Sun, 17 November, 2019

‘Brilliant’ Verstappen Snags Second Pole At Brazilian Grand Prix

Max Verstappen secured the second pole position of his career to mark his Red Bull boss Christian Horner's 46th birthday in style on Saturday when he topped the qualifying times for Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix.The 22-year-old Dutchman produced a best lap in one minute and 7.508 seconds to outpace four-time champion Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari in a final flurry while newly-crowned six-time champion Lewis Hamilton settled for third for Mercedes.Vettel's Ferrari team-mate Charles Leclerc qualified fourth, but faces a 10-place grid penalty after taking a new engine, ahead of Valtteri Bottas in the second Mercedes and Alex Albon in the second Red Bull.Pierre Gasly was seventh for Toro Rosso ahead of Haas's Romain Grosjean, Kimi Raikkonen of Alfa Romeo and Kevin Magnussen in the second Haas."Yes boys, that was really good!" said Verstappen on team radio. "That's the best birthday present – isn't it Christian?"Horner praised Verstappen for topping the times in all three parts of qualifying with a dazzling display of his speed at the undulating Interlagos circuit. "That was the best birthday present," he said. "You...

Tomas Berdych Announces Retirement From Tennis

Tomas Berdych confirmed on Saturday at the ATP Finals in London that he was retiring 17 years after turning professional.The Czech world number 103 won 13 titles, reaching a career-high of fourth in the rankings in 2015.Berdych, 34,...

Janat Stars As Afghanistan Upset West Indies To Level T20 Series

Karim Janat came in from the cold to take a starring role Saturday as Afghanistan beat West Indies by 41 runs to level their three-match Twenty20 series.The 21-year-old was only a substitute in the first clash in Lucknow that West Indies easily won....

Ronaldo Targets 100th Goal, Euro 2020 Berth And Revenge

Cristiano Ronaldo travels to Luxembourg on Sunday with the objective of helping reigning champions Portugal qualify for Euro 2020 and the 100-goal mark for his country within his reach.The former Real Madrid star is also eager to prove he is not a player...

Tsitsipas Shocks Federer To Reach London Final

Stefanos Tsitsipas shocked six-time champion Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4 to reach the final of the ATP Finals in his tournament debut on Saturday.The Greek sixth seed, 17 years younger than his 38-year-old opponent, beat the Swiss at the Australian Open but had fallen...

Lombard Recovers To Keep Nose In Front At Nedbank Challenge

South Africa's Zander Lombard recovered from a poor start to shoot a level-par 72 and retain the lead after the third round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club on Saturday.Lombard's 11-under-par total of 205 kept him one shot...

Jones Admits Error But Wants To Turn England Into Rugby ‘Powerhouse’

England coach Eddie Jones wants his team to become the "powerhouse of world rugby" but has admitted he made a mistake in his selection for the World Cup final.The 59-year-old Australian, who has committed to seeing out his contract which runs until 2021,...

Sam Warburton Joins Wales Coaching Staff

Ex-captain Sam Warburton and former international Byron Hayward are joining the Wales backroom...

Schalk Brits Has One More Game Left In Him

Twenty-four hours after announcing his retirement for a second time, World Cup winner...

All Blacks Star Read Considers ‘Leadership Role’ Post-Rugby

As he prepares for life away from the All Blacks, departing New Zealand...

Manchester City’s Appeal Against Financial Probe Thrown Out

Manchester City’s attempt to halt a Uefa investigation into allegations that the club...

Bafana Bafana To Be Without Bongani Zungu For Sudan Qualifier

Molefi Ntseki admits that his Bafana Bafana players put on a disjointed performance...

Springboks Back On The Road After Bus Breaks Down

CAPE TOWN - The Springboks are back on the road in the Western Cape after...

Springbok Stalwart Louw Announces Retirement From International Rugby

South Africa loose-forward Francois Louw confirmed his retirement from international rugby on Sunday,...

Liverpool Beat Man City To Open Up Eight-Point Premier League Lead

Liverpool took a huge step towards a first Premier League title in 30...

In-Form Wolves See Off Aston Villa Challenge

Ruben Neves and Raul Jimenez earned local bragging rights for Wolves with a...

‘I Bow Out With A Full Heart’

World Cup-winning Springbok forward, Francois Louw, has called time on an outstanding international...

Djokovic Romps To Victory In ATP Finals Opener

Novak Djokovic began his quest for a record-equalling sixth ATP Finals title and...

Man Utd Build Momentum With Win Over Brighton

Manchester United’s upturn in form continued as Andreas Pereira and Marcus Rashford struck...

Paarl Rocks Smashed Cape Town Blitz In MSL Opener

Paarl Rocks began Mzansi Super League (MSL) campaign with 86 runs victory over...

England Snatch T20 Series In Super Finish Against New Zealand

England snatched the Twenty20 series against New Zealand in dramatic fashion in Auckland...

Wolves’ Traore Handed Surprise Spain Call-Up

Wolves winger Adama Traore was called up to the Spain squad on Saturday,...