Chiefs held to a 1-1 draw

27 January 2021, 8:33 AM
Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs failed to make their home ground advantage after playing unnecessary draws earlier on Tuesday evening.
Athletes vaccinating amid hope Tokyo Games will go ahead as planned 27 January 2021, 4:10 PM

The International Paralympic Committee has revealed that some athletes have already started receiving vaccinations against COVID-19, ahead of the release of new guidelines that will show that Tokyo Games organisers are in a much better position than the public believes.  

International Olympic Committee board to meet on Wednesday 27 January 2021, 9:34 AM

All reports indicate that the cancellation of the Tokyo Olympic Games is not on the agenda.

Los Angeles mourns on first anniversary of Kobe Bryant’s death 27 January 2021, 12:58 AM

Fans of the late Kobe Bryant, who died a year ago to the day alongside his daughter and seven others when their helicopter crashed into a hillside near Los Angeles, honored the basketball legend on Tuesday in a city where the memory of his death is still fresh.

Pakistan put Proteas in a spin, but tourists fight back in first test 26 January 2021, 4:01 PM

Pakistan spinners Yasir Shah and Nauman Ali took five wickets between them to restrict South Africa to 220 all out, but the home side faltered in reply to close on 33 for four on Day 1 of a fast-moving first test in Karachi on Tuesday. Azhar Ali and Fawad Alam were both not out on […]

Djokovic, Nadal to begin 2021 campaigns on February 2 26 January 2021, 7:57 AM

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal will start their 2021 seasons on February 2 when they lead Serbia and Spain respectively in the team-based ATP Cup ahead of the Australian Open.

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Proteas looking for decent performance during the Pakistan tour 25 January 2021, 7:03 PM

The South African cricket team will not only look at completing another Test series victory against Pakistan in the sub-continent, but will also take on the responsibility of putting on a decent show in a country that has recently allowed for international cricket to return to its shores.

Chelsea sack manager Lampard with club ninth in standings 25 January 2021, 2:39 PM

Chelsea have sacked manager Frank Lampard after a run of five defeats in eight league games left the London side ninth in the Premier League standings, the club said on Monday.

Black Leopards parts ways with coach Dylan Kerr 25 January 2021, 9:38 AM

Black Leopards football club have parted-ways with their second coach this season Dylan Kerr.

Man United’s Fernandes strikes knockout blow on Liverpool 25 January 2021, 6:26 AM

Manchester United deepened Liverpool's January gloom as Bruno Fernandes's pinpoint free-kick earned his side a 3-2 win in a blockbuster FA Cup fourth-round clash at Old Trafford on Sunday.

SuperSport United beat TTM 2-0 to secure second position on PSL log 24 January 2021, 7:15 PM

SuperSport United are now second on the DSTV Premiership log following Bradley Grobler and Sipho Mbule's unanswered goals away to Tshakuma FC in Thohoyandou on Sunday.

Swimmer Ryan Stramrood nominated for coveted international award 24 January 2021, 3:40 PM

Ultra Extreme Open Water and Ice Swimmer, Ryan Stramrood, has been nominated for an prestigious international award.

Poirier stuns McGregor in UFC rematch 24 January 2021, 12:30 PM

Dustin Poirier scored a sensational knockout victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 257, decking him in the second round to put himself in pole position for another crack at the lightweight title.

Nine active cases of COVID-19 in Australian Open quarantine: Officials 24 January 2021, 10:25 AM

One case of COVID-19 among those in quarantine ahead of the Australian Open has been reclassified, local health officials said on Sunday, leaving nine active cases in the group of players and support staff isolating in Melbourne hotels.

Hussain questions England decision to rest Bairstow for Chennai Tests 24 January 2021, 7:57 AM

Former captain Nasser Hussain has questioned England's decision to rest Jonny Bairstow for the first two Tests against India next month, saying the batsman's spin proficiency was particularly needed at the start of the "iconic series".

Sundowns, Swallows FC still unbeaten in the DSTV Premiership 23 January 2021, 7:00 PM

Mamelodi Sundowns and Swallows FC remain unbeaten in the DSTV Premiership after 13 matches played.

