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Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Biniam Girmay won stage 10 of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday to create history as the first Black African to win on any of the three grand tours but his celebrations were cut short by a champagne cork. Girmay was struck by the cork in his…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The ICC on Tuesday suspended Proteas batter Zubayr Hamza from all cricket-related activities for a period of nine months after he admitted to an anti-doping rule violation under the apex body's anti-doping code. Hamza provided an out-of-competition sample on January 17, 2022 in Paarl, South Africa, in…
By Gavin Rich. The Cell C Sharks arrived in Belfast late on Monday ahead of their toughest challenge of their Vodacom United Rugby Championship campaign boosted by the presence of a player who could make all the difference to their chances of beating Ulster. A place in the play-off phase…
Staff Reporter. Rafa Nadal has moved to ease concerns about his injury problems ahead of the French Open, posting a picture of himself training in full flow at his academy in Mallorca with the caption: "See you on Wednesday, Paris." The 13-time Roland Garros champion had said last week that…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Temba Bavuma's Proteas T20 squad will make a return to international cricket for the first time since the ICC T20 World Cup in late 2021, when they take on India in a five-match series across five venues in India from 09 to 19 June. Tristan Stubbs has…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool are not blind to the qualities of Kylian Mbappe but will not be drawn into a bidding war for the Paris St Germain striker, manager Juergen Klopp said. The France forward stayed at PSG this season despite interest from Real Madrid and has hit top form with…
Staff Reporter. The WTA released an updated tournament calendar for the 2022 season on Monday, with no events taking place in China and the venue for the season-ending WTA Finals yet to be disclosed. The Tour had said last month it was still working to find a resolution to the…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Mikel Arteta castigated his Arsenal side for throwing away a season's work in a limp 2-0 defeat at Newcastle that looks set to see the Gunners miss out on Champions League football for a sixth successive season. Tottenham remain two points above their north London rivals…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has announced his 37-man preliminary squad that will face Morocco and Zimbabwe in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers next month. South Africa will be up against Morocco and Zimbabwe, playing twice in four days. Thembinkosi Lorch is one of…
Staff Reporter. Cricket South Africa (CSA) has congratulated Momentum Proteas duo Suné Luus and Ayabonga Khaka for their respective honours at the inaugural FairBreak Invitational tournament in Dubai. South Africa's World Cup captain, Luus dispatched the winning runs for the Tornadoes as they successfully chased down 151 to win and…
By Anthony Moruthane. Extending its valuable partnership with Tennis South Africa (TSA), Wiphold has confirmed it will continue to support the local women's game for another year. As part of the new 12-month agreement, which expands on a successful partnership launched in 2018, Wiphold will continue to provide financial assistance,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GettyImages. Elton Jantjies' court case has been postponed to June 3 following his arrest on Sunday. The World Cup-winning flyhalf was detained on Sunday in Johannesburg and charged with causing malicious damage to property while en route home from Turkey over the weekend. Jantjies was released on…
By Gavin Rich. Stefan Ungerer has been included in the DHL Stormers squad for their trip to Wales, where they will play their final Vodacom United Rugby Championship league fixture against Scarlets on Saturday evening. The Windhoek Draught Griquas No9 has been loaned to the Stormers for just one game…
Staff Reporter. Widely-travelled Portuguese coach Jose Peseiro has been appointed manager of Nigeria, the national football federation (NFF) confirmed on Monday. "(Peseiro) has wide and varied experience coaching top clubs and national teams across four different continents, namely Europe, Asia, Africa and South America," the NFF said in a statement.…
Staff Reporter. Iga Swiatek, who won her fifth tournament in a row in Rome on Sunday, will go into the French Open as top seed after consolidating her place as world No 1 on Monday. The 20-year-old Pole, who won the title at Roland Garros in 2020, is over 2,000…
Staff Reporter. Al Ahly and Egypt's legend Mohamed Aboutrika has asked the Al Ahly board to withdraw from the CAF Champions League final and not play the match, stating that Morocco hosting the final is an injustice by CAF. The Egyptian giants made it to the final after a 6-2…
