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Staff Reporter. @Diegocosta. Former Atletico Madrid and Chelsea striker Diego Costa has signed for Brazilian league leaders Atletico Mineiro, the Belo Horizonte-based club announced on Sunday. The Spain forward, 32, left Atletico Madrid in December after asking the club to terminate his contract early. It was his second spell at…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns are set to go head to head with Kaizer Chiefs in the pick of this weekend's MTN8 quarterfinal matches on Sunday. Kick-off is at 3pm. The memory of the 2-1 defeat to Chiefs will still be fresh in the minds of Sundowns players as the loss…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Nico Ali Walsh paid tribute to his grandfather Muhammad Ali as he won his debut professional bout wearing a pair of shorts he had given him. The 21-year-old made easy work of the fight, knocking down Jordan Weeks after 70 seconds. The middleweight fight in Catoosa, Oklahoma,…
Staff Reporter. Lionel Messi was introduced to the Paris St-Germain fans before Saturday's win over 10-man Strasbourg. Messi was presented with fellow signings Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Georginio Wijnaldum and Achraf Hakimi. He watched from the stand as Mauricio Pochettino's side made it two Ligue 1 wins from two. Goals…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Karim Benzema picked up where he left off last season by scoring twice to fire Real Madrid to a 4-1 win away to Alaves in their opening game of the LaLiga campaign. Gareth Bale,back from a loan spell at Tottenham, was in former Everton boss Ancelotti's first…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool kicked off their 2021-22 Premier League campaign with a straightforward win over Norwich City at Carrow Road on Saturday. Doigo Jota fired Liverpool in front in the 26th minute, firing a low drive past Norwich keeper Tim Krul to stake Jurgen Klopp's side to a half-time lead…
Staff Reporter. Swallows FC knocked-out title holders Orlando Pirates out of the MTN8, claiming a 2-1 win over their Soweto rivals at Orlando Stadium. The Birds secured the victory thanks to an early brace from Ruzaigh Gamildien, while the Buccaneers pulled one back through Kabelo Dlamini but were unable to…
Staff Reporter. An imperious, unbeaten 180 from England captain Joe Root earned his side a 27-run first-innings lead over India by stumps on day three of this fascinating second Test. Root took full advantage of ideal batting conditions, with Lord's bathed in sunshine, to bring up his 22nd Test ton…
Staff Reporter. New Zealand began the Rugby Championship with a record victory against Australia to claim the Bledisloe Cup, while South Africa beat Argentina in their opener. The All Blacks' 57-22 win at Eden Park was their highest ever points tally against the Wallabies. Later on Saturday, world champions South…
Staff Reporter. Golden Arrows have become the first team to book their spot in the MTN8 semifinals after they defeated SuperSport United 4-3 on penalties (2-2 after extra time) at Princess Magogo Stadium. Arrows looked in trouble trailing 2-1 near the end of extra time, but they were able to…
Staff Reporter. Christian Pulisic fired Chelsea to a 3-0 win at Stamford Bridge on Saturday against Crystal Palace. Marcos Alonso opened the scoring for Thomas Tuchel's side and it was a memorable Premier League debut for Trevor Chalobah who scored in front of the home crowd. Alonso put Chelsea ahead…
Staff Reporter. The Vodacom Blue Bulls put in a monstrous second-half performance to smash the Sigma Lions 48-21 in their Carling Currie Cup matchup at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg on Saturday afternoon. A tight first half saw the Bulls reach the break with just a one-point lead before they…
Staff Reporter. Bruno Fernandes scored an opening-day hat-trick as Manchester United swept Leeds aside with a devastating second-half display. The Portugal midfielder opened the scoring on the half-hour mark at a packed Old Trafford, but Luke Ayling's thunderous strike drew Leeds level early in the second half. Mason Greenwood restored…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Premier Soccer League have approved the sale of Bloemfontein Celtic to Shauwn Mkhize’s Royal AM. This comes after Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila confirmed on Saturday that they had purchased the GladAfrica Championship status of Royal AM. According to documents leaked from the Premier Soccer League, the executive…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GettyImages. Team South Africa has announced 34 athletes for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Paralympics set to take place in Japan. The global showpiece will start on Tuesday, 24 August and end on Sunday, 5 September. "It's a great honour and privilege for me. From a logistical sense,…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United have completed the signing of centre-back Raphael Varane from Real Madrid on a four-year deal. A fee of £34m - which could rise to £42m with add-ons - was agreed for the France international on 26 July. The 28-year-old won three La Liga titles and four…
