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Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Everton have appointed former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez as their new manager. The 61-year-old Spaniard has signed a three-year deal and succeeds Carlo Ancelotti, who resigned in early June to return to Real Madrid. "I am delighted to be joining Everton," said Benitez. "I believe this is…
Staff Reporter. Defending champion Tadej Pogacar claimed a dominant time trial victory on stage five as Mathieu van der Poel narrowly retained the yellow jersey. Pogacar finished the 27.2km course in 32 minutes - 19 seconds quicker than Stefan Kung in second. The Slovenian's stunning ride saw him put more…
By Michael Vlismas. @SunshineTour. Louis de Jager has secured himself a place in his first Major after successfully qualifying for the 149th Open at Royal St George's. The Sunshine Tour campaigner was one of 12 golfers from a field of 288 who qualified at various venues in England. De Jager…
Staff Reporter. Canadian fifth seed Bianca Andreescu suffered a first-round defeat in straight sets at Wimbledon as she was dominated by France's Alize Cornet. World number 58 Cornet produced an impressive display to record a 6-2 6-1 victory over the 2019 US Open champion. Cornet will meet Australian Ajla Tomljanovic…
Staff Reporter. The Proteas held their nerve to beat the West Indies by a single run in the nail-biting third T20 and take a 2-1 series lead. The next fixture is scheduled to take place on Thursday, 1 July. Tabraiz Shamsi was the pick of the bowlers and once again…
Staff Reporter. Everton are close to confirming the appointment of ex-Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez as successor to Carlo Ancelotti after he agreed a three-year deal. The contentious arrival of the 61-year is now seen as a formality after he impressed Everton owner Farhad Moshiri in several rounds of talks. Benitez…
Staff Reporter. @EURO2020. Artem Dovbyk scored in added time in extra time as Ukraine edged out 10-man Sweden at Hampden to set up a Euro 2020 quarter-final with England. Oleksandr Zinchenko smashed Ukraine in front with a powerful drive but a deflected shot from Emil Forsberg levelled matters before half-time.…
Staff Reporter. Joe Root led England to a five-wicket win against Sri Lanka in the first one-day international at Chester-le-Street. Chasing just 186, the hosts wobbled at 80-4 in the 12th over but Root's unbeaten 79 from 87 balls saw them win with 15.1 overs to spare. He and Moeen…
Staff Reporter. @Wimbledon. American great Serena Williams broke down in tears as her latest attempt for an elusive record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title was cruelly ended by injury. Williams started against Belarusian world number 100 Aliaksandra Sasnovich with heavy strapping on her right thigh and then slipped in the fifth…
Staff Reporter. @Prosport. Former Kaizer Chiefs striker Knowledge Musona has cut his ties with European football after swapping Belgian side Anderlecht for Saudi Arabia club Al-Tai FC. Belgian giants Anderlecht have confirmed that Musona, 31, has left the club ahead of the 2021/22 season in order to sign with newly-promoted…
Staff Reporter. @EURO2020. England struck twice late on to end a 55-year wait for a knockout tie victory over Germany amid scenes of huge tension and elation to reach the Euro 2020 quarter-finals at Wembley. Gareth Southgate's side battled hard to earn the statement victory that has so often eluded…
Staff Reporter. @Wimbledon. Eight-time champion Roger Federer avoided a huge Wimbledon upset as injury robbed France's Adrian Mannarino of the chance to earn a memorable win. Sixth seed Federer, 39, trailed 6-4 6-7 (3-7) 3-6 4-2 when Mannarino slipped and injured his knee. The world number 41 battled on and…
Staff Reporter. Frank de Boer has left his job as manager of the Netherlands after a shock European Championship last-16 defeat by the Czech Republic. De Boer, 51, was appointed last September to replace Ronald Koeman, who had led the side into the finals before taking charge at Barcelona. The…
Staff Reporter. The men's Twenty20 World Cup has been moved from India to the United Arab Emirates and Oman because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 16-team tournament will still take place from 17 October to 14 November. The International Cricket Council (ICC) gave India a deadline of Monday to say…
Staff Reporter. @Wimbledon. World number one Ashleigh Barty held off a spirited Carla Suarez Navarro to reach the second round at Wimbledon. Australia's Barty, returning from a thigh injury, fought back from a rocky second set to win 6-1 6-7 (1-7) 6-1. Spain's Suarez Navarro, playing in her second match…
Staff Reporter. @LeTour. Britain's Mark Cavendish won his first stage at the Tour de France in five years after a thrilling sprint finale to stage four in Brittany. Cavendish, 36, produced a stunning sprint to finish ahead of Nacer Bouhanni and Jasper Philipsen. Dutch rider Mathieu van der Poel retained…
Staff Reporter. Lionel Messi scored twice as he became Argentina's most capped player in their 4-1 win Copa America win over Bolivia. The Barcelona forward, 34, made his 148th international appearance, to take Javier Mascherano's record. Messi set up Papu Gomez's sixth-minute opener, before scoring a penalty and adding a…
Staff Reporter. Kylian Mbappe had a decisive miss from the penalty spot as Switzerland ousted World Cup champions France from the 2020 European Championship in a shootout on Monday night after regular and extra time ended in a 3-3 draw. Switzerland took a surprise lead against the Euro favourites just…
Staff Reporter. Sloane Stephens produced a complete display to land a shock first-round win over two-time champion Petra Kvitova on day one of Wimbledon. The American repeatedly made Kvitova work in the opening set, which she took 6-3 after two breaks of serve. A key moment arrived in game six…
Staff Reporter. @EURO2020. Spain reached the quarter-finals of Euro 2020 in dramatic fashion by beating Croatia in extra time after an eight-goal thriller. Croatia substitutes Mislav Orsic and Mario Pasalic forced extra time with two goals in the last five minutes but Spain regrouped to seal their passage from a…
Staff Reporter. @Wimbledon. World number four Stefanos Tsitsipas suffered a shock straight-set defeat by American Frances Tiafoe on day one at Wimbledon. Third seed Tsitsipas, who reached the French Open final earlier in June, was beaten 6-4 6-4 6-3 by the impressive world number 57 Tiafoe on Court One. It…
Staff Reporter. File Photo:From left ,Cyril Kobus, Kaizer Motaung and Raymond Hack. Photo Credit:DiskiPhotos. The former National Professional Soccer League (NPSL ) and the National Soccer League (NSL) official died on Sunday morning after a short illness. Kobus was admitted to hospital and suffered from cardiac arrest. Kobus, 79, is…
Staff Reporter. The Zithulesle Sinqe Foundation proudly hosted the first series of 2021 Zet Sinqe Series Runs in partnership with the Central Gauteng Athletics (CGA) over this past Saturday on 26 June 2021 at Westonaria Sports Complex in Westonaria. This was the first series of its kind to be held…
Staff Reporter. Geraint Thomas and Primoz Roglic were both involved in crashes as Tim Merlier won a dramatic stage three of the Tour de France. Thomas dislocated his shoulder early on the 182.9km stage, while Roglic lost time after falling in the final 10km. Caleb Ewan also crashed late on,…
Staff Reporter. @Wimbledon. Defending champion Novak Djokovic overcame an early fright to fend off British teenager Jack Draper and launch his quest for a sixth title as Wimbledon returned after a two-year absence on Monday. The first match on Centre Court since Djokovic's nailbiting victory over Roger Federer in the…
Staff Reporter. @MuziNtombela. Former Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt has been linked with a move to Zanaco FC. According to local publication ZamFoot, the four-time PSL champion is set to take charge of the six-time Zambian champions, who ended runners-up to Zesco United this past season. The former Kaizer Chiefs…
