James Anderson spearheaded an improved England bowling performance in the first Test against Pakistan on Thursday, dismissing dangerman Babar Azam early on the second day at Old Trafford.
Mokotjo spent three seasons at Brentford, after securing a Dutch passport, enabling him to realise his dream of playing in England.
Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen is in a serious but stable condition, doctors said on Thursday, a day after a horrifying crash in the opening stage of the Tour of Poland.
Sprint legend Usain Bolt Thursday claimed he wasn’t given “a fair chance” to prove himself in Australia’s A-League after a failed attempt to become a professional footballer.
Hunt’s side will face Sundowns, Chiefs and Pirates in the space of seven days in a high-stakes resumption to the 2019/20 season.
“They stole everything,” said Wits head coach Gavin Hunt, with his striker at risk of missing the Nedbank Cup semifinal against Mamelodi Sundowns.
Lewis Hamilton returns to Silverstone this weekend knowing he faces another “serious challenge” with even softer tyres and hotter conditions for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix than those he overcame on his way to a dramatic triumph in last Sunday’s British Grand Prix.
Winning the Ashes in England and clinching a Test series in India are the “two big mountains” still to climb before master Australia batsman Steve Smith considers retirement.
Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy is hoping the first major championship of the year can spark his game and get him back to the form that saw him reach world number one earlier this year.
Organisers announced on Wednesday the schedule for the remaining fixtures in this year’s coronavirus-disrupted Six Nations.
Club football returns on Thursday to Egypt, the home of African giants Al Ahly and Zamalek, after being suspended since March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The World Health Organization said Wednesday it was “unrealistic” to expect large crowds at sports events this year in countries suffering from community-level transmission of the new coronavirus.
The Rise-Up Series will be played behind closed doors in Gauteng over the next two months.
Rafael Nadal on Wednesday said he still intends to play at the French Open next month and remains hopeful it will go ahead, despite withdrawing from the US Open due to coronavirus concerns.

World Sport NBA Lakers thumped by Thunder, Raptors and Celtics win

Having clinched a Western Conference top seed in the NBA playoffs, the Los Angeles Lakers began experimenting for the post-season Wednesday and found they still have some work to do.

MotoGP Quartararo eyes hat-trick with Marquez out of Czech MotoGP

Fabio Quartararo will be eyeing a third straight MotoGP win at Brno on Sunday as reigning champion Marc Marquez is demoted to watching from the sidelines after undergoing surgery for the second time on his broken arm.

World Sport Jakobsen in coma after Tour of Poland crash branded ‘criminal act’

Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen was in a coma, fighting for his life on Wednesday after he was thrown into and over a barrier at 80km/h in a sickening conclusion to the opening stage of the Tour of Poland.

World Sport Russian anti-doping сhief defiant over move to fire him

The outspoken head of Russia’s anti-doping agency on Wednesday slammed recommendations for his dismissal over accusations of financial wrongdoing.

World Cricket Babar Azam stars for Pakistan with fine fifty in England opener

Pakistan’s Babar Azam underlined his status as one of the world’s leading batsmen with a fine unbeaten fifty before rain stopped play on the opening day of the first Test against England at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

World Sport Gymnastics New Zealand apologises after abuse complaints

Gymnastics New Zealand apologised Wednesday and ordered an independent review into the culture of the sport after a string of athletes complained of physical and psychological abuse — including being “fat-shamed” and forced to compete while injured.

World Sport Hurricanes blow past Rangers with Svechnikov treble

Andrei Svechnikov scored the first hat-trick of his NHL career as the Carolina Hurricanes moved to within one win of the Stanley Cup playoffs on Monday with a 4-1 rout of the New York Rangers.

World Sport VanVleet career best as Raptors cool Heat

Fred VanVleet scored a career-high 36 points as the Toronto Raptors dug deep to defeat the Miami Heat 107-103 on Monday in their Eastern Conference clash in Orlando.

Government R61m in relief funds already paid to athletes and artists, Mthethwa says

World Sport Westbrook, Harden rally Rockets over NBA-best Bucks

World Golf Werenski makes late charge to capture PGA Barracuda title

World Cricket Australian women stars slam timing of India’s T20 Challenge

World Golf Kang edges Boutier to capture first title of LPGA return

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World Golf Kang, Boutier, Ewart Shadoff share lead in LPGA return

World Sport MLB boss says ‘no reason to quit’ as more COVID-19 cases hit

World Tennis Player tests positive for coronavirus at WTA Palermo Open

World Sport Dutch rider Van Vleuten on the double in Strade Bianche women’s race

World Sport Belgian youngster Evenepoel wins Tour of Burgos

Phakaaathi Saudi-backed bid for Newcastle withdrawn as ‘no longer commercially viable’

World Tennis ‘Intellectual level of zero’: Kyrgios fires back at Coric

Olympics Olympics could have ‘limited spectators’ says Tokyo 2020 chief

World Sport Dodgers’ Kelly banned for eight games for Astros fireworks

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