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Bernard Parker. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ MANUS VAN DYK

Amakhosi marksman ready to return

13 hour(s) ago

Pacesetters look to extend lead when they face Platinum Stars in league encounter on Wednesday night

Cricket

Fierce Australia not expected to roll over

AB de Villiers. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
9 hour(s) ago

One-day international against Australia in Harare unlikely to be rude awakening for South Africa, AB de Villiers says he expects another tough series.

Soccer

Sundowns skipper Schut says Pirates were ‘unlucky’

Lebohang Mokoena of Mamelodi Sundowns. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG
9 hour(s) ago

Captain Alje Schut says he thinks Mamelodi Sundowns are better than Orlando Pirates because ‘we believe in ourselves’

Soccer

Birds manage unconvincing win over Polokwane

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9 hour(s) ago

Cash-strapped Moroka Swallows should be concerned after their porous defence in Absa Premiership victory against Polokwane City

Rugby

Whiteley returns to Lions for game against Kings

Warren Whiteley. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEE WARREN
9 hour(s) ago

Lions will be bolstered by return of captain Warren Whiteley, while Eastern Province Kings will have to come to terms with loss of talisman, leader Luke Watson

Other Sport

Joubert must beat Otimbio, says coach

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10 hour(s) ago

Warren Joubert, whose career took knock when he hurt his ankle, may challenge new WBA pan-African junior welterweight champion Paul Kamanga

HIGH SPIRITS: Chelsea's Frank Lampard celebrates for teammate Fernando Torres, who scored the team's first goal against Aston Villa in their English Premier League soccer match at Stamford Bridge in London on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS

Lampard opts to end international career

England midfielder Frank Lampard announces retirement from international football after career spanning 15 years

Opinion

A plea to the powers that be to shield Mashaba from the madding crowd

Mashaba has been Bafana coach for only a month but, astonishingly, he is already under pressure from those who have trouble accepting him as outgoing mentor Gordon Igesund’s successor

Other Sport

Pacquiao vs Mayweather still just a dream

NEW ARENA: Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao attends a news conference at the Venetian Macao on Saturday. Pacquiao, who will fight Brandon Rios of the US at the hotel on November 24, will continue his political career when he retires from the ring. Picture: REUTERS
10 hour(s) ago

Manny Pacquiao, Chris Algieri on globe-trotting tour to promote their welterweight title fight in November, but match looks further away than ever

Opinion

Time off from the nets is a good idea for modern Test cricketers

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Cricket is a sport where repetitive practice can be as harmful as it can be beneficial

Soccer

Baxter underlines consistency as Chiefs plan for final

Stuart Baxter. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Despite taxing schedule, coach says too many changes upset the team

Rugby

Basson’s return from injury to boost Bulls

IN THE AIR: Bulls wing Bjorn Basson (L) and Lions full back Chrysander Boths (R), during the Bulls/Lions match at Loftus Versveld in March. Pic: RAYMOND PRESTON
1 day(s) ago

The speedy Basson, who has been out with an ankle injury, missed the Bulls’ start to the Currie Cup campaign

Rugby

Springboks summon Bulls prop after Malherbe injury

Stormers coach Allister Coetzee. Picture: GETTY IMAGES
1 day(s) ago

Malherbe sustained an ankle injury during the Boks’ 33-31 win over Argentina, which has ruled him out for four months and the remainder of the Rugby Championship

Rugby

Pumas shoot down myths of Bok scrum

SHOWING INTENT: General view of the scrum during the DHL Western Province training session at High Performance Centre on Monday in Cape Town. Western Province beat the Sharks 25-19 in their Currie Cup game on Saturday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
2 day(s) ago

Too soon to say that ‘Bajada’ scrum has returned, but Argentina debunked myth of dominant Springbok scrum in their heartbreaking loss to South Africa

Rugby

Argentina have silenced their critics, says De Villiers

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers. Picture: DAILY DISPATCH
2 day(s) ago

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers says debate over whether Argentina deserve to be in Rugby Championship must end as their results have done talking for them

Soccer

United secure first point under Van Gaal

Louis van Gaal. Picture: REUTERS/TOUSSAINT KLUITERS
2 day(s) ago

Manchester United get first Premier League point under Louis van Gaal, but still searching for first competitive win of his reign after draw with Sunderland

BusinessDay

Overseas-based SA players get game time

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2 day(s) ago

Several South Africans based overseas who will form part of Shakes Mashaba squad for 2015 African Nations Cup qualifiers against Sudan, Nigeria in action at weekend

Rugby

Log leaders Province upbeat for Bulls match

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2 day(s) ago

Western Province lay down marker, proving they have several ways to win rugby game after gritty victory over Golden Lions

Rugby

Cheetahs coach rues close loss to Sharks

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2 day(s) ago

Cheetahs coach Rory Duncan is left to lament two ‘soft’ moments in aftermath of Currie Cup defeat to Sharks, which capitalised on errors made by visitors