Staff Reporter. The South African Football Association have confirmed the cancellation of Banyana Banyana trip to Netherlands due to Covid-19 cases in the senior national women team’s camp. The friendly match between South Africa and the Netherlands scheduled for July 3. Safa announced on Monday that the squad will no…
Staff Reporter. @Wimbledon. World-number-four Aryna Sabalenka dominated Monica Niculescu to reach round two at Wimbledon on the opening day of the 2021 Championships. The Belarusian - number two seed in the women's draw - took 29 minutes to seal set one and closed out a 6-1 6-4 win. Niculescu -…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs caretaker coach Arthur Zwane has praised his side after they held out for a 1-0 aggregate victory over Wydad Casablanca to claim a place in the final of the CAF Champions League. Chiefs will face Pitso Mosimane’s Al Ahly in the decider in Morocco, and will…
Staff Reporter. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton scored a combined 71 points as the Milwaukee Bucks fought back to beat the Atlanta Hawks 113-102 in game three of the Eastern Conference finals. Middleton scored 20 of his game-high 38 points in the fourth quarter. Antetokounmpo contributed 33 points and 11…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus said there is "no threat" to July's British and Irish Lions Tests after three of his players returned positive Covid-19 results. The Springboks squad is isolating in Johannesburg, where the Lions play their first game on 3 July. Warren Gatland's…
Staff Reporter. @CopaAmerica. Copa America hosts Brazil saw their 10-game winning run come to an end as they drew 1-1 with Ecuador in Goiania. The point took Ecuador into the quarter-finals, with holders Brazil having previously booked their place in the knockout stages. Eder Militao headed Brazil into the lead…
Staff Reporter. South Africa earned their first T20I victory under new white-ball captain Temba Bavuma and successfully defended a score under 170 for just the third time since the 2016 World T20 to level the five-match series against West Indies 1-1. While Kagiso Rabada took wickets at the start and…
Staff Reporter. @EURO2020. Belgium eliminated reigning champions Portugal with a 1-0 victory in the round of 16 at the European Championship on Sunday. The win for Roberto Martinez's men sets up a fascinating matchup with Italy in the last eight. But they may have to play the Italians without two…
Staff Reporter. @EURO2020. The Czech Republic pulled off the shock of the European Championship so far by defeating the Netherlands and booking their place in the last eight after defender Matthijs de Ligt was sent off. Tomas Holes and Patrik Schick scored in the second half to set up a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Mathieu van der Poel produced a superb ride to win stage two of the Tour de France and claim the yellow jersey in Brittany. The Dutchman, 26, staged two attacks and powered home in a thrilling climax to the 183.5km route. Defending champion Tadej Pogacar and Primoz…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Max Verstappen has won the Styrian Grand Prix, claiming his fourth win of the season and Red Bull’s fourth win in a row. The Dutchman extended his lead on Lewis Hamilton in the Drivers’ Championship to 18 points, with the Mercedes driver finishing in second and Valterri…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The British and Irish Lions’ tour of South Africa suffered a setback before it had started following the confirmation on Sunday by SA Rugby that three Springbok players had returned positive Covid tests. The three players who were named by the Springboks on Sunday afternoon as being…
Staff Reporter. Four-time Olympic gold medallist Serena Williams has confirmed she will not play in this summer's delayed Tokyo Games. The 39-year-old American, who made her Games debut at Sydney in 2000, made the announcement in her pre-Wimbledon media conference on Sunday. "I'm actually not on the Olympic list -…
Staff Reporter. @NBA. The Phoenix Suns moved to within a win of their first NBA Finals appearance in 28 years after beating the Los Angeles Clippers 84-80 at the Staples Center. Chris Paul scored five crucial free throws in the final seconds as the Suns took a 3-1 lead in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @VodacomBullsRugby Vodacom Bulls boss Jake White is saddened by the serious injury sustained by fullback Gio Aplon after the 32-27 Currie Cup win at Loftus Versveld. Aplon, who has just returned from a long layoff following an ACL injury, injured the same knee again during the clash.…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Alun Wyn Jones will miss the British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa because of a shoulder injury and Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray will captain the side instead. Jones dislocated his shoulder during Saturday's warm-up game against Japan, where Justin Tipuric also sustained a tour-ending shoulder…
Staff Reporter. South Africa were blown away by eight wickets in the first of five T20 Internationals against the West Indies at the National Cricket Stadium in Grenada. In a performance which emphasised the vast difference between international cricket’s shortest format and the traditional game, Evin Lewis tore into the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Al Ahly have reached the final of the CAF Champions League for the second consecutive season after a sweeping 4-0 aggregate victory over Esperance. The Reds entered the second-leg in Cairo with a commanding lead, having clinched an away 1-0 victory in Rades, thanks to Mohamed Sherif.…
Staff Reporter. Italy needed extra time to see off battling Austria at Wembley and set up a Euro 2020 quarter-final against Belgium or Portugal. Roberto Mancini's Italy came into the match having won 11 in a row and unbeaten in their last 30 games -- and set an Azzurri record…
Staff Reporter. Griquas opened their account in the Currie Cup by outplaying a young Cheetahs team in a bonus-point victory in Kimberley on Saturday. A strong defensive performance by the men from Kimberley laid the foundation for the result. Griquas lost their opening round match against the Sharks last week,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Kaizer Chiefs held Wydad Casablanca to a 0-0 draw at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday evening, securing a place in the final of the CAF Champions League for the first time in the club’s history. Chiefs won the tie 1-0 on aggregate and will face either…
Staff Reporter. @EURO2020. Denmark inflicted a heavy 4-0 defeat over Wales to cruise into the Euro 2020 quarterfinals on Saturday. Kasper Dolberg scored twice while Joakim Maehle and Martin Braithwaite finished off the scoring late on in an emphatic performance in Amsterdam. The result sees Denmark progress into the last…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Dawid Malan hit 76 from 48 balls as England thrashed Sri Lanka by 89 runs in Southampton to complete a 3-0 clean sweep in the Twenty20 series. Malan shared an opening stand of 105 with Jonny Bairstow, who made 51, in England's 180-6. Although England lost 5-19…
Staff Reporter. Chippa United moved closer to retaining their DStv Premiership status as they held Richards Bay United to a 1-1 draw at the Richards Bay Stadium on Saturday evening. Chippa made five changes with Nyiko Mobbie, Riaan Hanamub, Ayabulela Knoqobe, Bienvenu Eva Nga and Sizwe Mdlinzo coming into the…
Staff Reporter. The British & Irish Lions eased to a 28-10 victory over Japan at Murrayfield, but it was not all good news for Warren Gatland as captain Alun Wyn Jones left the field early on with an injury. Jones clutched his wrist as he departed with just seven minutes…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs will be looking to claim a historic spot in the CAF Champions League final when they host Wydad Casablanca at the FNB Stadium this evening. Chiefs XI: Akpeyi, Mathoho, Cardoso, Sasman, Ngezana, Frosler, Katsande, Blom, Parker, Ngcobo, Nurkovic. Subs: Khune, Mphahlele, Baccus, Matsheke, Mashiane. Livestream Video…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GettyImages. Julian Alaphilippe sprang a superb late attack to win stage one of the Tour de France after two huge crashes in the closing stages. The 2020 runner-up Primoz Roglic, and Britain's Chris Froome were among those to fall in two separate incidents in the final 45km.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Kaizer Chiefs interim coach Arthur Zwane says his squad remains focused on their objectives to capitalise on their narrow 1-0 advantage in a return-leg clash against Wydad AC at FNB Stadium. Zwane and Dillon Sheppard are set for their fourth game in charge since the sacking of…
