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Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Tiaan Swanepoel scored two tries and booted four penalties to guide the Lions to a 33-25 victory against the Pumas in Nelspruit. As a result of this win, the Lions have provisionally moved up to second on the log, above Western Province who face…
Staff Reporter. Fulham's match against Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday has been postponed after further positive coronavirus cases at the west London club. The Premier League match was due to begin at 12:00 GMT on Sunday. Fulham's previous league match against Tottenham Wednesday was called off after a "significant…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Raynard van Tonder has been released from the Proteas test squad due to a fractured finger on his left hand. The injury took place during the team's practice session on Friday. He will return to his franchise for rehabilitation and no replacement will be…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:AP. Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is in a stable condition after having a "mild cardiac arrest" on Saturday. The 48-year-old president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is "responding well to treatment", the body's secretary Jay Shah said. Ganguly played 113 Tests…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Manchester United beat Aston Villa 2-1 on New Year's Day at Old Trafford to go level on points with Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table. Goals from Anthony Martial and a Bruno Fernandes penalty either side of a strike by Aston…
Staff Reporter. A late goal from Tomas Soucek gave West Ham United a 1-0 win at Everton in the first Premier League game of 2021 that had been short on fireworks until the Czech midfielder's well-deserved winner in the 86th minute. The victory leaves West Ham 10th in the standings…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The year 2021 in the DStv Premiership will get off to a thrilling start when champions Mamelodi Sundowns play host Orlando Pirates at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium. Kick-off is at 3.30pm. Sundowns ended off 2020 in the Premiership with a 1-1 draw away to Golden Arrows but…
Staff Reporter. Japan's prime minister says the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will go ahead this summer despite concern over rising coronavirus cases. The Olympics are due to begin on 23 July with the Paralympics following a month later from 24 August. Cases have surged in Japan in recent…
Staff Reporter. Glenton Stuurman has been ruled out of the second Test against Sri Lanka starting at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Sunday. Stuurman was expected to make his Proteas debut at Centurion but he was ruled out with a niggle. It has now been confirmed that he has a…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: El Gouna. Al Ahly have announced the signing of El-Gouna Zambian forward Walter Bwalya on a four-year deal. The news came out of nowhere as the Reds announced the signing after failing to sign Mamelodi Sundowns striker Gaston Sirino. Walter Bwalya has been a revelation since…
Staff Reporter. Devin Booker scored 25 points and made seven assists as his Phoenix Suns beat the Utah Jazz and moved to 4-1 for the first time since 2009. Team-mates Jae Crowder and Mikal Bridges had 16 points each in a 106-95 win in the Western Conference. Elsewhere, the Houston…
Staff Reporter. Al Ahly’s director of football Sayed Abdel-Hafiz has confirmed that four players at the club tested positive for COVID-19. The Red Devils have begun their league title defence this season with a perfect start after picking up three wins from their opening games. They are set to face…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac is joining Schalke on loan for the rest of the season after Gunners boss Mikel Arteta said offloading players was the January transfer window "priority". Bosnia-Herzegovina left-back Kolasinac, 27, began his career with the German side before moving to Arsenal…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Britain's former world number one Andy Murray has pulled out of next week's ATP event in Delray Beach - but not because of injury concerns. Murray had accepted a wildcard to start his 2021 season at the Florida event. "Given the increase in Covid…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Alan Harvey. Former Manchester United and Scotland manager Tommy Docherty has died at the age of 92 following a long illness. As a player, Glasgow-born Docherty made more than 300 appearances for Preston and won 25 caps for Scotland. He went on to manage 12 clubs,…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United's Edinson Cavani has been given a three-match ban and a £100,000 fine for a social media post containing a Spanish phrase that is offensive in some contexts. The Uruguayan, 33, pleaded guilty to a Football Association charge of using insulting and/or improper words. Cavani sent the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Bundesliga returns this weekend with defending champions FC Bayern München top of the table and hoping to keep at bay a chasing pack that includes Bayer 04 Leverkusen, RB Leipzig, VfL Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund. FC Bayern beat VfL Wolfsburg and then Bayer 04 Leverkusen in…
Staff Reporter. The DStv Premiership will be able to continue through South Africa’s adjusted Level 3 lockdown announced by government, but will require some changes to kick-off times. Government has gazetted that professional sports can continue, and that inter-provincial travel is allowed, but that all sporting venues must be shut…
Staff Reporter. Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has been knighted in the Queen's New Year Honours list. The Briton, 35, sealed a seventh drivers' title at the Turkish Grand Prix in November - equalling Michael Schumacher's championships record. Rugby league legend Rob Burrow is made an MBE for services…
Staff Reporter. Atletico Madrid will end 2020 top of La Liga after beating Getafe at the Wanda Metropolitano. Luis Suarez headed a first-half winner to hand Atletico manager Diego Simeone victory in his 500th game in charge of the club. Atletico are two points clear of rivals and defending champions…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said his side's position in the table is "the last thing" he is thinking about after they drew at Newcastle to finish 2020 three points clear at the top of the Premier League. The Reds end the year where they started it but a…
Staff Reporter. Fulham's Premier League match at Tottenham on Wednesday has been called off because of new coronavirus cases at the west London club. The game was due to start at 18:00 GMT at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Fulham requested for the fixture to be postponed and the decision was confirmed…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford says it would be "stupid" to think about winning the Premier League title at the moment despite his injury-time goal against Wolverhampton Wanderers moving the Red Devils up to second in the table. Tuesday's game seemed destined to be a draw when Rashford…
Staff Reporter. Barcelona felt the absence of the injured Lionel Messi as they were held to a draw at home by struggling Eibar in La Liga on Tuesday. Martin Braithwaite missed a penalty in the first half before Eibar stunned their hosts by taking a 57th-minute lead through striker Kike…
Staff Reporter. New Zealand secured a thrilling final-hour victory in the first Test against Pakistan to boost their hopes of making the World Test Championship final. Spinner Mitchell Santner had last man Naseem Shah caught and bowled with just 4.3 overs left in Mount Maunganui. The tourists began 71-3 needing…
Staff Reporter. Fulham's Premier League match at Tottenham on Wednesday is in doubt because of new coronavirus cases at the west London club. The fixture is due to kick-off at 18:00 GMT at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. On Tuesday the latest round of Premier League coronavirus testing found 18 people had…
