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Staff Reporter. A Test-strength South Africa A inflicted the 2021 British and Irish Lions' first defeat to serve up a sobering reminder of what awaits when the series starts later this month. Tries from Sbu Nkosi and Lukhanyo Am gave the hosts a 14-point lead after a powerful first-half display.…
Staff Reporter. Lionel Messi has agreed to stay at Barcelona on a deal until 2026 that includes reducing his wages to half of his previous salary. The announcement is dependent on player departures that will allow Barca to fund the Argentina captain's wages. Re-signing Messi was the principal summer target…
Staff Reporter. Defending champion Tadej Pogacar took a sublime victory atop the Col du Portet on stage 17 of the Tour de France to extend his lead in the yellow jersey. The Slovenian, 22, kicked clear of Jonas Vingegaard and Richard Carapaz with 150 metres to go to win his…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rhulani Mokwena has shed details on the club's medical assessments amid the Covid-19 pandemic and Christian Eriksen's recent heart attack. The majority of Sundowns' squad reported for pre-season training on Monday and Tuesday last week where the players were made to undergo rigorous medical testing…
Staff Reporter. @GalloImages. Former footballer and coach, Neil Tovey, will be the guest on the next Intune with Sports Coaching Webinar. He will be chatting about the UEFA Euro 2020 final and the upcoming Olympic games. The Intune with coaching series makes a return once again with an exciting chat…
Staff Reporter. Team SA's men's rugby sevens squad have gone into quarantine after landing in Tokyo ahead of the Olympic Games following a Covid-19 positive case on board their flight. Sascoc announced in a statement that none of the South Africans returned a positive test, but a passenger not linked…
Staff Reporter. The British and Irish Lions' game against a high-quality South Africa A side on Wednesday will be "pivotal" in determining Test selection, says former tourist Ugo Monye. The Springboks team includes seven of those who started the side's 2019 World Cup final win against England. The Lions begin…
Staff Reporter. James Vince hit his first international century as England pulled off an electrifying chase of 332 against Pakistan to complete a 3-0 clean sweep in the one-day international series. Vince, so often criticised for his inconsistency, scored 102 from 95 balls as his side won by three wickets,…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Ireland captain Andy Balbirnie led from the front with a hundred as his side beat South Africa for the first time in an ODI with a 43-run success at Malahide on Tuesday. Balbirnie’s 102, his seventh hundred at this level, was the centrepiece of Ireland’s 290-5. South…
Staff Reporter. Uefa has opened disciplinary proceedings into security breaches at the Euro 2020 final at Wembley. Fans fought with stewards and police as they attempted to break through gates for Sunday's showcase event. Football Association chief executive Mark Bullingham apologised to legitimate fans and said the security team had…
Staff Reporter. Patrick Konrad from Austria held on to clinch a thrilling solo victory on stage 16 of the Tour de France. He attacked out of a breakaway on the Col de Portet-d'Aspet, the penultimate climb of the hilly 169km stage. It is the 29-year-old's first Tour stage and first…
Staff Reporter. Twenty-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics because of a knee injury. Federer, 39, lost in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon this year but anticipates re-joining the tour for the hard-court swing later in the year. The Swiss won doubles gold at Beijing…
Staff Reporter. Debutant Victor Letsoalo bagged a hat-trick Bafana Bafana advanced to the Cosafa Cup semi-finals with a 4-0 win over Lesotho at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. Sphelele Mkhulise scored South Africa's other goal in a dominant display. Letsoalo also became the first player to score a hat-trick on…
Staff Reporter. South African football fans might get an opportunity to watch the CAF Champions League final live on TV. The plans to show the much-anticipated clash between Kaizer Chiefs and Pitso Mosimane led Al Ahly on TV, were revealed by CAF president Dr Patrice Motsepe during a media briefing…
