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By Anthony Moruthane. Kids from schools in Ekurhuleni posing for photos with Andre Homan (Tennis SA CEO), Kieran Fahy (CEO BNP Paribas CIB SA), Kgothatso Montjane (Rising Star Tennis ambassador), Regan Adams (RCS Group CEO), department of Basic Education and Sports, Arts, Culture representatives during the launch of the BNP…
Staff Reporter. Real Madrid are on their best unbeaten run in LaLiga against Osasuna (13 games since January 2011 - W9 D4), keeping three consecutive clean sheets against the Navarrese side for the first time (346 minutes without conceding since Unai García's goal in February 2020 at El Sadar). Should…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Former world No 1 Maria Sharapova on Tuesday used the occasion of her 35th birthday to announce that she was pregnant with her first child. The Russian five-time Grand Slam champion, shared the news on Instagram to her 4.2 million followers. "Precious beginnings!!!," she wrote alongside a…
Staff Reporter. Royal Challengers Bangalore moved up to second place in the Indian Premier League with their fifth win in seven matches on Tuesday and skipper Faf du Plessis said they can get even better with a little more contribution from the top order. Bangalore have made it to three…
Staff Reporter. Fulham crushed Preston to seal their Premier League return as Aleksandar Mitrovic's double took his season's tally to 40 goals. The Serbian striker netted twice in the first half, sandwiching an eye-catching strike by teenager Fabio Carvalho. Mitrovic was denied a hat-trick by Preston goalkeeper Daniel Iversen -…
Staff Reporter. Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving has been fined $50,000 (£38,000) by the NBA for "making obscene gestures on court and directing profane language to the stands" in their opening play-off game. The incidents occurred during the Nets' 115-114 defeat at the Boston Celtics on Sunday. The Boston crowd…
Staff Reporter. Liverpool moved top of the Premier League as they outclassed Manchester United at Anfield and dented the visitors' hopes of a top-four finish. The Reds, who started a point behind Manchester City, led when Luis Diaz stroked in Mohamed Salah's low cross. The home side continued to dominate…
Staff Reporter. Morocco and South Africa were paired together in a heavyweight group for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, which get under way in June but they might have one less country to contend with one the road to the finals in the Ivory Coast. Morocco are top seeds…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GalloImages. Gauteng Provincial government has revealed it will cost a whopping R84-million to demolish the remaining concrete stands of the HM Pitje stadium in Mamelodi, Pretoria. Over the years the stadium has been vandalised and steel stands were stolen for their metal value, while some community members…
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…
Staff Reporter. Cameroon's Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers and Greek-Nigerian Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee Bucks have been named 2021-22 NBA MVP finalists alongside reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets. All three are involved in the NBA playoffs which began at the weekend. Embiid sparked…
Staff Reporter. Proteas wicketkeeper-batter Heinrich Klaasen will lead South Africa A's one-dayers and T20 squads for their upcoming tour against Zimbabwe XI at Harare Sports Club. The tour will comprise three one-day and five T20 matches in Harare. The squads include domestic provincial stars such as Khaya Zondo, Theunis de…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and partner Georgina Rodriguez have announced the death of their baby boy, saying it is the "greatest pain that any parents can feel". The Portugal international, 37, and Rodriguez, 28, were expecting twins. Their baby girl survived, and they said her birth "gives…
By Michael Vlismas. The Big Easy Tour, the official development tour of the Sunshine Tour, has announced that leading technology company Altron will be its new title sponsor as part of a substantial investment in the next generation of South African professional golf talent, including more tournaments and greater prize…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Glasgow Warriors will land in South Africa on Tuesday with a squad that certainly doesn't lack international experience and also with plenty to gain from their two-match Vodacom United Rugby Championship tour. The Warriors start their tour by facing the DHL Stormers at DHL Stadium in…
