Tokyo Games likely to be pared down, says JOC chief

14 July 2020, 8:40 PM
The rearranged Tokyo Olympics are likely to be a pared-down version of recent editions of the four-yearly Games, Japanese Olympic Committee chairman Yasuhiro Yamashita said on Tuesday.
Daryl Impey
More Tour de France joy for Impey with stage win 15 July 2019, 5:55 AM

South African Daryl Impey added an individual stage win to his Tour de France happy memories when he prevailed at the end of a long breakaway from St Etienne on Sunday.

Mahrez stunner sends Algeria into Africa Cup of Nations final 15 July 2019, 5:36 AM

Riyad Mahrez rifled in a stoppage-time free-kick to earn Algeria a dramatic 2-1 victory over three-time champions Nigeria on Sunday and set up a rematch with Senegal in the Africa Cup of Nations final.

Proteas beat Jamaica in an end to end Netball World Cup match 14 July 2019, 9:28 PM

South Africa beat Jamaica by 55 goals to 52 in the ongoing Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England.

Taniela Tupou
Wallabies’ Tupou unharmed after Joburg robbery 14 July 2019, 9:19 PM

Australia prop Taniela Tupou suffered no major injuries after having his mobile phone snatched out of his hand in a robbery outside the team hotel in Johannesburg’s upmarket Sandton district on Saturday evening.

Dylan Bronn
Senegal reach Cup of Nations final as own goal sinks Tunisia 14 July 2019, 9:09 PM

Senegal reached the Africa Cup of Nations final for the second time with a Dylan Bronn own goal giving them a 1-0 win over Tunisia on Sunday in a tense last-four duel in Cairo.

Run Out
England secure 2019 Cricket World Cup in dramatic fashion 14 July 2019, 8:51 PM

England are the winners of the 2019 Cricket World Cup after defeating New Zealand in dramatic fashion in the final at Lord's in London.

Djokovic beats Federer to win fifth Wimbledon title in longest ever final 14 July 2019, 8:32 PM

Defending Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic claimed his fifth Wimbledon title on Sunday beating eight-time champion Roger Federer

Hamilton wins record sixth British GP, extends F1 lead 14 July 2019, 6:44 PM

Lewis Hamilton made the most of a favourable safety car intervention on Sunday to claim a record sixth British Grand Prix victory at a packed Silverstone.

England’s Plunkett strikes twice to rock New Zealand in World Cup final 14 July 2019, 3:46 PM

Liam Plunkett struck twice to put England on top in the World Cup final against New Zealand at Lord's on Sunday, taking the prized wicket of Kane Williamson before bowling the established Henry Nicholls.

‘Stars align’ as Federer seeks to break Djokovic spell in Wimbledon final 14 July 2019, 1:13 PM

Eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer believes the "stars have aligned" as he attempts to become the oldest Grand Slam winner of modern times in Sunday's final against Novak Djokovic.

Serena to fight for equality until ‘the grave’ 14 July 2019, 12:54 PM

Beaten Wimbledon finalist Serena Williams has said she has no plans to give up fighting for equality to focus solely on her tennis.

New Zealand win toss and bat against England in Cricket World Cup final 14 July 2019, 11:42 AM

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and decided to bat against England in the World Cup final at an overcast Lord's on Sunday.

Equality is my cause: Serena puts legend King in her place 14 July 2019, 8:15 AM

Serena Williams delivered a stinging rebuke to fellow tennis legend Billie Jean King who said she should focus on tennis and stop behaving like a celebrity and fighting for equality.

Vargas outpoints Kameda to retain WBC crown 14 July 2019, 6:43 AM

Mexico's Rey Vargas successfully defended his WBC super bantamweight crown on Saturday, defeating Japan's Tomoki Kameda by unanimous decision.

Kane Williamson
Williamson optimistic ahead of cricket final 13 July 2019, 7:46 PM

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has no problem that hosts England have been branded favourites for Sunday's (July 14) Cricket World Cup final but says anything is possible.

Bafana Bafana
Bafana receive luke-warm reception after Afcon showing 13 July 2019, 4:44 PM

Bafana Bafana returns to South Africa following their quarter-final defeat to Nigeria at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Halep eases past Williams to secure Wimbledon victory 13 July 2019, 4:18 PM

Simona Halep torpedoed Serena Williams's latest bid to capture a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam on Saturday when she stormed to a sensational victory in a 56-minute Wimbledon final.

More fans fly in to boost Algeria 13 July 2019, 3:33 PM

Algeria's hopes of reaching the Africa Cup of Nations final will be boosted by the arrival of another 2,000 fans in time for Sunday's semi-final against Nigeria in Cairo.

Calm before the storm? Halep stands between Serena and Court landmark 13 July 2019, 12:13 PM

Serena Williams's place among the legends of tennis is assured but her mission will not be accomplished unless she at least equals Margaret Court's record haul of 24 Grand Slam singles titles.

Nigeria only Cup of Nations hopefuls with positive semi-finals record 13 July 2019, 10:03 AM

Nigeria are the only 2019 Africa Cup of Nations semi-finalists in Egypt who boast a positive record in the penultimate stage of the competition.

Chinese divers plunder 10-metre synchro world title 13 July 2019, 9:20 AM

China's teenage diving sensation Lian Junjie helped retain the mixed 10-metre synchro world crown by partnering Si Yajie to a crushing victory in Saturday's final in Gwangju. 

Serena Williams to play against Simona Halep in Wimbledon final 13 July 2019, 7:33 AM

Serena Williams's place among the legends of tennis is assured but her mission will not be accomplished unless she at least equals Margaret Court's record haul of 24 Grand Slam singles titles.

Erik van Rooyen
SA’s Van Rooyen joint leader at Scottish Open tournament 12 July 2019, 9:32 PM

South Africa's Eric van Rooyen is the joint leader in the clubhouse in the second round of the Scottish Open golf tournament at the Renaissance Club in North Berwick.

Roger Federer
Vintage Federer holds off Nadal to reach Wimbledon final 12 July 2019, 8:54 PM

A vintage display by Roger Federer took him past Rafael Nadal into the Wimbledon final in an eagerly-anticipated first grass court duel between the great rivals for 11 years on Friday.

Benni happy with pre-season run out against Highlands Park 12 July 2019, 8:04 PM

Cape Town City FC continue their pre-season training ahead of the 2019/20 Absa Premiership. On Friday, City played a training match against fellow PSL side Highlands Park, who have spent the week in camp in the Cape.

Lions expecting tough Currie Cup opener against Pumas in shortened format 12 July 2019, 7:17 PM

The 2019 Currie Cup season officially get underway tonight in Durban. The Sharks host the Griquas at 7pm with the clash of the weekend down in Cape Town where Western Province will welcome the Blue Bulls in the North vs South derby on Saturday at 5pm.

Chad le Clos
FINA World Aquatics Championships under way 12 July 2019, 6:06 PM

Friday marked the opening day of the 18th FINA World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.

Akpeyi only PSL player left at AFCON 12 July 2019, 5:30 PM

Just like it was at the case at the FIFA World Cup in Russia last year, Kaizer Chiefs and Nigerian international goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi will be the only Premier Soccer League player at the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) semi-finals on Sunday.

Marais Erasmus
South African umpire Erasmus selected for Cricket World Cup Final 12 July 2019, 4:23 PM

South Africa will be represented in Sunday's ICC Cricket World Cup final at Lords in London.

SA netball squad brimming with confidence ahead of World Cup 12 July 2019, 4:18 PM

South African netball player Shadine Van Der Merwe says that the Proteas are not going to the Netball World Cup for a holiday.