By Michael Vlismas. Investec is proud to confirm the title sponsorship of The SA Open Championship, one of the DP World Tour co-sanctioned tournaments on the Sunshine Tour and the second oldest national Open in golf after The Open Championship. First played in 1903, the four-day, globally televised championship will…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. (AFP) - Lee Kyoung-hoon fired a career-low nine-under-par 63 on Sunday to win the US PGA Tour Byron Nelson tournament for a second straight year at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas. South Korea's Lee, who won his first US tour title at the tournament in suburban…
Staff Reporter. Kylian Mbappe says he has"almost" made up his mind about whether to stay at Paris Saint-Germain or leave the French champions for Real Madrid. "Yes, yes almost" he replied when quizzed about whether he had made a choice yet after picking up his third straight best player of…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Tiger Woods practiced at Southern Hills ahead of the PGA Championship on Sunday, where he said he was "a lot stronger" than he was in his return from severe leg injuries at the Masters, Sports Illustrated reported. The US superstar defied expectations when he teed it…
Staff Reporter. Moroccan club Renaissance Berkane scored three goals from the 79th minute to defeat Democratic Republic of Congo visitors TP Mazembe 4-1 on Sunday and qualify for the Caf Confederation Cup final. Bakr el Helali gave Berkane a 10th-minute lead that lasted just 60 seconds before Phillippe Kinzumbi equalised…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Luis Suarez said he will always have Atletico Madrid in his heart after the striker waved goodbye to the club's home fans following a 1-1 draw against Sevilla on Sunday. The result meant Sevilla finally confirmed their place in LaLiga's top four as a late equaliser…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates advanced to the CAF Confederation Cup final despite suffering a 1-0 loss to Al Ahli Tripoli in the second leg of their semi-final on Sunday night. The visitors were out of the starting blocks as early as five minutes when Mahmoud Okashah came close to breaking…
Staff Reporter. (Reuters) - AC Milan closed in on their first Serie A title in 11 years on Sunday after goals from Rafael Leao and Theo Hernandez earned them a 2-0 win over Atalanta, a victory that moved them five points clear at the top of the standings. With Inter…
By Matthew Howarth. Everton's Premier League survival hopes remain in the balance after Brentford twice came from behind to claim all three points against the Toffees, who had two players sent off at Goodison Park. Leeds's draw at home to Brighton earlier on Saturday meant victory for Everton would have…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Australian Jai Hindley won the first tough mountain stage of the Giro d'Italia on Sunday as Spain's Juan Pedro Lopez just about held the overall leader's pink jersey. Bora rider Hindley edged big guns Romain Bardet, Richard Carapaz and Mikel Landa to the line, while British…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Four-time Bundesliga champions Werder Bremen won promotion to the top division after a one-year absence following a 2-0 victory over Jahn Regensburg on Sunday that sealed second spot in the second division. Niclas Fuellkrug put Werder in the driving seat with a shot off the post…
Staff Reporter. Richards Bay secured their spot in the DStv Premiership for next season, following their 0-0 draw against Cape Town Spurs at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Sunday afternoon. All eyes were on the final day of the GladAfrica Championship, as the race for automatic promotion went down to…
Staff Reporter. Novak Djokovic won his sixth Italian Open title on Sunday after a straight-sets victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas, 6-0, 7-6 (7/5) in Rome. World No 1 Djokovic saw off Monte Carlo Masters champion Tsitsipas to claim the last major tournament before Roland Garros gets underway later this month. The…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Kleinmond, Western Cape – Herman Loubser claimed his maiden Sunshine Tour title when he beat Ockie Strydom in a playoff for the Lombard Insurance Classic at the Arabella Country Estate on Sunday. The Modderfontein golfer, who had to qualify for this tournament…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Manchester City staged a thrilling fightback from two goals down to keep the destiny of the Premier League title in their hands, but Riyad Mahrez's late penalty miss forced the leaders to settle for a dramatic 2-2 draw at West Ham on Sunday. Pep Guardiola's side…
Staff Reporter. Harry Kane's penalty saw off a stubborn Burnley side as Tottenham moved above Arsenal into fourth place and kept the Clarets' survival hopes in the balance. On a tense afternoon in north London with so much at stake at both ends of the table, Kane's spot-kick in first-half…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Iga Swiatek swept to victory at the Italian Open on Sunday, beating Ons Jabeur 6-2, 6-2 to retain the title and claim her fifth tournament crown in a row. World No 1 Swiatek dropped to her knees in tears of joy after winning her 28th match…
