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File Photo. Australian Open champion and second seed Sofia Kenin says she was in tears after losing in the last 16 of the US Open. The 21-year-old American, the highest seed left in the women's singles, lost 6-3 6-3 to Belgian Elise Mertens. "I cried after already. Just trying to…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Six-time champion Serena Williams battled through a challenging three-set test against Greek 15th seed Maria Sakkari to reach the US Open quarter-finals. Williams, 38, looked composed as she took the first set in 37 minutes. The third seed lost a close tie-break in the second and was…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Everton have signed Colombia attacking midfielder James Rodriguez from Real Madrid in a deal worth £20m. The 29-year-old joins the Toffees on a two-year contract, with the option for a further season. He joined Real Madrid from Monaco in 2014 after winning the Golden Boot at the…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Orlando Pirates midfielder Thembinkosi Lorch has been released on bail after he was arrested in Midrand. Lorch’s girlfriend Nokhupiwa Mathithibala opened a case of assault against him at Midrand Police station on Sunday. Mathithibala alleged that the footballer slapped and strangled her after she had asked about…
Barcelona's all-time top scorer Lionel Messi has returned to training following his failed attempt to force a move away from the club. It is the first time the Argentine has trained with his team-mates since the arrival of new manager Ronald Koeman. Barcelona begin their La Liga campaign against Villarreal…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez and defender Aymeric Laporte have tested positive for Covid-19. Algeria's Mahrez, 29, and Frenchman Laporte, 24, will not train with their team-mates while they self-isolate in line with UK government and Premier League rules. Manchester City say neither player was displaying symptoms…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Former champion Naomi Osaka powered past Estonia's Anette Kontaveit to reach the US Open quarter-finals. Japan's Osaka - winner in 2018 - failed to convert five match points before sealing a 6-3 6-4 victory in New York. The 22-year-old fourth seed will now face Shelby Rogers for…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. World number one Dustin Johnson built a healthy five-shot lead heading into the final round of the PGA Tour's season-ending Tour Championship. The American was a shot clear of Sungjae overnignt but fired a six-under 64 during the third round, including seven birdies. Xander Schauffele, after a…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Top seed Novak Djokovic was disqualified from the US Open for accidentally hitting a ball at a line judge in his fourth-round match. Djokovic, 33, showed his frustration after losing serve to trail 6-5 against Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta. The Serbian world number one took a ball…
Barcelona forward Ansu Fati broke a 95-year national record to become Spain's youngest goalscorer at the age of 17 years and 311 days against Ukraine. Fati,the youngest scorer in La Liga - curled home a fine 20-yard shot off the post on his first start. He had already won a…
Photo Credit:AP. Jos Buttler guided England to a six-wicket victory over Australia in the second Twenty20 international to clinch the three-match series. Buttler batted throughout for his 77 from 54 balls as the hosts reached their target of 158 with seven balls left. After the loss of Jonny Bairstow, hit…
Photo Credit: F1. Pierre Gasly took a stunning win in the Italian Grand Prix for Red Bull's Alpha Tauri team in one of the most remarkable races in history. Lewis Hamilton was dominating until he was penalised for being called into the pit lane for a stop when it was…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Newcastle United have had a £20m bid accepted for Bournemouth's England striker Callum Wilson. Aston Villa have withdrawn a higher bid of £21m, with Wilson preferring a move to St James' Park. The 28-year-old, who has won four England caps, made 184 appearances for the Cherries and…
Photo Credit:B/R. Kylian Mbappe scored a fine winning goal as France began their Nations League campaign with victory in Sweden. Paris St-Germain forward Mbappe, 21, cut in from the left flank and weaved past three defenders before slotting home a cool finish at the near post. World champions France host…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Serena William is on course to equal Margaret Court's record of 24 Grand Slams after battling past her American compatriot and 2017 champion Sloane Stephens in three sets. Third seed Williams, 38, was sluggish in the opening set before raising her intensity to win 2-6 6-2 6-2…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Britain's Adam Yates held on to the Tour de France leader's yellow jersey as Nans Peters claimed a superb solo win on stage eight in the Pyrenees. Yates survived several attacks to finish in a group containing many of the overall race favourites. A tough day of…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Mamelodi Sundowns have successfully defended their Absa Premiership title after a 3-0 win over Black Leopards. Sundowns was slightly behind Kaizer Chiefs on goal difference, needing a four-goal swing in their favour between their match against Leopards. It is a record fifth PSL title at the club…
Photo Credit:FIA. Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas to pole position at the Italian Grand Prix. Hamilton's margin of 0.069 seconds was his sixth pole in eight races and puts him in the best place to score his 90th Grand Prix victory on Sunday. It was the fastest qualifying…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The Reds finished their round-robin campaign on a high by claiming a 26-7 win over the Brumbies in Brisbane. The game itself was a dead rubber in terms of the log, with the Brumbies having already secured their place in the final by finishing first, while the…
Lionel Messi is set to stay at Barcelona, at least for one more season. In the short term,it is a victory for the club and its directors in a much-publicised stand-off between them and the Argentine genius. But while Barcelona have won this battle there is no guarantee they will…
Photo Credit:AP. First Twenty20, Ageas Bowl, Southampton England 162-7 (20 overs): Malan 66 (43) Buttler 44 (29); K Richardson 2-13, Maxwell 2-14 Australia 160-6 (20 overs): Warner 58 (47), Finch 46 (32) England won by two runs. England pulled off a remarkable fightback to beat Australia by two runs in…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Naomi Osaka was given a test by Marta Kostyuk before coming through in three sets to reach the US Open fourth round. The 2018 champion, seeded fourth, won 6-3 6-7 (4-7) 6-2 against the 18-year-old Ukrainian on Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York. Japan's Osaka, 22, had…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. World number one Novak Djokovic moved comfortably into the US Open fourth round, beating Jan-Lennard Struff in straight sets. The 33-year-old Serb saw off the German 28th seed 6-3 6-3 6-1 in the night session on Arthur Ashe Stadium. Djokovic, seeking his 18th Grand Slam title, remains…
Photo Credit:Chelsea FC. Chelsea have signed attacking midfielder Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen on a five-year contract in a deal worth about £71m. The Germany international has scored 36 goals and contributed 25 assists in 118 appearances for the Bundesliga club. He is Chelsea's second most expensive signing after Kepa…
George Coetzee added yet another title to the many he has won at Pretoria Country Club over the years, claiming the Sunshine Tour’s Titleist Championship by four shots on Friday. There was a sense of inevitability to Coetzee’s triumph on a golf course he has known and loved since he…
File Photo. The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) have released a statement confirming that several trophies have disappeared from their headquarters as they will begin investigations. Former EFA vice-president Ahmed Shobier had claimed that the Africa Cup of Nations trophy has disappeared from the EFA’s headquarters. The trophy was retained by…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Wout van Aert won stage seven of the Tour de France in a sprint finish as Britain's Adam Yates retained the leader's yellow jersey. The Belgian,who also won stage five, got the better of his sprint rivals at the end of a blustery 168km ride from Millau…