Staff Reporter. Following the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday 11 July to extend the lockdown under Level 4 of the country by 14 days in order to slow down and manage the extent of the Corona Virus (COVID-19), ASA has taken the decision to extend the suspension of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Bundesliga stars shine at EURO 2020 EURO 2020 was the first iteration of the tournament to be held across the continent, with 11 host cities in all. Players from the Bundesliga were just as widespread – 92 players from Germany’s top flight played across the competitions 51…
By Michael Vlismas. Ernie Els will reach yet another major milestone in his career when he makes his 30th Open appearance at Royal St George's this week. It's a journey that began in 1989 when Els made his Open debut at Royal Troon after winning the South African Amateur title…
Staff Reporter. British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has rejected calls from the Springboks camp for his side to play South Africa A twice in a row. The Lions face a Test-quality A team on Wednesday and South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus says he will "beg"…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Image Supplied. Having delivered a career breakthrough on the eve of the showpiece, wheelchair tennis star Kgothatso Montjane says she is ready to challenge for a medal at the Tokyo Paralympic Games. Montjane made history over the weekend by becoming the first black South African woman to…
Staff Reporter. The final squad to represent Team SA at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is. All athletes have been selected on the basis of qualifying for the Games as per their international federation/IOC policy. ATHLETICSMen: Akani Simbine, Clarence Munyai, Antonio Alkana, Cheswill Johnson, Ruswahl Samaai, Rocco van Rooyen, Jason van…
Staff Reporter. Giannis Antetokounmpo played down comparisons to Michael Jordan after making history in helping the Milwaukee Bucks to a crucial win over the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Finals. The Bucks star became only the sixth player in NBA Finals history to score 40 points in consecutive games as…
Staff Reporter. The South African Under-23 squad due to compete in the Olympics had to release five players owing to medical reasons. The five released include important players such as Lyle Foster, Fagrie Lakay, Abbubaker Mobara, Sipho Mbule and Keletso Makgalwa. There is no doubt that the news will severely…
Staff Reporter. @GalloImages. South African wheelchair tennis ace Kgothatso Montjane took the runner-up spot on Sunday after putting up a valiant fight in the women's singles final at Wimbledon. Facing top seed Diede de Groot of the Netherlands, Montjane made history in the match by becoming the first black South…
Staff Reporter. Rain led to the first one-day international between Ireland and South Africa at Malahide on Sunday being abandoned. After a delayed start, the hosts were put into to bat and made 195 for two in 40.2 overs, with Andrew Balbirnie and William Porterfield scoring 65 and 63 respectively.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @EURO2020. Italy beat England in a penalty shootout to win the European soccer championship on Sunday in London, dashing England’s hopes of winning its first major title since the 1966 World Cup. The shootout was a dramatic conclusion to a gripping day at Wembley Stadium that saw…
Staff Reporter. Namibia secured a comfortable 2-0 victory over Zimbabwe in an encounter that took place at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. Zimbabwe, who have won a record six Cosafa Cup titles, were keen to record their maiden victory in this year's tournament, while Namibia were hoping to make it two…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Novak Djokovic won his sixth Wimbledon title to equal Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal's record of 20 men's Grand Slam victories after fighting back to beat Italy's Matteo Berrettini. The 34-year-old Serb won 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-4 6-3 in front of a passionate and vocal 15,000 crowd…
Staff Reporter. American Sepp Kuss claimed his maiden victory on the Tour de France with a solo ride in the 15th stageas defending champion Tadej Pogacar was barely bothered in the 191.3-km mountain trek from Ceret to Andorra on Sunday. The Jumbo-Visma rider prevailed from the day's breakaway thanks to…
