American Gauff can improve the world, says Navratilova

3 July 2020, 3:19 PM
American tennis player Coco Gauff can improve the world, 18-time Grand Slam champion Martina Navratilova has said, lauding the teenage tennis prodigy for her role in the Black Lives Matter protests against racial injustice.
Sixteen NBA players in ‘self-isolation’ after testing positive for COVID-19 27 June 2020, 7:39 AM

Sixteen NBA players tested positive for COVID-19, the league said on Friday, a little over a month before the 2020 season is set to resume in Florida on the same day the state reported a record of almost 9 000 new coronavirus cases in 24-hours.

Liverpool’s history not a burden anymore: Klopp 26 June 2020, 8:18 PM

Liverpool are no longer burdened by their painful 30-year title drought and have written a new chapter in the club’s history after they were confirmed as Premier League champions, manager Juergen Klopp said on Friday.

Six-times runner-up Mickelson gets exemption into US Open 26 June 2020, 4:00 PM

Phil Mickelson will get another chance to complete the career Grand Slam thanks to an adjusted exemption criteria for this year’s US Open that was announced by the United States Golf Association (USGA) on Thursday.

Coric still without symptoms after COVID-19 infection 26 June 2020, 3:18 PM

Croatia’s Borna Coric has told fans he is feeling well and experiencing no symptoms after contracting the novel coronavirus at Novak Djokovic’s controversial Adria Tour tournament.

Liverpool fans turn the city red after breaking 30-year Premiership drought 26 June 2020, 2:55 PM

Thousands of Liverpool fans celebrated their Premier League title win outside the club’s Anfield Stadium on Thursday as their 30 year wait for the league crown finally came to an end.

Next year’s Africa Cup of Nations finals could be postponed 26 June 2020, 2:34 PM

A postponement of January’s Africa Cup of Nations finals could be on the cards when the Confederation of African Football (CAF) meet next week in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mourners praise Mike Mokoena’s dedication in football 26 June 2020, 12:37 PM

Mourners at the funeral service of the Free State Stars founding owner Mike Mokoena have described him as an epitome of selflessness.

Free State Stars chair to be laid to rest on Friday 26 June 2020, 8:39 AM

The funeral service of Free State Stars founding owner, Mike Mokoena, will be held at the Methodist church in Bohlokong, Bethlehem, on Friday.

FA Cup returns to SABC screens 25 June 2020, 8:55 PM

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Thursday announced the acquisition of The Emirates FA Cup broadcast rights, through its sports division, SABC Sport.

Thiem ‘extremely sorry’ for Adria Tour antics 25 June 2020, 4:00 PM

World number three Dominic Thiem is “extremely sorry” for the way players conducted themselves at Novak Djokovic’s Adria Tour exhibition event after which four players tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Austrian said on Thursday.

Final day Bundesliga drama awaits Werder and Leverkusen 25 June 2020, 3:09 PM

Werder Bremen and Bayer Leverkusen are bracing for their most important games of the Bundesliga season as relegation looms over the former and a highly lucrative Champions League spot is on the line for the latter on Saturday’s final matchday.

Liverpool move closer to title with 4-0 win over Palace 25 June 2020, 2:55 PM

Liverpool were back at their lethal best to beat Crystal Palace 4-0 at Anfield on Wednesday, moving within two points of securing the Premier League title.

New York City Marathon cancelled due to COVID-19 25 June 2020, 2:26 PM

The New York City Marathon, one of the most prestigious events on the global running calendar, has been cancelled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, race organisers said on Wednesday.

Kane has ‘no problem’ with Mourinho’s style at Spurs 24 June 2020, 10:06 PM

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane says he has no issue with their style of play under manager Jose Mourinho after scoring their second in Tuesday’s 2-0 Premier League home victory over West Ham United.

