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Staff Reporter @Getty Images. In one of the worst kept secrets this year, the Vodacom Bulls finally announced the signing of Springbok utility back Johan Goosen to join their ranks as from 1 July this year. Goosen, who has been playing for Montpellier in France for the past few seasons,…
Staff Reporter. @Getty Images. Seven-time All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge says he endured "one of the scariest things" in his life in his final game, playing with an irregular heartbeat which has since forced him to retire. He called time on his 15-year NBA career on Thursday, five days after suffering heart…
Staff Reporter. @IAAF. World 100m champion Christian Coleman has had his two-year ban for missing three drug tests reduced by six months following an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas). The 25-year-old American will still miss the Tokyo Olympics starting in July as the ban runs until…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana With just six rounds of fixtures left,the 2020-21 Bundesliga season is approaching its climax–but there is still a lot to play for. With another action packed weekend, competition remains fierce for the top spot, Champions League places and battle to avoid relegation. The action kicks off on…
Staff Reporter. Arsenal's victory came without star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who confirmed on Thursday that he has been treated in hospital after contracting malaria while on international duty with Gabon. The 31-year-old scored in Gabon's 3-0 win over DR Congo in Africa Cup of Nations qualification on 25 March. He…
Staff reporter. Chris Morris hit two sixes in the final over as Rajasthan Royals beat Delhi Capitals by three wickets in the Indian Premier League. Chasing 148 to win, Delhi needed 12 from the last six balls, bowled by England's Tom Curran. Morris - who is the IPL's most expensive…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns booked their spot in the semi-finals of the Nedbank Cup after thrashing Orlando Pirates 4-1 on Thursday evening. Sundowns emphatic victory sets up a semifinal with top-flight rookies Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila at the same venue on Sunday. Peter Shalulile began the goal-fest in the 13th minute…
Staff Reporter. Tshwane - Akani Simbine tore up the Tuks Stadium track in spectacular fashion, charging over the line to produce a stunning result on Thursday afternoon, bringing to a close the opening day of the Sizwe Medical Fund ASA Senior Track and Field Championships in Tshwane. Simbine won his…
Staff Reporter. Baroka FC came back to hold Kaizer Chiefs to a 1-1 draw in the DStv Premiership match at the Peter Mokaba Stadium. The draw saw Bakgaga Ba Mphahlele climb up to 11th place on the league standings, while Amakhosi remained on the ninth spot - a point behind…
Staff Reporter. Caster Semenya says she will not attempt to qualify for the 200m at the Tokyo Olympics after defending her national 5,000m title in South Africa. The 30-year-old won the title in 15 minutes 52.28 seconds - 42.48 seconds outside the Olympic qualifying time. Semenya will be unable to…
Staff Reporter. Bafana Bafana star Percy Tau has been named in a 40-man preliminary U23 South Africa squad for the upcoming Olympics in Tokyo later this year. The global showpiece is set to take place in the capital of Japan starting on Friday, 23 July and ends on Sunday, 8…
Staff Reporter. Head coach of the Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana believes her side is making good progress following months of inactivity – but now she wants stronger opposition to prepare for the future. The South Africans played two matches in three days and emerged victorious – defeating Zambia and Botswana 3-1…
By Michael Vlismas. The Sunshine Tour returns to action next week with the first of three tournaments co-sanctioned with the European Challenge Tour, each of which offers the chance for a career-changing week for South African professionals. The co-sanctioned series of tournaments tees off with the R3 million Limpopo Championship…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates resume their bid for Nedbank Cup glory when they clash in a quarter-final match at Loftus Versfeld this evening. Kick-off is at 6:00 pm CAT. Sundowns comes into this match with confidence after setting a new unbeaten record of 20 matches in the…
Staff Reporter Baroka FC host Kaizer Chiefs in the DStv Premiership at the Peter Mokaba Stadium this afternoon. Kick-off is at 15:00. Baroka FC side lie 12th in the standings, three points behind eighth-placed TS Galaxy they look to secure a top-eight finish. Matsimela Thoka, the Baroka head coach, says…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool's Champions League campaign ended in disappointment as Real Madrid set up a semi-final meeting with Chelsea by keeping Jurgen Klopp's side at bay in a goalless draw at Anfield. Real arrived at Anfield protecting a 3-1 lead from the first leg and while they eventually went through…
Staff Reporter. Third Twenty20, Centurion South Africa 203-5 (20 overs): Markram 63, J Malan 55; Nawaz 2-38 Pakistan 205-1 (18 overs): Babar 122, Rizwan 73 Pakistan won by nine wickets. Babar Azam made his first international Twenty20 century as Pakistan cruised to a target of 204 and a nine-wicket victory…
Staff Reporter. Tshwane – The flagship event on Athletics South Africa's calendar will get under way on Thursday when the country's elite athletes compete for national titles at the Sizwe Medical Fund ASA Senior Track & Field and 20km Walk + Combined Events Championships to be held at Tuks Athletics…
Staff Reporter. Former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak has been banned from all cricket for eight years for corruption offences. The International Cricket Council (ICC) found that Streak, 47, engaged with an Indian man known as 'Mr X' during his time coaching Zimbabwe and in Twenty20 leagues across Asia. Streak passed…
By Michael Vlismas. South Africa's top junior golfers will walk in the footsteps of Major winners, world number ones and Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup stars when they compete on the legendary Gary Player Country Club golf course in the Nedbank Junior Challenge from 3-5 May and for the chance…
Staff Reporter. Minnesota Timberwolves and Brooklyn Nets players wore T-shirts calling for "liberty and justice for all" following the fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer on Sunday. The death of Duante Wright,20 in Brooklyn Center sparked days of angry protests and an overnight curfew. Tributes were…
Staff Reporter. Paris St-Germain were beaten on the night but held on to claim an away-goals victory over holders Bayern Munich that takes them through to the last four of the Champions League. In a fascinating second leg between the sides that contested last year's final, PSG were threatening on…
Staff Reporter. Defending champions Mumbai Indians somehow earned their first win of the new Indian Premier League season with a 10-run defeat of Kolkata Knight Riders. Mumbai were bowled out for 152 in Chennai, with Andre Russell taking 5-15 in only two overs. Kolkata, led by Eoin Morgan, were 72-0…
Staff Reporter. England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been ruled out of the Indian Premier League with a broken finger, his Rajasthan Royals team say. The Royals say Stokes, 29, was injured while fielding during their four run loss to Punjab Kings on Monday. England say their medical staff are in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Al Ahly skipper and goalkeeper Mohammed El-Shennawhy has been tested positive for COVID-19 just days ahead of the Cairo derby against Zamalek. The 32-year-old is considered an integral part of Al Ahly’s squad, having kept 13 clean sheets in 20 games across all competitions this season. He…