Staff Reporter. The Russian Grand Prix is to move from Sochi to the Igora Drive circuit outside St Petersburg from 2023. The Black Sea resort of Sochi, home to President Vladimir Putin's summer palace, has hosted the race since its inception in 2014. Putin was a major supporter of the…
Staff Reporter. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 25 points as the Milwaukee Bucks thrashed the Atlanta Hawks 125-91 to level the NBA Eastern Conference finals series. Two-time NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday, with 22 points, combined to make 20 of 32 shots from the floor before sitting out…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @CAFOnline. The next season’s African club competition will begin in September with the group phase kicking off in February and the finals being played in May, the Confederation of African Football said. The schedule for both the Champions League and Confederation Cup will be moved back to…
Staff Reporter. The Vodacom Bulls bounced back from their Italian nightmare with a bonus-point 32-27 win against a plucky New Nation Pumas at Loftus Versfeld on Friday night. The Bulls more than once seemed to have done enough to win the game and dominated possession, but just couldn’t pull away…
Staff Reporter. @AdamDavy. Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah will consider his future after failing to qualify for this year's Games. Farah, 38, missed the 10,000m selection time by 19 seconds at a cold and windy British Championships in Manchester. He needed to go under 27 minutes 28 seconds to make…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. With Germany's UEFA Euro 2020 campaign soon underway, we look at five players central to their hopes of lifting the trophy: from returning duo Thomas Müller and Mats Hummels, to captain fantastic Manuel Neuer, and his Bayern Munich teammates Serge Gnabry and Joshua Kimmich. Thomas Muller Age: …
Staff Reporter. Lloyd Harris might have an easier route to the final than compatriot Kevin Anderson, on paper at least, but both South Africans will be looking to stun the favourites at the Wimbledon Championships starting in London next week. Harris will face Ricardas Berankis in the opening round of…
Staff Reporter. South African swimmers and those from the rest of the continent are set to receive a massive boost with the creation of a new FINA Development Centre in the country. Newly elected President of the International Swimming Federation (FINA) Husain Al Musallam signed a landmark agreement with Swimming…
Staff Reporter. Sparks will fly as the 2021 Tour de France kicks off with South Africa’s Qhubeka World Tour Cycling team making its seventh appearance. The annual men's multiple-stage bicycle race primarily held in France will get underway on Saturday. Like other grand tours, the event which consists of 21…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Kaizer Chiefs will look to secure a first-ever berth in the CAF Champions League final when they host Wydad Casablanca in the return leg of their semifinal tie tomorrow night. Kick-off at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg is set for 6pm CAT (SA, GMT+2). Chiefs hold a…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Defending women's champion Simona Halep has pulled out of Wimbledon because of a calf injury. The Romanian picked up the injury at May's Italian Open and was subsequently ruled out of the French Open. The 29-year-old, who was seeded second, has been at the All England Club…
Staff Reporter. @CopaAmerica. Edinson Cavani was on target as Uruguay beat Bolivia 2-0 to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Copa America. The Manchester United striker had spurned a number of chances before he converted Facundo Torres' cross with 11 minutes remaining. Uruguay had earlier gone ahead when Bolivia defender…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. England recovered from 36-4 to beat Sri Lanka by five wickets in the second Twenty20 and win the series with a game to spare. After a 40-minute rain break at 69-4, the hosts completed a revised chase of 103 with 11 balls remaining in Cardiff. Liam Livingstone…
Staff Reporter. The Durban leg of the 2021 SPAR Grand Prix Women’s 10km Series that was to have been run on Sunday, June 27, has been postponed until later in the year. The decision to postpone the first race was taken after extensive discussions with key role players including Athletics…
Staff Reporter. Athletics South Africa joins Central Gauteng Athletics (CGA) in mourning former National Development Manager Boycie Ntlwane, who passed away on Monday. He also served in the same position at CGA. At the time of his death, Ntlwane was an active member of Kwa-Thema Striders. He was an Athletics…
Staff Reporter. Lewis Hamilton says he has started negotiations with Mercedes over a new contract to stay with the team beyond this season. The seven-time champion signed only a one-year deal last winter but has indicated several times that he is keen to race on. "Not a lot to say…
Staff Reporter. The away goals rule in European club football is to be abolished from the start of next season, governing body Uefa has confirmed. The rule, used since 1965, decided drawn two-legged games by favouring the team that scored the most away goals. All ties level on aggregate at…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GalloImages. The Namibian Rugby Union (NRU) on Thursday announced the appointment of former South African rugby team member and head coach Allister Coetzee as the new coach for the national team. In a statement NRU said Coetzee will take his job on June 25, until the end…
Staff Reporter. Trae Young scored 48 points as the Atlanta Hawks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 116-113 in the opening game of the NBA's Eastern Conference finals. The Bucks missed five late shots as the Hawks come from four points down to win. Clint Capela put the Hawks 112-111 ahead with…
Staff Reporter. The Lions bounced back from their harrowing defeat in Nelspruit in the first round by beating DHL Western Province 38-32 in what for most of the way was a one-sided Carling Currie Cup match at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg on Wednesday night. That scoreline might suggest it…
Staff Reporter. Brazil beat Colombia 2-1 in a tense Copa America match on Wednesday that featured three extraordinary goals. Colombia opened the scoring in the 10th minute after Juan Cuadrado crossed from the right and found Luis Diaz all alone in the middle of Brazil's penalty box. The striker shot…
Staff Reporter. @EURO2020. Cristiano Ronaldo reached another famous landmark as his two penalties against France took him to 109 international goals, a joint world record for men's football. Ali Daei, who scored 109 goals for Iran between 1993 and 2006, and Ronaldo are the only two male players to score…
Staff Reporter. New Zealand were crowned the first Test world champions after completing a stunning eight-wicket win over India on a dramatic sixth day of the final in Southampton. A draw looked likely when play began but New Zealand dismissed India and completed a tricky chase of 139 with relative…
Staff Reporter. @EURO2020. Spain earned their first win at Euro 2020 in style as they thrashed Slovakia to progress as Group E runners-up and set up a last-16 tie with Croatia. Luis Enrique's side head into the knockout stages on the back of their best attacking display of the tournament,…
Staff Reporter. Hours before Hungary's footballers face Germany in Munich in their final Euro 2020 group stage match, Prime Minister Viktor Orban has cancelled a visit to the game, German reports say. Earlier Germany and 13 other EU states condemned a Hungarian law that bans portraying homosexuality to under-18s. Europe's…
