Dortmund sink Liverpool in US tour opener

20 July 2019, 9:58 AM
Danish internationals Thomas Delaney and Jacob Bruun Larsen scored second half goals as Borussia Dortmund handed Liverpool a 3-2 defeat in the opening game of the Premier League giants pre-season US tour on Friday.
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Algeria sink Senegal to claim ‘incredible’ second African crown 20 July 2019, 6:38 AM

Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi lauded his side's "incredible" Africa Cup of Nations triumph Friday as Baghdad Bounedjah's early goal earned a 1-0 victory over Senegal in the final.

Etzebeth eager to see how debutants perform against Australia in championship 19 July 2019, 9:13 PM

Springbok lock and captain Eben Etzebeth will lead the Boks out for the first time since 2017 when they face Australia in the opening match of the Rugby Championships at Ellis Park on Saturday.

Lowry surges into share of Open lead as Woods, McIlroy set to miss cut 19 July 2019, 8:40 PM

Ireland's Shane Lowry shot a four under par 67 to claim a share of the lead at the British Open on eight under as 15-time major winner Tiger Woods and pre-tournament favourite Rory McIlroy looked set to miss the cut on Friday.

AFCON final means everything to Algerians – Journalist 19 July 2019, 7:27 PM

Respected North African and football specialist journalist Maher Mezahi wasn’t born the last time his home country Algeria lifted the last Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament beating Nigeria 1-0 in the final on home soil.

It’s Senegal’s time to shine at the AFCON – Diop 19 July 2019, 6:45 PM

Abdoulatif Diop is one of 75 Presse Senegal (Senegalese Press) who are covering the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Egypt and he believes that the Lions of Teranga stand a good a chance of lifting their maiden AFCON title on Friday night.

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Springboks World Cup glories and woes 19 July 2019, 5:15 PM

The Springboks will look to bring back pride, hope and belief in the South African National teams as they will embark on the final World Cup of the year the 2019 Rugby World Cup in August.

Jordaan says CAF needs to improve 19 July 2019, 4:38 PM

Newly appointed Confederation of African Football (CAF) Vice-President Danny Jordaan has admitted that there are a lot of things that need to improve at the continental mother body before they can regain their rightful place in world football again.

Manchester United sets sights on possibly signing two players 19 July 2019, 12:38 PM

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Friday the club is working on one or two more signings as he hopes to hit the ground running in the new campaign after stuttering badly towards the end of last season.

Senegal, Algeria set for rematch in Africa Cup of Nations final 19 July 2019, 5:36 AM

Sadio Mane's Senegal and an Algeria side captained by Riyad Mahrez will attempt to secure their place in Africa Cup of Nations history in Friday's final in Cairo.

Knights bowler Van Schalkwyk looks to bounce back in October 18 July 2019, 9:34 PM

The VKB Knights will be back in action in October, when they start off with the 4-day domestic series.

Tinkler pleased pre-season preparations for Maritzburg United 18 July 2019, 8:46 PM

Maritzburg United coach Eric Tinkler is pleased that he got a good gage of where his side is in terms of preparation for the next season after their friendly with Polokwane City on Wednesday.

Fifa here to help CAF and not colonize Africa football : Infantino 18 July 2019, 7:01 PM

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has defended the decision by the world’s football mother body to send its General Secretary Fatma Samoura on a nine month secondment to the troubled Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Hershel Jantjies set for Boks debut 18 July 2019, 6:29 PM

DHL Stormers and Western Province scrumhalf Hershel Jantjies is set to make his Springbok debut when Boks host Australia in The Rugby Championships opening clash against Australia this Saturday.

Rugby legend James Small laid to rest 18 July 2019, 6:15 PM

Gone too soon, while he still had so much to give to South African rugby. That was the general comment at the funeral service of South African rugby legend, James Small, in Johannesburg on Thursday afternoon.

Nigeria claim eighth bronze medal at Afcon 18 July 2019, 4:10 PM

Nigeria have finished third for the eighth time at the African Cup of Nations tournament after beating Tunisia 1-0 in a third and fourth play-off match at Al Salam stadium in Cairo, Egypt on Wednesday night.

Juventus make De Ligt world’s most expensive defender 18 July 2019, 2:20 PM

Dutch central defender Matthijs de Ligt, one of the most coveted young players in world football, signed Thursday for Juventus from Ajax for a fee of 75 million euros ($84.2 million) plus add-ons.

Mourners gather in Johannesburg for James Small’s funeral 18 July 2019, 1:47 PM

Friends and family have gathered at the Wanderers in Johannesburg for the funeral of late Springbok player, James Small.

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All Blacks to blood Reece against Pumas, SBW out 18 July 2019, 11:05 AM

The All Blacks will hand Fijian-born winger Sevu Reece his Test debut against Argentina in the Rugby Championship this weekend as part of an experimental match-day squad that features five new faces.

Cup of Nations final coaches both locals for first time since 1998 18 July 2019, 6:52 AM

The Africa Cup of Nations final between Algeria and Senegal in Cairo Friday will pit local coaches against each other in a title decider for the first time in 21 years.

Minister of Sports calls for a National Football Indaba 17 July 2019, 9:31 PM

Minister of Sports and Recreation Nathi Mthethwa has called for a national Football Indaba to address issues that are hampering South Africa’s progress in the game.

African club finals to change to one-match contests: Ahmad 17 July 2019, 8:07 PM

CAF club finals will be reduced from two legs to one match at a neutral venue from next season, African football boss Ahmad Ahmad announced Wednesday.

No unrealistic targets for Limpopo Impalas at Africa T20 Cup: Hlengani 17 July 2019, 7:24 PM

Limpopo provincial cricket team, Impala head coach Israel Hlengani does not have unrealistic targets for his team in the upcoming Africa T20 Cup in September at venues still to be confirmed.

I will be the next Tiger Woods: Tshabalala 17 July 2019, 5:15 PM

South Africa's golf phenomenon Simthandile Tshabalala has it clear that he can be better than anyone in his game as long as he works hard.

Yeye mulling over next career move 17 July 2019, 5:15 PM

Former Bafana Bafana midfielder Reneilwe Letsholonyane says he is open to the idea of a move to KwaZulu-Natal should an offer be tabled by one of the three Absa Premiership clubs in the province.

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Eben Etzebeth to lead Boks in opening game 17 July 2019, 5:05 PM

Lock Eben Etzebeth will captain South Africa in the first match of the Rugby Championship against Australia in Johannesburg on Saturday.

I wish Bafana Bafana could play South African football: Da Gama 17 July 2019, 4:07 PM

Highlands Park coach Owen Da Gama says he wishes that Bafana Bafana can play South African football.

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Flyhalf Lealiifano expects full-strength Australia against Boks 17 July 2019, 11:23 AM

Christian Lealiifano expects Australia coach Michael Cheika to select his strongest team for the Rugby Championship opener against an undermanned South Africa at Ellis Park on Saturday.

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Sister acts spice up inaugural LPGA team event 17 July 2019, 5:59 AM

The LPGA's first official team event tees off with a pair of sister acts and a veteran Solheim Cup duo spicing up the field for the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational.

Black Leopards’ Mendes relishing South African challenge 16 July 2019, 8:01 PM

New Black Leopards goalkeeper Jonas Mendes says he is happy to be with his new side and hopes to do well.

Tributes pour in for Marc Batchelor 16 July 2019, 7:22 PM

Former Orlando Pirates teammates Helman Mkhalele and Gavin Lane have paid tribute to Marc Batchelor.