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Staff Reporter. @PSG. Lionel Messi inspired Paris Saint-Germain to a 3-1 comeback victory at Saint-Etienne with a hat-trick of assists as Sergio Ramos made his long-awaited debut for the club. Ramos was making his first appearance for PSG since joining them on a free transfer from Real Madrid this summer.…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Burnley's Premier League match against Tottenham at Turf Moor was postponed 50 minutes before kick-off because of heavy snow. The fixture was due to start at 14:00 GMT but despite attempts to clear the pitch the game was called off at 13:10. Referee Peter Bankes said: "They…
Staff Reporter. GladAfrica Championship side Pretoria Callies have shown Joel Masutha the exit door,the club confirmed. Callies confirmed in an official statement that Masutha's entire technical team has also left the club with immediate effect. Pretoria Callies head coach Joel Masutha [has] parted ways with the club with immediate effect.…
Staff Reporter. George Kambosos Jr got a lot of respect, but Teofimo Lopez took some heat from fighters on social mediaEd Mulholland/Matchroom. George Kambosos Jr stunned Teofimo Lopez to become the unified world lightweight champion on a split decision in Madison Square Garden. The Australian, 28, won 115-111 113-114 115-112…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Palmeiras beat fellow Brazilians Flamengo in extra time to retain their Copa Libertadores title at the Estadio Centenario in Uruguay. Substitute Deyverson pounced on an error by Andreas Pereira to slot the winner five minutes into extra time. Gabriel Barbosa had fired in at the near post…
Staff Reporter. Leroy Sane's second-half goal gave misfiring Bayern Munich a 1-0 victory over visitors Arminia Bielefeld on Saturday to keep the champions top of the Bundesliga, a point ahead of Borussia Dortmund. Sane broke the deadlock in the 71st minute with a powerful drive after the Bavarians had squandered…
Staff Reporter. Late goals from Memphis Depay and Phillippe Coutinho secured a first away victory of the season in LaLiga for Barcelona as they made it two wins from two under Xavi Hernandez in the league by beating Villarreal 3-1 on Saturday. Frenkie De Jong's close-range finish opened the scoring,…
Staff Reporter. Diogo Jota scored twice as Liverpool thrashed Southampton 4-0 to move up to second in the Premier League, one point behind leaders Chelsea. Southampton arrived at Anfield clearly determined to attack the hosts but their bold intent was punished after less than two minutes when Andrew Robertson was…
Staff Reporter. The Springbok Sevens side produced a masterclass of power and pace to demolish USA 42-7 to retain their Dubai Sevens title on Saturday evening. The Blitzboks stretched their unbeaten run to 18 matches and their unbeaten run in games against the USA to eight games now as they…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns beat Sekhukhune United 2-0 at ABSA Tuks Stadium on Saturday to extend their unbeaten run in the 2021/22 DStv Premiership season. Goals from Neo Maema and Themba Zwane either side of the break navigated Sundowns back to winning ways in rainy conditions. Victory moved the league…
By Michael Vlismas. South Africa's Thriston Lawrence found the silver lining at the end of a week of storms in the Joburg Open as he won his first DP World Tour title at Randpark Golf Club on Saturday. Lawrence was crowned the winner by four strokes after it was decided…
Staff Reporter. Arsenal eventually broke Newcastle United down to leave Eddie Howe's side bottom of the Premier League without a win. Howe, in the Magpies dugout for the first time after missing last weekend's 3-3 draw with Brentford because of Covid, set up a team to try to contain Arsenal…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Cricket South Africa and the Koninklijke Nederlandse Cricket Bond have agreed to reschedule the remaining two matches of the ODI series that began on Friday. The decision comes as a result of mounting anxiety and concern on the side of the visiting team around travel bans and…
By Anthony Moruthane. The two weeks of International Tennis Federation (ITF) World Tennis Tour action, scheduled to be held in Potchefstroom in December 2021, have been postponed. The decision, taken by Tennis South Africa (TSA) in consultation with the ITF's COVID-19 Engagement Group, follows an increase in restrictions impacting travel…
Staff Reporter. The Blitzboks beat Australia 29-5 on Saturday to set up a meeting with Argentina in the Dubai Sevens Cup semi-finals. South Africa were made to fight for every inch in the quarter-final against Australia, whose possession domination forced the Blitzboks to play a more defense-orientated game. But, in…
Staff Reporter. The Los Angeles Lakers suffered a triple overtime loss to the Sacramento Kings, beaten 141-137 for their fifth defeat in their past seven games. The Kings recovered from a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter, led by 34 points from De'Aaron Fox and 25 off the bench from…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Former England captain Michael Vaughan says he is "sorry for all the hurt" Azeem Rafiq has gone through during the Yorkshire racism scandal. Vaughan was named in the Yorkshire report by ex-team-mate Rafiq, who alleged he made a racist comment to a group of Asian players. In…
