JOHANNESBURG – Kaizer Chiefs remained top of the South African Premiership Saturday despite surrendering an unbeaten record as Jabulani Maluleke gave Polokwane City a surprise 1-0 away win in Soweto.Maluleke, one of the most polished midfielders in the league despite being 37 years old, converted a 16th-minute penalty to settle the fifth round match.Mwenya Chibwe […]

CAPE TOWN – The late rugby legend Chester Williams was showered with praise at his funeral, with friends saying he still wanted to do more for South African rugby.One of his closest friends, Steve Harris told mourners that Williams aspired to contribute more to the sport.His funeral was held at the Newlands rugby stadium in […]

LIVERPOOL – Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah ensured Liverpool maintained their 100 percent start to the Premier League season by coming from behind to beat Newcastle 3-1 at Anfield on Saturday.The European champions have a history of starting slowly in early kick-offs under Jurgen Klopp and only arose from their slumber after the Magpies took […]

MADRID – Karim Benzema scored twice on Saturday in an outstanding performance for Real Madrid against Levante, although his side were left hanging on for a 3-2 win on the day Eden Hazard made his La Liga debut.The French striker’s goals came just six minutes apart in the first half on a wet afternoon at […]

PARIS – Neymar has been named in the Paris Saint-Germain starting lineup for the first time for four months as the French champions face Strasbourg on Saturday.It remains to be seen what reception the Brazilian, who tried and failed to engineer a move to Barcelona this summer, gets from the Parc des Princes crowd after […]

CAPE TOWN – Former Springbok rugby players have praised the late Chester Williams for his contribution to the sport in South Africa.A large crowd gathered at Newlands Rugby Stadium on Saturday to pay their final respects to the former Springbok and rugby coach.The rugby hero, who died of a heart attack last week, was honoured […]

LONDON – Liverpool recovered from a shock Newcastle opener to open up a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 win at Anfield, as Tottenham and Chelsea bounced back to form with big wins on Saturday.Tammy Abraham’s sensational form continued as the English forward scored a hat-trick as Chelsea romped […]

JOHANNESBURG – The South African sporting community will Saturday bid farewell to former Springbok wing Chester Williams.Williams died last week at the age of 49.During Williams’s successful Springbok career, he played 27 tests and scored 14 tries.He was part of the squad that won the 1995 World Cup.The rugby hero who died of a heart […]

SYDNEY – Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has said he was personally threatened by fans after vowing not to select Israel Folau over his “disrespectful” anti-gay comments.The deeply Christian player was sacked by Rugby Australia in May for posting on Instagram that “hell awaits” gay people and others he considers sinners.His firing proved hugely divisive and […]

MANCHESTER – Pep Guardiola would love Raheem Sterling to reach the same level as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, but the Manchester City manager is not sure if any player will be able to equal the feats of that legendary pair.Others have recently been comparing Sterling to the two dominant players of the last decade.England […]