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Staff Reporter. Everton have formally lodged an appeal against the two-point penalty imposed on the club earlier this month for breaching Premier League financial rules. The Toffees had a 10-point deduction reduced to six on appeal in February for the three-year period to 2021-22. The latest appeal process must be…
Staff Reporter. Rory McIlroy says he will aim to get his game in "better shape" for the rest of the season as his 10-year wait for a Masters title - which would complete a career grand slam - continues. McIlroy struggled in the testing conditions, posting rounds of 71, 77…
By Brenden Nel. Disclaimer: This article refers to Episode 4 of Chasing the Sun 2 and contains spoilers from the episode. The episode is available on Catch-up while new episodes air at 8pm on Sundays on M-Net. It was the moment that floored us. At the end of episode four,…
By Emily Salley. Xabi Alonso says "the feeling is incredible" after Bayer Leverkusen won their first Bundesliga title with five games to spare thanks to a 5-0 victory over Werder Bremen. Bayern Munich beat Cologne on Saturday to keep Leverkusen's title celebrations on hold for at least a day. But…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GettyImages. Roma defender Evan Ndicka is recovering in hospital after collapsing on the pitch during Sunday’s Serie A clash with Udinese. The Serie A game was abandoned after the 24-year-old collapsed in the 72nd minute and was taken off on a stretcher. He appeared to be conscious…
By Jonathan Jurejko. @GettyImages. World number one Scottie Scheffler won the Masters for a second time after a commanding performance at Augusta National demonstrated why he was the red-hot pre-tournament favourite. Scheffler, who led overnight by a shot, hit a four-under 68 in Sunday's final round to finish four clear…
By Patrick Compton. Living legend MS Dhoni celebrated his 250th game for the Chennai Super Kings with a 20-run victory over their biggest rivals, the Mumbai Indians – despite a Rohit Sharma ton – in their Tata IPL match at a packed Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday. Dhoni played…
By Phil McNulty. Aston Villa produced an outstanding performance to stun Arsenal at Emirates Stadium and leave Manchester City in pole position in the Premier League title race. The game started with high anticipation for the Gunners after Liverpool's shock home defeat by Crystal Palace, but Arsenal were desperately disappointing…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GettyImages. Roma's Serie A game with Udinese was abandoned after Ivory Coast international Evan Ndicka suffered chest pains and collapsed on the pitch. The game at Stadio Friuli was entering the closing stages when Ndicka collapsed to the turf. He received treatment on the field and was…
By Emily Salley. Bayer Leverkusen won their first Bundesliga title and got there with five games to spare thanks to a 5-0 victory over Werder Bremen. Bayern Munich beat Cologne on Saturday to keep Leverkusen's title celebrations on hold for at least a day. But there were scenes of jubilation…
Staff Reporter. (Reuters) - Tiger Woods has produced countless magical moments at Augusta National but during the final round of the Masters on Sunday the five-time champion looked a shadow of his former self and left many wondering how many competitive rounds he has left. Throngs of adoring spectators crowded…
Staff Reporter. AC Milan were held to a spectacular 3-3 draw at struggling Sassuolo on Sunday to leave Inter Milan within touching distance of the Serie A title ahead of their late fixture with Cagliari. Noah Okafor salvaged a hard-fought point for Milan in the 84th minute on a hot…
Staff Reporter. Stefanos Tsitsipas completed a Monte Carlo Masters trophy hat-trick on Sunday, holding off Casper Ruud 6-1, 6-4 in a display of "ruthless" tennis. The 12th-ranked Greek, who will return to top 10 on Monday, also won the title in the principality in 2021 and 2022. Tsitsipas said a…
By Sam Drury. Liverpool's Premier League title hopes suffered a huge blow as they fell to a 1-0 defeat by Crystal Palace at Anfield. Eberechi Eze converted from Tyrick Mitchell's cut-back to finish off a flowing Palace move early on and the visitors were deservedly in front at the break.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Credit Fullview for use of image. Mbombela Stadium in Mpumalanga has been announced as the venue for the 2023/24 Nedbank Cup final, scheduled to take place on Saturday, 01 June 2024. Mamelodi Sundowns, Stellenbosch, Orlando Pirates, and Chippa United secured their spots in the semi-finals by defeating…
