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Staff Reporter. Sebastian Vettel will continue at Aston Martin for a second season in 2022 alongside Canadian Lance Stroll. Vettel had a contractual option to take up to continue with the team and the four-time champion has decided to race on in Formula 1 with them. The 34-year-old said he…
By Michael Vlismas. @SunshineTour. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - A golfer who has missed a few cuts never sleeps easy before a tournament, but Merrick Bremner is determined to ensure he enjoys himself when he tees it up in this week's Vodacom Origins of Golf Mount Edgecombe tournament, starting on Thursday. Bremner,…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool had to come from behind to win a Champions League thriller against AC Milan at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp's team laid siege to Milan's goal from the start, taking a deserved early lead when former Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori deflected a cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold into his own…
Staff Reporter. English teenager Jude Bellingham shone for Borussia Dortmund as he opened the scoring in German side's Champions League Group C victory at Besiktas. The 18-year-old midfielder chested Thomas Meunier's lofted ball into his path before firing through keeper Ersin Destanoglu's legs from a tight angle. A smart run…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles testifies during a Senate hearing about the FBI's mishandling of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse investigation [Saul Loeb/Pool via Reuters]. Elite US gymnast Simone Biles has testified before the Senate about abuse she suffered at the hands of disgraced former team doctor, Larry…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Tyrone Winfield. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal – Curwin Bosch found the perfect way to soothe the pain of the Sharks' Carling Currie Cup Final defeat against the Vodacom Bulls when he swapped his kicking boots for golf clubs and played in the official pro-am of this week's…
By Anthony Moruthane. New York, United States, 15 September 2021 - On a superb run this season, Lloyd Harris will put his lofty personal ambitions aside this week when he leads the national team in the Davis Cup by Rakuten World Group II tie between South Africa and Venezuela at…
Staff Reporter. American track and field star Sha’Carri Richardson missed the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for cannabis. Photograph: Getty Images. The World Anti-Doping Agency is to review whether cannabis should remain a banned substance. The move follows American sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson missing the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Defender Pascal Struijk will serve a three-match ban after Leeds United lost their appeal against his red card during the defeat against Liverpool. Struijk was dismissed for a challenge on Harvey Elliott that left the Reds midfielder with a dislocated ankle. Elliott, 18, had surgery on Tuesday …
Staff Reporter Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber has again opted for a six-two split of forwards and backs on the bench where Marco van Staden, Kwagga Smith and Jasper Wiese will again serve as loose-forward cover. The coach made three changes to his match-day squad - one of which was injury…
Staff Reporter. Goals from Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski settled a battle of the big two in Champions League Group E as Bayern Munich claimed a dominant opening-game victory at Barcelona. The German champions controlled the game, with Muller scoring his seventh career goal against Barca courtesy of a first-half…
Staff Reporter. Inspired bowling and unbeaten fifties from Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks helped South Africa sweep the T20I series 3-0 against Sri Lanka with a crushing 10-wicket win on Tuesday. Chasing 121 for victory, South Africa romped home in 14.4 overs with De Kock on 59 and Hendricks…
Staff Reporter. AmaZulu and SuperSport United played out a goalless stalemate in their catch-up DStv Premiership fixture played at the Kings Park Stadium in Durban on Tuesday evening. The result, which saw both teams end the game with 10 men, means Usuthu have still not scored a goal this season…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United suffered a stoppage-time 2-1 defeat away to Young Boys after a calamitous defensive mistake in their Champions League opener in Bern on Tuesday with United States forward Jordan Pefok netted the winner. Cristiano Ronaldo 's early goal put United 1-0 ahead before Aaron Wan-Bissaka picked up…
