Kante warns Chelsea to curb second half slumps

21 April 2019, 6:49 AM
N'Golo Kante has warned Chelsea to cut out their sloppy second halves as the Blues look to boost their bid to finish in the Premier League's top four against Burnley on Monday.
N'Golo Kante
Mark Mayambela
Mayambela ready to lead Chippa against Chiefs in Nedbank semifinals 16 April 2019, 4:09 PM

As Mark Mayambela prepares to lead Chippa United against Kaizer Chiefs in the Nedbank Cup semi-finals on Saturday, his brother Mihlali, hope’s that Mark and Chippa can go on and win the tournament.

Barcelona's Arturo Vidal in action with Manchester United's Scott McTominay
UEFA Champions League quarterfinals action to resume 16 April 2019, 2:05 PM

Tuesday night's UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg fixtures feature four traditional giants of the European Game.

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton in action during Formula One pre-season testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Barcelona
F1 in talks over second China GP 16 April 2019, 10:36 AM

Formula One's landmark 1 000th race took place in Shanghai on Sunday, underlining China's growing role as the sport's US-based owner looks to Asia.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Solskjaer draws upon spirit of 99 for another Camp Nou miracle 16 April 2019, 8:33 AM

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer completed Manchester United's most famous comeback at Camp Nou in 1999 and he will try to oversee another there on Tuesday when his team take on Barcelona.

Israel Dagg
‘I hated rugby’: Retired All Black Dagg opens up on mental health 16 April 2019, 5:51 AM

All Blacks 2011 World Cup-winner Israel Dagg opened up on Tuesday about the mental health battles that nearly drove him out of the game.

Curwin Bosch
‘Sharks have to do plenty of soul searching’ 15 April 2019, 9:23 PM

Sharks defence and kicking coach, Braam van Straaten, says they have plenty of soul searching to do after their embarrassing Super Rugby loss to the Jaguares over the weekend.

Ajax Cape Town
NFD officiating hurting SA football: Malesela 15 April 2019, 9:00 PM

TS Galaxy head coach Dan “Dance” Malesela says the match officiating in the National First Division (NFD) is going to kill South African football.

Sinethemba Jantjie
Free State Stars coach breaks down in tears remembering Jantjie 15 April 2019, 8:27 PM

The scars of losing one of their key players in Sinethemba Jantjie at Free State Stars are still visible and very deep, and this was evident when the head coach Nikola Kavazovic broke down in tears after losing 2-1 to Orlando Pirates in an Absa Premiership match at Orlando stadium on Saturday. Asked how is […]

Two Comrades Marathon special medals introduced 15 April 2019, 4:05 PM

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has introduced two special medals for 2019, the Robert Mtshali Medal and the Isavel Roche-Kelly Medal, in honour of two outstanding runners who made Comrades history.

Stuart Baxter
Baxter remains optimistic despite difficult Afcon draw 15 April 2019, 2:31 PM

Bafana Bafana has been handed a difficult but still a good draw for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament according to head coach Stuart Baxter.

Boxing gloves
Fuzile’s camp agrees on elimination bout 15 April 2019, 2:01 PM

Colin Nathan, who trains International Boxing Federation (IBF) Intercontinental junior-lightweight champion Azinga “Golden Boy” Fuzile, has confirmed that they have agreed to meet Japanese boxer Kenichi Ogawa in an elimination bout, with the winner guaranteed a crack at the IBF junior-lightweight belt currently held by Tevin Farmer.

Swimming Pool
London to host 2019 world para swimming championships 15 April 2019, 12:53 PM

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on Monday awarded London the right to host the rearranged 2019 world para swimming championships in September.

All hail Woods! Trump, Serena, Nicklaus join Tiger Twitter frenzy 15 April 2019, 9:43 AM

President Donald Trump and Barack Obama were among those hailing Tiger Woods on social media after his 11-year major drought was ended by a thrilling and emotional Masters victory on Sunday.

C Town City, Celtic match to be replayed at neutral venue 15 April 2019, 6:50 AM

Eight people have been arrested following the disruption of the Absa Premiership game between Bloemfontein Celtic and Cape Town City at the Dr Petrus Molemela Stadium in Bloemfontein.

