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Staff Reporter. Manchester City restored their three-point lead at the top of the Premier League and extended their ominous-looking winning streak to 13 games with a comfortable victory at Burnley. City came into this match on the back of 13 successive victories in all competitions and extending that run was…
Staff Reporter. Defending Nedbank Cup champions Mamelodi Sundowns booked their spot in the last-16 with a 3-2 win over Stellenbosch FC at Loftus Versfeld Stadium. Peter Shalulile scored what proved to be the winner in the 117th minute of the match. Goals from Shalulile and Gaston Sirino set the Brazilians…
Staff Reporter. Johanna Konta and Katie Boulter fell to three-set defeats in their Australian Open warm-up event, while fellow Briton Dan Evans advanced in his. Boulter took the opening set against US Open champion Naomi Osaka before the world number three hit back to win 3-6 6-3 6-1 in the…
Staff Reporter. Alexander Zverev won his first match of the year as Germany beat Canada 2-1 in their ATP Cup group tie. The 23-year-old, runner-up to Dominic Thiem in September's US Open final, settled the tie with a 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 7-6 (7-4) win over Denis Shapovalov after Jan-Lennard Struff…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer was left "baffled" after the 2-0 defeat to Golden Arrows on Tuesday night. Pule Mmodi scored in one or the other half for Arrows to hand Pirates their third loss in the DStv Premiership this season. "First-half we were not on the field,…
Staff Reporter. Erling Braut Haaland scored an extra-time winner as Borussia Dortmund edged past second-tier Paderborn in the third round of the German Cup. Goals from Emre Can and England winger Jadon Sancho saw the hosts take charge. But goals from Julian Justvan and a Prince Osei Owusu penalty -…
Staff Reporter. Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Juventus came from behind to win the first leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final at Inter Milan. Argentine forward Lautaro Martinez had put Inter in front, steering a shot past Juve goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon on his 1,100th senior appearance. However, Ashley Young's foul…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United equalled the Premier League record by putting nine goals past nine-man Southampton - the second time Saints have lost 9-0 in two seasons. The visitors were forced to play almost the entire game with 10 men after Southampton's Alexandre Jankewitz -- making his first Premier League…
Staff Reporter. Arsenal had two players sent off as they threw away a lead and lost to Wolves - who won for the first time in nine Premier League games. The Gunners, who had earlier hit the woodwork twice and had a goal disallowed, went ahead when Nicolas Pepe held…
Staff Reporter. Rafael Nadal pulled out of Spain's opening ATP Cup tie with a lower back problem less than a week before he bids for a record 21st men's Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. The world number two, 34, was scheduled to face Australia's Alex de Minaur at…
Staff Reporter. Golden Arrows secured a 2-0 win over Orlando Pirates in a PSL match on Tuesday evening. Pirates made four changes from the win over Kaizer Chiefs, as Innocent Maela and Paseka Mako were recalled while Siphesihle Ndlovu earned a rare start alongside youngster Azola Tshobeni. The Buccaneers felt…
Staff Reporter. Former Bafana Bafana coach, Stuart Baxter has been fired at Indian Super League side, Odisha FC after making an unsavoury analogy about rape. Baxter made headlines on Tuesday morning after his club said they would deal with his utterances in a TV post-match interview where he made insensitive…
Staff Reporter. Plans to build a new Formula 1 circuit in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro have been abandoned. The project, to be built on a former army base, had been criticised by environmentalists as it required the felling of a patch of native forest. World champion Lewis…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. The 2021 Six Nations will go ahead as planned after France's sports minister said quarantine restrictions would be eased for the tournament. Organisers were awaiting confirmation from the French government that UK teams travelling to France, or the French team re-entering, would be exempt…
Staff Reporter. Australia have pulled out of their tour of South Africa in February and March because of coronavirus concerns. The teams were due to play three Tests, subject to bio-secure protocols being agreed. Cricket Australia said it had "no choice" but to postpone the series because of the health…
Staff Reporter. LeBron James says an argument between himself and fans during the Los Angeles Lakers' 107-99 win over the Atlanta Hawks was "blown out of proportion" and they did not deserve to be ejected. Two women heckled James after he had exchanged heated words with a man they were…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool are close to completing a loan deal for Schalke's Turkey central defender Ozan Kabak. The 20-year-old will join Liverpool until the end of the season in addition to the deal which brings Preston North End's Ben Davies to Anfield for £2m. Marseille's Duje Caleta-Car is also a…
Staff Reporter. South African former top junior Kholo Montsi in action at the 2020 Potch Open played at the North-West university in Potchefstroom. Photo Credit: Picture Cafe. Tennis South Africa (TSA) announced the names of three players on Monday who have received Wild Card entries into the first week of…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Muzi Ntombela. Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt has taken positives from their DStv Premiership loss to Orlando Pirates. Hunt’s charges created the better of the goalscoring opportunities and dominated possession. But football is all about taking your chances, and Pirates converted theirs to win, while Amakhosi…
Staff Reporter. The latest coronavirus testing rounds in the Premier League have found seven new cases in the past week. That is down from the previous week's total of eight positive tests. From 25-28 January, there were four new positive tests from 1,713 players and club staff tested, with three…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Britain's Katie Boulter beat Anna Kalinskaya in the first round of the Gippsland Trophy as players began their Australian Open preparations. Boulter, playing in just her second WTA main draw match since February 2019, beat the Russian 6-1 6-3 in 59 minutes. The 24-year-old…
Staff Reporter. Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann fired Barcelona to a 2-1 win at home to Athletic Bilbao in La Liga on Sunday, avenging their recent defeat to the Basque side in the Spanish Super Cup final. Messi curled in a free kick after 20 minutes for his 650th Barca…
Staff Reporter. Brighton & Hove Albion held Tottenham Hotspur scoreless in their 1-0 Premier League victory at the Amex Stadium on Sunday night. Leandro Trossard finished off a lovely team move to give Brighton a first-half lead with the game's only goal, firing past Hugo Lloris from a Pascal Gross…
Staff Reporter. Mohammed Salah broke his six-game Premier League scoreless streak on Sunday as Liverpool beat West Ham 3-1 at the London Stadium. Salah scored the first two to put Liverpool in control. Georginio Wijnaldum added a third on 84 minutes before Craig Dawson grabbed a consolation goal for West…
Staff Reporter. Luis Suarez fired in two goals as a clinical Atletico Madrid thrashed Cadiz 4-2 away in an action-packed game on Sunday to march 10 points clear at the top of La Liga. Suarez gave Atletico the lead in the 28th minute with a curling free kick which was…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns opened a five-point gap at the top of the DStv Premiership standings following a 2-0 win over hapless Chippa United at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium. The win saw Sundowns open a five-point lead at the top of the league standings,while the Chippa remained 13th on the…
