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Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns will be looking to successfully defend their DStv Premiership title by avoiding a defeat against Cape Town City at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Wednesday. Sundowns are coming off a disappointing 1-1 draw against Angola's Petro de Luanda at home on Saturday and the result saw…
By Gavin Rich. Regardless of what happens in the two big games featuring the coastal teams on Saturday afternoon, the fixture that could prove the most significant to the South African Vodacom United Rugby Championship challenge could be the one that closes the penultimate round in Edinburgh. Provided the Vodacom…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo has agreed a new contract until 2026 with a buy-out clause set at 1 billion euros, the club announced on Tuesday. Araujo's previous deal was due to expire next year and his commitment comes as a huge boost to Barca, who see…
Staff Reporter. More fans are watching the Vodacom United Rugby Championship than ever before as the league has broken its record for largest total broadcast audience after its first 12 rounds. As the URC continues to draw over 1 million viewers each weekend, the current total of 13.3 million viewers…
Staff Reporter. Cape Town City coach Eric Tinkler admits he has a selection headache ahead of Wednesday’s DStv Premiership clash with runaway league leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, who could secure the title with a point at Loftus Stadium. City have been in excellent form since the start of the year and…
Staff Reporter. The Boston Celtics completed a 4-0 sweep over the Brooklyn Nets to book their place in the Eastern Conference semi-finals. The second-seeded Celtics never trailed in a 116-112 victory in New York, as Jayson Tatum led with 29 points. Jaylen Brown added 22 points while the Nets' Kevin…
By Andy West. It's not difficult to pinpoint the biggest threat to Manchester City's chances of advancing to the Champions League final. Karim Benzema is having a spectacular season for Real Madrid, with consecutive hat-tricks against Paris St-Germain and Chelsea suggesting the 34-year-old France striker is ready to inherit the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Interim coach Arthur Zwane says he wants to help Kaizer Chiefs become "one of the best teams on the continent" as they prepare to face Lamontville Golden Arrows in a DStv Premiership clash at the Princess Magogo Stadium on Wednesday. Zwane has taken over along with his…
By Michael Emons. Leeds United moved five points clear of the Premier League relegation zone following a fiercely contested goalless draw at Crystal Palace. In a scrappy, sometimes bad-tempered clash Wilfried Zaha came closest to scoring but saw his powerful shot well held by Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier. England midfielder…
By Ross Roche Kagiso Rabada picked up the vital wicket of Ambati Rayudu to help the Punjab Kings claim a tight 11-run win over the Chennai Super Kings in their Tata IPL clash at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday evening. Needing 188 to win, CSK were well behind…
Staff Reporter. South African World Cup winner Cobus Reinach will not play again this season due to a shoulder injury, dealing a blow to his Top 14 club Montpellier's hopes of a European Champions Cup and domestic double. The 32-year-old scrumhalf suffered the injury a fortnight ago in the 40-26…
Staff Reporter. Zimbabwe XI have taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match, one-day series against South Africa 'A' after bad light stopped play with seven balls left in the match. The fixture was decided via the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method, with the hosts winning by five runs, in spite of half-centuries by…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City need "two exceptional games" to overcome Real Madrid and reach the Champions League final, said City boss Pep Guardiola. Premier League leaders City take on La Liga leaders Real in the first leg of the semi-final at home on Tuesday. Guardiola's side lost 1-0 to Chelsea…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Baroka Football Club has demoted coach Kgoloko Thobejane to the DStv Diski Challenge side. Club chairman Khurishi Mphahlele has confirmed that Thobejane has been demoted to the DDC side after their 3-2 defeat to Swallows FC over the weekend. Vincent Kobola, who worked as Thobejane's assistant coach…
Staff Reporter. Everton will contact the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) to query why a challenge they feel should have led to a penalty was not reviewed further in the Meyerside derby. With the game goalless, forward Anthony Gordon went over in the area following a challenge by Liverpool's…
By Michael Vlismas. Tommy Fleetwood will return to the Nedbank Golf Challenge as 'Africa’s Major' celebrates its milestone 40th anniversary from November 10 – 13, 2022. The European Ryder Cup star lifted the trophy in 2019 – the last time the event took place due to the Covid-19 pandemic –…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. World champion Julian Alaphilippe suffered two broken ribs, a broken scapula and a collapsed lung after hitting a tree during Sunday's Liege-Bastogne-Liege one-day race. The 29-year-old Frenchman's condition is stable, but he has been kept in hospital for observation, said his Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl team. A huge…
