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By Jonathan Jurejko. @GettyImages. Alexander Zverev reached the French Open last 16 after coming through a nervy five-set thriller against Dutch 26th seed Tallon Griekspoor. The German fourth seed trailed by a double break at 4-1 in the deciding set before winning 3-6 6-4 6-2 4-6 7-6 (10-3) on Saturday.…
By Gavin Rich. A late try by Adre Smith saw a 14-man DHL Stormers team win 29-24 at DHL Stadium and deny the Emirates Lions their chance of playing in the Investec Champions Cup, but this action-packed Vodacom Rugby Championship clash may not be the Joburg team's last game in…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates successfully defended the Nedbank Cup title after they defeated Mamelodi Sundowns 2-1 at the Mbombela Stadium on Saturday evening. The match started with an extremely high-pressure attacking football from Sundowns' side. The team capitalised on their chances and were even awarded a penalty within the first…
By Jonathan Jurejko. Aryna Sabalenka continued her quest for a first French Open title by fighting past best friend Paula Badosa to reach the fourth round. Belarusian Sabalenka, who reached the semi-finals last year, won 7-5 6-1 against the Spanish former world number two. A competitive and entertaining first set,…
By Michael Vlismas. The final pool round of the Vodacom United Rugby Championship this weekend has a variety of implications for South African rugby, with Bob Skinstad believing everybody from Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus to the teams themselves will be squarely focused on a big weekend to come. Skinstad, speaking…
Staff Reporter. @DT10_Official. José Mourinho has begun negotiations with Fenerbahce over the head coach role, the Turkish Super Lig club said on Saturday Mourinho, 61, has been out of work since being sacked by Roma in January. Negotiations were revealed by the Istanbul-based club on public disclosure platform KAP, as…
Staff Reporter. Cristiano Ronaldo was reduced to tears after his Al-Nassr side lost the King's Cup final to rivals Al-Hilal on Friday night in a game with three red cards. The former Manchester United forward collapsed to his knees as nine-man Al-Hilal won 5-4 on a penalty shootout, with the…
By Sean Kearns. Everton say they will "assess all options for future ownership" after the deadline for the sale of the club to 777 Partners expired. The US-based consortium agreed to buy majority owner Farhad Moshiri's 94% stake in the club in September 2023. 777 Partners was given until 05:00…
By Jonathan Jurejko. Spanish third seed Carlos Alcaraz shrugged off his injury concerns to reach the French Open last 16 with a solid straight-set victory against American 27th seed Sebastian Korda. Alcaraz, who has been nursing an arm injury, fought hard to win 6-4 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 at Roland Garros.…
Staff Reporter. Iga Swiatek celebrated her 23rd birthday with a routine victory against Marie Bouzkova in the third round of the French Open. Swiatek was serenaded by the crowd with a rendition of 'Happy Birthday' on Court Philippe Chatrier after wrapping up a 6-4 6-2 win. The Pole, who is…
Staff Reporter. A frustrated Andrey Rublev smashed his racquet on the court after a surprise third-round loss to Matteo Arnaldi at the French Open. Sixth seed Rublev could not control his emotions in a 7-6 (8-6) 6-2 6-4 loss to the 35th-ranked Italian. The Russian showed signs of agitation at…
Staff Reporter. Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced a 16-player squad for the Proteas Women's outbound tour to India taking place in Bengaluru and Chennai. The tour with three ICC Women's Championship 2022-25 one-day internationals (ODI) and a one-off test match between 16 June - 01 July. The squad for…
Staff Reporter. Coco Gauff held firm against a streaky Dayana Yastremska to secure her place in the French Open fourth round. Third seed Gauff, runner-up at Roland Garros in 2022, won 6-2 6-4 against the Ukrainian. Gauff had a double break lead in the second set and served for the…
By Gavin Rich. There's no Eben Etzebeth but the Hollywoodbets Sharks do have their full Springbok front row starting in Saturday's final Vodacom United Rugby Championship clash with the Vodacom Bulls in Durban. Coach John Plumtree perhaps telegraphed the Sharks' mind space heading into this final game in a competition…
