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Shakes wants Bafana to scalp Honduras

Shakes Mashaba. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT

Central America tour helps build unity in the team ahead of next 2018 World Cup qualifiers


Banyana ‘in push for Olympics’


Banyana must overcome Equatorial Guinea to qualify for next year’s edition of the Olympics


Lions ‘will rout rookie Cheetahs’

Lions head coach Johan Ackermann, right, with his assistant Swys de Bruin.  Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG

‘Hot and cold’ young Cheetahs no match for log-leading Golden Lions at Currie Cup semifinal

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Kimberley Club expected to attract top price

Jockey and horse. Picture: THINKSTOCK

Imports likely to steal show at ready-to-run sale with Lonhro's offspring expected to achieve top price of 199 lots


Four Bucs players in line for Caf awards

Yaya Toure makes a speech after receiving the African Player of the Year award during the Confederation of African Football award ceremony in Lagos, Nigeria, on Thursday.  Picture: REUTERS

Prestigious African Footballer of the Year award likely to be heavily contested as Yaya Toure seeks record-setting win

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No rest for busy Mbenge as he squares up to Mgidi


Commonwealth Games medallist Thulani Mbenge to fight Mpumalanga’s Xolani Mgidi less than 10 days after huge victory


Lock poser for Boks as De Jager fills Matfield’s shoes

Victor Matfield. Picture: GALLO IMAGES, LEFTY SHIVAMBU

Physical young player makes it difficult for Meyer to leave him out in the quarterfinal against Wales

Eben Etzebeth told a journalist not to ask stupid questions during Monday’s news conference. Picture: STEVE HAAG/GALLO IMAGES

Upbeat Springboks happy with being favourites against Wales

Boks must improve defence and prepare for tough game — victory will go to ‘whoever works the hardest, dominates the collisions and takes their chances’, says defence coach


De Villiers’ genius shows in Rabada moment, but slowing down has cost SA

Captain AB de Villiers has forced himself to slow down and think about game in new ways — but it has come at a price


Five reasons why the Boks would prefer Wales


Injury-weakened Wales with a poor record of wins against the Springboks preferable rivals to launch into final eight


De Villiers sparkles as South Africa edge India in first ODI

Proteas captain AB de Villiers reacts during the Cricket World Cup match against India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.  Picture:  REUTERS/HAMISH BLAIR

AB de Villiers and Rohit Sharma enhance personal reputations with scintillating centuries in five-run win over India


Battered Wales regroup for brutal Boks

Australia's fly half Kurtley Beale (left) is tackled by Wales' back row forward Ross Moriarty (right) during a Pool A match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Wales and Australia at Twickenham Stadium, southwest London, on Saturday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK

Wales confident they can overcome Springboks despite lack of composure and missed opportunities against Australia


Springboks need to pull out all the stops to get better of Wales

Wales lack all-round pedigree but are battle-hardened against the likes of Australia, unlike South Africa’s easier road


Bafana tails up for Honduras clash

Soccer ball. Picture: THINKSTOCK

Honduras have players from Europe in their squad, but none with the profile that the beaten Costa Ricans enjoyed


Jonah Lomu will always be the greatest, says humble Habana

CATCH ME: Bryan Habana heads for the line for a second try against the USA on Wednesday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK

Winger Brian Habana humbled by comparisons with rugby great Jonah Lomu who scored his tries in just two tournaments

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US claim Presidents Cup win

SMILES ALL ROUND:  Jordan Spieth poses for a selfie with fans after the US team’s Presidents Cup victory in South Korea on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS/KIM HONG-JI

Team effort overrides brief stumble by world No 1 Jordan Spieth to see US team capture prestigious golf title

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Djokovic in no mood for mercy

FOCUSED: Novak Djokovic hits a return against Zhang Ze in the China Open quarterfinals on Thursday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/GREG BAKER

Chinese hopes dashed as Zhang Ze crashes out, while Ivo Karlovic logs day’s most historic achievement


Wallabies coach braced for tough clash

Australia's head coach Michael Cheika (centre) attends a team training session on October 5, 2015, at Dulwich college in London, during the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Picture: AFP PHOTO/MARTIN BUREAU

Australians have beaten Wales in last 10 meetings — coach Cheika’s one win saw Wallabies edge it 33-28 —but many have been close contests

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Rosberg remains defiant in bid for title

Nico Rosberg keeps eye on drivers’ world title despite Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton’s big points lead


Meyer just happy to avoid Japan in quarter-finals

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer and wing Bryan Habana. Picture: AFP

SA coach Heyneke Meyer does not care which side Springboks play in World Cup quarter-finals, as long as it is not Japan


Habana shines as Boks secure top spot in

Pool B

South Africa's wing Bryan Habana celebrates scoring a try with Morne Steyn against the US in London, the UK, on Wednesday night. Picture:  REUTERS/ANDREW BOYERS

Squad's 10-try romp against outgunned US propels Boks to a quarterfinal date with either Australia or Wales at Twickenham


Safa sees sense and excuses Bucs trio


Three Orlando Pirates players released by South African Football Association from trip halfway around world to play for Bafana

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Wawrinka exorcises demons in Tokyo

Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka returns the ball to Japan's Tatsuma Ito during his men's singles tennis match at the Japan Open championships in Tokyo on Wednesday.  Picture: REUTERS/THOMAS PETER

Top seed Stan Wawrinka ends Japanese wildcard Tatsuma Ito’s brave resistance after an hour and 42 minutes with a fizzing forehand down the line


Peaking at semis, the aim of Lions’ Whiteley after injury


Lions’ Warren Whiteley disappointed at missing the cut for the Springbok World Cup squad

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Mercedes close in, but Lauda worried


Mercedes can celebrate their second successive Formula One constructors’ title in Russia on Sunday but Niki Lauda fears they could be forced to wait

Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain (right) celebrates winning the Russian Grand Prix with Andy Cowell, Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains MD in Sochi, Russia, on Sunday. Picture:  REUTERS/GRIGORY DUKOR

Hamilton riding high after ninth victory

Lewis Hamilton enjoys ninth win of the season as Mercedes secures second successive Formula One constructors’ title


Wanderers to get makeover before hosting England Test

The Wanderers Cricket Stadium in Johannesburg.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

The English are coming and to mark the occasion the Bull Ring has national attendance record for cricket Test match in its cross hairs

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Buthelezi hands Doctor bitter pill


Gideon ‘Hardcore’ Buthelezi outclasses rival to take vacant WBA Pan African junior bantamweight title in perfect 10

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Mickelson gets his mojo back in Presidents Cup

METTLESOME: Phil Mickelson talks with his caddie Jim Mackay in the opening foursomes in Incheon on Thursday. Picture: REUTERS/KIM HONG-JI

Phil Mickelson justifies his selection for Presidents Cup team with flawless display as Americans take 4-1 lead


Study looks at how sports affect markets’ performance

Transactions print on Wednesday at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd in Hong Kong, China. Hong Kong stocks closed at a six-month low as jitters from the mainland market spread. Picture: EPA/JEROME FAVRE

IG has complied research into how sports performances affect indices, shares on them, tips SABMiller as ‘one to watch’ as Rugby World Cup progresses

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Mdluli in WBA challenge for Ramabolu’s title


Champion-starved province to host rematch between George Mdluli and WBA Pan African junior middleweight champion Frans Ramabolu


SA scotch photo claim Malherbe is a muncher


Springboks will not seek an apology from British tabloid for claim prop Frans Malherbe bit an American


Is Sexwale the man for football’s top job?

Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

South African politician Tokyo Sexwale considering running for Fifa’s top job and stands a good chance of winning African support


Blatter and Platini suspended by Fifa

Issa Hayatou stands with Fifa president Sepp Blatter after he was re-elected in Zurich, Switzerland, in May. Picture: REUTERS/RUBEN SPRICH

Ethics watchdog’s action against four soccer powerbrokers could clear way for South Africa’s Tokyo Sexwale and Jordanian Prince Ali bin al Hussein as Confederation of African Football head Issa Hayatou takes helm


Fortunate Morkel savours series-winning bowling against India

KUDOS:  SA captain Faf du Plessis congratulates Albie Morkel for one of his three wickets against India on Sunday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/DIBYANGSHU SARKAR

Series has already been decided so why not cancel the remaining games?

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Phumelela in pull for R1m Vaal turf race


Phumelela Gaming & Leisure will be keen to keep new backer SAP in the sport


McCaw injury ‘no cause for panic’

NO WORRIES: All Blacks captain Richie McCaw has been injured. Picture: AFP

All Blacks’ talismanic skipper Richie McCaw leaves Kieran Read to lead against Tonga

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‘Baby Beast’ Nkosi raring to go after serving two-year doping ban


Nkosi back in the ring against fierce Tanzanian Hamis Gulaka in a nontitle encounter

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