Staff Reporter. AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss Wednesday's opening Champions League group match at Liverpool with an Achilles tendon problem. Ibrahimovic, who turns 40 in October, made a goalscoring return from injury in Sunday's Serie A win over Lazio. "After the match he had some inflammation," said the…
Staff Reporter. Sri Lanka seamer Lasith Malinga, the most successful bowler in Twenty20 international history, has retired. The 38-year-old, a World Twenty20 winner in 2014, took a record 107 T20 international wickets at 20.79 apiece. He played only T20 internationals, having retired from Tests in 2011, one-day internationals in 2019…
By Clifford Sihlezana. South Africa’s leading cricket development programme - KFC Mini-Cricket - continues its great start of season as the annual KFC Mini-Cricket provincial seminar continues on its journey through the country as it moves to the Easterns Cricket Union at Willowmoore Park in Benoni this Friday 17th of…
By Michael Vlismas. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal – Kevin Stone's former status as a Sunshine Tour professional and a past winner on the Vodacom Origins of Golf series certainly makes him qualified to give advice on what it will take to win this week's Vodacom Origins of Golf tournament at Mount Edgecombe…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates star Thembinkosi Lorch has undergone surgery after suffering a 'freak accident' at home, the club has confirmed. Lorch has been a notable absentee from the Pirates squad of late and after their 1-0 win over Swallows in the original Soweto derby this weekend, co-coach Fadlu Davids…
Staff Reporter. The Momentum Proteas secured their first series win in the Caribbean when they chased down 157 with 13.2 overs to spare to complete a eight-wicket win over the West Indies Women to take an unassailable 3-0 lead and win the five-match Women’s one-day international series with a brilliant…
Staff Reporter. Strong teams from around the country will converge on Friday (17th) and Saturday (18 September) at Hutchison Park, Amanzimtoti in Durban for the 2021 ASA Cross Country Championships. The first day will kick-start with the 8-13 years category competition, while the 14-49 years will compete on Saturday 18…
Staff Reporter. Andros Townsend's brilliant goal capped another comeback win for Everton as victory over Burnley moved them level on points with the Premier League's top three. Townsend, a free transfer arrival in the summer, also set up an equaliser for Michael Keane, whose header cancelled out Ben Mee's nodded…
Staff Reporter. Al Ahly’s new signing Percy Tau has been ruled-out of the Egyptian Super Cup game against Tala’a El-Gaish due to injury. Tau completed his move to Al Ahly coming from Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion, becoming the club’s most valuable player at €3 million, according to…
Staff Reporter. Barcelona striker Martin Braithwaite is set to undergo knee surgery. The Denmark international, 30, suffered injury to his left knee in the 2-1 win against Getafe on 29 August. Barcelona said the injury had not responded to "conservative treatment" and he will have surgery in the "coming days."…
Staff Reporter. Jose Mourinho marked his 1,000th game as a manager with a classic Jose Mourinho celebration. He rolled back the years, sprinting down the touchline to celebrate Stephan El Shaarawy's injury-time winner for Roma with his players. Those scenes were reminiscent of the iconic moment when he charged down…
Staff Reporter. Backpagepix. Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter was disappointed with the manner in which his side conceded against Mamelodi Sundowns. Chiefs wasted several opportunities while Lebogang Manyama missed from the spot, as Sundowns rallied to a 2-0 win on Sunday evening. "I have to say we started the game…
Staff Reporter. Zlatan Ibrahimovic returned from four months out injured by becoming Serie A's oldest foreign goalscorer in AC Milan's victory against Lazio. The Swede, 39, tapped in Milan's second goal after Rafael Leao's opener. Late on, Ibrahimovic forcefully rubbed Lucas Leiva's head and Maurizio Sarri ran onto the pitch…
Staff Reporter. Karim Benzema scored a hat-trick as Real Madrid twice came from behind to beat Celta Vigo in their first match at the Bernabeu in 560 days. Benzema scored either side of a Franco Cervi strike after Santi Mina had given the visitors the lead on four minutes. Vinicius…
