Djokovic back on top as old guard refuse to let go

18 December 2018, 6:13 PM
Young German Alexander Zverev’s breakthrough title at the ATP Finals in London last month brought the future into focus but the year ended with men’s tennis in the grip of a block of 30 somethings led by a resurgent Novak Djokovic.
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India's Murali Vijay is bowled out
Opening woes continue to blight India Down Under 19 December 2018, 11:16 AM

Captain Virat Kohli has thrown his weight behind India's struggling openers, but the tourists' defeat in Perth showed they have yet to find a solution to their top order woes.

Carmen Lopez surfing
Blind surfer pursues her dreams despite disability 18 December 2018, 7:48 PM

A blind, 21-year-old Spanish surfer won't let her disability stand in the way of her dreams.

Lewis Hamilton
Hamilton and Mercedes shift from fourth to fifth 18 December 2018, 4:54 PM

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes won their fifth Formula One championships in 2018 but, even if nothing actually changed at the top, the season at least added an exciting twist to the same old story.

FIFA bans Gambia football head for 4 years for corruption 18 December 2018, 4:22 PM

FIFA has banned Seedy Kinteh, former president of the Gambia Football Federation, from all football activities for four years after finding him guilty of bribery and corruption, world soccer’s governing body said on Tuesday.

Manchester United sacks Mourinho 18 December 2018, 2:31 PM

Manchester United have sacked manager Jose Mourinho after their worst start to a season in almost 30 years, the club announced on Tuesday.

Australia's Mitchell Starc reacts after dismissing India's Cheteshwar Pujara.
Australia level series against India with 146-run victory 18 December 2018, 7:03 AM

Australia cleaned up India's lower order through a barrage of hostile bowling before lunch on the fifth day to secure a series-leveling 146-run victory in the second test.

Chairman Khurishi Mphahlele holding the trophy
Baroka Football Club parades Telkom Knockout trophy 17 December 2018, 5:03 PM

Supporters of Baroka FC, have had an opportunity to interact with their heroes at Ga-Mphahlele, outside Lebowakgomo in Limpopo.

Virat Kohli
Kohli shows his class at Perth 16 December 2018, 5:37 PM

Virat Kohli has proved time and again he can be pretty vocal but on Sunday the Indian captain let his bat do the talking with a sublime century on day three of the second test against Australia.

Afghanistan asks FIFA for evidence of abuse against women footballers 16 December 2018, 2:31 PM

Afghanistan's attorney general on Sunday called on football's world governing body FIFA to share evidence about allegations of sexual and physical abuse against the women's national team.

Race
Gugulethu 2019 Race aims to bring diverse groups together 16 December 2018, 11:47 AM

The Gugulethu Reconciliation Race has kicked off this year with young and old taking to the streets of the township.

Alvarez overwhelms Fielding in third for supermiddlweight title 16 December 2018, 8:57 AM

Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez brutally overpowered England's Rocky Fielding with a dominant display on his New York City debut Saturday to become a three-weight world champion.

Luka Modric
Modric criticizes Cristiano and Messi no show at awards ceremony 15 December 2018, 7:20 PM

Ballon d'Or winner Luka Modric has criticised Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for choosing not to attend this month's ceremony where he was given the award, saying their decision was unfair to fellow players and voters.

Setloboko with hand raised on the pitch
SA football mourns death of referee Eketsang Setloboko 15 December 2018, 3:16 PM

Condolences are pouring in for national panel referee Eketsang Setloboko.

Kohli, Pujara settle India after shaky start 15 December 2018, 11:45 AM

Captain Virat Kohli and in-form Cheteshwar Pujara resisted an Australian bowling onslaught in the middle session on day two, digging India out of a shaky start in the second test on Saturday.

Australia all out for 326 in 2nd India Test 15 December 2018, 6:25 AM

Australia were all out for 326 in their first innings Saturday in the second Test against India in Perth, adding just 49 runs to their overnight total.

A soccer ball and net
SAFA ready to submit bidding documents for Cup of Nations 14 December 2018, 8:00 PM

Paul says it is almost certain that South Africa will bid to host the tournament after successful talks with government the past few weeks.

Alain Giresse
Giresse named new Tunisia coach 14 December 2018, 5:46 PM

Former France international Alain Giresse was named Tunisia coach by the country’s football Federation on Thursday after signing an 18-month deal.

Chad le Clos in the pool
Chad le Clos wins semi-final 14 December 2018, 3:51 PM

South Africa's Chad le Clos has won his 50 metres butterfly semi-final, after clocking a time of 22-point-three-four second, the second fastest time overall.

SAFA to submit bid to host Afcon 2019 14 December 2018, 1:06 PM

The South African Football Association will submit documents on Friday expressing its interest to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Jack Wilshere.
West Ham’s Wilshere faces spell out due to ankle injury 14 December 2018, 10:13 AM

West Ham United midfielder Jack Wilshere has sustained an ankle injury, putting him in doubt for a busy run of Premier League fixtures for December.

Nehe Milner-Skudder
World Cup winner Milner-Skudder to join French side Toulon 14 December 2018, 6:31 AM

New Zealand's Nehe Milner-Skudder has decided to join French club Toulon at the conclusion of the upcoming Super Rugby season, ruling him out of next year's World Cup in Japan.

Cape Town Blitz eager to clinch Mzansi Super League title 13 December 2018, 8:53 PM

The Cape Town Blitz will host the inaugural Mzansi Super League final at Newlands on Sunday after topping the league standings.

Amajita clinch Cosafa championship 13 December 2018, 8:45 PM

South Africa have successfully defended their Cosafa under-20 championship title. Amajita had to dig deep to beat Zimbabwe in the rain in Kitwe, Zambia.

Mauricio Pochettino
Pochettino hopes to play last 16 at new stadium 13 December 2018, 7:35 PM

Mauricio Pochettino hopes his Tottenham Hotspur side's qualification for the Champions League last 16 against the odds will be rewarded with a memorable first European night at their new stadium in February.

Barca visit Levante with Dembele in spotlight again 13 December 2018, 5:05 PM

La Liga leaders Barcelona visit Levante on Sunday with the cloud of in-form Ousmane Dembele’s latest misdemeanour hanging over them.

Amazulu relegation woes ease 13 December 2018, 3:10 PM

The win sees Usuthu move up four places to 11th on the log with 13 points from as many matches.

Tim Payne
Payne says he’s fit for Aussie second test against India 13 December 2018, 11:52 AM

Australia skipper Tim Paine declared himself fit and ready to go for the second test against India on Thursday, with the hosts naming an unchanged side for the Perth Stadium clash.

Man City win group as Sane double sinks Hoffenheim 13 December 2018, 6:43 AM

Manchester City battled back to winning ways, coming from a goal down to overwhelm Hoffenheim 2-1 in the Champions League with a brilliant Leroy Sane double that ensured they progressed to the last-16 as winners of Group F on Wednesday.

Morocco will not host 2019 Africa Cup of Nations: minister 12 December 2018, 9:32 PM

Morocco will not be a candidate to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after Cameroon was stripped of the tournament, the country's sports minister Rachid Talbi Alami said on Wednesday.

Boxing SA
SA boxing mourns Gabula “The Tiger” ape 12 December 2018, 9:05 PM

The boxing fraternity is mourning the death of former boxing champion, Gabula "The Tiger" Vabaza, in East London.