Staff Reporter. Barcelona say they will take "appropriate legal action" against Spanish newspaper El Mundo after it published details of forward Lionel Messi's contract. According to El Mundo, Messi would receive a maximum of €555,237,619 ($673,919,105) over four seasons, if a series of conditions were met. The report claimed that…
Staff Reporter. Emphatic finishes from Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso gave Thomas Tuchel his first victory as Chelsea head coach against a below-par Burnley. Captain Azpilicueta - the longest-serving player in the team - drilled Callum Hudson-Odoi's lay-off high past Nick Pope just before half-time in the Premier League encounter…
Staff Reporter. South Africa’s leading women’s player Chanel Simmonds in action in the 2020 Ilana Kloss International played at the North-West university in Potchefstroom. South African top female player Chanel Simmonds and rising star Zoe Kruger head the list of women receiving wild cards for the first week of the…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. England's Paul Casey won his 15th European Tour title with a four-stroke success at the Dubai Desert Classic. The 43-year-old led by one shot going into Sunday's final round and a two-under 70 was enough for a 17-under final total. South Africa's Brandon Stone…
Staff Reporter. Damian Lillard hit two late three-pointers, including one on the buzzer, to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 123-122 NBA win over the Chicago Bulls. Lillard finished with a game-high 44 points, including eight three-pointers. One of those, with 8.9 seconds left, put the Trail Blazers within two…
Staff Reporter. Australia has offered to stage this year's British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa, which is under threat because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Rugby Australia Chairman Hamish McLennan said on Sunday. The Lions are scheduled to play eight matches in South Africa, including a three-match series against…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United dropped points for the third time in four Premier League games after a goalless stalemate with fast-improving Arsenal. United made five changes after their midweek loss to Sheffield United. The first half was scrappy with United enjoying the best opportunities. They had 67% of the possession…
Staff Reporter. Bayern Munich crushed visitors Hoffenheim 4-1 on Saturday with four different scorers, to go provisionally 10 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga in their quest for a ninth consecutive league crown. Goals from Jerome Boateng, Thomas Muller, Robert Lewandoski and Serge Gnabry secured a comfortable win…
Staff Reporter. Swallows FC extended their unbeaten start to the DStv Premiership season to 14 matches with a 1-1 draw away to SuperSport United at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville. The Birds, as was the case last week against log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, fought back from a goal down to…
Staff Reporter. The Vodacom Bulls scored a massive try a minute from the end of extra time to win their first Carling Currie Cup title in 12 years, beating the Cell C Sharks 26-19 in a brutal disrupted final at Loftus Versfeld. The Bulls won the Currie Cup for the…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City cemented their position at the top of the Premier League table with a 1-0 win over Sheffield United on Saturday. Gabriel Jesus scored the only goal of the game to send City four points clear of Manchester United. It was not a vintage City performance. Aside…
Staff Reporter. Levante striker Roger Marti brushed off squandering a penalty to score the winning goal as his side pulled off a shock 2-1 La Liga victory at Real Madrid on Saturday after playing the majority of the game with an extra man. Real defender Eder Militao was sent off…
Staff Reporter. AC Milan got back to winning ways in Serie A with a 2-1 victory at Bologna on Saturday, with goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma in fine form to help his side open up a five-point lead at the top of the standings. Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a penalty saved as AC…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Mamelodi Sundowns have confirmed that Motjeka Madisha will finally be buried next week. On Saturday, six weeks after Madisha’s passing, Sundowns released a statement on their website where they confirmed the star defender’s death. "Mamelodi Sundowns is saddened to confirm that the person who passed away in…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates claimed Soweto derby bragging rights with a 2-1 win over Kaizer Chiefs in a 2020-21 DStv Premiership match at Orlando Stadium. Goals from Thembinkosi Lorch and Siphesihle Ndlovu led the Buccaneers to all three points and up to fourth on the league standings, five points off…
Staff Reporter. Al Ahly's legendary manager, Manuel Jose, believes Pitso Mosimane can lead the Reds to accomplish great things at the Club World Cup. The Egyptians travelled to Qatar on Friday to compete in the 2020 Club World Cup set to take place in Doha. Their first game will be…
Staff Reporter. Newcastle United celebrated their first Premier League win in 10 games and lifted some pressure off their manager Steve Bruce after two goals from Callum Wilson gave them a deserved 2-0 win at Everton on Saturday. Bruce has endured intense criticism from Newcastle's fan base as his team…
Staff Reporter. South African rising star, Luc Koenig makes it two titles in two weeks at the same venue in Durban after defeating top seed Devin Badenhorst in three sets on Friday. South African rising star, Luc Koenig makes it two titles in two weeks at the same venue in…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Up to 30,000 fans a day will be allowed to attend the Australian Open, Victoria's minister for sport has announced. A daily crowd capacity of 30,000 will be permitted for the first eight days of the tournament, split equally between day and night sessions.…
Staff Reporter. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku have been given a one-match ban following Tuesday's Milan derby. AC Milan forward Ibrahimovic was given the ban after being shown two yellow cards, one of them for a confrontation with Inter striker Lukaku. Lukaku was also booked and is banned because it…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. There’s a huge clash at the top of the ladder on Matchday 19 as second-placed RB Leipzig host Bayer 04 Leverkusen in third, while FC Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund are out for revenge. The weekend’s standout fixture comes on Saturday at the Red Bull Arena between…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Muzi Ntombela. Saturday’s Soweto derby between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs will be as much about the match-up on the field as it will be between coaches Josef Zinnbauer and Gavin Hunt. It will be the third time the two Soweto giants clash this season. Hunt…
Staff Reporter. First Test, Karachi (day four of five) Pakistan 378 (Fawad 109) & 90-3 (Azhar 31*) South Africa 220 (Yasir 3-54) & 245 (Markram 74; Nauman 5-35, Yasir 4-79) Pakistan won by seven wickets. Debutant Nauman Ali took 5-35 as Pakistan wrapped up a seven-wicket win over South Africa…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool returned to form in impressive fashion as the Premier League champions secured a convincing victory at Tottenham Hotspur. After a run of five league games without a win - four of those without a goal - Liverpool moved back into the top four as they discovered their…