Staff Reporter. A group of players from Alexandra township in action during a tennis development programme at Sandton Sports Club in Johannesburg aimed at mobilizing players for the Rising Star tennis programme.Photo Credit: Frennie Shivambu. Despite the suspension of sports due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 2021 BNP Paribas RCS Rising…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs will be buoyed by the news that potential match-winner Lebogang Manyama will be fit to face the Moroccan giants,Wydad Casablanca on Saturday. Chiefs welcome Wydad to FNB Stadium carrying a 1-0 lead from the first leg and keen to come out aggregate winners and proceed to…
Staff Reporter. A last-second dunk from Deandre Ayton earned the Phoenix Suns a 104-103 victory over the visiting Los Angeles Clippers to take a 2-0 lead in the NBA play-offs' Western Conference finals. Ayton slammed home the game-winning basket from a lobbed inbound pass towards the rim from Jae Crowder.…
Staff Reporter. @EURO2020. Raheem Sterling's second goal of Euro 2020 saw England beat the Czech Republic to win Group D and set up a last-16 tie against France, Germany, Portugal or Hungary at Wembley. Sterling hit the post inside the first two minutes with a lob but was on the…
Staff Reporter. The crowd capacity at Wembley will be raised to more than 60,000 for the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020, says the UK government. It means the stadium will be at 75% capacity for the games. The increase will also see the largest crowds assembled for a sporting…
Staff Reporter. Bafana Bafana assistant coach Helman Mkhalele named a youthful squad to play in the Cosafa Cup, which kicks off later this month. Mkhalele is set to oversee the squad with first-team coach Hugo Broos still in his homeland of Belgium as he waits to receive his second Covid-19…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Royal AM have explained their dramatic U-turn that saw them abandon a scheduled PSL promotion playoff match on Tuesday afternoon. Their team bus arrived at the stadium but didn’t go inside the change rooms. In a letter that has been leaked to the media, Royal AM lawyers…
Staff Reporter. Royal AM did not honour their promotion/relegation play-off fixture with Chippa United despite showing up to the stadium on Tuesday afternoon. The match was scheduled to get underway at 15h00. Royal AM showed up to the Chatsworth Stadium on Tuesday evening, but TV images showed the team leaving…
Staff Reporter. England's Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell will miss Tuesday's Euro 2020 game against the Czech Republic as they self-isolate because of a risk of Covid-19 exposure. The pair were seen interacting with Chelsea team-mate Billy Gilmour after England's draw with Scotland on Friday - since which the midfielder…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Manchester City have taken the first steps towards trying to sign England captain Harry Kane from Tottenham. Sources from both clubs have distanced themselves from suggestions an official £100m bid has been lodged by City. However, there have been talks which it is understood are leading towards…
Staff Reporter. Belgium completed a perfect group campaign with a 2-0 victory over Finland at the European Championship on Monday. An own goal and a Romelu Lukaku strike made the difference as the Belgians finished Group B play with nine points from three games as the head to the knockout…
Staff Reporter. The PSL’s GladAfrica Championship/DStv Premiership playoffs finally started on Saturday with Chippa United beating Richards Bay FC 2-1 at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. The clubs were given the green light to play just two hours before kick-off by the Premier Soccer League and Chippa coach, Lehlohonolo Seema has…
Staff Reporter. Keshav Maharaj picked up five wickets and claimed a historic hat-trick in the second Test in St Lucia, the West Indies crumbling under another impressive performance from the Proteas bowling unit getting them out in under two sessions to win by 158 runs. Kagiso Rabada (3- 44) and…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard has become the first ever transgender athlete picked to compete at an Olympics, in a controversial decision. Officials have selected her for the women's weightlifting team for Tokyo 2020, after qualifying requirements were recently modified. She had competed in men's events before coming…
Staff Reporter. A Georginio Wijnaldum's brace ensured that Netherlands finished their Group C campaign with a perfect record, as they beat North Macedonia 3-0 on Monday. Frank de Boer's side had already secured top spot in Group C with a game to spare having beaten Ukraine and Austria. And they…
Staff Reporter. @GalloImages. Keshav Maharaj became just the second South African to secure a Test hat-trick in a stunning finish to the first session on day four against the West Indies. At one point in the first session, the West Indies looked in control at 90-2, but Kagiso Rabada then…
Staff Reporter. England's Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount have to self-isolate as a precaution after coming into close contact with Scotland's Billy Gilmour. Chilwell and Mount were seen interacting with Gilmour after Friday's goalless draw with Scotland at Wembley. Gilmour has since tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss Scotland's…
Staff Reporter. Maritzburg United have confirmed the departures of four players following the conclusion of the 2020/21 campaign. Over the weekend, the Team of Choice announced that Jethren Barr, Daniel Morgan and Kwanda Mngonyama have all left the club after the quartet's respective contracts in Pietermaritzburg expired. Serbian defender Dušan…
Staff Reporter. France forward Ousmane Dembele will miss the rest of Euro 2020 after suffering a knee injury. Dembele came on as a second-half substitute during his team's 1-1 draw with Hungary on Saturday but had to be replaced after 30 minutes. "Ousmane Dembele had an X-ray at the Budapest…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Spain's Jon Rahm claimed an incredible first major after finishing with back-to-back birdies on a breathless final day of the US Open at Torrey Pines. Rahm, 26, roared at a wall of fans after his putt on the 18th took him to six under and gave him…
Staff Reporter. @EURO2020. Italy continued their perfect run in the European Championship with a 1-0 win against 10-man Wales at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday. Italy had already qualified for the last 16 and, despite making eight changes to their team, they were still utterly dominant, Matteo Pessina's goal giving…
Staff Reporter. A member of Uganda's Olympic squad has become the first to test positive for Covid-19 on arrival in Japan for the competition due to start on 23 July. The event was postponed last year, but is now going ahead despite a fresh wave of Covid-19 cases in Japan.…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Cameron Norrie's hopes of winning his first ATP Tour title were ended as he lost 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 to Italian top seed Matteo Berrettini at Queen's Club. The British number two fought back after losing the first set to become the first player to take…
Staff Reporter. Max Verstappen fought back to pass Lewis Hamilton and take a brilliant win in the French Grand Prix to extend his championship lead. Verstappen's Red Bull team gambled on an extra pit stop, sacrificing the lead to come back at Hamilton on fresher tyres to pass the Mercedes…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. World record holder Wayde van Niekerk will defend his Olympic title in Tokyo this year after achieving the 400m qualifying standard at a meeting in Madrid on Saturday, but Caster Semenya missed out in her latest attempt to book her place in the 5 000m event. The…
Staff Reporter. Team South Africa captain Roxanne Clarke talks to Delien Kleinhans ahead of her match at the Billie Jean King Cup event in Vilnius, Lithuania. Vilnius, Lithuania, 19 June 2021 – South Africa’s women tennis team finished sixth in the Billie Jean King Cup Euro / Africa Group III…