Staff Reporter. World Cup winning Springbok and former Lions flyhalf Elton Jantjies has been arrested at OR Tambo International airport on Sunday morning. News24 quoted police spokesperson Colonel Athlenda Mathe on Sunday, who only confirmed that "a 31-year-old man has been arrested at the OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) for…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Caption: Siya Kolisi at the renaming of the main rugby field at Grey High. Picture: @FromTheSideLin4 / Twitter. The main rugby field at Grey High School in Gqeberha will now be known as "The Kolisi Field", named after famous old boy Siya Kolisi. Kolisi attended the ceremony…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke has taken his first managerial job at Australian A-League side Macarthur FC. The 50-year-old has signed a two-year deal and will replace Ante Milicic. Macarthur, known as the Bulls, finished the season in seventh and narrowly missed out on the play-offs.…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - David Okereke scored within the first minute as Venezia frustrated European hopefuls AS Roma 1-1 at the Stadio Olimpico hours after being relegated from Serie A on Saturday. Salernitana's 1-1 draw at Empoli earlier in the day had sent down bottom team Venezia who had rejoined…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates will be looking to reach their fourth continental final when they host Al Ahli Tripoli in the CAF Confederation Cup semi-final, second-leg match at Orlando Stadium on Sunday. Pirates are in complete control of this tie having claimed a 2-0 win over their Libyan opposition in…
Staff Reporter. Jurgen Klopp urged Liverpool to give one last push for the quadruple after they beat Chelsea on penalties in the FA Cup final to keep their history bid alive. Klopp's side won 6-5 in the shoot-out following an enthralling 0-0 draw after extra-time at Wembley on Saturday. Kostas…
Staff Reporter. Andrew Symonds at a recent memorial service for Shane Warne. Picture: Getty Images. (AFP) - Australian cricket was reeling Sunday after swashbuckling former allrounder Andrew Symonds was killed in a car crash – another tragic blow after the recent deaths of fellow greats Shane Warne and Rod Marsh.…
Staff Reporter. Al Ahly have secured a place in the Caf Champions League final after a 2-2 draw with ES Setif at Stade du 5 Juillet in Algiers on Saturday night. The Egyptian giants won the two-legged semifinal tie 6-2 on aggregate, having done all the hard running last weekend…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Ons Jabeur will face Iga Swiatek in the Italian Open final after winning Saturday's thrilling last-four clash with Daria Kasatkina 6-4, 1-6, 7-5. Tunisia's Jabeur became the first Arab or African player to claim a WTA 1000 title with her stunning victory in Madrid, and now…
Staff Reporter. World No 1 Novak Djokovic took his place in the Italian Open final on Saturday by claiming his 1 000th career win in straight sets over Norway's Casper Ruud 6-4, 6-3 in Rome. Djokovic will face Monte Carlo Masters champion Stefanos Tsitsipas in Sunday's final, the Serb's fourth…
Staff Reporter. Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich squandered a two-goal lead to end their season with a 2-2 draw at Vfl Wolfsburg on Saturday but of more concern was confirmation that top striker Robert Lewandowski said he wanted to leave the club. With Lewandowski in the starting line-up after informing the…
By Phil McNulty. Liverpool remain in the hunt for a historic quadruple after winning the FA Cup following another Wembley penalty shootout against Chelsea. Jurgen Klopp's side repeated their Carabao Cup final victory in February, the decisive moment coming when Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson saved Mason Mount's spot-kick, leaving Kostas Tsimikas…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez suggested on Saturday the club’s dire financial situation could force them to consider selling Frenkie de Jong this summer. De Jong joined Barca for €75 million from Ajax in 2019 and while he has been a solid performer and a regular starter…
Staff Reporter. (Reuters) - World number one Iga Swiatek swept aside third-seeded Aryna Sabalenka 6-2 6-1 in a lopsided contest in Rome on Saturday to advance to an Italian Open final against Ons Jabeur. Swiatek extended her winning run to 27 matches, matching the tally set by Serena Williams in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Prosecuting Authority on Saturday has confirmed that Brigadier Philani Ndlovu has passed away, but said he was not regarded as a key witness in the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial. "His role was limited to his presence at the place of the incident and the management…
By Brenden Nel. A bizarre try at the death helped the Vodacom Bulls stop a second half onslaught to beat a very strong Sigma Lions team 43-37 in their Carling Currie Cup match at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday. After leading 35-17 at the break after five tries in the first…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Adi Huetter quit as Borussia Moenchengladbach coach on the last day of the Bundesliga season on Saturday, while Markus Weinzierl also confirmed he will leave Augsburg. "We have agreed on this by mutual consent," Huetter told Sky after Gladbach's 5-1 win over Hoffenheim. The Austrian walks…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Kleinmond, Western Cape – When Keith Horne won his first Sunshine Tour title in May 1998, Ernie Els was world number one, Tiger Woods was second and Davis Love III was in third place. On Sunday at the Arabella Country Estate, the…