Staff Reporter. Juventus footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is being investigated by Italian police over a trip he allegedly took to celebrate his girlfriend's birthday. He is accused of breaking Covid-19 rules by travelling between the regions of Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta. Now-deleted footage posted on social media showed the couple on…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Executive Committee of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) today considered an application submitted by the Black Gold Trust to transfer the club, Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila to a corporation by the name of Protoscape 202 CC. The application for approval met the requirements of Article 14 of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Kagiso Rabada, on Thursday, became the youngest non-Asian bowler to pick up 200 wickets in Test cricket. The 25-year-old broke a series of records after he bowled Hasan Ali with a peach of a delivery that knocked out his middle stump in the first Test of South…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. The Los Angeles Lakers' record-breaking winning streak on the road ended as the Philadelphia 76ers earned a thrilling 107-106 victory at Wells Fargo Center. In a fixture that saw the Eastern Conference leaders face their Western Conference counterparts, Joel Embiid's 28 points edged the…
Staff Reporter. Alfredo Morelos struck the only goal as Rangers maintained their 23-point lead in the Premiership with victory over Hibernian at Easter Road. The striker was perhaps fortunate not to have been sent off when his stamp on Ryan Porteous went undetected early in a low quality first half.…
Staff Reporter. Bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United caused a stunning upset with a Premier League victory over title-chasing Manchester United at Old Trafford. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side needed three points to regain top spot from rivals Manchester City but were lacklustre for large periods of the contest as the away side picked…
Staff Reporter. Barcelona needed a second-half comeback to beat Rayo Vallecano 2-1 in the Copa del Rey round of 16 and advance to the quarterfinals on Wednesday night at the Estadio de Vallecas. Lionel Messi was back in the Barca XI after serving a two-match ban for a red card …
Staff Reporter. Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea reign got off to a frustrating start as Wolves secured a point in a drab stalemate at Stamford Bridge. But the German was given an indication of the huge challenge facing him as his new team struggled to carve out chances against a Wolves side…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns secured a hard fought 2-1 win away to Black Leopards in a DStv Premiership match at Thohoyandou Stadium in Limpopo. Peter Shalulile scored a brace of goals – including a winner deep into injury time when his side was a man down – as the Brazilians…
Staff Reporter. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has denied using racist language in his clash with Romelu Lukaku in the Milan derby on Tuesday night. AC Milan forward Ibrahimovic and Inter striker Lukaku were involved in a number of incidents on the pitch - before Ibrahimovic was eventually sent off. Inter won the…
Staff Reporter. Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says his recent absence from the side is because his mother has been in ill health. The 31-year-old Gabon international has missed the Gunners' past two matches. "My mother is going through some health issues and I had to be there for her," said…
Staff Reporter. The International Olympic Committee "is fully concentrated and committed to the successful and safe delivery" of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics this year despite the Covid-19 pandemic, IOC president Thomas Bach says. The German said all stakeholders, including the Japanese government, were "fully united and committed" to going…
Staff Reporter. The DStv Premiership match between Bloemfontein Celtic and Chippa United scheduled for the Dr. Molemela Stadium on Wednesday has been called off due to a waterlogged pitch. The Premier Soccer League (PSL) will advise a new date and time for the fixture in due course. After their CAF…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. South Africa Billionaire Patrice Motsepe and Mauritania's Ahmed Yahya have been cleared to run for the Confederation of African Football (Caf) presidency despite previous doubts over the duo's eligibility. Fifa's Review Committee has said both men can contest the 12 March elections, where they will take…
Staff Reporter. Sport, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has welcomed the appointment of Dr Stavros Nicolaous as acting Chairperson of Cricket South Africa (CSA) interim board. This comes after the recusal of Judge Zak Yacoob as Chairman of Cricket South Africa interim board. Mthethwa has taken note of weekend…
Staff Reporter. First Test, Karachi (day two of five): Pakistan 308-8: Alam 109, Faheem 64, Azhar 51; Rabada 2-45, Ngidi 2-55 South Africa 220: Elgar 58; Yasir 3-54 Pakistan lead by 88 runs. Pakistan's Fawad Alam hit his third Test century as Pakistan established an 88-run lead on the second…
Staff Reporter. Bloemfontein Celtic have lodged an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against FIFA's decision to impose a transfer ban on the club. FIFA have imposed a one-year transfer ban against Celtic for allegedly failing to pay former goalkeeper Patrick Tignyemb a certain amount of money…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City climbed to the top of the Premier League by handing West Brom a 5-0 drubbing. No team in Europe's top five divisions has conceded as many goals at home as Sam Allardyce's Albion and they were ruthlessly exposed again by a brilliant attacking display. For the…
Staff Reporter. West Ham continued their flawless start to 2021 with another impressive win to move into the top four of the Premier League. Crystal Palace took an early lead through their returning talisman Wilfried Zaha, but David Moyes' side were soon back on terms through Tomas Soucek and from…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Chelsea have appointed former Paris St-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel as their new manager on an 18-month contract with an option to extend it. He won two league titles, the French Cup and the French League Cup at PSG. "I cannot wait to meet my…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs did not move from seventh spot on the Premier Soccer League standings but escaped another disappointment at the hands of Baroka FC following a 1-1 draw at FNB Stadium. As a result, the Amakhosi remain seventh on the league standings ahead of their Soweto Derby clash…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Gallo Images. The assault case against Orlando Pirates football player Thembinkosi Lorch has been provisionally withdrawn. The decision was made in the Randburg magistrate's court on Tuesday. According to NPA spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane, Lorch, through his legal team, submitted representations to the senior public prosecutor and…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. The Botswana Football Association (BFA) has paid tribute to former national team coach David Bright who has died at the age of 64. In a statement the BFA said that it was "reeling in shock and mourning the death of Major Bright who passed away on…
Staff Reporter. First Test, Karachi (day one of five): South Africa 220 all out (69.2 overs): Elgar 58, Yasir 3-54 Pakistan 33-4: Rabada 2-8 Pakistan trail by 187 runs Fourteen wickets fell on an enthralling opening day of the first Test between Pakistan and South Africa in Karachi. After opting…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. LeBron James became the oldest LA Lakers player to score 40 points in a game since Kobe Bryant's farewell appearance in 2016 as the Lakers beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 115-108. The 36-year-old, playing on the eve of the first anniversary of Bryant's death, finished…
Staff Reporter. The 2022 PGA Championship, which until two weeks ago was due to be played at a Donald Trump-owned course in New Jersey, will now he held at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the PGA of America said on Monday. The event needed a new home after…
Staff Reporter. Tottenham left it late to overcome a stubborn and spirited Wycombe side and progress to the fifth round of the FA Cup. Wycombe, bottom of the Championship, had stunned their Premier League opponents when Fred Onyedinma slotted in the opener midway through the first half. But Gareth Bale…
