Bristol Bears and England prop Kyle Sinckler will miss the start of the Six Nations after being banned for two weeks for swearing at a referee. He will miss England's opener against Scotland on 6 February, but will be back to face Italy a…
Staff Reporter. Atletico Madrid stretched their advantage at the top of La Liga to four points with a 2-0 win over Sevilla. Diego Simeone's side took the lead when Angel Correa fired in after receiving a pass from England's Kieran Trippier - back in the team after his 10-week ban…
Staff Reporter. Joel Embiid scored 45 points for the Philadelphia 76ers as they claimed an overtime win over the Miami Heat. Thirty-five of Embiid's haul came in the second half and overtime, and he also notched 16 rebounds, five steals and four assists in a 137-134 victory. Team-mate Danny Green…
Staff Reporter. Paul Pogba's second-half volley was enough to give Manchester United victory at Burnley and send them three points clear at the top of the Premier League. United dominated a contest in which Burnley failed to register a single shot on target until stoppage time. But they were struggling…
Staff Reporter. Australia batsman Steve Smith says he is "shocked and disappointed" at suggestions that he deliberately scuffed up the crease during the final day of the third Test against India. The former captain was seen on the stump camera scraping the crease with his boot during a drinks break.…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Muzi Ntombela. Benni McCarthy will come up against his old coach Gavin Hunt for an eighth time when AmaZulu host Kaizer Chiefs in Durban on Wednesday and has a winning record against his old mentor. It it will be the first time they face each other…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: FIA. This year's Formula 1 season will have a delayed start after the Australian and Chinese Grands Prix were postponed because of Covid-19 restrictions. The races were first and third on the 2021 calendar and the season is now scheduled to begin with the second race,…
Staff Reporter. Cardiff City defender Sol Bamba is being treated for cancer, the Championship club has announced. The 35-year-old Ivory Coast international has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and is undergoing chemotherapy. "Sol has begun his battle in typically positive spirits and will continue to be an integral part of…
Staff Reporter. West Ham moved into the fourth round of the FA Cup as they battled past National League side Stockport County. Said Benrahma nearly grabbed his first Hammers goal in the sixth minute but his shot hit the foot of the post. With the match played in heavy rain,…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Premier League rivals Manchester United and Liverpool will face each other at Old Trafford in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Non-league Chorley will host Premier League Wolverhampton Wanderers after beating a depleted Derby County in the third round. League Two Cheltenham Town…
Staff Reporter. Owen da Gama was on Monday unveiled as the new coach of TS Galaxy with interim coach Zipho Dlangalanga fired after losing 3-0 at home to SuperSport United at the weekend. The 59-year-old has penned a three year deal with the Rockets, the club announced. During his two-match…
Staff Reporter. Tottenham Hotspurs will play Fulham on Wednesday in a fixture reshuffle after Tottenham's Premier League match at Aston Villa was postponed because of coronavirus cases in the Villa camp. Fulham's scheduled home match against Chelsea on Friday will now take place on Saturday. Villa, who were due to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. File Photo. Premier Soccer League (PSL) confirmed the death of first Chief Executive Officer of the league Trevor Philips. The NSL Executive Committee expressed its heartfelt condolences to the Philips family, especially his wife Stella and his children Mark and Sharon. PSL observes a moment of silence…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. The Los Angeles Lakers continued their unbeaten run on the road with a comfortable victory over the Houston Rockets. Anthony Davis scored 27 points on his return from injury to help the Lakers to a 120-102 victory. Defending champions Lakers have won all five…
Staff Reporter. Trump National in Bedminster has been stripped of the US PGA Championship in 2022 as its organisers felt using the course as host would be "detrimental". The PGA of America voted to terminate the agreement on Sunday. US President Donald Trump, who owns the course, has been accused…
Staff Reporter. India showed incredible defiance to bat out the final day in a memorable draw with Australia in the third Test and take a thrilling series into a decider. The tourists resumed on 98-2, chasing an unlikely 407 to win, and lost captain Ajinkya Rahane early on. Rishabh Pant…
Staff Reporter. Rangers moved 22 points clear of Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premiership after a 2-1 victory over 10-man Aberdeen at Pittodrie. The hosts were down to 10 men midway through the first half when Ryan Hedges, adjudged to have made no attempt to win the ball…
