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Matthew Rusike of Kaizer Chiefs tries to dribble past Moswate Obonye of Township Rollers during their recent Champions League first-leg match at FNB Stadium. Picture: SOWETAN/ANTONIO MUCHAVE

Amakhosi ‘must regain winning ways’

2 hour(s) ago

De Sa believes Ajax could get something out of Amakhosi, especially if the Soweto side let their guard down

Cricket

Afghanistan not prepared to roll over for Australians

Afghanistan's captain Mohammad Nabi speaks at a press conference ahead of the 2015 Cricket World Cup Pool A match between Australia and Afghanistan in Perth on Tuesday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/GREG WOOD
1 hour(s) ago

Team provides one of the most compelling stories of this World Cup, with a thrilling one-wicket win over Scotland

Cricket

SA need Pakistan to put up a fight as they prepare for challenges to come

South Africa's Hashim Amla (right) and teammate Faf du Plessis run between wickets during the Cricket World Cup match against Ireland at Manuka Oval in Canberra on Tuesday.  Picture: REUTERS/JASON REED
1 hour(s) ago

SA have not been tested since their match against India in Melbourne 11 days ago

Rugby

Stormers welcome return of Burger

Schalk Burger. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG
1 hour(s) ago

Though the scrum has functioned well in the opening three rounds, the Stormers lineout struggled against the Lions

Rugby

Sharks face test from improving Stormers pack

Willem Alberts during the Cell C Sharks training session at Growthpoint Kings Park on Tuesday, in Durban. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG
1 hour(s) ago

After their loss against the Bulls, the Sharks will need some of the kryptonite they use to weaken the Stormers

Soccer

Ajax’s Serero reported to be in AC Milan’s sights

Italian giants AC Milan are said to be mulling an approach for Thulani Serero of Ajax Amsterdam at the end of the season. File picture: DEAN MOUHTAROPOULOS/GETTY IMAGES
1 hour(s) ago

Reports also suggest the move might depend on whether the struggling Milan side qualify for European club competition next season

SA batsman Faf Du Plessis jumps after a fielder’s throw during the World Cup match against Ireland, at the Manuka Oval in Canberra, Australia, on Tuesday. Du Plessis scored a century. Picture: EPA/MICK TSIKAS

Proteas focus on Saturday’s match, says De Villiers

Behind AB De Villiers and his team lies the 201-run hammering of Ireland at Manuka Oval in Canberra. Ahead of them is the Pakistan match

Opinion

Bafana legend Moshoeu becomes latest victim of irresponsible Twitter hoax

Brazen recklessness of death tweets were hugely convincing

Rugby

Patience pays off as Paige gets his chance

Francois Hougaard. Picture: LUKE WALKER, GALLO IMAGES
1 hour(s) ago

Fighting for a spot in the team against Springboks Francois Hougaard and Piet van Zyl was never going to be cool runnings

Cricket

Amla hits majestic one-day score

South Africa's Hashim Amla (C) and teammate Faf du Plessis (L) celebrate their partnership during the 2015 Cricket World Cup Pool B match between Ireland and South Africa in Canberra on Tuesday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/PETER PARKS
21 hour(s) ago

Hashim Amla hits his highest one-day score, Faf du Plessis grabs century as SA set Ireland monumental target for unlikely World Cup victory at Manuka Oval

Opinion

Amla and De Villiers are ODI cricket gods

It will be a long, long time before the impact of Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers on the game’s history is eroded

Soccer

De Sa has ‘distracted’ Chiefs in cross hairs

Granwald Scott  (left) and Bantu Mzwakali tussle for the ball during the Ajax Cape Town training session at Ikamva in Cape Town on Monday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/GRANT PITCHER
1 day(s) ago

Ajax coach sees chance against a fatigued Amakhosi, distracted by the African Champions League

Soccer

Defeated Wits ‘have less to worry about’

Ramahlwe Mphahlele. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU
1 day(s) ago

Sundowns were beaten 3-1 at Bidvest Stadium last season, but the defending champions will fancy their chances of winning on Tuesday

Cricket

Faulkner eager for chance to play against Afghanistan

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Australia all-rounder suffered a side strain while bowling to defeat England last month

Cricket

Dalmiya back in hot seat of Indian cricket

Jagmohan Dalmiya. File picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Deal spin sees Jagmohan Dalmiya elected unopposed as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India