Barty itching to get started at Australian Open 23 January 2021, 10:08 AM

World number one Ash Barty is itching to get back to competitive tennis at the Australian Open but has poured cold water on the idea that she might be set to end the 43-year wait for a homegrown women’s champion. Barty reached the semi-finals at Melbourne Park for the first time last year before sitting […]

Everybody determined to get Tokyo Games going: IOC President 23 January 2021, 8:12 AM

The entire Olympic movement is united in its determination to ensure the Tokyo Games happen in July and August, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said in a video message to mark the six-month countdown to the opening ceremony.

Suarez shows Barca what they are missing as he turns 34 22 January 2021, 9:48 PM

Barcelona's transfer business has been criticised by fans and pundits alike in recent years but few decisions could have been more ill thought out than allowing Uruguay striker Luis Suarez to leave for Atletico Madrid in the close season.

Newly-appointed Safa CEO to ensure national teams qualify for Afcon, World Cup 22 January 2021, 6:12 PM

The 39-year-old Motlanthe becomes the youngest ever CEO of Safa since the establishment of the country's football controlling body in 1991. 

Sundowns and Swallows to face off in top-of-the-table clash 22 January 2021, 4:37 PM

Matches are coming thick and fast in the 2020/21 DSTV Premiership campaign. There will be five matches on Saturday and two on Sunday.

British Athletics cancels indoor championships due to COVID-19 22 January 2021, 2:45 PM

British Athletics has cancelled its indoor championships set to begin in Glasgow next month due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the governing body said on Friday.

Tebogo Motlanthe appointed SAFA CEO 22 January 2021, 12:19 PM

Advocate Tebogo Motlanthe has been appointed the CEO of the South African Football Association (SAFA).

Japan stands firm on Tokyo Olympics schedule, denies report of cancellation 22 January 2021, 9:20 AM

Japan stood firm on Friday on its commitment to host the Tokyo Olympics this year and denied reports of a possible cancellation but the pledge looks unlikely to ease public concern about holding the event during a global pandemic.

Japan privately concludes Tokyo Olympics should be cancelled due to coronavirus -The Times 22 January 2021, 3:08 AM

Japan's government has privately concluded the Tokyo Olympics will have to be cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Times reported, citing an unnamed senior member of the ruling coalition.

Red Bull’s Honda plan depends on F1 engine vote, says Marko 21 January 2021, 9:35 PM

Red Bull have agreed a deal to continue using Honda's power unit after the Japanese manufacturer leaves Formula One next year but it depends on a vote to freeze engine development, according to team advisor Helmut Marko.

Rousing welcome for India’s Rahane on return from Australia 21 January 2021, 2:01 PM

India's stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane returned home to a red carpet welcome in Mumbai on Thursday, having led a severely depleted side to a famous test series win in Australia.

Djokovic hits back at criticism over Australian Open quarantine stance 21 January 2021, 9:10 AM

World number one Novak Djokovic on Wednesday hit back at criticism of his letter to Australian Open chief Craig Tiley in which he suggested easing of quarantine restrictions, saying his good intentions were “misconstrued”.

Spanish anti-doping agency loses appeal in data protection dispute 20 January 2021, 9:41 PM

Spanish athletes investigated for doping could have their identities protected after Spain’s High Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by the national anti-doping agency, ruling information on doping should be classified as health data.

Britain’s Peaty handed ticket to Tokyo Olympics 20 January 2021, 8:31 PM

Britain’s world and Olympic 100 metres breaststroke champion Adam Peaty said he was hopeful the delayed Tokyo Games would go ahead after his place on the plane was confirmed by Team GB on Wednesday.

Locked down players should get preferential treatment: Vallverdu 20 January 2021, 7:12 PM

Tennis coach Daniel Vallverdu says players who have been locked down in their hotel rooms for 14 days ahead of the Australian Open should get preferential treatment from organisers such as prime practice times and matches scheduled in the cooler hours of the day.