Nicholas Dlamini makes history, joins team to compete in Tour de France

18 June 2021, 9:45 PM
Nicholas Dlamini has achieved the pinnacle for any cyclist when he was named in the Qhubeka Assos team to compete in the 2021 Tour de France, the most prestigious cycle tour in the world.
Royal AM vows to approach Supreme Court of Appeal 19 June 2021, 2:03 AM

Royal AM are not about relinquish their fight to gain automatic promotion into the DSTV Premiership. According their response to the dismissal of their application for leave to appeal by Justice Sutherland DJP on Friday evening, the KwaZulu-Natal outfit will be approaching the Supreme Court of Appeal. 

England given reality check by gutsy Scotland in stalemate 18 June 2021, 11:21 PM

England's ambitions to be crowned kings of Europe got a cold dose of reality as they were held to a 0-0 draw by a gutsy Scotland side in a Euro 2020 'Battle of Britain' on Friday.

Rules are rules, says judge as he thwarts Royal AM’s bid to remain on top of the GladAfrica Championship log 18 June 2021, 10:54 PM

Royal AM has been dealt another blow in their quest to remain at the top of the GladAfrica Championship log to gain automatic promotion into the DSTV Premiership.

Schick on target as Czechs edge closer with Croatia draw 18 June 2021, 8:24 PM

The Czech Republic closed in on the Euro 2020 knockouts on Friday as Patrik Schick's first-half penalty helped them secure a 1-1 draw with Croatia, whose own qualification hopes will go down to the wire.

Forsberg fires Sweden to 1-0 victory over Slovakia 18 June 2021, 6:43 PM

Emil Forsberg scored Sweden's first goal of the Euro 2020 from the penalty spot as they edged out Slovakia 1-0 to boost their qualification hopes from Group E on Friday.

Match Preview: Czechs bank on in-form Schick and Vaclik for Croatia test 18 June 2021, 2:26 PM

The Czech Republic will look to attack Croatia and hope forward Patrik Schick and goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik can repeat their stellar performances in the team's opening Euro 2020 win over Scotland, coach Jaroslav Silhavy said.

Match Preview: Sweden not bothered by tactical criticism ahead of Slovakia clash 18 June 2021, 12:36 PM

Sweden came in for plenty of criticism for their defensive tactics in their scoreless draw with Spain, but captain Sebastian Larsson is not bothered as they prepare to face Slovakia in their next Euro 2020 Group E game on Friday.

Springboks to play Tests against Georgia in Gauteng 18 June 2021, 10:46 AM

SA Rugby has confirmed that the two Tests against Georgia, as a precursor to the series against the British and Irish Lions, will be played in Gauteng.

Health experts warn of Olympic COVID-19 threat, prefer no spectators 18 June 2021, 8:50 AM

Japan's top medical experts warned on Friday that holding the Olympics during the COVID-19 pandemic could increase infections, and said banning all spectators was the least risky option, setting up a possible collision with organisers.

Tokyo 2020 President considering cap of 10 000 spectators – Newspaper 18 June 2021, 1:29 AM

The President of the Tokyo 2020 organising committee, Seiko Hashimoto, said in an interview she was considering adopting a cap of 10 000 spectators for the city's Olympic stadiums, the Sankei newspaper reported on Thursday evening.

Dutch delight as victory over Austria seals top spot in Group C 17 June 2021, 11:07 PM

Wing back Denzel Dumfries had a hand in both goals as the Netherlands eased to a 2-0 victory over uninspiring Austria on Thursday and ensured they will win Euro 2020 Group C.

Sports ministry awaits green light from NCCC on re-introduction of spectators at stadiums 17 June 2021, 9:10 PM

Sport, Arts and Culture, Minister, Nathi Mthethwa says they will be guided by the National Corona Virus Command Council when it comes to re-introducing spectators at stadiums.

De Bruyne leads Belgium to 2-1 comeback win over Denmark 17 June 2021, 8:26 PM

Denmark scored the second-fastest goal in European Championship history but Belgium advanced to the knockout stages after Kevin de Bruyne orchestrated a 2-1 comeback victory in their Group B match on Thursday.

Match Preview: De Ligt to return to Dutch defence against Austria 17 June 2021, 8:09 PM

The Netherlands will have defender Matthijs de Ligt back in the starting line-up for Thursday's European Championship Group C clash with Austria after he missed the team's first game at the tournament, coach Frank de Boer said on Wednesday.

