Fri Apr 18 20:15:00 SAST 2014

Igesund accusers to be punished

Action is to be taken against those who accused Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund of trying to influence players to ask for excessive bonuses.   1 comments

Chiefs and Sundowns collect crucial points

KAIZER Chiefs overcame another testing hurdle in the closing straight of the championship chase to beat Polokwane City 2-0 last night and keep in touch with leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.   7 comments

Arrows now fly towards deregulation

THE death knell sounded for Lamontville Golden Arrows after the Premiership log tail-enders were held 1-1 by Bloemfontein Celtic in an Absa Premiership at King Zwelithini Stadium last night.   0 comments

Majoro fit again after car crash

LEHLOHONOLO Majoro is in line to return for Orlando Pirates after his recent car accident, having been given the medical all-clear, said coach Vladimir Vermezovic.   1 comments

Stars a bit brighter over playoff

FREE State Stars edged University of Pretoria 1-0 in an Absa Premiership match at Charles Mopeli Stadium last night, with Moeketsi Sekola scoring the only goal.   0 comments

Cricket comes to the township

BIG cricket will return to the townships next summer when England's second string, the Lions, tour South Africa.   0 comments


Who's on top and who's not?   0 comments

Mokotjo vs Serero in final

TWO Bafana Bafana players go head-to-head in a boost for South African football on Sunday when Thulani Serero's Ajax Amsterdam take on PEC Zwolle, with Kamohelo Mokotjo at the heart of their midfield, in the Dutch Cup final.   0 comments

Niang riddle at Bucs game

MAME Niang's appearance in the stands at Orlando Stadium on Tuesday night had the rumour mill in overdrive as speculation over a possible move to Orlando Pirates next season immediately began to filter through the stands.   4 comments

Mahlangu tipped for comeback

MAY Mahlangu will make his comeback to football tonight after nine months on the sidelines if he turns out for new Swedish side IFK Goteborg, as expected.   0 comments

Best performance by far - Roger de Sa

ROGER de Sa says Ajax Cape Town's 2-0 victory over SuperSport United on Tuesday was the best performance from the side since he took over the reins two months ago.   0 comments

Stakes are high for Fana

MZONKE Fana cannot afford to lose his World Boxing Association (WBA) Pan African junior lightweight title against Themba Tshicila in Qumbu, Eastern Cape, on April 26, promoter S'Phatho Handi has warned.   1 comments

Radebe supports calls for change

BELEAGUERED Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund is staring down the barrel of a loaded gun and will know today if Safa will show him the door or hand him a stay of execution.   0 comments

Stakes are high for Fana

MZONKE Fana cannot afford to lose his World Boxing Association (WBA) Pan African junior lightweight title against Themba Tshicila in Qumbu, Eastern Cape, on April 26, promoter S'Phatho Handi has warned.   1 comments

Fourie a final test for Jako

TRAINER Themba Zulu has given his charge, Luyanda Jako, an ultimatum: sink or swim.   1 comments

Winning start to life in the pro ranks for Bronx Gym trio

THERE were impressive wins for three of the five debutants boxers who made their professional debuts at the weekend's tournament at Gold Reef City Casino in Johannesburg.   0 comments

Tried and tested

EVEN the best boxers in the world cannot fight super fights every time.   0 comments

Nahr big ticket for Van Heerden

The left-hander from Meyerton, who is based in California, said he would square off against Raymond Narh over 10 rounds at Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, on April 16.   0 comments

Vetyeka has to give up IBO belt

UNEXPECTED pressure from the hierarchy of the IBO has forced Simphiwe "V12" Vetyeka to vacate the featherweight title, his manager Andile Sdinile has announced.   3 comments

BSA leaves door open for Mashiya

BOXING SA has always left its doors open to any boxing sanctioning body, as long as its activities advance the interests of South African boxing, acting chief Loyiso Mtya said yesterday.   1 comments

'Pac-man' finally gets his revenge

LAS VEGAS - Manny Pacquiao avenged a polarising loss to Timothy Bradley and regained the World Boxing Organisation welterweight world title yesterday morning with a unanimous 12-round decision over the previously unbeaten American.   0 comments

Foreign rival for forgotten champ

UNDER-appreciated South African middleweight champion Christopher Buthelezi will finally be involved in his second non-title international bout in Durban on June 16, promoter Thulani Magudulela has confirmed.   1 comments

