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Nadal’s absence a chance for some

WINNING WAYS: Rafael Nadal reacts after defeating Robby Ginepri in their men’s singles match on Monday. Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

Wimbledon semifinalist Milos Raonic says some rivals will be ‘licking their chops’ after Rafael Nadal announces he will miss US Open warm-up events due to injury

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Cummings should not be a problem for Chilemba

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6 hour(s) ago

Isaac Chilemba should be able to maintain his No 2 rating in World Boxing Council light heavyweight division in clash with Cory Cummings in Atlantic City

Rugby

Sharks’ core players have a point to prove in Currie Cup

Lubabalo Mtembu. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG
6 hour(s) ago

Sharks will depend on youth brigade for Currie Cup title defence as they will be without large Springbok contingent for tournament

Rugby

Form versus pedigree in Super final

Michael Cheika. Picture: GETTY IMAGES, MATT KING
5 hour(s) ago

New South Wales Waratahs to try for first Super Rugby title against seven-times champions Canterbury Crusaders in blockbuster final

Cricket

England end barren run with victory over India

Moeen Ali. Picture: STU FORSTER/GETTY IMAGES
5 hour(s) ago

Moeen Ali spins England to victory — after 10 Tests without win — by beating India in third Test at Southampton

Sunette Viljoen. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/IAN WALTON

Silver is stepping stone to Rio, says Viljoen

From despair of finishing fourth at 2012 London Olympics, Sunette Viljoen bounces back in Glasgow on to clinch silver

Opinion

Blitzboks look to Rio Olympics after winning gold

Cecil Afrika. Picture: AFP PHOTO/BEN STANSALL

Cecil Afrika proclaim ‘rugby is our national sport’ after South Africa stuns New Zealand to win Commonwealth Games gold

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Young guns challenge to close Clairwood’s doors

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5 hour(s) ago

Clairwood course set to shut up shop after 93 years of racing with staging of 2014 Asian Young Guns Challenge

Opinion

Puffy ankle almost tripped up Le Clos at games

TAKING THE LEAD: South African Chad le Clos swims to a gold medal in the men’s 200m butterfly final at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Saturday. He beat Australia’s Grant Irvine and Sebastien Rousseau, also from South Africa. Picture: AFP PHOTO, GLYN KIRK

Ankle injury almost prevents Olympic champion Chad le Clos from successfully defending his 200m butterfly title at Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Soccer

Vermezovic not feeling any pressure for cups

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

Orlando Pirates coaching position holds no fear for Vladimir Vermezovic

Rugby

Tough World Cup opener for women Boks

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1 day(s) ago

Good start at Women’s Rugby World Cup will be crucial for Springbok women’s side as they aim for best finish yet at the tournament in France

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Le Clos’s master plan for Rio? To keep his rivals guessing

MURKY: Chad le Clos in action at the swimming championships on Monday. Some participants have complained of ear infections and diarrhoea, which they blame on the quality of the water in Port Elziabeth’s Newton Park pool. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
1 day(s) ago

Not even Chad le Clos, exhausted from a seven-medal haul in Glasgow, knows what events he will swim at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

Soccer

Frenchman Renard looks set to manage ‘chokers’ Côte d’Ivoire

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1 day(s) ago

Former Zambia coach Herve Renard in running to take over Côte d’Ivoire, Frederic Antonetti, Manuel Jose also on short list

Cricket

Kallis announces his retirement from international cricket

Jacques Kallis. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 day(s) ago

South African cricket stalwart Jacques Kallis says he will bow our of international cricket after realising his ‘dream of playing in World Cup was a bridge too far’

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Van der Burgh gets back his killer instinct

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2 day(s) ago

Cameron van der Burgh emerges from Glasgow pool as champion, but describes it as ‘one of the hardest races I ever had to win in my whole life’

Soccer

Barker backs Mashaba to get best out of SA

Clive Barker. Picture: SOWETAN
2 day(s) ago

Former Bafana boss has no doubt coach has the personality to deliver

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Ecclestone’s lawyers meet prosecutors in bid to settle trial

Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

Lawyers for Bernie Ecclestone meet German prosecutors to discuss possibility of agreement, Formula One boss offers to pay BayernLB €25m to settle bribery case

Cricket

ICC warns England player over support for Gaza

Moeen Ali. Picture: STU FORSTER/GETTY IMAGES
2 day(s) ago

Moeen Ali is asked not to wear wristbands declaring support for Gaza, but International Cricket Council says he faces no disciplinary action on this occasion

Rugby

Players ‘took ownership of Waratahs’

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2 day(s) ago

Waratahs’ two-season transformation from Super Rugby lightweights to Australia’s major force driven by a playing group embracing ‘ownership’ of the club and its culture, says coach Michael Cheika

Soccer

Barcelona have plans for Messi in Russia

Lionel Messi. Picture: AFP
2 day(s) ago

Barcelona want to use Lionel Messi to help expand commercial ties with Russia despite diplomatic tensions between Moscow and the West

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Novice bowlers help grow SA’s gold medal tally in Glasgow

EYE ON THE BALL: Prince Neluonde of South Africa in action in the lawn bowls men’s triple final against Northern Ireland during day five of the 20th Commonwealth Games at the Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre in Glasgow, Scotland, on Monday. Team South Africa now has six gold medals at the games. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ROGER SEDRES
3 day(s) ago

Prince Neluonde, Pierre Breitenbach help South African men’s trips to win gold in Commonwealth Games, sixth for Team South Africa at tournament

Rugby

Bulls pin hopes on young players for improved Currie Cup campaign

Marvin Orie. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEE WARREN
3 day(s) ago

During Super Rugby competition Blue Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has blooded young guns who are ready to help Pretoria side restore pride at Loftus Versfeld

Cricket

SA need 331 more to win on last day of Test

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4 day(s) ago

With nine wickets in hand, AB de Villiers says Proteas may chase runs

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Italy’s Nibali dominates rivals to win Tour

ALL ROUNDER: Race leader Astana team rider Vincenzo Nibali of Italy rides near the Arc de Triomphe at the end of the final 21st stage of the Tour de France cycle race in Paris on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS
4 day(s) ago

Vincenzo Nibali becomes first Italian to win Tour de France since late Marco Pantani, jubilant France hails first double podium finish in 30 years

Soccer

Mashaba confident SA has the emerging talent to rebuild Bafana

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

New coach Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba will have little time to savour his appointment as Bafana begin the qualifiers for the 2015 African Nations Cup

Other Sport

Ricciardo holds off Alonso for Hungarian victory

FASTEST: Red Bull Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia celebrates in front of third placed Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain after winning the Hungarian Grand Prix. Picture: REUTERS, DAVID W CERNY
4 day(s) ago

Australian Daniel Ricciardo charges to thrilling Hungarian Grand Prix victory, his second Formula One win for Red Bull

Jacques Kallis. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/CARL FOURIE

Kallis bows out of all international cricket

Jacques Kallis acknowledges that his dream of playing in next year’s Cricket World Cup is ‘a bridge too far’

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Khumalo first black jockey to win riders award

LEADER OF THE PACK: S’Manga Khumalo on Heavy Metal celebrates winning the main race at the Durban July at Greyville Racecourse last year. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
1 day(s) ago

S’Manga Khumalo to make racing history at final meeting of 2013-14 season as first black jockey to win national riders championship

Other Sport

McIlroy still some way from golf’s greats

Rory McIlroy. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Rory McIlroy has three Majors in the bag, is wedge away from career Grand Slam, stepping into exclusive group in golf history

Soccer

Coach warns Man United fans to tame hopes

CLEAN RECORD: Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal looks on during the preseason friendly match between Los Angeles Galaxy and Manchester United at Rose Bowl last week in Pasadena, California. Picture: GETTY IMAGES, KEVORK DJANSEZIAN
1 day(s) ago

New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal tells supporters not to expect instant success as it will take three months for players to get used to his style

Other Sport

Delight over return of unique ‘People’s Race’

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1 day(s) ago

Top runner Charné Bosman is happy Nike Soweto Marathon is back, describes it as special event with rich history