Staff Reporter. Champions Bayern Munich had to work their way back from a goal down in their Bundesliga season opener on Friday as they earned a 1-1 draw at Borussia Monchengla bach thanks to last season's top scorer Robert Lewandowski. The Bayern forward, who scored an all-time league record 41…
Staff Reporter. @PL. Brentford got the better of Arsenal in the first match of the 2021-22 Premier League season at the Community Stadium in West London on Friday night. Goals either side of half-time from Sergi Canos and Christian Norgaard sent Thomas Frank's side on to a historic win. It…
Staff Reporter. @AFP. England's spirited fightback in the second Test against India was checked by the loss of Rory Burns late on the second day. Burns was lbw to Mohammed Shami for 49, 20 minutes before the close in the gathering gloom at Lord's. Captain Joe Root remained on 48…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns have been given a bye in the first round of the CAF Champions League while AmaZulu are set to take on the Malawian giants. Sundowns will once again not feature in the first preliminary round as they one of the top-ranked sides in the tournament, but…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Sascoc president Barry Hendricks has blamed "miscommunication" for shock news that Team SA's Olympic medallists Tatjana Schoenmaker and Bianca Buitendag would not receive medal incentive bonuses. "We need to explain the miscommunication that occurred," said Hendricks. "The story going was that Sascoc does not support the athletes.…
Staff Reporter. @ManUtd. Raphael Varane will miss Manchester United's opening Premier League game against Leeds on Saturday as the deal is not "100% done yet". United reached an agreement with Real Madrid for Varane on 27 July. The France defender, 28, is in Manchester but missed Friday's league deadline to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The 59th Bundesliga season kicks off on Friday as nine-time defending champions FC Bayern München open the campaign away at Borussia Mönchengladbach. A storied fixture set to be played for the 107th time in the league, it signals a new era as Julian Nagelsmann takes charge of…
By Michael Vlismas. Vodacom has once again thrown its full support behind South African professional golf with the announcement of a significant donation to permanent Sunshine Tour caddies to help alleviate the economic pressures they have suffered during the coronavirus pandemic and specifically the hard lockdown of professional golf in…
Staff Reporter. Fans will not be allowed to attend the US Open qualifying rounds to "ensure the health and safety of all". The main tournament will have capacity crowds when it starts on 30 August. The qualifying week will see "the greatest number" of players and support staff on site,…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has extended his contract with the club until the summer of 2025. The 30-year-old, who was under contract until 2023, follows Trent Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho and Alisson in signing new deals with the club this summer. He played just five league games last…
Staff Reporter. @GalloImages. Amazulu has confirmed the signing of Hendrick Ekstein as well as Kgotso Moleko, two former Kaizer Chiefs players who will be representing the club FC next season. Ekstein, who last played for Chiefs three seasons ago joins after a spell in Azerbaijan, while Moleko was released by…
Staff Reporter. England suffered a demoralising first day of the second Test as a KL Rahul century led India towards a huge total after they were asked to bat first. Rahul played with elegance for 127 not out, growing in stature following his supporting role in an opening stand of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GettyImages. Chelsea have re-signed striker Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan for £97.5m. The 28-year-old Belgian returns to Stamford Bridge on a five-year deal, having left the Blues to join Everton for £28m in 2014. The fee is just short of the British transfer record of £100 paid…
Staff Reporter. Aston Martin have withdrawn their appeal against Sebastian Vettel's disqualification from second place in the Hungarian Grand Prix. The German was thrown out of the results after his car was found to have less than the mandatory one litre of fuel remaining for post-race testing. Aston Martin withdrew…
Staff Reporter. Defending champions Banyana Banyana have been drawn in a tough Group A against Malawi, Angola and Mozambique, in the upcoming COSAFA Women’s Championship that will take place in the Nelson Mandela Bay in the Eastern Cape from 15-26 November 2021. The tournament is a precursor to the 2022…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Royal AM have been found guilty of all charges in their disciplinary committee (DC) hearing regarding failing to honour their four Premier Soccer League (PSL) promotion-relegation playoff matches. "They were found guilty of all charges. I have made written representations as to the appropriate sanctions and the…
Staff Reporter. England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive Tom Harrison says he is "confident" this winter's Ashes tour of Australia will go ahead. England players are seeking assurances that they will be able to be joined by their families in Australia. "People come first. That is our view and…