Staff Reporter. The Proteas come off a disappointing 3-0 T20 series loss to the West Indies in the lead up to the World Cup. They missed a few key players as they were performing in the IPL. The prominent players who missed the series include captain Aidan Markram only arrived…
Staff Reporter. The Dallas Mavericks will face the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals after beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 4-1 in the Western Conference finals. Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving each hit 36 points to lead the Mavericks to a resounding 124-103 victory in game five in Minnesota. Slovenian star…
Staff Reporter. Former Barcelona and Manchester United defender Gerard Pique has been placed under official investigation by a court in Spain over his alleged involvement in a deal which saw the Spanish Super Cup moved to Saudi Arabia. Pique's company Kosmos signed agreements with the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) which…
By Jonathan Jurejko. Defending champion Novak Djokovic moved efficiently through the gears once again to beat Spain’s Roberto Carballes Baena and reach the French Open third round. Serbia’s Djokovic, 37, cruised to a 6-4 6-1 6-2 victory on another rain-soaked day in Paris. It ensured he has reached the last…
By Nick Mashiter. Football's world governing body Fifa has been warned players are willing to go on strike if they continue to be overworked. Professional Footballers' Association chief executive Maheta Molango believes players are now at breaking point. The PFA has been calling for action to alter the congested football…
By Jonathan Jurejko. The French Open has stopped fans drinking alcohol in the stands in a bid to end unruly behaviour, says tournament director Amelie Mauresmo. It comes after Belgium's David Goffin had chewing gum spat at him during a match against France's Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard. On Wednesday, women's defending…
Staff Reporter. @APPhoto. The sport's governing body, the International Cycling Union (UCI), has handed cyclist Miguel Angel Lopez a four-year doping ban. UCI said the 30-year-old had violated rules for "use and possession of a prohibited substance" before the 2022 Giro d'Italia. The sports governing body said he had used…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos announced his final 23-man squad to face Nigeria and Zimbabwe in the World Cup qualifiers next month. Broos had initially announced a 36-member preliminary squad a fortnight ago. He trimmed the squad to 23 players for the World Cup qualifiers. The announcement…
Staff Reporter. (Reuters) - South Africa's power hitters make a compelling case for why they can emerge winners of the T20 World Cup in the United States and West Indies, but whether they have the bowlers to back it up is the big question heading into the June 1-29 tournament.…
Staff Reporter. Daniil Medvedev progressed to the French Open third round after his opponent Miomir Kecmanovic retired from their match. Russian men's fifth seed Medvedev was leading the second round contest 6-1 5-0 when Serbia's Kecmanovic decided he could not continue. Kecmanovic, 24, shook his head in the direction of…
By Michael Vlismas. South African rugby's derby strength which has led to record attendances in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship will be showcased again as the competition's new season kicks off this September with an opening round featuring a festival of local derbies. The Vodacom United Rugby Championship announced the…
Staff Reporter. Aryna Sabalenka underlined her French Open title credentials by completing another commanding straight-set win to reach the third round at Roland Garros. The world number two took just 62 minutes to dismiss Japan's Moyuka Uchijima 6-2 6-2 under the roof on Court Philippe Chatrier. That win followed an…
By Charlotte Coates. Ayoub El Kaabi struck four minutes from the end of extra time as Olympiakos beat Fiorentina in the Europa Conference League final to become the first Greek side to win a European trophy. The Moroccan striker, hero of Olympiakos' run to the final, stooped low to head…
By Jonathan Jurejko. Defending champion Iga Swiatek saved a match point before beating Naomi Osaka and avoiding the earliest French Open exit of her career in a second-round thriller in Paris. The 22-year-old Pole, who is bidding for a third successive title, fought back to win 7-6 (7-1) 1-6 7-5.…
