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Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Russia is closer to having its suspension from World Athletics for doping offences lifted after the sport's international governing body approved plans for reform. The 31-page plan is described as a "last chance and urgent attempt" for change after Russia's 2015 suspension. A number…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns Co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi praised his players they completed the biggest ever away victory for a South African side in the CAF Champions League group stages with a 5-1 trouncing of Algerian outfit CR Belouizdad in neutral Tanzania on Sunday. No South African side has matched this…
Staff Reporter. Novak Djokovic has equalled Roger Federer's record of 310 weeks ranked as world number one. The 33-year-old Serbian is guaranteed to break the mark next week. Djokovic won his 18th Grand Slam title and his ninth Australian Open crown in Melbourne last month. "After achieving the historic number…
Staff Reporter. Catalan police says they have made several arrests after searching the offices of Spanish side Barcelona. The number of arrests made and the identity of those involved have not yet been confirmed. The police operation was conducted on Monday after an investigation into financial issues at Barcelona. In…
Staff Reporter. Leaders Atletico Madrid moved five points clear at the top of La Liga by winning away at Villarreal. Atletico, aiming to win the Spanish title for the first time since 2013-14, went ahead thanks to an own goal from Villarreal's Alfonso Pedraza. Joao Felix doubled their lead with…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. LeBron James marked his 1,300th NBA regular-season game by helping the Los Angeles Lakers to a 117-91 victory over the Golden State Warriors. James, who has won championships with three franchises, had 19 points plus six rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocked…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool ended a run of four successive Premier League defeats and scored their 7,000th top-flight goal during a victory at Sheffield United that moves them within two points of a Champions League place. Blades goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale produced a string of fine saves to frustrate Liverpool in the…
Staff Reporter. Formula 1 has declined an offer from Bahrain to vaccinate all personnel attending pre-season testing and the year's opening grand prix. The Gulf state said the move was part of its vaccination programme, which it was extending to events in the country. A spokesman for F1 said the…
Staff Reporter. Premier Soccer League (PSL) and tournament sponsor Nedbank hosted the quarterfinal draw to confirm the last eight teams that will continue their journey in the tournament. The draw took place after a thrilling match between Chippa United and Cape Town City at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium that…
Staff Reporter. Thomas Tuchel's unbeaten run with Chelsea extended to seven games in the Premier League on Sunday as they played out a 0-0 draw with Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. Ole Gunnar Solkjaer's side remain second but are now 12 points adrift of City while the result left Chelsea…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs suffered a 4-0 defeat against Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca in the CAF Champions League Group C. Chiefs made two changes from their goalless draw against Horoya, as Njabulo Blom and Lebogang Manyama started ahead of Nkosingiphile Ngcobo and Bernard Parker. Wydad got off to the perfect start…
Staff Reporter. The Imperial Lions delivered a brilliant display to beat the Dolphins by four wickets in Durban on Sunday to win the CSA T20 Challenge. Keshav Maharaj had won the toss and immediately decided to bat first but a wonderful bowling display from bowler of the match, Kagiso Rabada…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Serie A leaders Inter Milan moved seven points clear at the top of Serie A on Sunday as Romelu Lukaku scored after 32 seconds and bagged an assist in a 3-0 win over Genoa. Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring after only 32 seconds with…
Staff Reporter. Gareth Bale scored twice and made another as Tottenham cruised to an easy Premier League win over Burnley that boosted their hopes of European qualification. Spurs had lost five of their previous six league matches but went ahead inside two minutes when Bale converted Son Heung-min's low cross.…
Kaizer Chiefs face Moroccan giants Wydad Athletic Casablanca in Burkina Faso in a CAF Champions League group stage clash this evening and you can watch all of the live action below. Kaizer Chiefs XI: Khune, Ngezana, Agay, Mphahlele, Baccus, Frosler, Katsande, Blom, Manyama, Castro, Nurković. Subs: Akpeyi, Cardoso, Kambole, Ngcobo,…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns made it two wins in as many matches in CAF Champions League Group B after beating a 10-man Algeria side CR Belouizdad 5-1 at the Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium. Sundowns made only one change from the win over Baroka FC in their last outing, as Thapelo…
Staff Reporter. Arsenal produced another fightback as three goals in 17 minutes either side of half-time gave them a 3-1 victory at Leicester to prevent the Foxes moving second. Having gone out of the Europa League on Thursday, the Foxes were given an early tonic by the Gunners as Youri…
Mamelodi Sundowns face Algeria’s CR Belouizdad at the Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium in their second CAF Champions League Group B match on Sunday. You can watch the action here: Confirmed line-ups: Sundowns: Onyango, Nascimento, Lebusa, Lakay, Coetzee, Morena, Mkhulise, Maboe, Sirino, Zwane, Shalulile. Subs: Mweene, Erasmus, Jali, Mvala, Kapinga, Modiba,…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez beat Turkish challenger Avni Yildirim to defend his WBC and WBA super-middleweight titles in Florida. Yildirim retired before the start of the fourth round after being knocked down by the Mexican in the third. Alvarez, 30, is a four-division world champion…
Staff Reporter. Wydad Casablanca will host Kaizer Chiefs in a Group C 2020-21 Caf Champions League match at Stade du 4 Août in Ouagadougou on Sunday. Kick-off is at 6pm CAT (SA, GMT+2). The match was originally set to take place in Morocco earlier this month, but was postponed after…
Staff Reporter. Juventus were held to a draw by mid-table Verona and now sit seven points behind Serie A leaders Inter Milan. Andrea Pirlo's side led when Cristiano Ronaldo slotted home with a first-time finish from Federico Chiesa's pass, his 19th league goal of the season. But Juve were poor…
Staff Reporter. Aston Villa moved within six points of the top four with an impressive victory over Leeds United on a difficult pitch at Elland Road. Anwar El Ghazi scored the only goal, brilliantly controlling Ollie Watkins' cross and firing past Islan Meslier after just five minutes. Dean Smith's side,…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:PA. Wales won the Six Nations Triple Crown with victory against England at Principality Stadium. Wales led 17-14 at half-time following controversial tries awarded by French referee Pascal Gauzere for Josh Adams and Liam Williams with Anthony Watson responding for England. Scrum-half Kieran Hardy and Ben Youngs…
Staff Reporter. Paris St-Germain Kylian Mbappe bagged a double as they hammered bottom side Dijon 4-0 away to cut Lille's Ligue 1 lead to one point on Saturday. Moise Kean, on loan from Everton, slotted in an early opener for Mauricio Pochettino's side. Mbappe then scored a penalty and curled…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates advance into the quarterfinals of the Nedbank Cup after they came from a goal down to defeat Maritzburg United 3-1 at the Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg. Pirates joins Black Leopards, Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila and Cape Town All Stars in the next round, thanks to goals…
