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By Lehlohonolo Lehana. First Test, Chittagong (day five): Bangladesh 430 (Mehedi Hasan 103, Warrican 4-133) & 223-8 dec (Mominul 115; Warrican 3-57) West Indies 259 (Brathwaite 76; Mehedi Hasan 4-58) & 395-7 (Mayers 210*, Bonner 86) West Indies won by three wickets Debutant Kyle Mayers scored a stunning 210 not…
Staff Reporter. Leon Spinks flattens the nose of heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali with a left jab during their 1978 title fight at Las Vegas. (Associated Press) Former world heavyweight champion Leon Spinks has died aged 67. The American achieved a famous upset win over Muhammad Ali in 1978, in just…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United twice gave up the lead as Dominic Calvert-Lewin netted deep in second-half stoppage time to earn Everton a 3-3 draw at Old Trafford on Saturday. Everton looked the more dangerous side in the opening minutes, but it was Manchester United that scored first when Edinson Cavani…
Staff Reporter. Borussia Dortmund conceded two goals in three minutes to slump to a 2-1 loss at Freiburg on Saturday and drop 16 points behind leaders Bayern Munich while putting their hopes of a Champions League spot next season at risk. Dortmund have long given up on the title but…
Staff Reporter. AmaZulu FC defeated Lamontvile Golden Arrows 5-4 on penalties following a 1-1 draw in the Nedbank Cup Last 32 match at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium on Saturday evening. As a result, Usuthu advanced to the Last 16 after winning an entertaining KwaZulu-Natal Derby match, while Abafana Bes'thende…
Staff Reporter. Raphael Varane scored twice as Real Madrid had to come from behind to beat bottom club Huesca and ease the pressure on Zinedine Zidane. Real boss Zidane had demanded "respect" from journalists before Saturday's game, claiming his side were still in the La Liga title race. But Javi…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Scotland claimed a first win at Twickenham since 1983 as returning fly-half Finn Russell orchestrated a shock 11-6 Six Nations victory over England. Capitalising on the hosts' ill discipline, Russell gave Scotland a three-point lead before helping to set up Duhan van der Merwe's…
Staff Reporter. Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 23rd goal of the season as Juventus beat Roma to move ahead of them in the pursuit of Serie A leaders Inter Milan. Ronaldo ended a run of three games without a goal with a low finish into the bottom corner from 18 yards.…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. France started their Six Nations campaign with a seven-try 50-10 bonus-point victory over Italy in Rome on Saturday. Antoine Dupont touched down and had a role in four other tries as last year's runners-up dominated a young Azzurri side. Les Bleus provisionally take top…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates booked their spot in the Nedbank Cup last-16 with a 1-0 win over Uthongathi FC at Orlando Stadium. Gabadinho Mhango's second-half strike proved enough for the two-time champions to advance into the next round at the expense of their GladAfrica Championship opponents. Pirates posed all the…
Staff Reporter. Second Test, Rawalpindi (day three) Pakistan 272: Babar 77; Nortje 5-56 & 129-6: Azhar 33; Linde 3-12 South Africa 201: Bavuma 44*; Hasan 5-54 Hasan Ali took 5-54 as Pakistan ended day three of the second Test against South Africa in Rawalpindi in a strong position. The seamer…
Staff Reporter. Arsenal suffered back-to-back defeats in the Premier League after losing 1-0 at Aston Villa on Saturday. Ollie Watkins' early goal was enough for the win as Arsenal endured another injury setback with Thomas Partey coming off in the second-half. Villa recovered from their midweek loss against West Ham…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Serena Williams says she is "super confident" a right shoulder problem will be fine for the Australian Open. The American was due to play world number one Ashleigh Barty in the Yarra Valley Classic semi-finals but withdrew on Friday because of the injury. Williams…
Staff Reporter. Late Mamelodi Sundowns and Bafana Bafana star Motjeka Madisha is being laid to rest in Ga-Madisha in Zebediela following his tragic death in a car accident near Kempton last December. Madisha played his final Mamelodi Sundowns match in their 3-0 DStv Premiership win over Stellenbosch FC on 28…
Staff Reporter. Bayern Munich head to Qatar for the FIFA Club World Cup with a 10-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga after victory in snowy Berlin. Bayern were dominant if not at their fluent best throughout, with Robert Lewandowski missing an early penalty. Kingsley Coman scored the only…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Internazionale moved top of the Serie A standings with a comfortable 2-0 win at Fiorentina thanks to goals from Nicolo Barella and Ivan Perisic on Friday. Inter got themselves in front in the 31st minute, with Barella curling a stunning strike into the net. A brilliant…
Staff Reporter. The Momentum One-Day Cup has been shared between the Imperial Lions and the Hollywoodbets Dolphins after rain once again ruined the final between the two teams at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom on Friday. Steady rain prevented the players from getting on the field on Thursday, and lightning and…
