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Returning Djokovic still managing elbow injury

13 January 2018, 11:27 Former world number one Novak Djokovic admits his elbow is not yet 100 percent as the Serb prepares to return from six months out at the Australian Open. The six-time champion, who last played competitively at Wimbledon in July, says he is still managing the injury, …

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Barca’s Messi puts on a masterclass

12 January 2018, 00:40 Lionel Messi put on a masterclass in front of new recruit Philippe Coutinho as Barcelona trounced Celta Vigo 5-0 on Thursday to ease into the Copa del Rey quarterfinals 6-1 on aggregate. Coutinho, dressed in a black shirt dotted with white stars, was in the stands …

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Duminy leads Cobras from the front

by Brendon Atwell 10 January 2018, 17:24 JP Duminy played a captain’s innings with his third half century of the campaign as the WSB Cape Cobras posted an above-par score of 289 for six against the Hollywoodbets Dolphins in their Momentum One-Day Cup match at Eurolux Boland Park in Paarl …

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Liverpool cut Coutinho price – Barca

08 January 2018, 21:37 Barcelona vice-president Jordi Mestre claimed Liverpool slashed their original asking price for Philippe Coutinho after the Brazilian playmaker completed his 160-million-euro move to the Catalan giants. Coutinho signed a five-year contract to end a long-running transfer saga on Monday with Mestre revealing that Liverpool had originally …

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Messi on target for Barca, Real held

08 January 2018, 00:07 Lionel Messi marked his 400th appearance in La Liga with the opening goal in Barcelona’s 3-0 win over struggling Levante at the Camp Nou on Sunday as the Catalans prepare to unveil Philippe Coutinho. Messi’s 365th goal in Spain’s top flight was followed by strikes from …

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LIVE: SA v Ind, 1st Test, Day 2

by Estie Kretschmer 06 January 2018, 09:59 Welcome to our live coverage of the second day of the first test between South Africa and India in Cape Town on Saturday. Follow the links on this page to ensure you stay on top of the action. Live Scoring: South Africa v …

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LIVE: Fifth Ashes test, Day 2

by Jeffrey Modise 05 January 2018, 00:30 Welcome to our live coverage of the day two of the fifth Ashes test between Australia and England from the SCG in Sydney. Follow the links on this page to ensure you stay on top of the action. Live Scoring: Australia v England …

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Cilic cruises into Maharashtra Open quarters

03 January 2018, 20:02 Grand Slam winner Marin Cilic’s preparation for the Australian Open got off to the perfect start Wednesday with an easy victory in the last 16 of the ATP Maharashtra Open. The world No 6 breezed into the quarterfinals of the $550 000 tournament, held in the Indian …

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Ostapenko suffers defeat in Shenzhen

02 January 2018, 10:42 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko slumped to a shock defeat in the first round of the Shenzhen Open on Tuesday only days after beating Serena Williams in the American’s comeback match. No 2 seed Ostapenko of Latvia lost to the big-serving Czech Krystina Pliskova 6-1, 6-4 …

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Wenger party spoiled by late leveller

31 December 2017, 20:52 Arsene Wenger’s record-breaking day as Arsenal manager ended in frustration as his disjointed side were held to a controversial 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. The Frenchman took charge of his 811th Gunners league game, taking him past Alex Ferguson’s Premier League record of …

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