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By Brenden Nel. If the warning sent out by Leinster's 76-14 shellacking of Glasgow Warriors in this past weekend’s Vodacom United Rugby Championship quarterfinal wasn't bad enough, the Irish powerhouse team are set to be even stronger for Friday night's semifinal against the Vodacom Bulls. Irish internationals Tadhg Furlong, Johnny…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Andrej Kramaric scored a late penalty as Croatia salvaged a 1-1 draw at home to world champions France on Monday that left both teams still chasing a first win in the Nations League. Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot fired France ahead on 52 minutes in Split as…
Staff Reporter. Equatorial Guinea hosted Libya at Nuevo Estadio de Malabo in their second 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Monday night, recording a strong 2-0 victory in the process. After feeling out process in the first five minutes of the game, both sides carved out early chances with…
Staff Reporter. The Proteas beat Ireland by eight wickets in the second women's T20I against Ireland in Dublin on Monday. The visitors, who lost the first match on Friday by 10 runs, restricted the hosts to 106-7 in their 20 overs. Ireland captain Gaby Lewis (31) and Mary Waldron (24)…
By Anthony Moruthane. Centurion, 06 June 2022 – After a weekend of riveting beach tennis action which saw over 50 players, the fourth edition of the TSA Beach Tennis Nationals came to an apex at Clubview Tennis Club in Centurion on Sunday. South Africa's leading Beach Tennis players, Kyla Yelverton…
Staff Reporter. Veteran midfielder James Milner has signed a new one-year contract with Liverpool, the Premier League club announced on Monday. Since arriving on a free transfer in 2015, Milner has helped Jurgen Klopp's team win six major honours, including the Champions League and Premier League. Liverpool were chasing an…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Neymar scored a 77th-minute penalty as Brazil broke down a stubborn Japan 1-0 in Tokyo on Monday to keep their momentum building ahead of the World Cup in Qatar. The South American heavyweights arrived in Tokyo fresh off a 5-1 thrashing of South Korea in Seoul…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GalloImages. South African Football Association's (SAFA) governance committee has revealed the names of the candidates eligible to contest for Presidency. During a media briefing held at the SAFA house in Johannesburg on Monday, the organisation's CEO Tebogo Motlanthe revealed the names of Ria Ledwaba, Solly Mohlabeng and…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min celebrated his 100th international match with a picturesque goal from a free kick on Monday as he led South Korea to a 2-0 victory over 10-man Chile in a tune-up for the World Cup. The East Asian country's other Premier League…
Staff Reporter. Egypt needed a late Mostafa Mohamed goal to beat Guinea 1-0 as the the two sides began their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaigns. Earlier on Sunday both Ghana and Tunisia had to settle for draws away from home in their second games of the qualifiers for…
By Brenden Nel. @GalloImages. The temptation to bring on Springbok legend Morne Steyn was always there, but in the end Chris Smith's drop goal to put the Vodacom Bulls through to the semifinals of the Vodacom United Rugby Championship underlined the Bulls belief in the abilities of their own players.…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Cristiano Ronaldo marshalled Portugal past Switzerland in the Nations League on Sunday as Gavi made history becoming Spain's youngest ever scorer. Ronaldo scored two goals in four first half minutes and had a third ruled offside by VAR as Portugal crushed Switzerland 4-0 in Lisbon. The…
Staff Reporter. @CarlFourie. Zimbabwe's Scott Vincent sank a seven-foot putt on the final hole to seal a one-shot win over Travis Smyth in the International Series England on Sunday. Vincent had begun the last day of this inaugural Asian Tour event in the UK a shot behind Smyth but after…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Gareth Bale led Wales to their first World Cup since 1958 as Ukraine's dreams of lifting the spirits of a war-torn country were cruelly denied by a 1-0 defeat in Cardiff on Sunday. Bale's free-kick, which was turned into his own net by Ukrainian captain Andriy…
Staff Reporter. Ghana and Tunisia both had to settle for draws away from home in qualifying for 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. Tunisia were held goalless in Botswana while Ghana drew 1-1 against Central African Republic, in a match played in Angola due to a lack of suitable stadiums in…
Staff Reporter. @RolandGarros. Spain's Rafael Nadal will look to continue his remarkable career after crushing Norway's Casper Ruud 6-3 6-3 6-0 on Sunday to lift a record-extending 14th French Open, saying despite injury concerns he would battle on. The Spaniard, the world's best ever claycourt player, won 11 games in…
By Anthony Moruthane. Roland Garros, Paris, 05 June 2022 – South African wheelchair tennis star Kgothatso Montjane and her new Japanese partner, Yui Kamiji, fell just short of claiming the doubles title at Roland Garros, going down to number one seeds Diede de Groot and Aniek van Koot on Sunday.…
