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Staff Reporter. Cape Town City and SuperSport United earned their first point of the 2021/22 DStv Premiership season after playing to a 0-0 draw in their season’s opening match at Athlone Stadium in Cape Town. City made a great start to the game with Douglas Mapfumo having the first attempt…
Staff Reporter. World number one Ashleigh Barty reached her sixth final of 2021 at the Cincinnati Open with a straight-set win over Angelique Kerber. The Australian, who won Wimbledon in July for her second Grand Slam title, prevailed 6-2 7-5 over German Kerber. Barty, 25, has not yet dropped a…
Staff Reporter. The Springboks continued their unbeaten run in the Rugby Championship as they overpowered Argentina to claim a 29-10 victory in Gqeberha on Saturday. The victory edged the Springboks to the top of the Rugby Championship table amid still so many questions around the future of the 2021 season.…
Staff Reporter. @BvB. Jude Bellingham played a part in a Borussia Dortmund goal and hit the post but could not stop them slipping to a Bundesliga defeat at Freiburg. Outstanding goals early in each half from Vincenzo Grifo and Roland Sallai gave the home side control but Dortmund had hope…
Staff Reporter. The Sharks booked their place in the Currie Cup semi-finals with a 56-14 thrashing of the Lions at Ellis Park on Saturday. The result moved the second-placed Sharks to 40 points on the log, a near-unassailable position as the third-placed Pumas are on 32 points with one game…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City's £100m man Jack Grealish scored on his home debut as the reigning Premier League champions returned to winning ways by thrashing newly-promoted Norwich. Shaking off three successive defeats bridging this season and last, Pep Guardiola's side assumed complete control from minute one against the outmatched Canaries.…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates were held to a 2-2 draw by Stellenbosch FC in their DStv Premiership opener at Orlando Stadium on Saturday. Happy Jele, Gabadinho Mhango and debutants Goodman Mosele and Bandile Shandu came into the Pirates side, with Mandla Ncikazi and Fadlu Davids in the dugout after Josef…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @WorldAthletics. World Athletics president Sebastian Coe says the rules that bar female athletes with high levels of testosterone from participating in events between 400m and a mile are "here to stay". It comes after a correction to 2017 data which was part of the evidence used to…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool's first home game of the season ended in a 2-0 win over Burnley on Saturday, with Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane on target. In front of a packed Anfield for the first time in 17 months, Jurgen Klopp's side followed up last week's 3-0 win at Norwich…
Staff Reporter. The SA team continued to add to their growing medal haul at the World Athletics U20 Championships on Friday, securing two more podium places on the third day of competition in Nairobi, Kenya. Mine de Klerk opened her account in style, earning silver in the women's discus throw…
Staff Reporter. Paris St-Germain were without a number of star players, including new signing Lionel Messi and Neymar, but still had too much for Brest as they made it three wins out of three to top Ligue 1. Ander Herrera's volley and a Kylian Mbappe header put PSG in control…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @WorldAthletics. A study that was the basis for testosterone regulation in women’s track events—and which prevented South African two-time gold medalist Caster Semenya from competing in the Tokyo Olympics—has been corrected by its publishers. The correction says that the influential study overstated the competitive advantage conferred by…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns got their title defence off to a winning start with a 1-0 victory over AmaZulu in the opening game of the 2021/22 DStv Premiership season at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Tshwane on Friday. Themba Zwane scored the only goal of the match on the cusp of…
Staff Reporter. @Benzema. Club captain Karim Benzema has signed a one-year contract extension with Real Madrid keeping him at the Bernabeu until 2023. The deal will take the striker into his 14th year with the Spanish club. Benzema, 33, arrived at the Bernabeu in 2009 and has scored 281 goals…
Staff Reporter Royal AM head coach John Maduka says he's looking forward to the start of their debut season in the DStv Premiership. Over the past five days, Bloemfontein Celtic, his former club has been sold to businesswomen Shauwn Mkhize, renamed and relocated to Kwa-Zulu Natal. "It's been a very…
Staff Reporter. SA Rugby is prepared to host the remainder of the Rugby Championship matches in South Africa, following the cancellation of the Springboks’ scheduled fixtures in New Zealand. Sanzaar announced overnight that the latest outbreaks of Covid-19 in Australia and New Zealand had caused massive disruption to the match…
