• Thursday, September 03 2015
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Serena Williams. Picture: AFP/MATTHEW STOCKMAN

Serena moves step closer to calendar Grand Slam

Serena Williams show goes on at US Open as world No 1 continues quest with error-strewn victory over Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens

Soccer

Mashaba moves on Bafana record

Shakes Mashaba shares a light moment with Dean Furman at a training session this week. Picture: LEFTY SHIVAMBU/GALLO IMAGES

Victory in Mauritania will take coach Shakes Mashaba to new milestone with Bafana Bafana

Rugby

Grassroots campaign launched to lift Boks

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South African Rugby Union goes all out to make Springboks feel at home at Rugby World Cup in UK

Other Sport

Games could make Durban Mecca of SA sport, says Pollock

Shaun Pollock during the 2022 Commonwealth Games bid announcement event at George Campbell School  in Durban on Wednesday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ANESH DIBIKY

Commonwealth Games cricket gold medal holder Shaun Pollock says Commonwealth Games a great opportunity to show off Durban

Other Sport

Track cycling faces chop at Games

Cyclists brave the last leg of the country’s most popular and the world’s largest timed cycle race. Picture: SHELLEY CHRISTIANS./THE TIMES

Velodrome for cycling competition too pricey for 2022 Commonwealth Games in Durban

Other Sport

Froome’s dreams fade in Pyrenees

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Astana rider Mikel Landa wins Vuelta's 11th stage after Chris Froome cut adrift in the mountain climb

Soccer

Shaky Germany out to get even with Poland

Thomas Mueller of the German national football team says getting past Poland will be tough work. Picture: AFP PHOTO/DANIEL ROLAND

German football star Thomas Mueller says side below-par since winning the World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro

Soccer

Costa keen to score for Spain to show he belongs

Chelsea’s Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa gestures during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge in London on Saturday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/IAN KINGTON

Chelsea forward back after injury to show his worth if coach Vicente del Bosque deploys him in Spain’s qualifiers

Duane Vermeulen gets down to business at a Bok training session in Durban this week. Picture: STEVE HAAG/GALLO IMAGES

Springboks hone their skills in private training

Boks wrap up Durban preparations with a routine training session with eighth man Duane Vermeulen in peak form

Opinion

Why Free State Stars are enchanted by Middendorp is a mystery

Ernst Middendorp must have local soccer bosses under his spell, writes Mninawa Ntloko

Rugby

Skosan bulks up and improves defence

Courtnall Skosan. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEE WARREN

Golden Lions winger Courtnall Skosan adds new dimensions to his game and turns some weaknesses into strengths

Rugby

Western Province pin hopes on Coleman to up attack

Kurt Coleman (right) during the DHL Western Province training session and press conference at High Performance Centre in Cape Town on Monday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/KARL FOURIE

Flyhalf Kurt Coleman to start against Griquas after incumbent Demetri Catrakilis’ slide in form

Rugby

‘Bok-blockers’ court case abandoned in favour of wider transformation talks

The Springboks during a training session at Cape Town Stadium earlier this month in Cape Town. The Bok coach has to ensure his 23-man World Cup squad will have at least seven black players. Picture: ASHLEY VLOTMAN/GALLO IMAGES

Court case delayed after Agency for a New Agenda leader arrives in court without legal representation

Opinion

Unless SA cricket gets a heart transplant, it will suffer cardiac arrest

A meeting takes place in Johannesburg on Tuesday that will shape the future of the domestic game in SA

Other Sport

Roger Federer glides into second round at US Open

Roger Federer celebrates his quarterfinal victory over Gilles Simon at Wimbledon on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS

Roger Federer sails through first round at Flushing Meadows, while Andy Murray ushers talented young Australian Nick Kyrgios out of another Grand Slam

Rugby

We all have same goal, says Siya Kolisi

Siya Kolisi. Picture: GALLO IMAGES

Siya Kolisi says the whole group will do anything to win the Rugby World Cup trophy

Cricket

India fight back to take Sri Lanka series

India’s Ravichandran Ashwin, left, celebrates with teammates after dismissing Rangana Herath, right, on Tuesday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/ISHARA S KODIKARA

Sri Lanka began the final session with a reasonable hope but India grabbed the last five wickets for victory

Rugby

Rudy Paige shrugs off furore over Bok selection

Rudy Paige during Springboks training session at Peoples Park on August 04 2015 in Durban. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG

Nod from Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer no surprise to him, says third-choice scrumhalf

Rugby

Brits proud of having lowdown on UK players

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Schalk Brits understands he is third-choice hooker in Bok set-up, and his attitude will play an important role in the campaign

Other Sport

Official in female boxers’ corner

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Regular tournament fixtures will hone female boxers’ skills and normalise their share of the sport, says Boxing SA chairwoman

Soccer

Fears of bias from Senegal referees

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Appointment of refereeing trio from Senegal to handle SA’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Mauritania will be of some concern given close ties between neighbours

Other Sport

Dawning of a ‘new’ Day in pursuit of number one

Jason Day of Australia celebrates on the 18th green after his six-stroke victory at The Barclays at Plainfield Country Club in Edison, the US, on Sunday. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/SCOTT HALLERAN

Six-stroke romp to victory gives rising Australian Jason Day three wins out of four

Cricket

India moves closer to series victory

Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates with teammates. Picture: REUTERS/DINUKA LIYANAWATTE

Fired-up India sights first series win in Sri Lanka for 22 years as home team’s top order collapses during decisive final Test

Soccer

Algeria opt to train in Pretoria for Lesotho Africa Cup clash

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Algeria, nineteenth in the world in latest Fifa rankings, choose Pretoria to prepare for their Group J game against Lesotho in Maseru