Staff Reporter. Vice-captain, Chloé Tryon insists the Momentum Proteas must ensure they are on top of their game if they are to level the series ahead of the second T20 International (T20I) against Ireland at the Pembroke Cricket Club in Dublin. The visitors trail the three-match series 1-0. The second…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Brazil no longer rely on superstar Neymar to win games, manager Tite said on Sunday, with an Olympic gold medal-winning generation looking to step up at the World Cup. Neymar underlined his importance to Tite's side by netting the 72nd and 73rd goals of his Brazil…
Staff Reporter. Joe Root scored an unbeaten century as England capped a dramatic fightback to win the first test against New Zealand by five wickets at Lord's on Sunday. England, set 277 to win, finished on 279 for five, with former captain Root 115 not out after the hosts had…
Staff Reporter. Captain Gareth Bale said Wales are desperate to qualify for their first World Cup finals appearance in 64 years when they take on Ukraine in Sunday's playoff match at the Cardiff City Stadium. Wales' only World Cup finals appearance was in Sweden in 1958, where they lost to…
Staff Reporter. Unbeaten American Devin Haney fought a "smart fight" to comfortably beat Australia's George Kambosos on points on Sunday and become the first undisputed lightweight world champion in modern boxing history. Highly-rated WBC title holder Haney, a clear favourite, successfully defended his belt for a fifth time and in…
By Gavin Rich. The DHL Stormers weren't always completely on top of their game in their quarterfinal win over Edinburgh but visiting coach Mike Blair saw enough to suggest to him that the Cape team can go all the way to the Vodacom United Rugby Championship title. Although that ambition…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - A tired England side went down to a surprise 1-0 defeat in Hungary in the Uefa Nations League on Saturday, while Germany had to come from behind to draw 1-1 with an inexperienced Italy team. RB Leipzig star Dominik Szoboszlai scored the only goal of the…
Staff Reporter. @GalloImages. Local favourite Melikhaya Frans put up a spectacular fight on Saturday to win gold in the men's race at the ASA Half-Marathon Championships which was incorporated into the Nelson Bay Half-Marathon in Gqeberha, while Glenrose Xaba held on to successfully defend her national women's title. Namakoe Nkhasi…
Staff Reporter. (Reuters) - Joshua Kimmich's well-taken equaliser earned Germany a 1-1 draw with Italy in their Nations League opener on Saturday, ensuring his side remain unbeaten under coach Hansi Flick. Looking to get over their disappointment at failing to qualify for the World Cup for the second successive tournament,…
Staff Reporter. Sadio Mane netted a hat-trick of goals as Senegal, the reigning Africa Cup of Nations champions, got their qualification campaign for the 2023 edition off to a flying start with a 3-1 win over Group L rivals Benin at the Diamniadio Olympic Stadium on Saturday night. Mane's treble…
By Gavin Rich. The DHL Stormers came out snorting after halftime and scored 15 points in the first 14 minutes of the second half to set up a 28-17 quarterfinal win over Edinburgh at the DHL Stadium that clinches them a Vodacom United Rugby Championship semifinal here next week. The…
By Patrick Compton. A full-strength Sigma Lions did enough to edge a game Cell C Sharks 38 -32 in an entertaining Carling Currie Cup match at Hollywoodbets Kings Park in Durban on Saturday evening. Despite their defeat to the full URC Lions team, however, the Sharks earned two bonus points…
By Brenden Nel. Tournament favourites Leinster sent out a massive warning to the Vodacom Bulls as they demolished a poor Glasgow Warriors side 76-14 in their Vodacom United Rugby Championship quarterfinal at the RDS Stadium in Dublin on Saturday. It was made abundantly clear that any team that wants to…
Staff Reporter. The University of Pretoria and Swallows FC played to a goalless stalemate at the Tuks Stadium on Saturday afternoon, as AmaTuks remain on top of the PSL Promotion/Relegation playoff log. As it stands, the draw sees Tuks and the Dube Birds remain level on points (4) after two…
By Brenden Nel. Vodacom Bulls flyhalf Chris Smith sent an injury time drop goal sailing through the posts to send his side into the Vodacom United Rugby Championship semifinals with the tightest of margins in a 30-27 win over the Cell C Sharks. In an epic slugfest for the ages,…
Staff Reporter. @RolandGarros. (AFP) - Iga Swiatek cruised to her second French Open title by dominating teenager Coco Gauff in the final on Saturday, as the world number one claimed her 35th successive victory. The 21-year-old Polish star stormed to a 6-1, 6-3 win in only 68 minutes on Court…
By Gavin Rich. A brace of tries from fullback Stewart Moore within the space of eight minutes of each other late in the first half set up Ulster for a surprisingly one-sided 36-17 win over Munster in their Vodacom United Rugby Championship quarterfinal at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast on Friday.…
