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  • Burnley profit from Fulham own-goals

    12 January 2019 5:44 PM 76

    Burnley - Burnley profited from two Fulham own-goals in quick succession as they came from behind to win 2-1 at Turf Moor despite not registering a shot on target in the English Premier League on Saturday. Andre Schurrle's wonderful early strike was cancelled out in the 20th minute when Jeff Hendrick's effort went in off Joe Bryan. Three minutes later

  • Amla, Olivier keep Proteas in front at Wanderers

    12 January 2019 3:59 PM 78

    Johannesburg - Duanne Olivier took his third five-wicket haul of the series before Pakistan's bowlers fought back on the second day of the third and final Test against South Africa on Saturday. Olivier took five wickets for 51 as South Africa gained a first innings lead of 77 at the Wanderers. But the hosts were unable to forge a position of dominance

  • Proteas miss chances as Azam stands firm for Pakistan

    12 January 2019 10:04 AM 70

    Cape Town - In an action-packed first session, Pakistan reached 111 for 5 at lunch on Day 2 of the second and final Test against the Proteas at the Wanderers. After dropping five catches in the session and missing a run-out, Duanne Olivier finally struck for the Proteas, removing nightwatchman Mohammad Abbas (11) and Asad Shafiq (0) in the same over to leave

  • Test discard Handscomb top scores for Australia in first ODI

    12 January 2019 7:22 AM 80

    Sydney- Test discard Peter Handscomb top scored with 73 off 61 balls as India restricted Australia to 288 for five in Saturday's first one-day international in Sydney. The Australians, who have won just three of their last 24 ODIs, won the toss but fell short of the 327 average score from the five most recent Sydney Cricket Ground ODIs. The visitors

  • Anderson wins 'Ambassador of the Year' award

    12 January 2019 6:55 AM 84

    Cape Town - South Africa's Kevin Anderson has been honoured in the International Tennis Writers’ Association’s annual “Ambassador of the Year” awards. According to the ITWA website, the awards are given each year to one man and one woman after a vote by the 120-plus members of the organisation, which represents the world’s leading tennis journalists

  • Kenin wins first WTA title at Hobart

    12 January 2019 5:07 AM 93

    Hobart - American Sofia Kenin won her first WTA title at the Hobart International on Saturday after beating Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 6-4, 6-0. Playing her first top-level singles final, the 20-year-old Kenin took the first set with a break before running away with the match in 71 minutes. Kenin, ranked 56th, didn't drop a set for the tournament and beat top-seeded

  • Provincial cricketer cleared to play after 'gun ban'

    11 January 2019 12:38 PM 73

    Cape Town - Provincial cricketer Qaasim Adams has been cleared to play club cricket while serving a ban for a gun-related incident that took place in November last year. According to the clubcricket.co.za website, Adams will resume playing for United Cricket Club in the Western Province Cricket Association First Division A. According to the report, Adams

  • Pitso 'happy' Soweto giants are playing in Africa

    11 January 2019 12:21 PM 70

    Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane believes that Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs' participation in both the CAF Champions League and Confederations Cup is a big plus for South African football. The Buccaneers have joined Sundowns in the group stages of the Champions League whereas Chiefs could qualify for the group stages of the Confederations

  • Ian Poulter serves PGA Tour 'punishment' in awesome way

    11 January 2019 11:30 AM 83

    Cape Town - Ian Poulter came up with a pretty amazing way to serve his punishment after falling afoul of one of the PGA Tour's rules. After Poulter won the Houston Open in April, he was given an improved status on Tour and spots in majors, which naturally brought about a change in his schedule. But the PGA Tour has a policy that says players who don’t

  • Improvement high on the agenda for SA Rugby Sevens Academy

    11 January 2019 10:04 AM 73

    Cape Town - The SA Rugby Sevens Academy squad will be looking for an improved performance in Chile where they will contest the second tournament of the Sudamerica Rugby Sevens circuit on Saturday and Sunday. The South Africans travelled to Vina del Mar on Monday after a sixth-place finish in Uruguay's Punta del Este Sevens tournament last weekend, and will be keen to deliver