Blitzboks advance to quarter-finals in Dubai Sevens tournament

7 December 2019, 12:10 PM
South Africa have advanced to the semi-finals of the Dubai Sevens, the first tournament of World Rugby's World Sevens Series for 2019/2020.
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Mthethwa’s tough talk delivers early elections for SASCOC 26 November 2019, 7:01 PM

Minister of Sports Nathi Mthethwa’s strong address to the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) annual general meeting on Saturday seems to have done the trick.

SA U-23 might play Spain to prepare for Tokyo Olympics 26 November 2019, 3:11 PM

South African Football Association President Danny Jordaan says the SA Under-23 team might play against Spain in a friendly match as a preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Japan.

Wits hoping for good result against Highlands Park 26 November 2019, 2:47 PM

Bidvest Wits are eager to go back to winning ways after dropping three crucial points in their 1-0 defeat in the hands of SuperSport United at home.

Accolades keep streaming in for French Top 14 winner Kolbe 26 November 2019, 9:01 AM

Accolades keep streaming in for Rugby World Cup winner Cheslin Kolbe. The Springbok wing was named the French Top 14 Player of the Season in Paris on Monday night.

Hourihane helps Villa beat Newcastle on unhappy return for Bruce 26 November 2019, 7:27 AM

Aston Villa brushed aside recent poor results to beat Newcastle United 2-0 at home on Monday and create some breathing space above the Premier League drop zone as Conor Hourihane scored and set up another goal with a couple of clever free kicks.

Notoane to consider over-age players for Olympics 25 November 2019, 8:31 PM

South African men’s Under-23 coach David Notoane says he will consider selecting over-age players for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Japan.

Highlands Park face a tricky Wits side 25 November 2019, 6:29 PM

Highlands Park will square up against Bidvest Wits in an Absa Premiership match at Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa on Tuesday night.

Did Middendorp pay the price for inexperienced defense & sidelining senior players? 25 November 2019, 4:01 PM

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Ernst Middendorp paid the price for fielding an inexperienced defense yesterday when they were dumped out of the Telkom Knockout by Maritzburg United losing 2-1 in the semi-final played at Mbombela Stadium.

I’m a winner; I want to win things – Tinkler 25 November 2019, 3:20 PM

Maritzburg United head coach Eric Tinkler is no stranger to reaching cup finals and winning them, and his team's dominant 2-1 win over Kaizer Chiefs in the Telkom Knockout semi-final on Sunday, was just another reminder of this.

Jose Mourinho
Mourinho makes fine start with Spurs, Liverpool and City win 25 November 2019, 5:40 AM

Jose Mourinho began life as Tottenham Hotspur manager with a 3-2 victory at West Ham United on Saturday, while Premier League pacesetters Liverpool won to remain eight points clear and defending champions Manchester City also took three points.

Maritzburg beats Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 24 November 2019, 6:43 PM

Maritzburg United have booked a ticket to the final of the 2019 Telkom Knockout.

Edgbaston, Birmingham
India steamroll Bangladesh in pink test to sweep series 24 November 2019, 12:31 PM

Umesh Yadav struck three times as India took less than an hour on day three to complete formalities and bulldoze Bangladesh by an innings and 46 runs in the second and final test for a 2-0 series sweep on Sunday.

Australia Team
Azam, Rizwan stall Australia’s victory march in Brisbane 24 November 2019, 7:27 AM

Babar Azam scored his second century and Mohammad Rizwan his maiden half century in a 132-run partnership that helped Pakistan to 268 for six at tea on Sunday, stalling Australia's march to victory in Brisbane on day four of the first test.

Runs
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants top MSL 23 November 2019, 9:55 PM

The Nelson Mandela Bay Giants have cemented their place at the top of the 2019 Mzansi Super League with a five wicket victory over the Durban Heat in Port Elizabeth.

Mamelodi Sundowns
Sundowns advance to the Telkom Knockout finals 23 November 2019, 5:34 PM

Mamelodi Sundowns have advanced to the final of the Telkom Knockout.