Staff Reporter. Botswana beat Lesotho 4-0, while defending champions Zambia slipped to a second successive defeat on a thrilling day of group A action at the 2021 Cosafa Cup in Nelson Mandela Bay on Saturday. Zambia now face early elimination from the competition as they trail the top two teams…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama has withdrawn from next week's Open Championship after testing positive for coronavirus. The 29-year-old from Japan has been self-isolating since testing positive during the Rocket Mortgage Classic on 2 July. Matsuyama has continued to deliver positive results, despite being symptom free. "I'm feeling…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @ ThinusMaritz. Springboks captain Siya Kolisi has tested positive for Covid-19, two weeks before the first Test against the British and Irish Lions. Dan du Preez, Ox Nche, Bongi Mbonambi, Scarra Ntubeni and Makazole Mapimpi, plus three of the management team, have also tested positive for coronavirus.…
Staff Reporter. Conor McGregor was sensationally defeated for the second time in two fights after suffering a suspected broken ankle at UFC 264 on Saturday night in Las Vegas. McGregor, 32, was stopped in the closing seconds of the first round against former interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier. Replays showed…
Staff Reporter. England pulled off another impressive victory over Pakistan by 52 runs in the second one-day international at Lord's to clinch the three-match series with a game to spare. After rain reduced the contest to 47 overs per side, England recovered from 160-7 to 247 all out in 45.2…
Staff Reporter. @CopaAmerica. Lionel Messi ended his wait for a first major international title as Argentina beat Brazil in the Copa America final in Rio's Maracana stadium. Messi, 34, dropped to the ground in joy at the full-time whistle and was swiftly mobbed by his team-mates, before being hurled in…
Staff Reporter. The British and Irish Lions pulled through their toughest test so far as they overcame a committed Sharks side and their own errors to claim victory. The Sharks, who lost 54-7 to the Lions three days earlier, were level 26-26 at the break with three of their tries…
Staff Reporter. @LeTour. Bauke Mollema claimed a fine solo victory on stage 14 of the Tour de France as Guillaume Martin moved up to second overall behind Tadej Pogacar. Dutchman Mollema broke clear of the rest of the breakaway with 42km of the 183.7km to Quillan left and won his…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @Wimbledon. Ashleigh Barty won her maiden Wimbledon title as she beat Karolina Pliskova in a nervy final to become the first Australian women's champion for 41 years. Barty won the first 14 points to take early charge in a 6-3 6-7 (4-7) 6-3 win on the 50th…
Staff Reporter. Producing another solid result, in-form sprinter Akani Simbine closed an impressive week on the European circuit by taking second place in the men's 100m race at the World Athletics Diamond League meeting in Monaco on Friday night. Simbine, who set an African record of 9.84* seconds at a…
Staff Reporter. Anthony Watson will make his first start of the British and Irish Lions tour against the Sharks on Saturday. Watson, Liam Williams and Duhan van der Merwe, who scored a hat-trick in Wednesday's win over the same opposition, make up the back three. Watson's England team-mate Jamie George…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Boxer Chris Eubank's son Sebastian has died days before his 30th birthday, his father's representatives have said. Sebastian had followed his father's footsteps and become a professional boxer himself. The British middleweight Eubank Snr said he and his family were "devastated" to hear of his son's…
Staff Reporter. @CopaAmerica. Luis Diaz scored a second-half double, the second an unstoppable 25-metre strike in injury time, to give Colombia a 3-2 win over Peru on Friday and secure them third place in the Copa America. Yoshimar Yotun had given Peru the lead in the first half only for…
Staff Reporter. @GalloImages. South African wheelchair tennis star, Kgothatso Montjane, ousted Momoko Ohtani 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-4 to reach her first Wimbledon final, at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, in London, on Friday. In a big-hitting and big-serving affair, it was the South African world No.5 who created more opportunities,…
Staff Reporter. @Wimbledon. Defending champion Novak Djokovic needed all of his nous and quality to edge past Denis Shapovalov and set up a Wimbledon men's final with Italy's Matteo Berrettini on Sunday. Canada's Shapovalov, 22, played superbly for the most part, only for Djokovic to claim the key moments on…
