July 20, 2017

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Surging Spieth, Koepka out in front in British Open

World number three Jordan Spieth shot a flawless five-under-par 65 to take a share of the clubhouse lead at the British Open in the first round on Thursday.

How belt-tightening has impacted the Currie Cup

Once the most prestigious and revered tournament on the domestic scene‚ the Currie Cup kicks off today with teams under increasing strain to meet their commitments.

Sascoc to appoint external firm to handle probe into allegations against suspended CEO Reddy

Nearly 24 hours after the Sascoc board suspended its CEO Tubby Reddy on full pay‚ the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee on Thursday afternoon finally got around to issuing a media release on the matter.

Kriel's decision to quit school and focus on boxing goes under scrutiny on Sunday

Deejay Kriel goes into the ring on Sunday looking to vindicate his decision to drop out of school to follow his boxing dream.

Maritzburg United sign Ghana international goalkeeper Richard Ofori

Maritzburg United have bolstered their goalkeeping ranks with the signing of Ghana international Richard Ofori‚ the club announced on Thursday.

Coach uncertainty a bad smell in SA dressingroom

You would have to go a long way to find a man as steeped in cricket as South Africa’s assistant coach‚ Adrian Birrell.

Afcon to be played in June/July and event to be contested by 24 national teams

Rabat - Dramatic changes to the continent’s top competition on are on the cards after recommendations made at a symposium on the future of the sport on the continent in Morocco on Wednesday.

Sascoc CEO Tubby Reddy suspended

SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) CEO Tubby Reddy has been suspended by the board.

Proteas can pounce as cracks widen for England

Mind the mental gap between England and South Africa in a test series that is threatening to veer off the rails for the home side.

Age just a number for 34-year-old Modise

New Cape Town City acquisition Teko Modise has urged football followers to judge him on performance rather than his age.

Whose sting will hurt the most?

Their rematch next Friday night will be organised by female boxing promoter Promise Moyo

Gelant feels London champs a hurdle too far

After veteran long jumper Khotso Mokoena gave up onqualifying for next month's IAAF World Championships, SA 5000m record holder Elroy Gelant is another high-profile athlete to have given up hope of making it to London with the qualification deadline looming large.

Letsholonyane has high hopes for young Mokoena

If what his SuperSport United teammate Reneilwe "Yeye" Letsholonyane says about him is anything to go by, Teboho Mokoena has a bright future ahead of him.

Bolt winning race against time to peak for London

Usain Bolt says he is over his early season setbacks and running into form at the right time to sign off his career with two more gold medals at next month’s world athletics championships in London.

Froome in control as Aru slips down the rankings

Chris Froome kept control of his rivals in a gruelling Alpine ride to move a step closer to a fourth Tour de France title on Wednesday, retaining the leader’s yellow jersey after the 17th stage, won by Slovenia’s Primoz Roglic.

'You can quote me on this‚ Thobani Mncwango is not for sale!' - Johnny Mogaladi

Polokwane City chairman Johnny Mogaladi provided an angry response when questioned on the future of striker Thobani Mncwango‚ insisting the player was not for sale and that he would remain at the club this season.

Cape Town City decide against retaining Malawi international winger

Cape Town City have decided against retaining young Malawian international winger Isaac Kaliati.

Letsholonyane throws his weight behind Caf's proposal to switch Afcon from January to June

SuperSport United midfielder Reneilwe Letsholonyane has become the first local player to throw his support behind the proposed move by Confederation of African Football (Caf) members to switch the African Nations Cup to June.

Los Angeles Lakers forward Luol Deng looking forward to returning to South Africa

Los Angeles Lakers forward Luol Deng says he is looking forward to returning to South Africa to represent Team Africa against Team World in the highly anticipated NBA Africa Game 2017 next month.

'Chippa United is a home to Mark Mayambela'‚ says club owner Siviwe Mpengesi

Chippa United have confirmed the club have re-signed winger Mark Mayambela‚ announcing a three-year deal on Wednesday.

We have to finish off Botswana‚ says Bafana defender Junaid Sait

Bafana Bafana defender Junaid Sait is confident that they will finish off the job when they host Botswana in the second leg of their African Nations Championship (Chan) qualifier at Moruleng Stadium in Rustenburg on Saturday.

Manchester United manager Mourinho 'ready for 15 years' at Old Trafford

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed he is targeting a 15-year stay at Old Trafford, telling ESPN in an interview on Tuesday he wants to restore the stability of the Alex Ferguson era.

I have God to thank, says impressive Pirates defender Mobara

While many Cape Town-born players have struggled to make an impact when they join Gauteng clubs, Orlando Pirates defender Abbubaker Mobara believes it is only by God's grace that he had an impressive first season with the Buccaneers.

United recall Mokoena from Bafana camp

Bafana Bafana will be without midfielder Teboho Mokoena when they host Botswana in the 2018 African Nations Championship (Chan) second leg qualifier at Moruleng Stadium in Rustenburg on Saturday.

Rose looks good, thanks to Eubank's inspiration

Colourful emerging boxer Nyelisani "The Rose of Limpopo" Thagambega says he is living proof that if one wants to be the best in what they want to do, then they must learn from the best.

Kaizer Chiefs offside with Bvuma: Safpu

The SA Football Players Union (Safpu) has accused glamour club Kaizer Chiefs of dragging their feet in offering goalkeeper Bruce Bvuma a new contract.

Sharks coast to an easy win despite being down to 14 men in Craven Week

The highly fancied Eastern Province sides disappointed while Namibia and the Leopards put in big performances.

Mark Mayambela set to return to Chippa United in the next 24 hours

Mark Mayambela is set to return to Chippa United in the next 24 hours‚ having verbally agreed a three-year deal with the Port Elizabeth club.

Moving African Nations Cup to June on the agenda in Morocco‚ confirms CAF president Ahmad

Rabat - Confederation of African Football president Ahmad confirmed that a new format and timing is being sought for the African Nations Cup as the game on the continent began a two-day symposium on Tuesday to discuss its future.

'You can’t outdo Chiefs' and Pirates’ history‚' says Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane

Pitso Mosimane has a simple response to how Mamelodi Sundowns can attract more fans to match their success…just keep winning.

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