By Michael Vlismas. @SunshineTour. South Africa's Thriston Lawrence decided to focus on the red numbers on his scorecard instead of the red travel list as he surged into a four-stroke clubhouse lead in the Joburg Open at Randpark Golf Club. Lawrence led at the end of a day when it…
Staff Reporter. Scotland will host Ukraine in the play-off semi-final for the 2022 World Cup, while Wales have been drawn at home to Austria. If Scotland and Wales win their matches, they will face each other in Cardiff in a final for a spot in Qatar. Wales are bidding to…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United have reached an agreement with Lokomotiv Moscow for the Russian club's head of sports and development Ralf Rangnick to move to Old Trafford as interim manager. The deal is not yet complete, as some contractual elements remain to be sorted out and there needs to be…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The battle for top spot involving FC Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund as well as the Rhine derby between 1. FC Köln and Borussia Mönchengladbach are among the key talking points to keep track of on Matchday 13 in the Bundesliga Following Bayern’s surprise defeat at FC…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The first ODI between the Proteas and the Netherlands ended in a no-result after rain caused the match to be abandoned with the Netherlands on 11 without loss in two overs after South Africa had compiled 277 for eight at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Friday. Kyle…
By Michael Vlismas. The Sunshine Tour and DP World Tour today announced changes to the current Summer Swing of co-sanctioned tournaments in South Africa as a result of the country being placed on the travel red list of several countries following concerns around a new COVID-19 variant, and the effect…
Staff Reporter. The Spanish Grand Prix has signed a new contract to remain on the Formula 1 calendar at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya until 2026. The organisers have agreed to upgrade the race track and facilities in time for next year's grand prix on 22 May. It will be the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The entire South African leg of the Vodacom United Rugby Championship is under threat as European sides scramble to fly out of the country. On Thursday evening the UK government made the announcement that South Africa was to return to its travel 'red list' following the identification…
Staff Reporter. @GalloImages. Swallows FC and Kaizer Chiefs will meet in the 10th week of the 2021/2022 Premier League on Sunday the 28th of November at 3:30 pm at Volkswagen Dobsonville Stadium. The Dube Birds are desperate for their fortunes to turn after a 1-0 loss at the hands of…
Staff Reporter. West Ham secured their place in the Europa League last 16 with a win against Rapid Vienna in a match played behind closed doors in Austria. Andriy Yarmolenko put the Hammers ahead just before half-time when he headed in at the back post from Nikola Vlasic's cross. Minutes…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit:Carl Fourie. South Africa's Thriston Lawrence and Spain's Angel Hidalgo hit the top of the Joburg Open leaderboard just as the weather hit the first round of this Sunshine Tour and DP World Tour co-sanctioned tournament at Randpark Golf Club on Thursday. Lawrence was on six…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United are close to appointing Ralf Rangnick as interim manager on a six-month contract. The 63-year-old German is poised to join United but will not be in charge this weekend against Chelsea while he waits for his work permit. United have agreed terms with Rangnick, but not…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. SA Rugby and director of rugby Rassie Erasmus have officially withdrawn the appeal against the ban handed down by World Rugby and apologised to referee Nic Berry. Erasmus has accepted a two-month ban from all rugby and a six- month suspension from match-day activities, which he started…
Staff Reporter. Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says he wants to bring former Gunners manager Arsene Wenger back to the club in some capacity and has already spoken to him about a possible return. Wenger, 72, guided Arsenal to three Premier League titles and won the FA Cup on seven occasions…
Staff Reporter. LeBron James returned from suspension to inspire the Los Angeles Lakers to a 124-116 overtime win over the Indiana Pacers in the NBA Western Conference. The Lakers trailed for most of the game but James scored 39 points, including eight of their 12 points in overtime in Indianapolis.…
By Michael Vlismas. South Africa's Dean Burmester had the honour of hitting the opening tee shot of the 2021 Joburg Open at Randpark Golf Club on Thursday, marking the start of the new DP World Tour season and a new era in golf, in partnership with the Sunshine Tour. The…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Former Orlando Pirates defender Patrick Phungwayo has been released on bail. Phungwayo has been released on R5000 bail with a future court date yet to be determined. He was arrested last week in connection with a number of criminal activities such as hijacking and being in…
