LONDON – Jose Mourinho promised “real passion” following his appointment as Tottenham Hotspur boss on Wednesday after Mauricio Pochettino was sacked by the struggling Premier League club.The former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United manager was announced as the new boss at White Hart Lane hours after the Argentine was dismissed on Tuesday evening.“I couldn’t […]

BRISBANE – Australia seized the advantage on the opening day of the first Test when they bowled Pakistan out for 240 just before stumps at the Gabba in Brisbane on Thursday.After the visitors resisted stubbornly in the first session, reaching 57 for no wicket at lunch, pace trio Mitchell Starc (4-52), Josh Hazlewood (2-46) and […]

JOHANNESBURG – The Barbarians had too much firepower for Brazil on Thursday morning, with the invitational side running out 47-22 winners over their South American opponents.Eddie Jones and his chargers bounced back from a narrow 33-31 loss to Fiji last weekend.The BaaBaas didn’t have it all their own way though, holding a slender 19-15 advantage […]

MOUNT MAUNGANUI – New Zealand targeted the wicket of “freak” Ben Stokes on Thursday as they battle to get back into the first Test against England at Mount Maunganui.The honours were even when the New Zealand-born Stokes went to the middle just before tea on day one with England 120 for three.But by stumps, with […]

CAPE TOWN – Cape Town City FC chairperson John Comitis has vowed to support Mpho Makola after he was handed a six-month ban by the Premier Soccer League (PSL) for pushing a match official during a game.Makola was found guilty of assaulting match official, Abongile Tom, during the Telkom Knockout fixture against Kaizer Chiefs at […]

CAPE TOWN – After picking up their first Pro14 win of the season against Ospreys, Southern Kings lock Aston Fortuin believes the team can take that momentum into their upcoming match against Connacht.The Port Elizabeth-based side will travel to the Sportsground, Ireland, with much confidence after their 16-14 victory over Ospreys over a week ago.The […]

It’s the big news of the moment, and one that has got the FPL community talking for the past 24 hours.Jose Mourinho – the manager that football fans love and hate – was appointed the new Tottenham Hotspur manager literally hours after Mauricio Pochettino was sacked.The news took everyone by surprise even though, it has […]

JOHANNESBURG – Kaizer Chiefs will put their cup hopes on the line once again when they face Maritzburg United in the semifinals of the Telkom Knockout on Sunday.Chiefs are four years without a trophy and will be hoping this competition breaks the drought.Daniel Cardoso has explained what has made this team more of a threat […]

WELLINGTON – Rory Burns and debutant Dom Sibley gave England a solid start to the first test against New Zealand as the tourists went to lunch on the first day at 61-1 at Bay Oval in Mt. Maunganui on Thursday.Burns and Sibley produced a 52-run opening stand before the debutant was snapped up by first […]

WELLINGTON – Rugby Australia have made a “sensational appointment” in choosing Dave Rennie to take over as coach of the Wallabies and he will improve the team in short order, former All Blacks loose forward Murray Mexted has said.Rennie, who turns 56 on Friday, was named on Wednesday to replace Michael Cheika, who quit after […]