Wayde van Niekerk, Chad le Clos part of SA Olympic squad

24 June 2021, 10:00 PM
The SA team was announced on SABC's new 24-hour Sports Channel, which was launched on Thursday night.
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Match Preview: Austria fancy first-ever Euro win against North Macedonia 13 June 2021, 4:03 PM

Qualifying for his first major international tournament is a fitting reward for North Macedonian forward Goran Pandev, the Balkan nation's coach Igor Angelovski said ahead of their Euro 2020 Group C clash with Austria on Sunday.

Match Preview: Reaching every final a tall order for Croatia, says Modric 13 June 2021, 1:15 PM

Croatia punched above their weight to finish as the 2018 World Cup runners-up and should not be expected to go all the way in every tournament, captain Luka Modric said ahead of their Euro 2020 Group D opener against England on Sunday.

Sekhukhune FC’s promotion to DSTV Premiership League expected to boost tourism 13 June 2021, 1:01 PM

Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha has praised Sekhukhune United Football Club (Sekhukhune FC) for gaining automatic promotion to the DSTV Premiership League.

Eriksen’s former cardiologist says he had no history of heart concerns 13 June 2021, 9:00 AM

Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, who was hospitalised after collapsing during his side's Euro 2020 opener against Finland on Saturday, had no prior heart issues during his time with Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur, his former cardiologist said.

Belgium beat Russia in comfortable start to Euro 2020 12 June 2021, 11:42 PM

Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Belgium confirmed their status as one of the favourites for Euro 2020 with a confident 3-0 victory over Russia on Saturday.

Debutants Finland beat Denmark but game overshadowed by Eriksen collapse 12 June 2021, 10:00 PM

Finland claimed a shock 1-0 Euro 2020 victory over Denmark in their first major tournament appearance on Saturday, but the match was overshadowed by Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen requiring emergency medical treatment on the pitch.

Denmark’s Eriksen ‘awake’ after collapsing during Euro 2020 match 12 June 2021, 9:44 PM

Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen was conscious in hospital on Saturday, soccer officials said, after collapsing during his side's Euro 2020 opening match with Finland and being given CPR on the pitch.

Match Preview: Psychic cat picks Belgium over Russia in upcoming Euro soccer match 12 June 2021, 8:30 PM

Achilles, fresh from predicting Italy's win over Turkey in Friday's  opening match, did not hesitate and quickly opted for Belgium, leaving the meal on the Russian side intact.

Denmark vs Finland Euro 2020 match suspended after Christian Eriksen collapses 12 June 2021, 7:35 PM

The Denmark v Finland Euro 2020 match was suspended after midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed and received CPR from medical doctors.

Petkovic rues Swiss wastefulness in Wales draw 12 June 2021, 5:30 PM

Switzerland must be more clinical in their remaining matches, coach Vladimir Petkovic said after his side were held to a 1-1 draw by Wales despite firing in twice as many shots as their opponents in their Euros opener on Saturday.

I’ll remember this forever, says Djokovic after toppling Nadal in Paris 12 June 2021, 4:26 PM

World number one Novak Djokovic said his win over Rafa Nadal in Friday's epic French Open semi-final was one of the top three matches he had played and he would remember it forever.

Match Preview: Danes relishing ‘dark horse’ tag ahead of Finland Euro clash 12 June 2021, 3:41 PM

Denmark are relishing their status as Euro 2020 dark horses ahead of their opening Group B clash with Finland on Saturday, the first of three home games at the Parken Stadium for the Danes.

Court upholds judgment awarding Sekhukhune United three points and three goals 12 June 2021, 2:18 PM

Judgement has been handed in the much-anticipated GladAfrica Championship promotion case involving Sekhukhune United, Polokwane City and Royal AM, at the Johannesburg High Court on Saturday.

Match Preview: Wales have 26 ‘fully fit’ players for Euros including Ramsey 12 June 2021, 1:15 PM

Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey is "fully fit and raring to go" for Saturday's European Championship Group A opener against Switzerland in Baku, interim coach Robert Page said on Friday.

France are in ‘group of death’ at Euros, says Ben Yedder 12 June 2021, 12:45 PM

France striker Wissam Ben Yedder said the reigning world champions are in the toughest group at the European Championship and that they must make a strong start to their campaign against Germany in Tuesday's opener.