Staff Reporter. All-rounder Dwaine Pretorius is back in the Proteas squad for the One-Day International and T20 tour of Sri Lanka next month. The Proteas will play three ODIs and three T20s in Colombo, starting 2 September. Pretorius missed both the tours of the West Indies and Ireland because of…
Staff Reporter. Swallows FC will be able to measure just how well they have done in pre-season preparations when they take on Orlando Pirates in their MTN8 quarterfinal on Saturday, said coach Brandon Truter. The Soweto rivals clash at the Orlando Stadium at 6pm on Saturday. "It’s a big occasion…
By Michael Vlismas. @GettyImages. Erik van Rooyen, South Africa's latest PGA Tour champion, has confirmed he will play in the 20th Anniversary Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews. Van Rooyen claimed his maiden PGA Tour title in last week's Barracuda Championship, becoming the third South African to win on…
Staff Reporter. @ChampionsLeague. Chelsea beat Villarreal 6-5 in a penalty shootout to lift the Uefa Super Cup for a second time after a draining 120 minutes in Belfast. Substitute goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga saved captain Raul Albiol's spot-kick at Windsor Park on a night that began superbly for the Blues with…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter is not sure how many of the club’s new signings will start Sunday’s MTN8 tie against Mamelodi Sundowns but predicts a few of the new faces will get their club debuts in the quarterfinal tie at Atteridgeville. "It’s difficult to say right now.…
Staff Reporter. @PA/Supplied. Bowler Stuart Broad will miss the remainder of England's Test series against India because of a calf tear. Broad, 35, was initially ruled out of the second Test, which starts on Thursday, but a scan on Wednesday has revealed a tear to his right calf. He is…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @PSG. Lionel Messi said he dreams of winning the Champions League once more after joining Paris St-Germain, adding: "I think we have the team to do it here." The Argentina captain, 34, won four Champions League titles with Barcelona, the last of which came in 2015. PSG…
Staff Reporter. The Carling Currie Cup Premier Division match between the New Nation Pumas and Cell C Sharks, scheduled for Nelspruit on Wednesday, has been cancelled in line with Covid-19 protocols. The decision to cancel the Nelspruit game was prompted by positive tests in the Cell C Sharks team, and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @PSG. Lionel Messi has signed a two-year contract with Paris St-Germain after leaving Barcelona. The 34-year-old's deal also has the option of a third year. Messi left Barca - the only club he has played for - as they were unable to afford a new deal under…
Staff Reporter. The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) has confirmed that athletes who win medals at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will receive financial incentives. Sascoc president Barry Hendricks said on Tuesday that contrary to recent media reports‚ athletes who have won medals at the Tokyo Olympic…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. There is little time for South Africa to rest on their famous series win over the Lions as the Rugby Championship kicks off in earnest on Saturday. The Springboks welcome Argentina to Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday as they look to build on…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Six-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi received a hero's welcome after flying to France on Tuesday to join Paris Saint Germain (PSG). The agreement to sign the 34-year-old Argentine is a major coup for wealthy PSG, who will add one of the best soccer players of all…
Staff Reporter. The International Cricket Council is bidding to have the sport included in the Olympic Games. The ICC says its "primary target" is being added to the 2028 Games in Los Angeles. It would end a 128-year wait for the sport to be included, following its only previous appearance…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Lionel Messi has agreed a deal with Paris St-Germain to join the French club following his shock exit from Barcelona. The deal is subject to a medical. The 34-year-old Argentina captain left Barca - the only club he has ever played for - as they were unable…
Staff Reporter. Andy Murray has been added to the US Open main draw after Swiss former champion Stan Wawrinka withdrew. Murray, who won his first Grand Slam title at the tournament in 2012, withdrew from the men's singles at the Tokyo Olympics with a thigh strain. Meanwhile, fellow Briton Dan…
Staff Reporter. @GalloImages. The PSL has responded to calls to ban Bloemfontein Celtic following the ongoing legal drama with former goalkeeper Patrick Tignyemb. This after the Cameroon goalkeeper’s lawyers lobbied that Celtic be banned from competing in the 2021/22 season due to their continued failure to pay the R3 million…
Staff Reporter. @IANS. The Premier League says nine players and club staff have tested positive for coronavirus over the past week, before the start of the 2021-22 season. Across two rounds, the Premier League conducted 3,118 tests between 2 August and 8 August. From these, there were nine new positive…
Staff Reporter. Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero will be out for 10 weeks because of a right calf injury, say the La Liga club. In a statement, Barca say tests on the Argentine forward have confirmed a tendon injury. Aguero, 33, joined Barcelona from Manchester City on a two-year contract in…
