By Tiso Black Star Group DIGITAL The hosts top the medals table with nine gold‚ five silver and four bronze. Semenya clocked 4min 01.99sec in the 1500m to break the meet record and beat her nearest rival by more than a...
Flying wing Ruan Combrinck, after his dream debut for the Boks in Johannesburg last week, gets another chance to shine when he makes a much-anticipated start in the rugby Test series-decider against Ireland in Port Elizabeth tomorrow. Combrinck sparked a ferocious...
By ZINGISA MVUMVU The Eastern Cape rumour mill has been in overdrive with news that the province’s only National First Division (NFD) side Mthatha Bucks is up for sale. The rumours were true but club bosses have since made a dramatic...
Fresh from his recent break up with Sbahle Mpisane‚ Itumeleng Khune has spent most of the week trying to defend his selection as part of the country’s Olympic men’s football team. But it all seems to have been forgotten...
By ZINGISA MVUMVU BOXING legend Vuyani “The Beast” Bungu was “touched” by what Friends of Vuyani Bungu (FVB) did for him at the weekend. More than a 1000 people descended on Bungu’s home in West Bank, East London to celebrate his...
By ZINGISA MVUMVU “I became the first athlete to win a major international crown in the new democratic South Africa when I became the world champion on August 20 in 1994. Then the Springboks won the Rugby World Cup the...
By ROSS ROCHE The Border Rugby fraternity was this past weekend rocked by the sudden passing of well known and talented wing Sive Mbebe. The 25-year-old former Walter Sisulu University student and current Swallows player, was out with friends in Mdantsane...
The U13 netball team of Mjelweni Junior Secondary School in Ntabankulu is at risk of not taking part in the national primary schools netball championships in Cape Town next month although they have qualified. Despite being reigning Eastern Cape champions...
By ROSS ROCHE Electricity university rugby action is heading to East London as the University Sports South Africa (Ussa) Rugby Week takes part in the city from Monday to Friday. Universities from across the country will be taking part as 29...
By Tiso Black Star Group DIGITAL Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba performed a spectacular about-turn from the time the team left OR Tambo Airport when he complained about taking an Under-23 side to the Cosafa Cup‚ to practically claiming it...
Oupa Manyisa’s return from a 10-month injury in Saturday’s Carling Black Label Cup will give some cheer to Orlando Pirates fans who have clamoured for their diminutive star midfielder’s return for months. Manyisa admits he’s happy previous Bucs coach Eric...
By ROSS ROCHE THE Border U13 rugby team is hard at work gearing up for the coming U13 rugby week scheduled for Paarl from July 4 to 8. The team, which is made up of the best players on the Border...
Marc Strydom Itumeleng Khune and Tendai Ndoro lead the voting for places in Kaizer Chiefs’ and Orlando Pirates’ Carling Black Label Cup starting lineups. Khune‚ the goalkeeper and darling of the Amakhosi faithful‚ is firmly entrenched to take his place in-between...
By ROSS ROCHE Helpers Rugby Club is a club in the small Village of Zinyoka Location outside of King William’s Town. The club recently received a major boost when the Stutt Group made a donation to them to help improve their...
Nick Said Mamelodi Sundowns’ roller-coaster 2016 African Champions League campaign took another twist when they lost the points from their excellent opening group phase victory over ES Setif in Algeria earlier this month. It means they start on zero points in...
Mninawa Ntloko Premier Soccer League champions (PSL) Mamelodi Sundowns’ long-term deal with sports apparel company Puma is believed to be worth twice as much as the Chloorkop-based club’s previous sponsorship contract with Nike. Insiders at Chloorkop told Tiso Blackstar Digital that...
By VUYOKAZI NKANJENI Chippa United chairman Siviwe Mpengesi has set the record straight with regards to Joseph Molangoane and Thamsanqa Sangweni’s possible exit from his team. “The Molangoane issue was not handled properly. I blame the player and Kaizer Chiefs,” said...
South Africa extended their unbeaten run at Nelson Mandela Stadium to four matches as they edged Ireland 19-13 (half-time 13-10) in a closely-fought third rugby test in Port Elizabeth on Saturday night. Ireland were chasing a first-ever series victory on...
STAFF REPORTER Raven Klaasen will fly South Africa’s lone flag at Wimbledon later on Wednesday as he seeks a place in the semifinals of the men’s doubles at the Championships. The 33-year-old from King William’s Town plays with his American partner...
Three goals in eight second half minutes saw South Africa turn the tables on 10-man Swaziland for a 5-1 win to claim a place in Saturday’s final of the COSAFA Castle Cup. A lacklustre first half display saw South Africa...
By  ROSS ROCHE Exciting young up-andcoming rugby talent will be on show across East London from Monday when the University Sport South Africa (USSA) Rugby Week kicks off in the city. Twenty four universities from across the country will arrive in East...
Kaizer Chiefs have begun what is expected to be a protracted process of refilling their ranks after this week’s dramatic clean out of playing personnel. But negotiations over new purchases are moving slowly‚ according to officials‚ with offers for Thapelo...
If promoters can reach a deal Mthatha would make history by hosting the first-ever world boxing championship involving two Eastern Cape boxers. This was revealed by promoter Ayanda Matiti after his boxer Siphamandla Baleni produced a flawless performance to outwit...
By Tiso Black Star Group DIGITAL While three of the five African countries that competed at the last World Cup in Brazil have been grouped together (Algeria‚ Cameroon and Nigeria in Group A) in the. 2018 Soccer World Cup qualifiers‚...