Staff Reporter. Tottenham Hotspur put an end to the dream FA Cup run of eighth-tier Marine, as Carlos Vinicius scored a hat trick for the Premier League club in their 5-0 third-round tie win on Sunday. The Non-League hosts stood firm in the opening minutes, but Spurs took the lead…
Staff Reporter. Swallows FC struck late in the second half to secure a point against Orlando Pirates this afternoon at Orlando Stadium. The Buccaneers were targeting nothing but a victory after suffering their first defeat of the season when they lost 1-0 to Mamelodi Sundowns away last weekend. Paseko Mako…
Staff Reporter. Premier League Leeds United suffered a shock 3-0 defeat by fourth-tier Crawley Town in the FA Cup third round on Sunday. Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa fielded a strong line-up for the trip to West Sussex but League Two Crawley, a non-league club until nine years ago, produced the…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: AP. Roma scored a late equaliser to leave Inter Milan three points adrift of leaders AC Milan at the top of Serie A. Gianluca Mancini glanced home a header from Gonzalo Villar's cross to earn Roma a point four minutes from the end. Two goals in…
Staff Reporter. Cricket chiefs are investigating claims India players received racist abuse from crowd members on day three of the third Test against Australia, while six people were ejected on day four. India team staff reported alleged racist abuse against bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj on Saturday. In a…
Staff Reporter. Moise Kean scored for the third straight game as Paris St-Germain won for the first time under Mauricio Pochettino. Italy forward Kean, on loan from Everton, headed the opener against Brest and now has nine goals in 14 league appearances in France. Argentina forward Mauro Icardi doubled the…
Staff Reporter. Extra-time goals from Emile Smith Rowe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ensured holders Arsenal beat a stubborn Newcastle in the FA Cup third round. In-form Smith Rowe had an eventful evening after arriving as a second-half substitute, seeing a red card rightly rescinded before opening the scoring. Aubameyang tapped in…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Real Madrid missed the chance to go top of La Liga as they drew at struggling Osasuna in freezing, snowy conditions. The game had been in doubt because of Storm Filomena, Spain's "most intense storm in the past 50 years".It went ahead but both…
Staff Reporter. Sam Allardyce's nightmare start to his reign as West Brom manager continued as his former club Blackpool knocked the Baggies out of the FA Cup on penalties. Twice the League One club led as Jerry Yates swept in Bez Lubala's cross from close range and Gary Madine stroked…
Staff Reporter. Former Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp marked his return to the FNB Stadium with a 2-0 win over Amakhosi in a league encounter on Saturday evening. Chiefs made two changes from their historic win over Primeiro de Agosto in Angola, as Daniel Cardoso and Anthony Akumu were recalled…
Staff Reporter. Frans Steyn kicked 17 points as the Cheetahs rounded off their ill-fated Currie Cup campaign with a 22-18 victory over Griquas in Kimberley. Griquas thought they had opened the scoring in the third minute after crossing the line with from an unstoppable driving maul, but after a review…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns kept their undefeated record intact in the DStv Premiership, defeating Baroka FC 2-0 at the Peter Mokaba Stadium this afternoon. Themba Zwane and Denis Onyango were back in the side after missing the CAF Champions League encounter this week, while Rivaldo Coetzee joined Andile Jali in…
Staff Reporter. Everton needed an extra-time winner from Abdoulaye Doucoure to finally see off Championship side Rotherham and reach round four of the FA Cup. The Premier League side - featuring the likes of James Rodriguez and Lucas Digne - led through Cenk Tosun. After 90 minutes the score was…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Sadio Mane scored twice as Liverpool eased past a youthful Aston Villa side 4-1 in their FA Cup third-round tie at Villa Park on Friday night. Aston Villa fielded a heavily rotated XI due in part to a COVID-19 outbreak at the club --…
Staff Reporter. Borussia Monchengladbach battled back from two goals down to stun champions Bayern Munich 3-2 on Friday, with a double from Jonas Hofmann and another from Florian Neuhaus. A Robert Lewandowski penalty and a 20-yard Leon Goretzka effort seemed to put the champions in control. But Jonas Hofmann got…