Staff Reporter. Swallows FC have confirmed the signing of veteran defender Tebogo Langerman on a one-year deal. The 35-year-old defender joins Swallows as a free agent having been released by Mamelodi Sundowns at the end of last season. "Welcome Tebogo Langerman To the Birds Nest. Mr Langerman joins the Birds…
By Anthony Moruthane. Raven Klaasen (right) and his Japanese partner Ben McLachlan (left) captured the Citi Open doubles trophy in Washington on Sunday night to record their first ATP Tour title of the season. Photo credits: Peter Staples/Citi Open. South African world-acclaimed doubles player Raven Klaasen and his Japanese partner…
By Michael Vlismas. @GettyImages. Erik van Rooyen claimed his first PGA Tour title when he won the Barracuda Championship in California on Sunday, and said he'd celebrate in typical South African fashion with "a Brandy and Coke". The South African finished with 50 points in the modified stableford scoring system…
Staff Reporter. TS Galaxy on Sunday officially unveiled their new signings for the upcoming 2021/2022 season. The new signings include strikers, Augustine Kwem and Mohammed Anas as well as Zolani Nkombelo. "The Rockets are pleased to announce that they have acquired the services of Augustine Kwem, Mohammed Anas, Mthobisi Mngomezulu,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @Springboks. British and Irish Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones defended his right to be "overly emotional" after his spectacular injury return ended in a narrow series loss to Springboks. Jones suffered what seemed like a tour-ending shoulder dislocation on 26 June. The 35-year-old made it back three…
Staff Reporter. The opening Test between India and England has ended in an anti-climactic draw after rain washed out what had promised to be a humdinger of a final day. India would have started the day at an overnight score of 52/1 with Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara at the…
Staff Reporter. Tottenham Hotspur fans put north London rivalries aside to welcome Arsenal's Bukayo Saka back to domestic duties for the first time since Euro 2020. Saka's introduction into Arsenal's 1-0 pre-season defeat at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was his first appearance since he was racially abused after missing a…
Staff Reporter. Maritzburg United were crowned the winners of the KZN Premier’s Cup following a penalty shoot-out victory over AmaZulu on Sunday after playing to a 2-2 draw in regulation time. Justin Shonga was named in the Usuthu starting line-up by coach Benni McCarthy as he continues to be assessed…
Staff Reporter. @IANS. Hellenic FC president and former professional footballer Mark Byrne has passed away, the club have confirmed. Byrne was the son of former England and Crystal Palace footballer John 'Budgie' Byrne and was someone who contributed immensely to the local game, playing a role in the development of…
Staff Reporter. Persistent rain delayed the start of what could be a grandstand final day in the first Test between England and India at Trent Bridge. Wet weather lingered throughout Sunday morning in Nottingham, with the covers in place well beyond the scheduled resumption at 11:00 BST. India are 52-1,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Lionel Messi has bid a tearful farewell to FC Barcelona at a press conference.Photo Credit:Getty Images. An emotional Lionel Messi said joining Paris St-Germain was "a possibility, but nothing is agreed" as he confirmed his exit from Barcelona. Messi is ending his 21-year association with Barca, who…
Staff Reporter. DStv Premiership side Swallows FC have reportedly made a decision on prospective signings Mogakolodi Ngele and Mark Mayambela. Former Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder, Ngele has been training with Swallows for the past few weeks alongside Mark Mayambela and George Lebese. Ngele, now 30, is a three-time league winner –…
Staff Reporter. Jose Mourinho was sent off as his Roma side finished Saturday's friendly away to Real Betis with only eight men. The hosts went 3-2 up on 57 minutes but Roma's players argued that Alex Moreno had handled the ball over the line. Midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini received a second…
Staff Reporter. @ciryl_gane. Ciryl Gane became the first French fighter to capture a UFC world title when he won the interim heavyweight title at UFC 265 in Texas on Saturday night. Gane, 31, claimed the vacant interim title by defeating hometown favourite Derrick Lewis in the main event in Houston.…
Staff Reporter. @PSG Paris St-Germain recovered from a goal down to open their Ligue 1 campaign with victory at newly-promoted Troyes. PSG, who are in talks with Lionel Messi following his departure from Barcelona, fell behind early after Oualid El Hajjam's header. But goals from Achraf Hakimi and Mauro Icardi…
Staff Reporter. Erling Braut Haaland scored a hat trick as Borussia Dortmund began their German Cup title defense with a 3-0 win over third-division Wehen Wiesbaden on Saturday. Haaland, 21, scored all three of his side's goals - including one from the penalty spot - in the first round tie.…
