Nienaber slates Springboks ‘poor’ performance in Wallabies loss

19 September 2021, 7:25 AM
SA Sevens team wins Vancouver leg of World Rugby’s Sevens Series 20 September 2021, 8:59 AM

The South African Sevens rugby team has won the Vancouver leg of World Rugby's Sevens Series.

South Africa’s men’s tennis team coasts to victory at Davis Cup World Group 2 first round 20 September 2021, 8:41 AM

The South African men's tennis team coasted to a convincing victory without dropping a set in their two-day Davis Cup World Group Two tie against Venezuela at the Forest Hills Stadium in New York.

Swedish golfer Kristoffer Broberg wins Dutch Open 20 September 2021, 1:00 AM

Swedish golfer, Kristoffer Broberg, held off a ferocious onslaught from German, Matthias Schmid and Alejandro Canizares of Spain to win the Dutch Open in Cromvoirt by three shots.

Bromell sets world-leading time in 100m after Tokyo disappointment 19 September 2021, 5:03 PM

Trayvon Bromell banished his Olympic disappointment and beat his own world-leading time in the 100 metres on Saturday, winning the Kip Keino Classic in 9.76 seconds in Nairobi.

Liverpool go top with win over Palace as City held by Saints 19 September 2021, 2:47 AM

Liverpool went top of the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday, while champions Manchester City were held to a goalless draw at home to Southampton.

Pirates collect maximum points against Chippa United as Chiefs fall to Royal AM 18 September 2021, 9:08 PM

Orlando Pirates are second on the DSTV premiership log standings as they came from a goal down to beat Chippa United 3-1 at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Gqeberha on Saturday afternoon.

Tokyo Marathon postponed, 2022 edition cancelled due to COVID-19 18 September 2021, 4:07 PM

The Tokyo Marathon has been postponed until March and the 2022 edition cancelled due to the COVID-19 state of emergency in the capital, event organisers said.

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Guardiola says defender Dias added to City’s leadership group 18 September 2021, 9:00 AM

Manchester City centre back Ruben Dias will be one of five players sharing the captain's armband this season, manager Pep Guardiola said.

Brazil’s Pele re-enters ICU at hospital, ESPN Brasil reports 17 September 2021, 9:25 PM

Brazil soccer legend Pele has re-entered an intensive care unit at Sao Paulo's Albert Einstein Hospital, ESPN Brasil reported on Friday, in an apparent deterioration of his health after he left the unit earlier this week.

SAFPU vows to protect the rights of football players at all times 17 September 2021, 6:18 PM

SAFPU is engaging with the owners of DSTV Premiership club, Royal AM, to make sure the contracts of former Bloemfontein Celtic players are honoured until they expire.

Win only result Boks want against Australia 17 September 2021, 3:17 PM

Victory against Australia, and not their World Rugby ranking, is the main focus of the Springbok rugby team in Brisbane. Second-placed New Zealand is slowly but surely closing in on the Boks at the top of the rankings.

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New Zealand call off tour of Pakistan 17 September 2021, 2:45 PM

The New Zealand cricket team's limited-overs tour of Pakistan has been called off because of security concerns.

Former players back Rohit to replace Kohli as India’s T20 captain 17 September 2021, 1:00 PM

Opener Rohit Sharma has demonstrated his leadership qualities in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and is an obvious choice to succeed Virat Kohli as India's Twenty20 captain, according to several former players.

Kenyan court jails ex-sports minister for six years over graft 17 September 2021, 11:49 AM

A Kenyan court on Thursday sentenced a former sports minister to six years in prison after finding him guilty over the siphoning of funds meant for athletes in the Brazil Olympics five years ago.

FIFA says survey shows majority of fans back more frequent Soccer World Cups 16 September 2021, 8:45 PM

FIFA says it has fan backing for the much-criticised plan to shift to a biennial World Cup after releasing a summary of the results of an opinion survey of supporters.

