Sport

Eight dead in Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon stadium crush

Cameroonian President Paul Biya ordered an investigation into the tragedy that occurred on Monday as crowds attempted to enter the Olembe Stadium in the capital Yaounde to watch the host nation play the Comoros

Spectators barred from South Africa-India matches

CSA says in a statement that a joint decision had been taken with the Board of Control for Cricket in India to bar spectators from the ground

Nadal tests positive for Covid in latest blow for tennis legend

The Spanish former world number one said he took the test when he returned to Spain from Abu Dhabi where he took part in an exhibition tournament last week.

China’s Peng denies making sex assault claim but WTA not convinced

Last month on China's Twitter-like Weibo platform, Peng Shuai had alleged that former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli coerced her into sex during an on-off relationship spanning several years.

New Zealand’s cricket team to return to Pakistan

The Black Caps will tour Pakistan from December 2022 to January 2023 to play two World Test Championship fixtures and three one-day internationals, New Zealand administrators said.

Crunch time for the Africa Cup of Nations

With the main stadium unfinished and Covid-19 on the move, Africa’s football tournament has ... let’s call them issues. Still, the hosts insist Afcon will go ahead

Fraud case just one example of governance failings at Basketball SA

The sport body’s former national administrator allegedly stole money by substituting his own bank account details for a service provider’s

I’m not done, says winning coach Jerry Tshabalala

Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies might have had a phenomenal year, but the man who guided them to become African champions has bigger plans for himself on a wider football stage

Will a biennial World Cup be good for Africa?

Some say it will bring more funds and other development opportunities to football on the continent, but others remain sceptical and deeply suspicious of Fifa’s true motives.

Tribute: David Lacey, the greatest football correspondent ever to write in English

David Lacey, who died earlier this month at age 83, leaves an imposing legacy: his writing is the standard by which every football journalist will forever be judged

The 2021 M&G Sport Audit: How our national teams fared this year

Once more we have the opportunity to take our marking pen to their performance

It’s a goal: How a former gangster is changing the lives of children through football

Wynne Dryden is dedicating his life to children in Epping Forest’s gang-riddled streets with the help of his love for soccer

Concern deepens for Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai’s safety after email

Peng Shuai has not been heard from since alleging two weeks ago that a powerful Chinese politician had sexually assaulted her

Bafana vs Ghana: Safa doubles down on accusations of match manipulation

The country’s football barons delivered an extraordinary press conference on Wednesday afternoon

Racism in English cricket is institutional, Rafiq tells lawmakers

Prior to Tuesday's hearing, the fallout for Yorkshire — one of England's most successful and historic clubs — had been swift and devastating.

Bafana Bafana ‘robbery’: Safa pray for precedent

Match replays are not unheard of in recent times and SA’s footballing authorities are hoping to benefit

England, New Zealand eye T20 final spot in shadow of 2019 classic

New Zealand have been the perennial underdogs in top events but a runners-up finish in the ODI World Cup and becoming world Test champions after beating India in the final has proved their consistency across formats

South African football’s ticking time bomb

More and more, supporters are treated as an afterthought in a game that is nothing without them. It’s a state of affairs that could seriously hurt the growth of the sport

T20 Cricket World Cup: Same old Proteas or renewed hope?

Proteas steer course twixt hope and dread
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