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.
Clever Boys aim to outsmart South African title rivals 3 January 2019, 3:37 PM

It took Bidvest Wits FC 96 years to become South African champions for the first time, and now they are on course to win a second title just two seasons later.

Dale Styne
Faf sends Pakistan to bat first in the second test 3 January 2019, 11:10 AM

South African captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and put Pakistan into bat on the opening day of the second test at Newlands on Thursday, looking to make an immediate impact after winning the first test by six wickets last week.

Virat Kohli
First session of 4th test between Australia and India 3 January 2019, 7:24 AM

India lost an early wicket but reached the lunch break on 69 runs for one wicket as they looked to build a big first innings tally on the first day of the fourth and final test against Australia on Thursday.

Never let me go: Solskjaer wants to stay as Man United boss 3 January 2019, 6:08 AM

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer joined Matt Busby in the Manchester United record books in his team’s 2-0 win at Newcastle on Wednesday and admitted he does not want to leave the club in the summer. The United interim manager, in charge until the end of the season when he is scheduled to return to his Norwegian […]

Proteas still to decide on team against Pakistan 2 January 2019, 6:42 PM

The Proteas still have to decide on their team ahead of the Second Test against Pakistan at Newlands starting on Thursday.

FIFA President Gianni Infentino
FIFA should expand 2022 World Cup to 48 teams if possible – Infantino 2 January 2019, 4:09 PM

FIFA should, if possible, increase the size of the soccer World Cup in Qatar in 2022 to 48 from 32 teams, the global governing body's president Gianni Infantino said.

Chelsea sign American star Pulisic from Dortmund 2 January 2019, 2:34 PM

American international Christian Pulisic, regarded as one of the hottest properties in European football, signed for Premier League side Chelsea for a reported fee of $74 million from Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.

Serena Williams and Roger Federer
Federer, Serena click ‘greatest selfie of all time’ after dream clash 2 January 2019, 9:00 AM

It took 43 Grand Slam triumphs and over two decades to set up the on-court meeting but when the moment finally arrived, Roger Federer and Serena Williams gave the capacity crowd at Perth a night to remember.

Ravichandran Ashwin
India wary on Ashwin availability for final test 2 January 2019, 7:04 AM

India have reversed an earlier decision about the availability of Ravichandran Ashwin for the fourth and final test against Australia and named the off spinner in a 13-man match squad on Wednesday.

Bloemfontein Celtic reject Clinton Larsen return rumours 1 January 2019, 7:32 PM

Bloemfontein Celtic have denied rumours linking the club with their former coach Clinton Larsen.

Serena ensures meeting with Federer will have an edge 1 January 2019, 4:36 PM

Serena Williams ensured her first ever on-court meeting with Roger Federer would have a competitive edge as she fought back on Tuesday to win her singles in the Hopman Cup.

Kyrgios, Murray power into second round in Brisbane 1 January 2019, 3:21 PM

Nick Kyrgios started his Brisbane Open title defence with a battling 7-6(5) 5-7 7-6(5) victory over American Ryan Harrison in the opening round on Tuesday.

President of CAF Ahmad Ahmad
Hosts unknown, but Cup of Nations to take centre stage in Africa 1 January 2019, 1:40 PM

An Africa Cup of Nations with new dates and an expanded 24-team line-up will take centre stage this year in the continent, but the hosts have still to be decided.

Samir Nasri
 Frenchman Nasri completes West Ham move after doping ban 1 January 2019, 11:53 AM

West Ham United have signed free agent Samir Nasri until the end of the campaign with the French midfielder having completed an 18-month doping ban, the Premier League side said on Monday.

Gary Stead (centre) speaks at a press conference
Sri Lanka series chance for NZ players to push World Cup claims 1 January 2019, 7:11 AM

New Zealand coach Gary Stead has had little time in charge of the side, but his focus will be firmly on this year's World Cup in England and Wales when their one-day series against Sri Lanka begins on Thursday.

