Novak Djokovic faces battle to win over Australian fans after permission to return | Tumaini Carayol

During the early days of January this year, in the heat of the Australian summer, the streets of Melbourne’s central business district had descended into brief, surreal chaos. People sat across the pavement, groaning as they furiously rubbed their faces. Puddles of milk were scattered across the street after people had rushed through the adjacent … Read more

Stokes, Curran star as England win T20 World Cup | The Citizen

Ben Stokes and Sam Curran starred as England edged Pakistan by five wickets to win the Twenty20 World Cup on Sunday and become the sport’s first dual white-ball champions, holding both the 50 and 20-over titles. Jos Buttler’s side held Pakistan to 137-8 in front of a partisan 80,462 fans at a heaving Melbourne Cricket … Read more

Sundowns get sweet revenge against Pirates and win Carling Cup | The Citizen

It was a sweet revenge for Mamelodi Sundowns, as they hammered 10-man Orlando Pirates 4-0 in the final of the Carling Black Label Cup at the FNB Stadium on Saturday evening.  Downs were aiming to settle the score having suffered a 3-0 loss against Bucs in the semi-finals of the MTN8, which was eventually won by … Read more

Haaland late show sends Man City top, Leeds win thriller | The Citizen

Erling Haaland fired Manchester City to the top of the Premier League as the champions recovered from Joao Cancelo’s dismissal to clinch a last-gasp 2-1 win against Fulham, while Leeds staged a stirring fightback to beat Bournemouth 4-3 on Saturday. ALSO READ: Six players to watch at Qatar World Cup Pep Guardiola’s side led through … Read more

Galiem & Ferreira win T20 title with top-class finishing for Titans | The Citizen

Dayyaan Galiem and Donavon Ferreira produced a top-class display of finishing with the bat as they steered the Northerns Titans to a thrilling four-wicket victory with two balls to spare over the KZN Dolphins in the CSA T20 Challenge final in Potchefstroom on Saturday. The pair came together with the Titans on a wobbly 98/5 … Read more

Attacks should decide T20 final, or will Brevis inspiration win it? | The Citizen

The Northerns Titans and the KZN Dolphins, the two teams that will contest the CSA T20 Challenge final in Potchefstroom on Saturday afternoon, both have powerful bowling attacks that should decide the destination of the trophy, or will another inspirational innings by Dewald Brevis prove the difference? It seems that the final will be played … Read more

Sundowns ladies goalkeeper Dlamini delighted with opening win | The Citizen

Getting three points in the opening game of the Caf Women’s Champions League was the main goal, says Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies goalkeeper Andile Dlamini. ALSO READ: Dzvukamanja said to be in his last days at Pirates Sundowns Ladies began the second edition of the women’s champions league with an important 2-1 win against Bayelsa Queens … Read more

Markram after thrilling Proteas win: ‘We had to find a way in tricky conditions’ | The Citizen

Aiden Markram said it was “all about finding a way” on a spicy Perth Stadium pitch as he and David Miller scored top-class half-centuries to take South Africa to victory by five wickets with two balls to spare in a thrilling T20 World Cup clash with India on Sunday. India had chosen to bat first … Read more

URC result: Tough win for Bulls, despite 44-22 scoreline, won’t muzzle critics | The Citizen

It was perhaps even tougher than coach Jake White expected but the Bulls managed to end their tour on a wining note as they beat Benetton 44-22 in their United Rugby Championship match in Treviso on Friday night, but their performance was still not good enough to muzzle their critics. Read more: Jake on the … Read more