Staff Reporter. @USOpen. Russia's Daniil Medvedev won his first Grand Slam title by shattering Novak Djokovic's hopes of completing a calendar sweep of the majors in a one-sided US Open final. Second seed Medvedev, 25, lost his two previous Grand Slam finals but was composed throughout a 6-4 6-4 6-4…
Staff Reporter. @GolfDigest. Ian Poulter, Sergio Garcia and Shane Lowry will play for Europe in this month's Ryder Cup against the United States after being named as wildcard picks by captain Padraig Harrington. They join Jon Rahm, Tyrrell Hatton, Paul Casey, Matt Fitzpatrick, Tommy Fleetwood, Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood, Viktor…
Staff Reporter. The 2021 Fifa Club World Cup could be held in South Africa in December. This after Japan pulled out of hosting the prestigious global tournament due to concerns about the spread of Covid-19 in the Asian country. "The Fifa Club World Cup will not be held in Japan…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool kept pace with the Premier League's leading pack as Mohamed Salah's 100th English top-flight goal helped them to victory at Leeds. The game was somewhat marred, though, by a serious injury to young midfielder Harvey Elliott, who was stretchered off following an initially innocuous-looking sliding challenge from…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns made the most of their chances to secure a hard-fought 2-0 league win against Kaizer Chiefs at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Sunday evening. Sundowns made just one alteration to their starting lineup with Themba Zwane replacing Siphelele Mkhulise and Chiefs also made one change to…
Staff Reporter. Thomas Lemar scored a dramatic injury-time winner as La Liga champions Atletico Madrid came from behind to beat newly promoted Espanyol. The France midfielder scored in the 99th minute to give Atletico a third victory from their opening four games. The hosts led from the 40th minute through…
Staff Reporter. McLaren's Daniel Ricciardo won the Italian Grand Prix after a frightening crash between title rivals Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. Red Bull's Verstappen flipped up beside Hamilton as the pair battled for position, the rear of Verstappen's car landing on Hamilton's Mercedes, the halo head protection device possibly…
Staff Reporter. Inter’s Edin Dzeko, left, and Sampdoria’s Omar Colley vie for the ball during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Sampdoria and Inter Milan at the Luigi Ferraris stadium in Genoa, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. (Tano Pecoraro/LaPresse via AP). Sampdoria fought back twice from behind to hold…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Quade Cooper kicked a dramatic penalty after the hooter to help Australia beat world champions South Africa in the Rugby Championship. Cooper, who played the last of his 70 Tests in 2017 against Italy, returned to the international fold last month.And the 33-year-old was his side's hero,…
Staff Reporter. Argentina arrived in Australia looking to repeat their historic upset victory over the All Blacks from 10 months ago. Instead, they came up against a relentless side who are going from strength to strength under Ian Foster, as the All Blacks showed no mercy during their 39-0 victory…
Staff Reporter. Paris St-Germain made it five wins out of five in Ligue 1 this season as Ander Herrera's double helped them to an emphatic home win over Clermont. PSG were without both Lionel Messi and Neymar following their late return from international duty but were still way too good…
Staff Reporter. Veteran goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune is confident Kaizer Chiefs will pull off a victory at what he terms their "happy hunting ground" when they face DStv Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns at Loftus Stadium on Sunday. Kick off is at 17:00 CAT. Chiefs have won three and drawn the other…
Staff Reporter. The Bulls scored six tries to beat the Sharks at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday to successfully defend their Currie Cup title with a record 34-point margin of victory. The 44-10 scoreline in the Bulls’ favour surpasses the previous record of 33-9 as the biggest winning margin in a…
Staff Reporter. Juventus remain without a victory this season after they lost to Napoli in the side's first game since Cristiano Ronaldo left for Manchester United. Ronaldo, who helped Juventus win Serie A twice in three seasons, rejoined United in a £12.8m deal on transfer deadline day and scored twice…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @USOpen. Emma Raducanu ended Britain's 44-year wait for a women's Grand Slam singles champion as she beat Leylah Fernandez to win the US Open in the most thrilling style. The 18-year-old ended her scarcely believable run in New York with a 6-4 6-3 win over her 19-year-old…