Staff Reporter. Fullview has it in good authority that the Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) players were officially introduced to the new club owners during a meeting held earlier today. TTM players and staff were summoned into an urgent meeting where they are expected to learn of the club's sale. However…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Al Ahly head coach Pitso Mosimane has talked about his FIFA Club World Cup campaign with his former side Mamelodi Sundowns in 2016. Mosimane had guided Sundowns to the FIFA Club World Cup after winning the CAF Champions League. Sundowns had earned a 3-1 win on aggregate…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Mercedes. Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff has revealed he contracted coronavirus earlier this month. The 49-year-old said he has now recovered after submitting a positive test while on a break in Austria. "We had planned to be here for a few days and out of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Muzi Ntombela. Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt has explained the absence of club captain and former first-choice goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune. Chiefs might have gone through their last four games unbeaten, winning three of them to climb up to seventh place in the DStv Premiership standings…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Frennie Shivambu. 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. As a sports project with a purpose, the BNP Paribas RCS Rising Star Tennis…
Staff Reporter. Black Leopards have confirmed the axing of coach Dylan Kerr after back-to-back defeats in the DStv Premiership. "Black Leopards FC and their head coach Dylan Kerr have reached an agreement to part ways amicably," the club announced. Assistant coaches Lehlohonolo Seema and Morgan Shivambu will take over the…
Staff Reporter. Chelsea have sacked manager Frank Lampard after 18 months in charge, with former Paris St-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel expected to replace him. Lampard, 42, leaves with the club ninth in the Premier League after last week's defeat at Leicester City, having won once in their past five league…
Staff Reporter. England completed a thrilling victory on day four of the second Test against Sri Lanka to take the series 2-0. Chasing a tricky 164, England were 89-4 on a turning pitch but opener Dom Sibley hit 56 not out to lead them to a six-wicket win. Sibley, who…
Staff Reporter. Joao Felix and Luis Suarez combined as Atletico Madrid came from behind to beat Valencia to continue their pursuit of the La Liga title. Valencia took a shock lead in the 11th minute with a long-range strike from Uros Racic but the league leaders responded when Felix stuck…
Staff Reporter. Everton eased past Championship strugglers Sheffield Wednesday to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup. Dominic Calvert-Lewin netted his 15th goal of the season by sliding in to convert Andre Gomes' low cross. The home side added to their tally in the second half as Richarlison and…
Staff Reporter. Bruno Fernandes' superb 78th-minute free-kick gave Manchester United victory in a thrilling FA Cup tie with old rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford. Liverpool led a fantastic contest through Mohamed Salah, who then equalised after Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford had struck for the hosts either side of the…
Staff Reporter. Barcelona secured an important 2-0 win at Elche to keep pace at the top of La Liga. Frenkie de Jong and Riqui Puig scored at the end of each half to secure the points for Ronald Koeman's side. The result sees Barca remain in third place, behind Real…
Staff Reporter. Arthur Melo scored his first goal for Serie A champions Juventus as they beat Bologna to put pressure on the Milan teams. The Brazil midfielder's deflected long-range strike opened the scoring before Weston McKennie headed in a second. "It's very important for us. We watched yesterday how both…
Staff Reporter. Champions Bayern Munich opened up a seven-point gap at the top of the Bundesliga after dishing out a 4-0 thrashing at bottom club Schalke 04 on Sunday. Thomas Muller scored with two headers, putting Bayern in front after 33 minutes and netting again in the 88th after the…
Staff Reporter. SuperSport United have moved level at the top of the DStv Premiership after claiming a 2-0 away win over Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila at Thohoyandou Stadium. The result – secured by goals from Bradley Grobler and Sipho Mbule – sees Matsatsantsa join Mamelodi Sundowns and Swallows FC on 27…
Staff Reporter. A Tammy Abraham grabbed a hat trick to steer Chelsea into the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 3-1 win over Luton Town. Kickoff was delayed due to the ground staff clearing the heavy snow of the pitch. Chelsea opened the scoring after 11 minutes when…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, final leaderboard -18 T Hatton (Eng); -14 J Scrivener (Aus); -13 R McIlroy (NI); -12 R Cabrera Bello (Spa); -11 M Warren (Sco), D Lipsky (US); -10 T Fleetwood (Eng), F Zanotti (Par), C Paisley (Eng), M Wallace (Eng) Selected…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City needed late goals from Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus and Ferran Torres to beat League Two side Cheltenham 3-1 in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday. Cheltenham were close to recording an upset after Alfie May put them ahead in the second half but City left…
Staff Reporter. Steph Curry moved up to second on the NBA's all-time three-pointers list in the Golden State Warriors' 127-108 defeat by the Utah Jazz. Curry scored five three-pointers, with his fourth moving him ahead of Reggie Miller in the NBA's record books. In total, the 32-year-old has made 2,562…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Former two-weight world champion Conor McGregor was left stunned on his return to the UFC as Dustin Poirier claimed victory in their rematch at UFC 257. McGregor came out of retirement for a third time to face fellow 32-year-old Poirier at Abu Dhabi's Fight…
Staff Reporter. Karim Benzema scored twice and Eden Hazard picked up a rare goal as Real Madrid beat Alaves 4-1 in handy fashion in La Liga on Saturday. Real Madrid, who were without manager Zinedine Zidane due to COVID, took the lead early in the first half when Casemiro headed…
Atalanta consigned AC Milan to their second league defeat of the season with a 3-0 win at San Siro on Saturday, but Stefano Pioli's side were still named "winter champions" in Serie A. Cristian Romero headed home Robin Gosens' corner after 26 minutes before Josip Ilicic was brought down by…
Staff Reporter. West Ham gained a routine win over League One side Doncaster Rovers to set up an FA Cup fifth-round tie against either Manchester United or Liverpool. The Hammers went ahead in the second minute when Andriy Yarmolenko released Ryan Fredericks and his pull-back was steered into the net…
Staff Reporter. Stellenbosch FC and Kaizer Chiefs played to a 0-0 draw in a 2020-21 DStv Premiership clash at Danie Craven Stadium. Both teams had multiple chances to win the match, but neither could break the deadlock. The result leaves the two clubs in ninth and seventh place on the…
Staff Reporter. The Sharks scored a try in the final 10 minutes to earn a 19-9 Currie Cup semi-final victory over Western Province at Newlands. This was the first contest played between these two sides after their Super Rugby Unlocked and Currie Cup round-robin matches were both called off due…
Staff Reporter. A strong Southampton side knocked holders Arsenal out of the FA Cup in the fourth round courtesy of a first-half own goal on Saturday. The result brings an end to Arsenal's six match unbeaten in all competitions. Southampton will face another Premier League side, Wolves, in the next…
Staff Reporter. Swallows FC scored a late equaliser to maintain their unbeaten record and claim a 1-1 draw with Mamelodi Sundowns in a DStv Premiership top-of-the-table clash. Peter Shalulile and Brian Onyango’ absence handed a recall for Gaston Sirino and Hlompho Kekana in Masandawana’s two changes from the goalless draw…
Staff Reporter. The Vodacom Bulls book their spot in the final of the Currie Cup as wing Stravino Jacobs scored a brace of tries for Bulls to secure home advantage in the final. The Bulls will host the final at Loftus next week, facing either Western Province or the Sharks,…
