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Staff Reporter. Barcelona are through to the Spanish Super Cup final after beating Real Sociedad in a penalty shootout following a 1-1 draw after extra time. Riqui Puig scored the decisive spot kick for the Spanish giants, after Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie de Jong both missed the target. Marc-Andre ter…
Staff Reporter. The Brooklyn Nets fought back to beat the New York Knicks 116-109 on a night they reportedly signed James Harden. US reports say Harden, NBA top scorer for the past three seasons, has left the Houston Rockets after nine years. Kevin Durant scored 26 points in the Nets'…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates returned to winning ways in the 2020-21 DStv Premiership season with a 3-0 victory over Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila at the Thohoyandou Stadium. The win moved Pirates up to fourth place on the standings, seven points behind league leaders Mamelodi Sundowns. Defeat leaves TTM in 12th place,…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs secured their second DStv Premiership win of the season as they beat AmaZulu 1-0 at Kings Park Stadium this afternoon. Samir Nurkovic bagged the all-important goal in his first start of the season to give Chiefs their first victory in eight league matches. The result sees…
Staff Reporter. The Sunshine Tour has announced the postponement of its 2021 schedule by one month in light of the current nationwide rise in COVID-19 cases and in support of President Cyril Ramaphosa's call for all South Africans to work together to help curb the spread of the virus. Thomas…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Bristol Bears and England prop Kyle Sinckler will miss the start of the Six Nations after being banned for two weeks for swearing at a referee. He will miss England's opener against Scotland on 6 February, but will be back to face Italy a…
Staff Reporter. Atletico Madrid stretched their advantage at the top of La Liga to four points with a 2-0 win over Sevilla. Diego Simeone's side took the lead when Angel Correa fired in after receiving a pass from England's Kieran Trippier - back in the team after his 10-week ban…
Staff Reporter. Joel Embiid scored 45 points for the Philadelphia 76ers as they claimed an overtime win over the Miami Heat. Thirty-five of Embiid's haul came in the second half and overtime, and he also notched 16 rebounds, five steals and four assists in a 137-134 victory. Team-mate Danny Green…
Staff Reporter. Paul Pogba's second-half volley was enough to give Manchester United victory at Burnley and send them three points clear at the top of the Premier League. United dominated a contest in which Burnley failed to register a single shot on target until stoppage time. But they were struggling…
Staff Reporter. Australia batsman Steve Smith says he is "shocked and disappointed" at suggestions that he deliberately scuffed up the crease during the final day of the third Test against India. The former captain was seen on the stump camera scraping the crease with his boot during a drinks break.…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Muzi Ntombela. Benni McCarthy will come up against his old coach Gavin Hunt for an eighth time when AmaZulu host Kaizer Chiefs in Durban on Wednesday and has a winning record against his old mentor. It it will be the first time they face each other…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: FIA. This year's Formula 1 season will have a delayed start after the Australian and Chinese Grands Prix were postponed because of Covid-19 restrictions. The races were first and third on the 2021 calendar and the season is now scheduled to begin with the second race,…
Staff Reporter. Cardiff City defender Sol Bamba is being treated for cancer, the Championship club has announced. The 35-year-old Ivory Coast international has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and is undergoing chemotherapy. "Sol has begun his battle in typically positive spirits and will continue to be an integral part of…
Staff Reporter. West Ham moved into the fourth round of the FA Cup as they battled past National League side Stockport County. Said Benrahma nearly grabbed his first Hammers goal in the sixth minute but his shot hit the foot of the post. With the match played in heavy rain,…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Premier League rivals Manchester United and Liverpool will face each other at Old Trafford in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Non-league Chorley will host Premier League Wolverhampton Wanderers after beating a depleted Derby County in the third round. League Two Cheltenham Town…
Staff Reporter. Owen da Gama was on Monday unveiled as the new coach of TS Galaxy with interim coach Zipho Dlangalanga fired after losing 3-0 at home to SuperSport United at the weekend. The 59-year-old has penned a three year deal with the Rockets, the club announced. During his two-match…
Staff Reporter. Tottenham Hotspurs will play Fulham on Wednesday in a fixture reshuffle after Tottenham's Premier League match at Aston Villa was postponed because of coronavirus cases in the Villa camp. Fulham's scheduled home match against Chelsea on Friday will now take place on Saturday. Villa, who were due to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. File Photo. Premier Soccer League (PSL) confirmed the death of first Chief Executive Officer of the league Trevor Philips. The NSL Executive Committee expressed its heartfelt condolences to the Philips family, especially his wife Stella and his children Mark and Sharon. PSL observes a moment of silence…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. The Los Angeles Lakers continued their unbeaten run on the road with a comfortable victory over the Houston Rockets. Anthony Davis scored 27 points on his return from injury to help the Lakers to a 120-102 victory. Defending champions Lakers have won all five…
Staff Reporter. Trump National in Bedminster has been stripped of the US PGA Championship in 2022 as its organisers felt using the course as host would be "detrimental". The PGA of America voted to terminate the agreement on Sunday. US President Donald Trump, who owns the course, has been accused…
Staff Reporter. India showed incredible defiance to bat out the final day in a memorable draw with Australia in the third Test and take a thrilling series into a decider. The tourists resumed on 98-2, chasing an unlikely 407 to win, and lost captain Ajinkya Rahane early on. Rishabh Pant…
Staff Reporter. Rangers moved 22 points clear of Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premiership after a 2-1 victory over 10-man Aberdeen at Pittodrie. The hosts were down to 10 men midway through the first half when Ryan Hedges, adjudged to have made no attempt to win the ball…
Staff Reporter. Tottenham Hotspur put an end to the dream FA Cup run of eighth-tier Marine, as Carlos Vinicius scored a hat trick for the Premier League club in their 5-0 third-round tie win on Sunday. The Non-League hosts stood firm in the opening minutes, but Spurs took the lead…
Staff Reporter. Swallows FC struck late in the second half to secure a point against Orlando Pirates this afternoon at Orlando Stadium. The Buccaneers were targeting nothing but a victory after suffering their first defeat of the season when they lost 1-0 to Mamelodi Sundowns away last weekend. Paseko Mako…
Staff Reporter. Premier League Leeds United suffered a shock 3-0 defeat by fourth-tier Crawley Town in the FA Cup third round on Sunday. Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa fielded a strong line-up for the trip to West Sussex but League Two Crawley, a non-league club until nine years ago, produced the…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: AP. Roma scored a late equaliser to leave Inter Milan three points adrift of leaders AC Milan at the top of Serie A. Gianluca Mancini glanced home a header from Gonzalo Villar's cross to earn Roma a point four minutes from the end. Two goals in…
