10:19 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, April 17, 2014
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has blamed the hangover from defeat by Liverpool at the weekend for his side's damaging 2-2 draw at home to the Premier League's bottom club Sunderland on Wednesday night.
City needed to win the first of their two games in hand on Liverpool to keep the pressure on the league leaders and second-placed Chelsea.
However, the draw with Sunderland, in which they needed a late equalis... read more
11:37 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The SWD captain, Ross McMillan, who was the top run scorer in the Cricket South Africa Twenty20 competition the past season and SWD's top performer both as batsman and bowler in the CSA One Day Competition was awarded with the Standard Bank trophy as player of the season during the SWD Cricket Board Annual Awards function that was held recently at the Surval Boutique Olive Estate near Oudtshoorn. The versatile McMillan also wo... read more
09:39 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Games at a meet in Ariz next Thursday to Saturday.
Bob Bowman, the swimmer's longtime coach, told The Associated Press on Monday that Phelps is entered in three events - the 50- and 100-meter freestyles and the 100 butterfly.
P... read more
09:27 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Proteas' women’s all-rounder, Marizanne Kapp of Port Elizabeth, will play at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London for the first time when she represents the Rest of the World team in an exhibition match against the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Women on the 19th of May.
The match will form part of the celebrations for the ground’s bicentenary.
The women’s Rest of the World team, which has been as... read more
09:49 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, April 14, 2014
After slipping to their sixth defeat in eight games in this year’s Vodacom Super Rugby season, coach Naka Drotske has admitted that his team’s slim outside chances of reaching the playoffs is over and now only pride remains for the team to play for.
He said from the way their defensive system creaked in losing 52-31 to the Crusaders on Saturday it is clear that a lot of the promise they showed in 2013 has evapor... read more
09:45 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, April 14, 2014
Simon Magakwe became the first South African to break the 10-second barrier in the 100 metres when winning the national title at the weekend.
The 27-year-old clocked 9.98 seconds at the University of Pretoria to claim his sixth victory in the event.
Magakwe and Johan Rossouw had shared the previous record of 10.06 established 26 years ago.
Second-place Akani Simbine (10.02) also bettered the old mark during the champion... read more
09:41 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, April 14, 2014
Liverpool maintained their charge for a first English championship of the Premier League era with a thrilling 3-2 win over title rivals Manchester City at an emotional Anfield Sunday afternoon where fans marked the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.
Victory, combined with second-placed Chelsea's 1-0 win away to 10-man Swansea, left Liverpool two points clear at the top with four games to play. and seven in front... read more
09:32 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, April 14, 2014
Big-hitting lefty Bubba Watson captured his second Masters title in three years on Sunday, pulling away from 20 year-old Jordan Spieth on the back nine for a three-stroke victory at Augusta National.
The 35-year-old American fired a final round of three-under par 69 for an eight-under par total of 280 to take his second major title, $1.62 million in prize money and of course the coveted green jacket.
Spieth with a... read more
12:27 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, April 10, 2014
THE Castle Lager Proteas will play one Test match and at least seven One-Day Internationals during their tour to Zimbabwe in August and September.
The full itinerary was announced on Thursday by Zimbabwe Cricket.
South Africa will arrive in Zimbabwe on 05 August, for a month-long tour that will end with a triangular One-Day International (ODI) series including Australia.
The Proteas tour will start with a Test match a... read more
09:50 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, April 10, 2014
Spanish log leaders, Atletico Madrid, knocked favourites Barcelona out of the Uefa Champions League on Wednesday night .
They won 2 - 1 on aggregate to reach the semi-finals for the first time in 40 years.
It was heartbreak for Manchester United fans after German giants, Bayern Munich quickly cancelled a stunning Patrice Evra strike, to finish the second leg tie 3 - 1 on the night and 4 - 2 on aggregate.
Atletico join C... read more
14:09 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, April 09, 2014
South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn has been named respected cricketing publication Wisden's Leading Cricketer in the World for 2013.
Cricket South Africa has congratulated Steyn on the honour.
2013 was a year in which Steyn took 51 test wickets in only nine matches at an average of 17.
Steyn was scarcely less lethal in one-day internationals, claiming 27 wickets at under 16 runs per wicket..
His economy-rate of 3.6... read more
09:30 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, April 09, 2014
The EP Kings are looking to build on the momentum following their narrow 23 - 21 to the SWD Eagles in a Vodacom Cup match in George last week.
The Kings will be looking to make a statement on their home ground at Nelson Mandela Bay stadium on Friday night.
Head Coach, Mzwandile Stick, has announced a relatively unchanged team to take on the Boland Cavaliers, which will be captained by Albé de Swardt.
The forwa... read more
09:27 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, April 09, 2014
English giants Chelsea reached the Champions League semifinals on Tuesday after drawing three all with French champions, Paris St Germain.
The English title contenders, go through on the away goals rule, have scored in last week's 3-1 defeat in Paris and then keeping Paris scoreless while levelling the tie at home.
Spanish giants, Real Madrid are also through to the semis despite a two nil loss to Germany's Borussia Dort... read more
09:36 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, April 07, 2014
It’s been six years and four months since Titch Moore won a Sunshine Tour title, and it must have seemed as if it might take seven more as he trudged up the 18th for the fifth play-off hole in Sunday’s final round of the Telkom Business PGA Championship.
But he eventually made birdie on that hole to defeat Ulrich van den Berg after more than an hour of extra play, and after Van den Berg had had two opportunities t... read more
09:20 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, April 07, 2014
German triathlete, Nils Fromhold, won the 10th edition of IronMan South Africa in Port Elizabeth on Sunday in a time of eight hours 26 minutes.
A few minutes behind him was PE born athlete Kyle Buckingham and another German, Faris Al Sultan, who came in third.
Buckingham was 9th in the 70.3 in East London in January in his first event as a professional. He took a 'quantam leap' with his second placing in his home event in ... read more