Youth likely to put pressure on Wallabies coach for Bledisloe Cup tests

20 September 2020, 7:29 AM
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie looks set to be the main beneficiary of a decision by the country's Super Rugby coaches to invest in youth with several players likely to be pressing for starting positions against New Zealand's All Blacks next month.
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Gender Equality Commission to engage govt, UN on IAAF’s ‘discriminatory’ regulations 19 September 2020, 9:08 PM

The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) says it will engage with government, including President Cyril Ramaphosa, as well as the United Nations to ensure that what it calls 'discriminatory' regulations of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) are not implemented.

The Brumbies win inaugural Super Rugby AU title 19 September 2020, 5:01 PM

The Brumbies won the inaugural Super Rugby AU title, beating the Reds 28-23 in Canberra.

Reed grabs US Open halfway lead, Woods misses cut 19 September 2020, 10:34 AM

Former Masters champion Patrick Reed put his sterling short game on display to grab the US Open halfway lead on Friday while Tiger Woods finished well outside the cut in windy conditions that humbled many of the game’s top golfers.

New PSL season to kick off next month 18 September 2020, 8:07 PM

The new Premier Soccer League season will start next month with the pre-season to be a short one, after the 2019/2020 season only ended this month because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Bale receives hero’s welcome from Spurs fans 18 September 2020, 4:33 PM

Gareth Bale arrived at Tottenham Hotspur's training ground in London on Friday ahead of completing his imminent return to the club.

Osaka withdraws from French Open with hamstring injury 18 September 2020, 3:00 PM

Japan’s Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the upcoming French Open with a hamstring injury, she said on Thursday.

Westwood says feedback on safety convinced him to play in US Open 18 September 2020, 2:19 PM

Former world number one Lee Westwood said that he was reluctant to travel anywhere for tournaments amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but speaking to his fellow professionals eased his concerns about playing in the US Open.

We’re lucky to have Osaka as a leader, says King 18 September 2020, 1:58 PM

Women’s tennis is very fortunate to have US Open champion Naomi Osaka as its new figurehead, according to one of the sport’s greatest trailblazers Billie Jean King.

Rugby administrator Monde Tabata dies 18 September 2020, 6:12 AM

The news of the death of the rugby administrator, Monde Tabata, has been received with shock and sadness in the circles of Eastern Province rugby.

Gavin Hunt
Gavin Hunt joins Kaizer Chiefs as head coach 17 September 2020, 3:50 PM

Former Bidvest Wits coach, Gavin Hunt, has been appointed as the new head coach of Kaizer Chiefs. The Cape Town-born mentor will start his job immediately.

Neymar banned for two games, Alvaro investigated after PSG-Marseille brawl 17 September 2020, 10:15 AM

Paris St Germain’s Neymar has been given a two-match ban for striking out at Olympique de Marseille’s Alvaro Gonzalez in last Sunday’s fiery 1-0 defeat in Ligue 1, organisers said on Wednesday.

Novak Djokovic
Djokovic back to winning ways in Rome after US Open default 16 September 2020, 5:17 PM

Novak Djokovic turned the page on his contentious US Open exit and began his clay court season with a convincing 6-3 6-2 victory over wildcard Salvatore Caruso in the second round of the Italian Open on Wednesday.

SA Cricket board holds ‘positive’ talks with national sports body 15 September 2020, 9:11 PM

South Africa’s cricket board said on Tuesday it had held a “positive” meeting with the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) as it seeks to avoid being sidelined following criticism of its governance.

Arsenal tie down striker Aubameyang with new three-year deal 15 September 2020, 8:13 PM

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has signed a new three-year deal, the Premier League club said on Tuesday, ending speculation over a potential exit as he entered the final year of his contract.

Bok blow as Pollard set to miss Rugby Championship 15 September 2020, 2:55 PM

South Africa flyhalf Handre Pollard faces “several months” on the sidelines after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligaments while playing for French Top14 side Montpellier on Friday.

Murray, Bouchard and Pironkova receive French Open wildcard entries 15 September 2020, 2:35 PM

Andy Murray, Eugenie Bouchard and Tsvetana Pironkova have received wildcard entries to the French Open which begins later this month, tournament organisers announced.

Tokyo Games to decide COVID-19 ‘counter-measures’ by end of year: IOC’s Coates 15 September 2020, 11:05 AM

Organisers are ploughing ahead with the postponed Tokyo Olympics and will decide by the end of the year what “counter-measures” are required to hold them safely in the time of COVID-19, IOC Vice President John Coates said on Tuesday.

FIA looking into Hamilton anti-racism shirt gesture 14 September 2020, 9:40 PM

Formula One’s governing body is considering whether Lewis Hamilton broke any rules in wearing a T-shirt with “Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor” on it before and after Sunday’s Tuscan Grand Prix.

Sundowns
Sundowns continue celebrations 14 September 2020, 7:34 PM

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane and a number of his players have paid a visit to one of their sponsors to celebrate their domestic success.

SA Olympic champion Van Niekerk set to make return to European competition 14 September 2020, 5:34 PM

South Africa’s Olympic 400 metres champion Wayde van Niekerk will make his long-awaited return to the track when he competes at the rescheduled Gala dei Castelli in Bellinzona, Switzerland on Tuesday.

Naomi Osaka
Osaka climbs to Number 3, Azarenka returns to top 15 in rankings 14 September 2020, 3:10 PM

US Open champion Naomi Osaka has climbed six spots to third in the latest WTA rankings released on Monday while Victoria Azarenka's career revival gathered traction as the Flushing Meadows finalist returned to the top-15.

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George Coetzee clinches Portugal Masters 14 September 2020, 5:53 AM

South Africa's George Coetzee has won for a fifth time on the European Tour when he clinched the Portugal Masters at Vilamoura by two strokes.

US Open offers glimpse of tennis’ future in pandemic era 14 September 2020, 5:00 AM

The US Open finishes on Sunday having largely pulled off what was once seen as impossible: hosting an international sports mega-event amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Sundowns completes treble with win over Celtic in Nedbank Cup final 13 September 2020, 4:49 PM

The curtain has come down on the 2019/2020 professional football season in South Africa.

All Blacks players could opt out of Championship 13 September 2020, 7:33 AM

All Blacks players who are not keen on spending eight weeks away from family around this year’s Rugby Championship would be supported by New Zealand Rugby (NZR) if they opt out of the tournament, the organisation’s chief executive has said.

Champion Osaka harnesses sport’s biggest spotlight in fight for racial justice 13 September 2020, 6:35 AM

Naomi Osaka capped a transformative US Open with another Grand Slam title and a challenge to the millions watching across the globe on Saturday to “start talking” about racial justice.

SASCOC to set up task team to investigate Cricket South Africa 13 September 2020, 3:15 AM

In a pre-emptive move the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC ) has penned a letter to the International Cricket Council (ICC) informing of their decision to set up an independent task team to investigate Cricket South Africa (CSA) laundry list of governance deficiencies.

Black Leopards emerge victorious in yet another promotion/relegation play-off match 12 September 2020, 7:44 PM

Black Leopards are eager to retain their elite league status in South African football. Lidoda Duvha won their second promotion/relegation playoff match, beating Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhadila 3-1 on Saturday afternoon at the Bidvest Stadium in Johannesburg.

Hamilton takes pole position for first Tuscan Grand Prix 12 September 2020, 5:22 PM

Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the first Tuscan Grand Prix at Italy's Mugello circuit, with Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas joining him on the front row.

Thiem grinds through two tiebreaks to reach US Open final 12 September 2020, 8:05 AM

Austria’s Dominic Thiem advanced to his second Grand Slam final of 2020, digging out a win over third-seeded Russian Daniil Medvedev 6-2 7-6(7) 7-6(5) at the US Open on Friday.