By Ross Roche. The unbeaten Toyota Cheetahs put in a big performance to power past the Cell C Sharks, cruising to a 44-15 (halftime 24-10) win in their Carling Currie Cup clash at the Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein on Saturday afternoon. The Sharks were no match for a rampant Cheetahs…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has informed the club's boss that he wants to leave and not extend his contract with the German champions, Bayern sports director Hasan Salihamidzic said on Saturday. Speaking ahead of Bayern's final game of the Bundesliga season at VfL Wolfsburg, Salihamidzic confirmed…
Staff Reporter. (Reuters) - World No 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas reached the Italian Open final for the first time after the Greek rallied to defeat Alexander Zverev 4-6 6-3 6-3 on Saturday. Tsitsipas, who will rise to fourth in the new ATP rankings next week, will need to beat either top-ranked…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs refreshed their chances of qualifying for the Caf Champions League with a hard fought 1-0 win over Sekhukhune United at Ellis Park on Saturday afternoon. Chiefs began the game with intent and managed to force three corners in the opening two minutes of the game, as…
Staff Reporter. Wydad Casablanca booked their passage to the CAF Champions League final after holding Petro de Luanda to a 1-1 draw at the Mohammed V Stadium on Friday, to win 4-2 on aggregate in the semifinals. The Red Castle took a 3-1 advantage into the second leg on home…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - AC Milan welcome Atalanta to the San Siro on Sunday knowing this could be the weekend that they snatch the Scudetto from local rivals Inter Milan. Needing four points from their final two games of the season, Milan stand on the brink of a first Serie…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he had turned down Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich "a few times" to stay at Anfield and urged his side to "enjoy the journey" as they keep up their quadruple chase against Chelsea in the FA Cup final on Saturday. Liverpool won the League…
Staff Reporter. The Golden State Warriors reached the NBA Western Conference play-off final with a 110-96 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. Klay Thompson's 30-point haul and 29 from Stephen Curry helped the home side to a 4-2 series win. They next face the Phoenix Suns or the Dallas Mavericks, who…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Reigning champion Phil Mickelson, who hasn't played since the release of controversial comments about the Saudi-backed LIV Golf series, has withdrawn from the PGA Championship, the PGA of America announced on Friday. The 51-year-old American left-hander became the oldest major winner in golf history last year…
Staff Reporter. Andre de Grasse of Canada (L), Noah Lyles (C) and Fred Kerley of the U.S. compete during the men's 200m during the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting in Doha, May 13, 2022. /CFP. (Reuters) - American duo Gabby Thomas and Noah Lyles took impressive 200 metres victories and…
Staff Reporter. Tiger Woods continues his comeback from severe leg injuries at next week's PGA Championship after making a sensational return at last month's Masters with plenty of curiosity over the state of his game. The 15-time major champion practiced last month at Southern Hills and excited fans hope he…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Novak Djokovic took his place in the Italian Open semifinals on Friday with a 7-5, 7-6 (7/1) win over Felix Auger-Aliassime which guaranteed that he would remain world number one for a 370th week. Top seed Djokovic is chasing a sixth title in Rome ahead of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Kaizer Chiefs have been found guilty of fielding ineligible players in their DStv Premiership match against Sekhukhune United by the Premier Soccer League (PSL). Chiefs pleaded guilty to the charge and were consequently fined by the league for fielding Aiden McCarthy and Mduduzi Tshabalala in that fixture…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Kleinmond, Western Cape – Louis Albertse started this new Sunshine Tour season fuelled by the confidence of his last season, and he opened with a six-under-par 66 to lead the Lombard Insurance Classic at Arabella Country Estate on Friday. Albertse didn't drop…
Staff Reporter. The Pumas' play-off hopes suffered a blow when they went down 17-23 to Western Province in a Currie Cup Round 11 clash in Nelspruit on Friday. Both teams scored three tries in a scrappy match at the Mbombela Stadium. The Cape side managed to gain only their second…
