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Photo Credit:Getty Images. The Denver Nuggets saw off a final-quarter surge from the Los Angeles Lakers to win 114-106 in the Western Conference finals in Florida. The Nuggets now trail 2-1 in the best-of-seven series after Jamal Murray scored 28 points and Jerami Grant 26. It brought the Lakers' six-game…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Barcelona have agreed to let striker Luis Suarez join La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid. Suarez is not wanted at Barca and the Catalans were happy to release him for free, providing he did not join certain other top clubs. The Uruguayan agreed terms on a reduced salary…
Photo Credit:Reuters. West Ham have confirmed that manager David Moyes, along with two members of the first-team, have tested positive for coronavirus. Issa Diop and Josh Cullen, who were originally named in the starting XI for the game against Hull on Tuesday night, have also contracted COVID-19. All three left…
Caption:Carling Black Label Brand Manager – Khwezi Vika , Former Kaizer Chiefs Midfielder – Josta Dladla, Kaizer Chiefs Communications Officer – Vina Maphosa, Former Orlando Pirates Striker – Phumudzo Manenzde , Orlando Pirates Media Officer – Thandi Merafi , Head Coach Golden Arrows, SMSA CEO Bertie Grobbelaar, Sports Commentator –…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Swiss prosecutors have requested a 36-month prison sentence for ex-FIFA secretary general Jérôme Valcke and a 28-month term for Paris Saint-Germain President Nasser Al-Khelaifi at their corruption trial. AFP reports that, prosecutor Joël Pahud did not oppose part of the sentences being suspended. Valcke has been charged…
 Image@FCBayernEN. Four broadcasters to show Bundesliga matches in Mexico and Central America during the 2020-21 season Combination of pay-TV, Free-to-Air and Over-The-Top offerings means more chances to watch the German top flight than ever before Individual deals deliver on goal of bringing the Bundesliga closer to fans throughout the region…
File Photo. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed plans for fans to return to watch live sport events in England from 1 October will not go ahead. The plans were placed under review after a rise in coronavirus cases. The UK's Covid-19 alert level has moved to 4, meaning transmission…
Photo Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. A weekend of South African golf success around the world has inspired Tristen Strydom to push even harder for his maiden Sunshine Tour victory when he tees it up in this week's Vodacom Championship Unlocked at ERPM Golf Club. Strydom is part of another strong…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Inter Milan have signed midfielder Arturo Vidal from Barcelona for just over £900,000. The Chilean's move to the San Siro sees him reunite with Inter boss Antonio Conte, with whom he won three Serie A titles during their time together at Juventus. At 33, Vidal is the…
Photo Credit:AP. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice as AC Milan got off to a winning start in Serie A against Bologna at the San Siro stadium. Ibrahimovic, 38, headed in Theo Hernandez's curling cross from the left in the first half before making it 2-0 from the spot after the break.…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester City held off a second-half Wolves fightback to begin their quest to regain the Premier League title with a win at Molineux. City did the damage in a superb first half as Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year Kevin de Bruyne and Phil Foden, playing…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. World number one Novak Djokovic won a record 36th Masters title by beating Diego Schwartzman in the Italian Open. The Serb, playing in his first tournament since being disqualified from this month's US Open, won 7-5 6-3 in the final to ensure he goes into next week's…
Photo Credit:Orlando Pirates. Orlando Pirates have unveiled new signings Thulani Hlatshwayo and Deon Hotto following their arrival from now defunct BidVest Wits. "We are pleased to welcome Thulani and Deon to the Club,” Pirates chairman Dr Irvin Khoza said in a statement. "These are two players who have a proven…
Photo Credit:Kaizer Chiefs. Kaizer Chiefs have announced Dillon Sheppard and Arthur Zwane as Gavin Hunt's assistants for the next three seasons. The duo joins the technical team this week, with Arthur returning to the first team squad after having been there from 2010 to 2012. Zwane played for Kaizer Chiefs…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Top seed Simona Halep warmed up for next week's French Open by winning her first Italian Open title after opponent Karolina Pliskova retired injured. Romania's Halep led 6-0 2-1 against the Czech second seed, whose movement seemed to be hampered from the start. After a 20-minute first…
South African professional golf is celebrating a truly outstanding weekend, with the country's golfers flying the flag across the golf world and across generations. In Portugal, young star Garrick Higgo, a product of the GolfRSA National Squad, achieved his maiden victory on the European Tour in the Open de Portugal…
The Sunshine Tour's continued drive to restart its schedule has been given another major boost with the announcement that Vodacom will sponsor the final two tournaments on the Tour's new Rise-Up Series. The five-tournament Rise-Up Series will now close with back-to-back Vodacom tournaments totalling a joint R1.2 million in prize…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Cristiano Ronaldo scored as Juventus marked Andrea Pirlo's first match as head coach with a comfortable 3-0 win over Sampdoria in Serie A. Sweden winger Dejan Kulusevski opened the scoring on his debut, with a calm finish into the bottom left corner. And Leonardo Bonucci prodded in…
File Photo. US Open final leaderboard -6 B DeChambeau (US); E M Wolff (US); +2 L Oosthuizen (SA); +3 H English (US); +4 X Schauffele (US); +5 D Johnson (US), W Zalatoris (US) Selected others: +6 R McIlroy (NI), J Thomas (US), T Finau (US); +7 L Westwood (Eng), P…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Liverpool delivered a powerful statement of intent about their desire to retain the Premier League title with a comfortable dismissal of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The Reds were already in complete control even before Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen was correctly shown a red card on the stroke…
Photo Credit:TadejPogacar.com. Slovenia's Tadej Pogacar confirmed his victory as the second youngest Tour de France champion in history after Sam Bennett won the final sprint in Paris. Pogacar, 21, overhauled long-term race leader Primoz Roglic with a stunning time trial win on Saturday to claim the yellow jersey on his…
Photo Credit:Julien Crosnier /FFT. Defending Internazionali BNL d'Italia champion Karolina Pliskova surged into a second straight final in Rome, dispatching 2019 Roland Garros runner-up Marketa Vondrousova, 6-2, 6-4. Pliskova navigated a tricky second set after a scintillating opener against her countrywoman, booking a championship match with fellow former World No.1…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Novak Djokovic moved one win away from a record-breaking 36th ATP Masters 1000 trophy on Sunday with a 7-5, 6-3 victory against Casper Ruud in the Internazionali BNL d’Italia semi-finals. The World No. 1 saved two set points in the first set and fired 12 aces to…
Photo Credit:PSG. France forward Kylian Mbappe marked his return to action with a vintage performance and a goal as champions Paris St Germain rediscovered their form with an impressive 3-0 win at Nice in Ligue 1 on Sunday. Mbappe had missed their opening three games - two defeats and one…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Son Heung-Min scored four goals as Tottenham Hotspur came back from a goal down to thrash Southampton 5-2 at St Mary's Stadium. The South Korea international combined with Harry Kane for all four of his goals as Spurs took control after Danny Ings' fine finish from a…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. World number two Simona Halep stayed on course to win her first Italian Open title after beating Garbine Muguruza 6-3 4-6 6-4 in the semi-finals in Rome. Top seed Halep, 28, overpowered her 26-year-old opponent in the first set. The pair then traded several breaks in the…
