Pitso Mosimane attends an international friendly football match between South Africa and Burkina Faso on August 10, 2011 at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa

Advantage Sundowns as title rivals draw

Mamelodi Sundowns are two victories away from a first South African Premiership title in seven years after closest rivals Kaizer Chiefs and Wits Unive…

  • Advantage Sundowns as title rivals draw
    Advantage Sundowns as title rivals draw

    Mamelodi Sundowns are two victories away from a first South African Premiership title in seven years after closest rivals Kaizer Chiefs and Wits University drew 0-0 Wednesday. "Pitso Mosimane (Sundowns coach) should send me a good bottle of wine," joked Wits coach Gavin Hunt after his side had the better of an often cagey clash. Wits were foiled by the woodwork in each half before Katlego Mphela almost won it for Chiefs at the death with a header that rebounded off the post. Record five-time …

  • Lahm: Bayern dictated Real Madrid
    Lahm: Bayern dictated Real Madrid

    The Germany international was upbeat despite the defending European champions going down to Karim Benzema's first-half strike at Santiago Bernabeu …

  • Liverpool reveal Anfield redevelopment plans
    Liverpool reveal Anfield redevelopment plans

    Premier League leaders Liverpool on Wednesday published plans for the redevelopment of their Anfield home that would raise the stadium's capacity from 45,276 to around 54,000. The club plan to add 8,500 seats to the arena's Main Stand, which would also become the new home of the memorial to the 96 Liverpool fans killed in the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster. Liverpool have also presented separate "outline proposals" to expand the Anfield Road stand by adding around 4,800 extra seats. "As …

  • Can anyone stop Hamilton and Mercedes?
    Can anyone stop Hamilton and Mercedes?

    A clean-sweep for Mercedes including a Lewis Hamilton hat-trick has left the rest of Formula One wondering whether they can keep up this year, even after only four races. The opening exchanges have all been won by Mercedes, who have dropped just 18 points so far -- after a broken spark plug forced Hamilton out of the season-opener in Melbourne. Since then, Mercedes have enjoyed three consecutive one-two finishes with 2008 world champion Hamilton leading team-mate Nico Rosberg, the winner in …

  • Hamilton wins third straight F1 race at Chinese GP
    Hamilton wins third straight F1 race at Chinese GP

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race with ease on Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix. …

  • Hamilton looks to topple Rosberg in China GP
    Hamilton looks to topple Rosberg in China GP

    Dominant Lewis Hamilton will gun for his third win in a row at Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix and hope he can also snatch the world championship lead from his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg. Such is Hamilton's form that he stormed to his third pole position of the season in a rain-soaked qualifying session on Saturday, and has won both races he has completed this year. But the Briton, seeking his second world title after winning in 2008, also knows that Mercedes' supremacy this year could come …

  • Warriors try to regroup at home
    Warriors try to regroup at home

    Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson sat on the scorer's table at Oracle Arena on Wednesday morning. He gazed around the building and tried to envision what it will look and sound like when the Warriors host the Los Angeles Clippers for Game 3 of their first-round playoff series Thursday night. We've got to do our part.'' The Warriors will indeed need to regain more than their homecourt prowess if they want to pull off another upset in the first round of the playoffs. Blake Griffin and the …

  • Kidd not worried about Pierce for Game 3
    Kidd not worried about Pierce for Game 3

    Jason Kidd never appears worries about anything, certainly not about someone like Paul Pierce. Even if Pierce's matchup was completely one-sided in Toronto's favor in Game 2. He couldn't get his shot to fall, couldn't keep his man off the boards, and the Raptors targeted the Pierce matchup as one they could exploit. Yet Kidd is not concerned as his Brooklyn Nets prepare to host the Raptors in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference first-round series Friday night. …

  • Wizards back home leading Bulls 2-0
    Wizards back home leading Bulls 2-0

    The Chicago Bulls failed to score for more than seven minutes. This was the final 3:53 of regulation and the first 3:45 of overtime in Game 2 of a playoff series. Chicago got to the postseason by being stingy. Yet, so far at least, the Washington Wizards have out-defensed the defense-minded Bulls. …

  • Els seeks spark in 'Big Easy' PGA event
    Els seeks spark in 'Big Easy' PGA event

    Four-time major champion Ernie Els, whose only top-10 placing this year came when he reached the WGC Match Play semi-finals, hopes to get his season going at this week's PGA Zurich Classic. "I've been 19-under in 2012 when I lost in a playoff to Jason Dufner and 12-under in 2013. Although this is my fifth straight week on the road, I just want to channel all my energies into this and see if I can kick-start my season and get something going here." Els will play alongside reigning US Open …