Staff Reporter. Kenya has been fined 2.2 million shillings ($20 000) and two senior football officials suspended for breaching Covid rules in an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Comoros, a statement said on Saturday. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) said the Kenyan team refused to take coronavirus tests…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Former Sheffield United and Jamaica forward Luton Shelton has died aged 35. Shelton played 25 times for the Blades between 2007 and 2008 and was Jamaica's record goalscorer. He had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a motor neurone disease, in 2018 after retiring…
Staff Reporter. Paris St-Germain moved three points clear at the top of Ligue 1 and boosted their goal difference with a thrashing of 10-man Montpellier on Friday. Kylian Mbappe scored twice with Neymar and Mauro Icardi also on target for Mauricio Pochettino's side. Montpellier goalkeeper Jonas Omlin was sent off…
Staff Reporter. A stunning long-range goal by Vitinha proved the difference as Wolverhampton Wanderers endured an uncomfortable night to edge out sixth-tier Chorley 1-0 in the FA Cup fourth round on Friday. Vitinha, on loan from Porto, unleashed a swerving shot from 30 metres past Chorley's Matthew Unwin in the…
Staff Reporter. Borussia Moenchengladbach broke their jinx against neighbours Borussia Dortmund with a 4-2 home win that sent them up to fourth place in the Bundesliga on Friday. Moenchengladbach, who prevailed through a Nico Elvedi double and goals by Ramy Bensebaini and Marcus Thuram, had lost their 11 previous games…
Staff Reporter. The rescheduled Tokyo Games may have to be held behind closed doors if they are to go ahead in Japan this year, athletics chief Lord Coe has admitted. The World Athletics president remained confident the Olympics and Paralympics would take place despite a Times report suggesting they would…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. An Englische Woche with games on Tuesday and Wednesday has just concluded, and the Bundesliga shows no sign of stopping with Matchday 18 sending us into the second half of the 2020-21 season just two days after the last games in the German top-flight's Hinrunde. The weekend’s…
Staff Reporter. The Sharks has announced a new global partnership with the internationally acclaimed agency, Roc Nation. The Durban franchise announced on its official website that the Roc Nation is one of the world's leading entertainment companies, forming a unique and tangible partnership with the Sharks driven by innovation, community,…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Reuters. World number nine Tyrrell Hatton opened up a five-shot lead at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship before the second round was suspended owing to bad light. The Englishman will complete his round on Saturday morning having finished the day five under after 13 holes to…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:AFP. Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has tested positive for coronavirus. The Spanish club issued a short statement announcing that the 48-year-old had the virus, but gave no further information about his condition or any implications for the playing squad. Zidane is under pressure for Rea's poor…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne will be sidelined for four to six weeks with a hamstring injury, says manager Pep Guardiola. The Belgium playmaker, 29, suffered the injury during Wednesday's 2-0 Premier League win against Aston Villa. His absence will start with Saturday's…
Staff Reporter. A Luis Suarez double sent Atletico Madrid seven points clear in La Liga as they recovered after goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic had given Eibar the lead. Dmitrovic, taking on penalty duties for the first time for his club, fired in his first career goal. But Suarez levelled from a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The South African Football Association (Safa) has officially appointed Advocate Tebogo Motlanthe as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on a permanent basis. Motlanthe has been acting as CEO since May 2020 after taking over from his acting predecessor, Gay Mokoena. Mokoena vacated his role in mid-April…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool's 68-game unbeaten home run in the Premier League came to an end as Ashley Barnes fired in a late winner from the penalty spot to secure a famous victory for Burnley. Barnes was tripped in the box by goalkeeper Alisson with seven minutes remaining and converted the…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. LeBron James scored a season-high 34 points as the Los Angeles Lakers won 113-106 at the Milwaukee Bucks to stay unbeaten on the road this season. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope made seven three-pointers for the NBA champions and forward Anthony Davis had 18 points and nine…
Staff Reporter. The Indian and South African Swimming Federations today signed a milestone partnership agreement to further jointly develop swimming and water polo in their countries. The agreement will see South African and Indian teams participate in competitions against each other. In addition, a key part of the agreement will…
Staff Reporter. Retired constitutional court justice Zak Yacoob, who chairs the Interim Board, said Thursday its most important task over the next few weeks, is the manner in which Cricket SA’s Members Council goes about ensuring that an independent Board of Directors will run the federation in the future. For…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has tested positive for Covid-19. The Argentine, who has only played a total of 141 minutes across five appearances this season, was already isolating after coming into contact with a positive case. The 32-year-old tweeted: "I had some symptoms and I'm following doctor's…
Staff Reporter. Real Madrid "see the end of the Zinedine Zidane era" but do not want to replace him as manager until the summer, says Spanish football expert Guillem Balague. The Spanish champions were humiliatingly knocked out of the Copa del Rey in the last 32 by third division Alcoyano…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: GCIS. Minister of Sport Nathi Mthethwa has announced that the mandate of the Cricket South Africa interim board has been extended by a month. Mthethwa personally appointed a nine-member board in October last year, which was eventually accepted by the CSA members’ council in November. The…
Staff Reporter. European giants Real Madrid were handed a humiliating Copa del Rey last-32 defeat by third division outfit Alcoyano - who were down to 10 men. Madrid took the lead through defender Eder Militao but Jose Solbes took the tie to extra time. Alcoyano - who play in Segunda…
Staff Reporter. Goals from Christiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata helped Juventus to beat Napoli 2-0 to win the Italian Supercup on Wednesday, the annual meeting between the Coppa Italia winners and Serie A champions. Napoli, who beat Juventus in the final to win last season's Coppa Italia, came close to…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Manchester United rallied past Fulham to go back on top of the Premier League standings with a 2-1 win on Wednesday. The win at Craven Cottage gives United a two-point lead over Leicester City and Manchester City, and six points over Liverpool, who play…
Staff Reporter. Bundesliga top scorer Robert Lewandowski struck a first half penalty to help Bayern Munich earn a nervous 1-0 victory at Augsburg on Wednesday and stay four points clear at the top of the Bundesliga at the season's halfway mark. Lewandowski put the visitors in front with a 13th…
Staff Reporter. Bernardo Silva's controversial first Premier League goal of the season helped earn Manchester City a hard-fought 2-0 against Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday. City will be knocked off the summit later on Wednesday if Manchester United beat Fulham, but the determination they showed to claim…
