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SINKING FEELING: Pitso Mosimane of Sundowns during the Telkom Knockout Semi Final match between Platinum Stars and Mamelodi Sundowns at Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Sunday in Rustenburg. Picture: GALLO IMAGES

Mosimane is confident Downs can prevail

2 day(s) ago

OVER the past few weeks, Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has ridiculed anyone who dares ask him to discuss how he plans to cut log leaders Kaizer Chiefs’ 12-point gap atop the Absa Premiership table.

Soccer

Buccaneers out to prove point against United

Orlando Pirates fan. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKOV
2 day(s) ago

Orlando Pirates plan to focus just on game when they meet SuperSport for second time in succession after Telkom Knockout semifinal defeat

Cricket

Sink or swim for SA in Melbourne

Hashim Amla during the second one-day international against Zimbabwe at the Queens Sports club in Bulawayo on Tuesday. Picture: AFP PHOTO, JEKESAI NJIKIZANA
2 day(s) ago

Proteas go into fourth one-day international in Melbourne knowing Australian win will decide series, but Hashim Amla believes that ‘is no bad thing’

Soccer

Late strike denies Bafana historic win over Nigeria

Bafana Bafana coach Ephraim Shakes Mashaba. Picture: SOWETAN
3 day(s) ago

Super Eagles will not have a chance to defend Africa Cup of Nations title

Rugby

Meyer experiments around Springbok spine of experience

Teboho Oupa Mohoje. Picture: AFP
3 day(s) ago

Fullback Johan Goosen and debutant flank Nizaam Carr to make the most of their chances against Italy

Soccer

Ivorian teenager on coach’s radar for SA game

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

Coach hopes to persuade the English premier league leaders to release Victorien Angban

FINISHING TOUCHES: Vernon Philander takes a drinks break during the Proteas’ practice session at Newlands on New Year’s day, ahead of the first Test against New Zealand starting on Wednesday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES

Philander and Petersen are the missing link

With World Cup only few games away, recent performances have shown that SA does not have batting depth it once boasted, writes Daryll Cullinan

Opinion

Perfect teams do not exist — strategy determines the winner

Russel Domingo. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT

There is no such thing as the perfect team. Even the greatest and most successful have weaknesses

Rugby

Nyakane’s first Test since his return will be difficult

BAD PROPOSITION: Trevor Nyakane of the Free State Cheetahs, left, and Tendai Mtawarira of the Sharks come face to face in the Currie Cup match at Kings Park on Saturday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
2 day(s) ago

Props Trevor Nyakane, Coenie Oosthuizen will come under severe scrutiny when they anchor Springbok scrum against powerful Italian pack at the Stadio Euganeo

Opinion

Not much separates All Blacks and Boks but there’s a big gap below them

Schalk Burger. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG

Schalk Burger’s colossal performance against England has several lessons

Other Sport

Top trainer has a busy week in Cape and at Vaal

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

Saddles two runners in the R2m Lanzerac Ready-To-Run Stakes at Kenilworth

Cricket

Dolphins face tough games ‘but still have chance’ at title

Picture. THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

With six matches played, the Dolphins find themselves in fourth place with 12 points accrued

Soccer

Rejuvenated Bafana gaining Africa’s respect

Rivaldo Coetzee. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMU
4 day(s) ago

Players are determined to make life difficult for desperate Super Eagles

Rugby

Springboks deny looking beyond Italy Test

Bryan Habana during the South African national rugby team training session at Stadio Plebiscito on Monday in Padua, Italy. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG
4 day(s) ago

Breakdown coach Richie Gray dismisses any notions that the Boks are looking beyond Italy in terms of their focus

Other Sport

Sam lowers SA’s medals target for 2016 Olympics

Gideon Sam. Picture: SOWETAN
4 day(s) ago

Sascoc president officially backs down on his medal target of 16 for the 2016 Olympics, revising it to a ‘minimum of 10’

Cricket

Steyn given green light for more aggressive bowling

SA bowler Dale Steyn. Picture: AFP PHOTO
4 day(s) ago

Dale Steyn says more attack bowling is something the Proteas can experiment with now while they’re in Australia and before the World Cup

Nizaam Carr. Picture:  GALLO IMAGES/BERTRAM MALGAS

Carr brushes off quota talk

The looseforward earned his place in the squad after superb consistency for both the Stormers and Western Province

Cricket

SA middle-order collapse allows Aussie victory

Quinton de Kock. Picture: AFP PHOTO/PETER PARKS
3 day(s) ago

Australia wins by 73 runs to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series

Soccer

Mthembu’s chance to ignite Chiefs’ strike force

Bongani Ndulula. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU
3 day(s) ago

Amakhosi’s midfield and defence carry the team to a stunning unbeaten league start

Cricket

New Zealand eye big lead in Pakistan Test

Sarfraz Ahmed. Picture: AFP PHOTO/ Aamir QURESHI
3 day(s) ago

The third and final Test begins in Sharjah from November 26

Other Sport

Wawrinka and Federer make up before Davis Cup

I WIN AGAIN: Roger Federer of Switzerland after defeating France’s Gilles Simon in the men’s singles final at the Shanghai Masters 1000 tennis tournament in Qizhong Tennis Stadium on Sunday. Picture: AFP
4 day(s) ago

Federer’s wife Mirka was sitting in the players’ section and Federer was reportedly upset that Wawrinka had blamed her

Other Sport

It’s all about tactics — or lack of it, says McGinley

RESPECTED: Paul McGinley of Ireland poses with the Ryder Cup during a news conference after being named  the European Ryder Cup captain at the St Regis in Saadiyat Islands in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
4 day(s) ago

Captain of the successful European team at Gleneagles explains why has Europe dominated the US in the Ryder Cup for the past 20 years

Other Sport

McIlroy targets last trophy of season

Rory McIlroy.  Picture: EPA/ALI HAIDER
4 day(s) ago

World No 1 pulled out of the two Shanghai tournaments to concentrate on his upcoming court case against his former management company

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