Federer confirms Tokyo Olympics participation

15 October 2019, 8:32 AM
Roger Federer confirmed his participation in next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo and said on Monday that he had listened to his heart before making the decision.
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Mzansi Super League not about what you have on paper – Prince 2 October 2019, 3:19 PM

Cape Town Blitz coach Ashwell Prince is happy with the squad they have assembled for Mzansi Super League (MSL) 2.0 that takes place next month.

David Pemsel Appointed As New Premier League Chief Executive 2 October 2019, 2:48 PM

David Pemsel, the CEO of Guardian Media Group (GMG), will be the new Premier League Chief Executive after his candidacy was approved following a recruitment process overseen by Chelsea Chairman Bruce Buck at a shareholders meeting on Wednesday.

Late Ntuli goal helps AmaZulu FC snatch first league win 2 October 2019, 11:13 AM

AmaZulu FC coach Jozef Vukuzic was delighted for his players after they ended a run of five months without victory by edging Cape Town City 2-1 in their Absa Premiership meeting in KwaMashu on Tuesday night.

Chilli Boyz drop to bottom of the log following loss to Wits 2 October 2019, 10:54 AM

Chippa United have dropped one place to the bottom of the Absa Premiership standings following their 1-0 loss to Bidvest Wits at the Sisa Dukashe Stadium in Mdantsane, East London, on Tuesday night.

Perfect start continues for Amakhosi as they extend lead 2 October 2019, 9:59 AM

Kaizer Chiefs are going to the extended international break sitting comfortably four points clear at the top of the Absa Premiership after beating Golden Arrows 2-0 in a league game played at the FNB stadium on Tuesday night.

Switch for Steyn as Parisse returns to bolster Italy for Bok showdown 2 October 2019, 9:15 AM

South African-born Braam Steyn has shifted from number eight to the side of the scrum to accommodate the return of talismanic captain Sergio Parisse for Italy's crunch Rugby World Cup Pool B clash with the Springboks at the Shizuoka Stadium on Friday.

Argentina’s Creevy prepared for ‘lovely battle’ with England 2 October 2019, 6:51 AM

Argentina hooker Agustin Creevy expects Saturday's Rugby World Cup clash with England in Tokyo to be a "lovely battle" of the forwards that the South Americans can win with patience and perseverance.

Bantwana welcome introduction of Cosafa Cup U17 Women’s Tournament 1 October 2019, 8:16 PM

Bantwana coach Simphiwe Dludlu is confident that the introduction of the Cosafa Cup Under 17 Women's Tournament is an ideal platform to groom players for the dynamics and demands of international football at an early age.

Badenhorst named new Netball Proteas coach 1 October 2019, 6:57 PM

Dorette Badenhorst has been appointed as the Spar Proteas new national team coach. Dumisani Chauke will be her assistant coach leading towards the 2023 Netball World Cup in Cape Town.

Stellenbosch FC are not under pressure: Barker 1 October 2019, 6:28 PM

Stellenbosch FC will take on Polokwane City in an Absa Premiership game scheduled for the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday night.

India's Wriddhiman Saha celebrates his century
India drops Pant with Saha set to don gloves against South Africa 1 October 2019, 5:23 PM

India are set to select Wriddhiman Saha to replace Rishabh Pant for the first test of a three-match series against South Africa starting in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday, with skipper Virat Kohli describing Saha as the best wicket keeper in the world.

I am relieved USADA has completed their investigation into Alberto Salazar 1 October 2019, 3:40 PM

British Olympic champion, Mo Farah recently said in a statement that he has no tolerance for anyone who broke the rules for doping as his former coach Alberto Salazar was banned for four years for doping violations.

Jesse Kriel
Hamstring injury rules Kriel out of WC and Willemse call up 1 October 2019, 12:19 PM

Springbok center Jesse Kriel has been ruled out of the remaining Rugby World Cup with Utility Back Damian Willemse set to join the Squad in Japan on Thursday.

Erasmus shuffles line-up ahead of SA, Italy showdown 1 October 2019, 6:34 AM

South African Rugby Coach Rassie Erasmus has made three changes to the forwards in his starting line-up for the important match against Italy at the Rugby World Cup on Friday.

