Mutiny on Merseyside – Everton derby defeat piles pressure on Benitez

2 December 2021, 3:19 PM
Everton fans were already feeling chastened after watching Liverpool sweep up accolades in recent years - but their 4-1 defeat by their city rivals on Wednesday stretched their already-tense relationship with boss Rafa Benitez potentially to breaking point.
CSA postpones provincial fixtures due to COVID-19 2 December 2021, 12:12 PM

Cricket South Africa has postponed the latest round of matches in division two of the four-day provincial competition after a number of COVID-19 cases, the move coming just two weeks before the start of a three-test series with India.

Carrick dismisses ‘myth’ that Ronaldo can’t press 2 December 2021, 7:20 AM

Manchester United caretaker manager Michael Carrick says it is a "myth" that Cristiano Ronaldo is not suited to a high-pressing style of play and backed the Portuguese forward to thrive under interim manager Ralf Rangnick.

Novak Djokovic
Djokovic levels Davis Cup quarter-final for Serbia against Kazakhstan 2 December 2021, 3:00 AM

Novak Djokovic sent Serbia's Davis Cup quarter-final against Kazakhstan into a deciding doubles rubber when the world number one clinically dispatched Alexander Bublik on Wednesday.

Blitzboks want to make it two in a row in Dubai 1 December 2021, 4:20 PM

South Africa's Blitzboks will be looking to go one better this coming weekend and make it two out of two in Dubai Series victories, on the back of a record breaking unbeaten run of 18 matches on the World Rugby Sevens Series last weekend

Australia’s vaccine mandate is not to ‘blackmail’ Djokovic: minister 1 December 2021, 10:22 AM

The Australian Open's COVID-19 vaccine mandate is about protecting the community, not about "blackmailing" Novak Djokovic, a state government official said on Wednesday.

Nine more from Munster test positive for COVID-19 in South Africa 1 December 2021, 1:42 AM

Munster have nine new COVID-19 cases in their camp in South Africa, the Irish rugby team said on Tuesday, taking the total count to 10.

Paris hoping to sell record 3 million tickets for 2024 Paralympics 30 November 2021, 9:36 PM

The organisers of the 2024 Paralympic Games are aiming to sell three million tickets for the event which they hope will help raise awareness around disability and promote a more inclusive society.

UEFA welcomes EU council adopting resolution on European Sport Model 30 November 2021, 8:07 PM

European soccer's governing body UEFA has welcomed the Council of the European Union's decision to adopt a resolution on the European Sport Model, which calls for strengthening of "value-based organised sport" on the continent.

Woods unsure of return date, ‘would love’ to play British Open 30 November 2021, 6:08 PM

Tiger Woods does not know when he will return to the PGA Tour following a February car accident that left him in a wheelchair for two months, but said on Tuesday he would love to compete in the British Open next July at St. Andrews.

Schick’s Euro 2020 strike shortlisted for FIFA goal of the year 30 November 2021, 12:25 PM

FIFA have announced an 11-player shortlist for this year's Puskas Award, with Patrik Schick's goal against Scotland at Euro 2020 among the nominees.

Ronaldo hits back at ‘lies’ about Ballon d’Or rivalry with Messi 30 November 2021, 9:00 AM

Cristiano Ronaldo on Tuesday hit back at comments made by Ballon d'Or organiser Pascal Ferre, saying the editor-in-chief of France Football "lied" about his rivalry with Lionel Messi.

Tiger Woods: Hope to return to golf, won’t be full-time 30 November 2021, 2:05 AM

Tiger Woods spoke in-depth about his future in golf for the first time since a single-car accident in February resulted in injuries to his right leg and foot.

Messi claims record-extending seventh Ballon d’Or 29 November 2021, 11:29 PM

Argentina's Lionel Messi won the Ballon d'Or award for the best player in the world for a record-stretching seventh time on Monday, beating Robert Lewandowski and Jorginho to lift soccer's most prestigious trophy yet again.

Man Utd appoint Rangnick as interim manager until end of season 29 November 2021, 4:53 PM

Manchester United have named German Ralf Rangnick as interim manager until the end of the season, the Premier League club said on Monday, eight days after sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

First Saudi female racer appointed ambassador for F1 GP 29 November 2021, 1:02 PM

Saudi Arabia's first female racing driver Reema Juffali has been appointed an ambassador for the country's inaugural Formula One Grand Prix in Jeddah this week, organisers said on Monday.