Staff Reporter. Rory McIlroy and Bryson DeChambeau made their move but Richard Bland's challenge faded as the US Open's third round set up a thrilling final day. Louis Oosthuizen holed an incredible 50ft eagle putt on the 18th to take a share of the lead with Russell Henley and Mackenzie…
Staff Reporter. @NBA. The Milwaukee Bucks have withstood Kevin Durant’s NBA-record 48 points in a Game 7, advancing to the Eastern Conference finals by beating the Brooklyn Nets 115-111 in overtime. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 40 points and 13 rebounds, and Khris Middleton made the tie-breaking shot with 40 seconds left…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs secured a crucial 1-0 win away to Wydad Casablanca in the first leg of their CAF Champions League semi-final. Chiefs felt the brunt of the host from the get-go with Muaid Ellafi going close from a volley in the heart of the area before Attiat Allah…
Staff Reporter. @EURO2020. Robert Lewandowski scored his first goal of Euro 2020 as Poland held Spain to keep alive their hopes of reaching the knockouts. Poland knew that a defeat would mean they could not progress from Group E and they fell behind towards the end of the first half…
Staff Reporter. Benetton gave the Bulls a rude awakening to the realities of playing in the north with an excellent performance in a 35-8 victory in the Rainbow Cup final in Treviso on Saturday. Benetton had failed to win a single PRO14 game last season, but went unbeaten through the…
Staff Reporter. The Board of Athletics South Africa has taken note of the unfortunate turn of events with regards to the four-year ban imposed on our long jump 2016 silver medallist and African champion, Luvo Manyonga by the Athletics Integrity Unit for whereabouts failures. This decision comes at a time…
Staff Reporter. Defending champions Al Ahly of Egypt remain on course to retain their CAF Champions League title after beating Esperance by a solitary goal in the first leg of their semi-final duel played in Tunis on Saturday. Mohamed Sherif scored the lone goal for the Red Devils in the…
Staff Reporter. West Indies made the worst possible start to their innings when captain Kraigg Brathwaite was dismissed off the first ball as the home side limped to 56-4 at tea in reply to South Africa’s 298 on the second day of the second test at the Daren Sammy Cricket…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs find themselves 1-0 up against Wydad Casablanca of their CAF Champions League semi-final first-leg tie at Stade Mohamed V. Chiefs made three changes from the win over TS Galaxy, as Siyabonga Ngezana, Yagan Sasman and Njabulo Blom were recalled while shot-stopper Itumeleng Khune was not in…
Staff Reporter. @EURO2020. Germany got off the mark in style at Euro 2020 as they tore Portugal apart with an impressive attacking performance in Munich to throw Group F wide open. Germany's win means both these sides now sit on three points, one behind group leaders France, heading into a…
Staff Reporter. @F1. Red Bull's Max Verstappen took an impressive pole position ahead of title rival Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes at the French Grand Prix. Verstappen, who has looked the pace-setter all weekend, beat Hamilton by 0.258 seconds for the Dutchman's first pole since the opening race in Bahrain. Hamilton was…
Staff Reporter. @EURO2020. Antoine Griezmann rescued a point for France as they came from a goal behind to draw 1-1 with Hungary on Saturday. Attila Fiola fired Hungary into the lead just before the break as he held off the French defence to slot home after a one-two with Roland…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Chippa United started the promotion/relegation play-offs with a 2-1 win over Richards Bay FC on Saturday afternoon. Defender Sandile Mthethwa put Chippa ahead in the 50th minute in the non-televised game, midfielder Sizwe Mdlinzo making it 2-0 in the 82nd. Paseka Sekese pulled back a consolation for…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Premier Soccer League have confirmed that the Promotion/relegation play-offs will get underway this afternoon. The PSL have confirmed that Royal AM's application for leave to appeal was dismissed, meaning the play-offs can finally get underway. PSL Statement Read as follows: Judge Roland Sutherland handed down an…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Tunisian authorities have authorized the presence of fans for the first leg of the African Champions League semi-final between Esperance of Tunis and Al Ahly on Saturday, which will be the first match with a public since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. Some 5,000…
Staff Reporter. Half-centuries by Dean Elgar and Quinton de Kock spearheaded the Proteas’ fightback as they reached 218-5 at stumps on the first day of the second and final Test match against West Indies. Elgar’s gritty 77 off 237 balls (8x4s) saw the tourists through a rough start, following the…
Staff Reporter. @NBA. Los Angeles Clippers beat Utah Jazz 131-119 to secure a 4-2 series win and reach the NBA Western Conference finals for the first time. Terance Mann scored a career-high 39 points for the Clippers, who trailed by 25 points in the third quarter. "Everybody was telling me…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. England's Richard Bland shares an unexpected US Open lead after a second-round 67 at Torrey Pines. The world number 115 is, playing in the event for only the second time, shot a four-under round to lead on five under. Late starter Russell Henley was leading until…
Staff Reporter. Argentina secured a victory over Uruguay at the Copa America thanks to a winner from Guido Rodriguez. Uruguay hadn't beaten Argentina in the Copa America since 1989 and they went behind early on to Rodriguez's header. Rodriguez, making his first start for his country since June 2019, headed…
Staff Reporter. @EURO2020. England and Scotland played out a goalless draw at Wembley to leave both countries with their hopes of reaching Euro 2020's knockout stage very much alive. The first meeting between the men's teams in a major tournament since Euro 96 was played out in a typically raucous…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Royal AM has been dealt another blow in their quest to remain at the top of the GladAfrica Championship log to gain automatic promotion into the DSTV Premiership. On friday evening,Gauteng Hgh Court Deputy Judge President Roland Sutherland finds that the probabilities of the appellant court to…
Staff Reporter. 13 January 2019: Nicholas Dlamini of Team Dimension Data during the 2019 Tour Down Under Classic in Adelaide, Australia. (Photograph by Tim de Waele/Getty Images). Nicholas Dlamini will become the first black South African to race the Tour de France when this race gets under way on June…
Staff Reporter. Team South Africa captain Roxanne Clarke talks to Delien Kleinhans ahead of her match at the Billie Jean King Cup event in Vilnius, Lithuania. Vilnius, Lithuania, 18 June 2021 – Team South Africa’s chances of being promoted in the Billie Jean King Cup Europe / Africa Group III…
Staff Reporter. The Czech Republic took a huge step towards qualifying for the last 16 at Euro 2020 with an entertaining draw against Croatia at Hampden Park. The Czechs opened the scoring through a controversial first-half Patrik Schick penalty, after referee Carlos del Cerro Grande checked the pitchside monitor and…
Staff Reporter. Middle-distance runner Jerry Motsau ran the race of his life on Thursday night, smashing the South African record in the men's 3 000m event. Motsau covered the seven-and-a-half lap distance in 7:40.99* at a meeting in Nembro, Italy, holding off a challenge from European Championships 10 000m bronze…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @WorldAthletics. Long jumper Luvo Manyonga’s roller-coaster career looks to have fizzled to a disappointing close, with the elite star receiving another ban from competition. "The disciplinary tribunal has banned South African long jumper Luvo Manyonga for four years from 23 December 2020 for whereabouts failures," independent anti-doping…
