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Rugby

Grant set to make his debut at fullback

ON THE PACE: Siya Kolisi during the Stormers’ training session at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town on Wednesday. The home side will take on the Lions on Saturday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES, PETRI OESCHGER
2 day(s) ago

Decision to move flyhalf Peter Grant, who is struggling for form, is either tactical masterstroke or embodiment of uncertainty that pervades Stormers set up

Rugby

Bulls believe they are closing in on a tour win

Bulls coach Frans Ludeke. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
2 day(s) ago

Bulls coach, captain feel certain team is on edge of breakthrough win Down Under ahead of Waratahs game

Cricket

Court’s cold shoulder to Srinivasan blind eye

Narayanaswami Srinivasan. Picture: AFP PHOTO
2 day(s) ago

Indian supreme court rejects plea from Narayanaswami Srinivasan to reinstate him as cricket chief, says he turned blind eye to allegations of wrongdoing

Other Sport

‘Killer’ sure to feel the thorns in ‘Rose’s’ home flower bed

THE ROSE OF KHAYELITSHA: Mzonke Fana will defend his title. Picture: GALLO IMAGES, LEFTY SHIVAMBU
2 day(s) ago

Promoter S’Phatho Handi warns Mzonke Fana he cannot afford to lose World Boxing Association Pan African junior lightweight title against Themba Tshicila

Other Sport

Variety Club to confront global rivals

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

South African horse of the year Variety Club to face rivals from Japan, France, Ireland when he contests Champions Mile in Hong Kong

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Stars start off well on clay in Monte Carlo

Rafael Nadal beats Teymuraz Gabashvili, Roger Federer thrashes Radek Stepanek to enter third round at Monte Carlo Masters

Opinion

Struggle history a game plan for sports goals

Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula. Picture: THE TIMES

We should be giving our top athletes everything they need to make us shine in the international sporting arena

Rugby

Brüssow back to beef up Cheetahs for Sharks clash

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Sharks expect to face determined, more dangerous Cheetahs side at Kings Park now that Heinrich Brüssow is back from Japan

Opinion

Mayambela’s transformation confounds sceptics in SA

Cynical snickers almost inevitable after it became public knowledge that SA football reject Mark Mayambela was desperately trying to facilitate a move to Sweden

Rugby

Former Bok head fixer called in for scarred Stormers

Henning Gericke. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEE WARREN
3 day(s) ago

Former Springbok psychologist Henning Gericke will use his considerable experience to help prepare the team to face the Lions at Newlands this weekend

Other Sport

Djokovic aims for fifth consecutive tennis title in Monte Carlo

HARD BATTLE: Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts in his men's singles final tennis match against Andy Murray of Britain at Wimbledon in London on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

The second seed and defending champions has won the past 11 games in a row, finishing in 45 minutes and improving to 17-2 on the season

Soccer

Serero in line for R4m bonanza at Dutch club

3 day(s) ago

The Ajax Amsterdam star, who has played a central role in the club’s excellent run this season, just needs just one more start to make sure he gets the full bonus

Other Sport

‘Animal’ looks to lift career with Russia bout

Kaizer Mabuza. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT
3 day(s) ago

Kaizer Mabuza is clearly past his sell-by date, and trainer Manny Fernandes says it’s crucial the boxing veteran win fight against David Avanesyan

Other Sport

Mosley advises FIA to ignore criticism of Formula One’s new engines

Max Mosley. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/BETHANY CLARKE
3 day(s) ago

Former Formula One governing body president Max Mosley says his French successor is handling the situation much as he would have done

Cricket

SA’s cricketers to score big bucks in IPL

Dale Steyn. Picture: SYDNEY SESHIBEDI
4 day(s) ago

Investment in South African players in this year’s Indian Premier League stands at more than R100m

Rugby

Stormers coaches use bye to do stocktaking

4 day(s) ago

After losing six of their opening seven matches, the Stormers are in desperate need of a physical and mental break

Other Sport

Fognini fights back to win first round

Fabio Fognini of Italy returns the ball to Joao Sousa of Portugal during the Monte Carlo Masters in Monaco on Monday. Picture: REUTERS
4 day(s) ago

Italy’s Davis Cup hero rediscovers his game just in time to produce a 5-7 7-5 6-4 comeback over João Sousa to progress to Monte Carlo Masters second round

Soccer

Hunt pursues personal cup finals milestone

Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 day(s) ago

Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt says he did not leave his former club SuperSport United to play second fiddle to any of the country’s top sides

Cricket

Cricket SA must be patient as disaffected seek to undo ICC coup

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4 day(s) ago

Seven of the 10 Test-playing nations, the most senior of which is SA, have been bullied into a corner by India, aided and abetted by England and Australia, writes Neil Manthorp

Soccer

League is Liverpool’s to lose

DETERMINED: Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel, left, vies with Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri during the English Premier League football match at Anfield. Liverpool took a giant stride towards their first English championship of the Premier League era with a 3-2 win. Picture: AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES
5 day(s) ago

Victory over Manchester City puts Merseysiders in lead to be champions

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Trouble-hit IPL limps onwards

Organisers are hoping for high-quality cricket to mask stink of corruption

Cricket

Latif rejects top job over ‘corrupt’ players

3 day(s) ago

Former Pakistan cricket captain Rashid Latif says he turned down job of national chief selector because he cannot work with former players tainted by corruption

Other Sport

Minister ‘confident’ of netball league success

Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula. Picture: THE TIMES
3 day(s) ago

Premier league for the women’s sport finally formed after South African Breweries’ Brutal Fruit comes on board as a much-needed sponsor

Soccer

Old ‘Dog’ still wants to guide Aces to the PSL championship

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

Clive Barker turns 70 in two months and is scheduled for a knee operation at end of season, but even that will not stop him from negotiating an extension to contract

Soccer

Ronaldo to miss final against Barca

Cristiano Ronaldo.   Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

The Real Madrid top scorer has missed the team’s last three matches after limping off near the end of the Champions League quarterfinal earlier this month

Soccer

Losses will focus Bayern ahead of German Cup semifinal

3 day(s) ago

Two consecutive league defeats, including a 3-0 rout by Borussia Dortmund, will help Bayern Munich focus ahead of German Cup semifinal against Kaiserslautern

Soccer

Bucs give their fans some hope

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

Clash with Maritzburg United gives a preview of Nedbank Cup semifinal

Other Sport

Ferrari F1 team principal comes to the end of the road

Stefano Domenicali. Picture: AFP PHOTO
4 day(s) ago

Stefano Domenicali resigns as Ferrari’s Formula One team principal

Rugby

Cheetahs’ game plan is flawed, says captain

Cheetahs captain Adriaan Strauss. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LOUIS BOTHA
4 day(s) ago

Cheetahs captain Adriaan Strauss says that the game plan his team are employing could be undermining their accuracy

Other Sport

Career-defining fight for Jako

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 day(s) ago

Trainer Themba Zulu has given his charge, Luyanda Jako, an ultimatum: swim or sink

Other Sport

National yearling sale could yield a champion

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 day(s) ago

Louis The King will bid to become the first horse since Horse Chestnut in 1999 to win the Triple Crown

Rugby

Mvovo steers Sharks to victory over Lions

Lwazi Mvovo. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG
5 day(s) ago

Visiting fullback Lwazi Mvovo carries most menace in Sharks attack, scores try that finally breaks Lions’ back in Super Rugby contest at Ellis Park

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