Staff Reporter. Lionel Messi scored and created the other as Barcelona beat in-form Sevilla and went within two points of La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid. Messi fed Ousmane Dembele to slot home the opener before team-mate Sergino Dest hit the post. Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet had a header disallowed for…
Staff Reporter. Bundesliga top scorer Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry both struck twice as Bayern Munich crushed Cologne 5-1 in the Bundesliga on Saturday to earn their first win in three league games and go five points clear at the top. The champions, who next week face Borussia Dortmund, are…
Staff Reporter. Guinness Six Nations: Italy v Ireland Italy: (10) 10 Try: Meyer Con: Garbisi Pen: Garbisi Ireland: (27) 48 Tries: Ringrose, Keenan, Connors 2, Stander, Earls Cons: Sexton 6 Pens: Sexton 2 Ireland ran in six tries to claim their first win of this year's Six Nations in a…
Staff Reporter. Temba Bavuma played a masterful innings to help guide the Imperial Lions into the final of the Betway T20 Challenge with a seven-wicket victory over the Dafabet Warriors in the playoff match at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead in Durban on Saturday. Bavuma was busy around the crease, turning singles into…
Staff Reporter. The South African U17 Men’s National Team (Amajimbos) have reported for camp at the SAFA National Technical Centre in Johannesburg to complete their preparations for the 2021 TOTAL U-17 AFCON scheduled for Morocco next month. Amajimbos have been drawn into group C of the tournament together with West…
Staff Reporter. Britain's Adam Yates came second on his debut for Ineos Grenadiers at the UAE Tour, despite crashing heavily. Yates finished 35 seconds overall behind winner Tadej Pogacar after rivals slowed up to allow the 28-year-old to be treated for cuts to his face. There appeared to be a…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City extended their winning run to 20 matches and moved 13 points clear at the top of the Premier League as John Stones' second-half strike was enough to seal victory over a resilient West Ham United. Stones fired home his fourth goal of the season from Riyad…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Tiger Woods is "in good spirits" after being moved to a new Los Angeles hospital for treatment from injuries he sustained in a car accident. A statement on the golfing champion's Twitter account said he had received successful "follow-up procedures" at the Cedars-Sinai Medical…
Staff Reporter. Jimmy Butler scored a season-high 33 points as Miami Heat beat high-flying Utah Jazz 124-116 on Friday. Butler was supported by Goran Dragic, who scored 26 points off the bench as Miami earned a fifth straight win. Donovan Mitchell netted 30 points for Jazz, who have the best…
Staff Reporter. Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila beat Swallows FC 4-3 on penalties (2-2 after extra-time) at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane to book their spot in the Nedbank Cup quarterfinals. Washington Arubi saved successive penalties from Vuyo Mere and Musa Nyatama as Tshakuma became the first team to beat Swallows in…
Staff Reporter. Scotland will play defending champions South Africa in their first match of the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France. England's opening match of the tournament will be against Argentina on the previous day, 9 September. Wales take on Fiji, against whom they suffered a pool-stage shock in 2007,…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United will play seven-time Champions League winners AC Milan in the last 16 of the Europa League. AC Milan, who sit second in Serie A, have never won the competition while United's only title came in 2017. Arsenal, finalists in 2019, face Greek side Olympiakos, who knocked…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Bundesliga leaders FC Bayern München and their closest challengers RB Leipzig continue their tussle for championship glory this weekend as the race for the Meisterschale heats up. FC Bayern's uncharacteristic two-game winless run and a formidable four-match streak of victories for RB Leipzig has narrowed the gap…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has been ruled out for up to 10 weeks as a result of the groin injury he suffered against Everton. The England midfielder, 30, was forced off in the first half in Saturday's 2-0 Meyerside derby defeat to add to…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has thanked supporters for their messages and tributes to his father, who died after drowning in a lake near his holiday home in southern Brazil on Wednesday. Jose Becker, 57, had been swimming at a dam on his property when…
Staff Reporter. Leicester were dumped out of the Europa League by Czech side Slavia Prague after turning in a miserable display at the King Power Stadium. With playmaker James Maddison missing with a hip injury and in-form winger Harvey Barnes left on the bench for the first hour, Brendan Rodgers'…
Staff Reporter. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a dramatic late winner to help Arsenal edge past Benfica into the last 16 of the Europa League. In a 'home' leg played at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Greece because of Covid-19 restrictions, Aubameyang opened the scoring to give the Gunners a 2-1 aggregate lead.…
Staff Reporter. Scotland's Six Nations match with France is unlikely to take place next weekend after a further Covid case in the home squad forced its postponement. The game was expected to be played on Sunday, despite 10 French players and some coaches testing positive. But it was announced an…
Staff Reporter. Third Test, Ahmedabad (day two) England 112 (Crawley 53; Axar 6-38) & 81 (Axar 5-32, Ashwin 4-48) India 145 (Rohit 66, Root 5-8, Leach 4-54) & 49-0 India won by 10 wickets England succumbed to a 10-wicket defeat against India inside two days of an astonishing third Test…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns president Patrice Motsepe has unveiled his 10-point action plan at the launch of his Confederation of African Football (CAF) Presidential Manifesto. The official manifesto: Investing in developing and growing football in each African country through sponsorships, private sector and other partners Improving the efficiency and professionalism…
Staff Reporter. Defending NBA champions the Los Angeles Lakers suffered their fourth straight defeat on Wednesday, beaten 114-89 by the Utah Jazz. Jordan Clarkson scored 18 points in Salt Lake City as Utah recorded a 22nd win in 24 games. LeBron James hit 19 points for the Lakers but had…
Staff Reporter. Tiger Woods will not face any criminal charges following the single-car crash he was involved in on Tuesday that left him with serious injuries. The US golfing champion was driving alone on a Los Angeles downhill stretch of road known for crashes. His SUV hit the central reservation,…
Staff Reporter. Ferland Mendy scored a stunning late winner as Real Madrid clinched a hard-working last-16 first-leg victory against 10-man Atalanta. Real looked like being left frustrated by a well-organised home side until Mendy curled in with four minutes left. Atalanta's Remo Freuler was sent off after just 17 minutes…
Staff Reporter. Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona beat Elche to move within five points of La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid. The Argentina forward found the bottom corner to open the scoring from Martin Braithwaite's backheel after the break. The 33-year-old then doubled the lead 20 minutes later, finishing smartly…
Staff Reporter. Dele Alli scored a superb overhead kick as Tottenham cruised into the Europa League last 16 with an 8-1 aggregate win over Austrian side Wolfsberger. Spurs were already in control of the tie following a 4-1 first-leg victory and quickly asserted their authority at home with Alli's spectacular…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Al Ahly head coach,Pitso Mosimane said that his side deserved a more positive result against Simba SC in the CAF Champions League. Mosimane suffered his second loss as Al Ahly head coach following a narrow 1-0 defeat in Tanzania against Simba SC. The only goal of the…
