Australia thrash New Zealand by 296 runs

15 December 2019, 8:35 PM
Australia cleaned up a hapless New Zealand under lights on the fourth day to secure a commanding 296-run victory in the first test on Sunday.
Sergio Ramos releases World Cup anthem for Spain 2 June 2018, 6:51 AM

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos released Friday an anthem for Spain's 2018 World Cup campaign which he co-wrote with Spanish flamenco fusion singer Demarco Flamenco.

Wayde Van Niekerk
Wayde van Niekerk’s film to inspire young people 1 June 2018, 9:29 PM

South African 400m champion, Wayde Van Niekerk says he wants young people who watch his documentary film to be inspired and know they too can achieve what they set out to.

Lionel Messi
Messi on familiar ground as Argentina train at Barcelona 1 June 2018, 8:35 PM

Argentina's World Cup squad started their preparations at Barcelona's training ground on Friday, where they will complete their final stage of preparations for the tournament.

Renato Augusto
Brazilian pair ruled out of Sunday warm-up vs Croatia 1 June 2018, 6:25 PM

Renato Augusto and Douglas Costa will miss Brazil's World Cup warm-up friendly against Croatia in England this weekend due to injury, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Friday.

FIFA to hold annual awards in London 31 May 2018, 8:30 PM

FIFA's "Best" awards, which recognise football's best men's and women's players and coaches, will be staged in London on 24 September, world football's governing body said on Thursday.

Paolo Guerrero
CAS won’t fight Peru’s Guerrero appeal against ban 31 May 2018, 5:41 PM

The Court of Arbitration for Sport will not contest the appeal and urgent request for a stay filed with a Swiss court by banned Peruvian forward Paolo Guerrero as he fights to play in the World Cup, the tribunal said on Thursday.

Real Madrid coach Zidane calls surprise press conference 31 May 2018, 1:35 PM

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has called a previously unannounced press conference for 1100 GMT on Thursday just days after winning the Champions League for the third year in a row.

Black Leopards back to PSL 31 May 2018, 11:09 AM

Limpopo outfit, Black Leopards FC beat Cosmos  in the promotiomal play offs encounter played at Thohoyandou stadium on Wednesday.

‘Mentally stronger’ Welbeck ready to fire for England 31 May 2018, 10:45 AM

England striker Danny Welbeck says he has emerged mentally stronger after a knee injury ruled him out of the 2016 European Championships and the 27-year-old is keen to make an impact in next month's World Cup in Russia.

Japan coach Nishino turns to old guard for World Cup 31 May 2018, 10:25 AM

Japan will hope star power can reverse their flagging fortunes after new coach Akira Nishino named his 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russia on Thursday.

Samu’s international future still in limbo 31 May 2018, 8:57 AM

The international future of Pete Samu remained in limbo on Thursday with New Zealand Rugby yet to decide on the player's release for the Wallabies' test series against Ireland next month.

Adidas takes 12-10 lead over Nike in World Cup shirt deals 31 May 2018, 5:55 AM

Adidas can declare itself the winner over arch rival Nike in the upcoming soccer World Cup even before the first match kicks off as it is kitting out the most teams.

Egypt hopeful Salah will be fit in three weeks 30 May 2018, 8:32 PM

Egypt are hopeful that forward Mohamed Salah will have recovered from his shoulder injury in three weeks which would allow him to play in their final group game at the World Cup in Russia.

Siya Kolisi
Erasmus signs off a young team 30 May 2018, 2:58 PM

SA Rugby director of Rugby and Springbok coach, Rassie Erasmus has signed off on a very young team to face Wales in Washington DC in the USA on Saturday.

Egypt’s Salah out for up to four weeks 30 May 2018, 12:59 PM

Egypt's Mohamed Salah's shoulder injury will keep him out of action for three to four weeks, Liverpool's club physio said, as the forward tries to recover in time for the World Cup.

Tau wins big at PSL awards 30 May 2018, 6:46 AM

Mamelodi Sundowns Percy Tau was the big winner at the Premier Soccer League (PSL) awards on Tuesday night.

Serena Williams tells of medical reason behind superhero catsuit 30 May 2018, 6:35 AM

A marvel on the tennis court, new mum Serena Williams is now sporting her own superhero outfit as she makes her return to Grand Slam tennis.

Sterling defends gun tattoo following criticism 30 May 2018, 5:59 AM

England international Raheem Sterling has defended a new tattoo depicting an assault rifle after anti-gun campaigners labelled it "disgusting" on Tuesday.

Tennis racket held with tennis ball.
Tennis SA signs deal with International Banking Group 29 May 2018, 4:38 PM

Tennis South Africa has signed a deal with an International Banking Group that will help change the perception of the sport as being elitist by training black female coaches in the country.

Bafana prepare for 2018 Cosafa match 29 May 2018, 3:12 PM

Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter says he's delighted that for the first time, he has a week to work with players before a match.

Mexico fail to break down Wales 29 May 2018, 1:47 PM

Mexico failed to turn possession and pressure into goals as they were held 0-0 by Wales in a World Cup warm-up at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on Monday.

Chippa United shows interest in Daine Klate 29 May 2018, 12:11 PM

Chippa United has expressed interest in signing Bidvest Wits player Daine Klate for the next season.

Portugal defence exposed again as Tunisia force draw 29 May 2018, 10:34 AM

Portugal's defensive frailties were again exposed as Tunisia hit back from two goals behind to hold the European champions to a 2-2 draw in a World Cup warm-up on Monday.

Serena set for Grand Slam return at Roland Garros 29 May 2018, 7:16 AM

Three-time champion Serena Williams will make her eagerly-awaited return to Grand Slam tennis on Tuesday with a French Open first-round match against Kristyna Pliskova on Court Philippe Chatrier.

Balotelli scores as Mancini starts Italy reign with a win 29 May 2018, 6:09 AM

Mario Balotelli got new Italy coach Roberto Mancini off to a winning start by scoring the opener in a 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia in a pre-World Cup friendly in Saint Gallen on Monday.

N Cape to develop rural cricket 28 May 2018, 9:28 PM

A Batlharos youngster near Kuruman in the Northern Cape, and his friends, are introducing children in the rural areas to the sport of cricket.

Egypt star Salah to travel to Spain for treatment: federation 28 May 2018, 9:04 PM

Liverpool and Egypt star Mohamed Salah will travel to Spain on Tuesday for treatment on the injured shoulder that wrecked his Champions League final bid and threatens his World Cup participation.

Du Toit to debut as SA captain against Wales 28 May 2018, 2:44 PM

Pieter-Steph du Toit will lead South Africa for the first time when they face Wales in a one-off Test in Washington this Saturday.

Get out and see the world, Draxler urges other German players 28 May 2018, 2:34 PM

German players should look to grab an opportunity to play abroad in order to enrich their game and add to the national team’s strength, winger Julian Draxler said on Monday. The 24-year-old Paris St Germain player, who started his professional career as a teenager at Schalke 04, joined the French champions in early 2017. Draxler […]

Alexander-Arnold’s rise echoes my own, says McAteer 28 May 2018, 1:43 PM

Trent Alexander-Arnold's rapid rise from the fringes of the Liverpool starting line-up to securing a place in England's squad for next month's World Cup has brought back fond memories for former Anfield favourite Jason McAteer.