Jose Mourinho
Mourinho’s tenure off to a flying start at Spurs 23 November 2019, 5:03 PM

Jose Mourinho got off to the best possible start as Tottenham Hotspur manager as his new side beat West Ham United 3-2 at London Stadium on Saturday, their first Premier League away win in 10 months.

Mourinho aiming to take Spurs and Kane to the next level 23 November 2019, 12:44 PM

New Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho wants to take the club led by England striker Harry Kane to the next level by winning trophies and said he would love to stay in the job for at least as long as his predecessor Mauricio Pochettino.

Zwelitsha to welcome home Lukhanyo Am 23 November 2019, 9:23 AM

The people of Zwelitsha just outside of King Williamstown in the Eastern Cape will on Saturday be celebrating one of their own with a homecoming party for Lukhanyo Am.

Tonga women get second World Cup chance after measles lockdown 23 November 2019, 8:43 AM

Tonga’s women’s rugby team have been given another opportunity to qualify for the 2021 World Cup after the entire side was withdrawn from the Oceania Rugby Women’s Championships in Fiji and quarantined this week following a measles outbreak.

Nadal rescues Spain but heartbreak for Djokovic’s Serbia 23 November 2019, 7:54 AM

Rafael Nadal put in some late-night overtime to drag hosts Spain into the Davis Cup semi-finals but Novak Djokovic's hopes were dashed in excruciating fashion as Serbia bowed out on Friday.

Unhappy fans cannot sue over Mayweather-Pacquiao bout -U.S. court 22 November 2019, 9:15 PM

A U.S. appeals court said boxing fans who felt cheated after learning that Manny Pacquiao had been injured before fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. cannot pursue class-action litigation because the 2015 welterweight bout dubbed the “Fight of the Century” proved to be a letdown. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 3-0 that fans and […]

South Africa U-23 qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games 22 November 2019, 6:49 PM

The South African Under 23 football team has booked their place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after they beat Ghana on penalties 6-5 in the third-place match at the Under 23 Africa Cup of Nations.

Chiefs the overwhelming favourites for TKO semi: Tinkler 22 November 2019, 6:38 PM

Maritzburg United coach Eric Tinkler says his analysis of Kaizer Chiefs shows a vastly different team compared to last season.

Golden Arrows seeking spirit of 2009 against Sundowns in TKO semi 22 November 2019, 4:53 PM

Lamontville Golden Arrows Assistant Coach Mandla Ncikazi believes the time is now for Abafana Bes’thende. He says this ahead of their Telkom Knockout semi-final showdown against Mamelodi Sundowns in Nelspruit on Saturday. The two meet at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium in Clermont with the winner to face either Kaizer Chiefs or Maritzburg United in […]

Williamson dismissal puts England in front in first New Zealand test 22 November 2019, 11:26 AM

Sam Curran produced an unplayable ball to dismiss New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and put England in a strong position at the end of the second day of the first test at Bay Oval on Friday.

Players do not focus on boardroom politics: Kekana 21 November 2019, 8:53 PM

Mamelodi Sundowns captain Hlompho Kekana says players do not focus on boardroom politics that has been affecting the team in recent weeks.

Comitis speaks out on Makola’s 6-month ban 21 November 2019, 8:37 PM

Cape Town City chairman John Comitis has spoken out about how the club is dealing with Mpho Makola’s six-month ban from football.

Tete ready to face off with Casimero 21 November 2019, 5:35 PM

Reigning World Boxing Organisation (WBO) bantamweight champion Zolani “Last Born” Tete is almost done with his preparations ahead of his title defence against his Filipino counterpart John Riel Casimero. Tete and Casimero will meet at Arena Birmingham in England next Saturday.

SA’s playoff match against Ghana is all about qualification 21 November 2019, 5:11 PM

Good news for the South African national U23 team currently taking part in the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Egypt, is that all the players are available for tomorrow’s third place play-off against Ghana.

Baccus’ return for TKO semi, excites Middendorp 21 November 2019, 4:58 PM

Kaizer Chiefs have received a timely boost ahead of their crucial Telkom Knockout semi-final against Maritzburg United at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Sunday, with confirmation today that midfielder Kearyn Baccus has recovered from the injury and is available for selection.