Staff Reporter. SuperSport United and Orlando Pirates played an entertaining 1-1 draw in their DStv Premiership clash at Lucas Moripe Stadium. Matsatsantsa were keen to return to winning ways after drawing 1-1 with Kaizer Chiefs in a PSL clash over the weekend and also avenge their 2-1 defeat to Pirates…
Staff Reporter. TP Mazembe and Al Hilal continued their slow starts to Group B of the CAF Champions league after they played to a 0-0 draw at the Al Hilal Stadium, Omdurman, on Wednesday afternoon. The result leaves the Ravens in second place on the log on two points –…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Craig Foy. Celtic manager Neil Lennon has resigned with his side 18 points adrift of Rangers in the Scottish Premiership. Lennon took charge for a second spell in February 2019 when Brendan Rodgers left and led the club to two titles, two Scottish Cups and a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Tiger Woods is "awake and responsive" following surgery on serious leg injuries suffered in a car crash in Los Angeles on Tuesday. The 15-time golf major champion, 45, had to be "extricated from the wreck" by firefighters and paramedics. The American suffered "open…
Staff Reporter. Jamal Musiala became the youngest English scorer in the Champions League as holders Bayern Munich thrashed Lazio in the last-16 first leg in Rome. The 17-year-old finished smartly from outside the box to also become Bayern's youngest scorer in the competition. Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring with his…
Staff Reporter. A superb free kick from Brazilian winger Ramphinha capped a 3-0 win for Leeds United over Southampton at Elland Road on Tuesday, condemning the struggling Saints to their seventh defeat in eight Premier League games. The tone was set for Southampton in the first half when referee Andre…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Aerial footage the rollover crash involving Tiger Woods, Feb. 23, 2021, in Los Angeles. Tiger Woods is in surgery after suffering "multiple leg injuries" in a car crash in Los Angeles, California. The LA County Sheriff's Department said that it "responded to a single-vehicle rollover" accident in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Portfolio Committee on Sports, Arts and Culture held a meeting on Tuesday and one of the matters discussed was Caster Semenya, as the Tokyo Olympics looms. The 800m World Champion is still unable to compete professionally as her bid to overturn the drug-hormone rule was unsuccessful.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Tiger Woods has been taken to hospital following a car crash, says the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The police department said that it "responded to a single vehicle rollover" accident in which the "vehicle sustained major damage". Woods, 45, had to be…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs got their CAF Champions League campaign underway with a goalless draw against Group C leaders AC Horoya. Chiefs were looking to start their group stage campaign with a victory and also snap their six-match winless run across all competitions in the process. Kearyn Baccus replaced Njabulo…
Staff Reporter. Black Leopards beat 10-man Golden Arrows 2-1 in a 2020-21 DStv Premiership match at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium. Ghanaian Mohammed Anas scored both of Leopard's goals, finding the back of the net either side of a Michael Gumede equaliser to move the Limpopo club off bottom spot and…
Staff Reporter. Simba SC went top of Group A in the Caf Champions League after a 1-0 win over champions Al Ahly at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium. Luis Miquissone's first-half screamer sealed maximum points for the hosts in Dar es Salaam. After a hard-fought 1-0 win away to AS Vita, the…
Staff Reporter. Sunshine Tour professionals JC Ritchie and Daniel van Tonder will this week reap the rewards of their home success with a chance to take on the best in world golf in the WGC-Workday Championship in Florida. Ritchie and Van Tonder qualified for the exclusive 72-man field by virtue…
Staff Reporter. Red Bull have revealed the car they hope will enable them to mount their first title challenge for eight years. The RB16B develops the 2020 car, with which Max Verstappen finished third in the championship behind Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas. Red Bull have worked on…
Staff Reporter. Everton FC's plans for a new 52,000-seater stadium have been unanimously approved by city councillors. The club said the Bramley-Moore Dock site will be a "world-class addition" to the city's waterfront and hopes to host games there in 2024. The £500m scheme which it's claimed will create 15,000…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. A decision on whether Scotland's Six Nations match in Paris can go ahead is expected on Wednesday after no more coronavirus cases were found in the latest round of testing. The French Rugby Federation announced on Monday that five more players - including captain…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. The Los Angeles Lakers let a 17-point third-quarter lead slip as they fell to a 127-124 overtime defeat to the Washington Wizards. The reversal means that the NBA champions have lost three games in a row for the first time this season. Both LeBron…
Staff Reporter. Cristiano Ronaldo scored two headers as Juventus beat bottom side Crotone to go within eight points of leaders Inter Milan. Ronaldo turned home an Alex Sandro cross before powering a header in from Aaron Ramsey's ball, his 70th Serie A goal in just over two and a half…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates have been grouped with two former African champions in the CAF Confederations Cup after the draw took place on Monday in Cairo, Egypt. After easing past Botswana Premier League champions Jwaneng Galaxy in the play-off round with a 4-0 aggregate win, Pirates will now face two…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs striker Leonardo Castro has CAF Champions League group stage experience after his time with 2016 winners Mamelodi Sundowns, but few of his teammates have been to this stage of the competition before. Chiefs will host Guinea side Horoya on Tuesday in what has turned out to…
Staff Reporter. Devon Conway's unbeaten 99 off 59 balls helped New Zealand thrash Australia by 53 runs in the opening Twenty20. Playing only his sixth T20 international, left-handed Conway helped the hosts recover from 19-3 to post 184-5 in Christchurch. Australia slumped to 19-4 as Tim Southee and Trent Boult…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Tiger Woods "hopes" to play in the Masters at Augusta National in April after undergoing a fifth back surgery. The 45-year-old American had a microdiscectomy to relieve a pressurised disc fragment in January. Woods recovered from spinal fusion surgery in 2017 to win a…
Staff Reporter. Monaco condemned Mauricio Pochettino to his second defeat as Paris St-Germain head coach with a shock win at Parc des Princes in Ligue 1. Sofiane Diop opened the scoring for the visitors in the sixth minute, heading home Ruben Aguilar's header back across goal from Kevin Volland's cross.…
Staff Reporter. Marcus Rashford played a key role in a win over struggling Newcastle as Manchester United returned to second place in the Premier League. The England striker helped the hosts overcome a stuttering start when he lashed in an 18th goal of the season by beating Karl Darlow at…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates secured their place in the CAF Confederation Cup Group Stage after Linda Mntambo’s 55th-minute goal earned them a 1-0 win over Jwaneng Galaxy at the Orlando Stadium. The result meant Pirates won the tie 4-0 on aggregate after having dominated their opponents in the first leg…
Staff Reporter. Britain's Chris Froome made a quiet start in his first race for Israel Start-Up Nation as Dutchman Mathieu van der Poel won stage one of the UAE Tour. Froome, 35, making his debut after January's Vuelta San Juan was called off, is eight minutes 39 seconds back. Tour…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City extended their winning run to 18 games as they continued their impressive march towards the Premier League title with victory at Arsenal. The visitors have not dropped a point since 15 December and looked confident right from the outset, taking the lead with just two minutes…
