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LONDON – Chelsea host Premier League champions Manchester City in a stiff test of the leaders’ title credentials on Saturday as Liverpool and Manchester United bid to keep pace with Thomas Tuchel’s side. The Blues look well-equipped to end the season as English champions for the first time since 2017 after signing Romelu Lukaku to […]

BRISBANE – Under-fire South Africa head into their 100th Test against arch-rivals New Zealand this weekend desperate to recapture the high-pressure style that delivered a World Cup just two years ago. Coach Jacques Nienaber said the South Africans needed to “revisit our soul” after two disappointing losses to Australia, while scrum-half Faf de Klerk talked […]

KOHLER – Jon Rahm is hoping the game that propelled him to the US Open title and the top of the world rankings will help him join the pantheon of Spanish Ryder Cup greats at Whistling Straits. The 43rd edition of the match play clash between the United States and Europe caps a roller-coaster year […]

CAPE TOWN – Over the last couple of months, there’ve been a whole host of South African rugby players switching between teams or moving abroad – whether it be for financial, COVID-19 or family reasons – a lot has happened on the rugby front, and it might be a bit confusing. EWN Sport has compiled […]

DUBAI – Eoin Morgan’s Kolkata Knight Riders won their second straight Indian Premier League match with a seven-wicket thrashing of holders Mumbai Indians on Thursday to move into the top four. Opener Venkatesh Iyer smashed 53 and put on an attacking second-wicket partnership of 88 with Rahul Tripathi, who made an unbeaten 74, as Kolkata […]

BRISBANE, Australia – Wallabies coach Dave Rennie on Thursday questioned new World Rugby guidance capping how much full-contact training teams can do, suggesting it could be detrimental and hard to police. The sport’s governing body has recommended a maximum of 15 minutes full-contact training per week, across two days, in a bid to reduce injuries […]

LONDON, United Kingdom – Anthony Joshua could face his “toughest-ever fight” when he defends the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles against Oleksandr Usyk in London on Saturday, the British boxer’s promoter Eddie Hearn has said. Joshua, 31, has height and reach advantages and will almost certainly be heavier at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium but […]

RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazilian giants Flamengo took a huge stride towards the Copa Libertadores final on Wednesday, dominating Ecuadoran club Barcelona SC to seal a 2-0 victory in their semi-final first leg. Two first-half goals from striker Bruno Henrique set up a convincing win for Flamengo at the Maracana Stadium with the visitors outclassed […]

BERLIN, Germany – Robert Lewandowski has hinted he could finish his career at Bayern Munich as the Bundesliga leaders prepare for Friday’s away match at bottom side Greuther Fuerth. Lewandowski won Europe’s “Golden Shoe” on Tuesday as top scorer in European football after he scored a Bundesliga record 41 goals in 29 games last season. […]

TOULOUSE – South Africa will spend 11 days in France in October to avoid quarantine before three Tests in Britain, the organisers of the 2023 Rugby World Cup said on Thursday. The World Cup-winning Springboks head to Wales on November 6, Scotland seven days later and England on November 20 and would have had to […]