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Staff Reporter. File Photo. Aston Villa have sacked manager Dean Smith after three years in charge. Smith, 50, leaves following Villa's 1-0 defeat by Southampton on Friday, the club's fifth successive defeat in the Premier League. Villa are 15th in the league, two points above the relegation zone. "This year…
Staff Reporter. @AFP. Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez made history in Las Vegas by beating Caleb Plant to become the first undisputed world super-middleweight champion. The 31-year-old knocked out Plant in the 11th round to unify all four major belts in fewer than 12 months. Mexican Alvarez added Plant's IBF belt to…
Staff Reporter. The Los Angeles Lakers fell to their fifth defeat of the season, losing 105-90 to the Portland Trail Blazers. The depleted Lakers, who were without star player LeBron James because of an abdominal strain, lost Anthony Davis after just seven minutes with illness. The Blazers led by 34…
Staff Reporter. Novak Djokovic claimed a record seventh year-end number one ranking by overcoming Poland's Hubert Hurkacz to reach the Paris Masters final. Hurkacz, 24, won the semi-final's first set but was outplayed in the second. In a nervy deciding set, Djokovic, 34, won on his second match point to…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns players celebrating Melinda Kgadiete's goal against Vihiga Queens during the CAF Women's Champions League in Cairo. Picture: Gavin Barker. Mamelodi Sundowns collects the first 3 points from Vihiga Queens in Group B’s Matchday 1, at El Salam Stadium, Cairo. Melinda Kagadiete scored the only goal for…
Staff Reporter. Real Madrid survived a late surge from Rayo Vallecano to win 2-1 at the Bernabeu on Satuday and maintain their spot at the top of LaLiga. Toni Kroos put the hosts ahead after 14 minutes with a well-taken, side-footed finish from Vinicius Junior's pass. Karim Benzema doubled the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Norwich City head coach Daniel Farke has been sacked hours after their first win of the Premier League season. The Canaries won 2-1 at Brentford but remain bottom of the Premier League with five points from 11 games. Farke had led Norwich to promotion from the Championship…
Staff Reporter. Malcolm Marx scored the decisive try as the Springboks fought from behind to claim a 23-18 victory over Wales, their first win in Cardiff since 2013. The Springboks went into the break 12-9 behind after a hotly contested first half in which they were probably their own worst…
Staff Reporter. Robert Lewandoski scored his 60th goal this calendar year as champions Bayern Munich claimed a 2-1 home win over Freiburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday to end the visiting side's unbeaten start to the season. Leroy Sane and Niklas Sule spurned good chances early on before Bayern took…
Staff Reporter. The Proteas bow out on a high, thanks to Kagiso Rabada's brilliant hat-trick. That was exactly where England lost the plot, eventually falling short by 10 runs. However England qualified for the semi-finals of the Men's T20 World Cup despite an entertaining defeat by South Africa in Sharjah.…
Staff Reporter. Barcelona kicked off the Xavi era by blowing a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 at Celta Vigo in LaLiga on Saturday. The former Barca midfielder was announced as the club's new manager early on Saturday, though he was not in dug-out at Balaidos to watch his new side…
Staff Reporter. Premier League leaders Chelsea were made to regret missed chances as Matej Vydra rescued a point for Burnley. Kai Havertz opened the scoring for Chelsea with a header from Reece James' cross, only his second league goal this season. That is the seventh Premier League goal that right-back…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Kaizer Chiefs celebrated Stuart Baxter's 100th league game in charge with a crucial 2-1 win over arch rivals Orlando Pirates in a tightly contested 175th Soweto Derby. Pirates came the closest to an early goal when Fortune Makaringe’s attempted cross from the left of the penalty area…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City put the pressure back on Manchester United's struggling manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as they cruised to a 2 - 0 victory with almost embarrassing ease at Old Trafford. City's win may not have been as emphatic as Liverpool's magnificent 5-0 victory here in United's last home…
