Mosiako stuns quality field in Joburg

The winning runner said he had only been aiming for a top-10 finish.

Thabang Mosiako delivered a thunderous kick in the closing stages to produce the performance of his career on Sunday, beating a packed line-up at the FNB Joburg 10k CityRun.

Mosiako stuns quality field in Joburg

Mosiako stuns quality field in Joburg

The winning runner said he had only been aiming for a top-10 finish.

Another injury for Moolman-Pasio

Another injury for Moolman-Pasio

Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio’s season has come to an early close due to injury for the second year in a row.
Kenya’s Kipchoge wins Berlin marathon, but misses record

Kenya’s Kipchoge wins Berlin marathon, but misses record

Kenya’s Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge underlined his status as the world’s best current long-distance runner by winning the Berlin men’s marathon on Sunday, but missed the world record.
Latvia’s Ostapenko wins Korea Open tennis

Latvia’s Ostapenko wins Korea Open tennis

Top seed Jelena Ostapenko clinched victory at the Korea Open on Sunday, defeating Brazil’s Beatriz Haddad Maia in a closely contested three-set final.
Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio crashes at World Champs

Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio crashes at World Champs

After doing all the hard work to get herself into a good position, fate strikes her with a cruel blow.
Currie Cup: Curwin Bosch shows class in a Durban downpour

Currie Cup: Curwin Bosch shows class in a Durban downpour

The gifted flyhalf tames the wet conditions as the Sharks keep an error-prone Blue Bulls at bay.
Kirsten McCann is SA’s clear medal hope

Kirsten McCann is SA’s clear medal hope

The Olympic rower delivered a creditable performance last year in Rio and looks set for a podium finish at the World Champs in Florida.

Wozniacki whips Russian to retain WTA Tokyo crown

Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki romped to a 6-0, 7-5 victory over Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on Sunday to win her third Pan Pacific Open.

Parker sets sights on Joshua bout after Fury victory

New Zealand’s Joseph Parker said he had the skills to exploit Anthony Joshua’s ‘weaknesses’ after beating Hughie Fury by a majority points decision to defend his WBO world heavyweight title.

New dad Casey leads PGA Tour Championship by two shots

Paul Casey has been flying under the radar heading into the Tour Championship but the Englishman emerged from a star-studded leaderboard on Saturday to seize a two-shot lead heading into the final round.

Power couple Nadal, Federer rule out full-time partnership

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer took Team Europe to within two wins of lifting the Laver Cup on Saturday after they played doubles together for the first time, but ruled out a full-time partnership on the tour.

soccer

AC Milan crash to second Serie A defeat at Sampdoria

Duvan Zapata and Ricky Alvarez scored as Sampdoria condemned big-spending AC Milan to their second defeat of the Serie A campaign 2-0 in Genoa on Sunday.

Istanbul derby delivers three goals, five red cards

Five players were given their marching orders in a fiery Super Lig clash between Istanbul giants Fenerbahce and Besiktas on Saturday with two of the red cards dished out in the final minutes.

Bobby Motaung set to lose Bentley after failure to pay for a year – report

‘Bob Steak’ has reportedly been playing ‘hide and seek’ with Wesbank, who have now dragged him to court.

Wits down Pirates to register first win of season

Defending champions Bidvest Wits ended a nightmare five-game winless start to the season when they edged out Orlando Pirates 1-0 at the Bidvest Wits Stadium on Saturday evening.

world soccer

AC Milan crash to second Serie A defeat at Sampdoria

Duvan Zapata and Ricky Alvarez scored as Sampdoria condemned big-spending AC Milan to their second defeat of the Serie A campaign 2-0 in Genoa on Sunday.

Istanbul derby delivers three goals, five red cards

Five players were given their marching orders in a fiery Super Lig clash between Istanbul giants Fenerbahce and Besiktas on Saturday with two of the red cards dished out in the final minutes.

Klopp insists Liverpool on right track

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insisted his side are thriving, despite the pressure they faced during a recent four-game winless streak that was ended with a 3-2 victory at Leicester City on Saturday.

Spurs boss Pochettino ‘in love’ with hotshot Kane

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says he is “in love” with Harry Kane after the red-hot forward took his tally to six goals in four games.

rugby

Currie Cup: Werner Kok adds a dash of Blitzbok to WP win

Griquas struggle to contain the former world sevens player of the year as the Capetonians move into a playoff spot.