Chelsea title credentials face testing fortnight 16 September 2021, 2:36 PM

Chelsea's status as genuine Premier League title contenders will be tested with Sunday's trip to London rivals Tottenham Hotspur before they face the ultimate challenge against champions Manchester City next week.

Springboks player Duane Vermeulen joins Irish club Ulster 16 September 2021, 2:21 PM

Irish club, Ulster, has announced the signing of Springbok number eight, Duane Vermeulen.

Messi’s Paris St Germain disappoint in Brugge draw 16 September 2021, 7:20 AM

Lionel Messi failed to provide Paris St Germain with any sparkle as the Ligue 1 team's potent attacking trio lacked inspiration in a disappointing 1-1 draw at Club Brugge in their Champions League opener on Wednesday.

Pele ready for ‘extra time’ after leaving ICU 16 September 2021, 4:48 AM

Pele said he is ready for "90 minutes, plus extra time" after leaving the intensive care unit (ICU) of a Sao Paulo hospital following surgery to remove a tumour from the Brazilian soccer great's colon.

Elite field named for Cape Town Marathon 15 September 2021, 3:28 PM

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon announced a strong field for the race that has been nominated for the Abbott World Marathon Majors. South Africans, Stephen Mokoka and Gerda Steyn, were named as some of the elite runners alongside Kenyan duo, Daniel Muteti and Lucy Karimi.

Boks aim to improve their performance against Wallabies 15 September 2021, 2:33 PM

The Springbok team to face Australia in the fourth round of the Rugby Championship at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Saturday morning shows just three changes from the team that lost to the Wallabies by two points a week ago.

The micro-economy spinning around Messi’s Paris adventure 15 September 2021, 1:26 PM

For Paris photographer Olivier Sanchez, there is only one story in town: the new life of Lionel Messi.

CAF president urges ‘open minded’ debate on World Cup every two years 15 September 2021, 6:59 AM

Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Patrice Motsepe says discussions around hosting the World Cup every two years should continue "in an open minded manner", providing a potential boost to FIFA's controversial plans.

Pele transferred out of intensive care, says hospital 14 September 2021, 10:06 PM

Pele has been moved out of intensive care and into a general room after the Brazilian soccer great underwent surgery to remove a tumor in his right colon, Sao Paulo's Albert Einstein hospital said on Tuesday.

Lloyd Harris to lead SA in Davis Cup tie against Venezuela 14 September 2021, 7:41 PM

South Africa's No.: 1 tennis player, Lloyd Harris, who had a dream run in last week's US Open at Flushing Meadows advancing to the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam for the first time, will lead Team South Africa in their Davis Cup tie against Venezuela this weekend.

Springboks eager to set the record straight against Australia on Saturday 14 September 2021, 5:01 PM

The Springboks are determined not to dwell on past officiating injustices as they prepare for another crunch Rugby Championship encounter against Australia in Brisbane this Saturday.

Pele to leave intensive care this week, says daughter 14 September 2021, 12:35 PM

Pele will be moved out of intensive care in the next day or two as the Brazil soccer great continues his recovery from surgery, his daughter Kely Nascimento said.

Stars born at US Open 14 September 2021, 6:36 AM

The coronation of new champions Emma Raducanu and Daniil Medvedev left tennis fans salivating at the prospect of what is to come as the curtain dropped on Grand Slam tennis for another year at the end of the US Open on Sunday.

Raducanu’s title very special, says Murray 14 September 2021, 2:29 AM

Andy Murray has described Emma Raducanu's US Open title as "very special" after she became the first British woman to win a Grand Slam singles title for 44 years on Saturday.

India players refused to play fifth test v England, says BCCI chief 13 September 2021, 6:33 PM

India's cricket board chief Sourav Ganguly said their players refused to play the fifth and final test against England due to COVID-19 concerns and denied that the upcoming Indian Premier League had played any part in the decision.