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Photo Credit:Muzi Ntombela. Kaizer Chiefs have a mountain to climb if they are to overturn the 3-0 deficit in their MTN8 semifinal, second leg against Soweto rivals Orlando Pirates on Sunday. Goals from Zakhele Lepasa, Vincent Pule and Thembinkosi Lorch have put Pirates firmly in the driving seat. Chiefs coach…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Record champions FC Bayern München travel to Borussia Dortmund on Bundesliga Matchday 7 to contend a Klassiker overloaded with subplots. For starters, Bayern are the Bundesliga leaders thanks to their 2-1 victory away to 1. FC Köln a week ago. Dortmund also won at promoted DSC Arminia…
Photo Credit:BackpagePix. South Africa’s National Under-23 coach David Notoane has named his 22-man squad that is to play Saudi Arabia’s Under-23s in two international friendly matches scheduled for Riyadh. These matches are part of the u23s preparations leading up to next year’s rescheduled Tokyo Olympic Games. Notoane’s charges, who qualified…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Mikel Arteta called for the introduction of the video assistant referee in Europa League group games despite Arsenal running out comfortable winners against Molde. The Gunners reached the halfway point of Group B with a 100% winning record courtesy of a solid victory. But it could have…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Harry Kane marked his 300th appearance for Tottenham with his 200th goal as Jose Mourinho's side dominated a Europa League mismatch in Bulgaria. Kane, 27, long-since cemented his place in the Spurs history books but few could have predicted his prodigious goalscoring rate when he came into…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. FIFA President Gianni Infantino has received a request from UEFA to adjust the handball law again to provide more flexibility for referees and prevent players being unfairly punished. In a letter to Infantino,UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin asked for the November meetings of the game's lawmakers to consider…
File Photo. Belgian Jasper Philipsen held off Pascal Ackermann in an uphill sprint finish to win stage 15 of the Vuelta a Espana in tough conditions, as Primoz Roglic held on to his overall lead. UAE Team Emirates rider Philipsen, 22, took his first Grand Tour stage win on the…
Photo Credit:IPL. Quinton de Kock struck a quick-fire 40 as the Mumbai Indians reached yet another IPL final by beating the Delhi Capitals by 57 runs in Qualifier 1 of Indian Premier League. The Mumbai Indians outfit was flawless in its effort with both bat and ball and are now…
The South African Football Association (SAFA) and the Sao Tomean Football Federation have officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreeing that the former will host the two Cameroon 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers on 13 and 16 November 2020. The two countries mutually agreed that due to the…
Garrick Higgo will return to South Africa as the country's most recent European Tour champion when he plays in all three of the upcoming Sunshine Tour and European Tour co-sanctioned tournaments, and with a particular focus on the 110th South African Open at the Gary Player Country Club from 3-6…
Zamalek have set a historic final showdown in the CAF Champions League against arch-rivals Al Ahly for the first time ever after defeating Morocco’s Raja Club Athletic with 4-1 score line on aggregate. Cairo giants had obtained a first leg advantage after defeating Raja 1-0 in Casablanca with Achraf Bencharki’s…
Barcelona registered three wins from three in the Champions League as they beat a depleted Dynamo Kyiv to go top of Group G. Lionel Messi scored from the penalty spot inside five minutes and Gerard Pique headed home to secure an unconvincing victory. Messi is yet to score a goal…
Photo Credit:ATP. Rafael Nadal became the fourth player to record 1,000 ATP Tour wins with victory over fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez at the Paris Masters. American legend Jimmy Connors leads with 1,274, followed by Nadal's long-time rival Roger Federer (1.242) and Czech great Ivan Lendl (1,068). The feat comes a…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester United suffered a chastening night after conceding an embarrassing opening goal as they were humbled by Champions League rookies Istanbul Basaksehir. Basaksehir, formed only in 1990, claimed their maiden Turkish Super Lig title last season and had not scored a goal or claimed a point in…
Orlando Pirates got their first win of the season in the DSTV Premiership following a 1-0 victory over Bloemfontein Celtic. Pirates avoided a third straight league draw thanks to a fine late strike from substitute Siphesihle Ndlovu, though they will be concerned at having lost two key players to injury…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Legendary World Cup winner Diego Maradona is showing signs of improvement only a day after having brain surgery in his native Argentina. His physician Dr Leopoldo Luque said: "Diego has been responding very well. "When we removed the drain he laughed, looked at me, grabbed my hand,…
File Photo. Lotto-Soudal's Tim Wellens secured his second win of this year's Vuelta a Espana following a sprint finish at the end of stage 14. The Belgian, 29, pipped EF Pro Cycling's Michael Woods at the climax of the 204.7km route from Galician city Lugo to Ourense. Jumbo-Visma's champion Primoz…
A change in putter paid off for Deon Germishuys as he came through Wednesday's first round of the Time Square Challenge with a one-stroke lead at Wingate Park Country Club. Germishuys opened with a bogey-free eight-under-par 64, with Malcolm Mitchell and Anton Haig his nearest challengers following their rounds of…
A strong South African challenge will gather at Leopard Creek for this year's Alfred Dunhill Championship from 26-29 November as they seek to return the famous bronze leopard trophy back to home soil following victories by foreign golfers for the past two years. The four European Tour winners of Christiaan…
File Photo. World champions South Africa have committed to the Rugby Championship until 2030. The Springboks withdrew from the 2020 tournament because of fears over player welfare amid the Covid-19 pandemic. There have been reports that South Africa were looking to join the Six Nations in 2024 after the next…
Rodrygo's late strike gave Real Madrid victory over Inter Milan - their first Champions League win of the season. Real looked in control when Karim Benzema rounded Samir Handanovic to put them ahead and Sergio Ramos headed in his 100th goal for the club. But moments later Lautaro Martinez scored…
File Photo. Primoz Roglic placed himself in pole position to retain his Vuelta a Espana title with a sensational time trial display as Briton Hugh Carthy impressed to stay in contention. Jumbo-Visma's Roglic took stage 13 and now holds a 39-second advantage over Ineos Grenadiers' Richard Carapaz, having overturned his…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Chippa United have risen to fourth place on the 2020-21 DStv Premiership log after claiming a 3-1 win over Maritzburg United at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. United first win of the season was secured by a hat-trick from striker Bienvenu Eva Nga, while the Team of…
Photo Credit:IPL. Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) defeated Mumbai Indians (MI) by 10 wickets in the 56th match of the 13th season of IPL. With this victory Hyderabad secured their place in the play-offs. SRH openers David Warner and Wriddhiman Saha played unbeaten knocks of 85 and 58 respectively as the team…
Banyana Banyana started their COSAFA Cup title defense with a hard-fought but convincing 2-0 win over a battling Angola at Wolfson Stadium in Port Elizabeth. Having played no football for most of the year due the coronavirus pandemic, signs of rustiness showed on both sides but it was the home…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona was anaemic and dehydrated but is recovering well in hospital, his personal physician said on Tuesday. Maradona, 60, is still undergoing tests after he was admitted to the Ipensa clinic in La Plata, Argentina on Monday, according to his doctor Leopoldo Luque,…