Staff Reporter. Australia closed in on a semi-final place at the Men's T20 World Cup with an eight-wicket win over already eliminated West Indies in Abu Dhabi. Chasing 158, David Warner made an unbeaten 89 and Mitch Marsh 53 as Australia won with 22 balls left. West Indies made 157-7…
By Michael Vlismas. England's Steve Surry. Photo Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. ST FRANCIS (Eastern Cape) – Steve Surry will take a two-stroke lead into Sunday's final round of the South African PGA Championship at St Francis Links, and is looking to become the first Englishman to win this championship since…
Staff Reporter. Julius Randle scored a game-high 32 points as the New York Knicks came from 21 points down to beat the defending NBA champions Milwaukee Bucks 113-98. The Knicks outscored their opponents 94-60 over the final three quarters for a first win in three games. RJ Barrett finished with…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Barcelona confirmed the return of former midfielder Xavi Hernandez as a manager on Saturday. Barcelona announced in the early hours of Saturday that Xavi has agreed to a contract through to 2024 after the former Spain midfielder was released from his contract at Qatari club Al-Sadd. "FC…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Today,South Africa will be brought to a standstill,as Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates clash in the latest edition of the Soweto derby at 3.30 pm —the biggest match in the national football calendar. This match is always a high-pressure affair, but that will be especially pronounced this…
Staff Reporter. Al Ahly have cancelled the Super Cup defeat fines on Mosimane, his technical staff, and the players following their historic Cairo derby victory. The Red Devils ran riot against arch-rivals Zamalek at their backyard following a massive 5-3 victory, which put them top of the table. The Reds…
Staff Reporter. Aston Villa suffered a fifth successive Premier League defeat as Adam Armstrong's stunning early strike earned Southampton a 1-0 home victory on Friday. Former Blackburn Rovers forward Armstrong had not scored since his debut on the opening game of the season but ended his drought in powerful strike…
Staff Reporter. India remain in contention to reach the Men's T20 World Cup semi-finals after brutally thrashing Scotland by eight wickets in Dubai. Requiring a big margin of victory, India dismissed Scotland for just 85 off 17.4 overs, with the superb Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja both taking 3-15. KL…
Staff Reporter. The reigning PSL and MTN8 champions have responded to Peter Khoabane's claim ahead of their clash with Marumo Gallants on Sunday. Mamelodi Sundowns have released a statement on recent allegations made by Khoabane.The 49-year-old retired defender stated that the Tshwane giants paid him to throw an important Premier…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. SC Freiburg face the sternest test of their unbeaten record this season when they travel to league leaders FC Bayern München on Saturday. Christian Streich's men are the only remaining side yet to lose a game after ten rounds of Bundesliga fixtures and they will travel from…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit:Louis de Jager. Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. ST FRANCIS (Eastern Cape) – Louis de Jager will take a two-stroke lead into the weekend of the South African PGA Championship as he looks to win this prestigious title for a second time in his career. On another…
Staff Reporter. New Zealand strengthened their chances of reaching the Men's T20 World Cup semi-finals and eliminated Namibia with a 52-run win in Sharjah. The Black Caps are now second in Group 2 and will go through with victory over Afghanistan in their final group game on Sunday. After an…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates co-coach Mandla Ncikazi has confirmed the return of Ben Motshwari and Gabadinho Mhango ahead of the Soweto Derby against Kaizer Chiefs at FNB Stadium. Mhango and Motshwari have been missing in action for Pirates for the past few weeks due to disciplinary issues. Motshwari was arrested…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Former Barcelona star Xavi is set to take over as the club's manager with Al Sadd saying they have agreed to allow him to join the Spanish giants. The Qatari club had previously said their 41-year-old boss would not be allowed to leave. Xavi, who played 779…