Staff Reporter. AC Milan returned to the top of Serie A with a dramatic injury-time victory over Lazio. The Rossoneri were caught napping after four minutes as Ciro Immobile stole in for his 26th goal of the season. Olivier Giroud levelled straight after half-time and Milan's pressure paid off when…
Staff Reporter. Barcelona are a team that are used to finishing in first place but now must find the motivation to ensure they end the season second behind arch rivals Real Madrid in LaLiga, manager Xavi said. Barca's 1-0 defeat to Rayo Vallecano at the Camp Nou on Sunday marked…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Ghanaians Richard Ofori and Kwame Peprah played key roles as South African club Orlando Pirates reached the CAF Confederation Cup semifinals on Sunday with a penalty shootout victory over Tanzanian visitors Simba. Pirates won a stoppage-ridden quarterfinal second leg 1-0 in Soweto thanks to a headed…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Fresh from winning the 2021/22 Bundesliga title with Bayern Munich on Saturday, striker Robert Lewandowski has been revealed as the winner of the 2022 Laureus Exceptional Achievement award at the Laureus Awards ceremony in Seville. Bestowed upon a sportswoman or sportsman who has reshaped the boundaries of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Former Cricket South Africa (CSA) Director of Cricket, Graeme Smith has been cleared by two independent arbitrators of racism allegations against him, which emanated from CSA's Social Justice and Nation-Building (SJN) process. In December 2021, the SJN Ombudsman, Adv Dumisa Ntsebeza SC, delivered his report which made…
Staff Reporter. Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff made an extraordinary public apology to a crestfallen Lewis Hamilton on Sunday, describing his car as "undriveable" and unworthy for a world champion. Wolff spoke on team radio and then to reporters after a desultory day for Hamilton who finished the Emilia Romagna…
Staff Reporter. (Supersport) - Richards Bay opened up a two-point lead in the GladAfrica Championship, while TS Sporting kept their survival hopes alive with a second successive win. University of Pretoria missed out on the chance to go level with the league leaders after being held to a 1-1 draw…
Staff Reporter. Local hero Pablo Larrazábal claimed his seventh DP World Tour title - and his first on home soil - after reeling off five birdies in a row around the turn to win the 2022 ISPS Handa Championship in Spain by one shot. The popular Spaniard began the final…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Carlos Alcaraz underlined his status as one of the most exciting young talents in men's tennis on Sunday by beating fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta to win the Barcelona Open. Alcaraz defeated Carreno Busta 6-3, 6-2 to claim a fourth title of his career and third…
By Phil McNulty. Liverpool moved back to within one point of Premier League leaders Manchester City and left neighbours Everton languishing in the bottom three after victory in the Merseyside derby. Struggling Everton made Liverpool fight for their win with a well-organised and disciplined performance that will give them hope…
Staff Reporter. Swallows FC gave their survival hopes a massive boost after rallying back from two goals down to defeat Baroka FC 3-2 at the Dobsonville Stadium, in Soweto, on Sunday afternoon. Junaid Sait, Givemore Khupe, Keletso Makgalwa and Mwape Musonda got a recall for Swallows, while Baroka featured Elvis…
Staff Reporter. Christian Pulisic's 90th-minute winner helped save team-mate Jorginho's blushes as Chelsea boosted their top-four hopes with a late win over an understrength West Ham. David Moyes rested six players before their Europa League semi-final on Thursday and it looked like they might hold for a precious point when…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Dainfern, Johannesburg – Jaco Ahlers claimed his 10th Sunshine Tour victory when he beat Ockie Strydom in a playoff for the Stella Artois Players Championship at the Dainfern Golf Estate on Sunday, and a week before his current win exemption category on…
By Andrew Benson. Red Bull's Max Verstappen dominated a wet-dry Emilia Romagna Grand Prix to revive his title hopes as rival Charles Leclerc threw away third place with a costly error. The Ferrari driver was pushing to try to pass Verstappen's team-mate Sergio Perez after a late pit stop when…
By Alistair Magowan. Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger is set to leave the club this summer after failing to agree a new deal. Rudiger, 29, was offered a new contract worth more than £200,000 a week, which would have made him the best-paid defender in Chelsea's history. It is understood that…
Staff Reporter. @PorscheTennis. (Reuters) - World No 1 Iga Swiatek captured her fourth straight title of the 2022 season by beating Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka 6-2 6-2 in the Stuttgart Open final on Sunday, extending her winning streak to 23 matches. Swiatek, a former French Open champion, had breezed through the…
