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Staff Reporter. Manager Roy Hodgson will leave Crystal Palace when his contract expires at the end of the season. The 73-year-old former England boss said "the time is right to step away from the rigours of top-flight Premier League football". Hodgson has been in charge of Palace since September 2017.…
Staff Reporter. Tottenham have been left reeling by reports England striker Harry Kane wants to leave the London club. As speculation around Kane's future increased on Monday evening, the club issued a statement saying: "Our focus is on finishing the season as strongly as possible. That's what everyone should be…
Staff Reporter. Premier Soccer League chairman Irvin Khoza has issued a mass cry to South Africans after receiving his Covid-19 vaccination on Monday. Khoza was among several thousands of elderly people who received the jab as Phase 2 of the national rollout bagan in the ongoing battle against the Covid-19…
Staff Reporter. Tyson Fury has been ordered to fight Deontay Wilder for a third time, casting doubt over a proposed August super bout with Anthony Joshua. Fury, 32, won the WBC world heavyweight title from Wilder in a rematch in February 2020 after an initial draw. The pair were due…
Staff Reporter. More than 100,000 people have signed a parliamentary petition, launched by ex-footballers, calling for an independent regulator in English football. Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, Rio Ferdinand and Gary Lineker are among 23 ex-players and journalists to undersign an open letter to fans. They say April's European Super League…
Staff Reporter. @AO. Australian Open organisers say they are confident the 2022 event will go ahead in its usual January timeslot. The 2021 edition was moved back three weeks into February because of the pandemic, with all players required to quarantine for two weeks on arrival. There have been forecasts…
Staff Reporter. SuperSport United have responded to widespread rumours that the club will be under new ownership as from next season. According to Kickoff website, United have agreed to sell their Premier Soccer League status to BidVest. At the end of last season the BidVest Group sold their Premiership status…
Staff Reporter. Serena Williams beat Italian teenager Lisa Pigato in Parma as part of the American's bid to build up clay-court sharpness before the French Open. The 39-year-old was given a late wildcard into the event after losing her first competitive match since mid-February at last week's Italian Open. The…
Staff Reporter. Ronald Koeman hopes Lionel Messi has not played his final game for Barcelona at the Nou Camp after defeat by Celta Vigo ended their title chances. Messi's contract expires this summer and he has yet to agree an extension. The Argentine opened the scoring against Celta but two…
Staff Reporter. Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic in a gruelling 3-set battle on the clay of Rome after winning the first set only to see the Serb Djokovic fight back. Nadal has now beaten Djokovic in their last 5 clay court encounters including last years French Open final. Nadal had…
Staff Reporter. Real Madrid ensured the La Liga title race will go down to the final weekend as they beat Athletic Bilbao 1-0 at San Mames on Sunday thanks to a second-half goal from defender Nacho Fernandez. In a first half shorn of clear-cut chances, Real were adamant they should…
Staff Reporter. Colombia's Egan Bernal took the overall lead in the Giro d'Italia after storming to victory on the ninth stage. The 2019 Tour de France winner got his first win of the season as Hungary's Attila Valter - the previous overall leader - lost pace on the final ascent.…
Staff Reporter. Tyson Fury says his world heavyweight title showdown with Anthony Joshua will take place in Saudi Arabia on 14 August. The all-British bout has been billed as one of the biggest in heavyweight boxing for decades and the winner will become undisputed champion. Joshua, 31, holds the WBA,…
Staff Reporter. Goalkeeper Alisson scored an incredible injury-time winner as Liverpool claimed a significant victory in their quest to achieve a Premier League top-four finish by coming from behind to beat West Brom. With three points a must and just seconds left of a game in which the visitors had…
Staff Reporter. Raja Casablanca came from a goal down to claim a 1-1 draw against Orlando Pirates in a Caf Confederation Cup first leg quarter-final clash at the Orlando Stadium. Pirates had started the game on the front foot and visiting keeper Anas Zniti had to react sharply in the…
Staff Reporter. Tottenham boosted their hopes of qualifying for the Europa League with a comfortable Premier League win over Wolves. Spurs, who are five points adrift a top-four place, leapfrog West Ham into sixth on goal difference, with Everton, who play later on Sunday, three points further back. It was…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Polish teenager Iga Swiatek thrashed Czech ninth seed Karolina Pliskova 6-0 6-0 to win the Italian Open. The 19-year-old reigning French Open champion took just 45 minutes to dispatch the 2019 winner and the result ensures that she will break the Top 10 for the first…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Kobe Bryant has been posthumously inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The five-time NBA champion died, aged 41, in a helicopter crash in January 2020 alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others. He was presented at the ceremony in Connecticut by NBA great…
Staff Reporter. Crystal Palace struck twice in the second half through Wilfred Zaha and Tyrick Mitchell to secure a 3-2 win over Aston Villa in an entertaining Premier League match at Selhurst Park on Sunday. In an engrossing encounter that belied its largely 'dead rubber' status, both sides contributed energetic…
Staff Reporter. South African athletes enjoyed a superb weekend, with some world-class performances achieved at home and abroad. At the University Sport SA Championships held at the University of Johannesburg, sprinter Gift Leotlela and shot put specialist Kyle Blignaut joined the growing list of athletes who have qualified for this…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Robert Lewandowski's goal against SC Freiburg on Matchday 33 took his tally for the season to 40 goals, equalling German football legend Gerd Müller's record, set during FC Bayern München’s 1971- 72 campaign. To celebrate this incredible achievement, we have highlighted some of Lewandowski’s most memorable moments…
Staff Reporter. @GalloImages. Veteran flyhalf Morne Steyn produced a vintage performance worthy of higher honours as Vodacom Bulls laid down a marker as South Africa’s top side with a comprehensive 43-9 win over the Cell C Sharks in the Rainbow Cup SA at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday. Steyn kicked 19…
Staff Reporter. Rafael Nadal secured his place in the Italian Open final with a 6-4 6-4 win over American Reilly Opelka. At 2-1 down in the first set Nadal had to save four break points, but he then broke his big-hitting rival in the next game before going on to…
Staff Reporter. Juan Cuadrado scored a late penalty to keep Juventus' hopes of qualifying for the Champions League alive with a dramatic victory over Inter Milan after playing with 10 men for 35 minutes. The referee awarded two first-half penalties following VAR reviews, before sending off Juve's Rodrigo Bentancur and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Al Ahly head coach Pitso Mosimane has hailed his players following their victory over Mamelodi Sundowns while assuring they will aim to score in South Africa. Similar to last year, the Reds managed to secure a 2-0 victory in Cairo, thanks to goals from Taher Mohamed Taher …
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs secured a comfortable 4-0 first-leg victory over Simba SC in the CAF Champions League quarter-finals. Chiefs welcomed back Samir Nurkovic and Dumisani Zuma in attack alongside Lebogang Manyama while Eric Mathoho and Reeve Frosler returned to the defence. Defender Erick Mathoho scored the opening goal for…