By Michael Vlismas. Ekurhuleni – Jonathan Broomhead claimed his maiden Sunshine Tour title in the Tour Championship delivered by The Courier Guy at Serengeti Estates on Sunday and which also wrapped up another thrilling Sunshine Tour season that has opened doors for a new generation of South African stars. In…
Staff Reporter. Reigning champion Carlos Alcaraz has pulled out of the Barcelona Open due to a right arm injury that also forced the Spanish world number three to miss this week's Monte Carlo Masters, the ATP 500 tournament organisers said on Sunday. The Wimbledon champion and world number three has…
Staff Reporter. Napoli's slim chances of Champions League football were dealt another blow on Sunday after a 2-2 home draw in their Serie A match with struggling Frosinone. Walid Cheddira's first brace in Italy's top flight earned a point for Frosinone in Naples. It left ailing Italian champions Napoli in…
Staff Reporter. Sweden midfielder Kristoffer Olsson has regained motor function and verbal abilities after being diagnosed with multiple small blood clots on both sides of his brain last month, the player's club Midtjylland said on Sunday. The 28-year-old was making progress at Hammel Neurocentre in Denmark as he underwent rehabilitation…
Staff Reporter. The race for guaranteed promotion to the Premier League took another twist on Saturday as more teams at the top of the Championship table dropped points. After Leicester stumbled again with a 1-0 defeat at Plymouth on Friday and Leeds lost ground by losing to Blackburn by the…
Staff Reporter. Teen sensation Pieter Coetzé wrapped up the SA Swimming Championships in Gqeberha with his fifth gold medal of the meet on Saturday. The 19-year-old once again outgunned one of his childhood role models, Roland Schoeman, to take the 50m freestyle title in 22.45 seconds. Clayton Jimme finished second…
By Jonathan Jurejko. American world number one Scottie Scheffler hung on to the Masters lead on an eventful third day where Tiger Woods shot his worst score at a major. Scheffler, who is the hottest favourite at Augusta since Woods in his 2000s pomp, shot a one-under 71 to move…
By Brenden Nel. It was always likely to be a bridge too far, and in the end the Vodacom Bulls' European Champions Cup campaign ended with a whimper and not a bang as they were hopelessly outclassed, conceding nine tries as they went down 59-22 against Northampton Saints in their…
Staff Reporter. (Reuters) - Joao Felix netted a brilliant bicycle kick to earn depleted Barcelona a 1-0 LaLiga win at relegation-threatened Cadiz on Saturday as manager Xavi Hernandez rested key players ahead of their Champions League quarterfinal against Paris St Germain. Barca moved to 70 points, eight behind leaders Real…
By Liryn de Jager. Another captain's innings of 110 not out by Laura Wolvaardt gave South Africa a seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the second ODI at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley. It was also the second time in nine innings that Wolvaardt and Marizanne Kapp (80*) had a…
Staff Reporter. Tiger Woods saw his dream of a record-tying sixth Masters victory collapse in Saturday's third round of the Masters after the worst nine holes of his career in 99 rounds at Augusta National. A day after setting a record by making the cut in his 24th consecutive Masters,…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates came from a goal down to beat Amazulu 4-2 to progress to the semi-finals of the Nedbank Cup at the Durban's Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday evening. It was an end-to-end battle, with Pirates securing their place alongside Mamelodi Sundowns and Stellenbosch FC in the semi-finals.…
Staff Reporter. Aurelien Tchouameni struck early in the second half to give Real Madrid a 1-0 win away at Mallorca in LaLiga on Saturday as they rested key players ahead of their Champions League quarterfinal against Manchester City. The win lifted Real to 78 points, 11 ahead of bitter rivals…