Staff Reporter. Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City will both have 2,000 fans at Wembley for the Carabao Cup final on 25 April. But fans under 18 cannot attend, and people who are clinically extremely vulnerable or pregnant have also been told not to apply for tickets. To get into Wembley,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The 2021 SA National Aquatic Championships successfully concluded this evening with a total of seven Olympic and ten Paralympic Qualification times during the six day competition in Gqeberha. Emma Chelius’ outstanding performance in the morning heats of the 50m freestyle earned her a new South African Record…
By Michael Vlismas. The Sunshine Tour today announced that Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky, one of the Distell Group's leading and internationally awarded brands, will become the new title sponsor of the Bain's Whisky Cape Town Open which will be played at the Royal Cape Golf Club in April. Bain's Whisky…
Staff Reporter. Stephen Curry made history by becoming the Golden State Warriors' all-time leading scorer with the ninth 50-point game of his career in Monday's NBA victory over the Denver Nuggets. Curry, who joined the Warriors as a first-round draft pick in 2009, scored 53 points in the 116-107 win.…
Staff Reporter. Brighton edged a point closer to Premier League safety with a goalless draw against Everton at Amex Stadium. The Seagulls climbed a place to 15th after the low-key encounter - seven points clear of 18th-placed Fulham who have played a game more. Brighton pushed for a winner late…
Staff Reporter. @Backpagepix. Mamelodi Sundowns maintained their unbeaten record in this season's DStv Premiership by defeating Chippa United 2-1 at the Sisa Dukashe Stadium. The win saw Masandawana set a new league record as they are now undefeated in 20 matches and they also opened a six-point lead at the…
Staff Reporter. South Africa beat Pakistan after hitting the 140-run target in the second T20I at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. Proteas Aiden Markram hit 54 runs in 30 balls, skipper Heinrich Klaasen scored 36, and George Linde hit 20 runs, helping the Proteas level the series 1-1. Pakistani bowlers…
Staff Reporter. Tottenham are to "determine the most effective action moving forward" after Son Heung-min suffered "abhorrent" racist abuse on social media. The South Korea forward was abused following Sunday's 3-1 Premier League home defeat by Manchester United. Team-mate Davinson Sanchez received racist messages on social media after a 2-2…
Staff Reporter. Indian Premier League Kolkata Knight Riders 187-6 (20 overs): Rana 80, Tripathi 53; Rashid 2-24 Sunrisers Hyderabad 177-5 (20 overs): Pandey 61, Bairstow 55; Krishna 2-35 Kolkata Knight Riders won by 10 runs A half-century from England's Jonny Bairstow was not enough as Sunrisers Hyderabad lost by 10…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @Masters2021. Masters final leaderboard -10 H Matsuyama (Jpn); -9 W Zalatoris (US); -7 J Spieth (US), X Schauffele (US); -6 J Rahm (Spa), M Leishman (Aus); -5 J Rose (Eng); -4 P Reed (US), C Conners (Can) Selected others: -2 R MacIntyre (Sco); -1 T Hatton (Eng);…
Staff Reporter. Gabriel Martinelli scored in his first start since January as Arsenal ended a run of four games without a win with victory over the Premier League's bottom club Sheffield United. The Brazilian has endured an injury-plagued season, but was on hand to net his side's second with a…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates moved one step closer to the CAF Confederation Cup knockout stages with a 3-0 win over Al-Ahli Benghazi in Group A. Pirates recalled goalkeeper Wayne Sandilands and Tshegofatso Mabasa as well as Deon Hotto to partner Gabadinho Mhango in the final third. Al Ahli adopted a…
Staff Reporter. Swallows FC broke a nine-match winless run in the DStv Premiership with a 1-0 win over Black Leopards at Dobsonville Stadium. Daniel Gozar converted from the penalty spot to move the Dube Birds up to fourth on the league standings while Lidoda Duvha remain in bottom spot, six…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United inflicted further damage on Tottenham's hopes of making the Premier League's top four as they came from behind to secure a fully deserved victory. Spurs went into this game knowing victory would keep them in touch with the Champions League places but another colourless performance led…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Tatjana Schoenmaker and Christian Sadie continued to impress during the fifth day of the SA National Aquatic Championships, taking place at the Newton Park Swimming Pool in Gqeberha. Schoenmaker added the 100m breaststroke title to her tally with a new African Record and Olympic Qualification time of…
Staff Reporter. Jesse Lingard continued his stunning form with West Ham by scoring twice in the first half to set the Hammers on course for a crucial victory over fellow Champions League hopefuls Leicester City. The two sides came into the weekend occupying the last two Champions League spots, before…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Zonica Lindeque broke the SA U18 girls' shot put record. Photo credit: Jason Koopman. Paarl – Two more records fell on Saturday, bringing a thrilling close to the TWIZZA ASA Age Category (u16-u20) Championships at Dal Josaphat Stadium in Paarl, bringing it to 5 new records overall.…
Staff Reporter. After four days of competition, South African’s top athletes have no intentions of slowing down, with a new African and three South African Records broken at the SA National Aquatic Championships in Gqeberha. Alani Ferreira (SB13) penciled her name on the Paralympic short list with a fast 1:23.97…
Staff Reporter. @Getty Images. A rare goal from full-back Matteo Darmian earned Inter Milan a 1-0 victory over Cagliari on Sunday, as Antonio Conte's side closed on their first Serie A title in 11 years. Inter moved 11 points clear of AC Milan in second with eight games to play…
Staff Reporter. Allan Saint-Maximin came off the bench and turned the game around for lowly Newcastle United as they came from behind to seal a vital 2-1 Premier League win at Burnley on Sunday. Steve Bruce's side were second best to a well-drilled Burnley, who took a first-half lead through…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs drew 2-2 with Horoya AC to advance to the quarter finals in the Caf Champions League on Saturday, coach Gavin Hunt was left with confidence that they could perhaps take a shot at winning it. Chiefs were made to sweat for their spot in one of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. On April 11, 2001, an event that is usually South Africa’s greatest celebration of its local football, the Soweto derby, turned to tragedy as 43 Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates supporters lost their lives in a crowd stampede at Ellis Park. The stadium has a capacity of…
Staff Reporter. Zlatan Ibrahimovic was sent off for dissent as AC Milan beat Parma to maintain their slim Serie A title hopes. The 39-year-old Sweden striker was shown a straight red card after an hour for saying something to the referee, with his side 2-0 up. He had set up…
Staff Reporter. @Getty Images. The LA Lakers beat the Brooklyn Nets 126-101 despite missing five players and seeing Dennis Schroder ejected in the second half. Andre Drummond scored 20 points for the Lakers and Schroder registered 19 before he and opponent Kyrie Irving were removed The Lakers are missing Anthony…
Staff Reporter. Masters third-round leaderboard -11 H Matsuyama (Jpn); -7 X Schauffele (US), M Leishman (Aus), J Rose (Eng), W Zalatoris (US); -6 C Conners (Can); -5 J Spieth (US); -4 B Harman (US) Selected others: -2 R MacIntyre (Sco); +1 M Laird (Sco), T Fleetwood (Eng), M Fitzpatrick (Eng),…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs are set to face Mamelodi Sundowns, Simba SC or Esperance de Tunis in the quarter-finals of the Total CAF Champions League. Chiefs secured qualification for the last-eight of the competition on Saturday evening via away goals in the head to head rulings against Horoya AC following…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Real Madrid beat rivals Barcelona 2-1 at home in an entertaining, rain-soaked Clasico on Saturday to go top of La Liga. Karim Benzema put the champions in charge at a soggy Alfredo di Stefano stadium with a delightful backheel in the 14th minute while a deflected Toni…