George Coetzee has confirmed he will play in all three of the upcoming Sunshine Tour and European Tour co-sanctioned tournaments, starting with a return to the Joburg Open which was the first of the five European Tour titles he has won. Coetzee heads to Randpark Golf Club for the 19-22…
This week's Time Square Casino Challenge at Wingate Park Country Club will be the final tune-up for the Sunshine Tour professionals before a big summer featuring three European Tour co-sanctioned tournaments. The 54-hole tournament offers a R700 000 purse for the Sunshine Tour professionals competing. But beyond that will be…
File Photo. Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson has retired from all forms of cricket after a 20-year career. The 39-year-old will hang up his boots after an illustrious career during which he won two ICC Men’s Cricket World Cups and two ICC Champions Trophy titles. He scored 14 for Chennai…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Wales manager Ryan Giggs has denied an allegation of assault made against him. The Wales manager has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend, several newspapers have reported. His representatives said he denies all allegations of assault made against him and is cooperating with the police.…
Photo Credit:AP. Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku will miss their Champions League tie with Real Madrid due to a thigh injury. The Belgium forward, 27, has scored seven goals in as many matches for the Italian side this season. Inter are third in Group B with two points from two…
Photo Credit:IPL. Delhi Capitals ensured they will have two opportunities to reach the final of the Indian Premier League with a six-wicket defeat of Royal Challengers Bangalore, who also made the last four. Delhi chased their target of 153 in 19 overs to reach Thursday's qualifier against Mumbai Indians, where…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says striker Sergio Aguero is expected to be fit immediately after the November international break. Aguero, 32, suffered a hamstring strain against West Ham in October which has kept him out of the previous two games. Guardiola says he will not rush…
File Photo. On this day, one year ago, the Springboks claimed their third World Cup title with a historic win over England. Reflect on this innovative piece of play from the World Cup final, where the Springboks pulled off a midfield maul known simply as 'The Move'. 'We didn’t even…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Jose Mourinho: "When I have five minutes I'm going to look at Madrid websites to see what they say"; Gareth Bale scores first goal of second Tottenham spell to seal 2-1 win against Brighton; Bale 'the perfect fit' for Spurs, says Mourinho. Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho watched…
Photo Credit:Premier League. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's second-half penalty gave Arsenal their first Premier League away win over Manchester United since 2006. Aubameyang ended a run of five games without a goal by sending David de Gea the wrong way on 69 minutes after Paul Pogba had fouled Hector Bellerin. In Ole…
Photo Credit:Hamburg European Open. Andrey Rublev beat Lorenzo Sonego 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday after one hour and 19 minutes to win the Erste Bank Open, lifting his ATP Tour-leading fifth title of the season. The 23-year-old is now tied with World No. 1 Novak Djokovic atop the 2020 match wins…
File Photo. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored another acrobatic late winner as AC Milan consolidated top spot in Serie A with victory at Udinese. The 39-year-old hooked in a seventh goal in just four league appearances this season. "Mine was a good goal but the victory counts more," said Ibrahimovic. "We are…
Everton missed the chance to return to the top of the Premier League as Callum Wilson scored twice to give Newcastle a first win in three matches. Wilson opened the scoring - converting a penalty he had won after being fouled by Andre Gomes - and then tapped in a…
Photo Credit: Gallo Images. SuperSport United and Bloemfontein Celtic played to a 1-1 draw in their MTN8 first leg semifinal played at Lucas Moripe Stadium this afternoon. Celtics claimed the lead through Ndumiso Mabena, while United fought back early in the second stanza through Ghampani Lungu to leave the tie…
Photo Credit:Roger Sedres. On the eve of the resumption of local athletics competitions, ASA has announced the updated ASA Preparation Squad in the build-up to the Tokyo Olympics to be held from July 30 – August 8, 2021 in Japan. The squad for the Tokyo Games, which were postponed earlier…
Photo Credit:Mercedes. Lewis Hamilton moved to the brink of a seventh world title with victory in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. Hamilton was comfortably leading from Verstappen before the Red Bull driver, following a long-awaited pass on Bottas, dramatically span off into the gravel to bring out the Safety Car…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Sir Bobby Charlton, the England and Manchester United great, has been diagnosed with dementia. The news was disclosed to The Telegraph on Sunday with the blessing of the World Cup winner's wife, Lady Norma Charlton. Sir Bobby, 83, becomes the fifth player from England's 1966 World Cup-winning…
Credits: BCCI. Ruturaj Gaikwad's fiery fifty and Lungi Ngidi's three wickets helped Chennai Super Kings beat Kings XI Punjab by nine wickets in game 53rd of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Gaikwad’s innings helped CSK to chase down the total of 154 in…
Photo Credit:Stadium Management. Cape Town Stadium will soon be called DHL Stadium after the Western Province rugby sponsor acquired the naming rights. In conjunction with the move by the Stormers from Newlands to the Stadium in GreenPoint, the stadium's name will change. From January 2021, the new name will come…
Photo Credit:AP. Undefeated Gervonta Davis took back his WBA 'super' world super-featherweight title from Leo Santa Cruz with a sixth-round knockout in Texas. Davis, 25, whose own WBA lightweight title was also on the line, landed a left uppercut to leave Mexico's Santa Cruz, 32, on the canvas. It was…
Barcelona failed to win for the fourth successive La Liga game after being held by 10-man Alaves. The hosts, who started 15th in the table, took a surprise lead when Brazilian keeper Neto was dispossessed by Luis Rioja. Alaves were reduced to 10 men when midfielder Jota was sent off…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. England won the Six Nations after France beat Ireland on a thrilling final day of the delayed tournament. Eddie Jones' side had claimed a bonus-point win against Italy earlier on Saturday but faced a tense wait as both teams in the day's final fixture attempted to take…
Photo Credit:Al Ahly. Al Ahly have defeated Tala’a El-Gaish 3-0 in the final round of the Egyptian Premier League season on Saturday. The Red Devils started the game on the front foot and opened the scoring inside the first minute through veteran winger Walid Soliman. Mahmoud Kahraba’s pass set Soliman…
Photo Credit:Super Rugby. The Vodacom Bulls took a massive step forward as they demolished a tame-looking DHL Stormers side 39-6 in a game stopped short by lightning on Saturday night. The Bulls were leading 39-6, having gone into the break 32-6 ahead, before a massive thunderstorm rolled into Pretoria and…
Photo Credit:Liverpool F.C. Substitute Diogo Jota scored for the third straight game as Liverpool came from behind to beat in-form West Ham and go top of the Premier League table. In an intriguing encounter, the Hammers took an early lead through Spanish midfielder Pablo Fornals' smart finish which clipped the…
Daniel van Tonder claimed his fourth victory in his last six starts when he won the Investec Royal Swazi Open at the Gary Player Country Club on Saturday. Photo Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Daniel van Tonder claimed his fourth victory in his last six Sunshine Tour starts when he won…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. World No. 2 Simona Halep is "feeling good" after becoming the highest-profile WTA player to disclose a positive test for COVID-19. The two-time major champion, who previously opted out of the US Open with "health at the heart of her decision"in August, shared the news on Twitter …
Photo Credit:IPL. In a must-win game, Sunrisers Hyderabad were on top of their game against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Sharjah on Saturday. They emerged victorious by five wickets to stay alive in the Playoffs race. David Warner and his men have jumped from seventh place to fourth in the points…
Bayern Munich moved to the top of the Bundesliga with a narrow win at Cologne. Thomas Muller opened the scoring with a penalty after home defender Marius Wolf had fouled Serge Gnabry. Bayern doubled their lead when Gnabry curled a left-foot effort into the bottom corner before Dominick Drexler scored…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. England put themselves in prime position to win the Six Nations with a laboured bonus-point win against Italy. Ben Youngs - celebrating his 100th cap - scored the opening try, before Kyle Sinckler's fumble gave Jake Polledri the chance to hit back. England came out with renewed…
File Photo. France's David Gaudu won Saturday's 11th stage of the Vuelta a Espana after the start was delayed following a protest led by Ineos Grenadiers. It followed a decision by stewards on Friday that put Primoz Roglic back into the overall lead. Groupama rider Gaudu pulled away from Spaniard…
Orlando Pirates closer to secure a spot in the MTN8 final after thrashing Kaizer Chiefs 3-0 in the first-leg of the semi-finals. Pirates will take a 3-0 aggregate lead into the second-leg encounter which will be played at Chiefs home ground, FNB Stadium on November 08. The match got off…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Eden Hazard scored his first goal for Real Madrid in over a year and Karim Benzema struck twice as the Spanish champions coasted to a 4-1 win at home to Huesca in La Liga. Hazard marked his Real Madrid return since July by scoring a sensational second…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Kyle Walker marked his 100th Premier League appearance for Manchester City with a goal against his former club. The right-back, who came through the ranks at the Blades, struck midway through the first half with a superb long-range strike. It was a deserved goal for a Manchester…
File Photo. New Zealand won the Bledisloe Cup for an 18th consecutive year after a record 43-5 victory over Australia in Sydney. Richie Mo'unga scored 23 points including two tries and five conversions for the All Blacks at the ANZ Stadium. It was New Zealand's biggest ever margin of victory…
Photo Credit:IPL. West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has been fined for throwing his bat in frustration after missing out on a record-extending seventh IPL century by one run. The 41-year-old, who became the first batsman in Twenty20 history to hit 1,000 sixes during his 99 innings for King's XI Punjab,…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. World number one Novak Djokovic suffered a shock defeat by Italy's Lorenzo Sonego in the quarter-finals of the Vienna Open. The Serb was beaten 6-2 6-1 by the world number 42, who only came into the tournament as a lucky loser. Sonego will face Dan Evans in…
Daniel van Tonder still tops the leaderboard after Friday's third round of the Investec Royal Swazi Open at the Gary Player Country Club. Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. For a man who has taken to intermittent fasting, Daniel van Tonder has clearly not lost his appetite for winning. Van Tonder is…
Paris Saint-Germain President Nasser Al Khelaifi poses alongside new signing Kylian Mbappe at the Parc des Princes on September 6, 2017 in Paris, France. Photo Credit:Getty Images. Paris St-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has been cleared of corruption after a trial in Switzerland. Al-Khelaifi, who is also chairman of the BeIN…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Primoz Roglic retook the overall lead in the Vuelta a Espana from Richard Carapaz with victory on stage 10. The Slovenian defending champion kicked clear of his rivals in the final 150m of an uphill sprint finish to claim his third stage win of the race. He…
Photo Credit:Muzi Ntombela. Saturday’s first leg of the MTN8 semifinals will mark the 70th time that Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates meet in a cup tie, going all the way back to their first ever clash 50 years ago. The past 69 meetings in cup competitions between the Soweto rivals…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has had a "successful" operation on his knee ligament injury, the club say. The 29-year-old has not played since damaging anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL) in a challenge with Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in the 2-2 Premier League draw on 17 October. Liverpool…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Bundesliga fans are greeted with another four-day weekend of German top-flight action on Matchday 6, with both FC Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund in action on Saturday afternoon. The defending UEFA Champions League winners travel to face 1. FC Köln at the RheinEnergieSTADION. Last weekend UEFA Men's…
Photo Credit:Samuel Shivambu. Sport, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has announced an interim board of the reputationally battered Cricket South Africa (CSA). Tasked with salvaging the reputation of the organisation for the next three months are retired Justice Zak Yacoob (as Chairperson), Omphile Ramela, Judith February, Prof. Andre Odendaal,…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi will remain at the Alfa Romeo team for the third consecutive year in 2021. Raikkonen, who at 41 this year broke the record for number of Grand Prix starts, will be going into his 19th season in F1. Giovinazzi did enough this…
Arsenal's squad players impressed boss Mikel Arteta as they eventually broke Dundalk's resistance to win their Europa League group game at Emirates Stadium. Eddie Nketiah pounced from close range to give the Gunners the lead and Joe Willock blasted a shot into the roof of the net 125 seconds later.…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Tottenham slipped to a first away defeat since July after a mistake by Ben Davies helped Royal Antwerp leapfrog their Europa League opponents to go top of Group J. Davies, making his 200th Spurs appearance, was easily dispossessed by Dieumerci Mbokani, whose pass allowed Lior Refaelov to…
Caption:Daniel van Tonder maintained his position at the top of the leaderboard through two rounds of the Investec Royal Swazi Open. Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Daniel van Tonder has maintained his position at the top of the Investec Royal Swazi Open leaderboard, and is on track for his fourth Sunshine…
The African Champions League final was postponed on Thursday for the second time, with the second semifinal match also being pushed back amid the coronavirus pandemic. CAF had announced that the return leg between Zamalek and Raja has been postponed to the first of November, with the final of the…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Newcastle United have agreed to refund season ticket holders for behind-closed-doors games this season. Thousands of supporters had money withdrawn from their bank accounts as part of long-term season ticket deals despite being unable to attend matches because of coronavirus. But the club says it will now…
After one week of selection camp, Banyana Banyana Coach, Desiree Ellis has named her final 20-woman squad to participate in the 2020 COSAFA Women’s Championship that will be staged in Port Elizabeth from the 3-14 November 2020. The hosts and defending champions South Africa have won this tournament a record…
Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto says his team provided "the best response" to the "turmoil" off the pitch by convincingly beating Juventus in the Champions League. It has been a whirlwind few days for the Spanish giants as they lost 3-1 to Real Madrid in El Clasico on Saturday before the…
