McDonald outlasts del Potro to reach first ATP semi-final

23 February 2019, 11:29 AM
American Mackenzie McDonald disrupted Juan Martin del Potro's latest injury comeback Friday with a three-set victory over the top-seeded Argentinian in the ATP Delray Beach Open quarter-finals.
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Akila Dananjaya
Sri Lanka’s Dananjaya has illegal action ban lifted by ICC 18 February 2019, 9:19 PM

Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya has been allowed to resume bowling in international cricket after remedial work and a reassessment of his action, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Monday.

Aubrey Modiba
SuperSport United eye top 3 ABSA Premiership log 18 February 2019, 5:36 PM

Supersport United utility player Aubrey Modiba says their ultimate goal for the 2018/19 season is to finish in the top three bracket of the ABSA Premiership.

Caster Semenya
Caster Semenya wins first small battle against IAAF 18 February 2019, 4:21 PM

Caster Semenya has won the first small battle in her fight against the IAAF. She complained to the panel at the hearing before the Court of Arbitration for Sport earlier on Monday that the IAAF had breached the rules regarding confidentiality, on the first day of the hearing in Lusanne, Switzerland. Semenya and a high-level […]

IAAF hearing on athletes set to commence 18 February 2019, 11:24 AM

The hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland regarding the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) plan to limit the testosterone levels of certain athletes gets underway in Lusanne, Switzerland on Monday.

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman leaves the Hotel Matignon in Paris.
Saudi Arabia denies crown prince seeks to buy Manchester United 18 February 2019, 9:16 AM

On Sunday, the British newspaper, said crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman was in a $4.9-billion takeover bid for one of football’s most popular clubs.

France's Gael Monfils shakes hands with Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka after winning their Final match.
Monfils tops Wawrinka in Rotterdam 18 February 2019, 7:53 AM

It took one hour and 44 minutes for Monfils to win the match in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The Frenchman now holds a lifetime 8-21 record in ATP Tour finals.

Caster Semenya
Semenya takes gender rule challenge to sports court 18 February 2019, 6:04 AM

Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya of South Africa goes to the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday to challenge proposed rules that would force her to lower her testosterone levels.

Ryan Fox
Ryan Fox wins European Tour 17 February 2019, 8:48 PM

Ryan Fox claim his maiden European Tour title with a comprehensive 3&2 victory over Spaniard Adrian Otaegui in the final of the World Super 6 at Perth's Lake Karrinyup Country Club on Sunday.

Jaco Smit
E Cape visually impaired athlete aims for gold at Paralympics 17 February 2019, 6:42 PM

An Eastern Cape visually impaired athlete from the little town of Humansdorp is aiming for the bright lights of Tokyo.

Girona's Pedro Alcala celebrate after the match
Blow for Madrid’s title hopes as Girona inflict shock defeat 17 February 2019, 4:00 PM

Real Madrid threw away their lead and perhaps their hopes of catching Barcelona as Girona came from behind to pull off a shock 2-1 victory at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday.

Kusal Perera
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.

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.