Staff Reporter. Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has challenged Kai Havertz to show greater "hunger and determination" after the forward impressed in a dominant victory at Crystal Palace. The Germany international scored the Blues' first goal and set up their second for Christian Pulisic to fire in from close range as…
Staff Reporter. It’s make or break for Kaizer Chiefs in the CAF Champions League when they face Guinea giants AC Horoya tonight and you can watch the entire match below. Kaizer Chiefs XI:, Frosler, Ngezana, Cardoso, Mathoho, Blom, Manyama, Ngcobo, Parker, Mashiane, Billiat. Subs: Bvuma, Mphahlele, Baccus, Kambole, Katsande, Sasman,…
Staff Reporter. Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich stumbled to a 1-1 draw at home against Union Berlin on Saturday after conceding an 86th minute equaliser through Marcus Ingavartesen to see their lead at the top cut to five points with six games left. Fielding a largely second-string side because of injuries,…
Staff Reporter. Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila secure a vital 2-0 away win over TS Galaxy at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg TTM secured the victory – their first in the league since February – thanks to goals from Brandon Theron and Thabo Rakhale, with the result pushing them out of the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Pakistan beat South Africa by four wickets in an exciting first fixture of the four-match T20I series at Johannesburg which went down to the wire. They reached the target of 189 with just 1 ball to spare, and now, Pakistan lead the series 1-0. Excluding wins coming…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool dramatically snapped a six-game run of Premier League defeats at Anfield on Saturday with a 2-1 win against Aston Villa thanks to a late Trent Alexander-Arnold goal. Ollie Watkins - who scored a hat-trick in Villa's 7-2 win in the reverse game - fired the visitors ahead…
Staff Reporter. @Mediapix. Banyana Banyana came back from one goal down to defeat neighbours Zambia 3-1 in an exciting international friendly match played at the Bidvest Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday, 10 April 2021. All South Africa’s goals came from the Spain-based duo of Noko Matlou (2) and Thembi Kgatlana…
Staff Reporter. Stuart Dallas scored an injury-time winner as 10-man Leeds United beat runaway leaders Manchester City at Etihad Stadium. Dallas gave the visitors a surprise lead three minutes before the break with a low shot that went in off the inside of a post. However, the dismissal of skipper…
Staff Reporter. The Royal Challengers Bangalore landed the first punch in the 14th edition of the Vivo IPL as they claimed a nerve-racking final-ball two-wicket win over the defending champions Mumbai Indians in the opening match of the competition at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Friday. Harshal Patel…
Staff Reporter. @Gallo Images. AmaZulu moved to second spot on the DStv Premiership table after snatching a 1-0 win away to Stellenbosch FC on Friday evening. Thembela Sikhakhane and Xola Mlambo were named on Usuthu’s bench following their return from suspension, while Stellies’ attack featured Stanley Dimgba and Ashley Du…
Staff Reporter. Al Ahly have concluded their CAF Champions League group-stage campaign with a 1-0 home victory over Tanzanian champions Simba FC. The Reds hosted Simba in a dead-rubber as Simba had already qualified for the quarter-finals as group winners, with Al Ahly accompanying them as runner-ups. However, Pitso Mosimane’s…
Staff Reporter. Masters second-round leaderboard -7 J Rose (Eng); -6 B Harman (US), W Zalatoris (US); -5 J Spieth (US), M Leishman (Aus); -4 J Thomas (US), T Finau (US), B Wiesberger (Ast), SW Kim (Kor), C Champ (US), H Matsuyama (Jpn) Selected others: -1 B DeChambeau (US); Level R…
Staff Reporter. Adama Traore struck a stoppage-time winner for Wolves as Fulham's hopes of remaining in the Premier League suffered another significant blow. Traore settled the game with a fierce angled drive with little time left. Earlier, Wolves had been denied a goal when the video assistant referee ruled that…
Staff Reporter. Tatjana Schoenmaker and Christian Sadie led the way as the Olympic and Paralympic Qualification short list continued to grow on the third night of swimming action at the SA National Aquatic Championships taking place in Gqeberha. Schoenmaker cruised ahead of the pack in the 200m breaststroke to an…
Staff Reporter. Uefa has confirmed that eight of the 12 host cities for this summer's Euro 2020 will have spectators attending games. The four remaining cities - Munich, Rome, Bilbao and Dublin - have until 19 April to provide additional information on their plans before final decisions are made whether…
Staff Reporter. CR Belouizdad secured a 2-0 win over Mamelodi Sundowns in the CAF Champions League Group B match at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria. The win saw the Algerian club qualify for the quarter-finals as Group B runners-up, while Sundowns, had already qualified for the knockout phase as…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. After FC Bayern München overcame RB Leipzig to open up a seven-point gap atop the Bundesliga standings, the league leaders are looking to take their next step towards a ninth successive Meisterschaleon Matchday 28. Hansi Flick’s side are at home to face 1.FC Union Berlin on Saturday…
Staff Reporter. @Augusta.com. Masters first-round leaderboard -7 J Rose (Eng); -3 B Harman (US), H Matsuyama (Jpn); -2 P Reed (US), W Zalatoris (US), W Simpson (US), C Bezuidenhout (SA) Selected others: -1 T Hatton (Eng), J Spieth (US); +1 P Casey (Eng), J Thomas (US);+2 D Johnson (US), T…
Staff Reporter. Paarl – Benjamin Richardson and Banele Shabangu delivered breakthrough performances on Thursday as they claimed the titles of the fastest junior athletes in the country on Day 2 of the TWIZZA ASA Age Category (u16-u20) Championships 2021 at Dal Josaphat Athletics Stadium in Paarl. Richardson charged to victory…
By Michael Vlismas. The Sunshine Tour, Sunshine Ladies Tour and Dimension Data have announced that the longstanding Dimension Data Pro-Am will still go ahead as planned this May, but without the pro-am element in observance of the Coronavirus health protocols and current restrictions. The Dimension Data Pro-Am features on both…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United took a big step towards reaching the Europa League semi-finals with an away win over Granada in the first leg of their last-eight tie. Marcus Rashford put United ahead when he superbly collected Victor Lindelof's long pass and slid a finish past home goalkeeper Rui Silva.…
Staff Reporter. @Getty Images. Hideki Matsuyama and Brian Harman share the early clubhouse lead on the opening day of the Masters but Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood struggled on Thursday. Matsuyama, who could become the first Japanese player to co-lead a round at Augusta National, sits alongside American Harman at…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Mzansi’s top athletes turned up the tempo during the second day of the SA National Aquatic Championships taking place at the Newton Park Swimming Pool in Gqeberha. Chad le Clos cruised to a sterling finish in the 200m butterfly, winning the title in an Olympic Qualification time…
Staff Reporter. SuperSport has acquired the rights to broadcast all 64 matches of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The much-anticipated FIFA World Cup will be returning to South African screens next year after SuperSport reached an agreement with tournament organisers FIFA to broadcast all 64 matches live across multiple channels.…
Staff Reporter. India legend Sachin Tendulkar has been released from hospital a week after he was admitted having contracted Covid-19. Tendulkar, 47, said on 27 March he had tested positive and was taken to a Mumbai hospital six days later "as a matter of abundant precaution". The former batsman says…
Staff Reporter. The French Open has been postponed by a week in the hope that more spectators will be permitted to attend. The Grand Slam tournament at Roland Garros will now run from 30 May to 13 June with qualifying the week before. France is in a third nationwide lockdown…