Daniel van Tonder finds himself top of the leaderboard once again after the first round of the Sunshine Tour's Investec Royal Swazi Open at the Gary Player Country Club on Wednesday. Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. She is quiet. She is calm. But you would be very wrong if you thought…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Hakim Ziyech scored his first Chelsea goal as Frank Lampard's side picked up three points in an emphatic Champions League win in Russia. Ziyech, 27, swept in on his first start for the club to add to goals from Callum Hudson-Odoi, Timo Werner and Christian Pulisic as…
Photo Credit:Lefty Shivambu. Orlando Pirates were held to a 1-1 draw by Stellenbosch FC in a 2020-21 DStv Premiership match at Orlando Stadium on Wednesday evening. Both goals came in the first-half through Ntsikelelo Nyauza and Nathan Sinkala respectively. The result leaves the two clubs in ninth and 10th place…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Defending champion Primoz Roglic reduced the gap to race leader Richard Carapaz as he won the mountainous stage eight of the Vuelta a Espana. Jumbo-Visma's Roglic moved from fourth to second in the overall standings as he cut the lead of runner-up, Ineos Grenadiers' Carapaz, to 13…
Photo Credit:Euro2020. Cristiano Ronaldo criticised the Covid-19 testing system as Juventus left him out of the squad for the Champions League game against Barcelona. The 35-year-old has been self-isolating since a positive result for the virus on 13 October, and had another test before Wednesday's match. The Italian club would…
Fifa says it is not aware of any agreement for Barcelona to join a European Super League. Outgoing Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu said the club had begun proceedings as he announced his resignation on Tuesday. Bartomeu stepped down, along with the entire board of directors, after facing increasing pressure…
Photo Credit:Mercedes. Saudi Arabia is set to make its debut on the Formula 1 calendar next year. A race on a street circuit in Jeddah is the penultimate event on a draft calendar that has been shown to teams. Jeddah will hold the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix while a new…
Photo Credit:GCIS. Sport, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa says he has received a formal report confirming the resignation of the entire board of Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday. This follows the Acting President Beresford Williams alongside Angelo Carolissen, John Mogodi, Donovan May, Tebogo Siko and Dheven Dharmalingam, who…
Champions League holders Bayern Munich extended their winning run in the competition to 13 games as they edged past Lokomotiv Moscow. Leon Goretzka gave Bayern the lead as he met Benjamin Pavard's volleyed cross to head home powerfully from six yards. Lokomotiv equalised when Anton Miranchuk cleverly opened his body…
Kaizer Chiefs claimed their first win of the DStv Premiership season with a 1-0 victory away to Chippa United. Daniel Akpeyi was back into the Chiefs line-up after recovering from injury and was joined by Philani Zulu, Siyabonga Ngezana and Kearyn Baccus as the other changes for coach Gavin Hunt.…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu and his entire board have resigned with an announcement expected shortly, according to multiple reports. Bartomeu tended his resignation this afternoon after a board meeting confirmed the vote of no confidence would go ahead no matter what. The reports state that Bartomeu…
Christian Coleman reacts after winning the men’s 100m final in Doha, EPA. World 100m champion Christian Coleman has been banned for two years after missing three drugs tests. The 24-year-old American, who is suspended from 14 May 2020, will miss the postponed Tokyo Olympics next summer. Coleman won 100m gold…
Photo Credit:BackpagePix. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed Kaizer Chiefs appeal against their Fifa-issued two-window transfer ban. Chiefs were handed with a two-window ban by Fifa for the supposed illegal transfer of their former player – Andriamirado Andrianarimanana – from Fosa in Madagascar. Amakhosi thought they were…
Photo Credit:FIFA. FIFA president Gianni Infantino has tested positive for COVID-19, football's world governing body said in a statement on Tuesday. Infantino, who is 50 years old, has reported mild symptoms and will quarantine for at least 10 days. All those who have come into close contact with Infantino have…
The Gary Player Country Club plays host to the 50th anniversary of the Investec Royal Swazi Open this week. Photo Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. This week's Investec Royal Swazi Open at the Gary Player Country Club takes on even greater significance on its 50thanniversary, and in light of December's South…
Photo Credit :CSA. Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced a busy international programme of home international fixtures for the 2020/2021 season against England, Sri Lanka, Australia and Pakistan. The international season begins with a three-match, KFC T20 International Series and three-match, Betway One-Day International (ODI) Series presented by Momentum, against England…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The SA National Short Course Swimming Championships successfully concluded today with 5 athletes swimming a total of 10 FINA Qualification times during the four-day competition, which was held at the Seals Swim Centre in Pietermaritzburg. 18 year old Rebecca Meder continued to shine, winning gold and a…
Photo Credit:Muzi Ntombela. Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki has named his 25-man squad to play Sao Tome in back-to-back Cameroon 2022 AFCON qualifiers. The first match will be played in Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium on 13 November 2020 (kick-off 19h00) while the away match will take place three days later…
Photo Ctedit:Premier League. Son Heung-min and Harry Kane linked up yet again for the only goal as Tottenham claimed a fortunate win away to Burnley. Kane headed Erik Lamela's pass into the path of Son, who headed home Spurs' first effort on target. That is the 29th time the pair…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. After three days of competition, South Africa’s top athletes have no plans of slowing down as the Records and FINA World Championships Qualification times continue to pour in at the SA National Short Course Swimming Championships in Pietermaritzburg. Tatjana Schoenmaker was once again in top form, adding…
Photo Credit: Gallo Images. Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs, have been scheduled for back-to-back weekend fixtures in the semifinals of the MTN8. The first leg of the MTN8 semifinals will be this coming weekend, 31 October and 1 November. The second leg will be on the following weekend; 7 and…
Photo Credit:Premier League. Jamie Vardy came off the bench to score a customary goal against Arsenal and send Leicester to within a point of the Premier League summit with a first win at the Gunners' home since 1973. Vardy, 33, had missed two games with a calf injury but was…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Zozo Championship final leaderboard -23 P Cantlay (US); -22 J Thomas (US), J Rahm (Spa); -19 R Henley (US), C Smith (Aus), B Watson (US), R Palmer (US) Selected others: -15 R McIlroy (NI), J Rose (Eng); -14 M Fitzpatrick (Eng); -13 T Hatton (Eng); -12 P…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Richard Carapaz took the overall lead from defending champion Primoz Roglic on a wet stage six of the Vuelta a Espana. Ineos Grenadiers rider Carapaz dropped Roglic, who had led since the opening day, on the final ascent of the 146km mountain stage to Aramon Formigal. Ion…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The second day of the SA National Short Course Swimming Championships in Pietermaritzburg saw Tatjana Schoenmaker set a new African Record with a FINA Qualification Time in the 100m breaststroke, while Matthew Sates added the 100m butterfly and Rebecca Meder the 200m individual medley. Schoenmaker broke her…
Photo Credit:Ryan Wilkisky. Swallows FC marked their return to the top-flight with a 1-1 draw away to Stellenbosch FC in a DStv Premiership clash at the newly revamped Danie Craven Stadium. Gladafrica champions opened their goal-scoring account after 16 minutes when new signing Ruzaigh Gamildien converted from the spot after…