By Harry Poole. Manchester United came twice from behind to deny Bournemouth victory as they dropped to seventh place in the Premier League table on Saturday. Captain Bruno Fernandes scored both goals for the visitors, who first trailed to Dominic Solanke's opener before Justin Kluivert gave the Cherries a half-time…
Staff Reporter. Casper Ruud will face Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of Monte Carlo Masters after a 6-5 1-6 6-4 win against Novak Djokovic. The Norwegian won a nail-biting deciding set against the world number one, who double-faulted on Ruud's match point to confirm the result. World number 10 Ruud…
By Patrick Compton. Shimron Hetmyer struck 27 in 10 balls to help the table-topping Rajasthan Royals extend their lead as they beat the Punjab Kings by three wickets with one ball to spare in a low-scoring thriller at the Maharaja Yadavindra Stadium in Mullanpur on Saturday. Initially it seemed that…
By Russell Fuller. Emma Raducanu withstood a late surge from France's Diane Parry to secure Great Britain's place in the Billie Jean King Cup Finals. Raducanu came from a set down to hold a 5-2 lead in the third set and had two match points on serve before being pegged…
By Michael Vlismas. Ekurhuleni – Sunshine Tour rookie Jonno Broomhead will take a one-stroke lead into Sunday's final round of the Tour Championship delivered by The Courier Guy at Serengeti Estates as he chases a maiden win in the season-ending tournament. Broomhead signed for a third round of 67 to…
By Brenden Nel. The Hollywoodbets Sharks turned up the power in the second half to pummel Edinburgh and book their place in the EPCR Challenge Cup semifinals with a 36-30 victory. Edinburgh led 16-14 in the first half, and managed to keep up the arm wrestle with the Durban side,…
Staff Reporter. Two-time champion Stefanos Tsitsipas stunned second seed Jannik Sinner 6-4 3-6 6-4 to advance to the final of the Monte-Carlo Masters on Saturday. The 25-year-old Greek, who has won the title in 2021 and 2022, kept his cool after a near-flawless display in the opening set to stop…
Staff Reporter. Stellenbosch FC advanced to the semifinals of the Nedbank Cup after a clinical 4-0 win over SuperSport United at the Danie Craven Stadium on Saturday afternoon. While SuperSport edged Stellenbosch to the ball during the early exchanges of the match, it was the home side that broke the…
Staff Reporter. Bayern Munich kept Bayer Leverkusen's Bundesliga title celebrations on hold for at least one more day as the defending champions earned 2-0 victory over relegation-threatened Cologne. England captain Harry Kane and Mathys Tel both hit the post in a frustrating first half for Bayern, who needed one point…
By Emlyn Begley. Manchester City moved top of the Premier League for at least a day with a predictably dominant 5-1 victory over struggling Luton Town. City led after only 65 seconds at Etihad Stadium when Erling Haaland's wayward volley hit Luton's Daiki Hashioka before flying into the net. It…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Gerda Steyn cemented her place as South Africa's long distance running queen when she won the 2024 Two Oceans ultra-marathon in record time to achieve a special feat. Steyn was in competition with fellow South African long-distance runner, Irvette van Zyl, a familiar rival she had previously…
By Brent Pilnick. Plymouth Argyle dealt Championship leaders Leicester City's automatic promotion hopes a blow and gave their own survival hopes a huge boost with a 1-0 victory at Home Park. Having been outplayed for the first 20 minutes Argyle took the lead when Mustapha Bundu ended an excellent counter-attack…
By Karien Jonckheere. Erin Gallagher powered to her second national record of the week on the penultimate night of action at the SA Swimming Championships in Gqeberha on Friday. The Pretoria swimmer stormed to the national title in the 100m butterfly in a time of 57.32 seconds, also dipping under…
Staff Reporter. Naomi Osaka helped Japan take a 2-0 lead over Kazakhstan in their Billie Jean King Cup qualifier in Tokyo (Yuichi Yamazaki). Naomi Osaka and Iga Swiatek enjoyed winning returns to the Billie Jean King Cup on Friday to move Japan and Poland closer to the finals as former…
