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Tahir, De Kock star as SA earn first World Cup win

Tahir, De Kock star as SA earn first World Cup win

Led by Imran Tahir, South Africa’s attack overpowered Afghanistan to earn their first win in five games at the World Cup at Sophia Gardens on Saturday.

Bulls grab Super Rugby playoff spot as Lions bow out

The Bulls overcame an early scare to beat the Lions 48-27 and take the last Super Rugby playoff spot after Saturday’s derby at Loftus Versfeld.

Caster says Moroccan boss tried to bar her from Rabat Diamond League

Caster Semenya has rejected the claim by the Rabat Diamond League organisers that she had declined their invitation to compete there, saying they had first barred her from taking part and then allowed her when it was too late.

Exquisite Am strikes late as Sharks down Stormers

Centre Lukhanyo Am is the toast of Durban after his injury-time try secured the Sharks a place in the Super Rugby play-offs by seeing off the Stormers 12-9 in a dour arm-wrestle that lacked quality but not commitment.

Bafana play to goalless draw against Ghana in Nations Cup dress rehearsal

Bafana Bafana played to a 0-0 draw in their friendly international behind closed doors against Ghana at the Dubai Police Academy on Saturday.

Bongani Zungu says Ghana will give Bafana a tough outing

Midfielder Bongani Zungu expects Bafana Bafana to be given a tough workout in their friendly Africa Cup of Nations warm-up match against Ghana at the Dubai Police Academy on Saturday.

Joe Root is England’s glue, says Morgan

England captain Eoin Morgan heaped praise on batsman Joe Root whose polished century led the team to an emphatic eight-wicket Cricket World Cup victory over West Indies on Friday.

Caster Semenya declines Rabat 800m race: organisers

"She received an invitation but is unable to organise her schedule to come to Rabat," organiser Alain Blondel told AFP.

Cristiano Ronaldo served with papers in US rape lawsuit

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has been served with court papers related to a rape lawsuit in the United States, according to documents filed by his lawyers on Friday.

Celtics' Tshegofatso Mabasa joins Pirates

Pirates have been linked to a number of players recently, but Sowetanlive has it confirmed that Mabasa is the Sea Robbers' third signing at this stage.

Brazil win but fans unhappy at lacklustre display

Brazil win but fans unhappy at lacklustre display

Proteas fast bowler Lungi Ngidi looks set to miss World Cup clash against Afghanistan

Lungi Ngidi seems set to miss South Africa’s World Cup match against Afghanistan at Sophia Gardens on Saturday.

Stakes high for the Lions in must-win clash against the Bulls

As if it wasn’t high enough‚ the stakes were raised considerably for the Lions on Friday as their Super Rugby prospects were placed in greater peril.

Bafana Bafana climb in latest Fifa rankings

Bafana Bafana have moved up one place to number 73 in the latest FIFA World Rankings that were released on Friday.

Boxing's golden days over as Chauke decides to quit

He now promotes and train boxers

Veteran referee made a mark

33 years since Buqwana's close shave

Veldwijk’s not much to look at‚ but he can score‚ says Bafana coach Baxter

Lars Veldwijk is not so easy on the eye‚ but if you get the big Sparta Rotterdam centre-forward in the right areas he can score for Bafana Bafana‚ national team coach Stuart Baxter has said.

Junior Boks growing in confidence ahead of France semifinal

With a fourth straight Under-20 World Championship semifinal looming‚ the Junior Springboks are focusing on mental preparation after three physical matches in 11 days in the Pool phase.

‘The effort was incredible‚’ says Banyana coach Ellis

Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis says she cannot fault the effort of her players after their 1-0 defeat to China at the Fifa Women’s World Cup ended any realistic hopes of a second-round place.

Bok coach Erasmus delighted as Marx commits to Lions

Amid an exodus elsewhere the Lions have retained the service of Malcolm Marx until 2021.

Benkenstein warns Proteas to adapt or face embarrassing World Cup exit

London - South Africa batting coach Dale Benkenstein has warned his struggling side to adapt to the unique demands of the World Cup or face an embarrassing exit.

Crippling power comes head to head when Makabu takes on Kudryashov

Ilunga “Junior” Makabu and Dmitry “Russian Hammer” Kudryashov have so many knockout victims between them that it is no exaggeration to suggest there will be no need for the judges when they collide for the WBC Silver cruiserweight belt in Russia on Sunday.

West Indies must be smart to topple England, says Holder

Southampton - West Indies captain Jason Holder says his resurgent side are using their brains as well as brawn ahead of a World Cup clash with hosts England on Friday.

All my focus is on Afcon, says Darren Keet

Clubless goalie hopes offers will come through

Rose rides hot putter to US Open lead

Justin Rose rode a red-hot putter to an opening round of six-under-par 65 and a one-shot lead at the U.S Open on Thursday while Tiger Woods and two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka turned in scrappy efforts to stay in contention.

'Don't put pressure on Lazarous Kambole', Mbesuma cautions Kaizer Chiefs

Former Kaizer Chiefs striker Collins Mbesuma has cautioned against putting too much pressure on the club's new star signing Lazarous Kambole.

'AB de Villiers u-turn came as no surprise'

But Van der Dussen has been standing tall for SA

Banyana Banyana suffer second successive World Cup defeat in France

Banyana Banyana’s Women’s World Cup hopes are hanging by a slender thread after they slipped to a 1-0 defeat to China in their Group B clash at the Parc des Princes in Paris on Thursday.

Caster wins another round against IAAF

Caster Semenya has won another legal skirmish with the IAAF allowing her to compete freely without medication — but claims she still isn’t allowed to race. Her lawyers said in a statement on Thursday night that the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland had rejected an urgent request by the IAAF to immediately reimpose its female eligibility regulations on the athlete.
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