Photo Credit:@Everton. Ten man Everton suffered their first Premier League defeat of the season as Southampton ran riot at St Mary's. James Ward-Prowse and Che Adams' first-half goals saw the Saints move fifth while the Toffees remain top on goal difference. Everton went into the game having taken 13 points…
Image:@giroditalia. Tao Geoghegan Hart has become only the second British man to win the Giro d'Italia. The 25-year-old, who won stage 20 on Saturday, was tied with Australian Jai Hindley before the final-day time trial, the first such instance in the race's history. But Ineos Grenadiers' Geoghegan Hart finished 39…
Photo Credit:Mercedes. Lewis Hamilton passed Valtteri Bottas to take a commanding victory in the Portuguese Grand Prix and break Formula 1's all-time win record. Hamilton dropped to third in a manic first two laps, which ended with McLaren's Carlos Sainz in the lead, but fought back to crush his team-mate's…
Photo Credit:IPL. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 8 wickets at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. RCB scored 145/6 in their 20 overs. CSK overhauled the target with 8 balls to spare. After winning the toss, RCB opted to bat first but ended up losing…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has stunned the mixed martial arts world by announcing his immediate retirement from the sport. "Today, I want to say, this was my last fight," Nurmagomedov said. The news came moments after Nurmagomedov had extended his perfect professional record to 29-0 with…
Photo Credit:BackpagePix. Cricket South Africa has confirmed on Sunday that acting president Beresford Williams has handed in his resignation with immediate effect. CSA confirmed the departures of Williams, Angelo Carolissen, Tebogo Siko, John Mogodi and Donovan May, all members of the Members’ Council and the CSA board, in a string…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. SuperSport United secured a 2-0 win over Black Leopards in the DStv Premiership match at the Lucas Moripe Stadium. The sides took to the field in rainy conditions and the match was suspended in the ninth minute after a strong wind and lightning United dominated the match…
Defending champions Liverpool returned to winning ways in the Premier League with a hard-fought comeback victory over struggling Sheffield United at Anfield. Liverpool midfielder Fabinho conceded a 13th-minute penalty for a foul on Oliver McBurnie on the very edge of the box, allowing Sander Berge to slot in following a…
File Photo. Dutch giants Ajax recorded the biggest victory in Eredivisie history with a 13-0 thrashing at mid-table side VVV-Venlo, who had a player sent off. Ajax, who lost 1-0 to Liverpool in the Champions League on Wednesday, surpassed their previous record - a 12-1 win over Vitesse in 1972.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The South African National Short Course Swimming Championships got underway today at the Seals Swim Centre in Pietermaritzburg with the 400m freestyle events. There was plenty of young talent to showcase their form and top honors of the day in the women’s category went to 18 year…
Photo Credit:Vodacom Bulls. The Vodacom Bulls produced a clinical and composed performance to claim a 41-14 bonus-point victory over the Sharks at Loftus Versveld. Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White has made a few changes to his team for this clash after their narrow defeat against the Toyota Cheetahs in…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester United have failed to win their first three home league games for the first time in 48 years after Edinson Cavani's debut failed to inspire the hosts in Saturday's 0-0 draw against Chelsea. Cavani almost scored with his first touch after coming off the bench in…
Real Madrid beat Barcelona in an entertaining El Clasico behind closed doors. Federico Valverde smashed Real, who had lost their previous two games, into the lead from Karim Benzema's pass. Barcelona's Ansu Fati, 17, levelled from Jordi Alba's cross, becoming the youngest goalscorer in El Clasico history. Sergio Ramos scored…
Ruthless Mamelodi Sundowns get another one over Kaizer Chiefs with comfortable 3-0 win in the opening day's league action at the FNB Stadium. Chiefs had the first chance to open the scoring just three minutes into the game, with Khama Billiat firing off a volley which required a sharp save…
Photo Credit:AP. Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick, taking his tally to 10 goals in five Bundesliga games, as the defending champions thumped hapless Eintracht Frankfurt 5-0. Lewandowski fired Bayern in front after 10 minutes when he was given too much space by the Eintracht defence and headed…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Michail Antonio scored a wonderful goal to earn his side a hard-earned point against Manchester City, who have now won once in four Premier League games. Antonio's spectacular acrobatic overhead volley from Vladimir Coufal's cross put the Hammers ahead at London Stadium - and provided another twist…
File Photo. Britain's Tao Geoghegan Hart sealed victory in stage 20 at the Giro d'Italia to move into a share of the overall lead with one day remaining. It was the Briton's second stage win of the Giro after a victory at Piancavallo on stage 15 and one that puts…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The Super Rugby Unlocked match between the Lions and Cheetahs scheduled for Ellis Park on Saturday afternoon has been called off in line with Covid-19 protocols. The decision was taken as part of prescribed precautions advised by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) to limit the…
Photo Credit:Muzi Ntombela. Kaizer Chiefs will be seeking a revenge victory over Mamelodi Sundowns in their sights when the teams meet later today at FNB Stadium in the pick of the 2020-21 DStv Premiership’s opening round of matches. Chiefs ended the 2019-20 Premier Soccer League season with a heart-breaking draw…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Head coach Gregor Townsend says Scotland's forwards "stood up well" against a powerful Georgia pack in their 48-7 win at Murrayfield. Hooker Fraser Brown scored twice from driving mauls, with his replacement Stuart McInally adding one of his own. Flanker Hamish Watson also scored a try, adding…
Photo Credit:Al Ahly. Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane has reached his second CAF Champions League final after guiding his side to a 5-1 aggregate win over Wydad Casablanca. Mosimane made only one change after a 2-0 win in the first-leg, as he recalled Ahmed Fathi in place Ali Maaloul while…
Photo Credit:BackpagePix. Cricket South Africa (CSA) can confirm that the Members’ Council met on Thursday, 22 October 2020 to discuss various matters including what is in the best interest of cricket, as well as the organisation. The meeting was an analysis of several scenarios that were put on the table…
Caption:Merrick Bremner claimed his seventh victory on the Sunshine Tour when he won the Sun Wild Coast Sun Challenge at the Wild Coast Sun Country Club on Friday. Credit: Shaun Roy/Sunshine Tour. Merrick Bremner battled some of the toughest conditions he's ever experienced on a golf course to win the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Matchday 5 of the 2020-21 Bundesliga season is centred around one game as the ‘Mother of all Derbies’ returns with Borussia Dortmund hosting arch-rivals FC Schalke 04 in the first Revierderby clash of the campaign. Six Bundesliga teams were in action in Europe this week, as with…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Carlos Vinicius can play alongside Harry Kane in attack and not just be his stand-in, manager Jose Mourinho said after the Brazilian impressed on his debut in Tottenham's 3-0 win over LASK in the Europa League. The 25-year-old, on loan from Benfica, set up Lucas Moura for…
Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Themba Zwane stole the show at the 2019/20 PSL Awards on Thursday night taking home three major awards. Zwane was crowned the 2019/20 PSL Footballer of the Season and Absa Premiership Players' Player of the Season. The Bafana Bafana star completed a hat-trick when he was also…