Staff Reporter. Rangers need just 10 more points to win the Scottish Premiership after overwhelming Dundee United at Ibrox. Ianis Hagi and Ryan Kent gave Steven Gerrard's side an interval lead after Lawrence Shankland and Louis Appere spurned chances for a sprightly United. Joe Aribo netted a stunning third to…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Lautaro Martinez's two goals helped Inter Milan to an impressive derby win against AC Milan as they opened up a four-point gap at the top of Serie A. The striker's early header laid the platform for a confident Inter display. Zlatan Ibrahimovic twice went…
Staff Reporter. Swallows FC remain undefeated thanks to a 1-1 draw at Cape Town City on Sunday. The clash at Cape Town Stadium saw the Birds, who ended the game with 10 men, register a fifth successive draw and extend their unbeaten start to the season to 16 matches, while…
Staff Reporter. Richards Bay have opened a three-point lead at the top of the GladAfrica Championship following a full round of matches played across South Africa this weekend, while worries continue for strugglers Steenberg United, Cape Town Spurs and Bizana Pondo Chiefs. The Natal Rich Boyz appeared to be in…
Staff Reporter. Bracelona's s La Liga title hopes faltered after they slipped to a 1-1 draw against Cadiz at Camp Nou on Sunday. A late Alex Fernandez penalty cancelled out Lionel Messi's first-half opener from the spot. Ronald Koeman's side now find themselves eight points behind league leaders Atletico Madrid …
Staff Reporter. West Ham moved into the top four of the Premier League with a narrow victory over Tottenham that increases the pressure on Spurs manager Jose Mourinho. Michail Antonio - back in the Hammers' starting line-up after a two-game absence - gave the hosts the perfect start, poking home…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Novak Djokovic continued his dominance of the Australian Open by overwhelming an irritated Daniil Medvedev to win a record-extending ninth men's title. Top seed Djokovic won 7-5 6-2 6-2 to claim his 18th Grand Slam, leaving him two behind Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the men's…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka said she felt comfortable being a role model for the next generation after her fourth Grand Slam victory solidified her position at the forefront of a new era for tennis. But the Japanese star, a four-time major-winner at the…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. The Miami Heat beat the Los Angeles Lakers 96-94 in a rematch of last season's NBA Finals. The Lakers claimed a 4-2 series win to take the title last October. But in the first meeting between the sides this season, Kendrick Nunn scored 27…
Staff Reporter Jadon Sancho and Erling Braut Haaland both scored as Borussia Dortmund claimed an emphatic derby win at Bundesliga strugglers Schalke. The result marks a return to form for Dortmund, who had won just one of their previous six matches in the German top flight. England winger Sancho opened…
Staff Reporter. Real Madrid gained ground on La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid with a 1-0 victory against Real Valladolid on Saturday. Atletico were stunned 2-0 by eighth-placed Levante earlier in the day, and Zinedine Zidane's men took advantage in the late game at the Jose Zorrilla stadium. A Casemiro header…
Staff Reporter. India have included three uncapped players in their 19-man squad for March's Twenty20 international series against England. Mumbai Indians batsmen Suryakumar Yadav, 30, and Ishan Kishan, 22, plus Haryana leg spinning all-rounder Rahul Tewatia, 27, have been called up. Bhuvneshwar Kumar returns, with fellow seamer Jasprit Bumrah rested.…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool winless run continued as rivals Everton earned a rare Merseyside derby victory with a 2-0 result at Anfield on Saturday. Goals from Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson in each half were enough for Everton to secure their first derby victory at Anfield since 1999. The result means that…
Staff Reporter. Atletico Madrid's grip of the lead at the top of La Liga loosened after a surprise home defeat by Levante. Their second meeting against the Valencian side in a week was decided by Jose Luis Morales' 30th-minute deflected strike and Jorge de Frutos' stoppage-time effort. Atletico, who created…
Staff Reporter. Midfielder Amin Younes scored a superb goal and helped with another as Eintract Frankfurt beat leaders Bayern Munich 2-1 on Saturday to stay on course for a Champions League spot. Former Germany international Younes helped to set up Daichi Kamada for the hosts' first goal in the 12th…
Staff Reporter. Members of the South African National 4x100m relay team in action during their first official training session at the University of Pretoria. From Left to right: Chederick van Wyk, Akani Simbine, Clarence Munyai and Simon Magakwe. On Saturday Athletics South Africa concluded a successful maiden National Relay Training…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has given Moroccan club Wydad Casablanca less than 48 hours to find a venue for its upcoming CAF Champions League game against South Africa’s Kaizer Chiefs. If Wydad Casablanca does not communicate the name of the country that will host the…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs extended their winless run to six matches after drawing 1-1 with SuperSport United at FNB stadium on Saturday. Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt made several changes to the Chiefs starting line-up. Darrel Matsheke was suspended while Philani Zulu was demoted to the bench. Anthony Akumu came in…
Staff Reporter. Tanzanian side, Simba SC, said that they can beat Egyptian powerhouse Al Ahly when they meet in the CAF Champions League. Both teams had a winning start to their campaign, with Al Ahly beating Al-Merrikh 3-0 at home while Simba came out victorious in Congo against Vita Club.…
Staff Reporter. Chelsea were left frustrated after being held to a 1-1 draw at Southampton on Saturday. Mason Mount's second-half penalty rescued a point for Chelsea after Liverpool loanee Takumi Minamino opened the scoring for Southampton. Chelsea remain unbeaten in the seven matches since new boss Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank…
Staff Reporter. Olympique Lyon went provisionally top of the Ligue 1 standings by beating Brest 3-2 after benefiting from some terrible defending by their hosts on Friday. The visitors led 3-0 at the break through Lucas Paqueta, Houssem Aouar and Memphis Depay's penalty. But mid-table Brest battled back and goals…
Staff Reporter. Rory McIlroy missed his first cut since the 2019 Open Championship after recording a second-round 76 at the Genesis Invitational. McIlroy had played in 30 events since his Friday exit at the Open in his native Northern Ireland. The Northern Irishman carded one birdie, four bogeys and a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Japan's Naomi Osaka cemented her place as the outstanding star of the women's game by beating American Jennifer Brady in the Australian Open final to win her fourth Grand Slam title. Osaka, 23, is unbeaten in major finals after a 6-4 6-3 win…
Staff Reporter. Daniel Carter, after 19 professional seasons and just a few weeks short of turning 39, has announced his retirement from all rugby. The man many would say is the greatest No 10 to have played the game, after winning 112 test caps for the All Blacks in which…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs will be without six players for their Saturday’s league game against SuperSport United. In a statement released on Friday, Amakhosi announced that Lebohang Lesako and Dumisani Zuma will not be available due to injuries. Chiefs will be without Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya and Darrel Matsheke who are both…