Staff Reporter. Cricket chiefs are investigating claims India players received racist abuse from crowd members on day three of the third Test against Australia, while six people were ejected on day four. India team staff reported alleged racist abuse against bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj on Saturday. In a…
Staff Reporter. Moise Kean scored for the third straight game as Paris St-Germain won for the first time under Mauricio Pochettino. Italy forward Kean, on loan from Everton, headed the opener against Brest and now has nine goals in 14 league appearances in France. Argentina forward Mauro Icardi doubled the…
Staff Reporter. Extra-time goals from Emile Smith Rowe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ensured holders Arsenal beat a stubborn Newcastle in the FA Cup third round. In-form Smith Rowe had an eventful evening after arriving as a second-half substitute, seeing a red card rightly rescinded before opening the scoring. Aubameyang tapped in…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Real Madrid missed the chance to go top of La Liga as they drew at struggling Osasuna in freezing, snowy conditions. The game had been in doubt because of Storm Filomena, Spain's "most intense storm in the past 50 years".It went ahead but both…
Staff Reporter. Sam Allardyce's nightmare start to his reign as West Brom manager continued as his former club Blackpool knocked the Baggies out of the FA Cup on penalties. Twice the League One club led as Jerry Yates swept in Bez Lubala's cross from close range and Gary Madine stroked…
Staff Reporter. Former Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp marked his return to the FNB Stadium with a 2-0 win over Amakhosi in a league encounter on Saturday evening. Chiefs made two changes from their historic win over Primeiro de Agosto in Angola, as Daniel Cardoso and Anthony Akumu were recalled…
Staff Reporter. Frans Steyn kicked 17 points as the Cheetahs rounded off their ill-fated Currie Cup campaign with a 22-18 victory over Griquas in Kimberley. Griquas thought they had opened the scoring in the third minute after crossing the line with from an unstoppable driving maul, but after a review…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns kept their undefeated record intact in the DStv Premiership, defeating Baroka FC 2-0 at the Peter Mokaba Stadium this afternoon. Themba Zwane and Denis Onyango were back in the side after missing the CAF Champions League encounter this week, while Rivaldo Coetzee joined Andile Jali in…
Staff Reporter. Everton needed an extra-time winner from Abdoulaye Doucoure to finally see off Championship side Rotherham and reach round four of the FA Cup. The Premier League side - featuring the likes of James Rodriguez and Lucas Digne - led through Cenk Tosun. After 90 minutes the score was…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Sadio Mane scored twice as Liverpool eased past a youthful Aston Villa side 4-1 in their FA Cup third-round tie at Villa Park on Friday night. Aston Villa fielded a heavily rotated XI due in part to a COVID-19 outbreak at the club --…
Staff Reporter. Borussia Monchengladbach battled back from two goals down to stun champions Bayern Munich 3-2 on Friday, with a double from Jonas Hofmann and another from Florian Neuhaus. A Robert Lewandowski penalty and a 20-yard Leon Goretzka effort seemed to put the champions in control. But Jonas Hofmann got…
Staff Reporter. Third Test, Sydney Cricket Ground (day three) Australia 338 & 103-2: Labuschagne 47* India 244: Gill 50, Pujara 50; Cummins 4-29 Australia lead by 197 runs Australia appear on course to win the third Test against India after a sublime bowling and fielding display on day three at…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. LeBron James scored 28 points as the Los Angeles Lakers edged a narrow victory over the Chicago Bulls. Reigning NBA champions the Lakers, without the injured Anthony Davis, won 117-115 with James adding seven rebounds and seven assists. Zach LaVine top-scored for the Bulls…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Matchday 15 in the Bundesliga sees rivalries young and old renewed as FC Bayern München head to Borussia Mönchengladbach, while Borussia Dortmund make the trip to RB Leipzig in two mouth-watering clashes. The weekend’s action kicks off with a cracker at Borussia-Park as the champions come to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: World Athletics. South Africa's Olympic long jump silver medallist Luvo Manyonga has been provisionally suspended for anti-doping whereabouts failures. The 30-year-old, who battled drug addiction before winning silver at Rio 2016, was charged by the Athletics Integrity Unit on Friday. The delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns have learned their CAF Champions League group stage opponents following the draw conducted in Cairo on Friday. Chiefs have qualified for their first ever group stage of a continental competition after overcoming Cameroon's PWD Bamenda and Angola's Primeiro de Agosto in the two…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. The Los Angeles Lakers hope to become the first NBA champions to visit the White House since 2016 when president elect Joe Biden takes office. No team has visited the White House under the presidency of Donald Trump. President Donald Trump rescinded invitations to…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Australia's Steve Smith ended his 16-month wait for a Test hundred on day two of a finely poised third Test against India. Smith scored 131 from 226 balls, his first century since the fourth Ashes Test against England in September 2019. Marnus Labuschagne made 91 but,…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Manchester United have finalised the £19m signing of Ivory Coast winger Amad Diallo from Italian side Atalanta. The deal for the 18-year-old includes a further £18.2m in add-ons and he has signed a contract until June 2025, with the option of an extra year. United agreed…
Staff Reporter. Aston Villa have experienced a "significant" coronavirus outbreak at the club on the eve of their FA Cup third-round tie with Liverpool. The Premier League side said a large number of first-team players and staff are in isolation after returning positive tests on Monday. The club's training ground…
Staff Reporter. Premier League club Brighton and Hove Albion have confirmed the return of Percy Tau from Anderlecht after securing a work permit for the South African. Tau spent the last two and half seasons on loan since joining Brighton from Mamelodi Sundowns in a club-record R50-million sale but was…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Karim Benzema will face trial for attempted blackmail in a case linked to a sex tape featuring his former France team-mate Mathieu Valbuena. Real Madrid forward Benzema is accused of paying individuals to extort money from Valbuena by threatening to make the video public…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: AP. Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has been discharged from hospital after having a heart attack on Saturday. The 48-year-old president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) developed chest pains while exercising at his home gym and had surgery in Kolkata over…
Staff Reporter. Mauricio Pochettino's first game in charge of Paris St-Germain did not go according to plan as the champions lost ground on leaders Lyon with a draw at Saint-Etienne. Romain Hamouma tapped in the opener after Idrissa Gueye lost possession on the edge of of the PSG area. Moise…
Staff Reporter. Lionel Messi scored two goals as Barcelona beat Athletic Bilbao 3-2 in La Liga action on Wednesday. Inaki Williams gave the Basque hosts an early lead with a goal in the third minute, which was then equalised by Pedri 10 minutes later. Messi then gave his side the…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City deservedly beat Manchester United to reach the Carabao Cup final and will now face Tottenham at Wembley as they look to win the competition for a fourth straight year. Second-half goals from John Stones and Fernandinho secured their progress as City cut loose after a first…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: AP. Alexis Sanchez had a penalty saved as Inter Milan's attempt to keep pace with Serie A leaders AC Milan suffered a setback with defeat at Sampdoria. The loss also ended Inter's eight-match winning run in the league and leaves them on 36 points, one behind…