By Brenden Nel. The Emirates Lions have "reserved their rights" after the announcement that two of their players are leaving for the Cell C Sharks at the end of the season. Lions CEO Rudolf Straeuli said on Friday that they were waiting for Sharks CEO Eduard Coetzee to return from…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Stefanos Tsitsipas reached the semifinals of the Italian Open on Friday after beating local hero Jannick Sinner 7-6 (7/5) 6-2 in a clash which was stopped for over 10 minutes at match point after a spectator fell ill. World number five Tsitsipas has already won the…
Staff Reporter. (Reuters) - Spanish club Espanyol announced the dismissal on Friday of coach Vicente Moreno, two rounds before the end of the La Liga season. "RCD Espanyol has decided not to continue with Vicente Moreno as coach of the first team," the club said in a statement which also…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne and Liverpool's Mohamed Salah are among eight nominees for the Premier League player of the season award. Midfielder De Bruyne and forward Salah are both former winners of the award. City and Liverpool have two players nominated, with Joao Cancelo and Trent Alexander-Arnold…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero says the new statue of him to mark the 10th anniversary of the club's first Premier League title captures the "best moment of my life". The statue, unveiled at the Etihad Stadium, celebrates Aguero's goal in the fourth minute of injury time…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns will battle it out with Stellenbosch FC in a DStv Premiership match at the Absa Tuks Stadium on Saturday. Having already been crowned league champions, Sundowns extended their unbeaten run to five matches across all competitions when they drew 1-1 with Kaizer Chiefs in a league…
By Brenden Nel. The Cell C Sharks have made a number of changes to their side to face the Toyota Cheetahs in their Carling Currie Cup match on Saturday, including a new front row. Coach Etienne Fynn has named Khwezi Mona, Fez Mbatha and Lourens Adriaanse up front to front…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Orlando Pirates have launched an appeal to the Premier Soccer League (PSL) after being found guilty of man-handling TS Galaxy Chairman Tim Sukazi. Last week, it was confirmed by the league that Pirates were after being found guilty by the PSL's DC for 'unreasonably' denying Tim Sukazi…
Staff Reporter. Rafa Nadal was knocked out of the Italian Open after the 21-times major winner was beaten 1-6 7-5 6-2 by Canadian Denis Shapovalov in the last-16 of the Italian Open on Thursday. Nadal had a solid start, but the 35-year-old struggled physically towards the end of the contest,…
Staff Reporter. (Reuters) - Levante were relegated from LaLiga on Thursday after they were thrashed 6-0 by champions Real Madrid, with Vinicius Junior scoring a hat-trick. Real, who will face Liverpool in the Champions League final later this month, went ahead through Ferland Mendy before goals from Karim Benzema and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Karim Benzema drew level with Real Madrid great Raul as the Spanish giants' second-highest goalscorer by netting his 323rd goal for the club on Thursday. The France striker headed in Real's second goal against Levante at the Santiago Bernabeu to reach the mark. ✨ ?????????✨⚽ @Benzema 3️⃣2️⃣3️⃣…
Staff Reporter. England have appointed former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum as men's Test coach on a four-year deal. McCullum, 40, will be in place for England's first Test against world champions New Zealand at Lord's on 2 June. He succeeds Chris Silverwood, who left his position in February following…
By Phil McNulty. Tottenham turned up with pressure on arch-rivals Arsenal in the race for a place in next season's Champions League with an emphatic north London derby victory. Arsenal could have confirmed a place in the Premier League's top four with a win at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium but endured…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GettyImages. The Vodacom Bulls have confirmed that they have acquired the signature of Springbok and Sharks wing Sbu Nkosi. The 2019 World Cup-winning star is set to join from July 1 ahead of their second season in the URC which will begin in the second half of…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed his side will be without midfielder Fabinho for Saturday's FA Cup final against Chelsea. The Brazilian came off with a hamstring injury in Tuesday's win at Aston Villa. Fabinho will also miss the final two league games of the season, but Klopp…
Staff Reporter. Aston Villa have signed former Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho on a permanent deal from Barcelona. The Brazilian, 29, moved to Villa Park on loan in January in a deal which included an option to buy at the end of the season. He has now signed on a contract…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Club Brugge manager Alfred Schreuder was appointed head coach of Dutch giants Ajax on Thursday, replacing the massively successful Erik ten Hag, who is leaving for Manchester United. "Ajax, Club Brugge and Alfred Schreuder have reached an agreement about a transfer to Ajax," the club said…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Kaizer Chiefs are set to appear before the Premier Soccer League (PSL) Disciplinary Committee tomorrow for two separate cases. Back