Staff Reporter. The Springboks will be without a trio of key players, including scrumhalf Cobus Reinach, when they take on Wales in a three-Test series on home soil in July. According to Sunday newspaper Rapport, Reinach has suffered a dislocated shoulder while playing for Montpellier against Harlequins in the European…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Dawie de Villiers during the opening ceremony of the Springbok Experience museum at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town on 27 March 2013. (Photo by Carl Fourie/Gallo Images). Former Springbok captain Dr Dawie de Villiers has passed away at the age of 81 at his Stellenbosch home…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates will look to overturn a narrow deficit against Simba in the second leg of their Caf Confederation Cup quarterfinal tie at the Orlando Stadium on Sunday. Kick-off is at 6pm CAT (SA, GMT+2). The Buccaneers lost 1-0 to the Lions in Dar-es-Salaam last Sunday after the…
Staff Reporter. Jayson Tatum scored 39 point, Jaylen Brown had 23 as the Boston Celtics moved into a commanding 3-0 lead in their NBA play-off first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets. Tatum had his second 30-plus-point game of the series as they won 109-103. The result puts second-seeded Celtics on…
Staff Reporter. Wydad Casablanca completed the semifinal lineup for the Caf Champions League on Saturday after they played out a tense 0-0 draw against CR Belouizdad. WAC joined Al Ahly, ES Setif and Petro de Luanda in the final four, having won their tie 1-0 on aggregate overall. Their clash…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Real Betis won the Spanish Copa del Rey on Saturday, beating Valencia 5-4 on penalties in Seville after a thrilling final finished 1-1 after extra time. Valencia's Yunus Musah blazed over in the shootout, allowing Juan Miranda the chance to score the winning penalty at La…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Tyson Fury retained his WBC heavyweight crown on Saturday, stopping former sparring partner Dillian Whyte in round six of the all-British bout at a delirious Wembley Stadium. The win for the self-styled 'Gypsy King', fighting on UK soil for the first time in four years, was…
By Julien Pretot. Paris St Germain have clinched a record-equalling 10th French title but the achievement will do little to soothe the pain of yet another embarrassing exit from the Champions League as the club face a rocky off-season. PSG secured the Ligue 1 title with four games to spare…
Staff Reporter. Marumo Gallants and SuperSport United played out a 0-0 draw in their DStv Premiership clash at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Saturday night. The result sees Bahlabane ba Ntwa remain in 11th place on 31 points, as they creep ever closer to mathematically securing top-flight football…
Staff Reporter. The Sharks denied Leinster an opportunity to wrap up top spot in the United Rugby Championship with two games to spare in a hard-fought 28-23 win in Durban. Leo Cullen's men came into the fixture with an eight-point advantage over closest challengers the Stormers and extending that margin…
By Andrew Benson. Red Bull's Max Verstappen caught and passed Ferrari's Charles Leclerc with two laps to go to win the sprint race at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. The result gives the world champion pole position for the start of the main race on Sunday, and reduces his deficit…
By Tom Mallows. Tottenham's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League suffered a setback as they were held to a goalless draw by Brentford, with Bees midfielder Christian Eriksen impressing against his former club. The Denmark midfielder, facing Spurs for the first time since he left for Inter Milan in…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - World number one Iga Swiatek said she was "born to fight" after battling past Liudmila Samsonova on Saturday to seal a 22nd consecutive win and book her place in the Stuttgart final. After just over three hours, Swiatek converted her first match point having broken Samsonova's…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Bayern Munich were crowned Bundesliga champions for the 10th consecutive season on Saturday after a 3-1 home win over second-placed Borussia Dortmund. First-half goals by Serge Gnabry and Robert Lewandowski put Bayern in control at a sold-out Allianz Arena before Emre Can converted a penalty after…
Staff Reporter. Champions Inter Milan moved to the top of the Serie A standings after they earned a 3-1 victory over AS Roma on Saturday. With rivals AC Milan not in action until Sunday against Lazio, Inter took full advantage to move to the Serie A summit after beating a…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns have been eliminated at the quarter-final stage of the CAF Champions League for a third straight season after only managing a 1-1 draw in the second leg. The result sees the Angolan club win the tie 3-2 on aggregate, after a 2-1 home victory in Luanda…
