Future Tigers aim to secure promotion to the National First Division as they begin their ABC Motsepe League campaign, after having finished in second place last season. Tigers coach Asanda Mvalo said all the team wanted in this round was...
SA go into the fourth one-day international in Melbourne today knowing an Australian win will decide the series. And that, according to Hashim Amla, is no bad thing. “It’s a good situation to be in, in that there is some...
Border Bulldogs will be hoping to record their first victory of the Currie Cup First Division 2015 season when they meet Boland tonight at the Buffalo City Stadium in East London. Their coach Elliot Fana was “convinced” of victory against Boland,...
Twenty20 cricket’s showpiece tournament begins in earnest today as India, once so sniffy about the glitzy World T20, get the group stages under way for the first time on home soil. The build-up has been marred by rows over security...
Louis Oosthuizen completed an unwanted career Grand Slam at the US PGA Championship at the Quail Hollow Club on Sunday – second at each of golf’s four majors. Oosthuizen ended the season’s fourth major in a tie for second at...
A fantastic Proteas bowling effort blew the West Indies off Buffalo Park before the South Africans wrapped up the five-match one-day series in style with a crushing nine-wicket victory last night. The bowling attack saw the Windies collapse to 122 all...
It's official, the Nedbank Cup last 32 game between ABC Motsepe League outfit EC Bees and struggling Premier Soccer League giants Orlando Pirates will be played at the Sisa Dukashe Stadium next month. This was confirmed by the Premier Soccer...
It is all systems go for the third edition of the Nelson Mandela boxing day when four titles will be contested at Selborne Park on Friday. Presented by Xaba Promotions and Events (XPE) and shown live on SABCTV, the tournament...
The quest for former pound for pound star Nkosinathi Joyi to return to the boxing summit seems to be taking a longer winding road than anticipated. Since getting knocked out by perennial journeyman Rey Loreto of Philippines in the first...
The Chevrolet Warriors’ bid to reach the playoff stage of the Momentum One-Day Cup received a major shot in the arm late yesterday with the news that Simon Harmer will be playing this weekend. Harmer has been released by Cricket...
ALEX Ferguson will retire as Manchester United boss at the end of the season, the Premier League champions announced yesterday, ending the career of the most successful manager English football has known. Ferguson, 71, guided United to 13 Premier League...
Mamelodi Sundowns will have to overcome not only the reigning Japanese League champions for a place in the semifinals of the Club World Cup but also some fervent ‘home’ support. Kashima Antlers booked their meeting with Sundowns in a quarterfinal...
Stand-in Proteas Test captain Faf du Plessis faces a nervous wait as the International Cricket Council investigates him for possible ball tampering. Du Plessis could land in hot water after footage emerged of him applying saliva to the ball with...
A BLACK South African fast bowler who claims he was forced to leave the country almost five years ago to realise his dream of playing international cricket is eagerly counting the days until he is eligible to play for...
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...
When Cobus Reinach finally got what many thought was a deserved Springbok call-up, a coach who should know what he is talking about said he wasn’t a Test player. This was said with the kind of certainty that made one...
A lapse of concentration at the back cost Bafana Bafana three points in their opening 2018 World Cup qualifier against Burkina Faso here on Saturday. Bafana were on their way to a victory after Dean Furman had given them the...
The University of Fort Hare sealed their place in the main game of the University Sport South Africa (USSA) Cricket B Week today – with a game to spare – after crushing the University of Limpopo (Turfloop) by nine...
Brazil face Germany in do-or-die clash. AS BRAZIL and Germany prepare to do battle in their World Cup semifinal today, old stereotypes of both countries’ football philosophies are being rewritten. Amazingly for two World Cup powerhouses with 24 semifinal appearances, this...
Young Formula 4 racing talent Sisa Ngebulana Junior’s star continues to rise after he was named McLaren Performance Academy Driver of the Year for 2015 at an awards ceremony held at the Formula 1 team’s Woking headquarters recently. “It wasn't...
BURLY loose-forward Fotu Auelua, who flourished under Jake White’s short but influential stay at the Brumbies, is back to haunt his old mentor. The Samoan, who is the only change from the Brumbies’ 40-20 drubbing against the Crusaders last week,...
Cricket SA confirmed on Monday that Aaron Phangiso was sanctioned for contravening the player's code of conduct but denied the Proteas spinner was dropped from the ODI squad for the upcoming series against England as a result. The 31-year-old Highveld...
The school rugby season kicks off with some top-class action as the Border Schools Rugby Day gets under way at Selborne College tomorrow. High schools from across the Border region will be out in full force at Selborne, while the...
Former Border semi-professional captain Abongile Sodumo is thriving in his new career of umpiring after retiring from playing in 2015. Sodumo, a wicketkeeper batsman, who represented Border, Eastern Province and the Warriors over a playing career that spanned more than...
Mthatha Bucks will be counting on the influence of their 12th man and coming out tops against Black Leopards in an NFD encounter at the Mthatha Stadium this afternoon.  The Mthatha outfit will be out to redeem themselves following their...