Staff Reporter. 20-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal will miss the US Open after the Spaniard ended his 2021 season because of a foot injury. The injury caused Nadal to miss the Cincinnati Masters and Canadian Open last week. Defending champion Dominic Thiem and five-time winner Roger Federer have also…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Tyrone Winfield/Sunshine Tour. Pretoria – Estiaan Conradie claimed his maiden Sunshine Tour title when he won the SunBet Challenge hosted by Time Square Casino at Wingate Park Country Club on Friday, and his dad was there to receive a pin flag from the 18th green…
Staff Reporter. @PSG. Lionel Messi must wait to make his much-anticipated debut for Paris St-Germain after being left out for Friday's Ligue 1 game at Brest. The six-time Ballon d'Or winner, 34, joined PSG on a free transfer last week after leaving Barcelona because of their financial difficulties. He has…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic has tested positive for coronavirus and will miss Sunday's Premier League game at Arsenal. The United States international had not been training this week and Blues boss Thomas Tuchel confirmed that the midfielder was self isolating. "He is not training or available…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The 2021/22 Bundesliga season is underway, kick-starting in style last weekend as fans returned to stadiums. Goals were in abundance and both Robert Lewandowski and Erling Haaland got on the scoresheet. Matchday 2 is sure to be a special weekend of action, especially for fans in North…
Staff Reporter. South Africa joined in as enthusiastic partners to the global WeThe15 campaign which was launched on Thursday, with the campaign aspiring to be the biggest ever human rights movement to represent the world's 1.2-billion persons with disabilities. Launched ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, WeThe15 aims to…
Staff Reporter. Jose Mourinho's spell as Roma boss started with a win at Turkish side Trabzonspor in the Europa Conference League play-off first leg. Captain Lorenzo Pellegrini gave Roma the lead when he converted Henrikh Mkhitaryan's cross. Andreas Cornelius came off the bench to head in an equaliser for Trabzonspor.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @WorldAthletics. Sprint sensation Benjamin Richardson earned South Africa's second medal on Thursday, on Day 2 of the World Athletics U20 World Championships in Nairobi, Kenya. Richardson, who lined up among the favourites after displaying great form in the heats and semifinals the day before, grabbed silver in…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Tyrone Winfield/Sunshine Tour. Pretoria – The long journey back from hip surgery finally showed signs of being over for Estiaan Conradie as he moved to the top of the leaderboard with one round to go in the SunBet Challenge hosted by Time Square Casino at…
Staff Reporter. Sanzaar are reportedly mulling a drastic and radical move for the rest of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship to Europe, after the newest Covid outbreak in both Australia and New Zealand has put the tournament in jeopardy. While Sanzaar still haven’t been able to confirm venues past this…
Staff Reporter. Al Ahly head coach Pitso Mosimane promised that the team will keep fighting for the Egyptian Premier League title despite the difficulty of their situation. The Reds were held to a null draw by El-Gaish on Tuesday, which put their league title hopes in jeopardy and neared Zamalek…
Staff Reporter. @PSG. Paris St-Germain is set to decide if Lionel Messi will make his much-anticipated debut in Friday's Ligue 1 game at Brest. The six-time Ballon d'Or winner, 34,joined PSG on a free transfer last week after leaving Barcelona because of their financial difficulties. He has yet to play…
Staff Reporter. Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos kept to his promise of an emphasis on youth, naming a 31-man preliminary squad for the team’s first two 2022 World Cup qualifiers. Broos takes charge of his first two matches against Zimbabwe in Harare on Friday, September 3 (kickoff 3pm), and Ghana…
Staff Reporter. @PL. Leicester City winger Harvey Barnes has signed a new deal to commit him to the club until 2025. The academy graduate has made 101 appearances for the Foxes in all competitions, scoring 21 goals. Barnes joined the Club aged nine, making his professional debut against FC Porto…
Staff Reporter. South African golf icon Gary Player has paid a moving tribute to his late wife, Vivienne, who lost her battle with cancer on Wednesday. Vivienne was being treated at a facility in Santa Barbara in the USA. The couple were married for 64 years. Player, one of the…
Staff Reporter. @Reuters. Naomi Osaka says she felt "ungrateful" at points during the last year for being unable to appreciate her success. The world number two was speaking after beating American teenager Coco Gauff at the Cincinnati Open on Wednesday. She also discussed her reasons for withdrawing from the French…
Staff Reporter. Defending US Open champion Dominic Thiem will miss this year's tournament and the rest of the 2021 season with a wrist injury. The Austrian, 27, withdrew from Wimbledon and has not played since the Mallorca Open in June, where he sustained the injury. He said it was a…
