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Orlando Pirates coach Vladimir Vermezovic. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU

Coach secure about future with Pirates

49 minute(s) ago

Orlando Pirates coach Vladimir Vermezovic says he does not need to be reassured by chairman Irvin Khoza that his job is safe

Rugby

Pietersen ready to face off against All Blacks again

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48 minute(s) ago

Backline substitute JP Pietersen is unfazed at prospect of facing New Zealand despite their five-match winning streak

Rugby

Ellis Park no longer has aura of invincibility for the Springboks

THE BOSS: Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer said his 36-man training squad that will camp in Durban next week ahead of the incoming June tour, will have to step up a gear for a challenging programme this season. The Boks first face a World XV side as well as Wales and Scotland.   Picture:  GETTY IMAGES/IAN MACNICOL
47 minute(s) ago

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer concedes once-imposing walls of stadium no longer insulate against marauders from distant shores

Soccer

Igesund has measure of SuperSport and opponents

Bafana coach Gordon Igesund. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT
49 minute(s) ago

SuperSport United coach Gordon Igesund says his smooth transition back to club football is result of his time with Bafana Bafana

Rugby

Burger fired up to do what it takes

DETERMINED: Schalk Burger hard at work during the Springbok training session at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG
1 day(s) ago

After robust return to Boks, Schalk Burger is eager to play role in ‘soul-stirring’ clash against All Blacks at Ellis Park

Rugby

Sharks’ focus already more on Lions game than White’s exit

Jake White. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG
1 day(s) ago

Sharks take departure of Jake White as director of rugby in their stride ahead of crucial Currie Cup date with Golden Lions at King’s Park

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Committing to rugby has changed Gqoboka’s life

Kings prop was invited to Bok camp, writes Chumani Bambani

Opinion

New Zealand’s affiliate structures key to winning ability of All Blacks

What seems to set the All Blacks apart is their cohesiveness, writes Liz McGregor

Other Sport

Kamanga can expect tough bout against ‘Animal’ Mabuza

Paul Kamanga.  Picture: SOWETAN
4 hour(s) ago

Paul Kamanga has a difficult assignment when he defends his World Boxing Association (WBA) Pan African junior welterweight belt against war horse Kaizer Mabuza, admits trainer

Sport

Lively bidding expected for well-bred horses

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4 hour(s) ago

Combination of top auctioneer and catalogue of choicely bred thoroughbreds should ensure lively bidding at this weekend’s Lanzerac Cape Thoroughbred Ready-To-Run sale

Opinion

Olympic and soccer bodies finally put aside differences behind closed doors

Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula. Picture: THE TIMES

Sascoc, Safa have been able to resolve long-simmering tension that made feud between Montague, Capulet families look like Sunday picnic, writes Mninawa Ntloko

Cricket

Duminy to lead young players in Twenty20

JP Duminy. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/MANUS VAN DYK
1 day(s) ago

Selection convener Andrew Hudson names Twenty20 squad significantly short on star players, with JP Duminy as captain

Other Sport

Williams stuns rival with comeback

Serena Williams. Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

US Open Champion Serena Williams makes devastating comeback against Spaniard Silvia Soler-Espinosa to power through opener at China Open

Rugby

Fitter Springboks must counter All Blacks staying power

Duane Vermeulen. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/CARL FOURIE
2 day(s) ago

Springboks reaching for all the positives to help break five-match winning streak All Blacks have over them ahead of clash on Saturday

Soccer

Bucs legend says Myeni just cannot take the heat

FORGING AHEAD: Sifiso Myeni (right) of Orlando Pirates challenges Ahmed Abdul Monem of Egypt's Al Ahly during the first leg of their Caf Champions League final match at Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

Former Orlando Pirates striker Andries Sebola says Sifiso Myeni is small-club player who has not shown he can cut it at high-pressure club

Soccer

Pienaar credits success to former coach Johnson

Cavin Johnson. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
1 day(s) ago

In moving YouTube tribute, former Bafana Bafana captain Steven Pienaar thanks SuperSport United coach Cavin Johnson for igniting his career