Staff Reporter. @EURO2020. Emil Forsberg's second-half penalty ensured Sweden took a huge step towards qualifying for the last 16 at Euro 2020 with victory against Slovakia in St Petersburg. RB Leipzig's Forsberg slotted in with 13 minutes remaining after substitute Robin Quaison was brought down by goalkeeper Martin Dubravka. The…
Staff Reporter. @GalloImages. Orlando Pirates have confirmed the appointment of Mandla Ncikazi as a new addition to their technical team. Pirates have issued a statement announcing Ncikazi’s appointment on a three-year deal though not confirming in which role in their technical team. "Orlando Pirates Football Club is pleased to announce…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Kaizer Chiefs will become the third South African club to feature in the semifinals of Africa’s elite club competition the Champions League when they take on Wydad Casablanca in Morocco on Saturday. They join Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates, who have each reached this stage three times…
Staff Reporter. Former South African president and philanthropist Nelson Mandela famously said that sport can play a role in uniting people in divided societies, it speaks to the youth in a language they understand and it has the power to create hope where once there was only despair. KFC has…
Staff Reporter. Two-time winner Brooks Koepka shone as defending champion Bryson DeChambeau faltered in a US Open first round that was left uncompleted because of fog. A 90-minute delay to the start of play at Torrey Pines meant 36 players did not finish because of fading light. Koepka finished two…
Staff Reporter. Neymar moved to within nine goals of Pele's all-time scoring record as Brazil eased past Peru to earn a second win at the Copa America. The hosts led early on when Juventus' Alex Sandro fired in from six yards. After half-time, Neymar notched his 68th goal for his…
Staff Reporter. The Milwaukee Bucks beat the Brooklyn Nets 104-89 to force a decider in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference NBA play-off semi-final. Khris Middleton scored a play-off career-high 38 points, 10 rebounds and five assists as the Bucks levelled the series at 3-3. His team-mate Giannis Antetokounmpo also impressed, scoring…
By Michael Vlismas. Treviso, Italy (18 June 2021) – A packet of biltong could well give the Vodacom Bulls the edge against their Rainbow Cup final opponents Benetton on Saturday, with Bulls utility back Gio Aplon joking that he’s come to Treviso with a plan of his own. Aplon joked…
Staff Reporter. @EURO2020. The Netherlands booked their spot in last 16 at Euro 2020 as they saw off Austria in Amsterdam to win Group C with a game to spare. Frank de Boer's side, who beat Ukraine in their opening fixture, look to be hitting their stride as they outclassed…
Staff Reporter. Japan's Naomi Osaka will not play at Wimbledon this year but is planning to return in time for the Tokyo Olympics. The four-time Grand Slam champion will spend time with friends and family having also withdrawn from the French Open in May. At the time, Osaka, 23, said…
Staff Reporter. Caption:Chanel Simmonds,Photo credits: Picture Café. Vilnius, Lithuania, 17 June 2021 – Team South Africa secured a place in Friday's Billie Jean King Cup Europe/Africa Group III promotion play-off with a 3-0 win over Montenegro in Vilnius, Lithuania on Thursday. Teenager Delien Kleinhans put South Africa ahead with a…
Staff Reporter. @EURO2020. Kevin de Bruyne inspired Belgium to a comeback win against Denmark that secured their place in the last 16 of Euro 2020 as fans and players paid tribute to Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen, who is recovering after suffering cardiac arrest. The red-and-white clad fans in the 25,000-strong…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Premier Soccer League have communicated that the scheduled promotion/relegation play-off fixtures have been postponed indefinitely. The protracted saga involving the PSL, Sekhukhune United and Royal AM continues to wreak havoc on the end to the 2020/21 season as clubs await a final outcome on their respective…
Staff Reporter. @EURO2020. Ukraine got their first win at Euro 2020 as they beat North Macedonia 2-1 in Bucharest on Thursday. Andriy Yarmolenko and Roman Yaremchuk scored for Ukraine in the first half as they became the first duo to score in each of their team's first two matches in…
Staff Reporter. World number three Rafael Nadal has pulled out of this month's Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympic Games. The 20-time Grand Slam champion, who won the Wimbledon titles in 2008 and 2010, says he needs to "recuperate after a long clay-court season". "It's never an easy decision but after…
Staff Reporter. Caption:Team South Africa Billie Jean King Cup Captain Roxanne Clarke. Team South Africa picked up their second straight win, storming to a 3-0 victory over Azerbaijan in the Billie Jean King Cup Euro-Africa Group III tournament in Vilnius, Lithuania on Wednesday. Teenager Lara van der Merwe was in…
Staff Reporter. Kgaogelo Sekgota, is expected to join Kaizer Chiefs at the end of his contract at Swallows FC. Sekgota has a contract running with Swallows until the end of this month and has been identified as one of the players who have been trusted to assemble a formidable squad…
Staff Reporter. Denmark's Christian Eriksen will be fitted with a heart-starting device following his collapse on the pitch during Euro 2020. The 29-year-old midfielder suffered cardiac arrest in his side's defeat by Finland in Copenhagen on Saturday. The ICD - implantable cardioverter defibrillator - is "necessary due to rhythm disturbances",…
By Michael Vlismas. Treviso, Italy (17 June 2021) – Everything the Vodacom Bulls hope to achieve as they chase their third trophy under Jake White in this Saturday's Rainbow Cup final against Benetton is embodied right there in the logo on their match-day jerseys. As this team prepares to play…
Staff Reporter. @EURO2020. In-form Italy became the first team to reach the knockout stage of the European Championship with another impressive Group A showing in victory over Switzerland. Roberto Mancini's side thumped Turkey on the opening day of the tournament and made it back-to-back 3-0 wins courtesy of another sprightly…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Sergio Ramos will leave Real Madrid this summer after spending 16 successful seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu. A short statement on Real Madrid's official website read: "Real Madrid CF announces that tomorrow, Thursday, June 17, at 12:30 pm, there will be an institutional act of tribute and…
Staff Reporter. @EURO2020. Wales collected a vital three points at Euro 2020 with a 2-0 victory over Turkey in the teams' second Group A match on Wednesday. With a crowd of more than 30,000 in Azerbaijan's capital city effectively making this a home game for Turkey, Wales responded to the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GalloImages. Golden Arrows have announced that they have parted ways with coach Mandla Ncikazi, the club announced in a statement on their official website on Wednesday. Read the club statement below: Lamontville Golden Arrows F. C. announces that the club along with Coach Mandla Ncikazi have reached…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @Reuters. France midfielder Paul Pogba removed a Heineken beer bottle that had been placed in front of him at a Euro 2020 news conference on Tuesday, a day after Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo moved aside Coca-Cola bottles in a similar set-up. The 28-year-old Frenchman, who is a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Chippa United and Richards Bay FC have been instructed by the Premier Soccer League (PSL) to honour the first match of the 2020-21 promotion-relegation playoffs in Port Elizabeth. This is despite a court interdict ordering the playoffs to be halted‚ which is being appealed by the PSL.…