Rugby

Party seeks to block Springboks’ World Cup bid

Fikile Mbalula. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT

Obscure party takes unprecedented step of seeking an urgent interdict against Boks over ‘transformation deficit’

Rugby

Western Province coach may axe Catrakilis

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Flyhalf post unclear after Demetri Catrakilis’s weak performance against the Free State Cheetahs

Other Sport

Rossi in top spot after UK victory

Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi of Italy celebrates winning the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race Circuit, Britain, on Sunday. Picture:  REUTERS/DARREN STAPLES

Italian supremo clinches rain-drenched fourth victory and helm of world championship standings

Other Sport

SA relay team starts prep late — but still in with chance of a bronze

Henricho Bruintjies of South Africa watches his time after the men's 100m heat in Beijing, China, last week. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ROGER SEDRES

SA’s sprint battalion gets first drill as a unit just hours ahead of 4x100m relay heats

Other Sport

Allyson Felix bags ninth gold with Beijing win

Allyson Felix competes in the final of the women's 400m athletics event at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing on Thursday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS

American Allyson Felix’s 49.26 seconds winning time for 400m fastest posted in world this year

Soccer

Khune defends Chiefs coach

Itumeleng Khune, left, says Chiefs fans should show Steve Komphela the same respect they would an overseas coach. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU

Supporters urged to be patient and show coach Steve Komphela same respect given to European coaches

Durban's beachfront. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Durban to host 2022 Commonwealth Games

Coastal city is selected as host for Games at general assembly in New Zealand, it was only bidder for event after Edmonton withdrew from contention

Other Sport

Olympic logo joins stadium in the bin

Kazumasa Nagai, chief of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic emblem selection, is silhouetted at a press briefing on the emblem in Tokyo, Japan. The logo was scrapped on Tuesday. Picture: EPA/KIMIMASA MAYAMA

Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics organisers scrap plagiarism-tainted logo and blame loss of public confidence not lawsuit

Soccer

Serero, Masilela injuries do not faze Bafana's Mashaba

Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba, centre, speaks to his team January 18 on the eve of the 2015 African Cup of Nations football match between Algeria and South Africa.  Picture: AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA

Star Bafana players will not be replaced if they are unfit to play against Mauritania in Afcon qualifier

Soccer

Mauritania name squad to face SA

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Mauritania have named eight foreign-based players in a 25-man squad for Saturday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against SA

Rugby

Ackermann backs ‘total rugby’ at Test level

Johan Ackermann. Picture: GALLO IMAGES

According to some Golden Lions fans Johan Ackermann should be one of the men in line to succeed Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer

Other Sport

SA team rider claims cycling stage victory in Spain

MTN-Qhubeka's Italian cyclist Kristian Sbaragli (right) celebrates ahead of Movistar's Spanish cyclist Jose Joaquin Rojas as he crosses the finish line to win the tenth stage of the 2015 Vuelta Espana cycling tour, a 146,6 km stage between Valencia and Castellon on August 31 2015. Picture: AFP PHOTO/ JOSE JORDAN

Kristian Sbaragli gives MTN-Qhubeka team their second grand tour victory by winning the tenth stage of the Tour of Spain

Other Sport

Runners eye diamonds

VICTOR: Khotso Mokoena celebrates gold in the men’s triple jump at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS

Sprinters Wayde van Niekerk and Anaso Jobodwana head to Zurich searching for diamonds

Other Sport

Grand Slam beckons for Serena in US

Serena Williams. Picture: AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD

Campaigns of past US Open winners Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal under way at US Open

Soccer

Busy match schedule makes Shakes smile

Coach Shakes Mashaba talks to Bafana Bafana's players at a  training session at Orlando Stadium on Monday  in Johannesburg. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ DUIF DU TOIT

Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba says busy schedule making him more aware of the burden of having to find a winning combination

Other Sport

Latin Americans could surprise

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Tough fighters from Mexico and Argentina to take on South African champions in East London clash

Cricket

Food just part of the grief SA had in India

South African cricketer Quinton de Kock is bowled out during the first cricket Test match between Bangladesh and South Africa at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong this week. Picture: AFP PHOTO/MUNIR UZ ZAMAN

Numbers never tell whole story, but bare bones of SA tour to India will stick in the throat of any cricket-minded South African

Rugby

Du Preez: Two weeks and I’ll be up for it

Fourie du Preez. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVEN HAAG

Injury-plagued scrumhalf Fourie du Preez determined but has doubts after third call-up for national duty in Springbok World Cup squad

Other Sport

I smelled gold but bronze will do, says Viljoen

Sunette Viljoen celebrates her bronze medal after the javelin final at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing on Sunday. Picture: ROGER SEDRES/ GALLO IMAGES

Javelin thrower Sunette Viljoen earns third SA medal in Beijing after commendable stretch at pole position

Rugby

Surprises in Meyer’s Springbok World Cup squad

South Africa's Springboks head coach Heyneke Meyer (right) gestures before the start of the 2015 Rugby World Cup warm-up match against Argentina's Los Pumas at Jose Amalfitani stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Saturday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/JUAN MABROMATA

Heyneke Meyer added two surprises to the 31-man World Cup squad, amid a cloud of transformation hanging over the Springboks

Soccer

Ajax to face Chiefs in Cup final

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Roger de Sa’s boys get another shot at glory after booking their place in the MTN8 final

Rugby

Naholo included in All Blacks squad

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT

Surprise All Blacks World Cup inclusion Waisake Naholo broke his leg during Test debut against Argentina last month

Other Sport

Anaso Jobodwana ecstatic about bronze medal

Anaso Jobodwana. Picture: ROGER SEDRES/GALLO IMAGES

Eastern Cape sprinter Anaso Jobodwana in impressive third behind Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin

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