Lionel Messi's father and agent has told La Liga that the 700m euro (£624m) release clause in the forward's Barcelona contract is not valid. Messi, 33, told the Spanish giants last week that he wanted to leave after 20 years on their books and believed he could move for free…
File Photo. The fight to be crowned champions is perhaps the simplest of all, with Kaizer Chiefs knowing that victory over relegation-threatened Baroka FC will in all likelihood see them crowned champions. Mamelodi Sundowns would need to beat another side hoping to avoid the drop, Black Leopards, by a four-goal…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Six-time champion Serena Williams progressed to the third round of the US Open with a 6-2 6-4 win over Russian Margarita Gasparyan in New York. The American, 38, cruised through the opening set but found the world number 117 a tougher proposition in the second under the…
File Photo. Tsvetana Pironkova, playing in her first event since 2017, claimed one of the shock upsets at the US Open by dispatching double Grand Slam winner Garbine Muguruza 7-5 6-3 to move into the third round at Flushing Meadows. After three years away from the WTA Tour following the…
Young Sunshine Tour professional Tristen Strydom is tied for the lead with the experienced George Coetzee going into the final round of the Titleist Championship at Pretoria Country Club. Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Tiger Woods is an obvious hero for any young golfer. But for Tristen Strydom, the golfer he…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. SAFA Head of Referees, Abdul Ebrahim has clarified the Chippa United ‘’goal’’ incident saying referee Jerry Chavani was 100 percent correct in disallowing the goal in the Premier Soccer League penultimate game against log leaders Kaizer Chiefs on Wednesday evening. The 79th minute incident has had the…
England’s Premier League has terminated a major contract with Chinese streaming service PPTV, meaning the digital broadcaster will no longer be able to show live top-flight soccer matches. China was the English top flight's most lucrative overseas television rights territory, with a three-season deal agreed in 2019. It is understood…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Astana's Alexey Lutsenko claimed the biggest success of his career with victory in stage six of the Tour de France as Britain's Adam Yates retained the leader's yellow jersey. Lutsenko left the rest of the breakaway behind on a steep climb with 17km to go and finished…
File Photo. The Williams family will leave the team founded by Sir Frank Williams more than 40 years ago after this weekend's Italian Grand Prix. Sir Frank founded Williams in 1977 and turned it into one of the sport's most successful teams. But after a series of difficult years, the…
Photo Credit:Grant Pitcher. Kaizer Chiefs moved closer to the Absa Premiership title with a 1-0 win over Chippa United at Orlando Stadium. Chiefs remain on top of the log on goal difference ahead of Mamelodi Sundowns (who defeated Polokwane City 2-0) and they can only match their rivals’ result on…
Like a man watching his favourite movie for the umpteenth time, George Coetzee's love for Pretoria Country Club shone through once again as it took him into the joint first-round lead of the Sunshine Tour's Titleist Championship on Wednesday. On a golf course he first stepped onto as a young…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Three Paris St-Germain players have tested positive for coronavirus, the Ligue 1 club said on Wednesday. The French champions, who lost in the Champions League final last month, have not revealed the players involved. "All of the players and coaching staff will continue to undergo tests in…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Belgium's Wout van Aert sprinted to victory on stage five of the Tour de France. The 25-year-old appeared from the bunch sprint to edge out Cees Bol and win in four hours, 21 minutes and 22 seconds, with Ireland's Sam Bennett in third. That saw Deceuninck-Quick-Step rider…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Serena Williams began her pursuit of a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title with a dominant 7-5 6-3 win over fellow American Kristie Ahn. The 38-year-old went a break down in both sets but recovered to win in an hour and a half as she chases Margaret…
In celebration of the nation's community builders, KFC hosted a special virtual event to bring together like-minded women to conclude Women's month in South Africa. The event was held in recognition of and to honour powerful women who have brought about positive change in their respective communities through CSI initiatives…
George Coetzee heads back to a Pretoria Country Club course this week where he won his first junior golf tournament and two of his four European Tour titles, and tees it up as one of the favourites in the Titleist Championship on the Sunshine Tour's Rise-Up Series. The R600 000…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille. The 22-year-old passed a medical in London over a week ago and is currently in quarantine having arrived from France. It’s understood he’s signed a five-year deal with the Gunners. The deal was announced in a video…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Jumbo-Visma rider Primoz Roglic won a thrilling finish to stage four of this year's Tour de France as Julian Alaphilippe retained the yellow jersey. Krists Neilands led before being caught at the start of the last climb of 7.1km to this year's first summit finish. The favourites…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Mpumalanga based side Mbombela United has been relegated from the GladAfrica Championship to the ABC Motsepe League after being docked 23 points. Mbombela, who finished 14th on the table above TS Sporting and Real Eagles were on Monday found guilty of fielding Sabelo Ndzinisa in 23 games,…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Caleb Ewan produced a dazzling sprint finish to win stage three of the Tour de France as Julian Alaphilippe held on to the yellow jersey. The Australian Lotto Soudal rider timed his sprint perfectly into a strong headwind in Sisteron to squeeze past Peter Sagan and snatch…
File Photo. Fourth seed Naomi Osaka overcame a scare to beat fellow Japanese player Misaki Doi in three sets and avoid a major shock in the US Open first round. Osaka, who won the first of her two Grand Slams at Flushing Meadows in 2018, wobbled in the second set…
Photo Credit:Reuters. England Test captain Joe Root has been left out of the Twenty20 squad for the three-game series against Australia. Root is in the one-day squad with Chris Woakes while Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Sam Curran and Mark Wood are included in both squads. Ben Stokes, who missed the…
Jon Rahm beat Dustin Johnson on the first hole of a play-off in a dramatic climax to the BMW Championship at Olympia Fields in Illinois, Chicago. Spaniard Rahm, 25, looked set to be crowned champion after a bogey-free six-under 64 left him on four under. But Johnson, who won last…
File Photo. Nick Bester (60), who is most fondly known for winning the Comrades Marathon in 1991,was viciously attacked by three men while he was training on Saturday [August 29]. He is currently in the ICU in hospital, where more tests are being conducted. Pictures of a Bester with his…
Photo Credit:Mamelodi Sundowns. Mamelodi Sundowns blew an opportunity to go top of the Absa Premiership table when they were beaten 1-0 by Baroka FC at Dobsonville Stadium. Following a loss for title rivals Kaizer Chiefs earlier in the day,Sundowns could have gone three points clear with two games to play…
Photo Credit:AP. England, chasing 196 for victory in the 2nd T20I vs Pakistan in Manchester on Sunday, won by 5 wickets with 5 balls to spare. Pakistan had put up 195/4 in 20 overs, building on Babar Azam’s 56 and Mohammad Hafeez’s 69. In reply, England came out firing on…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Julian Alaphilippe won stage two of the Tour de France in a sprint finish to claim the yellow jersey in Nice. The Frenchman held off Marc Hirschi to edge home by half a wheel after leaving Britain's Adam Yates behind in a final dart for the line.…