Staff Reporter. Former tennis world No 1 Ash Barty has added fuel to speculation that her post-retirement sporting career will focus on golf by signing up for a series of exhibition tournaments featuring 23 other celebrities from the world of sport. Barty, who retired at the age of 25 last…
Staff Reporter. Cadiz handed Barcelona their second home loss in a row with a shock 1-0 win over the Catalans at the Camp Nou on Monday night. Barca were booted from the Europa League on Thursday after a 3-2 loss to Eintract Frankfurt saw them exit the competition 4-3 on…
Staff Reporter. Jos Buttler continued his stunning form at the Indian Premier League with his second century of this year's tournament for Rajasthan Royals. Buttler, the 2022 IPL's top run-scorer, hit 103 from 61 balls in a thrilling Royals' win over Kolkata Knight Riders. He became only the sixth player…
Staff Reporter. (Reuters) - Jordan Spieth hadn't won since Easter Sunday of 2021. His first career missed cut at the Masters raised reasonable questions about whether the three-time major winner was headed for another slump. But Spieth bounced back from his Masters letdown and won on Easter for the second…
Staff Reporter. Kenyans Peres Jepchirchir and Evans Chebet won the Boston Marathon women’s and men’s titles as the world’s oldest annual marathon returned to Patriots' Day for the first time since 2019. Jepchirchir consolidated her status as the world’s top female marathoner after winning the Olympics and New York City…
Staff Reporter. Rafael Nadal returned to training on Monday following a four-week rib injury layoff, with just over a month to go before the French Open in Roland Garros. "Today's first gentle workout after four weeks without stepping on a tennis court. What excitement to step onto clay again!" the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Bruno Fernandes (Twitter @utdreport). Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes is unhurt after being involved in a car crash on his way to training on Monday. No parties involved are understood to have sustained serious injuries and Fernandes, 27, has subsequently trained with the United squad as normal.…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates co-coach Mandla Ncikazi has lamented the hospitality his side received in Tanzania following their CAF Confederation Cup quarter-final first-leg defeat to Simba FC on Sunday. After managing a 0-0 draw in the first half of the tight contest, the Buccaneers gave away a penalty in the…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena said his side can bounce back from their loss to Petro Atletico in Angola in the African Champions League quarter-final. Having lost Saturday's first leg 2-1, Mokwena assured Sundowns supporters that their hopes of repeating their 2016 success are not over. "It reminds…
Staff Reporter. Argentina upset Olympic champions Fiji 29-10 to win the Vancouver leg of the World Rugby Sevens, their first win in the series since 2009. Marcos Moneta and Felipe Del Mestre scored two tries apiece for Argentina in the emotional triumph over a Fijian side coming off a victory…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - A Kylian Mbappe penalty proved decisive as Paris Saint-Germain beat bitter rivals Marseille 2-1 on Sunday, meaning they could clinch the Ligue 1 title this week. Mbappe converted from the spot in first-half stoppage time after the referee awarded a penalty for handball on a VAR…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Karim Benzema completed another incredible Real Madrid comeback on Sunday as they fought from two goals down to defeat Sevilla 3-2 in La Liga. After trailing Chelsea 3-0 on Tuesday only to secure their place in the Champions League semifinals, Madrid stunned Sevilla to seal the…
Staff Reporter. (Reuters) - PSV Eindhoven scored two goals in as many minutes early in the second half to overturn a halftime deficit and win the Dutch Cup with a 2-1 victory over Ajax Amsterdam on Sunday. Mexico international Erick Gutierrez equalised with a diving header in the 48th minute,…
By Brenden Nel. The Springbok Sevens team were blown out of the Vancouver Sevens by a Samoan whirlwind, as they went down 28-17 in their quarterfinal match. After dominating the opening few rounds of the HSBC World Series, the Blitzboks have been hit by injuries and had only 11 fit…
