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Twitter.com/OfficialCSA. Cricket South Africa (CSA) has appointed former Proteas Test captain Graeme Smith as its director of cricket. “Graeme has made a huge impact with his energy, expertise, hard work ethic and characteristic determination and passion he has brought to the position during the six months he has served in…
Getty Images. Uefa is working to plans that would see the Champions League final end the 2019-20 season on 29 August,the BBC has reported. European football's governing body will meet on 23 April for more discussions about how to complete a campaign which has been disrupted by coronavirus. It is…
Gallo Images. The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC)’s Board has placed the Acting President, Mr Barry Hendricks on leave of absence, with immediate effect from the 15 April 2020 pending the outcomes of an investigation to be conducted by the SASCOC Judicial Body. The investigation is subsequent…
American tennis player Coco Gauff has said that she struggled with depression after her rapid rise last year on WTA Tour. The 16-year-old has enjoyed a sensational run on the professional circuit since July last year when she reached the fourth round of Wimbledon in her first major championship appearance.…
SA Rugby president Mark Alexander. Image: Gallo Images. World Rugby has confirmed the nominations for the positions of Chairman and Vice-Chairman, which will be determined at the annual meeting of Council on 12 May, 2020. Incumbent chairman Bill Beaumont is being challenged for the top job by his current vice-chairman,…
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a massive impact on our lives and our communities and, as we lock down in an effort to win the battle against the virus, we hope that you are keeping safe. In solidarity with the communities that we operate in, Betway have committed to contributing…
@USATSI. Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri (Nigeria) was a guest on #NBATogether with Ernie Johnson on NBA Twitter Live on Monday night. The 2019 NBA Champion reflected on his journey from Nigeria to the NBA, on his participation in the Basketball Without Borders Africa camps and bringing the Larry O’Brien…
Image@IPL. The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been indefinitely postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. ‘‘As of now, the league stands postponed as the priorities of the nation are now different. We will examine if a window is available later in the year around September-October if there is any change…
Egan Bernal and Julian Alaphilippe share a light-hearted moment on Stage 21 of the 2019 Tour de France. Photo: ASO. The postponed 2020 Tour de France will now start on 29 August, following the French government's extension of a ban on mass gatherings to mid-July because of the coronavirus pandemic.…
Boxing: April 15, 2001. World heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis pays homage to the 43 people crushed to death at Johannesburg's Ellis Park Stadium four days earlier – considered the worst sporting accident in South African history. The tragedy occurred during a soccer game between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates when…
Image Courtesy of Getty Images. A Newcastle United takeover has taken a step closer after new documents show that owner Mike Ashley has entered into a charge agreement with potential buyer Amanda Staveley. Financier Staveley is leading a bid which involves Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund and the Reuben Brothers.…
Photo: Marouane Fellaini / Instagram. Former Manchester United star Marouane Fellaini was discharged on Tuesday after three weeks in a Chinese hospital being treated for coronavirus, his club said. The 32-year-old Shandong Luneng midfielder, the only player known to have contracted the disease in the Chinese Super League (CSL), will…
Photo: Gett Images. Jamaican world record holder Usain Bolt has posted a hilarious photo to his social media accounts showing everyone just what social distancing looks like. The photo shows Bolt around five metres ahead of his fellow competitors, and following government guidelines of social distancing, makes for a very…
Boxing great Mike Tyson: Getty Images. Heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is widely regarded as one of the greatest boxers to have ever lived. He insists that there is ‘no doubt’ he would beat the current crop of heavyweights if he was still in his prime. The heavyweight division exploded back…
The former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Chris"Rollaway"Ndlovu passed away on 11 April 2020. Ndlovu was born in Pimville in Soweto, and it was only natural that he would play for the local soccer giants, Pimville United Brothers (PUBS). However, when PUBS got into financial trouble in 1974, most of the players …
Tottenham have reversed their decision to use the government's furlough scheme for some non-playing staff during the coronavirus crisis following criticism from supporters. The club announced,on the 31st of March that 550 employees would take a 20% pay cut in an attempt "to protect jobs". In a Spurs statement ,the…
Image courtesy of Getty Images. The Italian Football Federation hopes that players can be tested for coronavirus at the start of May in preparation for the season to restart. There is no set date for when the campaign can resume in Italy, with 12 full rounds and four outstanding fixtures…
Image courtesy of Skysports. Crystal Palace Manager Roy Hodgson is keen for the season to finish even if it means a shorter summer break for players and staff. He told Crystal Palace’s official website: “Everyone is in total agreement we need an end to this season. It’s now been one…
Image courtesy of Skysports. Former Chelsea and England goalkeeper Peter Bonetti has died aged 78 after a long illness. He was part of England's 1966 World Cup-winning squad but was unused throughout the tournament. Bonetti made seven England appearances and featured in the 1970 World Cup quarter-final defeat by West…
Image courtesy of CAF. The CAF Emergency Committee has decided to postpone the following matches until further notice due to growing concerns and evolving nature on COVID-19. - Total CAF Champions league and Total CAF Confederation Cup Semi- final matches: Both legs scheduled for 1-3 May & 8-10 May 2020.…
Photo by Skysports. British motor racing legend Sir Stirling Moss has died at the age of 90 following a long illness. He was widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula 1 drivers of all time, even though he did not win the World Championship. Moss retired from public life …
Image courtesy of Skysports. Mahendra Singh Dhoni's international career could be in jeopardy if this year's Indian Premier League (IPL) succumbs to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to former India captain Krishnamachari Srikkanth. The immensely popular Dhoni took a break from the game after India's defeat in last year's World Cup…
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is preparing for his Manchester United return prior to the suspension of the Premier League season. Pogba hasn't featured for United since playing 45 minutes in the 4-1 win against Newcastle United at the end of December. He required surgery for an ankle injury and…
SA Rugby is hoping to have the country’s professional players back on the playing field in June. All rugby is currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic but the country's rugby bosses have been hard at work behind the scenes to formulate plans for the year ahead. According to Rapport …
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has outlined his three immediate priorities for FIFA to support football during and beyond the coronavirus in a video message specifically addressed to the 211 FIFA member associations and shared with members of the FIFA Council. The FIFA President reiterated, in order of priority, that health…
Image:Skysports. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been urged to leave Arsenal and sign for a ‘move ambitious club’ by the president of the Football Association in his home country, Gabon. The Gunners striker has 20 goals for this season and was joint-top scorer in the Premier League with 22 goals last term,…