Staff Reporter. (BBC Sport) - Rory McIlroy says the death of golfer Grayson Murray offers a reminder that the sport "pales in comparison" to what is most important in life. Murray, a two-time winner on the PGA Tour, withdrew from last week's Charles Schwab Challenge event on Friday with illness,…
Staff Reporter. An off-colour Carlos Alcaraz had to dig deep to beat inspired qualifier Jesper de Jong and reach the French Open third round. Spain's Alcaraz looked subdued at times in a 6-3 6-4 2-6 6-2 victory over a player ranked 173 places below him. Dutchman De Jong played well…
Staff Reporter. All charges against wolrld number one golfer Scottie Scheffler were dropped on Wednesday after a Kentucky prosecutor said the evidence doesn't support a case against him. Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell told the court that the evidence against Scheffler doesn't even meet the lower standard of "probable cause."…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Bayern Munich Football Club have appointed Burnley manager Vincent Kompany as their new head coach on a three-year deal. Kompany (38) replaces Thomas Tuchel, with Bayern agreeing a compensation fee of around £10.2m with Burnley to appoint him. He won the Championship with Burnley in 2022-23, but…
Staff Reporter. Barcelona have appointed former Bayern Munich and German boss Hansi Flick as their new boss on a two-year contract. Flick, was who sacked by Germany in September 2023, takes over from Xavi, who was sacked last week. Flick's stint with Germany came after he guided Bayern Munich to…
By Kal Sajad. Tyson Fury's rematch with Oleksandr Usyk will take place on Saturday December 21 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia's chair of General Entertainment Authority Turki Alalshikh has announced. Usyk beat Fury by split decision to become the first undisputed champion of the four-belt era on 18 May. A rematch…
Staff Reporter. Former Tottenham Hotspur forward and Champions League runner-up Erik Lamela has left Sevilla after three years at the LaLiga club. The Argentine international joined Sevilla from Spurs in 2021, having made 257 appearances and scoring 37 goals in eight years at the Premier League club. The 32-year-old, whose…
Staff Reporter. Real Madrid and England midfielder Jude Bellingham has been voted La Liga's Player of the Season in his first year in Spain. Bellingham, 20, scored 19 times in the league to help Real win the title by 10 points. The Stourbridge-born player also scored four times in the…
By Jonathan Jurejko. Novak Djokovic began his French Open title defence with a solid if not spectacular victory over home hope Pierre-Hugues Herbert. Serbia's Djokovic, 37, upped his level when it mattered to win 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 in Tuesday's night session at Roland Garros. The 24-time Grand Slam champion…
Staff Reporter. (BBC Sport) - Defending champion Iga Swiatek returns to French Open action on Wednesday but faces a potentially tricky tie against former number one Naomi Osaka in the second round. The pair, who have both won four Grand Slams, are scheduled to play the third match on Court…
Staff Reporter. (Reuters) - Second seed Aryna Sabalenka launched her bid for a maiden French Open title and second Grand Slam crown of the year with a breezy 6-1 6-2 first-round win over Russian teenager Erika Andreeva on Tuesday that will serve as a warning to her main rivals. The…
Staff Reporter. The stadium which will host the opening match of the T20 World Cup in Dallas this weekend has been hit by severe weather, causing the cancellation of Tuesday's official warm-up match. The United States and Bangladesh were due to meet at 16:30 BST at Grand Prairie Stadium in…
Staff Reporter. Two-time French Open finalist Casper Ruud moved into the second round of the 2024 tournament with a routine 6-3 6-4 6-3 win over Brazil's Felipe Meligeni Alves. Norwegian Ruud, 25, lost to Rafael Nadal in the 2022 final at Roland Garros and Novak Djokovic in the 2023 showpiece.…
By Shamoon Hafez. Everton are interested in signing midfielder Kalvin Phillips on a season-long loan deal from Premier League champions Manchester City. Phillips joined City from Leeds for 45m in 2022 but has struggled to make an impression and spent the second half of last season on-loan at West Ham.…