Staff Reporter. Yannick Carrasco scored the winning penalty with the last kick of the game as 10-man Atletico Madrid scraped past Espanyol 2-1 on Sunday in what could prove a crucial victory in the race for La Liga's top four. Atletico looked set to drop another two points at the…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat in the first leg of their CAF Confederation Cup quarterfinal tie away to Simba SC at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Sunday evening. The Buccaneers were beaten by Wekundu wa Msimbazi thanks to a penalty midway through the…
Staff Reporter. @AP. Dylan van Baarle won the fastest edition of the men's Paris-Roubaix to secure a first title in the race for Ineos Grenadiers. The Dutchman's sole attack with 19km to go saw him seal an emphatic victory in five hours 37 minutes. Wout van Aert finished 01:47secs behind…
By Phil McNulty. Chelsea set up a second Wembley meeting with Liverpool this season as they overcame Crystal Palace's stubborn resistance to reach the FA Cup final. Liverpool won the Carabao Cup final on penalties in February but Chelsea will have the chance for revenge as second-half goals from Ruben…
Staff Reporter. The race to win the GladAfrica Championship took another turn in Matchday 26, with a change of leadership at the top of the table through the course of eight matches played from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 April. The round opened on Friday evening at Athlone Stadium with…
Staff Reporter. Bayern Munich can secure a 10th straight Bundesliga title next weekend after they bounced back from their Champions League exit in midweek with a 3-0 win at Arminia Bielefeld on Sunday. An own goal by Bielefeld defender Jacob Laursen and strikes by Serge Gnabry and Jamal Musiala saw…
Staff Reporter. West Ham came from behind to dent managerless Burnley's hopes of avoiding relegation from the Premier League in a match tainted by Ashley Westwood's injury. Tomas Soucek equalised from close range to cancel out Wout Weghorst's opener as West Ham extended their unbeaten home run to eight games…
By Neil Manthorp Aiden Markram guided the Sunrisers Hyderabad to a straightforward victory by seven-wickets with an unbeaten 41 from 27 deliveries in their IPL match against the Punjab Kings at the DY Patil Sports Academy Ground in Mumbai on Sunday. Replying to a modest 151 all Markram and Trinidadian…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Stefanos Tsitsipas successfully defended his Monte Carlo Masters title with a hard-fought 6-3, 7-6 (7/3) victory over Spain's Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in Sunday's final. Third seed Tsitsipas hammered 21 winners and made only 11 unforced errors in the Monaco sunshine to win in an hour and…
Staff Reporter. Chippa United claimed their first home win of the DStv Premiership season with a 1-0 victory over Stellenbosch FC at Sisa Dukashe Stadium on Sunday Sammy Seabi's second-half strike sees the Chilli Boys take a major stride toward securing safety, moving five points clear of the relegation zone…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Raja Casablanca goalkeeper Anas Zniti saved a penalty in Egypt to boost the chances of the Moroccan club dethroning CAF Champions League holders Al Ahly, despite a 2-1 loss in their quarterfinal first leg. Reduced to 10 men in Cairo before the spot-kick after Marouane Hadhoudi…
Staff Reporter. Ralf Rangnick says Manchester United will be fortunate to even get a point against in-form Liverpool on Tuesday if they show the same defensive frailties they did in the 3-2 win over struggling Norwich. Interim manager Rangnick's pessimism came despite United's chances of securing Champions League football next…
Staff Reporter. Jamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah crosses the finish line of the women's 100m semi-finals at the Golden Games in Walnut, California (AFP/Katharine Lotze) (Katharine Lotze). Jamaica's two-time Olympic gold medallist Elaine Thompson-Herah clocked the fastest 100m in the world this year at 10.89sec at the Golden Games at Walnut, California.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Gerda Steyn has spectacularly claimed a record-breaking third consecutive Two Oceans Marathon title in Cape Town on a sunny Sunday morning. Steyn was simply spectacular, securing her third straight victory at the popular race by storming home in 3:29:42 as she broke the women's record of 3:30:36…