Staff Reporter. Nigeria has recalled Napoli striker Victor Osimhen for 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone and Sao Tome and Principe after missing out on a recent US tour. The 23-year-old striker is one of several players who did not feature in the Super Eagles friendlies in…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - The Blues overcame a nervous start and the Chiefs delivered a lesson in clinical finishing as both New Zealand teams emphatically booked Super Rugby Pacific semifinal berths on Saturday. Having qualified in top spot for the quarterfinals, the Blues looked rattled as they trailed 6-0 against…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Former Argentina striker Carlos Tevez confirmed late on Friday that he has retired from professional soccer, one year after leaving Buenos Aires club Boca Juniors citing burnout. The 38-year-old said on national TV show in Argentina that he would no longer play professionally. Known as 'El Apache',…
Staff Reporter. French coach Jean-Louis Gasset made a winning debut as boss of the Ivory Coast on Friday when the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations hosts beat Zambia 3-1 in a Group H opener in Yamoussoukro. The first two goals came after corners with captain Serge Aurier poking the Elephants…
Staff Reporter. Casper Ruud became the first Norwegian man to reach a Grand Slam final on Friday when he set-up a French Open title clash with 13-time champion Rafael Nadal, the man he described as his "idol". World number eight Ruud defeated Croatia's Marin Cilic 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Substitute Andreas Cornelius scored twice as Denmark recovered from conceding to a brilliant Karim Benzema goal to beat France 2-1 on Friday in the Uefa Nations League at the Stade de France, the first match at the venue since the chaos that marred last weekend's Champions…
Staff Reporter. AmaZulu Football Club have announced that they are parting ways with 15 players and two members of their technical staff. Neil Boshoff, Tapelo Xoki, Xola Mlambo, Luvuyo Memela, Philani Zulu, Limbikani Mzava, Tsepo Masilela, Kgotso Moleko, Henrick Ekstein, Abraham Majok, Thabo Qalinge, Siphelele Mthembu, Andre de Jong, Augustine…
Staff Reporter. The Pumas fought hard to secure a narrow 29-28 (halftime 14-7) Carling Currie Cup victory over the Toyota Cheetahs to keep their semifinal hopes alive at the Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein on Friday evening. However, it could have ended in heartbreak for the visitors. With less than a…
By Ross Roche. An amazing comeback from the Tafel Lager Griquas saw them snatch a scarcely believable 43-41 (halftime 19-35) win over DHL Western Province in their Carling Currie Cup clash at the Danie Craven Stadium on Friday afternoon. The hosts scored all five of their tries in the first…
Staff Reporter. German third seed Alexander Zverev retired injured from his French Open semifinal against 13-time champion Rafael Nadal after rolling his right ankle badly on Friday. Zverev twisted his ankle as he tried to retrieve a shot in the 12th game of the second set and screamed in pain…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The newly-designed United Rugby Championship trophy arrived in South Africa this week and will be on display at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday when the Bulls host the Sharks in one of four quarterfinals matches this weekend. "The Vodacom United Rugby Championship trophy embodies all that we believe…
By Michael Vlismas. Sun City, North-West – Rourke van der Spuy kept the door firmly closed on multiple Sunshine Tour winners Hennie Otto and Louis de Jager as another inspired putting display saw him shoot 69 in the final round of the SunBet Challenge hosted by Sun City to claim…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Kaizer Chiefs have announced that they will not offer Bernard Parker a new contract when his current deal expires on 30 June. Parker (36) has amassed over 350 appearances in Chiefs colours, netting 64 goals for the Soweto giants. 'Hond', as he is fondly known, has won…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates have confirmed that co-coach Fadlu Davids will be leaving the club at the end of the month. Davids worked with the likes of Micho Sredojevic, Rulani Mokwena, Josef Zinnbauer and he now leaves the team after being appointed as co-coach alongside Mandla Ncikazi last season. The…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has backed incoming boss Erik ten Hag to deliver trophies at the club next season but cautioned that the new manager must be afforded time to implement changes needed to make the team a credible force. Ronaldo scored 24 goals in all competitions…
Staff Reporter. (Reuters) - Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah said he would trade all the individual honours he won this season for a chance to replay last Saturday's 1-0 Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid. The Egypt international won the Premier League's playmaker of the season award and shared the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GettyImages. A year ago Canan Moodie was a ball boy at Loftus Versfeld for the senior team matches. This week the 19-year-old phenomenon is a key member of the team's push for Vodacom United Rugby Championship playoff glory. It's been a meteoric rise from ball boy to…