Image:@Sharron Elkabas. Steven Gerrard sent well wishes to fellow Liverpool legend Sir Kenny Dalglish after it was confirmed the former Reds player and manager has tested positive for coronavirus. Gerrard played under Dalglish,who also represented Scotland and Celtic in his playing days during his second spell as Liverpool manager and…
The Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, holds a club shirt at the presentation of Quique Setién as manager in January. Photograph:AP. Six Barcelona board members have resigned and told president Josep Maria Bartomeu they are unhappy at how the club is being managed. In a joint letter, the six expressed…
Getty Images. World Champion Floyd Mayweather is set to return to the ring in digital form in unique match-ups against other boxing greats. Mayweather went his entire 50-fight career unbeaten in the ring and has persistently teased another comeback since his last bout.But after teaming up with streaming platform fuboTV…
Ex-England defender Norman Hunter is being treated in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus, his former club Leeds United have confirmed. Hunter, 76, played 726 games in 15 years at Elland Road, won two league titles and played in the 1975 European Cup final defeat by Bayern Munich. He was…
Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 32, has denied reports linking him with a move to Inter Milan in a post on social media. (Instagram) Everton believe that the prospect of working under manager Carlo Ancelotti can persuade Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish, 24, to for them this summer.(Football Insider)…
The ongoing measures to combat the spread of Covid-19 have resulted in little football and, consequently, next-to-no movement in the latest FIFA World Rankings. A whole raft of international fixtures, including qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup and other major tournaments, were postponed, while dates were redrawn for showpiece men’s…
Real Madrid's players, coaches and "main directors" will take a pay cut of 10-20% this year as the club deals with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Real said the decision to reduce pay was "taken by players, coaches and employees" to avoid "traumatic measures that affect the rest of…
IAAF chief Sebastian Coe (Photo: Leaders Business Summit). Organisers of the 2022 World Athletics Championships in the United States have agreed to stage the event three weeks earlier than planned to avoid a clash with the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. After a week of negotiations, a compromise has been reached, with…
Courtesy of Twitter. Twice Olympic 800 metres finalist Donato Sabia has died from COVID-19 at the age of 56, the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) said on Wednesday. CONI said in a statement that Sabia had been in the intensive care unit of the San Carlo hospital on Potenza, in the…
Image:Getty Images. A Paraguayan judge has ordered the release of Brazilian football great Ronaldinho and his brother into house arrest at a hotel in downtown Asuncion. Judge Gustavo Amarilla told reporters that he had ordered the “continuation of house arrest in a hotel for Ronaldinho and his brother.” They were…
@SpursOfficial. Tottenham Hotspur announced that former prolific goalscorer Jimmy Greaves is being admitted in hospital. But there was no mention in their brief statement of whether the former striker was suffering from the coronavirus, or indeed the exact nature of the 80-year-old's current condition. "We can confirm that our record…
Image:Skysports. Thomas Müller has signed a new contract which will keep him at Bayern Munich until 2023. "This club is not just any old employer for me. It's my passion," said Muller, who has scored 116 Bundesliga goals. "I'm happy that I'll be here for two extra years, and I'll…
Formula 1 has put about half its staff on enforced leave while senior figures are to take a salary cut as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The decision follows similar moves by three teams in the past few days. The F1 leadership group have all voluntarily agreed to take…
Trevor Immelman © Gallo Images. Trevor Immelman has been named International team captain for the 2021 Presidents Cup. Immelman will be 41 years old during next year's matches, making him the youngest captain for either team in the event's history. He has won 11 times around the world, including a…
The Tokyo Games organizing committee announced that public exhibition of the Olympic flame in Fukushima Prefecture will be suspended after Wednesday due to escalating concerns about the spread of the new coronavirus in Japan. The flame was put on display last Thursday following the postponement of the 2020 Summer Games…
@KaizerChiefs. The South African U-23 National team has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics. The team coached by David Notoane secured their spot in the Olympics during the CAF U-23 Cup of Nations held in Egypt from 8 to 22 November 2019. Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt and South Africa finished in the…
Image:Reuters. Liverpool have reversed their decision to place some non-playing staff on temporary leave and apologised to fans. In a letter to their fans, chief executive Peter Moore said: "We believe we came to the wrong conclusion last week and are truly sorry for that." He added that the Reds…
Former Fifa executives took bribes in return for voting for Russia and Qatar to host the World Cup, according to US prosecutors. In what could be a highly significant twist in the FBI's long-running investigation into allegations of football corruption, a new indictment was revealed in the US District Court…
Image:Reuters. Tottenham Hotspur player Son Heung-min will start four weeks of national service in South Korea. Son returned to Asia recently after the Premier League was postponed due to coronavirus and is in a two-week quarantine period. With English football unlikely to return soon, the South Korea star will complete…
@TheOpen. This year's 149th Open Championship has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The tournament, which was due to take place in July at Royal St George’s Golf Club in Sandwich, Kent, will now be hosted by the venue in 2021. R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers said: "We have…
Image:Skysports. England men's manager Gareth Southgate and women's boss Phil Neville are to take a 30% pay cut to their salaries as two of the Football Association's highest earning employees. Chief executive Mark Bullingham said it was "challenging times" and did not "take these decisions lightly." The government's furlough scheme…
File photo of Pep Guardiola. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola's mother, Dolors Sala Carrio, has died aged 82 in Barcelona after contracting coronavirus. "Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends,"…
File photo of Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick during a training session. The German champions will resume training from Monday. AFP. Bayern Munich return to training for the first time since the Bundesliga campaign was suspended. The country’s top flight has been on hold since March 13 because of the…
Premier League players are set to start negotiations on a club-by-club basis over proposed wage cuts. It comes after talks aimed at a collective pay deal in response to the coronavirus crisis broke down without resolution over the weekend. The Premier League proposed a 30% pay cut but the Professional…
@AUSC. The Troika of Ministers responsible for Sport of the African Union Sports Council Region 5 Member Countries, during the virtual conference meeting held on the 2nd of April 2020. Noting with concern the impact of the novel COVID-19 pandemic on sport and its devastating magnitude to health and safety…
Manchester City have announced they will not be furloughing employees at the tax payer's expense. A statement released to PA read: “We can confirm, following a decision by the chairman and board last week, that Manchester City will not be utilising the UK Government's coronavirus job retention scheme (government funded…
Getty Images. Fans voted in numbers on Twitter to have their favourite World Cup matches streamed on YouTube. Now, it’s time to enjoy these classic games with fans across the globe. Courtesy of FIFA TV and YouTube.
Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy. Photograph: ©INPHO. The Football Association of Ireland has announced that Stephen Kenny is to succeed Mick McCarthy as Republic of Ireland manager with immediate effect. Former Ireland defender McCarthy, 61, took over in November 2018 and was poised to lead them into last month's…
Log leaders Liverpool are the latest Premier League club to place some non-playing staff on temporary leave. Staff affected will receive 80% of their salary through the government's job retention scheme and the club will make up the difference. The decision has been criticised by former Liverpool players Jamie Carragher…
Netball South Africa President, Cecilia Molokwane. Picture: Supplied. Netball South Africa has revealed that its president Cecilia Molokwane has recovered from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). She had been among the first prominent South Africans to test positive for the coronavirus, which Netball SA had announced on Tuesday, March 24. This…
Getty Images. Bryant will be posthumously inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.The five-time NBA champion died, aged 41, in a helicopter crash in January alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others. Los Angeles Lakers great Bryant retired in 2016; he was the NBA Most Valuable Player…
@BurnleyFC. Burnley could lose up to 50 million pounds ($61.30 million) in revenue if the Premier League season is not completed due the coronavirus outbreak. The Premier League said on Friday the current campaign had been postponed indefinitely, adding that the "2019/20 season will only return when it is safe…
Gettyimages. Anthony Joshua’s next heavyweight world title defence against Kubrat Pulev has been postponed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The fight was announced to take place on June 20 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but no new date has been announced. It is also possible the venue may change,…
Getty Images. Bayern Munich have extended Hansi Flick’s contract, making him the permanent coach until 2023. The 55-year-old has won 18 out of 21 games in all competitions since taking charge. He became assistant to former Bayern coach Niko Kovac at the start of the season but took over as…
Club Brugge have been declared Belgian champions after the remainder of the country’s professional league season was cancelled on Thursday due to the coronavirus pandemic. Brugge had a runaway 15 point lead at the top of the standings with one round of matches left to play before the start of…
Getty Images. Neymar has been revealed as the man behind a secret £770,000 donation to help fight coronavirus. Reports in Brazil named the Paris Saint-Germain star after he made the anonymous pledge to UNICEF. During football's suspension, Neymar is back in his home country, riding out the pandemic with friends…
At a meeting of Premier League Shareholders today, clubs discussed in detail how to respond to the COVID-19 global pandemic. First and foremost, it was reaffirmed that the overriding priority is to aid the health and wellbeing of the nation and our communities, including players, coaches, managers, club staff and…
The Sunshine Tour, in support of President Cyril Ramaphosa's call for social solidarity from all South Africans in the fight against COVID-19, has announced a comprehensive financial relief programme for South African men's and women's professional golf. In an unprecedented move in South African professional golf, the Sunshine Tour will…
Image:Skysports. Eddie Jones has agreed a contract extension to coach England until the Rugby World Cup in France in 2023. His current contract was due to expire in August 2021, but he had been set for a new deal since leading England to the World Cup final last year. Jones…
Getty Images: UEFA’s executive committee has announced all competitions will remain postponed until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic. European football’s governing body confirmed the news following a meeting with its 55 member associations to discuss strategy in the wake of the global health crisis. Deadlines related to the…
This summer's Wimbledon has been cancelled due to coronavirus, the All England Club has confirmed.Only the two World Wars have prevented the oldest tennis tournament in the world, founded in 1877, from being held. One of the most important events in the annual tennis calendar, the Championships was due to…
Image supplied. The football world was thrown into a state of shock and sorrow following the death of former Olympique Marseille president Mababa ‘Pape’ Diouf, who passed away on Tuesday (31 March 2020) in Dakar, Senegal, after contracting the deadly coronavirus. He was 68. He was hospitalised in Senegal after…
Manchester United will reportedly be forced to pay Alexis Sanchez a hefty £1.1m. Manchester United will reportedly be forced to pay Alexis Sanchez a hefty £1.1m loyalty bonus when he returns to the club in July.The Chilean winger has had a disastrous spell on loan at Inter Milan this season,…
Image:Reuters. Cricket South Africa’s acting director of cricket, Graeme Smith, said the South African team will require six weeks of preparation before embarking on any tours. Smith said in a video media conference that the players needed to take responsibility for maintaining their fitness while at home but would also…
@SARugby. SA Rugby and the British & Irish Lions have jointly agreed to postpone the on-sale dates for the ticket ballots due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The ticket ballot in South Africa and the release of the ticket-inclusive supporter travel packages for the eargerly awaited series next year were initially…
The leaderships of the key parties came together via telephone conference earlier today, joined by IOC President Thomas Bach, Tokyo 2020 President Mori Yoshirō, Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko and Olympic and Paralympic Minister Hashimoto Seiko, and agreed on the new schedule. This decision was taken based on three main considerations…
Pep Guardiola: Getty Images. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola joked he will come back "fatter" from a long layoff from football as he urged supporters to follow the advice of scientists and medical professionals. Guardiola, who donated one million euros ($1.08 million) to help buy medical supplies for the fight…
Wimbledon organisers expected to announce the cancellation. Wimbledon organisers will announce the cancellation of the event this week due to the coronavirus pandemic, German Tennis Federation (DTB) vice-president Dirk Hordorff said. All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) officials said last week the event, due to start on 29 June would…
Rustu Recber © Gallo Images. Turkey's former goalkeeper Rustu Recber, is in a "critical period" in hospital with coronavirus. The ex-Barcelona and Fenerbahce keeper, 46, won 120 caps and was one of the players of the tournament when Turkey reached the 2002 World Cup semi-finals. "We are still in shock…
Image:Getty Images. Juventus announced that they had cut their players' and coach Maurizio Sarri's salaries after all Italian sport was suspended until at least 3 April due to the coronavirus pandemic. "The economic and financial effects of the understanding reached are positive for about €90 million for the 2019-20 financial…
Olympic Games-bound Zambia are this edition’s highest climbers in the FIFA Women’s World Rankings released by the World governing football body. Following a busy start to the year, that included a shock preliminary triumph over Cameroon, Zambia are up by six spots to 100th in the world and 12th on…
Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates her semi-final win over Madison Keys at the 2018 US Open: Getty Images. Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka took to social media on Saturday to show her support for the decision to postpone the Games until next year Osaka, who won the US Open in…
