Pakistan PM tells cricket team to banish fear of losing

16 June 2019, 1:04 PM
India and Pakistan go head-to-head in a World Cup blockbuster at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, in a match expected to be watched on television around the world by over one billion people.
Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan speaks with party leaders at his home in Bani Gala, outside Islamabad, Pakistan.
Carli Llyod
USA walk past Chile 3-0 16 June 2019, 8:36 PM

The USA looked like they were going to repeat their historic feast of five days ago when they beat Thailand 13-0. The Defending World Cup champions however did beat Chile 3-0, in their Group F match played at the Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris, France.

Semenya refutes reports she shunned Rabat race 16 June 2019, 6:39 AM

Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya's representatives have reacted angrily after the organiser of the Diamond League event in Morocco said the Olympic champion had refused an invitation to run the 800 metres in Rabat.

Morale boost for Proteas as they thrash Afghanistan 15 June 2019, 9:03 PM

The Proteas have recorded their first win at the 2019 Cricket World Cup with a clinical win over Afghanistan. Chasing a very moderate 127 run (D/L) target , the Proteas got the runs in the 27th over, only for the loss of Quinton De Kock . 

Luckanyo Am
Sharks qualify for play-offs 15 June 2019, 6:44 PM

The Sharks have qualified for the Super Rugby play-offs at the expense of the Stormers.

Brumbies, Hurricanes brimming with confidence after victories 15 June 2019, 4:10 PM

The ACT Brumbies and Wellington Hurricanes will head into the Super Rugby playoffs brimming with confidence after claiming rousing wins in their final round matches on Saturday.

Sri Lanka to bowl first against Australia 15 June 2019, 1:03 PM

Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne won the toss and elected bowl in Saturday's World Cup match against holders Australia.

Caster Semenya
Caster Semenya declines Rabat 800m race 15 June 2019, 11:23 AM

Olympic champion Caster Semenya will not run her specialist 800m distance at Rabat on Sunday despite having received an invitation to do so, in the latest twist of her bitter court battle over gender rules.

Gary Woodland celebrates after making a birdie on the fifth hole during the second round of the 2019 U.S. Open golf tournament at Pebble Beach Golf Links.
On fire Woodland takes US Open lead, Tiger fumes 15 June 2019, 11:08 AM

Gary Woodland shot out of the US Open woodwork with an error-free six-under 65 to steal the halfway lead from Justin Rose.

Stephen Larkham
Larkham appointed senior coach at Munster 15 June 2019, 9:17 AM

Former World Cup-winner Stephen Larkham has been appointed senior coach at Irish powerhouse Munster, with Rugby Australia Saturday saying it will help in his dream of one day coaching the Wallabies.

Zim’s most successful coach heading to third AFCON 14 June 2019, 9:02 PM

This has been a big week for Orlando Pirates and Zimbabwean international utility player Marshall Munetsi, after he completed a move French Ligue 1 giants Stade de Reims.

Lions play-offs fate in their hands going to Bulls at Loftus – De Bruin 14 June 2019, 8:40 PM

Emirates Lions coach Swys de Bruin has lamented that they are going to Loftus on Saturday to take on the Vodacom Bulls knowing very well that the need a victory to ensure their Vodacom Super Rugby play-offs spot.

Pressure on Egypt at AFCON: Billiat 14 June 2019, 7:21 PM

Pressure will be on Egypt next Friday when they open the 32nd edition of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament against Zimbabwe at the Cairo stadium.

Semenya to compete in IAAF Diamond League meeting in Morocco 14 June 2019, 6:58 PM

Organisers of Sunday's IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rabat in Morocco, have made a u-turn and extended an invitation to South Africa's 800 metres Olympic Games gold medallist and World Champion, Caster Semenya.

Make or break for Sharks in Cape Town 14 June 2019, 3:09 PM

It is make or break for the Sharks as they face the Stormers this weekend in their final Super Rugby game of the campaign.

Caster Semenya
Semenya wants answers on why she has been denied entry into IAAF 14 June 2019, 11:54 AM

World Athletics and Olympic 800m champion, Caster Semenya says she wants answers on why she has been denied entry into Sunday's IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rabat in Morocco.