By Gavin Rich. If you are looking for a Carling Currie Cup game from the penultimate weekend of the league phase that doesn’t have anything riding on it, you are going to be disappointed. All three games that provide an interesting sideshow to the Vodacom United Rugby Championship quarterfinals -…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Mamelodi Sundowns and Supersport United have agreed terms for the permanent move of midfielder Sipho Mbule as of effect from 1 July 2022 for an undisclosed fee. Mbule joined the club's academy in the 2015/16 season from Virginia (Harmony) Sports Academy and played just under 100 games…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Bafana Bafana's camp is in full swing as they prepare to travel to Morocco next Thursday for their opening 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. But they can look to history for some inspiration, not only in matches against North African opponents, but also Morocco themselves. Bafana…
Staff Reporter. (Reuters) - Portugal striker Ricardo Horta grabbed a late equaliser to earn his side a 1-1 draw with Spain in their Nations League opener at Estadio Benito Villamarin on Thursday. Alvaro Morata had given Spain the lead but Horta's goal ensured the great rivals drew for the fourth…
By Michael Vlismas. Sun City, North-West – It took a little while for Rourke van der Spuy to warm up, but he was loving the greens on the back nine as he shot a one-under-par 71 on Thursday to claim a one-stroke lead after the second round of the SunBet…
Staff Reporter. Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri has extended his contract with the Roman outfit until 2025, the Serie A club confirmed on Thursday. The 63-year-old former Chelsea, Juventus and Napoli boss agreed a two-year extension to the deal he signed in June last year after Simone Inzaghi left for Inter…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Iga Swiatek romped into her second French Open final on Thursday and will face Coco Gauff for the title after the teenager became the youngest Grand Slam finalist since 2004. World No 1 Swiatek, the 2020 Roland Garros champion, cruised to a dominant 6-2, 6-1 semifinal…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Neymar scored two calmly taken penalties as Brazil fired a World Cup warning with a 5-1 thrashing of South Korea in Seoul on Thursday. The Paris Saint-Germain forward scored his 72nd and 73rd goals for his country to close on Pele's record of 77 for Brazil.…
Staff Reporter. German international defender Antonio Rudiger has joined Spanish and European champions Real Madrid from Chelsea, the two clubs confirmed on Thursday. The 29-year-old centre-back, who was out of contract at Chelsea, has signed a four-year deal in the Spanish capital, Real announced. In a statement on their official…
Staff Reporter. Juan Mata is the latest player to leave Old Trafford when his contract expires at the end of the month Manchester United said on Thursday. A major overhaul is expected at United over the coming months as new manager Erik ten Hag tries to put his stamp on…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed that they have parted ways with attacker Dumisani Zuma, influenced by his "numerous disciplinary issues". Ill-discipline has plagued him for most of the 2021/22 season and has seen him suspended twice by the club. In late 2021, Zuma was suspended after he was…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. It's been a breakout season for several players in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship who have risen to the challenge of the north and produced some of the best rugby of their careers. With the abundance of South African talent on display, it's hard to narrow it…
By Anthony Moruthane. A former top-ranked player at the University of Limpopo, Thembi Mathobela has been a teacher for the last 13 years, and since taking part in the programme she has started a tennis programme at Letlotlo Primary School in Seshego. As part of Tennis South Africa's ongoing efforts…
By Gavin Rich. DHL Western Province coach Jerome Paarwater has made five changes to his team for Friday afternoon’s Carling Currie Cup clash with high flying Windhoek Draught Griquas in Stellenbosch. WP took a more experienced team than has generally been the trend for them this season to Johannesburg for…
Staff Reporter. Despite running relatively a few races this year, Stephen Mokoka remains arguably the favourite to win the ASA Half-Marathon Championships in the famed Windy City of Gqeberha, Eastern Cape on Saturday. Known as a man for big occasions, the 37 year-old Mokoka is the SA record holder in…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Lionel Messi stole the show as Copa America holders Argentina powered to a 3-0 win against European champions Italy in the Finalissima at Wembley on Wednesday. Inspired by the peerless Messi, Argentina raced into a two-goal lead in the first half of the prestigious friendly thanks…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne were on Wednesday named among the six nominees for the English Professional Footballers Association Player of the Year award. De Bruyne is the current holder of the award, having won it the last two seasons, while…