Staff Reporter. Leicester City won their first ever FA Cup with a 1-0 victory over Chelsea thanks to a stunning goal from Youri Tielemans on Saturday at Wembley. The midfielder produced a fantastic goal in the second half to earn Leicester a historic victory. The Belgian settled a closely contested…
Staff Reporter. Nathan Tella scored his first senior goal as Southampton defeated relegated Fulham to register back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time since December. Che Adams punished poor set-piece defending to sweep Saints ahead with an instinctive half-volley when the Cottagers allowed James Ward-Prowse's free-kick to bounce in…
Staff Reporter. Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila secured a 1-0 win over Maritzburg United in the DStv Premiership match at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Saturday afternoon. Both teams started slowly, but then Vhadau Vha Damani found their offensive rhythm after the 15th-minute mark with Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo pulling the strings…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. England's Richard Bland won his first tournament on the European Tour at the 478th attempt with victory in the British Masters at The Belfry. The 48-year-old took the first hole of a sudden-death play-off against Guido Migliozzi to earn the win. Bland and Italian Migliozzi had…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. French Open champion Iga Swiatek won her Italian Open quarter-final and semi-final matches in straight sets on Saturday to set up a title clash with ninth seed Karolina Pliskova. Former world number one Pliskova, who won the 2019 edition and finished runner-up to Simona Halep last…
Staff Reporter. Robert Lewandowski has equalled Gerd Muller's 49-year-old Bundesliga record for the most goals scored in a single campaign after he netted in Bayern Munich's draw with SC Freiburg. The striker has now scored 40 goals in 28 league games this season. Muller averaged a goal every 77 minutes…
Staff Reporter. Rafael Nadal secured his place in the Italian Open final with a 6-4 6-4 win over American Reilly Opelka. Nadal levelled at 2-2 in the first set after saving four break points and then broke his big-hitting rival in the next game before going on to claim the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. FC Bayern München may have been crowned Bundesliga champions with two games of the season to spare, but there is still one individual title up for grabs, with Robert Lewandowski looking to make even more history on Matchday 33. His hat-trick against Borussia Mönchengladbach took him to…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City twice came from behind to win a Premier League classic against Newcastle in their first game since being confirmed as champions. Ferran Torres scored a hat-trick for City and his superb backheeled finish was the highlight of a remarkable game that swung back and forth. Pep…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Five-time major winner Phil Mickelson has been granted a special exemption into the US Open at Torrey Pines. The American, 50, needs to win the event to complete a career Grand Slam. Mickelson has finished as runner-up six times at the US Open - most recently in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Molefi Ntseki is back as Bafana Bafana assistant coach to the newly appointed, Belgian Hugo Broos. Broos confirmed this in an interview with SAFM on Friday evening. "I asked Safa about a second assistant coach," said Broos, who has already named Macedonia-born Belgian Cedomir Janevski as his…
Staff Reporter. Australian world number one Ashleigh Barty retired from her Italian Open quarter-final against American teenager Coco Gauff with an arm injury. Barty, 25, was leading 6-4 2-1 before deciding to stop in damp and cold conditions in Rome. She ended the match with a compression sleeve on her…
Staff Reporter. The Turkish Grand Prix has been cancelled just two weeks after it was put on the Formula 1 calendar and replaced by a second race in Austria. Turkey was added to the F1 schedule on 11-13 June to replace the Canadian Grand Prix, which was cancelled because of…
Staff Reporter. The British and Irish Lions' schedule for this summer's tour of South Africa has been amended to reduce the risk of disruption caused by coronavirus. The team will play eight matches in three cities rather than six. Warren Gatland's side start in Johannesburg before playing in nearby Pretoria,…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs will go head to head with Simba SC in the CAF Champions League quarterfinal first-leg match at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday. Kick-off is at 6pm CAT. Chiefs are hoping to bounce back to winning ways after they extended their winless run to four…
Staff Reporter. Rafael Nadal responded to doubts over his form with a straight-set win against sixth seed Alexander Zverev in the Italian Open quarter-finals. Nadal, who saved two match points before beating Denis Shapovalov in a marathon match on Thursday, was much improved in a 6-3 6-4 victory. It was…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte has had his switch in nationality from France to Spain approved by Fifa. The 26-year-old was granted Spanish citizenship earlier in the week and can now play for the country at Euro 2020 this summer. Laporte has played for France's youth teams but…
Staff Reporter. Jadon Sancho and Erling Braut Haaland each scored twice as Borussia Dortmund thrashed RB Leipzig in the German Cup final. Sancho, 21, who curled in the opener and tapped in a third before the break, is the youngest player to score twice in the showpiece match. Haaland added…
Staff Reporter. Real Madrid beat Granada to keep the pressure on leaders Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga. The defending champions are two points behind Atleti with two games to go. Luka Modric gave Real the lead from Miguel Gutierrez's scooped pass and Rodrygo scored with a fine…
Staff Reporter. Roberto Firmino scored twice as Liverpool boosted their hopes of finishing in the top four of the Premier League by beating Manchester United at Old Trafford. Bruno Fernandes curled in an early opener before Diogo Jota flicked in a clever equaliser. Firmino scored twice either side of half-time,…
Staff Reporter. Everton's hopes of finishing in the Premier League's European places suffered a blow as they played out a goalless draw at Aston Villa. In an uninspiring contest devoid of quality Tyrone Mings headed Villa's best chance wide from Douglas Luiz's cross. Subdued for long periods of the first…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane has been handed a hefty fine by the Egyptian FA for his comments about the fixture list ahead of their crucial Caf Champions League quarter-final first leg clash against Mamelodi Sundowns. Speaking after their draw against fierce rivals Zamalek on Monday, Mosimane…
Staff Reporter. Rafael Nadal saved two match points to overcome a huge test from Denis Shapovalov and reach the Italian Open quarter-finals. The Spaniard was a set and a break down but outlasted the Canadian to win 3-6 6-4 7-6 (7-3) in a near three-and-a-half-hour contest. Nadal, chasing a 10th…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit:Michael Sheehan. Gqeberha – Chris Williams gave himself the perfect preparation for the upcoming US Senior PGA Championship at the end of May when he won the Nelson Mandela Bay Classic by a single stroke on the Sunshine Senior Tour at Humewood Golf Club on Thursday.…
Staff Reporter. World number one Ashleigh Barty set up an intriguing quarter-final against American teenager Coco Gauff at the Italian Open. Australian Barty beat Russia's Veronika Kudermetova 6-3 6-3, while Gauff earned a 7-5 6-3 win over Aryna Sabalenka, who won last week's event in Madrid. Gauff, widely tipped for…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. The Champions League final between Chelsea and Manchester City on 29 May will take place in Portugal with 6,000 fans from each club able to attend. The game has been moved from Turkey to the Portuguese city of Porto because of coronavirus restrictions. Portugal is on England's…
Staff Reporter. Christiano Ronaldo's 100th goal for Juventus in all competitions kept alive his side's hopes of a top-four Serie A finish after a 3-1 away win against an impressive Sassuolo on Wednesday. Veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon saved a penalty as Juventus beat Sassuolo to keep alive their hopes of…