Liverpool’s Klopp wants City clash to be played in Manchester 24 June 2020, 9:22 PM

Liverpool would prefer next week’s away fixture against Manchester City to be held at the Etihad Stadium and not moved to a neutral venue due to the COVID-19 situation, manager Juergen Klopp has said.

Uganda captain Onyango seeks clarity from President Museveni over $1 million pledge 24 June 2020, 2:45 PM

The captain of Uganda’s national football team said on Tuesday he and his team mates are seeking clarity on a $1 million pledge that President Yoweri Museveni made to the players last year after their participation in the 2019 African Cup of Nations.

PSL given green light to return to full resumption 24 June 2020, 11:45 AM

The Premier Soccer League has been given the green light to return to full training and play.

Two-times PGA winner Cameron Champ tests positive for COVID-19 24 June 2020, 10:55 AM

Cameron Champ has withdrawn from this week’s event in Cromwell, Connecticut after he tested positive for COVID-19 during pre-tournament screening, the PGA Tour said on Tuesday.

Mike Mokoena will be accorded a Special Provincial Official Funeral 23 June 2020, 8:49 PM

The Presidency has confirmed that the late Free State Stars founding owner, Mike Mokoena, will be accorded a Special Provincial Official Funeral Category 2.

Djokovic tests positive for COVID-19 23 June 2020, 4:08 PM

The top-ranked male tennis player Novak Djokovic has tested positive for the Coronavirus.

Foden and Mahrez doubles help City crush Burnley 5-0 23 June 2020, 2:31 PM

Manchester City’s Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez scored two goals apiece as the hosts showed their impressive strength in depth, making eight changes but still crushing a woeful Burnley 5-0 in the Premier League at The Etihad stadium on Monday.

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Mourinho hits back at Merson’s criticism of playing style, Kane’s record 22 June 2020, 8:43 PM

Jose Mourinho launched an impassioned defence of Harry Kane's form under his playing style at Tottenham Hotspur after pundit Paul Merson suggested the England striker would struggle to score goals in the Portuguese manager's system.

VAR not being used correctly, says Barca coach Setien 22 June 2020, 4:50 PM

The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system is not being used correctly in La Liga, Barcelona manager Quique Setien said on Monday following Real Madrid's controversial win at Real Sociedad.

Coric tests positive for COVID-19, poses questions for sport’s return 22 June 2020, 1:43 PM

Croatia’s Borna Coric became the second player from Novak Djokovic’s Adria Tour exhibition tournament to test positive for COVID-19, raising serious concerns for tennis governing bodies in their bid to restart the sport after a lengthy shutdown.

Adria Tour final cancelled after Dimitrov tests positive for COVID-19 22 June 2020, 4:42 AM

Grigor Dimitrov said on Sunday said he has tested positive for COVID-19, making him the highest-profile tennis player to reveal he has the disease.

SAFA demotes Ria Ledwaba and Gay Mokoena 21 June 2020, 9:03 PM

The South African Football Association has made some changes to their National Executive Committee after a meeting on Saturday.

Dutch soccer players boycott TV show over Black Pete remarks 21 June 2020, 10:23 AM

The Dutch men’s and women’s national football team players said on Friday they would no longer grant interviews to a popular TV show due to remarks made by a commentator mocking an anti-racism protester.

EPL dishes out its fair share of drama 20 June 2020, 9:27 PM

The English Premier League is in full swing and has dished out its fair share of drama. Watford and Leicester City started off the action, as they played to 1-1 draw at Vicarage road.

Flurry of positive coronavirus tests in athletes hurts US restart plans 20 June 2020, 11:39 AM

Hopes that sport in the United States might soon return to business as usual suffered a blow on Friday as athletes from golf to hockey tested positive for the novel coronavirus, triggering a shutdown of some facilities.

Solskjaer encouraged by Pogba’s performance in Man Utd’s draw at Spurs 20 June 2020, 7:01 AM

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba is desperate to make up for lost time after his long injury absence, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said after the France midfielder impressed in Friday’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur.