FIFA loses court bid to revive probe of Blatter over media rights deal

29 July 2021, 12:52 PM
A Swiss court has rejected world soccer body FIFA's bid to revive a criminal probe against its former president, Sepp Blatter, over a 2005 deal with the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) to sell World Cup broadcasting rights.
Tennis – Bencic, Vondrousova to vie for gold as Djokovic eases into semis 29 July 2021, 8:02 PM

Belinda Bencic could become the first woman to clinch a singles tennis gold for Switzerland after she booked a place in the Olympic final with a hard-won 7-6(2) 4-6 6-3 victory over Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina on Thursday.

Blitzboks finish fifth at Tokyo Olympics 29 July 2021, 5:17 PM

The Springbok Sevens team finished in fifth place at the 2020 Olympic Games after winning both their matches on Wednesday, and Blitzbok coach Neil Powell, who joined the side for their final encounter, felt they managed to restore some pride after the heart-breaking quarter-final defeat.

Hockey – South Africa pull off surprise win over Germany 29 July 2021, 4:57 PM

India reached the quarter-finals of the men's Olympic hockey tournament on Thursday thanks to an inspired 3-1 win over Rio gold medallists Argentina, while the Netherlands and Britain also progressed.

Athletics – Simbine among eight men to watch in the 100m in Tokyo 29 July 2021, 2:29 PM

With the retirement of three-time champion Usain Bolt, the 100m will have a new gold medallist at Tokyo 2020. Here are eight contenders who may challenge for medals on August 1. AKANI SIMBINE, 27, SOUTH AFRICA PB: 9.84 seconds (July, 2021) SB (wind assisted): 9.82 seconds (April, 2021) Akani Simbine is Africa’s fastest man and […]

Two Games attendees hospitalised as Japan COVID-19 cases surge 29 July 2021, 11:38 AM

Two people attending the Tokyo Olympics from overseas have been admitted to hospital with COVID-19, a Tokyo 2020 spokesperson said on Thursday, as daily cases in the host city and Japan as a whole hit new highs.

SA men’s hockey team causes major upset against Germany 29 July 2021, 11:05 AM

South Africa's men's hockey team has caused a major upset in Pool B at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan. The Proteas who are ranked 14th in the world, have beaten fifth-ranked Germany 4-3 to record their first win of the tournament. They will play Canada in another Pool B match on Friday.

World champion vaulter Kendricks out of Games with COVID 29 July 2021, 6:34 AM

American double world champion pole vaulter Sam Kendricks has been ruled out of the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19, the United States Olympic Committee (USOPC) said on Thursday.

Springboks hope to bounce back in the second test against the British and Irish Lions 28 July 2021, 9:00 PM

The Springboks are hoping to stage a comeback when they face the British and Irish Lions in the second test match at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.

Japan crowns new ‘King’ as Hashimoto wins all-around 28 July 2021, 6:00 PM

Daiki Hashimoto kept Japan's grip on the Olympic men's gymnastics all-around crown in breathtaking style on Wednesday, leaving the few watching inside Ariake arena roaring and a bitter China filing an inquiry.

‘Pressure is privilege’ for history-chasing Djokovic 28 July 2021, 4:54 PM

Novak Djokovic is closing in on something that no man has achieved before, but for the Serbian "pressure is a privilege".

SA U23 crash out of Tokyo Olympics winless and without points following 3-0 drubbing by Mexico 28 July 2021, 3:57 PM

The South African U23 side have crashed out of the Tokyo Olympics, winless and pointless, following a 3-0 drubbing by Mexico on Wednesday.

Tatjana Schoenmaker sets another Olympic Games record 28 July 2021, 3:13 PM

The 24-year-old, who bettered the Olympic record in the 100 metres breaststroke heats on Sunday before winning the silver medal in the event on Tuesday, was at it again in the 200 metres breaststroke.

Brazil, Ivory Coast march into quarter-finals, Germany out 28 July 2021, 12:32 PM

Defending champions Brazil advanced to the quarter-finals of the men's Olympic soccer tournament after a 3-1 victory over Saudi Arabia on Wednesday helped them top Group D while Ivory Coast booked their berth following a 1-1 draw with Germany.