Staff Reporter. The South African Football Association (SAFA) has sent a correspondence, which spells out the Association’s official position, to CAF regarding the Covid-19 travel restrictions of South Africans to certain parts of the continent. The correspondence follows reservations by certain clubs and national teams regarding travelling to South Africa…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Matchday 22 sees the second edition of The Mother of all Derbies in 2020/21 as FC Schalke 04 play host to Borussia Dortmund in one of two massive matches to be played across the Bundesliga’s weekend of action. Revierderby rivals FC Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund meet…
Staff Reporter. Daniil Medvedev has another opportunity to land a first Grand Slam title after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach the Australian Open final. The in-form Russian won 6-4 6-2 7-5 against Greek fifth seed Tsitsipas, securing his 20th victory in a row. Fourth seed Medvedev, 25, will contest his…
Staff Reporter. Bukayo Saka warned his Arsenal team-mates that they cannot put a foot wrong when they face Benfica in the second leg of their Europa League last-32 tie after his goal earned them a draw in the first game in Rome. Played in Rome's Olympic Stadium instead of Portugal…
Staff Reporter. Gareth Bale scored and assisted a Tottenham goal in the same game for the first time since 2013 as they beat Wolfsberger in the Europa League. Bale crossed for Son Heung-min to head the opener and then cut inside and blasted home their second goal. Lucas Moura added…
Staff Reporter. Bongani Zungu has been temporarily removed from Rangers' squad and will be fined after being named by Steven Gerrard as one of five players who breached Covid regulations. Scottish police said they had attended a "gathering at a property" in Glasgow in the early hours of Sunday and…
Staff Reporter. Chris Morris. Photo Credit: (RCB Twitter). Chennai Super Kings have bought England all-rounder Moeen Ali for £700,000 at the Indian Premier League auction. South Africa's Chris Morris is this year's most expensive player, costing Rajasthan Royals £1.6m for the Twenty20 tournament, which starts in April. England all-rounder Tom…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Mamelodi Sundowns will not be travelling to Algeria for their CAF Champions League match against CR Belouizdad after receiving communication from CAF confirming that the match which was scheduled for Tuesday (23 February 2021), has been cancelled due to further medical restrictions in Algeria. The cancellation comes…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt has admitted that Itumeleng Khune’s declining standards is "a concern". Khune returned to Chiefs starting line-up following a two-month absence since being dropped back in December following costly blunders in successive games. The 33-year-old, however, failed to make good of the opportunity afforded…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Top seed Novak Djokovic overcame stern resistance from Aslan Karatsev to reach the Australian Open final and end the Russian qualifier's remarkable run. Despite the world number 114 causing moments of tension, Djokovic had enough quality to win 6-3 6-4 6-2. The 33-year-old Serb…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Serena Williams left her Australian Open news conference in tears after her semi-final defeat by Naomi Osaka. The American great saw her latest bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title ended by Japan's three-time major champion Osaka, who won 6-3 6-4. She gave…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City extended their English top-flight record winning streak to 17 games after earning a 3-1 victory at Everton on Wednesday, increasing their lead atop the Premier League table to 10 points. The Toffees were forced into an early change when Yerry Mina limped off in the 18th…
Staff Reporter, Photo Credit: Getty Images. Naomi Osaka claimed an impressive victory over Serena Williams to reach the Australian Open final and end the American's latest quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title. Three-time Slam champion Osaka withstood early pressure from Williams to win 6-3 6-4. Osaka is on…
Staff Reporter. Goals from Mehdi Taremi and Moussa Marega propelled FC Porto to their first ever victory over Juventus in the Champions League after they secured a 2-1 win over the Italian champions in the first leg of their last 16 tie on Wednesday. Mehdi Taremi pounced on Rodrigo Bentancur's…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns opened five points gap at the top of the DStv Premiership table after defeating Baroka 2-0 this evening. Sundowns secured their 10th win of the league season thanks to second-half strikes from Gaston Sirino and Peter Shalulile, putting clear daylight between themselves and nearest chasers SuperSport…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs suffered their third successive defeat as AmaZulu walked away with all three points from FNB Stadium this afternoon. A run of five unbeaten matches, including an initial three wins in a row, showed Chiefs finally was back into form after a dismal start to 2020-21, but…
Staff Reporter. Rafael Nadal saw his bid for a 21st Grand Slam title end as Greek fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas fought back from two sets down to reach the Australian Open semi-finals. The Spanish second seed was stunned as Tsitsipas claimed a 3-6 2-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 7-5 victory in…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs will be back in action this afternoon when they take on AmaZulu at FNB Stadium in a DStv Premiership game. The encounter was originally scheduled to have taken place just 48 hours after the team was supposed to return from a CAF Champions League game in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The World-Cup winning Springbok captain Siya Kolisi was officially unveiled as a Sharks player on Wednesday. Kolisi, who spent 11 years with Western Province and the Stormers, joins the Durban franchise on a multi-year deal. Sharks CEO Eduard Coetzee said: "We are delighted to welcome Siya and…
Staff Reporter. James Harden inspired the biggest half-time comeback in the history of the Brooklyn Nets as they recovered a 21-point deficit to beat the Phoenix Suns 128-124. Harden scored 38 points for the Nets, who were without the injured Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. They did not lead in…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: CSA. Former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has retired from Test cricket and will focus on the Twenty20 format. The 36-year-old batsman scored 4,163 runs at an average of 40.02 in 69 Tests since making his debut in 2012. "The next two years are ICC…
Staff Reporter. Kylian Mbappe scored a stunning hat-trick as Paris St-Germain ripped Barcelona apart in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie at the Nou Camp. The night did not start well for last year's runners-up when they fell behind to Lionel Messi's 27th-minute penalty. Messi, regarded as…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Karolina Muchova fought back to stun world number one Ashleigh Barty at the Australian Open and reach her maiden Grand Slam semi-final. The Czech 25th seed struggled with dizziness in the Melbourne Park heat but refocused after a medical time-out to beat the home…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Gallo Images. Former SA Schools captain and Jeppe High School head boy Muzi Manyike has been confirmed dead this week after going missing last November. A family spokesperson confirmed Manyike’s body had been identified, but that a cause of death was still not known at this…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Kaizer Chiefs have written to the Confederation of African Football (Caf) to express their concern at meeting a rescheduled Caf Champions League match against Wydad Casablanca in Egypt. Chiefs responded to a letter sent to them by CAF in which the club says it was suggested the…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Defending champion Novak Djokovic showed yet more mental and physical resilience to beat German sixth seed Alexander Zverev and reach the Australian Open semi-finals. The top seed fought back to win 6-7 (6-8) 6-2 6-4 7-6 (8-6) in Melbourne. The Serb will face Russian…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Serena Williams produced a stunning performance to beat second seed Simona Halep and set up an Australian Open semi-final with Naomi Osaka. The 39-year-old American, bidding for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title, won 6-3 6-3 against the Romanian. "I think this is the…