Gqeberha ready to host Cosafa Cup 17 June 2021, 6:00 PM

Belgium playmaker Kevin De Bruyne is fit to play against Denmark on Thursday and make a much anticipated entry into the European Championship, coach Roberto Martinez said.

Match Preview: De Bruyne fit to play for Belgium against Denmark 17 June 2021, 5:15 PM

Belgium playmaker Kevin De Bruyne is fit to play against Denmark on Thursday and make a much-anticipated entry into the European Championship, coach Roberto Martinez said. 

Yarmolenko inspires Ukraine to 2-1 win over North Macedonia 17 June 2021, 5:10 PM

Andriy Yarmolenko grabbed a goal and an assist as Ukraine edged out North Macedonia 2-1 on Thursday to boost their chances of reaching the European Championship knockout stages, leaving their opponents' hopes hanging by a thread.

Nadal pulls out of Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics to prolong career 17 June 2021, 3:41 PM

Rafa Nadal pulled out of Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday, saying he took the decision after consultations with his team in a bid to prolong his career.

Tshakhuma FC’s new name revealed, club to remain in Polokwane 17 June 2021, 3:05 PM

DSTV Premiership side, Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila, will now be officially known as Marumo Gallants.

PSL promotional playoffs ‘postponed’ again as league heads to court 17 June 2021, 1:32 PM

The back-and forth regarding the PSL Promotional Playoffs and the promotion legal wrangles look far from over as the PSL has now postponed the commencement of the matches, which were scheduled to kick off on Thursday afternoon with a match between Chippa United and Richards Bay. 

No crunch-time pressure on North Macedonia, says Angelovski 17 June 2021, 12:17 PM

Major tournament debutants North Macedonia are under no pressure to reach the Euro 2020 last 16 ahead of their pivotal Group C clash with Ukraine on Thursday, coach Igor Angelovski said.

Turkey coach says individual mistakes behind dismal start to Euro 2020 17 June 2021, 8:48 AM

Turkey coach Senol Gunes blamed their poor start to Euro 2020 on a flurry of individual mistakes after a 2-0 defeat to Wales on Wednesday left them without a point after two games.

Locatelli brace eases Italy into Euro 2020 knockouts 16 June 2021, 11:01 PM

Manuel Locatelli bagged a brace of goals for the first time in his career as imperious Italy defeated Switzerland 3-0 at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday to become the first side into the last-16 of the European Championship.

Ramsey and Roberts give Wales 2-0 victory over Turkey 16 June 2021, 9:09 PM

Wales moved a big step closer to qualifying for the knockout stages of the European Championship after Aaron Ramsey and Connor Roberts scored in a 2-0 win over Turkey in their second Group A match at Baku's Olympic Stadium on Wednesday.

Match Preview: Coach Petkovic warns Swiss players not to give Italy too much respect 16 June 2021, 6:37 PM

Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic has told his players not to show in-form Italy too much respect and have belief that they can win when the teams meet in a European Championship Group A clash in Rome on Wednesday.

TTM to reveal its new name, logo on Thursday 16 June 2021, 6:02 PM

Limpopo DSTV Premiership outfit Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila Football Club will have a new name and logo ahead of the new season.

Russia back on track in Euros after 1-0 win over Finland 16 June 2021, 5:53 PM

A goal in first-half stoppage time by Aleksei Miranchuk got Russia's Euro 2020 campaign back on track as they beat Finland 1-0 in Group B on Wednesday.

Match Preview: Wales relishing chance to silence Turkish fans, says Bale 16 June 2021, 4:08 PM

Wales captain Gareth Bale said the team will feed off a hostile atmosphere created by a large Turkish fan contingent at Wednesday's Group A match in Baku, and the reception will only serve as extra motivation to silence those fans.

Australian women sprinters in prime form heading to Tokyo 16 June 2021, 3:49 PM

Each night of the swim-offs to determine who will represent Australia in Tokyo next month has thrown up a new star but the penultimate day was very much reserved for the old guard, and the country’s long-standing queen of the pool.

Belgian Castagne undergoes surgery on double eye socket fracture 16 June 2021, 1:58 PM

Belgium defender Timothy Castagne has undergone surgery on a double fracture of his eye socket suffered in the European Championship at the weekend, officials confirmed on Wednesday. The fullback was injured in a heavy collision with Russian Daler Kuzyaev in the first half of Saturday’s 3-0 Group B win in St Petersburg, fracturing the eye socket […]