JOHANNESBURG – Nine non-contact sports federations – including Tennis SA – have issued a joint statement appealing to national government to consider the economic and health impact of restricting organised sport in South Africa.In a statement released Friday, the federations said that following the recent announcement regarding the regulations governing level 3 lockdown, the financial […]

ROME – Italy’s top-flight Serie A soccer league has been given the go-ahead to restart on 20 June following the novel coronavirus stoppage, Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora said on Thursday.He added that there was a possibility the resumption of the season, which was suspended on 9 March, could be preceded by Italian Cup matches one […]

NEW YORK – Four-times Olympic champion Simone Biles said she was hopeful the rescheduled Tokyo Games will take place next year, amid concern over the global response to the novel coronavirus.“I’m just praying for the best, hoping that it goes on – for selfish reasons, of course – but for all the athletes around the […]

LONDON – Daniel Ricciardo had discussions with Ferrari over a possible move to the Italian Formula One team before opting for McLaren, the Australian said on Thursday.Ricciardo is of Italian descent and has long been considered an obvious target for Ferrari, the sport’s oldest and most glamorous team.In the end, Ferrari chose McLaren’s Spaniard Carlos […]

JOHANNESBURG – The DHL Stormers, Cape Cobras and Cape Town City FC are set to play in the EsportSA #3teams1city Super Challenge commencing in June.Live events have been cancelled and seasons suspended. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the most significant disruption to the worldwide sporting calendar since World War II. Although some training and leagues […]

PARIS – Real Madrid and Manchester United remain the two most valuable football clubs in Europe, according to a report released on Thursday by accountancy firm KPMG.La Liga giants Real lead a list of the continent’s 32 most valuable teams as of 1 January, with KPMG estimating the value of the 13-time European champions at […]

Born and raised in Limpopo, Cecilia Molokwane discovered netball while hanging around her sister. While it attracted her attention, she also showed promise in a variety of sports while being taught at a Roman Catholic school.“Netball was not my first passion,” she told EWN Sport. “I was a sprinter, 100 meters, and 200 meters. I […]

JOHANNESBURG – Minister of Cooperative Governance Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma announced on Thursday that non-contact sport would be allowed to return behind closed doors when the country moved to level 3 of the lockdown on June 1.Sport worldwide and in South Africa has been on hold since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.Earlier this month, the German […]

SYDNEY – Australia announced dates for India’s lucrative Test cricket tour as the centrepiece of a busy home season on Thursday, but admitted that plans remained in flux because of the coronavirus.Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts said the picture was “evolving every day” as he unveiled men’s fixtures against Zimbabwe, the West Indies and Afghanistan, […]

LONDON – LONDON – The Premier League season is set to restart on 17 June, three months after it was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, British media reported on Thursday.No matches have been played since Leicester’s 4-0 win over Aston Villa on 9 March, with Liverpool just two wins away from securing the title.Top-flight […]