Soccer

Sundowns make it three in a row

Themba Zwane. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/PHILIP MAETA
3 day(s) ago

PSL champions have hit a purple patch after a slow start to the defence of their league title

Cricket

Lions duo sparks riot against the Titans

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3 day(s) ago

Hardus Viljoen blitzed the Lions to a convincing victory over the Titans at the Wanderers in the opening round of this season’s first-class franchise matches

Soccer

‘Mean machine’ Amakhosi stretch victories to 11 on the trot

Steve Khompela. Picture: SYDNEY SESHIBEDI
3 day(s) ago

Chiefs go to seven Premier Soccer League wins in a row, thanks to Mandla Masango’s spot kick in first-half injury time

Soccer

Serero and Erasmus to get the goals

Shakes Mashaba. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU
6 day(s) ago

Shakes Mashaba leans towards experience in latest Bafana squad selection

Cricket

Strange start to cricket season

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6 day(s) ago

Peculiar day indeed heralds start of first-class cricket season, what with 19 wickets falling on Bloemfontein’s normally docile pitch and just five at usually lively Wanderers

MANAGING EXPECTATIONS: Branden Grace laughs with the media on Wednesday, ahead of the Nelson Mandela Challenge at the Royal Durban Golf Club,  starting on Thursday. Shrugging off the favourite tag, Grace says he is proof that anything can happen. Picture: GALLO IMAGES

SA’s Grace confident of getting into winners’ circle again

Branden Grace returns to Alfred Dunhill Links Championship ready to start winning again, enjoyed his last victory in historic 2012 season

Other Sport

Mickelson ‘threw captain under the bus’

Phil Mickelson of the US tees off on the 14th hole during the first round of the 2013 US Open golf championship at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, on Thursday. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Nick Faldo criticises Phil Mickelson for being so openly critical of US skipper Tom Watson following Ryder Cup defeat by Europe

Cricket

No Steyn or Philander will not be big surprise

Dale Steyn. Picture: AFP PHOTO/ISHARA S KODIKARA
2 day(s) ago

Andrew Hudson will not need to explain absence of Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander in squads to play limited overs series in New Zealand, Australia

Soccer

Amajimbos snatch momentous victory

Fikile Mbalula. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT
2 day(s) ago

Under-17 team will face continental giants after qualifying for CAF African Championships

Rugby

WP will be on attack despite losing key players, says Fleck

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1 day(s) ago

Backline coach Robbie Fleck says Western Province will continue to play positive, attacking rugby in Currie Cup even without some of their biggest strike weapons

Other Sport

Bookies celebrate on Tommy Gun’s win

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1 day(s) ago

Jockey Stephanus Chambers wins R1m Vaal race on 16-1 chance Tommy Gun, ensuring Emerald Cup is bonanza race for bookies for second year running

Rugby

White quits Sharks

Jake White. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG
2 day(s) ago

World Cup-winning coach Jake White’s decision takes SA rugby by surprise

Rugby

Boks seek to end All Blacks run of success

EMPHATIC WIN: Jean de Villiers scores a try for South Africa during the Test against Italy in Durbanon Saturday. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

The Springboks’ clash against the All Blacks at Ellis Park this week will simply be about the best two teams in the world clashing for good old-fashioned glory

Rugby

Hougaard out to rekindle magic

Francois Hougaard. Picture: LUKE WALKER, GALLO IMAGES
6 day(s) ago

Springbok scrumhalf has been on the periphery of the squad for a year but will be a central and potentially match-winning figure on Saturday

Soccer

PSL teams praise Diski Challenge

Bidvest Wits captain Sibusiso Vilakazi. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU
6 day(s) ago

New Multi Choice Diski Challenge reserve league can transform way PSL coaches introduce youngsters to their first teams, say PSL coaches and administrators

Other Sport

Shadow Line can put field in the shade

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6 day(s) ago

The worry now is whether the Toreador gelding can defy the hefty penalty he received for Vaal win

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