Staff Reporter. Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has been fined £25,000 by the Football Association for criticising referee Lee Mason after their defeat by Burnley. Wolves lost 2-1 to the Clarets on 21 December and Nuno said afterwards that Mason "is not good enough" to officiate at the top level.…
Staff Reporter.' Photo (From Left to Right): Nabeel Gani (COO), Riaz Gani (CEO), Ahmed Gani (Chairman) and Junaid Gani (CFO) of the Kit Kat Group, the sponsor of the new R1 million Kit Kat Group Pro-Am on the Sunshine Tour that will be played at Houghton Golf Club from 5-7…
 Staff Reporter. The Vodacom Bulls secured top spot in the Carling Currie Cup with a clinical 22-15 win over the Xerox Lions at Loftus Versfeld. Bulls took the top spot with a game to spare and will complete their fixtures this weekend against the Phakisa Pumas in Nelspruit on Sunday,…
Staff Reporter. Al Ahly have beaten Niger’s AS Sonidep in the round of 32 of the CAF Champions League to reach the group stages. Just nine minutes into the game Ahmed Yasser Rayan nearly opened his goalscoring tally with the Reds but his header hit the post. Three minutes later…
Staff Reporter. Jose Mourinho said Tottenham Hotspur had been rewarded for taking the Carabao Cup seriously as they moved to within one game of a first trophy in 13 years with a semi-final win over Brentford. Spurs have not claimed silverware since they beat Chelsea in the 2008 League Cup…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. New Zealand rose to the top of the world Test rankings after they thrashed Pakistan by an innings and 176 runs in the second Test to win the series 2-0. Pakistan, resuming on 8-1, were dismissed for 186 on the fourth day, with Kyle…
Staff Reporter. Swallows FC are back level with leaders Mamelodi Sundowns on the DStv Premiership log after defeating Cape Town City 3-2 at the Dobsonville Stadium. The Birds' brilliant return to the top-flight league continues, with Ruzaigh Gamildien netting two more goals to help his team join ‘Downs on 21…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. The British and Irish Lions series with South Africa could be held in the UK and Ireland if Covid-19 prevents fans from travelling. That is among the contingency plans discussed by the Lions board in the event the trip has to be abandoned. However,…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sunodwns reached the CAF Champions League group stage after securing a 3-1 win over Jwaneng Galaxy in the first-round second-leg match at Loftus Versfeld Stadium. Kermit Erasmus opened the scoring before Mothobi Mvala and Thapelo Morena extended the Brazilian's lead, while Tebogo Sembowa grabbed Botswana champions Galaxy's…
Staff Reporter. Augusto Palacios has ended a 20 years association with Orlando Pirates. Njenje issued a letter of appreciation in which he thanked Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza for allowing him to serve at the Soweto giants. 'Augusto Palacios would like to extend his most sincere thanks and appreciation to the…
Mamelodi Sundowns hold a 2-0 aggregate lead from the first leg played in Lobatse last month, when Mothobi Mvala and Peter Shalulile bagged the goals. The Brazilians stand to clinch Champions League group stage qualification for the sixth consecutive season should they get beyond Galaxy this afternoon. Line-up: Sundowns XI: …
Staff Reporter. Mark Boucher won his first Test series as South Africa coach as the Proteas thrashed England's next opponents Sri Lanka within three days in the second Test. Dimuth Karunaratne moved to his first overseas century since 2017, before Sri Lanka lost their final six second-innings wickets for 35…
Staff Reporter. The season-opening Australian Grand Prix could be postponed because of Covid-19 restrictions in Australia. It is due to take place in Melbourne from 19-21 March. The Australian Grand Prix Corporation, the Australian government and Formula 1 bosses are in talks over the Albert Park race. "The government will…
Staff Reporter. Two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 43 points to help the Milwaukee Bucks to a 125-115 win over the Detroit Pistons. The 26-year-old scored 30 of the Bucks' 67 first-half points before a superb late block and put-back basket to end the Pistons' comeback hopes. "The…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool's Premier League title defence suffered a setback as they fell to their second loss of the season at Southampton. Danny Ings' superb second-minute lob over Reds goalkeeper Alisson, from a James Ward-Prowse free-kick, settled the contest against his former club. The goal marked the 50th Premier League…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates' CAF Confederation Cup first round opponents Sagrada Esperanca have declared that they will not travel to South Africa for their second leg match. Pirates were set to host the Angolan outfit at Orlando Stadium on Wednesday afternoon following their 1-0 away win in Luanda last month.…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Uruguay's players' union has called on the Football Association to overturn Edinson Cavani's three-match ban. The Manchester United striker was fined £100 000 and banned for an Instagram post containing a Spanish word that is offensive in some contexts. Luis Suarez and Diego Godin…
Staff Reporter. Sheffield United are investigating images on social media which appear to show French forward Lys Mousset's crashed Lamborghini. South Yorkshire police say they arrested two men on suspicion of drink driving after an incident in Sheffield in the early hours of Monday morning. A police statement said an…
Staff Reporter. Stephen Curry scored a career-high 62 points as his Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Trailblazers 137-122. The 32-year-old is the second oldest player to score over 60 points in a game - Kobe Bryant is the oldest at 37. Curry's previous best performance was 54 points against…
Staff Reporter. Barcelona got back to winning ways as Lionel Messi returned to the side to set up the winning goal in a narrow victory over bottom side Huesca. Messi, playing in his 750th match for Barcelona and 500th in La Liga, lifted the ball to Frenkie de Jong, who…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice and created another goal as Juventus thrashed Udinese in Serie A. That meant he had now scored 757 goals for club and country – the same as Brazil legend Pelé managed in his career. According to the source, it…
Staff Reporter. A goal in each half earned 10-man AC Milan a 2-0 victory at Benevento in Serie A which propelled them back to the top of the standings on Sunday. City rivals Inter Milan had thrashed Crotone 6-2 to go top earlier on Sunday, but Milan soon found themselves…
Staff Reporter. Bayern Munich held on to the Bundesliga's top spot after fighting back from two goals down to beat second-bottom Mainz 5-2 in a rip-roaring contest on Sunday as Robert Lewandowski contined his scoring run. The Polish striker took his tally to 19 league goals with a late brace…
Staff Reporter. A 90th-minute goal from ex-Barcelona striker Luis Suarez gave Atletico Madrid a 2-1 victory at Alaves as they returned to the top of La Liga. The 33-year-old, who joined Atletico in September pounced from close range. He had earlier teed up a deflected shot from Marcos Llorente to…
Staff Reporter. Three first-half goals from Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne guided Manchetser City to an emphatic 3-1 victory over a lacklustre Chelsea side. Callum Hudson-Odoi scored a consolation goal for Chelsea in the 91st minute. The visitors, who were without a number of first-team players following…
