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United, City into League Cup 4th round

20 September 2017, 23:33 Marcus Rashford fired Manchester United into the League Cup fourth round as the holders crushed Burton 4-1, while Manchester City eased through with a 2-1 win at West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday. City and United, currently first and second in the Premier League, took contrasting routes …

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Zidane confirms Real contract renewal

19 September 2017, 14:45 Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said on Tuesday that he has renewed his contract with the Spanish champions, although the deal has not yet been announced officially. Madrid have renewed various players’ contracts in recent weeks and the Frenchman told a news conference that he too …

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Much hinges on the Bok response

by Gavin Rich 18 September 2017, 07:34 The response of the Springbok player leadership to their biggest nightmare and the readiness of the coaches to respond to what should have been the sound of flapping wings above the crowd noise in Albany will determine the real gravitas of the latest …

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City go top, Liverpool held by Burnley

16 September 2017, 18:51 Manchester City stormed to the top of the Premier League as Sergio Aguero’s hat-trick inspired a 6-0 demolition of Watford, while Philippe Coutinho’s return couldn’t lift Liverpool in a 1-1 draw against Burnley on Saturday. With previous leaders Manchester United not in action until Sunday’s clash …

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Boks must target NZ ‘Tiny men’ – Mitch

15 September 2017, 12:12 Former All Black coach John Mitchell believes the Springboks must target the All Black’s ‘tiny men’ in their back three, but if they get their accuracy of the kicking game wrong, it could be a costly mistake. The Springboks face off with the All Blacks in …

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Ronaldo fires Real, Reds held

14 September 2017, 00:27 Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed a brace on his return from suspension for Real Madrid, as Tottenham Hotspur ended their Wembley jinx and Liverpool were held on their Champions League comeback on Wednesday. Real have sorely missed their Portuguese superstar as he serves a five-match domestic ban for …

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World XI opt to field in Lahore

12 September 2017, 14:52 World XI skipper Faf du Plessis won the toss and sent Pakistan into bat in the first of three Twenty20 internationals at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Tuesday. Live Scoring: Pakistan v World XI The series, only the second international in Pakistan since 2009, is part …

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Nadal races to 3rd US Open, 16th Grand Slam

11 September 2017, 01:11 Rafael Nadal raced to a third US Open title and 16th Grand Slam crown on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 rout of South African giant Kevin Anderson. The world No 1, the champion also in New York in 2010 and 2013, added the US title …

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City rout Reds, Arsenal win

09 September 2017, 18:11 Manchester City capitalised on Sadio Mane’s controversial red card to thrash title rivals Liverpool 5-0, while Arsenal eased the pressure on Arsene Wenger with a vital 3-0 victory over Bournemouth on Saturday. City goalkeeper Ederson was stretchered off in a neck brace after being caught in …

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Rafa faces Delpo, Kevin chases history

08 September 2017, 11:22 Juan Martin del Potro and Rafael Nadal are still expected to produce some spectacular fireworks at the US Open on Friday, even if it was not the semifinal many fans had been hoping for. Watch SA’s Kevin Anderson in action from 10pm on Friday night, SS6 …

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