By Joe Bradshaw. American trio Scottie Scheffler, Bryson DeChambeau and Max Homa share the lead while Tiger Woods made a record 24th consecutive halfway cut at the Masters. Homa's 71 was one of only eight under par rounds on a blustery day two at Augusta as he improved to six…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns needed a penalty shootout to beat the University of Pretoria after their Nedbank Cup quarter-final ended 1-1 after two hours of football on Friday night. Sundowns became the first team to reach this season's Nedbank Cup semifinals and they will now turn their attention to their…
By Amy Lofthouse. Emma Raducanu produced a superb comeback to beat Caroline Garcia and level Great Britain's Billie Jean King Cup qualifying tie against France. Raducanu grew in confidence as she beat world number 28 Garcia 3-6 6-3 6-2 on the clay court in Le Portel. Anne Keothavong's side had…
Staff Reporter. Novak Djokovic moved a step closer to his first Monte Carlo Masters title since 2015 by beating Australian Alex de Minaur to reach the semi-finals. World number one Djokovic, 36, edged a messy second set which saw seven breaks of serve to seal a 7-5 6-4 win. The…
By Amy Lofthouse. Katie Boulter suffered a chastening loss to Diane Parry as France took a 1-0 lead over Great Britain in their Billie Jean King Cup qualifying tie. British number one Boulter won the first two games of the match and then lost 12 in a row as Parry…
By Michael Vlismas. Ekurhuleni – It's already been a watershed season for Kyle Barker, and it's one he's hoping to end on a high as he takes a one-stroke lead into the weekend of the season-ending Tour Championship delivered by The Courier Guy at Serengeti Estates. Barker produced the joint…
By Joe Bradshaw. Bryson DeChambeau leads by one from Scottie Scheffler after the first round of the Masters was completed on Friday. The LIV golfer finished seven under par but world number one Scheffler showed ominous touch in his bogey-free 66. Max Homa and Nicolai Hojgaard were among 27 players…
By Michael Vlismas. Gauteng – Your first professional win is always a momentous occasion, and even for someone who has achieved as much as Cara Gorlei has, it was a special day at Glendower Golf Club on Friday as she claimed the Jabra Ladies Classic title for her maiden triumph.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Three points or one more victory will see Bayer Leverkusen end their 120-year wait to be crowned champions of Germany, and they will feel confident, with mid-table SV Werder Bremen arriving as one of the division's out-of-form sides. Things could be decided earlier than that, though, should…
Staff Reporter. Pieter Coetzé added the 100m freestyle title to his 50m freestyle gold on the second night of action at the SA National Swimming Championships in Gqeberha on Tuesday. The 19-year-old powered to victory in a time of 49.12 seconds to edge out veteran Chad le Clos who had…
By Marissa Thomas. Goals from Ollie Watkins and John McGinn gave Aston Villa a narrow first-leg lead over Lille in their Europa Conference League quarter-final as Unai Emery marked his 1,000th game as a manager. Watkins scored in the 13th minute, left unmarked in the box to head in from…
Staff Reporter. Rory McIlroy has often jettisoned himself out of contention in the first round of the Masters but the Northern Irishman managed to flip the script on Thursday and pump life into his hopes of completing the career Grand Slam. McIlroy, playing in conditions made tougher by shifting winds,…
By Neil Johnston. Liverpool face a huge battle to stay in the Europa League after suffering a shock home 3-0 defeat to Atalanta in the quarter-final first leg at Anfield. Former West Ham forward Gianluca Scamacca scored in each half, before ex-Chelsea player Mario Pasalic added a late third goal…
By Patrick Compton. The Mumbai Indians sent their fans into raptures with a sensational batting display on top of Jasprit Bumrah's five-wicket haul to hammer the Royal Challengers Bengaluru by seven wickets in their Tata IPL match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday. Purple adjectives and the IPL…
By Brenden Nel. The magnitude of the Vodacom Bulls task ahead of Saturday's Investec Champions Cup quarterfinal against Northampton Saints has just become a lot tougher after news that up to 14 of their regulars did not make the trip to England because of niggles and injuries. While the news…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Tyrone Winfield. Ekurhuleni – Wilco Nienaber has made another strong push for a second Sunshine Tour title after opening with a five-under-par 67 to lead the first round of the season-ending Tour Championship delivered by The Courier Guy on Thursday. Nienaber made the best possible…