Staff Reporter. Lecesiter City moved up to third place in the Premier League as second half goals by James Madisson and Youri Tielemans secured a 2-1 victory away at Newcastle United on Sunday. They moved above Tottenham Hotspur with 32 points from 17 games played, one point behind co-leaders Liverpool …
Staff Reporter. Cricket South Africa (CSA) have confirmed that the Momentum One-Day Cup will commence on Saturday, 09 January, with a revised number of 15 matches set to take place in a bio-secure environment (BSE) at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom. The 50-over competition has been relocated to one stadium and will…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: AP. Inter Milan jumped two points ahead of AC Milan at the top of Serie A with an emphatic win, but AC could return to the top later. Crotone opened the scoring through Niccolo Zanellato after 12 minutes but Lautaro Martinez fired in Inter's equaliser before…
Staff Reporter. Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat in the second and final Test against South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday. The tourists, hit hard by injuries, made four changes from the side beaten by an innings and 45 runs in the first…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City say they are disappointed following reports defender Benjamin Mendy breached Covid-19 rules by hosting a New Year's Eve party. The Sun reported the France international, 26, held a party at his Cheshire home which included guests from outside his household. The mixing of households indoors is…
Staff Reporter. Former Ah Ahly striker, Ahmed Belal has criticized Pitso Mosimane's poor decision-making during their goalless draw against Wadi Degla. Al Ahly were held to a 0-0 draw against Wadi Degla in the Egyptian Premier League. The Red Devils had their fair share of opportunities but were unable to…
Staff Reporter. Sharks powered to a comfortable 47-19 win over the Tafel Lager Griquas in their Carling Currie Cup match up at Jonsson Kings Park in Durban. The bonus point win sees the Sharks stay in fourth place on the log and seal a place in the Currie Cup play-offs…
Staff Reporter. Photo credit: Getty Images. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he may stay in management much longer than he anticipated. Guardiola, 49, has previously talked of limiting his time in football to pursue other interests. "Before, I thought I was going to retire soon. Now I'm thinking I'm…
Staff Reporter. Arsenal continued their Premier League resurgence with a ruthless victory over strugglers West Brom at The Hawthorns. Defender Kieran Tierney's excellent solo run and curling finish put the Gunners in front in the first half, before the impressive Bukayo Saka rounded off a stunning passing move to make…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Real Madrid went top of La Liga with a comfortable win against in-form Celta Vigo at the Bernabeu. The visitors arrived in Madrid unbeaten since 21 November, but were behind after six minutes when Lucas Vazquez headed home Marco Asensio's cross. Asensio got on…
Staff Reporter. Brighton and Wolves celebrated the New Year by putting on an exciting clash that ended 3-3 as Graham Potter’s side drew for the ninth time this season. With just win at the Amex in 2020, Potter's men looked to have turned a corner when Aaron Connolly handed them…
Staff Reporter. Western Province flyhalf Tim Swiel slotted an 81st-minute penalty to snatch a thrilling 31-29 victory over the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein. Coming into this fixture, Western Province had slipped to third on the Currie Cup standings after the Lions overcame the Pumas earlier in the day. For WP, it…
Staff reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Former Tottenham and Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino has been appointed head coach of Paris St-Germain. The Argentine, 48, who succeeded Thomas Tuchel, has signed a deal until 30 June 2022, with the option of an extra year. Pochettino, who played for PSG between 2001…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns have consolidated their hold of top spot in the DSTV Premiership with a 1-0 win over title rivals Orlando Pirates at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium. Aubrey Modiba and Khuliso Mudau made their first league starts of the season for Sundowns who were without Themba Zwane, while…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. File Photo. Kaizer Chiefs' longest serving captain Johannes 'Ryder' Mofokeng has died. Chiefs confirmed the news on their Twitter account this afternoon. Amakhosi tweeted: "It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our legend and longest-serving Kaizer Chiefs captain Johannes 'Ryder' Mofokeng. "The Club…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Son Heung-min scored his 100th goal for Tottenham as they returned to winning ways in the Premier League against Leeds. Spurs' first league victory since 6 December lifts them to third in the table, with Leeds remaining 11th. While Jose Mourinho's side merited their…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Tiaan Swanepoel scored two tries and booted four penalties to guide the Lions to a 33-25 victory against the Pumas in Nelspruit. As a result of this win, the Lions have provisionally moved up to second on the log, above Western Province who face…
Staff Reporter. Fulham's match against Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday has been postponed after further positive coronavirus cases at the west London club. The Premier League match was due to begin at 12:00 GMT on Sunday. Fulham's previous league match against Tottenham Wednesday was called off after a "significant…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Raynard van Tonder has been released from the Proteas test squad due to a fractured finger on his left hand. The injury took place during the team's practice session on Friday. He will return to his franchise for rehabilitation and no replacement will be…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:AP. Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is in a stable condition after having a "mild cardiac arrest" on Saturday. The 48-year-old president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is "responding well to treatment", the body's secretary Jay Shah said. Ganguly played 113 Tests…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Manchester United beat Aston Villa 2-1 on New Year's Day at Old Trafford to go level on points with Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table. Goals from Anthony Martial and a Bruno Fernandes penalty either side of a strike by Aston…
Staff Reporter. A late goal from Tomas Soucek gave West Ham United a 1-0 win at Everton in the first Premier League game of 2021 that had been short on fireworks until the Czech midfielder's well-deserved winner in the 86th minute. The victory leaves West Ham 10th in the standings…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The year 2021 in the DStv Premiership will get off to a thrilling start when champions Mamelodi Sundowns play host Orlando Pirates at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium. Kick-off is at 3.30pm. Sundowns ended off 2020 in the Premiership with a 1-1 draw away to Golden Arrows but…
Staff Reporter. Japan's prime minister says the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will go ahead this summer despite concern over rising coronavirus cases. The Olympics are due to begin on 23 July with the Paralympics following a month later from 24 August. Cases have surged in Japan in recent…
Staff Reporter. Glenton Stuurman has been ruled out of the second Test against Sri Lanka starting at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Sunday. Stuurman was expected to make his Proteas debut at Centurion but he was ruled out with a niggle. It has now been confirmed that he has a…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: El Gouna. Al Ahly have announced the signing of El-Gouna Zambian forward Walter Bwalya on a four-year deal. The news came out of nowhere as the Reds announced the signing after failing to sign Mamelodi Sundowns striker Gaston Sirino. Walter Bwalya has been a revelation since…