Staff Reporter. Third Test, Sydney Cricket Ground (day three) Australia 338 & 103-2: Labuschagne 47* India 244: Gill 50, Pujara 50; Cummins 4-29 Australia lead by 197 runs Australia appear on course to win the third Test against India after a sublime bowling and fielding display on day three at…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. LeBron James scored 28 points as the Los Angeles Lakers edged a narrow victory over the Chicago Bulls. Reigning NBA champions the Lakers, without the injured Anthony Davis, won 117-115 with James adding seven rebounds and seven assists. Zach LaVine top-scored for the Bulls…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Matchday 15 in the Bundesliga sees rivalries young and old renewed as FC Bayern München head to Borussia Mönchengladbach, while Borussia Dortmund make the trip to RB Leipzig in two mouth-watering clashes. The weekend’s action kicks off with a cracker at Borussia-Park as the champions come to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: World Athletics. South Africa's Olympic long jump silver medallist Luvo Manyonga has been provisionally suspended for anti-doping whereabouts failures. The 30-year-old, who battled drug addiction before winning silver at Rio 2016, was charged by the Athletics Integrity Unit on Friday. The delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns have learned their CAF Champions League group stage opponents following the draw conducted in Cairo on Friday. Chiefs have qualified for their first ever group stage of a continental competition after overcoming Cameroon's PWD Bamenda and Angola's Primeiro de Agosto in the two…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. The Los Angeles Lakers hope to become the first NBA champions to visit the White House since 2016 when president elect Joe Biden takes office. No team has visited the White House under the presidency of Donald Trump. President Donald Trump rescinded invitations to…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Australia's Steve Smith ended his 16-month wait for a Test hundred on day two of a finely poised third Test against India. Smith scored 131 from 226 balls, his first century since the fourth Ashes Test against England in September 2019. Marnus Labuschagne made 91 but,…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Manchester United have finalised the £19m signing of Ivory Coast winger Amad Diallo from Italian side Atalanta. The deal for the 18-year-old includes a further £18.2m in add-ons and he has signed a contract until June 2025, with the option of an extra year. United agreed…
Staff Reporter. Aston Villa have experienced a "significant" coronavirus outbreak at the club on the eve of their FA Cup third-round tie with Liverpool. The Premier League side said a large number of first-team players and staff are in isolation after returning positive tests on Monday. The club's training ground…
Staff Reporter. Premier League club Brighton and Hove Albion have confirmed the return of Percy Tau from Anderlecht after securing a work permit for the South African. Tau spent the last two and half seasons on loan since joining Brighton from Mamelodi Sundowns in a club-record R50-million sale but was…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Karim Benzema will face trial for attempted blackmail in a case linked to a sex tape featuring his former France team-mate Mathieu Valbuena. Real Madrid forward Benzema is accused of paying individuals to extort money from Valbuena by threatening to make the video public…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: AP. Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has been discharged from hospital after having a heart attack on Saturday. The 48-year-old president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) developed chest pains while exercising at his home gym and had surgery in Kolkata over…
Staff Reporter. Mauricio Pochettino's first game in charge of Paris St-Germain did not go according to plan as the champions lost ground on leaders Lyon with a draw at Saint-Etienne. Romain Hamouma tapped in the opener after Idrissa Gueye lost possession on the edge of of the PSG area. Moise…
Staff Reporter. Lionel Messi scored two goals as Barcelona beat Athletic Bilbao 3-2 in La Liga action on Wednesday. Inaki Williams gave the Basque hosts an early lead with a goal in the third minute, which was then equalised by Pedri 10 minutes later. Messi then gave his side the…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City deservedly beat Manchester United to reach the Carabao Cup final and will now face Tottenham at Wembley as they look to win the competition for a fourth straight year. Second-half goals from John Stones and Fernandinho secured their progress as City cut loose after a first…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: AP. Alexis Sanchez had a penalty saved as Inter Milan's attempt to keep pace with Serie A leaders AC Milan suffered a setback with defeat at Sampdoria. The loss also ended Inter's eight-match winning run in the league and leaves them on 36 points, one behind…
Staff Reporter. Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has been fined £25,000 by the Football Association for criticising referee Lee Mason after their defeat by Burnley. Wolves lost 2-1 to the Clarets on 21 December and Nuno said afterwards that Mason "is not good enough" to officiate at the top level.…
