Sundowns stretch lead at the top of DSTV Premiership log

20 October 2021, 7:55 PM
Sundowns beat a determined Golden Arrows 1-nil at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium in Clermont.
Newcastle United
Newcastle takeover best news since Robson signed, says Lee 12 October 2021, 8:18 AM

Newcastle United's takeover by a Saudi Arabia-led consortium is the best news the Premier League club has had since Bobby Robson took charge in 1999, former midfielder Rob Lee said.

Ivory Coast keep ahead of Cameroon in World Cup qualification battle 12 October 2021, 12:13 AM

Ivory Coast kept their noses in front of rivals Cameroon in the battle for top place in their World Cup qualifying group as both countries won their latest African Group D games on Monday.

Bafana coach upbeat ahead of match against Ethiopia in front of vaccinated fans 11 October 2021, 8:16 PM

Bafana Bafana coach, Hugo Broos, has credited his players for the way they have responded with the team looking to have improved a lot just a month after his appointment.

Ferran Soriano
No enthusiasm for Premier League ‘B’ teams in EFL, says Parry 11 October 2021, 10:15 AM

English Football League (EFL) chair Rick Parry has closed the door on the inclusion of Premier League 'B' teams in the lower divisions of the country's soccer pyramid, saying that the matter was non-negotiable.

Arnold expecting Sydney return when Socceroos face Saudi Arabia 11 October 2021, 7:40 AM

Australia coach Graham Arnold remains hopeful his Socceroos side will face Saudi Arabia in Sydney in World Cup qualifying next month despite restrictions put in place due to the pandemic.

Fury defeats Wilder with 11th round knockout to retain WBC title 11 October 2021, 12:16 AM

Tyson Fury retained his WBC heavyweight title on Saturday when he sent Deontay Wilder to the canvas for a third time with a vicious right hand to the head in the 11th round at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

McCabe powers Arsenal to 3-0 WSL win over Everton 10 October 2021, 8:00 PM

Katie McCabe scored one goal and made another as leaders Arsenal remained top of the Women's Super League table thanks to a 3-0 win over Everton, while Tottenham Hotspur slumped to their first defeat of the season, losing 2-1 to Brighton & Hove Albion.

Bottas wins in Turkey as Verstappen retakes F1 lead 10 October 2021, 4:08 PM

Valtteri Bottas won a wet Turkish Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday while Red Bull's Max Verstappen finished second to take back the Formula One world championship lead and move six points clear of Lewis Hamilton.

England name strongest available squad for Ashes 10 October 2021, 2:23 PM

 England on Sunday named their strongest available squad for the Ashes tour to Australia as all-rounders Ben Stokes and Sam Curran missed out but seamer Stuart Broad was included despite the calf injury he picked up in the Test series against India.

Nolan Hoffman wins Cape Town Cycle Tour for the fourth time 10 October 2021, 1:06 PM

South African road and track cyclist, Nolan Hoffman, has won his fourth Cape Town Cycle Tour.

ICC adopts wait-and-watch approach on Afghanistan 10 October 2021, 12:56 PM

The Governing International Cricket Council (ICC) has taken a wait-and-watch approach on Afghanistan but will discuss the game's fate in the country in a board meeting next month, ICC acting chief executive Geoff Allardice said on Sunday.

US Open champ Medvedev cruises into Indian Wells third round 10 October 2021, 8:13 AM

 US Open champion Daniil Medvedev showed no signs of a Grand Slam hangover with a business-like 6-4 6-2 win over Mackenzie McDonald to reach the third round at the Indian Wells tournament on Saturday.

Cape Town Cycle Tour gets underway 10 October 2021, 8:01 AM

The organizers of the 43rd edition of the Cape Town Cycle Tour says it is all systems go for the event on Sunday.

England ease to 5-0 win in Andorra 10 October 2021, 12:37 AM

England moved a step closer guaranteeing their spot in next year's World Cup finals with a 5-0 victory away to Andorra to bolster their lead of Group I on Saturday.