Staff Reporter. Leeds United demonstrated all of their attacking flair as they embarrassed West Brom and left Sam Allardyce still searching for his first win as Albion manager. Marcelo Bielsa's side scored four goals in a rampant first-half display, leaving Allardyce looking glum before compounding his misery with a fifth…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: ATP. The Indian Wells tournament, scheduled to take place in California in March 2021, has been postponed over coronavirus concerns, the ATP says. The tournament, a combined ATP and WTA event which is one of the biggest and most prestigious outside of the Grand Slams, was…
Staff Reporter. Gareth Bale is set to miss "a few weeks" with a calf strain, says Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho. The 31-year-old picked up the injury during Spurs 3-1 Carabao Cup quarter final win over Stoke before Christmas. Bale has made 11 appearances, scoring three goals, since returning to Spurs…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: AFP. Spain striker Diego Costa is a free agent after Atletico Madrid agreed to end his contract early, paving the way for a possible Premier League return. The 32-year-old, whose deal was due to expire next summer, fell out of favour at the Spanish club. He…
Staff Reporter. First Test, Centurion (day four) Sri Lanka 396 (Chandimal 85, Sipamla 4-76) & 180 (K Perera 64, Sipamla 2-24) South Africa 621 (Du Plessis 199, Elgar 95, Maharaj 73; Hasaranga 4-171) South Africa won by innings and 45 runs. South Africa crushed Sri Lanka by an innings and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Al Ahly head coach Pitso Mosimane has provided an update on the Reds’ transfer plans after their negotiations with Sirino fell through. Sirino has been linked with Al Ahly for the longest time now, and a move to the Red Castle seemed closer than ever. The 29-year-old…
Staff Reporter. Al Ahly have handed Ittihad of Alexandria a heavy 4-0 defeat to seal the full mark and grab their ninth point from the third game of the 2020/21 league season. Egyptian Premier League giants managed to secure the victory for their first three league games against Misr El-Makkasa,…
Staff Reporter. Tim Southee took his 300th Test wicket as New Zealand closed in on victory over Pakistan in the first Test at Mount Maunganui. Southee claimed 2-15 as Pakistan ended day four on 71-3 in pursuit of an unlikely 373 for victory. Earlier, Tom Blundell made 64 and Tom…
Staff Reporter. Virat Kohli (Credits: Twitter). Second Test, Melbourne Cricket Ground (day four) Australia 195 (Labuschagne 48, Bumrah 4-56) & 200 (Green 45, Siraj 3-37) India 326 (Rahane 112, Jadeja 57) & 70-2 India won by eight wickets. India beat Australia by eight wickets with a day to spare in…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. NBA champions the Los Angeles Lakers lost for the second time in their opening four games of the new season as Damian Lillard inspired the Portland Trail Blazers to a 115-107 victory. The Lakers, playing for the second time in as many nights, led…
Staff reporter. Photo Credit: Premier League. It was another disappointing day out for Chelsea as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge. Villa were trailing to an Olivier Giroud header when El Ghazi scored a second-half equaliser that meant the in-form visitors stretched their…
Staff Reporter. Leicester City's Harvey Barnes grabbed a late equaliser to earn his team a 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace on Monday that lifted them up to second in the Premier League table. Barnes' low strike into the corner salvaged a point for Brendan Rodgers' much-changed side, who climb to…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City's Premier League match at Everton on Monday has been postponed four hours before kick-off because of an outbreak of coronavirus at the club. The latest tests have returned more positive results, in addition to those of Gabriel Jesus, Kyle Walker and two staff members revealed on…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Manchester United are already looking to extend Edinson Cavani's contract, says manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Uruguay striker, 33, joined on a one-year deal in October, with the option of a further year. He has started only one Premier League game but has scored…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. The Blue Bulls Company confirmed on Monday that 29-year-old Marcell Coetzee, who had played for Irish club Ulster since 2016, would join the union in July next year. Bulls actually let the cat out of the bag on Christmas Day when they announced on their social…
 Staff Reporter. Virat Kohli (Credits: Twitter). India captain Virat Kohli and Australia all-rounder Ellyse Perry have been named as the International Cricket Council's players of the decade. The awards, held in place of the usual end-of-year ceremony due to the effects of Covid-19 on the fixture calendar, were primarily decided…
Staff Reporter. Six-time champion Roger Federer will miss the Australian Open for the first time in his career as he continues his recovery from knee surgery. The 39-year-old Swiss, a 20-time Grand Slam winner, has not played since January because of two operations. He hoped to return at the delayed…
Staff Reporter. Barcelona captain Lionel Messi says he hopes to one day play in the United States but is unsure of his future when his contract runs out in June. The Argentina forward, 33, can begin negotiations with overseas clubs in January. Speculation over his future has been intense since…
Staff Reporter. A try off the final move of the game from hard-working prop Boan Venter put the cherry on the Christmas cake for a Toyota Cheetahs team that comprehensively outplayed the Cell C Sharks en route to a 37-10 Carling Currie Cup win at Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein on…
Staff Reporter. Romain Saiss headed home a late equaliser to deny Tottenham and earn Wolves a draw at Molineux. Spurs are now riding a four-game winless streak and miss a chance to go into third place in the Premier League standings. Instead they now sit in fifth place behind Manchester…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Former Tottenham boss Christian Gross has been appointed as Schalke's fourth coach of a miserable season so far. The 66-year-old, who left Saudi Arabia's Al-Ahli in February, arrived at Tottenham in November 1997 but lasted less than 10 months. Schalke, bottom of the German Bundesliga after…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp's side also suffered another injury concern when Joel Matip limped off with a groin injury in the second half. West Brom earned their first point under new boss Sam Allardyce…
Staff Reporter. Ben Johnson and Tomas Soucek scored second-half goals as West Ham United twice came back from a goal down to earn a 2-2 draw at home to Brighton in the Premier League on Sunday. The Seagulls took the lead towards the end of a first half they dominated…
Staff Reporter. A fifth-minute penalty from Patrick Bamford was enough to give Leeds United a 1-0 win over Burnley at Elland Road in the Premier League on Sunday, but Sean Dyche's side were left furious after an Ashley Barnes effort was ruled out. Bamford won an early penalty, which he…
Staff Reporter. Chippa United have confirmed the return of coach Dan Malesela to the club for a third spell in charge of the DStv Premiership side. The Chilli Boys made the announcement on Sunday after an aborted attempt to hire Belgian coach Luc Eymael where they were forced into an…
