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By Simon Stone. Phil Foden's second-half double ensured the Manchester derby spoils went to the blues as Manchester City came from behind to beat Manchester United 3-1 at Etihad Stadium. In a game packed with international stars, it was two local boys who provided the key moments. The visitors had…
Staff Reporter. @Lakers. LeBron James became the first NBA player to reach 40,000 career regular-season points in Saturday's game against the Denver Nuggets. But he described it as "bittersweet" after his Los Angeles Lakers side lost 124-114 to the defending NBA champions. "Being the first player to do something, it's…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Valencia's Guinea defender Mouctar Diakhaby suffered a serious leg injury as his team drew 2-2 with Spanish Liga leaders Real Madrid on Saturday. Diakhaby, 27, was stretchered off with a minute left of normal time after a collision with Madrid's France defender Aurelien Tchouameni at the Mestalla.…
By Brenden Nel. The Springbok Sevens nightmare run in the HSBC SVNS series hit a new low on Sunday as they were doomed to playoff for one of the bottom two spots at the Los Angeles Sevens. After a disappointing opening two matches where they lost to Ireland and Series…
Staff Reporter. Australia captain Pat Cummins heaped praise on teammates Nathan Lyon and Cameron Green on Sunday for match-winning performances as his side secured a 172-run triumph over New Zealand in the first test. Lyon spun the visitors to victory in the morning session on day four in Wellington, taking…
Staff Reporter. Kenya's double Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge said "not every day is Christmas" after his Paris Games preparations hit a snag with a 10th-place finish at Sunday's Tokyo Marathon behind winner Benson Kipruto. The 39-year-old Kipchoge faded badly at around the 20km mark and crossed the line in 2hr…
Staff Reporter. Tiger Woods, the 15-time major champion who redefined golf and inspired a generation of talent, was awarded the US Golf Association's highest honour, the Bob Jones Award, on Saturday. The 48-year-old American returned to the PGA Tour last month after ankle surgery last April following the Masters to…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns gained sweet revenge over TP Mazembe with a 1-0 home win on Saturday to finish top of their CAF Champions League group. A first-half penalty by Namibian striker Peter Shalulile was enough to earn the three points for Sundowns and avenge their loss to the DR…
Staff Reporter. Slovenia's two-time Tour de France winner Tadej Pogacar pulled off a stunning solo ride to win the Strade Bianche in Tuscany. The UAE Team Emirates rider attacked with 81km of the 215km race remaining. He finished a record two minutes 44 seconds ahead of second-placed Toms Skujins in…
Staff Reporter. Ten-man Kaizer Chiefs held Soweto rivals Moroka Swallows to a 0-0 draw in a DStv Premiership match played at the FNB Stadium on Saturday evening. In a match which was disrupted by a fierce lightning storm, the Amakhosi should feel more satisfaction at the result having played almost…
By Gavin Rich. The Vodacom Bulls have waited a long time to get one over the DHL Stormers but they got it right at their eighth attempt in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship with an emphatic 40-22 win at Loftus in a rain delayed game at Loftus. The Bulls won…
By Sam Drury. Darwin Nunez came off the bench to score a dramatic 99th-minute winner and send Liverpool four points clear at the top of the Premier League with victory at struggling Nottingham Forest. As the game drifted past the eight added minutes announced by the fourth official, Nunez, playing…
By Andrew Benson. Red Bull's Max Verstappen sent out a chilling message to his Formula 1 rivals with a crushing victory in the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix. He brushed off controversy surrounding his team principal Christian Horner to dominate after a brief challenge at the start from Ferrari's Charles Leclerc.…
Staff Reporter. Inter Miami are expecting too much work from their Argentine star Lionel Messi, coach Gerardo Martino said on Friday, ahead of the team's Florida derby clash with Orlando City. Miami are unbeaten in their opening two games, with a home win over Real Salt Lake followed by a…