Photo Credit:Grant Pitcher. Kaizer Chiefs title hopes took another knock following a 1-0 loss to Bidvest Wits at the FNB stadium. Chiefs made four changes, with Samir Nurkovic and Khama Billiat returning alongside rare starts for Kearyn Baccus and Anthony Akumu while Lebogang Manyama and Dumisani Zuma were not in…
Titleist has confirmed its sponsorship of the Titleist Championship, the third tournament on the Sunshine Tour's new Rise-Up Series. The R600 000 Titleist Championship will be played over 54 holes at Pretoria Country Club from 2-4 September and forms part of the five-tournament Rise-Up Series that signals the restart of…
Photo Credit:Mercedes. Lewis Hamilton notched up a fifth win in seven this year in a dominant victory at the Belgian Grand Prix. The Brit started from pole and never looked back as he eased to yet another win at Spa. Hamilton said before the race the start would be crucial…
File Photo. Swallows FC are back in the top flight of the PSL after a 3-0 victory over Tshakuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) on the final day of the GladAfrica Championship season. They went into the break two-goals up, courtesy of Kagiso Malinga and Given Thibedi, while Ajax managed just a…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. World number one Novak Djokovic has resigned as president of the ATP player council to front a new association aiming to increase the power of the players. But he faces opposition from Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, who remain members of the council. Britain's Andy Murray has…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Tottenham Hotspur have signed defender Matt Doherty from Premier League rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers for an undisclosed fee. The Republic of Ireland right-back, 28, has signed a four-year deal with Spurs. Doherty made over 300 appearances for Wolves after joining from League of Ireland side Bohemians in 2010.…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The Los Angeles Lakers and the Milwaukee Bucks both reached the second round of the NBA play-offs after games resumed on Saturday. The Lakers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 131-122 to win their Western Conference best-of-seven series 4-1. The Bucks also secured a 4-1 series win in…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Gauteng PSL club Highlands Park have received an offer for the sale of their Premier Soccer League (PSL) franchise that will have to be considered if it can be substantiated. The offer is believed to have come from TS Galaxy owner Tim Sukazi‚ though he could not…
Photo Credit:Samuel Shivambu. AmaZulu FC secured a hard-fought 1-0 win over Black Leopards in an Absa Premiership match at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville. The victory took Usuthu to the 13th spot on the league standings, while Lidoda Duvha slipped down to 14th place on the log. Usuthu got…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Alexander Kristoff timed his sprint finish to perfection to win the opening stage of the Tour de France in Nice. After a large group crashed inside the final 3km, Norwegian Kristoff, 33, surged home in a sprint also involving Ireland's Sam Bennett, who was fourth. Rain made…
Photo Credit:Premier League. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a superb goal and netted the winning penalty in a shootout as Arsenal beat Premier League champions Liverpool in the Community Shield at an empty Wembley Stadium. Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster, brought on in stoppage time, hit the crossbar with his penalty - the…
File Photo. Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza has been appointed as the ombudsman of Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) Cricket for Social Justice and Nation Building (SJN) project that was formally launched at Olympic House, SASCOC. Ntsebeza, who will be the face of the Office of the Transformation Ombudsman, will be tasked with…
Daniel van Tonder claimed his fourth victory on the Sunshine Tour when he won the African Bank Sunshine Tour Championship by three shots at Glendower Golf Club on Friday. Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. It seems a new diet of intermittent fasting only made Daniel van Tonder even more hungry to…
The 2020 Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player, the planned penultimate event on the 2020 European Tour International Schedule, has been cancelled. The European Tour, in partnership with title sponsors Nedbank and tournament host Sun International, has announced that the much-anticipated 40th anniversary of the tournament, originally rescheduled for…
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has ruled out a move for Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, but admits the Argentine would be "great" for the Premier League. Asked if he was interested in signing the 33-year-old, Klopp said: "Who doesn't want Messi in their team? "The numbers are not for us, but…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Mamelodi Sundowns are level on points with Kaizer Chiefs at the top of the Absa Premiership standings after securing a 1-0 victory against the Soweto Giants. Gaston Sirino’s 34th-minute strike earned Sundowns a victory in a mouthwatering clash in Orlando Stadium. The result sees the Brazilians join…
Young star Jayden Schaper is in a three-way tie for the lead of the African Bank Sunshine Tour Championship at Glendower Golf Club and chasing a maiden victory on the Sunshine Tour heading into Friday's final round. Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. FULL SCORES: https://bit.ly/3lphtRq The 18-year-old sensation Jayden Schaper is on…
Two courageous hikers will scale the mighty Mafadi – SA's highest peak situated along the Drakensberg mountain range – between 7 and 9 September to say "thank you" to the countless donors who have saved lives, while raising awareness of life-threatening blood disorders, which are on the increase. Alicia Venter,…
Photo Credit:Premier League. Mikel Arteta 'feels' Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will sign deal. Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is confident that captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will sign a new contract. The 31-year-old Gabon striker, who joined Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018, has a year remaining on his current contract. "We have had…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has tested positive for coronavirus, says France manager Didier Deschamps. The 27-year-old will have to self-isolate for 14 days. He will miss France's Nations League game in Sweden on Saturday, 5 September and the home game against Croatia three days later. However,…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Cricket South Africa has terminated the employment of CEO Thabang Moroe with immediate effect. In a statement, CSA said Moroe had "sufficient opportunity" to make representations to the CSA board which he "failed and/or refused to utilise." "The independent forensic investigation revealed that Mr Thabang Moroe had…
Martin Rohwer opened with a bogey-free seven-under-par 65 to lead the first round of the African Bank Sunshine Tour Championship by a single stroke at Glendower Golf Club on Wednesday. Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Full Scores: https://bit.ly/2QxIWSx Martin Rohwer's form on the Sunshine Tour's new Rise-Up Series is indeed on the…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Swallows FC have moved top of the table in the race for automatic promotion from the GladAfrica Championship. Kagiso Malinga and Zanempi Methula scored goals as Swallows defeated Richards Bay 2-0 to move to the top of the table with one round of fixtures remaining, closing in…
Photo Credit:AP. England had to settle for a draw in the final Test against Pakistan on the day James Anderson became the first fast bowler to reach 600 Test wickets. Torrential rain prevented any play until 16:15 BST at the Ageas Bowl, all but ensuring the draw that left England…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Serena Williams said there were "really no excuses" as she was knocked out of the Western and Southern Open in the third round by Greek Maria Sakkari. Thirteenth seed Sakkari had trailed by a set and a break before beating the American 5-7 7-6 (7-5) 6-1. Sakkari…