Staff Reporter. Elena Rybakina overcame a slow start to defeat Belgium's Greet Minnen and reach the French Open second round. The world number four was broken to love in her opening service game. But from 2-0 down in the opening set the 24-year-old rallied to win 10 consecutive games and…
By Simon Stone. Ineos is "confident" of finding a solution that allows Manchester United and Nice to compete in next season's Europa League. Sir Jim Ratcliffe's Ineos company owns a 27.7% stake in United and are in control of the club's football operations, while they completed a takeover of French…
Staff Reporter. The launch of the 2024 edition of South Africa's largest youth football competition, the Engen Knockout Challenge officially took place on Monday, 27 May - as proud sponsors Engen, in partnership with SAFA Cape Town officially launched the 22nd edition at the Engen headquarters in Cape Town. The…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Pitso Mosimane's Abha Club were demoted from the Saudi Pro League after a 2-1 defeat to bottom-placed Al-Hazem on Monday night. After moving out of the relegation zone on Friday, Abha had their fate in their own hands and only needed another win against already-relegated Al Hazem.…
Staff Reporter. The Boston Celtics will play in the NBA Finals after wrapping up a clean sweep in their Eastern Conference semi-final series against the Indiana Pacers. Jaylen Brown found Derrick White to score a decisive three-pointer with 45 seconds left to play and seal a 105-102 win for the…
Staff Reporter. Cristiano Ronaldo said "I don't follow the records, the records follow me" after setting a new record for goals scored in a Saudi Pro League season. The Portugal forward, 39, scored twice in Al-Nassr's 4-2 win against Al-Ittihad to reach 35. That meant he overtook Abderrazak Hamdallah's mark…
By Victor Bowman. Wettfreunde.net has collected all of the records that could be broken at this year's 123rd French Open, Following Rafael Nadal (Spain) loss to German Alexander Zverev, Novak Djokovic (Serbia) could increase his record as the player with the most men's singles Grand Slam titles won and Djokovic…
Staff Reporter. The Springboks added prestigious continental awards to their impressive list of accolades following their back-to-back Rugby World Cup titles last year, when they received the Team of the Year and Sportsman of the Year awards at the African Union Sports Council Region 5 Sports Awards in Lusaka, Zambia,…
Staff Reporter. Outgoing Barcelona boss Xavi Hernandez has warned his potential successors that the job will not be easy and will require patience. The Spaniard, 44, was sacked before taking charge of their final game of the season - a 2-1 win over Sevilla. Former Germany and Bayern Munich boss…
By Jonathan Jurejko. @RolandGarros. Rafael Nadal's return to the French Open - and possible farewell - ended at the first hurdle as the 14-time champion lost in straight sets to German fourth seed Alexander Zverev. Nadal has become synonymous with Roland Garros but, in front of a partisan crowd baying…
Staff Reporter. Iga Swiatek began her French Open title defence with a trademark 61-minute dismantling of qualifier Leolia Jeanjean. The world number one is aiming to become the first woman since Justine Henin in 2007 to win three French Open titles in a row. And the Pole got off to…
Staff Reporter. Australian Open champion Jannik Sinner made light work of Christopher Eubanks to get his French Open campaign off to a bright start. Italy's Sinner struggled with a hip injury in the build-up to Roland Garros but he moved well in a routine 6-3 6-3 6-4 win. Sinner only…
Staff Reporter. The Dallas Mavericks moved closer to the NBA Finals after beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 116-107 to go 3-0 up in their Western Conference Finals series. Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving scored 33 points apiece as Dallas pulled away thanks to a 12-3 run in the last three minutes…
By Jonathan Jurejko. Running along one of the stands on Court Philippe Chatrier is a quote attributed to Roland Garros. "Victory belongs to the most tenacious," proclaimed Garros, the pioneering 20th century aviator after whom the French Open venue is named. Andy Murray has certainly proved to be one of…
Staff Reporter. Barcelona ended the season with a 2-1 victory at Sevilla in LaLiga on Sunday, making departing coach Xavi Hernandez's farewell bittersweet after a trophy-less season in which they finished 10 points behind champions Real Madrid. Fermin Lopez scored the winner, running to celebrate with the departing boss, who…