Staff Reporter. Paris St-Germain reached the French Cup final as they edged out Montpellier 6-5 in a semi-final penalty shootout. Moise Kean scored the winning penalty after Montpellier's Junior Sambia had blasted his spot-kick over the bar. Kylian Mbappe had put PSG ahead, but Montpellier's Gaetan Laborde equalised. A brilliant…
Staff Reporter. Atletico Madrid moved a step closer to becoming Spanish champions for the first time since 2014 with a tense home victory over Real Sociedad. Yannick Carrasco put Atletico ahead when he collected Marcos Llorente's ball over the top of the Sociedad defence and finished past Alex Remiro. Angel…
Staff Reporter. Chelsea missed the opportunity to strengthen their place in the top four as Emile Smith Rowe's second Premier League goal in as many games gave Arsenal victory. The game's only goal came in the first half courtesy of a terrible mistake by Jorginho, who misjudged a pass back…
Staff Reporter. @SteveDaniels. Portugal is set to host the Champions League final after Uefa failed to receive the guarantees of exemptions it wants if it is to move the game to Wembley. Uefa, UK government officials and the Football Association met on Monday to discuss moving the game between Chelsea…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GalloImages. Sascoc has continued its offensive against the Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa's involvement at Cricket South Africa. The Olympic body is questioning whether Mthethwa flouted the National Sport and Recreation Act in his involvement in the adoption of a new board at CSA. Sascoc is asking the…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs and Swallows FC played out a 1-1 draw in their DStv Premiership Soweto derby at the FNB Stadium. The result sees the Amakhosi placed 10th on the log and two points outside of the top eight after a fourth straight winless match, while the Birds stay…
Staff Reporter. Serena Williams saw the 1,000th match of her illustrious career end in a straight-set defeat by Argentina's Nadia Podoroska at the Italian Open. The 39-year-old American, playing her first competitive match since mid-February, was beaten 7-6 (8-6) 7-5. Podoroska looked assured in her first meeting with the 23-time…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Michael Sheehan. Gqeberha – Former European Tour professional Neil Cheetham battled a typically strong Humewood wind to shoot one of only four sub-par rounds on day two of the Sunshine Senior Tour's Nelson Mandela Bay Classic on Wednesday, giving him a share of the lead…
Staff Reporter. @WTA. Japanese world number two Naomi Osaka suffered her second straight defeat on clay by losing to Jessica Pegula in the Italian Open second round. Osaka, who received a first-round bye, lost 7-6 (7-2) 6-2 to the American world number 31 in Rome. Osaka, 23, has often struggled…
Staff Reporter. New Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has revealed his assistant,who will be working alongside when he begins his tenure with the senior national team. Broos was announced as Molefi Ntseki's successor last week after SAFA's technical committee "unanimously agreed" on his appointment. Broos‚ being presented to the media…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs can still make their way into the top eight despite a disappointing campaign when they host Swallows FC at FNB Stadium this afternoon. Kick-off is at 5pm CAT (SA, GMT+2). Chiefs have managed just one win from their last seven league matches and suffered a ninth…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Manchester City have won a third Premier League title in four years after closest challengers Manchester United were beaten by Leicester City. Pep Guardiola's side are now 10 points ahead of second-placed United, who have just three games remaining. It is the seventh time City have finished…
Staff Reporter. Barcelona threw away a 2-0 lead and saw their La Liga hopes receive a major setback as they drew at Levante. Lionel Messi put the visitors ahead with a well-controlled low volley before they doubled their lead when Pedri converted from Ousmane Dembele's cross following Messi's through ball.…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City have won a third Premier League title in four years after closest challengers Manchester United were beaten by Leicester City. Pep Guardiola's side are now 10 points ahead of second-placed United, who have just three games remaining. It is the seventh time City have finished top…
Staff Reporter. Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury's world heavyweight title fight will take place in Saudi Arabia, says Eddie Hearn. A specific venue and date is yet to be confirmed for the all-British bout, which will see the winner become the undisputed heavyweight champion. Hearn, Joshua's promoter, suggested it could…
Staff Reporter. Stellenbosch FC and Orlando Pirates played out a 0-0 draw in their DStv Premiership clash at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch. The result means Stellies have now gone nine league matches without a win and remain in 12th place on the log, just two points clear of…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Sunshine Tour. Gqeberha – James Kingston continued where he left off on the Sunshine Senior Tour as he opened with a three-under-par 69 to lead the first round of the R500 000 Nelson Mandela Bay Classic at Humewood Golf Club on Tuesday. Kingston, who recently…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @SAFA. Belgian mentor Hugo Broos has finally arrived in South Africa to assume his role as head coach of Bafana Bafana. Broos landed at the OR Tambo International Airport on Monday night. He was welcomed by SAFA president Dr Danny Jordaan and technical committee deputy chairperson Bhudha…
Staff Reporter. Washington Wizards point guard Russell Westbrook broke Oscar Robertson's NBA record for the most career triple-doubles in his side's defeat by the Atlanta Hawks on Monday. Westbrook reached double digits in rebounds, points and assists for the 182nd time in his career. The 32-year-old finished the night with…
Staff Reporter. Fulham were relegated from the Premier League after a defeat by clinical Burnley at Craven Cottage that secured the Clarets' survival. All the relegation spots have now been confirmed, with the Cottagers joining Sheffield United and West Bromwich Albion as the three club's to drop into the Championship.…
Staff Reporter. Sasol Women’s League continued to push boundaries this past weekend with some scintillating action across the land. The Eastern Cape Coastal Stream saw a mammoth 14-1 score line as City Lads thumped a hapless Bashee Eagles FC away, to maintain their lead at the top along with Volcano…
Staff Reporter. Up to 10,000 fans will be permitted at outdoor sports venues in England from 17 May, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed. That includes the final two rounds of Premier League matches this season, with stadiums set to open to home fans only at reduced capacity. The final…
Staff Reporter. COSAFA champions, Banyana Banyana have been paired against neighbours Mozambique in the first round of the CAF African Women Cup of Nations scheduled for Morocco next year. The first match of the two-legged encounter will be played during the week of 7 – 15 June 2021 while the…
Staff Reporter. Juventus have been told they face expulsion from Serie A if they remain part of the proposed European Super League. The Serie A club, along with Barcelona and Real Madrid, are yet to withdraw from the ESL. Italian Football Federation president Gabriele Gravina said: "The rules are clear.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GettyImages. Following the recent announcement of Sanlam's new brand promise to empower millions of Africans to Live With Confidence, the continent's largest non-banking financial services group has begun to put it into practice with the launch of an inspirational team of Confidence Coaches. The first in a…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Gqeberha – Mark McNulty and James Kingston will headline a strong field of senior golfers who will gather at Humewood Golf Club this week for the R500 000 Nelson Mandela Bay Classic on the Sunshine Senior Tour, which tees off on Tuesday. McNulty…
