European Tour withdraws Wattel from Celtic Classic over COVID-19 concerns

13 August 2020, 8:14 PM
The European Tour said on Thursday it had withdrawn Frenchman Romain Wattel from the Celtic Classic this week as a precaution, after he came in contact with compatriot Alex Levy, who tested positive for COVID-19.
Serena Williams
Big name players get into action at Miami Open 22 March 2019, 5:10 PM

The big name players get into action at the Miami Open on Friday.

UN rights council blasts IAAF over testosterone rules for female athletes 22 March 2019, 3:02 PM

The UN Human Rights Council has condemned the IAAF's attempt to regulate the testosterone levels of female athletes, as nations unanimously backed the cause of South African runner Caster Semenya. 

Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes
Philip Buys, Matthys Beukes win ABSA Cape Epic 5th stage 22 March 2019, 2:18 PM

South Africans Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes have won the fifth stage of the ABSA Cape Epic mountain bike stage race from Oak Valley to Stellenbosch.

Japanese Super Rugby side dropped from competition 22 March 2019, 10:23 AM

The Japanese Super Rugby side, the Sunwolves has been dropped from the competition. SANZAAR, the governing body for Super Rugby, has announced that the Super Rugby from 2021 will feature 14 teams.

Cameron Bancroft
Australian Bancroft named captain of Durham 22 March 2019, 9:53 AM

English county Durham have named Australian batsman Cameron Bancroft, who served a nine-month ban last year for his role in a ball-tampering scandal, as their captain for this season.

Diamond League - Monaco - Stade Louis II, Monaco - July 20, 2018 South Africa's Caster Semenya wins the Women's 800m.
CAS delays decision on Semenya testosterone case 22 March 2019, 6:12 AM

The IAAF contend that Semenya and other female athletes that are classed as having differences in sexual development (DSDs) gain an unfair advantage due to their higher testosterone levels.

Nino Schurter and Lars Forster
Schurter, Forster win Stage 4 of Cape Epic 21 March 2019, 9:19 PM

The Swiss pair of Nino Schurter and Lars Forster have clawed their way back to just over a minute behind ABSA Cape Epic leaders, Manuel Fumic and Henrique Avancini on the fourth stage of the mountain bike stage race.

Southgate supports Rice amid IRA social media storm 21 March 2019, 8:23 PM

England manager Gareth Southgate expressed his support for Declan Rice after the West Ham midfielder apologised on Thursday for old social media posts that appeared to express support for the IRA.

Felix Auger Aliassime
Canada’s Auger Aliassime advances at Miami Open 21 March 2019, 7:20 PM

Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime advanced to the main draw at the Miami Open with a 7-6, 6-2 win over Italy's Paolo Lorenzi.

Bafana Bafana coach and players
Crunch time for Bafana in Afcon qualifiers 21 March 2019, 3:06 PM

It's crunch time for Bafana Bafana in the CAF Africa Cup of nations qualifiers as they play away to Libya on Sunday.

French Open increases prize money for 2019 21 March 2019, 2:42 PM

The French Open announced an 8% increase to its prize money for the 2019 tournament on Thursday, with the men's and women's singles winners to take home 2.3 million euros ($2.62 million).

Paul Pogba
Man City’s Sterling treated differently by British media, says Pogba 21 March 2019, 8:03 AM

France midfielder Paul Pogba believes England's Raheem Sterling is sometimes treated differently by the British media because he is black and does not get the recognition he deserves for his achievements.

Park back after break to defend LPGA Founders Cup crown 20 March 2019, 9:54 PM

Seven-time major champion Park In-bee, who ended a long break two weeks ago in Singapore, isn't feeling any rust as she defends her title at this week's LPGA Founders Cup.

Putin appoints kickboxing champion as regional head 20 March 2019, 6:06 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday appointed a world champion kickboxer as acting head of a majority Buddhist region in the south of the country.