Staff Reporter. Stellenbosch FC beat Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 at the Danie Craven Stadium on Saturday evening to register their second league victory over Soweto giants. Judas Moseamedi, who has a knack for scoring against Chiefs since his days with Maritzburg United, looked lively in the opening stages of the encounter…
By Gavin Rich. It was the forwards that laid the platform but it was the Kurt-Lee Arendse X-factor that was the catalyst for an impressive Vodacom Bulls second-half surge that powered them to a 46-29 win over Benetton and a crucial haul of five log points at Loftus on Saturday.…
By Karien Jonckheere. @GalloImages. Sinesipho Dambile stunned SA record holder Clarence Munyai to take the national men's 200m title on the final day of action at the SA Championships in Cape Town. Munyai had run a speedy wind-assisted 20.03 seconds in the semifinals on Friday but was outgunned down the…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Dainfern, Johannesburg – Jaco Ahlers, JJ Senekal and Ockie Strydom have set up a thrilling finale to the Stella Artois Players Championship as they head into Sunday's final round in a three-way tie for the lead on 13 under par. The trio…
Staff Reporter. Gabriel Jesus scored four goals and made a fifth as Manchester City thrashed Watford to move four points clear at the top of the Premier League. With a month of the season to go, City know they will be champions if they win all their remaining league games…
Staff Reporter. Arsenal stepped up their claims for a place in the Premier League's top four at the expense of Manchester United's ambitions in a thriller at Emirates Stadium. The Gunners came into the game on an upswing after ending a run of three successive defeats with victory at Chelsea,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GettyImages. The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) has presented an Honorary President of SASCOC award to the high-profile anti-apartheid campaigner Dr Sam Ramsamy. Ramsamy campaigned hard against discrimination in sport as chairman of the South Africa Non-Racial Olympic Committee (SANROC) during the apartheid years…
By Andrew Benson. Mercedes driver George Russell emerged fastest from the final practice session at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. Red Bull's Max Verstappen, who starts Saturday's sprint race from pole position ahead of Ferrari's Charles Leclerc, was seventh fastest. Russell headed Red Bull's Sergio Perez, Ferrari's Charles Leclerc and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GalloImages. Former Springbok loose-forward Pedrie Wannenburg has been killed in a car accident in Texas, his former South African franchise the Vodacom Bulls said on Saturday. Wannenburg, 41, played 20 times for the Boks between 2002 and 2007, and was close to being selected for the World…
Staff Reporter. Brentford midfielder Christian Eriksen said he is looking forward to a "special" match against his former club Tottenham Hotspur in Saturday's Premier League clash. The Denmark international spent seven seasons at Tottenham from 2013 to 2020 before joining Italian club Inter Milan, where he played under current Spurs…
Staff Reporter. Prudence Sekgodiso was crowned new women’s 1 500m champion at the ASA Senior Track and Field National Championships at Green Point Athletics Stadium, Cape Town on Friday 22 April 2022. Photo Credit:Tladi Khuele. Prudence Sekgodiso outclassed the rest of the line-up and Nkosinathi Sibiya won a hard-fought battle…
Staff Reporter. (Reuters) - Jos Buttler scored another Twenty20 century to power Rajasthan Royals to the top of the Indian Premier League table but Friday's 15-run win over Delhi Capitals was overshadowed by farcical protests over an umpiring decision in the final over. England batter Buttler smashed 116 off 65…
Staff Reporter. Holders Al Ahly reached the semi-finals of the CAF Champions League with a 3-2 aggregate victory over Morocco’s Raja Club Athletic, following a 1-1 second leg draw in Casablanca on Friday night. Mohamed Abdelmonem scored the vital goal for the Red Devils to level the return tie at…
Staff Reporter. World No 1 Iga Swiatek said she found the right balance between taking risks and playing aggressively in her 6-4 6-4 win over Britain's Emma Raducanu in Stuttgart on Friday as the Polish star celebrated her 21st victory in a row. Swiatek reached the semifinals of the WTA…
Staff Reporter. Warrick Gelant made a telling second-half impact to steer the Stormers to a vital bonus-point victory over the Glasgow Warriors in Cape Town on Friday night. In his first match in nearly a month, having last played against Ulster on 26 March, Gelant came off the bench and…
By Kal Sajad. WBC and Ring Magazine champion Tyson Fury weighed in 12lb lighter than his previous fight for Saturday's blockbuster heavyweight bout against Dillian Whyte at Wembley. Fury, 33, hit the scales at 18st 12lb, while challenger Whyte weighed in at 18st 1lb. The two Britons will fight in…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Dainfern, Johannesburg – Ockie Strydom played with the freedom of being pain-free after a back injury and earned himself a two-stroke lead going into the weekend of the Stella Artois Players Championship at Dainfern Golf Estate. Strydom signed for a second round…