Staff Reporter. Swallows FC edged out Cape Town All Stars 2-1 in a PSL promotion/relegation playoffs match at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville on Wednesday afternoon. Therefore, Amaswaiswai got their playoffs campaign off to a winning start with two goals from Mbulelo Wambi and Joseph Mhlongo propelling the team…
By Michael Vlismas. Sun City, North-West – Callum Mowat began with two birdies and just continued on that high as he shot a 67 to lead the SunBet Challenge hosted by Sun City after the first round on Wednesday, saying afterwards it was a round that "made me feel good…
Staff Reporter. French World Cup-winning midfielder Paul Pogba is to leave Manchester United at the end of June, the club said on Wednesday, bringing the curtain down on a largely disappointing second spell there. "The club can announce that Paul Pogba will leave Manchester United at the end of June,…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Brazil superstar Neymar could miss his side's friendly match against South Korea on Thursday after injuring his foot during training on the eve of the game. Neymar grabbed his right foot and fell to the turf after colliding with a teammate during the session at Seoul…
Staff Reporter. Faf de Klerk of the Springboks tackles Dan Bigger of the Lions (Gallo). Rugby World Cup-winning Springbok Faf de Klerk will join Japanese side Yokohama Canon Eagles next season, the club said on Wednesday, in the latest big-name coup for the ambitious league. The feisty scrum-half leaves English…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Rafael Nadal insisted he still has work to do to win a 14th Roland-Garros despite knocking out Novak Djokovic and said it was "too late" to be playing after their quarterfinal ended in the early hours of Wednesday. The Spaniard is still on track for a…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Teenage star Coco Gauff and Martina Trevisan, a seasoned Italian professional who rebuilt her career after conquering anorexia, reached their maiden Grand Slam semifinals at Roland Garros on Tuesday. Gauff, who burst onto the scene as a 15-year-old history-maker at Wimbledon three years ago, defeated fellow…
Staff Reporter. Gareth Bale said on Wednesday that his time at Real Madrid was an "incredible experience" as he confirmed his departure from the LaLiga club after a nine-year spell in the Spanish capital. The 32-year-old, who signed for Real from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013, was out of contract this…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Kaizer Chiefs will go into the next season without the services several big name players including Samir Nurković's who joined Amakhosi back in 2019 and started his career with the Glamour Boys on a high note by banging in 14 goals during his first stint with the…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Alexander Zverev beat Carlos Alcaraz in a dramatic four-set clash on Tuesday to secure a Roland Garros semifinal meeting with either Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal. The German third seed claimed a 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (9/7) victory over 19-year-old Spanish sensation Alcaraz after three hours…
Staff Reporter. (Reuters) - France coach Didier Deschamps has left the national squad after his father died, the French federation (FFF) said on Tuesday. "It is with great sadness that I have heard of the passing of Didier's father this morning. Didier went to join his relatives and I assure…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Timothy Weah is determined to make his famous footballing father proud and impress on a stage he never graced by leading the United States towards a solid World Cup showing in Qatar. The American forward's father George, the only African player to win the Ballon d'Or,…
Staff Reporter. Tottenham Hotspur have announced the signing of Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic on a two-year deal until 2024. The 33-year-old had a medical with the Premier League club on Monday and will join on a free transfer on 1 July when his contract with Inter expires. Perisic worked…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @DavidMillersa12. Proteas will tap into the confidence of IPL champion David Miller when they kick off a busy 2022-23 season with five T20Is in India next week. Miller is coming off the back of an excellent IPL campaign for the Gujurat Titans, who won the tournament at…
Staff Reporter. A group of players will be invited to join the first week of the planned three-week Springbok preparation camp in Pretoria from Sunday, as the team gear up for the Castle Lager Incoming Series, which features three test matches against Wales in July. With three South African franchises…
