IPL to be staged in UAE after BCCI gets government clearance

10 August 2020, 5:22 PM
This year's Indian Premier League (IPL) will take place between September 19 and November 10 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after the Indian cricket board (BCCI) received government clearance, the Twenty20 league's chairman Brijesh Patel confirmed on Monday.
Colin Kaepernick
Nike shares hit as Kaepernick ad spurs boycott 4 September 2018, 5:12 PM

Shares of Nike Inc fell 3% on Tuesday as calls for a boycott of the sportswear giant gained traction on social media following its choice of Colin Kaepernick as a face for the 30th anniversary of its "Just Do It" slogan.

Lando Norris standing
Rising star Norris aims to emulate Hamilton 4 September 2018, 4:27 PM

Lando Norris has set his sights on emulating world champion Lewis Hamilton as the British teenager prepares to make Formula One history.

Azinga Fuzile smiling
Azinga Fuzile dumps Chief Njekanye for a new trainer 4 September 2018, 12:47 PM

East London boxing trainer, Mzamo "Chief" Njekanye, is crying foul after his top boxer, Azinga Fuzile, dumped him and joined forces with a Johannesburg trainer.

Roger Federer is through to the 3rd round in the men's draw of the Cincinnati Masters
Federer knocked out of US Open 4 September 2018, 7:19 AM

Roger Federer made a shock exit from the U.S. Open on Monday after the five-times champion was beaten 3-6 7-5 7-6(7) 7-6(3) by unseeded Australian John Millman in the round of 16.

Baxter wary of new Libya coach 4 September 2018, 7:12 AM

Bafana Bafana head coach Stuart Baxter says he has studied the Libyan national soccer team well.

Ronaldo, Modric and Salah on FIFA player of the year shortlist 3 September 2018, 7:06 PM

Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah have been nominated as finalists for The Best FIFA Men’s Player Award, world soccer’s governing body announced on Monday.

Alastair Cook
Alastair Cook to retire from international cricket 3 September 2018, 3:32 PM

Former England captain and opening batsman, Alastair Cook, will retire from international cricket after the fifth and final test match against India starting at the Oval in London on Friday.

Scotland rugby star Cornell du Preez
Injury blow for SA born Scotland rugby international 3 September 2018, 12:46 PM

South African-born Scotland rugby international Cornell du Preez is stable, but will need further surgery after suffering a throat injury playing for the Worcester Warriors against Wasps this week-end.

Sane omission shows no player safe at Man City, says Jesus 3 September 2018, 11:36 AM

Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus says no player can feel his place is safe after Leroy Sane was dropped from the squad for the weekend's Premier League match against Newcastle.

Sloane Stephens playing a shot.
Stephens cruises past Mertens into US Open quarters 3 September 2018, 5:55 AM

Defending champion Sloane Stephens eased into the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open with a 6-3 6-3 victory over Belgian Elise Mertens on Sunday.

Alastair Cook
beat India by 60 runs in fourth Test 2 September 2018, 8:51 PM

England beat India by 60 runs to win the fourth Test at Southampton on Sunday.

Lewis Hamilton celebrating
Hamilton clinches Italian Grand Prix win 2 September 2018, 7:43 PM

Britain's Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes won the Italian Grand Prix at Monza to extend his lead in the drivers’ standings to 30 points over arch-rival, Germany's Sebastien Vettel of Ferrari.

Jan Frodeno
Frodeno wins World Ironman 2 September 2018, 6:40 PM

Germany's Jan Frodeno has taken the title of the World Ironman 70.3 Champion in Port Elizabeth.

Anderson to face Thiem at US Open 2 September 2018, 3:44 PM

Kevin Anderson will face 9th seeded Austrian, Dominic Thiem, for a place in the US Open quarter-finals in New York later on Sunday.