Staff Reporter. Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila head coach Dylan Kerr revealed devastating news following his side’s incredible Nedbank Cup triumph regarding goalkeeper Brighton Mhlongo. TTM won the Nedbank Cup thanks to a 1-0 victory over Chippa United on Saturday meaning they have now lifted their first piece of silverware in their…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy ended his winless run by clinching the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow for a third time - just six weeks after starting work with coach Pete Cowen. The world number 15, whose last success came in November 2019, shot a closing 68…
Staff Reporter. The Cell C Sharks ensured they will be alone at the top of the Rainbow Cup SA log at the end of round two as they scored a deserved 34-26 win over the Emirates Lions at Jonsson King’s Park in Durban on Saturday evening. The Sharks scored their…
Staff Reporter. Real Madrid scored late to get a 2-2 draw with Sevilla FC but couldn't leapfrog Atletico Madrid in the La Liga title race. Diego Carlos' own goal late into stoppage time gave Real a share of the points. Ivan Rakitic's penalty in the 78th minute seemed to have…
Staff Reporter. West Bromwich Albion were relegated from the Premier League on Sunday after they lost 3-1 away to Arsenal. The defeat left Sam Allardyce's side in 19th place with 26 points, 10 points behind fourth-bottom Burnley with only three games left to play. They will join basement side Sheffield…
Staff Reporter. World number six Alexander Zverev recovered from losing the opening set to beat Matteo Berrettini and win his second Madrid Open title. The German came through 6-7 (8-10) 6-4 6-3 against the Italian world number 10, who had been seeking his maiden ATP Masters 1000 title. Zverev, 24,…
Staff Reporter. File:Chelsea players celebrate with the FA Women's Continental Tyres League Cup Trophy whilst holding the shirt of injured Maren Mjelde (Image: Getty Images). Fran Kirby and Sam Kerr were on fine form as Chelsea eased past Reading 5-0 to win their fourth Women's Super League title at Kingsmeadow…
Staff Reporter. Everton reinforced their European credentials with a hard-earned win away to Champions League hopefuls West Ham. After being fourth in the Premier League at the turn of the year, the Toffees slipped to eighth having won just six of their first 18 league games in 2021. But Ben…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns secured a 1-0 win over TS Galaxy in the DStv Premiership match at the Mbombela Stadium. The victory saw Sundowns open a seven-point gap at the top of the league standings with four games left, while the Galaxy remained eighth on the log. The Rockets looked…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. George – Wilco Nienaber made it a hat-trick of victories for South Africa in three consecutive weeks on the European Challenge Tour when he won the Dimension Data Pro-Am in a playoff at Fancourt on Sunday. After finishing tied for the lead…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United virtually guaranteed a Premier League top-four finish and ensured rivals Manchester City must wait to be crowned champions as they came from behind to beat Aston Villa at Villa Park. Having sealed their place in the Europa League final despite a 3-2 second-leg defeat by Roma …
Staff Reporter. @AP. Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes produced a brilliant, attacking, strategic race to beat Red Bull's Max Verstappen in the Spanish Grand Prix. Hamilton's third win in four races this season came despite losing the lead to Verstappen at the first corner. Mercedes put Hamilton on a two-stop strategy…
Staff Reporter. Morgan Gibbs-White scored a last-minute winner as a youthful Wolves side came back from a goal down to beat 10-man Brighton, who must now wait to secure their Premier League survival. In a dramatic finish at Molineux, the midfielder side-footed a superb finish high into the net with…
Staff Reporter. Former Al Ahly player and board member Mohamed Fadl has called Pitso Mosimane lucky to coach Al Ahly, saying the South African will leave the club soon. Since signing for Al Ahly in October 2020, Mosimane has been quite successful as he won all competitions he took part…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. A game-worn jersey belonging to Michael Jordan from his sophomore season at the University of North Carolina sold for a record $1.38m (£1m) on Saturday. It is the only known shirt photo-matched to the basketball legend's 1982-83 season with the Tar Heels. It sold for more than…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool boosted their hopes of Champions League qualification by beating Southampton to put pressure on fourth-placed Leicester City. Newcastle United beat the Foxes 4-2 on Friday and Jurgen Klopp's men took full advantage by moving within six points of the top four with four games remaining - while…
Staff Reporter. Belgium's Remco Evenepoel said he had "tears in my eyes" as he made an emotional comeback at the Giro d'Italia, as Italy's Filippo Ganna won the opening time trial in Turin. Evenepoel, 21, was competing for the first time since fracturing his pelvis in a fall from a…
Staff Reporter. Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila have made history by winning their first ever major trophy, lifting the Nedbank Cup at the Free State Stadium on Saturday evening after a hard-fought 1-0 win over Chippa United. Tshakhuma started the stronger of the two teams, with the likes of Thabo Rakhale, Celimpilo…
Staff Reporter. Sergio Aguero made a mess of a Panenka penalty as Chelsea ensured Manchester City must wait a little longer to wrap up the Premier League title by fighting back to earn a dramatic win at Etihad Stadium. City, needing three points to become champions of England for the…
Staff Reporter. @WTA. Aryna Sabalenka put on a powerful display to beat world number one Ashleigh Barty 6-0 3-6 6-4 and win the Madrid Open. The 23-year-old has never gone past the fourth round at a Grand Slam but on this evidence she will be among the contenders at the…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. George – South Africa's Jaco Ahlers will seek to become only the third golfer in the 26-year history of the Dimension Data Pro-Am to win the title twice as he heads into Sunday's final round at Fancourt tied for the lead with…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. A Richie Mo'unga masterclass saw the Crusaders overcome two yellow cards to defend their Super Rugby Aotearoa crown with a 24-13 victory over the Chiefs in Christchurch on Saturday. For a period in the second half when the Crusaders were defending a narrow 15-13 lead, they…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GalloImages. Central Gauteng Athletics President James Moloi James Moloi ousted Aleck Skhosana as president at the Athletics South Africa's elections in Johannesburg on Saturday. Fullview understands that Moloi won by 39 votes to 27. Shireen Noble took the vice president post from Harold Adams‚ becoming the highest-ranking…
Staff Reporter. @PSG. Neymar has signed a contract extension with Paris St-Germain, keeping the Brazil forward at the French giants until 30 June, 2025. The 29-year-old said "happiness" was the main factor in signing a new deal. Neymar, who joined PSG in a world-record £200m deal in 2017, had been…
Staff Reporter. Bayern Munich celebrated their record-extending ninth consecutive Bundesliga title on Saturday with a 6-0 demolition of Borussia Monchengladbach and a hat trick from Robert Lewandowski, who edged closer to a 49-year-old scoring record. The champions had sealed the title before kickoff following RB Leipzig's 3-2 defeat at Borussia…
Staff Reporter. Atletico Madrid remain two points clear at the top of La Liga but their draw at Barcelona means rivals Real Madrid now hold the advantage in the title race. Diego Simeone will be frustrated that his team walked away with just a point as they dominated for large…