Staff Reporter. (Reuters) - Monaco Grand Prix winner Sergio Perez had more to celebrate on Tuesday when Red Bull announced a contract extension keeping the Mexican alongside Formula One world champion Max Verstappen until 2024. Championship leader Verstappen's deal runs to the end of 2028 after the Dutch driver signed…
By Michael Vlismas. Sun City, North West – A sense of opportunity abounds on the Sunshine Tour at the moment with three first-time winners in the first three tournaments of the new season, and heading into a SunBet Challenge at Sun City this week that could keep building on this…
Staff Reporter. (Reuters) - Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has withdrawn from the squad for their four Nations League matches over the next fortnight just days after his Champions League heroics with Real Madrid. He has a groin strain and has been withdrawn after a medical examination, as has defender Jason…
Staff Reporter. The ever-popular HSBC Cape Town Sevens will return to the Mother City on the weekend of 9-11 December this year, when the best men’s and women’s sevens teams in the world will return to the DHL Stadium for the first time since 2019. The 2023 HSBC World Rugby…
Staff Reporter. Uefa has commissioned an independent report into the scenes outside the ground that delayed Saturday's Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid. Kick-off at the Stade de France in Paris was delayed by over half an hour with Liverpool ticket-holders seen waiting in huge queues, and French…
Staff Reporter. Chelsea's £4.25bn sale to a consortium led by American investor Todd Boehly and private equity firm Clearlake Capital has been completed. The club was put up for sale in March before previous owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned over his links to Russian president Vladimir Putin. Chelsea had been…
Staff Reporter. Premier League stars Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah head to Africa for 2023 Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers weary and disappointed after a 70-match season that ended with Liverpool's Champions League final loss. Mane-inspired defending champions Senegal host Benin and visit Rwanda in Group L and should secure…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - World No 2 Daniil Medvedev and fourth-ranked Stefanos Tsitsipas crashed out of Roland Garros in the fourth round on Monday as women's top seed Iga Swiatek took her winning streak to 32 matches after surviving a huge scar US Open champion Medvedev was beaten by 20th…
Staff Reporter. Al Ahly succumbed to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Wydad Casablanca in the final of the 2021-22 CAF Champions League, played at the Stade Mohamed V on Monday night. A brace of goals from Zouheir El Moutaraji secured a third CAFCL crown for the Red Castle,…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates wrapped up their 2021-22 Premier Soccer League campaign with a disappointing 2-0 defeat to SuperSport United at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Monday evening. The catch-up match – which was postponed due to the Buccaneers' run to the final of the CAF Confederation Cup – was decided…
Staff Reporter. Real Madrid's French striker Karim Benzema deserves to win the Ballon d'Or this year after helping to guide his team to the Champions League title, seven-times winner of the award Lionel Messi said on Monday. Benzema had the best season of his 13-year career at Real, scoring 44…
By Brenden Nel. The Toyota Cheetahs have snapped up two Airlink Puma stars for the forseeable future and have managed to extend the contracts of two more of their players. Following on the news that both Frans Steyn and Ruan Pienaar have signed on for another year, the Cheetahs announced…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Robert Lewandowski said on Monday that his time with Bayern Munich was over, without specifying his future plans, amid reports that Barcelona have made him an offer. "Today it is certain that my story with Bayern has come to an end," the Polish star striker told…
By Michael Vlismas. The Sunshine Tour and SunBet today announced the launch of the SunBet series of tournaments as part of its 2022/23 season, and SunBet's role as an official partner of the Tour. SunBet is a premium South African betting site that offers a wide variety of the very …
Staff Reporter. Fresh from defending his 5000m title at the ASA Senior Track and Field Championships at the Green Point Stadium in Cape Town last month, Precious Mashele is setting his sights on defending his ASA Half-Marathon Championships crown at Gqeberha, Eastern Cape on Saturday, 4 June. Last year, the…
Staff Reporter. World football's most coveted trophy, the Original FIFA World Cup™ Trophy touched down on Mzansi shores on Saturday, 28 May as Coca-Cola, in partnership with FIFA, brings the magical feeling of the FIFA World Cup™ to South Africa. Coca-Cola hosted the arrival ceremony at the Lanseria International Airport…
By Karien Jonckheere. @GalloImages. Matt Sates completed an astounding clean sweep of golds in each of his events at the Mare Nostrum series in Europe by clinching victory in the 200m individual medley in Canet, France on Sunday night. Having secured 400m individual medley gold on Saturday, the 18-year-old raced…
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