Staff Reporter. An understrength Houston Rockets started their NBA campaign with a narrow 128-126 overtime defeat by the Portland Trail Blazers. The Rockets had only nine players available - one above the NBA minimum - after two positive Covid-19 tests and four others were deemed close contacts. Their scheduled season-opener…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Al Ahly. Al Ahly’s head of transfers Amir Tawfik has confirmed that they are in talks with Mamelodi Sundowns over a move for Gastin Sirino. Sirino has been heavily linked with a transfer to Al Ahly for months now as the player looks to reunite…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Catherine Kotze. Sri Lanka batsman Dhananjaya de Silva has been ruled out for the remainder of the two-test series in South Africa after suffering a grade two thigh strain, team officials confirmed on Sunday. De Silva retired hurt during Sri Lanka’s first innings on the opening…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Manchester City breezed to a 2-0 home win over Newcastle United thanks to goals in each half from Ilkay Gundogan and Ferran Torres, a result that lifted them to fifth in the Premier League on Saturday. The triumph was City's 12th in a row…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Al Ahly head coach Pitso Mosimane has recovered from COVID-19 and is set to take charge of the Ittihad of Alexandria clash. The Red Devils had released a statement 10 days ago announcing that Pitso Mosimane tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, Mosimane was ruled out…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. File Photo. Arsenal secured their first Premier League win since November with an impressive 3-1 victory over Chelsea at the Emirates on Saturday. It was Arsenal's first win at home in the league since October and the first time they have scored three goals in the league…
Staff Reporter. Aston Villa's fine run of form continued as they beat Crystal Palace and kept a clean sheet despite playing for more than 45 minutes with 10 men after Tyrone Mings' sending off. Villa were already leading when Mings was dismissed by referee Anthony Taylor towards the end of…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Western Province beat Griquas 34-17 to strengthen their bid for a home semi-final in the Currie Cup. The victory will see Province temporarily rise above both the Sharks and Lions into second place on the Currie Cup table, while the Cape side is currently…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Jamie Vardy struck late on as Leicester City twice came from behind to deny Manchester United a record-equalling 11th consecutive away win in the Premier League. The Foxes forward had had a quiet afternoon but he was on hand to turn the ball past…
Staff Reporter. Former England fast bowler and cricket commentator Robin Jackman has died at the age of 75, cricket's governing body (ICC) said on Friday. "We are saddened to learn about the death of legendary commentator and former England bowler Robin Jackman, who has passed away aged 75," the ICC…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. LeBron James and Anthony Davis led the Los Angeles Lakers to a comfortable 138-115 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Christmas Day. Davis scored 28 points and had eight rebounds, while James had 22 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds for the defending NBA…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Lee Warren. Cricket South Africa (CSA) has revealed that the Proteas players will raise their fists at the beginning of the Boxing Day Test against Sri Lanka at SuperSport Park in Centurion as part of their support for the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. The Proteas…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. File Photo. Ulster look set to lose superstar Springbok flanker Marcell Coetzee to South African outfit the Bulls next season. The Springbok loose forward, who missed out on the 2015 and 2019 Rugby World Cups due to injury, is set to be unveiled as a Bulls player…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says the next week is going to be crucial in ensuring his side is not dragged into an unexpected relegation battle. The Gunners have managed one victory in their past 10 Premier League games, a run which has seen them…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus and defender Kyle Walker have tested positive for Covid-19. The players, along with two members of staff, will isolate in accordance with Premier League and government protocol. City will likely be without the duo for Premier League games against Newcastle United on December…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Al Ahly. Al Ahly assistant coach, Cavin Johnson, said that he was delighted with his side’s win over AS Sonidep in their opening CAF Champions League game. The Red Devils were able to beat their Nigerian counterparts with a narrow 1-0 scoreline in the round…
Staff Reporter. Newly-appointed Zamalek president Ahmed Bakry has passed away due to COVID-19, the club confirmed on Thursday. Zamalek’s board and former president Mortada Mansour were suspended by the Ministry of Sports last month after some financial breaches were found and referred to the Egyptian Public Prosecution with investigations still…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Mamelodi Sundowns Gastin Sirino is reportedly set for a face-to-face meeting with the Brazilians management with Cairo giants Al Ahly lurking again ahead of the January window. Sirino was identified by Pitso Mosimane as Al Ahly’s main transfer target in the summer as they looked to…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: FIFA. The U-20 and U-17 World Cups, set to take place in 2021, have been postponed by FIFA due to the coronavirus pandemic. Indonesia were set to host the finals of the U20 World Cup between May 20th and June 12th, while Peru were hosting the…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has played down speculation forward Mohamed Salah is unhappy at the club. The 28-year-old Egypt international also refused to rule out a move to Real Madrid or Barcelona. "Mo is in a good mood, a good moment and really good shape - that's the…
Staff Reporter. Thomas Tuchel has been sacked by Paris Saint-Germain, four months after taking them to the Champions League final. Tuchel joined the club at the beginning of the 2018-19 season, winning back-to-back league titles as well as the Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue in 2020. PSG…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Gallo Images. Chippa United have officially confirmed the withdrawal of the appointment of Luc Eymael as their new head coach. The Chilli Boys yesterday released a statement confirming the appointment of the Belgian coach following the sacking of Lehlohonolo Seema. The Belgian’s appointment had drawn widespread…
Staff Reporter. South Africa return to the test arena for the first time in 11 months on Saturday hoping to arrest a dismal slide in the five-day game and with revenge on their minds as they host Sri Lanka in the first of a two-test series at Centurion Park. Proteas …
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Roger Federer and Serena Williams were among the entries announced Thursday for the coronavirus-disrupted Australian Open. All the world's top players have signed on, led by world No 1s Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty. There was a question mark over Swiss great Federer, who…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Carabao Cup holders Manchester City will travel to face Manchester United in the Carabao Cup semi-final. Championship side Brentford, the lowest ranked club left in the competition, are away to Jose Mourinho's Tottenham in the other semi-final. The ties are single-leg matches instead of…
Staff Reporter. AC Milan snatched a stoppage time winner with a Theo Hernandez header to beat Lazio 3-2 at home and stay top of Serie A on Wednesday after the visitors had earlier hit back from two goals behind. Ante Rebic's header put Milan ahead, before Hakan Calhanoglu's penalty doubled…