Staff Reporter. Lewis Hamilton took a 100th career pole position by edging out Red Bull's Max Verstappen in qualifying at the Spanish Grand Prix. Hamilton's Mercedes was just 0.036 seconds faster than Verstappen, who was in turn 0.096secs ahead of the second Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas. Ferrari's Charles Leclerc pulled…
Staff Reporter. SA football has been left mourning the death in tragic circumstances of match official Shaun Olive after a car accident. Olive‚ the Premier Soccer League’s (PSL) assistant referee of the year for the 2019-20 season‚ had suffered horrific injuries from a crash that occurred near his home in…
Staff Reporter. Patrick Bamford scored for Leeds United in front of watching England boss Gareth Southgate to help dent Tottenham's European chances. In an absorbing game at Elland Road, Stuart Dallas put Leeds ahead with his eighth league goal of the season, the Northern Ireland midfielder pouncing from close range…
Staff Reporter. The 2021 CANA Grand Prix Swimming Meet wrapped up today at the Stellenbosch University Swimming Pool with two gold medals each for Matthew Sates, Rebecca Meder, Lara van Niekerk and Hannah Robertson. In the fast-pace 50m freestyle, Sates was just 0.87secs off the 22.01 Olympic Qualification requirement when…
Staff Reporter. Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus have defended their plans for a European Super League in the face of what they call "threats" from Uefa. They are the only clubs from the initial 12 yet to withdraw from the proposed ESL, and face disciplinary action from Europe's governing body.…
Staff Reporter. Newcastle moved to within one point of Premier League safety with an impressive win over Champions League-chasing Leicester City. Joe Willock put the visitors ahead with a cool finish after pouncing on an error from Foxes defender Caglar Soyuncu. Paul Dummett doubled the Magpies' lead, rising above Wesley…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Chelsea and Manchester City fans should not travel to Turkey for the Champions League final, says transport secretary Grant Shapps, after he added the country to England's travel red list. The biggest game in European football is set to take place in Istanbul on 29 May. Schapps…
Staff Reporter. Germany's Alexander Zverev beat Rafael Nadal for the first time on clay to reach his second Madrid Open semi-final. Fifth seed Zverev, 24, came back from 4-2 down in the opening set to defeat the five-time Madrid champion 6-4 6-4. It was his third straight victory over the…
Staff Reporter. Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) will go head to head with Chippa United in the 2020-21 Nedbank Cup final at the Free State Stadium on Saturday. Kick-off is at 6:00 pm CAT. TTM go to the clash with confidence as they secured a morale-boosting 2-1 win over Kaizer Chiefs…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit:Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. George – It's the round Wilco Nienaber has been looking for, and it's given him the opportunity he's been looking for. With a 64 on Fancourt's Outeniqua course on Friday, Nienaber heads into the weekend of the R6 million Dimension Data Pro-Am tied…
Staff Reporter. The first 2021 CANA Grand Prix Swimming Meet finals session kicked off today at the Stellenbosch University Swimming Pool with Matthew Sates adding his name to the Olympic Qualification shortlist. Sates posted an Olympic Qualification time during the heats session of the 200m individual medley, clocking 1:59.02 to…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns' dates and times for their CAF Champions League quarter-finals against Simba SC and Al Ahly have been finalised. Chiefs will host the Tanzanian giants, Simba FC - who have the Dar es Salaam derby against Yanga on Saturday before a Tuesday league clash…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. With just three games left this Bundesliga season, Schalke are the only team with their position confirmed, having already been relegated. As such, there is still much to play for in the final match days, with the battle for European football next season still being hotly contested.…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. George – Veteran professional Darren Fichardt has played a few rounds with top young amateur Casey Jarvis in professional events recently, and believes the 17 year old has a very big future in the game. "He's an amazing young talent," Fichardt said…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard has apologised for laughing with Chelsea players after his side were knocked out of the Champions League semi-finals. The former Chelsea man, 30, was seen joking and smiling with his former team-mates at the final whistle. Hazard said on Instagram it was…
Staff Reporter. Cricket South Africa (CSA) has published its new Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI) as approved by unanimous vote of the federation’s members council on 30 April. Last month, the interim board of CSA and its members’ council had a public dispute over the MOI amendments that would allow for…
Staff Reporter. Arsenal's Europa League hopes were dashed as Villarreal sealed a semi-final victory that will almost certainly end the Gunners' unbroken 25-season run of appearing in European competition. Trailing 2-1 from the first leg in Spain and knowing that victory in this tournament represented their only realistic route back…
Staff Reporter. Japan's Naomi Osaka has been named Sportswoman of the Year at the Laureus World Sports Awards, with fellow tennis player Rafael Nadal the men's winner. Osaka won the US Open in 2020, while Spaniard Nadal equalled Roger Federer's record of 20 Grand Slam men's titles by winning last…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. George – A bit of golf advice from Jack Nicklaus, and then personal advice from a friend all paid off for England's Ryan Evans as he signed for a 10-under-par 62 on the Outeniqua golf course at Fancourt on Thursday to lead…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates secured a morale-boosting 3-0 win over Black Leopards at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Thursday night. A brace of goals from Tshegofatso Mabasa and a late strike from Frank Mhango saw the Buccaneers to victory and lifted them to fourth place on the table –…
Staff Reporter. Proteas will tour the West Indies next month at the start of an intensive build-up to the T20 World Cup, which is scheduled for India in October, the national federation announced on Thursday. Cricket South Africa director of cricket Graeme Smith said South Africa would play two test…
Staff Reporter. World number one Ashleigh Barty reached the Madrid Open final by beating Spanish wildcard Paula Badosa to record her 16th consecutive win on red clay. Barty, 25, hit 30 winners on her way to a 6-4 6-3 victory against Badosa. The Australian won the 2019 French Open title…
Staff Reporter. Exeter's Sam Simmonds is included ahead of fellow England number eight Billy Vunipola in a 37-man British and Irish Lions squad, with two-time tourist Johnny Sexton also left out. Wales great Alun Wyn Jones is confirmed as captain for what will be his fourth Lions tour. England forward…
Staff Reporter. FIFA have confirmed the upcoming African 2022 FIFA Word Cup Qualifiers have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers for CAF was set to commence next month with several nations in Africa setting out their final preparations. Bafana Bafana confirmed yesterday that…
Staff Reporter. Athletics South Africa President Aleck Skhosana has outlined his manifesto for another term in office. Athletics SA (ASA) will hold its overdue election on May 8. The federation's ballot is normally held every four years in the year of the Olympic Games‚ but was delayed because of the…
Staff Reporter. The South African Football Association have confirmed to have reached an agreement with former Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki. SAFA have officially confirmed the departure of Ntseki following a meeting in which the parties reached an agreement to 'amicably' terminate the contract. "The South African Football Association (SAFA)…
Staff Reporter. Chelsea defeated Real Madrid to set up an all-English Champions League final against Manchester City on 29 May. After a 1-1 draw in Spain, Timo Werner, who earlier had a goal disallowed for offside, headed Chelsea ahead after Kai Havertz's chip rebounded off the bar. Real's Karim Benzema…
