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  • Manyama stars as Chiefs claim Macufe Cup

    15 October 2018 5:26 AM 27

    Cape Town - Lebogang Manyama put on a man of the match display as Kaizer Chiefs lifted the Macufe Cup following a 2-0 victory over Bloemfontein Celtic on Sunday. Amakhosi brought the 28-year-old midfielder back home in August after his brief spell in Turkey with Konyaspor, and he helped Chiefs coach Giovanni Solinas claim his first trophy at Naturena

  • Maradona slams Messi, claims he is not a leader for Argentina

    14 October 2018 6:56 AM 25

    Paris - Lionel Messi "is not a leader," said Diego Maradona of the current Argentina talisman in an interview in Mexico. "It's useless to try and make a leader out of someone who goes to the bathroom 20 times before a game," Maradona said on Fox Sports. "Before speaking to the coach and players he will be on the PlayStation. Then, on the field, he wants

  • Ighalo hat-trick leads Nigeria to win over Libya

    13 October 2018 6:02 PM 31

    Abuja - Nigeria beat Libya 4-0 with Odion Ighalo grabbing a hat-trick as the Super Eagles got their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign firmly back on track in Uyo on Saturday. Nigeria are now second in Group E with six points from three matches, a point behind new leaders South Africa, who earlier defeated Seychelles 6-0. Both Nigeria and Libya

  • Ruthless Sharks feast on Griquas

    13 October 2018 4:23 PM 35

    Cape Town - The Sharks booked a home semi-final in this year’s Currie Cup when they registered a 41-11 victory over Griquas in Kimberley on Saturday. As the scoreline suggests, the Sharks were in control of proceedings for long periods and they eventually outscored their hosts by seven tries to one with Lwazi Mvovo and Leolin Zas both bagging a brace

  • England win rain-hit ODI against Sri Lanka

    13 October 2018 12:14 PM 41

    Dambulla - England were awarded victory in the second one-day international against Sri Lanka on a faster run rate on Saturday after play was halted by heavy rain. The tourists scored 278-9, with Eoin Morgan smashing 92, but umpires stopped play at Dambulla with Sri Lanka on 140-5 after 29 of their overs. Thisara Perera was on 44 and Dhananjaya da Silva

  • India take charge in 2nd Windies Test

    13 October 2018 12:07 PM 45

    Hyderabad - Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant hit unbeaten half-centuries to hand India the advantage against West Indies on day two of the second Test in Hyderabad on Saturday. The hosts were 308 for four at stumps, trailing the West Indies by three runs. Rahane, on 75, and Pant, on 85, have put on an unbeaten 146-run fifth-wicket stand in Hyderabad

  • Kiwis beat Kangaroos in rugby league upset

    13 October 2018 11:40 AM 46

    Auckland - New Zealand rallied then held out a late Kangaroos comeback to beat Australia 26-24 in a rugby league upset on Saturday. Joseph Manu and Brandon Smith scored tries on debut, and Esan Masters, who scored on debut in New Zealand's previous Test against England, also touched down during a second half in which the Kiwis outscored the Kangaroos

  • Pliskova v Garcia in Tianjin Open final

    13 October 2018 9:40 AM 60

    Tianjin - Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova will be looking for her second title of the WTA's Asian swing when she plays second-seeded Caroline Garcia of France in the Tianjin Open final on Sunday. Pliskova, playing on a wildcard, needed only an hour to beat Timea Bascinszky 6-2, 6-1 in one of Saturday's semi-finals. It was Pliskova's fourth consecutive win in the last two years

  • Duane to play for Bulls in 2019 and 2020

    13 October 2018 8:30 AM 68

    Cape Town - The Bulls are reportedly set to announce the signing of Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen. It was reported by in August that the Bulls had beaten the Stormers in the race to sign Vermeulen, and according to Netwerk24, the Pretoria franchise could make the announcement official within the next few days. The Afrikaans publication reported on Saturday

  • 3-way tie atop CIMB Classic leaderboard

    13 October 2018 7:43 AM 74

    Kuala Lumpur - Gary Woodland birdied the 18th hole on Saturday for a 5-under 67 to move into a three-way tie for the lead with Marc Leishman and Shubhankar Sharma after three rounds of the CIMB Classic. Woodland just missed an eagle putt, while Sharma (66) and Leishman (67) had to settle for pars on the par-five final hole. Playing in the last threesome