Cup double will be cherry on top ADDING the Nedbank Cup to the Absa Premiership title will be a most illustrious end to Kaizer Chiefs’ torrid two years of “window shopping”, watching Soweto rivals Orlando Pirates win every cup on...
She doesn’t qualify as she isn’t training, says SA body OLYMPIC silver medallist Caster Semenya was a surprise exclusion from the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee’s (Sascoc) Operation Excellence (Opex) programme when the new list of athletes was released...
Players expected to challenge decision ERNIE Els has predicted a legal battle over the ban on anchoring putters set to come into force in 2016 and admitted he would not have won last year’s British Open without a long putter. Els’...
MFUNDO Gwayana is one of the boxers whose inclusion in the lucrative Premier Boxing League (PBL) raised eyebrows. However, the former SA junior-flyweight champion who got the nod to compete in the flyweight division ahead of top-rated flyweight boxers is...
EC side welcomes back top stars for Cheetahs tie EXTRA firepower has been added to the Southern Kings lineup for their “make or break” Super Rugby showdown against the Cheetahs at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Dynamic centre Andries...
But tough SA derbies await best ever rookie team THE Southern Kings are planning to stage rugby’s equivalent of the epic Second World War movie “The Great Escape” when they fight to avoid the wooden spoon in the South African...
THERE was little time for celebration, according to Kaizer Chiefs captain Itumeleng Khune, as Amakhosi looked to bounce back from a shock league defeat at the weekend. Chiefs, who had already bagged the Absa Premiership title ahead of the final...
AUSTRALIAN coach Robbie Deans has challenged playmaker Quade Cooper to assert himself in his tour game against the British and Irish Lions if he wants to play for the Wallabies in next month’s three-Test series. The maverick flyhalf, who clashed...
IT was glitz, glamour and gloves at the launch of the Premier Boxing League (PBL) at the East London Convention Centre on Thursday evening when the 16 boxers to drive the league were unveiled. Attended by boxing stakeholders from across...
FORMER Proteas fast bowler Makhaya Ntini says he is not considering retirement, despite being a notable omission when the Warriors named their contracted cricket squad for the 2013/14 season this week. Ntini, who spent 18 years playing for Border and...
POLICE arrested three Indian cricketers yesterday including Test player Shantakumaran Sreesanth over allegations of spot-fixing during a domestic Twenty20 game. “It is with considerable regret and anguish that I pronounce the arrest of three players, namely Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and...
A BITTER feud in the camp of former IBF female world welterweight champion Noni Thenge has led to the fighter severing ties with long-time trainer Boy Boy Mpulampula. The split comes just weeks before Thenge’s return to the ring when...
Brothers Jeff and Matt Williams, born and bred in East London, will line up for the Emerging South African Barbarians against English  champions Saracens, captained by John Smit, in London tonight. Their selection to the Nick Mallet-coached outfit is a...
THIS evening will mark the dawn of the new era in boxing when Premier Boxing League (PBL) is officially launched at the East London International Convention Centre. While boxing fans will be on tenterhooks to witness the birth of the...
KAIZER Chiefs’ season culminated in a clumsy performance against SuperSport United last night. But the 1-1 draw will not bother Amakhosi much as it was enough to bring the glory days back. As expected, the opening minutes were challenging on...
IT IS Kaizer Chiefs’ night to savour. Stuart Baxter’s moment to bask in his success in his first season with Amakhosi, who have toiled for eight years without a Premier League title. Amakhosi face SuperSport United tonight at the Peter...
FORMER Springbok skipper John Smit has formally retired after Saracens lost the English Premiership semifinal to 27-13 against the Northampton Saints on Sunday. Smit, 35, is set to take up the job of Sharks chief executive on July 1, but...
ORLANDO Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza will arrive in Cairo this morning on a two- pronged mission. First at 10am, Khoza will attend the Confederation of African Football inter-club subcommittee on matters relating to improving soccer on the continent. At 2pm, Khoza...
IN AN age when a playing career guarantees sheltered employment for former cricketers, regardless of their competence or lack thereof in real life, Russell Domingo has earned every job he has had. His appointment as Gary Kirsten’s successor is no...
SOUTHERN Kings director of rugby Alan Solomons described Luke Watson’s leadership as “absolutely brilliant and inspirational” after he led his team to an exciting 34-27 win over the Highlanders at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday. After being hammered 72-10...
GARY Kirsten’s shock exit as SA’s coach yesterday was a third strike for a team that should be focused on their preparations for the Champions Trophy. In the space of 11 days, Jacques Kallis has made himself unavailable for the...
WINGER Rod Davies scored two tries as the Queensland Reds notched a bonus-point four tries before halftime in beating the Sharks 32-17 in Super Rugby yesterday. The win ended a series of close matches for the Reds – two draws...
IN selecting David Moyes as the man to succeed legendary manager Alex Ferguson, Manchester United have chosen a successor hewn from the same stone as the man he must try to replace. Moyes, 50, is a fellow Glaswegian, and he...
CHEETAHS flank Heinrich Brüssow will play a crucial role against the Hurricanes during tonight’s Super Rugby encounter in Bloemfontein, especially in light of the absence of outstanding flank Lappies Labuschagne. The Cheetahs are ideally placed to top the South African...
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...
DIRT Biking is returning to the Eastern Cape with the Kei National Enduro being hosted at Spring Valley, Brakfontein this weekend. The Enduro will see many massive names in the sport from around the country coming to East London to...