Staff Reporter. Rising shot put star Mine de Klerk stole the show with a spectacular record-breaking performance on Wednesday, as the TWIZZA ASA Age Category T&F (u16-u20) Championships 2021 got under way at Dal Josaphat Athletics Stadium in Paarl. De Klerk's best effort landed at 17.57m* in the women's U20…
Staff Reporter. Kylian Mbappe scored twice as Paris St-Germain produced a superb away performance to beat title holders Bayern Munich in a thrilling Champions League quarter-final first leg. This was a meeting between last year's finalists and they both contributed in a hugely entertaining game that in itself would have…
Staff Reporter. The battle for fast times has begun as Mzansi’s swimmers kicked off the 2021 SA National Aquatic Championships, doubling as the official Olympic and Paralympic Trials, at the Newton Park Swimming Pool in Gqeberha today, Wednesday, 7th April. Tatjana Schoenmaker showed off her record breaking form with a…
Staff Reporter. Another century from Fakhar Zaman helped Pakistan to a series-clinching 28-run defeat of South Africa in the third one-day international. Fakhar, who made 193 in a losing effort in the second ODI, made 101 from 104 balls, with captain Babar Azam adding 94 from 82 deliveries. Hasan Ali's…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Tiger Woods was driving about 40 miles per hour over the speed limit when he crashed a sport-utility vehicle in February, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva. Woods was traveling between 84 and 87 miles per hour in a 45 m.p.h. zone, Villanueva said at…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GeorgeLebese. Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila have confirmed the signing of George Lebese at the DStv Premiership club. Lebese joined Major League Soccer (MLS) side Colorado Switchbacks in December 2019 after parting ways with Mamelodi Sundowns. "I can confirm that TTM, we have signed George Lebese for the remainder…
Staff Reporter. @AP. AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in talks to sign a contract extension. The 39-year-old, whose current deal runs until June, has scored 15 league goals this season for Milan, who are second in Serie A. Talks are understood to be progressing well, though there is no…
Staff Reporter. @Gallo Images. With South Africa hosting the 2023 Netball World Cup (NWC), Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, has announced the NWC board. Addressing a media briefing on Tuesday, the Minister said the Cape Town International Convention Centre will host the 2023 NWC from 17 July…
Staff Reporter. @Getty Images. Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has signed a new contract with the Premier League leaders that runs until 2025. The 29-year-old Belgium international had more than two years remaining on his previous deal. De Bruyne has won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. LUX, today voiced its support for renowned South African Olympic gold medalist, Caster Semenya. This comes off the back of her fight against the World Athletics board (IAAF) to allow her to compete in the 800m race in the upcoming 2021 Olympics. In the animated video released…
Staff Reporter. @Getty Images. Bryson DeChambeau has a "secret" club for this week's Masters as he continues to "go down numerous rabbit holes" in his quest to win a Green Jacket. The American was favourite to win when the last Masters was held in November after his six-shot US Open…
Staff Reporter. Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool made it "too easy" for Real Madrid to win the quarter-final first leg between the sides, but feels Mohamed Salah's goal offers his side a lifeline in the return game at Anfield. The Reds were largely second best throughout an entertaining game against a…
Staff Reporter. Premier League leaders Manchester City have reported a loss of £126m for the 2019-20 season which was disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. The club posted an 11% reduction in revenue to £478.4m but the figure does not include delayed income from player sales - including proceeds from Leroy…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs and Stellenbosch FC produced a stunning second half performance with four quality goals as they settled for a 2-2 DStv Premiership stalemate at FNB Stadium. The result – which saw all four goals scored in a crazy span of 13 second-half minutes – sees the Amakhosi…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns moved six points clear at the top of the DStv Premiership after coming from behind to defeat Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila 3-1 on Tuesday afternoon. Rivaldo Coetzee, Sphelele Mkhulise and Sibusiso Vilakazi all scored for the first time this season as the Brazilians extended their unbeaten run…
Staff Reporter. North Korea has announced it will not take part in the Tokyo Olympics this year, saying the decision is to protect its athletes from Covid-19. The decision puts an end to South Korea's hopes of using the Games to engage with the North amid stalled cross-border talks. In…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs aims to make it three wins from three when they host Stellenbosch FC in the DStv Premiership on Tuesday. Victories over Orlando Pirates and Wydad Casablanca, two massive scalps for Chiefs, should infuse confidence in the side, but they are up against a wily opponent who…
Staff Reporter. West Ham captain Mark Noble says the Hammers have nothing to lose in the race to secure Champions League football after victory at Wolverhampton Wanderers moved them into the Premier League's top four. After racing into a three-goal lead during a brilliant opening 40 minutes, the Hammers held…
Staff Reporter. Ousmane Dembele scored a dramatic late winner to give Barcelona victory over Real Valladolid and a huge boost in their La Liga title challenge. Barcelona move up to second, one point behind leaders Atletico Madrid, thanks to a sixth La Liga win in a row. Barca looked as…
Staff Reporter. The Bafana Bafana vacant position has solicited extensive interest from high profile coaches around the globe as well as local trainers. The Senior Men’s National Team is looking for a coach after SAFA parted ways with coach Molefi Ntseki this past Wednesday. This followed South Africa’s failure to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Luc Eymael has been appointed as Technical Advisor of Chippa United while Siyabulela Gwambi has been named interim head coach following Dan Malesela's exit. Malesela parted ways with the Chippa United after the humiliating 5-1 loss to Maritzburg United on Saturday evening. Chippa statement: Chippa United Football…
Staff Reporter. @Getty Images. Four-time major champion Brooks Koepka believes he can win the Masters despite having surgery on his right knee three weeks ago. The former world number one had surgery on 16 March after dislocating his kneecap and sustaining ligament damage. The American says he was back hitting…
Staff Reporter. Enyimba FC and Raja Casablanca both registered home victories in the 2020-21 Caf Confederation Cup on Sunday. Goals from Augustine Oladapo and Tosin Omoleye inspired Nigerian giants Enyimba to a 2-1 win over their Group A rivals, ES Setif of Algeria, in Aba. Raja Casablanca claimed a comfortable…
Staff Reporter. Sevilla recovered from missing an early penalty to beat La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid 1-0 at home on Sunday and hand a lifeline to title challengers Barcelona and Real Madrid. Atleti's Jan Oblak saved a penalty for the second game in a row when he repelled Lucas Ocampos …
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates dropped to second spot in Group A after playing to a goalless away to Al-Ahli Benghazi on Sunday evening. Pirates were determined to record a win which would take them to the top of the group standings and also return to winning ways after losing 1-0…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United came from behind to beat Brighton for the second time this season as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side took a significant step towards confirming a place in next year's Champions League. Brighton looked set for the first Old Trafford victory in their history when former United striker…