File Photo. The South African Football Association (SAFA) has consolidated its Technical Committee by roping in the expertise of several ex footballers and coaches. The Committee is chaired by SAFA NEC senior member Jack Maluleka who himself was an accomplished soccer player. His deputy is football legend, Buddha Mathathe who…
Photo Credit:IPL. England all-rounder Sam Curran helped Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians in the opening game of the 2020 Indian Premier League. Curran recorded bowling figures of 1-28 from four overs and took two catches as the holders made 162-9. He then hit 18 from six balls as CSK…
Photo Credit:AP. The Boston Celtics claimed a dominant 117-106 win over the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference finals to close the gap to 2-1 in the best-of-seven series. Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum led the Celtics fightback as they avoided a third loss on the bounce in Florida. It…
Photo Credit:Sam Greenwood. -5 M Wolff (US); -3 B DeChambeau (US); -1 L Oosthuizen (SA); Level H Matsuyama (Jpn), X Schauffele (US); +1 R McIlroy (NI) Selected others: +3 P Reed (US); +4 J Thomas (US); +5 P Casey (Eng), D Johnson (US), L Westwood (Eng); +7 J Rahm (Spa); …
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Rafael Nadal was beaten in straight sets in the quarter-final of the Italian Open but Novak Djokovic is through to the semi-finals. The nine-time champion lost to Argentina's Diego Schwartzman for the first time in his career, going down 6-2 7-5 as he struggled with his serve.…
Image@Arsenal. Arsenal will not need to be told that they were fortunate to win against a West Ham United team that had controlled most of the game and created the best of the chances. The final scoreline, sealed by a late finish by substitute Eddie Nketiah, will feel like yet…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester United suffered a shock 3-1 defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace in their opening Premier League match of the season. Wilfried Zaha double and an Andros Townsend strike sealed the points for the visitors as United lost their first league opener at home since 2014.…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Leeds came out on top in a seven-goal thriller against Fulham in their first Premier League home game for 16 years. Marcelo Bielsa's side opening two Premier League games this season have seen 14 goals, the most in a top-flight side's opening two matches since Wolves in…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Tottenham Hotspur have re-signed Wales forward Gareth Bale from Spanish champions Real Madrid on a season-long loan. Bale originally joined Tottenham as a 17-year-old from Southampton in 2007 for an initial payment of £5m. He has also won two La Liga titles, one Copa del Rey, three…
File Photo. The Eastern Province Rugby Union and SA Rugby have decided to liquidate Southern Kings. In a statement released this afternoon, SA Rugby said the decision was taken with the Pro14 franchise R55m in the red and with no income expected for the remainder of 2020. Kings have become…
Photo Credit:TadejPogacar.com. Tadej Pogacar is set to win the Tour de France ahead of strong favourite Primoz Roglic in one of the most dramatic turnarounds in the race's history. Pogacar, 21, will be confirmed as the youngest winner for 110 years at the end of Sunday's largely processional stage to…
Image@LFC. Liverpool have completed the signing of Portugal forward Diogo Jota from Wolves in a £41m deal that could rise to £45m with add-ons. The 23-year-old has signed a five-year deal with the Premier League champions. The move represents a net outlay of about £30m for Liverpool, with defender Ki-Jana…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane said he "never had a problem" with Gareth Bale, with the Wales forward set to rejoin Tottenham on loan. A run of injuries, indifferent form and a reported falling-out with Zidane saw the Welshman become a marginal figure at the Spanish club.…
Photo Credit:@Everton. Dominic Calvert-Lewin hit a first career hat-trick and James Rodriguez scored on his home debut as Everton continued their impressive start to the Premier League season with a dominant win against 10-man West Brom. West Brom took an early lead through an excellent solo effort by Grady Diangana,…
Image@BrumbiesRugby. The Brumbies were crowned Super Rugby AU champions after clinching a 28-23 victory over the Reds in Canberra on Saturday. Despite losing to the Reds in a dead-rubber a fortnight ago, the Brumbies were favourites coming into this title-decider. The Reds fought with courage and determination, but they were…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. US Open second-round leaderboard -4 P Reed (US); -3 B DeChambeau (US); -2 J Thomas (US), R Cabrera-Bello (Spa), H English (US); -1 J Kokrak (US) Selected others: Level X Schauffele (US); +1 J Rahm (Spa); +3 L Westwood (Eng), D Johnson (US), R McIlroy (NI); +5 …
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets 126-114 to go 1-0 up in the NBA Western Conference final in Florida. Anthony Davis top-scored with 37 points and 10 rebounds in what was the Lakers' first conference final series appearance since 2010. The second match of the…
Image@FCBayernEN. Serge Gnabry scored a hat-trick and Leroy Sane scored on his Bayern Munich debut as they opened the new Bundesliga season with a demolition of Schalke. Leroy Sane, making his debut after a £44.7m move from Manchester City, assisted two of Gnabry's goals. Hansi Flick's side have won 22…
File Photo. Next month's Scottish Open will be the first European Tour event played in front of spectators since March. The tournament at the Renaissance Club in East Lothian has been chosen as a pilot for the return of fans, with 650 permitted on both Saturday and Sunday. Only Edinburgh…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo has been named the NBA's Most Valuable Player for the second successive season. He becomes only the third player, after Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon, to earn the MVP and Defensive Player of the Year award in the same season. Antetokounmpo, 25,…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Soren Kragh Andersen claimed his second win of the Tour de France with another shrewd late solo attack on stage 19. Team Sunweb's Andersen, 26, attacked from a break 16km out and powered to the line in Champagnole, 53 seconds ahead of Luka Mezgec in second. Ireland's…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Black Leopards secured their top-flight status for another season following a 2-0 win over Ajax Cape Town in a Premier Soccer League (PSL) promotion/ relegation play-offs. Lidoda Duvha finished 15th in South Africa’s top tier league, meaning they had to slug it out against the top two…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has arrived at Tottenham Hotspur's training ground as he nears a return to the club. Wales international Bale, 31, is expected to rejoin Spurs on loan. He flew into Luton Airport on Friday before travelling to the training ground in Enfield, North…
Photo Credit:Mamelodi Sundowns. Mamelodi Sundowns have officially announced the signing of Peter Shalulile and Mothobi Mvala from Highlands Park. In a statement released on Friday, the club said both players have signed five-year deals. The announcement comes a week after Sundowns completed a domestic treble, also securing a spot in…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Akani Simbine, delivered in style on Thursday night, showcasing his fine form by charging to victory at the seventh leg of the Wanda Diamond League series in Rome, Italy. Simbine won the men's 100m race in 9.96 seconds, crossing the line just 0.04 outside the season's best…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Thiago Alcantara, who has agreed a deal to sign for Liverpool, says leaving Bayern Munich was the "most difficult decision" of his career. The Spain midfielder's arrival has not been officially announced by Liverpool, but Thiago, 29, has said goodbye to Bayern in an open letter. "I…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Tottenham survived a scare to reach the third qualifying round of the Europa League as they came from behind to beat nine-man Lokomotiv Plovdiv. Georgi Minchev headed the Bulgarians ahead on 72 minutes as Spurs looked in danger of falling at the first hurdle. But Harry Kane…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Michal Kwiatkowski won stage 18 to give Ineos Grenadiers their first win of the 2020 Tour de France as Adam Yates fell back in the general classification. Kwiatkowski and Ineos team-mate Richard Carapaz rode away from the rest of the field on the huge mountain stage. They…