Leipzig lose 3-1 to Leverkusen for second defeat in a row 29 November 2021, 8:12 AM

RB Leipzig suffered a 3-1 home loss to Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday (November 28), their second defeat in a row in the Bundesliga that dropped them to eighth place, piling pressure on coach Jesse Marsch.

Formula One team founder Frank Williams dies aged 79 29 November 2021, 1:19 AM

Frank Williams, founder and former boss of a team that bore his name and that still ranks as one of the most dominant and successful in the history of Formula One, died on Sunday at the age of 79.

Chelsea’s EPL lead cut to one point after draw with Man United 28 November 2021, 9:37 PM

Chelsea's lead at the top of the Premier League was cut to a point after they were held at home by Manchester United while rivals Manchester City beat West Ham United 2-1 on Sunday.

CAF keen to improve standard of refereeing on the continent: Motsepe 28 November 2021, 5:10 PM

President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Patrice Motsepe says improving the standard of refereeing is one of their focal points as Africa's football controlling body.

Hewitt proud of Australia’s effort despite Davis Cup hopes all but over 28 November 2021, 1:34 PM

Australia's Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt was disappointed that his team are on the brink of elimination from the competition but said that they had plenty of positives to take from Saturday's victory over Hungary.

Steve Smith
Australia’s former cricket captain Mark Taylor says Steve Smith’s return could heal old wounds 28 November 2021, 7:47 AM

Former skipper Mark Taylor has backed the appointment of Steve Smith as Australia's vice-captain more than three years after he was stripped of the captaincy for his involvement in the Newlands ball-tampering scandal.

Islanders’ games postponed through November 30 due to COVID-19 28 November 2021, 1:19 AM

 New York Islanders' games will be postponed at least through November 30 due to a growing number of players in COVID-19 protocol, the National Hockey League (NHL) said on Saturday.

Gerrard’s Villa win again to end Palace’s unbeaten run 27 November 2021, 8:40 PM

Aston Villa continued their resurgence under new manager Steven Gerrard when they claimed a second consecutive Premier League win by beating Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Jota double sets up Liverpool rout of Southampton 27 November 2021, 7:26 PM

Diogo Jota's early double set Liverpool on their way to a crushing 4-0 victory over Southampton on Saturday to move up to second in the Premier League standings.

Women’s WC cricket qualifying tournament in Zimbabwe cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns 27 November 2021, 3:15 PM

The women's cricket World Cup qualifying tournament in Zimbabwe has been abandoned after the discovery by South Africa of a new COVID-19 variant that prompted travel curbs, the sport's governing body (ICC) said on Saturday.

Dutch tour of South Africa postponed after coronavirus-enforced travel curbs 27 November 2021, 2:48 PM

The one-day international series between South Africa and the Netherlands has been postponed after the discovery of a new COVID-19 variant in South Africa led to travel curbs being enforced, the two cricket boards said on Saturday.

Klopp tells Mane to “pay back with football” if teams target him 27 November 2021, 1:58 PM

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp urged forward Sadio Mane to control his emotions when opponents try to wind him up and "pay them back" with the quality of his football.

Brazil’s Nuzman sentenced to 30 years in jail for Rio 2016 corruption 27 November 2021, 9:18 AM

Former Rio 2016 and Brazilian Olympic Committee President Carlos Arthur Nuzman has been sentenced to 30 years and 11 months in jail for money laundering, corruption and other crimes connected to buying votes for Rio de Janeiro to host the 2016 Olympics.

Djokovic seals Serbia tie at Davis Cup Finals, Italy down US 27 November 2021, 1:48 AM

World number one Novak Djokovic overpowered Dennis Novak after Dusan Lajovic battled past Gerald Melzer and Serbia went on to a 3-0 win in their opener against Group F hosts Austria in the Davis Cup Finals in Innsbruck on Friday.

Italy and Portugal on collision course in World Cup playoffs 26 November 2021, 8:07 PM

The last two European champions, Italy and Portugal, could meet for a spot at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after they were drawn on Friday in the same path for the playoffs.