Staff Reporter. Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku said scoring at Stamford Bridge is something he has dreamed about since he was a child, after netting twice in Chelsea's win over Aston Villa. The Belgian scored his first ever goals at the stadium either side of a Mateo Kovacic strike as Thomas…
Staff Reporter. Bayern Munich moved up to second in the Bundesliga with an emphatic 4-1 win at last term's runners-up RB Leipzig. Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring for Bayern, recorded his sixth goal of the campaign with a penalty. Teenager Jamal Musiala volleyed the second shortly after the break, before…
Staff Reporter. Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice on his return to Manchester United as the hosts eventually cruised to victory against Newcastle to send Old Trafford into raptures. Cheered from the moment he left the team coach on its arrival at the ground, throughout the warm-up and then once the game…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates secured a 1-0 win over their Soweto rivals, Swallows FC, in a 2021/22 DStv Premiership match at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday. The matchday three result moved Pirates to the top of the league standings, while Swallows are placed 10th on the log. Swallows were looking…
Staff Reporter. Benni McCarthy attacked his side’s lack of desire after they slipped to a 1-0 home defeat against Malawi’s Nyasa Big Bullet’s in their Caf Champions League preliminary qualifying first leg on Friday. The result leave’s Amazulu, who are making a first ever appearance in continental competition, hanging by…
Staff Reporter. Odsonne Edouard scored twice on his debut to help Crystal Palace to a comprehensive 3-0 Premier League win over 10-man Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park on Saturday. Wilfried Zaha set the Eagles on their way, rolling in from the spot after Ben Davies was penalised for handball, before…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates will be looking to record their first win of the season when they welcome their Soweto neighbours, Swallows FC, to Orlando Stadium in a PSL encounter on Saturday. Kick-off is at 3:00 pm CAT. remain winless this season having recorded their second successive draw in the…
Staff Reporter. England-based players have been cleared to play for their clubs this weekend after complaints about their failure to report for international duty were dropped. Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Paraguay had invoked a Fifa rule which would have meant players not released for the recent South American World Cup…
By Anthony Moruthane With less than three days to go before the Jozi Open, Tennis South Africa (TSA) has announced the players on whom it has bestowed wild cards. The inaugural Jozi Open, a combined International Tennis Federation (ITF) $25,000 World Tennis Tour event for women and men, gets underway…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Brazilian football legend Pele remains in intensive care but is making a satisfactory recovery after having surgery for a suspected colon tumour. The 80-year-old is being treated at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo. His medical team said that he was "conscious, conversing actively and…
Staff Reporter. World number one Novak Djokovic won a gruelling five-setter against Alexander Zverev to set up a US Open final against Daniil Medvedev and keep his bid for a calendar Grand Slam on track. Russian second seed Medvedev had earlier kept alive his hopes of a first major title…
Staff Reporter. A quickfire 48 by Aiden Markram and disciplined bowling helped South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 28 runs in the first T2oI in Colombo on Friday. Markram’s 33-ball knock guided the Proteas to 163-5, a total they defended by restricting Sri Lanka to 135-6 to lead the three-match…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Julian Nagelsmann, Marcel Sabitzer and Dayot Upamecano return to their former stomping ground this weekend when FC Bayern München travel to a RB Leipzig side who have so far struggled to adapt to those key defections, but have the chance to remedy that in Saturday evening's big…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Tyrone Winfield/Sunshine Tour. Centurion, Gauteng – Jacques Kruyswijk was relieved to finally end a five-year win drought and claim his second Sunshine Tour title in the Sunshine Tour Invitational at Centurion Country Club on Friday. Kruyswijk closed with a 67, and then watched as Albert…