Staff Reporter. Stephen Curry returned from injury to help the Golden State Warriors to an easy 123-107 victory over the Denver Nuggets in their opening game of the NBA play-offs. Curry had missed the past 12 games with a sprained ankle ligament but added 16 points in 22 minutes off…
Staff Reporter. The first-leg matches of the CAF Champions League quarterfinals wrapped up early on Sunday morning and all four ties remain too close to call, though Wydad Casablanca look most likely to progress after claiming a win on the road. WAC defeated hosts CR Belouizdad 1-0 in Algiers thanks…
By Brenden Nel. Canada's spirited second half performance gave the Blitzboks a massive scare in their second Pool C game at the Vancouver Sevens on Saturday night, but a late try by Selvyn Davids saw the Blitzboks sneak home 19-14 and stay unbeaten. After going 12-0 up by halftime, the…
Staff Reporter. Kaizer Chiefs failed to take advantage of Royal AM's slip up as they suffered a 1-0 defeat to SuperSport United on Saturday night at the FNB Stadium. Overall on the night, it had been Stuart Baxter's side who had the better of the chances, but they were punished…
Staff Reporter. Mamelodi Sundowns suffered a 2-1 loss to Petro Atletico side during the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal clash at a hot and humid Estádio 11 de Novembro on Saturday. Sundowns scored in the fourth minute of added time, Neo Maema curling a brilliant ball into the…
By Brenden Nel. The South African Sevens side bounced back from their disappointment in Singapore with a strong opening win in the Vancouver Sevens on Saturday evening, beating Spain 31-12. The Blitzboks had suffered three consecutive losses in Singapore, ending a 36 match unbeaten run and then crashing out of…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas brushed aside Alexander Zverev on Saturday to set up a Monte Carlo Masters final against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, the conqueror of world No 1 Novak Djokovic. Greek world No 5 Tsitsipas beat third-ranked Zverev 6-4, 6-2, showing no ill effects of a…
By Phil McNulty. Liverpool survived a late scare to remain on course for an historic quadruple as they reached the FA Cup final with victory over Manchester City at Wembley. If last Sunday's Premier League meeting between the clubs was a classic, this semi-final was effectively decided in a one-sided…
By Matthew Howarth. Arsenal missed the chance to move level on points with fourth-placed Tottenham as Southampton won at St Mary's to inflict a third successive defeat on Mikel Arteta's team. Jan Bednarek scored the game's only goal late in the first half after the Gunners had failed to adequately…
Staff Reporter. Erling Haaland netted twice to end his mini dry spell as Borussia Dortmund hammered Wolfsburg 6-1 on Saturday ahead of next weekend's Bundesliga showdown against leaders Bayern Munich. Haaland, 21, who is widely tipped to leave Dortmund at the end of the season, netted twice in emphatic style…
Staff Reporter. AmaZulu maintained their winning start under Brandon Truter after defeating KwaZulu-Natal rivals Maritzburg United 1-0 on Saturday afternoon. Usuthu remained seventh on the league standings despite recording their first win over the Team of Choice since March 2014, but they are now a point behind sixth-placed Stellenbosch. The…
Staff Reporter. An 89th-minute goal from Leandro Trossard handed Brighton a 1-0 victory against Tottenham Hotspur at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday, dealing a blow to Spurs' top-four chances. Brighton looked spirited compared to a sluggish Spurs side, and dominated through large spells of the match. Spurs struggled to…
Staff Reporter. The Atlanta Hawks and New Orleans Pelicans clinched the final spots in the NBA play-offs with victories in their deciding play-in games on Friday. The Hawks' Trae Young scored 32 of his game-high 38 points in the second half to inspire his side to a 107-101 victory over…
Staff Reporter. Esperance de Tunis were frustrated by ES Setif in their 0-0 first leg CAF Champions League quarter-final draw at the Stade du 5 Juliet in Algiers on Friday night. There were chances on either side, but none of the two was clinical enough as the two take the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Moses Tarakinyu and Fortunate Chidzivo claimed the top spot in the men's and woman's categories at Saturday’s Totalsports Two Oceans 21km Half Marathon. The Half Marathon was added to the event in 1998 and attracts a sold-out field year on year. South Africa's Elroy Gelant, the defending…