Image: Getty Images. Stormers and Springboks captain Siya Kolisi took to social media to wish South Africans well as the country started day one of the 21-day lockdown. “I want to encourage you guys to stay indoors and look after your family,” said Kolisi. “Keep each other positive, keep active,…
Atletico Madrid became the latest La Liga club to request labour authorities to allow them to cut player and staff salaries while football is suspended in Spain due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, club CEO Miguel Angel Gil said that they were "obliged" to propose a partial unemployment…
Image@PSG twitter. Paris St Germain have raised over 200 000 euros ($221 320.00) for local healthcare professionals battling the coronavirus outbreak with the release of a limited edition jersey, the Ligue 1 champions have said. The shirt is a replica of PSG's current home strip but has the words 'Tous…
Image:@ICC. International Cricket Council (ICC) postponed all qualifiers for the 2021 Twenty20 World Cup due to take place before July as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc with international sport. Tournaments in Kuwait, South Africa, Spain, Belgium, Malaysia and Finland are all affected by the decision, a statement said.…
Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo each reportedly donated €1 million ($1.1 million) to help fight the spread of the coronavirus. Clinic Barcelona confirmed that it had received a donation from the Argentine, which will go towards both treating infected patients and researching COVID-19. "Thank you very much Leo, for your…
Jake White © Gallo Images. The Blue Bulls Company have announced that Jake White has signed as Director of Rugby and will be officially joining the Bulls Family effective immediately until the 2023 World Cup. The former Springbok coach and Rugby World Cup winner assumes the position vacated by Alan…
Image: Gallo Images. Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021. The Tokyo Olympics are to be postponed until 2021 after talks between Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and the International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach, led to confirmation of a decision made inevitable by the coronavirus pandemic. Abe said they had established…
Sadio Mane is more likely to leave Liverpool for Real Madrid than Mohamed Salah, according Anfield favourite Mohamed Sissoko. The former Liverpool Valencia and Juventus defensive midfielder believes Mane has the traits tha Zinedine Zidane looks for in players. Both players have been linked with moves away from the club…
The Spanish soccer calendar has been postponed until further notice, La Liga and the Spanish soccer federation (RFEF) said in a joint statement. The statement said a joint commission between the two bodies had agreed to postpone all professional soccer competitions until the Spanish government considered they could start again…
Cameron van der Burgh © Gallo Images. Retired South African Olympic swimmer Cameron van der Burgh has detailed his struggles with coronavirus from the last two weeks. By far the worst virus I have ever endured despite being a healthy individual with strong lungs(no smoking/sport), living a healthy lifestyle and…
Photo: Blake Linder. SASCOC has referred back to its Nominations Committee the decision to declare the nomination of Aleck Skhosana as ineligible for election, for reconsideration. The independent Nominations Committee appointed by SASCOC to assist the independent auditors in finalising the list of persons who were eligible for nomination to…
The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has suspended the domestic League over fears around the coronavirus, officials confirmed. In a short statement,FAZ confirmed having also postponed the Absa Cup matches that were due to be played this weekend. “FAZ Suspends League over COVID-19 Threat. Members advised to observe Ministry of…
The 32 member clubs of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) met today, in Kempton Park for an Extra-Ordinary Board of Governors meeting to deliberate the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Below is the resolution of the Board of Governors: The NSL values the lives of all our people. We view the…
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) continued its consultations with all the stakeholders of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The first took place with the International Olympic Summer Sports Federations.Those with the National Olympic Committees (NOCs), the athletes’ representatives, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), other International Federations (IFs) and other stakeholders…
Image:FIFA.COM. The world is facing an unprecedented health challenge and clearly a global and collective response is needed. Cooperation, mutual respect and understanding must be the guiding principles for all decision makers to have in mind at this crucial moment in time. Particularly in football, finding appropriate and fair solutions…
Image: Shaun Roy/Sunshine Tour/Gallo Images. South African golfer Victor Lange has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the PGA Tour has said in a statement. Lange, ranked 1,215th in the world, was diagnosed with the COVID-19 in his native South Africa after returning from an event in Mexico on the…
In a media briefing on 15 March 2020, His Excellency, the President of South Africa declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic a national disaster in terms of section 23(1)(b) of the Disaster Management Act 2002. In his address, President Cyril Ramaphosa listed a number of restrictions to curb the spread of…
Image@NathiMthethwaSA. Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa has given the PSL the greenlight to continue with their programme behind closed doors. Mthethwa met with SAFA and Premier Soccer League officials on Tuesday to discuss a way forward after the South African government imposed a ban on gatherings of…
UEFA announced the postponement of its flagship national team competition, UEFA EURO 2020, due to be played in June and July this year. The health of all those nvolved in the game is the priority, as well as to avoid placing any unnecessary pressure on national public services involved in…
Image: Comrades.com. The Comrades Marathon Association’s (CMA) Board convened an urgent meeting on Monday, 16.3.2020 in light of the outbreak of the Corona Virus, also known as COVID-19 and the subsequent postponement or cancellation of sporting events and mass gatherings in the country. Athletics South Africa (ASA), under the auspices…
Following the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday with regards to the measures to combat the COVID-19 epidemic, all Swimming South Africa events will be postponed until further notice. Swimming SA will continue to monitor the situation and update the stakeholders with any developments that might occur. The Federation…
PSL suspends fixtures until further notice: The Chairman of the League, Dr. Irvin Khoza, today announced that the Executive Committee had resolved to immediately postpone all matches under the auspices of the League until further notice. The decision was taken in light of the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the…
South African Football Association (SAFA) has issued a statement advising all its members to suspend and/or postpone all football matches and football events that are attended by more 100 people in the country until further notice. "SAFA said they will be in contact with the Health Authorities and will be…
Athletics South Africa has aligned itself with the National State of Disaster as pronounced by State President Cyril Ramaphosa and have taken a decision to postpone with immediate effect all athletics events in the country at all levels for 30 days because of the outbreak of the CoronaVirus, also known…
Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt has revealed two of his players are being checked for the possibility of having contracted the coronavirus as the Premier Soccer League meets today to decide their next steps. "We've been scared because we had two players go down with heavy flu, so they've been…