Staff Reporter. @Wimbledon. Matteo Berrettini became the first Italian to reach the Wimbledon men's singles final with a dominant victory over Poland's Hubert Hurkacz. The seventh seed and Queen's champion used his big forehand and serve to good effect in a 6-3 6-0 6-7 (3-7) 6-4 win. He will play…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana Britain's Mark Cavendish has made history in the Tour de France by equalling Belgian great Eddy Merckx's record of 34 stage wins. The Deceuninck-Quick Step rider won the sprint into Carcassonne by a few inches ahead of team-mate Michael Morkov. Briton Simon Yates of Team Bike Exchange…
By Michael Vlismas. The European Tour and the Sunshine Tour are delighted to jointly announce today a new landmark partnership which celebrates their already long-term relationship of over a quarter of a century and recognises South Africa's contribution to the global game. The European Tour has committed to help further…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns have confirmed four new signings. Sundowns unveiled Pavol Safranko, Divine Lunga, Neo Maema and Grant Kekana. Šafranko arrives as the marquee striker from Sepsi OSK in a deal worth a reported €700 000 (R12m) and brings the experience of being capped with the Slovakia national team.…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed six new signings and the recall of Given Thibedi from Swallows ahead of the 2021/22 DStv Premiership season. With the two-window FIFA transfer ban officially coming to an end on 1 July, Amakhosi have finally confirmed their first signings. They are Brandon Peterson‚ Sifiso…
Staff Reporter. Bafana Bafana have reinforced their squad and technical team for the COSAFA Cup after Covid-19 ruled out two coaches. Helman Mkhalele and goalkeeper coach Lucky Shiburi have been notable absentees from the opening two games while the squad only had four substitutes in the 1-0 win over eSwatini…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. The trilogy fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder is still set to take place on 24 July despite a coronavirus case in the Briton's camp. WBC world heavyweight champion Fury, 32, has been training in Las Vegas to prepare for the eagerly awaited bout at…
Staff Reporter. A depleted and inexperienced England thrashed Pakistan by nine wickets for a stunning win in the first one-day international in Cardiff. After a Covid outbreak forced the hosts to field an entirely new squad on Tuesday,England picked five debutants and bowled Pakistan out for 141 in 35.2 overs…
Staff Reporter. @Wimbledon. World number one Ashleigh Barty will play Czech eighth seed Karolina Pliskova in Saturday's Wimbledon final. Australian Barty beat former champion Angelique Kerber 6-3 7-6 (7-3) before Pliskova came from a set down to defeat Aryna Sabalenka 5-7 6-4 6-4. It will be a first final at…
Staff Reporter. Nils Politt soloed to victory on stage 12 of the Tour de France as Tadej Pogacar retained the leader's yellow jersey. The German broke clear with 12km left on the 159.4km run to Nimes after being involved in a long-range 13-man breakaway. Pogacar finished safely in the peloton…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Three days after breaking the African 100m and national record, Akani Simbine will return to action when he enters the blocks against a powerful line-up at the World Athletics Diamond League meeting in Monaco on Friday night. Simbine, who clocked 9.84 seconds in Hungary on Tuesday, will…
Staff Reporter. Triple world champion Peter Sagan withdrew from the Tour de France on Thursday because of a knee injury. The 31-year-old from Slovakia was unable to start the Tour's 12th stage. He said: "In a sprint stage I hurt my knee. Yesterday I managed to finish the stage but…
Staff Reporter. Top seed Ashleigh Barty reached her first Wimbledon final with a straight-set win over former champion Angelique Kerber in the first women's semi-final. Barty, 25, started strongly but had to fight off resistance from Kerber before securing a 6-3 7-6 (7-3) victory. The Australian will face Belarusian second…
Staff Reporter. The British and Irish Lions intend to play the Sharks,who they beat 54-7 on wednesday, again on Saturday after their original opposition pulled out of the game after positive Covid-19 tests. Four Bulls players and a member of their backroom staff tested positive earlier this week, ending any…