The much-anticipated friendly between the Border Bulldogs and Blue Bulls scheduled for tomorrow has been called off because Border Rugby Union could not raise funds to host the Pretoria outfit. This was revealed by BRU administrator Monde Tabata who said...
An exciting cycling talent is emerging in Port Elizabeth as young Imveli Cycling Academy rider Luthando Meintjies saw is star continue to rise with a super effort in the Daily Dispatch Cycle Tour race on Sunday morning. The 17-year-old Meintjies...
  The dispute over the SA mini-flyweight title deepened yesterday despite Mthatha contender Siphamandla Baleni scoring a win and thus boosting his chances of challenging for it. Baleni, who was originally slated to contest for the title only for him to...
Exciting Mountain Bike action is on the cards tomorrow as the Dispatch Cycle weekend kicks off with the Daily Dispatch Mountain Bike Challenge at Hillview Farm. Around 200 mountain bikers are expected to take part in the popular event which is...
THOUGH international soccer has taken over as the main attraction at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, its time in the sun will be short but sweet. After the playoff for third place at the Orange African Cup of Nations on...
Pitso Mosimane has promised to play his strongest possible side on Tuesday night as the newly crowned African Super Cup winners take on Platinum Stars in another Premier Soccer League catch-up fixture. “The game is key so we are going...
Confederation of African Football (Caf) executive member Danny Jordaan has promised that the new force at the helm of African football will improve organisation and emphasise development. The wind of change blows through Caf with the election in Addis Ababa‚...
NFD rookies Mthatha Bucks have roped in former Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Arthur Bartman as their goalkeeper coach on a one-year deal. Bartman’s inclusion to the Mthatha side’s camp is one of the attempts the club’s management is embarking on to...
SA schools vie for supremacy WATER polo action shifts into high gear today as the 39th annual Old Mutual Wealth National Schools’Water Polo Tournament kicks off in eight pools at six venues around Buffalo City. The event featuring 1 600 competitors...
The dominant Proteas will look to wrap up the One Day International series against the West Indies when the two sides clash in the third match at Buffalo Park today. After the Twenty20 blip, where the Proteas lost the series...
Cheers and ululation filled the terminal at OR Tambo International airport as Team SA arrived home. The man of the moment was Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula‚ who took to the stage to announce that he would be increasing the reward...
About 30 professional rugby hopefuls who made up the Border Saru Academy have been left in limbo to fend for themselves. This as a massive blow to junior rugby in the Border region was confirmed yesterday when Saru administrator Monde...
Finally some normality has returned in the contentious junior-bantamweight division when Lindile Tshemese becomes the first boxer to defend the title in four years. Tshemese will risk the crown against nemesis Thembelani Maphuma at Orient Theatre tonight. He will become the...
Boxing golden boy Azinga Fuzile’s trainer Mzamo Njekanye believes his charge is ready to grab the spotlight when he fights in the Featherweight Super 4 (S4). Fuzile will face internationally acclaimed Tshifhiwa Munyai in the semifinals of the series, scheduled...
INDIA’S record-breaking batsman Sachin Tendulkar announced yesterday that he would retire after playing his 200th Test match next month, calling time on a career stretching nearly a quarter of a century. Tendulkar, the highest run-scorer in Test cricket history and...
By GEORGE BYRON Rugby emotions are set to boil over when angry clubs launch another bid to topple Eastern Province president Cheeky Watson at a SA Rugby-convened general meeting in Port Elizabeth on Monday. Previous meetings have been marred by brawling;...
The best are beginning to separate themselves from the rest as the club rugby season heads into its fifth weekend of action tomorrow.  The top teams in the Border Super League to date are looking to move ahead of the...
Former SuperSport United striker Dino Ndlovu has made a return to the Bafana Bafana squad for the back-to-back 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Angola next month, with the first match set to be played in Benguela on November 13. Ndlovu...
Chippa United have re-appointed the evergreen Peter Koutroulis to the position of chief executive of the club. Chippa announced the news yesterday saying Koutroulis had already hit the ground running in a position he held at the same club before...
Former Cricket South Africa (CSA) president Mtutuzeli Nyoka says Proteas selectors ought to take a gamble on speed sensation Kagiso Rabada as the next Test captain in the not-too-distant future. Speaking on transformation in local cricket – including the recent...
The young Border U19 Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Week team returned from a home yesterday from a tough cricket week where they learned a lot. With most of the team expected to be involved in next year’s team again it was...
Jackie Gunguluza may hold the ignominy of being one the best boxers produced in the land never to win a world title. But the man who they called “Pressure Cooker” etched his name in the history books by becoming the...
By ROSS ROCHE University Sport South Africa rugby action is on the menu today with the competition’s B Division moving into its next phase. Local hope Fort Hare University has dropped into the lower half of the division after tasting defeat...
Mountain Bike action reaches fever pitch in East London as some of the country’s top mountain bikers battle for the Daily Dispatch Mountain Bike Challenge title at Wings Park on Sunday morning. Daily Dispatch Cycle Tour darling Anriette Schoeman and...
Bafana Bafana want to again create a culture of putting away opponents at home, said vice-captain Dean Furman ahead of today’s friendly international against Guinea-Bissau at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. South Africa, once poor travellers on the continent,...