By CS Chiwanza. @GettyImages. Johnson Charles put on an exhibition of boundary-hitting as he inspired the West Indies to a comprehensive eight-wicket win over South Africa in their T20 International clash at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica, on Sunday. The home side completed their chase with 37 balls to spare. The…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Businesswoman and Royal AM owner Shauwn Mkhize is at the centre of another tax-related controversy and could lose her possessions. Mkhize is facing the potential loss of her fleet of luxury cars due to unpaid taxes totaling R37 million. This incident adds to the soccer magnate's history…
Staff Reporter. Tadej Pogacar won the Giro d'Italia on his debut by completing a processional final stage through Rome on Sunday. The Slovenian, who has two Tour de France victories, won six stages of the 21 in a dominant performance. He finished nine minutes 56 seconds ahead of second placed…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. The parents of Grayson Murray have said the golfer "took his own life", after the PGA Tour announced the American had died at the age of 30. Murray, a two-time winner on the tour, withdrew from this week's Charles Schwab Challenge event on Friday with illness, having…
By Ian Woodcock. Southampton beat Leeds in the Championship play-off final to secure an immediate return to the Premier League and the £140m to go with it. Saints' 11-year spell in the top flight came to an end after a wretched campaign last time out but, despite finishing one place…
By Sam Drury. Kolkata Knight Riders won the Indian Premier League after a thumping eight-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday. Mitchell Starc set the tone for a brilliant KKR performance when he bowled Sunrisers opener Abhishek Sharma with a…
By Michael Vlismas. Centurion – The solid plan and clinical execution of Kieran Vincent made sure that any dreams of a challenge to him would be still-born as the Zimbabwean cruised to a four-shot victory in the KitKat Cash & Carry Pro-Am at Irene Country Club on Sunday. Vincent went…
Staff Reporter. Carlos Alcaraz says his injured forearm is getting "better and better" after claiming a dominant first-round French Open win over J.J. Wolf. The 21-year-old pulled out of the Monte Carlo Masters in April with a muscle strain and arrived in Paris without much match practice. However he dropped…
By Andrew Benson. @F1. Ferrari's Charles Leclerc held his nerve to convert pole position at his home Monaco Grand Prix into a controlled victory after a huge first-lap pile-up. A collision between the two Haas cars and Red Bull's Sergio Perez caused a red flag and led to a race…
Staff Reporter. Four-time major winner Naomi Osaka held off a late charge from Italy's Lucia Bronzetti to avoid a first-round exit at the French Open. Japan's Osaka came through 6-1 4-6 7-5 for her first victory at Roland Garros in three years. The victory could have been swifter for Osaka,…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Centurion – Kieran Vincent holed a putt for eagle after driving the green on the par-four 15th hole and then birdied two of the last three holes to grab a share of the lead after the third round of the KitKat Cash…
By Firdose Moonda. West Indies sealed the three-match T20I series against South Africa, with a match to spare, and successfully defended 208 in front of enthusiastic Sabina Park supporters. With all the fixtures in this series being played at the same venue in Jamaica - which will not host any…
Staff Reporter. Bundesliga champions Bayer Leverkusen battled past second division Kaiserslautern 1-0 on Saturday to win the German Cup and secure the club's first ever domestic double. Leverkusen missed out on a treble after losing 3-0 to Atalanta in the Europa League final on Wednesday in their first defeat of…
By Marissa Thomas. La Liga champions Real Madrid played out a goalless draw with Real Betis as retiring midfielder Toni Kroos played his last match at the Santiago Bernabeu. The Germany international, who will retire from professional football after Euro 2024, was given a guard of honour by both sets…
Staff Reporter. Egyptian giants Al Ahly have defeated Esperance de Tunis 1-0 on aggregate to claim the 2023/24 CAF Champions League title at the Cairo International Stadium on Saturday to retain their CAF Champions League title.. The Red Devils had played out a disappointing goalless draw away in Tunisia last…
