Celtic’s Aleksandar Tonev given seven-match ban for racist insults

Celtic have backed Aleksandar Tonev after the winger was suspended for seven matches for using “offensive, insulting and abusive language of a racist nature” against Aberdeen defender Shay Logan.

The 24-year-old Bulgarian, on loan from Aston Villa until the end

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Nigerian coach blames white US referee for Africa’s loss

Nigeria’s coach Stephen Keshi blamed American referee Mark Geiger after his side lost 2-0 to France in the World Cup last 16 in Brasilia.

Germany and France snuffed out African hopes after both European powerhouses left Africa with no teams … Read the rest

Africans in World Cup Soccer match-fixing scandal

Ghana has been exposed as agreeing to take part in international football matches organised by match fixers.

An undercover investigation found that the President of Ghana’s Football Association agreed for the team to play in international matches that others were … Read the rest

Red card struck from Bismarck’s record

bismarck2A red card against Springbok hooker Bismarck du Plessis in a weekend rugby test between South Africa and New Zealand has been removed from his record.

“The judicial officer found that the decision made by referee Romain Poite to issue … Read the rest

Johan Cronje claims 1500m medal

A perfectly timed surge at the finish helped Johan Cronje claim bronze and the first ever medal for South Africa in the men’s 1,500 metre event at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow on Sunday.

Cronje, the national record-holder in … Read the rest

Cheetahs narrowly beat Lions

The Free State Cheetahs got their Absa Currie Cup campaign off to a good start when they narrowly beat the Golden Lions 30-29 at Ellis Park Stadium on Saturday.

They return home with maximum points after outscoring their opponents by … Read the rest

Le Clos powers to 100m butterfly gold at Fina World Championships

lecloswins“After winning the 200m, people were saying that the time was not fast. So I just wanted to prove to everyone that I could win the 100 and do a fast time,” Le Clos said.

Le Clos, who had earlier

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Briton, 22, arrested for ‘racist Tweet’ aimed at black footballer

A 22-year-old man has been released on police bail in connection with racist tweets aimed at the West Ham striker Carlton Cole, police said.

The man, from Southend in Essex, was arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order

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Race an issue while white South African swimmers win gold

While white South African swimmers, Cameron van den Burgh and Chad Le Clos, have won  gold medals at the Olympic games in London, complaints that  “Team SA” is “too white” have surfaced. In a country where affirmative action requires black … Read the rest