Rugby

Meyer puts faith in Smith, Steenkamp to quell Argentina

RESPECT: Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer attends a press conference ahead of the Scotland Test, in Edinburgh. Meyer is being careful not to underestimate the Scottish team. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/GALLO IMAGES
5 day(s) ago

Greenish Springbok pack will lean on experience of Juan Smith, Gurthrö Steenkamp in Rugby Championship game against Pumas

Soccer

Pirates eye cup final record

Vladimir Vermezovic. Picture: Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ LEFTY SHIVAMBU
5 day(s) ago

Victory over Bidvest Wits will send Bucs to fifth MTN8 final

Cricket

Whitewash lifts SA for Aussies

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
5 day(s) ago

South Africa likely to be bullish ahead of triangular series in Harare after winning all three one-day internationals against Zimbabwe

Rugby

Lions likely to be more cautious at Newlands

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

After losing captain Warren Whiteley to Springbok squad, Lions may not display ability to initiate counter attack in Western Province game

Rugby

Springboks ‘must destroy Pumas’

RARING TO GO: Bryan Habana tackles a teammate during the Springboks’ training session at San Isidro rugby club in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Tuesday. The Boks beat Argentina 13-6 in Pretoria last Saturday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DANIEL JAYO
6 day(s) ago

Heyneke Meyer signals his intent with changes to team for Test against Argentina

ON THE EDGE: Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane reacts during the Absa Premiership match against Moroka Swallows at Dobsonville Stadium on Saturday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES, DUIF DU TOIT

Pitso works towards creating champions

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says he is still fine-tuning what he believes will be championship side in domestic league, on continent

Cricket

Australia sound the alarm with tinkling of broken glass

Australia's Mitchell Johnson. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Mitchell Johnson spent a good chunk of last summer scaring the bejaysus out of South Africans, and he was at it again in Harare

Rugby

Is Richie McCaw a referees’ favourite?

FEARSOME: All Blacks captain Richie McCaw hoists the Bledisloe Cup after defeating the Wallabies during their second Rugby championship match at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS/NIGEL MARPLE
1 day(s) ago

All Blacks hero was sin-binned for only second time in career on Saturday

Cricket

IPL not to blame for India, says Pietersen

England’s Kevin Pietersen. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Kevin Pietersen says it is ‘cheap shot’ to blame Twenty20 Indian Premier League for poor Test form of India team in England

Other Sport

Hamilton rules out retaliation after Rosberg drives into him

Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain talks to the media ahead of the weekend's Belgian F1 Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps August 22, 2013. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Lewis Hamilton says he does not know whether to trust Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg on track after they collided at Belgian Grand Prix

Other Sport

Stakes raised in richest race in SA, to R3.85m

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1 day(s) ago

Summerhill Stud chief Mick Goss announces stake in Emperors Palace Ready-To-Run Cup will make it the richest race in the country

Soccer

Vermezovic downplays striker Majoro’s brace

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

Vladimir Vermezovic considers two goals from striker Lehlohonolo Majoro that sent Orlando Pirates into MTN8 final ‘nothing special’

Rugby

Meyer puts faith in Smith, Steenkamp to quell Argentina

RESPECT: Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer attends a press conference ahead of the Scotland Test, in Edinburgh. Meyer is being careful not to underestimate the Scottish team. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/GALLO IMAGES
5 day(s) ago

Greenish Springbok pack will lean on experience of Juan Smith, Gurthrö Steenkamp in Rugby Championship game against Pumas

Other Sport

Williams team upbeat ahead of Belgian race

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

Valtteri Bottas says his much improved Mercedes-powered Williams team have their best opportunity of the season this weekend

Other Sport

Jooste spends big at Deauville Yearling Sales

Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
5 day(s) ago

Steinhoff boss Markus Jooste decides time has come to take on big guns at European sales, is third-biggest buyer at Deauville Yearling Sales

Soccer

League victory revives Stars’ MTN8 hopes

‘HONOURED’: Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter says the Safa technical director position is interesting and important, especially in South Africa, but Safa must follow procedure and approach his club if it is interested in hiring him. Picture: GALLO IMAGES, DUIF DU TOIT
5 day(s) ago

Solid away win against Mpumalanga Black Aces gives Platinum Stars glimmer of hope for second leg of MTN8 semifinal against Kaizer Chiefs at FNB Stadium

Other Sport

Phalula seeks hat-trick in Durban

MEDAL QUEST: Lebo Phalula, right, seen here training with twin sister Lebogang, is confident South Africa will field a strong women's team at the World Cross Country Championships. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 day(s) ago

Top middle-distance runner Lebo Phalula is out to make it three in a row in the Spar 10km Women’s Race

Soccer

Banyana face Zambia ahead of Africa finals

MID-AIR DIVE: Laura du Ray in goal during the Banyana Banyana training session at the Nike Training Centre in Soweto yesterday (August 20 2014). Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT
6 day(s) ago

Series of friendly games Banyana are playing help the technical staff get the team into good shape, says coach

Soccer

Local soccer stars to taste Europa League action

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6 day(s) ago

South African players will get chance to play in Europa League when their clubs enter competition in playoff stage as teams from across continent do battle

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