Staff Reporter. Edison Cavani stunner and Anthony Martial's late finish saw Manchester United oust Everton 2-0 and book a place in the Carabao Cup semifinals. Uruguay sensation Cavani latched onto a powerful kick in the 88th minute from Martial's service for the game's first goal. A tense, tight affair in…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Rangers maintained their 16-point advantage at the top of the Scottish Premiership with an 11th straight league win at St Johnstone. Kemar Roofe poked in Rangers' opener after Zander Clark had palmed away Ianis Hagi's strike and Glen Kamara's tidy finish doubled the visitors'…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Goals from Casemiro and Karim Benzema gave Real Madrid a win over Granada to take them level on points with leaders Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga. The hosts dominated proceedings for the most part in the opening 45 minutes with nothing…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Tottenham Hotspur moved to within two wins of a first major trophy since 2008 after seeing off Championship Stoke City in the Carabao Cup. Gareth Bale's third goal since returning on loan from Real Madrid saw Jose Mourinho's side take the lead, the Wales…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Kaizer Chiefs. Kaizer Chiefs have played to a goalless draw against CD Primeiro de Agosto in the CAF Champions League second round first-leg this evening at FNB stadium. Leonardo Castro started on the bench for the first time this season, as coach Gavin Hunt started with…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Diego Maradona's autopsy has revealed that the Argentina legend had no signs of alcohol or narcotics consumption at the time of his death. The 1986 World Cup winner died of a heart attack on 25 November at the age of 60. The autopsy said Maradona had…
Staff Reporter. The South African Football Association (SAFA) have confirmed that they will object the granting of work permit for Luc Eymael, who was announced as Chippa United's new head coach. In July this year, SAFA joined the rest of the progressive world in condemning Eymael after he was fired…
Kaizer Chiefs are playing Angolan giants Primiero De Agosto at the FNB Stadium for a CAF Champions League second round clash this evening. Chiefs booked their place in the second qualification round of the 2020/2021 CAF Champions League after defeating Cameroonian Champions PWD Bamenda courtesy of a 1-0 on aggregate…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Gallo Images. Chippa United have confirmed the appointment of Belgian coach Luc Eymael to replace Lehlohonolo Seema with immediate effect until the end of the 2020-21 season. Seema has paid the price for a difficult start to the new campaign, which has seen Chippa win…
Staff Reporter. South Africa's former Super Rugby sides will be introduced to the Pro14 teams from April 2021 in a new Rainbow Cup competition. Bulls, Stormers, Sharks and Lions will participate, before potentially joining a new league with sides from Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales from 2021-22 on a permanent…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. NBA champions the Los Angeles Lakers were beaten 116-109 by the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday's opening night of the new season. The Clippers' Paul George scored 26 of his 33 points in the second half while Kawhi Leonard added 26 of his own.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Lefty Shivambu. Lehlohonolo Seema could be on his way out at Chippa United after the club placed him on suspension on Tuesday night. Seema has only managed to win one out of eight games in the DSTV Premiership so far this season and it appears…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Juventus suffered their first Serie A loss of the season as their 10 men were humbled at home by Fiorentina. Juve's ex-Chelsea midfielder Juan Cuadrado was sent off for a lunge on Gaetano Castrovilli in the 18th minute. Fiorentina were already ahead by that…
Staff Reporter. Lionel Messi scored his 644th goal for Barcelona during his side's victory over Real Valladolid to break Pele's record of the most goals for one club. Argentina forward Messi, 33, scored Barca's third when he collected Pedri's backheel, took a touch then slotted the ball past goalkeeper Jordi…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City piled on the misery for Arsenal to reach the Carabao Cup semi-finals with a ruthless performance at Emirates Stadium. There were barely two minutes on the clock when Gabriel Jesus nodded City ahead, the Brazil forward completely unmarked inside the six-yard area when he met Oleksandr…
Staff Reporter. Atletico Madrid moved three points clear at the top of La Liga thanks to victory at third-placed Real Sociedad. Mario Hermoso's header broke the deadlock early in the second half before Marcos Llorente's cool finish sealed victory for Diego Simeone's men. Atletico, who have conceded just five goals…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Brentford reached the semi-final of a major tournament for the first time with a fully deserved victory over Premier League side Newcastle United in the Carabao Cup. Thomas Frank's in-form Championship side came into this quarter-final on the back of a 13-match unbeaten run…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Anthony Joshua has announced "I'm ready" in response to doubts from Tyson Fury as talks continue about two huge fights with his British heavyweight rival in 2021. WBC champion Fury has recently questioned why Joshua did not initially call him out, in the aftermath of a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Orlando Pirates. Orlando Pirates began their 2020/21 CAF Confederation Cup campaign first round with a 1-0 win against Angola's Sagrada Esperanca at the Coqueiros Municipal Stadium. After the disappointment of preliminary round elimination from last season's CAF Champions League at the hands of Zambian side…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. SA Rugby has confirmed that former Springbok manager Arthob Petersen has died due to the effects of Covid-19. Petersen held the post of Springbok manager on three separate occasions and was a powerhouse on the Boland rugby scene. He also served rugby in various…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Mamelodi Sundowns have secured a 2-0 victory against Botswana outfit Jwaneng Galaxy 2-0 in their CAF Champions League first round first leg. Sundowns took an early lead in the 10th minute through Mothobi Mvala, who neatly placed his right-footed effort into the back of the net after…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Manchester United are confident they will be allowed to complete the £19m signing of teenage Atalanta winger Amad Diallo at the beginning of January. Brexit means new rules governing the signing of overseas players - the points-based Governing Body Endorsement agreement - start from…
Staff Reporter. FIFA has lodged a criminal complaint against former president Sepp Blatter over the finances of a museum in Zurich, Switzerland. The complaint relates to the involvement of Blatter and other former officials in the Fifa museum project. It is the latest allegation of financial impropriety against Blatter, who…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Premier League. Tammy Abraham scored twice as Chelsea ended their recent mini-slump by beating West Ham United at Stamford Bridge to move up to fifth in the Premier League. Back-to-back defeats had seen the Blues slip down the table but they made the ideal start on…
Staff Reporter. Ashley Barnes scored his first goal in more than a year as Burnley beat Wolves at Turf Moor to move three points clear of the Premier League relegation zone. It was a convincing performance from Sean Dyche's outfit, who have now lost only once in their past seven…
Staff Reporter. Former Al Ahly and Egypt head coach Dietrich Weise has passed away on Monday at the age of 86. The German manager has coached a number of teams during his career, namely German clubs 1.FC Kaiserslautern, Eintracht Frankfurt, and Fortuna Düsseldorf. He also had stints at the helm…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The twists and turns of 2020. FC Bayern München were the dominant force, not only in the Bundesliga but across Europe, in 2020. Five trophies, including the Meisterschale, the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Super Cup led to star striker Robert Lewandowski being crowned The Best…
Staff Reporter. The kick-off dates of two Carling Currie Cup matches have been moved to combat the threat of Covid-19 infection. The Vodacom Bulls’ home match against the Xerox Lions – scheduled for Saturday, 26 December (kick-off 19h00) has been postponed to Wednesday, 6 January 2021 (kick-off 19h00), because of…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Lee Westwood has been named 2020 European Tour Golfer of the Year. It is the fourth time the 47-year-old Englishman has won the award. Westwood began the year with victory at the Abu Dhabi Championship in January, and ended it by winning the Race to Dubai …