Pote Human
Bulls welcome Odendaal back ahead of clash against Chiefs 20 March 2019, 5:07 PM

The Bulls have welcomed back centre Burger Odendaal for their Super Rugby match against the Chiefs from New Zealand in Pretoria on Saturday.

Casillas extends Porto contract, wants to retire at Portuguese club 20 March 2019, 3:00 PM

Iker Casillas wants to retire at FC Porto after extending his contract with the Portuguese club, the Spanish goalkeeper said on Wednesday.

Boxing gloves
PE boxing tournament postponed 20 March 2019, 10:57 AM

The boxing tournament scheduled for Port Elizabeth on Saturday has been postponed till next Friday.

Imran Tahir
Miller, Tahir lead South Africa to super over victory over Sri Lanka 20 March 2019, 8:40 AM

South Africa's veteran leg-spinner Imran Tahir conceded only five runs in a decisive super over as they beat Sri Lanka in their opening Twenty20 International on Tuesday after both teams had finished their innings with the same score.

Adam Zampa
Australia’s Zampa still not counting on World Cup spot 20 March 2019, 6:20 AM

The clamour in Australia to include Adam Zampa in the Cricket World Cup squad has reached fever pitch after his strong series in India but the leg spinner feels his place is far from assured.

Aleck Skhosana
ASA praise athletes for new sponsors 19 March 2019, 8:24 PM

The good performance by South African athletes last year has helped attract three sponsors for Athletics South Africa for the upcoming season.

Deon Davids
Southern Kings determined to finish season on a high 19 March 2019, 5:47 PM

With six matches remaining in the Guinness Pro 14 season, the Southern Kings are determined to finish on a high note.

Sinethemba Qeshile
Three Warriors players get national call-up 19 March 2019, 1:52 PM

The Warriors coaching staff say the young players in the squad are responding well to the new coaching techniques being used by the Port Elizabeth-based cricket franchise.

The head of Japan's Olympic Committee Tsunekazu Takeda.
Japan Olympic chief facing corruption probe to step down 19 March 2019, 11:19 AM

The head of Japan's Olympic Committee said Tuesday he would step down in June, as French authorities probe his involvement in payments made before Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Summer Games.

Mohamed Salah holding a ball
Liverpool’s Van Dijk backs Salah to rediscover scoring touch 19 March 2019, 7:52 AM

Mohamed Salah has failed to score in seven consecutive Liverpool games but team mate Virgil van Dijk says it is only a matter of time before the goals come for the Egyptian forward.

When the German FA banned women’s football… 19 March 2019, 5:55 AM

At 75, former footballer Baerbel Wohlleben still clearly remembers the moment in 1974 when a journalist asked, "but when you head the ball, doesn't it mess up your hair?"

Sheikh Hasina
FIFA council member Kiron to file for bail 18 March 2019, 3:23 PM

A lawyer for FIFA council member Mahfuza Akhter Kiron is set to file a petition in a Bangladesh court on Tuesday seeking bail for the official who has been arrested in a defamation case following her criticism of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Clinton Larsen.
Chippa United coach remains upbeat despite Highlands Park results 18 March 2019, 11:15 AM

Chippa United coach, Clinton Larsen, is happy with his side's progress despite dropping two valuable points at home against Highlands Park on Sunday.

Thiem tops Federer to win Indian Wells title 18 March 2019, 6:11 AM

Dominic Thiem claimed his first Masters 1000 title after coming from a set down to defeat Roger Federer 3-6 6-3 7-5 and win the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday in Indian Wells.

Liverpool survive Fulham scare to go top of Premier League 17 March 2019, 7:39 PM

Liverpool usurped Manchester City to take top spot in the Premier League but needed a James Milner penalty nine minutes from time to see off lowly Fulham 2-1 at Craven Cottage on Sunday.

Genoa players celebrate
High-flying Juventus crash back to earth with Genoa defeat 17 March 2019, 6:30 PM

Former Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro scored in his first match for Genoa, a 2-0 victory which ended the title-holders unbeaten run in Serie A on Sunday in the wake of their Champions League heroics.