South African golf received another welcome boost with the news that the iconic Gary Player Country Club will reopen its fairways on Saturday 19 September as part of the Sun City Resort's general resumption of activities, and with a R1-million prize on offer for one lucky Sun MVG golfer. The…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich for at least £20m, plus £5m in add-ons, on a four-year contract. Thiago, 29, joined the German giants from Barcelona in 2013 and played in last season's Champions League final victory over Paris St-Germain.…
LaLiga, Spain’s premier professional football league,announced a two-fold partnership agreement with South African sports-wagering provider, Hollywoodbets. The two partners will extend their existing agreement covering the South African market and will initiate a new partnership in Mozambique. LaLiga is a popular football league with millions of dedicated fans on the…
Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed the appointment of Gavin Hunt as the new head coach on a three year deal. Hunt takes over from Ernst Middendorp who was sacked at the end of the season following Amakhosi's unsuccessful Absa Premiership title challenge. He brings a wealth of experience since he joined…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. The Premier Soccer League confirmed the approval of the Executive Committee of the National Soccer League for the sale of Highlands Park to TS Galaxy. The Rockets, who are owned by former agent Tim Sukazi, indicated that they have reached an agreement with the Lions of the…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. The South African rugby season will be kick-started back into action on September 26 with a double header at Loftus. Bulls will take on the Sharks‚ while the Lions will play the Stormers in a rugby festival that will go by the name Vodacom Super Fan Day.…
Photo Credit:Reuters. Lamine Diack, the ex-head of athletics' governing body, has been jailed after being found guilty of corruption. The Senegalese, 87, faced corruption and money-laundering charges linked to the Russian doping scandal. Diack was convicted of accepting bribes from athletes suspected of doping to cover up test results and…
Photo Credit:Cricket.Com. Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey's record-breaking 212-run partnership steered Australia to a thrilling one-day series victory over England at Emirates Old Trafford. Chasing 303, Maxwell hit a blistering 108 from 90 balls and Carey a more measured 106 as a belligerent partnership rescued Australia from 73-5. Maxwell fell…
Photo Credit:Getty Images Miguel Angel Lopez won stage 17 of the Tour de France as Primoz Roglic extended his lead in the race. Astana's Lopez pulled clear of the other general classification contenders on the final climb of the day, beating Roglic into second by 15 seconds. The stage victory…
Photo Credit:World Athletics. Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk has marked an emotional return to competitive athletics by winning the 400m at the Gala dei Castelli meet in Switzerland. The South African started out of the blocks slowly in Lane 4 but powered home down the finishing straight to win in …
Photo Credit:Premier League. Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has signed a new three-year deal with the club. The 31-year-old striker joined the Gunners in January 2018 and won the Premier League Golden Boot in his first full season in 2018-19. "Signing for this special club was never in doubt," he said.…
Photo Credit:AFP. Cricket South Africa will lose ODI sponsor Momentum, whose contract expires in April 2021. In a statement issued on Tuesday afternoon, Momentum confirmed it will not seek to renew its sponsorship of international ODIs, the franchise one-day cup, the national club championships, the under-13, under-15 and under-17 school's…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. German Lennard Kamna produced a superb solo break to power to victory on stage 16 of the Tour de France as Primoz Roglic maintained the overall lead. The Bora-Hansgrohe rider, 24, pulled away on the penultimate climb of the 164km stage from La Tour-du-Pin to Villard-de-Lans to…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Ajax Cape Town are now level with Black Leopards with six points in the playoffs standings, but the Urban Warriors top the log because of a superior goal difference. Eleazor Rodgers hat-trick saw Ajax Cape Town coming back from being 1-0 down to win their relegation/promotion clash…
The English Football League will continue to stage pilots with up to 1,000 fans at matches this weekend, following approval from the government. EFL clubs were asked to put in requests by Tuesday in order for their plans to be signed off in time. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden will meet…
Photo Credit:@Timowerner. Chelsea got their Premier League campaign on track after lethal finishing coupled with a slice of good fortune gave them a 3-1 win at Brighton & Hove Albion late on Monday. The Blues finished 33 points adrift of the Reds last season and lost both league fixtures against…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Highlands Park co-director Sinky Mnisi’s lawyer Mandla Tshabalala has confirmed that the Premier Soccer League(PSL) has declined the sale of the club to TS Galaxy. According to Tshabalala, the deal was turned down by the league’s governing body based on section 112 of the Companies Act. Mnisi…
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has topped the Forbes list for highest-earning footballers in 2020. Forbes estimated Messi’s yearly earnings at $126m (£97.2m) with Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo second on $117m (£90.3m). Neymar was in third with Paris St-Germain team-mate Kylian Mbappe fourth. Three Premier League players – Mohamed Salah, Paul Pogba…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Paris St-Germain will "strongly support" their playmaker Neymar after he said he was racially abused by Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez. Neymar was the last of five red cards in Sunday's bad-tempered Ligue 1 match,sent off for hitting Gonzalez. On Twitter, Neymar accused his opponent of racism and…
Photo Credit:Mercedes. Formula 1 bosses are looking into whether Lewis Hamilton broke rules at the Tuscan Grand Prix by wearing a T-shirt highlighting police brutality. A spokesman for the FIA said the matter was "under active consideration". He said the FIA was a non-political organisation and was considering if Hamilton's…
South African George Coetzee claimed his fifth European Tour victory with a one-shot win at the Portugal Masters. The 34-year-old world number 147 began the final day one stroke ahead and carded a five-under 66 for a 16-under total at Dom Pedro Victoria, Vilamoura. Laurie Canter, the 30-year-old from Bath…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Austria's Dominic Thiem clinched his first Grand Slam title after a gritty fightback from two sets down stunned Alexander Zverev in the US Open final. Second seed Thiem, 27, had lost his previous three major finals and looked destined for another agonising defeat. But 23-year-old Zverev, playing…
Photo Credit:Cricket.Com. Second one-day international, Emirates Old Trafford England 231-9 (50 overs): Morgan 42, T Curran 37, Zampa 3-36 Australia 207 (48.4 overs): Finch 73, Archer 3-34, Woakes 3-32 England won by 24 runs; series level 1-1 England claimed an astonishing 24-run victory as Australia crumbled in the second one-day…
Photo Credit:@Everton. Dominic Calvert-Lewin's brilliant header ensured new-look Everton made a flying start to the Premier League season with victory at Tottenham. Calvert-Lewin gave Hugo Lloris no chance after connecting with Lucas Digne's in-swinging free-kick to earn the Toffees a first win over Spurs since 2012. In a high-octane encounter,…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Tadej Pogacar won stage 15 of the Tour de France to slightly cut Primoz Roglic's lead as defending champion Egan Bernal dropped out of contention. Pogacar beat yellow jersey Roglic in a sprint to the line and now trails his fellow Slovenian by 40 seconds. Bernal cracked…
