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Three-strike triumph
Added: 27 Aug 2014
PIETERMARITZBURG — A goal on debut from Mike Mohammed added to strikes for Nhlahla Vilakazi and Sheldon van Wyk helped Maritzburg United climb to fourth on the Premiership table, with a resounding 3-0 win over Chippa United at Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg last night...

Shakib match ban lifted early
Added: 27 Aug 2014
BANGLADESH cricket authorities said yesterday they would lift the ban on Shakib Al Hasan from September 15 after the star all-rounder begged for a review of his six-month suspension for bad behaviour...

Province on the hunt for new tighthead
Added: 27 Aug 2014
CAPE TOWN — Western Province are hunting the services of a new tighthead prop for next year’s Super Rugby competition...

Man United pay R1,06 billion to secure Angel di Maria
Added: 27 Aug 2014
LONDON — Manchester United have agreed a British record transfer fee of £59,7 million pounds ($99 million) to secure Angel di Maria from Real Madrid and are set to announce his transfer officially...

EP Kings announce team to face Lions
Added: 27 Aug 2014
PORT ELIZABETH — The Eastern Province Kings team to take on the Golden Lions at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium this weekend has been announced...

Pens hold Raiders to surprise draw [P]
Added: 27 Aug 2014
THE surprise of day one at the Greenfields Men’s Interprovincial at Queensmead in Durban Tuesday was the 1-1 draw between fancied hosts KZN Coastal Raiders and Western Province’s second stringers, WP Peninsula (Pens)...

‘Banana Boy’ thrilled to play in Currie Cup [P]
Added: 27 Aug 2014
ALTHOUGH the Sharks are no longer known as the Banana Boys, one of their newest recruits may as well be called one despite his having being away from Durban for so long...

Six withdraw from Deutsche Bank event
Added: 27 Aug 2014
BOSTON — New father Graeme McDowell, England’s Paul Casey and injured American Jason Dufner withdrew from this week’s Deutsche Bank Championship, the second event of the season-ending U.S. PGA Tour play-offs...

Pressure for Smith [P]
Added: 27 Aug 2014
HAYLEY Smith, last year’s Scottburgh MTB Race women’s title winner, confirmed she will join men’s defending champion Evan van der Spuy in returning for this year’s edition on Sunday, August 31...

England get extra home comfort
Added: 27 Aug 2014
LONDON — Tournament hosts England will have an additional advantage as they bid to win the 2015 World Cup after it was announced yesterday they would be at their regular training base for most of the event...

Sundowns and Pirates have something to prove tonight
Added: 27 Aug 2014
JOHANNESBURG — Mamelodi Sundowns captain Alje Schut insists his team hardly need any extra motivation as they gear up for tonight’s crunch Premiership clash against Orlando Pirates...

AmaZulu feeling the heat for Celtic match [P]
Added: 27 Aug 2014
AMAZULU coach Craig Rosslee admits the pressure is on his winless team to deliver their opening Premiership victory of the season when they host Bloemfontein Celtic at the Moses Mabhida Stadium tonight...

Chiefs not taking Stars lightly
Added: 27 Aug 2014
JOHANNESBURG — If the past 11 days are anything to go by, Platinum Stars will be in for a rough ride when they welcome Kaizer Chiefs to Rustenburg for a Premiership clash tonight...

Injured Clarke unlikely to play a part in triangular series
Added: 27 Aug 2014
MELBOURNE — Australia captain Michael Clarke, sidelined with a hamstring injury, may not be fit until the “back end” of the triangular One-Day tournament with Zimbabwe and South Africa, according to stand-in skipper George Bailey...

Lampard calls it a day
Added: 27 Aug 2014
LONDON — England midfielder Frank Lampard announced his retirement from international football after a career spanning 15 years yesterday...

Andrew Hall among casualties of UK county talent cull
Added: 27 Aug 2014
LONDON — Northamptonshire will release former South Africa all-rounder Andrew Hall at the end of the season, the English county announced yesterday...

Rosberg makes a point
Added: 27 Aug 2014
LONDON — Nico Rosberg has questioned Lewis Hamilton’s version of events after the Mercedes team-mates collided while contesting the lead on the second lap of the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday...

A bout the world wants to see, but will it ever happen?
Added: 27 Aug 2014
MACAU — Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri are on a two-week, globe-trotting tour to promote their welterweight title fight on November 23, but the match the world truly wants to see looks further away than ever...

Djokovic’s form back
Added: 27 Aug 2014
NEW YORK — Novak Djokovic outclassed Argentine Diego Schwartzman 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to start turning his recent hardcourt luck with a first-round win at the U.S. Open...

Federer tops tennis rich list
Added: 27 Aug 2014
NEW YORK — Roger Federer has not won a Grand Slam title this year but the 17-time Grand Slam champion topped Forbes magazine’s list of the 10 top tennis moneymakers announced this week...

Cramping Murray’s U.S. style
Added: 27 Aug 2014
NEW YORK — Andy Murray was trying to solve the puzzle of what caused him to cramp on the way to a fighting 6-3, 7-6 (8-6), 1-6, 7-5 first-round win over Robin Haase at the U.S. Open...

Rejuvenated Jovetic just the tonic for City
Added: 27 Aug 2014
MANCHESTER — Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini heralded Stevan Jovetic’s perseverance after the Montenegrin striker scored twice in the Premier League champions’ 3-1 win at home to Liverpool...

Arsenal eye Besiktas win
Added: 27 Aug 2014
LONDON — Jack Wilshere is confident Arsenal’s dramatic late fightback at Everton will provide the perfect springboard to see off Besiktas in today’s crucial Champions League showdown...

Return of Matfield and Alberts a huge boost for Boks [P]
Added: 27 Aug 2014
THE Springboks have received a massive boost before their tour of Australasia with veteran lock Victor Matfield and Willem Alberts back in the fold...

Spinners even the Oz
Added: 27 Aug 2014
HARARE — South Africa will look to extract an advantage from their superior spin stocks when they take on a hard-hitting Australian side in the second match of a triangular series in Harare today...



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