Staff Reporter. Timo Werner scored and assisted as he ended a 14-game goal drought to help Chelsea to victory over Newcastle in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge. Werner's cross rebounded out to Olivier Giroud to net Chelsea's opener in the first half, after the France striker replaced the injured…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Naomi Osaka cruised past Hsieh Su-wei in just 66 minutes to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open. The Japanese third seed, who won the second of her three Grand Slam titles at Melbourne Park in 2019, beat the Taiwanese 6-2 6-2. Osaka will…
Staff Reporter. England succumbed to an inevitable 317-run defeat by India on the fourth day of the second Test in Chennai. Faced with the hopeless task of chasing 482 on a deteriorating pitch, England lost all 10 wickets to spin, bowled out for 164 to leave the four-Test series poised…
Staff Reporter. Cricket South Africa has announced that the Proteas will conduct their first-ever full limited-overs tour of Ireland in July. CSA director of cricket Graeme Smith on Monday morning hinted at a number of tours that could form part of the Proteas’ winter schedule. Proteas will face Ireland in…
Staff Reporter. The Sunshine Tour, Sunshine Ladies Tour and SuperSport are building on their longstanding broadcast partnership with an even more comprehensive offering that will dramatically increase the content value for local golf fans and give South African professional golf a greater presence on the World of Champions. From March…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. World number one Ashleigh Barty only needed 71 minutes to defeat American Shelby Rogers and move into the Australian Open quarter-finals. Barty, who is aiming to become the first Australian to win the women's singles since 1978, triumphed 6-3 6-4. American Jessica Pegula produced…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Romelu Lukaku scored twice and set up another goal as Inter Milan beat Lazio 3-1 to go top of Serie A. Lukaku opened the scoring from the penalty spot before hitting his 300th career goal for club and country just before the break. Substitute…
Staff Reporter. Former champion Rafael Nadal and fourth seed Daniil Medvedev both cruised into the Australian Open quarter-finals. Spaniard Nadal, the 2009 winner and number two seed, gained a routine 6-3 6-4 6-2 win over Italy's 16th seed Fabio Fognini at Melbourne Park. Nadal will face Stefanos Tsitsipas in the…
Staff Reporter. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a superb hat-trick as Arsenal ended their three-game winless run with victory over Leeds United at Emirates Stadium. Aubameyang opened the scoring in the 14th minute before doubling his side's advantage from the spot towards the end of the first half Right-back Hector Bellerin grabbed…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. France kept their Grand Slam aspirations intact with a scrappy 15-13 win over Ireland, who remain without a win in this year's Six Nations. Charles Ollivon scored the sole try of the first half after a passage of attacking brilliance from the visitors. Damian…
Staff Reporter. Real Madrid moved into second place in La Liga with a 2-0 victory at home to Valencia on Sunday. Karim Benzema, captain for the day, put Madrid ahead after 12 minutes before before Toni Kroos doubled the advantage just before half time at Valdebebas. Ferland Mendy thought he…
Staff Reporter. Pakistan clinched a four-wicket victory over South Africa in the third and final T20 international with eight balls to spare at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Sunday to clinch the series 2-1. Proteas were all at sea and despite heroics from David Miller, who scored an unbeaten…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates have one foot in the CAF Confederation Cup group stages after thrashing Jwaneng Galaxy 3-0 in the first leg of their play-off tie on Sunday. Linda Mntambo and Terrence Dzvukamanja were recalled with Thembinkosi Lorch starting from the bench while Thabang Monare was not in the…
Staff Reporter. Swallows FC were held to a goalless draw by AmaZulu FC in a DStv Premiership match at the Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto. Zukile Kewuti made his Usuthu debut after securing a loan move from Cape Town City, while Butholezwe Ncube, Siyethemba Sithebe, Andre de Jong were missing due…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United dropped points against West Brom on Sunday as they came from a goal behind to secure a 1-1 draw. Bruno Fernandes helped United rescue a point as his first half strike cancelled out Mbaye Diagne's early goal. United moved back above Leicester in second place, but…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Defending champion Novak Djokovic came through a stiff test of his fitness as he moved into the Australian Open quarter-finals, but third seed Dominic Thiem was stunned by Grigor Dimitrov. Bulgarian Dimitrov, a semi-finalist in 2017, dismantled the US Open champion of Austria 6-4…
Staff Reporter. Steeplechase world champion Beatrice Chepkoech has broken the women's 5km road world record, finishing the Monaco Run in 14 minutes 43 seconds. The Kenyan, who also holds the 3,000m steeplechase world record, battled windy conditions with assistance from male pacemaker Luuk Maas. The 29-year-old took a second off…
Staff Reporter. Second Test, Mirpur (day four) West Indies 409 (Da Silva 92, Bonner 90) & 117 Bangladesh 296 (Liton 71, Cornwall 5-74) & 213 (Tamim 50, Cornwall 4-105) West Indies won by 17 runs West Indies beat Bangladesh by 17 runs in a thrilling second Test in Mirpur to…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Simona Halep came from a set down to avenge her 2020 French Open fourth round defeat to Iga Swiatek at the Australian Open on Sunday. The second seed won 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 in an hour and 50 minutes. This was Halep's 100th match win…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Dominic Thiem says he is "not a machine" and had "physical issues" in a shock defeat by Grigor Dimitrov in the Australian Open fourth round. Bulgarian Dimitrov, a semi-finalist in 2017, dismantled the US Open champion of Austria 6-4 6-4 6-0. "Throughout every season…
Staff Reporter. Kevin Durant fired the Brooklyn Nets to a 134-117 victory against former team the Golden State Warriors, scoring 20 points. The two-time NBA champion was returning after missing the past three games while in quarantine. "I loved my time here, I loved playing for this team, but I'm…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Thinus Maritz. Springbok captain Siya Kolisi has been released early from his contract with Western Province Rugby and will be joining the Sharks. Kolisi’s move has become an 'open secret' and on Sunday, WP Rugby sent out a statement confirming the 29-year-old’s departure. "Kolisi’s current…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Reuters. Spezia felled another Serie A giant as they shocked league leaders AC Milan with a dominant display in a 2-0 victory on Saturday. City rivals Inter will go top if they beat Lazio on Sunday - with the Milan derby next weekend. Promoted Spezia, who…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Naomi Osaka saved two match points and Serena Williams was taken to three sets as two of the favourites reached the Australian Open quarter-finals. Having lost the opening set to Garbine Muguruza, Japan's Osaka was a break down in the second and faced two…
Staff Reporter. Lionel Messi scored two sensational goals as Bracelona overwhelmed Alaves, 5-1, to climb to second place in La Liga on Saturday. Messi and Francisco Trincao each scored a brace, and Junior Firpo added another as Ronald Koeman's men claimed their seventh straight league win with the rout. Luis…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City continued their dominance at the top of the Premier League table as they beat Jose Mourinho's Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 at the Etihad on Saturday. City led through Rodri's penalty after Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg clipped Gundogan. Midfielder Gundogan added the second with a shot Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris…
