Barca chief says Setien to stay, has no regrets about Valverde

8 July 2020, 10:11 PM
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has said coach Quique Setien will remain in charge of the team next season despite the team’s fading La Liga title bid, adding that he does not regret sacking Ernesto Valverde in January.
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Guitar man Anderson wants rhythm not blues against Federer 10 July 2018, 6:17 AM

Kevin Anderson, the big South African who winds down from tennis by reaching for his guitar, admits he needs to be right on key from the start of his Wimbledon quarter-final against eight-time champion Roger Federer on Wednesday.

France ready for Belgium’s tactical surprises: Coach 10 July 2018, 6:16 AM

France coach Didier Deschamps is confident he has prepared his players for any tactical surprises his opposite number Roberto Martinez might spring when they face Belgium in the World Cup semi-finals in St Petersburg on Tuesday.

England manager Gareth Southgate during training.
Croatian midfield threat poses dilemma for Southgate 9 July 2018, 7:47 PM

Manager Gareth Southgate has largely stuck to his guns in terms of England's tactical approach at this tournament but the challenge of a World Cup semi-final against Croatia in Moscow on Wednesday poses him a tricky dilemma.

Team Sky rider Chris Froome of Britain in action.
BMC take team time trial, Froome back in contention 9 July 2018, 7:15 PM

Chris Froome made up for lost time at the Tour de France on Monday although Team Sky narrowly missed out on victory in the third stage, a 35.5-km team time trial won by BMC Racing.

Easy for Serena as she rolls into quarter-finals 9 July 2018, 6:56 PM

Seven-times champion Serena Williams prevailed in a Centre Court mothers' meeting on Monday, roaring past Russian qualifier Evgeniya Rodina into the Wimbledon quarter-finals.

France's Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring their third goal.
France ready for Belgium’s tactical surprises, says coach 9 July 2018, 6:41 PM

France coach Didier Deschamps is confident he has prepared his players for any tactical surprises his opposite number Roberto Martinez might spring when they face Belgium in the World Cup semi-finals in St Petersburg on Tuesday.

Croatia’s Football Federation sacks Vukojevic over Ukraine message 9 July 2018, 6:29 PM

Croatia's Football Federation (HNS) sacked Ognjen Vukojevic, a member of the national team's coaching staff, over a "glory to Ukraine" video posted after Croatia beat Russia in the World Cup quarter-finals, HNS said in a statement on Monday.

Roger Federer
Federer downs Mannarino to stay in hunt for 9th Wimbledon title 9 July 2018, 5:30 PM

Champion Roger Federer's pursuit of a record ninth Wimbledon title gathered momentum on Monday as he reached the quarter-finals with a 6-0 7-5 6-4 win over Frenchman Adrian Mannarino.

Netball SA bid to host Netball World Cup receives major boost 9 July 2018, 5:05 PM

Netball South Africa's bid to host the 2023 Netball World Cup received a major boost when the government declared its support.

France's N'Golo Kante in action with Uruguay's Rodrigo Bentancur.
France v Belgium key head-to-head battles 9 July 2018, 4:22 PM

France meet Belgium in a World Cup semi-final on Tuesday. Here is a look at some of the key head-to-head duels which could prove decisive.

Hamilton accepts Raikkonen’s apology 9 July 2018, 3:52 PM

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has accepted an apology from Kimi Raikkonen and recognised that their first lap collision in Sunday's British Grand Prix was a racing incident and not deliberate.

FILE PHOTO: Real Madrid v FC Barcelona - Spanish Liga Santander
Spanish football federation names Luis Enrique as national team coach 9 July 2018, 3:04 PM

The Spanish Football Federation has appointed Luis Enrique as Spain's new national team coach on a two-year deal, the president of the federation Luis Rubiales said during a news conference on Monday.

Anderson guns for Wimbledon quarter final 9 July 2018, 9:53 AM

South African tennis player Kevin Anderson will be hoping to advance to the quarter final of the Wimbledon Championship in London for the first time in his career.