Staff Reporter. England's fifth Test against India at Old Trafford has been cancelled after a number of the tourists' backroom staff tested positive for Covid-19. India were unable to field a team because they fear further cases spreading through their squad. The England and Wales Cricket Board said: "We send…
Staff Reporter. Ruswahl Samaai and Akani Simbine closed out South Africa’s World Athletics Diamond League campaigns in the series final in Zurich, Switzerland on Thursday. After crashing out in the qualifying round of the men's long jump at the Tokyo Olympic Games last month, Samaai had bounced back to take…
By Michael Vlismas. The Sunshine Tour is proud to announce a new partnership with Jaguar Land Rover South Africa in conjunction with Jaguar Land Rover Centurion, as the official vehicle partner, that will take South African professional golf to the next level in the years ahead. As part of their…
Staff Reporter. Lionel Messi has overtaken Pele as the leading South American men's goalscorer in international matches with a hat-trick in Argentina's World Cup qualifier win against Bolivia. Scoring all the goals in the 3-0 win in Buenos Aires brought Messi's total for Argentina to 79 in 153 games. Brazil…
Staff Reporter. Canadian teenager Leylah Fernandez shocked another high-ranked opponent in second seed Aryna Sabalenka to reach the US Open final - where she will face 18-year-old Briton Emma Raducanu. Unseeded Fernandez, who turned 19 on Monday, won 7-6 (7-3) 4-6 6-4 to edge a tense semi against the Belarusian.…
Staff Reporter. The South African cricket selectors have left Andile Phehlukwayo out of the Proteas’ T20 squad to contest the World Cup in the UAE and Oman in October and November. The all-rounder has struggled with form of late, with the selectors opting rather for Wiaan Mulder and Dwaine Pretorius,…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. German footballer Jerome Boateng has been found guilty of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, and has been ordered to pay a €$1.8m (£1.5m) fine. He had denied injuring the mother of his twin daughters, named as Sherin S, during an argument on holiday in 2018. She told the…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Tyrone Winfield/Sunshine Tour. Centurion, Gauteng – When the swing changes he's been working on finally fell into place for Albert Venter, they did so with a glorious 62 that has put him top of the leaderboard going into Friday's final round of the Sunshine Tour…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Japan has pulled out of hosting the Club World Cup in December because of Covid-19 restrictions in the country. Fifa said the Japanese Football Association (JFA) told them on Thursday that "it is no longer in a position" to host the competition. The annual tournament features the…
Staff Reporter. India have cancelled Thursday's optional training session after another positive Covid-19 test result among their coaching staff. Players have been told to stay in their hotel rooms after having fresh tests on Thursday morning, with a spokesperson for the India team telling BBC Sport "everyone is being tested…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has provided an injury update on the likes of Lebogang Manyama, Leonardo Castro and Dumisani Zuma ahead of this weekend's clash against Mamelodi Sundowns. In their first match since the conclusion of the September international break, Chiefs are set to return to action…
Staff Reporter. Novak Djokovic will continue his bid to win all four Grand Slams in the same year against Olympic champion Alexander Zverev in Friday's US Open semi-final. The world number one came from a set down to beat Italy's Matteo Berrettini 5-7 6-2 6-2 6-3 in the last eight.…
Staff Reporter. Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt says it is "too late" for a comeback but admits he has "got that itch" for a dramatic return to the sport. The Jamaican, 35, ended his glittering track and field career in 2017. He says he was tempted by a possible return…
Staff Reporter. Nice have been docked two points, one of which is suspended, and must replay their Ligue 1 game with Marseille after crowd trouble led to the match on 22 August being abandoned. Marseille's Dimitri Payet was hit by a bottle and threw it back into the crowd,causing fans…
Staff Reporter. @GeoffBurke. Lloyd Harris' impressive run at the US Open ended at the hands of Alexander Zverev on Wednesday with the German fourth seed winning their quarter-final clash in straight sets. German fourth seed Zverev, 24, won 7-6 (8-6) 6-3 6-4 in just over two hours. Zverev, who trailed…
Staff Reporter. Wales' hopes of qualifying automatically for the 2022 World Cup look to be all but over after they were held to a deeply frustrating goalless draw at home to group minnows Estonia. Despite an initially celebratory atmosphere at Cardiff City Stadium as it hosted an international match without…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Former Portugal and Iran boss Carlos Queiroz has been appointed as Egypt national team’s new manager, replacing Hossam El-Badry. El-Badry was sacked as the Pharaoh’s head coach following the team’s 1-1 draw with Gabon in the World Cup qualifiers. Despite not losing a single game, the former…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. The United States Ryder Cup team will have six rookies after captain Steve Stricker selected four debutants among his picks to face Europe in September. Stricker chose Daniel Berger, Scottie Scheffler, Harris English and Xander Schauffele among his six wildcards. Collin Morikawa and Patrick Cantlay qualified and…
Staff Reporter. Eight Premier League players will be stopped from playing for their clubs this weekend after Brazilian football authorities triggered a Fifa rule to prevent them appearing. Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United and Leeds United will all be affected. Players not released for an international window can be…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Tyrone Winfield/Sunshine Tour. Veteran Sunshine Tour professional Adilson da Silva found himself amongst the younger trio of Estiaan Conradie, Michael Palmer and Jaco van Zyl when he joined them at the top of the first-round leaderboard at the Sunshine Tour Invitational at Centurion Country Club…
Staff Reporter. Duane Vermeulen will make his first appearance for the Springboks since the 2019 Rugby World Cup final when South Africa resume their Rugby Championship campaign on Sunday against Australia at Robina Stadium in Gold Coast. The experienced No 8 – who joined the Springbok squad at the start…
Staff Reporter. Cricket South Africa (CSA) have confirmed a full tour for the Proteas men to England that will include three One-Day Internationals (ODIs), T20 Internationals and test matches from 19 July to 12 September 2022. Riverside, Old Trafford and Headingley will play host to the ODI series, Bristol, Sophia…
Staff Reporter. @USTA. Teenager Leylah Fernandez produced another fearless performance to beat Elina Svitolina and set up a US Open semi-final with Aryna Sabalenka. Canada's Fernandez, who turned 19 on Monday, showed all of her devastating power to win a tense tie-break 6-3 3-6 7-6 (7-5) in New York. Svitolina,…
Staff Reporter. @Euro2020. Antoine Griezmann scored twice as France beat Finland in their 2022 World Cup qualifier to get back to winning ways. The reigning world champions had to come from behind in their last two qualifiers to draw with Bosnia-Herzegovina and Ukraine. Victory was never in doubt in this…
Staff Reporter. @USOpen. Second seed Daniil Medvedev ended qualifier Botic van de Zandschulp's battling run to reach the US Open semi-finals and keep his bid for a maiden Grand Slam trophy alive. The Russian raced through to a two-set lead but Van de Zandschulp, despite looking exhausted, hit back. The…
Staff Reporter. Portugal cruised to a 3-0 victory away to Azerbaijan in World Cup qualifying on Tuesday to move top of Group A. Portugal were without Cristiano Ronaldo, who was suspended after picking up a yellow card while celebrating his second goal in their last-gasp 2-1 victory over Ireland last…
Staff Reporter. England forward Jesse Lingard has rejected a contract offer from Manchester United. It is understood Lingard has concerns about how often he is likely to play this season, especially since the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo. Lingard, who scored twice in Sunday's World Cup win against Andorra, impressed during…
Staff Reporter. Debutant spinner Maheesh Theekshana claimed four wickets as Sri Lanka hammered South Africa by 78 runs in the third ODI to clinch the series 2-1 on Tuesday. Theekshana, an off-spinner with a lethal carrom ball, returned figures of 4-37 as the hosts bowled out South Africa for 125…
