Liverpool’s Salah out of Egypt games with ankle problem

13 November 2019, 6:35 AM
Egypt’s Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been ruled out of their African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Kenya and Comoros with an ankle injury.
Preview: Finally, England and Croatia have chance to banish semi blues 11 July 2018, 4:06 PM

Two nations who have been waiting years to put right the bitter memories of World Cup semifinal defeats will face each other on Wednesday in Moscow with the chance to finally go one step further.

Pogba dedicates France win to Thai cave survivors 11 July 2018, 6:07 AM

Paul Pogba dedicated France's World Cup semi-final win against Belgium to the 12 boys who survived a harrowing ordeal trapped underground in Thailand.

Serena Williams
Serena keeps calm and carries on past Giorgi 11 July 2018, 5:38 AM

For 35 minutes on Centre Court Serena Williams was knocked off her stride by a feisty Italian who looked as though she had ripped a page from the American's tennis manual.

Umtiti header sends France into World Cup final 10 July 2018, 10:07 PM

France beat Belgium 1-0 on Tuesday to book a place in the World Cup final against either England or Croatia, thanks to a headed goal from defender Samuel Umtiti in the 51st minute. In a pulsating semi-final worthy of the teams’ reputations, Umtiti rose high at the near post to head an Antoine Griezmann corner […]

Dembele is surprise Belgium pick as Matuidi returns for France 10 July 2018, 8:01 PM

Moussa Dembele was a surprise pick to replace the suspended Thomas Meunier in Belgium’s line-up and Blaise Matuidi was restored to the France midfield for Tuesday’s World Cup semi-final.

Nigerian Football players
Nigeria risks FIFA rap over court battle 10 July 2018, 7:18 PM

Nigeria on Tuesday edged closer to a possible showdown with FIFA after a judge adjourned a long-running court case over the disputed leadership of the country's football federation.

England have potential for much more, says Southgate 10 July 2018, 7:04 PM

England manager Gareth Southgate believes his team are "nowhere near" the level they will be capable of reaching in the future, he said on Tuesday ahead of the World Cup semi-final against Croatia.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo signs for Juventus 10 July 2018, 6:21 PM

Five-times world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo has signed for Juventus from Real Madrid, the La Liga club said in a statement on Tuesday.

Ukraine ready to employ Croatia coach sacked over Ukraine’s chant 10 July 2018, 5:15 PM

Football Federation of Ukraine vowed on Tuesday to employ Croatia's assistant coach Ognjen Vukojevic and reimburse his fine after he was punished by FIFA for a video in which he used Ukrainian chant "Glory to Ukraine!".

Djokovic advances to Wimbledon quarter finals 10 July 2018, 5:15 PM

Novak Djokovic, 12-time Grand Slam and triple Wimbledon champion, is hitting his best form at the right time after beating Russian Karen Khachanov, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 to advance to the quarter finals of the Wimbledon Championship in London.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo talks with Juventus coach – report 10 July 2018, 4:42 PM

Cristiano Ronaldo's reported move from Real Madrid to Juventus gained momentum Tuesday with reports that the multiple Ballon d'Or winner had already had talks with Massimiliano Allegri, the Italian champions coach.

Southgate forced England to face up to Iceland debacle 10 July 2018, 2:39 PM

There has been a relentless positivity and forward-looking tenor to England's approach to this World Cup but before the adventure in Russia began, manager Gareth Southgate forced his players to confront a nightmare from the past.

Belgian coach cautions players against complacency 10 July 2018, 12:50 PM

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has cautioned his team against complacency ahead of their 2018 FIFA World Cup semi-final against France.

Guitar man Anderson wants rhythm not blues against Federer 10 July 2018, 6:17 AM

Kevin Anderson, the big South African who winds down from tennis by reaching for his guitar, admits he needs to be right on key from the start of his Wimbledon quarter-final against eight-time champion Roger Federer on Wednesday.

France ready for Belgium’s tactical surprises: Coach 10 July 2018, 6:16 AM

France coach Didier Deschamps is confident he has prepared his players for any tactical surprises his opposite number Roberto Martinez might spring when they face Belgium in the World Cup semi-finals in St Petersburg on Tuesday.