Garin becomes first Chilean ATP champion in a decade 15 April 2019, 6:08 AM

Christian Garin claimed his first ATP title on Sunday, weathering a solid challenge from Casper Ruud to post a three-set win in the final of the US Men's Clay Court Championships. 

Tiger Woods wins fifth Masters 14 April 2019, 9:59 PM

Tiger Woods won the Masters for the fifth time on Sunday to land his 15th major title and first since 2008.

Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes nail ‘risky’ double pit stop to reign in China 14 April 2019, 8:46 PM

Mercedes pulled off a "risky" but well-choreographed double pit stop to help wrap up a one-two at the 1,000th Formula One grand prix on Sunday in Shanghai.

Angry soccer supporters
PSL lambastes unruly supporters at Celtic game 14 April 2019, 7:05 PM

Eight people have arrested following the disruption of the Absa Premiership game between Bloemfontein Celtic and Cape Town City at the Dr Petrus Molemela Stadium in Bloemfontein.

Roger Federer
Federer may not play at Monte Carlo Master 14 April 2019, 4:13 PM

Roger Federer may not be playing at the Monte Carlo Masters but the Swiss legend was still at the forefront of 2018 finalist Key Nishikori's thoughts on Sunday.

Tiger Woods
Molinari and Woods renew majors battle for Green Jacket 14 April 2019, 11:51 AM

Francesco Molinari surged two shots clear at the top of the Masters leader board on Saturday to set up another final round showdown with Tiger Woods for a major title.

Damian McKenzie.
McKenzie adds to growing All Blacks injury toll 14 April 2019, 7:40 AM

The All Blacks go into their first pre-World Cup camp on Monday hampered by a rising injury toll and expecting more casualties before they begin their title defence in Japan in September.

Paul Pogba
Two Pogba penalties earn sluggish United win over West Ham 14 April 2019, 7:25 AM

Two Paul Pogba penalties earned lethargic Manchester United a 2-1 victory over West Ham United in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Kaizer Chiefs players
Chiefs, Leopards end match with draw 13 April 2019, 9:45 PM

Kaizer Chiefs coach, Ernst Middendorp, says he is delighted that his players were committed and showed a different attitude in their one-all draw against Black Leopards FC.

Gianni Infantino
FIFA urges federations, leagues to take hard line on racism 13 April 2019, 7:05 PM

FIFA has urged national football federations and leagues to adopt their own tough rules on dealing with racism, including allowing referees to stop or abandon matches.

F1 racing car
Mercedes’ Bottas, Hamilton remain wary of Ferrari 13 April 2019, 2:48 PM

Mercedes teammates, Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton locked out the front row in Chinese Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday but both remained wary of rivals Ferrari right behind them.

Chippa drops into PSL relegation zone 13 April 2019, 12:37 PM

Chippa United have been dropped into the Absa Premier Soccer League (PSL) relegation zone after losing 1-0 against Bidvest Wits at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Friday night.

Manchester City
Guardiola to make late decision on Silva for Palace trip 13 April 2019, 11:00 AM

Manchester City linchpin Bernardo Silva faces a late fitness test before Sunday's Premier League trip to Crystal Palace, his manager Pep Guardiola said on Friday.

Loskop Marathon.
Road closure between Middleburg, Loskop dam due to Marathon 13 April 2019, 7:02 AM

The road between Middleburg and the Loskop dam in Mpumalanga will be closed for almost half a day due to the Forever Resorts Loskop Marathon series to be held on Saturday.

Bafana Bafana to fancy their chances out of Afcon Group D 12 April 2019, 10:18 PM

Africa Cup of Nations hosts Egypt, winner of the competition a record seven times, were grouped with the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Zimbabwe at a spectacular draw ceremony held in Giza on Friday.

Ahl Alhly fans
Al Ahly’s hated referee to officiate in the match against Sundowns 12 April 2019, 9:16 PM

Ahead of Mamelodi Sundown's second quarter-final clash with Egyptian giants Al Ahly in Cairo Saturday night, the appointment of referee Bakari Papa Gassama has some tongues wagging in Egypt.