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.
Formula One
Mother City to host Formula One 13 February 2019, 7:02 PM

South Africans will have a rare opportunity in June this year to see Formula One action on home shores when Aston Martin Red Bull Racing brings speed, sound and hopefully also a couple of doughnuts, to the streets of the Mother City.

Sala memorial
Cardiff to pay Sala transfer fee to Nantes ‘if obliged’ 13 February 2019, 5:08 PM

Cardiff City chairperson Mehmet Dalman said on Tuesday the club will pay the fee for striker Emiliano Sala if they are contractually required to do so.

Fernando strikes early but S Africa stage fightback in first test 13 February 2019, 2:13 PM

Sri Lanka seamer Vishwa Fernando struck an early double blow as the tourists reduced South Africa to 89 for four at lunch on the opening day of the first test at Kingsmead on Wednesday.

England beat West Indies by 232 runs in final test 13 February 2019, 7:22 AM

England wrapped up a comprehensive 232-run victory over West Indies in the third test in St Lucia on Tuesday after home batsman Roston Chase made a century but got little help.

Coach Owen Da Gama
Highlands Park optimistic ahead of Nedbank clash against Cape Town City 12 February 2019, 8:23 PM

Highlands Park will travel to Cape Town stadium to face Benni McCarthy's Cape Town City in a Nedbank Cup last 16 match on Friday.

Tokyo 2020 venues on track for completion, say organisers 12 February 2019, 7:00 PM

Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic venues remain on track to be completed in time for test events scheduled for later this year, according to Games organisers.

Thabo Senong
SAFA applauds Senong for Amajita success 12 February 2019, 5:26 PM

The success of Thabo Senong as Amajita coach has been applauded by the South African Football Association (SAFA).

Naomi Osaka
Osaka splits with coach Bajin 12 February 2019, 2:31 PM

Naomi Osaka, winner of the past two grand slam tournaments, has parted ways with her coach Sascha Bajin.

Emiliano Sala
Minute’s silence to be observed for Emiliano Sala 12 February 2019, 12:47 PM

In memory of Emiliano Sala, a minute's silence will be observed at all Champions League and Europa League games this week, UEFA said on Tuesday.

Boxer Zolani Tete.
Unification title fight to take place in April 12 February 2019, 12:24 PM

The long awaited unification title fight between South Africa’s Zolani Tete and the American based Filipino, Nonito Donaire, will take place in the US on April, 13th.

PSG confirm that Cavani out of Man United match 12 February 2019, 6:34 AM

Paris St Germain coach Thomas Tuchel confirmed that the club's record scorer Edinson Cavani will miss Tuesday's Champions League match away to Manchester United.

Dylan Kerr
Black Leopards to host Bidvest Wits in Nedbank Cup Challenge 11 February 2019, 7:33 PM

Black Leopards coach Dylan Kerr is confident they will win against Bidvest Wits in the Nedbank Challenge on Wednesday in Thohoyandou.

Cricket ball
Durban offers faint hope for beleaguered Sri Lanka 11 February 2019, 2:53 PM

The odds appear to be stacked against Sri Lanka in a two-Test series against South Africa, which starts at Kingsmead on Wednesday, but the tourists can take heart from their previous record in Durban.

Smith, Warner bans to end during Pakistan ODI series 11 February 2019, 6:24 AM

Steve Smith and David Warner could be in line for an immediate return to the Australian team when their bans expire midway through the upcoming one-day international (ODI) series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.

Man City hit humiliated Chelsea for six to go top once more 10 February 2019, 9:17 PM

Sergio Aguero grabbed a hat-trick as Manchester City scored four times inside 25 minutes to thrash Chelsea 6-0 and leapfrog Liverpool again to top spot in the Premier League on goal difference on Sunday.

Moving Sala homage as emotional Nantes crumble 10 February 2019, 8:08 PM

Emiliano Sala's former club Nantes gave a final rousing send off to the Argentine striker, whose body was recovered from a crashed plane this week.

Injury-plagued Tsonga wins 17th career title 10 February 2019, 7:10 PM

Injury-plagued Jo-Wilfried Tsonga claimed the 17th title of his career on Sunday when he defeated French compatriot Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 6-2 to claim the Montpellier title.

New Zealand
Black Caps claim T20 series against India 10 February 2019, 5:24 PM

New Zealand have won the T20 series against India 2-1 in Hamilton.

Solari thrilled with Madrid derby victory 10 February 2019, 12:18 PM

Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari was thrilled by his team's 3-1 derby victory over Atletico Madrid on Saturday as the European champions forced their way back into the La Liga title race.

Liverpool cruise back to the summit, United surge on 10 February 2019, 7:54 AM

Liverpool needed an afternoon to calm their Premier League title jitters after a couple of stumbles and thanks to an obliging Bournemouth side they got their wish as a 3-0 victory lifted them back to the top of the table.

Arsenal edge Huddersfield to keep pressure on rivals for Champions League spot 9 February 2019, 8:53 PM

First-half goals from Alex Iwobi and Alexandre Lacazatte secured a 2-1 win for Arsenal at struggling Huddersfield on Saturday...

Soweto Derby
Pirates continue their unbeaten streak against Chiefs 9 February 2019, 6:04 PM

Orlando Pirates have set a new unbeaten record against their arch-rivals Kaizer Chiefs.

Mauricio Pochettino
Tottenham manager wants to move into their new stadium 9 February 2019, 3:45 PM

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino wants the club to move to their new stadium this season and will accept responsibility if it upsets their momentum towards the end of the Premier League campaign.

Stern warning to fake ticket sellers ahead of Soweto Derby 9 February 2019, 11:05 AM

Gauteng police have sent a strong warning to those planning to sell fake tickets to unsuspecting soccer lovers at the FNB stadium in Soweto for the derby between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs.

Man City’s De Bruyne not guaranteed Chelsea start – Guardiola 9 February 2019, 7:34 AM

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is not guaranteed to be in the starting lineup when the league leaders host Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, manager Pep Guardiola said on Friday.

Brazil mourns after football training facility fire kills 10 8 February 2019, 9:29 PM

Brazilian football was in mourning on Friday after 10 people died when a fire ripped through a youth training facility at the country's most popular club, Flamengo, authorities said.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni
India level T20 series against New Zealand 8 February 2019, 9:05 PM

India's cricket team has fought back to level the three match T20 International series against New Zealand.

Fans divided over Soweto derby 8 February 2019, 6:46 PM

Soweto is divided over who will win the derby and crucial ABSA Premiership match between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.

Eric Tinkler
Maritzburg in need of a turnaround or face relegation 8 February 2019, 2:28 PM

With eleven matches to go, Maritzburg United need a quick turn-around if they want to remain in the ABSA Premiership.

Footballer Emiliano Sala
Body in Channel wreckage identified as footballer Sala 8 February 2019, 8:12 AM

A body recovered by British investigators from the submerged wreckage of a plane that went down in the Channel has been identified as that of footballer Emiliano Sala, police said on Thursday.