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We parked the bus due to fatigue, admits Sundowns’ Manqoba Mngqithi

Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi has admitted his men were ’hanging in there’ during their DStv Premiership clash against AmaZulu.


Most-capped Springboks: The six Bok rugby centurions

We briefly examine the careers of the six most-capped Springboks in the history of South African rugby.


Gavin Hunt: European Super League backlash shows football is for the fans

Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt says the global condemnation of the proposed European Super League once again emphasises that football is about the fans.


If Pitso Mosimane doesn’t want the Bafana job, give it to Benni McCarthy

Benni McCarthy could be the perfect candidate for the Bafana Bafana job after Pitso Mosimane, with Safa also looking for someone who'll develop and transform the team, writes Mihlali Baleka.


Tokyo Olympics: Adam Scott says ‘thanks, but no thanks’

Australian golfer Adam Scott has withdrawn his name from consideration for a berth at the Tokyo Olympics.


Arsenal owners have 'no intention' of selling after Super League backlash

Arsenal's owners do not plan to sell the Premier League club despite the intense backlash following their involvement in the breakaway European Super League, director Josh Kroenke said.


SAFA visit former Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs star Dumisa Ngobe

SAFA visited former Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Dumisa Ngobe at his home in Witbank on Thursday.


Barcelona's Joan Laporta says Super League needed but wants dialogue with UEFA

Barcelona president Joan Laporta says a European Super League is needed, but is against the formation of a closed competition.


Cricket Australia cut big-name stars from contracted list

Matthew Wade and Joe Burns were among five players excluded on Friday from Cricket Australia's list of nationally contracted players.


World Rally Championship drives into new territory this weekend with Croatia debut

The Croatia Rally offers a different challenge on a route that has been described as a tantalising mix of asphalt.


Chippa United latest | More ‘coaching’ changes at the Chilli Boys

Chippa United have again made changes to their technical team, a few days after securing their place in the Nedbank Cup final.


Great to be part of Bulls, says Marcell Coetzee as new bakkie welcomes him in Pretoria

Former Sharks and Ulster loose forward Marcell Coetzee has completed his move to the Blue Bulls after five years abroad.


Bafana Bafana latest | Twist in coaching search as Renard denies SA links!

South Africa’s hopes of seeing Renard on the Bafana bench in the near future appear to be dented after the coach denied applying for the job.


Jamie Vardy strikes for Leicester to boost Premier League top-four bid

Jamie Vardy ended his two-month goal drought as Leicester blitzed West Brom 3-0 on Thursday to strengthen their grip on a Premier League top-four place and snuff out the Baggies' revival.


On This Day: What happened on 23 April?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today. Every day is worth remembering.


British athlete Andrea Mason puts SA’s ‘period poverty’ and female reproductive matters in the spotlight

How an iron woman is adding sanitary pads, empathy and dignity to impoverished women’s lives.


Super League founders wrong to discard sporting merit, says Ancelotti

The founders of the European Super League made a mistake by creating a closed competition not based on sporting merit, says Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti.


Owen Farrell makes ANOTHER horror tackle! – WATCH

There appears to have been be NO improvement in the tackle technique of England's Owen Farrell!


Lingard almost 'quit' football due to mental health issues

The 28-year-old forward's form slumped after the World Cup, losing his place in the Manchester United first team.


Kaizer Chiefs latest | Bucs legend questions Nange’s move to Amakhosi

Bucs legend Benedict ‘Tso’ Vilakazi has questioned Kaizer Chiefs’ decision to bolster their midfield with the signing of Phathutshedzo Nange.


We did park the bus, admits Mamelodi Sundowns’ Manqoba Mngqithi

Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi has admitted his men were ’hanging in there’ during their DStv Premiership clash against AmaZulu.


Appeal for Capetonians to donate to Masi rugby club as Rassie lends helping hand

Cape Town businesses and residents have been urged to help raise funds for the Masiphumelele Rugby Club to install field lights on the Noordhoek Sports Grounds.


Ryan Mason hopeful Harry Kane will be fit for League Cup final

Tottenham Hotspur interim manager Ryan Mason hopes Harry Kane will be fit in time for Sunday’s League Cup final against Manchester City.


Orlando Pirates face goalkeeper crisis ahead of Swallows showdown

Orlando Pirates find themselves in something of a crisis at goalkeeper following their CAF Confederation Cup clash against ES Setif.


Alex Ferguson cried tears of joy when Scots qualified for Euro 2020

Former Manchester United manager said he burst into tears when Scotland beat Serbia to qualify for this year’s Euro 2020 championships.


Bafana Bafana latest | The next coach? Who is Carlos Queiroz?

Carlos Queiroz is set to be named Bafana Bafana’s new head coach, and the younger generation of SA football fans may know little about him.


Benni McCarthy accuses Sundowns of ‘parking the bus’ against AmaZulu

AmaZulu FC head coach Benni McCarthy believes his side's dominance forced Mamelodi Sundowns into parking the proverbial bus!