Staff Reporter. Paris St-Germain have signed Sergio Ramos on a two-year deal following the defender's departure from Real Madrid. Ramos, 35, left Madrid after 16 years when his contract expired at the end of June. Spain's most-capped player won five La Liga titles and four Champions League medals with Real.…
Staff Reporter. England's 55-year wait to reach a major final is over at last after victory against Denmark in the Euro 2020 last four, on a night of nerve-shredding tension then unconfined joy at Wembley. Gareth Southgate's side were on a mission to travel one step further than any England…
Staff Reporter. Duhan van der Merwe scored a hattrick of tries in his first match on South African soil as a British and Irish Lion as the tourists romped to a one-sided 54-7 win over the Cell C Sharks in their second tour match at Emirates Airlines Park in Johannesburg…
Staff Reporter. Roger Federer's bid for a ninth Wimbledon title is over after he was stunned in straight sets by Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals. The Swiss lost 6-3 7-6 (7-4) 6-0 to the 14th seeded Pole, who reached his first Grand Slam semi-final. It is the first time 20-time…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Banyana Banyana striker Thembi Kgatlana poses with her awards at the OR Tambo Airport on her return from Dakar in Senegal where she won the CAF African Women's Player of the Year as well as the African Goal of the Year on January 10 2019.Photo Credit: Ryan…
Staff Reporter. The celebration cauldron is lit during the opening ceremony ahead of the the first day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay at the J Village during the Tokyo Olympic Games torch relay on March 25, 2021 in Naraha, Fukushima, Japan. Photo Credit: Getty Images. The Olympic torch…
Staff Reporter. Belgium's Wout van Aert claimed a fine solo win on stage 11 of the Tour de France as leader Tadej Pogacar showed a first glimpse of vulnerability. Van Aert dominated the double ascent of Mont Ventoux to finish one minute 14 seconds ahead of Kenny Elissonde and Bauke…
Staff Reporter. @Wimbledon. Defending champion Novak Djokovic had too much quality for Hungary's Marton Fucsovics as he reached the Wimbledon semi-finals with a focused display. Djokovic, 34, was far from his best, but still won 6-3 6-4 6-4 against 29-year-old Fucsovics, who was contesting his first Grand Slam quarter-final. The…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. As South African football’s most decorated club, Kaizer Chiefs understands better than most that a great team helps a club to win titles. But a great partnership helps a club to make history and build a legacy. There is a particular partnership that has served as the…
By Michael Vlismas. @SunshineTour. Louis de Jager qualified for his first Major when he successfully came through Final Qualifying for The Open at Royal St George's this July. The five-time Sunshine Tour winner reflects on this achievement as well as some of the challenges of being a touring professional during…
Staff Reporter. SA Rugby has confirmed that the planned second Test match between the Springboks and Georgia had been cancelled because of Covid-19 infections in both camps. The match was scheduled to take place at Emirates Airline Park on Friday night but, following a review by the Medical Advisory Group…
Staff Reporter. Chippa United has confirmed that they had signed Gavin Hunt as their new head coach, ahead of the 2021/22 season. Hunt has been out of a job since being sacked by Kaizer Chiefs at the end of May, with the side sitting in relegation danger, with just two…
Staff Reporter. Moroka Swallows striker Kagiso Malinga’s fine second half finish was enough to give Bafana Bafana. a 1-0 victory over Botswana in the opening match of their Cosafa Cup campaign. Bafana Bafana had been hit by plenty of withdrawals ahead of the tournament, and that was also missing head…
Staff Reporter. The Australian Grand Prix has been called off for the second year in a row because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Australian round of the MotoGP world championship, scheduled for 24 October, has also been cancelled. The Formula 1 event was due to take place from 19-21 November…
Staff Reporter. It will be Lionel Messi's Argentina against Neymar's Brazil in the Copa America final on Saturday. Argentina won its semifinal against Colombia 3-2 on penalties after three saves by goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez. Regular time ended 1-1 at the Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia on Tuesday. Argentina hasn't captured…
Staff Reporter. Italy reached the Euro 2020 final after keeping their nerve from the penalty spot to edge Spain 4-2 in a shootout following a compelling 1-1 draw after extra time on Tuesday. After Alvaro Morata's penalty was saved, Jorginho strolled up to score and set up a final with…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Sprint star Akani Simbine produced a memorable performance on Tuesday night, shattering the national and continental 100m records at the Istvan Gyulai Memorial in Szekesfehervar, Hungary. He completed the race in 9.84 seconds, outclassing a strong field, with Michael Rodgers of the United States taking second position…
Staff Reporter. The British and Irish Lions’ tour match against the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday has been postponed, while the Springboks’ second Test against Georgia, scheduled for Ellis Park on Friday, is expected to be called off. After a day of high drama, uncertainty and positive Covid tests,…
Staff Reporter. World number one Ashleigh Barty crushed fellow Australian Ajla Tomljanovic to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals for the first time. Barty, 25, won 6-1 6-3 and will play Angelique Kerber in the last four. Kerber, the 2018 Wimbledon champion, progressed after a convincing 6-2 6-3 win over Karolina Muchova.…
Staff Reporter. Mark Cavendish sprinted to his 33rd stage victory at the Tour de France to move within one win of Belgian legend Eddy Merckx's all-time record. The Manx rider, 36, held off Wout van Aert and Jasper Philipsen to win stage 10 in Valence after a perfect lead-out. Deceuninck-Quick-Step's…
Staff Reporter. Banyana Banyana star Thembi Kgatlana has signed for Spanish giants Atletico Madrid after leaving Eibar. The 25-year-old, who impressed last season while turning out for SD Eibar, has now been unveiled as an Atletico player, with a contract that runs up to 2024. "Thembi Kgatlana [May 2, 1995,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The British and Irish Lions are ready to "adapt" if Covid-19 cases in South Africa disrupt their tour, says defence coach Steve Tandy. The Springboks are isolating for the second time in eight days after a positive coronavirus test in the squad. There are also reports that…
Staff Reporter. Aryna Sabalenka reached her maiden Grand Slam semi-final with a straight-sets win over Ons Jabeur at Wimbledon. The Belarusian won 6-4 6-3 against Tunisia's Jabeur - the first Arab woman to reach the last eight at the All England Club. World number four Sabalenka, 23, will play Karolina…
Staff Reporter. Lucas Paqueta sent defending champions Brazil into the Copa America final with a first-half winner against Peru at the Nilton Santos Stadium. Neymar beat three defenders on the left before crossing for Paqueta to guide home the semi-final's only goal. Brazil, who have won the Copa America every…
Staff Reporter. @Wimbledon. Eight-time champion Roger Federer followed top seed Novak Djokovic into the Wimbledon quarter-finals as both eased through their last-16 matches. Djokovic, 34, continued his bid for a record-equalling 20th men's Grand Slam title with a 6-2 6-4 6-2 win against Chile's Cristian Garin. Federer, who holds the…
Staff Reporter. Bafana Bafana Head coach Helman Mkhalele and goalkeeper coach Lucky Shiburi are the latest in the Cosafa Cup squad to test positive for Covid-19. Team doctor Tshepo Molobi confirmed on Monday that the pair had been isolated after initial rapid testing, while they waited for the results from…
Staff Reporter. England fast bowler James Anderson took his 1,000th first-class wicket to help Lancashire skittle Kent for 74 inside a session at Emirates Old Trafford. Anderson took a wicket in each of his first three overs, then added four more in his 7-19 as Kent collapsed to 34-8 -…
Staff Reporter. In a virtual meeting of the CAA Southern Region 5 Executive Meeting held on 1 July 2021 and after much deliberation, a decision was taken to cancel the 2021 Athletics Season of the region, due to the non-availability of hosts and the ongoing battle against Covid 19 in…
Staff Reporter. World number one Ashleigh Barty reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the first time with a straight-set victory over Barbora Krejcikova. The Australian defeated French Open champion Krejcikova, making her first Wimbledon singles main draw appearance, 7-5 6-3. She will face British wildcard Emma Raducanu or compatriot Ajla Tomljanovic…
Staff Reporter. Tunisian 21st seed Ons Jabeur produced a stunning display to overcome Polish seventh seed Iga Swiatek and secure her first Wimbledon quarter-final. With the victory, Jabeur, 26, becomes the first Arab woman to reach the last eight at the All England Club. The world number 24 recovered from…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Springboks are isolating for the second time in eight days after a positive coronavirus test in the squad. The Springboks are due to play Georgia on Friday, with their three-Test series against the British and Irish Lions beginning on 24 July. The side previously suspended training on…
Staff Reporter. @GerhardDuraan. Orlando Pirates have confirmed four new signings for the club ahead of the 2021/22 DStv Premiership season. Goodman Mosele, 21,has signed a four-year contract as he completes a reported R8-million transfer from Baroka ahead of joining up with the South Africa U-23 squad for the 2020 Olympics.…
Staff Reporter. @GalloImages. Golden Arrows have announced Lehlohonolo Seema as their new head coach ahead of the 2021/22 DStv Premiership campaign. Seema, 41, succeeds Mandla Ncikazi in the position after his departure to Orlando Pirates last month and takes over the side the finished fourth in the league. Straight after…
Staff Reporter. Lucas Herbert of Australia with the trophy after winning the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf Championship at Mount Juliet Golf Club in Thomastown, Kilkenny. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile. -19 L Herbert (Aus); -16 R Karlberg (Swe); -15 J Veerman (US); -14 R Bland (Eng), R Ramsay (Sco), G…
Staff Reporter. England won their one-day international series against Sri Lanka 2-0 after the third match in Bristol was washed out. England, who also won the Twenty20 series 3-0, looked well-placed for another victory when they dismissed a sorry Sri Lanka cheaply once more - the tourists all out for…
Staff Reporter. Red Bull's Max Verstappen dominated at his team's own track for the second time in a week to take control of the drivers' championship. Verstappen's victory in the Austrian Grand Prix was his fourth in five races and moves him into a 32-point lead over title rival Lewis…
Staff Reporter. Australia's Ben O'Connor soloed to victory on stage nine of the Tour de France as Tadej Pogacar extended his overall race lead. O'Connor broke clear of Colombia's Sergio Higuita 17km from the summit of the final climb to the line in Tignes. The debutant briefly looked on course…
Staff Reporter. Crystal Palace have appointed Patrick Vieira to succeed Roy Hodgson as the Premier League club's manager. The former Arsenal captain emerged as Palace's preferred candidate after a lengthy process since Hodgson announced he was leaving the club on 18 May. The 45-year-old Frenchman has signed a three-year contract…
Staff Reporter. Hungry Lions FC were crowned champions of the 2020/21 ABC Motsepe National play-offs on Saturday after beating Platinum City Rovers 5-4 on penalties in the final of the tournament at Mbombela Stadium. The match had ended in a stalemate but Hungry Lions edged Platinum City Rovers on penalties…
Staff Reporter. @NBA. The Milwaukee Bucks reached the NBA Finals for the first time since 1974 by overcoming the Atlanta Hawks to win the Eastern Conference title. The Bucks earned a 118-107 victory in game six to claim the best-of-seven series 4-2. Khris Middleton scored 32 points and Jrue Holiday…
Staff Reporter. South Africa won their first T20I series since March 2019, and first in six series, by successfully defending the highest total of the five-match series against West Indies in Grenada. The victory earns coach Mark Boucher and captain Temba Bavuma their first T20I trophy and means South Africa…
Staff Reporter. Lionel Messi scored a free kick and served up two assists as Argentina beat Ecuador 3-0 on Saturday to set themselves up for a Copa America semifinal against Colombia. Messi missed a golden chance in the first half but set up Rodrigo De Paul five minutes before half-time…
Staff Reporter. @EURO2020. England are one win away from a first major tournament final since 1966 after thrashing Ukraine in Rome to reach the Euro 2020 semi-finals. Goals at the start of each half by Harry Kane and Harry Maguire helped set up a last-four meeting with Denmark at Wembley…
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