Staff Reporter. DStv on Wednesday revealed its latest campaign calling all soccer faithful’s to experience the best in local football as the DStv Premiership kicks off on Friday. Babize Bonke was DStv’s popular call to all South Africans to come together in the experience of a common passion and love…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Mire Reinstorf winner Pole Vault 2021 World Athletics U20 Day1_Evening Session:Photo Credit: Roger Sedres for World Athletics. Mire Reinstorf delivered in spectacular fashion on Wednesday, securing the SA team's first medal on the opening day of the World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya. Reinstorf cleared 4.15m…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Tyrone Winfield/Sunshine Tour. Pretoria – Trevor Fisher Jnr. was delighted to lead the first round of the SunBet Challenge hosted by Time Square Casino after what he's described as a "challenging" past two years of trying to rediscover his game. Fisher Jnr. opened with a…
By Andra Ferreira Nel, CSI Manager at KFC South Africa. "When a woman rises, the world rises" This women’s month KFC pays homage to the women who selflessly give their time to better their communities and the world around them through their volunteering efforts. KFC recognises that volunteers are often…
Staff Reporter. @Hkane. Harry Kane will not play for Tottenham in Thursday's Europa Conference League play-off first leg against Pacos de Ferreira. The England striker, who reportedly wants to leave the club, was not part of the group who flew on Wednesday to Portugal for the game. Kane, 28, also…
By Anthony Moruthane. @TSA. Tennis South Africa (TSA) has announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Richard Glover, will step down from his position at the end of 2021. Glover has decided not to extend his contract, as he feels this is the natural end of his leadership cycle, and that…
Staff Reporter. SuperSport United have confirmed the arrival of experienced defender Buhle Mkhwanazi, who has joined the side days before the start of their DStv Premiership campaign. The former Bafana Bafana centre-back has been without a club since the sale of BidVest wits at the end of last season, having…
Staff Reporter. This season's Japanese Grand Prix, planned for 8-10 October, has been cancelled because of a rise in Covid cases in the country. "The decision has been taken by the Japanese government to cancel the race this season due to ongoing complexities of the pandemic," said Formula 1. "Formula…
Staff Reporter. Robert Lewandoski scored twice as Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 to win the German Super Cup on Tuesday, continuing a superb run of form that saw him score 41 goals last season in the Bundesliga. Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer pulled off two great saves to deny Marco…
Staff Reporter. Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has dismissed speculation linking Cristiano Ronaldo with a return to the club. The Juventus forward, 36, has 10 months remaining on his contract in Turin and has been linked with Real, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City. But in a rare move, Ancelotti responded…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @CAF. The 2022 Africa Cup of Nations saw its groups drawn during a star-studded gala Tuesday evening in Yaoundé. Cameroon hosts the pandemic-postponed tournament, from January 9 to February 6, 2022. Cameroon will host Burkina Faso for the tournament - and Group A-opener in Yaoundé on January…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Premier Soccer League chairman Irvin Khoza confirmed that the organisation were assessing the viability of VAR systems. Khoza was speaking in the press conference officially announcing the sad demise of Bloemfontein Celtic in that club's sale to Royal AM. The PSL chairman said the discussion between the…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Striker Tammy Abraham has completed a 40m euro (£34m) move to Italian side Roma from Chelsea. Abraham, Chelsea's joint top scorer last season, joins the Serie A club - managed by former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho - on a five-year deal. It is understood the deal for…
By Michael Vlismas. @SunshineTour. Finding yourself is a common theme in the world at the moment. In the strangest way, Sunshine Tour professional Jaco Prinsloo's search to develop a better version of himself actually took him back to a previous version of himself. And it's translating into one of his…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Bloemfotein Celtic’s move to KwaZulu Natal is complete and the name has officially changed to Royal AM. This is according to the letter written to all clubs by acting CEO, Mato Madlala. Royal AM was involved in a protracted and at times messy legal battle to be…
Staff Reporter. @Reuters. Naomi Osaka broke down in tears before resuming her first news conference since the controversy over refusing to speak to media at the French Open. Osaka became emotional shortly after being asked about "dealing with media in this format" - and the Cincinnati Masters video call was…
Staff Reporter. Central Gauteng Athletics held the last league of 2021 Cross Country season in partnership with the Tsogo Sun Hotels and National Lotteries Commission on Saturday, 14 August 2021 at Alberton Dam. The 5th league event saw the athletes willing to compete and prepare for provincial championships despite running…
