Thabo Qalinge has all the attributes to be a devastating attacking force for Orlando Pirates in the Premier Soccer League but he must learn to get the basics right in crucial moments of the game. This is the view of...
South Africa welcome back world-beaters for second Sri Lanka clash WHAT with a full complement of fast bowlers to choose from and Hashim Amla on the mend from a neck spasm, SA are already happier campers going into today’s second...
Lindile Tshemese and Sharoddene Fortuin shone brightest in their respective junior bantamweight bouts at the weekend when they scored resounding victories at the Mdantsane Indoor Centre and Orient Theatre.  While Tshemese has risen to a credible champion status, Fortuin showed...
Brazilians’ coach says they can win 11 in a row. AS MAMELODI Sundowns approach their penultimate round of the Absa Premiership title chase, coach Pitso Mosimane credited his players for the club’s nine-game winning streak and added the Brazilians had...
Companies hoping to score from the Rugby World Cup returning to South Africa — 28 years after Nelson Mandela handed the trophy to Francois Pienaar – have an anxious wait to see if racial transformation targets will scupper the...
East London’s premier golfing event, the Africa Open, has been moved to the beginning of March to create a South African Swing. This is to enable South Africa’s and Asia’s top golfers to make the event, as many golfers chose...
CONFUSION reigned before the start of the WBF world mini-flyweight title clash between Sibusiso Twani and Luyanda Nkwankwa when an illegal substance was removed from Twani’s hand wraps. The fight was held at East London International Convention Centre on Friday...
The Springbok National Rugby team had departed for the World Cup with divided support‚ and the issue of transformation now “demands serious attention from all who administer the game”‚ Congress of the People (Cope) spokesperson Dennis Bloem said on...
SHARKS rookie flyhalf Fred Zeilinga has been given a huge nod of approval – a start in a game against Western Province that will decide who tops the Currie Cup log, and potentially host the final. It would have been...
Of course‚ Shakira told those at a freezing Suita City Football Stadium in Osaka at half time that‚ “It’s time for Africa”. By the evidence on the stadium’s pristine pitch for the first 45 minutes‚ though‚ it wasn’t. Percy Tau’s stunning‚...
The inaugural winner of many races, including this weekend’s Caltex Sole Destroyer, Makaya Masumpa, is something of an enigma in that he is reserved, dignified and yet always jolly to the extent that his nickname in running circles is “Smiles”. The...
Crunch calculators all you want – Bafana Bafana’s chances of going to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations following last night’s 0-0 home qualifying draw against Cameroon at Moses Mabhida Stadium are so slim only the fanatical would entertain...
East London soccer fans will be treated to top-class action when Chippa United lock horns with Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs for the Premier’s Cup at Sisa Dukashe Stadium next Saturday. This will be the first time the Amakhosi will be...
SCORES of boxing fans are expected to cram the Downtown Boxing Gymnasium in Quigney today for the weigh-in of the Premier Boxing League (PBL) tournament scheduled to be held at East London’s Orient Theatre tomorrow. The anticipation of the weigh-in...
SOME boxers would give anything to fight for a world title, but not Macbute Sinyabi. Sinyabi turned down the opportunity to fight for the IBO featherweight title held by homeboy and former stablemate Simpiwe Vetyeka in a fight that was...
By GEORGE BYRON Relieved Springbok coach Allister Coetzee said although his team’s narrow 19-13 series clinching win over Ireland had not been pretty it was the final result that mattered. The game was in the balance right up until the final...
“It WAS not easy,” Platinum Stars defender Thabiso Semenya said on Monday after his first appearance since his wife was killed in a car accident almost two months ago. Not for one second on the pitch did it look like...
Former Border rugby stars Lionel Cronje and Makazole Mapimpi head into arguably the biggest match of their careers as they line up for the South African ‘A’ team when they head into battle against the French Barbarians at the...
You would be forgiven for feeling a sense of déjà vu as the Warriors head into battle with the Titans in a major final for the second time this season. With the sides having met in the final of the...
Chippa United extended their unbeaten run in the league to six matches when they painfully defeated Bidvest Wits 2-1 in a Absa Premiership at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium last night. A late goal by substitute Mhlengi Cele gave Chippa...
THE Cheetahs are trying to lure Force flyhalf Sias Ebersohn back to Bloemfontein after he showed them just what they’ve been missing at the weekend. Ebersohn starred in the Force’s 23-16 win over the Cheetahs at the Free State Stadium...
Chippa United coach Teboho Moloi says their 1-0 win over Mamelodi Sundowns at the Sisa Dukashe Stadium in Mdantsane at the weekend was a hard-fought battle, where his charges had to dig deep to secure a spot in the...
Kaizer Chiefs fans calling for Steve Komphela to get fired should forget about it. On a day when it was confirmed that successful former Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter is returning to the PSL to coach SuperSport United, Amakhosi chairman Kaizer...
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...
A crack was followed by a boom at the Wanderers yesterday, and not from the skies above even though they were locked and loaded with the kind of clouds that make Johannesburg’s thunderstorms so epic. Instead, the crack came from...