The moment Mthatha Bucks players step onto the pitch during the National First Division playoffs in eight days’ time, they will be carrying with them the hopes of many aspirant young footballers in the rural former Transkei. That was the...
The Border U16 girls’ team on Friday emerged as the top team at the National Girls’ U16 Week at the HT Pelatona Projects Stadium in Welkom. The Border team defeated Western Province 15-7 in an extremely tight final match. The two...
By ROSS ROCHE A cracking week of Varsity rugby is set to kick off today with the University Sport South Africa (Ussa) rugby week getting underway across East London. Walter Sisulu University (WSU) have been given the honour of hosting this...
Four Border schools cricket stars have been selected to the South African U19 training squad who will gather at the Centre of Excellence in Pretoria in May. The four-day camp will take place from May 5-8 and will be used...
By VUYOKAZI NKANJENI Chippa United coach Dan Malesela had no sooner returned to work yesterday when he said that he would be looking to fortify his team’s defensive line for this coming season. Chippa United enjoyed a superb campaign last season...
Luvo Manyonga delivered yet another South Africa tale of inspiration as he soared to Olympic silver in the long jump at the Rio Games on Saturday night. Cancer-survivor Lawrence Brittain claimed a rowing silver last week, now Manyonga has shown...
Chumani Bambani Mamelodi Sundowns may have unveiled Brazilian defender Ricardo Nascimento as their latest recruit but if coach Pitso Mosimane had things his way‚ he would bring more South African players to the reigning Premier Soccer League (PSL) champions. Downs announced...
By GEORGE BYRON Springbok coach Allister Coetzee says he will keep a close watch on how players perform in the final rounds of Super Rugby and has promised to reward form. Super Rugby resumes this weekend with a full round of...
By GEORGE BYRON It is essential that the Springboks hold their nerve in a winner-take all showdown against an Irish outfit who are on the brink of making rugby history today. If the Irish prevail it will be the first time...
Caster Semenya stormed to victory in the women’s 800m at the Rio Olympics by more than a second on Saturday night. Semenya, who improved her national record to 1min 55.28sec, controlled the race from the start, and apart from Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi...
By ZINGISA MVUMVU Speedy Border Bulldogs wing Makazole Mapimpi wrote himself into the record books on Saturday when he grabbed his second four-try haul of the season. And while the entire Bulldogs team should be commended for their part in the...
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South Africa’s men’s Olympic team held on for 21 minutes plus four more of added time with 10 men to hold Brazil to a 0-0 draw in their opening game of Rio 2016 at Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha in...
By ROSS ROCHE Border’s best school rugby players get down to business today as the Border U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week side kick-off their campaign against the Blue Bulls at Kearsney College in Durban. The two sides will compete in the main...
The inclement weather sweeping through the province has dealt a low blow to preparations around a boxing tournament scheduled for Friday meant to celebrate the legacy of late struggle icon and former president Nelson Mandela.  The event was initially scheduled...
Possibly the only thing faster than Michael Phelps on Wednesday morning was the reaction of the internet trolls. Almost before American Phelps had climbed out of the pool after claiming his 20th gold medal in Rio‚ his rival Chad le...
South African gold medallist Wayde van Niekerk was warmly congratulated on his record-breaking 400m run by the world’s fastest sprinter Usain Bolt. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chogTEXxFLg Van Niekerk set a world record time of 43.03sec at the Rio Games on Sunday night. Bolt excused himself...
By VUYOKAZI NKANJENI Chippa United boss Siviwe Mpengesi yesterday unveiled the 13 new players he has signed in his bold attempt to bolster his squad for the upcoming Premier Soccer League season. The marquee signing was undoubtedly 26-year-old former Kaizer Chiefs,...
After a few hiccups over the date and venue, the third edition of the annual Madiba boxing celebrations will finally take place at the Orient Theatre tonight. Presented by Xaba Promotions and Events, the show was beset by uncertainty when...
By ZINGISA MVUMVU The net seems to be closing in on Andile Sidinile now that Eastern Cape Boxing Promoters Association (ECBPA) chairman Ayanda Matiti has said the Sijuta Promotions boss is on his own. Sidinile, the association’s former secretary-general, may also...
The ambition of the Border Bulldogs to win the Currie Cup First Division have been dealt a major blow after two regular players have been ruled out for the remainder of the season due to injuries. Athenkosi Manentsa and Nkosikhona...
ROSS ROCHE Over a thousand of the best Masters hockey players from around the country, as well as teams from Zimbabwe, Ghana and Namibia, start flocking into East London today ahead of a long weekend of the South African Masters...
By MESULI ZIFO Boxing is back at Selborne Park tennis courts as the battle to find a suitable Buffalo City venue continues. Orient Theatre is too small for the volumes of boxing lovers in the region, so promoters resort to alternative...
  NICK SAID South Africa’s Under-23 side got a bitter taste of what they can expect at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in August after they were thumped 4-1 by hosts Japan in a friendly match played in Matsumoto...
By ZINGISA MVUMVU Will Border Bulldogs follow in the footsteps of the Boland Kavaliers on Friday night when they meet Free State? The answer rests at the Buffalo City Stadium where Border will look to emulate Boland who clobbered the Free...
By Tiso Black Star Group DIGITAL For South Africa’s two major Super Rugby strugglers‚ the Cheetahs and the Southern Kings‚ life just gets harder as their participation in the tournament comes to an end. In Bloemfontein the Cheetahs began the week...