Belgium and France face off in mouth-watering semi-final 9 July 2018, 6:19 AM

Roberto Martinez's swashbuckling Belgium side head into Tuesday's semi-final with familiar foes France as the World Cup's leading scorers, but their old rivals have evolved as the tournament has progressed and will also be full of confidence.

It’s all systems go for SA team in Tri Colour Games 8 July 2018, 10:08 PM

The International Tri Colour Games is underway in Reggio Emilia and its all systems go for South African sportmen participating.

National chess championship kicks off in Bloemfontein 8 July 2018, 8:26 PM

A week-long national chess championship is taking place in Bloemfontein.

Sebastian Vettel
Vettel wins, Hamilton second at Silverstone 8 July 2018, 8:11 PM

Sebastian Vettel won the British Grand Prix for Ferrari on Sunday to deny Lewis Hamilton a fifth successive home victory and move eight points clear at the top of the Formula One standings.

Fernando Hierro
Hierro will not continue as Spain head coach 8 July 2018, 6:17 PM

The Spanish Football Association has announced that Fernando Hierro will not continue in his post as Spain head coach.

CAF ban Kenyan referee for life over bribe 8 July 2018, 3:32 PM

A Kenyan referee who had been chosen for the 2018 World Cup in Russia has been banned for life after accepting a bribe, an African Football Confederation (CAF) statement said Sunday.

S.A Karate team to compete in Kimura Shukokai Championships 8 July 2018, 2:50 PM

The South African Karate team has completed their final training session in Cape Town ahead of the Kimura Shukokai International World Championships in Sweden next week.

England bask in World Cup glow as Russia suffer agonising exit 8 July 2018, 10:07 AM

England celebrated reaching the World Cup semi-finals for the first time in a generation as Russia came to terms Sunday with a heartbreaking exit from their own party.

Croatia beat Russia on penalties to set up World Cup semi against England 7 July 2018, 11:10 PM

Croatia beat Russia 4-3 on penalties on Saturday to set up a World Cup semi-final against England after a dramatic match full of twists and turns

SA team arrives in Italy for International Tri Colour Games 7 July 2018, 9:24 PM

Over 200 South African sports people from six different sporting codes in Gauteng have arrived in Regio Emilia in Italy. 

Confident England reach first World Cup semi-final in 28 years 7 July 2018, 8:19 PM

England defied almost three decades of disappointment to move confidently into the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1990.

Cheryshev returns to Russia line-up for Croatia quarter-final 7 July 2018, 7:52 PM

Denis Cheryshev is back in the Russia starting line-up for the hosts' meeting with Croatia in their World Cup quarter-final in Sochi on Saturday.

England sink Sweden to clinch World Cup semi-final berth 7 July 2018, 6:45 PM

Harry Maguire and Dele Alli scored as England comfortably defeated Sweden 2-0 in Samara on Saturday to reach the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1990.

Defeat is saddest moment of my career-Neymar 7 July 2018, 5:48 PM

Less than a day after being knocked out the World Cup by Belgium, Brazilian striker Neymar said he will find it hard to return to club football.

England’s Gareth Southgate managing “high” expectations set on team 7 July 2018, 4:06 PM

England manager Gareth Southgate is trying to manage expectations ahead of his team's quarter final game against Sweden on Saturday afternoon.

Gael Monfils tames Querrey to reach fourth round 7 July 2018, 8:46 AM

Unseeded Frenchman Gael Monfils tamed the power of American Sam Querrey to reach the last 16 at Wimbledon for the first time.

Preview: England can’t underestimate Sweden, says Stones 6 July 2018, 11:08 PM

England take on Sweden in Samara on Saturday with a place in the World Cup semi-finals at stake, and while some may be surprised to see the Scandinavians in the last eight, defender John Stones says they cannot be underestimated.