Staff Reporter. AS Monaco moved up to fourth in Ligue 1 after goals by Vanderson, Wissam Ben Yedder and Myron Boadu gave them a 3-2 victory at Stade Rennais on Friday, bringing them a step closer to sealing a spot in Europe next season. Rennes midfielder Flavien Tait opened the…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick said he has no regrets about taking the Old Trafford job but the German is not happy with what his team has achieved so far. United have won three of their last 12 matches in all competitions and are seventh in the…
Staff Reporter. AC Milan will stay top of Serie A this weekend thanks to Friday's 2-0 win over struggling Genoa after Inter Milan struck first with a 3-1 victory at Spezia. Milan, who are reportedly to be sold to Bahrain based investment firm Investcorp, reclaimed the summit after briefly being…
Staff Reporter. (AFP) - Alexander Zverev battled past Italy's Jannik Sinner to reach the Monte Carlo semifinals for the second time on Friday with Alejandro Davidovich Fokina and Grigor Dimitrov also advancing to a last-four showdown. Second-seeded Zverev won through 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) against the 12th-ranked Italian in just…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic said on Friday he will leave the Premier League club at the end of the season, bringing an end to his five-year spell at Old Trafford. Serbian international Matic, who is under contract at United until 2023, has made 26 appearances across…
Staff Reporter. The Blues have overcome the Crusaders 27-23 in a match between the top-ranked New Zealand teams in Super Rugby Pacific on Friday, claiming their first win in Christchurch in 18 years. The Crusaders lost lock and captain Scott Barrett to a red card in the 46th minute when…
Staff Reporter. The Toyota Cheetahs fought back from a halftime deficit to score three second-half tries that clinched them a thrilling 28-21 Carling Currie Cup win over DHL Western Province in a pulsating and entertaining game in Cape Town on Easter Friday. The results sees the Cheetahs cut the deficit…
By Neil Manthorp. Rahul Tripathi and Aiden Markram scored half centuries to ease the Sunrisers Hyderabad to a straightforward victory by seven wickets with 13 balls to spare in their IPL match against the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Brabourne Cricket Stadium in Mumbai on Friday. Tripathi smashed 71 from…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is unsure whether Kevin de Bruyne and Kyle Walker will be fit to play in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final at Wembley. The pair were substituted after suffering leg injuries in Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final second leg tie at Atletico Madrid. They have not…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Bryson DeChambeau has had successful wrist surgery after being unable "to compete at golf's highest level" since breaking it earlier this year. The big-hitting American, 28, fractured a bone in his hand and injured his hip when he slipped on a marble floor while playing table tennis…
Staff Reporter. Orlando Pirates will face a tough test of their mettle when they face hosts Simba SC in Dar es Salaam for a first-leg Caf Confederation Cup quarterfinal match on the evening of Sunday 17 April. Kick-off at Tanzania’s Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium is set for 6pm CAT. Pirates…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Burnley have sacked manager Sean Dyche with eight games left of their season in the Premier League. The club have parted company with the 50 year-old - the longest-serving manager in the Premier League - following the disappointing 2-0 defeat to Norwich last weekend. Dyche, who has…
Staff Reporter. The CAF Champions League will see four quarterfinal, first-leg matches played across the African continent on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 April, as the continent's premier club competition begins the business end of its 2021-22 edition. The action gets under way at Stade du 5 Juillet in Algiers…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Joe Root is stepping down as England's test captain, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Friday. Root's decision comes after the 1-0 test series defeat to West Indies last month, and a 4-0 Ashes loss to Australia. "After returning from the Caribbean tour and…