By Andrew Benson. Max Verstappen beat Charles Leclerc to pole position for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix sprint race in an incident-packed qualifying session at Imola. There were five red flags in a rain-affected session and Verstappen ended up 0.8 seconds quicker than Leclerc. George Russell and Lewis Hamilton qualified…
Staff Reporter. Paul Pogba is "unlikely" to play for Manchester United again this season, says interim manager Ralf Rangnick. The France midfielder, 29, is out of contract this summer and came off 10 minutes into Tuesday's 4-0 defeat by Liverpool with a calf injury. Pogba is set to be out…
By Karien Jonckheere. Antonio Alkana was on a mission for redemption on the second day of the SA Athletics Championships in Cape Town on Friday. At last year’s championships, the African record holder clattered into the final hurdle and finished a disappointing fourth. But on Friday, no barriers could stop…
Staff Reporter. England's Jos Buttler continued his incredible form at this year's Indian Premier League with 116 from 65 balls - his third century of the season. He becomes only the second player to make three tons in an IPL season after Virat Kohli, who hit four in 2016. It…
Staff Reporter. Vodacom Bulls scrumhalf, Embrose Papier, and centre, Cornal Hendricks, are the only changes to the side’s starting XV that will face Benetton Rugby in a Vodacom United Rugby Championship Round 16 match at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday. Papier, who has missed out on action in the previous two…
Staff Reporter. (Reuters) - Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick backed new manager Erik ten Hag to succeed in the job, saying on Friday that there was enough evidence from the Dutchman's previous roles that he can improve the inconsistent Premier League side. United on Thursday announced Ten Hag as…
Staff Reporter. TP Mazembe and RS Berkane will be banking on their African experience in their Caf Confederation Cup quarter-final second-leg matches. Having won 11 continental titles including two Confederation Cups, Mazembe are set to square off with Egyptian side Pyramids FC at the Stade TP Mazembe in DR Congo…
Staff Reporter. Lewis Hamilton and Serena Williams are among the investors backing Sir Martin Broughton's bid to buy Chelsea. The Broughton consortium is one of three groups in the running to purchase the Premier League club for £2.5bn. As first reported by SkySports, seven-time Formula 1 champion Hamilton - an…
By Alex Bysouth. Burnley produced one of their finest performances of the season to beat Southampton at Turf Moor and give their hopes of Premier League survival a huge boost. The Clarets earned their first win in the post-Sean Dyche era, and just their fifth in the league this season,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Sekhukhune United have appointed Owen da Gama as co-coach for the remainder of the season as they seek to arrest an alarming slide down the league table and rescue their bid for a top eight place. The newly-promoted side had been early season pacesetters with Mamelodi Sundowns,…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's early goal proved enough as Barcelona sealed a 1-0 win over Real Sociedad on Thursday to tighten their grip on a top-four finish in LaLiga. But Barca's run-in could be hampered after their defence was almost completely wiped out by injuries at Anoeta, with…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Kaizer Chiefs football club have confirmed that coach Stuart Baxter has parted ways with the club after just 10 months in charge since returning for a second stint at Naturena. In his second spell with Chiefs, Baxter has led the team in 23 matches (excluding 3 league…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. Dainfern, Johannesburg – Zambian professional Madalitso Muthiya opened with a birdie and an eagle in his first two holes on his way to an eight-under-par 63 and the first-round lead in the Stella Artois Players Championship at Dainfern Golf Estate on Thursday.…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo says he will never forget the "respect and compassion" showed by the Anfield crowd following the death of his baby boy. Manchester United and Liverpool fans united in a fan-led minute of applause in support of Ronaldo and his family during Tuesday's league…
By Karien Jonckheere. @GalloImages. Nerves were jangling at the starts of both the women's and men's 100m finals on the opening day of the SA Athletics Championships at Green Point Stadium in Cape Town. Both races produced false starts with defending champion Reabetswe Moloi disqualified from the women’s race while…
By Michael Vlismas. The Vodacom Bulls head into this weekend's Vodacom United Rugby Championship clash with Benetton with a clear message that they are a vastly different team to the one that was beaten by the Italians in the Rainbow Cup Final last year. The Vodacom Bulls were humbled 35-8…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Received wisdom states that good things come in threes – and there is certainly the possibility of a triple whammy for FC Bayern München on Saturday as they host Borussia Dortmund in the next instalment of Der Klassiker on Matchday 31. Currently nine points ahead of their…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GettyImages. Manchester United have appointed Ajax coach Erik ten Hag as their next manager. The Dutchman, 52, will take over from interim boss Ralf Rangnick at the end of this season on a three-year deal which can be extended by a year. Rangnick, who replaced the sacked…