Staff Reporter. Devin Booker scored 25 points and made seven assists as his Phoenix Suns beat the Utah Jazz and moved to 4-1 for the first time since 2009. Team-mates Jae Crowder and Mikal Bridges had 16 points each in a 106-95 win in the Western Conference. Elsewhere, the Houston…
Staff Reporter. Al Ahly’s director of football Sayed Abdel-Hafiz has confirmed that four players at the club tested positive for COVID-19. The Red Devils have begun their league title defence this season with a perfect start after picking up three wins from their opening games. They are set to face…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac is joining Schalke on loan for the rest of the season after Gunners boss Mikel Arteta said offloading players was the January transfer window "priority". Bosnia-Herzegovina left-back Kolasinac, 27, began his career with the German side before moving to Arsenal…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Britain's former world number one Andy Murray has pulled out of next week's ATP event in Delray Beach - but not because of injury concerns. Murray had accepted a wildcard to start his 2021 season at the Florida event. "Given the increase in Covid…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Alan Harvey. Former Manchester United and Scotland manager Tommy Docherty has died at the age of 92 following a long illness. As a player, Glasgow-born Docherty made more than 300 appearances for Preston and won 25 caps for Scotland. He went on to manage 12 clubs,…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United's Edinson Cavani has been given a three-match ban and a £100,000 fine for a social media post containing a Spanish phrase that is offensive in some contexts. The Uruguayan, 33, pleaded guilty to a Football Association charge of using insulting and/or improper words. Cavani sent the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Bundesliga returns this weekend with defending champions FC Bayern München top of the table and hoping to keep at bay a chasing pack that includes Bayer 04 Leverkusen, RB Leipzig, VfL Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund. FC Bayern beat VfL Wolfsburg and then Bayer 04 Leverkusen in…
Staff Reporter. The DStv Premiership will be able to continue through South Africa’s adjusted Level 3 lockdown announced by government, but will require some changes to kick-off times. Government has gazetted that professional sports can continue, and that inter-provincial travel is allowed, but that all sporting venues must be shut…
Staff Reporter. Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has been knighted in the Queen's New Year Honours list. The Briton, 35, sealed a seventh drivers' title at the Turkish Grand Prix in November - equalling Michael Schumacher's championships record. Rugby league legend Rob Burrow is made an MBE for services…
Staff Reporter. Atletico Madrid will end 2020 top of La Liga after beating Getafe at the Wanda Metropolitano. Luis Suarez headed a first-half winner to hand Atletico manager Diego Simeone victory in his 500th game in charge of the club. Atletico are two points clear of rivals and defending champions…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said his side's position in the table is "the last thing" he is thinking about after they drew at Newcastle to finish 2020 three points clear at the top of the Premier League. The Reds end the year where they started it but a…
Staff Reporter. Fulham's Premier League match at Tottenham on Wednesday has been called off because of new coronavirus cases at the west London club. The game was due to start at 18:00 GMT at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Fulham requested for the fixture to be postponed and the decision was confirmed…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford says it would be "stupid" to think about winning the Premier League title at the moment despite his injury-time goal against Wolverhampton Wanderers moving the Red Devils up to second in the table. Tuesday's game seemed destined to be a draw when Rashford…
Staff Reporter. Barcelona felt the absence of the injured Lionel Messi as they were held to a draw at home by struggling Eibar in La Liga on Tuesday. Martin Braithwaite missed a penalty in the first half before Eibar stunned their hosts by taking a 57th-minute lead through striker Kike…
Staff Reporter. New Zealand secured a thrilling final-hour victory in the first Test against Pakistan to boost their hopes of making the World Test Championship final. Spinner Mitchell Santner had last man Naseem Shah caught and bowled with just 4.3 overs left in Mount Maunganui. The tourists began 71-3 needing…
Staff Reporter. Fulham's Premier League match at Tottenham on Wednesday is in doubt because of new coronavirus cases at the west London club. The fixture is due to kick-off at 18:00 GMT at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. On Tuesday the latest round of Premier League coronavirus testing found 18 people had…
Staff Reporter. Leeds United demonstrated all of their attacking flair as they embarrassed West Brom and left Sam Allardyce still searching for his first win as Albion manager. Marcelo Bielsa's side scored four goals in a rampant first-half display, leaving Allardyce looking glum before compounding his misery with a fifth…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: ATP. The Indian Wells tournament, scheduled to take place in California in March 2021, has been postponed over coronavirus concerns, the ATP says. The tournament, a combined ATP and WTA event which is one of the biggest and most prestigious outside of the Grand Slams, was…
Staff Reporter. Gareth Bale is set to miss "a few weeks" with a calf strain, says Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho. The 31-year-old picked up the injury during Spurs 3-1 Carabao Cup quarter final win over Stoke before Christmas. Bale has made 11 appearances, scoring three goals, since returning to Spurs…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: AFP. Spain striker Diego Costa is a free agent after Atletico Madrid agreed to end his contract early, paving the way for a possible Premier League return. The 32-year-old, whose deal was due to expire next summer, fell out of favour at the Spanish club. He…
Staff Reporter. First Test, Centurion (day four) Sri Lanka 396 (Chandimal 85, Sipamla 4-76) & 180 (K Perera 64, Sipamla 2-24) South Africa 621 (Du Plessis 199, Elgar 95, Maharaj 73; Hasaranga 4-171) South Africa won by innings and 45 runs. South Africa crushed Sri Lanka by an innings and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Al Ahly head coach Pitso Mosimane has provided an update on the Reds’ transfer plans after their negotiations with Sirino fell through. Sirino has been linked with Al Ahly for the longest time now, and a move to the Red Castle seemed closer than ever. The 29-year-old…
Staff Reporter. Al Ahly have handed Ittihad of Alexandria a heavy 4-0 defeat to seal the full mark and grab their ninth point from the third game of the 2020/21 league season. Egyptian Premier League giants managed to secure the victory for their first three league games against Misr El-Makkasa,…
Staff Reporter. Tim Southee took his 300th Test wicket as New Zealand closed in on victory over Pakistan in the first Test at Mount Maunganui. Southee claimed 2-15 as Pakistan ended day four on 71-3 in pursuit of an unlikely 373 for victory. Earlier, Tom Blundell made 64 and Tom…
Staff Reporter. Virat Kohli (Credits: Twitter). Second Test, Melbourne Cricket Ground (day four) Australia 195 (Labuschagne 48, Bumrah 4-56) & 200 (Green 45, Siraj 3-37) India 326 (Rahane 112, Jadeja 57) & 70-2 India won by eight wickets. India beat Australia by eight wickets with a day to spare in…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. NBA champions the Los Angeles Lakers lost for the second time in their opening four games of the new season as Damian Lillard inspired the Portland Trail Blazers to a 115-107 victory. The Lakers, playing for the second time in as many nights, led…