Lionel Messi has told Barcelona he wants to leave the club after nearly two decades with the Spanish giants. The club confirmed to the Associated Press on Tuesday that the Argentine sent a document expressing his desire to leave. The announcement comes 11 days after Barcelona's humiliating 8-2 loss to…
Image Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. For Hennie Otto, the Sunshine Tour's new Rise-Up Series is deeply personal. When the three-time European Tour champion tees it up at Glendower Golf Club on Wednesday for the start of this week's African Bank Sunshine Tour Championship, he will do so as a golfer…
Photo Credit:AP. England's James Anderson has become the first fast bowler to reach 600 Test wickets. The 38-year-old achieved the milestone by having Azhar Ali caught at first slip on the fifth day of the final Test against Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl.The Lancashire man made his Test debut in…
Photo Credit:Reuters. Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has been found guilty of repeated bodily harm, attempted bribery, violence against public employees and insult after his arrest on the Greek island of Mykonos. The England defender, 27, was one of three people arrested on Thursday after an altercation with police. Maguire's…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Jamaican former sprinter and eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt is awaiting results of a recent coronavirus test while self-isolating. Bolt, 34, revealed on social media he will "stay at home" as a precaution despite not having any symptoms. "Just to be safe, I'll quarantine myself and…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Serena Williams overcame a scare against Dutch qualifier Arantxa Rus to reach the Western and Southern Open third round in New York. American Williams, 38, stopped Rus serving out the match at 6-5 before winning 7-6 (8-6) 3-6 7-6 (7-0) in almost three hours. Two-time champion Williams…
 Photo Credit:ICC. Third Test, Ageas Bowl, Southampton (day four of five) England 583-8 dec (154.4 overs): Crawley 267, Buttler 152 Pakistan 273 & 100-2: Abid 42, Anderson 1-18 England's push for victory and James Anderson's quest for a 600th Test wicket were obstructed by the weather and Pakistan's stubborn resistance…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Mamelodi Sundowns have secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Lamontville Golden Arrows in an Absa Premiership match at the Dobsonville Stadium. Sundowns are now three points behind league log leaders, Kaizer Chiefs ahead of their clash on Thursday. With Arrows defence looking solid and compact, Sundowns coach…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Proteas great Jacques Kallis became the fourth SA cricketer to be inducted into the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Hall of Fame. The announcement was made live on the ICC’s social media channels and the show featured retired greats Sunil Gavaskar‚ Melanie Jones and Shaun Pollock as the…
Photo Credit:Sam Greenwood. American Dustin Johnson is determined to hold on to the world number one spot for as long as possible after going back on top of the rankings with an 11-shot victory at the Northern Trust. The 36-year-old, tied second at the US PGA in August, made six…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Paul Pogba will not be sold by Manchester United this summer and new contract discussions will start soon, says the France midfielder's agent. The 27-year-old suffered from injuries last season but impressed in patches on his return as United finished third in the Premier League. His agent…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Bayern Munich overcame Paris St-Germain in a tightly contested Champions League final in Lisbon to claim the crown for the sixth time. Kingsley Coman, who started his career at PSG, settled a tense affair with a 59th-minute header at the far post from Joshua Kimmich's cross to…
Photo Credit:Grant Pitcher. Log leaders Kaizer Chiefs title hopes suffered another blow when they were held 1-1 at the Orlando Stadium by Stellenbosch FC. Stellies led through Leletu Skelem but Amakhosi fought back through Lazarous Kambole to secure a share of the spoils and open a six-point gap to nearest…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Uefa might consider revisiting the single-game knockout format in future seasons following its incorporation in this season's Champions League. Football's suspension during the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in a revision of the club competition's format in order that it could be completed at all. Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin…
World number 304 Sophia Popov produced a huge shock by winning the AIG Women's Open by two shots at Royal Troon. The 27-year-old German, who had not won on the LPGA or Ladies European Tour before this week, shot a three-under 68 to win her first major on seven under.…
Photo Credit:Lee Warren. Kaizer Chiefs will look to get their Absa Premiership title chase back on track when they host Stellenbosch at Orlando Stadium later this evening. Kick-off is at 18:00. Their result against Bloemfotein Celtic sees them head into today's match with a five-point lead over nearest chasers Mamelodi…
Photo Credit:PSG. Tonight will see PSG and Bayern Munich face off in the Champions League final. Both clubs have dominated their respective domestic leagues and will be looking to cap off campaigns by winning the biggest prize in Europe to seal a quadruple (PSG) or a treble (Bayern Munich). In…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Britain's Andy Murray beat American Frances Tiafoe in three sets in the first round of the Western & Southern Open at Flushing Meadows. Two-time champion Murray won 7-6 (8-6) 3-6 6-1 in his first ATP Tour match of the year to set up a meeting with German…
Photo Credit:Martin Rose. Europa League kings Sevilla won the tournament for a record sixth time thanks to victory over Inter Milan in a thrilling final in Cologne. The drama started when Sevilla defender Diego Carlos fouled Romelu Lukaku for an Inter penalty - and ended when Lukaku deflected Carlos' bicycle…
Image: Darren Fichardt won the inaugural Betway Championship at Killarney Country Club on Friday. Fichardt closed with a 64 to win on three-under-par 207 and by one stroke in the first tournament on the Sunshine Tour’s new Rise-Up Series. Credit: Gallo Images. It was akin to the kind of move…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester United say captain Harry Maguire is "fully co-operating with the Greek authorities" following an "alleged incident" on the island of Mykonos on Thursday night. Local reports have named Maguire as being involved in an incident, but no details have yet been confirmed. The England defender, 27,…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. England captain Harry Kane should be available for the Nations League games next month despite being in quarantine following a trip to the Bahamas. Kane, 27, was on holiday in the Caribbean when the island was added to the UK quarantine list on 7 August. He is…
Photo Credit:AP. The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 111-88 to level their Western Conference play-off series at 1-1 in Orlando, Florida. Anthony Davis top-scored for the Lakers with 31 points in their first post-season win since the 2012 semi-finals. Portland's star player Damian Lillard dislocated his finger…
The CAF Emergency Committee has approved the resumption date for qualifiers of the Total Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 and the group stage of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. A busy schedule awaits the participating teams with double-headers from November 2020 through to November 2021 in the battle…
Photo Credit:Team SA. Team South Africa’s young rising star in the Paralympic Movement, Ntando Mahlangu, is one of nine Paralympians who are featured in the Netflix documentary 'Rising Phoenix', a movie to be launched on 26 August 2020. 'Rising Phoenix’ is a ground-breaking movie about the Paralympic Movement, which will…
Alex Haindl will take a one-stroke lead into Friday's final round of the Betway Championship on the Sunshine Tour. Haindl signed for a second round of 67 to lead the field on three under par 137. Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. The hours spent working on about the only thing a…
