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NBA fine 76ers exec Morey $50,000 for Harden tweet

Philadelphia 76ers' president of basketball operations Daryl Morey, whose tweet last year about Hong Kong protesters led to an NBA-China rift, is in trouble again for another social media posting. The NBA said Monday it has issued Morey a $50,000...

South African cricketers raise fists in anti-racism gesture

South African players raised their fists Saturday (December 26) in an anti-racism gesture at the start of their two-Test series against Sri Lanka at SuperSport Park in Centurion, in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. The team issued a...

Covid forces FIFA to postpone U-20, U-17 World Cups

FIFA has postponed next year's U-20 World Cup in Indonesia and U-17 tournament in Peru until 2023 due to coronavirus. "The Covid-19 pandemic continues to present challenges for the hosting of international sporting events and to have a restrictive effect...

Two Oceans Marathon looks to the future

Two Oceans Marathon director, Debra Barnes, has promised to re-ignite passion for the event. Speaking at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting, in Cape Town, Barnes said she would ensure this by forging appropriate partnerships that would help "bring back...

FEATURE – KANDIE SETS 21km ON FIRE. IS THIS A REVOLUTION?

Kibiwott Kandie’s world record-breaking run in the Valencia Half Marathon, when he led three others across the line faster than his Kenyan compatriot Geoffrey Kamworwor’s former world record of 58 min 01 sec, was a remarkable feat of distance-running. ...

“Numbers don’t lie”. The statistics game in African basketball – and other sports.

Providing accurate statistics for basketball games is still about as foreign as keeping time in African basketball culture. But I believe the tide is turning, especially with people like Coach Liz Mills providing advanced stats for major tournaments, like...

FEATURE – A focus on health is enabling a zero-tolerance doping culture to emerge...

Trail running, of all the athletics disciplines, would appear the least likely to attract drug cheats. One definition of the sport is "running in the heart of nature". The sport's promotion of a healthy lifestyle would appear to make...

Saudi Arabia to join F1 in 2021; rights activists raise concerns

F1 Chairman Chase Carey has welcomed Saudi Arabia to Formula 1 after the Middle East country announced a successful bid to host an event in the 2021 season. The city of Jeddah will stage the inaugural race in November...

MMA Reality show launches to positive reviews

Nigerian "born-and-bred" reality show, The AKO Show, which combines a Mixed Martial Arts tournament with the entertainment of reality style programming, launched on Sunday (November 1) and has received positive reviews from media professionals who were impressed by the...

Africa’s media landscape is entering a new age – driven by sports opportunities

Heavy investment into sports-themed content, like Sunday's ground-breaking The AKO Show in Nigeria may rescue the professional sports ecosystem from a yawning chasm created by SuperSport's retreat from key African markets. Professional sport depends on the "holy trinity" of sports...