Staff Reporter. Tottenham said they are "disgusted" after defender Davinson Sanchez was subjected to racist abuse on social media following Sunday's 2-2 draw at Newcastle. The Colombian, 24, posted a picture of the abusive messages on his Instagram Stories after the match, with the words "Nothing changes". Spurs said they…
Staff Reporter. Poland's Hubert Hurkacz poses with the ATP Delray Beach Open Trophy after beating Sebastian Korda in straights sets in the final. Poland's Hubert Hurkacz claimed his first ATP Masters 1000 title by beating Italian teenager Jannik Sinner in the Miami Open final. Hurkacz, 24, won 7-6 (7-4) 6-4…
Staff Reporter. Temba Bavuma narrowly missed out on a century but he enjoyed the greater delight of notching his first win as Proteas captain, as South Africa beat Pakistan by 17 runs in the second ODI at the Wanderers on Sunday. The hosts levelled the three-match series, despite Fakhar Zaman’s…
Staff Reporter. Bloemfontein Celtic ended a five-game winless run in the 2020-21 DStv Premiership season with a 2-1 victory over TS Galaxy at Dr Molemela Stadium on Sunday. The win moved Siwelele up to 10th spot on the league standings - three behind eighth placed Galaxy - and seven points…
Staff Reporter. Newcastle earned a vital point in their fight for Premier League survival thanks to a late equaliser against Tottenham from on-loan Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock at St James' Park. The 21-year-old reacted quickest, after Miguel Almiron's effort was cleared off the line, to fire into the roof of…
Staff Reporter. Dan Malesela has reportedly been fired by Chippa United following the club’s 5-1 defeat to Maritzburg United in the DStv Premiership on Saturday. Malesela joined United in December in a deal that was to last until the end of the 2020-21 campaign‚ with an option to renew for…
Staff Reporter. @Getty Images. Romelu Lukaku scored his 20th Serie A goal of the season to earn Inter Milan a 1-0 win at Bologna on Saturday and send the Milan club eight points clear on top of the table. The Belgian struck after 32 minutes to become the seventh player…
Staff Reporter. @Getty Images. The Carabao Cup final between Tottenham and Manchester City will have 8,000 fans in attendance after it was confirmed as a pilot event to test the return of big crowds. A proportion of tickets will be made available to both clubs for the game at Wembley…
Staff Reporter. Joel Embiid scored 24 points on his return from injury as his Philadelphia 76ers side beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 122-113. Embiid missed 10 games with a bone bruise in his left knee and was rusty on his comeback, missing all of his three-point attempts. The win sent the…
Staff Reporter. @AP. Real Sociedad beat local rivals Athletico Bilbao 1-0 in the rescheduled 2020 Copa del Rey final on Saturday to get their hands on a major trophy for the first time since 1987. After a five-minute VAR review of the decision to award a penalty, Mikel Oyarzabal sent…
Staff Reporter. Portugal forward Diogo Jota came off the bench to score twice as Liverpool claimed a third successive away win with a comfortable victory against lacklustre Arsenal. Liverpool hemmed the Gunners into their own half for much of the game but had to wait until after the hour mark…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City moved to within four wins of the Premier League title as two second-half goals saw off third-placed Leicester. In their first match since announcing club-record scorer Sergio Aguero will be leaving at the end of the season, Pep Guardiola's free-scoring side were on course for a…
Staff Reporter. Top seed Ashleigh Barty retained her Miami Open title after her Canadian opponent Bianca Andreescu was forced to retire with an ankle injury. The Australian world number one was leading 6-3 4-0 in the first meeting between the pair. The 2019 US Open champion had treatment from the…
Staff Reporter. Leon Goretzka's first-half goal was enough to give Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich a crucial 1-0 victory at second-placed RB Leipzig on Saturday, as they opened up a seven-point lead at the top and edged closer to a ninth-straight league crown. Midfielder Leon Goretzka scored the winner, drilling a…
Staff Reporter. Juventus needed a 79th-minute equaliser from Cristiano Ronaldo to rescue a 2-2 draw in the Turin derby against relegation battling Torino on Saturday, leaving the champions' Serie A title defence in tatters. Midfielder Federico Chiesa opened the scoring for Juve in the 13th minute before Antonio Sanabria equalised…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs kept their hopes of qualifying for the CAF Champions League quarter-finals alive with a 1-0 win over Wydad Casablanca. Chiefs made two changes from their win over Orlando Pirates, as Yagan Sasman got a rare start alongside the return of Lebogang Manyama while Khama Billiat, Leonardo…
Staff Reporter. Maritzburg United claimed a key win in their fight against relegation from the DStv Premiership, thrashing fellow strugglers Chippa United 5-1 at the Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday evening. A brace of goals from Thabiso Kutumela inspired the Team of Choice to a victory which lifts…
Staff Reporter. @PSG. Lille returned to the top of Ligue 1 with a crucial victory at title rivals Paris St-Germain who had Neymar sent off in the closing stages. Twenty-year-old Jonathan David's deflected effort opened the scoring for Lille midway through the first half. PSG's Neymar and Lille's Tiago Djalo…
Staff Reporter. Real Madrid forwards Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema struck to give their side a 2-0 win at home to Eibar in La Liga on Saturday, keeping up the pressure on leaders Atletico Madrid ahead of Tuesday's Champions League clash with Liverpool. The Frenchman recorded his 24th goal of…
Staff Reporter. Al Ahly have managed to reach the CAF Champions League quarter-finals despite a 2-2 draw to Sudan’s Al-Merrikh. The Reds entered the game sitting second in Group A with seven points, three behind leaders Simba and three ahead of AS Vita Club while Al-Merreikh were sitting bottom with…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs welcome Moroccan giants Wydad Casablanca to the FNB stadium in the CAF Champions League this evening and here’s how they lineup. Kaizer Chiefs XI: Akpeyi, Frosler, Cardoso, Ngezana, Sasman, Blom, Mashiane, Parker, Manyama, Ngcobo, Nurkovic. Subs: Khune, Mpahlele, Baccus, Katsande, Billiat, Castro, Kambole. Livestream Video Below:…
Staff Reporter. Delhi Capitals spinner Axar Patel has tested positive for Covid-19 and been put into isolation before the start of the Indian Premier League. The 27-year-old was instrumental in Tests for India against England in March, taking four five-wicket hauls. The IPL is due to start on Friday despite…
Staff Reporter. Chelsea suffered a humiliating 5-2 defeat at home against relegation-threatened West Brom on Saturday. Matheus Pereira and Callum Robinson each scored twice and Mbaye Diagne also found himself on the scoresheet as Thomas Tuchel fell to his first defeat since taking charge at Stamford Bridge. The hosts took…
Staff Reporter. Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho has signed a new deal to keep him at the club until 2024. The 24-year-old has scored seven times in his last four appearances for the Foxes, and was named Premier League player of the month for March. He has made 117 appearances,…
Staff Reporter. Tunisian giants Etoile du Sahel and CS Sfaxien will be eyeing a return to winning ways when the 2020-21 Caf Confederation Cup season resumes this weekend. All 16 teams will be in action on Sunday with matches scattered across the African continent. Orlando Pirates will become the first…
Staff Reporter. Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo has left Weston McKennie, Paulo Dybala and Arthur out of the squad for Saturday's Serie A game against Torino after they breached Covid protocols. The trio were fined by the club after USA midfielder McKennie hosted a dinner party on Wednesday. Argentina striker Dybala…