File Photo. AmaZulu Football Club has parted ways with their head coach Jozef Vukusic. Vukusic joined Usuthu in September last year. In March this year, he was placed on "special leave" by the club, while former Usuthu striker Ayanda Dlamini took over as interim head coach. Dlamini was assisted by…
Photo Credit:Premier League. Champions Liverpool will face Championship winners Leeds United in the standout opening weekend game of the 2020-21 Premier League season. Championship play-off winners Fulham will host Arsenal, while West Bromwich Albion, the third promoted side, are at home to Leicester City. The opening round of fixtures will…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Sport, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has welcomed the appointment of Kugandrie Govender as acting Chief Executive Officer for Cricket South Africa (CSA). Govender replaces Jacques Faul, who resigned earlier this week. Mthethwa met the CSA Board on Monday and noted the departure of Faul from…
Photo Credit:AP. Bayern Munich's relentless march through this season's Champions League continued as they brushed aside Lyon to book an 11th appearance in the final of the competition against Paris St-Gemain. Bayern have barely had a glove laid on them in Europe this season, with this their 10th straight Champions…
Photo Credit:FIFA. FIFA's ethics committee on Wednesday decided to close its case against president Gianni Infantino, who is facing a criminal probe in Switzerland over suspected collusion with the country's top prosecutor. "After examining the relevant documentation and evidence, the chairperson of the investigatory chamber has decided to file the…
Photo Credit:Lee Warren. Kaizer Chiefs blew an opportunity to move nine points clear at the top of the Absa Premiership standings as they lost 3-1 to Bloemfontein Celtic at Tuks Stadium. Goals from Motebang Sera and Victor Letsoalo helped Phunya Selel Sele to a deserved win after Erick Mathoho had…
Betway Championship – Dylan Mostert: Dylan Mostert led the field at the end of the first round of the Sunshine Tour's Betway Championship at Killarney Country Club on Wednesday, opening with a round of three-under-par 67 to lead by one. Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Dylan Mostert opened with a three-under-par…
Photo Credit:Mercedes. All 10 teams have signed up to the new Concorde Agreement which will govern Formula 1 from 2021 to 2025. The contract, which sets out the commercial terms of the sport, was first introduced in 1981. Ferrari, McLaren and Williams announced their support of the revised terms of…
Ronald Koeman has been named the new head coach of Barcelona two days after the club sacked Quique Setien. Quique Setien was sacked in a meeting with technical director Eric Abidal - who himself left the club on Tuesday - just days after the humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich…
Photo Credit:PSG. Paris Saint-Germain reached their first Champions League final with a dominant display to beat RB Leipzig 3-0 at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon. PSG finally seized their opportunity courtesy of goals from Marquinhos, Angel di Maria and Juan Bernat. Marquinhos, who scored the first of two late…
Photo Credit:Lefty Shivambu. Orlando Pirates were held to a 1-1 draw by Baroka FC in PSL match which was played in Ellis Park,Johannesburg. Pirates were boosted by the return of Thembinkosi Lorch but started on the bench as Tshegofatso Mabasa partnered Gabadinho Mhango. Mabasa repaid the coach with an absolute…
After a six-month break, the Sunshine Tour will finally start its 2020/21 season this week with the R600 000 Betway Championship at Killarney Country Club. Multiple European Tour and Sunshine Tour champion George Coetzee headlines this field of professional golfers, many of whom last played competitively on the Sunshine Tour…
Photo Credit:CSA. South Africa women will not tour England next month because of coronavirus travel restrictions. The Proteas had been set to play two Twenty20s and four one-day internationals in England in September. A tri-series had also been proposed for the summer but India withdrew in July because of similar…
Barcelona have sacked manager Quique Setien, three days after his side's humiliating 8-2 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Netherlands manager Ronald Koeman, who played for the Catalan giants between 1989 and 1995, is set to replace Setien at the Nou Camp. Barca finished second in La Liga…
Photo Credit:AP. Inter Milan will face Sevilla in the final of this season's Europa League after two goals each for Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez helped them to victory over Shakhtar Donetsk in a one-sided semi-final in Dusseldorf. Martinez struck his first in the 19th minute, heading in from Nicolo…
Photo Credit:ICC. Second Test, Ageas Bowl, Southampton (day five of five) Pakistan 226: Rizwan 72, Abid 60, Broad 4-56 England 110-4 dec: Crawley 53, Abbas 2-28 Match drawn; England lead 1-0 in series England and Pakistan played out a draw in the second Test at the Ageas Bowl. The result…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Jacques Faul has resigned as acting CEO of Cricket South Africa and COO Naasei Appiah had been fired. Faul, who was seconded from the Titans in December 2019, was due to return to his role with the franchise on September 15, but has opted to leave his…
Photo Credit: Mamelodi Sundowns. Cape Town City have secured a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Mamelodi Sundowns at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium. Bradley Ralani managed to break the deadlock following a quick move down the left-hand side which exposed Sundowns defence. His initial shot was saved by goalkeeper Denis Onyango, but…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. World number two Simona Halep is the latest leading women's player to withdraw from the US Open. Romanian Halep is the sixth top 10 player to opt out of the Grand Slam, which will be played behind closed doors in New York from 31 August. "I always…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester City have announced plans for a statue of Spanish playmaker David Silva at Etihad Stadium. Silva's successful 10-year spell at City came to an end after Saturday's Champions League defeat by Lyon. Signed from Valencia in 2010, the midfielder, 34, made 436 appearances and helped City…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Chris Nenzani stepped down from his position as the Cricket South Africa (CSA) president on Saturday, three weeks before his term was due to end. He has been under increasing pressure in the face of administrative upheaval and left his post within hours of the organisation firing…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Sevilla wrecked Manchester United's hopes of ending the season with silverware as they edged a hard-fought Europa League semi-final in Cologne. United lost their third semi-final this season despite taking the lead when Bruno Fernandes scored their 22nd penalty of the season after Marcus Rashford was fouled…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. SuperSport United played to a 1-1 draw against Bloemfontein Celtic on their return to Absa Premiership action at Bidvest Stadium. Mzwanele Mahashe scored an opening goal against the run of play just after the half-hour mark as Ronwen Williams failed to gather from a corner-kick,allowing Mahashe to…
Photo Credit:Mercedes. Lewis Hamilton dominated the Spanish Grand Prix to extend his lead in the Formula One world championship. The Mercedes driver led every lap at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya, taking the chequered flag a mammoth 24.1 seconds ahead of Max Verstappen, with Valtteri Bottas in third. It marked Hamilton's…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Simona Halep won her first title since before the coronavirus lockdown at the Prague Open with a straight-set victory over Elise Mertens. The Romanian world number two beat Belgium's Mertens 6-2 7-5 for her first title on clay since the 2018 French Open. Halep, 28, becomes only…
