Southampton manager Hasenhuettl signs four-year contract

2 June 2020, 3:44 PM
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuettl has signed a four-year contract to stay with the club until 2024, eight months since his team suffered a record 9-0 Premier League mauling at home to Leicester City.
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Record 15 NBA clubs to stage Chinese New Year events 18 January 2019, 8:16 PM

NBA clubs will celebrate Chinese New Year starting January 30 with a record 15 league teams hosting in-arena activities and more than 65 games broadcast live in the China region.

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Maria Sharapova scorched the Rod Laver Arena with her aggressive tennis to eliminate defending Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-4 4-6 6-3 in the third round on Friday.

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Roger Federer celebrated his 100th match at the Australian Open on Friday by giving young American Taylor Fritz a centre court schooling to reach the last 16 and set up a mouthwatering clash with ‘Next Gen’ champion Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Dhoni finishes off job to clinch ODI series for India 18 January 2019, 3:01 PM

Master finisher Mahendra Singh Dhoni eased India to a seven-wicket victory to clinch their one-day international series against Australia in Melbourne on Friday.

Soccer Premier League
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Chelsea, Spurs search for striking solutions as Man Utd crank up pressure 18 January 2019, 6:14 AM

Chelsea and Arsenal clash in the Premier League this weekend, with both managers looking nervously over their shoulders at a charging Manchester United as Tottenham adjust to life without the injured Harry Kane.

‘Top level’ Mourinho too young to retire 17 January 2019, 8:44 PM

Jose Mourinho has pledged to return to football at a "top level" a month on from being sacked by Manchester United.

South Africa's Warren Whiteley
Whiteley back in training after injury woes 17 January 2019, 8:10 PM

Captain Warren Whiteley has returned to training with South African Super Rugby side the Lions after suffering a calf injury with the Springboks in November, coach Swys de Bruin said.

Outrage in Ghana after killing of investigative reporter 17 January 2019, 6:20 PM

A Ghanian undercover journalist who helped expose corruption in African football has been shot dead in the capital, triggering widespread outrage and demands for authorities to bring his killers to justice.

Bloemfontein Celtic players
Bloemfontein Celtic dismiss claims of player mutiny 17 January 2019, 5:25 PM

Embattled Bloemfontein Celtic management have denied reports of player mutiny in the club.

Safa President Danny Jordaan
Danny Jordaan denies bribe allegations 17 January 2019, 3:41 PM

 South African Football Association (Safa) president Danny Jordaan has denied allegations levelled against him by former Chief Executive of the football association, Leslie Sedibe.

Ghana journalist who exposed African football graft shot dead 17 January 2019, 3:25 PM

Ghanaian police on Thursday opened an investigation after an undercover journalist who helped expose corruption in African football was shot dead.

Simona Halep
Harried Halep staggers into Open clash with Venus 17 January 2019, 2:54 PM

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Kaizer Chiefs players
Chiefs return to winning ways 17 January 2019, 11:08 AM

Kaizer Chiefs are back to their winning streak.

Australia's David Warner reacts as he walks off the ground after being dismissed for 24 runs during the fourth day of the second
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David Warner, who continues to serve his 12-month suspension from the national team for his role in the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, reportedly injured the elbow during a flamboyant knock for the Sylhet Sixers in the Bangladesh.

Frank Lampard
Derby defy VAR decision to knock out Southampton 17 January 2019, 7:48 AM

Championship side Derby County hit back from two goals down to beat Premier League Southampton on penalties in an FA Cup third-round replay marred by another VAR controversy on Wednesday.

Real Madrid
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Real Madrid limped into the quarter finals of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday night even after losing 1-0 at Leganes with an another lacklustre performance yet advancing 3-1 on aggregate.

A 48-team Qatar World Cup only possible if Doha agrees: official 16 January 2019, 8:06 PM

Any decision by FIFA to increase the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams will only be made in agreement with hosts Qatar, a senior Gulf tournament organiser said Wednesday.

Minister of Sport and Recreation, Tokozile Xasa
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Banyana coach, Desiree Ellis, says the success of her team has always been about team work which includes everyone, even the bus driver.

Federer fends off British ‘mirror’ Evans to advance 16 January 2019, 3:49 PM

Double defending champion Roger Federer weathered a stern test from the impressive Dan Evans and paid the British battler the ultimate compliment after prevailing 7-6(5) 7-6(3) 6-3 to reach the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.

AmaZulu vs Chiefs
‘AmaZulu could make history against Chiefs in PSL match’ 16 January 2019, 11:00 AM

Amazulu defender Marc Van Heerden says the club could make history when they meet Kaizer Chiefs in the Absa Premiership match on Wednesday afternoon.

Kevin Anderson
Anderson knocked out of Australian Open 16 January 2019, 9:18 AM

 Australian Open fifth seed Kevin Anderson lost his second round match to Frances Tiafoe 4-6 6-4 6-4 7-5 in a major upset on the third day of the Grand Slam on Wednesday.

Manu Sawhney
Sawhney named new ICC chief executive 16 January 2019, 6:21 AM

  Manu Sawhney, the former managing director of ESPN Star Sports, has been appointed as International Cricket Council's (ICC) new chief executive, the sport's governing body announced on Tuesday.

Banyana Banyana celebrate winning the 2018 COSAFA Cup
Banyana to play friendlies in honour of Ma Winnie, Ma Sisulu 15 January 2019, 9:52 PM

Things are just going from strength to strength for Banyana Banyana; they have already made it to their first ever Women's World Cup in France in June and now they will also be playing two friendlies in the Mother City in honour of two icons, Mama Winnie Mandela and Mama Albertina Sisulu.

Kennedy Mweene, Lebogang Maboe, Gaston Sirino and Anthony Laffor of Mamelodi Sundowns
Mamelodi Sundowns face tough week ahead 15 January 2019, 8:50 PM

Sundowns will be looking to consolidate its position in Africa's most lucrative club football competition, the CAF Champions League and in the ABSA Premiership.

Rohan du Plooy wins Stage 5 of Mpumalanga Cycle Tour 15 January 2019, 8:39 PM

Rohan du Plooy of the Pro-Touch Continental team has won stage five of the Mpumalanga Cycle Tour.

Dominant Djokovic shines in Melbourne Park opener 15 January 2019, 7:10 PM

Top seed Novak Djokovic looked every inch the Australian Open favourite as he kicked off his bid for a record seventh title at Melbourne Park with an emphatic 6-3 6-2 6-2 win over American qualifier Mitchell Krueger on Tuesday.

Jolted Zverev overpowers Bedene to advance 15 January 2019, 5:52 PM

Alexander Zverev overpowered Aljaz Bedene to win their first round clash at the Australian Open 6-4 6-1 6-4 on Tuesday, although it was not until the German lost an early service game that he was provoked to respond and get his campaign rolling.

Ruthless Serena makes strong start in Melbourne return 15 January 2019, 5:12 PM

Serena Williams made a ruthless start to her quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title with a 6-0 6-2 victory over unseeded German Tatjana Maria in the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday.