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  • Blitzbokke win PE Sevens title

    December 8, 2013 7:17 PM 17

    December 8 2013 at 09:03pm By SAPA Port Elizabeth – Reviving memories of Nelson Mandela's greatest sporting moment, the Blitzbokke beat New Zealand in another rugby final on Sunday – in a stadium named after the former president. South Africans won't care that the sevens game is less famous than the 15-man World Cup lifted by Madiba in 1995 after the the Boks came from behind

  • Fabio Capello: Tired England have no hope of a World Cup win

    December 8, 2013 5:55 PM 21

    FABIO CAPELLO predicts World Cup failure for England - because they will be KNACKERED when they arrive in Brazil next summer. "It will be tougher for England. Italy sometimes arrive tired but in England the football is stronger, faster - they never stop. "In Italy, there is a small break but it is good. You, at Christmas play even more, so it will be difficult

  • Roy Hodgson believes group rivals will be wary of England

    December 8, 2013 11:50 AM 21

    Roy Hodgson is expecting three "fantastic" games when England arrive in Brazil next summer. The Three Lions were handed a tough draw for the World Cup Finals with Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica lining up alongside Hodgson’s men in Group D. And while Hodgson admits it will be far from easy as England aim to reach the knockout stages, he also believes that his team will be raising

  • United, Chelsea lose; Liverpool climbs to 2nd

    December 8, 2013 11:28 AM 43

    With Manchester City held to a 1-1 draw at Southampton, Liverpool was able to capitalize. It routed West Ham 4-1 to go to second place, with Luis Suarez following his spectacular four-goal game by scoring again at Anfield. Arsenal kept its four-point lead going into Sunday's game against Everton. Chelsea's 3-2 loss at Stoke, sealed by Oussama Assaidi's

  • Audio: Mark Lawrenson repeats Van Persie transfer request rumour

    December 8, 2013 7:51 AM 38

    It comes as Van Persie is set to return to the side against Newcastle today having missed a number of games through injury. However, there are now claims that the Dutchman wants to leave the club in January. Former Liverpool player Lawerson told Today FM: “Theres all sorts of rumors coming out of the training ground at the moment, and one or two of the press

  • Defending champion Spain gets repeat of 2010 final

    December 8, 2013 5:44 AM 27

    Best news photos of the week It also put three former winners — Italy, Uruguay and England — together in one daunting group. The United States drew one of the shortest straws. Its game schedule will send Jurgen Klinsmann’s team pinging around on a 9,000-mile trip across the world’s fifth-largest country. Having only squeezed into the tournament via a playoff

  • Online fundraiser brings Kenyan runners to run in California

    December 8, 2013 4:40 AM 21

    (CNN) -- It's the journey of thousands of miles that started with a single step. Two Kenyans, whisked across continents, to run a marathon Sunday in Sacramento. Their trip funded via a crowdsourcing effort that started with a friend request and a popular book. A few weeks ago, Japhet Koech and Shadrack Chepyego got a Facebook message from Conyers Davis

  • Don't make the U.S. an underdog in the World Cup just yet

    December 8, 2013 12:17 AM 25

    The U.S. might be in a 'Group of Death' for the 2014 World Cup. But experienced players and a competitive mind-set make the Americans formidable. My initial reaction to Friday's World Cup draw is the U.S.' group will be labeled a "Group of Death." The U.S. will face Germany, Portugal and Ghana in the opening round, teams with a wide range of skills

  • Zaha denies relationship with Moyes's daughter

    December 7, 2013 11:10 PM 12

    (Reuters) - Manchester United's Wilfried Zaha has denied social media speculation that his lack of game time for the Premier League champions was due to an alleged relationship with manager David Moyes' daughter. "I've never dated or even met David Moye's Daughter so that isn't the reason for my absence in games," the 21-year-old Tweeted on Friday

  • Uganda crash out of CECAFA Cup

    December 7, 2013 7:06 PM 22

    Nairobi (AFP) - Ten-man Tanzania beat Uganda 3-2 on penalties to knock the defending champions out of the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup in Mombasa on Saturday. The champions fought back from a 2-1 half time deficit for a 2-2 draw at regulation time in the first of two quarter-finals at the Kenyan port city. Prolific Tanzanian striker Mrisho Ngassa scored