African players in Europe: Iwobi goal in vain as Arsenal flop again                  

20 August 2018, 3:33 PM
Nigeria and Arsenal winger Alex Lwobi opened his 2018/2019 English Premier League goal account at the weekend, but could not prevent a 3-2 loss at London rivals Chelsea.
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Arsenal Player- Alex Iwobi
Facing ban, Nigeria says recognises FIFA-approved soccer chief 20 August 2018, 5:26 PM

Nigeria acknowledged a FIFA-approved appointee as the sole head of its national soccer federation on Monday, minutes before the world body was due to ban the country from international matches over political interference in filling the post.

Argentina call up four fresh faces for South Africa clash 20 August 2018, 4:40 PM

Argentina have called four new faces into their squad for next weekend’s Rugby Championship match at home to South Africa.

Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic addressing the media.
Orlando Pirates’ losing streak worries coach 20 August 2018, 12:17 PM

Despite collecting four points in four Absa Premiership matches, the Buccaneers haven't scored from an open play in the current campaign.

Bloemfontein Celtic coach Steve Komphela.
Komphela praises solid defence of his Celtic team 20 August 2018, 9:49 AM

Bloemfontein Celtic coach Steve Komphela says he's pleased with how his charges have controlled various phases of their games.

Bongani Sam takes off his shirt, celebrating.
In-form Bloem Celtic adds to Pirates’ woes 20 August 2018, 6:24 AM

Bloemfontein Celtic beats Orlando Pirates as the Soweto giants struggle to find their feet.

Djokovic downs Federer to win long-sought Cincinnati crown 20 August 2018, 6:23 AM

Novak Djokovic ended a career-long jinx as he completed a matched set of Masters 1000 titles Sunday with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Roger Federer in the Cincinnati final.

No Ronaldo, no Zidane, no problem as Real start La Liga with victory 20 August 2018, 5:43 AM

Real Madrid got their La Liga campaign off to a winning start with a 2-0 victory at home to Getafe on Sunday in their first league outing since the summer departures of Cristiano Ronaldo and coach Zinedine Zidane.

A soccer balll next to a net
Soccer legends scout for new talent 19 August 2018, 9:47 PM

Two former leading soccer players have called on South Africa to invest more on the development of sports at grassroots level.

New Zealand rugby players
All Blacks send shudders through Championship opponents 19 August 2018, 9:11 PM

New Zealand's All Blacks have quickly sent shudders down the spine of their other two Rugby Championship opponents after their crushing 38-13 win in Sydney over Australia at the start of the annual four-nation southern hemisphere competition.

Novak Djokovic palying tennis
Federer to meet Djokovic in Cincinnati final 19 August 2018, 7:31 PM

Novak Djokovic overcame a battling Marin Cilic 6-4 3-6 6-3 to reach his sixth Cincinnati Masters final on Saturday while Roger Federer enjoyed a less-taxing route to the title match after his semi-final opponent David Goffin retired with a shoulder injury.

James Anderson
England’s Anderson and Broad skittle India in 40 minutes 19 August 2018, 3:08 PM

Pacemen Stuart Broad and James Anderson skillfully exploited helpful conditions to each take two wickets as India were dismissed for 329 in 40 minutes on the second morning of the third test at Trent Bridge on Sunday.

England tormentor Johnson retires from all cricket 19 August 2018, 10:49 AM

Former Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson, who terrified England during the 2013 and 2014 Ashes series and captured 313 test wickets through a roller-coaster career, has retired from all cricket, the bowler said on Sunday.

Swimming bad boy Sun just a big softie, says coach 19 August 2018, 9:55 AM

Chinese giant Sun Yang has all the tools to be the perfect swimmer -- the predatory instinct and a two-metre physique that can intimidate before a race has even started.

Ronaldo, Ancelotti make winning start in bruising Serie A 19 August 2018, 7:45 AM

Cristiano Ronaldo failed to score on his Serie A debut but champions Juventus won 3-2 at Chievo as Carlo Ancelotti began life as Napoli coach with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory at Lazio in two bruising opening matches of the 2018-2019 league season on Saturday.