Staff Reporter. The Toronto Raptors recorded the biggest win in their history with a 130-77 demolition of the Golden State Warriors. The 53-point winning margin could have been worse, with the Raptors leading by 61 points at one stage. For the Warriors, it was the third-worst loss in their history…
Staff Reporter. A century by Babar Azam set up a three-wicket, last-ball win for Pakistan in the first one-day international against South Africa at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Friday. The Pakistan captain hit a stroke-filled 103 off 104 balls and shared a second-wicket partnership of 177 with Imam-ul-Haq, who…
Staff Reporter Mamelodi Sundowns maintained their unbeaten record in the CAF Champions League after playing to a goalless draw with Al Hilal Omdurman. Sundowns looked to make the early breakthrough from a layoff by Mauricio Affonso to Gaston Sirino following good work from Khuliso Mudau, but the Uruguayan narrowly missed…
Staff Reporter. Cristiano Ronaldo's moment of frustration at a controversial decision in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday is turning into something positive. The captain's armband the Portugal star threw to the ground when he was controversially denied a stoppage-time winner against Serbia has been sold at auction to raise…
Staff Reporter. Munster’s Chris Cloete has been awarded the Turnover King title for the 2020/21 Guinness PRO14 season in a hotly-contested competition. The Turnover King title was introduced in 2018 to recognise the player who showed the most skill in winning the ball back for his team in order to…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said the club are unlikely to buy a striker this summer to replace the outgoing Sergio Aguero. City confirmed on Monday that Aguero, 32, will leave when his contract expires at the end of the season. Guardiola has been looking at options,…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns visit Sudanese outfit Al-Hilal in their penultimate CAF Champions League Group B clash at the Al-Hilal Stadium on Friday. Kick-off is at 15h00. Confirmed line-ups: Sundowns: Goss, De Reuck, Mvala, Lebusa, Modiba, Mudau, Kekana, Mkhulise, Mkhuma, Sirino, Affonso. Subs: Mweene, Onyango, Lakay, Maluleka, Domingo, Vilakazi, Makgalwa.…
Staff Reporter. @Getty Images. Brumbies returned to the top of the Super Rugby AU standings but had to hang on grimly to beat the winless New South Wales Waratahs 24-22 at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday. The Brumbies scored four tries to three to make it five wins out…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns will face off with Al Hilal in the CAF Champions League Group B match at the Al Hilal Stadium in Omdurman on Friday. Kick-off is at 3:00 pm CAT. Sundowns have maintained their 100 per cent record in Group B when they claimed a 1-0 victory…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs will be seeking revenge when they host Wydad Casablanca in Johannesburg on Saturday 3 April for their penultimate CAF Champions League Group C match. Kick-off at the FNB Stadium is set for 6pm CAT. The last meeting of these teams – which was rescheduled and played…
Staff Reporter. Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, who tested positive for Covid-19 last week, has been admitted to hospital. Tendulkar tweeted on Friday that he decided to go to a hospital in Mumbai "as a matter of abundant precaution under medical advice". The former captain, who is loved by millions,…
Staff Reporter. @Lee Warren. The Confederation of African Football (Caf) president Patrice Motsepe has appointed SA Football Association (Safa) president Danny Jordaan as advisor to the president in charge of Sport and Marketing. The former Fifa World Cup 2010 CEO has vast experience in this area, having served on Fifa's…
Staff Reporter. @ Getty Images. Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is set to miss both legs of the Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool after suffering a calf muscle injury. The 35-year-old defender picked up the injury while on international duty. Real face the Reds on Tuesday, 6 April and Wednesday,…
Staff Reporter. The Milwaukee Bucks ended a three-game losing streak with a 112-97 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, who lost debutant Andre Drummond to injury. Jrue Holiday scored a game-high 28 points for the Bucks, while Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Drummond had scored four…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has published a new directive that amends the country’s sports broadcasting regulations. The changes, which take effect immediately, are aimed at addressing inequalities that play a role in how television is accessed by people and the nature of the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Bundesliga Matchday 27 sees a veritable clash-of-the-titans as league leaders FC Bayern München take on second-placed RB Leipzig. With only eight games left in the season, a win would see defending champions FC Bayern extend their lead to seven points. However, three points for RB Leipzig would…
Staff Reporter. @Getty Images. The details of what caused Tiger Woods' car crash will only be released if the 15-time major winner gives permission for police to share their findings. A cause has been determined and the investigation is concluded, said Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva. Woods, 45, needed…
Staff Reporter. @Danielle Parhizkaran. World number two Naomi Osaka's 23-match winning run came to an abrupt end as she lost 6-0 6-4 to Maria Sakkari in the Miami Open quarter-finals. Japan's Osaka was stunned by the Greek 23rd seed's aggressive start, making 12 unforced errors and not landing one winner…
Staff Reporter. North Macedonia scored an 85th-minute winner through Eljif Elmas to stun hosts Germany 2-1 in their World Cup Group J qualifier on Wednesday as the Balkan country celebrated their greatest international victory. Goran Pandev had put North Macedonia ahead in the 2022 World Cup qualifier on the stroke…
Staff Reporter. South Africa rugby chief Mark Alexander says proposals for the return of fans are being taken to the country's government before this summer's British and Irish Lions tour. Alexander added that "there is no reason to doubt the tour taking place". Earlier in March, a contingency plan to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa Football Association (Safa) CEO Teboho Motlanthe has announced at a press conference at Safa House in Nasrec on Wednesday that Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki has been fired. This follows Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to Sudan in Omdurman that saw Bafana fail to qualify for the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The friendly city of Gqeberha in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro will play host to the 2021 SA National Aquatic Championships that double as Olympic and Paralympic Trials, with the action set to start from 7th to 12th April at the Newton Park Swimming Pool. Chad le…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The South African Football Association (Safa) is expected to announce the firing of Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki at a press conference at Safa House on Wednesday‚at noon. This follows an apparent confrontational meeting between Safa’s leadership and the coach at the Association’s headquarters in Nasrec late…
Staff Reporter. @Getty Images. Defending champion Ashleigh Barty moved into the Miami Open semi-finals with a battling win over Belarusian seventh seed Aryna Sabalenka. The Australian world number one won 11 of the final 12 points, as Sabalenka struggled with an abdominal injury, to seal a 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 6-3…
Staff Reporter. Nigeria ended their Africa Cup of Nations qualification campaign with a comfortable 3-0 win over Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos on Tuesday evening. The Super Eagles were already guaranteed to finish top of Group L before the match, but the result adds to their dominance…
Staff Reporter. Brighton's Leandro Trossard and Leicester's Dennis Praet scored their first Belgium goals in a crushing World Cup 2022 qualifying win over Belarus. Michy Batshuayi got the first before Hans Vanaken's volley made it 2-0 to the number one team in Fifa's rankings. Trossard's exquisite finish from 22 yards…
