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Manchester City’s Frank Lampard. Picture: REUTERS/ANDREW YATES

Lampard secures a point for City

20 hour(s) ago

Ensures a 1-1 draw against Chelsea, while United give up a 3-1 lead to lose 5-3 against Leicester

Soccer

Pirates have lost big-game temperament

Renielwe Letsholonyane of Kaizer Chiefs and Issa Sarr of Orlando Pirates go for the ball during the MTN 8 Final match between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday in Durban. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ANESH DEBIKY
17 hour(s) ago

Recent record of one cup final win from five appearances indicates Orlando Pirates have lost stomach to fight for gold medal

Soccer

Chiefs have not even peaked yet, says Baxter

George Lebese and Bernard Parker celebrate during the MTN 8 Final match between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday in Durban. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ANESH DEBIKY
17 hour(s) ago

Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter praises players for focus they have shown in improving their game in 2014-15, culminating in MTN8 final victory against Orlando Pirates

Other Sport

Trainer Zaki’s sand star strongly fancied to lift Emerald Cup

Picture: THINKSTOCK
17 hour(s) ago

Trainer Dominic Zaki smiling after bookmakers price up Jet Jamboree as hot favourite for R1m Emerald Cup at Vaal — richest race on sand in Africa

Rugby

Bulls look ready for another early Currie Cup culling

Vodacom Blue Bulls coach Frans Ludeke. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEE WARREN
18 hour(s) ago

Blue Bulls holding onto hope remaining three games will produce something to boost their chances of staying in Currie Cup this season after defeat at home to Sharks

Other Sport

Li retirement rumours shock Asia tennis

Li Na of China celebrates defeating Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia in their women's singles final match at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

The world No6 won the Australian Open in January but her season has been troubled by injury

Soccer

Vermezovic ‘has upper hand in derby’

Vladimir Vermezovic and Stuart Baxter. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU
3 day(s) ago

Pirates coach Stuart Baxter says Chief’s coach has advantage in MTN8 final

Rugby

Sharks and Bulls both need bonus point

INTO THE BREACH: Louis Fouche of the Bulls, left, is tackled by Anton Bresler of the Sharks during their Super Rugby match at Growthpoint Kings Park in Durban on Saturday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES,/STEVE HAAG
3 day(s) ago

The two teams will most probably scupper each other’s chances of making the semifinals with two points between them

Soccer

Fifa executives ‘received improper gifts’ from Brazil

Adidas’s Brazuca ball. Picture: AFP PHOTO/MARTIN BERNETTI
3 day(s) ago

Board members accepted watches valued at R293,000 from the organisers of this year’s World Cup in Brazil

Other Sport

Mayweather must stop ducking and fight — Pacquiao

NEW ARENA: Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao attends a news conference at the Venetian Macao on Saturday. Pacquiao, who will fight Brandon Rios of the US at the hotel on November 24, will continue his political career when he retires from the ring. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

Ring fans the world over are baying for a mega-fight between two of the world’s greatest boxers of their generation

Other Sport

Comrades takes lead on soccer and cricket

FOR THE RUNNERS: The Comrades Marathon Association says it is focused on the athletes, and its recent ructions will not adversely affect next year’s run. Picture: THE TIMES
5 day(s) ago

Proteas, local football, Two Oceans suffer declining TV audiences on SABC in past year, but Comrades Marathon bucks trend

Tennis player Li Na of China cries during a news conference announcing her retirement in Beijing on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

Li has ‘no regrets’ as she bows out of tennis

Pioneering Chinese star Li Na says she is satisfied with her career, but wipes away tears as she concedes much thought has gone into announcing her retirement

Opinion

Saru’s new plan pulls no punches about the slow pace of transformation

The five-year road map is a great plan, but relies too heavily on the provincial unions to make it happen, writes Liz McGregor

