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Faf du Plessis chuffed with allround display as SA earn first World Cup win

Faf du Plessis chuffed with allround display as SA earn first World Cup win

When Andile Phehlukwayo put what became the last ball of South Africa’s World Cup match against Afghanistan at Sophia Gardens on Saturday into the Taff River‚ his captain breathed a sigh of relief.

Fleck departs Stormers with dignity after a tumultuous time

Robbie Fleck’s tenure as Stormers coach came to an end in a depressingly familiar way – so close yet so far – but he departs with dignity after overseeing a team in a time of instability at the club.

Paul Pogba hints at move away from Manchester United

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba suggested on Sunday that he could be open to a move away from the Premier League side, telling reporters in Tokyo that now "could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else".

Pakistan PM Imran Khan tells players to beat India with mental strength

Pakistani prime minister and cricket great Imran Khan on Sunday urged his country's cricket team to be mentally strong and take calculated risks to triumph in a crucial World Cup clash with arch-rivals India later in the day.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan tells players to beat India with mental strength

Pakistani prime minister and cricket great Imran Khan on Sunday urged his country's cricket team to be mentally strong and take calculated risks to triumph in a crucial World Cup clash with arch-rivals India later in the day.

A captain named Desire: Nigeria skipper relishes France showdown

This is her third World Cup, and it has a special flavour given she plays her club football in France for Guingamp.

Tahir, De Kock star as SA earn first World Cup win

Led by Imran Tahir, South Africa’s attack overpowered Afghanistan to earn their first win in five games at the World Cup at Sophia Gardens on Saturday.

Bulls grab Super Rugby playoff spot as Lions bow out

The Bulls overcame an early scare to beat the Lions 48-27 and take the last Super Rugby playoff spot after Saturday’s derby at Loftus Versfeld.

Caster says Moroccan boss tried to bar her from Rabat Diamond League

Caster Semenya has rejected the claim by the Rabat Diamond League organisers that she had declined their invitation to compete there, saying they had first barred her from taking part and then allowed her when it was too late.

Exquisite Am strikes late as Sharks down Stormers

Centre Lukhanyo Am is the toast of Durban after his injury-time try secured the Sharks a place in the Super Rugby play-offs by seeing off the Stormers 12-9 in a dour arm-wrestle that lacked quality but not commitment.

Bafana play to goalless draw against Ghana in Nations Cup dress rehearsal

Bafana Bafana played to a 0-0 draw in their friendly international behind closed doors against Ghana at the Dubai Police Academy on Saturday.

Bongani Zungu says Ghana will give Bafana a tough outing

Midfielder Bongani Zungu expects Bafana Bafana to be given a tough workout in their friendly Africa Cup of Nations warm-up match against Ghana at the Dubai Police Academy on Saturday.

Joe Root is England’s glue, says Morgan

England captain Eoin Morgan heaped praise on batsman Joe Root whose polished century led the team to an emphatic eight-wicket Cricket World Cup victory over West Indies on Friday.

Caster Semenya declines Rabat 800m race: organisers

"She received an invitation but is unable to organise her schedule to come to Rabat," organiser Alain Blondel told AFP.

Cristiano Ronaldo served with papers in US rape lawsuit

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has been served with court papers related to a rape lawsuit in the United States, according to documents filed by his lawyers on Friday.

Celtics' Tshegofatso Mabasa joins Pirates

Pirates have been linked to a number of players recently, but Sowetanlive has it confirmed that Mabasa is the Sea Robbers' third signing at this stage.

Brazil win but fans unhappy at lacklustre display

Brazil win but fans unhappy at lacklustre display

Proteas fast bowler Lungi Ngidi looks set to miss World Cup clash against Afghanistan

Lungi Ngidi seems set to miss South Africa’s World Cup match against Afghanistan at Sophia Gardens on Saturday.

Stakes high for the Lions in must-win clash against the Bulls

As if it wasn’t high enough‚ the stakes were raised considerably for the Lions on Friday as their Super Rugby prospects were placed in greater peril.

Bafana Bafana climb in latest Fifa rankings

Bafana Bafana have moved up one place to number 73 in the latest FIFA World Rankings that were released on Friday.

Boxing's golden days over as Chauke decides to quit

He now promotes and train boxers

Veteran referee made a mark

33 years since Buqwana's close shave

Veldwijk’s not much to look at‚ but he can score‚ says Bafana coach Baxter

Lars Veldwijk is not so easy on the eye‚ but if you get the big Sparta Rotterdam centre-forward in the right areas he can score for Bafana Bafana‚ national team coach Stuart Baxter has said.

Junior Boks growing in confidence ahead of France semifinal

With a fourth straight Under-20 World Championship semifinal looming‚ the Junior Springboks are focusing on mental preparation after three physical matches in 11 days in the Pool phase.

‘The effort was incredible‚’ says Banyana coach Ellis

Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis says she cannot fault the effort of her players after their 1-0 defeat to China at the Fifa Women’s World Cup ended any realistic hopes of a second-round place.

Bok coach Erasmus delighted as Marx commits to Lions

Amid an exodus elsewhere the Lions have retained the service of Malcolm Marx until 2021.

Benkenstein warns Proteas to adapt or face embarrassing World Cup exit

London - South Africa batting coach Dale Benkenstein has warned his struggling side to adapt to the unique demands of the World Cup or face an embarrassing exit.

Crippling power comes head to head when Makabu takes on Kudryashov

Ilunga “Junior” Makabu and Dmitry “Russian Hammer” Kudryashov have so many knockout victims between them that it is no exaggeration to suggest there will be no need for the judges when they collide for the WBC Silver cruiserweight belt in Russia on Sunday.

West Indies must be smart to topple England, says Holder

Southampton - West Indies captain Jason Holder says his resurgent side are using their brains as well as brawn ahead of a World Cup clash with hosts England on Friday.
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