By Brenden Nel. What was supposed to be a promising start to the Los Angeles Sevens turned out to be a nightmare for the Blitzboks as they were whitewashed 17-0 by Ireland in their opening game. All week coach Sandile Ngcobo has talked about raising the game and consistency but…
Staff Reporter. New Zealand lost the wicket of Tom Latham early in their daunting pursuit of 369 to beat Australia in the first test in Wellington on Saturday. Glenn Phillips took five wickets as Australia were bundled out for 164 in their second innings but New Zealand were 15-1 at…
By Harry Poole. American Christian Coleman says he is "stepping into his prime" after beating Noah Lyles to 60m gold in their showdown at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow. Coleman, the world record holder in the event, clocked a world-leading 6.41 seconds to take an impressive victory. World…
Staff Reporter. Kylian Mbappe was replaced at half-time and watched the second half with his mother in the stands as Paris St-Germain drew at his former club Monaco. Mbappe, PSG's all-time top scorer with 244 goals, has agreed a deal to join Real Madrid at the end of the season.…
Staff Reporter. Lucas Holer's 87th-minute volley secured Freiburg a point, as Thomas Tuchel's Bayern Munich lost yet more ground on league leaders Bayer Leverkusen. Bayern were playing in their 2000th Bundesliga game - the first team to reach that milestone - but fell behind to Christian Gunter's thunder strike 12…
Staff Reporter. Stellenbosch Football Club earned a point in their Premier Soccer League clash against Chippa United on Friday at the Danie Craven Stadium. The result saw Stellies remain fourth on the league standings - three points behind second-placed Cape Town City. Coach Steve Barker's side will now lock horns…
By Russell Fuller. Andrey Rublev has been disqualified from the Dubai Tennis Championships for unsportsmanlike conduct. The Russian second seed screamed in the face of a line judge following a disputed call in the third set of his semi-final with Alexander Bublik. A Russian-speaking official told ATP supervisor Roland Herfel…
By Andrew Benson. Red Bull's Max Verstappen put in a crushing performance to set pole position for the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix. The world champion was 0.228 seconds quicker than Ferrari's Charles Leclerc in second. Mercedes' George Russell was third from Ferrari's Carlos Sainz. Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton was only ninth,…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says his side need to focus on tactics and not emotions in Sunday's Premier League derby with Manchester United. City, who won 3-0 at Old Trafford in October, are 15 points above United. Both sides are in good form, with second-placed City unbeaten…
Staff Reporter. Saudi Arabia, the only contender to host the 2034 World Cup, has formally launched its bid for the tournament. The Gulf Kingdom became the sole bidder in October when Australia pulled out of the race hours before Fifa's deadline for declarations of interest. A Fifa congress will confirm…
Staff Reporter. Tottenham Hotspur forward Richarlison will be out for "three to four weeks" with a knee injury, says boss Ange Postecoglou. The Brazilian, 26, picked up the injury in Spurs' 2-1 defeat by Wolves last time out. Richarlison has scored 10 goals in 22 top-flight appearances so this season.…
By Gavin Rich. Hollywoodbets Sharks coach John Plumtree has selected former Toyota Cheetahs star Siya Masuku into the starting flyhalf role for Saturday's Vodacom United Rugby Championship derby against the Emirates Lions in Johannesburg. Masuku displaces Curwin Bosch from the team that started the recent loss to the DHL Stormers…
By Andrew Benson. @GettyImages. Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has again denied allegations of inappropriate behaviour after a series of alleged messages were leaked. Horner was cleared on Wednesday after an internal investigation into his behaviour towards a female colleague. An anonymous email with a link to messages purporting…
Staff Reporter. Australia took five quick wickets to leave New Zealand in big trouble at tea on day two of the first test on Friday after Cameron Green smashed an unbeaten 174 to steer the tourists to an imposing 383. At the break, the hosts were 42 for five at…