Photo Credit:Mercedes. Lewis Hamilton took his 90th career victory by beating Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas in a chaotic, incident-strewn Tuscan Grand Prix. The victory takes the Briton to within one race victory of Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 – a landmark he could equal in Sochi, Russia, a week next…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Jamie Vardy converted two penalties to help Leicester City get off to a winning start in the Premier League season with a 3-0 victory at promoted West Bromwich Albion. After goalkeeper Sam Johnstone twice came to the home side's rescue with saves to deny Harvey Barnes in…
Bloemfontein Celtic have lodged a complaint with the Premier Soccer League (PSL) after Mamelodi Sundowns had the suspended Tebogo Langerman on the bench in their Nedbank Cup Final match. While the player did not take to the field in the game,however rules stipulate that suspended players may not "be dressed…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. LeBron James scored 29 points as the Los Angeles Lakers reached their first Western Conference in 10 years with a 119-96 win over the Houston Rockets. The last time they reached this stage was when Lakers legend Kobe Bryant led them to the 2010 NBA title. Bryant,…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Debutants Callum Wilson and Jeff Hendrick both scored as Newcastle made a winning start to the 2020-21 Premier League season against an uninspiring West Ham. Wilson, summer signing from Bournemouth, was a threat throughout as the Magpies won their opening game for the first time since 2012.…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Naomi Osaka demonstrated her growing maturity to fight back against Victoria Azarenka in a compelling US Open final and claim her third Grand Slam title. Japanese fourth seed Osaka, 22, won 1-6 6-3 6-3 for her second US Open title. Osaka was overwhelmed in the first set…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Mamelodi Sundowns picked up their third trophy for the 2019/2020 season after defeating Bloemfontein Celtic in the Nedbank Cup final. The result, secured by a late goal from Gaston Sirino, saw the Brazilians complete a treble of trophies for the 2019-20 campaign, adding to their successes in…
Lionel Messi made his first appearance for Barcelona since his failed attempt to leave the club, playing in their friendly with Gimnastic de Tarragona. The 33-year-old Argentine submitted a transfer request in August but decided to stay last week because no club would be able to afford his release clause.…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Mohamed Salah completed his hat-trick with a late penalty as Premier League champions Liverpool saw off Leeds on their long-awaited return. Marcelo Bielsa's side, back in the top flight after 16 years, were impressive throughout and came from behind to level on three occasions. But Salah -…
Photo credit:Getty Images. Global sports company PUMA announced that the company has managed to ink a long-term deal with Brazilian striker Neymar Jr. He will be a brand ambassador off-pitch for the company as well, wearing PUMA's most important lifestyle, training, and sport-inspired footwear and apparel products. Neymar's 15-year-long association…
Lewis Hamilton took his seventh pole position in nine races this season at the first Tuscan Grand Prix. The world champion beat Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas by just 0.059 seconds on Formula 1's first competitive experience of the spectacular Mugello circuit. Red Bull locked out the second row, Max Verstappen…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Soren Kragh Andersen took a surprise win on stage 14 of the Tour de France to cap a sublime tactical ride by Team Sunweb. The Dane attacked with three kilometres to go in a frantic finale and stayed away to claim his first stage win. Primoz Roglic…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Black Leopards have secured a 3-1 win over Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila in the PSL promotional/relegation playoffs match at the Bidvest Stadium. The victory saw Leopards open a three points gap at the top of the playoffs standings, while TTM remained at the bottom without a single point.…
Photo Credit:Premier League. Debutants Gabriel and Willian impressed as Arsenal blew away promoted Fulham in the opening game of the Premier League season. Former Chelsea winger Willian had a hand in all three goals and Gabriel scored in his first game in English football. Arsenal were highly impressive, while Fulham…
File Photo. Germany's Alexander Zverev reached his first Grand Slam final in the most difficult manner after fighting back to beat Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta in a tense US Open five-setter. Fifth seed Zverev, 23, looked lost as Carreno Busta played smartly and precisely to race into a two-set lead.…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. SASCOC says the Resolution adopted on 8 September 2020 whereby SASCOC resolved to appoint an independent Task Team to conduct investigations into the administrative, operational and/or financial affairs of Cricket South Africa. This Resolution was not lightly adopted. Very serious issues have plagued CSA over many months…
 Photo Credit:Cricket.Com. England fell to a 19-run defeat against Australia despite Sam Billings' maiden century in the first one-day international at Old Trafford. Chasing 295, England were quickly reduced to 57-4 after a fine opening spell from pace bowler Josh Hazlewood. Billings' 118 and 88 from Jonny Bairstow gave England…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Primoz Roglic extended his lead in the yellow jersey on the Tour de France after Daniel Martinez claimed a superb win on stage 13. Roglic and fellow Slovenian Tadej Pogacar dropped all of their rivals on a gruelling final climb to Puy Mary. Defending champion Egan Bernal…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Australia will host the delayed 2020 Rugby Championship, with the southern hemisphere tournament beginning on 7 November. New Zealand and Argentina will take part in the competition, but South Africa's place is yet to be confirmed. The All Blacks were front-runners to host but lost out after…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The Los Angeles Lakers are one win away from the Western Conference final after a bruising 110-100 victory against the Houston Rockets. The Lakers now have a 3-1 lead over the Rockets in the best-of-seven semi-finals. They could reach the finals for the first time in 10…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Cricket South Africa has rejected the demand by the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee for its Board and senior officials to "step aside." Cricket SA's Members Council met late on Thursday night after Sascoc in a letter signed by its president , Aleck Skhosana demanded…
File Photo. Serena Williams' latest bid for a 24th Grand Slam singles title ended as Victoria Azarenka rolled back the years to reach the US Open final. Williams, seeking to equal the all-time record for majors, raced away with the first set but lost 1-6 6-3 6-3 to the inspired…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. The South African Sports Federation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) has made decisive steps in taking over the running of Cricket South Africa. It has been reported that SASCOC has asked the entire CSA board to step aside. However, SASCOC’s Acting CEO Ravi Govender denies this. "The short…
The CAF Executive Committee ratified the decisions of the CAF Emergency Committee on the resumption of the qualifiers for the Total Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 qualifiers and the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Ordinary General Assembly 2020 The CAF Ordinary General Assembly 2020 is scheduled on 11 December…
File Photo. Former South Africa Test player Jonty Rhodes has been appointed as Sweden’s head coach. According to a statement form the Swedish Cricket Federation, the move is part of the board's broader plans to invest in junior cricket and high performance in the country. The statement also said, "Cricket…