Soccer

Fifa wants probe of ‘racist comments’

Fifa president Sepp Blatter. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

Football governing body asks Italian Football Federation to investigate comments made by Carlo Tavecchio in which he refers to African players ‘banana eaters’

Other Sport

Schedule hampers Okagbare’s quest for four gold medals

TREBLE ATTEMPT:  Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria celebrates with the flag after winning the women's 100m final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

Blessing Okagbare scorches to commanding victory in women’s 100m at Hampden Park, timing a Games record of 10.85 seconds

Other Sport

Even Usain Bolt’s absence can’t stop Jamaica in men’s sprint

RARING TO GO: Six-times Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt has overcome injury. Picture: GETTY IMAGES, JULIAN FINNEY
2 day(s) ago

Kemar Bailey-Cole maintains Jamaica’s 100m men’s supremacy in the absence of illustrious teammate Usain Bolt at the Commonwealth Games

Other Sport

Tough trying to break into top rank, says Berdych

Rafael Nadal. Picture: AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK
2 day(s) ago

Fifth-ranked Tomas Berdych says Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have resumed their stranglehold at the top despite Stanislas Wawrinka’s shock Australian Open title

Cricket

Proteas rely on guts and Amla-led enjoyment to reclaim top spot

Vernon Philander. Picture: REUTERS/DINUKA LIYANAWATTE
3 day(s) ago

With all hope of victory long gone, SA’s dramatic fight for survival was better value for viewing time than many of their triumphs, writes Neil Manthorp

Other Sport

Lauda backs Hamilton’s refusal to oblige Rosberg

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton. Picture: AFP PHOTO
3 day(s) ago

Mercedes to review policy after Hungarian Grand Prix, team chief Niki Lauda supports Lewis Hamilton after he ignores instructions to let Nico Rosberg overtake

Other Sport

Kazakhstan ‘serious on hosting Tour de France’

ALL ROUNDER: Race leader Astana team rider Vincenzo Nibali of Italy rides near the Arc de Triomphe at the end of the final 21st stage of the Tour de France cycle race in Paris on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

Kazakh Cycling president Kairat Kelimbetov says his country is keen to host start of Tour de France like England did this year

Cricket

South Africa draw Test, jump to number one

Hashim Amla (bottom centre), Morne Morkel (left), Dale Steyn (bottom right) and AB de Villiers (top right) pose with the trophy after winning the cricket series against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

A gritty South African tail fights off Sri Lanka’s spinners to snatch a nerve-jangling draw in second Test and seal a historic 1-0 series win

Cricket

Philander and Tahir make a Test to remember

South Africa's captain Hashim Amla (bottom C), Morne Morkel (L), Dale Steyn (bottom R) and AB de Villiers (top R) pose with teammates and the trophy after winning  the Test cricket series against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Monday. Picture:  REUTERS/DINUKA LIYANAWATTE
3 day(s) ago

Proteas heroes keep the Sri Lankans at bay to win the series and reclaim the top ranking in the world

Rugby

Sharks could not conjure up a miracle

Super 15 semifinal between the Crusaders and the Sharks at AMI Stadium in Christchurch on Saturday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/FIONA GOODALL
4 day(s) ago

The vitriol, insults, personal abuse and crassness directed at the Sharks must be the greatest motivator for the players to aim for fifth place next season

Rugby

Waratahs win back fans by making final

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4 day(s) ago

First home Super Rugby final for Waratahs will seem lifetime away from two years ago, when they were booed off field by dwindling crowds

Other Sport

Crawford and Hatt double down in eLan Gold Cup meeting at Greyville

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4 day(s) ago

Wavin’ Flag forms first leg of grade 1 double for trainer Brett Crawford, jockey Glen Hatt, four-year-old gives strong performance to beat Wild One by half a length

Other Sport

Uncertainty over licence to box for Hlatshwayo

Isaac Hlatshwayo. Picture: SOWETAN
4 day(s) ago

Trainer Manny Fernandes announces that Isaac Hlatshwayo will make comeback, but Boxing South Africa is not aware he has been relicensed

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