Bloemfontein Celtic are through to the semi-finals after they edged past TS Sporting 3-2 on penalties following a 1-1 draw in a thrilling Nedbank Cup quarterfinal match at the Kanyamazane Stadium. Celtic will next face Baroka FC in Polokwane for a place in the final while Mamelodi Sundowns will host…
@AkaniSimbine. Junior athlete Phatutshedzo Maswanganyi displayed spectacular form on Saturday, rocketing to a South African men's U20 record in the 100m sprint at the Athletics Gauteng North (AGN) Championships, held at TuksAthletics Stadium in Tshwane. Maswanganyi won his semifinal in 10.06* seconds, ripping a chunk off the two-year-old national record…
Two Oceans Marathon has been cancelled amid the COVID-19 widespread pandemic. The cancellation follows an emergency meeting of the marathon NPC board on Saturday. “It was unanimously decided that all Two Oceans marathon events would be cancelled amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the global spread of the coronavirus,” it said…
Due to the rapid spread of the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak, Swimming South Africa has made the decision to postpone the upcoming 14th African Swimming Championships. The event was due to be hosted at Durban’s Kings Park Aquatics Centre from 17th to 22nd April 2020 and will now be postponed until…
ASA has now decided to give SASCOC until end of Monday to allow the Board of the Olympic mother body to resolve the impasse regarding the eligibility of ASA President Aleck Skhosana to stand for elections scheduled for March 28. This follows an emergency meeting by the SASCOC Board on…
TS Sporting might fancy an upset against Bloemfontein Celtic, who have looked excellent in their previous two games in this year’s competition, but must now hit the road for the first time. They have had a decent run in the GladAfrica Championship, though they have not won at home since…
In case you missed it, organisers SANZAAR said they had "no option but to suspend the 2020 Super Rugby tournament at the conclusion of this weekend's matches for the foreseeable future". Watch: Super Rugby Highlights between Sharks and Stormers: Super Rugby 2020 | Sharks v Stormers - Rd 7 Highlights.…
The Crusaders are now top of the Super Rugby table after securing a 49-14 bonus point win over the Tokyo Sunwolves in Brisbane. Crusaders scored seven tries to two to move to 23 points, one ahead of fellow New Zealand outfit the Blues, who earlier thumped the Golden Lions 43-10…
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have confirmed that the continental competitions will be postponed amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. CAF Press Release: Following the growing concerns of the COVID-19 virus and the declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO) describing it as pandemic, CAF has decided to postpone the…
All Premier League football has been suspended until April 4 due to coronavirus. An emergency meeting was held between top-flight clubs this morning and it was decided to postpone fixtures for the next three weeks after Arsenal, Chelsea and Everton’s first-team squads went into self-isolation. A statement read: "Following a…
Real Kings vs. Bidvest Wits: The Nedbank Cup quarterfinals kick-off this weekend, starting tonight as second-tier Real Kings seek an upset against BidVest Wits. Real Kings from the GladAfrica Championship will be underdogs and playing at home in the Nedbank Cup for the first time, with both their previous two…
Image:@TigerWoods. The World Golf Hall of Fame announced that Tiger Woods will be enshrined as part of the Class of 2021. “I am both honored and humbled to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame,” said Woods, who was notified of his impending induction in a phone call…
Image:Reuters. The 1st ODI between India and South Africa has been called off due to rain without a ball being bowled in Dharamsala. The match was always in doubt after the weatherman forecast widespread rains and thundershowers over the region. While several international sporting events have been cancelled or postponed…
Bafana Bafana head coach Molefi Ntseki has named a squad of 25 players to face Sao Tome e Principe in back-to-back Cameroon 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. The home game is scheduled for 27/28 March 2020, with the return match scheduled four days later. These will be the third…
Image Supplied:Dorah Mngwevu, an ASA board member, listening as president Aleck Skhosana makes a point. On his right is Central Gauteng Athletics president, James Moloi. Athletics South Africa announced that it will challenge the rejection of the nomination of ASA President, Aleck Skhosana for the presidency of SASCOC. On 6…
Mamelodi Sundowns are now four points behind Absa Premiership leaders Kaizer Chiefs following a narrow 1-0 win over Stellenbosch at Athlone Stadium. Sundowns scored an early goal through Themba Zwane and still have a game in hand, meanwhile Stellenbosch remain 11th place and four points clear of the relegation playoff…
Liverpool Manager Jürgen Klopp insisted his side will bounce back in the Champions League after their defence of the title was ended by Atletico Madrid last night. The reds were on course to overturn a one-goal deficit in the second leg of the last-16 tie when Roberto Firmino made it…
The National Basketball Association (NBA) has suspended its season "until further notice" after a Utah Jazz player tested positive for the coronavirus. The first rumours of the move came after extraordinary scenes as the Oklahoma City Thunder hosted the Utah Jazz. The teams were on court and ready to tip…
Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed that midfielder George Maluleka will be leaving the club. The club announced on its website that they offered the 31-year-old a two-year contract extension + one-year option to renew on his current contract, but he turned it down. The player confirmed he will be leaving for…
Manchester City's Premier League match with Arsenal on Wednesday has been postponed as a "precautionary measure" and several Arsenal players are in self-isolation after Olympiakos owner Evangelos Marinakis contracted coronavirus. Arsenal said Marinakis, 52, met a number of their players when the Gunners hosted the Greek side in a Europa…
Image:Ticketgum. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has announced the suspension until April 3 of all sporting events in the country, including the top-flight Serie A football league, as Italy grapples with the coronavirus crisis. The final Serie A game before government announcement saw Sassuolo beat Brescia 3-0 behind closed doors…
Timo Werner's second-half penalty separated the two sides. Though both teams were denied by the woodwork - Angeliño for Leipzig and Giovani Lo Celso for Spurs - a one-goal away win was the least Leipzig could get,who deserved a bold and attacking display at White Hart Lane. Tottenham have been…
Ernie Els won the Hoag Classic for his first PGA Tour Champions title, birdieing the par-5 15th and 18th holes for a two-stroke victory at Newport Beach Country Club. Making his third PGA Tour Champions start,Els closed with a 4-under 67 to finish at 16-under 197. He opened with a…
Photo: Zinzi Chabangu by Reg Caldercott. Launching a superb effort in the early stages of the season, Zinzi Chabangu broke the South African women's triple jump record on Saturday, producing a 14.02m leap at an Athletics Gauteng North league Meeting in Tshwane. Chabangu's performance added 13 centimetres to the previous…
Manchester United secured a memorable 1-0 victory against Manchester City in the Premier League fixture. Anthony Martial’s first half goal gave United an advantage but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were hanging on as the game entered the final moments. As it turned out, it was United that found a goal…
SuperSport United beat Highlands Park 2-0 to move third place on the Absa Premiership standings at Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa. First-half goals from Aubrey Modiba and Bradley Grobler sealed all three points for Matsatsantsa even though their title hopes are slim,whilst Highlands remain eighth place on the standings. Supersport Coach…