SA in commanding position in first cricket test against West Indies 12 June 2021, 10:27 AM

South Africa are still in a commanding position in the first cricket test against the West Indies in Saint Lucia.

Djokovic topples Nadal in French Open semi-final classic 12 June 2021, 12:26 AM

Novak Djokovic came from a set down in a spellbinding French Open semi-final to inflict only a third ever defeat on the Parisian clay for Rafa Nadal, moving through 3-6 6-3 7-6 (4) 6-2 in front of raucous crowd on Friday.

Italy set the Euro 2020 stage with 3-0 win over Turkey 11 June 2021, 11:25 PM

Italy kicked off the European Championship with a convincing 3-0 victory over Turkey in Group A at the Olympic Stadium on Friday with Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne on target.

Pukki set to start against Denmark as Finns feel football fever 11 June 2021, 7:12 PM

Striker Teemo Pukki raised the fever of Finnish fans a notch by declaring has himself fit to lead the line against Denmark in their opening Euro 2020 Group B clash at the Parken Stadium on Saturday.

Tsitsipas overcomes Zverev fightback to reach first major final 11 June 2021, 7:02 PM

Greek fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas staved off a fightback from German Alexander Zverev to win 6-3 6-3 4-6 4-6 6-3 in a scintillating French Open clash on Friday and book a maiden Grand Slam final spot.

Rugby
Highlanders, Hurricanes advance to Super Rugby Trans-Tasman finals 11 June 2021, 4:46 PM

The Highlanders and Hurricanes have played themselves into finals contention in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman tournament with comprehensive bonus point victories.

UK PM Johnson expresses support for Tokyo Olympics 11 June 2021, 3:32 PM

British PrimeMinister Boris Johnson on Friday expressed support for the Tokyo Olympics at a meeting with Japan's Yoshihide Suga and welcomed efforts to ensure the Games can take place safely, his Downing Street office said.

Highlanders, Hurricanes face nervous wait for Super final destiny 11 June 2021, 2:17 PM

The Otago Highlanders thumped the ACT Brumbies 33-12 in Canberra on Friday to boost their chance of making the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final after the Wellington Hurricanes kept their slim hopes alive with a record win over the Queensland Reds.

De Bruyne doubtful for Belgium’s Euro 2020 opening match 11 June 2021, 1:15 PM

Belgium are not counting on Kevin De Bruyne being ready to play in their first European Championship group game against Russia in St Petersburg on Saturday, coach Roberto Martinez said on Monday.

Match Preview: Turkey ready for tough Euro opening test against Italy 11 June 2021, 1:13 PM

Turkey continued their training preparations on the eve of their Euro 2020 opener against Italy in Rome. Turkey face Italy, Wales and Switzerland in Group A at the June 11-July 11 tournament and are led by captain Burak Yilmaz who played a key role in Lille winning their first French Ligue 1 title in 10 years this season. On […]

Jasper Wiese’s star on the rise as Springboks sweat on Vermeulen 11 June 2021, 12:31 PM

South Africa face an anxious wait over the fitness of powerful number eight Duane Vermeulen following his ankle surgery this week, but could have a ready-made replacement in uncapped Leicester Tigers back rower Jasper Wiese.

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SA Rugby seek to allay Lions fears after Rainbow Cup match cancelled 11 June 2021, 11:51 AM

South Africa's Lions franchise have been forced to cancel their final fixture in the Rainbow Cup due to COVID-19 infections in their squad, just three weeks before they host the British & Irish Lions in Johannesburg.

Lions vs Stormers match cancelled 11 June 2021, 11:06 AM

Saturday's PRO14 Rainbow Cup SA match between the Lions and the Stormers at the Cape Town Stadium, has been cancelled after some members of the Lions squad tested positive for the virus.

Tokyo tickets on the line in Adelaide swim-off 11 June 2021, 10:47 AM

Australia's top swimmers are gearing up for an Olympics like no other in Tokyo next month, but first they have to secure their spots on the team at this week's highly competitive trials.

Sascoc unveils official kit for team SA ahead of Tokyo Olympic Games 11 June 2021, 8:31 AM

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) has unveiled the official kit for Team South Africa ahead of the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games in Japan.