Staff Reporter. @EURO2020. Russia secured their first win of Euro 2020 with a hard-fought victory over Finland in St Petersburg. Aleksey Miranchuk put the hosts ahead in first-half injury time with a fine, curling finish, despite being surrounded by defenders. Finland would have qualified for the last 16 with a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Kaizer Chiefs have named both Itumeleng Khune and Daniel Akpeyi in their squad for their Caf Champions League semifinal, first leg against Wydad Casablanca on Saturday at the Stade Mohammed V Stadium. Akpeyi has not played since going off with concussion against Bloemfontein Celtic on May 1,…
Staff Reporter. Former Wimbledon champions Andy Murray and Venus Williams have been given wildcards to play at this year's Championships at the All England Club. Britain's Murray, 34, won the 2013 and 2016 men's singles titles, while 40-year-old Williams has won the women's singles on five occasions. Katie Boulter is…
By Michael Vlismas. Treviso, Italy (16 June 2021) – With the announcement of the new United Rugby Championship this week and South Africa's integration into European rugby, the Vodacom Bulls are keenly aware of the message they can send with a victory over the Italian team Benetton in this Saturday's…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Sierra Leone have secured their spot in the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON), set to take place in Cameroon next year, for the first time in history. 23 out of the 24 teams had already secured their spots in the AFCON finals in the previous international…
Staff Reporter. Champions Manchester City face a trip to Tottenham on the opening weekend of the 2021-22 Premier League season. The first fixtures will take place on 14 August and newly promoted Brentford will host Arsenal in their first top-flight game since the 1946-47 season. Norwich and Watford, who were…
Staff Reporter. @GalloImages. New Zealand bowler Lockie Ferguson has replaced Kagiso Rabada in The Hundred after the South African withdrew because of Covid-19 related issues. Fast bowler Rabada, 26, was due to play for Manchester Originals in the tournament, which begins on 21 July. He is currently involved in South…
Staff Reporter. @EURO2020. World champions France started their Euro 2020 campaign with a win over Germany thanks to a Mats Hummels' own goal in a high-quality heavyweight Group F match. Hummels - recalled for this tournament after being told by coach Joachim Low in 2019 that his international career was…
Staff Reporter. @EURO2020. Cristiano Ronaldo became the top scorer in men's European Championship history as Portugal beat Hungary in front of more than 60,000 fans in Budapest. Ronaldo converted an 87th-minute penalty for his 10th goal in the competition, overtaking France's Michel Platini on nine goals. His 11th came only…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Premier Soccer League (PSL) have released a statement on the promotion/relegation playoffs that were scheduled to start on Tuesday afternoon. After Royal AM finished at the summit of the GladAfrica Championship, a drama in the second-tier has unfolded as Sekhukhune United were eventually declared as winners…
By Michael Vlismas. File Photo. Treviso, Italy (15 June 2021) – Vodacom Bulls captain Marcell Coetzee sat in a coffee shop in Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport playing cards with a few players as they waited for their connecting flight to Italy. And he would've been forgiven for thinking he's been dealt…
Staff Reporter. @GalloImages. Soweto sports fans are in for a treat this winter as two major sporting events are scheduled to take place in the historic township located in the heart of the City of Gold. Carling Black Label, alongside the two Soweto Giants, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates as…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The relegation/promotion playoffs, scheduled to start on Tuesday, have been postponed. This is after the Gauteng Supreme Court ruled in favour of Royal AM who had filed for an urgent interdict to stop them from happening. Royal AM felt the play-offs should not continue while they were…
Staff Reporter. @CopaAmerica. Lionel Messi scored a stunning free kick as Argentina drew with Chile after the Copa America paid a spectacular tribute to Diego Maradona. Messi curled home from the edge of the area towards the end of the first half of the Group A opener. But Eduardo Vargas…
Staff Reporter. @EURO2020. Spain endured a frustrating opening game in Euro 2020 as they failed to make their near total dominance pay against a rigid and stubborn Sweden in Seville. Luis Enrique's side had the vast majority of possession - 85% - and territory in the match, which at times…
Staff Reporter. Tennis South Africa (TSA) and the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) have announced a new three-year media rights partnership. The collaboration, that commences later this month, includes a monthly TSA magazine show and nine live weekend broadcasts per contract year - showcasing existing tournaments hosted in the country,…
Staff Reporter. @EURO2020. Slovakia gained a shock victory over 10-man Poland in their European Championship Group E opener in St Petersburg. Milan Skriniar's fine low shot on the turn from the edge of the penalty area secured the three points for Slovakia, a country ranked 36th in the world. They…
Staff Reporter. South Africa’s U-23 side suffered another loss to Egypt U-23 after going down 3-0 in a friendly clash on Sunday evening. A change in the goalkeeping department saw Sifiso Mlungwana come in for Mondli Mpoto, with Liam Jordan, McBeth Mahlangu and Lyle Foster also handed a start. The…
Staff Reporter. JVW Ladies failed to take advantage of the postponed Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies game as they missed a golden opportunity to go top of the Hollywoodbets Super League log on Saturday, 12 June 2021 after losing 2-1 to Bloemfontein Celtic Ladies. It was a shock result but also goes…
Staff Reporter. Chris Froome will not lead his Israel Start Up Nation team at this month's Tour de France. The team have announced Canadian Michael Woods will instead try to win the Grand Tour event. It is not yet clear if four-time winner Froome will be part of the eight-man…
Staff Reporter. @EURO2020. Scotland's first match at a men's major finals in 23 years ended in anguish after Patrik Schick's incredible halfway-line goal helped the Czech Republic inflict a deflating opening Euro 2020 defeat at Hampden. Schick's goal, which added to his headed first-half opener, punctured a carnival atmosphere with…
Staff Reporter. The Phoenix Suns reached the Western Conference finals for the first time in 11 years with a 125-118 win over the Denver Nuggets - sweeping their best-of-seven series 4-0. Chris Paul top-scored for the Suns with 37 points while team-mate Devin Booker added 34 points and 11 rebounds.…
By Michael Vlismas. @SunshineTour. An overjoyed Gary Player said that he has never been as excited as he was watching Garrick Higgo win his first PGA Tour title at the Palmetto Championship in South Carolina on Sunday, and has declared the 22-year-old Sunshine Tour star as "destined for greatness". "I…
Staff Reporter. @Euro2020. Netherlands earned their first win in a European Championship since 2008 and their first victory in a major tournament since the 2014 World Cup by beating Ukraine 3-2 in Sunday's exhilarating Euro 2020 group-stage game in Amsterdam. Denzel Dumfries scored an 85th-minute winner to earn his side…
Staff Reporter. Hosts Brazil began the defence of their Copa America title with a comfortable victory over a Covid-affected Venezuela in the tournament's opening match. Talisman Neymar scored one and assisted another, adding a second for Tite's side with a second-half penalty before setting up Gabriel Barbosa late on. Paris…