Give it up, BSA tells Mokoena

He was reacting to the boxer's scary second-round knockout loss to Dowayne Combrink at Emperors Palace on Tuesday night.   0 comments

Vilakazi hoping to impress Brondby

INFLUENTIAL Bidvest Wits captain Sibusiso Vilakazi has a burning desire to impress in Denmark and follow in the footsteps of Sibusiso Zuma.   1 comments

Boxing back on TV

LIVE boxing is back on the small screen, therefore all stakeholders, including the authorities, must prepare for a brighter future, according to Boxing SA acting chairperson Ntambi Ravele.   0 comments

Bucs' late goal sinks United

MOZAMBICAN striker Helder Pelembe provided late relief for Orlando Pirates as he scored with just three minutes left to ensure a 1-0 win over Maritzburg United in an Absa Premiership match here last night.   28 comments

At 70, 'The Dog' is still barking

MPUMALANGA Black Aces coach Clive Barker turns 70 in two months and is scheduled for a knee operation at the end of the season.   3 comments

Why Russian trip is big for Mabuza

BATTLE-MARKED former SA, WBA Pan African, IBF Inter-Continental and IBO junior welterweight champion, Kaizer "The Animal" Mabuza, continues to fight despite being clearly past his sell-by date.   0 comments

Hunt for treble

BIDVEST Wits coach Gavin Hunt is no one's idea of a football romantic, but following yesterday's Nedbank Cup semifinal draw, the Clever Boys mentor spoke openly about his pursuit of a personal milestone.   3 comments

Baxter's fingers crossed for Musona

KAIZER Chiefs say top striker Knowledge Musona is probably going to be in the reckoning to play in tomorrow's key league clash away at Polokwane City as the champions seek to stay in the title race.   7 comments

Ba shines brightest among African stars

SENEGALESE Demba Ba rescued Chelsea for the second time in five days when he scored the winner in Sunday's English Premier League clash at Swansea.   0 comments

Gunners reload for West Ham visit

THOMAS Vermaelen insists Arsenal will shake off the draining effects of their marathon FA Cup semifinal win over Wigan in time to revive their bid for a top-four finish in the Premier League.   0 comments

Wits dump Celtic out

GAVIN Hunt is on the verge of a third successive Nedbank Cup final after his Bidvest Wits side powered to the last four of the competition following a 2-1 win over Bloemfontein Celtic in Botshabelo yesterday.   0 comments

Serero shines for Ajax Amsterdam

BAFANA Bafana star Thulani Serero scored a stunning goal for Ajax Amsterdam yesterday as his Dutch club waited to celebrate their fourth successive league title.   0 comments

Crunch time for stars in Europe

AT THIS stage of the season every win is vital. But for some South African players overseas, the points are precious in their various ambitions of winning their division, qualifying for Europe or fighting survival.   0 comments

Goalies lead from the back

IT'S the present against the future: two of the country's best goalkeepers Itumeleng Khune and Ronwen Williams on opposite ends when Kaizer Chiefs and SuperSport United clash in the quarterfinals of the Nedbank Cup tomorrow.   0 comments

Bayern form a Real worry for Pep

BERLIN - Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has sounded the alarm bells ahead of next week's Champions League semifinal at Real Madrid after back-to-back defeats in the Bundesliga.   0 comments

Serero set for Ajax windfall

THULANI Serero stands to make a personal bounty of more than R4-million when his Dutch club Ajax Amsterdam win the Dutch league as expected by the end of the month.   0 comments

NFD matches can fill void in Mother City

CAPE Town fans will likely have to turn their attention to the National First Division for the remainder of the season after the last top-flight game was played in the city more than a month before the scheduled end of the campaign.   0 comments

Asec expect to be better travellers against Chiefs

KAIZER Chiefs' weekend opponents Asec Mimosas needed a scolding from the deputy chairman of the club at half time to salvage a point in their last match before they travel to Johannesburg this week.   0 comments

No approach for Manyisa

ORLANDO Pirates say they have had no formal enquiry from Egypt about the sale of Oupa Manyisa despite weekend reports from Al Ahly claiming they were in contact with the club.   3 comments

City count cost of defeat

LONG considered favourites in an absorbing Premier League title race, Manchester City no longer have control over their destiny and must also sweat on the fitness of Yaya Toure and Vincent Kompany for the closing weeks of their campaign.   0 comments

Leopards see weekend loss as minor blip

BLACK Leopards remain confident of getting a second-place finish to feature in the National First Division promotion play-offs.   0 comments

Chippa close in on the title

CHIPPA United are almost certainly back in the Premier Soccer League after their closest challengers Black Leopards suffered a surprise setback on Saturday night and can now no longer catch them.   1 comments

Praise for Indian Super League

MUMBAI - Leading Spanish club Atletico Madrid and former cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly are among the owners of eight franchises of a new Indian Soccer League set to kick off later this year, organisers said yesterday.   0 comments

Confed Cup a distraction for Chiefs

KAIZER Chiefs participate in the African Confederation Cup this weekend in a competition which they patently could do without.   0 comments

How the last 8 stack up

THE Nedbank Cup quarterfinal draw has thrown giants of the local game together in some massive matches that will define the season for some of the teams involved.   3 comments

Injury poser for Downs

MAMELODI Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane gave an exhibition on dodging questions on his team's injuries that would have made a ninja proud ahead of his side's Nedbank Cup quarterfinal against Orlando Pirates tomorrow.   0 comments

Stormers boosted in mental battle

THE Stormers have not only been working on the mechanics of their game since returning to their Bellville training base on Monday, but also the mental aspect as they attempt to salvage something from the campaign.   0 comments

Makhete takes to new sport like a champion

TSHEPANG Makhete, runner-up to 19-time SA hammer throw titleholder Chris Harmse at the weekend, picked up the technique in a matter of weeks.   0 comments

Kipsang triumphs in London

LONDON - World record holder Wilson Kipsang won the men's London Marathon in a course record of 2hrs:04min:29sec yesterday as Britain's Mo Farah found life tough on his debut over the distance.   0 comments

Honouring the neglected part of South African history

We take time to recall the strides we have made in sport and recreation transformation in South Africa.   1 comments

Steyn world's best, according to Wisden

DALE Steyn has joined an exclusive club by being named "Leading Cricketer in the World" for last year in the 2014 edition of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, which was published yesterday.   0 comments

Stephanie Rice retires from swimming

Triple Olympic champion Stephanie Rice officially retired from competitive swimming on Wednesday.   0 comments

Le Clos wins but without shine

The Olympic gold medallist edged out a strong field in a time of one minute, 48.43 seconds (1:48.43), a hundredth of a second outside the 1:48.42 required time at the Kings Park Aquatics Centre.   0 comments

SA gymnasts hold their breath

After the weekend’s African Gymnastics championships which was held at the Indoor Sports Centre of the University of Pretoria and was sponsored by Algrodex, several gymnasts are hopeful that they will be included in the 2014 Commonwelath Games team which takes place in Glasgow in July and in the team for the Youth Olympics which takes place a month later in Nanjing, China.   0 comments

'We got it all wrong'

FAF du Plessis and Russell Domingo will have had more than 60 hours to think about what went wrong in their World T20 campaign by the time they ease their tired bodies off a plane at OR Tambo International this morning.   2 comments

Premier league for netball

NETBALL in South Africa took a leap forward yesterday with the launch of the Netball Premier League - the first semi-professional league in Africa.   0 comments

Armstrong provides names in written testimony

Lance Armstrong has given sworn testimony naming several people he says knew about his performance-enhancing drug use, insisting he didn't pay anyone or any organization to keep his doping secret.   0 comments

FFA dismiss Abba's racial abuse claims

The FFA said there was a lack of evidence to discipline Western Sydney's Brendon Santalab, who Sydney FC's Abbas alleged had insulted his race, culture and religion during a match on March 8.   0 comments

Showjumping not just a white sport

Show jumping is a sport not usually associated with black people however young rider Vincent Lebogang Moemise is fast dispelling that notion.   0 comments

Pele's hair turned into diamonds for superfans

The man many regard as the sport's best player of all time presented the ultimate superfan souvenir in Sao Paulo ahead of the World Cup that Brazil will host in two months.   3 comments

Srinivasan won't budge, despite being given out

ADMINISTRATORS who thought a court order would rid the game, at least temporarily, of Narayana-swami Srinivasan would have been disappointed that he attended an International Cricket Council board meeting in Dubai yesterday.   0 comments

Without Tiger, The Masters has an open look

One after another, some of the world's best players and favorites to win the Masters trudged up the hill on the opening hole to start their practice rounds.   0 comments

New Mini hits the road for Brazil and the FIFA World Cup

Described as the company's homage to the beautiful game, the special edition Paceman GoalCooper will either draw overwhelming support from legions of soccer fans or score a massive own goal.   1 comments

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