Staff Reporter. SuperSport United begin the post-Kaitano Tembo era with a trip to the FNB Stadium for a DStv Premiership encounter against Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday. Tembo was sacked by United on Tuesday to bring an end to his 23-year association with the club, who appointed Andre Arendse as his…
Staff Reporter. Jose Mourinho's Roma moved through to a semi-final clash with Leicester City by thrashing Norwegian minnows Bodo/Glimt 4-0. It was revenge for the capital club after an embarrassing 6-1 thumping by Bodo/Glimt in the group stage and the defeat last week in an ill-tempered clash. The Giallorossi trailed…
Staff Reporter. Eintracht Frankfurt stunned Barcelona with a dramatic victory at the Nou Camp to set up a Europa League semi-final against West Ham. The result sees the Bundesliga side advance to the semifinals on the back of a 4-3 aggregate win across the two legs, while Barca's hopes of…
By Alex Bysouth. Ricardo Pereira scored a late winner as Leicester City produced a superb comeback to beat PSV Eindhoven in the Europa Conference League and reach the club's first European semi-final. After a goalless first leg at King Power Stadium, Eran Zahavi pounced on a mistake by Youri Tielemans…
Staff Reporter. Manchester United have appointed the architects who designed Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to draw up plans for the redevelopment of Old Trafford. Architect firm Populous and management consultants Legends International will work together with the aim of increasing the stadium's capacity. Both companies worked on Tottenham's 63,000-seater stadium which…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The ongoing matter between Kaizer Chiefs and the Premier Soccer League (PSL) over missed fixtures will go to court on 10 May. The matter started in December after Chiefs failed to pitch for games against Golden Arrows and Cape Town City due to a reported Covid-19 outbreak…
Staff Reporter. Hanru Sirgel in action for Griquas against the Lions. Picture: Gallo Images. It was an extremely tight match with the Griquas needing a last-minute try to claim a thrilling 23-17 win over the Lions in their Currie Cup match up at Wits University in Johannesburg on Thursday afternoon.…
Staff Reporter. Tiger Woods has been added to a star-studded field for the JP McManus Pro-Am at Adare Manor. The 15-time major winner will play the two-day event in the Republic of Ireland on 4-5 July - less than two weeks before the Open Championship. Woods stated his intention to…
Staff Reporter. Jerome Paarwater has expressed his unhappiness with Western Province's results in the Currie Cup this season, while also building up the clash between Juan de Jongh and Frans Steyn on Friday. In the standout fixture in the Currie Cup this weekend, WP will host the Free State Cheetahs…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Vodacom United Rugby Championship has given a sneak preview of what to expect in their second season of competition and it's all about celebrating the different cultures, enhancing the stadium experience, and "gamifying" rugby in the digital space to reach a younger audience. With this year's…
By Shawn Belluigi. Caption:Tournament Ambassadors Victor Matfield and Dumisani Chauke. Kimberley, 13 April 2022: South Africa's top sporting schools are preparing their squads for the 2022 Absa Wildeklawer Schools Sports Tournament, taking place in Kimberley, Northern Cape, between the 24th of April and 2nd of May 2022. Primary and high…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Robert Lewandowski will hope to find the net against DSC Arminia Bielefeld for the first time this season to edge FC Bayern München closer to a record extending 10th Bundesliga title while top-four chasing Bayer 04 Leverkusen and RB Leipzig go toe-to-toe in the headline game of…
Staff Reporter. Former Colombia captain Freddy Rincon has died after suffering severe head injuries in a car crash. The 55-year-old was driving a car that collided with a bus early on Monday in Cali, Colombia. Former Real Madrid midfielder Rincon scored 17 goals for Colombia and played at the 1990,…
Staff Reporter. Golden Arrows have 'amicably' parted ways with head coach Lehlohonolo Seema, the club announced on Wednesday afternoon. The club said Vusumuzi Vilakazi and Mabuthi Khenyeza will take charge of the club as caretaker coaches. "Lamontville Golden Arrows and Lehlohonolo Seema have amicably parted ways with immediate effect. Vusumuzi…