Staff Reporter. Paris St-Germain geared up for their Champions League trip to Barcelona with a 2-1 home win against Nice that sent them provisionally top of the Ligue 1 standings on Saturday. Julian Draxler put the defending champions ahead from a rebound after Mauro Icardi hit the post. Rony Lopes…
Staff Reporter. Goals from Jadon Sancho and Erling Braut Haaland were not enough for victory as Borussia Dortmund drew with Hoffenheim. England's Sancho ran on to a through ball to give them the lead before Munas Dabbur's first-time finish to level. Ihlas Bebou put Hoffenheim ahead with a header after…
Staff Reporter. La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid overcame conceding a second-half equaliser to score again and beat Granada 2-1 away from home on Saturday to get back to winning ways and move eight points clear at the top of the standings. Luis Suarez hit the crossbar early in the second…
Staff Reporter. SuperSport United moved to within two points of DStv Premiership leaders Mamelodi Sundowns after edging Cape Town City 2-1. SuperSport made three changes, as Bongani Khumalo got a rare start alongside the return of Keenan Phillips and Jamie Webber while the Citizens were bolstered by the return of…
Staff Reporter. South Africa 145 for 4 (Hendricks 42, van Biljon 42, Afridi 2-18) beat Pakistan 144 for 7 (Rizwan 51, Pretorius 5-17) by six wickets. Proteas broke a losing streak that stretched back five T20Is to last February and stayed alive in the ongoing series in Pakistan by successfully…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. England found flashes of attacking flair to bounce back from last weekend's Scotland defeat and claim a six-try Six Nations win against Italy. Monty Ioane's early try caused a scare at Twickenham, before England's Jonny Hill and Anthony Watson crossed. Wing Jonny May closed…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. The Los Angeles Lakers recovered from an early 20-point deficit on Friday to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 115-105 and secure their seventh straight win. Anthony Davis returned from two games out with Achilles soreness to score 35 points as the Lakers improved to 21-6.…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: ATP. Rafael Nadal beat an impressive Cameron Norrie to reach the Australian Open fourth round and end British interest in the singles competition. Spanish second seed Nadal was able to see off his spirited 69th-ranked opponent 7-5 6-2 7-5. Playing on an empty Rod Laver Arena…
Staff Reporter. Leicester City staged an astonishing late comeback to beat Liverpool as the Premier League champions collapsed and paid the price for another defensive calamity involving keeper Alisson. Liverpool looked to be cementing their top-four aspirations when Mohamed Salah put them ahead after 67 minutes with a clever finish…
Staff Reporter. Moeen Ali (C) celebrates with teammates after taking a wicket. (AFP Photo). Batsmen rarely walk these days: Outside edges are one thing, but India captain Virat Kohli took it to another level when he refused to leave the crease despite being bowled by Moeen Ali in the second…
Staff Reporter. Daniil Medvedev's coach walked out as the Russian blew a two-set lead before winning a five-setter for the first time in the Australian Open third round. The fourth seed eventually beat Filip Krajinovic 6-3 6-3 4-6 3-6 6-0. Medvedev repeatedly yelled at his box as he went 4-1…
Staff Reporter. Karolina Pliskova smashed two racquets and argued with the umpire in her 7-5 7-5 third-round loss to Karolina Muchova at the Australian Open. The Czech sixth seed was given a code violation when she destroyed her racquet after losing the first set. She then walked into the players'…
Staff Reporter. Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho says a midweek social media post by Gareth Bale was a "contradiction" with reality. Wales forward Bale, on loan from Real Madrid, missed Wednesday's incredible 5-4 FA Cup defeat at Everton. Mourinho said the player had asked for a scan after missing training on…
Staff Reporter. Swallows FC will test their unbeaten run this season against in-form AmaZulu, who have shown attacking verve under new coach Benni McCarthy. The Birds are unbeaten in 15 games this campaign and lost just one of their last 32, but there have been signs of late that they…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Defending champion Novak Djokovic is unsure if he will be able to play in the fourth round of the Australian Open after he survived an injury scare to battle past American Taylor Fritz. World number one Djokovic was hampered by a side injury that…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. We may have to wait until Monday to see newly crowned world champions FC Bayern München in action, but there’s still a host of exciting match-ups on offer on Matchday 21 in the Bundesliga. FC Bayern return from the FIFA Club World Cup with a historic sixth…
Staff Reporter. Fernando Alonso sustained a fracture of his upper jaw in his cycling accident on Thursday, his Alpine team say. The 39-year-old two-time world champion had a "successful corrective operation" and will remain in hospital for observation for 48 hours. The team added: "The medical team are satisfied with…
Staff Reporter. Pakistan pipped the Proteas by three runs in a dramatic first T20I at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Thursday. Chasing 170 for victory, the Proteas needed an intimidating 19 off the final over. Dwayne Pretorius and Bjorn Fortuin managed 13 off the first five deliveries from Faheem…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: AP. The head of the Tokyo Olympics organising committee has resigned after he was criticised for making "inappropriate" remarks about women. Yoshiro Mori, 83, was quoted as saying women talk too much and that meetings with many female board directors would "take a lot of time".…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Serena Williams overcame a sluggish start to beat Anastasia Potapova and reach the Australian Open fourth round. Tenth seed Williams, bidding for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title, came through 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 against the 101st-ranked Russian. However, the American had trailed 5-3 in…
Staff Reporter. Bayern Munich beat Liga MX's Tigres to win the Club World Cup in Qatar on Thursday and secure their sixth trophy in the last 12 months. Bayern looked to have scored in the 18th minute through a powerful Joshua Kimmich strike from outside the area, but VAR ruled…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Southampton reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with a routine victory over Wolves at Molineux. A Danny Ings goal from close range and Stuart Armstrong's neat late finish secured a win that ended a run of four consecutive defeats. While both managers made…
Staff Reporter. Al Ahly clinched third spot at the FIFA Club World Cup following a 3-2 penalty shootout win over Palmeiras. After a goalless 90 minutes, the game went straight to penalties and Al Ahly captain Mohamed El-Shenawy saved the final spot-kick attempt from ex-Juventus midfielder Felipe Melo to seal…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Neymar will miss the first leg of Paris St-Germain's last-16 Champions League tie against his former club Barcelona with a thigh injury. The Brazil forward was injured in PSG's French Cup victory over Caen on Wednesday. Mauricio Pochettino's side travel to the Nou Camp…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed that their scheduled CAF Champions League group stage debut against Wydad Casablanca has been cancelled. The 2019/20 DStv Premiership runners-up confirmed they received communication from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) via SAFA on Wednesday evening. "Kaizer Chiefs can confirm that the club finally…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit:ATP. Spanish second seed Rafael Nadal will meet Britain's Cameron Norrie in the Australian Open third round after both won their matches on Thursday. Nadal's bid for an outright men's record 21st Grand Slam continued with a 6-1 6-4 6-2 win over American qualifier Michael Mmoh on…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. LeBron James scored 25 points as the Los Angeles Lakers won their sixth game in a row by beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 114-113 in overtime. James also made seven assists and six rebounds in the defending champions' third straight overtime contest. The Lakers'…
