UNITED KINGDOM – Serena Williams admits that she didn’t know how or when she would return to tennis but insisted retirement had not been on her agenda during her year-long absence. “I didn’t retire. I just needed to heal physically, mentally. I had no plans. I just didn’t know when I would come back. I […]

LONDON – Novak Djokovic repeated his hardline refusal to get a COVID-19 vaccination Saturday as he resigned himself to sitting out the season’s last Grand Slam at the US Open. Djokovic was deported from Melbourne in January over his single-minded but controversial stance, forcing him to abandon an assault on a 10th Australian Open title. […]

<span style=”font-size:12.0pt;mso-fareast-font-family:”Times New Roman”;color:black”>Danny Jordaan has been re-elected as the South African Football Association (SAFA) President. Jordaan retained his position in a landslide victory against presidential candidates Ria Ledwaba and Solly Mohlabeng. He received 186 votes, while Ledwaba obtained 27 votes and Mohlabeng only received eight votes. The SAFA electoral congress took place at the […]

HUNGARY – In a competition which is drawing to a close with the veteran women striking back, Katinka Hosszu opened the final day of the world championships by drawing a roar from the scattered Saturday-morning crowd as she won her heat in the women’s 400 individual medley. Hosszu edged Tokyo champion Yui Ohashi in her […]

JOHANNESBURG – Security has been beefed up at Sandton Convention Centre – where the battle for the South African Football Association (SAFA) presidency is expected to take place on Saturday. This follows reported death threats to delegates ahead of the association’s elective congress. Vying for the hotly-contested presidency seat are the reigning president, Danny Jordaan […]

JOHANNESBURG – The annual boxing celebration of Former president Nelson Mandela in the Eastern Cape is back on track after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The tournament, featuring some of the country’s finest fighters, was relaunched by Eastern Cape boxing promoter Ayanda Matiti on Thursday, at the East London ICC. The event […]

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – Serena Williams was Friday drawn to face France’s Harmony Tan in the first round of Wimbledon as she returns to singles action after a year away. Defending men’s champion Novak Djokovic begins his quest for a seventh title against South Korea’s Kwon Soon-woo, ranked 75th in the world. The early focus […]

JOHANNESBURG – Athletics South Africa (ASA) has named a 20-member preliminary national team for the World Athletics Championships to be held in the United States from 15-24 July. The squad is not yet complete, and athletes can still be added to the national team, provided they achieve the required criteria by the end of the […]

EUGENE – Sha’Carri Richardson crashed out of the 100m heats at the US athletics World Championship trials on Thursday as Olympic silver medallist Fred Kerley made a statement in the men’s first round. Richardson’s failure was the biggest surprise on the opening day of the US outdoor championships, the selection meeting for the World Championships […]

LEEDS – In-form Daryl Mitchell powered New Zealand’s revival after Stuart Broad struck early for England on the first day of the third Test at Headingley on Thursday. New Zealand were 225 for five at close of play, with Mitchell 78 not out following his hundreds at Lord’s and Trent Bridge. Those inspired efforts were […]