Staff Reporter. Manchester City produced a mature and disciplined performance to hold off the challenge of Atletico Madrid - and set up a Champions League semi-final showdown with the Spanish side's city rivals Real. Knowing a clean sheet would be enough to seal the tie, City kept their cool in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GettyImages. US track and field great Allyson Felix confirmed on Wednesday she will retire this year, bringing the curtain down on a career that spanned three decades and included a record-setting 11 Olympic medals. The 36-year-old said in an Instagram post she planned to embark on her…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Kenyan sprinter Ferdinand "The Beast from the East" Omanyala defeated South Africa's two-time Olympic finalist Akani Simbine in the 100m final in Germiston on Wednesday night. In the highlight of the fourth Grand Prix meet of the season, the African record holder clocked 9.98 seconds to beat…
Staff Reporter. Kenyan long-distance runner Joyce Chepkirui has been banned for four years for an athlete biological passport (ABP) violation. The 33-year-old won the 10,000m at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 and also took the African title over the same distance in Marrakech that year. Chepkirui has been…
Staff Reporter. Pretoria University have risen to the top of the GladAfrica Championship standings after claiming a clutch win over former leaders Richards Bay in the key result of a midweek round of matches on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 April. AmaTuks leapfrogged the Natal Rich Boyz thanks to a…
Staff Reporter. Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn has dismissed as "nonsense" reports that their top-scoring striker Robert Lewandowski could leave when the season finishes next month. Lewandowski chalking up his 47th goal this season in Tuesday's 1-1 draw at home to Villarreal which saw Bayern knocked out of the Champions…
Staff Reporter. Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte has tested positive for Covid-19 but is expected to return to the dugout for this weekend's game, the Premier League club said on Wednesday. Spurs host Brighton & Hove Albion in the league on Saturday. The Italian was on the sidelines when they…
By Rebecca Adams. File: Nicholas Dlamini of Team Dimension Data during the 2019 Tour Down Under Classic in Adelaide, Australia. (Photograph by Tim de Waele/Getty Images). When they became the first ever African cycling team to gain a UCI World Tour licence in 2016, Team Qhubeka seemed to be going…
Staff Reporter. Andrew McDonald has been appointed head coach of Australia in all three formats for the next four years after overseeing their test series victory in Pakistan in a caretaker role. McDonald had served as an assistant under Justin Langer since 2019 and took the reins in Pakistan after…
Staff Reporter. Thomas Tuchel says there are "no regrets" after holders Chelsea were knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid in a classic clash. Trailing 3-1 from the first leg, the Blues forced extra time against the record 13-time winners at the Bernabeu before losing 5-4 on aggregate.…
Staff Reporter. Novak Djokovic's lack of match fitness caught up with him at the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday as the world No 1 exited the event at the hands of Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. The Serb, playing in just his second event of the year, made 51 unforced errors in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GalloImages. Orlando Pirates have released a statement confirming that defender Paseka Mako is in a stable condition. Mako was rushed to hospital after colliding with goalkeeper Richard Ofori during their DStv Premiership match against Baroka FC on Tuesday at the Peter Mokaba Stadium. As a result of…
Staff Reporter. Chelsea's reign as European champions came to an agonising end despite beating Real Madrid on a night of high drama at the Bernabeu Stadium. In a Champions League epic, Mason Mount's wonderful finish and Antonio Rudiger's powerful header wiped out Real's 3-1 first-leg advantage and brought the quarter-final…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and former Uefa president Michel Platini will go on trial in Switzerland in June to face corruption charges. Swiss prosecutors say Blatter unlawfully arranged a transfer of 2m Swiss francs (£1.6m) to Platini in 2011. Blatter and Platini - who were indicted…
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