Staff reporter. Photo Credit: Premier League. It was another disappointing day out for Chelsea as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge. Villa were trailing to an Olivier Giroud header when El Ghazi scored a second-half equaliser that meant the in-form visitors stretched their…
Staff Reporter. Leicester City's Harvey Barnes grabbed a late equaliser to earn his team a 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace on Monday that lifted them up to second in the Premier League table. Barnes' low strike into the corner salvaged a point for Brendan Rodgers' much-changed side, who climb to…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City's Premier League match at Everton on Monday has been postponed four hours before kick-off because of an outbreak of coronavirus at the club. The latest tests have returned more positive results, in addition to those of Gabriel Jesus, Kyle Walker and two staff members revealed on…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Manchester United are already looking to extend Edinson Cavani's contract, says manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Uruguay striker, 33, joined on a one-year deal in October, with the option of a further year. He has started only one Premier League game but has scored…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. The Blue Bulls Company confirmed on Monday that 29-year-old Marcell Coetzee, who had played for Irish club Ulster since 2016, would join the union in July next year. Bulls actually let the cat out of the bag on Christmas Day when they announced on their social…
 Staff Reporter. Virat Kohli (Credits: Twitter). India captain Virat Kohli and Australia all-rounder Ellyse Perry have been named as the International Cricket Council's players of the decade. The awards, held in place of the usual end-of-year ceremony due to the effects of Covid-19 on the fixture calendar, were primarily decided…
Staff Reporter. Six-time champion Roger Federer will miss the Australian Open for the first time in his career as he continues his recovery from knee surgery. The 39-year-old Swiss, a 20-time Grand Slam winner, has not played since January because of two operations. He hoped to return at the delayed…
Staff Reporter. Barcelona captain Lionel Messi says he hopes to one day play in the United States but is unsure of his future when his contract runs out in June. The Argentina forward, 33, can begin negotiations with overseas clubs in January. Speculation over his future has been intense since…
Staff Reporter. A try off the final move of the game from hard-working prop Boan Venter put the cherry on the Christmas cake for a Toyota Cheetahs team that comprehensively outplayed the Cell C Sharks en route to a 37-10 Carling Currie Cup win at Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein on…
Staff Reporter. Romain Saiss headed home a late equaliser to deny Tottenham and earn Wolves a draw at Molineux. Spurs are now riding a four-game winless streak and miss a chance to go into third place in the Premier League standings. Instead they now sit in fifth place behind Manchester…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Former Tottenham boss Christian Gross has been appointed as Schalke's fourth coach of a miserable season so far. The 66-year-old, who left Saudi Arabia's Al-Ahli in February, arrived at Tottenham in November 1997 but lasted less than 10 months. Schalke, bottom of the German Bundesliga after…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp's side also suffered another injury concern when Joel Matip limped off with a groin injury in the second half. West Brom earned their first point under new boss Sam Allardyce…
Staff Reporter. Ben Johnson and Tomas Soucek scored second-half goals as West Ham United twice came back from a goal down to earn a 2-2 draw at home to Brighton in the Premier League on Sunday. The Seagulls took the lead towards the end of a first half they dominated…
Staff Reporter. A fifth-minute penalty from Patrick Bamford was enough to give Leeds United a 1-0 win over Burnley at Elland Road in the Premier League on Sunday, but Sean Dyche's side were left furious after an Ashley Barnes effort was ruled out. Bamford won an early penalty, which he…
Staff Reporter. Chippa United have confirmed the return of coach Dan Malesela to the club for a third spell in charge of the DStv Premiership side. The Chilli Boys made the announcement on Sunday after an aborted attempt to hire Belgian coach Luc Eymael where they were forced into an…
Staff Reporter. An understrength Houston Rockets started their NBA campaign with a narrow 128-126 overtime defeat by the Portland Trail Blazers. The Rockets had only nine players available - one above the NBA minimum - after two positive Covid-19 tests and four others were deemed close contacts. Their scheduled season-opener…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Al Ahly. Al Ahly’s head of transfers Amir Tawfik has confirmed that they are in talks with Mamelodi Sundowns over a move for Gastin Sirino. Sirino has been heavily linked with a transfer to Al Ahly for months now as the player looks to reunite…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Catherine Kotze. Sri Lanka batsman Dhananjaya de Silva has been ruled out for the remainder of the two-test series in South Africa after suffering a grade two thigh strain, team officials confirmed on Sunday. De Silva retired hurt during Sri Lanka’s first innings on the opening…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Manchester City breezed to a 2-0 home win over Newcastle United thanks to goals in each half from Ilkay Gundogan and Ferran Torres, a result that lifted them to fifth in the Premier League on Saturday. The triumph was City's 12th in a row…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Al Ahly head coach Pitso Mosimane has recovered from COVID-19 and is set to take charge of the Ittihad of Alexandria clash. The Red Devils had released a statement 10 days ago announcing that Pitso Mosimane tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, Mosimane was ruled out…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. File Photo. Arsenal secured their first Premier League win since November with an impressive 3-1 victory over Chelsea at the Emirates on Saturday. It was Arsenal's first win at home in the league since October and the first time they have scored three goals in the league…
Staff Reporter. Aston Villa's fine run of form continued as they beat Crystal Palace and kept a clean sheet despite playing for more than 45 minutes with 10 men after Tyrone Mings' sending off. Villa were already leading when Mings was dismissed by referee Anthony Taylor towards the end of…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Western Province beat Griquas 34-17 to strengthen their bid for a home semi-final in the Currie Cup. The victory will see Province temporarily rise above both the Sharks and Lions into second place on the Currie Cup table, while the Cape side is currently…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Jamie Vardy struck late on as Leicester City twice came from behind to deny Manchester United a record-equalling 11th consecutive away win in the Premier League. The Foxes forward had had a quiet afternoon but he was on hand to turn the ball past…
