US Open will still be a proper Grand Slam despite pullouts, says Nadal

5 August 2020, 9:16 PM
Rafa Nadal believes this year’s U.S. Open champion will still feel like a Grand Slam winner despite the tournament losing some glamour due to the withdrawal of top players amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Spaniard said on Wednesday.
Springboks relieved after victory over France 19 November 2017, 6:01 PM

Springbok rugby coach, Allister Coetzee, says there is massive relief in the South African camp following their victory over France in Paris on Saturday night

Schumacher’s F2001 Ferrari becomes the most expensive F1 car auctioned 19 November 2017, 11:58 AM

Michael Schumacher's F2001 Ferrari, the formula one car with which he claimed his final Monaco Grand Prix victory, has become the most expensive modern Formula 1 car ever sold at auction, fetching approximately 109-million-rand.

Cycle challenge prompts road closures 19 November 2017, 7:55 AM

Several roads in and around Johannesburg have been blocked off due to a cycle race.

Springboks edge Les Bleus 18-17 19 November 2017, 7:05 AM

A week after a 38-18 defeat against New Zealand, France failed to dominate a South Africa side who were comprehensively beaten by Ireland last Saturday and conceded their sixth consecutive loss to the Springboks.

Bidvest Wits beat Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 18 November 2017, 7:41 PM

Bidvest Wits have qualified for the Telkom Knockout final.

Polokwane venture into untested cup waters against Celtic 18 November 2017, 5:51 PM

Polokwane City will be making a semifinal debut appearance in the Telkom Knockout competition against in-form Bloemfontein Celtic at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Sunday afternoon.

SuperSport, TP Mazembe to lock horns in CAF final 18 November 2017, 8:47 AM

Supersport United and TP Mazembe will meet for the third time this year when they go toe-to-toe in the first leg final of the CAF Confederations Cup.

Le Clos named ambassador for 2018 Youth Olympic Games 17 November 2017, 4:40 PM

Chad le Clos has fond memories of Singapore, and was back in town on Friday for the Airwave Swimming World Cup to announce he would be an ambassador for next October’s Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. “I am really excited to be back here for a seventh time now. I had my big break […]

All Blacks celebrate eight years as World Rugby’s No 1 17 November 2017, 11:39 AM

World champions New Zealand on Friday mark eight years – or 2,922 consecutive days – as the number one side on World Rugby’s Rankings.

SuperSport United, TP Mazembe renew CAF rivalry 17 November 2017, 11:32 AM

SuperSport United and TP Mazembe will clash in the first leg of the 2017 CAF Confederations Cup final at the Stade TP Mazembe in Lubumbashi on Sunday at 3.30pm.

Serena Williams ties the knot 17 November 2017, 6:39 AM

Tennis star Serena Williams has tied the knot with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in New Orleans in the US.

Extensive changes made in Boks team 16 November 2017, 4:08 PM

As expected, Springbok Coach Allister Coetzee has made extensive changes to the Springbok team for Saturday's test against France in Paris.

Cricket coach names a support staff 16 November 2017, 3:20 PM

Proteas cricket coach Ottis Gibson has named a support staff that is all South African.

Dissapointment as France named host of 2023 Rugby World Cup 16 November 2017, 11:16 AM

It was a shock outcome and upset for South Africa, after France was named as host of the 2023 Rugby World Cup after a meeting of the World Rugby Council in London.

South Africa loses bid to host 2023 Rugby World Cup 15 November 2017, 3:44 PM

France has triumphed over South Africa and Ireland for the right to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Hosts and winners in 1995, South Africa were the favourites going into the vote of the World Rugby Council in London this afternoon after the country was named preferred host by the technical committee.

Springboks prepare for second match tour in Europe 13 November 2017, 4:57 PM

South Africa’s national rugby team have started their preparations for their second match in their end of year outgoing tour to Europe, against France in Paris on Saturday.

Big night for Manyonga, Semenya at SA Sports Awards 13 November 2017, 8:29 AM

Athletics world champions Luvo Manyonga and Caster Semeya won big awards at the South African Sports Awards at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park on Sunday night.

Vettel wins as Hamilton roars back to fourth 13 November 2017, 5:48 AM

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel won the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday while newly-crowned four-times world champion Lewis Hamilton produced the drive of the day from last to fourth for champions Mercedes.

Dolphins dominate Cape Cobras in Ram Slam T20 12 November 2017, 8:58 PM

The Dolphins beat the Cape Cobras by 15 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method in their opening match of the Ram Slam T20 Challenge in Centurion.

Brad Binder shines in Moto2 championship 12 November 2017, 6:12 PM

South Africa's Brad Binder claimed a podium position for a third time in succession in the Moto2 championship.

Senegal snatch World Cup berth at Bafana’s expense 10 November 2017, 9:51 PM

Bafana Bafana’s slim hopes of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia were ended with a 2-0 defeat to Senegal at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Friday night. Needing to beat Senegal in Polokwane, and again next Tuesday in Dakar, it was always going to take a small miracle or at least a large […]

Bafana World Cup dream over after 2-0 loss to Senegal 10 November 2017, 9:37 PM

Bafana Bafana’s slim hopes of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia were ended with a 2-0 defeat to Senegal at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Friday night.

Chad Le Clos tipped for 4th FINA win 10 November 2017, 9:23 PM

South Africa's swimming sensation, Chad Le Clos, is on course to win an unprecedented fourth FINA swimming World Cup Series title.

C Town to host 50th FIA World Rallycross Championship 10 November 2017, 8:07 PM

Cape Town is hosting the 50th Anniversary of the FIA World Rallycross Championship this weekend. It's also the first time in the history of the event that it’s held in the Southern Hemisphere.

Ramaphosa wishes Bafana Bafana well in World Cup qualifier 10 November 2017, 4:08 PM

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has wished Bafana Bafana well ahead of their crucial World Cup qualifying match against Senegal in Polokwane on Friday night.

SA to play Egypt in 2017 Cosafa U20 chamionships 9 November 2017, 4:38 PM

The draw for the 2017 Cosafa under 20 football tournament was conducted on Thursday with South Africa being drawn in the same group as Egypt, Mozambique and Mauritius.

Tovey blames private schools for missing the mark 9 November 2017, 4:05 PM

Former Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana defender Neil Tovey has pointed out that the lack of strong football development structures in private schools is to blame for South Africa missing the mark in producing great white defenders.

Khune trains for the first time since injury 8 November 2017, 7:35 PM

Things have improved in the Bafana Bafana camp two days before their must win 2018 World Cup qualifier against Senegal

Bok Women’s Sevens step up Dubai preparations 8 November 2017, 3:42 PM

Springbok Women’s Sevens coach Renfred Dazel said on Wednesday the intensity of their training sessions will increase significantly in the next two weeks as they finalise their preparations for the Women’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series leg in Dubai from November 30 to December 1.

Baxter remains hopeful amid Bafana crisis 8 November 2017, 8:31 AM

Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter has admitted that it has been frustrating that on an eve of an important match he has not been able to start preparations with a complete squad.