Staff Reporter. Britain's Mark Cavendish won a thrilling sprint finish to claim victory on the final stage of the Tour of Belgium, while his team-mate Remco Evenepoel claimed overall honours. Cavendish overtook Belgian Tim Merlier in a final push for the line, with German Pascal Ackerman third. Victory in Beringen…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @FrenchOpen. Novak Djokovic won his 19th Grand Slam title after fighting back from two sets down to beat Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas in the French Open final. Top seed Djokovic, 34, was in deep trouble before rediscovering his energy to win 6-7 (6-8) 2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4. The…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Royal AM have submitted an urgent application appealing the decision to award Sekhukhune United the GladAfrica Championship title,citing "various gross misdirections of fact and/or errors of law" as the reason for the action. The appeal comes a day after Polokwane City’s application to the Johannesburg high court…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest when he collapsed in Denmark's Euro 2020 match against Finland, said Danish team doctor Morten Boesen. Earlier, officials said the midfielder was stable in hospital and had sent his greetings to his national team-mates. Eriksen collapsed shortly before half-time in Denmark's…
Staff Reporter. @EURO2020. England beat Croatia 1-0 in the opening game of their Euro 2020 campaign at Wembley on Sunday. Raheem Sterling 57th minute winner was enough to seal three points for England in a rematch of the 2018 World Cup semifinals between the two sides. England were the dominant…
Staff Reporter. New Zealand secured their first Test series win in England since 1999 after taking just under an hour to wrap up an eight-wicket win on day four of the second Test at Edgbaston. The home side lost their last wicket to the first ball of the day, with…
Staff Reporter. @FrenchOpen. Novak Djokovic says he has no concerns about recovering from his classic semi-final against Rafael Nadal in time for the French Open final against Greek fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas. The Serbian top seed meets Tsitsipas, who is playing in his first Grand Slam final, at 14:00 BST…
Staff Reporter. Christian Eriksen remains stable in hospital and has sent his greetings to his national team-mates, Danish football officials have said. Eriksen collapsed shortly before half-time in Denmark's opening Euro 2020 game against Finland on Saturday. The 29-year-old Inter Milan player had emergency medical treatment on the pitch before…
Staff Reporter. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George combined for 65 points as the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Utah Jazz to give themselves hope in the NBA play-offs. The Clippers were under pressure, having lost the opening two games of the Western Conference semi-finals series. But they recovered for a…
Staff Reporter. @Euro2020. Romelu Lukaku paid tribute to his Inter Milan team-mate Christian Eriksen after scoring against Russia to help world number one side Belgium start Euro 2020 with a win. Denmark midfielder Eriksen collapsed on the pitch earlier on Saturday in the Group B game with Finland and received…
Staff Reporter. David Moyes has committed his future to West Ham by signing a new three-year contract with the club. Moyes, 58, had been in discussions with the Hammers over a new deal since the end of the season. The Scot is in his second spell with a side he…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Judgment has been handed in the much-anticipated GladAfrica Championship promotion case involving Sekhukhune United,Polokwane City and Royal AM at the Johannesburg High Court on Saturday. Judge Roland Sutherland upheld an earlier ruling by the SAFA Arbitration process which had awarded three points to the Limpopo side, which…
Staff Reporter. Vodacom Bulls outclassed the Sharks at Kings Park on Saturday to deservedly secure a place in the Rainbow Cup North vs South final against Benetton Treviso. Bulls needed only a single bonus point from the encounter to progress to the title decider at the Stadio di Monigo after…
Staff Reporter. Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen is "awake" in hospital after collapsing in the Euro 2020 match against Finland, said the Danish Football Association. The 29-year-old's condition has been "stabilised", according to tournament organisers Uefa. The Group B game was suspended before half-time after the Inter Milan player fell to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GettyImages. Kagiso Rabada claimed figures of 5-34 to spearhead the Proteas attack as the West Indies were dismissed for 162 to hand South Africa an innings and 63-runs victory in the first Test. In an extended first session on just day three of the Test, resistance to…
Staff Reporter. @Euro2020. Manager Rob Page praised the character of his players after Wales salvaged a 1-1 draw with Switzerland in their European Championship opener in Baku on Saturday, leaving Group A wide open after the first round of matches. In only his third start in nine matches under interim…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @FrenchOpen. Unseeded Czech Barbora Krejcikova sealed her rapid rise in the singles game by claiming a first major title in a hard-fought French Open final. Krejcikova, 25, won 6-1 2-6 6-4 against Russian 31st seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at Roland Garros. The former doubles world number one has…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GettyImages. Quinton de Kock’s sixth Test century was the big story of day two and ensured South Africa’s complete dominance of the first Test against the West Indies in St Lucia. At stumps, the West Indies were 82-4, trailing the Proteas by 143 runs but it was…
Staff Reporter. The Phoenix Suns moved closer to the NBA's Western Conference final after going 3-0 up on the Denver Nuggets in their semi-final series. Devin Booker scored 28 points while Chris Paul had 27 in the 116-102 win. The Suns have won six consecutive play-off games and are one…
Staff Reporter. @EURO2020. Euro 2020 opened in spectacular fashion as Italy rode three second-half goals to a 3-0 win over Turkey in Group A of the opening match of the 2020 European Championship in Rome on Friday. There were shades of Italia 90 before kick-off when Italian opera tenor Andrea…
Staff Reporter. @FrenchOpen, Novak Djokovic ended Rafael Nadal's reign at the French Open with a four-set win in a classic semi-final which will be ranked among the all-time great matches on the Roland Garros clay. Serbian top seed Djokovic won 3-6 6-3 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 against Nadal, champion in each…
Staff Reporter. Stefanos Tsitsipas became the first Greek player to reach a Grand Slam final after holding off Alexander Zverev's fightback from two sets down in a tense French Open semi-final. After losing all three of his previous Grand Slam semi-finals, fifth seed Tsitsipas won 6-3 6-3 4-6 4-6 6-3.…
Staff Reporter. @GalloImages. Mamelodi Sundowns are set to meet with Themba Zwane and Andile Jali to discuss their futures at the club. Zwane and Jali's initial contracts at Sundowns are set to run out at the end of June this year. However, Sundowns still enjoy the privilege of exercising two-year…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Siphiwe Tshabalala (C) of South Africa celebrates scoring the first goal with team mates during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group A match between South Africa and Mexico at Soccer City Stadium on June 11, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Clive Mason). South…
Staff Reporter. The Copa America, which is set to start on Sunday, can go ahead in Brazil, the country's Supreme Court has decided. Judges held an emergency session on Thursday to consider requests to halt the competition because of the coronavirus pandemic. It was argued that hosting the tournament would…
Staff Reporter. Mostafa Mahommed scored a double as Egypt U-23 national team defeated South Africa in their preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Egypt is finalising preparation for the Tokyo Olympics after Shawky Gharib’s men qualified for the tournament following their U-23 AFCON triumph in 2019. The Pharaohs were placed…
Staff Reporter. @GalloImages. Lungi Ngidi and Anrich Nortje shared nine wickets to dismiss the West Indies for a miserable total of just 97 in only 40.5 overs before South Africa finished the first day of the first test at the Darren Sammy Stadium in Gros Islet, St Lucia, on 128…
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