Sri Lankan sensation Perera hailed for Test-winning heroics

17 February 2019, 10:53 AM
Kusal Perera became a national hero in Sri Lanka on Sunday after scoring an unbeaten 153 to guide his country to a sensational first Test victory in South Africa.
Kusal Perera
Lionel Messi celebrates after penalty.
Messi penalty lifts Barca as Griezmann eclipses Torres 17 February 2019, 6:50 AM

 Lionel Messi scored a penalty and missed another as La Liga leaders Barcelona ground out an unconvincing 1-0 win over Real Valladolid, while Antoine Griezmann surpassed Fernando Torres with his 130th goal for Atletico Madrid.

Andy Birkett and Christie Mackenzie
Pre-race favourites win FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon 16 February 2019, 5:49 PM

Pre-race favourites Andy Birkett and Christie Mackenzie are the winners of this year's FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon.

Sri Lanka record their first victory in 2019 16 February 2019, 5:27 PM

Sri Lanka's cricket team has recorded their first victory since October 2018 with a dramatic one wicket win over South Africa.

Emiliano Sala memorial
Sala laid to rest in home village 16 February 2019, 3:45 PM

The funeral of Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala took place in his home village in Argentina on Saturday, three weeks after he was killed in a plane crash.

2019 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon
2019 Dusi marathon wraps up in Durban’s Blue Lagoon 16 February 2019, 12:18 PM

The first paddlers have begun to come through at the finish line in the 2019 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon.

Colin Kaepernick
Kneeling protester Kaepernick agrees to confidential NFL settlement 16 February 2019, 7:18 AM

Colin Kaepernick, whose kneeling protests sparked a firestorm of controversy, has reached a settlement with the NFL over his collusion grievance against the league, his attorneys said on Friday.

Caster Semenya
Government pledges support for Semenya ahead of IAAF court hearing 15 February 2019, 6:50 PM

Sports Minnister Thokozile Xasa has called for "women's sporting performance and resultant greatness not to be questioned nor doubted".

cricket ball
India pick Pant ahead of Karthik, Rahul recalled 15 February 2019, 6:05 PM

Dinesh Karthik's World Cup hopes suffered a blow on Friday after India named Rishabh Pant as the second wicketkeeper for next month's home one-day series against Australia.

SA’s national teams need to win continental titles: Jordaan 15 February 2019, 4:21 PM

South African Football Association (Safa) President Danny Jordaan says the country's national football teams from the Under-17's to the Under-20's and Banyana Banyana should step up and start winning continental titles

Rugby ball
Rebels, Highlanders win thrillers in Super Rugby openers 15 February 2019, 1:48 PM

A new-look Melbourne Rebels stormed past the ACT Brumbies while a 14-man Otago Highlanders beat the Waikato Chiefs in a thrilling start to the Super Rugby season Friday.

Caster Semenya celebrating
Semenya says she is ‘unquestionably a woman’ 15 February 2019, 10:59 AM

South African 800m Olympic champion Caster Semenya on Thursday said she was "unquestionably a woman", after the IAAF denied reports that it would argue that she should be classified as a biological male.

The Davis Cup
Spain handed tough draw in new Davis Cup Finals 15 February 2019, 8:48 AM

Hosts Spain were handed a difficult draw as they were placed in what looks like by far the toughest group for this year's inaugural Davis Cup Finals at a ceremony in Madrid on Thursday.

Mashaba under pressure to save Witbank Spurs from relegation 14 February 2019, 9:41 PM

Witbank Spurs Coach Shakes Mashaba is under pressure to save his new team from relegation.

Faf du Plessis batting
South Africa, Sri Lanka on knife edge on day two 14 February 2019, 8:35 PM

The first cricket test between South Africa and Sri Lanka was on a knife's edge at the close of play on day two at Kingsmead in Durban.

Tsonga soars into Rotterdam quarter-finals 14 February 2019, 6:36 PM

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won a lengthy opening set and then accelerated past Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor for a quarter-final place at the Rotterdam Open on Thursday.