WITH a tinge of sadness, Gavin Hunt admitted he was still upset with SuperSport United’s shock Caf Confederations Cup exit. But Hunt also urged Matsatsantsa to quickly overcome their disappointment and focus on tougher battles ahead, starting with their Nedbank...
RECENTLY deposed SA junior-featherweight champion Macbute Sinyabi has made a startling revelation about the reasons for dumping longtime mentor Nick Durandt. Sinyabi claimed that he left the boxing club in Johannesburg because of differences with some of the fighters there...
ONE of the boxing loyal marriages between Macbute Sinyabi and Nick Durandt has finally ended after the fighter left the revered Johannesburg trainer at the weekend. Durandt confirmed that Sinyabi sent him an SMS informing him that he had left...
ACE playmaker Cecil Afrika and debutant Werner Kok will join the Springbok Sevens squad ahead of the last tournament of the HSBC World Sevens Series at Twickenham, in London, this weekend. Afrika has been declared fit following a knee strain...
CHAMPIONS Chiefs and the Bulls kept the heat on Super 15 frontrunners Brumbies with victories this weekend as the NSW Waratahs went on a 11-try rampage in South Africa. The Chiefs beat the Rebels 39-33 to draw level with the...
THE absence of Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter for their next two matches will not affect the title ambitions of the Soweto giants, according to striker Lehlohonolo Majoro. Baxter was shown a red card in the dying stages of their...
KAIZER Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter is convinced he has the antidote for tricky National First Division side United FC, whom he believes play “expansive football”, when the two teams meet in the Nedbank Cup semifinal tonight . Chiefs are still...
THE Southern Kings are determined to maintain their unbeaten record against Australian opposition when they clash with the Waratahs in a Super Rugby match at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium today (kick-off 5.05pm). This season the Kings have beaten the Western Force and...
PROTEAS convenor of selectors Andrew Hudson and coach Gary Kirsten have taken some gambles when choosing their 15- man squad for next month’s ICC Champions Trophy in England and Wales. Left-handed batsman JP Duminy was included despite still not being...
SOUTHERN Kings head coach Matt Sexton says his team must contain the “big busting” players in the Waratahs side when the teams clash at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium tomorrow . Faced with an outfit who are unafraid to run the...
KAIZER Chiefs' title ambitions were put on hold after the Absa Premiership leaders were beaten 3-1 by strugglers Ajax Cape Town at Cape Town Stadium last night. Chiefs remained six points clear of fellow contenders Platinum Stars, who were set...
THE likelihood that Springbok flank and former world player of the year Schalk Burger will return to top-flight rugby suffered another setback after he underwent more surgery yesterday. It was Burger’s third operation in the past two months. His ordeal began...
GOOD Hope Cricket club wicketkeeper and Border senior-provincial team captain Abongile Sodumo believes their 2013 Momentum Club Championships campaign has revived their hunger for success. Good Hope became the first all-black African team to win the Border Cricket Super League...
TROUBLE continues to mount for Blackburn Rovers with news that the team will be charged with assaulting a match official on Saturday. Speaking to the Daily Dispatch yesterday, Premier Soccer League general manager Luxolo September said the team together with...
ORLANDO Pirates will use tonight’s Absa Premiership match against relegation-threatened Chippa United to assess midfielder Oupa Manyisa’s readiness for the all-important Caf Champions League clash with TP Mazembe in Lubumbashi. Manyisa has been given the all-clear after being rested when...
XOLISANI Ndongeni’s stunning victory over defending champion Godfrey Nzimande to capture his SA junior-lightweight crown at Eat London’s Orient Theatre at the weekend, has capped a good run by local fighters in national title bouts. Coming in as an unknown...
IN ONE of the dominant performances by a challenger in South African rings, unknown Xolisani Ndongeni put on a great show to easily dethrone Godfrey Nzimande from his SA junior lightweight title at East London’s Orient Theatre yesterday. Coming in...
THE top-of-the-table Absa Premiership clash between log-leaders Kaizer Chiefs and Platinum Stars produced a goalless draw yesterday. It could well have been the title decider, but the wait to determine who is crowned Premier League champions will drag on now...
THE Stormers re-ignited their Super Rugby season with a hard-fought 18-16 win over the Wellington Hurricanes in Palmerston North, New Zealand, yesterday. The Cape Town-based Stormers were nosed in front by a 64th minute try by winger Gio Aplon and...
IN A match set to potentially decide the destiny of the Absa Premiership title, Kaizer Chiefs and Platinum Stars will clash at the Peter Mokaba Stadium tomorrow , kick-off at 3pm. Only six points separate the sides with Chiefs leading...
GOOD Hope Cricket Club, representing Border at the annual Momentum National Club Championships in Pretoria, lost their fourth match of the tournament against North- West University yesterday . The nine-wicket defeat was heart- breaking as the club were keen to...
EAST London plays host to the South African Ultimate Frisbee National Championships being staged at Hudson Park High School this weekend. The annual competition, which was held in Cape Town last year, is being held in the Eastern Cape for...
THE SA Rugby Union handed out 15 Springbok contracts yesterday but omitted to give contracts to players who have signed for overseas-based clubs. That means the likes of Bryan Habana, JP Pietersen and locks Juandre Kruger and Andries Bekker –...
FIERY Luke Watson has been dropped to the bench for the Southern Kings’ crunch Super Rugby showdown against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday. Kings director of rugby Alan Solomons described the switch as a “horses for courses” decision, which...