A Valiant lower order fight back saw the Proteas women's team fall just 16-runs short of what would have been a famous chase against the West Indies in the first of their three One-Day International matches at Buffalo Park...
It was déjà vu  for the Eastern Cape boxing contingent in England where Mdantsane boxer Zolani Tete will vie for the WBO world bantamweight title eliminator on Saturday. Tete, who will take on Filipino Arthur Villanueva at Leicester Arena, was...
THE BORDER Cricket Senior Provincial team suffered their first Cricket South Africa (CSA) Three Day challenge clash defeat and continued their poor start to their CSA One Day Cup title defence against North West this past weekend. Border conceded their...
TWITTER users are sinking their teeth into Uruguay striker Luis Suarez today after his World Cup bite scandal, flooding the network with images of him in a muzzle and calling for him to be banned. Uruguay’s 1-0 victory over Italy...
Mthatha Bucks coach Ian Palmer wants to sign two more defenders as he hopes to bolster the team and achieve his mandate of qualifying the team for the NFD playoffs. Currently, Amathol’ amnyama are seventh on the log with 21...
Just when the local boxing fraternity is smarting from the abrupt cutting of ties between Xaba Promotions and Events and longtime boxer Lwandile Sityatha, came another bombshell when Sijuta Promotions severed ties with boxer Simpiwe Vetyeka. Sijuta boss Andile Sidinile...
Inventive Border Bulldogs utility back Masixole “Coyi” Banda has set his sights on winning a berth in the Southern Kings Super Rugby squad. Banda is in Port Elizabeth on trial and should know shortly whether he has made the cut...
Caster Semenya believes she will have a chance to break Zola Budd’s 33-year-old record in the women’s 1500m final at the world championships in London on Monday night. Semenya qualified comfortably for the final by finishing third in her semifinal...
THE Border Bulldogs are looking to continue their learning curve this week as they gear up to face the Toyota Free State XV in Bloemfontein on Saturday. Free State currently sit second on South Section log while the Bulldogs are...
ARSENAL winger Theo Walcott angered Tottenham Hotspur fans while being carted off on a stretcher during his side’s comfortable 2-0 win over their London rivals in the FA Cup on Saturday. Arsenal were already heading into the fourth round draw,...
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...
Floyd Mayweather has no plans to return to the ring after hanging up his gloves undefeated last September, but he is finding opponents as a promoter more difficult to manage. That was the case Monday as reigning World Boxing Association...
An attempt to relaunch the Buffalo Flats Sports Council will be tabled at a meeting between the sports clubs and organisations within Buffalo Flats tonight. The idea behind the relaunch is to once again unite sport in Buffalo Flats under...
Kyle Abbott‚ Tabraiz Shamsi and Aaron Phangiso came off SA’s bench to heap more misery on Australia in the fourth one-day international at St George’s Park on Sunday. The three bowlers‚ all playing their first match in a one-day series...
Just more than 10 years ago, he almost quit rugby but now Mdantsane-born scrumhalf Ntando “Tyson” Kebe finds himself in the Southern Kings starting 15 for their Super Rugby opener against the Sharks at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium...
The road to Rio is a long one but Lusapho April is well on his way as the Eastern Cape’s premier long distance runner to hopefully be heading for his second appearance at the Olympic Games. East London-based April, is...
A new Xhosa rugby magazine show launched in Port Elizabeth this week aims to showcase development rugby while profiling some of the sport’s stars of yesteryear. The show is also intended telling viewers the history of black rugby by profiling...
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...
Mdantsane boxer Zolani Tete continued with his UK heroics when he scored a seven-round stoppage win over Mexican Victor Ruiz at Echo Arena in Liverpool at the weekend. The win capped a third knockout streak for Tete since he adopted...
A middle order collapse almost derailed Border, but some lusty hitting from the lower order saw the hosts end the opening day of their Sunfoil 3-day Cup match against Northern Cape in a strong position at Buffalo Park yesterday...
EXCITEMENT is building as the Daily Dispatch gears up for its 36th annual fun run this month. The Daily Dispatch/Windmill Fun Family Run/Walk will be competed over 4km and 8km and promises to challenge and thrill at the same time. With...
By SILUSAPHO NYANDA Walter Sisulu University's All Blacks pulled off an inspired extra time performance to book a place in the Varsity Shield tournament by beating Rhodes 30-13 yesterday. The host team scored three tries in extra time against Rhodes University...
Finally crowd favourite Xolisani “Nomeva” Ndongeni will take his popularity to the US, where he will defend his IBO world lightweight crown in Las Vegas on August 5. His opponent has not yet been chosen, but the fight will be...
Wayde van Niekerk qualified for the 200m final at the world championships‚ but he had to do it as a fastest qualifier in the semifinals in London on Wednesday night. Van Niekerk ended third in his heat as he clocked...
Struggling Mthatha Bucks have appointed former Chippa United coach Velile “Veza” Dyaloyi as the club’s new head coach. This was revealed by the club chairman Simthembile Ntlantsana yesterday, adding that Dyaloyi will be assisted by now ex-Elliot FC coach Mondli...