Staff Reporter. Former England fast bowler and cricket commentator Robin Jackman has died at the age of 75, cricket's governing body (ICC) said on Friday. "We are saddened to learn about the death of legendary commentator and former England bowler Robin Jackman, who has passed away aged 75," the ICC…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. LeBron James and Anthony Davis led the Los Angeles Lakers to a comfortable 138-115 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Christmas Day. Davis scored 28 points and had eight rebounds, while James had 22 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds for the defending NBA…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Lee Warren. Cricket South Africa (CSA) has revealed that the Proteas players will raise their fists at the beginning of the Boxing Day Test against Sri Lanka at SuperSport Park in Centurion as part of their support for the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. The Proteas…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. File Photo. Ulster look set to lose superstar Springbok flanker Marcell Coetzee to South African outfit the Bulls next season. The Springbok loose forward, who missed out on the 2015 and 2019 Rugby World Cups due to injury, is set to be unveiled as a Bulls player…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says the next week is going to be crucial in ensuring his side is not dragged into an unexpected relegation battle. The Gunners have managed one victory in their past 10 Premier League games, a run which has seen them…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus and defender Kyle Walker have tested positive for Covid-19. The players, along with two members of staff, will isolate in accordance with Premier League and government protocol. City will likely be without the duo for Premier League games against Newcastle United on December…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Al Ahly. Al Ahly assistant coach, Cavin Johnson, said that he was delighted with his side’s win over AS Sonidep in their opening CAF Champions League game. The Red Devils were able to beat their Nigerian counterparts with a narrow 1-0 scoreline in the round…
Staff Reporter. Newly-appointed Zamalek president Ahmed Bakry has passed away due to COVID-19, the club confirmed on Thursday. Zamalek’s board and former president Mortada Mansour were suspended by the Ministry of Sports last month after some financial breaches were found and referred to the Egyptian Public Prosecution with investigations still…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Mamelodi Sundowns Gastin Sirino is reportedly set for a face-to-face meeting with the Brazilians management with Cairo giants Al Ahly lurking again ahead of the January window. Sirino was identified by Pitso Mosimane as Al Ahly’s main transfer target in the summer as they looked to…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: FIFA. The U-20 and U-17 World Cups, set to take place in 2021, have been postponed by FIFA due to the coronavirus pandemic. Indonesia were set to host the finals of the U20 World Cup between May 20th and June 12th, while Peru were hosting the…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has played down speculation forward Mohamed Salah is unhappy at the club. The 28-year-old Egypt international also refused to rule out a move to Real Madrid or Barcelona. "Mo is in a good mood, a good moment and really good shape - that's the…
Staff Reporter. Thomas Tuchel has been sacked by Paris Saint-Germain, four months after taking them to the Champions League final. Tuchel joined the club at the beginning of the 2018-19 season, winning back-to-back league titles as well as the Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue in 2020. PSG…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Gallo Images. Chippa United have officially confirmed the withdrawal of the appointment of Luc Eymael as their new head coach. The Chilli Boys yesterday released a statement confirming the appointment of the Belgian coach following the sacking of Lehlohonolo Seema. The Belgian’s appointment had drawn widespread…
Staff Reporter. South Africa return to the test arena for the first time in 11 months on Saturday hoping to arrest a dismal slide in the five-day game and with revenge on their minds as they host Sri Lanka in the first of a two-test series at Centurion Park. Proteas …
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Roger Federer and Serena Williams were among the entries announced Thursday for the coronavirus-disrupted Australian Open. All the world's top players have signed on, led by world No 1s Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty. There was a question mark over Swiss great Federer, who…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Carabao Cup holders Manchester City will travel to face Manchester United in the Carabao Cup semi-final. Championship side Brentford, the lowest ranked club left in the competition, are away to Jose Mourinho's Tottenham in the other semi-final. The ties are single-leg matches instead of…
Staff Reporter. AC Milan snatched a stoppage time winner with a Theo Hernandez header to beat Lazio 3-2 at home and stay top of Serie A on Wednesday after the visitors had earlier hit back from two goals behind. Ante Rebic's header put Milan ahead, before Hakan Calhanoglu's penalty doubled…
Staff Reporter. Edison Cavani stunner and Anthony Martial's late finish saw Manchester United oust Everton 2-0 and book a place in the Carabao Cup semifinals. Uruguay sensation Cavani latched onto a powerful kick in the 88th minute from Martial's service for the game's first goal. A tense, tight affair in…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Rangers maintained their 16-point advantage at the top of the Scottish Premiership with an 11th straight league win at St Johnstone. Kemar Roofe poked in Rangers' opener after Zander Clark had palmed away Ianis Hagi's strike and Glen Kamara's tidy finish doubled the visitors'…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Goals from Casemiro and Karim Benzema gave Real Madrid a win over Granada to take them level on points with leaders Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga. The hosts dominated proceedings for the most part in the opening 45 minutes with nothing…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Tottenham Hotspur moved to within two wins of a first major trophy since 2008 after seeing off Championship Stoke City in the Carabao Cup. Gareth Bale's third goal since returning on loan from Real Madrid saw Jose Mourinho's side take the lead, the Wales…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Kaizer Chiefs. Kaizer Chiefs have played to a goalless draw against CD Primeiro de Agosto in the CAF Champions League second round first-leg this evening at FNB stadium. Leonardo Castro started on the bench for the first time this season, as coach Gavin Hunt started with…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Diego Maradona's autopsy has revealed that the Argentina legend had no signs of alcohol or narcotics consumption at the time of his death. The 1986 World Cup winner died of a heart attack on 25 November at the age of 60. The autopsy said Maradona had…
Staff Reporter. The South African Football Association (SAFA) have confirmed that they will object the granting of work permit for Luc Eymael, who was announced as Chippa United's new head coach. In July this year, SAFA joined the rest of the progressive world in condemning Eymael after he was fired…
Kaizer Chiefs are playing Angolan giants Primiero De Agosto at the FNB Stadium for a CAF Champions League second round clash this evening. Chiefs booked their place in the second qualification round of the 2020/2021 CAF Champions League after defeating Cameroonian Champions PWD Bamenda courtesy of a 1-0 on aggregate…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Gallo Images. Chippa United have confirmed the appointment of Belgian coach Luc Eymael to replace Lehlohonolo Seema with immediate effect until the end of the 2020-21 season. Seema has paid the price for a difficult start to the new campaign, which has seen Chippa win…
Staff Reporter. South Africa's former Super Rugby sides will be introduced to the Pro14 teams from April 2021 in a new Rainbow Cup competition. Bulls, Stormers, Sharks and Lions will participate, before potentially joining a new league with sides from Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales from 2021-22 on a permanent…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. NBA champions the Los Angeles Lakers were beaten 116-109 by the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday's opening night of the new season. The Clippers' Paul George scored 26 of his 33 points in the second half while Kawhi Leonard added 26 of his own.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Lefty Shivambu. Lehlohonolo Seema could be on his way out at Chippa United after the club placed him on suspension on Tuesday night. Seema has only managed to win one out of eight games in the DSTV Premiership so far this season and it appears…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Juventus suffered their first Serie A loss of the season as their 10 men were humbled at home by Fiorentina. Juve's ex-Chelsea midfielder Juan Cuadrado was sent off for a lunge on Gaetano Castrovilli in the 18th minute. Fiorentina were already ahead by that…