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Tiger Woods and his 11-year-old son Charlie finished five shots behind winners Justin Thomas and his father at a two-day exhibition event in Florida. Team Woods shot a 10-under 62 for the second day in a row to end on 20 under and seventh…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. South Africa legend Jacques Kallis will join England as batting consultant for their tour of Sri Lanka in January. The 45-year-old is third on the all-time list of Test run-scorers with 13,289. He also took 292 wickets. Kallis has coached Kolkata Knight Riders in…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Orlando Pirates goalkeeper coach Jryi Nieminen has confirmed his departure from the Buccaneers as he issued a statement on social media. The veteran goalkeeper coach arrived at Mayfair in June 2019 to replace Andrew Sparkes who had just left to join Premier League side Southampton. Nieminen's arrival…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt admits he is facing tough times with the Soweto giants, saying it's the challenging job of his career. The former Bidvest Wits boss has only managed a single win out of eight matches at the Naturena-based club in the DStv Premiership so…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Photo Credit: Gallo Images. Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Rhulani Mokwena says the CAF Champions League competition is a different stage compared to the DStv Premiership. The Brazilians are looking to get their continental campaign off to a bright start following their draw against Golden Arrows on Saturday afternoon…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Real Madrid beat Eibar to record a fourth straight La Liga win and keep pace with leaders Atletico Madrid. Karim Benzema opened the scoring with his seventh league goal of the season and then set up Luka Modric as Real scored twice in the…
Staff Reporter. TS Galaxy have fired coach Dan Malesela after just a single win in eight DStv Premiership matches in their debut season, the club confirmed on Sunday. Galaxy lost 3-2 at Cape Town City this weekend to leave the club on seven points from a possible 24, with Malesela…
Staff Reporter. Scott McTominay became the first player to score twice inside the first three minutes of a Premier League game as Manchester United climbed to third in the table with a remarkable victory over old rivals Leeds at Old Trafford. The midfielder found the bottom corner with a ferocious…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Leicester City climbed to second in the Premier League as they overcame top-four rivals Tottenham to move four points behind leaders Liverpool. In a hard-fought battle between the sides starting the day third and fourth in the table - Spurs one point above the…
Staff Reporter. AmaZulu FC walloped Chippa United 3-1 in the DStv Premiership match at the Jonsson Kings Park Stadium this afternoon. United contained Amazulu in the opening stages of the match and the visitors managed to score first after the hosts failed to clear their lines. Isaac Nhlapo curled the…
Staff Reporter. Rafael Leao scored the fastest goal in Serie A history as AC Milan netted after just six seconds of their game at Sassuolo on Sunday. The Portuguese forward, 21, took Hakan Calhanoglu's pass in his stride to stroke the league leaders ahead virtually from the kick-off. Leao's goal…
Staff Reporter. The women's national team squad for the Pakistan women's inbound tour in Durban in January and February will be selected from a training camp featuring 25 players, including four who are new additions to the women’s national team roster, according to Cricket South Africa. The Momentum Proteas will…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez produced a near-flawless display to unpick Callum Smith and take the British fighter's WBA world super-middleweight title. The Mexican shone in Texas as he all but froze Smith out over 12 rounds with calculated pressure, spiteful punching and evasive defensive work.…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. PNC Championship first-round leaderboard -14 Team Kuchar (US); -12 Team Singh (Fiji); -11 Team Duval (US, Team Lehman (US), Team Norman (US) Selected others: -10 Team Daly (US), Team Furyk (US), Team O'Meara (US), Team Thomas (US), Team Trevino (US), Team Woods (US). Full…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Juventus maintained their unbeaten Serie A start with a comfortable victory over Parma. Sweden's 20-year-old forward Dejan Kulusevski slotted in from Alex Sandro's pass to send Andrea Pirlo's side ahead after 23 minutes. Ronaldo headed in three minutes later…
Staff Reporter. Robert Lewandowski scored a dramatic injury-time winner, his second goal of the game, to earn Bayern Munich a 2-1 comeback victory at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday, sending them top of the Bundesliga table going into the Christmas break. Patrik Schick brilliantly volleyed the hosts in front in the…
Staff Reporter. Everton revival continued with a 2-1 win over Arsenal in front of 2,000 fans at Goodison Park. A Rob Holding own goal and Yerry Mina strike on the stroke of halftime were enough to ensure that Nicolas Pepe's first-half penalty counted for nothing. Everton took the lead after…
Staff Reporter. The Lions ended a three-year Currie Cup losing run against the Sharks when they clashed in Johannesburg on Saturday. This was the perfect opportunity for the Sharks to move within three, potentially four, log points of the Vodacom Bulls and still have a game in hand. Instead, this…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs and Bloemfontein Celitc played to a 1-1 draw in a 2020-21 DStv Premiership match at FNB Stadium in Soweto. Itumeleng Khune dropped to the bench as Daniel Akpeyi returned in goal, while Ramahlwe Mphahlele replaced the suspended Philani Zulu. Chiefs opened the scoring on the eight…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City returned to winning ways in the Premier League and closed the gap to the top four with a hard-fought victory over in-form Southampton at St Mary's. Raheem Sterling swept in from Kevin de Bruyne's cutback after 16 minutes as Pep Guardiola's side stamped their authority following…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Lionel Messi equalled Brazil legend Pele's record of 643 goals for a single club after scoring for Barcelona against Valencia. The Argentine, 33, scored a diving header just before half-time immediately after his penalty was saved by Valencia keeper Jaume Domenech. Messi scored his first goal for…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Paris St-Germain forward Neymar is set to return in January from an ankle injury suffered against Lyon on 13 December. Neymar was seen screaming in agony and clutching his ankle after a challenge from Thiago Mendes, who was sent off. The Brazil international, 28,…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns failed to extend their lead at the top of the DStv Premiership with a 1-1 draw against Golden Arrows this afternoon. The result sees the Brazilians go three points clear at the top of the log, but they could be overhauled by Swallows FC (who play…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Twitter. Atletico Madrid went three points clear at the top of the Spanish La Liga table with two games in hand following victory over Elche. Ex-Liverpool and Barcelona forward Luis Suarez slotted in England international Kieran Trippier's cross in the 41st minute to put Atletico ahead.…