Staff Reporter. Antonio Conte says that a "bit of patience" will be required after he was given a highly eventful introduction to life as Tottenham Hotspur's new manager in their Europa Conference League victory over Vitesse. In a match that saw Spurs reduced to 10 men and the Dutch Eredivisie…
Staff Reporter. West Ham are on the verge of reaching the Europa League knockout stages after Tomas Soucek's late own goal saw them draw with Genk in David Moyes' 1,000th match as a manager. Moyes has garnered more than enough experience in his almost 24 years in the dugout to…
Staff Reporter. Defending champions West Indies have been knocked out of the Men's T20 World Cup after a 20-run defeat by already-eliminated Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi. Chasing 190 to win, West Indies finished on 169-8, with Shimron Hetmyer top-scoring with 81 not out and three bowlers taking two wickets…
By Michael Vlismas. Photo Credit: Carl Fourie/Sunshine Tour. ST FRANCIS LINKS (Eastern Cape) – On a magnificent day at St Francis Links, England's Steve Surry produced an equally magnificent round of golf when he scored a hole-in-one on his way to the first-round lead of the South African PGA Championship.…
Staff Reporter. Australia boosted their hopes of qualifying for the Men's T20 World Cup semi-finals with an eight-wicket thrashing of already-eliminated Bangladesh in Dubai. Bangladesh were bowled out for just 73 and Australia chased the target in 6.2 overs to significantly improve their net run-rate and climb above South Africa…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs defender Sifiso Hlanti has been ruled out of this weekend's Soweto derby after suffering an injury Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter confirmed during the Soweto Derby press conference on Thursday where he said the left-back tore his Achilles tendon. That means Hlanti, one of the better-established defenders…
Staff Reporter. Damian Willemse, Jesse Kriel and Herschel Jantjies will start against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday as Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber made four changes to his matchday squad that defeated the All Blacks for their opening Test of the Castle Lager Outgoing Tour. Springbok utility back Jesse Kriel said…
Staff Reporter. Xavi says he wants to "go back home" to be Barcelona manager and hopes an agreement can be reached with Al Sadd. The Qatari club have previously said their boss will not be allowed to leave at "this sensitive time of the season". Barca officials are in Doha…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool swept into the last 16 of the Champions League with a comfortable win over 10-man Atletico Madrid that ensured they will finish top of Group B. Early goals by Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane, both created by Trent Alexander-Arnold, put the Reds in full command and there…
Staff Reporter. Karim Benzema's double took Real Madrid top of Group D as they held off a spirited Shakhtar Donetsk side in the Champions League. Benzema tapped in the opener to record Real's 1,000th goal in European football's elite club competition. And the France forward then swept in following good…
Staff Reporter. India kept their slim hopes of reaching the Men's T20 World Cup semi-finals alive with a crushing 66-run win over Afghanistan. Facing elimination if they lost a third successive game, India made a stunning statement as Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul shared a majestic opening stand of 140…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns made it six wins in a row in the Premier Soccer League when they edged out Maritzburg United 1-0 at Loftus Versfeld Stadium. The result – secured by a brilliantly-taken goal from Peter Shalulile – sees Sundowns extend their unbeaten start to the season to eight…
By Clifford Sihlezana. South Africa’s leading cricket development programme - KFC Mini-Cricket – received a boost in the Western Cape at the annual KFC Mini-Cricket provincial seminar. Coaches, volunteers, administrators, key stakeholders and coordinators gathered at the Western Province Cricket Association (WPCA) at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town last weekend…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. World football governing body Fifa has agreed to new climate change targets at the COP26 climate conference, despite considering plans for a biennial World Cup. The targets were unveiled as part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and include reaching net zero by…