Staff Reporter. Lythe Pillay of Team South Africa competes in the Men's 4x400 metres relay heats on day fourteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 06, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Photo Credit:Getty Images. A full-strength national team will be looking to make an impact against…
Staff Reporter. England produced one of their worst home performances in recent memory to lose the second Test against India by 151 runs at Lord's. From a position where they started the final day as marginal favourites, England's bowling was flayed by the India tail before their batting capitulated to…
Staff Reporter. Barcelona president Joan Laporta has revealed the Spanish club is 1.35bn euros (£1.15bn) in debt, describing the situation as "very worrying". The club's wage bill currently accounts for 103% of total income. Laporta blames predecessor Josep Maria Bartomeu for the debt, accusing him of leaving a "terrible inheritance".…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The semi-finals of the 2021 MTN8 have been confirmed after Golden Arrows, Swallows, Mamelodi Sundowns and Cape Town City FC all advanced to the last four of the knockout competition. In the first semi-final, Arrows will play host to Sundowns in the first leg, while in the…
Staff Reporter. Josef Zinnbauer on Monday resigned as Orlando Pirates head coach with immediate effect. Zinnbauer departs having lifted the 2020 edition of the MTN8 while guiding Pirates to third place last season, securing a place in the CAF Confederation Cup. "I would like to thank the Chairman and management…
Staff Reporter. Spectators will not be allowed at the Tokyo Paralympic Games because of the city's ongoing struggle with coronavirus, organisers have confirmed. The Japanese government has proposed expanding and extending the country's state of emergency, with the Paralympics beginning on 24 August. "We very much regret that this situation…
Staff Reporter. @PGA. Wyndham Championship final leaderboard -15 K Kisner (US), K Na (US), K Si-woo (Kor), A Scott (Aus), R Sloan (Can), B Grace (SA); -14 R Henley (US), W Simpson (US), K Streelman (US) Selected others:-13 J Rose (Eng), R Sabbatini (Svk); -11 R Knox (Sco), B Taylor…
Staff Reporter. Roger Federer says he will be sidelined for "many months" as he prepares to have further knee surgery. The 40-year-old Swiss, a 20-time Grand Slam champion, had two knee operations last year. In a video post on Instagram, Federer said he hoped the surgery would give him "a…
Staff Reporter. Barcelona won their first LaLiga match of the post-Lionel Messi era with a 4-2 victory that saw Real Sociedad mount a late rally. Their season-opening match at Camp Nou comes after a drama-filled week that saw club legend Messi join Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer. Gerard Pique …
Staff Reporter. Cape Town City secured a hard-fought 2-1 victory over AmaZulu FC in a MTN8 quarterfinal match at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Sunday evening. The result booked City spot in the next round and sealed their place as part of the semifinal line-up where they joined Mamelodi Sundowns,…
Staff Reporter. Ben Stokes celebrates the wicket of Virat Kohli (Photo Credit:Gareth Copley). The second Test is set for a grandstand finale after England made late inroads into the India batting on the fourth day at Lord's. England took three wickets for 20 runs to leave India 181-6, 154 ahead,…
Staff Reporter. Nuno Espirito Santo started his tenure as Tottenham Hotspur manager with a 1-0 win over 2020-21 Premier League champions Manchester City on Sunday. Harry Kane - heavily linked with a move to City - sat out this pulsating encounter but Pep Guardiola wasted no time in throwing in…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns defeated Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 on penalties following a 2-2 draw in a quarter-final match on Sunday afternoon. The victory booked Sundowns spot in the semifinals of the competition alongside Lamontville Golden Arrows and Swallows FC, while the Chiefs bowed out of the tournament. In a game…
Staff Reporter. The Cell C Sharks held on for a 38-31 victory in an error-strewn Carling Currie Cup clash against a battling Toyota Cheetahs at Jonsson Kings Park in Durban on Sunday afternoon. The win sees the Sharks hold onto second place on the Currie Cup log, while cutting the…
Staff Reporter. West Ham United twice came from behind to get their Premier League campaign off to the ideal start by beating Newcastle in a hugely entertaining match at St James' Park. The Hammers trailed 2-1 at half time but staged a remarkable fightback in the second half with goals…
Staff Reporter. File:German football legend Gerd Muller (left) shakes hands with spectators before the start of a friendly between FC Bayern Munich-II and Siliguri Mayor's XI at Kanchenjungha Stadium in Siliguri in January 2009. AFP. Bayern Munich and Germany legend Gerd Muller has died at the age of 75. The…
Staff Reporter. @Diegocosta. Former Atletico Madrid and Chelsea striker Diego Costa has signed for Brazilian league leaders Atletico Mineiro, the Belo Horizonte-based club announced on Sunday. The Spain forward, 32, left Atletico Madrid in December after asking the club to terminate his contract early. It was his second spell at…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns are set to go head to head with Kaizer Chiefs in the pick of this weekend's MTN8 quarterfinal matches on Sunday. Kick-off is at 3pm. The memory of the 2-1 defeat to Chiefs will still be fresh in the minds of Sundowns players as the loss…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Nico Ali Walsh paid tribute to his grandfather Muhammad Ali as he won his debut professional bout wearing a pair of shorts he had given him. The 21-year-old made easy work of the fight, knocking down Jordan Weeks after 70 seconds. The middleweight fight in Catoosa, Oklahoma,…
Staff Reporter. Lionel Messi was introduced to the Paris St-Germain fans before Saturday's win over 10-man Strasbourg. Messi was presented with fellow signings Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Georginio Wijnaldum and Achraf Hakimi. He watched from the stand as Mauricio Pochettino's side made it two Ligue 1 wins from two. Goals…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Karim Benzema picked up where he left off last season by scoring twice to fire Real Madrid to a 4-1 win away to Alaves in their opening game of the LaLiga campaign. Gareth Bale,back from a loan spell at Tottenham, was in former Everton boss Ancelotti's first…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool kicked off their 2021-22 Premier League campaign with a straightforward win over Norwich City at Carrow Road on Saturday. Doigo Jota fired Liverpool in front in the 26th minute, firing a low drive past Norwich keeper Tim Krul to stake Jurgen Klopp's side to a half-time lead…
Staff Reporter. Swallows FC knocked-out title holders Orlando Pirates out of the MTN8, claiming a 2-1 win over their Soweto rivals at Orlando Stadium. The Birds secured the victory thanks to an early brace from Ruzaigh Gamildien, while the Buccaneers pulled one back through Kabelo Dlamini but were unable to…
Staff Reporter. An imperious, unbeaten 180 from England captain Joe Root earned his side a 27-run first-innings lead over India by stumps on day three of this fascinating second Test. Root took full advantage of ideal batting conditions, with Lord's bathed in sunshine, to bring up his 22nd Test ton…
Staff Reporter. New Zealand began the Rugby Championship with a record victory against Australia to claim the Bledisloe Cup, while South Africa beat Argentina in their opener. The All Blacks' 57-22 win at Eden Park was their highest ever points tally against the Wallabies. Later on Saturday, world champions South…
Staff Reporter. Golden Arrows have become the first team to book their spot in the MTN8 semifinals after they defeated SuperSport United 4-3 on penalties (2-2 after extra time) at Princess Magogo Stadium. Arrows looked in trouble trailing 2-1 near the end of extra time, but they were able to…
Staff Reporter. Christian Pulisic fired Chelsea to a 3-0 win at Stamford Bridge on Saturday against Crystal Palace. Marcos Alonso opened the scoring for Thomas Tuchel's side and it was a memorable Premier League debut for Trevor Chalobah who scored in front of the home crowd. Alonso put Chelsea ahead…
Staff Reporter. The Vodacom Blue Bulls put in a monstrous second-half performance to smash the Sigma Lions 48-21 in their Carling Currie Cup matchup at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg on Saturday afternoon. A tight first half saw the Bulls reach the break with just a one-point lead before they…
Staff Reporter. Bruno Fernandes scored an opening-day hat-trick as Manchester United swept Leeds aside with a devastating second-half display. The Portugal midfielder opened the scoring on the half-hour mark at a packed Old Trafford, but Luke Ayling's thunderous strike drew Leeds level early in the second half. Mason Greenwood restored…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Premier Soccer League have approved the sale of Bloemfontein Celtic to Shauwn Mkhize’s Royal AM. This comes after Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila confirmed on Saturday that they had purchased the GladAfrica Championship status of Royal AM. According to documents leaked from the Premier Soccer League, the executive…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GettyImages. Team South Africa has announced 34 athletes for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Paralympics set to take place in Japan. The global showpiece will start on Tuesday, 24 August and end on Sunday, 5 September. "It's a great honour and privilege for me. From a logistical sense,…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United have completed the signing of centre-back Raphael Varane from Real Madrid on a four-year deal. A fee of £34m - which could rise to £42m with add-ons - was agreed for the France international on 26 July. The 28-year-old won three La Liga titles and four…
Staff Reporter. Champions Bayern Munich had to work their way back from a goal down in their Bundesliga season opener on Friday as they earned a 1-1 draw at Borussia Monchengla bach thanks to last season's top scorer Robert Lewandowski. The Bayern forward, who scored an all-time league record 41…