Photo Credit:AFP. Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel is to join the renamed Aston Martin team in Formula 1 next year. Vettel, 33, is moving to the team currently known as Racing Point from Ferrari, who earlier this year decided not to offer the German a new contract. Aston Martin said…
Photo Credit:World Athletics. Sport, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has called on all South Africans, Africans and the entire world to rally behind Caster Semenya in their quest to defeat injustice against women in sport, particularly African women. Mthethwa’s call follows a decision by the Swiss Federal Tribunal to…
Photo Credit:Ryan Wilkisky. Kaizer Chiefs have announced that they have agreed to an early termination of assistant coach Shaun Bartlett’s contract. It comes a day after head coach Ernst Middendorp was relieved of his duties following the AmaKhosi’s collapse at the end of the season that saw Mamelodi Sundowns pinch…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Australian rider Caleb Ewan snatched victory on stage 11 of the Tour de France as the sprinters went toe to toe in a thrilling finish. Seven-time green jersey winner Peter Sagan crossed second but was relegated to last and docked 13 sprint points for muscling past Wout…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Serena Williams kept alive her hopes of a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title at the US Open with a 4-6 6-3 6-2 win over Tsvetana Pironkova. The American six-time champion, 38, struggled early on with the variety of shots from the unranked player who was in…
Photo Credit:Muzi Ntombela. Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed that the club have parted ways with German coach Ernst Middendorp with immediate effect. Middendorp had Chiefs at the top of the Absa Premiership table for much of the season, but could not see them to the title as they were held to…
Photo Credit:Amazulu FC. AmaZulu have confirmed the permanent appointment of Ayanda Dlamini as head coach on a three-year deal. Dlamini, a former striker with the club, took over the reins on a temporary basis when Jozef Vukusic was suspended in March after a string poor results. His first match in…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Australia inched past a sloppy England with three balls to spare to claim a consolation victory in the final match of the Twenty20 series at the Ageas Bowl. Chasing 146, the tourists needed 60 from 60 balls with eight wickets in hand, only to tease a repeat…
File Photo. German fifth seed Alexander Zverev fought back from a set down to reach his first US Open semi-final by beating a battling Borna Coric. Zverev, 23, crumbled in the first set as the Croatian 27th seed threatened his hopes of a first Grand Slam title. But two impressive…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo became the first European to score 100 international goals in men's football and then passed that mark with both goals in the Nations League win over Sweden. The captain curled a stunning free-kick into the top corner - the 57th of his career -…
Photo Credit:AP. SABC has acquired a package of free-to-air Bundesliga rights in South Africa for the next two seasons. The deal includes rights to one fixture per match week for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons, alongside ancillary content in the form of a weekly preview show and the Bundesliga highlights…
Photo Credit:@PFA. Manchester City and Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has won the Professional Footballers' Association men's Player of the Year award. De Bruyne, 29, praised City manager Pep Guardiola for helping him earn the honour, saying "he just lets me be me". Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold, 21, won the…
Photo Credit:World Athletics. Caster Semenya's hopes of taking part in her favourite event have been dashed after her latest appeal against World Athletics' controversial rules has been dismissed. The Swiss Federal Supreme Court found no reason to overturn the ruling made at the court of Arbitration for Sport. Governing body…
Saray Khumalo climbs Mount Everest. Picture: Summits with a purpose Facebook page. Award-winning mountaineer, entrepreneur, motivational speaker and libraries ambassador, Saray Khumalo has teamed up with Momentum Multiply to go big this World Literacy Day. Khumalo will be hosting an attempt for the Guinness World Record Cyclothon on 25 October…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Ireland's Sam Bennett won stage 10 of the Tour de France as Primoz Roglic retained the leader's yellow jersey. Bennett, 29, edged out Australia's Caleb Ewan in a sprint finish to give the Deceuninck-Quick-Step rider his first stage win on the Tour. Roglic safely negotiated the flat…
File Photo. Australian Open champion and second seed Sofia Kenin says she was in tears after losing in the last 16 of the US Open. The 21-year-old American, the highest seed left in the women's singles, lost 6-3 6-3 to Belgian Elise Mertens. "I cried after already. Just trying to…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Six-time champion Serena Williams battled through a challenging three-set test against Greek 15th seed Maria Sakkari to reach the US Open quarter-finals. Williams, 38, looked composed as she took the first set in 37 minutes. The third seed lost a close tie-break in the second and was…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Everton have signed Colombia attacking midfielder James Rodriguez from Real Madrid in a deal worth £20m. The 29-year-old joins the Toffees on a two-year contract, with the option for a further season. He joined Real Madrid from Monaco in 2014 after winning the Golden Boot at the…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Orlando Pirates midfielder Thembinkosi Lorch has been released on bail after he was arrested in Midrand. Lorch’s girlfriend Nokhupiwa Mathithibala opened a case of assault against him at Midrand Police station on Sunday. Mathithibala alleged that the footballer slapped and strangled her after she had asked about…
Barcelona's all-time top scorer Lionel Messi has returned to training following his failed attempt to force a move away from the club. It is the first time the Argentine has trained with his team-mates since the arrival of new manager Ronald Koeman. Barcelona begin their La Liga campaign against Villarreal…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez and defender Aymeric Laporte have tested positive for Covid-19. Algeria's Mahrez, 29, and Frenchman Laporte, 24, will not train with their team-mates while they self-isolate in line with UK government and Premier League rules. Manchester City say neither player was displaying symptoms…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Former champion Naomi Osaka powered past Estonia's Anette Kontaveit to reach the US Open quarter-finals. Japan's Osaka - winner in 2018 - failed to convert five match points before sealing a 6-3 6-4 victory in New York. The 22-year-old fourth seed will now face Shelby Rogers for…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. World number one Dustin Johnson built a healthy five-shot lead heading into the final round of the PGA Tour's season-ending Tour Championship. The American was a shot clear of Sungjae overnignt but fired a six-under 64 during the third round, including seven birdies. Xander Schauffele, after a…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Top seed Novak Djokovic was disqualified from the US Open for accidentally hitting a ball at a line judge in his fourth-round match. Djokovic, 33, showed his frustration after losing serve to trail 6-5 against Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta. The Serbian world number one took a ball…
Barcelona forward Ansu Fati broke a 95-year national record to become Spain's youngest goalscorer at the age of 17 years and 311 days against Ukraine. Fati,the youngest scorer in La Liga - curled home a fine 20-yard shot off the post on his first start. He had already won a…
Photo Credit:AP. Jos Buttler guided England to a six-wicket victory over Australia in the second Twenty20 international to clinch the three-match series. Buttler batted throughout for his 77 from 54 balls as the hosts reached their target of 158 with seven balls left. After the loss of Jonny Bairstow, hit…