Staff Reporter. Emma Raducanu has been awarded a wild card for the Miami Open which takes place at the iconic Hard Rock Stadium from March 17-31. The 21-year-old has not played since losing to Ukraine's Anhelina Kalinina in Doha on 12 February. Raducanu is ranked 252nd in the world as…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Ahead of a crucial Champions League clash with Lazio in Europe next week, Bayern Munich must win against Freiburg on Friday night to keep their fading title hopes alive. The defending champions were relieved to have kept the gap between them and leaders Bayer 04 Leverkusen to…
Staff Reporter. (BBC Sport) - Marcus Rashford says people questioning his commitment to Manchester United need to show "more humanity". Rashford, 26, has scored five goals for United this season and faced criticism about perceived attitude issues. He missed United's FA Cup win over Newport, days after he was reportedly…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba says he is "sad, shocked and heartbroken" after being banned from football for four years for a doping offence. Pogba 30, was provisionally suspended in September after a drugs test found elevated levels of testosterone in his system. "Everything I have built in…
By Andrew Benson. Lewis Hamilton led a Mercedes one-two in Thursday practice at the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix. Hamilton was 0.206 seconds quicker than team-mate George Russell with Aston Martin's Fernando Alonso just 0.08secs further adrift. Pre-season favourite Max Verstappen was down in sixth, 0.477secs off the pace. However, the…
Staff Reporter. The former Manchester United midfielder, now with Italian giants Juventus, Paul Pogba has been banned from football for four years for a doping offence. Pogba was provisionally suspended in September after a drugs test found elevated levels of testosterone in his system. France international, 30, was randomly tested…
Staff Reporter. LeBron James scored 34 points to help the Los Angeles Lakers overcome a 21-point deficit in the final quarter to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 116-112. The 39-year-old scored 19 of his points in that period to quieten the home fans who had seen the Clippers lead 98-77.…
Staff Reporter. Al-Nassr forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for one match for "provoking fans" following the Saudi Pro League win over Al-Shabab. Al Shabab supporters chanted "Messi" - Ronaldo's long-term rival Lionel Messi - after Sunday's 3-2 defeat in Riyadh. Portugal captain Ronaldo, 39, cupped his hand to his…
Staff Reporter. Tadej Pogacar opens his season Saturday at the Strade Bianche in Italy targeting a win at the gravel race that will also act as preparation for his assault on a Giro d'Italia and Tour de France double. The two-time Tour de France winner said he was "racing to…
Staff Reporter. The organisers of the Paris Olympics are set to take the keys for the athletes' village on Thursday a day ahead of schedule, reinforcing growing confidence that they will be ready for the Games. An inauguration ceremony at the sprawling site in northern Paris will see President Emmanuel…
By Simon Stone. Manchester United booked an FA Cup quarter-final with old rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford next month thanks to Casemiro's 89th-minute winner against Nottingham Forest. The Brazilian dashed in to flick home Bruno Fernandes' free-kick, although the goal was only given after a lengthy Video Assistant Referee (VAR)…
Staff Reporter. Aitana Bonmati scored as Spain added the Women's Nations League trophy to their World Cup title with a comfortable 2-0 victory over France in Wednesday's final in Seville. Spain continued their golden run of form as they prepare for a first ever appearance at the Olympics in Paris…
Staff Reporter. Holders Manchester City have been given a home draw against Newcastle United in the FA Cup quarter-finals, while Manchester United could play Liverpool. United must beat Nottingham Forest in their fifth-round tie, while Liverpool need to overcome Southampton. Chelsea or Leeds, who also meet on Wednesday, will be…
By Jonathan Jurejko. Britain's Andy Murray says he is not planning to "play much past this summer" but hopes to compete at another Olympic Games before he retires. The future of the three-time Grand Slam champion, who turns 37 in May, has come under increased scrutiny after he has struggled…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Netball South Africa has announced Jenny van Dyk as the new head coach of the SPAR Proteas on Wednesday. Van Dyk succeeds Australian Norma Plummer, who was in charge of the national team from 2015 to 2019 and again from 2022 to January 2024. She coached the…