Staff Reporter. England's intra-squad Ashes warm-up match in Brisbane was abandoned without a ball being bowled on the final day because of rain. Only 29 overs were bowled in the three-day game, with no play possible on day two as well. England have only one more warm-up match, also against…
Staff Reporter. Real Madrid reached the Champions League knockout stage for the 25th successive year with a comfortable win against Sheriff Tiraspol in Moldova. David Alaba opened the scoring with a free-kick that deflected beyond goalkeeper Giorgos Athanasiadis. Toni Kroos added a second before the break, firing in off the…
Staff Reporter. Sebastian Holler continued his Champions League scoring spree with two second-half goals as Ajax Amsterdam came from behind to beat Besiktas 2-1 on Wednesday and clinch top spot in Group C. Haller came off the bench at the start of the second half and netted goals in the…
Staff Reporter. It turned out to be a good night for Orlando Pirates who were emphatic winners in Wednesday's 2021/22 DStv Premiership action. Pirates beat second-placed Stellenbosch FC 3-0 at the Danie Craven Stadium to move up to seventh. Deon Hotto played a pivotal role in leading the Buccaneers back…
Staff Reporter. A revolutionary change to rugby union's international eligibility rules has been approved by World Rugby. It means from January 2022 a player will now be able to represent a different country after a stand-down period of three years. A player can move to a nation of their, their…
By Michael Vlismas. Dylan Frittelli tees off in this week's Joburg Open with a strong desire to give back to South African golf and to win a tournament on the home fairways where he grew up watching his own golf heroes compete. The PGA Tour campaigner made it his priority…
Staff Reporter. Proteas has been dealt a blow in their fast bowling department with the withdrawal of Lungi Ngidi and Lizaad Williams for the three match ODI series against the Netherlands. Ngidi has tested positive for Covid-19 while Williams is out with an intercostal muscle strain. Williams will continue to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. France and Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has been found guilty of conspiring to blackmail a fellow French footballer with a sex tape. A judge handed Benzema a one-year suspended jail term and ordered him to pay a €75,000 (£63,000; $84,000) fine. Benzema, 33, was one of…
Staff Reporter. South African Football Association (SAFA) and Sasol launched this year’s eagerly anticipated instalment of the Sasol League Championship scheduled to take place 7 - 12 December at Princess Magogo and King Zwelithini Stadiums in Durban. The Sasol League Championship will see the nine provincial winners of the Sasol…
Staff Reporter. Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel said his side produced an "amazing performance" as the holders progressed to the last 16 of the Champions League with an impressive win against Juventus at Stamford Bridge. Trevoh Chalobah, who was making his first European start for the Blues, scored the opener before…
Staff Reporter. The response of Denmark's players and medical staff to Christian Eriksen's cardiac arrest at Euro 2020 in June has earned them a nomination for the 2021 Fifa fair play award. Team-mates formed a circle to shield Eriksen from cameras and also comforted his wife as he was given…
Staff Reporter. Al Ahly head coach Pitso Mosimane has had a heated argument with a reporter following the Reds’ dramatic victory over Ghazl El-Mahalla on Monday. After finding themselves 2-0 up after 50 minutes at El-Mahalla, the hosts produced a brilliant comeback to level the scoreline in the 94th minute.…
Staff Reporter. Reigning NBA champions the Milwaukee Bucks recorded the largest half-time lead in their franchise's history as they routed the Orlando Magic 123-92. The Bucks led by 41 points at halfway, with seven players finishing a dominant performance with double figures. Jrue Holiday led with 18 points, six rebounds…
By Michael Vlismas. @SunshineTour. Dean Burmester will hope to keep his incredible end-of-year form going as he returns to South Africa this week for a Joburg Open at Randpark Golf Club that marks the start of a new season for the DP World Tour, and with the hosting Sunshine Tour…
Staff Reporter. Michael Carrick was given no timescale and no certainty by executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward when asked to step in as manager following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's dismissal. It seems certain Carrick will remain in charge for Sunday's trip to Premier League leaders Chelsea after overseeing Tuesday's Champions League tie…
Staff Reporter. Mark Cavendish said he had been "overwhelmed" by messages of support after suffering two broken ribs and a collapsed lung in a crash at the Six Days of Ghent on Sunday. The 36-year-old British cyclist was competing in the Madison when Olympic and world champion Lasse Norman Hansen…