Staff Reporter. @BackpagePix. Wayde van Niekerk delivered in style on Tuesday, rocketing to victory in the men's 200m race at the ASA Athletix Invitational powered by AVANTI at Ruimsig Athletics Stadium in Roodepoort, Johannesburg. Van Niekerk crossed the line in 20.10 (albeit with a +2.1m/s tailwind), holding off a challenge…
Staff Reporter. @ Getty Images. World number one Dustin Johnson has apologised for withdrawing from this week's Texas Open to prepare for the Masters. The 36-year-old committed to the tournament on Friday but had a change of heart leading into the defence of his Masters title next week. "After much…
Staff Reporter. @Getty Images. A new Champions League format, featuring a 10-match first phase from 2024, is expected to be agreed by Uefa on Wednesday. The proposal, which has been under discussion for almost two years, will be finalised on Tuesday and then signed off by Uefa's executive committee. Under…
Staff Reporter. @Getty Images. Japanese second seed Naomi Osaka extended her winning streak to a 23rd match as she moved into the Miami Open quarter-finals for the first time. Osaka, whose unbeaten run includes claiming the US Open and Australian Open titles, won 6-3 6-3 against Belgium's 16th seed Elise…
Staff Reporter. Richard Mbulu scored after 16 minutes to give Malawi a 1-0 Group B victory over Uganda on Monday, and qualification for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations The 27-year-old forward headed powerfully past Uganda goalkeeper Denis Onyango off a cross from former Atletico Madrid youth squad member Robin…
Staff Reporter. Record goalscorer Sergio Aguero will leave Manchester City at the end of the season, the club has announced. The 32-year-old striker's contract expires at the end of the season and he has been told it will not be renewed. The Argentine, who signed from Atletico Madrid in 2011,…
Staff Reporter. @Gallo Images. Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki admitted that his side made life difficult for themselves after failing to qualify for the 2021 African Cup of Nations. Ntseki was commenting after Bafana Bafana's 2-0 loss away to Sudan which saw them missing out on playing in next year's…
Staff Reporter. @Getty Images. Hal Robson-Kanu, Rabbi Matondo and Tyler Roberts have been released from the Wales squad after "breaching protocols". The Football Association of Wales (FAW) did not specify the nature of the breach. Wales are preparing for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Czech Republic in Cardiff. "The three…
Staff Reporter. Poland striker Robert Lewandowski will miss Wednesday's 2022 World Cup qualifier against England at Wembley with a knee injury. The 32-year-old Bayern Munich player limped off during Sunday's 3-0 win over Andorra after scoring two goals. The Polish FA say he faces up to 10 days out with…
Staff Reporter. @ Yuzuru Sunada. Adam Yates has won the Volta a Catalunya ahead of Geraint Thomas in a race dominated by Ineos Grenadiers. Britain's Yates, 28, led the race since a powerful victory on the summit finish of stage three on Vallter 2000. Ineos completed the top three in…
Staff Reporter. @Getty Images. Billy Horschel beat his fellow American Scottie Scheffler 2&1 to win the WGC Matchplay title in Austin, Texas. Scheffler won the second hole but Horschel chipped in to win the fifth and was two ahead by the ninth. An increasingly scrappy match saw eight holes on…
Staff Reporter. Sudan beat South Africa 2-0 at Al-Hilal Stadium in Omdurman on Sunday to book their spot at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon). Victory moved the Falcons of Jediane up to 12 points in Group C, a point behind Ghana who defeated Sao Tome and Principe 3-1,…
Staff Reporter. @Getty Images. England maintained their winning start to the 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign with a comfortable victory over Albania in Tirana. Albania provided more of a challenge than hapless San Marino in England's opening 5-0 win at Wembley but once they had survived an early scare when…
Staff Reporter. Third one-day international, Pune India 329 all out (48.2 overs): Pant 78 (62); Wood 3-34 England 322-9 (50 overs): Curran 95* (83), Thakur 4-67 India won by seven runs, England were beaten in a thrilling one-day series decider against India, despite Sam Curran's heroic 95 not out. Chasing…
Staff Reporter. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton held off Max Verstappen's Red Bull for victory in an extraordinary finish to the Bahrain Grand Prix. Verstappen actually took the lead from Hamilton with four laps to go but handed the position back because he had overtaken by running off the track. The…
Staff Reporter. South Africa needs at least a point to qualify, Bafana Bafana are currently second in Group C with 10 points while Sudan are just below in third spot with nine points. Hosts Sudan go into this match knowing that nothing else but victory is what they need to…
Staff Reporter. France forward Anthony Martial went off after receiving treatment for an injury during his country's World Cup qualifying win over Kazakhstan. Martial's clever turn and pass set up Ousmane Dembele to make it 1-0 against the team ranked 122 in the world. Sergiy Maliy produced a fine clearance…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Tyrone Winfield/Sunshine Tour. Jaco Prinsloo claimed his second Sunshine Tour victory in three tournaments when he won the Serengeti Pro-Am Invitational at Serengeti's Jack Nicklaus Signature Design Championship course on Sunday. Prinsloo finished the five-round tournament on 15 under par 327 with a closing 68,…
Staff Reporter. @Getty Images. Stephanie Frappart became the first woman to referee a qualifying match for a men's World Cup when she took charge of Saturday's clash between the Netherlands and Latvia in Amsterdam France's Frappart, 37, has been a trailblazer for women officials and in December was the first…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki says he anticipates a tough encounter when his side meets hosts Sudan this evening but expects South Africa to progress to the AFCON finals in Cameroon next year. The match takes place at Al Hilal Stadium, Omdurman in the Sudanese capital of…
Staff Reporter. @Getty Images. France's Victor Perez is the sole European in the WGC Matchplay semi-finals after he beat Sergio Garcia 4&3 and Tommy Fleetwood and Jon Rahm lost. Fleetwood missed a 10-foot putt to win on the 18th against Billy Horschel and then lost at the first extra hole…
Staff Reporter. Cristiano Ronaldo stormed off the pitch at full time when he was denied a stoppage-time winner in Portugal's 2-2 draw in Serbia. Liverpool's Diogo Jota scored two headers for the Group A favourites before Serbia fought back in their World Cup qualifier. Aleksandar Mitrovic pulled one back before…
Staff Reporter. @Gallo Images. The DHL Stormers ticked several more boxes as they got full value from a comprehensive 44-12 win over the Emirates Lions in their final Kick Off 2021 preparation game at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday evening. The Stormers scored five tries, with the Lions getting…
Staff Reporter. @Reuters. Real Madrid's Luka Modric became Croatia's most-capped player as his side defeated Group H rivals Cyprus in their World Cup qualifier. Midfielder Modric, who made his debut in 2006, surpassed former defender Darijo Srna's record of 134 caps. The 35-year-old captained his side who, despite creating 17…
Staff Reporter. Ineos Grenadiers' Adam Yates retained the lead of the Volta a Catalunya after Saturday's penultimate stage. Yates, 28, is now favourite to win overall in Spain with just one stage remaining, and team-mate Geraint Thomas in third, 49 seconds behind. Yates' twin brother Simon is one minute 20…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Tyrone Winfield/Sunshine Tour. The tougher test of a Serengeti Jack Nicklaus Signature Design Championship course armed with a stiff breeze suited Jaco Ahlers as he played his into a one-stroke lead going into Sunday's final round of the Sunshine Tour's Serengeti Pro-Am Invitational. Ahlers signed…
