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06 September 2017 6:52 PM Mourinho takes dig at Conte

Cape Town - Jose Mourinho has claimed that his title-winning Chelsea side was far more entertaining to watch than Antonio Conte's record breakers. Mourinho lifted his third trophy with the Blues in 2014/15 as they finished eight points clear of second-placed Manchester City, having set a new record for the longest consecutive spell (274 days) at the Premier 47

06 September 2017 12:57 PM Cape Verde eyeing fairytale WCup trip

Cape Verde Islands are in contention for a shock World Cup spot with successive wins over South Africa giving them a fairytale chance to become the smallest nation to play at the finals. The archipelago off the west coast of Africa has just over 500 000 inhabitants, making it 100 times smaller than South Africa who they beat 2-1 in Praia on Friday and even more surprisingly 46

06 September 2017 10:32 AM Beast still loving Springbok life

Perth - He may have played in 92 Tests since his debut more than nine years ago, but Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira remains thrilled with the current Springbok environment. The experienced prop gave his trademark broad smile when he spoke about the current Springbok environment, and how much he is enjoying himself in the current squad. But it’s not only about 29

05 September 2017 3:10 AM Proteas take time out from cricket

The Proteas squad for the ICC World Twenty20 in England will spend two days bonding and strategising at Phinda game reserve north of Durban. Initially, there were plans for the squad to practise in Durban but coach Mickey Arthur felt that most of his squad had played more than enough cricket during the recently completed Indian Premier League tournament 29

04 September 2017 10:47 PM Bafana in do-or-die clash

Bafana Bafana play Cape Verde in a do-or-die match at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Tuesday in which a win will bring their Russia 2018 Fifa World Cup campaign back on track. South Africa’s chances of being among five African countries to represent the continent at football’s biggest showpiece were somewhat spoilt following a surprise 2-1 defeat to Cape Verde 35

04 September 2017 6:11 PM Baxter: No SuperSport bias

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter says there is no truth to suggestions that he has been favouring SuperSport United players in the national team setup. Baxter led Matsatsantsa to victory in the Nedbank Cup final last season before taking up the Bafana Bafana job in a full-time capacity. A 2-0 away win over Nigeria in a 2019 AFCON qualifier 145

04 September 2017 12:00 PM Aussies highlight Coetzee’s ‘cheeky sledge’

Cape Town - Australians believe South African coach Allister Coetzee is playing mind games ahead of Saturday’s Rugby Championship Test between the Wallabies and Springboks in Perth. In an interview with Australian press, Coetzee said he struggled to understand how the Wallabies managed to lose their previous game against the All Blacks in Dunedin 137

02 September 2017 11:11 AM Bulls set for further coaching shake-up

Cape Town - The Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd will be instituting a restructure in its "High Performance, Coaching and Management divisions". In a press release the Bulls said it was the next step in a ‘turnaround strategy’ that has been strategically rolling out over the last few months. Last month the Bulls announced that coach Nollis Marais had been granted 40

31 August 2017 10:57 AM Akker starts at hooker for Sharks

Cape Town - Sharks coach Robert du Preez has named his team for their top-of-the-table Currie Cup clash against the Free State Cheetahs in Durban on Saturday. Du Preez made a few of changes to the side that defeated Western Province 21-20 at Newlands last weekend. Wing Kobus van Wyk picked up a groin injury against his former team and is unavailable 64

31 August 2017 6:00 AM Pakistan's Shadab joins Heat for Big Bash

Brisbane - Pakistan's dynamic teen leg-spinner Shadab Khan will play in Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash League with Brisbane Heat this year, the club said on Thursday. Shadab, 18, has made impressive progress since his international debut for Pakistan last year, producing starring T20 turns in the Pakistan Super League and the Caribbean Premier League 38