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15 January 2019 10:26 AM WATCH: I was so close to playing for Barcelona

Cape Town – Former Bafana Bafana captain Mbulelo Mabizela says that if it wasn’t for his drug and alcohol abuse he would have been playing for Spanish giants Barcelona. The now retired 38-year-old Mabizela is an HIV/Aids councillor and spends most of his time giving advice to young people on how to avoid drug and alcohol abuse. "The major stumbling block 156

10 January 2019 5:50 AM Veteran Seppi downs Tsitsipas to reach Sydney semis

Sydney - Andreas Seppi called on all his experience on Thursday to derail top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas' Sydney International title hopes and ease into the semi-finals, with Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich the first woman to make the last four. Veteran Seppi, 14 years older than his 20-year-old Greek opponent, has only won three ATP titles in his career 82

06 January 2019 8:40 AM Four die in Spain building fires, baby critical

Four people died on Saturday and a baby boy in a critical condition was among the injured, in two separate tower block fires in northeastern Spain, firefighters said. The first blaze started on Saturday morning in a 10-storey block of flats in Badalona, about 10km northeast of Barcelona, said firefighters in the Catalonia region. Three people died, including 69

05 January 2019 11:25 AM Bale injury not expected to be serious

Madrid - Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari believes the calf injury that Gareth Bale sustained against Villarreal on Wednesday is not serious. Bale will undergo tests on Saturday to diagnose the extent of the problem after being forced off at half-time at the Estadio de la Ceramica, where Real Madrid drew 2-2. "We think the injury is not too serious 172

02 January 2019 11:03 AM PICS: Pearl Modiadie and cuddle buddy ring in the new year in France

Cape Town - TV personality Pearl Modiadie skipped the warm South African summer, and opted for a cool European getaway. Pearl, who has been spending her vacation in France and Barcelona, also hinted that she is traveling with a special person. "Paris has been quite a delight and of course the cold requires extra cuddles with my travel companion, so no complaints 68

17 December 2018 6:17 PM Vermaelen to miss 4 weeks with calf injury

Barcelona - Barcelona have confirmed Thomas Vermaelen will be out for around four weeks with a calf injury. Vermaelen had to be substituted during the second half of Barca's 5-0 win away at Levante on Sunday. The club wrote in a statement on Monday: "Tests carried out on the defender show that he has a torn muscle in his right calf and will be out for around 55

11 December 2018 5:29 PM Toure leaves Olympiakos after just 5 games

Piraeus - Former Manchester City and Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure has left Olympiakos for a second time, after only playing five times, the Greek Super League club announced on Tuesday. Toure, 35, joined Olympiakos three months after originally making his mark in Europe with the Greek side during the 2005-2006 season. "Olympiacos FC and Yaya Toure 43

05 December 2018 5:51 PM Suarez close to recovery, says Barca boss Valverde

Barcelona - Ernesto Valverde is optimistic Luis Suarez will be fit to face Espanyol on Saturday, three days before Barcelona take on Tottenham in the Champions League. Suarez has been out with a knee injury since Barca's draw with Atletico Madrid on November 24, but the Uruguayan could be available for this weekend's Catalan derby in La Liga. Barcelona 52

03 December 2018 10:48 AM Mark Hughes sacked as Southampton manager

London - Mark Hughes has been sacked as manager of Southampton, the struggling Premier League club announced on Monday, despite an improved performance in a 2-2 draw with Manchester United. The Welshman, 55, took over at St Mary's in March and guided them to Premier League survival and an FA Cup semi-final but was unable to inspire a better campaign 52

29 November 2018 5:11 AM Eriksen's late show keeps Spurs in hunt for last 16 berth

London - Christian Eriksen came off the bench to keep alive Tottenham's bid to qualify for the Champions League last 16 as the Denmark star's late strike sealed a tense 1-0 win over Inter Milan on Wednesday. Mauricio Pochettino's side were 10 minutes away from being eliminated at the group stage as they laboured to break down the massed Inter defence 46