The SA National Open Water Swimming Championships concluded today at the Marina Martinique in Jeffrey’s Bay, with Leigh McMorran winning another gold medal, this time in the 5km event. McMorran (15) added the 5km race to her list of FINA World Junior OWS Championships qualifiers by scooping the gold medal…
Image:Getty Images. Australia have been crowned Women's T20 World Cup champions for the fifth time, completing a dominant 85-run victory over India at a packed MCG. No fewer than 86,174 people — the highest crowd ever at a women's sport event in Australia but just short of the world record…
Manchester United will face Manchester City at Old Trafford in the Manchester derby, on Sunday in the Premier League. United are unbeaten in their last nine games, and are heading into this match riding on the back of a 3-0 win against Derby County. The Red Devils are three points…
AmaZulu have ended a 13-year winless run against log leaders Kaizer Chiefs with a crucial 1-0 win at the FNB stadium on Saturday night. The victory took relegation-threatened Usuthu to the 15th spot on the league standings, while Amakhosi remained at the top of the log. Talent Chawapiwa's cross was…
Waterkloof from the Titans and SACS from the Cobras make the final of the Cricket South Africa Schools T20 Challenge Waterkloof, representing the Titans franchise and the Cape Cobras region’s SACS will meet in the final of the CSA Schools T20 Challenge at the Tuks main oval on Sunday afternoon.…
The quest for Olympic and FINA World Junior Championships qualification began today as the SA National Open Water Swimming Championships got underway at the Marina Martinique in Jeffrey’s Bay. The top two swimmers from each 10km race will be eligible for national Olympic selection and the first to pencil their…
Watch:Highlights from the match between Vodacom Bulls and Highlanders from Loftus Versfeld. Courtesy of Supersport. Scorers: Vodacom Bulls – Tries:Rosko Specman (3), Cornal Hendricks, Jaco Visagie, Warrick Gelant. Conversions:Manie Libbok (4), Morne Steyn (1). Highlanders – Tries: Josh Ioane. Conversion: Ioane. Penalties: Ioane (2). Meanwhile Sharks have firmly positioned themselves…
South Africa comfortably beat Australia by six wickets in the third one-day international in Potchefstroom to complete a 3-0 series whitewash. The win continued their dominance over Australia in the 50-over format, a streak dating back to that series here in 2016 and has seen the Proteas win 11 out…
Mamelodi Sundowns CAF Champions League campaign has come to an end after they were held 1-1 by Al Ahly at the Lucas Moripe Stadium,which saw them go out 3-1 on aggregate. After going down 2-0 in Cairo last week, Sundowns already faced an uphill battle but that was made worse…
The Lions woes in 2020’s Super Rugby campaign continues after they suffered defeat to the Rebels in Melbourne. Rebels won 37-17 after leading 15-10 at half-time. The home side scored four tries through Richard Hardwick, Isi Naisarani, Dane Haylett-Petty and a brace by Andrew Kellaway. The Lions came into the…
Kaizer Chiefs have received a major boost with the news that Lebo Manyama and Leonardo Castro should both be fit for Saturday’s home clash with AmaZulu. Both were injured in the last weekend’s hard fought win against rivals Orlando Pirates but coach Ernst Middendorp said he expects them to be…
The derby clash between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford will take centre stage this weekend of the 2019-20 Premier League season. Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola's record in the Manchester derby remains formidable. The Catalan has still yet to suffer defeat away to United in the league.…
Image:Mamelodi Sundowns. When Hlompho Kekana joined Mamelodi Sundowns from Bloemfontein Celtic nine years ago, no one expected him to the kind of heights he has at the moment. His move to Sundowns, especially under the guidance of coach Pitso Mosimane, changed Kekana from a hard tackling midfielder to a leader,…
Chelsea will travel to Leicester City in the quarter-finals of the 2019-20 FA Cup,while title holders Manchester City will visit Newcastle United. Here is the draw for the quarter-finals in full, with the matches scheduled to be played on the weekend of March 21. FA Cup 2019-20 - Quarter-Final Draw:…
Lehlohonolo Lehana and Lothar Matthaus at the Bundesliga Experience media event at Workshop 55, Parktown North. Germany’s 1990 World Cup-winning captain Lothar Matthäus‚ is visiting SA for Bundesliga promotional events‚ He said he had enjoyed travelling around South Africa in 2010‚ driving between cities like Johannesburg‚ Durban and Cape Town…
Lizelle Lee and Sune Luus during their Women's T20 World Cup match against Thailand in Canberra, Australia on 28 February 2020. Image: @OfficialCSA/Twitter. Australia have beaten South Africa to go through to the T20 World Cup final where they will meet India at the MCG on Sunday. After days of…
The Eastern Cape’s Marina Martinique in Jeffrey’s Bay will play host to the 2020 SA National Open Water Swimming Championships, with Mzansi’s top talent taking to the water on 7th and 8th March. The swimmers at this year’s event will compete to secure a place in the team that will…
Janneman Malan and Lungi Ngidi led the Proteas to a six-wicket victory against Australia in the second ODI at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein to secure the three-match series 2-0 with the last game in Potchefstroom on Saturday. Proteas chased down Australia’s total of 271 with ease, thanks to an…
@ChippaUnitedFC. Orlando Pirates have confirmed that they have “seconded” assistant coach Rhulani Mokwena to Chippa United, where he is expected to fill the head coach role,until the end of the season. “Orlando Pirates Football Club can confirm that Assistant Coach Rhulani Mokwena has been seconded to join Absa Premiership outfit…
Liverpool Manager Jürgen Klopp has acknowledged that his side must make improvements defensively if they're to return to top form after they were beaten 2-0 by Chelsea in the FA Cup last night. The Reds bowed out at the fifth-round stage after goals from Willian and Ross Barkley secured victory…
AmaZulu Football Club have confirmed that head coach, Jozef Vukusic, has been placed on special leave until further notice. Vukusic joined Amazulu in September last year after the club failed to get the desired results under then coach Cavin Johnson. Johnson was sacked a season after he had saved the…
Image:@ICC. The draw for the semi-finals of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup has been confirmed after a gripping group stage came to an end. India will face England before Australia take on South Africa, in the semi-finals starting at 3pm and 7pm respectively on Thursday at the Sydney Cricket…
Following a recent complaint made by a Tennis South Africa board member, that the SASCOC Acting President is blocking her nomination to the SASCOC Presidency position, SASCOC would like to place on record that this complaint raised has nothing to do with the nomination process leading to the SASCOC board…
Spanish football league, LaLiga Santander, hosted a private viewing of the exciting El Clásico showdown between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona for South African football fans, media and sports personalities, this past Sunday 01 March. The event which is part of LaLiga’s internationalization strategy and objectives to bring LaLiga closer…
Lagos, Nigeria – Having launched as Castle Africa 5s in 2018, Africa’s Premier Social Football League makes an impactful return for the third successive year. Since the launch of this unique social league, the continental five-a-side football showpiece has extended its reach in an effort to cultivate friendship bonds beyond…
Image: @ChippaUnitedFC. Chippa United head coach Norman Mapeza resigned last night, just less than two days after steering the team back to winning ways,breaking a five-game winless streak that piled pressure on him. According Marawa Sports Worldwide(MSW), Mapeza had requested a meeting with club boss Siviwe Mpengesi, where he was…