Staff Reporter. Max Verstappen beat Lewis Hamilton to pole position for the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix following an exhilarating qualifying session. Red Bull's Verstappen delivered a supreme final lap to see off seven-time world champion Hamilton by almost four tenths of a second with his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas third.…
Staff Reporter. Nigeria qualified for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday after Lesotho and Sierra Leone drew 0-0 in Group L. The result in Maseru guaranteed the Super Eagles a top-two finish in the section ahead of their top-of-the-table clash away to Benin in Porto-Novo later Saturday. Nigeria…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa will be aiming to avoid being upset by Sudan when the two countries meet a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier at Al-Hilal Stadium on Sunday Kick-off is at 6pm CAT (SA, GMT+2). There has been conflicting reports with some saying the match will…
Staff Reporter. Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has tested positive for Covid-19. Tendulkar - widely considered the greatest batsman of all time - said he had mild symptoms in a tweet on Saturday. "I've quarantined myself at home and am following all the necessary protocols as advised by my doctors,"…
Staff Reporter. Sharks Head coach Sean Everitt unfurled a satisfied smile after his Sharks showed the kind of attacking intent to beat the Bulls that earned them nationwide admiration during Super Rugby last year. Everitt said the appetite to get at their opponents in the way they did to the…
Staff Reporter. Wales clinched the Six Nations as 14-man Scotland snatched their first victory in Paris since 1999 to wreck France's title hopes. The hosts, needing a bonus point and a winning margin of 21 points, had only one try and a 13-10 lead at the break. Damian Penaud's second-half…
Staff Reporter. Morocco and the Ivory Coast secured places at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in contrasting ways on Friday, as they raised the number of finalists to 16 with eight more places up for grabs. The Moroccans booked an 18th appearance after Group E rivals Burundi and the…
Staff Reporter. Jonny Bairstow struck a magnificent century and Ben Stokes a brutal 99 in an emphatic England chase of 337 to beat India in the second one-day international in Pune. Stokes was simply awesome in cracking 10 sixes in his 52-ball stay, while the brilliant Bairstow made 124 from…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Tyrone Winfield/Sunshine Tour. MJ Viljoen will take a one-stroke lead into the weekend of a Serengeti Pro-Am Invitational that has tested every element of the Sunshine Tour professionals' games, including tackling Serengeti's Whistling Thorn Par 3 Course in their third round on Friday. Viljoen posted…
Staff Reporter. @AFP. Former Arsenal and France striker Thierry Henry says he is removing himself from social media because of racism and bullying across platforms. Henry, 43, posted a message to his 2.3m followers on Twitter on Friday saying the problem was "too toxic to ignore". He said he would…
Staff Reporter. The Comoros Islands and the Gambia qualified for the African Cup of Nations for the first time, securing places at next January’s finals after their penultimate group games on Thursday. A goalless home draw against Togo maintained the Comoros’ unbeaten record in qualifying and guaranteed a top-two finish…
Staff Reporter. Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy recovered from his error-strewn first day at the WGC Matchplay in Texas with a 4&3 win over American Lanto Griffin. The four-time major winner, who found a swimming pool during his loss to Ian Poulter, led the 46th seed from the first to the…
Staff Reporter. Kai Havertz and Ilkay Gundogan scored as Germany got their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign off to a good start with a comfortable win over Iceland. The home side led 2-0 after just seven minutes, with Chelsea forward Havertz firing in the second after Leon Goretzka's well-taken opener.…
Staff Reporter. Lewis Hamilton says world champions Mercedes are "not the fastest" team heading into the first race of the new Formula 1 season in Bahrain. Mercedes struggled with their car in testing and Hamilton said the title fight would "absolutely" be closer than 2020, which he and his team…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Tobias Ginsberg. A world-class 200m line-up featuring the likes of Wayde van Niekerk, Akani Simbine and Anaso Jobodwana will headline the second ASA Athletix Invitational Meet powered by AVANTI at Ruimsig Athletics Stadium in Roodepoort, Johannesburg on Tuesday, 30 March 2021. The men's half-lap race, starting…
Staff Reporter. Bafana Bafana were held 1-1 by Ghana at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Thursday evening, with Group C in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers set to go down to the wire. The result at Soccer City is enough for the Black Stars to punch their ticket…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune is set to meet with management after the AFCON qualifiers, when a final decision regarding his future in the team will be made. Bafana Bafana are due to play Ghana on Thursday, 25 March at home followed by an away clash against Sudan…
Staff Reporter. Rory McIlroy drove his ball into a swimming pool during a thumping defeat to Ian Poulter in his opening group game at the WGC Matchplay in Texas. The four-time major winner's wayward drive on Austin's fifth hole was one of a number of errors in a 6&5 thrashing.…
Staff Reporter. France were held to a surprise draw by Ukraine as they got their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign under way. The world champions began confidently and deservedly went ahead when Antoine Griezmann superbly curled a left-foot effort into the corner from 18 yards. However, Ukraine held firm in…
Staff Reporter. Netherlands began their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign with a surprise defeat by Turkey. The Dutch, runners up in 2010, fell behind when Burak Yilmaz's deflected shot wrong-footed goalkeeper Tim Krul. Yilmaz then converted a penalty before Hakan Calhanoglu curled in a third. Memphis Depay saw a late…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Guinea booked their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) ticket with a 1-0 win over Mali in a Group A qualifier at Stade du 28 Septembre. Victory moved the Syli Nationale up to 11 points, two behind Mali who had already booked their…
Staff Reporter. Portugal coach Fernando Santos could not help but shrug his shoulders and smile when asked whether his side were stronger without Cristiano Ronaldo. "I don't think any team in the world can perform better when its best player is not around," he replied in the news conference prior…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Tyrone Winfield/Sunshine Tour. Jaco Prinsloo's decision to play the kind of golf he did as a kid continues to pay off as he retained his lead in the Serengeti Pro-Am Invitational at Serengeti Estates on Wednesday. Prinsloo signed for a one-under-par 71 on the Jack…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City are to install 5,620 rail seats this summer to "enhance supporter safety" at Etihad Stadium. The seats, which can be folded away to create a 'safe standing' area with barriers, will be installed in the lower tier of the South Stand. Standing at grounds in the…
Staff Reporter. Brighton & Hove Albion player Percy Tau said Bafana Bafana are aware that the two last qualifiers (against Ghana and Sudan) will be difficult but is confident the boys will deliver the goods. South Africa who are second in Group C behind Ghana on head-to-head count, take on…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. FIFA has banned ex-president Sepp Blatter from football until 2028 after giving him a new suspension of six years and eight months. Former Fifa general secretary Jerome Valcke has received a similar ban, with both also being fined £780,000. The punishments were for "various violations" of Fifa's…
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