By Andrew Benson. Red Bull's team principal Christian Horner has been cleared following an internal investigation into his behaviour towards a female colleague. Allegations of inappropriate and controlling behaviour had been made against the 50-year-old. "Red Bull is confident that the investigation has been fair, rigorous and impartial," a spokesperson…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Banyana Banyana star Jermaine Seoposenwe assumed legendary status by reaching the milestone of 100 international caps against Tanzania on Tuesday night. The African champions confirmed their place in the final round of qualifying for the Paris Olympics women's football tournament with their 1-0 second leg win against…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. New Zealand opening batsman Devon Conway has been ruled out of the first test against Australia, captain Tim Southee said Wednesday. Conway will miss Thursday's opener in Wellington after hurting his left thumb in a Twenty20 defeat to Australia on Friday in Auckland. Experienced batsman Henry Nicholls…
By Simon Stone. Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has hit back at Jamie Carragher's "subjective" criticism of his tactics in the 2-1 defeat by Fulham. Carragher questioned the way United were set up on Saturday during Sky Sports' Monday Night Football. Ten Hag conceded the ex-Liverpool defender "had a…
Staff Reporter. Novak Djokovic on Tuesday said he was excited to be back in Indian Wells to compete at the BNP Paribas Open for the first time since 2019 after US travel restrictions related to Covid-19 had kept him away. The world No 1 is seeking an unprecedented sixth title…
By Sam Drury. @GettyImages. Erling Haaland scored five in a stunning display of finishing as holders Manchester City thrashed Luton 6-2 to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals. It was the Norwegian's eighth hat-trick for City and he also became the first player to score five in a game twice for…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns moved 12 points clear–with a game in hand–at the top of the Premier Soccer League table after beating AmaZulu 3-0 at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Tuesday evening. The log-leaders extended their record streak of unbeaten league games to 40, thereby setting a new benchmark for…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool "need miracles" to ease their injury woes as they prepare to host Southampton in the FA Cup fifth round, says manager Jurgen Klopp. Dutch midfielder Ryan Gravenberch, who has an ankle injury, is the latest player to join Klopp's absent players. Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez and Dominik…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit.X/@CricketNamibia1. Namibia's Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton broke the record for the fastest century in T20 international cricket with a 33-ball hundred against Nepal. The 22-year-old hit 11 fours and eight sixes before falling for 101 off 36 deliveries in Kirtipur, Nepal. Nepal's Kushal Malla, who was playing in…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. (BBC Sport) - Sweden midfielder Kristoffer Olsson has been placed on a ventilator in hospital after losing consciousness at home. Midtjylland said the ex-Arsenal player, 28, is "suffering from what appears to be an acute brain-related illness". The Danish club announced he was taken to Aarhus University…
Staff Reporter. An emotional Neil Wagner announced his retirement from international cricket on Tuesday, after the fast bowler was left out of New Zealand's team for the first Test against Australia this week. Wagner, 37 is the Kiwis' fifth-highest Test wicket-taker, with 260 wickets at an average of 27.57. "It's…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Premier Soccer League (PSL) confirmed the fixtures for the Nedbank Cup round of 16 in a televised live draw on SuperSport channel 202, on Monday evening. While most DStv Premiership clubs reached the Last 16, record champions Kaizer Chiefs were knocked out after losing 5-4 on…
Staff Reporter. Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy won a closest-to-the-pin tiebreaker to earn $1.6 million at the end of The Match 9 on Monday night in West Palm Beach, Fla. The ninth edition of the exhibition golf series brought McIlroy, Max Homa and LPGA stars Lexi Thompson and Rose Zhang together…
