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Gilbert finally wins Tour of Flanders

Oudenaarde - Belgian champion Philippe Gilbert carried his bike over the line above his head as he won the prestigious Tour of Flanders for the first time on Sunday with a remarkable solo breakaway.Gilbert, 34, attacked alone with 55km...

Banned drug found in Jamaican sprinters’ 2008 samples – report

Berlin - Small amounts of the banned substance clenbuterol have been retroactively found in the samples of Jamaican sprinters at the 2008 Olympic Games, according to a report on Sunday.German broadcaster ARD claims the International Olympic Committee (IOC) learnt...

Oxford-Cambridge to go ahead after bomb removed

London - The annual Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race will go ahead on Sunday after an unexploded World War II bomb was safely removed from near the course on London's River Thames.Police were called on Saturday after a member of the...

How the 10-second 100m fell

Banter and publicity as SA’s fastest athletes speed up to #FillUpPotch.Over the past fortnight, South Africa’s top sprinters have turned the air on social media rather blue with “insults” as the #FillUpPotch movement gathers momentum.The hashtag is a banter-fuelled...

Boonen ambitious for final Flanders ride

Antwerp - Tom Boonen may be a week away from retirement butthe Belgian legend still believes he can win Sunday's Tour of Flanders. Boonen is a major star in his home country and has wonBelgium's biggest race a joint...

SASCOC welcomes new sports minister

Cape Town - SASCOC has welcomed the appointment of Thembelani Nxesi as the Minister of Sport and Recreation."We are looking forward to working with Minister Nxesi, and hope for a long and successful relationship," SASCOC president Gideon Sam said...

Pacquiao back in talks to fight Horn

Manila - Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is back in talks for a possible fight with unbeaten Australian Jeff Horn, the Filipino world champion's adviser said on Friday. The announcement follows the much-publicised collapse of a $38 million bout between...

Fikile says ‘bye, bye bye’ to Twitter

Cape Town - Former Minister of Sport and Recreation Fikile Mbalula has said "bye" to his nearly 700 000 followers after his role came to an end on Thursday night in President Jacob Zuma's cabinet reshuffle.Mbalula was named...

Mbalula ousted as sports minister in Zuma cabinet reshuffle

Cape Town - Fikile Mbalula's tenure as Minister of Sport and Recreation came to an end on Thursday night after president Jacob Zuma's cabinet reshuffle.Mbalula was named the new Minister of Police, having previously served as deputy minister of...

Kristoff wins De Panne stage, Gilbert holds lead

Koksijde - Norway's Alexander Kristoff won a bunch sprint ahead of Belgium's Edward Theuns and German ace Marcel Kittel to claim stage two of the Three Days of De Panne after a hilly 193km ride from Zottegem on Wednesday.Local...

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Jesse Owens 1936 Olympic golds to be auctioned

Los Angeles - Two of the four gold medals won by US athletics legend Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Olympics will go under...

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