Photo Credit: F1. Pierre Gasly took a stunning win in the Italian Grand Prix for Red Bull's Alpha Tauri team in one of the most remarkable races in history. Lewis Hamilton was dominating until he was penalised for being called into the pit lane for a stop when it was…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Newcastle United have had a £20m bid accepted for Bournemouth's England striker Callum Wilson. Aston Villa have withdrawn a higher bid of £21m, with Wilson preferring a move to St James' Park. The 28-year-old, who has won four England caps, made 184 appearances for the Cherries and…
Photo Credit:B/R. Kylian Mbappe scored a fine winning goal as France began their Nations League campaign with victory in Sweden. Paris St-Germain forward Mbappe, 21, cut in from the left flank and weaved past three defenders before slotting home a cool finish at the near post. World champions France host…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Serena William is on course to equal Margaret Court's record of 24 Grand Slams after battling past her American compatriot and 2017 champion Sloane Stephens in three sets. Third seed Williams, 38, was sluggish in the opening set before raising her intensity to win 2-6 6-2 6-2…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Britain's Adam Yates held on to the Tour de France leader's yellow jersey as Nans Peters claimed a superb solo win on stage eight in the Pyrenees. Yates survived several attacks to finish in a group containing many of the overall race favourites. A tough day of…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Mamelodi Sundowns have successfully defended their Absa Premiership title after a 3-0 win over Black Leopards. Sundowns was slightly behind Kaizer Chiefs on goal difference, needing a four-goal swing in their favour between their match against Leopards. It is a record fifth PSL title at the club…
Photo Credit:FIA. Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas to pole position at the Italian Grand Prix. Hamilton's margin of 0.069 seconds was his sixth pole in eight races and puts him in the best place to score his 90th Grand Prix victory on Sunday. It was the fastest qualifying…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The Reds finished their round-robin campaign on a high by claiming a 26-7 win over the Brumbies in Brisbane. The game itself was a dead rubber in terms of the log, with the Brumbies having already secured their place in the final by finishing first, while the…
Lionel Messi is set to stay at Barcelona, at least for one more season. In the short term,it is a victory for the club and its directors in a much-publicised stand-off between them and the Argentine genius. But while Barcelona have won this battle there is no guarantee they will…
Photo Credit:AP. First Twenty20, Ageas Bowl, Southampton England 162-7 (20 overs): Malan 66 (43) Buttler 44 (29); K Richardson 2-13, Maxwell 2-14 Australia 160-6 (20 overs): Warner 58 (47), Finch 46 (32) England won by two runs. England pulled off a remarkable fightback to beat Australia by two runs in…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Naomi Osaka was given a test by Marta Kostyuk before coming through in three sets to reach the US Open fourth round. The 2018 champion, seeded fourth, won 6-3 6-7 (4-7) 6-2 against the 18-year-old Ukrainian on Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York. Japan's Osaka, 22, had…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. World number one Novak Djokovic moved comfortably into the US Open fourth round, beating Jan-Lennard Struff in straight sets. The 33-year-old Serb saw off the German 28th seed 6-3 6-3 6-1 in the night session on Arthur Ashe Stadium. Djokovic, seeking his 18th Grand Slam title, remains…
Photo Credit:Chelsea FC. Chelsea have signed attacking midfielder Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen on a five-year contract in a deal worth about £71m. The Germany international has scored 36 goals and contributed 25 assists in 118 appearances for the Bundesliga club. He is Chelsea's second most expensive signing after Kepa…
George Coetzee added yet another title to the many he has won at Pretoria Country Club over the years, claiming the Sunshine Tour’s Titleist Championship by four shots on Friday. There was a sense of inevitability to Coetzee’s triumph on a golf course he has known and loved since he…
File Photo. The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) have released a statement confirming that several trophies have disappeared from their headquarters as they will begin investigations. Former EFA vice-president Ahmed Shobier had claimed that the Africa Cup of Nations trophy has disappeared from the EFA’s headquarters. The trophy was retained by…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Wout van Aert won stage seven of the Tour de France in a sprint finish as Britain's Adam Yates retained the leader's yellow jersey. The Belgian,who also won stage five, got the better of his sprint rivals at the end of a blustery 168km ride from Millau…
Lionel Messi's father and agent has told La Liga that the 700m euro (£624m) release clause in the forward's Barcelona contract is not valid. Messi, 33, told the Spanish giants last week that he wanted to leave after 20 years on their books and believed he could move for free…
File Photo. The fight to be crowned champions is perhaps the simplest of all, with Kaizer Chiefs knowing that victory over relegation-threatened Baroka FC will in all likelihood see them crowned champions. Mamelodi Sundowns would need to beat another side hoping to avoid the drop, Black Leopards, by a four-goal…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Six-time champion Serena Williams progressed to the third round of the US Open with a 6-2 6-4 win over Russian Margarita Gasparyan in New York. The American, 38, cruised through the opening set but found the world number 117 a tougher proposition in the second under the…
File Photo. Tsvetana Pironkova, playing in her first event since 2017, claimed one of the shock upsets at the US Open by dispatching double Grand Slam winner Garbine Muguruza 7-5 6-3 to move into the third round at Flushing Meadows. After three years away from the WTA Tour following the…
Young Sunshine Tour professional Tristen Strydom is tied for the lead with the experienced George Coetzee going into the final round of the Titleist Championship at Pretoria Country Club. Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Tiger Woods is an obvious hero for any young golfer. But for Tristen Strydom, the golfer he…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. SAFA Head of Referees, Abdul Ebrahim has clarified the Chippa United ‘’goal’’ incident saying referee Jerry Chavani was 100 percent correct in disallowing the goal in the Premier Soccer League penultimate game against log leaders Kaizer Chiefs on Wednesday evening. The 79th minute incident has had the…
England’s Premier League has terminated a major contract with Chinese streaming service PPTV, meaning the digital broadcaster will no longer be able to show live top-flight soccer matches. China was the English top flight's most lucrative overseas television rights territory, with a three-season deal agreed in 2019. It is understood…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Astana's Alexey Lutsenko claimed the biggest success of his career with victory in stage six of the Tour de France as Britain's Adam Yates retained the leader's yellow jersey. Lutsenko left the rest of the breakaway behind on a steep climb with 17km to go and finished…
File Photo. The Williams family will leave the team founded by Sir Frank Williams more than 40 years ago after this weekend's Italian Grand Prix. Sir Frank founded Williams in 1977 and turned it into one of the sport's most successful teams. But after a series of difficult years, the…
Photo Credit:Grant Pitcher. Kaizer Chiefs moved closer to the Absa Premiership title with a 1-0 win over Chippa United at Orlando Stadium. Chiefs remain on top of the log on goal difference ahead of Mamelodi Sundowns (who defeated Polokwane City 2-0) and they can only match their rivals’ result on…