 Photo Credit:ICC. Second Test, Ageas Bowl, Southampton (day four of five) Pakistan 223-9: Rizwan 72, Abid 60, Broad 4-56, Anderson 3-48 England 7-1: Shaheen 1-5 Rain stopped play again on the fourth day of the second Test between England and Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl. After the entire third day…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has been named the Premier League player of the season. The 29-year-old scored 13 goals as City finished second in the top flight behind champions Liverpool. De Bruyne also matched a competition record of 20 assists, equalling former Arsenal forward Thierry…
Photo Credit:Macabbi Haifa. Watford have appointed Vladimir Ivic as their head coach on a one-year contract with an option for a further year. The Serb succeeds Nigel Pearson - who was sacked two games before the end of the 2019/20 Premier League season - following the club's relegation. Ivic, 43,…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester City's Champions League dreams are over after defeat to Lyon in the quarter-finals. Pep Guardiola’s side fall at the last-eight hurdle after a goal from Maxwel Cornet and two from substitute Moussa Dembele were enough to send the French side through. They will meet Bayern Munich…
Photo Credit:Lefty Shivambu. Orlando Pirates and Bidvest Wits played to a goalless draw at Emirates Airline Park (Ellis Park). The result leaves Pirates and their opponents in third and fifth place on the log standings respectively. Wits dominated play forcing Pirates to defend deep inside their own half and when…
Photo Credit:Grant Pitcher. Log leaders Kaizer Chiefs came from behind to defeat Polokwane City 3-2 in a thrilling Absa Premiership match at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium. The victory extends Chiefs lead to six points at the top of the league standings, while City remain rooted in 15th place and in…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday. Dhoni, who has not played an international match since the World Cup semi-final match against New Zealand last year, announced his retirement in a cryptic manner by posting an Instagram video of his…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Serena Williams lost in the Top Seed Open quarter-finals after fellow American Shelby Rogers came back from a set down to win their rain-delayed match 6-1 6-4 7-6 in Lexington. Former world number one Williams dominated the first set but a resilient Rogers forced a decider. Rogers,…
File Photo. For the past ten years, Carling Black Label along with Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates have placed football fans at the forefront of innovation by giving them unprecedented control and access to the game of football through the Carling Black Label Cup. The pre-season match engages and gives…
Bayern Munich sent out an emphatic message to their Champions League rivals with an absolute demolition of fellow European heavyweights Barcelona. The high-pressing, energetic and ruthless German champions were on a different level to their Spanish rivals, as they have been for pretty much every opponent they have faced in…
Photo Credit:Mamelodi Sundowns. Mamelodi Sundowns missed yet another the opportunity close the gap on Kaizer Chiefs after they played 1-1 draw in Highlands Park at Dobsonville Stadium. Peter Shalulile opened scoring for Highlands in the sixth minute with a cracking volley into the the top corner for his 13th league…
Arsenal have signed Brazil midfielder Willian on a three-year deal after the 32-year-old's contract with Chelsea expired. "I believe he's a player that can really make a difference for us," said Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta. "We had a clear intention to strengthen in the attacking midfielder and the winger positions."…
RB Leipzig overcame a typically cautious Atletico Madrid to reach their first Champions League semi-final just 11 years after their formation. After a poor first half Dani Olmo headed the German side ahead but Atleti substitute Joao Felix levelled the tie from the penalty spot after he had been fouled…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Defending champion Bianca Andreescu has withdrawn from this year's US Open because of coronavirus pandemic. The Canadian, 20, has not played since sustaining a knee injury at the WTA Finals in October. The US Open will be held behind closed doors in New York from 31 August.…
Photo Credit:Twitter.com/OfficialCSA. Cricket South Africa (CSA) director of cricket Graeme Smith has issued a personal statement on recent allegations made by former wicketkeeper Thami Tsolekile. Over the past two weeks, Tsolekile has conducted interviews with Sportscaster Robert Marawa and spoke about the issues he has with the match-fixing investigation of…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. World number one Novak Djokovic has confirmed he will play at the US Open, which starts on 31 August, in New York. Defending champion Rafael Nadal has already decided no to enter because of concerns about Covid-19, while five-time winner Roger Federer is recovering from knee surgery.…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Paris St-Germain scored two late goals in a sensational comeback against Atalanta to reach the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in 25 years. A night of frustration for PSG forward Neymar looked set to ensure more continental disappointment for the French champions as unfancied Atalanta…
Photo Credit:Lee Warren. Log leaders Kaizer Chiefs missed an opportunity to go six-point clear at the top of the Absa Premiership, as they allowed Cole Alexander an 89th-minute equaliser for Bidvest Wits to salvage a 1-1 Absa Premiership draw at Orlando Stadium. Chiefs created early chances, with Eric Mathoho missing…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Juventus have confirmed that Blaise Matuidi’s contract with the club has been terminated by mutual consent, with immediate effect. The French midfielder had been expected to join Inter Miami, having undergone medicals in Paris earlier this week, and the club have now confirmed he will be leaving…
Photo Credit:Reuters. Wolves' Europa League dream came to a heartbreaking end as Sevilla booked a semi-final against Manchester United on Sunday with a late winner in Duisburg. Nuno Espirito Santo's side - whose pandemic-disrupted 2019-20 season lasted 383 days - had a glorious 13th-minute chance to take the lead but…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates played to a 0-0 draw in the opening game of the return to football of the Absa Premiership on Tuesday night. Both sides got off to a slow start,with Pirates enjoying large spells of possession without creating any clear cut chances. Pirates…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton. The Denmark midfielder has signed a five-year contract after completing a medical on Monday and becomes Jose Mourinho's first summer signing, joining for a fee of around £15m plus bonuses. In a separate deal, full-back Kyle…
Image Supplied. Multiple Sunshine Tour champion Jake Roos says his fellow professionals are "Ready to rumble" and excited to return to action in the Tour's new Rise-Up Series which tees off in Gauteng on 19 August. The Rise-Up Series marks the official resumption of the Sunshine Tour's schedule under the…
Photo Credit:AFP. Valencia have been hit by two positive cases for coronavirus, the LaLiga club announced on Tuesday, a day after players and staff returned for pre-season. The identities of the two individuals have been kept anonymous. They are both isolating at home while the club has notified the Spanish…
File Photo. Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates will meet in a much anticipated clash on Tuesday, 11 August, with the match marking the return of the 2019/20 Absa Premiership season following a halt by COVID-19 pandemic. Kick-off at the Dobsonville Stadium in set for 6pm. Sundowns claimed a fourth straight…
Photo Credit:Lee Warren. The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has announced that Eric Tinkler, Daylon Claasen, and Lebogang Manyama will receive their awards for February and March now that the season is back. Tinkler was chosen as the Absa Premiership Coach of the month, Claasen the Player of the month, and…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Borussia Dortmund have named forward Jadon Sancho in their squad for this week's training camp in Switzerland. It comes on the day of the deadline set by Dortmund for any deal to be agreed for the England international, who is Manchester United's top summer target. The Bundesliga…