Logos of PSL, Polokwane City and Baroka
Polokwane City wins Limpopo derby 18 August 2018, 10:11 PM

Polokwane City have claimed the bragging rights over crosstown rivals Baroka FC, following an emphatic 2-Nil win .

Indonesia president Widodo opens 18th Asian Games 18 August 2018, 4:43 PM

Indonesia president Joko Widodo declared the 18th Asian Games open in a glittering ceremony on Saturday, launching what promises to be a frenetic fortnight of breathless sporting action featuring the best of the continent's athletes.

Naholo at the double as All Black blitz sinks Australia 18 August 2018, 3:26 PM

Winger Waisake Naholo scored a double as New Zealand recovered from a slow start to overrun Australia 38-13 Saturday and extend the Wallabies' Bledisloe Cup jinx in Sydney.

Usain Bolt
Bolt arrives in Australia on football quest 18 August 2018, 10:00 AM

Usain Bolt says he's deadly serious about becoming a professional footballer and plans to show the world what he's capable of after arriving in Australia Saturday for a trial stint with an A-League club.

Sundowns coach, Pitso Mosimane.
Wydad Casablanca hosts Sundowns in CAF clash 17 August 2018, 12:22 PM

Mamelodi Sundowns needs to win their match against Wydad Casablanca, to strengthen their chances of qualifying for the CAF Championship knockout stage.

Baroka FC wary of ‘wounded’ Polokwane City 17 August 2018, 6:56 AM

There's high excitement ahead of the Absa premiership Polokwane derby to be played this weekend.

Snedeker fires 59 to seize PGA Greensboro lead 16 August 2018, 10:01 PM

Brandt Snedeker became only the ninth golfer in US PGA Tour history to fire an 11-under par 59 Thursday, seizing the lead in the first round of the Wyndham Championship. Snedeker, who opened with a bogey at the 10th hole, followed with 10 birdies, six pars and an eagle at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, […]

IOC provisionally lifts Kuwait suspension in time for Asian Games 16 August 2018, 8:57 PM

The International Olympic Committee on Thursday lifted a ban on Kuwait, allowing the Gulf state to take part in the Asian Games in Jakarta.

India mourns cricket ‘renaissance man’ Wadekar Sir 16 August 2018, 8:38 PM

Indian cricket heroes on Thursday paid tribute to Ajit Wadekar, who led the country to their first series triumphs in England and the West Indies, following his death at the age of 77.

Emery keeps faith in Cech for Chelsea return 16 August 2018, 5:56 PM

Arsenal manager Unai Emery will keep faith with goalkeeper Petr Cech for his return to Chelsea on Saturday.

Springbok coach, Rassie Erasmus
Springbok coach names strong team for Argentina clash 16 August 2018, 3:02 PM

Springbok coach, Rassie Erasmus, has named a strong team for Saturday's opening match of the 2018 Rugby championship against Argentina in Durban.

Joyous Bidvest Wits fans
Wits’ late strike sinks Pirates 16 August 2018, 6:24 AM

Orlando Pirates have suffered their first defeat of the new Absa Premiership season, this after loss against Bidvest Wits at Orlando stadium on Wednesday.

Kotie Grove started his career in cricket reporting in 1976.
Cricket fraternity pays tribute to Kotie Grove 15 August 2018, 7:58 PM

Family, friends and the cricket fraternity have paid their last respects to veteran Afrikaans cricket commentator Kotie Grove at a memorial services in Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth.

Rugby ball
Kenya targets World Cup ticket against Namibia 15 August 2018, 2:33 PM

Kenya hopes to round off their Rugby Africa Gold Cup campaign with victory over holders Namibia in Windhoek on Saturday to qualify for next year's World Cup in Japan.

Roger Federer is through to the 3rd round in the men's draw of the Cincinnati Masters
Federer cruises, Williams falls in Cincinnati 15 August 2018, 10:41 AM

Serena Williams has been beaten in her second round match at the Cincinnati Masters in the US. She was beaten in three sets by 8th seed Petra Kvitova.

Baroka FC and Kaizer Chiefs logos.
Baroka FC, Kaizer Chiefs battle to 1-1 draw 15 August 2018, 6:37 AM

Baroka FC and Kaizer Chiefs shared the spoils in a 1-all draw in an Absa Premiership encounter in Polokwane Tuesday night at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.