Like a man watching his favourite movie for the umpteenth time, George Coetzee's love for Pretoria Country Club shone through once again as it took him into the joint first-round lead of the Sunshine Tour's Titleist Championship on Wednesday. On a golf course he first stepped onto as a young…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Three Paris St-Germain players have tested positive for coronavirus, the Ligue 1 club said on Wednesday. The French champions, who lost in the Champions League final last month, have not revealed the players involved. "All of the players and coaching staff will continue to undergo tests in…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Belgium's Wout van Aert sprinted to victory on stage five of the Tour de France. The 25-year-old appeared from the bunch sprint to edge out Cees Bol and win in four hours, 21 minutes and 22 seconds, with Ireland's Sam Bennett in third. That saw Deceuninck-Quick-Step rider…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Serena Williams began her pursuit of a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title with a dominant 7-5 6-3 win over fellow American Kristie Ahn. The 38-year-old went a break down in both sets but recovered to win in an hour and a half as she chases Margaret…
In celebration of the nation's community builders, KFC hosted a special virtual event to bring together like-minded women to conclude Women's month in South Africa. The event was held in recognition of and to honour powerful women who have brought about positive change in their respective communities through CSI initiatives…
George Coetzee heads back to a Pretoria Country Club course this week where he won his first junior golf tournament and two of his four European Tour titles, and tees it up as one of the favourites in the Titleist Championship on the Sunshine Tour's Rise-Up Series. The R600 000…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille. The 22-year-old passed a medical in London over a week ago and is currently in quarantine having arrived from France. It’s understood he’s signed a five-year deal with the Gunners. The deal was announced in a video…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Jumbo-Visma rider Primoz Roglic won a thrilling finish to stage four of this year's Tour de France as Julian Alaphilippe retained the yellow jersey. Krists Neilands led before being caught at the start of the last climb of 7.1km to this year's first summit finish. The favourites…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Mpumalanga based side Mbombela United has been relegated from the GladAfrica Championship to the ABC Motsepe League after being docked 23 points. Mbombela, who finished 14th on the table above TS Sporting and Real Eagles were on Monday found guilty of fielding Sabelo Ndzinisa in 23 games,…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Caleb Ewan produced a dazzling sprint finish to win stage three of the Tour de France as Julian Alaphilippe held on to the yellow jersey. The Australian Lotto Soudal rider timed his sprint perfectly into a strong headwind in Sisteron to squeeze past Peter Sagan and snatch…
File Photo. Fourth seed Naomi Osaka overcame a scare to beat fellow Japanese player Misaki Doi in three sets and avoid a major shock in the US Open first round. Osaka, who won the first of her two Grand Slams at Flushing Meadows in 2018, wobbled in the second set…
Photo Credit:Reuters. England Test captain Joe Root has been left out of the Twenty20 squad for the three-game series against Australia. Root is in the one-day squad with Chris Woakes while Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Sam Curran and Mark Wood are included in both squads. Ben Stokes, who missed the…
Jon Rahm beat Dustin Johnson on the first hole of a play-off in a dramatic climax to the BMW Championship at Olympia Fields in Illinois, Chicago. Spaniard Rahm, 25, looked set to be crowned champion after a bogey-free six-under 64 left him on four under. But Johnson, who won last…
File Photo. Nick Bester (60), who is most fondly known for winning the Comrades Marathon in 1991,was viciously attacked by three men while he was training on Saturday [August 29]. He is currently in the ICU in hospital, where more tests are being conducted. Pictures of a Bester with his…
Photo Credit:Mamelodi Sundowns. Mamelodi Sundowns blew an opportunity to go top of the Absa Premiership table when they were beaten 1-0 by Baroka FC at Dobsonville Stadium. Following a loss for title rivals Kaizer Chiefs earlier in the day,Sundowns could have gone three points clear with two games to play…
Photo Credit:AP. England, chasing 196 for victory in the 2nd T20I vs Pakistan in Manchester on Sunday, won by 5 wickets with 5 balls to spare. Pakistan had put up 195/4 in 20 overs, building on Babar Azam’s 56 and Mohammad Hafeez’s 69. In reply, England came out firing on…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Julian Alaphilippe won stage two of the Tour de France in a sprint finish to claim the yellow jersey in Nice. The Frenchman held off Marc Hirschi to edge home by half a wheel after leaving Britain's Adam Yates behind in a final dart for the line.…
Photo Credit:Grant Pitcher. Kaizer Chiefs title hopes took another knock following a 1-0 loss to Bidvest Wits at the FNB stadium. Chiefs made four changes, with Samir Nurkovic and Khama Billiat returning alongside rare starts for Kearyn Baccus and Anthony Akumu while Lebogang Manyama and Dumisani Zuma were not in…
Titleist has confirmed its sponsorship of the Titleist Championship, the third tournament on the Sunshine Tour's new Rise-Up Series. The R600 000 Titleist Championship will be played over 54 holes at Pretoria Country Club from 2-4 September and forms part of the five-tournament Rise-Up Series that signals the restart of…
Photo Credit:Mercedes. Lewis Hamilton notched up a fifth win in seven this year in a dominant victory at the Belgian Grand Prix. The Brit started from pole and never looked back as he eased to yet another win at Spa. Hamilton said before the race the start would be crucial…
File Photo. Swallows FC are back in the top flight of the PSL after a 3-0 victory over Tshakuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) on the final day of the GladAfrica Championship season. They went into the break two-goals up, courtesy of Kagiso Malinga and Given Thibedi, while Ajax managed just a…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. World number one Novak Djokovic has resigned as president of the ATP player council to front a new association aiming to increase the power of the players. But he faces opposition from Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, who remain members of the council. Britain's Andy Murray has…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Tottenham Hotspur have signed defender Matt Doherty from Premier League rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers for an undisclosed fee. The Republic of Ireland right-back, 28, has signed a four-year deal with Spurs. Doherty made over 300 appearances for Wolves after joining from League of Ireland side Bohemians in 2010.…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The Los Angeles Lakers and the Milwaukee Bucks both reached the second round of the NBA play-offs after games resumed on Saturday. The Lakers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 131-122 to win their Western Conference best-of-seven series 4-1. The Bucks also secured a 4-1 series win in…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Gauteng PSL club Highlands Park have received an offer for the sale of their Premier Soccer League (PSL) franchise that will have to be considered if it can be substantiated. The offer is believed to have come from TS Galaxy owner Tim Sukazi‚ though he could not…
Photo Credit:Samuel Shivambu. AmaZulu FC secured a hard-fought 1-0 win over Black Leopards in an Absa Premiership match at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville. The victory took Usuthu to the 13th spot on the league standings, while Lidoda Duvha slipped down to 14th place on the log. Usuthu got…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Alexander Kristoff timed his sprint finish to perfection to win the opening stage of the Tour de France in Nice. After a large group crashed inside the final 3km, Norwegian Kristoff, 33, surged home in a sprint also involving Ireland's Sam Bennett, who was fourth. Rain made…