Proteas have recalled batsmen Faf du Plessis and Rassie van der Dussen for their three-match One-Day International tour of India later this month, while left-arm spinner George Linde is named in the squad for the first time. It will be Du Plessis' first participation in the format since the 2019…
Image:Reuters. Football La Liga: Real Madrid showed character by beating Barcelona 2-0 in the top-of-the-table Clasico, leapfrogging their rivals at the La Liga summit after a week in which their pride had taken a beating at home and in Europe. Vinicius Jr. and the substitute Mariano Diaz scored late goals…
Polokwane City will face Black Leopards in an Absa Premiership match at Old Peter Mokaba Stadium. Kick-off is at 3:30pm. City breathed a sigh of relief after their five-match win-less run in the league came to an end with a 3-2 victory over Cape Town City at home two weeks…
Five matches in Italy's Serie A were postponed due to the spread of the coronavirus. Sunday's clash pitting Juventus and third-placed Inter in Turin was among those fixtures to be called off and rearranged for May 13. It had originally been scheduled to be played behind closed doors. The decisions…
Watford caused one of the upsets of the season when they defeated Liverpool 3-0 at Vicarage Road. The home team created the best chances of the first half and were rewarded after half-time by a 54th-minute opener through Ismaila Sarr. Sarr then ran clear and chipped Alisson for his brace…
Image:©Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix. Heinrich Klaasen’s maiden ODI century inspired South Africa to a 74-run victory over Australia in the first of three Momentum one-day internationals at Eurolux Boland Park in Paarl. Man of the match Klaasen struck and unbeaten 123 from 114 deliveries with seven boundaries and three sixes as the…
Image:Sunshine Ladies Tour. Monique Smit claimed an emotional fourth Sunshine Ladies Tour title at the Joburg Ladies Open, where she tapped in for par at the final hole to emerge from an enthralling finale with a one-shot victory. Almost exactly a month ago, the South African won a four-way play-off…
Mamelodi Sundowns have suffered a 2-0 first leg loss to Egyptian giants Al Ahly in their quarterfinal clash at the Cairo International Stadium on Saturday. Ali Maâloul bagged a second-half brace for the home side,Ali managed to slot past Downs' keeper Dennis Onyango from close range after persistent pressure and…
The Blues have put in possibly their best performance so far to stun the home side,Stormers and bring their perfect start to the 2020 Vodacom Super Rugby season to an end. The visitors were dominant on attack, aided by 35 missed tackles from the Stormers, and disrupted the home side’s…
Kaizer Chiefs secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Soweto rivals Orlando Pirates in an Absa Premiership match at FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The victory moves Chiefs seven points clear at the top of the league standings, while Pirates remain third after seeing their six-game winning streak in the league…
Image:CSA Twitter. Kagiso Rabada is out of action for up to four weeks, ruling him out of the upcoming ODIs against Australia as well as the subsequent series against India. "Kagiso sustained a groin muscle strain in the T20 series against Australia," Dr. Shuaib Manjra, CSA's chief medical officer, said.…
Liverpool's bid to win the Premier League title by March 21 likely to be on course when the leaders face Watford at Vicarage Road tomorrow. The Reds can extend their lead to 25 points ahead of nearest rivals Manchester City, who are playing Aston Villa in the 2020 Carabao Cup…
Image:Kickoff Magazine. The PSL continues this weekend, with seven fixtures across the country and the Soweto Derby between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs being one of the much anticipated clash. It is going to be the first time in the 50-year history of the greatest South African sporting rivalry that…
Global sports brand PUMA has signed a multi-year deal with Athletics South Africa (ASA) which will see all team SA athletes in PUMA outfit for the first time at the 2020 CAA African Cross Country Championship scheduled for April.PUMA, as the official sponsor of ASA, has acquired branding rights, licensing…
Manchester City stunned Real Madrid 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu to put one foot in the Champions League quarterfinals. Madrid looked on course to edge a cagey contest after Isco's smart finish early in the second half, but Kevin De Bruyne teed up Gabriel Jesus in the 78th minute and…
An all-round dominant display by Australia helped them clinch the series-decider at Newlands by 97 run, against South Africa and seal the series win 2-1. The Proteas never came close to threatening the Aussies, losing captain Quinton de Kock in the very first over — cleaned up again by Mitchell…
Maria Sharapova has announced that she is retiring from tennis with immediate effect. She enjoyed a glittering career that saw her complete a career Grand Slam, win 36 WTA titles, and spend 21 weeks as WTA World No.1. Her first major success arrived as a 17-year-old at Wimbledon in 2004…
Image:Keshav Maharaj -CSA. Cricket South Africa (CSA) have announced the Standard Bank Proteas squad that will take on Australia in a three-match Momentum ODI series taking place in Paarl, Bloemfontein and Potchefstroom from 29 February to 06 March 2020. The 15-strong team sees the inclusion of left-arm spinner, Keshav Maharaj…
Serge Gnabry's love affair with London continued last night in the UEFA Champions League, when He found the net twice for Bayern Munich against Chelsea. Gnabry's brace helped Bayern cruise to a comfortable 3-0 win in the first leg of their last-16 tie at Stamford Bridge. It helped to have…
Mamelodi Sundowns will clash with Highlands Park in the quarterfinals of the Nedbank Cup,and Bidvest Wits will face Real Kings. There is also a Limpopo Derby as Black Leopards travel to Baroka FC, a clash between two sides at the wrong end of the Absa Premiership table. The last of…
Image:NBC Sports. The marquee game of the college basketball season to date tips off at noon eastern Saturday as top-ranked Kansas and Baylor square off in Texas. The AP and Coaches polls have Baylor and Kansas at No. 1 and No. 3, respectively, but the odds board paints a slightly…
Image: SA Cricket Mag. Corrie Van Zyl will return to work at Cricket South Africa after his suspension was being lifted. Van Zyl, who was CSA acting director of cricket at the time, was suspended in October 2019. "The matter between Cricket South Africa and Mr Corrie van Zyl has…
Liverpool victory against West Ham equalled the English top-flight record of 18 successive wins, set by Manchester City from August to December 2017, with Jurgen Klopp's side last dropping points in a 1-1 draw with Manchester United in October. Liverpool have now restored their 22-point lead at the top and…
LaLiga, in partnership with Budweiser and SuperSport will be hosting a watch party at the Hard Rock Cafe, Sandton on 1 March 2020 to give South African football fans a taste of the long-standing rivalry. The battle between Madrid and Barcelona will see cities around the world come to a…
France climbed to fifth in the World Rugby rankings following their 27-23 win over Wales in Cardiff on Saturday. The result earned France a 1.49 points increase, to lift them above Wales, who were docked 1.49 points and are now in sixth place. England gained 0.45 of a point following…
The South African swimming team concluded the CANA Zone IV Swimming Championships in Botswana with a total of 50 medals across the two disciplines (49 swimming and 1 masters). The final day of the competition saw 16 year old Abigail Swanepoel win the silver medal in the 200m butterfly behind…
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's header a minute into the second-half clinched a 3-2 victory for Arsenal over Everton at the Emirates. The win takes the Gunners up to ninth in the Premier League table – now just three points behind rivals Tottenham after going ten matches unbeaten in all competitions. Dominic Calvert-Lewin…
