April 23, 2017

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Ibrahimovic’s magical season with Manchester United appears over after 'significant knee ligament damage'

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s magical season with Manchester United appears over after the club announced he had suffered a serious knee injury in Thursday’s Europa League clash with Anderlecht.

Barcelona's Neymar ban dispute rages ahead of Clasico

Neymar looks set to travel with the Barcelona squad for Sunday’s El Clasico against Real Madrid as the Catalans continue to fight his suspension for the potentially title-deciding clash.

Former Kaizer Chiefs coach Jeff Butler dies

Former Kaizer Chiefs coach Jeff Butler has died‚ according to the club. Chiefs Tweeted on their official Twitter page on Saturday that their highly successful coach of the late 1980s and early 1990s had died.

Pirates overcome Celtic after extra time to advance to Nedbank Cup semis

The dream of ending a nightmare of a season with silverware continues for the Buccaneers after they advanced to the semifinal of the Nedbank Cup on Saturday night.

Sharks, Rebels play to a drab draw at Kings Park

Everything unedifying about Super Rugby was showcased in all its glory here on Saturday night.

Chiefs chances of silverware slip further away as they crash out of Nedbank Cup

Reyaad Pieterse was the hero of SuperSport United’s Nedbank Cup quarterfinal victory against Kaizer Chiefs at FNB Stadium on Saturday night.

Bulls made to sweat for 20-14 victory over Cheetahs

A wonderful flowing backline move finished off by Jesse Kriel in the 74th minute and some questionable decision-making late in the game saved the Bulls from yet another indignity this season.

Chippa reach first ever Cup semifinal after victory over Cosmos

Lerato Manzini’s goal poaching ability proved decisive at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday as he scored the only goal of the game to put Chippa United into their first cup semifinal.

Stuart Baxter: ‘I don’t get hate mail from Bobby‚ I don’t get hate mail from Kaizer’

Stuart Baxter has played down the mischievous public labeling of his SuperSport United team as a “Kaizer Chiefs Lite”.

Stormers crash to record defeat in Christchurch

A tepid first-half performance condemned the Stormers to a record 57-24 defeat against the Crusaders in Christchurch on Saturday.

Akani Simbine obliterates Wayde van Niekerk in Potch

Akani Simbine underlined his class as he obliterated friend and Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk to regain the South African 100m crown in Potchefstroom on Friday night.

No SA trainer came close to Nick Durandt's list of boxing champions

Nick “Mthakathi” Durandt‚ who died in a motorbike accident on Friday‚ produced more champions than any other trainer in the history of South African boxing.

Lions steel themselves for another Super Rugby bone cruncher against Jaguares

The Lions have steeled themselves for another Super Rugby bone cruncher when they clash with the Jaguares at Ellis Park on Friday night (7pm).

Baxter on SuperSport v Chiefs: ‘Every player in a blue shirt will think they’re going to win‚ fatigue or no fatigue’

SuperSport United coach Stuart Baxter admits that his team’s participation in the Caf Confederation is taking its toll on his players physically‚ but will not use fatigue as an excuse.

Hunt pins his hopes for a Wits league title on his treatment room

Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt hopes the treatment room at his club will clear substantially by next Tuesday when the Premier League-chasing club embark on a brutal schedule of games that will either make or break their title chances.

Potch set for track thriller

Potchefstroom has for years served as the training ground for some of the top international track stars but this weekend's SA Senior Track and Field Championships could hand the North West dorpie its biggest athletics gig yet.

Tete has to go for jugular to secure outright victory

Zolani "Last Born" Tete must knock out Arthur Villanueva in their WBO bantamweight title eliminator at Leicester Arena, England, tomorrow night, for he may get the short end of the stick from foreign judges if the fight goes the distance.

Pitso backs SA sides for CAF semis

Pitso Mosimane has backed SuperSport United and Platinum Stars to reach the CAF Confederation Cup semifinals, after both clubs did well to qualify for the group stages.

Chiefs coach Komphela wary of a SuperSport backlash

Steve Komphela is wary of a SuperSport United on the rebound and whose coach‚ Stuart Baxter‚ thrives on challenges‚ the Kaizer Chiefs coach said ahead of his side’s Nedbank Cup quarterfinal against Matsatsantsa.

“I’m going to steal the show on Saturday ... I’m getting bored of waiting,” says Luvo Manyonga

Move over Wayde van Niekerk‚ step aside Caster Semenya — the big-talking long-jumping Luvo Manyonga is threatening to steal the show at the SA championships in Potchefstroom this weekend.

Flyhalf Pollard blow for Bulls and Boks

As if things couldn't get any worse for the Bulls‚ flyhalf Handré Pollard suffered a freak accident at training on Thursday and will be out of rugby for 8-10 weeks.

All rounders galore is the theme the SA selectors seem to have gone for in the Champions Trophy

South Africa's recent drought may have affected a lot of things‚ but not the recent production of all-rounders.

Lions centre Janse van Rensburg out of action for 12 weeks

Incumbent Springbok inside centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg will definitely miss the three-test series against France in June.

Baxter says SuperSport will try to find a gameplan that he hopes will suit Chiefs badly on Saturday

SuperSport United will try to overcome fatigue from a gruelling schedule and come up with a plan that suits Kaizer Chiefs badly in Saturday evening’s Nedbank Cup quarterfinal‚ said Matsatsantsa coach Stuart Baxter.

Markram entrusted with the responsibility of captaining the South Africa A side

Promising Titans batsman Aiden Markram has been entrusted with the mammoth responsibility of captaining the South Africa A side in their four-day tour against the England Lions.

PSDT to reprise flank role for Stormers against Crusaders

Current South African player of the year Pieter-Steph du Toit will reprise the role of blindside flank against the Crusaders in Christchurch on Saturday.

'We had 13 or 14 shots, but I think only one was on target,' says Barca coach Enrique after Champions League elimination

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique insists his final season in charge can still end in glory despite bowing out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage to Juventus.

Lions shuffle front of their pack for Friday’s Super Rugby clash against the Jaguares at Ellis Park

The Lions have shuffled the front end of their pack for Friday's Super Rugby clash against the Jaguares at Ellis Park.

'Mbenge will dethrone Ness in welterweight bout'

Former SA welterweight champion Harold Volbrecht predicted yesterday that a new South African welterweight champion will be crowned on Sunday at Emperors Palace.

Crooks deal heavy blow to Munyai

Tshifhiwa "Atomic Spider" Munyai's preparations for his eagerly awaited return to action in the local ring suffered a setback when thieves smashed the windows of his car at Park Station on Monday morning and stole all his belongings, including his gym clothes.

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