By Simon Stone. Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says Jack Grealish will return to his starting line-up on a regular basis when his performances improve. The England midfielder, 28, started 41 games for City in last season's Treble-winning campaign, including the FA Cup and Champions League finals. He has started…
By Gary Rose. West Ham manager David Moyes says he will leave discussions over a new contract until the end of the season, but has no plans to "be going away". Moyes had been coming under pressure from some supporters after a poor run of results, but watched his side…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Rising Manchester City star Oscar Bobb has signed a new long-term deal with the Premier League champions. Bobb has made 16 appearances for this City this term, with his last-minute Premier League winner at Newcastle United one of his two goals for Pep Guardiola's side. His previous…
By Jess Anderson. Andy Murray has suggested he may only have a "few months" left of his tennis career after earning his second win of 2024 in Dubai. The 36-year-old beat Canadian Denis Shapovalov 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-3. "I probably don't have too long left but I'll do as best…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Everton Football Club has regained four points in its latest bid to avoid relegation from the Premier League. The northwest club's record 10-point deduction for breaching the league's financial rules has been reduced to six following an appeal, the competition said Monday. The punishment - the biggest…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Springboks' glorious defence of their Rugby World Cup (RWC) title in Paris last year has earned them a nomination for World Team of the Year at the prestigious Laureus World Sports awards. The Springboks are nominated for this year's Laureus World Team of the Year Award…
Staff Reporter. Dejan Joveljic scored in the 75th minute for Los Angeles but Lionel Messi tallied the equalizer during stoppage time to give Inter Miami CF a 1-1 tie with the Galaxy on Sunday night at Carson, Calif. Messi's goal came in the second minute of second-half stoppage time and…
By Stephan Shemilt. England threatened to pull off a famous victory only for India to seal the series with a five-wicket win on the fourth day of the fourth Test in Ranchi. Shoaib Bashir took two wickets in two balls just after lunch to leave India five down and 72…
Staff Reporter. Argentina strengthened their grip on the Sevens Series by beating New Zealand in the Canada Sevens final, while the Blitzboks finished strongly to claim ninth place. Los Pumas overwhelmed New Zealand in a 36-12 victory to win their third straight Canda Sevens crown in Vancouver on Sunday, tightening…
Staff Reporter. @APPhoto. Jake Knapp didn't have his A game on Sunday. But after three days of birdie binges, an even-par finish was more than enough to get the job done. Knapp carded a final-round 71, fended off Finland's Sami Valimaki by two strokes and won the Mexico Open at…
Staff Reporter. Luka Modric rolled back the years with a sublime late winner against Sevilla as Real Madrid moved eight points clear at the top of La Liga. With England midfielder Jude Bellingham absent for Real for a third consecutive game, the contest looked to be heading towards a goalless…
Staff Reporter. Darius Van Driel came through qualifying school to play in the 2024 season. Afpphoto. Darius van Driel won his maiden European Tour title on Sunday at the Kenya Open two shots clear of Joe Dean and Nacho Elvira. The Dutch golfer lost his card last season but graduated…
Staff Reporter. Ten-man Milford FC have embarrassed Kaizer Chiefs in the Last 32 of the Nedbank Cup with a 5-4 win on penalties after a 0-0 draw over 120 minutes at the FNB Stadium on Sunday evening. The Motsepe Foundation Championship club (who have won just once away from home…
By CS Chiwanza. Jonas Vingegaard opened his season once again with a dominating victory in the Gran Camino, splashing through the rain on Sunday to win the final stage and top the overall standings. Like last season, the Dane won three stages on the four-day tour of Galicia, in northwest…
By Alastair Telfer. Paolo Garbisi's injury-time penalty hit the post as Italy were denied a first Six Nations victory in France. The fly-half looked set to seal the historic win until the ball fell off the tee, which resulted in a rushed attempt due to the shot clock. Ange Capuozzo's…