Michael Vlismas. Photo: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. George – A bit of time off and the recent flurry of South African victories on the European Tour and European Challenge Tour has seen George Coetzee arrive at Fancourt for this week's Dimension Data Pro-Am refreshed, regrouped and excited to get going in…
Staff Reporter. Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says he lost four kilos in weight and was "really, really down" after contracting malaria while on international duty with Gabon in March. Aubameyang, 31, made his return as a substitute in the Europa League semi-final first leg defeat Villarreal last week. "This was…
Staff Reporter. The President of CAF, Dr Patrice Motsepe announced during his visit to the Ivory Coast, the donation of USD 10m by the Motsepe Foundation to the FIFA-CAF Pan-African School Football Championship. The USD 10m donation will be used to initiate and support the development and growth of schools'…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns have opened a four-point lead at the top of the DStv Premiership after they defeated Maritzburg United 2-0 at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium. Sundowns still have a game in hand over nearest chaser AmaZulu and appear to have put themselves firmly back on course for an…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Belgian Hugo Broos announced as the new Bafana Bafana coach after he confirmed that he was contacted by high-ranking SA Football Association (Safa) officials. The announcement was made at the South African Broadcasting Corporation's (SABC) Radio Park in Auckland Park. Safa were desperately working around the clock…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Roc Nation Sports has announced the signing of South Africa’s limited-overs cricket captain, Temba Bavuma.Bavuma becomes the second national captain to join Roc Nation Sports alongside Springbok captain, Siya Kolisi. The batsman became the first black African player to be appointed as captain of the Proteas in…
Staff Reporter. Eric Tinkler is said to be returning to Cape Town City after the club have confirmed they have placed coach Jan Olde Riekerink on "administrative leave" after back-to-back defeats in the DStv Premiership. Assistant coach Diogo Peral will lead the team for the foreseeable future as it looks…
Staff reporter. Manchester City reached their first Champions League final as they sealed a commanding 4-1 aggregate win over Paris St-Germain. City won the first leg 2-1 and Riyad Mahrez's low shot stretched their lead at Etihad Stadium after Kevin de Bruyne's blocked effort. Mahrez scored again in the second…
Staff Reporter. Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) secured a 2-1 win over Kaizer Chiefs in the DStv Premiership match at the Peter Mokaba Stadium. Chiefs made three enforced changes, as goalkeeper Bruce Bvuma, Ramahlwe Mphahlele and Reeve Frosler replaced Daniel Akpeyi, Eric Mathoho and the suspended Daniel Cardoso. The win saw…
Staff Reporter. Jose Mourinho has been appointed Roma manager from the start of the 2021-22 season. The 58-year-old will replace fellow Portuguese Paulo Fonseca, who Roma announced earlier on Tuesday would leave at the end of the current season. Mourinho was sacked as Tottenham Hotspur boss on 19 April and…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo: Shaun Roy/Sunshine Tour. George – It is one of the great love stories in golf. The husband and wife team of Daniel and Abi van Tonder continues to flourish on the fairways with victory after victory, the latest of which in the Kenya Savannah Classic in…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs have travelled to Polokwane without five members of their first team for the upcoming DStv Premiership clash with Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila. Kick-off is at 5pm CAT (SA, GMT+2). Tshakhuma, who will take on Chippa United in the Nedbank Cup final on Saturday, suffered their 12th league…
Staff Reporter. The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been suspended after an increase in coronavirus cases among players. A Sunrisers Hyderabad player tested positive before Tuesday's match against Mumbai Indians. Monday's match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore was postponed after two KKR players tested positive. In a…
Staff Reporter. Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov fell in the first round of the Madrid Open on Monday after losing in three sets to South African Lloyd Harris. Harris, who beat world number four Dominic Thiem and Denis Shapovalov en route to the final in Dubai in March, pulled off another upset…
Staff Reporter. West Ham forward Michail Antonio said they will not give up on their dream of securing Champions League football after he scored twice in a comeback victory over Burnley. The Hammers moved up to fifth place in the table, just three points behind Chelsea in fourth, with four…
Staff Reporter. West Brom's Premier League future is all but over after Sam Allardyce's side could only secure a point from their Black Country derby with Wolves. Allardyce's proud record of never being relegated now requires his side to win all four of their remaining games, beginning with a trip…
Staff Reporter. Paris St-Germain face an anxious wait to see if Kylian Mbappe will be fit to face Manchester City in Tuesday's Champions League semi-final second leg. The striker, 22, missed Saturday's win over Lens with a calf injury. Boss Mauricio Pochettino says his top scorer will be monitored in…
Staff Reporter. @Reuters. Akani Simbine ran a storming anchor leg to help Team South Africa clinch the gold medal in the men’s 4x100m relay by the narrowest of margins at the World Relays in Poland on Sunday night. National 100m champion Simbine received the baton from Clarence Munyai for the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Inter Milan have ended their 11-year wait for the Serie A title and former Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has been at the heart of their success. When the Belgian made the £74m switch to the Nerazurri in August 2019, he had big boots to fill, replacing…
Staff Reporter. The Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday has been postponed after two KKR players tested positive for Covid-19. Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier have tested positive, while the rest of Eoin Morgan's KKR team tested negative. The match was scheduled…
Staff Reporter. Barcelona rode a trio of second-half goals to a 3-2 win over Valencia in La Liga on Sunday night to keep title hopes alive for Ronald Koeman's team. A 50th minute strike from Valencia's Gabriel looked to have Barca on the ropes as they tried to keep pace…
Staff Reporter Gareth Bale's hat-trick gave Tottenham a comfortable victory over relegated Sheffield United as they maintained their pursuit of European football. Bale flicked in the opener when it was lifted over the top by Serge Aurier before the right-back teed him up to thump in the third in the…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Geraint Thomas came third in Sunday's closing time trial to win the Tour de Romandie and claim his first victory since his 2018 Tour de France triumph. Ineos Grenadiers' Thomas came into the final day 11 seconds behind leader Michael Woods (Israel Start-up Nation). A superb ride…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United's game against Liverpool has been postponed after about 200 fans broke into Old Trafford to protest against the Glazer family's ownership of the club. The fixture was scheduled to kick off at 16:30 BST on Sunday. "This is a collective decision from the police, both clubs,…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Lewis Hamilton fought back to pass both Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen for a brilliant victory in the Portuguese Grand Prix. The seven-time champion fell to third as Verstappen's Red Bull overtook him at a restart after an early safety car. But he passed Verstappen four laps…