Staff Reporter. Maritzburg United secured a 2-1 victory over GladAfrica Championship side Sekhukhune United to advance to the Nedbank Cup last 16. German-born goalkeeper Marcel Engelhardt was handed his Maritzburg debut, whilst veterans Jabulani Maluleke and Tapuwa Kapini featured for Sekhukhune. The hosts had an early scare after Thabo Motlafi…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Ronald Bonestroo. Ajax and Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana has been banned from football for a year for a doping violation. The 24-year-old failed an out-of-competition drugs test in October when the banned substance furosemide was found in his urine sample. Ajax said Onana had mistakenly taken…
 Staff Reporter. The two weeks suspension of athletics has been lifted. All athletics activities will re-open from Saturday 6 February 2021. Athletics South Africa (ASA) had declared the suspension of activities after the State President Cyril Ramaphosa put the country on a 14 day extension of the national lockdown due…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. The NBA's plans to stage an All-Star Game amid the coronavirus pandemic are a "slap in the face" for players, says LeBron James. Reports suggest the game could be arranged to be played on 7 March in Atalanta, having initially been cancelled before the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Bundesliga continues into the second month of 2021 with a headline fixture to kick-off the weekend in style under the Friday night lights of the capital. League leaders FC Bayern München travel to Berlin to begin the action, facing Hertha Berlin on Friday at the Olympiastadion.…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Serena Williams has withdrawn from her Yarra Valley Classic semi-final against world number one Ashleigh Barty with a right shoulder injury. Williams had earlier beaten fellow American Danielle Collins 6-2 4-6 10-6 in the last eight in Melbourne. Australian Barty, who won 7-5 2-6…
Staff Reporter. Princess Anne says she does not think anybody is "wholly confident" that Tokyo 2020 will go ahead - but is "grateful" organisers are continuing to plan for the Games. The Princess Royal, who is an International Olympic Committee (IOC) member and British Olympic Association president, feels there is…
Staff Reporter. Tottenham suffered their third consecutive Premier League defeat as they lost at home to Chelsea, who moved up to sixth in the table. Jorginho's penalty, after Eric Dier had fouled Timo Werner, gave Chelsea a deserved lead in the first half. Werner, who headed wide in the opening…
Staff Reporter. Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) and Cape Town All Stars progressed to the Nedbank Cup Last 16 after recording wins on Thursday. TTM caused an upset when they eliminated five-time Nedbank Cup champions SuperSport United in the Last 32 match at the Thohoyandou Stadium in Limpopo in the evening.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Egyptian giants, Al Ahly, have booked their spot in the Club World Cup semi-finals after beating Qatari champions Al-Duhail in the second round. The Red Devils dominated the game in terms of possession but hadn’t created many chances until the 30th minute. Al Ahly striker Walter Bwalya…
Staff Reporter. Arsenal have lost their appeal to overturn David Luiz's red card against Wolves - but a ban for Southampton's Jan Bednarek has been rescinded. Gunners centre-back Luiz clipped Willian Jose's heel in the box in a 2-1 defeat at Wolves, while Bednarek was adjudged to have fouled Anthony…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Kaizer Chiefs. Khama Billiat has started gym exercises and is set for a return to the pitch as the club issued an update on his progress. Billiat suffered a leg fracture last month and has since missed his side's last six DStv Premiership fixtures. The Zimbabwean…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Australian Open boss Craig Tiley says he is "absolutely confident" the Grand Slam will start as planned on Monday, despite 160 players waiting for the outcome of coronavirus tests. A total of 507 people connected to the event were told to isolate by Melbourne…
Staff Reporter. The Two Oceans Marathon, scheduled for Easter Saturday, 3 April 2021, has been cancelled. The popular ultra-marathon and half marathon was set to take place in its traditional Easter slot in Cape Town, however given the current circumstances and the possibility of a third wave of covid-19 infections…
Staff Reporter. Paris St-Germain (PSG) bounced back from last weekend's defeat with a comprehensive 3-0 home victory against bottom side Nimes to stay hot on Ligue 1 leaders Lille's heels on Wednesday. Angel di Maria and Kylian Mbappe were on target as PSG kept pace with their Ligue 1 title…
Staff Reporter. Barcelona survived a major scare to reach the Copa del Rey semi-finals at Granada's expense. Extra-time goals from Antoine Griezmann, Frenkie de Jong and Jordi Alba sealed a dramatic victory for Barca, who had trailed 2-0 until the 88th minute. Late goals from Griezmann and Alba forced extra…
Staff Reporter. Brighton moved 10 points clear of the Premier League relegation zone by stunning Liverpool, whose recent struggles at Anfield continued. Steven Alzate got a fortuitous but deserved winner for the Seagulls, who are now unbeaten in four league matches. The Reds, who are seven points behind leaders Manchester…
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…
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