Staff Reporter. Golden Arrows remain unbeaten in the DStv Premiership after they held Orlando Pirates to a 0-0 draw at Orlando Stadium this afternoon. The result sees Abafana Bes’thende extended their impressive start to 11 matches and remain in fourth place on 19 points, while the Buccaneers are a point…
Staff Reporter. The Premier League has formally agreed to trial the use of permanent concussion substitutes. Clubs approved the trial during a shareholders meeting on Wednesday, although there is no start date yet. The trial will begin when the "implementation of the reporting processes" has been resolved. The new rule…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Novak Djokovic has said his letter calling for better conditions for players self-isolating in Melbourne was written with "good intentions" and has been "misconstrued as being selfish, difficult and ungrateful". Djokovic was criticised after he asked Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley to relax…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. England head coach Eddie Jones is self-isolating after forwards coach Matt Proudfoot tested positive for Covid-19. Jones and attack coach Simon Amor have been identified as close contacts of Proudfoot and must self-isolate for 10 days. In a statement, the Rugby Football Union said…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Tiger Woods has put his season on hold after having back surgery for the fifth time in his career. The 15-time major winner last played at the PNC Championship in December, where he felt "discomfort" in his back. A statement on his social media…
Staff Reporter. Leicester City moved to the top of the Premier League table and increased the pressure on struggling Chelsea manager Frank Lampard with an impressive victory at The King Power Stadium. The Foxes knew a win would see them overhaul Manchester United and they were on their way after…
Staff Reporter. Borussia Dortmund's hopes of moving up to second in the Bundesliga were dashed as they fell to a narrow defeat at Bayer Leverkusen. The result instead sees Leverkusen go second, three points above Dortmund who remain fourth. Moussa Diaby's low effort had given the hosts a merited early…
Staff Reporter. Michail Antonio scored for the second successive game as West Ham edged struggling West Brom to move up to seventh in the Premier League. The hosts took the lead on the stroke of half-time when Jarrod Bowen chested in Vladimir Coufal's cross. However, West Brom levelled soon after…
Staff Reporter. Lionel Messi has been banned for two games after being sent off for the first time for his club during their Spanish Super Cup defeat. Barcelona say they will appeal against the suspension, which was handed out by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF). The 33-year-old forward, in his…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Tokyo Olympics organisers say they are not willing to see the event held behind closed doors - and that the Games "will take place this summer". International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound said recently there could be no guarantees of the postponed 2020 Games going ahead…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs claimed their third victory in a row with a 3-0 win over Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila at FNB Stadium. Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt brought in three new players into today’s starting XI Kgotso Moleko, Darrell Matsheke and Leonardo Castro came on as second half substitutes in Saturday’s…
Staff Reporter. India pulled off an astonishing run-chase to inflict Australia's first defeat at the Gabba since 1988, win the fourth Test by three wickets and take one of the all-time great series. Needing 328, a Brisbane record run-chase, the injury-hit tourists got home with three overs to spare. Shubman…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Bundesliga holds its second Englische Woche of the season on Tuesday and Wednesday as the campaign reaches the halfway mark on Matchday 17. Standout games include Borussia Dortmund’s trip to Bayer 04 Leverkusen and a Bavarian derby between FC Augsburg and FC Bayern München. While Dortmund…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Legendary SA football administrator Abdul Bhamjee has died aged 83. Bhamjee, who died on Monday night, was one of the founders of the professionalised National Soccer League (NSL) when it broke away from the old National Professional Soccer League (NPSL) in 1985. The initial 78‚000-seater FNB Stadium‚…
Staff Reporter. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice as Arsenal beat Newcastle to move into the top 10 of the Premier League and increase the pressure on Magpies boss Steve Bruce. Aubameyang, who had earlier hit the post from a tight angle in the first half, opened the scoring in the 50th…
Staff Reporter. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice as AC Milan regained their three-point lead at the top of Serie A with a victory at Cagliari. Inter Milan's win over Juventus on Sunday had put them level on points with Stefano Pioli's side Ibrahimovic, who now has 13 goals from 13 matches…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns, the 2019/20 treble champions, have been declared as the DStv Premiership Q-Innovation Quarter One Winners. After the first eight matches in the DStv Premiership, both Sundowns and second placed Swallows FC finished on 18 points each but the former enjoyed a superior goal difference and were…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Fifa. Kieran Trippier's 10-week ban for breaking betting rules applies globally, Fifa ruled as it dismissed an appeal by his club, Atletico Madrid. The England full-back was suspended by the Football Association in December, but the ban was provisionally lifted in January after Atletico appealed. The…
Staff Reporter. Sri Lanka 135 (Bess 5-30) & 359 (Thirimanne 111, Leach 5-122) England 421 (Root 228; D Perera 4-109) & 76-3 (Bairstow 35*, Embuldeniya 2-29) England won by seven wickets; take 1-0 series lead England wrapped up a seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the first Test of a…
Staff Reporter. Lionel Messi was shown the first red card of his Barcelona career as they were beaten 3-2 by Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Super Cup final on Sunday. Messi, in his 753rd appearance for Barca, swung at Asier Villalibre in the final seconds of extra time - an…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United stayed top of the Premier League with a mediocre goalless stalemate against champions Liverpool at Anfield. It was a game that failed to justify the pre-match anticipation and while United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may be happier with a point than Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp, he…
Staff Reporter. Thomas Muller set up one goal and scored a second-half winner as Bayern Munich struggled past Freiburg 2-1 on Sunday to end their opponents' five-game winning run and extend their lead at the top of the Bundesliga to four points. Bayern, who conceded a goal for the 11th…
Staff Reporter. Tottenham got their top-four challenge back on track with a comfortable victory against bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United. A disappointing run of just one win in their six previous Premier League fixtures had seen Spurs slip down the table with their inability to kill off games proving damaging. But they…
Staff Reporter. Black Leopards have secured a 2-0 win over Orlando Pirates in a PSL match which was played in Thohoyondou stadium this afternoon. Pirates welcomed back Thulani Hlatshwayo from suspension, with Paseka Mako dropping out of the team altogether while Leopards recalled Wiseman Maluleke, Roderick Kabwe and Tebogo Makobela.…
Staff Reporter. First Test, Galle (day four) Sri Lanka 135 (Bess 5-30) & 359 (Thirimanne 111, Leach 5-122) England 421 (Root 228; D Perera 4-109) & 38-3 (Embuldeniya 2-13) England need further 36 runs to win England need 36 runs on the final day to win the first Test against…