Emery fined £8,000 for kicking water bottle towards fans 31 December 2018, 7:27 PM

Arsenal manager Unai Emery was fined £8,000 ($10,000) on Monday for kicking a water bottle into the crowd during his side's Boxing Day draw at Brighton after admitting to a Football Association charge.

Mayweather beats Japan’s Nasukawa by technical knockout 31 December 2018, 4:58 PM

Floyd Mayweather beat Japanese kickboxing phenomenon Tenshin Nasukawa by a technical knockout on Monday in the first round of a New Year's Eve "exhibition" bout that brought the US boxing superstar out of retirement.

Sale tie down South Africa’s De Klerk till 2023 31 December 2018, 1:39 PM

World Player of the Year nominee Faf De Klerk committed his future to Sale Sharks by signing an extended contract to 2023, the English club announced on Monday.

Pogba doubles again as Solskjaer extends perfect start 31 December 2018, 11:13 AM

The re-born Paul Pogba scored twice, for the second time since Jose Mourinho’s departure from the club, as Manchester United beat Bournemouth 4-1 to make it three wins in a row for caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Man City bounce back to beat Saints and close on Liverpool 31 December 2018, 9:03 AM

Manchester City bounced back from two consecutive defeats to beat Southampton 3-1 on Sunday and cut the gap on Premier League leaders Liverpool to seven points before the top two meet on Thursday.

Steve Komphela
Bloemfontein Celtic supporters not happy 30 December 2018, 2:06 PM

Bloemfontein Celtic supporters are furious over the new developments on their team. This is after Steve Komphela resigned on Friday over dissatisfaction about the club.

For relaxed Mayweather, Japan fight ‘all about entertainment’ 30 December 2018, 12:06 PM

US boxing legend Floyd "Money" Mayweather said Saturday his focus was on entertaining the fans during his New Year's Eve fight with Japanese kickboxing prodigy Tenshin Nasukawa near Tokyo.

Paine admits Smith, Warner needed after more batting woes 30 December 2018, 7:39 AM

Captain Tim Paine admitted Sunday Australia badly needed the banned Steve Smith and David Warner back in the side after more woeful batting in the third Test against India.

India celebrates victory
India beat Australia in third test by 137 runs 30 December 2018, 7:31 AM

India captured Australia's last two wickets after a rain-delayed start today five of the third test on Sunday to complete an emphatic 137-run win and take a 2-1 series lead into the Sydney finale.

India’s cricket team two wickets away from victory 29 December 2018, 8:09 PM

India's cricket team is just two wickets away from victory after day four of the third Test match against Australia in Melbourne.

Heat stress tracker
Australian Open tweaks extreme heat policy 29 December 2018, 11:20 AM

Players in the men's draw at the Australian Open will be allowed 10-minute breaks during matches as part of an updated extreme heat policy at the year's first Grand Slam.

Zamalek to face Tanger in CAF Confederation Cup play-off 29 December 2018, 8:29 AM

Egyptian club Zamalek, one of the strongest contenders for the 2018/2019 CAF Confederation Cup, were paired with Moroccan outfit Ittihad Tanger Friday in the play-offs draw in Cairo. The White Knights have won nine CAF titles, making them the joint third most successful club in the annual African competitions. But the Cairo side are long […]

India's Jasprit Bumrah celebrates after taking a wicket
India five wickets away from victory in Melbourne 29 December 2018, 7:16 AM

India moved five wickets away from sealing an emphatic victory in the third test against Australia on Saturday after reducing the hosts to 138 for five at tea on day four, still 261 runs short of their victory target.

Early first test victory to give Proteas time to strategise ahead of next match 28 December 2018, 6:55 PM

An early finish to the first test with a comprehensive six wicket victory inside three days will give South Africa more time to ponder a selection headache ahead of their next encounter with Pakistan in Cape Town on 3 January.

Jasprit Bumrah
Bumrah barrage puts India in charge in Melbourne 28 December 2018, 2:38 PM

Rampaging paceman Jasprit Bumrah pummelled Australia with a six-wicket haul in the performance of his young career to put India in a commanding position on day three of the third test on Friday.