By Michael Vlismas. ST FRANCIS LINKS (Eastern Cape) – Jaco van Zyl heads into this week's 86th PGA Championship as a member of an exclusive club of champions in South Africa's second oldest professional golf tournament, having achieved what only Gary Player, Ernie Els, Harold Henning and Dale Hayes have…
Staff Reporter. The Los Angeles Lakers came from behind in the fourth quarter to narrowly edge past the Houston Rockets 119-117 and earn their third win in a row. LeBron James had a game-high 30 points and 10 assists, while Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook scored 27 as the trio…
Staff Reporter. Robert Lewandowski marked his 100th Champions League appearance with a hat-trick as Bayern Munich beat Benfica to reach the knockout stages. Lewandowski headed in Kingsley Coman's cross and then set up Serge Gnabry's backheel finish. Morato pulled one back before Lewandowski had a weak, low penalty saved in…
Staff Reporter. Reigning champions Chelsea moved closer to the last 16 of the Champions League with a hard-fought win over Malmo in Sweden. After being frustrated in the first half, the Blues went ahead when Hakim Ziyech converted at the back post following an excellent cross from Callum Hudson-Odoi. Thiago…
Staff Reporter. Pakistan overcame a spirited Namibia by 45 runs to secure their place in the Men's T20 World Cup semi-finals. Pakistan smashed 130 from the final 10 overs to post an imposing 189-2, led by opener Mohammad Rizwan's unbeaten 79. Rizwan shared a 113-run stand with Babar Azam before…
Staff Reporter. Stellenbosch FC registered their first-ever win over Kaizer Chiefs when they claimed a 1-0 victory against the Phefeni Glamour Boys in a DSTV premiership match at FNB Stadium. Chiefs started the game well and forced Sage Stephens into a good save in the seventh minute. Sfiso Hlanti's flick…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Newcastle hope to appoint ex-Arsenal boss Unai Emery as manager before Saturday's game against Brighton. The 49-year-old, currently in charge of Spanish side Villarreal, has emerged as the leading candidate as United's new owners look to replace Steve Bruce. But there is still work to be done…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Former Fifa officials Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini have been charged with fraud and other offences in Switzerland. Swiss prosecutors say Blatter unlawfully arranged a transfer of two million Swiss francs ($2.19m; £1.6m) to Platini in 2011. Prosecutors say the payment "damaged Fifa's assets and unlawfully enriched…
Staff Reporter. South Africa beat Bangladesh by six wickets to strengthen their Men's T20 World Cup semi-final hopes. A dismal Bangladesh were bowled out for 84 with 10 balls to spare, having earlier stumbled to 24-3 and 45-6. Anrich Nortje claimed a devastating 3-8, with fellow fast bowler Kagiso Rabada…
Staff Reporter. Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has named his final 24-man squad for final FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against Zimbabwe at home and the Black Stars of Ghana away. South Africa take on neighbours Zimbabwe on Thursday, 11 November at FNB Stadium and three days later, take on…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Tottenham have appointed former Chelsea and Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte as their new manager until summer 2023. Chairman Daniel Levy and managing director Fabio Paratici held talks with the Italian on Monday following Nuno Espirito Santo's sacking after four months in charge. Tottenham says there is…
Staff Reporter. Lionel Messi says he would be keen to return to Barcelona as a sporting director in the future. Messi, 34, made an emotional exit from the Nou Camp in August after more than 20 years,joining Paris St-Germain. While he is not thinking about retirement yet, he "would love…
Staff Reporter. England all but secured their place in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup as Jos Buttler's sensational century set up a tense 26-run win over Sri Lanka. Chasing 164 after Buttler's 101 not out, Sri Lanka required just 34 from 20 balls to end England's unbeaten start…
Staff Reporter. Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale could win his 100th Wales cap after being named in the squad for World Cup qualifiers against Belarus and Belgium. Bale, who has 99 caps, missed Wales' October qualifiers because of hamstring tear. Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey is also included despite "muscle fatigue"…