Currie Cup: Curwin Bosch shows class in a Durban downpour

The gifted flyhalf tames the wet conditions as the Sharks keep an error-prone Blue Bulls at bay.

Wallabies look to surmount their fear of heights against Springboks

Coach Michael Cheika says he is working on the mental obstacles as the Wallabies chase a rare win over the Springboks on South Africa’s Highveld in the Rugby Championship.

Hungry Cheetahs topple one of the Pro14’s giants

Leinster starved of the ball and knocked back in the collisions as the central franchise show real skill in playing in a balanced way.

world rugby

Bangladesh bowler finally flies to SA after bizarre ID mix-up

Seamer Rubel Hossain was grounded at home because he was mistaken for a man with a criminal record by SA authorities.

Wallabies pick three rookies for trip to South Africa

Michael Cheika’s troops are on an upward curve after a good few rounds in the Rugby Championship.

Record win not good enough, say All Blacks

The All Blacks gave themselves a pass mark but said there was still a lot to work on as they reflected on Sunday on their record 57-0 demolition of South Africa.

Wallaby star unleashes storm over same-sex marriage

Israel Folau goes against his employers, the Australian Rugby Union, in denouncing the country’s drive towards legalising same-sex marriage.

cricket

Hashim Amla in 8-hour epic as Proteas light up Sunfoil Series

The bearded star plays the Cobras to safety while Morne Morkel toils for the Titans as Andile Phehlukwayo thwarts them.

Morne Morkel wants to grill his new Proteas coach

The veteran quick’s national contract runs out in 2018 and he wants to know from Ottis Gibson if he’s in the World Cup frame. Otherwise…

Surprise surprise: Aiden Markram will make his Proteas debut

The national selectors hardly had a reason not to pick the exciting young opener for the Test series against Bangladesh.

Hashim Amla looks ready to rock and roll for Proteas

With new coach Ottis Gibson insisting that all national players play in this week’s Sunfoil Series, some big names answered the call.

world cricket

Nine of the best as Kleinveldt and Levi deliver big performances

The burly Kleinveldt takes an incredible 9 wickets in one innings before Levi shows what he does best with the bat. A dynamic duo!

Pakistan bans Latif for five years over spot-fixing

The experienced batsman made his first-class debut aged just 15 but never fulfilled his undeniable potential.

Cricket-mad Afghan fans flock to T20 despite violence

Thousands of cricket-mad fans have been travelling across the war-torn country to watch the domestic T20 competition that ends Friday.

Controversial Bangladesh bowler denied entry to SA

Administrators deny seamer Rubel Hossain didn’t receive clearance because of a previous case of rape against him.

athletics

Mosiako stuns quality field in Joburg

The winning runner said he had only been aiming for a top-10 finish.

Record interest in Comrades sees deadline extended

Despite the 20 000 limit being reached, organisers decided to grant another 1500 entries for next year’s ‘Down Run’.

Scott-Efurd tipped to chase Elana Meyer’s national record

The 25-year-old doesn’t appear on South African soil often anymore but could leave a lasting legacy in Durban next month.

Cape Town Marathon winners complain over their wins

It’s weird but men’s defending champ Asefa Mengstu Negewo says the race’s pacesetter ran too fast for him to post a record time.

world athletics

Kenya’s Kipchoge wins Berlin marathon, but misses record

Kenya’s Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge underlined his status as the world’s best current long-distance runner by winning the Berlin men’s marathon on Sunday, but missed the world record.

Olympic chief defends handling of corruption case

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach defended his organisation’s handling of corruption allegations on Monday, insisting the movement could never make itself immune from scandal.

Farah ends track career in style, Gatlin slumps

Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah ended his track career in thrilling fashion on Thursday with victory in the 5,000m at the Diamond League final in Zurich while world 100m champion Justin Gatlin slumped to defeat.

Olympics: AOC chief Coates defiant after damning review

An independent review of the Australian Olympic Committee’s workplace practices released on Thursday has revealed a dysfunctional culture out of step with the Games’ ideals.

golf

Joburg Open can brag with Louis Oosthuizen as drawcard

South Africa’s top-ranked golfer will lead the local field as the tournament moves to Randburg.

