David Silva to leave Man City when contract expires

26 June 2019, 11:46 AM
Spanish midfielder David Silva has confirmed he will leave Manchester City at the end of next season when his contract expires.
David Silva
France's N'Golo Kante in action with Uruguay's Rodrigo Bentancur.
France v Belgium key head-to-head battles 9 July 2018, 4:22 PM

France meet Belgium in a World Cup semi-final on Tuesday. Here is a look at some of the key head-to-head duels which could prove decisive.

Hamilton accepts Raikkonen’s apology 9 July 2018, 3:52 PM

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has accepted an apology from Kimi Raikkonen and recognised that their first lap collision in Sunday's British Grand Prix was a racing incident and not deliberate.

FILE PHOTO: Real Madrid v FC Barcelona - Spanish Liga Santander
Spanish football federation names Luis Enrique as national team coach 9 July 2018, 3:04 PM

The Spanish Football Federation has appointed Luis Enrique as Spain's new national team coach on a two-year deal, the president of the federation Luis Rubiales said during a news conference on Monday.

Anderson guns for Wimbledon quarter final 9 July 2018, 9:53 AM

South African tennis player Kevin Anderson will be hoping to advance to the quarter final of the Wimbledon Championship in London for the first time in his career.

Belgium and France face off in mouth-watering semi-final 9 July 2018, 6:19 AM

Roberto Martinez's swashbuckling Belgium side head into Tuesday's semi-final with familiar foes France as the World Cup's leading scorers, but their old rivals have evolved as the tournament has progressed and will also be full of confidence.

It’s all systems go for SA team in Tri Colour Games 8 July 2018, 10:08 PM

The International Tri Colour Games is underway in Reggio Emilia and its all systems go for South African sportmen participating.

National chess championship kicks off in Bloemfontein 8 July 2018, 8:26 PM

A week-long national chess championship is taking place in Bloemfontein.

Sebastian Vettel
Vettel wins, Hamilton second at Silverstone 8 July 2018, 8:11 PM

Sebastian Vettel won the British Grand Prix for Ferrari on Sunday to deny Lewis Hamilton a fifth successive home victory and move eight points clear at the top of the Formula One standings.

Fernando Hierro
Hierro will not continue as Spain head coach 8 July 2018, 6:17 PM

The Spanish Football Association has announced that Fernando Hierro will not continue in his post as Spain head coach.

CAF ban Kenyan referee for life over bribe 8 July 2018, 3:32 PM

A Kenyan referee who had been chosen for the 2018 World Cup in Russia has been banned for life after accepting a bribe, an African Football Confederation (CAF) statement said Sunday.

S.A Karate team to compete in Kimura Shukokai Championships 8 July 2018, 2:50 PM

The South African Karate team has completed their final training session in Cape Town ahead of the Kimura Shukokai International World Championships in Sweden next week.

England bask in World Cup glow as Russia suffer agonising exit 8 July 2018, 10:07 AM

England celebrated reaching the World Cup semi-finals for the first time in a generation as Russia came to terms Sunday with a heartbreaking exit from their own party.

Croatia beat Russia on penalties to set up World Cup semi against England 7 July 2018, 11:10 PM

Croatia beat Russia 4-3 on penalties on Saturday to set up a World Cup semi-final against England after a dramatic match full of twists and turns

SA team arrives in Italy for International Tri Colour Games 7 July 2018, 9:24 PM

Over 200 South African sports people from six different sporting codes in Gauteng have arrived in Regio Emilia in Italy. 

Confident England reach first World Cup semi-final in 28 years 7 July 2018, 8:19 PM

England defied almost three decades of disappointment to move confidently into the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1990.

Cheryshev returns to Russia line-up for Croatia quarter-final 7 July 2018, 7:52 PM

Denis Cheryshev is back in the Russia starting line-up for the hosts' meeting with Croatia in their World Cup quarter-final in Sochi on Saturday.

England sink Sweden to clinch World Cup semi-final berth 7 July 2018, 6:45 PM

Harry Maguire and Dele Alli scored as England comfortably defeated Sweden 2-0 in Samara on Saturday to reach the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1990.

Defeat is saddest moment of my career-Neymar 7 July 2018, 5:48 PM

Less than a day after being knocked out the World Cup by Belgium, Brazilian striker Neymar said he will find it hard to return to club football.

England’s Gareth Southgate managing “high” expectations set on team 7 July 2018, 4:06 PM

England manager Gareth Southgate is trying to manage expectations ahead of his team's quarter final game against Sweden on Saturday afternoon.

Gael Monfils tames Querrey to reach fourth round 7 July 2018, 8:46 AM

Unseeded Frenchman Gael Monfils tamed the power of American Sam Querrey to reach the last 16 at Wimbledon for the first time.

Preview: England can’t underestimate Sweden, says Stones 6 July 2018, 11:08 PM

England take on Sweden in Samara on Saturday with a place in the World Cup semi-finals at stake, and while some may be surprised to see the Scandinavians in the last eight, defender John Stones says they cannot be underestimated.

Belgium's Axel Witsel celebrates at the end of the match as Brazil's Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and team mates look dejected.
Belgium knocks favourites Brazil out of the World Cup 6 July 2018, 10:51 PM

Belgium struck early and held off a late Brazil fightback to send the five-times champions tumbling out of the World Cup with a 2-1 victory in an end-to-end thriller on Friday that earned them a semi-final against France.

Anderson keeps African Wimbledon hopes alive 6 July 2018, 8:13 PM

South African eighth seed Kevin Anderson reached the Wimbledon last 16 for the fourth time with a straight-sets win over experienced German Philipp Kohlschreiber on Friday.

Chadli, Fellaini start for Belgium, Marcelo back for Brazil 6 July 2018, 8:03 PM

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has brought Nacer Chadli and Marouane Fellaini, who both scored as substitutes against Japan in the round of 16, into his starting line-up for the World Cup quarter-final against Brazil on Friday.

Captain Godin lauds Uruguay “lions”, exonerates goalkeeper 6 July 2018, 7:36 PM

Uruguay captain Diego Godin praised his team mates as "lions" after reaching the World Cup quarter-finals but falling 2-0 to France, and said goalkeeper Fernando Muslera's error for the second goal should be forgiven.

Russia says to mint half-rouble coin if team reaches World Cup semis 6 July 2018, 7:30 PM

Russia's central bank said on Friday it would issue a commemorative half-rouble coin if the national soccer team beats Croatia in their World Cup quarter-final this Saturday.

Griezmann inspires France past punchless Uruguay 6 July 2018, 6:12 PM

Raphael Varane's glancing header and a goalkeeping blunder that gifted Antoine Griezmann a soft goal gave France a 2-0 victory over Uruguay in the first World Cup quarterfinal on Friday and a set up a last-four tie with Brazil or Belgium.

Bridge grabs brace as Crusaders seal home advantage for playoffs 6 July 2018, 6:10 PM

Winger George Bridge scored two tries as the Canterbury Crusaders sealed the top spot in Super Rugby throughout the playoffs with a 45-22 victory over the Otago Highlanders to celebrate Wyatt Crockett's 200th match milestone on Friday.

Preview: Brazil v Belgium Factbox 6 July 2018, 6:00 PM

Brazil play Belgium in a World Cup quarterfinal in Kazan on Friday.

FIFA sanctions Swedish FA for breach of media, marketing rules 6 July 2018, 5:46 PM

FIFA has fined the Swedish Football Association 70,000 Swiss francs ($71,000) and warned it for breaching media and marketing regulations during the World Cup, the governing body said on Friday.