Staff Reporter. Al Ahly head coach, Pitso Mosimane has been nominated for the 2021 International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) Manager of the Year Award. After a great start to his journey with the Red Devils, which kicked-off with him winning the CAF Champions League and Egypt Cup…
Staff Reporter. Tottenham have sacked manager Nuno Espirito Santo after only four months in charge following Saturday's 3-0 home defeat by Manchester United. Spurs have lost five of their past seven Premier League matches. They are eighth in the table and 10 points behind leaders Chelsea. "I know how much…
Staff Reporter. Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant was ejected and James Harden registered his 59th career triple-double in a 117-91 victory over the Detroit Pistons. Durant was thrown out of the game with 3:23 remaining in the third quarter after his right forearm and elbow hit Kelly Olynyk's face during…
Staff Reporter. Precious Mashele broke clear in the closing stages and Tayla Kavanagh surprised a strong field as they secured the national titles at the ASA 10km Championships incorporated into Absa DURBAN 10K CITYRUN in Durban on Sunday. With the championship race being hosted on a fast course, Mashele produced…
Staff Reporter. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 150th Serie A goal as AC Milan inflicted Jose Mourinho's first home defeat in the Italian top flight with a 2-1 win over AS Roma at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday to keep pace with Serie A leaders Napoli. The 40-year-old striker rifled a…
Staff Reporter. West Ham pushed their top-four credentials as they thrashed 10-man Aston Villa to condemn them to a fourth consecutive Premier League defeat. The result leaves David Moyes' side level on points with third-placed Manchester City in fourth, while Villa remain 15th, three points above the bottom three. Ben…
Staff Reporter. Alexander Zverev continued his dominant form since the summer, beating Frances Tiafoe 7-5 6-4 in the Vienna Open final. Germany's Zverev, 24, edged the 23-year-old American qualifier in two tight sets to claim his fifth tour level title this season. The pair traded breaks before Olympic champion Zverev…
Staff Reporter. India's hopes at the Men's T20 World Cup are hanging by a thread after New Zealand inflicted a second successive miserable defeat on the pre-tournament favourites. After a 10-wicket thrashing against rivals Pakistan in their opening game, Virat Kohli's side were again woefully abject with the bat to…
Staff Reporter. Bottom club Norwich City remain without a Premier League win 10 games into the season after slumping to defeat against fellow strugglers Leeds United at Carrow Road. After a dour first half, the match burst into life when Raphinha dribbled past three players to fire the visitors into…
Staff Reporter. A dominant display from Afghanistan saw them crush Namibia by 62 runs in the Men's T20 World Cup to boost their semi-final hopes. Chasing 161 after Afghanistan's imposing effort, Namibia limped to 98-9 from 20 overs. Opener Craig Williams' departure in the first over set the tone for…
Staff Reporter. DeMar DeRozan top-scored with 32 points as the Chicago Bulls ended the Utah Jazz's unbeaten start to the season. The Bulls, who are now 5-1 for the season, led by 17 at one stage before holding out for a 107-99 win. The Jazz, defending the last remaining unbeaten…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Rhulani Mokwena praised Cape Town City FC after the Tshwane giants were crowned MTN8 champions on Saturday. Fagrie Lakay's second-half strike cancelled out Thapelo Morena's opening goal as the two teams drew 1-1 after extra-time in the final which was played at Moses Mabhida Stadium…
Staff Reporter. Juventus dropped to ninth in Serie A as Verona condemned Massimiliano Allegri's side to a fourth league defeat of the season. Giovanni Simeone scored twice in three minutes to give the hosts a 2-0 lead. Weston McKennie reduced the arrears with 10 minutes remaining, but there was to…