Photo Credit:Sean M. Haffey Collin Morikawa ofcelebrates after making his final putt on the 18th green during the final round of the 2020 PGA Championship. American Collin Morikawa emerged from a stacked leaderboard to win the 2020 US PGA Championship after a flawless final round in San Francisco. The 23-year-old…
Photo Credit:AP. Andy Sullivan claimed his first European Tour title for almost five years after he powered to a seven-shot victory at the English Championship. Sullivan, five ahead overnight, held off a valiant challenge from Adrian Otaegui and saw his lead whittled down to two shots shortly after the turn,…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Red Bull's Max Verstappen took a sensational surprise victory in the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix to bring Mercedes' domination to an end. Verstappen's win was founded on his car being kinder to its tyres than the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas and the Dutchman capitalised…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The Crusaders were crowned Super Rugby Aotearoa champions after clinching a 32-22 coming-from-behind victory over the Highlanders in Christchurch. The result sees the Crusaders take an unassailable six-point lead at the summit of the Super Rugby Aotearoa standings, thus securing the title in grand fashion with one…
Photo Credit:Reuters. Brad Binder took a sensational first MotoGP victory for him and his KTM outfit after passing Franco Morbidelli late on in the Czech grand prix at Brno. Binder-who took the start from seventh- made a strong start to establish himself in the top five early on as he…
Photo Credit:AP. Bayern Munich will meet Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals after Robert Lewandowski inspired them to a crushing 7-1 aggregate win over Chelsea. Having established a commanding 3-0 first leg lead at Stamford Bridge back in February, Bayern quickly made it 5-0 on aggregate when Lewandowski - from…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Serena Williams says she is still planning to play this month's US Open and the French Open in September. The rescheduled French Open starts on 27 September at Roland-Garros in Paris. "I see myself doing it all if it happens," said 23-time Grand Slam champion Williams. Williams…
Photo Credit:Lefty Shivambu. Mamelodi Sundowns advanced to the Nedbank Cup final after a 3-2 win over Bidvest Wits. Sundowns were awarded a penalty after Buhle Mkwanazi brought down Motjeka Madisha, allowing Ricardo Nascimento to convert the resultant spot-kick for the game's opening goal. Terrence Dzvukamanja brought Wits to level after…
Massimo Pinca. Juventus have appointed Andrea Pirlo as manager to replace the sacked Maurizio Sarri, a week after hiring the former midfielder as Under-23 manager. Juve sacked Sarri after just one season despite winning Serie A following the club's Champions League last-16 defeat by Lyon on Friday. Pirlo, 41, has…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. First Test, Emirates Old Trafford (day four of five) Pakistan 326 & 169: Yasir 33, Stokes 2-11, Woakes 2-11 England 219 & 277-7: Woakes 84*, Buttler 75 England won by three wickets England snatched a riveting three-wicket victory over Pakistan in the first Test at Emirates Old…
Photo Credit:XPB Images. Valtteri Bottas beat Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to pole position at the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix. The Finn pipped Hamilton by just 0.063 seconds on his final lap at Silverstone to take his first pole since the season opener in Austria last month. It could be an…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Bloemfontein Celtic have secured a spot in the Nedbank Cup final after defeating Baroka FC 3-0 at Orlando Stadium this afternoon. Celtics advance into their first final in this competition since 1985, when they beat African Wanderers to win the Mainstay Cup. This was the first competitive…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Juventus have sacked head coach Maurizio Sarri a day after being knocked out of the Champions League in the last-16 stage. Sarri only took charge of Juventus in June last year, signing a three-year contract at the time, and led the side to a ninth consecutive Serie…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Jake Gordon bagged a hat-trick as the Waratahs claimed a comprehensive 45-12 bonus-point victory over the Reds in Sydney. The in-form Reds were clear-cut favourites to triumph over the battling Waratahs. But the match prediction and how the match actually transpired were vastly different. The hosts made…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester City are into the quarter-finals of the Champions League after an occasionally tense but ultimately comfortable win over Real Madrid. Raphael Varane was at fault for both goals, scored by Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus. City extended their 2-1 aggregate lead through Raheem Sterling's close-range finish…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. First Test, Emirates Old Trafford (day three of five) Pakistan 326 & 137-8: Shafiq 29, Stokes 2-11, Woakes 2-11 England 219: Pope 62, Buttler 38, Yasir 4-66 England are clinging on in the first Test against Pakistan after a Ben Stokes-led fightback on a fluctuating third day…
Photo Credit:Mercedes. Lewis Hamilton headed team-mate Valtteri Bottas for Mercedes in second practice at the 70th Anniversary GP. Hamilton was 0.176 seconds ahead of Bottas but on different tyres. Mercedes were assessing which tyres might be most suitable for qualifying as teams struggled with durability in high temperatures at Silverstone.…
File Photo. World number five Elina Svitolina and world number seven Kiki Bertens have become the latest players to pull out of the US Open. In a statement, Ukraine's Svitolina, a semi-finalist last year, said she did not feel comfortable travelling to the US "without putting her team and herself…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Arsenal are closing in on a deal for Chelsea midfielder Willian. The Brazilian, who is 32 on Sunday, is out of contract once Chelsea's Champions League campaign is over. There is no agreement yet but it looks increasingly likely Willian will follow compatriot David Luiz in moving…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Premier Soccer League (PSL) Boss Irvin Khoza has confirmed the start date for the upcoming 2020/21 season. In a virtual press conference held in Johannesburg on Friday, Khoza also revealed when the transfer window will open. Khoza says the new campaign will kick off on Tuesday, 9…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Tiger Woods shot his lowest opening round in a major since 2012 with a two-under-par 68 at the US PGA Championship in San Francisco. The 15-time major winner played alongside Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy, who finished level par at the year's first major at TPC Harding Park.…
Photo Credit:Sunshine Tour. Realising the devastating economic impact that the national lockdown restrictions has had on all sports, Betway South Africa is committed to playing its part in ensuring the sport of golf can resume in the safest way possible, from the month of August. In partnership with the Sunshine…
Photo Credit:LiverpoolFC P.remier League clubs have voted against continuing to allow five substitutions in a match for the 2020-21 season. The rule was brought in when the 2019-20 top-flight season restarted in June, having been halted for three months because of the coronavirus pandemic. For next season, the league will…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Inter Milan have completed the permanent signing of Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez on a three-year deal. The Chile international, 31, joined the Serie A side on a season-long loan in August 2019. He scored four goals in 29 appearances in all competitions. Inter are expected to…
Photo Credit:Mercedes. Valtteri Bottas has secured a new contract to stay at Mercedes in 2021. The Finn, 30, is likely to partner Lewis Hamilton, although the six-time world champion has not yet agreed a new deal with the team. Bottas said: “I’m very happy to stay with Mercedes in 2021…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Manchester City have completed the signing of Bournemouth centre-back Nathan Ake in a £40m deal. Netherlands international Ake, who has signed a five-year contract at Etihad Stadium, described joining Pep Guardiola's side as a "dream". "Pep is a manager admired across the world, what he's done in…