Staff Reporter.' Photo (From Left to Right): Nabeel Gani (COO), Riaz Gani (CEO), Ahmed Gani (Chairman) and Junaid Gani (CFO) of the Kit Kat Group, the sponsor of the new R1 million Kit Kat Group Pro-Am on the Sunshine Tour that will be played at Houghton Golf Club from 5-7…
 Staff Reporter. The Vodacom Bulls secured top spot in the Carling Currie Cup with a clinical 22-15 win over the Xerox Lions at Loftus Versfeld. Bulls took the top spot with a game to spare and will complete their fixtures this weekend against the Phakisa Pumas in Nelspruit on Sunday,…
Staff Reporter. Al Ahly have beaten Niger’s AS Sonidep in the round of 32 of the CAF Champions League to reach the group stages. Just nine minutes into the game Ahmed Yasser Rayan nearly opened his goalscoring tally with the Reds but his header hit the post. Three minutes later…
Staff Reporter. Jose Mourinho said Tottenham Hotspur had been rewarded for taking the Carabao Cup seriously as they moved to within one game of a first trophy in 13 years with a semi-final win over Brentford. Spurs have not claimed silverware since they beat Chelsea in the 2008 League Cup…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. New Zealand rose to the top of the world Test rankings after they thrashed Pakistan by an innings and 176 runs in the second Test to win the series 2-0. Pakistan, resuming on 8-1, were dismissed for 186 on the fourth day, with Kyle…
Staff Reporter. Swallows FC are back level with leaders Mamelodi Sundowns on the DStv Premiership log after defeating Cape Town City 3-2 at the Dobsonville Stadium. The Birds' brilliant return to the top-flight league continues, with Ruzaigh Gamildien netting two more goals to help his team join ‘Downs on 21…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. The British and Irish Lions series with South Africa could be held in the UK and Ireland if Covid-19 prevents fans from travelling. That is among the contingency plans discussed by the Lions board in the event the trip has to be abandoned. However,…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sunodwns reached the CAF Champions League group stage after securing a 3-1 win over Jwaneng Galaxy in the first-round second-leg match at Loftus Versfeld Stadium. Kermit Erasmus opened the scoring before Mothobi Mvala and Thapelo Morena extended the Brazilian's lead, while Tebogo Sembowa grabbed Botswana champions Galaxy's…
Staff Reporter. Augusto Palacios has ended a 20 years association with Orlando Pirates. Njenje issued a letter of appreciation in which he thanked Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza for allowing him to serve at the Soweto giants. 'Augusto Palacios would like to extend his most sincere thanks and appreciation to the…
Mamelodi Sundowns hold a 2-0 aggregate lead from the first leg played in Lobatse last month, when Mothobi Mvala and Peter Shalulile bagged the goals. The Brazilians stand to clinch Champions League group stage qualification for the sixth consecutive season should they get beyond Galaxy this afternoon. Line-up: Sundowns XI: …
Staff Reporter. Mark Boucher won his first Test series as South Africa coach as the Proteas thrashed England's next opponents Sri Lanka within three days in the second Test. Dimuth Karunaratne moved to his first overseas century since 2017, before Sri Lanka lost their final six second-innings wickets for 35…
Staff Reporter. The season-opening Australian Grand Prix could be postponed because of Covid-19 restrictions in Australia. It is due to take place in Melbourne from 19-21 March. The Australian Grand Prix Corporation, the Australian government and Formula 1 bosses are in talks over the Albert Park race. "The government will…
Staff Reporter. Two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 43 points to help the Milwaukee Bucks to a 125-115 win over the Detroit Pistons. The 26-year-old scored 30 of the Bucks' 67 first-half points before a superb late block and put-back basket to end the Pistons' comeback hopes. "The…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool's Premier League title defence suffered a setback as they fell to their second loss of the season at Southampton. Danny Ings' superb second-minute lob over Reds goalkeeper Alisson, from a James Ward-Prowse free-kick, settled the contest against his former club. The goal marked the 50th Premier League…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates' CAF Confederation Cup first round opponents Sagrada Esperanca have declared that they will not travel to South Africa for their second leg match. Pirates were set to host the Angolan outfit at Orlando Stadium on Wednesday afternoon following their 1-0 away win in Luanda last month.…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Uruguay's players' union has called on the Football Association to overturn Edinson Cavani's three-match ban. The Manchester United striker was fined £100 000 and banned for an Instagram post containing a Spanish word that is offensive in some contexts. Luis Suarez and Diego Godin…