South African Porteous wins Czech Masters

South African Haydn Porteous claimed his first win in Europe on Sunday by beating England’s Lee Slattery in the final round of the Czech Masters by two shots.

WATCH: Louis Oosthuizen’s happy mood despite dodgy honour

The local hero has now become a serial ‘bridesmaid’ in majors after the PGA Championship but ‘sung’ Andra May to soften the blow.

Autistic golfer dreams of Green Jacket

Golf is among the most solitary of sports, its players engaged in a constant struggle with themselves as they compete against the implacable opponent of par.

world boxing

Parker sets sights on Joshua bout after Fury victory

New Zealand’s Joseph Parker said he had the skills to exploit Anthony Joshua’s ‘weaknesses’ after beating Hughie Fury by a majority points decision to defend his WBO world heavyweight title.

Golovkin ready to hit boxing jackpot in Las Vegas

Gennady Golovkin is undaunted by the challenge of fighting for the first time in Las Vegas and says defending his titles against Canelo Alvarez will be like going on a date with a “new girlfriend”.

Three-belt boxing champ Golovkin puts titles on line in Vegas debut

Gennady Golovkin says defending his world titles against Canelo Alvarez in his first fight in Las Vegas may be the most difficult bout of his career.

Fifty and out as Mayweather stops brave McGregor

Floyd Mayweather outclassed Conor McGregor to win their money-spinning superfight by technical knockout here late Saturday, securing his place in boxing history to head into retirement with a record 50th straight victory.

world tennis

Wozniacki whips Russian to retain WTA Tokyo crown

Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki romped to a 6-0, 7-5 victory over Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on Sunday to win her third Pan Pacific Open.

Latvia’s Ostapenko wins Korea Open tennis

Top seed Jelena Ostapenko clinched victory at the Korea Open on Sunday, defeating Brazil’s Beatriz Haddad Maia in a closely contested three-set final.

Power couple Nadal, Federer rule out full-time partnership

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer took Team Europe to within two wins of lifting the Laver Cup on Saturday after they played doubles together for the first time, but ruled out a full-time partnership on the tour.

Education key to stamping out tennis match-fixing – intelligence expert

Educating tennis players about the dangers of betting-related corruption is a key priority for the sport’s global anti-corruption body, the Tennis Integrity Unit.

other sport

Another injury for Moolman-Pasio

Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio’s season has come to an early close due to injury for the second year in a row.

Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio crashes at World Champs

After doing all the hard work to get herself into a good position, fate strikes her with a cruel blow.

Kirsten McCann is SA’s clear medal hope

The Olympic rower delivered a creditable performance last year in Rio and looks set for a podium finish at the World Champs in Florida.

Trail Run 2017

The Citizen wants to take this moment to extend its appreciation to each and every participant in The Citizen 2017 Trail Run at Sun City. It was a huge success with a high number of participants turning out for the race, all smiles and laughter and creating a great vibe. We look forward to hosting you and your family again at next year’s edition.

columnists

Let’s celebrate, not shame heavies like Kleinveldt and Frylinck

These two stalwarts of domestic cricket don’t always look the part but they’re the guys that keep a creaking system competitive.

Let’s toast friendship with some fireballs

Here we go again. All bow down to the mighty gods the Indian cricket bosses think they are.

Hammer blow final nail in a week to forget

It would be seriously understating the case to say that the Fearsome Fireman had a less than satisfying week.

The Springboks got trounced because the local game is dying

You can blame Allister Coetzee and co for questionable tactics but they can only work with the hand they’re being dealt … and it’s a bad one.

Latvia’s Ostapenko wins Korea Open tennis

Top seed Jelena Ostapenko clinched victory at the Korea Open on Sunday, defeating Brazil’s Beatriz Haddad Maia in a closely contested three-set final.

Power couple Nadal, Federer rule out full-time partnership

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer took Team Europe to within two wins of lifting the Laver Cup on Saturday after they played doubles together for the first time, but ruled out a full-time partnership on the tour.

Trail Run 2017

The Citizen wants to take this moment to extend its appreciation to each and every participant in The Citizen 2017 Trail Run at Sun City. It was a huge success with a high number of participants turning out for the race, all smiles and laughter and creating a great vibe. We look forward to hosting you and your family again at next year’s edition.

Let’s toast friendship with some fireballs

Here we go again. All bow down to the mighty gods the Indian cricket bosses think they are.
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