File Photo. The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in no school sport happening in the near future and coaches are looking for alternative ways in which to keep active, expand their knowledge and find innovative ways to keep their young athletes fit. Sports Public Relations organisation, Intune Communications, acknowledges the position…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Bafana Bafana star Percy Tau will spend another season in Belgium after joining 34-time champions Anderlecht on loan for the 2020/21 campaign. Anderlecht announced the move on their official Twitter account. "Percy is a player who already knows our capital and the league," Sporting director Peter Verbeke…
Photo Credit:Sunshine Golf. Professional golf is back on South African fairways, with the Sunshine Tour set to resume its schedule this August with a new Gauteng swing of five tournaments that will be known as the Rise-Up Series. The Rise-Up Series will feature five 54-hole tournaments each with a purse…
File Photo. Defending champion Rafael Nadal has decided not to play the US Open later this month because the coronavirus pandemic is "not under control". Spanish world number two Nadal, 34, has not entered the tournament, which takes place in New York from 31 August. "The health situation is very…
Twitter.com/OfficialCSA. Select Committee on Education, Technology, Sports, Arts and Culture, has called on South African Rugby and Cricket South Africa to cleanse their images of the racism tag. “The stories told by black professional athletes is concerning, and could lead many to conclude that nothing has been achieved. This is…
Photo Credit:Veli Nhlapo. Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed the suspension of Football Manager Bobby Motaung up to August 31 over a breach of the club’s Covid-19 policies. Bobby was caught on camera allegedly flouting lockdown regulations. Following an internal investigation, the club have decided to act. “As part of our policies…
Photo Credit:Gallo Images. Tsholofelo Lejaka has resigned as the chief executive officer of Boxing South Africa. Lejaka's five-year term was to end next year but according to Sowetan,Peter Ngatane‚ the BSA chairman‚ declined to comment on whether the regulatory body is now operating without a CEO. “I can’t comment on…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Former Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas has retired from football at the age of 39. Casillas made 725 appearances for Real during a 16-year career at the Bernabeu, winning three Champions League titles and five La Liga crowns. He also helped Spain win the 2010…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Chelsea forward Pedro has undergone successful surgery after dislocating his shoulder during his side's FA Cup final loss to Arsenal. Pedro, 33, who came on as a second-half substitute, collided with Gunners goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez in the closing stages of the match. The Spain forward is leaving…
File Photo. Justin Thomas returned to world number one by winning the WGC-St Jude Invitational in Memphis. The American began four shots behind leader Brendon Todd but won by three from Brooks Koepka, Phil Mickelson, Daniel Berger and Englishman Tom Lewis. Defending champion Koepka birdied 17 to get within one…
Twitter.com/OfficialCSA. Cricket South Africa (CSA) director of cricket (DOC) Graeme Smith has once again defended his decision to appoint Mark Boucher as head coach of the Proteas. In December 2019, shortly after Smith was named interim DOC, Boucher was unveiled as head coach of the national side less than two…
File Photo. The Indian Premier League (IPL) will be played in the UAE from 19 September, tournament organisers have confirmed. The 53 matches, including the final on 10 November, will be played across Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. There will also be a Women's T20 Challenge, involving three teams, played…
Photo Credit:FIFA. FIFA president Gianni Infantino will remain in the role while he is a subject of a criminal investigation. Last week,prosecutors in Switzerland launched legal proceedings against Infantino in relation to an alleged secret meeting he held with the Swiss attorney general Michael Lauber. Both men have denied any…
Photo Credit:Mercedes. Lewis Hamilton survived a late scare to win his seventh British Grand Prix in dramatic style. The Brit's tyres completely gave way on the final lap at Silverstone, and he just about nursed the car home in a heart-stopping finale. Bottas got off the line better than Hamilton…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The Blues are not going down without a fight in Super Rugby Aotearoa, producing a comprehensive and impressive 32-21 victory against the Highlanders. Powered by their thrilling young wing Caleb Clarke and sparked by flame-haired halfback Finlay Christie in Dunedin on Sunday, the Blues dominated the physical…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Champions Juventus suffered a first Serie A home defeat in 40 matches, losing to Roma as they finished only one point clear of Inter Milan. Juve secured a ninth consecutive title with two games to go, but end the domestic campaign with only two wins in their…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice as Arsenal came from behind to beat Chelsea and win the Heads Up FA Cup for a record 14th time. At a near-empty Wembley, Chelsea took the lead through Christian Pulisic's composed finished before Aubameyang equalised with a contentious penalty after Cesar Azpilicueta's…
A player has tested positive for Covid-19 at the Ladies Palermo Open, the first professional tournament to be held since sport was halted in March. A strong line-up including top-20 players Petra Martic, Marketa Vondrousova and Maria Sakkari are at the event. The WTA says the tournament will proceed as…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. The Crusaders have returned to winning ways when they inflicted a 32-19 defeat on the battling Chiefs in Hamilton on Saturday. Crusaders did not take kindly to the defeat they suffered by the Hurricanes in Christchurch last week and inflicted their wrath on Warren Gatland’s struggling charges.…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Paris St-Germain beat Lyon on penalties in the French League Cup final to seal a fourth domestic treble in six years. It was the final French League Cup final, with the decision made last September to cancel the tournament after this season, and ended 0-0. After the…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. Chelsea have received a huge boost ahead of the FA Cup final with the news that N'Golo Kante and Willian have both recovered from injury in time to face Arsenal on Saturday. Kante has not played for the Blues since coming off with a hamstring problem during…
The Premier Soccer League have confirmed that the Nedbank Cup semifinals will be played as a double-header at the Orlando Stadium on August 8. The first semi-final will see Baroka FC take on Bloemfontein Celtic at 14h00, before Mamelodi Sundowns clash with Bidvest Wits at 19h00. The time in between…
Photo Credit:Mamelodi Sundowns. The Premier Soccer League have announced the fixtures for the remainder of the 2019-20 Absa Premiership and GladAfrica Championship season. Mamelodi Sundowns will host Orlando Pirates at their temporary Dobsonville Stadium home on Tuesday, 11 August at 6pm CAT (SA, GMT+2),Kaizer Chiefs will take on BidVest Wits…
Photo Credit:Getty Images. A Saudi Arabian-backed consortium has ended its bid to buy Newcastle United. The group, which included Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund PIF, PCP Capital Partners and Reuben Brothers, had agreed a £300m deal to buy the club from Mike Ashley in April. The deal was still being…
Photo Credit:FIFA. Swiss prosecutors have launched legal proceedings against Fifa president Gianni Infantino. It is in relation to an alleged secret meeting the head of world football's governing body held with the Swiss attorney general Michael Lauber. Lauber last week offered to resign after a court said he covered up…
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