US set to defend all-around title without Biles 28 July 2021, 12:01 PM

Even without Simone Biles the United States will still offer a steely defence of the Olympic women’s gymnastics all-around crown worn by an American since the 2004 Athens Summer Games. Unbeaten in any all-around competition she entered since 2013, Biles was considered a lock to defend her title until Tuesday when the 24-year-old sent shockwaves […]

Tokyo COVID-19 cases top 3 000, record high for second straight day: Media 28 July 2021, 9:41 AM

 Daily COVID-19 cases in Olympic host city Tokyo hit a record high for a second straight day on Wednesday, topping 3 000 for the first time since the pandemic began, local media reported, as the spike in infections puts pressure on hospitals.

Jamaica’s Fraser-Pryce on brink of amazing 100m hat-trick at Olympics 28 July 2021, 7:21 AM

 Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will be looking to make history on Saturday as the first woman to win three Olympic 100m gold medals and cement her place as one of the transcendent talents in the sport.

Kaizer Chiefs release seven players 27 July 2021, 7:54 PM

Willard Katsande, Kgotso Moleko, Philani Zulu, Lazarus Kambole, Yagan Sasman, Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya, as well as goalkeeper Brylon Petersen will not be kept by the Naturena-based club. 

Biles fails in gold bid as Osaka exits Tokyo Games 27 July 2021, 5:42 PM

Simone Biles' bid to launch a history-making goldrush at the Tokyo Olympics fell apart after a single vault on Tuesday when the gymnast superstar pulled out of the team event, and her American team mates were beaten to the title by the Russians.

Chiefs confirm the signing of Keagan Dolly and Cole Alexander 27 July 2021, 5:01 PM

Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed the signing of former Mamelodi Sundowns attacking midfielder, Keagan Dolly and former Wits holding midfielder, Cole Alexander.  

Gymnastics – Biles out of team event 27 July 2021, 1:48 PM

Simone Biles's quest to become the greatest female Olympian here in Tokyo took a bizarre twist on Tuesday.

Misfiring US held by Australia but reach knockouts 27 July 2021, 1:30 PM

The United States women's soccer team were less than convincing in their goalless draw with Australia on Tuesday but did enough to reach the Olympic tournament knockout stage behind Group G winners Sweden who stayed perfect by beating New Zealand 2-0.

Blitzboks suffer humiliating defeat against Argentina at the Tokyo Olympics 27 July 2021, 1:06 PM

2016 Rio Olympic Games bronze medallists, the Blitzboks, suffered a humiliating defeat in the quarter-finals of the Sevens Rugby tournament at the Tokyo Olympics in Japan.

Olympic host Tokyo hits record 2 848 COVID-19 cases, seeks more hospital beds 27 July 2021, 12:40 PM

Tokyo's 2 848 COVID-19 infections on Tuesday were the Olympic host city's highest since the pandemic began, officials said, as media reported that authorities had asked hospitals to prepare more beds for patients as the Delta variant drives the surge.

Bianca Buitendag wins Team SA’s second medal 27 July 2021, 12:07 PM

Surfer Bianca Buitendag has won Team South Africa's second medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games - another silver.

Tatjana Schoenmaker wins a silver medal in Tokyo 27 July 2021, 6:53 AM

South Africa's Tatjana Schoenmaker has won a silver medal at the Olympics.

Boks smarting at being outsmarted by British and Irish Lions in first test 26 July 2021, 5:00 PM

Rugby World Cup champions, South Africa, are licking their wounds after Saturday's mauling by the British and Irish Lions in the first test match of the series in Cape Town.

Blitzboks end day one of Tokyo Olympic games unbeaten 26 July 2021, 2:25 PM

The South African sevens rugby team has ended day one of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games tournament unbeaten.

Team South Africa had good start to Olympic Games 26 July 2021, 11:02 AM

Team South Africa has had a bright start on Monday at three of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games in Japan.

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All Blacks loose forward Frizell allegedly charged for assault: reports 26 July 2021, 9:57 AM

New Zealand loose forward Shannon Frizell has allegedly been charged with assault after an incident at a Dunedin nightclub in May, New Zealand media reported on Monday.

Olympics Athletes must wear masks at Games apart from podium moment 26 July 2021, 12:19 AM

Athletes must wear masks at all Tokyo Olympic Games venues, including medal ceremonies, the International Olympic Committee said on Sunday, but under a new policy they are briefly allowed to remove them on the podium for a photo opportunity.