Wed Apr 23 16:49:29 SAST 2014

Chiefs in a corner

YET another Kaizer Chiefs fixture was postponed yesterday following confirmation from CAF that Amakhosi would play their Confederation Cup return leg play-off match against Asec Mimosas on Sunday.   41 comments

Queiroz visit fuels Bafana rumour

CARLOS Queiroz is back in SA for the second time this year, likely to further fuel the possibility of his return as Bafana Bafana boss.   10 comments

Bartlett still has hope for survival

IT HAS been backs-to-the-wall stuff for a while now for relegation-haunted Lamontville Golden Arrows, but the players might have woken up to the fact too late.   3 comments

Liverpool set to visit South Africa

AJAX Cape Town are seeking permission from the Premier Soccer League, Safa and CAF to host potential new English champions Liverpool on May 19, officials said yesterday.   2 comments

Furman's Rovers in relegation trouble

BAFANA Bafana midfielder Dean Furman faces the very real prospect that he could be playing third-tier football in England again next season.   0 comments

'Kamanga will outgun De Moor'

PAUL Kamanga will have too many guns for Adam de Moor tonight, says Brian Mitchell.   0 comments

Loan stars giving Aces winning hand

SOME of the key performers in this excellent season for Mpumalanga Black Aces that sees them just a point off fourth place in the closing stages have been players that are only on loan at the club.   1 comments

PSL hits back at Pitso over fixtures

PREMIER Soccer League general manager Derek Blanckensee does not see how the fixture schedule at the end of the season prejudices Mamelodi Sundowns.   11 comments

Manchester City hoping Silva injury not serious

ENGLAND - Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said he hoped the ankle injury sustained by midfielder David Silva was not serious after it overshadowed his side's 3-1 win against West Bromwich Albion.   0 comments

Safa keen to give junior teams a leg up

THE South African Football Association wants to prioritise junior competitions to ensure the country produces quality youngsters to qualify for continental and global tournaments.   0 comments

SA bowlers struggle in IPL

SOUTH Africans loom large on the batting hit parade early in this year's Indian Premier League but are conspicuously low on the bowling charts.   0 comments

Clarkson in race row after calling his pet 'Didier Dogba'

Jeremy Clarkson was accused of racism yesterday for naming his dog Didier Dogba after former Chelsea star Didier Drogba.   6 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.   3 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

'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

Five facts on Pep Guardiola

Five facts on Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola ahead of Wednesday's Champions League semi-final first leg against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.   2 comments

Carlo Ancelotti quotes

Five quotes about Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti ahead of Wednesday's Champions League semi-final first leg against holders Bayern Munich:   0 comments

Ronaldo set to return for Real's Bayern test

World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo looks set to make his comeback from injury for Real Madrid when Bayern Munich visit the Santiago Bernabeu for their Champions League semi-final, first leg on Wednesday.   2 comments

Man United sack manager David Moyes

Current player-coach Ryan Giggs and his former United team-mate Nicky Butt are reportedly set to be placed in caretaker charge for Saturday's home game with Norwich City.   4 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

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

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

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

Five potential David Moyes successors

Manchester United were on the lookout for a new manager after David Moyes was sacked on Tuesday after failing to see out his first season in charge at Old Trafford.   2 comments

Five things that went wrong for Moyes

David Moyes was sacked as Manchester United manager on Tuesday, less than a year after being appointed as the successor to Alex Ferguson.   15 comments

City beat Baggies to close on Liverpool

Manchester City narrowed the gap to Premier League leaders Liverpool to six points with a comfortable 3-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion at Eastlands on Monday.   0 comments

Malaga beats Villarreal, moves mid-table in Spain

Malaga's stout defense limited Villarreal to just one shot on goal, even after the hosts went down to 10 men for the final 15 minutes when Nordin Amrabat was shown a direct red for vehemently protesting to the referee.   0 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

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.   6 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

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

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

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

Doping notice failures bring Davis one-year ban

Former world indoor and outdoor triple jump champion Walter Davis was issued a one-year ban Monday by an arbitrator for repeatedly failing to file his location with anti-doping officials.   0 comments

Hougaard back in favoured No 9 spot

THE knee injury to Piet van Zyl, which has ruled him out of action for at least two weeks, may be a blessing in disguise for the Bulls.   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

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

Caster Semenya to receive bronze Order of Ikhamanga

No fewer than 54 people will receive national orders from President Jacob Zuma later this month, the presidency said on Wednesday.   0 comments

Schumacher sued for 'motorbike crash'

Schumacher is accused of knocking the motorcyclist off his bike after failing to give way at a roundabout in Bormujos near Seville.   5 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

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