Photo Credit:Premier League. Substitute Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the winner as Arsenal came from behind to win at Rapid Vienna in their Europa League Group B opener. The hosts had taken the lead early in the second half when they capitalised on an error by Bernd Leno - who was poor…
Keenan Davidse is in a three-way tie for the lead and chasing his maiden victory on the Sunshine Tour going into Friday's final round of the Sun Wild Coast Sun Challenge at the Wild Coast Sun Country Club. Credit: Shaun Roy/Sunshine Tour. With 14 top-10s in his career and two…
File Photo. Britain's Tao Geoghegan Hart rode himself right into contention to win the Giro d'Italia after finishing a superb second on a dramatic stage 18. The Ineos Grenadiers rider fought superbly up the Stelvio Pass, the hardest climb in the race which tops out at 2,757m, to claw back…
Photo Credit:Lee Warren. MultiChoice Group (MCG) and the South African Football Association (SAFA) announce a landmark, 5-year sponsorship agreement that champions South African football. The partnership supports the more than 40,000 referees officiating in all matches played under the auspices of SAFA and provides assistance to both the male and…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. The Portfolio Committee on Sports, Arts and Culture has warned the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) to get its house in order to avoid jeopardising the country’s preparations for next year’s games in Tokyo, Japan. The committee raised the concern during a briefing on…
The South African Open Championship will add the iconic Gary Player Country Club to its roster of celebrated golf courses that have hosted this championship as it moves to Sun City this year where it will be played from 3-6 December, with support from Nedbank and Sun International. The 110th …
Manchester City made a winning start to their 10th attempt at winning the Champions League after fighting back to beat Porto. The Portuguese champions took a surprise early lead but Sergio Aguero quickly levelled from the spot and second-half goals from Ilkay Gundogan and substitute Ferran Torres gave City victory.…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says he feels he has "failed" with midfielder Mesut Ozil after leaving him out of his 25-man Premier League squad. The German, who had also been omitted from the Europa League squad, can now only play for Arsenal Under-23s until his deal expires…
File Photo. Shakhtar Donetsk stunned Real Madrid with a 3-2 victory that sends Zinedine Zidane’s team into Saturday’s meeting with Barcelona off the back of two humbling defeats. The Ukrainian champions arrived in Madrid without 13 first-team players after 19 positive Covid-19 tests throughout the club left them needing to…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. England's white-ball tour of South Africa next month will go ahead after it was given the green light by the South African government. They will play three Twenty20s and three one-day internationals from 27 November, all behind closed doors. England team will travel to South Africa on…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Britain's Chris Froome lost nearly 20 minutes at the Vuelta a Espana as Marc Soler won the second stage. Froome, 35, fell back from the peloton with 41km to go of the hilly 152km stage from Pamplona to Lukenberri. Ineos Grenadiers' Froome is now nearly 30 minutes…
Luke Jerling opened with a six-under-par 64 – including a front nine of 29 – to share the lead with Louis Albertse in the Sun Wild Coast Sun Challenge at the Wild Coast Sun Country Club on Wednesday. Credit: Shaun Roy/Sunshine Tour. Full Scores: https://bit.ly/35qVouK. Both Luke Jerling and Louis…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The 2020 Alfred Dunhill Championship will be played for record prize money of R29 million when professionals from the Sunshine Tour and European Tour compete in this prestigious co-sanctioned tournament at Leopard Creek from 26-29 November. The 2020 Alfred Dunhill Championship will anchor a strong run of…
Sports company PUMA has created the Neymar Jr. collection featuring the Neymar Jr. PUMA KING and apparel range for its newest football ambassador Neymar Jr. The iconic PUMA KING Platinum in black and white is the star of the PUMA x Neymar Jr. collection, with the signature NJR logo, which…
Andrea Pirlo claimed his first Champions League win as Juventus coach as Alvaro Morata's second-half brace secured a 2-0 victory at Dynamo Kiev. Juve have made an unconvincing start to life under the legendary former midfielder and are four points behind Serie A leaders Milan after four games. Morata opened…
Caption:Daniel van Tonder heads into this week's Sun Wild Coast Sun Challenge as the most in-form golfer on the Sunshine Tour with three victories from his last four tournaments. Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Daniel van Tonder will look to continue his incredible form on the Sunshine Tour as he heads…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. UAE Team Emirates rider Fernando Gaviria has tested positive for coronavirus for a second time this year and is out of the Giro d'Italia. The Colombian tested positive in the Giro's latest round of testing, as did a Team AG2R La Mondiale staff member. Gaviria also tested…
File Photo. Orlando Pirates have confirmed the signing of Maritzburg United goalkeeper Richard Ofori. The 26-year-old has agreed to a three-year deal with Pirates, and will add to their keeping stocks that also include Wayne Sandilands and Siyabonga Mpontshane. "I am very happy to be here. It is a dream…
South African professional golf has received a major boost with the announcement that the Joburg Open will make its return to the Sunshine Tour and European Tour schedules this November, thereby ushering in the country's return to international golf following lockdown. The 2020 Joburg Open will be played from 19-22…
Just when they think you couldn’t get any faster PUMA has unveiled the Turbo Pack featuring turbocharged editions of the ULTRA 1.1 and the FUTURE 6.1. Created for football in high gear, putting the torque of a turbocharged engine and all the control of a highly tuned machine at your…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Jos Buttler made a brilliant unbeaten 70 from 48 balls as Rajasthan Royals beat Chennai Super Kings by seven wickets in the Indian Premier League. England batsman Buttler, who came in at 28-3 in pursuit of 126 in Dubai, hit seven fours and two sixes to seal…
CJ Cup final-round leaderboard -20 J Kokrak (US); -18 Schauffele (US); -17 T Hatton (Eng), R Henley (US); -16 T Gooch (US); -13 J Niemann (Chi); -12 B Watson (US), L Griffin (US) Selected others:-8 I Poulter (Eng), M Fitzpatrick (Eng), J Thomas (US); -7 J Rahm (Spa); -6 S…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Amazulu have unveiled their new signings for the upcoming Premier Soccer League season, with Siphiwe Tshabalala and Luvuyo Memela among the big names. The KwaZulu-Natal outfit have also added ex-Orlando Pirates star Augustine Mulenga, while his former teammate Xola Mlambo is another new arrival to an increasingly …
The South African National Short Course Swimming Championships will kick off behind closed doors on Saturday, 24th October 2020 and will conclude on Tuesday, 27th October 2020. Swimming SA hosted Regional Short Course Championships, which were held around the country from 26th-27th September 2020, and due to the lockdown regulations…
Photo Credit:Premier League. Ross Barkley drilled in an injury-time strike to maintain Aston Villa's 100% start to the season as they edged to victory at Leicester. The game looked set to be the first goalless match of the campaign, but on-loan Chelsea midfielder Barkley finished incisively into the bottom corner…
File Photo. Briton Tao Geoghegan Hart won his first Grand Tour stage to climb to fourth place overall at the Giro d'Italia. His win on stage 15 gave Ineos Grenadiers their fifth stage victory at the 2020 Giro, while Deceuninck-Quick Step's Joao Almeida held onto the leader's pink jersey. Several…
File Photo. Mamelodi Sundowns 2020-21 season got off to a nightmare start when they were beaten 1-0 by Bloemfontein Celtic in the last MTN8 quarterfinal. After a goalless opening 45 minutes, the second half almost saw a goal soon after the restart when Peter Shalulile ran onto a ball over…
Photo Credit:Muzi Ntombela. Former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo will be in court on Monday on assault charges after he was involved in a stabbing on Saturday. Khuzwayo — capped three times for SA — tweeted on Sunday morning that he was in hospital after being stabbed…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. West Ham came back from three goals down with under 10 minutes to go to rescue a point in an astonishing comeback against Tottenham. Manuel Lanzini's brilliant long-range strike in injury time levelled the scores after Spurs had taken complete control with three goals in the opening…
File Photo. Teofimo Lopez beat Vasyl Lomachenko by a unanimous points decision in Las Vegas to become the undisputed world lightweight champion. The American's win over the Ukrainian means he now adds the WBA, WBO and WBC 'Franchise' titles to his IBF belt. Lopez, 23, dominated the first half of…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. CJ Cup third-round leaderboard -15 R Henley (US); -12 X Schauffele (US), L Griffin (US), T Gooch (US), J Kokrak (US); -10 J Thomas (US), J Day (Aus), T Hatton (Eng) Selected others: -9 C Moriwaka (US); -8 R McIlroy (NI), B Watson (US), H Matsuyama (Jap); …
Photo Credit:Al Ahly. Al Ahly have defeated Wydad Athletic Club 2-0 in the first leg of the CAF Champions League semi-finals on Saturday. The Reds started the game with a bang and scored after just five of play through Mohamed Magdy Afsha. Afsha managed to capitalize on a defensive error…
Kenya's Peres Jepchirchir sets a world record in the women's half marathon during the 2020 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships on Saturday in Gdynia, Poland.Photo Credit:AFP. Kenya's Peres Jepchirchir has broken her own world record for a women-only half marathon. The 27-year-old ran one hour five minutes 16 seconds at…
File Photo. A superb second-half display gave New Zealand at 27-7 win over Australia in their second Bledisloe Cup match at a near sold-out Eden Park in Auckland. After a dramatic draw in the opening game last week, the All Blacks led 10-7 at half-time and scored three quick tries…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester United scored three late goals at Newcastle to earn victory and help ease the misery inflicted by the heavy defeat against Tottenham. It was an incredible final few minutes for a team who looked as if they had blown their chance of three points following Bruno…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The Stormers opened their Super Rugby Unlocked campaign with a come-from-behind 23-17 victory over the Lions at Newlands. The hosts struggled against the aggressive linespeed of the Lions, who deservedly took a 10-6 lead into half time. That forced Damian Willemse and Warrick Gelant on to the…
Barcelona were shocked by Getafe 1-0 on Saturday in a match that saw United States international Sergino Dest make his first start. Barça played well and missed a couple of really good chances in the first half, but couldn’t maintain the intensity in the second and saw a gritty Getafe…
Photo Credit:AP. Striker Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munch swept aside Bundesliga newcomers Arminia Bielefeld 4-1. Poland's Lewandowski, 32, has now scored 102 goals in his last 100 games for Bayern. Germany midfielder Thomas Muller scored either side of Lewandowski's double to make it 4-0 before Ritsu Doan netted…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Orlando Pirates beat 10-man Cape Town City 1-0 at Orlando Stadium to book their place in the MTN8 semifinals. Terrence Dzvukamanja scored the only goal in a game in which Fagrie Lakay received his marching orders. City were the better team in the opening exchanges but it…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester City got back to winning ways in the Premier Lead after Raheem Sterling's first half goal handed them a 1-0 victory over Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium. Sterling, given the armband by manager Pep Guardiola with Fernandinho on the bench and Kevin de Bruyne injured, finished…
File Photo. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice in three minutes as in-form AC Milan beat rivals Inter to maintain their winning start to the Serie A season. Ibrahimovic tapped in to open the scoring after Samir Handanovic saved his penalty and made it two moments later from Rafael Leao's smart cross.…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Timo Werner scored brace and assisted another for Chelsea but Jannick Vestergaard's last-gap equaliser earned Southampton a 3-3 draw in another Premier League thriller at Stamford Bridge. With Chelsea leading 3-2 in stoppage time, Vestergaard flicked home Theo Walcott's half volley for only his second Saints goal…
Photo Credit:AP. Kagiso Rabada set a new Indian Premier League (IPL) record for the fastest bowler to pick up 50 wickets. The Delhi Capitals bowler who has now picked up a wicket in 23 successive IPL matches, got to the landmark in his 27th match in the tournament on Saturday…
File Photo. Italy's world time-trial champion Filippo Ganna won Saturday's Giro d'Italia 14th stage with Portugal's Joao Almeida tightening his grip on the leader's pink jersey. Ganna claimed his third stage win in this year's race over 34.1km through Italy's sparkling wine Prosecco region. He clocked 42min 40sec, with Australian…
Photo Credit: Gallo Images. Defending champions SuperSport United became the first team to book their place in the MTN8 semifinals following a 3-2 win over Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila at Thohoyandou Stadium. Goals from Bradley Grobler, Iqraam Rayners and Gamphani Lungu spearheaded Supersport to victory,while Mogakolodi Ngele scored a brace for…
Photo Credit:IPL. AB de Villiers smashed 55 from 22 balls to guide Royal Challengers Bangalore to a seven-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. RCB, chasing 178 to win, had fallen to 102-3 and needed 64 from the final 30 balls to register an unlikely win. De…
Photo Credit:EvertonFC. Everton came from behind twice to maintain their unbeaten start to the Premier League in a Merseyside derby thriller as Liverpool were denied a stoppage-time winner by the video assistant referee. Sadio Mane put the visitors ahead in the third minute but they were furious soon afterwards when…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Award-winning South African referee, Victor Gomes will take charge of a highly anticipated Africa Cup of Nations Group D qualifier between Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The match will take place on 17 November 2020 at the Estádio 11 de Novembro stadium in Luanda, Angola.…
Photo Credit:Cheetahs. Cheetahs coach Hawies Fourie has hailed his side’s victory over the Vodacom Bulls after the adversity the franchise faced over the past couple of weeks. Despite having to cling on to a narrow two-point margin for a 19-17 win in the second round of Super Rugby Unlocked, Fourie…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Tottenham have signed Wales centre-back Joe Rodon from Swansea on a five-year deal for an initial £11m plus add-ons. Rodon, 22, made 54 appearances for the Championship club having made his Swans debut during the 2018-19 campaign. He started all three of Wales' matches during the international…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne will miss Saturday's home Premier League game against Arsenal through injury. The Belgium midfielder, 29, was substituted in his country's Nations League match against England on Sunday. Belgium manager Roberto Martinez said the move was a "precaution", but City boss Pep Guardiola…
File Photo. Seven-time MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi said he has tested positive for coronavirus and will miss this weekend’s Grand Prix of Aragon. The 41-year-old Italian said he could also miss next week’s Teruel Grand Prix at the same circuit in Spain. "Unfortunately, this morning I woke up and…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. The Premier Soccer League (PSL) released the 2020-21 DStv Premiership fixtures on Friday 16 October. Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns will feature in the opening act of the DStv Premiership at FNB Stadium on Saturday, 24 October. At the same time, Baroka FC will be at home…