Staff Reporter. Suzuki Griquas finished off a perfect campaign by winning the SA Cup – their first major trophy in a decade – when they defeated arch-rivals the Airlink Pumas by 46-24 in a thrilling final at Suzuki Stadium in Kimberley on Saturday afternoon. Pieter Bergh's side led from the…
Staff Reporter. (SkySports) - Manchester United have won the FA Cup after beating rivals Manchester City 2-1 in the final at Wembley. Alejandro Garnacho put the Red Devils ahead with a close-range effort in the 30th minute after a mix-up between City defender Josko Gvardiol and goalkeeper Stefan Ortega. Kobbie…
By Jonathan Jurejko. Four-time major champion Naomi Osaka says she is "learning a lot of lessons" from being a mum and hopes these skills can lead to French Open success. The 26-year-old Japanese player has been reunited with her 10-month-old daughter Shai in Paris after spending five weeks apart during…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Kaizer Chiefs' miserable 2023-24 DStv Premiership came to a predictable conclusion on Saturday, as they suffered a 2-0 loss against already-relegated Cape Town Spurs at the DHL Cape Town Stadium. As a result of the defeat, and victories elsewhere for Polokwane City and Golden Arrows, Chiefs not…
By Andrew Benson. Charles Leclerc beat Oscar Piastri to pole position at the Monaco Grand Prix as world championship leader Max Verstappen only qualified sixth. Leclerc, the form driver all weekend and looking at one with the circuit in his Ferrari, beat the Australian by 0.154 seconds. Verstappen, struggling all…
By Simon Stone. Burnley Football Club manager Vincent Kompany has agreed a deal in principle to become the new Bayern Munich coach. The German club moved for Kompany after a series of rejections in their search for a successor to Thomas Tuchel. It is understood Kompany has agreed a deal…
By Jonathan Jurejko. Rafael Nadal still cannot say "100%" if he is playing the French Open for a final time - but it remains a "big chance" it will be. Nadal, a record 14-time men's champion at Roland Garros, previously said he expected to retire later in 2024. The former…
Staff Reporter. Equatorial Guinea have had to forfeit their first two 2026 World Cup qualifiers after a Fifa Disciplinary Committee ruled that former Spain junior international Emilio Nsue was ineligible to play in both matches. The 34-year-old scored the winning goal in both of those games, against Namibia and Liberia,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GettyImages. Hollywoodbets Sharks captain Eben Etzebeth described his team's convincing victory against Gloucester in the EPCR Challenge Cup final at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on Friday night as his greatest club highlight. Etzebeth lauded his team's character for making history by becoming the first South African…
Staff Reporter. World No 1 Novak Djokovic said he does not consider himself a favourite ahead of his title defence at the French Open, which begins with a first-round match against local hope Pierre-Hugues Herbert on Sunday. Djokovic's barren run ahead of Roland Garros continued as the 24-times Grand Slam…
Staff Reporter. Luka Doncic hit a game-winning three-pointer with three seconds left as the Dallas Mavericks edged past the Minnesota Timberwolves to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals. The Slovenian, 25, top-scored with 32 points in a 109-108 victory which gives the Mavericks a commanding lead before…
Staff Reporter. The CAF African Schools Football Championship Continental Finals concluded in a memorable evening of African youth football celebration on Friday, 24 May as CAF drew the four-day competition to a grand close in Zanzibar. A packed Amaan Stadium bore witness to African youth football history being made in…
By Brenden Nel. @GettyImages. The Hollywoodbets Sharks became the first South African team to taste success in Europe as they produced a forward masterclass to beat English side Gloucester 36-22 and claim the EPCR Challenge Cup trophy on Friday night. With the victory, the Sharks booked themselves a place in…