Staff Reporter. Lionel Messi scored his 644th goal for Barcelona during his side's victory over Real Valladolid to break Pele's record of the most goals for one club. Argentina forward Messi, 33, scored Barca's third when he collected Pedri's backheel, took a touch then slotted the ball past goalkeeper Jordi…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City piled on the misery for Arsenal to reach the Carabao Cup semi-finals with a ruthless performance at Emirates Stadium. There were barely two minutes on the clock when Gabriel Jesus nodded City ahead, the Brazil forward completely unmarked inside the six-yard area when he met Oleksandr…
Staff Reporter. Atletico Madrid moved three points clear at the top of La Liga thanks to victory at third-placed Real Sociedad. Mario Hermoso's header broke the deadlock early in the second half before Marcos Llorente's cool finish sealed victory for Diego Simeone's men. Atletico, who have conceded just five goals…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Brentford reached the semi-final of a major tournament for the first time with a fully deserved victory over Premier League side Newcastle United in the Carabao Cup. Thomas Frank's in-form Championship side came into this quarter-final on the back of a 13-match unbeaten run…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Anthony Joshua has announced "I'm ready" in response to doubts from Tyson Fury as talks continue about two huge fights with his British heavyweight rival in 2021. WBC champion Fury has recently questioned why Joshua did not initially call him out, in the aftermath of a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Orlando Pirates. Orlando Pirates began their 2020/21 CAF Confederation Cup campaign first round with a 1-0 win against Angola's Sagrada Esperanca at the Coqueiros Municipal Stadium. After the disappointment of preliminary round elimination from last season's CAF Champions League at the hands of Zambian side…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. SA Rugby has confirmed that former Springbok manager Arthob Petersen has died due to the effects of Covid-19. Petersen held the post of Springbok manager on three separate occasions and was a powerhouse on the Boland rugby scene. He also served rugby in various…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Mamelodi Sundowns have secured a 2-0 victory against Botswana outfit Jwaneng Galaxy 2-0 in their CAF Champions League first round first leg. Sundowns took an early lead in the 10th minute through Mothobi Mvala, who neatly placed his right-footed effort into the back of the net after…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Manchester United are confident they will be allowed to complete the £19m signing of teenage Atalanta winger Amad Diallo at the beginning of January. Brexit means new rules governing the signing of overseas players - the points-based Governing Body Endorsement agreement - start from…
Staff Reporter. FIFA has lodged a criminal complaint against former president Sepp Blatter over the finances of a museum in Zurich, Switzerland. The complaint relates to the involvement of Blatter and other former officials in the Fifa museum project. It is the latest allegation of financial impropriety against Blatter, who…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Premier League. Tammy Abraham scored twice as Chelsea ended their recent mini-slump by beating West Ham United at Stamford Bridge to move up to fifth in the Premier League. Back-to-back defeats had seen the Blues slip down the table but they made the ideal start on…
Staff Reporter. Ashley Barnes scored his first goal in more than a year as Burnley beat Wolves at Turf Moor to move three points clear of the Premier League relegation zone. It was a convincing performance from Sean Dyche's outfit, who have now lost only once in their past seven…
Staff Reporter. Former Al Ahly and Egypt head coach Dietrich Weise has passed away on Monday at the age of 86. The German manager has coached a number of teams during his career, namely German clubs 1.FC Kaiserslautern, Eintracht Frankfurt, and Fortuna Düsseldorf. He also had stints at the helm…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The twists and turns of 2020. FC Bayern München were the dominant force, not only in the Bundesliga but across Europe, in 2020. Five trophies, including the Meisterschale, the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Super Cup led to star striker Robert Lewandowski being crowned The Best…
Staff Reporter. The kick-off dates of two Carling Currie Cup matches have been moved to combat the threat of Covid-19 infection. The Vodacom Bulls’ home match against the Xerox Lions – scheduled for Saturday, 26 December (kick-off 19h00) has been postponed to Wednesday, 6 January 2021 (kick-off 19h00), because of…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Lee Westwood has been named 2020 European Tour Golfer of the Year. It is the fourth time the 47-year-old Englishman has won the award. Westwood began the year with victory at the Abu Dhabi Championship in January, and ended it by winning the Race to Dubai …
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Tiger Woods and his 11-year-old son Charlie finished five shots behind winners Justin Thomas and his father at a two-day exhibition event in Florida. Team Woods shot a 10-under 62 for the second day in a row to end on 20 under and seventh…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. South Africa legend Jacques Kallis will join England as batting consultant for their tour of Sri Lanka in January. The 45-year-old is third on the all-time list of Test run-scorers with 13,289. He also took 292 wickets. Kallis has coached Kolkata Knight Riders in…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Orlando Pirates goalkeeper coach Jryi Nieminen has confirmed his departure from the Buccaneers as he issued a statement on social media. The veteran goalkeeper coach arrived at Mayfair in June 2019 to replace Andrew Sparkes who had just left to join Premier League side Southampton. Nieminen's arrival…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt admits he is facing tough times with the Soweto giants, saying it's the challenging job of his career. The former Bidvest Wits boss has only managed a single win out of eight matches at the Naturena-based club in the DStv Premiership so…
By Phumzile Ngcatshe. Photo Credit: Gallo Images. Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Rhulani Mokwena says the CAF Champions League competition is a different stage compared to the DStv Premiership. The Brazilians are looking to get their continental campaign off to a bright start following their draw against Golden Arrows on Saturday afternoon…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Real Madrid beat Eibar to record a fourth straight La Liga win and keep pace with leaders Atletico Madrid. Karim Benzema opened the scoring with his seventh league goal of the season and then set up Luka Modric as Real scored twice in the…
Staff Reporter. TS Galaxy have fired coach Dan Malesela after just a single win in eight DStv Premiership matches in their debut season, the club confirmed on Sunday. Galaxy lost 3-2 at Cape Town City this weekend to leave the club on seven points from a possible 24, with Malesela…
Staff Reporter. Scott McTominay became the first player to score twice inside the first three minutes of a Premier League game as Manchester United climbed to third in the table with a remarkable victory over old rivals Leeds at Old Trafford. The midfielder found the bottom corner with a ferocious…
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