Olympics must go ahead next year as symbol of overcoming COVID-19, Tokyo governor says

13 July 2020, 4:09 PM
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, often floated as a future Japanese premier, said on Monday the Olympics must go ahead next year as a symbol of world unity in overcoming the novel coronavirus, even as her city grapples with stubborn spikes in cases.
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Goals drought in UEFA Champions League fixtures 20 February 2019, 2:44 PM

Goals were hard to come by in the two UEFA Champions League matches played on Tuesday night.

Mamelodi Sundowns players
Sundowns play to a draw with Polokwane City 20 February 2019, 12:34 PM

Second placed Mamelodi Sundowns fluffed a golden opportunity to move to the top of the ABSA Premiership log on Tuesday.

Jurgen Klopp
Klopp ‘not over the moon’ as Bayern frustrate Liverpool 20 February 2019, 6:35 AM

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admitted an underwhelming 0-0 draw against old foes Bayern Munich on Tuesday was not what he "dreamed of", but remained confident of progressing to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Thembi Kgatlana
Thembi Kgatlana returns to former school to give back 19 February 2019, 7:01 PM

The Confederation of African Football's Women's Player of the Year, Thembi Kgatlana, returned to her former school, AB Phokompe Secondary School in Randfontein for the first time since receiving her awards in January.

Cape Town City continue impressive run 19 February 2019, 3:05 PM

Cape Town City is currently sitting fourth on the Premier Soccer League log and has made it to the last eight of the Nedbank Cup

Caster Semenya
10 medical experts to give evidence on behalf of Semenya 19 February 2019, 1:35 PM

Caster Semenya's lawyers have released the names of ten medical and sport professionals who will give evidence on her behalf at the Court of Arbitration for Sport this week.

Former Springbok wing, Cornal Hendricks.
Former Springbok wing to make first appearance since 2015 19 February 2019, 12:00 PM

Former Springbok wing, Cornal Hendricks, will make his first appearance in a Super Rugby match since 2015, when the Bulls take on the Jaguares in Buenos Aires on Saturday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Man United’s Solskjaer eyes Cup final after win at Chelsea 19 February 2019, 10:20 AM

Manchester United must build on their 2-0 win over defending champions Chelsea in the fifth round of the FA Cup and go all the way to the final, caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said.

Caster Semenya running
South African sports backs Semenya amid IAAF hearing 19 February 2019, 6:29 AM

South Africa's Hockey CEO, Marissa Langeni, Netball South Africa’s (SA), Blanche de la Guerre and Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis have pledged their support for the country's track and field star, Caster Semenya.

Akila Dananjaya
Sri Lanka’s Dananjaya has illegal action ban lifted by ICC 18 February 2019, 9:19 PM

Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya has been allowed to resume bowling in international cricket after remedial work and a reassessment of his action, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Monday.

Aubrey Modiba
SuperSport United eye top 3 ABSA Premiership log 18 February 2019, 5:36 PM

Supersport United utility player Aubrey Modiba says their ultimate goal for the 2018/19 season is to finish in the top three bracket of the ABSA Premiership.

Caster Semenya
Caster Semenya wins first small battle against IAAF 18 February 2019, 4:21 PM

Caster Semenya has won the first small battle in her fight against the IAAF. She complained to the panel at the hearing before the Court of Arbitration for Sport earlier on Monday that the IAAF had breached the rules regarding confidentiality, on the first day of the hearing in Lusanne, Switzerland. Semenya and a high-level […]

IAAF hearing on athletes set to commence 18 February 2019, 11:24 AM

The hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland regarding the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) plan to limit the testosterone levels of certain athletes gets underway in Lusanne, Switzerland on Monday.

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman leaves the Hotel Matignon in Paris.
Saudi Arabia denies crown prince seeks to buy Manchester United 18 February 2019, 9:16 AM

On Sunday, the British newspaper, said crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman was in a $4.9-billion takeover bid for one of football’s most popular clubs.