Staff Reporter. Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah both scored twice as Liverpool hit seven past Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park to go six points clear at the top of the Premier League table. Firmino, Salah, Takumi Minamino, Sadio Mane and Jordan Henderson were all on the scoresheet as the champions…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Photo Credit: BackpagePix. New AmaZulu coach Benni McCarthy has revealed his plans for the Durban-based club, saying his mission is to challenge for trophies. The South African all-time top scorer says he doesn't want to see Usuthu adding numbers in the DStv Premiership but at least fight…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Ahead of their trip to Angola for the Caf Confederation Cup clash against Sagrada Esperanca, Orlando Pirates could be without two of their key players. According to coach Josef Zinnbauer, strikers Zakhele Lepasa, and Tshegofatso Mabasa are doubtful for the clash as they sustained injuries. The duo…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Photo Credit: Lee Warren. Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Lebogang Manyama says it was disappointing to lose their midweek DStv Premiership game against SuperSport United but hopes they will minimize their errors. The Bafana Bafana international, however, has praised their team effort despite suffering to a 2-1 loss at…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Borussia Dortmund's Youssoufa Moukoko became the youngest player to score in the Bundesliga as his side lost 2-1 to Union Berlin. The striker, aged 16 years and 28 days, equalised on the hour mark. Union's goals were both from set pieces with on-loan striker…
 Staff Reporter. First Test, Adelaide Oval (day three) India 244 (Kohli 74) & 36 (Hazlewood 5-8, Cummins 4-21) Australia 191 (Paine 73*) & 90-2 (Burns 51*) Australia win by eight wickets. India collapsed to 36 all out - their lowest total in Test cricket - as Australia won the first…
Staff Reporter. Stellenbosch FC came back to hold Maritzburg United to a 2-2 draw in the DStv Premiership match at the Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg. Maritzburg went into the clash on Friday looking for their first victory of the season, and will have been bouyed by their perfomance from…
Staff Reporter. The Cheetahs overturned a 10-point deficit in the second half to claim a 35-31 win over the Pumas at Mbombela Stadium. The defending Currie Cup champions, headed into this clash hunting their first victory in the competition and a result that would see them close the gap on…
Staff Reporter. South Africa have confirmed two unnamed players have tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of their two-match test series against Sri Lanka that starts in Pretoria on Boxing Day, forcing the call-up of a trio of players as replacements. The positive tests were announced on Friday, a day before…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Photo Credit: Gallo Images. Mamelodi Sundowns coach Manqoba Mngqithi has admitted that the Brazilians are experiencing problems as the club is under a dark cloud. The reigning league champions have endured a tough few weeks dealing with the loss of defenders Anele Ngcongca and Motjeka Madisha who…
Staff Reporter. Sergio Perez has signed to race for Red Bull alongside Max Verstappen in 2021. The 30-year-old Mexican, who took his maiden Formula 1 win in the Sakhir Grand Prix this month, replaces British-Thai Alex Albon, who will stay with the team as reserve driver. Red Bull decided Albon…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Photo Credit: Muzi Ntombela. Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Dumisani Zuma says it is time for them to bounce back and that it feels good to be back in action after he was sidelined because of a niggling hamstring injury. The former Bloemfontein Celtic hitman also thanked the coaching…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. One of the most extraordinary seasons in Bundesliga history could hardly break off for the winter without one last gift to its followers, and Saturday's top-of-the-table clash between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and FC Bayern München ticks all the boxes. FC Bayern came from behind to beat VfL…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said his side played "brilliant football" as they moved to sixth in the Premier League with a comeback victory over bottom club Sheffield United. Marcus Rashford's double ensured the visitors maintained their perfect away record in the Premier League this season but…
Staff Reporter. Formula 1's governing body the FIA has confirmed the calendar for the longest season in history next year. There will be 23 grands prix held, starting in Australia on 21 March and ending in Abu Dhabi on 6 December. The British Grand Prix at Silverstone will be on…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:AP. Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski won the best men's player at the Best Fifa Football Awards in Zurich, beating last year's winner Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to the top prize. The Poland striker scored 55 goals in just 47 games last season as he helped German…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Russia's ban from all major sporting events after a doping scandal has been cut to two years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The ban still prevents Russia from competing in the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, set to be held next year, and…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. The Griquas match against the Vodacom Bulls scheduled for Kimberley on Saturday has become the first Currie Cup game to be called off due to Covid-19 protocols. SA Rugby confirmed that the fourth-round match has been cancelled after players and management from the Bulls…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. The Australian Open will start on 8 February next year after being pushed back three weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic. The first Grand Slam of the 2021 season was scheduled to take place in Melbourne from 18 to 31 January. The four-day men's…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Manchester United's Edinson Cavani has been charged for a deleted social media post containing a Spanish phrase that is offensive in some contexts. The Uruguayan striker sent the message after scoring the injury-time winner in United's 3-2 win at Southampton. Cavani, 33, subsequently deleted…
Staff Reporter. Robert Lewandowski scored twice to pass the 250-goal mark in the Bundesliga as Bayern Munich came from behind to end Wolfsburg's unbeaten start. The 32-year-old Poland striker becomes just the third player to reach the landmark in the German top flight, after Gerd Muller and Klaus Fischer. Maximilian…
Staff Reporter. Roberto Firmino's last-minute header broke Tottenham's stubborn resistance at Anfield and sent Liverpool to the top of the Premier League table. An entertaining encounter looked set to end in stalemate before - with the game entering stoppage time - Firmino soared to flash a header high past Spurs…
Staff Reporter. Barcelona came from behind to beat Real Sociedad and knock the Basque side off top spot in La Liga. Barca move up from eighth to fifth with the win, while Atletico Madrid take over from Real Sociedad on goal difference at the top. Willian Jose tapped La Real…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates were made to sweat for their 1-0 win over Chippa United in the Premier Soccer League match which was played at Orlando Stadium. The Soweto giants broke a six-year trophy drought on Saturday with MTN8 success against Bloemfontein Celtic. Fortune Makaringe netted with less than five…
Staff Reporter. A dominant Leeds scored three late goals against Newcastle as they secured only their second Premier League win in seven games. The home side had created 20 efforts on target after 76 minutes, but found themselves level at 2-2 before right-back Stuart Dallas stole in at the far…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Cristiano Ronaldo had a penalty saved as Juventus drew for the sixth time in 12 Serie A games, this time against Atalanta. Federico Chiesa put the champions ahead with a fine strike from outside the box, his first league goal for Juve. Remo Freuler…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. It has been confirmed that former Highlands Park legend and Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates coach Joe Frickleton has died. Scotland-born Frickleton spent the majority of his playing and coaching days in South Africa where he was one of the most successful coaches from the 1970s…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Al Ahly head coach Pitso Mosimane has tested positive for COVID-19, the club’s official website confirmed. Mosimane was appointed by Al Ahly in October and managed to guide them to a season treble for the third time in the club’s history. A 2-1 win over Zamalek in…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. West Brom manager Slaven Bilic has been sacked after 18 months in charge, with the club 19th in the Premier League. The Baggies have gathered seven points from 13 league games, with eight defeats, though they earned a surprise 1-1 draw at Manchester City…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo has signed a contract extension worth a reported $228.2m (£170.1m) - the richest in NBA history. The two-time Most Valuable Player, 26, has agreed a five-year deal. His agent confirmed the details of the contract to ESPN, with the…
Staff Reporter. Marco Reus scored 12 minutes from time as Borussia Dortmund beat Werder Bremen to secure a first victory under interim head coach Edin Terzic. Lucien Favre was sacked as Dortmund boss after a 5-1 humbling at recently promoted Stuttgart on Sunday. Reus converted on the rebound after his…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Karim Benzema scored twice as Real Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao to move level on points at the top of La Liga. Athletic's Raul Garcia was sent off early on after two bookings for fouls on Toni Kroos, who put Real ahead with a first-time…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Premier League. Chelsea missed the chance to go top of the Premier League as Pedro Neto scored in the 95th minute to earn Wolverhamton Wanderers a 2-1 win at Molineux. Oliver Giroud put Chelsea in front only for Daniel Podence to level. Neto thought he had…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs have suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of SuperSport United at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Tuesday evening. Siyabonga Ngezana returned to the Chiefs line-up at the expense of Kgotso Moleko while SuperSport were without midfielder Teboho Mokoena through suspension. Goals from Bradley Grobler and Sipho…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Newcastle boss Steve Bruce said two of his players are "not well at all" after contracting coronavirus. Bruce has not named those who are still suffering, or how many tested positive. "If you ever underestimated this thing then don't, because you're talking about elite…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. New leaders Bayer 04 Leverkusen will try to defend their position, defending champions FC Bayern München face a stern test, and Borussia Dortmund begin life after Lucien Favre in a busy round of midweek fixtures on Matchday 12 of the Bundesliga. Midweek rounds of league action are…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Photo Credit: Muzi Ntombela. SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo believes Kaizer Chiefs are still a top team in the DStv Premiership despite their recent struggles. The Matsatsantsa boss is preparing to lead his charges against Amakhosi at Lucas Moripe Stadium, saying coach Gavin Hunt's men can still…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: AP. World number 94 A-Lim Kim claimed her first major title with a stunning final round at the US Women's Open. Kim, 25, started five strokes behind leader Hinako Shibuno but closed with three straight birdies in a four-under 67 to finish three under overall. The…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United will face David Silva's La Liga leaders Real Sociedad in the last 32 of the Europa League. The Manchester City legend moved to Sociedad last summer and will return to the city with his Spanish side. Arsenal face Portuguese giants Benfica and Premier League leaders Tottenham…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana Photo Credit: Gallo Images. Mamelodi Sundows have finally issued a statement saying its a "difficult period of uncertainty" surrounding the reported death of defender Motjeka Madisha as the player’s family await DNA identification of the remains burnt beyond recognition in a car crash that occurred early Sunday…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Photo Credit: Gallo Images. Former Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has paid tribute to the late defender Motjeka Madisha who passed in a car accident on Sunday morning.The Limpopo-born defender lost his life allegedly in a horrific car accident in the early hours of Sunday morning. 'Jingles'…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Gallo Images. The CSA Interim Board has delivered a notice of suspension and a disciplinary hearing to CSA’s acting-chief executive officer, Kugandrie Govender, on Monday. This notice sets out allegations of misconduct by Govender while in the position as chief commercial officer of CSA and…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. After lifting the MTN8 trophy on Saturday night beating Bloemfontein Celtic, Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer says he knew exactly what he was getting himself into when took the job last year in December. The German manager took over a club that hadn't won a major trophy…
Staff Reporter. Ireland and Scotland will face each other in the pool stages of the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France. England - finalists in 2019 - will play Japan and Argentina, while 2019 semi-finalists Wales will face Australia and Fiji. It is the second successive World Cup in which…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Thinus Maritz. When Siya Kolisi, Springbok rugby captain, Stormers and Western Province player, was 12 years old, he nearly drowned. Kolisi, says that "there are 600 children who drown in South Africa every year in entirely preventable incidents. In my community, we have days when we…
Staff Reporter. Cape Town City and Bafana Bafana midfielder Thabo Nodada takes a long view of professional and personal success, even if that means making difficult decisions and putting hard graft before glitz. His isn’t a typical football story, nor is his approach to money that of the stereotypical big-spending…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: BackpagePix. Amazulu have unveiled Bafana Bafana legend Benni McCarthy as their new head coach. The 43-year-old replaced Ayanda Dlamini, who stepped down as head coach last week with Usuthu down in 11th in the Premier Soccer League, having won just one of his opening six PSL…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Liverpool will face last season's semi-finalists RB Leipzig in the last 16 of the Champions League, while Chelsea come up against Atletico Madrid. Manchester City will face Borussia Monchengladbach, who are in the last 16 for the first time since 1978. Holders Bayern Munich face Italian side…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Liverpool FC. Former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier has died at the age of 73. The Frenchman managed the Reds from 1998-2004 and led them to five major trophies, including the FA Cup, League Cup and Uefa Cup treble in 2000-01. Prior to Liverpool, Houllier managed Lens,…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Paris St-Germain forward Neymar was carried off on a stretcher with what appeared to be a serious ankle injury during his side's defeat by Lyon. The Brazilian was pictured screaming in agony and clutching his ankle after suffering the injury in stoppage time. It…