Staff Reporter. Rafael Benitez avoided a significant fan backlash at Old Trafford but the new Everton manager endured a troubling afternoon as Manchester United easily won their final pre-season game 4-0. In the former Liverpool manager's first game in front of a significant number of Everton fans since his controversial…
Staff Reporter. @LCFC. Leicester City beat Premier League champions Manchester City to win the 2021 Community Shield at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, the second in the club's history. Kelechi Iheanacho beat keeper Zack Steffen from the penalty spot shortly before full-time to hand Brendan Rodgers' side the win. City's record…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The British and Irish Lions lost an agonisingly close series decider to South Africa as Morne Steyn's late penalty sealed a 19-16 victory. The Lions won the opening test before the Springboks levelled the series last week with a dominant performance. Steyn returned to break the British…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Chelsea have agreed a £97.5million deal for Romelu Lukaku - after they refused Inter Milan’s demands to break the British transfer record. The Blues finally settled on the cash-only price for the striker after holding firm and refusing to cough up a further five million Euros -…
Staff Reporter. DHL Western Province overturned a 12-point halftime deficit to clinch a nail-biting 40-39 (halftime 16-28) Carling Currie Cup victory over the Toyota Cheetahs at DHL Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday. The homes side were disjointed throughout most of the match and only started to produce the goods…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Lionel Messi has spoken directly with Paris Saint-Germain head coach Mauricio Pochettino as he moves closer to joining the French club after leaving Barcelona. PSG are expected to offer Messi a two-year deal next week, worth £25m a year after tax with the option of a further…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. The Los Angeles Lakers have acquired Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony, while Stephen Curry has signed a new deal with the Golden State Warriors worth a reported $215m (£155m). The Lakers lost in the first round of last season's NBA play-offs and have brought in guard…
Staff Reporter. New Zealand held off Australia to win 33-25 in the opening Test of the 2021 Bledisloe Cup series in Auckland. Despite an error-strewn first half, the All Blacks led 16-8 at the break after a Sevu Reece try right on half-time. Three second-half tries put the game beyond…
Staff Reporter. Former Kaizer Chiefs player Willard Katsande says he is looking forward to a fresh challenge after he started training with DStv Premiership newly promoted Sekhukhune United. The 35-year-old defensive midfielder was among the new signings that were unveiled by the ambitious DStv Premiership upstarts on Friday. Katsande, who…
Staff Reporter. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has confirmed that the Davis Cup by Rakuten World Group II tie, between Venezuela and South Africa, will be played on a neutral ground, at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, New York. Following agreement between the two National Associations, South…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GalloImages. Allegations of racial discrimination in South African cricket have been made during a month of hearings, with one star claiming he was blasted as a "quota player" and that representing the national team was "no dream". Another said a modified version of the 1970s pop song…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Six-time world champion Marc Marquez admits MotoGP will be losing "maybe the biggest part" of the series with arch rival Valentino Rossi retiring at the end of 2021. MotoGP legend Rossi announced on Thursday ahead of Styrian Grand Prix that the current season will be his…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GalloImages. Sports, Arts and Culture Minister, Nathi Mthethwa praised Cricket SA for the Social Justice and Nation building initiative, saying he would like to see it replicated by other sporting codes. The SJN, under the guidance of transformation ombudsman, Adv. Dumisa Ntsebeza has heard heartbreaking and controversial…
By Michael Vlismas. @SunshineTour. Stellenbosch, Western Cape – George Coetzee claimed a three-stroke victory in the opening tournament of the 2021 Vodacom Origins of Golf Series at De Zalze Golf Estate on Friday. Coetzee closed with a 69 to win on 18 under par, with Jaco Ahlers and Tristen Strydom…
Staff Reporter. Flanker Courtney Lawes says the British and Irish Lions cannot get caught up in "scrapping" with South Africa in Saturday's decisive third Test. The series is drawn at 1-1 after South Africa claimed victory in a second Test that has drawn complaints due to the number of stoppages…
Staff Reporter. Al Ahly head coach Pitso Mosimane talked about his interest in Brighton’s Percy Tau and the importance of winning the league with the Red Devils. It took Mosimane less than two months to make his mark in Egypt, having won the Champions League after beating arch-rivals Zamalek in…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Emilio Ballack, the son of former Germany and Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack, has died at the age of 18. The teenager was involved in a quad-bike accident which police told Reuters took place in the early hours of Thursday morning south of Lisbon. Michael Ballack's former…