Staff Reporter. (Reuters) - Jon Rahm shrugged off a weather-delayed start to the Masters and launched his title defence with a par on Thursday at rain-softened but sunny Augusta National where LIV Golf's Bryson DeChambeau shared the early lead. Rahm, one of 13 LIV players in the year's first major…
By Michael Vlismas. Gauteng – Norway's Maiken Bing Paulsen produced a second consecutive top-class round of golf, including a pair of chip-ins for eagle, on Thursday as she gave herself a handy two-shot lead going into the final round of the Jabra Ladies Classic at Glendower Golf Club. Paulsen shot…
Staff Reporter. World number one Novak Djokovic took revenge on Italy's Lorenzo Musetti with a straight-set win to move into the quarter-finals at the Monte Carlo Masters. Djokovic, beaten by Musetti at the last-16 stage in Monte Carlo last year, came back from a break of serve down in the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @KaizerChiefs. Kaizer Chiefs Football Club have announced that the club will officially retire the jersey number 26 that was worn by the slain defender, Luke "Pelas" Fleurs. Fleurs was shot and killed during a car hijacking at a petrol station in Florida, west of Johannesburg, last week…
By Simon Stone. The Premier League's current profit and sustainability rules are to remain in place for next season. That is despite the fact that clubs agreed unanimously to change the rules in principle at a meeting on Thursday. At present, clubs cannot report losses of more than £105m over…
Staff Reporter. Sheffield United will start with a two-point deduction the next time they play in the Championship, following a ruling by the EFL. The Blades broke EFL rules by defaulting on payments to other clubs during their 2022-23 promotion season. As well as the initial deduction, the Premier League's…
By Andrew Benson. Fernando Alonso has signed a deal to stay with Aston Martin in Formula 1 for at least the next two seasons. Alonso, 42, who was out of contract at the end of this season, has a new deal that will extend until at least the end of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GettyImages. Former American football player who was acquitted of murder in 1995 died of cancer, according to a statement by his family. Orenthal James Simpson rose to fame as a college footballer before playing in the NFL. In 1995, he was acquitted of the murder of his…
Staff Reporter. Barcelona and Paris St-Germain refused to give interviews to a television broadcaster after a controversial remark made about Lamine Yamal before their Champions League fixture. German Burgos, working for Spanish TV station Movistar, was speaking over footage of Barcelona winger Yamal doing kick-ups when he made the comment.…
Staff Reporter. @VincentKompany. Burnley manager Vincent Kompany has been handed a two-match touchline suspension following his red card against Chelsea on 30 March. Kompany will serve a one-game ban immediately, with the other match suspended until the end of the year. He was dismissed for protesting against a penalty decision…
Staff Reporter. The start of the Masters on Thursday is set to be disrupted with thunderstorms forecast to hit Augusta National. After three dry practice days, conditions are expected to deteriorate from 06:00 local time (11:00 BST). "Heavy rainfall and wind gusts of 40-45mph are anticipated in this period," read…
Staff Reporter. Former world No 1 Naomi Osaka said on Thursday that she was looking at "a bigger picture" and not just results since returning to tennis late last year after giving birth. The four-time major winner has not gone beyond the quarterfinals in six tournaments since her 15-month maternity…
Staff Reporter. Photo Credit: Masi Losi. Former Kaizer Chiefs midfield maestro and current coach of the Kaizer Chiefs legends team, Thabo ‘Tsiki Tsiki’ Mooki, is still filled with emotions when he looks back 23 years ago to 11 April, 2001, when 43 fans perished at a game between Kaizer Chiefs…
By Callum Matthews. Five-time winners Barcelona came from behind to earn a slender advantage over Paris St-Germain in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final in France. Xavi's side were in danger of being overawed by a hostile Parisian crowd but the Barcelona boss used his bench to magnificent…
