Undercooked Kvitova bows out after ‘painful’ defeat

18 January 2022, 7:04 AM
Twice former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova said she was unsurprised at bowing out of the Australian Open in the opening round on Tuesday after a difficult month Down Under.
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Ball-tamperer Bancroft cleared to play club cricket 15 May 2018, 7:02 AM

Cameron Bancroft has been cleared to play club cricket in Western Australia while serving his ban for ball-tampering in South Africa, as he looks for redemption over a scandal that tarnished his name.

Australia warns missing African athletes to comply with visas 15 May 2018, 6:39 AM

Australia's Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton said on Tuesday that a group of African athletes who went missing during the Commonwealth Games must give themselves up or face being deported.

Sundowns player Percy Tau.
Sundowns striker Tau itching for Barca test 15 May 2018, 6:10 AM

Mamelodi Sundowns‘ in-form attacker Percy Tau says he’s relishing a chance to test his innate football abilities against the world’s finest. The Brazilians  who are Absa Premiership Champions will face La Liga champions Barcelona in a clash dubbed ‘Champions vs Champion’ at the FNB Stadium on Wednesday evening. The two champions will meet in Nelson […]

Neymar headlines Brazil’s World Cup team 14 May 2018, 9:35 PM

Striker Neymar, who hasn’t played a game since breaking his foot in February, was named Monday as the star of the Brazilian national team which will seek a record sixth World Cup out in Russia. Coach Tite announced the team list at a press conference in Rio de Janeiro. Neymar’s returning form will be a […]

Buffon press conference Thursday as retirement looms 14 May 2018, 8:55 PM

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will hold a press conference on Thursday morning,

Thomas Tuchel named new coach of PSG 14 May 2018, 7:23 PM

Thomas Tuchel has been appointed as the new coach of Paris Saint-Germain on a two-year deal, the French champions confirmed on Monday. The 44-year-old German has agreed to succeed Unai Emery, who will leave after the final game of the French season this weekend. “It is with much joy, pride and ambition that I am […]

Mosimane to use Barca match to test tactics 14 May 2018, 4:10 PM

Mamelodi Sundowns Coach Pitso "Jingles" Mosimane says they will use the much-anticipated clash against Spanish title-winners Barcelona to test their tactical acumen.

City, Salah break records as Liverpool take top-four spot 14 May 2018, 6:20 AM

Records fell on the final day of the Premier League season on Sunday as Manchester City beat Southampton 1-0 to become the first team to reach 100 points and Mohamed Salah established a new Premier League goalscoring mark as Liverpool clinched a top-four spot.

Jaguars make solid start in 2018 Brutal Fruit Netball 13 May 2018, 8:42 PM

The Jaguars made a solid start to their title defense in the first weekend of action in the 2018 Brutal Fruit Netball Premier League.

All Blacks prop Moody cops two-match ban 13 May 2018, 4:03 PM

All Blacks prop Joe Moody was Sunday banned for two weeks for a blow to the head of NSW Waratahs midfielder Kurtley Beale, leaving him free to play in next month's Test series against France.

Mosimane says he has surpassed his domestic football expectations 13 May 2018, 11:56 AM

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso "Jingles" Mosimane says he has surpassed his expectations in the domestic football.

Maritzburg United coach proud for KZN teams’ performance 13 May 2018, 10:00 AM

Maritzburg United head coach, Fadlu Davids says he is extremely proud that all three KwaZulu-Natal teams have qualified for top eight finishes in the Absa Premiership 2017/18 season.

Russia hosts World Cup in heat of battle with West 13 May 2018, 7:11 AM

The World Cup kicks off in Russia in a month’s time with the hosts at loggerheads with the West and intent on using the football showpiece to trumpet their superpower status. Russia was a controversial choice when it was handed the rights to the world’s most watched event in a 2010 vote now tainted by […]

Football fans react to Hamburg SV’s relegation from European league 12 May 2018, 9:44 PM

Former European champions Hamburg SV were relegated for the first time on Saturday, their fans throwing flares on to the pitch as their team's record uninterrupted top-flight run since the Bundesliga began in 1963 came to a controversial end.

