Froome keeps Vuelta lead, Mohoric wins Stage 7

Slovenia's Matej Mohoric's bold late attack saw him clinch Friday's seventh stage of the Vuelta a Espana as Chris Froome safely retained the race leader's red jersey.

 

Mohoric burst clear as a 14-man breakaway group tackled the final climb of the 207km route between Lliria and Cuenca, holding onto his lead until the finish.

Chris Froome


Marquez hungry for Silverstone revenge

World championship leader Marc Marquez is out for revenge at the British motorcycling Grand Prix on Sunday after losing out on the last bend to Andrea Dovizioso two weeks ago in Austria.

Marquez came second to Ducati's Dovizioso at the Spielberg track with his Honda team-mate and fellow Spaniard Dani Pedrosa third.




Third place in Tahiti puts Jordy on top of the world

South Africa’s Jordy Smith has moved to the top of the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) rankings after posting a career-best third place finish in the Billabong Pro Tahiti on Sunday.

According to the SASCOC website, the 28-year-old Durbanite, who started the event ranked No 3, recorded hard-fought victories over Conner Coffin (USA) and reigning WSL champion John John Florence of Hawaii on the final day before losing out to eventual winner, Julian Wilson of Australia in their semi-final encounter.

South African surfer Jordy Smith


Stephen Wooldridge – Australian Olympic champion dies aged 39

Australian cyclist Stephen Wooldridge, an Olympic and world champion, has died aged 39.

Wooldridge won team pursuit gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics and four world titles between 2002 and 2006.




Team World beat Team Africa

It was a basketball bonanza as Team World beat Team Africa 109-97 at the Ticket Pro Dome, north of Johannesburg on Saturday evening.




Dressel emerges from Phelps’ shadow with seven gold medals

With Michael Phelps back in retirement, Caeleb Dressel stepped out of his idol's shadow to match the US legend's tally of seven golds at the world championships in Budapest.

Dressel became the first swimmer to win three world gold medals in one session on Saturday, then claimed his seventh of the week in the men's 4x100m medley relay on Sunday to match Phelps' record tally from the 2007 world championships.

Dressel's tally includes three individual titles in the 50m, 100m freestyle and 100m butterfly, plus four relays golds in the 4x100m freestyle, 4x100m mixed freestyle, 4x100m mixed medley and Sunday's 4x100m medley.




South African NBA fans in for a treat

Utah Jazz defender Thabo Sefolosha will represent Team Africa against Team World in the highly anticipated National Basketball Association (NBA) Africa Game 2017 this coming Saturday.

The basketball game will take place at the 20 000-seater Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg.

The match follows the success of the first NBA match on African soil in 2015 at a sold-out Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg.




USA break mixed 4x100m medley world record in the pool

The United States broke the world record for the mixed 4x100m medley relay for the second time on Wednesday to win world championship gold, just hours after lowering the mark in the heats.

The American quartet of Matt Grevers, Lilly King, Caeleb Dressel and Simone Manuel clocked three minutes 38.56 seconds with Australia taking silver, 2.65 seconds back.




Chad le Clos cries as he wins 200-meter butterfly

Tears streamed down Chad le Clos' cheeks as the South African anthem was played on Wednesday with both his parents watching on.

The 25-year-old won the men's 200-meter butterfly final at the world championships, and there was no checking the emotion following a year of personal misfortune and sporting disappointment

Chad le Clos


SA men wooden spoonists in waterpolo pool

South Africa's men's waterpolo team emulated their national women's counterparts in finishing last at the ongoing FINA World Championships in Budapest.

Having lost all their of their Pool C matches - to Serbia (21-5), Greece (18-2) and Spain (16-4) - the team contested the 13th to 16th-placed bracket.

Things went from bad to worse as they went down 13-4 to the USA and then lost their 15th/16th playoff match 9-6 to Canada.




Chad Le Clos safely into 200m butterfly semifinal

Hungarian Laszlo Cseh finished with the fastest overall time in the heats of men's 200m butterfly at the FINA World Championship in Budapest.

Csech, who swam in lane four in the fifth heat alongside South Africa's Chad le Clos, touched the wall in a time of 1:54.08.

Le Clos led in the first 150m, however started slipping in the final 50m stretch and eventually finished third in a time of 1:55.90.

This sees the South African qualify fifth fastest overall heading into Tuesday evening's semi-finals.

Chad Le Clos


Peaty smashes WR, Cameron second quickest

Britain's Adam Peaty broke his own men's 50m breaststroke world-record on Tuesday in the heats of the world aquatic championships.

The 22-year-old clocked 26.10 seconds, lowering his own mark of 26.42 set two years ago in the semi-finals of the world champs in Kazan, Russia, on his way to winning the final.




Van der Burgh and Le Clos no shows in Budapest

Cameron van der Burgh and Chad le Clos both failed to take to the starting blocks for their first assignments at the FINA World Championships in Budapest.

On Sunday, Van der Burgh pulled out of the 100m breaststroke heats, while Le Clos did not start in the men's 200m freestyle on Monday.

This leaves just the 50m breaststroke on Van der Burgh's schedule - an event in which he has won a medal at the last five World Championships, including two overall victories.

Chad Le Clos


SA swimmers struggle at FINA World Champs

It was a bad day at the office for the SA swim team at the FINA World Championship in Budapest on Sunday with not one swimmer managing to progress through the heat stages




Dallas Cowboys are the world’s most valuable team

With the NFL's top sponsorship and premium seating revenues, the Dallas Cowboys were named the world's most valuable sports team on Wednesday by Forbes magazine in its annual top-50 ranking.

The Cowboys, who have not won a Super Bowl since 1996, jumped five percent in value to $4.2 billion to defend their 2016 position. Last year they unseated Spanish football powerhouse Real Madrid atop the global list.

Dallas Cowboys


Suspension over as Ryan Lochte returns to the pool

Ryan Lochte is returning to USA Swimming competition this week for the first time since his 10-month suspension for his behavior at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

The 32-year-old new father will compete at the LA Invitational, which begins on Thursday on the Southern California campus where he trains and now represents Trojan Swim Club.