Staff Reporter. Leicester City climbed to second in the Premier League as they won a keenly contested encounter with fellow top-four hopefuls Southampton at King Power Stadium. James Maddison fired in from a tight angle after 37 minutes, the Foxes midfielder instructing his team-mates to stand back as he performed…
Staff Reporter. Layvin Kurzawa scored a second-half goal as a lacklustre Paris Saint-Germain moved top of the Ligue 1 table with a 1-0 victory at Angers on Saturday. Kurzawa volleyed home for his first goal of the season, allowing PSG to move onto 42 points from 20 games, two ahead…
Staff Reporter. Chelsea struggled to a 1-0 win against 10-man Fulham on Saturday who held on well until late in the second half following the sending off of defender Antonee Robinson. Mason Mount scored Chelsea's only goal of the game after 78 minutes of sustained pressure from Frank Lampard's side.…
Staff Reporter. Brighton boosted their Premier League survival hopes as Neal Maupay's winner against a lacklustre Leeds United ended a run of nine league games without a victory. Maupay tapped in after 17 minutes following slick build-up from Alexis Mac Allister and Leandro Trossard."Everything worked well today, we defended together…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs claimed back-to-back wins in the DStv Premiership for the first time this season with a 2-1 triumph over Cape Town City. Kearyn Baccus and Nkosingiphile Ngcobo started for Amakhosi along with Dumisani Zuma, as City welcomed back Thabo Nodada and Mpho Makola. Following on from their…
Staff Reporter. SuperSport United and Mamelodi Sundowns played out a goalless draw in a 2020-21 DStv Premiership match at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville. The result leaves Sundowns top of the league standings on 25 points, two clear of Matsatsantsa in second spot. SuperSport suffered a major blow on the…
Staff Reporter. Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is close to completing a move to Turkish club Fenerbahce. The 32-year-old still has half a season left on his Arsenal contract but both parties are in advanced talks which they expect to lead to an agreement to terminate it. That would pave the…
Staff Reporter. West Brom came from behind to claim victory in the Black Country derby as two penalties from Matheus Pereira helped them beat Wolves at Molineux. It was only the Baggies' second win of the season - and their first under new boss Sam Allardyce - and the first…
Staff Reporter. Minnesota Timberwolves player Karl-Anthony Towns says he will "not end up in a box" after testing positive for Covid-19. Towns has lost seven family members in the past year, including his 59-year-old mother, who died from Covid-19 complications on 13 April. The NBA postponed the Timberwolves' game with…
Staff Reporter. Forty-seven players will be confined to hotel rooms before the Australian Open after other passengers on their flights tested positive for coronavirus. Two-time champion Victoria Azarenka and former US Open champion Sloane Stephens are reportedly among those affected. The players will not be able to leave their hotel…
Staff Reporter. Substitute Cedric Teuchert scored an 88th minute winner as Union Berlin stunned Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 on Friday to climb to fourth place in the Bundesliga. Teuchert, who had hit the woodwork early in the second half and missed another chance on the hour, scored on the break in…
Staff Reporter. Australia v India, Brisbane (day two) Australia 369: Labuschagne 108, Paine 50; Natarajan 3-78, Sundar 3-89 India 62-2: Rohit 44; Lyon 1-10 India trail by 307 runs Australia remain on top after a rain-shortened second day of the decisive fourth Test against India in Brisbane. After resuming on…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: AP. Championship side Derby County have appointed England's record goalscorer Wayne Rooney as their new manager on a two-and-a-half-year contract. The 35-year-old, who had been in interim charge since Phillip Cocu was sacked on 14 November, has now also officially retired as a player. Rooney has…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Paris St Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino has tested positive for coronavirus. The former Tottenham manager only took over at the Parc des Princes on January 2 and led the club to Trophee des Champions glory on Wednesday with a 2-1 victory over Marseille. An…
Staff Reporter. Athletic Bilbao will face Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup final after beating Real Madrid 2-1 in the semi-final. Forward Raul Garcia scored twice for Bilbao, with Karim Benzema pulling one back for Real late on. Athletic will meet Barca after the Catalans beat Real Sociedad in a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. There’s another action-packed Bundesliga weekend to enjoy on Matchday 16 as champions FC Bayern München look to bounce back from defeat, RB Leipzig seek to apply the pressure, Borussia Dortmund aim to cut the gap at the top, and FC Schalke 04 continue California Dreamin’ in their…
Staff Reporter. Arsenal's recent resurgence was checked by a stubborn Crystal Palace, who claimed a hard-fought point from a forgettable encounter at Emirates Stadium. Tagged as relegation candidates as little as three weeks ago, the Gunners came into the game off the back of four straight wins in all competitions,…
Staff Reporter. Ferrari Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc tests positive for Covid-19: Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc has announced he has tested positive for Covid-19. In a statement on Twitter, the 23-year-old from Monaco said: "I am feeling OK and have mild symptoms. "I will remain in isolation in my home…
Staff Reporter. The fixtures for the Nedbank Cup last 32 were confirmed on Thursday evening, with only teams from the top two tiers in South African football included. The PSL confirmed this in a statement on Thursday, adding that the eight GladAfrica Championship sides, initially knocked out in play-offs against…
Staff Reporter. Mauricio Pochettino won the first trophy of his managerial career - albeit a minor one - as Paris St-Germain beat Marseille to win the Trophee des Champions in Lens. It was only the former Spurs manager's third game in charge of PSG after being appointed earlier this month.…
Staff Reporter. Aston Villa's Premier League game at home to Everton on Sunday has been postponed because of the ongoing Covid-19 issues at the club. The Villa training ground remains closed after a coronavirus outbreak. A Premier League statement said that a "significant number" of Villa players and staff remained…
Staff Reporter. Former world number one Andy Murray's participation at the Australian Open is in doubt after the Briton tested positive for coronavirus. The 33-year-old Scot was set to fly out to Melbourne on a chartered flight arriving there over the next 36 hours. Instead he remains in quarantine and…
Staff Reporter. Ivan Cavaleiro scored a late header to earn Premier League strugglers Fulham a hard-fought draw against Tottenham in their hastily rearranged London derby. The Portuguese forward's finish cancelled out Harry Kane's first-half diving header and came just minutes after Son Heung-min hit the post in search of Spurs'…
Staff Reporter. Barcelona are through to the Spanish Super Cup final after beating Real Sociedad in a penalty shootout following a 1-1 draw after extra time. Riqui Puig scored the decisive spot kick for the Spanish giants, after Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie de Jong both missed the target. Marc-Andre ter…
Staff Reporter. The Brooklyn Nets fought back to beat the New York Knicks 116-109 on a night they reportedly signed James Harden. US reports say Harden, NBA top scorer for the past three seasons, has left the Houston Rockets after nine years. Kevin Durant scored 26 points in the Nets'…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates returned to winning ways in the 2020-21 DStv Premiership season with a 3-0 victory over Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila at the Thohoyandou Stadium. The win moved Pirates up to fourth place on the standings, seven points behind league leaders Mamelodi Sundowns. Defeat leaves TTM in 12th place,…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs secured their second DStv Premiership win of the season as they beat AmaZulu 1-0 at Kings Park Stadium this afternoon. Samir Nurkovic bagged the all-important goal in his first start of the season to give Chiefs their first victory in eight league matches. The result sees…