in December, a mass Covid-19 outbreak at the club occurred, with no less than 52 members testing positive for the virus. Chiefs wrote to the league, urging…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The 2021/22 Bundesliga season rolls into its final Matchday this weekend and, while FC Bayern München have been crowned champions and SpVgg Greuther Fürth have fallen through the trap door, there is still plenty to play for when it comes to the European spots, relegation berths and…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Kleinmond, Western Cape – The Sunshine Tour's 2022/23 season tees off in the Western Cape this week with the Lombard Insurance Classic at Arabella Country Estate, and where Tristen Strydom will hope to continue where he left off last season. Strydom claimed…
Staff Reporter. There are four changes to the DHL Western Province forward pack for their Carling Currie Cup encounter with Airlink Pumas in Nelspruit on Friday night. Three of the changes are in the front row and the other is at lock, while the backline is unchanged for the meeting…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana Chippa United says the ban of the club only refers to the payment of certain amounts to Augustine Kwem's signing-on fee, as a result the club is free to continue its normal activities. This follows the news that Fifa has sanctioned the club for failing to pay…
Staff Reporter. Former Australia captain Tim Paine's playing career may be over, with the wicketkeeper omitted from Tasmania's list of contracted players. Paine, 37, stepped down as test skipper in the leadup to the home Ashes series after a 'sexting' scandal and took an indefinite "mental health break" from the…
Staff Reporter. (Reuters) - Oleksandr Pikhalionok scored the winner as Ukraine beat Bundesliga side Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-1 in a friendly on Wednesday in the national team's first game since the country was invaded by Russia. The match at Borussia-Park was attended by over 20 000 spectators, with all proceeds going…
By Chris Bevan. Kevin de Bruyne's stunning four-goal haul helped Manchester City thump Wolves and restored their three-point lead at the top of the Premier League. Pep Guardiola's side now need only four points from their final two fixtures to ensure they will finish above Liverpool and win their fourth…
Staff Reporter. Erik ten Hag steered Ajax to the Dutch Eredivisie title with one game to spare before he takes over as Manchester United boss this summer. They wrapped up the league with a thumping win over Heerenveen at the Johan Cruyff Arena. It sent them four points clear of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Jomo Cosmos have announced that their player Sivuyile Zozi has died. The Jomo Cosmos family is in mourning after the loss of one of our players , Sivuyile 'Marcelo' Zozi , who signed with Ezenkosi at the start of the current season," Cosmos said in a statement…
Staff Reporter. Petro de Luanda must pull off mission impossible in the second leg of their CAF Champions League semifinal tie against Wydad Casablanca at the Mohammed V Stadium on Friday. The Tricolores suffered their first defeat in seven matches when Wydad ran out comfortable 3-1 victors in the first…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GettyImages. Relegated Watford have appointed former Forest Green Rovers boss Rob Edwards as their new manager from the end of the current season. The confirmation follows Edwards' departure from Rovers, the club he has just led to the League Two title. Forest Green had earlier said negotiations…
By Saritha Rai. Alphabet, owner of the ubiquitous search engine Google, has flagged an interest in bidding for the broadcast rights of the Indian Premier League, or IPL, joining the ranks of half a dozen media giants vying for the coveted asset in cricket-crazy India. The American tech company, which…
By Brenden Nel. If the Vodacom Bulls are to have any chance of progressing further in the playoffs of the Vodacom United Rugby Championship, it will need to be on the back of some stern defence, especially in the latter part of the game. Soft moments cost championships and there…
Staff Reporter. The Egyptian Federation have sent CAF a dispute against holding the Caf Champions League final in Morocco Meanwhile, Al Ahly club decided to resort to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) for justice in the matter of CAF Champions League final host, in response to the Confederation…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Emirates Lions flanker Vincent Tshituka capped an outstanding performance in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship with the Player of the Month Award for April, becoming the first forward to receive this accolade this year. The talented loose forward received high praise from the South African rugby media…
Staff Reporter. Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson will not face criminal charges over repeatedly punching a fellow plane passenger, a prosecutor in California said on Tuesday. Cell phone footage showed Tyson leaning over the back of his seat and delivering a flurry of blows to the man, who appeared…
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