Staff Reporter. Lionel Messi scored in the second half to give Barcelona a 1-0 win over Levante on Sunday. With his 642nd goal in a Barca shirt, Meessi now is on the cusp of tying Brazil and Santos legend Pele for most goals with a single club. It was tough…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Reuters. James Maddison scored twice as Leicester produced a relentless first-half display to beat Brighton and climb to third in the Premier League. The 24-year-old struck twice before half-time, his second a sublime, curled finish into the top corner after he had slotted in from Jamie…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Cristiano Ronaldo scored two penalties to earn a Serie A victory for Juventus at struggling Genoa. With the tally level, Ronaldo scored after a foul on Juan Cuadrado then made certain of the points after Alvaro Morata was brought down. Paulo Dybala had given…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool missed out on the chance to go top of the Premier League and were somewhat fortunate to come away with a draw from a game in which they were second best for large periods to an impressive Fulham. Mohamed Salah earned them their point, firing a low…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Jeffrey Schlupp scored a late Crystal Palace equaliser after a mistake by Hugo Lloris to deny leaders Tottenham victory before their top-of-the-table game at Liverpool on Wednesday. Harry Kane put Spurs on course for a sixth win in seven league games with a shot…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: BackpagePix. Springbok wing Aphiwe Dyantyi has been informed of a four-year suspension for a doping offence. In 2019, just weeks before the Springboks were set to depart for the World Cup, news first broke that Dyantyi’s mandatory B sample had come back testing positive for three…
Staff Reporter. Max Verstappen ended a frustrating season for Red Bull on a high with victory in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Dutchman took his second win of the year ahead of Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton, who were unable to challenge in second and third. An early…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Borussia Dortmund have sacked head coach Lucien Favre after their 5-1 home defeat to Stuttgart. It was Dortmund's fourth defeat of the season, and left them five points behind Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich. Favre, whose contract was due to expire at the end of…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Southampton moved into the Premier League's top four by sweeping aside bottom club Sheffield United. Che Adams pounced in the box to poke in the opener, Stuart Armstrong scored a deflected opener, with Nathan Redmond came off the bench to add a delightful third.…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Lee Westwood has won a third Race to Dubai title after an extraordinary finish to the European Tour season at the DP World Tour Championship. Matthew Fitzpatrick won the event on 15 under but Westwood was second on his own to claim the season-long title, 20…
Staff Reporter. McLaren Racing has agreed to sell a third of the company to a group of United States-based investors. MSP Sports Capital will inject £185m by the end of 2022 in a deal valuing the British company at £550m. The consortium has initially bought 15% of the firm running…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Gallo Images. Bafana Bafana defender Motjeka Madisha has been killed in a car accident on Saturday night, the second tragedy to hit South African football in a matter of weeks after the passing of Anele Ngcongca. Madisha died in an accident in Kempton Park, his…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Unified world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua mixed power and patience as he knocked out Kubrat Pulev to bolster hopes that a historic fight against Tyson Fury could soon be a reality. The British heavyweight smashed home a hard right hand in round three that forced his…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:@Everton. Everton rewarded their returning fans with a much-needed victory at Goodison Park which ended Chelsea's 17-game unbeaten run. Carlo Ancelotti's side, who hosted 2,000 fans for the first time this season, went ahead when Gylfi Sigurdsson tucked away from the spot following Edouard Mendy's foul on…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Real Madrid showed why they are La Liga champions with a convincing 2-0 win at home to leaders Atletico Madrid in the derby on Saturday to end the visitors' unbeaten start to the league season. Real made a blistering start and deservedly took the…
Staff Reporter. Bayern Munich remained atop the Bundesliga after coming from a goal behind for the fifth consecutive league game to rescue a 1-1 draw at Union Berlin on Saturday. Union stunned the visitors in the sixth minute with Grischa Proemel's glancing header from a corner. The hosts were the…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Manchester United and Manchester City played out a dismal derby stalemate behind closed doors at Old Trafford. In a game devoid of quality and excitement, neither side were able to carve out the opportunity that could make a difference amid the eerie silence of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Al Ahly. Al Ahly manager, Pitso Mosimane, talked about their ambitions in the upcoming Club World Cup and how Rene Weiler helped the team's development. After winning their ninth CAF Champions League title, when they beat arch rivals Zamalek in the final. This automatically put…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates came from behind to clinch the 2020 MTN8 title with a 2-1 win over 10-man Bloemfontein Celtic at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. Victory in the final secured a first piece of silverware for Pirates in six years. Celtic, who had Ronald Pfumbidzai sent off in…
Staff Reporter. Borussia Dortmund lost further ground in the Bundesliga title race as they suffered a heavy home defeat by promoted side Stuttgart on Saturday and maintain their unbeaten run on the road this season. Silas Wamangituka put Stuttgart ahead with a 26th-minute penalty, after Emre Can had brought down…
Staff Reporter. The Currie Cup title race was reignited after the Sharks claimed a thrilling 32-29 victory over the Vodacom Bulls in Durban. The result reduced the Bulls’ lead at the top of the Currie Cup standings to just four points, after the men from Pretoria entered the weekend sitting…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: PA. Substitute Anwar El Ghazi converted a stoppage-time penalty as Aston Villa snatched victory in their West Midlands derby at Wolves. Wolves had the better of their first home game since striker Raul Jimenez suffered a fractured skull, with Fabio Silva hitting a post midway through…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. A brace of tries from hooker Scarra Ntubeni helped DHL Western Province to a bonus-point 28-14 Carling Currie Cup victory over the Phakisa Pumas at DHL Newlands in Cape Town. The match, which was littered with penalties from both sides, was more of a…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. West Ham boss David Moyes said the video assistant referee is making "terrible decisions" in the Premier League, despite seeing his side fight back to beat Leeds and move up to fifth. Leeds had gone in front when Mateusz Klich converted a twice-taken sixth-minute penalty, with…
Staff Reporter. Quinton de Kock will lead the Proteas’ Test squad for the 2020/2021 season. The decision comes as Cricket South Africa (CSA) also names the squad that will take on Sri Lanka in the two-match, Betway Test Series to be played over the traditional Boxing Day and the New…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Anthony Joshua warned Kubrat Pulev he will face a "real one" in Saturday's world title fight as the pair exchanged heated words at Friday's weigh-in. Pulev, 39, goaded Joshua as the unified world heavyweight champion took to the scales, drawing an animated reaction. The pair stood…
Staff Reporter. Zambian national football coach Milutin Sredojević has been released on R10,000 bail after appearing in court in a sexual assault case. The 51-year-old, who previously coached Orlando Pirates and several other African nations, appeared in the New Brighton magistrate's court in Port Elizabeth on Friday morning, the National…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer explains the feeling of reaching his first cup final in South African football, saying they will do their best to lift the MTN8 trophy. The German manager says it was not an easy passage to the final as they defeated Cape Town…
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