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James Rodriguez of Colombia. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/CLIVE ROSE

Rodriguez realises Spanish dream with Real

1 day(s) ago

Transfer fee for Colombian striker is unknown, but Spanish media report a figure of between € 75m and € 80m

Rugby

History not on Sharks’ side in Crusaders clash

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2 day(s) ago

KwaZulu-Natal team have lost more away semifinals than they have won

Soccer

Gerrard hangs up international boots

CALLING IT QUITS: Steven Gerrard of England on the ball during the international friendly match between England and Peru at Wembley Stadium on May 30 this year. Picture: GETTY IMAGES, CLIVE ROSE
2 day(s) ago

England captain Steven Gerrard announces his retirement from international soccer, Liverpool midfielder won 114 caps for his country

Other Sport

Troicki returns to beat Thiem at Swiss Open

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2 day(s) ago

Viktor Troicki makes most of his return to tennis after one-year ban, defeats Dominic Thiem to reach second round of Swiss Open

Cricket

Proteas’ pace bowlers thrive on pitch made for spinners

Dale Steyn. Picture: SYDNEY SESHIBEDI
2 day(s) ago

Dry pitch in Galle does not hinder performance of South Africa fast bowlers as Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel claim 16 of 20 wickets on offer in first Test against Sri Lanka

Cricket

India break winless run in Lord’s Test

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2 day(s) ago

India ends run of 15 Tests without away victory after beating England, putting tourists 1-0 up in five-match series after drawn opener

Soccer

Brazilian football has fallen behind the world leaders, says icon Neymar

Neymar. Picture: AFP PHOTO
2 day(s) ago

Neymar says team strove hard for glory, but other countries have moved ahead, Brazil must catch up, star player refuses to pin the blame on Luiz Felipe Scolari

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McIlroy walks with the legends after British Open victory

CHAMPION:  Rory McIlroy kisses the Claret Jug after winning the British Open on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS/CATHAL McNAUGHTON
3 day(s) ago

Rory McIlroy joins legends Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus as the only players to have achieved that feat by the time they were 25

Kaizer Chiefs

Karuru impresses in trial outing with Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs will confirm only on Wednesday whether they have signed Ovidy Karuru, speedy attacking midfielder started for Amakhosi in Chippa United game

Opinion

Bloemfontein Celtic’s Middendorp infuriates Safa over player’s release

Perennially irritable Bloemfontein Celtic coach’s name will definitely not appear on the Safa Christmas shopping list this year

Other Sport

Woods and Mickelson ‘not Ryder Cup certainties’

VETERAN SKIPPER: Tom Watson of the US watches his tee shot on the fourth hole during the second round of the British Open Championship at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, northern England. Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

US Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson is taking biennial team event seriously, rejects notion that Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson are guaranteed places in his side

Other Sport

Futura a favourite despite failure at July race

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2 day(s) ago

Bookies believe three-year-old Futura can win Beach Beauty Champions Cup at Greyville, there is also support for Pomodoro

Rugby

White’s loyalty to and investment in his players have paid off handsomely

Jake White. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG
3 day(s) ago

Jake White’s coaching career has coincided with loyalty to players who have done well for him

Opinion

Ball-tampering — it’s just one of the original sins of the game

Vernon Philander. Picture: REUTERS/DINUKA LIYANAWATTE

Ball-tampering is one of the most overrated, overhyped ‘crimes’ in cricket

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Rosberg ends memorable week with Grand Prix win

JUBILANT: Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg of Germany sprays champagne as he celebrates on the podium after winning the German F1 Grand Prix at the Hockenheim racing circuit on Sunday. Rosberg won his home German Grand Prix for Mercedes to stretch his overall lead in the Formula One championship to 14 points. Picture: REUTERS/MICHAEL DALDER
3 day(s) ago

Nico Rosberg completes memorable week for himself, his nation when he cruises to first win in his home German Grand Prix

Other Sport

Young team gives SA another world champion

Zolani Tete celebrates his win over Japan's Teiru Kinoshita after their IBF super-flyweight title match in Kobe on Friday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/JIJI PRESS
3 day(s) ago

Zolani Tete shrugs off lack of local television coverage of him winning International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight title in Japan

Rugby

Coach confident Sharks can go all way despite narrow win

Jannie du Plessis. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG
3 day(s) ago

Sharks director of rugby Jake White is confident team can win competition in spite of tough victory against Highlanders at Kings Park