Staff Reporter. Sheffield United are investigating images on social media which appear to show French forward Lys Mousset's crashed Lamborghini. South Yorkshire police say they arrested two men on suspicion of drink driving after an incident in Sheffield in the early hours of Monday morning. A police statement said an…
Staff Reporter. Stephen Curry scored a career-high 62 points as his Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Trailblazers 137-122. The 32-year-old is the second oldest player to score over 60 points in a game - Kobe Bryant is the oldest at 37. Curry's previous best performance was 54 points against…
Staff Reporter. Barcelona got back to winning ways as Lionel Messi returned to the side to set up the winning goal in a narrow victory over bottom side Huesca. Messi, playing in his 750th match for Barcelona and 500th in La Liga, lifted the ball to Frenkie de Jong, who…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice and created another goal as Juventus thrashed Udinese in Serie A. That meant he had now scored 757 goals for club and country – the same as Brazil legend Pelé managed in his career. According to the source, it…
Staff Reporter. A goal in each half earned 10-man AC Milan a 2-0 victory at Benevento in Serie A which propelled them back to the top of the standings on Sunday. City rivals Inter Milan had thrashed Crotone 6-2 to go top earlier on Sunday, but Milan soon found themselves…
Staff Reporter. Bayern Munich held on to the Bundesliga's top spot after fighting back from two goals down to beat second-bottom Mainz 5-2 in a rip-roaring contest on Sunday as Robert Lewandowski contined his scoring run. The Polish striker took his tally to 19 league goals with a late brace…
Staff Reporter. A 90th-minute goal from ex-Barcelona striker Luis Suarez gave Atletico Madrid a 2-1 victory at Alaves as they returned to the top of La Liga. The 33-year-old, who joined Atletico in September pounced from close range. He had earlier teed up a deflected shot from Marcos Llorente to…
Staff Reporter. Three first-half goals from Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne guided Manchetser City to an emphatic 3-1 victory over a lacklustre Chelsea side. Callum Hudson-Odoi scored a consolation goal for Chelsea in the 91st minute. The visitors, who were without a number of first-team players following…
Staff Reporter. Lecesiter City moved up to third place in the Premier League as second half goals by James Madisson and Youri Tielemans secured a 2-1 victory away at Newcastle United on Sunday. They moved above Tottenham Hotspur with 32 points from 17 games played, one point behind co-leaders Liverpool …
Staff Reporter. Cricket South Africa (CSA) have confirmed that the Momentum One-Day Cup will commence on Saturday, 09 January, with a revised number of 15 matches set to take place in a bio-secure environment (BSE) at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom. The 50-over competition has been relocated to one stadium and will…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: AP. Inter Milan jumped two points ahead of AC Milan at the top of Serie A with an emphatic win, but AC could return to the top later. Crotone opened the scoring through Niccolo Zanellato after 12 minutes but Lautaro Martinez fired in Inter's equaliser before…
Staff Reporter. Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat in the second and final Test against South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday. The tourists, hit hard by injuries, made four changes from the side beaten by an innings and 45 runs in the first…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City say they are disappointed following reports defender Benjamin Mendy breached Covid-19 rules by hosting a New Year's Eve party. The Sun reported the France international, 26, held a party at his Cheshire home which included guests from outside his household. The mixing of households indoors is…
Staff Reporter. Former Ah Ahly striker, Ahmed Belal has criticized Pitso Mosimane's poor decision-making during their goalless draw against Wadi Degla. Al Ahly were held to a 0-0 draw against Wadi Degla in the Egyptian Premier League. The Red Devils had their fair share of opportunities but were unable to…
Staff Reporter. Sharks powered to a comfortable 47-19 win over the Tafel Lager Griquas in their Carling Currie Cup match up at Jonsson Kings Park in Durban. The bonus point win sees the Sharks stay in fourth place on the log and seal a place in the Currie Cup play-offs…
Staff Reporter. Photo credit: Getty Images. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he may stay in management much longer than he anticipated. Guardiola, 49, has previously talked of limiting his time in football to pursue other interests. "Before, I thought I was going to retire soon. Now I'm thinking I'm…
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