Photo Credit:Premier League. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a superb goal and netted the winning penalty in a shootout as Arsenal beat Premier League champions Liverpool in the Community Shield at an empty Wembley Stadium. Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster, brought on in stoppage time, hit the crossbar with his penalty - the…
File Photo. Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza has been appointed as the ombudsman of Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) Cricket for Social Justice and Nation Building (SJN) project that was formally launched at Olympic House, SASCOC. Ntsebeza, who will be the face of the Office of the Transformation Ombudsman, will be tasked with…
Daniel van Tonder claimed his fourth victory on the Sunshine Tour when he won the African Bank Sunshine Tour Championship by three shots at Glendower Golf Club on Friday. Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. It seems a new diet of intermittent fasting only made Daniel van Tonder even more hungry to…
The 2020 Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player, the planned penultimate event on the 2020 European Tour International Schedule, has been cancelled. The European Tour, in partnership with title sponsors Nedbank and tournament host Sun International, has announced that the much-anticipated 40th anniversary of the tournament, originally rescheduled for…
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has ruled out a move for Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, but admits the Argentine would be "great" for the Premier League. Asked if he was interested in signing the 33-year-old, Klopp said: "Who doesn't want Messi in their team? "The numbers are not for us, but…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Mamelodi Sundowns are level on points with Kaizer Chiefs at the top of the Absa Premiership standings after securing a 1-0 victory against the Soweto Giants. Gaston Sirino’s 34th-minute strike earned Sundowns a victory in a mouthwatering clash in Orlando Stadium. The result sees the Brazilians join…
Young star Jayden Schaper is in a three-way tie for the lead of the African Bank Sunshine Tour Championship at Glendower Golf Club and chasing a maiden victory on the Sunshine Tour heading into Friday's final round. Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. FULL SCORES: https://bit.ly/3lphtRq The 18-year-old sensation Jayden Schaper is on…
Two courageous hikers will scale the mighty Mafadi – SA's highest peak situated along the Drakensberg mountain range – between 7 and 9 September to say "thank you" to the countless donors who have saved lives, while raising awareness of life-threatening blood disorders, which are on the increase. Alicia Venter,…
Photo Credit:Premier League. Mikel Arteta 'feels' Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will sign deal. Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is confident that captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will sign a new contract. The 31-year-old Gabon striker, who joined Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018, has a year remaining on his current contract. "We have had…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has tested positive for coronavirus, says France manager Didier Deschamps. The 27-year-old will have to self-isolate for 14 days. He will miss France's Nations League game in Sweden on Saturday, 5 September and the home game against Croatia three days later. However,…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Cricket South Africa has terminated the employment of CEO Thabang Moroe with immediate effect. In a statement, CSA said Moroe had "sufficient opportunity" to make representations to the CSA board which he "failed and/or refused to utilise." "The independent forensic investigation revealed that Mr Thabang Moroe had…
Martin Rohwer opened with a bogey-free seven-under-par 65 to lead the first round of the African Bank Sunshine Tour Championship by a single stroke at Glendower Golf Club on Wednesday. Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Full Scores: https://bit.ly/2QxIWSx Martin Rohwer's form on the Sunshine Tour's new Rise-Up Series is indeed on the…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Swallows FC have moved top of the table in the race for automatic promotion from the GladAfrica Championship. Kagiso Malinga and Zanempi Methula scored goals as Swallows defeated Richards Bay 2-0 to move to the top of the table with one round of fixtures remaining, closing in…
Photo Credit:AP. England had to settle for a draw in the final Test against Pakistan on the day James Anderson became the first fast bowler to reach 600 Test wickets. Torrential rain prevented any play until 16:15 BST at the Ageas Bowl, all but ensuring the draw that left England…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Serena Williams said there were "really no excuses" as she was knocked out of the Western and Southern Open in the third round by Greek Maria Sakkari. Thirteenth seed Sakkari had trailed by a set and a break before beating the American 5-7 7-6 (7-5) 6-1. Sakkari…
Lionel Messi has told Barcelona he wants to leave the club after nearly two decades with the Spanish giants. The club confirmed to the Associated Press on Tuesday that the Argentine sent a document expressing his desire to leave. The announcement comes 11 days after Barcelona's humiliating 8-2 loss to…
Image Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. For Hennie Otto, the Sunshine Tour's new Rise-Up Series is deeply personal. When the three-time European Tour champion tees it up at Glendower Golf Club on Wednesday for the start of this week's African Bank Sunshine Tour Championship, he will do so as a golfer…
Photo Credit:AP. England's James Anderson has become the first fast bowler to reach 600 Test wickets. The 38-year-old achieved the milestone by having Azhar Ali caught at first slip on the fifth day of the final Test against Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl.The Lancashire man made his Test debut in…
Photo Credit:Reuters. Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has been found guilty of repeated bodily harm, attempted bribery, violence against public employees and insult after his arrest on the Greek island of Mykonos. The England defender, 27, was one of three people arrested on Thursday after an altercation with police. Maguire's…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Jamaican former sprinter and eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt is awaiting results of a recent coronavirus test while self-isolating. Bolt, 34, revealed on social media he will "stay at home" as a precaution despite not having any symptoms. "Just to be safe, I'll quarantine myself and…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Serena Williams overcame a scare against Dutch qualifier Arantxa Rus to reach the Western and Southern Open third round in New York. American Williams, 38, stopped Rus serving out the match at 6-5 before winning 7-6 (8-6) 3-6 7-6 (7-0) in almost three hours. Two-time champion Williams…
 Photo Credit:ICC. Third Test, Ageas Bowl, Southampton (day four of five) England 583-8 dec (154.4 overs): Crawley 267, Buttler 152 Pakistan 273 & 100-2: Abid 42, Anderson 1-18 England's push for victory and James Anderson's quest for a 600th Test wicket were obstructed by the weather and Pakistan's stubborn resistance…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Mamelodi Sundowns have secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Lamontville Golden Arrows in an Absa Premiership match at the Dobsonville Stadium. Sundowns are now three points behind league log leaders, Kaizer Chiefs ahead of their clash on Thursday. With Arrows defence looking solid and compact, Sundowns coach…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Proteas great Jacques Kallis became the fourth SA cricketer to be inducted into the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Hall of Fame. The announcement was made live on the ICC’s social media channels and the show featured retired greats Sunil Gavaskar‚ Melanie Jones and Shaun Pollock as the…
Photo Credit:Sam Greenwood. American Dustin Johnson is determined to hold on to the world number one spot for as long as possible after going back on top of the rankings with an 11-shot victory at the Northern Trust. The 36-year-old, tied second at the US PGA in August, made six…
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