Tiger’s return spurs heavy betting action

16 July 2020, 1:16 PM
Tiger Woods hasn’t played tournament golf for five months but his return to the PGA Tour at The Memorial Tournament is providing another boost to sportsbooks.
Wales hammer Ireland to claim Grand Slam 16 March 2019, 7:15 PM

Wales claimed a record third Six Nations Grand Slam of coach Warren Gatland's reign Saturday as Gareth Anscombe kicked 20 points to help beat an ill-disciplined Ireland 25-7.

Pep Guardiola
Champions League the measure of my success at City, says Guardiola 16 March 2019, 4:52 PM

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes that the club's achievements in the Champions League will ultimately determine if his stint in England has been a success.

France’s Fofana out injured, replaced by Doumayrou against Italy 16 March 2019, 2:48 PM

France centre Wesley Fofana has been ruled out of the final match of the Six Nations on Saturday against Italy in Rome through injury, and will be replaced by Geoffrey Doumayrou, the French Rugby Federation announced.

Lewis Hamilton.
Hamilton snatches pole position for Australian Grand Prix 16 March 2019, 10:47 AM

Mercedes' world champion Lewis Hamilton picked up where he left off last year to reassert his authority and snatch a record-extending eighth pole position at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Saturday.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino.
FIFA backs 48-team World Cup in 2022 16 March 2019, 7:07 AM

FIFA moved a step closer on Friday to expanding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams and hopes to confirm the plans in June if a suitable co-host can be found.

Gianni Infantino
FIFA to have 24 team Club World Cup in 2021 15 March 2019, 8:33 PM

FIFA will go ahead with a new 24-team Club World Cup starting in 2021, the ruling body's President Gianni Infantino said on Friday.

Champions League quarters produce exciting clashes 15 March 2019, 3:15 PM

The draw for the European Champions League quarter-finals conducted at UEFA's headquarters in Switzerland on Friday afternoon has produced some exciting clashes.

Dotwana and board identify challenges facing Guinness Pro 14 15 March 2019, 11:32 AM

The new chairman of the Southern Kings, Loyiso Dotwana and his board have identified some of the immediate challenges facing the Guinness Pro 14 franchise.

All systems go for Ironman African Championships 15 March 2019, 7:01 AM

It’s all systems go for the Ironman African Championships that will take place in the Nelson Mandela Bay in April, with professional athletes from across the globe competing in the Friendly City.

Samuel Umtiti
Umtiti and Coman return to France squad for start of Euro qualifiers 14 March 2019, 8:24 PM

Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti and Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman return to the France squad named on Thursday as the World Cup winners prepare for the start of their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.

Ross Cronje
Lions make four changes for unbeaten Rebels 14 March 2019, 4:15 PM

The Lions have named their starting line-up for Saturday's Super Rugby clash against the unbeaten Rebels in Johannesburg.

Arrows score last minute goal against Baroka to claim 3 points 14 March 2019, 3:07 PM

Golden Arrows waited until stoppage time to claim maximum points away against Baroka FC in an ABSA Premiership match at the Peter Mokaba stadium in Polokwane Wednesday night.

Racing driver, Lewis Hamilton.
Mercedes has plenty of work ahead to challenge Ferrari: Hamilton 14 March 2019, 11:43 AM

Mercedes have plenty of work ahead to challenge Ferrari, world champion Lewis Hamilton said Thursday but voiced confidence his team was making good progress.

World Cup expansion to dominate FIFA agenda in Miami 14 March 2019, 7:12 AM

The possible expansion of the 2022 World Cup is poised to dominate discussions when FIFA's ruling council meets in Miami on Friday.

Nadal cruises into Indian Wells quarter-finals 13 March 2019, 10:01 PM

Three-time champion Rafael Nadal cruised into the quarter-finals of the ATP Indian Wells Masters on Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Serbian qualifier Filip Krajinovic.

Huddersfield condemn racist abuse of Billing 13 March 2019, 7:40 PM

Huddersfield Town have condemned the racist abuse of midfielder Philip Billing, with the Premier League strugglers saying they have reported the incident to the police.

Faf du Plessis
Proteas bowl Sri Lanka out for 189 in 4th ODI 13 March 2019, 5:41 PM

The South African cricket team has bowled Sri Lanka out for a paltry 189 in the 40th over of the fourth One Day International at St George's Park in Port Elizabeth.

Aiden Markram
Proteas elect to bowl in the 4th ODI against Sri Lanka 13 March 2019, 3:05 PM

South Africa's cricket captain, Faf du Plessis, has won the toss and opted to bowl in the fourth One-Day International against Sri Lanka in Port Elizabeth.

Christiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo’s hat-trick sends Juventus to Champions League quarter-finals 13 March 2019, 2:15 PM

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick for Juventus, while Manchester City put seven goals past Schalke to advance to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League

Naomi Osaka crashes out of Indian Wells 13 March 2019, 7:57 AM

World number one and defending champion Naomi Osaka crashed out of Indian Wells on Tuesday, routed 6-3, 6-1 by Switzerland's Belinda Bencic.

Hashim Amla
Amla asks to be excused for ODI against Sri Lanka 12 March 2019, 8:20 PM

Protea's opening batsman Hashim Amla has asked to be excused from South Africa's last two One Day Internationals against Sri Lanka.

Soccer ball and goal post
SAFA granted legal right to control school football 12 March 2019, 5:50 PM

The South African Football Association says three years have been wasted and schools football suffered because of on-going court battles between itself and the South African School's Football Association.

Zinedine Zidane
Zidane risks reputation to usher in new era at Real Madrid 12 March 2019, 3:02 PM

Zinedine Zidane stood for 29 minutes fielding questions, but all of them really came down to two: Why now? What next?

Zimbabwe players celebrate after their T20 cricket victory against India
Broadcast costs derail Afghanistan’s proposed Zimbabwe tour 12 March 2019, 2:42 PM

  Afghanistan's proposed tour of Zimbabwe for five one-day international matches next month has been cancelled because of broadcast costs, Zimbabwe Cricket said on Monday.

FIFA must put human rights first: Global pressure groups 12 March 2019, 11:14 AM

FIFA must put human rights at the heart of any decision to increase the number of Middle East countries hosting the 2022 World Cup, leading global pressure groups urged on Tuesday.

South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc).
Legal matter between Sascoc, HSM to be heard in court 12 March 2019, 5:44 AM

The legal matter between South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) and its former media partner Highbury Safika Media (HSM) will be heard on Tuesday in the South Gauteng High Court.

Bruce Bvuma
Baxter announces Bafana squad ahead of Libya game 11 March 2019, 8:40 PM

The Bafana Bafana goalkeeping position was perhaps the most difficult selection for Stuart Baxter ahead of the announcement of his squad to face Libya in a crucial Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

Roger Federer
Roger Federer advances to third round in the Indian Wells Masters 11 March 2019, 6:25 PM

World number four, Roger Federer, has advanced to the third round of the Indian Wells Masters tennis tournament in California.

IAAF upholds Russia ban over doping 11 March 2019, 4:03 PM

The IAAF said on Monday that it will maintain its ban on Russian athletes over doping that it imposed in 2015, following a council meeting of top officials in Qatar.

Virat Kohli
India captain Kohli slams inconsistent DRS after Australia defeat 11 March 2019, 3:35 PM

Skipper Virat Kohli has slammed the decision review system (DRS) as "not consistent" after India had a referral turned down by the TV umpire and went on to lose the fourth one-day international to a record Australia chase in Mohali.