By Andrew Benson. Carlos Sainz has signed a new contract with Ferrari until the end of 2024. The Spaniard joined Ferrari in 2021 as team-mate to Charles Leclerc and has impressed with his speed, consistency and collaborative philosophy. His new deal means his contract is as long as that of…
Staff Reporter. Morocco will play the United States on June 1 at Cincinnati in a 2022 Qatar World Cup warm-up match for both clubs, the US Soccer Federation announced Wednesday. The match will mark the first of US coach Gregg Berhalter's tenure, which began in December 2018, against an African…
Staff Reporter. Wayde van Niekerk has been forced to withdraw from the ASA Senior Track and Field Championships in Cape Town this week after picking up a hamstring injury. Van Niekerk, who arrived in Bloemfontein last week from his base in the United States, had been entered in the 100m…
By Alex Kirkland. Karim Benzema had two penalties saved by goalkeeper Sergio Herrera as Real Madrid won 3-1 at Osasuna on Wednesday to take another step towards the LaLiga title. An early goal from David Alaba put Madrid ahead, and Ante Budimir equalised just two minutes later, before Marco Asensio …
Staff Reporter. (Reuters) - Paris St Germain are on the verge of a record-equalling 10th French title after goals by Kylian Mbappe, Sergio Ramos and Marquinhos earned them a 3-0 victory at Angers in Ligue 1 on Wednesday. The result put the capital side on 77 points, leading second-placed Olympique…
Staff Reporter. Emil Forsberg headed RB Leipzig into their third German Cup final in four years when he struck the last-gasp winner to seal a 2-1 home victory over Union Berlin on Wednesday. After an Andre Silva penalty had cancelled out Sheraldo Becker's first-half header for Union, Forsberg headed in…
Staff Reporter. Arsenal put their pursuit of a place in the Premier League's top four back on track as they ended a run of three defeats with a crucial victory at Chelsea. The Gunners had slipped from looking in pole position to secure a place in next season's Champions League…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Novak Djokovic battled back from a set and a break down to beat Laslo Djere in his opening match of the ATP event in Belgrade on Wednesday, avoiding a third consecutive defeat. The world No 1 trailed 4-3 in the second set but won a dramatic…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Monaco beat local rivals Nice 1-0 on Wednesday as the resurgent principality side claimed a fifth straight win and moved above their neighbours in the fight for European qualification in Ligue 1. Russia's Aleksandr Golovin scored the only goal of the game in first-half stoppage time…
Staff Reporter. The large team of Athletics Gauteng North (AGN) athletes will be difficult to beat this week, as they take on provincial squads from around the country at the three-day ASA Senior Track and Field Senior Championships starting at Green Point Stadium in Cape Town on Thursday. Showcasing the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has ruled on the protracted case between Royal AM, Sekhukhune United and the Premier Soccer League. Royal AM were overtaken at the summit of the first division by Sekhukhune after an arbitrator had ruled in their favour, awarding them three…
By Kal Sajad. @GettyImages. WBC champion Tyson Fury and challenger Dillian Whyte paid respect to each other, and even shared a handshake, as they met for the first time since their heavyweight bout was announced. The Britons will fight at Wembley Stadium in front of 96,000 fans on Saturday night.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. West Indies limited-overs captain Kieron Pollard has retired from international cricket, announcing his decision on social media on Wednesday. The 34-year-old, who is currently in India playing for Mumbai Indians in the IPL, released a video on Instagram and a one-line announcement on Twitter: "POLLARD BIDS FAREWELL…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has singled out Morocco as the team to beat in Group K after the draw for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations was confirmed last night. South Africa are in Group K alongside Morocco, Liberia and Zimbabwe, a side still waiting for…
By Michael Vlismas. Dainfern, Johannesburg – The R2-million Stella Artois Players Championship which tees off at Dainfern Golf Estate on Thursday couldn't come at a more important time for Sunshine Tour professionals with dreams of greatness, particularly US Open greatness. The second edition of this tournament, which this year welcomes…
By Russell Fuller. Russian and Belarusian players will not be allowed to compete at Wimbledon this year because of the invasion of Ukraine. Men's world number two Daniil Medvedev of Russia and women's world number four Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus are the highest-ranked players to be affected. Players from both…
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