Other Sport

Beach Beauty will get special send-off at Champions Cup

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6 day(s) ago

No lack of equine heroes this year with top performances from Yorker, Louis The King and Legislate, although Beach Beauty is still many punters’ favourite

Other Sport

Minister ducks blame over boxing CEO

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7 day(s) ago

After suspension of yet another Boxing SA CEO, Department of Sport says it cannot be blamed for what have turned out to be bad appointments

Soccer

Mashaba makes plain his desire to reclaim old Bafana job

Ephraim Shakes Mashaba. Picture: THE TIMES
6 day(s) ago

Protracted search for new Bafana Bafana coach takes another twist when Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba announces he is available

Rugby

Travel represents no barrier for Brumbies

Joe Tomane. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT
6 day(s) ago

Winger Joe Tomane says Brumbies have little to fear from prospect of another arduous journey to Super Rugby final

Other Sport

Celebrity auctioneer to conduct Bloodstock SA sale

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6 day(s) ago

World-renowned New Zealand auctioneer Steve Davis will mount rostrum for Bloodstock South Africa National Two-Year-Old Sale

Other Sport

Rosberg has an opportunity to extend Germany’s winning streak

Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg. Picture: REUTERS
6 day(s) ago

Nico Rosberg can keep his country on a roll on by becoming first German Formula One driver to win home grand prix in German car

Rugby

Steyn looks set to start as Lambie rides bench

RECONDITIONED: Frans Steyn at the Sharks training session at Kings Park in Durban on Tuesday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
6 day(s) ago

Contrary to comments from Sharks director of rugby Jake White about Patrick Lambie, Frans Steyn likely to start at flyhalf against Highlanders

Vernon Philander. Picture: REUTERS/DINUKA LIYANAWATTE

Proteas camp tries to bully broadcaster

Threats follow fast bowler Vernon Philander being filmed tampering with the match ball

Other Sport

Top athletes bury injuries to aim for gold

NEW HORIZONS: Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt addresses a press conference in Tokyo on Wednesday. The 100m and 200m world record holder is looking for new challenges. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

Olympic champions Usain Bolt, Mo Farah, Bradley Wiggins headline host of star names hoping to be fit enough, avoid selection snubs to strike gold at Commonwealth Games

Soccer

Sangweni set for new contract at Orlando Pirates

Siyabonga Sangweni. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU
6 day(s) ago

Orlando Pirates to end weeks of speculation about Siyabonga Sangweni, rumours he will join Mamelodi Sundowns, plan to offer defender new agreement

Other Sport

Le Clos curbs ambitions but still wants two golds at games

Chad le Clos. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
8 day(s) ago

Chad le Clos scales down his ambitious Commonwealth Games medal chase after chest infection interferes with his preparation for event

Other Sport

Stage victory tops yellow jersey, says Gallopin

Lotto Belisol. Picture: EPA/YOAN VALAT
7 day(s) ago

Tony Gallopin wins 11th stage of Tour de France, says it is even better than wearing yellow jersey from Vincenzo Nibali on Bastille Day

Soccer

Barcelona accepts Suarez’s ‘imperfections’ after Liverpool move

Luis Suarez. Picture: AFP PHOTO
6 day(s) ago

Barcelona believes Luis Suarez will play positive role, despite World Cup bite, because club ‘accepts humans with all their mistakes’

Cricket

Elgar’s century helps lift SA’s first day tally

Dean Elgar. Picture: REUTERS/DINUKA LIYANAWATTE
7 day(s) ago

Sri Lanka’s bowling attack restricts South Africa to 268/5 at the close of play

Other Sport

Scott leaves no stone unturned for British Open

Adam Scott. Picture: REUTERS
8 day(s) ago

World No 1 Adam Scott leaves no stone unturned in build-up to British Open as he strives to make it third time lucky after two successive near-misses

Other Sport

Porte confident of Tour de France win after injured Froome lends support

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8 day(s) ago

Richie Porte says teammate Chris Froome is behind him in his quest to win Tour de France, Australian is second in overall standings

Cricket

Cook will make runs soon, says Robson

Alastair Cook shows his frustration just after David Warner pulled Tim Bresnan for four during game three of the one-day international series between Australia and England at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/DON ARNOLD
8 day(s) ago

England opener Sam Robson confident captain Alastair Cook will be back to his best soon, says he believes ‘runs are around the corner for him’

Soccer

Chiefs lukewarm about playing in African league

Kaizer Chiefs
8 day(s) ago

Kaizer Chiefs to decide only next week whether to participate in African Champions League, South Africa now has two places in club competition

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