Other Sport

Hamilton wins in Singapore as Rosberg limps out

Lewis Hamilton. Picture: REUTERS/STEFANO RELLANDINI
1 day(s) ago

Lewis Hamilton regains Formula One drivers’ world championship lead, claiming victory after team-mate Nico Rosberg forced to retire with electronic problems

Soccer

Fernandez sees Meyiwa shining in derby final

RELIABLE: Senzo Meyiwa saves a goal during the penalty shoot-out in the MTN8 quarterfinal match between Orlando Pirates and SuperSport United at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Sunday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
4 day(s) ago

But Amakhosi’s rich vein of form will help them conquer archrivals

Rugby

Kicking key for Sharks in Pretoria

TOP CLASS: Fred Zeilinga of the Sharks in action during the Absa Currie Cup match between the Sharks and  Blue Bulls at Growthpoint Kings Park on Saturday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
4 day(s) ago

There is more than a kilometre difference in altitude between Durban and Pretoria, an advantage the Bulls have used to maximum effect in home games

Other Sport

CTS aims to put Bloodstock out of business, says American breeding and racing expert

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 day(s) ago

Barry Irwin, who annually buys and sells several million rands worth of yearlings at sales in SA, is no longer comfortable with his investment

Rugby

Burger to return to Boks to replace injured Louw at expense of Mohoje

DETERMINED: Schalk Burger hard at work during the Springbok training session at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG
4 day(s) ago

Against an unhappy political backdrop, Burger might inadvertently find himself at the centre of a transformation row

Other Sport

SA’s Last Born to square up with Baby Faced Assassin

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

Boxing promoter Branco Milenkovic confirms Zolani Tete will make voluntary defence of IBF junior bantamweight title against Paul Butler at Echo Arena in Liverpool

Opinion

Even a child can see what’s wrong with boxing in SA

Things have plumbed such embarrassing depths that fans don’t bother to show up even when entry is free, writes Mninawa Ntloko

Cricket

T20 league sees IPL sides lagging

India’s cricket chief N Srinivasan. Picture: AFP PHOTO
4 day(s) ago

Of the 10 finalists in the CLT20 tournaments played so far, just five have come from the IPL

Rugby

Super Rugby gives way to World Cup

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 day(s) ago

The 2015 Super Rugby schedule ensures there are no incoming June Tests for World Cup preparation

Soccer

‘VV’ eyes spot in history when Bucs meet Chiefs

Kermit Erasmus. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT
4 day(s) ago

Vladimir Vermezovic wants all the prestige he was rather unfortunate not to acquire in his eventually hostile spell with the Buccaneers’ bitter rivals, Kaizer Chiefs

Soccer

French soccer league lets investment funds share transfer fees

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

The model is a variation on third-party ownership, to which the sport’s European ruling body, Uefa, objects for ethical concerns

Soccer

Chiefs determined to win MTN8 title

READY FOR ACTION: Kaizer Chiefs assistant coach Doctor Khumalo, left, and midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala chat during the media open day at the Kaizer Chiefs Village on Tuesday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT
5 day(s) ago

Amakhosi face rivals Pirates and the pressure is on after not winning silverware last season

Soccer

Court battle looms for Sundowns as Manqele fights for his release

Edward Manqele (right). Picture: SYDNEY SESHIBEDI
5 day(s) ago

Mamelodi Sundowns brace themselves for legal battle with striker Edward Manqele, whose salary they still pay despite chasing him out of training base in Chloorkop

Rugby

‘Desperate’ Sharks are out to beat Bulls

Lubabalo Mtembu. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG
5 day(s) ago

Sharks Currie Cup defence not at stage where it can be termed critical, but for young captain Lubabalo Mtembu, it has reached point of desperation

Soccer

Colleagues in other colours await Sundowns’ players

Musa Nyatama and Tebogo Langerman during the Absa Premiership match between Bloemfontein Celtic and Mamelodi Sundowns at Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/CHARLE LOMBARD
6 day(s) ago