By Michael Vlismas. Photos: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Cape Town – After what he described as a time of tears, the stress of losing his game and almost giving up golf, JC Ritchie was back in the winner's circle again after beating Jacques Blaauw in a playoff for the Bain's Whisky…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns have returned to the top of the DStv Premiership log after claiming a classy 3-0 away win over Orlando Pirates on Sunday afternoon. Just 24 hours after being knocked down to second spot by in-form AmaZulu, the Brazilians responded with an impressive showing at Orlando Stadium…
Staff Reporter. Arsenal prepared for their Europa League showdown against Villarreal with a confidence-boosting win away to Newcastle at St James' Park. Mohamed Elneny scored his first Premier League goal for the Gunners, before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang secured the points in the second half. Arsenal trail 2-1 after the away leg…
Staff Reporter. Jos Buttler smashed his maiden T20 hundred with a stunning 124 from 64 balls for Rajasthan Royals against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. Buttler topped his previous best in the format of 95 not out, with his pulsating innings in Delhi featuring eight sixes and 11…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns will be fighting to reclaim the top spot while Orlando Pirates continue with their chase of a Caf Champions League berth when the heavyweights clash in a Premier Soccer League showdown at Orlando Stadium this afternoon. Kick-off is at 3pm CAT (SA, GMT+2). Sundowns have gone…
Staff Reporter. File: Andy Ruiz Jr knocks down Anthony Joshua in the seventh round. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Former world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr survived an early knockdown to beat Chris Arreola by unanimous decision in California. Knocked down by an overhand right in the second round, Mexican Ruiz…
Staff Reporter. @PSG. Neymar scored one and set up the other as champions Paris St-Germain beat Lens to move top of Ligue 1 and put the pressure back on title rivals Lille. The Brazil forward slotted in the opener at Parc des Princes, then saw his corner headed in by…
Staff Reporter. Kieron Pollard blasted 87 not out from 34 balls as Mumbai Indians completed a stunning chase of 219 against the Chennai Super Kings on the final ball. The West Indian came in with 138 needed from 62 balls and hit eight sixes and six fours for a four-wicket…
Staff Reporter. Inter Milan closed in on their first Italian Serie A title since 2010 with second-half goals from Christian Eriksen and Achraf Hakimi at Crotone. Inter will be crowned champions on Sunday if second-placed Atalanta fail to claim all three points at Sassuolo. Denmark midfielder Eriksen broke the deadlock…
Staff Reporter. Real Madrid Brazilian duo Eder Militao and Casemiro struck in the second half to secure a 2-0 home win over stubborn Osasuna on Saturday and keep the heat on La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid. Defender Militao finally prised open the visitors by heading home from a corner in…
Staff Reporter. Kai Havertz scored twice to boost Chelsea's grip on a Champions League place and send Fulham closer to Premier League relegation. The German, one of five changes in between the Blues' Champions League semi-final legs against Real Madrid, latched on to Mason Mount's through ball to give them…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Argentine football icon Diego Maradona received "deficient and reckless" health care before his death, a panel of medical experts has concluded. Prosecutors in Argentina asked the panel to investigate Maradona's medical team after the footballer's death in November last year. Maradona died of a heart attack at…
Staff Reporter. Bloemfontein Celtic came from two goals down to hold Kaizer Chiefs to a 2-2 draw in a 2020-21 DStv Premiership match at Dr Petrus Molemela Stadium on Saturday. The result leaves Chiefs in ninth and Celtic in 11th spot on the league standings respectively. Chiefs got off to…
Staff Reporter. Precious Mashele showcased his world-class potential with an impressive performance in the men's race on Saturday, while the foreign contingent ensured fast times in the women's contest at the Nelson Mandela Bay Half-Marathon, incorporating the ASA Half-Marathon Championships in Gqeberha, Eastern Cape. While the pace was not lightning…
By Michael Vlismas. Photos: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Cape Town – South Africans Jacques Blaauw and Neil Schietekat and Spain's Santiago Tarrio will head into Sunday's final round of the Bain's Whisky Cape Town Open in a three-way tie for the lead at the Royal Cape Golf Club. Blaauw kept the…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City could clinch the Premier League title on Sunday after two goals in the space of 83 seconds saw off a stubborn Crystal Palace. City will secure a third title in four seasons if second-placed Manchester United lose at home to Liverpool. After a scrappy first half…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City are aiming to become English champions for the seventh time in their history and win the Premier League title for the fifth time in 10 seasons. With five games of the Premier League season left Manchester City are 10 points ahead of rivals Manchester United. Leicester…
Staff Reporter. Bloemfontein Celtic face off with Kaizer Chiefs in the DStv Premiership match at the Dr Molemela Stadium this afternoon. Kick-off is at 3:00 pm CAT. Celtics are placed 11th on the league standings - three points behind eighth-placed TS Galaxy, who have a game in hand. Justice Chabalala,…
Staff Reporter. Jose Mourinho says he will "wait to be back in football" following his sacking as Tottenham manager in April. The Portuguese, 58, was dismissed after 17 months in charge, following a poor second half of the season in which Spurs slipped from top of the Premier League to…
Staff Reporter. LeBron James returned from injury after 20 games out but could not prevent his Los Angeles Lakers from slipping to a 110-106 defeat by the Sacramento Kings. James had been sidelined since 20 March after spraining his ankle - the longest absence of his 18-year NBA career. The…
Staff Reporter. Maritzburg United and Swallows FC played to a 1-1 draw in a 2020-21 DStv Premiership match on Friday. The result moved the Team of Choice four points clear of the relegation zone, while a 16th draw of the season and fourth successive stalemate took the Dube Birds above…
Staff Reporter. The South African Football Association (Safa) says it has "finalised" its deal with the new Bafana Bafana coach. In a brief media statement sent out on Friday afternoon, Safa said everything was in order. "We have concluded and finalized all the outstanding matters and we will announce the…
Staff Reporter. KL Rahul's unbeaten 91 from 57 balls helped Punjab Kings to a comfortable 34-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. The Punjab captain hit seven boundaries and five sixes as his side made 179-5. In reply, RCB only managed 145-8 with spinner Harpreet Brar…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Cape Town – Frenchman Jeong-Weon Ko signed for a sublime second-round 64 with a front nine of 29 to join South Africa's Jacques Blaauw at the top of the leaderboard going into the weekend of the Bain's Whisky Cape Town Open at the…
Staff Reporter. Cricket South Africa will bid to host the 2027 men’s Cricket World Cup, acting president Rihan Richards said on Friday. Richards made the announcement at a press conference at which details of a new governance model for CSA were revealed following months of wrangling. He said agreement on…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. CAF Champions League defending champions Al Ahly were drawn against Mamelodi Sundowns in quarterfinals that will bring coach Pitso Mosimane against his former paymasters. On-form Tanzanian giants Simba were drawn against tournament quarterfinal debutants Kaizer Chiefs who overcame their domestic league woes to book a place in…
Staff Reporter. The premier clubs on the continent will find out their CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup fate this afternoon including Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates. Watch the 2020/2021 CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup draw live below: Video Courtesy of CAF.