Staff Reporter. Everton reached the FA Cup quarter-finals after edging out Tottenham Hotspur in a nine-goal classic at Goodison Park. A magnificent contest swung in both teams' favour before Carlo Ancelotti's hosts - showing huge reserves of resolve and fitness - finally struck the decisive blow when Bernard fired home…
Staff Reporter. Atalanta will face Juventus in the Coppa Italia final after beating Napoli in the semi-final thanks to two goals from Matteo Pessina. After a goalless first leg, Duvan Zapata fired Atalanta into the lead from 25 yards - and the striker was involved in all three goals. He…
Staff Reporter. Sevilla's Jules Kounde scored a fine goal and Ivan Rakitic struck against his old side as Barcelona lost their Copa del Rey semi-final first leg. Kounde ran from his own penalty area, beat four Barca players and confidently fired past Marc-Andre ter Stegen. Rakitic - who left the…
Staff Reporter. Defending women's champion Sofia Kenin has been knocked out of the Australian Open, losing in straight sets to Kaia Kanepi in the second round. The American fourth seed, 22, was beaten 6-3 6-2 in just 64 minutes on Margaret Court Arena. Estonian Kanepi, 35, dominated throughout, hitting 22…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was unable to return to Germany for his mother's funeral on Tuesday because of Covid-19 travel restrictions. Germany has banned most travel from countries hit hard by new variants of the virus, including the UK. Liverpool tweeted a message of…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City rewrote English football's record books as a comfortable 3-1 victory at Swansea City sent them into the FA Cup quarter-finals. Kyle Walker, Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus were on target as Pep Guardiola's team won a 15th game in a row in all competitions, with Swansea…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Kaizer Chiefs could fail to travel to Morocco for Saturday’s CAF Champions League Group C match against Wydad Casablanca as the Amakhosi travelling delegation are yet to obtain visas to enter the North African country. Chiefs were meant to begin their CAF Champions League campaign against the…
Staff Reporter. The 2021 edition of the Comrades Marathon scheduled for June 13 has been cancelled‚ organisers announced on Wednesday. But the ultra-marathon‚ celebrating its centenary this year‚ will be held as a virtual run instead. "This decision comes in the wake of engagements with KwaZulu-Natal Athletics‚ Athletics SA‚ the…
Staff Reporter. Real Madrid moved up to second in La Liga as they closed the gap to leaders Atletico Madrid with a comfortable win over Getafe. The reigning champions began the contest without nine first-team players because of injury or suspension but were dominant throughout. Karim Benzema headed in the…
Staff Reporter. The Utah Jazz beat the Boston Celtics 122-108 on Tuesday to equal their best ever start to an NBA season. Donovan Mitchell finished with 36 points and nine assists in Salt Lake City as the Jazz claimed their fifth straight win - and 16th in 17 games. They…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he was pleased with his players' mentality in their FA Cup fifth-round win over West Ham United after "feeling low" following the draw with Everton. Scott McTominay scored in extra time to send the Red Devils into the quarter-finals. An otherwise…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. World number one Novak Djokovic overcame a scare in his bid for a ninth Australian Open as he saw off American Frances Tiafoe in four sets. Djokovic, aiming for a third successive title in Melbourne, won 6-3 6-7 (3-7) 7-6 (7-2) 6-3 on Rod…
Staff Reporter. Juventus beat Inter Milan 2-1 on aggregate to reach the Coppa Italia final following a 0-0 draw in the second leg of the semi-final. Leading from the first leg in Milan, Juve survived a couple of scares before making it to the final for the second successive season.…
Staff Reporter. The Sunshine Tour has appointed 30South Eyewear as the official eyewear supplier to the Tour for 2021. The Proudly South African company was founded in 2017 with the goal of providing high quality yet affordable eyewear made with the same materials as the world's leading eyewear brands. It…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates scored twice in the opening five minutes to set up a 2-0 win over Cape Town City in a 2020-21 DStv Premiership encounter at Orlando Stadium on Tuesday evening. Deon Hotto and Vincent Pule were the goalscorers for Pirates who subsequently moved up to fourth on…
Staff Reporter. World number two Rafael Nadal began his bid for a men's record 21st Grand Slam title with a straight-set victory over Laslo Djere at the Australian Open. The Spaniard did not play in the ATP Cup last week after struggling with a back injury, but he moved well…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. World number one Ashleigh Barty took just 44 minutes and did not drop a game as she ended a year-long wait for Grand Slam tennis with a stunning win. The Australian beat Danka Kovinic 6-0 6-0 in a ruthless display to reach the Australian…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Getty Images. LeBron James scored 28 points in a stellar display to help the Los Angeles Lakers to a 119-112 overtime win against the Oklahoma City Thunder. James also served up 14 rebounds and 12 assists as his team earned a fifth straight win to leave…
 Staff Reporter. First Test, Chennai (day five) England 578 (Root 218) & 178 (Root 40, Ashwin 6-61) India 337 (Pant 91, Bess 4-76) & 192 (Kohli 72, Anderson 3-17, Leach 4-76) England win by 227 runs James Anderson and Jack Leach bowled England to a famous 227-run victory against India…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Defending champion Sofia Kenin made a nervous start to her Australian Open defence, while former winner Victoria Azarenka was knocked out after seeming to struggle with her breathing. American Kenin was in tears before a 7-5 6-4 win over Australian wildcard Maddison Inglis. "I felt a…
Staff Reporter. Luis Suarez scored twice but it was not enough to earn victory for La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid as they were held to a draw by Celta Vigo. Santi Mina headed the visitors into the lead before Suarez tucked in an equaliser just before the break. The Uruguay…
Staff Reporter. Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich progressed to the Club World Cup final by beating Al Ahly in Qatar. The German champions dominated the first half and deservedly took the lead when Lewandowski slotted in. Egyptian side Al Ahly competed well after the break, with their pace…
Staff Reporter. Cape Town Spurs booked their spot in the Nedbank Cup last-16 with a 5-4 penalty shootout win (1-1 after extra-time) over Baroka FC at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Monday. Meanwhile defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns have what looks a plumb draw in the Last 16 of the…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Isaac Drogba Facebook. Isaac Drogba, son of former Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker Didier, has signed for Italian fourth division side Folgore Caratese. The 20-year-old forward previously had spells in the Chelsea youth set-up and with the under-19 and B teams at French side Guingamp. Dider…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Bayern Munich square off against Al Ahly in the Club World Cup this evening in what is just their second ever appearance in the competition. While the Champions League winners earned a bye through to the semi-finals, Al Ahly reached the last four with victory over Al-Duhail.…
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