Staff Reporter. Left-arm spinner Shahbaz Ahamed spun the Sunrisers Hyderabad to a comfortable 36-run victory over the Rajasthan Royals in their Tata IPL 2nd Qualifier in Chennai on Friday night. The win propels the Sunrisers into the final against the Kolkata Knight Riders at the same venue on Sunday. Ahamed,…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Centurion – The second round of the KitKat Cash & Carry Pro-Am at Irene Country Club was James Mack's time to shine as the 25-year-old fired a spectacular 10-under-par 62 on Friday to claim a two-stroke lead in the R2 million Sunshine…
By Simon Stone. Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is preparing for the FA Cup final not knowing whether reports that he will be sacked, no matter what the result, are true. Rumours about Ten Hag’s future intensified on Friday morning before The Guardian reported the Dutchman would lose his…
By Jonathan Jurejko. Novak Djokovic's final preparation for the French Open ended when he lost in the Geneva Open semi-finals to Czech world number 44 Tomas Machac. World number one Djokovic, who turned 37 this week, was beaten 6-4 0-6 6-1. The Serb has not reached a final in 2024…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Charles Leclerc set a blistering pace in Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice 2, edging out Lewis Hamilton for the fastest time at his home race. Leclerc was fast throughout both sessions on Friday and ended the day 0.188 seconds clear of Hamilton's Mercedes. Aston Martin's Fernando Alonso…
By Guillem Balague and Sean Kearns. Barcelona Football Club have sacked manager Xavi with former Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick set to replace him. Xavi will take charge of Barcelona for the final time on Sunday, when they host Sevilla in their last La Liga match of the season. The…
By Andrew Benson. Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes set the pace from McLaren’s Oscar Piastri in Friday's first practice session at the Monaco Grand Prix. Hamilton, who said he was hopeful of a more competitive weekend from Mercedes, was 0.029 seconds quicker than Piastri. The second Mercedes of George Russell was third,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has unveiled the nominees for the upcoming 2024 end of the season Awards, with Mamelodi Sunodwns, Orlando Pirates, and Stellenbosch FC dominating some categories. It has been an exciting season with Sundowns running away with the DStv Premiership title, the race for…
Staff Reporter. France striker Olivier Giroud intends to retire from the international football after next month's European Championship. The AC Milan striker is France's all-time top scorer, with 57 goals in 131 appearances and won the World Cup in 2018. The former Arsenal and Chelsea forward has been named in…
By Sam Drury. Newcastle United's post-season tour of Australia ended with a 8-0 defeat to an A-League All Stars side in Melbourne. Eddie Howe made wholesale changes to the team that beat Spurs on penalties on Wednesday and the youthful XI he picked were no match for a side made…
By CS Chiwanza. Brandon King scored an imperious half-century to inspire the West Indies to an impressive 28-run win over South Africa in their T20 International match at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica, on Thursday. The West Indies, who were asked to bat first, scored 175 for eight. In reply, South…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Stefano Pioli has left his role as AC Milan manager, the Serie A club announced on Friday, after a season of disappointing results. The last game in charge for the Italian, who has been Milan manager since 2019, will be Serie A fixture against Salernitana. Pioli guided…
Staff Reporter. (BBC Sport) - The police officer who arrested world number one Scottie Scheffler last week has been disciplined for not activating his body-worn camera. Scheffler was arrested by Bryan Gillis after trying to drive into Valhalla Golf Club for his second round at the US PGA Championship on…
Staff Reporter. World number one Novak Djokovic beat Tallon Griekspoor to advance to the semi-finals of the Geneva Open on Thursday. Djokovic accepted a wildcard to the ATP 250 tournament in the hope of building momentum for the French Open, which starts on Sunday. The 37-year-old claimed a 7-5 6-1…
By CS Chiwanza. South Africa won the toss and elected to bowl first in the first of their three-match series against the West Indies at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica, on Thursday. Brandon King, who was in line to captain the West Indies A side that toured Nepal but did not…
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