Staff Reporter. Masters organisers have ruled out modifying Augusta's iconic 12th hole in the near future as golf tries to cope with players hitting the ball further. The 155-yard par three, where players hit tee-shots over a water hazard onto a narrow green, has seen some of the tournament's most…
Staff Reporter. Frenkie de Jong returns to the Barcelona starting lineup after injury for their Champions League quarterfinal first leg on Wednesday away to a Paris Saint-Germain side led by Kylian Mbappe. Dutch international De Jong has not played for more than a month because of an ankle problem but…
Staff Reporter. Daniil Medvedev was asked by the umpire not to shout at a line judge during his 6-2 6-4 win over Gael Monfils at the Monte Carlo Masters. Russia's Medvedev, 28, was leading 6-2 1-2 when he became angry and disagreed with two calls on the baseline and shouted…
By Michael Vlismas. Gauteng – Maiken Bing Paulsen may come from the city of Drammen in Norway, but she showed on Wednesday why she calls Glendower Golf Club her "home away from home" when she fired a six-under-par 66 to claim a share of the lead after the first round…
Staff Reporter. The swimming leg of the triathlon at this summer's Olympics could be cancelled if heavy rain affects water quality in the River Seine, says Paris 2024 president Tony Estanguet. Recent testing by charity Surfrider Foundation Europe revealed "alarming" levels of E. coli in the river. Estanguet said contingency…
Staff Reporter. Star player Giannis Antetokounmpo was helped off the court with a calf injury in the Milwaukee Bucks' 104-91 win over the Boston Celtics. The two-time NBA Most Valuable Player collected 15 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for the Bucks before he fell to the floor in the…
Staff Reporter. (Reuters) - World No 1 Novak Djokovic said his clinical win over Roman Safiullin was one of his best-ever performances at the Monte Carlo Masters, adding that he was feeling great at the outset of a tournament where he has often struggled in recent years. On Tuesday, Djokovic…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns broke the 50-point barrier in their 20th game of the DStv Premiership season on Tuesday night, as they recorded a controversial 1-0 away win over struggling Cape Town Spurs. It matches their record-breaking effort of last season when they also took only 20 games to get…
By Michael Vlismas. Ekurhuleni – Another stellar Sunshine Tour season will end on a high this week with the exclusive R2 million Tour Championship delivered by The Courier Guy at Serengeti Estates featuring the stars of the 2023-24 season. The top 50 available professionals on the Sunshine Tour Order of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. SA Police Services in Gauteng police have arrested six suspects in connection with the murder of 24-year-old Kaizer Chiefs defender Luke Fleurs. Fleurs promising soccer star was shot and killed in a hijacking at a petrol station in the northwest of Johannesburg a week ago. He was…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. SA Rugby has explained the Bulls' travel arrangements for their Champions Cup quarterfinal after the director of rugby expressed his dissatisfaction with the process. The Bulls' director of rugby Jake White had slammed the decision by the governing body before Saturday's last-eight game in England, saying long-haul…
By Phil McNulty. Harry Kane returned to north London with a goal as Arsenal's Champions League hopes hang in the balance after they fought out a 2-2 draw with Bayern Munich in the quarter-final first leg at Emirates Stadium. Kane, Tottenham's record goalscorer, received a predictably hostile reception from Arsenal's…
By Callum Matthews. @GettyImages. Holders Manchester City and Real Madrid shared six goals in a thriller to leave their Champions League quarter-final evenly poised after the first leg at the Bernabeu. Pep Guardiola's side took the lead in the second minute when Bernardo Silva cleverly snuck a 25-yard free-kick round…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. DStv Premiership leaders Mamelodi Sundowns stretched their lead to 13 points with their 16th victory of the season, edging bottom-placed Cape Town Spurs 1-0 at Athlone Stadium in wet Cape Town on Wednesday. Sundowns dominated the first half and had more than 70 per cent of the…