Mamelodi Sundowns confirms they will allow all the players whom they have loaned out this season to play against them after a surprise edict by owner Patrice Motsepe, writes Mark Gleeson

Rugby

Boks’ last crack at All Blacks on foreign soil

CONFIDENT: Heyneke Meyer announces the Bok squad in Durban on Wednesday. Meyer appears to have shrugged off the tension that characterised his debut season as national coach. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
10 day(s) ago

Springboks have final chance of beating All Blacks on foreign soil before World Cup when teams meet in Wellington

Cricket

Mushtaq to help Ajmal correct his bowling

INTERNATIONALLY IGNORED: Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal gestures after taking the wicket of Australia’s George Bailey during their third Twenty20 international  in Dubai on Monday. Ajmal has not been short-listed for an ICC award despite being ranked No1 one-day international bowler. Picture: REUTERS
11 day(s) ago

Former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq will help countryman Saeed Ajmal correct bowling action which led to his suspension from international cricket

South Africa's Wayne Parnell (centre) celebrates with his teammates the wicket of Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez during their second Twenty20 international cricket match in Dubai on Friday. Picture: REUTERS

Fast bowlers must avoid strife ahead of World Cup

Rory Kleinveldt, Vernon Philander and Wayne Parnell, who have suffered their fair share of aches and pains in recent months, are in one piece, for now

Other Sport

Emperors Palace cuts TBA’s sponsorship

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 day(s) ago

Emperors Palace has announced it intends conducting sales in Johannesburg, which clash with TBA sales

Rugby

Sharks still need to fight for title

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 day(s) ago

Sharks at business end of Currie Cup, while three of past four matches ask serious questions of their ability and aptitude, despite their willingness

Rugby

Pollard is lucky to get game time before World Cup, says Hougaard

Handre Pollard. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG
5 day(s) ago

Derick Hougaard believes more games at top level will benefit Handre Pollard before he is fed to wolves in England next year

Soccer

Debut for Falcao as Manchester United win

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 day(s) ago

Radamel Falcao makes debut as Manchester United belatedly kickstarts season with breezy 4-0 win against Queens Park Rangers

Soccer

Celtic pay the price for costly error

Elias Pelembe. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/CHARLE LOMBARD
7 day(s) ago

Despite being a man down, the Bloemfontein side give Sundowns a run for their money

Other Sport

Let’s make Pacquiao fight happen, says Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather. Picture: GALLO IMAGES, LEFTY SHIVAMBU
7 day(s) ago

It took just minutes after Floyd Mayweather scored dominant win over Argentine Marcos Maidana before undefeated welterweight champion faced inevitable question

Other Sport

Title-chasing Lerena looks set to ‘Stryke’ at Turffontein

Horse racing on grassy track. Picture: THINKSTOCK
10 day(s) ago

Gavin Lerena may repeat land five-timer at city track on Saturday, has winning chances on China Beach, Starcraft Prince, Weaponology, Shepard One, Dirty Champagne

Rugby

Beating Cheetahs is everything for Sharks

Brad MacLeod-Henderson (Head Coach) with Odwa Ndungane during the Cell C Sharks press conference at Growthpoint Kings Park on September 11 in Durban. PICTURE: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG
10 day(s) ago

Sharks coach Brad MacLeod-Henderson aware of obstacle Free State Cheetahs present, but hope team can marry substance with style

Soccer

Beating Tuks would be great cup preparation, says Baxter

‘HONOURED’: Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter says the Safa technical director position is interesting and important, especially in South Africa, but Safa must follow procedure and approach his club if it is interested in hiring him. Picture: GALLO IMAGES, DUIF DU TOIT
10 day(s) ago

Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter says team need to mentally get back in saddle for premiership match against University of Pretoria at FNB Stadium

Other Sport

Russia team ‘lacks black athletes’

Picture: THINKSTOCK
11 day(s) ago

Head of Russia’s athletics federation issues call for naturalisation of black athletes to maintain country’s leading position in sport, local media report

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