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Amakhosi  coach Stuart Baxter. Picture: REUTERS

New Swallows coach makes debut

17 hour(s) ago

Despite one training session with team, Fani Madida is upbeat ahead of clash with Chiefs

Rugby

Currie Cup final may feature Kriel

Lions coach Johan Ackermann. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEE WARREN
17 hour(s) ago

His perpetual motion has helped make him the competition’s leading try-scorer with nine dot-downs

Cricket

De Villiers scores his bowlers ‘nine out of 10’

AB De Villiers. Picture: REUTERS/DINUKA LIYANAWATTE
17 hour(s) ago

Perhaps an innings of 199 not out or a haul of nine wickets would grab captain’s attention

Soccer

Khune may have to fight for top position

Itumeleng Khune. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU
16 hour(s) ago

National team and club captain is still weeks away from recovering from an ankle injury

Columnists

Desire to see Chiefs suffer grows as team continue a record-breaking run

Mninawa Ntloko promo
17 hour(s) ago

The thing is, Amakhosi are purring along like a well-oiled machine and they’ve managed to break a few records along the way

Soccer

Banyana are prepared for tough Nigeria clash

Picture: THINKSTOCK
17 hour(s) ago

It is never easy qualifying out of a group if one loses the opening game, and Banyana find themselves facing their nemesis

Cricket

Clarke sees big role for spinners

Michael Clarke. Picture: REUTERS
16 hour(s) ago

Australia have practised on a specially prepared spin pitch at Brisbane in the lead-up to the Tests and hired world-record Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan to learn how to bowl and play spin

Cricket

West Indies meet to resolve crisis over abandoned India tour

Picture: GALLO IMAGES
16 hour(s) ago

The return home of the team after the fourth of five one-day internationals and before the three scheduled Test matches, left India facing losses, say Indian media, of about $65m

Bafana coach Gordon Igesund. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT

Phala backs Igesund’s methods at SuperSport

Igesund once branded winger Thuso Phala the ace up his sleeve

Opinion

SA may be forced to face West Indies has-beens

Picture: GALLO IMAGES

There is a rich tradition of intransigence and stupidity in cricket — it comes from spending so much time in the company of the same people playing a sport in which every individual is destined to fail more than they succeed, writes Neil Manthorp

Rugby

Lions have better stats than Province

Picture: THINKSTOCK
16 hour(s) ago

Both have scored tries freely, meaning the path to victory for both will be stifling the others’ attacking instincts

Soccer

Chippa coach talks tough ahead of Sundowns game

Picture: THINKSTOCK
16 hour(s) ago

Roger Sikhakhane has taken club to an impressive sixth place on the Absa Premier League standings

Rugby

Management turmoil behind Sharks’ losses

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

The boardroom problems threaten to destabilise a union that for years has been the model of consistency

Opinion

Currie Cup deserves more than paltry applause in empty stadiums

The fantasy of legions of fanatically loyal local fans, ostensibly the bedrock of provincial rugby and a major justification for its existence, is exposed as just that

Rugby

Springboks kick off preparations

GLASS HALF FULL: Jean de Villiers believes the Stormers are showing signs of improvement, despite mounting evidence to the contrary. Picture: CARL FOURIE/GALLO IMAGES
1 day(s) ago

Captain says there is ‘a great mood and a positive atmosphere’ at Stellenbosch training camp

Soccer

Ajax plan rebound after defeat

Ajax. Picture:  Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ LANCE PRINSLOO
1 day(s) ago

Ajax host Platinum Stars at the Cape Town Stadium just three days after defeat in their top-of-the-table clash with AmaKhosi in which they lost their 100% home record

Soccer

Pirates’ Qalinge to face former club Aces in league match

Thabo Qalinge.  Picture: GALLO IMAGES
1 day(s) ago

Coach Clive Barker gave 'Section 10' his Premier Soccer League debut last season and the winger shone in Aces’ fantastic campaign

Soccer

Meyiwa to captain Pirates after his performances for Bafana

Orlando Pirates coach Vladimir Vermezovic. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU
2 day(s) ago

Just a few days after returning from another successful Fifa international week with Bafana, goalkeeper Meyiwa was awarded the captain’s armband ahead of Siyabonga Sangweni

Other Sport

Horseracing competition complaint withdrawn

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2 day(s) ago

‘No monopoly or anticompetitive practices in the South African horseracing industry’

Other Sport

Williams criticises ‘bully’ remarks

Serena Williams. Picture AFP/ROSLAN RAHMAN
2 day(s) ago

Tennis star applauds swift action from the Women’s Tennis Association, which fined Russian federation chief Shamil Tarpischev $25,000 and banned him from tennis for a year

Jockey and horse. Picture: THINKSTOCK

CTS to offer a R50m jackpot at yearling sale

Just how this 'jackpot' will work has not been explained, but it is expected to attract the ‘highest calibre to the sale’

Cricket

SA matches Down Under are all about World Cup

ON MISSION: Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers during the South African national cricket squad departure press conference at OR Tambo International Airport on Sunday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT
1 day(s) ago

Should SA win all the matches, they will be the world’s top-ranked team in the format

Rugby

Faith in young Bulls may yet prove justified

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Emerging talent could be the answer to bringing back the glory days to Loftus

Other Sport

Fana takes on Seroka for vacant WBF belt

 Mzonke Fana.  Picture: GALLO IMAGES, LEFTY SHIVAMBU
1 day(s) ago

The pair last fought in 2009, when Mzonke Fana stopped Jasper Seroka in the sixth round, but he has shown signs of ageing in recent months

Soccer

Dominant Chiefs keep their head

Tefu Mashamatie.   Picture: GALLO IMAGES
2 day(s) ago

Amakhosi’s 15-match ‘runaway train’ smashes Sundowns record

Rugby

White may get to steer Wallabies in World Cup

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

Ewen McKenzie falls on his sword after having to defend himself against allegations of a relationship with a female member of the Wallabies staff

Rugby

Carr’s place in final at risk

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

He left the field midway through the first half with a shake of the head, indicating that he understood the injury to be serious

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