Staff Reporter. @PL. Brentford got the better of Arsenal in the first match of the 2021-22 Premier League season at the Community Stadium in West London on Friday night. Goals either side of half-time from Sergi Canos and Christian Norgaard sent Thomas Frank's side on to a historic win. It…
Staff Reporter. @AFP. England's spirited fightback in the second Test against India was checked by the loss of Rory Burns late on the second day. Burns was lbw to Mohammed Shami for 49, 20 minutes before the close in the gathering gloom at Lord's. Captain Joe Root remained on 48…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns have been given a bye in the first round of the CAF Champions League while AmaZulu are set to take on the Malawian giants. Sundowns will once again not feature in the first preliminary round as they one of the top-ranked sides in the tournament, but…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Sascoc president Barry Hendricks has blamed "miscommunication" for shock news that Team SA's Olympic medallists Tatjana Schoenmaker and Bianca Buitendag would not receive medal incentive bonuses. "We need to explain the miscommunication that occurred," said Hendricks. "The story going was that Sascoc does not support the athletes.…
Staff Reporter. @ManUtd. Raphael Varane will miss Manchester United's opening Premier League game against Leeds on Saturday as the deal is not "100% done yet". United reached an agreement with Real Madrid for Varane on 27 July. The France defender, 28, is in Manchester but missed Friday's league deadline to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The 59th Bundesliga season kicks off on Friday as nine-time defending champions FC Bayern München open the campaign away at Borussia Mönchengladbach. A storied fixture set to be played for the 107th time in the league, it signals a new era as Julian Nagelsmann takes charge of…
By Michael Vlismas. Vodacom has once again thrown its full support behind South African professional golf with the announcement of a significant donation to permanent Sunshine Tour caddies to help alleviate the economic pressures they have suffered during the coronavirus pandemic and specifically the hard lockdown of professional golf in…
Staff Reporter. Fans will not be allowed to attend the US Open qualifying rounds to "ensure the health and safety of all". The main tournament will have capacity crowds when it starts on 30 August. The qualifying week will see "the greatest number" of players and support staff on site,…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has extended his contract with the club until the summer of 2025. The 30-year-old, who was under contract until 2023, follows Trent Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho and Alisson in signing new deals with the club this summer. He played just five league games last…
Staff Reporter. @GalloImages. Amazulu has confirmed the signing of Hendrick Ekstein as well as Kgotso Moleko, two former Kaizer Chiefs players who will be representing the club FC next season. Ekstein, who last played for Chiefs three seasons ago joins after a spell in Azerbaijan, while Moleko was released by…
Staff Reporter. England suffered a demoralising first day of the second Test as a KL Rahul century led India towards a huge total after they were asked to bat first. Rahul played with elegance for 127 not out, growing in stature following his supporting role in an opening stand of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GettyImages. Chelsea have re-signed striker Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan for £97.5m. The 28-year-old Belgian returns to Stamford Bridge on a five-year deal, having left the Blues to join Everton for £28m in 2014. The fee is just short of the British transfer record of £100 paid…
Staff Reporter. Aston Martin have withdrawn their appeal against Sebastian Vettel's disqualification from second place in the Hungarian Grand Prix. The German was thrown out of the results after his car was found to have less than the mandatory one litre of fuel remaining for post-race testing. Aston Martin withdrew…
Staff Reporter. Defending champions Banyana Banyana have been drawn in a tough Group A against Malawi, Angola and Mozambique, in the upcoming COSAFA Women’s Championship that will take place in the Nelson Mandela Bay in the Eastern Cape from 15-26 November 2021. The tournament is a precursor to the 2022…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Royal AM have been found guilty of all charges in their disciplinary committee (DC) hearing regarding failing to honour their four Premier Soccer League (PSL) promotion-relegation playoff matches. "They were found guilty of all charges. I have made written representations as to the appropriate sanctions and the…
Staff Reporter. England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive Tom Harrison says he is "confident" this winter's Ashes tour of Australia will go ahead. England players are seeking assurances that they will be able to be joined by their families in Australia. "People come first. That is our view and…
Staff Reporter. All-rounder Dwaine Pretorius is back in the Proteas squad for the One-Day International and T20 tour of Sri Lanka next month. The Proteas will play three ODIs and three T20s in Colombo, starting 2 September. Pretorius missed both the tours of the West Indies and Ireland because of…
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