England manager Gareth Southgate during training.
Croatian midfield threat poses dilemma for Southgate 9 July 2018, 7:47 PM

Manager Gareth Southgate has largely stuck to his guns in terms of England's tactical approach at this tournament but the challenge of a World Cup semi-final against Croatia in Moscow on Wednesday poses him a tricky dilemma.

Team Sky rider Chris Froome of Britain in action.
BMC take team time trial, Froome back in contention 9 July 2018, 7:15 PM

Chris Froome made up for lost time at the Tour de France on Monday although Team Sky narrowly missed out on victory in the third stage, a 35.5-km team time trial won by BMC Racing.

Easy for Serena as she rolls into quarter-finals 9 July 2018, 6:56 PM

Seven-times champion Serena Williams prevailed in a Centre Court mothers' meeting on Monday, roaring past Russian qualifier Evgeniya Rodina into the Wimbledon quarter-finals.

France's Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring their third goal.
France ready for Belgium’s tactical surprises, says coach 9 July 2018, 6:41 PM

France coach Didier Deschamps is confident he has prepared his players for any tactical surprises his opposite number Roberto Martinez might spring when they face Belgium in the World Cup semi-finals in St Petersburg on Tuesday.

Croatia’s Football Federation sacks Vukojevic over Ukraine message 9 July 2018, 6:29 PM

Croatia's Football Federation (HNS) sacked Ognjen Vukojevic, a member of the national team's coaching staff, over a "glory to Ukraine" video posted after Croatia beat Russia in the World Cup quarter-finals, HNS said in a statement on Monday.

Roger Federer
Federer downs Mannarino to stay in hunt for 9th Wimbledon title 9 July 2018, 5:30 PM

Champion Roger Federer's pursuit of a record ninth Wimbledon title gathered momentum on Monday as he reached the quarter-finals with a 6-0 7-5 6-4 win over Frenchman Adrian Mannarino.

Netball SA bid to host Netball World Cup receives major boost 9 July 2018, 5:05 PM

Netball South Africa's bid to host the 2023 Netball World Cup received a major boost when the government declared its support.

France's N'Golo Kante in action with Uruguay's Rodrigo Bentancur.
France v Belgium key head-to-head battles 9 July 2018, 4:22 PM

France meet Belgium in a World Cup semi-final on Tuesday. Here is a look at some of the key head-to-head duels which could prove decisive.

Hamilton accepts Raikkonen’s apology 9 July 2018, 3:52 PM

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has accepted an apology from Kimi Raikkonen and recognised that their first lap collision in Sunday's British Grand Prix was a racing incident and not deliberate.

FILE PHOTO: Real Madrid v FC Barcelona - Spanish Liga Santander
Spanish football federation names Luis Enrique as national team coach 9 July 2018, 3:04 PM

The Spanish Football Federation has appointed Luis Enrique as Spain's new national team coach on a two-year deal, the president of the federation Luis Rubiales said during a news conference on Monday.

Anderson guns for Wimbledon quarter final 9 July 2018, 9:53 AM

South African tennis player Kevin Anderson will be hoping to advance to the quarter final of the Wimbledon Championship in London for the first time in his career.

Belgium and France face off in mouth-watering semi-final 9 July 2018, 6:19 AM

Roberto Martinez's swashbuckling Belgium side head into Tuesday's semi-final with familiar foes France as the World Cup's leading scorers, but their old rivals have evolved as the tournament has progressed and will also be full of confidence.

It’s all systems go for SA team in Tri Colour Games 8 July 2018, 10:08 PM

The International Tri Colour Games is underway in Reggio Emilia and its all systems go for South African sportmen participating.

National chess championship kicks off in Bloemfontein 8 July 2018, 8:26 PM

A week-long national chess championship is taking place in Bloemfontein.

Sebastian Vettel
Vettel wins, Hamilton second at Silverstone 8 July 2018, 8:11 PM

Sebastian Vettel won the British Grand Prix for Ferrari on Sunday to deny Lewis Hamilton a fifth successive home victory and move eight points clear at the top of the Formula One standings.