By Phil McNulty. Virgil van Dijk's header deep into extra time gave an under-strength Liverpool a remarkable Carabao Cup final win over Chelsea at Wembley. Van Dijk had seen a header contentiously ruled out for offside on the hour but there was no reprieve for Chelsea when he glanced home…
By Steve Sutcliffe. Pablo Sarabia's first-half header gave Wolves a hard-fought Premier League 1-0 win over bottom club Sheffield United at Molineux. The Spain winger was left totally unmarked as he registered his third goal of the campaign for the hosts, flicking Rayan Ait-Nouri's left-wing delivery into the top right…
By Stephan Shemilt. England's hopes of forcing a series decider faded dramatically in the face of a stirring India fightback on day three of the fourth Test in Ranchi. With dogged lower-order resistance and spin bowling of the highest quality, India turned the match on its head. From beginning Sunday…
Staff Reporter. Australia's Jordan Thompson defeated Casper Ruud to seal the first ATP title of his career with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) victory in the Los Cabos Open final in Mexico on Saturday. Thompson – who had knocked out top seed Alexander Zverev in a marathon semifinal battle that finished…
Staff Reporter. Wicketkeeper-batsman Dhruv Jurel hit a defiant 90 before England bowled out India for 307 to lead by 46 runs on day three of the fourth test in Ranchi on Sunday. Shoaib Bashir took one wicket in the morning session to complete his first five-wicket haul in tests. Fellow…
By Steve Sutcliffe. Arsenal underlined their Premier League title credentials as they recorded their sixth consecutive win with a dominant display against Newcastle United. The result sees Mikel Arteta's side sit two points behind leaders Liverpool and a point behind second-placed Manchester City at the top of the table. The…
By Brenden Nel. The Blitzboks inconsistent run of form continued as they were bundled out of the Vancouver SVNS Cup competition by losing their final pool fixture 22-10 to Ireland, to finish last in the "pool of death". After winning their opening game against New Zealand, who ironically will face…
Staff Reporter. Tanzanian club Young Africans made a stunning entry to the Caf Champions League quarterfinals for the first time on Saturday by hammering Chabab Belouizdad of Algeria 4-0 in Dar es Salaam. Needing to defeat the visiting side by at least four goals to squeeze through from group D…
Staff Reporter. Australia completed a clean sweep of their three-match Twenty20 series against New Zealand on Sunday as Matthew Wade's side won a rain-affected clash by 27 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis method at Eden Park. The Australians had already clinched the series after winning the first two meetings in Wellington…
Staff Reporter. Richards Bay Football Club defeated Polokwane City 3-2 in the Nedbank Cup at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Saturday evening. The win from the Natal Rich Boys takes them into the next round of the cup competition. The opening 45 minutes of the match produced three goals, giving…
Staff Reporter. Harry Kane scored a stoppage-time winner as Bayern Munich beat RB Leipzig 2-1 to pick up an important win in the Bundesliga title race. Kane placed in a brilliant left-footed finish after Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting got in behind the Leipzig defence and cut back for the England captain.…
By Matthew Howarth. Manchester City moved a point behind Premier League leaders Liverpool with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Bournemouth at Vitality Stadium. City started slowly but took the lead midway through the first half when Phil Foden steered home after Erling Haaland's shot was saved by Neto. The visitors…
By Colin Moffat. Duhan van der Merwe became the first Scotland player to score a Calcutta Cup hat-trick as the hosts racked up a fourth successive Six Nations victory over England at Murrayfield. The powerful winger scored two incredible tries at Twickenham last year and went one better this time.…
Staff Reporter. Raphinha scored once and played a role in two other goals as Barcelona beat Getafe 4-0 to provisionally move into second place in the Spanish league on Saturday. Raphinha opened the scoring for the hosts, with Joao Felix, another player recalled to the Barca starting XI, adding the…