Former Juventus boss Allegri wants year off from football 14 June 2019, 11:22 AM

Former Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri has said he needs to recharge his batteries and will take a year off from football before returning to management.

Semenya denied entry into Rabat 800 metres race 14 June 2019, 9:08 AM

Caster Semenya has been denied participation in her favoured 800 metres race in Morocco, the athlete said on Thursday, despite Switzerland’s highest court rejecting an IAAF request for eligibility regulations to be reimposed on the South African.

Caster Semenya
White supremacy is appearing again in athletics: Law expert 14 June 2019, 7:44 AM

Prof Steve Cornelius, Head of the Department of Private Law at the University of Pretoria and former member of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Disciplinary Tribunal says white supremacy is appearing again in athletics.

Tiger Woods
Woods ‘fighting and hanging on’ at US Open 14 June 2019, 6:32 AM

Tiger Woods didn't join the US Open birdie bonanza on Thursday, his "typical Pebble Beach" round of one-under par 70 putting him five off the pace of England's Justin Rose.

Waqar Younis
Younis expects Pakistan to recall Shadab for India clash 14 June 2019, 6:25 AM

Former Pakistan fast bowler Waqar Younis expects his team to bring back leg-spinner Shadab Khan for Sunday's clash against arch-rivals India in Manchester to revive their World Cup campaign.

SA men’s hockey team hopeful of 2020 Olympic qualification 13 June 2019, 7:45 PM

South Africa men’s hockey team is seeing a revival as they pulled another hard fought victory over Russia 2-1 in a crossover quarter-final FIH Series match played on Thursday in Bhubaneswar, India.

Munetsi’s move to French club is well deserved: Pirate’s Chikoya 13 June 2019, 7:19 PM

Orlando Pirates and Zimbabwean legend Innocent Chikoya has reacted to the transfer of his fellow countryman Marshall Munetsi who was sold by the Buccaneers to French Ligue 1 club Stade de Reims earlier this week.

Scotland optimistic of reaching last 16 at Women’s World Cup 13 June 2019, 6:49 PM

Shelley Kerr says her Scotland team remain optimistic they can make it beyond the group stage at their debut women's World Cup as they prepare to face former champions Japan on Friday.

Squash wonderkid Malinga to represent Northerns in U-16 tournament 13 June 2019, 5:18 PM

Squash wonder kid Awande Malinga is gearing up for the upcoming U-16 Interprovincial (IPT) tournament to take place in Bloemfontein on the 15th till the 19th of June. 

De Allende and Senatla back for the Stormers 13 June 2019, 5:13 PM

Stormers coach Robbie Fleck is pleased to have Springbok Damian De Allende and Blitzboks star Seabelo Senatla back for his team, as the Stormers prepare to host the Sharks in a must-win Super Rugby game at Newlands on Saturday.

Surprise Ralani’s goodwill games kick-off on Friday 13 June 2019, 3:40 PM

Cape Town City winger Bradley Ralani, known as Surprise Ralani, will be hosting a soccer tournament in his home town of Kimberley in the Northern Cape.

Ghana united for AFCON despite captaincy debacle – Ofori 13 June 2019, 3:27 PM

Ghana goalkeeper Richard Ofori has played down the captaincy controversy that rocked the Black Stars camp ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) that starts next week.

Mahikeng celebrates Mothibi’s Comrades win 13 June 2019, 1:55 PM

South Africa's Comrades Marathon 2019 winner, Edward Mothibi says he will start to work on a training programme to defend his crown.

Womens-World-Cup-Scotland players
Fowl ref! Scotland bring out the rubber chickens at World Cup 13 June 2019, 11:36 AM

Scotland’s hopes of reaching the last 16 at their maiden women’s World Cup were dented by defeat to England in their opener but they have responded by bringing out their secret weapon for their next game against Japan - rubber chickens.

Barbara Bonansea celebrating
Bonansea whips up World Cup frenzy in Italy 13 June 2019, 5:43 AM

A brace against Australia and the praise of Italy legend Paolo Rossi, Juventus striker Barbara Bonansea ensured the Azzurre made a dramatic return to the Women's World Cup after a 20-year absence.