Sundowns crowned 2017/18 ABSA PLS champions 12 May 2018, 9:41 PM

Mamelodi Sundowns were officially crowned 2017/2018 ABSA Premiership champions after playing to a goalless draw against Bloemfontein Celtic at the Dr Petrus Molema Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Manyonga produces world leading jump and snatches gold 12 May 2018, 8:51 PM

South Africa’s Luvo Manyonga claimed victory in men’s long jump at the Shanghai leg of the IAAF’s Diamond League Series. The South African produced a world leading jump of 8.56 meters. Manyonga, led the efforts of the four-member South African contingent on a damp, humid evening in Shanghai. The reigning world champion, has his sight […]

Tiger fires 65, best round of year, to rise at Players 12 May 2018, 8:30 PM

Tiger Woods fired his lowest career round at TPC Sawgrass, and his best score of the year, with a seven-under par 65 Saturday to share the early clubhouse lead at the Players Championship. The 14-time major champion took advantage of continuing hot and humid conditions to match Jordan Spieth on eight-under par after 54 holes. […]

SA’s first female boxing promoter laid to rest 12 May 2018, 6:01 PM

The first female boxing promoter in the country, Gladys "Noforty" Tsenene has been buried in Motherwell in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape.

Highlanders beat Lions 39-27 12 May 2018, 3:25 PM

In Superrugby the Highlanders beat the Lions 39-27 in Dunedin New Zealand.

Ferdinand admits to placing club above country at major finals 12 May 2018, 2:53 PM

Former England star Rio Ferdinand’s confession that he placed club above country when he played at two World Cup finals will be one present England manager Gareth Southgate hopes to avoid in Russia. The 39-year-old former central defender won 81 caps for England from 1997-2011, most of them while at Manchester United. He told The […]

Crusaders go top with stunning comeback, Sunwolves bag historic win 12 May 2018, 11:46 AM

The Canterbury Crusaders regained the Super Rugby lead with a powerful rally to go from four tries down to beat the NSW Waratahs 31-29 while the Sunwolves stunned the Queensland Reds to record their first win on Saturday.

SA Women cricket wash victory over Bangladesh 11 May 2018, 8:45 PM

South Africa's Women cricketers further enforced their dominance over Bangladesh with another crushing victory at the Kimberley Diamond Oval in the Northern Cape.

Chippa determined to win match against Polokwane City 11 May 2018, 6:09 PM

Chippa United coach, Vladislav Heric, described his side's Absa Premiership match against Polokwane City, in Polokwane tomorrow afternoon as a must-win.

Limpopo still to approve budget for Cosafa Cup 10 May 2018, 4:40 PM

The Limpopo government has not yet approved its budget for the upcoming 2018 Council of South African Football (Cosafa) Cup.

England recall Cipriani for South Africa tour 10 May 2018, 11:23 AM

Danny Cipriani's three years in the England wilderness came to an end when he was recalled by coach Eddie Jones on Thursday for next month's tour of South Africa.

Simeone says Atletico focused on final, not Griezmann speculation 10 May 2018, 8:06 AM

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone said on Wednesday (May 9) he is only focused on the matches the team has left, not the future of French striker Antoine Griezmann.

Djokovic will get back to his best, insists Nadal 9 May 2018, 9:50 PM

Rafael Nadal is sure Novak Djokovic will return to the highest level in tennis despite the Serb crashing out of the Madrid Open on Wednesday after defeat to Britain’s Kyle Edmund. Nadal’s defence of his title began in comfortable fashion as he coasted to a 6-3, 6-1 win over France’s Gael Monfils. But Djokovic endured […]

Former Man United manager Ferguson out of intensive care – club 9 May 2018, 9:43 PM

Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is out of intensive care after undergoing emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage, the Premier League club said on Wednesday. Ferguson, the most successful manager in Manchester United’s history, had surgery on Saturday. “Sir Alex no longer needs intensive care and will continue rehabilitation as an inpatient,” United said […]

Will Tunisia replicate their qualifying form in the World Cup? 9 May 2018, 5:05 PM

Returning to the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia, Tunisia will be trying to survive group stages for the first time in the competition history.

Almost three decades of barren for Egypt 9 May 2018, 4:06 PM

As they make their third World Cup appearance in June in Russia, Egypt will look to survive group stages for the first time in history.