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19 October 2018 11:26 AM SAFA dismisses Chiefs appeal against stadium ban

Cape Town - The South African Football Association (SAFA)Appeal Committee has dismissed an appeal by Kaizer Chiefs to have the sanction by the PSL Disciplinary Committee in respect of the Moses Mabhida incident on April 21 reduced. The PSL DC found Kaizer Chiefs guilty and ordered that they must play three matches behind closed doors in KwaZulu-Natal 21

18 October 2018 1:35 PM Rubin Kazan handed UEFA ban for over-spending

Paris - Russian side Rubin Kazan have been suspended from European competition for one season after breaking UEFA's financial fair play (FFP) regulations, European football's ruling body said on Thursday. "The club is excluded from participating in the next UEFA club competition for which it would otherwise qualify in the next two seasons," UEFA said. The ban will come into effect 25

17 October 2018 8:35 PM Grounded Abbas determined to continue rapid rise

Abu Dhabi - Pakistan paceman Mohammad Abbas insisted on Wednesday he is confident his rapid success will not go to his head, saying a tough early life has helped him mature as a person. The 28-year-old worked as a welder and a leather factory labourer in Pakistan before his hard work in cricket paid dividends with a first-class debut in 2009. Abbas has been Pakistan's 21

13 October 2018 8:17 PM Polish police use tear gas to protect gay march

Warsaw — Polish police used tear gas and a water cannon against right-wing extremists who were trying to block the first-ever equality parade in the city of Lublin in eastern Poland. More than 1 000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights activists gathered Saturday in downtown Lublin for the parade, while around 3000 right-wing opponents stood 40

11 October 2018 7:59 AM Armstrong takes cheeky dig at TDF winner Thomas

Cape Town - Confessed drugs cheat Lance Armstrong has taken to social media to troll Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas following the 2018 champion having his trophy stolen. Thomas is pleading with the thieves who stole his trophy, after it was stolen late last month from a cycle show in Birmingham, to return it. According to the Stuff website, in a cheeky 28

10 October 2018 5:46 PM Kenyan marathon runner handed 4-year doping ban

Paris - Kenyan marathon runner Samuel Kalalei was handed a four-year doping ban on Wednesday after testing positive for banned blood booster EPO, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced as the African powerhouse suffered another body blow. Kalalei, 23, tested positive at April's Rotterdam marathon where he finished seventh in a time of 2h 10min 44sec, a personal 23

06 October 2018 2:33 PM Three killed in Cameroon anglophone zone ahead of vote

Three people including a police officer have died in violence in a flashpoint town at the centre of violence raging between anglophone separatists and Cameroon's government, witnesses told AFP on Friday. The trio died between Wednesday and Friday in Kumba in the country's southwest which, along with the northwest region, is home to Cameroon's anglophone 40

04 October 2018 10:53 AM AB, Smith headline Pakistan T20 player draft

Cape Town - Proteas legend AB de Villiers and prolific Australian batsman Steve Smith will be two of the star attractions at this year's Pakistan Super League (PSL) player draft. De Villiers, who retired from international cricket earlier this year, will be in the mix as a foreign Platinum player. According to the PCBwebsite, De Villiers joins former 33

27 September 2018 3:40 PM Pakistan drop struggling Amir from Australia Tests

Lahore - Pakistan on Thursday left out struggling pace spearhead Mohammad Amir from the 17-member squad for the two-match Test series against Australia starting in United Arab Emirates next month. The 26-year-old fast bowler, who returned from a five-year ban for match-fixing in January 2016, had a wicketless Asia Cup in which he was dropped for two matches 35

27 September 2018 10:56 AM Former Bulls prop banned for 4 weeks

Cape Town - Edinburgh prop Pierre Schoeman has been banned for four weeks after being found guilty of foul play. A disciplinary panel convened in Neath, Wales to consider the red-card decision against Schoeman in last weekend’s PRO14 match against Leinster. Schoeman was shown a red card by referee Dan Jones under Law 9.12 - A player must not physically 28