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  • Lorenzo holds off Marquez to win Austrian MotoGP

    12 August 2018 1:05 PM 22

    Spielberg bei Knittelfeld - Jorge Lorenzo struck the final blow in a dog fight with fellow Spaniard Marc Marquez, overtaking at the start of the final lap on Sunday to win the Austrian MotoGP. Ducati's Lorenzo and Marquez, on a Honda, traded first place over the closing laps before Lorenzo powered past on the home straight and then held off Marquez on the next corner

  • Wallabies skipper Hooper fit to face All Blacks

    12 August 2018 11:39 AM 32

    Sydney - Wallabies captain Michael Hooper was Sunday included in a trimmed-down squad for the opening Bledisloe Cup clash against the All Blacks after being cleared to play following a hamstring injury. Hooper, who signed a five-year contract with Rugby Australia on Friday, had been racing to be fit for Saturday's clash in Sydney after picking up the injury

  • Tsitsipas battles past Anderson into Toronto final

    11 August 2018 10:11 PM 20

    Toronto - Kevin Anderson suffered an agonising loss to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the semi-finals of the Toronto Masters on Saturday. The Greek young gun, who turns 20 on Sunday, defeated the South African fourth seed 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 7-6 (9/7). It was a tightly-contested battle that went down to the wire, with Tsitsipas claiming the only break of serve in the match

  • Tiger charges into the hunt as Koepka takes lead

    11 August 2018 8:26 PM 30

    St. Louis - Tiger Woods birdied five of the first eight holes and charged into contention for his first major title since 2008 in Saturday's third round of the PGA Championship. The 14-time major champion, in the eighth month of his comeback from spinal fusion surgery after years of back injuries, shared third on eight-under-par after seven holes at Bellerive

  • Sundowns book MTN8 semi-finals spot

    11 August 2018 2:59 PM 20

    Johannesburg - Mamelodi Sundowns cruised into the semi-finals of the MTN8 after comfortably beating Golden Arrows 2-0 in a quarter-final match at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday afternoon. It was a rather horrible opening 25 minutes from both teams as they struggled to hold onto possession for sustained periods of play, accoridng to soccerladuma

  • Marquez grabs Austrian MotoGP pole

    11 August 2018 2:02 PM 36

    Spielberg bei Knittelfeld - Spaniard Marc Marquez (Honda) grabbed pole position on Saturday in qualifying for the Austrian MotoGp, edging the Ducatis of Italian Andrea Dovizioso and Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo as Valentino Rossi toiled. After a dominant performance a week ago in the Czech Grand Prix, the Ducatis arrived in Austria hoping to further trim the huge points

  • Early stumbles blunt charges by Tiger, Fowler

    11 August 2018 1:47 PM 21

    St. Louis - Tiger Woods and Rickie Fowler struggled to make a morning charge on Saturday in the final holes of the rain-hit second round of the 100th PGA Championship. Woods was at 3-under overall and for the round after 13 holes with Fowler the highest player on the leaderboard yet to finish at 7-under but 2-under on the round. Neither player had gained

  • Rossi misses top-10 time on drying Austrian track

    11 August 2018 12:09 PM 34

    Spielberg bei Knittelfeld - Valentino Rossi could not force himself into the top 10 in the final free practice for the Austrian MotoGp on Saturday morning and must line up in the afternoon's first qualifying session. After an early shower the track was wet in places until the end of the third practice session and none of the riders could improve on the times

  • Tandy, Coetzee qualifies for World Champs in Durban

    11 August 2018 11:25 AM 28

    Cape Town - Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Ryan Coetzee, Rio Olympics finalist Brad Tandy and youngster Rebecca Meder all dipped below the world championship qualifying marks in their respective events at the SA short-course championships in Durban on Friday. According to the Team SA website, the 16-year-old Meder of Cape Town qualified for her first

  • Hansen to keep Ioane on the wing for All Blacks

    11 August 2018 9:32 AM 31

    Cape Town - Coach Steve Hansen says Rieko Ioane will remain on the wing for the All Blacks, despite having scored a hat-trick at centre in the 'Game of Three Halves'. As part of the 'Game of Three Halves', the All Blacks played Canterbury and Otago for 40 minutes each at AMI Stadium in Christchurch on Friday night. Although it was a pre-season friendly