Brother of Tottenham’s Aurier shot dead in France

13 July 2020, 9:15 PM
The brother of Tottenham Hotspur’s Ivory Coast defender Serge Aurier has been shot dead in France, the Premier League club said on Monday.
ABSA Premiership and GladAfrica Championship to wrap season in Gauteng 13 July 2020, 9:40 PM

Despite being the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic in South Africa, Gauteng is the National Soccer League's preferred province for the completion of the ABSA Premiership and the GladAfrica Championship.

Olympics must go ahead next year as symbol of overcoming COVID-19, Tokyo governor says 13 July 2020, 4:09 PM

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, often floated as a future Japanese premier, said on Monday the Olympics must go ahead next year as a symbol of world unity in overcoming the novel coronavirus, even as her city grapples with stubborn spikes in cases.

Palace’s Zaha subjected to online racial abuse 13 July 2020, 3:45 PM

Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha has been subjected to racist abuse on social media and the forward shared screenshots ahead of Sunday’s Premier League game at Aston Villa.

Man City’s ban from European football overturned – CAS 13 July 2020, 3:19 PM

Manchester City’s two-year ban from European football has been overturned by the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS), the Lausanne based court said on Monday.

VIDEO: Media briefing on the resumption of the Premier Soccer League 13 July 2020, 12:04 PM

The chairman of the Premier Soccer League, Irvin Khoza, holds a media briefing on the resumption of the league and where it will be played. All games were suspended owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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Hamilton wins Styrian Grand Prix in Mercedes one-two 13 July 2020, 1:05 AM

Six-times world champion Lewis Hamilton dominated the Styrian Grand Prix in a Mercedes one-two on Sunday to celebrate his 85th Formula One win and move a step closer to Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 victories.

Alderweireld seals Tottenham victory over Arsenal 12 July 2020, 7:47 PM

Toby Alderweireld's 81st-minute header sealed a 2-1 Premier League victory for Tottenham Hotspur against Arsenal in the first north London derby in their new stadium on Sunday.

SARLA, Sharks Rugby Union hand over thousands of food parcels in KwaZulu-Natal 12 July 2020, 4:24 PM

The South African Rugby Legends Association (SARLA) and the Sharks Rugby Union have handed over thousands of food parcels for people in KwaZulu-Natal.

VIDEO | Nelson Mandela Soccer Diplomacy Webinar 12 July 2020, 3:37 PM

The Institute of Foreign Affairs at the University Johannesburg Centre for Africa-China Studies and the UJ Library are hosting a webinar to mark ten years after South Africa successfully hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

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Hurricanes hang on to beat Highlanders 12 July 2020, 8:09 AM

The Wellington Hurricanes established a strong lead and then held on to record their second win in Super Rugby Aotearoa with a 17-11 victory over the Otago Highlanders on Sunday.

Chelsea’s Champions League hopes hit by McGoldrick double for Blades 12 July 2020, 1:23 AM

Sheffield United’s David McGoldrick scored twice as they stunned Chelsea with a 3-0 win at Bramall Lane on Saturday, loosening the visitors’ grip on a Premier League top-four place.

Liverpool’s home winning streak ends in draw with Burnley 11 July 2020, 6:17 PM

Champions Liverpool failed to win at home for the first time in the Premier League since January 2019 after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Burnley on Saturday.

Hamilton puts Mercedes on pole for Styrian GP 11 July 2020, 5:06 PM

Six times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton put Mercedes on pole position for the first ever Styrian Grand Prix at Austria's Red Bull Ring on Saturday.

Jamie George
England hooker Jamie George signs new deal with Saracens Rugby Club 11 July 2020, 7:18 AM

England hooker Jamie George has signed a new three-year contract at Saracens, the Premiership club have said.

Peter Rabali
Former PSL club boss Peter Rabali to be laid to rest on Sunday 10 July 2020, 4:12 PM

The former chairman of Limpopo PSL club and founder of the defunct NSL club, Rabali Blackpool FC, Peter Rabali will be buried on Sunday at Ha-Rabali village in Nzhelele, outside Louis Trichardt, in Limpopo.

Vettel would say yes to Red Bull if offered a seat 10 July 2020, 12:01 PM

Four-times Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel said he would say yes to Red Bull if they were to offer him a seat for next season, although Max Verstappen indicated that was unlikely to happen.

Local football was once on the right track, but there’s still hope: Singh 9 July 2020, 8:55 PM

While the South African Football Association (SAFA) is usually a subject of criticism, former SAFA Instructor, Sudesh Singh has come out to say the association was in fact once headed in the right direction.

Woods ready to return, commits to Memorial 9 July 2020, 5:06 PM

Tiger Woods announced on Thursday that he will compete at next week’s Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio, the 15-times major champion’s first PGA Tour event in five months.

Barca chief says Setien to stay, has no regrets about Valverde 8 July 2020, 10:11 PM

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has said coach Quique Setien will remain in charge of the team next season despite the team’s fading La Liga title bid, adding that he does not regret sacking Ernesto Valverde in January.

Dream is to have a team full of Scousers, says Liverpool boss Klopp 8 July 2020, 9:48 PM

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp says he was encouraged by the development of the club’s academy graduates and hopes to have an entire squad of homegrown talent at his disposal in the future.

Root tells stand-in skipper Stokes ‘Do it your way’ 8 July 2020, 6:17 PM

Stand-in England captain Ben Stokes says regular skipper Joe Root has given him a simple piece of advice ahead of Wednesday’s first test with West Indies - do it your way.

Kyrgios rants at Thiem for defending Adria players 8 July 2020, 5:43 PM

Australia’s Nick Kyrgios has slammed Dominic Thiem for defending players who competed at the ill-fated Adria Tour and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.

Fewer fans, increased costs ‘new normal’ for clubs in post COVID-19 world: Study 8 July 2020, 5:06 PM

Reduction in stadium capacities, improved ventilation systems and mobile payment for tickets and drinks are some of the measures football clubs may have to implement while designing stadiums in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sri Lanka resume domestic cricket minus spectators next week 8 July 2020, 4:36 PM

Domestic cricket in Sri Lanka will resume on Tuesday without spectators, the country's cricket board said on Wednesday.

Kolisi named most influential person in world rugby 8 July 2020, 6:51 AM

Siya Kolisi has been named the most influential person in world rugby by British magazine Rugby World, which has two South Africans in the top ten.

Want Andy Murray as your private coach? Bid to win 7 July 2020, 3:43 PM

A dream private coaching session from Andy Murray will become a reality for one tennis fan after top players signed up to an initiative raising funds for professional coaches who are struggling financially during the COVID-19 shutdown.

Keane own goal gives Spurs win over Everton 7 July 2020, 2:28 PM

An own goal by Michael Keane proved the difference as Tottenham Hotspur beat visitors Everton 1-0 in a dour clash on Monday to move up to eighth in the standings and hand manager Jose Mourinho a 200th Premier League win.

Guardiola confident City’s UEFA ban will be overturned 6 July 2020, 7:13 PM

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is confident the club will win their appeal against a two-year UEFA ban from European football.

Gambian pair give Bologna unlikely win at Inter 6 July 2020, 4:11 PM

Bologna’s Gambian duo Musa Juwara and Musa Barrow scored in the last 20 minutes to give the 10-man visitors an unlikely 2-1 win over Inter Milan who once again threw away a match that seemed to be theirs for the taking in Serie A on Sunday.

Adebayor leaves Olimpia after four months 6 July 2020, 2:29 PM

Emmanuel Adebayor has left Olimpia after less than five months at the club due to complications thrown up by the new coronavirus, the Paraguayan side said on Tuesday.