Staff Reporter. The much-awaited ASA Cross Country Championships next week has now been expanded to a two-day event and will be held on 18 and 19 September 2021 at Hutchison Park in Amanzimtoti at the seaside city of Durban. The championships will now host the 8 to13 years in addition…
By Anthony Moruthane. Rising international star Lloyd Harris will spearhead a strong South African team packed with a mix of youth and experience in their Davis Cup by Rakuten World Group II tie against Venezuela next week. A five-member national squad was named by SA captain Christo van Rensburg on…
Staff Reporter. File:George Russell fist bumps with Lewis Hamilton after finishing second in qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix (John Thys/AP). George Russell will partner Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes from next season, the team have announced. The 23-year-old Briton replaces Valtteri Bottas, whose move to Alfa Romeo from 2022 was…
By Michael Vlismas. @SunshineTour. Centurion, Gauteng – Jayden Schaper’s decision to return home from Europe and build his confidence on the Sunshine Tour has already shown rewards in his finishes of ninth and second in his last two tournaments. He’ll continue with that process in this week’s Sunshine Tour Invitational,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. This week, Blue Bulls Rugby Union President Willem Strauss will do what he normally does before a big final for the Vodacom Bulls. He'll phone coach Jake White 10 times and ask if everything's on track. He'll phone CEO Edgar Rathbone 10 times and ask if everything…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Brazil legend Pele has had surgery to remove a tumour from his colon. Following reports that the 80-year-old had been in hospital for six days, he posted on social media on Monday, saying he had surgery to remove the "suspicious lesion" last Saturday. "Fortunately, I'm used…
Staff Reporter. Novak Djokovic was again made to fight hard as he beat American wildcard Jenson Brooksby to reach the US Open quarter-finals and keep his calendar Grand Slam hopes alive. The world number one overcame a poor first set to win a bruising encounter 1-6 6-3 6-2 6-2. He…
Staff Reporter. South Africa have moved to the top of Group G in Africa’s 2022 World Cup Qualifying after a late Bongokuhle Hlongwane goal saw them defeat Ghana 1-0 at the FNB Stadium. Bafana Bafana moved to four points – leapfrogging the Black Stars, who remain on three – at…
Staff Reporter. @USOpen. Olympic champion Belinda Bencic came through a punishing match against Iga Swiatek to reach the US Open quarter-finals in humid New York conditions. The Swiss, 24, won a mammoth first set tie-break to set up a 7-6 (14-12) 6-3 win over the seventh-seeded Pole. The first set…
Staff Reporter. England's batting disintegrated in the face of an inspired India, who won the fourth Test by 157 runs to take a 2-1 lead in the series. Set an unlikely 368 for victory or, more realistically, batting out the fifth day, England were dismissed for 210 on a blameless…
Staff Reporter. Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin has rejected the idea of holding the World Cup every two years, saying it would "dilute" the tournament. Fifa is holding a feasibilty study into a biennial men's and women's World Cup following a proposal from the Saudi Arabian football federation in May. The…
Staff Reporter. Fifa says it "regrets" the scenes leading to the suspension of Brazil and Argentina's World Cup qualifier which stopped "millions of fans" from enjoying the game. Sunday's match was abandoned just after kick-off after Brazilian health officials objected to the participation of three Argentine players they say broke…
Staff Reporter. @USOpen. Canadian teenager Leylah Fernandez continued her remarkable US Open run as she beat 2016 champion Angelique Kerber to advance to the quarter-finals. On the eve of her 19th birthday, Fernandez backed up her win over Naomi Osaka with a 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 victory over Germany's Kerber.…
Staff Reporter. Romelu Lukaku celebrated his 100th Belgium cap with his 67th international goal in a comfortable win over the Czech Republic in World Cup qualifying. The Chelsea striker, 28, raced onto a Hans Vanaken through ball to score with a first-time finish from the edge of the box. Vanaken…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Patrick Cantlay birdied the 18th hole at East Lake to win the Tour Championship, FedEx Cup title and $15m (£10.9m) first prize in Atlanta. The American hit a closing one-under-par 69 to finish on 21 under, one shot ahead of world number one and US Open champion…
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