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Duo to fly SA flag at World Cycling Champs

Article  -  Posted on Sunday, 23 February 2014  -  570 Views  -  0 Comments
Cycling South Africa has selected Bernard Esterhuizen and Nolan Hoffman to represent the country at the 2014 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Cali, Colombia, which takes place from 26 February to 2 March. Both the Opex (Operation Excellence) athletes have qualified for more than one event... Read Article

Rooney signs new contract at United

Article  -  Posted on Sunday, 23 February 2014  -  550 Views  -  0 Comments
England striker Wayne Rooney has signed a four-year contract extension that will keep him at Manchester United until June 2019. The 28-year-old Rooney, who left Everton for Old Trafford in 2004, had one year to run on his old contract. “I am made up to be staying at United,” said Rooney, whose new... Read Article

Ahn leads Russia to relay glory

Article  -  Posted on Sunday, 23 February 2014  -  716 Views  -  0 Comments
Speed skating extraordinaire Viktor Ahn won his second gold medal of the night when he led Russia to victory in the men’s 5,000m relay title. In front of the vociferous home crowd in Sochi, the 28-year-old Korean-born skater inspired the four-man Russian team to a new Olympic record time of 6.42.... Read Article

Super WIN for Free State Cheetahs

Article  -  Posted on Sunday, 23 February 2014  -  573 Views  -  0 Comments
Springbok fly half Johan Goosen contributed all the points with the boot to help the Cheetahs to their first ever Super Rugby win over the Bulls on Friday evening at the Free State stadium in Bloemfontein. Goosen kicked four penalties and a drop goal in pouring rain to give his side a victory of 15... Read Article

Soccer for all

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 19 February 2014  -  1,537 View  -  0 Comments
IT’S not at every soccer match that the referee carries a whistle and a flag during the match, however, this is a norm at a match which deaf players are participating in. On Saturday, Converse FC from QwaQwa was playing against Bartimea School for the Deaf and Blind at Clive Solomon Stadium in... Read Article

Cheetahs ready to kick off Super Rugby

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 19 February 2014  -  649 Views  -  0 Comments
THE Free State Cheetahs will open their Super Rugby campaign this weekend when they clash with The Lions at the Free State Stadium on Saturday.  Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské believes the Lions’ hunger for Super Rugby will make them a dangerous prospect in their opening match. The Saturday clash will... Read Article

Mzansi Tour goes via Free State

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 19 February 2014  -  609 Views  -  0 Comments
THE Free State will be the hub of the five-stage 2014 Mzansi Tour from April 8 to 12, cycling race’s organisers said on Tuesday. “Taking the race to the Free State was the right thing to do logistically, it’s a beautiful part of South Africa,” Malcolm Lange said. “It was an obvious choice for us.... Read Article

Not enough light for Stars to shine

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 19 February 2014  -  939 Views  -  0 Comments
A new date is yet to be announced after the PSL encounter between Free State Stars and Orlando Pirates which was set to take place at the Charles Mopeli Stadium on Wednesday night was called off. The decision stemmed from a meeting with the Match Commissioner, Vincent Alie, Stadium Management, the... Read Article

Johnson up roots SA top order

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 19 February 2014  -  627 Views  -  0 Comments
Mitchell Johnson continued his sizzling Ashes form in Centurion as he put the brakes on South Africa’s reply on day two of the first Test. Johnson skittled the Proteas’ top order and also took an exceptional catch as he finished the second day with figures of 4 for 51, with South Africa struggling... Read Article

Derby to kick-off second half of PSL season

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 31 January 2014  -  708 Views  -  0 Comments
IT has been revealed that the match between Free State Stars and Bloemfontein Celtic will be played tomorrow, rather than two days later, as was initially announced. Celtic Public Relations Officer, Sello Nduna said this will be the first match from the break for both teams and comes a day before... Read Article

Mayoral sports league launched

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 31 January 2014  -  1,990 View  -  0 Comments
The Maluti-A-Phofung local municipality hosted the launch of the Mayoral Sports League at the Phuthaditjhaba Stadium on Tuesday to address the national challenges of crime and unemployment among the youth. The Mayoral League aims at producing tomorrow’s stars by fighting crime and youth... Read Article

Libya through to CHAN final after shoot out

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 31 January 2014  -  654 Views  -  0 Comments
Libya went through to the CHAN final after triumphing 4-3 over Zimbabwe in a penalty shoot-out at the Free State Stadium on Wednesday evening. The Zimbabweans threatened on attack through regulation and extra time and should have finished the match off before the penalty shoot-out. In the first... Read Article

10 man Ghana book place in FINAL

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 31 January 2014  -  726 Views  -  0 Comments
An incredible defensive effort by a 10-man Ghana side secured them a 4-1 penalty shoot-out win over Nigeria in a 2014 CHAN semi-final clash at the Free State Stadium on Wednesday evening. The match ended goalless after 120 minutes, with the Black Stars playing the final 55 minutes of the match with... Read Article

Bafana goalkeeper out on bail

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 31 January 2014  -  621 Views  -  0 Comments
Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune is expected back in the Lyttleton Magistrate’s Court in March to face charges of reckless and negligent driving, The New Age reported on Wednesday. The soccer star was caught driving at 173km/h in a 120km/h zone in a sponsored Nissan Juke in Centurion on... Read Article

SA’s ‘Twiggy’ Baker on top at wave challenge

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 31 January 2014  -  983 Views  -  0 Comments
South Africa’s Grant “Twiggy” Baker won the prestigious Body Glove Mavericks Invitational in waves with faces exceeding 13 metres at Pillar Point, Half Moon Bay in Santa Cruz, California last week. Competing against 23 of the world’s best big wave chargers in the fourth stop on the Xpreshon Big... Read Article

Free State has a badminton star

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 27 January 2014  -  3,569 Views  -  0 Comments
When boys of his age were all interested in playing soccer and other common sporting codes, Victor Mokoena fell in love with playing Badminton when he was in Grade 8 at the age of 14 in the Northern Free State at Kheleng Secondary School in Hennenman. After matriculating at Kheleng, Mokoena... Read Article

Race is on for top honors

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 27 January 2014  -  2,157 Views  -  0 Comments
SOCCER stadiums around Dihlabeng Municipality are being turned into a theatre of dreams with local clubs fighting for a top position in log standing in the Mayoral league. With a price tag of R50 000, which teams will share at the end of the season, it seems like the Zebra Force might take the... Read Article

Chiefs open Eight point lead

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 27 January 2014  -  652 Views  -  0 Comments
AN own-goal by Wayne Arendse was the only thing separating Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns at Loftus Stadium on Thursday evening as the Amakhosi claimed a 1-0 win in their Absa Premiership match. The victory means Kaizer Chiefs will go eight points clear at the top of the table, while Sundowns... Read Article

United emergency

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 27 January 2014  -  563 Views  -  0 Comments
A drunk Manchester United fan called 999 (emergency line) “demanding” to speak to Sir Alex Ferguson after the club’s defeat. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) were called at 22:30 on Wednesday by a man from Crumpsall after the team lost to Sunderland in the Capital One Cup. GMP said it “can be sad... Read Article

Igesund gets Presidents backing

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 27 January 2014  -  607 Views  -  0 Comments
President Jacob Zuma has come out and shown support for under-fire national coach Gordon Igesund. Speaking to radio station SAfm, Zuma said, “We’re well aware that some people are criticising the way the national team played against Nigeria. Some want the team disbanded. It has improved greatly and... Read Article