Cricket

Ireland captain confident they can keep SA’s batsmen quiet

AB de Villiers. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

SA are overwhelming favourites to win the Pool B encounter at the Manuka Oval that will bring them closer to the quarterfinals

Soccer

Chelsea are League Cup champions

Chelsea’s England defender Gary Cahill, top, and teammates celebrate at the final whistle in the English League Cup final against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday. Chelsea won 2-0. Picture: AFP PHOTO/IAN KINGTON
2 day(s) ago

Victory completed a satisfying day for Premier League leaders Chelsea, who saw closest rivals Manchester City beaten by Liverpool earlier

Cricket

Birrell will be hoping he was wrong about Ireland

Ireland's John Mooney hugs teammate Niall O'Brien, right, after beating the West Indies for the first time in their Cricket World Cup match in Nelson, on February 17. Picture: REUTERS/ANTHONY PHELPS
2 day(s) ago

Adrian Birrell was Ireland’s coach at the 2007 World Cup, so there has been no mention of the m-word

Cricket

Crowe advice taken to heart

AB de Villiers. Picture: AFP PHOTO/SAEED KHAN
5 day(s) ago

SA captain AB de Villiers tips his cap to intense missive from New Zealand batsman on winning the World Cup and following Nelson Mandela's example

Cricket

Big-hitter Gayle looms large on Proteas’ radar

West Indies bowler Chris Gayle celebrates the wicket of Zimbabwe's Stuart Matsikenyeri, out LBW during their Cricket World Cup  match in Canberra on Tuesday. Picture:  REUTERS/DAVID GRAY
6 day(s) ago

Victory against the West Indies will put SA back where they were before their 130-run drubbing by India in Melbourne

Juan de Jongh of the Stormers is chased by Warren Whiteley of the Lions during the Super Rugby match at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT

Stormers yearn for perfect game despite three victories

Coach Allister Coetzee was a happy man after the Stormers rallied late to beat the Lions 22-19

Cricket

Bowlers are all the rage as CSA hands outs national contracts

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

Curiously, Vernon Philander has had his contract extended by only one year and not the two years offered to Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis, JP Duminy, Morné Morkel and Dale Steyn

Other Sport

Crawford opens wallet at Australian yearling sales

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Piere Strydom delights by winning both feature races at Turffontein scoring on both Harry’s Son and Siren’s Call

Sport

Durban Commonwealth Games ‘will boost SA’s economy’

South Africa’s flag is carried by Cecil Sebastian Afrika as the team enters the stadium during the opening ceremony for the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland, on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS/JIM YOUNG
2 day(s) ago

The 2022 Commonwealth Games are expected to attract more international visitors than any previous Games

Cricket

England suffers ‘worse’ defeat to Sri Lanka

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Loss against New Zealand was bad, but defeat to Sri Lanka was much more damaging, says former captain — though team can still progress to the quarterfinals

Cricket

De Villiers carnage drives SA to record win

South Africa's captain AB de Villiers takes a catch of West Indies batsman Jonathan Carter during the 2015 Cricket World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and the West Indies at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday. Picture: AFP
4 day(s) ago

AB de Villiers confirms status as most destructive batsman with unbeaten 162 from just 66 balls to lead SA to record 257-run victory over West Indies in World Cup

Cricket

Afghanistan post first World Cup win, Sangakkara marks milestone with ton

Afghanistan batsman Hamid Hassan celebrates as the winning runs are hit against Scotland in their 2015 Cricket World Cup Group A match in Dunedin on Thursday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/WILLIAM WEST
5 day(s) ago

Afghanistan’s remarkable rise continues with maiden World Cup win as they beat Scotland by one wicket, while Kumar Sangakkara celebrates his 400th ODI with a hundred

Cricket

Sloppy Bangladesh fall flat in Melbourne Cricket Ground debut

Sri Lankan batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan, right, reacts after reaching 150 (for a total of 161) alongside teammate Kumar Sangakkara (105) during their Cricket World Cup match against Bangladesh at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday. The evergreen batsmen, a collective 75 years in age, teamed up for a majestic unbeaten stand of 210 runs to set up an emphatic 92-run victory, boosting Sri Lanka’s hopes of making the quarterfinals. Picture: REUTERS, BRANDON MALONE
5 day(s) ago

Captain Mashrafe Mortaza glared as player after player waved apologetically after fumbling grounded shots that often cost extra runs

Columnists

Leading Japanese firms become sugar daddies for SA rugby stars

6 day(s) ago

They not only pay huge salaries but they also provide a much more holistic, family-friendly playing environment

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