Lungi Ngidi learning art of death bowling from top West Indian star

Proteas bowler Lungi Ngidi says he is working closely with West Indian Dwayne Bravo on his slower balls during the death overs in the IPL.


Jomo Sono hoping to sign PSL Player of The Season Themba Zwane!

Jomo Sono has revealed huge transfer plans should his side successfully gain promotion which includes the reigning PSL Player of The Season


Kaizer Chiefs on track for their WORST season ever – all the shocking stats

Stats show that Kaizer Chiefs are in the midst of their WORST EVER season in the PSL's history!


Dwayne Bravo taught me ’that’ slower ball, says Proteas’ Lungi Ngidi

Proteas and Chennai Super Kings’ fast bowler Lungi Ngidi has credited Dwayne Bravo for teaching him the slow ball that deceived Dinesh Karthik in Wednesday’s Indian Premier League clash.


Top SA referee Victor Gomes is going to the Tokyo Olympics

Top SA football referee Victor Gomes has been appointed among the officials to officiate at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.


Virat Kohli reaches 6,000-run IPL landmark as Bangalore stay undefeated

Virat Kohli has become the first batsman in the Indian Premier League to reach 6,000 runs as the Royal Challengers Bangalore maintained their unbeaten start to the season.


Springbok boost as Handre Pollard returns after 7 months out injured

Springbok Rugby World Cup winner Handre Pollard is set to return from injury in the coming weeks after almost seven months on the sidelines.


Orlando Pirates latest | Could Richard Ofori be lost to Bucs in July?

Orlando Pirates could lose Richard Ofori at the end of the current season just less than a year after signing him from Maritzburg United.


Golden Arrows coach Mandla Ncikazi happy with scrappy win over SuperSport United

Though it was not pretty, Golden Arrows coach Mandla Ncikazi was happy with what his team did during their DStv Premiership win over SuperSport United.


Lionel Messi powers Barcelona to big win to remain in La Liga hunt

Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona crushed Getafe 5-2 to stay in the hunt for the La Liga title.


Great to be part of Bulls, says Marcell Coetzee as new bakkie welcomes him to Pretoria

Former Sharks and Ulster loose forward Marcell Coetzee has completed his move to the Blue Bulls after five years abroad.


Benni McCarthy boasts AmaZulu were better than Mamelodi Sundowns

AmaZulu coach Benni McCarthy believes his charges were the better side in the goalless draw with league leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.


Man Utd fans breach training ground security to protest against Glazers

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was forced to speak to around 20 supporters who breached security at the club’s training ground to protest against the Glazer family.


Aleksander Ceferin warns of 'consequences' as clubs face reprisals

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says the rebel clubs involved in the formation of the now failed European Super League will face consequences.


Gavin Hunt’s comments hints of internal strife at Kaizer Chiefs

It is alarming when Gavin Hunt says he cannot divulge his thoughts on the Kaizer Chiefs' failures, writes Herman Gibbs.


Springbok Handre Pollard to return 'soon' after seven months out with injury

Montpellier coach Philippe Saint-Andre says flyhalf Handre Pollard is set to return to action in the coming weeks after seven months on the sidelines due to injury.


Zlatan Ibrahimovic signs new Milan deal to take him past 40th birthday

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the 'Benjamin Button' of Serie A, extended his contract with AC Milan until 2022 which will take him past his 40th birthday.


Manqoba Mngqithi hails Rushine de Reuck’s impact in Masandawana defence

Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi has praised the impact Rushine de Reuck has had since signing for the club.


CSA saga: Sascoc's devious attempts to derail Cricket South Africa’s administrative restructuring

Sascoc appears to have been used by some elements of CSA’s Members Council - who want to maintain the status quo as far as the administrative structure is concerned - from halting processes to create a new Memorandum of Incorporation.


LeBron James and Donald Trump in social media spat

NBA star LeBron James deleted a Twitter post regarding the fatal police shooting of a 16-year-old black girl in his home state of Ohio.


Wayde van Niekerk out of World Relays, but Akani Simbine part of Team SA

Akani Simbine will spearhead the South African team at next weekend’s World Athletics Relays championships in Poland.


IOL Sports Show: ’Father figures’ in IPL will help Marco Jansen, says Wayne Parnell

CAPE TOWN - Proteas all-rounder Wayne Parnell believes Indian Premier League rookie Marco Jansen is “in good hands with all those cricket brains at Mumbai Indians”. Parnell, 31, speaking exclusively on the IOL Sports Show, has played 111 international matches for the Proteas across formats, also begun his IPL career as a 20-year-old just like Jansen has done this season. WATCH: Marco Jansen can bowl in any situation, says Mumbai Indians IPL...


SPORTS DRIPS: Hot new footwear just in time for the Euro’s

SPORTS DRIPS takes a look at the newly launched ranges of footwear from Nike, Adidas and Puma which will also form part of 2021 Euro’s.