Staff Reporter. Roger Federer has withdrawn from this month's Toronto and Cincinnati Masters events with a knee injury - putting his US Open participation in doubt. The 39-year-old missed the Tokyo Olympics due to a "setback to his knee" after being knocked out of the Wimbledon quarter-finals. Federer, a 20-time…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @ManCity. Manchester City have signed England midfielder Jack Grealish from Aston Villa for a British record £100m. The 25-year-old joins the Premier League champions on a six-year contract and will wear the number 10 shirt recently vacated by Sergio Aguero. The fee surpasses the £89m Manchester United…
Staff Reporter. @GalloImages. AmaZulu has unveiled seven new additions as they prepare for life in the 2021/22 CAF Champions League next season. New signings are national Under-23 captain Tercious Malepe, Tsepang Moremi, young attacker Lindani Shange,former Kaizer Chiefs left-back Philani Zulu and Gambia international Matarr Ceesay. Another Chiefs star Keagan…
By Michael Vlismas. @ShaunRoy/Sunshine Tour. Stellenbosch, Western Cape – George Coetzee is on track to claim his fourth Vodacom Origins of Golf title as he heads into Friday's final round with a three-stroke lead at De Zalze Golf Estate. Coetzee signed for a 66 in Thursday's second round to maintain…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Barcelona says Lionel Messi will not be staying at the club "because of financial and structural obstacles". Messi, 34, has been a free agent since 1 July when his contract expired. He agreed a new deal on reduced wages with club two weeks later, but it was…
Staff Reporter. It has taken a while but Wales hooker Ken Owens will finally make his first British and Irish Lions Test start on Saturday in the series decider against South Africa. Owens is on his second tour and has made four Lions international appearances from the bench after playing…
Staff Reporter. James Anderson led an exhilarating England fightback before the weather curtailed the second day of the first Test against India. Anderson took two wickets in two balls - including India captain Virat Kohli for a golden duck - in a thrilling passage of play at Trent Bridge. That…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GalloImages. Former Cricket South Africa CEO Thabang Moroe has told the Social Justice and Nation Building (SJN) hearings that CSA is to blame for stifling the careers of coaches Geoffrey Toyana and Paul Adams. Both former franchise coaches were allegedly touted to take over as head coach…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Shaun Roy/Sunshine Tour. Stellenbosch, Western Cape – George Coetzee picked up exactly where he left off when the Vodacom Origins of Golf series was last played on the Sunshine Tour, and that's with his name at the top of the leaderboard. Coetzee won the 2019…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Louis van Gaal has been named head coach of the Netherlands for the third time. The 69-year-old Dutchman replaces Frank de Boer, who quit last month after a last-16 defeat by the Czech Republic at Euro 2020. Van Gaal was in charge of the side from 2000-2002…
Staff Reporter. The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has confirmed the dates, venues and kick-off times for the MTN8 quarter-final fixtures. All four quarter-finals will be played on the weekend of 14 and 15 August 2021. Defending champions, Orlando Pirates, will get proceedings under way when they host Swallows FC at…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs head coach Stuart Baxter believes new signing Keagan Dolly will bring a new dimension to his side. Dolly put pen-to-paper on a three-year deal with Chiefs to give Baxter added firepower in attack after spending over four years in France at Ligue 1 outfit Montepellier. "Keagan…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @ LeonSadiki. The South African Football Association (Safa) has joined calls for the SABC to rehire popular sports caster Robert Marawa. Marawa's most recent stint at the national broadcaster came to an end last week when his Marawa Sports Worldwide show that was carried by 2000FM and…
Staff Reporter. DStv Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns have announced an exciting partnership with Roc Nation Sports, a sub-division of Jay-Z's Roc Nation. Sundowns have announced that the club has partnered with one of the world’s leading entertainment and sports agencies in Roc Nation Sports, in a collaborative effort to "drive…
Staff Reporter. Tottenham striker Harry Kane has failed to report to the club's training ground for a second day as the stand-off over his future continues amid interest from Manchester City. It is anticipated the England striker, 28, will be fined for his absence. Kane believes he has a gentleman's…
By Michael Vlismas. @SunshineTour. George Coetzee has a new focus for his career, and it's one he will continue testing when he tees it up in this week's Vodacom Origins of Golf Series on the Sunshine Tour, which starts at De Zalze Golf Estate on Wednesday. It's entirely apt that…
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