Sport24.co.za | Serena explains fashion choice on her return to court

Sport24.co.za | Serena explains fashion choice on her return to court

Paris – Serena Williams admitted her eye-catching, figure-hugging black catsuit she sported on her Roland Garros return on Tuesday was inspired by the smash hit Black Panther movie but was also intended to help women with post-natal complications. Williams defeated Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 to register her first victory at the majors since her 2017 Australian Open triumph. But as well as her performance, the […]

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Sport24.co.za | Tau named Footballer of the Season at PSL awards

Sport24.co.za | Tau named Footballer of the Season at PSL awards

Cape Town – Mamelodi Sundowns striker, Percy Tau, was the big winner at the 2017/2018 Premier Soccer League award ceremony on Tuesday evening.  Tau, who was influential in helping Sundowns regain the Absa Premiership title, won both the Footballer of the Season and the Absa Premiership Player‘s Player of the Season, banking R450 000 in the process. Tau also walked away with another R25 000 for being named joint top goalscorer […]

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Sport24.co.za | Rosberg: I don‘t have much hope for Verstappen

Sport24.co.za | Rosberg: I don‘t have much hope for Verstappen

Cape Town – Nico Rosberg is fast losing faith in Max Verstappen after the Dutchman‘s crash in qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix, his fifth incident of 2018.  While Daniel Ricciardo raced to pole position and the victory in Monte Carlo, Verstappen started the race from the back of the grid after crashing in FP3.  It was an exact replica of his 2016 crash and not his first incident of […]

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Sport24.co.za | Halep finally makes her bow at Roland Garros

Sport24.co.za | Halep finally makes her bow at Roland Garros

Paris – World number one Simona Halep finally gets her French Open campaign underway on Wednesday while Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev seek spots in the second round.  A look at three matches to watch at Roland Garros on Wednesday:  Simona Halep v Alison Riske  – Romanian top seed and world number one Halep is a two-time runner-up at Roland Garros – losing to Maria Sharapova in the 2014 final […]

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Sport24.co.za | Trump to hold a sports field day at the White House

Sport24.co.za | Trump to hold a sports field day at the White House

Washington – President Donald Trump wants to reverse a trend of fewer children participating in sports and make youth sports more accessible to economically disadvantaged students.  The White House is promoting the goals of the President‘s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition on Wednesday and will hold a field day with the president on the South Lawn. Trump is expected to join athletes at stations that will include flag football, […]

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Sport24.co.za | Tiger can still beat my record – Nicklaus

Sport24.co.za | Tiger can still beat my record – Nicklaus

Dublin – Jack Nicklaus said on Monday he believes Tiger Woods can still overhaul his record of 18 Major Championship victories.  Woods last won a major almost exactly 10 years ago, when he battled to a memorable playoff win at the 2008 US Open at Torrey Pines in Southern California.  That victory left him four shy of Nicklaus‘s tally of 18 majors, a target that has looked increasingly beyond Woods […]

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Sport24.co.za | Jones makes changes to SA touring squad

Sport24.co.za | Jones makes changes to SA touring squad

London – England head coach Eddie Jones has finalised his selection ahead of their tour to South Africa next month, with three alterations being made. The updated 34-man squad convened at Pennyhill Park on Tuesday to begin their final preparations before flying to South Africa on Saturday for the three Test series. There are three changes to the squad. Piers Francis (Northampton Saints), Nathan Hughes (Wasps) and Jason Woodward (Gloucester) are […]

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Sport24.co.za | Bok assistant has no more self-doubts

Sport24.co.za | Bok assistant has no more self-doubts

Cape Town – Springbok assistant coach Mzwandile Stick says he had to overcome self-doubts after he was axed from the national setup at the end of 2016. Stick was the only casualty from Allister Coetzee’s first season in charge when he was demoted to the Junior Springbok setup. However, Coetzee also received his marching orders after another torrid season in 2017 and when Rassie Erasmus was made Bok coach earlier […]

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Sport24.co.za | Tennis bans Ukrainian match-fixer for life

Sport24.co.za | Tennis bans Ukrainian match-fixer for life

Paris – Ukrainian Dmytro Badanov has been handed a life ban from tennis and fined $100,000 after being found guilty of match-fixing offences, the Tennis Integrity Unit announced. “The lifetime ban applies with immediate effect and means that Mr Badanov is prohibited from competing in, or attending, any tournament or event organised or sanctioned by the governing bodies of the sport,” according to a TIU statement issued Tuesday. Badanov, 30, […]

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Sport24.co.za | ICC opts for tradition, saves toss in Tests

Sport24.co.za | ICC opts for tradition, saves toss in Tests

Mumbai – Cricket‘s world body on Tuesday decided against scrapping the toss in Test cricket, describing it an integral part of the game. The International Cricket Council was mulling doing away with the flip of the coin during the World Test Championship scheduled to start from July 2019 as part of measures to boost the flagging fortunes of the long format. The ICC cricket committee chaired by Indian spin legend […]

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Sport24.co.za | Senatla keen to add to Blitzboks effort