PUMA ambassador Virat Kohli, Captain Indian Cricket TEAM played host for an Instagram Live session with Pep Guardiola, coach of football club Manchester City. The 30-minute conversation saw them discuss sports and lessons from the pitch. Pep highlighted the importance of character over skill, mental strength, his mentor and coach…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Thanks to October's international break, we have had to wait another week for the return of Bundesliga football. But now the German top-flight is back and so are we, with all 18 teams in actions across just two days this coming weekend. Bundesliga stars were still taking…
File:South African President Cyril Ramaphosa congratulated victorious Springboks skipper Siya Kolisi after the Rugby World Cup final in Yokohama. SA Rugby have announced that they have reluctantly been forced to withdraw the Springboks from this year’s Rugby Championship. Due to the on-gong complications related to the Covid-19 pandemic and concerns…
Photo Credit:Reuters. South Africa has withdrawn from the Rugby Championship to cut the number of tournament matches in half. The South African rugby body said it has "noted"media reports that the Springboks will withdraw from the Rugby Championship and has made no move to deny it, with an official announcement…
Photo Credit: Gallo Images. Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila will be aiming to make the perfect start among South Africa's elite when they host SuperSport United in the opening MTN8 quarterfinal of the 2020-21 season on Saturday at the Thohoyandou Stadium. Kick-off is at 3:00pm. TTM's place in the country's premier division…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. The League will announce the 2020/21 DStv Premiership fixtures at 10h00 on Friday, 16 October 2010. The DStv Premiership will kick-off on Saturday, 24 October 2020. Meanwhile the PSL Awards will be held virtually this year‚ on Thursday next week (October 22). PSL Awards Nominees for 2019-20:…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Lamontville Golden Arrows have confirmed Mandla Ncikazi as their new head coach. Ncikazi‚ the 51-year-old former defender of the now-defunct African Wanderers‚ will work with the club’s former striker Mabhudi Khenyeza‚ who was unveiled this week as the new assistant at Arrows. "Our journey continues with Mandla…
Photo Credit:WorldAthletics. Kenya's Daniel Wanjiru, winner of the 2017 London Marathon, has been banned from athletics until 2023 for doping. Wanjiru was provisionally suspended in April but denied taking a prohibited substance and requested a tribunal. The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has now confirmed the 28-year-old's ban, in place until…
Photo Credit:Muzi Ntombela. Saint George have announced the arrival of former Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp, who is expected to take up the reins of the side in the next week. Middendorp was axed as Chiefs boss after failing to lead the side to the league title last month on…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Harry Maguire's miserable start to the season continued as he became the first England defender to be sent off at Wembley as the hosts lost to Denmark. Manchester United captain Maguire, 27, was booked twice in the space of 25 first-half minutes. Former Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Juventus have been awarded a 3-0 win over Napoli, who have been docked a point after they failed to fulfil their Serie A fixture earlier this month. With two positive Covid-19 tests before the game, Napoli were ordered not to travel by their local health authority. Serie…
File Photo. France's Arnaud Demare claimed his fourth win of the 2020 Giro d'Italia in a sprint finish on stage 11. The Groupama-FDJ rider held off Peter Sagan and Alvaro Jose Hodeg at the end of the 182km ride from Porto Sant'Elpidio to Rimini. Portugal's Joao Almeida maintained his lead…
Global sports company PUMA has signed a long-term partnership with the top 2020 NBA prospect LaMelo Ball, who will serve as a brand ambassador both on and off the court. “I am really excited to be joining the PUMA family,"said LaMelo Ball. "I believe the brand is the perfect partner…
Photo Credit:Reuters. South Africa have delayed their departure to the Rugby Championship while they decide whether to take part during the coronavirus pandemic. The Springboks have not played since beating England in the World Cup final in Japan last November. The six-week championship, which begins on 31 October, will be…
Photo Credit:Orlando Pirates. Orlando Pirates have completed the signing of former BidVest Wits midfielder Thabang Monare on a two-year contract, the fourth new signing from the now defunct Clever Boys. Monare joins as a free agent after terminating his deal with Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila, who had purchased the status of…
Photo Credit:GCIS. Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa has given the International Cricket Council notice to intervene in Cricket South Africa's affairs. The notice of government intervention follows a series of meetings between Mthethwa and CSA in a bid to resolve the leadership crisis at the national cricket body. The minister said…
Photo Credit:UERO2020. Spain were made to pay for a host of wasted chances as Ukraine inflicted their first defeat in nearly two years. Leeds forward Rodrigo wasted two headers as Ukraine goalkeeper Georgi Bushchan continually frustrated the former world champions in the stadium where they won Euro 2012. Spain had…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. World number one Dustin Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus, the PGA Tour has announced. Johnson, 36, who is now self-isolating, has withdrawn from the CJ Cup, which starts on 15 October at Shadow Creek. The American last competed in September's US Open where he finished tied…
Photo Credit:EURO2020. The Portuguese soccer federation has confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for the coronavirus. The federation said Ronaldo was doing well and had no symptoms. It did not say when he tested positive. Ronaldo played in the 0-0 draw at France in the Nations League on Sunday,…
File Photo. South African tennis ace Kevin Anderson has been named as president of the ATP Player Council. Anderson, a former world No 5, had previously served as the council's vice-president. The governing body of men's professional tennis also announced that four new players have been elected to the ATP…
AmaZulu Football Club (F.C) are evoking the "Rebirth of the Warrior" with the new official Umbro kit for the DSTV Premier Soccer League season. Officially unveiled at The Zunguness in the KZN Midlands on 12 October 2020, the new home and away jerseys are inspired by a Zulu spear print…
File Photo. The Mitchelton-Scott team and title contender Steven Kruijswijk have withdrawn from the Giro d'Italia after the latest round of Covid-19 testing. Jumbo-Visma's Dutchman Kruijswijk and Team Sunweb's Michael Matthews tested positive as did four staff members of the Australian team, from 571 tests. "As a social responsibility we've…
File Photo. Kubrat Pulev will fight champion Anthony Joshua in a world heavyweight title bout in London on 12 December, the Bulgarian claims. Joshua was originally scheduled to fight Pulev, 39, on 20 June but it was postponed due coronavirus. "It's official: Pulev vs. Joshua on 12 December in London,"…
In 2011 a motorcycle accident changed Reyaan Traut’s life forever. Since then he has won 12 gold medals in the South African & Western Cape track, time trial and road cycling championships, finished eighth in the Manchester Para Internationals and was the first disabled athlete to finish sub-three hours in…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Steve Komphela has confirmed that he will join Mamelodi Sundowns after his sudden resignation at Golden Arrows on Sunday. "I would like to express my deep gratitude to the Chairperson of Lamontville Golen Arrows, Mato Madlala and to Golden Arrows FC for their support and encouragement whilst…
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