  • Pettersen back to LPGA in pursuit of No. 1 Park
    Pettersen back to LPGA in pursuit of No. 1 Park

    World number two Suzann Pettersen, back after missing three events with a back injury, resumes her chase of top-ranked Park In-Bee when the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic opens Thursday. South Korean star Park has ruled the rankings for the past 54 weeks but is being chased by Norway's Pettersen and American Stacy Lewis, ranked third -- all seeking their first tour win of the season. Pettersen hurt her back after the LPGA Founders Cup and missed the year's first women's major at Rancho Mirage …

  • Game entering new era say Stenson, Poulter
    Game entering new era say Stenson, Poulter

    Golf is entering a new era, according to stars Henrik Stenson and Ian Poulter, with one player unlikely to dominate in the way Tiger Woods did during his prime. Only four golfers have won more than one major since the American's triumph at the 2008 US Open -- Phil Mickelson, Padraig Harrington, Rory McIlroy and Bubba Watson, who won his second green jacket earlier this month. …

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MotoGP

  • Marquez cruises to 'boring' Texas triumph for second win
    Marquez cruises to 'boring' Texas triumph for second win

    World champion Marc Marquez cruised to victory in the Grand Prix of the Americas on Sunday to register his second win in two races this season but he admitted it was a boring triumph. The Spaniard repeated his maiden Texas MotoGP success from 2013 when he also won from pole position. Marquez, who won the season-opener in Qatar last month despite breaking his leg four weeks earlier, finished 4.174sec ahead of Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa with Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso taking third place, a huge …

  • World champ Marquez takes pole in Texas
    World champ Marquez takes pole in Texas

    World champion Marc Marquez set a new lap record on his way to securing pole position for the second race in succession at the Grand Prix of the Americas. The Spaniard, who took pole in the season-opener in Qatar and then went on to win the race under the desert floodlights, clocked a record 2min 02.886sec on the factory Honda at the circuit where he celebrated his maiden MotoGP win last season. Marquez's Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa was second-fastest while Stefan Bradl ensured a Honda …

  • Marquez takes pole in Texas
    Marquez takes pole in Texas

    World champion Marc Marquez set a new lap record on his way to securing pole position for the second race in succession on Saturday at the Grand Prix of the Americas. The Spaniard, who took pole in the season-opener in Qatar and then went on to win the race under the desert floodlights, clocked a record 2min 02.886sec on the factory Honda at the circuit where he celebrated his maiden MotoGP win last season. Marquez's Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa was second-fastest while Stefan Bradl ensured a …

  • Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs
    Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Dozens of Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday, after the deaths of 16 of their colleagues in an avalanche exposed an undercurrent of resentment by Sherpas over their pay, treatment and benefits. …

  • Wizards beat Bulls 101-99 in OT to take 2-0 lead
    Wizards beat Bulls 101-99 in OT to take 2-0 lead

    CHICAGO (AP) — This one looked like it was slipping away from the Washington Wizards. Then, in a flash everything changed. …

  • Most Sherpas decide to leave Everest for season
    Most Sherpas decide to leave Everest for season

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Most Sherpa mountain climbers have decided to leave Mount Everest, a guide said Tuesday, confirming a walkout certain to disrupt a climbing season that was already marked by grief over the 16 lives lost in Everest's deadliest disaster. …

  • DeRozan scores 30 as Raptors beat Nets 100-95
    DeRozan scores 30 as Raptors beat Nets 100-95

    TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan put his playoff jitters aside and turned in an All-Star performance for the Toronto Raptors. …

  • Man United fire Moyes over season of disaster
    Man United fire Moyes over season of disaster

    Manchester United on Tuesday sacked manager David Moyes after a disastrous 10-month spell that left the world-famous Premier League club in turmoil. The English giants followed the stunning announcement by naming veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs as interim manager. Moyes, 50, succeeded Alex Ferguson at the Old Trafford helm last July, but the season quickly became a nightmare as the team slumped to a series of embarrassing defeats. After feverish speculation, United confirmed the sacking in a …

Formula One News Headlines

  • F1 boss Ecclestone goes on trial in bribery case Associated Press - 11 hours ago
    FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2013 file picture President and CEO of Formula One Management Bernie Ecclestone arrives at the Circuit of the Americas for the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix auto race, in Austin, Texas. Ecclestone goes on trial in Munich on Thursday, April 24, 2014, on bribery charges that could put him in prison for up to 10 years if convicted. The trial could spell the end of the 83-year-old Ecclestone’s career in the racing series that has become a lucrative business under his guidance. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

    MUNICH (AP) — Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial in Munich on Thursday on bribery charges that could lead to a prison term of up to 10 years if he is convicted.