Staff Reporter. The Sunshine Tour has announced the postponement of its 2021 schedule by one month in light of the current nationwide rise in COVID-19 cases and in support of President Cyril Ramaphosa's call for all South Africans to work together to help curb the spread of the virus. Thomas…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Bristol Bears and England prop Kyle Sinckler will miss the start of the Six Nations after being banned for two weeks for swearing at a referee. He will miss England's opener against Scotland on 6 February, but will be back to face Italy a…
Staff Reporter. Atletico Madrid stretched their advantage at the top of La Liga to four points with a 2-0 win over Sevilla. Diego Simeone's side took the lead when Angel Correa fired in after receiving a pass from England's Kieran Trippier - back in the team after his 10-week ban…
Staff Reporter. Joel Embiid scored 45 points for the Philadelphia 76ers as they claimed an overtime win over the Miami Heat. Thirty-five of Embiid's haul came in the second half and overtime, and he also notched 16 rebounds, five steals and four assists in a 137-134 victory. Team-mate Danny Green…
Staff Reporter. Paul Pogba's second-half volley was enough to give Manchester United victory at Burnley and send them three points clear at the top of the Premier League. United dominated a contest in which Burnley failed to register a single shot on target until stoppage time. But they were struggling…
Staff Reporter. Australia batsman Steve Smith says he is "shocked and disappointed" at suggestions that he deliberately scuffed up the crease during the final day of the third Test against India. The former captain was seen on the stump camera scraping the crease with his boot during a drinks break.…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Muzi Ntombela. Benni McCarthy will come up against his old coach Gavin Hunt for an eighth time when AmaZulu host Kaizer Chiefs in Durban on Wednesday and has a winning record against his old mentor. It it will be the first time they face each other…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: FIA. This year's Formula 1 season will have a delayed start after the Australian and Chinese Grands Prix were postponed because of Covid-19 restrictions. The races were first and third on the 2021 calendar and the season is now scheduled to begin with the second race,…
Staff Reporter. Cardiff City defender Sol Bamba is being treated for cancer, the Championship club has announced. The 35-year-old Ivory Coast international has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and is undergoing chemotherapy. "Sol has begun his battle in typically positive spirits and will continue to be an integral part of…
Staff Reporter. West Ham moved into the fourth round of the FA Cup as they battled past National League side Stockport County. Said Benrahma nearly grabbed his first Hammers goal in the sixth minute but his shot hit the foot of the post. With the match played in heavy rain,…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Premier League rivals Manchester United and Liverpool will face each other at Old Trafford in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Non-league Chorley will host Premier League Wolverhampton Wanderers after beating a depleted Derby County in the third round. League Two Cheltenham Town…
Staff Reporter. Owen da Gama was on Monday unveiled as the new coach of TS Galaxy with interim coach Zipho Dlangalanga fired after losing 3-0 at home to SuperSport United at the weekend. The 59-year-old has penned a three year deal with the Rockets, the club announced. During his two-match…
Staff Reporter. Tottenham Hotspurs will play Fulham on Wednesday in a fixture reshuffle after Tottenham's Premier League match at Aston Villa was postponed because of coronavirus cases in the Villa camp. Fulham's scheduled home match against Chelsea on Friday will now take place on Saturday. Villa, who were due to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. File Photo. Premier Soccer League (PSL) confirmed the death of first Chief Executive Officer of the league Trevor Philips. The NSL Executive Committee expressed its heartfelt condolences to the Philips family, especially his wife Stella and his children Mark and Sharon. PSL observes a moment of silence…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. The Los Angeles Lakers continued their unbeaten run on the road with a comfortable victory over the Houston Rockets. Anthony Davis scored 27 points on his return from injury to help the Lakers to a 120-102 victory. Defending champions Lakers have won all five…
Staff Reporter. Trump National in Bedminster has been stripped of the US PGA Championship in 2022 as its organisers felt using the course as host would be "detrimental". The PGA of America voted to terminate the agreement on Sunday. US President Donald Trump, who owns the course, has been accused…
Staff Reporter. India showed incredible defiance to bat out the final day in a memorable draw with Australia in the third Test and take a thrilling series into a decider. The tourists resumed on 98-2, chasing an unlikely 407 to win, and lost captain Ajinkya Rahane early on. Rishabh Pant…
Staff Reporter. Rangers moved 22 points clear of Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premiership after a 2-1 victory over 10-man Aberdeen at Pittodrie. The hosts were down to 10 men midway through the first half when Ryan Hedges, adjudged to have made no attempt to win the ball…
Staff Reporter. Tottenham Hotspur put an end to the dream FA Cup run of eighth-tier Marine, as Carlos Vinicius scored a hat trick for the Premier League club in their 5-0 third-round tie win on Sunday. The Non-League hosts stood firm in the opening minutes, but Spurs took the lead…
Staff Reporter. Swallows FC struck late in the second half to secure a point against Orlando Pirates this afternoon at Orlando Stadium. The Buccaneers were targeting nothing but a victory after suffering their first defeat of the season when they lost 1-0 to Mamelodi Sundowns away last weekend. Paseko Mako…
Staff Reporter. Premier League Leeds United suffered a shock 3-0 defeat by fourth-tier Crawley Town in the FA Cup third round on Sunday. Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa fielded a strong line-up for the trip to West Sussex but League Two Crawley, a non-league club until nine years ago, produced the…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: AP. Roma scored a late equaliser to leave Inter Milan three points adrift of leaders AC Milan at the top of Serie A. Gianluca Mancini glanced home a header from Gonzalo Villar's cross to earn Roma a point four minutes from the end. Two goals in…
Staff Reporter. Cricket chiefs are investigating claims India players received racist abuse from crowd members on day three of the third Test against Australia, while six people were ejected on day four. India team staff reported alleged racist abuse against bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj on Saturday. In a…
Staff Reporter. Moise Kean scored for the third straight game as Paris St-Germain won for the first time under Mauricio Pochettino. Italy forward Kean, on loan from Everton, headed the opener against Brest and now has nine goals in 14 league appearances in France. Argentina forward Mauro Icardi doubled the…
Staff Reporter. Extra-time goals from Emile Smith Rowe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ensured holders Arsenal beat a stubborn Newcastle in the FA Cup third round. In-form Smith Rowe had an eventful evening after arriving as a second-half substitute, seeing a red card rightly rescinded before opening the scoring. Aubameyang tapped in…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Real Madrid missed the chance to go top of La Liga as they drew at struggling Osasuna in freezing, snowy conditions. The game had been in doubt because of Storm Filomena, Spain's "most intense storm in the past 50 years".It went ahead but both…
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