Dramatic late winner keep alive Scotland’s World Cup dreams 9 October 2021, 9:58 PM

Scott McTominay headed home deep in stoppage time as Scotland twice came from behind to beat Israel 3-2 on Saturday and keep alive hopes of a first World Cup finals appearance since 1998.

Hamilton vows maximum attack from 11th on the grid in Turkey 9 October 2021, 5:28 PM

Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton promised "maximum attack" in Sunday's Turkish Grand Prix and would not rule out winning from 11th on the grid.

Leaving Barcelona was a shock, but Messi adjusting well in Paris 9 October 2021, 3:43 PM

Having to leave Barcelona came as a shock to Lionel Messi, but the Argentina forward said familiar faces have helped him to settle at Paris St Germain. 

Andy Flower
Andy Flower named Afghanistan team consultant for T20 World Cup 9 October 2021, 10:32 AM

Former Zimbabwe captain and England coach Andy Flower has been named the Afghanistan team's consultant for the Twenty20 World Cup, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) said.

Raducanu heads back to drawing board after Indian Wells defeat 9 October 2021, 8:39 AM

US Open champion Emma Raducanu said she was disappointed but not discouraged after crashing out of Indian Wells on Friday in her first match since stunning the tennis world at Flushing Meadows last month.

Algeria in another World Cup goal feast as they beat Niger 9 October 2021, 12:13 AM

Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani scored twice as African champions Algeria ran riot at home again in World Cup qualifying, beating Niger 6-1 in Blida on Friday.

Bafana favourites as they look to revive SA’s hopes after many years of disappointments 8 October 2021, 7:31 PM

Positive results in the back-to-back 2022 World Cup qualifying matches against Ethiopia could signal a new dawn for Bafana Bafana

Banned Nigerian sprinter Okagbare facing three anti-doping charges 8 October 2021, 12:45 PM

Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare, who was provisionally banned after testing positive for human growth hormone before the Tokyo Olympics, has been hit with three separate anti-doping charges, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Friday.

Rennie recalls France-based muscle for northern hemisphere tour 8 October 2021, 7:19 AM

Australia coach Dave Rennie has named a trio of France-based Wallabies in locks Will Skelton and Rory Arnold, and hooker Tolu Latu in a 37-man squad featuring four uncapped players for the northern hemisphere tour.

Nigeria beaten at home in World Cup qualifying shock 8 October 2021, 12:01 AM

Nigeria suffered a humiliating home defeat in World Cup qualification on Thursday as the Central African Republic grabbed a last-minute winner for a shock victory in Lagos.

Malawi stun holders Banyana Banyana to reach final of COSAFA Championship 7 October 2021, 8:06 PM

Malawi's women national football team will play Tanzania in the final of the 2021 COSAFA Women's Championship. Malawi beat Banyana Banyana 3-2 in the semi-final to advance to the final while Tanzania beat Zambia 3-2 in penalties to reach the final.

Spain end Italy’s long unbeaten run to reach Nations League final 7 October 2021, 1:00 PM

Spain ended European champions Italy's world record 37-match unbeaten run as Ferran Torres scored twice in a 2-1 win at the San Siro stadium in an entertaining Nations League semi-final on Wednesday.

Women’s Big Bash League unveils new season’s fully-televised schedule 7 October 2021, 8:16 AM

The Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) will have a revised 59-match schedule with all games televised for the first time because of state border curbs to stem the COVID-19 pandemic, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Thursday.

Roglic claims cycling’s Milano-Torino semi-classic 6 October 2021, 6:00 PM

Slovenia's cycling superstar, Primoz Roglic, added yet another cycling title to his curriculum vitae, when he claimed the Milano-Torino one day semi-classic for 2021.

Bafana Bafana hope to beat Ethiopia for the very first time in an official match 6 October 2021, 4:32 PM

The new look Bafana Bafana side are aiming to do what their predecessors previously have failed to achieve against Ethiopia

Jamaica’s Carter tests positive, faces disciplinary hearing 6 October 2021, 7:33 AM

Jamaica's Olympic and world championship medallist Nesta Carter, whose positive doping test caused Usain Bolt to be stripped of his Beijing 2008 Olympic 4x100 metres relay gold, has tested positive again and faces an anti-doping hearing next week.