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Bayern Munich have been made to wait for their ninth straight Bundesliga title after defeat away at Mainz and RB Leipzig’s victory over VfB Stuttgart. With three matches left to go, what are the permutations for the 2020/21 title race? Bayern would've been champions with three games…
Staff Reporter. Sport, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has withdrawn the Government Gazette notice on Cricket South Africa (CSA). "Following several attempts to get CSA’s Interim Board (IB) and Members Council (MC) to agree on the contents of a revised Memorandum of Incorporation, as part of the Nicholson Report…
Staff Reporter. Nicolas Pepe's second-half penalty gave Arsenal renewed hope of reaching the Europa League final despite a semi-final first-leg loss at Villarreal as both sides finished with 10 men. With the Gunners trailing 2-0 and a man down following Dani Ceballos' sending off, Pepe stepped up and fired home…
Staff Reporter. Barcelona missed the chance to go top of La Liga as they suffered a surprise home defeat by Granada. Lionel Messi had given the hosts the lead when he combined with Antoine Griezmann before slotting into the far corner. Barcelona missed several opportunities to add to their lead…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GalloImages. The SA Football Association (Safa) has been caught in a situation of having put its eggs in the basket of securing Carlos Queiroz as its next Bafana Bafana head coach‚ and the Portuguese declining has left the association scrambling for a suitable candidate. Queiroz is believed…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Cape Town – Jacques Blaauw built on the already good memories he has of Royal Cape Golf Club and added another one on Thursday as he posted a bogey-free six-under-par 66 to lead the first round of the Bain's Whisky Cape Town Open.…
Staff Reporter. Quinton de Kock scored an unbeaten 70 from 50 balls as holders Mumbai Indians beat Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets in the Indian Premier League. The South Africa batsman hit six boundaries and two sixes as the five-time winners chased down 172 with nine balls to spare. Earlier,…
Staff Reporter. Precious Mashele will be defending his national half marathon crown in Gqeberha on Saturday@ASA. South Africa's top road runners will be in action on Saturday when they line up for national titles at the ASA Half-Marathon Championships which has been incorporated in the Nelson Mandela Bay Half-Marathon in…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates have advanced to the quarterfinals of the CAF Confederation Cup despite losing away to Nigerian giants Enyimba, as the competition wrapped up its group phase with eight matches across the African continent late on Wednesday and into early Thursday morning. Pirates needed only a draw in…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City produced a superb display to come from behind and take control of their Champions League semi-final with victory against Paris St-Germain in France. Pep Guardiola's side fought their way through a scintillating early PSG surge when they fell behind to Marquinhos' header, glanced in from Angel…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns played to a 0-0 draw at home to Golden Arrows on Wednesday evening and saw their lead at the top of the log cut to just one point. The result at Loftus Versfeld Stadium means Masandawana have now gone three league outings without a win and…
Staff Reporter. The Cricket South Africa members’ council has unanimously accepted the adoption of a new memorandum of incorporation (MoI). The organisation confirmed the written resolution was accepted on Wednesday as is contemplated in section 60 of the Companies Act. The new MoI will finally pave the way for a…
Staff Reporter. World number one Novak Djokovic will not defend his Madrid Open title after pulling out of next month's event. The Serb, 33, said he was sorry he would not be able to travel to Madrid for the Masters 1000 event which starts on Sunday, four weeks before the…
Staff Reporter. @RealMadrid. Real Madrid defender Marcelo could miss the second leg of their Champions League semi-final at Chelsea because he has been called up to monitor a polling station during local elections. The elections for the Madrid assembly take place on Tuesday, 4 May. Real, who were held 1-1…
Michael Vlismas. Photo: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Cape Town – Brandon Stone is confident that the current hot trend in South African professional golf will continue in this three-week stretch of European Challenge Tour events in South Africa, and including in this week's Bain's Whisky Cape Town Open which tees off…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs wing-back Philani Zulu concedes his side are "fighting for their lives" as they prepare to host relegation-threatened Chippa United in the DStv Premiership on Wednesday. Kick-off is at 3pm CAT. Chiefs broke into the top eight with a come-from-behind victory over Mamelodi Sundowns at the weekend,…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has confirmed he’s coming out of retirement to face YouTube star Logan Paul in an exhibition bout in June. The fight, originally mooted for February before it was postponed, will be held at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium on June 6 (Monday, June 7…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Wales manager and ex-Manchester United player Ryan Giggs has appeared in court to deny assaulting two women. Giggs is charged with causing actual bodily harm to a woman in her 30s and common assault of a woman in her 20s at an address in Salford last November.…
Staff Reporter. Chelsea produced a composed performance to secure a fully deserved draw and a crucial away goal to put themselves in a promising position after their Champions League semi-final first leg against Real Madrid. Thomas Tuchel's side were superior on the night and might even regard themselves as unfortunate…
Staff Reporter. Australia’s David Warner joined a chorus of praise for AB de Villiers after the South African superstar reached a notable milestone in the IPL on Tuesday. In yet another stunning batting display for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, De Villiers was not out on 75 off just 42, in…
Staff Reporter. Maritzburg United needed a late strike from the penalty spot to see off Stellenbosch FC 1-0 in the DStv Premiership on Tuesday afternoon. Bandile Shandu and Nazeer Allie were recalled to the Maritzburg side from the 1-1 draw against Baroka FC, as Stellies restored Leletu Skelem to the…
By Michael Vlismas. The Mother City's finest rugby players arrived at the Royal Cape Golf Club on Tuesday to personally welcome the Sunshine Tour professionals competing in this week's Bain's Whisky Cape Town Open in the only way they know how – with a match. After the official pro-am of…
Staff Reporter. Wimbledon will abandon its traditional rest day on the middle Sunday of the tournament from 2022. The Grand Slam will instead be played over 14 consecutive days, with All England Lawn Tennis Club chairman Ian Hewitt saying this was possible because of better grass-court maintenance. Organisers also revealed…
Staff Reporter. @PSG. Neymar says the current season has been his happiest at Paris St-Germain amid speculation over his future. The Brazil forward, 29, is yet to sign a new contract at PSG with his current deal running out next summer. He has been linked with a move away, including…
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