Other provinces are lobbying to host indigenous games – Mafu 30 September 2019, 8:42 PM

Department of Sport, Arts and Culture deputy Minister Nocawe Mafu could not confirm where the 2020 National Indigenous Games (IG) will be held. The 2019 edition was successful without incident in Seshego outside Polokwane last week.

The trip to and from Cape Town was very taxing for women’s team – Hlako 30 September 2019, 8:16 PM

First Touch Academy coach John Hlako says the trip to and from Cape Town for the South African Football Association (SAFA) National Women’s League this past weekend was taxing on his side.

Sithole clinches SA Open men’s quads singles final 30 September 2019, 7:40 PM

The curtain closed on the first ever South African Spring Open tournament on Sunday and South African wheelchair tennis ace Lucas Sithole clinched the Quads singles final, defeating compatriot Donald Ramphadi 6-4 6-3.

I will easily beat Mokwena in a boxing match – McCarthy 30 September 2019, 7:02 PM

Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy says he will easily win a boxing match against Orlando Pirates coach Rulani Mokwena. He said this after their 3-3 draw at Orlando Stadium on Saturday.

How Dance & Ajao’s experience is benefiting TS Galaxy in CAF 30 September 2019, 5:15 PM

The combination of Dan ‘Dance” Malesela and and former Nigerian international defender Muisi Ajao didn’t just start now at TS Galaxy as head coach and assistant but it goes back to their playing days.

Bantwana bags silver at COSAFA Women’s U-17 champions 30 September 2019, 4:15 PM

South Africa’s U17 Women Football team suffered a 2-1 defeat to Uganda in the final of the Under 17 COSAFA Cup played at the Francois Stadium in Port Louis, Mauritius on Sunday.

Sean Maitland
Scotland registers first World Cup victory 30 September 2019, 3:48 PM

Scotland have registered their first win of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, beating Samoa 34-Nil in a Pool A match in Kolbe City in Japan.

Middendorp shoulders blame for Khune’s latest injury 30 September 2019, 3:27 PM

Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune continues to struggle with injuries and this time Amakhosi head coach Ernst Middendorp is shouldering the blame for Khune’s latest injury.

Osaka laughs off ‘too sunburned’ comment with plug for sponsor’s sunscreen 30 September 2019, 7:25 AM

Japanese tennis player, Naomi Osaka, has laughed off comments by a Japanese comedy duo who said she was “too sunburned” and “needed some bleach”, turning the tables with a plug for Japanese cosmetic giant Shiseido that is one of her sponsors.

Fraser-Pryce blazes to history with fourth world gold 30 September 2019, 5:58 AM

Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce powered her way to 100 meters gold on Sunday to become the first person to win four gold medals over the distance at the athletics world championships.

Bekele narrowly misses world record in Berlin marathon win 30 September 2019, 5:37 AM

Former Olympic and world champion Kenenisa Bekele staged a thrilling comeback to win the Berlin marathon on Sunday, dramatically missing out on the world record by two seconds after recording the second fastest time ever.

Hamilton wins in Russia to end Ferrari’s run of success 29 September 2019, 3:23 PM

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton won the Russian Grand Prix in a Mercedes one-two on Sunday to end resurgent Ferrari's run of success and stretch his lead to 73 points with five races remaining.

Wales overpower Australia to top Pool D 29 September 2019, 2:20 PM

Six Nations champions Wales took a massive step towards topping Pool D with a thrilling 29-25 victory over Australia in the Rugby World Cup in Tokyo on Sunday.

Gary Necille
City need to spend in January to compete for titles – Neville 29 September 2019, 11:32 AM

Manchester City will need to loosen their purse strings and sign players in the January transfer window if they are to compete for titles this season, former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has said.

Japan’s 8-on-10 scrum practice paid dividends, says Leitch 29 September 2019, 9:55 AM

Japan got a lift from their scrum in their shock victory over Pool A favourites Ireland and captain Michael Leitch said his team's 8-on-10 drills in the lead-up had paid off.

Namibia head coach Phil Davies talks to Namibia assistant coach Dale McItosh during the warm up before the match.
Battered and bruised, Coach Davies hails courageous Namibia 29 September 2019, 7:27 AM

Phil Davies hailed the courage of his Namibia side in the wake of their 57-3 Rugby World Cup Pool B loss to South Africa on Saturday as he steadies for an even bigger challenge against New Zealand on Oct. 6.