Staff Reporter. Pieter Coetzé added the 100m freestyle title to his 50m freestyle gold on the second night of action at the SA National Swimming Championships in Gqeberha on Tuesday. The 19-year-old powered to victory in a time of 49.12 seconds to edge out veteran Chad le Clos who had…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa have failed to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics after playing to a 0-0 draw against Nigeria at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Tuesday evening. Banyana Banyana came into the second leg of the CAF Women's Olympic qualifier at the back of a 1-0 defeat in…
By Neil Manthorp. Nitish '64 from 37 balls held a stuttering Sunrisers Hyderabad innings together and was ultimately just enough to help them to thrilling two-run victory against the Punjab Kings in their IPL match at the Maharaja Yadavindra Singh Stadium in Chandigarh on Tuesday. The visitors, SRH, posted a…
Staff Reporter. World No 1 Novak Djokovic made an emphatic start at the Monte Carlo Masters with a 6-1 6-2 win over Russia's Roman Safiullin to ease into the third round in a rain-delayed day three on Tuesday. Djokovic, who pulled out of the recent Miami Open as he tries…
By Ross Roche. Tazmin Brits struck a sparkling century, but rain had the final say as the opening ODI between the Proteas women and Sri Lanka was washed out at Buffalo Park in East London on Tuesday night. Brits cracked 12 fours on her way to her second ODI hundred,…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Rory McIlroy will get his 10th attempt to complete the career Grand Slam under way at 15:42 BST on Thursday when the Masters starts at Augusta National. The Northern Irishman plays with the only man ranked higher than him in the world, 2022 champion Scottie Scheffler, and…
By Sean Seddon & Ruth Comerford. Security will be increased at Champions League games this week after a media outlet supporting the Islamic State group published threats against venues. Ministers in both France and Spain have confirmed enhanced security measures. A pro-IS media channel has published several images of stadiums…
By Michael Vlismas. Gauteng – Some subtle swing changes have seen Cara Gorlei jack up her game and the former amateur star from Cape Town is looking forward to contending strongly at this week's Jabra Ladies Classic that tees off at Glendower Golf Club on Wednesday. This is the final…
Staff Reporter. Uefa is considering increasing squad sizes for this summer's European Championship in Germany to 26 players following talks with coaches. Discussions with international bosses whose teams had qualified for Euro 2024 were held in Dusseldorf on Monday. "Uefa has taken note of the various opinions and points of…
Staff Reporter. A man has been prosecuted in Australia for abusing a match official on social media during the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Aaron Isaia abused Television Match Official (TMO) Brian MacNeice and his family during England's win over Samoa. Isaia, 22, pleaded guilty to one count of using an…
Staff Reporter. Al-Nassr forward Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off for elbowing an opponent during his side's 2-1 Saudi Super Cup semi-final defeat by Al-Hilal. Ronaldo, 39, was shown a straight red card on 86 minutes after appearing to swing his elbow twice into the chest of Ali Al Bulayhi, who…
By Ross Roche. @AFPPhoto. Proteas stalwart Ayabonga Khaka is gearing up to reach another major milestone during the Sri Lankan Women's one-day international series, with her possibly set to make her 100th international appearance next week. It will be a huge moment for the 31-year-old, who is currently on 97…
Staff Reporter. The Olympic rings for the Paris Games will be displayed on the Eiffel Tower, the president of the monument's operating company (SETE) said. Jean-Francois Martins said work to set the rings on the tower would begin at the end of the month after the Olympic torch has left…
Staff Reporter. Davide Frattesi fired Inter Milan one step closer to the Serie A title with his last-gasp winner in Monday's comeback 2-1 victory at struggling Udinese. Italy midfielder Frattesi poked home the decisive goal in the fifth minute of stoppage time in Udine to maintain Inter's 14-point lead at…
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