  • Can anyone stop Hamilton and Mercedes? AFP News - Mon, Apr 21, 2014
    Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Lewis Hamilton (L) celebrates with members of his team after winning the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix, in Shanghai, on April 20, 2014

    A clean-sweep for Mercedes including a Lewis Hamilton hat-trick has left the rest of Formula One wondering whether they can keep up this year, even after only four races. The opening exchanges have all been won by Mercedes, who have dropped just 18 points so far -- after a broken spark plug forced Hamilton out of the season-opener …

  • Hamilton seals first F1 hat-trick AFP News - Mon, Apr 21, 2014
    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates on the podium after winning the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 20, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton sealed his first hat-trick of Formula One wins and led Mercedes to their third straight one-two finish at the Chinese Grand Prix as the team tightened their grip on the season Sunday. The former world champion got away smoothly from pole and was rarely troubled as he finished 18 seconds ahead of his team-mate …

  • F1 Grand Prix of China
    Hamilton wins third straight F1 race at Chinese GP Associated Press - Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race with ease on Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand … More »Hamilton wins third straight F1 race at Chinese GP

    F1 Grand Prix of China

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race with ease on Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix.

  • Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain drives during the qualifying session for the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 19, 2014
    Hamilton looks to topple Rosberg in China GP AFP News - Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Dominant Lewis Hamilton will gun for his third win in a row at Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix and hope he can also snatch the world championship lead from his Mercedes team-mate … More »Hamilton looks to topple Rosberg in China GP

    Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain drives during the qualifying session for the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 19, 2014

    Dominant Lewis Hamilton will gun for his third win in a row at Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix and hope he can also snatch the world championship lead from his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg. Such is Hamilton's form that he stormed to his third pole position of the season in a rain-soaked qualifying session on Saturday, and …

  • Infiniti Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany speaks during a press briefing before the upcoming the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 17, 2014
    Formula One's Vettel admits Ricciardo doing better job AFP News - Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Sebastian Vettel admitted he needs to raise his game after Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo on Saturday again out-qualified the four-time world champion at the Chinese … More »Formula One's Vettel admits Ricciardo doing better job

    Infiniti Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany speaks during a press briefing before the upcoming the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 17, 2014

    Sebastian Vettel admitted he needs to raise his game after Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo on Saturday again out-qualified the four-time world champion at the Chinese Grand Prix. Ricciardo was no match for pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton, who was fastest by almost six-tenths of a second, but he put himself ahead of Vettel …

  • Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britai10drives during his practice session for Sunday's Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China Saturday, April 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
    Hamilton takes pole at Chinese Grand Prix Associated Press - Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Lewis Hamilton maintained Mercedes' perfect record in qualifying this season, holding off the two Red Bulls to capture his third pole position of … More »Hamilton takes pole at Chinese Grand Prix

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britai10drives during his practice session for Sunday's Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China Saturday, April 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Lewis Hamilton maintained Mercedes' perfect record in qualifying this season, holding off the two Red Bulls to capture his third pole position of the campaign on Saturday at the rainy Chinese Grand Prix.

  • Infiniti Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia takes his car in for a pit-stop during the first practice session of the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix, in Shanghai, on April 18, 2014
    Ricciardo fastest in wet final Formula One practice AFP News - Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Australia's Daniel Ricciardo pushed his Red Bull to the fastest lap time during a wet final practice session on Saturday for the Chinese Grand Prix. With championship … More »Ricciardo fastest in wet final Formula One practice

    Infiniti Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia takes his car in for a pit-stop during the first practice session of the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix, in Shanghai, on April 18, 2014

    Australia's Daniel Ricciardo pushed his Red Bull to the fastest lap time during a wet final practice session on Saturday for the Chinese Grand Prix. With championship leader Nico Rosberg and Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton opting not to set any flying lap times in the miserable damp and cold conditions but instead perform …

  • Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain at a pit stop during the qualifying session for the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 19, 2014
    Formula One's Hamilton says tyre rules deprive fans AFP News - Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton said F1 teams should be allowed more tyres Saturday after restrictions prompted some drivers to sit out final practice for the Chinese Grand Prix, meaning … More »Formula One's Hamilton says tyre rules deprive fans

    Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain at a pit stop during the qualifying session for the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 19, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton said F1 teams should be allowed more tyres Saturday after restrictions prompted some drivers to sit out final practice for the Chinese Grand Prix, meaning a raw deal for fans. Hamilton claimed a British-record 34th pole position and he did it without going out for a meaningful lap in final practice on Saturday …

  • Andrea Dovizioso of Italy leads Stefan Bradl (6) of Germany out of Turn 5 during the Grand Prix of the Americas MotoGP motorcycle race, Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Austin, Texas. Dovizioso finished third in the race. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
    Marquez setting pace on march to MotoGP title Associated Press - Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Marc Marquez safely navigated the first turn of the Grand Prix of the Americas and quickly settled into 21 comfortable laps and his second consecutive … More »Marquez setting pace on march to MotoGP title

    Andrea Dovizioso of Italy leads Stefan Bradl (6) of Germany out of Turn 5 during the Grand Prix of the Americas MotoGP motorcycle race, Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Austin, Texas. Dovizioso finished third in the race. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Marc Marquez safely navigated the first turn of the Grand Prix of the Americas and quickly settled into 21 comfortable laps and his second consecutive victory of 2014.

  • Ferrari's new team principal Marco Mattiachi talks to the media after the second practice session of the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 18, 2014
    Ferrari's new F1 boss won't 'give up' on title AFP News - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Ferrari's new team principal Marco Mattiacci said Friday that the team had not given up on this year's world championship, two days ahead of the Chinese grand prix.  … More »Ferrari's new F1 boss won't 'give up' on title

    Ferrari's new team principal Marco Mattiachi talks to the media after the second practice session of the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 18, 2014

    Ferrari's new team principal Marco Mattiacci said Friday that the team had not given up on this year's world championship, two days ahead of the Chinese grand prix. Mattiacci was addressing reporters for the first time upon arriving at the Shanghai circuit after taking over from Stefano Domenicali, who quit on Monday. …

  • Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain chats with his crew inside the garage during the practice session ahead of Sunday's Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
    Hamilton sets the pace in Chinese GP practice Associated Press - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Mercedes set the fastest practice times again at the Chinese Grand Prix on Friday, though rivals Ferrari and Red Bull may have closed the gap somewhat … More »Hamilton sets the pace in Chinese GP practice

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain chats with his crew inside the garage during the practice session ahead of Sunday's Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Mercedes set the fastest practice times again at the Chinese Grand Prix on Friday, though rivals Ferrari and Red Bull may have closed the gap somewhat on Formula One's runaway leader.

  • Ferrari's new team principal Marco Mattiacci, center, watches the monitor during the practice session ahead of Sunday's Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
    Ferrari introduces new team principal in Shanghai Associated Press - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Ferrari's new team principal, Marco Mattiacci, arrived at the Chinese Grand Prix on Friday wearing large sunglasses — on an overcast day. More »Ferrari introduces new team principal in Shanghai

    Ferrari's new team principal Marco Mattiacci, center, watches the monitor during the practice session ahead of Sunday's Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Ferrari's new team principal, Marco Mattiacci, arrived at the Chinese Grand Prix on Friday wearing large sunglasses — on an overcast day.

  • Scuderia Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain drives down the straight before posting the fastest time during the first practice session of the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 18, 2014
    Alonso cheer, Raikkonen woe for Ferrari at Chinese grand prix AFP News - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Fernando Alonso brought some welcome cheer to Ferrari after a troubled week by setting the fastest time in first practice for the Chinese grand prix on Friday. However … More »Alonso cheer, Raikkonen woe for Ferrari at Chinese grand prix

    Scuderia Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain drives down the straight before posting the fastest time during the first practice session of the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 18, 2014

    Fernando Alonso brought some welcome cheer to Ferrari after a troubled week by setting the fastest time in first practice for the Chinese grand prix on Friday. However it was a mixed morning for the Italian giants and their new team principal Marco Mattiacci, who was installed after Stefano Domenicali dramatically quit …

  • Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland walks on the paddock ahead of Sunday's Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China Thursday, April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
    Alonso: No rapid turnaround under new leader Associated Press - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso doesn't expect a rapid turnaround for his struggling team following the resignation of team principal Stefano Domenicali, … More »Alonso: No rapid turnaround under new leader

    Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland walks on the paddock ahead of Sunday's Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China Thursday, April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso doesn't expect a rapid turnaround for his struggling team following the resignation of team principal Stefano Domenicali, but he still has hopes the team can be competitive later in the F1 season.

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