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20 May 2018 5:48 PM Ashton, Fernandez Lobbe, Tuisova, Radradra added to BaaBaas squad

Cape Town - Chris Ashton will get the chance to take on England for the first time when he lines up for the Barbarians at Twickenham next Sunday. The Toulon wing proved an instant hit at the Stade Mayol this season after moving from Saracens by scoring a Top 14 record 24 tries. Ashton scored 19 tries in 39 appearances for England before his move to France 16

20 May 2018 11:10 AM PSG chief Al-Khelaifi dispels Buffon rumours

Paris - Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has poured water on suggestions Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon could step in to replace the French club's number one goalkeeper, Alphonse Areola. Buffon, 40, played his final game for the Italian giants in a 2-1 win over Verona on Saturday, capping a 17-year career in Turin that harvested seven 15

20 May 2018 11:02 AM Giroud: Conte departure would be sad

Cape Town - Olivier Giroud has voiced his support for manager Antonio Conte following Chelsea's 1-0 FA Cup final win over Manchester United. Conte has been the subject of ongoing speculation regarding his Chelsea future and, if reports are to be believed, might not manage Chelsea again after this season's dismal Premier League title defence, which saw them finish 15

20 May 2018 8:43 AM Leopards, Cosmos must use PSL chaos

Johannesburg - If ever there was a time for a National First Division (NFD) team to gain promotion to the Absa Premiership via the promotion play-offs, this will be it. The ongoing legal saga around 15th-position in the Absa Premiership means either Black Leopards or Jomo Cosmos stand a good chance of earning a Premiership status. All they need to do is take advantage 15

19 May 2018 3:47 PM Lukaku only fit to make bench in FA Cup final

London - Romelu Lukaku was only fit enough to be named among Manchester United's substitutes for their FA Cup final clash with Chelsea on Saturday. Lukaku had missed the previous three matches after suffering an ankle injury against Arsenal in April and United manager Jose Mourinho decided the Belgium striker wasn't ready to start at Wembley 16

19 May 2018 11:00 AM Chelsea future shouldn't depend on Cup final

London - Under-fire Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes his future at the club shouldn't depend on beating Manchester United in Saturday's FA Cup final as he launched a fierce defensive of his record at Stamford Bridge. Conte led Chelsea to the Premier League and the FA Cup final in his debut season in England last year. However, in a much more troublesome 17

18 May 2018 6:06 PM Ricciardo wants hypersofts at every race

Cape Town - Daniel Ricciardo has suggested Pirelli bring the hypersoft to every race so qualifying stops becoming so "predictable". Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton are the only two drivers to have bagged pole positions so far this season, with Q3 almost always a battle between Mercedes and Ferrari and Red Bull lagging behind on the third row. In an effort 16

18 May 2018 4:41 PM Premier League sees record managerial changes

London - Carlos Carvalhal and Paul Lambert's departures from their clubs on Friday mean there have now been a Premier League-record 15 managerial changes this season. Swansea announced they would not renew Carvalhal's expiring contract and Stoke, also relegated, quickly followed suit by parting company with Lambert. The pair followed Sam Allardyce (Everton) 16

18 May 2018 2:39 PM Boks to be without overseas players for Wales

Cape Town - The Springboks will be without their overseas-based players for the June 2 Test against Wales in Washington. This comes after three England-based Welsh players - Luke Charteris, Tomas Francis and Josh Adams - were all withdrawn from the squad for that match because the Test falls outside of an official International window. Even though the English 18

18 May 2018 1:53 PM Mourinho will wait to decide on Lukaku's Cup final fitness

Watford - Jose Mourinho will wait until the last minute before deciding whether Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is fit to feature in Saturday's FA Cup final against Chelsea. Lukaku has missed United's last three matches after suffering an ankle injury against Arsenal in April. The Belgium striker is in a race against time to be fit for the Wembley 21