Australian Open ‘likely’ to be postponed by ‘one or two weeks’

Next year’s Australian Open will “likely” be postponed by “one or two weeks”, according to an announcement by the state government in Victoria, Australia on Wednesday. The tournament, the first tennis grand slam of the year, is currently scheduled to get underway on January 18 with the women’s and men’s singles finals taking place on […]

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Ex-Bafana coach Gordon Igesund remembers Anele Ngcongca: ‘his death has devastated me’

Johannesburg – Former Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund has remembered Anele Ngcongca as a dedicated, disciplined and organised human being who always looked after people around him. Ngcongca died in a car crash in northern KwaZulu- Natal on Monday morning and it is understood that the vehicle he was travelling in was heading towards Durban […]

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Fifa bans CAF president Ahmad for five years for financial misconduct

Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad Ahmad banned by world football governing body Fifa for five years for financial misconduct. In a statement, Fifa said that the investigation covered Ahmad’s conduct in his position as Caf president during the period from 2017 to 2019. It was related to various Caf-related governance issues, including the […]

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Sharks vs Stormers game cancelled due to Covid-19 outbreak

Cape Town – The Super Rugby Unlocked game between the Sharks and the Stormers that was supposed to take place on Saturday has been cancelled due to a Covid-19 outbreak at the Durban side. The outbreak has arisen after positive Covid-19 tests among the Sharks tight-head props, something that hasn’t made SA Rugby chief executive […]

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Mayweather returns to ring for Feb 2021 Tokyo bout

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather will return to the ring with a fight in Tokyo in February 2021, said organisers on Monday, but who he will fight and under what rules was left unclear. The retired former champion had already dropped hints about the fight, which follows a widely ridiculed 2018 “exhibition” match against Japanese kickboxer, […]

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Pumas pack in quarantine for after positive Covid-19 tests

Johannesburg – The match between the Lions and Pumas on Saturday at Emirates Airline Park has been postponed due to Covid-19 protocols, it was announced by SA Rugby on Friday. The postponement is due to two positives tests returning to Pumas on Friday morning, after earlier in the week one player from the Nelspruit-based team […]

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Stormers pick Springboks front row, Kade Wolhuter on extended bench

Cape Town – The Stormers have made five changes to their starting line-up for their Super rugby Unlocked clash against the Cheetahs at Newlands on Saturday (kick-off 7pm). Four of the changes are rotational and one injury-enforced. In the backline, Sevens star Ruhan Nel comes in Edwill van der Merwe – who picked up a […]

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Bulls fetcher Marco van Staden not just there to get Jake White a beer

Johannesburg – It’s 2006, and Jake White was feeling the heat for refusing to pick Luke Watson in the Springbok team. This writer once asked him at a press conference about why he wasn’t picking a fetcher flank like Watson, and his obsession with big loose forwards who can jump in the line-outs. White’s response […]

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Another injury blow for Gianni Lombard after electric Lions display

Johannesburg – Just as he was generating a modicum of his final form, and setting tongues-a-wagging about his performances, it has been confirmed that Gianni Lombard will play no further part this season after sustaining a long-term injury. The Lions released the news on Monday, revealing that the dynamic 22-year-old had ruptured his right ACL […]

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Sundowns’ coaches emerge from baptism of fire and embrace titles as ‘Shadrack, Meshach and Abednego’

Johannesburg – It appears that the Mamelodi Sundowns coaching trio of Manqoba Mngqithi, Rulani Baloyi and Steve Komphela have embraced their collective nickname mischievously titled to them from the fans of “Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego”. Fans trolled the three coaches on social media after they lost their first match in charge to Bloemfontein Celtic in […]

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