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11 January 2019 12:38 PM Provincial cricketer cleared to play after 'gun ban'

Cape Town - Provincial cricketer Qaasim Adams has been cleared to play club cricket while serving a ban for a gun-related incident that took place in November last year. According to the clubcricket.co.za website, Adams will resume playing for United Cricket Club in the Western Province Cricket Association First Division A. According to the report, Adams 77

11 January 2019 7:22 AM Kings prop cops ban for eye-gouging

Cape Town - The Kings will go into Saturday's PRO14 clash against South African rivals the Cheetahs without the services of tighthead prop Pieter Scholtz. The 24-year-old received a three-week ban on Thursday after he was cited for an eye gouge in the Kings' 38-0 loss to Edinburgh at Murrayfield last weekend. It means that Scholtz will miss next Saturday's 85

08 January 2019 6:19 AM Pirates eager to pile pressure on Wits

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates will have a good chance to close the gap on Absa Premiership leaders Wits when they take on struggling Chippa United in Tuesday's clash at Orlando Stadium. The Buccaneers come into the clash having drawn three and won two of their last five league outings, including a 2-2 draw with Highlands Park last Saturday 80

07 January 2019 7:31 PM WADA team returns to Moscow for lab info

Montreal - A three-person World Anti-Doping Agency team will arrive in Moscow on Wednesday to obtain laboratory doping test data after Russian authorities missed a deadline to provide the information. The mission announced Monday comes after WADA's athletes committee last week demanded Russia suffer new sanctions for missing a December 31 deadline to provide 78

04 January 2019 4:59 AM Chelsea fan banned for homophobic abuse

London - A Chelsea fan has been banned from football matches for three years after being ejected from their Premier League game against Brighton for shouting homophobic abuse. The 20-year-old man pleaded guilty to the offence of using threatening, abusive or insulting words during Chelsea's 2-1 win at Brighton's Amex Stadium on December 16. A spokesperson 45

03 January 2019 6:03 AM Millions of Indian women form chain for gender parity

Millions of women have formed a chain across a southern Indian state to support gender parity, amid protests by Hindu priests and conservatives against women of menstruating age worshipping at one of the world's largest Hindu pilgrimage sites. The Communist Party of India (Marxist), the ruling party in Kerala state, says Tuesday's protest drew some 5.5 million 150

28 December 2018 6:05 AM Wild Oats XI wins record 9th Sydney-Hobart race

Sydney - Supermaxi Wild Oats XI won its ninth line honours in the Sydney to Hobart ocean race on Friday to become the most successful yacht in the history of the gruelling competition. In a thrilling finish to the 628-nautical mile (1 163km) bluewater classic down Australia's east coast that saw an unprecedented battle between four supermaxis, the 100-footer 48

27 December 2018 4:26 AM WATCH: Top World news videos to watch today

US President Donald Trump, on a surprise visit to US troops in Iraq, says Islamic State is "not so dominant anymore". Japanese people react to the government's decision to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission and resume commercial whaling next year, which has already sparked criticism from activists and anti-whaling countries including 80

18 December 2018 6:48 PM Glencore billionaire among directors banned, fined by Canada

Glencore’s billionaire head of copper trading, Aristotelis Mistakidis, was among executives fined and banned from being a director by Canada after admitting that its Congolese copper and cobalt unit misstated how much metal it mined. Mistakidis, who is retiring from Glencore at the end of this year, was hit with a C$2.45m (R26m) fine and a four-year 96

13 December 2018 9:08 PM FINA to stage $3.9m elite 'swim series' after criticism

Shanghai - FINA plans to launch a "Champions Swim Series" in 2019 with $3.9 million (R55 million) prize money after swimming's governing body faced a backlash and legal action from some of the sport's biggest stars. FINA made the announcement on Thursday saying that the event will consist of a three-leg competition between March and May and include the Olympic 52