Staff Reporter. Karen Khachanov ended Jakub Mensik's bid to become the 10th youngest ATP champion with a straight sets win in the Qatar Open final on Saturday. The 17th-ranked Russian won 7-6 (14/12), 6-4 to claim a sixth career title against 18-year-old Mensik, the youngest finalist at a tour event…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates began their Nedbank Cup defence with ease after thrashing amateur side Crystal Lake FC 6-0 at Mbombela Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The cup tie was effectively over by halftime as the Buccaneers raced into a four-goal lead and they added another two goals in the second…
By Matt Gault. Ireland moved closer to completing back-to-back Six Nations Grand Slams with an unconvincing bonus-point win over a spirited Wales side in Dublin. Dan Sheehan's opening try and a James Lowe score had the hosts 17-0 up after a dominant first-half display. Welsh hopes of a shock win…
By Simon Stone. Manchester United were given a harsh reality check at Old Trafford as Alex Iwobi's injury-time effort gave Fulham only their second Old Trafford victory since 1963. Four days after new co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe spoke of United attempting to knock Manchester City and Liverpool off their perch…
By Stephan Shemilt. Shoaib Bashir's wonderful 4-84 gave England a golden opportunity to take control of the fourth Test against India in Ranchi. Off-spinner Bashir, who is playing in only his second Test, bowled 31 consecutive overs in a spell that stretched across all three sessions of the second day.…
Staff Reporter. LeBron James scored 30 points on his return for the Los Angeles Lakers at they won 123-118 at home to the San Antonio Spurs. The Denver Nuggets, the NBA's defending champions, won again at the Portland Trail Blazers while Tyrese Maxey scored 24 points as the Philadelphia 76ers…
Staff Reporter. Stellenbosch FC advanced to the Round of 16 of the Nedbank Cup this week, following a nervy 4-3 penalty shootout victory over Motsepe Foundation Championship outfit Pretoria Callies at the Danie Craven Stadium on Friday night. With the scores level at 1-1 during regulation time, goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke…
Staff Reporter. @Vaelncia. Valencia's Liga clash at Granada was postponed on Friday as a mark of respect following a fire tragedy which left at least 10 people dead, with up to 15 people missing. The second division meeting between Levante and Andorra, scheduled for Saturday evening in Valencia, has also…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Joe Root remained unbeaten on 122 but ran out of partners as India bowled out England for 353 on day two of the fourth Test on Saturday. Root put on 102 runs with overnight partner Ollie Robinson, who made 58, but his departure brought a quick end…
Staff Reporter. Bayer Leverkusen set a new German record of 33 games unbeaten with an entertaining Bundesliga 2-1 victory over Mainz. Xabi Alonso's side are now 11 points clear of second-placed Bayern Munich at the top of the table. Granit Xhaka put Leverkusen in front in the third minute, before…
Staff Reporter. @AFPPhoto. The 18-year-old continued his breakthrough week at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open Friday when he downed Gael Monfils to become the youngest finalist in tournament history. Mensik gained a key break at 4-3 in the third set before going on to hold serve as he won 6-4 1-6…
Staff Reporter. TS Galaxy secured a 2-1 victory over Golden Arrows in a Nedbank Cup Last 32 match played at the Mpumalanga Stadium in Hammarsdale on Friday night. Therefore, the Rockets progressed to the Round of 16 for the second year running. Coach Sead Ramovic's side is set to lock…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Australia sliced through a reckless New Zealand batting effort on Friday to win the second Twenty20 international by 72 runs in Auckland and clinch the three-match series. Legspinner Adam Zampa knocked over the middle order to finish with 4-34 as the home side were skittled for 102…
Staff Reporter. Banyana Banyana are one step closer to reaching the final round of the Paris Olympic qualifiers after securing a 3-0 victory against Tanzania in the third round, first leg of the qualifiers at Azam Complex in Dar es Salaam on Friday. The team started off a bit rusty…
By Andrew Benson. Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes have "definitely improved" their car for this season but Red Bull "clearly are out in the distance". The seven-time champion said his team had "done a great job" in redesigning their car after abandoning their previous discredited philosophy. "It felt much more enjoyable…
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