Kylian Mbappe pointing at the referee
Red card Mbappe needs to calm down says France coach Deschamps 2 September 2018, 3:05 PM

France's superstar striker Kylian Mbappe is a target for defenders and will need to learn self-control, national team coach Didier Deschamps said after the teenage sensation was sent off for retaliation on Saturday.

AIBA to allow judging protests after Asian Games boxing turmoil 2 September 2018, 9:53 AM

The International Boxing Association (AIBA) will introduce a right of protest against controversial judging "to ensure fair play" and prevent a repeat of ugly scenes that marred the Asian Games.

Federer out-maneuvers Kyrgios as Kerber, Zverev fall at US Open 2 September 2018, 6:35 AM

Five-time champion Roger Federer found a new way to amaze Saturday as he reached the US Open last 16 with a 6-4, 6-1, 7-5 victory over Nick Kyrgios.

Hamilton plans to study late and find Ferrari-beating plan 1 September 2018, 8:02 PM

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton said he planned to study late into the night Saturday to find a way to beat Ferrari in Sunday's keenly-anticipated Italian Grand Prix.

Minister and Deputy Minister of Sports and Recreation
The G-Sports Awards touches the lives of many women in sports 1 September 2018, 6:23 PM

The 13th edition of the G-Sports Awards has touched the lives of many women in sports across South Africa.

Ryf wins Ironman World Championships 1 September 2018, 6:07 PM

Switzerland's Daniela Ryf was crowned the winner of the women's Half Ironman World Championships, held in Port Elizabeth.

Anderson beats Shapovalov at US Open 1 September 2018, 3:21 PM

South African tennis star, Kevin Anderson, says he had to dig deep to get past young Canadian, Denis Shapovalov at the US Open in New York.

All-Williams US Open clash is all Serena 1 September 2018, 7:18 AM

Serena Williams turned her 30th career meeting with her sister Venus into a one-woman showcase Friday, reaching the US Open fourth round with a 6-1, 6-2 victory.

Nadal reaches US Open last 16 for 10th time with epic triumph 1 September 2018, 7:00 AM

World number one and defending champion Rafael Nadal came back from a set and break down to defeat Karen Khachanov 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/3) and reach the US Open fourth round on Friday.

MTN 8 semi finals to be tough 31 August 2018, 4:51 PM

The fate of the MTN Eight semi-finalists will be decided this weekend.

Old Mutual Cape Town Headquarters
Old Mutual to stop sponsoring Comrades Marathon 31 August 2018, 4:07 PM

Investment and banking group, Old Mutual, will drop sponsorships of certain sporting events in 2019 including the iconic Comrades Marathon.

Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric holding the trophy.
Modric voted UEFA’s Player of the Year 31 August 2018, 6:53 AM

Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric was voted Player of the Year for last season by European soccer body UEFA on Thursday.

Sundowns Coach Pitso Mosimane.
MTN8 elusive for Mamelodi Sundowns 30 August 2018, 8:32 PM

Despite having won the cup while it was the SAA Cup and then as coach of SuperSport United in 2004, the MTN8 remains elusive for Mamelodi Sundowns Coach, Pitso Mosimane.

Kenya’s Okeyo banned for life for taking Nike money 30 August 2018, 4:03 PM

Former senior Kenyan athletics official David Okeyo has been banned from the sport for life and fined $50,000 after being found guilty of diverting hundreds of thousands of dollars of sponsorship payments for his personal use.

Battling Kaizer Chiefs remain winless after collapse 30 August 2018, 7:40 AM

Fallen South African giants Kaizer Chiefs remained winless in five Premiership matches this season after surrendering a two-goal lead to be held 2-2 at home by Bloemfontein Celtic Wednesday.

Serena Williams playing a shot.
Serena sees off Witthoeft to set up Venus clash 30 August 2018, 5:43 AM

Serena Williams overpowered German Carina Witthoeft 6-2 6-2 to set up a third-round clash with big sister Venus at the US Open on Wednesday.