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.
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Aiden Markram holds up a bat
Markram named in Proteas squad for ODI against Sri-Lanka 11 March 2019, 12:42 PM

Aiden Markram was handed a likely lifeline to the Cricket World Cup on Monday when he was named in South Africa's squad for the final two one-day internationals against Sri Lanka.

Tennis star Serena Williams.
Illness ends Serena’s Indian Wells bid 11 March 2019, 8:29 AM

Serena Williams's first tournament since the Australian Open came to an abrupt end on Sunday as the ailing 23-time Grand Slam champion retired from her third-round WTA match against Garbine Muguruza at Indian Wells.

Blitzboks on the field
Blitzboks new champions of Vancouver Sevens 11 March 2019, 6:52 AM

The Blitzboks have won the Vancouver Sevens.  South Africa has beaten France 21-12 in the final, after wins over Argentina and Fiji on the last day of the tournament.

Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang
Arsenal claims United first domestic loss under Solskjaer 10 March 2019, 9:22 PM

Arsenal inflicted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first domestic defeat as Manchester United caretaker manager to leapfrog their opponents into the Premier League's top four with a vital 2-0 victory at the Emirates on Sunday.

Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane
Firmino and Sadio braces against Watford keeps Liverpool in touch with City 10 March 2019, 5:32 PM

Two goals each for Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane helped Liverpool to keep in touch with Premier League leaders Manchester City with a 4-2 win over lowly Burnley at Anfield on Sunday.

Cyclist dies during 41st annual Cape Town Cycle Tour 10 March 2019, 5:20 PM

A cyclist has died after collapsing during the 41st annual Cape Town Cycle Tour. Race Director, David Bellairs, says the cyclist collapsed at Smitswinkel Bay.

Blitzboks proceed to Rugby Sevens quarter finals 10 March 2019, 1:32 PM

South Africa punched their ticket to the quarter-finals at the 2019 World Rugby Sevens in Vancouver with a 19-7 win over the United States on Saturday.

No clear favourites for Cape Cycle Tour 10 March 2019, 7:47 AM

Organisers of the Cape Cycle Tour say there are no clear favourites for the 2019 edition of the prestigious event. Thousands of cycling enthusiasts take to the streets for Sunday's race amid fears of strong winds in the Mother City.

Manchester City
Sterling’s hat-trick helps City open 4-point gap over Liverpool 9 March 2019, 9:52 PM

Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick as Manchester City opened up a four-point lead over Liverpool at the top of the Premier League on Saturday.

England vs Italy
England hammer Italy 57-14 in Six Nations 9 March 2019, 9:35 PM

England ran in eight tries as they thrashed Italy 57-14 in the Six Nations at Twickenham on Saturday.

BAroka FC
Polokwane City move to 5th place on the Absa premiership log 9 March 2019, 7:50 PM

Polokwane City have swapped places with Supersport United moving into fifth place on the ABSA premiership table after beating Golden Arrows 2-0 in Polokwane.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Police ask Ronaldo for DNA sample in rape allegations case 9 March 2019, 6:35 PM

Las Vegas police have asked football star Cristiano Ronaldo to submit a DNA sample as part of their investigation into rape allegations made against him.

FIFA warns scandal-hit Oceania: Clean-up ‘vital for survival’ 9 March 2019, 3:23 PM

FIFA warned the scandal-scarred Oceania Football Confederation on Saturday that it was on its "last opportunity" to clean up its act.

Serena Williams
Serena downs Azarenka to reach Indian Wells second round 9 March 2019, 8:43 AM

Serena Williams defeated Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-3 in a battle of former world number ones on Friday to reach the second round at Indian Wells.

Wits stand a chance to return top of ABSA Premiership 8 March 2019, 7:17 PM

Fourth placed Bidvest Wits have a chance to return to the top of the ABSA Premiership log this weekend when they visit Amazulu in Durban.

Rugby Gold Cup to start on Saturday 8 March 2019, 5:08 PM

The South African Rugby Club competition, the Gold Cup, starts on Saturday.

Hurricanes beat the Highlanders in Super Rugby derby 8 March 2019, 1:50 PM

The Hurricanes have beaten the Highlanders 25-22 in a nail-biting New Zealand Super Rugby derby in Wellington and are top of the log ahead of this weekend's matches.

LeBron James
LeBron James passes Jordan for fourth in NBA career points 8 March 2019, 8:20 AM

LeBron James overtook Michael Jordan to move into fourth place on the NBA all-time scoring list with a driving layup in the second quarter against visiting Denver.

Ancilla Smith
Special Olympics SA expecting improvement in 2019 World Games 7 March 2019, 7:28 PM

Special Olympics South Africa are expecting a vast improvement in 2019 from the 71 athletes its sending to this year's World Games in the United Arab Emirates.

False Bay Rugby Football Club
Rugby Gold Cup to start on Friday 7 March 2019, 3:28 PM

The Gold Cup, SA Rugby's second tier club competition after the Varsity Cup, starts this Friday.

SA Netball
SA wins bid to host 2023 Netball World Cup 7 March 2019, 1:43 PM

South Africa will host another major sporting event in the not too distant future.

cricket ball
India boycott threat looms over cricket’s global showpiece 7 March 2019, 12:13 PM

Border tensions between India and Pakistan are casting a cloud over this year's cricket World Cup with the threat of a boycott hanging over their highly-anticipated clash in England.

Soccer ball
CAF Champions League surprise side on course for quarter-finals 7 March 2019, 7:00 AM

CAF Champions League side CS Constantine of Algeria will be the first qualifiers for the quarter-finals if they avoid defeat on Friday at home to Club Africain of Tunisia.

Federer celebrates 100th career milestone 7 March 2019, 6:29 AM

Roger Federer is still savouring his latest remarkable milestone but the Swiss great says his 100th career title is not a sign he's super-human.

Rabada hits 150 km/h to steer South Africa to victory over Sri Lanka 6 March 2019, 8:42 PM

Kagiso Rabada led a pace assault as South Africa defended a below-par total in the second one-day international against Sri Lanka at SuperSport Park on Wednesday.

Pote Human
Bulls coach makes three changes ahead of Sharks clash 6 March 2019, 8:06 PM

Bulls coach Pote Human has made three changes to his side to face the Sharks in a Super Rugby match in Pretoria on Saturday.

Quinton de Kock
Proteas’ batting a concern ahead of World Cup 6 March 2019, 7:40 PM

South African cricket team's batting line-up has been measured and found wanting in the second One Day International against Sri Lanka in Centurion.

Banyana Banyana
Are Banyana ready for FIFA World Cup? 6 March 2019, 3:43 PM

South Africa's women's football team, Banyana Banyana, are far from ready for the FIFA Women's World Cup starting on the seventh of June in France.

Bicycle riders
Cape Town Cycle Tour takes place on Sunday 6 March 2019, 2:47 PM

The 109km Cape Town Cycle Tour takes place around the Cape Peninsula on Sunday with close to 35 000 cyclists participating.

Cricket ball
Australia can win World Cup with Smith and Warner: Warne 6 March 2019, 8:07 AM

Steve Smith and David Warner's year-long exile has likely left them hungrier than ever and their return can spark Australia to World Cup glory, Test great Shane Warne said on Wednesday.