Karim Benzema
Real Madrid set foot in the Champions League quarter finals 14 February 2019, 4:22 PM

Defending champions, Real Madrid, have one foot in the quarter-finals of the European Champions League after they scored late to secure a 2-1 victory away to Dutch giants, Ajax Amsterdam.

Gareth Bale
Bale goal celebration to be reviewed by La Liga organising body 14 February 2019, 3:22 PM

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale could be sanctioned for his goal celebration in last week's 3-1 win in the league at local rivals Atletico Madrid after La Liga's organising body said on Thursday he had provoked the home supporters.

South Africa's Caster Semenya celebrates after she won silver in the women's 800m final at the London.
IAAF hits back at Semenya classification reports 14 February 2019, 7:04 AM

Ahead of a landmark hearing at the CAS, the IAAF will contest Caster Semenya and other athletes with "differences of sexual development" should only be able to compete with lower testosterone levels to ensure a level playing field.

Matthew Booth
Race to the finish line heating up in the Absa Premiership 13 February 2019, 8:57 PM

Former Bafana Bafana and Mamelodi Sundowns defender Matthew Booth believes that the ABSA Premiership title race will go down to the wire.

Formula One
Mother City to host Formula One 13 February 2019, 7:02 PM

South Africans will have a rare opportunity in June this year to see Formula One action on home shores when Aston Martin Red Bull Racing brings speed, sound and hopefully also a couple of doughnuts, to the streets of the Mother City.

Sala memorial
Cardiff to pay Sala transfer fee to Nantes ‘if obliged’ 13 February 2019, 5:08 PM

Cardiff City chairperson Mehmet Dalman said on Tuesday the club will pay the fee for striker Emiliano Sala if they are contractually required to do so.

Fernando strikes early but S Africa stage fightback in first test 13 February 2019, 2:13 PM

Sri Lanka seamer Vishwa Fernando struck an early double blow as the tourists reduced South Africa to 89 for four at lunch on the opening day of the first test at Kingsmead on Wednesday.

England beat West Indies by 232 runs in final test 13 February 2019, 7:22 AM

England wrapped up a comprehensive 232-run victory over West Indies in the third test in St Lucia on Tuesday after home batsman Roston Chase made a century but got little help.

Coach Owen Da Gama
Highlands Park optimistic ahead of Nedbank clash against Cape Town City 12 February 2019, 8:23 PM

Highlands Park will travel to Cape Town stadium to face Benni McCarthy's Cape Town City in a Nedbank Cup last 16 match on Friday.

Tokyo 2020 venues on track for completion, say organisers 12 February 2019, 7:00 PM

Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic venues remain on track to be completed in time for test events scheduled for later this year, according to Games organisers.

Thabo Senong
SAFA applauds Senong for Amajita success 12 February 2019, 5:26 PM

The success of Thabo Senong as Amajita coach has been applauded by the South African Football Association (SAFA).

Naomi Osaka
Osaka splits with coach Bajin 12 February 2019, 2:31 PM

Naomi Osaka, winner of the past two grand slam tournaments, has parted ways with her coach Sascha Bajin.

Emiliano Sala
Minute’s silence to be observed for Emiliano Sala 12 February 2019, 12:47 PM

In memory of Emiliano Sala, a minute's silence will be observed at all Champions League and Europa League games this week, UEFA said on Tuesday.

Boxer Zolani Tete.
Unification title fight to take place in April 12 February 2019, 12:24 PM

The long awaited unification title fight between South Africa’s Zolani Tete and the American based Filipino, Nonito Donaire, will take place in the US on April, 13th.

PSG confirm that Cavani out of Man United match 12 February 2019, 6:34 AM

Paris St Germain coach Thomas Tuchel confirmed that the club's record scorer Edinson Cavani will miss Tuesday's Champions League match away to Manchester United.