Sport24.co.za | Senatla keen to add to Blitzboks effort

Cape Town – Springbok Sevens winger, Seabelo Senatla, found the Blitzboks squad pretty much as he left it in March to pursue his fifteens dreams, when he re-joined them last week to prepare for the last two tournaments of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. The flyer and record try-scorer for South Africa returns to sevens duties this weekend, having last played in Hamilton, New Zealand (the fourth of ten […]

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Sport24.co.za | Louw picks 6 Springboks in dream XV

Sport24.co.za | Louw picks 6 Springboks in dream XV

Cape Town – Springbok flanker Francois Louw has selected six South Africans in his dream starting XV. The 32-year-old revealed his all-time Dream Team on the Bath Rugby . Louw‘s team largely consists of six World Cup winning Springboks – recently retired Bryan Habana, former Bok skipper Jean de Villiers, former scrumhalf Fourie du Preez, former Bok flank Schalk Burger, former Bok lock Victor Matfield and legendary Bok prop Os du Randt. […]

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Sport24.co.za | Super Rugby suspensions beggar belief

Sport24.co.za | Super Rugby suspensions beggar belief

This past weekend’s Super Rugby action was blighted by several foul play incidents. No fewer than three red cards were dished out in matches involving South African teams and it was understandable that it dominated much of the post-match talk. Sharks captain Ruan Botha set a poor example when he shoulder-charged a Jaguares player at a ruck late in their loss in Buenos Aires on Friday night. In Saturday’s clash […]

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Sport24.co.za | Teen star Khan leads Afghan attack in historic India Test

Sport24.co.za | Teen star Khan leads Afghan attack in historic India Test

Kabul – Teen sensation Rashid Khan will lead a heavyweight spin attack for Afghanistan in the country‘s first-ever Test against India next month, the Afghan cricket board announced on Tuesday.  Khan and fellow spinners Mujeeb ur Rahman, Zahir Khan and Hamza Hotak were named in a 16-strong squad for the historic one-off Test in Bangalore starting June 14.  The 19-year-old Khan was a star performer in the Indian Premier League […]

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Sport24.co.za | McCall signs new deal with champs Saracens

Sport24.co.za | McCall signs new deal with champs Saracens

London – Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall signed a contract extension with the English Premiership champions on Tuesday. McCall put pen to paper on the new deal three days after leading Saracens to their fourth Aviva Premiership title with a final victory against Exeter at Twickenham. He was joined in signing on for the long term by several of his Saracens coaching staff. “It‘s great news that they have […]

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Sport24.co.za | No Whiteley, Etzebeth for England Tests

Sport24.co.za | No Whiteley, Etzebeth for England Tests

Johannesburg – Springbok captains Warren Whiteley and Eben Etzebeth will play no part in the three-Test series against England, and have been told to focus their time and energy rather on the Rugby Championship campaign which starts after the completion of Super Rugby.  There have been question marks over both players’ availability since they sustained injuries earlier this year and both were expected to be back in some form by […]

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Sport24.co.za | Mourinho rocked as Man Utd learn cost of major target

Sport24.co.za | Mourinho rocked as Man Utd learn cost of major target

Cape Town – Manchester United have been rocked by the news that any summer move for a Real Madrid star could cost them in total £335 million, a report claims. According to the , Jose Mourinho fears that United will be priced out of a move for Gareth Bale following his display in the Champions League final. Bale scored a decisive brace in Kiev, including a remarkable overhead kick, as […]

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Sport24.co.za | Woods heads to Shinnecock for US Open prep

Sport24.co.za | Woods heads to Shinnecock for US Open prep

Cape Town – Tiger Woods spent Monday at Shinnecock Hills, getting a sneak peek at next month‘s US Open venue. Woods will return to competition at this week‘s Memorial Tournament, but made the trip to Southampton, NY, to get a practice round in at the forthcoming US Open venue.  From there, he‘ll make the trip to Ohio to tee it up against a star-studded field at Muirfield Village Golf Club […]

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Sport24.co.za | Petersen ‘learning as much as possible from Khune‘

Sport24.co.za | Petersen ‘learning as much as possible from Khune‘

Cape Town – Budding Kaizer Chiefs keeper Brylon Petersen says the priority at this stage of his career is to absorb everything he can from Amakhosi number one Itumeleng Khune.  The 22-year-old Petersen had a superb season for Chiefs‘ MultiChoice Diski Challenge team.  With the departure of back-up keeper Brilliant Khuzwayo, Petersen potentially moves higher up the pecking order although he must still battle it out with Bruce Bavuma for […]

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Sport24.co.za | Celtic CEO denies Siwelele sale

Sport24.co.za | Celtic CEO denies Siwelele sale

Cape Town – Bloemfontein Celtic Chief Executive Officer Khumbulani Konco has denied the club has been sold despite reports suggesting the completion of a R60 million sale.  According to those reports, an unnamed businessman from Kimberley in the Northern Cape has purchased the team for that price and a relocation to the area was reportedly on the cards.  Siwelele supporters are said to have acted angrily to the news, with […]

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