Staff Reporter. Sergio Aguero was taken to hospital for tests after suffering "chest discomfort" as Barcelona drew against Alaves in their first match since the sacking of Ronald Koeman. Aguero went down clutching the top of his chest and received treatment for several minutes before being helped off the pitch…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns defeated Cape Town City 3-2 on penalties in the 2021 MTN8 final on Saturday night. The game got off to a lively start as Lyle Lakay and Rivaldo Coetzee forced saves out of shot-stopper Hugo Marques while Mduduzi Mdantsane squandered a good chance at the other…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United got back to winning ways with a 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur, courtesy of goals from Christiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani, but Spurs fans began to turn on manager Nuno Espirito Santo. United, who lost 5-0 to rivals Liverpool in the Premier League last Sunday, recovered…
Staff Reporter. The All Blacks scored five second-half tries to add a bit of gloss to their 32nd win in a row against Wales and by so doing climb to the top of the World Rugby rankings. Two tries from Beauden Barrett and further scores from TJ Perenara, Will Jordan,…
Staff Reporter. England outclassed Australia in a memorable eight-wicket victory in Dubai to close in on a place in the Men's T20 World Cup semi-finals. Jos Buttler smashed a brutal 71 not out from just 32 balls as England raced to a target of 126 with 8.4 overs to spare.…
Staff Reporter. Wilfried Zaha became the first player to score 50 top-flight goals for Crystal Palace as 10-man Manchester City suffered a shock defeat at Etihad Stadium. Zaha struck after just six minutes when Conor Gallagher robbed Aymeric Laporte inside his own half before Gallagher wrapped up the points when…
Staff Reporter. Robert Lewandoski scored twice as Bayern Munich beat Union Berlin 5-2 on Saturday and bounced back from their shock midweek German Cup loss to stay top of the Bundesliga. Lewandowski struck with a 15th-minute penalty and then hammered in a free kick for his 12th goal of the…
Staff Reporter. Real Madrid moved top of La Liga on goal difference with a narrow victory at Elche. Vinicius Junior opened the scoring after 22 minutes when he latched onto to Mariano's pass to finish past former Madrid goalkeeper Kiko Cassila. Madrid were fortunate to be ahead at the break…
Staff Reporter. Proteas pulled off a frantic four-wicket win in the final over against Sri Lanka in the Men's T20 World Cup, despite Wanindu Hasaranga's sublime hat-trick. With the Proteas needing 16 from the final over, David Miller launched two towering sixes off Lahiru Kumara, before Kagiso Rabada flayed the…
Staff Reporter. @PL. Arsenal continued their recent resurgence with a comfortable Premier League win over Leicester City at King Power Stadium. The visitors capitalised on a lacklustre start from the hosts to dominate the early exchanges and were rewarded with a two-goal lead inside 20 minutes. Gabriel put the Gunners…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Eight-time winners Liverpool will take on Leicester City in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals. West Ham, who knocked out holders Manchester City in round four, face last year's beaten finalists Tottenham. Sunderland, the only EFL club left in the competition, travel to Emirates Stadium to take on Arsenal,…
By Anthony Moruthane. Cape Town, 30 October 2021 - The third-seeded Croatian Petra Marcinko claimed the Samaai Junior Open girls title after defeating the six-seeded American Clervie Ngounoue 6-3 6-3 in Saturday's final at the Kelvin Grove Sports Complex in Newlands, Cape Town. Saturday's ITF Junior Grade A tournament marked…
Staff Reporter. LeBron James returned from injury to score 26 points as the Los Angeles Lakers ended the Cleveland Cavaliers' three-game winning streak. It finished 113-101 as the Lakers recorded their third win in four games. Top-scorer James, who has missed the last two games because of an ankle injury,…
Staff Reporter. The Proteas and Sri Lanka will both be looking for their second win of the Super 12 stage when they meet at the T20 World Cup in Sharjah on Saturday. After a T20I series earlier in the year, Sri Lanka and South Africa meet as familiar foes in…
Staff Reporter. @GalloImages. Morne Steyn has signed an extension with the Tshwane-based outfit that will see him be with the three-time Super Rugby winners until June 2023. This is according to Blue Bulls Rugby Union president Willem Strauss, who tweeted that the 37-year-old Steyn will extend his stay with the…
Staff Reporter. Pakistan are on the brink of the semi-finals of the Men's T20 World Cup after a thrilling five-wicket win against Afghanistan in Dubai. In an enthralling match, Pakistan were cruising in a chase of 148 until captain Babar Azam was bowled by Rashid Khan for 51. Shoaib Malik…