France's Gael Monfils shakes hands with Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka after winning their Final match.
Monfils tops Wawrinka in Rotterdam 18 February 2019, 7:53 AM

It took one hour and 44 minutes for Monfils to win the match in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The Frenchman now holds a lifetime 8-21 record in ATP Tour finals.

Caster Semenya
Semenya takes gender rule challenge to sports court 18 February 2019, 6:04 AM

Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya of South Africa goes to the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday to challenge proposed rules that would force her to lower her testosterone levels.

Ryan Fox
Ryan Fox wins European Tour 17 February 2019, 8:48 PM

Ryan Fox claim his maiden European Tour title with a comprehensive 3&2 victory over Spaniard Adrian Otaegui in the final of the World Super 6 at Perth's Lake Karrinyup Country Club on Sunday.

Jaco Smit
E Cape visually impaired athlete aims for gold at Paralympics 17 February 2019, 6:42 PM

An Eastern Cape visually impaired athlete from the little town of Humansdorp is aiming for the bright lights of Tokyo.

Girona's Pedro Alcala celebrate after the match
Blow for Madrid’s title hopes as Girona inflict shock defeat 17 February 2019, 4:00 PM

Real Madrid threw away their lead and perhaps their hopes of catching Barcelona as Girona came from behind to pull off a shock 2-1 victory at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday.

Kusal Perera
Sri Lankan sensation Perera hailed for Test-winning heroics 17 February 2019, 10:53 AM

Kusal Perera became a national hero in Sri Lanka on Sunday after scoring an unbeaten 153 to guide his country to a sensational first Test victory in South Africa.

Lionel Messi celebrates after penalty.
Messi penalty lifts Barca as Griezmann eclipses Torres 17 February 2019, 6:50 AM

 Lionel Messi scored a penalty and missed another as La Liga leaders Barcelona ground out an unconvincing 1-0 win over Real Valladolid, while Antoine Griezmann surpassed Fernando Torres with his 130th goal for Atletico Madrid.

Andy Birkett and Christie Mackenzie
Pre-race favourites win FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon 16 February 2019, 5:49 PM

Pre-race favourites Andy Birkett and Christie Mackenzie are the winners of this year's FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon.

Sri Lanka record their first victory in 2019 16 February 2019, 5:27 PM

Sri Lanka's cricket team has recorded their first victory since October 2018 with a dramatic one wicket win over South Africa.

Emiliano Sala memorial
Sala laid to rest in home village 16 February 2019, 3:45 PM

The funeral of Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala took place in his home village in Argentina on Saturday, three weeks after he was killed in a plane crash.

2019 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon
2019 Dusi marathon wraps up in Durban’s Blue Lagoon 16 February 2019, 12:18 PM

The first paddlers have begun to come through at the finish line in the 2019 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon.

Colin Kaepernick
Kneeling protester Kaepernick agrees to confidential NFL settlement 16 February 2019, 7:18 AM

Colin Kaepernick, whose kneeling protests sparked a firestorm of controversy, has reached a settlement with the NFL over his collusion grievance against the league, his attorneys said on Friday.

Caster Semenya
Government pledges support for Semenya ahead of IAAF court hearing 15 February 2019, 6:50 PM

Sports Minnister Thokozile Xasa has called for "women's sporting performance and resultant greatness not to be questioned nor doubted".

cricket ball
India pick Pant ahead of Karthik, Rahul recalled 15 February 2019, 6:05 PM

Dinesh Karthik's World Cup hopes suffered a blow on Friday after India named Rishabh Pant as the second wicketkeeper for next month's home one-day series against Australia.

SA’s national teams need to win continental titles: Jordaan 15 February 2019, 4:21 PM

South African Football Association (Safa) President Danny Jordaan says the country's national football teams from the Under-17's to the Under-20's and Banyana Banyana should step up and start winning continental titles

Rugby ball
Rebels, Highlanders win thrillers in Super Rugby openers 15 February 2019, 1:48 PM

A new-look Melbourne Rebels stormed past the ACT Brumbies while a 14-man Otago Highlanders beat the Waikato Chiefs in a thrilling start to the Super Rugby season Friday.