Staff Reporter. LeBron James has been suspended for one match for the first time in his career after clashing with Isaiah Stewart as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night. The pair clashed as LA came from 17 points down to win 121-116. James and Stewart…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Roma boss Jose Mourinho has bought Felix Afena-Gyan a new pair of shoes after the teenager scored his first Serie A goals on Sunday night. The 18-year-old came off the bench in the 75th minute of Roma's game at Genoa, and netted a late double to give…
Staff Reporter. Former Bidvest Wits and Orlando Pirates defender Patrick Phungwayo will appear in court on Wednesday for bail application after being arrested for a series of crimes last week. Police confirmed earlier that Phungwayo was denied bail after being arrested for allegedly a series of crimes, including hijacking. According…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. England manager Gareth Southgate has signed a new contract to keep him in the role until December 2024. Southgate, whose previous contract was set to run out after the 2022 winter World Cup in Qatar, has been manager of the national side since November 2016. He led…
Staff Reporter. Sunday's Ligue 1 game between Lyon and Marseille was abandoned after Dimitri Payet was hit by a bottle thrown from the stands five minutes into the game. The teams were sent to the dressing room by referee Ruddy Buquet and after a long wait, Marseille's players never returned.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Manchester United have approached Zinedine Zidane about becoming their manager but, according to sources close to the former Real Madrid boss, he is not interested in going to Old Trafford at this point. Ole Gunnar Soskjaer was sacked by United Sunday after Saturday's 4-1 defeat at Watford.…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs secured a hard-fought 1-0 win over Maritzburg United in the DStv Premiership match at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Sunday night. Chiefs remained sixth on the league standings - level on points with fourth-placed SuperSport United, while United also remained 11th on the log. The match…
Staff Reporter. Antonio Conte secured his first Premier League win in charge of Tottenham as Spurs staged an impressive second-half comeback to beat struggling Leeds. The hosts failed to manage a single shot on or off target in a lacklustre opening 45 minutes with the determined visitors by far the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GettyImages. Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai said she was safe and well in a video call on Sunday, the International Olympic Committee says. In a statement, the IOC said its President Thomas Bach had spoken to Ms Peng for 30 minutes. "[She] was doing fine, which was…
Staff Reporter. Alexander Zverev outplayed Daniil Medvedev in a dominant display in Turin to win his second ATP Finals title. The German world number three, who had lost to the Russian second seed in the group stage, turned the tables to win 6-4 6-4. Zverev, the 2018 champion, did not…
Staff Reporter. Real Madrid moved two points clear at the top of La Liga after a 4-1 win over 10-man Granada on Sunday. Goals from Marco Asensio and Nacho gave Carlo Ancelotti's side an early lead, but Granada's Luis Suarez pulled a goal back just before half-time. Winger Vinicius Junior…
Staff Reporter. Tiger Woods says he is "making progress"after sharing the first footage of him playing golf since he was seriously injured in a car accident in February. The 15-time major champion took to Twitter to update fans on his recovery. Making progress pic.twitter.com/sVQkxEHJmq — Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) November 21,…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City claimed a comfortable victory over Everton to move back up to second in the Premier League and within touching distance of leaders Chelsea. Raheem Sterling's first-half effort set City on their way, marking his 300th top-flight appearance with a deft finish from Joao Cancelo's sublime outside-of-the-foot…
By Andrew Benson. @GettyImages. Lewis Hamilton took a comfortable win in the Qatar Grand Prix to close the gap to Max Verstappen in their fight for the world championship. Hamilton beat Verstappen, who fought to second after a five-place grid penalty and took the point for fastest lap. The win…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Collin Morikawa birdied five of the last seven holes to win the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai on 17 under par and clinch the European Tour's season-long Race to Dubai title. The world number two carded a closing six-under 66 to finish three clear of England's…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Manchester United have sacked manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following Saturday's 4-1 defeat at Watford. The club have won just one of their past seven Premier League matches and are seventh in the table, 12 points behind leaders Chelsea. First-team coach Michael Carrick has been placed in temporary…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Eddie Jones said England had undergone a "rebirth" after his side edged out world champions South Africa 27-26 at Twickenham on Saturday. England outscored the Springboks three tries to one, with Manu Tuilagi, Freddie Steward and Raffi Quirke all crossing in impressive fashion, although it needed a…
Staff Reporter. Novak Djokovic's quest for a record-equalling sixth ATP Finals title was ended by German third seed Alexander Zverev in a high-quality semi-final. World number one Djokovic was beaten 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 6-3 as 24-year-old Zverev booked his place in Sunday's final against Russia's Daniil Medvedev. Zverev played superbly…
Staff Reporter. Dusan Vlahovic scored twice as Fiorentina ended AC Milan's unbeaten start to the Serie A season with an entertaining 4-3 victory in Florence. Fiorentina opened a 3-0 lead before a quickfire Zlatan Ibrahimovic double saw Milan threaten to mount a comeback. Alfred Duncan tapped in an opener and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to leave the club after Saturday's 4-1 defeat by Watford. There has been no official confirmation but it is understood all the club's senior figures, including owners the Glazers, have discussed his future. It was decided the Watford loss…
Staff Reporter. New Barcelona manager Xavi celebrated his first game in charge at the Nou Camp with a slim derby victory over Espanyol in La Liga. Although the home fans were able to claim bragging rights over their city rivals, the visitors could easily have won the game having wasted…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool ended Arsenal's 10-game unbeaten run in all competitions with a devastatingly routine victory at Anfield. Sadio Mane grabbed the opener when he headed in Trent Alexander-Arnold's free-kick in the first half. Diogo Jota took advantage of a Nuno Tavares mistake to roll into an empty net before…
Staff Reporter. Lionel Messi scored his first Ligue 1 goal as Paris Saint-Germain opened a 13-point lead at the top of the table despite playing almost half an hour with 10 men in a 3-1 home win against Nantes on Saturday. Messi found the back of the net with a…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns were held to a 0-0 draw by Cape Town City in a DStv Premiership clash at the Cape Town Stadium. Sundowns enjoyed more possession through the first quarter of the match, though clear chances with which to test City goalkeeper Huge Marques were hard to come…
Staff Reporter. Marcus Smith kicked a penalty in the 79th minute to give England a hard-fought 27-26 win over South Africa in their Autumn Nations Series clash at Twickenham. It was an impressive forward performance from a side who were expected to falter against the Springbok pack, while, behind the…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United slumped to a 4-1 defeat against Watford on Saturday as pressure grows on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following the side's fourth defeat in their last five Premier League games in front of packed Vicarage Road. In an electrifying first half, United were unable to deal with…
Staff Reporter. The Sharks certainly got warmed up in Bloemfontein ahead of this week’s resumption of the United Rugby Championship but it was the Cheetahs on the right side of the 40-34 result after a blistering game. The Sharks outscored the Cheetahs by five tries to four, but it was…
By Andrew Benson. Lewis Hamilton set a blistering pace to take pole position for the Qatar Grand Prix by nearly half a second. Red Bull's Max Verstappen, 14 points ahead of Hamilton in the title race, was 0.455 seconds behind in second. Hamilton's team-mate Valtteri Bottas was third, 0.196secs behind…
Staff Reporter. Golden Arrows and Orlando Pirates played out a goalless draw in their DStv Premiership clash at Princess Magogo Stadium. The result see Arrows move up one spot to ninth on 12 points,while Pirates are also up one position to seventh on 15 points. Arrows posted the first threat…
Staff Reporter. @PL. Premier League leaders Chelsea surged six points clear at the top of the Premier League with a commanding 3-0 win over Leicester on Saturday at King Power stadium. Antonio Rudiger continued his habit of scoring against the Foxes with a glancing, looping header from a corner whipped…
Staff Reporter. Rory McIlroy was on the rocks late in his third round at the DP World Tour Championship. Some cliff-edge improvisation, followed by a final-hole birdie, put him back in control. Seeking a second straight victory to end his season, McIlroy endured another wild finish at Jumeirah Golf Estates…
Staff Reporter. LeBron James said the Los Angeles Lakers need more "urgency" after his comeback ended in a 130-108 defeat by the Boston Celtics. The NBA great, 36, returned after eight games out with an abdominal problem. He finished with 23 points, six rebounds and two assists - but the…
Staff Reporter. New Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe will miss his first game in charge of the club after testing positive for Covid-19 on Friday. The Magpies,who are second bottom in the Premier League, host Brentford on Saturday at 15:00 GMT. Assistant head coaches Jason Tindall and Graeme Jones will…
Staff Reporter. Tournament director Craig Tiley says unvaccinated players will not be allowed to compete at the 2022 Australian Open. There had been confusion over the issue,on Wednesday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said those without jabs would be able to enter Australia to play. He added that entry would depend…
Staff Reporter. Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich suffered a shock 2-1 loss at Augsburg who struck twice against the run of play in the first half to snatch a memorable victory in Friday's Bavarian derby. Goals from Mads Pedersen and Andre Hahn in the 23rd and 36th minutes put the hosts…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Mamelodi Sundowns beat Hasaacas Ladies of Ghana 2-0 as they made history and won the first ever Women's African Champions League title in Cairo. The opening exchanges were evenly balanced with both teams enjoying periods of possession but some poor passing meant neither side could create clear-cut…
Staff Reporter. Team SA will be sending a powerful squad of nearly 240 athletes and officals to the upcoming AUSC Region V Games to be held in Maseru, Lesotho, from 3-12 December.Team SA will be sending a powerful squad of nearly 240 athletes and officals to the upcoming AUSC Region…
Staff Reporter. Serena Williams says the case of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai "must be investigated" and urged people "not to stay silent" about her welfare. Peng, 35, has not been heard from since she made sexual assault allegations against a leading Chinese government official two weeks ago. Chinese state…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City playmaker Kevin de Bruyne has tested positive for Covid-19 on his return from international duty. The 30-year-old will isolate for 10 days, meaning he will miss Sunday's Premier League match at home to Everton and Wednesday's Champions League game against Paris St-Germain. De Bruyne, who is…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. International football makes way for Matchday 12 of the Bundesliga season this weekend, with all eyes bound to be fixed upon the capital as 1. FC Union and Hertha face off in the first Berlin Derby of the campaign. That game on Saturday night (kick-off: 6.30pm CET)…
Staff Reporter. New Tottenham manager Antonio Conte has challenged midfielder Tanguy Ndombele to put his talent "into the team" and not just play for himself. The France international, 24, is Spurs' record signing but has failed to consistently perform since joining from Lyon for £53.8m in 2019. Ndombele could start…
Staff Reporter. Formula 1 officials have rejected Mercedes' request for a review of Max Verstappen's driving during the Sao Paulo Grand Prix. Stewards in Brazil ruled that there was no investigation necessary after Verstappen appeared to force Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes wide. Governing body the FIA said Mercedes' appeal failed the…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs will be aiming to continue their winning ways off the back of an impressive Soweto Derby victory into Sunday’s DStv Premiership visit to Maritzburg United. It will not be an easy encounter against the side led by former Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp, and where Chiefs have…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Former Proteas captain AB de Villiers has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. De Villiers announced his retirement from international cricket in 2018 but remained active in various franchise T20 competitions around the world. The 37-year-old, who captained South Africa in all formats across his…
Staff Reporter. Tim Paine has stepped down as Australia Test captain just before the Ashes over a historical investigation into texts sent to a female colleague. A tearful Paine, 36, said he had sent messages to a co-worker at Cricket Tasmania in 2017 that led to a misconduct investigation. He…
Staff Reporter. Pieter-Steph du Toit says he was confident of victory in the last Rugby World Cup final after the first 10 minutes. In that opening spell in Yokohama two years ago, England's Owen Farrell chose to spin the ball wide from behind his own posts and team-mate Billy Vunipola,…
By Michael Vlismas. @SunshineTour. Christiaan Bezuidenhout will achieve another milestone in his already impressive career when he makes his first title defence as a defending champion in this December’s South African Open at Sun City’s Gary Player Country Club. Bezuidenhout won last year’s South African Open in a golden summer…
Staff Reporter. Chippa United striker Rodney Ramagalela got the shock of his life when he received calls in the early hours of Tuesday morning to inform him that his house caught fire and was burning. Ramagalela’s eight-room house with a double garage burned down around 04:30am in Mamvuka, Limpopo. The…
Staff Reporter. Giovanni van Bronckhorst has been confirmed as the new Rangers manager, succeeding Steven Gerrard at the club he played for from 1998 and 2001. Van Bronckhorst has been out of work since leaving his post as head coach of Guangzhou City last December. He managed Feyenoord from 2015…
Staff Reporter. Jesse Lingard's Manchester United future is in doubt after talks over a new contract collapsed. The 28-year-old's present deal expires next summer and United hoped to extend the England midfielder's time at Old Trafford following an excellent loan spell at West Ham in the second half of last…
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