By Anthony Moruthane. @WTA. Cape Town,29 October 2021 - The 15-year-old American Clervie Ngounoue halted the European charge on Friday's semi-finals day at the David Samaai Junior Open, the ITF Junior Grade A tournament, which is underway at the Kelvin Grove Sports Complex in Newlands, Cape Town. European-based players were…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says "it has been a difficult week" but he is ready to "fight back". Solskjaer is under pressure after a 5 - 0 thrashing by Liverpool left his side seventh in the Premier League and eight points adrift of leaders Chelsea. His…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. File Photo. Barcelona president Joan Laporta says he is in contact with Xavi but would not comment on whether he will replace Ronald Koeman as manager. Koeman was sacked after defeat to Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday and Laporta has admitted he should have gone sooner. Former Barca…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Bundesliga leaders FC Bayern München face a tricky trip to the capital on Matchday 10 while SC Freiburg - the only unbeaten team left - will look to extend their remarkable run when they host bottom side SpVgg Greuther Fürth. After romping to a 4-0 victory away…
Staff Reporter. Cape Town City will go head to head with Mamelodi Sundowns in the 2021 MTN8 final at the iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday. Kick-off is at 6:00 PM CAT. Eric Tinkler, the City head coach, who won the 2017 MTN8 with SuperSport United, insisted that Sundowns are…
Staff Reporter. The Golden State Warriors had their unbeaten start to the NBA season ended by a 104-101 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies trailed by 19 points early in the second quarter but Ja Morant, who scored 30 points, inspired them to an overtime win. The loss was…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates and Royal AM settled for a share of the spoils after playing to a 1-1 draw at the Orlando Stadium on Thursday evening. The draw extended Pirates winless run to four matches in the league and they remained seventh on the standings, while Royal AM, who…
Staff Reporter. Australia maintained their 100% record in the Men's T20 World Cup with a dominant seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka. Chasing 155 to win, opener David Warner led the way with 65 from 42 balls. When he was dismissed in the 15th over, Australia needed just 25 to win.…
Staff Reporter. Barcelona have appointed Sergi Barjuan as their interim coach following the sacking of Ronald Koeman. Barjuan, who is currently in charge of the club's B team, will be introduced to the senior squad on Thursday by club president Joan Laporta. "His interim position as first-team head coach will…
Staff Reporter. Al Ahly coach Samy Komsan has hailed new signing Percy Tau following the Reds’ 4-0 thrashing of rivals Ismaily in the opening game of the 2021/22 Egyptian Premier League season. Ismaily were no match to dominant Al Ahly, who found themselves 3-0 up in just a little over…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Cricket South Africa (CSA) has expressed "regret" over the timing of their kneeling directive that they handed out to the Proteas on the morning of their match against the West Indies. CSA issued a statement on Thursday following Quinton de Kock's apology for pulling out of the…
Staff Reporter. Real Madrid went top of La Liga on goal difference after a goalless draw with Osasuna. Carlo Ancelotti's side are one of four teams on 21 points - alongside Sevilla, Real Betis and Real Sociedad. Sixth-placed Osasuna - who are only two points off top - had the…
Staff Reporter. Ronald Koeman has been sacked as head coach of Barcelona after 14 months in charge at the Nou Camp. Barca have picked up just 15 points from 10 games in La Liga and have already lost twice in the group stage of this season's Champions League. They are…
Staff Reporter. Holders Manchester City were knocked out of the Carabao Cup after West Ham United won 5-3 on penalties in front of an ecstatic sell-out crowd at London Stadium. The fourth-round tie had ended goalless after 90 minutes before Said Benrahma scored the decisive spot-kick. Phil Foden fired his…
Staff Reporter. Bayern Munich suffered their biggest defeat since 1978 as they were thrashed at Borussia Monchengladbach in the German Cup second round. Gladbach led 1-0 after two minutes and 3-0 by the 21st minute. Kouadio Kone slotted home his first goal for the club before Ramy Bensebaini swept home…
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