South Africa beat Australia by 12 runs in the 2nd KFC T20 International at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth on Sunday. The victory squared the series at 1-1 with only the match in Cape Town to come on Wednesday. Set 159 to win, the Australian chase was based on…
Mamelodi Sundowns are through to the quarterfinals of the Nedbank Cup with a comfortable win over Vaal University of Technology at the Lucas Moripe Stadium. Sundowns made 11 changes compared to the line-up which started against SuperSport United in their previous league encounter, with coach Pitso Mosimane looking to rest…
Image:Getty Images. Tyson Fury produced a stunning performance to beat Deontay Wilder in their rematch by TKO in the seventh round. He made good on his promise to go for a knockout in the hotly anticipated rematch against Wilder. Fury dropped Wilder twice before the American’s corner threw in the…
Manchester City have extended their lead over Leicester to seven points in the Premier League following a 1-0 win at the King Power Stadium. Leicester started brightly and Jamie Vardy rattled the post following Aymeric Laporte mistake. After the break,City were awarded a penalty following VAR review for handball but…
Otere Black slotted a late penalty to claim a 23-21 victory for the Blues in Pretoria and hand the Vodacom Bulls their third loss of the season. The match was played in a downpour that lasted for almost all of of the 80 minutes, making conditions extremely difficult for both…
Highlands Park beat Kaizer Chiefs 5-4 on penalties (1-1 after extra-time) to book their place in the quarterfinals of this season's Nedbank Cup. Musa Nyatama scored the winning penalty for The Lions of the North after Khama Billiat struck the woodwork. Peter Shalulile put Highlands in front before Sello Motsepe's…
Ashton Agar took a hat-trick as Australia outclassed South Africa to win the opening KFC T20 International against South Africa by a massive 107 runs at Imperial Wanderers. Agar nearly had a double hat-trick when he took two in two balls later on. The left-arm spinner finished with brilliant figures…
Jose Mourinho returns to Stamford Bridge tomorrow when his side will play against his former club, Chelsea. Spurs have shrugged off the injury absence of striker Harry Kane to win their last three league games, and they will climb above the Blues with another victory. Manchester City travel to the…
Black Leopards will hosts Amavarara FC in the Nedbank Cup Last 16 match at the Thohoyandou Stadium tonight. Kick-off is at 8:00 pm. Leopards secured their place in this stage of the tournament after walloping ABC Motsepe side North West University (NWU) 4-0 at home in the Last 32. They…
Image: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images. Premier Soccer League has confirmed that Mamelodi Sundowns’ Gaston Sirino has been found guilty. The Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder has been found guilty of assaulting SuperSport United players Clayton Daniels and Dean Furman during the MTN8 fixture on 18 September 2019. The matter had been postponed a…
Mamelodi Sundowns defeated Bloemfontein Celtic 2-1 at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium last night to move four points behind Absa Premiership leaders Kaizer Chiefs. Sundowns moved to the second place on 41 points after last night result, which was secured by goals from Sibusiso Vilakazi and Hlompho Kekana. Celtics remain in…
A second-half Timo Werner penalty earned the last-16 newcomers a narrow win away to last season's runners-up. Tottenham struggled to find a way back into the match, although Péter Gulácsi produced a fingertip save to touch Giovani Lo Celso's free-kick on to the post and then flicked another free-kick behind,…
Athletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone said his side had beaten Liverpool before their tie after the incredible reception their team bus received outside the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. Madrid recorded a 1-0 win over Liverpool in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League last-16 tie courtesy of a goal from…
South Africa's elite athletes have opened the 2020 season with a bang, as they begin their early build-up towards the Tokyo Olympic Games and international campaigns. Over the weekend, Caster Semenya and Akani Simbine set new national bests over unofficial distances at the Backtrack Newton Classic Shootout meeting held at…
Manchester United closed in on the Champions League places with victory over Chelsea. United closed to within three points of Chelsea in fourth place with headed goals either side of the interval from Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire at Stamford Bridge. Martial glanced in Aaron Wan-Bissaka's cross on the stroke…
At the regular season break, the usual suspects remain atop the bookmakers' power ratings, but there have been some massive movements underneath. Below, you can compare every team's odds to win the NBA Finals, the conference and the division from the day before the season started to today. Information is…
Image:Skysports. Faf Du Plessis has stepped down as captain of South Africa's Test and T20I sides with immediate effect. Du Plessis has cited a need to take a step back from captaincy in order to help facilitate the emergence of the next generation of leaders within the team under the…
Tottenham Hotspur has moved up to fifth in the Premier League, which could be enough to secure Champions League football should Manchester City's appeal against the ban fail – thanks to Son Heung-min's stoppage time winner to beat Aston Villa 3-2 on Sunday. Spurs are now just one point behind…
Orlando Pirates have secured a sixth Absa Premiership win in succession with a hard fought 1-0 win over Black Leopards at Thohoyandou Stadium. Thabiso Mokoena netted a late own goal to gift the visitors all three points,and victory moves Pirates back up to second, just six points behind league leaders…
Eoin Morgan carried England to a Twenty20 series win over South Africa as the visitors chased down a 200-plus score for only the second time in their history in the Centurion decider. Blistering half-centuries from Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow had laid the foundations in a mammoth chase of 223…
Julian Montoya scored a hat-trick as the Jaguares registered a 43-27 comeback win against the Reds in Buenos Aires on Sunday. The Reds were brilliant in the first half and were full value for their 12-point lead at the break, but they relinquished their dominance and their advantage in the…
Liverpool return to the scene of their Champions League triumph when they visit Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano on Tuesday. The Reds remain on course for a potential five-trophy haul this season. They have already lifted the Uefa Super Cup and Club World Cup. Jurgen Klopp has overseen three in four…
Maritzburg United have put a dent in Kaizer Chiefs’ Absa Premiership title bid with an upset 2-1 win at the FNB Stadium. Daylon Claasen scored a second-half brace for United, who firmly establish themselves in sixth place, while Chiefs suffered a third league loss of the 2019/20 season and see…
Manchester City have been banned from European club competition for the next two seasons after being found to have committed "serious breaches" of Uefa's club licensing and financial fair play regulations. The decision is subject to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Manchester City said they are "disappointed…
In the second consecutive match to go to the final ball, England roared back into the T20I series when they beat South Africa by two runs in front of a wildly excited crowd of 14 766 at Kingsmead in Durban. It will now be all to play for when the…
Anthony Davis was born and raised in Chicago, and the odds suggest he may add another All-Star Game MVP to his collection while visiting his hometown this weekend. SportsBetting.ag lists Davis as a 4/1 favorite to take home MVP honors Sunday. His teammate, LeBron James, has the second-best odds while…
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